Category Archives: friends


The house smells of eclairs, and stories are baked into those
light-brown shells!

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Yesterday, W- helped Quinn build a steadycam for her film projects.
They picked up some parts from the hardware store and built a
steadycam for ~$20 following instructions on the Internet. Yay D.I.Y.!
(Me, I stayed indoors and read Miss Manners.)

Quinn’s really excited about shooting film. Her Super-8 seems to be
broken, but she might borrow one to shoot the party on Saturday.

It was good to catch up with her, too. Girl talk over green tea… =)

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Tea party

I had my first tea party at 666 today. I really enjoyed having people
over for tea and conversation!

I served roiboos tea (with milk and cube sugar!), the banana bread
W- baked (yum!), and Belgian chocolate biscuits. Gabriel’s vegan,
so I offered him dragonfruit (which no one else had tried). I also
brought out tortilla chips and spicy black bean dip. I also prepared
tablea hot chocolate, which went well with the brown sugar cubes.

Next step: get more mugs so that I’m not constantly washing… ;)

Feel free to join me for tea next Sunday from 3:00 to 6:00. I’m going
to try baking!

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Cute socks!

Also, W- gave me a wonderful housewarming gift: a collection of
rainbow-colored socks with messages like “I’m cute, so put me in
charge.” ;) His daughter had told me about them previously. They’re

(And great timing, too, otherwise Rigoletto would’ve been so sad…)

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Help getting on my feet = priceless

Last Sunday, I showed W- Young the
apartment I’m planning to rent. He’ll sign the contract as my
guarantor, so he should get to see what I’m renting. He’s a lot more
experienced than I am at evaluating places, The place had his
approval, which made me feel a lot better. His daughter also approved
of it, as the closet made a good hiding place. I owe him *big time*
for helping me begin the process of settling into Canada. I don’t know
how I could do it without his help!

After I showed him the place, he taught me how to make tonkatsu. While
we were making tonkatsu, I introduced his daughter to
Cute Overload. (Cute overload!) Then we
played Brain Age on the Nintendo DS, which was tons of fun and which
made me want to write my own version for my Vaio. (I should be able to
get something like that going…)

It was a wonderfully relaxing Sunday evening. I’m so glad to share my
life with people like them. =)

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Crafting day at the Gorey

Last Saturday was crafting day at The Gorey, where Quinn, Jed and
Leigh live. I created three pieces: a 3-strand faux rose pearl
bracelet with a magnetic clasp, a pair of chandelier earrings with
diodes, and a necklace with bells and seed beads to match the Ifugao
belt that I had turned into earmuffs. I’ll post pictures after I get
back from New York and finish move number one.

I like crafting. I can create exactly what I want instead of combing
stores until I find someone who’s quirky in just the same way as I
am… =)

Crafting with friends is even more fun! Quinn taught Alex and Eric how
to knit, and we spent a lazy Saturday afternoon just chatting over our
respective hobbies. Good stuff.

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