” excuse me ! “

straight straight lines in the vineyard remind me of school days where we had to practice to draw straight lines.

we stopped at small vendors on the way to shop for QUILT, local farm goods like apples and peaches and jam and honey and wine ! i found a sweet dessert wine. it’s pretty good. i only love sweet liquor. last time i was with PUMPKIN ( my best friend ) in NYC that’s when i discovered my sweet white dessert wine my love. until today i still think about that sweet taste in my tongue. yummy ; ) ; ) ; )

virginia beach is also beautiful. i suppose cuz it’s grand in size compare to other beaches.
next time tho i would plan two days at the beach and another two days hiking trails. virginia is famous for their many trials and i love to be one with nature and sweat at the same time.

boy note : on the beach, JOSEPH wanted to know how come i did not wear bikini or even a swimsuit and show them my body. ( i was in long comfy thin trousers cute ones with nice prints from anthropoligie. ) excuse me ! why should i bare myself just for your pleasure ? what kind of relationship do we have ? these idiots !! what kind of request is this ?
i had to tell them the following :
‘ i am in pain i have my period my whole entire body is cold from head to toe. both of you have younger sisters don’t you ever care about them when they have periods ? what kind of big brother are you two? the stupid and heartless kind ? ‘ huh ! that finally shut them up in one try.

shenandoah skyline is also beautiful. but our homeland taiwan high mountain is more beautiful because we have many many small hills so when you see the skyline you can see many curves. and that makes the photo rich.

Published in: on July 18, 2010 at 6:25 pm  Leave a Comment  

” please inform us in advance “

recently took a trip to VIRGINIA BEACH with edward & joseph two grown men in physical age but boys in mental age. here’s a recap.
( the attacehd photos i took on my LG DARE phone. they aren’t too bad. JOSEPH took all the photos once i get a hold of them i will share. )

warm september, me dressed for early winter on a summer day.

it was ……. interesting entertaining and torturing…… each other la …… huh huh

cuz i was on my period and was just very irritated the whole time and normally when i have my period, i could not take anybody’s any little even cute bullshit, ….. like if someone was not speaking honestly from their heart, is just joking around, saying things without thinking it through or they say things without being considerate of other’s feelings…….. like things we do everyday sometimes. ……… and so, i tried very hard not to listen to EDWARD AND HIS FRIEND JOSEPH, but it is every hard since there were no one else no distractions and i felt their nonsense chatting was so noisy, just excruciating to me. so i had to speak up and shut them up so i can get some peace and quite. ……. …… huh huh……. they were tortured by my period. la ……. huh huh…… the whole time they replied to me several times, ” when is your period going to be over ? next time please inform us when your period is coming and let’s not meet up. is it time for your medicine ? “ ….. huh huh ……

Published in: on July 18, 2010 at 6:19 pm  Leave a Comment  



在幾何公司裡我用過兩次效果非常好。一個對象是我精力毅人做事無理頭容易緊張亂發脾氣的上司。有 一度每個禮拜我們都有口角,公司裡的氣份被我們倆的低EQ搞得粉糟搞⋯⋯ ( 那時對韓國眉妹非常抱歉,因為那時我們的 creative production department 包括上司也只有我們三個人。韓國眉妹也只好忍耐著一個人努力的奮斗。 ) 那時我差一點點就 I QUIT. 老娘不幹了可以吧那 時無法接受都到了文民地米國來做事還會碰到無理頭無係統的上司與工作。真是命苦啊⋯⋯唉呀呀呀⋯⋯不了解上帝要給我的功課是啥麼就是忍耐嗎?啊好死不死米 國景氣差差差⋯⋯啊我也只好一直忍忍忍下去囉。有一次二姐給我建議替上司禱告。結果真的有效喔。之後呢上司的態度有好轉有進步啦。就算他是個有救的上司好 了啦。

還有一個對象是西瓜眉妹。他 呢算是粉聰明粉能幹啦。唯一的致命傷呢就是他粉不願意跟客戶確認一些事請。啊好死不死的這個確認的差事呢就恰恰是他的工作。啊每一次需要他去確認的時候西 瓜眉妹就是做得心不甘情不願的。那我嗎也看他的行為不順眼就暗地裡罵他。後來有一天我想到我應該為他禱告給他力量。結果我在廁所裡禱告完二十分鐘後他就告 訴我他把事情完美的處裡好了。靈吧。

Published in: on July 18, 2010 at 6:09 pm  Leave a Comment  



大概俗一年半前吧開始跟三五個台灣同鄉一起出遊,啊就算是酒肉朋友好了。意思就俗說啊~可能還不熟系到可以談心但俗工作之餘,啊有伴可以一起出遊散散心一起胡鬧說說癈話一起開心吃吃大餐一起玩樂打打麻將也不錯啦。我們做人俗不可以貪心嘛對不?緣分啊總俗無法強求地俗不俗啊。我發現呐我粉喜歡說國語跟台語哪。聽到我們自己的語言就素粉熟悉粉開心就對了啦。我們出遊去開車10個小時之內可以到的地方啦 - TORANTO, BOSTON, VIRGINIA。

taiwanese songs on my ipod that i know how to sing pretty well.

啊其中有一位朋友哪粉愛唱台語歌他借給我江惠的CD,現在我也會唱兩首喔。嘿嘿。真的只有兩首啦~第一首《酒後的心聲》第二首《家後》。我上回去KTV唱還給人家拍手稱讚喔。嘿嘿。這是呐拜雨災之獲。有一個月的時間哪我這一州呐雨一直下雨一直下雨一直下雨一直下。啊我住的地方呢是國家公園保域區特別會淹水關道路 ⋯⋯⋯⋯ 所以呢我只好每天開車上班時用GPS導路。GPS一路上一直說recalculating, recalculating……. 因為這條路也淹水那條路也淹水要命啊啥才能到公司…….原本25分的車程變成60分也只能認命啦~要住在風景優美的國家公園保域區就是這樣地歹命捺。那時啊~我幸好有江惠的CD陪伴我度過慢長的車程不然真的素會欺瘋呐,每天的車程多出一倍真不是開玩笑歹。江惠的《酒後的心聲》和《家後》就是那時候練起來的。有機會唱給你們聽。要捧場哦。呵呵呵~ ~ 給你聽聽阿斗仔唱的台語歌。

Coffee that bought a smile to my heart on a boring saturday morning errand run.

今天早上去了一趟美東超市換東西。(換啥你好奇吧。換掉日本仙餅。美東超市的日本仙餅常常會稠掉原因不明,好吃的人就別在那兒買免的回家吃得不爽。) 晃著晃著~ 結果看到了「經典藍山咖啡工坊」的咖啡罐。簡單的字體設計、顏色、影像配得好帥。真是好。就在這時,心裡頭就不由自主地微笑了起來,啊~好熟系的感覺,頓時彷彿我人就在內湖的轉角seven-11,乘在報社上班前去晃一下。頓時我不確定究竟我人呢是在台灣還是在米國。我知道心裡頭我又想家了。毫無考慮地我把咖啡罐給買回家了。台北的誠品書店五南文具,台北亁淨又可愛的捷運,好吃的路邊攤早餐飯團豆漿菜包中餐排骨便當魯蛋下午65度C甜點seven-11咖啡紅豆湯圓逍夜陽春麵和阿嬤出名的麵疙瘩,當然也有你們啦 ~ 你們可愛的面孔和好吃的東西一起都佛現在我的腦海裡。台北啊台北,今夜你會在我夢裡。

Published in: on July 11, 2010 at 4:35 am  Leave a Comment  

why do man talk shit ?

why do men talk shit ?

i have a friend and a bro in law who love to talk shit. they just pick any topic and say whatever comes to their minds, it don’t matter if who is listening to them, or if there is any connection at all from the front of talk to the middle and the end, they just rag on and on like a broken record or a psychotic homeless on the subway station chanting. this is what they sound like :

" let me talk, i know my stuff ...... me me ...."

” how’s work ? so so right or it sucks ? i bet it sucks big time. let me give you some truth about the work place. these days companies are super no-non-sense downright crappy and you just gotta move on, you ask why are they crappy ? they just are ! they don’t care no shit about employee, they just care about money money money. i tell ya there are no companies with any humane soul imbedded. i mean look at the jewish people , they make so much money, they have so much power in the world, yet what do they do ? in the film industry, they make movies about holocaust and they say look at what happened to us, the germans are sorry now aren’t they, now everybody knows the truth huh ! HA ! just unbelievable. why doesn’t anybody go to africa the third world countries and film about the poverties there ? who goddame cares about how sorry the jews may feel ? that’s done and over with. that’s decades ago man ! move on my man move on. live in the present please. oh i just can’t stand the jews they are so freaking rich and powerful and they keep it all to themselves. they are selfish that’s what they are. i know i shouldn’t be discriminating but i just hate them. ……they are rich and powerful and they continue to cry cry cry to the world …… see what happened to us ? see what happened ? it wasn’t fair ……….blah blah blah…. oh man that os just disgusting………… eh ! how’s that soup you’re making ? no no no no, don’t put the that spice in that’s no good, why don’t you use some chicken broth squares to my opinion they are the only base for soups in the grand world. every soup should use them. just put in one and you are heaven…. yes heaven heaven i said heaven. ……hum hum yum…….. “

i can’t stand them. why do they do this ? anybody knows. please enlighten me. is this entertaining to them ? is it fun? is it a creative story telling exercise for man ? is it because life weigh so much burden that they need to rant about shit just so they can release some anger ? i dunno i just don’t know. if any man is reading this and you have friends who sound like the above and you understand the reason behind the behavior, please do enlighten me. i would very much like to understand. thank you.

Published in: on March 23, 2010 at 12:13 am  Leave a Comment  

privacy paranoia

these two days i felt extremely paranoid about my privacy as a new web expressive person. because usually when i have an urge to write, to express my feelings,sometimes it is fun stuff or self realizations, and unfortunately sometimes it is pms venting and you know that might be hurtful to some. honestly …… it depends on your mood, right ? when you’re in a good mood, a strong sold mood, whatever you see, you will not be affected. but if you’re in a weak unstable mood, you are easily affected by other’s behaviors and you might interpretate wrongly. honestly i think i am just paranoid.

10 days ago, when i started this blog it was only for good intentions. because i have a friend who is kinda ….. computer dinosaur and i mean she is not good with new technology and she complained to me that she felt a little bothered that she needs to sign up a new email account in order to read my blog. so i thought hey i sent out …. i think about 100 invitations and hardly ever is there a comment. people usually just read and they might not have the time or are in the mood to respond a comment. but she did she told me in person. so maybe she really wants to read my blog to know about my life and i should make a new blog so it can be easily access to her. ……… i had no idea that 10 days later i wold have this paranoia.

i mean i think there are a lot of mean-spirited people. and i am not one of them. i think of myself as quite lovely. it’s just sometimes ….. due to pms, my antenna to receive information from outside is short circuited or blocked, so my interpretation of the world around me is kinda twisted. i know i know, i am aware of this. and writing helps to calm myself down. and i happen to think some of these writings are quite fun to read and i like to share. i suppose this platform also provides a place for my writing to slowly mature……… honestly i just didn’t want to go to work one day and face my co-workers and they all hate me or they want o slap me or something of this sort.

today i asked a colleague how does her friends keep privacy if they have facebook and blogs ? she was very nice in taking time to answer my questions. ( honestly maybe she wanted a break from her work la i think ! ) —- she said ” i understand your paranoia. but you know, honestly what are the odds that one blog will ….. be so popular that everyone wants to read it and that if i wasn’t invited to read, i would walk to another computer station just so i can read it ? ” .………… and it dawned on me, i am hilarious, and i am ridiculous. who has so much time and who will be out to get you ? ….. that answer i suppose one never knows. some people do have the luxury to have a lot of time on their hands, and what’s that saying —- better late than never ? or i think always watch your back is the winner here. so anyhow after consulting with 2 friends, i decided and did get rid of my facebook account and also made a bunch of new email accounts. ( if i was in my hometown where i can easily have access to a dozen friends, believe me i would have consulted more lovely folks and gotten more answers. but hey i am grateful ! you know who you are ! )

at this moment, i, still ridiculously hilarious but feeling a little more protected in this new age of fast technology + zero privacy .

Published in: on March 10, 2010 at 4:44 am  Leave a Comment  

Snow Storm is comin’

this winter we could not get enough snow. they just keep on comin’. there’s no stopping them. every other week, ” SNOW STORM ! STAY OFF THE ROADS ! ” —- if the snows had come earlier we have been happy. we were not so crammed with work then. but with MARKET WEEK coming up just around the corner, i even sleep with dreaming of things i need to get done at work. poor me. my job is haunting me……

i think the only person i know of is happy about the snow is my nephew, each time there is snow, he builds an IGLOO. here’s one on the left for you to see.

these are views of my neighborhood and that yellow house on top photo is where i live now. cute lemon cupcake ! it has it’s benefits to live in suburbs. there’s peace and quite. tho i find that when there is no peace in your heart, it don’t matter where you live, that heart is gonna be struggling anywhere. so to find peace is the key…… i don’t where i am going with this. i only meant say, i certainly do miss the city every now and then ! boy i sound like i am 50 and retired.
that’s for this morning. back to my work jungle for more struggles.

more photos as promised.

these two photos are by the river we live next to. delaware river gap. on weekends people show up to run walk bike picnic do whatever they please. on week days it is deserted and i would not step foot in it unless i was feeling extremely brave. there is no human in sight, no animal in sight. i suppose it’s quite peaceful but me the suspescious imagenative timid minded should probably stay  away !

photo on left is the road taken daily. it has many tall thin tree trunks, with the curvature of the road, it owns a romantic mood all year round. photo in the middle in also the by the river. photo on right , the yellow house on the corner, is the spot that reminds me that my nutcase energetic spontaneous no organization nor system passionate boss is only human.

the story is like this, she usually drives everyone crazy. the shut gun speed talking is only the intro. she is so passionate and excited about her company that she sounds like she wants everyone to work like the speed her head is spinning. she will give you 10 projects at a time and while you are dutifully trying to complete them, give you 20 more. and if you ask her to tell you later, she will say i will forget later so i must tell you now. she’s the boss we can only endure. anyhow one day long back we had a new comer hired who unfortunately had no means of transportation at the time, so we have to take turns picking up and driving her home. so one day it was my turn and my GPS user no direction sense boss was trying to remember off the top of her head the roads, she blurted out ” ….. then you will see the yellow house on the corner ” …… that’s when my heart smiled, …… yes she’s only human. ……. i suppose the way she remembered the yellow house was charming for me, as a regular person, not the xxxxxxxxx boss. and boy, that is a YELLOW house.

Published in: on March 3, 2010 at 12:15 pm  Leave a Comment  

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tino fino revisited

it was a nite where i suddenly had a desire to pay manhattan, my neighbor city, a short visit. at noon i rang up 2 friends and i was lucky to have company on such short notice, they were willing to tag along with me. so i was not alone. we had a good time freezing our butts off trying to find the winery shop and also a place to get a bite. just a great nite !

after my usual stop at MUJI, i was trying to locate TINO FINO.( i once visited it’s mid town store with PUMPKIN, and that’s when i fell in love with dessert wine.) we got here safely and the place was lovely, tho too bad tasting hours were over. i loved loved the wall map, filled with knowledge and romance. the bottled walled here on the right, with it’s white scripts on glassed wall, i loved it so i am in it. do you see me…. yet ?

we later stopped by this place — japanese —- ( avenue a + 8th st, ok i will locate name + phone number ) it was great. yellowtail neck ( which is really the chin. i suppose americans would be too offended if we are eating “chin” ) dinner box came with 5 large sashimi and a saketini drink, all together with tip and tax only came out to 19 buck a piece. the place was simple but had it’s charms with few lantern lights, and the service was very good, the waitress all friendly and professional. when we were done, joseph was a good sport to pose tho he was freezing his butt off. mind you, this was yet the first time while posing for a photo that he requested ” hurry up! “

Published in: on February 28, 2010 at 8:18 pm  Leave a Comment