Saturday, August 27, 2005

and I like Japanese curry!

From Trivia no Izumi:

#421:

The original Japanese curry recipe...

had frogs.

Thank God they took it out!

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Why I hate rice rockets (#1 of many...)

So there was a rice rocket show (aka Import show) at the Cow Palace (where I can literally spit into) today...and the fucking police blocked all the roads so they could prevent racing...

Which is fine, but when the police was preventing residents from going home, that's where I draw the line. I had to yell at a police officer to let me through because they wouldn't let me drive home.

Fucking bastards...

Friday, August 19, 2005

Mary had a little lamb?

From Trivia no Izumi (8-17-05):

#795:

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plays "Mary Had a Little Lamb" on a cell phone.

Try it!

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Another bit of trivia...

The group of 50 episodes of Trivia no Izumi I d/l from Bit-Tornado had the first ever episode--with Norito Yashima definitely looking not as geeky but a lot more faggy (bleached hair, and he wore a white tuxedo vest similar to Katsumi Takahashi), and those glasses...*sigh* On a side note, I've noticed I'm definitely a lot more attracted to guys who are comfortable with being gay and for some reason he definitely trips up my gaydar.

Anyway, here's the first ever trivia from the show:

#1:

In Europe, there's a Pissing Girl statue (similar to the Pissing Boy statue in Belgium).

The statue is locked up and opened by a caretaker every day. It's basically a bronze statue of a naked little girl in pigtails spreadeagled, pissing. She definitely looks relieved.

There's no way in hell they'd ever show that in the US even though it's perfectly innocent.

One of the reasons why I hate living near the Cow Palace...

All the weird events that happen here since they're apparently too big (or weird) to be in the City proper.

The Jehovah's Witnesses I can stand since they keep to themselves, just as long as I make sure not to drive during that time. (Did I mention that they're there for over two months! All I see are people in suits and ties all over the damn place.)

The Exotic and Erotic Ball is okay, along with the random concert, revival, gun show, tattoo show, rave, rice rocket (aka import car) show, whatever.

The Dickens Fair in December is pretty cool, and a nice way to ease myself back into SF after being in Hawai'i for vacation.

But Thursday is American Idol auditions.

Not sure whether to run in terror or arm myself with my bow and arrow.

Monday, August 15, 2005

Fairy Tale trivia from Trivia no Izumi...

I downloaded 50 episodes of Trivia no Izumi (thanks to Bit-Tornado), and I've been watching them like crazy (and fawning over Norito Yashima *sigh*).

So here's some Fairy Tale Trivia:

#361: In the original version of The Three Little Pigs, the wolf eats the first two pigs after he blows their houses down. When the wolf tries to slide down the chimney after failing to blow down the third pig's house, the wolf lands into a pot of water...

and the pig eats him for dinner!

and here's another one:

When a boy in Peter Pan's group starts to go through puberty, instead of kicking them out--he kills them.

Does Michael Jackson know this?

SoulCalibur 3's coming out in October!

Ok, so I'm probably way late with this, but I just read that Soul Calibur 3's coming out for PS2 in October. It's one of my favorite game series, even when Soul Blade, its first incarnation, came out for the PS back in 97 and you could see Hwang's blocky nipples. :)

One of the coolest parts is being able to devise your own character's appearance, from clothes, to hair and face, voice, etc.

Anyway, if anyone's so kind to get me this, I'd really really really appreciate it. :)

Here's the link.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

The husband made me do it!

So here's another "everything you wanted to know about me but didn't care to ask" thing. Taken from the husband's blog.

Let me know if you post this on your blog. :)

1. What time did you get up this morning? 7:15-ish, after I heard the husband taking a shower. I didn't really wake up until he started cuddling with me.
2. Diamonds or pearls? I'm not really into jewelry, except for the wedding ring my mother-in-law gave us with a whole bunch of neat inlaid diamonds.
3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Must Love Dogs.
4. What is your favorite TV show? Trivia no Izumi (aka Hey! Spring of Trivia on Spike TV)
5. What did you have for breakfast? A couple of banh mi sandwiches on Taraval and 20th
6. What is your middle name? Abellera, my mom's maiden name. It's a Filipino/Spanish colonization thing.
7. What is your favorite cuisine? Right now, Hawaiian and Filipino, since I love their barbecue.
8. What food do you dislike? Balut (cooked duck embryo in its shell), and kilawin (it's my dad's specialty, and it's basically raw spiced up goat offal. The house stunk every time my dad made it, which explained why I never had anyone over).
9. Your favorite Potato chip? Fresh-made potato chips at this buffalo wing restaurant over on Lombard in the Marina.
10. What is your favorite CD at the moment? Everything But The Girl's Like the Deserts Miss the Rain (Remixes and Ballads, British import) and the Ultra Chilled 5 CD.
11. What kind of car do you drive? 2004 Toyota Matrix (how I got it is a story in and of itself).
13.What characteristics do you despise? Pretentiousness, Not claiming responsibility for one's actions.
14. Favorite item of clothing? I'm not too attached to clothing, but I do have this pair of jeans with a rip that's exactly where my new tattoo is. The rip was there way before I got the tattoo so it became an added bonus.
15. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation,where would you go? Probably a big slutting/whoring tour around Asia. :)
16. What color is your bathroom? Off White with wood trim and chrome accents. I tried to accent it with blue.
17. Favorite brand of clothing? I'm not too attached to clothing--as long as it looks good on me, I don't really care about the label.
18. Where would you want to retire to? Hawaii, Australia or New Zealand.
19. Favorite time of day? If I can manage it, sunrise; but usually, sunset.
20. Where were you born? San Jose, CA
21. Favorite sport to watch? Tennis--since most of the sports I love doing are pretty dull if you were to watch them on TV (archery and swimming aren't very exciting)
22. Who do you least expect to send this back? It's on a blog, who knows?
23. Person you expect to send it back first? Refer to #22.
24. What laundry detergent do you use? Method for HE washers. 3 teaspoons cleans a huge load of laundry. I'm hooked.
25. Coke or Pepsi? Coke, but only because I can do a neat trick with it (scroll through the archives to see).
26. Are you a morning person or night owl? Morning person, though I can be a night owl too.
27. What size shoe do you wear? 7 1/2 really, but because my feet are so damn wide, anything from 8 1/2 to 9 1/2.
28. Do you have pets? No. I'm allergic to most furry animals.
29. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share with everyone? Jesus, the past year's already bad enough. I want a boring life for now!
30. What did you want to be when you were little? A doctor or a pharmacist (it's ironic that I'm actually taking classes now for this!)
31. Favorite Candy Bar? Not really into candy bars, though I do like Heath Toffee or Skor a lot.
32. What is your best childhood memory? Winning the school spelling bee in the 4th grade. I ended up being so dominant (after winning again in the 5th grade) that they didn't have a spelling bee until I graduated from junior high. :) Also, my first time to dive off a 3m springboard--freaked out, but ended up loving it after a while.
33. What are the different jobs you have had in your life? Locker room attendant (oh my God, what I saw there! :), computer lab attendant, teaching assistant, administrative assistant, lecturer, research assistant, executive director, medical transcriptionist.
34. What color underwear are you wearing? Black Structure boxers
35. Nicknames: Efi, Jun-Jun (by my family)
36. Piercing? Right nipple
37. Eye color? Dark brown
38. Ever been to Africa? No.
39. Ever been toilet papering? No.
40. Love someone so much it made you cry? Yeah, my mom, and my husband when we got married.
41. Been in a car accident? Yeah
42. Croutons or bacon bits? Either, though I don't really miss either if I don't get them.
43. Favorite day of the week? Friday and Saturday (Friday bc of archery, and Saturday bc it's Saturday. :)
44. Favorite restaurant? Depends on the food.
45. Favorite flower? Orchids and roses
46. Favorite ice cream? I made an awesome avocado ice cream, but store-bought has to be anything at Mitchell's Ice Cream.
47. Disney or Warner Brothers? Warner Brothers. Disney's too sanitized.
48. Favorite fast food restaurant? Ono Hawaiian BBQ (for now).
49. What color is your bedroom carpet? Brown/beige.
50. Failed your drivers test? Failed the written once, and the driving 3 times! *embarrassed*
51. Before this one, from whom did you get your last e-mail? Personal e-mail, the husband.
52. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? Not sure. I'm not that much into shopping. Depends on what I'm in the mood for.
53. What do you do most often when you are bored? Nap, watch TV, play video games, chat online.
54. Bedtime? anytime between 11 and 2 (the joy of working at home!)
55. Who are you most curious about their responses to this questionnaire? Eh, if anyone's crazy enough to respond, I'd like to see it!
56. Last person you went to dinner with? the husband and my Manang Ted.
57. Ford or Chevy? Neither--I'm into Japanese cars (and men :)
58. What are you listening to right now? The frickin' tinnitus in my left ear!
60. Lake, Ocean or river? Ocean
61. How many tattoos do you have? Two, one on my right hip, and on my left shoulder.
62. Which came first, the chicken or the egg? well, considering that the embryo has to form before the shell encases it...i was pre-med before, can't you tell? :)
63. How many people are you sending this Email to? Everyone who's bored enough to read my blog.
64. Time you finished this e-mail? 12:16 am

Yay! Getting rid of stuff is fun and profitable!

Unlike my loving husband (whose blog you can see here), I don't have problems throwing shit out.

So in getting ready to move on with the next phase of my life (that is, either medical or pharmacy school), I've been getting rid of a lot of stuff. The main project the past few weeks has been getting rid of all the stuff on my old iMac so I can donate it to my friend's nonprofit so I can get a cool tax write-off.

I've also put nearly all of my old sociology, ethnic studies and Asian American studies books on amazon.com. I've already sold about 8 books and have made about $160 already. I'm getting rid of all the esoteric, theoretical shit that's only good for mental masturbation and not much else.

If you're really interested, go to amazon.com and look up the stuff I have for sale (my user name is eabose).

I still think the husband needs to get on that damn show where they make you get rid of 2/3 of your crap--along with my other friend (who shall remain nameless, but has a famous blog.)

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Random shit going on...

o Selling off all my sociology and ethnic studies and Asian American studies books (at least all the esoteric and theoretical bullshit) on amazon.com. It actually feels pretty damn good to sell them (I've sold two already, woo hoo!).

o Taking my first class to get ready for med or pharm school next week. Intro Bio. Hopefully I'll actually pay attention this time around and do decently.

o Got a story from the joz-ster about some Korean guy who apparently died after playing video games for 50 hours straight. I'm a bit suspicious about this since I remember reading something very similar to this a few years ago, except the guy was Thai. Anyway, here's the link.

o I'm waiting to hear about some jobs that I applied for--one to teach SAT and GRE for the Princeton Review, another doing medical transcription (I already blogged about this a couple weeks ago), and another interviewing Asian American kids and drug use/abuse. Considering that I'm really hurting for money right now and could use either a rich sugar daddy or a winning Mega Millions ticket, anything will help. :)

Monday, August 01, 2005

Guess I have to train a little harder before I can do Alcatraz...

I've been wanting to do the Alcatraz swim now for a while, especially since I technically fulfill the requirements now (being able to swim a mile in 40 minutes).

But maybe I'll wait a little bit longer, now that a dog was ranked in the top 100 in the race this year. Here's the link.

A Tom Cruise movie I'd actually watch (only because of Trivia no Izumi)

#664:

In Tom Cruise's movie, The Last Samurai, an extra gets kicked in the balls by the horse Tom Cruise is riding. At least he was wearing pretty extensive samurai armor!

The extra was pretty cute too (his name is Ken Takagaki)--hope his balls weren't too messed up. :)