People that have known me would have no doubt heard about my story with a stranger I named “Dentistry Tim”, who continues to misdirect his emails to me due to his inability to type in his proper emails.
Well, today, I got more emails that wasn’t subscribed by me:
Turns out Dentistry Tim is having a kid! (Or he’s buying clothes for his nephew / niece.) Congrats to him. That said, I’m a bit miffed I didn’t get some sort of baby shower invite.
I don’t know what overcame me, but a week ago Wednesday I decided to stop shaving. Being follicle-ly challenged (Yes, I just adverbed a noun. and used “adverb” as an adjective… this is a disaster), I’m only able to grow, what I’ve come to conclude, as an “not so dense” fu manchu (See photo above, I figured I’d look better beside someone who can actually grow a beard and not just a weird moustache).
So far, the reviews from my social peers have been mixed. Below are some of the comments I’ve heard this week:
“I like your dirty Asian moustache” – Adam.
“Let’s Give it another week and see how it goes” – My friend Erin at work, whom I think is just being polite.
“You look more Masculine / Manlier” – Connie, my hairstylist, and Theresa, another friend at work. I think they’re both just not the type to initiate confrontations.
“I Don’t Like It” – My friend Rob, who always tells it like it is, I think.
“Tim, I think you should shave” – My friend Steve, who is most likely right.
“Moustaches are for weirdos” – My friend Grace, she thinks I’m weird.
What do I think? I’m just trying something new and fun. If anything, the response I’ve received so far have been quite entertaining and amusing, and some of the best things in this world are free entertainment.
I received a Facebook message from my co-worker Tim around 1:00am in the morning this past Tuesday. The one and only word: Gold!!!!!
Pretty cool to know that the people I work with are so great at what they do that we’ve won the 2013 Stevie Award for Front-Line Customer Service Team of the Year. I’m so proud to go to work with these people who aspire me to be the best that I can be.
Yesterday I was invited by a friend of mine to attend a talk with CNN’s Don Lemon and Geraldine Moriba as part of TIFF’s “In Conversation” series.
I went in not knowing anything about it, but the talk ended up being quite a learning experience. It was a great reminder that everyone of us has the ability to make changes in our own community, and that it’s always important to engage in some level of civic duties, whether it be volunteering, or interacting with your government.
The talk was also a reminder of what a great city Toronto is. There were discussions of gun crime rates here compared to major cities in the United States, where the differences are in the hundreds of bodies. I was also particularly shocked to learn about the Rodney King Riot in 1992 Los Angeles, especially the looting of Korea Town. The multiculturalism and the diversity that we see in Toronto isn’t something that is present in other areas of the world, and it’s definitely something we should protect and cherish.
“Knowledge is power” they say, and I’ve been inspired to learn more about my own heritages after hearing others examine their own. I think some studies on Asian-Queer-Canadians would allow me to discover some interesting reads.
In the fall of 2012 I went to catch a late night movie with my friends Joseph and Michael. While waiting for them to arrive, I was stopped by the folks from Timeplay, they asked me to do a line for them.
For those that don’t know what timeplay is, it’s basically an interactive game that you can play with your smartphone before the movie start. There’s a whole lot of marketing strategies around that, which I won’t get into, but one of the game involves randome people (enter me) to act out a line from the movie, and the players will have to guess which movie the line was from.
I delivered the line so terribly I didn’t think it would ever make it onto the big screen, so it was a pleasant surprise when I got various messages from friends that they saw me in theaters. Makes me wonder if the other two lines I did will also make it onto the big screen sometime in the future.
Needless to say, it was weird (and a little bit embarrassing) seeing myself on screen. I can already see my acting coach telling me that “I’m showing too much” and to “just think it!”. That said, at the time, I think was just trying to be as ridiculous as possible. If anything, my line delivery got a short chuckle out of the guy that was sitting a row in front of me, so at least it was entertaining to some folks.