the one family ktv

Okay. I really really recommend this place, compared to leeches like kbox and party world.

The first time I saw the place was when I went out with my junior og members. We were on our way to cine when we saw a certain promotion at this ktv place. Because they were newly opened, we could sing free for 2 hours! There was also one set of free drinks. We were quite suspicious at first, but the person at the counter reassured us that there were no strings attached. Walk in, sing, walk out. So we did. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Granted, the system was pretty laggy and a few songs were unavailable. BUT! It's free man. At least that was what I thought at the time. I thought I would never go there again.

So imagine my surprise, when I went there again last Sunday. We were supposed to go kbox. Yan Ho brought his little brother Daniel. AND for the FIRST time he did not wear VJ pants! (Actually we didn't notice at that time until everybody got home and Viv msged "question of the day: did yanho wear vj pants?") I'm digressing. Anyway, we went to the fourth floor, cine. Usually, it's about 12+++ for singing 2-7pm. But now it's 12 for 2-4 and 14.40 for 2-5. WTF? Atrocious. Daylight robbery. Rape. So anyway we decided to try party world instead of a movie, since Chuan commented that movie was anti-social and of course, yours truly doesn't really like movies, especially when singing is available. Plus it was a Sunday. $9.50. Oh I still have my Eng Wah voucher, courtesy of Mrs/Miss Tay/Wong/Dunno aiya Angeline la. Cine don't have Eng Wah. So, we went for an exciting lift ride to the first floor and tried to walk to party world. I said tried, because we stopped at "the one family ktv". Shit, it's a conspiracy, all the ktvs are so near each other. Yan Ho was talking about how Chuan can be the father and Viv the mother. While we discovered that, it was $50++ for a 6 ppl room. No room charge, no pax charge, free drinks and mixed nuts & fruits. The catch was, we had to buy up to $50 worth of food, or rather $62.50 because there was a 20% discount. Do the math, yo. Actually, we didn't have to buy that amount of food, it's just that we had to pay a minimum of $50++. So, why not?

In the end, it turned out to be real cool. Uber value for money. I mean $50++ for 6 ppl, plus you get to eat so much food! Okay lar, it was like $10 for a dozen satay and drinks were $7 each, but still! It's absolutely cheaper than some other leeches. I'm sure that if we had sung at kbox, the cost would be around 90++. Man they freaking charge for tidbits when all it does is to make you thirsty. Plus you are not allowed to bring your own beverages inside. Talk about good business practice. Sheesh.

If I had one qualm about the place, it was the damn lighting. Green and yellow, creepy lighting, with mirrors all around. It's like a haunted maze. BHrrrh. Well, we stay in the room most of the time, so it's not a big problem. Beauty is not skin deep. I will definitely patronise them again.

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A mother passing by her daughter's bedroom was astonished to see the bed was nicely made and everything was picked up. Then she saw an envelope propped up prominently on the center of the bed. It was addressed, "Mom." With the worst premonition, she opened the envelope and read the letter with trembling hands:

Dear Mom: It is with great regret and sorrow that I'm writing you. I had to elope with my new boyfriend because I wanted to avoid a scene with Dad and you. I've been finding real passion with Ahmed and he is so nice-even with all his piercings, tattoos, beard, and his motorcycle clothes. But it's not only the passion Mom, I'm pregnant and Ahmed said that we will be very happy. He already owns a trailer in the woods and has a stack of firewood for the whole winter. He wants to have many more children with me and that's now one of my dreams too. Ahmed taught me that marijuana doesn't really hurt anyone and we'll be growing it for us and trading it with his friends for all the cocaine and ecstasy we want. In the meantime, we'll pray that science will find a cure for AIDS so Ahmed can get better; he sure deserves it!! Don't worry Mom, I'm 15 years old now and I know how to take care of myself. Someday I'm sure we'll be back to visit so you can get to know your grand children.

Your daughter, Judith

PS: Mom, none of the above is true. I'm over at the neighbor's house. I just wanted to remind you that there are worse things in life than my report card that's in my desk center drawer. I love you! Call when it is safe for me to come home.

zzZZ

I experienced my first bout of seasickness. Alcohol probably compounded it. I got off the ferry, then I felt like fainting. My stomach was like clogged pipes. I felt like puking. Which I didn't, in the end. Then as I stumbled along the path, I faintly heard my friends asking "are you ok". Everything became saturated and dazzling, like the special effects in video cameras. I could feel needles poking in my muscles. Amazingly, I could still walk through the customs, and take a taxi. Otherwise I won't be typing this now.

Temperature Extremes

20C: Greeks put on sweaters (if they can find them)
15C: Hawaiians turn on the heaters (if they have them)
10C: Singaporeans shake, Russians are planting cucumbers.
5: You can see your own breathing. Italian cars don't start.
Norwegians take a bath. Russians drive with lowered windows.
0C: Water freezes in Singapore, in Russia it thickens.
-5C: French cars don't start.
-10C: You're planning a vacation to Australia.
-15C: Your cat insists to sleep in your bed. Norwegians put on sweaters.
-18C: New York landlords turn on the heaters. Russians make their last seasonal picnic.
-20C: American cars don't start. People in Alaska start wearing long-sleeves.
-25C: German cars don't start. Hawaiians are dead.
-30C: Politicians start talking about homeless people. Your cat prefers to sleep in your pajamas.
-40C: You're planning a 2-week hot tub bath. Swedish cars do not start.
-42C: Transportation stops in Europe. Russians eat ice cream on the street.
-45C: All Greeks are dead. Politicians really start doing something for the homeless.
-50C: Your eyelids start sticking when you blink. In Alaska, people close the window in the bathroom.
-60C: White bears start moving south.
-70C: The hell froze
-73C: Finnish special services evacuate Santa Claus from Lapland. Russians wear earmuff hats.
-80C: Lawyers put their hands in their own pockets.
-114C: Ethyl alcohol is freezing. Russians are unhappy.
-273.15C: Absolute zero, atomic movement theoretically stops. Russians wear boots.
-295C: 90% of the planet is dead. Russian soccer team becomes world champion!

Now we know what we didn't know all along - the adolescent brain is not only different from the adult specimen but inchoate, imperfectly developed yet actively building highways, exit ramps, cloverleaves and rest stops in order to conquer the challenges of negotiating life's passages. In the meantime the teenage intellect is best described as the world's largest bumper car ride.

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Wow. Is all that I can say.

SMU is too tantalising! I have a direct bus there, I can cycle there easily, the hostel rocks if I need to stay there. Double degree in social science and something else.. Haha, that's overkill. Oh and it's so near the national library and city. Shit. What a dilemma.

I am so SCREWED. Why did I even agree to go on so many trips in the first place? First was Bangkok, next was Bintan and then it's Taiwan. In fact, to save cost I'm going to stay at my friend's buddy/my buddy's place. Of course they won't mind, but.. I feel quite bad. After all, they have school going on. Geez. I'm going to try to limit my budget there. Lucky the food prices there aren't like Japan. Or else = dead wei qi.

NUS application: I was thinking about what to put for my second choice, but my dear NYJC OGL saved me. I met her in Bugis concidentally and she said she was in food science. That rang a bell in my head. ding! I had wanted to do food science initially, then I changed my interest. I wonder why I had forgotten about food science.

VisualDNA

That's not right
Sum Ting Wong

Are you harboring a fugitive?
Hu Yu Hai Ding

See me ASAP
Kum Hia Nao

Stupid Man
Dum Fuk

Small Horse
Tai Ni Po Ni

Did you go to the beach?
Wai Yu So Tan

I bumped into a coffee table
Ai Bang Mai Fu Kin Ni

I think you need a face lift
Chin Tu Fat

It's very dark in here
Wai So Dim

I thought you were on a diet
Wai Yu Mun Ching

This is a tow away zone
No Pah King

Our meeting is scheduled for next week
Wai Yu Kum Nao

Staying out of sight
Lei Ying Lo

He's cleaning his automobile
Wa Shing Ka

Your body odor is offensive
Yu Stin Ki Pu

Great
Fa Kin Su Pa!!!!

Goldenmile food is just too cheap, er inexpensive. I bought Hainanese Chicken Rice, no set, no vegetables added, nothing. It was $2.50. It came with a large bowl of chicken peanut soup, chilli(duh) and there was tomatoes and cucumbers, parsley too. And then.. there was ham(!). WTF! They have too much leftover ingredients is it. The rice was like two bowls. And when I eat at food courts, the normal price's $3.50, sans tomatoes and cucumbers. One bowl of rice, too. Shit, it's even cheaper than if I cook it myself.. Can't stand it. If I cook it myself, rice(10c) + chicken($1) + cucumber(10c) + tomato (5c) + peanuts (5c) + gas/electricity (10c)= $1.40, HEY, wait a minute..

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Basilisk rocks. It is like a grown-up version of Naruto. No, they shouldn't be compared. They are just different. Basilisk is sexy. Unpredictable. For example, two main characters totally died in the first episode. In fact, I think in every episode at least one main character dies. And they die, mostly when you least expect it. Their ninja techniques are hidden until the very last moment. When the opponent dies. Shit, I just can't describe it. You have to watch it, hear it, feel it.

There's one character that super very much resembles the hairy gorilla from One Piece. Or is it the other way around? Or perhaps it's some Japanese myth or legend. Dunno. I have stopped watching One Piece. It has let off too much steam after 300 episodes. Gawds. Even Naruto(!) and Bleach are getting exciting.

Crap. The stove ran out of gas. Lucky my food was cooked.

Windows vs Linux

There has been a lot of debates about Windows vs Linux lately, especially with the advent of Vista. Being a long time user of Linux, I must say it wins hands down. Everything about it is superior to Windows, even Vista. Except probably, commercial support for games. I have a console, so it's okay. I just enjoy the freedom of not having to pay for 95% of software. Everything is free, and is easily customisable. It is almost much, much easier to fix things compared to Windows. In Windows, some errors just suddenly pop up and you don't know what went wrong. And you need to restart, restart and restart. Not for Linux. System files can be updated on the fly.

In a nutshell, Linux can do about anything that Windows can, and more. It just needs more support. Which is starting to come.

Back bridges

When I first learnt of back bridges during dance, I thought nothing of it. It was just another exercise. Recently, I found out that someone's daughter said that "it was the best exercise in the world, because it does the whole body, even the neck" and that "the neck is very important because it is connected to the head". That interested me. I tried it, and I have to say, it really is one of the best exercises out there, maybe even the best. It feels great after holding the bridge for as long as you can stand it and I huff and puff like a bad wolf after that.

Senses

Smell and taste may be complementary but when it comes to cooking, everything goes haywire. Sometimes, I become bold and mix ingredients that don't smell like they fit. I am surprised when I taste it. It's like say, smelly tofu and cheese. They smell bad to some people but taste great. This time, I'm trying chrysanthemum and peanuts. Wonder how it will turn out.

Am I done blaming my parents? Do I know that they are responsible for the mistakes they made in the past, and do I accept that I am responsible for fixing their mistakes?

As usual, half of my school got 4As. Half of the other half got at least 3As. Congrats. I got a C for Maths, and a M for Math S. C FOR MATHS! What a miracle. I guess I got tired of scoring As. Oh well. But I don't regret it. In fact, I feel like I have been relieved of my burdens. Kamel must be proud of me. Physics turned out to be my best subject, which was not my intention. My intention, was to have all subjects the same score.

I'm scared of people who got AAAA+DM+A1 and remain disappointed. I don't know what's important in their life, man.

Anyway, I'm so excited about NUS. I hope it moves somewhere near my house by next year or the year after.

PS. All the best to Waye and Kevin.

Drugs

are overrated. I do not see the point in Panadol. It takes care of fever, when fever is the body's natural defense mechanism? Sure, it relieves pain. But it's just not natural. The body can recover well on its own. That's why I don't like Western medicine. Most of them just relieve symptoms. Drugs are mostly there for people to make money. I would rather spend the money on a good diet. It's probably even cheaper than food courts and stuff.

I abhor soft drinks as well. I can understand why people would want to drink them. Ads, sugar. They are pretty attractive. Actually I think ads are really harmful. Compulsive shopping would be gone if people didn't look at ads, or if they knew how ads worked. Yeah, television ads are like viruses disguised.

Speaking about television, I think watching it is one of the most useless activities ever. Relatively. If it's relaxation one wants, I'm 100% sure a book or a stroll at some waterfall will do better justice. Hell, talking to friends is much better. Television dulls the mind. That's what I think. I know there are documentaries and stuff. Television is not totally crap.

Ahh.. results day. I wonder what kind of results I'll get?

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