Sunday, December 29, 2013

Random info about my Tan family.

-  My deceased aunt Rosita was afraid to ride an escalator.  So she never did.

-  My grandma Sophia once claimed to have seen Jesus Christ knocking at the gate at my uncle's house in Bacolod.  This was after she converted to Christianity.  She would scold the maids for not letting Jesus enter.  She would tell my mom that the maids were disobeying her.

-  The eldest brother and sister of my mom had once gone back to China with my grandparents.  And my aunt claims that she has met my grandfather's biological sister.  (My grandpa was adopted by the Tan family in China.)  According to my aunt as she related the story to my mom, her biological aunt was very fair, very tall and has light colored hair.

-  When my grandmother passed away, my brothers and I were not around at her funeral.  We were with my father in another island.  According to our maids, my grandma made a ghostly apparition at our house asking for the where about of her grandsons.  When the maid told her we were at our father's, she went away.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Monday, December 23, 2013

Per Peeve - generic group text

I have a friend who has the habit of sending generic "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Thanksgiving" group text to everybody in his phone directory.  I do not mind the greetings per se despite it being impersonal.  What annoys me is the consequence of a group text.  If one of those person receiving the text replies to my friend, invariably all of the people in that initial group text gets the reply text.  Often than not, it is from people or phone number I do not know.  Then I would be wondering who sent me a vague text that holds no significance to me.

I hope people would take the time to send individualized text to their friends cause it is not that hard.  Some people are just lazy.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Confrontation with the neighbor over her idiot guest.

So my stay at my new house has been very busy but a positive experience.  Everything is going well so far and I was afraid something bad will happen.  And it did.  

The other night as I got back from the gym.  I saw this car blocking half of my driveway.  I was so puzzled cause there were many spaces available.  In fact there were hardly any cars in the street.  I honked my horns to no avail.  I waited for at least 10 minutes and the driver did not come out.  So I decided to go to a neighbor who was in his yard and ask if he knew who owned the car.  He pointed out the next door people as having a party so their guest could be the idiot culprit.  I called out to the neighbor I saw in the window and asked if it was their car blocking my driveway.  Lo and behold it was one of their guest.  I was already very angry at that time so the confrontation did not go well.  The neighbor and the idiot bitch who parked the car were both indignant about the situation.  They acted like I have no right to be angry for the situation.  What a bunch of ass holes.  The idiot driver bitch even said this is America and she can park anywhere she wants.  What an imbecile!  Where did she get that entitled notion.  Freedom does not extend into taking another persons right or property.  And she did take my right to access my driveway by blocking it.  Eventually she did move her car but not apologetically or peacefully.  I wish she gets gang raped by 5 hoodlums and end up pregnant!

The next day I did go apologize to the neighbor for loosing my temper at her.  My neighbor was not the one who parked the car and she probably did not know her idiotic guest blocked my driveway.  I realized that I was barking at the wrong person hence the apology.  I am still angry at the idiot bitch cunt driver but not to the neighbor anymore.

Part of my anger and frustration came from the fact that I did not know how to deal with this illegal parking.  Do I call 911?  The police?  Do I get a private towing company to tow it?  Do I have the right to have it towed?  It was my first time to encounter this situation.  Back in Chicago, our condo contracted a private towing company to tow illegally parked vehicle in our lot.  But this is a new experience for me.  So I did my research.  After calling many government agencies and the police, I found out that I can call the Los Angeles Parking enforcement agency.  They will come and ticket/tow the vehicle.  The phone number is 818 752 5100.  In case some of you LA readers encounters the same situation, you can act on it lawfully and let the culprit suffer the consequences.  I made sure I entered the number on my phone directory so I can have any ass holes towed the next time.  This is a learning experience.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

No face pics idiots online.

Some guys have no common sense.  In gay social networking site, it seems a no brainer that people want to see who they are chatting with.  That means that people wanted to see face pictures.  Not some headless torso or some random items..  But these idiots continue to hide their faces.  Not only only that, they are stupid enough to ask for face pictures when they don't have one.  So who do they think would chat with them? Those who already posted face pictures just ignore them anyways.

And then there are the ones who insist that they receive a face pic first before they send their face pics.  There are also the ones who will only send face pics when they want to while all along they can see the posted face pics of others.  These are the type of people who can't play fair.  They need to be ahead of the game.  They are the ones who were prolly spoiled brats growing up.  Who the fuck they think they are???

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Scent advertisement in magazines

I have allergic rhinitis.  Meaning I sneeze when my nose encounters an allergen.  When I got tested, one of the thing I am allergic to is the oils used in perfumes and colognes.  If I come close to a person wearing heavy perfume or colognes, my nose get stuffy and I sneeze.  I do not use cologne nor do I like people who "bath" in them.

One thing that really annoys me is having these perfume/cologne advertisement in magazines.   I can not even read one until I remove and throw far far away those strip of paper with the scent.  Grrr!

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Atheistic views.

Many people gave thank to god or Jesus or whatever deity they worship during Thanksgiving for the bounty and good fortune they have received.  I, on the other hand, have mostly myself to thank for what ever I have today.  It is via my hard work, my intelligence, help from others and some random good fortune that I have reached this point in my life.  This past Thanksgiving as I contemplate who I am thankful for, an omnipotent deity was not one of them.  I am becoming more atheist as each day passes.  Here are some of my views about God et al.

-  It seems silly now for people to believe in the ancient gods of the Greeks and Romans.  I wonder people would feel about today's religious beliefs in several thousand more years.

-  If the Abrahamic god is real, it should have the power to let all the people of the world believe in itself.  The fact that there are Hindus, Buddhist or Taoist out there just shows that this god is man made.

-  Religious people who do not believe in evolution are like the people of the middle ages who believed that the world is flat.

-  Not just because science has not discovered how some things work does not mean it is of divine intervention.  Remember lightning is not of divine act like how the ancient people once thought.

-  I acknowledge that religion has given us our morality and is the basis of our views of what is right and wrong.  This was the foundation of our present day society and laws.  But the more we learn about our universe and how things work, the more we should use logical thinking as the foundation of our society and laws.

-  This god that many believe is so powerful that it can intervene to help people from a disaster yet it can not prevent the disaster from happening to begin with?  Natural disasters happen and we know why and how.  Survival from a natural disaster is often random.  One just happen to be at the right place at the right time.  No god is involved.