Monday, June 25, 2007

congratulations sandy & edward


sandy & edward

congratulations to sandy & edward

they got married yesterday and had a very glamorous and fancy wedding banquet

unfortunately, forgot my camera at home so i wasn't able to take any photos

congratulations once again

another one bites the dust

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Friday, June 22, 2007

canada d'eh beach party at baishawan


canada d'eh beach party at baishawan

for more info, click the banner above or the following links:
http://www.canadiansociety.org/events/events_070630.shtml
http://www.canada-alumni.org/event/20070630/index.htm

whether you are canadian or not...

it doesn't matter

come out and have some fun

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Thursday, June 21, 2007

hanging out in sanxia


since we didn't have to work this past tuesday due to the dragon boat festival, we took full advantage of the day off

we gathered up the troops and headed to the mountains of sanxia for some bbq and a swim in the river

the sun was out full force as i'm now walking around with a major sunburn

i'm hurting like a bitch but it was well worth it

it was a lot of fun and it's always great to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city

we are going back again in a few weeks

who wants in?

everyone is more than welcome

let me know

hanging out in sanxia
on the way

hanging out in sanxia
the great roots spa resort

hanging out in sanxia
peach vendor on the side of the road

hanging out in sanxia
our little spot

hanging out in sanxia
some of our neighbours

hanging out in sanxia
looking up the river and the "pool"

hanging out in sanxia
down the river

hanging out in sanxia
gotta keep the beer cold

hanging out in sanxia
gotta have some grub

hanging out in sanxia
the boys taking a dip

hanging out in sanxia
ivan and the wifey

hanging out in sanxia
more of the boys

hanging out in sanxia
aaron hiding from the sun. personally, if i wanted to get away from the sun, i'd get under a shadow, find a tree or something. i would never ever hold out an umbrella (unless i was holding it for the wifey). hey, to each his own.

hanging out in sanxia
another look at the river right in front of our spot

hanging out in sanxia
can you spot the monkeys???

hanging out in sanxia
a few of these...

hanging out in sanxia
will get you acting like this

hanging out in sanxia
just chilling and winding down the day


a video of the surrounding area


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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

dragon boat racing with some canadians


yesterday was the dragon boat festival, so the taipei city government held its annual dragon boat race this past sunday

fellow canadian jerry and i went to the races to cheer on the canadian team (a.k.a. cantai dragons) take on the dutch team

i actually joined the canadian society's team about 4 years but we were not as good as this year's team

we simply got our butts kicked

i don't know whether the dutch team they went up against just sucked ass or the guys are just better this year or maybe they just weren't as hungover as us

but then again, they didn't have go up against minnesota state's rowing champions

dragon boat race in taipei

dragon boat race in taipei

dragon boat race in taipei

dragon boat race in taipei

dragon boat race in taipei

dragon boat race in taipei

dragon boat race in taipei

dragon boat race in taipei

dragon boat race in taipei

dragon boat race in taipei

GO CANADA!

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Monday, June 18, 2007

oh baby! ..... it's a boy! (well, most likely)


went back to the doctor's this past saturday for a check-up

here's the latest ultrasound...



we are at 16 weeks now

doc says all is good

baby is healthy and developing accordingly

he said the baby is most likely a boy

not 100% sure yet

should know for sure next check up

depends on the baby's position

we know there's no "sure" thing tho'

i've heard of doctors guaranteeing the baby's gender only to find out it was the opposite at birth

so, i will still not buy anything pink

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Friday, June 15, 2007

san antonio spurs... the new nba champions

san antonio spurs... the new nba champions

congratulations to the san antonio spurs for winning the nba championship

no surprise here as the cleveland cavaliers were simply outmatched despite the presense of lebron james

i believe he will win a few titles before he retires but it's simply not his time yet

much props to him and the cavs for even making it to the finals though

respect!

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Thursday, June 14, 2007

boy or girl?


boy or girl?

with the wifey pregnant, we are constantly asked the following...

"is it a boy or a girl?"

then usually followed by...

"do you want a boy or a girl?"

to the former question, we don't know the baby's gender yet (but we should find out in a couple days as we are going for a check-up and ultrasound this saturday)

to the latter question, we want both but most importantly we want a healthy baby

yes, we plan to have more than one kid

i want 3, she wants 2...

we'll see

we want to have both a boy and a girl in the mix

ultimately though, when we are all said and done...

we hope that there's definitely a boy in the mix

we'll see

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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

chinese birth calendar


a friend of mine sent me this a few days ago

the chinese birth calendar

here's what this is all about and how it works...

The Chinese have been credited with many great inventions not least the manufacture of paper and print, it is therefore no surprise that a discovery in Beijing uncovered the Chinese Birth Calendar also know as the "baby gender Chart". It is now located in China at the Beijing Institute of Science.

Not so long ago in China the preference of the babies gender played a crucial part in life, with many men and women having preference for the birth of a baby boy to that of a baby girl so this would seem to be a valid reason for having such a gender prediction chart which was probably used to plan the sex of the baby in advance.

While we cannot guarantee or even vouch for the accuracy of the predictions this chart makes, we have learned that it is extremely accurate. But you must also bear in mind that your child could be born earlier or later than the estimated 40 weeks.

To use the birth chart you will first need to know the month of conception then simply match this to the age of the mum to be and where the lines cross will show you the prediction of the sex of your baby. But remember to use this for fun only.

The Chinese Birth Calendar below, is a representation of the original chart that was discovered in Beijing, the capitol city of China. Although it is said to be very reliable we do ask you to use it as a fun way of forecasting the sex of you baby. There are better and more reliable methods, such as ultra sound scanning that can be done at your local maternity hospital or medical center.

The horizontal rows represent the month of conception and the vertical rows relate to age, by lining up the two rows you will get the result of the prediction for the baby. Pink is a girl and blue is a boy.

chinese birth calendar

this is kinda irrelevant but i'm chinese and i've never heard of this

according to this, we are having a baby boy

i know not to take this seriously

i know

it's all for fun...

and it has been fun guessing our baby's gender

we've played and studied the ultrasound video so many times in slow motion

can't help it

we are just so anxious

does this chinese birth calendar work?

we'll find out soon

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Friday, June 08, 2007

onion


for wifey's birthday, we went to onion

decent decor and pretty good food

place was kinda small so the noise level was a bit too high for my liking

despite the good food, i was still a bit disappointed

i guess my expectations were too high since i had heard so many people rave about the food there

don't get me wrong

i did enjoy the food there

really, i liked it

it was good, just not as good as i thought it would be

still, we had a good time

wifey enjoyed herself

that's all that matters to me

onio cafe

onio cafe

onio cafe

onio cafe

onio cafe

onio cafe

onio cafe

onio cafe

onio cafe

onio cafe

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Tuesday, June 05, 2007

happy birthday to the wifey


to my dearest wife

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!



love always,
andres

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Sunday, June 03, 2007

a rich gift


a gift from our good friend rich

a rich gift
"daddy" & "mommy" cups

rich, thank you very much!

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Saturday, June 02, 2007

don't pop it..... please


since i'm venting and ranting, i might as well get this out of my chest too

i've always hated it and walking around the shopping mall earlier tonight i was reminded of it again

i'm talking about folks walking around in polo shirts with the collars popped

just like this...

pop ya collar

are you supposed to look rich? sophisticated? posh? trendy? high fashion?

please, you look dumb and annoying

"pop ya collar"?

no, unpop that collar

please

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