BT Files

» The random sampling of the mind of Brian Tang, on a semi-regular basis. New and improved since 2003!

Welcome to my blog, powered by Blogger. Although I've had a blog for nearly 3 years, I really didn't know what to say.

Nowadays, things have more busy, hectic, exciting, funny, happy, satifsying, sexy, and maybe just may be the most important time in my life. School's winding down, my career is shaping up, and the winds are blowing in my favour. However, that isn't to say that I don't feel the world's pressure on my shoulders; it just means that I'll be complaining less about it, and might just have something worth sharing with the world.

So look around if you dare, thanks for stopping by, and try not to feed the trolls. :)

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Monster chocolate "cup"cake

» Thursday, October 22, 2009 | 3:01 PM | by Intricated

Just finished a meeting-filled day, started with me presenting Excel training on PivotTables at an "intermediate" level (and a rather large chocolate "cupcake"; more like a mini-cake really). A lot of team/unit meetings as well, and I'm pretty drained. I might share some tibits of the training session (for kicks and giggles), assuming it's not breaking some sort confidentiality agreement. :p

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And we're back (sorta)

» Wednesday, October 21, 2009 | 12:57 AM | by Intricated

So I am not dead, nor sometimes do I feel like I'm alive. A lot has been going on, but one thing that brings me back is the sudden loss of my hosting account a couple days ago for uncertain reasons. In any case, I'm back now, and I took the opportunity to update some things around here (see the home page for some details as part of the site progress report). I've been Twittering, but I leave it to you, my loyal viewer(s), to figure out my handle there. Cheers!

Today's Music: White Water - The Unknown
Oh but lately we are so, restless to the bone / Killing time and living life we're shown / We have wasted the unknown, let's start living / Only to, only to make, that vision real again

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Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag...

» Sunday, August 06, 2006 | 6:16 PM | by Intricated

I knew it, I knew all of these things were going to happen. I just knew that good things cannot last, and I was a sucker to think that any of it would be forever:

But there's no use on dwelling on the past. What's done is done, and there's so much on the horizon to look forward to.

So I think I'll just Pack up my troubles in my old kit bag, and smile, smile, smile.

Today's Music: Gabriel & Dresden - Tracking Treasure Down
Cant stop I'm soaked tonight
Wanna find something I believe
Something I believe
Open up
Take me in
Makes no sense
Help me understand
Help me understand

Why do you tell me
Only things I want to hear
Why dont you tell me
This could just disappear

At the same time
You keep tracking treasure down

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Blogger Amy, on Monday, August 07, 2006 12:51:00 AM # 

3 games do not make an adequate sample size.

and i think next year is gonna suck.

National "I don't remember this song about flags" day

» Saturday, May 20, 2006 | 1:58 AM | by Intricated

Flag of Canada

So here I am, wasting away another Friday night, when I somehow find myself browsing the Canada article on Wikipedia, and suddenly was overcome with the phrase "Flag of Canada" in a musical manner.

A few seconds later, I was humming the tune to a song that learned back in my elementary school days at Rouge Valley P.S. most likely sung for choir. But I can't put together more than a few words together from it:

Wikipedia didn't help, nor did Google. Anyone know the song I think I remember?

Today's Music: Flag of Canada (duh)
[insert lyrics here]

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Blogger Amy, on Thursday, May 25, 2006 11:00:00 PM # 

someone's a blogging machine...
does "flag of canada, country that i love" sound right?

Too many blue birds, not enough imaginary ones

» Friday, May 19, 2006 | 10:18 PM | by Intricated

I still like this Blue Jays logo.

The last few nights, the Roger's Blue Jays of Toronto were playing on the west coast against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, meaning 10 PM ET starts. Despite having work in the morning, I couldn't help but stay up and watch the Jays take 2 of 3 from the Halos. Three rather interesting games that I'm glad I watched, although my co-workers couldn't tell at 9am the next day (I get kinda cynical when I'm half-asleep). I placed a $20 bet at the Imperial Palace back on my Vegas trip for the Jays to win the World Series, at 35-to-1 odds. And that's US dollars too! Factor in the recent exchange rate, my payout of $700 is probably down to around $660, but hell, I'll strongly consider paying that much for the Jays to go all the way. Then again, my cell phone, internet, and cable all are provided by Ted, so the way I see it, I already contribute to the Jays' success... yes, that's how I will justify spending the $99 on my new RAZR. :)

Today's Music: Toronto Blue Jays - Field of Dreams (1993 Champions)

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Blogger Amy, on Thursday, May 25, 2006 11:00:00 PM # 

is that logo old?

Throwing up isn't as fun as I remembered

» Sunday, May 07, 2006 | 9:03 PM | by Intricated

There I was, enjoying a nice Sunday dinner with the extended family, when all of a sudden I feel a sharp jab in the back of my throat. No, it wasn't some geeky cousin goofing around with his Transformer, turns out I just semi-swallowed a small bone from the steamed fish. I tried to swallow it right away; bad idea.

Had to excuse myself from table and went upstairs. The jabs just kept coming with every contraction in my throat. They weren't that painful, but like water torture, every drip had more of a pyshological impact on me. I just had to get it out of there. Tried to cough it out, then tried to swallow it, then cough, then swallow... basically didn't get anywhere fast. I briefly imagined how it would be going through the rest of my life with the bone stuck in my throat, and it caused my stomach to grumble; I was going to hurle.

A funny sensation it is, food and bodily acids going the wrong way on a usually one-way street that is my esophagus. Chunks of partially chewed and digested food staring back at me from the bathroom sink. Ugh. AND THE BONE STILL WAS LODGED IN MY THROAT.

Well after cleaning up that mess, I hit the internet, looking for some home remedy. Not surprisingly, drinking tons of water came up as the most suggested action, along with swallowing unchewed rice, and sucking on a lemon. Nothing worked.

So I went to bed, hoping that my heavy snoring would somehow have an effect. Fortunately, it did; the jabs happened less frequently. I gather that the bone was working it's way down. A day or two later, it's completely gone, except for 1-2 jabs if I swallow a lot of air at once. Probably just the scar left from the bone piercing my throat tissue, although I still fear that the damn fishbone is still there, just biding it's time, waiting for the perfect moment to strike...

I'll still eat fish; cannot deny myself the goodness of salmon, tuna, and even store-bought frozen fish sticks. But I won't be touching steamed fish for a while, at least until I need to feel awkward again.

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Blogger Amy, on Thursday, May 25, 2006 10:59:00 PM # 

it's not fish's fault u can't eat without hurting yourself. that being said, glad to hear u're doing better

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