Monday, June 29, 2009

Selfish Madoff Victim

"Dana Foy of Jemez, N.M., complained that SIPC will only compensate him for the $150,000 he invested in the firm, not the $600,000 that the firm told him his investments were worth."

Wasn't it known that such a return was unreal? A man who has expectations like this should get kicked in the knee.

My co worker eats cockroaches

The Netty Pot conversation

Tina: if you use it correctly does the genie come out?
me: duh.what kind of question is that???
Tina: duh.the procedure sounds really scary
me: the genie coming out?it's made of gas, it only tickles because of the dust

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Searching for Green

The weekend was lovely, finally found the time to spend it in Maskeret Batya, a place I once a called my home, with people who are the closest thing to family here in Israel. I felt like I accomplished my goal of catching up on rest and food, something one lacks when summer days are long and days are busy. P Bonez and I took a long walk on Saturday, looking at the different parts of the town. Listened to stories of how Rothschild settled the area. How new immigrants received a petite home and one dunam of land. How they worked the land and it grew to one of the most desired towns in central Israel.
I wonder if our age means we missed the boat finding that pearl of space in this desert-like country. It seems like all of the desirable areas are beyond our budget and sometimes I wonder if the longer we wait means the smaller and smaller our theoretical piece of land becomes. I continue to wonder if I should just pop that dream of space and accept that one cannot expect to receive much of this precious commodity. Or if I should make it my next big goal to become that visionary and find something dry and make it grow. Become that part of the story of Israel.
First things first- I need to bring limes to this country.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

My Husband Colours Well don't you think?

Tower of Babel

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Summer Ripe

Summer is in full swing. Tel Aviv days are blind with sun and the drips of sweat falling from my forehead. Jerusalem still promises a cool night if you place yourself between the open window and a fan. Gazpacho soup is always made at the beginning of the week for a summer cool down full of nutrients and our calendar keeps filling itself up with other peoples summer vacations, birthdays, L'chaim's and all around good news.

I am often surprised we do it all without a car, something I would have never thought of in my past life. Now, when I stand under the shower, I often ponder whether maybe it is better to not have a car and rely on public transportation. Perhaps the money saved is worth it. I am still trying to work out if time and convinience is priceless.
Aside from that no news is good news. I have begun the ongoing search of finding more time particularly in the sleep chapter of my life, and often think about how Israel is always in-between avocado season. They are either too ripe or too brown by the time they hit the stands. It seems that this polarization exists in most aspects of the place I call home.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Car ride from the beach

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Smart tel aviv

Monday, June 15, 2009

bless the poeple of the UNIVERSE

Apparently consumerism still exists in this economic crisis. I came upon this posting online and found it a bit retarded.

FORSALE - New Acer Notebook Posted
by: ***Name*** Sat Jun 13, 2009 11:39 am (PDT)

computer - Brand new Notebook!!! The best! Acer Aspire One – Iridescent Blue body.
Never used.
Wish to sell - Only because I want a different color.
Includes box, warranty and etc.

****Name*** - Jerusalem

Sunday, June 14, 2009

The plague

If I sleep 6.4 hours a night, commute approx 3-4 hours a day, work for 9 hours- that leaves me 4 hours of free time a day and 20 hours of free time during the week. These 20 hours are alloted for grocery shopping, walking the dog, cleaning the house , giving the hubby some attention and kicking up my feet on my couch to intensely watch medical drama's on the television.
Over Shabbat dinner I actually gave someone a diagnosis based on a episode I watched a couple weeks ago. He apparently watched that same episode and assured me it was not the Black plague.
Thank G-d.

Different tastes

Marketing is very different in tel aviv. .

Friday, June 12, 2009

Cafe in Jerusalem

Thursday, June 11, 2009

It's Mono Bitches!

The title is my new tagline. After a routine checkup my Dr. has informed me that my body is the vessel for Mononucleosis. The sad thing is that the last few months of lethargy and lack of motivation was disregarded by myself as a "phase". "A little depression", I would convince myself- from the frustration of my freelance not being maximized. "Too much time on my hands", I would tell myself.. "of course the Siesta occurs,I work at home for G-d's sake!". "I'm getting old"- I would joke, "can't rock out as much as I did in my youth".
Naw, it was Mono Bitches!
My Dr. told me I would feel better in 6 weeks. Which kinda gets me all kinds of excited. I mean, I don't FEEL sick. I just felt a bit sluggish- but that can be attributed to the heat, the long days, eating too many carbs. So if I basically feel ok now. Then I'm gonna feel awesome in a month. It's as if I am anticipating the arrival of my youth once again. Just in time for my birthday!

Monday, June 08, 2009

Tel aviv high way


This is how Filipinos communicate.

Your learning curve today

Monday, June 01, 2009

All belly.

I power walked my way from the drop off point in Tel Aviv. I thought perhaps the best way to incorporate exercise would be to do this. As every year goes by I realize how my body has changed from the hyper active calorie free body to a women's body- fitted with some thigh and the capacity to gain cellulite.
I walk by two women with successful breast augmentation procedures. I then glance at my own reflection in the next car window.
I am definately half asian.