Archive for December, 2004


Friday, December 31st, 2004

A random snapshot took at night inside the bedroom.

4-in-1 Pens

Wednesday, December 29th, 2004

If you know me, you’d probably have one of these cool pens that has “” printed on them. It is a pencil, ball-point pen and a stylus! It also has an eraser. It’s lovely. I ordered them from a while ago and they have great service and pricing for custom-printed promotional products including pens, blankets, bags and sticky notes, etc. They have great service.

Bloody Trip

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2004

I had a bloody dream last night. I was travelling to South East Asia with O. We first went to an area where the few countries meet — Thailand and Cambodia, etc. No one was there, so it was rather creepy. There was a big concrete ground where the countries met. We went into Cambodia and had a bowl of noodles.

Then we were on a double decker bus. O. was the driver, he was driving us to see the royal palace. The bus was fulled of his Thai friends. It was jam packed. I was travelling with my childhood friend E. Since we don’t speak the language, we felt rather alone on the bus. The drive was scary — it was rough, and there were traffic and people everywhere. Suddenly accidents were happening around us. In fact, our bus slammed into another car and we knocked someone over, he was killed and it was a bloody scene. Our bus fled (yes, O. decided to fleed) from the scene and continued on. Traffic accidents continued to happen on the way as we went, many people were killed, and there were dead bodies everywhere. We commented that Thailand has a really bad traffic situation. We cried and we were freaking out, “are we going to die?”

Would you like a hamster?

Tuesday, December 21st, 2004

I walked by a local pet store and right on the window there was a sign. It says that if you get a castle that sells for 49.95, you can get a hamster for only 99 cents! Now think about it my friend, would you like to buy a castle for your pet or a living hamster? Am I going to get a free (almost) hamster for a 50-dollar hamster house? I thought people buy pet houses for their pets. Now, as for the 99-cent hamster, I can’t really figure out the logic here. What really worths something here? A life or a plastic house for some living creature?

Keep Warm

Monday, December 20th, 2004

It was the coldest day today so far this winter. When I woke up the announcer on the radio announced that it was 9 degrees. It’s currently 17F and it like 1F. Keep warm!

Ball of Fur

Wednesday, December 15th, 2004

Sasha looks the cutest when she curls up in a ball of fur. Look! You can even tell where her body begins and ends! (More pictures of Sasha can be found at the picture gallery.)

Tuesday, December 14th, 2004

For the last few days I have been constantly blogging on, my new paper and bookmaking blog. I have been taking pictures old books I made as well as recent ones. M. enjoyed the personal style of the writings, she could tell that I really enjoy doing it. Thanks, M.

Hearty Winter Soup and Toast

Friday, December 10th, 2004

M. has a fever, so I decided to make soup for dinner. I have carrots and cucumber in the fridge, so I made ginger-carrot cucumber soup with onions and rosemary. I have toasted some challah bread topped with cinnamon-sugar to go with the soup. It’s very hearty and comforting, especially with the 4-cheese topping on the soup, they are perfect for a cold rainy night like tonight.

1,420-Calorie Burger

Thursday, December 9th, 2004

Alledgedly Hardee’s serves up a 1,420-calories burger called the “Monster Thickburger” (as a reference, a Big Mac has about 600 calories). Now if you order with the extra medium fries (520 calories) and soda, the whole meal will give you a total of 2,340 calories. I just don’t know what to say to that. Good luck, man.
Read MSNBC’s coverage (link courtesy of O.)

Paper and Bookmaking

Wednesday, December 8th, 2004

“Paper or Bookmaking” or “Paper of Bookbinding”? I prefer “bookmaking” because not all books are binded, some books are simply not binded. Anyway, I decided to set up a new blog to document my bookmaking experience, plus the handling of paper. Thanks to M. helping me to come up with a name, “Cai Lun,” the great inventor of paper, and I am proud to say that he’s Chinese.

On (Paper and Bookmaking Blog), I decided to write about anything I came across with paper and bookmaking ˜ from tips and techniques to end products that I create; from origami instructions to books that I come across; from shopping tips to events. I am rather excited about this. I suppose it will also serve a purpose for me to keep working with paper. e.ku says I may have a cult following on the site, let’s see!