Friday, August 24, 2007

The bold have more fun

I’ll post the pictures from Xian’s birthday party once I have sufficient time on my hand, mainly away from work, to put up a proper entry.

For now, see if this interests you: A Thousand Days At Sea. I, for one, had been following their updates rather avidly. Incredible people, don’t you think?

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Death or glory

Classic High-Cut Converse in black leather, and embellished with Sailor Jerry's Tattoo Art...Fierce sia!

Even the sole has great details! Definitely collector's item!

Perched on my left shoulder like Aladdin's monkey, and gibbering in excitement, is Keong the Profligate:"WOARH SIBEH SUI! BUY IT! QUICK GO BUY! WE MUST HAVE THIS!"

Seated on my other shoulder with perfect poise, but equally emotional when disputing his counterpart, is Keong the Prudent:"OI YOU DIAM LA! ARE YOU MAD? IT'S $169!!"

Damn, I just can't reach a final decision with that kind of internal strife haha.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

How to skive at work...

First, go here:

Now, keep your index finger and thumb on the Tab and Alt keys respectively, ready to trigger at the first sign of intrusion into your workspace (e.g. approaching footfalls, doors opening, or the uneasy feeling that your supervisor is sneaking up on you).

In a critical situation where your senses failed to alert you of danger till the very last instant, (especially if your boss, like mine, moves as stealthily as a Red Indian) for you to execute a seamless split second shift from skiving on the job to looking like an assiduous worker concentrating on the glorious advancement of the company, will of course be much more challenging. However despair not, aspiring skiver, a bit of practice ought to take care of that.

Lastly, keep in mind that there’s nothing more subversively gratifying than being paid by the government to read comics.

Monday, August 20, 2007

A toast to Sam aye!

This one's for you! Everyone was having drinks at Blu Jaz, and so we did an impromptu video to wish you Happy Birthday :) I don't have to say much here, you just have to go watch the videos, like NOW

Here we have Branchel Tian Tian De, Hamsome Towkay (GQ) and his harem of concubines (XY, Aliah and Helaine), Sonia (in red), and my chirpy girlfriend! And of cos, it's me behind the camera la...


Aliah had to go off early, so she has her own individual segment taken by my darling.

One more time now in Hokkien, and remember, with heart, "我没醉,我没醉,我没醉!"

By the way Sam, we really tried. But upon landing at 上海浦东国际机场 like canned sardines in the biggest box DHL could find us, we were sniffed out by the airport's detector dogs, and were immediately deported..back in the same box haha.

We used my camera's recording function, so there was nothing I could do about the lack of lighting at the place. You might want to tweak your monitor's brightness and contrast settings to see us better. Aiyah if all else fails, just max the volume and listen to us can liao la! Haha

Monday, August 13, 2007

Fishing Frenzy

Sixteen hours of fishing, divided between two days back to back = enough fix to satisfy the habit for a little while longer :)

However, having said that, the first day was a major disappointment. To tell it in a nutshell, we were royally scammed by the PRP management thieves, for $80 per rod and shit in the pond (ok, not literally. But then again, if we're talking about fish excrement...) At the end of the day 1, all I got was an uneven tan (Hooray for a new shade of brown!), and also this anti-social tortoise I had scooped out of the pond with a kind of triumph seen only in the desperate.

When Life gives you turtles, you make turtle soup.

Day 2: This Catch 'n' Release Pond at Farmway 3 was recommended by Ah Boon after he and Paul had a good run the previous week. The resident freshwater fishes at the quaint little place will happily gobble up your bait for just $30 a day. Bungsamran it is not, but it's still a nice change from the occasional tromp through untamed parts of reservoirs in search of secret spots, and definitely much better than the rest of the lack lustre local payponds.

Total score at the end of day 2 was 11 - 5 Patins, and er, 6 Tilapias..haha

First blood belonged to Paul,

then ZS,

and then dad... (for the record, Ah Boon got one too)

It was Patins all around! My first Patin - a feisty fellow, and very fun on a light tackle :)