Category Archives: Life

Random Thought 1-22-09

I noticed awhile ago while browsing through my blog that I have not been actually posting anything relevant to what is going on with my life or what not. I figured my blog has taken it’s “serious side” lately and I actually think it’s good (or not). I cannot think of anything to blog about and even if I might have any idea what to write I am not quite motivated enough to write anything. In short, I am just freaking  lazy these days. I am pretty sure I have mentioned enough about the weather already so yeah, that won’t do either.

If you are one of those who even bothered or cared about reading my profile here in my blog, rest assured that I am not a lunatic.  Since my blog is actually losing it’s “humor” what better time it is to write about my “stupidity?” Right?

Everybody knows that I don’t drive. It is not a SHOCKER so please save yourself from having a heart attack. I either take the bus or subway train every single day to work or anywhere around the city. Riding the bus or subway train don’t really bother me what pisses me off is when people tend to be so nosy that they need for me to explain to them why I am not a “driver” nor own a car. To me, that is not your business!  But holy mother of goose! Some people don’t get it!

Anyway, this one happened to me a year ago or so.  I just got out of the train on a typical Monday morning…busy, crowded and people are just going about their business. I on the other hand were on my way out of the Blue Line Monroe station when suddenly an old man just cut me off from my line, then stood in front of me…on the escalator and I just ignored him. Well, that was my plan anyway: TO IGNORE HIM.  Pow! That was a HUGE mistake on my part. You see, after a few seconds standing behind him on  the escalator he just totally passed out gas…as in he FARTED on my face! Not once but TWICE! I guess I was so shocked that it left me speechless! I could not utter a  single word or react to what just happened! I mean, what can I say when someone just farted on my face? Twice! Besides, how can I be rude to a senior citizen anyway? Yelling to everyone behind me that I just got farted on would be another mistake! Some might think I am delusional but am not! It was stupid and yucky!

When I told my friends what happened to me they just started laughing their a** off! Ha ha ha! Bulls eye! And yes, I forgot to mention that it was very, very stinky!

8 Things

8 THINGS I’M PASSIONATE ABOUT:

1. Chocolates 2. Cooking

3. Reading books

4. Movies

5. Karaoke

6. Photography

7. Blogging

8. collecting junks (re: used stamps, comic strips, postcards etc)

8 THINGS I SAY OFTEN: 

1. hey, what’s up?

2. holy cow!

3. hell no!

4. dang!

5. shoot!

6. geez

7. i dunno

8. are you serious?

8 BOOKS I’VE RECENTLY READ:

1. The Road (Cormac McCarthy)

2. A Thousand Splendid Suns ( Khaled Hosseini)

3. Socrates In Love (Kyoichi Katayama)

4. Prep (Curtis Sittenfeld)

5. Water For Elephants (Sara Gruen)

6. Running With Scissors (Augusten Burroughs)

7. Hot Gimmick (Miki Aihara Volume 1 to 12)

8. My Antonia (Willa Cather)

8 THINGS TO DO BEFORE I DIE:

1. Fall in love

2. Live life to the fullest

3. Travel around the world

4. Learn different languages esp Japanese, Korean and Portuguese

5. Be successful

6. Keep in touch with childhood friends

7. Have my own family (re: future hubby/kids)

8. Meet Dalai Lama

8 SONGS I COULD LISTEN TO OVER AND OVER AGAIN:

1. Somewhere Over The Rainbow (Eva Cassidy)

2. What A Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong)

3. Ever Since The World Began (Survivor)

4. Smooth Operator (Sade)

5. For Sentimental Reasons (Nat King Cole)

6. Gravity of Love (Enigma)

7. Fields of Gold (Eva Cassidy)

8. Fast Car (Tracy Chapman)

8 THINGS THAT ATTRACT ME TO MY FRIENDS:

1. Trustworthiness

2. Sensitivity & sincerity

3. Good sense of humor

4. Down to earth

5. Open-minded

6. Realistic

7. Adaptable to any situation

8. Understanding

8 THINGS I LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR:

1. The world is not flat yet not so round.

2. I am surrounded by weirdos.

3. Love songs are not corny.

4. I learned how to lose and gain weight in 365 days without gaining any positive results (ha!).

5. I am broke.

6. I still suck at arithmetic.

7. I am becoming more senile

8. Google and Mapquest rules!

Apologize

From the very first moment that I heard this song played on the radio I became speechless. The song has impacted me so much that I even thought of myself as selfish and self-centered. I know that I am not a perfect person and I may not always be right on decisions that I made in the past but I do think about the people that I may have wronged. If there is one thing that I could change about myself I would say that I wish I was wiser back then. If only I could relive my life I would’ve been more expressive and open about my feelings towards the people that I care. Is there such a thing as reading people’s mind? Will I ever know the logical reason why some friendships fall apart? I guess, everything happens for a reason. Ah, life is like a cryptic puzzle. The more I think about it, the more I become mystified by my own enigmatic life.

Btw, band’s name is OneRepublic (featuring Timbaland)

 

 

 

 

Reasons why I blog…hmm..is there?

Reasons Why I Blog

There is no doubt in my inquisitive mind that I am now becoming a blog addict. I started writing diaries during my freshman year in high school and what started as simple writings about “boys of my dreams” evolved into something deeper throughout my adolescence and abnormal maturity. Back then, I didn’t have access to the world wide web nor am I aware it even existed. Words like cyberspace, internet, ISPs, emoticons, email, E-bay, and blogging sounded strange to me. Well, not anymore.

Blogosphere reminds me of my inner-childish-self. Who would have thought that by writing my thoughts and having my own online diary would help me grow as an individual? I could write endless and numerous reasons why I blog and people will even get tired of me blabbing nonsense. I don’t really want to bore you to death and I certainly don’t want you to die from boredom so relax, be merry, have fun and read on…

    1) Blogging has become my stress reliever. After a stressful day at work who wouldn’t want to blog?

    2) Blogging is sharing. Sound familiar? You bet! Through blogging I can just randomly write about ANYTHING on my mind, share my views on broad and sensitive subjects (like porn? Hehehe), what I agree and not agree on.

    3) Blogging holds freedom of speech for anyone, everyone regardless of sex, race, status etc. Blogging is another way for me to let you know that I am also a sucker like you.

    4) Blogging is also an additional alternative for me to absorb new things from fellow bloggers, wackos, and nerds alike. It’s fun and exciting to read entries from bloggers who are just “world wide web apart.”

The world probably know now that I simply blog for fun. I blog mostly about my dysfunctional self, my misadventures, my frustrations, my never-ending quest for knowledge and fountain of youth, my insecurities, and of course, the missing link: LOVE LIFE (lol). Whatever reasons I may have forgot to include in this post, I sure hope you enjoy reading and continue blogging.

After all the heavy snow…

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You probably noticed by now how much I adore living in the Windy City. I never get tired watching all the beautiful and world famous Chicago skyscrapers. Sometimes I do get tired of the  urban life I lead but I feel lucky that I am able to enjoy my life. By the way, in this picture I’d like to show you the famous Chicago River (we color the river green during St. Patricks holiday) and the bridges where all trains going to the Loop (downtown) meets.

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Both pictures were taken earlier this morning (Saturday) while I was on the Brown Line Loop train using Samsung t629 camera phone. Its funny because I always see this lone park every single day but I’ve never been in the park, actually. We usually get a lot of snow every winter but only after we had our first major snowstorm this year that I have finally appreciate that there will always be a certain calmness after each snowstorms. These pictures made me ‘feel’ the tranquility I am looking for in my once-chaotic-urban life.

Boots Boots Boots!!!!

Whew! I’ve been looking for my winter boots since last night. I pleaded to my younger brother to help me look for my lost boots. I wouldn’t be spending 2 hours searching for my boots if I can just remember where I’ve kept them. I knew that I always put them somewhere in my closet and yes, my closet is not big enough. I don’t really own a huge amount of clothes and honestly, my entire wardrobe need a make-over. I haven’t really got the time to sort all of my clothes and my summer clothes are still in my dirty laundry. Can you believe how disorganize I am? Better believe it dude. I know am sorry but I am not really sorry, ya know. In the back of my mind, I know where I usually keep my belongings and “abubot”. If I live alone, I wouldn’t be this dis-organize but anyway I don’t really want to blame my siblings although yeah, they are guilty. Did I just contradict myself….again? Hmmm…well…kinda.

After cooking Korean noodle/ramen or whatever you may wanna call it, I went downstairs and started looking for my lost boots. While searching for my boots, I glance on the other corner and found out that I have some dirty bedsheets that needs to be wash. It doesn’t take much time to do laundry (I just hate folding clothes, honestly!) so I let the washing machine do the work. I am such a genius, right? Right, so back to my booties. I am not aware how many pair of shoes I have but mostly I like wearing rubber shoes. I don’t buy expensive-brand-name-shoes since they are too expensive but when I do, I buy them on sale. Hell! I am not gonna buy something that’s way out of my budget!

Today is probably my lucky day because I didn’t spend hours and hours looking for my boots. I found them in less than 20 minutes which is by the way, a record holder for me. Hahaha! Great! Oh look, I also found my sister’s Ugg boots (Whoa! didn’t know that she got an Ugg booty! Should I try it on or loan it from her? Now that’s a thought…). Enough of that, I am going out later with my sister so hopefully we’ll be able to take some cool snapshots.

Oh by the way, I almost forgot about my laundry….

Deluded moron

I feel like a stupid idiot right now. I am still sick and my cold won’t go away. I think it has gotten worse after I took a shower yesterday afternoon. I don’t think it’s my fault. Was I wrong to take a shower and smell nice? I thought not! I just can’t stand myself especially when I stink and smell funky. I know I am somewhat twisted but who cares really? I am just a little bit annoyed right now because I am still sick and I can’t do nothing about it.

Actually, I know I can do something about it. I read in a Japanese manga magazine ‘Shojo Beat’ that Shoga-yu helps remedy the early stages of a cold. For the heck of it, I might just as well include all the ingredients and “how to” make Shoga-yu.

INGREDIENTS

1 cup boiling water

3 thin slices fresh ginger

Juice of 1/4 lemon, strained

1 teaspoon honey

Bring one cup of water to a boil. Meanwhile, peel and slice ginger and place in a mug. Pour heated water over ginger and allow to steep for three minutes. When beverage reaches a drinkable temperature, stir in lemon juice and honey. Serve with a lemon wedge.

Pretty easy! I did this last night but I think I forgot to put lemon so when I took a sip, it was a bit odd. Never mind, I will try this one again later tonight. Well, we had our first snowstorm here in Chicago and it snowed overnight. I can absolutely see the evidence outside. My brother is sooo not gonna like it when he wakes up and find out that he’s gonna plow a ton of snow! We also had another “first” snowstorm on Saturday but it was a mix of wet snow and rain so the snow didn’t really stick on the ground. I might go out today with my sister and pose for some quick snapshots outside. I have to update my pictures on Friendster. I rarely check my Friendster account and Flicker so I don’t know. I guess I am just tired seeing all my old pics posted there.

Well, I better go back to bed first 🙂 I am such a knucklehead *lol* Only me who can laugh at my stupid jokes…pffffttt!