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Donald Forster Sculpture Park

Long time no haiku!

Rain falling all day
has melted the snow away.
I think Spring is near.

I got myself a new passport today. No, not a Canadian passport. An Indonesian one since my old one would expire in August this year. I thought it would take ages for me to receive my new passport, but in reality it only took less than a week. I mailed out everything (forms, documents, etc.) to the Indonesian Consulate in Toronto on Friday last week. They received the package two days ago, and today the new passport, along with the old, cancelled one, were sitting pretty in our mailbox. Yay! One worry out of the way. Though I like my old passport better. The new one — which is sporting a brand new design — looks kind of boring. But at least I don’t look like a Bombay bandit in my new passport photo.

In other news, I kind of miss watching people walk their cats. A girl from the next apartment building used to do that. It never failed to amuse me. But I haven’t seen her doing it in awhile. What a shame. Do you walk your cat?

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Dave2
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Ummm… “walk?”
As with a leash and everything?!? Bizarre!

Firda
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Yup, with a leash and everything. And it was wonderfully bizarre.

Nit
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I don’t think it’s possible to walk my cat. She would probably take a few steps out of the door and quickly run back into the apartment. Being an indoor type cat, she’s not too adventurous or thrilled to go outside.

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Well. Most cats here have been run over by traffic – so – they’re kinda hard to walk, if you excuse me.
I guess cats don’t mix that well with traffic. Neither do I. So it’s just too bad people round here think walking (in itself!) is bizarre – boondocks, Sweden, 2006 – and biking too for that matter!
I’ve heard boondocks a Philippine word anyway (“bundok”) – got that in Indonesian too? That is, are they similar languages?

Jordan
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Firda, you should get your own cat and amuse yourself by walking it. Maybe film a documentary about walking your cat.

Andy
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We’ve walked out cats before – normally out in the snow (they’re indoor cats normally). It’s crazy to watch them until the wife chucks a snowball at it, spooking the cat and it runs down the garden practically dragging you along at the end of the leash.

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Today’s Haiku

Strawberry Burst
Yes, I’m still alive!

I don’t like grey days,
especially with no snow.
It’s just plain boring.

Yet Troy said they were getting tonnes of snow where he worked. But I’m not going to talk about the weather because that would be boring. I’m going to talk about cooking instead.
Have you ever cooked something you’d never cooked before because, when you read the recipe, it sounded so easy and yummy and all the good stuff but once you started cooking, whatever you were cooking turned out to be anything but? It happened to me yesterday. I decided to make some kind of egg drop soup for supper. I thought it sounded yummy and it did look yummy in the picture. But once I got all the ingredients into the pot, the soup turned into some crazy concoction that looked like diarrhea and smelt like the barn. Neither Troy nor I was brave enough to eat it.
We ended up having dinner out in a Vietnamese restaurant where the spring rolls were unusually good. And this morning, I flushed the crazy concoction down the toilet, where it belongs.

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I love your strawberries! What a dreamy picture. I have taken a few still life’s but not enough.

Eastern Butterfly
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“down the toilet where it belongs” – hillarious! This is a recurrent scenario for me when it comes to baking cakes – the picture always shows these beautiful plump cakes, but mine come out flat and dull…. That is why i have stopped trusting cookbooks and instead just come up with some wild receipe and hope for the best ;)

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hi there….well tried searching for your email id through this blog but could’t
not sure if you are currently designing blogs (for a fee) but if you are please drop in a amail to me. sorry if you are’t

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Strawberry Milk Forever
Mmm, strawberry milk…

Just nine months ago,
the weirdest day of our lives.
‘Twas our wedding day.

Before Troy left for work, he told me about how a couple we know had decided not to move to another province because if they did, it would be hard to plan out a wedding here in Ontario, and I think I annoyed Troy because I kept asking why it would be so hard because, really, all you’d have to do is set the date, book the wedding officiant, find some park to get married in, and you’d be good to go. But then I realised that not every couple want their wedding day to be over as quickly as possible like we did. :) On our wedding night, we went to a cinema to see Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith with a couple of friends instead of having an all-night reception. Good times! I wouldn’t have the day any other way.
So yeah, happy 9th monthiversary to us! Here’s to many, many more 9 months full of happiness, laughter, Vietnamese food, and thrift stores!

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It is our nine month anniversary isn’t it? Wow. Happy nine-iversary :)

Ben
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Strawberry milk! We loves some strawberry milk, we does!

girl
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Finally, someone else in the world digs the pink milk!

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Close-Up III
Was just reminded of this fact.

Happy first birthday
to our deceased snow T-Rex.
Made one year ago.

Last year’s winter was so much more exciting than this year’s. Partly because it was my very first winter, and partly because it did feel like winter. This winter is kind of lame. Most of the time, it feels more like spring than winter. We don’t get as much snow as I would like. It’s good for Troy the Snow Hater, but not very good for me. I want to make another snow creature this year, but damn. Not enough snow. :(
In case you’re interested, the making of snow T-Rex photos are available for your viewing pleasure in this Flickr photoset. Now please excuse me while I do the blizzard-calling dance.

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I’m rather impressed with the T-Rex — I think me and my brother always had trouble rolling traditional snowballs to make a snowman…you’re rather advanced!

Troy
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According to the forecast your going to get some snow tonight. 5 centimeters or so. Though further north they are calling for 20 cm.

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Today’s Haiku

Church Light

How could I forget.

Years of haiku-ing,
and yet I’m still lost for words
every now and then.

I hope you like my I-don’t-know-what-to-haikuise haiku. Heh. Anyway, I just went through my old, old weblog archives from my Blogger days and found that I started writing a daily haiku on April 16, 2000 and it went on until May 9, 2002 when I decided to kill the tradition. I think some people regretted the decision, but I wouldn’t know for sure since I have no comment archives from that period.

And since I’m bored, if you want me to haikuise your weblog, leave a comment and I’ll get down to it. I’ll post the haiku(s) here tomorrow.

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ira
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haiku apaan seh?

Ruben
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OK, let’s haikuise (nice word).

Firda
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The offer is already expired, sorry. :P

Ruben
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No problem!
:-)

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Computer is mute.
All I can hear is the sound
of (almost) silence.

I’ve always wondered if I should count my blogging years from the time I started chronicling my life on Diaryland or from the time I started this weblog. I didn’t count my Diaryland diary as a weblog because, well, it was a diary, not a weblog. But now people seem to count online diaries/journals as weblogs as well. That means I could claim that I have been blogging since 1999. But I digress. I don’t even know why I felt the need to point it out. Slow blogging day, I guess. :P

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Yeah, diaries and journals and the more purist “weblogs” seem to be merging into a single category of “blogs.”

Serene Chaos
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Troy said this is your sixth blog-birthday, so he must be counting 1999 as your starting year. Whenever you started, you’ve been writing for a long time. Happy blog-birthday!

Firda
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Thanks! But if we counted 1999 then I would’ve been blogging for 7 years. :)

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Secret Garden
Yes, I’ve decided to do the daily haiku thing again. If anything, it makes a good blogfodder.

A crazy snowfall,
I can see through the window.
How long will it last?

I don’t know if I was dreaming it or not but I thought I heard a weather man on TV this morning saying something about snowsqualls around the Georgian Bay. I probably was just dreaming it because Troy doesn’t usually turn the TV on before he leaves for work. I know for sure that I had a dream last night about getting a job in some university, which was the weirdest university ever, because all the students did was marching around the campus while singing “the more we get together, together, together, the more we get together the happier we’ll be” over and over again. At some point I decided to check on the students outside and went through a door and it led to a tunnel full with students marching and singing, and at the end of the tunnel, I saw the ocean with some ducks swimming on it. It was sunset and the rain was falling, washing away the snow on the ground. I remember wishing I had a camera with me before I woke up.
Wouldn’t it be cool if you could capture your dreams with a camera? It would put Hollywood out of business.

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Great photo, Firda. I’ve wanted a half-frame camera for a long time.
Glad to see the haikus back. :)

Troy
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You heard the clock radio this morning. They were talking about the weather and snow in Georgian Bay. So you weren’t dreaming. And it’s been kind of crazy on and off in Stratford as well. Go away snow!!!! :)
And a happy (if not weird) dream. Yipee :)

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