Goooooold!

Meet Udomporn Polsak, the first Thai woman to ever won a gold medal for, of all the sports that are unpopular among Thai women, weightlifting. Weighing in at 53 kg (117 lbs.), Udomporn lifted the total of 222.5 kg (491 lbs.) to win the gold. Read about her, and our national, triumph in this report from Yahoo! toward the end of the article. I actually cried when I saw her picture of her in a Thai online newspaper. I’m so goddamn proud! And again, I fucking hate NBC fol the time delay coverage....
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Olympics Nut

Yet another culture shock. When I was growing up, Olympics is a very big deal. The whole country seems to stop to watch, to cheer on our own team–and even other countries’. 2004 Athens Olympics in the U.S.? *cricket chirps* Yeah. Nobody around me is as excited about the games. Actually, nobody seems to care that much. Another reason to feel home sick. We used to stay up even during school nights to watch the broadcast of any major sports events. Sometimes Daddy would come wake us up when the games were on, and let us slept the rest of...
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Cruise with me baby

On additional, boy-crazy note: I watched E! Special presentation/interview with Tom Cruise during my cold medicine haze. After all these years, after Brad Pitt and many other hunks, Tom still does it for me. His smile still quivers my heart and buckles my knees. Tom was the first celebrity I had a mad crush on. Top Gun did it. And it was all about Tom all the time sometime in 6th grade. I think that may be where I developed affinity for white boys. Well, actually that would split between Tom Cruise and Fabian, the boy from Germany I met...
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Twitch

In Thailand, there’s one of those superstition things that says that: twitchy left eye means good things are coming, and, of course, twitchy right eye means bad things are coming. My left upper eyelid has been twitching for over a week now. If that was real, I should’ve won the lottery, got discovered in a mall or by someone who heard my musical “talent” seeping from my apartment, escaped from the topic mentioned in “Grrr”, or at least found a $100 bill. Make that a $20 even. No. $1. Not a single good news. And I have the cold. Again....
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The Village

Brandon and I went to see “The Village” on Sunday. I figured out the twist before it was revealed. I’m so damn proud! And not to spoil it for those who hasn’t seen the movie, you can email me to ask when I figured it out. There are moments where Lucius would come for Ivy, taking her hand and lead her to safety without even saying a word, and she knew it was him. Suddenly, Joaquin Phoenix was just hot. Chivalry. True love. Quiet passion. That’s pretty hot....
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The Return of Thomas

My friend Tom from work has just returned from a 6-month world tour. He’s back in the U.S., now crashing with his mom in Philly. He’s off to graduate school at George Washington University in Washington D.C. in a couple of weeks. On Friday, Tom called me and Terence, the other writer and friend, at work. That was the best part of our day. I actually teared up. It was really nostalgic to hear Tom’s voice in the writer’s room…just like old times! Anyhoo. We’ve been keeping a “Thomas Guide” for Tom since he left the company and the country...
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