Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Question: My School times

Apparently, I got tagged by Aldrin. I dunno how did this tag thingy got started...but anyway, I'll play along...

How many schools did I go to?
Let’s see…it starts from Salvation Army Kindergarten, then SRB St. Thomas, then SRK Sri Subang Jaya, then SMK Subang Jaya, then SMK St. Thomas….You want to include my college and uni as well? Nah, that ain’t school.

Was I the studious nerd or the last-minute hero?
I don’t ever remember being a studiuos nerd…more like a gaming nerd :). So yea, I’m the last-minute hero…but half the time the hero fails…oh well.

Was I the class Tai Je or the teacher's pet?
Ohh…I’m neither actually. I’m usually the quiet boy in class. Serious.

What was the biggest rule I broke in school?
Don’t remember liao lo…I left school like…4 years ago? I remember breaking all the standard rules (liquid paper to long nails…at all nonsense), but I don’t remember doing anything big. Sigh, I regret not breaking more rules.

3 subjects I enjoyed:
English: Cause I ‘owned’ my Form 4 and Form 5 class in that subject lol! In fact, I gave the Science students a run of their money :)

Art: Cause it is fun and always a guarantee pass for SPM :)

Geography: Cause the teacher was fucking hot.

Commerce: Cause it is related to what I am studying now.

3 teachers that inspired me:
3 teachers only? I think none inspired me:P. Ugh, I can’t use my teachers during college/uni…wait, I remember:

Mr. Austin Pao:
My primary school teacher, which until this day and time I still clearly remember his face and his attitude. Funny enough, I don’t remember his teachings, but I remember his jokes on the class…and on me!
Once he made the whole class tease me by singing “Ah Moi cantik kahwin dengan Ah Pek” (A beautiful girl married to an old man) since I apparently hunch my back a lot. I used to find that insulting I guess…yes, I did cry, happy now? Another thing I remember was his “silent clapping”; basically put your index and middle together from each hand and clap them. He said it’s to acknowledge one’s genius/remarks without making the class noisy.

Classic.

If I can still remember him, then he’s really a good man. I don’t even know if he’s still around since he is quite old…:(

Mdm. Ong:
Oh man…she’s one of the toughest teacher I’ve ever met! She taught me Primary 6 Maths during my solo year in SRK Sri. Subang. I will always remember her “militaristic way of teaching”, also known as “one-rotan-one-mistake”. I remembered she was so disappointed with my crappy results on February 1996 that she told my mom to make me join her tuition. The results of her tuition from Hell? From a ‘C’ grade in February to an ‘A’ in my UPSR (major exam for 12 year olds). Now? Don’t bother…I can’t count for shit anymore and I’ll probably get her rotan in my anus if I meet her again.

“Get Tough” would be my inspiration from her.

Mr. Peter Foo:
Now, he’s not a teacher, but a (now former) principal of SMK St. Thomas. He’s not loved by the boys, but after seeing what he has done to the school today, he has my respect. Once St. Thomas was sort of “one of the last schools you want to send your boy to”. Now, it’s no doubt one of the top schools to go to. The school environment, once filled with just grass, now turns so an awesome garden. The school ID card, once required your passport photo, is now digital. All thanks to Mr. Peter Foo.

Now that’s what I call ‘Revolution’. What a change. I envy the St. Thomas boys today.

He may not be a teacher, but he sure indirectly taught me something: You want to change something you got to show it and prove it.

Who to tag?
You!

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Calendar Battle: March

Chiling Lin VS Kasumi Nakane

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Chiling Lin:-



As the “Daughter of Taiwan”, Chiling Lin is the face of Taiwan in the modelling industry. She started as a teen model about 10 years ago, and like many models, she was walking on the runway without fame…

…until Jerry Yan, a member of the famously-gay F4 (also known as Faggot 4, Fucking 4…press Alt-F4 if you really love this boy-band) found her that is. Since then, the Taiwanese media went crazy over Chilling, and her personality changed to suit her stardom. In 2004, she has earned about US $1,000,000 from promoting various products.



She’s not only a model, but a TV host as well. Chiling was the host for shows like “TVBS-G LA mode News”, “TVBS-G fashion track” and even the “Golden Melody Awards” in 2005. Not bad considering that she wants to be a TV news anchor in the future.

“Ling-Ling” is born on 29 November 1974, with the height of 174cm.

No doubt about, she is real hot! However, it is her heart-melting smile that probably got most boys excited. Why she decided to accept Jerry Yan is something I don’t understand though.



Would the smile of the Taiwanese model melt her opponent into submission though?



Kasumi Nakane:-



Not much I can find out about Kasumi to be honest. The only little information I can get is that she’s a Japanese celebrity whose best time of her career was in 1998, appearing in major forms of media (TV and magazines in particular). She might still be active in the entertainment industry in Japan [to be confirmed with my fellow Japanese friends].



Funny enough, her name appears in some sites related to pornography. Could she be an AV star?

Anyway, she is born on 3 April 1982 with the height of 164cm.
After looking more pictures of her, I have to say she sure has the legs, and she’s pretty cute. She’s the youngest of the girls in this Calendar Battle so far too (A difference of 12 years between Kasumi and Mariah). A lot of Kasumi in bikini’s by the way…so that’s a plus.



Can the Japanese cutie win? Let’s find out.

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Time to judge:-



Chiling Lin:

With the setting of the Western-design pillars (or a gate?), Chiling’s black dress and a white tablecloth, it gives me the perception that the theme is about a high-class dinner or a ball. Chiling’s pose, however gives me another perception: she looked like she’s having a serious debate/argument over someone at the opposite table. I supposed that pose is to make her look tough; hence she wasn’t smiling which is a sad thing. Look at her tummy though; I don’t think she’s pregnant is she? I like that small part of her thigh she revealed.

Photo Style: 6/10
Looks & Pose: 5/10

Kasumi Nakane:

Kasumi’s in a bikini. Nice, but…why is she posing at a window of a wooden house instead of a beach where that bikini belongs?? Not the wisest selection of background I must say, as it didn’t help enhance Kasumi’s beauty. Good thing she smiled, and that breast curve of hers is a plus. Her ass uncharacteristically the size of J.Lo sort of turns me off though.

Photo style: 3/10
Looks & Pose: 6/10

Overall:

Quite a close battle…Kasumi could have won it had she pose with a nicer background for her bikini, but in the end Chiling prevails 11 to 9. It is a bit disappointing for Chiling though, with her being a model, the “Daughter of Taiwan” and all that.

References:-
City Weekend China (http://www.cityweekend.com.cn/en/beijing/features/2005_15/chiling-lin-s-high-horse.html)
DramaWiki (http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Chiling_Lin)
Gz163.cn (http://ent.gz163.cn/celebrity/group1/star1502.htm)
Kasumi Nakane’s Unofficial Page (http://www.amy.hi-ho.ne.jp/kasumi/kasumi/prof.html)
Stars-Muzi.com (http://stars.muzi.com/stars/cc/english/25772,18008.shtml)
Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi-ling_Lin)
Zorpia.com (http://zorpia.com/cgi/album.cgi?album_id=229949&username=alfcael&start=all)

Monday, March 13, 2006

Something I heard on MSN Radio

There was this particular song I heard on MSN radio that I liked last night. Curious, I decided to read the lyrics of the songs.

This was what I've read:

Title : Cash Machine
Artist : Hard-Fi

Go to a cash machine
To get a ticket home
Message on the screen
Says don't make plans, you're broke
No, no this can't be right
I know that time is tight
I've only just been paid
Three weeks five days, til I'm seen
Right...
No...

I scratch a living, it ain't easy
You know it's a drag
I'm always paying, never make it
But you can't look back
I wonder if I'll ever get
To where I want to be
Better believe it
I'm working for the cash machine

I try to phone a friend
My credit's in the red
I try to skip the fare
Ticket inspector's there
No no, this can't be right
I live an honest life
It seems like sometimes
You don't cross the line
You don't get
By...
No...

I scratch a living, it ain't easy
You know it's a drag
I'm always paying, never make it
But you can't look back
I wonder if I'll ever get
To where I want to be
Better believe it
Yeah...

What am I gonna do
My girlfriend's test turned blue
We tried to play it safe
That night we could not wait
No no, this can't be right
She said it would be alright
I can't afford to be a daddy
So I leave tonight...
No...

I scratch a living, it ain't easy
You know it's a drag
I'm always paying, never make it
But you can't look back
I wonder if I'll ever get
To where I want to be
Better believe it
I'm working for the cash machine
Cash machine
Cash machine ...

There's a hole in my pocket, my pocket, my pocket
There's a hole in my pocket, my pocket, my pocket
There's a hole in my pocket, my pocket, my pocket
There's a hole in my pocket
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah


By www.absolutelyrics.com



This is a cute song indeed. :)

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

What is my perfect major?

Apparently, I should have studied...

You scored as Theater. You should be a Theater major! Like a bohemian actress, you are seasoned and confident and not afraid to express yourself!

Theater

100%

Art

92%

Journalism

83%

Philosophy

67%

English

67%

Sociology

67%

Psychology

58%

Linguistics

58%

Anthropology

50%

Dance

50%

Mathematics

42%

Biology

33%

Engineering

33%

Chemistry

8%

What is your Perfect Major? (PLEASE RATE ME!!<3)
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Theater eh? Honestly speaking, I do have a very strong interest in it as much as my current majors of Public Relations and Advertising. If there is any chance that there is an audition that doesn't require me to sing, I'm more than happy to go for it!

But then, like Art (my former course by the way) I got to be the best among the best to really be one of the rich and famous celebrities. Not like my parents see theater as a good career line to begin with.

As for Journalism, I had took up journalism subject itself and enjoyed it, so I guess it's nothing much.

Chemistry? Fuck that. I see only the chemistry between people. Even then that's sociology/psychology.

Ugh, I'm got ill...damn flu that was passed by my housemate.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Wine Session: 5th February 2006

A month ago, a friend of mine invited my brother and me to his house-warming party (awesome interior design by the way!). With the party in mind, my brother suggested that we should get our friend a couple of bottles of wine. Although at the time I was doing my best to boycott most types of alcohol (read the trauma here), I couldn’t resist having a session of wine-drinking I used to do with my former housemates in Brisbane.

So we went to Denise Wine nearby Sarawak Plaza. There were other wine shops around Kuching, but Denise to me is the place that knows their product the best. Though I still wish they could at least keep some Peter Lehmann brand.



We look around the shop for quite a while and we decided on the following wines:-



Wolf Blass Red Label Cabernet Merlot (2003) & Beringer White Zinfandel (2003)

Now, in more details:-

Wolf Blass Red Label Cabernet Merlot (2003)



This was the wine I’ve recommended for the party. Introduced by my good friend Joshua since I was living with him in Brisbane, I sure know how this one tastes like.


No, I wasn't drunk when I took this photo.

I’m not the best wine critic here, but to me, this wine was not that sweet nor is it bitter. In other words, it had a nice taste, especially the aftertaste. My brother, once sceptical of this Australian brand, now sees Wolf Blass in a more positive light.

Beringer White Zinfandel (2003)



My brother recommended this wine. Brighter than the Cabernet Merlot, the White Zinfandel was quite sweet to my taste. I do like this American product and hopefully I am able to find this in Brisbane.



Should you be new to wine-tasting, then I would suggest this wine as the starting point.

Of course, we weren’t the only ones that brought wine to the party. Three other bottles of wine were introduced to us as well, starting with:

Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet (2004)



The Denise Wine in Kuching had a shelf full of Penfolds’ range. Assuming that it might be popular and it might taste well, I had high expectations with this particular Penfolds wine. Honestly speaking, I was disappointed with this Shiraz Cabernet. Somehow it was tad too spicy for my liking.

Then there was this:-

Caliterra Cabernet Sauvignon (2003)


Chris: "89 Points...out of 1000!"

I can only describe this wine from Chile in one word: Crap. It’s so bad that I felt like puking halfway through my glass. 89 Points my ass la. Avoid this at all cost, seconded by my brother. Well, if you still insist on buying it, go ahead. We didn’t say we didn’t warn ya.

By the time we went for our final bottle, I wasn’t much in the mood to drink anymore. Still, I had to test this one out:-

Something Else Western Cape (2003)



So unpopular was this brand that I couldn’t find any information on this on the Internet! Well, considering that the name of this wine was quite corny (Something Else??) and that the cover looked ‘cheap’, not to mention that this was brought by someone my brother and I were bias enough to think he knew little about wine. The odds were well against this wine…but surprisingly, it tastes better than that Chilean crap.

So there you go…five different wines and five different tastes. While everyone has their different views, I would say that the Beringer White Zinfandel was the star of the night, the Wolf Blass Red Label Cabernet Merlot was close too. The rest…well, not worth mentioning.

I almost forgot. There were other two stars of the party.

One was Danone™ Jacob’s ™ box (which was just keropok inside).


I can imagine Jacob's Wine coming out in the future.

The other was Mazda RX-7.




P/S: The Valentine's Day entry is now fully updated. Click here to read.

References:-
Beringer (http://www.beringer.com/beringer/catalog/view_product.jsp?product_id=1129&cat_id=1027)
Caliterra (http://www.caliterra.cl/eng/wine/var_caliterra_cabernetsauvignon.asp)
Danone (http://www.danone.com)
Denise Wine (http://www.denisewine.com/home/home.asp)
Mazda (http://www.mazda.com)
Penfolds (http://www.penfolds.com/collection/koonunga/default.asp)
Peter Lehmann (http://www.peterlehmannwines.com.au/Default.aspx?p=3)
Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keropok)
Wolf Blass (http://www.wolfblass.com.au/brands/wolfblass/wines/wolfblassTN.asp?item=233442)

Thursday, March 02, 2006

When you combine…



IndoMie® Mee Goreng Segera Thai Tom Yum & Sambal Udang

You get…


This...

And then it becomes…


This.

It’s really nice actually. I’m serious. It’ll taste even better with the eggs.

Blame it on Yeo's 'CAMPUR' concept.

....


Sigh. I miss watching football on ESPN.


References:-
Inside Jakarta (
http://www.insidejakarta.com/Recipes/Inside%20Jakarta%20-%20Instant%20Noodles.htm)
Yeo's (
http://www.yeos.com.my/promotion/index.php)