Monday, October 30, 2006

I Never Do These Anymore

This is from Jamieson's blog. And I wasn't even tagged... stupid Jamieson... heheh, but yeah, this seemed easy enough to do, not much thinking involved and what not... so I said, what the hey...

Put "I've seen ____ of these 168 movies" in the subject line and repost. SUPPOSEDLY if you've seen over 85 movies, you have no life.Mark the ones you've seen. There are 168 movies on this list. Put your score in header and re-post. Then after you've finished your list, tag 5 friends to do the list...Lets see who has no life :)

(x) Rocky Horror Picture Show
(x) Grease
(x) Pirates of the Caribbean
( ) Boondock Saints
(x) Fight Club
( ) Starsky and Hutch
(x) Neverending Story
( ) Blazing Saddles
( ) Airplane
( ) Braveheart

Total: 5

(x) The Princess Bride
( ) Anchor Man: The Legend of Ron Burgandy
(x) Napoleon Dynamite
( ) Labyrinth
( ) Saw
( ) Saw II
( ) White Noise
( ) White Oleander
(x) Anger Management
(x) 50 First Dates
(x) The Princess Diaries
( ) The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

Total: 5

(x) Scream
(x) Scream 2
(x) Scream 3
(x) Scary Movie
(x) Scary Movie 2
(x) Scary Movie 3
( ) Scary Movie 4
(x) American Pie
(x) American Pie 2
(x) American Wedding
( ) American Pie Band Camp

Total: 9

(x) Harry Potter 1
(x) Harry Potter 2
(x) Harry Potter 3
(x) Harry Potter 4
( ) Resident Evil
( ) Resident Evil 2
(x) The Wedding Singer
( ) Little Black Book
( ) The Village
(x) Lilo & Stitch
(x) Finding Nemo
( ) Finding Neverland
(x) Signs
( ) The Grinch
( ) Texas Chainsaw Massacre
( ) White Chicks
(x) Butterfly Effect
(x) 13 Going on 30
( ) I, Robot
( ) Robots

Total: 10

(x) Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
( ) Universal Soldier
(x) Lemony Snicket: A Series Of Unfortunate Events
(x) Along Came Polly
(x) Deep Impact
(x) KingPin
(x) Never Been Kissed
(x) Meet The Parents
(x) Meet the Fockers
( ) Eight Crazy Nights
( ) Joe Dirt

Total: 8

(x) A Cinderella Story
( ) The Terminal
(x) The Lizzie McGuire Movie
( ) Passport to Paris
(x) Dumb & Dumber
( ) Dumber & Dumberer
(x) Final Destination
(x) Final Destination 2
( ) Final Destination 3
( ) Halloween
(x) The Ring
(x) The Ring 2
( ) Surviving X-MAS
(x) Flubber

Total: 8

(x) Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle
( ) Practical Magic
( ) Chicago
( ) Ghost Ship
( ) From Hell
(x) Hellboy
(x) Secret Window
(x) I Am Sam
(x) The Whole Nine Yards

Total: 5

(x) The Day After Tomorrow
(x) Child's Play
( ) Seed of Chucky
(x) Bride of Chucky
(x) Ten Things I Hate About You
( ) Just Married
(x) Gothika
( ) Nightmare on Elm Street
( ) Sixteen Candles
(x) Remember the Titans
(x) Coach Carter
(x) The Grudge
(x) The Mask
( ) Son Of The Mask

Total: 9

( ) Bad Boys 2
( ) Joy Ride
( ) Lucky Number Sleven
( ) Ocean's Eleven
( ) Ocean's Twelve
(x) Identity
( ) Lone Star
(x) Bedazzled
(x) Predator
( ) Predator II
( ) The Fog (Original)
(x) Ice Age
( ) Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
( ) Curious George

Total: 4

(x) Independence Day
( ) Cujo
( ) A Bronx Tale
( ) Darkness Falls
( ) Christine
(x) ET
( ) Children of the Corn
( ) My Boss's Daughter
( ) Maid in Manhattan
( ) Frailty
(x) War of the Worlds
(x) Rush Hour
(x) Rush Hour 2

Total: 5

(x) My Best Friend's Wedding
(x) How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
(x) She's All That
( ) Calendar Girls
(x) Sideways
(x) Mars Attacks
( ) Event Horizon
(x) Ever After
(x) Wizard of Oz
(x) Forrest Gump
( ) Big Trouble in Little China
(x) The Terminator
(x) The Terminator 2
(x) The Terminator 3

Total: 11

(x) X-Men
(x) X2
( ) X-Men 3
(x) Spider-Man
(x) Spider-Man 2
( ) Sky High
( ) Jeepers Creepers
(x) Jeepers Creepers 2
(x) Catch Me If You Can
( ) The Others
( ) Freaky Friday
( ) Reign of fire
( ) The Skulls
(x) Cruel Intentions
( ) Cruel Intentions 2
( ) The Hot Chick
(x) Shrek
(x) Shrek 2

Total: 9

(x) Swimfan
( ) Miracle
(x) Old School
( ) The Notebook
( ) K-Pax
( ) Krippendorf's Tribe
(x) A Walk to Remember
( ) Ice Castles
( ) Boogeyman
(x) The 40-year-old-virgin

Total: 4

Total Overall: 92.

Gaww, even more of a loser than Jamieson! Haha... so annoying, 'cause I was comparing, and I was like, oop two less than Jamieson... oop, 3 less... oop, 2 less, I must have a life... and then, right at the end, they catch me with movies I watched w/ my little cousins, i.e. Lizzy Maguire, and bumped up my totals... stupid cousins... heheh...

Also, seeing that I wasn't tagged in the first place, I ain't gonna tag others. And, even if I were tagged, I wouldn't tag others. That's just stupid, people who'd wanna do it will do it. Yup...

And that was a nice excursion from the rigors of the day. Quick update though, super productive day today, what with the getting 2 assignments practically done, and finally getting the dresser into my new place, of which I'm moving on wednesday btw (woo!), so that's cool. Still have a freaking paper to finish though, hehe...

Random insertion: THERE'S AN NHL PLAYER NAMED CAM JANSSEN!! That's like the freakin' mystery book girl who had photographic memory by looking and closing eyes and saying "click!" Oh man, I so remember grade 2! Or was it grade 1... nevermind, awesome nostalgic memories!

I type more later.

Until next time, I guess...

Sunday, October 29, 2006

slooF llA uoY redisnoC I

Now that's a throwback to vintage 90's gizmos...

I had a rant, but it was stupid. Basically, it was just stating my remorse over the squandered chances for socialization today. Should've talked more, had reasons, but whatever.

I remember having little one-liners I wanted to blog, but now I don't remember what they were.

Yeah, I just know that if I keep typing, I'll end up with another stupid blog. So, in lieu of rant, here's a humourous youtube vid:

wtf? Heheh...

Until next time, I guess...

Saturday, October 28, 2006


The question is, what is a Manamana?
The question is, who cares!

And now for something a little, more, hmmm, lively?? Hehe...

Thursday, October 26, 2006

A Blast

I abuse the knowledge that arts courses are lenient w/ deadlines.

And tonight I went out instead of paper writing. AWESOME DECISION. For now at least.

Las Margaritas, Trafalgar (i.e. Sweet Obsessions), Movie, and even helping Krystle w/ paper outline, awesome times indeed.

It's now 3:30am. I'll wake up in about 4 hours or so. Tomorrow night, semi-allnighter to complete paper. Gotta get it done this weekend for sure.

Oh, and I ended up with 41/50 on my phil exam. Could've easily gotten more, except the right answer was the epistles of Paul, not John (you know, for those who actually remember my earlier blog). Five marks for switching a word. Whoops. But, no complaints, I ended up w/ better than I deserve, and I'm thankful for that.

Until next time, I guess...

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Me Again

To avoid the risk of being redundant, I thought it might be more prudent to just put up the following:

[Edit - 5:45am - I got one assignment done and realized it was pointless, time for 4 extensions...huzzah!]

But replace "5:45am" with noon. Also, the exclamation at the end seems kinda empty. Oh, and add in some point about sleeping in when I shouldn't have. And something about how I'd rather take a penalty than work harder. And something about how I despise papers, even ones that are supposed to be easy.

But other than that, it's pretty much bang-on.

I find myself awash in a sea of despondency.

[edit - holy crap, now I can't even work on my paper even if I wanted to. Stupid loudness of my house. I need to move out this weekend, and will probably do so. Also, I need to freaking buy myself a laptop still, also probably this weekend. Or monday. Or a week from now. Or maybe never. But whatever, at least I'm looking forward to hanging out tonight, hopefully returning to a weekly occurrence... but with my future lack of automobile, that's also in jeopardy... which is why I'll be going out tonight instead of paper writing, heheh... I do believe that I stopped caring about school very much. Plus, it's not like I don't have excuses to future employers about my drop in grades, esp. if I tell them I realized that I had to move out. But, I wish I'd have instead shown more resolve in the face of adversity, as, you know, that's kinda what employers like to see... well, that, and the whole doing it for myself aspect...

Crap dangit, now I get my writing fingers going, right as I am about to leave for school... stupid everything...

Still hearing too much crap in my house. Gotta get out, preferrably sooner the better...]

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Quick Quick

Can't wait for wed. night. All major exams/projects/etc finished. Hopefully, have gotten a few hours of sleep, heheh.

But for now, class. Then, fooding. Then, 2hrs of study. Then, 20mins of anxiety before the exam. THEN, exam. And then, bus home. And then, eat/shower/etc. And then, probably chat online for a couple hours. And THEN, start allnighter for phil paper. Etc etc.

Don't read the above. Makes no sense. Relaxed me a bit, though.

That's alls I gotta say for now.

Edit, 10mins before exam - I'm only writing to calm myself down. Getting a little antsy. I despise Marketing. It's a load of BS, and I do not enjoy BS exams. That is all.

Edit, 1:30am - Exam was so-so. Don't think I did well, but whatever. Still haven't started on my paper. Thinking extension. Or rather, thinking I'll sleep on that decision, all of a few hours most likely. You know, 'cause it'd be superlastminute-extension, and I already extended my midterm, and it'd be superhorrible of me to continue this trend... is so bad am I doings.

And now, onto Augustine's theory of the origin of evil... wish I knew what it was, would save me a couple hours right there...

Monday, October 23, 2006


Time Spent:

Watching Hockey - Nearly three hours.
Watching Smallville - Nearly one.
Reading Graphic Novels - Nearly three. Stupid 1602 marvel superheroes, being so enthralling...
Looking Over Hockey Pool - Close to one.

Studying for tomorrow's midterm - ZERO HOURS.
Preparing for Wed.'s paper - ZERO HOURS.

At least I know what my priorities are...

Time for bed...

Until next time, I guess...

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Blessings and Other...

This weekend was SEEDS weekend, as I stated in an earlier blog. Over 300 people attended, from all over the place (farthest I've heard were people from Idaho and Ohio, not to mention the North American Division head honchos from Washington DC). So yeah, it was pretty much a big success, everyone loved it.

During this weekend, I was the drummer for the praise team. Now, let me just remind you, playing drums in church is INCREDIBLY controversial for SDAs. I mean, seriously, apparently they took away the drums in the youth tent during Camp Hope because they were too whatever, and that was only a few years ago! Needless to say, we in the worship team were a little apprehensive to hear the opinions of the more conservative churchgoers... especially the ("ultra-")conservative pastors/conference-presidents/etc...

To the surprise of many of us, we had TONS of compliments of the worship team, especially with regards to drumming! Everyone was complimenting on how we were able to have the drums as just another component of a full-sounding ensemble, and not have it take over the music; in other words, the music was still for God, and not about the instruments (i.e., drums) or players or whatever. And as for the ultra-conservatives, even though the drumming was a little outside of their comfort level, they appreciated how tastefully we handled the drums. The biggest example of this would be the comments of the North American Conference president of promotions guy (don't know his name, oops), the head honcho of guidelining what the SDA church should be doing etc. He told Joey that he loves what we're doing with the praise team, and he's amazed that this is what we do on a weekly basis. He even loved how the drums were incorporated with the music! I mean, the fact that he actually enjoyed the drums, and even wanted them LOUDER??....WOW. Seriously, WOW. Never would have guessed it...

I'm sure I'm not explaining it half as well as I should be, but I feel blessed that I was able to do God's will this weekend, and not have my drumming overtake the message... personally I was scared that I would mess up and overplay the drums, then have people giving me the eye, and say things like the drumming ruined the music and drums should be banned, etc etc, but to have people come up and compliment, about the DRUMS of all things, my goodness... I feel blessed...

After rereading what I wrote, yeah. Definately didn't capture just how amazingly positive the reactions from the drumming were. But, believe me, astounding...


On a sad note, Jason Powar died on friday, in a motorcycle accident... this guy was my classmate in Sidaway, in Charissa (and Irfan's) grade... he was one of the nicest guys around. Tragedy... I'm still in disbelieve that this happened... too surreal...

On another sad note, my Aunt, my Tita Sally, started having heart problems, went to the hospital, needs a pacemaker. Today was her birthday, had to cancel plans to go to Country Meadows. I'll pray that she'll be alright...

I don't know what it is, but the past couple months have been fairly tragic, not just within my family, but for many others that I know as well...


I have other things to write about, such as school, and moving out, and other non-seeds events this weekend, but really, this was all I really wanted to say. Everything else compared to the above would just be useless rantings.

Until next time, I guess...

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Did Anyone Get The Number Of That Donkey Cart...?

Yup. That's how I'm feeling at the moment. And "mad props" go to anyone who knows where that quote came from. I'll give you a hint: I've only played the demo, and would desperately like to play the full version... and it's sequel...

Moving right along...

Actually, first of all, to those who don't normally read Kyle's blog, go read it now. His parody of my blog is superb...

Now, at the risk of falling into Kyle's parody even more, I've got about 14 hours to finish my marketing project. And I haven't been following that plan o' mine very much. Although, I did watch ugly betty at 5. Awesome awesome show. And, unfortunately, I ended up watching hockey/ufc/sportscentre afterwards. And now it's 10pm. And I'm in the "do everything else possible before I start working" phase. But I'm not worried. Honestly, the project/report thing doesn't look terribly terribly difficult, and it's only worth 10%, so I can't see myself working throughout the entire night doing this... Then again, I can also see myself doing jack squat until about 2am, decide to sleep 'til 6, which'll magically turn into 8, and I'll have to scramble to finish the thing in 3 hours or so.

So enough griping about this stupid thing, and onto griping about other things...

I still have to buy myself a couch/bed/futon, and I won't have time 'til like forever from now... meaning, it'll probably take another week or two before I can even think of moving out... bummer to the max...

But on that note, I can't believe I'm actually longing for november... in years past, november has always been, lets just say, not the greatest of months. But now, what with the end of midterms/papers/projects, and the moving out and what not... longing am I...

Before I start rambling ad infinitum (and I'm hoping I'm using that properly), I'm gonna stop blogging.

Until next time, I guess...

[edit - Merely 11:30pm now, coming along nicely. Actually, no, I still gots craploads to do... only partly done my introduction... but yeah, taking this break b/c of something I found while researching for my project. You see, the case is on Honda Hit-Run-Throw, a baseball skills tournament for kids (which is Canadian). So I begin to research this thing, and lookie what I found. It's the BC participants results for 2001. Check out Pee Wee Boys. Heheh, well yeah, I didn't play... not to mention that I was 4 years over the age limit... heheh...]

[edit, nearly 9am - Yeah, ended up going to bed around two... woke up at 5:20, figured I had some time, I'd sleep for another 10 minutes... a couple crazy dreams later, I wake up to realize that it was 7am. WHOOPS. So, I had a shower, ate some rice krispies, and started blasting away at the projects. Now, it seems like I'm am nearly halfway finished. And I've got about 2 hours to do the rest. Oh how sweet it is... right...]

Variations on a Theme

Today's midterm was remarkably easy. Well, numbers wise, yes. But there was a whole bunch of dinky wording questions, of which I never get... 'cause, you know, of the not studying bit... but eh, I do believe I did fairly well.

Alls I got left is my marketing project, my philosophy paper, and my marketing exam. All of which are by far the hardest of all the things I have to do this midterm season. Especially stupid marketing exam, of which I planned on doing half of tonight, but instead, I end up doing nothing 'til 1:15, and I haven't even printed out the case the project is based on, let alone read all seven pages worth... so, yeah. Screwed am I. But, due on friday at noon, I'll get it done... only worth 10% anyways...

Phil paper I'm a little more worried, it being 30% an' all... First off, 'cause I never do the readings, I'll have to superread for sources etc. And it's not like papers are my strong suit, as loyal readers can remember from the past 2 years... And then there's the stupid marketing exam. Haven't even begun to start studying for it. And considering I never read, nor understand anything that's going on during class (of which is not even stuff on midterm, 90% of the time), it's gonna be all super difficult cramworthy... but hey, perhaps this will be the weekend of weekends of which I'll finally get things done. Start off on my paper, find sources, and get everything set up. And get through 3-4 chapters of marketing also. No wasted weekend for me...

But I forgot something: THIS WEEKEND IS SEEDS!!! Ohhhh my goodnesss... this has ridiculously increased my stress level.

SEEDS is this apparently super-important event happening at my church, with workshops etc, on how to start up a church. As in, where a church didn't exist before. There's like a bunch of important people coming, like presidents of the conference, and the north american something or other, so yeah, big deal... and as it's a 3-day CHURCH event, there's going to be a praise team needed. Meaning, I'll be playing drums friday night, sabbath morning, saturday night, AND sunday afternoon. So, yeah. There goes my superhomework weekend...

That being said, it's not like I'm making a particularly good use of my time as it is. One thirty, and alls I've done is print out the case. And I just realized I gotta print out my other stupid notes... dag nabbit, this stinks...

Lets do another itinerary. Keeps me aware of things:

2-7:30am - Sleep
7:30-10am - Morning ritual, commuting.
10am - 4pm - Class
4-5pm - Look at Case examples in DLam.
5-7pm - Commute home, dinner, etc.
7pm-3am - Work on marketing project.
3-8am - Sleep
8-11am - Finish marketing project.
11-11:55am - Commute, hand in project.
12pm-5pm - Sleep/relax/walk-if-nice-out/RESEARCH FOR PAPER/STUDY MARKETING.
5-6pm - Commute to church, etc etc.
6-7pm - Rehearsal for SEEDS.
7pm-lateness - Drumming for SEEDS.

This kinda sucks.

I need sleep.

Until next time, I guess...

Tuesday, October 17, 2006


It's crunch time, and I'd rather watch hockey...

Finance midterm tomorrow, of which I have yet to study for, worth 40% of my grade.. and here I am, NOT STUDYING. I still have to print out my bloody notes... which'll take forever... and, I need sleep, and I need time to eat, and I have a 3 hr class I'm going to tomorrow, etc etc... so basically, I'm screwed...

I think I'm sitting back still 'cause I did the same thing today for my managerial acct. midterm. Didn't do all that much studying, barely did any practice questions, and yet, I ended up getting through that midterm alright... in fact, I do believe I actually did well on it... go figure...

Or, OR, maybe I'm still kinda bummed from getting that other acct. midterm back... got it back today, and let's just say that I'm most likely the lowest in the class... class average was 77%, with a very small standard deviation. So, I'm assuming that means most people got between 73-81%. Now, as for me... you know what, whatever. At least I passed. I ended up w/ less than 55%. HORROR OF HORRORS, THAT'S AS GOOD AS FAILING. But yeah, I'm hoping to pick up during the numbers part of the course... then again, perhaps I'm just not meant to have good marks...

But enough with the chit chat! Onto the random rantage of the relaxing Nitsuj...

I'm a hockey pool addict. I constantly check back at this thing. Realized this when I thought back on tonight's hockey game, and realized that I wasn't even paying attention during the 2nd period, b/c of my hockey pools. That's sooo not cool... speaking of hockey game, not too shabby today... although, sabourin sure looked green... too bad for the loss though.

Oh, and after the game, watched half of "Hey Joel" on teletoon. And DANG, that show is deceptively hilarious. It's not, like, laughing ruckus hilarious like, say, Clone High, but man the jokes were so subversively funny... it's basically a show about an interview of musical guests on VH1, and yeah, awesomeness... made fun of Snow-->he sent a tape of him doing interviews, and he was talking all Ali-G-ish, and the interviewee goes, yeah I'm all for multiculturalism, but please just speak english!, and Snow answers, "...licky boom boom down?" HAHAHA! Oh, and by far, the most controversial-funny line was at the end when Joel was talking to Alicia Keys (who he angered earlier apparently, and was the theme of the show). "Yeah, you're so beautiful, and talented, and generous [etc etc], and to think that if Aliyah never died nobody would've even known who you are..." WHOA!! lol... in context, sooo funny...

Wow, what a ramble on something so junky as a stupid cartoon show... when I, again, should've been studying... which, at 11:30pm, I have yet to start... OOO, time for another, hours-before-the-exam blog...

Now = 11:30pm
Exam = 6:30pm
Time until exam = 17 hours.
Sleep = 6-8 hrs, Eating = 1hr, Commute = 1 hr, Class = 3 hours... therefore, total study time, FOUR FREAKING HOURS?! Crap dangit... There goes my sleepings... so, lets timeline this

11:30-2am - Print/Study/etc.
2am-8am - Sleep
8am-10am - Breakfast,shower,commute, etc.
10am - 2pm - Study. Most likely some sort of fooding before class starts.
2pm-5pm - Class. And I really don't wanna skip. Paper due next wed.....
5pm - 6:30pm - last minute cramsession in the woodward library.
6:30pm - 8pm - EXAMINATION
8pm - 9pm - Weeping.
9pm - 10pm - Check my hockey pool.

Yup. That's what I'll do. I'm sure I missed out some important things to put into the itinerary that'll just completely mess up my schedule, but yeah, here's it all so far. Although, stupid online-iness is making my 11:30-2am study time look more like a screwing around 'til 1am then TIRED AS HECK TIME FOR SLEEP. I is making no sense.

Until next time, I guess...

[edit - I've been enamoured by my own visage... was taped drumming as so to remember what to do during the songs in the concert. And, even though I look all frumpy, and slouchy, and overall rather despondant (dent?), I like watching myself drum... it's kinda relaxing, in a weird way... btw, other tape, not the one I posted last time... yup... and now it's 12:30am, and I'm gonna go to bed. Oh well, at least my notes are all printed...]

Monday, October 16, 2006

Stupid Power Outage...

I had a big rant all lined up to be posted, and then there was a stupid power outage... and now my stupid post is no longer in existance... so annoying...

Anyways, here's the jist of what I wrote about:

1) 99.9% likelihood of new accomodations.
2) 2 Midterms and a Project due, of which I haven't done anything for. Looking to allnighter the project, stupid marketing...
3) I haven't seen most of you guys in what seems like forever. Making me think leaving Richmond won't be such a big deal afterall, socially speaking.
4) Something I remember being relatively important, but have forgotten at the moment.

So there you have it. Come to think of it, I think my rant would've been kinda boring. So I guess you guys should thanks the outage, heheh...

That being said, it's now 2:30am, and I haven't done any of the studying I was expecting to do tonight. And now I'll probably spend at least half an hour printing out notes and other such study materials. There goes my wake-up-early-and-study hopefulness... Oh well...

Until next time, I guess...

[edit, 2+ hrs later - Yup, here I am. Awake at 4:40am. Stupid printer wasn't working properly, took WAAY too long to print out notes. Didn't even go over marketing project stuff. Oh well, screwed am I, 'tis alright...

But yeah, haven't checked youtube in a while, and lookie what Valen put up:

It's Kim's solo from No Greater Love! THAT'S SOO AWESOME, I love that part... so catchy too... and also, if you look carefully, that's me in the corner playing the drums... I need to work on fills, lol...]

Friday, October 13, 2006


Just had my philosophy of religion midterm, and I gotta say, it seemed pretty easy... a little toooo easy...

Basically, we had half an hour to answer 10 questions (of a possible 18). Each question was to be answered in one sentence, or less... and, I was thinking, man the questions are gonna have to be pretty tough... but, when I got the test, I was like, wait a sec... this doesn't seem bad at all! I actually spent like 10 minutes writing 7 questions, then had to choose between the remaining 11 to answer... and, considering I kinda/sorta knew every one, I took a while just deciding which one to write... needless to say, easy exam...

Although, it IS philosophy, so subjectivity is obviously gonna be a factor... so, I'm thinking, I'm gonna be getting around 35/50, considering my past midterm experience w/ this kind of wishy-washy exam... I mean, when you write down "the epistles of John" as an answer, you just don't know how in the hell that could be marked out of five... and thus, a little toooo easy...

But yeah, I'm happy w/ my effort, esp. considering I crammed like 20mins before the test as my main studying... heh...

Anyways, it's now 12:30pm, and I'm meeting my uncle around 1 for lunch, and then after that, meeting up w/ Tim and Alan at their place to scope out feasibility... man, this business of moving out is still fairly surreal to me, like it isn't really happening... although I'm sure once I get to their place, and they carve out a spot for me & my stuff (or, what little I would bring...), it'll start to sink in... or, wait, I might be getting ahead of myself, still not a certainty of me moving out... but man, being able to take a nap in the afternoon, walk down to the beach whenever, go back home between breaks... highly appealing...

Until next time, I guess...

Thursday, October 12, 2006


My blog's been kind of a downer lately... so, here's some instant happiness!

Woo, Lisa Loeb!

[edit - lol, after watching the vid again, I kinda realized that the whole pining-over-ex theme to the song is in essence kind of a downer... But yeah, when I said happiness, I was referring to more of the nostalgic-awesomeness of the song... well, that, plus Lisa's cute as a button... horn-rimmed glasses and all...]

Blak and Tangibles

For those of you who don't know, people were giving out free Coke Blak's for the past week or so. Basically, it's coke infused w/ coffee extract. Yeah, weird. Here was my reaction upon tasting it for the first time...

*sip* "hmmm, not badddBLECH!! OH JEEZ THAT WAS HORRIBLE!! What's with that aftertaste! Ohhh, aspartame... that's just awful... oh well, maybe I should give it another try" *sip* "oh man, yeah, that was awful... well, actually, I guess it wasn't TOO bad..." *sip**sip* "Actually, yeah, it's not bad at all... tastes pretty good..." *chugchugchug* "mmm, delicious..." *chugchugchugFINISH* "...I WANT MORE!!!"

Yeah, not gonna start drinking that thing... way too addictive... however, as they were giving them out for free again today (in front of DLam, btw), I thought, eh, Charissa likes 'em, I'll take a couple... so I did, and went off to eat... I realized I didn't have a drink, so I'm like, eh what the heck, I'll have a Coke Blak... ... ......

Throughout my last class, I went through a range of different moods/feelings/whatever... at first, I'm like, hey I'm wide awake, cool... but then, about half an hour into it, I got this HUGE headache, I'm assuming from too much caffeine (as I've had those before)... yeah, I'm sensitive to caffeine, go on and laugh... but after the headache went away, I became super-SUPER jittery... then, when my nerves started to calm a bit, my mind started clearing up enough that I actually started answering questions during class... craziness...

But yeah, Coke Blak, can't be good for ya... it's basically just a way to double/triple/etc the caffeine in coke... that being said, man it's nice to be well aware during class...

With that in mind, I definately learned that I need to be in the right headspace, or mindframe, or whatever in order to make proper decisions... yesterday, for example, I definately wasn't... lets just say that I thought that Frolov/Joseph was good enough of a trade for D.Sedin/Vokoun... needless to say, I should get more sleep... as, you know, they won't be giving out free caffeine for much longer...


Turns out my midterm doesn't seem to be completely hopeless afterall... now, I bump my expectations from I'd be happy to pass, to I better not freaking fail... meaning, 60% I'd be happy with...


Back to the topic of headspace, now that I have (or at least seem to have) it, I'm still thinking moving out would be the best move for me... esp. after last night, what with the me wasting my entire evening either watching tv or doing other such distractions, instead of (say) studying for my 3 midterms, or perhaps doing my marketing project I haven't started on but due next week, or perhaps even start my freaking philosophy paper (which to me is going to be BY FAR the most difficult and BY FAR the most annoying thing I'll be doing this term...). I assume that in this new place, I'd be so bored that I won't have any choice but to study... considering they have no TV, practically no internet, etc...

Note to self: Remember to buy laptop, ASAP...


My sentences seem to be a complete mishmash of letters and ellipses... I'm starting to not be a fan of my own writing anymore... I haven't written normally consistently in like forever... and man, it's been a while since I posted any youtube vids too... dot dot dot... yeah, I'm not gonna change for a while... too comfortable in my lazy mind-to-digital-paper format... dot dot dot...


In about 2 hours (at 7pm), I have a choice to make... there's this free seminar in david lam, with free food being served, about how to better manage your time, set goals, etc etc... sure, seems dull to me too, but after my horrible september, I'm thinking it wouldn't hurt... and, relevance+free+freefood, verrrry tempting...

But then, I was planning on going to fencing tonight, as I know it's incredibly fun, and I know it'll be that much more awesome since Irfan's gonna be there to boot... and I could certainly use the exercise (what little is req'd in fencing)... so that's definately pulling me...

Or, you know, I could actually study for my midterm tomorrow, the rescheduled one from last week's sickness... which I, *coughcough* haven't studied for yet... I mean, I was planning to at 4 when classes ended, but you know, this stupid David Lam Comp Lab always sucks me in... I go, oh yeah, check e-mail, five minutes... but then I check my pool, fiddle around for 20mins, check my blog, decide to spew pages upon pages of crap, waste another 45mins... ... man I feel stupid right about now... jeez, maybe I should go to that seminar...


I'm thinking of having my haircut now... like, RIGHTNOW, at ubc... it's only $14, and my usual $10 place jacked their prices to $13, so I don't know... convenience is good... and this stupid mop is starting to really annoy me... and, it's just right there... and, it's another excuse not to freaking start studying, which is an even bigger draw to me... gahh...

You know what? I think I'm gonna go do it... or, if I back out again (as I always seem to do), there's always tomorrow... you know, the time between my midterm and going over to check out the apartment... nope, now's the time...


That's about all I can remember at the moment... Here's to hoping the next week will be the opposite of hellish... I mean, considering my midterms, projects due, paper startings... oh man, and especially if my wanting to move out becomes a confirmed reality... gots ta tell my folks... yipes...

Until next time, I guess...

Tuesday, October 10, 2006


Failed my midterm. This time for certain...

I basically didn't finish 30% of my test. And, of the part I did finish, I'd be happy to get 60% on... so, basically, the max I can see myself getting is 42%. If I end up with 30-something, I wouldn't be surprised...

I'm so discouraged at the moment... I mean, I guess I can be positive knowing that it's only 25% of my mark (and thus, I still have a chance of getting a B-ish mark), but, still... failure...

But this midterm especially sucks 'cause this was financial accounting. Like, the theory behind why accountants do what they do (being basically the business police, and what not). But, honestly, this stuff doesn't appeal to me in the slightest... as I've told a few people before, the more I think about what I'd be doing in an accounting firm, the more I'm starting to think that it's just not for me... don't seem to have the right personality-fit... plus, most of the reasons why I wanted to go into accounting don't seem to apply anymore...


I went to the faculty of education advisor this morning. Looking at my options in teaching. More specifically, elementary school teaching. Explanations have already been given to some, but should be obvious why teaching kids is for me... but, lo and behold, this commerce route I've taken doesn't seem to allow me to transfer, at least not without major difficulties... for example, I need 18 senior credits, listing a crapload of faculties that would count... none of which is Commerce, most of which are arts... and, besides that, I have to take like canadian studies courses... and a labratory science... and quite possibly my stupid business calc course is nonapplicable, requiring me to take another math course (i.e., 230). Seriously, I have no idea why all these prereq's are required for freaking elementary school teaching... makes no sense...

I'd be more outraged if I weren't so dejected... I was more outraged yesterday while finding this out online, actually... perhaps this is a reason why I did so poorly on my exam, being all dejected and whatnot...

Oh well. At the very worst, I'll have to take another year doing 1st year courses before I start the 12-month education thingy... not too too bad, imo...

Anyways, I still haven't given up on business completely. I'll still try for a co-op summer workterm, and if I realize that this business deal just isn't for me, then I'll go from there...

Yeah... I should also mention, money isn't a big deal for me... seriously, I can live off $30k/yr and still be happy... plus, I'm assuming my wife would earn more than me, say $50k/yr... and $80/yr is more than enough for a family...

Also, just to add, although I'd love to be an elementary school teacher, I do believe that my perfect occupation would be a stay-at-home dad... the more I think about it, the more I can see myself being domesticated... the child-stress I can handle, the cleaning/etc chores I can deal with... plus, when kids at school, perhaps I could volunteer, or be a substitute teacher, or something... lol, man, I'd love to be a substitute teacher... but, yeah, I'm rambling about nothing now...


On another note, things are looking up for moving to Vancouver. I just have to plan this all out, check out the viability of a 3rd person in a 1-bedroom apartment, make sure everything's copacetic... and, you know, tell my mom... but, don't wanna tell my mom 'til everything's fleshed out... technically, I haven't even formally asked yet... so I hesitate to blog... but, eh... I'm assuming by this time the only people reading are those who I've already discussed with... and, if not, then kudos to you...

Until next time, I guess...

Monday, October 09, 2006


There's a possibility that I might be moving to Vancouver. Stay tuned for details...


Also, it has come to my attention that many people have read my blog and/or downloaded my music, but failed to leave a comment. Honestly, I'm just glad that I'm not a freaking island here...


I have a midterm in like 22 hours, of which I haven't studied for yet. It's like the most relevant towards my future career too, and yet I have no motivation to start. Which is making me think, maybe this shouldn't be my future career...


That's about alls I got to say. For now. Until next time, I guess...

Wannabe Musician...

Yup. 'Tis what I am.

But anyways, I was kinda bored, and still fairly stuffed from thanksgiving dinner, so I decided to finally make a video for youtube, acousticy-guitar style... unfortunately, I couldn't find Charissa's camera, so I did the next best thing and record myself "on my new mp3 playerrrraaaa!!" lol, inside joke there (and I'm the only one in the inside... heh...).

But without further ado, here are a few of my recordings; either my best, or just 'cause I thought my messups are somewhat humerous... heheh...

First off, here's my cover of Jimmy Eat World - Kill. This one's characterized by messups, interruptions, too-fast tempos, and (hopefully) bursts of awesomeness... heheh... but hey, it was my first shot at recording, so I was fairly shaky. Also, my hand started cramping up (as there's some relatively difficult fingering req'd), so I didn't bother doing another take of the song.

Up next is the second take I did of my cover of Death Cab for Cutie - I Will Follow You Into The Dark. This one's characterized by being my absolute best take, until I do what I inevitably do... just listen...

OH RIGHT, and I should mention, I tuned my guitar a half-step down to play Kill, and was too lazy to retune, so the song's a half-step lower than Death Cab's. And also, I don't have a Capo, so I learned to play the non-capo'd chords, which means the whole crazy-insane fingering wouldn't work (and thus I didn't bother learning it). But oh well, I found that it still sounds pretty cool... and hey, if it differentiates my cover from others, then all the better, I say...

Anyways, I think this'll be my last one. It's take three of my cover of Death Cab for Cutie - I Will Follow You Into The Dark. It's overall my best one, as the others are either too fast, or too messed up, or has good guitar but bad vocals (& vice versa), etc etc... this one isn't spectacular, imo, but it's not bad... and thus, worthy of sharing...

[IMPORTANT EDIT - I'm using, so when you click on the links, a page opens; click on "download file", which is to the left, below the home/faq/terms/contact bar. Thought I was clever and found a way where you could just download the file directly, but nope. Heheh.]

[Another Edit - I might as well just list the downloads out:

Cover of Jimmy Eat World:

Cover of Death Cab, 2nd take:

Cover of Death Cab, 3rd take:

Just making sure you guys are able to download...]

So I hope you'll enjoy my frivilous romp into online musicianship... someday soon it shall be in video form, and posted on youtube... heheh, yeah, I was going to put up a couple more songs here, but meh, these are good enough for now... plus, I don't wanna let you guys here all of the songs I know before they're up on youtube...

And while I'm on that note, we have the video from Mohsin of the Zombie Battalion gig in June, but as the quality is poor, we're going to try to reconverted the vid from Mohsin's camera again. So, whenever we get around to doing that, it'll be posted. Yup.

Anyways, tell me what you think of my dinky emo-ish covers of dinky emo-ish songs... just try not to lambaste me too badly, heheh...

Until next time, I guess...

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Ugly Betty

Just wanted to say that this show is AWESOME. Although, it is kinda unrealistic (i.e., nice-guy editor didn't take her ideas once she quit?? goodness...), but I find that if the show's good enough, it wouldn't really curtail my enjoyment of the show. So, yeah, AWESOME.

Although, there's one thing I do find incredibly annoying about the show: Betty is NOT UGLY! I mean seriously, I've seen bits from the original telenovella, and some of the other remakes in other countries/languages, and DANG, those girls are unattractive... in contrast, american betty is just ridiculously cute! I mean... well, let's just put it this way: you know the girl I was talking about on my blog a couple posts back? Yeah. Might as well have just said "looks like ugly betty."

However, there's something kinda unnerving about her though... she reminds me sooo much of Kyla! I mean, like mannerism/style-of-speech wise mostly... JUST LIKE KYLA. Heheh... [although, their smiles are remarkably similar also... hehe...]. But yeah, thinking someone on tv is attractive, then realizing she reminds you of someone you know... kinda unnerving... actually, more than unnerving, more like, extremely uncomfortable... but eh, the weirdness passes.

Anyways, that's about all I've gotta say about Ugly Betty. Awesome show.

Until next time, I guess...

[p.s. - in the 2nd paragraph, called her "american betty", pun intended... haha...]

[p.p.s. - for those who didn't get the pun, the actress' name is America... lol...]

[edit - RIGHT, something I forgot... just wanted to add, I really hope that they don't spin the editor/assitant thing into a love-interest sexual-tension kinda situation... yeah, I know, ugly girl gets good looking guy, feel-good story, yadda yadda... but, seriously, the ugly girl / handsome guy scenario played out in movies really bugs me... lets take, for example, the breakfast club: shy quiet girl ends up with emilio estavez and pretty girl ends up w/ rebel guy, but does anyone notice, WHO THE HELL ENDS UP WITH GEEKY GUY??? That kinda pissed me off slightly, heh... numerous other examples, i.e. quarterback ending up w/ bookworm instead of cheerleader, but yeah, too lazy to think of 'em all...

Then again, now that I think about it, perhaps in the case of Ugly Betty I won't mind as much... 'cause of the whole, oh he's actually a nice guy and actually treats her w/ respect from the getgo... and nice guy ending up w/ nice girl, that's cool... I guess my main beef with the ugly girl / handsome guy thing is that usually, the guy is just HORRIBLE, and either treats the girl like dirt or dismisses her completely... but then realizes the error of his ways, she forgives/accepts, and they're together in the end... Not only does this annoy me, but the girl always seems to be dazzled by the mean handsome guy at first, then gets hurt, and THEN the guy realizes the errors of his ways... why the girl just doesn't go for a nice guy to begin with, SUPER ANNOYING...

Anyways, this was quite the tangent... and my goodness, I gotta get up in like 5 hours... stupid rambling on my stupid blog...]

Thursday, October 05, 2006


I had a midterm today. But I was sick. Studied for it, skipped my morning class, realized a couple hours before the test that I was in no condition to write a midterm.

If it was a commerce course, I would've just grinned and beared it, 'cause those are a freakin' nightmare to get out of... but since it was my Phil midterm, I was hoping that they were cool with it. And, as andrew said to me earlier, "and lo' they were cool." Or something like that. Heh.

Yeah, being sick sucks. But, hooray for lenient arts courses!

Until next time, I guess...

Monday, October 02, 2006


On the 480 coming to school, I saw, imo, the MOST ATTRACTIVE girl I've ever seen at UBC... nay, EVER. She was basically the epitome of my idea of beauty.

So, throughout the entire busride to UBC, I was thinking of what I could possibly do in this situation of finding the most attractive girl ever, fully aware that this could quite possibly be the only time I'd ever meet her... so, after much deliberation, I finally decided: I AM GOING TO ASK THIS GIRL OUT. I mean, worst case scenario, she turns me down, and I never see her again, right? So, I visualised myself asking her out, what I would say, how I would say it, etc etc etc...

Before I knew it, we were at UBC. Oh man, not much time left... gotta go talk to her now... OH HEY IT'S CLIVE, AND HE'S STARTING A CONVERSATION WITH ME. How perfect is that... so, I talk w/ Clive, while this girl continues to walk a mere several paces ahead of us, until she enters the SUB, while Clive and I do not... so, I graciously accept my defeat, and that it just wasn't meant to be...

...BUT NO, I COULDN'T JUST LEAVE IT AT THAT!!! So, I tell Clive that I'm going to the SUB for a bit, and he went off to class. So, I go into the SUB, and lo and behold, she's sitting at one of the tables, right there in the SUB! So with my built-up courage, I approach this girl of my dreams...

But then I see my reflection in the window: HOLY CRAP, I LOOK LIKE A TOTAL SCRUB!! Hair dishevelled (in a non-fashionable way), junky clothes, huge backpack... I COULDN'T ASK OUT A GIRL LOOKING LIKE THIS! So I did what any vain guy would do, and head over to the bathroom to do some final grooming checks... you know, make sure my hair's not terribly messy, shirts on alright, last-minute peptalk in front of the mirror, etc etc...

So, I walk back, courage slightly waning even while looking at least half-decent, hoping that she's still there... and, my goodness, she is! IT'S NOT OVER, I STILL HAVE MY CHANCE!!! So, I walk up to her... here's my chance... but then I realize something... I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO. I mean, holy crap, do I go ask her out directly, or try a conversation first, or what? And, after I do all these things, what then?? Do I give her a sharpie to write down her number on my hand, all highschool-like? Or, pull out my scrubby agenda?!?! HOLY CRAP I'M FREEZING UP!

This sudden fear of not knowing what to do, combined with my srubby appearance, had seemed to zap just about all the courage I had gathered during the busride over here... so, what do I do, but run to David Lam and blog about it all...

Yup, I AM a total loser...

But, I guess it wasn't a total loss; this unfortunate scenario made me realize a few things...

1) DON'T LOOK LIKE A SCRUB. You never know when you need to look nice...
2) I needs me a haircut... enough of this "longer is better" crap, when I know I look way nicer w/ short...
3) GET BUSINESS CARDS. Easiest way to give your contact info...
4) BUY BUSINESS CLOTHES. Okay, maybe not directly affective, but my confidence rises to ridiculous heights while wearing a nice suit, or perhaps a good-looking blazer...

And last, but not least...

5) NEVER HESITATE. I mean, if I just went up to her anyways, would it have been so bad??

How regrettable... how regrettable, indeed...

Until next time, I guess...

You Can't See Me!

Yup, just letting you guys know, I don't think I'm gonna be online at night very often... actually went to bed at a reasonable hour for, like, most of last week, and MAN there's such a difference... being on the comp, however, I ALWAYS stay up WAAAY too late...

But what about homework, you say?? Well, that's why I'm here blogging at nearly 5:30am; I'll do my ol' "sleep super early, wake up at 4" deal that works INCREDIBLY well, heheh... but yeah, this means I only got like 2 hours to do my homework... and, I'll be hella tired later on... meaning, less study time for my stupid Philosophy midterm, which is on wednesday, which'll only be like 20mins, of 10-15 short answer questions (i.e., one-sentence short answer), which'll be worth like 20% of my grade... 'cause, papers are worth like 30% each... GAH, why'd I take this stupid class anyways... but I digress...

But yeah, point of this is, if you don't see me online anymore, it's not 'cause I hate you all, it's cause I'm finally getting some sleep! Haha...

Now, that being said, once I gets myself my laptop... who knows, lol...

Until next time, I guess...

[edit - I guess it doesn't matter if I'm on the comp at night or in the morning, I still end up wasting the majority of my time... it's now quarter past 7am, and I haven't even started my homework... and I've got class at 10am, meaning I need to catch the 8:30 bus, meaning I've got to leave my place in at LEAST an hour from now... and now I'm sleepy... perfect...]

[edit2 - Well, it's nearly 8, and I barely started my homework... I now realize that I have like 3 hours between having to meet up w/ my group and the time my class ends. WHY THE HECK DID I WAKE UP SO DANGED EARLY?!??!?! Or, I guess continuing on in that vein, why didn't I just stay up late and socialize online instead of waking up early for no reason??? Ohhh, this is really shaking me from my initial sleep-early statements up there... but, it works soo well most of the tiime... dag nabbit...]