Wednesday, November 30, 2005


Exam hand is having seizures.


Tuesday, November 29, 2005


Okay before I go study "for the rest of the night" I'm just going to post about today...

You know I'm screwed when...

1. I've been at Stauffer two days in a row, and
2. I'm not going to the gym at all today

I predict withdrawal.

3 exams
1 presentation
2 papers
14 days left

I woke up to write my exam today which was okay and then I came home to eat lunch and to take a nap intending to go to my next class. WHAT A MISSION to go back to school for a more or less pointless lecture in the wind and rain of Kingston. A point worth noting - my umbrella did not flip inside out. And now, I know nothing for my exam tomorrow so I'm not going to go to the gym (and the weather is HORRIBLE)! AND the lecture I went back for was about crisis intervention and suicide...

Depressing day, overall. Now I'm listening to my yoga music by a Sikh woman named Snatam Kaur.

All I want to do is eat and watch my episodes of Lost until I fall asleep.

Sunday, November 27, 2005


I really have to stop giving people the jaw drop face when they tell me they're applying to OT/PT (and yes, Mark, it's OT/PT not PT/OT). So far the following people have dropped the bomb on me:
  • Amy
  • Catherine
  • Christine
  • Fareen
  • Prabh
  • Tiffany
  • Countless people I meet on a day-to-day basis... who's next?

    And PTs and OTs make the same amount of shut up Mark. Hahaha.

    Extreme Makeover Home Edition is a guaranteed cry fest. Sigh.

    EDIT: I want Erin's room from today's Extreme Makeover. It's like SportsCenter in her life everyday! SHE'S LIVING SPORTSCENTER! She has a live scores feed on the bottom of her bed! She has an ESPN mike! 6 screens to watch 6 different sports channels at the same time. I'm drafting the plans for my future home right between sniffles and sobs.
    EDIT2: Desperate Housewives and Grey's Anatomy were SO GOOD! AND I found a Coffee Crisp bar in my drawer! WHAT A GREAT DAY!


    Destination One: Gap Christmas party, Brandee's

    GOOD TIMES! Glad to see everyone out, drunk, pretty...even though music and food was bad. I hope a lot of you had a good time! Thanks DC for making me come. Also last day at the Gap. Feels SO weird...but I met some great people. I'll miss you! Lost half of the gang to the "Plaza"...hahaha and lost the rest at Ale House.

    Destination Two: Ale House (really Three, after the Grizz, but I have no pictures from that)

    Fun to see JGW, Em, Jeanny, Sang, Elaine, etc. Too bad it was bad music and my feet were SOAKING from the snow :(

    Destination Three: Elixir (somehow, we always end up at Elixir)

    OT and Mark party! Always a blast with the OT girls...drinks all around and good music!

    Destination Four was Smidgies but I was so tired and it was only Diq so I don't have any pictures from there either. Now it is 2am and I'm so tired. BYE!

    Thursday, November 24, 2005

    He wears 23 for a reason

    In tribute to his 0/7 first half experience tonight against Indiana.

    We all have days like that. Anyway, Michael Jordan reincarnated if he was dead, even though I don't think I believe in reincarnation. It is simply fitting. He has exceeded all expectations of greatness. I saw his interview with Cheryl Miller on He is younger than me and looks 10 years older than I do and speaks SO eloquently for a 20 year old NBA player. He ain't no White Vanilla, that's fo shizzle. Number of blog posts is directly proportional to amount of work I need to do. Today I opened my Environments textbook for the first time (broke the cellophane wrap open!) and my exam is on Wednesday. WHAT? 13 chapters? HUH? Oh crap. Plus I'm trying to write my 12 page Clinical Reasoning paper before I leave on December 13th. I'm DETERMINED! I miss home, where there is always something to satisfy my sweet tooth after a good dinner. I can't wait to sleep in tomorrow for the first time in a LONG time. Gap party on Saturday! BYE!

    Observations part 2

    I am currently staring at J-B--- (I think you all know) at Bracken. He just came in with his white labcoat, popped collar, and he's talking on his Motorola RAZR phone. Nice guy, but so odd. Also GB2 sighting but I'm too lazy to go say hi. In front of me was girl studying for ANAT312 Neuroanatomy. Poor thing. I was you last year - on the brink of death. Out the window is a lot of snow. Well not a lot, but more than none. Lab coat just said hi to me. I guess today I am cool enough to say hi to. At home are 20 Fairmont bagels waiting for me to eat them. So I think I'm going to leave soon. I wish I had soup though. PT man just waved to me. I think I'm melting. Good thing I'm wearing a sweatshirt and sweatpants today. What is that book called where the girl goes all over the place and writes all these observations about people she sees? And then people find her book and get mad at her? I feel like her right now. Lindsay, you would know. Tell me.



    Manicure and Martini night with the girls! Good times...I wish I got gold though.

    After yoga and Tango's I realized it was 1030pm and I had done nothing all day except go late to class, read a novel during the class interrupted by periodic naps during the class I was late for, celebrated aceing an assignment and presentation in the same class, went to the library to waste time, went to JDUC to eat and read the newspaper with JGW, went home to sleep for 3 hours, and then yoga.

    I'm wasting my life away here, people!

    So to prolong procrastination I looked up riddles online and visual riddles too. Those are fun. Riddles also remind me of a former housemate named Lisa Uy. Like when she fought with fellow nerds J.Lo and JGW for the riddle book at Asian Christmas Kringle.


    Anyway, I think my goal for tonight is just to make a plan to do work. WOO-HOO! DONE! You heard it here...BUCKLING DOWN!!!

    Wednesday, November 23, 2005

    Good is good...

    Love’s on your list of things to do
    To bring your good luck back to you
    And if you think that everything’s unfair
    Would you care if you’re the last one standing there

    And everytime you hear the rolling thunder
    You turn around before the lightening strikes
    And does it ever make you stop and wonder
    If all your good times pass you by

    Monday, November 21, 2005

    Montreal 2005

    What an awesome weekend!! Can't even put into words how much fun we had. Met up with friends, met new ones, shopped, drank, drank, drunk, and stupor. Spent quality time with the girls! Thanks everyone for making it the best weekend ever...

  • Homeless man in front of Pharma Prix who JG and J.Lo gave leftover food to
  • Running red lights
  • Sicilian Kiss
  • Schwarma every meal
  • Walking like we had a purpose to the front of the line and demanding to get into the club immediately (J.Lo, you know I got your back...hahaah)
  • Only one casualty
  • Pointy shoes and pained feet (see Figure 1)
  • "He's the love of my LIFE, Jess!!"
  • I am future husband hunt WINNER for JGW...I definitely found you all the freakiest guys
  • Old enough to be chaperones at the dinner
  • Getting ready on Saturday night
  • Puneet's straight hair! (see Figures 2-4, 6)
  • MSN emoticon picture is priceless... (see Figure 4)
  • Kanye ft. Jamie Foxx - Golddigger
  • Le Bleu Chien
  • Nicole (Puneet), Zoe (Amy), Jackie (J.Lo), Stephanie (me), Asleep (Janice)

  • Thursday, November 17, 2005

    Here we come!

    Wednesday, November 16, 2005


    adj. thinking or behaving in an acceptable, normal, or agreeable manner

    Who would have thunk it that normal was so weird and elusive?

    I think only JG and mayhaps Sully understand that.

    Me too, Sam, me too.

    I really have to start this essay...
    So far I have a title page, a quote, and a references page with 1 reference (the aforementioned quote).


    Tuesday, November 15, 2005

    I needed a new post

    I could get used to this new NBA Dress Code.

    I'm so sleepy and lazy lately...I don't know what's wrong with me! I just have to get through this week and then MONTREAL with the girls! I can't wait.

    123helpme. I hate resume writing.

    I also can't wait to go home! I want some real food. Grilled cheese and fried eggs sandwiches aren't exactly doing it for me anymore.

    Presentation tomorrow, mental health paper to (start and) finish before departure...

    Just breathe...

    Sunday, November 13, 2005

    Never bet on love...

    Mardi Gras party @ Alfie's tonight for Flora, Joanna and Tiff's DREAM smoker. Bet my beads on hearts and lost.

    What a slap in the face.

    Hhahahahaa...anyway, this weekend was jam-packed with work and party. Pictures from Semi last night below.

    Saturday, November 12, 2005



    i'm an idiot

    Thursday, November 10, 2005


    Today was a good day because I got a free lunch (bagels with cream cheese, apples, juice box) from Francis and Associates (head-hunting firm) and I had class so I was excused from their presentation to get us to give them 10% of our wages if they give us a job and I also got a free dinner from GoodLife because it was member appreciation day. WHEE!!! I also made earrings for semi and bought a nice clutch for tomorrow night. I bought enough alcohol I hope to last me the weekend and I did no work. This weekend is sooo busy...123helpme.

    Unfortunately, my key broke in my lock today but I used my fingernails to take it out and I have a new key now. Also, I skipped half of my Functional Capacity Evaluation workshop and I go home to check my email and I got an email from my preceptor for January saying that the job entails insurance claims and performing functional capacity evaluations....

    ...who ever said that you never use what you learn in class....

    Ai ya.

    EDIT: As I sit here on a Thursday night and wait for episode 207 of Grey's Anatomy to download on my laptop while my class goes to Ale House to party it up before week of death...I realize that I am AVL "stoopad".

    I'm also special because people like Scarlett and Farah call me all the way from London, England and Vancouver.


    ST - Can't wait for you to come home in December!
    FR - Oh, the loves of our lives...LET'S GO TO ASIA!

    Thank you to Sta who bought me nice smelling BodyShop surprise and JUMBO Dairy Milk bar and Starburst Tropical!!!!!! I HEART THEE!

    Wednesday, November 09, 2005

    What are we fighting for?

    Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children...Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron.

    - Dwight D. Eisenhower

    Went to see Jarhead last night with DC. What an amazing movie. Totally unexpected...a breath of fresh air - forget Saving Private Ryan, The Patriot, or any of the traditional American glorification of war movies. I don't want to give it away, so let's just say, go see it. It's just right...somewhere in the middle between Michael Moore and George W. Bush.

    I vote for George himself to be the greatest magician of all time. David Blaine? Copperfield? Forget walking on air and not eating while suspended in a PlexiGlas box for a month...
    Who else could convince a nation to back him up on a war so conveniently timed to coincide with the need to protect the US oil interests? Who else could convince (less than) half of a nation of 300 million people to vote him into office? Who could convince hundreds of thousands of troops to leave their families, risk their lives, and give up everything to fight in a fictional war while he drank Diet Coke and played golf and rode bikes with Lance Armstrong? And his most puzzling trick of all time...convincing the American population that there are bigger threats to them than himself - a man "elected" to lead "the most powerful country in the world" but who convinced Yale to accept him based on his father's credentials, who doesn't know his right from left, and who has mangled the true meaning of the words freedom, peace, and democracy for our children's generation and generations to come.

    Unconditional war can no longer lead to unconditional victory. It can no longer serve to settle disputes. It can no longer concern the Great Powers alone. For a nuclear disaster, spread by wind and water and fear, could well engulf the great and the small, the rich and the poor, the committed and the uncommitted alike. Mankind must put an end to war - or war will put an end to mankind.

    - John F. Kennedy

    Tuesday, November 08, 2005

    Addicted to Grey's Anatomy

    ...and definitely not doing any work.

    Update on my fantasy basketball: I'm currently 1-1-1 after week 1.
    Not too too shabby. Could be better though. Will keep you updated.
    (Because I know you care).

    Currently downloading music from Grey's Anatomy.
    Yes, I'm crazy.
    (Yes, it's 2:30am).
    (And yes, I have class at 9:30am).
    (And yes, I'm waiting for last week's episode to download so I can watch it tonight).

    In other news: Prabh's birthday on Saturday! Went to Elixir, but it was townie filled. Went to Ale house, but WASP filled. Lesser of two evils, I suppose. Michael Jackson and other stuff I don't know the name of, but I've heard them in my enjoyable spinning classes.

    Thursday, November 03, 2005


    It's been a crazy couple of weeks.
    So let's recap starting with the fun stuff:

    Vogue Smoker @ Elixir

    This is at Stella's apartment before we headed over...and more importantly, before the drunkenness happened (the Elixir pictures are definitely branded as a not-blogger-postable...not how you're thinking but because half of our faces are cut-off or they are of the floor and stuff). This is also Stella's apartment before it burned down.

    Dexter's Rehab Love Jam
    Last chance for romance. Dress to impress. Hahahahaa. I love it. Well, it was nice to hang with the Rehab girls and guy. Pat's music was awesome as always and it was a..."sad" night. Thanks Puneet for giving me a hug and Janice for yelling at me for crying all the time.

    So basketball season has started 2 days ago and life is good. Rip, C-Webb, Darius Miles...who would have thunk it? And my Wake Forest love, Chris have done me proud!! Forget the Final Four! Too bad DMase sucks. And AK's FG% is 20%. I can't believe - Michael Redd 41 pts. There have been so many surprises so far! Sam Cassell?? WHEEEE! I have three teams in fantasy this year - Kev Tsang's, Enrico's, and Karthik's. So far, so good, but we ( in me and my teams) will have a better idea at the end of this week. It's been so exciting - already 4 games in OT and 1 in 2OT!!! I really wish we had TNT. Even though I hate you, Kobe, that shot was sweet and clutch and that Camby retribution block (after he stripped you of the ball) was sick. Maybe you still got it.

    Semi on November 11, work semi-formal Christmas party on November 26...

    Plans for Montreal are coming together - leaving Friday, November 18 and returning on Sunday. Partying with all the Asian people in Ontario and Quebec on Saturday night and SHOPPING!!! Can't wait to spend time with Puneet, J.Lo, Amy, and Janice (you better be coming).

    Plans for Europe are slowly coming together - researching train/plane options and hostels. I will keep you posted.

    It looks like family vacation to NYC for Christmas. MET and MoMA, here I come!

    Now onto the unfun stuff like school. 1 more month until classes are over. WOWZA. I can't believe it. Do they just expect me to walk out of JHA on December 13, 2005 @ 12pm (hopefully I'll be done early though) and be ready for REAL LIFE? HA!

    Working on resume and cover letter stuff. Trying to make me sound as unlazy as possible and as enthusiastic about OT as I should be. (Yes, it is as hard as it sounds).

    I'm applying for jobs, 1st round to pediatrics in Toronto and Vancouver. And if that fails, onto anything else that will take me.
    Prepping for placement and applying in January to the national system.

    After tomorrow, it will be home free (for at least a week or two) before the intensity restarts.

    Currently: Sta is staying with me as her apartment above Joe Dough's burned down. Humdinger, eh? Well, good thing most of her stuff is okay - she bought a new laptop and is currently looking for shelter. I saw GB today behind me at Timmy's (what a coincidence, we were talking last night before we fell asleep that I never see him anymore 'cause I never to go Stauffer...sigh). FATE.

    I can't believe its November already. I feel like I just got here, yet I've been here forever...if that makes sense.

    Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.

    Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith. I'm convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You've got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don't settle.

    Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

    Stay hungry. Stay foolish.

    - Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer Inc. and Pixar Animation Studios, Stanford University Commencement Address, delivered June 12, 2005