We usually top up petrol on the weekend. But the price of fuel is just ridiculous .
We usually top up petrol on the weekend. But the price of fuel is just ridiculous .
Ok, forgive me if there are some grammatical and spelling errors in this post, but I am seriously buzzed right now. Spent the day shopping for a new phone today, and finally settled on the Motorola V3 Razor. Sweet, sweet looking phone. I’ll post pictures of it (and the pictures of my absolutely crap made-in-Singapore phone) when I’m not so pissed drunk.
Dinner was Pork Chops marinated in god-knows-what-but-tastes-great from Cold Storage with Instant Mashed Potatoes and Alfafa Sprouts tossed with Blasamic Vinegar. Drinks was a 2003 Gewurztraminer by Preiss-Zimmer from Carrefour. Great nose, so-so taste but at 13% vol (of which I polished most of) it gave the both of us quite a buzz…
Just gotta remember to feed the dogs before we stagger off to bed
Ok, bye for now; gonna have a shower to try to sober up before meeting the rest of the guys online for some gaming. Maybe a shower will do the trick (yeah, right!)
The weekend is finally here!
Ugh… I think I slept for 12 hours straight last night. Got home, walked the dogs, made some dinner and was showered and ready for bed at 10pm… and I woke up at 10 this morning. Lord knows, I needed the rest over the past week.
Anyway, time’s a-wastin’; on with the show!
In the B&O:
+Black Eyed Peas: Monkey Business
+Basement Jaxx: The Singles
+GoTan Project: La Revancha Del Tango Gonna go pick up some dance moves, and go dance the night away!
In the PSP:
+Gorillaz: Feel Good Inc.
+Rx: My Name is Rx
+Teddybears STHLM: Cobrastyle
+Mint Royale: Singin’ In The Rain
In the DVD:
+Initial D: 4th Stage
Movies to Catch:
+Initial D: The Movie
+The Legend of Zorro
+Lord of War
+Herbie: Fully Loaded Damn. We missd this one.
+The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
+V for Vendetta
We finally got around to eating the mooncake we got from China Town, and now I understand why wifey is so crazy about this particular store - the stuff is really excellent! Coupled with some tea, we had an enjoyable evening just chilling. Sometimes, old traditions are still the best; after all, it did take a couple of thousand years to get Chinese Culture where it is today
Tai Thong Cake Shop
35, Mosque Street
Have not been updating for a while… so let’s start with the things closest to my heart (or stomach) FOOD!
But will you look at the colour of that veggie?!? Sooooo yummy! I getting hungry again…
Gotta run, it’s been a busy week, and it looks like it going to get worse before it gets better.
Well, it’s been 4 days since Monsieur came to stay with us, and we have discovered that he’s a very timid boy… the slightest noise will startle him. Also, he’s a very affectionate dog, and will find every opportunity to climb into our laps and look at us with his soulfull eyes.
I suppose that being a Show Dog, he’s had a rather sheltered life. And now, living with us in a relatively “noiser” environment, he’s taking a while to adjust. We shall see how he takes the next few weeks… afterall, Stanley was very well-behaved when he first came as well, and now he’s an absolute brat!
I’m totally hooked on what is probably the Greatest TV show Never Aired: Global Frequency. We managed to catch the pilot episode of the never released TV show… nope, I don’t have it, and nope, I won’t say where you can get hold of it - piracy is bad children - *BUT* if you do manage to get a copy… Wow. Pity only one episode was ever made… perhaps I’ll try to hunt down the comics?
We went to collect Mon Cakes at China Town today, tomorrow being the Mid-Autumn Festival, a fine excuse for kids of all ages to indulge in the inner pyromaniac in them. Wifey loves the “Ice-Skin” type and I love the Lotus Paste filling types and luckily we both prefer them without the egg yolks, so it’s not a problem to buy the stuff. Strangely enough, I didn’t know that it’s traditional for the kids to buy the moon cakes for parents come the festival. Oh well, you learn something new every day! Anyway, lunch was Dim Sum at the Mouth Restaurant in Chinatown Point, cheap, tasty and very, very filling. In all, a great way to spend $20.21 for Char Siew Buns, Har Gao, Steamed Carrot Cake and Century Egg porridge.
Hmm… now, according to this:
1) My IQ is “Frighteningly High” (I hope so… all that money and time spent on educationbetter be worth something)
2) I’m a “Computer Geek” (No arguement there :p )
3) My strength is “I never need to Sleep” (Wifey seems to think so)
4) My Weakness is “Alcohol” (Err… actually it’s shiny new gadgets)
4) I think that normal people are “Stupid” (Morons! I’m surrounded by morons!)
5) Normal people think that I’m “Deranged” (I prefer the term “Reality-Challanged”)
It’s been almost a week between updates, but then again, why rack my brains to write something when there’s nothing much to write about?
Born of American bloodlines, he was raised by a Frenchman in South Africa before coming over to our sunny shores early this year. On Dream Chambers suggestion, I shall try my hand in the next Show on 6 Nov 05, with our guest… which explains why we now have 3 furkids in the household.
Monsieur is really sweet natured, but then again Whippets tend to be easy-going and laid-back. Plus, he’s absolutely gorgeous; when Jenssen dropped him off last night, we were totally struck dumb by his star-quality looks. Tess, our girl, while being of almost the same colouring and patterning, now fades into the background… looks like she’s going to need more personality to get any attention in the future!
Wifey was rather adamant that if we were to keep him, we’re goning to need a bigger house! Preferably something with a garden for the dogs to run around, rather than through the house as is the case is now…
Now this, is downright useful… it may not impress hardened tech junkies, but to the average joe on the street, this may be a (geek)god-send. Some examples:
The list goes on… so take a look!
And now, how *NOT* to start a Flash Mob
Charlotte’s asking for an anti-fundie meme, tomorrow at 10:30am, Outside Eng Wah Cinemas / The Rock @ Suntec City. Now, all you have to do is to bring along a book that promotes… well, “independent” thought.
Not that I have anything against religion per se, but I’ve always held religion to be something of a mental “crutch” for those who cannot face reality by their lonesome. The universe is a cruel, cruel place, Children, and the earlier you realise that you’re all alone out there and there’s no one else to help you, the faster you can start helping yourself.
But it must be said that ever since we passed the Millennium, and the Judgement Day did not come as promised, it seems that there are lesser
morons *TRUE BELIVERS* out there on the streets preaching and trying to get you to join their church. Used to be I couldn’t walk five steps in Orchard Rd without being accosted by someone trying to “Save My Soul”.
Funny thing is, when I try to put my version across they just clam up and walk away… why is it that people who want to share their religious views, usually don’t want to share yours?
I kinda did a double-take on seeing this article. Processor speed at 6.8GHz? And a whole TB of non-volatile RAM? Seems too good to be true, but if it is… I think it’s goning to change the way we do computing. A closer look at the company’s webpage revealed a closer look at some of the parts… surprisingly the connector looks for all the world like a jack from my earphones.
Exciting times ahead.
And now a little something less serious
You Are a Life Blogger!
Your blog is the story of your life - a living diary.
If it happens, you blog it. And make it as entertaining as possible.
Came across the prototype of the e-Paper developed by Phillips. Fully rolled out, it measures 5 inches, with a screen resolution of a 320 pixel by 240 pixel monochrome screen . Inactive, it rolls up into a package about 4 inches by 2.5 inches by an eighth of an inch. Talk about the bleeding edge of technology!
Dog food… not coming…
We finally figured out why the dog food wasn’t being delivered. JuzPetz is closing down their operations, and so we’re gonna have to kiss the delivery service goodbye.
So now the search is on for another online petshop with delivery services… and where the heck are we going to find Bone-a-Mints for SDG$1.90 each?!?
Mmmm… it’s been a great day, wifey picked me up with the dogs in tow after my duty this morning, and as we were in Bukit Timah, it’s off to the Botanical Gardens we go for brunch; Les Amis… well ok, it’s actually the Café at the Visitor’s Centre and not Au Jardine, but brunch was good!
Here’s mine: The Cafe Set of Eggs, Hashbrown, Bacon, Tomato, Juice and Tea, as well as a side of toast.
Wifey had French Toast, made from Raisin bread, no less!
Grilled Portabello Mushrooms with tomato and cheese topping, with a Smoked Bratwurst with Honey Mustard Sauce (thanks Angie!), served on a salad tossed with Balsamic Vinegar and Olive Oil. Drinks were Ribena and some Port after.
Wifey’s verdict? Excellent!
Recipie for Grilled Portabello Mushroom with Tomato & Cheese
1) Heat 2 teaspoons of oilve oil in a pan with the garlic and onions on medium heat. Add tomatoes and season with sugar and a pinch of salt. Set aside.
2) Clean and brush Portabello mushrooms with Oilve Oil on both sides. Spoon the tomatoes on top of the mushrooms. Sprinkle Parmesan followed by Monzzarella cheese on top.
3). Arrange mushrooms on toasting tray and place under the grill on low heat for 8~10 minutes, or until cheese melts.
Serves 2!. Enjoy
And so went the opening line of William Gibson’s book, Neuromancer…
Why the sudden mention of this? Simple, I’ve been reading the accounts of what’s happening in New Orleans as the survivors deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the chaos, looting by armed gangs and pictures of the city in ruins reminded me of nothing be the dystopian future painted by the books Gibson and other cyberpunk authors. Of interest is the weblog published by DirectNIC company, who are staying on in their offices and reporting with webcams about the destruction going on around them.
It is sad that thirst, hunger and the lack of aid to the affected areas are turning people into looters and armed gangs, requiring hardened soldiers from Iraq, with shoot-on-sight orders to supress. This is something many people would have never thought of happening in America ~ perhaps in Aceh after the Tsunami hit early this year or some other third-world country, but the States?!? After all this is over, it might be time for them to have another good hard look at the Second Amendment, and the Gun Control Law?
For those who might want to help the hurricane victims, go to the Wikimedia Foundation