12.22.2011

Thirsty ... Wednesdays?


I had a really bad day at work yesterday that my brain was just not functional. Thank God to my dear friends who was on the same thinking like me and a long thread on my friends facebook wall, we got together for "some" drinks at my place (which has been the destination lately). I felt bad though coz I told my BabyGurl that I would go to volleyball with her but canceled later on.

My dear friends are lifesavers. We had drinks and laughed all night and made my emotional & hormonal day looked better... even just for a lil bit.

not using xoxo,
ChaCha

(i am nowhere promoting that drinking fixes problems. lol!)

If a Man Wants You by DivineCaroline.com

I saw this posting on facebook and really liked it. It made sense in a way and I can totally relate and I would probably say the same thing to my friends. I wouldn't say that it only implies to men but what if the tables were turned around and this was what men thinks as well..

Just a thought...

If a Man Wants You
If a man wants you, nothing can keep him away.
If he doesn’t want you, nothing can make him stay.
Stop making excuses for a man and his behavior.
Allow your intuition (or spirit) to save you from heartache.
Stop trying to change yourselves for a relationship that’s not meant to be.
Slower is better.

Never live your life for a man before you find what makes you truly happy.
If a relationship ends because the man was not treating you as you deserve
then heck no, you can’t "be friends."
A friendd wouldn’t mistreat a friend.

Don’t settle. If you feel like he is stringing you along, then he probably is.
Don’t stay because you think "it will get better." You’ll be mad at yourself
a year later for staying when things are not better.
The only person you can control in a relationship is you.

Avoid men who’ve got a bunch of children by a bunch of different women.
He didn’t marry them when he got them pregnant,
Why would he treat you any differently?
Always have your own set of friends separate from his.
Maintain boundaries in how a guy treats you.
If something bothers you, speak up.

Never let a man know everything. He will use it against you later.
You cannot change a man’s behavior. Change comes from within.
Don’t EVER make him feel he is more important than you are...even if he has
more education or in a better job. Do not make him into a quasi-god.
He is a man, nothing more nothing less.
Never let a man define who you are.
Never borrow someone else’s man.
Oh Lord! If he cheated with you, he’ll cheat on you.
A man will only treat you the way you allow him to treat you.

12.15.2011

Grandma got the moves!

video

I wasn't sure if the video would load but might as well give it a try! I had to trim the video as well coz iPhones wont allow sending a full length video.

But this is my Grandma dancing her hips off at the Senior Activity Center (where I used to work at) during their December birthday celebration.

My Grandma has hips for dayz!!! Not bad for 86 years old huh?

Love you Grandma!!!

not using xoxo,
ChaCha

12.13.2011

How to Poop @ Work

I got this email from a co-worker today and I was dying from laughing my butt off. This seems gross but if you read on it, you would know exactly which one are you. LMAO!


HOW TO POOP AT WORK
We've all been there but don't like to admit it. We've all been working in our cubicles and suddenly felt something brewing down below. As much as we try to convince ourselves otherwise, the WORK POOP is inevitable. For those who hate pooping at work, following is the Survival Guide for taking a dump at work.

CROP DUSTING When farting, you walk really fast around the office so the smell is not in your area and everyone else gets a whiff but doesn't know where it came from. Be careful when you do this. Do not stop until the full fart has been expelled. Walk an extra 30 feet to make sure the smell has left your pants.

FLY BY The act of scouting out a bathroom before pooping. Walk in and check for other poopers. If there are others in the bathroom, leave and come back again. Be careful not to become a FREQUENT FLYER. People may become suspicious if they catch you constantly going into the bathroom.

ESCAPEE A fart that slips out while taking a leak at the urinal or forcing a poop in a stall. This is usually accompanied by a sudden wave of embarrassment. If you release an escapee, do not acknowledge it. Pretend it did not happen. If you are standing next to the farter in the urinal, pretend you did not hear it. No one likes an escapee. It is uncomfortable for all involved. Making a joke or laughing makes both parties feel uneasy.

JAILBREAK When forcing a poop, several farts slip out at a machine gun pace. This is usually a side effect of diarrhea or a hangover. If this should happen, do not panic. Remain in the stall until everyone has left the bathroom to spare everyone the awkwardness of what just occurred.

COURTESY FLUSH The act of flushing the toilet the instant the poop hits the water. This reduces the amount of air time the poop has to stink up the bathroom. This can help you avoid being caught doing the WALK OF SHAME.

WALK OF SHAME Walking from the stall, to the sink, to the door after you have just stunk up the bathroom. This can be a very uncomfortable moment if someone walks in and busts you. As with farts, it is best to pretend that the smell does not exist. Can be avoided with the use of the COURTESY FLUSH.

OUT OF THE CLOSET POOPER A colleague who poops at work and is damn proud of it. You will often see an Out Of The Closet Pooper enter the bathroom with a newspaper or magazine under their arm. Always look around the office for the Out Of The Closet Pooper before entering the bathroom.

THE POOPING FRIENDS NETWORK (P. F. N.) A group of co-workers who band together to ensure emergency pooping goes off without incident. This group can help you to monitor the whereabouts of Out Of The Closet Poopers, and identify SAFE HAVENS.

SAFE HAVENS A seldom used bathroom somewhere in the building where you can least expect visitors. Try floors that are predominantly of the opposite sex. This will reduce the odds of a pooper of your sex entering the bathroom.

TURD BURGLAR Someone who does not realize that you are in the stall and tries to force the door open. This is one of the most shocking and vulnerable moments that can occur when taking a poop at work. If this occurs, remain in the stall until the Turd Burglar leaves. This way you will avoid all uncomfortable eye contact.

CAMO-COUGH A phony cough that alerts all new entrants into the bathroom that you are in a stall. This can be used to cover-up a WATERMELON, or to alert potential Turd Burglars. Very effective when used in conjunction with an ASTAIRE.

ASTAIRE A subtle toe-tap that is used to alert potential Turd Burglars that you are occupying a stall. This will remove all doubt that the stall is occupied. If you hear an Astaire, leave the bathroom immediately so the pooper can poop in peace.

WATERMELON A poop that creates a loud splash when hitting the toilet water. This is also an embarrassing incident. If you feel a Watermelon coming on, create a diversion. See CAMO-COUGH.

HAVANA OMELET A case of diarrhea that creates a series of loud splashes in the toilet water. Often accompanied by an Escapee. Try using a Camo-Cough with an Astaire. You can also use that moment to noisily procure a handful of toilet paper.

UNCLE TED A bathroom user who seems to linger around forever. Could spend extended lengths of time in front of the mirror or sitting on the pot. An Uncle Ted makes it difficult to relax while on the crapper, as you should always wait to poop when the bathroom is empty. This benefits you as well as the other bathroom attendees.

Have a good Poop Sesh!

not using xoxo,
ChaCha

12.12.2011

When boredom strikes @ work


It was extremely busy at work today but when it settled down we got a lil bored and
decided to just goof around and try this new app where you can collate pictures. 

Ugly Christmas Sweater

It was that time of the year once again for some Ugly Christmas Sweaters! And every year, Vka and Chucka would host an Ugle Christmas Sweater party at their place. It's basically a kick off the holidays and Vka's birthday.

I was excited to see what everybody came up with but as usual I wasn't able to take pics as much. (Gosh! I really really need a new camera or even an iPhone4s would do) It was a slow start of a party since everybody was watching the NCAA Volleball match between USC and Pepperdine. It got a lil annoying until Vka turned off that TV and cranked the music up. Shots! Shots! Shots! Haha!
 
Here is 2 sets of pictures that night...
My personal faves and prolly the ones who has big surprises every year are T and Vka. All those glitters and huge red bow just nailed the look of the night.

Amber on his shredded sweater and Bitter on his diamond Victoria Secret Angel sweater (he used my dads gloves as his wings). My son MaxiBoo opted to a Mexican inspired sweater that he bought from Urban Outfitters that day. As for me, I've been asking my mom if she has an ugly holiday sweater and she kept saying no. It was last minute when i decided to rade her closet and BAM! instantly I found this Vintage Holiday Sweater that I remember her wearing a lot... well... she claims she used to wear it alot. She said she got it from Grandma and she felt bad throwing it away. I died when I felt the shoulder pads but was not excited that the sweater didn't have any waist cinching. But it all worked out and I had a blast that night.
 
Thanks again Vka and Chucka for hosting another great party! The huge Christmas tree was a hit as always! Can't wait for the next one!
 

not using xoxo,
ChaCha

12.10.2011

Christmas Spirit

It's been almost 10 since we moved to Seattle and this is the 1st time that we had a Christmas tree. My parents lived in the same apartment complex but different apartments and we never really had a chance to put up a tree. My parents normally has a small one that you can buy from a store and surround it with my dads Angel figurine collection and then I had this lil tree thingie that you hang on your window.

We moved to a house August and my mom and I was excited for Christmas to come and just imagine this very spot for a Christmas tree. She initially put up the tree last week but I was out of town and didn't have a chance to re-decorate it until today. I remember getting this box of purple ornaments from the building monitor from our old apartment and just collaborated those with the ones with what my mom bought.

After 3 hours of decorating this afternoon, my mom went home at midnight with all smiles after seeing the tree. Warms my heart and I can't wait for our next tree.


not using xoxo,
ChaCha

12.06.2011

UW Men's Volleyball Club Team


I was supposed to go to LA for a tournament but things didn't work out the way that I wanted to so I decided to go tag along and support the UW Men's Club Volleyball team. I helped coach them last season but didn't commit this season coz of schedule and I moved further south of the city which requires me to travel farther. Grimace and most especially my son Maxie "forced" me to go since I have nothing to do with my 4 days weekend that I originally requested for my LA trip and I'm glad I went with them.

So the original plan was just supporting them and cheering for them but I ended up coaching the team. One of the coaches talk to me thru Grimace's phone about the gthroughoal for the weekend. And knowing how the UW Club system it was pretty easy for me to figure out what the coach wanted. The game plan is easy, using a very simple system together with aggressive serving and maintaining triple blocks and stable defense. How hard can that be right?

The team won their first match vs Gonzaga 2 which was pretty easy and lucky to have for our first match. It was a perfect 1st match so we can find out chemistry and work on our system and ended up with 2 to none. We had to officiate the next match so it was good break for the boys and watch the competition. Our 2nd match was with Walla Walla who was running late and only had 6 players at that time. Their team was a lil sidetracked probably because they just got there and wasn't as focused just yet. We took advantage of it and played aggressively winning both sets. The third match was pretty tough on our pool against Boise State University. Their team has bigger hitters and looks more together than the other 2 teams that we played. They reak of  young testosterone and they came to win. We killed them the first set but they made a come back with such adrenaline rush and broke down our serve receive and offense. One of our boys who we call Popeye even got heated up and tagged their player oh his nose and made a comment saying "I hit that B*tch on his nose" which was not cool and had to be confronted after the match.

What I learned from coaching the team?
We had a very young team and I understand the hunger and young attitude in the court. When the boys played great they play great and win their match, but when they get up tight, they lose serve receive and lose focus on the match. I didn't have to call time outs coz we gave out too many points but when I see the boys not as cheery and vocal in the court I had to cut it off and explain to them when are they effective most. They have great chemistry and mostly chill inside the court but sometimes they forget to have fun inside the court.

Tournament play...
After having a very chill night in our hotel room and an Olive Garden dinner (which is becoming a tradition when we are in Spokane), the boys was ready to play and had a late start of the matches. This gave them more time to sleep in and relax. Some of the boys slept pretty early too but some had drinks and spent time with the UW Girls and other teams in the corridors and was even called out by security.

We played Gonzaga 2 on our first match again and had an easy match. This was an open ticket going to the next round for us. I told the kids not play around and just play their game. Our 2nd match was against the Boise State University again. I was worried with the way our match on pool play ended that it will get heated up once again. I had to recall our match the day before and take notes inside my head on what we did wrong ending us splitting the match. Relax... that was the key. I told the kids that they are one of the best teams their and coming in 2nd seed and we were 5 points shy from taking the spot and ended up on 3rd. The boys played well on this match and I can barely see huge mistakes that we did the previous day. It was a close fight but BSU's spirit wasn't as loud from the day before. We ended up beating them which puts us in the finals. We are now about to face our rival Washington State University who we haven't played this season at all. They ended up beating the 1st Seed and  host Gonzaga 1 coming in from their 4th seeding.

I would say WSU's system is pretty old school but it works. They throw the ball pretty high to their wings and middles hit a standard 1's, 3's and slides.  This kind of thrown us with our system coz we are used to a very fast plays and keeps up with it with our fast offense. I had to constantly remind the boys to wait and be patient with blocking and beat them with a quick transition leaving our offense mostly with single blocks. Our matches was close, even to a point that on the 2nd set it was 23-23 while we are having troubles on the same rotation as the first set. I had to call a time out and go back to our team goal which is to relax, get a side out and win a point. BOOM! That was what the boys did and we won GOLD!

It felt so good to win the who PIVA Holiday Hustle. Grimace told me that the last time they won first place was about 3 seasons ago. Coming in with a young team and a last minute coaching gig, it felt so good to win and just have a blast playing and coaching. I can tell that they boys had a blast and it was a good bonding time for them as well.

CONGRATULATIONS again boys and can't wait for future tournaments with you. And maybe I'll come to practice once in a while. Haha!

not using xoxo,
ChaCha

I survived Metro

It was my first day taking the Metro Bus since we moved south of downtown about 3 months ago and it wasn't as bad as I imagined. The only downer was waking up 30 minutes earlier than usual when I drive to work.

My car "Georgie" (short for Gorgeous) gave me signals last Friday that she needs to go to a car spa and get some pampering. It made this dying sound and even the lights was starting to go down and probably close to out.

Riding the Metro didn't suck at all. In our area, I think theres two sets of people on the bus, the ones that was going to work and the rest are the ones who was trying to get the early fresh produce (you know us Asians!)

I wonder how long I can keep up with it though. It was my first day doing it but that's because I had no other choice of transportation while Georgie is out. But what was nice is that I saved about $10 from parking money!

Bus ride home
My ride home wasn't bad. It was a smooth 45 minutes ride with one transfer. The only annoying part is that it's the same time as most schools end and there was so much students waiting for the bus. And to add to that, there was so much "market people" on it too. I hope my next few days/weeks/months will just be as smooth.

not using xoxo,
ChaCha

12.05.2011

Next - Too Close #MusicMondays


This totally brings me back to high school! I think I saw somebody talking about it on Twitter or something that just totally reminded me of those days that we would jam to it everyday at school!

Missing my FRICKMALE gang!


not using xoxo,
ChaCha

MaxieBoo ♥

 I was in Spokane,WA over the weekend and coached the UW Men's Volleyball Club team. We got there pretty early and had time to check out the Women's Volleyball action. One of our players Hideo surprised us with this picture. I love my very cuddly Maxie Boo! He "forced" me to go with them in Spokane and I'm glad I did. Got to spend time with my "kids" and see tons of friends. 

Love me my MaxieBoo!


not using xoxo,
ChaCha