Sunday, June 25, 2006

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Friday, June 23, 2006

Grouchy no more?

The last three weeks I've been constantly tired and irritable. Hacking cough, fatigue, bloodshot eyes, pounding headache, aching joints, sore throat, poor sleep patterns, and depression. As soon as one symptom went away, another one popped up - same song, different malady.

But today I feel better. I didn't cough at all last night, so I'm sure Vanessa will be happy too. The previous night I had a protracted series of coughing fits and she moved back to the bed she had been sleeping in for the last couple of weeks. ~sigh~ I didn't want to infect her with what I've got of course, but I'm not used to sleeping alone anymore. Last night felt better. I slept better with her snuggled up against me, and I didn't cough, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

I apologize to anybody I've been pricklish with the last couple of weeks. It wasn't you, it was my crappy health that was making me such a grouch. I resolve to be healthy, happy and productive starting today. ~cough, cough~

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

My Taiwan Beer Commercial

A couple of months ago, some of my wife's colleagues from the advertising/production company where she used to work approached her with the idea of shooting a commercial about foreigners who live and work in Taiwan, AND drink Taiwan beer. I qualified.

Anyway, it's finally ready. It's a two minute web commerical, but depending on "consumer response" they might make it into a TV commercial. I'm not holding my breath, though. The commerical can be found on the Taiwan Tobacco and Liquor Monopoly website, 3rd film from the top, or you can watch it below, where it's hosted on google video.

The commercial is a little cheezy, I'm not entirely happy with my Mandarin, the script was mediocre, they failed in their promise to make me look "slimming", and the production is kind of sketchy in places, but whatever. Anyway, enjoy!

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Monday, June 19th, 2006

I think I'm finally getting over my damn cold. My eyes aren't as red as they were a few days ago (completely bloodshot on Saturday), and my head doesn't ache anymore. I still have a nice resonant cough, but I hope that's on its way out, too.

The car is acting up. ~sigh~ Looks like we need a new radiator, again. Also new brake pads, and a new right headlight. Fortunately parts for an old Honda Civic are pretty cheap, but I'd be happier if I didn't have to pay anything at all.

I'm hungry now, and there's not a lot of food in the house, so I might just reheat some pancakes that are in the fridge. Not a great dinner, but at least it's something.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Absolute Sexy!

Last night we went to Luxy. Rock Idea, the company behind my beer commercial was having a PR event to promote Absolut Peach Vodka, and they gave us 70 invites to Luxy, with all you can drink vodka cocktails. We went and although I'm still under the weather with a cold that I can't seem to shake, and Vanessa couldn't drink because of being pregnant, we still had a good time. Anton and I kept busy plying each other with girly-drinks, and V and Trudy had a good time as well, I think. V was looking particularly fabulous last night as the pictures below (taken by Joyce) will attest:

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

What's Up in Taiwan? I am!

Last week I did an interview with What's Up In Taiwan, a site that does weekly podcasts of individuals around the island. Nice guys - you can hear the interview by clicking here.