Thursday, December 30, 2004

Hello. I haven't blogged in a while. You may pick a lame excuse from the list:

1) I have decided Rikky is my hero and I will attempt to only blog at intervals such as monthly.
2) I got attacked by my dog and just came back from the hospital.
3) Malaysian internet service providers are crap.
4) I nearly died in the Tsunami and needed some time to contemplate life.
5) I have no hands.


Anyway, speaking of Tsunami, I'm okay, so is Sonny, thanks for you lovely people emailin us to make sure we are okay. <3 The following things have happened so far:


One of the days I woke up and had breakfast. It was nice! Cereal. Something you don't expect in a country with produces as much fresh milk as the human bladder can contain in a day (2 cups, thank you Cranium) ANYWYA the point I wanna make is that I found it slightly ironic that I fly all the way to Malaysia to eat cereal with milk imported from New Zealand.


Fed my dog. And the other three. I can't help but be biased, I mean, come on, Red's my dog. And plus. He's cool, he has cool ears. And he's the largest. And plus. He's cool. Don't gimme that equality crap ;_;


My dad has disagreed to me trying to ship the Drum Kit over. I still feel the pang of guilt at letting the drum kit sit in the clinic and rot, but at least I asked. I didn't really pay for the drum kit...I did try to tell my dad it would be put to much better use overseas but...if he wants to leave an investment collecting dust in an obscure room in his clinic, that's not my decision/problem.


I have noticed how my parents don't seem to understand why I don't really feel like playing the drums when it's here. I try to explain but somehow the concept is perhaps...too foreign. I play the drums _in a band_. That is, with other people. It's sociable! You get the awesome feeling that together you are doing something, you are creating something that is uniquely yours. It's awesome. And thats why I wanna stay in the band, and I can't really be of any use without a drum kit. El comprende. Performing music as a group just doesn't come close to playing in a dusty room by yourself. And plus, just drums? Doesn't really work well unless you're an expert and I'm no expert.


Sonny says I hit my keyboard too hard when I type. I say that is how I type.


Me and Sonny are going to Singapore! Even more unique is that he's gonna spend his 18th there! I doubt he will visit a pub or anything though, much less get drunk. But still! I have to secretly buy a cake. >.>


My Term Deposit(s) in Malaysia reached maturity a couple of days ago - I had two, one of $1000 and another of $3000...I took all the money out and had all this cash, it was awesome :D Tee hee I love notes. But, the interest is disappointing. It was a term deposit. 3.7%. Now, allow me to point out that as far as I know, that's pretty lousy for a term deposit in New Zealand. Heck, some saving accounts give you like 5, don't they? ;_; oh well. It's Malaysia, what can you do.


I am still worried about University. ;_; Will I really get in ;_; ;_; Sonny tells me not to worry but I can't help it, what if I completely bombed out in my exams and didn't realise it? My dad gave me a present for entering University. A bit premature, I think. I won't open it until I know I've got in...;_;


I'm going to Taiwan!


New Year is coming up soon. I won't live to see another palindromic year though!


Dan Brown is a great author - Angels and Demons was an enthralling read, I really couldn't put it down. One of the reasons why I'm so tired cause I stayed up last couple of nights trying to read more and more of it.


Hello Simon's Travelling Troupe, hope you enjoyed/are enjoying your time in Taupo.


Mkay that's about all I can remember, or at least all the interesting things I remember anyway. This blog would get crap fast if every day I posted stuff like "I woke up, walked 10 steps, turned left, down stairs, etc."

Keep safe everyone.

Sunday, December 26, 2004

Yesterday went to the Frasians.

Was mildly enjoyable. Dunno, they were nice people but I don't really know them and it's probably mostly my fault cause I don't live here and I didn't really make an attempt to talk to people or anything. (Curse you, Mr. Unsociable!) There was nice cake though, and rice in pitcher plants.


Afterwards, we played a board game called Cranium - best board game I've played in ages. Me and Sonny won...and we would like to thank Rikky for indirectly helping us win the last question and thus the game. Were it not for the knowledge that Video Killed the Radio Star was the first ever video to be played on MTV which he told us when we were gearing up to perform that very same song for a Batten House assembly...we wouldn't have won what my brother deemed as "hahah you'll never get this one!"

Tee hee. Thanks Rikky.

I hope everyone had a great Christmas.

Saturday, December 25, 2004


For Christmas this year I recieved:

+ A Black T-shirt which says "Addicted" on it, and looks like a rip off of Adidas (tee hee)
+ A FFVIII Gunblade Keychain (which is uber cool but I don't think I can carry it with me on the plane...;_; damn customs, it might have to go in cargo lest I get busted like William)
+ A FFVIII pocket watch (yup like the old school people in those days had, you know, you take it out, look at the time, and put it I just need those glasses that go on one eye....)
+ A Night Before Christmas Jigsaw Puzzle (tee hee)


tonight I think we are going to see the Frasians (the French Asians). Yup. I hardly know them. But HEY thats the fun but, if I do stupid things it doesn't matter cause I don't even live here anyway.

Thursday, December 23, 2004

What Did I Do Today

Today, I woke up at 9.00. I'm feelin a bit under-the-weather due to sleep deprivation etc.

Points to note:

+ Burnout 3 is very nice. Simon, you were right in recommending a game of such entertainment. Mwahahhahahaha! MWHAHAHAHAH!
+ Sonny tried his first "rambutan" today. It's a really...tropical fruit, which I've never seen sold in New Zealand, ever. It's either red or yellow when ripe and is kinda hairy - the name itself means "hairy fruit" I think. It is kinda like lychee, except it looks way cooler.
+ I am online! Hello everybody.
+ I am very tired.
+ Sonny Richard and my sister went off to one of Richard's friend's house to see a pet crocodile or something. The only thing I vaguely recall about that house is a large winding black steel spiral staircase...and I could be wrong.

Okay! That's about all I did today. Oh yeah I had lunch too. It was food. Yum.

Wednesday, December 22, 2004


Parents are in Perth celebrating wedding anniversary. Visited a few shows etc.

I feel the laziness of blogging coming on - I only really blog when I'm bored and I'm far from bored, done a lot of stuff...PS2 games bought, movies to be watched, shows to attend...


So unless someone asks a question, expect a lot of posts like this that just confirm that I'm still alive >.>

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Hello there. I haven't blogged in a couple of days because I've been in Kuala Lumpur, which is the capital of Malaysia - apart from the airport, I had never really been in KL before. It is so much better than my hometown ;_; (it's like the difference between Auckland and Arrowtown...)

I was gonna make a big blog post, but I'm lazy and tired and we're about to all watch dodgeball. So, random points:

1) Shaolin Kung-fu demonstration. Y'know hero? The sword-fighting stuff? It's possible to do most of it in real life. I saw it! I saw it I did, real life! Spear = <3 mmmm at the same stadium where we watched that there was also a TRUE lion dance (which is, i hate to say, on a much much much higher level than anything Macleans could pull off in the forseeable future), and a 24 drum troupe. Hurray for drumming and triplets!

2) KL has trains and monorail. Auckland should too. If MALAYSIA can have rail, Auckland should have no problem.

3) Sonny likes the street food here :D

4) I bought some dvds, a really cool jigsaw puzzle imported from Japan, and some other some arts and crafsts stuff.

Yup. Also visited the tallest Twin Buildings in the world, and stuff.

T'was good.

OH and the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra is way better than I'd ever imagine...NZSO standard, if not higher...and I bought some traditional Malay formal wear for that concert :D

I've cut my hair now, because my brother and mum keep nagging on how "if you wanna have long hair you gotta take care of it properly etcetc brush comb style brush brush tidy"...and my dad said really unsubtly "cut it, you". so i figure, if i leave it long im being selfish. so i cut it. it's spiked at the moment, i got some styling poo as's...different. Check my brother's blog for some photos, and I might find a photo of my new hair, sometime. :P

Well. thats about it. duinno what else to say, other than hello everybody hope you're all having fun, cause I know I am!


Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Phew. It's...uh....5:11 am NZ time, and I'm finally in Malaysia. ;_;

That was a very long and exhausting trip, considering it started at 11ish in the morning. During the trip, I scribbled down notes onto an Airline Sick bag nicely provided by Brunei Airlines. As they are just that, scribbled, they aren't really in any particular order so I'm just gonna go through them point by point.

1) Professionally faded pants that look like you shit your pants. -- Okay. I don't understand why this crap is even fashionable, since it really DOES look like you shit your pants. Well it did anyway on this woman walking around in Kota Kinabalu Airport which is a really crappy airport but I'm sure I cover that on another point. This point basically wants to say that professionally faded pants are stupid looking.

2) KK fuckin worst airport ever. Shitty staff (apart from 1 nice lady) -- The one nice lady was the one that actually offered a smile, not an annoying glare because we interrupted your lazy ass sitting there talking, you cunts. After getting off the plane from Brunei in Kota Kinabalu, we were highly annoyed to find that there was basically no staff around...and it was only 7pm. ;_; The transit counter was closed, and when we tried to ask a customs officer what to do, he didn't really know. (Bring the standard up guys, you work in the fucking place, if you don't know who does?!) Anyway. We went and picked up our baggage since we didn't know if the lady in Auckland doing the checking-in stuff managed to get our stuff automatically transferred to Kuching...and found 1 out of 4 pieces. Apparently, the other three were in the process of being transferred, so it was lucky that we went to check otherwise my mum wouldn't have her lovely blue rucksack containing wine or whatever ridiculous thing she wanted to export from NZ ^_^ The airport really annoyed me.

3) Brunei Airlines, Boeing 767 - we took one from Auckland to Brisbane, and Brisbane to Brunei. If you thought Singapore Airlines had a cool inflight entertainment thing, Brunei Airlines had the potential to completely kick their ass in that aspect - the screens were higher resolutions, you can actually CHOOSE what movie you want to watch, WHEN you want to watch it, and there is even chapters and auto-resuming functions so you can continue where you left off and music libraries to browse etc. The controller was compact, easy to use, and had a really cool directional pad thingy, reminiscent of the analog sticks of Playstation controllers. The only problem was my controller didn't work. I managed to somehow watch half of I, Robot, before it crapped out on me and I gave up. (I, Robot is a good movie by the way, I wouldn't have expected something good from Will Smith as of late but hey it's good to be wrong sometimes.)

4) On the flight from Auckland to Brisbane, there was a strange...Polynesian? Lady sitting across the aisle to my left, and she offered me sweets. Totally disregarding all common lore and precautions, I accepted the candy from the stranger. It was nice. Chewy and sweet. I don't think I got raped though, so it's all good!

5) The same Polynesian woman went out of her way to try to return William's "hot towel" (which name becomes quite a misnomer after about 5 or so seconds in the harsh cabin atmospheric conditions). It was quite funny actually because if I recall correctly another passenger also rose to the call of duty and duly informed William that an air hostess was going around on the other side to pick them up too. o_O

6) On the flight from Brisbane to Brunei, there was a guy sitting where the strange Polynesian lady was, and he had a shitload of what I presume was Scotch or some other alcoholic drink with him. He was listening to Bee-Gees REALLY loudly (I could hear it at a respectable volume from where I was sitting, even over the enormous din of aircraft-background-noisage) and kept giving me really weird stalker-type looks. Apart from the fact that he's old, obnoxious and had a darkish red kinda maroony shirt, I don't remember much else....hrm. He was also sitting next to a really really huge fat guy...who complained that the seats were too small. This leads to the question: is the seat too small, or are you too big? (ponder. why should society bend backwards to accomodate this one fat person?)

7) On the flight from Auckland to Brisbane, this Maori teen (I assume he's Maori but I could be wrong) kept poking me and asking me for help with Brisbane arrival forms, as if he had somehow procured that I had a huge wealth of information just waiting to be tapped. Questions he asked were:

- Do I need to fill all this out? (A resounding yes is the answer. If you read the other side of the thingmie it clearly says so.)
- What's this thing here, what do I write here? (ans: put your job (the thing said occupation, obviously a word he wasn't familiar with)) reply: what if you don't have a job ans: then put unemployed or something
- What's the time?
- Do I need to fill all this bit too? (Yes)

A passing Air Hostess also got asked whether he really needed to fill all that bit out. She said yes.

8) Bahahh okay my brother brough back his models and Lord of the Rings Warhammery stuff right...and you won't believe the lengths security will go to! Within that bag of his was a modelling toolkit which he had gotten as one of the free gift things. The Auckland Airport security staff took him away to a corner and told him what was wrong and stuff. XD Apparently, the stanley knife was bad. So they took it off him (fair call) and they also checked the paint to check if it was flammable but it was water based so it got the big O-K. The Auckland guys were nice enough to leave William with a blunt file and pliers with his tool kit.

Fast forward to Brisbane customs. He gets pulled aside AGAIN and gets the file and pliers taken off him XD


Sorry. I'm just imagining a huge warehouse of pliers and other assorted harmless tools confiscated from poor unsuspecting travellers which my brother had just joined the ranks of. Damn you terrorists, taking away our freedoms and shit. I mean, I haven't heard of people killing people with files, to be honest. Who is stupid enough to wait around to get filed to death, anyway? Don't get me started on pliers. What are you gonna do, pluck their eyebrows? And modelling paint bombs? Now it's just bordering on crazy :P Stupid customs. I hope you feel that your collective penises are bigger now that you have the power to deprive people of modelling tools.

9) In Brunei airport William bought two chicken sandwiches. They were actually surprisingly yum, considering they didn't look at all fresh and we were serviced by surly Islamic women who looked like they didn't give a toss if you choked on your can tell it's Asian. Asian white bread just has that texture and softness to it, which New Zealand bread doesn't. It isn't better, or worse. It just is.

10) Airlines too are doing their bit to prevent death from stupid tools! I was highly amused to find in my cultery set, stainless steel spoon/teaspoon/fork BUT a very pretty (yet flimsy) blue knife. If you're gonna trade out stuff for lame plastic imitations, why didn't you do the fork too? A fork is like...FOUR knives. Kinda. Pressure = force x area etc. Stilletos. Thats why people with pussy floors don't like people wearing high heels.

11) My broken controller was actually a source of much amusement, not through the airline inflight entertainment system but through the lovely web of airhostessing. Some time during the flight I mashed the "callforhelp" button tons of times. Nobody came so I assumed that it wasn't working. Air hostess goes by with juice, no mention of me being in airhostessdistressneedofattention. Another juice run. Meal. Juice run. And then all of a sudden they start running in, one after another. They come up to me, ask me "is everything okay sir" and me, being engrossed in my book, nodding and smiling, send them off. Then they press the "Cancel call" button and walk off.

A few minutes later a different air hostess comes up, cycle repeats. About four times. Tee hee. That'll learn you bastards to not fix my controller.

12) In Auckland Airport fearing boredom on the long long long trip ahead of me I bought four books, a Dan Brown box set or something. Mainly because it had the book "Da Vinci Code" in the set which I wanted to read as it gets high acclaim from Ellen (*sigh* okay and Ming :P). It was a very good read, I am serious, although with genres/books like these it's hard to tell whether they really mean what they write or they're trying to blur the lines, whether its fact, fiction, some quasi-truth, or something else entirely. Da Vinci Code shares a lot of similarities with National Treasure, actually. Both involve Disney. The only thing against the book I have though, is that they claim the secret word in The Lion King is sex. It isn't. I've seen the freeze frame. I believe it says SFX.

Apart from that, it's a good book.

I'm really tired.

It's late. It's..quarter to six, NZ time. But only (ahha, only) 12:43 am here in Malaysia.

Hopefully from all those points you can put them in a semi-chronological order and understand what kind of bizzare trip I had to make to get back to Malaysia, or whatever.

Maybe someone can entertain me and try to put the points in chronological order.

(sonny you wanted me to call you when I get there but I can't afford it. read an email or something tomorrow morning instead :P)


That was what I meant to post up yesterday but didn't get around to because I didn't have the internet set up on my laptop.


There are four types of cars in Malaysia. I may have mentioned this before, but oh well.

-Normal Cars (like the Proton Saga/Wira)
-Ugly Rectangular Cars (Kancil)
-Big offroad SUVs not being used offroad (eg Pajero)

There is absoultely no variety apart from this.

Been playing a lot. Can't seem to sleep past about 7.00 am here, which is annoying because I end up being really tired. In "The Sims 2", my energy bar would be low. >.>

Yes, I have been playing that. It is very good. Can't really make a comparison to the first one because I don't remember it.

Then there's "Phantom Brave" sequel to Disgaea. Very good. Training is poo and annoying though. However, Phatom Brave has been pushed aside by a game that could well challenge Guitaroo Man as the most enjoyable strange Japanese game...joining the ranks of Bishi Bashi is the PS2 game called "Katamari Damacy".

The object of the game is to roll up everything you see into a giant ball.

Yes. That sounds boring and bizarre....UNTIL YOU PLAY IT!

It's great.
Oh yeah I also played Dynasty Warriors 4: Empires, but once I finished it there wasn't really an incentive to do it again. And Samurai Warriors gave me a very bad first impression. Controls are laggy, people look really weird and stretched out and...basically, not as fun or fluid as the Dynasty Warriors series.


Sunday, December 12, 2004

The skies outside are dark and ominous. I sneezed about ten times upon awakening, each consecutive outburst being progressively worse than the one before it. And when I close my eyes I keep seeing some random figure at a window.


Is this empathic fallacy? ...isn't that the weather thing reflecting the world or some shit?





....I don't know whether to be happy or sad. Mostly I think I'm just tired. *shakes fist at Rikky* dang you all yoru fault
Phew. I could have blogged tomorrow morning but, I figure I'd rather get some extra sleep. 9.00 am tomorrow morning, Sonny's parents are gonna send me to the airport. It's gonna be early! Just came back from Rikky's birthday party - good fun - rediscovered the dang awesomeness of The Lion King. Waaaaay better than the poo sequel they released after that. The musical score is just great NAYWYA

thats not what I wanted to blog about i dont have much time plenty of clothes to pack etc id be back an hour earlier were it not for Rikky's wily charms.

(HAPPY 18th you foo even though it was quite a while ago :P)




Friday, December 10, 2004

Mowed the lawn today.

Off to buy rikky a present some time today.

My time here in NZ this year is almost up. Even though, everybody's been lazy (ie i havent organized much, neither has anyone i know of....or they dont invite me >.>)...its still been nice being here.

I had a weird dream, in which I had to walk down a very dark corridor and people threw things at me and said nasty things.

Interpretations would be very welcome and an interesting read :)

Thursday, December 09, 2004

o_O the Asian guy from linkin park looks like a big loser.

so does the guitarist trying to look like a hobo.

I come to this conclusion after watchin some C4 and seeing some MTV Mash Ups between Linkin Park vs Jay-Z or something. Jay Z seems like a nice rapper. You know, like he isn't about to eat your kids or something.

under five minutes now. ive been waiting for hours.
On a sidenote, is it illegal to break into your own home?

I do it all the time, due to my forgetfullness in bringing my wallet out with me. Maybe I should staple my wallet to my face or something.

Anyway. Broke in again, two seconds ago.


The 7th Form Leavers DVD thing. Haven't taken a look at it but if it's what was played at grad dinner, then I'm annoyed. It's a really one-sided view of Macleans, really. You have to be in the "cool managerian TKish", it seems, to be a major part of it. Either that or you have to be able to make a seagull noise.

What about the Amphitheatre, with all the random Asian Mafia people? Why didn't yer put that in to the DVD? Why were most of the interviews done outside TK? Surely there's a lot more to the school than just TK. >.>

Maybe I'm seeing this from clouded eyes. Maybe.
Holy Crap.

Rahxephon = <3

End of story.

Shares a lot of similarities with Eva though:

1. Big giant biologicalish robots.
2. Lots of technological shit
3. Teen kid pilot
4. Random pet animal.
5. Psychological ending.

o_O the list continues.

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

I have recently recieved my testimonial in the mail. Just because I have nothing better to do before work today, I will type it out.

Henry Chong


It is a genuine pleasure to write about Henry Chong, a top academic student (bahah yeah right) who has achieved commendable marks in his multi-level approach to his studies. He gained an A and B for School Certificate in Year 10 (Year 10 mwahha) and has been awarded numerous prizes and awards for his academic ability during his five years at Macleans College. He clearly has the potential to do well at tertiary level.

Henry is a talented and conscientious student. He is intelligent and his thoughts and interpretations of literature are often diverse and lateral. He has an expansive vocabulary and excellent oral skills. Henry is a confident public speaker. He is capable of deep thought. He is well organised, motivated and serious about doing well. Henry is also committed to helping his peers. He has set up websites for the class. (Wow, they say one good deed deserves another but this one has been mentioned to death :P Did it help anyone, really? I'm sincerely glad if it did.) He shows tremendous initiative.

Henry has a high level of involvement in a wide range of activities and has managed to balace his academic requirements with other demands. Henry is heavily involved in music and has been a member of the Senior Orchestra for four years. He is also in the Chamber Orchestra, String Quartet and Rockquest. In all of these, he has been reliable and punctual. Henry has an excellent rapport with both his peers and adults. He has good organisational skills and leadership potential. He shows good initiative and takes a lead in a positive way.

We thank Henry for his considerable contributions to the school over the years. Henry is a fine young person. He has a warm and open nature and has a ready sense of humour. He is a selfless student and is encouraging and sensitive. Henry is always well mannered and well grommed. He is thoroughly honest, loyal and with much to contribute. He leaves with our highest recommendation and best wishes for the future.

B.J. Bently


There. That's my testimonial, if anybody cared. It also came with a really scungy 7th Form DVD which I will complain about some other time. Leaving for work sometime around now.

Also, I have begun watching Rahxephon, an anime that has been sitting around for ages which I haven't started watching even though I bought it last year and I must say it's excellent from what I have seen.

Running now.

Dear readers, don't die. Yet. :)

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Me and the groupies. ^_^

(hearty approval! I guess no more Taco for you then...)
Okay that last post was a lie. I played it again, some time after it, to help out an online friend who had just gotten the game.

Played it down to the wire, down to the 12:00 deactivation time.

It was great.