Friday, May 22, 2009

One Song

Its amazing how one song can become your theme song for a while and keep you going. I have been sad, happy, stressed, crying, anxious, calm, tired, etc and this current song lets my mind wander and makes me feel a bit better and keeps me going. And it has to be the barbershop version by the quartet Vocal Spectrum. Its one of the best ones they do I think. I looked up the lyrics and the original lyrics are not the same as what VS sings so I edited the original to match the song I’ve been listening to (even in the hospital in labor) and many times since.

I have often dreamed
Of a far off place
Where a great warm welcome
Would be waiting for me
Where the crowds will cheer
When they see my face
And a voice keeps saying
This is where I'm meant to be

I will find my way

I can go the distance
I'll be there someday
If I can be strong
I know every mile
Will be worth my while
When I go the distance
I'll be right where I belong


where I belong

Down an unknown (winding) road
To embrace my fate
Though that road may wander
It will lead me to you
And a thousand years
Would be worth the wait
It may take a lifetime
But somehow I'll see it through oh

I will find my way
I can go the distance
I'll be there someday
If I can be strong

I know every mile
Will be worth my while
When I go the distance
I'll be right where I belong

Where I belong

But to look beyond the glory is the hardest part
For a hero's strength is measured by his heart
by his heart

I will beat the odds
I can go the distance
I will face the world

And I’ll be fearless proud and strong

I will please my god

I can go the distance

Till find my hero's welcome

Right where I (right there where I belong)


Where I belong

You know every mile (every mile)

Will be worth my while

I’ll be right where I

Where I belong

Maybe I’ll write more later. Back to work for me.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

I am 36% Asian (ha ha)

put the "x" next to the ones that apply to you

[ ] Both of your parents are from Asia
[ ] You were born in Asia
[ ] You use the term "Azn" 咩呀??外星話?
[x] You think DDR is cool
[ ] You've watched lots of anime
[ ] You like Korean drama
[ ]You have stuff hanging on your phone
[ ] You think your parents want you to marry within your own race
[ ] You eat rice almost everyday
[ ] You drink lemon tea

X's so far: 1

[ ] You style your hair
[x] You have a bebo/myspace/Friendster/facebook/hi5
[ ] You speak languages other than English
[ ] Your parents are strict
[x] Your parents have high expectations of you
[x] You always get A's/B's on your report
[ ] You do Chemistry/Biology/Physics/Accounting
[x] You know your multiplication table
[ ] You play badminton or table tennis or Irish Pingpong
[ ] You've seen the asian version The ring/The grudge

X's so far: 5

[x] You go/want to go to a university and would NEVER consider an apprenticeship
[x] You own an asian car (Honda, Toyota, etc)
[x] You're not the only child
[ ] You've gotten little red envelopes around February
[x] You know the difference between kung fu, karate and tae kwon do
[ ] Your mother tries to bargain even though the product is already discounted
[ ] You can solve a rubiks cube
[x] You have a box of noodles somewhere in your house
[x] You play video games

X's so far: 11

[ ] Every time you're going out, your parents ask you where you're going and what time you'll be home
[ ] You have karaoke at home
[ ] You've been to a LAN more than 3 times
[ ] You have incense sticks/moth balls in your house
[x] You own a gaming console
[x] You don't wear shoes in your house
[ ] You can use chopsticks
[ ] You get nothing if you do well in school, but punished if you don't

X's so far: 13

[ ] Your parents won't let you go out if you have school the next day
[ ] You have asian songs on your computer/iPod
[x] You don't like football
[ ] You like Soccer.

X's so far: 14

[ ] You have a curfew
[ ] You know what ulzzang/tb means
[ ] You know what purikura is
[x] you like bubble tea
[ ]Your parents bought you shoes many sizes too big so you can "grow into it" and wear it for years to come
[x] You've played final fantasy
[x] You believe in fortune cookies

X's so far: 17

[ ]You know what is bok choy (咩黎架?? 我諗起canteen成日煮既"bak choy" 但係白菜woi...)
[ ] You've heard the song "Got rice?"
[x] You've had pockys/yan yan before
[ ] when you ask for your mums permission she goes "ask ur dad"

X's so far: 18

Total X's: 18

Multiply your total score by 2 and put the subject as I am x% Asian

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Rainy Day Musings

I was driving in the rain today and my mind started to wonder. Due to one of those friend survey things I started thinking about friends and boyfriends of my past... particularly Smiley. He was absolutely in love with me and he and I were great together. I loved him too but I was 15 and we were so great together that our friends started making jokes about a shot-gun wedding if we didn't get married and I got freaked. In true me form, I didn't want to miss out on anything and I felt like 15 was too young to find the person I would be with forever. Actually, my consciousness of my age kept me from falling all the way in love with anyone until I was smacked in the face with it at 18.

Anyway, as I was driving I was listening to a barbershop CD and I realized that if I had stayed with Smiley, I never would have dated Matt, which means I never would have learned about the lohans and I wouldn't have spent all that time in kung fu and met Sifu and eventually rented a room from him and his family when my mom moved to St. Martin. And then, odds are I wouldn't have seen the commercial for the Celebrity City Chorus right after I moved in so I wouldn't have started singing in Sweet Adelines when I did and I would have missed out on the last 10 years of my singing life.

Its amazing how people can come into your life and take it in a totally new direction that you never expected. Even now, I can track my life event by choices I made and people I knew. I met Chris thru my ex-roommate and high school friend Chance. He had known Chris for over a decade and he invited both of us to a bbq at his house. Chris and I end up dating and I meet his friends. I become friends with his friends. Chris and I lived together and became engaged. We end the engagement and are still friends today (cause I can't let go of awesome people in my life) but I ended up being the social one with the friends I met thru him because he rarely ventures outside of his highly technologically driven house. And through those friends, I met Joe. And now we live together and have a brand new baby girl. A year or two ago I would not have predicted my life now. :)