Monthly Archives: March 2006

So is this moving on?

So this is what moving on feels like… or is it? Last night, except for the passing thought that I didn’t attend the Oriented Happy Hour and my ex would probably be wondering why, the thought of my ex didn’t … Continue reading

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Raven Dumbfounded

My life is crumbling as we speak. Okay, this is an exaggeration but as I’ve mentioned before, I lead a social organization in Taipei and my predecessor whom I managed to convince to remain active in the organization sent me … Continue reading

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A New Romantic Beginning?

Okay, so date/hangout #3 with Aussie guy went well. We had dinner at Alleycats (where I unknowingly bumped into two acquaintances… there goes my sense of privacy) and afterwards, had mango ice at Ice Monster. It went pretty well, but … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Curse

I was talking to my friend the other day. Iris is Taiwanese but moved to Canada a few years before to give her two daughters a better home environment. She recently came back to Taiwan to teach Mandarin. She isn’t … Continue reading

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Shrimping, wallclimbing and more!

Last weekend has been relatively slow, if you’d count having a nice dinner then checking out a new modern art gallery/lounge bar on Friday, going shrimping and bowling on Saturday, then having brunch with a friend and wallclimbing on Sunday. … Continue reading

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F*ck Update

This is funny… My parents just went on a 9-day vacation with his high school alumni. They called their group, “The 7-ups” because they’re all 70 years old and up. My dad was one of the younger 7-ups. Okay, so … Continue reading

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F*ck!

Aussie guy just texted cancelling our dinner tonight. His text: “Been trying to call your work number. A client is in town and I have to have dinner and go out with him. Can I cancel tonight? I am really … Continue reading

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The Anti-Girlfriend!

*Super busy at work today, so I have no choice but to get from my Raven archives. Written last January 20, 2006, this was the time when I felt I was like the anti-girlfriend, since a lot of women felt … Continue reading

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How many dates?

How many dates does it take before a guy expects something more? A guy friend of mine said, “I’d probably give it around 3 to 5 dates, and if I’m not getting any sign of affection back, I’ll just give … Continue reading

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An Enjoyable Evening

I second the motion — hanging out with people more intelligent than you can definite increase your intellectual capacity. Last night, I had dinner at Macaroni Grill with the head of sales in the fourth largest equity/investment banks in Taiwan. … Continue reading

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Cocktail parties, mini amusement park and more!

As usual, last weekend has been a B-L-A-S-T! ๐Ÿ˜€ Okay, so I’ve never had a boring weekend yet, so sue me. But this weekend’s quite high on the charts. Sorry for the lack of updates last Friday btw. I was … Continue reading

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Goodbye Keith!

Why do people take pictures? It’s to freeze a moment in time, to make a transient moment tangible and longer-lasting. People come and go, the feelings they bring out from us come and go, but photographs, though it can never … Continue reading

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Know-Whats of Traveling

Blackdove says it’s a long shot of me winning the Toastmaster contest tonight, but heck, I’m still going to give it a try. Whether I win or not isn’t my goal. My goal’s just to give a decent speech and … Continue reading

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Intellectually Stimulated

It’s amazing what conversations you have with people who are more intelligent than you are. Unfortunately, I’m up my neck with work, so I’ll tell you more about this later! Till then!

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Finally!

Omigosh, I can’t believe how well things turned out! I finally found someone wonderful to go with me to Penghu! We’re going in May! My gosh, am just so excited! ๐Ÿ˜€ I’ve also arranged a dinner semi-date this Friday. Since … Continue reading

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"Where’s my Stanford?!"

*This has been taken from the Raven Archives, dated November 30, 2005. God, can’t believe that it’s been a couple of months, and I still have the same problem! ๐Ÿ™ “Why are women SO bitchy?” I bemoaned as I was … Continue reading

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Frustrated…

My friend is frustrated because he cannot find a job in Taiwan, Hongkong, Singapore or China despite having over 20 years of work experience… My girl friend is frustrated because she wants to get married and have children but that … Continue reading

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Why can’t I nEXt the Ex?

I can’t believe I’m mentioning him again… My friends think I’m crazy for trying to maintain my friendship with the ex. In fact, my girlfriend asked me how I am able to be friends with my ex. “I don’t know … Continue reading

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Email exchange

His first email today: “how are things today? good sleep.?..mine just long enough, got home and straight to sleep perfect. so what you doing on the weekend….?? is the amusememt park this weekend?“ My response: “Busy day so far, but … Continue reading

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Hmmm…

Java run last night was good. He was first and foremost, on time and waiting for me when I got there. The conversation was flowing, and it’s one of the first times I was actually excited in meeting someone. Since … Continue reading

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News flash!

Latest update, finally got an email from him: “Good morning and how are you this fine Taipei day? All pretty quiet here today. So you still keen to get together tonight? If yes, before i can decide where, just need … Continue reading

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Coffee date?

Last Monday, I received a surprise email from a guy I met in last Saturday’s party. I already deleted the email, but basically, it said, “Hey, remember me? I’m so and so. Hope you don’t mind I tracked down your … Continue reading

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Last Days in Phuket

(YThough we have to wakeup bright and early to catch the 8:30AM boat to Phi Phi, we were oh so glad that we’re finally leaving Patong. After grabbing a quick breakfast and popping a few motion sickness pills, we were … Continue reading

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2nd Day: Phuket

On our second day, we rose up bright and early to do some sea canoeing in Phang Nga Bay. Our bus picked us up at an early 8:30 AM (heck, we were on vacation!) and we were already on a … Continue reading

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Oscar gets it right!

A well-deserved Oscar Best Picture win by the complex movie, “Crash,” whose blow-by-blow account of the lives of several individuals in a 36-hour timeline, as they come across extreme racial discrimination in North America! Love it or hate it, you’ve … Continue reading

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On Top of the World!

Though it’s been tiring, it’s been a great week: Parties galore (and come to think, I’m getting sick of ’em!)! Last Friday, I hopped on to Tickle My Fantasy at Anhe Road to say goodbye to party animal, Ito, who’s … Continue reading

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Someone fun…

Does this postcard from PostSecret scream at you? Sometimes, I’m not really sure if I’m living life to the fullest because this is the person that I am, or because I’m afraid people will think I’m boring if I don’t…

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Phuket: Asia’s Sin City

Bitten by the travel bug, I’ve decided to splurge it and take advantage of a “long” weekend (February 28 is a holiday) to embark on a 5-days-4-nights trip to oh-so-sunny Phuket! I went along with four other friends, and together, … Continue reading

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I’m back!

Just got back from Phuket last night. My God, Phuket/Phi Phi Island was truly an experience! How did I enjoy it? Well, this trip had its ups and downs. It was over 35 degrees C in Thailand which meant that … Continue reading

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