Sunday, 31 January 2010

sometimes lost items pop up in the least expected way.

“Just think how happy you would be if you lost everything you have right now, and then got it back again.”
-Frances Rodman -

As you should know by now (I don't know - read my Facebook status or follow me on Twitter or something), my phone is currently conked out.

Here is what happened:

Awfully tired, sticky, and sleepy girl comes home at 11 p.m..

Strips her uncomfortable clothes off and pulls on an oversized t-shirt.

Rips off her contact lenses and make-up, pulls her hair back into a pony tail, puts on sexy librarian glasses (at least that's what I think) and morphs into a nerd.

Dumps her uncomfortable clothes into the washing machine.

Wonders where her phone is but gives up looking for it, thinking it'll eventually pop up.

Picks up her clothes from the washing machine an hour later.

Finds her phone at the bottom of the washing machine.

Is happy that her theory of "eventually popping up" is true. For a split second.

Screams inwardly.


Here is what was going on in the girl's head:


AHHH!! Comfy over-sized shirt! Goodbye, tight skirt and tank top.

Stupid pile of laundry's an eyesore. Urrgh. I'll just do a quick one and then I can go to bed.

Where is my phone, btw?

Oh, well. It'll find it's way back through this mess.

*one hour later*

Good! My laundry is done. Get my clothes and go to bed.

Ahh my phone!! Here it is...




think think think

Maybe it's a good thing; I can finally give myself an excuse for a new phone!

Oh, how could you even think of such a thing?? You'll pray for the best and hope it survives.

But it would be nice to get a new phone...

NO!!! You MUST hope your old phone survives so that you don't have to waste unnecessary money buying a new one!

Well, but IF hypothetically speaking, my phone really were beyond repair, I can get a new one, right? I have ALWAYS wanted a pda or a smart phone. You know, like HTC or something. A touch screen one, at that!

Okay, but for now, you have to always hope for the best. You MUST hope your phone recovers. SAY IT!

"I hope my phone recovers so that I don't have to buy a new one. I hope my phone recovers so that I don't have to buy a new one. I hope my phone recovers so that I don't have to buy a new one."


Atta boy.


My mind loves contradicting itself, plus I'm currently phone-less.


Monday, 25 January 2010

Tech retard

Technology is so much fun but we can drown in our technology. The fog of information can drive out knowledge.
-Daniel Boorstin-

Just opened a packet of Mamee, and I was just thinking how one packet of seasoning was never enough.

"I should buy some Mamee seasoning add-ons," said the retarded girl to nobody in particular.

Guess I've been a tad too obsessed with downloading apps and add-on apps onto my newly jailbroken iPod Touch lately.

Kinda reminds me of how there was this one time I was drawing a picture with a pencil, I made a mistake and found myself searching for the Ctrl+Z button.

Sent - o - sa

To many people holidays are not voyages of discovery, but a ritual of reassurance.
-- Philip Andrew Adams

Second week of semester has passed, and I think I'm doing better this time.

At least I'm not that left behind in tutorials.

I think I'm taking up a new hobby: Sewing.

Yes, really. When I was younger, my grandmother sewed a lot, and I'd watch her and learn. She didn't teach me much, I mostly learned solely by watching. Of course, there were times when I'd mess up and then she'd help me out a bit.

I used to like to sew a lot; I'd sew clothes for my stuffed animals, tried (in vain) to patch up any ruined clothes, sewed myself a skirt and bag (those were school projects, though; not sure if it counts), did cross stitching, even patched up the holes in my school shoes.

Along the way, the fun side of a teenager's life began to dominate and sewing became, well, boring.

I've recently taken a liking to sewing again, and would you know, my skills aren't that bad after all.

Here's my hand made Ipod pouch:

Yep, it's jailbroken. =)


I even added this extra strap behind to attach my earphones to it!

Am currently embarking on a cross stitch project, will upload it when I'm done.

Yesterday, Kevin and I were just wondering where to go on a beautiful Saturday, when we decided to go to Sentosa.

Hey, why not? It's not everyday we make impromptu decisions like that. I think it's kinda adventurous to make unplanned trips sometimes.

We took some pictures:

Kevin promoting his Nutri Tea drink.

Me promoting apple juice.

Should have photoshopped my legs before uploading, but it's 1.30 a.m., and I have a 8.30 a.m. class tomorrow.

Guy model.

Girl model.


Believe it or not, the entire trip to Sentosa only cost $3. That's the entrace fee + train service to and fro from the island.

We didn't go for the rides, but we did have lots of fun just walking around exploring, plus, I learned that seaweed isn't a Plantae, it's Protista.

Also learned that there's this weird spider which looks like the red dangerous Kerengga ant, except that it's got 8 legs instead of 6; that way, it's predators might mistake it for a dangerous ant and the spider won't get eaten that easily.

See, it was a fun + educational + almost free trip.

Of course, after sweating a lot, feeding blood to 9 mosquitoes, itching all over, and getting awfully tired from walking under the very hot sun, I think I'd rather go back to good ol' shopping.

P.S.: Gahhhh I can't un-italicize this!!!!!!!!! What the heck is wrong????

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Fairy tale

we were both young when i first saw you
i close my eyes
and the flashback starts
im standing there
on a balcony of summer air

see the lights,
see the party the ball gowns
i see you make your way through the crowd
and say hello
little did i know

that you were romeo you were throwing pebbles
and my daddy said stay away from juliet
and i was crying on the staircase
begging you please don’t go, and i said

romeo take me somewhere we can be alone
i’ll be waiting all there's left to do is run
you’ll be the prince and i’ll be the princess
its a love story baby just say yes

so i sneak out to the garden to see you
we keep quiet because we’re dead if they knew
so close your eyes
escape this town for a little while
cause you were romeo i was a scarlet letter
and my daddy said stay away from juliet
but you were everything to me
i was begging you please don’t go and i said

romeo take me somewhere we can be alone
i’ll be waiting all theres left to do is run
you be the prince and i’ll be the princess
its a love story baby just say yes

romeo save me, they're trying to tell me how to feel
this love is difficult, but its real
don’t be afraid we’ll make it out of this mess
its a love story baby just say yes,

Oh, oh

I got tired of waiting
wondering if you were ever coming around
my faith in you was fading
when i met you on the outskirts of town, and I said

romeo save me i’ve been feeling so alone
i keep waiting for you but you never come
is this in my head, i don’t know what to think
he knelt to the ground and pulled out a ring

marry me juliet you’ll never have to be alone
i love you and thats all I really know
i talked to your dad you’ll pick out the white dress
its a love story baby just say yes
oh, oh, yes
we were still young when i first saw you
-Taylor Swift-

I know it's stupid (I mean the entire song and what I'm about to say next), but whenever I listen to it and when it comes to the part "marry me Juliet", I get goosebumps for being overly happy for her and touched that her boyfriend would do that, and dreaming that it'd happen to me one day.

Sunday, 17 January 2010

"Sorry, we don't have a size 6", the sales girl said.

Shopping is better than sex. If you're not satisfied after shopping you can make an exchange for something you really like.
-Adrienne Gusoff-

Today marks the first weekend of the first academic week!!!

*drum rolls and trumpets*

Had my very first visit to Ion Orchard today with Kevin.

Yes, yes, I know. Ion Orchard has been open eons and eons ago and I must be kidding you that this is the very first time I've been there, but it's true. Just because I'm a shopaholic doesn't mean I automatically have to visit every shopping mall in Singapore. I do have a life, you know. One that doesn't revolve solely around shopping.

Anyways, I went there, and I...

...Didn't buy anything.

Whatdya expect, it was Ion Orchard. Not Bugis Street.

However, we did manage to get three tiny miserable balls of chocolate from Sins, which cost $6.90, each ball of chocolate measuring 1.5 cm in diameter.

If you didn't get me, I'll say it again.


1.5-diameter balls of chocolate.

For SGD.



Anyways, we figured that since it wasn't everyday that you get to eat bloody 'spensive chocolates, we might as well give it a try.

Mind you, the process of eating wasn't easy - I think we suffered more in trying our very best to savor every second of it and trying to taste with every tastebud we could, rather than actually enjoying it.

Heck, our conscience didn't even allow us to pop entire balls of chocolate into our mouths! We had to take tiny nibbles.

Just in case you might consider buying those damned sinful chocolates, here's a guide how to eat 'spensive chocolate.

Guide to eating 'spensive chocolate.

I even added illustrations for better understanding. *applause*

Step 1: Purchase said chocolates.
Illustration 1: Purchasing.

Step 2: Quickly find a nice spot, one where you can sit comfortably and not have any distractions. Do this quickly, to avoid said chocolate from melting.

Illustration 2: A nice spot.

Step 3: Admire said chocolate's beauty. Allow yourself to hold it gently in your fingers for a little while, but not too long or else it'll melt.
Illustration 3: A chocolate's beauty.

Step 4: Bite gently into it and allow your tongue to savor it before gently giving it a few chews. Enjoy the taste of it and try not to swallow too fast, but try not to keep it too long in your mouth either, or else it's gonna be disgusting. This is a technique which with adequate practice, you'll master pretty well. For me, it came naturally, coz I'm too poor to be able to eat luxurious foods all the time. Ahah.
Illustration 4: Eating chocolate.

Step 5: Close your eyes and let your senses free.
Illustration 5: Kevin savoring the final bite of chocolate.

Poor people like us don't get to indulge in sinful (in the financial and health sense) chocolate everyday, so of course we snapped some pictures of said chocolates before eating them.

Three balls of chocolate in a bag.

First flavor: Orange Vodka.

Comparing the size of a chocolate ball to the size of an index finger.

Half eaten.

Mint alcoholic flavor.

Green tea alcoholic flavor.

My favourite was the Orange Vodka, it was HEAVENLY.

There's this thin orange crust (brittle and crunchy) on the outside which tastes a little sour, and then when you bite into it, you get the soft, smooth, and creamy inside which has an orangey-vodka-like taste.

The only regret I had was that while the Orange Vodka was still in my mouth, I flipped out my camera phone and started snapping at the half eaten Orange Vodka, which then caused me to not able to fully savor the taste and swallowing it a tad too quickly.

I was soooo tempted to buy another one.

I love, love, love Sins.
There was this box of chocolates I saw, it was selling for like $250++; there was like 50 balls of chocolates in it.

Oh, if only...

Next, Billabong shopping.

Bought a bag:$69.

I also spotted a very beautiful pair of shorts which initially cost $69 but it was on discount and it was ONLY $39!!!!


Very, very, very much to my disappointment, they didn't have a size 6.

I tried on size 8:

Sad case, I'm too thin.

Ahah I know I look so bimbotic here; don't laugh.

And yes, I'm going to admit that I'm uploading these photos coz I'm vain and I think I look kinda pretty in them.

Hey, at least I'm honest.

Feels like crying.


You have to agree, those shorts are GORGEOUS, right??? Why don't they have my size!!!!!!!

Just as I thought I had finally found a pair of beautiful yet decently priced pair of shorts.


Anyways, to make myself feel better, I bought a tanktop, which was initially $39, but was discounted to $19!!!! Cheap, right?? Luckily they had my size!!

Altogether, shopping at Billabong was pretty satisfying as I finally got myself a new bag and a very cheap tank top.

Though I'm still pretty upset about that pair of shorts.

Tell me if you see a size 6 anywhere else.

Watched Spy Next Door with Little Grass. I really enjoyed the movie.

Random pics after the movie:

Last but not least, a random photo of me studying.

Sigh. Tutorials are piling up.

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Prison break! In the technical sense.

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
-Arthur C. Clarke-

I jailbroke my iPod Touch!

First, just some common msconfig stuff, then some PSP, then PS1 emulator configurations, and now, this.

I have to say, I am getting better and better at being techy, no?

I'm not bragging, but I'm super, super excited about the fact that I can now do technically anything I want with my iTouch.

*hahahaha I just noticed the pun; unintended or not, it's there and I'm feeling proud.*

Well okay, not technically anything I want, but at least technically anything most people could imagine running on an iPhone/iTouch.

Back to point. I'm not bragging about my tech skills, I know most can do better, like the guy who actually created this jailbreaking program for other noobies like me to use.

Thanks, Geohot!

I just found out that I can actually run NES, GBA, and even PS1 emulators on my iTouch. All of a sudden, it's like I don't really need my PSP that badly anymore!

I wonder why some people still carry their GBA around. Get a life, and get a PSP or iTouch, for goodness' sake! You can still play GBA games, while enjoy other better stuff too.

Of course, you'd have to consider the fact that GBA are for kids whose parents don't wanna spoil them with 'spensive and complicated stuff like... you know, adult toys.

In the non-sexual sense, that is.

Speaking of PSP, I HAVE to get that new Final Fantasy Dissidia game.


Okay, so maybe I do still need my PSP. More badly than ever, I should think, once I get my hands on Dissidia.

It's a pity my version of PSP is so last years, what with PSP Lite and then the latest new PSP-whatever which allows you to slide the screen upwards, which I think is silly, plus the new design is so ugly, it reminds me of some fake China-manufactured cheapo handheld video game device.

Pretty much like the fake iPhone I saw selling at JP for only $300 or so. No offense, but I happen to prefer the real deal.

Is it my fault that I'm owning the oldest version of almost anything, because I bought them much earlier? Like how I'm having the old, huge and heavy version of PS1 and PS2, while other kids are happily gaming on their light-weight, more compact consoles.

My PS1 and PS2 consoles were broken eons ago anyway, and my dad got my bro a new PS2.


Stupid companies keep coming out with newer versions of stuff, while I'm left with my ancient, oldest version of PSP.

It's just a pity most of my girl friends don't understand my addiction and passion towards tech stuff and video games. Hey, it's not like I'm playing stuff like WoW, DotA, L4D, CoD, etc etc etc.

Of course, if I do manage to get a Macbook (small, compact, yet sky-high specs) by end of this year, I will consider trying L4D. It looks like fun.

Last but not least, here's a screenshot of my current desktop:

Notice the bible and PSP lying on my desk, posters on my wall. Realistic, huh?

P.S.: I almost forgot. Here's the link to downloading the jailbreaker.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

A lil update, I'm running late. (gosh, it rhymes!!!)


its just 2nd day of school but everything is pouring in AT ONCE! I CANT BREATHE!
-Rae on twitter-

It's the third day into academic semester; haven't updated for a long, long time due to you-know-what.

If you're still asking, it's uni stuff, you nincompoop.

Not entirely free now either (it's 7.10 p.m.; my training officially starts at 7 p.m.; I know I'm running late), but what the heck, I'll just do a little updating on my blog before anyone starts complaining.

Not that some hasn't started.

I've gotta make it brief, so here's a list of what I've been up to for the past week that made me oh-too-busy for blogging.

1. Hung out with friends
2. Hung out with Kevin, ever since he came back (Grassies, whatever you're gonna do or say, don't. I still miss you guys. LOLS)
3. Watched Avatar. In 3D. It's my first time ever watching a 3D movie. Whatever. Laugh all you want.
4. Did some fun stuff with Kevin.

I know point 2 and 4 are pretty similar. But still. I'm making a point.

Fun stuff referring to: Some silly, like playing Plants VS Zombies together, and some pretty simple like constructing a spherical puzzle bought from Puzzle World. Cost $21; later found that I could have gotten some wood construction pieces for only $15, which seemed more fun to do.

Gosh it's 7.18. I'd better go. I know it's going against my principle of uploading a few photos and calling it a day (heck, is that even considered blogging, you stupid bimbos?); God knows I'm guilt ridden, but what the heck.

Will update you guys with pictures tonight; promise they'll be a tad more interesting than what those brainless, mindless, language-less, stupid bimbotic camwhores (see, they even call themselves whores, how much more stupid can they be?) put on their homicidal blogs.

It's 7.21. Shit.



I'm back from training, it's 10.30 p.m., and I'm freaking tired.


Anyway, here are pictures, as promised:

Disclaimer: They're nothing much, just a few random pics to keep you updated. Keep your expectations low. I'm no professional photographer.

Wrote this on my lecture notes during Math 3 lecture.

If you can't read, click to enlarge. If you still can't read, here's some help:

2010 resolution: I will not write negative comments on my lecture notes, no matter how much I hate it or how stressed I am. Doing so will only ruin my mood all the more every time I see it.

I *heart* Matrix!! *arrow* Sentences like this can improve and boost interest on the subject, even though it's a lie.

This pic is dated eons of months ago, just decided I'd upload it here. I'm random.

Found this while randomly browsing through the net. The arrow like part of the wireless split-keyboard doubles as a mouse!! It has a touch sensor thingy, when you hold and move it, it automatically turns into a mouse, and the keys J, K, and L automatically function as mouse buttons.
I wouldn't mind owning a device like that.

Went to Haagen Daz the other week. The new dark chocolate orange flavor wasn't all that bad.

Kevin just sent me pictures of the spherical puzzle:


Cute, isn't it??

A Domokun key chain Kevin gave me from his Taiwan trip:
I'm a hugeass fan of Domokun!! I don't care what you think, I find this brown big-mouthed creature breathtakingly adorable!!

Last but not least, here are some drawings I was secretly doing while feigning a serious face and pretending to take notes when attending a boring meeting the other day:

You'll have to admit, I'm quite an artist, no?

My apologies, you just have to accept the fact that I'm no meeting person.

It's now 11.15 p.m.; I can' believe I spent 45 minutes just uploading pictures. I'm going to kill myself now.


Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Carpet Beetle.

Herein lies our problem. If we level that much land to grow rice and whatever, then no other animal could live there except for some insect pest species. Which is very unfortunate.
-Steve Irwin-

I recently found lots of tiny oval shaped insects in my room; I didn't give it much thought until my roomie asked me if I've seen one of those recently and I said yes, I have seen them around more frequently than usual, and I thought I'd better Google it to find out what it was.

So after some unsuccessful attempts (I didn't know what it was, how am I supposed to know what to Google for??), I finally found what I wanted (at least that's what I assumed) after looking in the 5th or 6th page of searching "small insect with legs hidden" in Google image.

Yes, I know.

I guess I got lucky.

The link I clicked was the image with the caption "carpet beetles are". Click to enlarge.

So anyway, I read on and the description of the insect pretty much fit the ones in my room, and I found they're called carpet beetles.


Adult carpet beetles are small with compact, rounded, oval bodies. Their legs and head are not obvious and are often hidden under the body.

The variegated carpet beetle (Anthrenus verbasci) and furniture carpet beetle (Anthrenus flavipes) are 2-3 mm long and mottled yellow, white and black.

The black carpet beetle (Attagenus unicolor) is larger, ranging from 3-5 mm, more elongate and black with brownish legs.

The Australian carpet beetle (Anthrenocerus australis) is 2-3 mm long and dark with light markings. Of the four species, only the Australian carpet beetle is native.

Carpet beetle larvae move slowly and are 4-7 mm long, depending on the species. They are brown in colour and covered in bristles. As the larvae grow they moult, leaving cast brown skins.

Carpet beetles are widely distributed and can be found inside homes and other buildings where food is available.



I'm getting goosebumps.

I figured maybe it's from my unwashed carpet, so I took my carpet outdoors and flipped it over a few times, but I couldn't find anything. Except for a dead and semi-decayed beetle.

*omg goosebumps*

I don't know if these pests actually bite, but I'm having some itchy spots on my hand and legs.

Or is it just all in my mind?

Whatever it is, I hope they're not crawling around on my bed while I'm asleep.

Now that I've checked my carpet all over, I don't think it's the source of these pests (but to play safe, I'll leave my carpet outdoors for now) and it's bugging me that I'll be sleeping with these pests every single night from now on.

I'll search for the source. In the mean time, I guess the most I can do is vacuum those in sight. They're freaking me out.

P.S.: No, of course I'm not going to upload an image of the beetle here.

Monday, 4 January 2010

moping bunnies

Housework is something you do that nobody notices until you don't do it.
~Author Unknown

Today, I found in my room: a dead moth, a dead insect with a slim body and extremely thin and long legs (shudders), crumbs and bits of snacks from two weeks ago (I remember I picked all the crumbs up after snacking, honest!!), clumps of hair, and lots of dust bunnies.

Like this one:

I read from wiki that dust bunnies may actually cause electrical items to short circuit, due to its high content of static electricity.

Okay, maybe not that bad. Just some clumps of dust; semi-formed dust bunnies, maybe.

I sure wished dust bunnies would look much attractive though...

Like this one.
Or, better still, this:


Then maybe I wouldn't have such a hard time cleaning my room.

Which brings us back to the topic: Cleaning my room, which I have been putting off for months now.

As I have mentioned, I found lots of weird (mostly dead) creatures in my room today of which I would never have otherwise imagined they would even exist in my room which, as far as the eye can see, have been kept (relatively) clean...



I guess that's a good adjective for my room.

I used 8 pieces of disposable floor-wipes, and even then, my floor isn't completely clean yet, just clean enough for me to survive for the next four months.

I'm currently having back ache from mopping the floor.