Monday, May 07, 2007

More proof that I'm getting old

I will be turning 43 in a couple of months, an event which I have no problem with whatsoever. Being Chinese, I hide my age extremely well (it's no wonder that, according to an old Doonesbury strip, us Chinese are "an extremely tricky race"). I'm moderately fit, having to go to the gym a couple of times a week and teach tai chi on most Monday, Wednesdays and Saturdays. And I pretty much had my middle-age crazy phase when I turned 30.

But as I get older, I'm finding out that my body doesn't want to do things. I twisted my ankle about three months ago and it has still yet to be completely healed. I caught a cold a few weeks back which took about a week for me to recover from it (whereas it used to take two days to get over it). And I get tired easier these days.

The real kicker for me took place over the weekend. My friend Joe Hoss and I decided to head down to Casino Niagara to watch the De La Hoya/Mayweather fight on Saturday night as it was billed as the last great boxing match. We decided to head down for 9 pm, gamble a bit and then sit and watch the fight, which was showing all over the place.

Everything goes off as planned. I drop some money playing the slots (unable to find a machine with bonuses to my liking), had a couple of drinks and then we managed to find a couple of chairs in the middle of the casino to watch the fight, which finally started around 11:30. So here we are, watching this fight right in the heart of the casino, which is really hopping and it happens: I nodded off during half of the fight!!

It is now official: I am now getting too old.

Friday, May 04, 2007

The Pivot Questionnaire

It's been a while since I have the opportunity or the inspiration to write something on this blog. But now that tax season has calmed down, I will try and be more diligent in my writing which I have neglected for a long time. I hope to start up my movie reviews again and posting it here.

So in the meantime, I am tagging any fellow bloggers or readers who have stumbled upon this site to answer the Pivot Questionnaire, created by Bernard Pivot and made famous by James Lipton who asks this on Inside the Actor's Studio. Here are my answers:

1) What is your favourite word? 'Yes', 'GOOOAAL!!' and 'Break time' (I know it's two words)

2) What is your least favourite word? 'No'

3) What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Laughter, music, good friends, great conversations and the love of a beautiful woman.

4) What turns you off? Negativity, stupidity, ignorance and people who screw up the lyrics to songs.

5) What is your favourite curse word? Rat soup-eating muther-fucka (props to Rudy Ray Moore for that one).

6) What sound or noise do you love? Laughter, light rain.

7) What sound or noise do you hate? Alarms/sirens, people screaming in anger.

8) What profession other than your own would like to attempt? Film directing, music teacher or historian.

9) What profession would you not like to do? Retail sales at a large book store like Chapters (been there, done that, have the scars to prove it).

10) If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? Your father is anxious to see you.