Tuesday, October 7, 2008


I had a nightmare a few days ago. When I was walking on a street, I saw a lot of dead, bloody, cats and big dogs. I did not know why black ones only. It was a little scary, but I kept walking down the street. I usually forget what I dream. However, when I saw a headless pigeon, which was real and shocking to me, it brought back a memory.

I have heard that dreams we see sometimes have a message to us. Therefore, I checked out a few websites about oneirocritics.

First of all, black cats mean that something bad could happen to me. However, it also means that I could meet someone of the opposite sex. Secondly, hurt or old dogs mean that something bad could happen, and especially big dogs mean people around me. Thirdly, although black means that something bad could happen, I have a strong power to get over it. Fourthly, dead animals mean that I have a low self-e steem now, which is actually true. Finally, bleeding means spending money or a signal of a disease.

From all of the above, I guess that something bad could happen to me or to the people around me, but I could get over it. Of course, I am not sure but I should be careful of. As it happens, I was going to visit a few temples with my friend on that day. Thus, I prayed for my happiness very much. I really hope that it works!

Thursday, October 2, 2008


I heard about the bankruptcy of Gateway21, which was an agency to support international students. I actually asked for their support while I stayed in Canada with a working holiday visa about four years ago. In Canada, they found a nice host family for me, received mail for me and helped us with many circumstances. In addition, they let us use their office address as a contact so that we could open our bank account and subscribe cell phones. Thus, I appreciate them.

However, they had changed. Although they got paid from students, they had not paid for school fees, support fees to each of their offices in the world, not host families for these several months. Then they filed for bankruptcy. Someone said that the company president started a new business using the money but fell down.

Many people have been working very hard and saving their money to go abroad. However, because of the bankruptcy, all of them cannot get any support any more and might not be able to get any refund. Moreover, some of them cannot go to school, some have to move out from their host family's place, and others have lost their shirts. I think that it is a kind of fraud, isn't it?

I have no personal damage, but have mixed feelings about it now. I just hope whoever already stays or plans to go abroad through the agency will have a great time and reach their goals.