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.


  1. Micah
    July 14, 2005

    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
    July 14, 2005

    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
    July 14, 2005

    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
    July 14, 2005

    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
    July 14, 2005

    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
    July 14, 2005

    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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