All I’ve to say is, the Elite protein supplement Infusion recommended in me other post is definitely much better than both GNC and Twinlab’s stuff. Tastes a whole crapload better for one ;p As to the effects, let’s leave the harping until much later, it’s too early to tell. I think the almost daily runs are having an effect though; today’s run didn’t feel as bad as the previous ones, when I panted like a asthmatic dog. (A sweating one at that; dogs don’t sweat do they?)
But once again, the weather seems to be having fun at my expense. I got caught in a sudden downpour, and it promptly hit the brakes once I reached shelter, water dripping from every darn extremity. Hoi, not funny alrite!
It’s been quite awhile since I last snapped any pictures (of human beings), so here goes.
Self taken potshot at the mother’s behest; don’t ask me, ask her. Notice her skulking around in the background?
Shot with the mother before I left the house; this one looks pretty good.
Ended up hanging around Kinokuniya for a while, and I ended up taking snaps of all the interesting books. Stuff like..
Stuff that I might buy.
Tom Holt’s You Don’t Have To Be Evil To Work Here, But It Helps. Skimmed through the first chapter, and it looks to be a good read : ) Office scenario-ed story, leave this book alone if you’re having nightmares of work.
Michael Cordy’s The Lucifer Code. I was thinking “aye, pirated Da Vinci Code?” initially, but nah it’s kinda different yet along the same genre. Thriller, science/religion juxtaposed theme. The first chapter looks interesting as well, but I couldn’t be bothered to continue reading. (Standing at the shelf to read a book sucks.)
Robert Jordan’s New Spring; prequel to the Wheel of Time series. (Both publishers shown in pic.) It’s about Moiraine and Lan, if you’re a WOT fan and haven’t read it before. Not too bad, but I loaned a large paperback version from the Orchard library the other time when I was out with Aloy, so hrmm. Is it worth buying something that I’ve already read? (Not to mention unappealing.)
Stuff that I’m still waiting for, grrr.
Robert Jordan’s Knife of Dreams, latest in the WOT series; two versions featured in the picture too. Where da hell is the small paperback version?!
And of course, YOU! J.K. Rowlings’ Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. Where da hell is the small paperback version?!
I took my time snapping the HBP cover, since I’d nothing better to do anyway. Right after I finished that, a deep voice came from behind me.
“You taking picture?” It was the bookshop’s security guard.
“Eh, yeah.” *insert blur look and grin to match*
“You take picture, you see that camera over there? Camera take your picture also!”
At that point, I was really wondering to myself. Was taking pictures of the book covers intellectual property theft as well? Or was I about to get arrested for terrorist-like activities?
“Ah. So cannot take picture isit?”
“Cannot!” He vehemently wagged a finger.
“OK, sorry ah.” I apologised, and half expected him to scream at me, telling me to delete my pictures or something before he called the cops on me. But nope, all he did was to.. walk back to his spot at the main entrance and continue stoning.
Met up with Ellen at the bookshop later, heading for dinner. She was kind enough to shop for some accessories I’d wanted on her recent Bangkok trip, and we yakked for quite a bit over dinner at Cafe Cartel; people from IRC we knew, Mayday’s music and others.
Ellen’s dory fillet. Looks teeny doesn’t it? Hrmmm, definitely won’t satisfy me at any rate.
My Hawaiian pork chop. I had it the other time I came, so yeah no surprises on this one; I wasn’t in the mood to get any culinary shocks just now.
What I didn’t expect after that, was having an impromptu KTV session. Ellen suggested it instead of a movie; and since I had a $25 voucher courtesy of the CNY KTV, we were idle, why not? Being spontaneous is fun in its own way after all. We ended up paying ten bucks per person, and that is cheap; very very cheap ;p For a weekday night that is.
Today certainly wasn’t as bad as the other night with XH, and I sang with extreme caution. No kill-your-throat aka suicidal songs like Jay’s ä¸€è·¯å‘åŒ—, ææµ… or æž« for the first few warmup songs. I could hit most of the high notes just now, ‘cept the really freakin’ high chorus in Forever Love. (I’d sung too much by that point, and my vocal cords were really dried up.) Ellen on the other hand, was constantly compraining about not being in her best condition to sing, lol. Not that she’s all that bad, but perfectionism was the word, and the eject button ended up being hit many a time tonight. Many new songs I’ve never heard of, out on display just now. Least amount of duets ever sung in a two-person session. (Not that I’ve gone to that many two-person singsongs.) Once again, the power of Cineleisure’s air conditioning is revealed to me, brrr.
Well, at least now I know who else to look for the next time I’ve have the urge to sing on weekday nights ;p
– Bleach’s current filler arc manages to stay in the ‘slightly interesting’ category. Episode 70, Rukia returns to help out, and more of the Bound is shown, albeit with no details.
– SBS 65 actually takes a damn hour or so to get to Tampines from Orchard. I should know, since it took me home just now. Big mistake, no choice in the matter.
– Neverwinter Night’s waiting to be installed; here I come!
– The new school timetable and textbooks’re due to be collected tomorrow at long last; this sucks.
– WX’s comment from the old blog that this one looked ‘messy and dark’. Dark I surrender, but messy meh?! *rolls eyes*
Reminder of the day: Spontaneity is fun, creates fun; exercise it!