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Season’s Greetings …

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Merry Christmas & Happy 2006!!!



— Unique X-mas tree at HSBC plaza in Shanghai


More memorable moments from past and present:


1) Harvard Commencement 2004



With some of my blockies:



With mom in the Yard . . .





In Quincy House Courtyard (mostly) . . .


 




At HardRock Cafe in Boston with Amy TTZ and her parents:



 


2) California Winter!  — an oxymoron??


At Santa Monica (2004)



 


My 8-day Shanghai trip in June of 2004 was definitely unforgettable …


1) With Grandma … Don’t we look alike?!


With Grandma Shanghai04(2):


2) With three of my cousins



3) Wow… who is this shuai-ge/leng-jai/stud?? 😛



4) With Uncle …



5) At Gong1 De2 Ling2 (signature vegetarian cuisine!! No, the bamboo is not edible …) — be sure to check out their Chinglish menu … 😛



 


Ah … Nostalgia over fair Hahhvvaaad (haha j/k). Missing college dearly, nevertheless:


1) Senior Soiree — with (most of) my blocking group in the Quincy Courtyard right before dinner



Million $ Question: Which blockmate wore my Quincy Spring Formal dress to this dance??  (hehe … see #3 below)


2) With my NYC roommates right before the Soiree:



3) Quincy House Spring Formal — Dining at Upstairs on the Square (YUUUMMMYY!!!) 



4) Just can’t get enough of Upstairs on the Square (dragged Yue there for brunch … and it worked becuz she sold her soul 1 yr later… haha j/k):


Yue_Qin Upstairs:


5) Can you believe that these were poses for my Yearbook photo?? Guess which one my mom picked …



6) Fun with Mickey!!!


At Disneyland with Steph (study buddy & best friend from elementary school):



Pretending to be Cinderella on my BDay at Walt Disney World:



HMmmmm … doesn’t quite look right eh?? Guess that rules out one option for Halloween 😛


7) I miss MUSIC!!!!! Vocal, instrumental, Mando/Canto Pop, Classical, Karaoke, etc etc etc


With Gloria & Diana at the MIHNUET Blacktie Recital (Feb 04):



 

Don’t be fooled … there’s still a REAL Starbucks at every corner

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The Motherland has become a hodge podge of ‘wanna bes’ . . . The following pix were taken during my Easter weekend visit to Shanghai (strolling along Nanjing Lu with Pinggy):



 

Pink Elephants . . .

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Napa wine tastings are great . . . teehee 😛


Cheers . . .

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Happy Labor Day — my fellow overworked NY’ers/slave laboerers/indentured servants . . .


Let us raise the glass —

Drink wine and dine


and never forget the cheeese …


‘Cuz in this superficial city of glass,


it’s all about couture and class;


No time to think or whine


Or strive for true happiness, alas! 

Here’s to a ‘Happily Ever After’ . . .

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Congrats again to JH & EK!!! (with JH at engagement party @Le Souk in East Village 08/13/05):


Le Souk party_small:


With roommate JK


Friendly gathering on a cold Winter evening . . .

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Five buddies sitting around the common room table (counterclockwise: Eric, Jess, Me, Malc & Theo):



Maid-of-Honor with Bride:


It feels just like yesterday …

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When I was a giggly chubby kid in Shanghai:



 


The Housing Lottery – our ubiquitous silence (but subsequent elation) over “Quincy House, not the QUAD!!”



The view from my Old Quincy F-31 window on a sunny (but frigid) spring day



Our sporadic high school reunions (namely, Sci-Olym “we love being geeks” dinners)




 


Ah, such nostalgia …


alrite … back to reality.

Oops . . .

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Alrity … no language-pack support on Manila weblog, eh? oh well . . .

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Oh man I wish I were in Shanghai again . . . (snapshot of traffic along The Bund 06/04):


NYC busybee … OC slacker at heart

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Long time no visit, my fair Hahhvvvaadd weblog … notice my jettisoning of your pretentious Crimson theme … and adoption of the very qinqin color — violet!! yes, this enigmatic gypsy-esque hue that floods my wardrobe!! 


The title tells all . . . let’s all hang in there, guys!!


I propose a bi-weekly NYC restaurant/bar sampling . . . an excellent excuse to dodge staffing, no? muhahahaHA 😛 Supporters/advocates — please email me your preference list 🙂


A snapshot of the past year:


1) moved to Midtown East, right near the United Nations (stamp souvenir from UN visit with family):


UN Stamp_small:


 


2) My birthday dinner back in January (roommate JK and blockmate TIH):



 


3) Visited Napa Valley (Wine County USA) and Solvang (cutest Danish settlement in America, featured below):



 


4) My heartiest CONGRATULATIONS to JH (and EK) — i’m so happy for u (w/ JH in Orlando, previous birthday):



 


5) One of my entertainment industry idols — Xu Jinglei — The most talented young Chinese director/producer/actress … beautiful, down-to-earth & intelligent … so much better than the overrated Zhang Ziyi:



 


6) What will 2005/2006 bring? I can only rely on fate . . . one thing for certain — “Vivian” will be more official . . . sigh… soon to be a citizen of the cultural hodge-podge nation 


 


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