March 31, 2006

Suddenly free on Friday

March 31, 2006 - Categories: !Uncategorized

Brian’s birthday get-together has been moved to Saturday, so Friday is
suddenly free. I think I’ll spend that evening at Graduate House. Good
time to reflect. Besides, I hate Plan Bs and defaults. They’re unfair
to others and myself.

(… and I’ll finally get to finish my sewing! =) )

Random Japanese sentence: 私は犬よりも猫が好きです。 I prefer cats to dogs. Watashi wa inu yori neko ga suki desu.

Sunlight and weeds

March 31, 2006 - Categories: !Uncategorized

I hitched a ride with a couple of IBMers down to the York Mills subway
station today. On the way there, I saw an absolutely beautiful sight:
common weeds aureoled by the sunlight at that perfect yellow right
before it slips into the orange of sunset.

Cliched perhaps, but singularly beautiful.

I wanted to stop the car and shoot with my dinky little
point-and-click – heck, even with my phone – but we were almost near
the highway, and it wasn’t the kind of place where one could just stop
and shoot.

Maybe that’s what I’ll do this Friday: take a nice long walk, eyes
open for spring. =)

Random Japanese sentence: メアリーは読書をしており、1匹の猫がかたわらで眠っていた。 Mary was reading, with a cat sleeping beside her. Meari- wa tokusho o shiteori, ippiki no neko ga katawara de nemutte ita.

In times of weakness

March 31, 2006 - Categories: friends

I threw up last night almost six hours after I ate bacon and eggs from
a restaurant. Weird that the only time I got a severse adverse
reaction to food here, it wasn’t even my fault. I was very weak, but
fortunately I had my cellphone with me, so I managed to call up my mom
for advice and one of my friends for help. It was all I could do to
grab a mug of water, open one of those wonderful air-activated heating
pads, and stagger into bed.

I would’ve asked Mariana for help, but she was studying, so I called
the only person I could think of who’d probably be awake and ready to
help. Deep gratitude goes out to Mike Tsang, who brought biscuits and
prepared some sugarwater for me. That really helped me recover, and I
went to sleep rehydrated.

I had a heavy lunch that day, so I think the suddenly high calorie
intake upset my system. I’m so very glad I have friends, though.

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Random Japanese sentence: その子はねこの尻尾を掴まえた。 The boy caught the cat by the tail. Sono ko wa neko no shippo o tsukamaeta.