Monday, April 30, 2007

Lt D Txtng Bgin

I figure what the hey, I gots a blukvery, might as well add on a text messaging package for my phone. Ballah!

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Kickin' It Old School

So I went and did it; I bought myself a Crackberry. But it's not what you think...I went old school and bought the really old model (6230) that has none of the fancy-schmancy features.
Once you go black(berry), you never go back(berry)
It's interesting to think that this highly-advanced piece of technology is considered "old school" in just a matter of three years. But, it's great to think I got a brand new one at a really cheap price...yee-uh


To and from in 17 hours with the Lobo family. Perhaps the longest and shortest trip I've ever had.
At least I got to go to Simon's...looks like Argay and I are going to be making a trip there pretty soon again.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Hap Birfday Neens

To my dear friend Nina, who I'm sure is going to be pissed off I put up this picture of her:

I have such a natural smile
You're old!

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Best Baby Ever...

...goes to my workmate Ruthie's cute-as-heck daughter, Trinity. Ruth brought her to work today, and I swear, this kid is the best. She smiles like crazy, is playful, and most importantly, doesn't cry when I hold her. In fact, I think she likes me (well, at least maybe she does...I played with her the whole time she was over and she didn't give me sour face). I have pictures of her on my work cell, but unfortunately I don't know how to get it off of there. So just know she's the cutest baby I met.
I hope our baby is going to turn out like that. I really, really hope.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

BBQ Shopping

So I went with my Dad to Costco, Rona, and the Bay to look at BBQ's. The one I think would be good for Sharon and me is even "My Father-Approved" (My Father, being inherently cynical without meaning it, "approving" something is pretty significant to me). Now all I have to do is convince Sharon that this is a good BBQ (her argument against it would be "why do we need a side burner on the BBQ?" whereas my argument for, as most of my answers are, is "just because").
I wonder what barbequed lemonade tastes like
On an amusing note (as always, at least it's funny to me), I seem to find Filipino accented pronunciations of words funny. Case in point, my Dad saying the word "enamel." For example:

Me (looking at another grill I don't want): "Oh this is not a nice surface"
Dad: "Wat is dat? Oh dats not good...dats an e-nah-meal"

King Sized It Is!

I find it funny how our bed size we are going to buy for our house has been dictated by the size pillow we got, and only because it was on sale. Dang, with that rationale, I guess the TV we are going to buy will be dictated by the DVD I buy? (The movie "300"? I'll need a 50" TV for sure!)

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Heart Disease

As a result of playoff basketball.
The Raptors are really lucky they won tonight. am I. I haven't gone through such ups and downs since...well, maybe earlier today, but still.
I still don't, however, feel confident in this first round series though. I'll have a gauge of it after, say, the fourth game.

If The Raps Lose Tonight... might catch a glimpse of a really, really sad Jason. Really.

Monday, April 23, 2007


How I feel at work today.
* * *
Meeting with the mortgage broker today. They call them a mortgage broker for a reason; I think I'm about to get broker.
(everybody now: groannnnnn...)

Sunday, April 22, 2007


Damn those Mongols make some good food. Went with half my University classmate team, Nicole, Melissa and Karen to Mongolian Grill at Pacific Mall. Good times and good food as always. Just too bad I had to miss this awesome weather BBQ Team Miknifer had, but there will be the whole summer (I assume).

* * *

My phone seems to be screwing up a bit lately. So I guess I just got a new excuse to buy a new phone! As if my credit card hasn't been beaten up enough, but whatever.

Introducing my new "I want this":

I wanna be a ballahhhh
Nokia E62. Rarrrrrrr I say...rarrrrrrrrrr

Saturday, April 21, 2007

My Playoff Game Experience

In pictures:
Started off absolutely great
Excited with the crew
Raps warming up (looking nervous?)
Crowd starting to fill the seats
Crazy red sea...
...that I was proudly part of
Despite having the guy who constantly stood up and covered my view with his sign, I had fun.
But then the Raps lost 96-91. I was seriously bummed out. So to cheer me up, Arvin and I went to St. Lawrence Market, where I drowned my sorrow with:

I'm still getting over it with Arnold Palmer's help.
That's okay, Game 2 is on Tuesday. If they lose again, I may gain a lot of weight. They better win.

3.5 Hours To Go

Before I attend my first Raptors Playoff Game. I'm expecting to see this:
But hoping something like this happens:
You're going down Wince!
(Although I will admit that I had a nightmare last night that the Raps lost the first game. I'm kinda worried Carter is going to go off for 50 today)

Friday, April 20, 2007

Weather Is Getting Nice Again

Nice and sunny. I think after quite the lull in "training" I'll go for a run today. I'm so dead.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Pictures Are Fun!

Especially during a Raptors game with workmates...
Yeah baby!
Ladies and Gentlemen...Jerome Iginla!
Ketch de wabe
Yee-uh...who got the white girl!

The real reason we were there?

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Why Am I Leaving Again?

Just went to the Mama Martino's and the Raps game (which they lost...way to inspire confidence going into the playoffs, guys) with the work crew. Great times. I get along great with them; and yet I chose to leave them for the other team.

Oh right...change. It's not like I'm gonna stop being friends with them. It'll just be different. Like I told them, "I don't like getting out of my comfort zone, but at the same time I need to do/try something different."

And then Mike Tran, he of the team I'm joining in September, said that the position I am getting is one that they "won't let me leave." Hmmm...

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Money? Who Needs It!

Especially when you book three trips in the span of a week!
1. Alberta
2. Cuba
3. Greece
4. Nowhere for a while
* * *
Officially got the Raptors playoff tickets in the mail...yee-uh! I'm not a bandwagon fan, I'm the real deal. Unlike Arvin.
* * *
I don't think I want to take another Monday off anymore; dang it was crazy busy today

Monday, April 16, 2007

"Thank You For Waiting"... hour! Wow, that's the longest time I've ever been put on hold. Luckily I had a day off today.
But the wait was worth it; Sharon and I are now booked to go to Alberta this Canada Day Long Weekend, all on Petro Points!
Now I'm organizing a Cuba trip this August. I think I'm going through some travel overload here. It's as if I don't have a mortgage and wedding to save up for. Not that I'm worried about that or anything

Sunday, April 15, 2007

After Five Long Years

My faith in my favourite team has not wavered. My Raps have not only got into the playoffs, they have now clinched home team advantage. Yee-uh! Watched the game at Reccie and Elmer's place because they have RapsTV. I really want it when we get our house.
I also played their Nintendo Wii, which I also want. Life is expensive. Yay!
* * *
Went to Team Miknifer's house to vacuum their carpets. Sounds odd, but it was worthwhile. Dyson here we come!

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Happy Peet

Funny movie. Sharon has my fartsong.
* * *
Went to the National Home Show today. So much things to get for the house, it almost seems overwhelming. So what's the best way to deal with it?
I'll possibly be going on three major trips this year: Carribean, Alberta and Greece. Excited and apprehensive all at once...

Friday, April 13, 2007


Feelin' so fatigued lately. That can't be good.
* * *
So it's official! I will be changing positions on September 4 of this year. Time to live it up in my current role like it's 1999...

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Work Overload

It was one of those days today. But at least I got enjoy after work (even though I left at 6pm) with Mikey, Rowie and Alan (Filipino Connection [finger salute]) at Originals. Starting tomorrow I'm going on a diet. Less than 30 days till the race! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Wednesday, April 11, 2007


There is no reason this picture is up. No reason at all
Big ups and special thanks to my wonderful future wife who did all the planning. I am a horrible person, but will be reaping the rewards. I'm one lucky summamabich

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

It Was Just A Pantasy

Damn...out of 16 teams in my Fantasy Basketball league, I made the Final Four. My team was strong and avoided any major injury setbacks -- until this past week. Not one, but three of my studs (Jefferson, Chandler and TMac) went down at the same time. One, maybe even two guys out I could recoup, but not three.
And the worst part? I lost by one point to the opposing team despite having all those injuries. I blame it on TJ Frikin' Ford for having a stinker of a game we went to last Sunday.
So before you think I'm a big fantasy league geek, if I made it to the Championship game (again, I missed it by ONE (!) point), and had I won (which was very plausable considering all those injured guys are back playing again this week...[I'm whimpering here]), I would've bagged over $100.

Newest Addiction:

Vented back supports! In my ever growing obsession of proper lumbar support, I had purchased three (3!) of these babies:'s like an Obus Forme in lingerie
Might not look good up there, but trust me, it's a great investment at $9.99 each. Screw the overhyped Obus Formes, this is the real deal. Now I can slouch (even more than usual)!

Monday, April 09, 2007

Basketball Frenzy

I've been diluged with basketball recently: went to the game last night, played ball this morning, just came back from Cooper's watching the game there. And I love it! I'm gonna miss this time of year the next few month, so I'm trying to soak it up as much as possible. And the gravy? Raps are in the playoffs and I'm going to the first game baby!

Sunday, April 08, 2007


Had a fun time in Niagara for Gil's bachelor party. One thing I do realize (at least confirm) is that my brothers and I are very different people. Not that that's a bad thing. Just different.

I also had a Kobe Beef Burger at Wolfgang Puck's restaurant, and I swear, it's one of the best burgers I ever had. I'm salivating just thinking about it right now.

Oh yeah, and yet again, I vow not to gamble anymore. Let's see how long that lasts.

Saturday, April 07, 2007


Just came back from rock climbing at Rock Oasis for the first part of Gil's bachelor party. Yeah, it's definitely not my sport. I sorta realized it when I was about to hyperventilate on top of the wall.
Now we're going to Niagara for a night of debauchery. Should be interesting

Friday, April 06, 2007

Another Amusing Parental Anecdote

(At least to me).
Dad to Mom (inexplictably watching "Party of Five" on TV): "Is this Party of Eight?"
Mom: "Hindi...Pibe"
Dad: "Pibe? It's not eight?"
Mom: "Pibe! Party of Pibe"
Dad: "Are you sure? I thought it was Party of Eight"
I wonder what my Dad thinks "24" is called.

Good Friday

A day off work and a time to reflect at how much better a person I could be.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Got It...Sorta

Well it seems I got the position I was coveting, with the exception I wouldn't be starting it for another few months. But hey, at least I know what I'll be doing for the next little while. Am I happy though? Yep...a little unnerved and uneasy though for some reason. It'll hit me soon enough.
* * *
Went to Originals for wings today with Sharon, Rowie and Mikey. But then it was too busy (damn Leafs), so we ended up at Groucho's Burgers (yum) and Hollywood Gelato (yum yum!). Salvaged trip!

And then I ate the bowl!

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Happy Barfday Kiri!

Okay, so I made a Birthday cake for Kiran, as it is on April 8 but she won't be here. Usually my creations turn out at least 39% decent. In this case? Well, it looks like dogs barf.
It's the thought that counts, right?

I just hope she doesn't think my thoughts of her are, well...barf

No News Is No News

I'm not sure if that's good news or if that's bad news, but one thing for sure it sure is frustrating (especially with someone as impatient as myself).
* * *
Cha-ching!!! Income tax return time!
* * *
Looks like my darling has taken over looking for the honeymoon, all because I complained. Now I feel bad. Now I'm going to have to complain about feeling bad for complaining about planning the honeymoon that she is now planning. It's like a never-ending cycle (and pretty much sums up why I complain so much in my life?)

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Looks Like I'm Dreamin' Again

I'll know if I got my new position by tomorrow. This means I don't have to drive as much if I get it. It would also mean I'm thinking of trading in my car for a Pick-Up.

Geez...don't even leave anything to the imagination
Let's not get so ahead of ourselves now...hello? You got a mortgage?!?

Monday, April 02, 2007

Why Do They Call It That?

Well whatever they call it, it sure as hell hurts:
It's what I have on my leg due to some guy's knee running into my thigh. And it's pretty painful. Argh.
* * *
Blue Jays season is once again upon us and it coincides with an annual occurance: my Father becoming a couch potato for at least 3 hours a day for the next few months

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Purple Fever Is Back!

Just came from the Raps game and it's official: the Raps are back in the playoffs! Yee-uh! Before they unceremonially dumped purple from their official colour schemes, the Raptors in the playoffs meant "Purple Fever" time. I gots it now babee!

And then I ate the bowl!
Some greatness from the game today included:

-getting the "Guys Night Out Package" which involved us leaving halfway through the second quarter to figure out where to get the vouchers for the food and toque you get in addition to your ticket (in years past they delivered it to your seat). And when we found the girl that was in charge of it, we were kinda glad we found her...a heh a heh a huuuuuu
-zinging Arvin everytime I caught him staring at a (Kellie Au Au) girl. Then again, he caught me too, looking at Kellie Au Rory
-getting free pizza for tomorrow!

I love the Raptors. If I ever got rich, I'd get season tickets for sure. RaptorsTV at least

Raps Baby

Going to the game tonight, then one next week followed by one on the 18th. I gots purple fever!