Month: July 2003 (Page 1 of 2)

Dumb And Dumbass

Nemo the Akademi Fantasia
cat, fooled by his own reflection and our cat Epee, fooled by the
Aquarium Screensaver
running on my laptop.

Some Things Get Lost

You said you’d realized in life
That chances pass you by
And what you thought was yours
Slowly fades before your eyes
And part of growing up
Is that you can’t go back in time
You have to live with your regrets
The things you leave behind

Folksy Females

I’m kinda hooked on folksy female artists and their songs these days like
Sam Shaber
(All Of This),
Alice Peacock
featuring John Mayer), Rachel Lloyd, Bic Runga,
Amiel, Abra Moore.
Mention any more and it’s gonna sound like a Lilith Fair line-up!
The summery breezy feel of their songs is a nice change from the usual
ballistic bass-bin bombardment of N.E.R.D.,
The Chemical Brothers,
Future Sound Of London,
The Prodigy,
The Crystal Method,
Josh Wink, etc.
that I have blasting out of the car stereo. I did try to look for their CDs
at some CD shops around town but as usual, they only stock
*cough*ghey*cough* bands like Natural
or Blue or
something like that at the moment. Not much of their stuff on the P2P
networks so far though. Sigh. Anyway, they’re being featured over on


Noticed this at the mamak shop I usually have lunch at.

Don’t let life discourage you; everyone who got where he
is had to begin where he was.

Richard L. Evans

Lord Of The Joget Ringtone

Ayah got himself a Nokia 6610
phone on his birthday. Now,
don’t go asking me why he chose such a high end phone for himself
‘cos it’s really beyond me (he doesn’t subscribe to GPRS or WAP
service, he almost never sends any SMS-es and he still couldn’t key in
items into the address book by himself till today). It’s a nifty phone
nonetheless. Anyway, he’s been pestering me for a nice ringtone for
the phone since the day he got it. I’m not a ringtone junkie by any
stretch (I keep my own mobile on vibrate mode all the time) and I
can’t find anything out there that offers decent polyphonic ringtones so
I consider it a big deal being able to come up with this
joget polyphonic ringtone. Ruff Ryders’
Anthem or Doraemon just sounded weird on him. I try to be the good
son sometimes. :P

Malaysia Tak “Boleh-wood”

While I’m not surprised that City Hall will not issue any more performing licenses
to Instant Cafe Theatre (ICT) over the latter’s refusal to remove the
so-called “offensive” bits in their “Boleh-wood” show, I’m somewhat
disappointed that City Hall has chosen to take on this path instead. If
some politicians are mature enough
to take on some jokes at their own expense, then what’s biting this so
called “True Malay Critic”?
A lot of other people seem to be able to enjoy and accept the content
of the show just fine. I mean, face it — if you’re not gonna hear some
of the jokes or parody on stage, you’re gonna hear it over few glasses
of teh-tarik or whatever beverage that you fancy at your favorite
watering hole anyways. I’ve seen Malaysian Comedy Pest 2002,
Why You So Fat,
Actorlympics 2002 and
Actorlympics 2003. Almost all
of the shows poke fun at anything Malaysian (with a generous serving of
Singaporean stuff too while they’re at it) because it’s true in real life
anyways! This whole thing just confirms that some Malayisans just can’t
take a joke and laugh at themselves really. Perhaps “True Malay Critic”
should then be critical to the things in real life that led them to come up
with those jokes and parody in the first place. Anyhow, we should all be
happy now ‘cos we can only watch Senario’s
brand of comedy be performed in public after all this.

Of Shoes And Partners

My friend Shareena has this to say on her 28th birthday today:

I remember saying to my hubby before that finding the
right partner is like looking for a pair of shoes. Mesti ada yang salah,
ada cutting tak betullah, colour tak kenalah, sometimes the perfect cut,
the most beautiful design but from kulit babi. Jumpa the perfect pair
bila dah beli pakai melecet. Macam orang jugak, kadang-kadang you
jumpa semua tak kena tapi after a while mana tahu comfortable. Ada
yang perfect pair tapi kalau beli pakai melecet buat apa. Kalau nasib
baik yang tahan melecet tu bila dah lama comfy pulak sebab dah
lembut kan. So you must continue searching for the perfect pair!

Heh! I just gotta stop losing my shoes at the mosque whenever I go for
my Friday prayers…

Go Sista, It’s Your Birthday

My Dad was either sneaky or smart (or sneaky smart) back in 1977. I
think he wanted another kid as a present on his next birthday the
following year and so he kinda worked it out with Mom. About 9 months
later, just 5 days after he celebrated his 39th birthday, Adik was born.

Happy Birthday, Adik!

Introducing CybersoniqueFM

Got most of the kinks worked out already. Feel free to try out the all
new CybersoniqueFM! Now
with real-time “what’s playing” song info! ;)

Update (16:45 hours): Okay! So it *oughtta* be
friendly now! You’ll need to have the J2RE installed however (I tested with
and Windows Media Player
itself, of course. Thanks to Spoonfork
for that kick in the ‘nads. :P

Update (July 11): The Mozilla one is flaky at best as it turns
out. It works well on my home PC but on my laptop it just chokes and
barfs. I’m too tired and a bit under the weather to figure it out now. Oh
well. There’s always the original link
that you can use if you wanna listen. The real-time novelty thingy will
wear off soon anyways. We now return you to the normal transmission…

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