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|5/1||[Pope John Paul II beatified]
Woke up around 7:30am, it must be a pretty good sleep over the night. Stretched my body, took care of my back bothering since yesterday when I was carrying the desk. Went out to walk on a trail for 2 hours. Come home around noon after grabbing a sub from Subway. Relaxed for the afternoon, then took off for grocery shopping at Target and Daido. Maybe because of the earthquake, they are now carrying Mito Natto, instead of what I usually buy. Drove home, assembled floor lamp, and placed a clock on the deck. Now I can know the room temperature. Worked on my blog until midnight then went to bed. I am hoping for some rain tomorrow.
Assembled my new desk, but my PC is more than 2 years old now.
|5/2||[Osama bin Laden, a
mastermind for 9-11 attack has been killed in a raid in Pakistan]
Woke up as a regular morning, listening to the morning news as many people around have been since the late last night. Drove to a hotel to pick up my coworker and headed to work under cloudy sky. Stayed at the office whole day, amazing to see folks in the office do not even talk about it. Going for lunch at Red Robin's. Come back and spent afternoon at work. Left to go to gym around 7:00pm and worked out for 40 minutes. Driving under cloudy and windy outside. It almost felt like cold because of the temperature drop, but still no rain yet. Come home, cooked dinner and relaxed for the evening. Went to bed around 11:00pm today.
|5/3||[Nissan is awarded in New York City taxi cab.
They will have 10 years of exclusive contract with the city and fleet
Woke up at 6:00am, radio still talks of the raid yesterday. 53F in the morning, and drove to the office under cloudy sky. The whole day was quite nice. Left office around 7:00pm again and worked out at gym for one hour. The parking was busy so I had to drive around to find a lot for my car. Drove home and had dinner around 9:00pm, relaxed, went to bed around 11:00pm.
|5/4||Woke up at 6:00am, pretty comfortable since the morning temperature was at 50F. Stretched my body, took almost no time to cook lunch then took off. The drive to work was nice, no need to use A/C, the sky is clear, the only issue is my car look so dirty outside because of lack of rain... Stayed at the office whole day as usual. Left office around 7:00pm, drove to gym. Another day of busy parking and worked out for 1 hour. Drove home, the sky looked pretty as I come home. Made dinner, relaxed. Went to bed around 11:00pm.|
|5/5||Woke up at 6:00am, drove to the office and
stayed until noon then went to Vietnamese restaurant for lunch. Come back to
the office and stayed until 4:00pm then drove to chiropractics. Pick up my
former boss at his house, picked up another coworker on the way to a Italian
restaurant for the farewell dinner for my former boss. I had a big pork chop
and tiramisu for the desert. Took my coworkers homes, and arrive my
apartment. Going to bed around 11:30pm but I guess I had too much of iced tea. I will see what's going to
|5/6||I woke up around 3:00am, just because of feeling
pain from my spine wants to go back into the right place. I gave up trying
to sleep. Got up and stretched my body. Went to LTF and worked out for 30
minutes then drove to a hotel to pick up my coworker. We went to the office
and stayed until noon. Took off to have lunch with coworkers at Chinese
buffet. Stayed until 6:00pm then went to Thai Cottage for the dinner. I have
not had Thai food for many months now. Drove my coworker to the hotel, then
come home but not before buying orange juices at Kroger. Went to bed around
Tom Yum Cum
|5/7||Woke up at 6:00am tired. Another hot day expected. Took off around 9:00am to the gym, worked out for one hour then drove to a hotel to pick up my coworker. Took him to lunch at Wendy's, then went to Katy Mills' shopping mall. It was a good walk. Took off and drove to Best Buy, Target then to the office for a while. Drove to south to pick up two other coworker to meet up with two other friends to have dinner together. After the dinner, I took the coworker to the hotel by the airport. Coming home around 10:30pm, called my dad, went to bed around 11:00pm.|
|5/8||Woke up at 6:00am fresh. I guess I had a good night. Went out to walk on a trail under quite warm and humid air. Left home around 10:00am and spent 2 hours outside. Cooked noodles for lunch then took off to the office to attend meeting tonight. Since I won't come home until late night, I decided to stop by at a Japanese grocery store. Stayed at office until 8:30pm then drove home. Spent evening okay, went to bed at midnight.|
|5/9||[Pioneer in Japan introduced
a navigation unit which feeds live video and impose routes and other
Woke up at 6:00am, took off to work and stayed until 7:00pm. I took my coworkers for Korean BBQ dinner. Stayed until 10:00pm, forget about working out at gym since it is too late. Going to bed around 11:00pm.
|5/10||Woke up at 6:00am, had to pick up my coworker at a hotel but the way to work had a broken traffic signal so the cars were moving very slow up to a certain point. Went out for Vietnamese food for lunch with coworkers, stayed at the office until 7:00pm. Drove to gym and worked out for 1 hour then come home. Went to bed at 11:00pm.|
|5/11||Woke up at 6:30am, had to open up the windows to get some cool fresh air but it was muggy. Did a load of laundry, left for the office but I had to go pick up my pants from cleaner. Stayed at the office until noon then took off to go pick up another person from Japan. Drove back to the office around 5:00pm. Took him to Thai food for dinner, dropped him off at the hotel, then come home. I went to bed around 11:30pm.|
|5/12||Woke up at 6:00am, left home around 7:00am and picked up my coworker at hotel. Get a ride to Dallas, the road to there was stormy. I could see lightning and bad rain. When we arrived at the site, it was around 2:00pm and worked on the machine for 4 hours to take care of the assignments. Drove to the hotel then went to a restaurant. Went to bed around midnight, since I was watching TV after coming back to the hotel room.|
|5/13||Woke up at 6:00am, checked out from the hotel around 8:00am and drove to the site. Left there around 10:00am and headed back to Houston. Stopped at a BBQ place for lunch and arrived to the office around 2:30pm. Stayed until 6:00pm then went to a Japanese store for dinner. Dropped off my coworker at hotel and headed to gym. Worked out for 1 hour then come home. Went to bed around 11:30pm.|
|5/14||Woke up around 6:30am, did a load of laundry
while eating breakfast. Left home around 9:00am to carwash then headed to
LTF for workout for one hour. Drove home after grabbing groceries. Left home
again around 12:30pm under a sky with no cloud, to a hotel to pick up my
coworker. Took him to lunch then to Minute Maid park to watch Houston Astros
play against New York Mets. Our team won this time and drove to a Japanese
restaurant. Had another beef bowl, drove back to the hotel to drop my
coworker off. Came home, relaxed for the evening, called my dad and chat for
a while. Went to bed before midnight.
Baseball game at Minute Maid Park
|5/15||Woke up good around 6:30am, ate breakfast and get ready for the day. Walked 3.5 hours on a trail nearby my apartment. This time I reached to beltway 8. Cooked noodle for the lunch then took off from home around 2:30m to drive to work for catch up works. On the way, I saw a place nearby was hosting Houston Greek Fest, no wonder I see so many cars piling up on the street since Friday. Stayed at office until 5:00pm, then headed to Target to buy groceries, and also at Kroger since I could not find my breakfast. Come home, cooked dinner then relaxed for the evening, took care of laundries and went to bed around midnight.|
|5/16||[Space shuttle Endeavour launched successfully
for the last mission.]
Woke up at 6:00am, picked up my coworker at hotel and drove to the office. On the way, the radio was broadcasting a live communication on NASA for the Endeavour launch. It was pretty cool but no visual... Picked up stuffs and packed for the business trip. Drove to the airport parking and checked in for the flight at terminal. The flight CO 723 left the gate on time at 11:35am, climbed under turbulent air then flew at 33000 feet. The flight took only 1 hour so we landed at 12:35pm, get to the terminal at 12:40pm. Get to the customer's place and stayed until 5:30pm. It was sunny and breezy. The lake Ponchowain(?) looked pretty murky. Left the site and checked in at the hotel, drove to a nearby restaurant for dinner. Cajun food was pretty good, we had alligator fries, crawfish fries, flog fries and turtle soups. Drove back to the hotel, relaxed and checked emails. Went to bed around midnight.
|5/17||Woke up at 6:30am, stretched my body, took shower then headed to a restaurant for the breakfast. Met up with my coworkers at 9:00am and I was dropped off at the airport. Checked in and passed the security. Get on CO ? which left New Orleans at ? and flew to west. The plane approached Houston, passing the south side then headed to west for 10 minutes before turning back to the airport for the landing. Got a ride back to the parking and then headed back to the office but also stopped by at a Chinese buffet for lunch. Stayed until 6:00pm and headed to Korean BBQ place. Took my coworker to a hotel and I drove home. Went to bed straight just like crash landing...|
|5/18||Woke up at 6:30am, stretched my body, left home to pick up a coworker for the day. The whole day went by easy, and took him to lunch at a Mexican fast food. It was cloudy day but yet to be rainy. Left office around 6:00pm, drove north to a place called BJ's restaurant and brewhouse. We tried all 8 kinds of beer they offer. Took my coworker to a hotel by the airport, checked about the shuttle service, then shook hands and drove back to my apartment. Went to bed around midnight.|
|5/19||Woke up at 6:30am, get ready for the day and I left earlier than usual. Maybe because I don't have to take care of anyone for now. Drove to the office, and stayed at office as usual. Cooked canned soup for lunch. Left around 7:30pm and headed to the gym for workout. I kinda felt tired so I worked out for less than 1 hour. Drove home, cooked spaghetti for dinner. Went to bed around 10:00pm.|
|5/20||Woke up at 6:30am, spent morning just taking care of house stuffs then left to a dentist to get my teeth checked up. I have three cavities now and I need to get second crown. Almost noon when I was done, drove under humid and hot but cloudy sky. Spent afternoon visiting a customer and returned to the office around 5:00pm. Stayed until 7:00pm then tried to go to gym but too tired so I just head back home. Picked up Sushi plate at Kroger. When I opened Spent evening easy, went to bed around 11:30pm.|
|5/21||[Supposed to be the end of the world today?]
Pretty hard to wake up, 73F already and expecting a cloudy day. Stretched my body, finally got myself out of the apartment around 10:30am and worked out at gym for 1 hour. Drove to Burger King for lunch and stopped by at office for a while. Drove home, relaxed for the afternoon. By evening, the sun get brighter and the temperature in the room is 85F. Had soup for dinner and relaxed for the evening. Called home and talked with my dad, who was riding a bike under rain. Japan seems to be much warmer than usual also. Going to bed after typed up small portions of my unpublished parts of blog from last year.
|5/22||[Joplin, MO was hit by EF3 tornado, many
Woke up at 6:30am. Pretty tired from the morning maybe because the night was too hot. Stretched my body and headed out around 9:00am to the trail. Today was nice and breezy, but the day gets warmer than ever. I made a complete lap but I had to drink bottled water which I usually carry for nothing. Took shower then headed out to Kroger, Souper Salad and Target for newspaper, lunch and groceries. Come home around 3:30pm. Rested in my room which is above 85F. Set rice cooker for the first time in a while since I was gone for the trips and taking care of coworkers for many weeks. Cooked curry and Mabo tofu for dinner. The air was still hot even at 10:00pm, my room is 85F... Took cold shower before going to bed at midnight.
|5/23||Woke up at 6:30am in the morning, left home to get to work but the traffic was jammed, made it to work okay. Spent morning helping coworker preparing for the job and also presentation. For the afternoon, I stayed at office until 7:00pm then headed to LTF to workout. I did 1 hour session and then drove home. Cooked dinner and worked on my webpage. Went to bed around midnight.|
|5/24||[Tornado hits near Oklahoma City]
Woke up at 6:30am, slightly cooler than yesterday. Drove to work and helped my coworker return his rental car to the airport. Drove back to the office before noon so I ate my lunch. For the afternoon, I met with a customer and come back to the office around 4:00pm. I guess I was not at the office whole day. Left to gym around 7:00pm and spent another one hour. Drove back home and ate dinner. Going to bed around midnight again.
|5/25||Woke up at 6:00am, getting out from the bed. Tried to use internet but the connection was very slow for the morning. No rice stocked to lunch so on the way to work, I stopped at Kroger, and cleaner to for my business. The air is pretty humid, and I guess I can look forward for the rain tonight. Drove to LTF for workout. I had another good one then realized someone called me on my cell phone when I was working out. Had to go rescue my coworker who trapped himself in his backyard. Stayed there until the lock smith comes and resolved the situation around 10:00pm. Stayed up until 11:30pm, finally my rice is ready. Went to bed around Midnight, just waiting for some rain but...?|
|5/26||Woke up at 6:00am, only to find that I forgot to put the cooked rice in refrigerator over the night. I hope they are okay... I heated up and took it to work. I guess the food was okay since I did not get sick during the day. Had to stay late for work. Went to LTF and worked out for one hour. Drove home, cooked dinner and stayed up until 11:00pm. I could not fall sleep until 1:30am because it was too warm. The daily high is above 95F so I guess hotter than my body.|
|5/27||Woke up at 6:30am, felt extremely tired but I have to go work. Drove to the office and went out for lunch with my coworker to try a Japanese restaurant. Come back to the office and stayed until 7:00pm then I decided to drive back home straight, skipping the workout. In stead, I stopped by my storage and picked up fan and a external disc drive for my PC. At home, I had my dinner, then relaxed. When I come home, the room temperature was 87F and still around 86F, which is more than 5F above the reported value. Used A/C for the first time this year. Went to bed around 11:00pm.|
|5/28||Woke up at 6:30am, stretched my body, headed out to workout at gym around 9:00am. Since I decided to do a no car day again tomorrow, I stopped by at grocery stores on the way back to home. Come home at noon, had a sandwich from Target, then worked on my blog until the room gets really hot. Had to use A/C for a while since the temperature in my room exceeded 85F, took a while to get it down to 83F. Worked on the rest of the blogs until 11:30pm. Called my dad and he told me that hometown in under severe rain from typhoon #2 for this year. Going to bed at midnight.|
|5/29||Woke up at 6:30am, the morning was cooler than yesterday. Opened up the windows and let the fresh air in. Took off around 8:30am to the trail, made another 10 miles walk and come back. Since today is a no-car day. I walked up to Kroger for newspaper and groceries, then to McDonald's for lunch. Walked back home, relaxed for the morning, trying to make up for the missing parts of blogs. Another hot day seeing room temperature hitting 87F. That's enough. I used A/C. Relaxed for the evening and went to bed around 10:00pm. Just feel like it.|
Woke up at 6:00am, I guess this is how things should work. I need to go bed early. Stretched my body and headed to the gym for workout. I left there and headed to the office to check emails. Dropped off boxes at storage then returned home for lunch. Cleaned the room for the afternoon and watched the temperature goes up to 87F again. Wrote up some parts of blogs and now it's taking shape. I uploaded so there is no missing part for 2010. (I still need to work hard on 2009 part...) Going to bed around 11:00pm, but I could not fall sleep quick.
|5/31||Woke up at 6:30am, drove to work and had meeting for the morning. Stayed until 8:30pm since I have to be at a meeting with Japan. Drove to LTF for workout then come home around 10:00pm. Whne I come home, the room temperature was not as high as outside but still showing like 84F. Cooked pork chop in Japanese style and ate dinner around 11:00pm... Going to bed after midnight.|
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