Monday, July 26, 2010

Ugh mom.

It's so frustrating talking to my mother. She's been talking about starting her own "beesiness" for almost two years and that's all she ever talks about at home. Her plan is that she'll get famous on her Asian blog where she writes about architecture/her life in America and attract some rich investors in China who will buy her design package. From what I can make of her logic, here's her plan: She claims that the houses in China sells for more than it's worth in US dollars, so she can export materials from US to China and build houses there while borrowing money from an investor. In her mind, everything sounds so foolproof, but the sad thing is, she doesn't know any bit of English and has no experience in handling business transactions in the US. Coming from someone who doesn't even know how to spell pizza I dont think she knows how big of a task this is. For the past two years she has done nothing but design two houses. She hasn't attracted any real investors yet but has been almost scammed two times and in the meantime she turned down two real job offers.... for what? to stay at home and fantasize about becoming a billionaire and brag about her awesome (non-existent) entrepreneur skills. Yesterday she got a private message from a so-called rich billionaire who wants to collaborate with her on a town-wide building project, now she's getting all hyped out again. I really hope that it is not a scam this time and it works out for her, but somehow I get the feeling that this is another one of those false alerts. Sometimes I wonder whether it's better to live in your own fantasized world like my mom and always thinking of plots to dig the easy way out while not realizing that there is no such way, or be completely aware of the day-to-day hardships you're dealing with but at least get a sense of reality. Maybe I should try adopting her philosophy and see how it works out.

Haven't been keeping up with metal news lately, but SHIT! Four new album releases! Thanks to Ryan for bringing me up to date

Album release dates: memo for self

Avenged Sevenfold- Nightmare-July 27th aka tomorrow???
Disturbed-Asylum- August 31
Stone Sour-Audio Secrecy-September 7th
All That Remains-For We Are Many - September??

And if you have some money to spare and want to contribute to the oil spill relief, feel free to take a visit to this site.


  1. Wow, now I see where you get your flustered-ness.
    Just kidding XP. But man, why did she apply to those two job offers if she wasn't going to take them to begin with?

    Also, only two houses? That doesn't seem like much =_=. Although if they're really thoroughly developed I guess it would be a reasonable amount of work for two years.

  2. flusteredness??? hahah thanks, yeah im a bit confused sometimes, only sometimes...
    she didn't apply, they're by referrals from the co-workers she used to work with, but yeah shes an idiot for not taking them. They're pretty big houses (like 3-stories-worth-2-million-big luxury houses). i guess she just decided to take it slow while staying at home and enjoying obama's unemployment benefits.