"If the day and the night are such that you greet them with joy, and life emits a fragrance like flowers and sweet-scented herbs, is more elastic, more starry, more immortal- that is your success. All nature is your congratulation, and you have cause momentarily to bless yourself. The greatest gains and values are farthest from being appreciated. We easily come to doubt if they exist. We soon forget them. They are the highest reality. Perhaps the facts most astounding and most real are never communicated by man to man. The true harvest of my daily life is somewhat as intangible and indescribable as the tints of morning or evening. It is a little star-dust caught, a segment of the rainbow which I have clutched." - Henry David Thoreau
I recommend the swordfish
My Friend is a Drag Queen
lunes, 12 de enero, 2004
Okay, I lied, but I wish it were true! I need some more interesting friends. On the topic of drag queens, I met my first today, on the subway, no less. Dunno if it was a transvestite... but definitely a cross-dresser. The big-bonedness and the facial stubble gave it away; also the patellas (kneecaps) were protruding in a rather un-feminine fashion. We got off at the same stop and I was surprised I was (slightly) taller than him! And he was wearing platforms!! He had very nice hair, though. I've seen some pretty hot Thai transvestites from photos my friend had took when she was in Thailand, but this person was like on the opposite side of the spectrum. Sorry, person... danhai nei jun hai ho wut dut (nay jeen hai ho chiew yeang [danshi ni zhen shi hao chou (pero usted es muy feo)])!!!
January 1 is Get a Life Day
January 2 is Happy Mew Year for Cats Day
January 8 is National Joy Germ Day
January 16 is Get to Know Your Customers Day
January 19 is Penguin Awareness Day
January 21 is Rid The World of Fad Diets and Gimmicks Day
January 21 is also Squirrel Appreciation Day
January 22 is Answer Your Cats Questions Day
January 27 is Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day
January 30 is Inane Answering Message Day
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Britney Spears Got Married?
domingo, 4 de enero, 2004
...Then got it immediately annulled
. Why I am not surprised? Did some tequila and a 'Friends' episode inspire her? Well, it's all "reported," so maybe I should have some doubts about our beloved B.S.
Hee, I finally got my RK Theme Song Collection CD...
Yaaarg... having to take a subway and bus to Queens just to get it... (an anime "warehouse"
). The train ride was nothing, but I accidently took the bus that went in the wrong direction and rode it for almost half an hour to Jamaica rather than the 10 minutes to College Point!! Stupid!!
At least I wasn't alone... but when I got on the bus that went in the right direction, I think it was the same! I thought the driver looked suspiciously familiar, and I remembered this cracked part above the exit (and my friend recognized the oil stains on the back of the bus). How embarassing...
Happy late New Year and early Three King's (and way early Chinese New Year's -- money, money, money).
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I'm So Happy I Could Barf
domingo, 21 de diciembre, 2003
Let's start with a "quote":
"I was walking across a bridge one day, and I saw a man standing on the edge, about to jump off. So I ran over and said, 'Stop! Don't do it!' 'Why shouldn't I?' he said. I said, 'Well, there's so much to live for!' He said, 'Like what?' I said, 'Well...are you religious or atheist?' He said, 'Religious.' I said, 'Me too! Are you Christian or Buddhist?' He said, 'Christian.' I said, 'Me too! Are you Catholic or Protestant?' He said, 'Protestant.' I said, 'Me too! Are you Episcopalian or Baptist?' He said, 'Baptist!' I said, 'Wow! Me too! Are you Baptist Church of God or Baptist Church of the Lord?' He said, 'Baptist Church of God!' I said, 'Me too! Are you original Baptist Church of God, or are you Reformed Baptist Church of God?' He said, 'Reformed Baptist Church of God!' I said, 'Me too! Are you Reformed Baptist Church of God, reformation of 1879, or Reformed Baptist Church of God, reformation of 1915?' He said, 'Reformed Baptist Church of God, reformation of 1915!' I
said, 'Die, heretic scum,' and pushed him off."
- Emo Philips
[Dang... I heard this four years ago... I'm so old...]
Eeee!! I'm so glad it's finally break. I can see all the friends that I want to see in person. I actually feel happy (a rarity). Now I feel anticipation... now depression, because before I know it, vacation will be over. ::sigh:: My happiness doesn't even last 5 seconds. What's most likely coming up: Queens, a theatrical movie, some DVD movies, New Jersey,
Alexander Hamilton's grave, and some general hanging out. More later? The world may never know...
I'm quite secular (yet I was more religious now than a few years ago...), but some of my most favorite songs are Christmas songs...
Merry early Christmas.
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domingo, catorce de diciembre, 2003
Wow, Saddam Hussein has been caught! Who's next, Slobodan Milosevic? Or perhaps... Osama bin Laden? Whoa... that last one should really be on the top of the list...
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sábado, seis de diciembre, 2003
Och. Snow, snow y mÃ¡s snow.
It just got worse as I started to type this. New York's probably the prettiest when it snows a lot, because there aren't teems of people and clots of cars in the sidewalks and streets. I'll just sit in the middle of a park (NOT Central Park) and watch the snow. El otoÃ±o es mi estaciÃ³n favorita, pero el invierno es segundo. No me gusta la primavera y el verano. I abhor them. It's just so... warm
. Yech. I went out yesterday, but I'm staying in today, drink a lot of hot niu wei soup
, and watch those DVDs
I bought yesterday in the twirling snow.
"We must go forward, not backward, upward, not forward, and always twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom!"
Oh, and I am seriously pondering about contemplating leaving... I like nutang, but I have other online things to maintain (e.g., a site, another weblog I write in with much more gusto, trying to keep my e-mails to under 100, but is still at 200+, etc.). I don't really write much here anyway, and am pretty much alone. We (I) shall see...
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miércoles, 12 de noviembre, 2003
Really off-topic: I went into New Jersey earlier this week! Oh-ho... anyway, nothing much, just checking out Newport Centre Mall to go to a certain store
so I could utilize my dumb card
. I've just realized I never spent too long in Jersey. I used to go to the mall and watch movies at a ridiculously cheap price (cheap compared to New York's 10 dollars, anyway). It costs 3 dollars for a round trip (used to be two...) on the PATH train, so total, it would be about $9. Plus, the mall's huge and I could always find something, and NJ has lower tax (six, but it used to be three!). In Manhattan, it would be $13 if I went on the subway... of course, now it's 4 dollars for a round trip. Inflation is confusing.
Well, then it wasn't really convenient to go anymore after 9/11... because the station was hundreds of feet below WTC, and I live fairly close to it. Anyhow, I didn't find what I wanted and went home sad and in the rain
(well, misty drizzle).
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jueves, 23 de octubre, 2003
Old news: I was aware of the rivalry between the Red Sox and the Yankees, except I didn't know the whole history behind the "curse." New news: Yankees lost Game 5!!!!
Nooo... then again, they've already won a lot. I'm not a big fan of baseball, but I'm a Yankees fan. Ambivalence, do I know thee now?
...Anyway, I remember betting three years ago during the subway series (NY Yanks vs. NY Mets) in Global class. If we bet correctly, the teacher would give us extra points on a test or something. Eh... I bet on the right team, but too many games. Anyway, it's back to the Bronx for Game 6! In reality, I haven't been watching the games at all. I just follow the scores. I used to watch the (Yankees) games, but I have better things to do now. It's nice if they win this year, but it was nice when they won those 26 other times too.
Can't think of any significant NY happenings... except on the subway this stupid bitch, who was standing up talking to her friends, kept touching me (I was sitting down). She was hovering over me worse than a bee helping a flower mate and kept knocking her skanky legs into my hands (I was reading a book). ANNOYING!
P.S. Heh, isn't this Terrence and Philip or something from South Park? "Shut your fucking face, uncle fucker..."
P.P.S. Why does it look like they are arguing in Japanese?
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jueves, 25 de septiembre, 2003
I just wanted to say (which barely has anything to do with NY) that this reminds me if Sagara Sanosuke (Rooster Head) from Rurouni Kenshin, all the Dragon Ball characters, and the happy smiley face got together and made this.17:59
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