Saturday, May 31, 2008

Damn House

Damn you, House, it should have been you, not Amber.

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Friday, May 30, 2008

When Penny got Punk'd

Sam and I love "The Big Bang Theory" -- can't wait for Season 2 to start, now that was a great development in the season finale, Episode 17, huh? The cat's alive!

Here's a video of Kaley Cuoco, who plays Penny, pre-"Big Bang," when she got Punk'd. Damn you, Ashton!

Kaley Cuoco gets Punk'd


Also, just learned that Kaley was the voice of Brandy in "Brandy & Mr. Whiskers," which Sam loved watching when she was younger. Here's a clip of one of the "Brandy & Mr. Whiskers" episodes.



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Thursday, May 29, 2008

'Kung Fu Panda' is coming

I'm really looking forward to seeing this movie. Luckily, I'll be seeing it before its theatrical run during the press and VIP screening. Anyway, grabbed this widget to share some panda goodness. Enjoy!




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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

That's not an elephant... it's a dinosaur!

Just a silly video of me and Sam goofing around a few weeks ago with her toy dinosaur :) Took the video with my Nokia N90.



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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The Sam Kisses game

Discovered Pictogame, a site that lets you customize free Flash games that you can then embed on your blog or social networking profile.

Created this Sam Kisses game using Sam's pic, and blogged about it for hackenslash.

Excuse the cutesy game heh :) hope you like it.



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Carousel

Here's a poem my wife Ellen wrote for our daughter Sam, who's six years old.

I added a photo of Sam on the carousel; it's a ritual almost every Sunday and any other day we go to Shangri-La Plaza mall.

Carousel

Be my baby a little longer
I hope you'll always want to go on the carousel
And name all the pretty horses
or ride in that moon-shaped chair

Stay as you are just a little longer
Paint butterflies
Choose everything in pink
Write stories of princesses who live in fairy-tale castles
Ruled by good kings and queens

Hold on to my hand a little while longer
when we walk outside
look up to me with your sweet little smile
and ask me the baby questions you like to ask
"why?" "how come?" "but why?"

All too soon
You'll grow up into a little lady
Beautiful, wise, independent

And I dread the day
when you'll no longer want
to ride the pretty little horses.

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The photo I added was taken a few years ago, and I suddenly realized that while I took pics of Sam on the carousel when she was younger, it's a routine I've somehow taken for granted.

But Ellen's poem and Sam's photo remind me that time flies by so fast, and that pretty soon, Sam will outgrow this ride. It's always been magical for us, because that carousel has been a part of her childhood from the time we moved here. She started out riding the swan when she was still small. I can't find a photo of her on the swan right now, but here's a photo taken in 2005.



Our children grow up so fast, and kids somehow seem to be in a hurry to become adults nowadays.

Let's not take the time we spend with them for granted.

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Sam hearts Shaun the Sheep

As you can see from the button ad (gaah, I meant button, not button ad, people might think the makers of "Shaun the Sheep" are paying me heh), Sam loves "Shaun the Sheep" :) My wife Ellen also loves the show, though I have to confess I haven't seen an episode. But I definitely want to now.

Here are some of the pics you can download from the "Shaun the Sheep" homepage and add to your own site.







And here are some video clips.







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Monday, May 26, 2008

Sam's face paint

Sam just got back from the last day of her art class -- and she's wearing face paint.

Check out this pic.




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Fresh start

It's been a long time since I last updated my old personal blog, so I figured it's better to have a fresh start and launch a new one.

I also thought it would be pretty neat to go back to Blogger, which was the platform that first got me hooked on blogging back in 2004. Call it sentimentality :) Plus I love most things Google, anyway, so why not give Blogger another try?

So here you have it, joey at play, where I'll be blogging about personal, mostly non-work-related stuff, though of course my interests still include tech and gaming.

I'd just like to believe that there's more to life than work, and so this space will be devoted to chronicling my adventures with my wife Ellen and our daughter Sam, who's now already six years old. It will be about our hopes and dreams; our family and friends; and all the silly things that bind us to each other and our loved ones.



I think personal blogging is about telling our life stories, and reminding ourselves of what's truly important.

Time to remind myself that everyday is a brand new day.

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