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November 29, 2005 Tuesday

Goodies from Canada
I hooked up with Dad for lunch at Grill Queen to give him some goodies I had shipped from Canada - Caf Libre coffee substitute, shampoo, electrical timers, chocolates, etc. This is probably the last time I can give him stuff from Canada since my account there is completely depleted. I remember the time I was making good money in Toronto and shipping out a Door-2-Door box as soon as he tells me he already received the previous box I sent him. I had a deep sense of pleasure doing that for him. As a kid, back in the day when imported items where not available locally, I jumped for joy when my aunt from San Francisco sent us this one big box. It never happened again. I'm just glad I was in a position to send some while I lived abroad.

Maita VentanillaMaita Ventanilla's French Class
Maita was just a sub for our real teacher while he was still abroad. Today is her last day. It's also the birthday of Kiko, one of our classmates...time to celebrate. The 10 of us headed to Bomika for dinner. Teachers usually don't hang out with students. Maybe times are changing...for the better. Later, we went to Bubble Gang Toppings for some brew and music. My friend Mars Garcia was the evening performer, doing his usual guitar accompaniment. There was "A Horse with No Name" on the music sheet...I had to belt out that song. They all headed home after that, but it was a cool thing we all went out. Maybe classes should go out at least once every semester.

Maybe teachers should be as cool as Maita. She's attractive - that's the obvious part. Moreover, she has the ideal demeanor for teaching and her methodology is one that suits my learning aptitude. I'm not sure if she's be my teacher again, but I'll certainly look for those qualities.

Mag:net Café
With everyone having gone home, I was left with no one to party with. I had my siesta earlier, so 11pm was too early for bedtime. I headed to Mag:net Café to check out what was happening. It was Tuesday anyway - Lee's Night. You simply cannot go wrong with that. Lee was there and so was Dom of Tropical Depression. Camille of Taffy Trip was surprisingly there too. I'm glad I got to have a conversation with her. I guess I've become a fan since last Tuesday. On stage and off, I found her equally as real and candid. I hope she stays that way...specially when fame comes knocking on the door.

--- TheLoneRider

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