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Saturday, May 29, 2004

sometimes i wish i could sing country

i'm ok at imitating other styles, but i can't ever seem to cop a believable country singer style... country feels like it would be so nice an warm to sing... as long as it's not honky tonk or something... only certain styles of country....

mmm... currently listening on a loop:

Alicia Keys "If I ain't got you"


Brad Paisley "Little Moments"

my back hurts from stress and bending over this laptop for too many days working on this piece of crap that is getting too long and threatening to crash my computer with the graphical charts, etc.

Thursday, May 27, 2004


I just went into blogger and found a totally new interface. Don't know how long it's been there since i always use the blog this client in my google toolbar... the organization looks great... it's just a little too bubbly looking for me...

and they mentioned something about photoblogging with unlimited space... need to check up on that.


i got physically ill last night and couldn't work on my thesis. i spent 3 hours lying on my bed waiting for my head splitting and nausea to end... which it didn't i might add, so i just went to sleep.

i feel better now, but i've started to get that craft itch again (sounds like some nasty medical problem huh?). i really want to sew and clay. i also want to clean my apartment like no other!

oh thesis, finish already!

and for some images... some pics from the wedding i went to last weekend. My family get togethers are getting so multiracial now (I'm way too concentrated on my thesis... multiracial/Hapas are on the brain).

The bride (my auntie Jackie) and groom (my new uncle Harry)... his last name is Chan... my aunt is now Jackie Chan... you can guess how many cracks she's heard about that now, and they'll only keep coming.

My 4 yr old cousin Maika and my Nai Nai... Maika drew me an amazing picture of houses and flowers and fireworks. I plan to scan it to display it as proudly on my blog as it will on my wall. It's interesting that she looks completely Asian since her new brother looks nearly white. She's 1/2 Japanese, 1/4 Chinese, 1/4 White. She's such a cutie... She's currently bilingual (japanese and english) but prefers to speak Japanese.

My Nai Nai, Auntie Su, cousin Erica (1/2 Chinese, 1/2 White... identifies as white), me

My cousins Jeanette and Stephanie! Such sweeties! (1/2 Chinese 1/2 Filipino)

Me, Erica, Auntie Jennifer, and Maika... Erica and I thought it was going to be really warm in Boston... unfortunately it was freezing and raining. We were quite cold in our summer dresses... I wore my hooded fleece to the wedding!

Us all at dinner! We were at the 'kids' table... although 1/2 of us were over 21, the wine servers didn't come by, and neither did the coffee and tea people (it's ok tho because it was an open bar so i just got cocktails instead). My Nai Nai bitched out the serving staff for not offering us drinks or at least checking if we were underage. The baby on the end is my nephew "Little" David (son of Stephanie). He's 1/2 white 1/4 Chinese 1/4 Filipino... he's adorable. I had lots of fun playing with him throughout the weekend.

cute pic! Maika was so thrilled with babies (maybe because she just got a new little brother a couple months ago) and she thoroughly enjoyed playing with little David.

Uncle Terril (1/2 Chinese 1/2 White) (Maika's father), Maika, and little David.

okay... definitely too much multiracial thesis stuff on the brain!

Wednesday, May 26, 2004

my zucchinis are fruiting...

i read somewhere that the small zucchinis will rot if they weren't pollinated first... i hope that doesn't happen.

here's a random paragraph about zucchinis:

"Zucchinis usually grow at least 15 leaves before setting flowers. Often the first flowers are male, and will not produce fruit. You can tell whether a flower is male or female or not by the presence of a small swelling at the base of the flower. The swelling will turn into a full-on fruit. If there is no swelling, and only a prickly stem is present, this is a male flower. Pick them off for eating -- they're great in salads or lightly braised with red sweet peppers -- or leave them intact. Removal of male flowers will not affect fruit formation."
from some gardening website

"Zucchini and Summer Squash History All squash are from the Americas. Pumpkins, zucchini, acorn, you name it -- they're all New World Plants. So is corn, but that is a different story. The Texan wild marrow, (Cucurbita texana) and long marrow (Curcurbita pepo) are viewed as the ancestors of the garden marrow, or zucchini, although it is very possible that the real genetic diversity that lead to the popular garden vegetable has become extinct. Archaeological finds in Mexico point to cultivation of a few unknown small-seeded varieties around 5000 BC. Within 50 years of the European colonization of the Americas, summer squash varieties were distributed in Europe. Zucchini is an Italian word. In Britain, they are called Vegetable Marrow, probably eluding to the soft interior of bones that were such a popular and nutritious (yuk) meal in England."

i'm supposed to pick them while they're under 8 inches long... mm... i think the largest is around 4-5 inches right now... yum zucchini!

speaking of garden happenings... my tomato plants shot up another couple feet while i was gone over the weekend. When I looked out tuesday morning, my lemon boy tomato plant had toppled! :(
e and i bought lots of tall tall stakes at target... and now i think my pyramids of tomato plants are taller than me!

oh and all my cilantro started flowering to my dismay. i cut them off, but now i've read i should have just waited for the flowers to dry then i could have had fresh coriander seed. oh well.

oh and something is eating my basil *frown*

anyone know any good uses for apple mint? my apple mint is taking over a bucket

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2 interviews yesterday

both left me feeling really excited and good about myself.... thus i would say they were good interviews...

i really only care about the interview with the stanford social psych professor for an RAship. My mom is going to throw a fit because she's an assistant professor as as opposed to an associate or full blown professor. But her work is so amazing and so important. She works on studying stereotypicality and crime... exploring unconscious biases in normal people and police departments. I could try to explain it right now... but i've just gotten another wave of stress about my thesis... which means i'm gonna run...

speaking of that... after a couple weeks, i'm going to have to change the name of this blog... I'm taking suggestions... :)

Wednesday, May 05, 2004

browsing pictures of india

look at this portable small ferris wheel