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more flowers for events… feels like spring is right around the corner

garden rose/tuplip

after coming back from the flower market this weekend, I had green tissues paper all of the apt.  Teffie looked so nice against the bright green.

Tigger chillin’

Today I stopped by my elementary school PS.21 in Flushing.  It’s been more than 20 years but soon as I walked thru the front doors, the familiar scent of the hallway, brought back memories like a flood.  Everything seemed scaled down from what I remember.  Then again, I am now 20+ years older than I was the last time I walked out of these doors.

After chatting with the ladies at the Administrative office, I found out that my 5th grade teacher, Ms. Ginger Manganaro was not only still teaching at the school, but was still teaching 5th grade.  I couldn’t get over myself.  I thought about stopping by to say hello and thinking back, I’m not sure why I didn’t.

Then I also stopped by my junior high school, JHS 189.  And as I was chatting up with the ladies in the main office, there was Mr. Solomon, my 8th Biology teacher.  He was one of my favorite science teachers of all time, even though I’m pretty sure he didn’t remember me, he put up a good front. : )  I was telling him how I still go around quoting him.   “When you learn something, learn it the right way the first time.  Otherwise you will have to spend twice as much effort and energy to unlearn the incorrect thing then have to learn the correct thing over the incorrect thing.”  How true is that statement in so many ways?

Then it occurred to me.  There are people, regardless of the financial reward, who  genuinely are passionate about their life, their job, their career.  Ms. Manganaro and Mr. Solomon, thank you for showing me what it’s like to be at the intersection of Passion and Purpose today!

Curtis told me about this pix during lunch one day.  He was moved to share this pix with right when I was telling him how I wanted a room full of books.  From floor to ceiling.  Karl Largerfeld… Of course I wished I was him for many many many reasons.  But here’s one more reason why I wish I was him!

Soon Doo boo jji gae (Spicy soft tofu soup).  On a really cold winter nite, there’s really nothing better.

The Cookshop is right around the corner from my office.  But on this day, I was definitely distracted by the bright red pepper shaker.  It was sooo pretty.

On Valentine’s Day John and I ventured out to Brooklyn to get some awesome tacos.  While I was trying to take a picture of John’s reflection on the window I noticed this girl staring at me taking the pictures.  Her stare was so intense and direct, I had to take a picture of her.

Snowstorm in Fort Lee, NJ

Simple, classy, and elegant clutch on Etsy.  Perfect for a bride. 🙂

nj sunset

Here’s a screenshot of my new bff.  I am planning a trip to Seattle at the end of April and I am patiently waiting because Bing is 72% confident that the fare would go down.  At one point the fare was $250.  Please don’t ask me why I didn’t buy it then.  I am totally kicking myself for it.  At one point, it was as high as $450.  I am patiently waiting because Bing is telling me to…. 🙂

hellooooo booyyyssss!

I’m a firm believer that everyone has a story.  Correction, everyone has a “FASCINATING” story to tell, you just have to ask the right questions and get them to tell you the story. 

While sitting across from someone today at work, he told me that he used to be a drummer for a band called the “Landlord.”  A real band.  Official website, touring around the country, myspace page, cds with more than 1 track,  groupies, and etc.  Okay, not sure about groupies, but wouldn’t be surprise to know that they had groupies.  It was the most interesting thing I heard from someone at work in a really really long time.  Someone once told me that they were at one point in their life an Olympic athlete, which I believed in, then of course turned out to be big fat lie.  Clearly, this is not one of those situations!

I am so incredibly encouraged and comforted by the fact that so many people have passion.  Whether you are living that passion or not is not relevant to me, since at the moment, I am too consumed by my passion and direction.  However,  isn’t it fascinating that we are seem to have this drive and inner-self that is always wrestling with the reality of life?  What if money was not a factor and responsibilities of life were a moot point.  Where would you be and what will you be doing with your life?   I am fortunate enough to ask this question and possibly actually live with the answer to that question.  The trepidation of uncertainties and insecurity for the moment is taking a back seat.  Even if it’s for a fleeting moment, I am in a good place right now.

I blogged about Diggy’s blog while back and haven’t really been following since.  Couple of days ago, I’m pretty sure I spent couple of hours on his blog to make up for the lost time.  I am really dying to know if he’s really writing this stuff himself.  Maybe I should write to him.  What are the chances that he actually writes me back?  I’m pretty sure he lives close enough…. Hmmmm…..

When I found out I was going to be “transitioned” out of my current position, after couple of days crying, I had sent out an email to friends and family about my situation.  Then someone forwarded me this site called Lemonade the movieIt really gave me the courage and hope that I really needed at the time.  I’m sure it was a way for God to reassure me that things were gonna be okay and that this was happening for a reason beyond my limited understanding.  I’ve been going thru a bit of an emotional and spiritual discovery in the past couple of weeks.  When I have some more time to spare, which I will in couple of weeks, I’ll definitely post more things about my process and progress.

something green to say “happy st. patrick’s day” (@red lobster)

View from our balcony after the snow storm.  It was so incredibly peaceful and breath-takingly stunning. 

This was our dinner the nite of the really horrible snow storm.  Yes, this would be comfort food for Asians.  Soba noodles with veggies, tofu, kimchi, and nori.  It was super yummy.

this song’s definitely growing on me. i went from kinda liking it to i like it a lot. the video’s pretty dope. visually, it’s really stimulating. reminds me of that video from m.i.a, but whatev. it’s still good.

this song’s been blowing on the radio. it’s pretty damn good song. it’s one of those songs that gets me real amped.  definitely cinematic and lots of gaga-ish style in there. it’s just one long and entertaining video. and tyrese makes a cameo. delicious

So I’ve seen the new Domino’s commercial at least 50 times.  And without fail, after the commercial is over, I want to pick up the phone and try Domino’s pizza again.  But the question is, am I up for another disappointment?  Almost afraid to find out.  Tried to convince John  to order Domino’s at least 10 times while we’re driving to Papa John’s but I have yet to succeed….

damn. this couple has the coolest wedding invite. by no means, am i trying to get married anytime soon. but, it almost makes me want to pressure the bf to get married (almost meaning not. wayyy too young for that) so all the cool and creative ideas don’t get snatched up fast.

anyway, courtesy of gizmodo.com, check out the invite:

http://gizmodo.com/5485071/is-there-any-better-gaming-nerd-wedding-invitation-than-this-answer-no

so we’ve all seen those match.com or chemistry.com or eharmony.com commercials. well i saw this commercial the other day and thought it was the same …

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