Saturday, December 30, 2006

I need internet

My friends and I often joke that we will get internet withdrawal symptoms when we can't get connected or are away from the pc/laptop for a while.

With the earthquake in Taiwan that damaged the under fibre optic cables... i felt so crippled.. and was stuck surfing local sites.

I really felt like going to the ends of the earth for any connectivity.. to read my news... google some stuff... gossip.. comics... etc etc..

Taken from Mother Goose and Grimm
27 Dec 2006

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Caffine fix...

just got the coolest coffee/cappucino maker.

Presenting the Bialetti Mukka Express

It's a stove top maker.. which means that you just put water in the lower container, coffee powder in the coffee filter.. and if you want latte or cappucino, milk in the top part.. else if you want it black.. just leave it empty.

So simple to use.. so compact.. and it was really wonderful..

Of cos.. coupled with this....

The coffee turned out great!

Thursday, December 21, 2006

If there's one movie to watch this Xmas...

Watch 滿城盡帶黃金甲 (Curse of the Golden Flower)

The movie is worth every cent of the ticket..

Way better than Eragon anytime!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006


Bad things happen in threes..

Bank not returning me my $$

My tooth breaking to pieces

My car aircon compressor breaking down..

next time remind me to kick myself first before anything else happens..

I'm going broke!

p/s.. i haven't finish my x'mas shopping!! ARRGGHH!!

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Green peas can be lethal..

Broke my one of my pre-molars while eating green peas-- the kacang puteh type.. bonus will be going into getting it fixed..


Anyway.. caught Eragon tonight.. cos i couldn't wait..


What i liked

Jeremy Irons - he's so dashing and is so Brom

Robert Carlyle - A perfect Durza

Durza's magical powers!!

Saphira - she is simply amazing!!!

The accelerated growth of Saphira was a sight to see (given that the movie had to deal with her growing up, that was a good way of doing it).

The first 1/3 of the movie which was pretty cool...

What I didn't like

Did the Varden have to be so tribal? I mean it was supposed to be sophisticated and well organised... they were even supposed to have a library for Murtagh to be housed in when he was arrested.. not kept in a wooden hut.

Was there ever the mention that Arya is an elf?

Why is Arya so girly and smiley? She's not supposed to be like that! Nor is she supposed to be flirty too!!

What ever happened to the limits of the dragon rider's magic??? How can he can heal mortal wounds?

Whatever happened to Eragon's training, of magic????

No mention of dwarves?

Did they put a token african in the movie?

i hated that line by Saphira when they were giving Brom his burial...something to the tune of, " I cannot breathe fire but I can do this." She then breathes on to his grave.. and changes it into crystal. In the book.. she brushes her nose! I mean... it's the liittle things that make the story amazing and so wonderful.. that dragons are magical and have so much more.. has even more powers than they themselves realise! And this is so especially for Saphira, who doesn't have anyone to learn from.


While often, the movie often doesn't live up to the book.. i expected the movie be to decent... but there were more disappointing bits.

There were such loopsholes that i wouldn't know how part 2 will how.. if you kill a dragon rider.. the dragon will die too. Didn't Galbatorix steal a dragon when his died? If he had killed the dragon rider..then wouldn't the dragon he stole be dead too? Maybe they'd remove that part of the story..

Oh well.. was disappointed. Wat a waste of a very good story...

Monday, December 04, 2006

Wat's happening in the libraries?

Sometimes i wonder if the issues that are the same in libraries all over the world.

But when i read things like this in the comics...

Zits 3 Dec2006

Ginger meggs 3 Dec 2006

i put on a smile and a hop... and take everything in my stride. afterall.. it's just part and parcel of life.

No biggy.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Went to get my picture taken at the photo booth.

Looks like me?

Thanks to a very cool friend! :)