26 May 2007

Hmm... I am so tempted to visit the Changi Naval Base. There is a navy open house today.
ARRGH! I was in town yesterday and I missed the watersprout! Oh well. Pity pity.

25 May 2007

I guess part of the key to knowing and understanding me are my priorities. For instance, I don't care for birthdays. I don't celebrate my own in that sense that there is nothing really prepared. There is a family dinner. At most, I would be more introspective that day.

What I would rank more important, I guess, would be, for instance, a LAN gaming session with my friends. The completion of a new piece of artwork. The understanding of a new concept, say in science. Reading and knowing a bit of history or architecture.

None of those materialist and consumerist concerns. No dinners or wining and dining. Those are a world away for me.

24 May 2007

McJob

Quoting from an article in the BBC:

"Fast-food giant McDonald's has launched a petition to get the dictionary definition of a McJob changed.

The Oxford English Dictionary currently describes a McJob as "an unstimulating low-paid job with few prospects". "

Change the definition of 'McJob'? Too funny! Hilarious! What about adding McBully in the dictionary? And more comedy from McDonald's:

"Last year McDonald's tried to improve the image of its employment opportunities with the slogan: "McProspects - over half of our executive team started in our restaurants. Not bad for a McJob." "

As a percentage, how many people holding McJobs actually went on to greater things?
Crafty Inzaghi

I thought Inzaghi's best days were behind him. Well, he has always been a performer on the big stage, delivering when it is most crucial. Incredible!

WOO HOO!

A.C. Milan 2 Liverpool 1

YESYESYES! Awesome! This coming in the wake of the Chelsea victory over Man U!

WOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! YES!!!

23 May 2007

Run

I just went for a run at the Botanic Gardens. A brisk 2.0 km. That's it. Nothing much.
I am not interested

Tele-promoter: Hello, I am calling from UOB regarding this special promo...

Me: Wait, is this a sales call?

Tele-promoter: Yes..

Me: I am not interested.

Tele-promoter: May I know you are not interested?

Me: I am not interested.

Tele-promoter: May I know why?

Me: I am not interested in hearing what you have to say. N O T I N T E R E S T E D.

Tele-promoter: Oh, thank you.

Me: Thank you. Bye.

22 May 2007

It's almost the end of the day. Heh.
False Memories

Memories play tricks. I had an interesting conversation with Chester earlier this morning. Over the last ten years, I had only seen him less than five times and that was over two LAN gaming (Counterstrike) sessions at the cybercafe at Rendezvous Hotel, a party at his place and one short meeting at Ang Mo Kio or something.

Chester says:
only been at your place once... i remember library and books and games.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
When was that?

Chester says:
i dropped you off a couple of times outside but that's it.

Chester says:
hahaha

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
I don't recalled being in your car.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Only Gerard's car a couple of times.

Chester says:
that would have been about 10 years + ago.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Hmmm....

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
WOW!

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
10+ years ago?!?!

Chester says:
before G had a car

Chester says:
I was the first one to drive

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Hmm...

Chester says:
I don't recall exactly but I recall dropping you off at least 2 times and picking up 1

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
I think you are mistaken.

Chester says:
oh?

Chester says:
okay

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
You probably confused me with someone else.

Chester says:
not impt

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Because I could count the number of times we have met on my fingers.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Hahahaahahaha.

Chester says:
not likely... but its no biggie and I will defer to your memory

Chester says:
perhaps I am just forgettable.

Chester says:
;D

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Well...

Chester says:
I remember being outside your place at least 3 times.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
I do keep a detailed diary.

Chester says:
and 1 time inside.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Where would that be?

Chester says:
cool

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Which place?

Chester says:
some housing estate...deep inside.

Chester says:
I forget the location

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Okay, you are really mistaking me with someone else.

Chester says:
it _was_ 10 years ago.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
I have never lived in a housing estate.

Chester says:
as in big houses

Chester says:
not hdb

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Urm, I wasn't living in a big house ten years ago either.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
WOW!

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
This is like a Philip K. Dick novel or movie!

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Implanted memories dude!

Chester says:
heheh

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
So cool!

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Did you know that you have a mission?

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
And you have this weapon?

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Ultimate weapon?

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
And you have a target?

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
You don't remember?

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Surely, you must?

Chester says:
hahaha

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Your mission!

Chester says:
nah

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
You are a felon!

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
You are on the run!

Chester says:
I think that if I drove around I might find it.

Chester says:
but I can't recall right now.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Astonishing!

Chester says:
i remember books/games to the ceiling

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
If you will find this imaginery place that you have envisioned, I will be interested to see.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
I want to know the castle that I lived in a decade ago in your mind!

Chester says:
hahaha

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
That would be so cool!

Chester says:
hmmm

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
You better search under your bed. There is a special handgun there.

Chester says:
its one of those "rich people" estates... I want to say Bukit Timah but its not... it not Novena either...like something in between?? I'm bad with names

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Wow!

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
That's so cool!

Chester says:
:} anyhow... ttyl...gotta get back to work.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Okie dokie!

Chester says:
I'll come look for you... ring the gate-bell

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Hahahaha.

Chester says:
muahahaha!

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
I will have to blog this.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Later dude!


Memories are tricky. My memories can be off. So can his. It's hard to say really but his accounts seem to have some discrepancies. Now, AK claimed to also have been at my place many years ago and had driven me home... Weird. I usually walk to town anyhow.

I am almost surprised that Chester can drive. He didn't seem to have the aptitude for it. He seems far too timid to even go on the road.

The games that I have ten years ago were kept in a glass cabinet in my bedroom. Hmmm.. He could have seen my study. Weird. Why would Chester be at my place if he had really been there? I don't play roleplaying games with him. Hmmm...
I am almost midway through the Tsuji volume. Fascinating.

I find this volume to be far more self-serving than that of the memoirs of German generals. However, that is not unexpected. There were a lot of rationalisations of the lost war sprinkled throughout despite this being a victorious campaign. Heh.

21 May 2007

I will probably start on the book by Colonel Tsuji tonight. Woo!
This is shaping up to be a busy day.

GOOD!
I spent too much time on 'Wars and Warriors: Joan of Arc' last night. My eyes hurt. A couple of hours on Mission 3 and 6.5 hours for Mission 4.

The game is strangely reminiscent of World of Warcraft in some minor gameplay aspects but minus the excessive travelling and time-wasting. I am enjoying it. Heh. However, I shall spend less time playing this. I will limit myself to an hour or two per day at most.

Meanwhile, I have finished Horgan's 'The Undiscovered Mind'. Intriguing overview of the mind-related fields. Now, I am tempted to read something on consciousness, evolutionary psychology and more.

20 May 2007

Chelsea 1 Manchester United 0

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Unbelievable! AWESOME! YESYESYES! I came home just in time to see the goal!