There was something that has shaken me from deep inside.  It started as a weak vibe that sneaked on me and  it slowly waved out further and wider like old eastern traditional buddhist bell’s sound wave.  I need to figure out  true shape of this subconscious wave.  It’s a delightful sign but, at the same  it scares me.


In the other hand, my close friend is dealing with a great loss of her loved one.  I wanted to be there but, she didn’t let her friends know when it happened.  I saw her yesterday hoping to support her when I found out…  Taking off to Thailand with heavy feelings. <sigh>


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( That’s slice of Pi)

This is BBC article about March 14th, Pi Day… it’s more commercially known as “White Day” in asia due to their candy industry marketing following up with chocolate industry association with Valentine’s Day. Before I get carried away with all these commercially created days such as V-day(2.14), White Day(3.14), Black Day(4.14) and Pepero Day (11.11) — I was fascinated to find about Pi Day!

How cool? Please enjoy this article with Pi in your eyes.

Happy Pi Day!

eye exam

(my eye exam photos. It looks kinda cool and scary at the same time, don’t you think?)

One of the to-do-list this year for me is getting Lasik for my eyes. I was born with blurry vision which made me wear glasses & contact lenses for years. I finally got some courage to get Lasik so I won’t have to depend on glasses.

Whenever people ask me why I decided to do it. I tell this. If you see Mummy 2, there is a scene where a bad archeologist is running away from Mummy monster. Eventually he fell then somebody else who was running with him stepped on his glasses and he couldn’t see….  You know what happened?  Mummy got him. Or, if I get stranded like TV show, “Lost” and if I broke my glasses, how am I going to fish, hunt and look for help? That’s why I decided it’s time.

Of course, I’m making shit up. (excuse my language 😛 )

Anyway, I’ve been seeing my eye doctor for last 6 months… Yeah, they’ve been checking examining me, watching my dryness, any vision changes…etc. After 6 months of check ups, they finally said I’m ready to have a Lasik surgery. whew! After every check up, I had to look like wearing cheap green shadow in my eyes because of that green dye drops which takes like 24 hrs of washing to get rid of… It was a relief that I didn’t have to deal with it anymore but, I still have to drop the prescription for my dry eyes until the surgery. It will be the end of January and I know I will be in the middle of teaching & traveling & moving & working so… not sure how this will all work out. The only thing I know is that I can’t travel for a week after the surgery. Hmmm… I really don’t like restrictions.

Anyway, I mess up with my friends by telling them, “Oh, I’m going to get my eyes done” Then, they all go, “What? are you going to do that eyelids thing?” lol

No, Lasik, silly!

대학교때 쓴시 같은데…


말은 말에 갖혀서 제 말뜻도 이해못한채

빠져나오려고 아우성을 치고있어

난 무료함에, 허전함에

뜻이 없는 말을 내고선

어디로 가버렸는지 찾지도 못한채,

아무말이라도 다시 주워담으려

나의 눈은 허공을, 하늘을 보려…

까맣키만 한걸……

또 다시 밤 열두시,

마른 장미꽃이 하나 툭 떨어진다.

닫혀진 문뒤로

오늘밤은 또 혼자이구나…

공기가 축축해, 빛깔은 회색

탁자위에 펼쳐진 긴 장미 세송이는

그 짙은 붉은 빛을 자랑하고

그 살아있음을 붉게 주목시키고

나는 무채색에

부끄러움을 느낀다.

Recently, I stumbled to an article, “Matchmaking party targets millionaires”(China Daily)

SHANGHAI: A matchmaking party aimed at pairing up millionaire men with beautiful women will be held on a ship on Shanghai’s Huangpu River on November 25.

All of the male participants must have assets worth at least 2 million yuan (US$250,000), and all the women must be good-looking and desirable, said Xu Tianli, the event’s organizer and the owner of http://www.915915.com.cn, a matchmaking website.

Read more here >>>

So good-looking desirable women for millionaires in China or wealthy men for good-looking & desirable women? This is a blunt, straightforward tansaction-like matchmaking event, I’m shocked for its capitalistic crud approach but, I found this article funny after reading some of interviews further down.  One of the participants, “Appearance is most important to me,” then “I don’t want a woman who only wants to marry me for my money.” Hmmm…..but those two are well combined for this matchmaking party in Shanghai. Well, good luck people. Appearance lasts the shortest time, perhaps shorter than money even if money can prolong beauty by plastic surgeries. They are looking for Trophy Wives who have higher potential to be Gold Diggers. (I can’t believe that I was able to use those two American Slangs in one sentence!)

In other words, good luck finding a nice wife when you look for only good-looking appearance with your money. Not to forget to mention that 250K USD asset isn’t too much for American expats who seek for young pretty Chinese girls.

I got this link from my alumni list. If you look through this tag cloud, you will have to nod your head at the same time thinking, ‘ hmmm… interesting’ when you get to the current’s US presidential speech tag cloud. I try not to write too political things here since I very often have heated debating discussions with my friends & colleagues in real life (I’m VERY opinionated) and there are many blogs out there for it. But, this is a good snapshot of the current US policy to share here. Also, it’s a very interesting content for a timeline interface. Tag Cloud Timeline…. who would have thought?