Tuesday, January 24, 2006


So, here's my car.

It is wonderful and beautiful and runs smoothly and makes me happy and independent and feel a lot more grown up (now that $500.00 will be taken from my bank account monthly) but I could not be happier about it. It is just like in the picture, titanium grey and has cup holders and everything. FUN!

Next in current business, "Filipina Mei Melancon has joined the cast of the comic book-inspired sequel "X-Men 3" as the evil mutant assassin Psylocke. Melancon, who appeared in Brett Ratner's "Rush Hour 2," is reteaming with the helmer for the third installment of the superhero franchise from 20th Century Fox and Marvel Entertainment says The Hollywood Reporter. Word began leaking last week from the Vancouver set that the latest "X-Men" installment would introduce the character Psylocke, who has had several incarnations in the Marvel comicbook series and is best known for her fighting and telepathic skills as well as an ability to transport herself and others through shadows. In the film, she will fight against the X-Men as a member of Magneto's (Ian McKellen) Brotherhood of Mutants."

YAY! A filipina will represent one of the coolest ninjas in Marvel history, in the most anticipated summer blockbuster! SO HAPPY.

Oh, and classes are great too. And so are you guys.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Old Paths

In an attempt to go ‘zoom-zoom’ in my new Mazda3 to break it in, I decided to follow my four school bus routes (that’s right the big ol yellow ones) around town and see if I could still remember them. I did. That was fun. And it was sad. And it was confusing to see how things have stayed so much the same, and yet became very foreign and unrecognizable all at the same time. It was nice.

My classes are wonderful. My car is amazing and makes me feel grownup (as do the monthly payments). I love my room at home. I love having a kitchen to make my lunches in. I love the independence of going anywhere I am needed or where I need to be. I love my new studio. I love the energy I feel about this semester’s work and classes. I love that I will be testing for my second degree black belt soon. I love the Filipino Association’s preparation for Barrio Fiesta this year. I love country roads. I enjoyed having Catherine come up to visit us this weekend. I love still feeling all of the frustration and confusion of growing while knowing it will be okay.

This is going to be one of the most amazing semesters of all. But I want to graduate.

Happy New Year and good luck to you all.