Friday, September 28, 2007

Diabolical Sweetness

The things these quizzes come up with these days. Here's one I found to be highly amusing. I do not certainly feel like a brownie. A brownie sounds so mushy and all sugar and spice, everything nice kind of thing. Ok, so the description says otherwise but in the end it says I'm sweet. Sweet? Me? I don't think that those two words will ever exist in the same sentence.

I wanna be something more thrilling yet demure in its way, with a quiet affluence in taste and with a sense of a swagger in its name. I wanna be the rum and raisins chocolate truffles dessert. Now that's cool :)

On second thought, I could be the silent killer type of sweetness. Think of diabetes and being sweet does in the end, sound evil after all.




You Are a Brownie

Decadent and intense, you aren't for the weakhearted.
Those who can deal with your strong flavor find out how sweet you really are.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Sexy Veggie

Now who wouldn't go vegetarian after watching this? :)

Alicia Silverstone’s Sexy Veggie PSA

Sunday, September 23, 2007

When death is no longer a fantasy

James Oliver Rigney, Jr or better known as Robert Jordan has passed away on September 16th, 2007. I only found that out reading the newspaper today and I'll be mourning the loss of a great fantasy writer. His World of Time series is a masterful work of meticulous detail that brings a reader into a world where you could lose yourself for days. Yeah, his series spans eleven books and one prequel. In my opinion, the world Robert Jordan created even rivals the classic Middle Earth by Tolkien. He now joins the ranks of writers, like the late Marion Zimmer Bradley, who I feel, live and died for fantasy.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

When the cookie crumbles

I had my honours research project presentation last Thursday and the outcome? Bad. The first 20 minutes of the presentation was smooth but I got burned in the 10 minutes, question and answer session. Could I be better prepared? Did I get tough examiners? I wouldn't know.

I wanted the best oral presentation award so badly but now it wouldn't come true.

The cookie crumbled...

But in whose hand?

Click on it to get a bigger image and you can almost see me in the camera
screen. Yeah, the man with the bald pate is one of my examiners. He was
the nicer one of the two.

I see it's hard

I just saw the new Kelley Armstrong book on the shelves the other day and I can't wait to read it. Too bad only the hardcover version is out. I'll have to wait for the paperpback and that is gonna take months. *Sob*

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Sway with me again?

At about 8 am I once again felt the building swaying and this time, the tremor felt is rather strong. It went on for almost a minute and I really thought soon my apartment would come crashing down and we would all have something to read about in the papers tomorrow. I have been preparing for my research project presentation all week and I thought that I wouldn't even survive to the actual thing by being dead a few hours before it is due. LOL.

I missed the quake yesterday at about 7 in the evening because I was out shopping so maybe this was a chance for me to feel it and maybe have my life flashing before my eyes? :)

Monday, September 10, 2007

She ain't heavy, she's our Britney!

Britney's VMA performance was something you wouldn't expect to see...

Saturday, September 08, 2007

My life's soalan cepu emas

Does unspoken words signify hope or just an unavoidable ending?

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Bug me!

How wrong could I be when I decided to go for a movie to take my mind off matters? A whole lot of wrong I would say. I wanted to forget that harrowing viro term paper assignment that I received today which requires a minimum of 7 pages (excluding title page, figures, tables and reference list) on novel ideas, that makes me feel like jumping off my balcony, so stupid me decided to go see The Invasion.

I was treated to a whole hour and a half of a story full of terms like vaccines, bugs, immunity and epidemic which promptly jolted me back to the thoughts of that bloody term paper which I have not started on. The story was great but Nicole Kidman was even greater. :)

Elizabeth The Golden Age

I am looking forward to many movies but none rivals this in unbridled anticipation. The rush of emotions that the trailer evokes is enough to have you starving for more.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Holiday afflictions

The problem with self-made holidays are the classic symptoms that seem to manifest effortlessly after you have stayed home for a few days. It kills the fun and ultimately makes you feel rotten, like all other diseases.

Symptom 1: Lethargy

Too much time spent being idle apparently causes the body to become lazy and every movement that isn't followed with an immediate pause for relaxation makes you feel like you're gonna keel over and die of exhaustion. This is because you have been lying around listlessly doing nothing for days in a row, very much like a 200 pound bear in hibernation.

Symptom 2: Mental deterioration

A drastic decline in mental capacity is bound to follow the long days of putting your brain on hiatus. Your mind becomes sluggish and you eventually find yourself blanking out every few minutes where your thoughts seem to be occupied with thinking about nothing. When you realize that what you have been thinking about is redundant, you just don't care because a repetitive loop of blank thoughts keeps the voices away.

Symptom 3: Drooping eyelids

In the case where you do go out, you are then faced with the problem of eyelid ptosis. Too much 4 a.m. gaming rounds and afternoon wake times wrecks havoc with your sleep patterns and you soon feel like falling asleep at any time of the day. Just let your eyes have their way and soon you will walking around with your eyes half closed and your mouth half open.

Symptom 4: Guilt mania

As with sex and chocolates, an over indulgence in holidays makes you feel like you've done a crime. The onset is at the end of your break and really sets in when you realized you have been doing absolutely nothing productive in the span of that few days. You start to punish yourself mentally for being weak and giving in for a taste of the oh-so-delicious sinful pleasures that you have vowed to never be tempted with again.

Symptom 5: Obesity

When everything you see around you is food, you naturally pack on the pounds. Food seem to magically replenish itself with help from your parents and everytime you enter the kitchen you are faced with delicious smells and sights. How can you resist?