Sunday, June 23, 2002

6 Down 3 To Go!!

Exams are really getting to me, i'm starting to get bad dreams about how i just go to them unprepared, or how i just can't seem to arrivt there. I have less than 24 hours before my next paper.

Thought of the moment:

Tuesday, June 18, 2002


Italy was leading in the game till the 89th minute, then equalizer. In the 28th minute, golden GOALLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Andrew Lim Han Yung (0:01 AM) :
i can't sleep to!!
Andrew Lim Han Yung (0:01 AM) :

Heng yu (0:02 AM) :

Carolyn (0:03 AM) :
that's so cool
Carolyn (0:03 AM) :
i was hoping korea was gonna win
Carolyn (0:05 AM) :
that sooo rocks :)

SeanWoods (0:04 AM) :

randalsage (0:37 AM) :
randalsage (0:37 AM) :
heheh.. was it what you wanted?
Ming Tze (0:37 AM) :
yep hehe
Ming Tze (0:37 AM) :
hrm yeap was hoping korea wud win
randalsage (0:38 AM) :
you should check it out... all the gwailos were like ... pissed and all the asians here were like shaking hands and hugging each other... haha... even though we didn't know each other and there wasn't a single korean around...
Ming Tze (0:38 AM) :

Norwin - RaMsEY^ (11:33 AM) :
yeah babbbeee.....korea rocks...

Me(for the next day or so):
GOAALLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Korea rules!!!!!!

Haven't been so excited this World Cup till this game. Cheers Korea, God bless us all.

Monday, June 17, 2002

All Is Good (I Hope)

I had a 2.30 paper for computer architecture, it was a paper that i was unprepared for. Well worst case scenario is just a repeat. It ended at 5.30, night time in Melbourne area, managed to stop by Crown. I had buffet and ordered a bottle of cabernet sauvignon, then i proceded to bacarat to win back 150 bucks. So i managed to make some money and had a good time, all in all a good day except for my paper. We'll see how it goes.

Thought of the day:
" Things just keep on getting better"
Here is a very interesting fact!!

Brazil last won the world cup in 1994.

Before that they won it in 1970.

Add 1970 and 1994, it equals 3964.

Argentina last won the world cup in 1986.

Before that they won it in 1978.

Add 1978 and 1986, it equals 3964.

Germany last won in 1990.

Before that they won in 1974.

Add 1990 and 1974, it equals 3964.

So going by this logic, the winner of the 2002 world cup

is the same as the 3964 - 2002 = 1962 world cup.

The 1962 world cup was won by Brazil.

Malaysian fans too have reason to rejoice :

Malaysia has never won the world cup so we'll probably win it

in the Year 3964. :-)
The ultimate soccer fan

A man had great tickets for the FA cup final. As he sits down,another man comes over and asks if anyone is sitting in the seat next to him.

"No,"he says. "The seat is empty."

"This is incredible!" said the man. "Who in their right mind would have a seat like this for the FA Cup Final, the biggest sporting event in Britain, and not use it?"

He says, "Well, actually, the seat belongs to me. My wife was supposed to come with me, but she passed away. This is the first Cup Final we haven't been to together since we got married."

"Oh ... I'm sorry to hear that. That's terrible. But couldn't you find someone else - a friend or relative, or even a neighbour to take the seat?"

The man shakes his head. "No they're all at the funeral."

Wednesday, June 12, 2002

A thousand Marbles

The older I get, the more I enjoy Saturday mornings. Perhaps it's the quiet solitude that comes with being the first to rise, maybe it's the unbounded joy of not having to be at work. Either way, the first few hours of a Saturday morning are most enjoyable.

A few weeks ago, I was shuffling toward the kitchen with a steaming cup of coffee in one hand and the morning paper in the other. What began as a typical Saturday morning turned into one of those lessons that life seems to hand you from time to time. Let me tell you about it.

I turned the volume up on my radio in order to listen to a Saturday morning talk show. I heard an older sounding chap with a golden voice. You know the kind, he sounded like he should be in the broadcasting business himself. He was talking about "a thousand marbles" to someone named "Tom". I was intrigued and sat down to listen to what he had to say.

"Well, Tom, it sure sounds like you're busy with your job. I'm sure they pay you well but it's a shame you have to be away from home and your Family so much. Hard to believe a young fellow should have to work sixty or seventy hours a week to make ends meet. Too bad you missed your daughter's dance recital".

He continued, "Let me tell you something Tom, something that has helped me keep a good perspective on my own priorities".

And that's when he began to explain his theory of a "thousand marbles".

"You see, I sat down one day and did a little arithmetic. The average person lives about seventy-five years. I know, some live more and some live less, but on average, folks live about seventy-five years". "Now then, I multiplied 75 times 52 and I came up with 3900 which is the number of Saturdays that the average person has in their entire lifetime. Now stick with me Tom, I'm getting to the important part".

"It took me until I was fifty-five years old to think about all this in any detail", he went on, "and by that time I had lived through over twenty-eight hundred Saturdays. I got to thinking that if I lived to be seventy-five, I only had about a thousand of them left to enjoy". "So I went to a toy store and bought every single marble they had. I ended up having to visit three toy stores to roundup 1000 marbles. I took them home and put them inside of a large, clear plastic container right here in my workshop next to the radio.

Every Saturday since then, I have taken one marble out and thrown it away". "I found that by watching the marbles diminish, I focused more on the really important things in life. There is nothing like watching your time here on this earth run out to help get your priorities straight". "Now let me tell you one last thing before I sign-off with you and take my lovely wife
out for breakfast. This morning, I took the very last marble out of the container. I figure if I make it until next Saturday then God has blessed me with a little extra time to be with my loved ones......

"It was nice to talk to you Tom, I hope you spend more time with your loved ones, and I hope to meet you again someday. Have a good morning!". You could have heard a pin drop when he finished. Even the show's moderator didn't have anything to say for a few moments. I guess he gave us all a lot to think about.I had planned to do some work that morning, then go to the gym. Instead, I went upstairs and woke my wife up with a kiss."C'mon honey, I'm taking you and the kids to breakfast."

"What brought this on"? she asked with a smile. "Oh, nothing special", I said. "It has just been a long time since we spent a Saturday together with the kids. Hey, can we stop at a toy store while we're out? I need to buy some marbles."


May God bless you in all you do.
- Author unknown
The Dancer In Me
Inspired by Shuren

oh look at sharon in front of the screen,
as happy as can be,
she's found a job which she's fond of,
i bet she's smiling with glee.

so if you're glum and slouching over,
there'll always be work to do,
then you'll get your share of fun,
get to shout out and run,
you could always pack up and leave,

so sit up right and get it straight,
you're lucky you've got a job,
your dreams will always drive you,
so don't be such a slob,

so william thinks he rhymes,
what an idiot what a swine,(snort)
he wouldn't know about working life,
all he knows is how to sip wine,

you'll always have somebody to talk to,
and perhaps sit down and dine,
so when work gets you down,
swallow it down with a pint,(hehe)

Thought of the moment:
"If only we all could find a job that we truly enjoyed"

Sunday, June 02, 2002

Weird Things You Would Never Know!!

Butterflies taste with their feet.

A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.

In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all of the world's nuclear weapons combined.

On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.

On average people fear spiders more than they do death.

Ninety percent of New York City cabbies are recently arrived immigrants.

Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.

Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.

Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.

It's possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

It's physically impossible for you to lick your elbow.

The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.

A snail can sleep for three years.

No word in the English language rhymes with "MONTH."

Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.

Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing. - SCARY!!!

The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

All polar bears are left handed.

In ancient Egypt, priests plucked EVERY hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes.

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.

"Go," is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

If Barbie were life-size, her measurements would be 39-23-33. She would stand seven feet, two inches tall.

A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.

The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.

Almost everyone who reads this email will try to lick their elbow.

Don't forget to pass these weird facts on to everyone you know. They will get a kick out of it !!

Saturday, June 01, 2002


Two men waiting at the gates of Heaven strike up a conversation.
"How did you die?" the first man asks the second.
"I froze to death," says the second.
"That's awful," says the first man. "How does it feel to freeze to death?"
"It's very uncomfortable at first", says the second man.
"But in the end it isn't too bad. How did you die?"
"I had a heart attack," says the first man. "I knew my wife was cheating on me, so one day I went home unexpectedly. I found her alone in the bedroom, doing some knitting. Then I ran all over the house looking for the man, starting in the basement, but just as I got to the attic, I had a massive heart attack and died."

The second man shakes his head. "That's so ironic." "What do you mean?" asks the first man. "If you had only stopped to look in the freezer, we'd both still be >alive."