Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Dad is crazy...

I called my dad before he left for Germany... the conversation went like this:

Me: Hi dad.
Dad: Why did you call?
Me: To talk to you before you leave for Germany.
Dad: Oh. Do you want to talk to your Mom?


Wednesday, October 04, 2006


I just heard that the University of Toronto is making my brother take 2 defenses for his PhD. Why 2?? That's hella retarded.

Thus, I'm starting my new boycott:


Saturday, July 15, 2006


We were out at Triple Rock for a party Dave organized and I bumped into someone (N) I rarely see. N is with a girl who I thought was a girlfriend that I had met once...

I say, "Hey N! And you must be L."
The girl looks at me and starts laughing.

N says, "No no no no no..."
Then, because I have no problems further embarrassing myself and everyone else around, I say "Oh crap. I am so sorry... I did not mean that. I'm just going to stick my head in the a toilet and flush."

I offer to buy them a drink, but they refuse. Then I just start talking to N, and he says that he and this girl (J) are not really together.

So, to further make myself look stupid (which is getting to be a little to easy for me), I say, "Oh, then I don't feel as bad about that mistake." Then I start talking to J and say, "Oh, I don't feel as bad since you and N aren't together..."

Later on, I find out from N's roommate that N and J might be dating (no one really knows). Once again, boy is my face red....

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Coffee anyone?

Today, I went to coffee with three of my groupmates. Three of us ordered normal drinks. SRAM (yes, that's his nickname and his research topic) ordered a "double cappuccino with half decaf" ...

So strange!

Monday, June 12, 2006

Can you pee in public?

I went wakeboarding (think waterskiing, but on a board) with a couple of friends yesterday on a lake near Tracy, CA. Apparently, it's pretty natural for everyone to take their restroom breaks in the lake. I, on the other hand, had the hardest time taking a leak in the lake. We were trying to figure out what my problem. Some think that I just didn't have that sense of urgency, but I assure you, I did!

We believe that I have a psychological block. Here are my hypotheses:

1. I cannot pee when people are watching me.
2. I cannot pee when I have a bathing suit and boardshorts on.
3. I cannot pee unless I'm sitting down.
4. I cannot pee if I'm wet.

I'm open to other suggestions...

Now, I will be creating experiments to test which hypothesis might be correct. I'll be sure to keep everyone posted.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Can Oilers recover?

For the Oilers to recover, some of them who have been doing nothing need to step up.

Radek Dvorak has been pretty useless...c'mon, its playoff time, do something!

Sergei Samsonov....all bells and whistles, we need some goals!

Even Ryan Smyth has had a sub-par performance, we need you to lead!

Monday, May 29, 2006

Roloson, Penalty Killing lead Oilers to Cup finals

There are no words to describe how simply amazing Dwayne Roloson has been, in addition to the Oilers outstanding penalty killing.....

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Jim, Jim, He's our man

Jim Abbott is the Conservative MP for Kootenay-Columbia. He is a true fighter for human rights and democracy, and Taiwan's best friend in parliament.

This post is my tribute to Jim Abbott, a principled man who does what is right.

Oilers survive scare....

Let this be a lesson to you kids (I sound so much like Don Cherry)

A 4-0 lead with 15 minutes to go is NOT safe.....

This time, tributes go to:
Mike Peca
Steve Staios
Toby Petersen
Georges Laraque
Rem Murray

I have a feeling this little comeback of the Ducks (4 goals in the last 15 minutes) will have them pumped for Game 4. You may be up 3-0 in the series, Oilers, but you can't let up!

Check out Oiler fans singing the national anthem!

Girlfriends are like baseball teams...

I was getting a ride from someone on my softball team when we got in a discussion about choosing a favourite baseball team. He originally liked the San Francisco Giants and the Oakland A's equally, but since then has decided to root solely for the A's. He was explaining it to me like this:

"Choosing a baseball team is like choosing a girlfriend. When you have two girlfriends, your heart will eventually tell you which one you like better..."

I couldn't have put it better myself!

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Thursday, May 04, 2006

MultiCites Moving Inc. - It SUCKS!!!

If you ever think about moving, do NOT use MultiCites Moving Incorporated.

It is basically the worst moving company EVER......

My friend Oliver used their services, and you can see the nightmare here:
Oliver's Moving Experience with Multicites

Monday, May 01, 2006

Have we met before?

I was having lunch with two of my friends, E and L. My friend E met a girl recently named Sarah... This was the conversation we had:

Me: What's with you and Sarahs?
E [to L]: Yeah, I actually dated a girl back in January named Sarah.
Me: Ummm... E, her name was actually Sally.
E: [laughing] Oh yeah! Haha...

Sally must have been really memorable :)

Friday, April 21, 2006


I went to dinner at a Hong Kong-style restaurant with some of my officemates. D tried to order a dish that he couldn't find on the menu, and we ended up pissing off the waitress. The conversation went something like this:

D: I'm not sure what the dish is called, but it has rice, then egg on top and chicken.
Waitress: I'm sorry. I don't understand.
D [speaking slower]: Oh. It has riiiiiiiiiiiice, then eeeeeeeeeeeeeegg. Then chiiiiiiicken.
Waitress: Oh. We don't have that dish.
D: Well, can you make a dish with riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice. Runny eeeeeeeegg. And chiiiiiiiiiiiiiicken on top.
Waitress: Ok. We have that dish but with beef.

Hmm. So apparently the waitress already knew what we were talking about. Nice lady, nice.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Mom does not love us as much as Dad...

This posting can also be seen in the blog: http://chuangtzuyuan.blogspot.com/

Mom was telling Stan and me how much our Dad loves his kids. [Mom's comment: yes, he loves us but no one can tell.] She was saying that Dad would be willing to sell the house for the kids' education. That's self-sacrifice.

Then Mom tells us that she would never do that for us.

Sigh. Mom does not really love us.

Ah Dad. So bloody predictable!

This posting can also be seen in the blog: http://chuangtzuyuan.blogspot.com/

This weekend, I visited my brother, Stan, in Chicago (who was working at AssLab). My parents and Betty decided to drive from Toronto to Chicago as well. As predicted, it took less than an hour for my Dad to start nagging me. Here is the log that we took:

Within 11 minutes of seeing my Dad, he tells me to act my age.
50 min: he tells me to get a haircut.
19h 20m: he tells me to stop eating out.
19h 21m: he tells me to get a haircut again.
19h 28m: he tells me to get a haircut for the third time.
20h 45m: he tells Stan to do more research.
20h 45m: he tells Stan to stop spending so much time doing family trees.
21h 22m: he tells me to listen to his advice.
22h 57m: he tells everyone to go to bed.
23h 1m: he tells me not to be silly.
23h 1m: he tells me to act my age.
23h 23m: he yells at Mom for being inappropriate.
23h 43m: he tells us to go to bed again.
23h 44m: he tells us to go take showers.

Amazing. With all this nagging, I'm surprised that Dad has soooo much time to do anything else!

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Boycott Mount Allison

For those of you who don't know me well, I'm pretty unreasonable. I boycott things on a regular basis... call it a hobby, if you will. Anyway, please join me in my new quest to ...


That is all.
Peace out.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Taiwan is so weird sometimes....

Last year, my sister (JoJo on this blog) went to Taiwan for a conference.

Check out her picture of a Taiwanese washroom:

Taiwan can be so screwed up sometimes. Oh, and what's with the apathy towards toilet paper in Taiwan by the way? That's my biggest beef with Taiwan.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

You snooze, you lose...

Well, don't fall asleep on us: you snooze, you lose!

As always, more s!@%#

One of our classic conversations:

i gotta go take a dump
JoJo says:
be back soon
JoJo says:
烏白來烏白去 says:
alright later
JoJo says:
ah better.
烏白來烏白去 says:
he he he
JoJo says:
i love taking dumps
烏白來烏白去 says:
dumps are great
JoJo says:
yup. they're the best

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Good Times. Great Times.

Hey all y'all. Let me tell you a story:

Two friends from undergrad, C and N, were visiting me and we went out to the bars with a couple of Berkeley peeps. N meets E and for some reason, we start talking about blonde bombshells. The conversation went something like this:

E: There's nothing wrong with blonde bombshells. I'm dating one right now.
N: Oh really? Where?
E points to his girlfriend.
E: Right there.
N: I see the blonde. But where's the bombshell?

Needless to say, E leaves the bar shortly thereafter with his girlfriend.
Ah yes, N. Always hilarious...