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It's been almost 3 months since my last journal entry.  It's difficult to sum up all the events that have occurred over the last several months.  But I will attempt to do so, anyway.

I bought a motor bike for 1900 RMB and since then, things have been going wrong left and right.  Much of it might have to do with the way I drive and take risks in China.  For instance, 2 months ago, I started hitting giant potholes with my bike to get some air.  Today, I drove down some dirt roads just outside of Zhengzhou (in places where white people usually don't go to) and last week, while exploring the countryside, I caught my tires in some muddy area and was thrown from my bike.  Needless to say, I'm really having quite a lot of fun with my e-bike.  I hope to have one just like it if I decide to return to the states.

I suppose that's the second thing.  I'm becoming more content with my life.  I could be just as happy back in L.A. as I am now in China.  Although I have less privacy and less independence in L.A., I have more people that I've known for most of my life.  It's a trade off.  If offered another contract, I will definitely do a second year at this school.  But I'd be fine if not offered a second one.  Just as long as I have an e-bike and some free time to work out and have fun.

It's really cold here.  That's taken some getting used to.  I've been bundled up quite tight in a jacket, scarf, gloves, long johns, beanie, etc.  It's just impossible to go outside without being completely covered from head to toe.  For a while, I was taking a walk every morning at 6 am, but the weather has made it impossible to even consider such a thing.  I miss my morning walks, and I've felt my body reverting since.  I might try to get back into it, just more bundled up.

I finished a story, my first story in a long time.  My dad has it right now, and when I have him look over it and make sure there are no errors and after getting any suggestions on how to improve it, I will be uploading it here.  It's not altogether different from my usual fare, but there is something unusually satisfying about it.  When I put it up, I hope you'll all like it.

Other than that, I'm learning to write Chinese, playing Final Fantasy VII for the 6th or 7th time, watching the complete series of Seinfeld and getting into all kinds of shenanigans.  Life is good.
  • Listening to: Weird Al Yankovic's discography
  • Reading: ...
  • Watching: Seinfeld
  • Playing: Final Fantasy 7
  • Eating: Ban mein
  • Drinking: Water


Brandon Monahan
People's Republic of China
Loves art, hates birds.

Current Residence: California
Favourite genre of music: Rock
Operating System: XP
MP3 player of choice: iPod Classic 120 GB
Favourite cartoon character: Vash the Stampede
Personal Quote: Positivity is the only real power in the Universe. It can take down mighty empires that could fall no other way.

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Shono Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the watch! I really appreciate it!!  
DavidFolkie Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
Happy Birthday! :dance: :boogie: :dance: :boogie: :cake: :party: :pepsi:
calivinguy Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Thank you, David!
roses Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Miss you. I've been kinda... ghostly.
calivinguy Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
OH MY GOD! A ghost!!!

No, but seriously, how've you been?
jochannon Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Happy Birthday; may you be blessed with a good year filled with fine friends, happy times, and fond memories.

May your skies be clear, your animals friendly, your water pure, and your food tasty; may your air be clean, your bed soft, and your house filled with joy; may your nights be cool and your days warm; may your family be joyous and honorable, and may you live a long, full, and happy life.

This is a Jewish blessing, guaranteed to come true or your money back.
calivinguy Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
Excellent! And oh look... manna is pouring from the skies as we speak!
jaina-anne Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is random, but I happened across you icon and just wanted to congratulate your 2009 NaNo win. :}
calivinguy Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
My goodness. That is random!

But thank you very much :D
jaina-anne Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, it is. And you're welcome! :D
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