Monthly Archives: August 2006

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

It is quite amazing that a generation gap can exist within the span of two years, or perhaps even just one. I feel older and older every day.

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More geekdom

I’ve taken a look at some of blogger beta’s features, and I’d love to implement them, but that’ll probably take some time (editing and what not), so I’ll probably only do this a few weeks later.

In other news, I just saw this Batman in Singapore homage comic thingy, which I think is simply fantastic! DCAU-style art… I like! Corny Singaporean humour… OK I don’t like that much, but I think it’s really amusing in this scenario.

Excited! (aka I am a geek)

Just switched over to the new beta version of Blogger. It was kinda an impulse switch – I probably really should have taken a look at the new interface/features before doing so, since I can’t switch back, but I must say that what I’ve seen of it so far looks pretty cool. Whee.

appendum:

Just noticed blogger’s icon looks a little different today! Is it a birthday special or something? How strange. If cute.

Amused (truncated)

[10:48:27] FURIOUS says:
i wish i had a drip

[10:48:31] lost says:
u do?

[10:48:32] FURIOUS says:
-sulk-
I WANNA A DRIP

[10:48:36] lost says:
u like drips?

[10:48:47] FURIOUS says:
DREEEEEEP
(it would have saved a lot of puking and shatting)
and YOU LOSE WEIGHT
I WANNA DRIP
-tantrum-

[10:49:38] lost says:
ooh. weight loss.
you can ask jinming
he was an saf medic
he can probably scrounge up some drip stuff

[10:49:58] FURIOUS says:
WAH *___*

[10:50:00] lost says:
and poke u on sunday

[10:50:04] FURIOUS says:
OKS
I WANNA DRIPS
YAYS

in another conversation…

[10:52:28] the incredible brute. says:
does she honestly want to go on drip
hahaha
i haven’t practiced in a while and i’ve been looking for a test subject

[10:52:46] lost says:
hahahahahaha
REALLY

[10:52:55] the incredible brute. says:
yea
it’s fun!

[10:53:01] lost says:
you have the eqpt?

[10:53:10] the incredible brute. says:
you can do cool stuff like make the blood spurt out in time with your pulse
it’s easily available in shelves
on shelves, i mean
just go to any pharmacy
they might suspect you’re a subutex abuser now though
hahaha

[10:53:44] lost says:
now i’m smiling moronically in the office
if ppl see me now they’ll think i’m watching online porn or something

[11:00:06] the incredible brute. says:
wouldn’t you have a look of concupiscence instead of amusement if you’re watching porn

I suppose he has a point…

Gotta catch'em all!

More than a year ago I made a short post about the countries I’d visited… it’s interesting to see how the coloured portions (visited countries) have increased tremendously, though that might be mainly because I’ve been visiting enormous countries. 16 now! Whee.

Hope to have added more to the list by this time next year… time to go out and paint the world red, then!

create your own visited country map
or check our Venice travel guide

Ghosts of Christmas Past

One of the things about coming back home is that you’re suddenly put in near proximity with a number of people with whom you haven’t really exchanged words with for the longest time. I’m actually set up to meet with some of these people for dinner (individually), and now I’m starting to feel rather nervous about it all.

I actually do like most of these people, and we used to get along quite well at some point in the past, it’s just that we’ve lost touch for so long now I really wonder if there’s anything to be said between us.

What if I meet up with them and find that, in spite of having wanted to meet, everything just turns out to be quiet and awkward? What if we find that we’ve changed, that we’re no longer interested in even keeping in contact? What if-

But I know that these are things that you’ll never know until you try, and maybe the results will be good and maybe they won’t, but the very least I can do is to try.

Top of the world

The view from the 50th floor can be quite impressive, though you can’t really tell due to the limited image capture ability of my Nokia 6020.

I’ve been interning at OCBC for the past couple of weeks now, and though it started really slowly, I’d say that it’s starting to get more interesting recently. I’m starting to be saddled with some long-term projects, some exciting and others less so, but it’s all stuff I think I can handle, and somehow the knowledge that I am capable of doing work, that I am not merely able to score academically, has been a big relief for me to know.

I just took part in an interview workshop, which is aimed at training management on interview skills. My role was as a mock interviee, of course (and I earned a cool $20 for taking part in three interviews). Anyway, though I’d established (once again) that my interview skills suck and really need working on, this is the first time I’ve realised that my CV is actually considered to be rather impressive, and that companies would actually be interested in hiring me.

Somehow the knowledge that there are options open to me makes the 6-year bond seem rather stifling, though truth be told I’m not really interested in the banking sector, and MOE is still probably my first choice when choosing a starting job.

It’s still good to know that it’s not a one-way street from there.