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( Jul. 6th, 2009 03:56 pm)
So the last time I posted was almost a month ago. Not much has gone on in terms of life changing things, but there have been some developments. I'll start with the business. The house touch ups are coming along. We have a contractor fixing stuff around the house and getting it to the standards we need to meet. We've purchased TVs and ordered Direct TV for the house, which I'll be using through my iPhone when it's installed and I get the Direct TV app. One of the neighbors suggested his pool guy to clean out pool, and it turns out he does an excellent job and at a good price. Our pool should be being cleaned as I type this. The TVs will be delivered on Wednesday and some of the furniture we purchased will be arriving as well. We're expecting to have everything ready for inspection by September, and things are finally coming together.

One thing I've gotten out of this whole experience is being able to talk to my dad's friends families (which coincidentally involves a lot of my godparents and their kids) about things because they all have or are starting similar businesses. Even though I already talk to them, having something else to talk about has been a blessing, especially with Ann. Aside from my dad's boss's (his boss in the Philippines) kids, I'm the oldest among the offspring, and most of the kids call me Kuya (big brother). I never really thought about that until recently, when I started talking to Ann about it. We're both attending a training class for DSP (Direct Service Personnel) for Home Care regulations and such, because our parents both have asked us to take an administrative role in facilities. We talked about it at the party for Ann's dad, and we both agreed that it would be good for both of us to attend the same class. She kept asking me to come because "I'd be bored in there without you Kuya. You have to come with me!" That statement kind of set things in motion in my head to really think about how many people look up to me. Not only those in that circle, but so many others. It's a bit intimidating and inspiring at the same time. I really do care about people, and my family and friends are always at the top of my list. But for some reason, I do find myself looking out for the girls more. Maybe it's because I don't have a sister, or that I know the guys can take care of themselves, but I have a special place in my heart for all the girls.

I haven't been to the VIctorville house in quite a while, and I probably won't until next week at the earliest either. I'll take some pictures to show how it's coming along.
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( Jun. 1st, 2009 05:32 pm)
So I've been handling the affairs of my parents while they're gone in Australia. I've been given power of attorney by my mom so I can legally sign anything for her. I've signed papers for another house which they intend to rent out. I've also been visiting the Victorville house quite frequently, so much that it's taken a huge chunk out of my money. I filled up the car four times last week, resulting in $80 of money spent just on fuel. If there were furnishings and internet service I wouldn't mind staying there, but as it is now, there's not much accommodations for me.

Aside from that, it's been great being able to spend time with Eun during the weekends. I personally made the decision not to go to the Victorville house on weekends unless I absolutely have to, so we've had some great time to ourselves. Unfortunately over the holiday weekend, I was attacked by a group of Korean guys who resented the fact that Eun was with a guy who wasn't Korean. I got a black eye out of it, but other than that I'm fine. The group was arrested by an officer who saw the whole thing. Luckily it was at a church carnival and there was a lot of police present. The arresting officer is actually someone I know, so it was as easy an experience as you can have I suppose.

I'm also considering opening up my own music blog. I've had the idea for quite a while and I'm playing with ideas on what I'd specifically write about in my head. I don't really want to be confined into one genre, because music is so widespread and reaching. Just one genre can't really begin to define what music can do for someone. We'll see where my mind takes me on this.
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