Saturday, January 22, 2011
Solid, Gas, or Liquid?
You Are Liquid
You are a laid-back person, and you always go with the flow. Why fight things?
You are dreamy and imaginative. You get swept up in the moment, and you love abstract concepts.
You are comfortable with solitude. You treasure your alone time, and get into your own groove.
You don't follow rules, and you definitely aren't punctual. You act without consulting anyone else.
Emergency showers and laundry runs mean STAYING HOME!
Friday, January 21, 2011
Least Favorite Color
You Are Logical
You can be appealed to through reason, but not through emotions.
You prefer a cool head to a warm heart. You want to talk about ideas, not feelings.
You have a lot of street smarts and life experience. No one is going to call you naive.
You prefer being honest to being nice. You couldn't lie to spare someone's feelings.
No Walmart for me today! / Teunis here VERY soon!
Word Facts for Jan. 15-21, 2011
Word origin for Jan. 17, 2011: Ubuntu - "Ubuntu" is a word common to several Bantu languages of southern and eastern Africa, conveying a concept that embraces the interconnectedness of all people, and that encourages peace and good treatment of others. The computer operating system of the same name is made by a company owned by South African entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth, who borrowed the well-known term for his software.
Word origin for Jan. 18, 2011: jukebox musical - Singalong movies and shows were popular in days gone by, then drifted away, then were revived with the cult film The Rocky Horror Picture Show, then drifted away again. In the last few years, revivals of shows such as South Pacific and newer hits such as Mamma Mia (a tribute to the Swedish band ABBA), and Love (which does the same for the Beatles), have led show-business journalists to write about "jukebox musicals," which feature popular hit tunes from the past.
Word origin for Jan. 19, 2011: e-mail - "E-mail" is a transparent abbreviation for electronic mail, coined by computer journalists in about 1982, in the early days of the personal computing revolution. The "e"-for-"electronic" prefix turns up in "e-commerce" as well... that is, commerce conducted electronically. That term dates to 1993.
Word origin for Jan. 20, 2011: rune - The Anglo-Saxon people who gave us the Old English components of our language delighted in riddles, mysteries, and puzzles... to which they gave the overarching word rune, meaning "secret things." The word disappeared in Middle English, but then was reintroduced from Norse, now referring to the ancient Germanic inscriptions that abounded in northwestern Europe.
Word origin for Jan. 21, 2011: damsel - Must a "damsel" always be in distress? The word rarely turns up outside that context. Derived from the diminutive form of the Latin domina, meaning "the mistress of the house," the term was once used to refer exclusively to young noblewomen. By the 1700s, however, it referred to any young woman.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
The Three-Factor Emotions Test
You Are Very Emotionally Savvy
You listen to your emotions and always check in with them. You believe they are important.
When it comes to making decisions, you listen to how you are feeling. Your emotions provide valuable clues.
You understand your emotions, but sometimes it takes a while to know how you are really feeling.
When you're in an emotionally charged situation, your feelings aren't always clear.
You know how to keep your negative emotions in check and under wraps.
You are able to get out of a funk simply by thinking positive thoughts.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Red hoodie for less than $5, and my first-ever band T-shirt... AC/DC!
You Are a Window Seat
You are a highly imaginative person. In fact, you are a visionary.
You are very curious about the world. You want to see as much of it as you possibly can.
You are mentally alert. You like to daydream, but your dreams always have meaning.
You come up with many profound and original thoughts. You find entirely new ways of doing things.
NOT bugging Chinese Eric, Kent's Kitchen, and bugging Jen
At Dylan's, we talked about plans / Jon being really late in December (not HIS fault!) / Raymond / Shally / Jose / Martin / Fellowship retreats / Bowen Island / Mr. Creep / our roles / MissionsFest / Randal's email about the distribution of single people among the new BS groups (which wasn't THAT funny) / that South African bracelet fundraiser of Tim and Maxine's (I was for it partly because Jen was against it, but the Committee declined) / Jeremy / retreats / Kevin's assessment of our financial situation / sushi / Uncle Fatih's Pizza / Kent's Kitchen / Pastor Tom / married people / Connie. After about an hour, I politely asked Dylan to close his window since it was getting really cold outside! We now have a date for that moving prayer meeting, so I'll see what to do about this. Deb brought out some apple cake for us, so I had a piece for Eric as well as my own, haha. Our next meeting will be on a Sunday after church (I've told Teunis NOT to come on that day if at all possible - same Sunday as the Chinese New Year dinner, actually), thanks to Vivian saying something about weeknight meetings.
Eric and I had to give Jen a ride home first before we talked about other stuff. I was going to bring Steph up to annoy her, but maybe next time! As it is, we politely talked about her unpaid Communications internship with the aquarium - at least it's good experience, I guess! On the way home, Eric thought I seemed miffed for some reason... I'LL GIVE YOU 'MIFFED,' MY FRIEND! I'm definitely not going to any Fellowship retreat which might be held this year, in keeping with my firm resolve! We also talked about "members" and minds which were in the gutter, haha - no romance in GOOD TIME TONIGHT, haha. Got home to find that the Canucks lost 4-3 to the Avs... now I'll soak up downtime!
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
You Are Having a Challenging Day
You are creative and easily inspired. You see so much eye candy in the world around you.
You have a very active mind. You tend to get preoccupied with certain thoughts.
Your thoughts are very far away from what's going on right now. You have something important on your mind.
You are friendly and easygoing. You're generally happy with who you are and the life you lead.
High Expectations of an Asian Father
Monday, January 17, 2011
Vegan chocolate, marzipan, Lent, and butter biscuit
Itamar's dream involving CHUCKLE / cheating / Hebrew / apostrophes
You Are Sunset
You are friendly, outgoing, and easily distracted. It takes you a while to get going during the day.
What you lack in productivity, you make up for in imagination. You are very creative.
You are a natural rebel, and you don't like following anyone else's rules.
You are successful on your own terms. Many find you to be an inspiration.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
I am never going to be sorry when it comes to YOU, or YOU!
When we got to church, we had to wait outside the sanctuary - I gave the toy cars to Mattias and got a prompted "thank you" from him, haha. I was just happy that he seemed to really like them! The sermon was okay, but I was amused for some other reason... the interim Pastor Tom and his wife Sandi came up and introduced themselves (again), so that was fine too. They have three young kids, one of whom is named Paxton... I saw them around the fellowship hall later! I gave the greeting cards (Steph's birthday / Chinese New Year / Grandma's birthday) to Jon for signing purposes later, and told him that Chinese Eric seemed really interested in SERVANTS. As I was telling Jeremy later, I had no new info for Chinese Eric in two days over MSN! Face-to-face is probably best, since he sleeps a lot because of his meds! I would have said hi to Alan and Tracy, but Mr. Creep was there - NO WAY! Said hi to Hung, who said that HE had been among the people waking Hien up by throwing pillows at her, and then discussed ear piercings / research with Jessica Leung later. Talked to Andrew L. about school (lots of reading!), to Hien about officially meeting her friend Hung yesterday (I actually did NOT know him before then!), to Grace H. about breakfast and food in the mornings, and to Cindy about her busy week... no snow day for HER, unfortunately! Said hi to baby Micah and Grace Y., greeted Vania / Geoffrey / Victor, asked Tim about his trip to South Africa (his son Joshua had gone, too - HE said it was fun!), wished Rich a happy belated birthday, and verified that Eric was staying for Sunday School before going upstairs to Toddler Sunday School.
Saw Frances' son Micah busily looking at a board book - he likes trains, he told me! Ramen seemed happy to see me, while Mattias told me about a red truck / choo-choo trains / eggs - YAY FOR ENGLISH! Apparently, he loves his brother Marcus (Calla and Stanford were taking turns holding him), and knows his Chinese name! I said hi to Shira (hula hoop!), Ada, and Ashley as well - Mattias seemed to be drawn to the sparkly glitter glue for the older kids, haha. I'd like the shiny stuff, too! When Auntie Ying had a free moment from reading to the kids about Elmo and such, I asked her how she was - Phil's apparently been really patient while teaching her about the computer / Facebook / iPad! Hahahaha, it's really cute that she wants to learn! She says she'll call me about getting together now that her mom is out of town; nice!
Afterwards, I went downstairs to see what we were going to do for lunch, since I'd heard rumors of spicy laksa with the parents. I saw Grandma knitting the start of something, so asked her what it was despite knowing the answer: "Your mom told me to make this, and I don't know what it is!" Said hi to Christon and Deb, ignored Dylan (talking to RAYMOND!) until I imperiously told him I expected an apology (oops?), and yelled hi to Jordan. Eric also went with the family for spicy laksa soup - good thing the place was small, so we were split up into two tables! We discussed whether a waitress was a man or woman (thanks, Mom...), red and green jellybeans (maybe for the Maks), giant candy canes (ditto), Dine Out Vancouver, (soy) milk / ice cream / cheese / lactose intolerance, spicy stuff, Pad Thai, tax stuff, DARK COCOA soy milk, the PUSH festival, holiday weight gain, Burmese tea, mango slush, Jon's new haircut which he got compliments on (harder for him to headbang during worship!), both sets of parents pressuring Jon and Harmony to buy a house even if they have no money for it, pork hock, Chinese New Year, my buying healthy cereal / juice / yogurt in the past few days, "drunken" beef, and more. On the way home, Eric confirmed what I knew already from the "I have to pick up a friend at the airport" conflict... the K-Man is indefinitely back in BC from Ontario, and of COURSE Eric is annoyed by this news! (K stayed overnight at Eric's house on Monday before being dropped off to take the bus to see his mom in Powell River for now) Then we talked about the "moving" prayer meeting (not my cup of tea - I MIGHT BE AROUND CERTAIN PEOPLE!), shifting programs, French conversation, my being "drunk," my being vigilant and watching my things AT ALL TIMES, counting the words I say to people (it was so brief that I could do that!), the Minnesota-Vancouver hockey game (which we ended up losing 4-0), WORLD OF WARCRAFT Lunar Festival, and more.
Daniel, Hung, Victor, bras, and amusement parks
You Are Imaginative
You are a dreamy, head-in-the-clouds type of person. You love to imagine different worlds and lives.
You use your mind to escape boredom and sadness. You have a rich and delightful inner world.
You are a true romantic, in every sense of the word. You value love, and you have notions of how you want the world to be.
And while you are often buried in your own thoughts, you are also quite selfless. Part of your grand vision involves helping others.
Always have been, and I'm proud of it - no matter how much people tried yelling at me because of this! :D