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Looks like our time in NoCal will be shorter than we thought. Gotta love the great planning of corporations! We might go home end of June, not end of August or later like we were told. Ahh well, things happen or NOT happen for a reason I suppose.

What I won’t miss: the crazy guy who lives in our building. Usually he’s out on his patio smoking a cigarette and talking to his imaginary friend. Sometimes he stands in the middle of the street talking to more imaginary people and walking in circles. Today he must be totally off his medication because he was walking around naked as I was driving up to our parking. I couldn’t believe my eyes like maybe I was seeing things until my son innocently tells me in Vietnamese: no clothes on. That just made me bust out laughing. I drove off to find security but they weren’t around or to tell management but of course couldn’t find a spot to park. I later learned some lady screamed and the sheriff was called but the crazy naked guy disappeared.

Lovely! Just lovely!

On WordPress there’s an option I hadn’t noticed before under Post Status. I have the option to choose Private. haha does that mean no one can read it and it’s just for me so I can whine and rant all I want?? Sometimes I just need to vent or give myself a pep talk but I don’t need potential customers to come across it.

This post is a test to see what it does when I click Private.

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BAH! I guess it doesn’t work. Good thing I tested it out before spilling my guts. haha. I thought it was like LiveJournal where you can make a post totally private and only people you allow can read it. Ah well…

The stationery show in New York is this weekend. Best of luck to everyone who is going. It seems like so much fun and alot of stress too. I’ve been drooling over so many gorgeous designs from up and coming companies over at Hostess blog . It kinda makes me wonder… why do I do this again? haha. There’s so many designs out there that takes my breath away. (I think you have to like paper to feel that way 😉 But then I think there’s room for everyone, one has to persevere and keep at it.

Anyway, I’m not going to the NSS. Hopefully one day. I’m optimistic that one can “make it” without having to go. (Success is relative, so my “make it” is much different than someone else’s “make it”) It’ll be much slower but there’s a way I’m sure. Or maybe I’m very naive. I’ll figure it out day by day until I go… one retailer at a time.

So my progress is that I have a rep, maybe 2. New ones. With experience. It’s way too early to tell how it’ll go… but I’m further today than I was 2 months ago. I hope to put up a “Where to Buy” page and have more than a few stores… we’re talking I want to count more stores than on just 1 hand… by the end of the year, maybe I’ll have to use my toes too. Slow yes. But like I said, one retailer at a time.

Last week my mom gave us a visit. It was especially great for Little J since it was the first familiar face he’d seen since we’ve been here. We didn’t do anything exciting and I learned that it’s okay to not go to the park everyday. Somehow I have in my head that I must take Little J out everyday, by a certain time, or else I’m a bad mother.

On Monday we made a little adventure out of riding the BART since my mom’s never been on it, although we did live around this area for 4 years. We made a fun quick stop at the San Francisco mall. There must be 6 levels and we only went in 2 stores, one of which was Sanrio.
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Sanrio stores always bring a smile to my face. It makes me remember when I was 18 and the most complicated thing then was how to finish my art projects when my old bf monopolized my time.

On another day, we did a drive by to Lafayette where we used to live. It’s such a cliche to say “everything seems so much smaller than what I remember” but it was. I’m surprised the 3 little apartment buildings are still standing because so much has changed. I vaguely remember these mailboxes. I used to hate getting the mail because I didn’t want anyone to see me. Hmm, I was a shy child.
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We even drove by my old elementary school. At the time, I was the only Asian kid there until my brother attended years later. LOL. It’s weird to see that it’s been replaced by a new private high school Bentley. BENTLEY! It sounds expensive. Nothing was recognizable except for the winding front entrance. Sigh.

My husband told me I was going to get funny feelings in my stomach when I visit childhood places. I didn’t think I would but he was right.