Monthly Archives: November 2004

People.

It’s interesting how you just really like some people, you just don’t like other people, and other people give you a weird feeling right from the get-go. I have that situation with some of my students this year. There are … Continue reading

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Bib mmm-bop.

I just finished a satisfying day of shopping. I bought an expensive tube of Olay Regenerist, which got me two 50 RMB-off coupons, and then I went up to the shoe/boot floor. I found some cool-looking, biker-esque boots I really … Continue reading

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I slapped myself!

Last night I had a dream in which I was angry at myself for wasting time. I thought I should slap myself, as punishment. I remember that I tried to do it, but couldn’t. Then I really exerted myself, and … Continue reading

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Faux pas-san.

It seems that I’m prone to saying stupid stuff in front of Japanese people. Last year at SZU I was at a party where we were talking about rumors. I suddenly said, “I heard that the reason some of the … Continue reading

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Frivolous movie alphabetization.

After reading about how Bart is going through the movies he owns, from A to Z, I decided to tally up the movies Ive watched since July 12, when I started my new diary, and see how many letters of … Continue reading

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My faucet and I are menstruating.

I would have loved to take a bath and soak my foot, but the water coming out of the faucet is red. It’s happened before, and the dorm lady explained that it’s because there’s a lot of rust in the … Continue reading

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Just another pretty good day.

My classes went pretty well, and painlessly, this morning. I remembered to write more information on the board than usual to keep my hearing-impaired student oriented. He needs a little extra attention, but I hope to be able to give … Continue reading

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Mutant first draft is go!

I finished my first draft of my mutant story tonight. Now I just have to keep going on it, polishing it up, while remaining committed to getting a real, finished product within a reasonable time. Then, there’ll be the matter … Continue reading

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It’s World Television Day!

I hope everyone out there is doing their part and celebrating by watching TV. I found out about this important, but heretofore unknown to me holiday today, when I visted the Shanghai Art Museum to see the 2004 Shanghai Bienniale. … Continue reading

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Meet my hairdresser, KinKy.

I got a really good haircut today, and when the guy gave me his name card, I was surprised to see that his English name was KinKy. I don’t know if he knows what it means, but I suspect he … Continue reading

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Oops.

I invited the Israeli man who was so helpful to me when I was hurt to go out for a blind massage. I’d thought it would be good, and comfortable, but it turned out the blind guy did something really … Continue reading

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I need more vinegar!

I’ve become a vinegar fiend. I think it happened about a year and a half ago. I actually worry about which brand to buy when I go to the supermarket. One of the reasons I’m going shopping today is that … Continue reading

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Nothing much

Nothing much new here, I guess. I did end up making a complaint to the foreign office lady about the guy who lives upstairs. He might be mad, but he’s the one in the wrong. I also went to the … Continue reading

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Am I missing out on my chance to procreate?

I worry about this sometimes. I don’t have strong sexual desires, or, to put it a bit differently, I don’t have a strong desire to have sex with any of the people I know, or to go out and find … Continue reading

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No, I LIKE waking up at 4:15 a.m.

My upstairs neighbor’s weird early-morning noises are continuing. I actually spoke to the person who I thought was the culprit — this old man who lives on the fourth floor. After mentioning the noises to him, he suggested I was … Continue reading

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Skin.

I got my picture taken yesterday, and I looked like crap. My skin was really dull and saggy looking, and I had sort of a double chin. It’s the worst picture I’ve taken in a long time. I’m sure some … Continue reading

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Strong, but not Stalin.

I’m going to send today’s posts bit by bit, because my connection isn’t so good right now. I’ve been thinking lately about what I want in a man. I guess I could sum it up by saying I’m looking for … Continue reading

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Slogans

From time to time I think up odd slogans that I’d like to see in advertisements. Here are a few: Better cartoons. More crazy people. Japan. Weird religion. Good newspaper. The Christian Science Monitor. Five hundred years of history, and … Continue reading

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Dealing with sadness.

Sometimes I wonder if I take the wrong strategy when dealing with things that upset me. I always try to keep my emotions under control, and not become too upset, even when I’m by myself. Then I think I let … Continue reading

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The explanation:

I asked a security guard what happened yesterday, and he said the woman had post-partum depression. That’s really too bad! So it turns out the baby the woman was carrying around was the dead person’s after all. I’m still feeling … Continue reading

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