Saturday, December 31, 2005

New Years! (Almost)

Hurray, for another year has nearly passed! And so on and so forth...

I don't have all that much to say, really. Oh, right, I could conjour up some resolutions that have nary a chance of being kept. [Heheh, I used "nary" in a sentence...PROPERLY! Hahaha...but I digress...]


New Year's Resolutions, 2006

1) Increase motivation. For everything.
2) Strengthen willpower. For everything.


Yup, that just about covers it. Heheheh...

I mean, what else is there? Think about it. All resolutions fall under these two main categories. For example, "work out more often"= 1, "stop eating sweets"= 2, "study more often"= 1, "start sleeping at a reasonable hour"= 2. Etc etc...

Even if you find some resolution outside of these two categories, they are merely secondary or tertiary to an assumed resolution necessary for its completion. For example, "Ask a girl out on a date." For this to happen, I'll have to increase my self-confidence, which is what would happen if I started to work out more, which requires more motivation to do so, which is Resolution 1. Also, I would have to socialize more often in order to increase potentials, which would mean less time sitting at home watching tv or playing video games, which would require an increase in willpower to do so, which is Resolution 2.

Nope, ah-ah, don't fight it. It's the perfect system. Woo-ha!

[Alright, so it's kind of a copout, but it's much more productive than trying to list all the things that are wrong with me right now. That's just a downer. Heheh...]

Until next time, I guess...

Friday, December 30, 2005

Ballet Night

Went to the Ballet today, watched Nutcracker. And I've gotta say, it was SURPRISINGLY AWESOME. Especially the first act, that was just cool. Second act was more normal ballet-ish, with much less of a plot. But amazing nonetheless. And man, there were TONS of music that I recognized, but had no idea that it was from the Nutcracker! Simply amazing. Although, I don't see why the guys have to wear the tights. That's just not right. I'm sure they're uber comfortable, and necessary for their spectacular feats of physical aptitude, but still...

Anyways, some scenes in particular I liked more than others. Like when all the kids were synchronized dancing w/ each other, or the snowfall scene when it was really coming down (snow is pretty, even if I had no clue what was going on at the time, hehe), and the whole cannon fighting thing was cool. Also of note, I actually remember that cool flappy clock thingy from when I was little! Now that's just cool. Out of all the second act, I found the spanish dancers most appealing, just 'cause that fan was cool. Oh, and the russian dancers made me think of hapkido, with all the spinning jumps and stuff. Heheh.

Also, because we all went to the ballet, everyone was all dressed up, all pretty and awesome looking. Although, some were more awesome looking than others, if you know what I mean, lol...

Oh wait, you might not know what I mean, as that last sentence was slightly ambiguous, so just to make it clear, I was talking about how certain people considered themselves underdressed. Or wait, no, by underdressed I meant not wearing a tie, shirt untucked kinda underdressed. As in, not meaning a lack of clothing underdressed. Although, the amount of clevage was slightly disconcerting. I mean, it's not like I was staring or trying to notice, AT ALL, but it's just right there, and you can't help but to notice, but then after you notice you have to immediately focus on something else as to not stare, which is rather bothersome, although quite necessary, 'cause you shouldn't stare, as that's not couth...

Heheh, wow, I'm starting to ramble...Heheh, couth is a word...inside joke kinda thing right there...anyways, getting myself outta this hole I'm digging...moving along...

So, after the ballet, a bunch of us went to the Urban Grind, where the Bread Garden used to be across from Lansdowne on Cooney. And by a bunch of us, I mean Reuben, Andrew, Mark, Nate, Bernard, Caitlin, Mai, Agatha, Sheena, and myself. I ended up buying some indian food (as Reuben was going to buy that, and he made it sound rather appealing) along with some chai. Although, it was more filling than I expected, so I gave Reuben half my food. Heheh. Although, if I knew we were going to Tim Hortons after, I probably wouldn't have bought from there. But, yummy nonetheless. And man, hanging out with everyone is always awesome. Especially tonight, what with the after-ballet, riding in the van singing weezer, emotional high. Good times. Good times indeed.

Until next time, I guess...

--> As told through the mind of a recently cultured, recently extroverty, Introverted Extrovert.

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Good Day

Today was nice. Fairly beautiful, actually. And for once, I was actually awake long enough to enjoy it! Today I finally bought the guitar cable thing for the bass, and with said purchase I cought the consumerism bug. I just had to shop!

Along the way, I had a bunch of impulse buy, such as a clearance 256mb jump drive at staples, a pair of gloves at old navy, and the Chronicles of Narnia (the compilation of all 7 books). PHEW! And the funny this is, I didn't go super crazy like I thought I would. As in, I didn't end up buying a practice amp, for example. LOL.

Anyways, I got home around 3ish, ate some food, watch some more hockey (Woo Canada! Woo Canucks!), and fiddle around with the bass a bit more. This took up most of my evening, actually. Not much more to say about that. Oh, except that on the bass, it seems like all I've been playing is Oi to the World, as that song's helping my fingering speed etc. Which is coming along nicely, considering I've only had it for a short period of time. Yeah.

Oh, nearly forgot! My christmas present from Charissa came in the mail today! She bought me the freakin' Undergrads DVD! I'll say it again. SHE BOUGHT ME THE FREAKIN' UNDERGRADS DVD!!! YEEEEAAAAHHHH!!! Now that's just awesome. Completely expected, but incredibly awesome nonetheless. Heheh. So yeah, present, then watched hockey...

So, after hockey etc, I went on the net, searched through songs that'd be nice to play, as I was on the bass playing rush. That took more time than I care to think about. And in the end, it was really just me listening to good music, fairly undecisive. Woo, Zombie Batallion, if that what we're sticking with, heheh...

Tomorrow's ballet! WOO! And I'm suiting up! HURRAH!!! Heheh, tomorrow's gonna be quite fun...

Anyways, yeah, that's about it...

Until next time, I guess...

Tuesday, December 27, 2005


Yup, today was supposed to be my motivation day, a day where I'll get up early, get outta the house, and actually do something productive for once. 'Twas not the case. I woke up at 1:15, alarm set for 11. Quite annoying. Especially since I woke up to my mom and sisters leaving the house to go shop. Oh well, there's always tomorrow.

Although, it ain't so bad today, since I am going out tonight to that party thing. That should be nice.

Anyways, I don't have that much to say, and yet I still wanna blog, so...

Time for another random rambling:

I just found out that tamarind = sampalok in tagalog. I didn't know that. However, I found it funny that a secondary meaning of "sampa" "alok" is giving someone a slap in the face. Or something like that, I forget how my mom put it exactly. LOL. But yeah, I can't believe I forgot that tamarind was the stuff that made sinigang sour! I mean, sinigang is practically my favourite food! Well, favourite food tied with turkey dinner, of course...

And speaking of turkey dinner, I'm quite annoyed that we haven't had a proper turkey dinner yet. I mean, the family party had all this wonderful food, but without turkey + mashed potatoes, it just wasn't the same. And christmas / boxing day was out of the question, since my mom was too busy to cook it and refuses anyone else to cook the turkey for some odd reason. And tonight is the party, so the earliest I could have a proper turkey dinner would be tomorrow, on the 28th. How annoying.

But, no matter. It could be worse. Like, not having turkey at all! That would suck.

Suck indeed.

Until next time, I guess...

Sunday, December 25, 2005


First and foremost, Merry Christmas to all! And yes, even to all the non-christmas-ers, as everyone seems to be thinking of not offending / purposely rubbing it into the face of Mohsin. LOL.

Anyways, I've gotta say that it's been one heck of a christmas day. I mean, I've slept through most of it! Hahaha...but, I'll start at the beginning.

Saturday morning, churchtime. Quite nice. Afternoon/early evening, hanging out around the house, watching dvds, playing CivIV, and fiddling with Andrew's unconnected bass. Nice passage of time. Evening, cousins' place, tons of non-traditional christmas dinner food, crazy new house; awesome. Came home, did our present thing, stayed up all night watching Joan of Arcadia. Hilariously awesome. Drove my mom to work at 7ish, came home and watched some more Joan of Arcadia until I fell asleep around 10am. Woke up at quarter to 5, and here I am!

But I feel the need to expand a bit:

Now, when I went to my cousin's place, it was their brand-spanking-new house. All through the ride over there, I was all super nostalgic over their old place. "Awww, I miss their old place already! I mean, that attic with the games, the downstairs where I slept over, the awesome living room...awww...." However, all of this nostalgic reminiscence completely disappeared as I stepped inside onto the heated tiles. Heheh. But, oh MAN, their place is AMAZING! It's a completely, totally different house now! And it's like a mini-mansion, it's so beautiful! I mean, everything from the kitchen to the living room to the 6ish bedrooms rooms to the heated tiles to the 5 bathrooms and 4 showers, EVERYTHING is awesome! So nice...

Oh, and the, that was delicious, even if it was lacking in such Christmas staples as turkey and mashed potatoes. Heheh, more like roast beef, scallops, shabu-shabu, and philippino soup with tripe. Not that I ate the scallops or tripe, just a description of the variety. LOL.

Anyways, so yeah, we all got home around 11ish, had our annual stay up past midnight to open presents thing, and it was quite nice. But then, Charissa had the awesome idea to watch Joan of Arcadia again. As we already watched a couple episodes earlier in the afternoon. So, here we are, technically Christmas, and we're watching Joan of Arcadia. And let me tell you, that show is beyond frickin' AWESOME. Sure, there's some god-believes-in-ghosts moments, but that's easily looked over. "Jump", episode 12, was one of the best episodes of any show I've ever seen whatsoever. Yeah. But anyways, by about 5:30 my sisters were practically asleep, so they went to bed. As I had to drive my mom to work in about an hour, I watched another episode and passed some time fiddling w/ the bass again, and drove my mom to work. Without sleep. So, as I returned home from that, I was still awake and still on a Joan of Arcadia high, so I decided to watch a few more episodes. I even tried to watch the commentary for Jump, but it was about this time that I was starting to fall asleep. It was around 10am.

And I woke up around quarter to 5, and realized that I'd rather blog than get sucked into another Joan marathon, esp. if my sisters haven't caught up with me. And, yup, I've blogged.

So, as I have nothing left to say at this moment, Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good eve!

Until next time, I guess...

Friday, December 23, 2005


Today was quite an awesome day. Slept in 'til noon, had a haircut (a bit shorter than what I wanted, but oh well), wandered the mall buying presents for my sister, saw an old friend I haven't seen in forever (Shane, to those of you who know him), went carolling with Sheena etc, and went to my cousin's birthday dinner thingy! Quite an awesome day.

Almost spoiled by my dad's neurotic control over both the tv and the computer, but that's easily overlooked.

Today was incredibly awesome. Especially the carolling. Reuben was right, that was FUN. With Sheena, Mai, Nate, Reuben, and myself, we had a pretty good quintet going there. And I'm surprised that I was actually able to harmonize to some of the songs! My goodness, I need to sing more often. Woo, september should be AWESOME!, what with the band and all. Although, once again, I found that I need to project more; I'm still way to quiet. Just can't seem to be both loud and controlled at the same time, and being quiet and controlled is less embarassing than loud and off. But no matter, singing is fun, tonight was awesome, and hooray for everything!

Speaking of hooray for everything, it's nearly Christmas. And I've just found out that the family christmas party is at Tim & Alvin's place (my cousins). What's so awesome about that is that they tore down their old house and built a new one on top of it. And I haven't been over there yet. Man, that'll be AWESOME. However, as it is in Vancouver, there's a large possibility that I won't make it to the midnight mass that Reuben so kindly invited me too. Sounded nice. Then again, if I'm back by 11:30, I'll probably just give a call and go anyways. Always wanted to know what the big draw was to those christmas/easter super churchiness.

But, I'm beginning to ramble. And, oddly enough, it's only 11. Perhaps for the first time in well over a month I'll go to bed before midnight. We'll see...

[and by "we" I mean as the universal "we". As in, the universe shall unfold itself into knowing whether I shall actually go to bed before 12 or not. But, I'm rambling again.]

Until next time, I guess...


Tonight was a band meeting at Andrew's. Man, this has the potential to be extremely awesome. Can't wait 'til september! And now I've procured the bass, and now I can practice. Heheh...

Also, hanging out tonight was fun. Although I believe I did end up eating much more than I expected to. Oh well.

Also, Reuben convinced me to go carolling w/ Sheena and them at Richmond Centre. Just sounded like way to much fun to miss out on. Plus, singing Oi to the World would be completely awesome. That and Do They Know It's Christmas Time?, that band aid song from the 80's with like 20 singers. Awesomeness.

I believe that tomorrow I shall get a haircut before the carolling. I've been putting it off for weeks, might as well look spiffy. I think I'll stick with this long hair, early 90's style look I love so much. I just get all nostalgic and stuff.

And now, lets finish up with some randomness:

Real Philippinos shouldn't mind using a bidet. Real Philippinos know why. I'll leave it at that.

Until next time, I guess...

Thursday, December 22, 2005


Yeah, canucks game kinda stunk one point it was just getting rediculous, with the 5 goals in 4 mins or whatever it was...I think the 5-5 tying goal was the first goal I can remember that I truly felt indifferent about. It was like, "meh, another goal..." I didn't like that feeling. But yeah, point is, we lost, and it was a bad game.

I'd talk more about hockey, i.e. the olympic picks, but I just don't feel like it right now. I've just been playing CivIV since the game ended. It's nearly 2am now, heheh. I'm kinda pooped.

But enough of this nonsensical clutter, and onto something more stimulating...

Now, a few years ago, a bunch of animated shows were shown on teletoon, shows which just about defined my senior year. Of course, I'm talking about Undergrads, Mission Hill, the Oblongs, and Clone High. These four shows are just incredible, in every single aspect. Plus, they all have one thing in common: they all got cancelled after their first season. Stupid networks. But anyways, I'm just wondering which show was your favourite of the bunch? Least favourite? Best way to do this is to just list my order of favourites, so here they are:

1) Undergrads
2) Clone High
3) Mission Hill
4) Oblongs

Undergrads was the absolute best of the bunch. I just loved the whole college comraderie bit. Every single episode was awesome. It had by far the coolest opening theme, The Click, and I was just starting to get into the whole punk etc. scene, so that was awesome. Remember, Good Charlotte used to be cool. Anyways, the episode that really skyrocketed Undergrads over the others for me was the one when Nitz fell for Jesse. I believe I talked about it in an earlier post. But yeah, Undergrads definately #1.

Awesome Quote: "Absolutely not. Absolutely not. Absolutely hot. Very very hot. Damn, she's hot!"

Clone High was almost as awesome, but there were just some episodes that ticked me off. Like, the one w/ Abe always slicing his mouth with that utensil contraption, and the stupid final episode which ruined Clone High for me. For the longest time, Clone High was relegated to number 4, just because I was so ticked at the ending. But, looking back, and after watching some more shows, and realizing it's awesomeness, Clone High's definately #2.

Awesome Quote: "Rhythm is Everywhere!"

Mission Hill was quite good. It ain't as high up 'cause I remember some episodes were just meh, comparatively speaking. Most episodes were awesome, though. One episode that stands out in particular was the Weirdy episode. Especially the end of that episode, when he throws the recommendation into the water 'cause he blew it w/ Weirdy...awesomeness into hilariousness! Niiice...but yeah, all in all, not quite as good as the others, so Mission Hill's definately #3.

Awesome Quote: "How can I play the expansion pack if I have nothing to EXPAND upon?!"

Oblongs...ah, the oblongs. It was also a great show, but I just didn't really get it sometimes. It just got a bit too weird for me at times. Nevertheless, I enjoyed and still enjoy watching it. Therefore, Oblongs is definately #4.

Soo....what order would you put 'em in?

Until next time, I guess...

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Woo, another party!

So I ended up going to the party. Nice! I'm glad I did.

Also, whoever said that this whole pulling teeth business was supposed to hurt was blowing it WAY outta proportion. Doesn't hurt a bit. Slightly tingly, but 'tis all. I shall go even further and say that whoever needed painkillers are PANSIES! I mean, I'm not even taking my advil. Woo!

Although, I am kinda feelin' woosy, due to loss of red. Or maybe it's just 'cause it's 2am. Or maybe it's cause all I had to eat today was burgerking, a slice of garlic bread, and part of a samosa. Oh well. Dizzy am I.

Now, it's time for me to get to sleep. Or surf the net 'til I fall over. One of the two. Heheh...

Until next time, I guess...

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Oh, the pain...


Heheh, just kidding...the freezing hasn't worn off quite yet, so I still feel perfectly fine. Well, besides the fact that I'm still spitting blood into a bucket, I'm perfectly fine.

So yeah, got my tooth pulled out, and man it wasn't bad at all. No pain at all. Well, that's not exactly true, 'cause it did kinda feel like she was stretching all the skin off of my face while putting in the plyers. Curse my non-stretchy lips, heheh...

It did end up taking quite a while though, apparently 'cause my tooth is messed up or something. And man, when it came out, it was frickin' scary lookin'. I mean, it wasn't like one of those normal double-pronged root things like you see in the commercials. My tooth was "dancing". To give you an idea, think of a raging fire. Imagine all the flames dancing around in every which way, swirling all over the place. That's what my tooth looked like. Scary.

But yeah, I'm surprised how well it went. I mean, it wasn't even as bad as a normal checkup at the dentist. You know, besides the spitting blood part. But, again, I don't think the freezing's gone away yet. Still doesn't hurt. The icepack they said I should use is pretty cold though...

As for painkillers, alls I got was advil. No complaints here. My dad wanted me to take what sounded like horse tranquilizers. I'm not gonna risk that. I'll just grin n' bare it. Unless it really does start to hurt, heheh...

Now, as for the party tonight, I doubt that I'm gonna go. Unless this bleeding subsides substantially, I won't even consider going. On the plus side, since I've got no funny pills, I'll probably be able to drive. So, at the very least, I'll probably be able to pick them up and see everyone for a bit.

I wonder when it's actually gonna start hurting though. I've heard some horror stories of people who were hurting for days upon days, but I've also seen people feel absolutely fine the next day. As long as I'm able to eat my turkey dinner, then it's all good.

Yeah, not much else to do, really. I'm gonna go surf the net a bit.

Until next time, I guess...


So today was Clinton's birthday. Which was awesome. Tons of video game playin', good food, cranium, and friends. Awesome time for all. In fact, I'd say that it was WAY worth missing Hapkido. Also, I'd say that it was worth missing the canucks game as well. Fun fun fun time.

And to contrast, in about 12 hrs I'm gonna get my wisdom teeth pulled out. Or, to be more accurate, wisdom tooth. Only one. But still, it's gonna hurt. I'm just hoping like heck that it'll be fine for christmas dinner. If I don't get my turkey, I shall be severly peeved off.

Also, tomorrow night is the church party thing at Joey's, but I'm not quite certain if I'll be able to make it, due to the tooth pulling and all. Although, I really REALLY do wanna go, 'cause I know it'll be fun, plus it'll probably be one of the last times I'll see Krystle for a while, as she'll be schooling in kamloops in january. But, if my cheek's all swolen and I'm in severe pain, then I'm obviously gonna hafta stay at home.

Come to think of it, the fact that I'm having my tooth pulled hasn't really sunk in yet. I mean, with the finals, and my sister's thing, and the party tonight, there hasn't been much time to think about it. And I'm still on too much of a party high to think pain.

Hmm, wait a sec, by party high I mean still happy from the party. Wait, I mean that I didn't get HIGH high at the party. I mean, in a high on life kinda way yeah, or, I mean...yeah, I'm just gonna stop now.

So, tomorrow's a big day, what with the tooth pulling and potential party. Plus, my mom wants me to go get groceries and stuff tomorrow. "And stuff" could also refer to getting a christmas tree, which we have yet to acquire. Fat chance that's what I'm gonna do before my pain appointment. Heheh...

Until next time, I guess...

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Baba Yetu

Well I went to visit Shaylene in the hospital, and lo and behold, she was fine. In fact, she was discharged like an hour after we went there. And then we all went shopping for a few hours. Quite nice.

Anyways, here's a little something to all you turned based fans out there:

Baba Yetu

Baba yetu, Yesu uliye
Mbinguni yetu, Yesu, amina!
Baba yetu, Yesu, uliye
Jina lako litukuzwe.

Utupe leo chakula chetu
Tunachohitaji utusamehe
Makosa yetu, hey!
Kama nasi tunavyowasamehe
Waliotukosea usitutie
Katika majaribu, lakini
Utuokoe, na yule, milelea milele!


Ufalme wako ufike utakalo
Lifanyike duniani kama mbinguni. (Amina)


Utupe leo chakula chetu
Tunachohitaji utusamehe
Makosa yetu, hey!
Kama nasi tunavyowasamehe
Waliotukosea usitutie
Katika majaribu, lakini
Utuokoe, na yule, simama mwehu

Baba yetu, Yesu, uliye
Jina lako litukuzwe.

AWESOME song. Swahili never sounded so good. Even better than Hakuna Matata, heheh...

As for the translation? Let's just say that "Baba Yetu" means "Our Father" in Swahili. And CivIV's new feature was the inclusion of religion into the game. Let's also say that it's basically a variant of the Lords Prayer. You know, if it wasn't terribly obvious. But yeah, this song's awesome. It was in my head for practically all of november. Ah, that CivIV.

Anyways, I was gonna play it again for the first time in like 3 weeks, but then I went on the net. And blogged. And now I'm getting off.

Until next time, I guess...


Well, finals are over! Wooo! And that last test was so the opposite of a doozy, even if I did start having a major headache right in the middle of it. It's funny how the most complicated-sounding course, Decision Making through Quantitative Analysis and Linear Programming, seemed like the easiest. Basically, it was just excel modelling and simple probability. Heh.

Plus, on the busride to granville, there were these guys singing "I Used To Work In Chicago", and oh man that was hilarious to hear. Some verses:

Everyone sings words in capital letters.

A lady came in for a doughnut
A doughnut she wanted, cream filled she got!

A lady came in for a ruler
A ruler she wanted, 12 inches she got!

A lady came in for a flag
A flag she wanted, my pole she got!

A lady came in for an engineer
An engineer she wanted, a real man she got!

Heheheh, I found that last one especially amusing...but yes, it was all fine and dandy until they ran out of verses to double entendre, and ended up with just stupidity...i.e. A bathtub she wanted, golden shower she got! And that wasn't the worst of 'em...but, hilarious nonetheless.

Although I don't know if that kind of song is appropriate in my blog...oh well, too late to care about things like that.

Oh, and also tonight I went to Bacchus with my uncle, which is this fancy shmancy restaurant/lounge thing inside the wedgewood hotel downtown. Quite nice, and also incredibly inexpensive for that kind of place. Food was good too. Reward for doing well on my exam, or something like that. Heheh.

Anyways, yeah, so that was my day. Well, my day after exams. This morning I had my church christmas program thing, which went quite well. Charissa even had a big solo thing playing Mary once again. Plus, playing drums etc is quite fun. Although I think they have to return the drums to whoever we were borrowing them off of soon. That's slightly annoying, although apparently they're thinking of buying our own elec. drums, which would be nice.

After that, directly to UBC for some last minute cramming in Woodward library. And man, it so paid off. That test was not the horror that I expected it to be. Quite the opposite, as I believe I've mentioned above. Well now, full circle I have gotten.

But, it's late, and I shouldn't be staying up for much longer...


Yeah, all of that above stuff was to get my mind off the fact that my little sister was hospitalized because of some abdominal pain or something. Apparently she's gonna be alright, but that still sucks majorly completely. It's quite late. She should be home soon.


Well, apparently she needs to stay overnight, observation or something. Oh well, whatever's necessary I guess. I want her to get better.

Until next time, I guess...

Saturday, December 17, 2005


Hurrah, it feels like Christmas is here! Well, not so much since all the snow melted, but as of tonight it feels like Christmas again! That's because I'm helping out with the christmas sabbath thing tomorrow, in which I am the percussion in all the christmas songs. For example, I'm playing Congas in Silent Night, drumming to Joy to the World, etc etc. Quite enjoyable.

What's not enjoyable is that right after this thing, I needs to get to UBC to study for my test. Which is at 7pm, in Osborne. But, the main thing is, I haven't studied yet. So, in the best case scenario, I get to school at 2pm, study for 4 hrs, then get to osborne for the exam. And you know what I realized a few days ago? IT'S WORTH FRICKIN' 55% OF MY TOTAL MARK!!! That's not good...esp. with a total time of studying at (optimistically) 4 hrs. Tricky tricky. There goes my Decision Making through Quantitative Analysis (or whatever) course mark. Although, I'm not worried about the pre-midterm material too much, and the second part is mainly simple probabilities, so I should be able to pull off a reasonable mark on the final with that cramming.

Yeah yeah, you hate me, but again, I've taken this course before, so I'm able to do this with minimal impunity. If that's the right diction. Heheh, don't even know if I'm using diction correctly in that IRONIC. Hahaha...

But, 'tis sleep time. Big day tomorrow.

Until next time, I guess...

Friday, December 16, 2005

Pick Up Socks, etc.

I just had a test today. In OB. Should've been easy, what with the already taking it before, and the 100 MC exam, etc, but no. I studied for a combined time of 2hrs on this exam. Today, before the test. And by study I really just mean glance through my notes / textbook. Things aren't looking good. I mean, if I end up with a 70, I'd be estatic. Ecstatic. Or whatever.

Anyways, my last final is tomorrow. Tomorrow night. At 7pm. I'll say it again: my exam is on a Saturday night. This sucks on so many levels. First of all, I'm gonna miss the canucks on HNIC. Second of all, I have pretty much no time to study, considering I would most likely not study from sunset tonight to sunset tomorrow. Plus, I just had two exams, and I'm fairly burned out. And my neck hurts from looking down at my tests / the cold / sleeping in a non-comfy spot.

Oh well, at least I'm done after tomorrow. Woo, and such.

Then, I do believe, there's hockey on sunday at deer lake. Then it's Clinton's b-day on monday. And then I'm getting my teeth pulled. Hurrah, lol...

I should go study now, while I still can.

Until next time, I guess...

[edit - Well, I just realized that I left all my notes for 290 at home. Plus, all the online material uses pdf, meaning I can't view them from the David Lam comp lab. This is highly annoying. Plus, I can't go home and get 'em, 'cause I'm supposed to be in vancouver tonight anyways, helping with the christmas thing tomorrow. So, that basically means I'll only get a couple hours of studying for my exam once again. Hopefully it'll go better than today's. Oh well. No point in freaking out now, is there. I think I'm gonna take a nap.]

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Okay, so it was not so perfect...

I was gonna comment on my last post, until I realized that those comments never last past 6 months. So, here's my response:

Anonymous - although you all have great points, the fact that you're not willing to share your name with me is slightly bothersome. I mean, it's not like I'd get mad / won't be able to take it. Especially Anon #1 and #3, whose comments were informative and unhurtful. Now, as for Anon #2, there is such a thing as tact, and the fact that you hid behind your anonymity is quite annoying. Although, come to think of it, I do have an idea as to who these Anons could be. Not really a big deal to use your names you guys.

That being said, I understand everyone's points. This idea is fairly creepy, I gotta have more self confidence, etc etc.

But I will say this: this is the kind of fantasy ramblings that I think of all the time. It's not like I ever act upon them, nor ever really think them through either. And they usually continue on into some blissfully happy ending, which ends up messing my judgement on however the ramblings started off.

In the case of the calendar business, in my mind, I ended up barely breaking even, while gaining the experience needed to run a business. All my friends joined too, turning the business into a big hanging out with friends kinda thing. While asking girls for their picture (wow, that does sound creepy), I end up building my self-confidence, but then I realize that I'm never attracted to any of them. And then I realize that the reason for this is because I fell for a girl who I'd been friends with for years who had a secret crush on me since forever that I had no idea about until I gained that confidence and started to figure it out. (Too bad there's no actual girl that fits this description). Anyways, this girl and I end up falling in love, get married, get a white picket fence, have lots of babies, and live happily ever after, the end. My good mood ramblings usually end with a white picket fence type scenario.

Well, I obviously hadn't thought this idea through. I just saw this happy ending and explained the beginning, thinking everything was hunky dory. I agree though, it was a bad idea to begin with. They're not usually as intricately detailed as that one was though. It's usually just bad idea --> filler --> white picket fence, within a span of less than a minute. Chalk it up to exam-time procrastination to drag that idea out.

Looking back, it looks like the first few paragraphs were a bad joke. And who knows, it could've been, but chances are it wasn't. And then, I think the fantasy ending blinders kicked in, along with my wanting-to-start-a-business stuff I always wanted to blog about. It definately kicked in by that "I'd sure like this thing to happen" paragraph. But man, all those "I think this could work!" statements and intricate business details just crap everything up. And by crap I mean made it sound incredibly creepy. It probably wouldn't have been that long if it wasn't for my lack of wanting to study. Sorry guys.

I hope you don't think I'm some creepy sleaze dog now, 'cause I really don't think I am...just a bad idea that was too fleshed out.

Or maybe I'm just fooling myself into believing I'm really not a creepy sleaze dog, and that deep down I really am that sleazy, and that I always try to cover it up by being the exact opposite of what I fear I truly am, hence my quickly averted eyes whenever something remotely sexual enters my view for example, which oh man I don't think I've been doing much of recently, oh man, meaning that I really AM a sleaze dog, oh man, which means that I'll end up as a creepy old guy who oggles my daughter's friends when they come over! OH MAN!!! I DON'T WANNA END UP A CREEPY OLD GUY WHO OGGLES MY DAUGHTER'S FRIENDS!!!

...hmmm, yup. Now that I've calmed down, this looks like an example of one of my bad mood ramblings. Ended up finding something horribly wrong with me that probably isn't the case. But, those kinda ramblings do usually have a sliver of truth in them. Perhaps I really am slighly sleazy, but force myself into being the good little christian boy. I don't know. At the very least, I really REALLY don't wanna be a creepy sleaze dog, so that's gotta count for something.

Yeah, this response seems to have rambled on long enough, I think it's time for some pre-exam shut-eye. Until next time, I guess...

--> As told through the mind of an introverted extrovert.

The Perfect Plan

Okay, so on the way to UBC today, I sat next to this beautiful girl, and all throughout the ride I was trying to figure out ways that would make me be able to talk to girls like her. And I believe I've found the perfect plan. All I need is a digital SLR camera, a website, and business cards. Genius!

No, I don't mean making a porno site, I'm talking about starting up my own calendar business! Yeah, 'cause then I'd be able to go to girls and say "Hello, I'm Justin Beaudry, and I think you're beautiful." Then I'd give her my card, and explain that I'm a photographer. (They don't need to know that I have no background in photography, heheh.) And, as a plus, most girls I find attractive wouldn't be of the calendar model sort, i.e. not tall blonde etc, so these girls would potentially be more flattered. Just think about it -- would you buy a Cute Girls of UBC calendar for $12? I know I'd be interested!

Besides, if I find these non-model-y girls beautiful, I'm sure many many others would as well. And since I'd make the only Cute Girls of UBC calendar, it'll sell like hotcakes! Not to mention making calendars is relatively cheap. Good business + pretty ladies, it's the perfect plan! Alls I need is the start-up capital required to buy the camera, purchase a business license, maintain the website, pay the models for the pics,, anyone else interested in joining me in this business proposition?

I mean, the great thing is, it doesn't have to be just UBC either! We could eventually go to other universities, colleges, and even just girls passing by on the street! Cute Girls of Vancouver, Cute Girls of Kwantlen, Cute Girls of [insert place here], it'd be awesome! And yes, if any of you girls out there would wanna join too, we could even have a Cute Boys calendar as well...

Now, I'm probably not the only one with this idea, but considering the nicheness of my "cute" models, I seriously think that this could work! So, as stated earlier, is anyone else interested in making this happen? We could each pitch in a few hundred bucks to buy the camera, one of you tech savvy guys could make the website, and we could all get business cards, then every week one of us would have the camera in our respective places of learning / working / hanging outs taking pictures of cute girls! Now, who wouldn't want to have an excuse to go up to pretty ladies, eh?

As per the operating costs, I'm thinking $50 per model for the shoot, and if we use their pics, we'd give say 2% of calendar profits. Sounds reasonable, no? Especially since these girls won't be used to modelling, eh? Plus there's the cost of printing the calendars, I'm guessing at least $5 each. Plus, we need to find places to sell these things. Plus, I'm sure there's tons and tons of unexpected costs just lining up to bite us in the business behind...

Honestly, I don't think we need much more than a few thousand dollars for this to start happening. In business terms, that's chump change. However, in starving student terms, that's a fortune...

I'd sure like for this to happen. Perhaps for a 2007 calendar. I mean, I always wanted to start up a small business, just for the experience. And talking to ladies is awesome. Cash is the main concern, I guess, but if I get like 5 guys on board willing to spend $500, or if I could get a wealthy investor, then it sure is possible...

So, yeah. Awesome business idea, all because I'm shy around the ladies. Heheh...

Until next time, I guess...

p.s. - I sure did waste my time with this post...nearly an hour getting my idea down, instead of studying for tomorrow's test...and considering the only real reason I typed all this out would be because I'm procrastinating, I sincerely doubt my own ability to be non-lazy with this business. But oh well, a guy can dream, a guy can dream...

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

I Tried, I Really Did...

But first off, yeah Vancouver! Another win against an east division leader. Sweetness.

However, this meant that I was at home by this time, instead of studying...but, it's not like I didn't try today, I even went all the way to UBC to try to force myself to focus. Didn't help. I was just too danged tired / unmotivated, so I spent about 2 hrs just staring at the page, thinking of what I needed to study. Then, after a good 10 mins of studying, I got super tired and didn't wanna do anything at all. Oh, the agony of non-immediate deadlines...

Tomorrow should be a nice cram session. I'll start to get freaked out that I don't understand anything. Which worked well last time, relatively speaking. At least I learned how to calculate those freakin' Cournot and Stackelberg model duopolies. This is in Econ, by the way. And duopoly as compared to monopoly. Yeah. I'd explain more, but that could get as boring as Mark's radiation explanation thingy, heheh...

Anyways, I should get back to printing things out and such...

Until next time, I guess...

Edit - Okay, so I didn't end up doing what I was supposed to do. Instead, I surfed the net for a few minutes. Then I had a shower. Nice and long. And now it's time for House! Hurrah and such... and THEN I'll get down to business. Heheh...

Monday, December 12, 2005



I freakin' skipped hapkido to study, and instead I continue on with my freakin' games...I'm such an idiot...

...and it's midnight. Sleeptime. Wake up time tomorrow = 7am. Forced.

Until next time, I guess...

Edit - So, I ended up watching tv 'til 5am. Whoops. Although, I did end up watching the third Ginger Snaps. Not too bad, but man, I just realized something. Emily Perkins is BEAUTIFUL, albeit in a goth-girl kinda way. Second movie, not as much, but definately in the third. Throughout the entire movie I was all "wow,, pretty...". Remember, it was quite late. But man, she pretty...and wow, she's like goodness...


As for today, lets just say that waking up at 2pm makes one very lazy.

Anyways, I just watched the Goonies on TV. And man, this definately falls into the category of nostalgic disappointments, a la Mark's blog a while back. I mean, it's good and all, but nowhere near the awesomeness that I remembered.

For example, the awesome parts that I remember watching when I was, like, 4, weren't as awesome as I thought. Like, Sloth swinging around and doing the superman rip the shirt thing, it doesn't have quite the impact. I mean, when he lifted the boulder so the kids could escape, that used to be one of the greatest moments in movie history to me. Now, not so much.

Anyways, thats neither here nor there, 'cause this movie's still quite awesome. Still worth watching. And, if watched with other nostalgic friends, I believe it'd be even more awesome. In theory.

Until next time, I guess...

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Movie Quote

Best line from a movie in recent memory:

"When you close your eyes is it hell you see?"

HAHAHA!!! This one's from Ginger Snaps II. Okay, so it might not be that funny out of context, but man, that's hilarious...just watch the freakin' movie. It's awesome.

Until next time, I guess...

Saturday, December 10, 2005


Well, I had my test today. Studied all morning.

When I got my test, I was practically freakin' out, 'cause I know I wasn't fully prepared for it. But once I looked at the test, I was like YEAH! There was like a matching part that was 20% of the test, easy as heck! ACED!!! And then, there was the paragraph answer questions, and that was 30%, and I was like YEAH! Talked about the libelus in the decian persecution, and about the Gnostics, and man, I completely was ready for that! ACED!!!

But then there was...THE ESSAY.

Ohhh, man, that was bad. And it's half the test right there. 1.2 credits riding on that one question.

First topic was to discuss the christological debates in the 4th century about the nature and divinity of Jesus, including a main focus and Constantine's reaction. It was about the Arians, but man, that was too open ended and vague for me. Especially since I only remembered about arianism, one aspect outta several. Passed.

Second topic was about the Dark Ages, obscurum saeculum, and the movements of renewal in that time. This seemed like the perfect question for me, take the 3 main movements, topic, show how related, etc...but man! I FREAKIN' BLANKED!!! So, passed.

Third and last topic was to talk about the conflict between Pelagius and Augustine, the nature of this conflict, and the consequences of this to the early church. I saw Augustine, and I was like YEAH! I studied Augustine! CIRCLE QUESTION! So I went on with the third topic.

So, everything moving along fine, then I realized something: I HAD NO FREAKIN' IDEA WHAT THE CONSEQUENCES WERE! And I was like already into doing this, and MAN I just ended up bullcrapping my way through the end. Not to mention that my writing skills weren't fully utilized, considering I woke up so early. Not my best essay...

So, honestly, I think I could end up with possibly a C on that part of the test. Or possibly less. But all things considered, I think I'll end up with a B, possibly a B-. Anything less would definately suck, and anything more is bonus.

Not bad for cramming so much near the end, but still...this could've been such an easy test...pissed me off...but, oh well. Not much I can do now. Although this has made me wanna actually study for my other tests. That's a good thing.

And now I'm off to watch last night's game! Yeah, that's right I taped the game. And u know what else, I still don't know what happened in it! That's AWESOME!!!

Until next time, I guess...

Friday, December 09, 2005

A Fool Am I

It was foolish of me to think that I'd be able to cram 1300 years of christian history in one day.


It took me like 4 hours to make an outline of what I needed to study. Then I burned out and stopped studying. Argish. Why'd it take me so long? 'cause I didn't realize that my notes were 60+ pages long, front to back. And it's not like I write huge either.

I gotta learn everything from gnosticism to arianism to the germanic invasions to charlemagne to obscurum saeculum to Innocent III to the crusades to thomas aquinas. And everything inbetween. That's a LOT of stuff to cover. So basically, I'm screwed.

My only hope is that in the few hours I'm able to cram tomorrow, I'd learn one aspect enough to write an essay on. And hope that it'll be on the test. Not good...

GPA booster my, I realized that this is 40% of a 6 credit course. Meaning, this test is worth 2.4 credits. That's more than most finals. A fool am I, indeed...

Until next time, I guess...

So Late

Yeah, it's like 3:30 in the morning. I don't feel like going to sleep yet. Not that I'm not sleepy, 'cause I am, it's just that I don't feel like it. That's kinda stupid.

Instead of sleeping, I watched Shaun of the Dead. Good movie, had it's moments, but wasn't as funny as I was expecting. Too hyped up I think.

After that, I believe I ended up watching a conglomerate of many shows, flipping around constantly. I ended up on Behind the Mat, the wrestling documentary, which was rather interesting. Basically, Terry Funk's old and doesn't know when to quit, Jake the Snake's a crackhead with a messed up life, and Mankind has a hot wife and adorable children who saw him get the snot kicked out of him by the Rock. I remember that match too. Goodness, that was like 8 years ago. Man, I'm old...

Today was completely unproductive, once again. I think it was 'cause I didn't sleep 'til like 6am yesterday. After-exam adrenaline, I guess. Stupid late night exams. Actually, no, I like late night exams. Gives you the whole day to cram.

My next exam is history of the christian church, and it's on Saturday at noon. I thought this would be a gpa booster, but then I realized that it's an arts course. Meaning, lots of writing. And lots of writing requires you to know and understand the material more thoroughly than I care for. And yet today I did nothing. Considering I woke up at 2pm, and played CivIV 'til 6, ate, watched smallville, etc...wait, I forgot my point. Oh well...

I think I skimped out today for a few reasons.
1) My last exam went fairly well. Made me feel like I didn't have to study. Not good.
2) This is a 2-term course, so this is only a midterm, practically. Only like 30%, or something. Forgot the actual number. Although, thinking about it now, it is 6 credits, so technically it's worth the same amount as my other exams...whoops...
3) Late wake up means lazy Justin. I think that was my point from above.

That's basically it. And it's like 4am now. I'm gonna force myself to wake up at 9, latest. Then force myself to UBC. Then force myself to cram like crazy. Then force myself to take a nap. Then force myself to cram again like crazy. Then I'll relax with a nice drum practice at church. Although I'm missing church this week for the exam. Which I normally wouldn't do, but since it's history of the christian church I'm taking, figured it would be alright.

Heheh, I'm rambly now. Me sleepy...

Until next time, I guess...

[edit - Wow, Lalaine has a video out now. My goodness, she's a freakin' Ashley Simpson wannabe. WANNABE. That's just bad. And she used to be so fine...

Who's Lalaine, you ask? Someone needs to be checking my other blog.]

Thursday, December 08, 2005


A pirate walks into a bar with a stearing wheel in his pants.

The bartender says, "hey buddy, do you realize you have a stearing wheel in your pants?"

The pirate says "Aye, tis drivin' me nuts."

Well that was unexpected...

Well, I had my test today. And I did my super cramming earlier in the day. Just about right to schedule, except I got tired of studying and left an hour early. Which turned out for the best, 'cause I wasn't really learning anything anways. But that's besides the point.

The point is, I friggin' aced that final. Well, comparatively speaking. And especially with all that procrastination I've been doing. Turns out that I remembered my stuff from before, as I thought I would.

Problem is, I know that if I studied my butt off, I would've definately gotten at least 5-10% of a higher grade. But, hours upon hours of studying doesn't seem worth that slight increase in marks. Especially since they're high enough already.

Okay, so I'm probably sounding like a dick. But whatever. Remember, I've already taken this class before and got good marks the first time around.

Anyways, I think I've blogged enough for a while. Time for me to get off the comp. Or, at least stop blogging.

Until next time, I guess...

Wednesday, December 07, 2005


Now, for those of you who don't wanna bother reading that mountain of procrastination, let me sum up.

I wasted all my time over the past few days. It's now 1:30am. I barely studied; no, I practically didn't study at all. I did part of a question in a practice exam. That's all.

I found every single thing I could think of today to procrastinate as much as possible. That's just rediculous. For examples, just check my recent posts. Just awful.

And now for some more "make a diagram" procrastination:

My test is in 18 hrs, give or take. 7 of those hours will be sleeping. 2 of those hours will be morning eat/shower/travel time. 2 more of those hours will be feeding/procrastinating while at UBC. Another hour to give time to find my class (osborne A, never been, pretty far...). That leaves me with about 6 hrs of cramming time tomorrow. Lets go over the test.

1) Bonds --> 0.5 hrs studying (should be easy)

2) Warranties --> 1 hr studying (should also be relatively easy, but I haven't looked much)

3) Statement of Cash Flows --> 0.5 hrs (easy + worth little)

4) Shareholders Equity --> 1 hr (relatively simple, but a little tricky)

5) A/R (accounts receivable) --> 0.5 hrs (From before the midterm. Aced Q on the midterm.)

6) Inventory --> 0.75 hrs (Same as 5, except slightly tricky)

7) Financial Statement Analysis --> 1.5 hrs (tricky, plus worth majority on test. Ratios and stuff)

Giving me a grand total of --> 5.75 hrs. I'm giving myself 6 hrs of cram time. I should be alright.

Perhaps that is why I didn't wanna study. 'Cause I have confidence in my cramming ability, as well as my ability to remember previous classes. Oh well, we'll see how well I'll do.

...I could've studied for the tests I'm worried about for next week. Whoops. Perhaps after this test I'll force myself to take a bus to UBC to study. Perhaps = MUST.

Until next time, I guess...

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

I am BEYOND procrastination...

Okay. So, I haven't started studying yet. I seemed to have done absolutely everything instead of starting to study. And that's only since the last time I blogged...

For example: blogging/commenting, watching tv while waiting for dinner, eating dinner, getting all my books and stuff in order without doing any actual studying, going to Save-On to buy $12 worth of candy, watching some bilboard music awards while waiting for my sister to get off the comp, realizing once I was on the comp that I wanted to take a shower etc, and now the following:

You Have a Melancholic Temperament

Introspective and reflective, you think about everything and anything.
You are a soft-hearted daydreamer. You long for your ideal life.
You love silence and solitude. Everyday life is usually too chaotic for you.

Given enough time alone, it's easy for you to find inner peace.
You tend to be spiritual, having found your own meaning of life.
Wise and patient, you can help people through difficult times.

At your worst, you brood and sulk. Your negative thoughts can trap you.
You are reserved and withdrawn. This makes it hard to connect to others.
You tend to over think small things, making decisions difficult.

Your Brain's Pattern

Structured and organized, you have a knack for thinking clearly.
You are very logical - and you don't let your thoughts get polluted with emotions.
And while your thoughts are pretty serious, they're anything from boring.
It's minds like yours that have built the great cities of the world!

Your French Name is:

Cable St. Joseph

[Yes, my name, Justin Beaudry, has a french equivalent called Cable St. Joseph. Riiiight...]

Your Inner Child Is Scared

Like a kid, you tend to shy away from new experiences.
You prefer what's tried and true - novelty is scary!
New foods, new places, and new friends are difficult for you to deal with.
Some say you're predictable, but you enjoy being comfortable.

[Although, I did pick the "did new things every day" button, so whatever...]

You Are 20% Boyish and 80% Girlish

Even if you're not a girl, you're very feminine.
You're in touch with your feelings, and your heart rules you.
A bit of a emotional roller coaster, one moment you're up and the next you're down.
But no matter what, you try to be as cute and perky as possible.

[Yeah yeah, I'm a big fat girl. But hey, I'm man enough to put this on my blog. So there.]

The Cure Shares Your Taste in Music

See their whole playlist here (iTunes required)

[HAHAHAHA, that's so friggin' awesome...and unexpected, considering my choices]

Your Ideal Relationship is Marriage

You've dated enough to know what you want.
And that's marriage - with the right person.
You're serious about settling down some time soon.
Even if you haven't met the person you want to get hitched to!

You Are Pecan Pie Soda

Sweet, but totally nuts

Your Hidden Talent

You're super sensitive and easily able to understand situations.
You tend to solve complex problems in a flash, without needing a lot of facts.
Decision making is easy for you. You have killer intuition.
The right path is always clear, and you're a bit of a visionary.

Your Kissing Purity Score: 63% Pure

For you, kissing isn't a casual thing

Lip to lip action makes your heart sing

[63% pure? Now that's surprising...]

You Passed 8th Grade Math

Congratulations, you got 10/10 correct!

[Woo! Too bad I need to study freakin' Accounting, not math!]

Your Blog Should Be Purple

You're an expressive, offbeat blogger who tends to write about anything and everything.
You tend to set blogging trends, and you're the most likely to write your own meme or survey.
You are a bit distant though. Your blog is all about you - not what anyone else has to say.

[I agree in content, but not with colour...]

Your Blogging Type Is Thoughtful and Considerate

You're a well liked, though underrated, blogger.
You have a heart of gold, and are likely to blog for a cause.
You're a peaceful blogger - no drama for you!
A good listener and friend, you tend to leave thoughtful comments for others.

[Well that's nice...]

Your Hair Should Be Purple

Intense, thoughtful, and unconventional.
You're always philosophizing and inspiring others with your insights.

[What the heck's with this purple business?!]

You Should Get a JD (Juris Doctor)

You're logical, driven, and ruthless.
You'd make a mighty fine lawyer.


You Are a Henna Gaijin!

You're not Japanese, but you wish you were!
You can use chopsticks with your eyes closed, and you've memorized hundreds of Kanji.
You even answer your phone "moshi moshi."
While the number of anime videos you've seen is way higher than the number of dates you've been on, there's hope.
Play the sexy, mysterous gaijin, and you'll have plenty of Japanese meat.

[Not really understanding that, but whatever...]

How You Life Your Life

You seem to be straight forward, but you keep a lot inside.
You're laid back and chill, but sometimes you care too much about what others think.
You're open to new people and friends, which makes you a pretty popular person.
You tend to dream big, but you worry that your dreams aren't attainable.

[Not really me, but perhaps it is...]

Your Band Name is:

The Screaming Geishas

[Haha, now that's just funny...perhaps it shall be our bandname?? lol]

Your IQ Is 120

Your Logical Intelligence is Below Average

Your Verbal Intelligence is Genius

Your Mathematical Intelligence is Exceptional

Your General Knowledge is Above Average

[Noo, noo, not good, not good, I needs my logical intelligence for tomorrow...this is usually my higher ones, but not tonight I guess...I'm gonna need 7 hrs of sleep tonight...oh well, I'll do a few more tests, then onto studying...]

You Are 26 Years Old

Under 12: You are a kid at heart. You still have an optimistic life view - and you look at the world with awe.

13-19: You are a teenager at heart. You question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world.

20-29: You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel excited about what's to come... love, work, and new experiences.

30-39: You are a thirtysomething at heart. You've had a taste of success and true love, but you want more!

40+: You are a mature adult. You've been through most of the ups and downs of life already. Now you get to sit back and relax.

[Wow...that was unexpected. I think I took this test before too...]

Your 2005 Song Is

Since You've Been Gone by Kelly Clarkson

"But since you've been gone
I can breathe for the first time
I'm so moving on"

In 2005, you moved on.

[LOL! Funny thing is, I don't dislike this song.]

Your Superhero Profile

Your Superhero Name is The Elasti Rage
Your Superpower is Extra-dimensional
Your Weakness is Rain
Your Weapon is Your Prototype Sword
Your Mode of Transportation is Sleigh

[Haha, what kind of screwed up superhero am I? Oh well, alls I gotta do is wear a rain jacket and I'm invincible! Stupid aliens from signs...]

You Are 30% Weird

Not enough to scare other people...
But sometimes you scare yourself.

[ Again, didn't expect that one.]

Your Sexy Brazilian Name is:

Hirlo Fontana

Your Outrageous Name is:

Wong Hung Lo


And with that, I believe I have successfully wasted my entire day.

It is now almost 10pm.

My test is less than 24 hrs away. I have yet to study for it.

So, basically I'm screwed. Heheh...

Until next time, I guess...

[edit, 30 mins of preliminary studying later - I'm so ticked off. I just found a huge package of answers for questions from the book. The whole reason why I didn't do any problems during the year was because there were no answers. That really pisses me off that I didn't find 'em until it was too late to do anything about them. Now, considering I'm still doing relatively well (so far), I'm thinking that the real reason I'm so ticked off is because I paid for something that I didn't use. Because I paid good money for these answers, I should've used it, at least a little. Oh well.

Also, it turns out that I'll only have time for one final tonight. Meaning, only 2.5-3 hrs needed. Meaning, I'll sleep around 2am. Waking up at 9am, that'd be 7 hrs right there. I was planning on waking up at 9:30. AWESOME...]

[edit, past midnight - WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH ME!?! I mean, I go and have a snack at 11, and I decide to turn on the tv while eating. So, I started watching the Daily Show. So, I had to finish that. But then, there was the freakin' Colbert Report! I had no freakin' idea that was on, so I decide oh man I gotta watch this show too! And here I am, day of the exam (technically) and I haven't truly studied at all. Good thing is, I believe that my super cramming skills should be enough to vault me into the 80% range. As long as I leave with an 80%, I'm alright. Highly disappointed, but alright.]

It's Official

Well, I'm officially the biggest procrastinator in the world. My HUGE accounting final is tomorrow. I have yet to study. I fear for the worst.

Stupid already taking the course several times before giving me false confidence in my ability to cram for 5 hrs before the test and still receive an outstanding score. Stupid scaling with the expectation that even without studying everyone else would not do as well as myself. Stupid family talking me out of going to UBC today where I knew I'd be forced to study, while instead making me think I should just go study at the library, which I knew would never happen, but tricked myself into believing that it could possibly work. Stupid Rooster Teeth for producing such hilariously awesome machinima animations thus not only cutting into my study time but also reducing my will to hit the books.

Stupid me for making all these excuses and yet doing nothing about it myself. Oh well.

I should at least start something. Therefore, I might as well start "making a diagram of how they will reorganize their files when they get around to it", or something to that effect. Therefore, here's my gameplan.

Today - Finish off my practice finals from previous years. This should take about 5 hours.

Tomorrow - Go through book/notes/etc in detail before my test.

Soooo, yeah. Not much of a gameplan. But I know I'll start to study tomorrow, 'cause I'm picking up my sister at 11pm after her morning exam. So, from about noon to 6, I'll have a big block of cramming. Well, perhaps an hour in between for lunchings. Anyways, the point is, now that I've got my plan in order, it's time for me to execute.





......I feel like watching tv.

Until next time, I guess...

[edit, 1 hr later - yeah, my mom was watching tv, so instead I checked webct for my test tomorrow. Slogging through everyone's questions, they seem remarkably easy, for the most part. Now, I'm incredibly bored, but at least I went through the webct stuff. Yet another procrastination to my doing the practice exams, but whatever. It should help a little.]


My sister is now officially my evil twin. Or vice versa. Meaning, she's soooo the opposite of me.

Charissa has set up this big World Vision thing, and now my church is trying to raise $15,000 to build a Well by Christmas, and if we make it, then we'll be able to write something up that'll be published by world vision. That's HUGE.

Charissa also got Old Spaghetti Factory involved w/ World Vision too, with the whole "buy a buffalo/sheep/chicken" thing, and apparently this could end up being a big competition between all the Old Spaghetti Factories to send the most animals. That is also HUGE.

I didn't even have the ambition to study for my exams today. NOT huge.

Oh, btw, if you guys wanna help out and give some money towards these charities, just let me know and I'll be glad to accomodate.

Anyways, so yeah, Charissa probably got all the ambitious genes in the family. I'm completely lazy. My little sister Shaylene is kind of an amalgamation of both of us, with her having tons and tons of smarts, but with ambition to boot. Also, besides being super smart, she likes video games, loves hockey, is kinda shy/quiet, etc. Basically, I have WAY more in common with Shaylene than Charissa. Besides the ultra-smarts part.

But I'm glad Charissa isn't a lot like me. I mean, just look at all the stuff she does. That's awesome.

Yeah...that's about it. I should get to sleep, wake up relatively early, and study Study STUDY. I needs to.

Until next time, I guess...

Monday, December 05, 2005


While searching through next semester's schedule. I realized something. Something horrible. If I take linguistics, I'd be walking from Math to Woodward. I was all "I'm gonna hafta walk from Math to Woodward?! Aw, hells no...DROP!"

And so I dropped linguistics. I was kinda looking forward to that too. Oh well.

Instead, I picked up a psych course. A major reason being that most psych courses are in Angus anyways, lol...but yeah, I'm now registered in PSYC 205.

Actually, the main reason that put me over the edge and registered was the awesomeness of how the class is set up. I mean, there's 3 tests, and no paper. NO FREAKIN' PAPER!!!, the tests aren't cumulative, with midterms 40% each and final's midterm 1 is on weeks 1-5, #2 on weeks 6-10, and the final's on weeks 11-13! Not only that, but the final's gonna be all multiple choice, so it's like not really having a final during finals week! Sweeeeet...

Dropping a harder unnecessary course which would've been a hassle to get to, for a much MUCH easier course that's in the same building I'm in all day? Who wouldn't wanna do that!

Although, I did want to take Linguistics...oh well. Unnecessary. I'm actually more ticked that I didn't check the courses again before this semester started, 'cause the Phil 120 Logic course opened up, and I REALLY wanted to take that. I could've taken distance, but I'm completely against not going to a lecture (cause that'll mean I'd actually have to read the book, heheh...)

Anyways, yeah. I'm now registered in psych 205, contemporary issues or something like that. I think this term's on culture and evolution in social behaviour, according to the comments. Oh, and another thing, my sister took this class last year. I WILL BEAT HER!!! I just gotta...although I think she did a different topic in 205. Oh well.

Until next time, I guess...

Strange Dream

Dreams are weird.

I was at a party, and then a girl, E. (but not really E.) came and talked to me. Apparently, she kinda liked me. So, I believe we started going out. The next day she was over, and went to my room (I had a room in my dream), and we started making out and stuff. Although, she didn't wanna close the door, which was weird. Then, all of a sudden she stops and says "there, is that enough?" to someone at the door, and then my sister comes in says "yeah, that's enough. Jeez Justin, how stupid could you be? She was just on a bet from the party! Did you actually think that E. would like you?." And I was all "actually, no, I didn't think so. I had an inkling it was like that. But I mean c'mon, look what I got outta the deal, eh? Awesome..."

So yeah. That was my dream. There was some other parts, but they're irrelevant. The point is, even in my dreams I don't think girls could like me. Can't say my ego's shot though, 'cause I didn't feel bad or anything. I guess I thought that I outsmarted them in my dream. Whatever keeps me sane, I guess. But it is kinda disheartening that I think so low of myself that, as stated above, I can't even get dream girls to like me. Oh well.

And just for the record, if this happened in real life, my sister would never go along with it. In fact, I think she'd actually kick the girl's ass for doing that to me. Heheh, my sister's awesome.

Until next time, I guess...

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Woo, Sports!

Yeah, canucks with another home win! Hurrah!

Also, yesterday was the high school football provincials at B.C. Place, with Mouat vs. Van. College. And again, my cousin Alvin Tejuco (pronounced TeWHOco, wrong again announcers!) played w/ van college as a safety, #47. And man, he was AWESOME! I mean, he caught a freakin' interception and ran the ball at least a dozen yards, he swatted the ball away a few times, and was just awesome! I was like "whoa, that's a nice catch, who was that? HOLY CRAP THAT'S ALVIN!!! YEEAAAAH, ALVIN!!!!!"

Too bad they lost 7-6. Kinda annoying. Plus, no score in 3 quarters from two of the most offensive teams this year. Oh well, that was some nice defence both teams were playing.

And, yeah. Dinner yesterday, nice, although we didn't go to the family 3-yr-old bday thing anymore. And today was pretty much a lazy sunday, although sitting around watching the snow was quite nice. Snow is so pretty, especially when looked though a window. I was too lazy to bundle up and go out in the snow. Perhaps another time.

Anyways, not much left to say except that I gotta study, even if I don't feel like it. Therefore, trip to UBC is in order. Although, I'm thinking I could just go to kwantlen library to study. Or public library to study. Or other maybe just at home to study. But I know that those options are quite risky, as the pull to do non-studying activities would be too great. Oh well, UBC it is.

Until next time, I guess...

Saturday, December 03, 2005



Unfortunately, the gym's being used this week, so it's cancelled. Just found out.

Although, I haven't heard from anyone, so it should be alright.

Sorry guys!


Well my last post was just dumb. And rambly. So I'll get to the point.

This sunday is Floor Hockey at Deer Lake School again for anyone interested. It shall be quite awesome, and this time around there should be lots more people.

Address is 5500 Gilpin Street in Burnaby. Mapquest it. Easiest way to get to Gilpin is by going north on Royal Oak, and is your first right after Deer Lake Parkway. Keep going down Gilpin 'til you see a fence, that's the school, and the entrance to the school is in another little sideroad.

Let me know if you're interested, eh? And if you get lost, call me.

EDIT - We also need a goalie now. So, anyone that's interested, bring some equipment and play in goal!

Until next time, I guess...

Friday, December 02, 2005


Today seemed so unproductive.

But I don't feel like explaining the me eating lunch w/ my uncle in yaletown, or playing CivIV too much, or getting to church setting up stuff for the big winter dinner, or waiting in the wrong spot for over half an hour to pick up Esther from the hospital, or playing violin for the first time in forever (still not that great, even w/ all those years of practice), or...I don't remember my point. Oh well.

My mom hasn't come home from her work party dinner thing. I had a missed call at around 10pm. I hope I didn't have to pick her up...

Tomorrow's my little cousin's birthday. As in, 2 or 3 yr old cousin's birthday. Basically an excuse for the grown-ups to get together. Then, at night it's the dinner thing.

All in all, I'm fairly depressed for no reason. I'm guessing it's the lack of sleep, or the lack of proper nutrition, or the general uselessness of today. Or maybe I just feel SAD. Have. Whatever. I'm tired.

Today was the last day of classes. I should've been estatic. But I'm not. Plus, exams are here and I haven't studied yet. And I probably won't study this weekend either. So basically, I'm screwed again. But I'm not worried. The worst that'll happen is that I won't get good marks. Then, I won't do well overall. Then, after it's all said and done, I'll have to get a job at a local small to medium sized accounting firm instead of the big 4. Considering I was kinda planning on going small/medium anyways, marks don't seem like that big of a deal. Kinda relaxing actually.

I wanna listen to some more christmas music. Last year's christmas wasn't all that great. Oh right, esp. with the me crashing into the pole and feeling horrible 'til the next day when I got my phone. Phone was nice. Wow, I've had my phone for almost a year already. Still looks good, heheh...but I digress. Christmas is the topic. As in, I want a fun christmas like the good ol' days, where I'd get the video game I was wanting for ages, like DKC, and playing it 'til 2-3am. Or, looking outside the window during a snowstorm, staring for what seemed like hours at the serenity of it all. Or not even the good ol' days, maybe even a couple years ago w/ the christmas musical we did at church. Singing was nice.

Singing. That'd be good to start again. I feel like it's the only decent thing I'm able to do musically. Or, rather, it's the only more-than-decent thing. Everything else, I'm nothing more than so-so. Violin, Guitar, Drums, Congas, etc, I don't seem to be all that awe-inspiring. I could blame it on a plethora of excuses, but the fact is that I'm just not that good. Hopefully bass will be better. I spelled that base at first. I think I spelled it base many times. But bass seems to be the proper term. Base. Bass. Whatever.

I'm rambling. Quite nonesensically, I might add. In fact, this seems like the blog-equivalent to verbal diarrhea. I don't know if I spelled diarrhea correctly. I'm to lazy to check. I'm too lazy for a lot of things.

I was about to get off the comp, but then I heard the water running in the bathroom. Which means that my sister's taking a shower. Which means that I won't be able to shower for approximately another hour. That's fairly disheartening, considering I wanted to sleep right now. Oh well, time for some more mindless ramblings.

Wow, although my ramblings seem mindless, I'm apparently not mindless enough to not care about correcting typos. As in, I seem to press the backspace key a lot. Hence the lack of typos. Probably not the complete lack thereof, but a great deal of 'em. Not bad considering I feel mindless.

Actually, all this junk I'm writing is quite soothing. Making me tired, actually. In fact, my eyes are practically shut right now. In fact, my eyes are actually shut right now. Wow, still no typos. I amaze even myself sometimes.

That sounds like a line from an arrogant kinda person. Well, either arrogant or sarcastic. I think that was leaning towards the latter.

Latter sounds like ladder. I almost typed it out that way. Heheh...

Wow, that was really nonsensical. Is nonsensical a word?

I wanted to go out w/ mohsin and others tonight, but decided against it, for quite a numerous amount of reasons. Most should be fairly obvious. Wait a sec. When I said "go out w/ Mohsin", I didn't mean it in a lets go on a date kinda way. You know, just to be clear.

Looking back at what I wrote, I've realized I've rambled away from the point I wanted to talk about earlier. About Christmas. About the fact that I wanted this Christmas to be like the Christmasses of old. I wanted to say that because of this, this is why I wanted to listen to more christmas music. Like, really good christmas music too. Not just the contemporary stuff. Songs like gloria in excelsius deo. I don't remember the name of the song. Weird, just as I typed it the song came to me. Angels we have heard on high. Or is it? I'm tired, I could be wrong. Or songs from the christmas musical.

I have the cd to that musical somewhere. I so gotta find it and start listening...

"...Auwssome!" Heheh...[btw, this is the reason why I started saying "Awesome" a lot. You guys just reinforced it.]

And I'm practically certain that by this point nobody is still reading. Comment if otherwise. I'd like to know what kind of crazy person would bother wading through that pile of garbage.

I think that sometimes I'm too hard on myself. Oh well. Man, I don't wanna ramble on anymore.

Until next time, I guess...

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Other Stuff

I feel like I've blogged too much about school recently. Therefore...

I like The Vandals. They are the Barenaked Ladies / Corky and the Juice Pigs of punk rock. Not only are they awesome, but they're freakin' hilarious!

For example, My Girlfriend's Dead. Just download it. It's hilarious.

Oh, and btw, they were the band who made Oi to the World, i.e. the song that No Doubt covered.

Classic, awesome, punk band.

Until next time, I guess...

Schooltime and such

Well, I just handed in my corporate report, half an hour earlier than needed. That was quite nice.

Now, I'm waiting 'til one to get my other homework from the TA, and then go home. Home to CivIV. Home to watch Canucks. Home for fooding. And, yes, home to finish my final assignment of the year.

Boo, having to do an assignment...but, on the other hand...


Plus, it should be relatively simple. No longer than an hour. It's just gonna be tough forcing myself to sit down and do it, heheh...

Until next time, I guess...