Thursday, February 10, 2011

Winter Clothing Sort

Hi everyone!

Even though it feels like it's already springtime at Stanford ... we're getting ready for our next event that has a chillier theme. Tzu Chi is teaming up with BCAS and Orchard International to sort through winter clothing donations on Saturday, February 12.

We'll be gathering at Tresidder Union Bus Stop at 12:30 pm to carpool to the warehouse in San Jose. Please fill RSVP if you'd like to help out!

P.S. Don't forget to register for the all-California Tzu Ching retreat at the end of the month, ASAP! You'll get to meet up with all the cool Tzu Ching from around the state.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

California Tzu Ching Retreat

The all-California Tzu Ching Retreat is coming up at the end of the month, on Sat/Sun February 26 & 27.

The intrepid UC Davis chapter will be hosting the event (located on their campus in pastoral Yolo County) and they'll be providing accommodations for us on both days. Our fellow Tzu Chi volunteers from UC Berkeley, UC Merced, San Jose and San Francisco will all be there!

This is a great opportunity to meet up with other Tzu Ching and find out about the projects they're implementing at their schools, as well as to absorb some Tzu Chi culture. =D The theme they've chosen is "Environmental Protection."

It'll be a worthwhile weekend, with workshops on putting "compassion into action" and plenty of other fun activities, too! If you're interested, don't forget to register. It'd be great if our whole Stanford team could represent!

P.S. We will figure out transportation soon. For now, we can just put "Friday" and "Sunday" for arrival/departure, and "Carpool" for Mode of Transport.

Hey there, California Tzu Ching!

We're Kacey and Gina, leaders of the UC Davis chapter,
and we'd like to welcome you all to
attend a retreat at the end of February.

Our whole team has worked hard to plan the activities,
and we look forward to seeing you there!


Sunday, February 06, 2011

Outside my window

"Spring is already here! Birdsong and blossoms are in the air..." I wrote on Facebook.

My friend Cristina said in response: "That's very mean of you... this is basically my view outside of my window right now:"

So I apologized, telling her, "Look, we have winter here too! Gnarled trees with bare branches."

I'm not sure if I should tell her that if you turn around 180 degrees, this is the view:

^  ^

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Happy Year of the Rabbit!

新年快樂!Wishing everyone a wonderful Lunar New Year!

Here are some photos of a cuddly creature that showed up at my friend Emily's doorstep last week. After finding this fellow, she came across another one of these bunnies on the lawn, and has adopted both of them.

I'm so cute you could almost 兔

It's my year, but I wanna share it with you too! 新年快樂!

The Year of the Rabbit is finally hare!

Hope you encounter many unexpected bunnies this year as well. =D


P.S. Here are some Year of the Rabbit graphics that I've seen online and liked: