Monday, November 28, 2005

A New Groove

[Quote of the post] C'mon! Nobody's that heartless! -Pacha, Emperor's New Groove
[Song of the post] My Funny Friend and Me - Emperor's New Groove

Just watched Disney's The Emperor's New Groove... it was a great movie, plus the funny stuff was... funny! It was a hilarious comedy, and the plot was good... but mostly the comic stuff was fantastic.

Oh, and I watched Mission: Impossible today during my Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment. It was kinda good; a bit primitive, though, but the theft scene has been the subject of many parodies through out the years, so I guess it's pretty good.

I haven't really talked much about this $260 a day treatment, have I? Well, I think Michael Jackson's doing the same thing; my mom keeps saying it, so it has to be true.

Basically, I'm sealed in this airtight chamber for two hours, I'm pressurized to a depth of 15 metres, and pure oxygen is pumped into it and I'm just there for two hours breathing in oxygen. It's supposed to reduce the swelling of the nerve in my ear, if it is swollen at all. >_<

To put it simply, it's like flying in an aeroplane. You get in, they pressurize you, and then it's in-flight movie for two hours until landing. The only difference is that there's not flying or any stewardesses with those bags of peanuts.

It's like a movie marathon this 10-15 sessions I'm there. There's nothing to do except watch movies. I've already watched Incredibles, Shrek 2, Bourne Supremacy and Mission: Impossible, the last two of which I have never seen before. I think it's a gateway to a whole new world of cinema. $260 for two hours, oxygen and a free movie.

Anyway, things over on the forums aren't too hot. People are arguing over trivial stuff, and I hate arguing. Therefore I'm going to forget about it; not like anybody cares about what I have to say anyway. As long as I can post my stories, I'm happy.

Holiday's halfway though, and I only seem to have just started on my Chinese homework. At least I started reading already, unlike some people. *sigh* I just can't bring myself to do work during the holidays. At least there's no OM, unlike last year. *sigh again*

And my mom just bought me a Disney CD yesterday. It's the first time anyone's ever bought me a CD, I got a CD, and the first time I got a music CD. It's kinda weird, but I'm listening to it now. ^-^

OH wells. Catch ya later.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Happy Blogger-versary!

[Quote of the post] It's my hundredth post!
[Song of the post] I dunno, anything suitable...

Well, this is my hundredth blog post. I think I have slightly less than Demel, who started his blog earlier but that's not the point.

It's weird how a blog can change someone's life, huh? I mean, I never liked to keep journals, but now I have one - and it's public, too. It's kinda weird.

As I read through my earlier posts, each and every of the ninety-nine posts before this, I can see my years progress. I remember things from my holidays, something which I could never do even with photographs. If you see my earliest posts, you can see that my writing stlye has changed... even my very person has changed. All through the end of last year and the beginning of this year, I've been somewhat happy, slightly perturbed buy certain incidents but overall, more-or-less cheerful. Now, I'm a cynic and an idealist at the same time, overly-dependent on friends for companionship, convinced that he has seen the darker side of human nature.

Some change, huh?

Somehow, my blog managed to survive the extinction. My blog hasn't died at all, or has been reborn, only inactive for a week or so. It hasn't gone through any major layout or colour changes; it's kept simple and easy for the average reader.

I originally intended to do this on my blog's birthday, but I seem to have missed it a couple of months. And dragging this to the end of the year is a bit drastic. So, here's my 100th post, the centennial entry, the milestone of the hundredth degree, the big one-zero-zero...

I may have come a long way, but my sense of humour's still back there. =P

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Close Every Door

[Quote of the post] I wasn't born a fool. It took work to get this way. -Danny Kaye
[Song of the post] Close Every Door - Joseph's Technicolour Dreamcoat

Something's terribly w-wrong with me. Dreadfully wrong. I-I-I can't seem to even- argh, what's going on with me?

They say ignorance is bliss. Whoever they are, they got things going for them. It's quite true, thinking too much seriously takes it out of you.

I try to be happy. Maybe I'm not trying too hard. I try to cheer other people up. A case of the blind leading the blind. I'm listening to more sad and angsty songs these days, not those happy happy ones. Why. I dunno, it's like I'm perpetually morose these days and listening to sad somgs just seems to fit my mood. I don't have that many happy songs anyway. >_>

I know I've got problems. I usually keep them to myself, so I don't burden others. It's not worth it. Even when I do something wrong, I am actually conscious of myself doing that, but it just happens spontanaeously... like my brain is working faster than my consciousness.

I can't really say what I'm thinking of right now. My thoughts are all whirling around in my head... I'm delving too much into human psychology... trying to think about what the other person is thinking of me... I thought words were an outlet for my thoughts, but the bar was raised to pictures, art, and again to movies, motion pictures. Now... it's like I can't write at all...

My entire exsistence seems fueled by the need to live the next day, with that tiny shred of hope lighing the dark corridor of my life. It could be an event, or a thing, in the future that I expect something great to happen... but is that all I'm living for? Hope?

Apparently I've gotten quieter, cutting myself off from the human world. But I've seen the extent of human nature, in my fourteen-year-old life, and I don't like it. It's not like I can change it or anything. Or if anybody even listens.

Right now my mind is a maelstron of thoughts, ideas, concepts... whirling around like a tornado, disorganized, numerous. I need to talk, but can't find anyone to talk to, need someone to hug, but can't find one, need a shoulder to lean on, but everybody's shrugging. Malgudi Days isn't helping - you can't imagine how many main characters contemplate suicide some time or other in the length of five pages.

"What are your strengths, Harry? Play to your strengths."
What are my strengths? Let's see: I'm not athletic, so that means I'm more mentally inclined. That's okay... I'm funny... Ha, you're not funny if nobody around you thinks you're funny... I'm sociable... Ha, you're not sociable if there's nobody around you to be sociable with... Artistic... Ha, artistic! You can't draw for nuts... c-c-creative... you're not creative, you work based on other's ideas... that's not original... I-I-I... I got... FACE IT! You've got nothing... how are you actually going to be a service to the community? All the things you say are your strengths are not!

Plus this ear infection's not getting any better, and now I'm taking 10 antiviral pills a day and I've got to go for some $260-per-session treatment tomorrow... putting stress on my mom, my dad, my bro... have I actually been of help to anyone? Do- do I actually make a difference?

Maybe what I need now is one of those "See what the world was like if I wasn't born" episodes. But of course that never works. Can you have hope, and yet not have it at the same time?

Herr, if you think your post is incoherent, look at mine. >_>

Stay happy, avoid becoming me.

Monday, November 21, 2005

Fantasticus Forus!

[Quote of the post] Most comics make jokes to defend themselves against what they see as a hostile and inhumane world... often a deeply felt rage. -Samuel S. Janus
[Song of the post] First of May - Bee Gees

EDIT: 21 November 2005
I recently joined Quizzilla, and checked out their Horoscope chart. So... check out how your sign is compatible to mine! Are you a:
Aquarius Aries Cancer Capricorn Gemini Leo Libra Pisces Sagittarius Scorpio Taurus Virgo
Note this is only for friendships, not love lives, you if you're interested in me (which I think is pretty scary), go look it up yourself. Thanks to Quizzilla!
This was orginally supposed to be a meme, but I'm gonna add some stuff first. Watched Fantastic Four yesterday, and it was okay, not much fighting, but Dr. Doom doesn't have powers...

And I watched Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire today. It was another okay show, the effects were good but they cut a lot from the book. I guess it's one thing to watch a movie first then read the book (my case for the Lord of the Rings trilogy) and read a book then watch the movie (Harry Potter series). Looking forward to Narnia when it comes out. =)
And Emma Watson / Hermione is pretty. ^-^
Now for the meme. I still think it should be pronounced meem, and not me-me, because it makes it sound like a girl's name. No offence to anyone named Mimi out there, but that's how I feel, and meem sounds more authentic and French. Aaanyway...

1. Name: Uncle Edna. Of course that's not my real name, but you think I'm gonna tell the world right here right now? From clues all over this blog you can probably piece together what my name is...
2. Single or taken: Single, thank goodness.
3. Sex: Male.
4. Birthday: 14 March, day before Brutus stabbed Ceasar.
5. Siblings: One younger brother.
6. Hair color: Black. But you never know; I'm colour-blind.
7. Eye color: Black, too, I think... >_>
8. Shoe size: Ginormous. I can't remember, because British and U.S. sizes are confusing.
9. Height: 175cm and still shorter than Josh. >_< s p e c i f i c s
1. Do you do drugs?: Endorphin is a drug, but my body produces it naturally.
2. What kind of shampoo do you use?: The liquid type.
3. What are you most scared of?: It would sound really weird to say, "Fear", but... I guess... loneliness? Rejection? Death?
4. Who is the last person that called you?: Huaz
5. Where do you want to get married?: Beside my wife.
6. How many buddies are online right now?: 16.
7. What would you change about yourself?: I dunno; ask my friends, they'll probably not tell you.
F a v o r i t e (s)
1. Colour: I love all the colours, but the ones I love the most are orange and blue.
2. Food: Well, I eat almost anything if I have to.
3. Boys' names: Kevin! I have to agree with Kev on this one. XD
4. Girls' names: I dunno. Something that isn't too hard to pronounce?
5. Subjects in school?: Probably math. Although what I would want to study will never be taught in any school anywhere.
6. Animals: Cats! And some dogs are cute too. And dolphins, can't forget dolphins!
7. Sports: I'm more an intellectual person. >_> But I guess badminton, and swimming.
H a v e y o u e v e r ?
1. Given anyone a bath?: Myself. Does that count?
2. Smoked?: I lit a barbeque once. Or twice. But a cigarette? Phooey! Smoking is bad.
3. Bungee jumped?: Nope. Not... yet...
4. Made yourself throw up?: Once, when I was feeling unwell. I threw up into my toilet. It was... sick. XD
5. Skinny dipped?: In a bathtub. Does that count? In a swimming pool, no.
6. Ever been in love?: Wouldn't you like to know?
7. Made yourself cry to get out of trouble?: Maybe when I was a baby. But I didn't know what I was doing back then, so... I don't think so. Just cried at the futility of the world and stuff.
8. Eaten a lemon in its entirety?: Not yet. I'm working on it.
9. Run away from home?: Sigh... no.
10. Cried when someone died?: Not really. My grandmother passed away when I was 10, and I was too immature then. >_<>over my best friend, noe that's a different story.
13. Been rejected?: Not by girls. But there have been times where I felt rejected, yeah.
14. Rejected someone?: No, hopefully not.
15. Used someone?: Maybe. I can't remember.
16. Done something you regret?: If I had a grain of sand for each thing I did and regretted I would have enough sand to fill an hourglass. If I had a grain of sand for each thing I didn't do and regretted it later, I'd have enough sand to fill a desert.
C u r r e n t
Clothes: Singlet and shorts. What I usually wear around the house.
Music: Eagles. I don't have such a collection my friends have.
Make-up: None, thank goodness.
Annoyance: Life.
Smell: Apple. I'm munching one.
Favourite Group: Don't have one. I'm a music lover, not an artiste-lover.
Desktop Picture: Azul.
Book you're reading: Malgudi Days. And I have to say, its pretty darn interesting.
Colour of Toenails: Normal.
L a s t p e r s o n
You touched: Myself? Not in the places you'd be thinking of, mind you. >_< A r e y o u ?
Open-minded: I hope I am.
Arrogant: Nah. I'm modest. I'm probably the most modest person in the world! Seriously, no.
Insecure: I dunno.
Random: Waffles!
Hungry: I am munching an apple right now, y'know.
Moody: Ohoho! Well, yes, of course!
Organized: In some things.
Difficult: My parents would probably think so. My friends don't say anything on this matter.
Attractive: I don't know; I hope so.
In the morning I am: Sleepy. The past few days, I've been asleep, because I usually wake up in the afternoon.
Love is: Something I would like to feel. Right now.
I dream about: I don't dream. If I do dream, I can't remember any of them. I sleep like a log.
O p p o s i t e s e x
What do you notice first: Looks, duh. Animal instincts tell you that much.
Makes you laugh the most: I don't laugh at the opposite sex. Not much anyway.
Makes you smile: Jokes. Or a plot twist. Something unexpected.
D o y o u e v e r
Sit on the internet all night waiting for that someone special to IM you?: Yup.
Wish you were a member of the opposite sex?: Nope.
Wish you were younger: I wish I could stay at this age forever.
Cried because someone said something to you?: I think that was because nobody said anything to me, but that's not important right now.
N u m b e r
Of times I have had my heart broken: Many times. But not from members of the opposite sex. Mostly small trivial things which I see as big humongous things.
Of hearts I have broken: I dunno. Maybe one. I hope I didn't mean it.
Of guys I've kissed: My dad.
Of girls I've kissed: My mum.
Of continents I have lived in: Singapore!
Of CDs I own: None. They belong to my parents.
F i n a l Q u e s t i o n s
1. Do you like filling these out?: Why not? If not my blog will be dead.
2. Gold or silver?: Gold, because it looks nicer.
3. What was the last movie you watched?: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. And it was cool.
4. Favourite cartoon/anime?: I like lots of stuff. Danny Phantom, Justice League Unlimited, X-Men Evolution... seems to me lots of superhero stuff.
5. What did you have for breakfast this morning?: Garlic bread.
6. Who would you love being locked in a room with?: A locksmith. Uh, a bunch of friends, maybe. 7. Could you live without your computer?: Nope. All my important stuff is on this thing! And so is my connection with the outside world!
8. Would you colour your hair?: For a performance, like OM. That was cool! But for normal everyday life, I don't really have much hair to colour. XD
9. Could you ever get off the computer?: Yes, reluctantly.
10. Habla espanol?: Se. A leettel beet, senior.
11. How many people are on your buddy list?: 56. I'm not as well connected as my friends.
12. Drink Alcohol?: Nope, but I tried a bit once. It was chocolate with a core of Russian vodka, and it was not too bad.
13. Your name spelled backwards?: Ande. Ande Elcnu.
14. Where were your parents born?: Singapore!
15. Have you ever moved?: I have been moving since I was born. But moved house, yeah, twice. Well, the first was to a service apartment, so I don't know whether that counts.
16. What's your favourite place to go?: My imagination.
17. Is your bed is a Single, Double, Queen or King?: I don't know, but it's soft and fluffy and cool after it rains.
18. What's your favourite sport to play?: I'm more an intellectual. But I'll give anything a try.
19. How many kids do you want?: That, depends on my wife.
20. Type of music you dislike most?: Screechy music, where the guy's voice goes way above that of an opera singer's.
21. Colour of your school bag?: Orange/black.
22. Do you have cable?: Yup.
23. Favourite 80's song?: The Bee Gees are good, and the Eagles are good too.
24. Ever prank called anybody?: Not really.
25. Ever get a parking ticket?: Once, after that chocolate-vodka thing. XD Lol, never.
26. Would you go bungee jumping or sky diving?: Why not? It's fun!
27. Furthest place you have ever been?: My imagination can take me anywhere; problem is, I don't want to come back.
28. Ever bowl a 300?: Not yet.
29. What's your favourite comic strip?: I don't have a favourite... Foxtrot, maybe.
30. Do you really know all the words to your national anthem?: Yeah. I would like to repeat it for you, but OH look at the time.
31. Bath or Shower?: I don't mind either, but I'll shower more then waste water in a tub.
32. Best movie you've seen in the past month?: I can't decide between Sky High and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Narnia looks set to change that, though.
33. Favourite pizza topping?: Cheese! And lots of it.
34. Beer or ale?: Vodka. XD
35. Have you ever smoked peanut shells?: That would be disgusting.
36. Do you eat skin on chicken?: If it's crispy enough.
37. Apple or orange juice?: Either's fine.
38. Favourite type of chocolate bar?: A big one.
39. Your favourite fruit?: I eat almost any fruit.
40. Your favourite vegetable?: Brocolli.
41. Have you ever won a trophy?: A couple of times, yeah.
42. Are you a good cook?: Cooking up ideas, schemes, plots, yeah, but food? XP
43. Do you know how to pump your own gas?: Not yet.
44. Bought something from an infomercial?: Nope.
45. Is Oprah annoying or great?: I dunno. Ask her that, why dontcha?
46. Ever flex in front of a mirror?: Nothing to flex. >_<
47. Ever throw up in public?: Not yet.
48. Would you prefer being a millionaire or find true love?: Find true love! (Of course, both would be nice!)
49. Do you believe in love at first sight?: Not anymore.
50. Ever call a 1-900 number?: Nope.
51. Ever been stood up for a date?: Nope.
52. Biggest turn off of the opposite sex?: A bad attitude.
53. Ever been cheated on?: Not yet.
54. What are the names of all your pets dead and/or alive?: Never had any pets, although I would like a furry companion!
55. Can ex's be friends?: Why not? Unless s/he's out to kill you, then run for your life.

Thursday, November 17, 2005


[Quote of the post] A pun is a short quip followed by a long groan. -Anonymous.
[Song of the post] Desperado - The Eagles

EDIT: 21 November 2005
Your Birthdate: March 14

You work well with others. That is, you're good at getting them to do work for you.
It's true that you get by on your charm. But so what? You make people happy!
You're dynamic, clever, and funny. And people like to have you around.
But you're so restless, they better not expect you to stay around for long.

Your strength: Your superstar charisma

Your weakness: Commitment means nothing to you

Your power color: Fuchsia

Your power symbol: Diamond

Your power month: May

EDIT: 19 November 2005 (I'm doing this to save posts.)

I am Carbuncle
You are Carbuncle! Rather than attacking, you help protect party members from taking damage. You're always there when you're needed, and you're a cutie to boot.

What Final Fantasy summon are you?
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That... was... weird... but Carbuncle is cool! ^-^

The Vivomancer

What type of magic do you wield? (8 results + pics)
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Hmmm... vivomancy... never heard that before. Sounds cool, though. =D

The angels seem to be most attracted to you because
of your helpful and caring personality. Also,
for the fact that you're not just a
good-looking rock. You have brains, which is
good for your future, and you try to plan
ahead. You might be seen as a do gooder, but
when the need arises, you can be quite
protective, and fiery. Congrats!

What is Following you around. (Now for the boys!!!)
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Cool, I've got an angel following me around? *Looks over shoulder* I don't see it...

Ariel Result

Which DISNEY character are you most like?
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Okay, this was a bit unexpected.


Which FRUIT are you?
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I'm a grape? Why? I don't ever wine...


You are an elf. An elf is like a human but much fairer and pure. Elves are usually tall, with pointed ears, and resemble humans very closely, but elves are usually much
more beautiful. Elves are a distant race. They prefer to keep to themselves, because often, many of them feel that their race is superior to humans. Elves symbolize wisdom, prudence, love, and hope. They are very merry and happy. They are forever young and delight in music. They are natural artists as well.

Which mythical creature resides in your soul? (11 Results + Pictures)
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An elf. How interesting. XP

You are blessed with the gift of tongues. You are an extremely friendly person to be around with, and it's hard to ever hate you. You seem to make friends with everyone you meet. People are attreacted to your charm, and can't help but feel comfortable around you. This also goes for the animals, who seem to understand your language as well as you can understand thiers. Whenever there is a language barrier blocking
your way, you break it down with ease. You know how to communicate with those who can't speak your language, and in no time make a quick friend. Man are you happy-go-lucky!

Everyone has a secret ability. What is yours? (7 answers with pics)
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Lol, this matches me more, I think XD

99% evil, You have never done anything nice, if you ruled the world, have every one in the world be your slave. You would be just fine. I guess your pet would be a shark (Yay loves sharks).

How Evil Are You?(with great pics!)
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Okay, this quiz was biased. You can check it out yourself. I am SO not evil. Am I? BWAHAHAHAHA!!! Oops that slipped out. ;)

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Like a Good Boey

[Quote of the post] Attack life, it's going to kill you anyway. -Steven Coallier
[Song of the post] The Man with the Machine Gun - Final Fantasy VIII

Whee... Class party was yesterday, organised by - believe it or not - Boey Yang. OMG. (You can scream in shock now. It's okay, we'll wait.)

Welcome back. Seriously, Boey isn't that bad. I think he's improving (Yay!), which is a good thing. Whee!

Anyway, it was quite free-and-easy in Boey's condo's function room... played a bit of pool first, then went to his funky adventure park thing... but the guard chased us away because he said we were too big. And the sign says, "Recommended for children aged 12 and above." >_>

Anyway, after that it was back to the function room where Bryan challenged me to TNN TCG and whooped me with the Naphtalian deck. I desperately need to make more generic cards for Dr- I mean, the other one.

Then after that it was the barbeque! (I insist on spelling this out because if I don't I'll forget it somehow. >_>) Anyway, Darrell got over-excited with the charcoal and the firestarters and made little piles all over the place so we had small areas of heat in which to cook stuff. It took one and a half hours to cook each chicken wing. We only cooked three. The other two were not very cooked and the rest we didn't dare try XD.

Yeah, and Herrick bought the Chocolate Sauce! (Which I forgot to take home. X_X) I tell you chocolate goes well with EVERYTHING. (Oh yeah, everyone loved the $20 cheese sausages I brought! Yay! [But they were **** to cook, I can tell you X_X]) And so from 5 we barbequed until nine. Four hours on the stove! If Edna can cook, so can you!

Yeah, then Kwong tried to force-feed me a bit of warm brownie with chocolate sauce. (Hua's brownies are EXCELLENT. His mom gets my "Best Baker of the Year" vote for sure.) Yeah, and he was so serious that he said, "If you don't eat it then you're not my friend anymore... *pouty face*" It was very comical, but I absolutely refuse to take other people's food while they're having a good time. So there. XP

So everybody went to watch Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire today except for me 'cos my mom wants me to watch it with her and my brother because she thinks I'm not spending enough time with my family and we're probably not going to watch it until the DVD extended version comes out at half-price or something. *Sigh*

Yeah, so there it is! And I've got emceeing in two days and I can't get a blazer from anywhere. (Gid, if you're reading this in the States, send you blazers back by express mail pronto because according to Zhang you've got three. >_>)

See ya soon!

Oh yeah, and something from Mike's blog (please post this in comments and not on the tagboard.)

1. Give me a nickname and explain why you picked it.
2. Am I lovable?
3. How long have you known me?
4. When and how did we first meet?
5. What was your first impression?
6. Do you still think that way about me now?
7. What do you think my weakness is?
8. Do you think I'll get married?
9. What makes me happy?
10. What makes me sad?
11. What reminds you of me?
12. If you could give me anything what would it be?
13. How well do you know me?
14. When's the last time you saw me?
15. Ever wanted to tell me something but couldn't?
16. Do you think I could kill someone?
17. Describe me in one word.
18. Do you think our friendship is getting stronger, weaker, or staying the same?
19. Do you feel that you could talk to me about anything and I would listen?
20. Are you going to put this on your live journal and see what I say about you?

Monday, November 14, 2005

I never Metagame I didn't like.

[Quote of the post] Expecting life to treat you well because you are a good person is like expecting an angry bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian. - Shari R. Barr
[Song of the post] X-Men Evolution Theme

[This next section is adapted from the Oracle Twins from American Dragon: Jake Long]

"I know them! One of them sees the good stuff that will happen in the future, and the other only sees the bad!"


The good news is, I've gone for my ear checkup and got medication.

The bad news is, the problem's in my inner ear! So since the doctor has no idea what's wrong because he can't see into my inner ear, he's given me five types of medicine to cure every single possible cause! Yay! And since he can only deduce what's wrong, he's asked me to go back next wekk for another checkup! Oh, and did I mention that if I don't improve I may have to go for 10 to 15 Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy sessions at $260 each! Whee!


"I don't get it! You only see the good stuff, so your life should be full of buttercups and sunshine, but you're still so gloomy all the time! And you always see the bad stuff, but you're always so happy? Why?"

"When you see all the happy things, nothing's extraordinary anymore. It takes the surprise out of life."

"Whereas if you only see the terrible things, every bit of good news is like a miracle! Yay!"

[Okay, sorry for the misquoting, but at least I'm free from copyright infringement.]

Yeah, well, O got my checkup today, and yeah, it was terrigible. (Thank you Kwong for teaching me that word. It's so cool!) Yeah, my appointment was at 9:40am, and I waited until 10:40am. So, after a bried check, another long wait before my audio test. Then, "Come back at 1.30 for your results." Sigh... It's only 11.30am... and I didn't bring a book. >_<

So, after two hours of boredom and lunch, went back, waited another half-hour to see him again for ten minutes. Then I got my prescription and went to wait at the pharmacist for twenty minutes. After that they didn't have one of the medicines so we had to travel to another pharmacist and waited another twenty minutes for that one. I once read somewhere that we spend ten years of our life just waiting....

Yeah, about the Metagame thing. The title's from one of the Vs. System articles about the Vs. metagame. The metagame is the gameplay environment, with new cards with new effects affecting the metagame. So, I was thinking, isn't life one big metagame? Coping with different situations and strategies as they appear over time. Life is also constantly changing, shifting its players from one comfort zone to another. Yeah, well, metagame is copyright UpperDeck Entertainment and stuff.

Sorry to anyone out there with a worse disease than me and feels offended. It's just that I'm not used to stuff like this. May you get better with each passing day.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Death / Life

[Quote of the post] cynic (n.) disappointed idealism.
[Song of the post] I Started a Joke - Bee Gees

Yeah, well, the title is one of those word pictures... I know there's a real name for them, but I can't remember what it is... yeah, well, it's "Life after Death"...

[Song of the post]
I started a joke, which started the whole world crying,
but I didn't see that the joke was on me, oh no.

I started to cry, which started the whole world laughing,
oh, if I'd only seen that the joke was on me.

I looked at the skies, running my hands over my eyes,
and I fell out of bed, hurting my head from things that I'd said.

Til I finally died, which started the whole world living,
oh, if I'd only seen that the joke was on me.

I looked at the skies, running my hands over my eyes,
and I fell out of bed, hurting my head from things that I'd said.

'Til I finally died, which started the whole world living,
oh, if I'd only seen that the joke was one me.

Yeah, well, I'd been thinking, what would I be in ten years time? Twenty? Fourty? Would my friends still remember me? Would I remember them? What's my aim in life?

Currently my aim in life is to make everybody happy, but I realise that I can't do that. At least touch the lives of those around me? I could try. Or maybe I could aim for being the best person I can be?

Someone from somewhere once said that the best way to judge a man is to listen to what they say at his funeral. Well, what would happen if I wasn't alive tomorrow? (*Touch wood, I hope it doesn't happen...*) What would my friends say? What would my family say? What would anyone who knew knows me say? (Must remember - I'm not dead yet. Use the present tense.) I don't think it would be very good. I don't think I'm the very best person I can be just yet.

Another thing I'm worrying about: what's my job gonna be? Ms. Yvonne Lim (major subject of bloggers lately) said that "you should get a job that sevrves the community". So, what if you want a job that follows your passion? Or you get a job that totally sucks with a lousy boss and obnoxious co-workers? What then?

Oh, and the song. Well, something more near-future. Singapore's been cracking down on bloggers, and the school as well (as in, the school's been cracking down on bloggers, not Singapore's been cracking down on schools as well >_<). Well, so, what would happen if TNN was found out? Yeah, I know some other authors say they're writing TNN as well, and they'll back me up or at least they're in the same sinking boat, but... will that really help?

*Sigh* I dunno what's come over me lately. Ah well. Goodnight.

Blown Sky High

[Quote of the post] prayer (n.) a little message sent to God, sent at night to get the cheaper rate.
[Song of the post] Money Song - Monty Python

Today was Shaun-slash-Michael's birthday celebration. Whee!

First, to Plaza Singapura where we had a Swensens Lunch. That Catfish Baked Rice only have three pieces of catfish (Hua's had four, not fair!) and the rest was clams and prawns. Something's fishy about the dish.

Then we went to watch TNN: The Movie Sky High! It was incredible! Woot! The action sequence was super, but the powers were a little strange. And, with every superhero movie there is always a supervillain monologue. *Sigh* Can't they come up with a plot where the supervillain doesn't have to monologue? Ah well...

They it was up, up and away! to Mike's house for the birthday celebration. We took an MRT to Yio Chu Kang, two buses and walked before we reached Mike's house. It took one hour and fifteen minutes. Bleh. Anyway...

At Mike's house, we started with birthday pizza (without candles. Can you believe it? What is the world coming to?). Yeah, then, we had an impromtu treasure hunt, when we hid all Mike's and Shaun's presents around his living room, and they had to find it in seven minutes or else, for every present they couldn't find, they had one more ingredient added to their Forfeit Cocktail. The final result was: 11 presents undiscovered, with the drink becoming full of chilli, pepper, a piece of pizza, soya sauce, F&N Orange drink and 100 Plus. Mike and Shaun both drank it with straight faces, although they did down a lot of water afterwards.

Then after that, Mr. Poon did some funky game which you're not supposed to guess the number, and if you did you had to take a teaspoon of the concoction. Mike got it the first time, and when he was the gamemaster, chose a number and chose me to go first. And, dang! I just had to choose 42... XD Well, the drink wasn't very bad, just very peppery... >_< CENSORED and say "I love you." Lol! (Names concealed to protect identity.)

Yeah, well, it's over, and I'm home again. Yeah, and I wish Sky High was longer. Or at least real. But that won't happen in a long while. *sigh*

Tuesday, November 01, 2005


[Quote of the post] adolescence (n.) the period when a child is too old to say something cute and too young to say something mature.
[Song of the post] Reflections - Mulan

In case you're wondering, the title is a keyword taken from Vs. System. Yes, it has something to do with the post, don't worry. In unimportant, unrelated news, the JLA set has just been released! Yay!

No, on to more serious matters. I went to Daniel's house today - not the subject of this post, but slightly more important that the JLA thing. There, Kwong and Zhang told me about this confusing plot between Gid and Michael, and with them as the "stuck in-betweens".

Hang on... I have just received news that everything's sorted out already! (Seriously, it's now 9:35 and Kwong just told me everything's sorted out.) But I guess I'll blog about it anyway.

Let's see... *takes deep breath* Gid invited Zhang and Kwong to go choral night on Wed and told them not to tell Mike but then Mike invited the same duo to go on Wed as well and since they couldn't tell Mike they made up some cover-up story but then Gid found out that Mike was going on Wed and made another arrangement to go with the duo on Mon and this time made sure Michael didn't know and so they went yesterday and this afternoon they were feeling very bad since Mike called them yesterday and kept ranting on about how he felt left out and stuff and that he found out from Demel that they were going on Wed without telling him and so he got really angry and called Zhang and Kwong but oops I already said that hee hee now where was I ah yes so now they feel really bad about the wholethingandI'mrunningouttabreathso... *BREATHES*

So anyway. Two things.

Firstly, the sense of "not belonging" of Michael. Yeah, everybody gets it from time to time. It's just that teenagers get it more than others because:
a) they're not mature enough to brush it aside
b) they need companionship

It's true. I get it sometimes. Who'm I kidding; I get it a lot. Everybody wants to belong. It's just that, selfish human nature acknowledges when you need to belong and you're not, but when you already belong, you forget about other's and their "need to belong" feelings.
I mean, talking about Choral Night in front of a person who hasn't been invited (and now that he's been invited but probably can't go)... just goes to show, y'know? Sorry, but that's how I feel.

Now onto the second topic: Person A's deep hatred for Person B (names have been conceals to protect identity). Person A's complete loathing of Person B does not help matters among their friends. Next year, they will be in the same class. What if they have to work together? Avoid each other? What if, when they grow up, they're hired by the same company, and have to work together? Avoid each other? You have to work with people you don't like; in life, they don't give you the people you want to work with.

Yeah, so that's it for today's Life with Uncle Edna. Join us again next week when we tackle the issue of toilet seats.