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Green Tea and Me

I don't think I've mentioned my green tea habit. I almost always have a cup of green tea on my desk when I'm writing. In the old days, I used to buy bags of green tea in a box, then I moved up to loose green tea (it was called Gunpowder) that I bought in Chinatown... and then... (I'm trying to build a little suspense here... good practice for the scene I'll be writing later)... and then... my friend Evadne went to Japan and brought me back... green tea. But not just any old green tea. Very fancy green tea. Very fancy, very tasty green tea. I've been able to find something like it here in Montreal and a little bag of it is as expensive as a bottle of not-so-expensive wine. Now what, you might ask, does today's blog entry have to do with writing? For me, it's about routine. Here I am, sitting at my dear old desk, sipping my tea from my favourite cup (that's another story which I'll leave for another day), listening to the familiar sounds of my house... and I can feel myself gearing up to write. I am the sort of creature who enjoys routine. If your plan for the new year has anything to do with writing, you might try finding a routine that works for you. Okay then, gotta go and try to build a little suspense in that new book of mine. There's a white-out (which means a really bad snowstorm) and a little boy who thinks he's Spiderman has disappeared. My poor main character is in a pickle -- I'm going to leave him there for a while.... 
Shame on Me!
Happy New Year to You!
 

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Guest - Kim on Thursday, 03 January 2008 18:08

Gunpowder tea was my drink by excellence during the summer while I was working on puzzles Where do you find yours? I might try it at some point.
I enjoy routines and schedules most of the time (with my hectic schedule, it's the only way to fit everything in!), and I do admit that, for Journal writing, I keep trying to tell myself I'll write in the morning, and somehow I always end up writing right before going to bed -- however, today I got it done around 1:30 P.M., so I'm proud of that Now, my New Year's resolution is to continue keeping my Journal... I'm actually enjoying it for real, now -- especially because it's not graded!!

Gunpowder tea was my drink by excellence during the summer while I was working on puzzles :) Where do you find yours? I might try it at some point. I enjoy routines and schedules most of the time (with my hectic schedule, it's the only way to fit everything in!), and I do admit that, for Journal writing, I keep trying to tell myself I'll write in the morning, and somehow I always end up writing right before going to bed -- however, today I got it done around 1:30 P.M., so I'm proud of that :) Now, my New Year's resolution is to continue keeping my Journal... I'm actually enjoying it for real, now -- especially because it's not graded!!
Guest - Sophie B. X. on Thursday, 03 January 2008 22:47

My late grandfather , who lived in northwest of China, was a big tea fanatic; he left boxes and boxes of tea when he passed away, many of them still fresh. My father and I brought most of the tea back and gave them as presents, and the tea was put to good use so I'm sure my grandfather would have been happy with the arrangement. Here, in the West, when you have no ideas on what to buy for any sort of occasion, you can give chocolates. The East equivalent of that, in my opinion, would be tea.

;D It's so goofy

My late grandfather , who lived in northwest of China, was a big tea fanatic; he left boxes and boxes of tea when he passed away, many of them still fresh. My father and I brought most of the tea back and gave them as presents, and the tea was put to good use so I'm sure my grandfather would have been happy with the arrangement. Here, in the West, when you have no ideas on what to buy for any sort of occasion, you can give chocolates. The East equivalent of that, in my opinion, would be tea. ;D It's so goofy
Guest - Lawrence Lin on Friday, 04 January 2008 03:45

;D My dad is a BIG tea fanatic too. Always teaching me how to taste the taste in the tea leaves, always telling me something spirtual about tea. So I understand when you almost always have a cup of tea at your desk when you're writing because I always need a cup of coffee and a few pieces of cheese when I sit down and think about something to add on to my blog. Sounds like your next book is going to be pretty interesting, your little summory of that new book of yours caught my attention!!!! I will keep my eyes open for it. By the way, I posted more new blogs on my Live space. http://yellowjordan.spaces.live.com/default.aspx, check it out if you have the time!!! Ohh~ and by the way HAPPY 2008~

;D My dad is a BIG tea fanatic too. Always teaching me how to taste the taste in the tea leaves, always telling me something spirtual about tea. So I understand when you almost always have a cup of tea at your desk when you're writing because I always need a cup of coffee and a few pieces of cheese when I sit down and think about something to add on to my blog. Sounds like your next book is going to be pretty interesting, your little summory of that new book of yours caught my attention!!!! I will keep my eyes open for it. By the way, I posted more new blogs on my Live space. http://yellowjordan.spaces.live.com/default.aspx, check it out if you have the time!!! Ohh~ and by the way HAPPY 2008~
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