15 February 2009

a vday of many dates

v-day dessert...complements of the king and i

typically valentine's day in my family is like another mother's day, since february 14th also happens to be my mom's birthday. but as this year i'm away from home and can't celebrate with her, and since i have no other romantic ties, then it left the day open and free of any real commitment beyond a phone call to mom.

it was quite a nice day, actually, mostly spent with good friends. first there was brunch at cafe luna with my architecture bible study. this place really surprised me. i can't tell you how many times i've passed this unassuming little nook without a second glance, and yet after experience, i would certainly go back. the staff had such an attitude of hospitality and made scrumptious homemade food (brioche french toast, mmmm). so the group sorted out when we would be meeting this semester, and i'm praying we'll be able to really commit to the group and to each other even despite our crazy schedules.

yushiro, jennifer, reem, and kathy before digging in

then some work in the studio...and then dinner with a few studio folks over at the king and i, a thai restaurant just across the longfellow bridge in beacon hill. the last time i had been there was at least 3-4 years ago with jeanette and allan, so i wasn't sure what to expect this time around. the food really was quite yummy and made for a lovely valentine's day family-style feast. we joked and said that yushiro had 4 valentine's day dates...not to make his girlfriend jealous, of course.

then some post-dinner fun...too distracted to get back to work:

and lastly, a mit valentine:

roses are red.
actually, a rose, as you may know, is a perennial flower shrub or vine of the genus rosa, within the family rasaceae, that contains over 100 species. each petal is divided into two distinct lobes and is usualy white or pink, though in a few species yellow or red. therefore most roses are really not red, but many have been selectively grown to exhibit this specific phenotype

violets are blue.
much like hte rose, flower colors vary in the genus, raging from vilet, as their common name suggest, through varios shades of blue, yellow, white and cream, whilst some thypes are bicolored, often blue and yellow. let's assume that in this case we are dealing with a flower that reflects electromagnetic waves dominated by energy with a wavelength of roughly 440-490 nm.

i have a problem set (or studio project) due monday,
and so do you.

so please accept this token of endearment and do not attempt further social communication with me until
1:05pm EST monday, february 16, 2009 AD.
thank you for your time.


  1. sounds like a fun valentine, though the mit poem is a bit (read: a lot, very, totally) dorky!!

    eric did the most romantic thing for me this valentines.. he cleaned house!!!

  2. thanks for sharing...the food picture got my attention :) glad you got to share yummy food w/friends! love and hugs.