I’m single because I’m lazy

Every now and then I get asked, “Don, where’s your girlfriend?” And I always reply, “I don’t have one.”

Eyes

I guess at my age, most people are in some sort of relationship but I don’t have time right now to be in one. I mean, if I was in a relationship, I’d make time, that’s what it’s all about, but since I’m not in one, I just didn’t bother making time to start one up. I’m busy as it is. With a part time job and a company, it’s hard to find time for anything. If anything, I have some time to get coffee once in a while but if things start to pick up, I’d be lucky if I have time for that.

At this point in my life, I don’t think I need a girlfriend. From what I hear, it can be a hassle. Women are the greatest mysteries in the world. I can’t understand then, men in general can’t understand them, heck maybe they don’t even understand each other. But for all I know, they are a very complicated gender.

If it is true, that there is a God, my guess is that God is a woman because men can’t understand God and they can’t understand women, therefore God is a woman. So, if there is a God, she’s a Goddess.

So when will I have time to start a relationship? Well, maybe once things start to slow down and I become more financially stable. Yeah, I know that sounds like it’s more of a settling down kind of stage but they’re sort of the same thing. Starting a relationship and/or settling down takes a lot of commitment. The amount of commitment needed is something I can’t offer a girl right now. What I can offer her though, is my friendship. And who knows, maybe down the road something will up come and I can offer more.

So until then,

“You can find me in the club, bottle full of bub. Look mami I got the X if you into taking drugs. I’m into having sex, I ain’t into making love, so come give me a hug if you into to getting rubbed.”

Black/White Sock

I don’t know what it is but my room is freaking’ cold. I thought today was cold because of that. I woke up, took off my PJ’s and grabbed my pants. Then my feet were starting to get numb, so I went to look for some socks. There weren’t any fresh one in my room so I ran upstairs. There weren’t any up there either except one white sock and 1 black sock. I don’t know where the other pair went.

I hate that about socks. They come in pairs but somehow one goes missing. That’s the case today. I wasn’t planning on leaving the house so I didn’t care if I had matching socks or not. And if I do end up leaving the house, chances are I’ll have my shoes on the whole time, so no one will ever see it.

Then I had to head to my cousin’s to fix his computer and drop by Socheat’s to give him his brother’s tax return. But even then, no one saw my non-matching socks. Am I sneaky or what!

Socks

That’s not a hole in my sock. That part of the sock juss happens to be skin coloured.

Columbia Student

I had to work today and like any other Monday, it was slow. Except today, I think the Columbia College students were starting to study for their exams. And whole whacks of them were on the 3rd floor. Here’s the funny thing, their school’s uniform looks just like the security uniform, with the exception of the walkie talkie and the company emblem. Now, the other guards aren’t Asian, so they look like normal security guards. Of course, then there’s me, I’m the only Asian guard there. And from the looks of things, I look just like a Columbia College student.

One of them was walking in front of me and I couldn’t help it but laugh. Dude’s wearing the same outfit as me. People wouldn’t have any problem mistaking him for a guard. Our uniform look too much alike, I think it should be changed. But I doubt that would happen since my company’s so cheap.

Anyways, that’s all for today, it’s a Monday, not much happens. Well, there’s this… I was walking home and Leo pointed something out to me, so I had to take a picture to show people. Here’s Max and Leo by the sign.

Tent day

If I had $1,000,000…

If I had a million dollars, I’d buy a nice house. By nice, I mean something better than the house I’m in now. Something big enough for my family and I. Maybe in another part of town, where there aren’t too many homeless people. I think somewhere up the mountain would be nice although, it might be a little too quiet for me up there. I need a place where there’s some sort of traffic going on. If it’s too quiet, it scares me.

If I had a million dollars, I’d buy a really nice car. Something that’s luxurious with leather interior, comfy seats, nice sound system and on-screen navigational system. I’m picturing a BMW or a Mercedes or a Cadillac. I’ll stick some 20″ rims on there too. The rims make all the differences. And I’ve always wanted my doors to open up instead of opening out. That’d be one sick ass ride!

If I had a million dollars, I’d stick 100G in the bank. Most people that win a lot of money don’t think about saving. That’s probably because they think they have so much money. But when you have that much money, you’re not going to think twice about the price. You’re just going to buy something on impulse. With 100G in the bank, you’re left will quite a lot still. That 100G in the bank is working for you. Most people gain at least $1 interest a month for $1000 in the bank. Only to lose that interest due to monthly fees. But, with 100G working for you, that’s 1000 times more. So that 1cent interest is now 1000 times more. $1000/month in interest is good enough. I make less than that working part time. My math might be off, but eh, it’s something.

Transformers

Ever since my family bought our first TV in Canada, I was a big fan of the Transformers series. I remember watching the show every morning, bright and early. Optimus Prime, the leader of the Autobots, was my favourite character. The other Autobots weren’t as cool as him. Optimus is a truck and has a trailer. In the Armada series, he combines with the trailer to become Super Optimus Prime. That’s what got me interested in transformers in the first place, the ability to change. The fact that these vehicles were transforming into a robot was cool!

Optimus Prime Optimus Prime vehicle mode

A couple years ago, I received Optimus Prime as a birthday present, which as to be the best birthday present ever! (Thanks Suriya!) I couldn’t stop playing with the toy. First, Optimus transforms from a truck to a robot. And then he combines with his trailer to become a bigger robot. Or he becomes the robot and the trailer becomes a fort for the Minicons.

Jetfire Jetfire vehicle mode

Some time later, I got Jetfire off eBay. By this time, Jetfire was rare because Hasbro only made a limited amount, so finding him was kind of hard. A lot of people were charging over 50 bucks for it, but I didn’t have that much money back then, nor do I have that much money now. But I wasn’t willing to spend 50 bucks at the time, so I kept looking. Eventually, I found an Australian seller and I bought it off him for $30. I paid for it and a week or so later, I got JetFire in the mail. And again, I couldn’t stop playing with the toy because JetFire combines with Optimus. JetFire were the legs of Super Optimus Prime.

Overload Overload vehicle mode

With Optimus and Jetfire, I’m just short 1 more piece to complete the Mega Super Optimus Prime. Overload was the last piece. As a vehicle, he’s the thing that carries Jetfire. As part of Optimus and Jetfire, he’s the gun that sits on the shoulders of Optimus.

Mega Super Optimus Prime

As you can see, that is what it looks like after all 3 transformers are pieced together. It stands over a foot high and weighs quite a bit. The gun in the right hand is the rocket from Jetfire and the gun in the left hand is Rollout, the Minicon that pulls Overload. The other 2 Minicons are Sparkplug, which comes with Optimus and Comettor, which comes with JetFire.

In the background, you can see the Warthog from Halo 2 and Optimus Prime’s trailer. Yeah, I have a lot of toys for someone my age, but eh, I don’t want to grow up…

Blading…

I can’t believe how nice the weather was this past week! Each day was nice enough that I’ve managed to get some rollerblading time in. My legs are sore from rollerblading so much. For some reason, I don’t mind the pain. It hurts a bit but I find that rollerblading is relaxing.

I’ve been rollerblading since I was in middle school. The year before going to middle school, my friends all had rollerblades and they were playing street hockey. I couldn’t play because I didn’t have and rollerblades. So, yeah, I was kind of left out. But, that’s not the reason why I started rollerblading. To be honest, I have no idea why I started, I just did.

Over the years, blading has been my main mode of transportation. No matter where I went, my blades were my wheels. I think I bought like a couple different pairs before getting to the pair I have now. The first pair I had weren’t the best. The wheels were loud, the boot was plastic and tore easily and it wasn’t that comfortable. The 2nd pair was pretty much the same, only this time, the wheels were rubber and they were quieter.

The pair I have now, I had since high school. It’s got a lot of scratches on it due to the wipe outs. I wiped out a lot at first. For some reason, I didn’t like using the brakes. The first thing I did, when I got this pair, was take off the brakes. I’ve been blading for years now, so I didn’t have any use for the brakes. You’re probably thinking I’m crazy for not having brakes. So, how do I stop? I either stop like they stop on ice, or I drag my wheels. And as a last resort, I just wipe out.

For anyone out there who has never rollerbladed before and want to start, I’d suggest buying a cheap pair first. You don’t want to buy an expensive pair, wipe out and ruin your rollerblades. Be smart, get a cheap one, learn until you’re ready and then buy an expensive one. Once you’re ready, I’ll be at the harbour front waiting for a race. This track is about 3km, one way. So that’s a 6km round trip. The pavement is smooth, there are a lot of hills and on a nice day, there’s a lot of pedestrian traffic. So keep up if you can!

Spontaneity

It is about time I learn to be more spontaneous. You know, “Carpe Diem!” Just live in the moment and let loose. No more waiting for things to happen. No more planning things out. Like Nike says, “Just Do It!”

My whole life, I have been planning things out and things never work out according to plan. There’s always something that happens to mess things up. We cannot predict the future and we have no idea what it holds for us. That is why we have to live in the present. There no better time than the present and that is true. I do not make plans for next week, or next month for that matter. I make plans for today and maybe tomorrow. I do not have time to worry about what I am going to do a few days from now. The older you become, the shorter the days seems. I have noticed that, a lot. Time is one thing no one can afford to lose. It is the one thing that we all take for granted. It seems like we have an endless supply of it, but in actuality, it is limited. It fluctuates and you never know exactly how much time you have left.

Throughout history, it seemed as if science and technology are trying to invent things to help us with time. Anti-aging creams were made to help a woman look younger. But no matter how young you look, you do not quite feel it. Computers were invented in order to help us get the job done quicker. But no matter how fast you get the job done, there is always more to do, more things to do to waste valuable time.

Time is so precious that we often reflect on how we have spent it. “Do you remember the time …” is usually a common phrase amongst us all. Why is it that we reflect upon the past? What valid reason is there for reliving what happened many years ago? It is said that you do not know where you are heading unless you know where you have been. Simply put, if we are heading in to the future, we must then derive the fact that anything behind us is the past.

So where am I heading? I know that my past has been filled with joy and laughter, pain and sorrow, lost and found. But if I know all that, shouldn’t I know what is in store for me in the future? Not quite. The future is not something we are meant to know. The future is a place that we step into. It is a place that we create by living today. So don’t worry yourself too much about what is going to happen tomorrow? How about we just live for the moment and not worry at all…

Gmail Is Wicked Awesome!

I guess today is Gmail’s 1 year anniversary and to celebrate it, the guys at Google decided to give everyone an addition 1gb of storage space. And they ain’t stopping there. They are planning to increase storage space to infinity! No wait, infinity + 1!

Gmail One Year

Most of you may not know what Gmail is. If you’re a computer person, you probably have a Gmail account already but if you don’t, you’re missing out. Gmail is like Hotmail only you get more space and the amount of advertising isn’t as much. The layout is plain and simple and very easy to navigate through. The design is very simple yet it’s not too simple. They’ve incorporated a bunch of cool features as well. Keyboard short cuts are pretty handy.

Gmail

In order to sign up with Gmail, you’ll need an invitation because they are still in the beta stages. So if you want an invitation, you’ll have to be nice to me and I’ll think about hooking you up.

Gmail storage: Over 2100 megabytes and climbing!

Dream Ride

I’ve finally managed to find the car of my dreams online. The BMW 645CI Coupe is one sweet ride! I mean, look at it! Need I say more? It’s powered by a 6 speed, 4.4-litre, 325-hp 32-valve V-8 engine with 4 overhead camshafts with Valvetronic. I think it reaches a top speech of 240km/h, goes 0-60 in 5.7sec. It looks good and it goes fast. Well, fast enough for me. I don’t think I’ll be driving to fast in a car like this. You have got to drive slowly so you can show it off. You know, so you get the ladies’ attention.

Exterior

Check out the interior! There’s a multi-function 3-spoke sport steering with controls for the audio system, cruise control, and Bluetooth. The speedometer, tachometer and trip odometer are all electronic. It comes with an anti-theft AM/FM stereo/CD audio system, Logic7 sound system with surround sound, digital sound process with 2 subs and a center dash speaker. There’s also a 6-disc CD changer mounted in the glove compartment and I think it’s wired so you can use your cell phone in the car.

Interior

It has leather upholstery and door trim, an 8-way power front seat with 2-way adjustable headrests. Power windows, automated climate control, micro-filter ventilation system. It is just packed with luxury all around!

Oh, I forgot, it comes with a cup holder as well.

Breakin’ Into My Friend’s Cars

My friend searched my whole room for his keys. And as messy as it is, chances are, things can get lost in here, it’s happened before and I’m sure it can happen again. But sure enough, it wasn’t in my room. So, he decided to check his car. Worse case scenario, the keys would be in there.

And with his luck, the worse case scenario was exactly what happened. He comes back in, sort of pissed, saying his keys are in the car. When I got out there, the keys were in the car already… still in the ignition! And they were sitting there since 11:00pm and it’s now three in the morning.

His dad had the other set of keys, but his house was up the mountain and I’m down town. And there’s no way in hell he’s going to call home this late. So, our only option was to try and pop the lock. I’ve never done it before, but I’ve seen it done many times. So how hard could it be?

Let me tell you, it’s not that simple. You’re pretty much trying to pick a lock, blind folded, because you can’t see what’s going on inside the door panel. It’s just you, the door and your ghetto fabulous coat hanger. All I know is that you stick the coat hanger into the door panel and start pulling it upwards. The idea is to try and hook onto the rod that connects the door handle to the lock, and hopefully unlocking the car. I’m not trying to encourage anyone to try this but incase you find yourself in this situation, that’s what you would have to do.

My friend and I took turns trying to break into his car. After like 10 minutes, I’ve successfully manage to unlock it. I felt like a theft at the time too. I should have just got in and drove it around the block just to see what it’s like to steal a car. But in any case, if I ever need a car, I can always go over and steal my friend’s, now that I have the experience. But don’t you get any smart ideas now…