Month: May 2005

Roadtrippin’

May 30, 2005

Penang Snapshots

May 27-30, 2005

Actorlympics – Stars War: Revenge Of The Colonic Menaces

While a majority of the human population on this planet are
going gaga over the 3rd installment of Star Wars, a minority
bunch of “privileged” audience (i.e. losers like yours truly
who can’t get hold of tickets for Revenge Of The Sith) got to
see the Actorlympics at The Actors Studio, Bangsar. There
weren’t any light-saber duels to speak of but there were plenty
duel of the wits, coupled with some light-saber gags and
“Zakaria” jokes going on between Harith Iskandar, Rashid Salleh,
Gavin Yap, Nell Ng, Reza Zainal Abidin, Jit Murad and Ida
Nerina in today’s matinee performance that had some of us
rolling in the aisles.

Of course, there ARE those “ultra” privileged people who got
to see both Star Wars: Revenge Of The Sith and Stars War:
Revenge Of The Colonic Menaces like the company I was with this
afternoon. Jealous of them I am indeed. Green with envy (and
speak) like Yoda I have become too, yes.

See also: Actorlympics: Year Of The Rooster,
Actorlympics: Acropolis Now,
Actorlympics 2003 and
Actorlympics 2002.

Update (May 24 @ 1700 hours): Actorlympics
might make its way
to our television screens.

200520052005

20/05/2005 @ 20:05. Of course, it only applies in places where
the DD/MM/YYYY convention is used. That’s as significant as it
can get for a geek like yours truly on a slow day like today.
Otherwise, there’s just nothing to see here. Now move along,
folks.

Update (May 21 @ 23:20): So I wasn’t the
only one who thought the date was significant. While
80 couples said “I do” on 20052005
and it’s already way past 200520052005 now, I still remain ready
to commit into a long term relationship with a member of the
opposite sex.

Grocery Therapy

Besides laughing in the face of issues
that I (insert awkward pause) face, I sometimes employ a form of
shopping therapy to deal with it. Grocery shopping that is.
While some other wussies cry from the soul,
for me, nothing beats stepping into the grocery store, going
through the aisles and knocking yourself out filling the cart
with foodstuff that can make the
Nourishment Storage Server
worthy to be put in those promotional brochures or refridgerator
ads. Of course, being one who can only consume so much within
the period before they expire, I end up having that Nourishment
Storage Server still looking like in those brochures or ads,
even months after. In my attempt to suppress guilt over the
possible wastage by consuming as much as I can, I end up having
to deal with very watery bowel movements after that (we’ll leave
the bit on Toilet Therapy in some other posting).

And you wonder why people with issues sometimes call in sick
claiming they have stomach aches.

Paid My Dues

I have been fasting twice a week for the past seven weeks to
replace the fourteen days of Ramadhan I missed due to
pneumococcal pneumonia.
Alhamdulillah, praise be to God, I have managed to complete it
without getting anything else in the way this time around.

And with that, I should be even readier to commit into a long
term relationship with a member of the opposite sex now than the
last time I mentioned it.

I Got Issues But… Hahaha!

Everybody has issues. Life wouldn’t be called what it is without
them. It all boils down to how we handle them as they come. In
the case of yours truly, I get my own share of it from time to
time. More often than not thankfully, I have been able to
take jibes and even
laugh at it at my own
expense. There are times, however, that the stuff I face is just
so daunting that I can’t
snap out of it. In this case, I try to look at people who are
worse off than I am and then laugh at
their predicaments
(though not necessarily in their faces — unless I’m really in a
really chronic situation). Suddenly, my own world of issues is a
much easier burden to handle.

Why Geeks and Nerds Are Worth It

In the wide world of dating, there are many options. Do you go
for the flashy guy with the smooth smile, or the dude in the
corner typing away on his laptop? 15 reasons why girls should
go for the latter:

  1. While geeks and nerds may be awkward, they’re well-meaning 9 out of 10 times.
  2. They’re useful.
  3. They’re more romantic than they’re given credit for.
  4. Due to their neglected status, there are plenty to choose from.
  5. They’ve got brains.
  6. Most are quite good at remembering dates.
  7. Sex.
  8. They’re relatively low-maintenance.
  9. Most frequent bars as often as slugs frequent salt mines.
  10. Although he may not want to go to every outing with you, you can arrange swaps, as in, you’ll go to his Gamer Con dressed as an elf princess if he’ll take you to the ballet.
  11. His friends aren’t jerks.
  12. They’re rarely if ever possessive. They trust you, so you can be yourself around them.
  13. They’re usually very well educated. Physics majors and the like.
  14. You’ll almost never have to hear, “Yaw dawg whazzap!!” plop out of their mouths. Unless it’s in jest.
  15. And the final reason why geeks and nerds make great boyfriends: They actually give a damn about you.

Elaborated further at Why Geeks and Nerds Are Worth It
found on Craiglist.

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