Sai Sai

Friday, April 29, 2005

I was driving home from school, in the middle of "pre-rush hour" traffic.

Note that today is Friday. People like to leave work earlier on Fridays. It was 3:00pm, and the DVP was already jammed packed with annoyed drivers like me going at an average speed of 5km/hr.

The sun was doing its vibe. Even with my windows rolled all the way down, I was sweating like pig. I thought to myself, if only I had a cold glass of lemon iced tea. Mmmm. Well, someone up there heard me alright. Cuz look what just drove past my window at the precise moment. Not exactly a refreshing glass of iced tea, but it did wake me up from my rush hour driving "nap" enough to take out my cellphone to snap this picture.


Vitasoy!

Guess what I drank once I stepped inside my house.

Thursday, April 28, 2005

Taking a quick breather from studying.

Read some blogs and ordered some Alpaca Cloud yarn from Knit Picks. Hopefully, the yarn will arrive once I'm done exams next week. The anticipation of yarn arriving via mail is so exciting. Because until I open the package and see the yarn itself (and not just over my computer monitor at the checkout shopping cart) I don't know if I'd love it or just like it. I really gotta watch where I spend my money. But $3.99 for 440 yards of 100% baby alpaca yarn isn't really breaking my bank, right?

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Make or break. Do or die. Now or never.
These words circle my mind every day, every minute.
Everything is starting to get dizzy and meshed all together.

God, when will this be over?

I heard yoga helps with stress. *makes mental note to sign up for yoga classes right after finals*

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

I just registered and paid for an International Studying Abroad Program with U of T to Hong Kong.

Even though I was born in Hong Kong, Toronto's been my home for the past 20 years. But, needless to say, I'm excited to go back.

Hong Kong, the Vertical City. The city that never sleeps. There's no doubt Hong Kong is one of the busiest places on earth. It's a heaven for avid shopaholics like me.

Large billboards and luminated signs. Skycrapers and tall apartment buildings.
Streets filled with red taxis and mini buses.
Sidewalks crowded with busy people always on the run.

However, I must constantly remind myself that I'm there to S-T-U-D-Y. Or more like: Shop Til U Drop Yeah!. (Ok, I couldn't think of what to put for Y.) So. Which means, I must save a lot of moola. Which means, I don't have moola for yarn at the moment. But hopefully means, I'll be able to spend some moola on good yarn buys in Hong Kong. However, I'm still in search of yarn stores in Hong Kong. Any recommendations?

Speaking of yarn stores, Adele, who's also a fellow Torontonian, gets her Phildar yarns from Knit N Tyme. I'm contemplating on whether I should buy yarn there, or from Breiweb (but shipping costs are expensive). I must carefully think through what yarn I want, and what yarn I REALLY want. Cuz apparently, I can't afford to buy anything impulsively. Sucks to be a student without a job. Which reminds me, I still got one more exam to study for. *sigh*

And you didn't think I'd leave without another amazing photo of Hong Kong at night, did you?

Beautiful? Now imagine this view during Christmas

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Exam status: 2 down, 1 to go.

I'm giving myself a short breather and relaxing before cramming for the last exam. So. That means I get to do some knitting! However, I won't be starting any new knitting projects until at least after finals. Cuz I know I won't be able to stand the temptation of an unfinished knit. Instead, I've been browsing through sweater patterns both online and mags. I got some Rowan Calmer that's been in my stash since early winter. I've been saving it for a sweater, since I got 10 balls. Without any progress, I saw some cute knits in a Taiwanese magazine instead.



I absolutely love that orange scarf with mitts attached. And the white capelet with pompoms! Soooo cute!!! Too bad this wasn't a knitting mag, so no patterns. Darn!

Monday, April 18, 2005

Hummmmm.... i wonder if by meditating, I can foresee tomorrow's exam questions.

Saturday, April 16, 2005

To say that I'm a blog virgin, would be a lie. But! Needless to say, this is the very first entry in my first online journal with blogger. So, I believe the term "blog virgin" would be suitable for this special entry.

Please take caution upon deciding to continue reading my journal entries, as there will be much boring content on knitting progress updates (yes, I like to knit), random events of another boring day, and occasional whining about life in general.

Now, shall I begin with a brief intro?


VISUAL:
brown eyes, five feet five, past-shoulder-length hair, nearsighted, sometimes glasses, sometimes contacts, sometimes neither. ethnicity wise, i'm chinese-canadian.

LOVE:
heterosexual, in a relationship

LOCATION:
suburb of Toronto, Canada

I AM:
a girl, a daughter, a sister, a friend, a girlfriend, reserved, shy, thoughtful, understanding, silly, clumsy, confused, simple, naive, carefree, emotional, a dreamer, a listener, hopeful, imaginative, ignored, misunderstood, taken for granted, stared at, laughed at, laughed with.

CANCER GIRL:
Certainly not the easiest person to understand, as my emotions are hidden beneath the tough exterior that I possess. Although I can be kind and affable, my mood swings are unpredictable. My seemingly cold tough behavior is only a clever means to hide my own insecurities and complexes. Inside, I am almost like a timid, hurt child. I can be admirably kind, generous, understanding and gracious, if all is well with me. Like most water signs, I too have good intuitive powers and mostly put them to good use in managing my life. I am a home-loving person. (courtesy of astro-yogi)

FEELS SO GOOD:
Knitting, mint chocolate chip ice cream, phone calls, egg tart, web designing, coconut milk, Starbucks Peppermint Mocha, my cellphone, Photo Hunt, bubble tea, Finding Nemo, cheesecakes & pastries, cheese, PS2, downtown shopping, flipping magazines, daydreaming

NOT SO GOOD:
Dark, alone, spiders, hypocrites, work, pimples, panda eyes, backstabbers, break-ups

PHOBIAS:
ailurophobia (afraid of cats), arachnephobia (spiders), isolophobia (alone), megalophobia (large objects), musophobia (mice), scotophobia (dark), astrophobia (celestral space), and probably more, but I think I should stop here.You get the idea.

FAMILY:
Parents happily married. I have one sibling, who I do not resemble. She's 2 years younger. Unlike most sisters, we hardly ever fight, mostly because she loves me as much as I love her.

OUTER WEAR:
Clothing choices are based on my personal comfort. Usually means shirt and jeans/skirt. I have an anklet on my left leg that I wear 24/7, but recently broke off. So now I'm in search of a new one! Pierced both my earlobes. I dye and/or streak my hair from time to time. I don't like to make fashion statements only because I don't like being stared at like a foreign object.