My Book of Journals, Prologue

I looked up some super old files through some folders I have copied over from various origins and came across an old diary titled “My Book of Journals”. I read through a few entries dated late 1997 and noticed a few names, song titles and emotions that have since become shadowed by other things in my life. With that, I have decided to release those diary entries unedited into my blog with their original dates intact in the post. Also, I will be adding associated songs to the posts corresponding to the music I listened to while I had created [Read More…]

Happy 9th!

The Chinese count the day you’re born as your first year and not as day zero. The reason has to do with your time being developed into a human baby inside the mother. Of course, that’s only about 9 months, but it’s something like that. So this blog has aged 9 years since yesterday. I didn’t post it up yesterday, since I was doing work all day and being restless at the same time. It’s hard getting into work mode when I have so much on my mind and so little time. Regardless, it has been 9 years since I [Read More…]

The real patriot

Last Monday, I went in for my follow up after my gallbladder removal surgery four weeks prior. While waiting at the office of the specialist and surgeon, a Caucasian man in what looked to be in his 70’s or 80’s walked in and asked the secretary if a specific doctor was in. She told him that the doctor left and went into medical practice in the USA. The guy then snorted and said he couldn’t blame him for leaving this country. He even said that it was better that doctor left for the US, since it’s much better there. I [Read More…]

Keeping up with the nympho wife

A couple of my friends mistook my wife for a teenager and half-jokingly asked if she was of legal age. I think some of my friends would like to believe I have absolutely no sexual boundaries and vicariously live through me in some twisted fantasy world of theirs. When I say “twisted”, you should hear what they think about so and so, stuff and things. The majority of my past intimate encounters made up of Chinese ethnicity. Three or four of the others were Caucasian, one was half Caucasian and half Chinese, then there was a… Hmmm, I will stop [Read More…]

Looking for my shoulder pads

Since about three weeks ago, I went back to playing WoW with Amber and recently have been looking into Transmog sets for my Shaman and Paladin. I spent hours looking for something that fits with my Shaman and remembered something I had a long time ago that I liked. Alas, I couldn’t loot it since the shoulder pad lookalike dropped from dungeon bosses on a low %. I retired to bed and had a long chain of dreams where I looked for those specific shoulder pads. I went to a store, a shopping centre, a cafe, a chest, a toy [Read More…]

Since I was young, I knew I’d find you

At the end of 2013, our company received a project that would yield enough income to do the Permanent Resident papers to bring my wife over to live with me in Canada. A month went by and the client wanted to redo the entire design of the site. So I spent countless hours and days doing the site he wanted just so he could go MIA on us. Then a couple of weeks went by and I was contacted by someone from the client’s company. To make a long and angry story short, the client lead us along for ten [Read More…]

Thanks for going through life with me

In about 9.5 hours, I’ll be lying on an operating table having my gall bladder removed. It has been with me since before I was born and has helped my body break down fats and oils for nearly 36 years. I don’t know what it looks like inside of me, besides the diagrams in the info pamphlet, but it has been a part of my entire life so far. So it is sad to depart with it, even if it contains an illness. There was a time in the recent past I thought of asking the surgeon if I could [Read More…]

A simple question turned tragic

Yesterday, I was online at a friend’s multiplayer Minecraft server when another player had asked if I could take him to the Dark Oak forest from spawn. I proceeded to ask my nephew Andy, whom I hesitated knowing he has some form of logic-problem coinciding many questions or comments people have said to him. It’s as if he has an issue putting simple things together. Regardless, this was the beginning of our conversation: [2014/Nov/27 8:02:02 PM] Leeman: need you to help me help Mitch [2014/Nov/27 8:02:12 PM] Andy: ? [2014/Nov/27 8:02:52 PM] Leeman: take him to the dark oak forest [Read More…]

How fast do you type?

Of course, there are better WPM examination tools, but just for fun, I got 359 CPM (72 WPM) from this test: http://typing-speed-test.aoeu.eu. Apparently I beat 90% of everyone who took this test. 185 CPM (48 WPM) is the median, with most people doing between 120 CPM to 200 CPM. How about you?

25 Vintage Photos of Vancouver

I was born January 14th, 1979 and throughout the early to mid 1980’s, my memory of cars were shaped and styled like that of my dad’s 1976-1977 Chevrolet Nova. It was sky blue which is the same as our 1995 Mini-van that we still drive today. It was obviously different. Today, cars are generally round and sleeker. Though I generally like the style of modern cars, I find that many of the cars today lack the character of those back in the 1970’s. There was something raw and in-your-face, even though I have to admit that many of those cars [Read More…]

Proud to be yourself

Yesterday, I saw an article on Facebook that Tim Cook came out to the public and announced that he is proud to be gay. In response, I rhetorically asked why he would be proud to be a certain sexual orientation. The most common answer from other people were that gay people have been discriminated against, therefore it is brave of someone to come out to the world that s/he is gay. With that logic, that means anyone can be proud of a particular trait if that trait has been discriminated against. Post by The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Growing up, I [Read More…]

1945

1945 August 15th was the day Emperor Hirohito of Imperial Japan officially surrendered and Hong Kong was liberated. 1946 was the year my dad was born. Often times, I think of the old photos my family had shared with me and I think back on those days when Hong Kong was mostly ocean and farmland. When the village where my dad was raised in was in its simpler days, when the river touched its borders. One of my uncles has a painting of one of our ancestors hanging in the den of his house. An Imperial Qing magistrate wearing the [Read More…]

Please help a young couple in need (Ontario, Fort Erie)

This is a repost of my friend’s Facebook message: Attention everyone! My friend and his partner have recently lost a child. They are young… neither have a drivers’ license and they are alone in a new town. They don’t have close family and from what my friend has told me, they don’t have many friends who are there for them. They live in Ridgeway, Fort Erie, Ontario. I have contacted an organization (that helps grieving parents through community building) to find out what is possible in this situation. In the mean time, I have recommended that they start with getting [Read More…]

ISFP – The Artist

I could have said this about myself. ^_^ Introverted – Sensing – Feeling – Perceiving LINK FAMOUS ISFPs: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Justin Timberlake, Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling, Sofia Coppola, Audrey hepburn, Nicole Kidman, Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, Frank Ocean, Eminem, Princess Diana, Marilyn Monroe, Britney Spears, Mick Jagger, Kate Bush PERCENTAGE OF ISFPs AMONG POPULATION: 8.8% ISFPs are keenly in tune with how things look, taste, sound, feel and smell. They are unusually gifted at creating and composing things. They feel the need to live in accordance with what they feel is right and won’t hesitate to rebel against anything [Read More…]

Digging Around in the Dark

While I was digging around in the dark in Minecraft, a memory surfaced of when I was a teenager or when I was in my early twenty’s. In my memory, in a previous night, my mom had thought she convinced me to go to dim sum with her, my dad and my brother. Then the next morning came and I told her I didn’t want to go anymore because I didn’t feel like it. At the time, my mom was already dressed and had walked into my room to wake me up and heard me say that. She responded disappointingly, [Read More…]

Stuff I am going to do

The title of this post is inspired by the Disney/Pixar movie “Up”. I’m actually watching it as I type out this entry. I’m at the point where they just got married and doing various things together, like lying down and watching cloud babies. Then they… Well for those who haven’t watched it yet, I won’t ruin it for you. …… Wow, that was so sad. It immediately made me thought, “I love you, wife.” Okay, maybe it’s a bad idea to watch it while I try to type out this post. ^_^ Haha, this part is actually pretty funny. I [Read More…]

Far and wide

The emphasize here is that I enjoyed my time at Calgary with Uncle Dick and Jason back at the end of February 2014. Somewhere inside of me was a man that enjoyed every moment of it, but at the same time, a large part of that man was filled with worry, anxiety, depression and everything that brought him down. Not long ago, I met with Tom after a long time. He wanted some coffee, so as we walked up the street, I stopped him and told him that in the past, I was numb to the feelings of others, while [Read More…]