Monday, November 30, 2009

Cringe Moment!

LOL!!! This video makes me laugh so hard (because of all that screaming) and at the same time, makes me feel so proud of my juniors!


SFC @ Bakat Interact 2009, KK, Sabah

I can totally understand why other schools hate us so much. Even I (now) get annoyed by all those screaming! But hey, I know they had loads of fun and 10 years later they will think back on these memories and feel so so embarrassed and yet have not a hint of regret. Everyone deserves a childhood memory to cringe at but be thankful for.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

DIY Ang Pao

There's a Chinese wedding to attend tomorrow and I can't find any ang pao packets. So what do I do? Make my own, of course!



List of materials include:
  • Red crepe papers (from my crepe paper flower materials stock)
  • A sewing needle and gold threads (well, as gold as I could find, that is)
  • A sacrificial wedding invitation card (from which the gold "喜喜" was cut)
  • About 8cm of gold ribbon wire
  • Glue

Friday, November 27, 2009

Dark Chocolate Moment

These were taken a month ago. Nowadays, I don't get to eat a whole bar of chocolate that often, so I am recording the experience!

The chocolate bar was a gift, by the way. So there's my excuse.


Verdict? Too bitter for my ideals, but it's chocolate nonetheless, so I'm not complaining. Besides, I hear dark chocolates are good for the heart.

The Many Versions of Bohemian Rhapsody

There are so so many Youtube videos of people doing all sorts of different renditions of this song - awesome ones, funny ones, even downright bizarre ones. There is this lady singing it SOLO...

...and then there's more...


I first watched this at work. BIG MISTAKE.



Here's a bizarre one:


Goes to show what a legendary song Bohemian Rhapsody has become.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

F.A.M.I.L.Y.

Mom and Dad came and left Singapore in what seems to be a just a blink of an eye. I've spent a whole week being extremely excited about seeing them, so much so that I had trouble falling asleep the night before. Now that they have came and left, and despite knowing all too well this is exactly how I would feel, I still feel the pang of sadness at its full effect. The more I looked forward to seeing them, the more I miss them after they left.

I don't think it is normal to find it so hard to part with my parents at this age, when I am supposed to have my own life, my own stuff to care about. Truth be told, I am somewhat embarrassed to admit to still being this attached to my parents. The thought of them leaving this world scares me to death. Yet, I know that it is an inevitable fact that they will not be around for me forever. That is why that despite them being perfectly healthy now, I can't help thinking I must seize every moment with them and spend as much time as possible with them, lest I will regret for the rest of my life.

I used to know someone whom I thought was just as attached to the parents as I am. This person has since found a significant half and decided to stay with the significant half instead of returning to the parents as initially (and overtly) decided. The question of the likelihood of me finding a significant half aside, I pray to God (whichever God that is responding to my prayers) that I will never ever become like this person.

This post is probably more suitable for an entry in the personal diary. But I needed to let this out. Not that many people read this blog anyway. Those who do, well, you care enough to try to understand me than to judge me, right? Hence the reason I want to keep this blog amongst personal friends only, really.

Peace.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Earth is a Recycle Bin

CYH: I think we are probably reject goods - man.
kaioucat: Hahaha...so flawed.
CYH: God has sent his perfect creations elsewhere, and earth is like this small recyble bin on the desktop.
kaioucat: So...the apocalypse is when god empties the recycle bin?

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Women Shower vs. Men Shower

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Landlady from Hell

How to tell if you're staying with a landlady from hell?
  1. She wants to add $20 on the monthly rental because you own a personal computer.
  2. She insists on following you to the telco to sign up for a broadband internet account to make sure you don't do anything funny with her residential phone line. There aren't anything funny you can do with her residential phone line.
  3. She strictly expects you to literally hand her the first month's rental at the exact moment she passes you the house keys "because the contract says so", failing which is a World War III ordeal that renders a phone call from your rental agent asking you to do so on behalf of her, just so she can avoid the confrontation with you.
  4. She gives you lengthy lectures on how to "live" in her house the first day you move in.
  5. The closet initially promised as provided as part of the room is actually half filled with her dead mother's old clothes.
  6. She wants her floor mats, pails, towels, and just about every other household items to be placed in the exact location and position, with elaborate maintenance rituals.
  7. She offers to cook dinner and says it will be ready at 7pm, and then come home with raw ingredients at 9pm.
  8. She profusely apologises to you because her nephew "accidentally" used your toilet papers in the bathroom, like those few squares of toilet papers are made of gold (maybe they are for her).
  9. She covers or wraps every single piece of household appliances, where possible, with cloths and plastic bags, and insists you do the same.
  10. She collects tissue papers from public places for home use.
  11. She cleans her stand-fans with Dettol and insists you do the same.
  12. She sets rules for her iron usage i.e. do not fill with water if ironing 5 pieces of garments or less; leave the iron air-cooled overnight before wrapping it up in a plastic bag , putting it back into its box, and then keep the box in a designated place after every single use. Just another one of her rituals.
  13. She calls the rental agent to complain about you being too quiet and staying in your room all the time.
  14. She talks too loudly on the phone.
  15. She talks too loudly.
  16. You come home one day to find the door to your room is locked. You distinctly remember you did not lock the door on your way out. You ask her to open it with the spare key that she keeps. She looks shocked to know that you do not lock your door. She is guilty as charged for sneaking into your room even when she thinks you keep your door locked, which would obviously mean you want people to keep out.
  17. After "exploring" your no-longer-private bedroom, she insists that you buy a clothes rack for yourself because your placing of those few pieces of clothes on your furniture inside your room is too untidy for her.
  18. She insists on cleaning your room for you because she thinks you don't clean it well enough. Even when you're in your room doing your own stuff, she wants you to get out so she can spend 30 bloody minutes in your room cleaning.
  19. She expects you to collect laundry water for recycling, when collecting laundry water means placing the drain hose outlet in a small scoop and transfer the water into larger pails - scoop by scoop. And it has to be water from the last rinse cycle. The antique washing machine does not have timer functions. You are supposed to have premonitions on when the washing will start its last rinse.
  20. Her washing machine is so old, it stops mid-wash almost 90% of the time, and she insists that the machine "can still be used". Until it breaks down two months into your stay and blames you for it.
  21. She spots "scratches" on the wooden door and claims you scratch the door with your fingernails. The scratches are at the far corners of the door, where you either have to squat down or tip-toe to reach. The door was made of hard wood. You do not keep long fingernails.
  22. She "notices" that the window panes have "bent" since you moved in. She blames you for being rough on the windows. The "bent" panes are made of glass. Glass don't bent. They crack.
  23. She has a private bathroom attached to her bedroom. Instead of using it and saving both of you from having to share, she uses the common bathroom, and then complain that you hog the bathroom during her "time slot".
  24. She spends one hour in the shared bathroom washing and scrubbing - everyday.
  25. A strong wind blows her hall windows closed while she is out. She tells you off for closing the windows. Having absolutely no reason to get out of your room to close the hall window aside, you explained that it was the wind. She doesn't believe you and starts telling you how the wind flows inwards and not outwards. In her world, wind blows in only one direction.
  26. You turn on her TV (for the first time) only to find out a few minutes later your show has ended, so you switched it off. She shrieks like it was World War III because she thinks turning on and off electrical appliances greatly diminishes the life-span of the appliances.
  27. She walks around in the house and use the toilet in darkness in an effort to save electricity.
  28. She goes for a week-long overseas vacation. You ask for a relative's contact number so you can contact him/her in case of emergency with the house. She distrustfully tells you that her relatives are not comfortable to give me their numbers.
  29. One year into the agony, you finally decide to move out. Your moving transport can only arrive at 11:30am. She insists that you get out of the house at 11am because she needs to leave the house at 11am. You coming back to return the house keys to her is absolutely out of the question. She doesn't trust you enough even after one year of staying together.
  30. You find out after moving out that she has been calling your rental agent once every few weeks to complain about you for not satisfying her ridiculous list of qualifications as a tenant.
  31. From her, you learn the true meaning of psychoticism, neuroticism, and OCD.
  32. *Missed out this one: She insists you open/close the doors with absolutely no sound because she "cannot stand the noise". Not even the softest thud.
Coming Up Next: Landlady from Hell - The Sequel

P/S: My current landlady is a really nice person who makes me want to be a better tenant. That's how things work, you know? You be nice to people, people be nice to you. Simple.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

In the Mood for Cantopop Music

I was browsing the Hong Kong music charts online to see what the Hongkies Hong Kongers are listening to lately. Didn't find anything I like - not even remotely!

I was hoping to find something I like as much as I do "小酒窩" (Little Dimple) by JJ Lin and Charlene Choi (the original version is in Mandarin, though I much prefer the Cantonese version as it gives me a more homely feeling).

I actually got to know this song rather incidentally. I signed up for a new M1 mobile phone plan end of last year and was pleasantly surprised by the free JJ Lin CD promotion they had at the time. The Cantonese version of "小酒窩" was a bonus track in the album.


Click Play to Listen to 小酒窩 (Cantonese Version)

Alas, I remain deprived of new Cantonese songs...

Friday, November 6, 2009

Colleagues and I Do Stand By Me (Acapella)

Rehearsal
Event: Last Rehearsal before Halloween Day

Date: 30 Oct 2009 (Friday)

Venue: Company Recreational Club




Our 2 Absentees of the Day were Represented by the 2 Stands with Orange Hats


Actual Day
Event: Corporate Dinner & Dance cum Halloween Bash
Date: 31 Oct 2009 (Saturday)
Venue: Orchard Hotel Ballroom

My Table Mates

The Performers in Full Costumes

Now that the performance is over, I'm definitely going to miss the people and the practice sessions.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Cartman Sings Poker Face

From the latest episode of South Park - Season 13, Episode 11: Whale Whores.


Cartman's Singing Rocks!

Where would South Park be without Eric Cartman?