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lick smack!
Saturday, February 28 | 8:21 AM

With a smile

and a lick smack like that,
who isn't thankful?

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| 6:27 AM

"Now is the accepted time, not tomorrow, not some more
convenient season. It is today that our best work can be done
and not some future day or future year. It is today that we
fit ourselves for the greater usefulness of tomorrow.
Today is
the seed time, now are the hours of work, and tomorrow comes the harvest and the playtime

-- W.E.B. Du Bois



Informal Culture
Friday, February 27 | 9:56 AM

Oh wow! I would love to work for President Obama.

16 Feb 2008
Informal culture
WASHINGTON: - Less than a month in office, President Barack Obama has ushered in a more informal White House culture that contrasts sharply with that of his predecessor, Mr George W. Bush.

From his dress to his schedule, Mr Obama has introduced a more informal decorum. He receives his daily intelligence and economic briefings after 9am, hours later than Mr Bush. He is also known to sometimes burn the midnight oil, a sharp difference with his notoriously early-to-bed predecessor.

Mr Obama 'is more laid back in appearance, more 24-7 in his work code,' said public affairs professor Julian Zelizer, of Princeton University.

One of the first photographs released by the Obama White House shows him sitting in the Oval Office in shirtsleeves.

'There should be a dress code of respect,' Mr Bush's first White House chief of staff Andrew Card said in a TV interview. 'I wish he would wear a suit and tie.'

At Mr Obama's first press call on Monday, the atmosphere had lost much of the tension associated with Mr Bush's interactions with the media.

'President Obama's new style is more accessible and open,' said Mr Darrell West, director of governance studies at the Brookings Institution.


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Heroes - Team Hoyt
| 8:30 AM

The inspiring story of Rick and Dick Hoyt - Team Hoyt.  

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Oh Jay!
Thursday, February 26 | 11:31 PM

For a good laugh, I would watch my pre-recorded episodes of Tonight Show With Jay Reno.  I truly like the way he pokes fun of real news items and statistics.  Here are some rioting good times...

Today, Obarak Obama says that the reality of becoming President is beginning to set in.  Hey, sounds like the mother-in-law has moved in.

President Obama has made very few changes to the Oval Office itself. He's keeping nearly everything President Bush had in there - same desk, same chair, same pens - well sure, the stuff's like brand new! It's hardly ever used!

This is kind of an awkward time for President Bush - he's too young to retire and yet to old to destroy the moral and economic infrasture of another country.

One of the few companies doing well, rather, during the economic crisis is MacDonalds.  MacDonalds announced an 80%  profit increase due to the recession.  They're actually making money during a recession.  Isn't that amazing?  This makes it the first recession where people lose their house, they lose their savings but by golly!  they're not gona lose their rest.  YEAH.  Times are rough honey, gotta losen the belt.  It don't make any sense. It's the only country when you're poor, you get fatter!

And Citigroup, know who they are?  They just got 45 billion dollars of our tax dollars.   See what they bought themselves? They spent 50 million on a brand new French made private jet for their private executives. It has a bar, private entertainment center, seating for 12.  If there's ever a reason they reopen Guantanamo Bay, this is it!.  You know that's our jet!  We should be taking that!  They should be taking Southwest! 

The economy is so bad that geese cannot afford to fly anymore now that they've collided with an anthrax train.

A 37-year-old flight attendant is suing Jet Blue Airways after a male flight attendant she couldn't get on the plane to get to her next assignment because she wasn't dressed provocatively enough.  Her clothes were not sexy enough!  Isn't that amazing?  A STRAIGHT male flight attendant? What?!  I was shocked!  I was stunned by it.  

And according British journal of psychiatry, marijuana can cause panic attacks - especially when you are almost out of marijuana.

Well, how disgusting is this?  There's no easy way to say this.  Scientists of the New York City College of Technology says that the Gowanus Canal of Brooklyn - the canal is full of gonorrhea.  There is live gonorrhea living in that canal.  How disgusting is that?  At least that's what the guys are telling their wives, "Honey, I must have fallen into the canal."

Here's a shocking statistic.  80% of men with graduate degrees admit to pleasuring themselves.  I didn't know they gave degrees for that?  Did you know?  I guess that's they call them the masters.  



run free
Wednesday, February 25 | 12:13 PM

I'm rather tired today after a long day yesterday.  So this entry will be brief in explanation.  Basically the pictures below sort of sums up what I did in the earlier part of day before I started work in the afternoon.  I brought Sprite to SPCA in the hope to find a second dog to adopt.  After that, a spontaneous decision to head to a local dog-run ended up in a shopping spree for Sprite and a friend's cat at the dogmart there.  Thanks to Napaboaniya for telling me about Dog Movers and also to 2 of my ex-students, Atticus and Daryl, who had come along to keep Sprite entertained.  Enjoy. 

Heading to Dog Movers at Pasir Ris Farmway 2 after lunch.

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Isn't She Lovely?
Tuesday, February 24 | 8:58 AM

Have you seen the episode on Mormon polygamists on Oprah?   Those braids, the buns and all the huge black puffy poncho trapping - they spell ultra-conservative all over.  

What did you know?  It's lady controversial exiting the offices of Christian Audigier after attending a private fashion show.  Los Angeles, California. 20 Feb 2009

They say you age gracefully with many Botox jobs and other cuts under the knife perhaps?  

Too bad about the recent divorce, she is elegance personified. 

Well, we all know she could never resist a little controversy as always.  Madonna, leaving the 81st Annual Academy Awards Vanity Fair Party. Hollywood, California.  22 Feb 2009

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Life. Potential
Monday, February 23 | 12:24 PM

I saw this clip on Bold & Free.  Apparently, according to the blog owner, the was an NBC ad which was to run during the Superbowl but it was withdrawn because the media company did not wish to run advocacy ads.  Oh the things we do in the name of being politically correct!  

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I hate working on Sun
Sunday, February 22 | 10:23 AM

Occasionally, I have to do makeup lessons on Sunday mornings.  I totally dread that of course.  I dislike the fact that I have to rush back from my breakfast with my family.  I dislike not being able to laze around in bed while catching up on the pre-recorded television series.  I also dislike having to switch to work mode so early in the morning and on a Sunday?!

Well, on the bright side, I will be meeting up with some friends for lunch later and I might just bring Spirte for a walk in town.  

In the meantime, while my student was checking up some words in the dictionary, I took some snapshots of my two companions.

This is my coffee/tea maker which I'd bought from a Starbucks outlet in Kuala Lumper during the December holidays.  It comes with a plunger which was exactly what I had been searching for for the longest time.  In fact, up til today, I have not come across this set in any local outlets. 

I am trying out this floral tea mixture which I also bought from a Chinese Tea Shop in KL.  It is supposed to have some health properties which I am not aware of - well, it did come with an information sheet except that the text is in Chinese, which I cannot decipher much now...:P  

They are dried versions of real flower buds.

Of course, my other faithful companion, Sprite, is lying at my feet and napping like any decent person would do on a Sunday morning.

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Saturday, February 21 | 12:22 PM

So does this make me one with a warm and wacky personality?

You Are LOL

The internet is always cracking you up. You could waste the day away finding things to laugh at.

You're usually the first one to find a new funny video, picture, or website.

You're always up for wasting time online, even if (especially if) you're at work.

You also tend to spend a lot of time chatting, especially with people who make you laugh out loud.

Let me show you around this warm and cosy pad that belongs to a childhood friend of mine.

A circular light casts a fuzzy halo down against the soft brown sifon curtains and the chocolatey leathery-print TV console wall feature. 

The shades of cosy brown and orange run throughout the living and dining room.
That is a real cow hide and yes, the soothing twilight city view of Manhatan as a wall feature is a nice cool contrast against the warm colours.

This payphone look alike actually functions as his home phone.

At the dining area, cans and bottles line up the brown shelves.

His apartment is even featured in a local deco magazine last year.

Nonetheless, nothing beats the warm feeling you get when you acquaint yourself with old friends again.  

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One Of Those Days
| 7:34 AM

Whitney Houston

A clearer version of the MV is available here.



Angels On The Moon
| 7:13 AM

Thriving Ivory



dance like Ellen
Friday, February 20 | 5:28 PM

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass... 
it's about learning how to dance in the rain."

-- Unknown



Guys Night Out
| 7:28 AM

A former church friend contacted me to hang out last night.   

Together with another, we went in search for a nice place to chill at Dempsey Road.   Too bad I didn't get any pictures of the cool joints and restaurants at that area.  I quite like the ambience at Dempsey where yuppies and the well-heeled go for their meals.  You have to drive to get there thus it is primarily an adults hang-out place.  Having already had dinner at Holland Village hawker center  (where the food is a lot cheaper), we settled with  dessert at Ben & Jerry's.   There we met local celeb couple, Perre and Andrea.  No pictures again.  It was entertaining just watching silly fans going all excited and asking to have their pictures taken with the stars.  They sure look like a great couple together.  

All was well for me except that there was no live music playing that night which was one big sore point for all of us.  We deliberated for a long while before someone suggested exploring Mount Faber.
We managed to find our way there relying on impressions and Nokkia maps because my GPS screwed up big time.  The wave bridge was a distance from where I'd parked.  The superbly windy weather was just great to walk, jump and run along it.  But because it was getting rather late, we decided to just walk around to soak in the night scenes.   

After several misfires, we finally got all of us into the frame.