Sunday, January 28, 2007

What Time is It?

Friday January 26: 10:45pm-6:30am, but stayed OT until 8:30am!
Saturday January 27: 10:30pm-6:30am
Sunday January 28: 9pm-5am, but changed to 11:15pm-7:15am
Monday January 29: 3:15pm-11:15pm

Sleep who needs sleep when I have Red Bull at work?

Thursday, January 25, 2007

I Like Dreaming

So the video is not the actual video but who cares. I forgot how much I used to love this song and now I can't stop listening to it. I also can't believe that it was thirty years ago when Kenny Nolan had this song near the top of the Billboard charts. Enjoy.

I like dreamin' cause dreamin' can make you mine.
I like dreamin', closing my eyes and feeling fine.
When the lights go down, I'm holding you so tight.
Got you in my arms and it's paradise 'til the morning

I see us on the shore beneath the bright sunshine.
We've walked along St. Thomas Beach a million times.
Hand in hand, two barefoot lovers kissing in the sand.
Side by side, the tide rolls in.
I'm touching you, you're touching me.
If only it could be.


Through each dream, how our love has grown.
I see us with our children and our happy home.
Little smiles, so warm and tender looking up at us.
Blessed by love, the world we share
Until I wake, and reach for you,
And you're just not there.

I like dreamin' 'cause dreaming can make you mine.
I like holding you close and touching your skin
Even if it's in my mind.
Oh, sweet dream baby, I love you
Oh, my sweet dream baby
Don`t keep me waiting all my life
I need you, sweet dream baby
I love you, sweet dream baby
You`re in my dreams every night.....

-- Kenny Nolan

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Oscar Predictions

Why wait, I'm confident enough with the following predictions. Let's see how close I am.

Best Picture: The Departed (although I suspect Little Miss Sunshine will get a lot of buzz as the night rolls near; it's one of those years)

Best Actor: Peter O'Toole (even though Forrest Whittaker should win, they'll hand it to O'Toole so he won't end up 0 for 8 in nominations)

Best Actress: Helen Mirren (bet the farm on this one)

Best Supporting Actor: Eddie Murphy (but damn, what a comeback for Jackie Earle Haley; remember him from Bad News Bears?)

Best Supporting Actress: Rinku Kikuchi (strictly sentimental because she was so hot in Babel; I know Jennifer Hudson is the front runner and Abigail Breslin stole the show as a 10-year-old in Little Miss Sunshine)

Best Director: Martin Scorcese (if he doesn't win this time...)

Tuesday, January 23, 2007


I'm back into a rut at work. As expected, my supervising shifts are nothing but excuses to count the ceiling tiles and pace nonchalantly back and forth in the pit. After my almost month of straight managing at the end of 2006, going back to supervising (even if part time) is just soooo boring. But I have no choice of course. I have to accept what I get and be satisfied.

I have to set some goals for myself this year. Thing seem like an endless cycle of work/eat/sleep. I need to do something better with my time.

I was at the bookstore and came across a new book called "The Secret". I browsed through some of it and it seems quite interesting.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Banana Living

This post is to help my friend launch his magazine, which will be out in the stores shortly. The website is up and running and is linked below. The magazine is geared toward the Asian-Canadian community but is open to all. I will be contributing articles and what not. Have a look!

Banana Living

My New Toy

I recently bought a new cellular phone, the Sony Ericsson Z710i, which features MP3 player, radio, and a 2.0 megapixel camera. Oh yeah, and I can talk on it too. It is compatible with the Sony M2 memory stick which means I now have an MP3 player with 1G of songs! Battery life is quite impressive: 9 hours of talk time and 15 days (!??!) of standby. So far I've only been successful at finding about 350 megs of worthy songs. I can probably keep the rest of the memory empty for photos and videos.

I love the new toy. Two nights ago at work when I was supervising, I spent every break closing my eyes and losing myself in my music, something I haven't done in a while. It's quite relaxing. I'm sure I'll wear out the battery quickly because I'm pretty sure playing music uses up more power than talking on the phone. Oh well, so be it.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Alpha Dog

Originally I was going to go see Casino Royale again with Suzanne but it was sold out (still?) so the only other reasonable choice was this movie. I must admit I was pleasantly surprised. It wasn't just a typical drug movie. Sharon Stone put in a surprisingly powerful performance which just might garner a Best Supporting Actress nod. And for all you teenagers out there, yes, Justin Timberlake is in this movie, and for a debut he was pretty good.

Back to the Dungeon now.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

No Comparison

To this day, and probably forevermore, the most beautiful woman of all time. Thanks Johnny.


The year has been both dull and interesting, if that makes any sense. Work is work... same shit different day. I've opened up a lot to Mel over the past few days, something I hope I won't regret having done (that's some weird grammar there). I've pretty much told her everything about my life, something I have not done to anybody else. And even though right now I'll have to say there's nothing serious, at least I have her as a confidante. Maybe the future will bring us together, but at least in the present we aren't apart.

Tomorrow is a graveyard shift, one of those rarities. Then my schedule is going to get weird, some midshifts, some graveyard shifts and even some day shifts thrown in. Just part of my job.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007


And so begins another new year. I had a graveyard shift on January 1 and it was dreadfully slow. As a result, the night was pretty boring and dull and I ended up just walking around the casino for 8 hours. But at least it was less stressful and relaxing for once.

I don't know what 2007 will bring, hopefully more joy and happiness for me. There are a lot of unanswered questions about life, and worries about my future. But I guess that's part of every year.