Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

So, I kinda lied during the last post – it wasn’t really the beginning of autumn until yesterday! Although it really felt fall-like in terms of weather at that time… then again, today in Syracuse it was sunny and 80. So who’s to say what fall weather is anyways?

In honor of mid-autumn festival, I’ll put up some asian-ish pics I’ve taken. I don’t know much about the festival, but I know it takes place in the fall on the day of the autumnal equinox with the full moon, and you eat mooncakes and drink tea. I’m sure there’s a lot more to it but I don’t think I was ever told! Oh wells, maybe time to wiki it.

one of my favorite dim sum, uw zai gwut!
another favorite dim sum, shu mai~!
yummy shanghai noodles that dong made! looks tasty right?
pork and cabbage dumplings, straight from the freezer!
har gow and shu mai from frozen ones. def not as good as in the restaurant, sigh.
individual tins for moon cake
my favorite is the one with lotus seed paste! i could live without the yolk…

There goes the asian episode of the this blog! It may come back around once in a while =D

it’s autumn!

Theme change for the changing seasons!

It’s scary how time can pass in a blink. Already it’s the middle of September, and I remember just a few weeks ago I was surprised that Sept was beginning! Soon another year will pass by and I’ll have to do some reflection… and some budgeting, darn it. My grace period for my loans ends in December! And then I’ll have to start studying for the compounding exam again… ugh! At least this year the compounding exam will have digital scales, so we won’t need to adjust the torsion balances and zero them and stuff. And taring should be pretty damn easy too!

Just last week my good friend Kaitlin got married to her high school sweetheart Ryan. It was a lovely wedding with a great reception afterwards, complete with a wishing well made by the groom’s dad! And there was dancing, all the classic wedding hits like the electric slide, twist and shout, etc etc, with some dancey songs thrown in there at the end of the night. It was just terrific to see Kaitlin so happy – she was glowing, like all those cliches say. Ryan was pretty shiny himself!

It was also great to see all my pharmacy buddies again, and it makes me sad that I can’t really be so close to them, or my friends from high school, or junior high school. I’m pretty far removed from everyone now, and I can only hope that we won’t forget each other as time goes by.

In a week or so I’ll have a pretty big status change myself… it’s interesting what life (or pushy parents) will do to you.

Right now I’m so in love with this song….

oh how time flies…

… when you’re working! It’s surprising but it’s already been a month that we’ve been in Syracuse. Even though I’m not licensed as a pharmacist yet, I’m still working as a graduate intern, with decidedly easier hours and less stressful commute times than Dong. Of course, it also means I only get half the pay… but on the bright side, I get taxed less! =D

Besides work, there’s been some background stuff going on – going out to eat, exploring the Erie Canal Park, checking out the Carousel Center, and the Great New York State Fair. Lots of pictures, and maybe some restaurant reviews to come! For the most part, life has settled into a bit of a rhythm, pleasantly broken up by visiting friends. Last week I got to see my beloved Teresa again, and this weekend I’ll see my buddy Jenn Lai, among others! Nothing like a full house to remind you how much you liked an empty one!

eating dinner at mai lan restaurant
a gorgeous day on the road, driving from work
apt sweet apt
forest path at erie canal
bridge at erie canal
extra adorable ducklings at the fair
hungry little piglets
the ferris wheel
deep fried onion blossom
swirly potato
rihanna’s concert