Saturday, November 01, 2003

I've known my friend Tracy for four years now. She's a tall beautiful girl whom I met while in school at UCLA. Unfortunately, we didn't hang out with each other very much at UCLA but at Deloitte, I was her buddy and so we hung out quite frequently. She's a very solid and mature person who cherishes the really precious people in her life. 3 months ago she married a great guy and brother in Christ at the young age of 24. Her whole future is in front of her.... and yet, this morning, I found out that she was diagnosed with cancer.

I left her a voicemail but I don't even know the words to say. This just sucks.

Thursday, October 30, 2003

An Excerpt from an IM conversation I had with a bro today:

He-man: u know
He-man: that movie might put her (She-ra) into a mood
He-man: or me
He-man: it would make me vulnerable
He-man: err it might make her or me more vulnerable
He-man: i guess thats why im scared of that mo vie
AlfDaBruin8888: He-man, are you scared of commitment?
He-man: i am scared of getting hurt
AlfDaBruin8888: well, that fear is something you are going to have to deal with
AlfDaBruin8888: like a man
He-Man: (referring to a conversation with a different brother who wants to come along with his friend on the date w/She-ra)
"He-man #2: hey
He-man #2: here now.. met with T-Bone for lunch
He-man #2: nov 8?
He-Man: hehe
He-man #2: hmm yeah i can do that
He-man: hey are you seirously going to "bump" itno us tomorrow?
He-man #2: :-) what if i do?
He-man: grr
He-man: ha do ken
He-man #2: shoryuken
He-man: alpha counter
He-man #2: and then berserker attack!
He-man: Ion Cannon
He-man #2: block block block"

He-man: hehe
AlfDaBruin8888: you two are dorks

Wednesday, October 29, 2003

My Crim Law prof warned us today that we'll be starting up the rape cases soon which supposedly are super-graphic.... it's not going to be very fun reading them...
I, like Greg, will be shutting down for finals studies as well... I am limiting myself to one social outing per week...

Monday, October 27, 2003

Just a reminder to my bros out there about God's expectations for ourselves and what we, as men, should be looking for:

Proverbs 31:8-31 (Emphasis mine)

8 "Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves,
for the rights of all who are destitute.

9 Speak up and judge fairly;
defend the rights of the poor and needy."
Epilogue: The Wife of Noble Character
10 [3] A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.
11 Her husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.
12 She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.
13 She selects wool and flax
and works with eager hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships,
bringing her food from afar.
15 She gets up while it is still dark;
she provides food for her family
and portions for her servant girls.
16 She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
17 She sets about her work vigorously;
her arms are strong for her tasks.
18 She sees that her trading is profitable,
and her lamp does not go out at night.
19 In her hand she holds the distaff
and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
20 She opens her arms to the poor
and extends her hands to the needy.

21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
22 She makes coverings for her bed;
she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is respected at the city gate,
where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
and supplies the merchants with sashes.
25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come
26 She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue
27 She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
29 "Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all."
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised
31 Give her the reward she has earned,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate
Update: Memo done... just in the knick of time...
Right now, I am not in a good mood. I have an 8 page memo due in 4 hours that I had planned to complete last night but due to unforeseen circumstances, I couldn't finish it. I often budget my time, giving myself just enough time to do things with a little cushion leftover so that I know I can complete a job on time. Last night, a family friend from Hong Kong called to let us know that she is in town and my Mom assigns me the job of touring her around the city at night. I tell my Mom that I have an 8 page memo due today. No, I must give the tour to our guest she tells me. Ai-yah!!!! What am I to do? So I give the tour last night which takes 2 hours. I work feverishly until 3AM and I get 4 pages done and now, I am in the library working on the memo (and I'm tired and grumpy).... it's times like these I wish that I had gone to law school elsewhere...