Thursday, May 25, 2006

Sad News

sad news for the week.. was very disappointed. my mom won't be able to visit toronto this summer.

American Idol 5 Finale

Former Idol finalist jasmine trias and latoya london on the red carpet.

American Idol 5 Finale

with the number of big named artist that performed last night, including 'prince'... feels like watching the 'grammys'...

American Idol 5 Finale

Paris is such a drama queen...

Mary J "Diva"

last night's idol finale... she didn't look happy performing with finalist elliot yamin... what an attitude!

Friday, May 19, 2006

Run For Life

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this is from a good friend ken. he runs marathon as a hobby... he's a fine chef too! good work ken. im proud of you!


got this pics from my friend 'nonoy' who works as a doctor in the ME... isn't it better if he's riding the camel?

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Nasty Cat

the nastiest cat ever.. i don't even know his name but its owned by my co worker "D". this cat flirts and humps my friend's room mate and the worse part is.. he 'sprays' .. all over! i can't imagine what's with that bed sheet in the background pic. ewwww.... haha! but my friend got him spade last monday...

Friday, May 05, 2006

School Fork Incident Gets International Attention

Last updated May 5 2006 05:39 PM EDT
CBC News

Protesters display spoon and forks with protest messages as they picket the Canadian Embassy at the financial district of Makati city, east of Manila, Philippines, Friday, May 5, 2006 in indignation over the plight of a Filipino school boy in Montreal, Canada who was allegedly reprimanded repeatedly by school officials for eating with spoon and fork. The incident drew protests even from Philippine embassy officials with the protesters calling the treatment as 'tantamount to an affront to Filipino culture.' (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

A disciplinary incident at an elementary school on Montreal's West Island is making headlines in the Philippines.

Last month, a teacher in Roxboro reprimanded a Grade 2 boy for using a fork and spoon to eat his lunch, instead of a fork and knife. Luc Cagadoc, 7, is from the Philippines, and his mother argues that's the way people eat there. Philippine protesters picketed the Canadian Embassy in Manila Friday in support of the Filipino boy. About a dozen people held up placards that read, "Respect cultural diversity" and "We eat with spoons and are proud of it." Officials with École Lalande as well as the Commission Scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys say the teacher had a right to reprimand the student for fooling around.

The Commission Scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys, which operates the school where Cagadoc studies, sent a letter to his parents last month saying an April 12 "educational intervention" was "in no way aimed at the cultural practices of your community.School officials, for their part, contend the punishment – Cagadoc was separated from his classmates and made to eat alone – had to do with disruptive behaviour, not slovenly eating. It was very specifically linked to the way your son was ingesting his meal that day and in no way to the method or utensils used to bring his food to his mouth." According to family lawyer Fo Niemi, the executive director of the Center for Research Action on Race Relations, his mother was told by the school's principal during a telephone call that "this is not the way Canadians eat; you have to adapt to Quebec society." School officials also allegedly called Cagadoc's eating habits "disgusting."

More news articles from Asian Journal, Manila Standard Today, Sun Star Philippines.

33 Isabella

i almost puke this morning when i woke up seeing this on the news... i know horrible stories about apartment buildings but so far 33 isabella is the worst ive seen... hopefully you guys dont have the same horrible experience.

warning: this case maybe isolated and does not reflect condition of other apartments in the city.

pictures taken from the group website (click above link for more) :

A fellow resident took this picture on her way to work this morning (20060422). The right hand door, on her way out of the front door had BLOOD all over it. A great thing to get all over yourself on your way to work on a Saturday morning. "Elegant Downtown Living" indeed. Please continue to forward any pictures you've taken along to us.

This one even I wouldn't believe if there wasn't a picture to prove it. On a Friday night, a group of 3 crackheads literally camp out in the stairwell. They have a suitcase, copious amounts of junk food, bedding, and (lord only knows why)... a bottle of air-freshener fabreeze. I guess even they can't stand their own smell! They weren't too keen when I snapped a photo of them though, they all ducked for cover.

Another group of tenants from a few floors have apparently banded together to start patrolling the stairwells around their section of the building. Good to see people helping out each other. But, wait a minute, isn't the security of the building a task which the building is responsible for? Guess not!

Post-sex memories. Can you imagine walking in on this? Luckily, all that was left when I walked by was a used condom. Other places I've found used condoms include; my storage locker, on top of a fire alarm speaker in our hallway, and hanging from the ceiling of the elevator.

This picture was taken on 20060415, and submitted by a fellow tenant. Notice the use of her dirty old sneaker as a pillow. Sweet dreams.

This picture was taken on 20060415, and submitted by a fellow tenant. More things to trip over, when using the st

This picture was taken on 20060415, and submitted by a fellow tenant. More sharp, exposed glass, sitting in the stairwell waiting to be slipped on. This is apparently debris from making a crack pipe out of a glass container.

This picture was taken on 20060415, and submitted by a fellow tenant. Apparently she woke up mid morning to use the washroom. Thanks for doing it right in the middle of the stairwell!

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Spring Fever

photos courtesy of my cellphone..

head out yesterday to 'high park', located west side of toronto... enjoyed a nice, spring, sun shiny day with friends...

sakura blooming