Friday, April 21, 2017

IA World Tour... FAIL!!!

Wicked farmer's tan and burn achievement: Unlocked
If you look closely, you can tell I was wearing a V-neck tshirt...
Apparently SPF 100 only works if you remember to put it on your skin before going out in the sun.....sigh. This happened in Malaysia.  After a very long, snowy/icy winter I completely forgot about the UV index.  Time to exfoliate!!!!


Thursday, March 30, 2017

IA World Tour 2017!!!

Between April 4th to May 6th, I'm going to be boarding 7 (or 8?) different flights because I'm taking a vacation for the first time since November 2015!  I'm visiting:

IndIA
MalaysIA
AustralIA

hence, the name "IA World Tour."  I'm so clever.

I'm starting to pack and I think I'm ready.







Hahahahaha oh man.....


Monday, March 06, 2017

Pointless Post #105 - Avocado Edition

The amount of avocados I ate in a two week period last month exponentially exceeded the total amount of avocados I ever ate in my whole life prior to that time period.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Pointless Post #104 - BYOShoehorn and Popcorn

I have been known to bring my own full size shoehorn (none of those dinky pocket ones) to relative's homes I'm visiting, knowing it'll make my life easier when I need to put my shoes back on when leaving.

And eating popcorn while lying down in bed is hard, but not impossible.  Happy 2017.

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Pointless Post #103 - Trump for Prez edition

I feel like now would be a good time to start saying pro-Trump things on Facebook, just to see how many people unfriend me.  I'm really, really considering it.


Thursday, October 27, 2016

Bird Man Bun

I used to have long hair, but then I cut it.... but now I've grown it out again!

To keep it out of my face and more or less out of the way, I like to tie it up into a folded ponytail, resembling a traditional Japanese topknot (aka "samurai" hair), but because of where it's positioned on my head everyone else calls its a man bun.  Whatever.

While walking through a hallway at work two days ago, I passed by a lady who I'd seen once or twice before (and she'd seen me), but we have no clue who each other is.  Because it's a very looooong narrow hall, we saw each other from afar off first (perhaps 20m).  We kept walking towards each other to pass and just when we were about to go by each other, I remembered social norms and that I should make eye contact and smile politely.  However while doing so she suddenly says, "Oh! From far away I thought you had a bird on your head!" while staring at my hair, but not breaking her stride.

I slowed down, nearly to a stop with a somewhat stunned reaction on my face:

O_O

She didn't say, "good day" or "hello," or even a simple, "hi."  Instead, some random lady who I don't even know decides to just randomly tell me she thought I had some sort of feathered creature on my head, as we pass by each other, indoors in a secure office building.

O_O sigh

But then again when my man bun partially unravels and if you squint a little.....

Hmmmmm


Wait a second.... 

OH THERE IT IS I SEE IT NOW.

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Star Trek WiFi Troll

I noticed one of my neighbour's wifi network's name was "The Enterprise" and so I renamed my network accordingly:
The Voyager

A few weeks (days?) later I had to reconfigure my router again because it kept conking out and I renamed my network again:
The Borg
I'm not a Trekkie, but I have enjoyed the Star Trek movies in recent years.  I hope to see Star Trek Beyond soon. I also plan on renaming my wifi to #Trump2016.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

IKEA Morgondal Queen Bed Frame Instructions

For the poor soul who's desperately searching for these, I present to you the IKEA Morgondal Queen Bed Frame assembly instruction guide (Copyright 1994) in PDF (564kb).

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2UuFnLWnhckNEs2WE1iMEtFems/view?usp=sharing

If clicking on the picture doesn't work, here's the link to download.

You're welcome!  Feel free to leave a comment to say where you're visiting from :-)

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Bought a Bug Zapper Today...

So I've been living on my own for the past few months and now that it's getting warmer I've noticed bugs flying around inside my home.  The other day a fly landed on a shelf and I had nothing to hit it with and I was scared to hit it with something hard in case bug guts squished out of it and then I'd have to clean that disgusting mess up too, so I ended up chasing it around the room with a large mailing label that had the back peeled off (sticky side outwards).  The idea was that if I got close enough and pressed the label against a surface that the fly was on, the fly would get stuck to the label and then I'd just crumple the whole thing up, sticky side onto itself, and throw the whole thing out.  While mid-chase, the fly flew into a shadow and I never saw it again. Ugh, how frustrating.

I passed by a Canadian Tire today and decided to purchase a bug zapper racket ($6.99 plus tax).

Not less than 2 hours later upong returning home and testing it with some AA batteries, a large spider scurries out from under my backpack (which I had just used last night) and I freak out.  It crawls under a bookshelf which I have to shimmy away from the wall, bug racket in hand.  Shelob scurries out towards a darkened room where there's brown flooring and I freak out even more as I can't see the dark body of the spider as it blends into the laminate. I smash the floor maniacally with the bug zapper until I see sparks.  I switch on the light and see the dead, motionless spider under the racket "mesh."  I continue to fry that sucker until it smolders.

As my heart rate began to drop several minutes later, I start to understand why some people need to smoke cigarettes to calm their nerves.  What a day.

Welcome to my domain.
I used an empty cereal box to scoop it up. As you can see, if the legs were fully extended it'd be about 2 inches or more in diameter.

La fin


Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Pointless Post #102 - Chicken Nugget Edition

Is there anything more beautiful than a chicken nugget?





(The answer is "No.")

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Different Desires

This has probably been the longest I've gone without posting anything on here in a while, mostly because of how low of a priority I consider this blog to be now.  Sometimes I wonder why I even bother. Sometimes I wonder why I continue to pay for the domain name "theTerribleands.com."  Vanity I suppose.  Perhaps some nostalgia mixed in.  Perhaps a lot.

In recent months I've started another new job which resulted in me having to move to lessen the daily commute (and insane cost of gas, zut alors).  I'm still fighting bodily (mental?) fatigue which feels like I've been doing for the past two years now.  Maybe I'm just really bad at adjusting to being a reasonably, responsible grown up.

I used to look forward to creating and writing on this blog.  I think I was inspired by the likes of Rob Cockerham and his life's portfolio on display at Cockeyed.com when I was still in high school.  I wanted to do quirky/interesting/extravagant/funny projects and document them to put online.  Most of the time, I just wanted to be funny.  I still try way too hard to be funny. For most people I interact with on a daily basis, I think I'm an acquired taste and somehow and for some reason, God gives me favour with them and I am able to get along amicably and I'm found to be humorous.  To others, I am just a raw brussel sprout, decomposing in the the crisper drawer in the bottom of the fridge. 

When I first started this blog/website, I wanted to be transparent and write about anything and everything (to a varying degree), but I ended up writing mostly about things that interested me or consumed my time (eg. musings on Chinese-Canadians in the news/media or my time in university).  What's sad to say now is that I don't have those same interests anymore or I just do not care whatsoever.  And I also now feel a need to be more private and vigilant of how much of my personal life I reveal on here.  Even on Facebook, I just don't have the desire to "share" tidbits about my life that almost all of my "friends" do not care about.  I also don't want to put something in public writing that would demean or belittle another person or criticize an individual/organization so much that it would jeopardize something like my safety or employment, but that makes me sound like a coward and a bit of a sell-out.  Perhaps it's me doing due diligence and pre-empting future headaches.  Perhaps I'm just paranoid.

I wonder if all of this is because I've been so short sighted and temporal in my daily perspective on life.  Now is great, but what about five years from now? Or twenty years?  What about when I'm old and on my deathbed?  All of this will be meaningless then.  What about after I die? What about eternity?  What am I truly living for?  I don't want to look back at my life and regret the wasted time, and yet, sometimes I feel helpless in what I can actually accomplish physically and spiritually and then in the end.....nothing.  I need Jesus.

I will continue to update my Twitter and Flickr accounts daily, which I am fairly proud of.

And here's a stupid video I made awhile back:



Sunday, December 06, 2015

Flickr Album "Spider-Man Adventures in Australia" is up

One hundred and forty eight pictures! This is the biggest Spider album yet!

Ta-daaaaaaaaaaaa!

https://flic.kr/s/aHskpQsmLv

I need new hobbies.....