Saturday, December 31, 2005

Merry New Years!

For the New Year, I don't want this jet lag feeling. I remember writing some resolutions last year, and some of them didn't turn out the way I hoped (in other words, it was exactly what I thought: they wouldn't be fulfilled). So this year, I the same:
-bring a lunch to work at least 4/5 days
-don't swear
-be nicer to those I don't like
-go to Church every week
-be a better brother
-exercise regularly
-save money
-get my motorcycle lessons
-play an instrument (buy a trumpet)
And, most a good boyfriend and person in general
Here's hoping!

And Thus Concludes...

The Great West Coast Adventure. I had a lot of fun in Vegas with Tita Helen, going Casino hopping and not sleeping so much. Believe me, I won't be doing that kind of gambling again...hoohoo. I would list down what I did on my vacation, but lately it seems like I've been lazy.
All I know is that I am happy to be back home, things are okay on all fronts, and I don't think I want to go on vacation anymore without my significant other. Well, extended vacations anyway.
Now then, laundry to do...

Monday, December 26, 2005

Off To Vegas

Last leg of the vacation, where I will gambell...

Sunday, December 25, 2005


Physically. Home. From my Girlfriend.
What a great vacation.

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Merry Christmas

And one I won't forget. After a week here, and after some news, I think I would much rather be with my girlfriend. Soon enough.
In shock and bewilderment. Wow.

It's A Mexican Explosion

Taco trucks, burritos, chips n' salsa...I'm in a Mexican heaven. The weather is crazy nice here (with the exception of the smog). It doesn't feel like the Christmas season to me, but hey apparently I wanted it this way. I miss being with my...nevermind. I think it's because I'm sick, but then again, nah.
I'll be going to my Kuya Don-Don's Service on Christmas Day (they don't call it Mass...they are part of an organization akin to BLD). It won't be exactly like Christmas Mass I'm used to, but I should keep an open mind.
Then on Monday I'm off to Sin City. Hey, it's all part of the oxymoron that is my faith!

Thursday, December 22, 2005

And Now I'm In Long Beach

In the "'hood" but lots of fun with the family here. Taco trucks here I come...

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

From San Francisco...

Herrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrre's Fat Bastard! So far during my trip, I can confidentely say that I have not gone hungry at all. In fact, the gluttony I am experiencing is not for the faint of heart (except mine).
-got here, and went to In 'N Out the first night. Good burgers.
-next day, went to Serramonte Mall, which I haven't been to in 9 years. Happy and Freddie had a party, and I had oysters. Good stuff.
-next day, went more shopping and touring around downtown San Francisco. And had a super burrito. Frikin' good stuff. I wish they had restaurants like that back home. Then again, maybe not.
-today, had Ihop, Jack in the Box, and The Stinking Rose, an all-garlic restaurant. Damn. I love garlic.
Tomorrow? Who knows, but I think a salad would be good.
I'm off to Long Beach in a couple of days, a Greyhound overnight. Then a taxicab to Kuya Don-Don's house. Hope I don't get shot!
To my Dearest Girlfriend, please don't be worried about me. I am okay during my bachelor trip. I love you and I miss you!

Friday, December 16, 2005

Gone Tomorrow

Or rather, much later today. And just my luck there is a snowstorm. Hopefully my flight won't be cancelled/delayed too long. I hope I'm not hyping this trip up too much, but I'm sure I'll have fun.
I love you baby!

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

So Close

Wow, time is really flying. And in a couple of days, I'll be doing just that.
Only thing that would make the trip perfect is if my girlfriend were with me. Awwwww....barf. I'll just look at it as my "bachelor trip." Begas vavy, Begas!

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Habby Burday Kambals

Welcome to my age.
Picked up my woodworking project today. I personally think it looks nice. And hey, it will eventually be in my house!

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Sarnia: The Tiger, The Warlock, and The Cupboard

Sharon asked me if there was a sequel. That was my response.
Pretty good movie, almost like Jumanji meets The Nutty Professor meets LOTR.
* * *
I think I'm finally done Christmas shopping. And I got back a re-re-gift (iPod Shuffle).

Friday, December 09, 2005

Poker Night

With the workmates. Should be interesting.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Billy Jayl

Watched Movin' Out with Sharon at the Canon Theatre. If there was ever to be a show that used dance interpretation as a means of narration, this would be it. I thought it was good, but then again I seem to love any live theatre.
"I love you just the way you are..."

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Last Day With Wood

I would be sentimental, but it's all good: it's all done! Just gotta stain it.

Last Day With Wood

I would be sentimental, but it's all good: it's all done! Just gotta stain it.

Last Day With Wood

I would be sentimental, but it's all good: it's all done! Just gotta stain it.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Feeling Cold

Like a pirate that shivers his timbers. Brrrrrrr matey.
Started early for work today. Somedays you have to show dedication. Today was one of those days.
I really think the lack of sun is making me fatiguey. SADD go away.

Monday, December 05, 2005

Work Hard...

...vacation harder. Been working like ka-ray-zee so I can look like I care before I leave.
Tomorrow I gotta leave my house by 6:00AM for a HACCP. At least it's in keeping with the whole "I care about my job" attitude.
Just watched parts of LOTR2. Memorable quote: "A WIZARD SHOULD KNOW BETTER!" Made me laugh for some reason.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

If It's The Most Wonderful Time...

...of the year, why do I get so stressed out every time? Maybe it's the Christmas shopping, maybe it's the vastly commercialized society I live in, maybe I'm just thinking too much. I dunno, but damn I can't wait to go on vacation.
* * *
Watched "Rent" last night. 525600 minutes...a good song, but the movie felt that long too. I think an otherwise good movie was ruined from images in my head of certain people in high school who wouldn't shut up about the play. That and I don't particularly care about those people.

Saturday, December 03, 2005


Man, I had one of those flashbacks where I saw my ex-girlfriend in the mall. Then I freaked out. But not a major freakout, I just put my head down and walked the other way to find Arvin. How old am I again?
I burnt my mouth last night from Liz's hors d'ouvers. It hurts.
Two weeks from now I'll be in California.

Christmas Thunder

Apparently that's what Arvin and Nina called Liz's party. I had fun. I even drank wine. I feel warm.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

If I Didn't Score 9 Points... team would've lost by 24. Can't believe I actually scored more than 2 points this game. All of a sudden I feel like I should be playing in the NBA. Damn.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005


So I normally preplay my regular numbers for Super 7. I won two free tickets, so I exchanged the ticket. The way it works is that I'm supposed to get my ticket back for the rest of the preplayed numbers. What happened? The stupid idiot lady didn't give me back my preplayed number tickets, instead just giving me the free ticket. The bigger idiot? Me, for not noticing until I got home (thus making it too late).
But: a silver lining.
I think this is a sign that I should not be playing the lotto anymore. I tried it out, I won a couple of times, but nothing big. Why should I waste my money on it?
I didn't realize it, but I changed. I've always said to myself not to play the lottery because it's not money you (might potential) earn. Even though the harsh realities of a fixed income hit, I shouldn't be playing this. Maybe I should be giving to charity or the Church instead. It's not like I'm in search of a miracle; I have a good life and am comfortable. In the future too, I'll be fine. And what would happen if I actually won? How drastic would my happy life change?
So with that said, I am going to stop playing the lotto, I'll just play out the rest of my tickets. Besides, I have the Casino (heh).
* * *
Hopefully I'll be done my woodworking project by this class. We'll see.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Ultimate Hustla

Been watching this show. I hate Damon Dash, but he puts on a pretty good show. Take your sorry ass outta there Kira!
Had dinner at Sharon's Papa's house with his girlfriend's caregivers cooking. Who is Filipino. It was like I ate at home!
Booked time off for my vacation officially today. Less than three weeks left!

Monday, November 28, 2005

What To Do

On an offday? Well:
-go to they gym
-buy perogies and sour cream
-look for Ping Pong tables
-go to Polish Cultural Centre and pick up copy of contract for the hall
-make perogies
-contemplate if I should take another day off tomorrow, just because I can
And then figure out what the heck to do next. I really should be more productive. Ah well, apathy rules!


Is what I did today. I was supposed to start the Christmas shopping, but I ended up just buying things for myself. Ah well.
So close to buying a 2005 cluster guage for my 2004 Echo (because it has a tach), but got discouraged from getting it due to the fact it is not a plug and play unit. Oh well. I would've just been wasting my money on it anyway.
Spoke to Tito Ramon today regarding houses. Looks like Sharon and I are going to be stuck using him as a real estate agent or he will "disown" me (whatever that means). But whatever, he'll be giving us a good wedding gift, as he says. Yeah, hopefullly a house?

Sunday, November 27, 2005


Working on a Saturday, especially when I don't really have an objective to complete (looking for bean sprouts. If found, discourage from using. Wow. Effective Public Health). Oh well, I guess I need the money.
Gotta start planning for my trip. And getting broke. Yikes.

Friday, November 25, 2005


Don't know why I wrote that as the title to this blog, but damn that's what work has been feeling like lately. It's not like I'm overworked too much. I guess I'm just not used to it. And now overtime tomorrow, on a Saturday, due to bean sprouts being implicated in Salmonella? Yeah. Right. Ah well, overtime baby!
Went to Sonia and Leo's house for dinner tonight. Nice people, albeit a little different. Can't put my finger on it (what I mean).
Also got my winter tires put on. Just a day late from the first real crazy snowfall.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Never Had One Of These In A While

A long day of work, that is. Bullets!
-dentist in the morning. No cavities. I swear that dentists are almost like criminals, the amount of money they charge. Good thing I have coverage
-busy day at work. Pick up samples. Drop off samples in Toronto. Inspections. Etc.
-go to Caledon for a public meeting with Boss. In white-out conditions. But my baby (car) made it through!
All in 13 hours, with nary a break. So this is what it's like to work in private industry. I almost caught myself feeling sorry for myself, but I shook out of it and remembered what hard work was like. Noice...feels good once in a while.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

So I Was Wrong

My woodworking project is not going to be done early. Ah well, as long as it gets done. And I didn't have that fun of a class as I had a long day of work and the worries that came along with it stuck in my mind during the time. I really shouldn't take work home with me (although it's hard to because I'm on-call. Oh well, tomorrow is the last day. Yee-uh, overtime!)
Will be in Caledon late tomorrow for an "information meeting." Oh joy. And the first snowfall is here and my winter tires are not on until Friday. Perfect timing, just perfect.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Maybe I Do Want A Lot Of Things

But who doesn't when we live in a materialistic society? Too many things to buy, not enough money. That's usually the case for 99.9999999999435231% of society though, no?
* * *
Picked up Marbs and Angel's family from the airport today as they returned from their trip from the Philippines. My goodness I'm getting old. How do I know? Marbs is much bigger and stronger than me now, and Angel is "dee-la-ga" although not too much. She bought a skateboard, and I was trying it out. I think I want one now (remember: materialistic).
My girlfriend points out: you want a lot of things then you get bored of it. Like my bike. I say to that not true, obviously. You were what I wanted most, and I'm not bored of you, am I? So

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Still Dreamin'

About that Ping Pong table. I actually went out with Ken and looked at some, wiping my drool at the same time. I was going to buy a cheap one from Crappy Tire, but then after consulting with my future wife, she told me just to get a good one. I'm so happy! There is something therapeutic about hitting a little hollow ball back and forth. I just have to convince Sharon to do it with me all the time (heh heh...that sounded dirty). Oh yeah, and I just have to convince her it won't be like my bike. I will ride it more next year. This will not be a fad. I swear!

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Feelin' Lucky

Till I scratched the Cash for Life ticket. I am not lucky to have won cash for life.
* * *
Saw some halls today with Sharon. As of right now, looks like it's between Christ The King hall and John Paul II hall. Wow, I can't believe how fast this is happening.

Friday, November 18, 2005


Officially started with the answering service waking me up at 5:45am for a fire in Mississauga. It'a been a long day thus far.
* * *
Ate a burrito from Chester Fried Chicken Mexican Food. Last time I'll eat one from there. I hope I don't get a food poisoning, but then I am going to have to investigate it since I am the on-call inspector. D'oh!
* * *
0-9 to start the season. Oh Raptors. I hope they only win 3 games this season; then it would be like my basketball team, and then truly in my head I would be playing for the Raptors. Hey, it works for me. (Yesterday's round-up: I hit a three pointer! We lost by 72 points! Whattagame!)

Thursday, November 17, 2005


Oh man, I'm having these anxiety attacks for some reason. Contrary to what people might think, it's not my impending engagement/wedding. My anxiety is a result more of two things:
1)I'm on-call for work. I hate being on-call, I should have never agreed to it, but it's overtime, and that's always good. I am hoping for no-calls.
2)I have a basketball game today, and as always my objective is to not suck so much.
Since when the heck did I become a nervous wreck?

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Workin' The Wood

Is fun. Almost done! Well, not really. But close. Good thing I went to class instead of watching the Raptors. They have now just lost 8 in a row to start the season. My goodness it hurts to be a fan. When will the madness end?

Monday, November 14, 2005

Sunday, November 13, 2005

I Can't Believe I Watched The Whole Thing

Band of Brothers. 10 episodes, at about an hour each, over two days. I haven't been this slothful in quite a while.
Good lunch with the "in-laws." Exactly what I thought: a lot of talk about Filipinos and Indians and where they are located in life.

Sloth Day

And how: watched Batman Begins (good stuff with the exception of Katie Holmes, who I used to think her cute girl act was cute but not so much anymore), then 4 episodes of Band of Brothers. Then went out with the guys and gals for Mexican, then to Mike's, then to Timmies. I am so productive.
Tomorrow is the day my parents go with me for lunch to Sharon's parents house. Should be intersting.

Friday, November 11, 2005

I Have Something To Ask You

"I love your daughter/she is my inspiration and my motivation in everything I do/there is nothing more I would like than to marry her/I just want things to be proper/so I am asking you for your blessing"
Handshake and hug. Presentation of champagne and white carnations.
* * *
The hours, however, proceeding into my request: fear, nervousness, barfy, lightheadedness, YIKES. Luckily it wasn't in my mind all this time; I just thought of finally doing it yesterday. Otherwise I think I would have aged tremendously. Although, it would seem by doing this I have aged.
* * *
We've only just begun. Wink!

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Long Day O' Work

Ah well, that's okay. Every once in a while you have to show that you care. Oh, that and to make sure you don't get fired. I may be really horrible when it comes to paranoia about that. Now I gotta fix tomorrow as much as I can. Bleh.
Woodworking is fun. I should've built a bigger and more time consuming project, as I will be done my project maybe two weeks ahead of schedule.
My muscles are sore. It's always hard trying to lift weights on a regular schedule again. I better start training for the Mississauga Marathon?

Monday, November 07, 2005

It Works!

My internet, again, at least for the meantime. Hopefully it continues to work because as I am so sorely aware, the Internet seems to be a big part of my life now.
* * *
Day off today: gym, chiro, lunch with Ken, cleaned car. I love days off.
* * *
Issued resolved, it would seem.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Happy Marriage Barbara and Trevor!

Went to their reception today at Credit Valley Golf Club. It was a small affair, and the food was amazing. I seem to be getting more and more excited about Sharon and mine(s?) wedding.
* * *
My internet is all fugged up in my room. I am moved my computer to the basement to test it out, and as by this post it seems to be working. I think we need a new router.
* * *
I love my Sharon; she will be with me till death do us part. I must remember that and not have petty little thoughts in my head ruin what we have, or make it more drama than it needs to be.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Don't Worry, Be Happy

It's hard sometimes, though.
* * *
Had a Shawarma Dinner for lunch today. Absolutely awesome. Then had a Zet's poutine. I really need to go on a diet.
* * *
Cupcakes turned out okay. Well, the cake mix one; my homemade ones were good a proof as any that a cook is only as good as his ingredients (or his recipe).

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Nervous Guy

For some reason I've been really anxious lately. But not in the good way; it feels like I'm having panic attacks. Extreme nervousness. And it manifests itself on the basketball court; I haven't scored any points in two games, I keep making turnovers, I'm playing so tense. Now it seems basketball is not so fun to me anymore. I think I just gotta get over this. Holy dramaqueen.
* * *
You may notice that I am not putting up pictures anymore. I have decided to not install "hello" because since I installed it on my last computer, I could have sworn I got viruses (viri?). So, from now on I will not post any pictures (unless I find a better program). I'll just try my hardest to describe what I want you to see.
* * *
I feel so "blah" at work. Where's the motivation?
* * *
I will bake tonight. Yes, I will do that.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Still Computering It Up

Yep, still.
Found out that Dr. Sy is not going to be in Ontario in the future, as he is going to be in Alberta. Wow, it's crazy how plans change so fast and so drastically. All the best. I'll be okay because Dr. Koh is still here (assuming BJ let's us go to

Monday, October 31, 2005

Computer Crayzay

This new computer has me downloading music, doing webcamming (with my baby cousin Nina!), watching videos, making me go crazy! I will eventually get bored of it, but not anytime soon.
I have figured out some songs I would like at my wedding. I just have to get Sharon's blessing.
Tomorrow is the first day of disclosure. Time to start inspecting like crazy.
My Hallowe'en costume at work went over well. I even entered it into the contest; too bad the webteam didn't even make me a finalist. Whomp-whomp.
Hallowe'en...the day when my doorbell rings nonstop, and my dog goes bananas. Also the time I go to Lizanor's for chocolate. Score!

Sunday, October 30, 2005

New Computer

So I feel discombobulated. I'm now using Windows XP and it is sort of frustrating, not to mention that I finally have a virus-check on my comp now. There are some pretty cool things, like hooking up my monitor to my TV so I can watch stuff on my TV (although the amount of time it took me to figure out how to hook it up...grrrrr...then again I'm not a "computer-guy." Now get me in front of woodworking tools...)
Anywho, Sharon and I went to her classmates Halloween Party and we dressed in costume. When I get pictures up and running on this computer again, I'll show you what I dressed up as. Apparently I'm an attention whore.

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Why Didn't I Think Of That Before?

Hooking up my computer to my amp? Sounds excellent...and now I am going to get my new, "improved" computer tomorrow. Now I can watch whatever is playing on my computer onto my TV. Make your own conclusions with that one. Wink Wink.
So my ego is hurt. It's sort of bothering me that those guys were saying I sucked at basketball last night. And then I thought about it: this is the first time I've ever played in a league and in a team setting. How the hell am I supposed to know what I am doing? I am just playing the hardest position (point guard). Ah well, just gotta try harder.
If all days at work were like today, I would be fired.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Basketball Sucks

When you suck. I let the stupid heckling guys get to me and I didn't enjoy myself tonight (we lost by the way and I didn't score any points...damn). I lost focus that I was only there to get a sweat on and have fun; I shouldn't care too much what people say or how my performance was. Spoken like a true in denial wannabe playa. Hey, my life could be worse; I could be those guys who stay in the gym all night criticizing people. No, seriously.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005


Sick day today.
Had a "C & Dubbs" burger. Yum.
Made cupcakes with icing (from scratch), brought it to Sharon's work and met Larry and Sandy.
Woodworking class. At the rate I'm going, my project will be done much sooner than anticipated. No complaints from me.
I almost won the $40M 6/49 draw today. I was only 4 numbers off.
Can't wait till I get to Vegas.

Never Again

Until, of course, it inevitably happens again. What am I talking about? Ironing. Everytime I stockpile about 1.5 months (minimum) worth of clothes to iron, which results in 3.5 hours (minimum) worth of ironing. And I always end up saying at least 8 times (minimum) to myself to never do it again. Then I go crazy (minimum). But at least it's done. I shall, from now on, everytime I do a load of laundry, iron right away. Right.
* * *
So my planned New York trip for the Remembrance Day weekend is cancelled. I even took off my on-call shift so I could go. But then things became apparent:
-I really should save instead of spending a lot of money
-no one is really able to go
-I really should save instead of spending a lot of money
-I am going to California/Nevada already in December
-I really should save instead of spending a lot of money
-I am planning on buying a new computer
-I get it.
But now Arvin had the fabulous idea of going to Montreal instead that weekend. That sounds like a plan, a definite plan.
* * *
Girlmore Girls. Why am I watching the new episodes instead of waiting for it on DVD? I don't know, but damn. It's a heartbreaker.

Monday, October 24, 2005

Not Sore!

Hey, I'm as surprised as you are. In fact, I even went to the gym this morning to start "working out."
The things you do to avoid ironing about 1.5 months worth of clothes: go to Square One and not really buy anything but end up spending money anyway. Okay, seriously, I am going to start ironing...ummm....tomorrow.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

19 Minutes, 62 Seconds

Did the CN Tower stair climb this morning, and I think the title of this post sounds better than "20 Minutes, 2 Seconds." I still maintain I did the race in an official time of 19 Minutes and 59 Seconds, because it took the guy at the end of the race at least 3 seconds to punch my time card. But nooooo. Here I was thinking I could finish it in 17 minutes. Yeah, if I was about 25 pounds lighter and in shape (although I still contend that "round" is a shape, albeit not one thoroughly desired). Still, I am proud to have done it and on 4 hours sleep. Not that I am making excuses or anything. No, not at all. Oh, and of course, Arvin beat me again:

Then I promptly went home and met up with Tony and Mel with Sharon for lunch and a "discussion" about weddings and stuff. I am not a kid anymore. Scary shit man!


That's what I should have practiced on, as I embark on climbing the CN Tower tomorrow morning. Speaking of which, I should be sleeping as I am due to wake up in about 4 hours from now. Why do I do this to myself?
Well, I think it may be partly because I went bowling tonight for Melissa's and Ken's Birthday thing. Bowling is fun, especially when you impress your girlfriend. Score!

Saturday, October 22, 2005

RIP To My Ninang

That I knew when I was a kid, but haven't seen in a long time until I saw her with liver cancer a couple of weekends ago. And now she died. Sharon came with my parents and I to the viewing, and saw so many kids I used to see when I was younger, except of course all grown up now.
I love you baby and you are going to have to believe me when I say "don't worry" and "I am trying." Diet's are not that fun and regardless of whether or not you think I'm trying, I am.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

I Will Not Make The NBA

According to my girlfriend, whom I painfully agree with due to my abysmal performance today at my basketball game. 2 points (at the end of the game no less), 1 rebound, and the always present bunch of turnovers. Reality sucks. Ah well, at least I got a sweat on.
Found out today that my workmate Lil' Mikey bought the engagement ring he is going to give Marcy. Wow. I mean, wow.
Gotta git more fit. I am beginning to hate being plump and unhealthy.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Funny Shirt

Found by my workmate Rowena:

If by "shut up" you mean "I love you" then yeah
Woodworking is fun!

Tuesday, October 18, 2005


I feel ridiculous saying that to clients, especially those much older than I, who do not understand the term "stool." But hey, it works.
Finally finished my caulking job, which sort of sucks. I'd rather have my cock su...ummm, nevermind.
I am having my "I want a house" phase again. Unfortunately "no money" is not a phase; it's a reality.
I hope my girlfriend gets the job she wants, whether it be in Don Mills or in Oakville. Either or would be sah-weet.

Monday, October 17, 2005

Day Off Ending By Dreaming--errr, Yeah

I had one of my patented days off from work but very busy and somewhat productive otherwise day.
-woke up, picked up some wood from Oliver Lumber for the project I am working at in woodworking class. I am intrigued as to how many different types of wood there are. I am also discouraged as to how expensive wood it. I would love to do woodworking as a hobby when I get older, but damn it's expensive
-went to the Doctor's office with my Mom, as she is sick. I also had an appointment regarding my cholesterol test. Result: back on Crestor for the time being, and more concentration on my diet and exercise yet again. I have to focus man
-Sharon had a positive interview with a company in Don Mills. If she gets it, we might have to move in the Dixie Mall area. Assuming she agrees to it
-took my car to get rustproofed. While waiting I walked to Home Depot and bought caulking for my tub, as I am recaulking it
-Al Fernandes passed by and gave me "payment" for my work on his crown mouldings. A Hugo Boss shirt. It's nice, but a tad bit too big
-went home, and recaulked my tub. If there is one thing in renovations I absolutely hate, it's caulking. Mainly because I suck at it and it gets all over my hands. But at least it's recaulked now, and will have to be recaulked again next year. Ai
-went to watch this movie with Sharon (!):

What are they looking at?
My Mom had free tickets from work, whom she also gave to neighbours and friends, who I also saw at the theatre. Nothing like free stuff! The movie was okay, with the exception of it being very predictable and sappy. If anything, I came out of it wanting to go to the track and learning how to bet on horses. That can't be good for anyone
-and exhale. Now I don't want to go to work tomorrow. Then again that's what always happens when I have a very busy dayoff

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Livin' In A Fantasy World

Fantasy Basketball World that is. I think I am assembling a good fantasy team for my Raptorblog League. We'll see. Looks like I am getting the basketball excitement again. Happens around this time every year since I became interested in the sport.
Went to Ajax today to see the Villaneuva family, whom we haven't seen in a long, long time. Awesome chocolate cake. Also found out that Gil and Marie are planning on having their wedding in late May/early June of 2007, so that should give my family enough time to recuperate for Sharon and mine's October 2007 wedding.
Also had a good, if not productive conversation with Sharon regarding our wedding. I love you baby, no matter whatever happens with our big day.
She has agreed to give me these next couple of months as my "bachelor time" so I am excused from thinking, or rather concentrating hard on our wedding. This way I can think about Vegas Baby! (Although in reality of course she's never off my mind)

Short List:

-washed car
-waterproofed deck
-broke powerwasher
-went with Sharon to Walmart, she bought me Gilmore Girls Season 4
-rented Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants
-I am still in love with Rory methinks

Saturday, October 15, 2005


Somehow I just felt it today. Nothing serious, but a slight case. Oh well, we all grow old sometime.
Work (or lack thereof). Should be an interesting week next week.
Went to Aristocrap for Riz's BDay. Ken and I were talking, and we agreed that it just almost seemed wrong to pay for Filipino food, only because we can get it at home.
Then we went to a lounge in Toronto called Tangerine. It had some great house music, but unfortunately there was no one inside the place! If Riz's party wasn't there, there would've been no one! Still, it was fun for me because two things that usually don't happen happened:
1. Sharon came.
2. I had a shot of alcohol. Yes, I did hold in my alcohol.
Busy day ahead tomorrow maybe.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

I Gotta Get Better

I was truly sucking it up today out there on the basketball court. I think I shot like 2/8, with the requisite turnovers. Practice.
So what do I do? Go to Originals with Ken for wings. I really shouldn't, as I found out my cholesterol is high again. @#$%$Q~!!! Time to diet for real again. For real!

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Okay, Got A Plan

For what I call, "Project Sharon Surprise." Although I am pretty sure it won't be a surprise. I hope it turns out good, otherwise I'll be spending a lot on wood.
Long days at work ahead I foresee. Oh well.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005


Grey, drab, dreery day. Had a lot of work today though. My future purchase to continue the VC collection:

VC means other things too
I hope an all-black version comes out.

Monday, October 10, 2005

It's A Different Thanksgiving Weekend

For one, I didn't overeat. I did, however, eat too much (there is a difference, at least in my estimation).
The Raptorblog Development League Fantasy Draft has begun. I find myself yet again GMing another fantasy team. I am on my way to being an ubernerd.

They Felt Like Sandbags

Watched 40 Year Old Virgin today. Funny shit. Screech, who you trying to kidd changing your name from Dustin Diamond to Seth Rogan?

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Screwy Net

My Dad said it may be a router problem or a virus. I hope it's neither. I didn't realize how dependent I am on the internet now. Yikes.
Yum....turkey with stuffing tonight babeeeee

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Almost Forgot

How great it is to have a girlfriend and to have a date for a Friday night. We ate at Shopsy's, and I think I ate too much. I did try a Knish and a Mozza Ball for the first time; the result was a Knish that looked like a large dog treat and a mozza ball that tasted like a cornmeal muffin being eaten in chicken soup. And I had my usual Reuben Reubin sandwich. Yum.
My body is aching like crazy. Crazy I say, Crazy.
I will be getting a new computer soon. I don't know exactly when, but I will. I went to "Alben Computers" and he'll build one for me, we'll see.
Back to Al Fernandes' again tomorrow, and hopefully we'll finish the project up.

Friday, October 07, 2005

I May Be Overdoing It

I'm not as young as I used to be. Within the past 48 hours:
-went to the chiropractor because my back was getting achey. Heard some cracks I haven't heard in a long time
-took a woodworking class. I have to plan and design something. I think I will make a sidetable for Sharon
-picked up Sharon and her parents at the airport. Made a sign that read, "Welcome to Canada!" and had flowers. Obviously my humour is not for everyone
-went to work and went crazy giving out those damn sign holders
-went to the work soccer match. I am not good at soccer, and I am doubly not good at staying fit. In other words, I was huffing and puffing like a big bad wolf. I also got banged up on my shins
-went to my first basketball game. Yet again, I am playing the role of Muggsy Bogues. Everyone are giants! Even the girl on my team is taller than me. Well, there is this small Indian guy on my team too, but I think I am going to be mad at him throughout the following weeks as he is the type to yell out directions even though he sucks. I shouldn't talk though, as I really sucked it up last night. I had 4 points, but I also had a bunch of turnovers, bricks, got blocked like twice and an airball. I really gotta start working on my game. I blame it on the fact I couldn't switch from Soccer mode to Basketball mode. Anywho, my team are a bunch of people that don't know each other, and playing against a team that has played with each other and were not half bad, I think we did pretty good even though we lost 49-42. Unfortunately, I don't see us winning a lot of games this year
And to top it off, I sprained my right pinky somehow. Ow.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

"When You Cry I Cry"

-that song has been in my head. Possibly because I keep playing it in my car
-now that I have an iPod shuffle, I can buy that thing for my car where it connects the iPod to my deck. Actually, nah
-spent the day at work cleaning and organizing the stockroom. Yep, that's my University education put to good use there
-my back was aching like it has never been aching before. I needed an emergency back massage. I ended up going to one at Sussex Centre. A Romanian girl did it for me. Before she massaged my back, she was bending over at the desk where I saw her braless chest (it's not my fault; when clevage or boobs are exposed, you can't help but look as I described in one of my other blogs). Then when she was massaging my back, I heard unzipping. Man, I thought I was at a Rub n' Tug, with the stereotypical Eastern European woman looking for work while she is an illegal immigrant. Luckily it was just a back massage
-washed my deck again. Now I just gotta waterproof it
-ordered a new sunglasses clip for my eyeglasses as I broke the original one. Luckily I have a "shady" optician, as I am now able to claim it under my health benefits
-cancelled with Al Fernandes. I needed a break-my girlfriend called me. I missed her voice. I am picking her up tomorrow at Midnight. I explained to her that I missed her and it was disconcerting not hearing her, and that it's only okay for us to go this long without talking to each other if I was the one on vacation. I think she agreed. Oh well, I am gonna see my baby again tomorrow! Score!

Monday, October 03, 2005


Maybe. Let's see, I finally went back to the gym this morning to find out that I have no more shot. I have to practice tomorrow, especially considering my first game is this Thursday at 7:40pm. I am with The Pistons. Man I hope they pass to me.
Pretty hectic day at work. At least it seemed it was.
As low as $85 a head, supposedly. (Sharon if you are reading this it is not what you think. I love you baby, but don't jump to conclusions)
Went to Kyle's house to "plan" his deck. Looks like it will be next spring we'll do it. Nice.
Went to Al Fernandes' house and continued to help him do his crown mouldings again. Not done yet. Not gonna be done for a while. What did I get myself into? Oh right, I should be nice once in a while.
My girlfriend is coming home after my first woodworking class on Wednesday. Yay!
I am gonna be a busy mofo these next couple of months. Oh yeah, and I'm gonna have to save a lot of money, especially with me going to California and VEGAS BABY in December. Dang.

Sunday, October 02, 2005


Couple things happened today:
-went to Dixie Value Mall, and what value it was. Saw these babies on sale:

N is for "Noooooooo!!! Why'd I buy them?!?"
New Balance 574. My shoe fetish continues. Oh, and I didn't just buy 1 pair, I bought two purrs. (Two different colours at least). I always wanted a pair of these, and when I saw that the original price was $99.99 knocked down to $29.99 and a further 20% off, I had to buy them(s). How could I not? I could've been worse; I could've been Arvin who bought three pairs of them. Only one of ours is matching, but man, does he have to always copy what I buy? (A funny inside joke of ours)
-bought wood for my deck. Damn lumber is frikin' expensive (that deserved an italic and bold).
-pinally peenished my stairs project. Only took much longer and much expensiver than I figured! Isn't that always the way my renos go though?
-got my plane ticket to Cali/Las Vegas. Okay, I really gotta start saving so I'll start getting broke. Ai.

I'm All Bowled Over

Went bowling today with Nina and Mr. "Cloud Nine" Mike. My arm and neck and shoulder is sore. But it was worth it to see my top score of 170 on the board. Not too bad for haven't played for about a year!

Faceless bowling is A-Okay!
Also went to East Side Mario's with BJ, Mike, and Jeff. I ate too much.
Spent the day doing crown mouldings at my neighbours house. What the heck did I get myself into? It too forever just to do their hallway. Now only three more rooms to do. Groan. And I don't even think I'm getting paid! You can imagine how I felt though when I was cutting all these pieces and kept making mistakes. D'oh! Oh well, it's not my house?

Thursday, September 29, 2005

I Will Make My Own Furniture

Eventually. I hope. A spot opened up for the Woodworking 101 course at the Living Arts Centre, and I was on top of the waiting list. So what did I do? I paid $275 for 10 7pm-10pm Wednesday class starting next week. As always, let us all hope I don't chop off my fingers.

You know what they say about woodworkers with big feet...more painful when you drop wood on it

I must be crazy.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Almost There...You Can Do It...YOU ARE A HANDYMAN

That's what I keep telling myself. I'm almost finally done my deck project, just need to buy the long pieces of wood that will act as the treads/steps. While I initially thought it would take me some time to do this project, I didn't anticipate it taking this long. Or expensive. When will I learn that whatever the budget you expect to pay, double it. Oh well, at least I got some great power tools out of it.
I also took a blood test today. Come on cholesterol! Stay low!
Turn on your speakers before you click on this:
Funny stuff.

I Hear You Loud And Clear

Went to ListenUP! Canada for my hearing test. According to the audiologist, I have excellent hearing. So I guess that leaves me with the real reason I don't hear everything sometimes when people talk to me: I am not paying attention. And I needed to get a hearing test for that? Yikes. I do have a Doctor's appointment tomorrow, so we'll see how the blood test goes.
My next powertool purchase? I think a sander. I was drooling over it today at Home Depot. I think I spend entirely way too much time in there.

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Jason Carpenter

No relation to Karen, the folksy singer. So I spent roughly 12 hours after dropping my girlfriend and her parents to the airport working on 2 planters. I don't know why it took me so damn long, but my back is hurting so I think I must be on to something. Here's what one of them looks like:

Now only if those stairs can magically finish themselves...
While I was working on them, a neighbour I haven't met before, Al Fernandes, asked me if I was a Carpenter. I had to hesitate because in my fantasy, I am. But I was forced to tell the truth and say, "I'm just a wannabe." So anywho, he asked me if I could do his crown mouldings for him, and that he'd pay me. Then he told me he was a Eucharistic Minister at Christ the King. So I have my first "job offer" but now I feel obliged not to charge him. Maybe I should've worked with the garage door closed to avoid this whole situation.
Oh who am I kidding? I'm all in my fantasy land now thinking I'm a contractor because a stranger thought I was one. What's my show gonna be called? "Marquez on Mansions"? "Real (Amature) Renos"? "While I Was Out There"? Okay, I'm gonna have to think about this.

Breaking Point!

I think I reached it, regarding the whole eating to much junk and whatnot. Time to hit the gym and go on a diet again. I have to!
Driving my Baby to the airport in about 5.5 hours. She's going to Western Canada for 10 days with her parents. Hope she has fun, I'll miss her too much.!
I am actually building something. Planters. Now if only it can get level.

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Overtime With The Hicks

Worked overtime at the Albion/Bolton Fall Fair. Bunch of hicks who didn't realize why I was asking for handwashing stations. Then one guy even responded to me after I said, "don't shoot the messenger": we don't shoot, we hang. Jerry, get the rope! Yeah. Funny.
I really, really hope no one gets sick after eating that chili that stupid Bolton Rotary Club guy made at home. I hope I don't get fired! (No, really)

Thursday, September 22, 2005

What Drama

Lost my workphone, in my manager's car. I hardly ever lose things, and the time I do...hooboy. (I lost the phone because we went for lunch together with other workmates).
I really gotta go back on a diet and go exercise. Really.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Found It!

Raptorblog Forum is bizzzzack. I can now waste my time on the internet again with this site.
I really, really should be starting those planters soon. Soon.

Monday, September 19, 2005

Being A Tool Again

I went to the Home Depot again, and saw my next future purchase. A reciprocating saw. Luckily, the future is far away and I won't buy it anytime soon.
Read an article about Stewart McKellar Cameron today. Wow.
I hope my neighbour's homemade Portugese Sausage didn't give me the stomach ache I briefly experienced. It was damn good.
I'm a sensitive schmuck. Tell me something I don't know.

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Okay, Final Plans

My new plans for the deck:

If you squint your eyes enough, you can see it
I hope this is it. Now I have to make planters though. D'oh!
Met my classmates too. Barbra is getting married. Wow, I really reached the age of marrying. Wow.


Yeah, right. Spent so much time and sweat and money today doing the stair for the deck, and it's still not half completed. Sooner or later. Yikes.
Went to Sharon's classmate Belinda's housewarming party. I ate too much chips. I feel bleh.
Gonna meet the classmates tomorrow at Cantina Mexicana. Yum...I've been on a Mexican Food kick lately.

Saturday, September 17, 2005

What A Great Friday

The day the weekend starts is always great. The only thing that sucked about this Friday was the rain, as I would have liked to have worked on the deck stairs today but I couldn't.
But whatever, my girlfriend is the best. Gay Smile!

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

I Know I'll Never Love Like This Again

Great song by Dionne Warwick. Stuck in my head.
Sharon and I went to Kim's house because it was Michael's 3rd Birthday today. It's nice when he doesn't cry and scream when he sees you.
I have thought about what else I would like for Sharon and mine's house. Perhaps a projector screen TV where my computer can hook up to it. I like to dream.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

It Was Actually Fun!

Well, not that I wouldn't have expected it to be as I always try to have fun whatever I do. But the golf game today with the Boss, Al and Judi was fun. I hit some good shots that impressed them. But whatever good shots I hit was tempered with equally bad ones. Hey, I'm an equal kind of guy.
Back to work tomorrow. I wish I had the week off.
Oh yeah, and I finished reading the book "Memoirs of a Geisha." It was bad. Gave me insight as to what Geisha really were/are (they are not only prostitutes, but classy Mistress'). I wonder what's next on the book reading list. Then again, I wonder if when I'm gonna read again. As Sharon's classmate Suzanne says, "you're either a reader or you're not." As with a lot of things in my life, I'm a straddler between the two.

Monday, September 12, 2005


That's what I'll be yelling with my Boss, Al and Judi tomorrow as we comprise a "foresome" at the Region of Peel Golf Tourney being held at BraeBen Golf Course (otherwise known as the course on top of the dump). Should be interesting. Arvin and I went to the driving range today to wack a few balls. I still got it.
"It" = "No Game"

Sunday, September 11, 2005

That Guy Is A Tool

I think they were talking about me, because the rate I've been buying tools. Yikes. The latest "need":

Now I have something to cut my pizza with
The DeWalt DW368K. I originally bought the DW368 at the Oakville Home Depot, but then after passing by my Home Depot (I say "my" because I've been there everyday for the past, oh, 4 days) I saw the DW368K for the same price. What does the "K" stand for? I guess "kit" because the only difference was it came with a carrying case. But a sweet carrying case it is. The lowdown: original price, $162. Jason found sale price, $99. Yee-uh yet again. Credit card takes quite the hit, again.
But hey, at least I'll have my tools for when I move into my house, right? Right? I'm saying this as much to convince myself as much as for Sharon, for she asked me, "are you saving for my wedding?"
Yes, dear. As long as you're saving for my Pick-Up.

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Maybe I'm Not A Mike Holmes

I never thought this hard in a long time. Trying to build stairs for a deck wasn't supposed to be this hard. Regardless, I ended up going to Home Depot 3 times, and spending a whole lotta cash. But whatever, as long as this damn project gets done. Haha...this is now referred to as a "damn project." Ulp.

Thursday, September 08, 2005


So I referred my friend Rowena from work to ING Direct, and as a result, we both got $13 for free. I better save it and invest it wisely.

Oh I know, I'll go for chicken wings today at Originals, it's been a while. I'm such a good financial manager.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

They Got Me

The Chiropractor finally got ahold of me and I felt I needed to make an appointment. Man, it's like being a part of a cult or something.
Went for a bike ride today for the first time in a long while. It was nice, I just wish I lived near more trails.
Meetings, meetings and more meetings for the next couple of days. I am also contemplating if I should work overtime on Saturday; I don't think it would be a bad idea considering I've been thinking a lot about Las Vegas lately. Ohoh.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Taking This Power Tool Obsession To A New Level

And I didn't even buy a level yet! But I did get this:

Now imagine it with the bag off...yeah babeeeee
Delta MS275 Mitre Saw, 15 amp power. I couldn't really resist. I mean, regular price was $250 and I got it for $100. It was unadvertised. The model just below it, the MS250, 13 amps, was the same price. So of course with that in mind, it just sealed the deal. I now own a power saw.
Of course I do have another rationalization for it: I am fixing my deck. I gave it a good powerwash today and it took out almost 10 years worth of dirt; the deck looks much better and new. Now only if my hands didn't kill me...

Being A Renovator Hurts

I tore down my deck structure today. I also tore down my body. Yikes.

Monday, September 05, 2005

Found Out Something Today

Win one of these at the CNE for your girlfriend playing a game where you throw a ball and you have to break two beer bottles in a row, and it turns her on:

Big Head...heehee
I actually had fun at the CNE today with Sharon, Mike and Christie. I always thought the place sucked, and while it prolly does, the company makes it better. That plus the fact I actually have the money to do stuff there now. Oh, and I also ate like a crazy obese person today. Back to being "healthy." Yargh.

Saturday, September 03, 2005


I think that's what I have. I seemed to have developed it after all these years. I should prolly go to a Doctor or something.
Finally went to White Bros. Fish n' Chips in the Beaches. Truly a good piece of battered halibut.
Just saw a clip of Kanye West saying that George Bush does not care about Black People during a telethon for New Orleans. He's wrong; George Bush doesn't care about anyone but him and his rich cronies. Also, can Kanye just shut up already?
Played some poker with Ken, Mikey, Nit, Walter and Martin. I think my poker cravings have gone towards more of a "fad" now. It was good while it lasted.
I won while playing Cash for Life. Oh how I wish it was the actual grand prize, but I'll settle for the $6 I won (which in reality is really $2 since the ticket costs $4).
Oh I also went to Tony's restaurant for lunch with him. We had authentic Azorean food. Yummy.
Work tomorrow for the WNV Dead Bird Reporting line. I better bring my book; I would be surprised if I had more than 2 calls.

Friday, September 02, 2005

Go On Get Your Hair Did

So I did. Low-fade/Afro in the house.
Last day of dance class with my baby. It's been a great ten weeks, looking forward to ballroom dancing now.
Got to go to the gym, got to stay motivated...

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

After Over A Decade...

...of getting free haircuts, I've finally decided that I should get my barber a "good quality" shaver. I can't count how many different shavers we've been through, but here (hopefully) is the last one:

I should've got a Flowbee. Just because.
Of course until the inevitable happens and it gets dropped.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

New Balance 890

Got them today to "help me" run. Then I actually went for a run. Then I remembered what it's like to have thighs that feels like it's concrete.

Now imagine these on a non-athletic guy
* * *
Sharon got me two books: "Memoirs of a Geisha" and "Why Do Men Have Nipples?" Time to start a readin' again

Monday, August 29, 2005

Angry At Myself

For being selfish. Oh, and embarassed too. Bleh.

Sunday, August 28, 2005

And Back

And burnt. After taking 7 hours to get there in the rain (don't ask, just we got lost multiple times) and only spending a day there, it! I ate a lot of junk again, so I have to start getting "healthy." I should have motivation, as I start my basketball league next month. I will train, hardcore. Oh yes, I will.

Friday, August 26, 2005

And For The Third Time This Year...

...Camping! This weekend and Kiran (Sharon's friend) is driving. Hopefully it will be relaxing.
Had a talk with Boss today regarding things such as the students being slackers and my eventual move to the Mississauga office. I felt bad "squealing" on the student I really dislike, but dammit I already have people I can't stand being above me and any way I can help it from being under me I will as well. I also had to endure the Boss telling me that it was because of him I have a job. Bleh. I guess it's true, so I shouldn't say much about that. But frick that, I am one of his best PHIs there, so he should be grateful to have me.
Who knows where the future will lie?

Wednesday, August 24, 2005


Can't remember when it's been this long since my last post. Guess I've just been thinking about stuff lately, including:
-how much money I'm spending
-spending even more money playing in the Region of Peel's golf tourney
-how long I take washing my car, and that I don't really have any pictures of it (so in the future I can look back and say, "this was my first car"). So I took one after I washed it:

-I called in sick this past Monday. I am trying to determine when else I can call in sick
-I love my girlfriend, and I wish I made more money for the both of us (well, really more money so I can buy more things I want)
-really contemplating buying more car parts for my car. Although it is starting to die down, as the harsh realities of "saving" are coming to light and that a car is just a car
-planning my trip for California, which in itself is going to be quite expensive
As you see, a lot about money has been on my mind. I always say I've never been the type to think that hard about money but sometimes you don't have a choice. And I want to be a furniture maker as my next career? Yikes