Tuesday, December 30, 2003

Really crappy day today. Few things feel worse than the feeling that you are being pitied. Even if that was probably not the person's intention. And I feel like I am in real danger of losing something that I really treasure. Hope it's just me over-reacting. But I just can't help feeling that I do not deserve all this. But hey who said life is fair right.

I was blog-surfing a couple hours ago and I stumbled into 1 which mentioned that she found my blog humorous and insightful. It really made my (crappy) day. Yeah ok so its a little strange to be glad about being flattered by someone whom I never met or talked to , but with the day I had it was really what I needed. At least there are still people who think I'm not all that bad. Now I just have to make sure I never meet her so that she will never think otherwise.

I was supposed to go drinking with my bro-in-law and his friends tommorow night , but I changed my mind. They are nice people and all but I can't really click with them. So will probably be staying at home alone. Not exactly the way I wanted to start my new year but not much choice there.

Sunday, December 28, 2003

OK so it (XMAS) wasn't as bad as I expected. Gotta ogle at some of my really hot cousins (not blood related ok) , and of cos as is customary every year everyone was raving about my mom's ayam masak merah. But I was pretty quiet the whole day, just not very comfortable around people I don't know well, unlike my sis who is like super sociable. But hope my sis learns how to cook it soon, cos my mom isn't getting any younger and its a really tiring dish to prepare. But I don't know if it is me but kids nowdays seem so much older than they look. I was kinda checking out my uncle's daughter who I thought was at least 17-18, turned out that she was only 14.

Went to a pub in Changi on Saturday with a couple of friends and hanged out for a bit. It was really nice to hang out with them for a while and talk cock, and one of them bought me the Kill Bill sountrack for Xmas. Thanks babe !

Hanged out with my sis at her place yesterday. Been hanging out with her since Xmas eve, and its good cos nowdays its really hard for us to spend any time together, and her living so far away doesn't really help either. But think she really liked my gift, that was cool.

Wednesday, December 24, 2003

Ok think it's time to look back at the past year.


Probably the most important thing I learned the past year is who my friends are, or rather who isn't. I have always been quick to call people I like my friends, probably because I don't have many to begin with. But events that happened the past year made me really question the meaning of friendship. And right now I have to admit I probably have like only 5 people I would consider real friends right now. Ok ok 3 if I dun count my 2 dogs. But I am not on good terms with one of my dogs now , damm asshole peed in my room so I am giving him the silent treatment until he apologizes.

My Lack of Social Skills

Yup ok I known for a while I was socially inept but only in the past year did I realise that my social skills were only slightly better than a horny spastic monkey. But man this was a really hard lesson for me to learn. ...sniff

Career Goals

I was always sure about what I wanted to work as when I graduated, but now I have no freaking idea. And it's kinda scary cos I'm already 25.


K I think I need to stop thinking about women who are way way out of my league. So goodbye Uma Thurman, and hello kopi tiam auntie! Yes she's really not that bad looking, and there's this undeniable sexual tension everytime she hands me my kopi-o in the morning. Think it's time for me to explore that.

Ok so all in all I would give this year a 4 out of 10. It was mostly bad, but there were some good things that came out of it. Met a few really wonderful people that I am really glad to have the pleasure of knowing....err what else.....well i think my dick grew like a cm longer thanks to all that time at home watching porn. Oh and of cos the ability to spend relatively carefreely was also quite nice to have.

Goals for next year

1. Get laid.
2. Lose weight.
3. Get laid after losing weight.
4. Expand my social circle.
5. Watch less porn.

Tuesday, December 23, 2003

Really looking forward to Xmas day. Cos every year its the same exciting thing. My relatives whom I never see for the past year come down to eat our food and make boring small talk while pretending to be interested about what we been up to. I seriously do not understand the point of doing it year after year but apparently we are obliged to invite them because they invited us for Deepavali or Hari Raya so it would be rude of us not to invite them. Well I have a brilliant idea, how about we screw politeness and only invite people who we really want to invite? First of all it would save us a hell lot of money and time in terms of food preparation and entertainment. Oh and let me not even get to the xmas decorations my dad puts up year after year. I think he could save a lot of effort by leaving them all year round because it never changes.
Yup really looking forward to Xmas day.
Just remembered I forgot someone else for my XMAS present list. Damm this is hard. Still not sure what to buy for 3 people. Will be doing last minute gift shopping today and tommorow.

BTW things I would really love to have for XMAS:

1. Take a Look in the Mirror by Korn
2. Tenacious D by Tenacious D
3. Any book on Led Zeppelin
4. Play by Moby

I can't be any more subtle.

A friend asked me to go clubbing with him and his friends on Xmas Eve. Quite hesitant cos I am not really the clubbing type, let's just say that some people are just not born to dance. But the alternative is to stay at home and stare at my xmas tree with my 2 dogs, which i been doing every year. Damm I just hate dilemmas like this.
Went shopping for clothes on Sunday with a friend. I really HATE shopping. Mainly because I can never get clothes that fit me. I saw a couple of shirts that I liked but when I tried them on they dun fit and thats the largest size. Is it my fault that I have a bigger stomach bone compared to most people !? Anyway I ended up getting 2 shirts thats it. Gotta get my pants and shoes another day.

Also got a couple of xmas presents from Borders, but just realised I totally forgot to buy a present for one person. I have to go down to Borders on wednesday again.

Just finished watching "As Good as It Gets" on Channel i , i think I watched it like 10 times so far. I am usually not into romantic comedies but this movie is really something different altogether, mainly because the 2 leads in the movie aren't your typical romantic leads, they are both pretty dsyfunctional in their own way and i think this sets it apart. And of cos there is that scene where Helen Hunt is wet to the core wearing a flimsy T-shirt.

Thursday, December 18, 2003

Had a really long dream last night. I dreamt that I had to go to some European country for work. When I reached there I went to the seaside, there was a waterfall near the shore and I started taking pictures of it. After that I was at some apartment with my boss and another colleague, and we started talking. Then it was time for us to go back to Singapore so we left the house and got ready to take the cab to the airport, but then I remembered I forgot my bag. They waited for me while i headed back, but I couldn't find the apartment that I was in, so finally they left without me to the airport. Can't remember anything after that.

Coincidentally two of my colleagues are overseas right now. Heh I think it's probably a manifestation of my desire to join them.

I read that Saddam's relatives claim he was sedated before he was taken in which was why he didnt resist when they found him in the hole. But I am wondering how is that possible, did they like throw sedatives and a syringe into the hole and asked him to inject himself ? Or filled the hole with sleeping gas before they dragged him out? Doesn't sound plausible.

Tuesday, December 16, 2003

Haven't been online much recently, been spending my time in an alternate fantasy world i.e. playing the Neverwinter Nights expansion, Shadows Of Undrentide. Playing an evil dual-wielding fighter/rogue who so far has robbed dying people, held a woman's baby for ransom after rescuing it, threatened to kill the mayor if he didn't agree to my demands, and back-stabbed (literally) allies. Damm fun when you lay traps on the ground and lead the stupid enemies to them, and then watch them walk right over the traps and dying without me even using my +1 Short Sword with 1D6 Cold Damage and +1 Keen Dagger. Yes I am an RPG geek happy?

Was on leave yesterday, was supposed to go cycling but change of plans last minute and ended up playing pool with my cousin. Still haven't started my exercise regime that I promised myself to get on. Oh well nevermind I will wait for my basketball khaki (pal) to come back from Melbourne on Xmas Eve. *procrastinates*

Was gonna post my favourite 5 albums of 2003 with a short review of each album, but well I found out that I wasn't really the reviewer type, find it very difficult to put into words what I loved about the albums. So anyway here is the list without any comments.

  1. De-loused in the Comatarium by The Mars Volta

  2. Thirteenth Step by A Perfect Circle

  3. Elephant by The White Stripes

  4. El Cielo by Dredg

  5. How the West was Won by Led Zeppelin

Have to give really high praise to Mars Volta, most groundbreaking stuff that I have heard since OK Computer. A definite must-have for any serious music fan. It is so full of emotion, inventiveness and free experimentation that it will make you realize how much all the other bands suck in comparison. Speaking of which I was watching this MTV show where the topic of the day was "your favourite band" and viewers sms-ed their view. The top 2 were Limp Bizkit and Linkin Park. Linkin Park I can at least understand why people like them (as much as I hate them), but Limp Bizkit ??? Can anyone tell me why they are so popular? What am I missing? Ok think it's time for me to get off my high (musical) horse.

Oh ya for the first time I am getting presents for people for Xmas, cos finally can afford to! And also I hope this will allow me to buy their friendship so that I can add more people to my friendster page (so far only 20 something!). You know they should have like a rating system for friendster. People with more than 100 friends should be given special rights to insult people who have less than 30 friends by telling them they have no life etc. by leaving comments on their pages. This will then spur the insulted lowlifes to get more friends so that they themselves can do the same to others once they have 100 friends. In this way everyone will end up with lots of friends (those who don't will hopefully commit suicide) and the world will be a happier place.

Overheard this at the workplace an hour ago, really cracked me up.

"It is not a lie, it is a change in direction"

Heh those ang mohs...have a really good way with words.

Thursday, December 11, 2003

Sigh you don't really know how bad you look till u see yourself in a picture. I saw a couple few days ago and damm I look more like a pregnant mare than a stallion. Damm depressing. The following morning I did push-ups in the morning, which I haven't done like forever. Not gonna disclose how many I did before I felt like fainting, but let's just saymy dog could have done more. Anyway I am going cycling tommorrow at East Coast, hopefully I lose a couple of inches by the end of it. *Hopeful*

I found out about the Asian Blog Awards through some of the blogs I regularly read. Checked some of them out and there was a few nominees who openly critised other blogs that were nominated; either attacking their content, their poor English or their design. Yeah true some of the blogs I read I didn't think were that great. But don't think its necessary to publicly denounce them cos that just seems a little arrogant, not to mention really mean. If you don't like a blog, then don't read it. It is as simple as that. Yeah some of them say it's just a joke but I can't really see that as one; a lot of people take their blogs seriously and they might take constructive criticism, being ridiculed is another matter. Having said that I did make fun of someone's blog a couple months back, cos I thought he was religious to the point of being ridiculous, but yeah it was a tad mean. So if he's reading this , sorry alright!

BTW how come my blog, with all its exceptional writing, irresistable humour and philosophical insights (which has probably changed at least 2 of my 5 readers' lives), wasn't nominated ? I guess some things in life just can't be explained. Or maybe too many people tried to nominate me at once, hence causing it not to be added to the list. Hey I am in computer science, it happens really often ok !

Wednesday, December 10, 2003

Yeah nothing to blog the last few weeks, well not really but I cannot blog about work. Oh did go to dinner with a friend at Oliadome on Monday and hanged out at Borders later, that's about it. Heh was reading Dilbert, damm that comic is really funny as hell, and can really relate to the jokes about the workplace. Thought this one was really funny.

1st colleague : I would like you to join the TTP project.
2nd colleague : What does TTP stand for ?
1st colleague : TTP stands for the "The Ttp Project"
2nd colleague : *Groans*

Haha don't you just love recursive jokes ......eh wait a minute... damm I really need to get laid.

Sunday, December 07, 2003

Went to a distant cousin's "coming of age" ceremony. For the unintiated, this is a ceremony that is perfomed for a gal when she reaches puberty and is performed by some Indian families, usually the more traditional ones. Didn't really wanna go but I had no plans anyway so I did , at least I got to catch up with my sis and a cousin who I recently got pretty close to. But the father of the gal who was undergoing the ceremony seemed a bit arrogant. My uncle was eating the fruit cake which was given as the door gift , and the guy came over and asked if he liked it and proceeded to highlight the fact that it was homemade and WAS really expensive. I was tempted to go "WOW that's really impressive" but didn't, otherwise I probably wouldn't get to bring back the cake, which I have to admit had a really nice homemade and expensive taste.

Saturday, December 06, 2003

Had a really bad day yesterday. The kind that almost makes me wanna pray to God asking him to help me out. Anyway was watching Survivor yesterday night and one of the contestants, John, won a reward challenge by getting the other contestants to believe that his grandma just died (which wasn't true), so that they will take pity on him and let him win. This week he is making promises to the others by swearing on his dead grandmother's grave. But it is really interesting how manipulative people can get, almost made me forget the sad fact that I am at home alone with nothing to do on a Friday night.

Today: 2/10

Sunday, November 30, 2003

Went to watch a German movie (The english title is "Us") on Friday with a couple of friends. It kinda sucked , it was about the life of this group of working adults in Berlin, there was no plot whatsoever. But the really hot German gal in the movie bared her boobs so that was worth some of the 9 bucks I paid. But everyone went back after the movie which was a little disappointing, was hoping to talk cock a bit longer with one of them whom I don't really get to see that often.

Other than that my weekend was a total waste, I spend it at home playing CM4, taking Chelsea and practically thrashing everyone else in the league. Yes I got no life. I was thinking of taking up roller-blading and at least try to get some exercise over the weekends but can't find anyone who would wanna do it with me on a regular basis at East Coast or something. Any takers?

Been really busy this week. No mood to blog.

Today : 4/10

Thursday, November 27, 2003

If you noticed I dun have that emotion crap thingy at the top of my blog (that tells people how I am feeling) anymore; don't know why I put it up there in the first place, I never update it that often anyway as it's too much of a hassle. Instead I am just gonna put like a rating out of 10 for every day. 1 being a total sucky day where i feel like commiting suicide , 10 will be a super happy day, like the day I lose my virginity. But dun expect a 10 anytime soon, for like the next 10 years.

Speaking of days, had a pretty good day ...err..today. But I just got hold of some information that I am not sure if it was best for me to know. Like I realised recently, sometimes ignorance is bliss. Oh well guess I just have to wait and see how it all folds out.

I been meeting this gal from my workplace a couple of times on the way back home; I was introduced to her once but the problem is I totally forgot her name and I was too embarassed to ask. There was this one time I was talking to her and she had her badge around her chest area, hanging by her neck. So I tried to sneak a peek at the badge to see if I can see her name while I was listening to her. The thing is I think she caught me looking and probably thought I was like checking out her boobs or something. Sigh this happens to me way too often.

Today :6/10
Listened to : Dredg, White Stripes

Wednesday, November 26, 2003

Heh as much as I hate it sometimes I tend to make assumptions about people based on previous experiences. One is that most women are pretty scared when it comes to fiddling with their computers; they get so worried that they gonna screw it up by installing software. So imagine my surprise when a gal I was talking to couple days ago was actually installing freeware that I was recommending on the spot and trying them out! And heh yeah I never would imagine that she was the type who would be interested in that kinda stuff, that was my mistake. Heh but it was a really pleasant surprise....too bad she's taken. :(
Anyway check out the following freeware that I recommend highly for any PC.

1. Irfanview
Free graphics editor/viewer that I swear by. Allows you to scroll through pictures in a directory, as well as very simple to use resizing functions, even allows batch resizing. very useful when you wanna resize the whole lot of pics from your digicam.

2. Mozilla Browser and Email Client 1.5
Much better alternative to Internet Explorer. Kills pop-up windows, password/form manager, tab browsing, loads faster, bigger screen size. Email Client is way way better than Outlook Express. Even has a built in spam filter.

3. Startup Mechanic
Shows you all the programs that are automatically started when you start Windows and categorises them to different categories (Essential, Useful,Useless, Harmfull) and allows you to disable them. Recommended if you think your windows is really slow when you boot up.

4. Spybot Search and Destroy
Searches for and removes spyware on your computer. Some of which load when you start Windows or go online and are a real resource hog. But ff you have programs that have ads e.g. Kazaa Desktop they won't work after this.

Tuesday, November 25, 2003

Went to a friend's place for Hari Raya this morning; man the food was really amazing! Had ayam masak merah and rendang mutton, tell you I almost orgas on the table. I had like 3 pieces of the chicken , wanted to have more but decided to control myself. Spend the rest of the day re-organising my CD collection, my dad just dumped all the CDs and VCDs together and it was really annoying cos I had my albums sorted out alphabetically. But the good thing is I finally found my OK Computer CD !! Been looking for it like for months so it was a big relief. I first heard this album in 1997 but it still amazes me now.

Oh i finally got my 2 CDs from Borders which I ordered like eons ago . First is Things Fall Apart by the Roots and the other is El Cielo by Dredg. Heh but haven't really heard them that much, cos been listening to OK Computer. Will post reviews when I can. Oh and I also bought Men are from Mars Women are from Venus, "the definitive guide to relationships", thanks to a really strong recommendation from a guy friend. Yeah yeah I am getting desperate ok.

i'd tell all my friends but they'd never believe me
they'd think that i'd finally lost it completely
i'd show them the stars, and the meaning of life
they'd shut me away ......but i'd be alright

Subterranean Homesick Alien by Radiohead

Sunday, November 23, 2003

Quiz Me
Gilbert Thomas was
a Lowly Dragon Slayer
in a past life.

Discover your past lives @ Quiz Me

Heh well considering how I am such a huge fan of fantasy fiction it could be true ..

Saturday, November 22, 2003

OK my hiatus from online chatting was short-lived. What to do, when you are at home on a weekend there is only so much porn you can watch before you get bored. So what was the reason for the hiatus you might ask. Well lately I been sorely disappointed by a couple of my so-called "friends". And with the really crappy situation that I am in right now I seriously cannot afford to have any more disappointments. Which was also the reason why I was questioning who my real friends are two posts ago. I think I came to a conclusion today. Friends are friends more for what they do for you rather than what they say to you. Of course words mean a lot as well, but sometimes they aren't enough on their own. Someone can say that they consider me a friend and they actually cared for me, but it would mean a lot more to me if they showed it. And the problem is you can't do that online. And its very easy to type comforting words even if you don't mean them, cos there is no way the other party can tell if you are sincere or not. And I will admit that even I have been guilty of that.

It's getting worse for me now. I am someone who is chatty by nature, and the problem is now I have no choice but to keep silent. I feel like a bird in a really really small cage who doesn't even have space to extend his wings. This feeling is something I never felt b4, and its not something I wanna feel again if had a choice. But unfortunately I am going to, and probably really soon. I am not blogging about this cos I am looking for sympathy. I am blogging about this because I need to.
Ok the bird analogy was a little silly.

Thursday, November 20, 2003

You are Form 3, Unicorn: The Innocent.

"And The Unicorn knew she wasn't meant to
go into the Dark Wood. Disregarding the advice given to her by the spirits, Unicorn went inside and bled silver blood.. For her
misdeed, the world knew evil."

Some examples of the Unicorn Form are Eve
(Christian) and Pandora (Greek).
The Unicorn is associated with the concept of innocence, the number 3, and the element of water.
Her sign is the twilight sun.

As a member of Form 3, you are a curiousndividual. You are drawn to new things and become fascinated with ideas you've never come in contact with before. Some people may say you are too nosey, but it's only because you like getting to the bottom of things and solving them. Unicorns are the best friends to have because they are inquisitive.

Which Mythological Form Are You?
brought to you by Quizilla

Well I shouldn't be surprised. After all gals don't call me the Stallion for nothing.
You know the saying "Ignorance is bliss"? I never knew the full meaning of that phrase until very recently. Yeah sometimes it is much easier when you don't know about certain things, for the simple fact that what you don't know cannot affect you. Of course it might sound like denial, and it probably is in a way. But when there is a certain situation that you have to face very often, it really helps when you aren't reminded of the harsh reality, because when you are, it will affect you no matter how much you try not to let it.

Oh I need to get out of the house this Saturday otherwise I will be forced to assume the role of house mover for a "friend" of my dad. No I am not being selfish, it's just someone I really really don't like. *Refrains from using the word 'hate'*

Lately I been thinking about what the word "friend" means. Looked it up at dictionary.com and there was this 2 meanings.

1. A person whom one knows, likes, and trusts.
2. A person whom one knows; an acquaintance.

Pretty interesting because the first definition automatically implies the second one but the opposite is not necessarily true. And also the know part is ambiguous, how well must you know a person before you can call him or her a friend? Or is it just enough to just "know" of the existence of that person?

The reason why I been wondering about this is because lately, friendships that I thought I had either totally evaporated or weren't as real as thought they were. I have always been really quick to call people friends, but now it seems to me I have to choose who I consider a friend with much more caution. Well when I figure it out you will be the first to know.

Oh and I been reading Sophie's World , "a novel about the history of philosophy". Can't say I love it, I have to admit some parts of it are really deep and I tend to get lost until I have no idea what they are talking about. But can't really give an opinion until I finish the whole book.

Tuesday, November 18, 2003

Some people are just unbelievable. I am talking about the contestants of the reality skin flick "Are You Hot?" that is on Channel 5 every Monday at 10pm. The contestants who got rejected for not being hot enough get so upset about it that they cry. 1 person even while sobbing insists that all her friends and family found her hot. Hey if I cried everytime someone told me I wasn't hot, I would be crying every other day. I mean if you gonna cry about something it shouldn't be about the fact that someone whom you don't even know though your ass was too big. Hope they get teased land ridiculed about it by their peers; cos they really deserve it.

Going over to my sister's place later, it's her mom-in-law's birthday today and my mom is cooking ayam masak merah just for her. Heh if you haven't tried it you have no idea what you are missing; it's like my favourite food ever. Also will be nice to catch up with the sis, but only wish we could have some alone time together, that would be nice cos we haven't really talked one to one for a long time.

Monday, November 17, 2003

From somethingawful.com

Bon Jovi: This Left Feels Right
What could be more insipid than Bon Jovi’s greatest hits? Nothing, right? Wrong! These are acoustic re-workings of their greatest hits. The fact that such a thing exists is all the proof we need that Satan is firmly in control here on Earth. So, maybe you wanted to like Bon Jovi but "Livin’ On A Prayer" was a little too rowdy for you. This is surely the collection you need!

Tori Amos: Tales of a Librarian
Ever wanted to listen to a woman whine about being raped for an hour? Let me save you some money by letting you in on a little secret: lots of support groups are free! Actually, that was pretty cold, not all of Tori Amos’s songs are about being raped. Some of them are about having a miscarriage. Either way, this best-of collection is sure to be grabbed up by thousands of brooding teenage girls and their pussywhipped boyfriends.

Heh yes Bon Jovi bashing is one of my fav pastimes. But the Tori Amos bit was a little much though.
Yes I haven't been blogging. Hmm let's see what I been up to .....spend the whole weekend learning how to use Photoshop, extremely frustrating but now I know what layers are so it was good in the way. I also figured out how to save an image without the damm canvas; just save it as gif instead of jpeg. Ok theres probably a way to do it with jpeg but hell as long as it works right. But still struggling with Flash. Was supposed to watch Spanish apartment with a friend but now it is only showing at GV Grand and at one time slot of 2 pm. Quite a waste cos I heard from a lot of people that it was really funny.

Haven't been online much as well; kind of lost interest in online chatting recently, for reasons better left unmentioned.

Wednesday, November 12, 2003

Last night, I had the most wonderful dream I could ever remember having. You cannot imagine the level of disappointment that I felt when I woke up and realised it wasn't real. Let's just say it's something which I really really want to happen to me in real life, but it has a 0.1% chance of happening. Well just hope I can have the same dream again really soon. If only we could control our dreams; dream what we wanted to dream. Ok ok it involves a gal happy !
I have a new found hatred for Photoshop 7 and Flash MX. I am trying to do a Flash presentation , and I need to use images in it. But I don't even know how to save the image as a jpeg file without including the damm canvas in the background. Why the hell is there a crop tool when it doesn't even crop !!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2003

I got stood up yesterday. I was supposed to watch Matrix Revolutions at the IMAX Cinema at GV Grand with a friend, we planned it like 2 weeks ago. Then 5 hours before we are about to meet she tells me she can't make it because her boyfriend isn't too happy about it. So that left me little choice but to call everyone I knew to ask them if they are free, even those people who I haven't talked in like years. Hey I was desperate ok. One of them even asked who I was, and I was like "Remember me , Gilbert, the guy who sat 10 rows behind you in primary school?"; she hung up. Then there were the many others who said they need to wash their hair. Is Monday like a hair-washing night or something? *confused* Anyway finally I manage to get a friend who was free that night, I was so relieved cos I was really thinking of going to watch alone if I couldn't find anyone. I told her I loved her when she said she will meet me, and she almost changed her mind. Gotta be more careful next time. Thank god I didn't offer to give up to her my precious virginity.

Anyway ended up having a pretty good time, we went to Brewerkz for dinner, I whacked a poretty large pizza cos I didn't have lunch and I also kinda took some of her food. Had this beer called Golden Ale, its this really light beer that has very little bitterness, so if u dun like that bitter beer taste you should give it a try.

Ok now about the movie. Matrix Revolutions was a big disappointment. All the questions I wanted answered were either not answered or answered in 2 sentences. For example, I was curious how it was possible for Zion to be destroyed and rebuilt seven times. Who rebuilt it when it was destroyed each time, if all the humans in Zion were killed? That question was never answered. The question of how Neo could stop the machines in the 'real' world was explained in 2 sentences, which would be fine but it was very unconvincing. I didn't really understand the ending as well but will not give any spoilers here. But the IMAX cinema was really amazing, totally big ass screen I am definitely gonna try and go there again really soon for another movie.

Monday, November 10, 2003

Had a pretty good weekend. Had dinner at OlioDome at Wheelock place with a friend and then went to see the french movie Novo on Saturday night. Oliodome was a pretty nice place, and we got a table by the window which was kinda cool. Definitely wanna go there again. The movie was so-so. The premise was really interesting but the execution was really poor. It got pretty confusing at some points, there were scenes that didn't make sense at all. Anyway its about a guy with short-term memory who hooks up with a gal who falls in love with him, but he can never remember her the next day. She finds its really exciting at first , because when they make love each time it seems like they are making love for the first time. But she finds out about his past history and she realises that she is unable to keep the relationship going because she doesn't believe there can be love without having a history together. Yeah pretty heavy on the romance side. But lots of full frontal nudity, unfortunately that also included the guy. And there was a scene where the guy, totally naked, hugged his son who was like no older than 13, and it really made me uncomfortable. But yeah I guess in Europe, full frontal nudity isn't a big deal, I remember watching 2 other Spanish movies that had those too.

Yesterday I went to see Kill Bill for the 2nd time, yeah in case you haven't figured it out I love that movie a lot. Really can't wait for the 2nd installment, but got no idea when it's gonna be released. Must check that out.

Bought the new Muse album and listening to it now. It reminds me so much of early Radiohead, from the Pablo Honey days, very guitar-oriented and his vocals also quite similar to Yorke sometimes. Sounds really good so far. More comments on it when I listened to it a couple more times.

Skipping lunch today. Suddenly I just lost my appetite. Oh well it's good in a way cos I think I been piling a little bit of weight. Hmm I wonder, since I work through lunch time would that entitle me to leave the workplace earlier?

Saturday, November 08, 2003

It has been a tough week. Thank god for creating this thing called the weekend. But I still got some stuff to do b4 monday. First somehow I need to come up with a Flash presentation thingy, and I got absolutely no experience with flash so its gonna be really interesting. I borrowed the Flash MX book from library so hopefully that will give me a head start.

Really wanted to go out last night, I was supposed to meet my sister last night but she was too tired. Gonna meet her next week but today with another cousin of mine. Who is cool but I actually just wanted to spend some alone time with her and just talk, we haven't done that in a while. Oh well.

Nothing much else to update. Life not very interesting now.

Tuesday, November 04, 2003

Been a really tiring last couple of days, was rushing to get a project done due to some external pressure. Stayed till 9:30 yesterday at the office. k maybe not as late compared to other people but it was kinda creepy cos it was so silent; there was no one around. Anyway I also really wanna get this project off my hands, been working on it for way too long and hopefully I get to move on to something else that will have some interest for me.

Heh I been going around asking people about their views on pre-marital sex; was just curious about what other people thought about it. Had some really very interesting opinions on it and some really surprising revelations as well.

Ooh I got tickets to Matrix Revolutions at GV GRAND at the IMAX theatre on Monday. It's supposed to have like a big ass screen but I haven't been there so looking forward to it. I really loved Reloaded, it left me pondering over tons of questions so I am really looking forward to finally getting the answers.

Going to watch another French movie this sat night, its called Novo and it's about a guy who has short-term memory so he keeps forgetting this gal that he fell in love with. And the gal will desperately try and make him remember for good, yeah sounds pretty romantic right eventhough its a tad Memento-ish. And its R(A) so yeah gonna see some French boobs! Woohoo!! Hmm that reminds me of one of my net friends who wore a french maid outfit in a picture recently......damm she looked hot in it.

Speaking of boobs, I kinda offended someone a few days ago by making a reference to their cleavage in a picture. Yeah that's me, always not knowing where the line is. Really sorry. Must tone down the sex jokes.

Sunday, November 02, 2003

Went to see 'The Frenchmen' ,a French movie about 4 middle-aged guys who were having different problems with their relationships. One cheated on his wife repeatedly with different women, another had a much younger gf who wants to settle down but he was reluctant to, the 3rd found out that his wife cheated on him once and the last didnt have a r/s and shags older women. the movie was so-so , pace was a tad slow for me it seemed like it lasted like 3 hours when it was only 100 minutes long. But I think the movie was trying to show that most marriages have their fair share of problems but the people in the r/s still stay together because of the fear of being alone . The guy who cheats on his wife still does so but the wife accepts that hes screwing other women. The single guy hooks up with a slightly psychotic chick who is like so obsessive over him, the guy with the younger gal ends retiring and up moving in with her , and the guy who got cheated on got back together with his wife.

Friday, October 31, 2003

Came up with a new definition of noise today.
NOISE : Sounds which you are not involved in creating which fucking irritates the hell outta ya.
YES in a damm bad mood now. ROAR. Ok the ROAR seems scarier if you hear it in person.
It's easy for me to say I am not bothered by it, which is why I keep saying it to myself. But saying and doing is a totally different matter. Sometimes I feel something very close to hatred, thats how much it affects me. Yet I don't show it, not because I don't want to , but because I can't. But I am desperately waiting for that day, the day when I can show it. I know there is no point in feeling this way, life is too short to bear grudges yada yada, but yeah where feelings are concerned, rationale goes out the window. I thought that things were going to get better at one point not too long ago, but it turned out to be a false dawn. But when you are in the pits there isn't any way but up right?

Your halo slipping down .......to choke you now.
Recently, a colleague of mine was telling me that for universities in France, freshies have to undergo acts of extreme humiliation by their seniors, and this happens for all new students, not only those who are trying to get into fratenities or whatever they call it in France. Acts such as having to consume human excrement. And I was pretty puzzled as to why smart intelligent adults would allow themselves to be degraded in such a manner, I didn't get it. And he replied that they did so because they wanted to be considered part of the society or social circle so they are willing to do it. I didn't really have anything to say to that at that time, but I thought about it a lot after that.

Anyway this is my opinion now; everyone wants to belong to a group or society, it's in our nature. But when you have to degrade and humiliate yourself just so that you will be accepted by that group or society, then it definitely isn't worth being a part of. And this also extends to having to change your behavior to be accepted by that group. For me at least if that group cannot accept you for who you are and appreciate you for it, then there is no point modifying your behavior just so that you will be accepted by them, because that would mean betraying yourself and what you believe in. You are better off looking for a group who accepts you for who you are.
Of course I am not talking about individuals who deliberately try to harm other people in the group with their actions. But seriously, as long as their actions don't affect you why should you care or be disturbed or irritated by what they do?

Ok yeah just needed to let that out.

Wednesday, October 29, 2003

Kill Bill!

Kill Bill totally rocks !! Most stylish movie I ever remember seeing and it really blow me away right from the opening sequence. The fight scenes were totally amazing (but extremely gory) and the movie was full of hot ass chicks, the hottest of which was this Japanese girl dressed in a school uniform. I don't normally go for that but this gal was like evil to the bone, and for some reason it was such a huge turn-on. I almost orgas when she asked this guy at a bar whether he wanted to f**k her or not. OK ya I know I need help. But seriously she can slice my gut anytime! Well then of cos there is Uma Thurman, She had a baby during the shooting of the movie, but you won't even notice it cos she looks so damm hot in the movie. Dialogue-wise it was very interesting but nowhere near Pulp Fiction, but afterall it's a homage to the Samurai and Kungfu movies of days yonder (me trying to sound cheem). But still an amazing movie, probably the best movie I seen in quite a while, and I wanna see it again !! (HINT) Preferably with a chick (HINT HINT) But R(A) hor.

calm these hands before they
snare another pill and
drive another nail down another
bleeding(needy?) hole
please release me

Gravity by A Perfect Circle

Tuesday, October 28, 2003

There was a time when we would wish each other good morning or at least acknowledge each other's presence when we came in. However, nowdays that doesn't even happen. People just stare blankly at their screens without looking away, even when someone sits besides them. I guess things change over time.

On a happier note, I am going to watch Kill Bill later with a friend at Bugis, on a big ass screen somemore (well it better be big ass cos it has seats up to row X!). Really looking forward to it cos I am like the biggest fan of Pulp Fiction, one of my all time fav movies.
But I am wearing a new shirt that seems kinda tight around my massive biceps ...ok ok flabby upper arms happy! Hmm it didn't seem so tight when I bought it.

Monday, October 27, 2003

Occasionally I wake up in a totally corny mood. So decided to send this email to my colleagues this morning.

Hello ,
I have bought 50 CD-Rs for our usage.
If u need to use, send an email to me ,following closely the format of the template email attached.
Otherwise I dun give u !
Gilbert Thomas

<--Start of template email -->
Dear Lord Gilbert,
I, your humble servant *Your Name*, request the use of *enter Quantity* CD-Rs.
I need it for *enter reason here*
Please show your kindness and generosity and grant my request.
Your humble and lowly servant,
*your name here*
p.s You look especially handsome today.
<--End of template email -->

OK come on , it is a LITTLE funny isn't it.?

Spoke to a friend online about music and nothing else for like more than an hour last night, and it was so damm fun! It's been such a long time since I found someone who shared my passion for music; and who actually knew and was a fan of like almost all of the bands that I love. Never thought it would happen. Hell she even has A Perfect Circle's Thirteenth Step and Mars Volta's De-loused in the Comatorium also, how cool is that. Oh and she loves Led Zeppelin!! She also introduced a few new and pretty cool sounding bands to me as well so I am gonna get Muse's new album soon! Sigh I think I am in love liao. Ok ok Geets just kidding lah, you know you are the only one for me right? ;) Hmm hope none of the other gals I said the same thing to reads this entry. *worries*

Interesting thing happened at Sim Lim Square yesterday. I bought a 150 CD-Rs from this shop for work purposes and used NETS to pay and he gave me only the NETS receipt. That receipt didnt really specify the name and price of the products so I asked him (nicely) for a proper receipt. He showed me a really irritated face but went back and printed one anyway. But while he was doing it, he was talking to his colleague in Mandarin. I didnt really understand much of what he said but I heard the words 'Mah Fan" which of cos I knew meant 'troublesome'. The asshole probably thought I didnt know any Chinese. Anyway I already paid so I couldnt really say anything but yeah it pissed me off. Maybe I should have told him off after I got the receipts but thenl I have to admit I am pretty non-confrontational, one of my faults. But this is pretty common, although usually they speak in Hokkien when they wanna say something behind our backs, but my parents can speak Hokkien fluently so they always tell me what they said. And some of the stuff they say is really bad.

Saturday, October 25, 2003

OK at my sister's place right now, it was a rather quiet Diwali yesterday as she didnt really invite that many friends. Which is kind of a pity cos she has some pretty hot looking friends. Things only started getting interesting late at night when my cousin came over with his wife. We talked and he bought this rather nice ale that was called "India Ale" which ironically is from UK. It was pretty good actually and tasted a whole lot better than beer. And it went down much easier as well. Then we all went over to a friend's house and I had another 3 bottles of ale, something called Master Brew, so by the end of it I was feeling a tad tipsy. But yeah ale is definitely better than beer, so those who don't like beer should try it out.

Had a whole lot of food as well, in fact so much that I over-ate and felt kinda sick afterwards. Oh and I brought my camera to take some pictures but I didn't realise the batteries were flat, and the closest shop was an Indian shop so it was closed. Must remember to bring spare batteries next time with my camera. But my bro-in-law did take some pictures so I am probably gonna put them up really soon. Keep watching this space till then.

OK I am dying to go watch Kill Bill. Watching Uma kicking ass in a sexy as hell jumpsuit thingy, movies don't get better than that.

I didn't want to know
I just didn't want to know
Best to keep things in the shallow end
Cause I never quite learned how to swim

Blue by A Perfect Circle

Thursday, October 23, 2003

Went to meet my friend at Siglap last night to pass her back the LOTR book I borrowed from her. Heh I read like 3 chapters only, I found it so damm boring. But it was really nice to meet up with her and catch up. Hopefully we don't take too long to meet up again. Came and called my friend in Nottingham, talked for like an hour, kinda missed talking to her. Oh and I got her to listen to one of The Perfect Circle's songs and she really liked it! How cool is that, finally someone likes one of the bands that I dig, that doesnt happen too often. But kinda sad, I asked her if she missed me but she said no. Guess I shot myself in the foot with that question. Sniff...Well I miss her. (This is your cue to go "Awwwwwwwwwww") But yeah she's probably the first indian gal who I actually could talk to and have a decent conversation with.

Clever got me this far
Then tricky got me in
I am what I'm after
I don't need another friend
Smile and drop the cliche
'Till you think I'm listening
I take just what I came for
Then I'm out the door again

The Package by A Perfect Circle

Tuesday, October 21, 2003

I forgot to mention one more thing that I loved about American Beauty. The families in the movies try to keep this illusion of being a really happy family to outsiders, when in reality they are anything but. And I think it's really true in real life as well, Most people usually seem to have this really happy family life, at least to their friends and frelatives. But I wonder how many of them are actually just faking it. My guess is that it's the majority. My family ? Nah I think I wun answer that.

Monday, October 20, 2003

On the way back on the MRT , I saw this teenage couple who were standing pretty close to me. And the guy was like hugging her and showering her whole face with kisses the entire time, in a really playful way. And it just made me smile.
So I haven't found anything that striked me as beautiful so far today. Talk about sad. Well it's not exactly true, there's this beautiful and really amazing thing that I see almost everyday but it doesn't really count. Was also trying to find beauty in my work to make it less tedious but that didn't happen either; I guess beauty isn't EVERYWHERE. ;)

Was listening to A Perfect Circle's Thirteenth Step the whole day while doing my work. I am so in love with the album. It's incredibly mellow (read: very soft) but hell the music is just so beautiful. Go check it out.

Not having a great day today. Can't wait to go back.
1000 Apologies to the gallbladders. The song is "porridge eating girls" ! wonder if its available for download.

American Beauty (Spoilers ahead)

I love this movie. And I really mean love. It works on so many different levels. In the movie there's this guy who walks around with a camera and films everything he sees . At the start he just seems so creepy to everyone and probably to the viewer as well. But as the movie unfolds, you find out the real reason behind it. He reveals to us that he sees beauty everywhere, even in something as simple as a plastic bag floating in the wind. And thats the reason why he goes ard with the camera, so he can capture every moment of it. I love the scene where he reveals it to his gf, he is so overwhelmed with emotion as he said he. But yeah I believe it to be true, that there is beauty all around us. But most of us just never take the time to look for it. But you know what I am going to try find something of beauty tommorow.

The other favourite part of the movie i really love was the end. Lester the main character finally finds out how to make himself happy at the end of the movie, but unfortunately it's taken away from him soon after. It's sad but at least he was happy for a time. Seriously I wonder how many people live their whole lives without finding happiness. I know I am still looking for it.

Sunday, October 19, 2003

True friends are those who are around in your time of great need. Well I am sure everyone has heard that and know it to be true, but I guess once in a while I need reminding of it.

BTW American Beauty on tonight at 10 pm. Don't forget to watch this movie, its like totally amazing.
Went to this local gig at Far East Plaza with one of my colleagues yesterday. There were around 7 bands in total. Well I wouldn't say it was that great; The first 3 bands were decent, the rest not really that interesting to me. I guess the problem was that all the bands basically played two type of music . One was mainstream stuff (Creed , Matchbox 20, Blink 182, Buckcherry) and the other was punk, both of which I am so not into. I have to say my fav act of the day was Gall Bladders, it was fronted by this cute as hell chick who was bubbly and had such a great personality. They played mostly pop punk stuff, and a pity that for some of the songs I couldnt hear her vocals. But there was this song called Stupid Porridge Girl that was pretty cool , loved it. Maybe someone can tell what local bands you would recommend to someone who is currently listening to prog rock (Tool, Mars Volta, early Radiohead) and classic stuff like Led Zep and Jimi Hendrix.

Speaking of music, A Perfect's Circle's new album is totally amazing. I was sure as hell that Mars Volta's album would be my album of the year, but after hearing 13th Step hmm might have to reconsider. This is not an album for those looking for something heavy, in fact most of the album is incredibly mellow. But god the arrangements are amazing , and that voice, Maynard has the best voice in the business. This the kind of album that is perfect to listen to at night while you are lying in your bed. Oh and I am gonna get Bowie's new album as well read really good reviews about it. Damm I been buying like 2 CDs a week, need to stop/control myself really soon.

Saturday, October 18, 2003

OK so went to see Underworld at Tampines yesterday with a friend. Despite a lot of bad reviews from almost my friends I still decided to see it cos Audrey was raving about it. And you know what I am pretty glad that I did cos I really liked it! The cinematograhy and sets were cool as hell and the story was really engrossing! For those who don't know the movie is about this centuries-old blood feud between the vampires and lycans (short for lycantropes aka werewolves) . I suck at reviews so thats all I am gonna say, but if you like dark gothic movies then go see this ! But if you are looking to be scared then skip this, its not a horror movie. But couple complaints about the movie, the movie should have been way longer , it really seemed really rushed (which was probably why there was a not so subtle hint of a sequel at the end) , it's a fantasy movie , and in my opinion those movies should take the time to unfold the story. Another complaint was pretty boy Speedman (from Felicity) was totally forgettable. He was supposedly the guy caught in between both sides but his acting was so lame u don't really care for him. But still I would recommend it.

Friday, October 17, 2003

I think educated people sometimes tend to think they are superior, at least in some ways, to those who aren't. We have this notion that we are more civilised and/or cultured compared to them, and we live much more . I have to admit that even I have been guilty in the past of that, like when I see people living in villages or tribes, I would have a opinion that they are very backward compared to us, and of lower intelligence, Just because they can't communicate in English or don't have knowledge of things that we know.

So why am I bringing it up? Cos I found piss in one of the toilet seats in the company lavatory just now. I find it amazing how people who are supposedly 'educated' or 'civilised' can't even learn how to piss properly. And even if they don't, is it too much work for them to use the damm toilet paper and clean it up. I doubt they would do the same thing at home so why the difference when it comes to a public toilets? People are so impossible to figure out sometimes.
OK was pretty disappointed today by the horrible response to my email to my JC friends which i sent out on Monday about meeting for dinner tonight. Well some of them couldn't make it and they responded which was cool, but some did read the email but did not reply, instead I had to find out from another person that they couldn't make it. Which I don't really understand cos how difficult it is to click the 'Reply' button and just tell me? Anyway only 2 others replied to say they could make it. But one of them backed out today when she found out it was only 3 of us. Which kinda irritated me further cos for me it would have still been nice to meet up for dinner and talk cock, considering I haven't seen her like forever.

Anyway I called my childhood friend and ex-neighbour and we are going to go see a movie later this evening at Tampines. Really wanna get out of the house tonight, don't wanna stay at home. I don't know why but I really can't stand staying at home nowdays, it's just so incredibly boring and like got nothing to do. It wasn't that bad when my sis was still staying there, but now she's not its like really bad.

Was kinda amused when I saw the front page of the Strait Times today about the first Chinese astronaut going into space, and the launch was in China . Is that really that big a news that it deserved the front page considering the fact that space exploration hasn't really advanced in the last decade to my knowledge. And the article when on to describe in detail what his first space lunch was (rice with pork or something), and his first words in space which caused 'euphoria' in China. It was "I feel good". But of course,if those words don't cause mass euphoria then nothing will!

Just read about a commando trainee who died after his instructors pushed his head into the tub of water 5 times as part of a survival training course. In the official statement released by the Ministry of Defence, they stated that "instructors are not permitted physical contact". YA RIGHT. Say that to my instructors in army who grabbed me by the collar and shaked me around, and hit me on my head. It has probably been going on forever (the water torture) but of course unless something serious happens no one cares. That's the way the army works.

Wednesday, October 15, 2003

It's between your legs!

Something funny happened at the work pantry yesterday. A colleague dropped a coin on the floor and it landed between her feet. And I was sitting like 3 meters away and I shouted "It's between your legs!" . She gave me a really weird look when I said that, probably cos there were other people around at that time as well. Women, can never understand them.

Sunpage sucks !!

3 cents a minute my ass! When I got my bill today I was pretty shocked cos the amount due was like 78 bucks. Anyway i checked the bill and I was charged 25 cents a minute instead. So I called up the hotline and apparently the number in UK that I called was in a "special area" which charged their own levy or something, and it applies for any UK number with that area code. Which of cos they conveniently forgot to tell me when I signed up. After that I asked them (with a no little sarcasm) whether they had any other special areas in other countries that I should know about, and the gal said no.

Going to my sister's place for some short prayers later and dinner. Actually was quite reluctant to go at first cos it's like so far away and Im pretty tired, but well haven't seen her in quite a while so yeah changed my mind. Yeah I know the things brothers do for their siblings. But of cos I am gonna ask her for money for the cab ride back!

BTW American Beauty is on Channel 5 this Sunday at 10, if you haven't seen it already then make sure you see it, cos its a really brilliant movie , probably one of my favs ever. Kevin Spacey is brilliant as this burnt-out family man who then suffers from a mid-life crisis and starts behaving totally irrationally. And oh yeah every one of the characters in the movie are dsyfunctional in their own little way and its often really funny, but also kinda sad at times. Anyway just watch it.

Read great reviews about A Perfect Circle's new album, Thirteen Step. gonna get it soon. For those who don't know A Perfect Circle is a side project of Tool (which is like my fav band ever) 's frontman Maynard with former Tool guitarist Howedel. It's similar to style to Tool but not as dark and they don't have songs as long(Tool songs average 6 mins or more). Can't wait to get it, cos I was pretty disappointed with Tool's last album, it was good but nowhere near their classic Aenima.

Monday, October 13, 2003


I got on Friendster a couple of months back, but never got around to using it that much. Heh well until now. It's basically a way for you to stay connected to your friends online. And you are also connected to their friends , as in you can view their profiles and try to get to know them if you want. Anyway you should check it out , and if you wanna add me then just search for me using my singnet email addy, if you don't know it then you don't deserve to be my friend ! Hmpph!
Ok you know what I sounded really bitchy there, it's a little scary. Ignore that.
Went to see Seabiscuit with a friend yesterday, the movie about a little horse that could, and about the jockey who ride it. SLIGHT SPOILER AHEAD. It was a pretty decent movie, and quite inspiring especially the way Seabiscuit went from a abused and mistreated young foal that was never given a chance to a champion racehorse. But the movie isn't just about the horse, its about the jockey who rides it and how he overcomes a really rough beginning to his life to make something of himself. In a way, he and Seabiscuit are very alike and fate brought them together. But my only complaint is I didn't really feel a really strong bond between him and the horse. But that could be just me. Oh and the other complaint is there aren't really any hot chicks in the movie. Hey I am a guy after all.

After that had dinner at this pizza place, and a really good conversation going throughout the evening. Haven't had much of that recently, online conversations are nice but it doesn't really compare to the real thing. Yeah I know, I REALLY need to get out more.

Oh and I bought Lauryn Hill's MTV Unplugged CD, listening to it now while I work. I have been a huge fan since the Miseducation album, but when the Unplugged album came out I was still unemployed and horribly broke. And saw it at Borders yesterday and decided to get it. So far it sounds really good, but there's way too much talking by her for a music CD. She should have really taken the spoken bits out, in fact if she did it would probably fit into a single CD.

Also placed orders for The Roots' Things Fall Apart and Dredg's El Cielo while I was at Borders, should be getting them in a month's time. But the damm Roots album is 28 bucks, should have asked the price before I ordered, stupid of me. I will try and find it at HMV and Tower, if can find it for cheaper then I will probably cancel the order.

Arrgh I hate my stupid Sony Ericsson T100 phone, it hanged on me again , the damm keylock is on and I can't switch it off. It happened to me once but I manage to unlock it then, but been trying for like 15 minutes and I still can't get it to work.

Finally I would just like to say I love chicks in singlets, they always look hot as hell.

Saturday, October 11, 2003

Nothing to blog about recently. Oh I saw this gal with incredibly long hair on the train a couple of days also , it reached up to her ankles! Damm was so tempted to touch it, I really got a fetish for chicks with long hair. Such a turn on.

Yesterday we went to this eating place called the Reading Room with a couple of gals from a different department. Striked up a pretty interesting conversation with this gal, she seemed really nice. One of the other gals spilled some sauce on her jeans as well, sigh wasted I wasn't beside her or I would have helped her wiped her off, being the nice gentleman that I am. But it was really fun meeting new pple from the organisation.

Going to see the movie 'Seabiscuit' tommorow. I would have rather preferred to watch Underworld which seems to be a pretty cool fantasy movie in the vein of the Matrix, but well the horse movie (it's about a horse) should be pretty good as well , read a lot of positive reviews on it. But don't think there are any chicks in it.

My mom woke me up at 6 am, before she left for work, to remind me to go buy lunch for myself when it was time for lunch. And I shouted at her to stop waking me up everytime she feels the need to tell me something totally useless. Sigh can anyone say OVER-PROTECTIVE. And this is not the first time she did it, when I was sick last week and was in bed like the whole day she came in like every hour and waked me up to ask me if I was alright. Sigh I wonder when will be the day she will finally realise that I am already 25 years old.

Tuesday, October 07, 2003

OK my friend send me two makeover pictures of yours truly, you can check them out if you want.
WARNING: The pictures are graphic and may not be suitable for those with a squeamish stomachs.

Makeover 1
Makeover 2

I personally prefer picture 2, think I look cuter in that.

Monday, October 06, 2003

Interesting site here, it's a makeover site that allows you to upload your own picture and change it however you want, hairstyle , lipstick whatever you want. She's doing one with my picture. Will put it up here when it's done. Always wanted to know how I look with lipstick also.

Went to a chinese restaurant for dinner with the big bosses, it was mainly seafood which isn't one of my favourite types of food but hey the food was free so can't really complain. But dragged on until 9+ so now kinda tired. But one of the gals there was rather attractive!

Sunday, October 05, 2003

BTW gonna remove the zonkboard soon because it is not going to be freeware anymore. Don't think I am gonna replace it though, not like its used that much.
Sigh really got nothing noteworthy in my life to blog about recently. Life seems to be a complete bore. But I am looking forward to my Penang trip on the 13th of this month. But it's gonna be a pretty short trip only 2 days, but I enjoyed my time the previous time so looking forward to it again.

Just got the SDU (Social Development Unit) newsletter and I'm half-tempted to try out some of the activities. There's this tennis for beginners lesson and its like 80 bucks for 10 lessons which is pretty reasonable. But I don't even remember where I put my SDU card.

Thursday, October 02, 2003

My fever went up again last night, so I had to go see the doctor for the 2nd time. She gave me another huge assortment of pills and 2 days MC. Now i got 5 different type of pills to take 3 times a day, and add to that a cough mixture. This is the first time I been down with flu for more than 2 days, I always been able to recover by the 2nd day. A little worrying; could this be a sign that my body is starting to show it's age ?

Wednesday, October 01, 2003

Had a really weird dream last night. I dreamt that i got an email from my family doctor saying that one of the pills that she gave me was the wrong one, so I had to return it immediately. And it seemed so real that I actually checked my email to see if it was true, ignoring the fact that there was no way in hell she could have had my email address, or if it was true she would have called me on Monday itself. People can be so irrational sometimes.

My temperature went back up to 37.9 . ARRRGGGH

Tuesday, September 30, 2003

37.0 ! Thank god my fever finally broke. Still aching all over but the worst part is over. Which also means that you don't need to read any more entries of me whining away.
38.2 degrees Celcius. Good news is there is no more grogginess when I walk around, bad news is I am still aching all over and cold as hell. Couldn't go to work today either. It really sucks having to spend the whole damm day in bed under a blanket., feel so helpless.

Monday, September 29, 2003

38.7 degrees Celcius. That was my temperature this morning. I was pretty groggy this morning and had the worst headache, and to top it off I puked, although it was just water cos I didnt have any breakfast. The doctor gave me 3 different type of pills, 2 for my fever and one for my running nose and thankfully it seems to be working now. But I am still feeling really cold. Hopefully I can go back to work tommorow, I have 2 days MC but with the amount of work that needs to be done I can't really afford another day in bed. Ok back to the bed.

Sunday, September 28, 2003

I am coming down with a bout of flu. My throat's all dry, my body is feeling really hot and feverish and aching like hell, and I used up 2 whole boxes of tissue today. Not a good time cos I got a damm deadline to meet on tuesday. Hope it gets better by tommorow.
Went to play pool with a friend, got totally trashed , but he did give me some tips and I think I did improve slightly. But I still can't break properly its pretty embarassing, and sometimes I tend to miss the ball completely. Need to practice more. Oh and I gave him a burned copy of Mars Volta album. He's the 2nd guy that I gave it too. It's a little crazy but I really want everyone I know to listen to the album, its just so damm amazing. Hopefully if they like it they will buy the original album and support them. Yeah I am a dreamer.

Oh and bought a couple of stuff. First was a book from MPH ,"Bioinformatics for Dummies" (it's for work) and the other is Audioslave's self-titled album which I am listening to now.

Friday, September 26, 2003

Just had a large stuffed crust pizza for dinner, of cos I didnt eat it alone, I shared it with my mom. But I probably ate 3/4 of it. But the good thing is that it was a vegetarian pizza. Was Inspired by a friend who recently turned vegetarian herself. Ok I am off to read the first chapter of my intro to philosophy book, although i am sleepy as hell now.

Thursday, September 25, 2003

I went to the library after work yesterday to get a book on scripting, couldn't find any so borrowed a book titled " An Introduction to Modern Philosophy" instead. Well just wanna try and expand my horizons if possible, but the truth is I still haven't touched it. Ok I am gonna try read a chapter a day, I will blog about what I read (and hopefully learned) tommorow night. Was supposed to go out with someone but she cancelled on me. Been happening to me way way too much recently. But she's sick so it's just my luck.

Got a presentation in NIE tommorow morning, its gonna be my first ever presentation to potential customers so i am a little nervous. Hope it goes well! OK off to bed , really need some sleep now.

Oh by the way some good news, my bank account has gone from a measly 30 bucks when i started work to a pretty healthy amount now. But the bad news is that i saved up so much because I haven't really gone out in quite a while.

Wednesday, September 24, 2003

Due to and overwhelming sense of boredom, I decided to turn on MTV to see if there was anything worth listening to. The first song i heard was this song by Lena ( i think she sang the god-awful ah beng anthem Barbie Girl) , and the song went something like "It's your duty...to shake your booty." Yup this is the crap they are playing nowdays, and that also reminds me of the other totally dumbass song by Nelly where he advises his poor female friends that "it's getting hot in here, so take off all your clothes". Probably so that they don't get dehydrated. Nice fellow.

Then a couple of videos later is Limp Biskit's new video. Yeah unfortunately one of the worst bands I ever heard are back with their new album. I seriously don't know how people can actually listen to something this awful, all their songs sound almost exactly the same, and Durst basically just keeps complaining about how everyone is against him yada yada. When you are a freaking millionaire who gets to hang out at the Playboy mansion, you don't get to complain.

Monday, September 22, 2003

Ok this was one of the most boring days in recent history. I spent the whole day from 8 am at NUS for a whole series of lectures, there were around 11 altogether and it stretched from 8 am all the way to 6, with only 2 breaks for lunch and tea-break. And out of the 11 lectures I only found 2 that were actually interesting, the rest were so boring and dry I had trouble keeping my eyes open. Really feels like I wasted the whole day there, should have gone to work instead.

BTW I have been listening to Mars Volta's new album like non-stop since I got it, definitely a shoo-in for my album for the year. OK I know I have plugged this album a few times already, but seriously go listen to it at least once. You will either hate it or love it. (Hopefully it's the latter) But either way, I can gurantee you have never heard anything like it, and you will probably never will.

"THE MARS VOLTA have painted an other-worldly musical canvas so vivid, one listen and you won't remember which way is up. It simply doesn't get any better than this." Review

"... it's hard not to feel that "De-Loused In The Comatorium" is the auditory equivalent to awakening from a musical coma that has knocked us out for the past half a decade." Review
My Current Wallpaper. For those who don't know that's my dog.

Sunday, September 21, 2003

Called my friend in UK just now. She's finally settling in her new room at the dorm, after having trouble with her accomodation initially. Gonna call her again next week. But it still seems so strange not talking to her every night like we used to. Ok almost every night. Really miss talking to her.

BTW if you wanna make a call overseas sign up with Sunpage , it's only 3 cents a minute for overseas calls to a fixed line number (calls to a mobile phone is much more expensive) . And it's free subscription and registration so you have no extra costs.

I spend the whole afternoon rushing to finish this task that's due on Tuesday. Man I really really hate to do work on a weekend, sometimes I wish I had a job where once you finish your workday you can go back home and not worry about it anymore. A job like an air stewardess for example.

Ok the Man Utd vs Arse match coming up in 10 minutes. I'm outta here.
Went to my cousin's place this evening, it was his birthday today so he had a small party at his place. It was pretty cool, he actually mixed a drink for me , i forgot what it was called, sounds like pepsi-cola ...he's a bartender you see. Anyway it was really nice catching up with him cos I haven't seen him for like 6 months. Oh and he lent me a whole stack of CDs, VCDs and porn CDs to bring back, I didn't really want the porn CDs being the decent innocent guy that I am, but it's not really nice to refuse a guy on his birthday so I reluctantly accepted. Ok going to watch them right now. Oh and he was also nice enough to lend me his guitar book, hopefully I can finally learn to play one.

Oh and before I forget, happy birthday michelle !

Friday, September 19, 2003

One of my close friends is currently working as a clown's assistant. He wears a giant chipmunk suit and plays with kids. But this is the really interesting part. He waves at chicks and they wave back. And when they wanna take a photo with him, they tend to hug him pretty tightly, which obviously he doesn't mind at all. But I just find it amazing how gals would hug a complete male stranger just because he is in a cute looking costume, it's like they don't even realise that there's a guy behind the chipmunk!

Wednesday, September 17, 2003

The Invisible Man

I found out something really amazing recently; I have somehow found a way to make myself invisible to some people. I could be sitting in the same room as them but they wouldn't even realise that I am there. And sometimes it can even turn invisible people who are in close proximity to me, those people don't notice them as well. This is a really cool power to have, if not for one big problem.

I don't know how to turn it off.

Monday, September 15, 2003

Sunday, September 14, 2003

Ok this is so weird, I am losing all my stuff the past few days! I lost my Nokia 8250 in Penang, i lost my departure card at Penang airport , which means i had to rewrite all my information on a new card on the spot, while my bosses waited for me. And now I can't find my namecard holder with all the namecards of the people who were interested in the project we demo-ed in Penang. And now I am freaking out cos I have to send to one of my bosses the contacts so that he can contact them.

While I am freaking out , let me just say I have learned quite a lot from my trips recently. I was basically hired as a technical person, but after the trips I gotta see the sales part of the business as well. Of course I am still struggling right now; I have never been much of a people person, even less so when it comes to strangers and having to talk to clients and sell our services and products to them. But the big bosses have given a lot of advice on that part of the business, hopefully I can pick it up as fast as possible. I got another presentation next week to a client from a local university, so it's all happening hard and fast right now, and it's all just a tad scary. Ok now back to looking for the namecards.

Saturday, September 13, 2003

Women and Navels

After my Penang trip, I can safely say I think all women should pierce their navels, it is as sexy as hell. Oh and speaking of which, I was on Business Class on SQ for the flight back to Singapore,while my bosses were on Economy due to some mix-up in Malaysia arranging out flights back. Yeah that was really weird. But the difference in service from Economy to Business is really huge, too bad I only got to enjoy it for like an hour.
Really funny stuff I got off Football365, but you won't get the joke unless you are a football fan :
'David Blaine has given up his controversial stunt. He was told that 44 days doing nothing in a box is not going to break the record, which is currently held by Emile Heskey at four years'.
I been talking to this gal almost everyday for the past couple of months. But she just flew off to Nottingham this afternoon, not gonna be back for a year at the very least. Really gonna miss talking to her every night; hopefully she feels the same way too. But gonna call her tommorow , she told me Sunpage has really cheap IDD rates for calls to England, will check that out tommorow.
Went out with some of my colleagues yesterday, had a pretty good time. But just one thing, we end up talking about work most of the time. But I think that's the only thing that most of us we have in common we are all pretty different people with totally different interests, it would be hard to imagine most of them as friends if we weren't working together.

Anyway we went to watch Pirates of the Caribbean, it was really good, although it had a little too much swordfighting for my tastes, but Jonny Depp was a riot , he's just so brilliant at playing this weird characters (remember Edward Scissorhands?). Oh and it had the really hot chick from Bend It Like Beckham , Knightley, i read in a review she was only 17 when they shot that movie; you know you are getting old when the new and upcoming stars that are emerging are all younger than you.

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Thursday, September 11, 2003

Back Home !

Yes I am back from trip to Penang and man did I have one hell of a time ! OK first day was really really sucky cos me and my colleague spend the whole damn night preparing the machines for demo-ing at the conference, and the following morning we missed our breakfast cos we were setting up the machines at the booth.

But from the 2nd day onwards it was really fun , we went swimming at the pool (and I had a pretty good workout) and had a pretty good seafood barbecue. Then on the 3rd day I went parachuting, not sure what's the term for it but basically I was up in the air in a parachute dragged by a speedboat , well it was damn short (only 5 minutes) and cost me 50 ringgit , but what the hell right its a one time thing so we went for it. And it was worth it cos I tell you the feeling of being up there in the air is really amazing.

Oh we also had the really famous Penang laksa, man let me tell u it's the best laksa I ever tasted, and it tastes nothing like the Singapore version. If you ever go to Penang u gotta try it , it's along Penang Road. I would have had 2 if I wasn't on a diet.

Oh a funny incident : we were having drinks with our bosses and I asked for a vodka lime, but the waitress didn't quite understand me, instead got me a vodka neat with a slice of lime ! Trust it that's not something you wanna taste at all.

Oh finally something not so good, I lost my handphone in Penang, I brought it there just so I can keep track of the time (I don't have auto-roaming enabled) but it must have slipped out or something. Kinda sucks cos I got all my contacts in there . But I did write down some of my contacts in my address book couple months ago so it's not that bad.

Finally why are there people wishing me 'happy birthday' using ICQ when still got 2 days more ? (Subtle way of revealing my birthday)

Saturday, September 06, 2003

Kinda worried out, the guy who is supposed to prepare the machines at Penang for our exhibition couldn't do it in time , so I have to prep them myself on SUnday night once I reach Penang. That is assuming all goes well, if there is some problem with the machines that I can't solve then I am screwed.

Got a haircut 2 days ago, the barber cut it shorter than I would have liked and now I look like a bloody army recruit. But then again it feels really nice when the wind blows against my almost bare scalp, so I am not too upset about it.
Downloaded the video of Madonna's performance at the VMAs just to see the kiss between her and Britney and Christina , and it was no big deal , like one second only. Kinda disappointing really. Yeah don't why it is, but the sight of chicks making out is a turn-on for most guys.
Ok now I am going to prepare my presentation slides for Penang , will be doing a presentation at a local university in Penang. Nervous as hell. Doing it while I am listening to the new Mars Volta CD that I got yesterday from Borders on full blast, ordered it like a month ago but haven't had the time to collect it. You people should really check it out, itts damm bloody amazing.

Wednesday, September 03, 2003

Phew finally got the Installation working today! Thank god I couldn't get any sleep last night because of it. Yeah my flight to Penang is confirmed; I am leaving around 7 pm this coming Sunday and will be back on Thursday night . But me and my colleague will be staying in separate rooms at the hotel which I think is kind of a pity cos I think we should save our company's money and share a room instead; I definitely wouldn't mind, after all we are both mature adults right. Alright so there's the small matter that my colleague is a chick, but I am sure she can control herself around the stallion (with a little bit of effort) . Yeah that's me, always putting the company in front of my own comfort.

On the way back on the train I saw this ad that showed a scorpion with the word 'Fearless' and a slogan which said 'I am who I want to be' or something like that. And guess what it was for; a damm Siemens M55 phone. So what , someone with a M55 is deemed to be fearless and original ? Do people actually fall for this kind of advertising?

Oh and the good people at Blogger responded to my complaint about not being to post using Mozilla. All I needed to do was clear my cache.

Monday, September 01, 2003

OK bloody hell I don't know what google did but the page where i add entries to my blog looks really weird in mozilla; kinda disappointing that they never tested it on other browsers before they made the changes permanent.

Other than that I had a pretty great day ! Ok well a stressful day cos I am really rushing my work stuff; I need to test out an installation by tommorow morning so that I can tell a guy in Penang how to do the same thing. But the great news is boss junior just told me I am going to Penang ! Woohoo when I heard that I was happy as hell cos it's another chance to fly ! Yes I really love flying dun ask me why; it's probably just the idea of being in the air and getting to see the whole country below you. Not to mention the really cute air stewardesses ! Well it's not 100 percent confirmed cos he just told me, it's not really in writing or anything but keeping my fingers crossed. But in the meantime I am kinda feeling the stress now cos need to prepare something for the conference at Penang.

An another really cool thing happened, I met a blog/net friend at City Hall today. I was pretty sure it was here cos she has loads of pictures at her site so I was like staring at her. She noticed me doing that and gave me a look, you know the "what you staring at, you handsome Indian perv?" kinda look. Anyway I called her name and then intro-ed myself and she finally realised who I was. But her boyfriend looked at the stallion with some rather obvious jealousy so I just left quickly; ok ok I am kidding he was quite a friendly guy. Hope he doesn't read this, he's pretty buffed , could probably cause some serious damage to me if he wanted.

Sunday, August 31, 2003

You know how the government is raising cigarette prices to try and stop young people from smoking right. Well I just had an idea, why don't they just raise the price of a cigarette pack to like a 100 bucks. That will stop people from smoking, period. You also won't see young kids sharing their cigarettes with each other, hell i mean when you pay that kind of money you wanna enjoy them yourself right !
Watch MTV Music Video awards yesterday and Chris Rock who was the MC really got me laughing like crazy, the guy is so damm funny. But I have to say he has got balls, he makes fun of all the celebrities and even downright insults some of the people. After Good Charlotte performed on stage he referred to them the 'mediocre Green Day'! He also said Ashton Kutcher was 'literally a motherfucker' . But my favourite one was when he was saying how Americal Idol should get proper judges; "Paula Abdul judging American Idol was like Christopher Reeve judging a dancing contest!" Yes so very mean I know but damm funny though.

Saturday, August 30, 2003

I am more emotional than I would like to be, and trust me it's something that is really hard for a guy to say. I do have a tendency to get upset when people criticize me in a harsh manner or make really nasty comments. I try not to be (or show it) of course, but it does really affect me. Call it a lack of self-confidence or whatsoever, but I am very very concerned about what people think of me, especially people I consider my friends. Maybe because I know I don't have that many to begin with.

Friday, August 29, 2003

BTW you people should know that there are FREE alternatives to Microsoft(MS) Office. So if you don't have the dough to shell out 300 bucks (I think) for MS Office or you don't feel comfortable with getting a pirated copy you should take a look at two alternatives, one is OpenOffice and the other is StarOffice. Both can be used to open, edit and create MS Office documents as well; of course sometimes the formatting looks different when you do open MS documents, they are two different sets of products using two different technologies. OpenOffice is free while StarOffice is free for students, researchers and faculty members. I just think I should highlight this because before I joined my current company I had no idea that such alternatives were actually available. I have to confess I don't have much experience with OpenOffice , I mainly use StarOffice and it does slow down sometimes for me when I am formatting a large chunk of text, but hey it's free after all; you can't expect it to be as good as a 500 dollar product can ya, but it still does a pretty decent job.

BTW note to myself : Don't ever buy comics for chicks for their birthdays again. If I do I promise to knife myself in the groin.
OK just read this rather bizarre news at Soccernet. Chelsea, whom have been spending loads and loads of money on new players (100 million pounds so far), bought a Russian footballer by the name of Smertin for 3.45 million pounds recently, but two days after signing him they allowed him to go on loan to Portsmouth, saying that he was a player they bought for the future. Which would be perfectly fine if the player in question was someone young and still developing his skills, but the guy in question was a 28 year old!
For the last couple of months, I thought that I was the innocent victim who was unjustly victimised in all of this; it took someone else today to make me realise that this wasn't the case. And it was something that was really painful to hear, but once i heard the words I realised that they had a lot of truth in them. Like someone I know always says, it takes two hands to clap. I guess when things get really bad you always try to find something or someone to blame instead of looking at yourself. Well I have to admit that's true for me. At least now that I do know my faults I can at least try and correct them, it might be too late but I still have to try. But to the person who made me realise this , I just wanna say that I have always valued your friendship, but after today I have to say I feel so damm lucky to have you as a friend, because friends like you are really rare, at least for me.

Thursday, August 28, 2003

I know that I really need to get a life, but for some reason I keep putting it off. And I don't know why.

Tuesday, August 26, 2003

You know some people should be banned from making jokes. I don't know if they are trying to be funny or something but well ...tell me if you think this is funny...

Me : How much did you get that cup of coffee for ?
Him : Ten dollars.


And also another time I missed the name of the person in a conversation a group of friends were having so I asked the person who they were talking about. He replied "The cleaner".

Like I said, some people should just stay away from jokes.

Ok just watches Singapore's Brainest Kid , the local quiz show that pits our youngest bright minds against each other. Well today was the gals' turn (last week featured all male kids although I can't understand why they need to separate kids by their sex) and.... well brainy wouldn't be the first word that comes to my mind, how about incredibly annoying instead. 9 out of 10 questions asked by the host ( the incredibly hot Cheryl Fox) was met with the standard response "pass" by the little brainiacs. And even more annoying was the fact that they didn't even consider thinking about some of the questions, they just said pass as soon as it appeared on screen. So for most parts of the show all you can see are the kids saying "pass" repeatedly. Yeah that's quality tv for ya, I would put it right up there with WWE. But well Cheryl you can give me a totally uninterrupted lesson anytime baby. *fantasises*
Alright I had a really enjoyable trip to Bangkok, it was a real treat! The food that we had at the hotel was really amazing; anything you wanted to eat was there , i could remember one of the nights i actually had lamb, prok, chicken and beef all at the same time. We also went to eat at this really wonderful vietnamese restaurant courtesy of J who treated us , really nice of him.

Another thing is that Thai girls are so damm hot ! Every 100 metres I walked there was a thai girl who will catch my eye. Most of them have really great bodies and really attractive features. Hell even the gal at the flea market I bargained with was hot, should have asked her to take a pic with me.

We only really went out 2 nights , both to Pat Pong and I bought a whole lot of stuff at the flea market; like a name card holder for 4 bucks ! Also bought a couple of stuff for the people back home, but couldnt buy much cos I only had like 100 dollars.

Of cos there are the downsides; it's pretty sleazy , at the side of the flea market u have the go-go bars with the thai women pole dancing. Then when we took a taxi or tut tut in the evening the driver will ask us if we want massage (the not so clean kind) and sometimes they will keep asking you repeatedly, I guess they earn quite a huge commision. Then we also came across young teenage boys who were dressed up as women. And an old chinese man with two young gals, one at each arm. And so on.

A pretty funny incident happened in the hotel room. I ate a banana from the fruit bowl thinking it was free, then my room mate told me that it might not be. So I called the hotel reception and enquired; they said it was 500 baht ! But few days later I found out that they thought I meant the fruit bowl ...so that was a relief.

Anyway on the whole the experience was a really enjoyable one for me , I got to see a totally different culture and a way of living that was foreign to me. I took some pictures , not that much ...will try and put them up asap.

Thursday, August 21, 2003

hey people just a quick post b4 i got for my training. Well I haven't been able to get out much here because the last 2 days there was training the whole day followed by buffet dinners in the evening which kinda sucks, haven't even bought anything yet. But the people here are really friendly and there is this girl at the reception counter who looks hot as hell. But the hotel room is totally amazing (hell it better be when its 200 US dollars a night) but i accidentally ate a banana from the fruit bowl in the room cos I thought it was free; but when I checked it costed me 500 baht ...that's 20 Sing dollars talk about rip off! Hopefully I get to go out these last 2 days , I am flying back on saturday afternoon so there's not much time left.
Sa-wa-di-ka ! (or something like that) .

p.s Anyone know how to say "How much you charge for extra service?" in thai?

Oh but the plane ride was really fun, although I didn't get to sit on the window seat like I wanted to ..sigh so spend the flight watching 'Finding Nemo'. And there was this really pretty stewardess smiling at me ...

Sunday, August 17, 2003

I have to admit when I first found out that Fergie bought a 18 year old teenager for 12 million pounds I was really skeptical ; it seemed way way too much for a kid whom no one had really heard of. But after seeing him in action in Man Utd's first match of the season I have to say it is starting to look like a masterstroke, the guy is a really exciting talent! He has a whole lot of flair, he was doing step-overs and dummys and man can he dribble ! And he was involved in all 3 goals after he came on , talk about an amazing debut ! And he looks pretty cute too which could attract a whole new group of teenage gal fans, although his hair a bit funny.
Btw I think Wenger should start training his team to play with 10 men, Campbell just got sent off. Thats two send-offs in their last 2 matches.

Friday, August 15, 2003

Yahoo Fantasy Soccer

All English Premier League fans should check out this game. Basically every week you choose 11 players and depending on their performances every week in their matches you get points. NO prizes but it is pretty fun trying to figure out which players to pick every week and who to drop , and also you get to play against your friends. Anyway if you are still interested, create a team here

After you create a team, choose to Join a Private Group.
Then, when prompted, enter the following information...

Group ID#: 8850
Password: 1234

That is the league that I am in.

Thursday, August 14, 2003

It's really hard to get me pissed off, but someone is doing a real good job trying. But the Thailand trip is just happening at the right time, I really feel like I need to get away from everything for a while. Even if it's only a week.

Watching Buffy on TV now but the damm show freezes every 10 seconds. It is so incredibly annoying that I feel like taking a bat to the TV. Lucky thing I don't have a bat.

Wednesday, August 13, 2003

My birthday is exactly a month away

Things people can get me for my birthday:

1. Playstation 2 or XBOX
2. MP3 Player
3. DVD player
4. Expensive Discman (mine starting to screw up)
5. Headphones to go along with the Discman
6. Hi-FI system

Ya I know some of the stuff there are a TAD expensive, but you guys can always share money and buy one , I don't really mind. Man I can't wait !

I been feeling kinda isolated lately. I don't know whether its just me being paranoid as usual, but I don't think so. Oh well.

Tuesday, August 12, 2003

Oh just read in the Strait Times forum today about this person who was praising the National Day Parade (NDP) held last Saturday. I watched the parade, I thought it was really lame. First of all I hate the fact that every year they have to make it a point to remind everyone how multi-cultural/multi-racial Singapore is EVERY bloody year. Can't they give it a rest for at least one year at least. And also there was the lame-ass chanting of "One People, One Nation, One Singapore" , kinda reminded me of the cheers we used to do during Orientation in my Junior College. Damm annoying and fake.

Anyway the only reason I watched it to see the Silent Precision Drill Squad (SPDS) performance by the military policemen , cos I performed the same drill for NDP in 1998. It was pretty good, especially the guys juggling on top of the motorbikes, that was pretty cool. After that I switched it off.

They should have had a performance on the North-East line and SBS and celebrate the opening of the world's first driverless train system. They could get various TCS actors/actresses to speak out on how much they loved the system; especially how they love paying higher fares despite the glitches still not fixed in the system, or how they like the fact that the Buangkok station remains closed which means the train moves faster because they don't need to stop at that station, or how with the new line the bus services along the route are removed so that they do not need to face the dilemma whether to take the train or the bus when they travel. And then add a skit that shows those residents who complain about the higher fares, removal of bus services ,or the closure of Buangkok MRT station (aka traitors to Singapore) being persuaded by the government that they are wrong to complain....then make they chant "One People, One Nation, One Singapore!" (or risk being deported).