December 2003 Archives

a celebration

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Transcription by Anonymous:
Hi :) I have some _good_ news that makes these holidays nice + merry now...Mmmm. I got a job! More details later, but I'm stunned cuz it really feals like some force smiled at me know what I mean? So, I took Dav out to one of my favorite eateries! TEKKA (on Balboa). It's the closest to a =real= Japanese place.

tis a chilly night

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So I am taking a bubble bath to warm up. Got a ducky, colorful confetti, and bubbles galore thanks to a bath set my brother and his wife sent me for Christmas. Different sorta bath than in Japan, but very relaxing all the same.

sidewalk art from the Mission

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hat weather!

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Dav and I passed by a hat shop and couldn't resist. He got one for himself (isn't he so good-looking?) and bought one for me too...He is so sweet and I am so lucky!

at ikea

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Transcription by mlle a.:
Dav and I still plan to get various furniture to make our place homey. So today we ventured to IKEA. We promptly filled our cart with a giant stuffed ant, a bumble bee pillow, a 'thing' with big spooky eyes, big plastic leaves for [decoration].- We did spy a TV stand we wanted, but they're out of stock. Such is IKEA. But we got a purple bench and bookshelves. Ahh, the thrills of making home *heart*

Hanging out @ Uptown

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Transcription by Anonymous:
Continuing a chill & relaxing Christmas Day. Had dinner and now at the local bar with friends. We are really just hanging out. Here is Rachel: MY FIRST KOKOCHI POST! THE BEST XMAS GADGET EXPERIENCE! ABRAZO FUENTE A TODO! RK

Even a dog is here...I like that!

A holiday walk

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Transcription by Mie:
Happy Holidays!
Dav and I are pretty chill about Christmas. So far, we're just enjoying this slow time together. It's our first Christmas together. We make up partying on NYE (can't wait). Today we took a walk to nearby Bernal Heights and a local community garden. Kinda chilly. Hmm, maybe time for some soup : )

My cats - Katsuo & Wakame

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Transcription by Dav:
Every once in a while I just love dedicating a post to my 2 fluff ball cats. And with the encouragement from Jean, how could I resist? (Thanks, Jean)

If you've followed Tokyo Tidbits, you know that these guys, Katsuo and Wakame, were born in San Diego, moved to SF, Tokyo and back to SF. They are such good sports!


AsiaSF

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Transcription by Anonymous:
Dav & I are seeing a bunch of my former coworkers at Asia SF where there are some beautiful girls :) Now that I have my pen I'll have everyone sign: Mie, Shay, Noiko, Dav, Binn Yang

First moblog with picture AND the pen trick. Hope it works cuz I won't be by a computer any time soon : )

Kinky

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Last night we went to go see the best show ever!! Kinky. Man, they know how to get the crowd jumping up and down screaming! Dav and I felt like we had run the marothon, but we couldn't stop dancing...I remember thinking that if anyone in this world, from whatever culture, asked me what 'cool' meant, I'd have to say, 'go see Kinky.' And for the first time in my life, I bought a band's T-shirt. It says, "I love Kinky." Well, actually I begged Dav to buy it for me, which he did : )

I write to you

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Transcription by Dav:
Hi everyone!
My first written message to Kokochi! Can you tell more about me from my handwriting? I'm thrilled to bits to get to write! Yeah! (some japanese text and doodles)

Check this out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Look what my sweet darling techie hunk of a boyfriend gave me! A pen. And nope, this ain't no regular pen...I get to write on this little pad here, check the send box, feel the pen vibrate as it acknowledges my scribbles, then within a few seconds, my scribbles are sent by email. And I can even choose a color (should I color code my moods?) I'm going to test this and send Kokochi my very first written message...I'm giddy with excitement! Wow! Yippeee! Wai wai!

No phone weekend

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I actually had a packed weekend and was quite excited to snap pics with my phone to share it. But you know what? On Friday, Dav and I went to an art event. We were promised amazing art, awesome music, and cool performances by circus folk. After standing 2 hours to get in, I was told I couldn't bring in my camphone. First time I've been told that. So I dutifully had a friend put it in his car which was parked nearby...and with all going on, I didn't get around to getting my phone back until this afternoon!

It was so frustrating b/c I couldn't clandestinely show you the Friday event, but even more disappointing is that I couldn't take you with me on my first participation in Dav's favorite holiday celebration: Santarchy. Sean, who has the same phone as me, was there too and I snatched his phone a few times so hopefully he'll send me over those pics. Anyway, it was the most liberating fun I've had in a long time...to run around with 100+ other santas (some super sexy and naughty!), bar hopping, and waltzing through SF's pristine tourist/shopping areas. I just loved seeing bystanders' reactions.

Sunday, friends from my Tokyo high school got together since one friend was visiting from San Diego (a bunch of my classmates live in this wonderful city). Dav hasn't met many of my high school friends and I dragged his hung-over butt over with me. I know it was hard work for him, but it was important to me. I still feel there is this other part of me he doesn't quite know yet. We met in our Burning Man circle, and he knows me, my friends, and my family in the Tokyo context, but he's just getting to know my transplant friends...the ones with whom I share this bicultural background. Now that I'm back here (and with my phone), I'll introduce them to you too (you already met Kimi, who had her third baby).

Then Sunday night, we went to a Creative Commons party for their first anniversary. Much of this was new to me, but I'm fascinated and will study this organization more. It was sure cool to see all these obviously smart people involved in so many projects. Way out of my league but I enjoyed feeling the energy there.

: )

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Coming home from the east bay. Bad timing...But pretty sky.

yerba buena gardens

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At night. Dav and I came here walking from Russian Hill to see a late night movie. The Last Samurai. Pretty night...

i am back

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My gosh, I got totally sick after that long walk I took,was in bed forever. I am finally better, but now Dav is sick. Ah, part of couplehood. Now out with girlfriends for sushi at Country Station...