Sunday, September 29, 2002

Well here i am again, stuck back to the tried-and-tested-and-dreaded "56K" narrow-band connection. Everything works here, my yahoo doesn't throw tanturms and decides to ban me from sending mail, my blog doesn't decide to throw the car-keys out of the window by not letting me update the site, but at the same time i can't stand the blardy wait for things to load OR download here...... i suppose that's how things go when u've got a taste of blood - i mean broad-band. But when i think of it, i wonder why my life is the way it is now. Yeah staying hostel beats travelling everyday. HELL yeah. But then i miss my bed at home. But i have to rush home every weekend to go for a piano class. Fair enough. Point is i'm doing it coz my mum wants me to. Her logic is that after getting this far not having a diploma title is giving up when the finish line is in sight. Did it ever occur to her the barb wires and mines and trigger-happy snipers and machine gunners standing by the racetrack all the way 100 metres before the finish line? Staying at hostel gives me next to no chance to practice at all, and considering the amount i pay a month for piano fees, i'd hope to finish this up by the next examination slot in June/July 2003. But at the rate i'm going, i'd be happy to not get thrown out IF i do go for the exam. If i take the slower route, i end up paying A LOT more for the same thing, but at the same time i'm not sure i'll make it at all since this is after all my first and so-called honeymoon year of my uni life. So if now when everything is all rosy and prissy(apparently), how the heck do i accomodate an additional piano burden in year 2 onwards and at the same time try to make the money paid for it count? No i don't hate piano, neither am i growing a dislike for it at all. I love it. On one hand i'm not ready to die for piano, neither do i want to give it all up. I'm more than happy to put it aside for a while, then come back all guns blazing. Tell that to my mum.

[ Green Day - She ]

She, She screams in silence
A sullen riot penetrating through her mind
Waiting for a sign to smash the silence
With the brick of self-control

Are you locked up in a world that's been planned out for you?
Are you feeling like a social tool without a use?
Scream at me until my ears bleed
I'm taking heed just for you

She, She's figured out
That all her doubts were someone else's point of view
Waking up this time to smash the silence
With the brick of self-control

[In this case its a He] DUH

Moving on, I watched The Bourne Identity just now. Pretty enjoyable action movie, tho i'd say it was essentially a simple story that the makers tried to tell in a complicated fashion. And(for those who watched it) ooh, i didn't know Jason Bourne was trained in hair-dressing too. Bet he didn't remember that either. My dad initially wanted to watch The Tuxedo, tho there wasn't any earlier show so my dad gave in and watched Bourne Identity instead. I'd have thought Tuxedo'd be a MUCH sillier movie albeit a better movie for a good laugh. Just for the record, i think Jennifer Love Hewitt would've been a much hotter babe. In case any of you were wondering, the girl in Bourne Identity is Franka Potente, so yes, her accent is real, not Jacky Chan I-am-Clarke-Devlin-I-am-very-popular idiotic-poser-fake. But damn, i didn't know a mini could drive like that. I want a mini too. *wail* I want a Mini Cooper S..... *wail x 2*

Dr@n|xX at 12:44 AM

Saturday, September 21, 2002

Your magical style is Magus.

What type of Magic do you work?. Take the Magical Style Quiz by Paradox

You are a centaur.

What legend are you?. Take the Legendary Being Quiz by Paradox

Hmm its quite irritating when i cannot update my blog in hostel. Something must be wrong with my settings. Must go to the office of Comm and IT to COMPLAIN haha those buggers there oredi know me coz i go there to screw(verbally, not literally) them all the time haha. i want my com to be perfect, so every little problem i complain even tho i'm more than capable to remedy it haha :p i guess my blog will become a weekly thing now that i will only update it while i'm home in JB since i can't do it in hostel, and i sure as hell am not spending time in SCHOOL doing this haha..... not when there're always so much things to do in skool, and it not necessarily is related to work haha :P
Projects are starting to vex us since they're beginning to go into full swing. Stats is HOPELESS especially when its sitting at the bus-stop for 2 hours and recording the times the different buses arrive, and at the end of it all u have to tabulate it and see if SBS and TIBS give real frequencies for their arrivals. Management Accounting so far is ok, tho progress is slow since YMCA although immensely warm in helping us, are proceeding quite slowly in giving us their financial figures(i don't blame them). My Leadership and Team-building project is in a mess after a fiasco of mixing up deadlines and stuff, but its starting to take shape,although i anticipate quite some sniggering when people hear who we're working with on the project, coz we're working with the Mama-san agency of Singapore, yes, the Singapore Despo Union, sometimes known as the Social Development Unit. I'm not complaining, its interesting enough a project, tho i'm not expecting everyone to welcome our ideas haha :p our Comm Skills project is in shambles, haven't even gotten a rough idea of where we're going at all.... guess its an indication that i should get going.
Ooh speaking of which, a girl in my stats project team seems pretty popular among a few guys i know haha.... i find it fascinating to know the girl who's the talk of the town(well sort of haha). I'd agree she's pretty, and very sweet, but haha, boy, she's gotten a few guys completely balmy. And no Albert(boobooboy), i'm not giving u her number haha ;P
Met another guy who also has a blog(i've added him in very recently as u can see for those who frequent my blog). Wonder how many more people in SMU have blogs too. :) it'd be nice to be able to have a circle of SMU bloggers :)

Dr@n|xX at 3:01 PM

Sunday, September 15, 2002

SIgh, i MISS broadband boohoo...... back in JB and stuck with a dinosaur of a connection.... JB sucks man.... KL gets all the good shit and wat do we have? 56K connection that at most only connects at 36K, getting 40K is like a luxury.....KL people get like ISDN, ADSL and wat other shit i haven't even heard of, and at rock bottom prices coz the gov's all about promoting IT and shit, and wat do NON-KL'ers get?!?!?! Do they even KNOW that they rule MALAYSIA and not KUALA LUMPUR?!?!?! Down here we pay fortunes for speeds KL'ers get for a plate of char kuay teow a month..... SHEESH........and things don get any better.... chauvanistic Singaporeans who come down to shop in JB look at the pathetic state of JB and quickly ASSUME that Malaysia's lidat, bullshit, why not u go up to KL and see for urself? KL is bloody BIGGER than the whole of Singapore WITH their bloody islands and territorial waters put together, and its not as if Singapore which is a city AND country in itself is a perfect place, its ridden with problems, so how do u expect a country with PLENTY of cities the size of Singapore do be AS GOOD as Her? I WILL admit Spore is a beautiful country, most of my frens are Sporeans, and i am not ashamed of admitting Spore's almost my second home.
(SHIT i think today's entry's gonna be REALLY pessimistic :[ )
Oh but i went to my fren's house on Fri to discuss project with a whole bunch of other frens and GOD, her house is BEAUTIFUL...... i will not go into details coz i have a feeling she'll be reading this, so i don want her to nitpick my exxagerations and short-comings in descriptions.... haha, DAMN, i envy her house...... and its quite interesting to note that her mum actually drives a bigger car than her dad haha.... not a common sight :) URGH, now that we're on the topic of her, it TOTALLY IRRITATES me that people match-make the both of us...... SHEESH..... i HAVE a girlfren and that's that lor..... haven't they heard of GOOD frens? PLATONIC frenships? There ARE such things u noe..... it so happens she lives near skool, and so do i, so we plan our timetable to be very similar so we happen to see each other in skool very often, coincidently we click very well and went thru the same OBS torture sessions so our frenship has lasted thru "tough" times..... the worst is that people who KNOW i've got a girlfren and dearly love her STILL matchmake us.... jokes and teasing aside, when u overdo it the novelty wears off, and the humour in it goes out the window too.... THANK GOD my girlfren trusts me, and i'm not about to turn my back on my God-send, heck, it didn't even cross my mind. Oh, my complete inability to resist tickles doesn't help either, coz my fren tends to use it as a negotiating weapon to my disadvantage, and people start talking. Talking SHIT and nonsense at that. Ah watever lah, they can tok all they want, my conscience is clear. No wait is that the way u spell it? Ah heck, can't be bothered to check.

Dr@n|xX at 12:56 AM

Thursday, September 12, 2002

YO people, LONG time no see people haha...... SMU's been keeping me really busy as u can tell as long as u have an IQ above 0.1, which i'd ASSUME ALL of u have? I hope so..... :p

Yeah, time passes SO quickly, i could've sworn it was just yesterday i said that our project proposal won't be due in another 2 weeks, and we could take our time. So much for that..... I have somehow resisted the urge to join ALL the cca's haha and remained loyal to just Badminton club :p and coincidently i've managed to actually INTEREST alot of people into joining coz i'm so enthu about it heehee, sheesh, didn't know i commanded such standing :p would've taken part in the sports carnival just recently over if i were free on Saturdays, but i wasn't, so sigh, didn't get a chance to test my mettle :p coincidently, turns out the people in my house(hostel house) are actually pretty good badminton players too, surprise surprise, my housemate actually got 2nd overall placing in the mixed doubles in the sports carnival! :) and now the Office of Student Life is organizing a sports day for the hostel people, things like Basketball, Soccer(YAY) and Captain's Ball..... Apparently the prize money's pretty good, so they've gotten MY attention that's for sure ;p

Man, i've never been so thrifty in my life. The point is that i normally don't spend a lot, but now i have to carefully think about HOW i spend, and man, that sucks. Tried keeping track of how and what i spent, but after a few weeks, completely lost count and just plain gave up. :( not a good sign. I eat Maggi mee almost every other night for dinner, and now i've not only mastered the art of cooking maggi mee with one hand, i can cook maggi mee with my feet if i only had the guts to try. If not maggie mee, my housemate may just be kind enuf to offer me some alms to last me for the night :p Not ONLY that, i normally am only satisfied after eating 2 packets of mee, but now to save cost i eat just one packet. Well it IS in line with my impromptu dieting plan too haha :p GOD i put on weight... OOH, but the time i brought my good fren over to my house to cook dinner, BOY it was hilarious. First the kitchen was in COMPLETE disarray, coz my buggarals-of-house-mates have never heard of the term clean-up-after-yourself. Sink full of dirty dishes, floor full of ants, etc. Luckily i told my fren i stayed in an ALL-GUY house, so she came mentally prepared. STILL not mentally prepared enough for the onslaught of a completely disgusting kitchen. So i flooded the floor with water coz somehow the ants didn't like us alot even tho my housemates provide them with so much sustainence and they bit us, so i happily washed all of them away (hahahahaha *evil laugh*) Then came the funny part. First both of us were trying to figure out how to use the damn can-openers there. There were 2 of them, one of them completely redundant in my opinion coz it punctures holes in the side of the can (for WAT use i haven't the foggiest idea), the 2nd i bought and dumped it there but couldn't figure out for the life of me how to properly use it coz even tho it resembles somewhat like the kind of can openers most people use, it didn't have a support for u to pivot on, so basically i opened the can with pure brute force, basically forcing the can open, and ultimately i ended up with irregular shaped cans instead of the normal initial oval or round cans. My fren CASUALLY claiming she knew how to work the other can opener CASUALLY tries it on all 3 cans we tried to open, CASUALLY puncturing holes in all 3 cans, CASAULLY letting the suace and gravy drain out from the can, CASUALLY making the can VERY oily, CASUALLY making my job all the more easier coz oily cans are like SO easy to grip and force open. :| Oh it didn't stop there. Somehow when u live in an all guy house, things have a propensity to start falling apart for no particular reason, coz if its something i realised, MOST( i said MOST, so guys who DON'T i'm NOT refering to you, so cool down...) guys spoil things VERY easily, no wait, EVERYONE knows that... wat I realised is that guys who spoil things easily have this innate talent of putting it back together so that it LOOKS like it still works.... And that's just exactly with the rice cooker. Looks ok from the outside, leaks water from the inside, so after cooking rice for about 5 mins, u realise all the water has drained off SOMEWHERE and if it wasn't the astuteness of my fren we'd be eating lice instead of rice. But all in all it was a pretty good meal, heck, anything other than maggee mee and that its FREE is GOOD. No, but really, the dinner was good, and the fact that we somehow made it after all that uphill crawling of trying to OPEN the f**king cans made the meal all the more tasty. No my fren wasn't exactly a very good cook, coz she CASUALLY forgets to put water in the curry chicken so we've got chicken gravy that's SO thick i could float on it. But speaking of which, other than opening the cans, and cleaning up and stuff, my fren did most of the cooking haha..... which was actually the easier job even tho it seems like i did less work, coz i washed up the dishes, cleaned the table so that my housemates will have a clean table to eat on( i don know why coz they don seem to remember me when they finish eating ), dried the flooded floor etc. I'm so proud of myself :)

A few days ago, my friend celebrated his 21st birthday. And we all went to his party to wish him a happy emancipation year. The party was ok i guess, but the fun started on the journey home actually haha. Coz the girls somehow convinced one of my groupmates to drive them home, and since i stayed in the vicinity of the girls i taggged along. Boy was his car a beauty. That friend for a start, is easily one of the BLURREST people i've ever met save for one other strong contender who used to be in my college class, but this guy's almost as good as that classmate. My groupmate(for privacy purposes i refuse to name just for the off-chance that someone reading this might just happen to be the cousin of Adri- no wait, ah HAR, NO u're NOT getting it out of me. No WAY.) drives a Mitsubishi Lancer. A good car in my opinion. Well it used to be haha. He tells the 2 backseat passengers to go in from the right door coz his left door can't open. OK, i see. When we get into the car he tells us that actually the left door opens, just than when it opens, this rubber thingie pops out and he doesn't know how to put it back, and having that rubber thingie hanging out of his door while he's driving is disconcerting to him. Fine. THEN we realise that the RIGHT side rear-seat seatbelt doesn't have a buckle. "@#$%^&*!" coz i was the guy on the right side, and the screwed up traffic rules of Spore REQUIRE the back-seat idiots to be buckled up too..... so happy happy, i hooked my belt around the left belt and tied this inconceivable twining around the left-side belt that even if we DO get caught the police officer would die laughing seeing what i did to make it look like i'm buckled up. My left side fren wasn't too happy of coz, she was laughing none the less coz it was totally hilarious, but the point was that i was strangling her coz i was tugging the belt to the right side, and the belt was cutting straight into her neck. So much for that. His car has a radio, that's good, it works, that's good. It was playing 98.7, but somehow the display on his radio registered a few dots here and there to signify 9, 8, and 7 and all the other things that's supposed to be shown on the display. Fine, it's faulty, but when he showed us how he plays his CDs, the car rocked with laughter coz he somehow uses his fingers to work thru the dots and finds the correct CD and song, something like a blind man with braille, on a digital radio. I refuse to even comment on his driving. It was decent, but he was just so blur that half the time he was cutting across traffic lanes to keep left or right so that he'd be on the right track after we tell him for the seven hundredth and eighty-ninth time to keep left or right. Sheesh..... haha..... damn, i love my OBS groupmates :)

Dr@n|xX at 4:52 PM