Friday, February 29, 2008

Belated post

So sorry...I've been lazy with my posts as of late. Work has kept me busy. I really should jot down notes about what I want to blog about it when those thoughts come to me. I really didn't do much blogging this month, I think the whole leap year thing threw me yeah. Things have been relatively good. I did get hit badly with the 24-hour flu bug yesterday morning. I was fine Wednesday, but on Thursday morning I started feeling ill. I was sent home from work. I slept all day and drank seltzer water all night. Today, still a little light-headed but I should be fine. I'm getting ready for my trip to warmer weather this weekend. I'm excited and will post my travel stories soon.

Monday, February 18, 2008

A Little Confession

I have a newfound love. It's for shoes…well one brand of shoe in particular. Not a shocker, I know, for women to love shoes. However, I've never been one to fawn over pumps and stilettos. I've always been pretty obsessive about good running shoes, but lately I’ve found myself appreciating high heels more and more. My current adoration lies with Christian Louboutin. I’ve been a fan of his work for the past two years. Something about his construction of the high heel and its ode to the feminine form. It’s just delicious. His trademark: red-sole shoes. I read it was because he loved how red nail polish looked on women, so he wanted all the bottoms of his shoes to connote a perfectly painted red nail.

Thursday, February 14, 2008


Happy Valentine's Day. This post is late in the day, but I hope everyone gave themselves a hug today. Remember to do something good for your heart. Eat sushi (omega-3 fatty acids), talk with your loved ones (endorphins), have some red wine and dark chocolate (antioxidants and flavonoids) and things to get your heart rate going. You heart will say thank you.

Mwwwwaaaaahhhhh! xoxo, Mei

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Happy New Year. Today is the Chinese Lunar Year and it is the year of the rat. This is probably the most important holiday for Chinese people. I have fond memories of eating New Year's sweets and receiving red envelopes (hong bao or lai see) filled with money. Every year, my dad makes traditional sweet rice cake with red dates on top. On the eve of Chinese New Year, you're supposed to have a huge dinner (the usual fare is noodles, dumplings, mushrooms, chicken, duck, fish, pork...but NO beef. Some families even eat all vegetarian fare.) I made myself a huge bowl of noodles last night (noodles signify longevity), and I'm wearing a red coat today and my shoes that were given to me by my students when I was living in China. Xinnian Kuai Le, Gung Hay Fat Choy...Happy New year. By the way, props to Google for having a "Year of the Rat" tribute on their homepage.

Friday, February 1, 2008


Here's a picture of me with my short hair. I hadn't plan on being photographed (as you can see by my awkward pose. Haha) This was taken yesterday on the 18th hole at Pebble Beach. Yes it was windy and chilly but this is one of the most beautiful golf courses I've seen. The AT&T Pro-Am Tournament/Celebrity Shoot-Out starts next week, and it's a great charity event.