Thursday, September 30, 2004


I came across a link for something to do if you're truly bored (like Ben and I evidently were). No, it's not the ASCII table (that's really boring), but the little mouse games on the right hand side -- the "How Quick Are You" thing and the "click as many squares as you can" game. I spent about 20 minutes on the first one trying to anticipate in advance the red light (isn't that what those sprinters do?) and totally fluked out an incredible 0.04 normal times are about 0.2 unfortunately.

I can't seem to do well in the second one, but have fun...


Wednesday, September 29, 2004


I hate being sick. I hate buying useless medicine. Tonight's useless medicine is called Benylin Chest Congestion. Tastes like shit but I admit my throat feels a bit better. Too bad my nose is still a waterfall. At least I have Thursday off so I can relax at home....although I suspect Lily will probably call me for lunch, and who am I to pass up lunch with a beautiful girl?

Sneak Preview on the Apprentice: "The Last Supper" -- A restaurant-business assignment leads to a food fight between the teams. Not surprisingly, one of the teams also uses sex as a weapon....well I hope it's the women's team.

Stay Tuned (for another five years)

I've set myself a goal. Five years from now (on September 28, 2009), or sooner, I will be one of the floor managers at the casino where I work. Now this is a very tough-to-reach goal, but it's something to look forward to, because I think if I keep at it I will reach it. And hopefully by then I'll be married and all that.

Meanwhile, I'm still stuck with a sore throat. I wasted money on some Cepacol Sore Throat Spray. What kind of crap is this? Instead, most of the day I drank Nyquil. Now I'm tired.

I have an early start at work tomorrow (today) at 4pm so I'll keep it short. Hello and goodbye to all.

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Ho Hum

After my miserable night at work, I am rewarded in the morning with a sore throat, which led to a pretty boring and depressing day. Work sucks, relationships suck, everything sucks. Do things necessarily get better?

I have to pick myself up and get my life going. Time is not on my side, and I still haven't really decided what to do with my life yet. Hopefully soon.

And to Tiff: As you have wished me luck with HER, I shall similarly wish you luck with HIM

Monday, September 27, 2004

More Suspicions

I don't think I understand women now, maybe somebody can enlighten me.

As mentioned in previous blog entries, a number of people at work have found it fun to try to set me up with you know who. The thing I can't understand is that Anna has told SOME people that she does not have a boyfriend and yet, has told OTHER people that she DOES. So what does that mean? Does no mean yes or does yes mean no? The silly thing now is, I could go right ahead and ask her, and whatever answer she gives... would she be telling the truth?

On a different note, I had after-work pho with two dealers from work. Yes, both were girls. And yes, both were pretty cute too. But both are quite young. Uh oh, here we go again.

It was a tough night at work. I made a stupid mistake that may or may not have gotten me into a bit of trouble. As usual, I was pissed off for the rest of the night, because one of my weaknesses is that I always let stupid mistakes affect me. I was out of focus and was really glad the night was over, and I guess especially glad that I got to hang out after work.

Friday, September 24, 2004


Something strange is going on at work. I could swear one of the floor managers at work (Andy) is actively trying to set me up with you know who. I hope he succeeds. She dissed me again after work. Mind you, it was like 6:15 in the morning and she said she was tired. Who the hell wouldn't be tired at 6 in the morning? Perhaps tomorrow.

I do sense that she's actually showing a bit of interest, and is currently in the midst of the obligatory "playing hard to get" portion of the chase. I assume this is all in the "Girls Book of How to Land a Guy". Poor girl has been limping as well, evidently she fell and scraped her little knee a few days ago.

By the way, WELCOME BACK Tiff! Did you have fun at camp? Enjoy your science walk and square dancing?

Thursday, September 23, 2004

You're Fired

Ooh, Bill's back next week on the Apprentice, the show was pretty cool tonight. I can't wait for Crest Vanilla Mint Toothpaste to come out. Hopefully they'll do another show in one of the casinos like last year.

Meanwhile, tonight is an ugly midnight-6:30am shift, but after a while you get used to them. OK time for a shower.

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Terrible Tuesday

Actually it wasn't that terrible, didn't do much on my day off except to take it easy. I got my "Color Wheel" today that I'd ordered from eBay for a couple of bucks. Interesting little contraption that's supposed to tell you what colors match with each other.

I have three days to finish an evaluation for one of the employees at work (part of my job as a pit boss at the casino), and unfortunately it's not going to be a good one. However, that's part of the job it can't be all a bed of roses.

Tiffy, I hope you have a fun time at camp, it will be kinda boring for a couple of days without that emu picture. Maybe I'll bug Ben for a few days (what the hell does 9-7-5-3 mean anyways?).

On a side note, THE STAR WARS TRILOGY just came out on DVD! At last! Too bad it's like almost 70 friggin dollars.

Manic Monday

It's a good thing I don't really take my chess seriously these days, because I suck at it. What a heartbreaking loss in the last round to Alexandra Botez's father. I was dead lost out of the opening, but managed to wiggle my way into a drawn opposite color Bishop's ending, only to make a boner move with about 2 minutes left in sudden death. How did the rest of you kids do?

I also lost $95 playing Mah Jongg tonight (kids, don't gamble, it's evil). Oh well, one more day off and then it's back to the grind. Hopefully Lily will call me for lunch, we haven't gone for a while. I'd swear she's snobbing me these days for some reason. We've gone from two or three lunches a week to not even one last week.

Meanwhile, here's a funny little link where you answer a bunch of questions and then out pops a celebrity that is considered your dream date. Have fun...


Sunday, September 19, 2004

Chess Results?

Well how did my fellow chess-playing bloggers do? I had to leave early for work so I didn't get a chance to watch the end of any games. Tiff seemed to be gaining an advantage against that guy and Mr. Daswani had quite the attack on the Yipster. Did you both win?

I guess I'll see you both at the Grand Prix if I manage to get my ass out of bed.

Saturday, September 18, 2004

I'm Too Sexy For My Shirt

I've now been back at work at the casino for three months now so technically I've passed my probation, but it's not official yet. They may extend my probation because sometimes they like to do that just so I'll try harder. But everything should be OK.

Strange, but today two different people complimented me on my shirt and tie combo (light green shirt, green patterned tie) with my brown Armani. Or perhaps it was the new cologne that I bought. The gay fellow at the counter suggested the ever subtle Thierry Mugler cologne and since it came in a set with your standard body gel and lotion (all for only $60) I bought it. Either it was too subtle or it didn't work, because I asked the manager to "sniff" me and she didn't smell anything.

Anyways, on another note, it seems that both Anna and I have Mondays and Tuesdays off for the next two weeks. Time to plan something...dinner, movie, chess (hah, sure), karaoke, who knows. Actually tonight I was a bit snobbish towards here, not because I was pissed off at her, but tonight I concentrated on work for once.

Well it's late (or early depending on one's perspective) so I bid my friends adieu for now. Tiffy and Benny, see you at chess.

Thursday, September 16, 2004

Are you in Love?

Just because I read it(on another site), now I have to pass this on:

When you are together with that someone,
you pretend to ignore that person. But when that
special someone is not around, you might look
around to find them.
At that moment you are in love.

Although there is someone else who always
makes you laugh, your eyes and attention might
only go to that special someone.
Then you are in love.

Although that special was supposed to have
called you long back, to let you know of their
safe arrival, your phone is quiet. You are
desperately waiting for that call!
At that moment you are in love.

If you are much more excited for one short e-
mail from that special someone than other many
long e-mails,
you are in love.

When you find yourself as one who cannot erase
all the messages in your answering machine
because of one message from that special
someone, you are in love.

When you get a couple of free movie tickets, you
would not hesitate to think of that special
someone, you are in love.

You keep telling yourself, "that special someone
is just a friend", but you still cannot avoid
that person's special attraction. At that
moment, you are in love.

While you are reading this page, if someone
appears in your mind, then you are in love with
that person.

***copy this and paste in2 ur bulletin board..if
u dun u will hav bad luck in ur luv life***

Movie Nights

Two nights, two movies....
Last night (after work) I went to see Resident Evil: Apocalypse with my friend Albert. What a complete and utter waste of time. Don't waste your money, folks.

Tonight I went to see Hero with Jet Li and a bunch of famous Chinese actors. Much better. The story was a bit confusing but the setting, scenery and effects were amazing. Plus you got a really nice love story, which I am a sucker for. Not as sad as Titanic or The Notebook or Ghost, but it was nice nevertheless.

And now after a day off, it's back to the grind tomorrow. At last someone will be there. Then again, she might not if she's been sent to another location. Gee, I can't seem to stop thinking about her, does this mean I'm

Song of the Day

When I was young
I never needed anyone
And makin’ love was just for fun
Those days are gone

Livin’ alone
I think of all the friends I’ve known
But when I dial the telephone
Nobody’s home

All by myself
Don’t wanna be, all by myself anymore
All by myself
Don’t wanna live, all by myself anymore

Hard to be sure
Some times I feel so insecure
And love so distant and obscure
Remains the cure

-- All By Myself (Eric Carmen)

Thank You Fairy Godmother

It was a rather uneventful day at work in Coquitlam. I managed to get there just in time for my noon-start shift, and they even told me not to start until 12:15, so I got a little break beforehand (as it turned out I didn't finish until 8:15pm so no difference).

It was about 5 or so when during my pacing among my four tables (each supervisor usually has four tables to watch) when I began thinking/daydreaming about Anna for the 629th time (to tell you the truth, most of the day I was thinking/daydreaming about the said Anna), wondering what she's doing now, wondering how I can best approach my attempt to capture her heart. And then, as if my Fairy Godmother (if I had one) suddenly waved her wand, Anna walked out of the breakroom. I just had to laugh and shake my head. I smiled and said hi. I would do more but then my four tables would be at the mercy of all those players.

Luckily for me there were no disputes and problems, because I sure lost my concentration. But for a few brief hours of my life, I was content again.

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

How Well Do You Know Me?

I found this on another site I frequent, so for the one or two people who actually read my blog, if you have nothing better to do you can try to answer these questions about me...

Subject: fill it in.. do it!!!
Message: Fill in the blanks about ME (if you
time) &
send it back to me (use REPLY!!!) but, first
a blank one out to all your friends so they can
return the favor to you.

Be honest or just be as funny as you can,
really cool to get back, you might find out
something you had never realized before. It
only takes a few minutes, so just do it!!

1st - send this survey to everyone you know to
see how well they know you...

2nd - fill this survey out about the person who
sent it to you and send back to them...this time
different! hahaha! i'm sure you'll have fun
reading what your friends think of you!
So, do u really know me? and what do you
think of me huh?

1. My name:

2. Where did we meet?

3. Take a stab at my middle name:

4. How long have you known me?

5. How well do you know me?

6. Do I smoke?

7. Do I believe in God?

8. When you first saw me..

9. My age?

10. Birthday?

11. Hair color?

12. Eye color?

13. Do I have any siblings?

14. Have you ever had a crush on me?

15. What's one of my favorite things to do?

16. Do you remember one of the 1st things I
said to you?

17. What's my favorite type of music?

18. What is the best feature about me?

19. Am I shy or outgoing?

20. Would you say I am funny?

21. Am I a rebel or do I follow all the

22. Any special talents?

23. Would you consider me a friend?

24. Would you call me preppy, slutty, a
homie, average, sporty, punk, hippie, glam,
nerdy, snobby, silent, raver, or rocker, or
something else?

25. Have you ever seen me cry?

26. If there was one good nickname for me,
what would it be?

27. Are my parents still together?

28. What/Who do I love?

29. Have i ever told you I liked you?

30. Have I ever been in love?

31. When was the last time we spent time

32. What is my favorite food?

33. My favorite movie?

34. Do i have a pet?

35. Do you think i'm cool?

36. When we're together, are you proud of

37. Am i the type you'd want to marry?

38. If, in one hour, I'll be gone forever...what
will be your last words for me?

Now What?

What an idiot I am, for no apparent reason after the hockey game I decided to take a nap. I got up at 10:30pm and I've been wide awake since then. This sucks because I got called into a shift in Coquitlam tomorrow at 1pm. Well nothing a trip to Starbucks can't cure...haven't had my Casino Special for a while. In case anybody's wondering, I get a shot of espresso in a regular cup and poor Coca Cola into it. Tastes like shit but it wakes you up. Mind you, now I'm into a Triple Con Panna with caramel sauce.

Where the hell is the Color Wheel that I ordered from eBay?

Wow, my second consecutive post with no mention of much for that.

Tuesday, September 14, 2004


This entry is just to say thank you to a good friend that I've only known since this year. She likes ducks and emus, and unfortunately our musical tastes are quite different. There does seem to be one group (Maroon 5) that we both seem to like. She has given amazing insight into many of my problems, so thanks!

Monday, September 13, 2004

Just Another Night (not)

"If at first you don't succeed...."

The night was too weird to properly put into perspective, and I am so tired...but I did promise a young lady (EMU POWER?) I would update my blog so here goes.

I was going to write a note to enclose with the rose but things were so rushed I didn't manage. It's silly because Anna doesn't really know if the rose is for her and who it's from. Anyways, she didn't really say much and actually put the rose into a little vase and put it on the breakroom table (does that mean anything). Then, when I came to work, I found out (through mixed messages) that Anna was going on holiday next week for 2 weeks on a cruise! Eeek! Two weeks without her? For no apparent reason the first few hours at work were stressful and my mind was not at work. Luckily there were no big problems that occurred.

Then I found out that Anna was going on a cruise NEXT YEAR. Meanwhile, the floor managers were conspiring together to set Anna and me up. One of them had asked Anna out for Vietnamese noodles after work (and was planning to suddenly change her plans so it would end up being just the two of us), but in the end, it wasn't meant to be. I am now at home updating my blog so for tonight, my quest is still ongoing.

However, I have not given up, but I do have to plan everything. I know that she knows I like her now (enough people have told her) so now the plan is to actually capture her heart, which will of course be difficult. But, to quote some of my favorite quotes:

No guts no glory
Live or die
It's better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all

Now I need some sleep.

Sunday, September 12, 2004

Tune in Tomorrow

Well I did it and....

I had contemplated buying Anna a surprise gift for some time (like a secret admirer thing, although I'm sure it wouldn't be much of a secret) and today (well last night based on the time of this post) I decided to buy her a single red rose to put in her locker, which I did. Then the weirdness started.

When I got to work I quickly put the rose in her locker, as according to the schedule she was working in 30 minutes (it was 7:40pm at this time). Then I went out to work, and found out that the loveliest of lovelies was call in to work in Richmond. Damn. So now there's a rose in her locker which I assumed would remain until the next night when hopefully she was working at the location.

Little did I know that her Richmond shift was at 11pm or something like that, and I found out from someone that she had run into get her badge from her locker in a mad rush. Now the tough part: She WAS in a rush because I assume she had to get to work on time. From what "eyewitnesses" saw, she was frantically searching for her badge and since this rose was in the way, she threw it on the table, got her badge and rushed out. somebody put the rose on top of the locker. When I found out, I put the rose back in her locker. Now the following thoughts and questions are in my mind:

a) Should I make anything of the fact she threw the rose on the table? This can be interpreted as i) she was in a big rush ii) she thought it was a joke iii) she hates my guts. The silly thing was since I assumed she was to work at the location, I did NOT leave a note.

b) We are scheduled for the same start time tomorrow (well Sunday) so should I write a note now? She's going to go to work and find the same rose in her locker

c) There's no turning back now, I'm worried I did the wrong thing

Well, I guess the courtship continues on Sunday night, so stay tuned everyone.

Thursday, September 09, 2004

Dating for Dummies

I had an early and short shift at work today (4pm-10pm) and only got a brief glimpse of Anna, but as usual she looked ravishing. Whether it's good or bad, certain people know of my feelings for her, and want to help me capture her heart. While I am flattered that people want to help, I'm of course weary that all this can backfire on me. All I know so far is that when one of my "secret agents" told Anna that I really liked her, she giggled and said "Oh no he doesn't". OK you budding psychologists, what does that mean?

Monday, September 06, 2004

In the Presence of Beauty

Most of my shift at work yesterday was on roulette, supervising the loveliest of lovely casino dealers (I'm sure you can guess who that would be). She seemed nervous and was making some silly mistakes (am I that charming?), but who am I to nitpick?

A funny thing happened near the end of the night, my ex-roommate (who I ALSO had a crush on at one point) was playing on the other roulette table. Ooh, beautiful women everywhere, how lucky can one guy get?

Sunday, September 05, 2004


After a wonderful week working at the Coquitlam Casino, it's time to go back to the Holiday Inn with less players, less tips, and a much quieter atmosphere (which I hate). In 5 shifts of Coquitlam, I'll probably make as much tips as I would have in 7 or 8 shifts here. Oh well, that's the way it goes.

I'm debating on whether to apply for a transfer to Richmond or Coquitlam (the latter is my preference but is much farther so I'll have to take that into consideration). Meanwhile I wonder how bad the Holiday Inn will get.

Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Party Pics

If anybody is interested, pictures from the last casino party I went to are at the link below. Check out the strange guy with no clothes in some pictures, oh, that's me. The lovely Anna is in some of the pictures, you can have fun trying to figure out who she is (hint: wearing black and good at playing with casino chips).

I sure know how to attract girls eh?