Saturday, December 30, 2006

Shit Happens #1

Damn. That last moment of enlightenment sure didn't last long. Like they say, common sense isn't that common after all.


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Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Damn The Rain

It's been raining for the longest time now. Every single day.

I don't like the rain. When it does, the skies get all dark and cloudy and it rather dampens the mood. If you're outside, you have to seek shelter and once you find it, you're stuck indoors, unable to get anywhere without getting wet. And even if you have an umbrella, there's always the inconvenience of carrying it around afterwards. Personally, that's the reason I'd rather walk in the rain than carry an umbrella. Which also explains all the damp clothes currently in my laundry basket. I missed the last bus home these past 2 days, so I ended up jogging home. I must say though, it's pretty comfortable jogging in the rain.

I hate slippery surfaces.

When it rains as well, every indoor location on Orchard road gets crowded. What annoys me more though, is people standing at the entrance doors wondering what to do. Come on, a little rain won't kill you. It's not as if you're made of paper.

Like I mentioned before, crowded places annoy me. That, coupled with the rain, makes Orchard road the number 1 place to avoid this festive season. Oh, and if I were you, I'd avoid Vivocity on New Year's Eve as well. That place is packed like maggots on a dead body during the weekends and holidays.


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Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Boxing Day

I'm a little late, but nevertheless, Merry Christmas! =)

My Christmas was a nice and simple celebration with my super lovable girlfriend and her family. I like my celebrations like that. I'd rather have it with my close friends than a huge party with people that I hardly know. It's the people who you celebrate with that make it meaningful.

The Christmas spirit here in Singapore is rather lacking, don't you think? Of course for those of you who haven't spent Christmas anywhere else you wouldn't understand what I mean, but I'm sure for those who have, you'd agree with me.

What defines the Christmas spirit? Well, it's in the little things. Like looking someone in the eye with a warm sincere smile as you say, "Merry Christmas". Greeting and wishing random strangers while complaining how dreadful last minute Christmas shopping is.

Perhaps this guy sums it up better than I do.

"I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys."
- Charles Dickens

So once again, have a Merry Christmas everyone.



Thursday, December 21, 2006

Conversation Of The Day #7

Mr Brightside says :
then after that my com technician came down

Zen|th says :

Mr Brightside says :
dunno what my cb brother do

Zen|th says :
I know what.

Mr Brightside says :

Mr Brightside says :

Zen|th says :
wah. 70GB? That's a lot.

Mr Brightside says :
wait, there was bleach, games, programs and lots more other stuff.. so actually not that much as 70GB..

Zen|th says :
Then how much?

Mr Brightside says :
I think around 60GB.



Sunday, December 17, 2006

Video of The Day #14 And Stuff

The music in this video is just right for the weekend. =) And Andy McKee has some crazy guitar skills.

Anyway, I'm not sure if most of you out there have heard of this site called Digg. For those of you who don't know what Digg is, here's a little help from the omniscient Wikipedia:

"Digg is a community-based popularity website with an emphasis on technology and science articles. It combines social bookmarking, blogging, and syndication with a form of non-hierarchical, democratic editorial control. News stories and websites are submitted by users, and then promoted to the front page through a user-based ranking system. This differs from the hierarchical editorial system that many other news sites employ.

Readers can view all of the stories that have been submitted by fellow users in the "digg/All/Upcoming" section of the site. Once a story has received enough "diggs", depending on the calculations performed by Digg's algorithm, it appears on Digg's front page. Should the story not receive enough diggs, or if enough users report a problem with the submission, the story will remain in the "digg all" area, where it may eventually be removed."

So in a nutshell, Digg's front pages are filled with news stories that are submitted by users, and approved by users.

My whole point in bringing up this subject is this: Digg is one of the best sites on the internet. Lots of times the information that I get from this site is reprinted in the papers two days later. Topics like James Kim and his family's disappearance, the boy with the severed head, Wiimotes breaking television screens. Alright, they may not be ground breaking news, but it's information that's interesting enough (at least the papers think so) to read. And that's where I get lots of my videos too.

So the next time you're looking for the latest on technology, news stories or videos, you know where to go.


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Friday, December 15, 2006

Windows To The Soul

Oh well, since I'm pretty bored right now, here's another quiz.

Your Eyes Should Be Green

Your eyes reflect: Striking attractiveness and danger

What's hidden behind your eyes: A vivid inner world

Green eyes, that's pretty cool. What's more important for me though, is the shape of the person's eyes. Some people just have this gaze that can suck you in once you make eye contact.

That's why I always say what attracts me to a woman the most is her eyes. It's through the eyes that you make a connection with someone. 94% of communication is non verbal and I'm pretty sure that out of that 94%, a large part of it is through the eyes.

You can always tell a lot by looking into someone's eyes as they communicate. Whether they're angry, sad, feeling tired, lying or being sincere, trust me, it's all in the eyes.

That's why the eyes are the windows to the soul.


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Friday, December 08, 2006

Tarot Cards

You are Strength

Courage, strength, fortitude. Power not arrested in the act of judgement, but passing on to further action, sometimes obstinacy.

This is a card of courage and energy. It represents both the Lion's hot, roaring energy, and the Maiden's steadfast will. The innocent Maiden is unafraid, undaunted, and indomitable. In some cards she opens the lion's mouth, in others she shuts it. Either way, she proves that inner strength is more powerful than raw physical strength. That forces can be controlled and used to score a victory is very close to the message of the Chariot, which might be why, in some decks, it is Justice that is card 8 instead of Strength. With strength you can control not only the situation, but yourself. It is a card about anger and impulse management, about creative answers, leadership and maintaining one's personal honor. It can also stand for a steadfast friend.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

(Via Cowboy Caleb)


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Sunday, December 03, 2006


I played 2 football matches on Saturday and Sunday. And both games got me pissed off.

The first game was with my former colleagues in DFS. It ended in a 1-1 draw and although I scored, what really pissed me off was that I missed 2 clear cut chances to win the game. I sort of twisted my ankle in a challenge early in the game and from then on I was playing in pain all the way. What added insult to injury really, was that the other team sucked. Real bad. They were probably around 20, much, much ayounger than our team (which probably had an average age of 34) and still, they couldn't outrun or outpass a group of old men.

The second game pissed me off too. Why? First, my ankle was still injured and I couldn't walk properly. Secondly, we lost 4-2 to a team that sucked real bad. Again. And once again, I was playing with old men against younger opponents. All my team mates had families already. The other team were a bunch of JC students which couldn't even pass the ball properly.

Honestly, when it comes to football, I really hate to lose. But then again, I guess when playing with team mates twice your age, defeat is something that's bound to occur more often.