Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Bye Bye

Bye Bye - Mariah Carey

Monday, August 11, 2008

A Piece of A Begger's Mind

This afternoon, I went to pay respect to my grandmother's "memorial plaque" (a.k.a. san chi pai). An old lady entered the premise while everyone was busy paying respect to the memorial plaques. She approached everyone that she sees. After paying my respect, I went to the basin to wash my hands. I stood nearby waiting for my parents whom went to enquire some things. The old lady headed towards my back. She approached me from behind.

Old Lady: Hello...hello...hello... (from soft audible to loud audible)

Me: (Turns around to face her)

Old Lady: Can you give me some money? (Ni ker yi kei wo chien ma?)

Me: I don't have any money with me now.
(Seriously my bag wasn't with me. It was with my mum)

The old lady started scolding me for not giving her money. Then a young couple walked into the premise. The old lady instantly approached them to ask for alms. The young man initially listened to her attentively. After a while, he excused himself from the old lady (whom was obviously very unhappy already). The old lady then approach his female companion for alms. The young lady who was busy sms-ing looked up. At this time, her male companion called out to her and shook his head. She then followed him. Not a very good harvest for this old lady today.

It is not that we are selfish. The thing is this old lady is bold in demanding what she wants for alms. She is one choosy beggar that is not contented with what she is given. She goes around not only in this premise but throughout town, asking people to buy her a sack of rice,etc. My dad once bought her a sack of rice after hearing her tale. After she got her rice, she did not immediately leave for home as she had described in her pitiful tale. Instead she approaches others telling the same tale hoping to get more. It makes one wonder, what does an old lady do with so many sacks of rice? How much does she and her family consume in a day? Why hasn't the social welfare looked into such sad cases (if what she claims is true)?

Friday, August 08, 2008


It's here. The wait is over. After years and months of anticipation and preparation, China will take center stage tonight. The Beijing Olympics that has been the talk of the Chinese community will unveil tonight at 20 00 (8.00 p.m.). Get the champagne ready as 08.08.08 will only happen once in a lifetime.

August 8,2008 8p.m. =

They are ready! Let the games begin!

Monday, August 04, 2008


I have set a new goal for myself. I am going to start a weight gaining program (WGP). The ultimate goal is to gain 3 to 5 kgs by November. I have always had weight issues.

The scenario that I face is:

"I can shed pounds but I can't gain an ounce".

The norm has always been the thins mocking the fat. However times have changed. The reverse is happening now. The fat are in control and they are making fun of the thins. Walruses are now walking up to seals and telling them, "I'm sexy because I have 'curves'(blubber/spare tyres)".

Apparel manufacturers are also more generous with their fabric these days. Presumably prices of cloth has decreased leading to manufacturers making bigger outfits and offering consumers better value for their money. This leaves us (the slender) with no choice but to force ourselves to grow horizontally in order to fit into the clothes available in the market. Otherwise, we would be Adam and Eve of modern times.

Soon slimming centers will run out of business as the lard empire reigns. In order not to be oust by our lardy counterparts, slender people need to pad up on the lard to survive in a lardy, tardy society. Fat rules!