Saturday, December 31, 2005
So I'm up at 4AM on the first day of 2006, and there's absolutely no body online now! It's quite rare that out of the 126 MSN contacts I have, none are online... I guess everyone's either out partying or sleeping...
Thursday, December 29, 2005
Wednesday, December 28, 2005
Just a thought... If time stops when one enters the wardrobe, wouldn't he appear, from the outside, to be jumping out of the wardrobe the second he enters?
This would mean that Edmund can never have entered the wardrobe while Lucy was inside it, before she came out!
Ok, I'll go easy on the movie... It's fiction afterall :P
Was just surfing the net, decided to check out the assassins guild website, and found a log of the attempts made throughout the game, found these reports:
Tuesday, 25 October[17:00 PM] TheFunkyMonk went looking for Infinite Entropy.
Dear Mr Umpire,
Realising that with my new found incompetent status somebody might actually try to assassinate me, I resolved to redeem myself by taking out one of my fellow incompetents, Gabriel Wu.
My journey began well enough. I made my way to his college and with the aid of a helpful passer by ascertained the location of his room. I then proceeded to lurk outside his stairwell while pretending to chat away on my mobile waiting for him to leave for dinner.
After about 20 minutes of this, my frustration grew the better of me and gripping my trusty RBG I knocked on his door.
No answer.... I then walked around the building and seeing that his lights were off realised that he was probably out. So I went home, reflecting on my incompetency.
Gabriel, I'll have another go at killing you tommorrow morning... probably around 8am. You'll recognise me as the fellow in the Christ's hoody... Would you mind being around this time?
The Funky Monk
Looking through my blog entry, I was off to Hong King's birthday cookout that night. Recalled studying at Fitz and meeting Kenny at Churchill before making my way down for the cookout. So Funky Monk, whoever he is, never came close :P
This one's scary, he's been tracking my habits :S
Saturday, 29 October[11:00 AM] scum buster lurked lectures for Infinite Entropy.
scum buster reports:
Knowing his desire to arrive 20 minutes early for lectures, I decided to beat this bumbling incompetent scum to the building for a brutal stabbing with no witnesses. On arriving, I noticed no one was there, and my intended target must have been in an even more incompetent mood than usual as he did not arrive to the building until I had enterd the lecture, where my razor sharp knife turned into a cheapo biro by magic. My intended target was a certain Mr. Gabriel Wu aka Infinite Entropy, he will not be so lucky on Monday, ha ha ha! (That's an evil, not jovial laugh!)
Quite lol too... "even more incompetent mood than usual"
Hm... where was I that morning???
Oh, I've been cooking for cell the previous night, so must have been quite tired that morning.
Just checked the police list, realised that it was Andy Davies, a fellow mathmo. Haha, tough luck to him :P
Tuesday, December 27, 2005
but up to now I have yet to find out what it is...
Friday, December 23, 2005
Here are some live images from Cambridge:
Post touch down, Pre Malaysia holiday
Was sleeping in the afternoons, and waking up at 3 am in the morning, still orientating myself to home... Had two driving lessons.
Paid a visit to Shian's house after one of those lessons... Had a great time catching up! Showed me what he's been up to since our paths parted after secondary school, He's a real genius!
I've always been a fan of his works, from his page flipping animation of prefects being mutilated by t-rexes, and Kremple being pursued by Apaches emerging from behind the hills, off the corner of the amaths textbook; to his computer animation, to his literary works...
Here's a sample of his genius that is available online...
HCH, if you're reading this, you might want to get in touch with this guy... He created an animation of a light saber fight, and he got the sound effects from a game! Chew on that!
Left for Malaysia on Thursday morning, before I could even get settled into life in Singapore...
Malaysia, Cameron Highlands, Cookout! Great time of retreat and reflection...
So we were off to Malaysia in a Camry. The four of us, stuck together in an enclosed area for extended periods of time... Discovered, during this time, that my mother's been following every single entry in my blog since the day I left, and she knows more about my friends than I do cos she's been reading my friend's blog O_O. (Anyone linked to this blog who is adverse to a friends mother reading your blog, please let me know, I'll remove the link :P) She could even quote obscure portions of a thousand word entry from my past posts :S
In some ways it's a good thing, cos I need not spend money calling home, and they can be assured that I'm ok, and even know what's happening in my life. It even has a multiplier effect: I can keep my mother busy with reading my friend's blog ;) But just realised the potency of blogging. It can be dangerous if someone else other than your mother knew so much about you... Come to think of it, it's dangerous for your mother to know so much about you, let alone a stranger!
Anyway, the long car ride and discussion allowed me some time to reflect on what's been happening throughout the past two months in Cambridge, and helped me put things in perspective. It gave me an opportunity to withdraw myself from the tiring situation of having to constantly take care of my own needs, so that i can see, from a third person, how I can do things better... Came home with a few recipies (i.e. chicken soup, beef stew, and agar agar), and a renewed sense of purpose... I'll blog about the recipies and purpose in the days to come...
During our stay in Cameron highlands, we held a cookout to give my family a taste of my cooking! Cooked spghetti and tang yuan... Everyone liked it, if only because I was the chef...
I also got a chance to understand some of the differences between cooking spghetti in Cambridge and in Malaysia: In Cambridge, we are quite blessed to get fresh produce - from the beef to the mushrooms. The cost of making spghetti in Cambridge might actually be cheaper than making it in Malaysia! Cos the beef and the spghetti over there is very cheap... Also, I thought that somehow, the spghetti I cooked in Cambridge tasted nicer than the one I managed to churn out in Cameron Highlands.
Also did some mugging on the trip... Realised that participating in mindless activities in between studying aids in the digestion of the concepts. Activities like travelling on the road and watching TV actually are very good ways to relax and internalise the subject. I'll need to recreate such mindless activities in my room in Cambridge. Perhaps strumming on the guitar might help, I haven't tried that yet... Waiting for my cousin to return my guitar this Sunday before I perform the experiment.
Returned home on that Monday to have driving lessons the next day.
Driving lessons, Driving test, PASSED! Christmas party at Sam's house
Took another two lessons before sitting for the test... Did much better than before. My legs were still trembling during the test, but learnt how to keep my foot off the clutch and accelerator when it beginned to tremble. The tester hardly worked his pen while I was driving, and in the room, he just ticked a few boxes to give me some demerit points, and then he passed me! I was actually quite indifferent on the test day, a sentiment shared by some of my friends who retook their driving. So didn't really feel particularly happy when I passed. Just relieved that I don't have to worry about making arrangements for more driving lessons, and having to spend more money on it...
Went to Sam's house for his cell's christmas party, was nice to see everyone there - HCH, EZ, Hohohohoho, and a few new faces... Great to be with familiar people again...
Drove my father's car home after that event... drove it from bishan MRT home. Almost gave my mother a heart attack and my father had to pull the steering wheel several times! They remarked that I passed by a miracle, I don't disagree :P
At the end, I couldn't even park the car properly! I know vertical and pararel parking within 4 poles, but I can't park head on within the for corners of the parking lot!
Looks like I'll need a lot more practice...
Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Wednesday, December 14, 2005
Aptly reflects how I consider two different places home now...
An Abandoned Railway
Lunch! For 10 euros.
View from the top of a tall building. Can't remember the name.
A closer shot of where we emerged from. Recall Orange Clock tower?
Art Gallery Works... Like this one... KABOOM!
Taken me a whole week to put up these pictures.
Leaving for Malaysia today with Janice Yiyi's family. Haven't been there for a long time! Since JC!!! Really looking forward to it! Will be back in 4 days time.
Oh yeah, just realised that my blog is still in London time... Gotta change it! So irritating.
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Where Memories are Made...
...And Reputations Shattered for Life.
Let the Party Begin!
Supplies from Tesco!
Right to Left: Jia Yao, Chun, Me!
Joel, Me. Joel's really talented! If only I could post video clips!
Kelvin, Me. Kelvin was assistant chef, did a great job!
Tim - The Chief Chef!
Yao Yu - the man of the party :P
My Group! Made up of Daniel, Me, Lisheng, EeMae, and Katie, who's not in the pic.
Regretfully, the shot's a bit blur. Hopefully I'll find a clearer pic...
Faithfulness and Gentleness doing their thing
Prepare the Firing Squad!
Returned back to Cambridge feeling like I'm coming back to something welcoming and familiar, even though I've only been gone for 4 days, realised I'm beginning to feel attached to this place. Think that's the feeling I'll have on my subsequent trips back to Cambridge.
Managed a quick blog entry while I did my last minute departure preparation. Then was headed off to Germany!