Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Will the Bull Return in the Year of the Bull?

Things are likely to get worse in the first half of 2009.

Hopefully things would get better in the second half of 2009.

Hope springs eternal.

For all we know, this year of the bull might just be a year full of bull shit instead of bull run.

Monday, December 29, 2008

The Futility Of It All

Every morning, before I start work, I would wash my car if it’s not raining.

Often, a couple of my colleauges would say stuff like, “No need to wash lah. It’s going to rain already lah.”

I would retort them with, “So does it mean you don’t need to eat when it rains?”

This morning, immediately after I washed my car, it started pouring.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Rice On Matrix

This morning I wanted to wash my car but since the sky was dark and it looked like it was going to rain soon, I decided not to.

I saw my colleague spraying his car with water. He told me somebody at his block threw rice down on his car so he had to wash it.

I said, “That fellow must be thinking your car was hungry that’s why he threw rice on it for it to eat.”

Monday, December 22, 2008

O Justice Where Art Thou?

Stupid NTUC Income.

Asshole hit my butt and yet after their preliminary investigation, NTUC claimed the accident was my fault.

The f#@ker filtered left without checking his left blind spot first and yet NTUC still say it's my fault.

Bloody hell.

Looks like i have go to NTUC Income Insurance to bang table already.

Bloody f#@king shit. KNNBCCB!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

First For Car Care? Last For Efficiency

Went to Comfort Delgro to report the accident last Saturday. The lady there told me they would get back to me the latest by following Tuesday.

Yesterday (Tuesday), a guy by the name of Patrick from there called me and said, “Sorry wrong number” and hung up.

This morning I had to go to the workshop again to get things moving.

Patrick told me I had to wait until Monday before I can send my car in for damage assessment to be done by a surveyor.

It’s just crappy. Things are just moving at snail pace.

The only reason why I picked this workshop is because it is just opposite my office at Ubi.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Hit & Tell

Last Friday, I brought my son to watch Bolt 3-D at GV Tampines.

On the way there, something untoward happened.

As I was watching the road and filtering right, I felt my car being hit from behind on the right.

I stopped the car and saw this black Honda Civic in contact with the right rear of my car.

Apparently, this bugger didn’t check his left blind spot before filtering left.

He claimed it’s not his fault.

As the car did not belong to the driver, his brother called me last night to make some unreasonable demands.

Even though it was his brother who used the front left of his car to hit my right rear and he had the audacity and cheek to ask me to pay for the damage to his car. Bloody mother-f#@king asshole idiot. He thinks I’m a fool. F#@ker even claimed he did not call to quarrel.

It’s bloody f#@king ironic right? You call somebody to make an unreasonable demand and claim you do not want to quarrel?


I had already made report at IDAC.

Now can only wait and let the insurance company decide who’s at fault and liable for damages. This can take at least 3 to 6 months.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Why I Prefer Digital Clocks To Analog Ones

I prefer a digital clock to an analog one because the former is quiet and doesn’t make any sound.

When I have difficulties sleeping at night, the incessant "tick-tock" sounds produced by an analog clock keep me awake.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Sit Down Fall Alseep, Stand Up Stay Awake!

One of the reasons why we tend to doze off at work especially after lunch is because of the lack of blood circulation to our brains when we are seated down.

Wouldn't it be wonderful if we have a standing workstation to help us stay awake and prevent us from dozing off?

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

A Catchy Song With A Bizarre Story

“All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You” by Canadian rock band Heart is 1990 a catchy song that has a bizarre story.

In the track, singer Ann Wilson sings of a one-night stand with a man, only to reveal later in the song that her intent all along was to use the encounter as a way to become pregnant. The lyrics explain later, when she reunites with the one-time lover, that her child is the result of their tryst and she did it only because the man she really loves is not able to give her children.

If a couple is unable to have children, either because the man is impotent or the woman is infertile, they can always choose to adopt. But of course, adoption is meant for couples with the financial caliber to do so. For couples who can’t afford to adopt but want babies of their own, they may have no choice but to remain childless for the rest of the fleeting days on earth.

I think the story behind the song is bizarre because no man in his right mind would want his wife to get laid with another man, a stranger, just because he’s not able to impregnate her.

I think he would not mind only if he’s not aware of his own condition of impotence. He doesn’t have erectile dysfunction. It’s just that none of his sperms are able to swim all the way to the uterus to fuse with the woman’s ovum.

But what if the child grows up without any resemblance to him? Wouldn’t he be suspicious? What if he eventually finds out, thru DNA testing, that the child is not his? Wouldn’t he be hurt and devastated?

I guess there could be men who would actually agree, either implicitly or explicitly, to their wives having a one-night stand with a stranger to get pregnant because they themselves are not able to give their wives a baby. Because they love their wives more than they love themselves and their own pride. They want their wives to be happy. They want their wives to have a baby which they themselves are not able to give.

Strange and bizarre. Even Ann Wilson herself commented the band did not like the song because it stood for everything they wanted to get away from.

"All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You" was a success, spending two weeks at number two on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number eight in the UK Singles Chart, and reaching #1 in Canada and Australia. It was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Group Pop Vocal Performance, and is the only one of Heart's singles to have been certified Gold by the RIAA. On the Adult Contemporary chart, the song climbed to number six, becoming the third of Heart's four top-ten AC hits (after "These Dreams" and "Alone").

In the liner notes of Heart's album The Road Home, Ann Wilson commented on the band's dislike for the song, stating, "Actually we had sworn off it because it kind of stood for everything we wanted to get away from. It was a song by "Mutt" Lange, who we liked, and it was originally written for Don Henley, but there was a lot of pressure on us to do the song at the time."[1]

The single was Heart's last pop chart top ten hit. The band had one more top ten Adult Contemporary chart hit with the follow-up, "Stranded"; "Stranded" and 1994's "Will You Be There (In The Morning)" were also top 10 Album Rock hits.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Thought I Lost My Handphone

On Friday night, after i got home, i couldn't find my handphone.

I thought I must have left it in the car. As it was around 11pm+ and I was dead tired, I decided to look for the handphone in the car the following morning.

On Saturday morning, when I looked for my handphone in the car, I couldn’t find it.

So I thought I must have dropped it somewhere outside.

When I tried calling my own phone, I kept getting a “We Wish You A Merry Chritmas” tune instead of the usual ringing sound. I thought someone had picked up my phone and took out my SIM card.

I presumed my handphone was stolen. So I called SingTel to have my SIM card deactivated.

I was planning to get another phone at a Hello! SingTel shop after sending my wife to work.

Later when I was sending my wife to work, she spotted my handphone in the car. It was wedged between the driver’s seat and the handbrake. So I didn’t lose my handphone afterall. Of course I got the usual tirade from my wife for not being able to find my handphone even though it was right in the car.

Speaking of which, just one week ago, my wife couldn’t find a black tube of hers in the back seat. When in actual fact, it was right in the center of the rear seat! Talk about 鬼遮眼(ghost cover eye)!

I got my wife to call SingTel to activate my SIM card. They said they would take 3 hours. But in actual fact, it took only an hour.

Thank God I didn’t have to waste money on getting another handphone.