Tuesday, April 18, 2006


I was looking at pictures taken back in my first year of law school. Not surprisingly, I look younger in those pictures, which is actually fine; however, I've really gained some weight…and that bothers me for sure.

Well, I know I look fine despite the extra pounds, but I really want to cut at least 5 lb and get my body toned before graduation, which is an absolute picture-taking event from the beginning to the end.

This gives me almost 4 weeks to reach my goal—I know it's do-able.

I am always good with exercising. I lift at the gym 3 times a week, and I do cardio training at least twice (usually 3 times) a week for 30 to 50 minutes. But there's always room for improvement.

1. Record the weights I lift and systematically build up muscle strength. I used to be good with writing everything down, but I started slacking ever since I lost my notebook at the gym a while ago…
2. Add 5 minutes to both the warm-up run and easy cardio session after lifting
3. Don't skip legs day at the gym. And special thanks to Mentecky who inspired me to start doing legs again.

I have good eating habits in general, but rejecting cookies is just very difficult for me.
1. General Rule: Eat 6 meals a day, 150~300 cal per meal, approximately 1200~1400 cal intake total. Alternative: Just count the total cal intake
2. General Rule: water and coffee only. Exception: alcoholic drink when going out
3. No junk food, especially sweets and fried stuff
4. No eating after 8:30pm—Water and coffee (if desperate) only

Okay lets see what'd happen…

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Would you date a younger guy?

I was reading my friend John Chen's Xanga page and saw his question of the day: "If you are a 23 to 25 year old girl reading this, would you prefer dating someone your age or an older guy?"

The first thing that crossed my mind—Damn, I am not even eligible to answer his question because I just turned 26 on April 6th.

The second thing that crossed my mind—How come I've NEVER dated an older guy?

As a 26-year-old “girl” who went on dates with mostly younger guys, I have to say it's the maturity that matters and really not the age per se. But certainly, there's a bigger chance that the guy is more mature if he is older.

But you know what, I really want to say something nice about younger guys.

Younger guys are energetic and fun, so they make you feel younger too. I also think that guys who would go for older girls tend to be more confident. At least they are not intimidated by the girl's age and life experiences.

Also, younger guys won't act like your dad and tell you want not to do!