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Monday, September 26, 2005

Have a break!

Sometimes I feel a week is as short as a day. It's like I get up on Monday morning. By the time I go to bed, it's Sunday night.

I decided to have a break this weekend. I have been working hard. One of the projects I am working on is a charity event. 1 million US can restore sight to 56,000 people, wow! maybe there's always something we can do to make a little difference. my brother has a student who makes trouble at class all the time. Punishment means nothing to him. Most teachers have given up on him. Then my brother learnt that he is from a problem family. No one knows where his dad is. His mother left him a long time ago. He is now staying with his step brothers, who don't really care about him. My brother knows he loves playing basketball. So he makes a deal with him. In exchange for his attention at class, my brother promises to play basketball with him before class. It turns out the boy is extremely clever and creative. I really admire what my brother did. He is making a difference every day.

My sister and my brother picked me up from work last Saturday. It's a really nice surprise. We went to the new Harvey Nichols shop. It is smaller then we expect. I wonder if we will get a Christmas hamper from Harvey Nichols again this year. I just love their afternoon tea and oatmeal biscuits.

Michael Moore wrote a letter to Bush. It keeps me giggling. Finished A Hundred and One Days. Asne Seierstad is a Norwegian journalist. She explores how Iraqi kids cope with the war. She gives a genuine account of her fear and struggle during the war. Her writing is lyrical:

"The future, freedom, democracy that just lies, Amir said.
The future, freedom, democracy we can build that, Abbas argued."

verylittle Project 0004: Another bracelet. It's for my sister.

They killed iPod nano.

Saturday, September 03, 2005


I should write about the new Tim Burton's film, weekend at Stanley with my best friends and the book I've recently finished at the beginning of the week. Work is a bit crazy. Finally, I can get away from it for a moment.

I have a good laugh watching Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. It's kind of interesting. Some of the scenes remind me Jean-Pierre Jeunet's moives. I think it's the idiosyncratic things. My favourite books wriiten by Roald Dahl are Esio Trot and Revolting Recipes. Roald's book will be so different without the illustrations of Quentin Blake. They are just perfect match.

Wandered around Stanley with N n W last Saturday. There was a guy handing out his name cards to everyone. It is a plain white card with an url www.gmtee.com on it. He's clever, I think. It's loud and clear. The message gets across. Flyers with loads of words and pictures are too confusing. People just don't look at them.

Long Way Round is a travelogue of Ewan McGreor and Charley Boorman. Riding BMW motorcycles, they drove all the way from London to New York. One thing I can really associate with is being cynical about strangers' hospitality. Ewan wrote, "Maybe living in a big city London had made me inherently wary of strangers." People can just be kind for no reason. When does it become too good to belive?

Roald Dahl said, "Kindness, that simple word. To be kind - It covers everything to my mind. If you are kind that's it." I really like it.