Thursday, February 08, 2007 


I reckon a lot of people are all action and no talk. Take Singaporeans for example, they whine a lot and talk a lot of cock but when it comes to concrete actions it's like "chasing the dragon". Granted not all Singaporeans behave this way but looking at how people say they want to do this do that and nothings been done irks me big time. Granted also I've been in that boat before so I won't criticise too much of "no action talk only" or what my sergeant in army used to say NATO!


Am I daydreaming?

Sometimes I'll start thinking about how things will be different if this happen, how there is a special entity up there that is looking after everyone, how everyone's born into this world to fulfill their destiny.

Maybe I watched too much anime but it does feel good to know that there's someone up there looking out for you. Man, the omnipotent being most probably need a massive call-centre and a super duper gazillion core cpu to process all the requests & prayers by people.

How real is it, to watch all the shows and movies and the main character who has to fulfil their destiny. To walk the path that no one else walked. To go where no one else been. So are all these beings born great or have greatness thrust upon them?

It's such a fantasy, to be able to fly, to do special stuff that you can only dream of or watch on tv. So are directors and story-tellers living in their own world. A world they imagine. A world free of the shackles of reality. Sometimes I just wish I don't need to worry too much about things. Being optimistic does have it's qualms too, especially if things start to fall apart. This is just one of those days.

No my world is not falling apart, just thinking too much makes my head painful. Maybe that's why I loved cartoons...


Saturday, January 27, 2007 

Australian Open 2007

Now what did I do this whole week? Lemme see... Work, eat, sleep, thinking about work, watched the Australian Open; Maria Sharapova's grunting sound is a turn off though she's quite a beauty (among the rest so can't complain). The mens final is going to be a really good match up, I hope Roger Federer wins. Maybe I should head over to the betting site to check out the odds of Federer winning.

*LATEST UPDATE* Federer winning odds is 1.12. That is fucking pathetic! So each dollar I put in only wins 12c tax free. Ok, how about Gonzalez? His odds is 6.25. Hmmm, I may support Fernando Gonzalez then. Still undecided, I have til tomorrow evening. So who shall I bet on? *headache ah*


Wednesday, January 24, 2007 

Tiger Woods in the making

Ya like real. Catchy title only so don't get too excited after this... I played golf this week, finally!!! Well technically not the whole course, not that pro but I finally I got off my slacker arse and went to the Sydney Olympic Park golf driving range and have a few swings. Mind you, the range was very scenic and serves as pretty good eye candy.

I had yum cha in the morning so the thought of burning off some fat is very encouraging. I didn't bring my gloves and one of my noob friends asked the counter lady is it ok to play without gloves and of coz wanting to do business and looking at what we wore she said yeah if you're not that pro it's alright (damn my friend who wore slippers that day, look so unprofessional so paiseh coz everyone in there look the part in a golf range). So anyway, three of us shared a bucket of 140 balls and soon after our palms start looking red and feels like blisters is popping out soon. *Remind self to be more prepared in future*. Overall, it was fun but I am thinking of going for a course to get the proper foundations instead of swinging like a crazy man. No rabbits were killed in this process.

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Sunday, January 21, 2007 


That I don't even feel like blogging. It's 37"c today and clear sky. Really bad for my morale and mood. Maybe that's how men PMS comes about. Even staying at home is dreadful as the whole house's engulfed in hot, steamy air. Driving pass a swimming pool, I see throngs of people in their swim wear jumping into the pool. That felt so tempting...

Work's alright this week, nothing major. Never had to bring work back so far, which is good. I've finally decided I'll hold off on the DSLR camera I want to buy for now. Maybe towards the end of the year when/if I go back to Singapore for holiday. That's a big IF. So in that case, I'll concentrate on getting a el cheapo tripod that's hopefully not too heavy nor wobbly.

Back to the heat. Now I'll have no excuses not to have a beer. Upon saying that, I have to use the huge beer mug I got from Ainul. Till then... meanwhile I'll amalgamate with my beer in blissful 37 degree freaking heat wave!!!

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Liverpool won Chel$ki

Alright, so what if Liverpool lost in the FA Cup and the Carling Cup? They restored that by winning against Chel$ki at home. Well done and well taken goals. Now if only Australia has more coverage of the English Premier League that would be a god send. I still believe it'll take something magical to win Barcelona, unless some Barca key players are injured.

Okie enough of boring balls. Let's talk about something more interesting for the ladies, ahh... diamond ring. Diamond rings are expensive, they scratch other things easily, they're small and I don't see what's the big ho ha about diamonds. Note to self: I have to learn more about diamonds if I'm going to buy one in the future. If diamonds are the girls best friend, balls are the boys best friend then.

Oh I just checked, air tickets to Vietnam one way is quite cheap now. With Simon/Mela's wedding in mind, I was thinking of flying to Vietnam this June and fly from there to Singapore and then back to Australia. Tempting.... very tempting; if only I can get my ass together to get it organised now. Lol!

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Saturday, January 20, 2007 

Pineapple tarts

I bought some today at an Asian grocery store. Err I think it was like 10 for $5 or thereabouts. 50c a pop for some Pineapple bliss. Happy me... Oh I went magazine reading also in the local shopping centre. Was checking up on some mags for hifi and tv. All the chimelogy (confusing high tech jargons in Singapore talk) of those gadgets are slowing being infused into me.

I felt like I level up. I felt like a tech guru (hifi and tv) now. I can sprout hdmi, HD ready, component cables, optical out, HD definition, 768i, 1080i, 1080p, HD upscaling etc. I think I dare to venture into those specialist hifi shop and talk cock with the sales people now.

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Thursday, January 18, 2007 

Temporary housemate bye bye

Rosie was staying with us for around a week and she is leaving for Singapore today. We decided that she should check in early coz her luggage is very heavy. She managed to check in about 38kg of luggage, hee hee. See, one of the merits of going early. Ok, it may not be entirely that reason; maybe the SIA chick got a diamond ring the day before so she couldn't care less about how heavy the luggage is. Maybe Rosie pray the night before. Whatever!

To Rosie: Hope you'll be back soon! Go get PR! You know you like it here! You can download LOTSA anime & TV series here without being monitored or fear that the government will take you off their Chinese New Year Ang Pao (red packet) list. Even if you blur in Australia no worries, people tend to ignore what you're doing in public; not like Singapore, they look at you weirdly like you're from the Institute of Mental Health (it's a mental asylum, infamous). I don't meant you're from IMH. It's a figure of speech (words). Ok, nuff said, go have the food I want to eat.

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Sunday, January 14, 2007 

Truly yours truly concerned

I was reading this news clip: "Why the frogs are dying" and found it to be very depressingly informative. It's not like I don't know the world is changing, it's not like I don't know the world is getting hotter, it's not like I don't know whole species are dying; but what we as homo sapience are doing about it?

Look, there's so many people in positions of power that could enact and perhaps enforce policies that could save the world. Note, I wrote save the world. It is indeed grim I would say and if things were to continue the way it is, 10 years from now (that's if this blog is still alive) we will witness a world where there may be no frogs alive (judging from the article above), and I shall miss my frog leg porridge in Chinatown & Geylang, Singapore. Either that the frog leg porridge could cost like $50 a pop, more expensive than other delicacy.

What about people in no position of power? What can we do? Note, I include myself as I'm not in the United Nations nor did I win any $20+ million lotteries. For a start, we can all sell our cars away; take public transport; drink recycled water; don't buy books rather read e-books; don't use toilet papers for businesses etc. Some people may just do that but I envision the majority will not. It's not in people's nature to care. Let's put it this way, people's personal & more basic needs need to be fulfilled first before other external needs such as the need to care for our environment is realised (according to Maslow's hierarchy of needs).

If that theory holds true, then what? Of the world's billions of people, how many percentage truly truly care then if their basic needs ain't even fulfilled? So what's that got to say about humans doing our part for the environment? Does it start with the small things we do? What if I do but my neighbour doesn't? Does it fall on the government to educate people or to tow people in line? I don't purport to have the answer, but doing my bit for the environment is equally important as the policies that support such stances.

So what have I done to save the environment? Hmmm, I buy a car that's classed under LEV (Or low emission vehicle so the amount of carbon dioxide it emits is really low. I think it's classed under the EU low emissions guideline). Yes I don't take public transport, I'm not ready to sweat it out on the public transport system (at least not in Australia anyway). It's pretty shitty (pardon me) but that's not the point today.

I also recycle all my plastic, glass and paper garbage separately and throw them into the recycle bin. I usually shop using my own bag (those green bags you can buy in supermarket such as Woolworths or Coles in Australia); err usually coz I tend to forget to take it out of my car. My bad!

I also hate to waste water (which I think is going to be a MAJOR MAJOR resource in the future; anyone know any stocks in company dealing with water??) so I try to use as little as possible. I couldn't think of anything else I can do on my part but perhaps people else where are doing it differently, even better, even more efficient?

Now I pose you this question? What are you doing to save the world? Meanwhile, I'll go back to my world of Battlefield 2 and kill some idiots to vent the day off.

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