Totally Random

— I’ve been hating bedtime because I keep having trouble sleeping. Last night was a one off.
— The maple tree in front of our apartment is STILL all green and bushy!
— We’ve been keeping all the windows in our apartment closed for a couple of weeks now or else I would freeze.
— I think the latest trend among Canadian geese this year is to fly in Batman logo formation.
— I don’t care about iPods. I really don’t. Though if I had to go to a Hallowe’en party, I’d go as a broken iPod nano.
— I don’t care about brands when it comes to clothing but I can be a brand-fanatic when it comes to grocery.
— The prospect of picking up photos I took with the vintage cameras from the photolab makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.
— Troy is the biggest fan of my cooking (obviously).
— I think turkey is the new and improved chicken.
— If I started my own religion (appropriately named the Church of Firda), the followers would have to religiously go to thrift stores/antique markets/garage sales every Sunday to find vintage cameras to donate to the church (ie. me).
— I’m a self-proclaimed heathen. By my father’s religious standard, I am SO going to hell. And I don’t even drink alcohol!
— I’m in love with Yoplait Source yoghurt. So good.
— I’ve run out of random things to say.


Happy Birthday, Little Emir!

The Birthday Boy

Today is my nephew Emir’s 3rd birthday. I wish I could be in Indonesia to celebrate it with him. I remember the day he was born like it was only yesterday. Oh the days he, my mother and I spent together when he was a wee little baby while his parents were at work! It was good time. I’d give anything to experience it all over again. Even the getting peed and pooped on bits. I hope he knows that there isn’t a day that I don’t think about him. And I hope he had a good birthday and is enjoying his new bike a lot. Here’s to many, many more birthdays to my most favourite little boy in the world!


Autumn Is Better Than Fall

The long, Thanksgiving weekend is coming up and Troy and I are going down to Troy’s parents place to spend the weekend there. Originally, we had a circus to go to this weekend, but they cancelled the show, which was kind of disappointing. My consolation was that at least the fall fair would still be there and I’d be able to take plenty of lovely pictures with my various vintage and lo-tech cameras there. But then I checked the weather forecast and found that the weather wouldn’t be so good this weekend, which wouldn’t be a problem had we bought faster speed films for the cameras, which we didn’t. What a bummer. Not that it’s going to stop me from taking pictures. Bring it on! Even if the pictures turned up too dark, there’s always Photoshop to spruce them up a bit. Right? Not that I photoshop my pictures a lot, mind you. And if all else fails, I’d still have pictures taken with my trusty digital camera, which rarely fails me.

On a completely different note, I’ve been sending telepathic messages to the maple tree in front of our apartment for the last couple of weeks. The message says: “Start changing colour because it’s autumn already and green is not the right colour for the season!” But I think the tree is cheerfully ignoring me. It’s still all green and bushy. I hope the tree will finally get the message, now that the temperature is getting lower (it’s in the low teen today). See, when I got back to Canada from Indonesia last year, the trees were already bare. I didn’t get to see the autumn colours. That’s why I’m dying to see it for the first time, the way I was dying to see snow for the first time last winter. I just want to complete my four-season experience and make up for the month I lost last year.

Anyway, I’ve got to start packing now. Happy Thanksgiving to all Canadian readers and have a good long weekend. May the Force be with your turkey!