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Greetings! My name is Sam J and I am a student at Harvard University. Perhaps this blog will present a little look into the mundane yet unique events that make up my life.
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:: Wednesday, January 22, 2003 ::

Today, my grandparents took me out to the local department store to buy me a jacket. I'm not sure if it's a universal thing, but Asian grandparents really like to buy their grandchildren things. My grandma wouldn't let me go until I had bought something in the store. She really wanted to buy me this $150+ coat, but I thought it was a bit excessive and opted instead for a nice pair of cargo pants, which went for a more reasonable $15 (US dollars). The exchange rate is very favorable here, so everything seems very cheap. For lunch, we had wonton soup at this restaurant that is most famous in Taiwan for its wontons. Even the president of Taiwan would stop by often to have wonton soup there. My grandma is good friends with the owner; they used to be neighbors. For dinner, we went to this really nice restaurant where they set a boiling pot in front of you and let you cook your own vegetables, meat, etc. yourself. Then, after you cook your own food, you dip it in a really delicious sauce. I guess it's kind of like a fondue restaurant in that you're dipping food, but it's different in that you are dipping the food in boiling water to cook it.

:: SL 6:34 AM [+] ::

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