Wednesday, September 29, 2004

I am going to a baseball game this coming Friday.A korean girl who used to live in the coops had bought the tickets and we are going together. It's in Commerica Park.Believe it or not, this is my first time attending a baseball game.I might as well bring my camera because we are supposed to show "motion" and "stop" motion in our third and fourth assignment. Hopefully, the game will allow me to do work on this. After that, we are also going to the fireworks.The only sad thing is that the weather is getting a little too cold for my comfort.

Last night, I went to my small group again. We always split into huddle groups to discuss what was on the list for that week. I had an interesting huddle group. There were a lot of openness and emotional honesty about the things we were sharing. I feel that God can really heal our deepest hurts and pains in our hearts, through time and the genuine love and concern from other people in our lives and of course, His neverending grace.

Saturday, September 25, 2004

it was a good meal at the vietnamese restaurant with a friend, at Dalat in ypsilanti this afternoon. i had spicy beef noodle soup and iced vietnamese coffee.when i worked in eastern accent few months ago in downtown ann arbor, the vietnamese coffee was popular and i had fun making it for others. however, i had never really tasted it until today. it was very sweet and soothing, but unfortunately, the caffeine hadn't been that effective coz i still felt a little sleepy. i think i am too used to one shot of expresso every day.
after that, my friend went over to his parents' to bring his beautiful german shepherd dog and we went to the riverside park at depot town. i took some pictures with the manual camera i bought for the photography class. i was trying to figure out how the combination of shutter speed and aperture works on my camera, but it still seems pretty confusing to me. but it was fun just trying to capture things in the quiet park and playing with Sheba, the dog.according to my friend, she seemed to be acting up today, appearing to be little edgy and agitated. i wonder why.maybe my friend hadn't been giving her enough attention these days.

later, there is this coop soccer game at 6 pm. we will have fun playing in the chilly weather.

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

we eventually came up with the name "Mosaic" for our small group. It boiled down to two most voted ones, "e-mode" and "mosaic" and the latter got chosen.we had a lot of good and edifying discussions today as well at small group.

our german teacher decided not to give us the quiz today for the 100 words. instead, we had to prepare 200 new words for next week's quiz and to form sentences out of them. today, we learnt german grammer in the normative and accusative.i have no idea how i am going to remember this.

i feel that i am going through some sort of changes in my heart. i can't really specify what it is,and whether this temporary or for the long run.
i have five minutes left before the german class begins. we have a quiz of 100 new words today.
later this evening, there will be my weekly small group again. we are trying to come up with a name for ourselves. my favourite ones are E -class and Mosaic. E-class gives me a sense of something new and novel.Maybe it has something to do with the word E-ticket. it just makes me want to travel and explore new places and ideas.i wonder what we will come up with eventually.

Sunday, September 19, 2004

yesterday, we had "work holiday" at the coop. each member was supposed to contribute 4 hours of labour during this weekend. i ended up cleaning the kitchen with some people. it was tiring scrubbing the dirty walls and floors, but i was lucky to have kenny, my friend and neighbour, in my team because our crazy conversations had me laughing most of the time.

i watched a movie "sky captain and the world tomorrow" last night with a friend. i was feeling a little low for some reasons and i wanted to get lost in the virtual reality. however, the movie was so boring that i ended up being lost in my own little world instead.

Thursday, September 16, 2004

In Sinclair

In Sinclair
Originally uploaded by Bleusky.
This is Mack, my very dear friend who has flown to Princeton, New Jersey to teach Arabic.....and I miss him.


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

i am glad that i am done with classes today. wednesday's schedule is usually rather awkward. there is a class from 1- 3pm and then i have to wait 3 hours before another begins at 6 and ends at 9 pm. i went to check out the campus cafe today and they were looking for part timers. i might just apply tomorrow but the problem is they need people from 8 am till 3 pm . I am not much of a morning person. however, i am badly in need of cash.
this evening, after coming from class, i played three games of pool with kenny, my neighbour. and then i had instant noodles because there were many complaints about dinner at the coop today. i want to do some reading but i think i am too tired. i am listening to some music from the English patient soundtrack. The music aways makes me think of somewhere far away and elusive, a place i would like to go to, but a place i can't quite define in tangible terms. i think i miss mack feels that an intimate part of me is missing. i miss the embraces and gazing into his eyes. i am still trying to get used to him not being here in the coop. separation is painful, but yet so inevitable in this life.

Monday, September 13, 2004

I had my first lab in the photography class today. We were taught how to make photograms. I don't think I made a great one, but what I like about the picture was the tiny dark figure of a toy frog. It was a gift a friend got for me from New York.It looked out of place in the image, but it certainly sparked some curiosity. Unfortunately, it lost a leg.

I have my assignments for journalism and communication due the next few days. I am supposed to write about how I feel about advertisements and especially about those that "worked for me". I am certainly going to write about my experience in Times Square in New York City, where one seems to be attacked by advertisements everywhere.

I am a kinda broke, but I bought four books today! I am supposed to save up and look desperately for a part time job, and I ended up buying those books because of some compelling urges. Silly urges! Those titles are 1. Elective Affinities by Goethe 2 The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers 3 The Age of Reason by Sartre 4 Islam, a short history by Karen Armstrong.

A good friend of mine from the coop is leaving for Washington DC tomorrow. She is from China and found a job almost immediately after she graduated from the masters program in urban planning. One of the lucky few! Will certainly miss those interesting moments with her!