Thursday, June 19, 2003

Deep thanks to all three of my avid readers. Due to much thought and deliberation, this blog will be suspended indefinitely.

Friday, June 06, 2003

Whew, time to finish what I started writing about two entries ago. Need to shake myself from the summer vacation doldroms and force myself to write.

Our trip to Chuck E. Cheese made me reflect on a lot of things, specifically on how my role has changed from the caretakee to the caretaker. Or pseudo-caretaker for that matter. Babysitting my little cousins for one day doesn't really constitute me a caretaker. Still, they were in my care by providing them food, giving them tokens for games, wiping mouths, holding hands, etc. etc. Each time I take care of little kids further deepens my appreciation for all the parents out there. How in the world do they do it.

When I stepped inside that Chuck E. Cheese, I looked around in disbelief and felt a little sadness. Mainly because I don't remember the games being so cheesy, the pizza being so small, and how fake Chuck E. looked in his giant mouse costume. I guess that's what happens when you grow up.. reality becomes progressively pessimistic. But I looked down and saw the wide-eyed, open-mouthed expressions on Chris and Haejin's faces, who were instantly enchanted by this magical place, trying their best to absorb this larger-than-life atmosphere which was just too much to handle for their little bodies. Couldn't even get them to sit still while making them eat one slice of pizza before they ran off and played again. Usually they would just take one bite and take off running to the skee-ball area when I would get up to get more napkins or refills.

Afterwards, we went to Universal Citywalk and watched "Finding Nemo." Unfortunately, I don't know if Nemo got found, or how he even got lost in the first place. Chris begged me to buy him a soda during the beginning of the movie, and their craving for popcorn peaked in the remaining fifteen minutes so I had to go back out again. I'm sure there was a happy ending, but I think I need to watch it again once it comes out on video.. hahah. Rounded off the day by a trip to McDonald's and getting Happy Meals featuring Finding Nemo toys that makes shrill noises each time they're squeezed. Of course, they squeezed them over and over again until we arrived home.

A simple smile makes everything worthwhile.

Wednesday, June 04, 2003

To the wacky, zany, chum-chumminy sister of mine,

Happy 21st birthday Cindy Park!

sorry for the day-late update!