Random blog for Tams to be blogging about every random thing that pops into her head.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Two-week update

I walked by my crush this morning, and it's like the same routine every time I see him - melt. hehe, I say that, but that's only when I see him, other times, I barely remember what he looks like =P I used to say that I like guys tall, dark, and handsome, but I've come to realize all guys I've taken a liking to have been more so sandy-haired and cute (way cute). But when it comes to guys, my friend Hilary has got to be the most hilarious. She knows my crush, so she is always joking that she's going to tell him about how overly cute I think he is, but when she sees the guy she's been obsessing forever about, she like shies away like no tomorrow, i.e. no eye contact, no conversation, just staring from afar. Wonder why people do that, I would definitely rather the guy know I'm in existence than to blend into the crowd like everyone else. And one day, me and another friend of ours commented on how good her guy looked that day, she was like, no, he was smokin', lol

But yes, enough about my male talk for the day, my 21st birthday is coming in TEN days!! Yes, it is a rather big deal for me, as I am not getting any younger, and would very much so like to spend every waking moment of it in pure happiness. This year's birthday I would like to do something different. For the past couple years, my birthday has landed on a weekday, meaning spending my birthday from like 8AM to 10PM at the University due to midterms and group projects/presentations, and celebrating it four days later on a weekend just isn't the same. So, this year it finally lands on a weekend, and I would like to make the most of it =)

Let's see, what else to rant about... nothing really. I've been trying to give it more oil in regards to school, and that looks like it's taking shape. Been going out more often and less online, which is a very good sign, as Internet kills time and social life. Work is decent, don't get to see everyone I would like since I only work once a week, but still decent ;) Family is same old, same old, can't really expect much else. So yeah, that was my update for past two weeks.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Historical Blizzard

Ooh, first post of the year, how exciting is that =P

Know what else was a first, the blizzard I experienced on Wednesday!! By blizzard, I mean, there was zero visibility to drive and the wind was going at 90km/hr - that's the highway speed limit!

The whole morning, the only thing on the radio was how many cars fell into the ditch on the highways and freeways, and how nobody could see where they were going, yet there was still school and work to go to. Turns out, it wasn't just bad weather or heavy snow, it was a freaking blizzard starting up. During the morning, I was like oh, look how pretty it looks outside and took pictures of it through the window. By the afternoon, it started picking up so bad, I couldn't see anything outside aside from the snow blowing all over the place. I headed to one of my Finance classes, and my professor was like Education building is closed, Health Science building is closed, and on and on, but the Commerce building was NOT, so we had to continue with class. I picked up my cell phone during class, and saw it blinking with my younger sister's call, and I thought she just wanted to leave early, so I didn't pick up. Later, I found I had eight missed calls from her, and was like okay, kind of just going at it. Then another missed call came from her, so I just messaged her with four words, "In class, leave message." And she returned the message with two words, "Storm! Phone!" Then I finally looked out the window, and holy crap, all the cars and trees were covered with snow that they just looked like white lumps, and snow was blowing everywhere, there was no way anyone could see one feet ahead of them. Then, another call from my sister came, and I was so close to get packing and leave. Not long after, the administrator of the building FINALLY came to our class and was like the University is officially closed, please leave the grounds as soon as possible, and I was out the door.

However, turns out all the roads to my house was closed, so there was no way of getting home, so my older sister, younger sister, and I went over to my older sister's boyfriend's place since he lives near the University. Turns out, it took almost an hour to get there when it normally shouldn't even take five minutes. We literally stayed over there for like hours and hours on end, and kept saying that we would leave once it died down, but it didn't and was getting worse. We called home, and only my grandma and mom was there, as my brother called from his elementary school to tell them he was WALKING home (but luckily his best friend's dad drove him home in the end) and my dad was kept at work because the University hospital said it was too dangerous for any of them to leave the place. We pretty much decided that we might have to stay over at his place if push came to shove, but we ended up driving home in the end. Not all that smart, since we got stuck in the blizzard, but luckily a man came out of his car and helped push us out. Normally it takes a maximum of 20 minutes to get home, took us over an hour to get home since we couldn't see anything aside from the back lights of the car in front of us.

In the end, we made it home safe, though we got stuck when were we just about home, and the garage door wasn't working, and the driveway was full of snow, it was pretty horrible. The next day, as we were checking the news and what not, we found out that this was the second most severe blizzard in our city, the first one happened over 50 years ago. So as crazy as it sounds, it was quite exciting to be experiencing the blizzard. I mean, I can tell my kids and grandchildren about all of it, and that I lived through it, hehe. But yes, just thought I'd share that since it was pretty cool ;)

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Word spreading, Movie, and Survivor

So, last night, my younger sister and I went to the movies with my neighbor and her younger sister, and when the two of us went over to their house, her dad was like are you all right. Oblivious to what he meant, I was like yeah, I think so, should I not be all right. Turns out, my grandma had told her mom, who told her husband, who asked me if I was all right when there were all the nosy parents in the Asian community present. Talk about words spreading fast, and I didn't even mention a word of it to anyone, aside from a couple of my close friends. Of course, my neighbor felt cut since I didn't tell her, but seriously, it'd be weird if I called her up and was like hey Karen, guess what, I totalled my car.

Anyway, we went to watch Night at the Museum, and I highly recommend it to everyone. Regardless of your age, sex, and yadda, yadda, it is an entertaining movie, and definitely hilarious on the most part ;)

Oh, and I never mentioned it earlier, so I'll say it now - Congratulations to Yul for winning Survivor: Cook Island!! He deserves it in every single way possible, intelligent, capable, and a great built, what more do I have to say ;) hehe, don't get me wrong, Ozzy was cool too, with his built and out-of-the-ordinary survival abilities, he did win the vast majority of the challenges. But this isn't just a survival game, because then Ozzy would have won, but this is a competition game, so when there are people as part of the game, strategies come into play, and as Jonathon puts it, "Yul played you all." It was so funny, because during the after-finale, they all kept making fun of Yul and how he is always so analytical about everything, and was like the probability of this and this happening is this and this ratio, lol. Also, I noticed that, though I've always prefered guys without facial hair, those two both looked better with facial hair than not, especially Ozzy. Saw the after-finale show, and oh gosh, Ozzy definitely needed his facial hair back =P But glad that Yul won the game, and that Ozzy won the car, 'cause Ozzy deserves recognition as well =) Ooh, and I loved that the last four were the four people who started as the minority alliance group, yet they managed to beat the odds and stick through to the very end!

Oh, and before I forget, Merry Merry Christmas everyone!! Hope everyone has an uber duber fantastical Christmas, and a safe and joyous New Year!!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Finals, Christmas Shopping, and The Price of Greed

Finals are officially DONE!! Holy moly, finished my last final today, and to my high beliefs, I believe I aced this one ;) Now to get on going with my life!! LOL

Ooh, of course the first thing on the list of to-dos for my break is Christmas Shopping!! Man, it killed to go to the mall today, but I got ALL my Christmas shopping done - aside from the family ones, lol. And I got myself a brown patterned tube top, as a gift for being so good with work =)

The Price of Greed is finally released, you can download the themevideo here. From the themevideo, Kate is the female lead. But that's all right, I'm still cool with the series, and Shirley has a good role, and that's more important to me ;) Really like the family relationship between Kingdom, Shirley, and Bosco, no doubt better than the one I have with my family =P Although this series isn't meant to be sad, it tends to feel sad, and that makes me feel sad =( Like the emotional arguments between Kingdom and Bosco, and when Shirley is crying. It's funny how both Kingdom and Bosco's biggest fear is Shirley crying, lol. A special mention on Shirley's improvement on the crying skills. It might be that it's because she's a mute, but her crying is more silent and subtle in this series =)

The pace of the series is quite fast, it's like all the love relationships are already all set. The background to some characters were not what I expected, but I definitely called it when I said that Shirley would like Bosco, and Bosco would only like Kate. So if all goes with the prediction, Shirley will end up alone, and Bosco and Kate will be together, while Sammul of course gets what he deserves as the villian.

Also, a mention to Kwok Fung, he is a loving dad and really wants the best for Kate, but love sucks that way, once you fall, you fall hard, and that is what happened to Kate for Sammul. hehe, yes, as you can see, I am highly enjoying the series. Better end off now before I write a whole ton of a summary for the series, lol

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Waiting on Christmas!!

I got my first Christmas present on Wednesday!! Thank you to Eileen mui for the Justin CD!! You're so great, he's so cool, and I've been playing it every night before bed, LOL

Also, the very next day, I got a pretty phone strap from Mandy mui, hehe, a more feminine phone strap for my variety of phone straps =P

Last night my company had an early Christmas gathering, so we all went bowling and then out to supper. To put it simply, I had a very wonderful time. A different kind of wonderful though. Normally when I'm out with friends, it's more of a crazy, do a bundle of out-of-the-norm things, and meeting a lot of random people kind of situation. Plus, everyone is all around the same age. But this one was good in that it was more of a social gathering where everyone knows each other and laughed and talked about the silliest thing. I actually laughed myself to tears, and it was so hilarious, because the first thing I asked one of the driver's wife was whether or not I smeared my eyeliner from wiping the tears from my eyes (haha, yes, I am rather vain that way), and then he turns to his wife and was like, how about me, how about me, LOL =P And of course, all of us are of a different age range, so it wasn't really about meeting anyone in particular, but a bonding kind of time, since I'm already rarely at work, and then add on that half of them are rarely in the building during work, so it was to actually just sit down and chat =)

And I bumped into a friend that afternoon after work while I was shopping for gifts, and we talked for a while about all the things running around in our lives, and she was wanting to have a get-together with a bunch of us from highschool, so I really can't wait for that since it's been a while that we all got together and hung out ;)

Everything generally just feels great in every possible way recently, and I'm not sure if it's the hype from waiting on Christmas to come or the snowballing effect of my life making a beautiful turn, but I'm loving it, lol

But yes, time to stop now as I am yet to start studying for my LAST final. And of course before ending off, I must say I love Michael Miu!! lol, he's just so great in every single way possible, and regardless of his outcome in Dicey Business, he's still the best! LOL

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Good looking, good character, good season

You know what, Jude Law is very good looking. haha, The Holiday is currently airing, and there are trailers and posters for it everywhere, so it's hard to not notice him (even more, lol). He like stands out with his absolutely charming smile. Yup, he's definitely the reason I want to watch the movie (then again, I don't like Cameron Diaz, so likely won't end up watching, hehe).

Oh, and you know who else is uber duber cool - Michael Miu!! I finally got bored of watching Dicey Business, so am skimming it like no tomorrow, but every second Michael's on, I'm like rewinding it and watching it again, and again. He's so great =P

And you know what makes this holiday so special, the Christmas spirit. I'm like constantly in a beautiful mood, regardless of the stress for finals and what not, it's undeniable. Can't wait until Finals are over and Christmas break officially starts (on the 21st for me), because I really need to get out and enjoy the seasonal spirit - and meet people ;)

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Price of Greed AND The Brink of Law AIRING!!

Just wanted to give everyone the GOOD news - Price of Greed will be airing in Australia on December 26, 2006!!

This means we will ALL get to watch it after Christmas =) hehe, yes, this makes me really happy, because it's on my break, which means free time and being able to watch a series I'm actually anticipating!

End of entry, lol

Wednesday, December 6, 2006

lol, okay, another good news, but I'm reluctant to start another new topic for it =P

The Brink of Law will be airing in HK startinig January 1, 2007!! haha, talk about double good news, hey ;)