Sunday, October 22, 2006

Mini Golf Tourney

Yesterday, I participated in my buddy, Dean's, 2nd annual mini golf tournament at Castle Fun Park. We played the jungle theme course and it was fun. I haven't been there in ages. The venue also has batting cages, go carts, arcade games, air hockey, and other things you'd find at place like Chuck E Cheese. I met some old friends and quite a few new people. I forgot how well connected Dean is. The dude stays in touch. That's a good character trait to have. I can be pretty bad at keeping in touch with former co-workers and classmates. Life for me is go with what's happening in my sphere of influence.

For getting worst male score at 4 over par, I won a Canucks t-shirt. I'm pretty happy getting the "awwwws" from the ladies and winning something I can use instead of a trophy.

I've taken some pictures with my camera phone outside Castle Fun Park (what a lame name). No golf shots though because my camera doesn't work well in the dark.

Dean and me, bros since 1995.

Nat won a prize for best dressed.

Marty won a pitch fork for I don't know what.

Marty's girlfriend won the door prize, a bottle of tequila.


Sunday, October 15, 2006

Arnold The Phlegmatic

After church, my friends and I went out for lunch at Honolulu Cafe. It's a Hong Kong/Western style restaurant that has nothing to do with Hawaii. I guess the name sounds cool. During our meal, we had a discussion about temperament tests. I've never heard of it, but apparently it helps to understand who you are. There's a well respected temperament test that I can't remember the name of. My friends, Paul and Clara, took the test for a fee and it really helped them to understand one another especially since they're married. Paul has a melancholic type personality and I thought I might fall into the same category as well. So I decided to take a mini test online when I got home and scored 55% on phlegmatic type and 23% on melancholy. Here is a description of a phlegmatic type. I think it's quite accurate of me.


Arnold Phlegmatic is the calm, easygoing, never-get-upset individual with such a high boiling point that he almost never becomes angry. He is the easiest type of person to get along with and is by nature the most likeable of all the temperaments.

Arnold Phlegmatic derives his name from what Hippocrates thought was the body fluid that produced that "calm, cool, slow, well-balanced temperment." Life for him is a happy, unexcited, pleasant experience in which he avoids as much involvement as possible. He is so calm and unruffled that he never seems agitated, no matter what circumstances surround him. He is the one temperament type that is consistent every time you see him. Beneath his cool, reticent, almost timid personality, Mr. Phlegmatic has a very capable combination of abilities. He feels more emotion than appears on the surface and appreciates the fine arts and the beautiful things of life. Usually he avoids violence.

The phlegmatic does not lack for friends, because he enjoys people and has a natural, dry sense of humor. He is the type of individual who can have a crowd of people "in stitches, " yet never cracks a smile. Possessing the unique capability for seeing something humorous in others and the things they do, he maintains a positive approach to life. He has a good, retentive mind and is capable of being a fine imitator.

Arnold Phlegmatic tends to be a spectator in life and tries not to get very involved with the activities of others. In fact, it is usually with great reluctance that he is ever motivated to any form of activity beyond his daily routine. This does not mean, however, that he cannot appreciate the need for action and the predicaments of others. He and Rocky Choleric may confront the same social injustice, but their responses will be entirely different. The crusading spirit of the choleric will cause him to explain, "Let's get a committee organized and campaign to do something about this!" The phlegmatic would likely respond, "These conditions are terrible! Why doesn't someone do something about them?" Usually kindhearted and sympathetic, Arnold Phlegmatic seldom conveys his true feelings. When once aroused to action, however, his capable and efficient qualities become apparent. He will not volunteer to leadership on his own, but when it is forced upon him, he proves to be a very capable leader. He has a conciliating effect on others and he is a natural peacemaker.

Do you think this is true of me?


Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Good Times With Friends

Tonight, my Bible study decided to take a break from the Bible and go for Japanese food at Dai Masu. There were 12 of us just like Jesus' disciples. Enough with the corniness, it was fun to chill, eat, and chat. Some of us went for bubble tea after. I ordered a Lychee slush with pearls and it was delish. I took some pics with my camera phone. Comes in handy.

Mel eating her spoon.

Ed looking off into the distance.

Dan making his sexy pouty face.


Friday, October 06, 2006


"Bingo, bango, bongo, his name is Roberto Luongo." - Tim Larscheid

It's about time the Canucks got a rad goalie. He's already made some spectacular saves. I'm excited about this season.