Day 238: The Man and the Signs of Bad Fortune?; ‘Desire’

God I really wish I had better news today. But it’s gotten so bad it’s almost to the point of comical. Or I’m delirious.

So taking some of your advice, I didn’t wear my Power Rangers shirt today. Even though it was a new shirt and it had the original MegaZord on it and it looks so cool. I dressed smartly and professionally, with a sweater over a long sleeve button up. It was my favorite outfit back when I was a teacher. Woke up early, had a good breakfast (egg salad sandwich, because you know, no meat Fridays are gonna be a thing for a while), and got to work with six minutes to spare.

And then I turn on my computer. And see the email.

She’s still out sick. My boss decided not to come in again.

Not only that, but one coworker has ‘caught’ the same illness and the other is in Staten Island. Which means I came in to basically having to run the whole show by myself. Could’ve taken my time. Could’ve stopped by some place and gotten myself a coffee. And unlike the past couple days where, like any good worker would do, I just left whenever I desired, I know I have to stay today because of Flash Friday and the bar. I feel like I’ve been held hostage by my hopes and dreams.

It’s not too-too bad. I’ve been watching YouTube videos, catching up on shows on-demand, and since it’s Flash Friday I can walk around the building and count on every department having put out some sort of spread. Hahah. I’m terrible as a ship without a rudder though, because I will absolutely take advantage of the situation.

It’s alright though, because Monday I’ll come in early (again) and look my best (again), maybe I’ll even wear the company tie with my uniform, and I’ll talk to her. She’ll have had the weekend to rest, recuperate, and I’m sure she’ll be in a better mood.

Right? Right? Right?!

Well…

Then IT happened.

I’ve been closely monitoring all of our support pages and doing a pretty damn good job answering the requests as soon as they pop up. I mean we’re talking milliseconds of delay. But one happened to slip by me. A consultant wanting to know if we had Spanish versions of our forms to give to clients who did not speak English. Okay, no big deal, we don’t and it isn’t our responsibility, but I see my BOSS has already answered much to the same effect. No, sorry, not company policy, etc.

Consultant wants to know what our ‘work around’ is for this.

Okay well to be honest we don’t have one, and I do feel like it shouldn’t be our responsibility to have to accommodate in this way. In a lot of ways our consultants are their own businesses and need to take on their own responsibility by either insisting that clients come in person or offer to translate over the phone. As a child of immigrants, I know they taught themselves how to assimilate and recognized of their own volition the necessity of knowing the native language in order to succeed and work. I believe anyone with the desire can do the same.

But you know, I’d say it diplomatically. My very fiery tempered and short-fused boss said something to the effect of ‘get a translator or buck up’.

I’m watching this with my jaw on the floor because this exchange is getting out of hand. And anyone who knows my boss would have stopped right here and we’d all just go on our merry way.

But no, this crazy woman from some random store in the country who only works part-time and doesn’t know when or where to shut up has to get a word in edgewise along the lines of ‘oh well I think that was very offensive and I think you should take that down because if someone out of this company saw this you would be in much more trouble than you can handle’.

Oh. My. God. Her hair is probably on fire right now. I’m going to be stuck in this chair for the rest of my life.

The ENTIRE exchange has since been taken down with no record of it existing (except for the screenshot I saved because, well, this was hilarious). But there is no way she’s in a pleasant mood right now and I have no idea what the weekend is going to do. Thanks a lot DEBORAH. What kind of crazy amount of damage control am I going to have to do. And I swear to god if my boss’s son loses his hockey game this weekend it’s all over. I have to take a heavy interest in this woman’s personal life now because who knows what mood I’ll be dealing with when I go ‘hey I want to improve my life’. She’s probably wringing her hands together right now over a cauldron plotting revenge.

So like, what am I supposed to take away from all this?! Four days of trying to talk to her, four days of missed chances because she’s sick. And on the last day there is this crazy Workplace exchange/meltdown. Am I fortuitous that I didn’t try to ask her today before she got completely derailed, or is this further sign of avoiding this conversation? What in the world is happening right now?! I will have to tread very, very, very lightly on Monday. Oh my god. I don’t even know when the next good opportunity is. I can’t tell if I dodged a bullet or got loaded into a cannon.

I’m going to drown my sorrows in drinks at work, and then I’m going to hang out with a friend and her strange group of friends and watch Logan. And if they quit on me early, I’ll go out and just keep it going by myself. This has been a strange week.

Day 238

Man: 205 Loneliness: 33

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58 thoughts on “Day 238: The Man and the Signs of Bad Fortune?; ‘Desire’

    • Hi! Thanks for reading and commenting. That is actually a very common first question people have. I should probably explain that somewhere on my blog.
      Basically, I created this as a way of marking my progress through one whole year of being single and not seeking a relationship. As the days go on, I keep track of the good (Man) and the bad (Loneliness) days, based on how I feel the day went. If I lived to my fullest desires and potential, or if I felt empty or incomplete. I wanted to see how many times my relationship status could actually affect my outlook on my life in a year. So as of day 238, I’ve had 205 good (man) days and 33 bad (loneliness) days.

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  1. Loved this! Sorry, but you put it so comically…..I also would tread lightly on Monday. Have the people in question never heard of google translate or any other of the devices available? Sounds like a mountain out of a molehill situation? Good luck Monday. Let me know how you liked Logan. I’d like to see it, especially if it’s the last one he makes. Have fun!

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    • You know…I try really hard to portray the humor in the absolutely absurd. So thank you for that. Hahah. It’s good to know I got a laugh out of it all.
      If not tomorrow, Sunday when I get a chance I will definitely write a review of Logan.

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        • I know it’s there and I’m absolutely crazy for Emma Watson but…the movie just isn’t speaking to me in that way, you know? I already have one or sometimes even two movies lined up a week for the next four weeks and…just can’t find the will to fit one more in. BUT…if they ever make a live-action Mulan remake…I’ll be the first one to get a ticket.

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  2. Okay first of all, that’s not nearly as bad as I thought – I thought you had asked and she’d smacked you down – so you still have a chance! That’s good! And your boss has the weekend to unwind. That’s also good!

    And Logan is supposed to ALSO be good so…. I’d say you’re having an okay Friday, friend!

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    • It was really good! Got a lot to say about it when I get the chance to write. A fitting send-off, respectfully done. I’m gonna have a bang up weekend, I don’t know about my boss, but I sure as hell hope she does for all our sakes. Hahah.

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  3. Honestly I would be more impressed if a professional person with a career and a job came up to me in a power rangers shirt instead of a nice, professional outfit, but that’s just me. Hahaha 😛 It would be a bit unique to see that, wouldn’t it?
    Anywho, don’t think about the situation too much, there’s a time for everything. Just be patient, the time for the conversation will come by itself, just be prepared. Don’t stress yourself out!

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    • Maybe if my boss were a 90s baby like myself I’d do the Power Rangers. But there’s like, a ‘could be your mother’-sized gap between us so…I’d rather look like her colleague than her kid. Hahah. I’m not overly superstitious…but I am a gambler so you know there’s a bit of it in me. I like to look at the signs. But those are always up to interpretation, so I just have to convince myself the signs are always in my favor. Wishful thinking or manifest destiny? Hahah.

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      • Oh, well guess it makes sense then. 🙂 Ever since my brother assigned me as the Yellow Power Ranger when I was a toddler, my favorite Power Ranger is the Yellow one. To me the yellow ranger no matter in what Power Ranger series will always be the best :v
        Speaking of gambling, I grew up in Vegas. I miss the sound of casinos. Sigh, I’ll go back one day.
        Ah well, you never know why destiny decided for things to go down the way they did. Everything happens for a reason!

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        • Mighty Morphin, I liked the blue ranger UNTIL the arrival of the green ranger. I mean come on. A dagger-flute and a Godzilla zord. That was OP. I like how the blue ranger was always sort of the misfit though. He embodied change. I think it was an honorary nod to David Yost.
          Oh wow, I can’t imagine how fun it must have been to grow up in Vegas. I mean I’d kind of hate the constant heat but…you’d feel like you could see the world every time you walked the Strip. That’s pretty cool.
          My boss is in a good mood today, is annoyed at the person trying to do our job in Canada, and I’m the only one in today. Imma look like a VIP. I think today’s the day to strike!

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          • Lol, well I’ve always liked the Yellow Ranger since Mighty Morphin. I thought that she was the best and I don’t know, with my brother assigning me the roll of the yellow ranger, it just always stuck with me. 😛 Oh there’s a Power Rangers film coming out soon ^^
            You get used to the intense heat sooner or later, just make sure to pay attention to the heat warnings if you ever visit.
            Ooooh I loved going to the Strip, I enjoyed walking past the replica of the Eiffel Tower, seeing all the street performers, walking into casinos and hearing people cheer at the blackjack tables and the casino machines going off. It was nice growing up there 🙂
            Hahaha, then go for it! Wish ya’ the best of luck!

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            • Yeah I have so many conflicted feelings about the upcoming movie. I feel obligated to watch it as a lifelong Power Rangers fan but…I’m so convinced it’s going to be terrible and I’m going to hate it. I don’t like how they turned it so serious when Power Rangers was always light and campy and funny. And the new power suits look terribly BDSM-y and oddly sexual. Remember when the girl rangers had little skirts on their suits?! Maybe not the most progressive but it was cute and silly.
              First time in Vegas we went in summer and I almost died. It was way too crowded, way too hot, and couldn’t walk anywhere. Ever since I’ve been a Vegas junkie, going every year but always in fall or winter, when there’s way less people and it’s so much cooler. We’re going back for New Year’s this coming Dec!

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              • Yes, that’s true. I always enjoy watching how the monsters go to some crowded area and everybody starts to run away in fear then the rangers come in and I don’t know…the fights that go on , I find it to be kind of funny. But it’s true what you say, looks like they took it a bit too serious.
                I remember stepping outside my house with no shoes on and running back inside because the pavement burned my feet. 😛 I lived very close to a casino actually, it isn’t on the Strip though, but it’s also nice ^^. Cool! Hope ya have fun over there. Don’t you get cold during winter in Vegas? ‘Cus I remember some chilly winters but I guess it’s more enjoyable? I prefer hot weather over cold weather soooo, I like the hot climate of Las Vegas. But that’s just me 😛

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                • I loved the original Putty Patrol. Just a bunch of guys breakdancing in gray spandex with a giant ‘Z’ on their chest. All you had to do to destroy them was hit it. And Rita Repulsa having that little Magic Bake oven to bring all her monsters to life was hilarious. But it was all practical effects and though it looked silly, it also felt more real. And remember the original Goldar, compared to the one they have in the trailers? Oh wells. I’m gonna be a good fan and watch it but oooh it’s gonna kill me. Hahah.
                  I’m a winter baby and I prefer the cold over the heat any day. And it’s not really winter unless there’s at least a foot of snow. So going to Vegas in winter and being able to go out in a light jacket is the equivalent of me migrating to warmer weather. Hahah.

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                  • OMG I love it when the Putty Patrol comes out. It’s the most funniest thing to me. xD When they run around and jump all over the place with that little noise they make in such a silly way, it’s fun to watch. What about Lord Zedd? 😛 Married to Rita. There’s an episode I recently saw on TV where he creates a monster that caused people to eat junk food, brilliant way of taking over the world? Oh well, Lord Zedd knows what he’s doing. I too may go and see the movie ^^
                    I’m a Summer baby. 😛 I can stand any heat, but maybe not the coldness. I was born in Delaware and over there during winter, it’s very cold and snowy, according to my mom I didn’t like it, after that I moved to Vegas where I grew up and right now I live in Mexico, there’s always a nice cool breeze and the sun is always out, I love it. Especially when it rains…just gotta watch out for flood warnings!
                    In 2008 it snowed in Las Vegas and it was a very beautiful day, Snow is pretty and fun, but It’s cold >.< It only lasted one day though, but wow, what a unique day. I enjoyed it, it was very different. I had fun that day 😛

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                    • LORD ZEDD! He looked like raw meatloaf inside a metal cage. That was the beauty and the campiness of good ol’ Power Rangers. I mean, nowadays could computers and digital effects make him look like some truly evil writhing mass of exposed flesh and nerves? Yes. But do I want that? No. I remember the lipstick monster Lipsyncher because she was one of the hardest to beat in the old Sega Genesis game.
                      You keep going to warmer and warmer climates I feel like. Next is the center of the earth or the sun. I like going to Cancun but even though the ocean isn’t exactly swimmable, I much prefer Cabo.
                      Yeah I don’t treat surprisingly hot days in winter the same way you appreciate surprise snow in Vegas. It’s an assault on my senses. Hahah. It’s supposed to snow again here tomorrow and no one is happy except me. But somehow that makes me even happier.

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                    • Aw, Lord Zedd is the best. He was my fave villian. I guess it’s true, the charm of the Power Rangers kinda got turned into something else, didn’t it? Come to think of it, the trailers look more like a super hero movie like Batman or something other than a Power Rangers movie. It’s all action-y and such. But oh wellz, I still want to go see it! I don’t even like movie theaters but…Power Rangers are my motive.
                      I kinda live a bit close to Acapulco and I haven’t visited the ocean. :c I’ve gone to many beautiful places here but, the ocean is still on my list. I hope to go this year in Spring! I want to get carried away by the waves and see them crash ❤
                      What about rain? I love rain. Rain is nice. Well as long as you enjoy it and are happy, nothing else matters ^^ Enjoy the snow! Maybe Run outside and belly flop onto the snow?

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                    • I’ve already got the next month’s worth of movies planned. Friday April 14th I’m going to watch Power Rangers. Hahah. I love movie theatres! Don’t know much though about what they look like in Mexico. But the theatre near me has reclining seats, and the theatres in the Philippines are the bomb. Whenever I go I make sure to watch as many movies as I can. They even have 4D theatres with like, smoke and water effects. I bet that would have made Great Wall really epic.
                      Come fly with me come fly let’s fly away. Just say the word and we’ll beat the birds down to Acapulco bay! Hahah. Ah man, the Chairman of the Board really was the best. The waves in Cabo are great. You have to really sink your feet into the sand and brace yourself but it’s such a thrill and the ocean is really alive. Very different from the Caribbean Sea.
                      Rain and snow, gray, fog, anything like that gets me happy. Partly because I think there’s beauty in the dreariness. Partly because I take joy in how miserable it makes everyone else. Hahah. It’s snowing right now and outside my office window I can see the trees perfectly outlined in white.

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                    • Movie theaters are cold….xD Haha just kidding 😛 I mean they are cold but it’s nice, and they smell yummy-licious! My closest movie theater doesn’t have the reclining seats but it does have nice comfortable seats with cup ports that if you’re not careful when sitting down the seat will fold with you in it…or is that just me? I saw the Spongebob movie that came out about a year ago *I think it was a year ago* in 4D lol, lots of water randomly in my face, it was fun. ^^ I do go to movie theaters every now and then, if my friends wanna go to a movie theater sure but, the problem is that I’m a bit hyperactive and being seated for a long time lets say 2 hours and without being able to speak freely can make me feel pressured and desperate and it doesn’t let me concentrate on the movie. It’s kind of like claustrophobia but It’s not, I just can’t stay seated for too long so I may get up and go walk around the hallway for a bit or go upstairs to the bathrooms and then walk back down :c
                      I’m actually going with my mates to see the Power Rangers and we have Ghost In The Shell planned too. Let’s see how that goes!
                      Sigh…Movie theaters: My only weakness.
                      Ah, sounds nice. My parents said that we’ll go to Acapulco for Easter vacations, I hope we do! It would be the best, I love to go swimming and I love hot weather, I think the ocean would be the best for me.
                      Aaaay I also love rainy and foggy weather because it makes people sad!….I like the dullness and the calmness that it brings. And the smell of wet dirt is nice. 🙂
                      All I see from my school windows (When I’m in school of course) are lots of trees, the basketball and volleyball courts and the soccer field but out of everything I see…

                      I can see the cafeteria in the distance…

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                    • I look out my window at home now and the snow can almost come up to window level. Hahah. In the middle of a Nor’Easter over here. I mean yeah it means shoveling and whatnot but I get to work from home and I know how miserable everyone must be because of the cold and it feeds my soul. Hahah.
                      I’ve never had a problem with being still for very long. NASA was doing a study on the effects of zero-gravity on the body long-term and was paying volunteers to stay still in bed for like a year. I would have totally done it. Plus I think they paid like $40k or something for it.
                      Hey so do movie theatres in Mexico sell anything unique to the area? Like movie theatres in the US sell popcorn, hot dogs, nachos, etc. In Japan I can get dried sardines or other seafood. Thailand has tom yum flavored popcorn. Anything cool to check out in a Mexican theatre?

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                    • Hahah I see, you feed off of misery xD. Well, you do you!
                      Yeah, I would have only lasted about an hour staying still in bed, if I were to fall asleep while doing it I would wake up on the floor or sideways or something hahaha.
                      Well, the movie theater near me has a variety of popcorn like: Butter, extra butter, plain (natural), salted and caramel. It has types of hot dogs, nachos, variety of drinks including slushies which I love, lots of types of candies and I think that’s it 😛 they used to sell ice cream too but it got removed but, in this other movie theater they still have it, just that that one is a bit too far from me. You can also get combos like a kids combo and usually, movie theaters are located inside malls or in a plaza and theres lots of food variety to choose from there like smoothies, ice cream shops, chinese restaurants, mexican restaurants, etc.
                      And as for films, there’s movies in normal format, 3D, 4D, in English, subtitled, dubbed (to Spanish) and you can choose to watch them in a VIP room with friends or family and no one else. 😛
                      I don’t know about other movie theaters in different areas though.

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                    • I feed off the misery of people I don’t like. The idea of the people I work with buried at home and feeling miserable…I don’t know…it fills me with a warm, fuzzy feeling.
                      I would have gotten so much reading and writing and watching done in that time though. Maybe even get something productive done. Hahah.
                      I love that the theatres here now have the butter dispenser on the counter so you can just put as much or as little as you want. But it’s always as much for me. I get half the bag full, do the shake-a shake-a dance, then fill it up and pour more on. I’m kinda disappointed that a Mexican movie theatre wouldn’t sell like, tacos or churros. Maybe they’d be too crunchy and distract viewers I guess.

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                    • Ah, you feed off yours enemies misery. That’s okay. ^^ We all have a little dark side lol. At the bank that’s near me, there’s a metal box right outside it stuck to the wall above the floor and right across the street from that bank is a bench and me and my mom sometimes sit there and watch how people that are distracted bump their heads on the metal box and maybe laugh a bit hehehe.
                      Cool, over here the popcorn comes in these buckets and you just ask for whichever type of popcorn you want and what size and you get it lol.
                      AAAH I love extra butter popcorn, it’s just the best!! They also have spicy popcorn! I forgot to mention that! Not really my type since I’m a picky eater when it comes to spicy food, candy, chips, etc.
                      I don’t know what type of tacos you’re used to, but due to saying that they would be too crunchy, probably the hard shell ones? In Mexico tacos don’t come in hard shell tortillas, they come in soft tortillas and with meat, cilantro and if you want, onion and salsas along with other toppings like nopales, radishes and limes. The only type of tacos that are crunchy are taquitos. 😛
                      And Churros can be quite messy because of the sugar on them, but it wouldn’t be a bad idea to have them in movie theaters.
                      They also have chips in movie theaters I forgot to mention that too.

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                    • God that sounds like the best. Speaking of popcorn, I’d get a bucket and sit down just to watch that all day. Some people just like to watch the world burn. I bring the snacks.
                      I’ve only ever had like, a small or medium sized bag of popcorn. But that big bucket is always calling out to me. It’s like how watching movies is like in the movies. You see the couple go in with the one giant soda and a popcorn bucket that can fit over your head and they share. But I don’t have anyone to share with so…I’d just be feasting on popcorn by myself. Hahah. I like my popcorn buttery and slightly salty. Don’t know if I want spice introduced to my popcorn.
                      Yeah I kinda figured soft is probably more authentic. But here a lot of times the taco filling is ground beef or pulled pork or other kind of mushy messy stuff and a hard taco holds it better. When I was in Mexico though I’d get grilled shrimp, or fried or blackened fish, or wonderful juicy thick strips of steak, and those would be great on a soft tortilla with cilantro and plenty of red onion. Yum.
                      I only get churros when I go to state fairs or amusement parks. They’re like a special treat but I can’t get them as often as I imagine you could. Never take for granted your churro access!

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                    • Well, we sometimes buy some Popsicles or some fruit or cookies and sit there for a while haha.
                      If you were to go with me to the movies we wouldn’t share popcorn because I would eat it all before you could get any…probably xD
                      Nope, over here it’s different meat like, like..I don’t know what the English translation would be xD or how to explain them but damn there good. They’re not the little bits of beef or pork with cheese and whatever else they put on them, they come with cilantro and soft tortillas and there’s a variety of tacos and it’s a goody. Ah, those thick strips of steak, I think those would be the Cecina tacos 😛 Those are amazing too xD I like grilled shrimp, I also like breaded shrimp hehe, and as for fish, not much of a fish eater.
                      Oh, I can just go to the park and buy some churros, or go into the city and buy some at some random corner or at the bus stop, or on Fridays when the fruit market comes to my area I can go and get some, or when the dude that sells them walks by my house, basically any day that I want a churro I know where to get them xD They’re everywhere hohohohoo!

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                    • Really?! Yo…these are some big buckets. You better looove popcorn. There’s a place here that serves really great tacos al pastor and I make a pretty mean crispy pork carnitas for tacos as well. I can’t believe you’re not a fish eater. I love fish. I love seafood. All kinds. Squid, lobster, crab, shrimp, scallops, salmon, tuna, flounder, skate, you get the idea. If it comes from the sea I love it.
                      I knew you were spoiled for churros. I’m trying to think if there’s any food by me that I can regularly get to make you jealous…

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                    • I would *probably* finish it all lol, depends on how big the bucket. if it’s the huge one then yeah I would never finish it xD if it’s the big bucket, probably. Medium sized, yup. I’ll definitely eat it.
                      OOooh You know the Tacos al Pastooor those are my favorite in the world I love those Ugh at my local taco place on Tuesday they sell each taco at $3.00 and damn, lots of people. xD They’re usually at $5.00 per taco hahaha. Ah, I have eaten carnitas but I don’t really like pork that much. :c
                      I like tuna, shrimp, octopus and lobster tastes like chicken so I can make an exception 😛 Other fishies can stay in the sea hehehe. Remember that fishes are friends, not food! Get the reference? Lol, I’m just not a fish eater (apart from those sea creatures I mentioned but, I don’t eat them quite often).
                      Hmmm…There’s only one food I don’t have that I miss.
                      Only one. I cannot find it anywhere. .
                      Chef Boyardee’s ravioli.

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                    • Yo, Ms. Tacos al Pastor and Churros, Chef Boyardee is not food! That’s like…post-apocalyptic survival grub. You eat that when there’s no one around to make you anything else. Chef Boyardee. Surrounded by the bounties of land, sea, and air and you go for the Chef Boyardee. Cray cray.
                      Next time I go to the movies, just for the hell of it, I’ll finally get that big bucket and I’ll send you a pic and you can figure out if you’re tough enough to ‘stomach’ it. Ahahah. I’m so clever.
                      They even do Taco Tuesdays in Mexico? That’s hilarious. I prefer salmon over tuna. In sashimi, sushi, and even cooked. Tuna gets too much hype. I love all shellfish. Lobster, shrimp, clams, mussels, conch, whatever. And OCTOPUS! Oh my god. Octopus sushi. GRILLED Spanish octopus! When I was in Cabo there was a Spanish restaurant that had octopus ceviche. I ordered three plates every time I went there. So good.

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                    • Hahaha I know, but, I remember that back in Vegas I would sometimes get Pop tarts or Chef Boyardee every now and then and now that I’m in Mexico and those things aren’t available here, I miss them. Nothing beats my moms cooking (or my dads) but, I just feel like if I were to see a can of Chef Boyardee at Walmart I would definitely buy it and enjoy it once more. It’s funny how when you have something you don’t want it but when you no longer have it you want it, why? xD
                      Taco places around me are open until 4:00 am. You know, in case your friend decides to call you at 3:00 am to get some tacos.
                      I like sushi but without the fish…. .-.
                      Oh oh and Chinese food is my favorite food 😀 I know I’m from a Mexican family and currently live in Mexico and have tacos and enchiladas and all of that but…Chinese food, it’s got something special.
                      Oh, I hope to visit the ocean during my spring break. If I do, maybe I’ll try some clams?

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                    • I hope after all these years if you do ever get a chance to try it again it lives up to the memory. I think you like the nostalgia more than the flavor. Hahah.
                      Tacos are best late night. I’ve never looked at a taco and thought it’d make a responsible meal. I’ve always looked down the barrel of a taco at like 2 in the morning after making a lot of other bad decisions. Hahah.
                      I love Chinese food. But recently I’ve been obsessed with Japanese food. I think I like the simplicity and subtlety of the flavors. I like clean flavors and nice presentation. If you go to the ocean, get oysters. Fresh raw oysters. You can’t beat them. Cabo had some really good big ones too.

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                    • Macarroni and cheese also brings me back in time. Hahah, the tacos at 2 in the morning remind me of an episode of Spongebob xD
                      I reaallly really love Onigiri it’s my favorite, especially since I enjoy white rice ^^
                      Oysters, I’ll try them if I get the chance, even though the don’t look much appealing to me but you don’t know until you try!

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                    • I looove macaroni and cheese! And sure I can absolutely make a delicious baked mac and cheese or even a stovetop one, but the best most soul fulfilling mac and cheese for me is making a box of Velveeta shells and cheese like from my childhood. I could finish a whole box.
                      I’m making some bento box lunches for myself in April and I know I’m going to a Japanese market and food court in a couple weeks. Going to have tempura, soba, kaki fry (fried oysters), and oyakodon. I usually don’t know what I’m going to wear the next day but I have all my meals and movies and hangouts planned until the end of April. Hahah.
                      Good thing you’re an adventurous eater! That’s a very important trait to have.

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                    • The mac and cheese from my childhood is the Kraft mac and cheese. Hahaha, it’s the goodies for me. Sobaaaaa I forgot about Soba how could I? I freaking love those noodles! Wow, you sure got taste, don’t ya? That’s a good thing, you’re open to lots of diverse foods 😛
                      Wow, you plan your hangouts and what you’re going to eat? Cool. You seem pretty organized, that’s a good thing! Planning ahead is a good thing, I usually just plan things that I know are important like upcoming events I may have or exams or when I’m going to hang out with someone, other stuff I just let them come by themselves and when they do, I’ll figure something out. Fun fact about me: I find something unorganized to be organized…most of the time. Yes, I do keep things organized like my bookshelf and my closet but there’s other stuff like my desk for example that is always a mess. If I put order to it I won’t find anything. Meanwhile if I keep it unorganized I will find anything that I’m looking for in a jiffy. It seems to be the only thing in my room that isn’t organized lol.
                      If I weren’t an adventurous eater, I would have never discovered I liked octopus. xD

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                    • Ah yes, the blue box. Can’t beat my liquid gold though. I’m all about that liquid cheese versus powder, but let’s not kid ourselves, they’re both iffy. Hahah. But oh so good!
                      I love soba. The smell, the slurp, the tsuyu, the whole almost zen-like ritual of dipping and then slurping and the aroma kind of hitting you in the face. It’s wonderful. Give me some tempura with it and I’m a happy guy. I like pretty much all foods except Indian. Not a big fan of Indian curry. Like Japanese curry though.
                      I have my work lunch planned in advance always so I know what to buy at the grocery. I plan movies, snacks, and hangouts on the weekends because it helps me keep track of budget, and I’m trying to meet new people and do new things so I sign up for activities. Also I have to figure out how to fit in martial arts and training! So I kinda have to. Plus it always gives me things to look forward to. Like korean barbecue tonight with friends and King Kong tomorrow by myself. And I’ll get that bucket of popcorn! Hahah.
                      My affairs and schedule are always organized. But my room, desk, and closet are definitely not. So we’re similar I guess. Hahah.
                      I really want to cook with octopus now too…

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                    • Hahaha they’re both amazing. I’ll enjoy that cheesy goodness anytime.
                      I also don’t dig Indian food. I had it once, I didn’t enjoy it. 😦
                      Hmm, if I started to plan movies, food, hangouts, it wouldn’t work for me. Maybe I plan watching a certain movie on Friday but when Friday comes I change my mind and then I would ditch the whole system. xD
                      I once tried kickboxing. I punched a girl in the face knocking her over and I started to freak out I didn’t want to hurt her soooo I just never showed up to the next class….But, doing activities is a perfect way to meet lots of people! 😀 I’ve done lots of activities which would explain why I know people from different schools and areas .^^ I used to do poms cheerleading and I met lots of people at competitions from different states too and I have a friend who does Lima Lama and he has met so many people while competing in Canada and South America it’s very impressive but..his fighting skills don’t beat his magic tricks. xD hahaha.
                      The only reason my closet is organized is because I wear a uniform to school. xD So I don’t have to go through picking out what I’m going to wear each day! And my bed is also a mess. I see no point in making it.
                      Speaking of popcorn, I want to see the huge bucket of popcorn! And also…I want some Japanese food now. :c

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                    • Oh I can’t ditch the system. I like the system. I like having things to look forward to and having that wonderful feeling of anticipation and excitement. What I don’t like is the feeling of trepidation or uncertainty. Plus, I don’t want to be the sad sap who just sits by the phone waiting for something to happen. I’ll go forward with or without anyone and I don’t like hanging my plans on other people. I have no idea what Lima Lama is. Is it a llama from Lima?
                      Do most schools in Mexico have uniforms or do you go to a private school? I’m curious what the system is like there.
                      I ended up not going to the movies yesterday. Which is funny because my schedule was actually to watch Kong this coming Friday, and then I thought I’d actually change the plan and watch early, but it turns out I cannot stray. I just couldn’t bring myself yesterday. Hahah. So Friday and I’ll be sure to tweet a pic of the popcorn!

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                    • I also like that feeling of excitement, who doesn’t? Like, right now I’m pumped up for Friday! But, I don’t know, I like to just receive invitations out of nowhere, at least a day with anticipation so I have enough time to think about it and ask for permission. Lima Lama is a type of martial art, or a llama from Lima, both are acceptable. xD Hahahaaa
                      Nope, I go to a public school. Most schools in Mexico have uniforms until university level. High Schools are usually owned by certain school districts and each school district has it’s uniform. For example, the school district that my school belongs to has schools all around the country so since they’re all from the same district, they all have the same uniform, meanwhile another school district that also has various schools around the country, also has their own uniform. You will know what district a school is from based on the uniform. Usually if there are two or more schools in the same area from the same district, the uniform may alter a bit to identify which one of the schools from the area you go to, which would be my case. My school has certain career fields and the other one that is also from the same district has other career fields and they are both a bit close to each other so to not get them mixed up, my school uniform has a thin black line at the bottom of each sleeve on the shirt. Kindergartens, Elementary and Middle schools are usually from the government school district so each one of those schools have their own and most of the time, unique uniforms as well as private schools. All uniforms have the schools (or in my case, district) logo on the shirt or blazer or whatever the uniform is like and their own colors and style/design to identify what school (or district) a student goes to. Kinda complicated to explain 😛
                      I’ll be waiting for that pic!
                      Let’s see, my plans for this weekend are: Go swimming, party, homework. Although I may skip the party, not much of a party animal.

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                    • I don’t ever receive invitations, so that might be another reason why I like to have things set and planned. I’m more of a planner and organizer. Plus I’m one of the only friends who drives. Most of my friends work in the city and rely on public transportation, but are also generally lazy and dependent. Hahah. So I don’t anticipate any surprise happenings…uh…happening.
                      So I looked lima lama up and it looks pretty interesting. Reminds me of Uncle Bill’s kuntao silat (I posted about that like, a while back). Very low, which I like. Especially being six feet tall, if I suddenly drop to the ground and out of sightline, it really disorients and disrupts people. Hahah.
                      Maybe I’m biased because of Japanese animes and shows…but I always thought school uniforms were pretty cool. Like I imagine the guys get to wear nice blazers with cool patches or whatever. And like, ties or berets or ascots or other cool accessories. But maybe I’m completely out of my mind. Do you like your uniform? Does it get hot in Mexico? Is it made of like, scratchy material? The idea of district-wide uniforms so you can identify batch mates from all over the country is pretty cool. I think it enforces a greater sense of pride.
                      I’m going to have so much popcorn I probably won’t have to buy any for the rest of my movies in April. Hahah.
                      I think in my circle, the biggest gathering I’ve ever really been a part of was like, six people. I don’t like large crowds. I like to drink and talk and play games but I prefer smaller groups. Friday it’s Kong and the big ol’ bucket by myself. Saturday I’m going to a library a few towns away from where I live. For one night only after they close they’re going to turn the entire library into an indoor mini golf course and do wine and beer tastings at each hole! So it’s obviously 21+ only and it’s being organized by a social group for 20-30 somethings so maybe I’ll meet some cool new people. Sunday it’s martial arts practice and afterwards we’re all going out for korean BBQ.

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                    • Haha that’s nice ^^ You’re the one that gets things moving!
                      You’re six feet tall? Wow, that’s awesome! I’m five feet something inches 😛 . Lima Lama is indeed interesting!
                      I used to watch lots of anime. I even own a few mangas, posters and these small action figures. Anyways, I also find uniforms to be cool. Hahaha, if you’re in Middle school in Mexico and aren’t afraid to rebel against the uniform rules you can do whatever you want to your uniform and wear it however, which was my case. xD But you will get in trouble. In High schools you have more freedom. Yes, it does get hot in the state I live in but my uniform isn’t much of a problem, unlike the students from this other school who wear a blazer, long sleeve button up shirt and a tie everyday. My school counts with three uniforms: Everyday, P.E. and the Monday uniform that is only worn by the students that are part of the student council and it’s the fanciest uniform. The everyday uniform is a white polo shirt with a few details on it like the school district logo, etc. and for me it would be a gray high-waisted skirt that has a pretty cool design, white knee high socks or tights/thigh highs and black school shoes. The skirt can go above the knee but not too high up and for dudes it’s gray dress pants all though they’re allowed to modify them if they don’t like them too loose, but some boys modify them to the point that they look like super tight skinny jeans, kinda looks ridiculous. xD Boys have to wear a belt and both male and females have to have the shirt tucked in. You are free to style the uniform however you want as long as it obeys the basic uniform rules.
                      My uniform is made out of cotton so we don’t suffer from heatness. xD It’s quite comfortable lol 😛
                      Here’s the deal: I’ll write you a post all about uniforms, okay? With photos, complete rules and everything.
                      And yep, I do have pride in wearing my uniform, mostly because my school is at the top of the high schools in my state and you have to do an admission exam to get in to any of the schools from the district my school belongs to so, I do wear that uniform with pride and the thing about the same uniform for all schools across the country is pretty nice indeed!
                      I want popcorn now. :’v
                      I sometimes go to parties with a friend and eh, I kinda get bored. Like I said, not much of a party animal. I don’t mind large crowds, pretty used to it but when it comes to gatherings I enjoy getting together with a few friends at someones house and ordering a pizza. Also, I kinda like to stay home at times, don’t like going out all the time 😛
                      I once told my mom that some friends were coming over and she thought it was going to be like, five or six friends. It was 12 people that came over. That’s another thing: I can make plans to go out to the movies or something with three friends and when I get to the movie theater the whole army is there. Why? Because everyone else found out or one of the three friends invited everybody xD
                      I’m going on a school trip on Friday with my class, we’re going swimming aand I think that would be about it for my weekend.
                      I want to play mini golf inside a library, sounds like fun. ;-; I sometimes get with friends to play pool or dominos, or we play blackjack at school but I don’t think they would let us play inside the library? xD
                      Have a fun weekend! ^^ I wonder what a korean BBQ is like 😛 I have a friend, friend since children, she’s Filipino and she once invited me to her house for a BBQ and her family was making all this Philippine food it was awesome.
                      By the way, you used to teach English, how is the color Gray spelled: Grey or Gray?

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                    • If you were to see my room…one wall is floor to ceiling manga and two shelves of Rurouni Kenshin/Naruto figures. Then there are the boxes of extra manga on the floor that don’t fit on the shelves anymore. And the swords and the gunblade on the wall. And then the anime scrolls. I swear I have a life. Hahah.
                      Alright so they’re smart enough to make your uniforms out of cotton. That’s good. I don’t like the heat and sweat easily so I always worry about that and cotton is my best friend. I was worried they were like, scratchy wool uniforms or worse yet, polyester. Yo if you write a uniform policy post I would like that to infinity. Have you ever seen a stranger but in your school’s uniform and tried to strike up a conversation? I think that’d be cool. I heard a story in Japan of a man whose company was about to go bankrupt and he wrote a distressing ‘I think I won’t be able to pay my employees next month’ message on a school board and someone from another year reached out and helped him revitalize the business. I think that’s cool. I have never been able to use my high school or college for its connections like that.
                      Oh if anyone uninvited every showed up at my place or if someone I invited took it on themselves to invite even more people, I’d kick all those people out. My home, my temple yo. I’m not that kind of person that could ever be okay with unannounced visits.
                      Oh that’s cool. So like, a school trip that goes into the weekend? Don’t think we ever did those. Sounds like fun. I miss school field trips.
                      Korean BBQ is delicious. Really good meat and seafood. But this place isn’t just Korean BBQ, it’s Korean flavors and ingredients but smoked like Texas style barbecue so it’s a whole mix. I’m not actually much of a fan of Filipino BBQ but everything else we make is great. In the US ‘gray’ is spelled with an ‘a’. But in the UK and Australia it’s ‘grey’ with an ‘e’. Both are acceptable. But I do think the British spelling is cooler. Like how they say ‘centre’ and ‘theatre’ and ‘colour’. It’s an older version of the word, that’s all.

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                    • Full blown anime in your room then. Cool! I have some posters around my room and a big one on my door, I also got some anime drawings I’ve done on my walls. On my bookshelf I only have a few mangas along with those magazines with mangas in them, I had more manga books but my sisters thought they were coloring books sooo I stopped buying them and instead started reading them on my iPad. I have a Hatsune Miku action figure and some nendoroid figures, I also have some plushies lol. Hahaha yes, you do have a life, I can tell. xD Eh, sometimes I question myself about if I have a life or not. Hohohoo.
                      If our uniforms weren’t made out of cotton, I think we would all dehydrate. The only problem is that during winter it gets quite cold. xD In states where it’s usually kinda cold throughout the year their uniforms are made of a more warmer material. In states where there’s hot/tropical weather it’s made of cotton. It does get rough during summer though. No probs! I’ll get working on that post! Hmm, I also have never used my high school for those type of connections lol.
                      Well, when I had twelve people over I didn’t want to kick them out, I thought it would be too rude to do so or to even mention it kinda bothered me. I also don’t like unexpected guests. I think no one does. What if I’m busy? What if I don’t have the time? I think it’s a bit rude to randomly decide to show up without letting the other person know.
                      Hahaha yep, I’m leaving tomorrow morning ^^ Quite excited! Gotta organize my stuff….I don’t feel like it though ugh.
                      You miss school field trips? Well you can always travel somewhere if you feel like going on a trip, I don’t think it would be the same as going a school field trip though but, something is something!
                      Oh, I see. Well, guess Korean BBQ is another thing I shall add to my “Food to try” list!
                      Hmm, so Gray and Grey, doesn’t matter. I don’t know which one sounds better though. xD I like to think that, gray is a light shade of gray and grey is a darker shade of grey…Does that even make sense?

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                    • I haven’t redecorated my room since my high school days when I was like really really into anime and manga. I think when I get my own place I’ll continue on with the Asian decor theme but maybe not everything has to have an anime girl or ninja on it. Hahah.
                      Maybe I’m very ignorant of Mexican climate…but I kind of figured it was just hot all the time. I mean…your winter would be like what…60 degrees Fahrenheit or something? The north is like Texas and California which is pretty warm…and the south is closer to the equator…so what regions get cooler?
                      My father is a social butterfly. He loves having guests. The more the merrier. If he could have had his way we would have had a revolving door for an entrance. Hahah. Don’t know who got that trait because I sure as hell didn’t.
                      I love packing for trips. Gets me so excited. I think to myself, ‘oh this is what I’ll wear when I get to do this’ and ‘I’ll need this thing to really enjoy doing that’. Gets me in the mood. It’s the unpacking after I can’t stand. I think I miss the camaraderie and shared experience of a class trip. The bonding and the fun of going in a large group. Nowadays I travel either by myself, with a small small group, or, if I’m lucky enough, a girlfriend. Hahah.
                      I think I used to think like that too. Like the different spellings had different intensities. You saw a movie in a ‘theater’ but a play at the ‘theatre’. I think part of it is pronunciation. You can hear the strong British accent in the spelling of ‘theatre’ or ‘colour’ or ‘humour’.

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                    • I was really really into anime and manga in middle school. When I get my own place I want my mum to give me her “You’re not welcome” doormat so I can place it in my future home…Anyways, I love plants. My house is decorated with them so, I would love to decorate my place with plants. It looks nice, makes the house feel cool, fresh and the smell of flowers is everywhere.
                      I live in a state where it gets very hot and then a hailstorm happens. XD My aunt lives in a state where it’s always cold and rainy. There’s a place in mexico where it snows, not a lot though. I think It has to do with sea levels. My state is above sea level and “close” to the ocean (neighboring state has ocean) so that’s what gives me a tropical weather, also because my state is rich in bodies of water 😛 but some places are below sea level so they have much cooler weathers. I’m not sure if it’s for that reason completely lol, the thing about Mexico is that it’s veeery rich and diverse in nature which influences a lot in weather. My winter is nothing compared to the winter of my aunts. A bit complicated to explain but Mexico is mostly a country with hot weather, lots of sun. An example of a cool state would be Puebla.
                      My dad is also a social butterfly. XD My mum is more on the not-so-social side. I think I would be a mix of them: I like to socialize but sometimes I don’t. XD
                      I also like packing but I can be lazy when it comes to doing it. I make a list of everything I’ll need and pack one day after at night.
                      Aaaw that’s what I love about school trips! Getting with friends, building memories. I’m back home right now but damn, I had a blast xD and I remembered to bring sunscreen this time so no sunburn for me woot! I feel sleepy though, swimming always makes me feel sleepy.
                      I’ve traveled with family and with friends but not that far away and I get back home that same day, I want to go camping with them though. No worries, you can travel with a girlfriend somewhere nice after your 365 days 😛
                      Oh yeah, a theater is for movies a theatre for a play but it would be the same thing, right?
                      I like the British pronunciation of zebra

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                    • We have a lot of fake plants. They look as pretty, don’t smell, but they also don’t require much work. I don’t want to have to water and maintain things too much. If anything, it’s good luck and good fortune to have bamboo, so I might want a few bamboo plants to keep around.
                      I really didn’t know Mexico had such a varied range of climate and temperatures. I assumed it was all just hot. That’s pretty cool. I clearly don’t know as much as I probably should about our southern neighbor. I know a lot more about Canada because I love traveling there all the time.
                      Glad you had a great time on your trip. Sounds like it was a lot of fun. Good thing you remembered your sunscreen. See I don’t ever need that stuff. As I always tell people, brown don’t burn. Hahah.
                      You would think the different spellings meant different things but they don’t. It’s all interchangeable. There’s no real distinction. And I like how the British say ‘zed’ for the letter ‘z’ instead of how Americans just say ‘zee’.

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                    • In Mexico having plants and gardens is very common in almost all households, it adds color and life to a home and the weather is perfect to have plants all year. Some people even have fruit trees in their yards and it’s lovely to go outside your house to pick an orange or a mango straight from your own tree.
                      Oh Mexico has lots of diversity in everything, including weather. All I know about Canada is that it snows there and that’s where maple syrup is from xD And they have bears!
                      Thank you! I brought sunscreen along this time because we went hiking first and the sun was blazing and it burned. xD I’m already brown so, what can the sun do? xD Apart from making me red for three days…
                      In Mexico they teach British English in public, private and language schools. British English is more encouraged than American English, not sure why, I think it’s because it’s more complete or something? I don’t know. Also, if you want to graduate from college/university, you have to know at least 80% of English in order to graduate with your degree in your chosen career field, if you do not speak at least 80% of English, you don’t graduate from college with your degree and nowadays, if you speak, read, write and understand English, you have more chances of getting a job.

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                    • My mother had a mango tree in her backyard back in the Philippines, and she’d tell me stories of climbing the roof of her house and grabbing a mango from a branch and eating in on the roof. Seemed like a nice life. Forget the bears in Canada, you should check out the moose! Big bastards that’ll destroy you, your car, your home, and anything else in its way. Majestic beasts. But the food is great and the weather is much more to my liking and I have so many great memories of trips there. If I could, I’d find a job and move there. There are a ton of Filipinos in Canada because it’s easier to get a visa for than the US. Maybe I’ll open a restaurant and give them a taste of home. Hahah.
                      I brought back a couple bottles of this skin cleanser called Eskinol from the Philippines, and it’s like super caustic and basically Filipinos use it to get their skin paler so if I ever get slightly tanned more than I am, I just rub that on and it’s like a damn skin eraser. Hahah.
                      It’s good that your schools emphasize being bilingual. It will definitely help. You must have a pretty good advantage then though.

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                    • Aw, that’s what I do. xD I climb up the roof of my aunts house to pick some limes or get on my grandmas roof with my dad to get some tangerines and eat them.
                      Oh, have you had a moose destroy your car? o.o Hahaha. I would like to visit Canada some day, probably wrestle a bear. That would be quite a story for the family.
                      Lol, if I get sunburned or a tad more tan I just let it pass by. I’ll clear up during the week anyways.
                      Yes, I do have a very big advantage. I don’t have to worry about learning English in the future. The only thing is that I have to help out everybody when it comes to English and that’s when people won’t stop bothering me but, I’m a tolerant person. Lucky classmates I have.

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  4. You know, ever since day one, I’ve had a feeling your “Loneliness” days would be like these. Well, at least these ones are better than the first “Loneliness” posts. Those were really hard to deal with (and comment on, LoL.). I’m on to the next one… and based on today’s events. I think you had a good day, so this can be charged to experienced, eh? Hahaha. Oh, and uhm… I know this day ain’t a point for Loneliness.. Just sayin’. HAHA.

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