I was doing some digging and I found some cool things! I found some old stories I wrote when I was really young! I’m going to feature this raw, old, unedited version. See if you can compare to my Punky stories!
Archive for May, 2008
Ever since we moved to our current house, Tim has wanted to ride his bike to school one day. For the last two years we’ve told him unfortunately, no, because he was still too young to go that distance and handle all that traffic.
This week he mentioned it again — that all three of us could ride to work. Ling and I thought about it, and decided that finally he was old enough, as long as one of us stayed with him.
So last night I tuned up my old Trek mountain bike, put flat pedals on it, ensured it was set to the right height, and this morning Tim and I set out to ride to school!
I would say it was a resounding success — it took us 36 minutes, we covered 8 km, 2 bridges, and one city line. Tim did a very good job and with practice is only going to get faster and more confident.
Tonight I’ll pick him up around 5:30 and we will reverse it and ride home!
And what he doesn’t know is tomorrow night, if we get into Richmond before 6:00, there will be a stand on the side of the road with snacks and drinks because this is Bike to Work Week…
I was checking out some ads yesterday, but not focusing too much on them. Halfway through them, a ridiculous commercial popped up. And as I watched, I realized they were marketing about these barbie dogs (yes, dogs!) that poo or pee when you squeeze them. Did they run out of ideas? So they suddenly they decide that pooping and peeing dogs will be fun? They better think again.
What’s this world coming to?
Real dogs are bad enough with the house training, but things that crap on you when you touch them? Or maybe soak your clothes? Where’s the fun in that? I was complaining about it at school a few days ago, and some of my friends have seen the ad too. None of us want to even touch them.
So I’m wondering: Did they even check the ads to see if it was enticing before releasing live on television for the whole world to see?
So I’m a little curious. But I still can’t get over it.
I’ve looked it up, and you can take a look at this ridiculous toy here.
Especially at this time of year I like to go for a walk at lunch when I’m at work. The group of us have sorted out a nice loop from Lonsdale Quay, along the seawall, and back up to the street at our office.
Walking along the seawall Thursday it looked like there had been a major accident! A dinner cruise boat was pulled into the dock, there was a paramedic truck there, and two police cars pulled up onto the sidewalk.
The police cars looked a bit strange (an unusual colour) but I haven’t seen many North Vancouver Police, so I just wrote that off.
Until I got closer and saw “Seattle Police Department” on the doors, and noticed the fair that was set up had all sorts of “Seattle Waterfront” signs. A quick look around and I quickly spotted the “extras this way” sign.
It sure must be confusing for the occasional tourist though!
I understand the set was for the TV show “Kyle XY“
Well, it was a rainy day today. Of course of all days this was the day I had to go to the tour of my high school. So my shoes got a little wet on the way. I hate rain…
As I entered the gym, the noise overwhelmed me. There was like at least two hundred people there. Or something sounding like that. And after a long wait for no reason apparently we had to separate into groups, and for some reason we then played cheesy ice breaker games.
I had fun, but I don’t think many people made to many friends, as they were all a lot shy. But by the end of it we all knew each other, but it didn’t help that I was the only one from my school that was at that tour. So I had to really work my way into the group to get to know them.
But I had fun.
I’ll be posting more with details!
Beijing at Night (my first introduction to real noodles)
Our last night in China we stayed at a Ramada Hotel at Pudong airport, Shanghai. The idea was we didn’t want to have to navigate Shanghai rush hour traffic to get to the airport.
Included in our stay was a buffet breakfast in the morning, with cold and hot dishes, dim sum, and soups. The dim sum and soups are cooked fresh for you at a counter.
I wandered over, read the list of items available and decided I liked it, so waited for the person in front of me to order.
Walking home from school
When I woke up this morning, I heard the news of the earthquake in Sichuan and how a school full of kids collapsed.
Although it was a completely different area and nobody I met would have been involved, my thoughts immediately leapt to those school kids in Anhui, and how little difference there must have been between them and the ones in the disaster area.
My thoughts and prayers are with all those affected.
I’ve been wanting to write something about this for a while.
I remember when I was like 10 and I wanted to see a lot of Dragon Ball Z or Inuyasha TV shows online on the internet. I could never figure out how all of my friends would just go on this website where they could watch all the episodes 24/7. I was searching for it for a whole weekend before I met up with my friends again. Which they told me all about the website.
Youtube is very interesting. I mean, there’s hundred’s of thousands of people probably online at a time. They always seem to be on the go, watching this, watching that. And I love the competition that’s going on all the time. Everybody is always competing to be on the top. Currently at the top, its these two boys who seem to be making everything happen: Smosh.
I don’t know who they are. But I can probably relate to them. I wonder what it’s like being on the top? A lot of pressure? A lot of role modeling? But it’s really interesting wondering what it’s like. I mean, being famous? It’s a big thing, and with power comes responsibility.
Youtube has a lot of other things going on at a time too. Contests, video races, bets. It’s all there. It’s very fun to watch as the submissions into film contests turn out to be 2nd or 1st or even 1243rd. And it’s really fun voting and protesting on who should win. I mean, it’s fun writing “lol” isn’t it?
It is time to talk about my Uncle Dong. That is the way I see him — he’s not a good friend of Ling’s family — I have an Uncle Dong the same way I have an Aunt Carol. The last thing he told me before we left was that when I got home I had to tell my parents and my grandparents that they didn’t know it, but we have an Uncle in Shu Cheng.
I will never again complain my backpack is too heavy
Cycling is a very social sport. I swear that if I ever needed someone to talk to, I could just get on my bike and start riding through Vancouver. It is pretty much guaranteed that I will find somebody to ride and chat with (and given the nature of our meeting we have inbuilt topics to start with).