on justice -Benedict/James Orbinski

''Justice only fails when we fail to imagine that it is possible. But like so many things, it depends not only on imaginings but on what we do.'' - James Orbinski

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

It's good to be back HOME!

There's nowhere like home!!

In total, I think I have five hometowns: Tian Mu (Tapei), Dorval (Montreal), Shinchon (Seoul), Burnaby (BC), and finally Dazaifu (Fukuoka).

All these places I've spent some of my best years, and if home is really where the heart is then there is no doubt that these cities will remain as they are in my memories, my heart!

Just a few days ago, I met up with my co-worker/teacher's brother from Dazaifu.
We spent a few hours chatting in Starbucks, just chatting away about what we had in common: our 地元/hometown!

One day I will stop writing and whining about how much I miss Dazaifu, but I know I will always have somewhere to call 'home' and can gladly shout: 『ただいま!!』

New friend from home: Su-kun! 

The whole afternoon was cloudy and looked as though it'd start pouring down rain like crazy, but on our way to English Bay, the Sun surprised us and made me fall in love with Vancouver all over again.

And one of the good things about being at home is that I can finally brush up on my Chess skills again!

... out the Self-Taught chess champion and the Chess Camp Geek of the Year!

Mr. Gloop seriously contemplating his next move.

And the result?

...out the TIE.
Our kings met face to face (well, kind of)- and well, Og finally gave in knowing that he can't beat his scary older sister... >=)

Finally, a second good thing about being back home is...

Playing dress-up with Jo, my teenage (when did this happen??) sister.
I wore my mom's Qi-Pao and caused a tear at the side of the dress. 
It was either I was getting fat or she was really tiny.

Soon, you'll get to wear that Qi Pao, too, Jo!
And I'll roll on the ground, laughing, when you crack that dress open!
5 years later.... it won't be that long, nor as slow as we think, eh?


pei*2 said...
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pei*2 said...

your mom's Qi-Pao is very nice. Maybe you can wear it when you get married ^O^.

hiukei said...

you made a tear?!?! HAHAHAHA!!!
i would so crack up with Jo if i was there!!
good job!!HAHAHAHA!!