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Strip [30 Jul 2010|11:55pm]
Got waxed for the first time in my life today.

Ouch.

On a side note, the L Word is awesome. Gotta love 'em lesbians.
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Shirtless hottie + nice voice = Win [23 Jun 2010|11:55pm]
Was listening to this guy the whole day! So homo-friendly! =)

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Writer's Block: Mystery meat [30 May 2010|09:56am]

What is the most disgusting food you have ever eaten? What made it so gross?

First question listed was submitted by hazycrobat. (Follow-up questions, if any, may have been added by LiveJournal.)

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All kinds of drama [29 Apr 2010|12:18pm]
"But I still haven't found love.. until recently, when I entered this physically abusive relationship with this great guy, who likes to beat the shit outta me".

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Right out of my mouth [23 Apr 2010|04:21pm]
"I want someone who’ll be monogamous, and nice to his mother. And I want someone who likes musicals but knows to just shut his mouth when I’m watching Lost. And I want someone who thinks being really into cars is lame, and strip clubs are gross. I want someone who’ll actually empty the dishwasher instead of just taking out forks “as needed”… like I do. I want someone with clean hands and feet and beefy forearms like a damn Disney Prince. And I want him to genuinely like me, even when I’m old".

No, I didn't say that, but Liz Lemon from 30 Rock took the words right out of my mouth when she did. Almost everything I want expressed in one scene from a comedy series. How can you not love TV.
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Drama dra-ma-ma [22 Apr 2010|07:54pm]
So much drama.

My dad finally returned from the hospital today from a surgery to remove this accumulation of phlegm on his lungs which was causing breathing difficulty. Needless to say, it caused a lot of stress for my family. I never knew how hard it is when a family member gets hospitalised and you're visiting them almost every day and wondering when they're going to get better and end the horrible torture of having to go to the hospital everyday. Seriously, this has only further reinforced my stand on not smoking, drinking or becoming fat.

On another note, SGH > NUH. Like Juliet said, NUH's motto should be "We Suck".

I think this whole experience caused us to get closer as a family, if only by a little. I never speak to my dad much in general but today I found myself helping him wear his blood circulation socks and actually speaking to him like someone would speak to his dad - Like that's a lot of drama in itself. Still, despite it all, I know I'll never have the conventional relationships most sons have with their dads and I'm ok with that. Always have been.

Lastly, if I could not go to school, I totally would. I can't imagine NOT working at this point in my life; I'll just die. I really just want to work and make money so I can buy useless stuff with it.
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Drama [03 Mar 2010|11:17pm]
The strain of working and studying has been getting to me.

In all honesty I would rather just fast forward this degree so I can actually start working at a job that suits my academic background instead of an admin job that has its perks but offers zero growth.

It feels like I'm in the middle somewhere struggling through some gross fog. Working at a job I'm not really interested in to pay myself through university, but not wanting to work in a publishing company (still my goal... I think) so that it won't affect my studies much. It's like some double-edged sword thing that's really just too much drama to think about.

I'm saving up money for a really, really long vacation once this is all over in early 2011. A period of my life without worrying about work, or school and just to enjoy and do absolutely nothing. Maybe Switzerland or something; their chocolates are the best right? I think when that's over, that's when my life will really start. Maybe.
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The Other Side of Midnight [17 Feb 2010|08:03pm]
I've read all of Sidney Sheldon's books but never watched any of the screenplay adaptations of his books until a few days back.

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The Other Side of Midnight stays very true to the book unlike most book to movie adaptations. I was surprised to find Susan Sarandon playing the role of sweet, funny and smart Catherine Alexander - which she actually did very well.. and her acting was probably the best in the whole movie.

I don't think the rest of the actors really captured the other characters very well, especially Marie France Pisier who played the leading lady Noelle Paige. Then again, I don't think it's all that easy to play the vengeful, manipulative and scored women that readers love Sheldon for.

All in all, though, I liked the movie. I thought it was thoroughly enjoyable though in all honesty I can't understand why it got so many bad reviews when it came out.

I'm watching Master of the Game now, and if the beginning is any indication, then its probably going to a great movie too.
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Fire [27 Jan 2010|06:11pm]
Today I watched "Fire" as part of an individual assignment for school (We have to choose Asian media texts and evaluate the effect globalization has had on them). It's a Made-by-India film that I think is wonderful. Ok, it was produced in 1996 and I'm a little late in watching it (my mom bought the VCD like ten years ago). Thank goodness I found it or I'd still be wondering what I could work on! But that's besides the point.

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The story starts off with the introduction of this seemingly traditional middle class family in India before it goes to unravel deeper flawed aspects of their characters. A far cry from the typical Bollywood and South Indian films with their family-feuds, gangster-battles, star-crossed male/female lovers themes.

I love how the two female protagonists find love in each other in the film, and how they come to support one another amidst the religion, tradition and misogyny around them. Some things which are unfortunately very relate-able in the indian community. And the musical score does wonders to add to the magic of the film.

Funny how an INCREDIBLY boring module - Asian media and Globalization - turned out to reap some rewards. :) WOW.
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From Fun to Fuck [30 Nov 2009|04:48pm]
Just came back from 3 days and 2 nights at Batam!

Went with my mom and a friend's family. Though there were downsides to the trip like a)Staying at a 1 Star Hotel (My mom's friend wanted to budget) and it being a really short trip, I really enjoyed myself. The hotel was located right smack dab in the centre of town so there was easy access to shopping centres.... though I didn't shop much, cos other than bags for girls I didn't really find anything nice.

The food, though, was great. Ate at a traditional indonesian Restaurant for lunch on the first day which served SUPERB fish dishes; I think we ordered every fish dish on the menu. Dinner was at a seafood restaurant by the seaside. Not forgetting the numerous local kuehs, cakes, fried delicacies, bread throughout I think I've gained 6 million pounds.

Most of the second day was spent at Martha Tillar Day Spa, one of Indonesia's finest spas. It was my first actual spa experience, and it was AWESOME. We smelled like gardens after all the oils and fragrances that was applied on us. The massage was great too, I actually felt the after effects of it at night.

Although, at one point during the facial, the hot-air-blowing-thing made it difficult to breathe and I think I had a stupid expression on my face cos the woman stopped and asked me if I had asthma.

Argh, but how I HATE short holidays! It's like foreplay with no sex. I swear I'm going back to Batam again for a longer time period. Looking forward to Vietnam next year! :)

The first thing I heard when I got back, though, was the impending doom that is our next module. 4 days of classes per week INCLUDING A WHOLE SATURDAY for the next 2 weeks! Not to mention ASSIGNMENTS due on both these Saturdays. SO.MUCH.DRAMA.
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WOW! [20 Nov 2009|03:51pm]
I've been listening to this on repeat for like the whole day.



I miss Amy Winehouse so much! Her live musicians were awesome too. :(

Exams are finally over!! Granted, there was only the one exam. And awesomely enough, our lecturer went through the exam questions before the exam. HA! WOW! -nods-

It's my favourite time of the year again! I really love November, with its daily offering of deluge. November justifies the purchase of scarfs, cardigans, ties and whatnot in Singapore. Looking forward to Batam next week!
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Jossverse [11 Oct 2009|09:57pm]
I tell people that in my free time I like to read just to sound a little intelligent. But screw it, I love watching TV series' more than anything, would do it for the rest of my life if I could. I'm a sit-in-front-of-my-com-streaming-tv potato.

In between work and school and projects I've been re-watching all the eps of Buffy and Angel and I really have to say that they're the best television series' I've even seen on television. They're so timeless despite the fact that they were aired about 10 years ago. Joss Whedon is a genius. It's kind of like Friends, but with the added everyday demon slaying.

I never really get a lot of the dialogue when I watched it way back then but watching it now really makes the experience so much more enriching. The character development and depth is so well done and they are all just so relate-able to.

Maybe it's why I thought Twilight was such bullshit right from the start - I even made an attempt to read the book but couldn't get through the first chapter. When you've had such a good experience with Vampire TV, everything else just pales in comparison. Buffy and Angel > Those two people whose names I can't even remember in Twilight.
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Love Poem [10 Oct 2009|08:56pm]
FUCK INDIAN PEOPLE AND THEIR PRAYERS. PRAY SO MUCH FOR FUCK. I BET THEY'D PRAY OVER THE OPENING OF A MAILBOX. WHY AM I INDIAN. WHY. CANNOT DO PROJECT, PRAYERS MORE IMPORTANT. PRAY NEED THE ENTIRE FAMILY TREE INVOLVED, IF NOT PRAYERS WILL FAIL AND THE DEITIES WILL SMITE YOUR INDIAN FACE WITH COCONUT OIL.
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Relatives [02 Sep 2009|12:25am]
My relationships with my relatives on my dad's side has been strained at best since I entered Polytechnic, and now with my grandmother's death and the subsequent prayers the relationships have become even more strained. Like, the more often I meet you, the worse it gets.

I don't hate or dislike any of them, but I just can't... click. They watch Tamil movies, sing Tamil songs, are active in the Indian community and so on. I get my kicks playing video games and watching TV series'. The feeling of attending a family gathering for me is equivalent to booking into camp on a Sunday evening.

Being a 22 year-old having issues like these only makes you look like a whiner. I doubt any of my family members (and most people) will ever truly get the way I feel, because it would seem like a lack of effort on my part. It's easy for them to to say, "Go hang out with the rest of the boys". But not so easy when you don't smoke, drink, club, gamble, play football, know the latest tamil songs. You know, Straight Indian stuff.

But I suppose the one thing that I hate the most would be the traditions and beliefs that come with them. I can't wear Black to family gatherings. I can't watch TV for 16 days when someone dies (Like, what?). I have to greet every single person when I enter a room, and say goodbye to every single one when I leave. I have to attend this prayer, that prayer for some unknown reason. I can't cut my nails at night. Some of these beliefs don't even have practical reasoning, they don't have to. Questioning them is like suggesting we don't be Indians anymore. Being an adult doesn't spare you from these either, doesn't matter if you're 40 even I suppose.

So when my grandma died, I didn't feel grief. Maybe relief, because a frail old lady's suffering had ended. Horrible, but true.

To end off a rather uncharacteristically non-bitchy non-slutty rant, the bitch below is the luckiest woman in the world.

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Whateverl! [16 Aug 2009|12:50am]
Isn't it true that people treat you in a certain way because you behave in a way that results in them treating you that way?

So why does it still come as such a shock to people when other people treat them in a certain way because they've been behaving in a way that merits that treatment?

If you're cold to someone, eventually they'll be cold to you too.

If you lose someone's trust, they're sure to lose faith in you.

If you forget about someone, eventually they'll forget about you too.

The world doesn't revolve around you, and it isn't presented to you on a silver platter. The people around you have feelings too, foreign and vague as that might seem. Don't start bitching when people suddenly don't treat you the way you want them to. Chances are, you're the one who screwed up and are too afraid to admit it.

While you're there indulging your denial, the rest of us are left going WTF. It's so much easier to blame others for your own mistakes, isn't it.
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Juon [29 Jul 2009|01:18pm]
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Himbo [27 Jul 2009|09:31pm]
Darren says:
erm

Darren says:
give me 15 mins can

Darren says:
i go toilet and eat something

Darren says:
later i msn u again

Thiru says:
??

Darren says:
hee

Thiru says:
toilet and eat??
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The one with Extroverts and Introverts [06 May 2009|07:28pm]
"They say that extroverts are unhappier than introverts, and have to compensate for this by constantly proving to themselves how happy and contented and at ease with life they are." -The Witch of Portobello

Is this true? Granted, it is sad and pathetic to listen to people go on and on about what ZOMG AWESOME lives they lead and think people are too dumb to see that they're sugar coating it just a tad bit.

Over the years I think I've improved somewhat in this area with the bitchy tirades and all, but I still get the occasional "Why are you so quiet?" Yeah, like a person's going to have a straight answer with supporting documents for that question.

I think most of us are just in between. We're extroverted at times and introverted at times, with perhaps just a slight inclination to one side.

20 working days to ORD! :) But why am I still doing work. :(
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Fuckers [16 Apr 2009|07:47pm]
I'll be the first to admit that I don't like children (and please, spare me the "You were a child once shtick". I KNOW). The words spawn and toyol come to mind when I see a little kid running around and blocking my way.

But dislikes aside, get this - parents who would abandon their 2 year-old kids in front of an NTUC. What, you think NTUC sells children now? What's worse is that you WOULD THINK that with all the supposed child-lovers in the world someone would stop and notice a crying toddler IN FRONT OF A SUPERMARKET asking for his mother.

I love you, mom.
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Secrets [13 Apr 2009|09:53pm]
Love's memory has traced our outline in this place... But will the spider remember, or the sun?
Did the water capture our faces in permanence?

Our secret has been revealed by the locust.... Yet I have told no other.... I write these words in silence, in mute testimony... To what once was.... But our image remains alive in this place together with the ladybugs.... It cannot be removed...

You, me
We, then
Were here

We saw the day and hoped for tomorrow.... We caught a brief glimpse of love's promise.... We were not liars... But thieves of time.... For now time has now forgotten us... Yet our memory lingers, and love remembers.... This place that was ours
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