Tuesday, January 12, 2010

I want to retire in Napa

Originally uploaded by vacheorange
I didn't upload the photos of our vacation in California (the bankrupt but still sunny state). I have to say that we enjoyed ourselves tremendously. I found Americans (at least along the coastal cities) are generally extremely courteous and pleasant people. It's the or two annoyingly stupid ones who give them all a bad name, usually by getting themselves elected into public office. Anyway we had an awesome holiday - nuff said. And all the organic fruit and food we could ever want to eat - gorgeous ! By the way, I use Native Energy to buy my carbon offsets when I fly, but I realise that if I flew Cathay Pacific, they would do it for me - how neat !

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Grandparents are for spoiling

Originally uploaded by vacheorange
The kids met my mom and dad in San Francisco. Needless to say, a wonderful time was had by all parties involved. At all the wonderful things the city has to offer. I think Sophie's highlight was the Nutcracker, where she sat through 2 hours without twitching - completely mesmerized. Alex adored the California Academy of Science play-room for infants. Parents enjoyed Sendak exhibition and Napa valley.

Here in SF zoo, they contemplate the lion with my dad - an old Leo himself.

Moments like these are precious, and loved.

Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy 2010 to everyone !

Gosh, this blog has been going on for some time, and its purposes have evolved over time, saving itself from being rendered obsolete usually at the last moment.

A friend asked whether I had any resolutions for 2010, and I didn't really have any. I guess I am the kind of person who usually will just change on a day I decided to, without needing to wait for the end of the year. I was talking to B, and he decided to stop smoking a couple of days ago because he didn't have any nicotine on him handy, and just decided "okay, I guess I will stop". Hasn't had any since.

I don't know if I am grumpy about Copenhagen, or just resigned. There is too much of the blame game going on, so there is no need to add my voice to the chorus. The simple point is that there just isn't a deal that will reduce carbon emissions. The world is going to hell, so what is there for us to do, but eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die?