Tuesday, April 13, 2010

My First Blog Awards!

Hey guys!

So this is super duper exciting for me! The lovely Georgina of coffretgorge tagged me with my very first blogger awards!

So I'm not really sure how this works...hopefully I do it right!
I'm supposed to share 5 things about me. I just did the 10 random facts about me tag so this might be a little hard but...let's try!

1. I'm a nail biter. I've been biting my nails ever since I can remember...and I've tried many many times to stop but nothing seems to work! I stopped when I went to China one year because I was afraid I might die from germs...and then I stopped during my 8 month co-op work term because another one of my co-workers stopped biting her nails...but now I've started again! I think part of it might be stress from school, but I think I'm usually just bored. SIGH. It doesn't help that my nails are super brittle too! If you have any suggestions on how I can stop/how to strengthen my nails, please let me know!

2. One of my feet is a whole size smaller than the other. My right foot is 6.5, and my left foot is 5.5. It makes buying shoes SO hard!

3. I took ballet once...ONCE. For one class. My parents bought my the shoes and tights and uniform and everything...for me&my sister. We went to one class and my sister and I decided we didn't like it, so we never went back. All the stuff we bought went to waste!

4. I've worn glasses since the 2nd grade. I wear contacts now, & my eyes are at -2.50 & -3.25. I think that's pretty good for someone who's been wearing vision correcting lenses for 13 years!

5. I am really really bad at staying in touch with people. I find that everyone is constantly passing me by. That is why I am so thankful for all you blogger friends! If I miss a day, I can go back and find out what you've been up to =) Seriously though, thank you to each and every one of you for stopping by, leaving your comments, reading my posts, or whatever! It truly means a lot!

Sooo...now I have to tag other people! I think everyone I'm going to tag has gotten these awards already, but there isn't a rule about not being allowed to get it more than once, right? Haha. So..I pass on these awards to:
- Rick or RicAdeMus
- Stephanie of Julu Jewelry
- Lisa of Shop N' Chomp 
- Christy of w0ngturn 
- Kym of beecreative 
& to every single person who reads this tag! YES YOU DON'T GO HIDING NOW! =)

& I kind of sort of also got tagged by Rick for the Happy 101 Award!
 Yay! Thank you! Not really sure of all the rules to this one either, but I know I have to post 10 things that make me happy, sooo let's go!
1) Doing nothing. Just sitting there...watching TV...eating is a must too. Sitting, watching TV, and eating makes me happy! Haha

2) Sunny days! Gloomy days bring me down. It's nice when I don't have to wear a jacket outside.

3) Finding out I aced a test I thought I failed. Happens a lot in university. It helps when the average is 50% and the class is curved though.

4) Pictures. I love looking back at pictures. Brings back all sorts of nice memories. I was so so sad when my laptop got stolen because I hadn't backed up any of the pictures nor were any of them developed =(

5) Getting mail! Even if it's junk mail. If my name is on it and I get to open it, it makes me happy! I also really like unwrapping wrapped presents. Even if there's nothing in it! 

6) Good hair days. Especially if I just rolled out of bed with it. Saves lots of time in the morning!

7) Playing board games. I am really competitive and board games totally brings that out of me, but playing is so much fun!

8) Going through the holidays, eating a million meals a day, and finding out I lost weight! Haha it's a nice feeling.

9) Stationary!! I LOVE stationary! I love shopping for school supplies, I love looking at it, I love using it...just love love love! Makes me so happy! From pens to highlighters to white-out to rulers to book stands to staplers to...everything. I love everything to do with stationary.

10) You! My blogger friends! =) 

So now I pass on this award to everyone who commented on my "My Olympic Love" post!
- Stephanie of Julu Jewelry
- russ
- Kym of beecreative
- Lisa of Shop N' Chomp
- Georgina of coffretgorge
- Samantha
- CCWai 

Thanks so much for reading guys!

Until next time =) 

I Can't Think of a Title...This is Supposed to be a Short Post

Hey guys!
So...I haven't posted in a while and Rick doesn't want him & Kym to look like stalkers so here's an itty bitty post!
Finals are here and my bf has blocked blogger and facebook and youtube and ninjavideo on my computer whenever I'm studying at his house which makes updating kind of hard BUT I do have some things to report!

Rick's Giveaway Package!!
Yay! So I was one of the winners of Rick's giveaway and I just got my package last week! My prize was the "Live, Love, Laugh, EAT" T-shirt by Kym's herrohachi

Kym packaged it oh so cutely. I love it!

I love love love my shirt! There could not have been a better suited prize for me =)

Thank you so so much Rick for being so generous & for being such a great blogger friend! You are awesome =)
& Thanks Kym for putting so much love into your products! I looove the shirt to death!

If you haven't yet, go say hi to those two !

I have other things to say...like claiming my first ever blog awards...but I will save that for another day.
Until then, I need to go bury myself in books. If you don't hear from me, I'm probably under a pile of them somewhere =) Sorry for the lack of posts and stuff...I'll get back on soooon! (I hope).

Until next time! Thanks for reading guys.

Monday, March 29, 2010

My Olympic Love ♥

Hey guys!

KAY...this post is totally overdue. I feel like I'm living in the Vancouver Olympic past, BUT THAT'S OKAY!  Steph said she wanted to see the loot I got from the Olympics so here they are =)
Bahahah. My Quatchi broke off his keychain...but my bf's mom sewed him back together...BUT JUST TO BE SAFE...I bought a back-up in case poor Quatchi has another accident!
The must-have Vancouver Olympic red gloves. ♥ ♥
Mukmuk =) My second favorite (my bf's favorite). He's so egg-shaped...how could he be cuter than Quatchi?!

It's not much but I can tell you I love everything I bought and I totally regret not buying more!! 
My favorite thing has got to be my Quatchi slippers. They're made for kids so only XL can fit me, and naturally only the smalls were left in stores (because I'm sure other adults were loving these slippers as much as me!) so I had to get the bf to ask his sister to get them from Vancouver for me. They are SO CUTE and so warm and so comfy and I just love them to death =)

HAHA really random post I know..
So which Olympic mascots are your favorite?
 The Vancouver Olympic mascots?

 The Beijing Olympic mascots?

 The Sydney Olympic mascots?

LOL to be honest I didn't even know Sydney's mascots looked like that! They kind of scare me actually...no offense or anything..

Haha yeah...

PLEASE SHARE YOUR OLYMPIC MEMORABILIA! i have some Beijing Olympic stuff too but too lazy to share right now...I was in Beijing a month before the Olympics started and let me tell you...it was already tons of crazy!

Until next time =)

PS. KYM, I know you're going through withdrawal with me not posting for a week...so I have come to save you! LOL. & PPS. I expect to see your stuff after you bragged of all your Quatchi loot, SO JEALOUS!! =p

Monday, March 22, 2010

Ten Honest Things About Me Tag!

Hey guys!!

So I was tagged a while back by two wonderful bloggers - Stephanie of Julu Jewelry and RicAdeMus - for the 10 honest things about you tag! 

I love tags because they actually give me something to post about. So let's begin! In no particular order...

1. I love to eat. A lot. And I can eat, a lot. One time, I was one slice shy of finishing a medium Pizza Hut Pizza...and the only reason why I stopped eating was because my boyfriend had just finished one slice less than me and told me how absolutely stuffed he was and how he couldn't possibly eat anymore. That made me feel bad and I didn't want to look like I could eat more than him so I stopped. But truthfully, I probably could have finished that pizza and kept on going if I wanted to. People also like to bring my to all-you-can-eat's for that reason. I finish anything they can't.

2. I am a horrible conversationalist. I am really bad with thinking of topics to talk about, be it with strangers or even with close friends. That is why I either like to talk to very talkative people, or people who don't like to talk at all. The former because they do all the talking and all I have to do is sit back and listen, and the latter because then they wouldn't mind the awkward silence that's bound to arise.

3. I am very bad with geography. Like...really bad. Like...not knowing if London is a city or country kind of bad (don't worry, I think I've figured it out after my boyfriend made fun of me for it time and time again). If you ask me what continent a particular country is in (outside of North America) I will not be able to tell you. I probably wouldn't be able to name all the continents for that matter. Like I said. BAD.

4. I love the smell of wood and fresh ground coffee beans, and i don't mean like..in the wilderness with mother nature kind of wood, i mean..processed, cut, and made into furniture kind of wood. i LOVE when i walk into home depot (especially) because it just blasts you in the face with the smell of wood. it makes me so sad when my nose becomes immune to it and i can't smell it anymore =( oh and i hate coffee, but the smell of the powder you use to make it smells amazing..

5. I can understand 5 languages, but can only speak 1. So if anyone ever speaks any of those 5 languages to me, I'll always respond in English. I hate speaking to Asian parents for that reason. They speak in Cantonese or Mandarin and they automatically expect you to know how to speak it too, and when I respond in English, I can totally feel them looking down on me. On the same note, I took Mandarin in school for 13 years and can no longer read, write, or barely speak it. What a waste.

6. I like when garbage cans in my house are empty. It makes me feel nice inside. The feeling I get when I throw something into an empty garbage can, and when I throw something into a full garbage can is COMPLETELY different. That is why the garbage has to be thrown out at least once a day.

7. I am super stubborn and hate when I'm wrong, and to avoid being wrong, I would make up the most ludicrous excuses ever. Like if you told me that in a vacuum, a feather and a rock would fall at the exact same rate, and I said YOU'RE CRAZY THAT'S NOT POSSIBLE YOU'RE WRONG...and then we experimented and found out you were right, I would probably respond by saying..."You said that they'd fall at the same rate, not together! At the same time! Like..you didn't say they would both reach the ground at once! And you never said inside a vacuum! I totally know that that's what happens inside a vacuum!" while you're thinking "I totally said inside  a vacuum...what is she talking about..crazy woman." I think everyone hates being wrong though.

8. I have a sister 1.5 years younger than me, and another sister 18 years younger than me. Yup. Huge age gap. & the youngest one is at the stage where she's screaming all the time...the terrible two's I think they call it? But she was pretty terrible all along. It's amazing..it's like she never gets tired! She could be running up and down and all around screaming this way and that ALL DAY and still have energy to keep going! What is up with that! It makes studying very very difficult...

9. I've been to the bar/club only once. I don't enjoy them at all. First of all, I don't drink. Why do people drink anyway? It doesn't taste good and it makes you feel all dizzy and stuff afterwards! I much prefer my apple juice thank you very much. And second of all, those places are always so crowded and everyone is pushing up against each other shoving and whatnot while it's all dark so someone stepping on your foot is inevitable...and I'm slightly claustrophobic so that doesn't help either. OH and I hate dancing too. My body has zero rhythm so every time I try to "bust a move" I make a fool of myself. So embarrassing.

10. I love boardgames. Luckily my circle of friends share my disgust for bars/clubs and instead we spend our weekly get-togethers playing boardgames. My all-time favorite (at the moment) is Settlers. It's SO MUCH FUN! Honestly if you haven't tried it yet YOU MUST! Best board game ever!! I've only tried the original Settlers and Seafarers so far though...Cities and Knights is next on my list. Monopoly is pretty fun also. 

Anyway, that's my 10! Sorry for going into so much detail, but now you know a little more about me =)

oOo I just thought of another one! 11. I love dinosaurs. If I were to pick an occupation solely based on what I find interest in, it would be paleontology. But don't let me fool you - I know nothing about dinosaurs. I can barely name one for you right now if you were to ask. I just think the idea of them existing is super duper cool. Just imagine...many many years ago..these big creatures were roaming around where you're sitting right now! And then they just disappeared! SOO cool! No? Is it just me..?

And now..I tag everyone who wants to do it to do it =) It's a super fun tag to do so I highly recommend you get on it!

This week I have to write another 3 essays (just like last time for the exact same class) as my take-home final so let's hope that goes well!

Until next time guys =) Thanks for reading!

Sunday, March 21, 2010


Hey guys!

So the ever so wonderful & entertaining RicAdeMus is having his very first giveaway!

He's named it "Hope and Heroes" and the prizes are as follows:

The "Live, Love, Laugh, Eat!" t-shirt by Kym of herrohachi. This giveaway is for all followers (current and new), as well as frequent commenters.

 A small pendant replica of the Hope Diamond. Current followers and frequent commenters automatically get 2 entries. Those who entered the t-shirt giveaway are automatically entered into the pendent giveaway & mystery gift!  

So head on over to RicAdeMus' blog NOW NOW NOW!!! & enter! & take a gander! As I've said before, he's seriously one of the nicest blogger (bloggers? blogger? I don't know grammar) you will ever meet (metaphorically speaking)! So go! =)

Until next time!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

A Brief Note from Me !! =)


Oh my gosh...this feels weird...

It's been 2+ weeks since I've last posted. Actually...it's been 2+ weeks since I've even touched blogger. I haven't read any blogs, I haven't commented on any blogs, I haven't read any of my comments, I haven't checked my e-mail to see if I received any comments, and I have definitely not written any new posts.

I haven't checked my own blog for a few reasons...
1) I felt guilty for not posting after saying I was going to post once a week on my February Piece of Me
2) I was afraid of reading any comments from people yelling at me for not posting
3) Actually, to be honest, I was afraid I hadn't received any comments at all.

But today! I decided to be brave and finally look, and low and behold, there were actually some of you who checked up on me. I can't tell you how great of a feeling/relief it was!

Seriously, thanks to all of you who even bother to read my blog & take the time to comment. I never thought I'd reach 5 followers, let alone 20! But I especially especially thank RicAdeMus, Shop N' Chomp, & Stephanie. Seriously some of the nicest people I've ever encountered. Seriously. (I used seriously 3 times in 4.5 sentences. My writing has seriously deteriorated!)

 Anyway...what's the point of this post? Nothing really. 

How do I explain my lack of posting? I want to say I've been busy...and to some extent I have been, but a lot of it is due to lack of motivation/laziness. Blogging is hard! I admire those of you who manage to update on a regular basis! But my problem is...I have nothing to talk about. I have no hobbies or opinions or interests, which is why I took up blogging - to find something I'd be interested in, or to make a hobby out of it. But it's hard when I have nowhere to start..then life becomes a constant cycle of looking out for blogging opportunities, and that gets tiresome real fast. Constantly trying to think of something to say turned into a chore which became something I wanted to avoid which led me to where I am now. 


I don't know really. I don't know if I want to keep blogging. I truly enjoy reading everyone's blogs, and I think that that's going to be where my priority is at now.

This was such a random post..oh gosh.

BUT SINCE I HAVEN'T BLOGGED FOR SO LONG, I'll give you guys a little update on what's happened!

- Chinese New Year consisted of lots of eating. LOTS of eating. Eating in restaurants, eating in people's homes, large feasts at home, etc etc. I went to my mom's temple to do the whole incense burning thing. It's supposed to be good luck, and I actually believe it! Last year I didn't go to burn the incence, and I swear I had pretty bad luck. I blame my laptop getting stolen at school on the day of my Midterm to that! So after my laptop was stolen, I immediately went to the temple to burn the incence. Chinese New Year also consisted of lion dances and drum performances.

- Valentine's Day was a flop. It's never good. EVER. My boyfriend forgot it last year which made me quite angry, and this year we got into a pretty huge argument that wasn't resolved until late that night. We don't do big holidays very well.

- I went to Bikram Yoga. Bikram Yoga is basically yoga in a SUPER HOT room (40C/105F). I bought an unlimited one week pass and only went twice. YUP. It was horrible! Excruciating! One of the worst experiences of my life! First of all it stinks of horrible BO as soon as you walk in, then everyone drops their sweat on you, and then you get all dizzy and nauseous because it's so hot, then you can't hold your balance because you're so dizzy, and that just defeats the whole purpose of yoga! They say it's good to feel dizzy and nauseous because that means all your toxins are being sweated out, but I personally did not like the feeling and much prefer normal yoga instead. I was pretty ashamed though because there was a 10 year old girl doing much better than I was. I ended up lying on the floor for half the class the second time around because every time I tried to get up, my body simply collapsed back down. Not. Fun.

- OLYMPICS!! I didn't think I would be interested in the Olympics in Vancouver...but national pride soon kicked in when Canada's medal count started to grow. It was so intense watching everyone, from hockey to skating to curling. I was kind of disappointed in the opening ceremonies though. The biggest moment of the Olympics for me though, as I'm sure it is for many others, was the Gold Medal hockey game between Canada and the US. I'm not a hockey-watcher, but HOLY SMOKES that was one of the most intense games I've ever seen in my life! I nearly had a heart attack when the US scored at 20-some seconds left. SO GOOD. & I loved the mascots too! Quatchi is love. I found myself hoarding Olympic memorabilia but by the time I became interested, it was already hard to find certain items. ANYWAY...I have to say I really enjoyed the Olympics, much more than I thought I would, and I can honestly say that I feel a lot prouder to be Canadian than before. OH BY THE WAY, for those of you who watched the closing ceremonies...we are totally not all about beavers and moose and the RCMP and saying sorry and saying eh...I don't know why we were reinforcing the misconception people have of Canadians. Oh well.
I feel really bad for the Luger who died right before the Olympics though. It's so heartbreaking! He was so so close..

So...yeah..that was my last two+ weeks. Really random post, I know, but this might be the last one for a while...

So I hope everyone is well, and I'll try to keep up with your blogs as best I can!

Until next time =)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Vending Machines

Hey guys!

So...I have 3 essays to write by tomorrow...each have to be 500-1500 words...and I am currently sitting at 250 words IN TOTAL. I am so dead! But I wanted to take a little break because my brain is broken soo...here's a little blog post =)

Does anyone hate vending machines as much as I do? Aren't they the worst?! AHGH!

The other day I saw a girl eating a bag of sour cream and onion chips and she totally made me crave it! So as soon as I got off the train I ran towards a vending machine and bought myself a bag.

SO SO GOOD! But you know those bags of chips...they're filled like 1/4 of the way! So the greediness inside me decided I wanted another bag...I went to a different machine and plopped in my money. 25 cents...5 cents...1 dollar...WHY IS MY DOLLAR NOT SHOWING UP? I put in a dollar but it says I've only inserted 30 cents! And my dollar isn't in the little coin return thing either. And then I look like an idiot pushing down that coin return button that never works...and then I think to myself...maybe it got stuck? So I put in another 5 cents to try and push my dollar through. The digital screen now reads 35 cents. Noooo! Not only have I lost my dollar, I just inserted more money that I won't be able to get back!

So not only was I down $1.35, I also didn't get my second bag of chips. Boo =(

And don't you just hate it when your candy/chips gets stuck on the spiral-y thing that pushes it out? I don't want to embarrass myself by shaking or kicking the machine, and plus they say not to or else it might topple over and kill you...but...obviously I'm desperate for my food if I'm buying it from a vending machine!

This is why I would much rather deal with a real person. They won't steal my money and refuse to give me my food!

Have you experienced any horror stories with vending machines? Do tell!

Until next time guys =) Wish me luck with the 4500 I have to write!!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Piece of Me February 2010

Hey guys!

It's time for Toothfairy's monthly game - A Piece of Me. Sorry for being MIA. This blogging this is a lot harder than it looks! Well, without further ado, let's begin...

This month...

I like: doing yoga. The instructors at my gym have switched from doing Hatha Yoga to Flow Yoga which is so much more intense and I hurt so bad the next day every single time...and I LOVE that feeling!

I don't like:
that I made a really dumb mistake on my midterm. It keeps coming up in the back of my mind. It's one thing to do badly because you honestly didn't know how to do the questions, but it's another thing when you do badly but you knew what you were doing...you just forgot to read the question fully! Darn nerves.

I want you to know:
that I've seriously considered closing my blog (only after 2 months! Oh god!) because I feel so bad about not posting as regularly as everyone else does. Don't worry, I'm working on the posting more part.

I've planned:
to go to yoga once a week and to post at least once a week...hopefully.

I want to say to someone special: Dear Twix: You bit my finger and now it's swollen. Say sorry.

If you haven't joined in on the game yet, you should go! Head over to Toothfairy's blog to read the rules!

Until next time!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I Didn't Do it (Shh Yes I Did)..

Hey guys!

Sorry for not posting in so long. Midterms are coming up and homework is starting to pile up and I'm honestly going crazy! So sorry if I go weeks without a word, I'm still alive - I promise!

Anyway, last week something happened that reminded me of something similar that happened before...isn't that always the case? Anyways..

My hardwood floor was super sticky all over the place and my dad was freaking out because he couldn't understand why! So naturally he blamed my 2 year old sister for spilling pop and probably spreading it through the entire house. I didn't know it at the time, but I soon realized that the stickiness was totally my fault...

See...the night before I was drinking something out of my martini glass (because I feel more special that way) and accidentally knocked it over and broke it. Whatever I was drinking spilled all over me so I had to walk to my room to change. While walking, I undoubtedly left a trail of my sticky drink through my house and forgot to clean it afterwards. OOPS! I didn't tell my dad it was my fault, I just let him believe it was my baby sister. I mean...my dad's not going to yell at her, and even if he does, it's not like she'll understand! And plus...he probably wouldn't make her clean it up! Oh dear, I'm horrible.

But this happened a long time ago too. When I was like...8 let's say...I had just taken a piano examination and was anxiously waiting for my results! Weeks and weeks (or so it felt) passed and still no word! So one day in the closet I see a blank sealed envelope, and for some reason I convinced myself that HAD to be the results! So I started to open it...I tore an opening in the corner of the envelope AND THEN...stopped. I don't know why. I just left that corner open and put the envelope back in the closet.

The next day I was in the car with my mom, dad, and sister (not my current 2 year old sister, obviously). My mom and dad asked us which one of us opened the envelope as it was an extremely important envelope. They were furious! My sister said she didn't do it, and I kept quiet, but my sister was always the one getting into trouble so my parents automatically blamed her for it. I kept quiet still. They yelled and yelled at her to the point of tears and I didn't say anything because OBVIOUSLY I don't want to get yelled at like that either!

They still bring this up, but I don't really know why they'd be so angry over an open envelope. Can't they just use a new one?

Anyway, have you ever let someone else take the blame for something you did?

I'm sure you have! And I bet a lot of the stories will involve passing gas of some sort! Haha just kidding. Anyway, until next time!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Photo Tag!

Hey guys!

So the lovely Christy over at w0ngturn tagged me for this photo tag. Hurray, I've never been tagged on blog for anything before, so this should be interesting! PS. Go check out Christy's wonderful blog, although I'm sure many of you have already!

OKAY. So...the rules:
1. Open your 1st Photo folder.
2. Scroll to the 10th photo.
3. Post the photo and the story behind it.
4. Tag 5 or more people.

So the 10th photo in my 1st photo folder leads me to...

This picture was taken in December of 2008. It was my friend's birthday and her boyfriend wanted to surprise her with something, so I decided I would help him decorate her basement for her.

We were supposed to have our secret santa that exact same night, but the boyfriend suggested we move it to another day so we could surprise her on her birthday with this. So we told her secret santa was moved (and she was super bummed because this was her way of celebrating her birthday and now she thinks no one will be celebrating with her) and the planning begun!

The day's events were as follows:
1. Boyfriend takes her out to try to make up for the fact that she now has to celebrate her birthday on her own.
2. My friend and I call her mom to let us into her house.
3. My friend and I decorate her basement.
4. All those participating in secret santa now go meet at a restaurant.
5. Boyfriend brings her to the restaurant.
7. We eat dinner.
8. We bought her a cake! SURPRISE x2!!!
9. We call say we're going home.
10. We're actually going to her house while boyfriend takes a SUPER LONG DETOUR to take her home.
11. She gets home. Boyfriend makes dumb excuse to go inside with her.
12. She goes down to her basement.
13. SURPRISE x3!!!!!!!!!!!!

It was some fun times. Here are more pictures of the decorations:

Success !!! I love love surprise parties. I've had 2 thrown for me before. Perhaps I'll save that story for another time.

I think many of you have done this tag already but the rules say to tag 5 more people so here goes..

I tag:
4. russ 

THERE! Gahh I hate this tagging other people business. It's so hard to pick! Please, everyone who wants to do this tag - do it! I'm sure 4.99999/5 of the people I tagged already did this anyway but yeah.

OKK! Until next time!

Oh yeah! For today's question - Have you ever thrown a surprise party for someone or had one thrown for you??

And super random question..
When someone types LOLOLOL would that be..."laugh out loud out loud out loud"? Or does LOLLLLL mean "laugh out loud loud loud loud loud"? In my head both of these convert to "hahahaha."
Yeah. Random.
PS. I've started a beauty blog! Uh...yeah...here I am whining about how I may not be able to update my blog as much due to school, and then I go and start a second one! How smart of me...Haha.

Anyway, I'd love it if you would drop by and say hi! Click here to do so =)

Thursday, January 7, 2010


Hey guys!

So something totally embarrassing happened to me today on the bus-ride home.

I'm sitting by myself, looking out the window, and at the corner of my eye I see my friend walk onto the bus and sit on the chairs across from mine. He was putting his bag down so he had his back to me, so I just sat there and looked at him, smiling, waiting for him to turn around so I could say hi.

Well, he turns around, and my mouth begins to say Hi and he sees me smiling at him so he's about to say Hi and at the exact same time, we both realize that we don't know each other.

Oh dear, wrong person. I quickly whip my head around and intently stared out the window until he got off the bus.

Awkward, awkward, awkward! I hate when this happens! That's why I always avoid saying hi to people and, instead, hide my face behind a newspaper or something so no one would say hi to me either.

Have you ever had a case of mistaken identity where you approached someone and it wasn't who you thought it was?

Another similar incident happened when I was a kid (actually, I'm not sure if this is my own story or if this is a story my boyfriend told me. Our stories get mixed up in my head sometimes, but anyway...).  My sister and I were waiting at the entrance of a mall while my dad went to get the car from the parking lot. We saw our car drive up so we ran out to open the car door. The door was locked so we started banging on the window. Still locked. So we went to the driver's door to ask my dad to unlock it. WHOOPS. Not our dad! Heh heh heh how embarrassing...
At least I was a kid. Kids are allowed to make silly mistakes like that.

Anyway, until next time!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Music+Reading = Relevant to Engineers?

Hey guys!

How goes it?

So my first two days of school are over, and they passed by relatively painlessly I might add. But the courses I have lined up for this semester do not spark any ounce of excitement within me at all. Oh well, not like I was expecting anything anyway. 

However, there is one in particular that seriously knocked my socks off ! (and not in a good way).

So this course is called Intro to Studies in Science, Technology, and Society. It's one of the mandatory tech electives we must take for our degree.  So I walk into the class & the prof begins by explaining the course:

This course is about the history of the history of technology, and the history of the philosophy of technology, and the history of the [insert something else here] of technology...

Ya-da-ya-da-ya-da continue...

So for the duration of this course, I am going to be lecturing about something that's completely new to me. I decided this would be interesting so it would be a learning experience for both you (the students) and I! How fun!

How can this course be any fun...sigh...1hr10 minutes left keep talking...

The topic we will be discussing is MUSIC.

 Excuse me?

Yes! Music! We will listen to songs and watch movies and go on fieldtrips. This course covers all kinds of music from Rap to Rock to Techno. No Jazz though - I don't like Jazz.

I'm sorry, but on what planet did Music all of a sudden become relevant to my Engineering career? GAH! You can imagine the look on all our Engineering faces - yes, the entire class is made up of Engineers. It's like doctors having to take Botany or something...but that would at least have some relevance since they could learn about the medicinal properties of certain plants or something...OR! hmm..well, let's face it, music is random no matter what faculty you're in (unless you happen to be taking Music or something of the like).

OH! And another thing...on our class syllabus the mark breakdown only added to 95% which we pointed out to her (our prof) to which she responded "SHIT! Really? Oh dear...I'm a humanities major, I can't do math."

Great. Math is what we Engineers do! So maybe we can teach her Math and she can teach us Music! Oh dear oh dear...perhaps this course is the faculty's attempt to broaden our horizons.

The only music background I have is 7 years of piano, but that was 10 years ago so I doubt that will be of any help.

Luckily the course seems pretty easy with a take-home midterm and a take-home final, and a peer-evaluated group project. OH AND THIS COURSE HAS LIKE 50 MILLION PAGES OF READING A DAY. I haven't read that much in my past 3 years of university! Oh well.

Did I mention that the class is 50/56 male? That's 6 females in a class of 56! You know you're in an Engineering class when...

OO OO! One thing I did get super excited about was this:


It's the special type of graph paper we have to do all our assignments on - and it's pink! Usually it's boring blue, but it's pink! The Engineering Students' Society has sold green and magenta and orange...and I was waiting and waiting for a pink or a purple but I thought the day would never come since the faculty is dominated by men and I doubt many guys would be interested in writing their homework on pink paper, but that's okay, because I love it, and the day I get to write my assignments on pink paper has finally come! Yes, this is what my life has become - me getting excited over pink gridded paper. Wee..

So what was/is your favorite class in school??

Mine used to be Math in high school until University introduced me to complicated integrations and derivatives and limits and 3D shapes and double integrals and triple integrals and...I'm so glad that's over with. 

Sorry for this pretty pointless post, and sorry if I'm neglecting to reply you guys and stuff. I really don't mean to! I hope your weeks are going swell, & I will see you guys sooon!

Until next time!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

The First Piece of Me in 2010

Hey guys!

So I've decided to "jump on the bandwagon" and join Toothfairy's monthly game - A Piece of Me. Weeee! How exciting. Let's begin!

This month...

I like: watching TV shows on the Family Channel. So cheesy but so addictive!

I don't like:
that I have to go back to school.

I want you to know:
that I'm afraid school will interfere with how often I blog, especially since I just started ! =(

I've planned:
to hit the books hard. 8 months out of school has really deteriorated my brain.

I want to say to someone special: I don't care what you say, I will watch New Moon and buy a Snuggie if I feel like it! Hmph!

If you haven't joined in on the game yet, you should go! Head over to Toothfairy's blog to read the rules!

Until next time!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Hello & Welcome to 2010!

Hey guys!

First post of 2010! Hurray! 

I hope all of you had a nice New Years Eve & are all ready to tackle the new year! School starts in a few days which is a bummer but that's okay.

So I did some thinking...and I came up with two extremely important New Year's Resolutions that I must must fulfill this year !

1. Re-learn how to swim.

2. Re-learn how to ride a bike.

YES, that is right. You can, in fact, forget how to swim and ride a bike. Whoever said that was impossible obviously hasn't met me yet!

How do I know I forgot how to do these 2 "impossible to forget" skills you may ask? Well..

My experience with the bicycle is a very short story. I learned how to ride a bike very young, didn't ride it for many years, then a few friends came over with their bicycles one day. I sat on one, tried to peddle, and fell. Never tried riding a bicycle again since then.

My experience with swimming, on the other hand, is a whole other story.

I learned how to swim back in 5th grade, and I was able to swim well, not amazing, but well. I could do laps and tread water and all the basics! I didn't swim for 2 years after learning, and in the summer going into 7th grade, my family went to Los Angeles. There was a swimming pool at our hotel so my sister and I decided to go.  We started off in the shallow end, and my sister started swimming to the deep end. I wanted to join her so I followed while holding on to the ledge. My sister started to swim across the deep end, so I let go of the ledge and started to swim after her. Two strokes later, I started sinking. OMFG ! It was seriously the scariest moment of my life. I panicked and held on to my sister who started sinking as well.

Unfortunately there was no life guard on duty, and the group of people swimming next to us decided they would just sit there and watch while my sister and I sunk to our deaths. Luckily, after much struggling, I was able to jump off the floor of the swimming pool and grab a hold of the ledge (seeing as I was NOT very far away from it in the first place..)

Anyways, from then on I haven't set foot into water of any kind unless it involves taking a shower. I am now deathly afraid of it, but am determined to get over my phobia and re-learn this essential skill of survival! 

So there you go, my 2 new year's resolutions.

Is there any skill you've ever wished you knew how to do but have never gotten around to learning it? Procrastination can be (is definitely) a horrible thing.

Until next time!