The political situation in Libya is having an effect on my life. Gas prices are getting higher recently. I am trying to reduce my driving. :)
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Friday, February 18, 2011
Lashio Thein Aung was a famous singer in Burma. "Lashio" in his name is a town in northern Shan state in Burma. He is now living in the US.
I didn't realize that his Chinese was so good. Here is one of his Chinese songs:
Tuesday, February 08, 2011
I thought the following comment regarding Egypt by Thomas Freidman was interesting:"Indeed, there is a powerful sense of theft here, that this regime and its cronies not only stole wealth, but they stole something so much more precious: the future of an entire generation of Egyptians, whom they refused to empower or offer any inspiring vision worthy of this great civilization."
Monday, February 07, 2011
Image by WELS.net via Flickr
I almost slid twice on the road this morning on the way to work from my apartment. I was driving only at 40 miles an hour. When I hit the brake, I almost lost control of the car because the road was very slippery. Fortunately, I was able to regain control and didn't slide into anything.
I saw two cars slide into the road side. I also saw one truck almost losing control and sliding into the snow pile on the side of the road.
I am looking forward to spring already.
Sunday, February 06, 2011
Image by aaronx via Flickr
Moving to a new place is not always fun. I have to memorize new roads and adapt to new environments.
My first day to work was stressful to drive from South Lyon to my office in Ypsilanti. It is about 13 miles drive. The drive is not that bad in good weather. The problem is on snow days when the roads are slippery and wet.
It is also very depressing to be in the Midwestern United States in this gloomy weather with snow storms. It's snowing as of writing this. I now understand the real meaning behind the expression, "sunny and beautiful". Coming from Burma, where "sunny" is not exactly equal to "amazing" or "beautiful", I am just starting to realize how beautiful sunny days are. For me, a sunny day in Burma is just a normal day. On the other side of the world, though, after days of gloomy darkness and snow in the Midwest, the sunny days are really beautiful. It made me want to move to sunshine states like Florida.
Well, that's it for now. Welcome to gloomy and snowy days of mine.