Virtual New Year’s Party

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008 | Posted in fun

New Year Clock

I have an invitation to attend a party on New Year’s Day, but no actual plans for New Year’s Eve. I intend to just relax, and think about my plans for 2009. If you’ve decided not to join everyone else at the party of the year, you can meet up with me here for a chat about whatever comes to mind.

I’ll have an instant message box set up here by 10pm GMT (click here for your local time), and will be available for a chat until at least 1am.

If you think you might be able to attend, please RSVP in the comments so I’ll know how many chicken wings to pick up from the supermarket. :mrgreen:


Sunday, February 10th, 2008 | Posted in music, my life

The weather in London has been surprising mild this week for February. The sun is shining, and it’s kind of unsettling. I’m not complaining though, just saying.

The Chinese New Year Celebrations in Soho should be really nice today.

Vid: Sun is Shining (remix) by Bob Marley

It’s my grandma’s birthday today so I’m going to see her for a few hours.

Happy Year of the Rat

Thursday, February 7th, 2008 | Posted in fun, movies

Ziyi and I would like to wish you a Happy Chinese New Year. I hope that the Year of the Rat will bring you joy and prosperity. (I hope it brings J.D. the gift of sanity.)

Zhang Ziyi

Vid 1: The Beauty Dance from House of Flying Daggers

A rare beauty in the north,
She’s the finest lady on earth,
A glance from her,
The whole city goes down,
A second glance,
leaves the whole nation in ruins,
There exists no city or nation,
That has been more cherished,
Than a beauty like this

Vid 2: The Scarf Dance from House of Flying Daggers, with a surprising ending…

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, January 1st, 2008 | Posted in Eye Candy, music

2008 tree new year by jessica

And as a special treat, here’s my diva of the week, Kylie, performing Can’t get you out of my head live at the Brit Awards a few years ago. (I know, any excuse to show Kylie…)

I shall dedicate this post to my new buddy Matthew, the Westcoast Walker, fellow Kylie admirer.

Goodbye 2007

Monday, December 31st, 2007 | Posted in my life

It’s been an interesting year for me. I returned to part-time work, and aimed to become more fulfilled generally

When I look back on certain years, I sometimes notice that a particular activity had dominated my thoughts:

1997: Spanish language and culture

2000: music performance (singing)

2001: Middle-eastern dance and music

2003: African drumming

2005: writing

2007: blogging

So now I wonder what will be my primary focus in 2008. I would like to continue blogging, and to start writing fiction again. I would also like to make music again, just as a hobby.

I’ve decided not to make any formal resolutions, as I never keep them for more than a few days. My main goal for the coming months is to lose some of my excess weight. I think that a good initial goal would be to lose 10% of my body fat, then take it from there. I have the tools to lose the weight, I just need to work out an exercise routine and food guidelines that I can live with for the long term.

new years resolutions

So what about you?

New Year Votes: I’m not using this polling script anymore, so I’ve saved the results in this image.