Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Cheating The System

I did it! I did it! I did it!


Woo hoo hoo!


Remember my dilemma 10 days back? The one where I had a 50 image upload quota right here in Friendster Blogs? Well guys, I found a loophole in the system! Woo hoo hoo! Did you notice that I had a picture in my last post? Haha. Coolness, no? And if you didn't know, it's still January. Wee hee hee!


*takes deep breath to keep excitement down
and to control heart rate*


I never knew that cheating a system is this much fun. It's exhilarating, actually. Makes the head rush and the blood gush. Fun! Fun! Fun! No wonder hackers keep at what they do. Haha. It's addictive!


Bleh, Friendster Blogs!


Free Image Hosting


You've just been outwitted!
Wakakaka!


*rolls on floor laughing*


Well, here's to pictures always
and not a day without
when I really want 'em.


Cheers!

Stupid Prick

I. Hate. Needles.


Malaysia's healthcare industry needs a good kick in the butt for it has a lot of bucking up to do. This ain't a joke, fellas. Don't forget that the wealth of a country is judged by the health of its people. This is serious business, okay! I kid you not. Laggards, we are. Depressing, it is. Suck big time, we do.


I mean, come on! Technology has come a long way but where's that state-of-the-art technology when it comes to healthcare!? I'm not seeing it. In fact, we're so far behind that we're still jamming needles the size of bamboo sticks into patients in order to vaccinate them. Sheesh! And don't say I'm exaggerating. I'm not. Hey, I'm not!


We need to invest in the healthcare industry, people. If any of you grow up to become politicians or doctors in this sorry Land of the Bamboo Needles, make sure you do something about the wretched healthcare situation. I've heard of non-needle vaccines that are taking the world by storm. I think it's a fascinating field that should be given the limelight it deserves. Getting a shot without being pricked? Heaven! So tell me, why aren't we seeing any of them non-needle vaccines around?


I've heard of jabs that shoot a spray of the vaccine so strongly that it penetrates the skin and enters the bloodstream without even requiring a needle. Still sounds a little painful but, at least there's no needle. And, okay. Fine. If it's considered too costly or too expensive to provide an entire nation with such high-tech means of medical care, then at least give us something like vaccine patches or vaccine nasal sprays – anything that's pain-free. Come on! I don't think I'm being too demanding. Be nice for once, you men in them white lab-coats!

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Aaarrgghhhh!


I. Hate. Needles.


Sunday, January 28, 2007

Memory

In memory of you…


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It's been a whole four years gone by
but it just ain't gettin' any better.


Sigh.


Today's your day.
I miss you dearly.



Tick Tock

Tick tock, tick tock.


Another three and a half days
till the pics repossess their legal right
to "Get Loaded".


Tick tock, tick tock.


Jesus, Take The Wheel

Artist: Carrie Underwood
Song Title: Jesus, Take The Wheel


She was driving last Friday on her way to Cincinnati on a snow white Christmas Eve
Going home to see her Mama and her Daddy with the baby in the backseat
Fifty miles to go and she was running low on faith and gasoline
It's been a long hard year
She had a lot on her mind and she didn't pay attention, she was going way to fast
Before she knew it she was spinning on a thin black sheet of glass
She saw both their lives flash before her eyes
She didn't even have time to cry
She was so scared
She threw her hands up in the air

[CHORUS]
Jesus take the wheel, take it from my hands
Cause I can't do this all on my own
I'm letting go so give me one more chance
Save me from this road I'm on
Jesus take the wheel

It was still getting colder when she made it to the shoulder and the car came to a stop
She cried when she saw that baby in the backseat sleeping like a rock
And for the first time in a long time she bowed her head to pray
She said I'm sorry for the way I've been living my life
I know I've got to change
So from now on tonight

[CHORUS]
Jesus take the wheel, take it from my hands
Cause I can't do this all on my own
I'm letting go so give me one more chance
Save me from this road I'm on
Oh, Jesus take the wheel

Oh, I'm letting go
So give me one more chance
Save me from this road I'm on
From this road I'm on
Jesus take the wheel
Oh, take it, take it from me
Oh, why, oh


Sometimes life throws us blows we just can't seem to dodge no matter how much we duck and try our best to dipsy-doodle around. They keep coming – heading towards us, and heading towards us fast – sometimes too fast for our liking. Hitting us where it hurts most and hitting us hard while they're at it. Unrelenting, insanely persistent and unceasing, they come at us in torrents and waves. Draining the life out of us without even leaving a trace of them ever being within a 10-mile radius of our physical bodies.


"It's been a long hard year
She had a lot on her mind and she didn't pay attention, she was going way to fast
Before she knew it she was spinning on a thin black sheet of glass
She saw both their lives flash before her eyes
She didn't even have time to cry
She was so scared
She threw her hands up in the air"


I can't do this on my own. I can't. I've tried to but I can't. I just can't. I spin on that thin black sheet of glass each time I drive, and I when I walk, it's on ice. I'm treading in waters too deep for me to even keep my head up. I don't know what to do. My hands are in the air.


"Jesus take the wheel, take it from my hands
Cause I can't do this all on my own
I'm letting go so give me one more chance
Save me from this road I'm on
Jesus take the wheel"


Yes, take this wheel from me. Take it from my hands. I can't do this on my own. Give me that one more chance I long for even as I loosen my death-like grip on what's in front of me and surrender it into Your hands of life. I know that it's there that everything grows, blooms and flourishes. Yes, yes. That I know.


I surrender it all to You, O Lord, for it is You who knows best.


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For it's in You that I place my trust;
for it's in Your hands that I place my heart.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

I Am A Promise

Artist: "Kids of the Unknown"
Song Title: I Am A Promise


I am a promise, I am a possibility
I am a promise with a capital "P"
I am a great big bundle of potentiality
And I am learnin' to hear God's voice
And I am tryin' to make the right choice
I am a promise to be anything God wants me to be

I can go anywhere that He wants me to go
I can be anything He wants me to be
I can climb the high mountains
I can cross the wide sea
I'm a great big promise you see

I am a promise, I am a possibility
I am a promise with a capital "P"
I am a great big bundle of potentiality
And I am learnin' to hear God's voice
And I am tryin' to make the right choice
I'm a promise to be anything God wants me to be
Anything God wants me to be


*smile*


I don't have anything to say today.

Why?

Cos it's all been said.


Now, go listen to cute cute kids sing fantastically
in what we call the out-of-tune style.


I like.


p/s: I still want my own kid.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Life Is A Highway

Artist: Rascal Flatts
Song Title: Life Is a Highway (OST Cars)


Hmmm, yeah

Life's like a road that you travel on
When there's one day here an' the next day gone
Sometimes you bend, sometimes you stand
Sometimes you turn your back to the wind
There's a world outside every darkened door
Where blues won't haunt you anymore
Where brave are free an' lovers soar
Come ride with me to the distant shore

We won't hesitate
Ta' break down the garden gate
There's not much time left today, yeahea...

[CHORUS]
Life is a highway
I wanna ride it all night long
If you're going my way
Well, I wanna drive it all night long

Through all these cities an' all these towns
It's in my blood an' it's all around
I love you now like I loved you then
This is the road an' these are the hands
From Mozambique to those Memphis nights
The Khyber Pass to Vancouver's lights
Knock me down, an' back up again
You're in my blood, I'm not a lonely man

There's no load I can't hold
Road so rough, this I know
I'll be there when the light comes in
Just tell 'em we're survivors

[CHORUS]
Life is a highway
Well, I wanna ride it all night long
If you're going my way
I wanna drive it all night long (all night long)

(Ah, gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme, yeah)

[CHORUS]
Life is a highway
Well, I wanna ride it all night long (Hmmm, yeah!)
If you're going my way (you're goin' my way)
I wanna drive it all night long (all night long)

There was a distance between you and I (between you and I)
A misunderstanding once
But now we look it in the eye
Ooo ohh, yeah
Ah, hm, hm, hm, hm

There ain't no load that I can't hold
A road so rough, this I know
I'll be there when the light comes in
Tell 'em we're survivors

[CHORUS]
Life is a highway
Well, I wanna ride it all night long (All night long, yeah yeah)
If you're goin' my way
Well, I wanna drive it all night long

Ah, gimme, gimme, gimme, ah, gimme, gimme, yeah

[CHORUS]
Life is a highway (life is a highway)
I wanna ride it all night long
(Ooooo, yeah)
You're going my way (you're goin' my way)
I wanna drive it all night long (all night long, yeah)

C'mon!
Ah gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme, yeah

[CHORUS]
Life is a highway
I wanna ride it all night long (yeah, I wanna drive it all night long, baby)
If you're goin' my way (you're goin' my way)
I wanna drive it all night long (all night long)


I couldn't resist the temptation…
It was just too strong…
I heard it call me, felt it nudge me…
It lured me… It enticed me…


So what I did was…


I downloaded the soundtrack!
Full album, consisting of tracks
from various artists as well as
the film score! Woo hoo!


*clap clap*


Mr Torrent, you rock.


*does a little dance*


I love this song. Knew at once that it was a Rascal Flatts song. Haha. Gary LeVox's voice is unmistakeable. (FYI, he's the lead vocalist of the band.) Midway through the song, I did have second thoughts, though. Somehow, it didn't sound like one of their compositions – different writing style and melody – so I looked it up. True enough, the song was originally written by Tom Cochrane! No wonder laaa. Aih. Confuse me only. Sheesh. Haha.


I'd upload the album artwork
(cos it's really kick-ass fantastic)
if I could but I can't so… sorry.
Go surf and check it out.
It's beee-yeeeww-teee-fullll, baby!


So, if Life is a highway, all I can say is that you better know which direction you're heading in. That aside, everything else I wanna say, the lyrics' said it loud and clear. Life's like that, huh. It's a highway that goes on and on until you come to the end of the road. Sure, we may come across some bumps along the way or face some bad weather every now and then. But struggle as we may, when finally reach the end, at least we can stand up and proudly tell the world that we're survivors.


Around the block, over the hills,
through the valleys and back again.


We're SURVIVORS!!! =)

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Have A Great Time

You know that Golden Globe-winning animated feature film that's presented by Walt Disney Pictures, produced by Pixar Animation Studios, and distributed by Buena Vista Pictures Distribution? The one that was released in the US on in June 2006 and later in the UK a month later?


Know it?
They call it Cars.
Heard of it?


Well…


I just watched it!!!
SO NICE!
I like.


Sigh.


Fine, I know I'm super lag when it comes to this but, come on, gimmie a break. I had too much on my plate when the movie came out back in mid-2006. I'm pretty up-to-date when it comes to movies these days. Honest! And plus, I WANTED to watch Cars when it was released. I even made plans! I did! I promise!


*blink blink*


I so don't know why I'm even bothered to explain myself to you.
Heck, this is MY blog. So what if I watch a few movies a little too late?


*huffs*


And to you guys who watched it before me, I say to you,
"Ya la, ya la. So what? Think you very clever la now?!"


Sheesh.


Okay, sorry. Enough with the rage issues.
Haha. I'm just kiddin' ya.
I'm in a good mood. Really.


*wide wide smile*


Well guys, I learnt something today. Learnt it from talking cars. Heh. If you watched this movie, you'd know where this was taken from. If you watched it and don't remember, how could you possibly not?! Go watch it again. If you haven't watched it, HAHA. You're worse than me. Thanks for making me feel better. =p


Now, read it. Read it with emotion.


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Conversation Between Lightning McQueen And Sally Carrera
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LIGHTNING MCQUEEN: Whoa. Look at that. Look, they're drivin' right by; they don't even know what they're missing!

SALLY CARRERA: Well, it didn't use to be that way.

LIGHTNING MCQUEEN: Oh yeah?

SALLY CARRERA: Yeah. Forty years ago, that Interstate down there didn't exist.

LIGHTNING MCQUEEN: Really?

SALLY CARRERA: Yeah. Back then, cars came across the country a whole different way.

LIGHTNING MCQUEEN: How do you mean?

SALLY CARRERA: Well, the road didn't cut through the land like that Interstate. It moved with the land, you know? It rose, it fell, it curved. Cars didn't drive on it to make great time. They drove on it to have a great time.

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Wow.


I love that last part – "Cars didn't drive on it to make great time. They drove on it to have a great time." It may come out sounding all clich├ęd but it's true, you know. When it comes to life, it's not the destination… it's the journey.


I hope life's like that for me. Always. I don't want to end up cursing as I journey on towards my destination. What's the point of living this life we lead if we're just going to breeze by it without taking in all that Life has to offer? No. I want to cruise and enjoy the view as the days go by. I want to be able to smell the flowers, listen to the rustling of the leaves, and see the sunrises and sunsets set before me. I want to enjoy the pretty clouds that are scattered in the blue blue sky, watch as rainbows emerge and disappear, and see the stars twinkle at night. I want to watch the waves as they lap and lick the shore. I want put my ear to seashells and hear entire oceans roar within. I want to watch children play at the park. I want to take pictures with people I care about. I want to dance till dawn breaks. I want to laugh till my sides ache.


I want it all. Yeah, I want it all.


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I miss writing such posts.

Monday, January 22, 2007

The Bible Vs. Science

It's late and I'm tired.


I think I'll make this a short one. I just hope that my brain stays up with me as I try to write all that my mind wants to say. If I zone out and you can't seem to get what I'm saying no matter how many times you read my sentences, don't worry. Haha. I'll probably read this again tomorrow and I'll catch my mistakes then. In the event of there being any, I'll rewrite the parts I where my brain happened to be MIA. =)


So…

Ready?

Okay. Here we go.


The Bible Vs. Science.
Creation Vs. Evolution.
Faith Vs. Certainty.


With so many opposing factors influencing our take on life, our conception of the world and our worldview, who's to say what's right and what's not anymore? Who's to say which is truth and which is not, when two contrasting and contradictory worlds collide and confront? Sure, we may say that we are the ones who are right. That believing in the Bible, in Creation and having faith through it all is the way to go – that it is the ONLY way to go. And sure, Christians DO make up the highest count when it comes down to it. An estimated 33 percent of the world's population are Christians (every denomination included). So what if the percentages shown are just approximate estimates and do not provide a definitive number? That's one third of the entire population here on Earth, man! 2.1 billion souls who believe in the three concepts I mentioned earlier!


Okay, I've lost my train of thought.
Got myself too excited with notes regarding
the size of specific religions around the world.


Sigh.


Tinki paging Brain.
Tinki paging Brain.
Come in, Brain.
Do you read me?


Sigh.


Apparently not.


I think I should close soon.


So, my point of writing is this: I'm a Bible-believing Christian. You see, my God has given me a set of scriptures, consisting of 66 books of the Old and New Testaments, that tell me everything I need to know about every aspect of life. The answers are all already there. I just have to know where to look. Heck, I have to WANT to look or I may miss it altogether. Wrapped within these scriptures are clear guidelines regarding my conduct towards whatever that may come my way.


Aaargh.

This isn't working.

I'm gonna just leave you with this.


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Quote of the day:
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"When science and the Bible differ, science has obviously misinterpreted its data."

– Henry Morris (Institute for Creation Research)


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No matter what I may think and no matter what logic, science,
reasoning and commonsense may tell me, as long as it contradicts
with what my Bible says, I know that it is I who have made a mistake.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Time And Time Again

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Philippians 4:7
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7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding,
will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

– New King James Version (NKJV)
Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.


You've done it again.


Yes, You've done it time and time again.


*closes eyes*


Thank You, Lord.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

50 ONLY!?

I'm currently forced to limit myself to picture-less posts
simply because brilliant Friendster says:



50 photos only!? Not enough la wei. And cheh. Upgrade my account by BUYING wor. What I'm using now is "Friendster Blogs Free (Ad-Supported)" – the default one that every Friendster member has. Free wan la. Hence the Fart Button Ads and all that. Hey, those ads pay for my space, okay! I'll just leave them where they are. After all, they don't bother me THAT much. Hmmm. Except for that stupid smiley that always freaks me out when he/she/it goes, "OHMYGAWD! GO AWAY!" Haha. Well, whatever it is, no choice la, guys. Masa kini Zaman Darurat… Plus, I'm kiam siap. =p


Anyway, they suggested that I go for "Friendster Blogs Plus" but that costs $8.95/month or $89.50/year. Sure, I'd have more control and stuff but… $8.95/month or $89.50/year!? Dun wan larrr. But you see, Friendster's smart. There's a cheaper type they didn't highlight to me. It's "Friendster Blogs Basic" that costs $4.95/month or $49.50/year. Sure, it's comparatively cheaper but there are hardly any perks to it aside from the fact that it's ad-free. Cheh. No need lar. Let that smiley die shouting. I don't care.


But of course, the ultimate Friendster blog type is "Friendster Blogs Pro". It goes for a whooping $14.95/month or $149.50/year. Ouch! Kononnya I'll have expert control over HTML, archive types, and unlimited weblogs. Also they added the million dollar line, "Perfect for advanced users". Bleh. Me not so advanced lar. Forget it. I'll be amateur if it saves me $14.95/month or $149.50/year. No problem. Amateur pun amateur lah! Biak pi. Aku tak peduli.


Sigh.


Now what?


*scratches head*


But I've got so, so, so many pictures prepared for you guys!


*sniffle*

Friday, January 19, 2007

All Or Nothing

QUOTE: "The relationship between a man and a woman is a case of all or nothing. If it's not all, it means that it all means nothing. If you're not going to give me all of you, then I need nothing from you."


Whoa. Well said.


I'm not sure how accurate the translation is but it's from a Korean drama on TV – screened on Thursday nights, probably on NTV7, from goodness knows what time to 10.30 pm. The story's about this young lengchai of a guy who has a 30 year old lady after him, who pretended to be 20 years of age. Thing is, he's already dating a younger woman. Even so, he spent time with this older lady, causing a lot of jealousy and hurt toward his younger lover. Drama. Very banyak drama. And yes, very vague. I know. But if by some miraculous intervention, you guys know the title of this series, do let me know, okay? Thanks.


And the reason I said that the translation
may not be accurate is because…


Firstly, it's a Korean drama,
dubbed over in Mandarin,
subtitled in the Malay Language,
and translated into English by yours truly.


Yeah. Messed up. Go figure.


But still. Good quote. Bravo. Go Korea.

Very Many Fancy Nappy, Looky Looky Very Pretty; Funky Teddy, Happy Tinki

Okay, fine.


Very's not really supposed to go hand in hand with Many.
And when it's Many it's supposed to be NappIES (plural).
And my post title is waaaay too long this time around.


But…

*whines*

They rhyme better this way!

*grin*

So why the nappy craze, you ask?

Here's why.


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She was walking along the aisles of Tesco
when her eyes caught sight of something
that stopped her in her tracks.


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*blink blink*


Goodness.
Lampin Bayi Pakai Buang.
Hmmm. Riighhhhtttt.


What's up with Tesco diapers, you may think.
Let's zoom in for a better look, shall we?


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Oh, look at that – teddy outlines!
Cute. Real cute.


But suddenly…


"Aiyo, when my grandchildren come ah, I'll buy and let them wear!"


Really now.


*nervous laughter*


Uh oh. Die.


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Everything's branded these days. Even nappies!
It's insane. Commercialism kills, man. Sigh.


No matter…


I tell you, my kid's gonna be walking around
with Garflied's face plastered on his or her ass.


*nods*


Yes yes. Stylo-milo mini Tinki.


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How To Touch A Girl



Artist: JoJo
Song Title: How To Touch A Girl


[Spoken] One, two, three, four

Hmm mmm

I think i could like you, already do
Feelings can grow but they can go away, too
You're takin' my hand, lookin' into my eyes
Don't be in a rush to get me tonight

I feel somethin' happenin, could this be a spark?
To satisfy me, baby, gotta satisfy my heart

[CHORUS]
Do you know how to touch a girl?
If you want me so much, first I have to know
Are you thoughtful and kind?
Do you care what's on my mind?
Or am I just for show?
You'll go far in this world if you know how to touch a girl

Do you know how to touch, know how to touch a girl?
Do you know how to touch, know how to touch a girl?

I think I could like you but I keep holding back
Cause I can't seem to tell if you're fiction or fact
Show me you can laugh, show me you can cry
Show me who you really are deep down inside

Do you feel somethin happenin', could this be for real?
I don't know right now but tonight will reveal

[CHORUS]
Do you know how to touch a girl?
If you want me so much, first I have to know
Are you thoughtful and kind?
Do you care what's on my mind?
Or am I just for show?
You'll go far in this world if you know how to touch a girl

Do you know how to touch, know how to touch a girl? (Whoa oh oh)
Do you know how to touch, know how to touch a girl?

[BRIDGE]
Bring me some flowers, conversation for hours
To see if we really connect
And baby if we do, ooh oo oo
I'll be givin' all my love to you

Ohh

[CHORUS]
Do you know how to touch a girl?
If you want me so much, first I have to know
Are you thoughtful and kind?
Do you care what's on my mind?
Or am I just for show?
You'll go far in this world if you know how to touch a girl

Do you know how to touch, know how to touch a girl? (Yeah, yeah)
Do you know how to touch, know how to touch a girl?

You'll go far in this world if you know how to touch a girl


You know, I first heard this song over the radio. I mean, I liked the tune and the bounce that the song had and all that. I liked it from the start. Thing was, all I heard was the last line of the final chorus onwards.


JoJo went: -

"You'll go far in this world if you know how to touch a girl
Do you know how to touch, know how to touch a girl? (Yeah, yeah)
Do you know how to touch, know how to touch a girl?
You'll go far in this world if you know how to touch a girl"


And then I went, "SAY WHAT!?"


Apa ni touching touching can go far far? Aiyo! Little did I know, she meant the "FEELING touched" kinda "touch". Phew. Aku ingat dia ni cakap apa. Ish. Haha. Sorry. My mind overtook me this time. =p


I think she's a fantastic songwriter. I have to say that she's really good at what she does. Plus, it doesn't hurt that she sings amazingly well and looks pretty hot, too. I blogged the first single of her second album "The High Road", entitled: "Too Little Too Late" in mid-November last year. Went crazy over that song and now, I'm predicting this song's gonna do the same. Similar effects to the Tinki brain. Haha.


"To satisfy me, baby, gotta satisfy my heart"


I have to agree with her. It's all in the heart, guys. Everything else pales in comparison when the heart is not fed and heartstrings are not stroked in the right way. Love tanks empty in time; people get tired. Come on, all else falls into the depths of the superficial when you really think about it. Nothing else matters but what you put into committing to someone – your heart. That's what you really invest. Not time, not money, not effort. It's your heart… and with that comes everything else, including the five love languages and the expression of each one of them. Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson once said, "You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving." He couldn't have been more right when he said that.


"Do you know how to touch a girl?
If you want me so much, first I have to know
Are you thoughtful and kind?
Do you care what's on my mind?"


I'll probably be stoned to death in a "Women Only" Arena for revealing this, but since my readers are predominantly male (yes, I'm referring to YOU), I'm hoping they'll (YOU again) all step up and save me. (Ahem. HINT!) Haha. Plus, I don't think it's anything you guys don't already know.


Well, in most cases, girls fall for the emotional attachments that come with connecting with another. It's the heart-to-heart chats that get to her. Showing her that you care about her, that you care about what she thinks and feels and all that works wonders. I could go on and on but you guys know all this already, don't you?


So tell me.


Why don't you act and react towards her
based on what you already know?


"You'll go far in this world if you know how to touch a girl"


Sigh.


Girls aren't that difficult to understand. We're not that much of an enigma when you really think about it. There are answers available to unravel the paradox, you know. You just have to know where to look… and what music to listen to. =p She may fall for you, she may want to be with you, she may want to share forever with you… but that doesn't change the fact that before she allows herself a peek into a future with you, there are things that she needs to know. Do you know how to touch a girl?


But how would she know?


"…conversation for hours
To see if we really connect"


…through time to get to know each other better. Through time to dive into each others lives and share the past, the present and the future. Time is of essence, my friends. Sometimes it can be a case of "the right thing, at the wrong time". So give her time enough for her to gauge if you've really got a connection. Time enough for her to see if there's really something of substance lying under the giggles, the laughter and the blushes. Let her assess if the "click-ness" has that much needed dose of "chemistry" to it, or if the "chemistry" that you share has the depth and substance of "click-ness" to it. Whatever you do, just don't rush it, don't push it and most definitely, don't force it.


"And baby if we do, ooh oo oo
I'll be givin' all my love to you"

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Awww. So sweet.


Sigh.


Well, I now need to get my butt off to bed.
It's been a long day.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

No Option, One Option, Two Options

"I have no choice but to do this."


Ever thought about what that means?


You see, a choice is either an option, an alternative that you have, or a possible course of action that you can take. So let's say I put it this way instead: –


"You have no option but to take this course of action."


Hmmm.


So, when people say that they have NO OPTION, it means that they have only one option that's non-negotiable, right? In other words, they have no choice but to go with that one option that has been set before them.


But if I say you have ONE OPTION, it also means that you have no choice but to go with that one predisposed selection, no? Or does it mean that you actually have two choices at hand and the second one is THE option to the choice that would have been your predisposed selection? After all, people do say, "An option (a.k.a ONE OPTION) would be to take the stairs instead of the elevator," don't they? But hey, you now have two choices at hand (elevator or stairs) but it's just considered AN option (singular).


And now, if I were to say you have TWO OPTIONS, that means you have two choices to choose from, no? Which comes back to having a choice between two specified alternatives – elevator or stairs! Or wait, does it mean that now, you have two options to choose from, your original choice aside? For instance, "Your two options would be to take the stairs or climb walls, instead of taking the elevator." But then, that actually leaves you with three options instead of two – taking the stairs, climbing walls or taking the elevator! Goodness! So then what? What's right and what's not?!


*blink blink*


Are you confused yet?


English is a weird language, I tell you. W-E-I-R-D.


*pause*


And I think that I think too much.


*snicker*


Nah, I'm just messin with ya.
The secret's in the sentence structure.
English rocks. Big time. =)

Seeerious Question

He asked, "Pam ah,
I ask you a serious question, okay?
Seeerious question."

Then he paused.

"Will you miss me when I'm gone?"

She laughed.

"Eh, Uncle. That's not a serious question la.
That's a stupid question," she replied.


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Why do people always do this? They tell us that they're posing a "serious question" but in actual fact, what they REALLY WANT is a serious *bold, Italic, underline* ANSWER. All my friend did was ask me if he could ask a serious question. Of course, he can! Haha. I just don't have to respond with a serious answer if I don't want to. =p


*snicker*


I don't understand some people some times. Haha.


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Personal Message
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Dear Friend a.k.a Mr LWL,

If you had asked the right question,
I'd have given you the right answer.

*snicker*

My writing's fine as it is,
- pamsong -

Monday, January 15, 2007

Ke-single-an

It's no secret that Tinki's single. No, no. It's no secret at all. She hasn't gone all exclusive with any guy. Not yet. And perhaps not anytime soon. It doesn't look like it's even an item on her To-Do List (not that she even has one) of the season. But of late, a significant number of people have asked why she's chosen to remain unattached.


"Dunno larrr. Just lorrr," is the reply they usually get.


Heh. Not very helpful, is it?


So, to tell you the truth, I really don't know. I mean, it's not that I don't want a guy by my side. I do. And it's not like I don't want to love and be loved in return by someone I can call out, "Hey, boyfriend", to. I do. And heck, it's not like I don't know any good guys, you know. It's just that they're good guys whom I'd gladly introduce to friends. Sigh.


Yeah, well… I don't get me either.


So I did this test. Haha. Yes, I'm a sucker for online tests. This time, I went for one that would answer the question I couldn't answer by myself: Why Are You Still Single?


JENG!


And now, the answer to that question, I reveal to you.


TADA!


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You know, I think Tickle got it right. I don't believe that excitement in a relationship should come with a due-date. How could it? In fact, every day should be more exciting than the last. Heck, you're with the love of your life, for goodness sakes! Sigh. I don't know. Perhaps it's just me… but I think it's important to woo the love of your life every single day that you share together. Sadly though, not enough people think this way. =(


And yes, there are so many things that I still want in life. So many things that I still long for. So many things I want to achieve with this life that I've been given. I am idealistic in many ways and that probably comes with a price. Sigh. Singlehood's not letting me off easy. Not unless I just "settle". But that's not what I want to do. I don't want to just "settle". No. I know I don't. But if I don't, everything from there and beyond becomes a risk. Sigh. Am I really ready to risk it all by investing all that I am in another? Am I ready to put my heart on the line for a chance at love? Am I ready to go through all the ups and downs that inevitably come with being in a relationship with another?


I'm not so sure that I am. Not yet.


So I guess that's it. It's singlehood for me. For now. From now until I find it in myself to let my heart go. To release it into the care of another. I'm not ready to lose it if I'm not a hundred percent sure it'll be given the tender-loving-care it needs. I owe it to myself to protect my heart this time around. So, yeah. You're right, Tickle. I don't wanna commit.


But, hmmm…


Baby, yes. Boyfriend, no.


*scratches head*


How la now!?

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Being Alone

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Being alone on the outside…
is a thousand times easier to bear
…than being alone on the inside.

– pamsong, 14th of January 2007


Money Matters

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?!?


*grumble grumble*


Yeah. Right.
Dun bluff.


*grumble grumble*


If so, where's my money? Hand it over. One bag at a time.
Darn it, I should have a legal right to be a multi-millionaire by now.


*grumble grumble*


Friday, January 12, 2007

Words of Wisdom

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Wise words, indeed.


But wait.


Wise words? Whom by?


Let's zoom in for a better look, shall we?


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Huh? Sunway Pyramid? Liars, you. This is plagiarism!!! It's by Arthur Robert Ashe, Jr., you lying buggers. Sigh. What is the world coming to? Everybody's ripping quotes from everybody else without anybody saying anything about anything to anyone! Ish. Cite lar! So hard issit? Sheesh. Plus, you didn't even give us the whole quote. Quoted in full, it goes like this: -



"Success is a journey not a destination.
The doing is usually more important than the outcome.
Not everyone can be Number 1."


Waaa. Give us the whole success talk but take out the less inspiring parts like "Not everyone can be Number 1" la! Too much. I'll bet the great Ms S. would consider this a fallacy of some kind, Sunway. Hmmph! I feel cheated upon.


But take a look at this post at an angle.


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Now, guess where this pic was taken at. See that door-lock on the far right of that pic? Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls of all ages, I snapped this pic in a toilet cubicle! First floor, last cubicle of the Ladies near the ice-skating ring.


Heck, they don't even do this in colleges and institutions of higher learning, man. I believe that we should be left to do our business in peace without having to memorize quotes or think of success. These people are nuts, I tell you.


And dears, come.


Let's take another look at the second picture posted.


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"Live well."


*snort*


Say what? Live well?


Hah. Fat chance of that happening if we're not even given the freedom to fully concentrate on what we're doing while we're in there. And women are said to multitask, okay! If guys had such quotes in front of their urinals (do you?), they'd probably be wetting their pants and watering their shoes half the time.


*grin*


Well, guys. Enough with the rambling. I'm heading off to dreamland. Sorry about the flash in the first picture. Haha. Gabrah. I tried to be quick so I didn't bother changing the camera settings when I first started snapping. Bad move. In the end, I think I ended up attracting more attention with the whole mini-lightning-in-the-last-cubicle event so the rest of the pics aren't as focused as I'd like them to be.


Bleh.


Lesson learnt: Set then only proceed to snap.


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p/s: I always wanted to write a post about this. Ever since
the first time I saw those blasted "Words of Wisdom".
Heh. Well, I finally did it today. Wheee!

Thursday, January 11, 2007

1 out of 100

I did me some Tickle Tests some time back and only now do I have the time to post some of my more "interesting findings".


*sweet smile*

*smile slowly falters*

*frown*


Okay, fine. I don't exactly have the time but I can't sleep, so bugger off and stop patronizing me. Hmmph! I WANT to sleep okay. I do. Promise; cross my heart and never want to die. But heck, I'm on drowsy meds and I still can't sleep! It ain't my fault no more. Turn those judgmental eyes away from me! If you ever so much as point an accusing finger at me, I'm pointing all of mine at you. PLUS TOES and TONGUE! Blah!


*blinks*


Now you've done it.
I forgot what I meant to say.


*scrolls upwards to check on post title*


Oh, yes! My Tickle Test result.
(This is but an excerpt from a looong list
of areas my personality profile covered.)


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WHAT!?!


ONE out of a HUNDRED, you say?!?


*blink blink*


Wow. Am I really that tough on people? I mean I always knew I wasn't exactly the most sympathetic, nor empathetic one around but… Come on! Am I REALLY that tough on people?! Goodness! Well, it looks like if you're looking for a shoulder to cry on or a listening ear to pour out your troubles to, I'm not your girl. Nope. Turns out I handle things differently. I do it "Guy Style". I solve problems; I offer solutions; I come up with plans; and I fix whatever needs fixing.


Sigh.


I have no feelings and I was born without a heart.
The perfect combo. Great. Just great.


One out of a hundred!?

Dang.

No wonder my friends think I don't care about them.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Time For Change

I'm a whole nine days into the new year.


Sigh.


Time flies these days. And it tells me one thing: I'm getting old. That stupid clock just keeps ticking and the problem is I ain't getting any younger. Tick tock, it goes. Lau liao, I know.


Sigh.


So I figured that if any change should come, it's gotta come now. It's gotta come before I get too old to keep up with it. Don't wanna go breaking my bones in the process of trying to catch up.


The first change?


Remember my dilemma on the 4th of January,
entitled "I kicked 2006 butt! Yeah!"?


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Remember it now?

Well, I'm facing that demon today. Grrrr.


Sori


Die! Die! DIEEEE!


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Yeessss! VICTORY!

*blinks*


Sprofile


Sigh.

Change sucks. =(


Monday, January 08, 2007

With Cherries On Top

Cherries


I am loved. Nuff said. =)


The Aviator Makes His Drop

Get a load of this shit.


Shit


Literally.


Saw this drop the moment I stepped out of the car and onto Selangor tar. What a welcome. The red carpet entrance really is glistening this time round with avian feces – all wet, warm… and throughly disgusting, thank you very much. Just look at the size of that baby, man! Dang! It's a good thing it landed on the ground and not anywhere else or I'd probably have terrorized the entire neighbourhood by screaming my lungs out.


Sigh.


Oh, how KL welcomes me back with open arms.
I'm so feelin' the love right now.


Well, here it is again for your viewing pleasure.
The aviator's drop, up-close and personal.


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SPLAT.


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You stupid birds.
Noah should have drowned you.
He should have drowned all of you.


Sunday, January 07, 2007

All I Can Say



Artist: Lene Marlin
Song Title: All I Can Say


If I got scared I don't know
It just did not feel right anymore
Something's changed from before, I wish I knew
I did not want to hurt you, I don't want to still
But I'll be around, you know I will
I just have to face the day
Now all I can say

[CHORUS]
All I can say is, I need more
All I can say is, I'm so sorry for
The promises I made to you
What I said I would do

I could make it all good, I could say that I'd try
But that would be a lie, you don't deserve
I got lost in the moment, I was lost in you
I tried to ignore it, but then I had to
Had to face the day
Now all I can say

[CHORUS]
All I can say is, I need more
All I can say is, I'm so sorry for
The promises I made to you
What I said I would do

[BRIDGE]
And I'm hoping that you can forgive me
And I'm praying that you don't think less of me
And I'm hoping that you will see it too
See that it is for the better

[CHORUS]
All I can say is, I need more
All I can say is, I'm so sorry for
The promises I made to you
What I said I would do
All I can say is, I need more
All I can say is, I'm so sorry for
The promises I made to you
What I said I would do

All I can say
All I can say
Haa aa aa


Lostinamoment_frontI found this album while pirate-CD hunting along Batu Ferringhi last week. I thought the cover was kinda pretty and actually tried it on a whim simply because I liked the font they used for her name on the album cover. Albums of this genre have what I call, "The Look". Haha. Well, after listening to the first track, I knew that I was sold. Acoustic, baby! Yeah! Even now, I'm proud to say that I have no regrets whatsoever. "Lost In A Moment" is so, so worth my very large sum of RM4 – hard-earned (by Daddy dearest) but well spent.


Yeah. Right.


Honestly, if not for the lousy connection, I'd have torrent-ed. Kiam siap, I know. But, oh well, I guess it's time to invest a little into my music collection. Yes yes, money spent on music is money well spent indeed. You guys should really check out her official website. It's really kinda cool and full of funk. Very contemporary. It reminds me of a child's diary. Or perhaps a teenager's scrapbook. Whatever it is, I classify the look as: I like. I like a lot a lot.


I've been listening to this track way too much. Every night, actually. And to be honest, I haven't really made it past this track. I got stuck on it while I was listening to the album the first time round and the thing is, it's Track 2 on the album! Sigh. Oh well, I did BUY the album so I might as well make full use of every track there is on it, no?


This song isn't like the other break-up songs of the season. Many such songs of late are from the dump-ee's point of view – from those who've been hurt, from those who've just realized their worth after being cheated upon, etc… Well, this one comes from the dump-er's point of view. Not bad, huh? A change for once. Perspective is good. Albeit a very caring one. You see, if you really study the lyrics, she says what she says with the guy's best interest at heart (although he probably doesn't know it yet).


"I could make it all good, I could say that I'd try
But that would be a lie, you don't deserve"


I like her songwriting style (the way her words fit into the tune), and I love the way she sings her songs (the way her emotions rise in her voice). Nothing fancy, but beautiful nonetheless. And although it's a break-up song, I feel a certain peace in her voice. I can't exactly explain it. It's sort of like she's resigned to the way things have worked out between them and that what she's going to do is face the day.


"I just have to face the day
Now all I can say
All I can say is, I need more
All I can say is, I'm so sorry for
The promises I made to you
What I said I would do"


I have to commend her on this though. It's not easy saying sorry for empty promises made. See, although she said she needed more in a guy, she also realized that there were things she promised him that she as a woman could no longer offer him, now that they've parted ways. She didn't blame him for the failure of their relationship. Instead, she apologized for walking away from it. Kudos, Lene, kudos.


You know, people think that dump-ers don't hurt. They do. Hey, they went through a break-up, too. I feel that as much as the guy she's dumped hurt, she hurt as well. Well, probably not as much but she did care. She probably still does. After all, feelings don't die overnight, do they. It looks like they just took a wrong turn in terms of their relationship. They'd probably have been better off as friends. And if so, it'd be more than painful to lose a partner AND a friend on the very same day.


"And I'm hoping that you can forgive me
And I'm praying that you don't think less of me"


It's scary to ask for a break-up. It's never easy to start the uh-we-need-to-talk conversation. It takes a lot of guts but it'd be better than living a lie. It's way better than lying about your extent of love to someone you care about. And of course, if you ever cared for your partner-cum-soon-to-be-ex, you'd want them to be able to forgive you for "wasting" their time, wouldn't you? You wouldn't want them to think any less of you simply because things didn't work out, right? See, this is why I feel that this song represents the "right way" to call it quits. It's the message of that heart that's different. The calling-off seems to have been done with a sweet spirit and with the best of intentions.


"And I'm hoping that you will see it too
See that it is for the better"


I agree that some break-ups are for the better. Not all, but some. Sometimes it takes some time apart for perspective to set in. Sometimes it takes some time apart to realize that life could, in fact, be sweeter with someone else. Some-other-times, it takes some time apart to realize that you wouldn't have life any other way simply because when you're together, life is good.


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My head is all over the place,
my thoughts aren't flowing properly,
my words aren't coming out right,
and I can tell that I'm probably
already confusing some of you.


Sigh.


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"I did not want to hurt you, I don't want to still
But I'll be around, you know I will"


I'm assuming that last line was meant to comfort. I'm sure it was written with good intention. But you know what? To the brokenhearted, that's not much comfort at all. Sometimes it can be more painful to know that even with the parting of ways, the person still wants to be around you. They just don't want to be with you. =(

Friday, January 05, 2007

Only In Penang | Episode 2

ANNOUNCER: And Tinki Talks returns with yet another exciting episode of "Only In Penang"! Woo hoo! In the last hour or so, we came to you with tales of the food industry in Penang and now, we bring you more tales of the very, very happening happenings that take place on Penang Island. Now, without much further ado, let us put our hands together and give it up for our host…


*pauses for effect*


…Tiiiinnnnnkkiiiiii!


(You guys had better be clapping your fingers blue right now.)


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Okay, so here's the deal. Penang isn't just a place to disgust you with sights of food in pails. No, no. There's more to Penang than that. Perfectly blended together, we have the highlights of city living meshed together with the comforts of the kampung lifestyle. No where else but Penang gives you the right balance of living the high-life that comes with the hustle and bustle of city living, as well as the peace and tranquility that comes with the traditional kampung lifestyle. In fact, we're like a kampung in the city! Forget about the Balik Kampung concept. Here, we bring the kampung to you!


And to prove it, look!


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Look at that la. Lembu melintas jalan like they're kings, man! I tell you, Penang is a terror place to live in. T-e-r-r-o-r! Super-kau-lat style. No joking wan. The terror-ness astounds me. Really. It astounds me daily. Sigh.


So, to all you readers out there, if you want to raise your kids and you still want them to know what cows and bulls look like, raise them in Penang. Give them a chance to run with the horses and race through fields of cowdung. Give them a chance at the lifestyle YOU always wanted. I assure you, they'll live the good life here, breathing fresh air and dying a couple of years later then they would, compared to if they were raised in someplace else like… uh, maybe KL or something where pollution is high, cows are beef, and pigs are pork.


*snicker*


Well friends, it looks like my time with you is up. I hope you enjoyed this episode of "Only in Penang". Till next time, this is Tinki and you're reading Tinki Talks. And ala Mr Ryan Seacrest from American Idol, I say, "Tinki out!" (Complete with the shooting finger towards camera stance.)

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Only In Penang | Episode 1

Hi, guys, and welcome to "Only in Penang", where we bring to you the raw sights of life on the Pearl of the Orient like never before. My name is Tinki and I'll be your host for today. (Hint: Your turn to clap.)


Well guys, I stumbled upon this little highlight while walking along the sidewalks of Burmah Road, Penang. Check out what caught my eye.


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Pails of half ready Tau Ewe and Tau Joo! Yuck with a capital Y! No, scratch that. YUCK with the Caps Lock on all the way through! And to make matters worse, it was right next to a car repair shop. Ugh. I would have thought they were pails of engine oil if not for the bright orange Tau Joo pails.


*looks at picture again*


Ugh. Gross.


Well, guys. I wouldn't want you to miss out on anything good so here it all is, up-close and personal. (P/S: Click on image to enlarge further if you're really into disgusting yourselves.)


Presenting the now famous pail of glistening Tau Ewe…
Goodness. Can see super clear reflection summore
– blue skies in Penang.


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…and the now famous pail of very disgusting Tau Joo,
complete with a dirty stick in it for the perfect picture.


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*shiver*


Well dudes and dudettes, that's all from me at "Only in Penang". This is Tinki and I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I did. Do tune in for the latest updates, only at Tinki Talks. That's all folks!

Collek ah, collek!

Check out these ads, guys.


They're freaking cool!


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So cool, no? And the best part is that they actually make sense, don't they? A person could definately fit into those machines just the way they fit in the ads. They were life-sized wei! I wish we had them here in Malaysia. I'd so go candid-camera crazy. Haha. Snap here, snap there. Pretending to stand in for the characters in the machines. Aih. Sad case.


And check out the slogan at the bottom: -


"Life's too short for the wrong job!"


*nods furiously*


Collek ah, collek!


*tries to stop head from bobbing*


Hence, I shall keep looking for the right job.
Keep waiting ahhhh. Stay tuned for more updates. =p


"I kicked 2006 butt! Yeah!"

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Was planning to update my Friendster New Year shoutout (it's been there for over a week, I think) when suddenly, upon scrolling downwards towards the "Blogs & Reviews" section, something awfully familiar caught my eye.


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JENG!!!


Haha. Check this out, man. The coolness of it all. Tinki's Friendster New Year shoutout was quoted in another blog! Look! Look!


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I don't know why but I have to say that I'm pretty darn excited! Haha. It's almost like… Uh, like… Aha! It's almost like being a songwriter and then hearing my own song being played on radio. So very ONs, man, the feeling. Wheee!


*shakes her booty and does a little dance*


But now, the thing is, I'm in a slight fix. Dilemma kau kau, all because of my inner-usually-suppressed-and-always-hidden-from-view Kiasu Queen spirit that's just fighting its way out. Sigh. See, if I remove or change my Friendster New Year shoutout now, it no longer shows that it was from me. Meaning, the quote dies for there's no original quote for today's featured blogger to have quoted from! Noooo! I can't let that happeeeeeen!


*frowns*


How now?


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To "Edit | Delete" or not to "Edit | Delete"

– that is the question.


Wednesday, January 03, 2007

No Fight

Website


Heh. Looks all fancy-schmancy, doesn't it? Well, it's a lousy website. Why? Cos after you obey their command and "Click on Logo to Enter", thanks to the huge ice-cream pancake they placed right smack in the middle of the page, it takes years to load. Bleh. Below is an edited screenshot of the said webpage.


Icecream


*grumble grumble*


Stupid ice-cream pancake.


Nevertheless, judge not a website by its introduction page. Hence, I proceeded. After reading their "Our Story" section, I'm laughing my head off. They actually refer to themselves as "PHOP". Wahahaha. PHOP?!? Goodness. "Paddington's" would have been a better name to go by, mates. It's classier. Waaaay classier. *snorts*


So you must be wondering why I'm going on and on about a pancake webpage. Haha. Well, Paddington House of Pancakes is here! Located in lots 1F-102, 1F-103 and 1F-108, on the 1st Floor of Queensbay Mall, Penang, it was a pretty pleasant sight to my KL-starved eyes. Sad case, I know. So since it's KL that I've been missing, I just HAD to give it a try. Just to offer them my support and to help ease their financial burdens that undoubtedly came with start-up costs. RM20 goes a looooong way. =p


Check out the tip of the iceberg of the pancake I ordered!


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Nice, no? Unfortunately I can't remember what it's called. =p


Thing is, it looked better than it tasted this time round. Goodness knows why but it just didn't taste as good as it did in KL. Sigh. Perhaps it's cos they didn't include plums. Saving cost maybe? Lousy cheap-o Penangites! And somehow or another, their strawberries were saliva-inducing-ly sour! Bleh. What a letdown. Beh tahan nia.


Also, I was so, so thirsty and like every other PHOP outlet, they actually charge a fee of 50 sen per mini glass of hot water! Daylight robbery! Lousy buggers. BUT. Haha. Here comes the good part. I've discovered that they don't charge for ice. Heh heh. I'll order that by the buckets next time. You PHOP fellas can go swim in your hot water for all I care. I'm going for the FREE ice! Mwahahaha.


*blinks*


Sigh. See what I told you?
I'm a lousy cheap-o Penangite, too.


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The moral of today's story is: -

(1) only eat PHOP's *snicker* pancakes in KL and
(2) only order ice if you're thirsty.


*grin*


Stupid Bibs

Popped by Gurney Plaza yesterday and saw the cutest bibs in all the planet. I managed to sneak a shot of the pretty array of candy-coloured baby goo-collectors. Sho sho sho shweet! Like a lady said in FRIENDS when Chandler and Joey lost Ross' baby: "My uterus just skipped a beat." So did mine. =)


Sigh. You know, they should really ban people from selling kiddie stuff in shopping malls. There should be shops that require proof of Marriage Certificates before people are even allowed to enter to get glimpses of such stuff. The government really is too lax when it comes to this.


*pouts*

I. Want. A. Kid.

NOW!

Bibs

Stupid bibs.

*huffs*


Sorry, You're Currently Un-Grandpa-Able

The family was gathered together. It was celebration time. Her cousin just had a daughter. She just had a niece. Her second one. You know, one of those small, two-and-a-half month old, milk-sucking-always-sleeping-unless-eating-pooing-or-crying little things. These little creatures, unlike durians, smell like heaven, but cry like hell (if you're not a milking momma).


Nice. Real nice.


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His eyes scanned the room. After looking around, the awful truth suddenly dawned upon him. He realized that he was the only one in his generation who was present, who wasn't yet a grandpa.


Not good. Not good at all.


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He turned to her and asked, "Eh! When's my turn?"

*gulp*

Uh oh. Die.

"Sorry la. Husband also cannot find; boyfriend pun tak ada.
You just have to wait laaaa, " came the reply.

Stress.


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Her daughter came over with stories of how her husband wanted to be a grandpa now. She smiled and looked at her daughter. "I also want to be a grandma wat," she said with a smile. "I just didn't want to stress you only. That's why I didn't tell you," she continued, with the smile still dancing on her lips.


And the stress level ups itself a zillion notches.

What Have I To Offer?

Hello dear 2007-tiers! I went on one of my quiz crazes again (some things don't change although old years have gone by and new years have come around) and stumbled upon this particular one: What Element Is Your Love?


*blink blink*


Whoa. Check that out, man! The terror-ness of it all. I tell you, people come up with all sorts of things these days. And the most amazing thing is that there are actually people like me who'd actually spend time doing stuff like that! "What element?" Haha. Amazing.


So… Did you end up having an earth, wind,
water, fire or metal kind of love?
As for me, it appears that I'm an Earthling. Heh.
(Phew, turns out I was born on the right planet.)



…who also seems to have a thing for heavy metal some of the time.

(I did the quiz twice cos I just couldn't decide on
the answer for the blasted final question. =p)



NOTE: Results of the quiz have been tampered with
and "unnecessary" information, a.k.a information
that is deemed against Tinki Talks policies
or against Tinki's beliefs, have been removed.


*snicker*


Well, I haven't come to the point of this post, have I? Haha. Forgive me for rambling but it's been awhile since I've had the chance to do so, so just humour me, okay? Thank you you veli mush. =)


*great, big, toothy grin*


Okay. I'll get to the point now.
This question got to me.
It got to me big time.


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I must say. I took awhile on this question (the aforementioned blasted final question). Yes, quite awhile. I thought about it and I thought about it some more. What was actually the most important combination of the list to me and what was it that I had to offer my potential partner? I didn't know. That's when the trouble starts. When you don't know what you have and what your strong points are, then the result comes in a one word answer repeated once over, with "la" added in between for the Malaysian effect – "Die la, die."


See, if you don't know what you have to offer, you definitely don't know what you deserve to get. Sigh. This is important stuff, dudes and dudettes! I knew I had to figure it out. Am I one to provide the necessary security and consistency? Do I practice integrity in dealing with them? Or am I compassionate, understanding and blessed with wisdom? Or, alternatively, am I open, certain and generous? Or is it strength, respect and inspiration that I bring into my relationship? Or is it passion, joy and energy that I have to offer my partner? I didn't know.


I believe that the result of the quiz was hugely dependent
(but not entirely) on the answer I provided in Question 5: -


[CHOICE 1]

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…versus…


[CHOICE 2]

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I ran through my answers again and after awhile, I realized what it was. There WAS a distinction! The first answer, a.k.a Choice 1, was what I actually WANTED in a partner. But what I had to offer was Choice 2 (which, of course, was selected after more thought than the first). Hmmm. Then it got me thinking, "Am I being fair? How could I possibly expect to have a partner who possesses those qualities when I myself am not able to offer those strengths to him in return?" Aih. How la liddat? This could only mean one thing – there is a need for me to improve myself. I now know three areas to work on in my life – (1) security, (2) consistency and (3) integrity.


It's so easy to see the faults in others but we often ignore the same faults in ourselves, no? Thank goodness for silly online quizzes of such or I would probably never have noticed that I needed work in these areas. After all, before looking for the right partner, one should always start by looking inwards and being the right person for the good of ones future partner. 2007 hasn't yet fully kicked in and already, there's work to be done! Hi ho! Hi ho!


One thing though. Perhaps it's a gender thing. I don't know. I'm just guessing. Maybe women are more prone to be naturally able to offer certain qualities (e.g. respect) while guys are more prone to offer others (e.g. security). It kinda brings us back to the gender roles that we have been taught to play. As such, women find it easier to respect their male counterparts while men are naturally geared to provide the necessary security that his woman would require. Hmmm. I'm still working it out in my head but this theory works too, no? What say you?

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Click It

I just have this one thing to say. It's very important. Just bear with me for a little while, okay? Please? I just HAVE to say this. I wouldn't and couldn't possibly forgive myself if I didn't. Okay? Just this once. I promise. Pretty please?


At the end of this paragraph is a small box.

Go ahead and click it.




TADA! Haha. Yes yes. It's finally come to pass. 2006 has gone so-long-farewell, and 2007 is already in full swing. Now all I have to do is figure out a new way to sign my signature with a "2007" instead of a "2006". Sigh. My unagi powers tell me that this year is going to be a year of hard work, early mornings and late nights. Sigh. And it's a great, big "uh-oh" right there, y'all. Woo-freaking-hoo.


*frowns*

Okay. That's it.
I'm so not starting my year right.

*sighs*

I know! Let's go back
to the beginning and start over.

5, 4, 3, 2, 1…
HAPPY NEW YEAR, folks!

*grin*