Thursday, 21 August 2008

Off to Hualien

Missed the plane due to my stupidity, so now en route via train. It reeks of hospital disinfectant in here... I am really an idiot... Losing four hours of work time because I forgot to check the departure time. Now only have half an afternoon to film. Boo boo of the month. Ack.

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

I'm back!

Going through an emotional roller coaster right now, but here's a preview of what's to come when I get myself back together again.

The last couple of weeks in bullet points:
- wonderful holiday in Tokyo, Aomori and Sendai (thank you, Mama)
- refreshed and happy happy happy by the end of stay in Japan
- Grandma's Golden Retriever Brandy passed away at age 16, and now I'm paranoid that everyone I love will start dying on me one by one all of a sudden, how I felt after Joanna died when I was in college
- trying to deal with new cameraman who refuses to use his brain
- trying to keep up anti-negative energy force field at work
- trying to stay mentally and physically together on a 13-day shift

Tomorrow, I'm going to Hualien again to film for this Friday's travel feature. This week's topic is slow travel in Hualien. We'll be visiting an Amis (aborigine) village that was converted into an eco-travel area. I hope the typhoon blowing by Taiwan won't spoil the fun.

Monday, 4 August 2008

Excited excited excited

Leaving for a one week holiday in Japan. So excited!

My plans -
Day one: arrive Tokyo, meeting, dinner with Mama and Uncle Tad, tea with Jeff and Shizuka
Day two: travel to Aomori, watch the Nebuta matsuri
Day three: travel to Sendai, watch the Tanabata matsuri
Day four: return to Tokyo, rest
Day five: get hair cut at Yamaguchi sensei's, have lunch with Oneesan, rest
Day six: stroll through Yasukuni Shrine or Kitanomaru Park, rest
Day seven: fly back to Taipei

I'm determined to rest. But I'm sure it won't happen. I must though. To steal a line from my friend PJ, those 2 Chinese pandas from Hu Jintao won't need to come to Taiwan anymore, because my eye bags and dark eye circles makes me look like one already.