Happy New Year!!

Here's the fireworks show at the Taipei 101 building in Taiwan. Happy New Year guys!


Christmas Eve Dinner

This morning I went to work, and as expected, I ended up doing other people's work since they wer away. It's good though because everything was pretty quiet and nobody bothered me. On my way home, I decided to get an Asian dish as my Christmas eve feast:

Uh... sorry, wrong picture. Here it is...

This is Pad Thai Chicken from a very good Thai restaurant near me. It is sweet/sour flat rice noodles with tofu, egg, bean spouts, and peanuts. I absolutely love it.

I will also be studying for GMAT tonight. This is a freaking ridiculous test (and expensive... it costs $250 to take the test). One type of questions on this test is to determine whether an underlined part of a sentence can be better written. Can you tell if something is wrong with this sentence?

I took several lessons to learn how to play tennis without getting the ball over the net even once.

Yes, there's something wrong with it, and the explanation is: It seems that the author wants to learn how to not hit the ball over the net. It needs to be revised to something like this: "I took many tennis lessons without getting the ball over the net even once."

There, that's my WTF!!! event of the day. Here are some more Asian dishes in case you didn't eat enough food tonight. :-)


Lonely Christmas & I Love Troy

My family is in Taiwan this Christmas. The Boyfriend is gone on a vacation with his family to an exotic country. Everyone at work took the whole week of so I am the only one at the office "possibly" stuck with their projects. Yay!!!!! I AM FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

Do not fret. I have plenty of things to do. I got some Wii games as X'mas presents, and I have plenty of DVDs to watch. I just watched High School Musical 2 and drooled all over Troy (Zac Efron). If you like Zac, you have to watch the movie, because there are two nude scenes of him in this movie. Overall it's a great movie, just as entertaining as the first one. I generally like these musical movies (Moulin Rouge, etc.). Zac is also in Hairspray which is a fabulous movie as well.

Merry Christmas (or the politically correct version: Happy Holidays) to you all.


Another Christmas Party

Sunday night I went to another Christmas party in downtown L.A. I am NOT a party goer but it just so happened that two Christmas parties were scheduled on the same weekend. This party was thrown by a gay couple that The Boyfriend and I both know. They are going away for Christmas and decided to invite their good friends (yup! I am a good friend) over and have dinner. The Boyfriend and I were the first ones there, and we witnessed some drama. Our friend had already set up plates and some food in the lounge area of their apartment complex. It's not necessary to reserve the lounge. Needless to say, nothing goes as planned. As we just arrived, we saw three girls in the lounge with our friend. They were sitting in the sofa telling him that they were going to use the lounge for the night, even though my friend got there first and set up most of the stuff already. My friend said we could all share, but they insisted that they needed the whole place to themselves. Bitches! No wonder we don't like girls.

So, as resourceful gays, we improvised. We walked to another building at their complex. It's more of a study area/Internet cafe place, but there's still a kitchen and a bar area. We settled for it. Gradually more and more people showed up. There were 10 of us in total including the host. Our friend cooked the entire feast, and it was soooo good. I've known him for a few years and I knew that he knows how to make pizzas and bake cakes, etc. I had NO idea that he could cook so well. I am talking about catering quality. He made appetizers like boiled eggs with shrimp and caviar, fish dipped in honey mustard sauce. The main dishes include baked ham, homemade Swedish meat balls, salmon, etc. I was very impressed and so was my tummy!

I also got to meet their other "good friends." They were all very nice. There were four couples there, 2 gay (The Boyfriend and I, and the host couple), and two straight. The other two guys are single and HOT. I was the anti-social one. It just takes gallons of alcohol a little time for me to open up. What's funny was that I realized on the way home that all the couples were white and Asian. What's up with that?!?! I guess some white people DO have good tastes (and mind controlling drugs)!


Ho Ho Ho

Last night I went to our company Christmas dinner. They had some very good appetizers, fried calamari, crab stuffed mushrooms, etc. For my entree, I ordered the filet mignon and lobster, and it was hmm hmm good. It's amazing how in this country people spend so much money. The cost of that entree alone is enough to sponsor my child in Thailand for two months!! It made me feel very fortunate that I don't live in the poorer part of the world. Other than the entree, the drinks, appetizer, and desserts were all very good at this place. The view was amazing because the restaurant is sitting on top of a hill. I got to meet some of our clients and coworkers' spouses. It was a very nice night overall. Most importantly, I slept so good last night (probably because of the alcohol). It's been a while that I got to see any sunlight when I woke up since I've been waking up around 5 AM lately. For some reason I just can't sleep well enough.

Lesson learned: get full on alcohol before going to bed.

This week will also our gift exchange week at work. I can't wait to open the presents that I am about to get. It would really make me wet put a smile on my face to get something like:

The presents I got for other people in the office are great and I am sure they will love them. I spent a lot of time finding them in the past few weeks. My boss even hung our bonus checks on our Christmas tree. I guess in America, money DOES grow on trees. Land of opportunities, hallelujah! I hope these start to grow on trees, too:

Merry Christmas to everyone!



Sorry I've been distant from this blog lately. I've just been so busy. This is our busiest time at work. Everyone wants something done by the end of the year, and with a lot of people from our office going away for the holidays, I am just overloaded with work. When I am not at work, I am busy with Christmas shopping. Eliot, stop asking me what I bought you, and Paul, stop telling me you like shining things. I PROMISE I will be back with more frequent posts when this busy time is over.

Here are some pictures of a hot guy I saw today. Even though I am "so busy," there's always time to check out hot boys on the Internet. :-) I hope you don't think this post is quickly put together without some TLC.

Lastly, if you are looking for some nice Christmas music, this is a great CD:


Wii Fit

I am sooooo buying this when it comes out. No more excuse for not exercising!

Christmas Shopping

I got up at 5:30 AM this morning. Sigh. I just can't get some quality sleep lately. I am going to add sleeping pills on my Christmas wishing list. I had this dream about waiting in line at a movie theater and two stupid women cut in front me and I got into a fight with them. Weird dream, huh? I got so worked up in my dream, too.

Over the weekend I did more shopping. This year I started early, but I am still not done. It's not like I have hundreds of gifts to buy (thank god!), but it just takes me a long time to think of an idea and shop around. It's hard to buy gifts for many people I know. They have very peculiar tastes, and they either like it or they don't. You may also say that they are just anal. I don't mind that you insult my friends. Seeing them opening my gifts is a torture.