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Maria Tolentino Goldstein

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  1. XD I'll one-up you and see if you can pronounce my middle and last names (83 appropriately enough are Thai and Laotian) Middle Name: Nuthitia Last name: Sipayboun XD i'll leave my first name up to the imagination but it's not hard since it's a latin name. :3 good luck
  2. I can let go of other people's typos, misspellings, etc. as long as they are not in legal/professional documents (if it's an attorney or any licensed professional who misspells, shame on him/her!). What I cannot stand is the mispronunciation of a name even when it has already been pronounced for the person. I am the only Asian in the office where I work. I get really irritated whenever I hear the name Nguyen pronounced "Nuwen." Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I pronounce it as I see it. Ngu-yen. These people always pronounce the nasalized ng when they use the gerund form of a verb.
  3. Drat, I don't watch AS on weeknights (I'm usually watching news channels by that time)! Maybe this Saturday they'll show it (only day [or night] I watch AS)?
  4. Oh yeah, Otakon attendees at BWI hotels! BWI hotels are nice and quiet, and I notice a number of really well-behaved Otakon attendees (some are even whole families! I remember riding with a family [mother, father, daughter] on the Marriott shuttle one night, since the daughter was going either to the Rave or to the Masquerade [? the cosplay event at night]) around those hotels...well, at least the Marriott ones, since I dealt with attendees who stayed at the different Marriott hotels. My son and I stayed at the Residence Inn last year, but this year we will be staying at the Towneplace Sui
  5. Understood. That duty...is paramont for a parent. Totally understandable. I personally have been wanting to see who you are:) We should definitely say "Hi" at least once lol. There's still the singles meetup, right? You'll easily know who I am by my hair (mahogany and very long, goes past my behind. My back will have to be turned, though, for you to see that. Again, do not look for a 47 year old lady because I don't look it) and the teenager beside me. And, since I'm Asian, look for an Asian girl with a half-breed Asian boy beside her. I would put on my zills and play a line
  6. Understood. That duty...is paramont for a parent. Totally understandable. I personally have been wanting to see who you are:) We should definitely say "Hi" at least once lol.
  7. Most likely in my case, I'll stop by the meeting place just to say "Hi" again. While I know that once we enter the BCC my son will leave me to go to the panels or video screenings he wants to go to, I still have a duty to be inside the BCC. After all, my son is only thirteen and, as his parent, I have to make sure that he is okay. I will not exit the BCC while he is there.
  8. If they're close-minded, there won't be any getting through to them. You cannot change a closed mind. If they're open-minded enough, fine, their horizons will be broadened; however, if their minds are so closed up to only those things that they like and they won't allow any room for something different, then the heck with them, they shouldn't go to a convention and keep complaining. There will always be others who will go because of the word of mouth that gets to them from those with open minds.
  9. LOL, don't be sorry, it was more of a reinforced point rather then an idea. A "Singles Event" is another type of label. And like having the word Single put on a person's clothing, the event has that same attribute.
  10. Batman that starred Adam West and the other older Batman series (the type shown in those old Nickelodeon type cinemas) where Robin's hair looked like ice cream and the enemy was an Asian guy. It was followed by others like the Green Archer, Black Commando, etc. Superman with George Reeves was also a favorite. There was also Lost in Space and The Green Hornet. And I shouldn't forget the Tarzan series with Ron Ely. Three Stooges, Laurel and Hardy, The Lucy Show (the one with Gale Gordon as Mr. Mooney. Ironically, I saw I Love Lucy in my late twenties, not when I was a kid), Dennis th
  11. Agreed. New questiona arise: How do men define a connection? How do women define a connection? How does one "make" a new connection? How do we increase the frequency of new connections? (Naturally and unnaturally occurring) Off tangent questions: -What are somethings women are naturally interested in? (Could be non dating also) -Is wearing a sticker saying that your single and looking tacky? -A friend of mine (female) said she posted a dating add on craigslist and gets flooded with real requests from real men. When I post a request, all I get is manipulative heartbreakin
  12. I agree with all of the above posts about the convention. If you don't like it just because it's not the guest that you hoped for, not the panels you hoped for, then just don't go. Others who will appreciate what is lined up for the convention will go to the con (I remember months ago, when I took my son to the local Game Stop and he was looking for a Gundam game, I mentioned SRW when I saw the SD Gundam one. The guy who was helping us started talking about SRW. When we were paying for the game, he continued talking to me about SRW, and I mentioned that I just liked the group that did the
  13. When is that going to be? If I'm available, I'm in. I can't bring a boombox, though, since I travel light and I'm at the BWI area (I wouldn't want to be carrying a boombox on the light rail).
  14. 47? Again, however, I will emphasize that I don't look it, so you might not spot me.
  15. One thing nice about working for the government is the benefit package. As long as you've proven yourself to be a good worker, your supervisor does not have a problem with leave. Fortunately for me, August 8 is an alternate work schedule day (I get every fourth Friday off. Having this benefit depends on the agency that you work for, though), so I don't have to request leave. I just requested my leave for Thursday the 3rd of July (two days from now), Thursday the 10th and Monday the 14th (a week from now?). July 11 is a fourth Friday, so I am off on that day (needed the 10th to the 14th fo
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