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Cute socks!

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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
awesome!

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

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Help getting on my feet = priceless

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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

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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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I have the awesomest friends

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I don’t know how anyone can be so lucky to have such awesome friends.
If you’re ever a first-generation immigrant-to-be, here’s a tip: make
friends. Make deep friends. Best friends. Meet the kind of people
you’d like to grow old with.

I don’t know how anyone can be so lucky to have such awesome friends
in several countries…

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Snuggle

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Today was just way too intense. A morning of calling, an afternoon of
walking, an evening of panicking…

I’m exhausted. I’m going to curl up with a stuffed penguin now. Talk
to you folks tomorrow.

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Welcome to the world, Alexander Nolan!

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He’s *adorable.* Yay Jen and Chris!

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Orange and Bronze has discovered the secret to low employee turnover!

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I dropped by Orange and Bronze to find out what was going on in the
company that employs a surprising number of my friends. =) They’re
cool. They work hard and they party hard. Their secret for low
employee turnover? Mutual blackmail, it seems… ;) Oy, the stories
that I can’t blog!

It was great seeing them get along so well. Not everyone’s going to be
a good fit for their office culture, but those who are form strong
bonds. This will be interesting.

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