Wednesday, June 27, 2007

It's NOT the tools

It is the person wielding them.

The MONA LISA, using Paint. Yes, the dingy program that comes with your new computer, with your operating system.

Mac users, no, it's not Photoshop.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

I Give Up

This sums up the eternal mystery that is woman. Thank you sis.

"Women don't know what they want. But they know when what they want is missing."

Any way you look at it, gentlemen, we're screwed over 15 different ways to the moon.

Forget about understanding your woman/men. Just enjoy them.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

The Pursuit of Happyness?

"If there was a girl you like, would you pursue?"
"Within limits yes"
"Don't be a Singaporean, of COURSE it's within limits. But the question is would you pursue?"
"Yeah well, what the point of going so far out of the way during pursuit? Once you get the girl, how long can you sustain being at that level?"

"Ah, then it's about communication, it's about compromise, it's about the relationship."

And then I remember Hitch, "YOU are a very fluid concept right now."

Maybe, just maybe it is not the would or would not. But rather it is the "pursue" that needs a new definition. Oh, and the communication after of course.

PS. If you have not watched Hitch, watch it. If you have, watch it again. And take notes this time.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Thursday, June 14, 2007

The Secret of Dancing

Here are the truly important things when it comes to dancing.

"The first thing I'm going to teach you," said Siggy,"is the most important thing. I'm going to teach you how to ask someone to dance."

"Listen," she said. "Let's get something straight from the very beginning. When you ask someone to dance, you are NOT asking them to make love to you... You aren't asking them to marry you... Or go steady, or anything of the sort... It's communication, Nathaniel. It's a way to know someone."

"I'll tell you another secret," she said. "You can look right into someone's face without being embaressed... It takes some time, but you can look at someone without invading their space, without intruding; and without being intruded upon..."

~ Maggie Thomas, Broken Time

Steps? The steps are just the means to an end, and the right steps are really a rather subjective phenomenon. And frankly, steps aren't all that important after you get those other bits right.

What other lessons can we draw to other aspects of life? I'll just leave that to you. To get what I learnt out, you gotta pay. Prata, teh tarik, or a glass of whiskey.

Where no (Asian) Man has Gone before

To me, there are only 2, yes, 2 reasons why you should be watching Pirates of the Carribean, At World's End. None of which relate to Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightly OR Johnny Depp.

1. FINALLY, Singapore's acknowledged in Hollywood. "Welcome to Singapore," Chow Yunn Fatt says. What remains of the patriot in me swells with pride when I heard that booming in the cinema.

I'll go talk to my mate in STB to make him the new mascot of the tourism trade here.

2. The other, is truly groundbreaking. Decades of film tradition in Hollywood. Overturned in 3 sec. An ASIAN man FINALLY kisses a girl. On screen. Properly.

Think back on ONE movie where that has happened. And the answer is, NONE.

The fact that he was trying to rape her, is completely beside the point.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Making a Statement

Damn good song.

"Hor, she damn ballsy right?"
"Ballsy = Singaporean singing it"

How's about a concert at Hong Lim park. Anyone?

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Death by Talking

Of all the ways I thought I would die, I never thought I'd get talked to death.

I mean, it's ME. It's like trying to drown a fish in water.

And still, against all odds, I was this close to dying in a deluge of meaningless words, or reaching through the phone and causing massive bodily injury.

Shows. When you think you have reached your limit, you reach beyond and surprise yourself.

*pat pat pat* Well done, Edmund.

Thank you.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Rooting for not-so-Local Enterprise

Ok, for those of you who have been putting up adsense. Hear this.

Nuffnang is the local version of it, and what I really like is that it's a whole community concept, instead of just a purely business enterprise.

And hey, I'm all up for supporting local enterprise, even if it did start in Malaysia. So go check it out and show some lurve aight?

Finally... an end to all those frigging irrelevant ads about repentance, and Alcoholics Anonymous.

Proving a Point

Alright. This whole fitness craze has gone out the window.

When my friend tells me that she's taking pills just so she can be trim again by July, I decided that something's gotta be done.

Now I have always been an advocate of NOT going to the gym, and that the gym serves no purpose. So now I'm just gonna have to put my money where my mouth is.

For those of ya who have been hanging out with me, know that months of slacking off has ensured that some of my wardrobe's way too tight, and the sword is now a broadsword. So I am going to put this down.

1st July. 6 packs.

Sans Gym
Sans Crazy Ass Diet
Sans Fucked-up, Ridiculous body builder regimes.
Sans Expensive, Kill-me-to-look-good pills.

Oh, under 30 minutes of exercise in total, a day.

Place your bets right now. And make the counter-offer very attractive.

Monday, June 04, 2007

An Apple a Day

That's passe.

Now this is why keeping fit so much fun.

I wonder what would happen if the folks at the National Sports council took this into consideration when they design an upgrade to the Great Singapore Workout.