Old Journal Entries
Journal entries imported from LiveJournal and others.
Shen invited me to a pre-Thanksgiving dinner over at her apartment this past Saturday. I had a wonderful time. Her roommates and some Chinese Translation & Interpretation classmates were there. Moments like that dinner are what makes this school such an international environment. Sure, the Chinese T&I students were the majority, but there were people […]
If I were to pick movies that had a profound influence on me, I would add I Am Sam (2001) to The Family Man (2000), Forrest Gump (1994) and the famous Hong Kong mini-series Return of the Condor Heroes (1983) starring Andy Lau . Sean Penn, as always, executed a powerful performance in Sam. But, […]
My cousin’s birthday isn’t until this Wednesday, but since celebrations can’t be held after the fact, her party was this Saturday. She turned 14, going on 7. I say that because she asked for a Caged Jumper. It’s this huge inflatable castle in which children (and young adults) can climb into and then jump on […]
When I rolled down my windows, I knew I was home. The smell of Asian… incense burning… fresh produce, poultry, seafood and meats of the huge Hawaii/Ranch 99 Supermarkets… home-cooked Chinese food… unmistakably the smells of my hometown. It’s great to be home.