Friday, April 29, 2005

You Gotta See This

Try humming the title of the post to MC Hammer's 'You Can't Touch This'.

Trivia: I was there this evening D: :D D: :D DJ blind was there, but the Kuching Shuffler is nowhere to be found. Not even in the basement. Can anyone locate him?

Be Sitting For MUET Tomorrow

As I am writing this, everyone else in my household is in dreamland. The situation clarified, 'what is MUET?', you might ask. MUET is the Malaysian University English Test, compulsory for anyone taking his/her first degree in a local university. Whether you are coming from Diploma, Matriculation or STPM; you have to take it. Since most (if not all) [science-based] courses these days are conducted in English, it is a way to ensure that the student will understand what is being taught.

Having said that, I myself will be sitting for the exam tomorrow (as the title said). Would like to ask anyone who read this to wish me luck, and if you are a believer, please pray for my success. A stranger's success. Thank you.

Thursday, April 28, 2005

A Rare Gem of a Blog

Cikgu Lee
Cikgu Lee (in English)

It is better for you to go there and pass the judgement yourself. As for me, Cikgu Lee passed with flying colours :)

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Dos and Don'ts

Do not...
  • ...disturb me before I had drank my morning coffee and read the newspapers
  • ...ask me to do a task while I clearly have something else to do and is in the process of doing it
  • ...think that I haven't heard you when you talked at me. I might be thinking of something
  • for me more than once. I heard you and is on the way
  • ...make jokes that humiliate me, because I forgive but not forget
  • ...piss me off. You will regret it because I will hate you from that time on

End of rant

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Where Got Where Got?

I can't access Like That Also Can Ah?!!. Entering the URL will kick me back to my Dashboard at Any pointers?

The Typewriter

In this information age, the number of people that knows how to use a typewriter has greatly reduced. Since it had been some six years since I last used one, I decided that I need some refreshing course on the typewriter. I took out my father's typewriter that he used back in university, placed it on the table, and grabbed a few A4 papers (sorry, no carbon copy papers).As I sat there, I racked my mind to try and remember what is this and that, what it is used for and what is the red button supposed to do.

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22 years and still running like it was made yesterday.

Documentations found in the typewriter's bag indicates that it was bought on August 7th, 1983 while my father was studying in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, KL. My father wrote his thesis with this very typewriter, and it earned him a Bachelor of Land Surverying Degree.

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From the Appendix of Pegasus Bridge, Steven Ambrose

In my pre-school days, the typewriter is a sort of a 'forbidden fruit'. Mother won't allow me to use it, but I'll sneakily take the bag out of the storage area and start punching on the keys. Usual items that I write (or copy) are utility bills, newspaper articles and magazines. Of course, when I say 'write', I didn't mean writing on the media itself!

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'ALL' brand? What is that?

Before starting my 'refreshment course', I need something to write type. Since I usually go nuts over anything related to military, my mind quickly thought up of a report. A military report. But on what? Then my train of thought reminded me of Steven Ambrose's Pegasus Bridge. In the Appendix I found something that is perfectly nice for the ocassion: Brigadier Nigel Poett's order to Major John Howard, on the seizure of the bridge over the Orne River and Caen Canal that is to take place on June 6th, 1944.

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Hold until relief...

Happily I banged away at the typewriter. It was not a smooth ride. Often, my fingers missed the keys and got stuck momentarily in the infernal mess of steel below. The sound is classical, as if the computer keyboard is 70's music, then the typewriter's is the 50's. I found that I type faster with one hand instead of both hands, probably as I am accustomed to typing with one finger (more like poking the keyboard).

The trip was a delightful ride down memory lane. As I placed the typewriter back in it's bag and returned it to it's rightful place, I cannot help but to think of the future where I will take the typewriter out and start typing again...

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Pope Benedict XVI

Annuntio vobis gaudium magnum. Habemus Papam!

A note to those who ignored it: You might have to wait ten or twenty years for this event to repeat itself.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

DVD - Kengo 3

In this post, I will describe my DVDs, particularly the one mentioned. I have around ten DVDs in my collection (not counting the one that belongs to the family). Let me see if I can list all of them here.

Kengo 3
Kengo 3
Battlefield DVD Edition
Counter-Strike Generation
Star Wars Trilogy Special
My Sassy Girl
Taiho Shichauzo the Movie
Rurouni Kenshin Trust and Betrayal Director's Cut
Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix
Fu-un Shinsengumi

As you can see, there are a few numbers of PS2 DVDs.

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Two Kengo 3 DVDs. On the right is the original, on the left the bootleg.

'Kengo 3' (剣豪3) is a swordsfighting game. You create your own character, dress him up with clothes and skills (have to be learned, though) and roam around Jaapn. The period is not really stated, but generally it's around 1600 until 1860's.

As for the discs themselves, I have two copis. The first is a bootleg copy, bought for RM 5 at Wisma Hopoh. I also bought another copy for my friend, Nabil, as a thank you git for buying me a [bootleg] copy of Fu-un Shinsengumi. Ironically, he forgot to get a copy for himself and when he returned to the store, there are no more copies left This seems normal for the allocation of pirated Japanese games in Kuching are limited to one or two per game outlet.

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The original Kengo 3 DVD. I don't know that they have a memory card holder in the DVD case!

As for the other copy, it is an original PS2 disc. Yes, original. I managed to get it at a discounted price as it was Play-Asia's Weekly Special for some time ago. USD 15.90, which roughly translate to RM 60. Ain't I lucky? Mine is NTSC-J, Asian version. The only difference between Asian and Japanese version are the covers and the price. Asian version are priced USD 10 less than the Japanese version, which retails at USD 69.90. Both versions are in Japanese. There is also a Korean version, and if you can read and understand Korean I recommend getting that (although I cannot vouch for what voice they speak in-game.

Rant: Good stuff about original games are that you can put them in the cupboard to show off to your friends who might have hundreds of PS2 DVD games, but none original. I'm not the kind of teenagers that you often see these days who get hundreds for their allowance. I just get RM 60 per month, of which I deduct RM 10 to keep as savings. And to buy an orignal software with my own money...priceless!

Review: What review? Read this: I do not own, or have in my possession, a Playstation 2. None. Nada. Null

Post Written Under Pressure. Originally written on Monday, sunny all day and night except for a few minutes of rain in the afternoon.

Look for more DVDs related post in the future. Cya.

Picture - Nikon 7900

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RM 1,888
256 MB SD card
Copal Jalan Kulas

Sorry, no picture of the camera itself. This is the family's first digital camera While the JVC DV-2000 Digital Video Camera has this function, it's a video camera. But the resolution is pretty nice (at that time, 2001), coming at 1.92 megapixels.

Expect more pictures from now on, ya?

Sunday, April 17, 2005

I have a terrific headache. Be back in a few. Maybe tomorrow. Sidenote: Got Nikon Coolpix 7900. Influenced by Sixth Seal, perhaps?

Bewitched - II

Continued from Bewitched - II...

Some time passed and she now has a name. Some hints: the name of a car in a movie about cars, and the name of a certain First Lady. That said, the year ended. Nabil went off to Labuan, but I continued my trainings in the club at the school, so occasionally I ran into her. Both of us pretend to look the other way (of course, I know her but she doesn't). Come May, I entered Lower Six at the same school. But the feelings of kawaii onna is replaced with 'love'.

With that realisation, things turned. Instead of a personality cult member, I now have a 'crush'. Since she have to pass my class to get to hers (mine's 3rd floor, hers is 1st), every morning I sat by the window, watching as she make her way to class. I found a few classmates who had taken interest in her as well. Rather than competitors, we are 'love comrades', something not new to me.

Come Upper Six, times a'changing. My class shifted a few rooms away (still on third floor), and hers is on the 1st floor. Maybe she had noticed, I don't know, but she didn't take the same route anymore. This year, my number of acquaintance greatly increased. I hope someday to be formally introduced to her, for I am too shy to take any action (you can call me gutless, go ahead...)

I'm still working...wish me luck, even when the odds are against me.

End Note: Thank you for reading [part of] my memoirs

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Bewitched - I

I never believed in things that I couldn't see
I said if I can't feel it then how can it be
No, no magic could happen to me
And then I saw you

I couldn't believe it, you took my heart
I couldn't retrieve it, said to myself
What's it all about
Now I know there can be no doubt

You can do magic
You can have anything that you desire

-You Can Do Magic by America

It was some three years ago. At that time, me and my friend Nabil were Japanophiles (although we had since shed it alot, reality fixed a lot of thing). We're both in the Karate Club, a newly founded one. There are two Taekwondo clubs in the school, the International Taekwondo Federation and the World Taekwondo Federation (I find the acronym amusing) but we didn't join this, since we were...Japanophiles. Anyway, I advanced to Green belt while Nabil got to Orange (since he had to leave early to go to Labuan for the Matriculation course). We made some friends, and a good thing it was since they span from Form 2 till Form 6.

Our class (not the Karate class, the normal one) is the standard classroom that you can find anywhere in Malaysia, the difference might be that we are allowed to arrange the tables and chairs as we see fit. Nabil and I ended up sitting together. I am (and still is) the type that is sensitive to movement and sound outside of the class. Now, I sit in the rear part of the class and everytime I turned my head 135 degrees to the right, I will end up looking at the Form 3 classes.

At first, it was a bit normal. Didn't notice anything or anyone of interest. But as time pass by, I noticed a girl, quite different from the others. She's charming, beautiful and my stal...I mean, observerd, cheerful as well. When I informed my friend Nabil of this, he immediately got hooked. From that day, we started 'observing' her, as we call it. Other people call us perverts or stalkers.

Continued in Part II

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

A Girlfriend I Didn't Know I Have

Today. MUET Period. Volunteered to go to the front and write the introduction for an essay on the board. Here's what happened.

Me: *furiosly writing with marker*

Teacher: I heard that [insert my name here] have a girlfriend.

Me: * thinking to self, ignoring the chatter "Huh?!" *

Class: Wooohooo!!!

Teacher: Heard it from another teacher. Which class is she from?

A: She's a Form Four student!

B: No, Upper Six!

C: Form Three! Three [Insert class here]

i) I don't have a girlfriend
ii) I don't have admirer(s)
iii) I don't have a girlfriend that I don't know of

Teacher I: Chemistry teacher, asked me if I have any 'relationship problems' when I got very low marks for Chemistry two years ago.
Chance: 40%

Teacher II: English teacher. I pointed to her the girl I have a crush on (during sports day) and said that she is pretty. That's all.
Chance: 95%

Conclusion: I'm screwed!

Monday, April 11, 2005

Charles Re-married

"Long live the Queen, Diana Forever; King Charles, Queen Camilla: Never"

*roll eyes*

Saturday, April 09, 2005


Girls, how do you feel about them? Threathened, violated or scared out of your wit? If you are popular, you might have a few of them popping out of nowhere. They might not have the intent to do anything harmful to you, but there are a few exceptions. Fortunately, there had been no cases of a stalker causing harm to his victim here in Malaysia.

It's hard being popular. Hard too, being a stalker. They, themselves, are a member of a personality cult based on the person being stalked. What do they intend to accomplish? A personal sense of satisfaction when they acquire new information, videos, pictures and sometimes (the extreme type) personal items. I consider a stalker that had been rejected to be potentially more dangerous than a stalker that had not confessed yet, maybe for fear of being rejected or the target don't know him.

View relevant comic strip here.

It's hard being a stalker. Especially if you:
-had the feelings for years
-the target don't know you
-possibility of being rejected is high

But one can't go on stalking forever, can they?

Words don't come easy to me
how can I find a way
to make you see,
I love you
words don't come easy

Friday, April 08, 2005

Dating Quiz

Your dating personality profile:

Religious - Faith matters to you. It is the foundation that you build your life upon. You trust that God has a plan for you.
Liberal - Politics matters to you, and you aren't afraid to share your left-leaning views. You would never be caught voting for a conservative candidate.
Shy - You are often timid around others, though you will open up when the right person comes along.
Your date match profile:

Practical - You are drawn to people who are sensible and smart. Flashy, materialistic people turn you off. You appreciate the simpler side of living.
Conservative - Forget liberals, you need a conservative match. Political discussions interest you, and a conservative will offer the viewpoint you need.
Religious - You seek someone who is grounded in faith and who possesses religious values. You believe that a religious person can enhance your life.
Your Top Ten Traits

1. Religious
2. Liberal
3. Shy
4. Stylish
5. Adventurous
6. Traditional
7. Intellectual
8. Wealthy/Ambitious
9. Romantic
10. Big-Hearted
Your Top Ten Match Traits

1. Practical
2. Conservative
3. Religious
4. Adventurous
5. Intellectual
6. Traditional
7. Athletic
8. Outgoing
9. Sensual
10. Stylish

Take the Online Dating Personality Quiz at Dating Diversions
Got hooked on this from Shaolin Tiger.

Thursday, April 07, 2005

Snake? Snake?! Snake!!!!

Prototype of a Mecha

Having fun in the cockpit

Grandfather of Metal Gear?

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Calling All Stalkers...

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Description: Me at Fort Margherita with Kuching's Golden Triangle in the background.

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Björn, Benny, Agnetha & Frida (or how I got hooked on ABBA)

It was the album 'More ABBA Gold' that my family acquired more than ten years ago. Back then I was a curly-haired, butt wrapped in napkin boy. Mom said the first song I danced to is 'Mambo Rock'. Alright, it had nothing to do with ABBA but it's still important as a starting point for my indulgence in 70's music.

I need a time machine to get back to the future. Or go back and visit a disco, whatever suits me.

Favourite Songs: Knowing Me, Knowing You; Angeleyes; Thank You For The Music.

EDIT: This post was supposed to be published yesterday, but had some problems.

Save Your Kisses For Me - Brotherhood of Man

Though it hurts to go away
It's impossible to stay
But there's one thing I must say before I go
I love You --you know
I'll be thinking of You in most everything I do
Now the time is moving on
And I really should be gone
But You keep me hanging on for one more smile
I love You --all the while
With your cute little way
Will You promise that you'll save your

Kisses for me
Save all your kisses for me
Bye bye baby bye bye
Don't cry honey don't cry
Gonna walk out the door
But I'll soon be back for more

Kisses for me
Save all your kisses for me
So long honey so long
Hang on baby hang on
Don't You dare me to stay
Cause You know I'll have to say

That I've got to work each day
And that's why I go away
But I count the seconds till I'm home with You
I love You --it's true
You're so cute honey -gee
Won't You save them up for me -your

Kisses for me
Save all your kisses for me
Bye bye baby bye bye
Don't cry honey don't cry
Gonna walk out the door
But I'll soon be back for more

Kisses for me
Save all your kisses for me
So long honey so long
Hang on baby hang on
Don't you dare me to stay
Cause you know
You've got to save your

Kisses for me
Save all your kisses for me
Bye bye baby bye bye
Don't cry honey don't cry
Won't You save them for me
Even though you're only three...

Monday, April 04, 2005


HKPRO.COM--The Unofficial Website for the Uncompromising HK Enthusiast

Not much use if you're not an HK enthuasist ;)

My favourite weapons: G36E, MP7.

Sunday, April 03, 2005

The Pope Died

Saturday, April 02, 2005

I Am A Fool

Finally managed to get the titles to work properly. I thought I had to look under the templates page, but in reality it's just a drop-down menu in 'Settings -> Formatting'.

Another thing to bitch on: I can't search for codes in the template directly using the Find feature. Had to copy and paste the damned thing into notepad, find the code, change it and copy and paste it back into the goddamned box. Find feature should search boxes too, fool.

Moskau! Moskau!

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An uplifting song by the German group Dschinghis Khan, 'Moskau'. They came in the fourth place of the Eurovision Song Contest, but the song lives on!

View the video Here

The Pope Is Dying

Pray for him, no matter what religion or creed you're from.

Friday, April 01, 2005