Friday, April 15, 2011

So This Is How it Feels

To win the lottery!!!

Ok I didn't, but it feels like it.  I don't even know how to act right now.  In shock. 

Thanks to everybody who joined forces and kept their fingers crossed.  

ah maa, ngo duk joh lah!
I did it! woooooooooooooooo

What next? plane tickets to ___, take family out, take family out, take friends out, take a time out (breathe) ,take friends out, take family out, rince rinse* repeat

*Note to self: Start reading and writing proper English again, you're going to need it. Fool.

Romance of a Long Night

This song is my favorite Chinese song of all time. Sung by Andy Lau 刘德华, called Romance of a Long Night 长夜多浪漫。 I finally decided to actually learn it, because I had no idea what he was singing about. I thought it was about a guy spending a great night connecting with his girl, but thats completely wrong haha. After a few hours of google translate, I found out the meaning of the song. It's about a guy that just got left by his girl, and he's coping with it. Telling himself that it's not the end of the world, he doesn't feel grief and he's happy for his newfound independence. And he's taking it all in by spending a quiet night by himself under the romantic stars. coolcool

I couldn't find any translations or pronunciations for this song on line, so this has got to be the first! I dedicate this translation and phonetic writeout to my two cousins Dyshlong and Dayfut. For their similar undying love for the movie Truant Heroes, from which we all first fell in love with this song. And! also to anyone that wants to learn some cantonese :)

Gu don dik yut mon don ying tzon lan
It's a lonely yet beautiful night

妳去了我 卻心不冷
Ley huy liu ngo cup sum but lang
You've left me, but my heart is not cold

陪著我走 總有心裡空間
Puy jerk ngo jow, jong yao sum lei hung gon
The thing that accompanies me, is the freedom (space) in my heart

這麼的一晚 自由懶慢
Je mo dik yut mon, jee yao lon mon
On this night, feeling independent and carefree

Ngoi huy liu ngo yi ging but won
Love has gone, but I'm fine (let go already)

寧願看星 怎會孤單
Ling yuen hon sing, jum wuy gu dan
Rather look at the stars, how can I be lonely (stars are keeping me company)
(1st time continue to A2)
(2nd time jump to B2)

Teen hong see ching lahng
The sky is clear and briskly cold

但我心 偏感覺溫暖
Don ngo sum been gum gok wun luen
But my heart feels a warmth

Yun moot lei moot yao shuen
There's no pain living without you

Moot yao gum gok ngoi yuen
Not feeling any sadness

Cherng ye doh long mon
In this long night, there's much romance (referring to the stars and his peace?)

Chong ya yao deem but guan
A little not used to it

喜歡 這心空間 仍是冷
Hei foon je sum hong gon, ying see lang
Enjoying this freedom (space) in my heart, even though it still feels cold

Cherng ye doh long mon
In this long night, there's much romance

Lei huy liu je yut mon
You've left this night

喜歡 這心空間
Hay foon je sum hong gan
Enjoying this freedom (space) in my heart
(1st time continue)
(2nd time go to last line C)

Sui yuen yi lay la gou ching
Who will want your old feelings?

Joy gao ngo sum jok gum
Of which would teach my heart to 'cocoon'
(Go to A1)

Jao buy see wun luen
This wine glass is warm

Joy ngo sum jow but doh je yuen
In my heart, I'm not finding sadness

Ming yut lei yu? joy fon
If you came back to me tomorrow

Mei wuy yun lei goy been
Won't mean I would change my heart for you
(Go to B1)

Yeet ngoi jeen lang
Warmth of our Love has become cold. 
(Repeat B1)

2-Peat Baby!

The NBA regular season has just wrapped up, which means this years Fantasy BBall is over and who's the champ? Yours Truly! Man it feels great to win it two years in a row.  This year was much more fun for sure because:

  1. It was way more engaging playing in a stacked 14 team league (54 vs 13 moves)
  2. I knew everybody in the league this year, which made for better smack talking, pride stealing
  3. Lastly, I get $crilla for winning :)
Now what am I gonna spend my free time on?  Yea.. seriously I spent way too much time on this damned game. But it's addicting man.  I didn't draft well, so I was scrounging for the best of the scraps all season.  Which was fun, especially when you find that hidden gem! But really, it doesn't do any good in the real world.  Whatevs.  I got my internet picture of a trophy to keep me warm at night
 What the F Yahoo, where's my '10 trophy??
Season Summary (warning fantasy nerd things ahead): 
Strategy: Just mad stats and researching.  Best time to find a gem?  Trades and injuries that give opportunities to the sleepers. 
Yahoo! Matt Buser Fantasy articles are solid. 

Rotoworld's Headlines are probably the most frequently updated on Player statuses
CBS Sports Fantasy Site: The Most Viewed tab shows the recent hottest players (most added, most dropped)
The Final Five: Out of 13 original draftees, only 5 remained:  Chauncey Billups, Tim Duncan, Kevin Durant, Mo Williams (??), Dorell Wright.
Best Draft Sleeper: Dorell Wright aka DWrightWay.  3's, rebounds, steals, assists, blocks he can do it all!
Mr. Reliable: Kevin Durant aka Durantulla aka Velvet Hoops of course.
Best Mid Season Pickup: Marcin Gortat aka Polish Hammer.  Damn he's gonna be hot next season. Great work ethic, consistent center.  72% FT's too
Late Season Stars: Jerryd Bayless and Jordan Crawford definitely beasted it for the last few weeks.  Couldn't have done it without them.
Pivotal Trade: JJ Hickson!  Thank you to Joey for taking Vince Carter off my hands for him.  I feel bad.  I definitely wouldn't have won without JJ getting enough boards to build Noahs Ark.
Notes for next season: Don't fall in love with a player (see Jamal Crawford, Roddy B, Shane Battier). and especially, Don't fall in love with an injured player (see Camby, Mo Williams, Yao Ming?!). 
Playoffs Recap:  
  • 1st round faced off with my buddy H, it was close till the end.  I panicked cus I lost Camby and Duncan.  But my team pulled through (Jordan Crawford)
  • 2nd round faced off with my buddy AL,  craaazy close. I won by 2 turnovers! If he had benched 1 or 2 players, he would have won. 
  • Finals faced off against a guy named More Poop On You.  Crazy close again.  I won by a few steals and like .008% FG (thats probably like 5-8 shots difference).  He was dealt a bad hand with Boston sitting three of his allstars twice in the last week.  
So this win was pretty lucky.  but I'll take it! Good game to everyone that played, especially those that played for money.  I hope there will be more in the pot next year! 

Please no Lockout, and go Warriors.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Girl Walks Into a Bar

Yesterday night, I had mad insomnia from thinking about my recent job interview.  I've been trying to temper my expectations so that I can keep my sanity through these 'couple weeks'.  When someone asks about it, my mind gets giddy again and goes bonkers!  Don't worry guys, I will definitely let ya'll know when I get the news :)

I was so energetic at 2AM that I decided to watch that free Youtube flick: Girl Walks Into a Bar.  I never really had any intention of watching it, but I am glad I did.  The trailer didn't give away much, and that's how I like it.  I watched the 10 clips version, and after every clip I wanted more.  Just like reading a book.

It was entertaining dialogue, good acting, but I couldn't get over how ravishing* the 39 year old lead actress Carla Gugina was!  Did I mention she was 39?  Ok, it was more of her 'tude that caught my attention, but you can't say she's not a looker.  Same with Rosario Dawson.  At first glance, I didn't think she was that pretty.  But the way she talks, oozing with charisma is what gets ya.

Check out her swagga freestyling with Youtuber Destorm:
(dont be intimidated by the 9 minutes, when you click play it'll jump to the right part)

Damn, I think I got a crush on Rosario Dawson

*I always hesitate when using 'ravishing' because it sounds like ravaging, and I've heard people use ravenous before haha.  So I googled it: (Sourced:

"Which brings us to “ravish": meaning to rape, or rob violently" Wait, what? did I use it wrong?

"To confuse matters, people began back in the fourteenth century to speak metaphorically of their souls being “ravished” by intense spiritual or esthetic experiences. Thus we speak of a “ravishing woman” (the term is rarely applied to men) today not because she literally rapes men who look at her but because her devastating beauty penetrates their hearts in an almost violent fashion." Haha, the bold part cracked me up.  But phewf, ravishing's the right word.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

New Low

Ladies and Gents, I've hit a new low.


Is what I saw on the scale today.  What the hell happened you ask?  Well most recently I ran into a terrible sickness that lasted over a week.  Remember my post about my red face?  It got worse, much worse.  My face continued to swell up, get redder as a rash spread to my upper torso.  I was then bed-ridden for the next 3 days.  It was my cousin's spring break, and I barely got to see them!  When my relatives saw me, they thought I was going to die.  So naturally, they wrote me up a bucket list :)

1.  Done
2.  pending
3.  I did once! but I swear that demon dog still hates me.  Makes me sad that it keeps barking at me, makes me miss Bear.
4.  Do it all the time
5.  that's a good one, I'll work on this one! who's with me:
6.  ...what?
7. hmm.. seems easy enough, but not fulfilling enough for a bucket list
8.  done
9.  yea.. i really should do that.  Maybe as a metaphor for life: get rid of garbage
10.  CMON TOPANGA, shawn hair flip, cory 'hair flip', "that farmhouse, there", Angela, the Wilson half face joke, Feeny... that's 7, help me finish guys?

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Fantasy Woes

The playoffs have begun! To the winner go the spoils ($50 to 1st, $10 to 2nd)

Here are the regular season results:

$10 dollars each from these guys:
1. Dylan
2. Me
3. Drew
7. Hen
8. Joey
11. Dayfut

I somehow scratched and clawed my way to 2nd place!  I drafted horribly this time, employing a lot of old dudes on their last leg.  So out of the 13 guys I drafted, I now only have 5 originals. 

In the past two days, I lost two of my Rebound/Blocks workhorses to sprained ankles. Such bad luck.

Marcus Camby 

Tim Duncan

And I'm facing my buddy The Big Hens for the first week.  He's on a huge upswing so it's over for me! All that regular season work culminating to my team unraveling during the playoffs.  C'mon basketball gods

Mystery Rash and Self Diagnoses

I woke up with this:

It's like Asian glow or sunburn, but I aint been drinkin and there aint been no sun

It's probably not as apparent, but it feels like my whole face got sunburnt and I have no clear idea why!

It all started last night, when I was hanging out eating peanuts.  I felt behind my ear was kinda dry, scaly.  But I was like meh, it must be the heater or something.  Before I went to bed, I looked in the mirror and noticed my face was kind of bumpy.

I thought, "Hmm. I must be getting older now".. "I guess this is's all downhill from here"..."Oh well, I had a good run" 

I was excited to go to sleep, because I was sick for the past few days and I swear in the morning I'd be 100% again!

But then I woke up feeling groggy as hell, must have not had enough sleep.  Showered, and when I was drying myself off, my face was burning!  I look at the mirror and my face was dry, swollen, and rashy. "damn boyy you ashy!"  How did this happen?

You ever self-diagnose online?

1.  Vitamin C Overdose:  First thing that popped in my mind.  I've been taking EmergenC twice a day to fight this sorethroat/cold for about 3 days now.  Googly-goo showed me this:  "Some test subjects even developed a skin rash in reaction to the high dose of vitamin C."  That may be it!

2. Ancient Age Bourbon dehydration:  I was being silly, and took many shots of the wonderful $9.99 whiskey on Saturday night.  I was feeling better, so I decided to celebrate with the cousins and go all out that night.  It was well worth it though.  I found out 2 things about Portland.  Portland emo girls will smile and reply Good Evening, when you greet Good Evening as you drunkenly pass by them.  Portland girls love to bring their moms to clubs (or vice versa).  Pretty annoying to be C-blocked by someones mom.. Cmon!

3. Peanuts Sodium Imbalance/Allergy:  Cousin is pretty adamant about this one, because he saw me feverishly going through a bag of very flavorful (and salty.. and therefore addictive) peanuts.  Plus: recent news about frat kid seizures from drinking a bottle of soy sauce (bloop).  I'll take face rash over seizures any day. 

4.  Heater drying out my skin: Past few days, I didnt realize my thermostat was auto-setting itself to 62.  So I've been sleeping in the cold.  Once I've set it to a toasty 70, tomato face happens. 

5. Favorite Asian excuse.  My aunt and uncle say it's YEET HAY (热气) of course.  Chinese version of dehydration.  Except, they were damned sure that beer cures YEET HAY.  I knew it'd make it worse, but I humored them and had some beer with them during dinner.  Guess what.. my face swells up even more!

6.  Too much hydration? Heh I usually don't drink water throughout the day, and I've been drinking ALOT of water recently on my standards.  Maybe... just MAYBE my body has adapted to live in the desert, and this H2O overload has shocked my system.  Yeah! that must be it.

So I'm going to stop taking vitamin C, drink a little water, and hope I dont wake up looking like this

Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Six Armed Blog and Legend of Evil Flav

Hey readers, I've joined a joint blog recently called "The Six Armed Blog"

I have no idea what direction this blog is taking, but I submitted a short story that inspired the title of the blog.  haha it actually started when someone asked me to tell him a bedtime story.

Here's an excerpt:
"There was once a strange little boy from a distant town called Erie.  Oh, it was a simple town with normal families, normal festivities, and a normal lumber mill that everyone worked at.  But this boy was strange, he was different.  He was quite a bit taller than the other kids, his shoulders were a little bit lopsided, and he never smiled.  The kids teased him, adults looked the other way.  It was a gloomy life for him in the town of Erie. Thus, he never smiled.

And also.... he had SIX ARMS."

Click here to read the rest! thanks

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Covert Letter

 This pic's dedicated to my fellow bloggers: Cora and Thunderlips
So I was looking up job postings today, and I noticed that there was this swell feller next to me with a red beanie.  I asked him is name: "Caz with a Z", he said.  He looked like an educated soul, so I asked if he would write my cover letter for me:

Dear Hiring Manager,

From the time of my birth some twenty-four years ago, it has been a dream built into the very code of my deoxyribonucleic acid to become an NX CAM Engineer.  As I grew from ovum to fetus and on to the natural breathing world, one thought emerged as a domineering guide in my future fate: "Be the best NX CAM Engineer in the world."  My parents, each Chinese rice farmers, instilled in me the necessary themes of our ancient ancestry: the Ninja arts of the Samurai, which read that one must be self-disciplined, stoic and great at NX CAM Engineering.  I have, in every breath and step I have taken in this life, lived to make true on the promise I made my dying mother as I fled my homeland.  As the cancer from the toxic sewage that Wal-Mart had dumped in our paddy-field ate away at her brain from the inside out, I told her, "I move America.  Become big star.  Make much money.  Bang hot America girl.  And I will become the greatest NX CAM Engineer that the world has ever seen before!"  My English has since improved, but my motivations and my desires have remained as steadfast as the migrant workers on whose backs the Chinese economy today grows.

Thank you for your consideration,

Lick McWick

The goal is to stand out right? I hope I get it!  Thanks Caz with a Z 

Railed in the Tunnel like a 400ft Train!

Hey everyone this is Chun Lick's co-contributor to WickyPedia, DillON. So I went to an interview today for the first time after job hunting exhaustively for the past month and a half. I'm excited as hell, and I'm literally ready to suck dick for a job. And when I get there I get a quick 5 minute one on one interview and then the dude goes oh hey, are you okay with a group interview that'll go for about 30 minutes. I think sure I need this job I need the money I'm two steps away from learning how to grow cocaine so I could finally buy a new razor blade for my 4 year old razor.

We get into a room and there are 7 other people in this group interview and I'm thinking Ahh shit this is going to be a ride. The first part was that everyone had to take turns answering questions and second people were almost answering the same way as the previous person, so similiar that it sounded like this.

"Oh yeah I use to be uber involved in student council, Fuck Ya!"
"Oh yeah I held the treasury position for student council, Yippee"

I tried to sit through it because I wanted a job but in the end it was too annoying, we had that one person who would talk to much, the few guys who probably applied for the wrong job and than the overdressed schmuck who probably thought he was over-qualified for the position, ME.

All in all I couldn't sit through the whole thing and got up during the middle of the group interview.

That's life for you.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Interview Scare


12:20PM bi-bi-bi-beeep BI-BI-BI-BEEP: Holy shit, I was supposed to wake up early for my interview.  Good thing it's at 2, I can still make it.

1:10PM: Check the mirror to make sure I'm baller.  Damn my dress shoes are still in my car, so I go to my trunk and change shoes.  *SLAM* FUUUUUUUUUCK, out of rushing I lock my keys in the trunk.  Spares are in the house, and no one is home.  I'm panicking as all hell but at least I look good. 

Damn I rarely lock my keys in, and this has got to be the worst time.  It takes almost half an hour to get DT and im screwd.  I almost call my friend who got me the interview to reschedule.  Good thing my mom was having Dim Sum near by.  Good thing she knows how to drive like a Taxi driver.  Where would I be without my mama? She's awesome. 

I arrive at 1:57pm, adrenaline pumping, which is horrible for an interview.  I imagine rambling on tangents while the interviewere nods his head with frowed brows.
But it turns out, my friend was accompanying me on this interview, and we're all going to Ctown to get some Zhongs during the interview.  Chillest interview ever!  I end up talking with the guy for two hours, so I think I have a good chance.  Thanks to my buddy "Arnold Kworscheneggar"

Wish me luck guys.

Snowboarding and Terje

Sitting in a library, I get a text to update this thang.  This'll be a good change from writing cover letters all day.  To my readers: "Thank you for your time and consideration, I hope to speak with you soon."

It's been sick living in Portland being only 1.5 hours away from the slopes.  I feel like going every weekend, and this $99 season night pass is letting me do it.  If only I had the money for snow tires.  And if only gas prices hadn't hit 4 bucks. 

I'm working on my speed now and going down steeper slopes, but it's hard when you got the fear!  The last time I went, I caught an edge going so fast I swear I flipped over twice.  But good thing I haven't been doing the "split the sphincter" fall lately.  That is an ungodly hell of pain that can't be explained.  Anyways, to psyche myself up for my snow trips, I've been watching Terje Haakonsen ChuckJesusNorris abusing (sexually) the steepest snow slopes I've seen a human ever attempt.

Sadly, the video is so epic I can't embed it:

The dude is a legend, I don't know of anybody with bigger, brasser, bronzer, balls than he does.  The first part is nearly freefall!  and on the rest of the face of the mountain, he's just chillin, doin jumps like it's nothing.  Just watch the video.

Sunday, January 16, 2011


Wow the last time I blogged was in October, which was also about the last time I worked out.  Yesterday I finally went to the gym, and today I'm blogging again! Wooohoo!  What a two month funk, I'm gonna chalk this one up to winter hibernation.

Don't you love it when you're expectations get blown away?  Yesterday I went to go see Skrillex and the Roseland and my mind was blown.  It was so fun raging to dubstep, my buddies going to Wobbleland are in for an epic night. 

I was skeptical at first about this event, cus it was all ages, small venue, and Skrillex only had a 1 hour set at the end.  I wasn't sure how big dubstep was in Portland, but the place was packed! 

DJ Craze was so good, he's a 5 time DJ World Champion and he's ridiculously versatile.  He played everything: hip hop, OG rap, dub step, DnB, house, and his specialty Miami bass.  True master at the turntables man.  I'm so glad I got to see this guy, I didn't even know who he was.  He definitely made up for the fact that they only had 1 hour sets. 

Skrillex was a blast.  The day before, I just stayed up till 5am blasting his music.  It just makes it so much better when you know the songs for the event.  He started off with "Rock N' Roll" and it was mayhem from then on.   The cool part was it was his birthday! 
The "Little Gremlin" as Deadmau5 calls him haha

10 minutes left, they bring out a cake with 20 something candles, and we all sing happy birthday to him.  He holds a balloon over it and it pops, blowing out all the candles.  Over the mic: "Portland you guys are awesome! I'm gonna play a song that nobody's heard before!!"  *YAHH!!* Over the mic: "and heres the drop!" BoOM WOOBWOBWOB.  Skrillex grabs the cake, and tosses it into the crowd.  People go apeshit.  He steps up to the edge of the stage and dives into the crowd.

4 minutes left, he ends with his remix of La Roux - In For the Kill.  I can't believe this ends at 1am lameee.  We chant "1 more song!". They promoter gets him to come out, but they already cut the power and everything.  That just made us chant harder.  The mic comes on again :"sorry guys, they cut my controls, I can't do anything. the cops are waiting outside".  But Skrillex aka Sonny Moore was a leadsinger for his Screamo band so he just belts out over the mic "HEY SEXY LADAYY"  crowd goes wild, the controls kick back in, and his remix of Hey Sexy Lady drops with perfect timing.  Ahhh it was crazy.  My neck hurts from headbanging now haha.

iSquare - Hey Sexy Lady (Skrillex rmx)

La Roux - In For the Kill (Skrillex rmx)