blast from the past

man, i am so out of touch with some people, it’s crazy! i just got in touch with an old, old high school friend of mine and she told me that she’s moved from oregon back to san jose. on top of that she’s married (which i knew) and has a 3 month old baby! woah! the times sure have changed. back in high school, she was definitely the last person i expected to have kids.

it’s pretty cool though to see how our lives have diverged and when we check in with each other’s lives we see how we have all grown.

makes me wonder sometimes what i’ve done with the last ten years of my life. hmmmm.


no volleyball today

there’s no volleyball today. it’s kind of sad. it’s a bye week this week so i don’t really have any plans for today. it’s sad though because this night is my night to just forget about things for a while and escape into another world for just a little bit. with that missing today, i think that i’m going to be forced to find something else to occupy my time. whatever shall i do? hmmmm.



i’m usually a big sucker for the storylines that play with the notion of one true love. i think that’s why i liked ally mcbeal, dawson’s creek, and friends so much. they just pull at the heartstrings when one is pursuing their one true love against insurmountable odds.

probably the biggest heartbreaks are when they can’t get their true love. ally never got billy and dawson never got joey. it looks like ross might get rachel, though. but i think i really enjoy those kinds of plots mostly because we’ve all been there before. we can all relate about pining over that one person, but not being able to do anything about it or not getting anywhere with it.

alias, though, doesn’t seem to be doing it for me. i wish that they played on the whole sydney/vaughn more instead of having her disappear all of a sudden. and now this whole love triangle just isn’t doing it for me. i don’t know why. maybe because there just doesn’t seem to be enough suffering or something.

but i’m glad that vaughn suspects lauren now. get her out of the picture, already, i’m bored with her.


the way you walk

i was talking to some friends the other day and one of them made a comment about someone who walked by. they said that they didn’t like the way that that person walked because they walked with an arrogant stride. it made me think…

what is it about someone’s gait that tells you something about them? can you really tell something by the way that they walk?

and then do people make judgements on others just based on the way they walk?


xbox fun

last night was a pretty interesting night for the xbox. earlier in the day, paul, leeya, nelson, cheng, and i were hanging out at paul’s place playing some super puzzle fighter on paul’s ps one. as we were playing, i started to wonder why we had to go to such great lengths to play such a classic game. dig up the old psx just to play a game…and then i thought that someone, somewhere must have made an emulator for the psx. it’s a relatively simple console, can’t be too hard to emulate, right?

then i looked around and got a little bit more ambitious. i’m still new to the whole xbox scene, so i did some research and found out that there is indeed a psx emulator for the xbox. that’s right, you can play psx games on the xbox!

there were a few hiccups, though. you have to make an image of the game and copy the image onto the hard drive. you can’t play straight off the CD. it also turns out that the cdrom drive on my computer doesn’t read psx games. one of my other computer’s cdrom drives did, though, so i made the image and brought it over to the xbox.

the [url=]psx emulator for the xbox[/url] is pretty cool and seems to work well. there’s only one game that i immediately wanted though and that was super puzzle fighter. the emulator works great, though there was a little hitch with it working.

i think the part that makes the emulator install a little bit of a hassle is the fact that it does not come with the playstation bios. what i think is kind of funny is that it appears to use the actual playstation bios to function. as a result, you have to find a copy of the psx bios on the net somewhere after you install the emulator on the xbox. aside from that, it appears as if i’ve got a fully functional psx on my xbox now.

and since i was in the nostalgic mood, i decided to install a nintendo emulator too. this was a much easier install, though the ROMs for it were a little harder to find. the only game that i really wanted to play was my childhood favorite, super dodge ball. mmmm.

back in middle school, i remember there was this one sleepover i went to at my friend sumit’s house. it was about a dozen guys or so and we had a HUGE super dodge ball tournament. we stayed up until the wee hours of the night playing until we got to the final championships. ahhhh, memories.