Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Why I think James Blunt's "You're Beautiful" won't work in real life

I have always thought that James Blunt's "You're Beautiful" is one of the freakiest songs I've heard on mainstream radio. Despite the (borderline) delusional undertone, this song actually made it to Billboard Hot 100 number one single. Hmm.


My life is brilliant.
My love is pure.
I saw an angel.
Of that I'm sure.
She smiled at me on the subway.
She was with another man.
But I won't lose no sleep on that,
'Cause I've got a plan.

  1. He sees this girl on the subway and IMMEDIATELY concludes he's in love with her because she's beautiful. He must either be really really shallow, or a capricious man who has a change of heart every time a pretty lady walks past.

  2. Puuuhleeaaaaaze it CAN'T be pure love.

  3. Dude, I cannot stress this enough. You do not make a pass at a girl or assume that she needs you to rescue her from the "guy friend" next to her and the 2 of you will march happily ever after into the sunset after alighting from the subway because she smiles at you. You will get punched. She could be smiling because you have dribbled ice cream down your shirt, or you're just a funny looking person.


  4. You're beautiful. You're beautiful.
    You're beautiful, it's true.
    I saw your face in a crowded place,
    And I don't know what to do,
    'Cause I'll never be with you.

  5. Yeah right you'll never be with her. So stop singing about her beauty. And to think a smile on the subway can spark off a somewhat repetitive ballad... sheesh.


  6. Yeah, she caught my eye,
    As I walked on by.
    She could see from my face that I was,
    Flying high, (radio edited version)/ Fucking high, (uncensored version)
    And I don't think that
    I'll see her again,
    But we shared a moment that
    will last till the end.


  7. Dude he's a perv. He got high when he walked past her? If a woman sees a guy with a high face when he walks past her, he will get maced or sued for sexual harassment.

  8. A moment? A friggin moment!??! He must be high on something herbal, at least.


You're beautiful. You're beautiful.
You're beautiful it's true
I saw your face in a crowded place,
And I don't know what to do,
cause I will never be with you.

(La-la-la-la, La-la-la-la, La-la-la-la, Laaah)

You're beautiful. You're beautiful.
You're beautiful, it's true.
There must be an angel with
a smile on her face,
When she thought up that I
should be with you.
But it's time to face the truth,
I will never be with you.


I like this version best.



I don't know. I'm female. If a guy thinks that even angels thought he should be with me after we cross paths in a subway, I will avoid him. Like plague. Just like how anyone would avoid the social pariah from (another) school who called your house at least 4 times daily for 3 years and then later moved to the same boarding school when you went to high school.

EEEK!!! Stay away you bloody stalker!

I'm just saying.


Friday, September 19, 2008

I do not understand the appeal of leggings.

For the life of me I cannot understand leggings/tights or why it is so rampantly worn as though they are pants.


Wrong. Wrong. Wrong.

Like a very bad case of flu or as I would compare it to, The Plague, it spreads among fashion victims who choose to wear them in public as pants. Under large t-shirts, oversized blouses, dresses and everything else in between.


-- Lindsay Lohan tops the list of Leggings Lovers United.


Where do people get them from? Leggings are like stockings, except maybe thinner and you can't wear them in winter to spare your legs from the harsh piercing cold. They come in various lengths. Oh, they also resemble compression stockings hospitals hand out.

Are they socks? Are they underwear? They are not clothes clothes, right? Where do you find them in a departmental store, footwear, lingerie, or hosiery? Can you get them the podiatrist's or chiropractor's office?

-- Same difference.

Hideous.

The Leggings victims are everywhere. I see them on my way to work. I see them when I go for lunch breaks. I see them on my way home. I see them in town on my days off. I can't seem to escape them. Thank gawd for the dress code at work because I don't think I can stand sitting next to leggings clad 30 year olds.


-- Edgy. Nothing like dressing yourself while in a drug induced haze.


My eyes have been assaulted for far too long with horrific images of leggings, curves, non-curves and outline of body parts I have absolutely no interest in finding out.

Like that time when a strong gust of wind lifted a oversized blouse that wasn't long enough to cover everything. Or that time when the, urm, middle lady adjusted her leggings in public because urm, it went to places it wasn't supposed to go. Oh god.



-- Exactly how I feel, Stewie. Exactly.


For f*ck's sakes, put on some regular pants or skirt. Or blood constricting tight jeans if you like the shrink-wrapped "oh my god I can't feel my legs anymore" feeling around your thighs. Or puffy ski pants even if they are ugly. Just cover up, and that goes for the 40 year old aunties and the 15 year old Miley Cyrus wannabes.

Please, for the love of mankind and sunshine, stay away from leggings.


Wednesday, September 17, 2008

My love for Family Guy and pop culture references.

Why I love Family Guy? Because of all the nonstop pop culture references.



HAHAHAHA!!! Seth Macfarlane, you rock.


Catch all of Seth's Cavalcade here.

Links:
Seth's Cavalcade - YouTube Channel


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Chairlift, Bruises and inexplicable urge.

My favourite-test song for now.

Chairlift - Bruises



I tried to do handstands but everytime I fell for you
I'm permanently black and blue, permanently blue for
youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

It's so sweet! Swooooooooooon

Not to mention the inexplicable urge to run out and get an iPod/ iPhone/ MacBook. How strange.


Palin vs Clinton: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler rock.

You must watch this!



Hillary Clinton who came so close to the White House, and me, Sarah Palin who is even closer.


HAHAHAHAHA!!

Awesomeness.


Saturday, September 13, 2008

Yet another tweak to my dropdown menu.

Previously I implemented the dropdown menu on the side. Yeah it is working fine and dandy, thank you very much if no one has noticed.


However 1 little thing bugged me. When you choose the website you want to visit from the dropdown menu, the new site loads in your current browser.

I am not exactly a fan, because I want my little blog to be a reference point for all my skiving reads. I don't want to go back a few webpages just to reach my blog to hop to another website.

The code below lets me have dropdown menu.
<form name="linksmenu">
<select name="url" size="1" class="dropdown" onChange="location = this.options[this.selectedIndex].value;">
<option value="" selected> -- Humourous blogs that will have you chuckling out loud -- </option>
.
.
(My other links blah blah blah)


By changing the line from
<select name="url" size="1" class="dropdown" onChange="location = this.options[this.selectedIndex].value;">
to
<select name="url" size="1" class="dropdown" onChange="javascript:window.open(this.options[this.selectedIndex].value);"

Now my dropdown menu open links in a new window/tab!

I'm positively joyous. =D




Friday, September 12, 2008

Kim Jong Il, conspiracy theories and his possible sense of wicked humour.

For the past 2 days there have been interesting rumours about the supposed death of Kim Jong-Il since his disappearance from public. Some say he has died and substituted by his body double.



Will the real Kim please stand up? Honestly I can't tell the difference.

(Answer: Kim's double on the left in 2008, real Kim in 2003)



In fact, the response from Pyongyang to these persistent rumours kicks a*s.

However, Kim Myong Chol, the executive director of the Centre for North Korean-US Peace, a mouthpiece for Pyongyang, said Kim was "enjoying watching the West's reaction to his 'disappearance'. He is laughing and smiling and watching BBC and CNN.


North Korea denies Kim Jong-il dead and claim 'conspiracy'
-- By Malcolm Moore in Shanghai and Julian Ryall in Tokyo
Last Updated: 3:49PM BST 11 Sep 2008


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2775598/North-Korea-deny-Kim-Jong-il-dead-and-claim-conspiracy.html



Kim must have a wicked sense of humour if he's disappearing on purpose.

But if he is indeed 6 feet under, North Korea could go either way after his rule. The military could have taken over and resumed North Korea's nuclear programme and blast the living daylights out of the world because they don't really care. (Do they?) Or North Korea could open its doors and rejoin civilization.

I would imagine it to be a rude shock for North Koreans to see their neighbours and the rest of the world, and puzzle over the crazy phenomenon that is the Apple iPod.

-- There's someone singing inside this piece of plastic!!!!!


I love reading about conspiracy theories, from 9/11 conspiracy theories, moon landings to Princess Diana. It makes me wonder out loud if any of them is plausible and I simply enjoy wrapping my head around fascinating possibilities.



I wouldn't say people who give time to conspiracy theories as silly, because after all, people should always question what is presented to them. Is there any other explanation? Is there truth in these statements? Without this curiosity or the capacity to question, wouldn't one be a mindless drone, accepting whatever information fed to him as the truth?

THAT would be terrifying.


Links:
N Korea's Kim died in 2003; replaced by lookalike, says Waseda professor - article
North Korea denies Kim Jong-il dead and claim 'conspiracy' - article
Kim Jong Il dead since 2003: author - article
The Best Conspiracy Theories (Lizard-People Are Running the World!) - article
iPod - Official website


Close to you, poll and song choice.

J and I were talking about the Big Day and how music will play an important role. What would a wedding be like if there were no music? The right music can set the mood and bring a few tears to the whole event.

Live music or pre-arranged CD?
Band or DJ?
Budget?

Lucky for me a college mate runs a music management company and she has offered the company's services. Check out their version of 'Close To You'.


I love Bacharach and Streisand's version. Swooooooon.



Wow on a side note, Barbara Streisand was so beautiful.

So what do you think?





Links:
Vocalise Artistes - Official website



Thursday, September 11, 2008

Should I send flowers?

A dear friend Setko-chan has been diagnosed with breast cancer. She is now undergoing chemotherapy and she doesn't have good days for about 10-12 days after each dose.

And she's all the way in LA. I really hope she gets well soon.



Should I send her flowers, or is that a big no-no because of all the pollen and her immunity is low?

I want to give her a big hug but I can't see her. I don't think I should be near her because of all the germs I may pass to her. I don't know what to do.

Sigh.


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

I want a bright red seatbelt bag.

I know I don't have a baby but I'm sure I can use a diaper bag as an everyday bag, right?



It's a red seatbelt bag!

Get it at link for $176.


Monday, September 08, 2008

If only I can pick between iPhone and Samsung Omnia.

My current phone is so 'bruised' after 8 months of use, I wish I could retire it.

I am a girl, so naturally I handle all my belongings with care. I'm not the kind who puts the phone in a bag, and that phone bag in the phone pouch in my handbag. By the time I release my wailing phone from all the bags and pockets it is confined in, I'd have missed my call.

My phone sits in the little mobile pouch in the bag and does not come into contact with keys and other sharp nasty things that will scratch it.

-- This is NOT a photo of my bag.


[And what's with the whole bag in a bag thing?! Is it an excuse to get a little pouch just for the phone or what?]

-- So many choices!


And guess what happens when I lavish TLC on my blasted phone?



Can you spot the damage? Let's take another look, shall we?



Samsung, please come up with better materials for your phone. That cheap paint laminate falls off in just 2 months.

I'm contemplating an iPhone.

-- Holy jebus it's pretty.


Being pretty and wafer thin is a major plus. I can make phone calls and send text messages. It works just like any other phone. The only reason I'll get it is because of its appearance and not its capabilities.

Samsung, LG and even Nokia have been able to come up with phones that have more capabilities that iPhone. You can send MMS, switch between different languages mid-use if you want to send a text message in a mish mash of Chinese and English. A high megapixel camera, mp3 player, video capabilities and expandable memory come standard.

Let's not even think about surfing websites on the iPhone because I grow old just thinking about it.

iPhone 'Surfing' On AT&T Network Isn't Fast, Jobs Concedes
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB118306134626851922.html


Sometimes I wonder what the hype surrounding iPhone is about.

It's a phone with built in battery so if the battery konks out, I'm dead. With all its capabilities and a few functions (and years) away from launching a nuclear attack with one touch while your mp3s stream uninterrupted from your iPhone, the battery life is a big drawback to the mobile.

-- Lovingly referenced from Cracked.com


If I were to use it as an iPod for 8 hours AND as a phone daily, I'll be uncontactable from late afternoon onwards till the moment I get home and plonk the damn thing at the charging station. If you build something with so many features, it is only right if the battery life is beefed up to allow consumers to use all that.

Samsung Omnia looks pretty good though.



Oh my.



Awesomeness in a box.

But I wonder if the paint, screen, anything with the phone will peel off like my Samsung U700.



Links:
iPhone surfing on.. - Article
iPhone killer: Samsung Omnia offers 'everything' - Article
Samsung Omnia - Official site



Saturday, September 06, 2008

Engagement, random thoughts and swamped with questions.

I suck at updating people but here I am.

So I got engaged. What's next?

-- I seriously bought books like this.


It has been a week and it feels strangely exciting yet scary to be engaged. It wasn't what we think it's like. There was no candlelight dinner, bouquet of flowers, soft music in the background nor us dressed up beautifully.

Oh, I was caught by surprise like a deer in headlights. Needless to say, there was an awkward silence before I said anything. Oops.

-- No this did not take place.


Well there were flowers. Growing by the sidewalk. Property of National Parks. So they don't count.

I don't know who to call first or who to tell. Am I supposed to call up friends all the way from kindy, or just close ones who are still pretty much in my life? In which order should I call them? Parents first, definitely. Oh, what if some of my friends are single and here I am calling to announce my engagement? That sounds mean.

Yeah. It's pretty scary. In the end I wrote a one-liner here, and J and I changed our status to 'engaged' on Facebook. That was our announcement. How very 'personal'.



We are very happy. J's family had a barbeque with all his friends at home in Gold Coast while the 2 of us were stuck here. Basically a party for the couple without the couple.

I've been inundated with questions for the Big Day. What am I going to wear, what are my bridesmaids going to wear, are we going to photographers and a videographer, are we going to have flower girl, flowers, venue, guest list, color palette blah blah blah.



I swear I'm going mad and this is just week 1 of our engagement!


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