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Friday, April 18, 2008

The Iron Man

I've never liked this bugger. I've always thought that Tony Stark belonged to the most boring 'superhero' category in the enitre Marvel comics universe.

He was into booze.

He was sleazy.

He had all the women.

And to cap it off, he was dang rich, richer than Ting Pek Khing.

I guess he had everything that we do not have. And he didn't come off as such a nice person. And that just qualifies him into someone we'd love to hate.

Plus he didn't have any REAL superpowers.

But, he had the technology.

Come to think of it, wouldn't that be like Bill Gates?

They're both similar in every way, except the booze & the women part. Bill Gates ain't gettin' none of that.

Imagine if Bill Gates was a superhero... or maybe it's better not to think about it at all.

So naturally, when I found out about the new Iron Man movie, I wasn't that excited lah.

Plus the movie poster wasn't that appealing anyway. Well, that was before the new trailer came out.

Waisay. So very the satt. Iron Man shall be smash the box office.

And more cooler than that is the PS3 game from SEGA!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Nutty Japanese Nuts

The Japanese might go nuts from time to time, but you've got to admit that they're highly creative & artistic people, despite their ironic tendency to conform to rules & society.

So since I'm on the subject of Japanese & nuts, I've just got to share this with you. It's like I've found this great Eureka-like discovery.

I saw this at Choice the other day and I grabbed it, despite the fact that it costed me RM13.50 for one can, & that the manufacturer wasn't Japanese at all. But there were some Japanese writing there, so that was good enough for me baby.

This is what inside the can looks like. Psychedelic coolness man.

It reminded me of the kailedoscope. Remember the little tube-like toy?

When you rotate it, you'd see repeating patterns appearing & disappearing. It's fun. You could do that for hours & waste your life away.

See the resemblance with the can of nuts?
No? Sorry. I might have been a little carried away.

The exciting thing about a can of Japanese nuts is the variety. There's the spicy ones which I call Fire nuts. And this is how one's nuts look like when they're on fire.

Then there's the fire-up-the-nose green peas in wasabi.

They reminded me of the Hulk.

I guess that's how he feels most of the time, with fire up his nose, & also up his somewhere else.

Then there's the cracker balls with sesame seed.

I think the post war effect must have had quite an impact on the Japanese psyche. It would seem off hand that they still draw their inspiration from that experience.

I call this one the Mushroom Cloud cracker.

See what I mean?

Oh I almost forgot this last one. It's a rice cracker with a seat belt.

But then again, it'd probably look like something else depending on how you look at it.

Note: Censorship is necessary to keep this blog child-friendly

And all together now, one big family of nuts (& crackers).

Japanese snacks like this always go well with beer. But since there might be children reading this blog, I'll just say that they go well with good ol' Shandy.


Monday, April 14, 2008

Oops, I Did It Again!

Unfortunately, or fortunately, despite the title above, this blog entry is not about Britney & her escapades at wild parties or at the barber shop. It's obviously about something much less exciting than that.

Let's face it, this is Kuching. The only thing that happens here is who got married, who died & which new shop opened at tHe Spring.

But fear not, this is not an advert about a new line of beverage from Borneo Mineral Water. I wouldn't do anything like that to jeopardise my blog... unless if I'm paid for it heheheh.

While what I'm holding in my hands may look something like a crossover between Chinese tea & piss, I assure you it's neither.

In fact, I had not just one, but two bottles of it. And they cost me only RM5.

The British calls them petrol & the Americans call them gas.

That means only one thing, my car ran out of fuel again. And it's not the first time that something like that has happened to me. This is in fact the third time.

It's not something that I'm proud of. It's definitely not an achievement. This is not something that I'd want to be listed in the Malaysian Book of Records for.

But I thought that since I had the experience, I might as well share some tips with you:

1) Always carry two empty 1.5 liter water bottles in the car boot.
2) If your car ever runs out of fuel, you can bring those bottles to the nearest gas station & fill both of them up with RM5. That should be enough to get your car to the nearest gas station for refill.

3) Ideally, use a funnel when pouring the petrol out of the bottle into the tank. When you don't have one, like me, you have to have quick hands. Flip the bottle as quick as you can & at the same split second that you're doing that, stick it into the mouth of the tank hole. Watch & learn kids.

Chug-a-lug-lug. First bottle gone.

Second bottle done. It's as easy as feeding a hungry baby.

In the hands of a true professional, observe that there is no spillage.

4) NOTE TO SELF: Next time, do not wait for the petrol indicator's emergency light to refuel. Do it much earlier.

Other than that, I've got nothing more to say except, "Oops, I did it again."