My New Years Resolution:

Find a way to make my milkshake bring all the boys to the yard

Season's Greetings

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas...Willy Bob style-!

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Badabing Badaboom

While helping my dad at work this morning:

Dad: "Who's Duc Me?"
Me: "Thuy-Anh"
Dad: "Who?... The skinny, tall girl?"
Me: "Yeah."
Dad: "Who's Thanh Giuse?"
Me: "Yours Truly"
Dad: "Who?"
Me: "Me"
Dad: "Who?"
Me: "I AM!"
Dad: "WHAT!?"
Me: "Yup"
Dad: "Oh *giggle* That's right, cause she's tall, ok"

It's Not My Baby! I Swear!!!

Rain,Train,Cane,Maine,Sane,Great Dane,

A publication.

While driving these thoughts came up:

- Rain - Keeps me from driving. I hate how scared people are of driving in the rain. I hate driving in the rain. I don't hate driving in the rain because of the rain, I hate driving in the rain because of people who don't know how to drive when it rains. I'm not asking you to go fast, i'm just asking you to go speed limit...ESPECIALLY when taking inside streets, 30mph isn't gonna cause you to lose control you bastard. AND FOR THE LOVE OF GOD PLEASE TURN ON YOUR LIGHTS. My mission when it rains is to get as many people to turn on their lights by flashing mine. I'm currently 4 for 6.

- Rain - Brings ants! Little black bastards (ants) get their houses rained out so they come looking for refuge in the house. One by one they die and the message still isn't clear that they're not welcome. This ain't no shelter... to all you homeless ants: yous gotta stay outside unless you pay the rent!

- Rain - Keeps me from being outdoors. Rain keeps me from walking Loki and shooting hoops at the park. Rain keeps me from walking out at night and looking at the stars. Rain keeps me from being outside where i belong!

Rain, you're only good for water! But what good is that!?!? =X

New Feature on BiA

Introducing labels! What are labels you ask? It's like tagging for facebook pictures. When you are creating or editing a post, at the bottom right you will see a input box for Labels. As you can see to the left of our home page, there are already a good number of labels that I have created. I have given Chris, Joe, and Tony their own labels because posts from them are as rare as gold ... whereas Jon's posts are worth a penny (did you know if you melt down Jon's posts, you can sell it for more as scrap metal?)
This is a good way to index our posts that are recurring. I came up with the idea when I wanted to show Khoa all our "romance books" pictures but I didn't know where they were. Now all you have to do is click the "novels" label! I might have missed labeling some posts, so if you want you can go check our past posts, hit the edit button, and add labels. And from now on you can label your new posts.

This picture shows you where the label box is. And the pre-existing labels will pop up when you enter the first letter, so all you have to do is click the box that pops up.


This song is for all those this Christmas season with unrequited love. You know, how you pass the ball alot but the other person never passes it back to you? Anyway, I dedicate this song to all my ballers (aka ball-hoggers). Read the lyrics while you listen along to Mr. Careless Whispers.

"Last Assist"

Last assist, I gave you the ball,
but the very next play, you gave it away.
This game, to save me from tears,
I'll pass it to someone special.


Once stolen, and twice blocked,
You keep on missing, but you still shoot the ball.
Tell me baller, do you see me open?
Well, it's been awhile, it doesn't surprise me.

"Merry Assist"
I wrapped it up and sent it
with a note saying "I trust you", I meant it
Now I know what a fool I've been
but if you asked me now, I know I'd pass it again.

Chorus x2

Oh my ballers...

A crowded court, friends with tired legs,
I'm hiding from you, and your soul of ice,
My god I thought you were someone to rely on
Me? I guess I was a statistic to try on.

I face-up a baller with a fire in his hands,
I had no help defense, so he tore me apart (tore me apart)

Oooh hoo,
Now I've found a real friend, you'll never fool me again.

Last assist, I gave you the ball,
But the very next play, you gave it away.
This game, to save me from tears,
I'll pass it to someone special...

Last assist, I gave you the ball,
But the very next play, you gave it away.
This game, to save me from tears,
I'll pass it to someone special...


Movie Ratings

127 Hours : 9.5/10 Good movie, James Franco: Douche in Real Life, but one hell of an actor.

Trying really hard to be fair about these ratings, but I love pretty much all movies, and who I watch it with really makes the movie better.

Skyline : 8/10
Easy A : 8/10
Takers : 8/10

Having waffles during a movie is always a +1

Till we see the sunrise

I wish I could hold MJ's hand

It's been awhile.

Need a good laugh? Watch This. Don't need a good laugh? too bad, watch this anyways.

"Beckham yous tellin' me you ain't ever been caught off sides?"

First Day of Advent

The music on KOST felt way too early for me when it started the week before Thanksgiving, but now with Advent upon us it feels just right. My favorite song is Silent Night by Transiberian Orchestra.

I first heard this song when Nhi used it for the introduction for our Christmas play several years back. This song instills so much tranquility and stillness in me. The opening violin notes just freeze me and make me forget about anything else going on at the moment. I know it sounds kinda weird but hearing this song makes me pumped up for Christmas and it gives me a purpose and drive for this year's Christmas play. Of course you know this play is gonna have trademarks of Mac: comic relief, drama, and action. But I want the play to show people that this is our God who loved us so much that he become one of us to save us. In my childhood years I was occupied with Santa Clause and gifts and taking breaks from school. In my teenagers years I was occupied with having a special someone (well that's still there now too haha). But now I have great admiration for the adults who see Christmas as a time to strengthen their faith and appreciate what they have. Its a much more positive outlook than when I thought about things I wanted.

So this season, I'm gonna try my best to make this a good Advent. Let's spread our love around to our entire communities. Reach out to people you never try to reach out to. Its easy to be nice to your inner circle, but its something else to love those that are a continual thorn in your side. My quote of the day:

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
Margaret Mead

Four weeks left, lets try our best to prepare! (Of course I am referring to the Lakers-Heat game. Who wants to buy a Lebron jersey to burn?)

A list of things i'm thankful for

1. Waffles
2. Everything Else

Have a Happy Thanksgiving Ya Hear!

Tuesday Night is Advertisement Night

Omni-Heat: Keeps you warm.

That looked fun! ;P

Friday Night is Fight Night!


Please cast your vote for your favorite video
as well as the fighter you are rooting for

Here are you're choices:

A. Vato Vs Ninja

Guitar Vs Bitch Slap (0:32)

C. Vietnam Vet Vs Ja Rule


Sheng Tseng and Shao Kahn teamed up and still lost to Drunken Master

An Epic Movie Comes Out Today

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows! Part 1: The Fellowship of the Hallows

If you don't follow the series, all you need to know about the last book is that the evil Voldemort has taken control of the wizarding world and government and they are hunting down the remaining good guys left fighting. Therefore, Harry and his friends hide and live on the run.

Will Harry and Hermione's new wands help them defeat Voldemort? Will Ron finally buy a reliable wand that won't snap in half (Hi-Point wands)? Will this half-movie be worth full fare? There's only one way to find out, go see the movie!

Of course this isn't the first time the Potters have stood up Voldemort. Harry's great-grandfather Daniel Craig Potter led a group of brave people to live in Defiance of Lord Voldemort and his Wizardly Third Reich:

Question of the week...

What ice cream flavor best describes you and why!?

Willy Bob says...

I'm probably rainbow sherbet since I'm pretty bold/loud and not one quality defines me. =) I can be fruity at times too I

...and what about you?!

For your entertainment...

If you're going into heat, package that meat because...

Courtesy of Break


Thanks for the link Namu!

A Tribute to Mutha Russia


Yesterday was an incredibly exhausting day, I don't think I've ever washed that many dishes before for that long, I think I washed the same set of pots 6 times each along with other things, Almost fought some Mexicans for some towels and the sink, But i guess that's a problem that's to be expected in California >=P. However, it was a pretty fun day and we definitely made a good amount of money, I believe it was $17.50 after we got mugged... fancy restaurant anyone!? ;). The dancing wasn't too bad either, Tinkerbot got some nice upgrades thanks to Joe, but I wish I could've danced with a certain someone =[... Sorry to kill the mood lmao. To bring it up, it was great to be able to sit and relax at Chili's and enjoy each others company =]. +1 to Chris for thinking of a great idea for Lisa. This entire weekend was incredibly awesome!

( At least some things )

Letting minors serve alcohol since 2010

Stand By Me

*You are*

"and now ladies and gentlemen, one of the best songs from the 1960s."

Ohhh stand by me. If the skies that we look upon, should crumble and fall, and the mountains should crumble into the sea. I wont cry, I wont cry, no I wont shed a tear, just as long as you stand, stand by me. Come on and stand by me, stand by me! These guys are great, thanks for the link Chi Thuy.

The greatest ever and more than anyone could ever ask for!

Good and Bad Music I Heard On the Radio Yesterday

First of all, Happy Veteran's Day. BiA Salutes!

Now then, to the topic at hand, music on the radio. I like how songs over the last year have taken on two vibes: an 80's vibe and a techno vibe. Some examples of 80s type songs La Roux - Bullet Proof, Lady Gaga - Alejandro. And examples of techno songs include Enrique Iglesias - I Like It, and Rihanna's entire new album. I swear you could take Rihanna's voice out of her songs and they would still be good techno tracks.

Anyways, this one is interesting because I heard it on AMP and its not even closely related to pop, but its more like House Techno, which is one of my favorite types of music. I'm surprised that this music is becoming more mainstream. Yay for me

And then I heard this on the Kevin and Bean morning show on KROQ. She was made famous in South Park, but Wing has reached a new high (of lowness) in this song.

"hup hup hup, hup hup hup hup, hup hup, hup hup hup...."

Black cOps Out Now!

With the huge release of Black Ops storming the gaming nation all we have to ask is, will there be more? Well BiA has the scoop for you, Xbox has announced that Treyarch will release an exclusive special expansion for the Xbox Live community that will only cost $5.00 us. That's right PS3, Shove it! The expansion includes extended single player campaign missions as well as a couple extra fully customizable load outs for online multiplayer. The expansion does not yet have a release date but developers are saying that it will definitely be worth the wait and believe me, it looks like very promising. Here's a preview of what's to come

I can't wait! I love Carl! ;)


Enjoy some pretty awesome Singing from How I Met Your Mother.

Thanks for showing me this Rachel

when anti-ads backfire

This is an anti-Carly Fiorina ad made by the Democratic party. I wasn't planning to vote for anyone in the Senator psotion, because I don't know enough about Fiorina or Boxer. I had intended to vote only for Governor and the Propositions. But I was watching The Office on HULU when this ad popped up. First of all this annoyed me because I just want to watch hulu in peace without these election ads. And then first line alone made me totally disgusted with Boxer. I'm not a one issue voter, but this ad annoys me. How dare they insinuate that law abiding citizens such as myself are untrustworthy and extreme? So I voted for Fiorina, even though I didnt really care at first. This ad has worked against Boxer at least in one case today :-)


I need suggestions for new email, blogger, and facebook passwords. Please help.

... (<= these are italicized periods)

I can't believe it

I heard this song floating around and finally figured out who sang it...
Damn it Lupe you did it again, awesome song, can't wait to hear the album.

I wish I could sleep with some waffles in my arms right now....

Here's to a new season

Whoop! it's time for another amazing season of the Lake Show! Here's a little something for the big season ahead.


My Proposal to Women this Halloween

You go around dressing scandalous, and I won't call you a slut and call your dad. I'll go around with my airsoft guns as the Call of Duty Black Ops guy and you won't call me crazy and call the cops.


And Bao, you can go hang out with me on Halloween and dress up as the Other guy from Black Ops.

Question Time, Oh Yeah


first: uncode
second: answer

1. Waht do you tnhik aobut citaapl penshimnut?
9. Eevr had a tahi msasgee?
2. Is rveegne smeotmies jsutieifd?
4. Wluod you gvie yuor lfie to svae snoemoe esle's?

6. Wcihh are yuor foravite amainl(s)? why?
7. If the wolhe wrlod wree lninstieg, waht wloud you say?
5. If anoednabd anole in the wesndliers wolud you srvuvie?
10. Popcorn chicken
3. Msot htaed lteter in the aphalebt?
8. Waht wluod mkae the Bible eesiar to raed?

1. No, it's too easy for the person who usually does something incredibly horrible.
2. No, it's ALWAYS justified ;)
3. K, stupid silent bastard.
4. Yes, i want to believe i could
5. Heck yes i could! lol at least i want to believe i could
6. Polar bears: They can't live without cold weather,
Penguins: they're always suited up
8. Pictures and pop outs. and maybe less pages?
9. No
10. Amen

I want more popcorn chicken, oh yeah.
I can stop whenever I want, but why stop when it's so good!
oh yeah
oh yeah


Because Lisa took my post about questions.... bastard.... i'll write something about how much i love waffles.

WAFFLES: Breakfast of ze gods!!!

Waffles are just absolutely amazing, they are always good to me and I want them all the time. Waffles are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside...perfect! Waffles taste SOOOOOO delicious by themselves but add a little ice cream, syrup, or chocolate and you're in heaven ;) ! I can say that my life would not be as great as it is now if it weren't for waffles. Before waffles all i knew was pancakes. Don't get me wrong pancakes are good and all but waffles just blow them out of the water. Waffles are the upgraded pancakes, they're pancakes with all the pros and none of the cons, they have everything i need!!! Look at a's whatever, now look at a Waffle...DUC GIESU KITO! Not even the best looking pancake can compare to a waffle. If Zeus or Odin had to pick between the last pancake or waffle, I'd be screwed and left with pancakes. I'd be crying while i was eating my pancake, just wishing it were a waffle. If i were to have to go back to pancakes life would never be the same. I LOVE WAFFLES!

Poll: Waffles or Pancakes?

I miss waffles...

Questions of the week...

...or month in this case. lol

1) If you had to move to a state besides the one you currently live in, where would you move?
2) What's the worst thing about being your gender?
3) What time did you sleep last night?
4) What was the last thing you purchased?
5) Favorite number?

Willy Bob says...
1) Love coastal areas so definitely Hawaii.
2) Having monthly mud slides...aka periods and everything that comes with it (ex. mood swings, cramps, bloating, etc.)
3) Around 4am since I was chatting it up with Motha Russia.
4) Chicken sandwich and curly fries at Jack in the Box.
5) 8! The day I was born and it represents infinity and balance. It just so happens that Kobe's first Lakers jersey number was 8. *sigh we're meant to be =p

And now for your entertainment...

This girl's got balls (in a good way)


In this Mexican city, there are so many public official assassinations by the drug cartels that no one ran for police chief except for a 20 year old woman in college with a Criminology degree. My first two instinctive reactions:

1) She's brave, and kinda crazy. More crazy then brave, but I still highly respect her courage.
2) The cartels would be stupid to assassinate her. Her martyrdom might be the last straw that gets the community to unite and fight back against the cartels.

There was a story from awhile back where one Japanese person who was loved by the community was slain by the Yakuzu for being openly defiant. The community banded together and cleansed the town of crime lords and their thugs. The huge difference is that it was mostly swords versus swords. Unfortunately for the Mexican law-abiding citizens it would be knives versus RPGs. Which is why this new chief is their last hope. Best of luck to you, BiA will be rooting for you.

Asian Pride

Flashback: Junior year in high school. Mexican artists dominate the radio waves. Some songs are cool, but some are lame (Gasolina anyone?). I was wondering if Asians could ever make it big on the music scene. At that time, all I knew was Chuckie Akenz and the V-Unit, and their music sucks. After seeing that I thought killing myself would do the world a favor by removing one Vietnamese from the world.

But now the time has come! "We number 1! A-sia! Not B-sia!" (copyright Vincent Truong)

There's always a downplaying of Asians in culture in movies and music. Can't our comedians be normal? Did you notice the popular ones that white culture likes are the self degrading ones? Bobby Lee, Ken Jeong, Dat Phan. But that's another conversation for another day. For now... Congrats to Far East Movement for dominating KIIS, POWER, AMP, and also K-A-L-I 106.3

This song can get repetitive and doesnt make sense "slizzard, sizzurp" what the hell?? But I gotta admit the song has grown on me. You CANNOT listen to this beat and NOT get into it.

If you haven't seen the music video yet, check it out. The girl in the red dress is very ... charming. This video makes Koreans look pretty damn ballin. Maybe part one of Kim Jong Il's plan to take over the world?

A little history about the end of JnXgo

eSo while I was talking to certain someone the subject of video games came up and why I don't really play so much anymore. My answer: because I've played enough video games, I'm tired of video games. I've been playing video games since I was a little kid starting with the Original NES back when Duck Hunt was forbidden and Doom was Satan. Here's a list of Consoles I've owned: NES, Super NES, Gameboy Pocket, Gameboy Advance, N64, Xbox, Xbox 360. I've spent several hours on several games on each of the consoles. I can only track how many games I've beaten on the Xbox 360. I've owned and beaten 42 games on my Xbox 360 alone!!! Easily 200 hours on single-player, then add the countless hours spent playing online... Sure, everyone plays video games and a lot of people played their consoles as much as me, but that's only consoles. What really sets me apart are the hours I spent on the computer, especially with World of Warcraft. Here's an image of my Xfire which is a program that tracks hours spent playing games on my computer.

And that's ONLY when I had Xfire turned on and running, so you can pretty much double that and add some for an estimate of the total time I've played video games on my computer. I went from Counter-strike 1.5 all the way to Source, and even played a lot of Day of Defeat, spent lots of time practicing and scrimmaging for clan matches. Then there was World of Warcraft, this was as important as the air i breathed. Simply put, I played WoW A LOT. I remember back when I played WoW (EVERY DAY for 3.5 years) I would check my time played and it hit the months marker... as in hours added up to equal all the hours in a month...

It's just time for this gamer to move on. Don't get me wrong, I'll sit down and enjoy a game here and there


My gamer soul is burned out, I've got nothing left for video games, I'm done living for video games, at least for now if not forever. . I'm transitioning from a life of video games to more of a social life outside of the gaming world. Since I was a little kid, I never really had a life outside of video games. When i think about it, even when it came to friends it was always about video games. I ate, drank, and dreamed video games. Video games was my schedule, it ruled my life. But I can't say I regret it completely.

I had A LOT of fun spending all those hours playing video games, my priorities were out of order and I could only see video games. "Wait shouldn't you regret only being able to see video games?" Yes and No. Before it was video games first, everyone/thing second but with video games out of the way i can see clearly and now I can truly appreciate everything I have and everyone I know. It's funny but Video Games was a big part of my life and part of the reason I am who I am now, and well... I love who I am =]. So if you see me not wanting to play video games so much anymore, you'll understand why and though some people maybe upset with this, it's just something that was inevitable.

I've got new things to live for now!!


I love Conan =]

Sacred Hoops

I jacked the Column Title from one of Phil Jackson's books, where he talks about how he's been able to infuse Zen and Cherokee spirituality into basketball. I merely want to elaborate on the teamwork aspect of the "beautiful game" (that also, is jacked from the world's nickname for soccer).

A game of basketball played by five people who are well-versed in all the basics (both in individual offense and defense, but more importantly: team offense and team defense) is the most pure expression of friendship that I know.

Think about it: friendships are about having each others' backs (if one guy gets past your teammate, rotate over on defense to help) and trust (once you rotate, another teammate will rotate over to cover your spot). Also you know someone well enough to know when they are better off with some space (Jon is highly efficient with the ball in the post) and when to give them a helping hand (Bryan likes a screen to get open for a shot). It's about helping your friends when you see they're struggling ("Don't think about the miss, just shoot") and congratulate them when they do well (a slap to the butt is always appropriate).

There's no jealousy or envy. Teammates are more than happy to ride each other's hot streaks, because it contributes to the whole team. On a fast break, no one cares who ends up with the ball and scores, the team wins either way.

But there's a difference when you have a team with people that play like they have to prove something, like the fact that they are the best person on that court. There's tons of bad shots taken and bad possessions. Distrust breeds distrust and soon you have a group of people not wanting to pass because they know they won't get it back. I think it's an ideal metaphor for a group of people working together who don't work as a team. You end up with a train wreck because of a few people who want things their way all the time.

Morale of the story: the whole is greater than the sum of the parts... so go find friends who play basketball as a team, and go win (while having tons of fun) .... then apply it to real life. Win-Win situation! Now you know why we're called Ballers in Arms.

Everything2 Why you should use pencils instead of pens (idea)

"Pencils are infinitely better than any pen. Go through your pencil holder right now and remove all the pens which do not belong there any way because naming rights! That said, the beauty of the pencil lies in its base interaction with the user. When one gets hold of a pencil, its capacity to be used must be formed by you the user. It then becomes your own. Its relative sharpness or dullness reflects your own personality. Some uptight types insist on it being perpetually sharp and long. Others are more deliberate about their pencil point, some run it down to the ground before sharpening again. As one who draws with a pencil I prefer to slowly whittle down the sharp point from use until it reaches a perfect balance of dullness to sharpness ratio which makes for the absolute best medium in which sketching and shading can be accomplished.

The length of one's pencil is another customizable feature notably absent from any decent pen (jerry rigging aside). Most prefer a decent length, while of course the 3/4 to 1/2 length being ideal. I enjoy using the pencil until the very edge of the eraser metal. I can gauge easily my usage of this particular implement and the many adventures we have been through, notes in class, doodles on the margins, sketches of trees in the park, or simple notes about grocery shopping. The pencil not only engaged in these activities of my daily life, but it accompanies me along with my journeys where ever I happen to go.

The pencil sustains scratch marks from wear and tear, indentations made by finger nails during boring lectures, and teeth marks while cramming for finals. Sometimes I draw pictures with my thumbnail, patterns or even words. All of these marks remain, although inevitably it is erased and turned into shavings as its use weighs on the graphite clay mixture within it.

The eraser is a personality unique to each individual pencil, some work wonderfully leaving clear paper behind while others do nothing but smear. This is a clear advantage of the pencil however, erasing allows one to tinker with the drawing or the written word until it comes out as desired. The pencil is forgiving and will allow you to fully express yourself. The color of the marks it makes are far more beautiful than any left by ink. Its marks may be light, heavy and dark and everything inbetween, a flexibility the pen greatly lacks in its entrapped black (or blue) and white world.

Our love for the pencil has lead us to construct special homes for them, the pencil holder. Recently invaded by assortments of pens, markers and highlighters, the pencil shares this home reluctantly comfortable in the knowledge of its true purpose. While formally shaved with a simply knife, we have seen fit to construct special machines specifically for the purpose of sharpening them. We called these "pencil sharpeners". The classic hand crank we all remember from elementary school. More recent bastard electric varieties have crept in, robbing our youth of the beautiful experience of examining the interior workings of the human powered machine. But luckily, the personal and transportable sharpener will likely always be the same razor blade based system.

The pencil is so ubiquitous that I no longer even purchase them any more. I find them on the ground on sidewalks, in buildings or left on tables. I pocket every one and bring them home to be used whenever the current friend meets its inevitable end. This always brings a sort of sentimentality to the pencil, some where on its journey it was abandoned specifically in order to meet me. Our fates were intertwined. It becomes a friend. Its hexagonal shape allows for more enjoyable fiddling than a boring circular pen could ever allow. The pen is sterile, indifferent, uniform and boring. The pencil is the durable friend, comfortable, fun, as changing as you are, and as reflective of your own person. The pencil is beautiful" - aswerfawf



The Lore of the Last Stand

Being a lover of history, I was on wikipedia for a few hours today jumping around links when I got to a subject that I couldn't stop thinking about. What is it about a last stand that pulls so strongly on the human emotion? Is it because a band of brothers sacrifice themselves to save the lives of others? Or is it because these men would rather die on their feet than live on their knees? I think it's amazing because these people have found something worth dying for. And really, what is a life worth if you have nothing to live for? One last stand in particular stands out the most to me, and I'll get to that at the end. The last stands by the Spartans at Themopylae, the Texans at the Alamo, and Brits/French at the Dunkirk evacauations all had the same thing in common. They delayed the enemy so that their comrades could re-gather and fight. They sacrificed their lives with a strong faith that victory was sure to follow. And in those three cases, they did win: The Greeks allied to defeat the Persians, the Texans beat the Mexicans, and the Allies took back France from Germany. But the story of the South Vietnamese 18th Division really makes me want to tear up out of sadness and pride in these soldiers. The difference in their last stand is that they knew they were going to lose. There was no hope left. Political strife tore apart the Southern government, and the Americans had deserted. They lost their homes and families, the only thing they had left was the rifle in their hands and the buku balls in their pants and by God they were gonna use them. The majority of them must have been like 18-21 years old. And I'm a 23 year old wondering whether I should buy Medal of Honor or Call of Duty :/

Here's their story from Wikipedia

The 18th Division was an infantry division in the III Corps of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN). The U.S. Military Assistance Command Vietnam considered the 18th as undisciplined and was well known throughout the ARVN for its "cowboy" reputation. In 1975 the 18th was made famous as the only ARVN division that stood fast and refused to surrender before Saigon fell.

During the last major battle of the Vietnam War, the vastly out numbered 18th Division stood and fought at Xuan Loc, 38 miles north of Saigon. This battle is considered the epic last stand of ARVN forces, where the 18th earned the name "The Supermen". It was commanded by General Le Minh Dao, a smart, conservative and emotional commander. The 18th made a defiant apocalyptic last standagainst communist forces in Xuan Loc, a city strategically important for intersecting five main routes. The fierce fighting raged for two weeks. The 18th Division, outnumbered 7:1 by the Vietnam People's Army (VPA) forces, all but destroyed three VPA divisions before finally was overwhelmed by superior numbers. The division was forced to evacuate from the city on April 21, 1975, nine days before thefall of Saigon. Upon learning the 18th had lost "Xuan Loc" that afternoon at 3:00pm President Nguyen Van Thieu made a tearful televised speech that was broadcast around the world in which he blamed the United States for abandoning South Vietnam; he closed the speech by resigning the presidency. The 18th was finally destroyed while defending Bien Hoa Air Base.

There's also stories of airmen that fought until the end. The majority of Air Force planes stripped their planes of armaments and deserted to Thailand or American carriers, but some took off with a full payload and attacked the enemy until they were shot down.

This is a picture of two soldiers from the 18th.

I think what's more amazing about the 18th that they had that reputation for being mavericks. It goes to show you that no matter what other people think of you, if you know you're right, just do what you do. There's always an opportunity for redemption. You'll get your respect and your actions will echo in eternity.

Rest easy brothers, you're free now.

Lamborghini Sesto Elemento

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Thanks for reading, i don't care if you were bored =P

0-100 in 2.5seconds!? I'll take 3!

Fast Don't Lie

LMFAO! HAHAHah! last seconds killed me hahah.

Lightning Fast

That's why the Chinese would win in a game of Ninja

Chicken Nuggets are made from this pink goop. Looks like ice cream, yum!

Chicken Nuggets Are Made From This Pink Goop

"This is mechanically separated chicken. Chickens are turned into this goop so we can create delicious chicken nuggets and juicy chicken patties. It's obscenely gross and borderline alien but it's not going to stop me from eating nuggets. They're too good.

The process works a little something like this:

There's more: because it's crawling with bacteria, it will be washed with ammonia, soaked in it, actually. Then, because it tastes gross, it will be reflavored artificially. Then, because it is weirdly pink, it will be dyed with artificial color.

Yeah, that's just disgusting. But I can't shake my roots. I'm a chicken nugget fan (and all around fast food guy) for life."

DELICIOUS! Seriously looks like strawberry ice cream.

There's a new movie coming out tomorrow

The movie is called The Social Blog. Here is their advertisement I saw on the freeway the other day. If you don't get it... click here

Thank You Namu!

Yeah, I'll say it! I love Timberlake!

Latte Break #3 Vol. 1

Inspired by Paper Planes, if you guys ever forget the link to the blog, make sure to come to the blog and click on this link:

Here's a screenshot in case you don't know what it looks like:

If you need to look for something on the internets, click on this link: It's very helpful because there are a lot of links that can help you.

Remember to e-mail your friends and chat all the time. I heard it is a popular thing to do. Also, make sure to comment on everything, everywhere in facebook. You might make your friends sad if you don't!

Be sure to e-mail me about this! I may not know about it. Okay now... who's up for some Fantastic Basketball?

Signed "Do you have an e-mail? We can chats!" - Tonster

Places I want to go to

These are places that I need to go to before I die

Hong Kong
Iwo Jima

That's all I can think of at the moment. I typed this out spontaneously, but looking at the list now, I can see how my brains works. As you can see, I am a huge history buff. I want to go to sites of ancient civilization, modern civilization, and WWII sites lol . I guess I also want to go to some nice isolated tropical places, like Tahiti.

Places I need to go to again:


There were things here that I didn't do that I really want to do if I can go again. I'd make Rome a pilgrimage this time, because last time I was like only 19. I'd love to go do things in Vietnam and see what it's like being a local and have some fun. When I was there I'd usually only stay with family and so I didn't get out much. Amsterdam.... well pretty obvious why. And Zurich, I didn't get the chance to appreciate Swiss culture, the part where they get to use certain "machines" to put holes into their cheese. And every male Swiss gets one of these machines for free and the government encourages them to practice these skills!

What places do you guys want to go to?

Willy Bob's Book Club

By popular demand, I have chosen another remarkable novel by Khoa Ngo Dinh Pham for this fall's reading...

Tranny Rendezvous
feat. BiA's 401k

"A throw up in your mouth must read!"
-Chicago Tribune

Get your personal copy today at your local 99 Ranch Market!

Question of the week:
Paramount Pictures is interested in turning this novel into a movie. Can you come up with a better title?


Went to Chilis today and ordered chicken crispers. The crispy layer on the outside didn't seem to be as crispy as it usually was, but whatever, I was hungry so I just kept on eating. The fries were great! & The honey mustard was delicious as always (for some reason it reminded me of McDonald's honey mustard more than ever). But then out of the corner of my eye I spotted something disturbing on the plate... a piece of the chicken that I cut up was clearly uncooked, not undercooked but uncooked. If things couldn't get worse, I swear there was a fry that looked like it was bit... but I didn't bring that up to my waitress. Waitress took back the plate, manager came out and asked if there was anything else we wanted, got a free basket of fries. and of course, they didn't charge us for the chicken crispers. The waitress came by and apologized sincerely as if it were her fault, made me feel bad so i tipped her $3........ wait a sec..... SOB! FK Salt! She got me, she got me good!

Blended Thai Tea tastes like Thai Tea...but colder =]

Tonster's Brain Sneeze #1 Vol. 1

It's 3:54am in the morning... getting my daily dose of BiA and Paper Planes during a quick break. Reading through the many blogs reflecting on topics of interest from my fellow AP peers, it made me ponder. I've been a long time reader of this blog and PaPla (as I call it... I mean I can't call it P.P. haha). It was at this point when I caught myself grinning that it made me realize a few things. I enjoy reading and getting a glimpse of the lives of the contributors of these blogs. In ways, I get to connect with them on a more personal level... topics of hardships, anticipation, and just humorous observations.

Like leaves changing in the fall, likewise, has a lot of you guys and myself. However, the one thing I desire to keep consistent is my desire to stay close to my AP family. Some of you may have noticed my absence lately or my lack of involvement. I'm at a crucial period of finding myself and making good on the words that I have spoken to a few. Given my recent opportunities, I really hope to change that. So hopefully to bore you less... here's what's going on in my life (Hopefully I'm not cramping your style J.Frosty! You inspire me!):

School: I'm still in school. With Kat attending the same school as me, higher tuition and more budget cuts, apartment rent, expensive textbooks, and the competitive nature of my major and desired career, I'm taking baby-steps. From 2005-2008, I've been out due to a severe medical condition and prolonged re-cooperation from my last surgery. Sadly, health-wise, med-school is out of the picture. My body's too weak to endure it. Currently to compensate, I've been doing research, interning, and applying to small scholarships. I hope to start applying to Pharmacy school in the next two years.

Work: Full-time: Shift Lead Supervisor @ Starbucks. I work near 35 hours a week. Part-time: Mobile DJ. I do HS dances, parties, and if I'm lucky, warmer or down toners for clubs. On the side: I sell a load of things on eBay/Amazon for quick cash.

Love Life: I don't kiss and tell. Haha. I am actively dating for fun. I'll go on random dates when I have the time. Given my hectic schedule, I can't afford a full-time girlfriend right now nor have I found a qualified one. Some of you guys suspect I'm still dating Ann. We still hangout and see each other but we're not in a relationship. Ladies read: The Tonster's still single! haha.

Activities: I'm currently taking interest in mixed martial arts after a friend introduced me to his gym. Status: Getting my butt kicked! XD Add in a couple of nights of bar hopping and hiphop dance sessions and that's about it!

There's always time to elaborate but I hope that by opening up a little, it'll kickstart to what I hope will be an awesome fall season 2010! I look forward to seeing you guys more often and as always, you guys rock!

Signed "Gah I'm running late for work! It's 4:25am and I have to be there @ 5am!" - Tonster

J.Frosty Update

Been awhile since i've done an update on my own life.
First things first, some reading music =]
Big Bang - "Always"

Spent a hell of a lot of money on clothes, normally never this much. Surprisingly enough I didn't get in trouble, guess my dad understands that I usually never buy clothes and that I don't fit in pretty much any of my old clothes anymore. I have absolutely no buyer's remorse from anything i've bought though =]. & i had a lot of fun in the fitting rooms! Thanks for helping me pick Ladies.


Watched "How I met your mother" which is a great show with an all-star cast. I know 3 of the 5 main characters from previous shows and movies. Neil Patrick Harris is hilarious in this show! I still can't believe he's gay... oh well! Starting season 5. Thanks for getting me to watch this show Rachel.


Found out that i'm 5'10" and 183lbs with below normal sugar levels. That's the result from a blood test, I'm below normal even when i had breakfast! But funny thing is that i'm still technically obese lol. "What!? how am i still obese!?!?" Doctor said it's nothing to worry about because i'm very "muscular and fit", please doctor...I know, i was just kidding ;P. Whoop There it is yall! =].


Lots of video games are coming out that I would've pushed old women out of the way to get, but not anymore. I'm not saying i don't play anymore, it's just that I don't play as much as I use too. Idknow what it is, but I just really lost my passion for video games after soooooooooooooooooooooo much Call of Duty & Battlefield. I haven't even bought Halo:Reach =X!!!!!!! Maybe it'll pass, maybe not...


-Royal Oaks Park is complete with Lights. Game time!
-Loki is getting bigger
-No longer looking to buy PS3. Sorry boys
-Friend committed suicide...
-Close Friend's cat (the only one i've ever loved) died =[
-Starcraft 2 is fun
-She is even more fun

Skool day 1: TuTh 11:40-7:50....jeeeeeeeezz
Math: My teacher says OK like it's the period or comma in a sentence. I'd keep count but it's nearly impossible without a clicker.
Political Science: I am actually looking forward to this class. The professor seems like he knows the subject as well as how to teach. And when it's a classroom of +150 students I have to give him props.
3 hour break: tried to nap but a hobo woke me up with his ranting and complaining... to a dog
Econ for Engineers: IDKnow cause the SOB didn't show up...

Other than that life is pretty much the same old. Sound boring to you? Too bad!...I LOVE it!

Bosco Tech is a Family


Don't mess with Bosco Brotherhood, we look out for one another. Doesn't matter who you are, you could be the principal, it doesn't matter who, you mess with one of us, you mess with all of us. I think that's good?

LMAO my high school is getting buck wild!

Ricki Magnum Opus

I hope you're still reading this blog Rick, because this one's for you. You were a fun guy and I wish we can hang out again next summer! Love you bro! No homo I swear

'I like girls faggit! - Rick'
- Andy
We working on translating 50 Cent's Candy Shop in Vietnamese. Unfortunately we only finished about 60% before he went back to Dutchland. So I did the rest solo. I'm able to rap this in Viet in my head, but I stutter when I try to rap for real lol. Some lines are translated literally, and the meaning is lost in translation haha.

WARNING: PG-13 material (PG-7 material in Netherlands)

Ơ Hơ
Rất Xét Xi

Anh dem em đi đến tiệm kẹo
And cho em líêm cây kẹo
Cú đi đi em đừng nhừng
Tiếp tục tới chúng chố đúng, lâu!

Em dem anh đi đến tiệm kẹo
Anh thử một miếng cái này
Em làm anh tiêu hết tìên
Tiếp tục tới chúng chố đúng, lâu!

Em có thể làm cách em, thì múôn cách nào
Em xúông đây không, hay là anh phải đẩy lên ?
Nhiệt độ lên, ô kê, chúng mình đi vòng tíêp
Sàn nhảy đông , nóng nhu bình trà

Anh sẽ giải nghỉa cho em, chuyện dễ dàng
nếu em là **** , thì anh là ****
Trong khách sạn , hoặc ghế sau xe thuê
Ở bãi biển hoặc công viên, cái gì em múôn

Anh có cây ma gíc , anh là bắc sĩ tình yêu
Anh làm bạn em chọc về điều em yêu anh
Có muốn chỉ anh èm làm như thế nào , không vấn đề
Leo lên rồi nhẩy như xê lô rai-đơ
Anh có kinh nghiệm khi nói đến việc này
sau khi đổ mồ hôi thì em được chơi với cây
Anh đang cố gắng giải thích cho em hiểu
Anh tan ra trong miệng em, không phải trong tay (Ha Ha)


Những gì mình làm (những gì mình làm)
Và nơi mình làm (và nơi mình làm)
Cách gì mình làm (cách gì mình làm)
Là bí mật của anh và em

Đưa đây cho anh, tốt và chặm
Leo lên trên, cưỡi như em trên con ngựa
Em chưa bao giờ nghe âm thanh như thế này
Vì anh không bao giờ đặt như thế này
Ngay sau đi qua cửa, em cởi quần của anh
Giống như thi đua ai cởi quần áo nhanh hơn
(no idea how to translate this line)
Làm tôi nghĩ về mông đó sau khi tôi đã đi
Tôi sờ chố đúng lúc giờ đúng
Đèn bật hay là tắt, co ầy thích từ phía sau
Rất quyến rũ, bạn phải xem cô ấy múa
Hông cô trong chuyển động chậm lúc mình xay
Nếu cô không ngùng, thì tôi không ngùng
Ướt với mồ hôi, nó bật lên và nhảy
Tất cả rượu, chai theo chai
Mình sẽ uống cho đến khi bọt hết


New Inspiration

I got bored so i drew something.

"6:12 AM"
Completed 9/16/10

2.5 hours over a week.
A whole lot of work and all that's gonna happen
is that it's gonna get rolled up and thrown in the
tube with the rest of the drawings -_-


20 Voices

This guy is great, Give it a listen!
-DeStorm Power-

Music titled "The River"!

Good Charlotte Ft. M.Shadows & S.Gates from A7x - The River

Noel Gourdin - The River

Lyfe Jennings - The River


Good Times Ahead

I'm awestruck by the feelings I get when I read Paper Planes. The stories they tell really bring out emotion and theres such a strong connection within these stories. Then I realize I haven't really done that at BiA too often. Probably due to a misconception that a manly isn't supposed to be emotional. Well I used to think that way, but now I have seen the light. Exhibit A: A juiced-up man on 'roid rage is full of testosterone, and he must obviously be feeling something as he smashes everything he sees into oblivion. If he has the right to have feelings, so do I.

The only thing on my mind tonight is the hope for Thieu Nhi this year. The San Clemente camp was a great way to wrap up the summer. I've gotten to know many people better this summer for sure. Some people think of me as an easy-going goofy guy who throws himself and his dignity out there for entertainment, but I really much more enjoy getting to know people through intimate conversations rather than through an exchange of jokes. I bring that up because I've had a paradigm shift as a Huynh Truong in recent years. I used to think that to get people to come to Thieu Nhi, you had to go have fun activities and get everyone to hang out and have a good time. Although those things are essential, within the last year I've realized that you hook them for life if you can gain their trust in you.

I think you get through to them not by teaching ideals or by playing fun activities but by putting yourself out there and gaining their trust. You can do that by getting to know people pass the surface, not being judgmental, by being patient with people's shortcomings, by believing in their potential to be great, and by expecting nothing in return. Sometimes they do give you nothing in return, but thats okay. Overall you get a whole community of great people who are supportive of one another. Of course I'm talking about the Nghia Si/Hiep Si, because it has always been my belief that the teenagers are the lifeblood of Thieu Nhi. It made me a little bit discouraged when I switched from Nganh Truong of NS to Thieu, but now it excites me, because I get kids a little bit before the teen years. Because its harder to talk to teenagers when they've already decided Thieu Nhi is lame and a waste of time. Sort of like playing Call of Duty Modern Warfare on very hard difficuly. It's frustrating when you keep getting shot down when you turn the same corner over and over again. Or you're approaching from a safe distance and all of a sudden you're sniped and you don't know what happened. But miraculous conversions do happen sometimes, eh Andy (not TN wise, I'm referring how you went from fat to fit)

I've also thought about what should be a HT's true source of inspiration? At training camp they tell you that you need to have a true love for God in order to teach the kids in the best manner. I think that's totally true, but can't it also be okay for the reverse? How about having a true love for the kids which encourages me to get to know God better, so that I can teach the kids about God? In both cases, you end at the same distination: a stronger individual faith and a stronger TN community.

Anyway, I am really excited for this year! More fun, more learning, more jokes, more people, more food, and more Magnifikool!