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|11/1||Woke up at 6:30am, got ready for the day which started at 47F. Drove to work under sunny sky. Stayed at the office all day but went out to practice golf during the noon. Stopped by at a pharmacy to get a money order issued for the entry fee for the golf in up coming weekend, stayed at the office until 6:30pm then drove to LTF for workout and stayed for one hour. Drove back home, went to bed around 11:30pm.|
|11/2||[Apple to release a fix for
iPhone 4S fast battery draining issue]
Woke up at 6:00am. Thought today could be a day I can leave home early but I was stuck in traffic jam in the morning. Stayed in the office for the morning but then headed to a yard to work on the machine. Drove to a yard and stayed for a while. Came back to the office around 4:30pm, and stayed until 7:30pm before going to workout. Came home, had canned soup for dinner since I was lazy about cooking. Went to bed around midnight, then heard a loud wind noise very soon so I got up from the bed and looked outside. Nothing was there but soon the rain started to fall.
|11/3||[Chinese spacecraft to
complete successful docking for the first time]
Woke up at 7:30am. Oops. It was 52F but breezy from the morning. Dropped by my pants at cleaner and headed to work. My boss was not there so I guess I am lucky. Stayed at the office until noon then headed out to a golf range to practice a bit. Since today was windy, the ball went very far. Stayed at the office until 7:00pm then headed to LTF for workout. The sky was clear so I am sure that it is going to be cold tonight. Come home and cooked dinner. Went to bed around midnight.
|11/4||Woke up at 6:00am, turned on my iPhone and found out it was 34F. I grabbed a jacket and drove to work. It was nice as the sun come up. I stayed at the office for the morning then headed to a yard for the afternoon. I left office around 6:00pm to hear one of Japanese association member play piano at downtown. About 20 people gathered and had a good time. One of the best thing was that we could just gather around a piano with wine glasses in hand, listening to the music. Left there around 10:00pm, drove home, relaxed for a while then went to bed around midnight.|
|11/5||[A magnitude 5.6 earthquake hits Oklahoma in the
late night. ]
Woke up around 7:00am, stretched my body then headed to LTF for workout since I skipped one yesterday and won't be able to workout tomorrow. I stayed there for one hour then headed to a golf range for practice. The morning was cold but I could be at outside with short sleeve in the afternoon. Went to Japanese grocery store, dry cleaner and gas station to take care of errands. Had small pack of sushi at home in the afternoon. Took afternoon to do laundry, of about three loads. Spent evening easy. Went to bed around 11:00pm.
|11/6||Woke up at 5:00am, stretched my body then headed out to a golf course west of Houston. I played for the third time in this place. Today's game was under cloudy weather and the air was humid and somewhat warm. Finished around 2:00pm then drove back home. I had to get some rest since I was pretty tired. Took half day easy, almost like a wasting time. Cooked dinner, went to bed around midnight.|
|11/7||Woke up at 5:00am, stretched
my body then drove to work early to meet with my coworker heading to San
Antonio today. Arrived at the site before noon, and took care of small
businesses there. Since we cannot accomplish all the items today, headed to
a hotel to get some rest before going to eat at a restaurant. We tried at a
place which recommended by hotel receptionist. Came back to the room around
10:00pm after a good meal and beer. Went to sleep around midnight.
Dinner at La Margarita in Market Square. It was pretty good.
|11/8||[A Russian rocket carrying
Mars exploration units failed to reach the designated orbit and under
recovery process. A Chinese unit also on board]
Woke up at 5:30am, not a good feeling about staying at former jail? The sky was cloudy and the temperature is already 70F but expecting some rain today, which I can see on the radar showing on the TV. Drove to customer's location and worked on a machine. Everything seems to be okay by 3:00pm so we took off, heading back to Houston. Came back to the office and stayed until 9:00pm. I stepped out to grab something to eat at closest Japanese restaurant. Drove to LTF and workout for 30 minutes before coming home. Went to bed around midnight.
This building used to be a jail, now a hotel.
|11/9||[Penn State president and
football coach are resigned following a scandal which university knowingly
covered up abuse cases by a football staff.]
Woke up at 6:00am, refreshed a little. Drove to work under sunny sky with cool air. I think today is the best day so far this week. Stayed at the office for all day long but headed out to grab a lunch with coworker at Korean restaurant. Stayed until 6:15pm, hoped to get to Alamo theater at a shopping mall by 6:45pm but I was wrong. I got stuck in traffic jam for a long time so I arrived for the movie only 5 minutes before 7:00pm. The movie watched tonight was Hula Girls, which was a Japanese movie produced in 2006. It was very funny but wonderful story also. Drove to LTF for workout. I got home around 11:00pm, just went to bed after that.
Hula Girls (It was fun!)
|11/10||Woke up at 6:00am, I guess it
is easy to wake up in standard time than daylight saving time. It was 46F to
start with. Drove to work and stayed for the whole day working on projects.
Did not have time to cook yesterday so I had canned soup for lunch. Tried to
leave at by 6:00pm but I got call from Japan and lasted for a while. I
arrive to the theater right at 7:00pm when the movie starts. Today they were
showing Densha Otoko (Train Man) and I had pineapple and ham pizza while
watching. The movie ended around 9:30pm then I drove to LTF for workout.
Come home, went to bed around 1:00am. My life has been messed up pretty good
this week. I wish I could have a day off like some of my friends.
Train Man (This one was okay)
|11/11||Woke up at 6:30am, today's
gotta be a Friday since I am pretty worn out. 33F outside, amazing. Drove to
work under sunny sky, stayed at office except for the lunch at Indian
buffet. work until 6:30pm then hit the road to LTF. The outside was already
dark. I managed to workout 4 times out of 5 this week. Drove home, no
energy to cook so I just had frozen meal for the dinner. Went to bed around
Moon over the night sky
|11/12||Woke up at 6:00am, temperature in the 50s. Drove to LTF for workout. The half the lap lanes in the pool was reserved after 9:45am so I had to wait for the opening of other ones. Spent 30 minutes there then headed to a barber shop to get my hair cut. I thought about going home once but while I was driving back, I got rained so I decided to go to Burger King for lunch. It's been a while since the last time I ate a Whopper... Drove to a range after the lunch then practiced a bit. Drove back home and took shower. I headed to downtown in the evening to meet up with association members and two Japanese ballerinas whole is with Houston Ballet. They practice for so many hours; 1.5 hours warm up with 6 hours training almost everyday. That's pretty labor intensive. One of them showed me tightly filled schedule book, with neat writing and some highlightered portions. They have 6 sessions over the year and they have to prepare for next one while they are doing the show. That's a tough one. Left the restaurant around 11:00pm then drove back to home. Went to bed, I need to get up early tomorrow for the cleaning at Japanese garden. The moon looked pretty while clouds passing under.|
|11/13||Woke up around 6:00am, I had to go to Japanese garden by 9:00am for clean up but I was getting ready so slow. Stretched my body, had breakfast then took shower. Finally left apartment around 8:15am, drove down to Westpark Tollway then headed to downtown. Participated in cleaning until 11:00am, with some showered during the activity. Temperature went up to 80s, so I was sweating a little. The lunch was at Fung's Kitchen by Belleaire with association members. It was pretty good. Drove home after stopping by Target and Kroger so it was around 3:00pm. Stayed at home relaxing but could not do the vacuuming the room, maybe next week. Typed up blog for a while then cooked dinner. Went to bed around 11:00pm, I needed to get some sleep time.|
|11/14||[Russian rocket successfully
launched to send replacement crew to the ISS]
Woke up at 6:00am, I guess this is the way I should be living like. Temperature in the 70s, amazing. Stopped by at dry cleaning to pick up my stuffs on the way to work. Stayed at the office for the day except going out to practice golf at range during lunch break. Short shower during while at outside. It's been like this for the last couple of days. Still a lot of people missing in the office since they are taking day offs. Stayed until 7:30pm then drove to LTF for workout. I increased the intensity on the workout so I burn a little more calories than before. Called a friend in Kansas to congratulate her daughter's wedding, as well as some updates on what's going on around. Come home, cooked dinner and went to bed around 11:00pm.
|11/15||Woke up at 6:00am, went to LTF in the morning to workout instead of in the evening. Watching TV to check out the hard rain near San Antonio, TX. At the same time, I heard of gas price increase by 23 cents in last month, I got my car fueled on the way to work. The much expected rain came around noon, just as I was talking about it with my coworker. Leaving office around 6:00pm to take my boss to a Japanese restaurant to join with visitors. Finished around 9:00pm, took him back to his house. Come home, felt tired so I went to bed around 10:30pm.|
|11/16||Woke up around 2:00am in the
night then fell back sleep until 6:00am. Stretched
my body then headed to a hotel to pick up visitors. The road to the hotel
was very congested. I did not realize it was due to a broke traffic lights
until I get to the intersection. Arrived to work and stayed whole day, I'd
rather be at outside in a day like today. Went out eat at Chinese buffet
during noon. Headed to a Korean BBQ place for the dinner with coworkers and
visitors. Picked up my coworker and took him back to his house after the
dinner. I have to get up early tomorrow.
Trying to save my iPhone, the power button keeps running away.
|11/17||Woke up at 6:00am, drove to a yard to work on machine, spend whole day under sunny sky but could not finish on time. Left there around 5:00pm and drove to the office to take care of my assignments. I ended up staying until 10:00pm. What a day... Drove straight home, saw some animals, including a deer on the way back. Went to bed around midnight.|
|11/18||Woke up at 5:00am, it was around 60s so it was not that cold yet. Drove to a golf range and practiced for tomorrow. Sunny but breezy. Drove to work and stayed for the whole day. The only time I went out was when I went to a Chinese buffet with coworkers. Headed to workout around 6:30pm, come home, had canned soup for dinner. Went to bed around 11:00pm. I need to get up early tomorrow.|
|11/19||Woke up at 5:30am, drove to a golf club in the morning under cloudy weather. Cool but still good with short sleeves. Played with coworkers and members from group companies. The whole day was windy and cloudy, even slight showers. Finished around 1:30pm, I got second from the last and one of nearest to the pin award. Come home and relaxed. Started to doing some loads of laundries. Went out to try out Korokke and Curry Udon at a Japanese restaurant nearby. Come home around 8:30pm. Paid insurance for my car on the net. Went to bed around 10:00pm.|
|11/20||Woke up at 6:00am, stretched my body then headed out for a long walk. When I stepped outside, the air and sky were like back in summer. Humid, warm, and sunny... Almost feel like today is going to be a hot day. Come back home around noon, stepped outside to go buy some tools and other items for tomorrow. Relaxed at home for the rest of the day. Went to bed around 11:00pm. The daily high of 87F and low of 72F...|
|11/21||[Danshi Tatekawa, a Rakugo speaker died from
Woke up at 6:00am, still pretty warm in the morning. Drove to a yard I have visited last week and started to work on the machine. Took a whole day to the level we are almost done. The lunch was to go hamburger from a nearby gas station. The temperature was quite high to 84F, almost like a summer day. Leaving the site around 5:30pm, the road was busy but the commuting traffic was over by then. May cops on the road today. Drove back to the office and stayed until 8:00pm, then headed home since I have to go back to the site again tomorrow early to beat the rain. Come home, had dinner then went to bed around 10:30pm.
|11/22||Woke up at 5:30am, drove under rain to the yard arriving around 7:00am. Started to work on the project under occasional rain, but the rain was over by noon. Had lunch at nearby restaurant and stayed until 3:00pm to perform final check up. Drove back to the office and stayed until 7:00pm. Wanted to workout but gave up for the day. Come home, took shower and headed to bed early around 10:00pm.|
|11/23||Woke up at 6:00am, drove to work and attend
meeting for a while. Headed to a yard to run some works. Had turkey burger
at BBQ place. Come back to the office around 3:00pm and stayed until 7:00pm
to tackle issues. All three members stayed late left at the same time, and I
headed to LTF for workout. My body was complaining a bit but had a good one.
Drove to a book store and a grocery store before coming home around 9:30pm.
Went to bed around midnight.
Turkey BBQ burger at Pappas
|11/24||Woke up around 4:30am, I wonder why I got up this early. My muscles are in pain. Got up from the bed finally around 8:00am, it was around 48F. Drove to LTF for workout, did a little shopping before coming home. Stayed at home for the afternoon but left around 5:30pm to have nabe party at my coworker's house. We had pretty good time, except for the store closing early so we missed to have chicken. Come home around 10:00pm, went to bed around midnight.|
|11/25||Woke up at 6:00am, my body is pretty stiff, maybe time to go to chiropractics. Did shopping to buy work cloths then headed to LTF in the morning and worked out. Come back to the apartment around noon, had soup for lunch. Stayed at home for the rest of the day, went to bed around 11:00pm.|
|11/26||[NASA launched Mars
Scientific Laboratory "Curiosity" for Mars mission]
Woke up at 6:00am, not rain here yet. Got up from the bed around 7:00am and stretched my body. Heard of rain falling around 7:45am and lasted for a while. I checked internet and found there will be a big one coming toward the afternoon so I guess I should not be at outside, and forget about washing my car today. Bought running shorts online while checking stuffs online. Tried to go to gym but gave up, picked up my pants at cleaner then headed to Souper Salad for lunch instead. Arrived around 11:20am and that was the start of the rain, my shirt got soaked. I was watching outside while I eat, and looked pretty bad, there were many cars parked by Best Buy, I guess I am not the only one who get affected by the weather. Drove to Target, Japanese grocery store, and Kroger before coming home. Each time when I step out from the car, I get soaked but now I don't care. Spent rest of afternoon taking care of personal errands. Called home and chat with my dad, went to bed around 11:00pm.
|11/27||Woke up at 6:00am, but stayed in the bed for extra one hour. Got up, checked the outside temperature which was just below 50F. I thought going out and run with long sleeve and long pants was good enough, but then got beaten by the strong wind. I spent only one hour running but this time I had very much no break, wind made me feel very cold but running under blue sky was somewhat refreshing. Found out someone vandalized a restroom on the trail. I did not see it two weeks ago. Come home, took my car out to get it cleaned, then cooked lunch after coming back. Spent afternoon at my apartment, writing addresses on Christmas cards, and found out there aren't enough, and my stamps ran out. Freeze warning issued for tonight. I guess it's going to be a cold night. Get ready for the new week. Went to bed around 10:00pm.|
|11/28||Woke up at 5:30am, checked the internet and found it was 31F. Drove to LTF to do workout before going to work. Spent whole day at office, while the sky is totally clear. Stayed until 5:45pm then headed to downtown to attend a meeting at a building over Japan Fest next year. Drove to have lunch at a Mexican restaurant, then took my friend to home around 10:30pm. Drove home, had to use heater to warm my apartment. Went to bed around midnight but I need to get up early again.|
|11/29||[American Airlines filed
chapter 11 bankruptcy protection]
Woke up at 5:00am, the temperature was around 36F so it was not so bad. Drove to LTF in the morning to workout, watching news about American Airlines filing bankruptcy protection. I bought stamps before come to the office. Another day with no cloud in the sky. Stayed until 6:15pm then headed to Cova's for Japanese Association meeting. Lasted until midnight while drinking wines afterwards. Come home around 12:30am, went to bed around 1:00am...
Steak at Cova's only $17.99 on Tuesdays
|11/30||Last day of November, woke up at 6:00am with hang over from last night, and could not get up until 7:30am. Outside was 39F, I stretched my body then headed to the office. Another sunny day with clear sky. I wonder how long this will continue. Stayed at the office except for the lunch at a Japanese restaurant with very much all the members of the company. Did not feel good entire day, feel like I am still drunk. Left office around 7:00pm then headed to LTF for workout, hoping to get myself refreshed but did not help. Went to bed around 11:00pm.|
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