Sunday, January 30, 2005


I met my Final Year Project supervisor on Friday. I didn't do much work so I didn't have much to show him. So I made up excuses like how I had problems with coding and how I was busy trying to read up books on how to complete my website's shopping cart function.

Well... actually half of that is true, because I really don't know how to go about doing my website's shopping cart function. I've asked around and everyone says that it really isn't that hard to do, because the codes are everywhere. But until I finally go about completing my shopping cart and start the actual coding, I'm not going to believe them. Things have a funny way of turning out differently from what other people say. Especially when they say that it's easy.

Anyway, I went for the JamX finals today, which was held at Ngee Ann City. JamX is a band competition for the tertiary level and the main reason I went today was to see Soul'd Out play. They were the guest band and did the opening act because they were the winners of JamX last year. Halfway through their performance, this old malay man started dancing in front of the stage. I guess he really liked their music.

Overall, I thought that the level of the bands in the competition were pretty average. I mean, most of them can play, but not a lot of bands had the extra bit of originality that made them stand out from the rest. The only band I really liked aside from Soul'd Out, was Drummer Girl Porn. Even the winners Turning Point from NUS didn't really impress me that much. But I guess they stood out from the others because they had a violin in their band.

I guess this entry is starting to get boring because if you didn't go to JamX, you probably don't know what I'm talking about. Sorry, but I just don't know what else to blog about.

Well, Manchester United is playing Middlesbrough now, so I'll end here. =)

Wednesday, January 26, 2005


Would you like some fries to go with that?
(Credit: Joe)

Is saying "cheap slut", stating the obvious?

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

A Boring And Unproductive Day

Today has been one of the most unproductive days of my life.

This week is my study week, so I have to school. I'm supposed to be studying for tests next week, but I have no tests at all. Well, actually there is one, but it's just a multiple choice test, so there’s really no need to study so early yet. Besides, I haven't gotten the textbook yet.

So what have I been doing the whole day?

Wake-up, watch tv, eat, sleep, watch tv, eat and then blog, which is where I am now. In fact, not only has today been unproductive, but really boring too. I was supposed to continue working on my Final Year Project and collect my handphone at the Nokia Care Center, but I procrastinated. As usual.

I was watching the first episode of Desperate Housewives earlier and I have to admit, it's a pretty good show.

Teri Hatcher and Eva Longoria make the show that much more interesting to watch too. I know they don't look too good in those pictures but trust me, they look better on tv.

I've just read Bubblemunche's latest entry which leads me to the point, that the prettiest women around are also the most manipulative. Or at least they have the power to. It's because they know they have the power to control men with their sexuality. Besides, we all know that once you get a guy to think with his penis, you can get him to do anything you want because penises don't have brains.

However, having the power doesn't give one the right to use it for wrong purposes. But then again, some men want to be manipulated by pretty women, so saying that statement is totally redundant.

My friend once said that, men cannot live without women. I totally agree with that statement. In fact it's even biblical.

Genesis 2:18-23

18 The LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him."

19 Now the LORD God had formed out of the ground all the beasts of the field and all the birds of the air. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. 20 So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds of the air and all the beasts of the field.

But for Adam no suitable helper was found. 21 So the LORD God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man's ribs and closed up the place with flesh. 22 Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.

23 The man said,

"This is now bone of my bones

and flesh of my flesh;

she shall be called 'woman,'

for she was taken out of man."

God created Eve as a helper for Adam because He saw that it was not good for Man to be alone. So, if you think it, who really came to who help who? Some would say that women are the stronger sex because Men were the ones who needed to be helped. However, for me, I don't think that one side is stronger than the other but that both sides complement each other.

Men cannot live without women because they came with something that men seek after. Something that completes them.

No, no.. It's not boobs. It's companionship.

Adam was lonely in the Garden of Eden. Despite being given the power and authority over the rest of the animals, he craved companionship. And what better companion to have than a woman.

Just think of it this way. Imagine if the world was filled with only men. Really, just take a moment and visualise this scenario. It would be the ultimate "sausage fest" and everyone will be gay because there's no one else to hook up with. Men will be kissing men and everywhere you look, it's all men. How crappy is that? This then leads me to this next question.

"If the world was filled with only men, how would we all reproduce?"

I mean really, how we all reproduce? Split into cells like amoebas?

See. We men can't live without women. =)

Thursday, January 20, 2005

I'm Blogging

I haven't blogged in almost a week! That's a pretty long time for a regular blogger.

I find myself blogging less and less nowadays. Even though I'm doing my Final Year Project, I wouldn't say I'm much busier than before, so it's not because of the FYP. I guess me not blogging is due to a mixture of reasons.

Most of the time, I blog whenever I have breaks in school. This semester, I'm only required to go school 3 days a week, and in one of those days, I only have 2 lectures. Now we all know that lectures are meant to skipped, so that leaves me with only 2 days of going to school. Those 2 days are Thursday and Friday, which explains why most of my entries are near the weekends like this one.

Also, I always blog late at night. And by that I mean 2 or 3 in the morning. Ideas and encounters that are worth blogging always happen in the day, and I always make a mental note to blog about it, but by the time I blog, I would have either forgotten what to blog about or be too sleepy to even go online.

Anyway, there hasn't been much to blog about nowadays. Even Mr Miyagi said so in a recent post.

Well, come to think of it.. actually there is something worth blogging about.

Like how...

Liverpool got their asses kicked out of the FA Cup!

And of course how...

Liverpool got beat by Man Utd!!!

(Credit to Keith)

I know it's old news, but it's definitely worth mentioning again. Ah.. Don't we all just love Jerzy Dudek? I know I do. By letting in a shot even my dog or goldfish could have saved, he has gained my respect. Also, Steven Gerrard was taught a lesson by the real midfield general, Roy Keane.

I know it's tough time for all the Liverpool fans out. Getting your assed kicked 2 matches in a row isn't exactly a pleasant experience. So I have just right thing for you guys. It's really simple. Just look at the pictures below and follow suit.

(Credit to Balderdash)

Feeling better already? I'm sure you do. :)

Friday, January 14, 2005

The Weekend

I pissed off my FYP supervisor today. I postponed our weekly meeting again, which makes it the 3rd time that I've done that already. My reason today for postponing today's meeting was that I was busy helping my parents pack for their departure, so I wasn't able to do any work. Here was his reply:

Hi Zen|th

I am concerned about both on your lack of progress and inability to meet up with me regularly.
Though I understand that last minute, things do crop up, but it seems that you have more than your "fair share".

As there is a school meeting tomorrow, I can only meet up with you next week. Suggest that we meet up on Monday, 17 Jan 05 at about 5:30pm. I will probably have to see you again later in the week.

Zen|th, I hope that you will not be rescheduling any meetings unless it is absolutely necessary as this is definitely affecting your project progress.


Mr. X
p.s. pls confirm Monday's meeting.

I feel a bit bad for the inconvenience I caused him but I really had nothing to show him. So it's better to postpone than to turn up for the meeting empty handed. At least now I have the weekend to complete my work.

Talking about the weekend, it's Friday! =D

I haven't made any plans yet, but there's Liverpool vs Manchester United this Saturday at 8:25pm.

And Soul'd Out will be performing on Sunday! They'll perform as the guest band for JamX 2005, because they were the winners of JamX 2004 last year. They'll be performing at the Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza too on the 29th of January for the grand finals.

If you want to see a good band, be sure to catch Soul'd Out.

Anyway, here's a story that we all should learn from.

After a day fishing in the ocean a fisherman is walking from the pier carrying two lobsters in a bucket. He is approached by the ranger who asks him for his fishing license.

The fisherman says to the warden, "I did not catch these lobsters, they are my pets. Everyday I come down to the water and whistle and these lobster jump out and I take them for a walk only to return them at the end of the day."

The warden, not believing him, reminds him that it is illegal to fish without a license.

The fisherman turns to the warden and says, "If you don't believe me then watch," as he throws the lobsters back into the water.

The warden, wide-eyed and intrigued, says, "Now whistle to your lobsters and show me that they will come out of the water."

The fisherman turns to the warden and says, "What lobsters?"

(Credit: Joe)

Hahaha. That is one smart dude.

Enjoy the weekend everyone. :)

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Onto Another Chapter

I haven't been updating recently because I've been busy. I've never mentioned this before, but my family is migrating to the United States. I'm not going though, because I still have to complete my last semester in poly and pay off my bond to the government by working here for 3 years after I graduate.

Anyway they left this morning around 6am and I sent them off together with other family friends at the airport.

Of course I'm a bit sad that my family is gone, but there's no use in being sad because it doesn't accomplish anything. Life will be a different now (my uncle and his family will be moving in, so I'll stay with them) but one of the reasons I'm looking forward to it because all along I've been wanting to learn to be more independent. And what better way to learn it than through experience.

Another reason is of course,


But of course along with that freedom comes responsibility and if I let too much freedom get to my head my life's going to be all screwed up. Now all I need to do is put that into action.

Hmm... Right now you know who I miss the most? My dog Rainbow.

Come on, with cute and big eyes like that, anyone would miss him. Now when I'm get home everyday, there'll be no one to greet me at the door anymore. There'll be no one begging me for food when I eat and no one to scare my farts with. Yes, my dog runs away when he hears someone fart. So sometimes I would fart in front of him just for fun. Hahaha.

Anyway, enough about me. I was blog hopping the other day I saw this story. I'm sure some of you all have read it before because it's been circulating around in emails too.

A girl and guy were speeding over 100mph on the road...

Girl: Slow down. I’m scared.

Guy: No this is fun.

Girl: No its not. Please, it’s too scary!

Guy: Then tell me you love me.

Girl: Fine, I love you. Slow down!

Guy: Now give me a BIG hug.

*Girl hugs him*

Guy: Can you take my helmet off & put it on yourself? It’s bugging me...


(In the paper the next day):

A motorcycle had crashed into a building because of brake failure.
2 people were on it, but only 1 survived.

The truth was that halfway down the road, the guy realized that his brakes broke down, but he didn't want to let the girl know.

Instead, he had her say she loved him & felt her hug 1 last time, then had her wear his helmet so that she would live even though it meant that he would die.

Would you do this for someone??

Aww... What a tragic love story. Well, it is tragic but it's stupid as well. To be more precise, the guy is a dumbass. First of all, he was speeding. Secondly, he decided to travel without giving a helmet to his girlfriend. If you love someone, would you endanger their lives like that? Would you even allow a chance of your loved one getting hurt?

He might have saved the girl, but he would have saved his life and a whole of pain on the girl's part if only he had not done one of those 2 things mentioned above.

Reading this story is one of the reasons I'm a bit hesitant on getting a motorcycle license. My friend told me that even if you drive safely, you cannot control the element that people might hit you. And if people hit you, you're going to fly.

I remember traveling to school one day and there was this huge jam on Lornie Road. Apparently, a motorcycle had crashed into the rear of a lorry when it suddenly braked. The motorcyclist hit the rear of the lorry head on. If you've been to Lornie road you know that all the vehicles speed along that stretch, so you could imagine the impact when flesh met steel. It was so bad that the helmet got smashed into half and when the bus passed by the accident site, I'll never forget the sight of trickles of blood flowing along the road, from underneath the tent where the body lay.

What makes it even sadder is that there was a pillion rider. And the pillion rider was the motorcyclist’s girlfriend. Later on the news it was reported that she had broken her back and was in a coma. I don't know if she died or what happened to her, but even if she did survive, being paralyzed is worse off than being dead for some.

One of the worse things that could happen is to get into an accident, but then your pillion rider or passenger dies while you survive. I don't know about you, but if it happened to me, my conscience wouldn't be able to take it.

So if you truly love someone, you'll do your best to keep him/her safe. Unlike the dumbass in the story.

Thursday, January 06, 2005


I'm feeling a little bit irritated right now. I want to blog but I can't because I have to do some work to show my supervisor later on. I have to complete a report and some storyboards by 5pm today.

But aren't you blogging now?

Well, I am, but it's not really blogging because I'm just procrastinating you see. Trying to put off doing my work by doing something else. And blogging is that something else. I've blog hopped, read my emails, checked Soccernet, Friendster, and visited the forums I frequent. So I've got nothing else to procrastinate with (somehow that sounds obscene), except blogging.

So here I am, trying to prolong this procrastination by thinking of something else to write, but my mind refuses to budge, constantly reminding me of the fact that I'd better do some bloody work or else I'll be facing crap later on.

Alright. Logic and reason triumph this time. Besides, I don't think this entry makes any sense at all. Back to work.

Monday, January 03, 2005

Finally, 2005

It's finally 2005. I've been blog hopping and lots of people are writing about their New Year resolutions.

For me, I don't usually have any resolution because I don't believe in doing something just because of the occasion. If you want to do something, just do it. There's no need to wait until the new year and use it as a reason to do something that you've been wanting to do.

However, I came across a site that generates a resolution for you.

In the year 2005 I resolve to:

Not doing any of my homework.

Get your resolution here

(Credit to Fat Fingers for the link)

Well well.. That's a resolution that I've fulfilled a long long long time ago. Probably way back when I was in primary 6.

Meanwhile, Joe found an Anti-Taufik consipracy at HMV.

Hmm.. Somebody working at HMV must be a fan of the poser boy. He She could have put the price tag at the bottom left hand corner which would have been much better, but no, let's cover Taufik's face with a big yellow 17.95 tag instead because Sly who makes funny faces and touches people's faces with hands that have been who knows where, should have won Singapore Idol instead.

Come to think of it, all you Sly fans better hope that Sylvester is one of those washes his hands often. Because well, guys use their hands more often than girls in both the toilet and bedroom, if you know what I mean. I've seen guys use the urinal and then leave the toilet right away without washing. I just hope that the next person their hands came into contact with wasn't you.

There are lots of things that have been lost at the end of last year. Homes, children, loved ones, families all swept away by a tsunami one Sunday morning. Sadly we're going to lose a good blog too.

The Calm One has finally decided to post up his last entry.


I was agonizing for too long over the title for this post.
Death At Ngee Ann? This would allude to my blog title. Or maybe, In the End..., reflecting back on my first post? I finally settled for the current one because it has a bleak, stark, and slightly forlorn ring to it. I don't usually spend too much effort on my post titles, but I figured I should this time since it's my last post.

Yes you read it right.

This, is my last post.

I know a blog can't be compared to 125,000 lives but I made the relation because they both came to the same conclusion, they're gone. I've read Calm's blog ever since it just started and I really enjoyed his entries which were always so well written.

Well... There goes one good blog.