Much Needed Weekend Fun


Recap of last weekend! Yes we did get ramen at Shin-Sen-Gumi! We never try to miss out on their anniversary $3 ramen sale! As much as I wanted to, I did not become a glutton this time and opted to get my regular bowl of ramen along with three refills. Jess only got one refill but a couple of other add-ins like spicy miso and bamboo shoots. Here’s a shot of my ramen when it came out (no refills yet).



If I had to live off one food source for the rest of my life, it would have to be soup noodles. Beef and Chicken pho, different types of ramen, Chinese and Taiwanese beef noodle soup are just a few to name off the bat!

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to hang out with my Big who is finally back from Hong Kong nor my Twin, who I haven’t seen in about a couple of years. No worries, we’ll hang out soon! Especially since Big is back and Twin is graduating this year. My how time flies!

Oh, after two weeks of research, we finally went to Microcenter to take advantage of their sales on computer components to build Mr. De La Cruz his ultimate gaming computer. Built it later that night at Oceanside; after six hours of unwrapping, screwing, plugging, praying and installing, it was complete! Here are his specs:

  • Corsair Graphite Series 600T CC600TM Mid-Tower Gaming Case
  • Gigabyte GA-Z77xUD5h LGA 1155 Intel Z77 ATX Motherboard
  • Intel Core i5 3570k Ivy Bridge 3.4 GHZ LGA 1155 Processor
  • Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO Heatsink
  • Corsair CS750M 750W ATX12Vv2.3 SLI Ready Crossfire 80+ Bronze Certified Modular Active Power Supply
  • Samsung E 128GB SSD Pro-840 SATA3
  • 16GB (8×2) DDR3 1600 Ballistix DIMM Memory Module
  • Samsung 24x DVD-RW SATA Bare Drive
  • Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
  • MSI GTX670OC 2GB PCIE3 Graphic Card

Pretty dang good specs if I do say so myself. All in all, came out to about $1400 in parts before rebates. The case was amazing due to the space in the front for air flow and the back panel for cable management; much better than Jess’s Coolermaster Storm Scout. I think when it’s my turn to build, hopefully next year, I’m going to go with a Corsair case. Right now, I have my eyes on the 500R white edition but we’ll see!

And of course, no weekend is complete without spending some time with our baby, Kari! She actually turned one years old this week (Feb 21)!! Unfortunately, with Jess’s changing work schedule, we didn’t get to celebrate till tonight. Pics will be uploaded later but for now, here is Kari after we gave her a bath (pat on my back for coming out alive and with all ten fingers) and also laundered her bed and towels. She seems so smug and happy to have everything clean. A happy Shiba is a happy girlfriend is a happy man!



Lent 2013

Although I am not Catholic (yet), being with Jess, I still happily participate in Lent to see if I have the willpower to do so. This year, I’m giving up all drinks that are sold in tea shops including boba, rainbow jelly, milk tea, etc. Plus meat-less Fridays. 40 days. Let’s do this T____T

Stupid Stupid Stupid Stupid…

What a terrible week… Not only have I gotten in a heated debate with my supervisor but I’ve been screwing up on my chromosomes on the scopes. Badly. Steve would be smacking my head continuously if he found out. I just can’t seem to get any of the C groups right. It got as bad as having the supervisor to sit down and discuss major landmarks for most of the chromosomes with me. I know them. I just can’t… get it right this week.

Having to deal with some extremely loud and annoying people has not made this week any easier. Hearing them consistently chatter and gossip non-stop without taking a breath for 8.5 hours a day is really taxing…

Additionally, I found out my score from my first exam. What.The.Heck.Steven?!?! So many stupid mistakes. I can not fathom what was going on in my head when I was taking the test but so many easy points missed!! I could have had the highest score if I had actually taken the time to READ THE WORDS instead of looking at the first and last letter of each word and letting my brain fill the rest in. Parental does not equal Prenatal. Nor does Triploidy to Tetraploidy. arughhhh

I miss Nancy. Period. The new supervisor is trying new things and well, in my 1 year and 5 months of experience, it’s not going well. Getting talked to by him on how I rate my slides was no fun at all. I had to consistently defend my skills and grading scale even though his argument was completely biased. The one day I need my lead at work to back me up is the day he calls off. Lame.

Well at least Karma knew I was having a bad week. I got my Fairy Tail decal stickers in the mail today along with more new clothes from JC Penney (gift cards!!). Won ten untaxed dollars from a scratcher and possibly more tomorrow! One of my CLS co-worker even gave me a recognition award for my hard work for Ameripath and reagents. And I have my lovely two ladies to always be there for me no matter what ^.^

Just two more days… Gotta keep it together and not lash out or do anything I’ll regret…