Tuesday, 30 March 2010

short talks

“It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?"”
-Winnie the Pooh-

I figured I'd better write something before people stop coming.

Though I have no idea what to write...

How can I, when studying and procrastinating is all there is to it?

Ah, well, I've managed four sentences so far. Even writing about how you've got nothing to write is writing.

Okay enough crap. Believe it or not, I do actually have something (or rather, several small insignificant thoughts/experiences), which I personally think it'd be more appropriate mentioned under the "short talk" section (which unfortunately I don't have one coz I don;t see the need when I have Twitter and Facebook updates already) or Twitter. Or something like that.

BTW, which makes one think, Twitter/short talks/Facebook status updates really are bring the blogging business down, isnt it? In the past, everything was "oh, I'ma so going to blog about this" but now it's like "I'm gonna Twitter this!!" and "There's no bigger picture, so I guess it isn't worth blogging about anyway."

Okay, back to main point.

Several short talks merged into one long blog post.

Interesting much?

I should think not.


Item 1: I recently thought to myself "I hate wearing glasses! I've gotta do something about my eyes!" I did consider Lasik since a long time ago, but it's kinda costly, plus parents think its dangerous, you might get your eyes blind, etc etc etc. So I Googled and found that doing daily eye-exercises, eating bilberry extracts, and not wearing glasses might help. Improve your eyesight, that is.


yeah, right.

Item 2: omg some people. need. to. know. where. to. put. their. feet. The other day Kevin and I went to Vivo for a movie, and 10 minutes into the movie there was an awful stench. I turned around and saw a pair of feet in my face. UBER DISGUSTING-NESS!!!!! For the rest of the 2 hours, Kevin and I had to lean away from each other coz the smell was coming from the pair of feet directly situated in between our heads.

I regret not telling that person off. Urrghh.

Item 3: Exam is coming soon!!!

Item 4: I'm considering buying those pin-holed glasses they sell at pharmacies coz they can improve vision (not permanently I should think) without the help of prescription glasses.

*cue abrupt end*

Friday, 26 March 2010

im turning into an artist! lol

"Believe it or not, I can actually draw."
-Jean-Michel Basquiat-

So I did another two more pieces:

I think it's sweet and cute ^^


Comment, please!

P.S.: Very, very pissed off coz DeviantART doesn't let me upload my pics!!! WHY!!!! *rawrr*

Tuesday, 23 March 2010


I don't listen to what art critics say. I don't know anybody who needs a critic to find out what art is.
-Jean-Michel Basquiat-

I got bored and decided to do something with a pen and a piece of paper.

I got this:

With a little touch of the magic wonders of Photoshop, I got this:

And this.

And this.

Or this?

I don't know which looks best. Whatdya think?

Monday, 22 March 2010

X - iPhone

iPhone haters: People that have good reason to hate the douchebaggery of those who purport their self-righteous sense of superiority because of a $150 appliance literally anyone can afford but choose not to lead of a life of complete jackassery.
-Urban Dictionary-

Disclaimer: I don't hate the iPhone for what it is; in fact, I think it is a very good phone and I respect those who own/love it. I, for one, would be very happy to own the iPhone as well. I am just sick of the fact that everyone thinks it's the best phone in the world when it obviously isn't. (And to those who claims that the iPhone is better than my current phone - FYI, it isn't coz my phone has better specs.)

(Additional note: don't hate me before reading till the end.)

At the risk of many people starting to hate me after this, you should know by now that I am sick of the iPhone craze.

I mean, when it first came out, everyone were going gaga over it. That's understandable, even with this going on.

(People were queuing outside the Apple store in the wee hours of the morning waiting for the store to open on the first day the iPhone was launched. What a bunch of numb-nuts.)

But now...?

Here's what triggered me to blog about it, when I had already been (obviously) keeping my resentment towards the iPhone for so long:

I received an e-mail from NTU about this event ‘I Call, I Touch, I Buy - The iPhone in Today’s Interactive Marketplace’.


If it were just a phone with good specs and all, then I'd be perfectly fine with it but EVERY TOM, DICK AND HARRY are buying it for the mere reason that "everyone else is using it".

Imagine you're sitting in the MRT fiddling happily with your iPhone. All of a sudden, the old ah-ma beside you takes out her iPhone, too. Oh gosh, sucks to be you.

I have long been wondering what was so attractive about the iPhone.

Granted, there was once when I was also crazy about it (but fortunately, my parents didn't think it was worth the money) but that's only because it was NEW AT THAT TIME.

Given the rate at which technology is advancing, the iPhone's specs by now should be considered PLAIN ORDINARY.

(We're speaking of the iPhone 3Gs here.)

Processor 600 MHz; RAM 256 MB; camera 3 MP. I know these specs are above average, but if one were to put phone's specs as the highest priority then I don't think the iPhone is an advisable choice because frankly, I have seen phones with higher processing speed and RAM.

The only advantage is it's internal storage, which boasts of 32 GB, but who needs that? I wouldn't want to be listening to music on my phone. It's a silly thing to be wasting precious phone battery on music when I have a device specially meant for that: a music player/MP3/iPod.

Okay, so the iPhone OS may be 'better' than others, considering the fact that the Mac OS has been doing pretty well since the beginning of time - but still. Android, people? Windows Mobile? Symbian?

One factor left: External beauty.

Uhh... External what?

I'm not saying the iPhone is ugly (it isn't, actually - pretty decent too, at that, if you asked me, I'd give it a rating of 8/10), but is it really THAT beautiful that you just HAVE to pick it over other phones?

I have to stop myself here; I think it'd be wise to take a moment to apologize if I have ever hurt anyone's feelings (which I guess must be a lot; considering the fact that most people are just dreaming of the iPhone, if they haven't actually gotten it yet) - I'm not saying that the iPhone isn't good.

On the contrary, I think it's a good and decent phone - I wouldn't have any qualms if someone told me he/she was going to get the iPhone but then I'd have to stop him/her right there and ask sensibly:


To which if they replied "Coz it has been my dream phone ever since it first came out, and I believe it's OS is stable enough to be trusted," then I'd be okay with it but if they were to give me something stupid like "Coz everyone else is using it and I think its a very cool phone," then they deserve a slap in the head coz speaking of coolness, there are many other cool-er phones out there.

Okay, if you want to say you want the iPhone because of it's abundant variety of applications then it's also a very good reason which I'll agree with. It's also one of the reasons why I love my iPod Touch so very much.

As I have previously (made very sure) I mentioned before I started ranting, I do not in any way think that the iPhone, speaking plainly, sucks.

In fact, if asked to list down the top ten, the iPhone would definitely be on my list. It's just that, when people start to buy stuff without knowing why they bought them, it kinda gets on my nerves.

Especially when people say my phone isn't as good as the iPhone.

The only thing I'll admit which my phone isn't as good is it's OS (yes, I know Windows Mobile 6.5 may not be as good as the iPhone OS). But my phone's specs are definitely better.

So there.

Sunday, 21 March 2010

shittiest day everrrr

You will never lose your EZ-Link card when it has zero credit; you will only lose it on the day you top it up with $50.
-Murphy's Law-



How shitty is that???

Is it my fault that my stuff keep getting broken/lost when I've tried my VERY BEST to be EXTRA CAFERUL????


Saturday, 20 March 2010


I wished charging of electronic devices could go wireless too. Then the world would be a perfect place to live in.

Warning: This might get boring, coz it's just about... Stuff. MY stuff. I honestly don't think you'd be pretty much interested in that. You were warned.

Don't come around later saying stuff like "omg ur such a show-off/stuck up biatch. Keep ur stuff to urself, bitch," coz to that I'll probably reply, "I don't give a damn; I warned you, didn't I?"

You know how every time you buy a new electronic device, it comes in a package along with chargers, earphones, USB cables, and sometimes even complimentary connectors for misc. uses?

It's taking up more and more space and it's starting to freaking annoy me.

I took this picture purposefully for this post.

I currently have:

- 4 earphonesI got one free when I bought my iPod Touch, another free when I bought my old Sony Ericsson phone, another free one when I recently bought my HTC HD2, and my Sony earphones which I'm currently using.

- Several USB connectors
Two for my PSP, one free when I oughbt my old external hard disk, another free when I recently bought my new external hard disk, another one for my old Sony Ericsson phone, and two more free USB cables when I recently bought my new HTC.

- Chargers
I'm very grateful for the advancement in technology, that now USB cables are doubled as a charger as well. Pretty much saves up lots of space and clutter, especially when you encounter that unfortunate situation where you need to charge all your electronic devices AT ONCE. Trust me, it happens.

The complicated solution:
My new external hard disk's USB cable seems to fit my HTC perfectly well, so I guess I could do away with my HTC USB connector cum charger. Thankfully, Apple designs their products to be multi-usage, so I only need one USB cable for my iPod syncing and charging purposes. I only need one pair of earphones, so... well... Who wants free earphones?? Like seriously, I don't have 4 pairs of ears.


Friday, 19 March 2010


“You know an odd feeling? Sitting on the toilet eating a chocolate candy bar”
-George Carlin-

Join my miserable group for the cause:

Sick of uncivilized people who pee/shit anywhere other than INTO the toilet

What cause?

Coz it currently has only one member in it:



So I discriminate people who pee/shit ONTO the toilet, for the mere reason that I pee/shit INTO the toilet.

Sue me.

Thursday, 18 March 2010

so it's pretty much is screwed up, isn't it?

I always say "Right, I don't care if I'm going to bed at 4 a.m. today, I sure as hell am going to force my sleepy self out of bed by 7 a.m., even if it costs my life," and then the next morning I'll just go "Ah, screw it."

Okay, so life's been pretty mundane lately (that is, besides the fact that I'm still pretty excited over my new phone) - how much more mundane can it get when all you do is procrastinate all day?
I decided I'd upload post-related pictures every once in a while - I realized that it actually helps keeping people stay on track, especially when reading long posts of boring updates in my life.

Lately I've been sleeping at 3/4 in the morning every single day (don't ask me what I do every night - I honestly don't have a clue); even though I tell myself this is the final time I'm going to sleep at such an ungodly hour and oversleep the next day and miss morning lectures - I go and do it the next day anyway. Then, I manage to convince myself every 'morning' before I go to bed that i have to wake up at 8 a.m. the latest but then I sleep in till like 12 p.m. or so and then just think "ah, screw it, I'll be good tomorrow, let's enjoy the life of a lazy ass student for just one more day - at least I'll finish up my tutorials tonight," which of course, is another blunt lie.

Speaking of tutorials, I have been spending days on ends just to finish three questions - yep, three questions took me 5 whole days to do coz, well, I was, you know, procrastinating too much.

Pet Society kills, people.

Yep, that's my pet. It says it wants to kill me.

Ah. Had an epiphany of how I could make myself famous. Was letting my fingers run free on the piano today, when I realized that my fingers could actually create impromptu music out of thin air, all while my brain was zombie-dead. I should write them down the next time my fingers act up, and then maybe I'd be a great composer. *lolrofl* But still. I think it might just give me something else to work on other than lame ol' school stuff.

Okay, so it's now 2 a.m., and I don't plan on continuing my bad habit of going to bed late - so I promise myself that I'll go to bed in 30 more minutes; I just hope I won't give myself another 30 more minutes after that, and another 30 more minutes after that... You get my drift.

I guess that's just one of my many bad habits - giving myself more 'at night' time, paying 'em back the next morning.

So well, that brings us back to what happened today - I actually woke up at 7.30 a.m., despite the fact that I went to bed at 3 the night before. Not that I actually wanted to, but I guess I was kinda forced to, coz I had a quiz today at 9.30 a.m.

Guess what?

I didn't study for it.

Not one bit.

Okay, you could call it studying if browsing through the first 5 pages of the 50-odd pages of lecture notes counted.

I wouldn't been half that scared if I knew the quiz was open-book, which of course, as it always happens, I didn't.

That's right, I sat for a open-book quiz without studying for it, and without knowing it was open-book.

You can guess what happened.

The quiz was relatively easy, but I couldn't recall the formulas - yes, I know I could have referred to my lecture notes, but that's just the problem, isn't it? I DIDN'T KNOW IT WAS A OPEN-BOOK QUIZ.

*I couldn't drill more on the unfortunate fact, if I wanted to*

I knew the steps, I just couldn't remember the formula, and that being said, I guess the situation was kinda on my side, considering the fact that I still would have been able to answer all questions correctly with zero revision - if only I knew THE QUIZ WAS OPEN-BOOK.

*Okay, I guess I could drill more on the fact...*

But that'd just make myself feel worse.

On the whole, it was okay; I could answer 3 out of 4 questions correctly - guess why I couldn't solve the 4th one?

Yep, you got it.

*cue reader's chorus: "if only you knew it was an open-book quiz."*

I would have gotten a perfect score. With ZERO revision. If only...

Oh, oh, did I mention that I want the new Vaio Z series laptop?

Here it is:My dream laptop. VPCZ117GG.

Cut the crap, here's the specs:

SCREEN 13.1 inches; full HD
WEIGHT 1.41kg
OPERATING SYSTEM Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
PROCESSOR Intel Core i7-620M 2.66GHz (with Turbo Boost up to 3.33GHz) (omg i7 and 2.66GHz!!!)
CONNECTIVITY WiFi (802.11a/b/g/*), Bluetooth
GRAPHICS Nvidia GeForce GT330M with dedicated 1GB RAM (ONE. GB. RAM. JUST FOR GRAPHICS. PERIOD.)

There is only one reason why I'm not buying it.

It costs SGD 4499.



Monday, 15 March 2010

I'ma so happiii.

“To be happy in this world, first you need a cell phone and then you need an airplane. Then you're truly wireless.”
-Ted Turner-

Ahh, what a wonderful, wonderful day it is, to be able to visit the IT Show on a wonderful, wonderful Sunday.

*Not that wonderful actually; I slept at 4 a.m. the 'night' before*

How can it not be, when you've just become the proud owner of...

Uh, now, lets see...

The, uh, HTC thingy....

You know, that wide screen phone...

Something... Something... which looks like this?

The HTC HD2.

Okay, I'm no phone reviewer, so lets cut the crap and hit the specs:

- ROM: 512 MB
- RAM: 448 MB
- Windows Mobile® 6.5 Professional
- Resolution: 480 X 800 WVGA
- 1GHz Snapdragon™ processor (OMG 1GHZ!)
- 5 Megapixel camera

Okay, so at first I was like "omg this phone is HUGEEEEE; the Nexus One is definitely better."

Then, today, I suddenly changed my mind and instinctively, spontaneously bought the HTC HD2.

Funny how I already had my mind set on Nexus One for days on ends; and then, just after an hour of meeting the new HTC HD2, I immediately thought it was the phone for me.

Kinda makes me think of how you may have been in love with your childhood friend whom you've known forever, and then when another guy comes along, you realize how wrong you have been about your feelings for the past 20 years.

Anyway, don't tell me I should have picked the Nexus One coz that'd be the real phone that I'd really wanted and that HTC HD2 was only like a temporary euphoria thingy - c'mon, don't tell me you've never had moments when you made drastic spontaneous decisions before?

So anyways, enough of that; I compared my new HD2 to my iPod Touch:

See the difference?

Yep, it's that big. Thinner than the iPhone, though.

I also bought a 500Gb external hard disk today for only $119!


Time to throw out my mediocre 160Gb HDD (which I bought for $130 1.5 years ago. Bummer).

As of such, I'ma so happiii.

P.S.: I have come across a few Facebook groups that caught my attention lately; two of which are "Those kids must really regret asking Ted how they met their mother" and "If a guy replies your message while playing Dota, he must really love you".


Saturday, 6 March 2010

Stench. Urgh.

“It felt wonderful doing it. But that's rather like urinating in brown velvet pants. It can feel wonderful, but no one will watch.”
-Robin Williams-

So here's what happened yesterday.

I was on the bus, on the way to the NTU CAC Choir's annual concert, Cantemus 2010: The Voice Of Life. Which, I think, was pretty worth the watch. They were pretty good.

Anyway, that's not my point.

When I was in the bus, there was one empty seat left so I took it. A few seconds later, I smelt some strange stench like someone peed in there. I looked around but I saw nothing suspicious, so I thought it must have been some baby/kid who must have accidentally peed in their pants before I went up the bus.

Okay, here's the part where it gets interesting. So I looked down to see if there was any sign of left over decayed, fermented urine. There was not. Meanwhile, the stench was starting to get stronger and stronger to the point when I thought maybe someone was actually urinating. Then, it got really stinky and I had to even hold my breath at times.

This went on and off for about, say, 10 or 15 minutes?

Trust me, it was torture.

Plus, the bus was so crowded I had no choice but to stay in my seat.

So I began hunting for the source. I then noticed a shabby looking old man sitting beside me, and I began thinking "shit, is he urinating in his pants?"

Don't blame me, he was wearing some very disgusting looking pants (with yellow stains on his crotch - don't worry, it isn't urine tho; I know coz his pants were black) and a shirt which looked like it hadn't been washed for days.

So anyways, I quickly reprimanded myself for discriminating. You can't just conclude that a person stinks of urine just because he wears shabby clothes, right?

Not everyone can afford to buy new clothes all the time, you know?

*so says Rachel. LOL biggestjokeoftheday*

So I endured.

Till the man pressed the bell and got off the bus.


Ew. Gross.


I know it's been like forever since I said I'd post up a picture of my cross-stitch; I bet you've forgotten all about it by now, but anyways, here it is:

Nice, right?? Took me WEEKS to complete!


Starcraft II is out.

Good news for some, bad news for me.

*hee, don't worry I still love you*


Thursday, 4 March 2010

To all my beloved friends, ...

"Friendship is unnecessary; like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather is one of those things that give value to survival."
- C. S. Lewis

Sorry if I have seldom contacted you, sorry if I have never messaged you at random times, sorry if I have never sent you messages on MSN, sorry if I didn't even bother to drop you a single "Hi" on Facebook.

Call me 'boh cheng', call me ungrateful; maybe that's what I am.

The thing is, I'm not the kind of person who thinks to message her friends for no apparent reason, or to forwards 'friendship e-mails' or anything of that sort.

Maybe I'm kinda scared of conversations getting weird we're talking we run out of topics to say, and it sorta ends up being awfully awkward.

Or maybe, I'm just too busy with everyday-stuff. You know how instant messaging which you thought would only last for 10 minutes eventually turn out to be a 2-hour conversation and you end up with undone tutorials piling up your desk.

Do remember though, that I do think of you at random times, back when we were still pretty "innocent" (well, I can't exactly say we were; how innocent can you expect 16/17-year-olds to be?) - at least innocent enough to think that we had experienced the greatest friendships we would ever have in our lives - and I can't deny that.

Sure, we'd make new friends, lead new lives, explore the world - but we naively thought we'd stay friends *ahem* forever.

I digress.

In reality, it is sometimes rather hard to keep in touch with all your old friends - especially when you've discovered new ones along with a whole new life ahead of you - but that doesn't mean it should keep me from thinking of the good old times.

Maybe I'm not much of a "friendship" person, but I do know what friendship is, and what it's like to want to keep a friendship going forever.

Okay, this is getting more emo than I expected.

That being said, I know there are times when you may be mad at me for not contacting you like I promised I would 4 years ago; but do keep in mind that I do think of you. I do miss you, and I do want to meet up with you whenever we can. Catching up on each others' lives, talking about our past, just reminiscing.

To those that I've less contacted (or not at all), I'm sorry if our friendship has not worked out as we had hoped. People change, and I'm sure you've noticed how we have gradually (and unknowingly) grown apart. That doesn't mean we're gonna act like strangers; we can still get together at times, we can still stay friends.

I guess what I'm really trying to say is, I'm sorry I mess up at times, I'm sorry that the only times I have ever contacted you is for favors, I'm sorry I never called or replied to messages, and I'm sorry I'm acting like an ungrateful sprite who seems to have forgotten all the good times we had during our 5 years of schooling together.

The truth is, I do love you guys and I miss you all.

Monday, 1 March 2010

up, down, up, down...

I don't listen to what art critics say. I don't know anybody who needs a critic to find out what art is.
-Jean Michel Basquiat-

OMG I can't believe I haven't posted this video up yet!!!

This is like one of my favorite Youtube videos, EVERRRR.

Here are the lyrics to go with it:

Up, down, up!

When I up, down, touch the ground it puts me in the mood;
Up, down, touch the ground in the mood... for food;
I am stout, round, and i have found, speaking poundage wise,
I improve my appetite when i exercise!

I am short, fat, and proud of that and so with all my might,
I up, down, up, down to my appetite's delight!
While I up, down, touch the ground, I think of things to chew...
With a hefty, healthy appetite i'm a hefty happy pooh!

You HAVE to agree, it's a CUTE song!

Alternatively, if you want a video with lyrics, here it is.

Of course, not everyone appreciates cute music, which is probably why some are induced to cleverly put it in another way.

It was a friend of mine* who thought it'd be funny to hurt my feelings by defiling my favorite song:

When I up down touch your breasts, it puts me in the mood,
Up, down touch your *censor* in the mood for sex.
When I up down, touch your dick, my bottom gets wet,
I improve my sex drive when I do foreplay!

-*Author declined to be named-

Whatever. He just doesn't know classic video art.