水曜日, 11月 30, 2005

Revenge of the Gastro-sith: Day two




this was by day two. mau lawan?

moh makan! reviews will be back shortly.

月曜日, 11月 28, 2005

Reminiscing

bought kundera's the unbearable lightness of being on friday afternoon prior to the celebratory drinks sesh at the watering hole across the hospital, after reading the thumbs ups given by both mangolisa and idlan. it was selling for a mere three quid at fopps. i remembered many years ago that it was made into a movie. with bonking in it. obviously literature was not in our (late) teen minds at that time.

reading the first two short chapters whilst on the transpennine express to the airport made me feel so illiterate. until the narration about tomas and tereza got going. after a hearty, yet not really sedap (not forgetting overpriced), airport fish and chips, i bought another book. an 'easier' tome and this was the first time i bought a penguin classic. no, not anna karenina. i think i have mentioned somewhere before that the tolstoy read made me feel like following anna's steps onto the railtracks.

i bought the complete fables by aesop. unlike the (very much) abridged two-volume ladybird books i read as a kid at kindergarten, the book is an almost complete collection of his works. i didn't know he was greek (he was a slave from thrace). his life had been described and his works compiled by the likes of aristotle and his students. a book about animal stories, with a smattering of greek mythology, each tale being one paragraph long. that's the read for me, all right.

for the first time in my 17 years of travelling to kuala lumpur, i was given a window seat. window seat = not good. i prefer aisle seats for easier access to the bog, if needs be. i remembered my first trip on an SQ flight to paya lebar (changi was still known for its prison then). i loved sitting by the window. seeing taman tun from the sky was real thrill. the awe i had returned briefly on seeing the lights of greater manchester. i swear the view looked like coruscant. way better than what george lucas and his guys at ILM conjured.

it wasn't until 20 minutes later, reality set in again. i was hoping that i didn't have to wake up the sleeping couple next to me so as i can go to the restroom.

and the food sucked. again. what was i really expecting?

日曜日, 11月 27, 2005

The English weather

... is getting a lil' too cold for my liking.




see you in a few hours.

金曜日, 11月 25, 2005

Yokatta!



but kuchiki byakuya ain't dead yet. a rematch next may is in the cards.

火曜日, 11月 22, 2005

7ujuh

this is way overdue. i can't even remember who tagged me. idlan? rizal? lisa? anyway. here it is. by the way, as this has been floating around in the blogosphere for some time, i ain't tagging anyone. feel free to do it if you like.

7 things to do before I die



cliched as this sounds, be a well-rounded muslim
make a difference - somewhere, somehow (vague, i know)
go to new york and tokyo
have a rehearsal room at home with all my gear in it (no, you dirty person you, not bondage gear)
visit a koala sanctuary
be better at all the things i love doing (jack and master of all trades?)
last but not least, live happily with a missus (see criteria set out below) and two kids

7 things I cannot do
sing well
anything that is associated with heights, bar flying in a passenger aircraft
eat taugeh or raisins (in fact, anything from my weird i-can't-eat list)
watch a horror film
do clinical medicine again
sport a zapata moustache
play any sports that involves hand-eye-foot coordination

7 things that attract me to the opposite sex (not in any particular order)



a kind heart
beautiful eyes
loves/plays music
can hold an intelligent conversation without being too opinionated
has common sense
exquisite culinary skills
and a great ass (not of the donkey variety)

7 things I say most often
big time
wait a minute!
oh maannn!
hampeh
bastard
damn
any malay swear word

7 celebrity crushes



wan zaleha radzi*
sheila majid*
pre-like a prayer (ie. 80's) era madonna*
keira knightley / natalie portman (put together because i think they were created from the same mould)
lara croft (and i don't mean angelina jolie)
yasmin hani richardson (please don't ask)
cat deeley (who can resist the babe from brum with that girl next-door charm?)
... and by the way, please don't take this list that seriously.

[*- just goes to show how old i am]

金曜日, 11月 18, 2005

Battle wearied



and wasted. all i need now is orihime inoue-chan to give me a back rub.

木曜日, 11月 03, 2005

Selamat Hari Raya