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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Down with the sickness

Drink lots of water, get plenty of rest.

That's what I've been doing for the past few days. Sick again at home today with my head pounding and my voice raspy. Not a good feeling. Been on a congee+ Chinese medicine+ Tylenol diet for 3 days and my weight has already dropped below the 100 mark. Which to me is awesome, but to others, "That's unhealthy!".

Decided to catch up on my blogging before i take another nap. My room has been so hot, finally convinced my dad to turn the AC back on again. Sadly, it's doesn't quite reach my room, still feels like a sauna in here. This is when i wish i had a laptop, so i can blog in the basement. I need to get better before the weekend comes rolling in, i want to enjoy the long weekend trip, not be sick through it.

Finally went to CNE with the Mister the past week. We went on quite a nice day, when the weather wasn't blazing hot, but sat a nice 24 degrees. We got the ride all day pass because we wanted to experience being a little kid. We didn't go on a lot of rides though, we were too big for a lot of them, and Jacky was too tall for many of them. Like the 2 minute haunted house ride, his knees were totally hitting the front. We did go on a lot of good ones though, which was mostly spinning and dizzy, unfortunately i totally forgot to go on my favorite kiddy ride, which was the alien spaceship that spins around really really fast and gravity pulls you down. I actually want to go back, it doesn't feel like we were very productive that day. We didn't exactly try any awesome foods. For example, this year everyone is raving about the deep fried butter ball and the deep fried mars bar. Not like i want to actually try those heart attacks on a stick, but something that can only be found at CNE or places alike. Like maybe a pogo stick or Tiny Tim Donuts! I had a gourmet poutine for lunch, mine was call the deluxe poutine or something, basically in it was what a normal poutine would contain plus everything you can find on a deluxe pizza. It was interesting, but i wouldn't order it again, i think i like the original much better than the fancy spancy stuff.

W spent quite a long time in the exhibition buildings just getting away from the sun and shopping. I was shopping in the Costa Blanca outlet and found a pretty hot blazer for $2.99. Pretty awesome steal, in addition, i leached the last small!

We also watched the superdog show, which was an hour long. But the dogs were so cute and did a lot of cool tricks. After the show, we were allowed to go around and pet them. So fluffy!
Quote from 'Despicable me' ---> "It's so fluffy! It's so fluffy i could die!!!!"

We didn't play any prize games. But i really wanted the medium/large size Domo Kun!!! He is so cute, but it's impossible to win, you have to trade up many many time to get one. I saw a few people holding one and i was so jealous! It's the cutest little monster ever! Even the tiny size Domo's are hard to win. Not a lot of games have him too, only a selected few do, and they are all HARD! My brother tried to win me one when he went to CNE the other day, but he had also failed at doing so. Oh well...At least i have stolen a good snapshot of him.

We went on the ferris Wheel at night, it was really pretty. Wish i didn't have work the next day though, then we could have stayed later. But we got home around 12ish anyways. It was all in all an eventful day. I saw a lot of pretty stacked rocks and amazing sand sculptures. I think it was supposed to be a competition or something.

Saturday after work, we went to Buskerfest at St. Lawrence market with Shirley. It was so hot that day, so we shared a container of pineapples. A dollar for a container of pineapples is not bad at all. We watched some street performances, and bumped into my brother and his friends there. Stole a tiny tim donut from wing shi and he brought home a giant bag of buskerfest popcorn when i got home. We had dinner at go for tea at night, stayed there for a quite a while chatting. I'm loving all these summer festivals.

Been buying useless things again. I cannot seem to avoid these deals with benefits. I got a compacy from Estee lauder, since when you spend $34 or more you get this package:

Also if you purchase Lancome from the sears site and spend $32 or more you get this lovely set, and this is also what i did:

Sandy is a bad girl! But the Lancome one, you can choose between 5 different sets. And i quite like their makeup line, also the fact that i love their makeup bags, they are always the perfect size and so sturdy. So i'm a sucker for those.

I always tell myself this but never listen. But i really should. I need to save save save!!!

Friday, August 27, 2010

My take on the Manila Bus Hijacking

One word: Outrageous

Crazy former police officer hijacks a tour bus, demanding his job back. What do you do in this situation? You try to calm the guy down and negotiate with him and give the guy what he wants, or at least make him believe that he’s getting what he wants. And while negotiating, SWAT team and professional policeman devise a plan on how to take him down and have snipers surround the bus. But NO, these so called “professionals” made this a local media thing and moved close to the bus, streaming it live on television. Who does that? The area should have been isolated, not have everyone 10 feet close to the bus and filming it like a movie. They should not have gotten the media involved, he could clearly see what’s being aired out from inside the bus. He knew what the police were doing before the police could respond and take action. That’s major FAIL on their part. It’s their fault for making it local.

Situation was not handled well; it was all in all bad judgment. This whole thing should have at most taken an hour, but instead it took 10 hours, more than enough time for them to negotiate and bring in trained professionals with the right equipment trying to end the stand off.

They didn’t even have bodysuits or shields and all they carried were flimsy looking rifles. What are they going to do with that? Go animal hunting? My goodness! The crazy dude had an automatic M-16 in his arm and the best they could do was rifles? Where are their M-16’s?

These so called policemen stays along side the bus while gunfire was going off inside. Philippines president tried to protect their dignity saying “they risk their lives!” I don’t see that as risking their lives. Risking their lives would be them rushing in immediately; forcing their way in through the door, through the window, through the back, but all they did was hide and only tried to break in through the front door of the bus. I don’t get it, this is WTF to me. They already knew negotiating wouldn’t work and was already in for the kill. Why did they not step in?

What happened to snipers? These people should have surrounded the bus and shot him once they could see a glimpse of him, should negotiation fails. But never mind that, he would have known what was going on outside anyways since they ALLOWED media to get involved! He could see exactly what was going on outside and clearly figure out what they were planning! Area should have been isolated; they also put the public in danger.

Bad police, bad choices. Philippines president is said to give a formal apology to Hong Kong of the death of 8 tourists and explain why authorities let the situation get so out of hand.

There was a Canadian family on the bus, and they were also from Scarborough! They had Dual Citizenship, the father was killed while trying to protect his family and so has his two daughters in which one of them went to UofT for nursing. His son is in the hospital for serious head injuries due not from the gunned men though, but from one of the very stupid policemen who hit him with a sledge hammer while breaking the window from outside. Seriously, before thinking to swing that heavy thing around, wouldn’t you wonder if there’s anyone on the other side of that window first? Stupid! The wife is alive and well, but it’s so sad. My heart goes out to the family. I can’t imagine being in a situation where in one day, you loose everyone that you love in a blink of an eye.

What’s even more ridiculous is that when everything is over, they stand around and take pictures while smiling! The nerve of these people!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Heat Wave

The air conditioner is going on and off in my household from this crazy weather. It's been on 3 weeks in a row and we turned it off last week because it was freezing at night and then we turned it back on two days ago from extreme waves o humidity and now, tonight it's off again because my dad said it will be cold tonight...i don't feel cold. In fact, my room is really hot.

Need more BBQ's before the summer ends. I've only been to one.


It was with Jacky and his funny engineering geniuses. I think they made it a traditional thing, which is always a plus. We went to Sunnybrook Park again this year, this time we got a spot VERY close to the parking and restrooms which is always good. It was so HOT! Nearly everyone was eaten alive my hungry mosquitoes. It was a really fun day. We played a board game while waiting for everyone else to arrive and i set up my handy dandy picnic blankets and took pictures as the boys played frisbee.

At the end of the day, we wasted A LOT of food. We had to throw away more than half of the food, them being mostly meat and was spoiled from the scorching hot hot heat. Our fault for not brining a cooler and for everyone for having a stomach the size of an ant! We wasted perfectly marinated chicken wings, 2 boxes of beef burgers and buns, red sausage, an unopened party size garden salad, shishkabobs we made but did not finish and a bunch of other things. We should be ashamed of ourselves. This is when i say "Think about
the kids in Africa!"

You see anything wrong with this picture? Look, it's engineer, engineer, engineer, engineer...and then BAM!! fashion student!...WTF? Where did that come from? I don't know about you but this picture threw me into an uncontrollable laughing fit.

Went to the ribfest at night, but being still full from BBQ, we regretfully did not buy any ribs to devour. However, we tried the "onion blossom". It was basically onion rings, but instead of rings, it's a whole onion sliced into fries size with a dip. It was good, but if our head was thinking instead of our stomach, we probably wouldn't have eaten it. It's basically a heart attack on a plate.

Also went to Taste of Danforth the past week. It was PACKED, more so then what i'm usually used to. We regretfully did not try much food there. We got a pulled pork poutine, which was yummy but i still think original poutine rocks my boat more. We lined up 30 minutes for a pita! For a damn pita. But it was worth it, not because of the pita....i mean sure the pita was good, but it wasn't THATTT good, it was worth it because i met my hero! This man in the line cussing off people who butt in the line and telling this lady off who came out of nowhere in front of the line and was ready to pay for a pita. He rudely, yet very calmly and politely told her off and set her to the pack of the line. It was EPIC! And the crowed went wild!
I did not get to try nachos! I want nachos! I've been craving strange food lately, such as vegetable platters. Thanks hun for getting me a vegetable platter before i went crazy.

Finally got around to watching inception. Loved it, such a smart movie. It's one of those movies where i can sit with a friend and talk about it for hours and hours about what the moral of the story is.

Been meaning to clean out my room and re-arrange it since i unfortunately won't be moving out anytime soon due to too much online shopping and therefore money going low low low in the bank account. :( Went shopping in Ikea last week, saw a table i fell madly in love with. Now i just need to measure the width of my room and the table. My own vanity table...*happy sigh*

Had lunch with Raymond today. He took me to his cousin's viet restaurant, which was pretty and treated me for lunch. Thanks Ray. I had pad thai, it was mega spicy but i liked it, it was yummy. HAd so much left over, i had it for dinner too with my brother. The lady there treated me an avocado milkshake, it was certainly refreshing after the HOT HOT lunch. Later on, he drove me back to the land of the Asians, in other words Pacific Mall where i went on a search for a new shampoo. I'm almost done with my Shiseido Tsubaki shampoo and conditioner. A lot of people like it, but i'm not one of them. I think that was a waste of $45 for me.

I bought Matrix's sleek look shampoo. It was recommended from a co-worker of mine. I hope it does a better job than my previous one. It was on sale for $38 for both a 1 liter bottle of shampoo and conditioner. The only con for it so far is that this one doesn't come with a pump :( I like things with pumps.

One more day until Saturday. At last! Another 2 day weekend for me! <3