Monday, 31 March 2008

Gargle Gargle.

So far I've tried 3 different types of Taiwanese-brand mouthwash... and for some reason they all taste of whiskey... (O_o)

Hmm... they might be onto something here...

Tuesday, 25 March 2008

No More Targets.

A week later, and somehow this lazy bum and fatass extraordinaire has actually made it into routine to goto the gym after work every day... Every. Day. (O_o)

Hence the new focus and the New Mission. Which is pretty handy as I've pretty much struck out 3 times already and was coming dangerously close to repeating a Japan Yr 1.5 scenario... Yahhh that wasn't pretty. Old habits. Bleugh.

Only originally joined to be able to say that I'd fulfilled my New Years resolution at the beginning of this year.

If you're gonna do anything worth doing... init, Newt? ;)

Saturday, 22 March 2008

I Love Bananas...

...coz they're sweet, I love 'em for their innate comedicness, I love 'em coz you can eat a bunch, feel full, yet not feel guilty.

And most of all, I love 'em coz they're still ultimately the Perfect Smoothie Ingredient.


Friday, 21 March 2008

This Is My Faith.

Timing is everything. I don't disagree.

But if it's right, then it doesn't matter if it's 6 months, a year, 10 years... it will still be right.

EDIT: But of course that's not to say that you should actually be silly enough to actually wait 10 years... if the moment is right there in front of you then ferchrissakes bite the crap outta it!

Wednesday, 19 March 2008

It's Official:

Do Bad Things, Good Things happen. (^^)v

Sunday, 16 March 2008

A Happy Place.

Aww sometimes all you need is a cool lil picture to brighten up the day.

My lil sister took this. She may actually have some talent, who knew? =P

Friday, 14 March 2008

Outta Character

I, Brian Lau, lazy bum and fatass extraordinaire, have just signed up to a gym...

What is the world coming to?!

Thursday, 13 March 2008

Aint It Just The Way.

(A quick NB: If you know me at all, then you'll know that the following subject is an entire world apart from the one I live in. But sometimes, Shit Happens.)

After living for 2yrs with the restrained civility of Japan and not seeing a single fist raised in anger...

Its a lil bemusing to acknowledge that I've been here just over 2months and have already witnessed as many machismo-hissyfits in as many months. Both times over the most stupidest of reasons - [And ain't that just always the case]. And both times started by complete surprise as the first swing always comes outta nowhere while everyone else was just chatting happy.

While it does take a special kinda stupidity to start a ruck over an accidental [and unknowingly!] spilt drink - I did find myself thinking afterwards that maybe men in general probably need this kinda testorative display of territorial grunty outburst every now and then. Maybe even more so in Asian guys.

One thing I did notice about Japan, was that although society values over there in general is extremely well structured and definitely designed to benefit all. The cracks tend to show up with the crimes, when they do happen, leaning more to the bizarre and twisted side. Over here it just comes down to good old fashioned slappy violence.

The other thing is that it really does allow you to find out where your most base tendencies truly lie:
Fight or Flight?

I've found that I fall in the category that sticks around and steps in between, making sure no harm comes to friends, while staying as invisible as possible until that inevitable announcement of;

"You guys get outta here, he's calling his friends out!"

Ahh, that never gets old. Bloody hell. (=.=)

So Fight or Flight...? Whichever one that Protect What Matters And Then Flee Together Like Crazy falls under.

I'm so damn happy that thats how I am. Coz I'm too pretty to be hit. (^^)v

Sunday, 9 March 2008

Toys II: The Prequel

For Newton. =)

Took me a week to find it, but I knew I had a pic of my first DinkyCam on my computer somewhere.

Hentai Camera the First on the left, Big Camera on the right, and a special appearance from my 10yr old webcam to boot. Good memories indeed. (^_^)

Wednesday, 5 March 2008


Walked back into my room after my shower tonite and just had the urge to snap the bunch of electronics on my desk. Coz they all looked so sweet and innocent, just sitting there, feeling all content and loved.......... What?!

Every one of these bits of kit are completely necessary... without which my travels over the years woulda completely different without the distraction of the headphones, the memories from the cameras, the contacts on the phone, the archive/contact/need for the laptop.

And even though I'm likely to forget my own sister's birthday (it's the same day as mine). I always seem to remember exactly where and when I got each of my babies from:

The phone from Dad's office, England, 2007. The camera from Akihabara, Japan, 2007. The laptop from online, England, 2005. The glasses from Whampoa, Hong Kong, 2004. The PSP from Mong Kok, Hong Kong, 2004.

And the camera I took this pic with? The one I refer to as my "Big Camera"? The one which still takes better pictures than my other much newer "Hentai Camera the Second"? Why this baby is from Best Buy, Cleveland Ohio, America, August, 2001.

If you're gonna hoard anything... might as well make it cool, shiny things. (^_^)