Monday, January 31, 2005


Cold today.
I had to check that there's still my ears (mimi) at the place they should be on the way back home. Very windy and my ears were hurting and losing their sense.
I lost my hat in TO so I don't have anything to cover my ears... oh well.

Even he has a hat. :)

Sunday, January 30, 2005

Happy Birthday

Nicole! and my father!

I like Ume (Japanese apricot) more than Sakura (cherry blossoms) ... They are pretty. And that one smelled nice.

Saturday, January 29, 2005

厄除け "avoiding bad luck"

My parents and I went to 厄除け (yakuyoke).

One more year for my parents, two more years for me. 厄年(yakudoshi = unlucky years) would go for three years.

When I went to Kyoto earlier this month, I took おみくじ (omikuji = written oracle) and it was 凶 (kyou) which is very bad. But after I went to the shrine and got お守り (omamori = an amulet) I got 小吉 (syoukichi) which is so so. :) So I believe the お守り working.

Some pics from today.

Friday, January 28, 2005


I went to a farewell party for my co-worker today.
Just got in, very tired...
Some people are leaving from work. That's understandable since the department will be closed sometime in Fall this year. If you find another job, you should go for it.
I'm thinking to go to Canada and study French after I finish my contract, so I'm not looking anything at the moment. I'm one of those people who's less worried at work I guess. Others are starting to worry what to do after the contract is over.

Thursday, January 27, 2005

Weather Girl

My friend Wilson used to call me "miss weather girl". Cuz I always know forecasts and talk about the weather... well, that's what he said. Sure I probably think about the weather often. I like looking at the sky and watching clouds move.
This nickname came back this morning. Because somehow I thought it's gonna be rain today. It turned out to be sunny cold day. I don't know why I thought about the rain. I even brought my umbrella. Quite few people asked me if it's gonna be rain today. I was just like "er, that's what I thought this morning, dunno why". I was watching CNN as usual before I go to bed maybe that's why. Must be somewhere in US rained today. haha

Baby, I found something interesting today. :)

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Happy Birthday

One day belated though. Hope you had a good one!
I still can't figure out where exactly you are right now!

My friend at work and I were talking about someone who soon will have her birthday. Her boyfriend will get her a snowboard wear. What my friend and I talked about were if that's pretty pricey for the birthday present and if you can ask your boyfriend to get you something expensive... I don't really know. Cuz I haven't asked someone to get me something expensive. (Of course sometime I've asked someone to get me something and paid them back.) I think it would be cute if you can ask your boyfriend to get you something you want. That something can't be too expensive though. Then, how much would be too expensive? That's all depends on people eh? I like to give small things to someone I like/care and I really love to get small things from someone special for sure. Now one package is coming. It probably be somewhere in pacific ocean now. (thanks again Aya!) And another will be on the way soon too! (thanks J!) Can't wait! And just think of the packages make me happy. I would be smiling to think about those Christmas cards I've gotten. So easy to make me smile. And yes, so easy to make me grumpy and bratty as well. At least one of you know that.

Tuesday, January 25, 2005


Had that dream. Flooding... drowning. But today I only remember part of it. Cuz last night/this morning I had one of those rare sleeps which I haven't waken up at 5am.
Oh well... anyone knows what this dreams mean?

I walked to my French lesson today too. That 30 mins walk is actually only time I can listen music and enjoy it. Listening music and walking, only two things I'm doing then. When I'm in my room I'm doing at least three or four things at same time. Like now as I'm writing this, I'm also watching CNN, chatting with my friend and talking to my mom.
Today I enjoyed listening a disk which my dear friend Carol made. (thanks again Caro! wicked CD) It started with Feist then K-OS, Sondre Lerche, Juliana Hartfield, Sloan, Billy Talent and lots more cool music.

Remembering when I went to see Sondre Lerche last Spring in Horse Shoe with Carol. And things I did during my visit in May came back. That made me smile.

Monday, January 24, 2005


Some of you know that I sleep light and short. So sometime I have few dreams in one night.
Last night at least I had four dreams.
And all of them were about floods.
Different people and different place I was.
Every time I knew there's gonna be water coming and swallow us all. So I tried to run away.
And other people also knew the water's coming. But nobody wasn't panicked or running away.
Very frustrating dreams.

Sunday, January 23, 2005

Sunday Night


After work. Waiting for the ride.

I got emails (yeah, like 10 of them) from my sis and sounds like lots of stuff happening there.
Wish I were there... sigh. I miss everybody. (I miss you most baby!)

Saturday, January 22, 2005


Birthday dinner.

Well, out favourite Sushi restaurant. I got my birthday Sushi plate for free. Cute eh?
Next weekend, we gonna have my father's birthday dinner. Planning to go to Chinese restaurant. (oh I need to make a reservation!)

Had very relaxed Saturday. Slept in and had pancake brunch. (with real maple syrup!)

Friday, January 21, 2005

First Time

In my life.
Well.... I went to a gym.
That's what I thought I would never do.
I didn't even sleep in for my day off. Got ready and walked to the gym. I was there for two hours and I actually enjoyed it.
There's two gyms in my neighbourhood though seems like the one I went is the cheaper one. Just no swimming pool. And they open longer. 8 in the morning till midnight.
Today was free trial. I might go back there sometime next month and be the member...

Well, time for the 厄払い (yakubarai) for me. I will go to Tanokuchi-yakushi (shrine) next week for 厄払い (exorcism...) I'm having three years of bad luck in my life from last year. So two more years to go. I don't feel like I've been having bad years though maybe that's because that 厄払い is actually working.


I had a dinner with girls tonight. Friends from work.
One of them are already working somewhere else. I bumped into her few weeks ago when I was out for dinner. Then she told me she just quitted her job. And today she told us that she just started new job. Started two days ago. And where she works is kind of a place I'd like to work. But seems like they already have enough people who speaks English... my friend can speak Chinese.
Lots of gossips. Lots of food and drinks.
It was fun night out. Now I feel sick cuz I ate too much. Yuck.

Congratulations Aya!
Yes, I heard some "uwasa" (rumors) about your engagement... hehe
And thanks for the books! Can't wait! Hope to see you sometime this year eh?

Wednesday, January 19, 2005


Happy Birthday Gavin.
Hope you had a good day today.
And Happy belated Birthday Jeremy!
I heard you are now the proud owner of a Leopard Gecko! How's "Cute"??? (Cute is the lizard's name)
I have two friends who shares birthday with me so they are Capricorns. Oh and Jeremy's dad is Capricorn too. I have few more fellow Capricorns at work as well.
Hard to keep truck of friend's birthday though I know even it's just an email to say happy birthday, but still it makes someone's day. Well, at least it would make me happy. :)

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

On The Way

To my French tutor's.

I love taking pictures of the sky. It never be the same. But the sky is the sky.
Today was pretty warm and nice day out.
Enjoyed walking with some music.

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Monday, January 17, 2005


I Miss You by Blink 182

"The unsuspecting victim
Of darkness in the valley
We can live like Jack and Sally if we want
Where you can always find me"

You grew up a lot in 2004. And it was mostly a very good thing.

I don't have anything to write today.

Sunday, January 16, 2005


Turn on the heater and snuggle up with books.

Saturday, January 15, 2005


Depressing stuff happened. I wrote about it in my other blog so I won't write here.
But wondering what makes you forget EVERYTHING you have and do something to ruin you and your family's life? You can regret and feel sorry lest of your life though what can you do about your family's life?

Friday, January 14, 2005


I remember when I found out about chemistry
It was a long, long way from here
I was old enough to want it but younger than I wanted to be
Suddenly my mission was clear

So for awhile I conducted experiments
And I was amazed by the things I learned
From a fine fine girl with nothing but good intentions and a
Bad tendency to get burned

All about chemistry
Won't you show me everything you know
Ah wonder what you do to me
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh, oh

Some time later I met a young graduate
When I had nobody to call my own
I told her I was looking for somebody to appreciate
And I just couldn't do it alone

So for awhile we conducted experiments
In an apartment by the River Road
And we found out that the two things we put together had a
Bad tendency to explode

All about chemistry
Won't you show me everything you've learned
I'll memorize everything you do to me so I can
Teach it when it comes my turn

Fine spring day, California waves
Sweet Pacific scenes through the
Windows of airplanes and hotel rooms

So when I find myself alone and unworthy
I think about all of the things I learned from the
Fine fine women with nothing but good intentions and a
Bad tendency to get burned

All about chemistry
Won't you show me everything you know
Ah wonder what you do to me
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh, oh

All about chemistry
Won't you show me everything you've learned
I'll memorize everything you do to me so I can
Teach it when it comes my turn

It's all about chemistry
It's all about chemistry
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh, oh

It's all about chemistry
It's all about chemistry
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh, oh

I really liked this song and completely forgot about it till today.
I watched a movie "40 days and 40 nights" today and remembered I liked the song very much.
Remembering those things gives me little happiness. Gee, I'm so easy to please eh?

Thursday, January 13, 2005

New Year Resolutions

Well, I try to pick easy ones.
Harder one, if I can't make it work then I would feel bad. So that's not good.

  • Listen music more.
  • Watch movies more.
  • Care about people who cares about me more.
  • Smile more.
  • Write more.
  • Don't stressed out about something I can't change.
Hmmm, looks okay to me. I will post more when I can think of something.

Wednesday, January 12, 2005


Some of my friends have a cold, call in sick and staying home. Today I was talking to my co-worker about the cold. Seems like when I was living in Canada, I've never gotten any cold from my Canadian friends. And I know there's a couple who live together (Japanese and I think American) and they don't pass cold to each other. So I'm wondering if you have different background, then you get different kind of cold... sounds silly though that's what we talked about today at work. Yeah yeah, we didn't have anything better to do!

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

My Favourite TV Show

At the moment, is CNN American Morning. I usually like to watch news. But there's one reason I really like to watch American Morning... because of him.

Monday, January 10, 2005

Natural Disaster

I just watched this... People were trying to help a guy from flooded river. Pulling him up.
Then, he slipped and down to the rapid stream. And gone...
Lots of depressing news around me and around the world.

Sunday, January 09, 2005

How Evil Are You?

I am 34% evil.

I could go either way. I have sinned quite a bit but I still have a bit of room for error. My life is a tug of war between good and evil.

Are you evil? find out at Hilowitz.com

Saturday, January 08, 2005

New Blog

It's new year and I had my birthday, it would be a good time to start something new...