Sunday, April 27, 2008

New abode

Just a little update.

I have moved into my current abode since last Saturday. It has been fun thus far. Nothing too drastically different. I have fully unpacked my stuff a couple of days ago.

Went for swims a couple of times but haven't started using the rest of the amenities like squash and tennis courts.

I have also been doing the usual house-moving things i.e. buying things. I have bought a stand fan and a stand of drawers. Still need a couple of more things.

Travelling to works takes slightly longer now. The walking distance to the MRT station has increased but the MRT ride time has gone down. But the 15 minute walk everyday is good for me as I have been working late this past week and haven't done much exercise.

It is indeed quite liberating to be able to not have restrictions on the topic of conversations. To know someone who understands exactly where I am coming from.

I am contented ;-)

Monday, April 21, 2008

Cool ads

Enjoy these videos ;-)

By the way, that really cute guy said "Cool car."

The text says that "You don't have to be this brave, call us instead",

Monday, April 14, 2008

Two movies and a free lunch

Weekend sped by quickly. On Saturday I wanted to donate blood but was the plan was thwarted by heavy rain. I may be benevolent, but not that benevolent to brave heavy downpour just to go the bloodbank.

Anyway, I was invited to attend a talk on landbanking, by Walton International. I am already quite familiar with the concept, as I have heard about it 4 years ago when I was still in KL. I had wanted to invest then, but didn't due to lack of money as I just started working then.

I am considering that again, but of course not without taking into account its risks, especially in these uncertain economic times.

As such, I was there at the Meridien Hotel more for the free food. The spread was quite delicious. I liked the cordon bleu chicken and the fruit tarts the most. And there was wine flowing freely.

After that I watched Untraceable with James and Benji. The movie wasn't too bad, but the the story and editing could've been tighter. It was pretty slow at parts.

Sunday came and the skies were clear, so I was at the bloodbank to fulfill my role as a lifesaver, as Nyk calls it.

On a related note, apparently the Thais are finally waking up to the discriminatory wordings of the blood donor form. Taken from Trevvy:

The Red Cross of Thailand said that it would change its screening process for blood donors to address concerns from activists who said the system discriminated against gays, according to Agence France-Presse (AFP).

The Red Cross requires donors to fill out a form to assess their risk of disease.

Gay-rights activists had complained that one question, which was meant to target people more likely to have diseases transmitted by sex and drugs, had effectively blocked all gay men from donating by only asking about same-sex relations.

"We didn't mean to hurt anyone," said Soisaang Pikulsod, director of the Thai Red Cross National Blood Centre. "It was just to ensure the highest possible safety of our patients."

The Red Cross will rework the form to include more questions about all types of sexual behaviour, gay or heterosexual, that could increase the risk of diseases such as AIDS, she said.

Nathee Teerarojanapong, a gay activist who complained about the questioning, urged the Red Cross to focus on screening out anyone with risky sex and drug habits, instead of singling out gay men and women.

"Sometimes gays want to do good things too," he said.

My sentiments exactly.

Watched Definitely Maybe in the evening. It was pretty good, though it wasn't so much a romantic comedy as it was portrayed in the trailer. You can read all about it here if you are interested.

I enjoyed the movie, as it was very realistic in its story, about a guy reminiscing about his three ex-girlfriends and figuring who he truly loves. Though Benji and James felt that the protagonist was screwed up and led a complicated life. But hey, life IS complicated and screwed up.

This weekend will be my last at my current residence. Looking forward to waking up to smoke-free air.

Have a great week ahead!

Thursday, April 10, 2008


I have been really busy these past two weeks with work, as we have quarterly reporting to do. About half is completed.

And in the midst of all these I have to move out, so it has been really an eventful period.

And I plan to sit for a paper next month. So is my dear Nyk.

In addition, my internet connection has been going moody, with intermittent connections even though the signal is strong. I couldn't go online much.

Anyway, my ex-colleague helped me to moved most of my stuff to Jaded Jeremy's place on Sunday.

Yes, I am finally moving in with JJ after a protracted period of uncertainty

It was very kind of my ex-colleague to help me by packing the things into his car and sending them to my new residence in the east. I had expected two trips at least, but everything seemed to just fit nicely into his Camry, with room to spare.

I would be moving to my new room next weekend, as my current tenure only ends then. I look forward to that. And I wouldn't miss the stupid bitch dog barking and its disgusting hair which is just all over the entire house.

However, I did manage to catch a movie yesterday, called Teeth. It's about a teenage girl who has a teeth at her vagina, the mythical vagina dentata. It supposedly represents straight men's fear of the mysterious female sexuality, a black hole which hides a monster (the teeth) which they have to overcome to claim the prize of virginity and return to the place (womb) where they came from.

That was according to the movie.

I googled it and here are a few meanings of the toothed vagina:
1. "Toothed vagina," the classic symbol of men's fear of sex, expressing the unconscious belief that a woman may eat or castrate her partner during intercourse. (

2 A fish inhabits the vagina of the Terrible Mother; the hero is the man who overcomes the Terrible Mother, breaks the teeth out of her vagina, and so makes her into a woman. The myth expresses the threat sexual intercourse poses for men who, although entering triumphantly, always leave diminished (Wikipedia)

Pffft ... straight men and their fears.

The movie is pretty low budget, with lots of blood spurting everywhere after the penis is bitten off. And the movie actually shows the cut-off penis! There is even a locker room scene where if you pay attention enough, you can see a guy's pecker.

This is very uncommon in movies. The male organ has always been hidden as opposed to breasts which are shown wantonly. There are scenes of phallus and testicles and butts.

Nyk would definitely love this movie LOL

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Moving castle

I have been updating my blog only with pictures from Cleo till I haven’t been talking about myself much. Well, in case you are remotely interested, I am doing quite well, thank you very much.

Though I have been going to work on weekends and need to look for a new place to stay.

My landlord’s mother and brother have moved in to stay for about a month. The flat which I am renting has 3 rooms and of course, I have a room to myself. There is basically not enough space for 6 people to share 2 rooms and thus, I have to move out.

I did not feel comfortable with the extra presence of two people, as the whole place feels cramped. It was supposed to be a temporary arrangement for the brother and mother, but how long is “temporary” is anyone’s guess.

As such, with such an awkward situation whereby the brother sleeps in the living room, I brought the topic up to my landlord. She sheepishly said that she had wanted to ask me to move out but didn’t know how to bring it up.

So long story short, I have to move out in a month’s time. I am looking for a place in the east as it would be closer to my current workplace.

The headache of moving has begun, as I have (not surprisingly) added quite a bit of things to my possession, from the initial two bagful of clothes when I first came to Singapore. I think I now have at least 5 bags.