Thursday, September 30, 2004

Okay. What, the hell. This sucks at the moment. Not only does my dad have Tetanus, which induces muscle spasm and toxins that cause lockjaw...but I came home today and found my mum collapsed on the couch in quite a lot of pain, apparently from her digestive system.


Anyway, I haven't blogged for a bit cause I haven't done much, I've just been working. To balance out the horribly sad news above I met a really cool kid from Australia called Jordan today. I gave him my clay car that we made cause it was his last day. That was his excuse anyway. Speaking of cars, my supervisor at work is...

dammit my mum just moaned again.


My supervisor at work is the New Zealand women's champion in Drift racing or something....she's got a really mean car. Like, crazy mean. The engine just looks incredible...I don't know anything about cars but it looks like something out of Fast and Furious or something. Which just goes to show there's a lot of things you don't know about the people you think you know a lot of things about. (Yeah okay I just made that up)

Tomorrows' the last day of work. Due to my computerlessness I haven't done much of the list I said I was gonna do over the holidays. FFXI is horribly addictive. And Ellen I haven't got your present yet ;_;


Tuesday, September 28, 2004

I hate life at the moment.

I get beaten up at work, nobody listens to me, and when I come home the computer's fucked and I realised I've wasted all that time on FFXI just to have to wait FUCKING LONGER



Monday, September 27, 2004

o_O It's still updating.

I was hopin to play this morning but Richard's computer died last night.


Sunday, September 26, 2004

Okay. Two things:

1. I brought my computer in to DSE for them to get serviced. It was still under warranty so hopefully they'll do it free.

2. While I was there I bought FFXI.

My thoughts on it? Hrm. Well, I haven't even managed to get into the actual game yet. It does look spiffy though...monthly charges are very steep but...hrm. 56k is definitely the minimum cause any slower and I think I'd be dead before it finishes uploading. Only 6 hours left...-_-

William wasn't very happy that I bought it, even though I reassured him that homework takes priority over FFXI and if he wants to do homework then I won't be able to play FFXI.


Oh, the anticipation. I won't be able to play it today due to the six hours not being left over in the day but I'll be lookin forward to it tomorrow if I can squeeze some in.

Saturday, September 25, 2004

Okay, here is an email conversation with my daddy.

----Original Message Follows----
From: "muichun chong" <>
Subject: tell mum and everybody at home ( 47a)

papa's lock jaw reattack...recurrent after 3 days of slight improvement..showing spores( should be alot) of Tetanus is hiding in the body.

Very like, the bacteria soon become resistance to antibiotics( some, hopefully)

If any accident ( such as death) happen to papa, continue your study, work hard, and plan steadily..

From: "Henry Chong" <>
Subject: RE: tell mum and everybody at home ( 47a)
Date: Sat, 25 Sep 2004 14:18:56 +1200

Papa, I think you should take a break from work and get some hospital care for it....I hope you get better soon...


From : muichun chong
Sent : Saturday, 25 September 2004 5:30:59 p.m.
To :
Subject : RE: tell mum and everybody at home ( 47a)

Now about 70% chance to recover completely. By next week, with proper antibiotics and no other complication, it should be 80 % chance to heal.
So far sick with spasm of muscles for 2 weeks, jaw problem for a few days.
4th dose Toxoid injection done.
Hospitalization will be arranged serious spasm causing breathing or eating( jaw locked) difficulty.
Just take care and hope there is no unusual heart arrhythmia ( nerve induce heart beat problem). BP, ok nfor the last 2 weeks. Local muscles sweating and spasm and local muscle temperature raised ( since last week).
By next 2 to 3 weeks then situation will be known. Major factor is my body resistance.

We will build up our body resistance in the future.


From pap

p/s Tell mum and kokos the above action taken


Isn't it ironic that TLA is itself, a TLA (three letter acronym)?

Why isn't phonetic spelt the way it sounds?

Why are you reading my blog?

Friday, September 24, 2004

Two very cool websites for you:

Also, I just downloaded and installed Firefox as an alternative to my very screwed up IE. Oh, it's so much better. The mouse gesture add-on is freakin fantastic too.

Thursday, September 23, 2004

Q: How many dead babies does it take to paint a house?

A: Depends on how hard you throw them.


Okay, to balance happy with sad, my dad managed to slice open an artery in his arm while operating on himself to remove a splinter of wood that gave him Tetanus. ;_;
Now listening to: Claudine by Maksim the Piano Player

Fucking fantastic song. I love it. I love it to pieces, just like I love potatoes.

Just thought someone would care.

(I'm bored)

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Hello dear readers.

I love holidays. It gives me time to myself. Just myself. I know, that's really selfish of me but I'm only human.

I've had lots of time to think. About lots of things...about me...about you (yes you), about broccoli, about the importance of time (yes, I've already started to feel time just stretch out but disappear at the same time)...about the importance of family, about how much of a dick Richard can be (excuse the pun) but then realising he's not that bad but then still hating him irrationally anyway...about grass...about rain....

I've got a lot of work to do in the holidays! Things I had planned to do were:

+ Get Ellen a birthday present. Must go find T-shirt, iron on transfer...and an iron......
+ Do my Photography - at least my second board.
+ Do all this music schoolwork. (I worked on my orchestral composition a bit, but it's still far from finished)
+ Rearrange The Belmont Chill for Matthew Cooper.
+ Write another song together with Tomo for FFOF

I also plan to rewrite a song's lyrics for FFOF.

Oh, life is good at the moment.

My computer is still as shitty as ever. It's gonna end up dead pretty soon, I'm gonna have to go find an external hard-drive and buy a computer. I'm thinking of a laptop actually, cause they're portable and that's really handy. I'm also looking into getting Woosh these holidays. But my bank account is looking bleaker and bleaker every day - it's like ever since I bought the iPod, I unconsciously stopped my saving habits. Damn you Eftpos and convenience.


Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Came back from Napier yesterday, late afternoon - I was gonna blog, but then I realised I couldn't be fucked and watched TV instead. Then I fell asleep.

And then I woke up (today, Tuesday) and went - ITS THE FUCKIN HOLIDAYS!!!! WOOOOO

But anyway. I'll fill you in on what happened on the trip to Napier because you obviously have nothing better to do since you're reading my blog.


:Napier Trip:

Me and William and mummy woke up at the ridiculous hour of 7.00 on a Saturday to drive to Te Tuhi and board the coach bus to Napier. Oh, the coach bus was great - air conditioning, safety belts which nobody used, woolen headrests, ample luggage space, a toilet, curtains, etc. The driver was really friendly and helpful too.

Basically, Napier was fucking awesome - the Art Deco buildings were pretty cool and reminded me of Vice City for some unknown reason. When I get the photos back I'll scan them in and put them up. Napier was cool. The concert wasn't that great (not many people came at all) but it was good experience to play in a different venue (the cathedral we played in was huge, and had a large reverb and long decay, and it was hard to fill up all that acoustic space with sound)

Yes. The accomodation we had down there was fucking top notch - a tv in each suite, electric water kettle, pots and pans, wine glasses, microwave, cooking element, etc etc etc. It was depressing in a way that it was better than home as it had an iron and an ironing board.

The trip was awesome. There's just so much that happened and it's little things that make a whole great experience. I got to know the people a lot better on the long bus rides, shared the cost of an authentic felt fedora with William ($45 each)...and had a great time. I definitely won't hesistate to go on another music trip with the Academy of Strings.


Note to Sonny - I have played the Naruto PS2 game. Fuck it kicks ass.

Friday, September 17, 2004

Gar! My dad has flooded my email inbox with things I don't care about, like bird flu.


Ah well. I'm off to Napier tomorrow morning, back on Monday. Yeah.

Don't flood my email please!

Thursday, September 16, 2004

Oh, I had the meanest headache today. It affected me psychologically too. I was such a munt during Photography, Study and Lunchtime.

It was bad, yes.


I'm really tired. A kid at the rec centre went through my bag without my permission to listen to my iPod after I expressly stated that it was forbidden. I'm very disappointed in her.


Hrm. Hopefully I'll get prizes for Talent Quest tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Okay, upon walking home from school today these guys in a car beeped their horn at me in a non-threatening way. That sets my mind wondering - WHO IS IT?! I didn't get a good enough look. The driver was a white male teenager. Your license plate starts with PY. If it's you, please tell me. I'm gonna be losing sleep over this!

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

My mum arrived back home today! YAY! The house is clean(er)! (by cleaner I don't mean disinfectant products or anything of that sort - just the state of things, and vacuumed carpet. You won't believe what a difference a good vacuuming will do to brighten up the spring in your step, in more ways than one)

Yes. So my mum is back home. She helped me cash in that cheque my dad sent in the mail. She also gave me a ride to work, a ride back home from work, cooked dinner and sliced fruit for dessert, tidied up my living room area, did the washing and washed the dishes.

All on her first day back.

You rock, mummy.


Speaking of rock, 99 Red Balloons as done by Goldfinger really kicks some serious booty. Great song, great song. Oh yeah, rock. Instead of band practice today which I really wanted to go to, I covered for somebody at work. I missed out my house duty but I'm sure Mr. Campbell will forgive me. I'll come up with some cover. Somehow.


Yes. Anyway, Sonny took me along to some random celebration thingy for him doing some 40 day religious programme thing. I got to witness first hand the inner workings of a religious group (other than Buddhism, which I have been overexposed to. Bias! Bias!). And I must say I am less than impressed. I would have expected more courtesy and respect to their leaders and mentors than I saw tonight...mostly the white-trash of society. Maybe I'm just saying that because the guy I was sitting next to was feeling my leg up. It was quite disturbing.

Yeah. I didn't really tell my mummy where I was going until just before I left, because my mummy would totally freak. (OH NOE IVE ALREADY LOST WILLIAM WHY YOU TOO) But don't worry mummy. I went to accompany Sonny because he invited me. I went, we watched a movie (The Italian Job, quite a good movie too) and got a free can of drink and chippies. You even ate a chippy mummy, because I took the packet home to share with you. See? You're not wretching on the floor. Respect!

Anyway. Yeah, I'm quite dissappointed at what the people were like. The leaders were nice. Sonny introduced me although it was nothing more than a required handshake. But at least they didn't feel up my leg and poke me and dress like five year olds with pants down at their toes. Yes. Jeff was there too.

Yeah. Anyway, at the end of the movie there was a quick prayer in which I probably looked like I was praying like everybody else but, uh, not to the same person. And also, there was mentions of "UPCOMING EVENTS!" EXCIETMENT EXCIETNEMNT! with such cool events as:

"A BALL!" (saturday)
"BEN LUMMIS!" (sunday)

Who could not be enticed? Oh, religion, you came so close today. Music. You hit the soft spot, you did. It's too bad I hate Ben Lummis and you contain white trash.

Wise move though - I'm glad you've moved away from the "YOURE GOING TO HELL AND GET BUTTFUCKED TEN TIMES OVER EVERY HOUR IF YOU DONT FOLLOW ME" because that's just scary.

Better luck next time!

Monday, September 13, 2004

Okay, that was a bit harsh.

But still.

Sunday, September 12, 2004

And you wonder why I fucking hate you.


I hate you so much Richard


Fuck you



all you're ever good for is changing your clothes three times a day, coming home, dumping them, and then going out again, leaving your fucking downloads on. it'd be okay if you weren't such a cunt.

but you're a cunt

even when people need to use the internet you don't care.

fuck you and your queue. i closed my kazaa for you when you wanted to use the internet when i was server. but no. you just go on and play on the ps2, fuck you.


you wonder why I hate you?

oh, all the hours of my life you've wasted through save file deletion. trivial yes.

but my hate is not trivial.



oh yeah, once more


If I ever had to chose a brother the last person would be you. Maybe second last.

Fuck you.

All together now!



I hate you.

yes. I don't talk to the people i hate. so shame on you because you find out this way.


because of you it's taken me HALF A FUCKING HOUR to do this post.



Goodnight, everybody else.

I'm working second week of the holidays (yeah! - Sonny's got first week).

Yeah. I'm really lazy, nothing much is going on at the moment, other than me failing photography.


Saturday, September 11, 2004

David Buckton you remind me of Euan McGregor.

That's all. I forgot to mention yesterday that I watched Big Fish yesterday before I went to see Dodgeball. Big Fish was a good movie (I almost typed Big Fist. That would hurt.)

White Goodman : You should quit now.
Peter La Fleur : I think I'll take my chances in the tournament.
White Goodman : Yeah, you will take your chances.
Peter La Fleur : That's what I just said.
White Goodman : That's what I'm saying to you.
Peter La Fleur : Okay, I'm not sure where you're trying to go with this.
White Goodman : Well, I'm not sure where you're going with this.
Peter La Fleur : All right...
White Goodman : Touché.


White Goodman : Nobody makes me bleed my own blood. NOBODY.


Peter La Fleur : Kate, it's time for you to put your mouth where our balls are.


Patches O'Houlihan : It's like watching a bunch of retards trying to hump a doorknob!


White Goodman : This doesn't concern you, La Fleur.
Peter La Fleur : Not nearly as much as your hair does.


Peter La Fleur : Wait, so you want to join the cheerleading squad so people don't think you're a loser?
Justin : Yeah. Why?
Peter La Fleur : Oh, nothing. It's just high school has changed since I went.



oh that was a great movie

oh it was great

Friday, September 10, 2004

School day today: average.

Photography sucked. I suck at it. Suck. Hate. Suck leads to hate. Hate leads to failure. Faliure leads to spelling errors. Spelling errors lead to lack of literacy. Lack of literacy leads to no university.

Anyway - I got a leavers jersey after much consideration. $75 but...three tuition lessons will pay for that. >.> I just hope that I am actually a small size. I hate sizes. I never know to think in an American term (where everyone is fucking huge, so I need like an extra small) or in Asian terms (which means I'm around a medium-large)


Enough of school. Okay, went to the movies today with large group of friends. Watched Dodgeball (yes, this was the alternative movie which another group was presented with a while ago when I chose The Village. I think I chose the right movies for the right groups. It's funnier to laugh with people who are actually in your form class that way you can all go BWAHAHAH at the right time in school. anyway)..


I don't know if it's better than Zoolander but it's pretty high up there on the funny scale.

And when you watch it, stay AT THE END OF THE MOVIES FOR THE END OF THE CREDITS I guarantee you'll be entertained (and thoroughly disgusted at the same time, and never listen to Kelis the same way again) Some people who were there left early. In fact, there were only a few people who managed to catch the funny bit at the end. Poor bastards.

Oh, it's funny.

I had tears in my eyes, it was that funny. And I don't get tears in my eyes from laughing often (what with Asian eyes and all and slits and...nevermind, racist joke)


But if anybody wants to buy me a late birthday present, the Dodgeball DVD would be a very good choice. Sorry Sonny buddy you missed out hardcore man, you missed out bad.

Thursday, September 09, 2004


Ahem. Those familiar with Goatse will understand. Those who are not are still safe.

At lunchtime I tried my best to save people from knowing of the horrors of Goatse and Tubgirl but I failed, miserably.

Oh, woe is me, woe will be you too if you ever find them.

Monday, September 06, 2004

Okay. Maybe it's not as funny as I may have thought. Maybe you had to be bored and in lunchtime outside. (Whoa, that didn't make sense)
Phew, my exam marks aren't extremely craptastic. (Photography was getting pretty least I passed o_O (consider that a pass is 40% o_O))

Yeah. Hrm.

HATE I JUST HAD EXAMS I WANNA RELAX (actually, I want to relax no matter what)


Sunday, September 05, 2004

Today was my birthday - which went pretty well I must admit.

Okay, in the end my prediction was still true - I did wake up, do a bunch of shit and then go back to sleep. While sleeping though, I dreamed up the reasoning behind the circle phenomenon, which occurs whenever friends/accomplices etc get together. It appears King Arthur isn't the only culprit - while at the movies we were part of the circle phenomenon too - which is when you stand around in a circle to take up maximum space and exclude the rest of the world.

Unfortunately I can't remember the reason why we did it, but it did involve a whole lot of flowers and white feathers.

...yeah. So today was my birthday - I woke up quite early and in the event of my waking up William woke up too. I found my present on top of cereal which was witty thinking on his part. He knows my morning habits!! (fear fear fear) Yeah. It's the Brooke Fraser "What to do with Daylight" special edition album. I have no idea why he chose that. Maybe there's a reason. Maybe it's because Brooke Fraser has really really fat lips. Or a really really big nose. Not that I have any of that. And then William went to work (because it's Fathers Day as well, Valentines was packed so they called him in for a double shift or something) and didn't get home till late, and Richard had some shitty conference thing. I ended up spending the morning playing Final Fantasy IX on the PS2. Then I went online. Then Sonny said "let's go busking!" I said "ok come over and we'll sort things out".

And then we realised that logistics were against us in this endeavour and decided to bum around instead. I mean, it is my birthday. Only comes once every 365/366 days. Then, played PS2...bummed around really really really scared with Doom 3 (oh that game is horrible. I shall never play it again)


And then because William didn't bring home enough food for two partly because he didn't know Sonny was over and because he could probably only smuggle one plate out of Valentines (which was very nice by the way), me and Sonny decided to cook again. This time, we made:

Henry's Birthday Cake

1/2 pack pasta
1/2 container mince
Honey soy sauce
Ingredient Y
Tomato sauce

Bring pasta to boil with a buit of tomato sauce and basil. Boil until firm (this is important, it can't be too soft otherwise you lose the nice chewyness of the pasta). Then in a pan brown the mince and onions with the honey soy sauce - simmer for a bit, then stir in ingredient Y until even. Drain the pasta and serve. Garnish with more basil and top off the mince with herb of your choice (I recommend rosemary or lemongrass)

Serves 2.



Oh I'm bored.

Oh I'm tired.

Oh I don't want to go to school tomorrow.

I don't want my exams back ;_;



ghrm. Here's to another year of being alive! URAH!
I'm 17 now.

Hurrah, I think.

I hate birthdays - I mean, they're all built up with fucking enormous expectations (17 isn't as bad as 16) and for some reason, society assumes that an entire year of learning and living is going to stop and wait for an entire year to hit you in the course of a second.


Maybe I'll feel different when I wake up - but if last year is anything to go by, I'll wake up, do a bunch of shit and go back to sleep.

Hurray for birthdays, the glorified excuse to hold a party and scab things of people.

Saturday, September 04, 2004


I had typed quite a lot for you dear reader, but then it went and crashed on me. Oh how much I loathe my computer right now. I'd rather a slower one that actually turned on when I pressed the power button, not when it felt like it, and one that didn't crash at the drop of a proverbial hat.

I had something about time in my post - uh, something about how time seems to stretch out during holidays and afterwards when you look back it seems like nothing happened. Perhaps we measure time by events (eg breakfast) - when nothing goes on it seems like time takes forever and when you look back and haven't done much, it seems like time was never there at all. Hrm. That doesn't explain why time flies when you're having fun though.

...and then there was the main subject of the post. I went to the movies today along with other people - Steph, Rayho, Rikky, Simon, Janko, Ju. Rikky told me at 8.00 that they were meeting at the cinemas at 8.30 - so I took a very very quick shower and ran to the movies in 20 minutes (which is pretty fast for me), only to find that I had to wait around until 8.35 for Raymond to show up.

When everybody finally arrived, it was time to commence The Choosing Of The Movie. We had a few options:

Hellboy - Unfortunately this was slated to begin at 8.45 and by the time everybody was here it seemed like it would have been a rush to get in, so we decided against it.
Super Size Me - I wasn't about to pay to watch a documentary.
The Village - I didn't know much about it. Supposedly it's from the same guy who wrote signs and involves some supernatural stuff and a village in colonial America.
Dodgeball - With an unimpressive tagline that involves balls and something about feeling if my memory serves me well, it didn't really appeal to me. Although it did have Ben Stiller (who has been in SO many movies lately...) of Zoolander excellence, the thought of paying to watch men in short shorts throw balls at each other didn't fare well in my head.
I Robot - It has Will Smith. I do not like him.

The group decision whittled the selection down to The Village and Dodgeball. At this stage, it made more sense to have taken The Village because that gave us time to go to the arcades. Hurrah! Rikky and Ju played the shitty horse game, which really really sucks, and then I challenged Rikky to the DDR machine but the fucking thing errored and wasted my $2 (and I was winning as well....;_;)

And then we went into the movie cinema. Saw the ads, nothing special - the trailer for Alien Vs Predator was good though, I'd like to go see that when it comes out.

Blah. Anyway. My review on The Village (MAJOR SPOILERS):

This is kind of like a suspense horror omgwhatshappening movie - with a twist. The twist comes along, you'll know the twist when it hits you. For a while you'll think the twist is a different twist, but the real twist was the first twist.But wasn't a particularly imaginative twist, I thought, but...anyway. This movie is the only one that's managed to make me startle at the sight of a big red thing - the loud music cue might have helped but hey. There is good use of red through the movie, symbolising different things...and I didn't really expect much from it and was pleasantly surprised. There is a blind "heroine" in the movie. She's pretty good, both in looks and acting.

Speaking of blind females, I'd like to date a blind female. They wouldn't give a shit what I was wearing.

The monsters rock. <3 the monsters.

Yeah. But the's good. The concept behind it is semi-original. There are a few humours parts, a crazy hobo with bad hair and a hot blind chick. There's a good violinist too, who gets like first on the credits roll which surprised me.

I give it 7/10...but don't take my rating, go watch it and we can discuss.

I shall leave you with a quote from the movie:
Sometimes we do not do the things we want to do because we want to do them.

Thursday, September 02, 2004

Oh, this is relaxing. No exams. No school. Sitting around at home, basking in the sunlight that streams through the uncleaned slider window which warms the air and lights up the floating dust particles which stream by like temporary fireflies of day.


Anyway, yeah, Sonny came over today and we decided to cook ourselves dinner. How weird is that...I mean, I don't think many people can say they go over to a friend's house and cook themselves dinner.

Being male and cooking impaired, I think I did pretty well (Sonny cooks fine though) and we had a good meal. We even invented a unique dish.


Sonny's Surprise


2 sliced peeled washed carrots
1 can of Watties sweetcorn
1 can of Watties Baked Beans
1/2 cup water
1 spoon of Ingredient X
Fresh basil


Slice and peel the carrots, throw into pot. Strain the sweetcorn to remove all the crap liquid it comes in, and add to pot along with the baked beans. Add water, set heat to low and simmer. Insert a pinch of basil about 7 minutes later and spoon in Ingredient X until it is spread out evenly and the texture and consistency is consistent. Simmer until carrot is tender.

Serve with fresh basil leaves, garnish with chopped basil and a hint of pepper.



Also, I invented a cocktail.

Yellow Tropical

1/10 cup Malibu
9/10 cup Pineapple and Passionfruit Juice
3 drops lemon juice

Mix well, serve chilled.


I accidentally served it to Sonny, which I am really really hitting myself for because he had to drive home o_O


But he's fine. Or at least my mobile says he is.

Speak Chinese in thirteen easy sentences.

1) That's not right ......................... Sum Ting Wong
2) Are you harboring a fugitive?............. Hu Yu Hai Ding
3) See me ASAP................................ Kum Hia Nao
4) Stupid Man ................................ Dum Fuk
5) Small Horse ............................... Tai Ni Po Ni
6) Did you go to the beach? .................. Wai Yu So Tan
7) I bumped into a coffee table .............. Ai Bang Mai Fa Kin Ni
8) I think you need a face lift .............. Chin Tu Fat
9) It's very dark in here .................... Wao So Dim
10) I thought you were on a diet ............. Wai Yu Mun Ching
11) This is a tow away zone .................. No Pah King
12) Our meeting is scheduled for next week ... Wai Yu Kum Nao
13) Staying out of sight ..................... Lei Ying Lo

Wednesday, September 01, 2004