Sunday, February 26, 2006

| bad ads = bad eds

Couple of months back I was introduced to a band called Altered Bridge that features familiar names like Main Singer, Guitarist, Bassist and Drummer. Heard of them before haven't you? ahaks~ Was kidding about that part - mostly. I don't know all their names but I do know the name of their guitarist. His name is Tremonti, Mark Tremonti. People who aren't really into guitars or bands wouldn't know his name, but go down to any jamming studio in town and mention Tremonti, and you'll get lots of response.

He was the guitarist for Creed, ya know, the band that played familiar tunes like My Sacrifice and One Last Breath. Can still hear that opening intro for One Last Breath as ringtones these days. Was awarded best rock guitarist in some bla-bla award thingy too. He's so good that he has his own website that has tones of stuff, even him teaching how to shred that cheap axe in my house to pieces - very impressive.

But in any case, this post wasn't supposed to be about Tremonti and all. Was gonna write about ads. Yea, those commercial ads, short for advertisements, that you're forced to watch every-single-day. Heck, sometimes I feel that we watch more ads than shows. But watching those ads aren't so bad you know. Some of them are really cool and stuff while others.. well, they suck - real bad.

Take for example that ad for a certain insurance company whose 3-letter name starts with an 'M' and ends with an *ahem* 'A'. I believe as many people do, that this has got to be the worst ad I've ever seen. Seriously, the ad is so bad that I think people would rather walk across a busy freeway without any insurance than to buy theirs.

Fortunately, there are tons of really really cool commercials out there to cover up that particular black sheep. Take that banned xBox360 ad. Now that's cool. Remember that Toyota VIOS ad with that giant octo-thing? That's cool too. Recently, I stumbled upon a new ad from Rexona. No, not that lame-breakdance-wannabe ad from Malaysia, this one's an international favourite. If you're free, do check this out.



Enjoy peeps~ And a word of reminder,

don't let that blardy cloud cover your sun


Nitez~

Saturday, February 25, 2006

| all alone?


note : this is not the original picture


VOTED COOLEST SONG BY YOU!!
okay.. maybe by me but does it really matter?

alter bridge
broken wings

Fight the fight alone
When the world is full of victims
Dims a fading light
In our souls

Leave the peace alone
How we all are slowly changing
Dims a fading light
In our souls

In my opinion seeing is to know
The things we hold
Are always first to go
And who's to say
We won't end up alone

On broken wings I'm falling
And it won't be long
The skin on me is burning
By the fires of the sun
On skinned knees
I'm bleeding
And it won't be long
I've got to find that meaning
I'll search for so long


Cry ourselves to sleep
We will sleep alone forever
Will you lay me down
In the same place with all I love

Mend the broken homes
Care for them they are our brothers
Save the fading light in our souls

In my opinion seeing is to know
What you give
Will always carry you
And who's to say
We won't survive it too

On broken wings I'm falling
And it won't be long
The skin on me is burning
By the fires of the sun
On skinned knees
I'm bleeding
And it won't be long
I've got to find that meaning
I'll search for so long


Set a-free all
Relying on their will
To make me all that I am
And all that I'll be

Set a-free all
Will fall between the cracks
With memories of all that I am
And all that I'll be

On broken wings I'm falling
And it won't be long
The skin on me is burning
By the fires of the sun
On skinned knees
I'm bleeding
And it won't be long
I've got to find that meaning
I'll search for so long



Well.. so what have we been searching for so long?
What have we been searching.. someone~

Friday, February 24, 2006

| all in a day.. all in a day..



I dunno whether it's me or it's the food that I'm eating or whatever, after NOC4 was over, a lot of weird things are happening. Seriously. I know I'm gonna sound like some hippie who's high on crack but,

"dudeee.. i think there's a conspiracy going on mannn.. *sniff* yea, the government is using some kinda weird mind-stealer-controller machine tha..that makes us think that our bro..broah.. uhh.. broadband connect thingies are running normal but nooooo. I nuh.. noe their secrets mannn.. dudeeee~ you gotta believe me ma- oh..oh no~ they've fuh-found me gotta run.."

Okay, I'm not crazy so you can put the phone down know. There's no need to call the police and all.. *whisper* they're watching us~ *whisper*
ahaks~

Seriously, broadband connection is soooo bad mann~

You know how when that little LED under the DSL word blinks, it means that there's no connection or there's something wrong with you connection right?

Guess what? I found a solution to that problem.

I pick up my house phone.. leave it be for a minute or so and wallah~ little LED doesn't blink anymore and I have my connection back. Now all I've gotta do is to present this as my FYP title and convince everyone to buy the idea.

The perfect tag-line for my idea,

"PICK UP THE PHONE TO GET YOUR CONNECTION BACK"

THE FUTURE OF BROADBAND : SUXMYX®
we know, because we sux 2

Thursday, February 23, 2006

| im not dead yet... really~



First off, I'm have to say sorry to all my faithful, loving, fanatic readers out there for not updating for such a long period of time (5 days to be exact). I've been so drained from that Post NOC Syndrome or PNS (sounds closer to something else eh?). So now, I'm here to say that I'm back on track and posting babeh~ Have fhuuun reading ya?

For the past 3 days I have been ifflicted with bird flu broadband flu and couldn't connect to anyone at all. It was a very, very lonely 3 days. *sob* I miss all of you soooo much~!

So, mainly this post is on NOC4. Sorry for the quality of the pics, I got it from bro's Olymwuss digicam. Strangely enough, he has 8 megapixels at his disposal and only use its power on pics with him and the gals. ahaks~

Hope you'll enjoy this post as I took a lot of trouble to get this pics uploaded to that blarrdy photobucket thingy. No words - just pictures.

Well.. now it's the time forrrr... *drumroll*

ACHTUNG!
(it means ATTENTION larr~)
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To all those who were part of the NOC4 production.. you guys did a
great job!!

And to my fellow band-mates. Truly, from the bottom of my heart.. you guys
rock!!

another line in the list of successful nocs..
great job Grace~

All glory be to God~

Saturday, February 18, 2006

| remember her death.. remember abby..



She was apart of us, we were apart of her. Her death only broke the rope that held us together. Why did you have to go Abby? Why..?


"you were my best friend.."
~ Violet

"you were my only sister.."
~ Chris

"you were the only gal i've ever loved.."
~ Sean


She knew how life was meant to be lived.. she lived her life to the fullest..



"i'm sorry mom.. i didn't mean it.."



"my family didn't care about me!!"



"that God bless the broken road.."



"He loves you more than i ever could.."



"i'm not you Abby, i'm just not you.."


"but if my death would mean something.."
~ Abigail



"I have come that they may have life,
and have it to the full" John 10:10


good bye sean.. may you find the joy in living once again
i love you
~ Abby

Friday, February 17, 2006

| over already? awww~



NOC4 ROCKED!!


Well~ That's not entirely correct. It's actually more like GOD ROCKED!! NOC4 was just an instrument; a small part of a bigger plan. Hehe~

Too tired to write any longer. Just had my first meal of the day an hour ago. Cool.. I didn't eat anything for one whole day and I didn't even realize it. ahaks~

You people rocked! Good nite peeps~!

Sunday, February 12, 2006

| now remember kids...




NOC4 is just around the corner and everyone's on their toes.. or hands.. whatever. Anyway, as everyone knows, NOC4 is a big production. With big budgets, big cast of actors and actresses, big scores of melodies and musicals - I'm talking big baby~ So with those huge figures and all, it'll be a serious disaster if anyone makes even the slightest of mistakes. Therefore, here are a few of my reminders to those who are part of the NOC4 Production. hehe~



when dancing, don't tangle up your legs



please do get into your correct positions



no fooling around okays?



don't get knock out by the crowd



lastly, don't trip over other people
this image is the 500 mark on my photobucket album..
if i were to add the previous photobucket album,
the total would be around 700++


If you're wondering, those are actually statues. Artistic bunch of people huh? So please do work hard for NOC4 everyone. Lets make it great so that on that night itself, we can truly say, "We are one tonight!". Good nite peeps~

Saturday, February 11, 2006

| incase you guys didn't notice...




click on picture to go to NOC4's official blog


NOC4 IS ON ITS WAY TO A MAIN HALL NEAR YOU

p.s. well.. actually it's in the main hall of MMU

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

| first CF of the new semester

Just two days ago, on a Sunday night. The time was around 11.20pm, right after our practice, Lionel suddenly inform all of us that we have to prepare a few songs using only the acoustic guitar for the coming Tuesday's CF. Immediately I was overwhelmed by the 'lemah' feeling. We were sort of under pressure from getting the NOC songs right and the fact that we haven't sort out our roll-call and end songs yet made it worse. Joel couldn't play as he had to go back to his hometown on Monday and that leaves just Julian and I. So I guess I wasn't too excited about it but...

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wait! it's not what it seems!

Came windy/sunny Monday and we were to meet at Julian's place to practice, Seong was kind enough to volunteer to play along side with us too. As we practiced the first song, This Is Your Life by Switchfoot, I was reminded once more why I joined the NOC band in the first place. Shaking off the 'lemah' feeling, I poured what I have into the songs and together with Julian and Seong, we flooded place. ahaks~ How can I forget my main motive of playing the guitar? Mannn~

Now I'm sitting at home. After having some delicious cheese coffee and cheese cake (compliments from Vijay and Mark), I feel rather happy and satisfied. As Seong and I agree, playing our instruments has always been a pleasure for us, especially when we're playing it for a united reason. We played two songs for CF, This Is Your Life, which happens to be one of the end songs, and Rescue from Desperation album. I guess I was touched by the songs. It became more of a worship than a means of entertainment to me. Heh~ Can't wait for NOC4. Good nite peeps~

switchfoot
this is your life

yesterday is a wrinkle on your forehead
yesterday is a promise that you've broken
don't close your eyes, don't close your eyes
this is your life and today is all you've got now
yeah, and today is all you'll ever have
don't close your eyes
don't close your eyes

this is your life, are you who you want to be
this is your life, are you who you want to be
this is your life, is it everything you dreamed that it would be
when the world was younger and you had everything to lose

yesterday is a kid in the corner
yesterday is dead and over

this is your life, are you who you want to be
this is your life, are you who you want to be
this is your life, is it everything you dreamed that it would be
when the world was younger and you had everything to lose

don't close your eyes
don't close your eyes
don't close your eyes
don't close your eyes

this is your life are you who you want to be
this is your life are you who you want to be

this is your life, are you who you want to be
this is your life, are you who you want to be
this is your life, is it everything you dreamed it would be
when the world was younger and you had everything to lose

and you had everything to lose

Monday, February 06, 2006

| family? yea, they're my family




Meet Elina Goh. Simple in looks, laughs like a pig, a passion for God, and a heart of gold. She's special for two reasons. One; her birthday falls on the first day of Chinese New Year. How cool is that?! So instead of buying her presents and all, just hand her a nice simple red packet. Kill two birds with a guli. The second reason? Well, because she's my sis and that makes her ever more special. ahaks~

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Elina Goh, you ARE the best

I've always looked up to her, ever since I knew her back in MHS. She was in form 6 and she carries a testimony that moved me back then and even now. She was a new Christian back then and at the same time a first generation Christian, she was persecuted by her family but yet she endured it all and held God up high. To her He's her only hope indeed. For that, *salute* respect! ahaks~ I miss those times we hang out together with my dad and bro. Miss those times her two friends, Elaine and Syiok Sial (not real name) accompanied us on those lonely nights. *sigh* Good ol' times. You're the best Elina!

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see.. fits well doesn't it?

Heard of the Konn Manns? No? Well you better, because they're gonna get you and you wouldn't even know what hit ya.

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i think, therefore im single

Nearing the end of CNY, my ex-high school mates went on a trip together to Sagil Waterfall. It was quite a tedious event as we planned and try to keep the figures as small as possible but, like all other youths, we're experts at spending. ahaks~ So where IS Sagil? Heard of the *ahem* famous Gunung Ledang (Mount Ledang)? It's the mountain where the legendary warrior of Malacca, Hang Tuah and the Princess of Mount Ledang got down and dirty disappeared without a trace. Still blurr? Go buy a pirated DVD of Puteri Gunung Ledang larr and save yourself some trouble kay?

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my bro and i... it hard..

So the 9 of us (8 Konn Manns and bro) went on a road trip all the way there. I've always like travelling with them in the Turbo Van aka Blink 182 Van. I dunno, I guess there's just something about a bunch of guys sitting in a van talking nonsense all day long. Anyway, Sagil Waterfall is a really cool place indeed. It has many waterfalls, small ones at the bottom, rough ones at the top - we went to the top. It's easy for me to say "we went to the top", but the truth is it's one really long and tiring hike all the way to the highest point but we, the JackAssCrew will not be easy defeated.

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naruto wannabe

After a long and weary trudge up the very steep path, we eventually reach the end of the road. The reward? A very satisfying time to slipping and falling unto hard rocks and swimming in a pool of water that has plenty of fishes. In case you're wondering, yea, we did try to catch those fishes but end up looking like a bunch of idiots. ahaks~ Had a really great time there. These are just one of those memories that will be kept in the archive of the Konn Manns. Hehe~

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smooth clear waters mann..


Ladies and Gentlemen..
I present you.. the Konn Manns

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Good nite peeps~!! Practice! Practice! Practice for NOC4!!

Sunday, February 05, 2006

| Chinese New Year 2006?

Wow~ I haven't blogged for a new record of more than a week (and the last post kinda sucked too). Well I'm back - and blogging. You guys better be happy. ahaks~

ACHTUNG!
(it means ATTENTION larr~)
56K modem user warning (it's gonna take some time)


Well, it's been a really extraordinary Chinese New Year indeed and there's many reasons why I said that.
1) Didn't get drunk
2) Had to work to get an ang pow (no kidding)
3) Cuzzies don't look cute anymore
4) I don't look cute anymore *sad*
5) Played childhood games
6) [fill in here]
7) [fill in here]
8) [fill in here]
9) [fill in here]
10)[fill in here]

There, see. I managed to get it to 10. How cool is that?

On the first day of Chinese New Year, it is customary that the family must visit all father-side relatives and I believe most of my generation, our parents have lots and lots of siblings (average of 8). With that, it's easy to say that our grandfathers were really *ahem* 'strong'. Unfortunately, the same can't be said about our own parents as the results can be seen clearly (average of 2). ahaks~

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Chinese New Year 2006 family pic

That was bad. Anyway, what I'm trying to say is that I have lots of uncles and aunts. So naturally, most of my parents siblings would meet at the oldest sibling's house. Thus, we went to my oldest aunt's house. Collect ang pows. Chit chat here and there. Run away before old people start talking about relationships. Repeat for all houses visited. ahaks Here are some pictures of my dad's side.

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food... food... food...


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morons... morons... morons...


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used-to-be-cute cuzzies and my niece


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cuzzie Keith Tan and cuzzie Rachel Liu


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of course i cant get drunk if i keep drinking that


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dad and older uncle comparing spare tyres


I love the spirit of the holiday and I do love the food that comes with it. ahaks~ But you know, every year feels so routine that the meaning and the spirit of it seems to slowly fade away...

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Geowayne, Su Pheen and meeeee.. meeeee!! MEEEE!!!

And now for my mother's side. Second day of Chinese New Year is reserved for my mother's side as the Hakka tradition dictates. I may not speak much of the Hakka language but I do my best to honour the traditions. After all, without the traditions, what is there left of the Chinese people's pride?... Damn I'm good at those one-shot profound moments.

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cuzzie of year '86

Well, basically on the the second day of CNY, my family would drive down to a place call Asahan. It's somewhere near the Jasin town but I guess none of that matters. It's a kampung area after all.

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3 sisters (the oldest bro is a really huge buffalo)

I love my grandma. I enjoy going back to my roots and reflect on my soul. I like going to this place called Asahan and unlike many youths, I like going to my grandma's house. Hmmmm~ This calls for... *drum roll* FLASH BACK!

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we used to be cute - now we're old

Since I was small, cute little kid (i'm still cute) I would always come to this place call Asahan, visit my grandma and play with all my cuzzies. It's always fun coming here as there's no limit of our 'play-space'. You see, my grandma's house is connected to a primary school, literally. So we can go to the school any time we like and do as we please. Muahahahaha~ It's big enough for more than 15 kids to play hide and seek all day long. We can eat there, sleep there, and shi.. never mind. *sigh* I miss those days.

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scary-dog-staring-chick

But, it's a special CNY. Why? Because all we old farts decided to play tag in the canteen! Imagine 7 huge buffalos running around a small canteen, sometimes jumping up the table, crashing here and there - utter chaos.. but still fun indeed. ahaks~

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scary-dog-staring-chick chasing me *gasp!*


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fun times eh?


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the silhouettes of old times


More pictures and post to come. On the next episode : God-sister Elina Special Birthday and The Konn Manns Invade Sagil Waterfall. Just have to wait for bro to upload those darn pics.
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