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Friday, November 21, 2008

It's Daylight Robbery, I Tell You!

Okay, not really. I was just exaggerating - sorta.

I mean, RM38 for a magazine is definitely a better bargain compared to RM38 per month for some dead-and-dying game. *coughragnarokcough* At least I get colourful glossy pages to drool over time and again instead of gameplay that only lasts 30 days. Gosh, I feel so stupid now.

Not that it was all bad - I got to know some really great online friends during my active years there. ^^ (And the game was super cute! >_<)
So... anyway, I have completely forgotten why and what I wanted to blog about while I was searching for pictures to add to this post. *facepalms*

I quote Winnie the Pooh - "Think, think, think..."

Oh yes! Now I remember. The 5th (subbed) episode of Junjou Romantica 2 is out today! *dances around happily* Have I ever mentioned that I love Aarinfantasy to bits? Well, Junjou Romantica has become my drug addiction and they are the suppliers. It is the reason why I look forward to the next week, because I know that I will get my fill of romance (albeit of the not-so-conventional type) and humour from it.

I now officially announce that Junjou Romantica is my obsession!

Phew, that felt good. =)

Now all I need is the scanlation of the 8th volume so that I'll know what happens next in the Romantica arc. I freely admit I am only a fan of the Usagi X Misaki pairing and not really into the other 2 pairings. Nevertheless, you take what you can get, right? And all of them are gorgeous! =P

Ah, did I mention cute Japanese guys? No? Well, there was a whole bunch of them (2 and a half tables, actually) having lunch in this little 米粉糕 (mee hoon kuih) shop in Klang - which, btw, sells the most delicious 米粉糕 this side of the Peninsular - and there were several who were really good-looking. Talk about having some eye-candy before the main course! XD They were precisely what the doctor ordered to cure me of my emo-ness + slight depression the night before. ~lol~
Gackt the dorkiest yet coolest J-rocker ever! XD

Yeah, that's about it for today. Off to sleep!
Nightz, people. ^^ Sweet dreams~!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A "Sort Of" Tag

How you do the Letter Meme:
Dear (the last person who left a comment on your blog).
I don't really know how to tell you this, but ___1___.I think I realized it when ___2______3___ and I saw you ___4___ ___5___. I'm sure you're ___6___ enough to understand ___7___. I'm returning ___8___ to you, but I'll keep ___9___ as a memory. You should also know that I ___10___ ___11___.___12___.
-Your name-
P/S: You are so lifeless, ___13___, -The name of the person that tagged you-.

1. What's the color of your shirt?
Blue - Our romance is over
Red - Our affair is over
White - I'll join the monastery
Black - I dislike you
Green - Our horoscope doesn't match
Grey - You're a pervert
Yellow - I'm selling myself
Pink - Your nostrils are insulting
Brown - The mafia wants you
No shirt - You're a loser
Other - I'm in love with your sister

2. Which is your birth month?
January - That night
February - Last year
March - your dwarf bit me
April - I tripped on sesame seeds
May - First of May
June - you put cuffs on me
July - I threw up
August - I saw the shrunken head
September - we skinny dipped
October - I quoted Santa
November - your dog ran amok
December - I changed tennis shoes

3. Which food do you prefer?
Tacos - In your apartment
Pizza - In your camping car
Pasta - Outside of Chicago
Hamburgers - Under the bus
Salad - As you ate enchilada
Chicken - In your closet
Kebab - With Paris Hilton
Fish - In women's clothing
Sandwiches - At the Hare Krishna graduation
Lasagna - At the mental hospital
Hot dog - Under a state of trance
None of the above - With George Bush and his wife

4. What's the color of your socks?
Yellow - Hit on
Red - Insult
Black - Ignore
Blue - Knock out
Purple - Pour syrup on
White - Carve your initials into
Grey - Pull the clothes off
Brown - Put leeches on
Orange - Castrate
Pink - Pull the toupee off
Barefoot - Sit on
Other - Drive out

5. What's the color of your underwear?
Black - My best friend
White - My father
Grey - Bill Clinton
Brown - My fart balloon
Purple - My mustard soufflé
Red - Donald Duck
Blue - My avocado plant
Yellow - My penpal in Ghana
Orange - My Kid Rock-collection
Pink - Manchester United's goalkeeper
None - My John F. Kennedy-statue
Other - The crazy monk

6. What do you prefer to watch on TV?
Scrubs - Man
O.C. - Emotional
One Tree Hill - Open
Heroes - Frostbitten
Lost - Scarred
Simpsons - Cowardly
The news - Mongolic
American Idol - Masochistic
Family Guy - Senile
Top Model - Middle-class
None of the above - Ashamed

7. Your mood right now?
Happy - How awful I've felt
Sad - How boring you are
Bored - That Santa doesn't exist
Angry - That your pimples are at the last stage
Depressed - That we're cousins
Excited - That there is no solution to this
Nervous - The middle-east
Worried - That your Honda sucks
Apathetic - That I did a sex-change
Ashamed - That I'm allergic to your hamster
Cuddly - That I get turned on by garbage men
Overjoyous - That I'm open
Other - That Extreme Home Makeover sucks

8. What's the color of your walls in your bedroom?
White - Your ring
Yellow - Your love letters
Red - Your Darth Vader
Black - Your tame stone
Blue - The couch cushions
Green - The pictures from
LAOrange - Your false teeth
Brown - Your contact book
Grey - Our matching snoopy-bibs
Purple - Your old lottery coupons
Pink - The cut toenails
Other - Your memories from the military service

9. The first letter of your first name?
A/B - Your photo
C/D - The oil stocks
E/F - Your neighbour Martin
G/H - My virginity
I/J - The results of your blood-sample
K/L - Your left ear
M/N - Your suicide note
O/P - My common sense
Q/R - Your mom
S/T - Your collection of butterflies
U/V - Your criminal record
W/X - David's tricot outfits
Y/Z - Your grades from college

10. The last letter in your last name?
A/B - Always will remember
C/D - Never will forget
E/F - Always wanted to break
G/H - Never openly mocked
I/J - Always have felt dirty before
K/L - Will tell the authorities about
M/N - Told in my confession today about
O/P - Was interviewed by the Times about
Q/R - Told my psychiatrist about
S/T - Get sick when I think of
U/V - Always will try to forget
W/X - Am better off without
Y/Z - Never liked

11. What do you prefer to drink?
Water- Our friendship
Beer - Senility
Soft drink - A new life as a clone
Soda - The incarnation as an eskimo
Milk - The apartment building
Wine - Cocaine abuse
Cider - A passionate interest for mice
Juice - Oprah Winfrey imitations
Mineral water - Embarrassing rash
Hot chocolate - Eggplant-fetishism
Whisky - To ruin the second world war
Other - To hate the Boston Celtics

12. To which country would you prefer to go on a vacation?
Thailand - Warm regards
USA - Best regards
England - Good luck on your short-term leave from jail
Spain - Go and drown yourself
China - Disgusting regards
Germany - With ease
Japan - Go burn
Greece - Your everlasting enemy
Australia - Greetings to your frog Leonard
Egypt - Fuck off now
France - In pain
Other - Greetings to your freaky family

13. What is your favorite activity when hanging out with mates?
Gathering for drinks - Ugly pig
Foosball - Silly duck
Shopping - French kisser
Dulging for food - Cranky banana
Movies - Smelly armpits
Snacks - Horny wolf
Snooker - Tiny nipples
Bowling - Sexy grandmother
Outdoor activities - Vain pot
Having a long talk - Nose plucker
Taking pictures - Dumb bitch
Other - Burn yourself

Dear Swannie,
I don't really know how to tell you this, but I'm in love with your sister. I think I realized it that night at the mental hospital and I saw you sit on Manchester United's goalkeeper. I'm sure you're cowardly enough to understand that Santa doesn't exist. I'm returning the cut toenails to you, but I'll keep your left ear as a memory. You should also know that I told in my confession today about our friendship. Go burn.
P/S: You are so lifeless, ugly pig, Nicole.

-LOL- I hope Swannie doesn't see this... or perhaps I'm hoping she'll see this and laugh her butt off. XD

Monday, November 17, 2008

Book Fair Booty and W-T-F?! KFC

Woohoo~!! I finally managed to get my very own copy of...

at the 第十届国际中文书展 (International Chinese Book Fair) held at The Mines today.

I know all you Final Fantasy fans must be soooo envious right now. *strokes the glossy pages lovingly* =P Hahahaha! I know I'm perasan-ing, don't kill me plz.

Well, some of you probably already know that I normally try to stay as far away from Chinese books as possible, but somehow the words "book fair" seem to have some kind of magnetic influence on me. My dad actually asked me yesterday if I wanted to go, but since it was Sunday I was sure it was gonna be packed like 2 cans of sardines stuffed into 1, so I told my dad and he said we'd go today. And go we did - dad, mum and me.
My parents' entry ticket. I got in for free. *grins*

Though it would've been pretty neat if we'd went yesterday, coz 林宇中 was there in his official role of ambassador. I must say, he looks cute with the 'bookworm' look. ^o^So after walking around the fair, we went to the shopping mall part and walked some more. (lol) Nothing much to see, except that the top floor, which was previously vacant and walled up, had been opened up as a sort of IT floor.

Then we went to KFC for a bite to eat and to rest our tired legs. Oh.My.God. I have never felt so pissed off at a fast food joint in my entire life!First there was this bunch of women who took like hours to order and get their food. The lady who was beside us in the next line had already reached the front of the line by the time they were finished. Wtf?!
Then when it was my turn to order, that same bunch of bitches (Yes, I was really pissed off by then!) came back waving some coupons at the counter guy. I thought they wanted to get some napkins of something, but it turned out that THEY WANTED TO REDEEM THE FREE FOOD FROM THEIR COUPONS OR SOME OTHER FREAKING REASON. Like, wtf?! Get behind the line if you wanna get your food lah! And the guy at the counter was also damn blur and slow. =.= So all in all, it took us half an hour to queue up at a fast food joint.

Mathematically, this is incorrect.
But for the sake of humor and for you 8th graders:

KFC is one letter away from FUCK. All it's missing is U!
- Comedy Fest 2005
You just gotta love their brilliance. Seriously.

Yes, I realize it just turned from a perasan post to a rant post. Whatever. It's my blog and I'll write whatever I want. Not like anybody cares. XD

Till next time,

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Elementary, My Dear Watson

Well, I've spent the past few days reading Sherlock Holmes. Seriously, with so many other detective stories out there, the only ones which can make me read them again and again are the Sherlock Holmes cases by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Even Agatha Christie (I absolutely loved "And Then There Were None") is no match for this 19th century crime fiction author.I mean, you really have to admire his powers of "deductive reasoning" and keen observation to solve the most baffling cases. Coupled with an ironic sense of humour, an ego that sometimes borders on arrogance (yet he frequently lets Scotland Yard take the credit for his work) and a faithful sidekick - Dr Watson, Sherlock Holmes is the icon of private detectives.

Some of my favourites from the many Sherlock Holmes stories would include

  • The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • The Adventure of the Speckled Band
  • The Empty House
  • The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton
It is always fascinating to read about Holme's exploits and I never cease to be amazed at the way he solves cases in 19th century London. The first (and usual) reaction he gets when he announces that "...this investigation draws rapidly to a close" is wide-eyed surprise or skepticism, followed by enlightenment and awe after his explanations - which, by the way, always seems so simple and logical.
And here are some of my favourite quotes from the various stories about the great detective...

"You are Holmes, the meddler."
My friend smiled.
"Holmes, the busybody!"
His smile broadened.
"Holmes, the Scotland Yard Jack-in-office!"
Holmes chuckled heartily.
- from The Adventure of the Speckled Band

"I had at last met an antagonist who was my intellectual equal. My horror at his crimes was lost in my admiration of his skill."
- from The Final Problem

"I have always had an idea that I would have made a highly efficient criminal."
- from The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton

'Thank you,' said he, as he replaced the glass. 'It is the second most interesting object that I have seen in the North.'
'And the first?'
Holmes folded up his cheque, and placed it carefully in his notebook. 'I am a poor man,' said he, as he patted it affectionately, and thrust it into the depths of his inner pocket.
- from The Priory School

To be honest, the thought had crossed my mind that if he hadn't been a private detective, Holmes would have undoubtedly been a formidable criminal mastermind.Oh, on a parting note...
The phrase "Elementary, my dear Watson" does not, in fact, appear in the Conan Doyle books, only later in Sherlock Holmes' films. It was first used by P. G. Wodehouse, in Psmith Journalist, 1915.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Err... Um... Yikes?

At this rate, my blog's gonna have abandonment issues like the Xanga one.

Anyway, what's going on recently in my life would be college assignments, anime, manga, running around various bookstores, and being too lazy to blog even though I am (almost) constantly in the vincinity or in front of a computer/latop.

Phew. That was a long one.

So basically the idea was that I spent 3 consecutive days doing assignments until 4 a.m. (Yes, procrastinating dies really hard) with the result that I looked like a panda (only without the black and white fur) on Friday. Which happened to be the day I was meeting up with friends at Sunway Pyramid. Which also happened to be Halloween. Say hello to your friendly neighbourhood vampire-wannabe! XD

Then the weekend was spent going around Kinokuniya and Borders trying to get hold of the Junjou Romantica mangas. Last I saw the manga section at Kino, they still had ALL the available volumes there. Then when I went there on Saturday, they were all GONE. As in, not a single volume was left! W-T-F?! And they told me they couldn't get any more shipped over. (Thanks a bunch, Malaysian filter system. *glares daggers*) So I popped over to Borders at Times Square. Luckily they still had vol. 3 & 7, so I quickly snapped them up and asked if they had any more at their sister store. Next day I went to Borders the Curve and gobbled up vol. 4 & 5. I was told that Borders @ Gardens Midvalley had already sold out the other remaining titles. Noooooooo!!! T_T

Okay okay, I know I've got an obsession going on. It's totally under control. (READ: Who knows where I can buy the other volumes?! HELP!!)

Right, I can see you people rolling your eyes and/or edging away from the computer right about now. Fine, I'm off to have lunch, a listening test and then back home to the 3rd episode of Junjou Romantica season 2. =D


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