Sunday, March 18, 2007

You Will Never Know, If You Never Try

SO.. After sleepless nights I've finally finished doing the traffic monitoring gadget. You can check it in Microsoft Singapore's Vista Sidebar page and look for the LTA Road Monitoring Gadget. (If you'll notice the radio gadget is also there :) For those without Vista..

After all the hard work, I took the initiative of rewarding myself with... (tanan tanan tanan tan taaaaan....)

A "Wow" tissue pack from the Vista promotion at the IT show.

It's not meant to be used. I will keep it. And someday it'll be worth a fortune. It'll make me rich. As rich as Bill Gates. Probably even richer.

(I'm also keeping a truckload of comic books and Magic trading cards, so yeah, I'll probably be richer).

When I become rich I'll buy everyone in the planet one of these..

Sony Ericsson W880i So Freakin Thin Walkman Phone with bluetooth headset, 2MP camera, 1Gig memory stick, 3G, sleek interface, and my most favorite part, the stainless steel casing!

I'm already dreaming up situations where this will be handy..

"Oh sorry was that my phone I just inserted in the EzLink ticketing machine? Argh I never learn."

"I accidentally swallowed it once, but it didn't pose as a problem really. The bluetooth headset still worked and I can still make calls with voice recognition. I had to shout the names though, with the phone in my stomach and all."

"3G stands for 3 grams, stupid."

I have to get this phone.

I bought some new books..

Freakonomics talks mostly about relating unrelated stuff, focusing on aspects of morality and incentives, and how actual data/statistics play a role in that process of relating them. The proponent is an economist, but he likes to delve in topics of morality and incentives. Four chapters on, there's lots of information fed to the reader. Nothing wrong with that, I like those stuff, but the arguments supported by those data is a bit trivial. And I'm getting that Malcolm Gladwell "deja vu" feeling, the author of "The Tipping Point". I'm probably biased because I read that book first. I'm not yet finished reading the book, so hopefully there's something worth picking up before I put it down.

I saw this in the bookstore and I was quickly intrigued by the book text format (aside from the "international bestseller" which almost always manages to catch my attention) - it's a compiled chat from a forum in Japan! It's about this nerdy young guy posting as "Trainman" who saved a girl from a drunk in the train. Pretty soon he was asking courting tips on the forum haha! The "damsel in distress" part in the train (hence the title "Trainman") reminds me of this Korean movie "My Sassy Girl", which got me started with Korean stuff! Haha! Anyway Cheng said this book was popular in TW. I'm sure it'll be a good read, it's like reading straight from a chat forum! How geekier can that get! O_O'

Some pictures before my boss left..

In the office..

At Joaqium in Suntec Convention Center, farewell lunch (porridge buffet)..

Lucy caught me taking pics of the food haha!

Food I was taking pictures of..

I like the Ikan Bilis ("Dilis") above. I can't remember the rest haha! I just eat it :P

The one below is a glutinous ______ . It is pleasantly sweet, reminds me of "champorado" in the Philippines.

Ok since I got the ball rolling with food pics, might as well post more food wahahaha

Me and the guys have been eating at a japanese teppanyaki restaurant in Tampines Mall during lunch, always worth the trip..

Here's our grumpy cook. I doubt he uses the internet, so yeah, he's GRUMPY...

..but cooks damn well! (in case he has a son/daughter/apprentice cook who's internet savvvvvy).

Hey I make people famous, this blog gets 12 million (imaginary) hits mind you!

On with the food..

The gigantic popcorn I ate while watching "300" (which by the way is a kickass movie)..

PizzaHut's new Hollywood Beef Pan Pizza (from their American Superstars category)..

is NOT GOOD. I had to take home half of it, and had to force myself eating the rest in a span of 4 days. After eating everything, I can confidently conclude that it is NOT GOOD. Don't eat it. But if you're hard headed and happened to order one, and realized it was a mistake, you can call me up and I'll finish it for you. Ok I'm confusing you haha. Seriously, NOT GOOD.

Cray Fish Ramen + Fried Tofu from Ajisen..
(please approach closer until your nose touches the screen, this picture is small)

Anyway, I went to Kinokuniya and saw this book about how to think up blog topics..

..and found the title to be stupid. People DO CARE what I had for lunch c'mon I just posted a bunch of them and I bet you we're salivating hahAhAHAha! Right right???

(met with silence).


I turned to the back cover and realized this book is really mocking me!

In case you don't have a 30/30 vision, I'll type it out for you..

Millions of people are blogging today, and most of us could use a better material. We apologize for "how long it's been since the last post," offer halfhearted complaints about "not feeling like posting today," and desperately begin to catalog our lunch orders. Ham and cheese?

How about that.

I will end this post with a funny billboard ad I saw in Tampines MRT.

Poor guy. The girl is looking away, she's certainly NOT INTERESTED. I'm almost tempted to say "Ignorance is bliss" hahaha!

See you guys in a week.



At 12:58 AM, Blogger emmz said...

nasa pag-sulat lang yan! :p pero not so yum yum yung food mo eh! wehehehe :p

at finally nasa FANS yan! tulad ko... avid reader ng blog mo! ahem! :p

At 12:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

about trainman, book pala un? i saw the movie (in japanese with subtitles, of course) ..para ngang my sassy girl..

At 10:08 AM, Blogger chris said...

@emmz: as always, i am honored by your diva presence haha!

@anonymous: cool may movie pala? yari sakin yan :P

At 7:10 PM, Blogger emmz said...

i-adjectivize mo ung word na diva: divatic presence... hehehe

hmmm, may plan ka palang mamigay nung slim walkman phone... well puede mong unti untiin.. alam ko afford mo ang isa or dalawang units... ako na una mong bigya ;) i'm pretty pretty puhleaze! :D

ang saya mo ha. nasa pinas ka pala! hmmm, dapat may chika ka pagbalik mo! :p

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