At Tea Talk we briefly share how we are feeling and what we are thinking.

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I’m having japanese genmai green leaf tea. Warmed, not chilled.

My mug is one of those little gifts that piled up on my desk over Christmas 2010.  I picked it at random from among many mugs and cups in the faculty office today.

I’m feeling cold but grateful to be indoors. We haven’t had the AC on since this morning but when I went outside for a quick break, it was still cold. I actually heard the wind howling. Hang on I’ll check…

It’s 26 degrees C according to wunderground. Tonight it will even drop to 18. I know it’s not cold at all for you ladies in the western hemisphere, but for some southeast asian bloods, that’s noticeably cold already.

On my mind are things in my to-do list: freelance editing and a volunteer job for the UN.  They keep me from being bored to death. And one motivation is this –

Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.