Tuesday, 31 July 2007

Heroes Test

Your Score: Zach

You scored 41 Idealism, 58 Nonconformity, 41 Nerdiness

You gotta embrace your inner freak. 'Cause the only thing you'll regret is denying who you really are.

Congratulations, you're Zach! You're nerdy, strange, slightly snarky, and proud of it! You're also a nice guy and really trustworthy friend. Any cheerleader (or, well, anyone) should consider his or herself extremely fortunate to be friends with a person like you.

Your best quality: You're an all-around great friend
Your worst quality: You don't get along well with annoying little brothers

Link: The Heroes Personality Test written by freedomdegrees on OkCupid, home of the The Dating Persona Test

In all honesty - I have no idea who this guy is.
I haven't watched Heroes.

But it says im a nice guy - so im down with that.
(and that cheerleaders will fall for me).

Friday, 27 July 2007

Work greetings

So you're sitting at home watching TV. Mountain dew commercial
have made you increasingly uncomfortable.
And finally realise you need to pee.

So you get up and make your way to the toilet.

On your way, you see your brother.

You walk on.

No need to greet him. No waving or smiling.

Just keep on walking, keep on walking.

But you see, you can't do that at the work.


Not at all.

At work, everytime you see someone in the hallway you need to greet them.

Every man, woman, child you know, you must greet. Boss or colleague or subordinate.

You have to do it.

Otherwise you're rude.
Or unsociable.
Or indifferent.

You can use 'good morning or `mornin`, hi! or g`day'.

Greeting is must.

And I'm down with that. That's cool.

We're all just trying to maintain a nicey-nicey working environment so were all very polite and kind to everyone.

But things go weird when you've just seen one workmate and then two minutes later you see them again in the hallway.

You can't say "good morning or hi!" again.

You're only allowed to greet them once a day! You'll overdose them with greetings if say good morning again!

What I've seen some people do to get around this awkwardness is to do body languages like winking or raising eyebrows or pouting their lips and nodding upwards?! as their pseudo-greeting-i-need-to-rush-to-the-toilet-gesture.

Its just as weird and awkward.

Sunday, 22 July 2007

End of First Half

A Singapore side trip.

I hope everyone had a great time.

I know I did.
Thanks everyone.

Wednesday, 4 July 2007

Compounded Interest

Recently, I've been trying to get myself into things that interest my girlfriend.

I thought, wouldn't it be nice if we could have healthy discussions about .

What a blow out that turned into!

In fact, I think I even made things worse.


What ended up happening was I talked about things that I didn't really know much about. Plus I didn't have anything to back things up that I recently discovered.

To make it worse, I reacted in a way that was childish and a touch arrogant. Of course if its from the internet then its gotta be true!!

Hmm not good.

I honestly just wanted to stir an intellectual conversation.

What I failed to realise was that each one of us has a realm of specialty and navigating through that should be done carefully.

Kinda like me telling Michael Jordan not to do dunks because "I read from Hoops magazine that "jump shots allow for more opportunities and lower risks... '

I can imagine Mike giving me this "WTF?!" look already.

Then he'd probably head butt me with his ultra shinny bald head, cut himself and send me to court ,I go to jail, I meet up with Paris Hilton in the after prison party, gets mistaken as her Spanish lover, kidnapped by a psychopathic fan and is tortured to death in a gimp suit.


Okay maybe that is a bit far fetched.
But it could happen.

My point is, the intention was good, the execution was royally messed up.

Live and learn I guess.