Saturday, 26 May 2007


I think sometimes we forget the most amazing gems...
...just so that we can discover them again...

Thursday, 24 May 2007

Wednesday, 23 May 2007

"Very High Masculinity" WTF?! (O_o)

Stealing this from Ed coz its actually kinda cool... =P

Coupla excerps that resonates in particular...

- The full spectrum of possibilities in the world intrigues you—you're not limited by pre-conceived notions of how things should be.

- Problem-solving is a specialty of yours, owing to your persistence, curiosity, and understanding of how things work.

- Your vision allows you to identify what's missing from a given situation, and your creativity allows you to fill in the gaps.

- Your awareness of how things function gives you the ability to come up with new uses for common objects.

- It is more interesting for you to pursue excitement than it is to get caught up in a routine. (HELL YEA!)

- Although understanding details is not difficult for you, you specialise in seeing the bigger picture and don't get caught up in specifics.

- You believe that if you want to get something done, it is best to do it yourself.

- In your experience, other people are not always completely dependable, so you generally rely on yourself and only a few close others.

- Despite your independence, you are not a closed-minded person who makes hasty judgments about others. You know that it isn't always easy to walk in other people's shoes.

- Your vision of the world is complex – your values are not set in stone. Instead, you are able to change your beliefs as you learn new information

Saturday, 19 May 2007


I know I shouldn't be... but I'm so hot for this movie right now...


Tracey Touchings...

There's something deeply satisfying about touch typing with freshly-clipped fingernails...

Thursday, 17 May 2007

Darkside Rambles.

Why is it always that evil characters are more fun?
To play, to watch, to love, to talk about, to be.


Good people have morals, morals are otherwise known as boundaries, boundaries are otherwise known as limitations. Limitations are good. But limitations always eventually become boooooring...

Evilness on the otherhand, has free reign over erm... everything... it has no rules, no boundaries, it has "jee yow" <-- chinglish. And so is inherently more sexy to be around anyways. But it also has its drawbacks - total freedom is actually pretty boring in itself as well... (¬_¬)

Moral Grey Areas: That's the key, good, but not too good, evil, but not too evil.

Huh... in other words...
Vote Liberal Democrats! (^_^)

Tuesday, 15 May 2007

Whoosh Bang

A lightning bolt just popped a power line just as I happened to look out the window just as my particular carriage on my particular train happened to pass that particular point at that particular time when it went to strike.

If I was a deeper soul I should probably inject some meaning into the amount of convergence needed for me to witness such an event...

"Holy crap did you feel that bang?!?"

Monday, 14 May 2007

My sister is Indian.

Shireen is taking a break from her Saintly duties of helping orphans in Vietnam and staying at my place for the month... she's very brown... and hairy.

And also... I recently logged back into my xanga account for nostalgia's sake, only to find that I've actually gained 5 subscribers since abandoning it on Christmas Day last year. What the hell!?

Tuesday, 8 May 2007

Muchness of hectic things. Downtime welcome.

Stealing this from the deliciousness that is Emma and coz I haven't done one of these poncey bloggy quiz things for a while...

Fun is most important in your life.
Having a high focus on fun indicates that you value your own enjoyment over anything else. And there is nothing wrong with that. Your motto is we're here for a good time - not a long time.

Life Piechart -

Take this quiz

Monday, 7 May 2007


"It always boils down to the same thing: you roll the dice, or you walk away"
- Hustle, 401

Dammit I hate that feeling when you realise you just gotta stop rolling... (>_<)

Saturday, 5 May 2007

There's No Rush.

I have an occasional student, he's nearing his sixties in age, wears good suits, charismatic and owns something like 10 different companies in various industries. So he's a pretty successful businessman. One of the topics we often talk about is the subject of his friends passing the retirement age - finally being able to put their work down and spend the rest of their years playing golf, going travelling and all rest of that good stuff we hope to reach one day.

Most of them died within the first two years of retiring...

He tells me that his friends were hardworking, successful people who suddenly found themselves with all this free time to do their own thing, no burdens, no worries. Only without a job or real purposeful target to focus on, their minds become lax and their bodies eventually won over. I guess there's only so much golf you can play before it loses its meaning. Thats why the man doesnt want to retire, he plans to stay busy with his businesses even after he hands the reigns over to his sons. I enjoy his lessons coz I can relate - both my grandparents on my mum's side still get up at 6am everyday to goto work... and they past 70 many many moons ago now...

Its weird that when we're working, we look forward to the holidays... but when we have just a lil too much holiday, we tend to end up wishing that we had something worthwhile to do - something with a bit of meaning. Life is partly about distracting ourselves from the boredom sometimes.

Hence my greedy approach to life, I wanna be able to experience everything. But I definitely don't want to have achieved everything I wanna achieve before I'm 30. I know people who are well on their way to doing so, and its definitely great that they can - I both admire them for their dedication to be able to get to where they are in life and naturally jealous. Coz they're usually richer than me, and my mum likes to use these people as examples as to why I should hurry up and get back and get a Real Job... (0.o)

I don't wanna get to where I'm going too fast coz I'm having too much fun getting there in the first place. The buzz comes from the transitions between two points, it's about the journey and all that. Humans define the world by contrast; we see objects by finding the edges, we hear melodies by hearing the different notes. And we only truly appreciate something when we have knowledge about just how far its opposite is. Or in other words, to use my fav analogy:

You don't know the true meaning of relief until that point where you go pee. After having to hold it in for a week.

[And swinging back from that tangent...] Now I can definitely understand why people wanna marry young, why they'd feel like they wanna settle down and start a family. Its not a bad dream; getting the job, having the family, growing old in the safe haven that you've created yourself. Maybe just 20yrs ago, this ideal would have been pretty clear - people saw the world around them and it wasn't difficult to see how they could make their own place within it. It's an ideal that has been built upon generations of familial structure and eons of primeval instinct. However, the world back then was a lot bigger than the world we live in today.

Today we have global travel available on a whim, ideas and information spreads worldwide in minutes and hours, a more prevalant attitude in people to become more aware of the things that happen beyond what they can just see and hear about. I don't think we're any less curious than our parents and grandparents. I think we have more opportunities available to us in this generation than at any other time before us. If my grandparents could visit as many places as we can now when they were young, I have no doubt that they would have.

I do wanna get settled down one day, marry my hot 19yr old wife, have my eight kids, build my army, etc. But dammit there's too much before I wanna do before then. Soooooo many experiences to err... experience.

Besides, my wife hasn't been born yet.

Some of my students sometimes tell me that while they agree with the mentality, they're afraid that they'll leave it too late and then get too old to play with their kids like a young family should. I then tell them about my grandad who went paragliding at 60...

No such thing as too old. (^_^)v


Dammit if I was a better at crafting the ponderings I have when I'm in the shower into words - this coulda been one of the sexiest essays ever (=.=)

Thursday, 3 May 2007


Don't you just love it when two loves from two separate worlds come together in sweet sweet harmony?! (^_^)v