Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The last week...

Well I've been a little scarce the last week. It's been very busy with stuff and events. While it doesn't look like it's going to get better at work, I have less commitments social-wise LOL. Funny how everything always happen at the same time, don't you think?

It all started last Wednesday. The hospital where I work organized a day to raise awareness for prostate cancer in honor of Father's Day. The event is organized in a shopping mall and we offer a full check-up for all the men that wants one. It's a great opportunity for those that haven't gone to the doctors for a while... We check their BP, get blood samples for PSA, cholesterol and testosterone, get urine samples and they even get to meet doctors. You guys know that I've been working with urine samples in my project right? Well my boss thought this was a perfect opportunity to collect some for our own project and that's why my lab was part of the event and we were stationned at the urine analysis station. We had just over 100 patients and were able to collect about 70 samples for our study... The problem is the samples had to be processed the same day... So my day started at 8am and finished at 10pm ^_^; We were actually lucky, because this year, the turn out was just so-so... due to the Fifa World Cup LOL. All the men were amassed in front of TVs during lunch hour. Seriously, I don't know what we would have done if we've gotten more samples.

The next day was a bit better. I was so exhausted, mainly because I had just started my periods. My back was really killing me ^_^; We got permission to start work late and leave early! That is really rare if you know my boss ;) It was a good thing as well, because my friends and I had tickets for Totem, the Cirque du Soleil new show. It's the same company that produces O (which I had the chance to see with Ames), Ka, etc. in Las Vegas. Totem consisted of a series of acrobatic acts and while it was not as impressive as O, it was still very enjoyable. It's truly amazing what these artists can do!! And they kept upping the ante LOL. I think though what sets Cirque du Soleil apart from other similar shows aside for the high levels is the costumes and the stage. It was really awesome how they used the stage, it really was part of the show and converted into so many things. My only complaint though is that there was no storyline in the show... so it felt a bit choppy because of the humoristic acts in-between the acrobatic acts. Nevertheless, I had a very nice evening :)

Finally, last Saturday, we organized a condo-warming. My friend bought a condo and it was finished in January... but she took her time choosing the colors, the furniture, painting, etc. LOL. She finally completely moved in only 2 weeks ago :P Since it's been a while we haven't gotten together, we also celebrated three birthdays :) Among those birthdays was my co-worker S's. S is the only guy in the gang and being the only guy, well sometimes, he gets spoiled... which is what happened on Saturday. We have a friend whose brother has been living in the States and has learned all about the turducken. You have to understand, I don't know in the rest of Canada, but Thanksgiving is not big in Quebec province. For most of us, it's just another stat holiday... and most of us are Asians, so comes Christmas, we dont' really eat turkey ^_^; Anyway, my friend's brother made turducken a couple of years back and after she told us about it, S said he wanted to try it... So that was his birthday present, turducken :) Of course, we didn't stop there and there was tons of food. We really had a good time... except I drank some alcohol ^_^; I'm not a big drinker and this just goes to prove it. We were playing mah jong and instead of counting points, we decided that whoever lost would have to drink a sip of something. Seriously, I should have stuck to coca-cola like my friend suggested ^_^; Instead, I decide to go with everyone else and drink Schmirnoff Ice. It was okay in the beginning... It's when I decided to finish it off - I had a quarter left - that it went wrong ^_^; I basically went very, very, very red and my heart was beating sooo fast! So yeah, no more alcohol for me for a while LOL.

And so, that's why I haven't posted much last week... This week though, I have nothing on my agenda :D All I want to do is read, blog, try to go for sushi and gelato :) It's fun when it's busy, but it's good when it's quiet :D


  1. Nath - You totally crack me up! I love hearing about all the ups and downs in your life. I have never played Mah jong except on the computer. It sounds like fun though and I think I would have enjoyed the drinking version, LOL!

  2. PS. I am in Michigan right now for work and I know how work can totally kick our butts, now and then!

  3. Ah, I really hate those hours. So glad you got a little break the next day...if it was me, I would've just went home and crashes after the hours from the day before. Lol. But you're right, for friends and fun, I'd go out too!

    I'm not a drinker. Can't stand the taste of wine or beer! Good thing I'm psychologically allergic to them! haha

  4. Nath, I'm so glad you had some time to relax and have some time after all that hard work! Vodka? Hmm... BTW that dish looks yummy!

  5. Wow. Super busy this last week! I hope you get some down time now.

    I can't believe there are people that actually aet turducken! (As Bob says, I'm not eating anything that contains a "turd")

  6. LOL O was so much fun! And you were so grouchy whenever I woke you up. LOL I love it.

    That's not the cirque show coming to winnipeg. But Cirque is always good so I know I'll be in for a good time.

    No more alcohol for you missy! (just pass it my way haha)

  7. You deserve some time off and what a great way to spend an evening. Cirque du Soleil in Vegas is still on my to-do list. I did see Cirque de la Mer at Sea World a few years ago. It was a lot of fun.

    I’ve never seen a turducken wrapped in bacon. Interesting…

    Ah, I love playing mah jong and the drinking game sounds like fun. Not sure if I could handle the Schmirnoff though. :)

  8. Jill - LOL, it wasn't solitary mah jong. It was real one... with a cheat sheet so we knew the numbers and directions LOL :)

    Oh, wow, you're on the road again? Good luck! Hope you make it home soon ;)

    Tabitha - Well for us, it's really unusual and really happens rarely. At least, our boss paid for supper :P

    Me, I hate the smell of beer. Blah, can't stand it at all :(

    Hilcia - Well pretty much any kind of alcohol LOL.

    And it was yummy. My friends really enjoyed it :) Me, I'm not much for the stuffing though ^_^;

    Lori - Yeah, it was!! Lucky this week and next week, there's a holiday on Thurday :) So the week will be more relax.

    Oh yeah, they make it and eat it LOL. and LOL at Bob!

    Ames - LOL, I was tired!! Couldn't help it :(

    Oh no? What is coming to Winnipeg then?

    Next time, I will :P I'll stick to Coke and virgin Pina Colada :P

    Leslie - Oh if you can, you definitively have to go see Cirque du Soleil in Vegas. They are just amazing. It's not so much the acrobatic which is always impressive... but the way the utilize the stage and how it changes? That's really awesome :)

    Well S has always wanted to try the weaved bacon as well... so we tried to realize his dreams LOL. Unfortunately, the bacon ended up very dry... but it really kept the turducken moist :P

    I'm still just a beginner when it comes to mah jong. Hopefully, I'll have the opportunity to play more :D

  9. I know I'm late, but just wanted to tell you that I loved reading this post. I think I saw the same Seaworld show that Leslie did. It was great, so I'd love this show you saw, too.

    This is the first I ever heard of turducken. O_o

  10. Christine - Really? First time you hear of turducken? Sure you're American? LOL, just kidding :P Well I think it's specifically for Thanksgiving... but I wouldn't be sure of the origins. Should take a look at it.

    Aww, Seaworld... water... hot right now LOL.

    I think you would love this one as well :) it was fun, it was smart, it was colorful :P