Saturday, November 30, 2002

Back to the East
Went to a friend's place to help decorate his X'mas tree over at East Coast; quite fun. Went for dinner at siglap and then coffee bean. The area has become very happening; the next HV. Talked about the usual stuff since this is a 'writers' bunch. Sometimes it just flies over my head. I miss the East; there's good Korean restaurant we passed by that didn't have a table. Maybe should go down to try again. :)

Friday, November 29, 2002

My brain is screaming!
Had a killer headache and had to take a panadol for relief. Feel much better now. Whole day of running around getting things done but looks like a busy weekend. First thing to do is to get a new hard drive and see what I can salvage. Then putting up an X'mas tree at a someone's place and teaching a friend how to make cheesecake. Man I miss baking. Some good news; landlord said the rent for the place might be lower when we renew the lease. That is one piece of good news.

Thursday, November 28, 2002

Hard drive crash. Oh great. What a nightmare. Shouldn't have ignored those clacking sounds on the HD. ARGH!

Wednesday, November 27, 2002

Should five percent appear too small
Be thankful I don't take it all
'Cause I'm the taxman
Yeah I'm the taxman

The Beatles.. guess they could see the future. :)
Working at Gloria Jean's
I think I do manage to get a lot of work done outside the home. There's just too many distractions; Internet, cable, friends chatting and so on. Got a deadline to beat for Saturday but almost there... just lots of trimming to do.

Was at Gloria Jean's yesterday and there was this young couple making out on the sofa at around 530 pm. Then they headed to the bathroom (it's a joint bathroom) and were still in there when I left at around 6 pm. Get a room kids!
Here There and Everywhere
Great Beatles song. Listening to Revolver. Life is... good? Well it's not bad.
Too close to God
Very disturbing. The whole question is... why? Yes it might help us understand diseases, but is this really necessary?

A group of American and Canadian biologists is debating whether to recommend stem cell experiments that would involve creating a human-mouse hybrid.

The goal would be to test different lines of human embryonic stem cells for their quality and potential usefulness in treating specific diseases. The best way to do that, some biologists argue, is to see how the cells work in a living animal. For ethical reasons, the test cannot be performed in people.

But if the human stem cells are tested that way in mice, any animals born from the experiment would be chimeras — organisms that are mixtures of two kinds of cells — with human cells distributed throughout their body. Though the creatures would probably be mice with a few human cells that obey mouse rules, the outcome of such an experiment cannot be predicted. A mouse with a brain made entirely of human cells would probably discomfort many people, as would a mouse that generated human sperm or eggs.

Tuesday, November 26, 2002

Wanna have fun learning French?
Then buy the Simpsons Season 2 DVD which I've ordered from Canada... and found that it's in French. ;P Will trade for the Season 2 R1 available from Gramophone for S$55. Should have just bought it there!
Photo base
Photos of one of my favourite people in the world. ;)
Older is better
Dumped Winamp 3 and loaded back Winamp 2. Not every new thing is better. Winamp 3 just took up too much memory space.
They've put up barricades around Holland Village. So is this the next terrorist target? With the high number of expats, I can understand their concern. When did this world become such an unsafe place? But I already know the answer.

Monday, November 25, 2002

Die Annuder Day
Watched the latest Bond flick and it's quite good. Delivers everything it promised to; action, silly gadgets, car chases, despicable villains, gorgeous women and all. However, it's pretty much just like any other Bond flick which makes watching it quite optional. For an assassin who lives a life of danger, the Bond films are pretty much safe, predictable affairs.

Also saw the new Audrey Tatou film He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not which wasn't too bad. She acts very well and the film is entertaining, but doesn't have much depth. There is a twist I won't reveal. Not too bad a choice of movie to watch if there's nothing else to see at the theaters.

Sunday, November 24, 2002

Bork Bork Bjork
Win a trip to Rekjavik! And you have Bjork to thank!
Dating in the new millennium
Interesting article:
Take My Ex Please
To this end, a month ago, Elle magazine's blunt-as-an-anvil dating columnist, E. Jean Carroll, started a Web site,, on which women recommend men to other women. "The idea is predicated on a belief in sisterhood not culturally in vogue right now, as the success of "The Bachelor" attests. "For the last 10 years, I've been writing this silly E. Jean column," Ms. Carroll said, explaining her motivation to start a site for which she is currently charging participants nothing. "The No. 1 overwhelming question I get is, `How do you find a man?' and I'm so sick of it because I answer it all the damn time." (For the record, Ms. Carroll has advised going to the Kentucky Derby.) "Lots of my friends know lots of wonderful guys, so I called my sister who designs Web sites, and I said, `Why don't we start something where girls can recommend their exes and anyone else?' "

The theory, of course, is that a woman is more likely to find a man appealing if he comes recommended by a member of her own sex — even if that person is a complete stranger. As Marianna Marra of Tarrytown, N.Y., put it after perusing the site two weeks ago, "A woman would never sell a guy to another woman if she thought he was a jerk."