Wednesday, November 29, 2006

dismantling vcd players , for dummies

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i dismantled a vcd-player today,
why? in a heroic effort to rescue my darlin cousin, crystal's sing-a-long video/song thing (u know, d kind whr they haf vain kids who think they're so cute n pretty when they're so freakin ugly wif their ugly outfits singing in horrible voices.... no offence, i'm biased. i hate these groups of kids n i didn't even listen to her cd)
my "vintage" VCD (not DVD) player ate her cd n refused to spit it ou
t let alone play d songs on it. at least d vcd-player has taste.

So here u go, i compiled a list of things u should keep in mind, incase u shud ever think of dismantling a vcd player, if u can find 1 dat is...
  1. make sure no 1 is thr to disturb u.
  2. do not try to plan out wut ur goin to do, make it up as u go along.
  3. glare at anyone who dares question wut ur doing.
  4. only use screwdrivers that r d wrong size for d screws u r tryin to unscrew.
  5. always remember, righty tighty & lefty loosey!
  6. use d screwdrivers to screw/unscrew d screws dat require unscrewing ONLY... refrain from utilising them to whack anyone within arms length.
  7. if all else fails, juz use brute strength, if u don't haf dat... too bad.
  8. n finally, try not to swear/cuss for it will anger d vcd-player gods.
well, pretty clear isn't it? needless to say, d vcd-player is lying beside me, still dismantled... as my brute strength has scared it so bad, it refuses to b whole again for fear i may try to dismantle dat darn thing again.

i must say, i was pretty pissed throughout d whole process... i didn't swear, but my bro got alot of yelling from me n chrystal got a lil too...
what issit wif kids n stickin to ppl who obviously is in a bad temper at dat mo?! geez...
n wut made me more pissed was d fact dat my mom was watchin this chinese show,

sound of colours
d movie is as boring as d poster.
n i actually watched it in d cinema once.. i think wif jess n plh, back
when we were all zimui zimui...

when i really wanted to watch my weekly dose of...
JOEY
i got so pissed, i tried to heat up sum otak-otak for supper coz i heard tuakor brought us some...
but after unwrapping d layers of newspaper... d otak-otak was actually in d form of a chunk of fishy stuff
like so : n not wif leaves n all...
like so: so i couldn't juz toast them in d toaster... crapness...

but its ok, coz i made EXTRA SPAGHETTI for lunch today!!! yay!
my spaghetti is d yummiest... especially when u r pissed n ur otak-otak turns out to b a chunk of fish. damn rite it is!
i feel bloated now... prob shudnt haf eaten so much....*sigh*

Monday, November 27, 2006

long lost twins

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i was talkin to aiming d other day abt her miller post...
n it reminded me of dat time when i saw ep.73 of malcolm in the middle; aptly named if boys were girls.
so i googled sum pics n slapped this togetha .....taDAA!
from left: mallory, daisy, renee, malcolm, dewey, reese.
i think evryone can guess who played whose female counterpart. :)
don't they look super super alike?! howd casting ppl find these actresses?! gawd...

mallory n malcolm

renee n reese
ok well, reese doesnt really look like his counterpart

dewey n daisy
though i think they could've done better with caitlin hale from 'sch of rock' (below) rather than jennette mccurdy(in red)...


i checked, they're not siblings... but omg ! look at d resemblance... long lost twins indeed...
i gif d casting crew props for findin ppl this amazing... this was a 2003 episode n i still rmb. talk abt lasting impression...

concert 25.11.06 ..i.e. i luv angie n luke!!!

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as in last saturday nite... i wanted to blog on dat nite itself but
  1. i was wasted
  2. i thot pix wud b a nice addition... so i had to wait for dear yc to send pics * thanx girl!
  3. i haf no 3rd reason.. but havin 3 reasons seems better than 2 so lets go wif : i didn't feel like it.
12.30pm : hung arnd waiting for yc n cb to come fetch me so i can get to peihua...
1.00pm : got to peihua.. n realised dat not evryone is thr yet, well d concert starts at 7.30 pm. y d heck shud we get thr at 1? huh?! tell me y ?! coz d lovely angel sed so.
stan is so smart for not listenin.

(the hall was kinda scarey.. i wasnt xpectin sum awesome hall but it did fall short....way short. so if u weren't from peihua, picture dark, dank, stuffy[coz air-con wasn't on when i got thr], ancient, n nt big. d stage had all these pretty pots of fake plants arranged arnd d front, n d middle part had these awesomely gaudy fake flowers streamin down to d floor) ahem, for d sarcasm impaired, i do not like fake plants.

3.00pm : rehearsals.
5.00pm : done wif rehearsals... i cant rmb wut happend at wut time so i'm juz gonna run by wif more hangin arnd n den dinner, wonderfully prepared by d organising team...
what did we haf for dinner? BREAD!oh glorious bread... but they redeemed themselves by having pizza for those who weren't stuffed enuff by d bread.
den.. i dunno wut time this is either but, stan finally arrived wif 1 of his students(name forgotten) n friend who plays viola(kokleong) who i muz admit, does a pretty gd impression of sissified stan.

so this is me n stan(my violin teacher who likes acting cute or sissy beyond all reason)
check out my retarded lookin blouse.
ooh Ooh... n my utterly incredible new hair!!*co
ugh*
can u keep ur face straight n tell me it looks nth like dat
cat n emu?!

i'll not bore u wif even more details but in a nutshell. d concert day was a TOTAL DRAG for me... pretty much d onli highlight of d day was getting to watch...
ANGIE N LUKEall together now... AWWWWWW~
angie (5) n luke (9) played 2 duets on d piano... 1 of which was " how much is dat doggie in the window" !!!!. i adore dat song... on a scale of 1 to 10, their cuteness level is 8.5. luke's points gets deducted coz hes 9 n not 6/7 like i thot n he tries to ignore me.

more angie
(wif over-made-up girl...i cropped as much as i could to spare u d pain)

n lukebtw, dats me behind him wif my hand on his shoulder, i juz lookd too ugly so i had to crop me out. look at his i-dun-wanna-take-a-pic-wif-u-n-i-hardly-know-u-but-heres-my-smile-anyway face

aaand...angie again wif her wee violin.
she also has a lil too much make up on.. but shes a cute kid so it's ok.

danish gets a special mention for being cute also.. hes 9.
n sum1 put too much foundation on him

n this is me after d concert was over n done wif. so glad i got thru evrythin pretty ok... i didn't mess up d brandenburg concerto too much n whr i did mess up, i think i did a pretty good job fakin it. look how happy i am... incase u needed to c my emu/cat hair again...peace y'all

Saturday, November 25, 2006

12 hours

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gawd.. i spent 12 hours away from home today... doin stupid stuff...

had to go to violin rehearsal cum practice at 12.30 COZ TMR'S D CONCERT!!!
stupid concert.. i wish i nv did said i wanna perform in it.. taken up so much of my time...
i even had to skip 3 hours of maths tuition today! n maths is d tuition wif d highest fees damnit! i wouldnt mind if i was rich n didnt care abt money.. BUT I DO!
we even had to pay for d freakin rehearsals! i hope no one from thr is gonna read this.. coz it juz sux... alwez ask us to overpay.. ish... money doesnt grow on trees. cliched i know, but even if it did grow on trees, i dont haf a money tree so thr!
if i did haf a money tree, i'd want it to grow US Dollars. n u know how in d autumn, d leaves r way nicer than normal leaves, my money tree wud shed US$100 n US$1000 dollar bills... cool huh. dat is, if money trees existed
anyhow i hope i dont freakin mess up my performance tmr altho i'm stuck way behind ( coz i'm tall ) n ppl wont c me, but theyd c my bow goin against d others.. so dat sux too.. ISHHH... at least i get to listen to sum of d better pieces* ( those i wasnt involved in.. duhh ) thrs 1 whr they had a truckload of kids playin sum songs.. wif a big kid as d conductor.. by big kid, i mean more than 10.. i dunno how old he is. but he seems pretty determined at his job. personally i think he looks like a chef rythmically tossin a gigantic bowl of salad. i didnt say he suckd at it, i said rythmically rite?! he juz looks like he's tossin salad. kinda like dat.. juz imagine hes 40 years younger, chinese, lookin up at abt 30 kids n d salad bowl is 5 times bigger n invisible.
(so i dun haf a pic of him... bear wif me. does anyone wanna donate a dgcam to me?. pretty pls, wif a cherry on top?)
practice was from 1pm to 5pm.... dey wantd to go on but yc n i took leave early coz we had tuition.
next up along d line, tuition for a whole 4 hours. 3 1/2 to b exact since we got a 1/2 hour break to pee n eat n crap liddat.. but i ate chicken rice b4 at d food court at 5.30 so i din go out to eat at 8. dats prob d earliest i EVER eat my dinner...
so i got back at 10.25pm n ellie msgd me while i was in d car to go out yamcha.. so i went la.. at 10.30pm...mom was a lil pissed.. coz i juz came backn wanted to go out again..heheh... was wif ellie,fai, n moo... apparently it was moo's bday yest. i thot it was coming, but its past d.. i still hafta get sumthin for him tho, get as in 'make'.. well, u know xinli. eh?
so wut do u make for a make-up artist ?
n finally, i'm home at 12 ++am.. ahhh.... peace.
i like salad.

p.s. wut happened to my hugs?! stop d gehh.. i want my hugs!!!!

Thursday, November 23, 2006

gross

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omg omg omg !!! i juz discovered d grossest (is thr even such a word? it looks abit weird...) thing on my dressin table juz a min ago!!

my wicker-esque/grass/straw-weaved baskets whr i put my lil bottles of stuff n also d bigger one whr i keep FACE COTTON juz totally grew FUNGUS !!! or mold or wuteva... but im pretty darn sure they belong to Kingdom Fungi coz they freakin dispersed SPORES ALL OVER MY TABLE!!!

fuck u humid air.. for bringin life to those fuckin spores who were juz being harmlessly dormant...
omg... now i either need to throw them out.. or sun-dry them n scrape those ..arghh.. fungus off of d baskets.. coz i dun really wanna throw dem out. they're nice.. n ju gave them to me. ew ew ew...

ellie mentioned thr was kinda some growin on them but i didnt realise they were dat gross! so its not as big as assy poo's mushroom but its juz GROSS....

ur lucky i dont haf a pic of it.. its too ewwie...

bradys !

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so yesterday i watched this show on tv... "A Very Brady Sequel". apparently made in 1996.

abs luvd it! this is whr d xinli who luvs complexity takes a back seat..
it had this really really simple plot .. whr a dude pretends to b d wife's long lost, presumed dead husband... juz to get his hands on an old antique horse. anyhow, its still funny as hell.

i luv d fakeness.. d overacting.. d 70's clothes.. d constant cheerfulness.. d subtle sarcasm..
it juz reminds me of dat reality show .. i think its called 'the 70's house' whr they force evryone to wear 70's clothes n they r supposed to b really really nice to each other. all in d spirit of 70's-ness!
den thrs a whole lot of odd moments whr suddenly they all juz start singing n dancing.. like those bollywood shows.. but more in a sound of music/mary poppins kinda way. which is good : )i mean.. juz look at them.. in an airplane...an electric guitar appears outta nowhr(unplugged mind u) n greg starts playin it n they all start singin n dancin n pissin off all d other passengers in d flight, all while their mom is kidnapped n hawaii n obviously in mortal danger! who does dat ?! ans: the bradys ....this is whr d flight attendant picks up 1 of those announcement telephone things n says sumthin like "Will d passengers who are singing and dancing in d aisle please return to ur seats n SHUT UP" lmao..
actually i half expected d whole flight to start singin along wif them... but apparently its onli them who r still stuck in d 70's.. evryone's in d 90's.
gawd... look at jan's contacts...huge. they come out wif a 'plop' too... neato


ooh ooh... n check out marcia n greg's room in d attic.. abs groovy babeh....
(charettedesigns.. d same ppl who did austin powers' sets! need i say more?)

n a quote from d movie for good measure,
Mike Brady: A gift is only a good thing when the giver has given thought to that gift. But when the gift the giver gives gives grief, then that gift should give the givee regrets.
u try sayin dat..

now i NEED to watch 'the brady bunch movie' !

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

eleven

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nth blogworthy happened today so i'm gonna shut up abt events...
though alot of ppl actually said my hair was CUTE... note thr is no " " for d cute..
CUTE! do not lie to my face ok?! but i haf to admit it made me feel a tad better. juz a tad.
if u actually think its cute, den good for u. for those who were lying..., stop sniggerin.

to d point... ELEVEN. i got an fwd email from penny... n its actually vy freaky. read on


Find out the secret behind the no 11.

*If you are a skeptical person - still read on as it's actually very
interesting!!

This is actually really freaky!! (mainly the end part, but read it
all first.......


1) New York City has 11 letters
2) Afghanistan has 11 letters.
3) Ramsin Yuseb has 11 letters. (The terrorist who threatened to destroy
the Twin Towers in 1993) .
4) George W Bush has 11 letters.


This could be a mere coincidence, but this gets more interesting........

1) New York is the 11th state.
2) The first plane crashing against the Twin Towers was flight number 11.
3) Flight 11 was carrying 92 passengers. 9 + 2 = 11
4) Flight 77 which also hit Twin Towers , was carrying 65 passengers.
6 + 5 = 11
5) The tragedy was on September 11, or 9/11 as it is now known.
9 + 1 + 1 = 11
6) The date is equal to the US emergency services telephone number 911.
9 + 1 + 1 = 11


Sheer coincidence..?! Read on and make up your own mind........

1) The total number of victims inside all the hi-jacked planes was 254.
2 + 5 + 4 = 11.
2) September 11 is day number 254 of the calendar year.Again 2 + 5 + 4 = 11.
3) The Madrid bombing took place on 3/11/2004. 3 + 1 + 1 + 2 + 4 = 11.
4) The tragedy of Madrid happened 911 days after the Twin Towers incident.

Now this is where things get totally eerie:

The most recognized symbol for the US , after the Stars & Stripes, is the
Eagle.

*The following verse is taken from the Quran, the Islamic holy book......

"For it is written that a son of Arabia would awaken a fearsome Eagle.
The wrath of the Eagle would be felt throughout the lands of Allah while
some of the people trembled in despair still more rejoiced: for the wrath
of the Eagle cleansed the lands of Allah and there was peace."

That verse is number 9.11 of the Quran, unconvinced about all of this Still
..??


Try this and see how you feel afterwards, it made my hair stand on
end...

Open Microsoft Word and do the following.....

1. Type in capitals Q33 NY. This is the flight number of the first plane
to hit one of the Twin Towers.
2. Highlight the Q33 NY.
3. Change the font size to 48.
4. Change the actual font to the WINGDINGS 1

What do you think now?!!


its actually a plane, 2 blocks.. followed by skull n crossbones .. n a pentagram (i think its a pentagram)


Monday, November 20, 2006

of hor fun, the future and hair

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did lotsa stuff today... in a sense, i haf all 3 : the good, the bad, n d ugly
so the day begins at 7.30am (phenomenal record for xinli!).
woke up xtra early so i cud wash my hair n semi-dry it b4 leavin to go for librarian duty [sucks]...
y did i need to wash my hair DAT early? coz yesterday assy aiming had me chattin until it was way too late to wash my hair n dry it b4 sleepin. n y did i need it washed? coz it stunk n i wanted to go cut my hair today...

THE GOOD : horfun for breakfast b4 duty, was tasty.. mayb i was hungry? but it was gd all d same...

THE BAD : ok not BAD per se... i actually went to c a fortune teller today.
u can close ur mouth now.. for d record, I DO NOT believe in these things.
ok? got dat?
anyway... the readin (parts i remember) was dat.. lolx..
  • JU get this [ur sister will come back with complains] dats pretty much inevitable so i'm not gonna let d fortune teller take credit for dat.
  • [i used to/or still do haf a bf]... which is SO WRONG haha.. u lose fortunetellerman. xinli 1, fortunetellerman 0 !
  • [ u shud not go anywhr near large bodies of water at night for fear thr might b evil spirits. i.e. don't go to PD ] i was plannin to go thr to eat seafoood wif plh n zin n ky n etc... not sure whether i'm still goin onot.. i think i am.. if i feel like eatin seafood...
  • i might get a job durin d hols, but if i do den [i wouldnt do so great wif 1 of d girls thr]... truth unknown. will hafta c then, wont we?
  • [someone will come a-wooing sometime in d near future]... heheh.. i hope hes adam brody, wentworth miller, jesse mccartney n kibum all rolled into 1. n mayb a pinch of heechul for fun.
  • my studies.. [ i will need to study hard] DUH.....
... thr was more but i either can't remember or i dun feel like tellin u.. but anyway, 6 things abt my future is gd enuff rite? u didn't really need to know any frm d beginning anyway. so thr !

and finally..
THE UGLY : i cut my hair!!! now no.7 of my list of 21 things to do before 21(not in order of priority) is done!yay! ahem.. don't ask me wut d other 20 r.. i'll tell u when i get to them ok?
n tell u wut?! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE MY NEW HAIR!!!
not love, not Love, i'm sayin LOVE. i tell ya, LOVE baybeee
so i told d fella i wanted shorter than shoulder length hair.. n i wantd it juz normal, flat at d bottom. kinda like ashlee simpsons's used to b when she had short hair (not d L.O.V.E video one).. well dat was wut i envisioned it to be..
but d dude said: oh flat ends aren't in rite now, i'll 'pai pok' .. make thinner?
me : ok sure
so he snips snips snips... n it looks relatively ok from d front...
dude : ok i'll gif ur fringe a slant...
me : ok ( i thought he meant slant like my old fringe used to slant.. when swept aside )
ahhh... what have i said?!!!

so now my hair looks like a cross between an emu ...
and this cat rite here
OH YEAH I LUV MY HAIR!!
go figure.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

the chrysalis cracks open..

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n a butterfly emerges...
ok, so i'm not beautiful like a butterfly physically.
but i'm talkin bout mentally, spiritually...



"..."
who am i kiddin? lol
no, i haven't been suddenly freed spiritually ...or mentally for dat matter. i juz thought it sounded pretty good as an opening line... so how? good? yea, i thought so.

xinli has a blog now! woot~ so now dat u haf been picked to view my first post, u r now bound by the unspoken rules of blogdom to come n check back evry once in a while to c whether i haf crapped more... n believe me i will haf......at least for a month..hehe (i haf a track record of abandonin these things halfway) yup yup...
.....i haf now run out of things to put into my lil intro rite here.. so yea... welcome to my blog ! n enjoy (readin bout my miserably boring life.) lol

p.s. don't worry. if nth interestin happens, i'll try to make sumthin up. otherwise i won't blog altogether. [thumbs up] :)