Month: October 2005

Ann-alyzed

Hmmm. Huixuan told me about this humanmetrics site, which got me…intrigued. It’s a version of the MBTI, and the analysis is…interesting. I’m actually quite impressed. Some parts of the analysis were eerily (and some parts sadly) true. Strength of the preferences % Extroverted (1) Intuitive (12) Feeling (62) Judging (33) I’m: slightly expressed extrovert slightly expressed intuitive personality distinctively expressed feeling personality moderately expressed judging personality With the extroversion factor so balanced (49% Introvert, 51% Extrovert), it seems I am quite close []

A Blast From the Past

I got a phone call tonight, from someone I hadn’t seen since 1987. At first I thought it was a wrong number, because I didn’t recognize the name the caller was asking for. Then she said she was looking for “小恩”, and I knew it had to be somebody from loooong ago. It was my parents’ old graduate school (UofWaterloo) friend who lives in Ottawa… her eldest daughter, whom I know as 佳佳姐姐 is getting married in Vaughn on Saturday. And she []

Arson-piration

The brilliant Kenneth has made good his promise to improve on Les Poulets. *shakes head* I’m beginning to wonder what kinds of questions were on the LSATs… :P (changes are aptly reflected in red)

Battle of the "Beauty" & the "Beast"

Dear Readers, for those of you who enjoyed Spice War as well as Second Below, a new offering is available to tempt your palate. If you are familiar with the songs from Beauty & the Beast (in this case Be Our Guest, Something There, Belle, Gaston, and Beauty & the Beast), you might enjoy the Battle of ‘Beauty’ & the ‘Beast’. (*read the comments*)

Battle of the “Beauty” & the “Beast”

Dear Readers, for those of you who enjoyed Spice War as well as Second Below, a new offering is available to tempt your palate. If you are familiar with the songs from Beauty & the Beast (in this case Be Our Guest, Something There, Belle, Gaston, and Beauty & the Beast), you might enjoy the Battle of ‘Beauty’ & the ‘Beast’. (*read the comments*)

I Hope You Dance

– Lee Ann Womack I hope you never lose your sense of wonder You get your fill to eat But always keep that hunger May you never take one single breath for granted God forbid love ever leave you empty handed I hope you still feel small When you stand beside the ocean Whenever one door closes, I hope one more opens Promise me that you’ll give faith a fighting chance And when you get the choice to sit it out or []

Les Poulets (Improved!)

Kenneth was saying earlier how he liked HJ & my “Second Below” SMS series. The conversation turned to other Disney songs and before you know it, we’ve er… come up with another monstrosity. So sit back and enjoy Les Poulets – a new Disney song butchered by Kenneth & myself, and dedicated to a certain mutual chicken-loving/cooking friend. Daryl, this one’s for you! LES POULETS – by the warped minds of Ken & Ann (sung to Les Poissons of Disney’s Little Mermaid) []

For The Friend Who Stayed When It Mattered

THE ROAD NOT TAKEN by Robert Frost Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy and wanted wear; Though as for that the passing there Had worn them really about the same, And both that []

Wallace & Gromit

Watched Wallace & Gromit last night… it was excellent entertainment! A few quick post-movie observations: 1. British wit trumps American humour, particularly when much of the wry wit is conveyed without words 2. Gromit is probably the most compelling mute character I have seen so far. He’s smart, he’s funny, he’s wry and he’s cute. He knits, he can-cans, he builds and even drives! In other words, he’s the complete dog. How could I not love him? 3. Cheese is good (so []

A Cartesian Dinner

12 years ago when I was taking French as a third language at the MOELC, I was impressed when the teacher told us that the average French dinner party lasts 6-8 hours. Well, 2 nights ago I had a 6 hour home-cooked Chinese dinner at Chez Chew. There wasn’t wine or cheese…instead there was chicken & pumpkin soup, steamed minced pork with shiitake mushrooms, seared salmon steak, plenty of greens (broccoli & kai lan), ‘yellow’ rice and apple crumble pie. I’m not []