Archive for January, 2005


Oversized Bookbags

Have you ever seen those bookbags which have a pullup handle and wheels? The first time I remember seeing one was in Hong Kong. I had two simultaneous thoughts:

1) How cute are those bookbags that look like luggage?
2) How wrong is it that kids have so much homework that they can’t carry all of their books?

I’m trying to remember back to my elementary school days where I had to stuff various books into my bookbag. The bag was often so full that I could see the nylon material holding on for dear life.

I wonder if there’s any way for different subject books to be consolidated into one multi-subject book. This way school kids only need to carry 1 book home. The book doesn’t need to be too big since elementary school kids don’t learn that much book material. Consolidating can also set a minimum standard so that there is no more, “Didn’t you learn that from your last teacher?”

Scarf Girl, signing off.



Lunch for 16 consisting of steamed soup dumplings (aka. Shanghai Dumplings) and some noodle dishes: $200

2 bowling lanes rented for one hour: $36

1 hour of archery for 11: $220

Having a super fun birthday celebration: Priceless

Thanks everybody!

Scarf Girl, signing off.



Drinking Chocolate

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to drink melted chocolate? Well, now you have that chance. Starbucks recently created a new beverage. I forget the name, but yesterday, they were having free sample giveaway. My co-workers grabbed a cup for me and my first reaction to it was, “Woah! Tastes like melted dark chocolate!”

After one sip, I had to put it down. While I love eating chocolate, drinking the overwhelmingly rich beverage was too much for me. If you love extremely rich dark chocolate, then this may be the beverage for you.

Scarf Girl, signing off.



Went climbing on Friday and *whew* it was quite a doozy. I climbed four routes total: 5.8, 5.10a, 5.10c, 5.10b.

So I’ve been entertaining this crazy idea of running a marathon lately. Well, it was more like peer pressure from some friends who are somewhat hooked on running marathons.

I have always wanted to run one, but my lack of running abilities usually put an end to those types of thoughts. Well, I figured that I’d try out this running thing and have been hitting the track lately. Woohoo, this week I’ve logged in a total of 36 laps around track, which comes out to approximately 9 miles.

I’ll be tracking my progess this month and decide whether or not I’m cut out for running.

Scarf Girl, signing off.



Eggs & Dash

Yay, this is my first entry of 2005. So one of my friends bought a new car a few months ago. He had to park it on the street overnight soon after he brought the car home. The next morning, he found that it had been egged.

That go me wondering: Did those hooligans happen to already have eggs in the car or did they make a special trip to the store just so that they can drive around and egg cars? To me, egging seems like a spontaneous activity rather than one that is premeditated.

Scarf Girl, signing off.