Tuesday, June 26, 2007

so long, farewell...

as i spend the last few days carefully packing a year filled with memories from our current residence, i can't help but feel sad at the thought that i will no longer step into this condo which i have been calling "home" since june of 2006.

on july 15, the hubby and i will be locking the heavy door for the final time... and giving it a jostle or two to ensure that we have locked it properly.

i can't believe that we are leaving our lovely home which walls have ensured that we are safe and sound, and kept all our intimate secrets hushed. i can't believe how time flies so quickly and i leave saddened that we are leaving so much memories behind.

Monday, June 18, 2007

getting to know him

In the course of my 3 year courtship and 2 year marriage with whom i now lovingly call "the hubby", he still has ways of surprising me whenever I start to think that i know everything about him already...

par example:

1.) During one of our trips to Victoria, we did a tour of some historic castles. One in particular, is a walk-through where no guides will take you around. To put it mildly, he looked like a kid in a candy shop running from room to room discovering nooks & crannies as we went along. I thought that his attention span would max out to half an hour but we spent almost 2 hours learning about the castle.

2.) A conversation we've had very recently was about travels. I, for one, would love it if I was touring the countries in the south pacific. I always thought that the hubby would like to go in a city that had theme parks, malls & hpye... California & Hollywood always pop-up when I think of him. I have to tell you that I was pleasantly surprised me when I discovered that if he were to travel, he would go to Rome & Italy. He wants to walk through cobblestone and learn the history of art. He wants to see the Vatican and learn the beauty of the olden days. He wants to visit Museums and see St. Peter's Square. Imagine my shock upon hearing this.

3.) On our way home yesterday, we stopped by a convenience store to pick-up some snacks. Outside, there were two homeless gentleman sitting on the cornersteps and they asked the hubby to spare some change once he steps out of the store. The hubby replied back to say that he unfortunately did not have cash but "would they like something to eat instead?" Both of them replied 'sure, why not' with a smirk on their face probably thinking that this guy was pulling their leg. When inside the store, I was watchful of what the hubby was shopping for, intent on the thought that he was probably joking and really not getting anything for the two outside. Imagine my surprise when after I chose my chips, he picked up two cans of coke and proceeded to purchase two hotdogs in a bun, not for us, but for the two outside. He paid for our purchases, placed ketchup and mustard on the hotdogs and when we stepped outside, went straight to the two who are waiting on the steps and handed them their food and said "I didn't know what condiments you wanted but I'm sure you can go in there and add more if you'd like". The two were surprised, thanked him profusely and when he walked away, both of them yelled "Happy Father's Day". I was so proud of him then, knowing that he did do the right thing. He can't save or help everyone but an action such as his, though so little for him and cost less than $10, made such a difference in those two guys who probably hasn't had any decent meal in days.

There are times when I've fully immersed myself in the thought that I know the hubby so well and nothing will surprise me anymore. Goes to show how wrong I can be sometimes.... for he does some wonderful things that keeps me falling a little more for him everytime.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007


i am an addict.
the type who can't eat and can't sleep unless that one hit has been taken.
the worse part is, it's not a ciggarette that i crave for. not even some sort of drug that will keep me high and happy for a few hours at a time.

no, i am addicted to the wonders of FACEBOOK.

screw the kids that created facebook *shakes a fist towards them*
because of you, my lovely time off from work has been taken and now i sit quite uncomfortably in front of my laptop typing away and seeing what new application i can add and tell my friends about. those who i love talking over the phone with have now been deduced to 5-liner messages on their wall or quick 3-liner messages:

hi, how are you?
msg me if we have plans.

3 weeks after i succumb to peer pressure (amidst my brother's warning of not joining), i am now one of the millions of users who use the site for "social" purposes. and to think i was laughing everytime i hear a conversation on their current addiction, now it seems the laugh is on me.

hence, i no longer can turn my laptop off. i also have a super sensitive hearing sense as everytime i hear a 'ping' on my email, i know it is a quick note from facebook letting me know that i have a message/comment/approval to check.

oh, and not to mention that i am now seriously considering some sort of therapy from this... do you know any good psychiatrist who could possibly help?

A few steps backward....

Playback #5
Quit my job at Nintendo. No more double priorities, cash receipts, grouchy consumer's and yelling people calling me about the problem with their Wii system. Good-bye, Nintendo. Hello to something new.

Playback #4
Move back to Vancouver. No more long commutes. Sayonara to the Patulo Bridge... I no longer want to cross you ever again.

Playback #3
Pharoah! I'm getting a new puppy. Actually, it's Milo's son.... and I get to pick him up sometime soon.

Playback #2
Took on the role of Wedding Planner for the Antonio-Planta Nuptials for next year. Exciting times & lots of stress ahead.

Playback #1
Hello new job! Office Co-ordinator for Boston Pizza International (head office, ladies & gents). Discounts, anyone?