Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
So, I guess it's that time of the year once again, to make another new set of exciting resolutions (or recycle old ones) for the incoming year.
NO. 2: To buy, collect & watch more non-mainstream local, European & Asian movies. My collection at the moment is pitiful. Watch out Da-Huang! Here I come!
NO: 3: To explore anime again. You can tell from my old VHS collection that I am dangerously close to falling into the uncle category.
NO. 4: To pick up photography as a hobby once again. I left photography 15 years ago although I still have my old Canon EOS & it's still working. Recent circumstances have allowed me to buy a new DSLR (cos I forgot to bring my Nikon Coolpix to KL & Australia).
NO. 5: To start collecting comics again. I'll be hunting for anything by Frank Miller & Alan Moore.
NO. 6: To start keeping up with the Japanese & Korean music scene. I am dying for a Yuna Ito CD. And those soppy romantic Korean songs.
NO. 7: To learn French & Korean. I bought a set of French for Dummies CDs & I've been practising in the car.
NO. 8: To stay healthy, keep fit, eat well, sleep well. To run at the very least, once a week, if twice is not possible.
NO. 9: To keep on travelling. Possible destinations for next year to include Melbourne, Sydney, Vietnam & maybe Beijing.
The bottomline is for me to get myself really organised & disciplined so that I can enjoy the best of my health & regain my enjoyment & zest in life & what it has to offer.
Friday, December 26, 2008
If you're wondering, yes, I do have the Christmas tree & the festive-appropriate decors all set up & about. I just thought that since all Christmas trees & decors look more or less alike in every house, I wouldn't need to post the pictures here.
However, this little bugger is different. When I first got it as a present, I thought that it was a crib with baby Jesus & the Three Wise Men.
But when I looked at it more closely, I realised that I was wrong. The Three Wise Men were replaced by the three watercolour tubes, & baby Jesus was replaced by three wires modelled to look like paint brushes!
I just hope that the recycled materials were not really USED. I hope that he didn't use those toothpicks before. And I also hope that nobody stuck those ice-cream sticks up somewhere before.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
And in KL, I'd usually put up at Cititel Hotel Midvalley, which is like next door to the Megamall where you can find almost everything without having to step out of it. So that actually minimises my train rides.
However, when I was down under in Melbourne, I had to take the train everyday cos that was the only way for me to get to get to where I wanted to go.
It's pretty easy to understand the train system. To know which train to take, you'd need to know where the train stops.
And once you know that, you can check the display to find out which platform you'd need to go to, by looking for the name of the final destination.
The display board will tell you which train platform to go to & the time of departure (if it's on time).
And you'd go where it tells you to go.
You can either purchase that at the manned ticket counter, or you can buy it off this robotic machine.I've always found the buttons too many too fast too furious, too many too confused, so I just get my tickets from the counter. If you're coming from the jungle like me, that makes things a lot less complicated.
With this baby, I could ride anything on the face of Melbourne. It covers anything that moves - trains, trams, buses, horse, ship, helicopter. I like to move it, move it.
And with that, I was on my way to wherever I was going.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
I was drinking this in Melbourne & I thought it was just another bottle of water like any... until I took a good look at the bottle. Holy Molly. It was just another bloody water!
This company must have paid a bloody lot of money for the bloody copywriters.
Unlike the other water bottle packaging, this one is devoid of colours & graphics, & was just so full of text. I could have copied the text & typed it out nicely for this post. But the truth of the matter is that I'm lazy.
It makes bloody good companion, whenever you're bloody thristy, & when you're waiting for bloody someone at a bloody train station, & when you forget your bloody book, then you can pass the bloody time reading the bloody words on the bloody bottle.