I’ve decided that I’m going to check out the moon when it’s at its fullest every month this year. I wonder if this effort will give me more magic power.
I’ll also make a picture of me and the Jade Rabbit in the moon each month.
Of course I would never promise to commit to such a thing without also promising to provide evidence that I’m following through. So I will take a photo of the big fat moon and stick it in this blog. Twelve times a year. Pinky swear!
When I was ten, my family moved from Hong Kong to Toronto. This was before we all became addicted to the Internet, Geocities, and ICQ, and when hour-long long-distance phone calls were out of the question for ten-year-olds on opposite sides of the world. So snail mail was how I stayed in touch with my friends, Tania, Michelle, and Jess.
I wrote my best friend Jess nearly every day for a good year. Once a week I would stuff the various pieces of paper and knick-knacks into a big, fat envelope and mail it to Hong Kong. And every day I would check our mailbox — even if the flag was down, with even greater anticipation — to see if any similarly fat and exciting packages had arrived for me.
I still have a shoebox filled with letters from Jess.
We barely talk any more.
Maybe I’ll find out her address and write her a letter.
Dear readers, I am sorry for leaving you in suspense for so long. Here is an apology I wrote twenty years ago, whose sorrys still ring true today:
I am sorry for taking so long to announce the winners of my first ever caption contest. Thank you to everybody who submitted captions. I liked them all! But these were my favourites, the ones that made me laughed the most (in no order at all):
Actually, the last caption didn’t make me laugh because I didn’t really get it at first.
Anyway, how will you enjoy the end of August?
Me, I will enjoy it with fantastic Neo Citran dreams. Bye!!!!
Because I want my blog to be as interactive as possible, I am starting a… CAPTION CONTEST!!!!!!!! Yes! A caption contest! But this caption contest has a new and exciting twist!! Each image will be dedicated to a very special ~*friend*~!! That’s right! My caption contest will be full of inside jokes!!
OK, so this first post is dedicated to Tania! Here is the picture!!!:
You probably know the drill off the top of your head. Post your caption in the comments, and I will pick my favourite one in a week, when I upload my next picture!!!! Have a happy week guys! Especially you, Tania!!!!