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Wednesday, July 7, 2010


The other day, one of my students said to me, "Some actions of you are like Phoebe on Friends." I took it as a compliment. I always did like Phoebe.

On a seemingly unrelated note, my favorite dumpling vendor has gotten used to me saying "我饿死了! wo3 e4 si3 le! I'm starving!" when I approach his cart. So now when he sees me coming down the street, he yells out the phrase: "E-si-le!", & the rest of the street vendors chuckle & repeat "E-si-le!" I guess that's my name on the streets now. 

The other day when he yelled his usual greeting, "E-si-le!", I noticed that it sounded a lot like "Ursula", which was the name of Phoebe's twin sister on Friends. My blog post comes craftily full circle. 

After thought: I guess it's also the name of Disney's evil sea witch, but that's okay. We all have a maverick side.


Michael said...

I never thought about it before, but come to think of it "Some actions of you ARE like Phoebe on Friends"

Steve Skinner said...

Hey, it's good to be recognized even on a crowded street!