Oh man, this past weekend has been the best ever!

Friday:
     We left around 8:30 and arrived at Motel 6 (30 minutes away from our destination) at 2 in the morning.

Saturday:
     We woke up around 8, got ready and left around 9. We arrived at Universal Studios and got to park in the Frankenstein Parking Garage.
     Once we parked, we immediately went straight to City Walk. A band was getting ready to perform and I was instantly in love. We didn't stay long enough to find out who they were though, but honestly, they sounded amazing! Lol. Music = love.
     When the gates open, we headed in, got our super awesome Gate A passes and went straight to our first destination: The House of Horrors. It was really scary! Kjn kept laughing at up because Kim and Jen screamed the loudest. I hid behind Kim who hid behind Jen who hid behind Kjn. After that was over, we went to a bunch of other attractions such as The Mummy Ride (times 2), Jurrassic Park ride (which I got SOAKED on. I love the theme song by the way), The Simpsons Ride (times 2 plus is my favorite!), Terminator 2: 3D (Reallyy good), Shrek 4D (ehh, okay attraction), Universal's Animal Actors (pretty awesome), and Water World (which was pretty cool, especially seeing all of those tv show actors).
     The last thing we went on was the Studio Tour. That was hecka cool! Pretty fun too. Oh yea, we got the all you can eat pass also. I ate so much food... I feel so bloated and stuff. Bleh! I think that I'll be good with food for a few more days now...
     After Universals, we went back to City Walk and did some shopping. I got to buy a Sharks Pennant! Yes! I also got to see The Quiet perform. They're really good! I ended up buying their 2 CDs. After all that excitement, Kjn took us to the Hollywood stars place. It was cool. We got to see all the stars, plus the Chinese theater thing where movie stars watch movie premiers at and have their hand prints cemented to the ground. Pretty awesome! We also stopped by High Voltage Tattoo where LA Ink is located at. Kat Von D wasn't there, but KJn got pictures with Khoi and Aubrey. We also went to the back parking lot and took a pic of the mural of the crew in the back.
     We were pretty much exhausted by then so Kjn decided to drive to a hotel to rest up. We ended up going to the Marriott or something. The room was hecka nice!

     The next morning, we woke up around 9, went down for some complementary breakfast and went back up, got ready and headed out. The ride home was 5 or so straight hours. We had some sunflower seeds to occupy our time. We also played the alphabet game and some scenario games. Those were really fun. It passed the time by hecka quickly.
     When we got to Gilroy, we stopped by Sonics for lunch and headed home. We got home around 3:30, we stopped by Jen's Parent's house first, then I drove my mom's car (with Kim) back home. It's not that bad! lol.
     So Kim just chilled at my house for about an hour, then her dad picked her up. After she left, I did some homework, then took a nap for 2 hours. Now, I'm "finished" with my part of homework. Time to sleep!!!
     -Banhzaii

*It seems as though uploading pics aren't working right now. I'll try again tomorrow if anything.
 
 
     I've had a pretty eventful day yesterday.
     I went to Veggielution and harvested 2 buckets of favah beans. My favorite! Lol. Then, I got to work the wash station with Will again. It seems as if everyone had left that morning. There were about 4 workers, but in the end, it was just Will and I left. So him and I worked the wash station and got talking again. I find out new things about him everyday! i love talking to Will, we tend to get into some pretty intellectual conversations also.
     After Veggielution, I was about to hang out with Marissa, but she got called into work last minute. Darn! We were gonna go to Carmel by the Sea also! Instead, I just went home and cleaned my car and my mom's car. I just chilled at home after that, picked up my brothers and attempted to do some reading for polisci.
     Around 4, I left to go meet up with the juniors at school. We went to St. John's for supper. Yum!!! That place never fails. We were all pretty rushed so we scarfed down our burgers and fries and bolted home. I got a little lost, but thanks to Allyson's droid, we made it to Cotillion practice just in time. This practice was pretty much a fail. Not everyone was there, plus the people who were there were part of the jazz band and they had a concert that same night. So basically, we were left with 3 pairs plus I. We went over the basic steps and reviewed what we learned, then we also learned the Sandwhich contrere (the other sandwhich) and the half sweep (?). Practice ended early since there was no point in furthering on.
     Instead of going home, we all ended up going to watch the Jazz performance. The jazz band is realllyyy good. Let's see, after that, we just chilled, then Jen, Chris, Ferly, Dee, Axell, Kevin, Edward and I went to Nobhill. We hung out for a bit, but then I was starting to get real sleepy so I took Dee and Edward to school, and dropped off Kevin, Chris and Jen.
     When I got home, I did a few last minute things, showered, then went to bed.

     Today, I woke up and immediately began on homework. I think I got to about 3 articles/readings. I'm definitely bringing my laptop with me, hopefully I can get some homework done in solcal.
     I'm so excited for today! This is what I'm gonna do...
-Put away laundry
-Pack suitcase
-Pick up SBN Jen from work
-Possibly switch cars with father
-Probably hang out with SBN Jen or something
-Pick up Kim around 5ish
-Chill
-Wait for KJN
-GO TO UNIVERSAL STUDIOS!

Yeaaaaa. Haha. Anyways, I gotta go and pack now!
     -Banhzaii

p.s. refreshing my page will not magically produce more blogs, it only gives me more pageviews.. In less than 24 hours, my page views went up by 5 times! Amazing! Lolol
    
 
 
     Tuesday:
     Veggielution!!! Hehe, I look forward to going there every other day now. I feel as if this experience has been very empowering to me. Not only does it keep me occupied in the morning, it allows me to make a small difference by contributing about 2 hours of my morning to grow, plant, weed the vegetables and feed the worms. Today though, I helped reorganize the farm a bit so it's all in order... somewhat. Then I helped feed the worms by ripping up scraps of newspapers with Hailey. There were so many roaches, spiders and rollie pollies in that ditch... It was like a friken grave, but more shallow. I was frightened that I would have fallen in. Good thing I didn't! Afterwards, I helped this guy fertalize the plants. After that, I just headed home. I didn't get to work with Will today! Sadness.
     When I went home, I was planning to make some Macarons, but Carlos randomly texted me asking to hang out. It was around 12ish so I said that as long as we finish my 2, I'm totally fine with it. It took him till 1:30 to finally come over. We didn't have much time to do anything, so we just chilled in my room instead. We talked, watched TV, plays guitar hero, and (I) learned the guitar. Kim was supposed to show up at 2, but she ended up showing up around 3 or 4.
     I helped Kim out by being a "check point" for the Amazing Race (Kim style). So basically, all of her friends (5 groups) run around all of Milpitas to certain checkpoints, then do a task at the checkpoint and go to the next place, etc. My task was, "Sing Jessica a song, she loves Taylor Swift, Wicked, Journey and Grease." The first 3 teams all sang me Taylor Swift. The 4th team was awesome and sang me a mix up of Journey and Wicked. The last team sang Taylor Swift. Lol! It was really funny.
     After all the teams came and went, Carlos finally went home. I felt bad for having him stay for an extra hour while I was running up and down the stairs... So after he left, I had some downtime before Pizza, so I practiced This Modern Love - Bloc Party on guitar. I'm getting better! Lol.
     Pizza night was fun. We played Telephone and got some REALLY random results...It was fun nonetheless. After that, we headed to Darren's played some smash and talked about random days where we're gonna wear fanny packs, carry pokemon cards, and do what we would've done when we kids. We're gonna bring back the 90's! Haha. And maybe throw in a random TOGA day or something. This'll definitely be interesting.
    
     Today:
     I shaved my legs this morning! So smooth! Lol. Business was alright. I was really focusing on trying to stay awake that I didn't pay attention to her at all. I'm scared that maybe business isn't my thing. Ahh! I'm just so lazy! Bleh.
     Break! I went to Starbucks @ Target with the oh-so-lovely ikevyftw. I ordered a double chocolately chip. Craving: Satisfied. We then walked to Whole Foods and splurged on some derrrrisious mac n cheese, veggie potstickers, chowmein, and pulled pork (which I obviously didn't eat). We're such fatties. <3. We also bumped into An and Nazhat.
     I was getting serious blisters from my flats that I was breaking in, so I was basically limping everywhere because it was extremely painful. The things you do to look nice nowadays... Ouch. So, I went to class and I was going to ask Will for a bandaid. But then I got nervous so I chickened out! I just sat there! Blah.
     Class was fun today. The prof got 2 guys who just became friends in class to be an example today. He made them hold hands and asked them how they felt. They said fine at first, but then he said "if you guys saw each other outside of class and held hands, how would you feel?" Then they said uncomfortable. Proven point. We are conditioned to be homophobic in the slightest way. There's nothing wrong with holding hands, but we automatically associate hand holding with the term Gay. So, the prof showed us a sunday comic and it was about "Jeremiah's Last Song" and basically there's these 2 cowboys sitting around a campfire. Jeremiah is holding a guitar singing something like this, "I haven't seem a woman in weeks and yer startin to look pretty good". Next to the guy he is singing to is a prelit dynamite and a shotgun. The point is, the society laughs at this but is this really something you should laugh at because this cowboy is bisexual or gay? It also throws in violence meaning that if you're gay or bisexual, you are unaccepted in society.
     He also showed us a Bacardi news ad. The scene is basically the night life with city lights behind. In the middle, there is a circle with 3 men and 1 woman who is being carried at an uncomfortable situation by those men. In the background is a couple which symbolizes love. There is a huge Bacardi bottle in a phallic like state that is basically shoved up the girl's crotch area (because her legs are sorta open) and there is literally, white foam coming out. What this ad is basically saying is "If you drink this, you can get laid or gangbang a girl, or eventually fall in love". The power of ads. I feel as though we see ads like this everyday, but the message is so subliminal that it just passes through our minds, yet, we are conditioned to think about sex and romance and stuff. I don't know.. There was so much more we learned in class though. Definitely love this section in class though.
     After class, I packed my things and went up to Will and asked him if he had a bandaid. He was kinda like "uhh, wtf?" but he didn't have one. Darn, oh well. I did it right? I gave him a hug and then limped my way to class all joyful like and everything.
     I got a 15/20 on my quiz. Ehh, C..? I could've done better. Class was boring, Darren got me a bandaid, and we left early.
     Cotillion Practice today! Pretty successful. I hate that I keep forgetting the basics! Grr... My feet were definitely in pain though. After practice, Kristen, Jen, Jojo, Allyson and I went to Sendai for some supper. Yum! We had some money confusion but we got it all sorted out. So, I dropped everyone off at home and went home myself. I got done with 1 math homework and I practiced some guitar. Painful fingers! Ouchie! Maybe I'll do more math or something....
     -Banhzaii
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    Today was an interesting day. Let's just start off by saying that Darren got mad at me for something I simply stated. The reason why he got frustrated was because I brought up an issue that he didn't want to talk about. Instead of telling me the details, he just got angry with me. Eventually though, he apologized for being angry with me since I didn't know what was happening.
     Business was boring. I almost fell asleep. I went to the Polisci help session today! Donovan was like "Yay! You showed up!" and gave me a hug. Haha. TA's are so awesome. We just talked about the homework and stuff.
     Polisci was pretty fun today. I met a "new" guy today. I put new in quotes because I already sorta met him in one of my group discussions. But yea... We had group discussions, and then talked about oppression. Then my teacher was giving us two examples of oppression.
     The first one was where the parent was turning in her paper work to the teacher right before it was too late to turn it in. So basically, she’s at De Anza at night, and it’s almost 12. She goes to turn in her paper and this guy (who supposedly looks like my teacher, but is really my teacher) yells at her and calls her a “green snorky dork.” He basically just calls her that and that’s the end of the scenario. Then he asks her about what she felt and what she is going to do. She said that she was surprised, she would try to explain to the man (who might be on drugs) why she was there, then she was quickly go to her car, go home, and tell her husband, but, she wouldn’t report it the next day.             
     Second Scenario. She’s at school and everything doing her thing like before. But the same guy (not thinking about the snorky dork incident, and pretending it never happened) goes up to her and calls her a bitch. After that scenario, he asks her what she felt. She basically felt frightened and scared for her life. She was frightened that she would be raped. She would run to her car, go tell her husband, and possibly reporting it.
      Honestly, oppression surrounds us everyday. My teacher asked us “who is affect by sexism everyday?” I was one of the few who raised their hands. After telling this scenario, the same question popped up and almost 100% of the class raised their hands. You might think it doesn’t affect you, but think about it. I honestly will not go walking around at night by myself without a weapon or something, no matter how much strength or skill I may have. I’m afraid to even go to my car or take out the garbage at night. Yes, my neighborhood is a very safe neighborhood, but I have been conditioned to have that automatic fear for myself. I must admit though, if I was in the same situation she is in, my pride would take over and I would cuss out that asshole, and threaten to beat the crap out of him. That’s my initial response. Yes, I’d be shaking in my booties, but I would have probably done that.
     Deep shit huh? I love this polisci class. The only downfall; too much homework and stuff. I love the discussions we have, so deep, so meaningful.
     Anyways, it was pouring by the time we were finished with polisci. I was soaked by the time I got to math. Which, in the end, was boring of course. I fell asleep a few times. That quiz was hard though! I hope I did well.
     When I got home, I picked up Jen, went to her aunt’s house, picked up her car, and then let her drive, with the consent of her mother of course. I took her around the neighborhood, and then went to the DMV in Santa Clara. I just led her to a series of random roads and intersections. After that, I critiqued her as we headed home. We then switched cars, and I drove to Valley Fair to go shopping. We ended up buy skirts from Forever XXI! So cute! Then we went to American Eagle where I bought this expensive-ass dress. It’s so cute and I have a gift card, so it all balances out… right? We then decided to spend more money, so we went to tutti melon to buy some gelato. Nom nom! I got raspberry sorbet and she got nutella. Like last time! We sat outside Macy’s, enjoyed our frozen treat and discussed the issues around the world, especially oppression.
     After, we searched for a vintage store called Cross Roads, but it was closed. ONE DAY! The Adventures of Jenjen and Banhbanh ended by going to Axell’s getting him to submissively enter my car and having hours of random talk and singing. It was really nice. He eventually, finally let us in where we chilled for a few minutes until both our mommas (at the same time) called us to go home. Lol! So yea, Axell finally gave me prom pictures! Who wants some?
     I dropped off Jen, went home, showered, surfed the net, my internet is super slow for some reason, so now I’m blogging (on Microsoft Word) and I’m about to crash soon. Long, stressful, fun, exciting, random, day today. But in the end, Jen and I got skirts. Mission: Accomplished.
     -Banhzaii
 

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05/05/2010

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     A highly uneventful day... Business was boring. Had a midterm in Polisci, hopefully I did well. Almost fell asleep in math.
     I went to Jen's cotillion practice today. It didn't go as well because of the lack of focus. Too many people were talking and it was disappointing. But we did get some progress. I'm hoping for more participation next practice, and more focus and commitment.
     I didn't do much when I got home. My sister bought me new clothes so I got to try it on. So much!! <3 I have a new wardrobe! Sorta... It's all tops anyways, tanks to be exact. I gotta get ready for this weather! Anyways, I got to talk to my love, Jen, on the phone tonight. It was nice helping her out and everything. Satisfaction. Anyways, I can't wait till it's Kim's birthday!!!
     -Banhzaii
 
 
     Jen's droid kept sending the same tweet over and over again to my phone. The tweet was "I feel like this is the perfect time to say something... I'm so scared though! My fingers are shaking!" It seemed as though it only kept resending to my droid for some reason. So Jen and I came up with the conclusion, Jen's CougarDroid, Fabrizia, is in love with my Nerdy Droid, Dexter. She's trying to send him a sign. Lol! If we could get Allyson's BabyDroid in, we'll have a DroidThreesome!
     -Banhzaii
 
 
Friday:
     I woke up and did homework. Yay for me! I got distracted, but at least I got SOME done... right? Around 3:30PM, I hungout with Hieu. He picked me up and we visited the band kids at MIP. Around 4, we left and went to the theaters. KICK ASS! Omg, that movie is good! I totally did not expect it to be this great... and bloody. Lol.
     After, he dropped me home, I was going to hang out with Geoff, but he rescheduled to Tuesday so I just tried to do more homework.

Saturday:
    I woke up early and got ready to go to MHS for the very first meeting with Cosmo. I was super early when I got there so I wandered around for a bit, then I decided to just sit down. Next came Cosmo and his dance partner. I don't remember her name... lol. Then Jen, Allyson, and Kevin came. Axell came too but he had to leave early. So anyways, we had a small discussion with Cosmo, then we headed off to the L buildings so he could teach us a few moves. Kikay, Junette and Kirsten came later on and that was it. We started off with the salsa. We did the basic steps and eventually added in our hips. The salsa is supposed to be a nice flirty type dance. Next was the tango, which is a more seductive and serious dance. We did a few steps of that and just kept practicing. It was pretty fun. We got to partner with each other and practice our moves. All in all, it was really fun. Pretty dissappointing on how many people came though. There better not be that many next time or imma kick some ass.
     After practice, I called up Kim and we ended up going to the Blackbelt test really early. I didn't expect to be there at all! But we went anyways. We said HI to a bunch of people. I actually got to have a sit down convo with Danyelle. She's pretty cool to talk to.
     When testing was over and it was time to leave, I helped the Creamers set up a bit, then met up with Kim and Jen. We waited for a really long time before KJN could come out, but once he did, we immediately left. We went to Mongolian BBQ for lunch. Delish! I love how it is an all you can eat buffet. This is definitely a MUST GO TO place! You'd love it.
     After lunch, we went back to SCU and got out seats. VIP BABY! Lol. I felt so special! The show was alright. Demo team finally had a new routine! Its definitely better. The show ended around 9ish. I had to leave though, no conditioning unfortunately, but I'm sure they did great
     CONGRATS YOU GUYS! YOU DID IT! Many many red tops are coming in the future. I wish I was a part of them through the trainings though, C'est la vie.

Sunday:
     Ate pho with my dad and 2 brothers, no mama today... I basically just did some homework and met up with my teammates at De Anza to discuss what to do with our team and stuff. Not much happened, really.
     When I got home, I was just basically stressing out on hw. I have wayy too much! I gave up around 11 and headed off to sleep.

Monday:
     Bus10: Our team is #1 in our planet! Yay! But it doesn't mean we're #1 in our class.. which we aren't.
     Poli01: I went to the extra credit help session. The TA's are so cool! We stayed for about 20 minutes, but they gave us an hour worth of points. They also answered our questions and stuff. Class was pretty good. I was dozing off towards the end though...
     Math51: Midterm! I'm pretty sure I did really well on it. I mean, I HAVE to right? I already took that friken class. Lol
     When I got home, I decided to watch RENT. It's actually really good the second time! I liked it. I also decided to go take Karate today. Just did pad work and conditioning, argg I'm so out of shape. Bleh. I just watched some tv when I got home and slept.

Today, I was going to go to Veggielution, but I set my mindset that it was going to rain, so when I woke up, it wasn't raining... I ended up not going anyways.. I feel bad now. But I need rain boots! maybe I'll buy some when I go hang out with Geoff. Session with Brent today!
     -Banhzaii
 
 
Tuesday:
     I did almost nothing. I did glaze the cake though... I also went to Veggielution, but no one was there! After, I rushed over to De Anza to get my papers signed, but they didn't have it ready! So then, I rushed home (because it was already 2), quickly decorated my cake for Brent, then headed over for the session.
     He loved the cake, of course. Lol. Brent just did a body/muscle massage thing. It felt really nice, sorta painful though. It was really nice talking to him and getting to know him more. I don't think there was a spark or anything. Mainly because he's about 10 years older than me! I don't know though, we will see. Apparently, my cake covers 2 sessions, so I have one more chiropractic session next Tuesday, around 2.
     After the session, I went home, watched Definitely, Maybe, Picked up Jen, visited Kevin Luong, got my sunglasses from Frank, then went to pick up 2 large pizzas. After, we all went to Darren's house, turned on the Sharks game and enjoyed Pizza Night. We were placing bets, in the middle of that we somehow got to the topic of Angry Gorilla and Tunneling... LOL! You gotta love my friends.. In the end, SHARKS WON! YEA BITCHES! Lol.
     So Jen and I stayed there till 10 I believe? I took her home. Went home, and finished watching Definitely, Maybe.

Wednesday:
     School. UGHH!
     Didn't really do much when I got home... Around 6:30, Darren picked me up and we headed over to the Sushi Factory for Alex's birthday! I usually don't like sushi, but I had one of everything anyways. I think the sauce for certain ones made it taste a lot better.
     After, we went to Alex's and had some cake. They were playing Brawl and eventually, it led to watching a movie. Darren, Alan and I couldn't stay long, so we just went home instead.

Thursday:
     I woke up early and went straight to Veggielution. I missed the friken exit because people wouldn't let me in! Eff jerks! Oh wells. There were only 6 people there. When I got there, I began weeding stuff, then moving plants and putting cardboard down. Eventually, I got to cut lettuce and wash them. Then I was put on the wash station for a while...
     Note to self: Seriously invest in rainboots! My shoes were pretty muddy and soaked. But yea, I washed a lot of veggies, helped weigh out some of them, and then went home. I got free fava beans! It tastes pretty good actually!
     When I got home, I ate, took my grandma to my cousin's watched He's Not That Into You, bought Panda EX for my sister, then watched YES MAN. After that, Kim picked me up and we headed over to Campbell for the 3rd Degree testing. We got kinda lost and somehow ended up at the airport.... Don't ask. But eventually, we made our way to WC Campbell. Omg, the test was so friken long! We left around 9:50. The candidates did well though. I can't say much since I'm not a 3rd degree. But they did pretty good. Kim and I got into an actual convo with Danyelle and we also met Patrick's gf, Jennifer. She's so tall! She's really nice though. I'm happy for him!
     We finally got home around 10, then, I decided to go to eat Mogo with Kevin and Perry. It's pretty good stuff! I like! Sharks WON! 5-0 YEA BITCHES. Lol.
     Now that I am home, I stuffed myself with hot tea and honey as I blogged. I'm thinking about doing some homework, but I'm getting tired now... Crap... I NEED TO DO HW TOMORROW! No EXCEPTIONS... unless I'm taking a break. GOOD NIGHT
     -Banhzaii
 
 
     School was pretty boring... `Nuff said.
     After school, Darren, Alan and I went on a Jamba run. Yay for Bogo promos! After Jamba, we went to Petsmart.
     Dog food + Jamba.. I'm a happy camper.
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     After that, we just loitered around in the parking lot. I pulled out my longboard and we ended up having a longboard photoshoot.
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     I had a lot of fun. I miss longboarding. I can't wait for the summer!
     When I got home, I decided to make a Double Chocolate cake for Brent tomorrow for our Session. I'm almost done! I just need to have it glazed and delivered! Yay! So much to do, so little time. My plans for tomorrow:
-Wake up early
-Go to Veggielution to get papers signed
-Go home and Glaze the cake
-Go to De Anza to pick up signed paperwork
-Go to Session with Brent
-Go home... Do homework or something productive with my free time
-Pick up Jen
-Pizza Night!
 
 
     Today was so much fun! Well, it started off slow and boring, but it ended pretty well.
     I woke up and immediately started doing hw. I stayed home instead of eating Pho to finish my homework. Around 1ish, I decided to take a break and head over to a BBQ at a park that one of Jen's friends were hosting. I only planned to stay for a little bit, about half an hour to an hour, but then I was having so much fun that I decided to stay till 4! Lol! I met so many new people! Son (the host), Christian x2, Jeffrey, Eirene, Mateo, David, Amanda, and some other people that I don't remember their names. We had a water fight, and then eventually went to the pool. I didn't have swimming clothes on, but eventually, I ended up taking a dip to cool down. There were tons of food, music, and most importantly, fun. Son should definitely host another pool party.
     When I got home, I saw all of those haunting cake pops sitting on my table. What the hell was I going to do with them? Until I had a genius idea to go back to the party and share the love with them! It ended up being a huge hit that all my cake pops were gone in less than 5 minutes! Sweet! They called it an orgasm on a stick. I will never make a batch that big.... in my entire life... maybe.
     I wish they uploaded pics! Man, oh wells. So when I got home, I showered, and finished my homework. I finished pretty quickly, so I basically had nothing to do the rest of the night.
     At the BBQ, there were 2 tall, skinny, white guys (no racial); David and Mateo. I've basically grown to accept and safely assume that every tall white guy is named David or Dave. Unfortunately... Mateo is not a David. So, I went up to him and told him that I shall forever call him David. Although he doesn't really have a belly button, I really should call him Kyle XY... but I like David better. It makes life a little easier and it makes me chuckle.
     -Banhzaii