Category Archives: Real Life

“Christmas” vs “Holiday”

Oh boy. What is the Floof getting into now?

I’m not going to force anyone to say ‘Merry Christmas’ over ‘Happy Holidays’ or vice versa. Say what you want, I don’t care. I usually say ‘Merry Christmas’, personally.

And you can say what you want, or whatnot… but I found the most interesting post on it today on Metaquotes @ Livejournal.

He said that a Jewish person wishing him “Happy Chanukah” would mean MORE to him than if that same person wished him “Merry Christmas.” Because — for a non-Christian, Christmas didn’t really mean much to them, so it was just an empty phrase. But Chanukah was the holiday that actually DID mean something to them, so if a Jewish person wished him, a non-Christian, a Happy Chanukah, then it was a greeting that he would feel had some actual sentiment behind it. And he much preferred that. Presumably, he would also have been cool with a Muslim person wishing him a Blessed Eid or Ramadan, a Hindi person wishing him a Happy Diwali, or the like.

I think this is the best way to describe what I feel about the issue, and that’s all I’ll say on it.

Merry Christmas, everyone. :D

What?! More real life?!

I promise a more ‘gamer’-ish post soon, with the excitement towards Uncharted 2, Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, and stuff about Zero no Kiseki… but at this time, my life has been full of ups and downs. Just recently, I had to travel out to my grandmother’s home to see my family after she passed away. She lived to 96. She had a good long, life. Even if we weren’t ready to let go.

I found a bit of a weird… ‘thing’ to me that I’ve been dealing with, and managed to pull it to the surface. Is it my own insecurities? Is it an ambition to try to get a better job? I don’t know. I really don’t. What I do know, however, is that I am in the process of some sort of change. I just can’t put my foot on with what it is.

So to go with this and my sheer animosity for my current work position, I have made a ‘pre new year resolution.’ I will have a job by the end of the month. In a perfect world, I’ll have a new job in two weeks, but I can understand that that may not be possible so close to the holiday season. Anyhow, I’ve had the feeling that something skitchy has been going on at my job of late, and I can’t put a finger on it.

As such, I decided that I’m going to get the hell out of dodge, so to speak. I don’t want to be there. Maybe my own insecurity is coming from my depression of this job and what I feel it’s doing to me. Maybe it’s already done too much damage to begin with. I don’t know, but it’s draining me. It’s eating away at what I am, and what I want to be.

I mean, I just graduated for goodness sakes! I shouldn’t be complacent to sit in the same place, where I’ve seen people hold the same position for over a decade! That’s the textbook definition of a dead end job. There’s no growth. No advancement. Just… there to be a puppet, earning the contract company another $3-$5/hr that you work. They’re probably reluctant to even give raises for the fact that you’re more valuable to them on as low of a wage as possible.

I don’t know. And this post has turned into a rant. But I really don’t have anywhere else I can go to catalog this information that’s hitting around in my head.

Games have, of late, been an escape for me… but they can only go so far. I’ve decided that it’s been a long time coming that I take a new step towards a new career. I don’t know what it’ll do with my involvement here or my hobbies… but I do know that once I’ve gone beyond what my current job has done to me, I’ll be a much better person than I am now.

Maybe it’ll even help my general ethic in online games and my own hard work? I think it’s for the best.

…on that note, I hope that’s one of the last times I dump my real life on you guys. Next time? I’ll probably actually finish the post I’ve been writing on and off for two months about Zero no Kiseki. Wow.

Real Life – It exists?! – Sickness

So I’ve spent the past 60’ish hours in bed, more or less, bedridden with what appeared to be the early signs of pneumonia. It was awful, I’ll give you that.

It got in the way of a lot of things. I was going to go see my brother this week for dinner (Korean BBQ- if you’re in Dallas, check out Chang Jing on Greenville just south of Arapaho), I’ve had updates that needed to be done to the Sanctuary Crew website, I’ve had an unopened copy of Lords of Shadow (more on that later) sitting on my shelf, and I just picked up the LE box of Oath in Felghana that was released by XSEED this week. (Yet I’m playing Phoenix Wright on my DS. what. D:)

Instead, I spent much of the 60 hours sleeping, sick, and barely capable of sitting up on my own. However, I got a bunch of medicine (z-pack!) and lost the bonus moolah for the work I put in for OT. (ugh)

This week has been a bit crap. But maybe if I can get my fever down (if! I’ll have to talk to my baby brother again tomorrow), we can try to get something to eat together. I’m able to stay awake and move around a lot more. I’m able to breathe without wheezing now, too.

…except I’ve got a pesky fever that still won’t go away.

After ExtraLife, I spent a lot of time recovering and ran out to Los Angeles. There I had a great lunch, made new friends, got to go to Disneyland (first visit!), had hakata style ramen (omg wyrdwad, thank you for showing me that place!), did a ton of karaoke, and more!

I’m still a bit in the recovery phase, but I’ve been doing some idle work for Eidenyaku, had a minor issue show up that still needs a post made, and a few other things.

We’ll see what happens, but health first. We’ll get that handled as soon as possible. :D

Who Is That Floofy Guy?

Hello.

Did you know I had a livejournal devoted to my gaming exploits? You didn’t? Well, allow me to tell you about it. I kept falling off the wagon in an attempt to blog my adventures in the realm of video games. But since I’m a major part of the Sanctuary Crew, I figured I might as well get a few things straight.

But I got done with school, and you can see that I’m a bit scrambling to pick up the pieces of my life and start over. This will likely contain the things that I don’t want to spam the primary news blog with, mostly little commentary on my adventures in games, which trophies I’m gunning for in whichever playstation 3 game, any giggling over a newcoming game, any new previews coming out. That sort of thing.

I’ve gone by the names Kirsy, ysriK, Togabito Ion, and more recently Kaycee and omgfloofy. I love photography, video games, and web page development. I work for a major telecommunications conglomerate, and want to be involved in video game localization at some point.

Maybe I can start back up with my LJ stuff here, and other random things. I’ll try to make it worthwhile to people’s interests, however.