“Don’t you love New York in the fall? It makes me wanna buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address. On the other hand, this not knowing has its charms.”

Joe Fox, You’ve Got Mail (via introspectivepoet)

Autumn in NYC

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Sunday September 28

I just called Dad. It has been a week since I last talked to him. He isn’t superbly well, but he is doing okay. He is back to my hometown, doing things that he used to do before he and mom moved to the big city. I love my hometown. Part of me wish we had never moved, but I no longer stay at home often enough to have a say in that decision. Mom and dad chose where they feel the most comfortable to…

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Oops, I design-raged.

Poster mock-up from here.

Edit: Though I wasn’t explicitly thinking of it at the time, it occurred to me after the fact that the tagline “Women Are Not Outside for Your Entertainment" almost certainly came to my mind because of Tatyana Fazlalizadeh’s awesome Stop Telling Women to Smile campaign. Credit where credit is due!

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Muffin + hug + hair stroke = :)

Muffin + hug + hair stroke = :)

Today NM was back in the office. I got a little chocolate muffin for him as a homecoming gift. I got one for Kim and one for his wife Jaki too. Kim beamed up when he saw the muffin bags on which I stuck the sticky notes with my scribbles on. I hope they enjoyed the muffins. Muffins are cheerleaders for me whenever I’m down. Simply by looking at them, I know life will be sweeter even though it is…

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A hard choice

Today I faced a hard choice.

It may not sound convincingly “hard” to you, but the point is it got me thinking on some bigger things.

I went to the bookstore today because I wanted to buy a book that talks about feedback and receiving feedback. I found what I needed. But on the way to the cashier counter, I stumbled upon (yep, the two words in the English language that make up the perfect…

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A few things I learned after surviving a week of hell

A few things I learned after surviving a week of hell

1. Chaos happens all the time. Learning to act quickly is essential.

The most important thing is not asking why the scramble was there. Teaching yourself how to deal with the scramble when it breaks out is.
The second most important thing that comes afterwards is, of course, finding out why there was such a scramble.

2. It is good to be prepared.

On second thoughts, let me strikethrough the…

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Ramblings on a mid-July Sunday

Ramblings on a mid-July Sunday

K is in town for the week. We caught up over coffee this afternoon. We talked and laughed for almost three hours. I was so happy he is back here for a while. It is only for a week, but just knowing he is in the same city, the same country with me is comforting enough. I had not been able to talk my heart out with anyone (apart from my boyfriend, of course) the way I did with him this afternoon. I…

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