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C-c-c-combo Breaker!

October 26, 2009 5 comments

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Damn it, Mark, please take off the spam filter on your blog so I can comment without feeling dirty about how secretly delicious I think SPAM really is.

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Categories: Fun

Lately

October 25, 2009 2 comments

1) The Cub and I went for a walk up from Bateau Bay to Forresters Beach, roughly 4km through bush scrub with a view of the ocean nearly all the way around.  We were told there would be showers so we decided early on to forgo the rock climb along the ocean cliffs underneath Crackneck Lookout back to the car, but the sky roared and split open to unleash a storm of almost biblical proportions.  We found that a Navman-directed 700m walk turned into 1.2km along a highway to find a fish and chip shop in the middle of nowhere, and thanked the placement of a mammoth phone tower nearby for allowing us the chance to call a cab back to the car.  This 3 hour walk ended up being about 7 minutes drive back to the car.  😐

1.5)  WordPress isn’t letting me upload any pictures right now, sorry!

2)  Went to a mate’s 21st at Ichi Ban on Sussex Street in town and ended up watching hustlers play pool at James Squire Brewhouse, Darlinghurst.  I have photos but they’re saved onto the camera and not the memory card (I left it at home!) and I cannot, for the life of me, figure out how to get those photos onto my laptop.  Anyway.  There was a woman there, fiancee of The Cub’s best friend, who I cannot handle.  It’s hard to explain but she’s the sort of bird who grew up conditioned to marry her childhood sweetheart, pop out a few children, be seen rather than heard at all times, and be afraid of anything different to that.  She tries to talk her friends into doing the same thing, and is almost afraid to be alone with me.  A mutual friend told me that this bird didn’t like me because I was “the epitome of change,” whatever the hell that means.  At this point, I’m more okay with having her be afraid of me than make the excruciating effort to feign interest in a Stepford life.  Art easel name tags for the wedding?  Oh God, kill me… please, fucking kill me.

3) I’m going to play PS3 now.  Valkyria Chronicles.  I suck at camera angles, yo. 

So… that’s me for now.  How’re you doing?

Categories: Fun

Lobsterthumbs

October 11, 2009 5 comments

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I can’t even put into words how happy this makes me.

Categories: Fun

Closure

October 11, 2009 4 comments

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So I met my biological father, Gil, a couple Fridays ago.  I’ve yet to form a permanent opinion on things, but he’s a good guy and I think meeting him gave me far more closure than I ever expected to find.  Sorry it’s a bad photo, we weren’t really gearing up for a photo shoot or anything.

Major points of note: 

–  He gave me to his sister to adopt me so that I would have a chance at becoming an Australian citizen at such a young age, but he intended to come over and raise me himself after he’d saved enough to come over.  She cut off contact early and never gave notice when we’d visited the Philippines, so he never had a chance to pick up where he left off.

–  He didn’t know I’d run away from home until he got to Australia a couple weeks ago.  Apparently, I’d just suddenly soured and left.  😐

–  He stopped drinking when I said to him at 12 years old that I didn’t want to see him drink.  He had his first light beer with me since then on the night we met up. 

–  He brought me my favourite hat, one that I’d left him when I was 12 years old.  It was totally ugly, felt and mosaic in pattern.  I made him hide it again in his bumbag. 

–  He was proud of who I’d become and supports the life I have now. 

Luckily, I had the support of some nearest and dearest friends who knew when it was happening and rallied around me to keep the good times rolling so I didn’t drive myself insane with what-ifs or if it went pear-shaped. 

More on this later but, for now, I feel pretty great.

Categories: Personal