two shows to catch
if you are either in san francisco or toronto, here are two shows you should catch, both fantastic filipino artists -- "heroes" and "miss oriented". fides is an accomplished dancer in the filipino folk arts as well as a budding ethnologist/documentarian; and christina is a fantastic actor and an alumni of kababayang pilipino.

break a leg, fides and christina!
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not on the registry
i'm a nerd -- though i'm really in need of some new shoes, i just bought one of these for myself, something that i've wanted for a long time. i couldn't wait till i got it at my wedding. :)
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his and her diaries
this is funny...from aimee...

    Thursday night I thought he was acting weird. We had made plans to meet at a bar to have a drink. I was shopping with my friends all day long, so I thought he was upset at the fact that I was a bit late, but he made no comment. Conversation wasn't flowing so I suggested that we go somewhere quiet so we could talk. He agreed but he kept quiet and absent. I asked him what was wrong he said nothing. I asked him if it was my fault that he was upset. He said it had nothing to do with me and not to worry. On the way home I told him that I loved him, he simply smiled and kept driving. I can't explain his behaviour; I don't know why he didn't say I love you too. When we got home I felt as if I had lost him, as if he wanted nothing to do with me anymore. He just sat there and watched T.V. He seemed distant and absent. Finally I decided to go to bed. About 10 minutes later he came to bed and to my surprise he responded to my caress and we made love, but I still felt that he was distracted and his thoughts were somewhere else. I decided that I could not take it anymore and to confront him with the situation, but he had fallen asleep. I started crying and cried until I too fell asleep. I don't know what to do. I'm almost sure that his thoughts are with someone else. My life is a disaster.

    Today the Canucks lost. At least I got laid.
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overgrown garden.
i've been remiss about not posting lately -- been so busy. i would have to agree with frank and marty -- working on your personal site is like the new gardening. needless to say, my flower bed is overgrown.

stay tuned for a new look hopefully sometime this week -- watch out for the new butchart gardens.
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well world, i did it. above is the 'unofficial' time for my first 1/2 marathon. after training for four months, getting all that milleage in, all i can say that the reward was sweet -- i'm still on a high. i could not believe how emotional i was -- for some reason, i cried at the beginning of the race and i cried at the end. the weird thing was that i wasn't exactly sure why. maybe because of how running can sometimes be a solitary pursuit, and what a joy it was to be with so many people with the same goal. maybe it was because not only it is a physical challenge, but even more so a test of one's mental toughness. during the race, everytime i felt getting a bit weaker, i thought about all the difficult times that i've had in my life, and realized how running for about two hours did not even compare. i drew strength from that -- i did not stop, and ran faster. i revelled in the fact that those who only understand what it means to run a half are those who run along side or have run before you. seeing ryan and grant at the finish line, cheering me on was a bonus too.

from this point forward, 1:51:33 can never be taken away from me -- that is a great, great feeling.
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yesterday, i picked up my runner's pack for the half marathon. i would have to say that it felt really exciting to see everyone pumped up at the enterprise hall, picking up their runner's pack as well. i didn't really know what to expect, in terms of training etc. when i started my running clinic almost four months ago; i would have to say however that the ultimate reward will not in fact be whatever time i end up posting (under 2 hours is my goal), but the the process that i went through.

if you want, race time is at 7 am -- here's the route if you want to watch me -- i'm #9413! :)
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Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada