Thursday, April 27, 2006
It's really difficult typing without using your ring finger. I never noticed how much I use it for typing. Ohh man...I hope I can still play the guitar on Sunday...I'm worship leading too...simeone might have to play for me...
I went to Towa yesterday with my sister and dad. I think it changed owners. I think it changed to chinese owners, which only means one thing, IT WAS BAD!! the portions were a lot smaller, and it was still just as expensive. The restaurant was pretty empty for lunch time too...usually it's pretty packed. How do I know that they changed owners? I don't, but my dad said that he saw an advertisement for Towa in the Chinese newspaper, which they never used to do. It took a really long time to get our sushi too,which is odd because it wasn't packed and it's sushi, there's nothing to cook. So there goes another decent calgary sushi restaurant.
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
It all started on Saturday when my friend called me to see if I wanted to play squash. It's been like a year since I've played squash and he's been playing on and off and so he totally killed me in the first game. I wasn't satisfied with my playing and so we kept on playing. Gradually, my hand eye coordination got better and I finally beat him, but it took like 2-3 hours of playing.
The next day, I woke up and all I can say is..."ouch". My arm started to hurt and my hamstrings were huting and in pain. Then after service, we went to play football with everyone. OHh man....did I ever do a lot of running. I didn't want to run, but I always end up running because the adrenaline kicks in and it doesn't hurt. I think we played for a long time on Sunday too.
I woke up on Monday and I could barely walk. Both my legs were hurting from my hips to my toes. It literally took me 3 minutes to get from my room to the bathroom, and then I thought, "Ohh man, how am I going to play football tonight". Tonight was the first game in our city rec league. I was literally walking like I had bars attached to my knees to keep it from bending. Even my co-workers made fun of me. Later on that night, the game started. My muscles felt really tight and super sore, but I had to play.....this one was for the team. For the WIN. As soon as I stepped on to the field and the first ball was thrown, the adrenaline kicked in...hahaha....no more pain, and so I ran......and ran.....and ran. I was tired. We beat our first team pretty good, and we tied our second team (which kinda sucks, but meh...ohh well - we were really tired).
As an added bonus, I got an interception and was assaulted by the same guy 3 times! hahaha.
Afterwards, we went to BP's and it started to hurt again.....
....it was really tough getting up this morning....
Friday, April 21, 2006
I've made a new picture page, which one is better?
- One requires flickr <- which is alright, but you can only have like 100 pictures (not that I'll ever reach that amount, but you never know)
- For the other one, you can put as many pictures as you want (as much as your webspace can hold)
The second one is pretty handy for those that have webspaces. If you don't have a webspace and you want to post pictures, I recommend the flickr one...it's pretty good. Both the photoscripts are for rookie 'html'-er's like myself. If you're a prostar, prove you are a prostar and make one yourself...hahaha....like holepuncher b.
.....GO FLAMES GO!
At work, they have started something called Jersey and Jeans day so basically on game day, you can wear the colors of your team with jeans until they are kicked out of the playoffs...since the flames play every other day....I might just wear different colors so I can wear jeans to work...hahaha...that would be pretty funny.
As we speak, I am wearing "my jersey"....
wooo....electric in the air....
Playoffs start tonight....who's going to watch?? not me...I'll be at YAC! hahaha
I should have put my name into the draws to get playoff tickets....crappy...ohh well...I'll do that second round. Or maybe I'll buy tickets and sell them to see how much they'll go for...hahaha. I was reading something that compared hockey in Anahiem to hockey in Calgary. The one thing that I remember the most is that in Anahiem, hockey tickets are given as the "runner up" prize in contests and stuff like that, where as in Calgary, people will pay insane amounts of money just to go watch a game and it would be first prize. I hate how some of the stronger teams in the NHL have no fan base.....it's like what's the point?!? Like when Tampa won the cup?!? Did anyone even notice in Florida of all places? I bet they've never seen snow before...hahaha
..... GO FLAMES GO!
I'm giving away my air guitars if anyone is interested...let me know! :)
Thursday, April 20, 2006
Now that I'm older...I think why are people sitting inside when the weather is super nice outside?? hahaha....I think it comes with age, but I like sitting outside in the patio now. Good thing my work has a nice patio for people to sit and eat their lunch. It was so nice just to sit outside and enjoy the sunshine.
I think I need a day off. I know we just had a long weekend and all, but it wasn't really a long weekend for me because I had to study. I'm just tired. It sucks to be a contract worker because you don't get any holidays or benefits. I've been working here for a year now and I've basically come every single day. All regular employees get 4 weeks of holidays in a year. I've had zero. Even the mexican gets 10 days holidays....where's mine??
I should be getting holidays...fo shizzle...
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
HAHAHA.....they also have the Calgary Tower on the mae website!! cool! Click the pic to go to their website.
hahaha...it's funny that I am so happy considering I only had one exam, but I was also taking another course as well. Taking these 2 courses reminded me of how much I dislike school.
I sacrificed 2 football games and hanging out for this stupid exam. I was really nervous before the exam too because there could have been anything on this exam. 4 questions in 3 hours...I know that doesn't sound a lot, but when each question takes you 30-45 mins to finish if you understand it, just imagine how long it would take you if you didn't understand it??
So my exam time was at 7:00pm (who has exams from 7:00 - 10:00??) and as I said before, I was really nervous and so I prayed (like I do for all my exams...you should too...it helps!), but after looking at the first question and finishing it in 10 mins....the nervousness just went away and I burned through the exam. and finished it in 2 hrs and 45 mins....thank God. The exam wasn't too difficult for me, which means that it wasn't difficult for anybody else either. I just hope that I wrote enough and analyzed the logs enough. This was probably the most practical and useful course that I have ever taken in school. It's knowledge that I can actually use in industry so that's good.
So that's 2 more courses down and 9 more to go......
Just imagine what my last year would have been like if I didn't take these courses over my internship period. From the time that I started working, I've taken 4 courses total, and if I take one in the summer, that would be 5. I would have had 13 freaking courses in my 4th year if I didn't go to school over internship......CRAZY!!
now it's time to go BUCK WILD! hahahaha.....
Thursday, April 13, 2006
Yesterday, I was at school until freaking 1:20am...what the heck?? It wasn't even an engineering course....stupid coms 363......stupid professor. How in the world do I spend more time on this project than any other freaking engineering projects in my entire university career??
I got home at l ike 1:45 yesterday and went to sleep at 2:00....and then proceeded to wake up at 5:30 to go to work.....yuck.....I'm tired, cranky, and I just need to have something good happen to me...
perfection is good when handing in reports, but it comes to a point when it's just not worth it because you are spending so much time just to up your grade from a B to a B+....if it was a definite A I would surly do it.....maybe....depending on the time....hahahaha.
Seriously though...with all that time spent....it's still a B+ paper.....waste of time...fo shizzle...
Today, I was so tired I parked directly into the company lot....I hope the person's spot that I took is not here today...
Good thing it's the weekend tomorrow....now all I have to do is study and write my test on Monday.....
I recommend taking classes during internship, but make sure they are relatively fun classes.....
RETARDED I SAY.....RETARDED!!!!
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Monday, April 10, 2006
What a great weekend. It was really good seeing Rev Powell again. He's so cool and he totally understands the youth too, which makes him even more cooler! hahaha
I actually thought it would be a very tiring weekend. On top of the church stuff, I had to run back and forth from school and finish group projects. The church part definitely wasn't tiring, but the school kinda was...hahaha.
The rally on Saturday night was awesome. I really didn't know what to expect. Last time we had a rally, I don't recall having that many youth in the congregation, but on Saturday it was awesome. I think they said something like 170-180 people were there....sweet! It was so much fun playing and worshipping with Jay, Richie, Caleb, and Sarah. It's probably because we aren't too technical, we just love playing...hahaha. Everyone loved Rev. Powell too which is totally awesome. I wondered how the other churches would react because we have this stereotype of being "Pentecostal", but they really enjoyed it...even though it wasn't really "Pentecostal". It was funny watching our youth jump and only a certain select crowd of people. So from where I was standing it was the entire right side with a couple of heads bobbing up and down over in the center and left rows...hahaha.
Sunday was good too. I don't know when the last time we had an alter call was, but it definitely was the time because 2 people got saved. Sweet! Now we just have to disciple them and mentor them and make sure they stay in the church. I'm excited for our church. It seems like God is really starting to move. I can't wait till I'm done school and then I can go to prayer. They started a Sunday evening prayer meeting, which I'm kinda thinking about going to. I wish they would have put it in the middle of the week though because if I go to the Saturday prayer as well as the Sunday prayer...that's a lot of prayer for the weekend. Not that it's bad or anything, but I just think that prayer time in the middle of the week is better.
I should start a prayer meeting in the middle of the week to compete with the Sunday night one! :) hahahaha
Another good song on the United album is "The Stand"
Here's the chorus:
So I’ll stand
With arms high and heart abandoned
In awe of the One who gave it all
My soul Lord to You surrendered
All I am is Yours
I pray God that this will be the cry of YAC and the church of CPC.
Have a great week guys!!
Friday, April 07, 2006
I think God is trying to tell me something, but my mind is just so cluttered with crap that it's just not getting through.
These past couple of months have been really really hard. I've stopped going to prayer because of my weekend class, and I think that has hit me a lot. I miss prayer. That time for me was the time where I could reflect and thank God for the week. I know I can pray at home and all that, but there was just something about that time on Saturday mornings. There was a peace to that time. Whenever I had exams, busyness, stress, I would go to prayer and all of that would just disappear.
God has given me a vision, a dream, but I know that if I try to do it myself, it's going to FAIL. It's kinda funny because He's been revealing it to me a little at a time. Until now, I didn't really know what God has been trying to tell me because it's been happening in pieces.....now I'm just waiting for confirmation. So I'm not going to tell you what the dream is. Please pray for me...I dunno about what, but just pray for me. God, I pray that if it is your plan, that you would reveal it to others as well.
I read a good quote the other day from Mike Pilavachi. For those of you who don't know, he started Sould Survivor and he's the pastor of Tim Hughes and Matt Redman
He was asked this question:
"What advice would you give to a local church in terms of winning and keeping its 15s to 30s?"
This was his response: (You have to read it with an English accent...it's so much better! hahaha)
"One of the things the church has got to do if we’re to reach young people is that we mustn’t own them anymore. I love the story of Hannah, when she made a promise at the beginning of 1 Samuel, when she was barren, and said, ‘Lord if you would grant me a son, then I will give him back to you. I will present him in the temple; I will not keep him for myself.’ We know they belong to God and we will release them from trying to be pew-fillers.
Others need confidence that the young generation are not a different species, they’re just a younger version of them, and actually love transcends cultures. Some of the best youth leaders I’ve known have been people with white hair who just love the young people. We also need a passion to go and find them where they are, get beside them, care for them and to be genuine. It’s more important to be authentic than it is to be relevant."
You can read the whole article here:
God is stirring something in our church. Since Rev. Payne's sermon I think something BIG is happening...we need to keep on praying, seeking and asking.
ROCK ON PEEPS!! BE BLESSED!!
Read 1 Samuel and then read John 15, 16 and 17. Tell me what you think.
A verse that got me thinking...
9 "As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. 10 If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father's commands and remain in his love. 11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. 12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command. 15 I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit—fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. 17 This is my command: Love each other.
Thursday, April 06, 2006
This role basically involves getting exams for the exam bank, organizing 2 student prof mixers, and organizing 1 technical electives info night....plus, there might be some meetings and what not here and there.
Should I do it?? I did have aspirations of being in every single engineering picture for my last year...but do I really need this extra thing on my plate??
If I say yes, that means I would have to go to the events...Frosh Week...Engg Week....Jameoke...can I possibly be the VP and still attain my below average grades?? hahaha.
Hmm....still thinking about it....what do you guys think I should do??
Side note: I went to Jr. High with the newly elected SU President...hahaha
Look at this video of the Hillsong United Tribal Wars....imagine if we could do that in our church...that would be awesome!!
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
Is it a waste of time reading other people's blog? To those that say yes, I say to them NO. This is because through the world of blogging, I've read some pretty funny and amazing stories. The one thing that I like about blogs is that it is all random. No one plans out what they are going to type, they just sit down and type. It's like creativity in 5 mins.
I think blogging is healthy for you, but just make sure you don't turn creepy...like those people who can write so much, but can't carry a conversation. You need both worlds!
That's my amazing blog epiphany!
On a different note:
I went to CP today to pick up the new United CD. It's super good!! I also picked up the new Hawk Nelson CD. Too bad United wasn't coming to YC....kinda sucks......ohh well.
The scoring started in the 1st period with 40 secs left when Phaneuf put a low wrister on net and it went in. The second period had no shots, and in the third, the linesman dropped the puck when the Flames weren't ready and it went to Stevie Y. who naturally flicked the puck in. Stupid linesman...they dropped the puck twice like that and the penalty calls were brutal too!!
So tied 1-1 we went to overtime, where there was another bad penalty call....and it was getting intense. Everytime I got really nervous when Detroit would shoot the puck. On one shot, it went PING! and off the post. Then we got a powerplay and we were really close, but we just couldn't get it past stupid Osgood. So we went to a shootout, and with Detroits players, they scored two while we shot two straight into Osgood's pad.
Overall it was a good game....but it seemed like it wasn't that intense. There were no big hits, fights, or anything...I really wanted to see a fight!! hahaha. Thanks Kenric again for inviting me....it was great! Those seats are SUPER NICE!!
Monday, April 03, 2006
Yesterday was fun. Thank you everyone for coming out and thank you for the presents as well.
Alright...time to wake myself up...
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