Archive for September, 2007

The Quality Of Blog Writing Just Went Up

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

Stephen Fry just set up a blog. And yes, I miss Douglas Adams too.

Blogging Should Be Left To Professionals & Specialists

Friday, September 21st, 2007

Key Quote: “In this time when people exhibit the least amount of character in history, there is more communication than ever before. Often this is simply blathering on blogs—mindless words and idle communication. Most blogs can be summed up as people talking about almost anything, but really nothing. There is no purpose to much of the contents—no direction.”

Another Key Quote: “Literally some become so addicted to blogging, posting and instant messaging that other parts of their lives are neglected… All that said, you can—and SHOULD—maintain friends the “old-fashioned” way, through actual personal contact, as well as letter writing, emailing or instant messaging…”

Is That A Snake In Your Mouth

Friday, September 21st, 2007

Or are you just pleased to see me?

Necessity Is The Mother Of Invention

Friday, September 21st, 2007

Key Quote: “making a sex toy from a bottle of detergent, a piece of wood and a rubber glove”

The Passing Of James Oliver Rigney, Jr

Friday, September 21st, 2007

It’s funny how things lead up. I bumped into a former campmate from National Service just this week. He was in the bookshop looking for the latest Robert Jordan book, Knife of Dreams. It was funny because I was the one that introduced him to the series almost 10 years ago.

Robert Jordan’s Wheel Of Time series was a massive work that occupied my time from National Service to University to my latest job. I gave up the series for a while because he took a long time to write each book. Admittedly, each book was about 600-1000+ pages but with so many characters and subplots, all richly written, it was hard to keep track after one year of absence. So with every new book, it meant re-reading the past books to remember what went on before.

It got too much for me when you have to reread 7000 pages just to catch up to begin reading the latest book. I told myself that I will buy the entire series when he’s finished writing so that I can finish the series in one uninterrupted read. I really like the series, to me, it was a luxurious read, very much like viewing a complex 18-century tapestry or sampling a fine wine.

There is a saying, “man plans, God laughs”. James Oliver Rigney, Jr, also known as Robert Jordan passed away September 16, 2007 from complications from primary amyloidosis with cardiomyopathy (cardiac amyloidosis). The last book, A Memory Of Light, is incomplete. Very much like my beloved Frank Herbert’s Dune series. And much like Frank Herbert, Robert Jordan made extensive notes and had told the complete story to his family.

I’ve made an order for the (in)complete set of The Wheel Of Time series. By the time I am finished with the current set, it is my hope that the last book will be published.

My Toilet

Friday, September 21st, 2007

I was told I now have one of the biggest toilets in HDBland but personally, I don’t believe it as I’ve seen people convert an entire bedroom into a toilet. But anyway, it started with this:

Redundant Kitchen

After almost 2 months of appeals and approvals, it all got torn down, excepting the horrible white pipes that were verboten to be moved:

The White Pipe of Anguish.

And now, with 80% completion, I think it looks like a clinical shed for milking cows:

RIMG0014

Just did a simple light test in the bed room:

RIMG0022

I like it.

Rules for Effective Salesmanship

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

Right: “Looks as though it was made only for you”. Wrong: “No money No touch”.

Attention Singaporeans Who Only Read Things With Sex Connotations

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

Here’s a headline you will like.

Wurst Way To Hide Sex Toys

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

Key Quote: “”It’s not against the law here. But obviously I can’t speculate on what customs in Dubai will have to say about it.””

How To Make Money Online

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

Cut & Paste articles on your blog!

Apparently listening to classical music promotes faster weight-loss than loud fitness pop music. What is “loud fitness pop music”?

Criminal Mastermind of the week

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

Got Coke?

Ride The SLUT

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

And save the environment.

And Yes, Tomorrow We Shall Visit The Zoo

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

Singaporean visits a tree. Avoids making funny faces.

Singaporean Reveals Own Insecurities Online!

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

Key Quote: “I’ve gone through them and they’re rather accurate.”

Singaporean Sex Shocker

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

Key Quote: “…I am sure Singaporeans’ sex life will improve tremendously from today onwards …what is the whole point of legalizing oral and anal sex between heterosexuals when such acts are mostly carried out between homosexuals?”

For the obtuse: Looks like she answered her his question before asking it.