Monthly Archives February 2005


Started the day sleepy in class, but the verdict on the day overall is definitely positive. I got several useful things done, did well on my last CS assignment, and then had a very enjoyable evening of dinner and two anime movies with friends. I feel contentedly tired and ready to get enough sleep and […]


I give in to the memes…. You’re a Ravenpuff!: You are a very analytical and ingenius person, someone that likes to invent new things. The way you look at life is with wonder, and sometimes you’re even a little naive. But people love you for that trait and they feel the need to protect you […]


Sometimes I feel as though I just can’t balance everything. I am tired of feeling so fragile; why can’t I be stronger? It is that age old feeling of not being able to make everyone (including myself) happy. I want to respect and support my mother and abide by her wishes; I want to be […]

There and back again: Lessons in trip-taking

I have returned today from two days in southern California visiting friends. I made the trip entirely by myself, relying on the internet and my friends’ hospitality to make the trip successful. I have come away with several points of advice and interest: 1. Book plane tickets early, because they will be cheaper. Also, look […]


Do you like anime? In particular, have you seen and liked films by Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli (Princess Mononoke, Castle in the Sky, Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service)? Three films by these wonderful artists are being released for the first time on DVD in the US this month, and I intend […]


P.S. Kudos to Mike for being the nicest guy ever.

Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone. Intrigued and perplexed by the appearance between the hours of 10 AM and 1 PM on the door to my room of a heart-shaped box of chocolates with my name on it and a little poem. The handwriting vaguely reminds me of my grandmother’s, but that seems patently unlikely. Possibly […]

No one is alone

Here are some lyrics for anyone who’s been feeling lonely, or hurt, or has felt like giving up hope. No one is alone… Sometimes people leave you Halfway through the wood. Others may deceive you You decide what’s good. You decide alone, But no one is alone. People make mistakes, Fathers, mothers, People make mistakes […]

now that I think of it…

Today’s mood music brought to you by Coldplay: Tell me your secrets, and nurse me your questions Oh let’s go back to the start Running in circles, coming in tails Heads on a science apart Nobody said it was easy It’s such a shame for us to part Nobody said it was easy No one […]

If I am not for myself, who is for me?

For some reason I am very pleased by the past few hours. First, I spent time adding details to the game I had to make for my CS106A, which feels decently techie and geeky. Then, I got out my sewing kit (yup, have one) and sewed two buttons back onto the elbow-length white gloves I […]