July 09, 2005
elfonse wrote about teaching his mother to use a computer:
Something very out of the norm had been occupying my evenings over the weekend.
I was teaching my mother how to use a PC.
Mother's little first lesson was going to be peppered with abrupt, constipated silences as I struggle to squeeze out Mandarin names for all the crucial elements of PC-usage.
"First, you need to understand the concept of chu chuang."
Fuah, not bad. I was glad that I was acquainted with the savvy, brand-correct name of Windows. Sardonic laughter rang out in the back of my mind at the thought of actually introducing Windows by its direct-translation, 'chuang kou'.
July 07, 2005
Yan experienced 10 minutes of fame as a model ...
When he said 'school campaign', it immediately crossed my mind that they were probably on a tight budget. I definitely didn't see any extra light posts (or whatever you called them) that you'd expect to see at photoshoots. So no make-up artists, no production assistant, no nothing. They had to do with what they had.
If your model doesn't show up, grab someone off the streets.
July 02, 2005
July 01, 2005
Malaysian blogger Lucia Lai, author of Mental Jog, has decided to let her blog speak for itself.
Lucia says: For the first time since blogging for 21 months, today i'm gonna shut up and let my blog speaks instead.
hi there! my name is mental jog and i am a blog...i am a blog and my owner is a not so young short lady named lucia lai. she is non techie savvy and html challenged, that's why you see i don't look beautiful.
June 29, 2005
Trompe L'oeil recounts his experience when he was approached by a guy in Brunei.
I suddenly noticed a malay guy beside me, with the most benign smile plastered on his face...Then he reached out and grabbed my hand...It could have been customary for Bruneians to make new friends that way? My brain wasn't making sense of the situation then...
June 27, 2005
So the boy's dad shoves the catalogue to his son, and said very loudly, "Nah, boy, you ownself choose. Choose already, let the auntie know. Can only choose 2 games hah, nothing more."
To which I very nearly wanted to unplug my cash register and throw it in his face. HELLO UNCLE! I'm young enough to be your daughter and you call me an auntie?!
But business is business. I smiled with my teeth bared (roarrrrrrrrrrrrr) and the boy ended up buying the games he wanted and left, but not before his dad admonished him with, "Hey, you never say thank you to the auntie, she help you choose games you know." And the boy looked up and beamed at me with such happiness, "Thank you VERY MUCH, Auntie!"
Auntie Squarenails hates being called Auntie.
June 20, 2005
Eddy Neo said:
Despite my discomfort, I knew my decision to jog was a damn good one the moment I saw her running towards me. My Sweet-Young-Thing-Alarm went into over-drive: her hair was in a ponytail, she looks like she's in her early twenties, and she was in a pair of shorts so short and pink I panted even harder involuntarily.
Eddy "Bubblemunche" Neo is back. Nuff said.
June 17, 2005
Insaintity shared a story relating to the SAF:
A few seconds before lowering the flag on his duty, [Darren, on duty] receives a call from his superior over his mobile, asking him to hurry back to do something "really important".
"Johnnie (name [of supervisor] changed to protect identity), I'm suppossed to be lowering the flag now."
Later, when he goes up to the office, Johnnie asks Darren:
"That plant's not had water for quite a while. D'ya think you can water it?"
"You called me right before I was suppossed to lower the flag to water a plant?! Argh. Whatever."
Darren walks over to the plant.
"Johnnie... it's PLASTIC."
Makes you wonder what your tax dollars are paying for, yeah?
June 16, 2005
June 15, 2005
June 14, 2005
Model Citizen said:
Just when you thought the communist witchhunt was a thing of the past...
Sorry, you cannot work here if you are a Commie.
June 14, 2005
June 13, 2005
June 13, 2005
So anyway, in an effort to promote and further improve the interaction between Singaporean and Malaysian blogs, I (once again) made use of my rusty programming skills and came up with another mini game. This one is heavily inspired by the stupid personality test like "Which Pokemon Character Are You?" that some people post on their blogs.
Its another equally stupid personality test called "Which Singaporean Blogger Are You?"
too bad, you can't skip question 10 :D
June 10, 2005
Leonard Png said:
Talked about happening when chatting on MSN Messenger with the web-cam feature on, recently when I went to a website to download songs, I came across this Korean flash file (which was posted by someone else) where a woman chatting on MSN-ing her friend with the web-cam 'ON', however her house phone rang and she answer the phone thus leaving her PC to idle
Well, the author is Singaporean and the post is interesting, that is, the flash file is also very interesting!
June 10, 2005
It turns out that at least one of the students I currently teach lives a stone's throw from me. She shyly asked about it a few days ago, to which my immediate response was: "Have you seen me around, in my old spectacles and dressed like an auntie, at the coffeeshop or something?"
You may think only celebs have to make sure they don't go out in their ratty home clothes, but even teachers have that problem. Life in a fishbowl, so hard!
June 09, 2005
Molly Meek, a patriotic Singaporean, has some suggestions for gahmen:
4. Legalize gay parties. Since gays have parties and have AIDS soon after that, let them party and die. This way, Singapore would be rid of a deviant population of people who lack conservative Asian values. After all, one is not born a gay but is made a gay. Getting rid of gays (or rather, allowing them to die out via natural selection) is a good way to stop people from being made gays.
June 08, 2005
as i re-read the article, i kept noticing the similarity between my story above and the synopsis of other erm girlie novels that i read like .. Sophie Kinsella and Wendy Holden.
Suddenly, i feel like a female protagonist, one who starts out everything going wrong for her, well almost everything and then gradually smoothens life out little by little through a series of disaster.
June 08, 2005
Talking Cock said:
Of course, since TalkingCock didn’t (and doesn’t) make any money, we boh pian have to do another low budget production. As such, we would be very grateful for donations of equipment for the production. (Actually, no need to give. Lend also can. We’ll gratefully accept loans of the stuff for our 3 month production period.) All donors will get a ‘special thanks’ credit in the film, and who knows? Maybe even an invitation to come on set as an extra!
Help out filmmakers lah!