Friday, November 30, 2007

8 Qualities of Wealthy Women

Harmony: when your thoughts, words, actions, and feelings are one. What you think, say, and feel are one. Your thoughts create your destiny. Your actions become your habits, and your habits become your destiny. When in harmony you are in balance

Balance: and you can weigh good and bad decisions. Balance in life and all surroundings. A balance brings a more courageous woman.

Courage: emotion and energy that quiets fears. Fears keep you from acting. So take action and courage will come.

Generosity: this comes easy for women. Many women are too giving. But have to be giving to yourself as well. Generosity is when you are empowered by what you are doing. Does not mean you don’t volunteer, but keep it in proportion to what you give others.

Happiness: Be happy! Happiness comes when truly in balance and harmony throughout entire life.

Cleanliness: Wealth does not dwell in filth. Spend so much money and it looks like filth. Says money and you yourself are dirty too. Clean the clutter. In a clean surrounding, you feel

Beautiful: all goddesses of wealth. The inner beauty of strength that you have will all of the above. Confident in that beauty. A woman that walks in a room and knows your own worth and power, you have

Wisdom: the right choices with yourself, your money, and the ones you choose to love.

I Heart Rain

I woke up this morning underneath my warm down blanket, all alone, but blissfully content. The pitter patter of raindrops woke me up happily because it means snow.

I've been waiting for rain this last month and to no avail. Both Big Bear and Mammoth are short on snow and sad this year. Our annual Thanksgiving day ski season starter was canceled and I sat at Starbucks until 3 pm, working on law school homework. It was a sad day.

Whistler is my goal for winter break this year, but as of now, I have no one to go with and no money to buy a ticket. Since it seems my winter is going to be sad and futile, it brings a little joy to see some rain come my way finally... winter coats, boots, and mittens can finally come out of the closet.


Thursday, November 29, 2007

Sunday, November 25, 2007

A Scorpio This Year

Scorpios according to Wikipedia: dependent, loyal, passionate, secretive, powerful, penetrating, intense, determined, compelling, purposeful, keenly perceptive, brave, deep, complex, analytical, inquisitive, sensual, resourceful, ambitious, magnetic, hypnotic, sexual, creative intriguing, profound, supportive, protective, generous, humble, quiet, and encompassing.

This year has been full of unexpected endeavors. I've whirled through dramatic events and down unexpected sidepaths, suffered letdowns to high hopes, & took a bumpy ride in a close relationship. I've made huge shifts in living arrangements and academic choices, traveled to two new continents and gained lessons I never thought I'd get. Financially, it's also been a veritable roller coaster.

More so this year, I feel disheartened that I stepped up to the plate for others, but yet they didn't do so for me. There's been a quiet struggle but issues such as anger, control, doing more than my share, feeling "in service" are slowly fading. I've set limits on being the one who gives too much.

But then, I've always been more of a lone soldier. Through all the stressful challenges I've endured this year, I learned a crucial lesson: action dissolves anxiety.

My mental energy follows by physical energy and it has been on downtime lately. I had to create a change and make things happen instead of waiting for others to come through for me, and I'm thriving on these achievements. Having come this far, I've shed a lot of tears, grown a new skin, and shared it with many new people. Due to what I've learned these past 11 months, I'm ready to put into play what new talents I have and invest in something that will bring a more lasting revenue.

Butt Cheeks

Friday, November 23, 2007

Asian Girl with A Bit of Humor

Artwork and Framework by Linda Van.

1. Abstract:
Date me

1.a Introduction.
Hi, my name is Debby Le.

2. Appearance.
I am about 5 feet 2 tall (although I was recently made aware that I might only be 5'1 and a half). I have black hair although it maybe brown from hairdrying, and my eyes are brown.

I weigh approximately 125 lbs, and am optimistic, (refer to figure 2.1.a)

Figure 2.1.

I come from a typical traditional Asian family.

Figure 2.1.b

I do not sing well...but I sing along a lot in the car...and sometimes dance while driving as well.

Figure 2.1.c

2.2. Personality and Stuff.
I am a history nerd with interests in music, culture, foods, traveling and world domination. You can be Pinky, and I'll be Brain...or vice versa. As long as the world is dominated...

I am good at the things I do, and always try to make myself better. I am curious, intelligent, and like ice cream. Especially stratiatella, otherwise known as chocolate chip but tastes better in Italy.

2.3. Things I Do and Don't.
I read all day. I never draw (that is my brother's job, and in this case, Linda's). I kick bags to vent my anger/stress/fustrations.

Also, I always want to kick small dogs...but not puppies.

Figure 2.3.a

3. Hypothesis.
You want me.

4. Experiment.
A leader. Someone confident, intelligent, yet curious. A little cynical, but takes irony with a grain of salt. Likes to be active and constantly try new things, but sets a routine for his life of success as well. Full of wonderful hypocrisies.

4.2. Procedure.

Figure 4.2.a

4.3. Things We Can Do Together.
We can go shooting, or racing, or paintballing, things I haven't done. Or we can just meet up for coffee. Or better yet, coffee ice-cream.

5. Conclusion.
Come find me.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The Last Vampire - Saya

Good costume. This is what I'm going to be next Halloween, unless I can find Samus Aran.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Pinky Promise

Windstruck - How the pinky promise came to be.

Did You Know?

"Stewardesses" is the longest word typed with only the left hand .
And "lollipop" is the longest word typed with your right hand. (Bet you tried this out mentally, didn't you?)
No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.
"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt". ? (Are you doubting this?)
Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

The sentence: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter of the alphabet. (Now, you KNOW you're going to try this out for accuracy, right?)

The words 'racecar,' 'kayak' and 'level' are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left (palindromes). (Yep, I knew you were going to "do" this one.)

There are only four words in the English language which end in "dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous. (You're not doubting this, are you?)

There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: "abstemious" and "facetious." (Yes, admit it, you are going to say, a e i o u)
TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard. (All you typists are going to test this out)

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds. (Some days that's about what my memory span is.
A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
A snail can sleep for three years. (I know some people that could do this too.!)
Almonds are a member of the peach family.
An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
(I know some people like that also)
Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.
February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.

In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.

If the population of China walked past you, 8 abreast, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors

Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite!

Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.

The cruise liner, QE 2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.

The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket. (Good thing he did that.)

The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.

There are more chickens than people in the world.
Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.
Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

Now you know more than you did before!!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

On Finding the One

"Maybe some women aren't meant to be tamed. Maybe they're supposed to run wild until they find someone just as wild to run with."

Thursday, November 15, 2007

What $1.50 Gets Me

After balancing my books recently, I have close to nothing to my name for the next two months. My fault. I admit it. I don't regret it because it went towards a great cause called OLPC. It's my promise and sacrafice for the holiday season. However, I only had a two week window to donate and it happened to come at a bad time. Oh well, a child in Africa will have a new comp and that thought always brings a little spark of happiness to my insanely not hard life.

I was reading Nancy's blog about her $1.50 splurge. I wish I live in Taiwan right now. Basically, I figure my five dollar white chocolate mochas, creamy lattes, and peppermint somethingamajigs are all set aside for the time being. Since $1.50 in America does NOT get me a bag of sweet potatoes and more, I have to be a little more wise on where that precious dollar fifty goes to.

The winner: Starbucks drip coffee. Why?
- Because I'm here ALL the time.
- A drip is $1.20.
- Refills are $0.25.
- I know the workers (i.e. the drink or even the refills can be free if the manager's not around).
- Coffee hinders hunger so I can last longer while studying.
- Keeps me awake.

Other than that, a dollar fifty, sadly, goes not a long way here in America, the land of opportunity if you have money. Good thing the Christmas Blend is back in season...

Legalese Quiz

The Legalese Quiz is kinda fun.
I got a 9/10.
I wish that was as hard as it gets.
:::sighs as she gets back to Civil Procedure:::

Saturday, November 10, 2007

November 9th

Yesterday, I turned a quarter century old.
As all our bdays have been, it's going to last forever because we can't all seem to coincide our schedules to celebrate each other on one day. This year, it's just me and my guy on my actual day. Everyone else will be celebrating with me on, well, all the following days!

I've been wanting to eat at this restaurant called Chat Noir since I first drove by it. A jazzy French bistro that I've been dying to dress up for and go on a special night. My bf kept putting it off since summer but few days ago, i emailed him: "Friday. Chat Noir. 8 pm. mark your calendar". Surprisingly, he was totally down for it. Since I didn't mention it was my birthday, I KNOW that he didn't remember. However, he adamantly stresses that he was plannning on taking me there for my birthday. I good-naturedly told him that was a bold faced lie. I know him. Since he didn't know it was Nov 9th, there was no way a rsvp was in line for Chat Noir. And I was right. :::grins::: but to Chat Noir we went...

Here is my critique on the place:
I was really excited about trying the place. I heard that the cuisine is exquisite and the atmosphere is both romantic and cozy. The whole thing about it that attracted me in the beginning is the name of the restaurant (I'm obsessed with France and Paris). Chat Noir is the cutest name and they even had the black kitty sign in front when I drove by the first time.

Upon arrival, I was a little confused. The place I saw was not there anymore. My bf drove in anyway and the valet let me out into a gorgeous square with two restaurants cornering each other. Where was Chat Noir? It just changed its name to be called Savannah! Boo! Where am I? A Georgian plain in the middle of the Bible belt? Needless to say, I was very disappointed about the name change. However, I was assured that everything was still pretty much the same, that only the name changed and a few entrees were added. Hmph, well fine. We'll try it.

Stepping inside, I forgot all about the name change. The red velvets all over the walls, the leather plush booths that held up to 10 people, or just 2 were all reminiscent of Paris. The dining experience was great. We got a table by the fireplace and the hostess even wished happy birthday, albiet the wrong person (she said it to my bf), but still, it was kind of funny.

Our waiter was a guy that was supposedly Italian, although I did not hear an ounce of Italian in him other than calling me "bella". However, he was great, recommended a good Pinot Noir, and dinner was wonderful. We had a delicious Shrimp Dijon appetizer that was to die for..or just need to learn how to make. Entrees were Ahi Steak with coconut rice and asparagus, and Halibut with the same sides.

To finish dinner, we got a sundae dessert with French ... or Belgian choux pastries and mousse, compliments of the restaurant. I also got to blow out a candle after I made a wish. (what was my wish? Wii games! j/k..)

During dinner, I got a voice message from Barbs and Steph, good friends from UCLA. They sang a great happy bday song on the phone of course and I had to let my bf listen to it as well bc it was sooo cute and funny. They were one of many messages left for me that day by wonderful friends.

To answer your question, I say Yes, my darling, wonderful tonight. (that's as sappy as it gets)

To cap off the night our way (i.e. 2 geeks), we had to watch the lastest episodes of Heroes and the Boondocks, and then fell asleep in my cloud heaven of a bed.

Tomorrow: drinking with the law school peeps.
23rd: the big Thanksgiving/bday with the crew
.... all after studying all day of course.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

24 Delayed!!!

As television and movie writers entered the third day of their strike against Hollywood producers yesterday, the walkout continued to complicate matters for the networks.
I don't want to wait longer than I have to! Keep writing!
Well, to make me feel better, Richard sent me this.
It's the unaired pilot of 24 if it was aired in 1994. No wonder they waited.
It's awesome.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Saturday, November 03, 2007


I don't think Max could have come up with this on his own, do you?
Go reading.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Think Different

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently.

They’re not fond of rules and they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward.

And while some may see them as the crazy ones… We see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

- Apple Video clip.

The Miniature Earth

Miniature Earth is a youtube video.
It's a great video that gives you the rations if the world was condensed into 100 people. Watch it, it's inspiring and is getting my travel bug back in gear again.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Nancy's Blog

This blog is dedicated to Nancy, a fellow Blogger, who is all the way far across the globe but keeps in touch through blogs as well.

Below is Nancy's blog, and it's not so far at all. In fact, it's quite a small world, isn't it?

[Every Saturday or Sunday, I mosey into a Starbucks and blog. It’s like a habit now, which I absolutely love. Besides writing tidbits of my everyday life, I look forward to what others have written about theirs.

Astri’s road trip entries should be published in a Lonely Planet book. Debby’s clips (Otters holding hands) and articles (1 laptop per child) are heartwarming and intriguing. And whenever I read Jenn’s blog, it totally brightens up my day.

What’s funny is that both Jenn and Debby posted an article about a woman on craigslist looking for guy. The article is hilarious, but that’s not the funny part. I received an email from a friend with the same article, but translated in Chinese! That woman has been translated in to Chinese. She’s famous now. A billion people in China – I’m sure some Chinese guy would want to bone her.

Anyway, the point of this entry is to thank you all for blogging. Being away from home, it’s nice to read what’s going on in your lives through your own words.]

This blog was particularly great because it shows that word travels fast, so fast that a billion Chinese men are probably trying to reach that woman right now....and it can mostly be credited to Asian women. Crazy how fast it goes but here is my little tidbit of fast Asian connections:

Like Nance, I mosey to Starbucks here in the OC as well, except that I do it everyday. I have a ritual of checking certain sites before I start my rigorous study schedule: my email, Myspace, Facebook, and of course, Blogger.

Today, I received some GREAT outlines from a 3L in school. For those of you not in law school, this is not so exciting but to us law students, it is THE thing that makes my day. Let me explain.

A few days ago, I went to a Halloween costume ball my parents threw. I was seating at the singles table along with 9 others and we got to talking. One of the girls said she knew a guy at my school and it so happened to be my outline guy. I told her that I did know him through Westlaw. He wasn't my outline guy yet, but I had met him from Westlaw, a program for law students, and we got to talking about my professors' exams (which also happened to be his first year classes and professors as well), and exchanged emails. A saw him once or twice prior to the party but never mentioned anything about it. Suddenly, out of the blue, outlines showed up in my email like Dumbo dropping out of the sky, and they have been my prized possession for this fall semester. Why the sudden help? This is why...

The girl I talked to at the party met him through another girl that knew another girl (not sure of the logistics exactly but it was something like that), and they became fast friends. She talked to him after the party and mentioned me. He confirmed that he did know me, remembered his outline offer, and VOILA! outlines in my mailbox today. And this is how we Asians get all our shit done.

Hiro for OLPC

My favorite Heroes character Hiro is now the ambassador to OLPC. The nerd and former computer geek is using his knowledge and fame to promote internet and children's learning though One Laptop Per Child. YATTA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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