just another weekend :)

Blogstipation’s over for now! But hmm, where to begin? Perhaps from Friday night 🙂

So I went down for the bball match, and in conclusion.. we lost 😦 It was a kinda touch and go thing actually, but we’d lost quite a few points in the first quarter thanks to their fast breaks, and the full court one on one marking (in the last four minutes of the game) was definitely a no-go; all it did was to widen the gap. Maybe Alan was right with his ‘too many cooks’ theory, but oh well, IMO it couldn’t be helped. (Lazy to paraphrase it here, refer to his blog for details) Darryl was truly on form though, with his four of four three pointers, whistle 🙂 Really well done. Me? I was blissfully watching the match, and my jersey was soooooo dry when the match ended. Toldja I’m a bench player, winks.

JL began to talk about God (he’d converted recently) during our supper after the match, and we ended up talking for a bit on that, got up, stoned abit.. and walked off to another coffeeshop to sit down and continue the theological debate. Uh uh, don’t look at me, I wasn’t involved in it! 🙂 As an self-confessed atheist, I believe that I don’t have the required amount of belief needed to make the leap of faith to believe in Christianity ;p I’d more than enough practice with YL in our past kopi sessions. JL was talking with YL at first, and later on ZY stepped into an impassioned one on one debate with JL. Alan, YL and I decided to start our own topic after that ;p NOMFB (i.e. None Of My Fcukin’ Business), like I always say, and we headed back for home only at about 0340hrs, when everyone got zonked out -.-

Like the title says, today was just another typical go-out kinda thing. Met LS at City Hall and crawled down to Suntec’s Swiss Culture for lunch. (It’s near Sky Garden, if you know where that is. You know, the outdoor thingy on the top floor near Tower Records?)

*Note to SJ jie: place looks familiar? I ate there ‘cus we always walked past that place to the one we always have dinner at, the place always looked kinda goot to me ;p


A snap of the place 🙂 Looks pretty neat eh?


The menu and sample dishes outside. We had the set lunch (yeah the $16.80+ shit written on the blackboard) as recommended by the nice lady standing there.


Started out with the cauliflower soup. Hmm.. neutral opinion on soups in general, and this one wasn’t disgusting anyway. Didn’t really taste like cauliflower tho’.


Huh, simis?” O.o


LS with her chicken pasta, resplendent with resigned expression. I had a bite, chicken tasted like leftover Carona Chicken. *fail*


My chicken bratwurst, or else known as pasta-with-a-German-sausage-and-assorted-veggies. The pasta’s good if you like the buttery kinda taste, and sausage didn’t taste half bad 🙂 Should give it a try.


Dessert? Blueberry cake. Not too bad, tasted like.. blueberry cake ;p No shots of LS’s tiramisu ‘cus she polished half of it off before I could take a decent shot, but it tasted like the average tiramisu out there. It seemed like I was destined to be the last person eating from her tiramisu cup, ‘cus the waiter promptly dropped + smashed it right after that. Oops?

Windowshopped around Suntec, with LS looking for some white Esprit polo tee with a tiny bow-wielding cherub, and upon failure.. consequently checking out every other white polo tees along every other shop -.- (Personally I dislike polo tees intensely, that’s why I wear them to work.) I’d hung myself out to dry with the G2000 splurge recently though, so it was all look and no touch for me. Look Swarovski crystals, look Casio Cockpit series watch, look nice shirts here and there, leave the wallet out of it.

Caught Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events in the evening. Catch Jim Carrey in his maniacal impersonations, he truly excels at what he does 😉 I was chuckling throughout the movie at his antics. You’ll be exclaiming at how cute Sunny (the toddler) is, and laughing at the quips she makes. (She’s actually just babbling, but the translated gist is on subtitles. Nice subbing, I’ll say.)

In summary, the plot’s a shithappens (my favourite theme) sorta movie about three
kids whose parents died, and how their guardian Count Olaf (Jim Carrey) tries to
wrest their inheritance from them. Need a better summary, look here.

Definitely one of the better movies I’ve watched recently 🙂 Short, but you’ll surely enjoy it, believe me ;p

Well, it was nearly four hours after the lunch at Swiss Culture, so the stomach was complaining for food right after the movie ;p I had a 25% coupon to spare for Pizza Hut anyway (as usual), so we tried the Rich Gold Crust Delight Meal that was on promotion.


Big basket of prawn crackers; but it seemed like the poor keropok had been in the open for like ten years. Tasted like crap. In Singlish? “lao hong liao la!


Ever seen a glass of Coke? Well actually this one’s nothing special, it was just a shot taken in a bored moment ;p


The Rich Gold Crust Delight Hawaiian Regular Pizza. Whew, long name eh? Blardy hell. What’s the funny yellow looking ring before the crust, you ask? It’s sweet potato -.-
No, don’t ask. It’s bad.


It tasted so bad to LS that she dissected the sweet potato chunk, the crust and the main portion heh. Do the pineapple chunks look like eyes and a nose? Our way of having fun while eating ;p

I gave the sweet potato several chances though. To be exact, five chances.. since I ate like five slices. But it still didn’t make the cut, bleh. *fail*


Aftermath: my dessert. Watermelon, watermelon and more watermelon. Note the uneaten yellow sweet potato still on LS’s plate on the far end ;p

Why watermelon only, you ask? The bottom right molar hurt too badly after my dental yesterday to chew on anything more substantial. To be more precise, I was eating with only the left half of me mouth the entire day, bleargh. Was kidding just now that my mouth’ll be overdeveloped on the left side in time to come and I’ll have a permanent swollen jaw ;p

And yeah, I’ve bought Jay Chou’s Incomparable Concert 2004 DVD! or in Chinese, 周杰伦2004无与伦比演唱会 Live DVD :O Panicked for a moment when my TV threw me a blank screen upon loading the DVD, but after a moment, I noticed that my TV was connected to the Xbox instead of the DVD player -.- Smart. Anyway, watched till my eyes nearly fell out just now, 1hr 45mins worth of ultra clear footage. Love his vocals in 搁浅 as always, and 倒带 was good tho he mixed up most of the lyrics. DVD rocks man, don’t ever get the VCD. Forget about the pictorial included in the VCD, you’ll just chuck it into a corner eventually. Go for quality! ;p

That’s all, bball tomorrow! And work tomorrow.. crap. Luckily I’ll be working with PR, wouldn’t be that bored with her to gossip chit chat.

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yawns.

Judging from the title, you can already conclude that I’m either:
– bored.
– sleepy.
– bored and sleepy.

Due to financial constraints, I’ve been uncharacteristically cooping myself at home and stoning, thereby boring the shit out of myself for the past few days. Sucked, really, really sucked.

Well, at least I’ve wrapped up a chapter in CCNA.. and plowed through Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire AND Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Considering that the CCNA chapter’s only like forty odd pages, and the Harry Potter books add up to like a thousand or so pages, it’s really an unbalanced proportion isn’t it? :X Can tell that I haven’t been studying too hard, for one.

But like I told myself at midnight today: languish no more, the torture is overrr.. payday has come! If only -.-

I’d run my bank account into a deficit last month, so it’ll be good to restrain myself a little, sighs. Less splurging, more healthy activities i.e. SPORTS. Gonna be taking my IPPT in June anyways, it’ll be good to start training on the much-hated 2.4km run.

Enough of this rubbish, think I’m running into blogstipation soon too. Spouting loads of aimless trash here, bleh.

Got a basketball match waiting for me later at 8 p.m., but it’s gonna be a relaxing night anyways ‘cus I’m a bench player ;p Haven’t played bball in like two weeks man, hope I don’t play too badly if I get time on the court 😉 *anticipation*

assorted crap.


Didn’t know that snowflakes act in a military fashion too, grins.

Ramble #1
Perhaps I’m kinda mental, but it ab-so-lute-ly irks me whenever I see people making all sorts of errors in their writing, like when me brother was working hard on his psychology report just now. Not really his fault, since it’s his first time doinga report, and he’s rushing to wrap things up, but. The fingers itch, the temper builds.. the temptation to rectify things is truly uncontrollable. I see survey spelt as survery, reciprocate as reprociate, blah blah blah, and the spellchecker in my brain goes wild.

Best of all? I still do it even though I know it irritates people enormously, gees. What an bloody asshole of a perfectionist I make, and ’tis not like I don’t make mistakes myself.

Ramble #2
Some random crap I wrote in the handphone while waiting for E at supper just now.
“Stifling a yawn, I blinked and glanced around, the iced tea neglected. Neatly stacked canned drinks inside the coffeeshop returned my stare. Incomprehensible music continued to play, I continued to wait.”

Just a dumb depiction of the stuff around me, and this took me like nearly five minutes to write. *shakes head* I suck.

Ramble #3
Just finished watched Honey on DVD (on loan from S last weekend) and it’s not too bad 😉 Jessica Alba looks great inside, one good reason to watch ;p Kinda chick flick mode, but the dance moves are kewl man. Should rent the VCD or something if you’re interested in dance.

yada yada yada.. blah blah blah.

Right, so it’s nearly 5 a.m. and I’ve nothing better to do. I’m done with Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, everything’s nice and peaceful and I’m left with listening to music while munching on Pringles that some dumbass kind soul left in the pantry; prob the same idiot friendly fellow who left the bak gua behind during the weekend. (Yep, I’ve polished that off too, incase you were wondering.)

Did some checks and just realised the next Harry Potter book’s titled Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, here’s some info on it. And the hardcover release date’s July 16 this year, whistles.. 2 days after me birthday, seems damn far off. Wonder when the paperback of that book’ll be out tho, hmm. A year or so? Guess I’ll borrow the hardcover from other buddies in the meantime ;p

(And whoever’s reading this, don’t get me the hardcover of the book ;p It’ll cause severe trauma to my collection of paperbacks grins.)

Feeling bored? 99music.net offers a wide range of free streaming music (which means you gotta be online for it to work, oops) for people who want to have a feel of how new releases sound like, be they English or Mandarin songs. It needs RealPlayer to work, and though it might only offer 32kbps music, it is free so what else can you ask for? 😉

Listening to 张学友‘s 她来听我的演唱会 right now;brings me back to my poly days when I first heard it. It seems all so far away, and so long ago. The melody of the guitar and Jacky’s vocals, along with the lyrics that form such a simple, but yet.. unforgettable song. Good to sing along to on a quiet night 🙂

Alright, so you’re all set to enjoy free music, but nothing to occupy the eyes? Fear not ;p Here comes an interesting blog by Design about his journey from a proverbial Nice Guy to the Don Juan 😉

If that isn’t to your taste, there’s always Be-Labo Salon for guys who’re interested in looking for inspiration in funky Japanese hairstyles ;p

Or maybe checkout Pixelated Moments and Eyes of the W-1 if you’re an avid shutterbug; these are photoblogs of me friends armed with much more decent cameras than my aging A40 ;p

Still not satisfied? I’ve run out of links for now; the list of my websites-to-look-when-you’re-bored are sitting in the home comp ;p Will post again when I get bored enough.

And oops, it’s YL’s 24th birthday today! Do head over to his blog and tag some birthday wishes if you aren’t too busy 😉 He didn’t want any presents, claiming that it wasn’t necessary.. plus the fact that it’ll absolve him of any obligations to get us any birthday gifts in return. (See how far laziness can take you?) So.. I guess this is all I’m gonna do.

Which reminds me, there’s three more birthdays coming up in March -.-

*looks at bank account balance and shakes head sadly*

Courses for women ;)

Well, I’m finally back at work and best of all, I’ll be working alone tonight and tomorrow night, zz. I’d thought to go for bball in the morning, but I slept at 5 a.m., and considering the fact that I’d work later.. I gaveup on bball and chose sleep ;(

.. kinda regretting it now.

Saw this one on a mailing list, and it was just too funny for me not to post it up 😉

Women Education Courses
Women think they already know everything, but wait…training courses
are now available for women on the following subjects:

1. Silence, the Final Frontier: Where No Woman Has Gone Before
2. The Undiscovered Side of Banking: Making Deposits
3. Parties: Going Without New Outfits
4. Man Management: Minor Household Chores Can Wait Till After Game
5. Bathroom Etiquette I: Men Need Space in the Bathroom Cabinet Too
6. Bathroom Etiquette II: His Razor is His
7. Communication Skills I: Tears – The Last Resort, not the First.
8. Communication Skills II: Thinking Before Speaking
9. Communication Skills III: Getting What you Want Without Nagging
10. Driving a Car Safely: A Skill You CAN Acquire
11. Telephone Skills: How to Hang Up
12. Introduction to Parking
13. Advanced Parking: Backing Into a Space
14. Water Retention: Fact or Fat
15. Cooking I: Bringing Back Bacon, Eggs and Butter
16. Cooking II: Bran and Tofu are Not for Human Consumption
17. Cooking III: How not to Inflict Your Diets on Other People
18. Compliments: Accepting Them Gracefully
19. PMS: Your Problem . . . Not His
20. Dancing: Why Men Don’t Like To
21. Classic Clothing: Wearing Outfits You Already Have
22. Household Dust: A Harmless Natural Occurrence Only Women Notice
23. Integrating Your Laundry: Washing It All Together
24. Oil and Gas: Your Car Needs Both
25. TV Remotes: For Men Only

*Caught Million Dollar Baby w/ S last night while E (not to be confused with the E who posts comments, that’s another schoolmate) and his friends were watching Constantine; sad ending for Hilary Swank ;( Not a bad movie IMO, even if you’re not into boxing.

(For the uninformed, IMO = In My Opinion. NZ kinda reminded me on Saturday bball that not everyone used to be an IRC addict like yours truly, and had tons of dumb acronyms sitting in the brain. Oops?)

happpperrnings!

Today, or rather yesterday (since it’s already nearly 2 a.m. now) has really been a fun day for me 😉

It all started with me chancing upon this in HWZ forums:

So LS and I took time out, heading down Holland V’s Haagen Dazs for the buffet today.
Bo liao right? ;p

Anyway, we only found out that the a la carte dishes weren’t available on a buffet basis, bleh. So.. we ended up sharing a Fondue.


Looks nice right? Fruits and ice cream cubes dipped in chocolate and nuts, yum 😉


Me shoving a strawberry ice cream cube into the mouth. :O

But since ice cream alone couldn’t very well settle my missed breakfast+lunch alone, I ended up eating at Breko’s down the street; LS claimed that she’d enough with the ice cream just now. Or is it one of those weird ‘watch-your-weight’ things that girls have? Shrugs.


Beef cheddar sandwich and a regular iced tea! ;p

The slight drizzle that begun earlier on had petered off, and left the afternoon sun shining 😉 Felt really great to be lazing there chomping away at my sandwich and idling, grins. Maybe that’s why the sandwich tasted especially good, laugh.


Snap of the receipt ;p Proof of purchase!


Ah.. 2 beers for $10? Too bad I’m not into beer guzzling 😉 Not to mention that ’tis too early for that.

Hopped onto a bus and left for Orchard after I was done, and wandered all over Takashimaya and Heeren windowshopping 😉 Fortunately nothing caught me eye, else I’d be splurging yet again :X LS ended up buying a top @ Bodynits tho, looks nice and is quite a steal at 50% off ;p No photos on this part, lazy to snap while walkin’ around ;p We did bump into another junior of mine Y tho. Whee, and she was on her way to a modelling audition ;p She looks goot I must say, much different from the cadet I used to see back in my secondary school days.

Dinner was at this Thai restaurant called Lemon Grass at Heeren; and I was stuffed after that ;p Just look.


Sambal kangkong, Thai honey chicken and seafood tomyam clear soup. Decent proportions for two people, but horrendous when the ratio’s 1.5 to 0.5 ;p
*note: keropok compliments of the house, but I didn’t test if it was free flow :X


“Lemme take a drink before I continue..”


Bwahaha, we managed to clear everything on the table ;p I couldn’t chew sotong very well with me braces tho, so that was left out. I didn’t bother with polishing off the keropok as well ;p Kinda full at that point. Those aside, the food was pretty decent 😉


Hmm, Evian’s 2005 new mineral water bottle on display. O.o


Proof of purchase #2 ;p Cheap isn’t it, for a meal of two? Lucky we had the Heeren Card’s 15% discount 😉


LS & me; taken by the helpful restaurant guy over there ;p

It was a slow MRT/feeder bus trip to Suntec after that, since Orchard Road’s been blocked up for the Chingay rehearsal. And man, it seemed like everyone’s dying to watch Constantine tonight ;p Only the first row was available, blehs. Alternative? We walked over to Shaw Tower instead -.- Lousier sound system and seats, but plenty of seats fortunately 😉

Constantine‘s a good show IMO; less complex than the Matrix plot, and since it’s mostly based on stuff from Christianity, it was alot more familiar to me, and definitely easier on digestion grins. Albeit familiar stuff, but yet unfamiliar storyline. I didn’t know that Mammon was the Devil’s son though, thought he was one of the 9 Kings of Hell or something hmm. Did they twist it somewhere along the line? The effects were good, but one thing I absolutely hated was Keanu Reeves’ mumbling. I’d to strain my ears to catch the dialogue at times, and trust me.. for this show, listening to the talk is half the understanding.


A shot of Suntec, taken from the bus stop we were stoning at. Nice? ;p


Movie ticket, taken on the damn rocking bus back home with LS dozing away.

And that’s about all 😉 Time to catch some Z’s!

P.S: Did I mention that Finding Neverland‘s good? Caught it w/ SJ jie last night, so I think I didn’t ;p Anyway.. Finding Neverland‘s gooooodddddddddd. Catch it if you haven’t! Bring more tissue if you’re watching with a female 😉