Holy hell, it’s been almost a whole year since I have written anything in this space. As an man of Asian descent, I have been trying to reconnect with my roots culturally as I have been dying to reconnect with culture. As a geek, I have been making a slow return to intellectually stimulating hobbies such as Magic The Gathering and Munchkin to get my brain exercising again. With phones, I grew bored of the iOS universe and found an eventual movement to Android because the inner gadget hacker in me craved a new challenge. This phase of my life has been a rebirth of sorts as a lot of these things were sadly repressed for a while. I will confess and say it feels great to be a geek again without harassment on being proud of my intellect. As a preface, this is a dedication to all of my close, dear, and most loyal friends. Continue reading Reconnecting to My Roots and Thanking My Dearest Friends
I’d like to personally thank my dear friend Jarret/c0nc3pt for the new respin on my site… I think it suits the site, [“Calm” for ZeroXR] is the name of the theme. My site has been overdue for a refresher and I personally love it. Again, I can’t even begin to say how thankful I am for Jarret taking some time out to help put a fresh new design for my blogging home…
For you people who are lazy, there’s also Facebook integration to boot!
So… Exams… What a beating. For some of you who are my friends and/or readers, you know that chemistry has been one subject I have flogged myself to death with for being a real bugger. I know at some points some of you all even observed me just being in pure panic, almost like the fear of having a razor blade about 1 millimeter from slashing my eyes. I have fought my battles and some… I did well in and at one point, I had an A in chemistry (after salvaging things) but that quickly put me back in the realm where my other peers were…
Friends, family, and my endearing fans of ZeroXR 13mg… I still remember last Friday driving at a blazing pace to set-up base at my official office at home to type out my plea for prayers and emotional assistance. The outcry generated from ZeroXR 13mg, Facebook and text messages was AMAZING! I then would proceed to Stage II of praying for a blessing, sacrificing something in tribute to the gods and demi-gods of Buddhism. Small things like an entire day of not eating meat or an entire day dedicating myself to ceaseless recital of Buddhist sutras and no stimulating entertainment, all to ask the gods to turn the karma machine on…
Well, you all poured your hearts in to praying to your gods… Be they Christian, Jewish, Islamic, Buddhist, Hindu, etc… They heard your prayers. I know Lord Buddha heard mine. Today was evidence of that.
It started with waking up to “dragon tears” tapping at my window at 7am in the morning. Some family of mine had recited a myth that gentle rains are usually the joyful weeping of heavenly dragons in the sky granting a pious soul a blessing. I even sacrificed styling my hair creatively as a sign of respect for asking my prayers to be granted, just to ensure things.
On my way to math class, I took an exam and aced it… Definitely a great sign!
In Chemistry, I found that my peers also had raised complaints against the teacher’s assistants delaying our exam by 15 minutes… so my professor basically said “I have your exams… You have 30 more minutes to complete your exam.” I bolted out of my seat like an agent trying to snag a dossier while deftly maneuvering others trying to make the most of my time. I managed to fight as hard as I could on the last 2 questions that I didn’t have time to do on Friday, which were worth 18 points. So knowing I did what I could, I knew that my maximum score could now be a little higher.
I would call my apartment at about 4:15pm and ask “What’s my verdict?” My agent would say “So far, things are looking in your favor. It’s being sent to the property managers so they can assess if the case is plausable to do that.” So on walking to my dorm… I just continued reciting prayers in my head. I would ask my friend David if he wanted to come down to the cafeteria with me. He would walk with me and right about 5:13pm, I would hear my phone playing my Korean pop tune ringtone. I didn’t recognize the number, but I picked up the call with due haste.
“Zero, It’s Angela* with Haven Grove Apartments*. I just wanted to give you the follow up call that your case was put before the property managers and on their overview of the case… You both were roommates in the apartment, but her not paying her portion of the bill was not justified by her. In light of this, we will split the bill right in half. You have paid a good portion so all you have left is $142 in dues. The rest will be sent to collections and they will make calls and send her letters in an effort to attempt collecting for her bill. We just need payment from you be it a money order or even a post dated check. After that, you will be absolved from your debts and her debt will be hers alone.”
* – Names changed for privacy reasons.
When I heard that news… I was elated. I had been waiting for the engines of karma to kick in and they finally did. I will say that I couldn’t have done it without you all… Hell, I even found that one of my friends was up since last night and until 6am this morning praying for me! This is proof for all of those that divine retribution works with prayer and for those who have wanted a wrong to finally become right… Karma works and so does prayer. This event is a true testament that “What comes around, goes around”. Loyal fans, friends, and family of mine… I am in your debt. I know that I owe the biggest debt to Lord Buddha for finally coming through with things.
Expect much happier and less stressed posts on ZeroXR 13mg soon..!
Last night was a night of fun and casual elegance… We had a grand time of conversing and dining and the best part being that it was with a few of my friends that I cared the most for. My friend Devon showed up and I had not seen him since almost 2001! That in itself was surprising as we reflected on amusing memories. My partner and her roommate also showed up for the event, so they were terrible amusing as well! With that being said… With Sol to the mix, we were just socializing and having a wicked fun time. We feasted on many items and relished in the taste of them as well as how much fun we’ve had in this life.
With back to school nigh, it was a final celebration of freedom before the educational grindstone. I am thankful for the few friends I have but even more thankful for the ones who could make it to my event. You all mean the most to me!
Birthdays! A joyous occasion to serve as a reminder of that special person’s entry into this world. While I’m still feeling the fuzzy, warm after-effect of being showered with gifts and praise, I’d like to take this time to thank each and every friend, family member, and even stranger that has remembered someone as insignificant as me. Even more thanks to those that have gone way out of their way and do everything possible to see me flash a smile. (Here it is, =D) I appreciate all the thoughtfulness and hope to spend many more days with you all. <3
I left ZeroXR 13mg with a post outlining a rather dire situation. As things were looking… they were not going to end well. That changed today. My friend David managed to finagel things so that we could attempt to try to salvage my predicament. The radiator, he picked up a stock unit from Gary out at Track Dog Racing for a fair price of $40. My deepest regards go to him for helping a student down on his luck. That sort of understanding is almost lost in the modern day era. This simple act of kindness from Gary has made me want to hopefully bring my business to his shop once my finances open up a little more so that I may be able to do my supercharger upgrade at some time. David managed to procure the new radiator fan for about $38 and the missing radiator hoses at $48, post tax comes to about $92. The last few water hoses and the fuel filter were the bitchy part, but once those locked in… we were good to go.
The test run and drive home yielded good results. Devil’s performance seems stabilized, even more so with the new radiator fan, obviously. Devil seems to behave in a more coherent manner now, which is important considering I am going to Texas A&M Commerce for school this fall. It’s good to see my machine in tip-top shape and once I can burn my gas tank down to the end and drop in some fuel cleaner… Maybe I might see my fuel efficiency increase.
Ultimately, I want to thank my friend David for helping me out with everything. It was troublesome, but to have a friend help you out when your funding has been tight means more than anything. I owe him big time for it, as a shop would have probably charged me a good $1,000 in labor easily considering how tight some of those hoses are.
Now… With Devil repaired, what does this mean for the office of ZeroXR 13mg?
I plan to hit the gym for sure and shift away from my home work outs. The home work outs were ok, but being around my parents while the recite depressing banter about me is not really an inspiring environment for important personal progress. Tomorrow, I’ll be returning to my push and pull schedule at the gym. I may try to push my limits higher. We’ll see. I’ll probably be doing my booster dose of creatine and carb stack with a finish of my whey protein shake for sure. Tomorrow for divinely great punishment… I will be doing push based exercises. Why? Cause I miss stacking weights on for squats!
I know I have been meaning to be less of a recluse… but with regard to my job falling apart on the inside, my family demanding more expedient repayment, and a few more automotive issues to be addressed… I may have to consider either a second job or do something to generate a good amount of money. I am playing with the idea of selling my PSP and DS… I love them both, but as things stand with my family for the most part… I may be parting ways with them. If anyone knows someone who could use a DS or PSP… let me know, least before I decide to randomly throw it up on Craigslist.
With retrospect to things… It’s close to 3 months when a chapter of my life that had cast an ugly hex on me finally came to a dead stop. It was a hard road full of memories I though were treasured, but when I analyzed them all and then looked at myself: I realized I was underestimating my own self. Of the 4 years worth of memories, there was only 1 year worth mentioning. The rest, I have forgotten and written in with brand new memories from my great and upstanding friends. You all deserve the highest honor for how well you all have supported me and kept me up beat. I lack the proper verbage and monetary flow to even express my gratitude, but to you all… I thank you dearly from my estatic heart.
So what’s been going on at the hallowed office of ZeroXR 13mg? Quite a bit actually! Russ and Yamcha had asked me to focus on good public relations due to the matter of my former associate essentially slandering and libeling my reputation in Dallas. So I have been trying to push myself to social gatherings for true fashionistas, original bohemian artists/photographers, geeks and intellectuals all around to immerse myself in good people and good vibrations. It has done well for my reputation as some of the supposed irreversible damage has finally began to shed off.
In light of the reputation talk… [Cue Announcement]
Rei who was runner up for my Bluetooth haiku contest will be receiving a Plantronics Explorer 350 courtesy of the “ZeroXR 13mg Looter’s Chest” and NewEgg. Newegg is where ZeroXR does his technology shopping online to snipe the deals and makes sure he gets a fair price on his goods. Let’s have a round of applause for Rei!
School is looming closer and closer with the passing of the days. I have my dormatory arrangements set-up and then the matter of financing my education being the final hindrance I need to seek resolution to. I basically have a short way to go before I may achieve my dreams of being a pharmacist, so I look forward with breaking new limits and setting the bars higher on my threshold for knowledge. The anticipation kills me as it’s like a showing me the gateway of power, but not giving me the keys to the kingdom. I look forward to possibly meeting new friends there and beginning the final steps on my career choice.
The site has been slowing down I know from my social tendencies to talk to others or even go to the bars just to drink and converse with good people. It’s been fun with my occasional quirky tangents, but I just haven’t had much of a budget for any new tech toys to test out. Conversely, that has lead me to enjoy some of my cheaper joys in life… like finishing my DS and PSP games which most are finally coming to happy conclusions! In addition to that, I have met a lot of new friends and building new relationships to build myself as sort of a ZeroXR remix rather than sadly dote on a past full of pain.
Lastly… I have been basically trying to relax when there’s downtime for ZeroXR 13mg or when friends bail on hanging out with me. Sol, my dear cousin, got me hopped up on World of Warcraft and I have been burning my time off there. Anyone who would like to venture around is more than welcome to contact me. Here’s my gamer data if you want to tag me:
Elune Server – Zeroxr – Human Mage (Primary)
Shadow Council Server – Luceferi – Human Paladin
Ravencrest – Elandranae – Night Elf Druid
Last night, I had met up Kwesta to talk about helping him launch his own personal domain and such. I actually failed to mention the highlight of the evening’s meet-up. For once, I actually spoke fashion with him as he had taken note that I was dressed to the times. This actually made me feel vindicated. I hang out with a good number of friends, but they aren’t typically up with the clothing styles and trends… (Disclaimer, I still love you all!) To hear his compliment made my day as I never got much verification if any that I was not dressing according to the times or if I was making actual fashion faux pas. I know that Kwesta himself is up to the times as he is affiliated with Global Fashion News and is always looking sharp himself… He can’t possibly be wrong!
There were a few people who seemed to hold their doubts about me ever possessing style… To them, I will leave this post with the best and most timeless phrase: “Told ya so.” 😉
Sol and I hung out this weekend… We pumped much iron at the gym as he wanted to see my regimen. We worked our sorry asses through the ringer. We also happened to chance by Fry’s Electronics to gaze at DVD’s, games and electronics… but on checking out… We saw something utmost sacriligious.
Wait for it…
If that ain’t a sign of the world caving in on itself like a shoddy house of broken dreams… I don’t know what is!
What’s supposed to be “funny”? My “pain” and “suffering” from torn muscle tissue!
Cousin Sol, my thanks for a fun weekend with much laughter and fun!