Friday, April 8, 2011

Lion Speaker

I totally want one of those lion speaker in the last episode of The Good Wife, but I'm not too sure about $89.90. =.=

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Spiderman, Superman, and Moses

Q: What do Spiderman, Superman, and Moses have in common?
A: They were all taken for granted.

As much as I am anti-religious, I went to a Catholic school -- probably contributed to my anti-religism. My point is: I have read a few Bible stories in my days and in my not-so-humble opinion, the Bible is full of ridiculous stories. And I am not referring to the part where Jesus came back to life.

For example, there was this story about this man having two sons, and the younger one didn't want to succeed the family business (farming or something to that effect), so he ran off to what he perceived as better opportunities. The older son, however, stuck around. The younger son either couldn't make it or changed his mind and came home. And the father welcomed him and loved him just the same if not more than the first son who stuck around and he got all these perks. Okay, so I paraphrased a little bit. I read that story over 20 years ago, give me a break. But, someone please tell me what is the moral of this story? If I was the older son I'll fill gypped. Was there no reward/ appreciation for him sticking around? Or is that just how family is supposed to be.

And I also remembered the story of Moses, and I am not talking about the part where he split apart the sea. From what I remembered, he saved his people and brought them out of Eygpt, but the part I remembered the most was: every time they ran into any hardship/set back, the people started griping to Moses. "Why did you take us out?" "Now we are going to die." blah blah blah. Oh. My. God. If I was Moses, I'd just tell these ungrateful bastard to just go back. Holy cow. He might have signed up for the saving mission, but did he sign up to put up with all the complaints?

Same thing with Spiderman and Superman, at some point in time, both of them questioned about their super-heroism and people moaned and bitched when they fail to show up. First of all, just because they have the power doesn't mean they are obligated to dedicate every minute of their lives to crime-fighting. Secondly, even if they are, they can only be at one place at any given point (yeah, God forbid, their super power was not powerful enough for them to be omnipotent, kinda like God). Last but not the least, God forbid they needed to keep a day job to actually get a paycheck to pay rent and buy food and not look like a bum to everybody else!

Of everyone, only Batman doesn't have an excuse. He's independently wealthy.

Friday, January 7, 2011

New Year Resolution

So the mother-in-law and the husband's nephew were over for the holidays. It wasn't too stressful or as bad as the family unions that Hollywood likes to portray, but it certainly did not feel very holiday-ish. I felt that I can use a do-over Christmas. The saving grace is we didn't have to travel anywhere for Thanksgiving or Christmas. 2011 - the year both my grandparents passed away.

So people at work have been asking me whether I have made any new year resolution. What? Why? Who are we kidding, by now I'm well aware that I will not be able to stick to any of my own resolution. Hahaha. If anything, I would like to blog on a more regular basis -- like daily -- and I just made my first entry on the 6th....technically the morning of the 7th... speaking of new year's resolution. Last year I made a similar resolution, I think I got to January 15th... or maybe it was 16th... 17th? What a joke.

Thursday, January 6, 2011


Today has not been a good day. I couldn't find my cell phone this morning and since I still have my work phone with me, I just left for work. I came home to a message from my doctor's office, they want me to make a follow-up appointment for my physical I had a week ago. Mind you they said if everything's normal, I will most likely not hear from them. So here I am, freaking out about what is wrong and how bad is it. Why do doctor offices have to do that? :(

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Two Things I've Learned...

...through my countless trips to Lowe's in order to make our home move-in ready:

(1) Money can buy you lots of goodies...

(2) Even better when you have bottomless money to buy all the goodies.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Reacher and Settler

Great wisdom (TV show How I Met Your Mother) once said that there are always a reacher and a settler in any relationship. For those of you who does not watch sitcom either because you don't live in this country or those who lives in this country but are "too cool" for sitcoms, the reacher refers to the one who reached for the one above their league and the settler settled for the one below their league. Now I won't say that ALL relationships are necessarily based on this model, but certainly one can see the advantages of this model. If there's neither a reacher nor a settler in a relationship, perhaps a relationship between two highly independent individuals is just harder to maintain.

Just take a step back and think for a second here how a reacher/settler relationship model will make a relationship stronger? The reacher has already obtained someone above their league, if they know what's good for them, they'll strive to keep this settler instead of "exploring other options." What do the settle get out of it? You may ask. Ah, the answer is quite simple (I am starting to sound like a character under Chuck Norris). First you have to ask, "Why do they settle in the first place?" Answer: they prefer not to be with someone of their own league or above them. They have the need to be adored, hence it befits them to stay in the relationship with the reacher. If you look at it close enough, it's really a symbiotic rather than a parasitic relationship. ^__^

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Wisdom (?)

Finally, with my (almost) 40-year-old wisdom (?), I can now look back at all the mistakes I've made and say that should I encounter the 20 something me right now, I will tell her, "Don't even bother with this, this, and that, they will never happen." On the other hand, knowing myself as well as I do, the 20 something me would probably go ahead and make those mistakes anyway. If the not-yet 40 something myself won't listen to the 60 something myself telling me to not do X, Y, and Z. The 20 something me is definitely not going to listen to the 40 something me about not doing A, B, and C. In my own defense, however weak the defense is, our mistakes make us who we are today, right? :D

Sunday, October 3, 2010

OMG OMG The *Bleeping* Autosave Feature

I know this has been discussed to death but I must vent my frustration. What's with this autosave in blogger THAT CANNOT BE DISABLED? If it cannot be disabled, why DID they make it autosave every minute? If whatever changes/edits/mistakes I made will saved RIGHT AWAY, it defeat the purpose of having a "save" feature! Now that I am aware of it, just the change of color of the "Save Now" button is a big distraction. When is the update coming? :((

Turning Forty

As a woman who is inching towards 40-year old, I think I am finally qualify to write an essay on how not to freak out when you turn 30/40 (freaking out when you turn 30. Hah!) A few things to keep in mind:

1) Don't try to compare yourself with someone in their 20's. They are in their 20's, you are not. Keep in mind that everybody will eventually turn 40, barring untimely deaths, which nobody counts on.

2) Don't focus on "Oh my God, I am turning 40," instead, focus on your accomplishments so far. Unfortunately, not everyone can be rich and famous -- that would just cause ridiculous inflation -- hopefully you will be able to find some reasons why the first half of your life was not entirely pointless.

3) Don't tell yourself what you can't do because of your age. Be realistic with limitations, but for the most part, not a whole lot are entirely out of reach. I find a lot of inspiration in the 50+ individuals who go onto Wipeout. It's 40, not the end of the world.

4) Be young in spirit, keep your mind active, keep your body active, pay attention to a healthy life style, and most importantly, keep your sense of humor -- being old doesn't mean you also have to be boring. :)