Friday, July 29, 2005

New blog for my wife

My wife couldn't figure out how to post to her blog. So she just made a new one. I've updated my link, so check it out, and update your links as well.

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Bebot, Bebot

Track 12 of Black Eyed Peas' new album Monkey Business (Bebot) is in tagalog. This is some funny ass shit!

Verse 1:
Hoy pare pakinggan nyo ko
Eto nang tunay na filipino
Galing sa baryo Sapang Bato
Pumunta ng LA nagtrabaho
Para makatulong sa nanay
Dahil sa hirap ng buhay
Pero masaya parin ang gulay
Pag kumain nagkakamay
Yung kanin, chicken adobo
Yung balot, binebenta sa kanto
Tagay mo na nga ang baso
Pare ko inuman na tayo

Verse 2:
Masdan mo ang magagandang dalaga
Nakakagigil ang beauty mo talaga
Lambingin di nakakasawa
Ikaw lang ang gustong kasama
Yung bahay o kubo
Pagibig mo ay totoo
Puso ko'y laging kumikibo
Wala kang katulad sa mundo ko
Pinoy ka sigaw na, sige
Kung maganda ka sigaw na, sige
Kung buhay mo'y mahalaga, sige
Salamat sa iyong suporta

Here is a rough translation that I found on the web (I can't translate, I'm whitewashed!)

Verse 1:
Hey man listen to me
This is the real Filipino
Came from the barrio at Sapang Bato
Went to L.A. and labored
So to help mom
Because life is so hard
But the disposition is still bright
when eating we use our hands
The rice, chicken adobo
The balut, being sold at the corner
Share the glass already
My friend let’s all start drinking

Verse 2:
Observe all the beautiful girls
Your beauty really drives me crazy
Sweetness is never tiresome
You’re the only one I want to be with at
Your house or nipa hut
Your love is for real
My heart always speaks
There is no one else in the world like you
You’re Filipino shout now, c’mmon
If you’re beautiful shout now, c’mmon
If you value your life, c’mmon
Thank you for your support

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Great Neighbourhood Race 2K5

Team Indecision (Ruby, Chin, Chris, Al), waited one year after placing 10th out of 34 teams for another crack at finishing top 3 at The United Way's Great Neighbourhood Race.

What is this race you ask? Well, it's like the Amazing Race -- you work in teams of 4 solving clues, and the answers will lead you to checkpoints around the city. Along the way, you have the option of completing detours, which can give you even more points. You have 4 hours to complete the race, and the team with the most points wins. Oh yeah, and you can only use your two feet and public transit.

What's the key? Have someone in front of a computer Googling the clues and trying to find answers to the detours while you race towards the checkpoints. Thanks to my wife for helping us out. We owe you big!

How did we do this year? 22nd out of 38. Bummer. Well, only 364 more days until next year's race! Maybe you'll join us!

Highlights include:
- Chin figuring out the clue: primary colour + Toronto's "underground" ... it ain't Union Station, it ain't the TD Centre, it's the Redpath factory on Queen's Quay. "Dammit!"
- Chris and Ruby running in the wrong direction for the third checkpoint. "Where are you guys?"
- Al doing some window shopping while waiting. "$109 for a pair of shorts?"
- Meeting Frank and Jen from Breakfast Television.
- Al asking a random Chinese lady what "long shya" means. What a disaster.
- Chin and Al eating dried squid.
- Racing with another team from King/Parliament to the Distillery. Bonus points for first, second, and third son, gotta hurry! Unfortunately, there were at least 4-5 other teams that finished before us. What a waste!
- We got on Breakfast Television! For 1/10th of a second!
- Chris even got quoted in the Toronto Sun (

It is my mission to know this city inside and out for next year. Travels of the Toronto tourist... from Toronto ... coming soon!

Friday, July 22, 2005

All in!

I won my first poker tournament at Jay Abiog's weekly poker game. It's been quite a turn, given that last month I was "ATM of the month" (given to the player who on average gets busted out the fastest).

Highlights include:
  • Going heads-up against my brother
  • Folding a 10-Queen preflop, and seeing two more queens at the flop (fuck!)
  • Folding a pair of fours preflop, and seeing two more fours at the flop (double fuck!)
  • Short stacked and on the big blind, I get a 2-5 offsuit (yuck). The flop comes 3-4-6 -- wicked I got a straight. Jay yells out "just go all in", which I was planning on doing anyway, but I decide to act a bit to lure in a few callers. "shoot, whatever, might as well". I put what little I had left, and everyone folds. Damn. At least I last a bit longer.
  • Don misdeals, accidentally showing my King. I almost call a misdeal, but decide to play on. Check my cards -- a pair of fives. Wicked, Don just gave me another five, I've got a pair. The flop comes up, and there's another five. Trips. I slow-play, and win a lot of chips. Call it the TSN Turning Point.
Working is for losers, I'm going to become a professional poker player! wooooooo!

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

My brother the sales pig

My old cell phone is broke. So I go to buy a new one. My brother is manager at Wireless Wave, so who better to talk to then someone I trust. Right?

"Motorola v220 please. It's the cheapest one. I don't need a fancy phone", I say.

"For forty dollars more, you can get the Motorola v551. It has more features. Besides, the Motorola v220 is a problematic phone", he says.


"There's a $35 administration fee."


"Now, here's where I make my money. You can buy a 2 year extended warranty or a 3 year extended warranty."


"Alright, so the phone actually costs $120, so you have to mail in this rebate."


"Let me see if I can apply my discount ... No, looks like I can't"

Oh well. At least I have a working phone now. And I have a video camera built into my phone. And this crappy ringtune.

Friday, July 15, 2005


When I like something, I really like something.

I've watched Aliens somewhere in the range of 20-30 times, and can quote entire scenes from the movie at will.

After playing Metal Gear Solid, I loved it so much that I took a week off to play Metal Gear Solid 2. My vacation started on a Monday, but I picked up a copy of the game the previous Thursday. And finished the game on Sunday. So what did I do during my vacation? I played it 3 more times.

I've already written about my poker obsession. Nuff said.

And what about Starcraft? Speaking of which, anyone want to play tonight? Just joking. Sorta.

What's the point of this story? I don't know! I'm going to play some Halo 2 now, while listening to Kanye West, and wearing something made by Nike.

Sunday, July 03, 2005

This water's wild!

Highlights of Wild Water Kingdom, July 2005 (aka y'all missed out):

Hotties in bikinis ... Some were even wearing heels.

First time on a 4 storey slide. Damn, my heart was racing. I'm pretty sure for a second that my back wasn't touching the slide. Wicked. I told Shaun it was fun, but he pussed out.

Shaun using SPF 60 sunscreen on his face. "Ashy Larry. Marcy projects, son!"

The buckets. Get the fuck outta my way, stupid kids!

Shaun getting stuck down the tube slide, and abandoning ship. "yo, Shaun, where's your tube?"

Verbal confrontation between two moms. Yelling and finger pointing. Entertainment for the rest of us.

Sunburned. What the? I never get sunburned! You're right, this does hurt... Don't touch my back or shoulders, please.

New Canada day tradition? We'll find out next year. See you thurr!