Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Alexis Olivia Frayna

WOW! Now I really am Uncle Guboy!

My big brother and his wife Rachel now have a newborn baby by the name Alexis Olivia Frayna. She was born January 17, at 5:52pm Las Vegas time. Congratulations and good luck to the new family!

And look, she already has a blog..awwww

Saturday, January 14, 2006

A few of my favorite things...Part Deux

Hey hey! A new post! Welcome to the second part of my fav things series. Today we'll be discussing cars. If you didn't know, I will be getting my own vehicle come this summer. I will be using it at school in Cleveland. I have been changing my mind on which car to buy for probably the last 2 years now, but I think I at last have made my final choice..for now at least. So, here it is!

the all new, 2006 Nissan Frontier

Four-door Crew cab, 265hp V6 engine, and enough cargo room to haul college gear, a drum set, and a couple mountain bikes. All for around $22,000. I never really saw myself getting a truck before, but figuring that I will have this thing for quite a while, I better get a vehicle that can handle such large tasks adults must take. I think it looks bad, you know, the good bad.

Let me give you a tour of my previous auto choices..

Infiniti G35 Sports Coupe

Hey, I can dream, right? At least it had four seats (barely) as opposed to my beloved 2 seater Nissan 350Z.

Ford Mustang

Good car, even though it's a Ford. For a sports car it's pretty cheap. But around this time here i'm realizing the downfall of limited cargo.

Subaru Forester

Pretty nimble, enough room, kinda ugly (a bit soccer-mommish?)

Nissan Murano

I liked the '05 version better. It's still too mommish, and too expensive.

From here I went back to the Mustang, to the Honda Accord, and finally to the Frontier. Let's see if that changes by June.

Sunday, January 08, 2006

in recent news..

so just to catch you guys up since i haven't been posting since i started this darn blog...

l. If you're not in family or you haven't read my sister's blog, my good ol' dog Trub died at the age of 91. I saw him alive when I got home for winter break, and the next day my sister and I buried him out back. He will be missed.

2. On a lighter note, I got the best report card I have ever gotten this semester with 3 B's and 1 A. I did however drop a class. If I hadn't, I probably wouldn't have done so well. I still have a pretty low cumulative GPA, but hopefully it will steadily increase. I wish I had got an A in religion tho, I was kinda counting on it. The Bible is hard.

3. I got new glasses. I like 'em. They are rimless on the bottom with a little thicker frame elsewhere. I admit i do look a little yuppie with my new glasses, banana republic camel hair sweater, messenger bag, ibook, ipod, 2 ken cole watches, etc, but hey, i'm still a filipino, ghetto public school-goin, marchin band quadin, rock band drummer at heart.

4. Hmm, i guess thats it.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

A few of my favorite things...part I

Let's start at the very beginning, a very good place to start. This is part one of what will hopefully be a multi-part posting. Let me share with you things that I like and like to do.

Tada! I'm a Magic dork! An not any type of magic, but magic the gathering. Yes it's a game of strategy, finesse, know-how, poopoo, thing-a-majig. A little while ago I told fivetwenty that I wanted to start playing. they all frowned down apon the idea, saying it is a dorky waste of money and they will not buy cards if i start playing. Being very well comfortable with my state of nerdiness and with a girlfriend that won't dump me because of it, I purchased my first starter pack. In a matter of days the guys of fivetwenty shelled out at least $200 for more Magic cards that you can shake a Rod of Ruin at (thats a Magic card joke). I've spent around $60, which may seem like a lot i guess for cards, but considering one xbox game costs that much, i aint concerned.

A little about the game...There are 5 colors in Magic, white, blue, green, black, and red. I play with white for its healing spells, cheap and flying creature, and instant creature killers. I also have a red deck for instant damage (shock) and land kills (burn). You start with 20 life. The point of the game is to reduce your opponents life to 0 using your creatures and spells. Lands are what you use to pay for your spells. These lands produce mana. Everything requires mana. It's actually pretty simple.

Above is Serra Angel. It's one of my favorite cards (at least art-wise). I have it in shiney foil:)

Anywho, I could talk all day about this thing i do, maybe a half-day, but I'll stop here. Stay tuned for my next blog where you will see another one of...A FEW..OF MY FAVORITE THINGS! THings! things... (that was an echo)

Thursday, January 05, 2006

well then..

man do i not like bloggin or what. maybe i'll start postin more stuff later, maybe when i get back to school. maybe i'll discover other friends of mine who do this bloggin business. i don't know. just remember, jesus loves you!