Thursday, December 30, 2004

Thoughts around a city...

greetings from Miami! Lovely weather,a bit chilly, but having a good time with my best friends Jackie and Barbie. Also hanging out with Joyce and Ray-- saw Signs, and Ocean'sTwelve, and Fat Albert. Struck out at Miami Strike! LOL!
Found a nice note from turbulence, passing time by making a story online:
Thoughts around a city

went to MotoFL and got to see a bunch of people and facilities. Good stuff!

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Smoke Inhalation and more evacuation

Smoke smoke smoke. Ringing bells, loud noise. Almost made it to the steps. Suddenly quiet. Going back to bed.

Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Fire on Franklin street

After taking my cough, sore throat, and sleepy draught medications, I am resting when I smell SMOKE. Peep out the window to see the building across the street on Fire, and flames licking the night sky as burning embers erupt from the top of its roof. It was a 3-4 story building with an asphalt roof, and I hope all the people in it are safe. We were evacuated due to smoke, so we got to walk around fire engines from Somerville, Brookline, down the street in Centra Square. A 1/2 hour later, the cynosure flame is still going on 2 sides but luckily we were able to return home and rest. I can imagine how tough it must be for the families who lived there, and for the neighboring homes! Who would ever think a fire could be so big and erupt so quickly. We are very lucky it was not a blustery night! It's always something in Central Square...

Congratulations Duff!

Well, Thanksgiving seems to have been a great time for new beginnings. My friend Mike Duff got engaged and I was bowled over by his photo album! They got engaged in scenic Hawaii, and his fiancee, also named Kelly like my new-sister-in-law, was equally beautiful. Congratulations, and I look forward to saying hello in person sometime soon. WOW!

12 sided calendar

12 sided calendar

DallasNews.com | News for Dallas, Texas | Opinion: Balance of Opinion

DallasNews.com | News for Dallas, Texas | Opinion: Balance of Opinion Ellen Goodman writes:
" I remember the AT&T ads that encouraged people to "reach out and touch someone." Our generation learned to touch by touch tone. We were sold on the notion that a phone call is nearly as reassuring as a hand.
Now we hardly notice how the language of emotion and technology have been entwined. We 'keep in touch' via cellphones. We "connect" over the Internet. We 'see' each other over videophones. Technology has made it easier ­ and perhaps more likely ­ to live apart. So we create more and more technological fixes for the human fix we are in: distance from people we love."

It's an interesting article about the imporatance of real communication/presence over telecommunication and virtual presence. I would have to agree that there's no good substitute for the real thing. Yet, I would argue that having alternative ways of enhancing remote communication does not cheapen our experience, but rather, enhances remote communication. Remote communication is something that is not going to go away. The alternative to enhancing remote communication could be a far lesser experience "nothing, no contact".
Remote telepresence is really the key to allowing a person to share their presence with people they want to be there for, but cannot due to constraints of time and money... I think the concerns about cheapening the experience are misdirected, as at least an experience is better than no experience at all.

Friday, November 26, 2004

Congrats to Ben and Kelly!

This was a busy Thanksgiving. I got to meet my new sister-in-law's family and attend their wedding! What a nice family and I am happy that my brother is so happy! Also, the new family-in-law is really cool! It was the first wedding I've seen up-close, and it went really well. I'll put up pictures this weekend. Congratulations, Ben and Kelly! Also, good to meet the Lees and Kims! :)

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Sensorial Communication

Tomorrow I'm giving a talk at Tufts University CS Department about Sensorial Communication, my research topic. Hopefully I will be in good shape (I've been recovering from a nasty cold).
Well, good thing I have a lot of old presentations to draw from. Fortunately, I have a video of comtouch that shows the project with talking in the background. Wish me good luck!

Sunday, November 07, 2004

cough on the keyboard

When you've got a cold and have to stay home, you get busy catching up on things you meant to do. Like putting up pictures from my visit with Ian way back in April.
Here's a picture of the animator at work:

Also, the beautiful walks I like to take around Paris.

Monday, November 01, 2004

Wireless Weather Forecaster

Wireless Weather Forecaster Using the same nationwide content-distribution network as the Ambient Orb,
the Wireless Weather Forecaster shows accuweather.com 5-day forecasts on a
dedicated 4" screen through cute icons and a glanceable bar graph for just $100 bucks.

Guages show me how:: Dundas Gauge for .NET Gallery

Dundas Gauge for .NET Gallery

Dundas Gauge includes a full assortment of gauge types including circular,
linear, angular, thermometer, and more to help developers add a new dimension
of visualization and analysis

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JIM!!!!

'ello, me duck!: HAPPY BIRTHDAY JIM!!!!

ArtFutura 2004 . Augmented Reality

Rebecca Allen, from MLE, will be showing her work at ArtFutura 2004 . Augmented Reality Wish I was in Barcelona!

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

LANES Calendar - Storytelling

Recently, I attended a StoryTelling by Kevin Brooks and others in Medford. It was a wonderful event. Got to meet the legendary Brother Blue. I highly recommend going to futuer events. The next one is Nov. 1t6th in Hahvahd Square. See the LANES Calendar for details.

Protein Feed - LED Chandeliers

Protein Feed - LED Chandeliers

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

a true makeover story


So, some of you may have noticed I am sporting a new haircut and nail polish this week. What's the deal, you ask? Virginia won an Oprah O party, and I was lucky to get invited. Yay!
The first time I've ever spent almost a whole day getting pampered, and it was sure an experience. I have to admit that the pedicure and haircut were my favorite parts. It was fun, and here is my shout-out to Oprah and G-spa. Ofcourse, it wouldn't have been possible without Virginia! Girls, you sure look good today!

LED-Toilet-Seat Galactika

So, you all know how nuts I am for LEDs! TadT just sent me a link four the LED-Toilet-Seat Galactika. LED Lights now for the bathroom. The toilet seat lights up when you lift the toilet lid. *DUDE!* It'll go nicely with my IKEA Trybble! :)

Don Norman's jnd.org / essays

Just hopped to Don Norman's jnd.org / essays and found a large repository of tidbits that every product designer should read. I agree that Usability is not a luxury!

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Thanks for a wonderful Bday Dinner!

Thanks to everyone for coming to the Oasis Restaurant to help me celebrate my 29th! It was the best party ever, and I had a wonderful time! :) Thank you also for the thoughtful prezzies! :) How did you know so much about what I like? :)

And thanks to Ziondanch for putting up pix of the cake ceremony!

soso

soso is gonna mix-it-up at the Media Lab tomorrow. Hope you can come!

Friday, September 10, 2004

Speckled Paint brush

Today Coltzan gave anjlala a Speckled Paint Brush. She hurried to the Rainbow Pool to dress in her new duds!

EMotional phone..>?

Siemens CX70 EMOTY

False Premises

Lisa forwarded me to this site: False Premises

I think the timeline is interesting, and so are the quotations. Giving facts is something the Moore movie didn't do to well, and it is also a good way to sell t-shirts.

Wednesday, September 01, 2004

BODYWORLDS-Home

So, besides the San Francisco Exploratorium, another reason to visit California is to see the BODYWORLDS-exhibit. Looks way cool!

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Dim Sum, Art, and Princess Diaries 2

This weekend, went to Dim Sum at Emperor's Garden with Rich, Virginia, Sopps, Jim, Tuan, Seewee, Nick and Shen. Met Etienne, who has an art project where he takes recycled American electronics and teaches people in south america how to hack. Then we were full, and some of us headed to get bubble tea, others went to see the Princess Diaries 2. Julie Andrews is certainly regal! :)

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Blogger: User Profile: Angela Chang

So, Sonia said today that I should put a profile on my Aim account. I've been super aware of my profile now, so I have added a Blogger: User Profile: Angela Chang. The picture is drawn by pantswagon, ofcourse, and shows my favorite Pirate, Carrudo.

Anj Likes Jumbo Dogs

Jim points out that I like Jumbo dogs. One reason is that it is the best deal in 1 Kendall Square. Second reason is that these hot dogs are, like, 3 ft, long (see the picture on the right)! Third and last reason is that they keep people away cause you burp "hot dog" after you eat em.

mesh performance partnerships : between bodies

mesh performance partnerships : between bodies

Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Motorola A630 video - Cell Phones - CNET Reviews

Motorola A630 video - Cell Phones - CNET Reviews... I think its cool, and different, and useful...

snacks for humans (people)

snacks for humans (people) (look her up when in Beijing)

DIS2004 | Paper sessions | Designing Interactive Systems

Today I attended first day of DIS2004 | Paper sessions | Designing Interactive Systems, and enjoyed learning and meeting a ton of people. Met some people from Art Center in California, some people from Viktoria Institute and many other artists. You will be psyched to know that some of the people from my old group won prizes in the Design Awards. :) Awesome!

Sunday, August 01, 2004

== www.personaldebris.com ==

Apparently, there's a lot of racism in Dublin, read Kat's blog...== www.personaldebris.com ==

Nico Macdonald | Spy

Nico Macdonald | Spy

:: influences.org ::

:: influences.org ::

Bikes Against Bush

Bikes Against Bush

Bluetooth Users Against Bush

Bluetooth Users Against Bush

DIS2004 | Home | Designing Interactive Systems

Today was the opening registration day for DIS2004. Finally got to meet so many of the people who's paper's I've read. So that is cool! :) Hyun had everything in control on the exhibit floor, and Paul was on top of things. Had a coffee with Dan and got to see the infamous Nico. Conor flew in late, and got to talk to him. Also Jonah introduced me to Jo and Helen from Turbulence who are pioneers in digital art. Still have to go get my visa photos taken... maybe tomorrow.

Saturday, July 31, 2004

Pantswagon:: Make Your Own Firesword

Pantswagon now has a blog called Make Your Own Firesword. Friggin hilarious, especially the commentators. Reminds me of home sweet home in Central Square. I think the Hobo Index is down because of the convention...

Thursday, July 29, 2004

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Monday, July 26, 2004

Roland DG Corporation

Roland DG Corporation makes the ultimate desktop milling machine-- the Modela. :)

Dinos ducks and geese

It was a great puttin' and paddling weekend. I was feeling down on Friday, but then Roo was here, and we went to go putting and paddling with Virginia and Jim, Nick, Sopps n Shen. First it was miniature golf on Route 1, and then a trip to Kelly's, where Jim found the Miracle Road to avoid that crazy traffic. Then we went to see the World's Fair, got some pulled pork. Just the perfect pre-canoeing lunch. We canoed up the Charles and got food in Watertown, saw the weir and came back. A satisfying, and fun weekend.

Saturday, July 17, 2004

Therac -25

I know you've all read about this. But i recently found this link on the Therac-25 and thought it was an interesting read. Just saw iRobot so it seemed relevant.

Spunky Sonia's shout outs.

Spunky Sonia's Shout outs are pretty cool. I would like to give my Miami Friends Barbie and Jackie a Shout-out!

Roo's blog: At the Boundary Between Grains

At the Boundary Between Grains

a more updated ... Matt Iskra's Journal

Matt Iskra's Journal coolness

Watched The Last Boy Scout,

2 slices of the classico pizza from Polcari's and The Last Boy Scout (1991) ain't a bad way to spend a friday.

Iskra's boring web page

Iskra's boring web page

mattiskra on LJ

Matt just clued me on LJ. mattiskra - User Info: "Friend".

Thanks Matt, I feel clued in.

2600 NEWS: FIFTH HOPE AFTERMATH

Matt got back and told me about his conference: 2600 NEWS: FIFTH HOPE AFTERMATH

Monday, June 21, 2004

Massachusetts is abbreviated to MASS

IIES FAQ's - Original Set: "Massachusetts"

If the street name is a word which has an accepted abbreviation, such as the name of the state, you should use that abbreviation.
EXAMPLE: 1575 Massachusetts Avenue
EDIT AS: 1575 MASS AV

Bargain hunting

Online bargain hunting brings up Fatwallet . Although I've used fatwallet before, I just found some great coupon codes too. :)

Sunday, June 20, 2004

Peter Pan is a bully, The Chicken Run ROCKS

Boston.com / Business / Peter Pan is a bully: "business, using vans to drive his fellow immigrants to their jobs in New York City. Business booms. Pretty soon Pei Lin Liang is running cut-rate, no-frills bus service between Boston and New York. The appeal could not be simpler: $10 one way.
The customers love it -- and not just Asians, but anyone looking to save a buck, particularly the young. What Southwest Airlines did to the economics of air fares, Liang's little bus line, Fung Wah Bus, is now doing to the established order of the I-95 bus business. And in an era of overpaid chief executives, Liang, who speaks little English and lives in New York, still drives a bus regularly."
Go Fung Wah!

Saturday, June 19, 2004

Fourth east and The Rock

Tonight we saw The Rock (1996) at LSC. Vimal organized it, and we had rice krispies desserts while chatting to Slugfest. Familiar faces and good entertainment. What more could you ask for? Also got to see the first episode of Monk on the projection in the Goodale Lounge. It was good, a bit sad. Can't believe Vimal and Kathy and gang have graduated! Has it been 4 years already???

Thursday, June 17, 2004

Good luck HelloMoto

HelloMoto qualifies for the Vendee Globe race by coming in 5th at the Transat. :) Can you imagine 5 months at sea??? Good thing there are satellite phones. :)

Hellomoto Racing Yacht Sets Sail

Today we got to get a close look at the Hellomoto boat. Hellomoto Racing Yacht Sets Sail and came into harbor in Boston last weekend. Moto had a reception at Rowes Wharf. I think its quite exciting that these young people can dedicate their lives to this sport. This race was a 14 day solo race, and the only contact with others was an Iridium phone. The boat was very pretty and besides being nicely painted, seemed to have lots of cool tech. There were at least 8 solar panels and 3 anemometers. There were also catamarans and tri-cats in the harbor, which were quite interesting to look at.

Dinner at the Union Oyster House

So we're sitting in Faneuil Hall, eating fish and chips at Union Oyster House, Boston. Apparently it's America's Oldest Restaurant. The food was good though. Good dinner for a nice night.

Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Santiago Calatrava Website

So I walk past the Gehry building almost every day, and I wonder, why couldn't we get something from Santiago Calatrava? I remember walking under his bridge in Valencia, and his beautiful Metro stop. Beauty and engineering....

'ello, me duck!

My friend Ian Gouldstone, has a blog now. It's called 'ello, me duck! and is much more cool than mine! :)

Ferrari

Today, I shook the hand of Pininfarina. Can I tell you how awesome it was to meet someone who gets to design something so cool!? :) Motorola Ferrari Challange Vrrooom!

Saturday, June 12, 2004

How to Remove Comment notes from BlogSpeak Javascript Errors

I take no responsibility for people who don't back up their site. I would save a backup copy first, and then remove the comment stuff from BlogSpeak(because it generates javascript errors).

First, log onto your Blogger.com account. Go to the Blog template and delete the lines that have anything to do with blogSpeak. Also need to delete the stuff having to do with $BlogComment stuff.
Most obvious is the line that starts with "script" and has blogspeak in the line.


<script type="text/javascript"
src="http://sparclinux.org/blogspeak/blogcount.php?blogid=<$BlogID$>
&personalized=&zone=-5&sort=asc&email_req=no&name_req=yes
&url_req=yes&emailalert=no&email=yourname@yourdomain.com
&url=http://yourdomain.com/anjblog&name=Your Blog on yourdomain.com&bgcolor=FFFFFF&fcolor=000000&link=AAAAA
&words=comments&title=
Comments By BlogSpeak&width=350&height=450"></script>



Next is the ItemPage section that has "BlogComments" references in it.
Delete beginning from <ItemPage> to <ItemPage> of that section.


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Friday, May 28, 2004

Jose Ku Sia

Just found the portfolio of Jose Ku Sia, Jr. , a fellow MIT alumni. He's into rapid prototyping and product design. His recent work on Design and Evolution reminds me of Franco Lodato's Book Bionics in Action.

Thursday, May 20, 2004

Cambridge Chronicle Police Logs

Cambridge Police Logs courtesy ofCambridge Cambridge Cambridge Chronicle...

Adele Naude Santos, MIT's new dean of Architecture

After a nice dinner at Outback with Jim's parents, I was delighted to receive my latest issue of PLAN. It listed the new dean of Architecture, Adele Naude Santos, and some pics of her buildings. I really enjoyed reading about it. Later, I found a good site, by an MIT student called not to scale . a journal of thoughts on architecture. Interesting ways to glimpse what's going on in the MIT Architecture department. Anyway, her buildings look way cool, and I like the idea of landscape blending into a building.

Wednesday, May 12, 2004

CELab - Designing Bits & Pieces

CELab - Designing Bits & Pieces. On May 10, the MIT Media Laboratory and the Consumer Electronics Association will co-host a symposium at MIT's Kresge Auditorium, followed by a research open house at the Media Lab. Walt Mossberg, Personal Technology columnist at the Wall Street Journal, will serve as emcee.

My favorite talk was by Hugh Herr. Now that is cutting edge!

Thursday, May 06, 2004

EWG Report || Focus Pocus

EWG Report || Focus Pocus: "came under immediate fire from independent scientists and public health activists for failing to adopt the recommendations of a National Academy of Sciences study on mercury (NAS 2000), and for not providing pregnant women with complete information on what fish to avoid during pregnancy - particularly tuna.
Speaking to the press in May 2001, Dr. Robert Goyer, chairman of the NAS committee on mercury toxicity, criticized the Agency's health advisory for mercury, saying 'The F.D.A. should be providing people with the best information and let them be the judge. The F.D.A. has stopped short of what it should have done.'
Newly-available, internal FDA documents obtained by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) reveal that FDA, under pressure from the seafood industry, is deliberately withholding critical information from pregnant women on mercury-contaminated tuna and other fish, and using 'focus group' sessions as a justification. "

Saturday, May 01, 2004

CHI 2004: April 24-29 | Vienna, Austria

Just got back from my trip toCHI 2004: April 24-29 | Vienna, Austria. It was nice that this year, people were way more accepting of ambient communication and telepresence. It was a bonus to see so many telepresence projects, and instead of hearing questions on the merits of such work, noting the acceptance and queries about the research. Also, the SV party was rocking! They had the German DJ pumping out techno and people dancing on the tables by the end of the night. The best part was when the Chairs got up and danced, after people shouted "more more more" so that the DJ would do an encore. What a conference!

Thursday, April 15, 2004

Alvin Ailey show

Sometimes, I wonder at how awesome my friends are. Sarah, whom I grew up with, but hadn't seen in a while, invited me to watch her cousin perform. Bonus! Her cuz is a dancer in the Alvin Ailey dance troupe. We got great seats, and the performance was awesome! I had been to this show once before, but we were further back. This time, we were in the orchestra, and the performance was amazing. I had grown up reading about Katherine Dunham, so Alvin Ailey holds a special place in my heart... Double bonus, we got to meet her cousin and some friends. My first time meeting real dancers. They were just as beautiful off the stage as they were on the stage. Suffice it to say, I went to bed with a large moony smile on my face.

Monday, April 12, 2004

#17 Unbroken

To22 project: #17 Unbroken We have all broken something by accident. For most of us, the pieces go right into the trash. But to22 saw broken pottery as a great design opportunity. "Most people see broken objects such as dishes as useless. Instead we saw that something wonderful was revealed. It's about a second life- and what better way to have these qualities noticed than by placing them right out in the open, in the middle of your life? Your dining table is the place where you converse, the place where you share and this design was created to be the centerpiece

Monday, April 05, 2004

smart textiles

sharonblurb

Cummins, Inc.-- Global economy strains loyalty in company town

I bet the same is happening all over the country, companies struggling with the global economy, and towns struggling because of it. Global economy strains loyalty in company town (Columbus, Indiana). I used to work at Cummins, and I have always thought it was a very good company. It was always impressive to see how community-based, and value oriented it was. It is hard to see it going through tough times, but I think they will survive. Likewise, I am hopeful that the new changes will make the townspeople more able to compete, and that a new equilibrium finds its place.

Sunday, April 04, 2004

BIZARRE ATTRACTIVE FORCE FOUND IN MAYONNAISE

BIZARRE ATTRACTIVE FORCE FOUND IN MAYONNAISE: "'I went to the store, bought a jar of mayonnaise and tested it,' said Montesi. 'I was curious to see if it showed the same negative normal stress, and it did.'"

This is where research money goes. Don't laugh.

Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Google Sets

Just played with Nick's recommendation of Google Sets give it a few items, it'll extrapolate. It even knew all the Harvard upperclass houses (but not the freshman dorms; shame on it). It also knew all of the MIT dorms. WOWSER.

Ignacio and Claudia

My coworker, Ignacio, and his new daughter Claudia. Claudia Lily was born on Saturday, March 20th, weighing 9.5 lbs.

Thursday, March 25, 2004

Wednesday, March 24, 2004

Santiago Calatrava Website

Santiago Calatrava Website. Chi sent me this picture as a thank you and inspiration. It's the perfect blend of art and engineering. What a beauty!

Saturday, March 20, 2004

Friday, March 19, 2004

sodaplay

sodaplay is a fun, interactive physics modeling tool. Ed Burton recently gave a talk at the MIT Media Lab.

Sunday, March 14, 2004

Dining at Fugakyu

Went out to sushi with a few friends (Rich, Virginia and Carol) at Fugakyu. I didn't know there were so many other sushi restaurants to try. Also, I'll have to remember to try Victoria's seafood on Comm ave.

Thursday, March 11, 2004

Comics by Alison Wong

I never knew that my friend Alison was the talent behind many of the MIT Tech comics! These little snippets remind me of the cool world of MIT.

Wednesday, March 10, 2004

Robot Stories at LSC

Robot Stories has been playing at LSC. So far, we saw the Robot Fixers and also Robot Love. These stories have been very interesting and poetic, about a robot's relation to life. Go LSC!

Monday, March 08, 2004

Bowling at Boston Bowl, Skiing at Wachusett Mountain

This was a busy weekend. My cousins Joyce and Ray came up, separately though. Ray, Jim, and Ray's coworker Mike went to Thai food on Friday at Thailand Cafe. It was delicious, and I had leftovers. Then Jim and I met on Saturday night to go Bowling with Mike, Diane and Ray at Boston Bowl. Mike scored a Turkey, Diane was a ringer, and I ended up doing some unintentional breakdancing.

On Sunday, we met Dan and Joyce at Emperor's Garden for some yummy Dim Sum. Also got to see Sarah and Anne again, so that was great. Best of all, I got to have my yummy coconut skyscraper dessert. Then we visited Cardullo's and walked Harvard Square.

We went home to crash for a bit before driving up to meet Ray, Mike and Diane again for some night skiing at
Wachusett Mountain. It was our first time on the slopes. Ray did Snowboarding and he had the bruises to prove it. I learned skiing "Make a V" "put weight on the outside foot to turn", and it was FUN. We both went up 3 times, and conquered that mountain! :) I can't wait to go again!!! Ray and Anj's first skiing/snowboarding experience!!!

Tuesday, February 17, 2004

Tuesday, February 03, 2004

Jim is a... Kougra!!!!

If I were a Neopet... I'd be a Kougra!

Kougras were discovered in the deep forests of Mystery Island, feasting on the exotic fruits also found there.

One of the Kougra's favourite games to play is coconut bowling, and they just LOVE to practice pouncing on one another. What else would those enormous paws be good for?
Which Neopet are you?
Which Neopet are you? Visit http://neopets.retrograde.org/quiz/ to find out!

Monday, February 02, 2004

Lisa is a... kiko

If I were a Neopet... I'd be a Kiko!

The amphibious Kiko is just as happy on land as it is in water.

They dislike very dry places and need to be near water when young.
Which Neopet are you?
Which Neopet are you? Visit http://neopets.retrograde.org/quiz/ to find out!

Thursday, January 29, 2004

Anjlala's NeoPet page...

Anjlala's neopet

Matt is a... Scorchio!

If I were a Neopet... I'd be a Scorchio!

Scorchios are out-going and friendly most of the time.

They prefer hot climates, especially the deserts and volcanic regions of Neopia.
Which Neopet are you?
Which Neopet are you? Click here to find out!

Roo is a... Krawk

If I were a Neopet... I'd be a Krawk!

The magic of the Krawk Cave is used to transform these baby reptiles into fully grown Krawks!


Krawks are loyal creatures with an appetite for mischief and a very vicious bite!
Which Neopet are you?
Which Neopet are you? Click here to find out!

Roberto is an Acara

If I were a Neopet... I'd be an Acara!

Acaras are a playful bunch that love to live by the sea.

Their favorite pastimes are diving for hidden treasures off the coastline and playing Gormball on the beach.
Which Neopet are you?
Which Neopet are you? Click here to find out!

Joonwoo is a... kacheek

If I were a Neopet... I'd be a Kacheek!

Kacheeks are a shy little species that live in the lush meadows of Neopia.

They will avoid violence whenever possible and love to make new friends.
Which Neopet are you?
Which Neopet are you? Click here to find out!

You are a... aisha

If I were a Neopet... I'd be an Aisha!

Aishas are strange creatures with special abilities.

They have acute hearing and a penchant for magic.
Which Neopet are you?
Which Neopet are you? Click here to find out!

Everglades camping photos

Wilma writes about the everglades. "Clarke and I went camping at the Everglades National Park, down in Florida City. It was so COOL!! It was our first time camping. I went canoeing for the first time in a pond called the Nine Mile Pond. There were gators everywhere!! It was so nice and peaceful. Attached are some pictures I took."9 Mile Pond at Everglades National Park
Sunrise at Everglades National Park

Beautiful!

Dinner at Oasis

We finally got to catch up with Ela and Arrin at Oasis tonight. it was wonderful to see old friends and have a good meal. The Brazilian bbq was awesome, as always. Ela and Arrin recommended some movies, and we got to talk about travels and share weird clothing travel tales. *smile*

Wednesday, January 28, 2004

Went out to Ice Cream with my TKD group

Eric broke his board, so we had to celebrate it with some ice cream and drinks at Tosci's. Now he is a green belt, watch out!

Wednesday, January 14, 2004

Today I met Zoe

Zoe is a cute little dog! She is so small, yet so inquisitive. WillG introduced us. Zoe has the softest fur. She was very friendly, after a little bit of getting to know me.

Sunday, January 11, 2004