365 grateful project (count=42)

December 18, 2011 § 2 Comments

+It’s beginning to feel like winter; warm sake (Izumi) is a great prelude to coffee (Balzac’s)
+Hearing Gabriel Palatchi Septet play Chilangotango and Libertango at the Rex
+In three days, Mum and Dad and I will begin our two week trip from San Diego to Carmel

what matters most: part ii

December 15, 2011 § 6 Comments

For the past nine months, I have struggled with the idea of going to Asia to work. I whined about how easy it is for guys to find supportive wives and how hard it is for women to find supportive husbands. I went through a break up. I cried. By now, I have told everybody: no, I’m not going. And I feel okay. Which is really amazing.

A couple possible reasons for why I feel okay.

+ Two years ago, a very senior person at Manulife moved his family for his job. His daughter was unhappy. Recently, his wife and daughter moved back to where they came from. Gender roles or not, optimizing career and family is a crazy thing that may or may not work out.

+ For the past month, I have been dating someone that did long distance so that the girl he was seeing can be adventurous with her career. The relationship did not work out. Supportive or not, optimizing career and family is a crazy thing that may or may not work out.

No, you can’t always get what you want
You can’t always get what you want
You can’t always get what you want
And if you try sometime you find
You get what you need

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365 grateful project (count=39)

December 14, 2011 § Leave a comment

+Found a cool gift to give

+The Story: An Outdoor Movable Play at Brickworks preceded by wandering through the forest in the not-quite-dark

365 grateful project (count=37)

December 12, 2011 § Leave a comment

+ beautiful end to long day at work …

+ my favorite at UT Undergraduate Art & Architecture Show

+ 37 > 10% x 365

365 grateful project (count=34)

December 5, 2011 § Leave a comment

image from a cup of jo

  • “My friends Susan Cernek and Rob Giampietro framed this receipt from their first trip to Paris together in 2006. They’d had two coffees at the Cafe de Flore, and now the receipt hangs in their kitchen, as a lovely reminder.”
  • Listening to Cafe De Flore (Club Mix) by Disco Attack.
  • Amazing hotpot with Mum + Dad featuring oysters.
  • Looking forward to Pina (December 23).
  • Old Spice Matterhorn smells so much like a fresh mountain that if your lady friends ever summit the actual Matterhorn they’ll think, This mountain smells just like (insert your name)’s armpit.”

365 grateful project (count=29)

November 29, 2011 § 5 Comments

365 grateful project (count=26)

November 28, 2011 § 1 Comment

photo from Marie Claire Maison via annesage.com

  • “L’enfance trouve son paradis dans l’instant. Elle ne demande pas du bonheur. Elle est le bonheur” = “Childhood finds paradise in the moment. It does not demand happiness. It is happiness.”
  • Last week’s modern love essay: My mother would probably say that love transcends the zeitgeist. She does not see her experience as part of a cultural trend; it was just the way things happened for her. “I guess it was a different time,” she said when I explained some of the modern complexities we face. “But people are people, so how hard could it be?”

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