Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Satire on common nations from natural news health ranger mike adams

Here are my rules of thumb regarding common nations (satire):

If you want it cheap and dirty, buy from China.

If you want it affordable and usable, buy from Taiwan.

If you want it precise and durable, buy from Japan.

If you want it overpriced and unhealthy, buy from America.

If you want it over-engineered and unjustifiably expensive, buy from Germany.

If you want it expensive but high quality, buy from Canada.

If you want it cheap and fast, and you don't really care if it actually
works, buy from Mexico.

If you want it cool-looking but useless because it's broken, buy from

If you want it cheap and late, buy from India (and keep your fingers crossed).

If you want to pay triple taxes on it, buy from the UK.

If you want it to snub your friends and make them feel inferior, buy it from

If you'd rather just talk about buying it instead of actually buying it,
then do it in Italy.

If you don't want it at all, send your money to the email scamming guy in

Hopefully, you have a sense of humor about all this. Most people find these lists funny, but if you feel offended by this list then feel free to send me a funnier list you write yourself. If it's sufficiently funny (and insightful), I'll publish it.

Monday, December 1, 2008

One more month until 2009

Should I be happy or sad?

This year has been wasted for me. I need a new start. How about a new job?

Weather definitely is getting colder. Definitely feels like Winter time now. Had to wear my gloves today. My lips feel dry and chapped even though I've put chapstick on. Just feel so lazy, extra lazy.

This year, I realized I definitely am not a fan of turkey meat. When I stopped eating it, I didn't have a migraine. Maybe it's just this year cause hubby brined turkey for the first time this year. Lemme marinate and inject it instead. Much tastier. :)

All I want to do right now and watch more Bollywood movies. I have a bunch at home. Haven't updated my spreadsheet of Bollywood films I own yet. I'm still sad about Mumbai. Now when I want to visit Mumbai in the future, it's going to be tougher.

Friday, November 28, 2008

My heart goes out to all those in Mumbai right now

I have been following the terriost attacks in Mumbai for the past few days.

If you haven't heard what happened in Mumbai, where in the heck have you been?????

Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) chief Hemant Karkare, two senior police officers and 78 others were killed when terrorists struck with impunity in Mumbai on Wednesday tonight (November 26) in coordinated multiple blasts and gunfire in a dozen areas including at iconic landmarks Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) railway station and two five star hotels--Oberoi and Taj. Karkare (54), who is probing the Malegaon blasts case, was gunned down when he was leading an operation at Hotel Taj against terrorists who had taken 15 people, including seven foreigners, as hostages. He was hit by three bullets in his chest. One MP Krishan Das and 200 people were stranded in Taj hotel..........

President-elect Barack Obama and UN chief Ban Ki-moon led the global community condemnation of the terror attacks in Mumbai and called on the nations of the world to work together to "root out and destroy terrorist networks".

At least 80 people, including Anti-Terrorism Squad chief Hemant Karkare, were killed when terrorists struck with impunity in Mumbai in coordinated multiple blasts and gunfire in a dozen areas across the city. "These coordinated attacks on innocent civilians demonstrate the grave and urgent threat of terrorism," Obama's Chief National security Spokesperson Brooke Anderson said in a statement.

"The United States must continue to strengthen our partnerships with India and nations around the world to root out and destroy terrorist networks," he said. "We stand with the people of India, whose democracy will prove far more resilient than the hateful ideology that led to these attacks," Anderson added.

In a statement, the US State Department condemned the terrorist attacks in Mumbai. "We are monitoring the situation very closely and stand ready to support the Indian authorities as they deal with this horrific series of attacks. At this point, we are unaware of any American casualties," it added.

The UN chief also strongly condemned the attacks, saying "such violence is totally unacceptable." He said that no cause or grievance can justify indiscriminate attacks against civilians and called for the perpetrators of the attacks to be brought to justice.

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said the "outrageous" attacks will be met with a "vigorous response". "I have sent a message to Prime Minister (Manmohan) Singh that the UK stands solidly with his government as they respond," Brown said, adding the UK is ready to offer all necessary help to India.

British Foreign Secretary David Miliband said the attacks were a reminder of the threat from violent extremists. "Today's attacks in Mumbai which have claimed many innocent victims remind us, yet again, of the threat we face from violent extremists," he said.

"Our thoughts are with the families and friends of those killed and injured. The UK and India will continue their joint efforts to counter the actions of terrorists," he said. The European Union strongly condemned the attacks and expressed its "horror and indignation" at the series of shootings and blasts.

Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon condemned the attacks, saying "these cowardly attacks are truly appalling." "Canada strongly condemns the savage terrorist attacks in Mumbai, which have left hundreds of innocent civilians injured or killed," Cannon said.

Britain's Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg said: "When violent terrorism raises its ugly head, it is crucial that the international community stands together. Conservative leader David Cameron said his thoughts were with all those who had been caught up in the attacks. "India and Britain stand together at this time in the face of terrorism," he said. The British Foreign Office has also issued an emergency number for people with relatives in Mumbai: 0207 008 0000.


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Top 15 Biggest Lies

Top 15 Biggest Lies:

15. "I'm from the government and I'm here to help."

14. "You get this one, I'll pay next time."

13. "Trust me, I'll take care of everything."

12. "Of course I love you."

11. "I am getting a divorce."

10. "Drinking? Why, no, Officer."

9. "I never inhaled."

8. "She means nothing to me."

7. "Don't worry, when the gauge is on empty I can
go another 20 miles."

6. "Don't worry, he's never bitten anyone."

5. "I'll call you later."

4. "I've never done anything like this before."

3. "Now, I'm going to tell you the truth."

2. "It's supposed to make that noise."

... and the Number One Biggest Lie:

1. "...then take a left. You can't miss it."

____________ _________ _________ _________ _________ _________ _

Man to woman leaving a movie theatre with a dog: "I'm sorry
to bother you, but I couldn't help but notice that your dog
was really into the movie. He cried at the right spots, he
moved nervously in his seat at the boring parts, but most
of all, he laughed like crazy at the funny parts. Isn't that

"Yes. He hated the book."

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Never realized the love

Hubby tells me he loves me daily but what I overheard goes beyond that!

No wonder I'm still in love with him madly.

We have ups and downs but through it all - I still love him.

Last night I overheard him tell his brother, my brother, and my son about the only person who he truly only love is "my wife." That's me! He says his father left him, his mom gave up on him, his siblings don't care for him, his kids will leave him after marriage but only me, his wife, will be there for him.

He goes on and tells the story of how I stood by him through it all -- when he was homeless, jobless, not quite a man yet, I was there for him. No one in this world loves him more than me, not even his mother.

That put tears in my eyes and it does right now too. I know he loves me but the extent - sometimes I don't know. He doesn't know I overheard the conversation.

I love him.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

The Bert Show's Big Thank You's

Please please please sign this -- it's for the troops fighting for our freedom --


Courtesy of Q100. Last year, they took handwritten letters. This year, it is electronic. I even made my kids do it. Plus I wrote out 10 different handwritten letters myself that year!

Since it's electronic this year, write one daily until the goal date of mid November??? Just do it. How many times do you check Blogger, your e-mail, MySpace, or Facebook?

It does not take long to fill out. Come on. Saying Thank You means a lot. It really does. I hate it when I do something sweet for someone and get no Thank You.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Aloe Vera plant


I freaking love this healing plant! If you don't know what it is, please sit back from an educational post on this wonderful plant.

Aloe vera is extracted from the aloe plant and has been credited with the ability to serve a medicinal purpose. Aloe is a succulent that can be grown indoors or outdoors. Aloe vera is used in many forms for its soothing and anti-inflammatory properties. Aloe vera has been used for centuries as a home remedy.Aloe vera that comes directly from the plant is a yellowish liquid. It can be obtained by simply breaking off a piece of the aloe vera plant. The liquid will run out and can be applied topically. The leaves can also be crushed and used as a salve. The healing properties of aloe vera come from the 18 amino acids it contains. It is used to heal skin that has been damaged. A common usage is to sooth sunburned skin. Aloe vera can also be made into juices, gels, powders and is often added to products. Aloe vera can be found in cosmetics, shampoos, lotions and many other common household aloe vera products. The many benefits of aloe vera are not fully researched as of yet.The healing uses of aloe vera have also been studied internally. When taken in a capsule form, aloe vera has proven to be a cure for constipation. Some people have found it to be a helpful cure for acne. Others simply love the way it adds softness to the skin. Other uses are currently unproven, but many people still rely on aloe vera to cure a range of common ailments.For centuries people have respected the healing and soothing nature of aloe vera. Aloe is commonly found as a houseplant. Families often pass down aloe vera plants from generation to generation along with it teaching about the healing properties the plant contains. More and more studies are conducted to help us discover the many ways aloe vera can help to heal the human body.


This plant means a lot to me. Let me tell you why.....

Several years ago I have gotten 2nd degree burns -- A second-degree burn injures the top layers of skin, called the epidermis, and extends down to the deeper layers of skin, called the dermis -- on my right breast-chest area. Although I have gone to the doctor several times, I wasn't getting results. The uneducated doctor told me that I would have to have plastic surgery for that area. It was definitely a large area that was burn -- at least 12 to 15 inches of burnt skin. In addition, he told me that I would have to keep on coming back to get wrapped up by THEM ONLY and pay my co-pay each time. Afterwards, I went to see a dermatologist (now why didn't think of that earlier?), the dermatologist didn't even touch me; he already knew what to prescribe to me. He told me to NOT wrap up anything around the affected area and wear loose, fitting shirts. Plus I had to make sure to keep the area moist so he prescribed to me greasy ointments.

Gosh, I hated the thought of this but had to do it. I knew I would have one BIG UGLY scar! With the education and knowledge from a fellow co-worker, Kim was telling me she had a HUGE aloe vera plant that can heal my scars once the skin starts healing and turns brown. She was NOT kidding at all. I love her for that. Unfortunately Kim left the company and I never gotten to thank her for educating me and we lost touch over the years. I still am grateful to her till this day. Maybe one day I'll meet her again. She used to bring me a new leaf weekly to use on my scars.

Within a few months, my scars were NO more. I have NO - I repeat NO scars from the second-degree burn! Sometimes I forget about that burning incident because I have no scar from it. But I am reminded again how wonderful this aloe vera plant is. Whenever I see or hear about aloe vera plant, I am reminded again about the scar I don't have. :)

A few many posts ago, I blogged about flea bites, I have a lot of scars from the flea bites and went looking for the aloe vera plants EVERYWHERE. For some reason, this year I am unable to find any aloe vera plants in Wal-Mart, Target, and Home Depot - which at first were available there.

I went searching on the net and found this guy in Georgia, where I also live, who has aloe vera plant farm and sells them. Immediately I ordered some. He had a special going on!!! I can not wait to get my plants!

Plus he is including to me in the package on how to take care of them and grow them! I even talked to him on the phone. I am so freaking excited. Hey, I am considering drinking the pulp for health purposes. I've seen in Asian markets - aloe vera drinks.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Sooo over the whatever-your-true-ethnicity-is American phrase. What I mean is, if you're an American, then you are. Why do you have to categorize who you are and tag American at the end? Are you not proud to be an American? I most definitely am! If people ask me for my nationality, I say American. Puh-leaze, I know what they meant. If they then ask about ethnicity, I'll say Hmong. Although most people don't know who the heck Hmong people are. I really don't care; I rather educate them than mislead them into thinking I'm a different ethncity. Yes, I do know some Hmong people who say they're either Thai or Lao just to ignore small talk. Why? You complain Americans don't know Hmong people. Educate them!

The other night I was talking to one of my friend that is half black, half Korean. She tells me that it is hard being a mix child because when she dates or have friends that are black, she's not black enough. Then when she's out with her Korean friends or is dating, she is not Korean enough. She's stuck. Even though I can not relate to her, my kids go through that struggle too at times.

Granted that my hubby is Asian and so am I but we're both different ethnicities. I'm Hmong and he's Khmer. We both speak different language. From both sides of the family, we always get the same questions. "Why aren't you teaching your kids Hmong" or "why aren't you teaching your kids Cambodian?" Shoot, they speak English because we're in America!!! I do try to teach them some Hmong but they have to want to learn it too. Hopefully in the future, they won't regret it. Now since I'm older, I wish my parents taught me Thai, Lao, and French. Yes, they can speak five languages - Hmong, English, Thai, Lao, and French.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Saying thank you

This post is not about Thanksgiving. I know it's coming up next month. But saying thank you for those who do a great job in helping you out.

Ever since I've been working at this particular company, I've been receiving thank you notes or even e-mails to my supervisor and manager about what a great job I've done.

It feels great to hear that. For me, I've always just treated others the same as how I would like to be treated. I don't think it's going the extra mile or what not. Little did I ever know that it would make a customer's day, yet even a frustrated co-worker!

Since then when I do have great customer service, I have written e-mails, letters, or even talked to their supervisor. I try to take time to do so to let others know how much I appreciate their hospitality. People like to be appreciated for the little things that they do.

It is so easy to get upset and just lose it. Or even complain to their supervisor or manager. But many people still do not let others know what a great job they've done. They usually get blamed and fingers pointed at them first.

Weight issues - scale vs clothes

Being a female, we tend to be our worst critics. No matter how many people tell you that you look great, you will always focus on the negatives. You damn if you do, you damn if you don't. It's also because women are so cruel. What I mean is this - you see a beautiful woman down the street, nicely toned body with long silky hair. She's a perfect ten in men's eyes. You know what other females say? They criticize her and say, "well, I'm sure she paid for those." Instead of giving props to her, they put her down so they can feel better. That makes me really mad. Comments like these are pure envious. No wonder women are never satisfied with themselves!

Or you have a woman who after having kids, worked out hard in the gym to keep her flattering figure and is proud of it. Women criticize her by saying, "why she always gotta show off" or "she looks good......for a mom." WTF???

I'm tired of stepping on the scale but it's motivating me to lose more weight. The pounds aren't shedding at all but the clothes are bigger ane looser. That is great but I have to challenge myself to do better. Make the pounds and clothes decrease.

People say muscles weigh more than fat but that's not true. Muscles just take up less room than fat. One pound of feathers = one pound of rocks. Just takes more to fill up with feathers, that's all.

It's also because I'm getting older so I'm losing more in areas than others. Maybe my body type is definitely curvy versus big on top because my jeans are falling down while by thighs still have some room.

I need to overcome all this free food stuff around the holidays. Every time I think I'm doing well, I disappoint myself. Got an email that there's free barbeque for everyone in the area tomorrow! Focus. Stay focus.

Monday, October 13, 2008

What Not to Wear

So it's Monday morning. I did study for an hour. Therefore, I went to bed around 2 am. I'm proud of myself. The lack of sleep didn't affect me much. I'm a bit sore from working out so hard especially the weight lifting. You know how it is when you get out of bed, soreness. But I'm okay now.

One of my favorite TV show is What Not to Wear. I love Clinton and Stacy. Sadly, I didn't know Clinton was in Atlanta to promote his latest book. Gosh, would've love to meet him and get his book at that time too!! But I got one of his and Stacy's older book, Dress Your Best. It's "the complete guide to finding the style that's right for your body." I'm stuck on my body type. My upper body definitely is bigger than my bottom body. However, I don't think my legs are that small. I'm stuck with Bigger on Top vs Curvy. Bigger on Top women have a huge chest with skinny legs; I don't think my legs are that skinny. My thighs and calves are huge. Curvy women have a bigger chest and big legs with smaller waist line. That sounds more like me but then again, I don't think my waist is that small. Not sure!! I know I have to find a XL or L shirt because of my chest but with pants/skirts, I can easily wear a M.

In addition to Clinton and Stacy's book, I got Carmindy's book - 5 Minute Face. I love her tips. Love what she wrote about Asian skin - "Asian women are the among the most naturally beautiful in the world. They usually have full lips (the kind the rest of us dream of) and skin that never seems to age. Asian complexions looks best when color is brought to the cheeks ans eyes are defined." Although I'm in my early 30s now, I still get people thinking I should be in my mid 20s at work and school. Feels great!!! Even some Asian friends who I haven't seen in decades tell me I haven't aged at all. Even though I'm not a huge makeup fan, putting it on to look natural yet lumunious is beautiful.

The other cast of What Not to Wear is Nick but all his books were out! With hair, I usually try to stay trendy anyways. Whether it's cuts or color. However, now I'm sticking strictly to cuts because I don't want to damage my hair anymore. But I would love for him to tell me what hairstyle/color would look best on me.

I want to make a complete transformation. With the workouts and looks, I want to look like I care. Can't wait for my professional career to take off!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Thank goodness for the rain

I'm so happy that it rained today. Others may disagree but we haven't had rain a long time. My garden is dying! I love the cool breeze when it rains.

True, there are accidents and slower traffic but there are always positives/negatives in everything that happens.

Earlier I mentioned that I should exercise again at work starting today, Wednesday, but I'm unable to. Shoot, I completely forgot about the Diversity Meeting today at noon. Gotta go to it. I was voted the back-up secretary. Guess will start tomorrow. I usually like to go around 2ish because hate going to the gym around lunch time. Too crowded at times.

Love the autumn weather. Not too hot or cold. Not too many bugs around either. Plan to go to some more waterfalls again. Yah!

Don't plan to do anything for Thanksgiving this year. So sick and tired of always cooking. And people not coming on time.

ETA - back from the meeting.

I just had an interesting conversation with one of my co-workers. She is always broke and complains. Why does she go out and eat every day? Well, the convo was about donations. She was saying even though she's broke, she donates anyways because she never know in the future where she's going to be. I can understand that but this is my problem. Some people do not want to change at all!!! You can give a homeless person a job and a home; many will not care to continue that lifestyle. Some may want the idea of "give to me, me, me!" It's free, why not? That's one reason why I don't care to donate as much to big charities or stuff. I rather do adopt a family or something. A few years ago, my family and I were homeless because of a fire. But we got back on our feet within months. I don't see where all these "victims" continue to stay the way they are. They complain about everything and blame everyone for their problems. The problem first start with YOU!!!!

Now this has NOTHING to do with people who have chronic or terminal illnesses or have family members with that. They don't even complain like homeless folks.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

TV Show - Lost

OMG - my hubby has been watching all the Lost episodes. One of his co-workers let him borrow the Lost series episodes. We're on Season 3! It's getting good. Although I haven't seen each episode like hubby, what I've seen is really good. It's definitely like a soap-opera show. I wish it would go quicker. I'm just very impatient. No wonder I stick strictly with movies now!!! I don't mind some Korean dramas that are only 16 episodes but I hate sappy-love stories.

While watching Lost, I realize that the ladies on the island are so fit! I want Evangeline Lilly's body! She's my new girl crush. She's slim but very tone. Her characer is Kate on the show.



Friday, September 26, 2008

Kaiser Permanente Corporate Run/Walk

Wow, I'm a bit sore this morning. Last night at the Run/Walk, I was able to run half and walk the other half. It felt great!!! Well, not this morning but it was a huge accomplishment for me. Next year, I will do the run and train for it too. I'm excited. Not sure if I'll still be at the same company but I'm going to do it!! It'll help me lose lots more weight, be active, and energetic. I was very impress running with one of my heavy-set coworker. Dang, he can out-run me!!!!

While I was running downhill, I heard my name. One of my ex-coworker saw me! OMG, it was so great to reunite with her! I haven't seen her in years! Since I'm competitive, I didn't walk with them too long and continued running afterwards. Later I was looking for their company's tent but unable to do so. There were so many companies there! Over 200, I believe! The event was huge. Got a lot of freebies! Loving it! Protein granola bars and smooties everywhere! Vitamin water and bottled water too.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Bitten by fleas & workout

My dog Puchy got a lot of fleas. I still love her to death though. She's an 8-year-old Min Pin. We've had her since she was a year old and is a part of the family. Never ever have we had a flea problem until several months ago. All these stupid stray dogs are running around in the neighborhood infested with fleas!! They come to our yard and then Puchy goes outside to pee and voila - Puchy gets it, brings it in the house...then we all get it. Puchy's been sleeping in the garage since then. We bathe her daily, comb her hair, flea-bomb the place twice!! I'm over it. My leg looks so nasty now with all the flea bites. I must have some yummy, juicy, sweet blood that the fleas keep coming back to me and biting me! Only me! Well, my daughter, but not as bad as me! Urgh! They have been areas as my butt, back, thighs, arms, chest, and even neck!! My ankle and feet area are the worse though. I'm so pissed off at Cook's Pest Control - they stood me up twice! I set up appointments and they never showed up. So hubby said forget it. He got some advise from people at work and he's treating the house their way. I've ordered medicine for Puchy and should get it in the mail today. Hopefully!!

On a brighter note, I've been working out again. Just slowly doing it again. I've been idle for a month or so because of hectic life at work and home. Although I say I prefer to work out in the morning, I have been doing it in the late evenings. My typical workout is jump roping. I love that! I usually jump rope for 30 mins. How I calculate it is if I do 600 jump ropes - that's equal to 10 mins worth. So I do 3 sets of 600 jump ropes to equal 1800 jump ropes and 30 mins. I may go over or a little less but it pretty much balances out.

I feel great after the workouts. I eat less, have more energy. However, I don't see a significant amount of weight loss on the scale but I feel great in my clothes. Hubby hugged me yesterday and told me that I've lost weight cause he can't pull on my extra, snuggled skin like he did a few days ago. Yah! Sucess!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Haberno peppers & Karma

Oh gosh, my stomach is killing me!!! Well, the deal is I love hot and spicy food! Yummy! I can eat a whole jar of jalepeno peppers. That's how much I love spiciness. Me likes some spice in my life. I love to spice up my food so much that hubby grew a veggie garden full of Thai red peppers, jalepenos, and haberno peppers. Yummy!!! Usually when I cook chicken stir fry, I add any of the peppers for flavor. Then I save a portion for me and stir in more peppers for my dish. Last night after work, I came home to cook some chicken breast stir fried with sliced green beans. Add in about four haberno peppers and two red jalepeno peppers. It was so yummy. Then mix it with Jasmine rice. Oh my goodness. A few hours later, my stomach was killing me!!!! Oh gosh, I've never had my stomach feel this upset ever! My stomach is even killing me this morning!! That's what I get. When I ate the food, it was so tasty though...lol

Do you believe in Karma? I do to a certain extent. I believe in the "what comes around goes around even harder" way. Not calling anyone out cause I would hate to do that. There are a handful of people who have made my life miserable. So miserable that I was in a state of depression a few years ago. I feel bad for them now but yet have a sense of joy, I know I may sound evil and get crucify for saying this but their lives are not so well now. When I first hear about it, my first instant was sorrow...then later it turned to a bit of a smirk. Just thinking back how awful they have treated my family and me makes me so mad. I have forgiven them but it's not easy to forget.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Racist tee shirt or funny one? Tell me....

FYI - just for the record, I do NOT find these tee shirts offensive. I do find them quite funny.



Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Organic brown rice

Okay so I've been trying to eat healthier now. Over the weekend I went to the International Farmer's Market and saw a small bag of organic brown rice, so I decided to purchase it. It only cost $2 because it was probably 3 or 4 cups. I ate it with some of my stir-fried chicken. The texture of the organic brown rice was quite thick. With the first taste, I didn't like it too much. Then I tried to disguise the taste with more of the chicken flavor. Then today, I decided to eat it again, it was definitely a much better experience. I probably will have to continue buying the organic brown rice in small packages. My family hates to eat it. They prefer the Thai jasmine rice. I do too but I have to change for myself. Since I love eating rice, I have to stick with that. The kids want a hamburger so bad but they are okay with a turkey burger I make them.

Ever since the layoffs at work, I've been more depress and busy. Disappointed with myself since I haven't worked out in a while. However, in the past few days I have. It feels great!!!!!!!!!! I do love working out. I'm back to jump roping again. I'm gradually building back up. It's hard to work out at my job place now so I'm avoiding it until next month because we're going to be busy with quarter end.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Pet peeve - people who are always late

One of my pet peeves is people who are constantly late for anything. I hate when people start a party Asian-standard time. If you plan an event with others and you show up late to your own party? Why? Do you not care? Do you know have the courtesy to call up the others to let them know that you are running late?

Promptness does run in the family. My parents always taught me to be on time. If you are late, you show that you are a lackadaisical person.

Or even people who go to work. Always late! Especially salary-based people! Come to work late, take two-hours lunches, and then leave early. WTF??

Okay, enough about the rant...this blog is turning into my vent blog instead now

Friday, September 12, 2008

I love getting free stuff...

No obligation at all! No kidding. Absolutely free! Every now and then when I'm bored, I surf the net and come across coupons or free offers. Just samples of new products. All you have to do is put in your name and address. Sometimes I forget that I signed up for it and weeks later, I receive something in the mail. It truly is amazing.

I've gotten makeup, magazines, drinks, household products, etc. There are definitely some sites that say free but you pay for shipping/handling. No way am I talking about that.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

7th year anniversary of 9/11

When you just say 9/11, you should know what it means. I shouldn't have to go into details into what happened on that tragic day of 09/11/2001.

Listening to Q100 this morning, they've been playing the 9/11 Montage. I was in tears, like I was every year. All those feelings are still there. At the time it happened, I was working at a different company and we all gathered outside, held hands, and prayed.

Although I didn't know personally know anyone who got effected, my heart still goes out to the families who have lost a love one.

I'm a very patriotic person. Everyday I thank my parents for letting me come to the USA for a better life. Many Hmong familes are still getting killed in Laos and Thailand till this day! It saddens me.

I'm an American, I've been here since I was six months old and now I'm in my early 30s. Never will I forget who I am.

But I am very patriotic because USA let my family come here. One of my pet peeves is minorities dissing USA. Why don't you go back to your country?

Monday, September 8, 2008

Looking for new chicken recipes online

I try not to get bored with my food. I love cooking and finding new recipes to add flavors to my food. My family has completely stopped eating beef and pork. It was hard for the kids but they were able to do it. Kids love eating sausages so I buy turkey sausage. Even turkey bacon. Chicken hot dogs too. They can still enjoy the foods they were used to with less fat and different type of meat.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Can't believe I was watching the VMAs

studying, and getting on the net at the same time! Ha!

I mainly watched the VMAs to see Fanny Pak and Kaba Modern performed. Although I am a huge Kaba Modern fan, I am glad to see Fanny Pak take it. I think Kaba Modern should've taken ABDC season 1 and Fanny Pak take ABDC season 2.

Still in shock, I am surprise that the Pussycat Dolls beat Chris Brown in the Best Dance video. PD can't sing but they sure are entertaining. OMG, they're going to head to Bollywood soon too. You can also watch the video here.

Britney so did not deserve the first award!! Oh gosh, I sound so much like a whiner, hahaha.

VMAs are getting more boring every year. I still can't believe I have it on!

I will definitely study a bit more before heading for bed.

Friday, August 29, 2008



Thank goodness there's a name for this disorder. Somehow I feel better, even though I have it!! -----------------------------------------------
Recently, I was diagnosed with A.A.A.D.D - Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder.
This is how it manifests:

I decide to water my garden.
As I turn on the hose in the driveway, I look over at my car and decide it needs washing.

As I start toward the garage, I notice mail on the porch table that I brought up from the mail box earlier.
I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car.

I lay my car keys on the table, put the junk mail in the garbage can under the table, and notice that the can is full.
So, I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the garbage first.

But then I think, since I'm going to be near the mailbox when I take out the garbage anyway, I may as well pay the bills first.

I take my check book off the table, and see that there is only one check left.
My extra checks are in my desk in the
study, so I go inside the house to my desk where I find the can of Coke I'd been drinking.

I'm going to look for my checks, but first I need to push the Coke aside so that I don't accidentally knock it over.
The Coke is getting warm, and I decide to put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold.

As I head toward the kitchen with the Coke, a vase of flowers on the counter catches my eye--they need water.
I put the Coke on the counter and discover my reading glasses that I've been searching for all morning.

I decide I better put them back on my desk, but first I'm going to water the flowers. I set the glasses back down on the counter, fill a container with water and suddenly spot the TV remote. Someone left it on the kitchen table.

I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV, I'll be looking for the remote, but I won't remember that it's on the kitchen table, so I decide to put it back in the den where it belongs, but first I'll water the flowers.

I pour some water in the flowers, but quite a bit of it spills on the floor.
So, I set the remote back o n the table, get some towels and wipe up the spill.
Then, I head down the hall trying to remember what I was planning to do.

At the end of the day:

the car isn't washed
the bills aren't paid
there is a warm can of Coke sitting on the counter
the flowers don't have enough water,
there is still only 1 check in my check book,
I can't find the remote,
I can't find my glasses,
and I don't remember what I did with the car keys.

Then, when I try to figure out why nothing got done today, I'm really baffled because I know I was busy all day, and I'm really tired

I realize this is a serious problem, and I'll try to get some help for it, but first I'll check my e-mail.

Do me a favor................. Forward this message to everyone you know, because I don't remember who I've sent it to.

Don't laugh -- if this isn't you yet, your day is coming!

Thursday, August 28, 2008


EFFECTIVE : Immediately

1) You are advised to come to work dressed according to your salary.

2) If we see you wearing Prada shoes and carrying a Gucci bag, we will assume you are doing well financially and therefore do not need a raise.

3) If you dress poorly, you need to learn to manage your money better, so that you may buy nicer clothes, and therefore you do not need a raise.

4) If you dress just right, you are right where you need to be and therefore you do not need a raise.

Sick Days:

We will no longer accept a doctor's statement as proof of sickness. If you are able to go to the doctor, you are able to come to work.

Personal Days:

Each employee will receive 104 personal days a year. They are called Saturdays & Sundays.

Bathroom Breaks:

Entirely too much time is being spent in the toilet. There is now a strict three-minute time limit in the stalls. At the end of three minutes, an alarm will sound, the toilet paper roll will retract, the stall door will open, and a picture will be taken. After your second offense, your picture will be posted on the company bulletin board under the 'Chronic Offenders' category. Anyone caught smiling in the picture will be sectioned under the company's mental health policy.

Lunch Break:

* Skinny people get 30 minutes for lunch, as they need to eat more, so that they can look healthy.

* Normal size people get 15 minutes for lunch to get a balanced meal to maintain their average figure.

* Chubby people get 5 minutes for lunch, because that's all the time needed to drink a Slim-Fast.

Thank you for your loyalty to our company. We are here to provide a positive employment experience. Therefore, all questions, comments, concerns, complaints, frustrations, irritations, aggravations, insinuations, allegations, accusations, contemplations, consternation and input should be directed elsewhere.

The Management
Pass this on to all who are employed!