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Mark Moran
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Hong Kong (4/1): Update


With all these April Fools blogs going up it's going to be the natural assumption that whatever news people give today is going to be some sort of joke.  Kinda like the blogs who cried wolf, I guess.

Pat tried to get me to follow suit and do some sort of April Fool's joke blog, but that's not really my sort of thing so I'll just keep this on the up-and-up.  I don't really have the creativity or brain cells to come up with something clever anyway.  Things have been very stressful.

Not so much with work, because I can handle that without too many problems.  But mainly with all the other non-work stuff going on.  Some of you probably already know about my doctor's visit last week and all the drama surrounding that.  If you don't, I won't bore you with the details.  Not really something I want to talk about anyway.

Besides that, I've had to deal with my landlord again.  Constant threats and trying to force me to pay more rent or he'll "take action against me" (whatever that means).  He's now got some random guy coming over each night to knock on my door and bug me about the rent increase.  I'm not budging though.  I changed my locks and they're not getting in to my place.  Squatter's rights, right?

And the icing on the cake was the visit by my s.o.'s parents.  They came to town last week and summarily disapproved of us being together.  I mean ... it's great if they don't like me, because I can't really do much about that (I guess they have anti-Japanese sentiment) but just to start berrating me in public in the middle of the restaurant was a bit more than I could handle.  I just had to walk out. 

I mean ... I don't want to hurt this relationship ... but at the same time, I don't know if I want to ever be a part of a family that hates me for something I can't change about myself.

Anyway ... at least I can come in to the office to escape from all these things and pretend they don't exist.  Yay for the internet!

It would all probably be even worse if I hadn't just won the lottery too.  Of course, .. it was only for $100 HKD .. so ... I guess I can go buy some McDonald's with my winnings ... :-/  yippee?

over 12 years ago 0 likes  15 comments  0 shares
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*big hug* I had no idea, I talk too much! You are such a strong person, shit happens in life, but I know you will pull through all this, you're a beautiful person Mark. I agree, thank g-d for internet.
almost 13 years ago
Rottendoubt a4 patrick
we still have to meet you s.o.!
almost 13 years ago
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well I'm kinda hoping this blog is April Fools *big hugs* Mark you've been holding out - I had no idea you had been to the doctor. I won't ask if you don't want to talk about it but I really hope everything is okay. What is up with your landlord, he sounds insane, you stand your ground. As for your s.o's parents - I don't really know what to say. My first instinct is to say hold on to the relationship but you shouldn't be subjected to verbal abuse anywhere, public or not. They may come round, who knows maybe he is moody and had a bad night sleep and has obviously yet to discover what a great guy you are. Not that I want to make excuses for him berrating you in public, I'm glad you walked out, no body should put up with that. I hope it will work out for you. sending you awhi (hugs).
almost 13 years ago
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now I'm really confused... *scratches head*
almost 13 years ago
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Increase rent? I thought you just moved into your new place not so long ago.
almost 13 years ago
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they can't increase your rent until ur contract is up. i wonder if the frequent visits can be considered harassment. i'll ask for you if you'd like. you have an s.o.? since when? and since when do you not elaborate on your medical conditions on your blog? u sure this isn't an april fool's blog?
almost 13 years ago
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This isn't an april fool's. I wish it was. If it's not then I hope everything turns out well for you Mark. Ditto with Jaine
almost 13 years ago
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What a terrible sequence of events. I don't know which part of this blog is worse, living it, blogging it, or reading it. My heartstrings have been plucked so many time in the last 20 hours and I've still got another 16 to go!
almost 13 years ago
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There's an S.O? Too bad about the parents. Was their reaction kind of expected? =( You just moved in to your new digs and they're already bugging you for a rent increase? And they're sending people to harass you at night? That's a little wild. Ain't nobody gonna bully our Mark!
almost 13 years ago
its okay ... mark ! everything ganna be all right !!! go look the bright side of life !!! people always got problem !!!just to see how u deal with ... and become stronger and stronger !!! congratulations for the winning by the way !!! i never have win anything like that in my life !!! ADI
almost 13 years ago
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I dislike posting april fools entries as well. They just add noise.
almost 13 years ago
Bleupluie 89 sono
so this is no joke? don't believe you~ muahaha
almost 13 years ago
Jrs 8c 1405439596528
Wow. It's really tough to think of participating in a Fool's Day joke when real life is bombarding you left and right. I really feel for you right now. I've got some overwhelming outta control kind of things going on, too, but I still wish you well in getting through this sh1t. Just don't go all "Fist of Legend" on the S.O.'s parents, okay? ;-)
almost 13 years ago
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Sometimes I like april fools day jokes but somehow not this time. I was actually too busy. I'm sorry to hear about all this stuff, but I hope at least you will be better soon...
almost 13 years ago
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Dude, you won the lottery and didn't tell me? I'm hurt. Sorry about my parents. I swear it will never happen again.
almost 13 years ago


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