Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Went to the mall the other day and saw these creepy neck model thingies. I am not sure why they are so grotesque to me, but I imagine it has something to do with the fact that they look like ducks with human heads. Maybe it's that strangely serene expression on their face, almost as if the heads were freshly decapitated.
Posted by Velius at 9:01 PM
Monday, June 21, 2010
Last week was a crazy week around the office since everyone was gone leaving me to take care of everything that goes on. Add on top of that our imminent upgrade and lots of production issues and I had hell in a cubicle. I was so tired after each day that after P90X I basically just wanted to relax. Well, I suppose this will be the make-up post for a weeks worth of procrastination. This weekend, we went to a party hosted by some of PP's friends. The theme of the party was "complete duck feast." Every dish featured duck in some prominent way and were all entirely home made and absolutely delicious. After the dinner, we played a bunch of 三国杀 and it was amazingly fun. It's basically like Chinese Bang! but with different abilities and some different rules. Before we knew it, it was already 12 am and we had to disperse.
Posted by Velius at 9:15 PM
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Went to the mall today and just happened to wander into a Vitamin World. I have been hearing so much about this "P90X Recovery Drink" from the videos that I wondered if they had any available. Well, apparently, the official P90X recovery drink is proprietary technology from BeachBody, but they had a replacement that is basically the exact same formula, but repackaged as something else. It was also pretty cheap so I am going to give it a try.
Posted by Velius at 8:38 PM
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Soo it starts again. Last year, I got deeply involved in the "Happy Girl" singing competition. This year, it's time for "Happy Boy" Right, now, it's still in the stages of going from 61 down to 30 but so far, the talent has been much better than previous years according to PP.
Posted by Velius at 9:55 PM
PP's father was curious about what a US kitchen looked like so I took this picture. I didn't think there was that much of a difference, but perhaps that perception is there. I can kinda see how they could be different because there is a lot less space to work with in a Chinese kitchen. Also the cooking style is pretty different.
Posted by Velius at 9:23 PM
Wednesday, June 09, 2010
jOrange informed me that the next theme was "shadow" so here are some attempted pictures of interesting shadows. This first one represents the deepest internal human emotion of peace. The black frame represents the emptiness of the material world, while the shadow represents how it always lingers over normal existence. I call this picture Black Shadow or BS for short.
Posted by Velius at 8:42 PM
Sunday, June 06, 2010
A while back, I was over at PP's friend's house and the conversation somehow drifted to the best childhood eating experiences. Her friend mentioned that her most memorable childhood moment was eating this particular fruit. At the time, she only knew the Chinese name and it took forever to actually find out the English translation.
It just so happens that today while grocery shopping, I saw this fabled "king of fruits" on sale and just had to try it. At first, I had no clue how to even eat it, but after consulting a youtube video on how to eat this exotic fruit, I was able to get to the delectable flesh within. It was like nothing I had tasted before, kinda tangy, but very juicy. Very very tasty indeed!
Posted by Velius at 9:17 PM
More food...This is because I am quickly running out of ideas for Project 365. Where's that next theme jOrange!! On a very awesome note, I managed to do my first un-chair-assisted pull-up today. It wasn't just one, I actually did like 7 or 8! P90X is totally effective!
Posted by Velius at 5:09 PM
Thursday, June 03, 2010
Tuesday, June 01, 2010
PP is in her final week of panic for the CFA examination. She also decided to invite one of her friends to live with us just for these last couple of days before the exam on Saturday. Her friend is very pregnant and her husband works in Austin and is only in Houston on the weekends so it's mutually beneficial. Today, PP cooked some delicious chicken wings...sooo not good for P90X...but so good.
Posted by Velius at 9:31 PM