Thursday, January 31, 2008

10 day holiday

It's a good feeling coming to work knowing that you'll be having a nice 10 day holiday beginning the next day. Hurrah for CNY dates falling on a Thurs & Fri (7 & 8 Feb) and my boss letting me take the preceding Monday to Wednesday off. And also that tomorrow is FT day. Good good goodie.

Switchfoot concert is coming this Saturday. Man I hope they're worth the money I paid for them.

And here's a nice joke I got from a sg. buloh ahbeng (thx!) through the email:

This joke can be enjoyed by everyone.
Not only that. It is politically correct and with a moral lesson.
While walking down the street one day a Malaysian Boleh Minister is tragically hit by a truck and dies. His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance.
"Welcome to heaven," says St. Peter. "Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem. We seldom see a high official around these parts, you see, so we're not sure what to do with you."
"No problem, just let me in," says the man.
"Well, I'd like to, but I have orders from higher up. What we'll do is have you spend one day in hell and one in heaven. Then you can choose where to spend eternity."
"Really, I have made up my mind. I want to be in heaven," says the Yang Berhormat
"I'm sorry, but we have our rules," says St. Peter.
And with that, St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell. The doors open and he finds himself in the middle of a green golf course. In the distance is a clubhouse and standing in front of it are all his friends and other politicians who had worked with him. Everyone is very happy and dressed in the finest batik there is. They run to greet him, shake his hand, and reminisce about the good times they had while getting rich at the expense of the people. They play a friendly game of golf and then indulge themselves on lobsters, caviar and the most expensive food there is. Also present is the devil, who really is a very friendly guy who has a good time dancing and telling jokes. They are having such a good time that before he realizes it, it is time to go. Everyone gives him a hearty farewell and waves while the elevator rises. The elevator goes up, up, up and the door reopens on heaven where St. Peter is waiting for him.
"Now it' s time to visit heaven."
So, 24 hours pass with the Yang Berhormat joining a group of contented souls moving from cloud to cloud, playing the harp and singing. They have a good time and, before he realizes it, the 24 hours have gone by and St. Peter returns.
"Well, then, you've spent a day in hell and another in heaven. Now choose your eternity."
The Yang Berhormat reflects for a minute, then he answers:
"Well, I would never have said it before, I mean heaven has been delightful, but I think Ai yam better off in hell."
So St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell. Now the doors of the elevator open and he's in the middle of a barren land covered with waste and garbage. He sees all his friends, dressed in rags, picking up the trash and putting it in black bags as more trash falls from above. The devil comes over to him and puts his arm around his shoulder.
"I don't understand," stammers the Yang Berhormat. "Yesterday I was here and there was a golf course and clubhouse, and we ate lobster and caviar, drank champagne, and danced and had a great time. Now there's just a wasteland full of garbage and my friends look miserable. What happened?"
The devil looks at him, smiles and says, "Yesterday we were campaigning just like you during an election...... Today you voted."

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Custom made muppet

This morning, I received a letter saying that my CA1 (mother of all exams) notes was withheld by the customs department.

Which happens to be very annoying since I have to go all the way to the post office at the LCCT to collect it (a 1 1/2 hour drive + toll + petrol - one way), of which I have already paid 60 GBP to have it delivered to me.

What would they want with actuarial notes anyway.


Monday, January 21, 2008

Public holiday!

Weds is a public holiday for Thaipusam. PM announced yesterday in a speech (which looks like some serious PR work to get support back for MIC).

Nonetheless, I'll be enjoying the holiday, and some haagen daz as well thanks to a certain person who didn't believe me that Weds is a holiday for KL and agreed to bet on it with a tub of haagen daz. Freekill baby yeah =p

I suddenly want to eat pisang goreng. Dammit.

Saturday, January 19, 2008


Is the kind of movie to never never EVER watch on a big screen.

The movie itself has a wonderful storyline, except that the muppet who thought it was a good idea to film the show in first person view should be kicked in the head. A hundred times over. Really really hard.

I've never been in such agony watching a movie before, and until now my head is still hurting despite having exited the cinema 4 hours ago.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Lawak bodoh tahun baru cina

apek: itu potong zaka ada bagut ka ?

ali : manyak bagut..bila lu potong haa lu punya barang manyak bersih loo..

apek:?!! err..saya kawan ada cakap,potong zaka aaahh.. manyak ploblem..

ali : apa probrem ?

apek:manyak buang lui..lagi aahh..dia punya performance tatak bagut.. manyak cinang semputloh..

ali : cehh.. apek, lu apa celita.. saya suda lama potong.. tada apa problem.. bini saya manyak puas woo..

apek:lu mini puas sama itu potong zaka ka?

ali : ya la.. bila lu potong aahh.. lagi sedap maen woo.. lu lagi lambat pancut..

apek:???!!! punya 1.3 atau 1.5 ??

ali : ??!! woi apek cakap baik2 sikit ha.. saya punya 6 incila..

apek:??! tiu nia ma.. lu jgn maen2 haa.. mana ada potong zaka 6 inci..

ali : cilaka apek ni..nah tengok ( bukak sluar tunjuk pale butoh..)

apek: chee sin punya olang..gua tanya baik2 lu tunjuk lu punya lancau..

ali : abis.. lu tarak percaya..saya tunjuk la..

apek: saya tatak tanya sama lu punya lancau.. saya tanya lu pasal itu nasional car.. potong zaka.. molo punya olang..

ali : aiya.. apek.. lain kali lu sebut betul2 la..kasi susa saja.. bukan potong zaka la.. proton saga.. cinabeng btulla..

hahahahaha.. lawak bodo tawun baru ciner..

Tuesday, January 15, 2008



*screams and runs off into sunset, in the direction of the guitar store*

Pic edit: I tell you, I am desperate

Saturday, January 12, 2008

All of a sudden....

I really really miss London.


I really need to stop referring to guitars in the female persona.

But anyways the past few days has been a battleground in my head on whether to buy or not to buy a new guitar.

And its still a battleground.

Interesting to note when human desire is involved the pros and cons or needs and wants approach doesn't really work anymore. Somehow there's always a way to rationalize and justify it.


I've been feeling a pulse at the top of my left eyelid for sometime already. Annoying.

Man. I dunno how to describe whats in my mind now.

And I guess I won't.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

To or not to

Today I met HER.




Monday, January 07, 2008

On waking up in the middle of the night

Waking up in the middle of the night, every night, is mildly annoying, if you can fall back asleep immediately. However, it becomes extremely annoying, when you wake up at 4am, stumble to the toilet to take a pee, go back to your bed, roll about and not fall asleep again until 645am. And you're totally zonked when your alarm goes off at 7am. Plus its Monday. Bleh.

At least this Thursday is public holiday. Hooray!

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

2007... A Pictoric (like historic..geddit?!! Hahahah..err nvm) Recap

In no particular order of time, 2007 in pictures with commentaries.

Bought my first pedal!

Had to deal with some serious issues of guitar lust. No I didn't buy get to buy the PRS =(

Took the KTM to Singapore (first time ever - KTM & S'pore). It was a fun trip

Started work in KL.

Pondered on the meaning of life.

Went to Porto with a really bad beanie, and err.. had too much Portuguese wine.

Watched the greatest band in the world live, THE HAMSTERS!
Chilled in Mallorca, Spain.
Welcomed Pa & Ma to London.

Watched a play at the shakespeare globe theather. Othello it was.

Went to paris with Pa & Ma.

And also to Rome. For the second time.

Lived in the ghetto in London for the 2nd year running. (Thanks Katy for the great picture!)

Watched Arsenal at the Emirates!!!

Fell in love with Jessica Alba. Until she played that bimbo role in Fantastic Four ><
Had a jolly good time in London. Miss the phal briyani.

Learnt that in life, many things don't turn out the way you hope for it to.
And that I hate pizzas.
Was part of City Uni Christian Union.

Went to the Emirates again with my really ugly beanie.

Bid goodbye to some real good friends.

Didn't pay attention in class.

Wrote a final year project, got a ridiculously high mark, and still don't understand what I wrote.

And then I got lazy to take pictures.

On the other side,

Hello 2008!