Poagao's Journal

Absolutely Not Your Monkey

Sep 15 2001

I’m apparently number 12 on the World’s 100 Best R…

I’m apparently number 12 on the World’s 100 Best Real People Websites. Woo-hoo! Only 11 more poisonings to go…

I was going to go down to Taichung to see Yuan-ming and some other friends, but the weather has turned crappy due to a tropical storm storm in the region, so I think I’ll just stay in and work on my book. I heard that some of Taipei’s historical buildings are open to the public today, so I might go see some of those as well.

Predictably, my boss “didn’t get around” to calling the one prospective replacement, so I still don’t know what is going to happen as far as my trip goes. In any case, I got word from a relative of mine that my grandmother’s illness has taken a turn for the worse. In the same email, I was also warned against trying to visit because my parents didn’t want me there. They reportedly think that my grandfather will not be able to stand my presence. I recall the last time I visited, after I finished film school in New York, they strenuously resisted any attempt by my brother to bring along his kids, whom I haven’t seen in many years, even though it was Christmas. That visit was a shambles.

I realize that they should have a say in this situation, and I also realize that I shouldn’t let them get to me (I tell my sister that all the time, but she lives close to them), but I still have to admit that it makes me feel a bit sad that they see me in this way.

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