Sunday, September 25, 2016

Greek Fest 2016

Well, I'm back.  The best thing that happened to me was the Greek Festival.  I finally discovered what was going on in that fancy funny shaped, bronze dome.  It was only $2 for admission!  The choice of food was great.  There was lamb, flounder, chicken, gyros, french fries, and even meat on the stick!  $8 for a sandwich!  $16 for lamb!  These were some hefty charges for food.  For the location, it's well worth it.  It's not cheap at all.  Even the beer was $5!  Good lord, this is not a place to be cheap.  Yes, they need that money to upkeep the beautiful church and community center that it is.  Relative to all the other places I've seen, this is one high maintenance environment.  It is very fancy with lush green and beautiful outdoor scenery.  Surprisingly, I only live about 10 minutes away down the hill!  How can such a great, well kept secret be hiding from me all this time!  

It was truly a beautiful spectacle.  The food is fresh.  The sky is blue.  The trees are green.  Everything is just placed so eloquently.  The people appear to be happy.  Volunteers and workers are more than happy to help and serve.  Music was in the air.  It was truly a great, steady production.  There didn't seem to be any serious issues or problems other than little kids not getting what they wanted from the parents.  People were genuinely happy to be there to chill, eat, dance, sing, face paint, listen, play music, or just do whatever.  

Beneath it all, it's "white people".  Well, the Greek people and its culture has been around since the dawn of time.  Hippocrates, Aristotle, Socrates, and all the ancient greats originated from Greek life way back in the day.  Essentially, a lot of Greek people are doctors or lawyers and most importantly have some serious cash hiding under their pillows at night.  I don't think going out with a Greek girl will go well with their father/family, unless you yourself are Greek or you have lots of gold to offer.  You must get involved in their community that's going on otherwise they'll never have the slightest idea who the hell you are.  Unless you are connected to them in some way, shape, or form through their school, work, or church it's pretty much hopeless.  If you really care, you'd invest time with, not just the girl, but their whole community.  Long story short, it's not easy.  If you just dive in for the girl, they'll know you're a creeper.  You have to play it smart and work  hard if you really want to win her over.  If you're anything like me, you'll just decided that everything is too hard and the best possible solution is to not give a crap and just have a good time with or without the girl. 

Well, next week starts my new work week.  We cannot change the fact that we all must work on Monday, but we can change our attitudes!  We can be positive about it!  We can be thankful that we have jobs!  We can be grateful that there are people who wish they had employment and pay like we do!  We can celebrate that we have made it so far into our careers!  It's about attitude!  Change your attitude!  Change your life!  Change how you look at things!  Girl or no girl, I will make my life that of a positive experience!    

Thank you for reading!  I hope to see you next time!



Sunday, September 4, 2016

Time for the Beach

Well, I finally made it to the beach.  Unfortunately, a hurricane was coming in at the very same time. With all the time I had the whole year, this was my only successful attempt at spending time at the beach.  The weather that day was a bit chilly and definitely windy.  Swimming wasn't even allowed at the time.  As for the water, it continues to maintain that greenish murky color.  It was far from a romantic outing as I went with my family.  As usual, everyone was at each other's throat hole and yelling in some way, shape, or form.  Yelling, complaining, or nagging seems to be the normal means of communication.  It wasn't the most pleasant of trips.  Women get old, and they start nagging like a rundown vacuum cleaner on its last breath.  What do you want me to tell you?  It's unfortunate, but it happens.  No, I don't want to be surrounded by negative people but that's what is in it for me when hanging out together with family.  Crazy Asian parents is a constant theme people talk about.  There are tons of books out there like "Tiger Mom".  Everything is just one big competition full of arguing and yelling for something ridiculously stupid like a trophy or award.  I'm sorry, but I just want to be myself and enjoy life.  So much hate, so much anger, so much history of saltiness behind the Asian culture.  Are Asians any much different than what happened to the Jews, Native Americans, blacks, and/or Hispanics?  Perhaps if we all had fulfilling peaceful histories of love and culture, we wouldn't be arguing and yelling at each other all the time?  Look, the next time I go to the beach, I want to go by myself.  There's no need for yelling.  There's no competition to kill each other.  

I just wanted to have fun on the beach.  I just wanted to spend time enjoying the beach.  Is this to much to ask?  No, crazy orientated Asian parents do not need to be around.  Can't we all just get along?  Nope, the shoe never seems to fit.  I know of no other such life.  People seem to be only good at one thing and that's being at each other's throat with a knife.  What is the solution to this negativity?  Well, the books have suggested the know how of scarcity.  Every time a parent is trying to hurl themselves on you, you simply tell them you have to go somewhere and have no time.  Your shorttime with them will be valued more.  As a result, they'll be a lot nicer.  If you continue to stay with an helicopter parent, they'll just grow to become more controlling and tyrannical.  The law of scarcity is a valuable tool to practice when face such adversary.  

Tomorrow is Labor Day, Happy Labor Day!  Well, guess what?  I'm scheduled to work.  Wow, I'm on duty from 10AM-10PM.  That sounds pretty messed up.  I hope the doctors aren't around.  I'm preying that they get off.  Seriously, do sick people take days off?  Do the elderly reverse the aging process?  Do they just let patients die?  Welcome to the American healthcare system where administering medical exams is just like ordering water that comes out of the tap.  THEY WANT BLOOD.  THEY WANT COLD, HARD CASH.  THEY DON'T CARE IF IT'S LABOR DAY.  Yes, the drive is just that strong.  These people will slit and cut open your throat for the paycheck.  It's their lifeblood on the line!  I look to the ancient wisdom of knowledge to help me.  I can't change the situation, but I can change my attitude.  Instead of looking at work like it's going to be Hell, I should be thankful for the opportunity to work and earn a living.  A lot of people are waiting outside the unemployment line.  A lot of people are waiting outside the welfare office.  Yes, there are real people who line up everyday early in the morning outside government handout buildings all the time.  Some of the waiting lines stretch out as far as football fields.  You just have to appreciate what you have.  

Thank you everyone for coming and reading my blog.  I don't have much in this world, but at least I have you.  Each and everyone of my readers is so important to me.  Without you, I don't know where I would be.  Until next time and keep reading!