Thursday, December 31, 2009

Farewell 2009

Woot....Woot!!! In a matter of hours, 2009 will come to an end. Well what can I say? What should I say in the final post for 2009? Hmmm...2009 sure did brisk pass quickly. Come tomorrow, we will be a year older.Sigh. Anyway, it's a relief that 2009 has reached its end. Overall, 2009 could be said to be quite an eventful year.


Recapping the events of 2009. The not so pleasant events comprises the passing of my grandfather back in May, meeting the most horrible lot of creatures (hypocrites, liars, manipulative, pathetic, moronic,stupid good for nothing scumbags). Learnt a lesson: Politics and conspiring lies will get you places in life. That was a skill that I clearly am not equipped with.


Hmm... Other lessons that I have learnt are:

1)The world is round. What goes around comes around. Karma. He who laughs first will laugh last. Facebook reveals more secrets than CNN. haha. If you do not want other to know, don't post it on Facebook.

2) Wisdom does not come with age. An older person need not necessarily be wiser.A person in their thirties is not smarter than a fifth grader.

3) Pariahs will always be pariahs. Even if you have "repackaged" and bring them out of the village. In short, you can take a person out of the kampung but you can never take the kampung out of them.

4) When lack intelligence and power, simply form a gang. This works well in getting rid of the object of aversion.

5) Do unto other before others do unto you. Attack before being attacked. Bite before being bitten. Sting before being stung.

6) A hideous being is more fearful than a beautiful being. For those who lack in appearance make their presence noticeable through dirty tactics.


Apart from the above, I also came to know a bigger hypocrite. One who called others hypocrite was an even bigger hypocrite herself. Using me to get their affection. Pretending to be all innocent and sincere when the actual fact is as sly a a fox. Trying to get me to criticise so that she could use the feedback to her advantage. Thinking she can outsmart me. Well bitch, you are not stupid, neither am I dumb. I underestimated you. She probably created a fictional response to fit in with them. And yet dare to add me on Facebook. Shameless. I will never approve your request! I will never befriend those who betray me.


Anyway, all things unpleasant should be bygones with the passing of 2009. Overall, 2009 has been a great year. Started with parties, ending with fireworks. Farewell 2009!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas Wish List

Dear Santa,

I have been a real good girl throughout this entire year. All I want for Christmas this year are:

1) Sony Vaio

My current laptop is in a critical stage at present. I am in serious need of a new laptop. Preferably a Vaio. But if you can't give me a Vaio, any other reputable & renown brand of laptop will do (HP, IBM,Acer, Apple).


2) Skin care cosmetics (make-up, moisturizer, etc)

My skin has been really dry due to the weather. It is of vital importance to take good care of one's face as it is the first thing that everyone looks at.


3) New wardrobe (New Year New Clothes New Beginning)

How a person dress is reflective of that person's sense of style and it gravely impacts one's social standing. Dressing in drab clothes will make a person shabby and gives people very bad impression of one self.


4) New handbag (LV, Gucci, Dior, Channel, Prada, Hermes)

Every girl needs a bag from the above brands. It's a necessity for big girls the world over to carry bags from big brands.


5) Car

I truly need a car for mobility sake. Not having my own car makes it troublesome to get around and causes one to be looked down and mistreated by the people around. Hope to get a BMW, Mercedes. But if that is beyond your budget, a new car with reputable name in the mid-range will be fine (i.e. Toyota, Honda)


6) Watch

As I am no longer in high school, I need a more mature and sophisticated looking watch. Preferable the watches from Tag Heuer, Omega, Rolex, LV. If that is not possible, a watch from Guess (GC), DKNY, will do.


7) Handphone

My current phone has low memory space, lousy camera (that takes blur pictures), no voice recording function, no web surfing ability, and etc. In short, it is obsolete and needs to be replaced.


8) White Christmas

I have longed to have a White Christmas. Please let me be in a place that has snow for Christmas.


Thank you.

XOXO

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Resisting Sleep

Here I am again. Sitting in front of my laptop typing away when I should be snuggled up in bed fast asleep long ago. I don't know what has gotten into my system but I have been having difficulties sleeping. It has been a while now. I do not have the luxuries of afternoon naps like I used to back during high school time. (The thing is I was full of energy back in high school. Ever so busy with my extra-curricular activities, and yet I can still find time to take a nap. I suppose it's the sign of "age catching up".) In fact I don't nap at all in the afternoon these days. Probably it's the caffeine effect. I should really cut down on my coffee consumption. Especially on Nescafe.


I have come to realise that Nescafe has been the cause of my constant gastric attacks. In fact the more I consume Nescafe, it has dawned upon me that I do feel a little high if it happens to be a little thick, or when I take a little more than a cup a day, or when taken within short intervals i.e. two cups within 2-3 hours.In short, I makes me feel unwell after consumption. Nevertheless, I still need it as a daily dose of booster. Seriously, I really need to get some sleep. My brain needs the rest it well deserves. And the cricket calls is getting on my nerves. Gosh, am I turning into Edward Cullen's kind? Chuckles. Sweet Dreams.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Stare At Boobs For Longer Life

The headlines that we read in newspapers these days really baffles me. Not too long ago, I came upon another interesting headline in the papers. The headline reads: "Staring At Boobs Prolongs Men's Life".


According to the article, the research found that by staring at women's breasts for 10 minutes a day it will increase men's life span by five years. The article states that a German research published in the New England Journal of Medicine, claims that men who stare at women’s breasts for 10 minutes a day live five years longer. That is because 10 minutes of ogling at breasts is equivalent to a 30-minute gym workout.


It makes one wonder whether these are actual research conducted or is it merely articles written by perverts to gain excuse to ogle at boobs without any dire consequences. Research topics are getting weirder by the day.

Monday, December 07, 2009

I Want To Know What Love Is

I am currently hooked to this song. It's called "I Want To Know What Love Is" by Mariah Carey. This happens to be my 180th entry.


*I didn't write the lyrics. I found this video + lyrics thing on Google. The lyrics is inaccurate.





Lyrics | Mariah Carey lyrics - I Want To Know What Love Is lyrics

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Palm Reading Quiz

I took a palm reading quiz out of boredom from Facebook and got the following results. Don't know if I have read my palm correctly. My palm lines seem very different from the picture shown in the quiz.


Heart Line: You have a slight disregard for the true meaning of love, and tend to give your heart away too easily.

Head Line: You have a love for adventure and enthusiasm for life.

Life Line: You show great strength and enthusiasm in life, improving your love life as well.

Fate Line: You are a self-made individual and develop aspirations early on.

Friday, December 04, 2009

Animal Whisperer

There is this lady who lives two doors away from my house who is a dog fanatic. Her love and devotion for dogs is indescribable. Even the animal lovers at the animal shelter stand no where near her standard. She just warms up to all these strays. Inviting them to her place. Feeding them. Her kindness has been repaid with the presence of abundance of stray dogs, loitering in the neighbourhood.


The dogs have spread the word too. They tag along their pals whenever they come for their meals. So the brood keeps expanding. Currently there are 4 regulars. The older male whom she named Boy-boy, the always pregnant female whom she named Girl-girl, her son from the first pregnancy (the dog, not the neighbour)whom she named Ronnie and the daughter from the last pregnancy whom was named Coco.


She (the neighbour) is so attached to them that she got all the foursome leashes with dog tags to safeguard them from dog catchers. It is good to know that there are such caring people that cares for strays. However, her kindness has become nerve-wrecking to the people in the neighbourhood as the dogs always bark. It is seriously annoying when you are watching the tv and those dogs start their choir practice.


Anyway, this lady whom I think has too much free time on hand, treats these dogs as part of her family. Did I mention she has a dog of her own? Well, anyway, this afternoon, she was bored again. She needed entertainment that doesn't cost a dime. So she took her weighing scale out.


She was trying to weigh her dog but he simply refused to get on the scale. Her equally bored daughter grab the dog by it's front paws and tried to make him sit on the scale. The dog simply couldn't react to their commands. He too I presume is appalled by their behaviour or should I say the activities that they come up with for him.


Agitated, she put the weighing scale near the dog's butt and forcefully pressed the dog into sitting position on the weighing scale. It was quite hilarious to see that dog in that sitting position (human-like position) on the weighing scale. She tried to read the scale but the dog's butt was on it. Hence, she gave the dog's butt a push so that she can see the scale. Finally, she managed to get a reading. Happy with that, she let the dog go and commanded her daughter to put the scale back in the house. However, she was not pleased with the dog's weight and started calling him fat.


With Astro and malls sprouting up everywhere, housewives like her couldn't seem to find anything to do to fill their free time. Seriously, they need some hobby. In her case the hobby is playing with dogs. Strange but true. Did I mention her dog is kind of weird too? He enjoys singing along with the mosque praying time. And it gets weirder by the day. My neighbour is a freak!

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Becoming Part Of Twilight

A few days ago, I received a comment from my sister.

Sis: You look like Edward Cullen (referring to my skin colour).

Me: Really?

Sis: Yeah, you are so pale. Eww... Look (comparing her skin colour with mine).


Hey, what do you know. Maybe I will be part of Twilight. Maybe I will be cast for the third installment.

Friday, November 20, 2009

My Personal DNA Quiz Report

I tried out this quiz and the following is the result. I would say this thing is pretty accurate although certain aspects are not entirely accurate.


You are a Generous Director.
personal DNA about you
You are a Director
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As a DIRECTOR, you combine an unusual openness and passion for beauty and style with confidence and a down-to-earth sensibility that allow you to realize your vision.
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You are practical and pay attention to the details that others tend to miss.
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By focusing on what is real and concrete, you achieve more than those who always have their heads in the clouds.
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When it comes to what really matters in your life, you are confident in your ability to succeed.
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Having beautiful things in your life gives you pleasure and satisfaction - you have a keen eye for style.
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Even when problems present themselves, deep down you know you will overcome these challenges.
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When routines get too familiar, you become bored and start looking for ways to spice things up.
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You are open to new types of experiences – you are not afraid to take a risk on something new.
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You have a highly developed sense of taste – you know what looks good on you, in your home, and in the world at large.
If you want to be different:
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Occasionally let yourself dream a little more, even if it doesn't seem practical or efficient.
how you relate to others
You are Generous
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Your awareness of those around you, along with your nuanced perceptions of the world at large, makes you the GENEROUS person that you are.
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You value time to yourself and understand how rich your private world can be—you know that you don't have to go wild to have a good time.
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You are excited and energized by ideas and often enjoy things more through observation than through experience.
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This tendency gives you an appreciation for different perspectives and opinions about the world.
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Being as aware of others as you are doesn't mean you find it easy to trust them immediately—this is something that happens more slowly for you.
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Despite this, you are aware of the complexities of many situations and are reluctant to pass judgments on others.
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Although you have fewer friendships than some people, those that you have are meaningful and are important to you.
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You value spending time alone—it is while reflecting on the world around you that you often learn something new about yourself or begin to understand something that's been bothering you.
If you want to be different:
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Given how attuned you are to others' thoughts and feelings, you might find that trusting people more is a way to broaden your perspective even further.
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While you know how much can be learned from observing the world around you, remember that much of life can be lived by experiencing it, not just by understanding it.







Generous Director






To find out about your own personal DNA click on the following link:

http://www.personaldna.com/

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Booby Brains

I came across this article in the newspaper with a really eye catching headline. It reads: "Women with bigger breasts found to be smarter". (Blink eyes) Did I read that correctly? I reread the headline. Yep I did read that correctly. The article states that women with bigger breasts are found to be smarter that those buxom-challenged ones. According to that article, the reason for this claim was that bigger breasts has higher level of female hormones which would lead to better brain development. To put it in simple language:


Big boobs -> more female hormones -> better development of brain -> smarter

Big boobs = Big Brains


If that holds true, then a research needs to be conducted on intelligent men to see whether their manly boobs are bigger that those not so smart ones. Similarly, a research needs to be conducted on she-males / men who think they should be born female, on whether they are smarter than the normal straight males to see whether this proves true. This is because she-males should have a higher level of female hormones in their bodies that leads them to feeling more incline towards being female rather than male. If the results from these research holds true, then only this claim can be made.


All along, women with bigger breast have been synonymous to being dumb. There is a Chinese saying that goes: "Por tai mou lou". Literally translated means : Big boobs, no brain".


The conclusion that could be drawn from this is that the research was most probably conducted by a group of big bust females that have a strong believe that they are smart and have watch Legally Blond a million times over. The only visible evidence of women with big bust are smart is that they know how to use their "girls" to get things that they want with ease without having to break a nail or sweat. Boob Power!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

CSI: Road In Front Of House

Lately, my housing garden has become some sort of a zoo. More like a heaven for strays. Dogs of all ages, shapes and sizes congregate daily and become a nuisance when they decide to form a "choir". These dogs always bark at the wrong time, namely when everyone's watching tv. They are also fond of rehearsing their vocals around 2-3 a.m. . These dogs are also very much like the mafia gang, lying on the road and refusing to budge for oncoming vehicles. Just a couple of weeks back, a puppy was rolled over by an oncoming car. The pup yelp the loudest yelp and started crying. It went hysterical and started dashing about in pain. The pup ended up with a limp back leg for a few days.


Yesterday, some really kind hearted people dump two more puppies into the housing garden. The puppies were running around barking away and trying to find a home by squeezing through the gates and into our houses. They kept creeping back into our gardens after being chased out. One of the pups was rather curious and adventurous. It started exploring the cars parked by the road. Well, it's efforts did pay off. It managed to get it's head stuck between the chassis and the tyre of the car. The pup then screamed for help and my neighbours had to dash out into the pouring rain with umbrellas to free the pup's head from the car. The pup then went into hiding under the car.


This morning, the pup was still hiding under my neighbour's car. My neighbour's kids tried to chase it away from it's hiding when they were leaving. They saw the pup run and thought it was safe to drive off. When the car moved out of the parking position, it rolled over something. The pup was then seen flipping from side to side with white foam coming out from it's mouth. No sounds were produced by the pup though. It struggled for about 5 minutes and it was motionless. I witness a pup dying. It just happened so fast. All within a few minutes. The pup is dead.


Wonder when my housing area has been gazetted as a dumping ground for unwanted pets. These irresponsible owners should have sent these animals to the animal shelter and not dump them into other housing estates.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Moobile Again

Meadow, an 11-month-old calf lost her hind hooves and half of her ears to severe frostbite. Meadow was found by Nancy Dickenson and her stepdaughter Martha on a neighbour's ranch in Ocate, New Mexico.







Meadow after being fitted with her prosthetic back legs.






The extent humans would go to show their kindness to other living creatures.


Point to ponder:

Wouldn't it be better to end Meadow's suffering by putting her to sleep? The prosthetics would be more beneficial to humans with amputated limbs instead of animals that would be slaughtered after all.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween




I have never celebrated Halloween in my life. Never been trick-or-treating, never worn a Halloween costume, and never carved a pumpkin before.In fact I don't even eat pumpkin. The only pumpkin dish that I have tried is pumpkin soup. Well, the soup didn't taste as bad as I thought it would. Either it was cooked with the correct ingredients or very little pumpkin was added to the soup.


Anyway, of recent years, Halloween has been celebrated by many in this country for the fun of having the opportunity to dress up in silly, weird costumes without being labeled as cuckoo or being shipped to the asylum. In fact Japanese "celebrate" Halloween all year round. Those people that dress up in weird outfits parade the streets of Japan on a daily basis. However, they refer to that as cosplay and it has nothing to do with Halloween. Just wanted to point out that there are "special/unique" individuals that want to stand out from the crowd. Either that or the refuse to grow up and live in their fantasy world.


If I have to pick a character to portray for Halloween what would it most likely be? (Ponders....)Being a princess, fairy, devil, bunny, witch, mummy, vixen, vampire, zombie, kitten, clown, super heroes, etc would be too common. Even being an ogre (that is Shrek's kind) would be common. I was really tempted to buy the animal ears headbands when McD's was having that promotion but I didn't. I really can't decide. But I think being Paris Hilton would be quite fun. All I need is a blonde wig and just hi-jack someone's chihuahua. Muahaha. It's rather easy being a blonde.


Happy Halloween.

Friday, October 16, 2009

My Ear Still Hurts

After almost a week, my ear still hurts badly. My throat ulcer got bigger and more painful. Even drinking is a feat. Every time I eat or drink, my eyes will tear from the excruciating pain. The pain from the throat combined with the pain in the ear is simply unbearable. I have been taking antibiotics and panadol but the pain just simply wouldn't go away. It is really torturing. My tongue is starting to hurt a little too.

I told a friend of mine about this and he gave me this reply:

Me: My ear hurts so badly.

Friend: Better go see a doctor. Later your ear fall off.

Me: I am not Michael Jackson!

Friend: Lolz



Anyway jokes aside, this pain is really killing me. I haven't had a proper meal since this pain developed because I can't swallow without tearing. Ouch. When will this pain go away?

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

My Ear Hurts

For the past two days, my ears and nose were teaming up on me. They itched so badly every night that I have to rub them non stop to get rid of the itch. However, the rubbing does not relief me of the itch. Instead I ended up with sore nose and ear.


Yesterday, my throat started to hurt. And today, guess what? An ulcer appeared on my throat. Now coupled with the throat ulcer, my ear hurts like it's going to fall off. The pain is getting unbearable.


I wonder if this is related to something I had experience when I was small. I was 6 or 7 then. I don't remember exactly what was wrong but I do remember having to have this liquid medication dropped into my ear and stuffing it with cotton. The teachers in my school thought I was deaf and had to clarify it with my sis. I am not deaf!


Right now I don't know what to do. My nose and ear still itch a little. However the bigger issue now is that my ear really hurts and so does my throat. Should I take allergy medication or panadol (the wonder pill)?

Monday, October 12, 2009

Stephen Gately



Stephen Gately
17 March 1976 – 10 October 2009


I was awaken this morning by the message ringtone from my phone. Still being in sleep mode, I reached over to grab my phone and read the message. My groggy eyes read the words : Stephen Gately of Boyzone passed away.


I jolted out of my slumber after reading that message. It is truly shocking and depressing that one by one, the stars whom I know from my teens are leaving the world. I rummaged through my old CDs the other day out of boredom and was just listening to Boyzone's CD 2 nights ago when I couldn't get any sleep. Today, one of the singer in Boyzone is dead. It is truly sad although I was not a big fan of theirs (my sis was).


Stephen will be fondly remembered for his high pitching, squeaky voice.


In case you were wondering who Boyzone is, below is a picture of the famous 90s boyband from Ireland.




From left to right: Keith, Stephen, Ronan, Mikey and Shane.


Claps, I remember their names. Some time ago I tried to recall the names of members of the bands famous in the 90s. I had trouble remembering their names.For instance N'Sync (I only remember Justin Timberlake).



Photos taken from Google. Don't know why they appear so small.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Down With Cold

I have been down with cold for the past two days. I don't know how I got it. All I know is I can't stop sneezing. That was how it started. I sneezed, and sneezed, and sneezed and sneezed. I blew my nose so often that my face began to feel numb. Then my head felt like a balloon (filled with air). Tried to leave it to my body to fight it but somehow that didn't turn out well. That left me without much option but to take medicine. Took a pill and the sneezing seemed to stop but my nose was blocked. With my nose blocked I had difficulty breathing. Not long after, the sneezing resumed and more "wantons" were produced.


So last night, before I retire for the day, I took another pill to stop the runny nose. It worked. However, there is a catch. The side effect was I had a terrible hang over the whole day. I couldn't get up in the morning because I felt so dizzy. I finally managed to drag myself out of bed, but I can't seem to stand still without felling like the ground was made out of cloud. I had to lean on something whole day. Even caffeine failed to break the dizzy spell. Up until now, my head is still spinning. I think I have developed a fever.

Friday, October 02, 2009

Lappy's Condition Worsens

Lappy has a string of health conditions and has been weak a while after it started work. Although Lappy has been "vaccinated", it has not protected Lappy entirely from viral infections. Lappy contracted viral infectious in university when infected drives belonging to friends were plugged into it during information sharing. Although some virus were detected and cleared, there remain hidden ones undetected by the vaccine. Some time into university, the vaccination wore out and Lappy has been on its own ever since. Last year or the year before that, Lappy was diagnosed with cataract.


It is really sad to see Lappy's cataract condition worsen. I turned it on today only to find a total blind streak running vertically across Lappy's "eye". I am really worried that Lappy will be totally blind real soon. Lappy has been with me since university days. We have become so attached that a moment apart is agonizing. When Lappy first had cataract, I consulted "specialists" on "treating" Lappy's cataract. I was told that it was way too costly to treat it and it is best to let Lappy live with this condition and serve it's useful life. Although Lappy's cataract has made it difficult for it to show and for me to see, I still love Lappy to bits.


Apart from the cataract, Lappy has been on life support for some time. Lappy has a weak heart. Lappy's heart failed while I was in university. But Lappy has not stop serving me. Although having to be on life support all the time, Lappy still works like any of his "brothers". I can't lose Lappy for he is my sole helper in the human-techno world. Pleas stay strong and overcome this hardship Lappy.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Why Can't There Be Other Climate Other Than Hot And Wet?

The weather in the part of the world is really sucky. Probably cause it has been the same two seasons throughout the year (that is hot and wet only). Or perhaps I have been in this place far too long hence making me getting really sick and tired of the same old climate. I really like to be in a place where I could experience four seasons for a change.


For a change I really like to experience winter. I have never touched real snow in my life to date. The only four season that I have experienced thus far is spring. It would be really great if the first snowflake of winter lands on my nose. I would love to see buildings, roads and trees caped in snow. To build snowmen and make snow angels, to make snowballs. I would really love to have a white Christmas. Christmas isn't Christmas without the presence of snow. I would love to sink my feet into inches of snow, to leave a trail of footsteps in the snow.


Sigh. The snow will never fall on this half of the world unless there is another dramatic change in the world like the ice age. To dampen spirits further,the weather has been really sickening lately. It is terribly hot on some days and extremely wet on others. It is almost like being in the desert where the day is scorching hot and the night is just as bad as the day. Other than that, it is just rain, rain, rain. Just the other night, when I was having difficulty getting sleep, the sky showed its fury. Loud thunders roared and lightnings flashed like there was a big fight going on up above. That noise jolted me out of slumber and kept me awake till dawn. I truly dislike tropical weather. Why can't there be other form of climate other than hot and wet in this country? For once, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Sleepless

I don't know what has gotten into me but I have been having sleepless nights again. And the thing is, nothing is bothering me. I am happy (at least I think I am) at the moment. Nothing is stressing me out. Almost every night I toss and turn in bed, hoping to catch some sleep. When that fails, I will kill time by listening to tunes, which by the way keeps my more energetic instead of sleepy. I hardly slept last night and my head is thumping now. Just the other night I was feeling a little feverish. So I took a panadol and guess what? Panadol is more effective than coffee. It kept me awake. Sheesh! I suppose I am getting immune towards panadol. Maybe I should try medication to kill runny nose instead. Ouch, my head. My poor little head.


Wonder what sleepless nights indicate in fortune telling? Am I going to win a big sum of cash? Is someone missing me? Hahaha.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Stupid TM

What's the point of having a telecommunications company which can't even provide telecommunication facilities to the public? I have been having issues with the internet for quite some time. It is a real pain in the rear trying to get connected to the internet. On normal days it takes about half an hour to get connected to the internet. On bad days, there is simply no connection to the internet. This matter has been ongoing for quite a while. For the whole of yesterday, I couldn't get connected to the internet at all. I have been trying to get connected from morning till past midnight but to no avail, I couldn't even get onto the web. The DSL light on the modem kept blinking while the PPP doesn't even light.


This afternoon, I gave the telecommunications company a ring to lodge a complain. The operator instructed that I try to connect the modem to the main line to see whether I could get connected to the internet. Hence I brought the modem downstairs to carry out the experiment on the modem. When I plugged the main telephone line to the modem, all the lights on the modem are lighted. Then I took the modem upstairs to reconnect with the parallel phone line. The DSL light kept blinking and the PPP light went into hiding again. For hours I tried to get connected, by disconnecting, reconnecting, switching off the switch, switching on the switch, unplug the phone line and splitter to make a direct connection, but everything fails to get me connected to the internet.


Being very frustrated and agitated, I called telecom again to make a "Fault report". I described the problem to the operator and was told by the operator that the problem lies with my phone line. Then I was told to contact the phone line department as it was the internet service provider department that I am talking to at that moment. Hence I dialed the hotline again. I couldn't get to any party of the telecommunication company so I redialed. Still to no avail. Redial. Nothing.Redial. Nothing. And the stupid voice recording kept saying " you have reached the limit of your telephone card". What the hell is it talking about? I wasn't using any phone card. Not only is the company dumb, the system in the company is also dumb. The company should just implode in itself to safe the public from all this trouble.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

09.09.09

Just like last year's 08.08.08 which was also set as the date of the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics, 9 September 2009 (or simply 09.09.09) is the day that people all over the world go all out to commemorate a date that will only appear in the next millennium. That is the next time you see this dates will probably be in 3008 and 3009. Actually, for the next 3 years, dates that appear in this order can still be observed. Namely, 10.10.10 (10 October 2010) , 11.11.11 (11 November 2011), and 12.12.12 (12 December 2012), but the significance that these dates hold will be a matter to be told at a time close to the date.


The 9 September (09.09.09) is publicised as an auspicious date, for the number nine signifies longevity in Chinese belief. Due to this belief, couples choose to solemnise their wedding on this very auspicious date. Just a point to ponder, is the Hungry Ghost Festival over? If it isn't then this date will fall in the Hungry Ghost Festival month which the Chinese deem taboo to wed in this month. Then the situation would be one of : "To wed or not to wed?"


This whole fengshui thing has made people of all walks of life lose all their senses. Everyone believes that they can alter and tweak their lives by outsmarting God and his plans. Believing that an expert can help them change their future altogether by choosing a date where all things good fall perfectly into place to carry out their important events like wedding, opening ceremonies, delivery dates (labour date) and moving dates (when to move in or out of place) and by pass the inauspicious dates altogether.


However smart one can be, no one can outsmart God. For He is the one that created you. Everything that happens in our lives happens for a reason. Be it a success or a failure, it is a lesson to be learned. From our achievements we learn what ought to be repeated in future if a similar situation occurs, whilst for failures we learn what ought to be avoided or ways top overcome if encountered in future. Choosing an auspicious date does not imply that the future will be brighter. We are responsible for our own actions and it is not the date that is responsible for what good or bad that happens in our lives.


Being wed on 09.09.09 does not imply that the marriage will last forever. The determining factor of a long lasting marriage lies in the couple themselves and not the date they wed. A date is just a date for us to remember something that took place on that specific date in history. If the person that you choose to spend the rest of your life with has an unfaithful nature,no matter which auspicious date you choose to be wed will not change the fact that this person will stray at some point. A tiger will never lose its stripes. Similarly, a pumpkin can not be transformed into a watermelon just by painting stripes on it.


However, these dates (09.09.09 & 08.08.08) does proof to be a useful marketing gimmick. Every trade and business make use of these widely publicise dates to escalate their sales and earn big bucks from it. Truth behold is that everyone believes in fairytale and happily ever after, whether we admit or not. It is not wrong to have this belief, but it has to be to a certain extent. We need to be rational in life, knowing how to separate fact from fiction.


Anyway, congratulations to all the wedded couples that choose to tie the knot on the 9 September 2009. May your marriage be everlasting. For those who did not tie the knot on this date, this does not imply that your marriage will be short lived but it proves that you have your mind over your heart.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Very Well Said

I came across this very well phrased passage from a blog. It is from a guy's perspective of how to treat a girl. From this entry, it shows that this guy is a true gentleman and really loves his girlfriend. He is probably the last of a true gentleman alive (although I do not know whether or not he is in person. But judging from his entry, he definitely fits the term gentleman).


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Anyway this is how he said it:


Telling your girlfriend she has to clean your room, wash your clothes and do the dishes while you play your Xbox, PS3 or DotA using a stupid excuse like:

"If you don't start now, in the future you definitely won't do it"

Eh, excuse me, our girlfriends did not go through 11 years of school, 1 year of pre-U, and 3 years of university to graduate and become your maid. But, if you insist that she should be your maid, then please pay her adequately. Otherwise, man up, grow some balls and do it yourself.

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Total admiration for this guy. His girlfriend is truly one lucky girl. Guys should appreciate their girlfriend and treat them well and not expect them to be like their maid or mother. A truly honorable gentleman. Just like the last samurai, this is the last gentleman.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Zits

It is said that zits are synonymous to youth. After all, it is referred to as "ching chun tou" in mandarin (literally translated "youthful blemish"). Anyway, it is the teens that normally face pimples breakout. I hardly had zits throughout my high school days. All my friends envy my flawless skin. Which lead some jealous girls to spread rumours that to prevent zits from sprouting, one has to apply their period onto their skin. Well, they must have tried that to know. Anyway, even when I had a zit or two, they would disappear within a day or two without me having to squeeze them.


However, things changed as we grow. What took a few days to heal now take weeks to heal. There is this zit that sprouted out of the blue on the side of my nose a few weeks ago. I applied something on it to be rid of it. It seemed to work initially. The swell sort of subsided. Then I got lazy and stopped applying that thing. I had this thought that the zit would subside on it's own. My antibody would work its wonders and extinguish the semi-active volcano. Boy was I wrong. Instead of getting smaller on its own with time, it got bigger. Sigh. Looks like my antibody is not effective anymore.


But hey, since zits are synonymous with youth, does that imply that I am getting youthful with each passing day? Does that mean that I am aging backwards? I wish to relive the zitless days.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Hoax

I received a text message a couple of days ago. It reads:

From Shell!!! tahniah anda telah memenangi HADIAH CONTEST 2, 3(million). Sila hubungi talian:0178947716.

To translate it into English the message reads:

From Shell!!! Congratulations you have won the prize for contest 2, 3(million). Please contact the number: 0178947716.

These scammers are getting bolder by the day. Using the names of such big corporation to dupe people. Wonder how they got hold of my number. How stupid do they possibly think the public are? It has been in the news over and over regarding all the scams. How foolish of them to think that I will fall for that. Just to let them know, I don't use Shell petrol. Dumb ass. Wasted sending that message to me.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Octopus

I regret cutting my hair. Now I look like I have an octopus attached to my head. Sigh. should not have cut it to this length. I should have known better that my hair would curl at all the wrong places when its short. What remedial action should I take? It is not long enough for another cut. Dumb stylist.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Locks Blues

Every time I am supposed to get a haircut, I am stuck in a dilemma. Choosing the hairstyle to have for the next few months is indifferent from choosing a life partner. You have to be rational in selecting the correct hairstyle to go for. Well, lets face it, you will be stuck with that hairstyle until your hair grows. So if it looks stupid, you will look stupid for the next few months. You will have to admit that a person's hairstyle affect the way the person looks. One can have the most fashionable outfit on and yet look ugly if that person's hair looks like crap.


I am really sick of the same hairstyle that I have. It has been the same thing for the past 5 years. Gasp. After every haircut, it looks exactly the same. It is as though I have not cut my hair. Practically throwing money into the ocean after each haircut. I want something new. I don't want to look the same every decade.


What should I do with my locks this time around? Should I perm it, cut fringe, cut it short, or retain the same hairstyle? Sigh. I need a haircut badly. Unfortunately for me, I don't have a versatile face. Not every type of hairstyle will suit me. I need a stylist. Pronto. What do I do with my hair?

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Over

Life is full of surprises. Some are pleasant, some are not. Be it pleasant or otherwise, life has to go on. Some decisions that we make in life are relatively simple whilst other decisions are the opposite.


Decisions are inevitable in life. Whether or not we would like the outcome, a decision still has to be made. I am glad I made a decision that makes me happier with life. That decision had ended the most horrible experience that I had to endure. It showed the bad, ugly and hideous side of human nature. The true meaning of how far and low creations of God would go to attain momentary contentment. It revealed the true side of how twisted facts could be used to manipulate situations and to disencumber the object of aversion. It totally embodied the spirit of co-operation. A true eye-opener to mankind. The most miserable part of that episode is over and I am happy with my choice. I am glad that I had the wisdom to make that decision.


If all things are that simple, then it wouldn't be life. Life is full of ups and downs. When you think you have put and end to one thing, another pops up. There was another situation that I was faced with. One that I did not want to compromise. One that I had fought an extremely tiring and long battle with. It is not that I have given up but the situation does not permit me to carry on. It was a really painful and disheartening choice. One that I did not want to choose. The reason I made that decision is not because I have accepted defeat but because the battle was going nowhere. I didn't made that decision till the very last minute. I didn't give up. I am disappointed that I have to make that decision but at some point, it just has to be put to an end because of the circumstances.


Someone asked me this : "So you are giving up?". My answer is "No, I am not giving up on what I believe in". But deep down inside I am asking "Am I?". I am beginning to doubt myself too. Well, I suppose sometimes we would have to take the road less traveled. Some decisions although we try to evade, will have to be made for life has to go on. It is a Hobson's choice where there is no other option. That's the sucky part of life.


I suppose the saying "You can't get everything in life" is true. I never believed in that saying until I made this painful decision. At this point maybe I can't have everything I want but I will ensure that I get everything I want in life in future. It might be over for this round, but for the subsequent rounds, I am not giving in.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Ipod Scare

My Ipod made me frantic just now when it suddenly "pop-ed" and stop blinking when I was listening to songs. Panicked, I did everything to revive it. Even ran over to a friend to dock it to see if it has really reached it's end of life. And when docked it was negative. I was really upset. I thought I have lost my companion. Not wanting to give up on it,I docked it on it's dock and plugged it to my lappy when I got home. Now it's revived. Phew. What a close call. Don't ever scare me like that again.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Abalone

A mother and daughter were at an ice-cream stand in the mall when a familiar sight walked pass. That person upon seeing the daughter quickly turned away. The mother when she saw that person informed the daughter "Look, it's abalone", in a volume audible to those within a few inches from where they were standing. Abalone must have heard that. And now knows it's bestowed nickname.



Lesson: Never talk loud enough for everyone around you to hear unless you really intend for them to.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Prayers Answered

Dear God,

I knew I could always count on you for every intricate detail in my life. I know you will always be there for me. You will always have my back and pick me up when I fall. I know that you will be there to dry my tears when I cry and put a smile back on my face. I know you are always willing to listen to me. To walk with me, every step of my life. To hold my hand and give me courage. You are the only one who truly loves with no condition. Thank you for always being there for me. Thank you for lifting a boulder off my chest, enabling me to breathe. Thank you for showing me the right path to take.I wouldn't know what to do if I don't have you in my life. My life is richer when you are in it. No words can describe my gratitude towards you. Thank you for your unconditional love. Thank you for coming to my rescue when I am in need. Thank you for everything.



Amen.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Miserable

The past month and a half has been the most miserable time of my entire life. All the unpleasant times in my life added up would be much pleasant than the past month. It is truly a horrible nightmare.


It has resulted in me not eating and sleeping well. I have developed some kind of eating disorder as a result. It is a nightmare that I can't get out of. Nighttime is the only time I feel at peace. I wish the night never ends and the sun never rises. But that is not for long. The night is too short.


The thought of a new day makes me sick. I feel nauseous every morning when I wake up. This has really taken its toll on me. I have lost even more weight to my already underweight physic. Everything from the environment to the people makes me miserable. I loathe,hate detest,dislike the way my life is now. Why do I have to put up with all this crap? I deserve much better. Life's too short to be wasted living in misery.





*As I am typing this, I am suffering from a terrible headache but I have to resist the pain and let the suppressed feeling out before my head explodes.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Purpose

Life would be great if you enjoy what you are doing and making the most out of it. Life can also be a bitch if you loathe what you do and you don't get what you want. Life is only meaningful if you know what's its purpose.


Sadly speaking, I failed what God sent me to earth to do. I don't even know the purpose of my life anymore. If I died today and gone to meet God, I wouldn't know how to face Him. If God asks me "Child what have you done throughout your time on earth?" I wouldn't have the answer to it.


The sad thing is I am losing myself. I don't even know who I am anymore.The opening scene in "Nanny Diaries" totally depicts my life. If I'm asked to describe myself,I wouldn't be able to do that anymore. Who am I? I really don't have the answer to that anymore. Given the old me, I could easily tell all about myself with pride and confidence.


What's life when you can't even be yourself? What's life if you can't even have a say? What's the purpose of living if you are just a puppet? What's the purpose of life when you're just a pawn in a game? The current situation that I'm in makes me loathe even myself. When I look into the mirror I don't even know who that is staring back at me.


You know you have lost the purpose of living when you don't love yourself anymore. It's fine for the world to not love you as long as you love yourself. But when you no longer love yourself, the future looks bleak.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

3rd Anniversary

On the 28 May 2009, this blog turned three. I can remember clearly the very first entry of this blog. Looking back, numerous entries have been posted and I have come a long way since then.


This entry should have come up on that very day itself. However, I was caught up in a lot of things and didn't have the time to write this post. On top of that, the internet connection has been a real bitch.


One reason for the deferred entry is that my grandfather passed away a day before my blog turned 3. I was also caught up with other "commitments" apart from the funeral service which lasted a week.


In short, I didn't even have the time to rest let alone to write an entry to commemorate the anniversary/ birthday of my blog. I really loathe the lifestyle that I am leading right now. I hardly get enough sleep, neither do I eat well. On top of that, I have to hide behind a mask everyday. I truly beg to differ. I hope that things would change for the better.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Lethargy

I didn't really get much sleep last night. This is the result of me having to get up several times throughout the night to blow my nose. After clearing my airway, I snuggled back in bed trying to go back to my slumber but was unable to do so as my nose decided to be a menace. Hence resulting in me not having much sleep.

After flipping in bed for some time, I managed to go back to sleep. I was jolted out of my slumber by my parents close to noon. Apparently, they left the house with the door unlocked without realising it until they got back. All this while I was deep in my slumber. They started to scold and nagged me for not going downstairs to check. Seriously, how is it possible for a person who is asleep to go downstairs to check whether the doors are locked? They forgot to lock the doors and put the blame on me.

Throughout the day I felt lethargy. I couldn't even concentrate on reading the newspaper. After brunch, I took a nap. That didn't help much. I woke up still feeling tired and groggy. My batteries have not been recharged even though I slept in the afternoon.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Beyond Words

I have been so busy the past week that I hardly have time to log onto the internet. I am so tired from waking up early in the morning and sleeping late at night. So much has happened within a short period of time. Still need some time to get accustomed to the regime. Gone are those days where I could stay up all night and still feel energetic the next day. Suppose this is the price of growing up. Besides that, I am also deeply saddened that my Korean drama series has come to an end. No more TV hogging from my side every weekend. Wonder when I could get hold of the Boys Over Flowers DVD with English subtitles. Although I would have to say the finale was quite a let down. I have expected more from it. Why did they make the series so short? Anyway, I am happy to know that the lead actor won an award for his role in this series.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Boys Over Flowers



The cast from left to right: Kim Jun, Kim Beom, Lee Minho, Koo Hye-soen, Kim Hyun-joong




Synopsis

Jandi is a poor girl whose family runs a dry cleaning shop near the prestigious school for the affluent, Shinhwa school. One day, while delivering dry cleaning to that school, Jandi saved a student victimised by bullying from suicide and made the headlines of Korean news. In order to appease the public, Jandi was admitted into Shinhwa high school.


Jandi was just an outcast in the new school until she met the four richest spoilt boys nicknamed F4 (which stands for Flower 4). F4 is a notorious group that will make life miserable for those who retorts them. Jandi crosses path with the leader of the group when she defended her friend whom accidentally dropped ice-cream on his shoe. She was subjected to bully from the entire school after receiving a red card from F4. When the head strong Jandi could no longer tolerate the bullying, she confronted the leader, Junpyo. After that confrontation, Junpyo began to fall for her and hence begins the romance between Jandi and F4.


Cast

Koo Hye-seon as Geum Jandi
Lee Minho as Gu Junpyo
Kim Hyun-joong as Yoon Jihu
Kim Beom as So Yi Jung
Kim Jun as Sung Woo Bin




The Korean F4 behind the scene. It was winter when the show was shot. That is why the boys are "bubble wrapped". The show only wrapped shooting late 2008 and was released in Korea in January 2009 (not too sure whether it is December 2008 or January 2009). It was a hit in Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, and Thailand. The cast even flew over to Japan for promotional purposes. This show is worth watching as the scenery is breathtaking. The show was filmed in various locations namely New Caledonia, Macau, some ski range and all over Korea.




Lee Minho who played Gu Junpyo in the show. Junpyo is the heir of a conglomerate. He is spoilt and has a very bad temper. He is smart, good at everything he does and fluent in numerous languages but somehow he couldn't master the Korean language. However, beneath that egoistic surface, he is a loyal guy who only loves one girl. This is something that you can't find in real life; a good looking, rich, tall and loyal guy. He is not afraid to show his affection to his lover and the little things that he does really makes a girl feel pampered and loved. His portrayal of the role is convincing and you can really feel Junpyo's love for Jandi. Here Minho is looking dashing the Shinhwa school uniform. He is such an eye candy. In my opinion, he is the most good looking of the lot.




All 186 cm of Lee Minho. He is so tall. Look at those long legs. He really looks like a duke.


Some modeling shots of Lee Minho. He is a quite famous model in Korea modeling for Levi's, Dunkin Doughnuts, hand phones, cars and beer. You know a person is famous when they have an official Japanese website in addition to his official Korean website. It is said that his website crashed the moment it was launched because of the sudden surge in the massive amount of visitors. According to some websites, one side of Minho's leg has iron/steel rods in it because he was involved in a car accident back in 2006. He was bed ridden for six months and were to have the rods removed after the shooting of Boys Over Flowers wrapped. Ouch. Poor guy.





Just wanted to show an up close photo of his "curls". Only a person with his looks can pull off a hairstyle like that. In fact I think the hairstyle kind of suits him. Not the best shot though.


Kim Hyun-joong who plays Yoon Jihu in the show. The character that he portrays is a real gentleman. I like the character that he portrays but not him. I think he is very convincing in his role as a nice guy that girls love and a great musician (because he really knows how to play the piano and guitar). He is scarily fair for a guy. He is a member of the Korean band called SS501. Frankly speaking, I can't recognise him without his hair covering his face (the Jihu hairstyle).



Some other photos of Kim Hyun-joong. The Koreans say that he is handsome. I suppose that is the Korean taste. Anyway, I'm unsure whether his name is Kim Hyung-joon or Kim Hyun-joong. Some websites spell it as the first and others spell it as the second.

More shots of Kim Hyun-joong.





I think that Kim Hyun-joong resembles the winter Sonata guy, Bae Yoong jun.



Bae Yoong jun, the lead actor of Winter Sonata. See the resemblance? Anyway,the guy whom Kim Hyun-joong resembles, Bae yoong jun was nicknamed the "housewife killer" because he is the idol of housewives. I suppose that is the reason Kim Hyun-joong is a girl magnet.




This is Bae Yoong jun and not Kim Hyun-joong.

(Note: Bae Yoong Jun is not in the show. Just included his photo to show the resemblance between him and Kim Hyun-joong)



This story is based on the manga Hana Yori Dango. It can be considered a popular story for there are so many versions of TV series made based on it. There is the Taiwanese version (Meteor Garden) which made the group F4 shot to fame overnight, the Japanese version (Hana Yori Dango) and the latest to join the bandwagon is the Korean Version (Boys Over Flowers). Wonder when will the Hong Kong and English versions be made? Who will be cast for the F4 of the Hong Kong and English versions? I read that there might be a sequel to Boys Over Flowers.



This is my favourite series to date. It makes me feel like a pre-teen all over. I really envy the girl who has the unconditional love of two guys, Junpyo the loyal and romantic lover and Jihu the soulmate. I have to say the Koreans did a good job in delivering the story. It follows the manga closely and the actors have better acting skills. Not to mention that they are good looking and quite young. All of them are in their early twenties. Besides that, the songs in the show are nice too.


As crazy and fanatical as it might sound, I truly want to get hold of the DVD for Boys Over Flowers. I couldn't find it in the shops. Backward country. I missed the first part of the show as I didn't know it was aired. It is really depressing as the show is coming to an end and it is really agonizing waiting for two episodes to air per week. Haish (Junpyo's favourite phrase).

Friday, May 01, 2009

Labour Day

Goodness, it is May already. This year, Labour day is a real relief to all those working as it is a long weekend. Three full days of holiday. What a joy. Pure bliss. Happy Labour Day.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Boys Over Flowers OST Continuation

This is a continuation from the previous post.


Stand By Me




Because I'm Stupid (Kim Hyung Joon)





Because I'm Stupid




This video has clearer vocals.


Do You Know



*Videos taken from Youtube.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Boys Over Flowers OST

These songs are the OST of my latest obsession, a Korean series titled "Boys Over Flowers". The song "Paradise" is the opening theme of the series whereas the song "Because I'm Stupid" is the closing theme song.

Paradise






Because I'm Stupid by SS501




Because I'm Stupid Lyrics. (Try singing along. Man, Korean is tough.)

Nae meoriga neomuna nappaseo
Neo hanapakke nan moreugo
Tareun sarameun pogoittneun neon
Ireon naema-eumdo moreugettji

Neoui harue naran eoptgettji
Tto chu'eokjoch'a eoptgettjiman
Neoman paraman pogoittneun nan
Chakku nunmuli heureugoisseo

Neoui dwaetmoseubeul poneungeotdo nan haengbokiya
Ajik naui ma-eumeul mollado
Kkeutnae seuch'ideusi kado

Niga neomu pogosip'eun nalen
Neomu kyeondigi himdeul naleneun
Neoreul saranghanda ipgae maemdola
Honja dasi tto CRYING FOR YOU
Honja dasi tto MISSING FOR YOU
Baby! I love you! I'm waiting for you!

Neoui harue nan eoptgettji
Tto kieokjoch'a eoptgettjiman
Neoman paraman pogoittneun nan
Honja ch'ueokeul mandeulgo isseo

Naegen sarangiran areumdaun sangch'eokat'a
Neoui yeppeun misoreul poado
Hamkke nan utjido mothae

Niga neomu saenggaknaneun nalen
Kaseum sirigo seulp'eun naleneun
Niga pogosip'ta ipgae maemdola
Honja dasi tto CRYING FOR YOU
Honja dasi tto MISSING FOR YOU
Baby! I love you! I'm waiting for you!

Bye, bye, never say goodbye
Ireohke chapji mothajiman
I need you amu maldo mothae I want you
Paraedo dasi paraedo

Niga neomu pogosip'eun nalen
Neomu kyeondigi himdeul naleneun
Neoreul saranghanda ipgae maemdola
Honja dasi tto CRYING FOR YOU

Niga neomu saenggaknaneun nalen
Kaseum sirigo seulp'eun naleneun
Niga pogosip'ta ipgae maemdola
Honja dasi tto CRYING FOR YOU
Honja dasi tto MISSING FOR YOU
Baby! I love you! I'm waiting for you!






Making A Lover





Yearning Heart





*Videos taken from Youtube.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Forbidden

There are so many things that I have in mind. So much that I wish to pour out. So much that I want to write about but can't. This is not because I have a shortage of words. Nor is it due to insufficient vocabulary or writer's block. It is the fear of being penalised for putting thoughts and opinions into word. Fear of being sued. Fear of being thrown into jail. Also due to the pressure of those around me.



Of late, many bloggers have gotten themselves into hot water. All because they put their opinion and thoughts into their blogs. They spoke out for what they believed and ended up in trouble. Although at times they do go overboard, but at the end of the day, it is their blogs and they should have the right to write whatever they like in it. I do not want to be like them. Do not want to be in trouble. Do not want to be thrown into jail because of some words. Do not want to be sued. Sometimes, our thoughts are best kept to ourselves. There is no need to share them with the people around us. You will never know who will betray you. There are many agent provocateurs around waiting to get others into trouble for they own enjoyment. Those who intentionally misinterpret and distort the actual meaning.



I am not trying to stand up for anything nor trying to push my luck. I have no intention of getting myself into trouble of any sort. It is just that blogging is no longer an outlet for thoughts that could not be spoken in life. It is no longer a place for our "alter egos" to appear. Even writing this post, I fear for myself. I do not know who would take offense in this entry's contents. Many a time I have written posts only to delete them later and banish them from being published for I fear the probable consequences that might happen. Freedom of speech no longer exists.



Laughs. What do I have to worry? This blog is all personal stuff. No politics whatsoever. If you don't like what you see, just tune off.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Same Time Slot

Really hate it when they air shows at the same time slot. There are three shows that I want to watch tonight, all airing at the same time. How am I going to watch them? There are two shows that will be repeated sometime tomorrow while the other is not going to be repeated until Sunday. Well at least I think that show is going to be repeated on Sunday. It is such an agonizing wait till Sunday when you are dying to know what happens next in the show. Besides, having to catch repeats is not such a fun thing,since waiting is required.


Why does clashing always happen to shows that I want to watch? When I am free, nothing nice is on air but when I am busy, all the nice shows will be screening. If only the television screen could be split into multiple view mode, then I can catch all three shows at the same time without having to switch channels between advertisements. Television manufacturers bear this in mind when creating the next television. It is a definite selling point for the product.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Easter 2009

It is Easter again. Easter falls on April 10, 2009 this year.This time around I don't have an Easter bunny with eggs. However, I do have some Easter Eggs. Whoopy.

Looky what I've got.






Sorry the box was ripped open before I photographed it. Should remember to take pictures before opening things next time.






Tada! Dino eggs. The Easter eggs. Yep very precious cause there are only three of them.






What do you know? There is a little surprise. In one of these eggs is an Easter bunny. There is an Easter bunny after all. Only smaller compared to the previous one.






Only which one of them carries the bunny?





Have to eat them to find out.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

The Silent Treatment

A man and his wife were having some problems at home and were giving each other the silent treatment. Suddenly, the man realized that the next day, he would need his wife to wake him at 5:00 AM for an early morning business flight.

Not wanting to be the first to break the silence (and LOSE), he wrote on a piece of paper, 'Please wake me at 5:00 AM.'


He left it where he knew she would find it. The next morning, the man woke up, only to discover it was 9:00 AM and he had missed his flight.

Furious, he was about to go and see why his wife hadn't wakened him, when he noticed a piece of paper by the bed. The paper said, 'It is 5:00 AM. Wake up.'
Men are not equipped for these kinds of contests.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Earth Hour 28 March 2009

I don't really see how by turning lights off for an hour can help reduce global warming. Seriously. One hour only? Oh yeah. For that one hour, the earth is suddenly going to to turn ice cold. Anyway, thoughts aside. I am not against this. Neither am I truly into it.



Anyway, no particular prior plans were made to observe the Earth Hour. I think I should have said that it was all purely a coincidence. Or perhaps mother earth did intended for that to happen. I was having dinner around 8p.m. when the lights had to go off. There wasn't much of a choice as "termites/winged ants" invaded the place. Out of the blue these winged ants started flying in and disrupted the meal. There was no particular way of getting rid of them. Using the "swatter" would mean that there would be additional ingredients in our food. Hence the best solution at that time was to turn off the lights. Ok "ants" you win.



Did I mention because of these dumb winged creatures, I had to cease eating? Well, I certainly didn't want to taste winged creatures. Yuck! That is simply gross. Well, since we didn't know when these irritating creatures would take off (or die since their lifespan is only a day long),we sat in the dark. Hence observing the Earth Hour. And that was how I observed Earth Hour.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Narrowband

Think that things would be better after switching from dial up to broadband? So untrue. In fact, the broadband functions like narrowband. Not much difference from dial up with the exception of having to pay more for it every month. It is not unusual that broadband fails to perform. It is common that it takes more than an hour to load a file. By file I am referring to word document. It takes even longer if you are loading photos,videos or songs. It is also the norm that narrowband pickets.



Narrowband suddenly decided to go on holiday without giving prior notice yesterday.For the whole of yesterday I tried to connect to the internet but was unable to do so. I thought it was probably due to the weather (there were thunders and lightning). However, narrowband has not returned from its break today until I called it's office. I tried to get online from 12 noon and guess what I only managed to get connected at around 2.30p.m. after having a long chat with the customer service personnel of narrowband's company.



Broadband company, give us what we paid dearly for. WE didn't pay to get "Page Load Error" shoved at our face.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Past, Present and Future

The past helps us make decisions for the present,and the decision we made in the present will determine the future. What is decided now, will determine how our life would be like in the future. What makes decision making hard is because the future could not be foreseen. No one really knows whether the decision that is made today is definitely right. We can only be certain when the event has taken place and the decision made proves fruitful.


The level of difficulty for decision making increases with age. When we were young making decision between different ice-cream flavours is a breeze. When we were in school choosing the activities to participate in was relatively easy. The toughest choice to make in school was to choose which stream to be in; science or arts. Then comes the decision that will change our lives and what we will become in the future; that is the major that we choose when we enter university. This is a major turning point in life because what you major in while in university will determine your occupation upon graduation. What your occupation is will determine the type of lifestyle that you will lead.


The common saying of "If you don't like your job then just quit" is really just a sarcastic remark. For there is no such thing as quitting a profession but merely quitting from a company. In other words, hopping from one company to another but still in the same profession. There is no such thing as switching entirely from finance department to human resource to marketing or to admin. When you quit as a marketer from Company A, you will be rehired as a marketer in Company B, Company C and so forth. You will not be hired as an engineer, doctor, lawyer, or architect in the new company.


Would life be easier if there is only Hobson's choice (a.k.a no choice)?

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Natasha Richardson 1963-2009





Natasha Richardson was born on May 11, 1963 in London, England, UK to Oscar winners Vanessa Redgrave and Tony Richardson. One might remember her best as the mother of Lindsay Lohan in Parent Trap. She also starred in Maid in Manhattan alongside Jennifer Lopez. It is truly shocking and sad to learn that she has passed away so tragically at 45. Natasha was pronounced brain dead on 18 March 2009 and was taken off life support in Manhattan's Lenox Hill Hospital New York. Natasha fell at the beginners slope during a ski lesson in Quebec, Canada. She was reported doing fine after the fall but things turn bad an hour later when she had a headache.


Natasha leaves behind husband Liam Neeson, sons Micheal, 13, and Daniel, 12, mother Vanessa Redgrave, sister Joely Richardson and aunt Lynn Redgrave.





Natasha Richardson and Lindsay Lohan in Parent Trap in England (1998).



Born: May 11, 1963 in London, England, UK
Departed: March 18, 2009 in New York

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Harry Potter

People around the world have all been charmed by little Harry Potter when the first Harry Potter movie was released. Ever wonder what Harry Potter would look like when he is old? Yes, I mean when he is much older. Probably nearing retirement age.



When it all started. Harry and clan.





A much bigger Harry.




Harry when he outgrows his uniform.




Harry and his friends when they have all grown up.




I had such a great laugh when I first saw the photo of Harry Potter in his golden years. Harry whom had outgrown his clothes is simply ingenious. He just looks ridiculous but really funny. Forget what the story is about. It can be pure crap and not matter. The sight of Harry in shrunken clothes is good enough.



*The last two photos are from Epic Movie (2007)

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Gastric

For the past few days, my tummy has been having the blues. It was nothing severe initially. However, things turn bad yesterday. What seems to be an upset stomach initially transformed and became gastric. Due to this stomach condition, I hardly slept yesterday. That was because my stomach couldn't seem to let me get some shut eye. It was not extreme pain but discomfort. No position seems to help me feel better. Tried lying on my back, sides, propped up pillows and even on my tummy but nothing seems to work. Not having much of a choice, I got out of bed and took a gastric tablet with hopes of stopping the discomfort. However, that did not help much either. So I ended up flipping from side to side throughout the night.



This morning, the pain got worse. I could hardly do anything. Slight movement would give rise to discomfort. While eating a moment ago, I couldn't even eat in peace cause my stomach started to hurt. I have taken gastric pills as well as liquid medication but nothing seems to be able to put it to rest. The Gastric is back.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

The Line

Different people have different limits to things that they can tolerate. When being asked questions, there lies a limit between conversational material and private stuff. To what extent is some queries considered invasion of privacy? That totally depends on each person. Some enjoy having everyone know everything about their life whereas others are rather private with their lives. How does one choose when to make known to the questioning party their limit? How does one ward off questions that they do not feel like answering? What constitutes a rude reply? Does replying with a question constitutes rude reply? Does a no reply fall under the rude category?


Sometimes, the interpretation of different individuals gives rise to conflicts and communication breakdown. A very same simple sentence could be interpreted differently by different individuals. Perception also causes different interpretation to take place. If one perceives a person as bad, everything that the person that is perceived bad does will be considered bad. Even if that person is right. One's emotions also contributes to how one interprets something. When one is in a good mood, everything will seem right.


Sometimes a problem might not even be a problem at all. Why complicate things by turning anthills into mountains when it is not even a problem to begin with? Is it worth pushing things to the point of no return? Why not choose a different approach? Threats in any form is of no help in getting answers. If the limit has been reached, why not wait for a better opportunity to re ask the question that has been rephrased? Pushing too hard is going to get you no where.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Humid

I really hate the weather now. It is so warm that I am feeling really agitated. It is so hot yet I am not exactly sweating. It is more like sweat being trapped under the skin. This hot, unbearable weather seems to be heaven for mosquitoes. The mosquitoes seems to breeding like nobody's business. I suppose mosquitoes get horny in hot weather. This weather has turned me into mosquito feed. If I could charge mosquitoes for every sip that they take, I will be really rich in no time. Why does the pest swatter have to seize working at this time.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Curvy Christmas 2008

Wow! Can't belief it is March already. Time really flies. Anyway this is a backdated post of Christmas. It took so long to be updated partly due to laziness and also because well, if everything was posted back in December, there won't be much to be posted for the following months.






The outdoor decoration.







Not too sure what the theme was but the concourse area was decorated with pixies and animals.




Short neck giraffe with long legs.


































Happy bear.