Thursday, April 30, 2009

Times Like This...

...I'm glad I gots cable.  This Bulls/Celts series is ridonkulous!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

N.Y. Swine, Here We Come!

I decided (yesterday, actually), that this is going to be my year of travelling. I always hear people say, "we don't want kids because we want to travel". I thought that maybe we could identify with those people, but we never actually got around to, you know, travelling.
So screw it, we're gonna do it (travel that is, not kids).
I just booked a trip to NYC for Sharon and I for the upcoming long weekend...yee-uh!
There is the whole Swino Flu thing going around right now, hopefully not causing mass panic. It has been identified in NYC as well. Ever the Cheap Filipino, I was thinking of waiting a few days cause the prices may be cheaper with the panic! But the prices were already cheap enough ($370 each for flight, three nights hotel in Manhattan out of Buffalo) so I just went ahead and did it.
Besides, we can always do an "I Am Legend" kind of trip if the city is depopulated by the time we get there
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May: NYC
July: Miami
August: maybe Italy
September: Alberta/BC
Who needs to eat or pay a mortgage?

Monday, April 27, 2009

Exciting Times...

...exciting times indeed!  ( the pressures' on Sharon and I)

From Bench Scrub To Playing Scrub

So I started my new session last night for my basketball league, and am on a new team.
What I didn't know was that there was only 4 people available for the game (in other words, no bench). What did that mean? I had to play the whole game. Last session I didn't play too much, so going from 10 minutes a game to 40 minutes was a painful thing to watch. Hell, it was a painful thing to be a part of (aren't I supposed to be running 10km in two weekends from now?). I now have this crazy blister on my foot. Sucks.
I would like to think that if I didn't score my 8 points on 4/4 shooting, that my team...would've lost by 12. But career high!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Marley & I

So we had a Blockbuster night last night, and rented Marley & Me.  It was a good movie; definitely a tear-jerker.  

I almost shed a tear (I don't remember the last time I cried).  Almost.  And only because I kept thinking about Hobbes, about Sharon, about life, about the line in the movie "it gets tiring looking for the things you don't have in your life", about how if we get a dog we would be put in the same situation down the road.

Damn movie.

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I love my wife.  I love her for being understanding and supportive.  I take her for granted sometimes, and for reasons like last night, I should give myself a swift kick to the ass

Friday, April 24, 2009

Breaking News: Approaching A Nice Day!

So today was supposed to be the start of sunny weather in the 20s.  It was so anticipated in the media that it made "Breaking News" (on CP24 at least).  Living in Canada my whole life, it was hardly a surprise.  But it never ceases to amuse me the fanaticism that it incurs.

Well regardless, I had a day off and was actually somewhat productive:
-went to gym
-got oil change and had my winter wheels removed
-ate two Harvey's Angus Burger Mushroom Melts
-cleaned my car and washed it
-am now watching Sharon teach a karate class ('s great!).  Hopefully one of the parents here asks me, "which one is yours?"  Can't wait!  (hopefully they don't think I'm one of those creepy people that watches little kids)

Why the hell did I eat two burgers...good training!  My 10km run is only in two weekends from now.  I have yet to run at least once this year, which just goes to prove...I'm shtooohpid.  I'm just gonna aim for "not go through cardiac arrest" as a time

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


It's booked and official...the boys are going to Miami July 9-12!

We gotta go.  To mourn.  (For me, it's a he'll know what I am, ummmm, going through.  HAPPINESS!)

Not So Grumpy Anymore

So I was grumpy yesterday for the majority of the day. A lot of things contributed to it (aside from my constant battle with myself).
I think chief amongst them was the official word that my best friend is officially leaving for the other office.
But I'm okay now. I just resolve not to make any friends here anymore. that would be hard. I'm so dramastic, but sucks
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Gotta book this Miami trip soon. Flickin' sucks that the peeps I'm going with are like me; waiting for someone else to do all the details and the work. But then I always end up doing it because I'm all about saving money! (that's right, I'm saying this as I'm aware at least two of you who are going are reading this. Man, I'm not even the "best"...that's it, I deserve free alcohol when I'm there. Wait a minute...)

Monday, April 20, 2009


So I decided that I was Cyprioty for at least one day.  Nefeli was kind enough to invite Sharon and I for their Easter celebration at her parent's house.  And let me tell you, the lamb on the spit?  Unfreakinbelievable.  I really hope Arvin doesn't screw this one up because I want to go again next year (yes, it's all about me).

It actually inspired me to make my own pit.  I think I will attempt to do one this weekend, as the weather is supposed to be good.  I just have to convince Sharon that an open fire in the backyard is a good idea...

Saturday, April 18, 2009

I Clearly See (What Benefits Can Do For Me)

Did I mention I love having benefits?  I found out that I have a lot of money to spend from Sharon's benefits, so I promptly did what any blind, fashion-whore-wannabe, bulk-buying person would do:  I went to and went crazy.

More contacts and four more pairs of glasses on the way!

Maybe all these pairs of glasses will help me watch TV.  Especially since I watched roughly 12 hours in a row today (as mentioned in the previous post:  NBA playoff time).  Holy sloth!

Okay, I exaggerate, it wasn't in a row, I did leave the house to buy some "Latin Super Chicken" (Peruvian chicken), tamales and empandas.  It was "eh"

And It Begins (2009 Version)

NBA playoffs...looks like I'll be watching a whole lotta TV in the next month or so.  Sure the Raps aren't in it this year, but it's all about the Cavs, baby

Friday, April 17, 2009

Hurts So Bad And Can't Do Anything About It

I have a best friend at work. I am fortunate enough that she considers me one of her friends too (much like me, she has plenty of acquantainces or "work friends", but not people truly considered "friends". She always says, "quality over quantity". I always agreed with that statement).
She is one of the kindest, sweetest, funniest and naturally nicest person I've ever met; much times I think to myself how lucky I am that somehow through fate I got lucky enough to work with someone like her. When I first started here six years ago, we were the only "young ones" (she's only 4 years older than me) amongst several veterans and middle-aged folks. We are very similar, have the same stupid sense of humour, act retarded, confide in each other, always eat lunch together and are generally attached at the hip here. When our spouses met, they said to each other that they basically have to accept that both of us know things about our respective spouses, and it's better to just not ask what we know.
So what's the point of my blathering? There are going-ons right now that are making it, well...suck. The two in particular?
1. Her team (she is not a PHI like me) are 99% likely going to move to the other office before the end of this year (just pending final approval, and against all her wishes). As many people pointed out loud here to her, "so, ummm...what is Jason going to do without you?" Yeah. I'm not sure. Who am I going to eat lunch with? Who am I going to go to break with? Who am I going to bother? I suppose I'll get over it, but man, it's like going through some divorce or something. She did say that we would still have lunch with each other once a week, but still. It's like my pet dog is going to run away or something and I'm just waiting for the inevitable!
2. This one hurts way more, though. She is going through some personal health issues. At least with the other one there is a solution to ease the pain. With this one, there is absoutely nothing I could do except show support and be positive for her. I haven't been doing well with the prayers or trying to connect with God lately, so it feels I couldn't even offer her that. It just sucks.
Distraught a little? You could say. I have always went with the whole "that's life sometimes" mantra and move on. But what's happening now particularly hurts. Maybe I just care too much, but with the exception of Sharon, how can I just not think about someone that I'm in contact more than anyone else?

Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Hills Are Alive With...An Old Japanese Man

So we watched "The Sound of Music" today.  I liked it (maybe not as much as Dirty Dancing, but it was good nonetheless).

And what made it a much better experience for me?  Sitting beside a 60 year old Japanese man that pretty much acted like a 10 year old girl.  He laughed so hearty at the littlest things ("ha!  Nuns!"), he sang along to a lot of the songs, he had that expectation face followed by the audible "ahhhhh!", and the best was at the end of the play when the cast was doing their curtain calls (whistling, crazy clapping and "yahoo!" calls and the best...two thumbs up and a hollar when Maria came out).  Good times, I tell you!

As for the play, I was left wondering (remember, I didn't watch the movie or anything):  exactly how old was Maria and why did the 16 year old Von Trapp daughter look older than her and yet, Maria married the Captain?  Oh, and "that's the end of the play"?

The kids in the show were funny, and the Nuns sang well.  I think what didn't make it "special" was the lack of chemistry between Maria and the Captain.  Oh, and how the play ended (didn't really feel like a resolution).  But whateves, not like I'm a qualified theatre critic or anything (just a critic of life, apparently)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Thank Goodness It's Over

And today concluded the most frustrating season I've been a Raps fan.  I don't know what to think for next season...

It's Like She's An Old Italian Grandmother

My wife made the best pasta dish I've had in a long time.  Antipesto (lol...anti), sausage, cheese, breadcrumbs and (I presume) a whole lotta love...yummmm...I'm eating it for breakfast too

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Brighter Mornings and Evenings

Always an exciting time of year

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Saturday Night, Time To Par-tay!

And what does that involve for me nowadays?

Going to buy bubble tea by myself, promptly going home and surfing the Internet.  Good times!

(not that I partied a lot when I was younger, but man...where are all my friends?  Or better yet, where is my wife in all of this?)

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Donair? DO-nair!

So we bought a donair pizza from Domino's for lunch and hot damn was it good.

Hope I don't addicted or anything.

(Of course what I would really like is a place that sells real donairs, but Fatty(er) Jay would reappear in no time)

Friday, April 10, 2009

Impatient Friday

So we went to Good Friday Service (not called a Mass, according to the Priest) today.  It had to be the longest (1.5 hrs.) and most unorganized (collect money during the Eucharistic blessing?) service I've been to in a long time (okay, fine, admittedly I haven't gone to Church in a long time regardless, but I don't remember it being like this).

Needless to say, I was quite impatient.

I find it's getting really hard to keep my faith (if I haven't lost it already).  I hope (do I, though?) something comes around sooner or later

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Every Work Week Should Be A Four Day Week!

Imagine how unproductive society would be? It would be chaos! And refreshing at the same time!
Exclamation mark!

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

I Win! But I Lose Too!

So the last snowfall I predicted that there would be at least one more snowfall.  People pssh-ahhed me and told me I was crazy.  Well guess what?  I'm not only crazy, I was right too!

So in the end, does this make me a better person?  I would think so.  Right.

My hands are cold

Monday, April 06, 2009

Well That Sucked Ax...ia

Went for dinner with Ruthie and Kevin, the only other couple so different it makes us look normal. We went to Axia, and after an okay first time going there, it suckatashed this second time (ex. we asked them to pack up Sharon's noodles; they didn't). Needless to say: you are off our list!

Saturday, April 04, 2009


Haven't been this slothful in a while.  I wonder why I always feel guilty when I do nothing, like I always have to be productive or something.

Wish time didn't go by so fast.

Actually, I did go to my parents house and caulked their bathtub.  Then I saw Arvin at his parents place, and for one reason or another we went to go buy pandesal.  I also bought sago at gulaman, and I realized something:  Filipinos have absolutely nothing on Taiwanese people when it comes to making "boba" they suck

Friday, April 03, 2009

Productive Day Off

Well, as productive as I could be, anyway.  It's the point of the day I feel tired and I want to take a nap, but I can't because it's already too late.  If I do, I'll end up not being able to sleep tonight.

Since this seems to be the only dilemma that I'm facing right this minute, I would say it's been a pretty okay day

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Obesely Overrated

Working out abs, that is.
Why the hell am I doing it? It's hurting like hell...oh, right...Miami