Random Things in My Head

– Between the heatwave, design work, and Troy’s broken laptop, we definitely need more sleep.
— I’ve always wanted to write about the three things that Indonesia got right and Canada got wrong, but never got around to it.
— If you’re curious, it’s the food, the coins, and the movie tickets with seat number.
— I still can’t tell the dimes from the nickels. Well, maybe I could if I made more effort, but I can’t be bothered.
— If our vintage camera collection kept expanding at this rate, by the end of the summer, we’d need to move to a bigger apartment.
— Troy and I got a haircut yesterday and we now look so sexy. Well, at least Troy does.
— I’ve been listening to a cover of Britney Spears’ “Everytime” done by an Irish bloke over and over again since last weekend, and I still haven’t got tired of it yet. I think it’s the cello (or is it a violin?). You can download the song from here.
— I found justcurio.us through Jordan a couple of nights ago and had a lot of fun there. I got some person in the States calling me a “stupid Canadian” for spelling colour with a “u”. What can I say, I speak English, not American.
— Speaking of rude people, I once had a very concerned Indonesian man emailing me about 6 or 7 years ago, telling me to remove my photos from my homepage because he was worried that the international world would think all Indonesian women looked just as ugly as me.
— My homepage was one of the very few personal homepages by Indonesian listed on Yahoo! at the time. I avoided Yahoo! since because getting listed there seemed like an invitation for rude people to visit. I still got two or three more sites listed on Yahoo! after that. And no, I didn’t submit them.
— I don’t like rude people, but I realise that sometimes I could be unintentionally rude due to my lack of social skills. That’s why I’d rather keep my mouth shut when I’m among people other than Troy.
— Our wedding reception is only 9 days away! I’m so excited about being my own photographer during the reception. I wish I’d been the one to take our wedding pictures. (And no, I’m not a photographer.)
— I can’t wait for our honeymoon.
— God, how I miss Indonesian food.

6 comments

  1. Micah says:

    In the USA, kids do homework in kindergarden and first grade adding up the value of coins from pictures of pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters. Besides the mathematical value, I’m convinced that it’s partly because of the nickel-bigger-than-dime thing, to learn which coins are worth how much.
    Shanghai has numbered movie seats too. I like choosing my seat.

  2. Firda says:

    Darrick: We’re not in the GTA often but I’ll keep that in mind. Thanks!
    Carla: Numbered seating is fun because it ensures that those who come first get the best seats and while waiting for the movie to start, you can go somewhere else without having to worry about losing your seats to other people.

  3. Carla says:

    You’d rather go back to numbered seating? They have numbered seating in Portugal and it was the strangest thing I ever saw but then again it would be strange to me coming here from that experience.

  4. Darrick says:

    If you’re around the GTA/Mississauga, let me know, I can take u to one Malaysian/Singaporean/Indo restaurant. It’s not really Indo, but the cook is from Spore and the food is pretty good.

  5. Trish says:

    Um, the dime, is quite a bit smaller than the nickle! :) But I pay mainly by debit card nowadays, only just recently saw the new $10 bill, lol.
    Not sure I like the movie theatre numbered seats and can’t comment on the Indonesian food, I have yet to try it, but I will :)

  6. Serenity says:

    I agree with you totally on the rudeness of some people. I can’t believe that guy told you that you were ugly. How rude. Great site!

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