Clawed

3 05 2009
PLUSHIES. Except for 1.

PLUSHIES. Except for 1.

That picture on top pretty much sums up my weekend. lols. The whole Team had plushie catching machine fever. and I think its all my fault.

Marina Square has this really cool shop that is full of that money-sucking-scam-filled claw machines that promises you a soft toy if you manage to grip the toy properly. The Team walked past it, and Shiro and Kousagi were enamoured by that big Stitch in the photo. So after the guy was done, I realized I had several one dollar coins in my pocket, and itchy-itchy-itchy put it inside to try my luck. And as always, I missed. But it was this <——> close. So I tried again. Eventually, I managed to do it, with Oreo’s help, and I gave it to Kousagi. By this time, EVERYONE was playing.

So my returns yesterday were;

  1. The big Stitch (Gave Kousagi)
  2. 2 turtles (Gave Kousagi)
  3. 1 Pooh Bear (Gave Oreo)
  4. 1 Pooh Bear in a cow suit (Got passed around, and landed up with Mayi. lols)

Yeah. I didn’t bring any back. The best was Ben though. There was this particular machine called Marksman, which isn’t the typical claw machine. But you had to control a pushing pointer on 2 vectors, up and right, and then manouver it to push down a metal plate bearing a number, through a random shape done in acrylic plastic. Confusing? You gotta see the machine to understand the mechanics of it. lols. Ben spent 3 bucks doing nothing but understanding the game. DAMN funny. OK la, among all of us, he spent the most, so he got the most plushies.

Really reminds me of the days in Cine and PS where we ended up with;

The big one behind was part of Catch 3, Get him free option. We left it at Hougang.

The big one behind was part of Catch 3, Get him free option. We left it at Hougang.

This was on the first day Cineleisure arcade brought in the claw machine. Darren went nuts.

This was on the first day Cineleisure arcade brought in the claw machine. Darren went nuts.

STITCH! Hot favourite.

STITCH! Hot favourite.

This is all the result of watching Darren plot, plan and manouver his way around to catch one.. only for him to miss, cuss, followed by a few dramatic turns and facial expressions and den followed by changing more money to play. He usually gets it at the next attempt though. I had the same reactions yesterday, but spent a bit more money than him. lols. Grass will taste damn good next week.

Picture of the day:

Eriol, with Shiro's Dollfie.. whose name slipped my mind.

Eriol, with Shiro's Dollfie.. whose name slipped my mind.

Check out the doll on Eriol’s arm. I found out yesterday its actually a HOBBY. so I looked it up.

Dollfie (I believe that version of Dollfie is in that page)

Think Barbie, except with much more cooler clothes, funky hairstyles, blue tack and no gay-looking Ken doll. Kousagi and Shiro have one. And I see the way they invest in the dolls.. I got one complain though. I can’t differenciate between guys and girls. That doll up there, its a guy.

CANNOT SEE RIGHT?

And the other thing that freaked me out, was how easily detachable the dolls were. This was demonstrated to me over dinner one night, when Kousagi and Shiro was discussing their dolls, when suddenly Shiro simply detached her doll’s head into two equal pieces. It was like breaking an egg, albeit SMOOTHLY. I had maggi goreng sitting inside my mouth being chewed, and I was quite close to having it being maggi goreng on Mayi’s face instead. Imagine Saw. That freaky. Or maybe I’m just a big ayam.

Marina Square anyone? lols.

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Wiser.

20 04 2009

Turned 24 yesterday. What does it mean?

It means that I’m getting closer to dying achieving my dreams.

HAHA.. morbid thoughts aside, I had a quiet celebration yesterday, and a wild one the day before. Got a few pictures I wanna put up!

18th April:

Team Zero's Requiem Cosplay Team. Not everyone is here though!

Team Zero's Requiem Cosplay Team. Not everyone is here though!

Our team Colgate model.

Our team Colgate model.

This is practically the first thing I saw when I reached. Orichi getting raped pummelled.

This is practically the first thing I saw when I reached. Orichi getting raped pummelled.

Neverending.

Neverending.

Guys with.. toys?

Guys with.. toys?

Met the team for an outing to celebrate the April babies birthdays. 3 of us altogether. Unfortunately, due to the sudden influx of new people and the trauma of watching Orichi get pwned, I wasn’t quick enough to capture the birthday peeps with the birthday cake. But still, THANK YOU GUYS FOR THE WONDERFUL CELEBRATION!

After celebrating at Vivo, we went to Just Acia at Dhoby Gaut Exchange to eat. I had the Salmon Teriyaki. DAMN NICE! Highly recommended! We were practically the noisiest and happening group there. Got to know some of the members better. Pure fun. It got better after that, because we went to PS to check out some stuff, and Shiro and Kuro got me presents!

From Shiro: Because she said it looks like me. Every morning now, I look in the mirror because of this. lols.

From Shiro: Because she said it looks like me. Every morning now, I look in the mirror because of this. lols.

From Shiro as well.

From Shiro as well.

From Kuro: Lelouch Lamperouge sticker to paste over the back of my iPhone! To cover the crack she says.

From Kuro: Lelouch Lamperouge sticker to paste over the back of my iPhone! To cover the crack she says.

From Kuro as well. Lelouch pendant. Now I got Geass. I wish. lols.

From Kuro as well. Lelouch pendant. Now I got Geass. I wish. lols.

From poondq: Really COOL Code Geass semi-transparent picture. EXCLUSIVE from Japan!

From poondq: Really COOL Code Geass semi-transparent picture. EXCLUSIVE from Japan!

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE GIFTS!

PS was closing by the time we were done, so we headed to Park Lane to play L4D. lols. AGAIN. Anyways, they now know I’m probably the most strategic Boomer for the day. All I need is a wall. lols.

19th April:
Went out with my family in the morning! Drove to Harbourfront Shopping Centre for breakfast at Pastamania!

Carbonara!

Carbonara!

Had that wonderful plate of turkey bacon carbonara! HEAVENLY. and for those of you who know me well, I “accidentally” put too much cheese again. HEHE.

Stopped by a shoe shop after that, where my parents got me a new pair of shoes!

Nice?

Nice?

Sideview

Sideview

Honestly, I wanna achieve the G-Dragon Big Bang look. I like his style. Not changing my whole wardrobe to to speak, but just make another style available for myself!

After dropping off my sister at work, my parents drove me to PS (again) coz that’s where I was meeting the rest of them for dinner. I had time to spare. So I played L4D (again). Huiting came later, and we walked around PS for a while till Ryan came down. Then we headed to Fish and Co!

FOOD. FISH. YUM.

FOOD. FISH. YUM.

Some choice photos from my birthday dinner!

The 3 of us shared that drink. And we couldn't finish it.

The 3 of us shared that drink. And we couldn't finish it.

We thought Ryan accidentally ate mayonnaise, but actually that's his normal face. lols.

We thought Ryan accidentally ate mayonnaise, but actually that's his normal face. lols.

Sweet.

Sweet.

Long time friends.

Long time friends.

More photos in my Facebook!

Met up with Hazel after that. We watched 17 again. Its a good movie, and in my opinion, a great vehicle for Zac Efron. Catch it!

A very happy and lucky birthday boy.

A very happy and lucky birthday boy.

A big thank you goes out to my family; Mum, Dad, Danial, Nina, Iskandar, Huiting, Ryan, Hazel, Eriol, Lorenzo, Kuro, Shiro, Jon, Orichi, Azuku, Miyuki, gothy, jiawei & poondq for making my birthday so special!

A big shoutout also goes out to Marcus, Shiying, Xiaoting, Marco, Anne, Peiyu, Joan, Tiffany, Calvin, Ze Suan, Kenneth, My chinese friend Lincoln, Wei Zhong, Joanna, Cheryl, Angela, Wentian, Yu Shu, Mahatir, Jocelyn, Benison, Winnie, Jolyn, Cedric, Murali, Wilbur, Benjamin, Vazod, Brillyan, Bryner, Jonathan, Andy Chua, Iris and Shiyu for the birthday wishes!

For a moment there, I thought you forgot. But you have no idea how much that one message means to me, because you mean a lot to me. =)





Words.

13 04 2009

I have one inspiration everytime I look at something I like, or listen to something soothing.

Words.

You put the right words in, let it blend smoothly, and it becomes a greater work of art or literature (or so it seems).

When I was younger, I used to take the melody from songs, and match them with another set of lyrics altogether. My favourite? I loved to take Korean songs, in which the words obviously doesn’t make sense to me, and rewrite them into something else. Joanna & Ting can testify to that.

*By the way Jo, I spent 3 hours combing my house to find the lyrics. I think its gone. SORRY!

I found a bunch of my old songs from my old laptop stashed inside my mum’s disk drive. GLEEFULLY I transferred them to my iTunes, listening to each song, reminiscing how these songs inspired me with their lyrics.

And then there’s the other type, that takes songs already on mainstream, record it with their own spin to it. This is the time I first listened to the beautiful vocals of Olivia Ong.

Olivia Ong

Olivia Ong

I was blown away. Here’s list of the covers she did:

  • Sometimes When We Touch
  • All of Out Love
  • True Colours
  • Close To You
  • Fields of Gold
  • Make It With You
  • Fly Me to The Moon (My personal favourite!)
  • Lovefool
  • Kiss Me

Her whole albums are so nice and soothing! I can just turn spin this on a sunny weekend morning and do my work peacefully. Her voice reminds me a bit of Joanna’s. Go over to imeem.com to listen to some of her songs, and then go buy her CD. Worth it!

Did my first cosplay shoot last Friday. No no, I wasn’t the cosplayer. Bryan invited me to help out in a shoot he was doing for his friends. So down I went to town to meet up with him and his gang of friends from SGcafe. The 2 cosplayers, hyperactive young ladies by the names of Shiro and Kuro, were doing Ouran High School Host Club characters Hikaru and Kaoru Hitachiin. Some choice photos below;

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I know my skills aren’t “there” yet. Working towards it. Never back down! =)

Went out with Ting today. I became quite the glutton. This is what is currently churning in my tummy right now:

  • Salmon & Unagi Combo from Yoshinoya.
  • Auntie Anne’s Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel.
  • Raspberry Ripple Ice Cream
  • Rochor Bean Curd and You tiao.

All of that in a space of 4 hours. and you know what?

I’m still hungry.

But judging by what I ate today, I’d have to run later on in the morning. Time to get rid of that disturbing ring of fat around my tummy!

Lemme show you guys a new superhero in Singapore!

Kamen Rider.... Hentai. As announced by Shiro & Kuro.

Kamen Rider.... Hentai. As announced by Shiro & Kuro.

Yeah. Our dear friend Bryan put on his paintball mask, and started walking down Orchard Road, imitating Hard Gay.

Next time, I’ll bring a VIDEO CAMERA.





Huiting’s 20th!

7 04 2009

Ok this part is for my “sister” for 8 years, a certain Ms Sim Huiting, who turns 20 today!

Ting & Me

Thank you so much for being around whenever I need a listening ear! All the best to you and ____. HAHAHAHAHA!! More chicken rice and beancurd suppers in the future!

Come to think of it, what IS the definition of a perfect birthday celebration? I remember, my 17th birthday celebration in Jin Tai, with Shumei, Chermaine, Huiqi, Sally, Xiuxin, Thierry, Gin Min.. practically the whole bunch of volleyball peeps. Stayed in SCHOOL to celebrate. Imagine that. But it was fun! Waterbombs, truth or dare.. I remember they made me hold Huiqi’s hand. HAHA.

My 18th birthday, I went to meet Joanna, Pearl and Kai Yan for some cakes at MAC. Ginza Plaza. Another legendary place. The cakes were good! but I remember almost choking on the tiramisu powder though.. lols.

And then there’s my 21st birthday. Celebrated in style at Sentosa. PLENTY of people around. Practically the old Cine Clique was there. After a while though, half of them left because they thought it was boring, without doing anything. That made me pretty upset actually. Then Tiffany came up with the idea of a ice-cream birthday cake from 7-11. NICE. Really enjoyed that.

Jump 2 years, to my 23rd celebration last year. Held it at Calvin’s place, BBQ style. A lot of people who said they’ll be able to come did not appear, so there was massive wastage of food. And then I remember the Rabbit Incident. lols. Isaac brought his rabbit given by Steph, who eventually passed away. So a whole bunch of them went out to bury the poor little fella. After that came the Frog Incident, where Calvin, Darren and Shiying witnessed the death of a frog run over by a car on the road. Calvin, being Calvin, screamed. lols. So they came back traumatised and valuing their lives much more. Anyway, I can’t remember much after that.

Do you see the pattern there?

That’s the reason why I don’t have an answer when both Ting and Ryan asked how I was going to celebrate my birthday. To tell you the truth, I even FORGOT it was my birthday month until they asked me. Birthdays come once a year.. but after all that’s happened, especially in the last 5, its getting to be a torture just celebrating this day, because eventually, people won’t turn up, or they’ll do something else. Even in my blog archive, I didn’t have an April 2008 entry at all, and the celebration was given a cursory mention in the May entry. I think even back then, I’ve realized that celebrating my birthday is a lost cause, its just that I kept denying it because.. I’m like that.

Ok enough ranting. On to other stuff.

The player list for the coming match on Saturday as follows:

James
Khim
Marcus
Dickson
Fadzli
Firdaus
Calvin
Luke

Yeah that’s all for now. Hopefully, the game’ll go ahead.





Catch up.

7 04 2009

Time to back track on some posts I’ve been meaning to put up.

Told you guys I’ve been doing photography right? Partly because Marcus taught me to do photo manipulation. So for one day, Ryan and myself went self-taking-crazy. Be warned though, my CS2 skills are pretty much non-existent, so don’t expect too much. But anyways, here’s our efforts for that day;

Resurrection of the Teletubbies.

Resurrection of the Teletubbies.

I seriously have no idea what's going on here.

I seriously have no idea what's going on here.

Well, I've always wanted to be in a boyband..

Well, I've always wanted to be in a boyband..

We planned to play doubles for the tennis tournament. Works eh?

We planned to play doubles for the tennis tournament. Works eh?

Fun stuff. I recommend you do it at least once, if you’ve got the chance. Its not often you get play around with your own image. In a good way of course.

On to other stuff. Futbol Team Victoire, our first game in our short history will be this coming Saturday, against the football team the Methodist Church of Incarnation. By this time you guys should have received the SMS from Dickson. Please reply him as soon as possible, so we can plan out the team and formation for the game, and to settle any logistical matters. A bit sad our first game will be without a team jersey, but we can make do without it. =)

I turn my head to the East, I don’t see nobody by my side..
I turn my head to the West, still nobody in sight..
So I turn my head to the North, swallow that pill that they call pride..
That old me is dead and gone..
But that new me will be alright…