Thursday, November 27, 2008

employment status

i never thought that i'd be in this situation but i am. there's a chance that i might get laid off and i just recently purchased a home. man, being an adult stinks! he reassured me that whatever happens i'll get through it. i mean, what's the worst case scenario? i'm jobless for some time but i'll find something else.

today is thanksgiving so i'm going to list a few things that i am thankful for:

-family & friends
-good health
-red meat! we're having prime rib tomorrow! i'm responsible for making the sides so here's another list:

-carmelized onion with mushroom
-szechuan green beans
-seasoned potatoes

and to finish it off..chewy chocolate chip cookies...mmm...

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


two days in a row that i went to the gym and ran 3 miles each time. i wonder how long this time will last. i have a problem with committing to a regular workout routine. i have gone 5 days in a row but the following week zilch. this time i'm going to try really hard to make this a regular habit. no dinner until i do my homework (that's what they call it on 'the biggest losers').

Sunday, October 12, 2008

i "heart" my new bike

today i took my new bike (bday present from him) for the first real spin around san francisco. we decided to begin our journey at crissy field and boy was parking horrendous! little did we know that the locals gather at this scenic spot to catch the fleet performance (the blue angels were awesome!). from here we rode underneath the golden gate bridge then spun up to the top and enjoyed the gorgeous view. we tried to trek our way to sausalito but the piles of cars that parked in the bike lane and the countless oncoming cars that tried to land a perfect spot across the bridge to watch the show made it an impossible destination. we turned around and zoomed through the bridge back to crissy field. woohoo, i didn't fall once! my butt is sore now but it was totally worth it! i "heart" my new bike.

Saturday, October 11, 2008


saturday: i have such great friends. everyone and their significant others came out tonight to celebrate Amara and my birthday. people that know me know that i don't celebrate my birthday (i hate imposing on people and i hate more when people pay for me) so this was extra sweet. seeing how happy everyone was makes me happy. and it was so nice to see all of the boyfriends hanging out together. thank you everyone for driving the miles and spending a wonderful night with all of us. congrats again to Amara and Scott, the ring is absolute stunning! thanks Ying for getting those delicious cupcakes! mmm...wish i could have another one.

friday: he put together a hot pot party for me as a pre-birthday celebration with my siblings. everyone loved the food, especially that msg filled soup from the packaged seasoning. they sang me happy birthday as i sat in front of my ice cream cheesecake. i made my wish but had the hardest time blowing out the candles. he tricked me! he bought magic re-lighting candles! haha, that was funny. we spent the rest of the night playing poker. i didn't win but i was extremely pleased with the night. :)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


i appeared in court today and pleaded guilty to running a red light at the intersection of hillsdale and saratoga in san mateo. it appears that i did not stop before proceeding to make a right turn. by admitting to my fault, i got a $100 reduction off of my $378.50 violation ticket. it's ok if you did something wrong, as long as you own up to it and vow to not to do it again. lesson learned.

Saturday, September 6, 2008


our way of life is created through personal choices so self-pity is unacceptable.


what is respect? have you been following the political debates? obama says that he respects mccain even though they have different outlooks on life (or the economy) and they disagree on many subjects. to me, respect means understanding that everyone is different and that no one person is superior or inferior. it also means, if you have nothing nice to say, then don't.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


my barber recently asked me what i liked about my job and quite surprisingly, i had more than just a few things to list:

flexible schedule
-i arrive to work at ~9am and leave at ~5pm (i try not to abuse it though).
-i do not need to get approval from anyone to go on vacation.
-i can work from home if i have matters to take care of.
the unknown
-is today an up or down market? i am someone who gets bored easily so i enjoy the everyday surprises of the unknown market trend.
-i am surrounded by a team of talented people.
-i am actually quite good at what i do and my colleagues recognize that.

i know that we all complain about work every now and then (i am guilty of it myself) but it does keep us sane. really.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


i'm going to london!

aug 15

aug 25

this means that i'm going to miss the two bdays. how shall we celebrate? ying is going to be traveling the same week too.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

"we" instead of "i"

i recently started thinking about the concept of "we" instead of "i".

i live with him
i have joint accounts with him
i prepare dinner with him
i wake up with him
i go to bed with him

even with all of these factors, i still don't see myself as a participant in this "we" concept. i like to think that i am my own identity who share some mutual activities with another "i". i don't think that i like it very much when i am referred to as a "we". i am going to stick with just being an "i".