12 moons of 2014

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.

me and the jade rabbit. full moon.

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!

These photos are of moon #1.

the full moon through the trees evan and the moon justina and the moon

i’ll write you a letter

special delivery!


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.

sorry sorry to the winner of the first ever caption contest

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:

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I really am very sorry.

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):

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I hear it tickles more than anything – “will”
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this is not the bathing suit i pictured myself dying in – Lyndall
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In typical noob fashion, Brent had filled the pool not with “water” but “cthulu” – Evan
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“An Introduction to the Works of Sigmund Freud” – S.D.
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Plank (>) Plonck (V ) Planktom (*) – Lawrence (my Dad)

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!!!!

first ever caption contest

Hullo team,

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!!!:

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Who will win the first ever caption contest ??? ?

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!!!!