Thursday, March 31, 2005

Catching Up

I came to school today to study for my exam tomorrow, but as usual, no studying has been done.

I lent my laptop to my friend for 2 days, so I wasn't able to go online during that period and the first thing I did when I logged on, was to go around reading everybody's blogs. It's become a habit now. Everytime I go online, I feel the need to go and check out what's going on in the local blogosphere. If I don't, I'll feel like I'm missing something.

I guess that's what being a blogger does to you.

I'll update later. Right now, it's off to dinner and then a game of pool with Yifan. Looks like I'll have to burn the midnight oil tonight.

Sunday, March 27, 2005

Just A Thought

I was online the other day when a former classmate of mine signed in on MSN. His nick read, “What do I want in my life?” I sent him an instant message and jokingly said, "You need sex dude". To which he replied, "Sex? Aiyah, sex to me is like kissing liao".

Now I didn't know if he really meant it or not, but if he did, that's really sad. Like I said in one of my previous entries, I believe that sex is an expression of love and it's sad to see this expression lose it's meaning be reduced to a mere recreational activity. Sex outside marriage loses its purity and to have sex casually makes it totally lose its whole meaning. It simply becomes another activity for pleasure.

To me, your own body isn't just a body, it represents you, and is something that you don't simply give away to anyone. And when you do decide to give it away, who else to give it than to the person you love the most in your life? Sex is not only expression of love but also of trust and commitment, which you can give only within the boundaries of marriage.

Outside marriage, the promise of commitment is something that one cannot give as all you have are words. In marriage however, that promise is bound by action which is more than just words. That's why I feel that sex should be done within the context of marriage.

Sad to say, nowadays the meaning of marriage is disappearing as well. With everything losing it's meaning, no wonder problems like broken families and AIDS are on the rise.

Hmm.. I wonder if I'm making sense. I'm thinking too much today.

Thursday, March 24, 2005


I was just away from the blogosphere for 2 days and suddenly a new trend has appeared!

The Sexy Blogger

It all started with Xiaxue, Mr Miyagi and mr brown(he say must spell in lowercase). Later Adri joined in, and so did Calm One.

If you still don't know the trend, all you have to do is take a picture of yourself doing the sexy pose seen above, and then post it up in Flickr and tag the photos "sexyblogger".

At first I contemplated joining in and putting up a picture of myself sticking my tongue out, but I thought I'd better not. Mainly because I am not as hamsem and famous as Mr Miyagi, but also beacuse I don't really intend on revealing my face to the whole world in this blog. I very shy wan, remember? However, I've thought of a way to go 1 step better.

Instead of the usual "sexy" tongue pose,

you should stick out your tongue and touch your nose.

I know the human anatomy is different from that of a dog's but unlike the impossibility licking your elbow, to stick out your tongue and touch your nose isn't that difficult. Come on, give it a try. It's easier than you think and I can do it everytime. If you don't believe me, I'll put up a picture showing that's possible in one of the future entries.

By the way, over 70% who have read this will attempt to lick their elbow, and fail. If you do succeed however, it is not counted as you are actually a camel in disguise.

I can lick your elbow if you want

Monday, March 21, 2005

Past Few Days

I haven't been blogging regularly these past few days, which I find a bit irritating. It's because I like to blog and I want to, just that I haven't found the time to.

It's not that I've been busy these past few days. On the contrary, I'm actually very free. It's just that I've been busy playing. Haha. What's more, I'll be going for my class chalet tomorrow. It lasts 3 days, I think. So of course I won't be able to blog during that period of time. I'll be too stoned from the lack of sleep anyway.

I always want to write about so many things and I make a mental note during the day on what I'm going to blog about, but when I sit in front of the computer, I forget what I wanted to write. It's like I have a writer's block as soon as I start to write.

Anyway I guess I'll end here. My Playstation 2 is calling for me.

In the meantime, you can try this Sheep Reaction Test (via Agagooga). I managed to get a "Rocketing Rabbit" 0.1887 seconds.

Thursday, March 17, 2005

The Element Of Luck

I just took a cab home and for the 15 minute duration of the journey, I must have been the most unlucky person in Singapore. Now I don't believe in luck, but somehow during that taxi ride, I was "unlucky".

First, I came across not 1, but 2 road blocks. And in the first road block, the police officer had to pick me to do a routine spot check.

"Sir, could you step out for a moment?"

*steps out of taxi*

"Can I have your IC please?"

"Here. What's all this for?"

"Oh, it's just routine."

The whole bloody thing took around 5 minutes, which probably added around 80 cents or $1 because of the midnight surcharge. Come on, out of all the cars there, you had to pick a taxi? I know my super lovable girlfriend says that I sometimes have sleepy eyes, but I don't think it was so bad that I looked stoned after consuming drugs. I didn't have an unconscious woman beside me nor did I look drunk, so I really don't know why the police officer had to pick me out of everyone.

So when I arrived underneath my block, I reluctantly paid the $9.30 (it's usually between $7 and $8) and stepped out of the taxi.

Then something fell out my pocket.

My handphone.

It wasn't damaged but I was slightly cheesed off at my carelessness. Bah. I think it's time to get some sleep.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Glad To Be Back

Phew. The report's done and finally submitted. Thanks for the encouragement everyone. It was nice to check back and read some of the comments you all left. Sad to say though, I submitted the report 2 days late. I just couldn't complete it in time and I decided to take the 5 marks a day penalty to finish it up.

The day of the deadline (Monday), I tried a last gasp attempt to get an extension by sending an email saying I was sick, but my supervisor said that he couldn't grant me an extension based on my email alone. So I replied that I couldn't get an MC because I was sick on Sunday, and that since I was already alright, there was no point in getting an MC. Although I didn't get an extension, I'm hoping that he'll give me more sympathy marks on his side, since 20% of the report grade is based on his judgment of my understanding of the project. Hmm.. I hope he doesn't read this.

My report was only 69 pages long, which paled in comparison to some of my friends. Claris had 160 pages while Tian Kheng and Tian Shun had close to 200 pages. Why the huge difference? It was because their appendix way, way outnumbered mine. My appendix was only around 30 pages long, while Tian Kheng's storyboards alone reached 20+ pages. I really couldn't be bothered to do any documentation after the FYP demo, so I just made due with whatever documentation I already had.

Quite a few things happened that were worth blogging about during my short absence, so I'll probably blog about them soon. Anyway, it's nice to be back and reading everyone's blogs again. :)

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Running Low On Motivation

Argh. I still haven't started on my report. Everytime I want to start, something else grabs my attention and I end up procrastinating. I hardly have any time left with the football tournament on Saturday and since the deadline on Monday is 12pm, I'm only left with tonight, tomorrow and Sunday to finish a 60 page report.


Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Middle Of The Week

School's going to be ending soon. Right now, I've only got my Final Year Project Report which is due next Monday. In between now and then, I've got a demo and a test tomorrow. After that only 1 more exam and then it's finally over.

How's my report coming along? Well, I haven't done much. Motivation is eluding me as always. Currently I'm in the library trying to get the report started but what the heck, I'll start it tonight when I get home.

Nothing much has been going on these past 2 days, been lazing around playing Winning Eleven 8 and Football Manager 2005.

I just noticed something about Blogger's new commenting system. For those of you who have left comments, you'll notice that when you want to leave a comment, a pop-up window will appear.

At first I enabled that function because I thought that it would making commenting easier, but realised that it's still that same. I thought that it would be like Haloscan where posting a comment could be done in 2 mouseclicks but it turns out, posting a comment still takes 3 mouse clicks.

1) Click on the comments link.
2) Shown the entry and all the comments, click on post a comment link.
3) Pop up window showing the entry and all comments, type and publish comment.

It's obvious the 2nd mouseclick is redundant, since in the pop-up window the summary of the comments and the entry are already shown. In my Interface Design class, the easier the users get to want they want, the better. Anything that takes more than 3 mouseclicks to find, most people get turned off and go to another site.

Maybe I should switch to Haloscan.

Update: ball.of.yarn has just alerted me to the fact that clicking on the "Post Comment" link also takes 2 mouse clicks instead of 3. Something which I overlooked due to the habit of clicking on the "X Comments" link instead. My bad. So instead I pose the question, what's the use of the "X Comments" link if clicking on the "Post Comments" link does the same? They should merge the 2 like Haloscan does.

Sunday, March 06, 2005

Sunday Post

I'm aching all over today. My ankle, foot, legs, shoulders and back are all whole body is aching. Why? Because of the ICT 7-a-side tournament that was held yesterday in school.

Before yesterday, I can't even remember the last time I played field football and the last competitive match I remember playing was 1 year ago. In the 3 years I've been in poly, I've gained 8KG as well (everyone gains weight in poly), so I was definitely not in top shape to play in a tournament. If my body size before was like Cristiano Ronaldo, now it's more like Wayne Rooney.

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Our team won the tournament last year, so this year we were feeling the pressure. That wasn't helped by the fact either that everybody was out to get us and we were drawn with the toughest teams. The only sucky thing about the competition was due to the huge number of teams (there were 11 teams in 2 groups) and only 1 field being available, we would playing all our games 2 hours apart. Meaning we would have to warm up, cool down, warm up, cool down several times.

But to cut the long story short, we managed win all 3 games (the other 2 games, semis and final will be played next Saturday) and got 9 points. I think we've more or less qualified for the semis but it wasn't easy at all. In fact, we had to resort to playing smart in order to win. Once or twice when we were comfortably in the lead, we chose to play out the time instead of playing the game. You know, like when they dribble to the corner flag to keep the ball or when the keeper slowly waits for the player to come before picking the ball up. Yep, we did that a few times. Haha.

Some people might say it's dirty, but I don't think so. First off, it's not infringing the rules, it's not unsporting like diving to waste time(a la Porto last season) and lastly it's just another tactic to try and ensure victory.

The funniest moment of the tournament however was in our 3rd match when the opposition had a goal kick. They kicked ball too far, right to our goal keeper's feet. At that point, we were leading 1-0 and were dead tired, so wanting to conserve energy and not risk anything, our keeper just stood there with the ball at his feet, waiting for the player to come.

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Come and get the ball

But no one came. Instead, one of the opposing players bewilderedly asked the referee what was going on. "What's going on? Got a foul ah?", was his question. The referee told him to "go and get the ball". So as he ran towards the ball, our goalkeeper bent down and put his hands at the side of the ball in anticipation, ready to grab it at anytime. But suddenly, the player stopped, turned around and ran back towards his goal saying, "This is so lame". At that point I couldn't help but laugh out loud simply because I had never seen anything like that before. So he left his team-mate to run after the ball instead.

Let me sidetrack for a while here. The guy probably felt he was justified in walking away because he was being made to do something lame. But to me, that's just being selfish. When you play in a team, you play for the team and not for youself. By turning around and walking away, he was putting himself above the team, not wanting to do something which made him look stupid, choosing to save his pride instead. It may have been something lame, but we all do our parts to try and ensure victory for the team.

Sorry for talking so much about football, but I have nothing else to blog about. Haha. Anyhow, I found these interesting links.

The Crazy Rabbit
- This rabbit never gives up

The Fake Smiles Test
(via Indian Stallion)
- I got 10/20 for this one

The Effiel Tower is a hoax
- "The Eiffel Tower hoax is one of the first examples of mass suggestion Like most people you still may believe the Eiffel Tower exists!"

Hope you had a good weekend. =)

Thursday, March 03, 2005


I got this from Powerpuff. Try it out in your blog if you want to.

A list of “I’ve Never..”
The bold items are TRUE.
Copy, Paste & Spread…

I’ve Never Kissed A Member Of The Opposite Sex
I’ve Never Kissed A Member Of The Same Sex
I’ve Never Crashed A Friend’s Car

I’ve Never Been To Japan
I’ve Never Been In A Taxi
I’ve Never Been In Love
I’ve Never Had Sex In Public
I’ve Never Been Dumped
I’ve Never Done Cocaine
I’ve Never Shoplifted
I’ve Never Been Fired

I’ve Never Been In A Fist Fight
I’ve Never Had Group Intercourse
I’ve Never Snuck Out Of My Parents’ House
I’ve Never Been Tied Up
I’ve Never Regretted Having Sex With Someone
I’ve Never Been Arrested
I’ve Never Made Out With A Stranger
I’ve Never Stolen Something From My Job
I’ve Never Celebrated New Years In Time Square
I’ve Never Gone On A Blind Date

I’ve Never Lied To A Friend
I’ve Never Had A Crush On A Teacher
I’ve Never Celebrated Mardi Gras In New Orleans
I’ve Never Been To Europe

I’ve Never Skipped School
I’ve Never Slept With A Co-Worker
I’ve Never Cut Myself On Purpose
I’ve Never Had Sex At The Office
I’ve Never Been Married
I’ve Never Been Divorced
I’ve Never Had Sex With More Than One Person Within The Same Week
I’ve Never Posed Nude
I’ve Never Gotten Someone Drunk Just To Have Sex With Them
I’ve Never Killed Anyone
I’ve Never Received Scars From My Sex Partner
I’ve Never Thrown Up In A Bar
I’ve Never Purposely Set A Part Of Myself On Fire

I’ve Never Eaten Sushi
I’ve Never Been Snowboarding
I’ve Never Had Sex At A Friend’s House While They Were Throwing A Party
I’ve Never Had Sex In A Dressing Room
I’ve Never Flashed Anyone

I’ve Never Met Anyone From Online

Hmm.. I'm still quite a good boy as you can see. :)

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

It's All Over

Phew. It's finally over. My Final Year Project is done. Actually I have a report still left to do, but that won't be as hard.

Have you heard of the saying,"Everything that can go wrong, will go wrong”? I was afraid that was going to happen on the Monday which was the deadline so I tried to upload my project on Saturday. However, I still had to do some massive adjustments on Saturday so I wasn't able to upload it. Sunday is always a rest day for me, so I had no choice but to upload it on Monday.

Remember my previous entry saying that I only had to do 2 more tasks before I could upload my project? I was dead wrong. When I opened my project that Monday morning on my laptop, there were several errors. I didn't know what happened since it was working pretty well on Saturday.

So I tried to fix the bugs and it took me 2 hours. The reason it took me so long is because my laptop is as fast as a snail. Literally. Whenever I complied and ran my project to test it out, it took 5 whole minutes to load.

I finally managed to upload it 5 minutes from the 12 noon deadline. I forgot to put in a readme file, but I couldn't be bothered anymore.

I had my project demo scheduled yesterday morning and I think it went pretty well. At first I was a bit nervous because I arrived exactly at 11am and didn't have time to set up. So having the 2 markers sitting there, watching me as I set up my laptop to the projector was quite nerve wrecking.

I got over the nervousness soon because I kept telling myself that there's only an audience of 2 and that they weren't concerned on how I spoke; they were more interested in how my project worked. The presentation went quite well. There weren't any error messages shown and everything worked the way it was supposed to.

The 2nd marker pointed out a few of my project's weaknesses and I answered by saying how I would rectify those weaknesses. After the demo, my supervisor (who was 1 of the 2 markers) said that the demo went quite alright. And while my project wasn't the best, it wasn't the worse either. In other words it was a pass.

I was so glad when he said the word "pass". Because I didn't care what the grade was for my project just as long as it was a pass.

So here I am, free at last. It's time to whip out the PS2 and get back to some gaming! :)