Category Archives: Chicago

Pritzker Pavilion

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Architecture, of all the arts, is the one which acts the most slowly, but the most surely, on the soul~ Ernest Dimnet

Pritzker Pavilion, Chicago IL idotmatrix 1-19-09

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After all the heavy snow…

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You probably noticed by now how much I adore living in the Windy City. I never get tired watching all the beautiful and world famous Chicago skyscrapers. Sometimes I do get tired of the  urban life I lead but I feel lucky that I am able to enjoy my life. By the way, in this picture I’d like to show you the famous Chicago River (we color the river green during St. Patricks holiday) and the bridges where all trains going to the Loop (downtown) meets.

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Both pictures were taken earlier this morning (Saturday) while I was on the Brown Line Loop train using Samsung t629 camera phone. Its funny because I always see this lone park every single day but I’ve never been in the park, actually. We usually get a lot of snow every winter but only after we had our first major snowstorm this year that I have finally appreciate that there will always be a certain calmness after each snowstorms. These pictures made me ‘feel’ the tranquility I am looking for in my once-chaotic-urban life.

Deluded moron

I feel like a stupid idiot right now. I am still sick and my cold won’t go away. I think it has gotten worse after I took a shower yesterday afternoon. I don’t think it’s my fault. Was I wrong to take a shower and smell nice? I thought not! I just can’t stand myself especially when I stink and smell funky. I know I am somewhat twisted but who cares really? I am just a little bit annoyed right now because I am still sick and I can’t do nothing about it.

Actually, I know I can do something about it. I read in a Japanese manga magazine ‘Shojo Beat’ that Shoga-yu helps remedy the early stages of a cold. For the heck of it, I might just as well include all the ingredients and “how to” make Shoga-yu.

INGREDIENTS

1 cup boiling water

3 thin slices fresh ginger

Juice of 1/4 lemon, strained

1 teaspoon honey

Bring one cup of water to a boil. Meanwhile, peel and slice ginger and place in a mug. Pour heated water over ginger and allow to steep for three minutes. When beverage reaches a drinkable temperature, stir in lemon juice and honey. Serve with a lemon wedge.

Pretty easy! I did this last night but I think I forgot to put lemon so when I took a sip, it was a bit odd. Never mind, I will try this one again later tonight. Well, we had our first snowstorm here in Chicago and it snowed overnight. I can absolutely see the evidence outside. My brother is sooo not gonna like it when he wakes up and find out that he’s gonna plow a ton of snow! We also had another “first” snowstorm on Saturday but it was a mix of wet snow and rain so the snow didn’t really stick on the ground. I might go out today with my sister and pose for some quick snapshots outside. I have to update my pictures on Friendster. I rarely check my Friendster account and Flicker so I don’t know. I guess I am just tired seeing all my old pics posted there.

Well, I better go back to bed first 🙂 I am such a knucklehead *lol* Only me who can laugh at my stupid jokes…pffffttt!