★ Westwood


orange county is boring. all there is to do here is shop at the numerous malls or eat out. so rochelle and i went to la. the la auto show was our first stop. 3 halls to go through. 1 hall is as big as the SD auto show, so this one’s 3 times as big. my picks: aston martin vanquish and vantage, mb c32 amg, bmw m5, bmw m3, mb sl 500, nissan 350z…i could go on forever…

we stop by westwood and visit francis. relaxtation, diddy reise, and jack in the box. we ran into some drunk person on our walk back to the apt. he was talking about how when hes drunk, he has some fetish for darting out in front of passing cars. anyways, we pass some girl on her cell phone and this guy just takes it from her and starts running with it. while hes running, a car pulls out from a driveway, and he jumps and rolls on the hood and keeps running. very amusing…we dont get this stuff in irvine.


target, irvine city auto parts, a cat humping a ball of yarn, fluid dynamics…weekends are too short.

★ Week 1


first official day of class…worked later till 9…so in less than a week, ive worked almost 25 hours…too tired to do anything that night


finally after 4 years at this damn university, i get to finally play with crap in a lab! i had MAE 106 today, and i can already tell that im going to enjoy this class…work again as usual…then had breakfast for dinner with rochelle…she made a spam and egg sandwich, while i made an omelette with turkey sandwich meat, mushrooms and cheese…leno then conan then sleep


no work today…best buy and target for cameras, dvds and dvd roms…1hr nap, then teriyaki salmon…stay tuned….

★ A New Quarter = Annoying Questions


i hate starting another quarter. it also sux when it happens to be at the beginning of the month. so along with books, you have to pay for rent and bills and crap. there goes my christmas money and the money i made from the two weeks i worked during break.

im also going to hate running into people i barely know and all the small talk associated with it. i can imagine it already…”how was your break?”, “what did you do for christmas/new years?”, “howd you do last quarter”, and “what are you taking this quarter?”. oh, and theres the question, as a 4th year, that ive been getting a lot as the year progresses, “are you graduating this year?”

good thing i can tolerate things that annoy me…

★ Resolutions

Happy 2002 everyone…

my new years resolutions:
1. motivation
2. discipline
3. patience

in everything i do…

★ This Is Not An Exit

“Just sail belly up to the clouds, the rocks scraping your back.
To breathe in the air will be the only thing that you have
and your love will be warm nights with pockets of moonlight spotlighting you as you drift, the actor in this play.
You walk across the stage, take a bow, hear the applause, and as the curtain falls
just know you did it all the best that you knew how and you can hear them cheering now.
So let a smile out and show your teeth cause you know you lived it well.”

Saves The Day

★ Lazy Winter Vacay


went to best buy and 2 walmarts to get an extra controller, an RF adapter, and a game for my brothers gamecube. im also in the market for a dvd rom but nothing caught my eye. we got super smash brothers melee. its basically an all out royal rumble featuring a lot of past nintendo characters. its pretty cool. borrowed return to castle wolfenstein from fred since i got tired of playing mp3s on my computer.


nothing yet…hopefully ill get out of the house today.

later that night

i swear the jack in the box on the corner of coronado ave and saturn blvd is home to slowest, most incompetent people in their work force. EVERYtime i go, the person after gets their order before i do. the last 4 times ive gone, i remember the service either slow, or the workers being VERY incompetent. after my 2 tacos for $2.13, i went to infiltrate the nazis in return to castle wolfenstein. ok tomorrow, i REALLY have to get out of the house…4 more days till next year.

★ Merry Christmas


merry christmas everyone!!

my christmas started off with midnight mass. we showed up an hour early at 11pm, but we were still late. i ended up standing for the whole 1.5 hr service. while i was kneeling after communion, i suddenly decided what my new years resolutions were going to be. 1. motivation. 2. discipline. 3. more patience. it was weird. i was kneeling there and then all of a sudden those 3 things popped up into my head. i dunno, im weird.

i drove about an hour up the 5 fwy to drop off my christmas presents to rochelle. it wasnt much, but i got her a beanie from old navy…the kind that have these extensions that cover your ears. and i got her a framed poster of one of our favorite and more meaningful spots. its of the huntington pier and the ruby’s at the end of it. i also gave her a couple presents early. i hope she liked em all…and for me, she got me what ive always wanted and desired….no not that…she got me a logitech cordless freedom optical mouse and keyboard. so as i type this blog, if i wanted to, i could walk up to 12 feet away and still be able to type…if i could read the screen. hehe, but its tight. oh, and she got me a finch tshirt from the concert she went to over the weekend. thank you very much chelle. =)

then i came back to mira mesa for our usual family gathering. i got my bro vols 3 and 4 of the friends dvds. hes watching them right now. i got my dad a pair of pants that i have a feeling ill be exchanging. and my mom really liked the scarf i picked out. my bro also got a freakin nintendo gamecube….sheesh, its obvious which one my parents favor now =/ i got a cd visor from my bro, which i needed desperately. and i also came away with a lot of $$ all in all, one of the better christmas’ ive had. last year was memorable as well.

i hope everyone had a merry christmas. and now, back to playing with my new toys…hehe

★ A Praise Chorus

are you gonna live your life,standing in the back
looking around?

are you gonna waste your time,
gotta make a move
or youll miss out.

im on my feet, im on the floor, im good to go
all i need is just to hear a song i know
i wanna always feel like part of this was mine
i wanna fall in love tonight

Jimmy Eat World

★ Christmas Party


just got back from tiffs house where all the 2by2ers had a little pre-christmas party if you will. all the regulars were there…props to ryan for making some good ass marinated chicken and steak. oh yea, egg nog was interesting too, never had it before.

it was the battle of the sexes, lip synch style. girls did their version of “get over yourself” by edens crush. then it was our turn. we presented a hip hop medley consisting of nelly, fat joe, r kelly and big boy’s classic “universal city nissan”. the decision was unanimous. we won.

simbang gabi is a filipino tradition of going to church at night/early morning the 12 days before christmas. some churches hold the mass at 12 am. others do it at 5 am. our church takes the latter route. its 2:30 right now, so i figure ill just stay up till 5 instead of sleeping for only 2.5 hours.

only 2 more days until christmas. i hope everyone gets what they want this year…including me!!!

★ Here’s To Us


my last night in irvine for the year 2001. i havent been home in over a month and im starting to miss it. today, i led rochelle on a little hunt over uci. too bad i couldnt afford to give her anything at the end. so i took her for dinner at taiko instead. cosmo, glamour, the sims, simpsons. went home a little earlier than usual to start packing…

i hope this blog thing loads pretty fast over a phone modem while im at home. otherwise you folks wont know what im up to down there. oh well…i dont think many people read this anyways.

im such a nerd. heres to us…