Another call from Mom this morning.

I got the update from Mom about stuff happening in Taiwan. Lunar New Year is coming up soon. Time flies, doesn’t it?

I was talking to Mom about my Dad this morning and I was struck by a stinging sadness. All of a sudden I realized that I finally understood something about my Dad I never truly did before today. I always knew that he had sacrificed a lot for us, but suddenly I had a true epiphany about the depth of his sacrifice and love for us. That’s all I want to say about that.

I don’t like to talk about it, but lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about my Dad. Is it sinking in? Dad’s not in Taiwan; Dad’s not coming home.

There’s all this stuff that still needs handling. It’s up to the three of us to figure it out, I guess.

What else?

Finally finished the book I started before we left for Vegas, The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri. I’d have finished it sooner had I not been running around Vegas. Or if I hadn’t left it at work yesterday. I look forward to seeing the movie. Mostly because Kalpen Modi (Kal Penn) is the lead.

Called my Auntie for her birthday. Had a long talk with her about random stuff.

Big changes at work today; no one was fired or anything, but it involved some big announcements and lots of work ahead for me. More info to come, I’m sure. I left the office stressed out and irritated.

School: Behind in my reading. Behind in my 15 page paper. Behind in my assignments due on Monday. And I just realized I deleted a bunch of important files off my desktop and I have to re-download them. Yikes.

Blog: Frustration. It’s not writer’s block. The truth of the matter is, I’m a pretty private person. At one time in my life, I’d have put it all out there. I’m not the same person I was a year ago, much less when I first started my blog. Before the days when everyone and their mothers had blogs, I was doing something unusual. Now everyone has a blog. I feel so ordinary. I’d have quit a long time ago, except that I do like knowing that if I write it in my blog, I can probably go back and find it again. That, and I would miss hearing from my friends via blog, since I’m so terrible at replying to emails.

Ok, sorry about the melacholiness of this post. I’ll try to end it on an upbeat note. Do you see the little icon that shows up before the URL on my site???

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7 Responses to “Another call from Mom this morning.”



  • Hey, how does one get a cool little icon like that? Hey, be as private or as public as you want to be. No matter how many people have blogs, yours is still special. :)


  • Blog however and whatever you want. You were on of the first blogs I found when I started blogging, if you chose to stop, I’d miss ya, but I’d totally understand why.

    I tried to do the little icon thing but kept messing it up…LOL


  • Whatever happened to the eggplant? Oh well, this one is better. How do you like the snow (gah!) in Malibu?


  • We’re so much alike joz! I’m a pretty private person too. And I totally understand what you mean about being ordinary in this crazy world of blogs. I mean seriously, remember way back when, it was easy to visit all (ok, not ALL, but you know what I mean) blogs because there weren’t like billions of them.

    ah…good times. I was looking at some old posts and then I noticed that they went back to 98… wow. that’s a long time ago! :P

    Hmm this comment is becoming a post. I’ll stop now. hehe.


  • hi, Joz! just wanted to say i also loved the Namesake! Jhumpa Lahiri is awesome, her book the Interpreter is also excellent…. The movie should be good even though i hear there are a lot of differences from the book.


  • I love your little icon. :) And I completely understand your blog blahs. I’ve been feeling much the same. blog blues? and yes, that same sense of “at least if I put it out here, I’ll be able to find it again.” I’m glad you keep putting it out here, even if it isn’t the same old stuff from a year ago. Everybody changes. You now have a record of how you are changing. That’s good too.


  • (((Joz))) I am thinking of you.

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