Monthly Archives: December 2010

J with soup

J made this Hong Kong-style soup with pastry with the leftovers of the Christmas turkey.

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Feeling a bit better now.

But things are still frustrating.

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Fucking hating my new apartment too.

But for a different reason than my old one. In this new one, I have to deal with a leaky water pipe, leading to a musty smell. I HATE the smell of mold above almost anything else. The upstairs neighbor … Continue reading

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Peanut butter balls, other cookies

For J’s Christmas Eve party, I made chocolate-covered peanut butter balls and a green tea ice cream pie. Here’s a picture of the peanut butter balls, along with some store-bought ones I brought along for the people who didn’t like … Continue reading

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Pang Pang!

Alice’s puppy Pang Pang, who used to only want to eat and sleep, has become fun! Now she runs around like a maniac chewing things and jumping up on stuff. Here she is chewing on a folder I brought into … Continue reading

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Let the Bullets Fly

I went to see this on Tuesday night. It was the Chinese-only version — in other words, no English subtitles. It’s hard for me to critique it incisively, because there were definitely things I did not understand. I don’t know … Continue reading

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More Dog Man disappointment

He came over tonight to take a shower (the one at his apartment is messed up) and I mentioned I had pictures of some of the neighbors on Flickr. I wanted to show my pictures off to him, especially the … Continue reading

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Dog Man problems

I guess one thing that I haven’t talked about too much, because it goes into the realm of the overly personal is that things haven’t been going well with the Dog Man, and I don’t know if I can have … Continue reading

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I didn’t get to eat “falence that assic yogurt pianist” either.

Last weekend I went to the fabric market, a task I usually despise because it is so overwhelming. One of the only things that could cheer me up about it was the prospect of finally going to eat at a … Continue reading

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Dreidels

Today in class I played dreidels with my students. It doesn’t really relate to English, except that I said I’d penalize them a piece of candy if I caught them speaking Chinese. I also like to put across that, no … Continue reading

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Cleanup operation

Little did I anticipate what would follow when I gave the cat some blueberry yoghurt.

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Swollen eye

I had this dream last night that my left eye was screwed up. It happened suddenly — it was swollen mostly shut, my eyelid was all red, and the eye was all pink too. I was really freaked out, and … Continue reading

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Pakistani mango!

A picture, just because I haven’t put a picture up here in a while. I saw this in the Pakistani pavilion at the World Expo in October. Apparently one of the past leaders of Pakistan brought Mao Zedong a mango … Continue reading

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Dreams

Not much new to report here. I was going to talk about some weird dreams I had, but then I was embarrassed. Somehow, I don’t feel embarrassed now. Here’s what I was going to say: Like a week ago, I … Continue reading

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