Sunday, January 31, 2010

First Month Cleared!

I didn't think about it until now that I have posted every day (or I should say every night) since New Year's. I have never done that - wow!!!! I'm not sure if I can post every single day for the rest of 2010, but I will definitely try because I would love to see myself doing it..

The only thing is I will not pressure myself and will never hesitate to stop if it gets hard because I don't want this to be my obligation - I am posting it because I find joy in coming up with a new topic every day or enjoy talking about nothing and everything.

Now I'm hopeful for February - I can't wait to post more!


Saturday, January 30, 2010


Sleepy. I'm VERY VERY sleepy.. . I try to tell myself that sleep is overrated, but I think my body is a lot honest than my brain. My average hours of sleep is probably 5.5 ~ 6 hours. I know I don't spend my time wisely and I end up going to bed really late - if I am in bed before 1am, that's really early!! Yes, I'm a night owl...

But my Ju Ju goes to school now, so I need to be up before 7am in the morning. I realized there is Maki who gets happy if I get to sleep for 6 hours - that's not enough. I know this sounds ridiculous, but I don't know how to go to bed earlier than 1AM. I tend to come up with all the things I need/want to do past midnight - oh why, oh why, I just don't know.

So, I need your opinion. What is your daily hours of sleep: the hours that make you happy and fanctional - 7 hours or 8 hours? And what time do you go to bed usually or what time do you wake up? Help me!

Hope you're all having a great weekend!

Friday, January 29, 2010

My Favorite Hollywood Couple

I wrote several posts before how much I love Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie as couple. Rumor has it that my favorite couple Brangelina are split up. I see the headline on every gossip magazines. But I know it's UNTRUE!!! No, I don't have my own sources to confirm it, but they are still much in love - I know!!! I mean, I hope they're okay and going strong because I love them together. I do like Jen, but I think Brad and Angelina are meant to be together - it seems they want to grow old together... And they have six kids together for Christ sake. What do you think?

81st Annual Academy Awards - Show

My recent favorite photo of Brandgelina...

* I second that Perez!

The background music by Celine is kind of annoying, but you can see how lovely they are together.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Your Phone

My cell phone has been having some issues for the longest time. It gives me "SOS" indication when I want to make a call or go on the web and I have to reboot at time. It's frustrating. I've used it for two years now and I think it's time for me to get a new phone..
Now, this is the phone I'm using now. BlackBerry Curve 8310..
My friend wants me to buy her new iPhone that she just got three months ago because she doesn't like AT&T and want to switch back to Verizon - of course for a friend price:)

Or BlackBerry Bold 9700. I've been using BlackBerry for four years. I really like BlackBerry. iPhone is very tempting too, but I'm used to BlackBerry and am not sure I'll be okay without BlackBerry.
So help me - what do you think I should get???
What cell phone do you use - do you like it???

Expensive Indulgence

I had a cup of latte at a nearby Starbucks with my BFF K this morning. My favorite drink is 2 pump Vanilla Latte (iced for summer time!) To tell you the truth, I love coffee, period. It doesn't have to be Starbucks. Actually Dunkin Donuts's iced latte is pretty good. Or a cappuccino after dinner at my favorite restauratns. That makes me very happy.

When K and I were sitting and talking about nothing and everything, we talked about the price of Starbucks coffee. We all know that the price will be going up very soon, again, some say up to 30%. 30%! That's crazy. Is that possible???

I remember there were times my Grande 2pump Latte was $3.65. Then to $3.85. Now? It's $4.11. I don't even want to think about how much it's going to be within a few months. Funny thing is, people complain about it, but still go to the drive through and order the same thing all over again. It's like cigarettes. If you love it, it doesn't matter how expensive it is, you will still pay for it. Right?

I'm not sure how much of raise I'm willing to pay, but $5 for a cup of latte is damn expensive! What do you think everyone? Do you like Starbucks or do you have other favorite place for a nice cup of coffee???

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Well, it's my bad - I knocked down the glass of water and spilled it over computer modem. I was typing when my Soapy who was refusing to go to bed brought my broken iBook as her laptop and tried to mimic me typing. I tried to put her on my lap and put the iBook on the desk when it hit the glass...

Now I tried to post the entry, but I've lost the network connection. I'm guessing the modem is still wet and worst case we may have to get the new modem...

I ran to my BlackBerry and started typing this meaningless post. But since I want to keep posting for 365 days, I hope I can count this as a legit entry... LOL.

Lesson - DO NOT bring any type of liquid near the computer. I broke my iBook when my Ju Ju spilled a glass of wine. Now this!

Be careful my friends!!!

Monday, January 25, 2010


Okay, this season's Bachelor is getting very interesting. And I already know who will be his top three girls - we have 5 girls left since Jake sent 4 girls in one night (First in Bachelor history!) - I can honestly say that he's set with his decisions for the final three - I bet he doesn't even want to give out any more roses to the girls he doesn't feel any connection, but he can't make the show too boring.

The girls I believe to be Jake's final three are (and no brainer):

Gia: She is really pretty and charming. More I see her, more I like her..

Tenley: She looks so much better and cute in the show. She's genuinely a sweet girl and I can picture Jake choosing her as his wife.

Ali: Very strong and very pretty - I like her.

And this season's witch Vienna. Oh I didn't like her the minute I saw her face on the first episode - I dislike her even more! Like many, I don't even know why he's keeping her. Go hoooommme - go home!

So, Girls, have you been watching the show???? Who do you think Jake's final three???

Sunday, January 24, 2010

I'm Stuck...

Today, no matter how much I think, words wouldn't flow in my head. Even now, I've already typed the same line over and over - type and delete, type and delete... I'm stuck.

So, I decided to post this clip from YouTube. It's about the Hubble Space Telescope taking the most amazing image in 2003. I'm pretty taken back by this clip. I've always believed in another civilization in our space and seeing this clip totally reconfirm my belief. If you see this until the end, it will totally make you think the endless possibilities of our universe, galaxies and space. It's incredible. BTW, there is this guy starts to sing at 1:24 for about 30 seconds - I'm not sure why he's singing or if it's the guy who made this clip or not, but make sure to watch it until the end! You won't regret it!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Are You Over and Under?

Today I want to talk about toilet paper. Yes, toilet paper...

When the toilet paper runs out on my watch, I put a new roll "over" - I mean, isn't that how it should be? But oh no, sometimes I try to wipe my cute butt and reach for the paper and I can't grab it. Why??? Because the paper is rolled under!! Who does that? My husband. So, I have to roll it over again. JT's mom rolls the toilet paper under it, so I understand where JT's habit comes from.

To me, taking the toilet paper under is very uncomfortable - I have to really reach it, and it sucks. But if you are one of the few who roll it under, please tell me the reason - why? Is there any good reason behind it???

By the way, Cottonelle is doing the roll poll and of course I did vote for "over" - ha ha ha..

You should definitely vote at The Great Debate

Friday, January 22, 2010


Have you ever wondered what's our purpose in life? I think my purpose is to be a good mother and a decent human being to lead my daughters to do the right things when they face certain situations when they grow up.

I can admit, I'm not perfect nor an angel, but I think I stride every day to set a good example for my daughters. I see things differently now, all the things I didn't pay too much attention have more meaning to me than ever before: faith, kindness, respect, integrity, compassion... I've always believed in helping people in need, but I want to teach my chidren to understand why it's so important to open their arms, lend hands and just give.

It's been more than 10 days since the devastation of Haiti shocked the world. Outpouring support and help around the globe are still not enough to save every survivor.. But when horrible event like this happens, when I always feel the world comes crumbling down, I see goodness in people. People don't turn their head away - but they reach out, kids break their piggy bank and give their money to their mom to send in. And I know these are the things we can least offer to the world - GIVE...

If you have not donated to the vicitims of Haiti, visit :
*Shelter Box
*Help Haiti Now

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Onsen - My Favorite Time -

One of the things I miss the most living in Japan is bathing in a tub. Unlike here in the U.S., people in Japan grow up bathing every night in the tub after washing our body outside of the tub. When I first time came to this country and saw the bathroom, I couldn't believe my eye because the toilet and the shower tub were in the same room. In Japan, the toilet room and bathroom are located in the different places...

For the past week or so, my daughters finally started to take shower by themselves. I know this sounds weird to you, but I used to take shower with them and wash their hair and body and sing songs together. And that's what I miss being in Japan because taking bath together is part of Japanese culture.

Let's talk about "Onsen"{hot springs} for example: Japan is volacanic islands and there are plenty of hot springs all over the cities and towns. We call it "Onsen" - Students go to "onsen" for school trip or family and friend go on vacation to different "onsen" all over Japan. We even have co-ed onsen where ladies and gentlemen bathe together. We say "hello" and talk about nothing and everything. It's where people meet and socialize. Hot springs come from under ground which contains different types of mineral which is very good for your skin. You can see Tom Cruise dip his body in onsen in the movie "Last Samurai"

Anyways, even still today, I take a bath with my sister or my mom if I go back to Japan or even here in the US although bathing in the tiny/shallow tub is kind of hard to do that. We wash our back and talk about our lives. I simply miss taking the bath where I can sit in the tub and let warm water cover my whole body. It feels so great...

Have you ever been to onsen before??

Enjoy the photos of onsen in Japan - see you want to visit, right????

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


At around 9:30pm tonight, my BFF K called me and asked me if my husband was working tonight and if I could come over to her house. She lives across the laske from me and it's only a few minutes away. "What's wrong?" I asked. "I may have to go to the hospital," she said. I could tell from her voice that something was wrong and she said her mom was coming to take her to the ER.

She is a single mom, raising her daughter M who is the same age with my daughter Ju Ju. M and Ju Ju have been best friends since they were not even a year old. Anyways, K wanted me to come over and watch her daughter while K and her mom go to the ER. Thank goodness, JT had the night off, so I was able to come over.

I'm typing this entry via my BlackBerry sitting on her counch in her house. There is no fansy picture to post, but I'm waiting for her to come home. She is fine; she has called me twice to let me know that the docs are running some tests and her mom will be home around 3am.

The thing is I don't have many friends here in Florida. I know a lot of people, but there are only handful that I can call friends. And K is one of my real closest friends. I tend to miss Hawaii because that's where all my good friends are and I get homesick all the time thinking about them. But my life in Florida is better because of my friendship with K; my life here is fun and meaningful because of the way K and I have become as more like sisters and real family. I love her dearly and I'm fortunate to have her in my life.

So, I'm glad that she asked me for help and I'm glad that I could help. Afterall, my husband is watching the girls, so I should enjoy the stillness or the calmness in this house while K's daughter sleeps (Thanks to my husband who didn't hesitate to tell me to go to help K.)

By the way, I have been wanting to visit all of your blog, but because of the situation and I'm on my BB, it'll be later tomorrow. Thanks so much for all of your kind comments and I can't wait to catch up!


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

My Favorite Sweets...

It's no secret that I love chocolate, especially dark chocolate. I have tough time stop eating them once I start - it's really bad. I justify my binge on dark chocolate by telling myself that dark chocolate is good for you. Did you know?

Dark chocolate is known to lower the high blood pressure, unlike milk or white chocolate. Also, dark chocolate contains large amount of antioxidants (one study suggests 8 times more than found in strawberries!!!" The taste is so much richer and deeper (yeah? It's not called "dark" for nothing! LOL) than milk chocolate. It tastes healthy indeed!

Oh dark chocolate, I heart thee..

So, do you like chocolate? Do you like dark, milk or white???

P.S. Thanks so much everyone - I feel 75% better tonight. I almost wanted to ask my daughter to stay home because I was so miserable in the morning to take her to school. Of course I drove her to school, but I went back to bed after coming home. I realized sleep is the best remedy for the cold. Stay warm everybody!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Got Cold?

Today's post is going to be short and sweet.

Okay, I'll cut to the chase - I am sick. But I've commited myself to post every frickin' day, 365 days, so there you have it.

This post is to say that I'm sick and I'm miserable. So I'm going to bed..

Wait, does this count as one post or am I cheaing?
But I can't type any longer....... I hate cold. Hate it.
Night night!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

My Pet Peeve

I'm going to be direct: One of my pet peeves is nose hair. I get turn off by it very quickly. It doesn't matter if it's my dream man Christian Bale or Brad Pitt or George Clooney - if I spot some hair saying hello from their nose, that's it - our love affair is over.

Back in college years, I briefly dated this guy who was very attractive. He was also a student and we frequented at a local internet cafe to study (do you remember we used to have these cafes all over the place before?) One night while we're studying, he started complaining that his nose was itchy. I had already spotted his nose hair peeking out a few days prior, but didn't know how to bring it up. I was hoping, "It won't be there tomorrow.." - but it's still there the next day. I was talking to myself in my head while looking at him, "Dude, your nose is itchy because of that hair... Can you please cut them or do something?" Then this happened.

Him: "Damn, this is annoying, I have to check and blow my nose.." (then he stands up and goes to the bathroom)
Me: "Oh, okay.." (YES!! Today is the day. He'll see it - he'll know why it's itchy!)

A few moments later, he comes back. I check, it's still there. Big big sigh... He ended up complaining throughout the night about his nose, I wasn't strong enough to tell him why his nose was itching. I wish I had the nerve to tell him, "Honey, you know, you need to trim that hair -then it wouldn't bother your nose so much.." But I just couldn't. And I stopped seeing him.

And there is reason why I'm afraid of nose hair so much. I grew up watching my dad always trimming his nose hair (excuse me for repeating the words) in front of the mirror and listened to him constantly telling me and my sisiter it's important to check our nose before going out. He used to tell me, "It doesn't matter if you're beautiful or a princess, it's not attractive to see hair peeking out from your nose, so make sure to check every day." It's funny, but it's true.

So, one of the first things I look when meet new people is nose. I know it sounds crazy because it's such a little thing to focus, but it's a huge thing for me... When it comes to my husband, I have no problem telling him about it and he usually tells me to pluck it right then and there using my tiny tweezerman that's always in my makeup bag. It doesn't matter if he's driving, I lean over and do it from the passenger seat.

I just love looking at the clean nose..

So do you have any pet peeve???

Saturday, January 16, 2010

My Love for Music

I love listening to music. I'd much rather listen to my favorite tunes than watchin TV. As a matter of fact, I'm listening to music as I type this post. It's been raining since 7pm here in FL and my girls and their friend M are doing sleep over at our house. It's really nice to see the kids running around and laughing and hearing the sound of thunder and rain as BGM. Here are some of the songs that we listened and actually, it's quite relaxing....

I used to go to this restaurant on the North Shore, HI to see him play live - it's long before he became famous... He was really great then, and now? Forget it. I can't believe how awesome he is...

Sarah's voice is very calming and this song is definitely my favorite song to listen to when I'm in such hectic mode...

Sade is my idol. I grew up listening to her voice because my dad played her albums all the time... I wish she writes more songs. I love this tune - so beautiful..

My husband and I have very different taste in music. But we share our passion for Sade and Bob Marley. And some of the stuff he listens to are simply great. Morcheeba is one of them. I had never heard of them until I met my husband 9 years ago - when he played theri CD for the first time, oh my goodness, I couldn't believe it. He totally surprised me...

Friday, January 15, 2010

Have A Lovely Weekend!!!

Hey there, my friends! So what's your plan for the weekend????

I was at my BFF who lives across the lake from me - now I'm back at the house typing this post because you know, I made a promise to myself that I will try to post every day in 2010!!!

My BFF K has my girls along with her daughter, bathing them while I'm home getting the girls' pajamas - the girls are sleeping over at her house. K's daughter and my girls are BFF's too! I'm heading back there to have some cocktails at her house and have girls talk... Oh how much I love those girl talk. LOL...

Anyway, I just wanted to wish you all a lovely and safe four-day weekend!

Let me know how your weekend is going!


Thursday, January 14, 2010

What's Wrong with My JuJu???

Luckly, my two daughters Ju Ju and Soap have been relatively healthy without having to make a serious trip to a hospital (knock on wood!) However, for the past three months or so, my oldest daughter Ju Ju has complained about headache and often lays in bed after coming back from school. She got sick from headache at least four times throwing up - She got really sick on Thanksgiving or last week. Funny thing is she feels better once she throws up.

Even tonight, she was fine at first, but once she started eating dinner, she complained saying "mommy.. I have a headache.." and stopped eating and laid on the couch. She took a hot shower, but she cried, "I want to go to bed..." So, JT ran to Walgreens and got her Tylenol and now she's sleeping.

She was never like this until she started school in August. We are thinking she maybe need a glasses, so we're taking her to the eye doctor. But if having a pair of glasses won't make the headache go away, then, what?

I've been online for quite sometime and it seems pediatric migraine are relatively common and starts from an early age... After the eye doctor, we're taking Ju Ju to her doctor. I hope there's nothing seriously wrong with her. When a cheerful kid who runs for a soccer ball gets sick like that, it does worry me.... Yes, definitely makes her mommy nervous...

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Shut It!!!

Tonight, my daughters and I met up with my BFF K and her daughter at the mall for shopping and went to PEI WEI for dinner. 15~20mins waiting in line is a norm to wait for a table and we're doing exactly that.

Many of you know that Florida has been suffering from unusual cold weather (I'm talking deep freeze) and the temperature finally has gone up since yesterday. But it's still chilly at night. Anyway, one of the employees of the restaurant decided to open the door to change the air. Many people waiting in line weren't happy about it, but what could we do? Then an old couple and their friends came in and tried to close the door. Everyone in line told the lady, "Oh you can't close the door, they want to keep it open." Now this old lady frawned and said, "Why?? It's cold!"

Meanwhile, my BFF K decided to call our kids who were playing outside to come back in the restaurant. That's when we heard this old lady yelling at our girls, "Shut it!"
We looked and my BFF went to the door to see what's going on. Apparently, that same old lady tried to close the door when our girls tried to keep it open using the stopper. K's daughter M said to the lady (and she's only 6), "But the waiter told us we can't close it.." - "I don't care, just shut it. SHUT IT!," the lady yelled again.

K told the lady, "Excuse me, you don't need to yell at my children. They are following the instruction - it's not their fault." Then the lady said, "Oh why are you being so hostile? We're freezing here, I don't care what anyone says, that door needs to be shut!"

Okay... I think her mouth needs to be shut. Seriously, that lady was rude and scary. Nobody has the right to talk to our children the way she did especially when they're doing the right thing. The girls said, "Mommy, that lady wasn't nice.."
I told myself, I will never be a maen old lady! Ha!

By the way, I'm giving away my paiting for the first time over at BonBon Rose Girls. Head over there and see what's going on!!!


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

My Wish List

Well, well, well - I can't believe I got another award today! This time, it's from one of my dearest blogging friends, Laura. She is such a kind hearted and beautiful girl whom I truly adore and I'm so lucky to be her friend. Thank you so much sweetie!

So what is this award all about - let's find out shall we???

1.Thank the person who gave it to you.
2.Link the person who gave it to you.
3.Keep it going and give it to whomever you would like - I'll pass this award on to Carrin & eri!

4.Answer this...If money were not an issue what would be the top three things on your wish list?

*** So, if money were not an issue, what would be the top three things on your wish list?

{Private Jet} Yes, I would love it if I had a private jet to fly in and out of Florida to Hawaii and Tokyo. Or I would fly my family out to FL so I get to see them more. Wouldn't that be nice???

{Animal Haven} I would love to buy a large ranch somewhere in the countryside and build animal haven. I wouldn't want them (cats, dogs and other unfortunate animals) being stuffed in the tiny building - I want them to run around in the big land!!!

{Dream House} I would love to build my dream house right on the beach. Oh yes, I would love it if I can lay in the hammock holding Corona and watch the sunset while listening to the waves. Gosh, that's my dream life! Do you want to see my dream home? Check out my business blog -->here!!!

So, what is your wish list????

Monday, January 11, 2010

7 Things About Me...

{7 Things About Me...}

*I am a mother to the most beautiful daughters - they are my everything. They are the reason why I want to be a better person.

* I have certain weakness to good scripted TV shows - like "GOSSIP GIRL" - Who wouldn't like GP???

*Beach is Life.. Yes, I can't live without or apart from beach. The color, the breeze, the smell - I love everything about it.

*I love fashion. Period.

Dancing Pictures, Images and Photos
*I also love dancing. I dance with my daughters at home or with friends at clubs. It totally makes me happy! Let's do happy dance!!

Workout Pictures, Images and Photos
* I love working out. I seriously started working out about two years ago. I've always been the thin one when people say, "You are so tiny!" I wanted to have toned body, not skinny body. I wanted to look healthy, not sickly.. And I've enjoyed working out - it's such a great feeling!!!

* And my idol - Christian Bale. I know, I've talked about him so many times. I'm sorry girfriends - I can't help it. I wish upon a star, I would love to see him in person and shake his hand.. Gosh, he's gorgeous!

I talked about 7 things about me because my new lovely friend Brittany gave me an award a few days ago. I haven't gotten one of these in a while and it always makes me feel so special. Thank you so much for thinking of me!! xoxox

I know I need to hand it to my fellow friends -- Let's see.. Any taker? I'll decide and post about it this week!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Forever Young...

Today we had a surprise birthday party for my father in law's aunt(JT's stepdad's.) She turned 90. My mother in law told us not to say, "Surprise!!!" because she was afraid it might give the aunt a heart-attack or something. So we sang Happy Birthday instead... Oh it was really nice - she was seriously surprised and she dropped everything and her mouth was opened for about two minutes. She couldn't believe it.
She looks pretty good for 90 and is doing really well for being that old. There were 24 people at my mother in law's house and we had such great time...

As many of you already know, one of the things that I fear is aging. It's something we can't avoid and we'll be old no matter what. It's human nature and I am trying to embrace it as hard as I can. But I'm going to be honest, 1/2 of me is really not looking forward to getting old. I think I'm afraid of being crippled or not being able to do the things I was able to do when I was younger. Losing the hearing or not being able to wear cute dresses, or simply the unknown of how I will look in thirty years.

But looking at my aunt tonight and seeing her surrounded by all the people she loves, I know it can't be that bad. Actually it's a wonderful thing... The laughter or love or happiness that I saw today is something I look forward to when I get old and maybe a grandmommy...

BTW, Florida is having a very cold weather - I hear many people complaning, but I'm enjoying it because I get to wear my winter coat or boots which I don't get to use all the much here. No matter where you are, I hope you're staying warm!


P.S. Thanks to - she gave me an award yesterday! I will accept and post it tomorrow! Thank you sweetheart! xoxoxo

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Cupid : Update...

Well, my friends.... The blind date didn't happen. One of them cancelled last minute..
But it's okay - we ended up going to downtown and partied together with my BFF and co-workers instead! And I must say I had real fun!!!

By the way, is it just me when I am hangover, I want soda? I usually don't drink soda - maybe once every two months or so. But when I had a lot of alcohol the night before, all I want is Coke or Sprite. Funny, I know. Even today, I had cafeine free Coke and my oldest daughter Ju Ju looked at me and said, "Mama? Soda???" Oh it was so yummy...

How about you - What do you like to have when you're hangover: greesy food or soda???

Soda Can Pictures, Images and Photos

Friday, January 8, 2010


Tonight, I'm going to set up a blind date... Well, not quite because I will be there, but they have never met each other before. I usually don't set people up for a date because I don't want to be held responsible for their bitter ending if they don't work out.

I have a feeling they will hit it off, but I'm still not 100% sure. So wish them luck and I will let you know what happens.

Truthfully, I'm very excited - It's going to be fun Friday night!

Have a safe and lovely weekend sweetness!!


Thursday, January 7, 2010

Christmas Miracle

What do you call it if it wasn't a miracle? It is such a wonderful story...

Sometimes God works in a mysterious way!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The Thing I'm Most Scared Of...

Do you have anything that you fear the most??? The thing that you can't fall asleep once you start thinking about it? I have one. You might think I'm crazy, but I am afraid of zombies...

I was never afraid of them until I found out that the zombies are caused by infectious disease. Did you know? That means, it could happen. You never know what kind of research are being conducted behind the door of Army labs or any type of research facilities. Things can go terribly wrong. Everytime I try to explain that to my family (my in-laws) and friends, they always look at me like I have two heads. But seriously, don't ever underestimate the possibility...

Anyway, stupid of me, I saw a moive called "Quarantine" with my husband the other night. It was On Demand and I always wanted to see it because it looked pretty cool; the way they filmed was like "Blair Witch Project." But it was the stupidest mistake - the movie was SOOO scary, my heart was pounding like a drum and my tummy felt uneasienss a little. You're so afraid and your eyes are half closed, but you want to know what happens next, so you keep watching it. That's exactly happened to me - oh it was really scary and I even heard JT saying, "Oh, wow, holy crap!" number of times.

I highly recommend this film to people who don't get sea sick and has a strong heart. I honestly thought it was well made for a meaningless zombie movie.

Do you like zombie movie? (I don't!)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The Fallen

I usually don't talk about politics or religion on my blog because we all have the right to support and believe whatever we wish - that's called "FREEDOM" this country strongly stands for.

I've been wanting to write about a post, but didn't know when was the right time. But today, this post is going to be a bit serious and very sad.

On December 30th last year (as in last week), 7 CIA officers (8th victim was a Jordanian army captain who was Jordanian intelligence working closely with CIA) were killed in Eastern Afghanistan by a suicide bomber insde Forward Operating Base Chapman. The suicide bomber was later confirmed that the double agent for both CIA and Jordinian working for Taliban. Sounds like it's something you see it in the movies, but this is a real deal. The remains of seven CIA officers were flown to Dover Air Force base in Delaware yesterday (Jan 4th.) We'll never find out who those people are because of the nature of their job: working for CIA, but the reports say that one of the victims was a CIA chief based in Khost (the region where CIA operating base was located) and she was the mother of three: A mother...

And I can't find the words to express my sorrow for those who died. I can write about Fuji Apple or Disney movies or my family's on my blog because I am safe today. And I am safe today because of all the men and women who risk their lives trying to catch the bad guys... Whether you like to hear it or not, it is the truth. All those people are doing what they are doing because they want to protect us thousands of miles away . And they die from it. It happens every day. And I can't help, but to be grateful for their sacrifice and pray for their safe return.

I copied and pasted the statement released by CIA and CIA Director Leon E. Panetta.

*Statement on CIA Casualties in Afghanistan

CIA Director Leon E. Panetta informed the Agency workforce today that seven of their colleagues were killed and six others were injured on Wednesday at a Forward Operating Base in Khost Province, Afghanistan. The casualties were the result of a terrorist attack.

“Those who fell yesterday were far from home and close to the enemy, doing the hard work that must be done to protect our country from terrorism,” Director Panetta said in a message to employees. “We owe them our deepest gratitude, and we pledge to them and their families that we will never cease fighting for the cause to which they dedicated their lives—a safer America.”

“Families have been our Agency’s first priority,” Director Panetta added. “Before sharing this information with anyone else, we wanted to be in contact with each of them. This is the most difficult news to bear under any circumstances, but that it comes during the holidays makes it even harder. In coming days and weeks, we will comfort them and honor their loved ones as a family. They are in our thoughts and prayers—now and always.”

Due to the sensitivity of their mission and other ongoing operations, neither the names of those killed nor the details of their work are being released at this time.

“Yesterday’s tragedy reminds us that the men and women of the CIA put their lives at risk every day to protect this nation,” Director Panetta said. “Throughout our history, the reality is that those who make a real difference often face real danger.”

Director Panetta credited US military doctors and nurses with saving the lives of those wounded in the attack. In honor and memory of the dead, he requested that the flags at CIA Headquarters be flown at half-staff.*

My sincere gratitude to those who fight the war on terrorism and deepset sympathy for those who lost their lives for our country....

Monday, January 4, 2010

Welcome Back, Jake!!!!

Yes, I waited for so long for this season's Bachelor and it's on!!!! Yay!!! I think Jake is one of the most genuine man from the show. I hope he finds his true love and happiness - he deserves it.

So, I've picked the girls that are I thought pretty - it does not reflect what Jake chooses. Do you watch Bachelor? What do you think about this season? I'm really excited!!!

Elizabeth - I thought she is gorgeous, but maybe too competitive. She is not for Jake.

Emily: When I saw her, I couldn't believe how beautiful her eyes were! Really really pretty eyes!

Gia: I don't know about her personality, but she is definitely SEXY!! I like her style!

Drama Queen: I forget her real name. She looks a lot cuter in the program, but oh boy, she is too much. I know she will be the one who begs for Jake's attention and despaire with the littlest thing. She won't stay too long.

Kimberly: I picked her because she's one of those girls who really didn't pretend to be someone that she is not. She was very natural and I thought she's a very charming girl.

Sheila: I thought she is really beautiuful. And the blue eyes and blond hair - gorgeous!
Anyway, I haven't even watched the ending (the last 20 mins of the show) because I had to put the girls to bed... I am going to finish watching the show and see the 15 girls Jake has picked!
By the way, this is my 4th post of this year - so far so good. Do you think I'm gonna make it and post 365 days????
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