Sunday, October 31, 2004

Dressing Up

Evidently we are allowed to dress up on Hallowe'en night so I have about 15 hours to decide what I should wear. I've been "hinting" that I need some high heels, hmmm. I remember once I dressed in drag and it was difficult trying to find size 10 high heels. Any ideas? Maybe I'll just go with the standard Elvis outfit.

Meanwhile, I had 45 minutes OT tonight, no big deal. It's extra money any way you look at it. Time to do a bit of surfing before bed.

Did we all set our clocks back?

Saturday, October 30, 2004


So much for my two days off, time sure flies when you're doing nothing. I did get to run a few errands today, coffee with Sam, buying a new pair of shoes, picking up the Armani ties I bought on eBay, and having dinner at Osaka Teppanyaki Restaurant with Henry Chiu (some of you may know him). Came home to watch The Apprentice (missed it last night) and now just being a couch potato.

Anyways, in case I don't talk to you Tiff, have a great time you know where! Maybe you'll meet a cute little boy over there or something. Hee hee.

Friday, October 29, 2004

I'm So "Ronery"

I went to see Team America: World Police with Albert tonight, the movie was hilarious! Sure it was sexist and racist, but who cares. My two favorite scenes was when the Korean dictator sang his "I'm So Lonely" song and the speech at the end was hilarious (the one with the Dicks, P*ssies and *ssholes).

But since there are children reading this blog, be warned there is nudity and sexual situations (even if they are between two puppets).

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

I Won Again!

Before my shift in Coquitlam last night at 11pm, Mei called me up to play bingo in Surrey from 6:30pm to about 10pm. I wasn't too excited to go considering I find bingo incredibly boring. But based on my winning streak I thought I'd give it a shot.
Well I managed to get TWO bingos! As it was, I spent about $49 but got back $161, not bad. I wonder what I should gamble on tonight to continue the streak.

Sunday, October 24, 2004

I Won!

Strange that I'm mixing incredible luck with incredible frustration (at work). Today, I just won $550 in the football pool at work! There is one more game tomorrow but I am in first place by 2 so I can't be caught!

But unfortunately there is work itself, and after last night's problems I don't really want to go to work tonight. But of course, what choice do I have?

Hope you guys had fun in the Pairs tournament, but I was just to tired to go.

Work Sucks

I had a miserable day at work. It must be bad when I don't even notice Anna. I won't bore everyone with the details but suffice to say people (both players and staff) put me into a really shitty mood. Mistakes were made and certain staff (rather than accept responsbility) decided to blame me. But I wouldn't have any of that. In the end, I practically took matters into my own hands and pretty much managed the running of the casino on my own. It was almost as if management had an inkling was testing me since they knew I would apply for the relief floor manager position.

Nevertheless, it was a day I would rather forget.
On another note, I won $10 on Lotto 6/49 on Saturday to continue my lottery streak.

Saturday, October 23, 2004

Better Than Nothing

I got five numbers out of seven in the Super 7 yesterday! In total, I managed to win $168.50 for an $8 investment, not bad! I can't believe I only won $168 though, I mean the odds of getting 5 numbers out of 7 (47 numbers to choose) isn't exactly easy. Oh well, better than nothing.

Today I took my cousin to Aberdeen Mall and went to that Daiso place, the huge store where everything is $2. Tiff, I think you'd be in heaven there. I bought a couple of pens and miscellaneous stuff for....$2 each. Some things there are not worth $2, while some things are incredible deals at $2.

Anyways, now we're going to Shabusen for dinner with his friend and wife, then I have my wonderful midnight shift. Toodle loo.

Friday, October 22, 2004

Work Work Work

Strangely, a number of my fellow supervisors asked me if I was applying for the Relief Floor Manager position, almost as if they thought I should get it or something. Or perhaps they are just nosy. Anyhow, I have three days to put my application together, so we'll see what happens.

Meanwhile I'm so tired from my graveyard shift yesterday; luckily I had today off but I spent most of it with my cousin visiting from Toronto. Tomorrow I'll be out probably the whole day with him and my Grandma, before a dreaded 12am shift. Yuk.

Thursday, October 21, 2004

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Against All Odds

There is a position available at the casino for a relief floor manager. The floor manager/relief floor manager is in charge of the running of the casino games (whereas the shift manager is more in charge of the technical aspects, and is the "boss" of the floor manager). Anyways, I've decided to apply, even though I am facing fairly impossible odds (slim and none, etc.). However, who would have thought that the Boston Red Sox would beat the New York Yankees after being down 3-0?

Realistically I don't have much of a chance, but if anything, my application is part of a plan; this way Head Office at least knows I am interested, and in the future I may have a better chance. And of course, if the planets are aligned correctly, perhaps a miracle can happen. Who knows.

Time to touch up my resume and write one hell of a cover letter. "Yo yo, gimme the job, yo"...OK maybe not.

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

I'm Hungry

Went to the television preview thing with Glenn. There were about 100 other people there, much more than I had expected. We got to preview two shows.

The first was called Soulmates. The premise was a woman who runs into a guy that she evidently had a past with in a past life (if you believe in that stuff). The guy has a lot of secrets that he keeps from the woman and in the end, he leaves her but leaves a note which says he loves her but she shouldn't look for him. Anyways, it was a great idea but I don't know if it can become a series. Nevertheless I gave it a thumbs up.

The second was called City, a sitcom starring Valerie Harper, who plays a city manager. It had some funny spots but basically it was just another sitcom, nothing special, so I gave it a thumbs down.

There were door prizes (6 in all) and Glenn managed to win one of them. Lucky SOB.

Anyways, I also want to add that tonight, I had dinner at 6pm with Glenn. Then when the preview was over Glenn drove me home at around 10....and I was bored so I went to a restaurant near my place and ate a chicken steak. I came home and was MSN'ing with Tiff and my friend Sam when Albert calls me and says he's outside and wants to go grab a bite. Hmm, so we went to Knight & Day and I found out that Tuesdays is All You Can Eat I ate like three plates of ribs. Three meals in 7 hours, I rule.

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Work in the Boonies

As it turned out I did drive to Coquitlam, as I took too long to get ready. I only managed to get to work about 10 minutes before my shift so I was cutting it close. The graveyard shift came and went without any major problems, and the drive home at 5:30 in the morning was quite peaceful.

Today is a day off but I'm going to that television preview thing with Glenn. I wonder what two (new) shows we'll be previewing. All they've said is that there will be two 30-minute clips.

Hmm, looks like Belle and Philip are going to do the nasty soon on Days of Our Lives.....

Monday, October 18, 2004


Tonight is my last night in Coquitlam (three total) and last night wasn't exactly the best. I forgot to lock one of the tables and almost got into major shit. In fact, I'm sure there's a note of it somewhere.

This long trek to Coquitlam has also been tiring me out. Strangely I'll probably take the Skytrain to work tonight. I never like long drives, especially by myself. I could use my day off tomorrow, which I requested as I'm going to a preview thing with one of my friends. It's at and I'm not sure what to expect.

Anyways, I guess I'm just having not the best of weeks so far, hopefully it gets better.

Sunday, October 17, 2004

Weekend Blues

It was a pretty busy night in Coquitlam, but that's the way I like it; better than standing around doing nothing (as I often do at the Holiday Inn in Vancouver). I have two more graveyard shifts there, and then it's back to boring Holiday Inn. I'll probably make about $225 in tips for the three nights....YES!

I guess I should probably get some sleep since I have to play in the dreaded Grand Prix tomorrow. CHESS SUCKS. But I'm starving so I'll probably go grab something beforehand.

Saturday, October 16, 2004

Just For You Tiff

Oh, girl I've known you very well
I've seen you growing everyday
I never really looked before
but now you take my breath away.

Suddenly you're in my life
part of everything I do
you got me working day and night
just trying to keep a hold on you.

Here in your arms I found my paradise
my only chance for happiness
and if I lose you now I think I would die.

Oh say you'll always be my baby
we can make it shine, we can take forever
just a minute at a time.

More than a woman, more than a woman to me
more than a woman, more than a woman to me
more than a woman, oh, oh, oh.

There are stories old and true
of people so in love like you and me
and I can see myself
let history repeat itself.

Reflecting how I feel for you
thinking about those people then
I know that in a thousand years
I'd fall in love with you again.

This is the only way that we should fly
this is the only way to go
and if I lose you I know I would die.

Oh say you'll always be my baby
we can make it shine, we can take forever
just a minute at a time.

More than a woman, more than a woman to me
more than a woman, more than a woman to me
more than a woman, oh, oh, oh.

More Than a Woman -- Bee Gees

Friday, October 15, 2004

Ho Hum La Dee Dah

Had my flu shot tonight during the family dinner....I guess it's OK when your uncle is a doctor. Everybody had their chance getting their left arm jabbed by a needle. It's not that I hate needles (after all, I DO have a a tattoo) but it's that afterwards for a few hours my arm feels sore and I find it somewhat difficult to lift things. Evidently it's an aftereffect for some people.

Anyways, the next THREE days I'll be in faraway Coquitlam, with shifts of 3pm-11pm (OK), 11pm-7am (yuk) and 9pm-5am (yuk). I guess if I'm lucky a beautiful girl will also be there too, but I won't hold my breath. Good night to all....

That's What Friends Are For

Had dinner with Albert and discussed his impending separation. It's sad but to be honest, I don't think he and Mei were meant to be, and I don't believe they can compromise. Oh well, if it's not meant to be, it's not meant to be. The best I can do is to be a friend when he or Mei needs one. It's tough because they are both my best friends and I don't want to see them this way, but to repeat the same phrase in the same paragraph for the fourth time....perhaps it's not meant to be.

After dinner at TGI Friday's at Metrotown we went to Silver City to see what movies were about to start at 10:10pm. Our only choice was Shaun of the Dead....actually it was a silly enough movie that I could say it was pretty good.

Then we went for a long drive, first from Metrotown to Stanley Park....and then all the way to Coquitlam! I wanted to time the trip from near my house just so I know how much time I needed to get to work there on Saturday. The trip (from about 1am near my place) took only 20 minutes, but for a 3pm shift on Saturday I should probably give myself a little over an hour in case there is traffic.

OK Tiff (or whoever reads this who is going to THE STREET with her), perhaps I'll see you downtown. Look for me at Chapters around 2pm or so, or call me. Tiff has my number (and if she doesn't I just emailed it to her).

Thursday, October 14, 2004


So I go on my break at 12:45am, knowing that my last hour would be spent on roulette, supervising the most beautiful roulette dealer I know, the one who spins the ball exactly like I do, the one I might actually be falling in love with.....

...and then at 12:47am the manager says I can go home, because the casino is pretty dead and they don't need me. Well, I get to go home early, but then I miss seeing her. And now I have two days off followed by a shift in Coquitlam. Ah the cruelty of it all.

Nevertheless it's nice to go home early, especially on my "Friday". Hopefully I'll get a good night's sleep, and then I can have lunch with Lily.

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Should I or Shouldn't I?

Should I feel guilty? A friend of mine is in Europe for a 2-week holiday and left me her car for safekeeping. Does safekeeping mean I'm allowed to take it for a drive now and then? I hope so. This will definitely make my shift in Coquitlam a lot easier to get to.

Anybody wanna go for ice cream on Thursday or Friday? Mondo Gelato downtown, my treat.

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

I know your eyes in the morning sun
I feel you touch me in the pouring rain
And the moment that you wander far from me
I wanna feel you in my arms again

And you come to me on a summer breeze
Keep me warm in your love and then softly leave
And it's me you need to show

How deep is your love
I really need to learn
'cause we're living in a world of fools
Breaking us down
When they all should let us be
We belong to you and me

I believe in you
You know the door to my very soul
You're the light in my deepest darkest hour
You're my saviour when I fall
And you may not think
I care for you
When you know down inside
That I really do
And it's me you need to show

repeat and fade

How Deep is Your Love -- Bee Gees

Random Thoughts

Did everybody have a good Thanksgiving? I was at work but I had a good time. The music was set to a retro station so all night I was listening to mostly disco and 80's songs. I'm back to work tonight once more as a dealer; back to supervising tomorrow.

It is possible that starting next year I will be teaching the roulette course to dealers who are learning the game. This will mean I will be working both as a teacher AND a supervisor, lots of work (and not much sleep) but the money should be excellent.

Tomorrow is SUPPOSED to be the start of the NHL season. This sucks bigger than anything in the world. Hockey is my life and to go possibly a year (or MORE???) with no hockey is sickening. I hope these money-grabbing idiots get their act together. And by the way, I hate the owners and I hate the players too. They obviously don't care about the fans.

Monday, October 11, 2004

Sunday, October 10, 2004

Show Me Da Money (I Hope)

Work was OK, I wasn't as tired as I thought I'd be. In fact it was a pretty good day workwise.

Onto more important things, I'm tied for first in the NFL Pool we have at work! Without getting into detail, if the total points scored tomorrow between Green Bay and Tennessee is 43, I win $500! Wish me luck! I'll buy you all ice cream!

By the way, Tiff and Ben, gambling is evil so don't do it....unless you win....

And Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep

It is now just about 5am (got off work at 4:15am). My next shift is in 7 hours at noon (yuk) so I'm not going to write much here. I can say that I had an OK night at work, even though Anna was there. Some nights you're just not into it and tonight was one of them. Perhaps the thought of having a day shift the next day had something to do with it. Oh well, I will try to update when I get home around 8pm.

Hey Ben, isn't it about time you updated your blog?

Saturday, October 09, 2004

Beauty queen of only eighteen
She had some trouble with herself
He was always there to help her
She always belonged to someone else

I drove for miles and miles
And wound up at your door
I've had you so many times but somehow
I want more

I don't mind spending everyday
Out on your corner in the pouring rain
Look for the girl with the broken smile
Ask her if she wants to stay awhile
And she will be loved
She will be loved

Tap on my window knock on my door
I want to make you feel beautiful
I know I tend to get so insecure
It doesn't matter anymore

It's not always rainbows and butterflies
It's compromise that moves us along
My heart is full and my door's always open
You can come anytime you want

I don't mind spending everyday
Out on your corner in the pouring rain
Look for the girl with the broken smile
Ask her if she wants to stay awhile
And she will be loved
She will be loved

I know where you hide
Alone in your car
Know all of the things that make you who you are
I know that goodbye means nothing at all
Comes back and begs me to catch her every time she falls

Tap on my window knock on my door
I want to make you feel beautiful

I don't mind spending everyday
Out on your corner in the pouring rain
Look for the girl with the broken smile
Ask her if she wants to stay awhile
And she will be loved
And she will be loved
And she will be loved
And she will be loved

[in the background]
Please don't try so hard to say goodbye
Please don't try so hard to say goodbye

I don't mind spending everyday
Out on your corner in the pouring rain

Try so hard to say goodbye

She Will Be Loved -- Maroon 5

Friday, October 08, 2004

Three Girls but No Anna

It all started at about 11 when one of my female friends called me for lunch, and also to tell me that she was going on a trip to Germany and Austria the next day and to ask if I wouldn't mind watching her cats for two weeks. No problem I guess, especially since she treated me for lunch at Earl's. Mmmmm. Then at about 1pm Lily called me to see if I wanted to go for lunch....hmmm....pass up a lunch date with Lily? Did you think I could Tiff? So I went to lunch with Lily and we talked until around 2:30pm. Then I decided to go downtown and called one of my best friends Sam for coffee. No Tiff, not YOUR Sam, my friend is actually named Sam. Afterwards I was going to hang out at Chapter's for a while but then ANOTHER female friend of mine, Mei, wanted to go play bingo in Surrey (????) and needed company. Bingo, the most boring game in the universe but I had nothing else to do anyways so off I went.

As it turned out, I lost $30 while she got TWO bingos and won about $120. I got another free meal out of it. Yes, good old Jason getting free food from pretty girls.

No plans on Friday, my second day off. Maybe just chill and catch The Apprentice, since I missed it tonight.

Thursday, October 07, 2004

I Love to Work!

I had a great night at work, even though it was in the boonies known as Coquitlam. It was pretty busy and as a result, there were times when the stress level was fairly high. However, I work much better in times of stress. There's all this money being passed around, and as a supervisor I have to make sure everything is paid (and taken away) correctly. I must admit that I ALMOST made a $500 mistake when a dealer miscounted the chips she was supposed to give out. But I caught it.

I'm beginning to like my job more and more now. Perhaps it's because I set that five-year goal of becoming the floor manager. Nevertheless, I love going to work (and no, it's not just because of that beautiful girl).

Tiff, I hope you feel better, as your last post was a bit sad. But I admit sometimes I like to just stare at the wall myself, and at times I almost want to cry. Keep your chin up.

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Working 9 to 5

Tonight I have the ultra-ugly 9pm-5am shift in Coquitlam. Tips are the best there but the ugly part is getting there. Well in this case the ugly part is getting back at 5 in the morning.

Damn I need a car. It's one of my priorities in the next few months, in addition to getting new glasses. I haven't decided what car to get yet.... nothing fancy but nothing absolutely ugly neither.

OK back to watching poker on TV now.

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

The Human Calculator

I got to deal for a second night and I must say it was great. The key to dealing a good roulette game is to be able to calculate the payouts that a player has won, and to do it quickly. Last night my brain must have been working overtime because I was coming up with calculations faster than usual. The players were often shocked and even the supervisors were impressed. I guess I have to thank my Grandma years ago, who instilled the times table into my head when I was about 8 years old.

If anything, it's all a matter of applying the appropriate shortcuts and just being able to calculate in your head. For example, to multiply 73 x 32, you can go (73 x 30) + (73 x 2), or just calculate in your head. I wonder how wonder brain Ben does it.

Tonight I'm back to supervising, but it was a nice change the last two nights.
And I saw "The Wedding Singer" this afternoon which has put me into a good mood because I love the movie.

Monday, October 04, 2004

Sorry But I'm Taken

Interesting night at work. I got to deal (as opposed to supervising), which is a welcome change. Even though I was still under the weather (with the occasional runny nose) I had an awesome night on roulette. It was as if I hadn't left for five years. On a strange note, I was propositioned by one of the players, which would normally be flattering but in the case the player was a guy.....EWWWWWW. Not that there's anything wrong with that but.....EWWWWW.

My new medicine of the week is Dimetapp, let's see if my nose is still a waterfall tomorrow. Good night to all.

Saturday, October 02, 2004

At Last

Well tonight I finally had "the talk" with management regarding my probation at work, and I basically passed with flying colors. All that remains is to complete about a week's more worth of work to complete the "hours" requirement.

My evaluation was very good, better than I'd expected it to be, but there are things that I can still work on. Two major things are confidence and I guess respect. The confidence is obvious, as I have been quite hesitant at times because I was unsure of certain procedures. The respect is more being able to critique other people, even if they are good friends that I have known for a while. And yes, that includes Anna.

So now I'm "in", now I can set other goals (new car, new glasses, perhaps some new threads?).

Friday, October 01, 2004


7:45pm, waiting for a dreadful 10:15pm-6:15am shift at work. I missed The Apprentice yesterday because I forgot it was on Wednesday, but it's on at 8pm so cool.

Considering I was sick, I managed to get a lot done today. I had lunch with Sam (there, you're mentioned), made my weekly deposit at the bank (and I don't mean sperm), picked up the two Armani shirts that I'd ordered on eBay (and they're real too) and my drycleaning as well. Now just getting ready for work.

Thanks Tiff for bringing back horrid memories of High School. I can't believe I had to remember radicals after all these years. All these repressed memories are returning. Eek...just kidding...ask me for help anytime.

This must be one of the most boring blog entries I've had. Does anybody want to know anything about me?