Friday, December 27, 2002

To do List..

So many things i must do to the car.. i'm going to write them down before i forget.

1. Valve Adjust
2. Change Tranny Fluid
3. Touch up paint the hood
4. New spark plugs
5. New Tires

The shop name is MasterTek.
14145 San Antonio Dr. Norwalk CA 90650

Thursday, December 19, 2002


What a day.. i woke up late AGAIN!.. this is becoming a habit.. so hard to wake up these days - even though i have like 2 alarm clocks (clock/TV alarm).. bleh.

I went to work.. and it was SO busy today - the cashier line just wouldn't end. I ended up working overtime today which was about 11 hours at the mall because they needed my help. Now i'm home and studying for my last final tomorrow! Man party hardy tomorrow here i come!

Wednesday, December 18, 2002

Double Carl's Jr.

Alright, i woke up today, went to the bookstore and bought a greeting card for one of my classmates i worked with for a project, cuz she gave me a card and i would have felt really bad if i didn't do anything in return. You give and get right? I then took my final for that class which was SO easy! Man, that class was a joke - oh well.

Pae came to school and tried to register - and we ended up meeting up at the right time, so we hit Carl's Jr. where i got the Chili fries! YuM! Then i had to go to work. I worked all day - joked with customers too.. cuz were supposed to give free boxes to customers, but i would put on a serious face and tell them, "that big box is extra 50 cents" .. and then they would give me the funniest puzzled look and say something like:

"Oh, never mind then"
"You gotta be kidding me"
"When did they start charging?"

hahaha.. of course, i would tell them i was joking and we both laugh about it. I only do it to girls though, cuz they take it better. Guys seem to get quite angry your messing with their head. It's a jolly time of the year, i figure trowing some jokes to cheer ppl up is fun! After work, i went to Carl's again to pick up a burger. As i was sitting in the drive thru - i see this homeless lady coming towards me. I'm thinking, "Shit she has a knife and is going to kill me" haha.. she gets really close to my driver site, and i'm next to the pickup window, and ask the manager inside if she can use the restroom. Dang.. this was at 12:20am.. that lady was trippin. The manager just told her to go away. It was quite a interesting experience. Oh yeah, before Carls', i went to Pae's house to install my new Phillips headlight that he got me. My HL's look really white now.. and i can see farther down the road. Wooohoo.

I came back home, and there was a roach sitting on my desk. Man, these critters know how to freak me out. I thank Raid for killing them instantly.. There was a roach problem when i first moved in, but i sprayed almost every corner in the house, and set traps for them. They haven't come back in a while, but i have been seeing a few once a week - eh.. at least they keep me company. I swear, i'm probably their most feared human.. cuz i torcher these guys, thinking they will send signals to their friends to save themselves while they can. Muahahah (evil laugh).

Tuesday, December 17, 2002

Raining Cats and Dogs

It's been pretty "same'osameo" these past 2 days.. work.. work.. and work.

That's what happened today, just worked all day and came home. Nothing exciting or anything happened.. or anything i can remember. Oh yeah.. it was pouring cats and dogs today.. i'm so happy i didn't install my CAI yet - cuz when i was going to work, there were literally 20 puddles 2 inches deep on the road. I swear i would probably be in hydrolock. I miss having an umbrella -.. i got SOAKED walking to my car today, and then walking to work. On my way to work, i busted the heater trying to dry my clothes.

On Sunday, i got to sleep in - went to eat dinner with Pae, and we hit PC bang for a while. That was a kick it day - but for some reason, i was so tired.
That's all i can think of right now..

Saturday, December 14, 2002

Enough of this BS

Man, last 2 days have been wack!.. seriously out of proportion. I should stop going to ktown and spending $50 bucks just for a few shots and loud music. Point, however, was pretty tite - it was kick back and pretty chill.

I miss Bellagio a lot.. i don't know - maybe cuz i know so many more heads over there.. Hyun, Kambo, the managers.. it's different down here cuz it's like the exact opposite - everyone else knows eachother except for me. Whatevers though - i plan on not going for a few weeks cuz it's getting played out, unless any of you fools wanna go.

I have this urge to become a good boy like my homie Jerry.. who now goes to Berkeley. I swear that foo got his act together and made his life into a straight line. I'm not sure how he did it after all the shit he went thru. Maybe bootcamp really fixes u up. I should go to church more and try to live a more innocent life - give up all the partying and bs that goes on. I think i'm talking out of my ass right nwo though - it'll prob never happen... haha. that's enough for that.

I have to work 39 hours next week.. cuz it's the week b4 xmas, so the mall will be packed and they need ppl to work. I get all these 8 hours shifts! ARG! i hate shifts that take so much out of my day. it sucks! but what can i do.. i need the $$cha-ching$$.

Thursday, December 12, 2002

Can't Wake Up..

What a day!.. i setup my TV alarm, my phone alarm, my clock alarm.. so that i would wake up at 6am to go to work.. and this was just my backup plan!
Originally i was gonna pull an all nighter so that i wouldn't be late to work.. but then i fell asleep and ended up waking up at 7am.. hm.. all i remember was thinking that all those alarms and beeps were a dream, and kept sleeping.

I worked the night before until 1:30am and it was about 3am when i fell asleep.. so i got about 3 hours of sleep. I went to work to finish a project i couldn't finish the night before.. and finished around 9am. I came back home and crashed. Woke up around 5pm and my manager told me she needed cashiers - so i went back to work until 11:30pm. Doh!.. that was about it today.

Wednesday, December 11, 2002

Court Date

A pretty productive day today..

Woke up just in time to go to school.. went to both of my classes.

Then came back home to meet Pae who was chillin at my place playing video games. We hit the Compton Court House for my arraignment which i plead not guilty and got my court date:

January 16th, 2003 THURSDAY Which i better remember. I also paid my bail which was $130.. doh! It's funny though how the system works here compared to North Cal.. cuz in North Cal it clearly states on the courtesy notice that you may NOT ask for traffic school if you plea not guilty.. but it doesn't say anything like that here. In North Cal they only accept cash or checks.. but here they accept credit cards..

Anyways, after that we went to get my haircut which was something i have been putting off for a while. My head feels 20lbs lighter now. We had to wait a little though cuz there were 2 ppl in front of us. Thanks Pae for chillin and waiting. The stylist was like, "Your friend is bored huh?" haha.

After that we hit up Tapioca for a bit, and i had to go to work. I worked until 1am because we have a visit from the Vice President of BR tomorrow, and we were folding/sizing everything in the store. We actually didn't finish so i have to go back at 6am today.. and i'm writing this blog at 3:11am.. so err.. i wonder if i should even sleep cuz i dunno if i can wake up.

Monday, December 09, 2002

Dyed my Hair

On the 6th, went to Noblesse and chilled with sum friends.. it was ghetto though probably not going there again anytime soon. Went to eat and that was that.. worked all day.

On the 7th, worked another 9 hours and the mall was SO FREAKIN packed.. it sucked a little. Afterwards went home, Pae came over and stayed for a bit ..

On the 8th, got to sleep in for the first time on a Sunday in 3 months.. cuz i usually always work this day. Went to Pae's house and got my hair dyed. We used Loreal dying formula 8, which pictures a lady with blonde hair.. yet our hair came out to be very dark brown.. it's like we didn't even dye it.. ugh whatevers though, we'll probably try again in another few weeks. I need a haircut btw.. i should get that soon.

Thursday, December 05, 2002

Cold Air Intake

I tried to blog the other day, and Blogspot was down, and it wouldn't let me publish anything.. so i didn't bother.

The past few days have been routine - just work.. school.. work.. school..

I'm done with my skit-play for Comm433.. i had to play Jean Jaque Rosseau and wear a Monk costume. Also had to memorize about 5 min. worth of lines which i STILL REMEMBER! haha. I also had to do a French accent.. roar! I've been working pretty hard lately, they have been giving me pretty shitty hours.. usually 7-8 hour days. Thanks goodness i don't work tomorrow so i can relax a little.

I also got a free CAI (Cold Air Intake) from Simon.. he sorta hooked it up - and i think i'll install it soon. He wants to isntall it for me, but his a little careless and i dont' want to entrust him with my car. I'll probably end up doing it myself with Pae or sumthin.. it shouldn't be too hard to install.

I also have this Debate research assignment due tomorrow which i still haven't started. OMG.. i'm so dead. I also ran out of food at my house.. so i'm kinda starving right now with nothing to eat. I wonder what's open right now.. sigh. Maybe i'll cook sum rice..

Dec 3rd, i went to school - went to the costume shop with Pae to return the costume, picked up the intake, went home and watched Smallville with Pae.
Dec 4th, woke up and did my laundy, went to work, came home and trying to do my hw right now..

That's about it for now.. i should update more regularly - i keep forgetting what i did everyday..

Saturday, November 30, 2002

Fight at Prive

Ahh.. too tired and too lazy to give full details on the latest stuff that has happened..

Nov. 27.

Yong came over and we went to Prive which is now called Noblesse.. it was all good and a fight broke out. and yatti yatti yatti.. i won't go into details about it. You just have to know i didn't get hurt, yet still have open-wounds on my knukles.. you figure out the rest.
Pae, Yong and I came back home and just went to bed.

Nov. 28.

Went to Bob's place to have some Thanksgiving Turkey!.. yum yum..

pics are there.. there's also new pics from a trip to Tapioca Express with Pae from the 25th. There are some funny pix there - so look at them at your own risk.

We also watched the new Bond movie.. which is about North Koreans being evil.. Yong didn't like it - but i enjoyed the action scenes. The actors who were speaking Korean were horrible with the pronunciation.. omg a dog could have done better than them.

Nov. 29.

Went to work 30 minutes late cuz i couldn't sleep at night.. i only got like 4 hours of sleep - and went to work at 7am. The mall was SO BUSY! The day after Thanksgiving is supposed to be the busiest day of the year. Time went by really fast, but i was pretty tired at the end. Yong came over during lunch time and we ate Great Khans! YEAH!.. i'm so addicted to that stuff. Then he stayed until i finished work.
We went back home, Pae came over, and we went to Bliss in LA.. which is a pretty chill - expensive - bar. We had a few drinks, and came home just now.

I'm pretty tired.. alcohol will probably help me sleep today. Talk about insomnia. G'nite ya'll.

Tuesday, November 26, 2002

School Sucks

I guess i wont' be going home after all this Thanksgiving.. just don't wanna deal with the traffic, and i figure i should go after finals anyways.

Today was rather slow.. actually it sorta sucked cuz i missed my first class - and i was supposed to be there to study with one of my lab partners. Considering the debate is next week, and i dont have her #.. i'm sorta screwed.. and hopefully she wont think much of it and just do her part of the work. Man.. if she told the professor that i wasn't doing my work or sumthin.. that's just going to suck.

I also went to school today .. pretty late to talk to a financial aid counselor.. and it really bothers me how the government works. They have a few questions that either make you dependant or independant... even if you don't get any support from your parents - if you don't fall under these categories, your parents income are considered when giving you money. I mean.. i.e. if you were disowned by your parents and you live by yourself trying to make a living and going to school - why should you say how much your parents make?

1. you have to been born earlier than 1979
2. married
3. pay child support

and a few other questions i can't remember but it's total BS.

Bleh, whatever.. seems like i wont be getting any money from the government. I also paid to be a part time student for Spring quarter, part of the reason being -

1. i dont' think i have enough time to be a full time
2. it's 600 bucks to be part time (6 units or less), and 900 bucks to be full time (6 units or more).. and so full time would only be worth it if you took more than 3 classes.. and i dont' think i could handle it yet.
3. most of the classes in my major are full.. ROAR!.. wth.. i might have to do ghetto and try to add the first day of school.. this is WACK!

After this dilemma.. i just wanted to chill so Pae and i went to Spectrum Mall in Irvine and went to D&B's which was coo. Now i'm home.

Monday, November 25, 2002

Ran Over a Dead Dog

Omg.. was going 405N.. and hit a freakin Yellow dog!

I think it was a Golden Retriever.. probably weighted like 40lbs or so.. at first i thought it was a rock, cuz it made some horrible noise when i went over it - i was going about 70 and there was too much traffic in each lane to avoid it.. so i just did the next thing possible which was to grab onto my steering wheel and run over it.

I came home thinking it was a rock.. but then i lifted my car up and saw all this blood.. and pieces of dog skin (i think) hanging from my car.. EEWWWW damn it - imma have to hose that shit off. I was just scared if it was a rock, then i could have punctured something down there.. everything seems to be okay.. but i'm still very pessimistic..

MY BABYY!!! NOOOOOO~~~ I hope Nobuko is okay. (yeah.. i gave her a name..)

Well, other than that - i don't have much else i can post here.. some ppl just dont' want to be mentioned.

Today i went to Church in a long time - needed some spiritual food.. i also went to work at 8am.. and came home late. Pae came over and we watched Run Away Bride.. such a cute movie.

Friday, November 22, 2002

AA Degree!

It's only been 3 days since i haven't update my blog.. yet it seems like i haven't done so in about a week. What a weird feeling.

I've been just so lazy and *cough*cough* sick .. i've been getting dry sweat.. and i get goose bumps for no reason, and the chills on my spine. Running nose, and a dry feeling on the back of my throat always means a bad sign. I'm gonna feel horrible the next few days.. if not week. What have i been up to in the past 3 days..

I went to the DMV and changed my address.. went to Food 4 Less and got a 24 pack of Pepsi and 12 pack of Smirnoff.. now my fridge is full of drinks. Now the food.... oh yea.. i bought a 18 back of cup o Noodle.. yum! I went to the post office and got some mail that needed picking up which was coo cuz i got my De Anza diploma for my AA degree.. haha.. now i have a DEGREE! I've been chillin at Tapioca as usual which is always coo cuz Pae is there with me.

Went to PC bang the other night and played with 2 other ppl.. we played.. err.. Warcraft III. It was coo cuz my team didn't loose, even though my computer froze on me like 3 times. My cousin Simon told me he has a free AEM CAI sitting at his work.. i think i'll go pick it up next week. HOpefully his not bull-pooping me. I have a feeling it's not gonna be AEM, and instead some crappy genetic AEM-Wannabe.

I was dying at work today.. i felt like just lying and sleeping on the floor at work. I could barely keep my eyes open or get the energy to talk to customers. I wonder if i'll be able to work tomorrow.. i dont' wanna get everyone else sick.. i might have to tell them if i could leave early.

I got a bunch of stuff i should be doing - yet putting them away or they dont' need to be done yet. The dumb officer didn't write my apt. number on the ticket, so i won't get my courtesy notice.. and instead just gonna go to court and ask for a trial date. His gonna be sorry he pulled me over [knock on wood].

I went to Cerritos mall with Pae the other day and we ate Great Khan's Mongolian BBQ.. oh man.. i'm addicted to that thing. Inside Cerritos mall, they also have this picture taking thing, where they let you change your hair styole.. and we took some pics.. and it's SO hillarious, i thought i was gonna die laughing that day.

I get 3 days off next week.. Tues, Wed, Thurs (thanksgiving).. i'm contemplating on if i should go back to north cal or not.. but then again - i dont' want to make my life more hectic then what it already is. I could probably get more done here. Most likely, i'll go up after school is over.

1. I have to schedule for Spring classes.. should i be part time student or full time?.. such a tough choice.
2. FAFSA is coming near..
3. Gotta memorize my skit play for class
4. Gotta rent some costumes (i get to be a French Monk)
5. Gotta reserach for a upcoming debate.
6. Must see a counselor next Tuesday
7. See a Financial Aid counselor as well..
8. Add oil to my car..

I wonder what i should do Thanksgiving.. cz will be up in North cal.. so maybe i'll eat Turkey by myself at home. I think Albertson's has cooked turkey for 30 bucks. If you wanna come, leave a comment.. i have free beer.

Man.. i can't think anymore.. i should update more regularly, when everything is fresh in my head. THis is da fin for now.

Monday, November 18, 2002

Work and School

i haven't updated in a while.. been kinda lazy. There hasn't been much excitement to talk about anyways. Been going to school and work... oh my mind went blank - i can't think of anything to write. I'll update more later today hopefully.

Thursday, November 14, 2002

Visit to SD

I am so tired right now.. barely got any sleep after a long day wednesday.

On tuesday after work, i realized that i didn't have work nor school on wednesday so i was contemplating on what to do the following day. I originally planned to just change my address at the DMV and sleep.. but late at night Yong called me up and we were talking when a sudden sporatic idea popped on my head. I have been meaning to visit him - since he did visit me the last 3 times.. and he wanted to show me his new place and school. So since Pae had work all day on wednesday, cz was taking midterms - i didn't want to sit around home all day, so i just left around 12pm to see Yong.

On the way over there, there were some cars that were going 90-95.. so i just waited for them to get near me, and i would dust them on the spot.. haha.. and for some reason, they would all slow down to 80 and not try to catch up with me. Hmm.. and while i was on I5-South, i saw the funniest thing when i was near SD - there is a Yellow Sign with a picture of a mom with 2 kids running - which i'm guessing is trying to tell drivers to watch for illegal imigrants crossing freeway traffic. HAHA.. it was a hillarious picture. I actually thought about stopping and taking a pic of that thing.

I got to Yong's house around 1:15 ish.. it's exactly 102 miles from my house, and takes about an Hour and 15 minutes. Good thing i didn't get lost (thanks to mapquest) and got there to find a perfect parking spot for me. Yong has a really nice crib.. it's 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, kitchen, living room. He does pay 7 bills a month though which is a bit steep for my taste. He has a roommate, but his roommate is like a cellery.. all he does is study.. so Yong has been bored off his mind lately.

He rented Snow White with Kristin Keruk (Yeah!) and Murder by numbers which were both pretty good.. we drank some MGD and went to bed.
The morning after we went to UCSD and went to 2 of his classes, and ate Panda Express.. yummy! I haven't had fried rice in a very long time. His classes were very interesting considering i have never been to a UC sty-o class which is just a huge forum. UCSD has some very nice buildings.. including the library which looks like a UFO.

We then went to Convoy which is a small K-town to drink Tapioca, then we met up with Wayne (soso) to watch the Ring - which was freakin scary - and picked up Erin to sing at a Karaoke place.. We sang for a good 2 hours and my voice was pretty beat up. We dropped off Erin, went back to Wayne's house and chilled for a bit, and i drove back home around 2am.. that was a long day.

I slept at 3:30am, woke up at 10 - went to school and got back just now. Now i have to take a shower and go to work.. RROOAARR!!

Tuesday, November 12, 2002

Movie Review: 8 Mile

The past few days have been just robotic. The same thing over and over.. just work and work.. and work.

Yesterday i went to watch 8 Mile with Pae and just had Ghengis Khan (mongolian bbq) for dinner. Dang i'm so addicted to that place.. it's REALLY good.
The movie was better than i anticipated but it does include a lot of violence/language/sexual situtations.. so i'd avoid it if you don't like that stuff. I haven't done much else lately..

Today i woke up - did my laundry and went to work - where i found my manager in a moody mood. She was obviously have [cramps].. ugh. SHe was so pissing me off with her lil attitude, but oh well.. i'm not gonna let it get to me. I came home and had a beer that's been sitting in my fridge for a while. Played some cs and now i should sleep.

Sunday, November 10, 2002

Penis Song

The Penis song.. i guess you should watch it if your open minded.

Reminisce Jr. High Days

I was also watching the Practice - and it was pretty interesting cuz they were talking about Jehovah's Witnesses and their belief against blood transfusions. I missed the first half though.. maybe they will have a re-run sometime so i can watch it in full.

I was also at Tapioca with Pae talking about the good ol days back in Jr. High which brought back some good memories. Those were seriously the good ol days.. when school was easy, no worry about money - and just screw around all year and have fun.

I can't think of anything else interesting that happened today - so i guess i'll stop here for now..


On the 8th, i just woke up.. went to work - came back home and just chilled cuz Pae had to go to work at 8am and couldn't come out.

On the 9th, i woke up and went to work.. came back home - Pae came over, watched "Saving Private Ryan" on TV.. ate some pizza, went to Tapioca.. and now i'm home.

Wow.. that was brief.

Friday, November 08, 2002

Need to go Home

Oh yes.. i forgot - i should go back home soon. I need an umbrella, my printer, webcam from Justin, and a few other things i should write down before i go up. I should also bring Pusha back with me.. she's SO cute.. i miss her dearly.

I have also noticed that my cheeks are getting a little puffy.. i should get back on my diet. I should start before it's too late..

Skipping Winter Classes

Sorry Mr. Blog (as Judy would say).. i haven't written to you in a while. I'm straight Yo!.. hahaha

Sorry that's an inside joke. Anyways, i decided not to take Winter classes this year.. why?

1. It's 400 bucks for 3 units - and i'm not getting financial aid.. so let's wait till next year.
2. It's 4 hours long.. or was it 5.. that's too much
3. It's only 19 days long.. too much stuff in too little time.
4. I want to relax during my winter break.

What have i been up to these days.. let me think and try to remember back to Nov. 5th. Oh yes.. on Tuesday, i missed my first class because i just couldn't get up. Then I went to my second class.. came home - then went to work until 10.. and came home and just .. uhh .. yeah.. ... .. .. that's it.

Wednesday, i woke up around 12, went to pick up cz in LA which took an hour from all the traffic (note to self: avoid 405N during rush hour).. watched I-Spy which was a pretty humorous movie, ate Japanese Ramen with Pae - went to Redondo Beach to hang out. Drank milk tea at GoGo Juice.

Thursday which is today.. haha.. i skipped school entirely (doh!.. i hope i didn't miss anything important).. then went to work for 7 hours. Came home, ate some instant noodles.. and hung out. I work tomorrow at 12 to 9.. i dont look forward to that long day.. sigh. I dont' think i have anything else interesting to post right now. I'll write it when i think about it.

Monday, November 04, 2002

Mom and I are like Oil and Water

Does my mom know how to listen? Damn.. she's so sturborn. She came down the other day as i mentioned in my previous blog entries.. and she kept complaining about how my room was too dusty or sumthing and that she can't breath. Well - from everyone else who visited my crib they dont' seem to have that problem. So obviously it's her mind playing tricks on her. So she tells me my uncle in LA was coming to SF to visit or sumthin, and she was gonna give him one of our spare vaccum cleaners so that he can bring it back to LA. I told her i didn't want a vaccum cleaner, i'd probably never need it.. since i'm so clean-a-holic anyways. I dont' really like vaccuming either, so i probably would never use that thing.. and it would be just another unecesary cargo that i would have to store and move it later if i ever move out. So i told her SEVERAL times.. "No mom, i don't need a vaccum cleaner.. so dont' put that burden on uncle"..

So i'm chillin at home this evening, and my uncle calls me up, and he sounded really sick.. apparently he got the flu and all the symptoms. That hella sucks for him.. and he went to SF like that and my mom gave him that old ass vaccum cleaner to bring back. I feel so bad for him right now.. i totally didn't ask for this. Ugh.. so frustrated again. I'm gonna start screening my calls, hearing my mom just annoys me these days. We seriously just don't communicate very well.. i just can't to seem to get my points accross and she doesn't want to understand me. Way too stuborn and thinks she's the only one that's right.. you can never prove her wrong, because she's always right. She also gets pissed off very easily.. so if you argue with her and your right.. she'll most likely get pissed.

Arrg.. RROOOAARRR!!!.. i need comforting.. someone tell me i'm not going crazy. At one point of my thought process, i just felt like calling her - and telling her "Stop sending me things i told you not to send, and instead just send money if your worried about me." - that would actually help me more than this kind of dumb trick.

Your all probably thinking.. she did this out of love yatti yatti yatti.. but to me - it's just her stubborness to do what she wants to do, and not let me be a factor in her decision. Now the vaccum cleaner is in my uncles house 30 minutes away - and i'm supposed to go pick it up. If i didnt work.. and if i had all the money in the world, i'd probably visit him in a second. But gas/traffic/time/work/school.. ugh.. just doesn't work out. I wonder if anyone understand my frustration right now. It's as if when you feel like you have no control over something.. so whatever you try to stop, happens anyways. Like.. if you have a car, and u get an alarm system to prevent theft, yet it happens anyways. Now i get the wonderful chance to visit my uncle and pick up a vaccum cleaner that will be stored in my closet and never used. I don't even know if it'll fit in my car. I should also becareful around what i say to my uncle.. because his got the most intelligent memory i have ever seen. I tell him something, and he remembers it forever.. and i trusted him a few times and spilled my guts.. and it ended up shooting myself in the foot when he told other ppl. Actualy it was both my auntie and uncle. That's actually one of the reasons i don't visit them as often.. because i don't want to tell them things and so there would be nothing to talk about.

Oh yea.. they try to open my brain and take everything inside too.. they ask like a billlion questions and corner you somewhere so that you have to answer them one way or the other.

Phew.. that was a lot of jabbering that i had to get out of my chest. Forgive any punctuation or grammar errors.. i'm not going to proof read this.

Sunday, November 03, 2002

I Saw Park Jun Hyun from GOD

Haven't had the chance to update in a bit.

Oct 31st: I didn't have work - so i went to school, met up Pae and went back to my place and hung out for a few hours. Then these lil kids were coming to trick or treat, so we bounced out of my house and picked up Mike and went to TGI Friday's - ate sum food and went to watch JackAss.. that movie is a lil disturbing and humorous. The fact that there are ppl who are willing to do things they do about of mere stupidity is just obscured. Pae also installed his exhaust - it looks pretty cool... his been doing a lot of stuff on his car.. Dome Lights, Exhaust, Lower, Front Grill, Intake, Diverter Valve.. i'm sure his budgetting himself. I wish i could spoil myself like that right now.

Nov 1st: I worked all day again and Yong came over around 9pm.. he got lost in the way, and so i had to tell him how to get to my house. When he finally arrived, we went to Next cafe and had some dinner and alcohol. Then we went to Pae's house and watched Mr. Deeds which was pretty coo, it was a comedy/romance theme with a nice ending.. it's one of those movies you watch with your gf.
We came back home, and Yong pucked in the bathroom.. he didn't even drink that much. Hmm.. maybe he was tired. We went to bed..

Nov 2nd: I had to work again - so went to work and left Yong to watch Anime while I was gone. The funniest thing happened at work though.. I'm just minding my own business at the cash rep, and i realize there is one couple waiting in front of the register to buy something, so i get up and say, "May i help you?".. and then i got this blank look on my face and i think my mouth was wide open as the words, "Oh my god" came out.. and stared blankly at the couple standing in front of me. They looked back at me like i was either crazy or they were too proud to say anything.

Realizing how stupid i must have looked.. a 21 year old going bonkers, i quickly picked myself back up and treated them like normal customers. Who are they you ask? Park Jun Hyun (GOD), and girlfriend Han Go Eun. They bought 2 things as gifts.. and the only say was, "my sister is a big fan of yours" which is totally bull shit since i don't have a teeny bopper sister. I was just trying to make a conversation, when Park Jun Hyun just looked blanky at me and nodded. I'm guessing he didn't want the attention.. so i was like whatever then. I was just astonished and paralized because i watched so many Music Videos and performances of GOD on my computer, and never dreamed of seeing one of them in person. So the fact that i saw him, was a shock.. not that i his #1 fan or anything.
His English is really good.. and Han Go Eun also speaks english really well. They are still going out apparently, they were calling eachother babe, baby, honey, sweety.. haha. Oh and btw, Han Go Eun was not wearing makeup that day.. and she looks SO UGLY! yuck.. i mean, she looks good in pictures and on camera when she's wearing TONS of make up. But it's just another mask in front of the television. At first, i didn't even know it was Han Go Eun.. i thought it was Park Jun Hyun's little sister or something until i came home and saw some pictures.

I thought about posting this at Bronx's Junkyard, but i dont' think i will.. it's not that big of a deal anymore now that i calmed myself down. I think this blog is sufficient to let everyone know i met 2 famous Korean celebs in one day! hahahah. There's a first for everything.

After work, we went to UCLA to meet up CZ and Justin, played some pool, stopped by ktown real quick, and came home. Slept and i had work at 8am.. got 4 hours of sleep, and now i'm back from 9 hours of working. UGH!

Wednesday, October 30, 2002

I Suck at SF II

I should also mention one more thing - there was a kid in the arcade playing Street Fighter II - and he was SOOOO Cheap. He kept jumping with a roundhouse kick.. and throwing me. I couldn't counter it with a HaDooGen.. because i suck at that game.

Boring Day

The 29th was a pretty boring day. Went to school for 1 class.. met up with Pae at school and had lunch with him. Went to work from 3 to 12am.. 9 hours! bleh. Came home and hung around for a while.. and i should sleep now.

Comment Feature Up!

Cool - i was visiting other blog sites, and noticed that everyone had a comment feature on their blogs where ppl can comment on your entries. I jumped in the wagon and got one myself - so for my visitors - please feel welcome to use this feature whenever you wanna drop a line.

Tuesday, October 29, 2002

Speeding Ticket

What a interesting day today was.

1. I checked my credit card bill, and my cingular bill still comes out to $100 because they charged me for 2 months. The lady at customer service told me she would credit it back to my card - but maybe she meant credit it back to my account. Hm.. we'll have to see when i get my next bill i guess.

I woke up pretty late today, around 1 - and realized i had work at 2, not 2:30pm.. so i got ready and went. Worked a good 8 hours.. then i realized i had free movie rentals at blockbuster because they have this thing, where if a movie is a "Guarantee" - and they dont' have it, it's free. So last time Pae and I went to the store, they were out of "High Crimes", "Mr. Deeds", and "Insonmia" which are all Guarantee rentals. So we ended up getting free coupons for all 3 movies.

So i headed over to Torrance after work to get Pae and head over to Blockbuster. I'm doing 90mph on the freeway when i see red lights behind me. DOH! Freakin my V1 didnt' even go off - so obviously, the cop was hiding w/o his radar. This is our conversation:

"Hi Officer"
"Hello, i pulled you over cuz you were speeding"
"I was?"
"Do you know how fast you were going?"
"No idea"
"You were going 83 at a 65 zone"
"Whatever you say"
"Can i have your DL, Reg, Insurance.. etc."

Then he just wrote me up a ticket and told me to leave. Ok for one thing, this guy was a joke. He had no radar on me - so obviously he better have had his tachometer on his car calibrated. And he also thinks i was doing 83, and not 90. What an idiot. I mean.. lucky me.. but what an idiot.

So after he writes me up, and leave, and check the ticket for any errors. And not suprisingly - he put down, 2000 White Honda Accord. Err.. hahahah.. I drive a Prelude.
Knock on wood, i will go to court for this as i did for my last ticket. But it's located in Compton.. doh! Freakin big pimpin black ppl. Oh i don't know.. just when i thought things were going smoothly everyday with not much suprises to worry about, this happens. Shit happens when u least expect it... haha.. another great quote from me. (Excuse my language for those of you who are super sensitive).

I also watched "High Crimes" today at Pae's house, and it was a pretty good movie. I recommend it to ppl who like those Court movies.. or if you like the TV Show, "Law and Order" or NYPD Blue.. it's very similar with a nice twist.

I also took off my blog link from my AIM profile. I just realized how much gossip there would be available from ppl who read this. I hate gossip about me. And i write all this for myself - so the less ppl who read it the better. Actually let me rephrase that... the less big-mouth-gossip-lovers who read this the better.

Sunday, October 27, 2002

Bjunkyard Down

Oh yea.. i forgot - Bronx's Junkyard has been down for 3 days now - and Jet hasn't really gotten back to me about that. I'm sorta thinking if it was the right thing to get him involved since his so busy. And since i'm not friends with Marty (the owner of the server) i can't really do much from my end.

Then again, i dont' have the cash to be spending $$ every month for a host. I don't know..


I lost track of the date.. bleh.

Anyhow, i think Friday - i went to work at 7am.. and stayed there for 9 hours. Came home.. Pae came over and we drove to Santa monica so he could buy a front grill for his car. We then, hung out at 3rd street for a while and watched ppl dance and make fools of themselves. Around 10pm, we cruised over to my friend Humvee's house and chilled and Pae went home around 11:30pm. Me, James and Simon cruised by to Prive to just check it out - but it was dead, and we just got some Pho and came home. I was so tired - didn't realize it until the ride back home when i just fell dead in the car.

Saturday, i woke up pretty late - went to work at 3 to 9 and went to Tapioca with Pae but ended up heading to HQ for french fries and a pitcher. We headed to Blockbuster to rent High Crimes but i was out of stock. And that movie is a guarantee - so we got a coupon that let's us watch it for free. Then we tried to rent Mr. Deeds and that was also out of stock so we got another coupon for that. And finally, we tried to watch Insomnia which was also out.. hahaha.. so now we can watch all 3 movies for free. MUHAHA!

After we went home.

During work today, it was really hectic, because 4 ppl called in sick, 1 manager took off - so we had another manager from another store come in and she didn't know what she was doing. We always need someone greeting in Room 1, and another person at the Cash Rep, and another in the fitting rooms. That's 3 ppl who can't really roam around and help customers and do Shoe checks.. from 5pm to 9pm - we had 4 ppl working and 1 manager. So it was HORRIBLE. During my 15 min. break - i had 5 ppl stop me and ask for help, so initially i didn't even have a break during my shift because i take my work too seriously.
Like some ppl would be like, "i'm on my break, get someone else to help you".. but then - i feel as if it's kinda my store and i have responsibilities to make sure all customers are being satisfied. Bleh.. maybe i'm just too nice? haha. yea riiittee peter.

Pae told me a cool quote the other day.. When your in traffic in LA it's like you in a "River of Steel flowing down the stream."
Umm.. i kinda revised his quote - but it's the same thing.

Alrite.. it's 2am - i should go to bed.

Friday, October 25, 2002

Stuffed with Taco Bell

A pretty eventful day.. let me write up a summary, then go into detail.

1. Dropped off mom at my aunt's house at 9am
2. Went to school and studied for 2 hours before my midterm.
3. Took my midterm - and found out my second class was cancelled.
4. Met Pae at my house went to AutoZone and bought Oil stuff..
5. Did my laundry.
6. Went to his house and - changed oil - rotated tires - added coolant - added washer fluid - checked tire pressure.
7. We also changed Pae's oil.. and both cars took about 2.5 hours.
8. Went to Taco bell and stuffed ourselves with cheap meat.
9. Went to watch "The Transporter"

I think i did pretty well on my midterm - but i don't want to jinx myself here.. so let's say i did really bad on it.
Pae sorta ditched class today w/o knowing.. i hope that foo is doing well on his class - cuz if his not, his in big trouble.
Laundy was interesting, cuz it took like 3 hours today. After i put it in the dryer and came back 1 hour later, it was still wet - so i was thinking to myself that someone tampered with my clothes.. However nothing was missing.. so this girl that was doing her laundry tells me the top dryer doesn't dry (it was broken).. so bleh! I put it on the lower dryer and had to wait another hour.

Changing oil was pretty fun.. i baby my car so much, doing maintenance work on it is not a task - yet a will to make it happy. Sounds retarded huh? Well as the movie transporter said,

"A person who takes care of their car, takes good care of themselves."

We were really hungry after we finished so we headed up to Taco Bell and ordered the Grande Meal wich is a combination of 10 of the following: Taco, Soft Taco or Bean Burrito. We were SO full after it was crazy.
The movie transporter was okay.. i wouldn't buy it on DVD, but it was worth the time to watch it. no regrets at all.

My manager also called me during the day and changed my schedule a bit.. gotta go to work in 6 hours. I should sleep.

After driving home, and after i got on my street, i smelled some burning oil - i bet it's from the oil that dropped from the oil filter that i forgot to wipe down. I really doubt i over filled the oil pan since my car takes in 5.25 quarts and i only put in 5 quarts. Even if it is, it'll probably be okay after i VTEC it a few more miles. My car eats so much oil!

I also got this job offer for some company.. the pay is supposed to be great, and a secret sector of the Real Estate business that nobody knows about. I got this gig from a girl i work with at BR, apparently, the owner is looking for a young asian male who is willing to solicite around to the Asian community to gain business in that estate. I don't know about it though - i have so many doubts and fears. He expects me to be able to be fluent in korean and sell our business to other korean ppl, but i don't think my korean is THAT fluent. Considering i have no knowledge or expertise in this field - i'm a bit frustrated and don't know what the right path is. I keep thinking to myself - "You miss all the shots you don't take" .... "You have to open the door when it's knocking" ... etc.. yet will i really be able to pull this one off?
The pay factor also is caused by how much business you are able to get.. and the owner told me it might take 6 months before i see some real cash flow my way. However he said if i took care of my accounts, that i would be pretty well off in the next 3 years.
Well what about BR? Do i quit now and see how this new gig works out? What do i do??? I don't know.

Thursday, October 24, 2002


Nothing much happened today.. nor do i want to write so much like yesterday.

Dropped off my mom at my aunt's house early in the morning then went to work - then came home chilled, and went to pick up my mom. That sums it up.

Tuesday, October 22, 2002

Mom Visit

Mommy is here.. why do i feel so frustrated and angry right now? I don't know. Actually i do.. it's because i never like owing somebody something. Like even for credit cards, i pay all my bills in full because i don't like that interest crap. But then - my mom keeps asking me if i need anything, and i'm just so independent right now, that i just dont' want any help from her. If she does help me in any way, that'll just aggrevate me inside because i will feel like i ow her for what she's doing for me. I know it all sounds irrational, but please bare with me - i'm actually typing all this for myself right now because i feel like just running 2 miles.

She never took care of me when i was living at home anyways, ever since i started working and making my own money - i took care of myself. Bought my own car, bought my own things, - except for the fact that they paid for the rent. She's also not at the point where she should be helping anybody. I mean, my parents just bought a house - and so paying the mortguage must really suck for them right now. Considering that my father is already 54.. he will retire soon so they should be saving money. I mean - i'm sure she's asking me if i need help every 4 seconds to make herself feel better. And me just saying "No" every 6 seconds is just irritating me right now. I just can't say, "Yeah mom, i need like $500 bucks a month from you to survive".. and knowing their finanacial situation - how lousy and low will i feel everytime i receive the check on the mail? Screw that. I'm going to figure all of this out on my own. I have been a very independant person since high school.. so i don't need to change now. I tell other ppl it's okay to lean on someone when times are rough.. but for me - it's not as rough as it can be, so i'll be okay.

You know when your mind has so many thoughts, you can't really organize them and put them into words? It's kinda like that right now.. i just can't seem to express myself because there are so many different emotions mixed inside.

Also my To-Do list has grown so much.. i'll list them out here:

1. Change Credit Card billing address
2. Buy Oil Filters
3. Renew bjunkyard domain
4. Study for Midterm this Thursday
5. Schedule for Winter classes
6. Work tomorrow at 9:45am
7. FAFSA in January
8. Go see Counselor and talk about my GE Certification
9. WPE (Word Profeciency Exam) Take it soon..

I'm sure there are more, but i just can't seem to think about them right now.

I also forgot someone ows me some money. It's been so long i even forgot how much.. but it's in the G's.. My sister tells me ppl read this freakin blog so i shouldn't make it so obvious who it is because that way the word will eventually spread to that person, So i'm gonna keep this as annonymous. It's actually been like.. almost a year now? And i haven't seen any of that money yet.. i told my mom today about it - and she just looked at me blankly. Does that mean i should just forget about it and believe that i never lent that person anything? Or, if your going to lend money, don't expect it back kind of deal? It was either $3,000 or $4,000.. who knows. Life is too short to be worrying about the past, just in the future - i won't be so easy to chew money from.

Oh yes, that also reminds me - the reason i gave that person the money was because i was getting paid 50k/year at Excite@Home before i quit late 2001. I was living at home - and so all my checks were going straight to the bank. I had already paid off my car - so i had no expenses other than my phone bill. So, money wasn't a big problem for me at the time - and lending it didn't seem like a big deal. Now that i'm tight on cash it just opened a new window for me to look at.

On a better note, i read Pae's blog.. his actually updating it regularly now.. go Pae!. He talks about going to Korea and becoming an actor.. so uhh... Take me please.
Also wanted to let EVERYONE out there who have their own blogs.. to please use your ENTER key.. and divide your paragraphs. I sometimes get lost and read double lines. Thanks!

Monday, October 21, 2002

I Miss Pusha!

Hmm.. it's 5am.. and i've played CS for about 2-3 hours? dang. There was a guy who was kickin sum ass 200-50.. bleh - i wanted to keep playing just to kill him and make him look bad.
Not sure if he was cheating - but he had sum lucky aim - cuz when i saw him playing, he would shoot behind someone and still get a headshot. Oh well.. i suck anyways.

I realized today that i can't write too much of my personal thoughts and feelings here anymore. Doh! Why? Because there are WAY too many ppl who visit my blog now.. hmm - maybe i should get rid of the link on my profile. It's interesting to say that if you go on Yahoo! and search for "Peter Park" - this blog comes out. There are a few other keywords that ppl search and end up here. weird..

Yesterday, i just woke up - went to work - came home - ate dinner - went to tapioca with pae and mike - came home - played computer games.

Now i'm getting sleepy so i should go to sleep. I'm thinking about driving up to North Cal beginning of November to pick up my Printer and a few other things.. as well as seeing my family and PUSHA! I miss my doggy so much.. she's the cutest thing ever. I also keep forgetting to take pictures with my digi cam.. bleh.

My mom is coming tomorrow 22nd.. i'm kinda excited and not.. cuz i have a feeling she's just going to ramble and rant and nag about my life. I came down here to avoid all that bs.
I've been budgetting myself lately using Yahoo Finance, and it seems to be working a bit - at least i'm not spending more than i make for now. Maybe it's cuz i haven't gone drinking for about 2 weeks now.. or.. who knows.

Sunday, October 20, 2002

So Tired..

i am soooooo tired.. it's 4am and still awake. Why am i awake?.. bleh.. well i just got home so maybe that's why. Thank goodness i have work at 2:30pm.. any earlier would be hell.

Saturday, October 19, 2002

Go-T is not for you

I shaved.. the go-T wasn't working for me too well.. i prefer lil stubs i guess.

Yesterday, i worked 9 hours, then headed over to LA to see my uncle and auntie who cooked sum "ban chan" for me to eat at home. We talked for a while, and i headed over the UCLA to visit Cz. We hung out for a while, and she kicked my ass in pool. And now.. she wants to embarrass me in Tennis! ouch. -_-;
I came home pretty late - and just crashed cuz i was tired.

I went to work today at 10am - came back around 4pm.. i was supposed to work until 7, but they sent me home early because it was a little slow at the mall today.
I have nothing to do now.. but do you ever get that feeling, when u think u have to do something - but u just don't know what it is?.. i have that gut feeling right now - and i'm sure i'll be upset when i figure out what it is, and it's too late to do anything about it.

Friday, October 18, 2002

Dinner and Karaoke

A very exciting day it was..

Oct 17th that is. Woke up very early.. then snoozed around on my bed for a bit and as i was getting up to start studying for my exam, cz called me and told me to wake up. How sweet of her.. never had a morning call b4. After making some breakfast - and washing up, went to school and found a plenty of parking for the second time in a row. w00t! Went to my first class 5 min. late - but i'm glad i went instead of ditchign and studying for my second class because my teacher took attendance today.

Since there was a debate speech going on - i was able to just study inside the classroom anyways. I went to my second class and did pretty well on my exam.. hmm.. maybe i shouldn't say this because whenever i tell myself i did well on a test, i end up doing really bad. Bleh.. my superstitions are killin me softly.

After class, i was walking to my car, and i realize that i have a Voice mail from Pae.. his class was cancelled because his teacher is getting some kind of surgery on his foot. So he was chillin at the library waiting for me. We met up, played some Street Fighter II, and headed to my house after. Oh yea.. before i went home, i met Zeroifex from Bronx's Junkyard. I was wearing my bjunkie hat today - so i think that gave it away, but he just happen to recognize me. His a pretty coo guy.. we didn't talk much cuz it was a lil awckward, but he gave me some free movie passes cuz apparently he works at the theathers. What a nice guy!

So after we came back to my house, Pae and I chilled for a few hours until we headed to Monterey Park to meet up Christina to have dinner. This was our long trip.

1. We drive up there
2. Chrisitna is in Beverly Hills shopping with a friend
3. Pae and I drive around for an hour waiting for Christina because we had nothing else better to do
4. Christina calls back, and she's stuck in traffic - and her friend (who drove) has a dentist appointment so she's gonna get dropped off at CSULA
5. Cz calls me and tells me she wants to go - and ditch the japanese hip hop thingimagigy.
6. We pick up Christina
7. We go to UCLA and pick up Cz
8. We go to Olive Garden and ate some great pasta. I'm still quite full right now.. ugh.
9. We went to Ktown LA to kareoke
10. Went back to UCLA to drop off Cz
11. Went back to CSULA to drop off Christina
12. Came back to my house.. woo

Lots of driving today, and we got lost a few times and had to make round trips. We also were almost out of gas which was a close call. Thanks to Pae for driving all day.. i know it was probably tiresome. He also paid for dinner which was really nice of him - and i paid for kareoke. I can't think of anything else right now.

My mom is coming on the 22nd to the 24th. She just had to pick those dates, cuz i have to go to school during the time that she arrives and departs. perfect.. bleh.

I'm eating Oh's and a Pepsi.. yum. Cz introduced me to "Quakers Honey Gram Oh's Cereal" .. and it's quite good. Thanks Cz!

Thursday, October 17, 2002

Phone Call Rules

I got my Cell Phone bill today, and it was $100US dollars.. wt. They charged me for last month, and next month's bill in the same bill.. uh.. idiots. I dunno if i should even call them - cuz the customer reps are just SO dumb. If they charge me again for this current month on the next billing cycle.. i'm gonna go nuts on them and cuss them out.

After the previous blog, i went to Tapioca Express with Pae and went to PC bang after and played a few rounds of VG's. I came back home and Cz called me - we talked for a bit, and apparently, she was sitting in the hall way where everybody in the dorms were walking passed her. So one minute she talks to me - and the next minute she talking to someone walking by. It got a bit annoying after a while - dunno if i'm being irrational, but isn't it kinda rude? You call someone to talk to that one person.. not with the rest of your roommates. Bleh, whatevers - i just got off the phone and let her talk to her friends. I stopped playing CS to talk to her too!.. ick.

Judy got a blog now.. what was the link?.. arrg.. i forgot.

Justin is going to give me his webcam - i was originally going to buy it, but he says he doesn't even use it. He said i could come pick it up when i visit nor. cal again.
Anything else interesting today?.. hmm... lemme see.. oh yea.. i tried cooking something new today. Spam in little squares + scrambled eggs.. it was good!.. except the rice was a day old, so it was really crunchy!

Wednesday, October 16, 2002

Kristen Kreuk is Hot!

Yesterday the 15th.. i woke up really early to write up a speech for class.
Went to School and found plenty of parking which was nice.
Then went to the computer lab to print the speech and found a REALLY LONG line of ppl who were trying to get a computer too.
It took about 25 minutes to just print out my document - and so i was late to class.

As soon as i got into class, i was up to give the speech, so i had no time to prepare... oh well, i did fine so it was all good.
After class, i had to go to work - and finished around 10:30pm.

Then i went to Pae's house to watch Smallville that he recorded for me.. woohoo Kriten Kreuk!
Came home, and went to bed.

Now, i'm just chillin at home, woke up pretty late. Simon came over with his mom today - to check out my crib; cuz his looking to move out right now. Well, Pae started to upload pics to his blog.. so i'm gonna copy him and put up some pics of my own. But the pics are gone.. eaten up by the intraweb.

Monday, October 14, 2002

OB House means Chicken + Beer

Oct. 13th - a pretty slow day.. nothing happened much other than getting to work really late. I just couldn't wake up today.. i guess there is a first for everything.

There is currently a competition at work where our BR regional stores need to process as many BRC's as possible - and the region that wins get a really nice BR watch. I sorta want to win for the watch.. so i'm gonna work hard the next week until the competition ends.

Got back home a lil late.. so Pae and I went to eat at OB house. Got some spicy wings which was pretty good. His over my house right now sleeping over - cuz his grandpa is sleeping in his room.

Saturday, October 12, 2002

UCLA Party

Yesterday - Oct 11th, i woke up pretty late.. then went up to LA, to meet up CZ and we hit up a Chinese American Party for UCLA students at Radisson Hotel. It was really cool - and i had a great time. Cz was very outgoing - so there wasn't any awkwardness to that night. Thanks for inviting me again Cz. That's about all I did yesterday..

Today, i got up at 8am and went to work, got back home around 8pm. Just kickin it at home for now.

Friday, October 11, 2002

CZ @ Santa Monica

Today was a good day for me. I went to school really late - missed my first class.. bleh oh well. Didn't have anything scheduled other than a group meeting anyways. Went to my second class hella late because i had to do some hw before i went in. The professor was reluctant to make me tardy instead of abscent.. so i nagged him for a while until he finally changed his mind. After, i met up with Pae and a few of his friends, and we chilled for a bit, and ate some really funky chinese fast food. NEVER go to China Express next to 7/11 next to CSULB. Yuck.

We came to my house after - and chilled for a bit, and headed up to UCLA to meet up with my friend Cz.. it took 30 minutes to get there, and another hour to find the correct dorm. We went to 3rd street in SM, and watched some street shows.. hung out and had a good time and came home.

Tired... i should sleep.

Wednesday, October 09, 2002

Shut up Peter

Note to self: Remember to keep your big mouth shut - or look around you before saying something.

I was at work today - and my co-worker was telling me:

"Oh you like one of those small, petite asian girls who have high pitched voices and are really skinny huh?"

Seeing as how she was tall - a lil chubby.. i didn't wanna offend her so i told her:

"Nah, they just have to have a really cute face, and not be Obese."

Then as I looked behind her.. i saw my manager Martha who's pretty fat. I was like OH SHIT.. damn it!.. My other co-workers say she probably didn't hear it.. yet i have this gut feeling she did. I feel so awful right now.. cuz the last thing i wanna do is offend someone for being over-weight. Also, she's the schedule manager, so she's in charge for giving everyone hours for the week. In any case, if i get 5 hours of work next week - i will know why. DoH!.. God save me.

I went to work today at 7am.. after getting only 3 hours of sleep. Bleh.. i was so tired. I actually went to my car and slept for 30 minutes in the sun. I was supposed to get off at 4pm, but my manager told me to go home early because it was so slow today. Arg... now i'm home.

Bjunkyard Decal

Oh it's 12:51am.. i should sleep cuz i have work in 6 hours. Doh!.. but i'm so full right now, cuz Pae cooked me some Ramen at his house.. doh!

Anyways, i woke up to go to school today - came back home, did my laundry - Pae came over - we went to a decal shop and i got a decal on my car now.

Tuesday, October 08, 2002

Judging HS Debate

Technically i'm posting this on Oct. 7th.. cuz i haven't gone to bed yet.. but i'm sure it'll be posted as Oct 8th. Oh well.

Oct 6th, i woke up at 7am and had to go to school to judge a High School speech and debate tournament. Man it brought back memories from my HS days of going to speech tournaments at Universities. I went to UCB once to do policy team debate.. it was a interesting experience. I always hated those super smart kids with 5 boxes full of evidence for each case - and i saw a bunch of those type of kids that day.
Funny how i used to kiss ass to the judges.. and now i had the ass that was being kissed. It's been a while since i've judged or participated in these events, so during my first Licoln Douglas debate - i kinda screwed up a little and didn't know what i was doing. But it got better as the day went by.

After - I had to study with my Lab partner for a class - then went home and met up with Pae. We watched the 49ers kick some St. Louis ass.. and i fell asleep. When i woke up - Pae was gone and 2 hours had gone by. We later met up at Tapioca Express and had some Boba before we went back home.

Oct 7th, i had to go to work at 5am - to do roll outs cuz BR was getting new shipment of clothes. So i only got 2 hours of sleep - and amazingly i woke up in time to go to work. Two things happened at work.

1. The new clothes are awesome - we got some new cargo and regular cotton dress pants that look really good. But it's $98.. even with my discount it'll be a hefty price to pay. I might hold off on those until i figure out my budget for this month.
2. I totally screwed up at the registers today .. i guess i was too tired to think straight. I got yelled at by my manager mildly.. nothing too bad - but i should sharpen up.

After work - i came home and watched the tube for a while.. then went to tapioca again and met up with Pae and a few of his friends.

Saturday, October 05, 2002

When it Rains.. It Pours

Dang, i feel like shit. Did i mention when it rains it pours?.. There isn't much sprinkling in my life right now. Oh well .. most of it i can deal with it.. but it's just little annoyances that you have to deal with.

I'm also sick right now.. i "think"i have a fever, but i have no one to touch my forehead to tell me. I do have a mild cough and running nose. I dunno, but i've heard a lot of other ppl have been getting the same symptoms.. so it might be a flu virus or something. I'm usually healthy and rarely get sick - but i guess all the time i've spent working and studying paid off. BLAH. I am sweating right now.. and it's 60 degrees in my room. does that mean anything? What's it called.. dry sweat? I guess i'm really sick - i was in denial for the past 2 days. The lack of sleep most likely gave the virus a winning punch by beating my quick healing effects.

Not much done tonite.. last nite i went to James' house and chilled by playing xbox "Halo".. then tonite, i had to go to school and judge a few rounds of speech&debate. Saw a bunch of high school kids.. it was weird. I am like 5 inches taller than most of those kids. I also saw all those kids with boxes and boxes of evidence which brought back memories from my trip to UC Berkeley for their Invitational Debate tournament when i was in High School.

I'm home now.. too lazy to cook rice, so i just ordered a pizza. It should be here soon..

Thursday, October 03, 2002

I Suck at Multiple Choice Exams

Haven't posted in a while, nor have i updated bjunkie aswell. Anyways, been a little busy lately with school and work. I had my first exam last tuesday and i was suprised to see just 100 true or false questions. I'm glad it was T/F but at the same time, i'm the worst person to take a multiple choice exam cuz i simply just suck at them. I won't say anything else about that ..

It's been really good at work these days because we've been surpassing our goal everyday. I'm in the computer lab at school right now trying to eat some time because my first class ended an hour early today. I was playing SFII at the arcade in the Student Union.. and for some reason, i can never beat Blanka!.. damn that Brazilian monster.

Can't remember much of what i did these past days because i'm so overwhelmed right now. But i can remember yesterday..

I woke up around 2pm, and went to Torrance to eat lunch with Pae.. that was a nice 25 minute drive. I had the sourdough jack with 2 tacos.. and i thought my stomach was going to explode. Pae also had a bacon bacon burger with 2 tacos.. and suprisingly he finished it! wowa.. his appetite is catching up to me. Afterwards, i had to go to work.. then i went to my aunties house to find a few things ready for me.
Now i can cook curry.. dumplings.. and spam! woohoo. They are so nice to me.

Anyways.. i gotta do my dishes.. doh! they have been sitting there for 2 days now.

Oh yeah.. today was a good day in the morning because right as i was driving towards my class - someone just happen to be backing out. So for the first time here at CSULB i got a good parking spot! woohoo. That's about it.. i have to go to class now - and then off to work until 7. Might head up to LA today .. not sure.

Saturday, September 28, 2002

Kpop Rules!

Very long day today.

Woke up around 2pm - went to get my car so i could drive it up next to my studio. Then took the next 2 hours applying touch up paint to my hood, cuz my dumbass opened the hood while the wipers were up and got 2 nice scratches on the upper edge of it. It looks better now.. but u can still notice it. Oh well.. i have enough scratches on my car that this shouldn't bother me too much.

Next i went to work.. worked for 9 hours.. technically 8 cuz i have a 1 hour lunch.
When all the customers left, and we were folding down the store, i busted out my korean pop CD.. and made everyone else listen to it. The coo thing about it was - for me time went by A LOT faster, cuz i was enjoying the music. However, all my co-workers listen to alternative music.. so it was a bummer for them. They liked the beat - but it wasn't "all that". Oh well - i'm gonna keep bringing my CD, cuz i've had to listen to their alternative crap music for the longest time.

After work - i went drinking with Pae and Judy to O-Doji.. it was a pretty coo scene, and now i'm back home.

OH yeah.. i went to the korean market today, and bought a box of Jha Pah Geti, and Shin Ramyun.. woohoo.. i was getting tired of just rice and eggs.

Thursday, September 26, 2002

Car Boo Boo

What a shitty day today.

1. I wake up late to school..
2. I drive half asleep - and run up the driveway in the school parking lot, and bottom out my car and hit my tow hook.
3. I was late for my second class, and the dumb attendance person marked me late. (i was only late 4 minutes) that bitch.
4. I wash my car, but accidentally open my hood while the wipers were up - and got a nice lil scratch on the edge of the upper hood
5. I realized i got gum stuck on my shoe.

bleh.. then i had to go to work - was late to work aswell.. and now i'm home.

Wednesday, September 25, 2002

Old People Should Not Drive

A rather slow day today. Woke up very late.. around 2pm, and went to school to finish a project.
While driving to school - at the exit at Palo Verde, there was a lane that merges - and i was in the merge lane. Anyways, i'm minding my own business and going straight when this grandma in her huge buik started to get into my lane.. i literraly saw her driving with her 20" sunglasses and her breasts pressed against her steering wheel. I'm pretty sure she didn't even see me.. nor did she care, and after i busted into 2nd gear and took off - she probably didn't even know what she did wrong.

I swear, ppl who are that old SHOULD NOT be able to drive. It's just wrong and dangerous for the rest of us.

I went to school - finished the project, went to Taco Bell came home.. and that's about it.
I finished my Library research assignment i was supposed to do yesterday - and e-mailed it to my teacher. Hopefully he won't mind too much.

Tuesday, September 24, 2002


A rather interesting day today.

Went to school late - and found no parking as usual. Is it just me.. or whenever you wait on the side for a parking spot, and u find someone walking towards their car, another car always seems to just come straight into the parking lot and take your spot. After waiting for 15 minutes for parking, a car just came into the parking lot and went straight for the spot i was waiting for... how rude!

I almost fell asleep in my class again - my profesors mono tone voice always seem to bore me to sleep.

I went to work on time today - and was greeted by my manager with:

"We have a problem, you know how many hours you worked last week?"
"You worked 42 hours!"
"Oh really? I didn't know"
"Well.. your not supposed to work over 32 hours, so since you worked more than 40, we had to pay you 2 hours overtime"
"Ok, i'll try and not let that happen again"

Doh!.. i sorta knew i was having too many hours last week - but thought it was 38 hours and not 42. I was originally only scheduled for 15 hours, so i took other ppl's shifts to make up for the hours worked. Apparently i took a few too many hours. Oh well.. can't bring back time - i just hope this doesn't have any affect on my job status.
I just got back home - and we did very well today. 9 BRC's and $1k over our projected goal for the day.

Monday, September 23, 2002


Woke up around 2pm, did my laundry - cooked some food.. and slept some more.
I was supposed to go play b-ball with Simon, but fell asleep. I called up Simon later tonite, and found that he was sleeping too.. haha how ironic.

Went to Tapioca Express after - and just came home. Very un-eventful day.

Tuxedo comes out this friday.. pretty excited about that.

Movie Review: Cont de Monte Cristo

Woke up at 2pm, cooked some pasta - went to work - went to aunts house and watched Count Mont de Cristo - came home.

It was a pretty interesting day at work because time went by so fast. We had mark downs today - which means everything on sale, went even more on sale. Pants that were $69 bucks that went on sale for $39 bucks were now at $19.99... and so people were coming left and right to shop at our store.
I was at the register most of the day - and the shopping line never decreased more than 5 people waiting. I am considered the Chino man at my work now. There are people who are in charge of jewelry, accessories, shoes, and other things. And I was honored to become the Chino master.. which gives me a bit more leverage on other associates. This came all about - after i showed everyone how to fold the Chino's in a way that they dont look crooked or uneven, the manager liked it so much - he put me in charge of them. Awesome.

It's funny at work these days.. when i get pretty bored, i have fun with the customers. Sometimes, they come in with a giftcard asking how much the balance on it is. And i tell them:

"There is a negative $60 balance on this card.. would you like to pay for the balance now?"

.. and then they give me the most puzzled look in their face - since gift cards can't have negative money - cuz you can only use it until it runs out of money. And of course, i quickly tell them it's a joke before they start crying. But it's pretty fun at work sometimes.

I met up with Simon and my cousins at Hollywood video after work.. and rented Count MOnt de Cristo.. and it was not a bad movie. Lots of twists and action it in, but it seemed like a remake of another movie i watched before - because i could literally foretell what was going to happen after every scene.
My Aunt gave me a basket of eggs.. now i can have eggs with my rice. That's it folks..

Sunday, September 22, 2002

Drinking = Tardiness

Boy what a long day today was..

I had to go to work at 9:45am.. but after the drinking fest the night before - I just couldn't wake up in time. So i ended up just going to work 10 minutes late, and get bitched at by my boss. She goes,

"You know your late right?"
"Don't do it again"

Geez.. it was only 10 minutes. In all fairness, traffic, family, friends, whatever the reason, 10 minutes should be excusable. Anyways, later in the day, she calls me a chatter box and tells me to stop talking with co-workers and get more work done. What kind of a job doesn't let you talk with your co-workers? What kind of a boring job that would be..
I also messed up today - cuz the line at the cash register was pretty long, and while doing everything in a hurry - I accidentally gave someone 2 free shirts. I forgot the scan them - yet i remembered to take out the sensors.. DOH!.. I just hope that guy realizes it and doesn't do something stupid.. like trying to return those items with his receipt. Then i would be screwed [knock on wood].

After work - Pae came over my house and we chilled for a bit, until we went to watch XxX.. the movie was pretty good - a lot of action. But they made the movie a lil too cartoony.. there were some excellent stunts.. but a lot of computer art work aswell.
Now i'm home.. played CS for a bit, was 164-62.. not bad. Now i should sleep.

Saturday, September 21, 2002

Independent Guy

I've been tracking the traffic to my blog.. and it's pretty dead. Today 1 person visited.. and i bet it was probably me when i was checking to read my own shit - and see if i had any typo's. Anyways, i guess it's not relavent since i do all this typing for myself. Writing everything down on this blog seems to let a lot of things out my system. Maybe that's why people have diaries.. i never knew why my sister wrote on a diary before when she was younger. I remember she got an award for her essay cuz she wrote about her diary. I also remember when i went into her room, and stole her diary to read.. i'm pretty sure all younger brothers do that to their sisters. I found a lot of interesting things about my sister after reading her diary.. man she's.. different. She did things i would have never imagined. Hmm.. let's stop right there before i tell any more details.

I have a very short term memory, so whenever something happens one day.. i usually can't remember it unless it was very important. I know people who will just blabber about how their day was for hours.. but i just can't seem to do that. Maybe it's cuz i take life so un-seriously. When something happens.. i usually figure "oh cool".. then just forget about it. Why clutter my mind with useless junk when i can be thinking about my hw? hahahah.

Anyways, it has been pretty slow lately. Pae has gotten a lot better these days.. his smiling again - and just chillin like it used to be before. He got his car back.. so i'm sure that had something to do with it. His windows kinda broke on him - so he had to go to the dealership to fix that. I tell you, that car dealerships are the most evil people in the world. They lie so freakin much.. or they are just too dumb to even realize it. I haven't had too much time lately, cuz i work so damn much, or i'm usually out with friends and end up coming home so late. I don't know how time flies so freakin fast. I am very irregularly on my computer these days... kinda suprising since i used to be on 24/7.

I've worked about 30 hours so far.. and after tomorrow it'll be around 38 hours or so.. all in just one week. This week was really tiring for me.. so much work. But i'm kinda in the need of it at this point - so no matter.
Dang.. i have a 9 hour day tomorrow at work. Kinda not looking foward to it. But my friends and i planned to watch Tuxedo at night so that won't be too bad.

Today - i went to HQ with Pae and Judy and had a lot of food.. and i'm about to explode right now. We also had lots to drink.. but i guess i ate too much cuz i can't feel any of the alcohol. Judy was so nice - that she paid for everything.. she says she makes a G every 2 weeks.. so i didn't feel too bad. I guess we'll just have to treat her out next time.

I realized lately, that i'm a pretty independent guy. I enjoy being by myself.. the time of peer loneliness doesn't bother me at all. It gives me the freedom to think by myself and relax w/o worrying about other people. I guess in a way, this is a good thing - but in other ways, i don't cling onto girls or desperately need someone to hold onto which girls would probably like. A funny line i heard the other day was,

"i'm not an attention freak"

haha..and the person who said it was a girl. Not saying that girls in general are attention freaks.. ... ... actually.. that's what i'm saying. Girls love attention. I haven't met a single girl who doesn't like attention. Actually guys like attention too.. but girls like it more. whatevers.. it was just ironic.

I should be sleeping.. i work at 9am tomorrow. Dang it!
What else did i do this week.. hmm.. i cant remember. I should update this blog more regularly.. cuz i can't remember jack shit.

Tuesday, September 17, 2002

Speakers are Artists!

Today was a pretty good day..
Woke up around 9:45am.. got to school at 10:20am, to find no parking once again.. and had to drive around for 30 minutes until i found something. Went to my first class to watch a dumb debate video in which i fell asleep.. then had to write notes during my second class. I swear, that teacher is SO INTO his own subject it's scary.

"These people are not speakers, they are Artists" ggrrr..

After class, Pae called me and he was at my house. I went over after signing up for a dumb speech and debate tournament that is required to pass my Comm131 class.
When i got home, everything was chill.. we didn't even bring up anything about Sunday night and acted normally which was coo. We talked about it a lil later, and he seems to have calmed down.

Around 6pm, Nancy came over and I cooked Pasta.. and we watched TV for a while.
Pae also bought a GameCube and left it at my house.. i guess i'll have something to do when i'm bored now. Thanks Pae!
Nancy also bought me a few house warming gifts, including pillows which i was in need of, shoe rack and a few other things. Thanks Nancy!

I have work at 10am tomorrow.. i should sleep.

Monday, September 16, 2002

Working at Banana Republic

Today was a lil interesting..

I had to work at 7am.. but after what happened last night, i wasn't able to sleep until 3am.. and had set the alarm to 6am.
When i opened my eyes.. it was 8:45am.. hmm.. what happened to the alarm? I guess i slept over it while it kept ringing.. i seriously did not hear it. So after getting to work 2 hours late - i'm sure the managers wrote me up for being late again.. (this is my 3rd time i've been late this week). I didn't have a good excuse - so i just told them i couldn't get up.
However, the managers weren't too upset because we passed our Secret Shopper test this month. Secret shopper is when a BR Corporate employee comes to our store and shops secretly while checking out all the expects of our store.

How the clothes are folded..
Fitting room customer service
Cashiers friendliness
And a few other things.. Our store didn't pass last month.. so we were pretty desperate to pass this month. So thankfully my managers had something to keep their minds off me.. so i didn't get yelled at too much. Time went by pretty fast today.. worked 7 hours and was busy doing a lot of things.

I'ts 7:20 right now.. i called Pae an hour ago, but i think his phone was off - there was no ring. I wanted to go eat some dinner with him and chill. I guess we can do that tomorrow.

Simon called me just now - and wants to go work out.. i guess that's where i'm going now.. write more when i get back.

First Argument

First time for everything..

Where to begin..

Most people know that my best friend is Pae here in LA.. we've been the closest of friends since 8th grade. I have so much to say - yet everything is jumbled up in my mind that it's hard to organize everything. I feel however, that since this is my personal diary and close to nobody comes to this site - i should write my thoughts here to log how i felt during 9/15/02.

Well to first start out.. i just have this weird gut feeling right now that's been bothering for the past few hours. I feel as if i'm going to explode if i don't say anything or write about it at least - to get it off my chest. This was the first time Pae and I got into an intense argument.. mostly because of misunderstading and miscommunication. We haven't been able to talk much about anything lately - partly because of my job, partly because of Pae's not wanting to talk about it, and partly because of the guests who came over my house.

Apparently, there has been a lot of things that has been bothering Pae these past few days, but i didn't know what they were because he wouldn't tell me. Our argument happened after i came back home with Nancy after buying some sodas to go with our pizza tonite. I noticed Elis was leaving the house all ready to go home - and Pae was putting his backpack on to leave aswell. This put me in a frustrating position because I wasn't sure if it was something i did, that was making them leave w/o even having a slice of pizza with Nancy and I or having a drink. Also with the long day i had at work - i wasn't in the clearest mind format which caused me to raise my voice and ask why they were leaving. I had never raised my voice in front of my friends before in the tone that i said it in.. and so all 3 of them were sorta suprised.. I quickly regretted doing it though after i thought about it for a second. So after pulling myself together, i asked more politely what was going on, and why they wanted to leave. After getting no decent answer, Pae got upset and took off outside wanting to go home, while Nancy chased after him to cool him down.

Elis and I talked inside the house for a bit about what happened.. and i soon followed by going outside to apologize. I really expected the conversation with pae to be:

"Yo dude, sorry for raising my voice, let's talk this out. What's bothering you? Make me understand" - me
"It's coo dude, don't worry about it. It's not a big deal - i'm just leaving cuz i gotta do homework" - pae
"I have been upset lately cuz i've had these things on my mind... ... ... " - pae

or something within those lines.. but all i got was:

"I don't wanna talk about it right now" - pae

After about 30 minutes of trying to convince him to come back inside and talk about it .. i figured it would be better to let him go home and cool off. We talked on AIM a few minutes ago - and straighted a lot of things out.. but i figure we'll settle back when we chill together tomorrow or something.
I'm still not 100% certain of everything that has been bothering Pae - because he hasn't been very specific nor has he talked about each thing in detail to me nor has he told me how all of those things are bothering him. But i know there are more things that are bothering him. The thing that gets me the most, is that i think he got the feeling i didn't appreciate the things he does for me.. or that i got used to him taking care of me that i don't thank him anymore. But seriously, i am grateful, thankful, and awed of his dedication towards our friendship. I know i would probably be struggling more in LA if it wasn't for him.. i probably dont' show that as much as i would like - but i always thought he would never second guess my feelings for that sort of thing.

But who am i to say what he should or should not do.. were all imperfect humans who make mistakes, such as me raising my voice today, ..

I also dislike it when people break up the mood for their own personal reasons. Like if you go out with a bunch of friends, and you have a grumpy face all day and stay quiet in the corner by yourself and not interact because of your personal problems. I'm the type of person that tries not to break up the mood for my own personal reasons.. why make other people miserable worrying about me, when by me just changing my attitude for that day - i could let everyone have a good time while making myself presentable to everyone.

Getting pissed easily also sucks. My mom used to call me a girl cuz i got pissed easily when i was little - ever since i try to keep most of my anger inside, and eat my pride. Either apologize first, or try to calm down the circumstances to get along. Isn't that how the world goes round?

Im pretty sure that this shouldn't impact our relationship.. friends do get into arguments and have disputes.. but it was weird doing it for the first time. I guess we lived our lives differen't for quite some time during the past 6 year while we were living so far apart that probably sparked it after hanging out closely again. I know this story one pretty one sided, but i'm just expressing what i felt yesterday..

Yong and Elis Visit

On thursday, Yong and Elis came over to visit Pae and I. Yong came down to visit on his way to UCSD.. and Elis just came over to visit us and Cindy Hyun from Cuperino Jr. High. I was at work most of the time when they came down which was pretty upsetting.. but at this point at work - that is what i have to do. I have been getting less than 10 hours of work every week, and so i have been complaining about it. So this week - the managers kept offering me hours to make up for it.. and if i rejected the offers what do you think would have happened?

"Dang, he complained about hours, yet he rejects our offers"... that is the last thing i needed right now. So while i worked that night until 10pm, they kicked it at Gogo Juice and at my place until i got home. We then, left to HQ's where we ordered some food and beer. Pae left a bit early because he had to go home before 12. We soon followed by leaving 30 minutes later.

The next day, which was a friday - i didn't have to work, so we chilled at my house until 2pm cuz the weather was really hot. Around 3pm, we went over to CSULB and showed my friends the campus, and later went to the beach in Redondo Beach. I called Nancy over, and we went to Semiro Gumi to eat Japanese sty-o ramen. We then went back to my crib and watched movies and TV.. until Simon called me up and we hit LA for a night in KTown. We got home pretty late, and everyone just went to bed.

On Saturday, i had to go to work around 11am - and Pae came over to take Elis and Yong out for the day. They went to the beach - and hung out all day having fun. I soon met up with them around 8pm, and we went to NEXT in Torrance with a few other friends. We got back home around 2am and didn't go to sleep for another few hours.

Sunday came, and i had to go to work at 8am - doh! - and had to work for another 6 hours. Yong went home around 11:30am to UCSD and I met up with everyone after work at my house. We ordered some pizza, and Elis went home soon after. Pae also went home because of homework. Nancy also left due to her curfew at 10:00pm.

Now i'm writing this blog and i should be sleeping because i have work at 7am. arg.. i thought 8am was early. Dang it! Haven't been able to update the blog or do much of anything productive the past 4 days because i had guests at my house all day.

Thursday, September 12, 2002

Why am I always Late?

It's been a slow day so far, i swear i set the alarm clock at 9am.. but somehow woke up at 9:45am. Hmm.. i must be sleep walking or something.
I got to school around 10:15am, and thankfully there was a few parking spots left. My first class was a total bore, the teacher was blabbering about the Terrorists and the 911 incident for a whole hour. I think i fell asleep when he started talking about Iraq and Saddam Hussein.. the bad part was that i was sitting in the front row. Couldn't help it though - because i was freakin tired from sleepin at 3am trying to get Bronx's Junkyard back in business.

Nothing much else going on.. i have to work at 5pm, and maybe go to the market to buy some more ramen, and get a haircut?
Yong and Elis are coming over today from North Cal.. i'm a little worried of how good of a host i can be for 2 people. Showing them around will also be tough since i just moved here too. Who knows...

Wednesday, September 11, 2002

I have Internet! I can cook Rice!

Holy Gigazoids! I got my DSL! Finally.. after almost 3 weeks it's here! I cant describe the emotion i'm feeling right now.. i'm excited yet have this empty feeling in my gut. I waited so long for internet that it got me very anxious, but after i got online, realized there was nothing to do. hmm.. how weird. Maybe this feeling will change soon..

Last night wasn't very productive, went to jib heh with my auntie, came back home around 10:30pm. Pae was supposed to call me back - but he never did.. i wonder what happened to that boy. So i just watched Harry Potter.. interesting movie to say the least. Now i understand why so many people went out to buy the book after watching the movie. The film was pretty good.. i enjoyed it.

Kate and Leopold was another interesting movie.. maybe because i always have dreams of time travel. There were many parts which i would have directed differently.. but overall it was an okay romantic/comedy movie.. it won't be a waste of money.

It's 9:30am.. the UPS guy came at freakin 8:30am.. the little paper told me he would come around 10am. Now i'm wide awake.. damn it.
My sister was supposed to send me my bank checks.. but she forgot.. hopefully she sent them recently.. i'm running low and need to pay my bills.

OOhh yeah.. i cooked rice for the first time yesterday.. and damn i can cook RICE! It was sooo good that i didn't need any Ban Chan.. i just at the rice! I also beat Return to Castle Wolfenstein for the second time yesterday because i was so bored. And also played starcraft against 7 computers on big game hunters.
I need a haircut.. but don't know any decent hair stylists around here. I guess i'll wait.

Tuesday, September 10, 2002

Is Internet Worth it?

I used to think that internet was a huge part of my life.. and yet during the past month that i didn't have a constant internet connection i dealt with it and life went on. I did have urges to check e-mail and what not - but i realized that there wasn't much that i did when i was online other than checking e-mail and doing useless things.

So the question comes to mind, is $50/month worth going on the internet? Maybe my mind will change once i get my DSL, but i actually don't even miss chatting online anymore. Maybe because i have a real life to worry about and not hide behind a computer screen.

I'm at the PC Lab at school at the moment, and it's pretty coo here, comfortable chair - fast computer - fast connection - and the whole building is air conditioned. I'm sure i'll be hanging around here more often.

What did i do yesterday.. hmm.. i did my laundry all by myself for the first time - and i'm proud to say that i didn't do a bad job. The clothes came out in one piece so i'm pretty proud of myself.
I paid my phone bill, and called Cingular to change my phone number. They also charged me $20 for a phone upgrade. The sucky thing about that is, i lost my phone, so the guy at the store told me i could get a new free phone if I signed a 2 year contract with them again (my old contract was over).. so i'm like.. okay. So i thought taht was the end of everything, but Noooo.. cingular has to charge me $20 bucks for upgrading my phone!.. Can we all say SCAM! RIP OFF! FALSE ADVERTIZEMENT! LYING TO THE CUSTOMER! I should have that guy at the Cingular store fired.. what an asshole. Trying to get his commission by lying to me. The only thing the lady on the phoen could say was, "i'm sorry sir".. i'm like.. i know it's not your fault, but your company are a bunch of pricks.

After all that - i had to go to work and came back around 10pm. Called Pae, met him and Christina at Go go juice and talked for an hour. Then i went across the street to Blockbuster and rented, Harry Potter, and that other movie with Meg Ryan and the guy from 18th Century?.. i guess i'll watch those today.
It was nice seeing Christina again, she's the type of person that needs to grow on you. When i first met her, i didn't think much of it - and thought of it as just a friend's friend, but now i get the urge of being a really good friend. I also think she's getting used to my sarcastic jokes, cuz she doesn't take them so seriously anymore (good!).

She also showed me a picture of her with her bf, when she had long hair - and DAMN.. she looked like a movie star. I must admit, that she does look a lot better now than she did 2 years ago. I used to think she had a resemblance of Chow Yun Fat in one of her studio pictures.. but i'm re-thinking that comment. Maybe i'll take a picture of her sometime and post it for a few hours here.
She has a bf though, so no dirty thoughts!.. hmm well i know Bob would say, "Doesn't mean you can't score just cuz there's a goalie".. haha.
For some odd reason though, last night at Gogo Juice, i was interestingly attracted to Christina.. i liked the way she dressed and acted.. and her hair was cute nevertheless. I wonder what she thinks of me......

Today, i woke up at 8:30am cuz of a phone call from my Uncle who lives in Glendale towards the Valley. He was complaining how i didnt' call him after i moved, but i didn't have his number. Come to think of it - i still dont' have his number!.. doh. He wanted to each dinner with me sometime.. so now it's 3 people who i need to make plans with soon.. Dang, i don't wanna drive 2 hours up there though!

I fell back asleep after the phone call and woke up again around 9:45am.. and realized i was going to find no parking at school. Evidently, when i got to school - there seriously wasn't any parking. So i had to park in the residential street which has a 2 hour parking limit. So after my first class, i had to run to my car, re-park it and then go back to class. THis took about 30 minutes.. that's 30 minutes of WALKING and RUNNING! Obviously i was like to my second class and the teacher wasn't very pleased.

It's kinda weird today, because i saw more than 2 cute girls at school.. haven't seen so many in one day here. I also saw Mikey from Turbo in LA the other day.. and that guy has a HUGE head. I mean.. it's HUGE.. the size of a watermelon! Not very good looking eather.. now i know why he always wears a hat/sunglasses. AND why he got dumped by Kim Jon Gook.

Damn.. i'm running out of time, i gotta go to my car, because my 2 hours is almost up again. I'll write more later.. this PC room will probably be my 3rd home.


Sunday, September 08, 2002

Cal State Long Beach

Hmm.. where to start.

I'm currently at a PC bang checking e-mail (i haven't checked in 4 days now), and updating this blog because i know so many ppl read it. Yah rite. I actually do this for myself, since you never know if your going to get amnesia and not remember about your past life. If that ever happens, i'll have something to read about and know more about how i lived my life in the past.

My DSL is still not here yet, i have been having a few problems with Verizon DSL because of my new phone line.

1. They can't test the phone line's compatability with DSL until it's been working for 5 business days - so that took a week.
2. It takes 5 business days for them to ship the modem.

So overall, it's going to take another freakin week to get myself on the internet from home. It's been about 2.1 weeks since i've been waiting.. i hate this game.

I'm at the PC bang, inside the "quiet room" but it's all a lie, because there are these rude ppl who keep talking on the cell phone. Shoot, i should freakin sing really loud and out voice them. HAHA (evil smile).

I got this new gel from a salon because "American Crew" gel hasn't been working as good these days. After testing out the gel that Pae has been using (Paul Mitchel sculpting gel) i just totally digged it. I can do so many things with my hair now. It also has a cool little pump so i can't have to open the lid everytime anymore.

I found a few roaches in my apartment when i first moved in, so i set little poisoned baits for them. I am pretty paranoid about bugs, like spiders, silverfish and roaches - i guess you can call it a phobia. For a while though, they were my only friends in the house, and in a way they helped me settle into my new studio. I actually wasn't sure what kind of roaches they were because at first i was told they were silver-fish; so i went on the net and found everything i could about silverfish.. but i was still skeptical about that because the insects weren't silver. bleh. So after a few hours of more research, i found out they were German Roaches. The hardest freakin house pests to kill from what i heard. But not too many worries anymore because i have so many tools to kill these little monsters..
The baits i setup for them should work pretty good, because roaches aren't like ants and they don't share food, they just eat them - go back home and die. And after they die, other roaches eat the dead ones - so in turn, they eat the poisoned roach and they die too.. and causes a domino effect. I haven't seen any roaches in my place for about a week now.. sweet! Knock on wood though..

Actually, they haven't bothered me too much because they only hang around the bathroom and near the sink.. they don't go near the bed, or even come out anymore (if they even exist) cuz they are scared of how i will torture them.

I have been at this PC bang for an hour now.. it's funny how time flies when you got so much to do.

Oh yes.. my cell phone bill came, and apparently i had to pay a One time fee of $20.. err.. WTF! It doesn't say what it's for.. and they didn't even tell me about it. Now i have to call 611 this Monday to clarify what the charge was for. But this is life huh? I will also be changing my number to a (562) area code on Monday.. so for the ppl who i have on my address book, i'll call you and let you know about my number change.

Oh yes, i just want to remind myself that if anyone asks me for a quote i will tell them.

"Life isn't complicated (hard), it's the people who make it complicated (hard)"

The quote itself sounds pretty simple, but it's pretty steep if you think about it for a while. If you were the only one alive right now, i'm pretty freakin sure life would be simple because you know nothing better.. you just live on as you please and do whatever you want. PG&E, Phone company, cell phone company, the government, school, family, and sometimes friends is what makes our lives so complex and unique and at the same time gives us stress.

Work has been a little tough.. i got my paycheck yesterday and it wasn't much because they aren't giving me enough hours. However, it's nice to know that the Cerritos BR was able to match my pay rate from Valley Fair.. wooho. This week starting on 9/8 i was only scheduled for 5 hours.. wth! I'm seriously considering a second job at the moment. From what i'm estimating right now, my monthly living expenses will be +/- $1000 including rent/gas/food etc. I would like to ask my parents for help, but they are pretty low on they cash flow because they just bought a house and the morgage sucks. I guess this is what i get for trying to live on my own.

I miss my sister, and pusha. I don't miss my father as much though.. probably because we were never that close. I rarely ever talk to him since i'm usually in my room, and his in his room, and i always ate outside. He doesn't talk to me much either.. i guess he doesn't like to lecture me like my mom. I still admire and respect him though, his one incredible man. As for my mom, i have been having mix emotions about it. I sorta miss her.. but at the same time i don't. Kinda complicated because part of the reason i moved out was to help her let go of me from her grasp. She's a bit of a control freak, and likes to be the boss of everything, and when things don't go her way it's hard for her.
Whenever i didn't do something she tells me to do, it would just give her stress - and i never liked seeing my mother sad, yet i wanted to live my life as i wanted to. I was tired of her nagging at me, and was tired of just seeing her pissed off for the dumbest reasons. Now that i'm not there, hopefully she can stop seeing all the little mistakes that i make and worry about them.

I also just found out that my mom didn't go to church during college.. something i never knew.. my aunt told me my mom is over protective because she doesn't want me to make the same mistakes she did as she was growing up - but isn't that what we all hear from our peers? However, my personality tells me that i have to venture out into this wicked life myself and learn from my own mistakes. How would I ever know what is wrong/right until I occured them for myself? If your mom told you that eating straberries was bad, and you believed her and never tried it.. wouldn't you regret it later in life since you would never know how a straberry tasted like? Yet if the straberry was something that was going to kill you later in life, you would still regret it - hence it goes both ways.

I'd just rather know and die, rather than not knowing at all.

Bronx's Junkyard is semi-up right now, the forums are in the testing phase. I'm pretty happy that I have Jet as a friend, because his been taking care of the site while i don't have internet. If it wasn't for him, the site would probably still be down. Even though, I think his progress for the forums, and other things are a bit slow - it's good to know his working hard in his free time.

I went to Le Prive the other nite.. it was pretty wack. There were so many ppl there that i only had 3 shots of crown and some Hite. Dancing sober sucks.

I have been hanging out with Simon a bit since he came back from Argentina, and that foo just seems to suprise me everyday with something new. His a really coo guy, and seems to be so cool-headed in every situation. He likes being the center of attention though - which seems to work both ways for me.

Gosh, my mind is blank right now, i can't think of what i've done in the past week. This is so sad.. i wish i could blog everyday so i can freakin remember.
I did get a few new things for my studio. A place to push the dishes and utensils, bottles for Soy Sauce and Oil.. and a little table where i can eat.
OH yea, and Pae bought me a fan as a House warming gift - thanks to him, i can sleep at night.

They are having a little carnival in front of my apartment which seems to be really cool - but i have nobody to go with.. what a bummer. Pae and I were supposed to go tonite, but they closed around 10pm, and Pae arrived at my place around 9:45pm.. ugh. And i'm pretty sure the carnival will be leaving tomorrow.. maybe i'll get lucky and they won't leave! yea rite.

Wow, this blog is getting pretty long. I have been writing on it for the past 45 minutes.
OH wait.. i forgot about the biggest thing last week. SCHOOL!

I finally went to my classes at CSULB.. and everything is pretty exciting.

1. They have a Student Union Center which has an Arcade, Bowling, Billards, and a place to just sit and watch TV. Actually there are a lot more things to do in campus - with a beauty salon and a swimming pool, computer lab, music room, and tons of places to just sit back and chill. But i haven't done half of those things yet.

2. My classes are pretty dumb and boring. My first class, i have a dumb teacher who mumbles so much.. "uh uh uh".. "ah ah ah".. geez.. and his supposed to get his masters for speech and communications? Apparently his also the Assistant Head of the Forensics League at CSULB.. i bet our school sucks at Speech & Debate cuz of him.

My second class is a joke aswell. It's a History of Oral Interpersonal Communication - and we learn about how the greeks, romans, etc. communicated.
The teacher keeps going off about how they aren't speakers, rather artists. Geezz.. i'm sure his one of those fags who thinks life is beautiful. His lectures suck too - remember the guy for the Clear Eyes commercial? - Sounds EXACTLY like him. I can't deal with the mono tone voice. So many kiss asses in my class too - whenever he cracks a joke (when it's not even funny) ppl laugh. Me, being the idiot that i am, laugh along so that i can get an "A". HAHA.

3. Parking is a bitch. Seriously, i have to go to school around 10am just so that i can find a decent spot. THen i have to chill for an hour in campus until my class starts.
The first day of school, i was in the parking lot for about 25 minutes. ugh.

I haven't found a Gym i can go to yet.. and doubtfully will join any fitness clubs because of my financial situation. I'm surely going to loose all my muscles, and either get fat from eating too much ramen, or become a huge wimpy guy cuz i starve.
Unless.. i keep going to Grandma's House in LA, which is a restaurant open 24hr/day and serve Sul Lung Tang for just $2.99! and it comes with rice and other commodities.

Dang.. i'm getting pretty tired. I should go home and sleep. I guess i'll update the blog once more before my DSL comes in on the 12th. Until then..