Monday, 26 May 2008

Household heroes

1) Grand Theft Auto IV
2) Kelly Roland - Work
3) Jimmy Deans Diner


They always have the best intentions in mind.
And God bless them for trying.

Dads love it when they are labelled heroes.

A hero for fixing the tap. A hero for installing the dishwasher.
A hero for solving that household problem.

Take my dad, he solved our household shoe problem.

With hundreds of shoe littering the garage, he's sorted it all out by doubling the shelves by installing more panels.

A hero of Imelda Marcos proportions.

But sometimes the laurels of their triumph blind them of what they are capable.

Heroes with overstated powers.
(Mix with Y-chromosomal workmanship and you have a recipe for disaster).

What do I mean?

Exhibit A Dad decided that his daughter's brand new car needed rescuing from the car yard stickers put on the windscreen. Exhibit A Dad uses a knife to scratch-away the blatant advertisement.

And if you squint your eyes, you might not see the scratch marks.

Exhibit B Dad decided that he can save the household some money by installing the new chandelier. Everyone knows that blue wires go with red, and brown wires go with black... or is it the other way around?

This was one way to test the electrical safety switch.

Exhibit C Dad figured that adding lemon juice, raisins and random spices will most certainly make a mouth watering omelet.

Dads are cool because they really are just after what's best for the family.

Wish they'd just consult with the family sometimes.

Tuesday, 13 May 2008


Yay!! My brother has dropped off my birthday present and I couldn't be happier (don't tell my girlfriend).

I LURRVE my new Bose On-Ear Headphones!!!!

Please excuse this blatant plug on Bose products but if you're a try-hard audiophile like me - then you'd definitely want a pair of these babies.

I've been listening to music with the bass up for three minutes and now I need to do #2.
Now thats what you call stomach turning bass!!

For me, a good sound source is one that lets you identify each musical instrument when you're listening to a song. And I'm not kidding you - the sound quality on this thing is DA BOMB!!!!

There's three types of Bose earphones - an in-ear model (the pluggy things you shove in ear), on-ear and an outer ear one. I think the on-ear is the best cause its really comfortable plus its not directly shoving sound into your ear. The outer ear is a bit biggish for my liking.

In my last overseas trip I bought a Sony Noise canceling Earphones (MDR-NC22). Does a great job in removing noise, but the sound quality was only so-so.

If I would grade it out of 100 - 10 being ultimate-cream-your pants - eargasm, 0 being no sound at all, ill give the Sony a 55.

Ipod earphones get a 43.

The bose gets an 85.

If you enjoy listening to music, you should get these.

Once you hear music through this thing, you'd want to listen to your music collection again.
Because you haven't heard it until you've heard it through these!

Four Weddings and a Will

My brother finally proposed! YAY!!!

And lucky for him that his girlfriend said yes.
About time I think! hehehe.

Im really happy for them. They've been together for yonkers and have been through quite a bit.

I'm glad that they're moving on to the next stage in their relationship.

And I guess thats the natural progression of things. Boy meets girl (or vice versa), they fall in love, they get married and live happily ever after .... or until the time they have kids.

Its like weddings left right and centre for me right now.

No thanks to Hollywood either.
That puts the wedding tally to four now. Six if I include weddings I'm invited to overseas (anyone wanna sponsore me to go to texas? :) )

Not that I'm excited to go to another wedding receptions that is.

I've been to about a hundred wedding reception actually.
Im not kidding.
I was banquet waiter for about three years(maybe four?) And we'd have lotsa weddings every weekend. I've seen it all. Small, big, medium, repeat weddings. (Hmm maybe I should be a wedding planner?)

Its a western hotel so most receptions were obviously western type.

If I could generalise, I would say Italian weddings are the craziest. Heaps of food and almost always extravagant. Asian weddings are funny - we always run out of orange juice on these weddings. Aussie weddings tend to be just a big party. Kinda like a high school ball or prom night, only with older people (acting like teenagers).

I remember one wedding, they decided to have lots of sparklers before the bride and groom walked in. Great idea, except they forgot to deactivate the fire alarm.

Probably the sweetest thing I've seen was when the lead singer for a Perth band got married. He got up on stage and sang a song he wrote for the bride. He sang so well, it sent chills down my spine. Think Creed singing heartfelt lovesong.

But with the many receptions I've worked on, the speeches part always had me puzzled.
I noticed they almost always sounded like they were saying goodbye.

I mean, theres the customary 'welcome to the family' part and the anecdotes about the couple. But there's always this underlying 'goodbye' sounding tone.

Only after my sister's wedding did it finally make sense.

Its goodbye because you will be seeing them less and less.

Its goodbye to the person you once knew. Because someone else has officially become more important in their life.
Its sad, but its a good kind of sad.

If that makes sense.

Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Post Holiday Depression

1) My sister being on TV!
2) Iron Man rocks my socks
3) Kingdom Hearts II

I think I'm finally getting out of the rut.

The Post Holiday Depression (PHD) I've been suffering since returning from Japan.

I know everyone takes a while to get back to the swing of things after a holiday, but for me it was really quite bad.

I just couldn't get excited about anything (well.. almost everything :P).

I just wanted to stay at home and stuff myself with fatfoods.
Going out or going to work was just too troublesome.

I was (and maybe still am) contemplating quitting my job and start selling barbecued chicken and rice as my next occupation.

I'm thinking life would be trouble free then.

I wanted a pet cow. It had to be brown.

I guess that the thing when you're depressed. Life is dull compared to what it once was.

But I believe that the best cure for depression is to make someone else happy. Their happiness is a lot more effective than any type of happiness-remedy you can try to prescribe yourself.

And this kinda worked for me.

I hope they like my small present.

It includes a brown cow.