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(no subject) [Nov. 17th, 2006|11:52 pm]
[mood |embarrassed- look at my music]
[music |fergie-glamorous]

i would just like to say-

i was really freaked out by lenni's comment. goodness gracious! i thought, man if lenni is engaged and i didn't know about it, i'd feel really bad.

though actually any of you could be engaged/leprous/with child/post-sex-change and i wouldn't know cuz i never see you guys and i rarely read anyone's lj/xanga. (and one of my old co-workers just came back from his honeymoon. no idea he got married.)

but whatever, i'll try to make a decent effort to see you people at some time. we could go catch a concert or something cool. at least invite me to the engagement party!
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catch up with me [Nov. 12th, 2006|07:46 pm]
hey all-

so i haven't updated since june but thanks to melziness, i've found myself on lj's hallowed server space again.

so what's happened since june? here's a crash course.
-got a full-time job-
-got a part-time job
-got into my first car accident
-became single (whereas before i was many)
-met my new cousins (evan sawyer- 1 month, aidan- 3 years old and not so new anymore but new to me)
-saw the marine corps marathon- plan to run it next year
-dyed and cut my hair several times (as per the norm)
-bought a laptop (and converted to apple)
-met the girl of my dreams

how are you?
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(no subject) [Jun. 29th, 2006|11:45 pm]
ok computer whizzes- i need help.

i want to buy 2 domain names and then host them together under 1 plan. (1's for my dad, 1's for me). where do i go? (i've worked on a godaddy.com site before and thought that the layout was a little confusing so i'd prefer somewhere else.) right now i'm thinking yahoo! because well, i know yahoo is a real company- but if you know of real companies, that'd be even better.
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time to start reading [Jun. 26th, 2006|04:42 pm]
According to the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, The “10 Most Challenged Books of 2005″ (re: “banned”) are:

* “It’s Perfectly Normal” for homosexuality, nudity,
sex education, religious viewpoint, abortion and being unsuited to
age group;
* “Forever” by Judy Blume for sexual content and
offensive language;
* “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger for sexual
content, offensive language and being unsuited to age group;
* “The Chocolate War” by Robert Cormier for sexual
content and offensive language;
* “Whale Talk” by Chris Crutcher for racism and
offensive language;
* “Detour for Emmy” by Marilyn Reynolds for sexual content;
* “What My Mother Doesn’t Know” by Sonya Sones for
sexual content and being unsuited to age group;
* Captain Underpants series by Dav Pilkey for
anti-family content, being unsuited to age group and violence;
* “Crazy Lady!” by Jane Leslie Conly for offensive language; and
* “It’s So Amazing! A Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth,
Babies, and Families” by Robie H. Harris for sex education and sexual

Off the list this year, but on for several years past, are the Alice
series of books by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, “Of Mice and Men” by John
Steinbeck and “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain.”

-stolen from dream time publishing.com
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(no subject) [Jun. 15th, 2006|07:40 pm]
[music |the sound of fear]

me: ok i'm going to go get the mail.
mom: NOOOOOOOOO! I saw on TV that the last girl who went to get the mail was shot dead. her father looked out and was just like, "oh she's just going to get the mail. i don't have to worry." but then she was shot and killed. No, I'm going to go with you. but what if they attack us- i can't run. no, you can't get the mail anymore. it's too risky.
me: just let me finish this email
mom: who are you emailing?
me: a penpal
mom: NOOOOOOOOOO! who is he?
me: just a friend from college. i'm not going to run away to jordan like that other girl.
mom: no don't you know he's probably pretending to be a 25-year old and is really a 65-year old mom. didn't i tell you about how 's daughter was molested?
me: but that was inside her own family- it was her grandfather.
mom: yes but you don't know what will happen.

ok mom needs to stop watching america's most wanted.
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(no subject) [Jun. 13th, 2006|11:08 am]
anyone else back in town?

by 'town' i mean, the u.s.?
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(no subject) [May. 17th, 2006|04:53 pm]
for those that didn't get the memo previously:

It's coming to the point in my stay in China where, well, I'm getting ready to leave. But then it came to my attention that maybe, just maybe, some of you might want souvenirs. Or bootleg DVDs. Well now is the time for requests because I'm taking them for my next shopping trip. Be as specific as possible (otherwise it'll be left to my own discretion- mwahaha) and here are some suggestions:

Good ideas (ie small light things that are widespread in china)
CDs/DVDs(movies, tv shows- anyone want the complete fifth season of Growing Pains?)
jade trinkets
knockoff handbags/sunglasses/scarves
boho clothing
80's accessories
cutesy home decor esp with spiderman/snoopy/hello kitty
vintage-style tee shirts
small, cheap, crappy electronics
clothes, stationary and accessories with incorrect english
fake tiffanys jewelry or jewelry in general if you show an example i can try to find
mao meorabilia
postcards (though i haven't found any shenzhen postcards yet)
beijing mascot paraphernalia (excluding stuffed animals which are large and expensive)
hello kitty knockoff stuff
maps in chinese

Bad ideas (large, heavy, breakable things or things that are hard to find)
pro-japanese paraphernalia
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(no subject) [Apr. 15th, 2006|11:08 am]
[music |oasis- wonderwall (some cover)]

so i wanted to test out this 'how much does the fact that i look asian matter in employment in china' question. so i responded to this ad for a voice recording looking for a 'white american lady'. i told them honestly that i had an american voice but i wasn't stereotypically white. it's a VOICE recording. what could it possibly matter what i look like?

and i called the guy back and he's like yeah, aren't you the one who said you were half korean and half american? (ok so i lied. korean sounds better than chinese, no?)

and then he's like, "well you don't sound very american".

and i'm like. errrr. y'know me. i've got that lisp. that australian accent. god, chinese people. if i had just said i was white, black or reen with purple spots you wouldn't have said that.

then he's like, "korean american- i don't think it will be too much of a problem. well at least you're not chinese american. at least that."

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(no subject) [Apr. 13th, 2006|04:40 am]
[music |counting crows- mr. jones (live)]

stupid foreigner anecdote #8

scottish man (hereinafter referred to as SM): are you new?
martin (white guy from canada who i met half an hour before scottish man arrived): yes
SM (to me): are you new too?
me: yes
SM: are you two a couple?
martin and me: errr no
SM (to me): what country are you from?
me: america
SM: nooo
me: yesss
SM: but you're Chinese
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(no subject) [Apr. 6th, 2006|12:39 pm]
[music |collective soul- the world i know]

incident #45 on how we know that foreigners in china are among the stupidest people in the world

mark: can you name the 12 most widely spoken languages in the world?
dude: ok. chinese. ummmm. ummmm. english. ummm. ummm. i'm stuck at two.
me: umm Spanish?
mark: yep
dude: i dunno. african?
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