Friday, January 30, 2009

Positives Wed Jan 21-Thur Jan 29, 2009

*Tried Trader Joe’s orange juice for the first time. Better than Minute Maid OJ ;D

*Watched Goodfellas movie. Good movie. Like a mini Godfather.

*Ate at Sushi 85 in Mountain View for a birthday dinner. My cousin’s restaurant Happy Sashimi is better =D

*Read “Who Moved My Cheese” by Spencer Johnson twice. An all-time favorite book.

*Shaved with an electric razor for the first time. I continue shaving with a razor. Love it.

*Personalized my cell phone voice mail message.

*Went back to the gym even though I have acute back problems. Walking on treadmill and light cycling on the stationary bike. Still recovering from being sick two weeks ago XD

*Played Crysis on my new PC. The game crashed my PC even on the lowest settings ~~

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Positives Fri Jan 16-Tue Jan 20, 2009

*Helped Appu purchase more supplies for his studio, and he introduced me to some new products to try including Evolution Orange Juice. I choose to try Trader Joe's ;) Evolution next time. Another Whole Foods run soon.

*Threw up realizing I'm sick again with a stomach flu. Felt much better after throwing up. Throwing up was good. Eating light the rest of the week XD

*Tried multi-grain crackers for the first time. Good timing with the stomach flu.

*Completed Washington Canada 2008 Blog. Prologue uploaded. The rest continues Wed Jan 21 through Tue Jan 27.

*Hung out gathering at my house with my friends. Played Settlers of Catan Seafarers for the first time.

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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Random Questions #2

By the numbers ten to one . . .

Ten. How many years you have you worked out at your gym? Ten years. I workout three days a week.

Nine. Consecutive Anime Expo you attended? 1999-2007.

Eight. What grade you had your first girlfriend? Eighth grade. She was in seventh grade.

Seven. How many new shirts for the autumn and winter seasons? Five sports shirts and two thermal like long sleeve t-shirts.

Six. How many manga titles I have read (minimum three volumes)? Full Metal Alchemist, Tsubasa Chronicles, Bleach, D.Gray Man, xxxHolic, and Nana.

Five. How many years did you attend San Jose State University? Technically 5.5 years `__^

Four. How many states I visited? Arizona, Oregon, Nevada, and Washington.

Three. How many companies I worked for after college? Grubb & Ellis, Colliers International, and Cisco Systems.

Two. How many laptops do you own? Dell Inspiron 8600 and HP Compaq 8510p.

One. What is your number one most memorable moment? I don’t have one yet XD

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Friday, January 16, 2009

Positives Tue Jan 13-Thur Jan 15, 2009

*Caught up my emails.

*Cooked a crock pot dinner for the first time. Lesson learned. One tablespoon of pepper makes a meal too hot :O

*Helped Amol moved his big belongings to his studio for San Jose State. Final move for him. Ready to settle.

*Finished reading Uncle John's Great Big Bathroom Reader book. Doing my business in the bathroom has never been boring ;)

*Success! My new modified workout while recovering from being sick worked.

*Changed the oil on my sister's car.


Correction: From Random Questions #1, the correct answer to which actress I want to date, my correct answer is Meryl Streep.

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Positives Wed Jan 8-Mon Jan 12, 2009

*Ate cherries for the first time.

*Updated my LinkedIn account.

*Steve visited the Bay Area for the weekend. Hang out Friday. We tried a new restaurant named "Classic Diner" in Fremont. Watched 28 Days Later movie, watched a few Simpsons season 11 episodes, and played Betrayal At The House On The Hill.

*Drank pomegranate for the first time. Very rich.

*Got sick on Sat. It's not a positive. However, my recovery is faster and less agony compared to when I was sick two times in 2008. I'm taking Tylenol Cold and Allergy. My body is sensitive to a wide range of temperature changes and indoor dry air.

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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Positives Sat Jan 3-Tue Jan 7, 2009

*Continued cleaning my room and the house. Recycled old PC hardware, moved and consolidated items in the house, and organized some of the house.

*Took yard clippings including leaves and branches my parents trimmed to the street for the weekly recycling.

*Went back to the gym after the holidays. I weighted myself and I lost 2.5 pounds. Everybody has different bodies.

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Saturday, January 3, 2009

Positives Wed Dec 24, 2008-Fri Jan 2, 2009

Author's Note: The Christmas holiday is all family. Best holiday in a long, long time. Good times on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

Fri Jan 2

*Played Google Scrabble. Any word that comes up with at least 1,000 results are valid. Hilarious, amazing, epic moments :D Chun, Tsubasa, mDuo13, and Appu played.

*Cleaned up my room including moving furniture and throwing away junk. There is more room to move around. Yay! More junk to be removed. Cleaning continues Sat Jan 3.

*Tried In-N-Out burger without the bun. The burger was wrapped in lettuce.

Thur Jan 1, 2009

*Helped move furniture to my brother's house and move furniture from my sister's place to home.

Wed Dec 31

*Celebrated New Year's Eve in San Francisco with Appu. Ate dinner at my cousin's Japanese restaurant "Happy Sashimi" in Pinole. Website is In San Francisco, saw a fight, public drunkenness, person beaten up (medical and police arrived to aid the victim), drinking, smoking, and the fireworks XD Drove on the winding Lombard St. Also saw an accident and Highway Patrol pulled over a reckless driver on the way home. Next year correct mistakes and invite more friends who were not invited unintentionally. Happy New Year!

Tue Dec 30

*Assisted Appu who signed papers for his studio rental. Went on errands afterwards. I purchased Family Guy Vol IV, Crysis PC game, stamps, pillow cases, and a red towel (to be my lucky towel ^__^) for free after $10 coupon.

Mon Dec 29

*Built new family PC called "Gaming PC" because PC built for me to play video games. The PC is shared in the household. Thank you Dad, my brother, Appu, and gmontem for their assistance ^__^

Sun Dec 28

*Slept on new mattress purchased Sat. I felt the best ever. No more snooze on the alarm clock. Very comfortable sleep. No tossing and turning. I have been happy and cheerful =) I don't remember the last time I felt so good to myself.

Sat Dec 27

*Toured Stanford University and University of California, Berkeley with my parents and my Uncle's family.

Fri Dec 26

*One of my Uncle's family visited for a weekend post-Xmas get together. I played the Nintendo Game Cube and the board game Settlers of Catan with my two cousins.

Thur Dec 25

*Christmas Day. Spent the Christmas Day with immediate family at my brother's house. The Xmas tradition "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" movie is back after missing for a number of years. Merry Christmas and happy holidays ^__^

Wed Dec 24

*Watched The Dark Knight. The movie is on my all-time favorite list. Highly recommended with highest expectations.

*Rewatched Voices of a Distance Star anime.

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