Archive for September, 2010

Odd Dreams

For the past three nights, I’ve been having variations of essentially the exact same dream. A sense of urgency and stress with someone who is no longer in my life. It makes no sense and I wake up every morning confused. It’s particularly odd to me because I haven’t seen or thought about this person in so long that I almost forgot about our friendship (or lack of). Is this a sign telling me to rekindle the friendship? Because I have no desire whatsoever to do such a thing.

I’m just rambling because I’m extremely sleepy and there are still four hours left to go at work.

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“Always remember to slow down in life; live, breathe, and learn; take a look around you whenever you have time and never forget everything and every person that has the least place within your heart.”

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No place like home

Vacations are wonderful but sometimes, the best feeling is coming home and sleeping in your own bed.

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Mommy goodness

I love my mom very much but her English is horrendous. Everytime I get an email from her, I end up laughing at her. It’s worse when we chat on Skype and she can see me laughing for no reason. Bless her heart.

Here are just some examples of her emails. After reading her emails again, I’ve concluded that this is exactly how she talks in English too. Sigh, 25 years in America didn’t help her English at all.

I emailed her to let her know I won’t be able to talk to her for a week.

Hi Diana,

Is vacation time coming. Hope you have a nice and safety trip. Maybe you can shell me,what you see in Shanghai betwen now and 10 years ago.

God Bless,
I emailed to let her know I was flying home to visit. AHAHA my fright number. Sigh..

Hi Diana,

I’m so happy come back to us. I can call you anytime anywhere.

Call me. I will go with to dinner.
Send me your fright no and time. I will go pick up.


When she went to Japan to visit my Aunt when she had to do chemo


How are you! I didn’t hear anything from you, it mean no news is good news.

My sister (Pailing) she had chemo (1st time) now. She looks everything is ok. She so care her hair her image. She so weake no engary.

I am in Japan from March 7 until April 18. My major job is with her give her support. I need help their family do housekeep, prepare three meals. Kiyo and Rie all day in school.

Grandpa and grandma they so worry. Everyday used skype many many times.


God Bless,

She went on a trip in Europe and emailed my brothers and I to tell us about her trip.

How are you everyone! I am come back Taipei on yesterday May 8 early morning.Our tour has may may good spot to see also very busy and tight. We fly from Taipei to Germany Frankfurt begin our trips. we go to Geneva in Swizerland,Neuschwanstein in Austia, Zugspitze in Germany, Praha in Czech … Is fun .

God Bless,


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My trip just around the corner and question looming in my head is:

“How am I gonna go a week without the Internet or my phone?”

For those who know me, it comes as no surprise that I will spend anywhere between 12-17 hours online each day. Okay, my job also requires me to use the Internet but that’s still an excessive amount by any standards.

Obviously, if I really wanted to, I could just go to an Internet Cafe (do they still have those?) and check my email, Google Reader, Facebook, the news, etc.

For some reason, I think it will bother me to have dozens of work & personal emails and thousands (probably) of Google Reader feeds going unread for so long. But at the same time, I’m kind of exhilarated at the fact that, for the first time in a long time, I’ll actually be free of all that distraction.

Is it odd that I feel that way? Or is my Internet addiction that bad? I’m gonna go with the latter.

But let’s face it, knowing me, I’ll probably be on a computer the minute I step off the plane. Sigh, I’m already doubting myself before I even begin.

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Behavioral addiction is a recurring compulsion by an individual to engage in some specific activity, despite harmful consequences, as deemed by the user himself to his individual health, mental state, or social life.¹

Come on, admit it, we all have an addiction. The only questions that remain:

1) Do you know what your daily addiction is?
2) Do you have the guts to admit to yourself and others that you have this addiction?

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Shanghai Ready

(via BostonGlobal)

With less than one week until departure, I’m nowhere close to being ready for my trip to Shanghai next week. It’ll mark my first time there and my first international trip in two years. Instead of getting ready by making a checklist of what I need to pack, all I’ve really done is look at endless pictures on Google. Bless the boyfriend for being so organized and planning out the itinerary for our trip.

Here are the only three things I have on my itinerary

1. Eat
2. Check out the city
3. Check out the World Expo!

I’m excited!

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(via Holstee)

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My Life of Screens

A picture tells a thousand words. Everyone (including myself) posts pictures of the fun stuff they do, the foods they try, the places they go. How come no one shows people what they REALLY do?

Here are pictures of how 95% of my time is spent.

My Work Screen:

This is what I see from 9:30AM to 6PM every day Monday through Friday. For those who are wondering, yes those are beer cans on my cubicle. My boss decided to make a fort shield out of soda & beer cans so we didn’t have to see each other out of our peripheral vision. Nice eh?

My Home Screen:

If I’m at home and I’m not in the bathroom, this is literally what I stare at all day. My family members, current and former roommates can attest to this. Whether it’s checking work, surfing the web, or stalking people on Facebook (I know you do it too), I probably spend more time with my laptop than any actual human being. This is sad but true.

My TV Screen:

I surf the web so much that, occasionally, I’ll literally run out of stuff to check on because I’ve caught up on every single thing there is. So when that happens, I come to depend on my trusty but seriously old TV. I love eating at home so that mac&cheese is just a glimpse into my fine cooking skills. Don’t hate.

So if you ever call me on the phone, I guarantee I will be looking at one of these three screens. Sad but welcome to my life haha

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Story of my life

This is EXACTLY how I felt when

-I walked up the stairs this morning to the office and had a run in with the most elaborate web ever made on the stairs
-Last week when I decided to take a short-cut through the grass near my work building
-Also last week, when I  came back to my apartment after being gone a few days and there was a small cobweb at my bedroom door


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