May 5, 2010

Yet another update!

So far my blog has consisted on just updates.  Don’t worry, I plan to remedy that very very soon!  I’ve been very busy and I apologize.  Here’s a quick update:

  • I have updated my “About” page.  You can now see my resume in two formats: .docx or PDF
  • I have also gotten hold of new pins.  Please see my pin trading page and click on the Flickr link to see the new additions.

New posts are coming soon!  Please check back.

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April 25, 2010

An update on pin trading!

Thank you everyone for visiting my blog!  I never knew that there are still a lot of pin traders out there!

I have made a dedicated page on my blog just for pin trading.  Please click on the tab marked “Pin Trading!” to see my collection.  I will be updating that page often so please keep checking back.

Happy trading!

April 22, 2010

Pin Trading while Volunteering for the Olympics

Pin trading is hailed as the “unofficial sport” of the Olympic Games.  Naturally, I became crazy for pins.  I ended up collecting up to 100+ pins throughout my time as a volunteer for VANOC.  According to our Volunteer guide-book, it is frowned upon to trade pins while on shift.  However, everyone still ended up trading!

Anyways, here are some of the pins I have collected:

There are 5 pins in this set. The skier, snowboarder, hockey player, figure skater, and the center "1 Year-To-Go" pin

There are 8 pins in this set. The pin at the top is part of another media set. I am also looking for the pin board that comes with the set!

It's hard to see but the dogs have little chains attached to them.

There are only 2010 sets available. This pin set is numbered at 0141.

The left pin has a glow in the dark moon.

These pins are my traders. I am willing to trade these pins for other ones!

So there you have it, a small taste of what I collected.  If you’re still willing to trade, contact me!  I am still looking for some more  pins to help me finish some of my sets.  Of course, I’m in love with Quatchi so anything with him would be awesome!

***EDIT*** I’ve been getting visitors asking about the rest of my pin collection.  Here is the link to my Flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/polaris27/sets/72157623787706335/

April 21, 2010

Vancouver 2010, I miss you!

The Olympic Games held in Vancouver have been over for a while now and I still miss it.

At first, I was very cynical about the whole thing. Cars weren’t allowed in certain areas of the city so VANOC didn’t leave any choice but for the public to use Translink. Naturally, I thought that using the transit system was going to be very slow and annoying. Also, I thought I wasn’t going to be able to participate at all because tickets to any of the events being held in the city was immediately sold out. Basically, I thought I was going to be stuck at home watching something monumental happening that was just 20 kilometres away from me.

Luckily, a friend mentioned to me that VANOC was still looking for volunteers with one week to go before the start of the Games. He, himself was lucky enough to become a last-minute volunteer driver. He was able to drive delegates in a brand new VANOC SUV. I thought it was a pretty cushy job so I applied online right away. Days went by and I decided to call the volunteer workforce phone line to ask about my application. One hour of muzak later, I was given a phone interview right away. They immediately offered me a job as a Load Zone Attendant at the Main Media Centre. I gladly accepted it.

Throughout the Games, I was mostly stationed in the downtown core of Vancouver. The city has been hailed from time to time as a no-fun zone and the Olympics turned that around. There were several free events that happened throughout the Games. These free events proved to be so successful that there were seven hour line-ups. SEVEN! Yet, people still had smiles on their faces. Also, during every shift, I got to see thousands of people always smiling, always laughing, and having a great time. Whenever Canada won a gold medal, impromptu sing-a-longs of the national anthem occurred everywhere. As long as one guy starts singing, you’ll get ten more people joining in. It always sounded great to hear even if they were all off-key!

I can proudly say I was a part of the 2010 Olympics. I saw first-hand how the Games transformed the entire city throughout the two weeks. That is what I miss most about the Games.

Olympics, I miss you. Come back again some day!

April 20, 2010

New Blog, New Post

I have finally switched to a new blog! My last one was on Xanga and I have blissfully decided to abandon it.  I now turn to my new venture!

I will be blogging about my various volunteering opportunities.  Of course, if it is possible, I will first ask permission to blog about the job.  I will also try to use pseudonyms if I have to mention names.  I don’t want to get in trouble!

Some upcoming post includes the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, SFU Balding for Dollars, and SFU Relay for Life.  Stay tuned!

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