Saturday, December 25, 2004

Quick update on church and my brother being in hospital / Quizzes

Church was good with the little kids.. taking care of a lot! ;)

Then I was at the hospital, staying with my brother.. stomach pain is not good, especially on Christmas Day at 4 AM!

More details later.. I'm going back across the street! ;)

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What O.C. character are you?

You are very troubled, and had a very good stroke of luck once.

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* Seth (You scored 0)
* Marissa (You scored 0)
* Ryan (You scored 2)
* Summer (You scored 0)
* Luke (You scored 1)
* Anna (You scored 1)
* Oliver (You scored 0)
* Sorry, you are not O.C. material (You scored 1)

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How idiotic are you?

you have idiot tendencies
You are not as idiotic as some people, but it may help if sometimes you tended not to be so dumb. Go Forth, follow the world, and tell everyone about this Quiz.

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* You are completely idiotic (You scored 0)
* You are a strrange individual (You scored 1)
* Idiotic? What's that? (You scored 0)
* You have idiot tendencies (You scored 3)
* You must have hit your head or sumthin (You scored 1)
* You like poufy things (You scored 1)
* You need to get in touch with your inner idiot (You scored 0)

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how perverted are you?

please, you ain't perverted
Why are you even on this quiz? Get away, you non-perverted freak! ............ if you feel perverted, email me at

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* please, you ain't perverted (You scored 4)
* You're a tiny bit perverted (You scored 0)
* You're perverted (just read playboy more) (You scored 1)
* Your perverted meter is on 99.5 (You scored 0)
* You're too perverted... I might just yell RAPE!!!!! (You scored 0)

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Do you know your scene?

You know your stuff
Good kid. Good kid. Do you think I made it a little too easy? Oh well, good job.

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* No, you don't know your scene (You scored 0)
* You are getting there (You scored 2)
* You know your stuff (You scored 6)

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The Great Adventure (Part One)

You're just on time. No later, no earlier.
You get there and find the masked man at the table... it's all good.

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* You're early, but don't worry... you made it! (You scored 2)
* You're just on time. No later, no earlier. (You scored 5)
* You're late! You have no hope of getting home (You scored 1)

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Friday, December 24, 2004

Almond Roca, Walker's shortbread, potential Christmas stuff, dancing for Corey

Earlier tonight, I decided to open the gifts I got from Rosanna (or more accurately, her parents) and Yazmine: Almond Roca and a memo pad / a huge box of Walker's shortbread. Typical Christmas stuff, but very much appreciated all the same! :D

My mom SAYS she'll get me a microwave, so I'll see on that one. Steph's forgotten the $55 UT hoodie in Toronto, and Jon's gift to me (the newest Ripley's book) has already arrived... I'll see what else I get tomorrow. It's also been a joy giving wanted items to various people, as well. :)

Must try to sleep early, so I don't accidentally miss Christmas service and helping with the kids tomorrow... but not yet, as Corey's commanding me to dance for him. :P

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Christmas cards, attempted package deliveries, lovely greetings, and quizzes

I got two Christmas cards today from Lizzie and Carolee: coincidentally, they both had cats on the front -- and both had their messages written in green pen. At first, I couldn't figure out who "Elizabeth Hartman" was.. but I twigged it once I opened the envelope. :D Carolee's note was very heartwarming and appreciated, and Lizzie's said something like: "I hope 2005 brings you geographically closer to Stephen, or at least lots of visits!" Somehow, I don't think either is going to happen. (there's no usual qualification of "you never know" here, today! :P)

I also got a mail delivery notice about a parcel delivery that was attempted yesterday... I guess I was still sleeping. *blush* I'm certainly not going today or in the next couple of days to that post office, for obvious reasons! Next week, probably... I'll have to figure out which bus to take, as it's not even the one closest to me. I'll also remember my photo AND address identification, as there was this one time years ago that I had to go back again because I forgot one or the other!

My sister just messaged me with the news that Mom bought her Metamucil.. I *really* don't need to know these things, especially when I'm eating lunch! :P

I got a beautiful online Christmas greeting from Steve and Carol at Our Place, directed at the whole message board! :D

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I also got a lovely online greeting from my friend Nicola in England:

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You scored as Marijuana. The most beautiful, chill drug out there. You want something that's not too harsh on your body, and soothes the soul. It's also not addicting, so smoke it up, baby! And never have to go through withdrawals.















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You are Freya. Goddess of love and beauty, she was
also a fierce warrior and well learned in
magick. She is from a race called the Vanir
while the other gods are Aesir. Freya is queen
of the Valkyries (which is odd in the fact that
the other Valkyries are daughters of Odin) and
wears a sacred necklace called Brisingamen.
The cat is her sacred animal and Friday was named after her.

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how friendly are you?

you're friendly, but just a little needy

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* you're obsessed (You scored 0)
* you're friendly, but just a little needy (You scored 1)
* the perfect friend (You scored 0)
* a little careless (You scored 0)
* you loner ... I'm happy I don't know you (You scored 0)

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You are really nice, and sometimes not so nice.

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Thursday, December 23, 2004

Another MS Paint picture, and My Random Object / Element / Jones Holiday Soda / Music

My sister asked if I wanted to see Bridget Jones 2, but I can't be bothered: I'm too busy catching up on the stuff I missed! (like at least 85 journal comments, my regular email, the friends pages, etc.) She then said "your loss," but I think this is MUCH better than more family time with them! ;)

Claudia saw the MS Paint pictures from Andre and Kat, then jacked the idea:

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Classic Rock.


Indie Rock








Emo & More


Punk and Pop Punk.






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Your Element Is Water

A bit of a contradiction, you can seem both lighthearted
and serious. That's because you're good at going with the flow - but you also
are deep. Highly intuitive, you tune in to people's emotions and moods easily.
You are able to tap into deep emotional connections and connect with others.
You prefer a smooth, harmonious life - but you can navigate your way around
waves. You have a knack for getting people to get along and making life a little
more peaceful.

You Are Green Bean Casserole Soda

Vegetarians taste better!

Hahahaha! This doesn't QUITE describe me, but it's close enough! ;)

You are a guitar.

You are a musical genius... congratulations. Most people think you are a little obsessed with music, but that's okay. You don't care what other people think. You are independent, and would rather have a few good (and weird) friends than a lot of not-so-good ones. You may feel that people run down your eccentricity, but that's only because they're jealous. You will most likely become very successful with your musical talent. \m/ Rock on!

Most compatible with: Drumstick.

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Christmas cards and MS Paint drawings

I've gotten a few Christmas cards and such in the last few days from Lisa (a postcard), Sara, Heather, Misty, John, Kat, and Andre. John's card featured a cartoon of a dog peeing on a snowman, melting a chunk out of it in the process. This is what he wrote inside the card: "The snowman with the chunk taken out of it kind of reminds me of your journal icon! You know, the one where the one guy is smacking the other guy with his own body part." That is SO true! *laugh* (it's the first picture below)

Andre and Kat did up some MS Paint things for me.. the first one is Kat's, and the other one is Andre's. I love these friends! :D

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Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Phone lines, bombing journal, plans, my sore back

I called my brother this afternoon to see when they'd pick up our sister from the airport. Jon said he'd call back and let me know about Steph. So I left my phone lines open to calls, without the usual defense of Call Block. I didn't get one phone call.. imagine my surprise when I checked my Graffiti and found an email from my brother, asking where my reliability was because they'd tried to call me a few times. My phone lines can be weird, even if my parents are kinda frustrated by what they think is my stubbornness and the non-family orientation. It's not what they perceive, coz it's the truth! (maybe phone line problems are contagious, haha)

When I called the townhouse after getting that email, my brother answered and wondered what had been up with me. It was my phone lines, I told him. He thought that was a stupid excuse and said so.. if only I could say that to certain people without serious repercussions, I'd be SO golden! ;) But I told him that it was true, and not just an excuse. I'd rather have seen my sister than be home... at least, after I finished typing up / emailing an article on the Christmas light displays around the Vancouver area for someone. :P (and that took two and a half hours.. I didn't know it would take so long!)

Talked to my sister for a while... she forgot the UT hoodie in Toronto, since she was so busy with stuff. Steph thought I was being shallow when I joked that she'd have to pay for the omission.. of course I wasn't, since it was a JOKE. We'll see if she'll remember to give it to Mom in February when she visits... that is, if she's even bought it. :P She won't let me have the road trip bombing journal, either.. she doesn't trust me with it, thinks I'll burn it, and thinks I will type it all out for online people to see.

My mom told me about a bunch of family dinners and things coming up in the next week and a half, so we'll see how many of them I actually go to! I think I'll have to go over to the townhouse on Christmas Eve, as I have to be at church early on Christmas Day to help with all the (Awana) kids. Unlike that sister of mine, I won't be forgetting anyone's stuff for Christmas / birthdays... I'm better than she is with that!

I just hope my back holds up through all this... I think it started getting painful after the movie night on Monday. I would do Corey's back bridges or something, but it's too painful to even think of moving much. :| At least it's not related to the accident I was in last year!

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Nightmares and Christmas carols

Bloody nightmare, eh? Hahaha!

bloody nightmare
Bloody Nightmare

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You Are I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

Then I saw Mommy tickle Santa Claus
Underneath his beard so snowy white
Oh, what a laugh it would have been
If Daddy had only seen
Mommy kissing Santa Claus last night

At Christmas, you feel like a kid again
Complete with major Christmas Eve insomnia

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Tuesday, December 21, 2004

50 Foods


According to some British article, these are the 50 foods everyone should try before they die. Bold entries are ones I have actually tried.

1. Fresh fish
2. Lobster
3. Steak
4. Thai food
5. Chinese food
6. Ice cream
7. Pizza
8. Crab
9. Curry
10. Prawns

11. Moreton Bay Bugs
12. Clam chowder
13. Barbecues
14. Pancakes
15. Pasta
16. Mussels
17. Cheesecake
18. Lamb

19. Cream tea
20. Alligator
21. Oysters
22. Kangaroo
23. Chocolate
24. Sandwiches
25. Greek food
26. Burgers
27. Mexican food
28. Squid
29. American diner breakfast
30. Salmon

31. Venison
32. Guinea pig
33. Shark
34. Sushi

35. Paella
36. Barramundi
37. Reindeer
38. Kebab
39. Scallops

40. Australian meat pie
41. Mango
42. Durian fruit
43. Octopus
44. Ribs
45. Roast beef
46. Tapas
47. Jerk chicken / pork
48. Haggis

49. Caviar
50. Cornish Pastry

Not too bad... most of the "outlandish" bold ones are thanks to my Chinese upbringing. ;) Spoz has tried Morton Bay Bugs on pizza. o_O

The haggis is due to my brother's November 2001 haggis party, though! ;)

My family ALMOST had a chance to try venison a few years back. :(

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Tonight's bonding time over ROTK:EE

Eric, Eunice, Sheena, Jon, Phil, Christon, Alan, Nathan, his friend Andrew, Dave, Cindy, her friend Jin, Edwin, Vivian, and I all congregated at Nate's to watch ROTK:EE tonight. It was very interesting.. they extended a lot of scenes, but didn't just add pointless ones to make it longer. Thank goodness they didn't extend the ending as Alan thought they might! Some of us were falling asleep / losing interest in the movie as it went on, but the battle scenes woke us up!

When we learned that Cindy hadn't seen any of the LOTR movies, we tried to give her an overview. Sheena tried giving her a description of the basics (the Ring's origins included), but Cindy wanted the big picture. As Christon said, Jon's description was very accurate: "Good things happen, bad things happen, and people die." It wouldn't have been a good idea to stay and watch all three movies for her edification, extended editions or not.. we would be here till tomorrow afternoon or so, if we wanted to sleep / eat / take extended pee breaks in the meantime!

We had fun with Nathan's stuffed animals (especially the camels), and the Gollum / Smeagol doll. Nathan told us the story of why the camel was his trademark: it grew out of random drawings in his friends' yearbooks. There were some hilarious moments in the movie's extended scenes... Aragorn, Gimli, and Legolas go to recruit some undead (?) people to help them in a battle; when they successfully convince them to help in their cause, skulls rain down the mountain. Eunice thought they were potatoes at first.. crunchy skulls are definitely not potatoes, even if they look similar! ;)

Definitely a good night out.. Eric asked if it rocked, and I had to tell him that it certainly did! There were times when I wanted certain things, but the night was good nonetheless. Human contact is important to me.. thank goodness that Nathan tried catching me when I entered the house and fell on the foyer, which was way too slippery! (I didn't get injured, and CPR wasn't needed since I was okay) Bonding time with friends really rules! :)

The closing credits went on for more than ten minutes, including the list of all the people in the LOTR fan club. There were 76 chapters in the entire movie, and Eric expressed disbelief over "the mouth of Sauron".. it was just an eye! By the way, I opened Word to spellcheck this entry, and I found it amusing that Nathan's copy of the program is licensed to "Rising Phoenix" from the "Land of Chocolate." Tee hee. :D

Jon is currently telling his friend Tally that it's all right that she called him on Nathan's house line.. he says he is like the third son over here. He is also telling her that it's okay for him to be on their phone this late, since Nathan's parents are like workaholics / people with extreme amounts of energy. Daniel and Nathan inherited their tendency toward very good hospitality, too. They sleep at 3 or 4 AM (although that might be pushing it), so it's refreshing to see among our friends' parents! ;)

We're going to watch some U2 DVD pretty soon, and we're wondering about Bono's use of Spanish at the beginning of Vertigo: "Uno, dos, tres, catorce"... "1, 2, 3, 14" doesn't make much sense!

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Monday, December 20, 2004

Save-On More Christmas spirit / (potential) gifts from Farrah, David, and Corey / plans with Eric

When I went grocery shopping today, I found that I'd forgotten my Save-On More card. There was this very giving lady behind me who offered to let me use her card, because then I'd at least save a bit of money that way. Believe me, I was very grateful! I also managed to find a cute teddy bear as a gift for Rosanna, plus a card. It was a great morning, as I found the Christmas spirit in that woman! :D

I got home and found Farrah's Christmas envelope in the mail.. it figures that I would get that after she left for her trip to Los Angeles and Hong Kong! There was this cute festive notepad paper with a kitten on it, a copy of the Youth Today newspaper, and a bookmark with Chinese characters. Very nice, flat, and fitting for the envelope! Thanks! ;)

David says that he's finally in the process of mailing me my package with CD player / note / photo / whatever else he put in there for me, and Corey says my stuff is finally in the mail. Corey apologized for not having a card to go along with it, since he's been running late / understandably delayed... I would NOT bug him about that, of course. It'll be interesting to see when I get all that, as I don't think it'll be in time for Christmas! (but we'll see)

Just made plans with Eric, since my brother is apparently out at UBC before he goes to Nathan's. He says he'll be by at around 6:05, and made jokes about making me go to some nearby place to wait for him. ("Man, you're out of the way for me to go to Nate's, you know!" Believe me, I shall make it worth his while!) It'll be good to have bonding time over ROTK:EE with my friends.. I do remember the time a couple years back when a bunch of people were watching some other extended edition at the church, and I couldn't make it because of a lack of rides and time. Not that I'm a geek or anything, but this will be very good... I get to see it before a certain person does, after all. ;)

Now Eric is accusing me over MSN of having an evil plot. My MSN name is now "Flami: ROTK:EE bonding time will rock" ---> he asked why it would rock. So I said: "trust me, it will." His response: "When people say TRUST ME... they usually have an evil plot... just as you have an evil plot now... I can hear you cackling away as we speak." HAHAHAHA! Whatever, dude! :D

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Sunday, December 19, 2004

Negativity, unexpected gifts, Awana presentation, bonding time

After the past 18 hours or so, I've decided I can SO do without my mom's bringing up all my past misdemeanors as if they were still very current and applicable. I know that I have to watch this tendency in myself, and it's a battle sometimes, but I'm trying not to be so negative and hurtful. There were times when I felt like telling her off, but knew that wouldn't help. This has been an exercise in keeping my mouth firmly shut. :P

I gave out gifts and cards to a few people today, and got an unexpected present myself from Rosanna at the toddler Sunday School that I help with. That was a very nice surprise.. I'll definitely wait till Saturday to find out what it is! I think I'll get her something in return.. she IS a Christmas baby, after all. (there are / were six church Christmas babies: Joe, Tony, Chung Yan, Juliana, Steven, and Rosanna)

The Awana kids were supposed to present a few songs today in service, but only eight showed up! All the leaders felt like a choir standing behind the kids, who weren't exactly very loud since only one or two really sang. Of course, we didn't want to overpower the kids either.. it was very interesting. ;)

Jon and I talked to a bunch of our friends today.. most of them asked him the same questions over and over, but that's par for the course. He's going to be busy hanging out with various friends, doing family things, and trying to recharge for January. Since my brother is a social butterfly anyhow, it's understandable that he and my sister will have the car / take the bus a lot. But I'd better have a ride for tomorrow... bonding time at Nathan's rocks! :D

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Finally seeing Jon, bad Biblical jokes, extreme hyperness / Quizzes

Finally saw my brother at the airport.. that was good! :D

Went out with him, Nathan, and the two Erics later for bubble tea at the Rose Garden Café. We made bad Biblical jokes referencing Jesus turning water into wine at the Cana wedding feast, made up a fake "Cana Booze Night" at the Broadway Church, discussed plans / life and "Mystery Memphis," and were extremely hyper!

That's it from me, as I'm going to sleep... night, y'all!

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Is Suicide Your Destiny?

Far from Suicide
I'm not saying you will NEVER kill yourself, but for now, there doesn't seem to be a sign of any suicidal tendencies. Praise yourself...

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* Close to Suicide (You scored 7)
* Far from Suicide (You scored 9)

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Which Hair Color Are You?

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* Blonde (You scored 0)
* Brown (You scored 3)
* Red (You scored 1)
* Black (You scored 1)
* Some weird color like green (You scored 0)

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Which character from Cowboy Bebop are you?

You are Spike, calm and cool in any situation. You fight with no regard for life, not even your own. You are laid back and sometimes a little lazy, but you are very athletic and agile.

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* Spike (You scored 2)
* Jet (You scored 0)
* Ed (You scored 2)
* Faye (You scored 0)

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Are you Worthless?

Not Worthless
You ain't worthless. Be proud. Only few can separate what the world lies about from what's true. Congrats to you.

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* Worthless (You scored 0)
* Not Worthless (You scored 6)
* Nearly Worthless (You scored 3)

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What instrument are you?

You are a Keyboard. Not necessary in most bands, but when used, it can be a big help. Like in The Doors or Kraftwerk, who were two very influential bands with keyboard work. Moogs all the way!

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* Guitar (You scored 1)
* Bass (You scored 0)
* Drums (You scored 0)
* Keyboard (You scored 3)

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Are You A Sissy?

Praise yourself. You ain't no sissy.

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* Sissy (You scored 1)
* Anti-Sissy (You scored 6)

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Would You Survive In The Depths Of My Room?

You'd Survive
Lucky you. You would come out alive in the dark depths of my room.

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* You'd Survive (You scored 4)
* You'd Die (You scored 4)

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Which of my imaginary friends are you?

You're most like Hannah, the cute baby. You're sweet and innocent, and have nothing to do with Bob and his sex / Melissa and her whoriness / Judy and her religiousness.

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* Bob (You scored 1)
* Hannah (You scored 4)
* Judy (You scored 0)
* Melissa (You scored 1)

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