Thursday, 30 March 2006

Hot Enough For Me

Please correct me if I’m wrong, but I think a vast majority of Filipinos are not into spicy food. Filipino dishes tend to be very savoury or very sweet. I do admit that there are a few sili (Chilli in Tagalog) addicts, but a good 80% of the Filipino community are not masochists.

On the other hand, my Asian friends here in Perth are what I call chilli-eating dragons. They put chilli on just about EVVEERRYTHING!! Chilli on their shrimps, on their chicken, on their rice. Chilli in their water, chilli on their eyes. Why!!!!!?!

Some say they do it to put a bit of excitement in their lives - but come on!! If I lie on my side and have my hand hold my head up - my hand and arm turns numb after a while. Does that make my life more exciting?!! Cos this is exactly what the chilli eating dragons are doing - numbing their tongues!! It’s absurd! They've numbed their mouth so much that they wouldn't be able to distinguish if they're eating mashed potatoes or charcoal. Hehehe.

Only reason why I eat chilli is so that I don't look wimpy. :P

Yesterday, my friend Mikael and I ate chinese noodles for lunch. The attendant asked "chilli?" Seeing a bunch of girls next to me, I exclaimed "yes! I CAN TAKE CHILLI!!" I AM A MAN AFTERALL!!! The attendant put a giant tick on our order. Dunno why she gave me an evil grin.

10 minutes later..

Sweating like a pig, runny nose, red eyes, white shirt with yellow sweat patch on the underarms. It was sooo hot I think I started hallucinating.
When I got back to my desk I spent the whole afternoon having a conversation with my stomach.

W: how you holding up?
S: *grumble*
W: not good ay?
S: *gurgle grumble*
W: Hmm. Yeah.. I think Jessica Alba is hot too.

Monday, 27 March 2006

Goodbye At Last

I first saw you at the mall
Sitting there, looking pretty
You had lots of friends
but it was you that I saw
you that I wanted

I went to you
lifted you and carried you
There and then
I knew you were the one
the one for me.

Since then we've been like one
Together for a long time

Together through the toughest time
Played, danced and walk together
You were with me

You were my favourite

But time has changed you
Changed you so much
Now it hurts to be with you
Because you're so hollow now
So hollow

Goodbye my Sketchers
Goodbye my pair
You have been the one
You have been the one for me

- some words taken from Goodbye My Lover (James Blunt)

Thursday, 23 March 2006

Cambridge Food Court

There was an evening when I really REALLY wanted something asiany and savory to eat (yes - asiany is a word - I made it up 2 seconds ago), but I really didn't want to spend much. I wanted cheap-tasty! MC recommended heading down to Cambridge Food Court for some authentic malaysian hawker food.

Now I was excited. When you say hawker food - first thing that comes to mind is fishballs and kwek-kwek. But because we're here in Australia, I thought of something similar to Newton Circus in Singapore. I must say, I was a bit disappointed. Cambridge food court looked exactly like all the other food courts I've been to.
Like all the other food courts, they have lots of mini restaurants to choose from.
Indian, Japanese, Western carvery, Singapore (?! chinese?) and Italian
We ordered from this place.
MC knew the owner and they were definitely very helpful and friendly.
And while we waited for our food to arrive, we sculled down mouthfuls of..
.. SOY MILK!! Coz that's what REAL MEN drink hehehe
We didn't have to wait for long before our food arrived
HO FUN!! Yummy!!
I forgot to mention that this food court was BYO!!
... next time I'll come fully loaded with beer and wine :P
Definitely happy with the place. Cheap and tasty - just like me. hahaha :P

Tuesday, 21 March 2006

I'll Follow You Down, But Not That Far

Did you see the sky? I think it means that we've been lost
Maybe one less time is all we need
I can't really help it if my tongue's all tied in knots
Jumping off a bridge, it's just the farthest that I've ever been

I know we're headed somewhere, I can see how far we've come
But still I can't remember anything
Let's not do the wrong thing and I'll swear it might be fun
It's a long way down when all the knots we've tied have come undone

How you gonna ever find your place
Running in an artificial pace
Are they gonna find us lying face down in the sand
So what the hell now, we've already been forever damned

Anywhere you go, I'll follow you down
Anyplace but those I know by heart
Anywhere you go, I'll follow you down
I'll follow you down, but not that far

- Follow You Down (Gin Blossoms)

Monday, 20 March 2006

Finding Nemo and Will

My nephew has turned 2!! And what better way to celebrate his coming of age by holding a Finding Nemo Party!!
And yes - we did find Nemo. Nemo was everywhere - cake, cups, napkins..
.. even the food was Nemo-ed
Having sushi at a "Nemo party" is like having bacon at a "Babe party"

Of course I felt kinda out of place. I should have been at home recovering from the night before, but it was a Nemo party so I couldn't resist. How many Nemo parties have you been to?
But of course, there were lots of kids. They screamed, they yelled,they made a mess, they ran around in circles. I kept telling myself that life is goood.. life is goood..
*breathe in.. breathe out... *
..I felt uneasy taking candid pics of kids while they were playing.... :P

The park lake had lots of seagulls. They didn't scream "mayte! mayte! mayte!" like in the movie though.

But there was no point slouching around the corner. Since I was already there, I was going to do my best to enjoy myself.
This is not a pic of me falling on my butt
This park ride compares people's weight. I'm 3kgs heavier than my younger bro. All muscles of course. Be careful when riding though.
Okay, fine. I admit it.

I had a great time at Matty's Nemo party. There was lots of yummy food and I haven't been on a playground in ages. I guess just like Matty, I'm still very much a kid at heart.

Thursday, 16 March 2006

A Wedding Reception for Charles

Charles has finally done it. Married the girl of his dreams.

I've attached some photos of his wedding here, but I didn't want to blog about it too much. I don't really know the newly weds that well so I did not upload too many pictures. This has nothing to do with me stuffing up my camera settings and having 90% of the pictures blurred ookay!! Some ppl!!


Like most things associated with Charles - the wedding was classy and very elegant.
The Burswood Grand Ballroom held about 250 guests
The food was top notch! It was an eight course chinese menu which included lobster, sharkfin soup and chinese vegetables
After dinner it was the customary speeches, cake cutting and bridal waltz. Their song was "Finally found" - the duet by Ms Streisand and Mr Adams. This song and the Shania Twain song are used waaaaay to often in weddings. People should try other songs like "Nasty Girl" by Notorius B.I.G or "Dilemma" by Nelly and Kelly.

The DJ had this light-ball thing which looked cool - but was downright annoying!! Our table were being blinded by it!

What set Charles's wedding apart from other weddings is the exhibition ballroom dancers who performed for the whole reception party! There were 3 couples in total and they were all fantastic!!
This guy and girl are only 13 years of age. They are the Australian Young Ballroom dancer champions. They danced so well!, I couldnt keep my eyes off them. They danced so gracefully - it was like watching that Jennifer Lopez and Richard Gere movie in real life.
It was very romantic.

In fact, after seeing the young couple dance, it inspired me to get married in May.



Sorry. Old filipino joke.

I couldn't help it.

Sunday, 12 March 2006

The Rose - Project Will edition

C: WILL what are you doing here!?! Its Valentines day!! You should be out with your girl!!?!
W: Its alright dude.. I've got it all sorted out.
C: Maaaan. If you mess this up we're so going to kill you
W: Dun worry. I've got a plan..

I'm posting here the details of how I made a rose for my special someone last Valentines day. I hope she's not reading this post... she might discover how much of a cheapskate I am! hahaha.

Im posting this to show that I'm not an all-party-and-drinking sort of person. Being pinoy means I'm very much still a hopeless romantic :P

Will's Valentines Master Plan Section 3: The Rose

The idea of making the rose came from a TV show called Prison Break. The main actor gave the lady doctor a paper rose for her birthday because she hated the flowers her dad usually gave. She hated how they rotted after a week.

Main ingredient - Coloured tissue paper and sticky tape
I folded the red and blue papers and cut out petal looking shapes. I chose red and blue because those are her favourite colours
For the stem I used a tin wire. I folded it and wrapped it in green electrical tape.
Now for the yellow bits inside the rose (is this called the stamen or the pistil? not sure). But I simply cut out some yellow paper and taped it to the stem.
Then it was a simple matter of taping the petals to the stem. You may want to make sure that you arrange each petal before you stick them or risk making your rose being flat-looking
For the sepals and leaves, I took strips of the electrical tape and folded it in half (so the sticky bits were stuck together). Then I simply cut them to shape
Stick the leaves in and then viola!! Done and done.
My finished product!

The materials didn't cost much and took me about 40 minutes to make. Not bad for something that will last close to forever.

Friday, 10 March 2006

Your momma is so

"..theres this theory that messed up people, you know - thieves, rapists, child abusers, their actions can be tracked back to their relationships with their moms.."

Someone told me this. I thought it was funny.

Its funny because my mom has grown increasingly impatient with my dad because hes blamming everything on her. And now I hear this. Hahaha. Its the mom's fault again!

But then kudos to those mommas who brought up great people like Martin Luther King, Muhammad Ali and Colonel Sanders. Coz im sure their greatness can be tracked back to their moms as well.

Saturday, 4 March 2006

Sana sa Beach

35-40 degree summer days happen between December and February here in Australia. What do we do on these blistering hot days? Go to the beach of course!
Essential beach items items. Sunscreen to stop yarself burnin` and sunnies to protect your sensitive eyes from extreme UV rays. Also useful when spying on bodies.

Cottesloe beach is a very popular beach in Perth.
*Insert Baywatch theme*

Speaking of Baywatch, there are flags on the beach to tell people were they can swim. Swim beyond the flags and you'll disappear from the watchful eyes of the lifeguards and you'll be in shark territory.

Cottesloe has a nice grassy area for those who don't want to get sand on their clothes, ears, nose, hair, buttcracks and so on.
Indiana tea house enjoys a nice location by the beach. Its also the post for the lifeguards.

After perving at the hot bodies on the beach enjoying the sun and surf, people usually visit the shops and stores across the streets. There is the ice cream shop and fish n chip store, but we opted for the bar in Cottesloe hotel
We met the Lynx (Axe) promotion girls at the Cott hotel. Hehehe. Double cheers to that!

Beach is cool. I like it!