Tuesday, September 30, 2008
this is a meme that's been around, but i thought some pictures might be good today. everyone is tagged if they choose to be..
how old on your next birthday?
Where would you like to travel?
i'd like to go back to Spain - this time doing it like Polly Evans in "It's not about the tapas"
What is your favorite place?
Transkaroo restaurant in Great Brak River: great food, good friends and memories
What is your favorite food?
What is your favorite pet?
Poepies, my jack russel
What is your favorite color combination?
red and black, at the moment
What is your favorite piece of clothing?
What is your favorite song?
Gabriella's Song (Sa som I Himmelen O.S.T.)
What is your favorite tv show?
Queer as Folk
What is the name of your significant other?
Name the town in which you live.
What is your screen name?
What is the first job you had?
land surveyor's assistant
What is your dream job?
What is your greatest fear?
Name one thing you want to do before you die.
see the feature film based on my life
What is the first thing you would do if you win $1,000,000.00?
settle some debts
Sunday, September 28, 2008
i nearly wet myself laughing at the cuteness of it all: Peugeot's new, green concept car is a thing of beauty, called Loop. which is an Afrikaans verb describing the most ecologically friendly mode of transportation ever ;0)
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
my Mom sent me this photo by e-mail. it's of me and my childhood friend Corné, with our first catch! we were hoping for loads of calamari rings *lol* who knew you needed more than just that one to feed a family? (or that preparing calamari from scratch was an art and not a mere matter of frying the hell out of it *lol*)
also in this photo is my aunt Ella - may her soul rest in perfection.
i should write more - but school's a callin'
remember when sun, water and friendship was enough?
Monday, September 22, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Me and Peter are bound for Taipei this weekend. We've got tickets to see Wang Li Hong (LeeHom?) in concert! I'm super excited!! Not that I know LeeHom's music or anything - but a break-away from the South is way over due. That - AND we're hooking up with Heather, Mathilda and Stacey! I haven't seen them since our island adventure.
This is going to be good :0)
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
- Love should be honest.
- Avoid that which is bad in favor of that which is good.
- Let your affections be kind, sincere and honorable.
- Honor each other.
- Be the example.
- Never cool in your commitment.
- Nurture and develop your enthusiasm!
- Serve the Lord.
- Rejoice in hope.
- Be steadfast in the face of oppression.
- Help those around you.
- Always be courteous.
- Bless those who persecute - for they are hurt.
- Never curse another.
- Share in the joy of those who rejoice.
- Share in the sadness of those who weep.
- Always find agreement amongst yourselves. ("find" is a verb.)
- Never, ever be conceited - in fact, avoid the conceited.
- Choose in stead those who are humble - and be humble.
- Be mindful (not proud) of your opinions. Learn more.
- Forget about getting even - hurting those who hurt you, hurts more.
- Rather fill your hearts with goodwill towards all mankind. All year long.
- As far as possible, live in peace with everybody. Make it possible.
- Revenge is not in your jurisdiction - leave that to God.
- Rather care and provide nourishment to those you believe to be your enemy.
- Even more so to those who believe you are their enemy. (The lesson goes both ways.)
- Do not let evil overcome you.
- Defeat evil with good.
Toddler son: (shocked look)
Father: I'm kidding, mommy would never spank you, mommy would spank daddy.
Toddler son: Mommy spanks daddy?
Father (with a devious smile): Mommy spanks daddy all the time!
to illustrate, here is my list of reminders for today:
0600 - wake up sunshine!
0615 - check you pulse
0630 - you snooze, you loose!
0645 - break the fast
0700 - flock (and blog something)
0800 - shower time (can't touch this!)
0830 - leave for school
0900 - lesson 1 @ Rabbit class
0945 - snack time!
1000 - lesson 2 @ Rabbit class
1045 - lesson 3 @ Rabbit class
1130 - lunch and nap time
1400 - wake up Rabbits
1430 - lesson 4 @ Boston class
1515 - lesson 5 @ Sydney class
1620 - TCE 8 @ buxiban
1720 - snack time
1730 - Ea 73 @ buxiban
1900 - 8th grade conversation class @ buxiban
2030 - dinner
2200 - proofing and prepress @ SA
2330 - midnight snack
*aside: my ipod touch desperately wants to help out where my phone cannot go - but without a speaker it's alarms are useless. (anyone want to send me the new iphone? *lol*)
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
i'll take pictures ;0)
The Chinese Moon Festival is on the 15th of the 8th lunar month. It's also known as the Mid-autumn Festival. Chinese culture is deeply embedded in traditional festivals. Just like Christmas and Thanksgiving in the West, the Moon Festival is one of the most important traditional events for the Chinese.
The Moon Festival is full of legendary stories. Legend says that Chang Er flew to the moon, where she has lived ever since. You might see her dancing on the moon during the Moon Festival. The Moon Festival is also an occasion for family reunions. When the full moon rises, families get together to watch the full moon, eat moon cakes, and sing moon poems. With the full moon, the legend, the family and the poems, you can't help thinking that this is really a perfect world. That is why the Chinese are so fond of the Moon Festival.
The Moon Festival is also a romantic one. A perfect night for the festival is if it is a quiet night without a silk of cloud and with a little mild breeze from the sea. Lovers spend such a romantic night together tasting the delicious moon cake with some wine while watching the full moon. Even for a couple who can't be together, they can still enjoy the night by watching the moon at the same time so it seems that they are together at that hour. A great number of poetry has been devoted to this romantic festival. Hope the Moon Festival will bring you happiness.
The moon cake is the food for the Moon Festival. The Chinese eat the moon cake at night with the full moon in the sky. Here are a few pictures of the typical moon cake.
The picture on the moon cake box.
The moon cakes in the box.
One of the moon cakes in the box.