Tuesday, April 29, 2003

On a completely different note,


check out the Ebay listing a few buddies and I put up.

I took the picture. No Dustin, you may not bid. Girls only please.

I have no mouth, and I must scream.


I got a ticket last month for not renewing my car registration and not having insurance. They sent me mail couple of weeks ago saying I just need to send them proof that I corrected the violations, and $10. I breathed a sigh of relief since I thought it was gonna be hell of lot worse than that. I sent everything they wanted. Today they sent me another mail, saying the documents I sent are not good enough. Apparently they want proof that I had insurance the day I got the ticket. Well, I didn't. I got insurance the day after. Therefore I think I have to pay the fine, which is $780. That is outrageous. I can barely afford to pay rent and buy food. Where the hell am I going to get that much money? Out of my ass?

I thought things were finally starting to get better again. There is no end to this, is there?

Monday, April 28, 2003

The Grand List of Console Role Playing Game Clichés


Stolen directly from here. I'm just listing my favorites. If you have no idea what this is about, just forget about it. Warning: it's LONG.

2. "No! My beloved peasant village!"
The hero's home town, city, slum, or planet will usually be annihilated in a spectacular fashion before the end of the game, and often before the end of the opening scene.

5. Logan's Run Rule
RPG characters are young. Very young. The average age seems to be 15, unless the character is a decorated and battle-hardened soldier, in which case he might even be as old as 18. Such teenagers often have skills with multiple weapons and magic, years of experience, and never ever worry about their parents telling them to come home from adventuring before bedtime. By contrast, characters more than twenty-two years old will cheerfully refer to themselves as washed-up old fogies and be eager to make room for the younger generation.

6. Single Parent Rule
RPG characters with two living parents are almost unheard of. As a general rule, male characters will only have a mother, and female characters will only have a father. The missing parent either vanished mysteriously and traumatically several years ago or is never referred to at all. Frequently the main character's surviving parent will also meet an awkward end just after the story begins, thus freeing him of inconvenient filial obligations.

7. Some call me... Tim?
Good guys will only have first names, and bad guys will only have last names. Any bad guy who only has a first name will become a good guy at some point in the game. Good guys' last names may be mentioned in the manual but they will never be referred to in the story.

8. Nominal Rule
Any character who actually has a name is important in some way and must be sought out. However, if you are referred to as a part of a posessive noun ("Crono's Mom") then you are superfluous.

11. Let's start from the very beginning. (Megaman Rule)
Whenever there is a sequel to an RPG that features the same main character as the previous game, that character will always start with beginner skills. Everything that they learned in the previous game will be gone, as will all their ultra-powerful weapons and equipment.

12. Poor little rich hero (Meis Rule)
Furthermore, no matter how cool, rich, and powerful the hero or his family may have been before the game started he will be almost broke and destitute by the time the game really picks up.

13. The higher the hair, the closer to God. (Cloud Rule)
The more outrageous his hairstyle, the more important a male character is to the story.

14. Garrett's Principle
Let's not mince words: you're a thief. You can walk into just about anybody's house like the door wasn't even locked. You just barge right in and start looking for stuff. Anything you can find that's not nailed down is yours to keep. You will often walk into perfect strangers' houses, lift their precious artifacts, and then chat with them like you were old neighbors as you head back out with their family heirlooms under your arm. Unfortunately, this never works in stores.

15. Hey! I know you!
You will accumulate at least three of these obligatory party members:
- The spunky princess who is rebelling against her royal parent and is in love with the hero.
- The demure, soft-spoken female mage and healing magic specialist who is not only in love with the hero, but is also the last survivor of an ancient race.
- The tough-as-nails female warrior who is not in love with the hero (note that this is the only female character in the game who is not in love with the hero and will therefore be indicated as such by having a spectacular scar, a missing eye, cyborg limbs or some other physical deformity -- see The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Rule.)
- The achingly beautiful gothy swordsman who is riven by inner tragedy.
- The big, tough, angry guy who, deep down, is a total softy.
- The hero's best friend, who is actually much cooler than the hero.
- The grim, selfish mercenary who over the course of the game learns what it means to really care about other people.
- The character who is actually a spy for the bad guys but will instantly switch to your side when you find out about it.
- The weird bonus character who requires a bizarre series of side quests to make them effective (with the ultimate result that no player ever uses this character if it can be avoided.)
- The nauseatingly cute mascot who is useless in all battles.

16. Hey! I know you too!
You will also confront/be confronted by at least three of these obligatory antagonists:
- The amazingly good-looking and amazingly evil long-haired prettyboy who may or may not be the ultimate villain.
- The villain's loyal right-hand man, who comes in two versions: humorously incompetent or annoyingly persistent.
- The villain's attractive female henchman, who is the strongest and most competent soldier in the army but always lets the party escape because she's, yes, fallen in love with the hero.
- Your former ally who supposedly "died" and was forgotten about, until much later in the game when he/she shows up again on the villain's side and full of bitterness.
- The irritatingly honorable foe whom you never get to kill because, upon discovering the true nature of his superiors, he either nobly sacrifices himself or joins your party.
- The insane clown or jester who will turn out to be surprisingly difficult to subdue.
- The mad scientist who likes creating mutated creatures and powerful weapons 'cause it's fun (and also handy if uninvited adventurers show up.)
- The adorably cute li'l creature or six year old child who fights you and, inexplicably, kicks your butt time after time.

24. Dimensional Transcendence Principle
Buildings are much, much larger on the inside than on the outside, and that doesn't even count the secret maze of tunnels behind the clock in the basement.

30. Bed Bed Bed
A good night's sleep will cure all wounds, diseases, and disabilities, up to and including death in battle.

31. You can't kill me, I quit. (Seifer Rule)
The good guys never seem to get the hang of actually arresting or killing the bad guys. Minor villains are always permitted to go free so they can rest up and menace you again later -- sometimes five minutes later. Knowing this rule, you can deduce that if you do manage to kill (or force the surrender of) a bad guy, you must be getting near the end of the game.

32. And now you die, Mr. Bond! (Beatrix Rule)
Fortunately for you, the previous rule also applies in reverse. Rather than kill you when they have you at their mercy, the villains will settle for merely blasting you down to 1 hit point and leaving you in a crumpled heap while they stroll off, laughing. (This is, of course, because they're already planning ahead how they'll manipulate you into doing their bidding later in the game -- see Way To Go, Serge.)

56. But they don't take American Express.
Every merchant in the world -- even those living in far-off villages or hidden floating cities cut off from the outside world for centuries, even those who speak different languages or are of an entirely different species -- accepts the same currency.

75.Xenobiology Rule
The predatory species of the world will include representatives of all of the following: giant spiders, giant scorpions, giant snakes, giant beetles, wolves, squid, fish that somehow float in midair, gargoyles, golems, carnivorous plants, chimeras, griffons, cockatrices, hydras, minotaurs, burrowing things with big claws, things that can paralyse you, things that can put you to sleep, things that can petrify you, at least twenty different creatures with poisonous tentacles, and dragons. Always dragons.

77. Dungeon Design 101
There's always goodies hidden behind the waterfall.

80. Wait! That was a load-bearing boss!
Defeating a dungeon's boss creature will frequently cause the dungeon to collapse, which is nonsensical but does make for thrilling escape scenes.

99. You do not talk about Fight Club.
Any fighting tournament or contest of skill you hear about, you will eventually be forced to enter and win.

104. Place transvestite joke here. (Miss Cloud Rule)
If the male lead is required to dress up like a girl for any reason, he will be regarded by everyone as much more attractive than any "real" girl. If the female lead cross-dresses as a man, she will be immediately recognized as who she is by everyone except the male lead and the main villain.

113. Missing Master Hypothesis
Almost every strong physical fighter learned everything he/she knows from some old master or friend. Invariably, the master or friend has since turned evil, been killed, or disappeared without a trace.

114. Missing Master Corollary
If a fighter's master merely disappeared, you will undoubtedly find him/her at some point in your travels. The master will challenge the student to a duel, after which the student will be taught one final skill that the master had been holding back for years.

116. "You couldn't get to sleep either, huh?"
If any character in the game ever meets any other character standing alone at night looking at the moon, those two will eventually fall in love.

124. Dealing with beautiful women, part 1 (Yuffie Rule)
All good-looking young females are there to help you. This rule holds even when the girl in question is annoying, useless, or clearly evil.

125. Dealing with beautiful women, part 2 (Rouge Rule)
All good-looking middle-aged females are out to kill you. This rule holds even when the woman in question has attained your unwavering trust and respect.

128. Law of NPC Relativity (Magus Rule)
Characters can accomplish superhuman physical feats, defeat enemies with one hand tied behind their back and use incredible abilities -- until they join your party and you can control them. Then these wonderful powers all vanish, along with most of their hit points.

136. Gender equality, part 1 (Feena Rule)
Your average female RPG character carries a variety of deadly weapons and can effortlessly hack or magic her way through armies of monsters, killer cyborgs, and mutated boss creatures without breaking a sweat. She may be an accomplished ninja, a superpowered secret agent, or the world's greatest adventurer. However, if one of the game's villains manages to sneak up and grab her by the Standard Female Character Grab Area (her upper arm) she will be rendered utterly helpless until rescued by the hero.

137. Gender equality, part 2 (Tifa Rule)
If any female character, in a burst of anger or enthusiasm, decides to go off and accomplish something on her own without the hero, she will fail miserably and again have to be rescued.

141. "Mommy, why didn't they just use a Phoenix Down on Aeris?"
Don't expect battle mechanics to carry over into the "real world."

170. Poetic Villain Principle (Kefka Rule)
All villains will suddenly become poets, philisophers, and/or dramatic actors when a) they first meet the hero, b) they are about to win or their evil plan is finally ready, c) some major event in the game is about to begin, d) right before the final battle, and e) right before they die, when they will frequently be feeling generous enough to reward you with some homespun wisdom about making the most of life while you have it.

179. Weapon Rule
There's always a hidden creature who is much harder to defeat than even the ultimate bad guy's final, world-annihilating form. It's lucky for all concerned that this hidden creature prefers to stay hidden rather than trying to take over the world himself, because he'd probably win. As a corollary, whatever reward you get for killing the hidden creature is basically worthless because by the time you're powerful enough to defeat him, you don't need it any more.

180. The Ultimate Rule
Anything called "Ultima (whatever)" or "Ultimate (whatever)" isn't. There's always at least one thing somewhere in the world which is even more.

181. Know your audience. (Vyse Rule)
Every woman in the game will find the male lead incredibly attractive.

If you actually read all that and made it this far, I salute you. Now go out and get some fresh air.

Sunday, April 27, 2003

2 days late. Bah.

The Friday Five


1. What was the last TV show you watched?

Smackdown on Thursday. (it's wrestling, folks)

2. What was the last thing you complained about?

Kareem MSN being way too good at basketball. There's no stopping him.

3. Who was the last person you complimented and what did you say?

Wow, this one's tough since I hardly ever compliment anyone. I complimented Keisuke on his crazy ballhandling skills after he went through two people at the park today. And he actually made the layup.

4. What was the last thing you threw away?

The trash at In-N-Out.

5. What was the last website (besides this one) that you visited?

Google. I searched for this program called Stata for Dustin.

Saturday, April 26, 2003

"I'm out! Ow! Friggin' Steve!"
"Oh, oops."


Paintball was okay. It all started with me getting shot by Doosuan, who happened to be my teammate. I guess he got startled when I jumped down into the trench next to him. Nice start. I got shot a lot of times when I was going out of the games. Steve was a little eager beaver with that new marker of his. I thought I would be a little better than I was, but the quality of your paintball marker makes a lot of difference out in the field, and that crappy little rental isn't gonna cut it -- which I learned the hard way. I have a bruise on each thigh (one from Steve and one from Paul Oh), one on my left shoulder (Paul Shin), one on my chest (friendly fire -- courtesy of Doosuan), two on my back (one from Mark and another from unknown), and one on my finger. (by Steve's friend, Bao) All in all it was fun, but I don't think I would go again any time soon, especially before getting my own marker.

We came back to church, then as I pulled out of the parking spot, I hit Jon's Sienna that was parked behind me. I was tired and wasn't paying attention, and so was Dustin who was waving at me as I pulled out. It made a sizable dent on the door, but not a scratch on my Civic. I don't know how much it's going to cost -- we're gonna check with our insurance companies first.

A beautiful end to a painful day.

Thursday, April 24, 2003

Awesome.

Tear


this is my time, this is my tear
I can see clearly now that this is not a place for playing solitaire
tell me where you want me
this is my time, this is my tear
comin' on strong
Baudelaire
seems to me like all the world gets high when you take a dare
let it rise before you
this is my crime

all in all I'm loving every rise and fall
the sun will make and I will take breath to be sure of this
in the end and then all will be forgiven
when surrender rises high and I gave what I came to give
say it now because you never know

devil may cry, devil may care
distiller's got a scream and now I know just why when she's movin' air
can you feel the voltage?
this is my time

California skies got room to spare
this is my time

all in all I'm loving every rise and fall
the sun will make and I will take breath to be sure of this
in the end and then all will be forgiven
when surrender rises high and I gave what I came to give
say it now because you never know
oh never know

take it outside, take it out there
seems to me like all the world gets high when you take a dare
in the final moment
this is my time

all in all I'm loving every rise and fall
the sun will make and I will take breath to be sure of this
in the end and then all will be forgiven
when surrender rises high and I gave what I came to give
say it now because you never know
oh never know

Wednesday, April 23, 2003

"We're entering another world!"


The FF crew and I went down to San Diego to visit David.

But first, we had a little detour at Denise's parents' house in Oceanside to see her "cute" dogs. These "cute" dogs turned out to be chihuahuas giant rats. "Okay let's go." Their house was very nice though.

We drove for another 30 miles to get to David's place. His apartment turned out to be located really close to the place where we had our CCC Christmas conference. We even went to the same exact mall (Fashion Valley) I visited with my buddies back in December. David had a class at 4 till 5:30, so we decided to kill some time at the said mall. After looking around a few stores, the girls thought of a cruel, heinous "game", which I shall not describe any further. They spent the last 30 minutes getting makeovers at some makeup place. Pure joy, my friends. David finally came and rescued me from insanity.

Note to self: Never, ever go to the mall with three girls. Especially when you're the only guy.

We went down to the beach area for dinner. Interesting note: San Diego uses this weird parking meter scheme, where they use this mailbox sort of thing at a parking lot where you insert bills into a little slot designated for your parking spot. And there's no meter. No guard. Nothing. You just park and insert bills with a "bill-sticking stick". Moving on. After walking around a bit, we decided to eat at Moondoggies, a sports bar/grill type of place. Food was okay.

We bid farewell to David and went on our way back home. During the trip back we had a conversation about soulmates for oh, the 65th time. Of course I'm the only one who doesn't believe in soulmates. What a bunch of crap.

Running joke of the day 1: Jane's Spanish pronunciation for regular English words. (i.e. Alkaline Trio into "alkalantrio")
Running joke of the day 2: Denise trying to "silently" blow her nose.
Running joke of the day 3: "WO!"

I went to 24 Hour Fitness and played basketball with Jason, Kareem MSN, and Steve. Jason and Kareem's team dominated the whole time and killed every team they faced. It was no fun playing against them. I made a 3 pointer on Jason though. :) (only 'cause he let me) After basketball, Jason and I had a nice little workout session. The ab-ball was killer. I hate that damn ball. When the hell am I gonna get a six pack?! Never...

It was a nice day. I wish my days were always like this.

"Whoa."


Click and be amused.

Tuesday, April 22, 2003

Gotta love the drama.


Amy and I had our monthly talk about... us. It started out rough, but we pulled through in the end like we always do. Can't hardly wait for the next one.

Solo's hair isn't blond. It's more brown than yellow. I told him to get a haircut.

I bought the Chili Peppers CD today using the Barnes and Nobles gift card I got last Christmas. Including tax, it was like 22 bucks. Normally I would reach over the counter and shake the cashier until he cries "uncle" for charging such an extraordinary amount for a CD, but since it's such a damn fine album, I let it slide. Oh and about the CD -- album of the year. Hands down.

Lakers lost! Hoo-yeh!

Jane pointed me to a job listing for a game tester. I sent them my bare resume. It would be awesome if I can get it -- getting paid to play games, sounds heavenly, doesn't it? The only zit on this girlie is that the company is located in Monterey Park, which is kinda far from here. But if I move out to Diamond Bar or Pomona like I'm supposed to this Summer, the distance would be shortened significantly. We'll see what happens.

There's only 4 more episodes of Buffy left. I followed the show religiously during the early seasons, then kinda lost interest due to... I dunno, let's just say "school". And now it's going to be over in a month. Kinda sad, really.

I'll be heading to San Diego tomorrow with the FF crew. It's been a long time since we all hung out. It'll be a welcome change from the "sit in front of computer, listen to mp3's, play CS, eat, work out @ 3 am, sleep, repeat" cycle that is my so-called-life.

Monday, April 21, 2003

Click me.


Unless you don't like guys rapping in animal suits, you weirdo.

Dogma


"If you're male and you're Christian and living in America, your father is your model for God. And if you never know your father, if your father bails out or dies or is never at home, what do you believe about God?"

I, uhh... hmm.

"What you end up doing is you spend your life searching for a father and God."

Oh.

Friday, April 18, 2003

The Friday Five


1. Who is your favorite celebrity?

Frankie Muniz. Man that guy is so cool. Agent Cody Banks is the best movie of the year. No, best movie EVAR.

2. Who is your least favorite?

Britney Spears. She needs to die. She can't sing. I hate her accent and the way she laughs. And she ain't even all that pretty. Sorry Andy, but you got bad taste.

3. Have you ever met or seen any celebrities in real life?

I saw Michael Olowakandi after the Clippers game. But he doesn't count.

4. Would you want to be famous? Why or why not?

I'd rather just be rich. I like my privacy.

5. If you had to trade places with a celebrity for a day, who would you choose and why?

Les Claypool, 'cause then I'd be the best damn bassist in the world. For a day.

"My life needs a rewind/erase button."


I uploaded some pictures I have to this site. Go and check 'em out you big stalker.

Thursday, April 17, 2003

Warning Sign


a warning sign
I missed the good part then I realized
I started looking and the bubble burst
I started looking for excuses

come on in
I've got to tell you what a state I'm in
I've got to tell you in my loudest tones
that I started looking for a warning sign

when the truth is
I miss you
yeah the truth is
that I miss you so

a warning sign
you came back to haunt me and I realized
that you were an island and I passed you by
you were an island to discover

come on in
I've got to tell you what a state I'm in
I've got to tell you in my loudest tones
that I started looking for a warning sign

when the truth is
I miss you
yeah the truth is
that I miss you so
and I'm tired
I should not have let you go
no

so I crawled back into your open arms
yes I crawled back into your open arms
and I crawled back into your open arms
yes I crawled back into your open arms

"She'll be back."


This, unlike the previous teaser trailer, actually doesn't make this movie look like crap.

"I hope ya'll come back next year."


Da Clips were magnificent.

Eric, Dooj, Paul, Dustin, J. Lo, David, and I went to the Staples Center tonight to watch the final Clippers game of the season. They had a very disappointing season, and tonight they faced Portland. We naturally expected for them to lose, but noooooooo we were wrong. Lamar Odom played like his old, awesome self. Man, if he would just stay healthy and off the doobie, he would be an All-Star. Elton Brand was solid as usual. His dunk on Saboner was friggin' fantastic. My man Jaric hit a couple of nice three's. Even Big Wang got into the mix. The game was pretty close 'till the 4th quarter, then the Clips took over and put on a show. After the game, we went down to the courtside seats (we sat in the nosebleeds). The court looks so big on TV, but when we went down to it, it was pretty much the same as the one in 24 Hour Fitness, only the three-point line was farther out. Anyway we went down there -- checked out the dancers, the Clippers announcer (with a moustache) walked right by me and Dustin, and we saw Michael Olowakandi, the big untalented goof that's been injured for like 6 months. Eric got his hat signed by the big goof after waiting for 10 minutes. Then we took a picture outside of the Staples Center like the gay Asian tourists that we are.

That's probably going to be my highlight of the week month.

Tuesday, April 15, 2003

Kawaii!!


I dreamed that I took a trip to Japan with the FF crew. We walked throughout Tokyo, checking out various stores and junk, then stopped at a train station. I was looking at the map when I noticed there were pictures on the side -- pictures of us. More specifically, the pictures we took at San Francisco couple of years ago. I grabbed David and made him look at it, but he didn't seem to fazed at all. Why the hell are our pictures up there? Are we famous or something? Then something else happened, and the dream turned into a suspense thriller. It involved a chase, and a hospital. Whatever.

Monday, April 14, 2003

Mr. Ripley


I didn't even know about this talent show thing at church until last Friday, when Denise asked me to be in it. She must have been really desperate 'cause at the time there were only like two acts. I was against the idea at first because I didn't want to do anything alone. But after talking to Dooj and Dustin, we decided to participate. We definitely want to do a song, but we're not sure about the song itself. If we can get a couple more people, we can have a full band. I dunno. There's about 3 weeks so I guess we have some time to figure it out.

Everybody is getting into paintball, thanks to Adrian and Paul. I haven't fully fallen into their little web of paintball hype -- I'll reserve my judgment until I actually get to play two weeks from now. I'm sure it'll be fun but I don't think I'll be willing to shell out hundreds of dollars for gear. Where the hell am I going to get the money anyway? Which reminds me -- ADRIAN YOU OWE ME MONEY! :)

Speaking of music videos,


the one for Coldplay's "The Scientist" is awesome. Go check it out if you haven't seen it.

Sunday, April 13, 2003

The Friday Five


... posted on Sunday. Ahem.

1. What was the first band you saw in concert?

That would be Weezer.

2. Who is your favorite artist/band now?

Ditto.

3. What's your favorite song?

Of all time? No friggin' clue.

For right now? "Can't Stop" by Red Hot Chili Peppers. It kicks you and your mom's ass.

4. If you could play any instrument, what would it be?

Guitar. Seriously, I don't know how to play. I suck pretty bad. And drums.

5. If you could meet any musical icon (past or present), who would it be and why?

Jimi freakin' Hendrix. And I would ask him to give me guitar lessons. In turn, I would teach him how to play videogames.

Saturday, April 12, 2003

One time I leave the cell phone at home...


... and then people decide to call me.

Thursday, April 10, 2003

"Final" trailer for The Matrix Reloaded is out.


So what the hell are you waiting for? Go see it!

78 Stone Wobble


I was always told that you have to have the balls to break down
now I'm older I'm not too sure
I was always told that you had to have the high to low down
an expert told me back in the war

open-hearted surgery never works
so eat your words or hide 'em in the dirt
'cause I don't need nobody to know me
I don't want nobody to know

'cause I don't want nobody to know me
I don't need nobody to know

I don't need nobody to show me

Wednesday, April 09, 2003

"You want recon, I'M YOUR MAN!"


Today was the annual "Steak Day" at Kim MSN's home for our small group. Actually we do it more than once a year, but who cares. Anyway we had lots of meat, ice cream, fruits, and snacks. I'm usually not totally full after meals, but tonight I was. I couldn't move for a while. After dinner we talked about a lot of things: the war in Iraq, the basketball tournament at the upcoming church picnic, old action movie stars, etc. Oh, and paintball. People from EM and youth group will be going to play on the Saturday before the picnic. I wasn't really planning on going -- I'm friggin' broke. But after all that talk about shooting people, I got really excited about it. Damn you Adrian. Paul, Adrian, John, and Doos all have their own guns, so they'll be kicking arse all day. Damn you guys.

I've been getting fed really well this week. Monday -- Korean BBQ at Dooj's house. Tuesday -- Rubio's on Michelle's mom. Today -- see previous paragraph. God's taking care of me.

Tuesday, April 08, 2003

"Wake me up when it's done."


Another Tuesday, another sweep ticket. Damn you Buena Park.

I went to Garden Grove to see my uncle, but he wasn't at his studio. I guess he was out for lunch. What a waste of gas. I spent the rest of the day at Michelle's house, fixing her DSL problem. Sam (aka Eric's fob, aka fob #2) supposedly was there every day last week trying to make it work, but the only thing he managed to do was mess up Windows XP on the brand new computer so that it won't boot up. Nice. After a while, I got it to work, and Michelle's mom treated me to dinner. I chose Rubio's. We saw Simon and his new girlfriend there, and we also saw Steve and his girlfriend mom.

I talked to Grace. She seems to be having a good time in South Africa, what with all those "ticked off" baboons screaming around. Just remember to stay off the water, Gracie.

I've been working out at 3 am these days. It's cool 'cause the place is practically empty, so I have all the machines to myself. No people = no one to make fun of my weak sauce attempt at gaining mass.

BrokenMovement (10:38:55 PM): man
BrokenMovement (10:38:56 PM): i'm hungry
DBones80 (10:39:02 PM): dude
DBones80 (10:39:03 PM): me too
BrokenMovement (10:39:16 PM): remember our in n out runs?
DBones80 (10:39:19 PM): HAHAHAHA
BrokenMovement (10:39:22 PM): hahaha
DBones80 (10:39:23 PM): I WAS JUST ABOUT TO SAY THAT!
BrokenMovement (10:39:26 PM): hahahahaha
DBones80 (10:39:26 PM): HAHAAHAHA
DBones80 (10:39:30 PM): man
BrokenMovement (10:39:32 PM): never fails
DBones80 (10:39:33 PM): it's scary man
BrokenMovement (10:39:34 PM): we still have it

sunny days, oh where have you gone?

Monday, April 07, 2003

Fight Test


I thought I was smart
I thought I was right
I thought it better not to fight
I thought there was a virtue in always being cool
so it came time to fight
I thought I'll just step aside
and that the time will prove you wrong
and that you would be a fool

I don't know where the sunbeams end and the starlight begins
it's all a mystery

oh to fight is to defend
if it's not now then tell me when would be the time
that you would stand up and be a man
for to lose I could accept
but to surrender I just wept
and regretted this moment
oh that
I was the fool

I don't know where the sunbeams end and the starlight begins
it's all a mystery
and I don't know how a man decides what's right for his own life
it's all a mystery

'cause I'm a man, not a boy
and there are things you can't avoid
you have to face them
when you're not prepared to face them
if I could, I would
but you're with him, now it'd do no good
I should've fought him
but instead I let him
I let him take it

I don't know where the sunbeams end and the starlight begins
it's all a mystery
and I don't know how a man decides what's right for his own life
it's all a mystery

Sunday, April 06, 2003

Resident Evil


I came back home right after the jr high service ended. The praise was pretty cool -- I actually heard singing, even from the guys. I couldn't fall asleep last night, then finally conked out at 5 am. Of course I lost an hour for daylight savings, so I only got about 3 hours in. I kept dozing off during service, so I just came home to rest. I just woke up now. I had like 4 missed calls. I guess I had to preside at the EM service today. Darn. I HATE PRESIDING. Anyway, now I have a huge headache, and my eyes are all puffy. It's like I have a hangover. Or something.

Saturday, April 05, 2003

"Come here you little girl!"


Today consisted of:

- EM leaders/servants meeting
- lunch at Chili's
- Phone Booth
- staring at Albertsons girl; she looked back at us for a second -- for that one second, the world was a beautiful place.
- BBQ at Dooj's
- Hero
- "snippies"

I'll be leading praise again tomorrow after a two-week break. I also lose an hour of sleep due to daylight saving. Gah...

Friday, April 04, 2003

The Friday Five


1. How many houses/apartments have you lived in throughout your life?

I moved around a lot when I was little. Well I wasn't no Army brat, but we still moved more than anyone really needed to, and I can't count the amount.

2. Which was your favorite and why?

The house in Garden Grove. It should be obvious -- I always dream about the place. That's the house we lived in when I came here from Korea, and even after we left, we ended up coming back to that house when I was in 8th grade and ended up staying there until my junior year in high school. I think that's the longest I've stayed in one place. And it really felt like home. Really comfortable. I'm gonna try to buy back that place when I have the money (and credit).

3. Do you find moving house more exciting or stressful? Why?

Honestly, moving sucks. Packing sucks. Unpacking sucks. The only time I felt excited about moving was when I moved out on my own (with Adrian), 'cause what else -- freedom!

4. What's more important, location or price?

They're both important. But price ultimately is the deciding factor, I think.

5. What features does your dream house have (pool, spa bath, big yard, etc.)?

DSL and cable. That's pretty much all I really need.

Thursday, April 03, 2003

Slow


The fast is over.

After much comtemplating (5 seconds), I've decided to listen to the unreleased Coldplay song I've been dying to hear. I think I downloaded it on the second day of the fast, and I don't know how many times I was tempted to just double click on the damn mp3. Of course after all this hype, there's no way the song can live up to it, but I think it's still pretty dang good. Honestly, have you heard a bad Coldplay song?

I Ran Away
(only released in the U.K. as a B-side -- lyrics may not be 100% accurate)

one, two, three, well

I ran away from you
that's all I ever do
and though I started here
I ran away from you
I'm gonna come on in
and see it through

I ran away from you
that's all I ever do
and when I heard you call
to come back to me
and though I should stay
I don't have the stomach to

everyone I know says I'm a fool mess with you
everyone I know says it's a stupid thing to do
I have your love on call
and yet my day is not so full
there might be nothing left to do
so I ran away from you

I'm gonna come on in
my eyes are closed
I can feel it there
the sun's so close
I'm gonna come on out
and burn the sky

a star arose in my own cage
I'm stuck in line and in a cage
just a single star I sing for

everyone I know says I'm a fool mess with you
everyone I know says it's a stupid thing to do
I have your love on call
and yet my day is not so full
and I did not know what to do
and so I ran away from you

Wednesday, April 02, 2003

Dreams


1: I got a job at a gas station as the cashier. I had a gray uniform and scooped ice cream for customers. I don't remember if I did any actual "cashiering." Then Steve, Dooj, and James came in. Steve asked if anyone wanted to trade for his Acura TL (it's actually his mom's). No one really said anything, so I said I would. I think I woke up before I got in my new car.

2: I was at my old house in Garden Grove, the empty room in the corner specifically. I played Game Boy Advanced on TV. Too good to be true? It's actually possible.

Test: The Gender Test.

Auction: Haunted doll.

Tuesday, April 01, 2003

"Well, I have to admit that things are really starting to look up for me since my life turned to shit."


Not having a job rules.

I can sleep as much as I want. I was supposed to see my uncle today, but I woke up at noon, so no go. I have so much time, yet I don't do anything. I started on a new game last night, Post Mortem,and finished it earlier tonight. Seriously, that's all I did. That, and listen to music. I listened through all the songs that I put on Amy's CD. I can pretty much play "He," though I've bastardized it a bit. I need a second person on the acoustic to make it sound better.

Sudden thought: Weren't we supposed to have a rally this month? Weren't we supposed to lead praise for Ignite? Weren't we supposed to have THE revival this month? Are these things still in plan? Am I still even on the praise team? I have no idea what's going on.

On the other hand, I have TOO MUCH time. I do absolutely nothing. I accomplish absolutely nothing. How the hell am I going to survive? I can't even read the bible -- I lost it a month ago. Well I can always read it online. I haven't worked out since last Tuesday(?) Now I'm debating whether to go work out or not. I wonder if Steve's working tonight. If he is, he won't be able to work out with me. Gah... Maybe I'll watch a DVD. Haven't seen Se7en in a while...

Not having a job sucks.

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