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We ought to go take walks more often. I learnt more about certain concepts in a random walk in town than I would spending the week locked up reading a book — my understanding and retention from reading is probably quite limited also. I’m not exactly a fast learner or have good memory.
A casual talk however (then again with a Top uni student ><) makes things easier to remember and understand. Heh, free tuition.
Problem with this damn island, is that the weather does not quite facilitate going for long casual walks unlike boston. Its better to stay at home and hermit.
Gravity would have never been discovered if Newton didn’t skip class to bum under a tree
Last year I finished Boston Legal season 1 right before the year started, watching slut lawyers manipulate and give speeches. And this year, somewhat like a trend, I finished House season 1 right before year started. Personally, I somehow like Wilson for his lack of presence and contrast with House while being casual, a flirt and married. At least he isn’t like the other three minions!
Four more seasons to keep myself entertained for the wonderful year ahead.
I am convinced that facebook is for stalkers — I didn’t have any of the photos below but had to access the blackwallsheep to get them. Even HMUN is still not enough to move-me-off-my-arse to get a facebook account, I am still too lazy, not only the trouble of setting up but the hassle of using it. The amount of time it would take up! (As if MSN wasn’t bad enough)
Though if I did have an account, I’d be posting so much innuendo to photos that I’d be barred in a week! Oh just the hmun photos alone I have so much to-
I sort of hate being sentimental with all these remembering of stuff etc. Looking at the trend, for the past few events of meeting plenty of people from other schools (simun, preusem and other such activities), it seems like i virtually have not been in keeping in contact with these “new friends”…
No need for me to look through photos and feel fuzzy either. In fact I don’t quite like appearing in photos — it might be evidence for something eventually. Prefer to cover my tracks clean.
A fine day in Boston…
(A picture tells a thousand words and this is an EE. Rare to have a photo post. Belated much)
“Help the homeless…Help the homeless… =\”
“Oh GROSS, what IS that smell!?”
“Ah, a poorhomelessperson.” *hides Fascinating Thing under jacket*
( Did you notice that there was one more person in the photo above? I only just noticed ><)
“Help the homeless.. I’m hungry =(“
*laughs at the hobo* ” A poorhomelessperson indeed! I must be grinning away because I am charitable”
(*laughs at something* A person hiding behind indeed! I must be awfully fat because I obstruct vision!)
“Here you go, poorhomelessperson. Go get yourself some soap and a beer. “
“THANK YOU SIR :D:D FOOOOOOD!!!!”
“Holyflyingpigs, aren’t you a bit chubby for a poorhomelessperson? I’m quite sure there were other people on the bench who need more nourishment than you do!“
And so vote for him as president.
Help the homeless?
Carry out DEFICIT SPENDING?
Get voted ‘Most Likely to be next US president’ by his Committee?
Hide people behind his arm in a photo?
Yes He Can. (Terms and Conditions apply, no guarantee and refund for failure to fulfill promises in the four years)
Christmas Hoho Ho
More than santa and presents –
small girls in elf suits
Ah the wonders of Haiku.
(and you, and you there, and you over there in the funny clothes as well)
Once again, I say mockingly — this is a typical teenage emo kid blog title (a possessive psycho title i must say, I’d rather a nice meal actually), BUT with a completely different meaning!
All I want for Christmas is you — if you have a lot of money! I mean, I’m not necessarily asking for an iPhone… But a minifridge, expensive chocolate, booze and a nano sounds fine too! It must be a good thing to have friends with a lot of money at least for birthdays and christmas. Hoho Ho.
Then again, I ought to clarify — I jest. I’m hardly materialistic (food and drink and dessert technically don’t count as material) and I barely get anything for birthday/christmas/cny. I’m actually quite satisfied with what I have in general
Christmas, the season of receiving — we must bear in mind that this season is about Christ. And most certainly we didn’t GIVE HIM anything (apart from a shit lot of trouble and suffering when pinned to the cross). We received. Just why is this season portrayed to be one of giving — unless you’re trying to play God la.
I’d say this is a capitalist conspiracy! Tis now become a season of materialism and a heck lot of sales! And despite my satisfaction and usual lack of materialism, I happen to want a Nano (purple, to be specific) I know I already have something which fulfills its purpose (what I said about my phone) but the nano seems so much better.. Okay, just because I prefer it small and light. Imagine putting phone, wallet and mp3 player all in the same pocket!
Of late, I’ve been taking up more upgrades in hardware – -something which i take ages to do — with new small and light minicom, phone. Odds are, I’ll procrastinate a long while before actually getting the nano — hopefully the price will go down then.
But the key, says my wise teammate, is to buy the things AFTER the christmas sales cos that’s when things get cheaper. That is when he is planning to get his laptop. And in our usual manner of conversation:
“I’m going to get one bigger and better than your netbook. I’m going to get the most expensive and the best laptop.”
“Okay…… I still like mine better. “
In any case, since i’m considerate and prefer not to spam people’s inbox, merry christmas and HOHO HO!
It is no surprise that my mum takes note of the people I would have spent ten days with overseas. The details which she take note of are somewhat scarier in my opinion, especially with vividly accurate (and somewhat funny) labels based on appearance. I prefer not to go into the details here.
And sometimes, I just can’t tell whether she is sharp (or otherwise)
The truth hurts — the liar the most when found out ><
This is evident by more than one instance in a single day. I am thankful for endurance and hyper recovery.
As my dad told me, “the moment you lie, you have to go all the way and keep lying. You won’t be able to stop” which makes a lot of sense! My folly for admitting the truth eventually.
This is why I prefer ambiguity over lies. I hate lies in fact, its morally reprehensible!
(And this would have made a good Typical Emo-Kid Title.)
Admittedly, with some work to do (i.e. speeches to write/reflections to submit) my hours, which are still muchly overseas based are as such:
10pm: wake up
12am: plan when to do work (set target to start at 1am)
1am: think about doing work
2am: think about doing work
3am: start work.
7am: sunrise, go sleep.
With a lot of rest time in between, reading random books
I’m starting to wonder how these hours are different from previously.
Often I’m heard saying “where did all the _______ go ?!” i.e. over a restaurant table or something.
And in this season of receiving, where i bought back bagsf of hersheys goods, i’ve had no choice but to put them in a fridge. This is because my dad objects to me getting my own fridge (for reasons that i dont know of, but not related to cost)
It usually isn’t part of my nature to be anywhere close to possessive especially with my siblings/friends — but Where the hell did all the chocolate go? It’s one thing to be sharing and its another thing to have a packet of kisses and reeses disappear in what, THREE DAYS!
I feel sort of inspired by the Blackadder Christmas Carol i just (torrented and) watched where Eb Blackadder is kind at first and gives away everything to the poor who are taking advantage of him, only to be left with nothing. He feels inspired upon seeing the Ghost of Christmas past and future and decides to be bad and selfish. Makes so much more sense! How merry can you be without any food and drink? And I love how the Feel Good from Virtue is mocked hard.
Finished 4000 words before sunrise — and overshot the word limit on top of that. Still has more things to put in and thinks that more elaboration is still needed to get an *mmph!*
three points to make:
1. I am damn good
2. Rest and “an incubation period of ax sharpening” is essential (and is why I am damn good) I attribute this to the long holiday I had and am strongly convinced that I would have done less if I spent my ten days slogging at LKCCRL instead of taking winter walks. Must remember to thank God and bear in mind that there’s a difference between speed and quality.
3. I am damn good
On a side note, co-ho’s doing not bad also:
“ee i’ll finish before christmas
its not that bad la
everyone damn weak or what
they’re bitching like siaow -_-”
*really* doing not bad… (and if i’m not wrong he was playing civ 4 right before this, heh)
Once again, we need our rest and ax sharpening. It works, really. (My opinion at least)
I’m proud to say that instead of sleeping, I decided to play Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney and managed to complete it before sunrise!
This is a criminal lawyer game with some form of thematic plot linking the cases together minus some fillers. The game is much like a visual novel with a storyline and focuses on evidence gathering and picking out contradictions of testimonies in court. Like all amazing japanese murder stories, the “truth” which lies beneath what appears to be true is always unthinkable. How the hell do the storywriters think up such things?! What annoyed me about the game was the evidence gathering part — which makes it more like a detective game, but there is seriously no direction as to what to do next to find the next piece of evidence. All i want to do is pick apart contradictions in the courtroom. (I should get someone to play the evidence gathering part for me — i find it quite a waste of time)
I currently am lacking the Second game to the series and hence am not too sure whether I should carry on with the Third game. Hopefully, I should finish everything before school starts and return the DS after, never touching the gaming console for the year ahead until Jungle Time (where I hopefully get a lot of bummery time somehow)
And, I’m looking forward for Perfect Prosecutor to come out, eventually. I realise that most games/series tend to have an energetic main character with a cold stoner friend/rival character. And usually the rival character is awesomer.
Okay, with the game out of the way, I need to do my accumulated load of work — thanks to my holiday (which i’m really glad i had). Yes, I actually do work.
Now that I think about it – I probably got interested in Phoenix Wright because it was parodied in a certain episode three years ago.
I am mildly disturbed at how I might have been responsible in some sense for influencing the moral principles of another — to take up a belief that is frowned upon by others. Not that it really is that morally abhorrent or anything, just simply not thought of positively by some. I am thinking — there is this rather high probability that I had a role in causing it, either through direct word-of-mouth and advice when trying to offer solutions or through indirect influence rubbing off. Rather high. I can’t be sure.
Whatever, I personally think that the reasons that it is grounded on are substantially more sound that the conventional ways. (truth be told, I couldn’t quite see why it was so frowned upon in the first place and still finding it hard to) It actually makes sense, given the current context.
Such is the nature of ‘the slarom’ — unconventional methods to make everyone better of.
For the record, this is one principle I actually have not given any thought until a few nights back, let alone considered it or practised!
On a side note, its about time I changed shoes.
To dismiss 1. a dentist, 2. a doctor and 3. the wife of a Verylarge Corporation head, as “isolated cases” (I forgot the fourth example raised)
and to only offer the counter argument of 1. a merc driver–
Upon doing some primary school math, we ought to wonder who is the one basing conclusions on “isolated cases”.
Authority will always win though. (I learnt this the hard way in my secondary school days — stupid bureaucrats)
I also am looking forward to the guy’s book and will probably buy it once the price goes down. Its title after all gave me the inspiration for my applaused final women’s speech — and inspiration to write a concluding poem at that.
I thought getting stopped at the Mrt station TWICE for bag check was bad.
1. I got body searched at the airport because my key dropped out of my wallet in my pocket my pocket when i took my wallet out. I realise that after they find one article of metal, they stop checking already.
2. I had my bag opened up and sieved through in Japan because of the Nintendo DS in my bag which was a “suspicious item”. (dammit Jinx) Lucky I put the vibrator in the check-in luggage instead.
3. I refused to take off my jacket out of sheer avoidance-of-trouble and hence claimed that it was not a jacket and there was nothing underneath. (I was even prepared to flash some skin ><)
At least I had less trouble than the two dark skinned people in US. heh. I still can’t help but to try not to laugh during these airport interviews though. I mean, yeah, I’ll SO tell you i have an explosive in my bag and delay my trip (or thwart my mission!)
The easiest way to dispel suspicion of being a terrorist is to claim gayness. It is hard to imagine a gay terrorist somehow — in some cultures, you’d be stoned by now!
As a result of intellectual laziness and my inability (and refusal) to play politics (and write a reso), i didn’t get best delegate despite my seriously damn brilliant speeches. This certainly was an experience to remember. And sometimes I wonder if I get ecstatic internal vibrations (like a certain partner of mine) from giving damn awesome speeches alone (especially if they’re from girls americans).
Floh takes offense at the fact that they compliment us for “speaking very good english”,thinking that it is due to lower expectations due to racism. I prefer to think its a reasonable assumption, which you would understand if you tried listening to an announcement at Narita Airport, and hey, we can’t possibly blame people who believe that Singapore is “an autonomous region between China and India” (my lie btw — since our team had chinese and indians heh)
This is usually the post-finale feeling — messiness merges to become one mass of blankness. I’m not even sure if i want to think and recall.
In any case — the posts from here on do not follow the date they are posted, nor will they be in chronological sense for a while until this shuffling flurry settles in these few days of nothingness.
Memory is a memory of a memory.
Hopefully this will not end up like an arundati novel.
IN PRISON……….you spend the majority of your time in an 10X10 cell.
AT WORK…………you spend the majority of your time in an 8X8 cubicle.
IN PRISON……….you get three meals a day.
AT WORK…………you get a break for one meal and you have to pay for it.
IN PRISON……….you get time off for good behavior.
AT WORK…………you get more work for good behavior.
IN PRISON……….the guard locks and unlocks all the doors for you.
AT WORK…………you must often carry a security card and open all the doors for yourself.
IN PRISON……….you can watch TV and play games.
AT WORK…………you could get fired for watching TV and playing games.
IN PRISON……….you get your own toilet.
AT WORK…………you have to share the toilet with some people who pee on the seat.
IN PRISON……….they allow your family and friends to visit.
AT WORK…………you aren’t even supposed to speak to your family.
IN PRISON……….all expenses are paid by the taxpayers with no work required.
AT WORK…………you get to pay all your expenses to go to work, and they deduct taxes from your salary to pay for prisoners.
IN PRISON……….you spend most of your life inside bars wanting to get out.
AT WORK ………..you spend most of your time wanting to get out and go inside bars.
So prison may very well be better — apart frm the fact there is assrapery >< I pick work over prison, though no work at all is preferred.
And holy monkey, the new wordpress design IS nice but confusing
seldom I write about myself and my personal on-goings/thoughts but i am in a bit of dilemma though.
Questions to consider:
- Should I involve myself in a potential mess?
- (Just HOW involved am i already?)
- Would I help or hurt the situation?
- Who do I side with?
- What is the possible and probable outcome?
Direction thus far: Inaction and letting things take their natural path while I adopt a mere observer role and refraining from any involvement in the matters of others.
My involvement may very well be damaging to everyone and inadvertently affect myself. Leaving it would leave it trivial. Above all, I have no stake in this!
(Post edited to show that the writer does not know anything that is going on.)
An important last question to consider which might change my actions: What can I gain from all these? This however is secondary when it comes to the issue at hand.
Just HOW THE HELL did we have Russian ships dock at its port for repair AS WELL AS American ships to dock at the port at the same time, given the context of the cold war.
Respect mann, for being able to tread everything nicely and managing to harvest benefits from both.
I mean, won’t the ships from both factions NOTICE each other. And supposing the sailors do stop by the island for a while to explore and recuperate — there is also the possibility that they run into each other and get into a Bar fight.
Or maybe, they could carry out the Bar Fight in a Cold War Style: Pay two chinese gangs to do the fighting for them.
To be non-aligned, simply means, TO BE HO. Sleep with everyone and get money for it. And literally, Fling The World in the name of pragmatism! Better yet, if it was somehow managed to prevent both sides frm finding out about each other. Like Week A for the Americans, and Week B for the Soviets. The twotimer!!! This is the highest level of mastery: to be able to manage two parties who hate each other!
More currently, I wonder if we’ve been doing as pro a job with China-Taiwan and one leg, two boat, as the chinese would say.