Archive for June, 2008

a few things

June 19, 2008

This is along overdue but, R.I.P. Tim Russert.  You will be miss

I miss traveling; even though they have not all been wonderful, some can’t even be consider remotely good.

Kobe is not Jordan.  I’m tired of comparison.  And though i’m just adding to the gluttony of the conversation, I still just want to make this clear.  The reason Jordan is Jordan, is also the reason why NO ONE will/can/should be consider as Jordan.  Kobe is Kobe.  Just like Magic is Magic.  Like Doctor J is Doctor J.  Lebron is Lebron.

And on the same note…the only reason people want to kick this dead horse is because the era of jordan and kobe was in our lifetime.  Imagine if Jack Nicklaus and Tiger were within a decade of each other.  Look at Federer and Sampras.  Think of Payton and Brady.  People will always compare, but when they do, they marginalize the achievement of the other.

i need to come up with a new design for my site.  no more cutesy kitsch graphic.  i want to go with something bold, abby, shinny.

tears for the lakers lost.  applauses to Rayray, KG, and Pirce, you guys deserve it.

i should watch “He Got Game” again.  Totally forgot what happens.

it’s late



June 9, 2008

I’m confused to why so many of my friends want the Lakers the lose the finals.

i have always like the Lakers, tho i dont have bumper stickers confessing my love for them spread across my car, or follow each and every game and know all the stats of every players, or even care to watch the news or highlight reels of them. i can say, by all measurable standards, they are my favorite team in the NBA and if possible, i want them to win every game they play. It’s quite obvious to see why i feel this way. i mean they are my home team, they have been since i can remember, my dad loved them, they’re a dynasty and who doesnt love winners.

but of course if you were raised somewhere else, our your family follows other team, or you have a favorite player elsewhere, i can see why the Lakers arent for you. However, my friends are none of these. like me, they were raised here, in southern california. They have been watching the Lakers since they were small and can remember the time they once rooted for them. But what happened? What made them into haters of their own home team? is it that they dislike kobe? sure his style and attitude can be repelling, but would you really root for some other team (to win the finals) simply because you dislike a certain player? do you not understand that every team in every generation will have that player you love to hate, but it should pale in comparison to the overall pride you should have for your team as a whole. Maybe its the fact that the other team has such a wonderful story and great players who deserve, after years of close calls, finally their chance to win the world companionship. OK. i see your point. i agree that they do deserve it. hell, if they did win, i’ll probably clap for them. But this doesnt change the fact that i am a lakers’ fan. and as mentioned…more so than any other team. hence, i WANT the lakers to win and not someone else.


June 14th

June 4, 2008

So I’m seriously thinking about joining the cause and doing something for a change with regards to The Co$. On June 14th, 2008, Anonymous will be holding another protest and damn if i dont want to get involve.

Years back when i first heard about the Co$ and its beliefs i didnt give it much thought. Sure it sounded stupid, but so does most of the religions out there. Even when stories of child abuse and political and corporate conspiracies were spreading, i just thought “Eh”. It wasn’t until i started working for a certain company that i started to see what makes them so evil.

You see, my boss at this particular company was a Scientologist. He has been for the past 20+ years. At fist i didnt think much about his encyclopedia of scientology books displayed permanently at his desk, or how he would spend (literally) hours a day trying to explain to me how the study of scientology made him a better person, and how it can make me one too. I listened intently, trying to give off the inkling of interest, after all, he was my boss. and after god knows how many hours i’ve wasted in his office, i can tell you 2 things i know for sure about scientology:

1) They repeat the hell out of their rhetoric that even though it’s false, they believe it to be true.

2) They see everyone else as “others,” and that they are the better of the two.

Sure these two things might just sound like the characteristics of a few of your friends, maybe it even sounds like you. But in the case of scientology, they made it into a religion. But unlike most other religions, you cannot question their teachings; in fact, there are no room for interpretations at all. Also, you have to pay for this religion. i mean c’mon, what religion do you know of that requires you to paid for being enlighten.