Penguin powwow (September 2, 2005, 0) - We, the Penguins of Sacha Chua, are delighted to welcome four additions to the Penguin Circle.
Candle-penguin tried its best to stay serious, but the Sock-penguins
and Purse-penguin just couldn’t stop clowning around. As the Linux
penguin, Tux felt slightly jealous because _it_ had started this
entire penguin thing in the first place.
Anyway, we had a nice chat
Addressing envelopes by hand… (November 22, 2005, 0) - I wonder if I’ll be able to send my Christmas letter on time. If not,
well, at least I’ll be following the established family tradition of
sending Christmas letters in April… of the next year. =)
I thought buying 75 envelopes at the Japanese Paper Place warehouse
sale would’ve lasted at least until the end of the year. But
Pedagogical patterns (June 26, 2003, 0) - PP 8 (Lab-discussion-lecture-lab) is almost exactly what we planned!
=) Maybe we’re on the right track. I will, however, need to improve
the quality of the lab assignments – references to textbooks/websites
and better instructions. Probably also hints.
PP 16 is pretty useful, too. As is the one on accessors/mutators…
Oooh. PP 33 is precisely what we did in Lab1.
Learning sewing and French (September 28, 2008, 4) - Sewing is turning out to be surprisingly fun. I finished the wool jumper-dress (Simplicity 4097), learning how to work with wool and lining. It’s amazing how even my not-quite-matched-up work looks better with a little bit of lining. In a burst of confidence, I wore my jumper outside the house yesterday. It didn’t fall apart
Halloween (October 31, 2007, 0) - I enjoyed this year’s Halloween more than the first two I’d spent in
Canada. I had spent both previous Halloweens in Graduate House, and
while graduate students can be quite creative in their costumes and
adept in their impersonations, it doesn’t quite have the same feel as
handing lollipops and chocolate bars to kids. (Even the teenagers who