Wednesday, February 28, 2007

No Gas

Normally that would be a good thing for me (it could get smelly), but not a good thing when you have to fill up your car. This is the first time I've ever seen multiple gas stations actually run out of gas. Of course I would think it's just so that the gas companies can gouge the consumer, but when you think about it, gas is a very precious commodity (even worth more than gold or diamonds; to me, at least). Just a good thing I don't have a gas guzzler.
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Just SHUT UP. Jeez, when I get a massage, I want it to be a relaxing, quiet experience. Why the heck does this new massage therapist I went to insist on asking about my life? Is it because we're both Filipino? Needless to say, I won't be going to her anymore. Sucks that my regular massage therapist was not available until next week. Unfortunately, I needed a massage now. Damn snowboarding
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Went to Cooper's to watch the Raps game (it's becoming recurrent, me going there whenever the Raps play) with Melanie, Ron, Nina and Ron's friend Gup. Nice guy, this Gup. He's this Indian guy who said two things (inadvertantly) while at Coop's that made me laugh:
1. While watching the Raptors demolish the Rockets, I commented that the Raps were lucky that Yao Ming wasn't playing. Gup said, "screw that, they wouldn't take sympathy on us if Bosh was injured. Kill them, kill them all." He said that last part as soon as the waitress came to our table. All I could imagine was the waitress thinking he was part of Al Queda.
2. On the Rockets, there is this player whose name is Luther Head. When he went in for a layup, Gup shouted, "Damn Head, I hate Head." Again, just as the waitress came back to our table at that instance. Oh man

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

I Am...

...restless. Very much so. Can't explain it much.
At the same time I am glad that at I am going to get a one hour massage tomorrow to help soothe my aching body.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Sore Day

So sore that I called in work for a Sick Day. Well, not really, I just didn't really want to work. But then I ended up shovelling my driveway, and helping my two neighbours shovel theirs. Because that's a good way to get over a sore body. Sucks.
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I have a test tonight in Filipino class. Just like how I treated school when I was younger, I didn't study. Yes! I mean opo!

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Hurry Up, I'm Getting Uncomfortable

Everytime I watch an awards show, especially the Oscars, I always get uncomfortable watching the award winners say their speech. I always mentally urge them to hurry up before that dreaded music goes on and then they have to finish up their speech and subsequently don't have enough time to thank everyone they wanted to. When two people win an award, I always feel bad for the second person trying to say their speech because the first person always hogs the mic first. I mean, the second person just wants to thank their husband/wife! Oh, and when the people take their sweet time getting to the stage; it's no wonder they never have enough time to say their entire speech. And don't get me started on people winning that have foreign accents trying to get through their speeches in English. Bring an interpreter!

If I won, I would run to the stage, thank everyone in under 8 seconds, run off the stage, and then catch the director/producer having dead air. Yeah, whaddup now?
I'm a geek.


That's what they should call Snowboarding because after the first time in my life trying it, I'm...sore. And here I was, cocky and all, thinking that I would never get sore trying out snowboarding. Oh, and I also thought I would be able to, you know, snowboard.

Then reality came crashing (literally) down on me. I have a horrible centre of balance, and mentally I'm still freaked out I'm gonna fall and break a bone or seven. Didn't help seeing, on my first run down, someone horribly injured and an ambulance having to take him away.
Which is a shame because I can see how snowboarding is fun. Went to Glen Eden (Kelso) with Sharon, Arvin, Nina, Maria, Melodie and Mark. In the end, after almost wrecking my ankle and making a fool of myself on the slopes (you fell? Get up! Takes you 5 minutes to get up? You still look cool! Not!), I am thinking that this sport may not be for me. Luckily I have brothers who are into it so I didn't have to spend so much on equipment (it's expensive!).
Maybe tobagganing is the way to go. In fact, half way through my first run, I took off my boots and rode my board down like a tobaggan. Which, when I think about it, makes sense. As I've said plenty of times before, I'm inherently lazy, so sitting down instead of standing up seems natural.
Doing the basics on my second run down
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I'm surprised I was able to do something so physical after only about 4 hours of sleep. Went to Squeeze Nightclub for Marcin's birthday last night with Ken and a bunch of the white Oakville girls. It was actually fun with good music...I even got to somewhat dance and grind (interpretations may vary, but obviously the one I think matters the most) with a complete stranger who happened to be hot(tish). I told Sharon about my infidelity. She laughed. Oh yeah, that's right, I'm a playa.
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Watching the Oscars right now. Ellen is funny.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

To Quote BJ

So I can laugh at him (or conversely he'll laugh at me if he goes through with what he's planning):
"and dont' feel like investing much in a wedding...we'll just have a small one i'm hoping"
Note to self: show this to him, what, five years down the road?

Friday, February 23, 2007

Maybe The Grass Is Greener Where I Am

Not that I have a choice or anything. Just got word that the transfer I was seeking is not going through because of lack of funding (they had to choose between filling in the vacated spot I was looking at or rehiring one of their admin staff to a new position; guess who won). Oh well, it was worth a shot and I certainly wanted it a lot, but in the end it's okay (I'll just keep telling myself that). Damn good thing I didn't tell everyone...just a lot of people...not everyone (lol).

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Byebye Fred Jones

You were an awkward fit to the Raps anyway, at least you'll get some playing time in Portland.
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This unusefulness feeling I'm getting at work is becoming somewhat ridicurous. I obviously will complain if I have too much work, so it's only fair that I complain that I have too little work. On top of that, I'm still waiting to see what happens with this transfer. Government bureaucracy at its best!

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

For You I Will Fight AND Defend

So everyday, twice a day at least, for the past two weeks straight I've been hearing that Avril Lavigne song from the movie Eragon. Sharon doesn't particularly like the song. So naturally, of course...I like it. But that's okay, because I didn't really like the movie. The song's not too bad. Especially when this part of the song comes up:
Sharon in the background running away with a bucket of glowing red
Oh yeah, I'm fighting and defending baby.
Aside from the fact she dropped out of high school (but then again, who cares, she's rich) and only started getting prettier after she got married, Avril Lavigne is not that bad. But then I think that she can't really be that angry anymore, so there goes her music career as a rocker. She should move into ballads...yeah...ballads...

I see you Jasonragon

Tuesday, February 20, 2007


If there's ever one thing in this world that makes me feel uncomfortable is watching TV with my parents and a sex scene comes on. Seriously, that makes me totally shut up, look down and total sense of unease. Something just as awkward happened today while I was eating dinner with my parents and for one reason or another the Discovery Channel was on the TV while we ate.
Pandas having sex.

I kidd you not. And not only that, my parents were laughing and further laughing when the guy on the TV said the pandas did it for 29 minutes. Needless to say, I wasn't exactly done chewing my food that moment. Ick.

Monday, February 19, 2007

He Said Exactly What I Was Thinking

In Tagalog class today, we watched a movie about the Philippines. I don't know exactly how that relates to learning the language (it was in English) but we watched it anyway. The teacher then made us fill out a sheet with one of the questions being, "how did you feel as you watched the film?" Everyone, including myself answered with "oh that Philippines is very diverse." An old white guy said, "that instead of watching this film and learning about the culture we should be learning how to speak." Oh snap. Exactly what I was thinking.
Just another example of how Filipino's annoy me. Damn teacher.


That's the sound my head made as I caught an elbow this morning playing basketball with these tall guys. Needless to say, I was a little woozy. Good thing I didn't get a concussion. At least, I don't think I did.
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The sun is starting to shine early and much later now...always an exciting time of the year.
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Tagalog Class 3. Let's see if I learn anything today

Sunday, February 18, 2007


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Vietnamese Subs are awesome and cheap.
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Wanted to go tobogganing today, but no one else wanted to go. Plus, it was crazy cold, so maybe it's a good thing we didn't go

Saturday, February 17, 2007


Good thing I got free tickets, because man, I'd be pretty disappointed if I paid $20. Then again, I think the show is only good if you're in the market for a new car. Maybe it didn't help much that my legs and feet are aching due to all that walking and the running I did this morning.
Oh yeah, I'm trying and actually "training" for my10km race. Only 84 days left...eep
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NBA All-star weekend this far it's quite the ghettoness. Dayum.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Duckin' Full

Ended up at Peking Man Restaurant for lunch with Mikey and Rowie. Awesome peking duck. I don't think I'll be eating for the rest of the day. Satisfied, but feeling like ugh...

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Talking To Old Guys

So I have these old guys that work with me. Now, they're not that that old (one is 55, the other is 58), but together they've been working with the Health Department for combined over 70 years. Naturally, they like to look back fondly on the past and try to remember when things were "like this."
Every once in a while, one of them would like to chat with me. I like to think of myself as respectful of my elders, so if anything, I keep an ear open and appease them with my full attention. This morning, though, I somehow got stuck talking to both of them at the same time. Now while it may be like I'm complaining over something silly, keep in mind:
1. One of them likes to talk and talk about how it was in the past, but I don't think he realizes that he is changing the subject every couple of sentences thinking he's making some great segways. Total non sequiturs, unfortunately
2. The other likes to display his "memory" of people he once worked with, for, or just in general, met in life. Unfortunately, he says aloud, "what's his name?" followed by him humming and hawing and tilting his head up high trying to remember the person's name. One literal minute later, he finally remembers (if he's lucky), and in the meantime he doesn't let anyone else say anything because of the aforementioned vocalized humming and hawing
3. The first guy likes to group things he's talking about (ex. "Jason, settling for retirement comes down to five things...") followed by him counting down using each finger. The problem is, he does this haphazardously. What do I mean? Basically, he'll give me the top three reasons to something he is grumbling about, but then when he gets to the second point, he'll realize that he doesn't have a third point (I'm assuming he thought he could improvise). So what does he end up doing? Changing the subject thinking he's making a great segway into a related point. Again, though, it turns out to be a non-sequitur
4. I have to keep saying, "yes, uh-huh, mmmhmmm, yup, right, of course" realistically, pretending I have full concentration as to what they are saying. Interspersed in this is me trying to change the subject to a concluding statement to perhaps end the conversation, but then eventually it turns into...
5. Them taking a seat beside me. At that point I know I'm going to have to be in this conversation for the long haul. And try to hide the pain in my face I sometimes get when, quite frankly, I'm not in the mood to socialize with them because...
6. They are literally grumpy old men. They like to talk negatively, about, well, mostly everything and how "it wasn't like this when they started out in the field"

"I remember when I was worth six pence, none the richer"
Eventually, I try to convince them to retire. No such luck, yet. I hope my Dad isn't like this at his work. I also hope when I get to their age...actually, scratch that. I can't even imagine what it's like to be 30. I hope oldness isn't hereditary

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Malagayang Ballentynes!

How did you spend yours? I spent mine...alone! Well, seeing as how Sharon doesn't really believe in this day (score!), and I somehow got my hands on a free Raptors ticket from Walter (who's spending his first Valentine's Day with his gyrlprend...awww...), I had a date with myself. Oh and Walter's cousins, who he usually sits with. Great game, the Raps won. I forgot what it's like to have a winning Raps team.
Just sucks that everyone still boos Vince. Seriously? It's old now.
Even more sucky/embarassing? Finding Ron and him telling me that some seats are unoccupied near the court. Then going there, only to discover that the occupants of those seats decided to actually show up for the second half. Damn! I just ran back upstairs to my original seat...haha...

Snow Day!

So then why the heck am I at work? Man, I suck.
But what sucks even more are people who think today is a bad weather day. It's not that bad! It's just freezing cold and windy, really. And the roads are plowed (although there was that one moment where I thought I would lose control of my car. Thank God for snow tires).
Oh, I also had a scare this morning locking my keys in the car. My Dad took the spare key, and I always lock my doors when I'm warming up my car. Needless to say, there were some tense moments within myself (tingly biyag), but luckily the passenger side door was open (it's usually locked). I'd like to think someone up there was looking out for me. Which reminds me, I should get a copy of my car key made.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007


That's what I was thinking as I hit the game winning shot this morning as I played against Alan and Alain (a tall dude who apparently according to him was on the Ivory Coast's basketball team). Man I have these pathetic hoop dreams.
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Filipino class is somewhat fun. I dunno if I'm gonna learn anything though. I'll decide after, say, class 5.

Monday, February 12, 2007


That's the song that goes through my head when I think of Bond, James Bond. Watched Casino Royale, and was surprisingly surprised. Good stuff.
Tagalog class tonight again! And I actually did my homework...what

Sunday, February 11, 2007


Check! Money...(no)check!
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Fondue is Fundue! Unfortunately, it's also Fatdue! Holy exclamation points!!!

No Wonder They Call It "The Departed"

Watched the Martin Scorcese film...pretty good. Don't know why it didn't get more exposure than it did.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

The Goose Has Flown

A house we looked at today in a lovely neighbourhood on a street called Snow Goose Lane was great except for one thing: the staircase. Argh. Oh well, we're hoping there will be more nicer laid-out houses available there or the other neighbourhood we want. Sooner or later.

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Went to Spacipic Mull with Arvin, yet again (our bi-weekly janut there, it would seem). We ate at a place called Shabu Shabu, where you cook your own food in a hot pot. Yummy, but the heat from the soup made me sweat too much. Ick.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Thursday, February 08, 2007

"Did I Hit You? Did I Hit You?"

Never did eight words make me laugh so much. Read this (and possibly watch it), and don't tell me it doesn't make you laugh, especially if you caught this reporter's schpele before:
I mean, seriously...the Emergency Task Force? What a hoot!

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Oh Yeah...

Those who know me know I'm obsessed with the Raptors. They're my team I follow whether they are sucking hard or are on a good streak (like now). I read this article: and just had one of those "oh yeah...forgot about that" moments.
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I think I'm having one of those days when my work, well rather the whole concept behind it is discouraging me. I dunno, can't explain it, but it'll (hopefully) go away by tomorrow.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Yay Work!

In a completely surprising development, I recently became...excited at work due to me getting, well, work. For the past two weeks I've pretty much been sitting idle at work. Literally. No complaint calls, no rabies, no anything. And I couldn't do my regular work too fast because a)It's only the beginning of February and I've already gotten a lot done; b)I'm still waiting to see if I will get transferred; and c)If I was to stay, I'd need some calls for my student to do.
I never realized how crazy I was getting doing almost nothing at work. Crazy I say, crazy!
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In other FANTASTIC! news, I'm on a hot streak in winning at Cash for Life. It all started a couple weeks ago when I bought a ticket on a whim, won $8, got two tickets, won $4, got another ticket, etc. So today what happens? I win $20! Yee-uh! I think I should just cash out. But then again, I'd prolly waste that money on something else anyway. So I think I'll tempt fate again.
And I brought this up at work: imagine a lottery where you win $5 a year for life. In 10 years, you'd have $50! That would be the best lottery ever.

Monday, February 05, 2007

Hindi Ako Marunong Mg Salita Ng Tagalog

And I prolly still won't if the first class is any indication. Among the highlights:
-the teacher being your stereotypical Filipina, rife with the heavy accent (think, "may you all flease sign de attendence shit?"
-a bunch of white dudes who are married to Filipina ladies who are doing it to understand what their wives are saying
-one guy saying the first time his wife cooked tuyo ("stinky fish" he called it) he was going to kick her out of the house with his boot
But really, I did learn colours and numbers, but her teaching style doesn't really...jive. It's a hodgepodge of sayings. Luckily I know most of what she's saying (think: "is she wearing rubber shoes?" when really she's trying to say, "is she wearing running shoes?"), but I feel bad for the people who don't.
Nice people, and I'm glad I know at least one person (Marie). Should be an interesting seven more weeks.

Time To Discover My Culture

First day of Tagalog classes today! Should be interesting. Hopefully I stay awake considering the last time I was in a class (years ago during University) I had a really hard time paying attention. Nako!

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Narthathith Muthic

So Arvin sent me a bunch of random youtube links starring a Toronto comic named Nathan Fielder (I would link it here, but I'm rather lazy to at this hour...just look it up, it's hilarious little videos that pretty much depict my gay sense of humour).
Anywho, there was this one particular clip called "The Narcissist" (fine, I'll link it to you here: Funny stuff, but I was interested in the background music; after reading the comments section, found out the artist, went on iTunes and downloaded the album made by Antony and the Johnsons. Very unique music, but I'm feelin' it. Great stuff.
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Watched Little Miss Sunshine with Sharon. It was a pretty good movie, although I don't know how it can be considered for Best Picture for the Academy Awards (not that I follow that stuff or anything). Sorta reminded me of Napolean Dynamite at the end, but otherwise, an okay flick.
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I am one of the luckiest jerks in the world.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

It's Worth The Drive To Waterloo

So Sharon and I went to Waterloo (St. Jacob's to be exact) to see the cookies we're gonna give away at our wedding. But when we saw it...yeah...anti-climatic. In other words, the search goes on.
One bonus did come out of this trip, though. We ate lunch here:

A house made of carbs
Seriously one of the, if not the best Italian restaurant I ever ate at. Yum-yum

Friday, February 02, 2007


Normally I am not a Mastercrap fan, but when I was at Canadian Tire, I saw this baby on sale:

Now I can sharpen pencils
Would I ever practically need it? Prolly not. But it's nice to have.
Reg. Price: $139.99
Sale Price: $39.99
Being this much closer to Mike Holmes: Priceless
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Found a new burrito place in Mississauga: Burrito Boyz. Yep, the "z" makes it that much tastier. I heard about this popular franchise in Toronto, and they recently opened one up about 3 months ago in Port Credit. Score!

Thursday, February 01, 2007


It's inevitable what happens when I play basketball: I jam my thumb.

This CD also needs peanut butter