Archive | April, 2006

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..crusing it..

Posted on 28 April 2006 by Liza Mae V.

I’m finally done school unless I failed something.  I hope not.  Now I have to enter this working world and I am having mixed feelings of excitement and I am afraid of the unknown but I suppose it is a part of life we all gotta go through.  Until I found that career related job, I am just going to be relaxing and I am going to start by going on vacation.  I am leaving from Buffalo tonight and I’ll be in New York City before midnight.  Then I go on my  7 day cruise starting Sunday afternoon.  Here is my itinerary:

Day Port
New York, New York
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At sea
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Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida
Miami, Florida
Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas
At sea
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New York, New York
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Then I will be flying bak on Monday morning.

I am excited yet I am sad that I am leaving him again.  I wish that he joined me on my adventures but he has goals to get his own condo and trips are not in his agenda right now.  blar.  Anyways, if you are in my planned destinations and want to share a moment or two, feel free to contact me.

-Liza Mae

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New York vs. Toronto

Posted on 25 April 2006 by Liza Mae V.


I’m tired of defending New York. So after this trip I think I have to say good-bye for awhile until the dust settles between our celestial bodies. I constantly try to push the idea of New York but is it worth fighting for? I love the city for many reasons and those who know me would know why. I have just built this bond with the city and the people(friends) within it that they are the reasons why I come back. Maybe if my friends moved to Toronto, then I would think differently but that is a far-fetched idea.

I just love the shopping,
the bright lights,
the late nights,
the music,
the smell of the trains,
the summer rain,
the alcohol sold at the corner store,
the hard core accent of the guy next door,
the chinese woman selling fake gucci at the corner of Canal St. and Broadway.

I miss the feeling of being touched
while being brushed on the busy sidewalk
during rush hour,
or sitting on a patio watching
passer-by’s scurry
like they are trying to beat time
with a hurry
but where are they really rushing to?


Don’t get me wrong, Toronto ain’t a lame-ol-city. I love it as well but obviously it is not as face paced as NYC, which has its pro’s and con’s. In this city, you can find best of both worlds: non-chaotic or chaotic. If you want to find excitement, you can do so but its not a walk next door, you have to live in the city. But the thing is, the party ends at 2a.m. when there is no more ‘legal’ alcohol served and its only the druggies or wasted drunks on the dance floor. So the party ends early and you can’t buy alcohol at the corner store because the LCBO is closed and that’s the only place you can find liqour. So the only thing open is the 24h Chinese restaurant on Spadina where you’ll meet everyone who has no where else to refuge after a club night but at RolSan’s! I love the chinese food in Toronto much better though, its not as fatty and a lot more tasty. The only thing that is holding me back from my previous 5 year plan is because HE is in my life. I decided that he is more important to me than the experience of the BIG city. I’m holding on to the memories, I’m holding on to my single life. I am not used to thinking for ‘us’. I’m sorry! Forgive me for I am trying.

-Liza Mae

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..words of hate..

Posted on 20 April 2006 by Liza Mae V.

Yesterday I had the first confrontation with someone else other than my parents regarding my relationship with G, or more specifically a ‘black’ man. He parked infront of my house to pick up his card key for his house and to talk for a bit. So my aunt literally lives across the street and she happened to pick up some stuff from my house. So when I finished talking to G, I encountered the most disgusting put-down I have ever had to face in my entire 22 years. The words that spat from her mouth were not totally shocking but they were words of hate. I tried to keep my composure but I had to respond back with “Be quiet”, in less nicer words, if you know what I mean.

I know it is/was an issue with my parents but I’ve been going out with men that are totally not in my racial background and my parents learned to cope with it because they realize that they can’t really STOP what I am doing and that I am old enough to make decisions. Not that I don’t care about my parent’s views but in the end of the day my happiness is what I have to optimize. It seems that whatever you do, you can’t please everybody. Therefore,do what you feel is right despite what everyone thinks. No one should get in your way of happiness.

See you on the other side.

-Liza Mae

P.S. One more week of school left.
P.S.S Then I go to NYC then on a cruise.

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words of confusion

Posted on 18 April 2006 by Liza Mae V.

So he did not pick up the phone … I was concerned, angry, confused, etc. Let me just get to the point. I fcuking hate when people, especially significant others, making statements such as .. “I am with ‘my friend'” … WTF … You are begging for attention. Who the fuck says that unless you are hiding the person you are with or you think I am going to be upset with you. I am more upset that you feel the need to hide it from me, this ‘friend’. I never fail to mention my friends name so that you can be familiar with it, and when the names comes up again, you will have a “a-ha” moment where you remember who I am talking about. On top of that, getting mad that my friends are not in the same area code, has no founding in the argument. Atleast, I attempt to introduce them to you when they are in town … and what do you do, refuse to come out with us. What more can I ask? Don’t complain to me that they aren’t in the same area code, when I give you an opportunity to meet them in person. Also, Yes most of your friends are in Toronto, but have I ever met them? Have I ever been introduced? Answer me that. I am tired of fighting, I am tired of crying … step up to the plate and stop this BS.

That aside .. I need to focus and this took up more time than it should.


-Liza Mae

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Posted on 10 April 2006 by Liza Mae V.

Friday … I went to a Nostolgia party (1990’s music) and it is not what I remember it to be. Maybe it’s just the whole club thing. I am not the youngest in the club anymore and that is terrifying .. lol. No its not that serious but I have been clubbing for 5 years (4 years legally) and it seems as though I am growing out of it. I love to dance but I can’t do it like I used to — I used to go out 3-4x a week. Now I can’t even go out one night without feeling exhausted. blar.

Saturday … I went to work and I was so tired and estrogen levels were increased therefore I snapped on everyone. Everyone and their momma’s pissed me off .. sorry if you had to experience my wrath. Later on, G & I went to watch Inside Man, it was alright. It kept me up considering I was still tired from the night before. After the movies we hooked up with Grace and Sunil at Fox & the Fiddle to throw down some drinks. It was a great night.

Sunday … I watched an Aikido Demonstration at my school. It was entertaining watching people get thrown in all directions. lol. Then I spent the rest of the day with G. Then I grabbed some Vietnamese food with Devon.

Overall the weekend was very relaxing w/ my mood swings here and there.

-Liza Mae

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