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My travels, Food, Friends, and fun.
Travels - I'm a traveler, I
fly around and have friends around the world. Well I do travel
a whole lot, it's related to work. So I'd consider myself a pretty
extensive traveler. No I haven't filled an entire passport with
stamps and Visas, because for me, most places where I go (say
Japan, or Korea) don't require a visa, and sometimes it's only
perfunctory for them even to stamp your passport.
Eating - Although food is great
what would life be without someone to share it with, and something
to do to make you hungry. Besides you can't eat good Chinese food
alone. More people is better, believe it or not the best sized
group for Chinese food is about 10.
In the West going out to eat isn't about the
food, in fact most of the time it doesn't really matter. It's
just a chance to go out and be social.
However for the Chinese, food is an end all
Writing - Someone once described
that I write with a detached style. I dunno. I guess I'll put
some of my Stories here:
The Mud At the bottom
of the River: Story by Justin Gee
Shorter Stories - Vingettes about life
2005 - A lazy Sailing weekend
May 2005 -
A sailing Adventure - How I ended up in the ER
April 2005 -
Do I really travel that much
March 2005 -
A visitor, from 9 years back
- A melancholy but positive start to my year
Jan 2007 - How to catch a taxicab, or otherwise
get around in Malaysia.
Diversions - Saling,
skiing, cycling, skating, skateboarding, etc...
The Tragedy of Youth:
'Stoked' is the latest variation on a theme
that has become a cliche since VH1 began chronicling the careers
of rock stars who sear the firmament and then flame out, only
to return from the brink chastened and sober. These cookie-cutter
narratives, which usually end with a partial redemption, all issue
the same warning: stardom can be toxic, and the younger the celebrity,
the greater the risk. This variation which culminates in murder
and imprisonment, is sadder than most because there is no redemption,
only regret and confusion.
From 'Stoked: The Rised and Fall of Gator'
Movie Review - NYTimes 8.22.03
Do I think that my life is like one of those tragic
rock star stories? Nope, getting too old for that.
Like most friends
they're nuts, they're not normal, and they're crazy, but they're fun.
I could go on on about them. But a lot of them live, or used to live,
in Boston. The way I would characterize them this way
- Far too idealistic,
- Sort of materialistic.
- For the most part a loyal bunch, depending on your definition of
- A bit flaky.
Sometimes you can depend on them, but I'd wonder if I could count on
them to be able to get a hold of them at 2am and bail me out of jail.
But I've got the same faults as well. I'm not as young as I once was.
In additon, I probably talk to much, enjoy a good piece of gossip,
and have the sensitivity of a bulldozer.
So my friends give me a bag of crackers, and I'm looking at the package and see the image at the right... and I keep looking at myself thinking... Huh? What does a fish need with a bicycle?
What in the world was the manufacturer thinking? At least the fish is wearing a helmet.