Friday, February 27, 2009

Another Personality Test

Sh@r tagged me on Facebook and I thought it has been a while since I blogged or shared anything about me... You might find the answers interesting, you might not. The first question and the one about the right job for me cracks me up.


Q: Imagine that you are walking along a path. What do you see around you? A: A yellow corn field against a brilliant blue sky.

Your view on yourself:

You are intelligent, honest and sweet. You are friendly to everybody and don't like conflict. Because you're so cheerful and fun people are naturally attracted to you and like to talk to you.

Q: What do you see near your feet? A:

The type of girlfriend/boyfriend you are looking for: You are not looking merely for a girl/boyfriend - you are looking for your life partner. Perhaps you should be more open-minded about who you spend time with. The person you are looking for might hide their charm under their exterior.

Q: Will you pick it up? A: Yes

Your readiness to commit to a relationship: You are ready to commit as soon as you meet the right person. And you believe you will pretty much know as soon as you might that person.

Q: You walk along and find water. In what form is the water? A: A lake

The seriousness of your love:

You are very serious about relationships and aren't interested in wasting time with people you don't really like. If you meet the right person, you will fall deeply and beautifully in love.

Q: You see a key in the water and you pick it up. What does it look like? A: A beautiful antique key

Your views on education Education is very important in life. You want to study hard and learn as much as you can.

Q: Next you stumble across a house. What type of house is it? A: A beautiful old stone castle

The right job for you:

You have plenty of dream jobs but have little chance of doing any of them if you don't focus on something in particular. You need to choose something and go for it to be happy and achieve success.

Q: What do you do next? A: Walk right on inside and explore

How do you view success:

You are confident that you will be successful in your chosen career and nothing will stop you from trying.

Q: Suddenly, something jumps out at you. What is it? A: A wizard

What are you most afraid of:

You are afraid of things that you cannot control. Sometimes you show your anger to cover up how you feel.

Q: Because you are so scared you run until you see a wall blocking the path in front of you. There is a door, but it's locked, so you look through the key hole. What do you see? A: A beautiful house with a vast garden.

Who is your true self:

You are mature, reasonable, honest and give good advice. People ask for your comments on all sorts of different issues. Sometimes you might find yourself in a dilemma when trapped with a problem, which your heart rather than your head needs to solve.

You are Probably What You Wear

Sharing the following information with those who wish to know more about me. Tell me if you think it is true? I, for one, am intrigued with the answers.

Q: What is your style of clothes? A:Well groomed.

You're a romantic at heart. Sensitive and polite, you don't reveal your feelings to the world and prefer to contemplate your thoughts alone. Nevertheless, you care about others and make a loyal friend.

Q: What do you wear to bed? A: Underwear

You're a romantic person at heart. You are imaginative but your temper can sometimes get in the way of your happiness.

Q: Pick your favorite neckties. A: Dark colored neckties.

You enjoy being alone. You like to life the simple but good life, and you cherish your freedom. You are thoughtful, confident and uninterested in glamor.

Q: Pick your favorite belts. A: Black or brown belts.

You are a lonely and demanding person. You are hardworking as well as intelligent, and can be passionate when in love.

Q: Pick your shoes. A: Boots.

You are adventurous. You have high self-esteem and are able to keep your promises. You like to take chances and are always looking for new opportunities to make your life more exciting.

Q: pick your earrings. A: Small earrings made of precious stones.

You are probably a free spirit at heart with artistic talent. You are absolutely unique and are always coming up with lots of great ideas. Being happy is your most important goal.

Q: Which item do you like most? A: Necklaces.

The last analysis

You are probably a clever and adventurous person. You love to learn new things, and enjoy socializing with friends. Although you enjoy your freedom, you cherish peacefulness and like to spend time alone with your thoughts.

Bunny on Survival Mode

It has been a while. I know.
Busy is an understatement.
Know that I am doing okay.
Well, at least I have my health.
Grace surrounds me.
I live in faith.
There is hope that everything will turn out just fine.
I appreciate prayers.
I miss my loved ones.
I love teaching in class.
Emails and calls are welcome.
Support and encouragement forms the air I breathe.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

How to maintain A Healthy Level Of Insanity

1. At Lunch Time, Sit In Your Parked Car With Sunglasses on and point a Hair Dryer At Passing Cars. See If They Slow Down.

2. Page Yourself Over The Intercom. Don't Disguise Your Voice!

3. Every Time Someone Asks You To Do Something, ask If They Want Fries
with that.

4. Put Decaf In The Coffee Maker For 3 Weeks. Once Everyone has Gotten
Over Their Caffeine Addictions, Switch to Espresso.

5. In the Memo Field Of All Your Cheques, Write ' For marijuana'

6. Skip down the hall Rather Than Walk and see how many looks you get.

7. Order a Diet Water whenever you go out to eat.

8. Specify That Your Drive-through Order Is 'To Go'.

9. Sing Along At The Opera.

10. Five Days In Advance, Tell Your Friends You Can't Attend Their Party
Because You have a headache..

11. When The Money Comes Out The ATM, Scream 'I Won! I Won!'

12. When Leaving the Zoo, Start Running towards the Parking lot, Yelling
'Run For Your Lives! They're Loose!'

13. Tell Your Children Over Dinner, 'Due To The Economy, We Are Going To
Have To Let One Of You Go.'

And The Final Way To Keep A Healthy Level Of Insanity


Monday, January 12, 2009

In His Time

Within the first 10 days of the new year, I have receive wonderful news from the people around me. Babies are being brought into the world, my best friend is pregnant, buddies becoming a daddy, friends travelling to dream destination, etc. The joyous occasion continues with upcoming graduations and Colleen's wedding. Man! I should have bought a party dress or two in Glasgow. My many congratulations and best wishes to all.

I am happy for everyone, sincerely, but I can not deny the envy I have. I am a weak human who is extremely sensitive to my surroundings. As much as I am trying not to let peer pressure and the social environment affect me, I often fall into the temptation of comparing my life with others, especially in difficult times that currently casts its shadows in the west. Time, space, and age grip me at the ankle and I find myself struggling to soar in the area of my dreams. Yes, I am on the journey, a life-choice of my dreams, but no one ever said that it will be easy. I can't help but wonder whether my choice was the right one, whether I will have the happy occasions in life that my peers are celebrating now.

I am aware it was my choice and I should compare and whine less. What slapped me back to reality was the sermon at church yesterday and the book mom gave me. Giving my best in dealing with the challenges before me goes beyond mentioning, but the psychological and spiritual strengths should not be neglected. The logical and realistic approach is to analyze and emphasize what is important in every challenge. Strategy and systematic methods are used to tackle the problem, but instead of focusing how big the boulder is, I should be looking backwards remembering how BIG God is in His faithfulness throughout history.

There is no doubt that this year will be one that is more challenging that the rest that I have seen being affected by the political and economical currents. Yes, there is a storm ahead but I look towards the lighthouse, find my strength in the anchor of faith, that in His time all things will be made beautiful...

Friday, January 9, 2009

Time-Space Capsule

Sci-fi has often wowed us with innovative ideas. Even though what appears in writing or on the TV screen sometimes do make us snicker in disbelief, but we cannot deny that such ideas are indeed real in our modern age. Square boxes that opens in one's palm are spoken to and the message is transmitted to another far away is the cell phones that we vitally use everyday... So, who says science fiction is just made up nonsense? It is the human experience that brings all these ideas to life!

The use of the time-space capsule is very real in my life. I find myself transported to a different time and place everytime I enter and leave this machine. Of recent years, my time and space travel has brought me to really fun and interesting places. I enter this containment unit, be occupied with some light entertainment or dormant in my sleep, when I step out into open air, it is a different environment altogether. Living a rather hectic life, riding on an airplane is when I truly feel that I am on the switchboard of my-so-called reality.

Life seems to go on to the very moment that I board that plane. Everything seems so normal for me that by now, I hardly feel the excitement of my trip/travel until I am riding in an aircraft. It is then my brain winds down and reboots itself.

I woke up to the sound of snow shovelling trucks outside instead of the daily news broadcasted over the radio. My beddings feel weird, the duvet is not heavy enough. The bed lumpy and the ceiling looks so very close. Suzanne is not next to me. Looking out the window, it is snowing.

I arrived back in Chicago yesterday after a rather pleasant journey. (Well, my transit at Heathrow was a little hectic and two hours seemed hardly enough to get through the tight security while getting to different terminals. I didn't even get the chance to shop for the stuff I wanted at duty free.) Leaving Suzanne's apartment at 5:30am, my flight out of Glasgow took off at 7:15, and I arrived at O'Hare, clearing immigration at 12:45pm Chicago time. I hardly felt the 11 hours of travel. Colleen picked me up at the airport, we grabbed lunch on our way back, I unpacked a little and decided to go to bed early, well... it was my normal time for bed in UK.

This morning I got up around 6am (about noon) and I am now taking the morning easy easing myself into my "now" environment before the semester starts officially next week. I will head off work soon and try to get some stuff done today... I miss my time in Glasgow. However, I am refreshed and motivated to tackle almost everything that is coming my way.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Goodbye, My Love

After a wondrous relationship of almost 14 months, I bid you now, farewell.

Boots, my fabulous riding boots that I got from Harajuku. It took me a while to make you mine. I used to think that it was a steep purchase, but even Sunil said you look cool. You have accompanied me on dates and across the continents. You have been my favorite footwear and are my first pair of boots that I have worn out. Although rugged and torn, I was not willing to part with you... not until I have found another gorgeous pair of riding boots that could match in style and comfort... not to mention a pair that I could afford. Sad to say, I cannot bring you back with me. Don't be sad, you will not be alone in your final journey. Suzanne has a pair of boots that have served her well too.

With a tear in the eye, goodbye...