Monday, August 1, 2011

Very Awesome Sin & favourite songs

What a great weekend I've had!
First up on saturday, after picking up a friend from LCCT, it was seafood for dinner at Lala- Chong (go google it folks) where they serve a darn good butter crab (the kind with lotsa butter sauce) and fried mantou to boot! Their salted egg crab was quite a joy as well, although a fair bit pricey. No wait, actually damn pricey. I wouldn't mind too much about paying a few bucks more for the crab, but the other stuff like veg n tofu was a few bucks more than your average prices.
But one must never complain when in the presence of butter crab and fried mantou.
Sin incarnated never tasted this good!
But a little downside to it all was my runny nose.I think I am a little sick and this is confirmed the next day when I wake up.
After the dinner, went to enjoy Starbucks for a bit near my friend's place. Seeing as this is probably the last time I'll get to enjoy the American Express 1-for-1 offer, might as well eh?

Sunday I am up and feeling lethargic and all runny nose as well.
But that doesn't stop me from enjoying some Sunday futsal!wooohoooo!
and after that,Mahjong time with my buddies which just finished not too long ago.
Won me a little cash, but doing so under the effects of a runny nose and a fair amount of cold-sweating.I've popped a couple of panadols, and I am going to sleep in the next 10 minutes!

Currently listening to:
The marriage of pop + rap is always one of my favourite genres

Gym Class Heroes feat. Adam Levine - Stereo Hearts
This is awesome for so many reasons that it's pretty damn hard to explain.
It's one of those songs that you just like coz the rhythm and lyrics just hit the right note with you.

Tinie Tempah feat. Eric Turner
A newcomer to the rap music scene. and he ain't American!
all the way across the Atlantic, this guy hails from the UK and he's got some mean lyrics and great support from Eric Turner as the chorus vocalist.

Eminem feat. Pink - Won't Back Down
Just badass!ahahahaha!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Being a gentleman

Sometimes, us men need reminding about conducting ourselves in public, and ensuring the lady is always first in our minds through our actions

Here's a handy list for you gentlemen:

Don't forget,
Always hold the door for a lady, no matter who she is.

A Dream of World's End

my dreams have just been upgraded into an epic blockbuster movie.
Hollywood,here's one to chew on!

This dream starts off with me rushing to the premiere of a movie, running through several flights of stairs, and passing by a troupe of young men in green-ish costumes (whom I thought would be part of the entertainment for the premiere)
No problems there, though their body language seemed to tell they were uneasy.Must be the butterflies in the stomach.
So I make it to the premiere, and I seem to see a number of familiar faces,primary/secondary school friends littered around.
So, the movie begins (rather vague here)
However what happens next is that the cinema is shaking and when that happens, you just get your ass outta the cinema into open ground.
Now the beauty is that the cinema exit opens out to the ground floor and upon exit, shit really starts to hit the fan. There's a guy screaming "it's the rapture!don't move and you won't be hurt!!!"
Beside the cinema, is the same flight of stairs I ran up earlier and I can see green costumed dangling feet, and a couple more joining this most gruesome scene. Have the boys hung themselves?most likely
As I glanced towards the green-costumed boys, bursting out of the road, not too far from where I was standing, was a threatening kinda robot and a massive amount of four-legged, dog-sized creatures, whom at best I can describe as leafy brown caterpillars on four legs.
Now these creatures and the robots didn't exactly attack immediately, and the leafy brown caterpillars walked kinda slow.But I didn't stick around to find out if they could do damage or not.
I hightailed it outta there, leaving all the screaming and wailing behind me (and the rapture-yelling guy)

Now I get a flashback, and I'm in sort of a camp-like location, with a few of my secondary schoolmates playing with the campfire. I am given a gift of a pair of lime-green nike presto shoes (remember those?) for what I presume is my birthday. The next thing I know is that my friend's playing with the campfire are pointing some fireworks at me, the kind that shoot out small flaming balls of fire. Naturally I'm off running in my new nike shoes while my friends start shooting out those flaming balls at me, to which I manage to stop and catch a few of those balls and throw it back their way.

Back to present.
I'm running away from the robots and the caterpillar-dogs. down a slope, and as I reached the bottom of the very cracked road (think when invasions happen, everything just gets destroyed) my shoe(can't recall left or right) gets stuck in a crack and comes off my foot. I am wearing white socks by the way.
But I keep on running, and suddenly a wave of water comes and makes a river out of the road I was on. I manage to make it to higher ground, but there goes my shoe. Submerged in the water and possibly swept away by the newly formed river. To which I lament the fact that that shoe was a very important/sentimental gift for me, and vowed to recover it.

The Search and back with WTF thrown in for good mix
It is a long, hard search and I often come up empty handed in my search to recover my lost shoe. The surroundings are abandoned, destroyed buildings in the city. Imagine Will Smith's I Am Legend, or other post-apocalyptic movies out there and you'll get what I mean.
But of course,gotta keep the story going.
It seems that my search for my missing shoe is in vain, and after a non-specific time-frame, I find myself back at the cinema where this all started.
There is life in the cinema, and I find it has been converted into a survivor camp of sorts.
The majority of the population seem to be female. Why is this?
Perhaps it has something to do with a certain exit from the cinema, whom the ladies tell me only females can exit. There is a rumour that the exit is cursed.Any male attempting to use the exit will mysteriously die (with their head blown off for good measure)
Well, that's all ballyhoo for this brave adventurer isn't it?and I have a friend who's as brave as I.
Both of us walk the stairs to the exit, into the brilliant sunlight and as we cross the divide, what do we see?
There's a rather large outdoor pub full of life, laughter and merry-making (I am seriously not making this shit up) So this is where all the guys go, and why the ladies in the cinema have created the "curse of the exit". This is to refrain the young men from leaving the cinema to join the ranks of sleazy men in the pub.

A Tragic Ending
As me and my friend walk towards the pub, excited to hit the pub. My friend suddenly collapses with a certain medical condition(I am guessing he's having a heart attac) and I couldn't do much. As he lays on the road, he thanks me for being a good friend and hopes I enjoy my life.
To this, my dream now ends, as I hear an incessant beeping. Yeap, the alarm clock sounds.

Now, you are definitely thinking. WTF is this dude smoking??
I assure you I don't smoke any substance at all. However, this dream comes after I have had an excellent time partying with my colleagues at a milestone celebration party thing at Zouk Club. I had 3 glasses of wine. I did a little pole-dancing, I did a little normal dancing. All in all,everyone had a great time.So perhaps,the wine is doing much to drive my little dreamworld here.
I do sign-off today's post with a big "what the hell am I dreaming about"
I am as confused as you are.Trust me on this one.And quite recently that all these dreams have been occurring. I damn well hope it isn't work-related hidden stress. Coz if it is...I may have to re-evaluate myself...ahahaha
Well,let's see what tonight holds!

Monday, July 4, 2011

The dreams continue

This time in dreamland, I am whisked away to the land Down Under in a place that I assume is Sydney
Why is that?
Well, this time I am going to play volleyball with my friends from University of Tech, Sydney.
We will be having a match against some other dudes.
I seriously had some great camera panning action in my dream, from a floor-up sweep across our team who were in a line.
And a zoom out view of where we were playing. An outdoor volleyball court in a park which looked quite like one in Sydney.
got some shots of folks spikin the ball from the side,top of the net.
Anyhow..seems in this dream I have not arrived yet at the venue for the game.
there I am rushing up some stairs(from the train station I presume) to get to the park with some grocery bags and with my wallet and handphone in the bags.
I reach the top of the stairs and before I leave the stairs, I put down my groceries for some reason and walk out to check if I'm at the right station.
When I get back, *boom* the grocery bags are gone and I have lost my wallet and hp.yippie ky-aye

Scene change.It seems I'm in a hotel (it's got some old-school decor and there's the concierge guy with white gloves and a suit. There's the old school analog phone too)
Now I'm using the phone to call the American Express to report my stolen credit card and to get a replacement one.However,it seems that I am having trouble with the customer service rep...uh oh.
after this, I can't remember much..and I have the feeling that I'm floating in and out of the dream, like I am half awake while dreaming this dream.
and tadaaa,I'm awake!
It seems the 2nd part of the dream,where I am in a hotel has something to do with the Amex Platinum Dining Deals at Shangri-la(expired 30th June, and my bosses are calling me about the which it will be sorted on Monday..phew.Yes,more work-related dreams)

But the 1st part of the dream.
Wtf man....

Sunday, July 3, 2011

correction of my favourite quote

Well,not so much a correction, rather, posting the FULL quote. (missing a few lines in the original quote post)
This was also mentioned by this motivational talk person during this recent "strategic management offsite" at Avilion, Port Dickson(very awesome by the way)

-Marianne Williamson

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Asian Girl with long black hair

I will have one in my movie.
not involved as a character
but always in the background
won't be able to see her face
she's just there.

Everyday I'm dreaming

Ok....I'm a little concerned here.
I am beginning to notice that I am having a dream almost every day since last week.
Must be coz when I am still dreaming and half-awake stage(you know,when your dream gets interrupted by the damn alarm or sunlight), I realise I can remember a fair bit of the dream.

Well,last night I had a 2 part dream..sort of.
The first part consisted of me playing some golf on a course, and finding golf not too easy at all.
Perhaps it's coz I was using just an iron for all my shots, with a jet black club-head and shaft (I thought it looked real cool in my dream)
Naturally, I struggled with my game, and of course as a gentleman of the game, you let other golfers who've caught up pass you by while you slowly make your way to the green.
Mind you, the chaps that passed me were quite courteous.No condescending remarks at all.
Just a "thank you" and walk by.
This thing about this dream is that I could really feel the weight of the iron and the action of swinging the club and connecting with the ball to land it near the pin. Very real dreams indeed.

The 2nd part is a little more vague.
perhaps not much mention needed...but what happened is this:
Scene: Bunch of people gathered around a desk, with a whiteboard behind it. Now this whiteboard will show you your numbers and who you will be rooming with (for what I don't know)
Guess who I got?
NICKI MINAJ! ahahahahah!
Now I attribute this to the fact that I was viewing her videos on youtube an hour or so before sleeping.
So definitely, my recent memories have been included in my dreamworld.
Fascinating stuff isn't it?

Any dreams you've had lately folks?

Thursday, June 30, 2011

dlogs (like, for Dream Blogs yo)

what better way to start posting again than to have an online archive of the weird crap that happens when the eyes close and the mind starts going into fantasyland

This is one from the night of the 26th I think
I dreamt that I was in highschool and recess time is almost over (hitting 2pm), but I haven't eaten yet.
so are 2 of my classmates. But one of them says, "nah, let's just go eat. If they catch us, then we'll say we're sorry lor"
So there we were off to recess.
I went to the store that sorta sells the "yong tau foo" kinda stuff.
and boy did I take my time selecting my stuff.very indecisive then
finally when I did get my food, I went over to where my friends were sitting. They were already digging into a bowl of curry laksa each.
The End

This is one from the night of the 28th
so yday I dreamt I was at a pals wedding at some place, and I was commenting that no one's after me. then the person I was speaking to at my table mentions there's someone eager to talk to me and points left. To which a cute girl is there looking like she's bursting to tell me something. So when I chatted with her,suddenly I'm taking her flying ala Peter Pan style.
seriously....anyone good at deciphering dreams?

This is the night of the 29th
so yesterday, I had a completely random dream again
but I can't remember much
Involved my sis n I running through abandoned terrain to our car, parked in a multi-level put money into the damn parking meter.
We were just outta time by the time we reached our car.
like, literally just meters away, the damned thing started blinking *countdown to 4:02..4:01..4:00(starts blinking)*
care to explain folks?

let's see what I come up with tonight!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Exile in New Zealand: The triangle of life

There are a lot of disasters these days.
None more so than the shifting of tectonic plates (Earthquakes folks)

We Malaysians are absolutely lucky to not have many natural disasters.
But that does not stop us from reaching out to those that may suffer from them.

Please share this information.
It could save lives.


My name is Doug Copp. I am the Rescue Chief and Disaster Manager of the American Rescue Team International (ARTI ), the world's most experienced rescue team. The information in this article will save lives in an earthquake.

I have crawled inside 875 collapsed buildings, worked with rescue teams from 60 countries, founded rescue teams in several countries, and I am a member of many rescue teams from many countries. I was the United Nations expert in Disaster Mitigation for two years, and have worked at every major disaster in the world since 1985, except for simultaneous disasters.

The first building I ever crawled inside of was a school in Mexico City during the 1985 earthquake. Every child was under its desk. Every child was crushed to the thickness of their bones. They could have survived by lying down next to their desks in the aisles. It was obscene -- unnecessary.

Simply stated, when buildings collapse, the weight of the ceilings falling upon the objects or furniture inside crushes these objects, leaving a space or void next to them - NOT under them. This space is what I call the 'triangle of life'. The larger the object, the stronger, the less it will compact. The less the object compacts, the larger the void, the greater the probability that the person who is using this void for safety will not be injured. The next time you watch collapsed buildings, on television, count the 'triangles' you see formed. They are everywhere. It is the most common shape, you will see, in a collapsed building.

1) Most everyone who simply 'ducks and covers' when building collapse are crushed to death. People who get under objects, like desks or cars, are crushed.

2) Cats, dogs and babies often naturally curl up in the fetal position. You should too in an earthquake. It is a natural safety/survival instinct. You can survive in a smaller void. Get next to an object, next to a sofa, next to a bed, next to a large bulky object that will compress slightly but leave a void next to it.

3) Wooden buildings are the safest type of construction to be in during an earthquake. Wood is flexible and moves with the force of the earthquake. If the wooden building does collapse, large survival voids are created. Also, the wooden building has less concentrated, crushing weight. Brick buildings will break into individual bricks. Bricks will cause many injuries but less squashed bodies than concrete slabs.

4) If you are in bed during the night and an earthquake occurs, simply roll off the bed. A safe void will exist around the bed. Hotels can achieve a much greater survival rate in earthquakes, simply by posting a sign on the back of the door of every room telling occupants to lie down on the floor, next to the bottom of the bed during an earthquake.

5) If an earthquake happens and you cannot easily escape by getting out the door or window, then lie down and curl up in the fetal position next to a sofa, or large chair.

6) Most everyone who gets under a doorway when buildings collapse is killed. How? If you stand under a doorway and the doorjamb falls forward or backward you will be crushed by the ceiling above. If the door jam falls sideways you will be cut in half by the doorway. In either case, you will be killed!

7) Never go to the stairs. The stairs have a different 'moment of frequency' (they swing separately from the main part of the building). The stairs and remainder of the building continuously bump into each other until structural failure of the stairs takes place. The people who get on stairs before they fail are chopped up by the stair treads - horribly mutilated. Even if the building doesn't collapse, stay away from the stairs. The stairs are a likely part of the building to be damaged. Even if the stairs are not collapsed by the earthquake, they may collapse later when overloaded by fleeing people. They should always be checked for safety, even when the rest of the building is not damaged.

8) Get near the outer walls of buildings or outside of them if possible - It is much better to be near the outside of the building rather than the interior. The farther inside you are from the outside perimeter of the building the greater the probability that your escape route will be blocked.

9) People inside of their vehicles are crushed when the road above falls in an earthquake and crushes their vehicles; which is exactly what happened with the slabs between the decks of the Nimitz Freeway. The victims of the San Francisco earthquake all stayed inside of their vehicles. They were all killed. They could have easily survived by getting out and sitting or lying next to their vehicles. Everyone killed would have survived if they had been able to get out of their cars and sit or lie next to them. All the crushed cars had voids 3 feet high next to them, except for the cars that had columns fall directly across them.

10) I discovered, while crawling inside of collapsed newspaper offices and other offices with a lot of paper, that paper does not compact. Large voids are found surrounding stacks of paper.
Spread the word and save someone's life...

The entire world is experiencing natural calamities so be prepared!

'We are but angels with one wing, it takes two to fly'
In 1996 we made a film, which proved my survival methodology to be correct. The Turkish Federal Government, City of Istanbul, University of Istanbul Case Productions and ARTI cooperated to film this practical, scientific test. We collapsed a school and a home with 20 mannequins inside. Ten mannequins did 'duck and cover,' and ten mannequins I used in my 'triangle of life' survival method. After the simulated earthquake collapse we crawled through the rubble and entered the building to film and document the results. The film, in which I practiced my survival techniques under directly observable, scientific conditions , relevant to building collapse, showed there would have been zero percent survival for those doing duck and cover.

There would likely have been 100 percent survivability for people using my method of the 'triangle of life.' This film has been seen by millions of viewers on television in Turkey and the rest of Europe, and it was seen in the USA , Canada and Latin America on the TV program Real TV.

American Rescue Team International(ARTI)is said to be the World's most experienced rescue team and disaster management-mitigation organization.

Exile in New Zealand: The triangle of life

Monday, February 28, 2011

The Tragedy of Humanity

It is perhaps the greatest tragedy of being human when one convinces oneself that the person they love is indeed not in love with them at all.
And thus, one remains silent about it, leaving feelings unsaid.

In other news
I was strolling in pavilion today looking to grab some bread for my teatime and I was looking forward to a spicy meatfloss bun from breadstory
Now,I couldn't find it, and neither did the other store, Lavender have it(lavender had a spicy meatfloss roll.not as nice i think)
where have all the meatfloss buns gone?are they not in production anymore?it is scandalous to think that they are discontinuing the product which has brought much joy and satisfaction to yours truly.
I settled for a sausage bun and a chicken roll bun.not half bad.but nowhere near as blissful as TWO spicy meatfloss buns. what a suck day.

Rounding up the weekend.
I washed and polished my car with my own hands (well,mum and dad did help lots)
ZOMG. Yep. Hard labour.
Did it.
Actually thought it was quite nice.
Will I do it again?
Well,next weekend I should wash, polish and wax.
I'll pay someone to do it, unless I can get a waxing machine.
Coz boy,polishing my car takes a bit outta me, and even then I didn't get a fair amount of stains off(not enough elbow grease..bleah)

A friend of mine got married on Sat!
And this time, I went in proper attire,as my last wedding attendance turned out into a fashion faux pas (shorts n slippers. but I did wear a long sleeved shirt!Sorry Alina!)

This just in.
I did a bit of swimming today.finally!
Yes,I do know how to swim. didn't drown or swallow loads of water(just once or twice my timing was off)
It's like riding a bike.
Of course,most of it was the frogstyle(easiest and least tiring)
when I went freestyle....boy does that take a bit of energy!
I am quite out of shape!

Peering into the future.
In Mont Kiara, I has an event for my cardmembers.
Anyone else wanna buy a RM6mil-ish penthouse there?I can hook you up!
you get RM150k Bang & Olufsen electronic products for free!(I am told it is a grand total of 3 units. I guess 2 speakers and a subwoofer.Or 1 speaker, a sub, and a remote)
and pretty damn good home financing from Maybank as well!(judging from the reaction of the sales manager when she heard it)
So buy with Maybank loans.
Can I get some commission outta this?

What's after this?
Well, just build my fitness bit by bit. I am quite in the mood for another good swim session tomorrow.
but my board shorts are kinda wet, and it ain't fun pulling on a wet pair of board shorts when u wanna swim.just kills the mood man.
But I shall see...I shall see...
I should, shouldn't I?

Immediately now
I hunger.
time to pop something and down it all with good ol' water.
Then I tire
Will sleep after this.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Dreams are not for the faint hearted

Ever think about your dreams?
I'm talking about the goals in your life.

Maybe it's a little dream, like "I will get into shape this year"

or a big one like, "I want to be a billionaire"

or an even bigger one "I want to teach Generation Z that books are better than computers"

or a downright funny one: "I vow to be less vague about stuff"

Having a get together with my friends and talking a little about goals in life got me coining this awesome quote that I thought of on the spot.

"Dreams are not for the faint hearted"
(Googled it as well just to make sure. such is the power of Google)

Because, to pursue your dreams, you're gonna need alot of hard work, sacrifice(time, social life, relationships), yada yada yada, especially if you've taken the path of a professional (doctor, lawyer, accountant)
You're thinking that perhaps you may not have it all like a loving spouse, 2 kids, big house with lawn, a dog,excellent social life, and when you have achieved the dreams in your life and you look beside you to find..your cell phone/blackberry buzzing away to tell you that you are needed in surgery/the're gonna feel empty inside.

But trust yourself that those are achievable ALONG the way of pursuing your dreams.
Some CAN have it all.Why not you?
Perhaps those who have it all understand the give and take of life, or those once consumed with work understood that they have achieved enough to walk away from the job to start a different dream.

As I posted a motivational picture before

"If you are looking for the love of your life, stop;
They will be waiting for you when you start doing things you love"

 Perhaps in ways much more different than you dreamed of, I might add

What is my dream?
Well,ask me over a cup of tea, and then I'll tell you my big picture.

Ever think before you speak?

When I heard this from my colleague (a certain fag called Ady)
I told him, this is so going on my blog (welcome 21st century)

Context (talking about his family chiropractor who has corrected him, his dad, his mom)
Quote:he even did my girlfriend!

Bravo champ, Bravo.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Time to make a few enemies

Just watched The Social Network, and I must say it's pretty damn good.
It is very true,that the measure of power is not who your friends are, but who your enemies are.
I wonder how accurate it is though

Perhaps one of the passing messages in the entire movie that struck me the most is, when Mark mentioned in the early part(when narrating) that students go to Harvard to make jobs, not to work in them.

Which of course is easier said than done.

Lets create jobs
Related Posts with Thumbnails