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Zhihong’s Wedding

Tony, Zhihong & I

Yet another matrimonial bliss.

Zhihong was my buddy back in the days of NTU. I remember the days when we spent countless hours mugging for exams, when I will always frown in concentration, while he paced up and down the corridor muttering to himself.

And he always said he will never pass his maths without my help! To be honest, bro, I only remember teaching you some obscure math theorem or another. I am sure you did well out of your own effort.

That was back in 2003. Since then, I have not met up with him for years. There was once we bumped into each other at a mutual friend’s birthday party.

So imagine my pleasant surprise when I get his call few months back, telling me that he is getting married, and will I come for his wedding?

Of course I will. It is the best night of his life, how could I miss it?

So there we go, yet another one among us got wedded. Him to a lovely girl he met at work, whose name is Emily.

Congrats dude! And yes, you did put up a few pounds, and now you look like me. LOL.

Also thanks to Tony, Terence, Han Hui and others at my table for the enjoyable dinner.

My white shirt is my real priced possession

I had one white shirt before. I was inexperienced in buying shirts, and decided to get not-so-expensive shirt. My old shirt serves me well, until one day I washed it together with another not-so-expensive pants, and the blue dye of the pants came off and stained my white shirt.

I was devastated. The white shirt looked horrible. I couldn’t bear to part with it, so I fold it up and put it in my wardrobe. Subsequently I never buy another white shirt for myself. Not that I do not want a new white shirt, but just that I don’t see an immediate need for one.

Sometime after that incidence, I got another white shirt. This time, I did not buy it myself. It was a gift. It was of almost perfect cut and fitting, the material is good, and I love the feel of it on me. I seldom wear it. I only wear it on special occassions. Like my convocation. Or an important client presentation. It feels good to have it and be able to use it, but I feel restrained to wear it too often. I don’t want to spoil it from wear and tear.

Then it happened again.

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The Graph of Relationships

This pretty much sums up everything:

Via the ever amazing Cowboy Caleb

Emporio Armani Mania

I have been lusting for this Emporio Armani accessory ever since I clapped my eyes on it two weeks ago. The price was exorbitant for something like this, but I really, really wanted something as cool as this.

So the moment I knew my pay is in today, I stroll over to DFS Claymore and got it for myself! And it comes with a free gift worth about the same price, so I thought it was a pretty good deal.

(See what’s inside after the jump)

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I am a comment whore

Every blogger’s dream is to have huge traffic to their blog.

And every problogger’s dream is to have a crowd of active, engage audience to their blog.

What do I mean by active and engaged? Such audience are ones who return to your blog very frequently, comment on your blog posts, tell for their friends about your blog, and subscribe to your RSS feed and email newsletter.

From my webstats, I know there are visitors coming to this blog. Some of you came here for the first time (welcome!) and some came here periodically. Here’s what my stats programme tells me about you in January 2008:

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So, I know you guys are out there reading this. But knowing you guys through my stats is like… reading personal classifieds trying to find the right one, you know? I don’t know what you like, what you don’t like, what makes you come here, etc. etc. All I see are lines of text, with clues of the person you are. Good luck to me trying to know you better.

Actually, this is my long winded way to tell you this. I want to get to know you, and I can only do so if you leave a comment on my posts.

Yes, leaving a comment. That’s all you need to do, so that I can have a conversation with you. Here’s why you should leave a comment:
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Manicure – or is it pedicure?

Damn I always unable to get it right! Nevermind, I will just equate manicure with hands.

On an impulse yesterday I went to Hollywood Secrets at Paragon with my colleague for a little pamper-self-moment.

After 20 minutes and S$25 poorer later, I look at my buffed fingernails and wonder… is it really worth it? Yes it was more professional and the result was better than the time I did it at Phuket. My nails have never looked better. And I kinda like the process.

But, why guys’ manicure is charged higher? Ladies, with their nail polish, is S$3 cheaper. Hmmm….



Cloverfield – How different is it from Godzilla?

Cloverfield, the movie

Ever since I read about the effective viral marketing effort of Cloverfield, I have been very intrigued about the movie. The word-of-mouth is that the trailer and posters and all other advertisements promoting this “monster” movie gave no clue about what this movie is all about.

Most deduced that it is a monster movie, but have no idea what monster is that. Many drew comparison (and speculation) to the movie Godzilla. Thousands of blogs speculate what Cloverfield is all about.

Whenever I come across postings on my blogroll talking about the movie, I quickly skip through it. I don’t want any spoilers, and I want an authentic virgin monster experience with the movie Cloverfield.

(Incidentally, the word Cloverfield doesn’t mean anything. Nothing related to the monster at all. It is just a code name given by the U.S. Government to the monster attack on New York City)

Here’s a little synopsis of the movie Cloverfield:

“Five young New Yorkers throw their friend a going-away party the night that a monster the size of a skyscraper descends upon the city. Told from the point of view of their video camera, the film is a document of their attempt to survive the most surreal, horrifying event of their lives.” – Source: IMDB

So I went to catch the movie at Cineleisure yesterday, and boy… am I in for a treat! Right from the word go, I was mersmerised by the portrayal on how young New Yorkers live in the big city. The party, the friends, the career, the love affairs. It gave me an insight on what I might get myself into in a few years’ time.

And then the first boom resounded throughout the city, and the horror began.

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Wine Garage – A Heavenly Experience

Dinner @ Wine Garage

You know how you want to plan for the perfect dinner by matching what you want to do to what you (and your guest) like?

Since both of us love wine, I decided to bring our rendezvous to Wine Garage at Clark Quay yesterday.

The setting could not be any more perfect. It was breezy, cooling. Jazz were playing. Wine was good. Food was excellent. Company was great.

Perfect night out. And hence the astronomical price tag. But I am contended :)

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Southwest Airlines Pre-Flight Announcement

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Pre-flight announcements are usually very boring fair. I routinely tuned out of it, coz usually they are all the same old stuff.

And now this video will get you listening. Airline with a sense of humor? Excellent. Somehow I can’t see Singapore Airlines doing that.

(Transcript after the jump)

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Heath Ledger – Dead!

It’s true. Heath Ledger, the hunk of an actor, best known with his role as the gay cowboy in Brokeback Mountain, was found dead in New York:

The New York Times said Ledger was discovered by the housekeeper and a masseuse who arrived in the afternoon for an appointment. They knocked on the door, but “when no one answered, the housekeeper and the masseuse opened the bedroom and found Mr. Ledger naked and unconscious on a bed. They shook him, but he did not respond,” the Times said.

I am a big fan of Brokeback Mountain, and the demise of one of its lead actors saddened me greatly. Heath was astounding in his role. I remembered crying silently during the final scene, when he looked at the intertwined shirts and cried softly.

He will be fondly remembered.

(It’s time for me to get the DVD)