Sunday, September 30, 2007

wanna fight?

We finally had a chance to dine at Medieval Times. Although it was quite expensive and a bit awkward to eat with my fingers while trying to capture the moments with my point-and-shoot, the show was amazing. I wanted to take a picture with the Red and/or Black&White knight at the end but he got jealous because I was gushing too much about their hotness. Hahaha. Although I hate the idea of "treat me like a princess" mentality, the knight-in-shining-armour is a whole different concept I'm kind of attracted to. :P

Ever since we discovered the cheap theater close to his area, we have been watching movies 1-2 times a week. The latest one was The Kingdom. I'm not a big fan of war movies unless they have a purpose (ie. Schindler's List) as oppose to merely glorifying violence and stereotyping certain religions/nationality. In my opinion, The Kingdom just happens to be the latter. The ending was just horrible because it leaves a bitter taste, if I may say so. The violence I could take (even though I gagged at certain parts) but the effect it can have mentally on people who are easily influenced by such encouraging words was uneccessary. Ah, world peace when will you be attained. When everyone is gone? Sigh.


I wonder what has happened to the US dollar? Eek! Although it's kind of good to have the Canadian dollar worth more because that can mean shopping across the border will be even more rewarding, it will definitely have some consequences. I'm not one to dwell on the economic aspect of it but hopefully, whatever it may be won't be that horrible.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007


When the priest says, "speak now or forever hold your peace" during a wedding, doesn't it seem like he's just asking for trouble?

And that little blurb has nothing to do with anything. Errr.


I thought about something weird. Should I say it or should I just let it go? The question just floated in my head waiting to be recognized as something worthy to be discussed. I waited for a bit but things got in the way until I realized it's too late. Whether that is a good decision or not, I won't really know.


One more week and my days of having a mentor to guide me to become a staff nurse will end. Ack! Three months of orientation went by so fast, I can't believe that I've been working for that long because the remnants of my wage at my bank account makes it seems like I just started. Sigh. "

I was gonna say more things about this but I'm sleepy. At least I'm off this coming weekend. Yey!

Monday, September 17, 2007

what was that?

I found this scribbled on a piece of tissue paper as I was throwing out a bunch of things:

"Anyone perfect can be lying..
Anything loved can be lost
Anything plain, can be lovely"
I'm not sure where I found/heard/saw this and I'm a tad lazy to put effort to do a quick search though. I just thought it was quite interesting and at times true.
It felt like I had something to talk about but my mind refuses to cooperate now. I guess it wants whatever it is to be a secret for now.
And this song popped into my head: Diary by Bread

Monday, September 10, 2007

september, you love me don't you?

A day in bed (literally) does wonders:

1.) AHA! moment for a surprise/gift - My creative juices for gift giving has for some time been reduced to a drip or a squeeze once a month. This means, monthsaries are reduced to a card-giving routine or a movie-and-a-dinner extravaganza, if any. Sigh. Anyway, my trusty laptop, slow wireless connection and comfy bed led me to the city's entertainment centers listing. A few misses and I eventually clicked at Air Combat Zone. I'm not a big fan of shooting games or military/aircraft related stuff but someone is. From the description, we'll be aboard an F/A-18 Hornet air combat flight simulator. I just hope he does like it. :$

2.) Calculating September budget - I have yet to save a penny from my income so I typed up a budget. So far, it's been as laughable as my new year's resolution. Aside from my monthly bills that I have acquired, it's my mom's and my brother's birthday. I promised my brother that my gift will be putting an alarm on his car and my mom is hinting that she wants the same shoes I have. Aside from that, I haven't had a chance to treat the whole family for a dinner which is a must when someone in the family gets a job. Errr. So today, I was convinced budgets won't work for me. At least not this year.

3.) Recover - After three days of 12 hour shifts, I finally had a chance to sleep in and relax. Even though I've been leaving work late just in time to have a quick bite, a few minutes of much needed venting/conversation with anyone who would listen and 4-6 hours of sleep, I'm generally happy. This would be my life now and I need to adjust now and stop bitching and complaining every chance I get. Sure, there will be bad days, but hopefully good days will shadow those and all will be well. Daily mantra: life is good. *repeat x times*

Because of above reasons/excuses I missed on doing other things including: cleaning my room, 3 loads of laundry, getting a haircut, calling friends to make appointments to catch up.

I'll leave you with: Closer by Travis and Why Does It Always Rain On Me by Travis (I've been humming/singing these two songs out loud while working. Haha)

Saturday, September 8, 2007

it's only words

I had to settle for this part of the garden because there were too many mosquitoes on the other side. I want the same ones in my future garden.

I've been wanting to go to this exhibition - Chinese Lantern Festival.
Everything was hand made and they looked great at night.
The entrance fee was a tad expensive but it was worth it.

I've been here for 9 years and this is the first time I've been here.

Even though I get sooo tired from work, I still try to go out during the days I'm off. We still have a lot on our list of places to visit and restaurant to dine in while trying to stay in budget. I've been working for two months now and I don't have any savings to show for. Sigh. Ah, money. As someone told me, worry about debt later because no matter what you do, you'll always be in debt. I guess that's one way of looking at it. :D