Sunday, December 30, 2007

Saturday, December 29, 2007

End of the year....

Hello everyone! As the GF is watching the historic game between the Patriots and the Giants, I am in my 2nd. hour of net surfing. We also recently flew back from her family in Dallas. It was really good to see the nephew... all six years old full of energy, stubbornness, and snuggles! We got the GF's parents a computer and we hope that as they enter the information age, they'll be able to communicate via e-mail, shop, and even surf some porn on their new computer! They (her folks) have worked hard all of their lives to raise their kids and now they're raising their grandson, and I just hope that one day, they'll finally be able to live a more comfortable and peaceful life.

I am going to fly back to my family for the new year and try to spend some quality time with my grandfather and my sister. I wish that we all lived closer, because the older I get, the less time I get to spend with them. Things don't feel the same since the passing of my grandmother, and I still miss her immensely. I still, however, have my grandfather and I am really appreciative of him! About my own mom and dad? I wish that things were different, and as much as we are civil with each other, I think they dropped the ball on my sister and I shortly after we were born... even though I don't really think that it was our fault, I think that sooner or later, the effects of their actions or inactions will come back to haunt all of us.

Nevertheless, 2008 is coming, and I am hopeful that it'll be a good year. I think I am going to try and make this military thing a part of my past, so wish me luck! I think the army has a lot of other young and motivated individuals that they can choose from instead of me, a semi-motivated, aging, and achy atypical Asian woman! I hope that I'll be able to understand my pets better, treat my GF better, maybe add an addition or two to our family, be more healthy, read more, and talk to God more.

I hope your new year will be a good one for you and yours too!

Saturday, December 08, 2007

This is my dog, Ramen, and this is a picture of him in full "combat gear" for his walk in the snow a few nights ago. Doesn't he look thrilled?

I've arrived at my new job, the higher paying but longer commute and much more taxed one. I don't know how long I'll be there, but at least I'm not in that pot of drama at the last job post anymore. Even my then manager has managed to get another gig...yes, the upper management was that bad that everyone of us have decided to leave.

My last day at the previous job went better than I had expected it to be. Thank God! Maybe fate, or whatever is at play will somehow bring all of us back again, hopefully in better times and circumstances, you know?

The GF and I are going to her home for Christmas, and I'll then travel to my grandfather and sisters to be with them for a few days. I am guilty for not calling my grandfather more often. Granted, he doesn't like to talk on the phone much, but it's the effort that counts, right? I think it'll be good to spend some time with both families....and even better to be away from the traffic and the blahness of this place.

The GF is not having a good time at her job because of the various lazy people with attitudes who work around her. Listening to her, it makes me sad for her that, for someone so smart and hardworking, she still has to put up with this shit. It makes working from home or working in a smaller doctor's office setting so much more attractive. She has updated her profile on and will do some more research so that she can find some other opportunities hopefully come beginning of the year. I just wish that her next work crew will be so much better than her current ones.

More later....still got to get X'mas gifts!....Trying like heck to avoid the malls!