Memos from November 2006


Happy Thanksgiving and Damn You Amazon Customers!

Happy Turkey Day! It’s been one hec­tic day already. I don’t know if you have heard about Amazon.com’s new gig, Cus­tomers Vote, but I heard it first from Ryan ear­lier this week. He noted it because of the Xbox 360 deal for only a low-down-and-dirty $100 (core sys­tem). That’s about a $200+ sav­ing from its MSRP.

Any­ways, it was one excit­ing and dis­ap­point­ing morn­ing at the same time. Not only was the deal adver­tised on Amazon.com’s home­page, but it was every­where! I mean every­where as in: radio, vlogs, blogs and maybe even on TV. There were only 1,000 units for the deal, and that ain’t a lot. In terms of internet-store for a deal this great, that’s less than a sec­ond or two in terms of the deal’s lifetime.

Any­ways, enough of my stats talk. I guess the rea­son why I was so upset in not get­ting one (other than I can make a quick $200 or more on ebay if I sell it) is that I got a new toy. I was hop­ing to use the money from the Xbox to feed this new crack, or at least make it free for me so I wouldn’t feel bad about spend­ing some money on “non­sense” items. Then again, it is from Costco.

DS Lite Foray

TopJump

Holy crap Bat­man! As I was comb­ing through my Flickr com­ments this past week­end, I stum­bled upon Chrispi­tal­ity’s (aka. Chris Clarke). I then saw a good amount of “bed jump­ing” pho­tos on his Flickr stream. I was so intrigued why he has so much, that I found out that he devel­oped BedJump.com.

What an awe­some and fun site. Some­thing that is worth vis­it­ing if you need a quick break from work, or just need to let loose. I just can’t believe how high some of these peo­ple were get­ting. I was so enter­tained that I had to sub­mit a cou­ple of bed jump shots in my stream.

Here’s how the extra bed jump­ing pho­tos from SD turned out.

Thanks to Chris for the extra time he put in to mak­ing one out­ra­geous pre­sen­ta­tion. Good times indeed!

Thank God it’s mid-November

After a few weeks off from work to visit and expe­ri­ence Japan with an awe­some bunch of friends, things have picked up both at work and at home. Don’t you just like it when you come back to work and you receive over 400 emails? Besides try­ing to find the time to do laun­dry and pro­cess­ing the pho­tos I’ve taken from the trip, I’m still try­ing to not think about Japan too much. But when you very much enjoyed an expe­ri­ence, it’s hard not to rem­i­nisce and reply all the fun stuff that you did. The thing I miss the most would prob­a­bly be the food. Oh man… the food!

Any­ways, besides try­ing to process and upload pho­tos, clean my room, do laun­dry, etc. I’m try­ing to get ready in sell­ing or tran­si­tion­ing my Accord to Gabby. Its lease is up early Decem­ber. I didn’t know what to do, whether to buy it out from Honda, return it or get a new car/SUV. I’ve taken great care of it and vice-versa. So what bet­ter way to let go of it than to have some­one you know take over. This way, you feel at ease see­ing some­thing sen­ti­men­tal be taken care of by some­one who appre­ci­ates it. Well, I hope things go as plan so I may get a new one soon—I’m think­ing of the Pilot. What you think? See me rollin’ in one?

I think it’s a good invest­ment if I get one as I don’t drive that much dur­ing the week­days so I save on gas and mileage. That, and I’ll be able to go up the moun­tain a bit eas­ier this upcom­ing sea­son, which I hope will be a good one. Any­ways, time to do some catch­ing up. I’ll leave you with a bless­ing that my aunt (from Nor­walk) sent me this morning:

May today there be peace within.
May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not for­get the infi­nite pos­si­bil­i­ties that are born of faith.
May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love
that has been given to you….
May you be con­tent know­ing you are a child of God…
Let His pres­ence set­tle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom
to sing, dance, praise and love.
It is there for each and every one of us.

God Bless You All!