Month: November 2006

Have I lost faith in myself?

Last Tuesday night, I unexpectedly poured out my heart along with many tears to Zibin. I say unexpected because I had not been feeling particularly down. But we started talking right before bed, I shared a sentiment, he asked a question, and before you know it, BAM. Niagara Falls right in his apartment in Ithaca. *wry* After 7 years together, he still amazes me with how well he understands me, and how wisely and lovingly he can guide me when I am []

Touched

Last Tuesday night, I unexpectedly poured out my heart along with many tears to Zibin. I say unexpected because I had not been feeling particularly down. But we started talking right before bed, I shared a sentiment, he asked a question, and before you know it, BAM. Niagara Falls right in his apartment in Ithaca. *wry* After 7 years together, he still amazes me with how well he understands me, and how wisely and lovingly he can guide me when I am []

Our Very Own Space

This blog is really cool, in that we’re creating our very own space for ourselves in the cyberworld…I guess I’ve never been an avid blogger, but when Ann mooted this idea of us having our own domain, it sounded nice… It’s like we’re working together to create something special, which I am sure this blog would be… In fact, the very first entry that featured my first birthday present to Ann is so sweet… I believe there would be many more such []

Remembering Toronto's Class of 0T6

John, Yuandong, Thaddeus & Daniel Ting and I were just saying how we missed these guys the other day… and quite by chance I stumbled across this in my computer. Something John must have made quite a few years ago. Haven’t been in touch with Thad & Dan for a while… Qiuyan and Yiling too. Toronto’s different without the Wellesley House Quartet and their clunky car *grin*. Talking about trips down memory lane… anybody remember “Toronto’s Corniest Family”? There used to be []

Word Games

From http://www.thefreedictionary.com I found more fun and educational things to add to my personalized Google homepage! Yes, Google is my homepage now because it’s so cool! I’ve got weather (both Toronto and Ithaca), calendar, e-mail, CNN and Toronto Star newsclips, wikipedia articles, words of the day, and now word games! Ok, this trencher(wo)man is going back to writing and redacting her papers now…

Friendship & Love (1999-2006)

Niagara Falls, Canada. February 27, 1999 and November 23, 2006. The first photo was taken back when we had no inkling that we might become more than friends. It’s still a special photo though, because that’s the first photo that we ever took together. *grin* *************** Last week was a great week for me. Spent the first few days in Ithaca with Zibin, and then on Wednesday, Serena & Wing Kwong met up with us in Ithaca (they came from NYC). After []

Blue & Grey

Spadina Ave, Toronto. Taken Saturday, November 25, 2006. We were waiting for the fog to clear on Saturday morning before going up the CN Tower (which you can glimpse in this shot). I like how this photo turned out, virtually monochrome in the foreground but with a hint of blue sky in the background. Can’t help finding a deeper symbolic meaning to it. :) Incidentally, the view from the top of the CN Tower was also intriguing because the fog was still []

No Nose for Wine

Lamie & I attended the ‘Quick Track to Wine Mastery’ wine-tasting class at the Gourmet Food & Wine Expo. We tasted 6 ‘archetypal’ wines that will supposedly help us to make sense of all the dizzying array of wines out there. The session was very informative, if at times baffling. Richard Best (a.k.a. “The Frugal Oenophile“) would ask us to nose the wine, and he’d ask what we smelled. My fellow ‘classmates’ would pipe up, “Pepper!” “Apples” “Bananas” “Sulphur!” “Grapefruit” “Grass?” (of []