Colors of Tomato

{March 8, 2008}   Take a picture it last longer


These are my beatiful flowers,

They remind me some of my joyful days,

some of my unexpected suprises,

and some of my tearful moments.

Those moments never last long enough,

and it dies after a period of time.

Only the great memories remained.

It  last longer.



{December 2, 2007}   Recharged after my vacation

Sunset at Costa Rica - Pacific Ocean Volcano AreanelManual Anotnio Beach

I am back from Costa Rica. It was a great experience after all, most of my friends enjoyed it a lot. Me? I got great memories, time spent with friends, remarkable conversations. Also, I like the beauty of it when you go travel, you not only sharing your 247 with you friends, but also meet random travelers around the world, they would share their travel experiences, their life stories…etc. Sometime, I may find myself amuse that able to pocket some of their good values in to mine. For example, I met a couple from Belgium, we did the canopy tour together, and we encourage each other to do the Tarzan Swing, after the tour, we meet for lunch and had some great conversation about the different lifestyle between Americans and Europeans. I admired that most of the European living in a very simple, structured life style but yet they are able to enjoy their life, care less about the unnecessary materialistic things, they are up to day with the technology, the trend of fashion or such and such. But they choose to keep thing simple and to the basic. That I do admire. Most of them got a month long vacation, they used to plan a 3 weeks trip travel to different side of the world, to explore, to share the moments together, and to gain different perspective in lives. Very charming and sweet!

This trip helps me to keep my thoughts in a positive way, there are few things in life are not perfect right now, or I am struggling with…but don’t look of excuses to give up, life could be still beautiful, it depends on which angle you looking at it.

Every year, I would like to visit a city/country where I never been. This year I am able to team up with couple of my friends to make a trip down to Costa Rica.

I am currently in preparation for my trip, confirming all the logistic about hotels, tours, transportation…etc, also need coordinate with my friends how to meet up for activities, since not every one would arrive at the same day.

It is quit a bit of work, but I am enjoying it. Couple years back I was a solo traveler, part of it because of my work, another part of it because it was much easier to travel alone, no agenda, no expectations, every time you may meet random local people in the strange country. You could learn from their culture, try to observe how they live their live. Very interesting years back then. Comment about me from my friends was “You so hard to keep in touch with! I don’t even know where are you on earth!” 😉

In this recent two years, I have changed, maybe I got attached to my local job, or maybe I got reconnect to my old friends, met new friends…etc. Now, I would value more about the quality time I spend with my friends and family. Try to build more memories with them, so that we could better related to each other, as we growth old…..we could laugh at each other from those happy/silly moments.

I am start counting down the days to my trip now! Sorry for those friends that couldn’t make it for this trip. There are many trips to come! 😉

{October 28, 2007}   My 1st real Halloween Party!

Yes, this is my 1st real Halloween Party! In the past, I had been to couple Halloween parties in the past, either I didn’t dress up for it, or I dressed up without a specific character, the mood just was right. But this year, I am a full spirit Geisha!

Again, I still don’t like the fact I have to drive around the town looking for a Halloween costume. Every single store was fully packed with people, you almost have to line up to take a look a costume, plus the cash register line was ridiculously long. I lost my patience right there.

Lucky, one of my girl friend has a Geisha costume from last year Halloween, she let me borrow hers for the party! What a relief for me! Then the rest is easy, I just need to pick up few cosmetics from the drug store… then I am done! Take a look not too bad right! I was able to get everything match up quit well!

While I am at the party, I was fascinated by those people dress up really nice, and very sexy. Some of them even look like a real character from those scary movie. I couldn’t help wonder, people enjoy Halloween that much is it because we could pretend some one we are not? Like an ordinary man/woman, once a year, or few hours can be a scary ghost, a super hero…or a sexy Geisha. I guess it is a nice break from reality!

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