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    argh..my website was down for awhile..so i created a webforward to my weblog. now, my friend who hosts my website is back..and all the websites that he hosts are working..except for mine. i’ve already tried reversing my webforward and reinstating the IP address and everything..but it’s still redirecting to this weblog. argh. so i apologize for all the broken images, links and strange behavior.

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    All Look Same? Someone sent this to me a few years ago..and I forgot about it until I was talking to another Chinese co-worker about how she always gets mistaken for being Korean. I didn’t do too well on this test—only 7/18, which is average I guess. For the most part, I think people can tell I’m Chinese. During the summer, when I’m more tan, I get mistaken for being from one of the more southern Asian countries, like Thailand. A lot of Asians get really offended when they are mistaken for another Asian ethnicity….I think it’s interesting when that happens to me. I want to know what features make…

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    For you iPod users out there, I just discovered this — iSkins. Nice way to personalize your iPod and protect it. I must say, the carrying case that came with my iPod is kind of useless except to simply protect it when I’m not using it. It completely covers the device up and you can’t change songs or anything unless you take the entire iPod out of the carrying case. (although I could use the remote control..but then that’s another accessory to drag along) I’ve been so incredibly happy with my iPod. So far, I’ve downloaded about 6GB of music..and have so much more to go. I recently bought one…

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    blegh. what a rainy, icky day it is in seattle today. and my website is down–and my friend that hosts my website is in africa….i’ll just have to wait. i’m finally back in the swing of things at work and starting into my new project in addition to taking care of my annual self-evaluation. it really took me awhile to get my mind out of vacation mode. on a good note, i’ve had the time to go snowboarding again. since coming back from paris, i’ve gone to steven’s and snoqualmie with friends. Check out the pictures I took when we went to Snoqualmie. This weekend, I’m going snowboarding with team…

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    Sorry it’s been awhile since I’ve posted…been a bit overwhelmed coming back from Paris and settling back into my regular ‘ol Seattle life. Suffice it to say, Paris was a blast. I met a lot of really great people, ate yummy food, visited a lot of places–all at a reasonable pace. I actually spent a lot of time on my own since I’d been there before and didn’t want to go to some of the sites that the group was going to (as I had seen it before). All in all, it was fabulous. Other sites visited: the Catacombs (creepy), Musee Rodin, Musee Picasso (very good), the Latin Quarter, Galeries…

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    I’ve done so much in the past few days here in Paris (luggage is all safe btw)….now I’m sitting in an Internet cafe near my hotel IM-ing with my family. Brrr–it’s freezing. The weather suddenly turned cold today and a snowstorm swept into the city today, leaving it white everywhere. My legs are so weary from the amount of walking I’ve been doing—a lot of sites I hadn’t visited from the previous times I’ve been here: St. Chapelle, Basilique du Sacre Coeur, Centre Pompidou, Opera to name a few. Asides from sightseeing, I’ve been getting to know a lot of Jigna’s college friends who are all awesome and fun to…

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    I decided to join a little tour of Amsterdam and am back now. I guess there are enough people that have lengthy layovers in this airport that they’ve made a business of giving “between flight tours” of the city. It was a basic bus tour of the main downtown plus a visit to a CHEESE farm. Nothing terribly exciting (as I’ve been to Amsterdam before)…but it definitely helped me pass time here quickly. Eager to get over to Paris and take a shower. I’m just praying that my luggage is all safe and sound—Northwest/KLM is notorious for losing my luggage…additionally, I was bad and checked in a bit late in…

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    In the past 3 days, I’ve logged in a total of 25 travel hours and who knows how many thousands of frequent flier miles. By the time I reach Paris from Amsterdam, my total travel time will increase to 32 hours (long layover here). My body has no clue what day it is and is confused how my meals jump from breakfast to dinner. The 1 day I had in Seattle just flew by..though it was nice to sleep in my own bed and unload everything from Hong Kong. I even went out with Felix to see Gangs of New York—a very long movie, incredibly bloody, a good story…though somewhat…

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    I spoke too soon…I think that if Hero gets nominated for Best Foreign Film this year, it won’t be eligible for any other category in any subsequent year as a result. For shame.