Sunday, 28 November 2004

Missing? No, just occupied.

Greetings after a long period, almost 16 days to be exact since my last post. Well as the title suggests, I have been occupied with mainly work, some DoTA and of course, thanks to my good friend Yee Seng, "Settlers of Catan". Its pretty much a very very very addictive board game dealing with resources and trading. The game board changes every game and according to Yee Seng, there are like over a billion combinations the board can have so the game never gets boring. This I am totally serious about. Risk? Nah you get the same board all the time, the missions are the countable and after a while you may get bored. But with this? Never have I ever gotten bored playing this game. Seriously. Here is a sneak preview of how the board game looks like.

Looks complicated? Well it does at the beginning but it only takes one game to learn it all about rules and loads more to learn about tactics and strategy. Ok besides that, on a more less high profile note for me, Half Life 2 is out already and I can't wait to actually play the game. I have a coupon lying around somewhere thanks to my recently purchased ATI 3d card but I am considering selling it online to people who actually can use it to its fullest potential compared to me. Time has always been a factor for me and I just have been busy with work due to current deadlines.

Other than that, managed to catch the latest showing of Alexander on Saturday with my colleagues. The show was pretty interesting, something resembling Troy at the beginning but this time the show follows the history pretty accurately but what I didn't fully like was the non-continuing storyline as in everything was not followed through. You will get what I mean when you catch the show. Anyhow, the main difference between Alexander and Troy was that, Alexander is more down to earth in terms of the main character. Alright enough ranting about that, just go and watch the movie and tell me how you like the show.

On another note, did you notice the article on regarding eBay Malaysia? Check it out at Hey its no spoof and of course since it just started the number of bids and selling items are pretty low. The funniest thing I saw was that people are trying to sell off their Gmail invitation for around RM100. Now who would be so stupid to want to buy it? Actually there are other people who offered around RM1-RM10 for the invite as well.

Friday, 12 November 2004

Long holidays

Finally, for this whole month I have been waiting for this long 9 day break which I have. Life has been great and yesterday I had the honour of watching two of my cell members get married. But of course, last Sunday, the fun part was the bachelor party. Actually it gave me a frightful view of whats to come. Why? Well firstly it ain't the type of "bachelor" party that you would expect with the strippers and all but more of a test of whats to come. First we had the groom to be dress up in a sleeveless shirt with words written on the front, "Another one bites the dust" and "I am getting married on 11/11" at the back. That was ok, but of course we weren't going to let him off that easy. Next we made a cardboard cut out that looked like prison bars and he had to put his head in between. After that we tied a chain around his ankle and of course there was a ball on the other chain. The hair was next and my did we gel his hair up good. So once that was done, it was time to show the world that he is ready. We brought him to Midvalley in full view of everyone on a packful Sunday night.

First stop, JJ Nails Salon. Getting a manicure or pedicure? Guess again, its waxing time! Ok we waxed off the hair on his left leg. The pain that he went through was just unbearable for some of us while for others, it was pure fun and laughter. After getting a smooth and shiny left leg, its time to parade around one of the busiest area of MidValley, GSC cinemas. Unfortunately there wasn't anyone around so we just ate at McDonalds where we met this mischevious kid who suddenly grabbed the ball from the chain of the groom-to-be's feet. Looking puzzled, all of us just stared at him while he persistently held fast to the ball and smiled. Then he suddenly jumped up and screamed out some jibberish. The worst part was that he said, "I am very mischevious". This kid deserved a smack ultimately.

After the meal it was time for some public display of dancing so we brought the groom-to-be to the arcade and let him have a go on the dance machine, of course with the bars around his front body and ball and chain still tied to his feet. The look of the people around was just priceless, the weird puzzled look on their face when they see the groom but when they read the back of the t-shirt, they would understood everything and smiled. Of course there was the exception this lady at Carrefour where she literally scolded us saying, "Marriage is not a bondage, marriage is a pleasure". Then there was the view from the centre-court, where a huge crowd gathered to see some exhibition but guess who stole the limelight from the exhibition.

Anyway that night was a great and fun night with the guys and I am looking forward when another one of us gets married. Have to think of more worse things to do. Maybe ride the LRT and parade around KLCC.

Saturday, 6 November 2004

The end of the week

Finally the end of the week is here and Saturday is bright and cheerful. It has been a long and hectic week but things all went well and I can finally get a good rest this weekend. Actually I am just waiting for Wednesday where I officially start my 9 day break. Woohoo! But then again I have to complete all my work before then which only leaves me two days so I guess I may have to work late for those two nights. Bummer. The past week on the other hand was quite ok. Didn't have much to do on Monday so I could leave at exactly 5.30pm sharp. Tuesday and Wednesday on the other hand was a different story. More and more problems poured in so I arrived late for leader's meeting on Tuesday and almost late for cell group on Wednesday. All thanks to QA but I am not going to ellaborate my work here. I believe that things that happen at work should stay there.

Anyway, Thursday was great as I could leave early and I watched "The Terminal" at 1 utama. The movie was excellent giving me plenty of laughs and I believe that this is one of Steven Spielberg"s best comedy. The movie set was awesome itself. I can't believe that they actually built an entire airport terminal just for this movie. The movie honestly cheered me up. Yesterday, or jam Friday I would call it left me frustrated. At first when I left the office, I expected the usual traffic jam at the round-about outside my office but the road was clear. I thought that I could actually reach back without feeling that frustrated. But as usual the Subang turn-off to the NKVE was jammed up and the NKVE itself was crawling. Took me about 45 minutes to reach home. Cell at 8pm, reached home at 7.20pm. Great! Took about 20 minutes to change, grab my guitar and printed out the worship notes and left my house at 7.40-7.45pm. And right outside Centrepoint was I welcomed to a huge queue which left me stuck along the Bandar Utama stretch for about an hour all the way until the bridge near Sony. Now that just was all I could bear but thanks to the great fun I had with my cell members, the frustration left pretty quick.