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#DINK [Sep. 16th, 2016|10:44 pm]
Roger

Omg kids are annoying....they ruin everything....

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(no subject) [Apr. 18th, 2015|02:40 pm]
Roger

This is sooo going to turn into Brett 2.0...

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Mandatory drunken post [Apr. 5th, 2015|02:12 am]
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As i get older, and less wiser... There is one constant... Loyalty was and continues to be the most important value trait in my life

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(no subject) [Jan. 16th, 2015|04:55 pm]
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If you want to catch a fish, you need to be a fisherman. I have little respect for people who complain they are single or always bored, yet they choose to spend every day doing nothing and staying in. You need to put yourself out there....

Also, I'm in a mofo bad mood for some reason.. My motto for the day is "don't poke the bear"


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Xmas 2014 [Dec. 24th, 2014|10:42 pm]
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Pre Xmas events were fun.. Fondue, festivus, kravemas ... But not going to lie .. Xmas sucks this year.


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(no subject) [Apr. 16th, 2010|05:36 pm]
Roger
[Current Location |Philippines, Manila]
[mood |ecstaticecstatic]

Is it next week yet?? :)
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First weekend in Manilla [Feb. 8th, 2010|09:22 am]
Roger
[Current Location |Manila]
[mood |accomplished]

So ive managed to survive my first weekend in Manila....Friday after work I met up with my boss for some beers then on Saturday I did a little bit of exploring around the hotel..checked out the Podium, St Francis Square and SM Mega Mall which are 3 major malls all beside eachother. And they are HUGE. My food worries from India certainly dont apply here, even the suitcase of food i brought was mostly for none as they have pretty much everything in the grocery stores that you would find at home for about the same price if not less. The restaurants are also pretty amazing. Even Wendy's!!! Although the Subway veggies were a bit in question... They also have a huge multiplex showing somewhat recent films, and its only $3.50

Saturday we went out for some work party (I think this drinking thing will be a regular occurrence out here!) and then on Sunday i checked out Greenhill's, which is a bargaining type market. I found it much more clean and organized compared to some of the one's in India. Ive already started a collection of knick-knacks, masks and other souvenirs. Its nice to have something very different compared to the usual stuff i had gotten in India. I even hit the gym..I just wanted to go down to weigh myself and when i was looking around at the equipment i was super impressed, maybe it'll be a regular occurrence? one can only hope...

A few months ago Matt had downloaded most of the older Big Brother seasons. Since I had only started watching it at Season 8, he thought id be a good idea. I started Big Brother 3 on Friday and on Sunday i watched like 10 episodes..great time killer..its been neat watching how the game has "progressed"

Missed the Superbowl on Sunday..didnt care for who played, but more for the social aspect...otherwise on this trip ill also be missing Valentine's (Which we dont always do so much for), St Patty's and Easter....but at least when im home Matt should be done exams and itll be a nice break of doing nothing! (Although we do have 24 and Survivor to watch lined up)..
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Manila! [Feb. 3rd, 2010|05:03 pm]
Roger
[Current Location |Manila]
[mood |calmcalm]

So im sitting in my hotel room in Manila, pretty happy to be here..escaping the old Canadian winter.

Im super excited to be here, when we first opened the site in 2007, I was asked to go, but declined as I wanted to finish my program at Ottawa U. Then when I found out i wasnt going to go back to India in mid-December, I was asked what my preference was, and I put Manila as #1, but then in early January it looked like that wasn't going to happen. It all happened quite fast, I was offered the Manilla role on Jan 20 and now im here. The flight was long, Philippines Airlines is kinda sketchy, but better than flying through Detroit and dealing with American customs, etc.

So far so good, it's alot less crowded and polluted than Delhi and reminds me of Hong Kong. Anyone that i know who's done both Manila and India has said Manila is hands down much better. The hotel is fantastic, its a suite-room so i have a sectioned off bedroom and a kitchen. Its about +30 now, but since im along the Ocean, its quite humid. Unlike India there's no food issues, they actually love red meat so plenty of beef and pork to go around...

It'll be a much different trip this time, unlike India where i was all alone, there's 6 other Bell folks here, including my boss. I brought alot of TV/Movies/DS games to keep me busy though. Speaking of boss, met my new boss last night..I still don't remember coming back to my own room and when I went back in the morning to get my shoes she said "We have alot of Diet Coke left, but very little Rum..guess that's a good sign?"

Im actually excited about the possibilities of travel from here. Manila is a short/cheap flight to many other areas in South Asia that interest me (Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, etc) So i think some travelling is in order. Plus Manila itself has alot to offer, beaches, volcanoes and diving seem to be the top 3. I'll hold off on some of those until Matt comes in either June or August.


I do miss home already though, Im happy i got to stay home a month longer than I thought i would, i got to see everyone, played alot of PS3 and board games that I missed out on over the fall. But im back April 22, that's just 78 days away, Matt should be done his exams and the weather will be a bit more pleasant...

See ya'll in April :)
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(no subject) [Dec. 5th, 2009|08:30 am]
Roger
[mood |anxiousanxious]

Why cant it be next weekend already?
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Nepal [Nov. 22nd, 2009|06:42 pm]
Roger
[Current Location |Nepal, Kathmandu]
[mood |cheerfulcheerful]

So im in Nepal...its very cool to be in a different country, i had already went up north last weekend, but i wanted to experience another country. I find Nepal to be similar to India, but it has a "Tibet" feel to it. Its a bit cooler than Delhi, but smells more polluted.

Im really just getting a sample of what it has to offer though..there's ALOT of tourists here, but Nepal is really known for their trekking, most of which are at least 2-3 days, and alot of them are like 10-15 days. I decided just to use the first two days to explore Kathmandu and then tomorrow im taking a side trip to see something different.

It's weird travelling alone, and im sure id appreciate the experience alot more had if i was here longer and I had someone to do stuff with, but ill take what I can get it and treat it as a "Sample". The shopping is really good (I dont feel as ripped off as India). Im taking a day trip tomorrow just so i can say i did something outside Kathmandu. The accomadations are very different, never stayed in a guesthouse before, using a shared bathroom??? Well I guess there's a first for everything.

Missing home...
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