Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Spongy Banana

I wonder which body part is the sponge used on?

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

An account of a day or two

Woke up at 6.30 this morning. Thought it was 8am. But it’s not. The sky is already 8am bright according to my autumn brightness scale. Hit the loo for some toxic dump. Is it appropriate to blog about toilet habit? Ah, who cares? I love going to the toilet in the morning, especially just after waking up and before having my breakkie and shower. That’s a very nice feeling that I have so that there’s no need to look for a public toilet for the rest of the day in the case of an emergency.

I guess it’s my holiday mode has been turned on. I remember every time I was at home for holiday – I slept very early. Just like yesterday, after reading a few pages of Angel and Demon I gave in to the sleep demon at 11pm. Thanks for that – I woke up to a very beautiful morning. I haven’t actually had a good look at the starting of a day for quite some time already.

It’s always very nice to look out of the window from my room. Just green. Green is good for your eyes, there goes my parents. There is this tree that is growing purple flowers. Nice. Birds are looking for worms? Do they actually still do that? Probably not. Coz they don’t look like using their beaks to break the ground and look for worms. Instead they are taking morning walks! Just like my Grandma when she always go out in the morning for a walk and an exercise.

Interestingly I am not a morning person to go out for physical activities in the morning. Morning has usually been spent with reading, music and TV.

Had my haircut yesterday. The hair-dresser was Emi. She didn’t sound like an Ozzie so I asked her if she’s not local. She’s from Austria. What did we start to talk about that led us to true love? Oh that. We talked about German. I complaint how hard the language is – with the sex we have to remember for each object and when to use die, der and das. She went on to talk about her boyfriend. That’s what started true love.

She came travelling to Australia 5 years ago and Chris (her bf) went to Austria ½ a year a go. They met in Austria. It was love at first sight. And now she is in Australia, planning to get married to Chris in a year or two. That is really a big step to take and it’s because of true love, according to her. At this moment in time, I do not think that I could do it. Is it because I am not in love, and even if I am, I am not brave enough to take a leap? Most of the great things happened because someone took a leap. Be it a scientific break through or a love epic.

She went on to compare the view on love between women in Austria and Australia. In the Austrian culture, they do not really care about getting married. People just don’t care. But some women here can give up a relationship if the relationship is not going to take a next big step into the church. So we questioned what actually true love was. Is true love blinding? Is true love pure energy that will lift you to a place where nothing else can do so?

Even so, can true love die? Is there an expiry date on true love? One step back, probably there is more than one definition of true love. So can I say that instead of looking for true love, we might want to look for the other half that has same definition? I read before that being in love is an addiction. Do we really love the person or just loving the feelings because one thinks that one is in love?

Emi also asked me why my view on love would be relatively negative compared to hers. She questioned if I had any bad experience. I think the answer is yes and no as I don’t really wanna classify as major events of my life. She asked me to wait. She mentioned that great things are always worth waiting for. When the moment comes, that’s it. I could only nod.

Sunday, November 20, 2005


Watched the movie "Prime" tonight with Brad. It's been a while since I watched some nice romantic comedy. I have found that they don't normally live up to my expectation hence I do not really dig them.

But this, I loved. It was fun, sexy and of course romantic and hot. The chemistry between Rafi and Dave was totally believable. And the intimate details about penis and not using a condom... It's more real than any romantic comedy that I've seen.

I mean the story line is exciting itself. A woman is dating the son of her therapist who is 14 years old younger than she is. And the mother wants her daughter-in-law to be be jewish and doesn't want her son to be a painter!

The mother says this in the end,"You love, you leave and you learn". How strikingly true that is. I also read something similar in someone's blog not so long ago and have wanted to share with you - being in love is about 2 people coming together with loads of baggage and complications and history and getting through those.

Me and the Inner/Outer me

You fit in with:

Your ideals mostly resemble that of a Humanist. Although you do not have a lot of faith, you are devoted to making this world better, in the short time that you have to live. Humanists do not generally believe in an afterlife, and therefore, are committed to making the world a better place for themselves and future generations.

20% spiritual.
40% reason-oriented.

Take'>http://www.quizgalaxy.com/quiz.php?id=47">Take this quiz at QuizGalaxy.com

Springy tunes in Winterish November

1. Let it will be - Madonna
2. Sorry - Madonna
3. Forbidden Love - Madonna
4. Hung up - Madonna
5. Get together - Madonna
6. You're beautiful - James Blunt
7. Because of you - Kelly Clarkson
8. Catch my disease - Ben Lee
9. All I want for Christmas - Mariah Carey
10. A different kind of love song - Cher
11. The sun ain't gonna shine anymore - Cher
12. You get what you give - New Radicals

Friends with Oprah

Two DVD box sets that I'll get very soon. Oprah 20-year and Friends 10-season collections.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

I am on the Top (15) of the World

Guangzhou, China
Guangzhou is a very modern city, yet it is called "the City of Flowers," as grand green spaces and flowerbeds surround each of its spectacular skyscrapers. Although it only has four structures at over 200 meters tall, there are plenty of other high-rises, each displaying a design that stands out in its own respect. This includes the 391 meters, 80-floor, CITIC Plaza which appears transparent against the (usually) clear blue sky!

Metro/Urban Population: 4.1 million

Dubai, United Arab, Emirates
Is this a mirage in the Middle East? Seemingly out of nowhere emerges a city in the middle of a desert. This is Dubai, a city that produces only the best modern architecture in the world. Already home of the world's tallest all-hotel building and the tallest all-residential building in the world, AND currently proposed to build the world's tallest building, this skyline might just leap to the number 1 spot in the near future. While the skyline is not so dense, each building is a marvel all on its own. As a skyline it probably can't compete with the larger cities, however the individual buildings in this city are by far the greatest examples of modern architectural accomplishments. All seven structures in this city at over 200 meters tall were built in 1999 or later - that's how new this city is.

Metro/Urban Population: 1.6 million

Frankfurt, Germany
Certainly one of Europe's most interesting cities in terms of skylines, Frankfurt is home to five structures that are over 200 meters tall. These modern skyscrapers are marvels compared to those other, mostly non-existent ones scattered across European cities. The contrast here is interesting: The city combines low-rise, high-density traditional European architecture (some of which is over 1,000 years old), with modern towers that stick out like sore thumbs, but are impressive nonetheless.

Metro/Urban Population: 4.1 million

Sydney, Australia
Australia's showcase city, Sydney has one of the most recognizable skylines due to its world-famous harbour, often referred to as the most beautiful natural harbour in the world. The Sydney Harbour has many bays, inlets and secondary harbours. It is spanned by the monumental Harbour Bridge, and the Opera House decorates the shoreline like a white flower. The Sydney skyline is world-class with hundreds of skyscrapers in the central business district and many more high-rise buildings in the outlying neighbourhoods. Sydney has 8 buildings over 200 meters tall.

Metro/Urban Population: 4.2 million

Sao Paolo, Brazil
"What building did you say they lived in?" Finding it in the largest mass of condensed apartment buildings anywhere would be like finding a needle in a haystack. Sao Paolo has a population of over 18 million people! While the buildings are not super tall (with only a single structure at over 200 meters tall) this skyline is nevertheless stacked. Sao Paolo has a fleet of over 500 helicopters, the second largest helicopter fleet in the world.

Metro/Urban Population: 18.3 million

Seoul, South Korea
This city's skyscrapers are divided into many clusters, spread amongst the main businesses and residential districts. Most of the recent growth in Seoul's skyline, however, has been of residential towers over 60 storeys high that are shooting up like blades of grass! There are 10 buildings in Seoul over 200 meters tall and much of the mid-rise to high-rise structures are lined up in a linear fashion, creating a "wall" of buildings like no other. Seoul is where the ancient Eastern world meets the modern West.

Metro/Urban Population: 20.8 million

Shenzhen, China
What was a tiny fishing village on the border of Hong Kong in 1970 is now a buzzing metropolis of over four million people. With 13 buildings at over 200 meters tall, including the Shun Hing Square (the 8th tallest building in the world), Shenzen is a marvel of lights after sunset. You can't help but ask yourself if you are in a video game or in a real city.

Metro/Urban Population: 4.2 million

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
This is probably the most impressive city worldwide that has less than 2 million residents. Marvelous modern buildings reach the sky here, and while the skyline is not too dense, it does allow buildings to soar and stand out. Kuala Lumpur has three of the 25 tallest buildings worldwide, including the tallest twin buildings, the Pretonos Towers (which are arguably the second and third tallest overall in the world) as well as the 420 meters Menara Kuala Lumpur Tower.

Metro/Urban Population: 1.5 million

Toronto, Canada
Toronto is a meeting place, a crossroads of many cultures and ethnicities. Toronto is downtown Canada, the biggest city in the country with a skyline to match. Toronto has 7 structures in its skyline that stand at over 200 metres, including the astonishingly tall 553 metres, CN Tower, which is often referred to as the tallest freestanding structure in the world. While mostly untrue (because there are taller TV masts in the world), the CN Tower possesses the world's highest observation deck, making this city's skyline one of the most immediately identifiable.

Metro/Urban Population: 5.1 million

One of the best (urban) planned and cleanliest metropolitan cities in the world, Singapore looks like an architectural model city come to life. The buildings cannot be higher than 280 meters due to air traffic control restrictions, but that has added a tall (but not too tall) and consistent building height and space pattern that makes this skyline unique: Three buildings are exactly 280 meters tall and 5 others (8 total) stand at just over 200 metres. The buildings are mostly light-coloured and there is a large expanse of greenery dotted around the city core. This South-Eastern city is definitely in a league of its own.

Metro/Urban Population: 3.8 million

Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo is the world's most populated city. Its skyline has a number of unique characteristics that set it apart from other big city skylines, among them 15 structures at over 200 meters tall (including the Tokyo Tower which changes colors every night). But because of the density and vast size of the city, every corner appears to have its own skyline. With the height restrictions and the required red lights that flash atop all mid to tall-sized buildings make the city look spectacular at night. Tokyo is filled with neon lighting and unique, contemporary architecture, and like New York City is also often portrayed in movies for its aesthetic and eye-catching cityscapes. Interesting fact: Tokyo houses the world's largest fleet of helicopters to get around town if traffic gets too crazy.

Metro/Urban Population: 32.0 million

New York City, USA
New York City has one of the densest and most diverse skylines, with a huge collection of buildings and building styles. Thanks to Hollywood's obsession with the city, it is also the most easily recognizable skyline in the world. New York City has an amazing 44 buildings over 200 meters - the most in the world! Home of the famous, now destroyed World Trade Center Towers, the Empire State building, the Statue of Liberty and the United Nations, New York City is the financial capital of the western world. Upon the completion of the new "Freedom Tower" (built on the old site of the World Trade Centers), it may rank higher in this list (depending on how good it looks of course).

Metro/Urban Population: 21.0 million

Shanghai, China
Not to be mistaken for a space station, Shanghai is a real city! China's biggest and most advanced city, Shanghai was said to be the most cosmopolitan city in the beginning of the 20th century, but lost its glory during the "Mao era". It is now quickly regaining its position as one of the biggest economic powerhouses in the world as well as a showcase of modern architecture. In Shanghai you'll find 18 structures that are over 200 meters tall, one of which is the insanely tall, the 468m downtown Oriental Pearl TV Tower.

Metro/Urban Population: 13.1 million

Chicago, USA
Chicago is the birthplace of the modern skyscraper. When Chicago built its first steel high-rise in 1885, it was not the tallest structure in the world but the first example of a new form of engineering that would change nearly every city on earth. Chicago has 17 buildings over 200 meters tall (three of which are among the top 20 tallest buildings in the world, including the tallest in North America). Chicago has some of the finest mid-century architecture and examples of modern skyscrapers.

Metro/Urban Population: 8.5 million

Hong Kong, China
Hong Kong is number one on my list for many reasons: Hong Kong has whopping 39 buildings over 200 meters tall. It also boasts four of the 15 tallest buildings in the world... that's all in one city! Hong Kong's skyline shows a large selection of distinct sky-reaching towers, with beautiful night lighting and reflection. This city exemplifies the post-modern skyscraper and skyline. Finally, the mountain backdrop makes this skyline (as you can clearly see) the greatest on the planet!

Metro/Urban Population: 6.8 million

Did Someone Say That I Had A Twin Out There?

Friday, November 18, 2005

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Like you have seen it before eh?

So were they designed by the same artiste? Running out of idea? Looks like the Titanic's steered up to the Brokeback Mountain.

Is there the Supreme singing on the mountain or the ship that sunk afterall?

Ain't no mountain high, ain't no valley low, ain't no river wide enough baby? So after crossing the Atlantic (was it?), they are now trying to climb every mountain (The Sound of Music, anyone?).

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Flying in Style

Yay, I am gonna fly business class home in December. Thanks to my Enrich member points collected over the years.

The reason

From the time that I can recall, my family is not that religious to start with. My dad hasn't really been into Taoism that my Grandma practiced. And my Mum just follows suit. So do we all.

Maybe I do not understand or refuse to accept the goodness of religion. Maybe, I am afraid of the drawbacks that I may come across with.

This morning I woke up with a thought that equates religion to drugs. It is really something that I do not want to associate myself with. Both of them are known to be doing good to people but at the same time, also known as abusive substance.

I think some people can really go crazy around these things. For one, they mess with your head! The use of religion in spreading the ideology is so just among the believers, so as drug addicts (they are for a cycle of good and bad times). A helicopter just flew over the gloomy Melbourne sky. That is also a reaction to what religious war has brought about.

While drug dealers are usually rich, dark and powerful, religious leaders are not much better having a bunch of wannabes tagging along, worshipping every word they could make out of their teaching. Both politically successful and unsuccessful people do strategise from a religious point of view.

I believe that animals do not have any beliefs but their instincts. Sometimes we compare ourselves to them and say that that is what makes us different from them. However sometimes we are not that different. Maybe we are cladded in clothes, living in stone-made houses (still), and transporting with vehicles, we still kill for survival and power. The difference is the animals kill because they need to survive; we kill because we can.

We can build weapons of mass destruction and we have languages and we have brains that are sometimes confused and easily influenced. If so, I had the wrong cause to start with, as everything we do, comes from the electrical impulses generated in the cavity in our skulls.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Everything little thing

waiting for your call

i'm hung up

i'm fed up

i'm tired on waiting on you

time goes by so slowly

i don't know what to do

baby night and day

(cannot study)

(hung up to hung up)

(time goes by very fast)

(everything I read will just vapourise)

(waiting for December 1 to come)

tick tick tock it's a quarter to 2

i know that you are still hesitating

Don't cry for me

Cause I'll find my way

You'll wake up one day

But it will be too late

(dont mind me crapping)

(life is good)

(sipping my berry crush from boost juice)

(wearing my favourite shirt and pants)

Fucking amazing

Finally I have heard the album version of HUNG UP it is fucking amazing track. Madge you are still the queen.

Now listening to the remaining tracks of the Confession-on-the-dancefloor album.

Dancing away all the formulae and the devil face.

What a great start to the afternoon.

After Madge, I still have Il Divo, all to myself.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

What am I feeling?

The fine line between getting excited and getting sick for the exam.

The fine line being:
  • how bad do I wanna go to toilet (excited - no; sick - yes)
  • the temperature of my hand (excited - cold; sick - warm and cold)
  • my enthusiasm for continued study until the last minute (excited - yes; sick - charmed, Friends, X-files, internet, chat, story books)
  • willingness to waste time for Idol tonight (excited - yes; sick - yes/no; they've got my fav songs tonight)
  • and not forgetting, puking (excited - yeah!; sick - nooooooooo)
  • blogging (excited - half half, escaping to vent my blogging steam; sick - no)

2 risky and controlling papers on Mon and Wed...Actuaweeny们, fasten your pen to your brain and ink it out!

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

To Die for...

I can't breathe! I can't breathe!

Everytime I see the trailer, I stop breathing! SOOOOO excited! SOOOOO can't wait. How am I gonna live the remaining 21 days...

Luckily I bought the tickets to the 1st show already!! I am sure I'll cry when I see it.

Devil Detour

I am really taking a long-winded-misleading-confusing-twisted route reading the notes by the supposedly best lecturer in Actuarial Studies.

Best lecturer - I suppose there are different criteria of choosing the best whatever/whoever.

Probably it's my understanding is poor thus cannot catch up with his notes. I used to think so in FM2. Still thought so in AM2. But with RT2, it seems that my believe has been challenged. My understanding shouldn't be that poor should it?

His notes are so difficult to follow. When it comes to important and big formulae, it definitely doesn't look like one. Those important concepts are always found in the least expected area of the notes. And I seriously think he is too smart for me to follow.

Just wanna say that - it's supposed to be a lecture, not a course on studying your research papers.

Ah well, me finished complaining for the day. Wish every risk-theory-2 taker to be very risk averse and so everything you can to avoid being de-exempted.

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Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Dancing it out with a BANG!

OOOOHHHH!! Dancing with the stars has ended, with a bang and with the moon!! All great stuffs...

Unfortunately my favourite couple didn't win. Ada and Aric obviously had a stronger fan base. Chris and Trenton couldn't beat that after securing another round of perfect scores. However I am so proud of them and screamed my way through. They are fantastic. Double perfect scores!!!

Harry it forward!

With all the news of the latest instalment of the wizardly hot HP series - The Goblet of Fire, I am getting all excited and unrest.

Awwwww....Premiere of the movie in London a couple of days ago...Suddenly I wish that I was in London.

It's gonna kill me - worse than any unforgivable curse when all the reviews and block-office results come into the media in one and a half week's time. I'll regret not being anywhere else in the world but Australia.

Now when can I take the Apparition test?

Sunday, November 06, 2005

The Types of Ass Wipes

The Wad Maker
This person could go through a roll of toilet paper in one visit. They grab the roll of paper and spin off a tree's worth of paper, wad it up into a tight ball and wipe one time. They then repeat. These people are known to have industrial plungers in their homes to clear the clogs they create. You will also find their house to be cluttered, but still clean.

The Folder
This anal retentive person will take the needed amount of paper and fold it into several strips which will each be used for wiping. Usually this is done in preparation of the wipe with each folded tissue laying in wait on the owners leg. This person's home is immaculate. Often you could eat off the floor it is so clean. The person is a control freak, and likes things done her/his way.

The Miser
This cheapo son of a bitch is someone to avoid al all costs. The Miser will split the two ply paper into a single ply and only use one square. The Miser will date you, but will only take you to McDonald's with a 2 for 1 coupon.

The Heart Breaker
This is actually every ex-boyfriend because really...aren't all ex's ass wipes?

The Blotter
Often teamed up with a bidet, this users blots dry or clean. They are very tender people, who understand the necessity of a light touch at times. Excellent with wound care.

The Scrubber
This person will either be a Folder or a Wad Maker. The technique they will use is to thoroughly wipe backwards and forwards insure that they truely are clean. These people have clean windows and waxed floors.

The Streaker - who's underwear says "missed a spot"

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Emperor Condi


Madonna stole the show at the MTV Europe Music Awards today with the first live televised performance of her new single Hung Up, emerging from a giant glitter ball wearing purple leather boots and matching leotard.

Robbie Williams: "She's amazing. She's an absolute legend. I can't believe she's 89 and looks like that."

Been listening to "HUNG UP" myself - it's a great track. Full of energy. Went to Sanity yesterday to get the single but it wasn't out yet.... I'll hang you!!

I'd luv to have that tee!!!

Pictures courtesy of Pink is the new blog.com (Trent is the coolest from Detroit!)

Oh nO nO

Melbourne's transport system is slowly failing, a world expert says. The Government says the train system is near capacity and will soon be unable to cope with more passengers. Figures released last week show late running continues to worsen and public confidence is low.

MELBOURNE'S dysfunctional public transport system will grind to a halt without massive investment, becoming a liability for the city's much-vaunted liveability.

A major report, to be launched by Transport Minister Peter Batchelor on Monday, finds the city's transport system compares poorly with the other top 14 cities in the annual liveability rankings.

This year, Victoria's capital slipped to second place in the rankings, published by The Economist magazine, losing its most liveable crown to the Canadian city of Vancouver. Without drastic action, Melbourne's growing transport needs will cause the city to slip further, the study, Most Liveable and Best Connected?, says.

"Melbourne's public transport network as a whole struggles to offer a time-competitive alternative to car travel on almost any trip. Each public transport mode in Melbourne — trains, trams and buses — requires far-reaching innovations, in terms of operation and infrastructure, to offer premium standards of service such as those that help other cities perform better."

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Because of You Kelly Clarkson

I will not make the same mistakes that you did
I will not let myself cause my heart so much misery
I will not break the way you did
You fell so hardI've learned the hard way, to never let it get that far
I will not make the same mistakes that you did
I will not let myself cause my heart so much misery
I will not break the way you did
You fell so hardI've learned the hard way, to never let it get that far
Because of you
I never stray too far from the sidewalk
Because of you
I learned to play on the safe side
So I don't get hurt
Because of you
I find it hard to trust
Not only me, but everyone around me
Because of you
I am afraid

I lose my way
And it's not too long before you point it out
I cannot cry
Because I know that's weakness in your eyes
I'm forced to fake a smile, a laugh
Everyday of my life
My heart can't possibly break
When it wasn't even whole to start with

Because of you
I'll never stray too far from the sidewalk
Because of you
I learned to play on the safe side
So I don't get hurt
Because of you
I find it hard to trust
Not only me, but everyone around me
Because of you
I am afraid
I watched you die
I heard you cry
Every night in your sleep
I was so young
You should have known better than to lean on me
You never thought of anyone else
You just saw your pain
And now I cry
In the middle of the night
For the same damn thing

Because of you
I never stray too far from the sidewalk
Because of you
I learned to play on the safe side so I don't get hurt
Because of you
I tried my hardest just to forget everything
Because of you
I don't know how to let anyone else in
Because of you
I'm ashamed of my life because it's empty
Because of you
I am afraid

Because of you ohhhhhhhhh
because of youuuuuuuuu

Because of you
I am touched by the song and Kelly's interpratation. Haven't heard such a powerful ballad for quite some time already, apart from MC's "We Belong Together". Cried a little the first few times I heard this song, especially around the last few phrases...

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Back at home

The weather today has tropicalised Melbourne. I just feel like I am back in Malaysia where I sweat so easily and constantly feel sticky.

SHOWer time.

Dancing with Chris and Trenton

I have to say that getting this entry posted has taken more times that I anticipated. Several comp crashes and someone sent me a powerpoint presentation which closed every IE when it was opened. Yet I am trying again now.

This is the couple I fell in love with since day 1. They were at #1 for 5 consecutive weeks. With such a high bar set, challenges are hard to get by from other couples, as well as themselves. Having said that, they keep on trying every week and stay in the top 2 or 3 positions after the first 5 stunning weeks.

Trent is the professional dancer - he has had extensive training in dance and acting, having studied at the Bodenweiser Dance Centre, Sydney Dance Company, and The Actors Centre in Sydney. He also boasts a degree in acting from Queensland University of Technology’s Academy of the Arts.

His ballroom dancing history includes being the Australian Latin American and Ballroom Dance Champion, and representing Australian at world titles in Switzerland, Germany and England. He is a freelance choreographer and teaches Latin American and Ballroom dancing in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and North America. Did I mention that he was deliciously hot and the reason I watch the show?

Chris is the anchor of the Seven Network's national 10:30am Morning News. She was part of Seven's host team for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and co-hosted the prelude to the Opening Ceremony live on stage at the Olympic stadium, while seven months pregnant with her first child. After having son Darcy in late 2000, she returned to political interviewing in 2001 as anchor of Sunday Sunrise and stayed for three years. Darcy is sooooooo cute - he is at the show every week supporting his mommy with a fan banner. When asked what score would he give mummy, he'd say ten.

And good gracious - their rumba last night led them to another level - perfect scores from the judges! About time ain't it? Trenton has always been told that he gives very good choreography that suits both of them. Chris is the super determined lady that danced even better when she had an ankle injury!

It's the final show next week and I wont miss it for the exam. If you wanna vote for them, sms "CHRIS" to 194777 or call 1902 555 014.


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