SUMMER

June 28, 2006

it’s summer time in southern california and the days are hot. most of the people i know are going on extended breaks. i don’t blame them. i’d rather be in a beach somewhere with an umbrella drink in my hand instead of being in a stale room looking at a computer for eight hours.

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SINGAPURA

June 27, 2006

i miss singapore. the four years jet and i spent there was one of the happiest times in our lives. it was there that we met lovely people who became close friends. it also gave us the security and comfort that i have not experienced anywhere else.

yes, i must admit that there are people there who have body odor that will make your nose bleed but so what. i love singapore – i love its people, i love its food , i love everything about it. i’d love to move back there again someday.

thank you singapore. i’ll see you again, i’m sure.

one thing good about company conferences is you get to meet old friends. most of my old colleagues in asia-pacific are here with me this week. it's nice seeing them again – when i look at their faces, shake their hands and get up to speed on all the gossip, i am reminded of all the great things we left behind when we were still based on the other side of the big pond.

DEATH BY POWERPOINT

June 8, 2006

i've been stuck here in a hotel in southern california for almost a week now and i am beginning to feel really tired. i am attending a company conference and it has been one prestentation after another from 7:30 in the morning until 5:30 in the afternoon. death by powerpoint, they call it. to make up for all this, each of us got one iPod nano as a gift. not bad. i hope i can attend again next year. who knows, they might give everyone a laptop computer.