Brunch at Lumba Lumba Cafe

Had brunch at a coffee shop. They roast coffee here – the whole place smells so good.

Brunch at Lumba Lumba Cafe

Okinawa Donut & Cane Sugar Ice Cream

I didn’t know what that donut thingy is called in English so I looked it up at home. According to Wikipedia:

Sata andagi (サーターアンダーギー Sātā andāgī?) are sweet deep fried buns of dough similar to doughnuts, native to the Japanese prefecture of Okinawa. They are also popular in Hawaii, sometimes known there simply as andagi. Traditional Okinawan andagi is made by mixing flour, sugar and eggs. The ingredients are mixed into a ball and deep fried.

Yum.

Okinawa Donut & Cane Sugar Ice Cream

Overpass


I have been listening to more podcasts lately while I am running. I wonder what’s the equivalent word to the “Driveway Moment” for joggers.

Anyhow, this quote made me think of summer in Michigan.

I wish I could describe better the kind of happiness mid-summer always has given me, ever since my infancy almost when the wide extents of ripe corn stretched away endlessly and gave me even then a feeling of security, of peace, of happiness. The harvest songs of all peoples have given vent to it, but not in words.

— Bernard Berenson, Sunset and Twilight, July 6, 1952

Found via The Happiness Project 🙂

Overpass

My New Pink Bike


Among many things I had been procrastinating about was getting a bike.

I had several excuses, but it comes down to making the very best decision seemed so difficult.

Now that I just bought my new bike, I don’t really care if I had any better choice or not. The fact is I have a really nice pink bike and I love it.

I’ll have to keep reminding myself: always try my best to make the optimal decision and forget the rest.

My New Pink Bike

Learning how we learn

This butterfly was sitting on a fence yesterday morning. I got really up close but she didn’t even move.

The title of this post comes from a conversation I had yesterday with @jishiha, after watching his quick demo of Scratch programming language.

Reminded me of the documentary film Waiting for Superman I watched a few months ago on a plane. The public educational system today is not perfectly optimized for what’s currently available and what works the best. As a whole we should be able to do better than this by now, but that’s not the case in reality. I liked @jishiha’s attitude on the problem though, doing what you can do at home, spreading the word one step at a time.

Scratch Day 2011 is on May 21st and there are 100 events across 34 countries planned!

Learning how we learn