Sunday, December 13, 2009

Early Christmas Greetings

O hai~ Christmas is coming very soon and I might miss celebrating it for the first because I'm going to be out-stationed somewhere deep in the jungle doing my friggin' work in a few more days.....(。-_-。)

GARGH~ I hope I can finish my work as fast as possible and come back before Christmas!!! ヽ(TдT)ノ


Both of my work desks at the office. As you can see there are tons of things to do. Where is the Christmas spirit?!


Gonna miss my pals but damn it if they were going to celebrate Christmas without my presence. This picture shows you all kinds of emotions that you can get when playing Left 4 Dead 2.


Some new cute stuffs from Nici for Christmas gifts. MimiMamiMimamo.


The mini Xmas tree in the office just in front of my desk.


The big Xmas tree in the hotel lobby.


Dear Santa, my only wish is for me to get back before 25th December. Please make it happen. I am a good boy this year.

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Just in case...

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Merry Christmas (*゜∀゜)ノ~~~★


Monday, December 7, 2009

LoveJoke

You went too far, too deep, now it's too hard to climb back up.


Saturday, December 5, 2009

Peter, Bjorn & John - Young Folks

I like this song, the lyrics and the pop-art styled MV!



if i told you things i did before
told you how i used to be
would you go along with someone like me
if you knew my story word for word
had all of my history
would you go along with someone like me

i did before and had my share
it didn't lead nowhere
i would go along with someone like you
it doesn't matter what you did
who you were hanging with
we could stick around and see this night through

and we don't care about the young folks
talkin' 'bout the young style
and we don't care about the old folks
talkin' 'bout the old style too
and we don't care about their own faults
talkin' 'bout our own style
all we care 'bout is talking
talking only me and you

usually when things has gone this far
people tend to disappear
no one will surprise me unless you do

i can tell there's something goin' on
hours seems to disappear
everyone is leaving i'm still with you

it doesn't matter what we do
where we are going too
we can stick around and see this night through

and we don't care about the young folks
talkin' 'bout the young style
and we don't care about the old folks
talkin' 'bout the old style too
and we don't care about their own faults
talkin' 'bout our own style
all we care 'bout is talking
talking only me and you

and we don't care about the young folks
talkin' 'bout the young style
and we don't care about the old folks
talkin' 'bout the old style too
and we don't care about their own faults
talkin' 'bout our own style
all we care 'bout is talking
talking only me and you
talking only me and you

talking only me and you
talking only me and you


Sunday, November 29, 2009

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

How deep can you get sucked into a video game?

Okay, regarding the previous post about the game Love Plus, here's a breaking news...MAN MARRIES A VIDEOGAME CHARACTER FROM LOVE PLUS!!!

Source from Yahoo!:

I now pronounce you husband and what?!

In another sign that the world is about to collapse, multiple blogs are reporting that a fan of the Nintendo DS dating sim Love Plus (you know, the really creepy one) liked his virtual lady so much that he decided to marry her. For real.

Apparently, a Japanese gamer known as 'Sal9000' was officially wed to Nene Anegasaki, one of the game's three virtual girlfriends, in what must have been the weirdest ceremony in the history of ceremonies. We can only assume that Ms. Pac-Man was the maid of honor.

While the two aren't planning a honeymoon -- after all, one of them is a VIDEO GAME -- they did hold a small 'reception' in Japan for friends, family and the media, indicating that this is most likely little more than the looniest video game publicity stunt we've seen in some time. Check out this video recap by Boing Boing, complete with footage of the happy, er, couple:



I just hope they signed a pre-nup...

This is known as the first ever marriage between man and videogame character.


That's wack!


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Holy ****! I have decided. I'm getting a DS.

So are you one of the average chumps out there who couldn't get a real girlfriend like me? Are you getting bored out of your miserable couple life with your current wife or gf? Are you in need of practice before getting into a real relationship? Are you an otaku who prefers female anime characters over the real ones? Or are you an ordinary guy who's just thinking which handheld console out there to buy?

If that's the case, then this power article right here might just answers all your dilemmas and indecisiveness.

I love Yahoo! I tell ya. You can always discover amazing stuff around the world from the comfort of your home and it just a matter of knowing about it or actually feeling it because you yourself gotta be at that spot.

Yo anyway, I read this article about a virtual dating game from Japan by Konami and I thought that this might be one of the most addictive games ever created provided that you are fluent in Japanese if not I bet that you would try hard to death to master Japanese just to play this game! Believe in me. No kidding.

Introducing Love Plus.
Currently only out in Japan, Love Plus is a dating simulation that lets you court several different virtual girls. If you play your cards right, one of them will start to fall for you.

As you grow closer, you'll need to take your new fake girlfriend out on dates -- in real time, no less -- and start planning your future together. Eventually she might ask for a kiss, which requires touching her on the lips. Or perhaps she'll ask you to whisper sweet nothings in her ear, which requires babbling pleasantries into the DS microphone (and a serious lack of shame).

Amazing isn't it? But there are some problems. Love Plus has caused quite a stir in Japan, as some wives have complained that their husbands are effectively 'cheating' on them by spending too much time with their virtual significant others.

Here a funny story and interview about a couple in Japan and the husband got a virtual girlfriend from Love Plus. Source from BoingBoing.

Meet Koh and Yurie. They're a happily married young Japanese couple who moved from Tokyo to San Francisco a year ago due to a job transfer. In early September, while on a business trip back home, Koh bought a new game cartridge for his Nintendo DS. It was mostly out of curiosity — the Japanese Twitterati were all abuzz over a new dating sim called Love Plus, and he just wanted to see what the hype was about. "I've tried the other dating sims before just for kicks, but I never got hooked," he says. "I didn't expect this to be any different." He was wrong.

During that one week in Tokyo, Koh found himself fully committed to his virtual relationship with Rinko, a pouty, hard-ass high school girl who hung out at the library. The relationship was formal at first, consisting of awkward whispered conversations in which she sent mixed signals and called him by his last name. As things got more heated, though, she started calling him Kohichi (calling someone by the first name still carries a degree of intimacy in Japan) and became more demanding of his attention. "I felt like I might get sucked into this world," Koh, who is an engineer at a major game manufacturer by day, tells me. "It's not like any dating sim with young girls in it becomes a hit, but this one is really well-made."

An article posted on a Japanese tech site in September told the story of several women who had complained on an online bulletin about how their family lives were disrupted by husbands addicted to Konami's hit game. Last weekend, I invited Koh and Yurie over to my house to talk about Koh's virtual relationship with Rinko, and how — if at all — it had impacted their real world husband-and-wife dynamic.

Koh, what do you and Rinko do together?

Koh: OK, this is pretty embarrassing. The DS has a mic and a touchscreen, so... one time, she asked me to say "I love you" a hundred times into the mic. I was on the airplane when she asked me that, so I was like, no way. There was also this part where you have to hold her hand on the touchscreen. If you touch her hand with the stylus, you get to hold her hand. And then there's the part where you have to kiss her.

Did you do it?

Koh: No, no! The girl's face shows up on the screen, and you have to touch her lips to give her a kiss. That's pretty weird.... this is embarrassing. I'm sweating right now just talking about it.

Yurie: Ew. Do people really do that?

Koh: I guess some people do.

What do you think, Yurie?

Yurie: Until now, I wasn't aware of the specifics of the game. Hearing it now, I'm like, barf. That's just gross.

Koh: I know. It's pretty gross. I really wouldn't want my wife to see me playing this, me desperately trying to hold hands with a touchscreen.

Yurie: It sounds like you can really experience the realness of dating.

Koh: Yeah.. the girl also talks a lot. You hear her voice at every part of the game. A lot of dating sims are mostly text, but this one has a real humanistic side to it. I think this comes down to the fact that men are simple. This is obviously a computer program, but this makes us really feel like there's a girl inside the DS. It feels dangerous, like I might get sucked into this world. Some guys on the Internet are saying that their Love Plus relationships feel more real. They feel like they're with their girlfriend every day. I kinda get it.

But Koh, you have a real woman in your life.

Koh: That's why I was able to come back. Thank god! I was only stuck in that world for about a week. Also, I got hooked when I was in Japan on a business trip, so when I came back to San Francisco, I didn't play it that much. Maybe just for a day. In the bathtub.

Yurie: I didn't really see him playing it.

Koh: It's pretty damn embarrassing. I think if I wasn't able to come back from that world, I would have run out of things to talk about with my real wife. I can understand why some couples would get in a fight over that.

Yurie, does this bother you at all?

Yurie: Not at all. If he's just enjoying it as a game, that's fine with me. I don't care that he has a girlfriend inside of the game at all. I'm just like, oh okay. So that's what you're into right now. If we were to get into a fight over this, it would be less about the content of the game and more about how much time he spends playing it. It doesn't matter what he's doing, but if he spends too much time on the computer, then that's not good.

Koh: Yeah, if I was playing too many games and that was compromising the time I spent in my real life, that would be a problem. It's the same with Second Life or World of Warcraft. If I got too into something and couldn't come back, that would be a problem. At the same time, though, the danger I felt when I almost got sucked into Love Plus was very human. If I was single and had gotten too into this... I don't know, I recognized that there was a me in there that could have a real attachment to this artificial character on the other side of the DS screen. It made me think that humans could probably pretty easily develop feelings for AI robots. It's the same with animals, right? Animals don't speak words but you can really love them. But I do think it has something to do with the simplicity of men. I'd be really curious to see how women would react to a boy version of Love Plus.

Yurie: If there was a boy version, I think most women would be able to clearly distinguish between real life and in-game life. I have celebrities I like, too, but then I also have a husband. And they're totally separate.

So what is your Love Plus girlfriend doing now?

Koh: I'm too scared to find out. I'm probably going to get in big trouble if I open it after leaving her alone for several weeks. Maybe she's dead now. That would be scary.

Yurie: Does that happen?

Koh: I don't think so . But remember Tamagochi? They used to die if you didn't feed them.

Yurie: Oh yeah. That would be kind of bittersweet.

Update: Koh is informing me that, since our interview a week ago, Yurie has now become addicted to a mini game in Ryu ga Gotoku 3 that entails training a cabaret girl to become the #1 earner at the club. "I've never seen her enjoy a game like that before," he says. "The graphics are realistic, and she gets to choose the girl's makeup, etc. Now I'm thinking that maybe women get more hooked on games that involve nurturing or becoming someone."

What do you think? Single and lonely guys and those who have lost their trust in REAL girls should cheer for Konami LOL. Man, they should produce an english version of this game. Sigh I'm so sad and I'm getting a DS muahaha. Shit Crap...



*SNAP from fantasizing* Actually in reality, if you really really think rationally about it. It does seem kind of creepy playing this game. No it makes you seem creepy to others by playing this game do.Ob

Monday, November 9, 2009

Fun with Microsoft Paint

This is what I did one time when I was too damn bored and free. Microsoft Paint was the only fun that I could get.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

She only got her first kiss at age 42....because she was fat.


“Food was my friend, my blanket, my comfort, my lover – my drug,” said Kimberly Anne Evans. “I replaced my need for love with [meals] ... I walked around in a food coma for 39 years.”

The 42-year-old member of the Joy Fit Club, who once weighed 347 pounds, relied on fatty foods to satisfy all her emotional needs. From early childhood, Kimberly viewed food as something she could always count on to comfort her in times of distress. “In school, I was called many names, had things thrown at me, and had kids whisper and laugh behind my back,” she recalled.

Kimberly spent the next three decades gaining an abnormal amount of weight, subsisting on a diet of large portions: two McDonald’s breakfast burritos with hash browns in the morning; two cheeseburgers with fries and shakes for lunch; and a pizza with four scoops of ice cream for dinner. Overall, it came to roughly 9,000 calories and 150 to 200 grams of fat per day. “Little did I realize it was slowly killing me,” she said.

Kimberly felt like a prisoner of her size. Her life was entirely controlled by its limitations: She couldn’t walk long distances, fit into airplane or restaurant seats, or even apply for a job without feeling like her weight stood in the way. “I worked extremely hard to prove that, despite my outward appearance, I was highly competent, hard-working,” she recalled. “‘Normal’-size people have no idea what they take for granted.”

Kimberly thought she would outgrow her obesity, but as she approached 40, she began to believe she might always be fat and that her goals, including having a relationship, would remain forever unfulfilled. She was 39 years old and had still never been kissed. “I stopped thinking about my soul mate, and when I would see [romantic movies], my heart would ache. I would cry, reminded of how truly lonely I really was.”

Although Kimberly was unhappy with her lifestyle, it took years until she finally felt motivated to make a change. It all came down to one moment with a DVD – and Gerard Butler.

She had just turned 39 when a friend loaned her a copy of the movie musical “Phantom of the Opera,” whose title character, like her, was an outcast yearning for love. It had a huge impact. “Gerard Butler’s portrayal of the Phantom changed my life,” Kimberly said. “His talent woke me up from my food coma. From that moment on, my soul was alive.”

Kimberly completed changed her eating habits, switching from pizza to Subway sandwiches for lunch, ditching fast food meals for baked chicken or tilapia, and recruiting family and friends to locate nonfat ice cream that tasted “just like the real thing.” She began tracking all her calories and looking for nutritional information on restaurant menus and supermarket food labels. “The problem is, so many dishes appear healthy by their title, description, or look – but they aren’t,” she explained.

That doesn’t mean Kimberly doesn’t allow herself a well-earned reward now or then. “When I do indulge on the holidays, I appreciate the taste of the food so much more – it is such a treat.”

As for exercise, Kimberly took baby steps, starting with walking every day. She then graduated to a stationary bike, slowly increasing the intensity and time over several weeks. After a while, she added in weight-lifting and general floor exercises, and committed to working out seven days a week.

The transition wasn’t easy; it was often hard to find the energy to exercise in the morning. But Kimberly soon learned that “once you start, you feel the energy come to you.”

In just under 21 months Kimberly was able to shed 211 pounds, and she now weighs in at 136 pounds. She finally feels confident about her appearance, and has found a new zest for life. “I literally run up and down the stairs now. I am never out of breath and look for opportunities to hit the stairs more for exercise � it is unbelievable!”

Physically, she’s now able to enjoy simple everyday activities that once thwarted her, like crossing her legs or sitting in an airplane seat comfortably. In fact, Kimberly just recently met a man, who finally gave her what she fantasized about for three decades: a kiss. “He told me he wished he’d known because he would’ve made it even more special,” Kimberly said. “He’s very sweet and we’ve been getting along very well.” As for her future, Kimberly looks forward to many more exciting “firsts”:

“I want to live for the first time and experience everything – I want to travel, have fun and [go on an] adventure. I lost so many years to my ‘fat suit’... I have a lot left to do.”


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Source from msnbc.com TODAY

Damn she's so inspiring. I wanna lose my fat suit too.

347 pounds is 157kg fulala.

Btw, Gerard Butler's performance in The Phantom of Opera is epic!


Monday, October 12, 2009

Andy Warhol


Andy Warhol is one of my favorite artists. Pop art is my favorite style of art and he is the main influence in it. He was an American painter, printmaker, and filmmaker who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. Pop art was an experimental form that several artists were independently adopting; some of these pioneers, such as Roy Lichtenstein, would later become synonymous with the movement. Warhol, who would become famous as the "Pope of Pop", turned to this new style, where popular subjects could be part of the artist's palette. His early paintings show images taken from cartoons and advertisements, hand-painted with paint drips. Those drips emulated the style of successful abstract expressionists (such as Robert Rauschenberg). Eventually, Warhol pared his image vocabulary down to the icon itself – to brand names, celebrities, dollar signs – and removed all traces of the artist's "hand" in the production of his paintings.

Warhol-up Franch


Original artworks by Andy Warhol:


Sunday, October 11, 2009

A Week (almost) in My Working Life

I've been doing my new job for about a week now. I kinda like the environment. Like I said, I finally got my own space, my own chair, my own desk, a calender and plenty of parking spaces. I can even off on weekends now! The people there are helpful and professional. Best of all I don't have to work like a lowly-paid slave anymore to do crappy works like carrying heavy things back and forth which contributed to the recurrence of my back pain and wrist injury. Not to say the current job is perfect, but at least it's a lot better than the previous one.

6/10/2009:
a) Spent my tea break observing the Koi fishes at the pond. I gave names for each of the fishes. There's Big White, Side Surf, Giganthor, Chrystal, Litchi, Jumble, Raven, Corona, Jack, Flat Floor, Orange Peel...

b) Each fish has its own traits just like homo sapiens. I wonder what are they thinking?

c) Ah Oh, I've got an idea. Why don't somebody go and invent a keychain or something that would let out a sound of baby cry when ya drop it or separated within a distance of 2 meters. Like that, my wallet or handphone wouldn't get lost again.

d) It's becoming 'tee-di-us'.

e) I am carrying out introspection on meeself.


7/10/2009:
a) Numbers, numbers, I have never seen so many numbers in any one day of my life! But I am happy that I have finally been given something to do.

b) You should check out the Korean Restaurant at Park Everly Hotel. Nice food but not cheap but worth it. I had the Bim-bi-Bap for lunch. Yes, outrageously weird, for LUNCH. Btw, the chef is a local who acquired his cooking skills from Korea. Who wanna go wit me next time?

c) Mmmm...'air longkang' from India goodness. Drink that and get rid of your 'heatiness'. ZaikaChalaChaka!


8/10/2009:
a) I saw a dude who looks a lot like Jon Gosselin from the American reality TV show Jon & Kate Plus 8. He is Asian Malaysian.

b) Black coffee (Kopi Kosong) is probably the next best thing at work after the hand drying machine. I have never experience the kind of amazing effect that the coffee could give me. Keeps me awake for a long time if not...


9/10/2009:
a) Sometimes the only fun thing to do in the office is to read the dictionary and look for funny words like 'libidinous'.

b) Today my eyelids are especially heavy. Difficulties in keeping the eyes from being shut.

c) Oxford's entry of the day: St Swithin's Day - 15th July; according to tradition, if it rains on this day, it will rain for the next 40 days. Noted.

d) Kopi Kosong, I NEED you desperately!

e) Yes, finally I am able to solve the Rubik's cube...after 4 days of trying.


That's all =P


**Update: Just came back from AhBu's Massage Therapy for my ailing back and wrist. The pain was hellish. At one point I screamed 'F***' and the whole world heard me. The experience was like being canned, penetrated by thousands of needles and having your flesh stripped off from your bones. This went on for like an hour! But it's all good, I feel good now. Finally I don't really feel like an old man anymore hehe.

This morning I had difficulty waking up because of my back pain. Damn pain. It's an old injury. I exaggerated it from last night after-midnight basketball activity. It's an injury everybody is scared of. If I did not get it treated, I may have to carry it to my grave! do.Ob

Anybody who has any joint pains, sprained limbs or what, you should look for this guy. This guy is amazing. He'll make you feel the pain of hell at first but alas your injuries would be cured almost instantly. Definitely ichiban! But he talks cock a lot, funny dude lol.

Regular customers may get 50% discount like me. That did not sound right right? That means I get injured quite frequently huh. Good for his business but not good for me health sad face. I should really take care of myself now.

Check out the bruises on my left arm. This is what I got after the massage. This is from my wrist injury. You haven't seen my back yet.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Performed Non-surgical Facelift Exchange

I got these made a long long time ago while experimenting with the face-lift exchange technique. So I thought of posting it up to share with you all. I had fun with it. It's humorous and you know what, I look pretty decent as a girl lololol. WTF.

The images below might be disturbing or arousing to viewers depending on their preferences. You may never look at me the same way again. TFK not allowed.




Car road show babes Face challenge. Who you with??
This is an old one. Just to refresh your memory.




Philippine babes promoters Face challenge. I think the girl's face on the right side looks very plastic. Either she had too many face gloss (got such thing?) on or excessive surgery.




Korean Hot Kim Chi Models Face-off. Say what? Say what?
Let me hear you say Ooo~! Ooop~!



I got another better version ones coming soon! =D


Monday, October 5, 2009

Painful Past


Feel the beat.
Drink to forget.
Even if it is just temporary.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

You gotta check out these two

It's been a long time since I heard any nice Malay/Indon songs until I happened to heard these two singers, Agnes Monica and Yuna aka Yunalis Zarai. I only listened to a couple of their songs which are nice and meaningful, Cinta Di Ujung Jalan and Dan Sebenarnya.

Agnes Monica is an Indonesian Pop singer, dancer, actress, songwriter and producer. She is very successful as it brought her not only fame in her country but other countries as well such as Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Philippines, Netherlands, Taiwan, Korea and China (SWEET!).


Yuna on the other hand is a Malaysian Indie rock singer. She brought in something fresh and new into the music scene of Malaysia. She became a hit after her song Dan Sebenarnya was uploaded in the internet and won her many fans. She is also the only known indie rock singer that wears the hijab aka the tudung (COOL!).



Agnes Monica - Cinta Di Ujung Jalan




Yuna - Dan Sebenarnya



Oh bulan, enggan melayan diriku lagi
pabila,
air mata membasahi pipi
dan lagu2 di radio seolah2 memerli aku
pabila,
kau bersama yg lain

adakah perasaaan benci ini sebenarnya cinta
yang masih bersemadi untukmu
dan sebenarnya ku mengharapkan
di sebalik senyuman mu itu
kau juga merindui aku

ku enggan
berpura pura ku bahagia
ku enggan
melihat kau bersama si dia
oh ku akui cemburu
mula menular dalam diri
pabila
kau bersama yang lain

adakah perasaaan benci ini sebenarnya cinta
yang masih bersemadi untukmu
dan sebenarya ku mengharapkan
di sebalik senyuman mu itu
kau juga merindui aku

pabila kau merenung matanya
ku rebah,
jatuh ke bumi..........
di saat kau benar-benar mahu pergi
seperti ku bernafas dalam air
adakah perasaaan benci ini sebenarnya cinta
yang masih bersemadi untukmu
dan sebenarnya ku mengharapkan
di sebalik senyuman mu itu kau juga merindui aku
oh
dan sebenarnya...
aku rindu......
dan sebenarnya....
dan sebenarnya....
aku tak mampu........