Wednesday, March 31, 2004

That School, My Alma Mater
It's been a while since I last actually put down a blog eh? Well, today I spent a chunk of the morning going around doing errands from CV to Oakland to Dublin and Pleasanton and back. Break has been pretty chill. I spent most of the time just relaxing from all the school stuff from last quarter. And after all that, I went to the HS for the first time since...the last time..

I parked in the spot that was actually for the car that I of the staff spots, then proceeded to walk toward what was once the drama building, but instead I was presented with a large green gate. My first impression was how it resembled a jail. However, after getting past the gate, the new renovated courtyard was quite nice. It is now a lot larger and looks cleaner. Despite previous reports, I found that the tree I used to hang out is still up and was not taken down, but the two trees where the "cool senior kids of the year" hung out is not gone.

Among the people I saw, the first was one I saw was none other than Laura. I was heading in, while she was heading out. It was great to see her again after so long! Charles was also there, and he's the same I guy as I used to know him, haha. Then, I saw Louisa and Tim. Inside at the badminton game, I saw Leona again since I don't even remember when the last time I saw her, but geez she's a Junior already (although I thought she was a senior already...being a leader and all for the team haha). We chatted it up a bit after her match. She misses all the badminton players from our year! aww how sweet. And among the others that I saw and talked to a bit included Caroline and Rachel.

As you can see...that isn't a lot of names I've listed. The team is full of new faces and they seem to be doing arite. It looks like a rebuilding year...then again that's how it was the past few years, haha. Anyway, it was nice seeing the people I haven't seen in a while. Good luck with the rest of HS. ;)

Saturday, March 20, 2004

Go Felix!
I mean, Dr. Felix Ling, MD (not yet, but close enough!). Congrats on moving on to the next step of your career at Loyola University, as well as the others that will be joining you there.

I'll try to keep doing my best to try to get near that goal!

Friday, March 12, 2004

Some Cal Aggie Loving
So I was reading the UC Davis campus newspaper the California Aggie, and I came across a column that I would like to say "amen, word" to. This is the article by Quynh Nguyen.

"A panel of hot male resident advisors revealed that men would prefer earnest communication over little games and hint systems." <-- that is the quote that I was practically saying DAMN STRAIGHT to myself in my head when I was reading it. It's nothing but the truth.

Tuesday, March 09, 2004

The Sun is Out to Play
A little flavor of the summer weather has begun, and it is really nice right now. It'd be great if it stayed this way, but the inevitable super hot heatwaves here in Davis are approaching quickly. As far as what's been going on, I can say that midterms are now officially done with, and in a week finals will be here, then it'll be a nice one week spring break. It'll be the first time I go back home since winter break!

Right now, I'm finishing up my second to last chemistry lab of the quarter. I would also like to note for the record that chem labs are a waste of time and does not help me learn the material involving the subjects we learn in chemistry.

Oh yes, and how can any guy forget that when the sun is out and the weather is hot, the girls are out struttin' their stuff and making them gawk and drool. haha. It's spring time, go have some fun.

Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Do You Ever Wonder Why?
I'm sure everyday everyone wonders why things are the way they are or why people do the things they do, and it just boggles your mind. And to start this series of DYEWW?, and to put to rest anyone who will probably think this....

Why the heck am I starting this? What is my purpose? None really. It just seems like something I can bring up, and perhaps others can discuss about. Who knows. Admins can feel free to post your own if you ever wonder about something you see that day and just want to talk about it. That's all on that one. Now, onto the first real DYEWW topic.

So in class a few weeks ago, I sat behind this one guy that used this thick napkin of some sort and blowing his nose with it or what not. Then he proceeds to put it in his pocket. I'm thinking, ok I guess it's like a handkerchief or something, but I'm always wondering why the hell anyone uses one of those things, and have all their germs/whatever up in their little rag or napkin in this person case, put it back in his pocket, then use it again a few minutes later. As far as I know, that's pretty disgusting. What was even more nasty was that after a while, he put that shit on the seat next to him to practically air/dry it out. wtf?? Obviously, he's been using that sucker all day, but please, keep that crap to yourself, don't put it on something where someone will be sitting/touching after you leave. Bottom line, use kleenex or something and toss it in the trash after use.

Saturday, February 14, 2004

Happy V-Day
To all the couples out there, enjoy the day and hopefully no break ups. To all the singles out there, maybe you'll receive something, if not, well look on the bright side, you save some money.

As for me, I think I'll do my chemistry lab write up or something. =(

Update: damn, that google toolbar is all heartsy and shit.

Tuesday, February 10, 2004

One Last Time
I have come under the impression that there seems to be some things that aren't clear and needs some further ramblings about it. This will be the last (hopefully) regarding anything related to my last relationship, a time I still cherish and remember, while it lasted.

Well, the subject revolves around my loyalty. From what it sounded like, it pretty much made me appear like a bad guy who was not loyal to his gf by the means of checking out other girls or something more to that degree. I would just simply like to say that whatever gave off that impression of me is either totally misconstrued or a total lie. I will say this now, that I was always loyal and will always be loyal to any of my gfs of the future, past, and present(if I had one). When I look back to last year, I devoted practically all my time to studying, relaxing, and mostly getting to know a little bit about the girl I eventually started a closer relationship with. I mean, I was talking to the girl for a good 3-4 months, which I found to be mostly waiting to give us both ample time, before making the decision to be together officially. In all the time last year, I DID NOT get to know ANY girls, while in my freshman year of college, other than simple acquaintances that never developed or in fact, I have never talked to since. And that even includes any of the girls I knew from back home. There simply wasn't anything going on with anyone other than the one that I was in love with. I figured that I have found that girl, and there was just no point to be looking elsewhere, so I didn't.

You can say that I or any guy for that matter "check out girls" while they are in a relationship, but come on, it's not like we're blind. If you see a good looking girl (or guy), you see a good looking girl (or guy). So heck, if I see one, it's not like I'll be thinking, DAMN I'd liked to get with her! No, I am not like that. And if you get the impression that I am, then I'm sorry, but you've mistaken me for who I am.

In reality, if I were really disloyal, wouldn't I have already tried to get with those "other girls" or even with another girl already a long time ago? Well as anyone who knows me knows, I'm in the same position I was in since June of last year. I've been loyal all this time even when she herself had moved on, and I respect that. And seriously, if I wasn't loyal, I wouldn't be here, almost a year since we first got together, just now finally moved on myself from someone who I've given a piece of my heart to. She's happy and I'm happy that she's happy, but I just can't believe that I was/am believed to have been disloyal because that, my friend, is bullshit. Good night.

Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Happy Birthday Julia!
Put that smile back on your face girl.

Tuesday, January 20, 2004

Girls Take Note, The OC Style
I just saw the episode of The O.C. that will be on tomorrow night. The episode was a pretty good depiction of what happens practically all the time in real life. And here's what I have to say, as I use the episode of The O.C. as an example, while making sure you won't need to watch it to understand where I'm trying to go with it.

Basically, in the show right now, there's this new kid (Oliver) that's blatantly trying to get with with main actress (Marissa) who's going out with the main actor (Ryan). Obviously, Ryan sees what Oliver is up to and being the boyfriend that he is, but Marissa keeps saying stuff like "noo, he doesn't have any friends," "he's a great guy," "he needs some friends," "we're just friends," "you can trust me" or other stuff to reassure Ryan that nothing's going to happen. If there's one advice I'd like to give to girls, it'd be that all those things she said don't say it because....guys (mostly boyfriends) f'ing HATE, and I mean HATE that shit when we (the guys) know wtf the other guy is up to. I don't know how dense a girl can be, as portrayed by Marissa by being gullible as heck and not listening to the one she says she loves at all. And girls, don't even give me some bullshit about the guy (Ryan in this case) being jealous. It's not even about that. I can safely vouch that guys (the boyfriends) hate that shit. Period.

Monday, January 19, 2004

Snowboarding, Sun, lots of Soreness, yet Satifying
This weekend was a fun and very enjoyable three days. It consisted of a few of the guys heading up here to Davis, then to Tahoe, then back to Davis. Read on for the details.

Friday was the beginning of the weekend, and that started off with attending my chemistry lecture and chemistry discussion. I'm starting to like my chem TA because all we did in discussion was get a piece of paper, and had a quiz that was basically a subtraction problem! Hah. Then, back home, I think I ate lunch and proceeded to get some hours into a particular game that I can't speak of. That itself killed a good chunk of time before Jerry, Kevin, Chester, and Eric B., rolled into Davis.

The night consisted of a dinner trip to Dos Coyotes, a little bit of poker, some xbox gaming, some computer games, and a whole lot of Perudo (aka Dudo). At some point around 2AM-3AM, we realized that we had to get up at approximately 6:15AM before going to sleep.

Naturally, we ended up sleeping past that proposed time and did not end up leaving until around 8AM. I made somewhat of a breakfast just to jumpstart us a bit. We headed over to Safeway to buy lunch before heading toward Donner Ski Ranch, which is next to Sugar Bowl if you're more familiar with that place. I was pretty much asleep most of the hour and a half or so it took to get there. At the mountain, we got our rentals and lift tickets for a nice price of $48 total. I was the only newbie of the group, and they took me straight to some of the higher up slopes where I slightly managed myself. Obviously, I was lagging behind everyone, but eventually I made it back to the bottom after numerous falls. Throughout the first slope, I managed to get on the board, stay balanced and go, but the only way for me to stop was to just pretty much crash, haha. After that first one, everyone was hungry, so we had lunch. After lunch, we went up to the very freakin' top of the mountain! The lift was quite high off the ground, and we went down this one hella deep slope that was next to this other slope, which was called the "vanishing point" with a black diamond next to it. It was probably reminiscent to the HOT SPOT at our rafting trip last summer. During this run, I managed to learn to somewhat slow down efficiently and make some turns once in a while. At the last stretch, I was on my board for probably the longest time, but then when I neared the bottom, I ended up falling forward. As that happened, my jacket and clothes beneath me somehow went up, and when I landed I slid across the ice and managed to receive a nice stinging ice burn across my stomach. The feeling was like when you get rug burns, so it wasn't too bad. At this point, I sat out and rested up, since I had also developed a slight headache from all the falling. The other guys ended up going off some other place, and I chilled for a while before heading up the first slope we went to. I did that one a few more times to practice a bit before I called it a day. At the end of the day, which was around 4:30PM, we turned in the stuff and headed back to Davis. We got back around 6-7PM and went to Applebee's for dinner.

Back at my place, I took a shower and crashed for a few hours, as did a few others. Kevin played Desert Combat and Gunbound I think. When I woke up, we played some more Perudo, and switched off playing a bit of Gunbound, and just chilled. Then, we started playing Hunter: The Redeemer on the Xbox until around 5AM before calling it a night.

Sunday, I woke up around 12:45PM, went downstairs, washed some dishes, and started to cook spaghetti for lunch while watching the Patriots cheat again. =P Everyone woke up soon after and watched the game for a bit before playing Hunter again because the game was bs. Around 3-4PM, Willy came back from his retreat, and we taught him how to play Perudo. We played until it was time for dinner. For dinner, we went to Fuji's, which is always good. Chester, Jerry and I observed two interesting couples, while we were there. So after that, Willy and Kev each battled Jerry in NBA Live before they packed up and went home.

So yeah, overall, the weekend was a great. I saw snow for the first time in my life and learned to snowboard somewhat in the process. I'll definitely be going again, perhaps some time in the next 2-3 months before the snow season is over.