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Archive for May, 2008

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

There is a place called Strum, WI. Here you can find a pretty little lake: Crystal Lake. The town has a population of 1001. But it also has a golf course. Farmlands around, it is great to get fresh milk, egg, and cheese. The cows and sheep are roaming free on green pasture. The clouds [...]

China Begins National Mourning for Earthquake Victims (May 19th – 21st)

In memory of 34,073 victims of the massive earthquake that struck exactly a week ago, China has begun three days of national mourning.
In this week, 34,073 Chinese died and 245,108 were injured. In this week, 21,566 were rescued, 34,051 were treated, by Chinese military and police, alone. In this week, Chinese Prime Minister, Jiabao Wen [...]

Journey of Life: Human Connection

It has been a week since we said goodbye to our neighbors and set off on our trip west. With old friends, new neighbors around, this stop is unique in its own way. Ever since we went on our journey, the sense of attachment and loss made me wonder. What are the human connections that [...]

Chicago Chilling

Lived in Chicago area for quite some time before. In fact, Chicago is one of my favorite cities. Yet, I have always felt the chills in this area. Guess memory is selective, I had hoped that this time, it would be different. With the spring, with a home, I would not feel it. But guess [...]

You Have Deer Tick in Your Eye! – First Encounter

Did not know of deer ticks till I was warned when I bid farewell to my life as an “indoor cat”. Since then, I heard stories about it, read about it, saw a cyclist’s socks covered with ticks. But I had been lucky, as I hiked in woods, kayaked in streams and rivers, backpacked [...]

Home on Wheels with No Comprise – Haier HLP21E

Have been on the road for almost a month now, we are still learning. From time to time, I still find myself getting suprised by out little home. Well, this is the first home we own, not just the shell, but also the appliances and furnitures. Washing machine was the only thing that was missing. [...]