Archive for May, 2008

mission accomplished
May 30, 2008

Yesterday I ended up giving the camera to my dad, which is a about 2 weeks too early for Father’s day, but he didn’t seem to mind. The reason being is that if he decides to exchange it before our trip to Thailand he has 5 days to do it. It turns out that he absolutely loved it and he’s definitely not thinking of exchanging it for a different one at all. He was pretty impressed with the fact that it was 10MP which was a smart move on my part and it also helped that the color of the camera was black. Yay me!

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Casio
May 29, 2008

Why do I always second guess myself when it comes to buying others a gift? Or maybe the real question is, “Why am I always so hasty and anxious to buy something and end up regretting it later?” Whatever, What’s done is done. I decided that the camera I bought online for my dad isn’t good enough for him, I recently recalled him wanting a 10MP camera. So I raced to Circuit City to look for a 10MP camera within my $200 range. It was impossible to find nice 10MP Canon that was less than $300 so I decided to settle for a Casio that was $50 more than my budget. I’m fully aware that my dad isn’t a big fan of the Casio digital cameras, but if he really doesn’t like it, he can always use the gift receipt for an exchange. Duh. As for the Canon I already ordered yesterday, I hope it isn’t too much of a hassle sending it back for a refund (darn 10% shipping charges).

The weather outside is very nice today and I took advantage of it by letting Pudge roam around the front yard without a leash. Sometimes it scares me when he starts heading off towards the end of our street because it’s absolutely impossible to catch him after he’s in his own little world. But I don’t blame him, it’s beautiful outside. Sometimes I wish the hottest it could get in California is 85 degrees. That would be just perfect.

LA to BKK
May 29, 2008

Father’s Day is coming up in a little over 2 weeks and I am proud to announce that I’ve already purchased my Daddy’s gift! I remembered him complaining about losing his last digital camera a few months ago and he didn’t have the heart to buy himself another one right away. So I took the liberty of looking up different kinds of digital cameras online. My search was for a Canon with great performance that is also within my $200 budget (with,of course, the help of Desi). One of the cons of the Canon Powershot SX100IS is that it runs solely on rechargeable AA batteries, but other than that the camera is favorable in all other aspects, especially in picture taking. Duh.

My trip to Thailand is approaching in exactly 7 days (next Thursday) and I don’t know how I’m going to deal with not being able to see Riley, Tammy, Desi, Franco, and Pudge for 3 whole weeks! I guess this vacation is kind of a bittersweet indulgence on my part. I’ll be sure to do a lot of shopping for you guys and take plenty of pictures. Unfortunately, I still haven’t even begun to pack and not to mention the loads of laundry I still have yet to complete. Expectedly, every year the week before we leave me, my dad, and my sister struggle to fight over the laundry machine while my mom’s suitcases has already been neatly lined together weeks before. It’s obvious she’s the most anxious person in our family that wants to go back home. She’s not the only one!

Indiana Jones
May 27, 2008

All I have to say is that I am so thankful to have a day off tomorrow to recharge. Not much was done this weekend but an unexplainable wind of exhaustion hit me just recently. Today me and Franco decided to catch a flick at The Grove in L.A. and obviously he decided that we absolutely had to watch Indiana Jones. Besides the fact that I’ve fallen asleep from the older Indiana Jones movies, I’m still just not a big fan. The movie was more entertaining than I had expected but most people thought otherwise. I, on the other hand, was perfectly fine with the outcome of the entire movie. Unfortunately, I’m tired so I’ll definitely blog again later tomorrow when I have more blood circulation in my brain. Goodnight everyone!

P.S. My new mini Hookah works great and I strongly suggest Hookah lovers to try Mint Chocolate if you haven’t yet.

thai ice tea
May 24, 2008

Today I have work at Cerritos and already, I have dealt with a few difficult customers. They are mostly old Filipino ladies that exist purely for bargaining everything in sight. Don’t get me wrong, I am fully aware that they are old of age/hard of hearing/loss of decent eyesight but I can’t help but become a tad bit aggravated after a few minute of trying to help them. At least I get off early today and Franco drove here to keep me company. After work, we’re planning on having lunch at Sizzling Wok where they have one of the best Thai Ice Tea (in my opinion).

Here are a couple random pictures of Riley. Take notice that he comes closer with each progressive shot. These make me happy, haha!

$42
May 23, 2008

Good news! I got my new hookah via UPS today (delivered to Franco’s work). I had to retire my old pink hookah because apparently, it had been dropped, chipped, and mauled by Pauline and her fantastic friends countless times. By the looks of it, black duct tape was no longer going to hold every piece together. By the way, don’t get any quirky ideas that I’m a hardcore Hookah smoker, believe me I’m definitely the opposite. Have a good weekend everyone!

Here is my new baby.

"A Whole New World" indeed!
May 22, 2008

This video is bizarre yet incredible, you will be surprised at how well he sings. Be sure to watch it at least halfway through. He also does a cover to “Part Of Your World,” and that sounds amazing as well.

amazing
May 21, 2008

Good morning everyone! The reason why I’m up early lies in my sister and her inability to drive herself to school. Waking up at 7AM isn’t my cup of tea, but I got an early sleep last night so I don’t feel too groggy this morning. As I mentioned before, I drove to Advance Critical Care & Internal Medicine in Tustin for a school trip and all I have to say about that place is that it is amazing. I had no idea they provided such technologically advance equipment to treat animals, it looked as if it were suppose to be used on us humans (which is basically the same anyway). Our group had the chance to visit the cancer treatment facility, and it was a bit emotional but the pets we interacted with were such troopers. The technicians who treat cancer patients explained that they build a very personal relationship with the pets because they’re in the facility very frequently for chemotherapy. I don’t think I can see myself specializing in treating cancer patients, it’s a little too saddening to me. We also visited a hospital that specialized in Dermatology, Opthalmology and 24 hour emergency. The tour was dragging on for a little over 3 hours but it was very informational. The doctors and technicians at work were phenomenal so I definitely can’t wait to get the chance to apply there and work with them. I could have taken pictures, but I didn’t have my camera with me. A fellow student took a few so she will be providing me with the pictures in a few days through email.

On a different note, my plan today is to drive my Auntie Jean to Downtown, LA to look for sunglasses, so hopefully I get to visit Franco at work. I miss you boo!

3 things
May 20, 2008

Seven neuters/spays today and I only got through six of them until my four hours was up. Not to worry, today wasn’t officially my last day at the hospital. At 9 o’clock in the morning tomorrow, I get to finally practice my dental work on a dog. I’m really looking forward to that since I’ve never gotten the chance for an actual hands-on dental procedure. After I’ve completed an addition four hours tomorrow, I am completely done with externship!

Here are a few things I’ve learned:

1. I’ve found that female cats are the most easiest to shave and prep for surgery than any other animal. It’s actually pretty fun too!

2. It’s pretty sad how a Veterinary Technician job can be wasted on someone who has no passion and no knowledge whatsoever about that field, yet the employer still prefers them over me because they are better at “janitor work” than I am. I know I sound partially snooty and wrong, but I’m not going to school to gain knowledge in mopping floors and sweeping the parking lot, I’m there to gain experience in the medical field (hey, at least I’m not sugarcoating my feelings). Goodluck to them on any future emergency situations when she’s running around the hospital not knowing how to apply any medical techniques.

3. I’m usually not this catty, but I just had to vent about it this time. (I think some people misunderstood me along the way and took my tantrums as their own personal insult, when it wasn’t meant to be thrust towards them in the first place.)

for sale
May 18, 2008

$25-$30 each.
All 5 t-shirts are a Size Small.
These were worn only once and washed once.
Contact me if you’re interested!
never been worn