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Monday, October 04, 2004 0 comments
Mood: Tired - but in a good way... :)
Currently listening to: Sell Out - Reel Big Fish
Well its a Monday again, and i figure its as good a time as any to awake from my week-long reverie and actually begin posting again wholeheartedly - i like to think of it as my blog's birthday gift to me. ;)
So, yeah, it was a pretty quiet week... mainly just went about doing what i normally do and hung out with the usual suspects over the weekend for mamak, etc. Bear in mind that there actually IS a birthday party thingamajig this coming Friday thanks to Sneexe and Chen Hoe who have undertaken the organisational arrangements - thanks again guys! :)
My parents took me out to the San Francisco Steakhouse to celebrate and, lemme just say this - i have never eaten so much dead cow in my entire life! (sorry Daisy) So, yeah, the current gift count consists of a Diana Krall Live In Paris CD from Albert (AWESOME gift! Mucho gracias man!), Dawn Of War from Leonard (soooo addictive!), RM500 from my grandparents and a (forthcoming) pair of jeans and another RM500 from my mother. My father is kinda insisting on buying me an actual item (i'm thinking an mp3 player of some sort... an iPod perhaps?) while my Godfather will probably send more money my way when he comes down next month... Hey, bring on the moolah i say! A pox on the moron who somehow got it into peoples heads that an actual item is a more worthwhile gift than pure, unalterated money. How nonsensical. ;)
Hrmmm... maybe i shouldn't be telling everyone how my bank balance has inflated in recent days... i prophesize a lot of people twisting my arm for drinks in the near future.
Oh yeah - my most imaginative (not to mention surprising) gift thus far has to go to Charlene(!), check it out (this is from her blog):
Reminder from icq..prompted a message! Happy birthday. I guess I can't say old man coz you are younger than me actually.
So..yeah I dunno Pat personally,c'mon, me trying to be imaginate on the above card.. only a few fragments like..Malaysia, likes hot chicks, whiskey and guitars, but hates to get on a plane?...all this as depicted on the graphic demonstration. So enjoy your special day !!! Hope the magic ponies have been generous and give you much luck for the next year ahead !
This is early wishes for u, time:11.00pm, Friday..hope u don't mind..Meh....me damn....tired and sleepppyyyyyyy...go, go, go..me going to beach later at 5am..c u guys..ciao!
Wow! Thanks again! The prancing magic ponies in my head (who are currently at war with the evil care bears that i am constantly plagued by) whinny (whinnie?) their thanks! :)
Its beginning to look like it'll be a pool party of some sort (pool + alcohol? Hrmmm...) and will be held at some place in TTDI and its basically a combined birthday thing for me and Alvin/Kwong Heng/Kiasu (he has a lot of names these days). I'm not too sure of the actual address (someone? Help?) but hey, if you'd like to come just drop me an email if you want to come along... ;)
Hrmmm... did Huey say that she would be down in KL this weekend? Can't remember...
As an aside, it looks like Gibran has started a blog of his own! One entry thus far but its an interesting read dealing with his views on the issue of a malay guy having a relationship with non-malay girls in present day Malaysia... looks promising! ;)
Anyway other than that i am in constant bodily pain from actively pursuing my goal of gym and sports each and every day of the week. Let me just say that six hours of tennis on a Sunday will damn near kill you. *urgh*
The Self-Referential Aptitude Test
THE most annoying quiz that you will EVER do.
I guarantee it.
(courtesy of Drunk Men Work Here!)
"PeoplesArchive is dedicated to collecting for posterity the stories of the great thinkers and creators of our time. Biologists or filmmakers, physicists or craftsmen, the people whose stories you see on this site are leaders of their field, whose work has influenced and changed our world."
Currently spending a lot of time watching the videos and reading the bios on this site. Granted there are only 17 profiles on it at the moment but i'm pretty sure that it'll grow soon enough. Its a seriously awesome idea and, dammit, it makes me realise just how little i've actually done so far in life... Still, its pretty inspirational and a great way to kill some time if you've got a decent connection. I recommend reading the section on Jules Engel (the dude whose picture is above on the far left) - hey any guy starting chapter one of his bio with the title "A baby with a head like a hexagon" is interesting in my book! :)
A Comparison Of Life
Ok, actually the full title should be "Comparison of life in Piscataway, New Jersey; Kochi, Japan; and Zhuzhou, Hunan Province, China" and its basically about this English teacher from NY comparing, side to side, various aspects of each of these three cities. Its surprisingly interesting (not to mention hilarious) and i couldn't help but note that his description of Zhuhou in China is kinda like a description of life in Malaysia... Lots of interesting facts to take note of!
I mean, take these examples from the 'Food' section:
US$1 gets you how much food?
US: 1 Slice of pizza
Japan: Half a tiny bowl of rice?
China: A big bowl of noodles, a bottle of beer, and all you can eat rice.
Taking 30 people out for dinner and getting them drunk in a nice restaurant.
US: US$1200 + tip
US: Go as fast as possible and don't ask questions. If you piss them off they will do stuff to your food.
Japan: Be serious, follow the script. Impossible to break out of standard phrases.
China: Take 10 minutes, ask as many questions as possible. The restaurant will be out of half the stuff you order. Chat, laugh, joke.
Get treated like a human being.
US: No, unless they pretend to in order to get tips.
Japan: No, if they vary from the script they could get fired.
Seriously, from the sound of it China sounds like a lot more fun (not to mention cheaper) to live in than either NY or southern Japan... provided you can stomach the hygiene and pollution... (but what the hell, i'm from KL)
'K thats it - i'm off to bed.
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