Monday, August 27, 2007

Hilfe!

You know you're in trouble when you have a German language test in a few hours and you don't even know whether the Waschbecken is a masculine, feminine or neutral noun.

Hilfe! Ich bin sehr dumm. Ich verstehe nicht!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Is that an oasis I see?

I was left high and dry with these really boring topics to choose from for my principles and practices of management class. Which one do you think I should choose? I have to do a presentation and a five page paper on it. Five pages!

1. Discuss the different skills that a manager must have and the roles they can fill.

2. Identify the stakeholders of an organization and the impact on the organization and the environment.

3. Discuss issues a manager must consider in applying ethics.

4. Describe the common barriers to effective communication. How may these barriers be overcome?

I am seriously thinking of picking number three because as it is always with ethics, you get to ramble alot. Ethical issues are soooo debatable. Anyone here with a background in management wanna lend me a hand? I'll won't do anything naughty with your hand :P
If all else fails, then it's back to the old trick of completing non-scientific assignments that I have tried and tested. Writing beautiful sentences that looks mightily impressive but if one delves deeper into the meaning, you get nothing. In short, cover your lack knowledge with flawless English. Seriously, it works.

Disclaimer: Method only works for public universities only.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Meme: 8 Random Facts About Me

The rules of this tag:


1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.

2. List eight (8) random facts about yourself.

3. Tag eight people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).

4. Let them know they’ve been tagged by leaving them a comment on their blogs.

Fact 1:

I can't cycle. Yeah, I can neither ride a bicycle nor a motorcycle. When I was little I never learned and when I grew up I just didn't see the point. Jumped straight for my car license when I hit the appropriate age.

Fact 2:

I was the teachers' pet. No, I did not go around asking the teachers if they needed help carrying their bags or something. Apple polishing is much more a subtle act than most people think. I was articulate, attentive and I asked the right questions. Wouldn't hurt to mention I had good grades too. :)

Fact 3:

I had alley cats for pets. When I was young I used to feed the alley cats behind my house with scraps and they always eventually flocked to my house, bred and I had a whole family of kittens to play with. My father hated it though and said they were dirty. Maybe so, but I grew up into a healthy young man anyway.

Fact 4:

I am not very particular about food. I always say that when you're hungry, most food will taste great. What enters through your mouth comes out the exact same thing the other end. I eat to keep myself from feeling hungry.

Fact 5:

I can't converse in nor write and read any Chinese dialect. I'm a Straits Chinese and my grandparents spoke Malay. Why haven't I learned? Same reason lots of people can't speak English properly either. It's a matter of pride.

Fact 6:

When I first started reading when I was young, I started with Malay story books. I didn't know how to read English until a lil' later. Maybe because Malay words are easier to mouth and pronounce or something but until I picked up the skill of reading English, my mother read Enid Blyton to me every night. :P

Fact 7:

The only animal I have fear for is the crocodile or alligator. Fear as in the feeling bordering phobia where a picture of a crocodile is enough to get me to shudder and flinch. I really don't know why. Must be a manifestation of a childhood trauma. Probably got bitten by a cicak when I was a baby.

Fact 8:

I love watching Spongebob. LOL. In league with reading Enid Blyton, it calms me alot. Reminds me of my childhood days where everything was so simple and life was void of worries. My favourite character in the cartoon? Squirdward.

There, all done now. No tags from me. Just too lazy I guess. All me mes will of course end here if it reaches me. :)

Saturday, August 11, 2007

A lil' adult magic

What with all the hype about Harry Potter I still think that it's so much still a children's book no matter how many adults do rave about it too. People running around waving little sticks calling out "Ava Kedavra" is plain comical if you think about it . Here's a taste of a little adult magic with much more practical uses. ;)



Excerpt from Dime Store Magic by Kelley Armstrong:





I whispered a spell and a small fireball appeared in my hand. Cortez looked from it to me and tilted his head, eyes, questioning. I grinned and cast a dampening spell, putting out the ball and leaving only my fingers glowing.

Interesting," he said. "But I don't see - "

I pressed my hot fingers against his chest. He gasped. I traced the heat down his chest, then slid my hand under his briefs and stroked him. He moaned, closing his eyes and leaning back.


"See now?" I asked.

"Teach me that," he said hoarsely.

I grinned. "Maybe."

I peeled off his briefs and slid one hot hand under his balls, caressing them, as I stroked his shaft with the other. He arched back moaning. I continued, measuring his breathing until I heard just the right tempo, then stopped, still holding him tight.

"Do I win?" I asked.

"Yes, God yes." He paused, then pulled free of my grasp, eyes flying open. "No."

"Changed your mind?" I said with a grin. "That's okay. You're right, maybe it isn't such a good idea. " I started backing off him. "We should keep this professional. After all -"

He lunged for me, knocking me onto my back and stretching over me.

"I meant 'No' as in 'I don't concede defeat'. Not yet."

He kicked off his briefs and grabbed me by the hips. We rolled, entangling ourselves in the linen. The soft sheets and clean scent of lemon engulfed us. As we kissed, I felt Cortez's lips move and opened my eyes to see his hand arc above us. A low thrumming drowned out the radio, then a fog of purple and blue light rose from the floor.

"Tell me that isn't the koyut," I murmured against his mouth.

He chuckled and slid his fingers between my thighs, teasing. I arched back and closed my eyes. When I opened them, the fog was wafting toward us. I touched my arm first, sending a tingle of energy through it. I gasped. Cortez chuckled again and pushed his fingers into me. The fog wrapped around us. Every hair on my body rose and I pressed my head into the sheets , luxuriating in the sensation.

"That is-" I gasped after a few minutes. "You have to teach me that"

He smiled,pulled out his fingers and slid on top of me. "I'll teach you anything you want."

Everybody hates viruses!

I think I have to say that I certainly hate my advance medical virology class. The assignments are the worse lot I have ever had in history. It isn't so much that it is difficult but more of the fact that you feel cheated of the self-satisfaction that generally awaits you on the completion of an assignment. If you have worked hard on an assignment and produced a good paper, you get a wonderful feeling, knowing that it is a job well done. However in virology assignments, it isn't the same. You struggle and you toil over a span of a weekend, trying to understand and explain the whole bloody complicated information on a particular topic and what do you get? Three measly pages which in other subject matters could be done in an hour.

The time and effort invested does not pay off with the result. You take over three hours to write a single short introductory paragraph because you need to find that elusive journal article from which you want to quote from and another twelve hours to explain it because it is so complicated you yourself find it impossible to understand. It doesn't help either that the lecturers are giving assignments on topics that are so thinly researched that the experts themselves have no clear idea on it but just speculations.

You know it's gonna take a whole weekend again when you google something and all that comes up are three results....

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Sway with me

Yeap, it was at about 1 am. I felt the whole building swaying and shaking rather violently. Probably another tremor felt from a far off earthquake in a neighboring country. It's rather frightening when you think about the fact that I'm living 14 stories up. That's a very long way to fall...

Monday, August 06, 2007

MIKA - Love Today

His songs are rather too perky in my opinion and you don't usually find me and the word "perky on the same page but I love all of his songs.

Doom da da di da di Doom da da di da di

Everybody's gonna love today,
Gonna love today, gonna love today.
Everybody's gonna love today, gonna love today.
Anyway you want to, anyway you've got to,
Love love me, love love me, love love.

I've been crying for so long,
Fighting tears just to carry on,
But now, but now, it's gone away.

Hey girl why can't you carry on,
Is it 'cause you're just like your mother,
Little tike, like to tease for fun,
Well you ain't gonna tease no other,
Gonna make you a lover.

Everybody's gonna love today,
love today, love today.
Everybody's gonna love today,
Anyway you want to, anyway you've got to,
Love love me, love love me, love love.
Girl with a groove with the big bust on,
Big bust on, big bust on.
Wait till your mother and your papa's gone,
Papa's gone
Momma, momma papa, shock shock me,
Shock shock me, shock shock.

Everybody's gonna love today,
Gonna love today, gonna love today
I said,
Everybody's gonna love today, gonna love today,
Anyway you want to, anyway you've got to,
Love love me, love love me, love love.

Carolina sits on ninety five
Give her a dollar and she'll make you smile.

Hooker, what a looker, walk away!

Carry dresses like a kid for fun,
Licks her lips like there's something on 'em,
Tries to tell you life has just begun,
But you know she's getting something other
Than the love from her mother!

Everybody's gonna love today,
Love today, love today
Everybody's gonna love today,
Anyway you want to, anyway you've got to,
Love love me, love love me, love love.

Girl with a groove with the big bust on,
Big bust on, big bust on.
Wait till your mother and your papa's gone,
Papa's gone
Momma, momma papa, shock shock me,
Shock shock me, shock shock.

I said,
Everybody's gonna love today,
Gonna love today, gonna love today
I said,
Everybody's gonna love today,
Gonna love today,
Anyway you want to, anyway you've got to,
Love love me, love love me, love love.

Doom da da di da di Doom da da di da di Doom da da di da di Doom da da di da di.....

Everybody's gonna love today,
Gonna love today, gonna love today
Everybody's gonna love today,
Gonna love today,
Anyway you want to, anyway you've got to,
Love love me, love love me, love love.

Doom da da di da di Doom da da di da di Doom da da di da di Doom da da di da di.....