Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Trick or treat

Sharp Chula had a little Halloween party for babies. Happy was dressed up in her lady bug costume.



The festivities started around 12:30 and we immediately went around the hospital to do trick or treating. Since we we're employees, we practically knew everyone and had to stop every once in a while to either say hi or take pics.



We then went back to the Nelly Barrington Hall to do the rest of the program and eat. Before the event ended, they then announced that we would be on tonight's news.

Exposure! Exposure! :)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

planet Z

One of the craziest things that we have planned for is what to do if ever the world succumbs to the living dead. It's all those zombie movies that made us this paranoid. We've planned what things to bring, the first place where we should go and where to hide.

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The Walking Dead


The only thing that we've had issues and debated up till now is, what if one gets bitten? Should we shoot whoever is infected or get bitten too and let the infection just take over?

The other day, I started reading "The Walking Dead". A book written by Robert Kirkman. The first copy was released few years back. I had to do a little back reading, but this was good since they came out with hardcovers.

Volumes 3 & 4

The Walking Dead


Before picking the first book, I was a bit skeptic about the whole thing. Thinking that it's your typical zombie stories. And then they announced at SDCC that they were coming out on TV, with a series. And made me wonder, this must be good.

I picked up the first copy, to my surprise, at Wal-Mart. The story picked up early, and made things interesting right away. It focused more on how would a normal person handle a situation where there was no hope at all. That there is no future and would make you think if it's better to be one of the living or the dead.

Volumes 5 & 6

The Walking Dead


Another interesting part would be the wide array of characters. Their personalities and outlook in every given situation. Just ordinary people that was thrown out in a world of chaos.

A must read. I give this a 9 out of 10.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

My baby can........

I remember doing funny things with my nieces, nephews and cousins when they were babies. Play dress up in funny outfits, telling them to laugh and then cry, letting them eat ice cream and spread it all over them. See what I mean below--

Azzel in chocolatey mode

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Azzel & Elok dipped in white powder

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Can't take them to Hongkong, so we brought Hongkong to them

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The fun part of it is that they don't complain nor take these doings against you... or at least not yet. You get a good laugh and if you're smart enough to always have a camera on-hand, take pictures and post it online.

Happy's make-shift hat a.k.a skort

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And now that we're parents ourselves, guess what. Our little, innocent and oh so naive baby has that big bulls eye on her forehead.

Happy's crib?

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We just cant ignore her

Friday, October 15, 2010

tough times

Buffet

Vallley View Casino Buffet


Eating out was not as frequent as it used to be. Besides with today's slumping economy, we have Happy to contend with every time we go out. It's not that practical anymore. Solution? Bring those fancy restaurants at home. A few days back, we bought ingredients for pizza. I made everything from scratch and I wasn't even expecting that it would turn out edible, but it did.

home made pizza

Home made pizza


And tonight, since Anna and I love paninis, i say, "Why not make one?". These sandwiches would usually cost $5 a pop at the very least. And this one turned out more than I expected. Happy even looked famished after.

Panini

Panini

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

X

I've worked for Sharp for two years but this was my 4Th event. I've been going even before I became part of the system and it really uplifts your outlook not only as an employee but also as a person, an individual and a human being.

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It does so much for me, but only for a while. It's like a momentary high, giving you that outlook, an idea that stimulates every part of your body to do the right thing and to be a better person that you are. But after a day or two, every word in that motivational speech that speakers made suddenly doesn't make sense at all and your back to your old ways.

This would be no problem if you're good-natured to begin with. But for those co-workers that makes you wonder how in the world they even exist with that sort of attitude, would not even consider of taking those inspiring stories and try to sink it in their thick skulls and at least have the heart or common sense to know that they are doing just the opposite of right.

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And while doing this piece, it made me think how do I make sense of everything and justify my own actions. And I'm just the same bad co-worker that would insist of doing my old ways, and turn my back on change. It may have been an inconvenience in my part or I just can't accept the fact that somethings are just plain old bad habits.

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Ten years of the Sharp Experience. Along the way, it did changed a lot of people. Made them a better person. And maybe, made a small impact in today's events. But it's still just a fraction of those people that remained in their own bubble of twisted beliefs and personality. Ten years has been a stretch, and X would probably be a good sign of just throwing everything out the window and start all over again.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

It's here to stay

Good news to all San Diegans, geeks in particular. Comic-Con is here to stay... for the next five years! I woke up early and made breakfast on a lazy Saturday morning and just when we sat down to eat, I opened up the morning paper and saw the headline.

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I was ecstatic, but it was the total opposite for Anna with a side comment of "Hurrah!! Good"(an obvious sarcasm and eyes rolling to match with). There were rumors as early as last year at the con that it was moving either to Vegas or Anaheim due to lack of floor space. And this years con made it worst and rumor became an 80% confirmation that the con was about to move out by 2012 to Anaheim.

Yesterday's paper confirmed that the con is here to stay for the next five years.

Let's just hope San Diego would start expanding.