Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Devil Moment II

Like last year, I was the "devil" director at this year's Halloween party for kids.

Too much makeup goes a long way on the occasion, no matter how unprofessionally slutty I may look.

Until next time,


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

No Trick Required

The cutest Halloween treat ever. A gift from a three-year-old student of mine.

Thank you, little M!

Until next time,


Sunday, October 17, 2010

Autumn Fun

You know what's great about the colder weather? I can knit and have a big cup of coffee!

I am not a big all-year-round coffee person, but enjoy a good cup when the wind starts to feel chilly.


And I have loved knitting since high school. A surprising amount of people are dumbfounded at the thought that I knit for fun, the same way they are astonished at that I cook and bake. I guess I don't easily give off the I-can-do-something-homey vibe, but I guess it's a good thing. The unexpected goes a long way in a reltionship, I can tell you.

I am trying to figure out what to knit for my little nephew for the first time, and in the mean time, making my own scarf.

Until next time,


Monday, October 11, 2010

Lost in Translation II

Woke up and the first thing that jumped in my eyes were a sight of two sliding window doors.

...I'm in Nagoya now.
I tell myself.

Still groggy, I get up from the bed, walk to the window to open them, only to find...

... another building 20 feet away from my hotel. How delighting...

Which overlooks a skyscraper that tries to look very cool.

Nagoya's very likable, though. I find the city very easy to get around and not too traffic-y like Tokyo. The beautiful autumn weather didn't kill it, either.

They have a zoo and an aquarium, too. Wish to come back for them in near future.

Until next time,


Sunday, October 10, 2010

Look, The Sun Is Rising!

Woke up at 4:30. Crap. It's very depressing when it's still dark out and you can't bring yourself to go back to sleep. So I got up and gave myself a pedi-and-mani treatment. I'm doing laundry as I write, and I probably will start cleaning after this. Love how unnecessarily productive I am being out of freaking out and not being able to stay still.

Didn't I just have a similar morning? click here. Well, this time, it's not about a debut at an important seminar or making a maid-of-honor speech at a wedding. It's about, gasp, meeting "the parents." Obviously, being brought up in a very traditional household, I never thought the day would come until I am to lawfully tie the knot with my other half, where meeting them would be more like, "hi, my name is Sak and I am to be your daughter-in-law" kind of thing, rather than, "hi, my name is Sak and your son has not proposed to me but I am here because, you know, I thought I should give you the headsup."

My high-school gal pal R is getting married today, by the way. Congrats, girl! Sorry I can't go to the wedding, but we will meet soon to celebrate, 'K?

Maybe it's a great day for me, too. Well, I can hope, can't I?

Good luck, me!

Until next time,


Friday, October 8, 2010

Another Friday Morning

I love Friday mornings. It feels like the week is ending, and I love the notion that it's only a day and a half more till Saturday evening.

I've posted a similar entry before, but I also love my breakfast-and-the-weekly ritual, too. I love the unwinding time, catching up with what's happening in the world and getting inspired by the word choices of the good writers.

Pancakes and tea! Most likely my favorite combo for a breakfast.

And look! They unearthed another new dinosaur species, closely related to Triceratops!

I'm haveing a great day already. Have a nice weekend, everyone!

Until next time,