Friday, December 26, 2008

Touchdown…

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me
A totally insufficient dowry.

On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me
Two nosy in-laws and a totally insufficient dowry.

On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me
Three butter chickens
Two nosy in-laws and a totally insufficient dowry.

On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me
Four Hare Krsna's [Is that Indian?]
Three butter chickens
Two nosy in-laws and a totally insufficient dowry.

On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me
Five Indian games [I want to be the Cowboy]
Four Hare Krsna's
Three butter chickens
Two nosy in-laws and a totally insufficient dowry.

On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me
Six I.T. graduates
Five Indian games
Four Hare Krsna's
Three butter chickens
Two nosy in-laws and a totally insufficient dowry.

On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me
Seven eleven workers
Six I.T. graduates
Five Indian games
Four Hare Krsna's
Three butter chickens
Two nosy in-laws and a totally insufficient dowry.

On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me
Eight Bollywood films [I didn’t eat the baby, was the dingo ate the baby]
Seven eleven workers
Six I.T. graduates
Five Indian games
Four Hare Krsna's
Three butter chickens
Two nosy in-laws and a totally insufficient dowry.

On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me
Nine telemarketers [G'day mate, this is calling Jones, are you wanting greater car rates.]
Eight Bollywood films
Seven eleven workers
Six I.T. graduates
Five Indian games
Four Hare Krsna's
Three butter chickens
Two nosy in-laws and a totally insufficient dowry.

On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me
Ten minute yoga [Think the Lotus, feel the Lotus... drive the Lotus]
Nine telemarketers
Eight Bollywood films
Seven eleven workers
Six I.T. graduates
Five Indian games
Four Hare Krsna's
Three butter chickens
Two nosy in-laws and a totally insufficient dowry.

On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me
Eleven syllable names [Peesaravanmuthu-double-decker-bus]
Ten minute yoga
Nine telemarketers
Eight Bollywood films
Seven eleven workers
Six I.T. graduates
Five Indian games
Four Hare Krsna's
Three butter chickens
Two nosy in-laws and a totally insufficient dowry.

On the twelth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me
Twelve cricket ball tamperers [I was simply correcting the stitching]
Eleven syllable names
Ten minute yoga
Nine telemarketers
Eight Bollywood films
Seven eleven workers
Six I.T. graduates
Five minutes of fame
Four Hare Krsna's
Three butter chickens
Two nosy in-laws and a totally insufficient dowry.

T o u c h d o w n . . .

Saturday, December 13, 2008

7 Secrets to Happiness

Why haven’t I know this before? No, strike that! I’m glad I know this now! There are just seven simple, yet contradictory secrets to having lasting happiness in your life. Here they are, with my thoughts about them.

1. You Need a Solid Core Group of Friends

I find myself most happy when I’m out with friends, going for movies or lunch, or playing games and sports with them. You do need friends and to socialize in order to be happy.

2. You Gotta Have Adventures

I learnt that to make life a bit more interesting, I need to take risks and not stay safe. I have taken some risks, some paid off well, while others created bad consequences. Nevertheless, without taking risks I would not have learnt many of the valuable lessons I have learnt.

Taking risks adds spice to your life. Just try it.

3. It’s Time to Toss Excess Stuff

This is a tough one. It says I need to get rid of stuff I don’t use anymore. Well, I do try to get rid of much stuff that are useless, sometimes I keep small things that may not be useful per se, but carry some value. That’s alright, I believe.

Even when talking about the mind, I need to forget about all the past bad experiences and move on, striving to create new good ones. If I dwell on the past and only find time to regret it, thinking “I could have not done it, I could have done something else”, I am going to waste my present time and in turn my future.

What has happened, has already happened. You can’t change the past.

4. A Balance of Busy and Dead Time Is Key

I’ve seen some people who are just busy busy busy all the time, that they can’t even stop a short while and chit chat a bit with me. I hate such kind of people. At the same time, having absolutely nothing to do kills me a lot. I try to keep myself fairly busy, but at the same time relax.

5. It’s Crucial to Give in to Temptation

This has nothing to do with the Christian view of “temptation” but rather means to treat yourself with something pleasurable once in a while. It’s good to be strict with yourself and control what your activities and life, but once in a while, just give in to temptation and indulge in a little pleasure. On the other hand, over-indulging is also harmful.

6. Liking Yourself Is Nonnegotiable

I can’t stress enough the need to like yourself. It’s the most important secret to being happy. I used to not like myself at all, but then I learnt to admire my good qualities and improve on them. It helps.

I always tell my friends who are unhappy with their physical appearance that it is important that they look in their mirror and tell themselves “I’m beautiful. Those who love me, will accept me just how beautiful I am.”

7. You Must Stop Mentally Browsing

Occasionally I have seen some people who choose something and then wonder if he should have chosen something else. I have had such moments myself, but I quickly dismiss them by reminding myself that I should be happy with myself and my choice. It may not be good to someone else, but it’s the best choice to myself. Why? Simply because I made it. And it makes me happy.

[Read this article to get in-depth explanation about the secrets.]

Friday, December 5, 2008

Dr. Fish Spa

This was so fun! My friend and I went to a fish spa today! It was our first time there and we had so much laughter while 100s of Garra Rufa (Nibble or Kangal) fishes were nibbling on our feet and legs. They were cleaning up our skin by eating all the dead cells.

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It’s a funny feeling when they just keep on sucking on your skin. Imagine, the people at the spa don’t have to feed the fish. They only have to get customers to put their legs in. Extra money!

You should try it. It’s at IMM Shopping Mall near Jurong East MRT, at Level 2, opposite a small toy shop. There are also others around in Singapore, like Tesco Plentong in Causeway and Katong Mall B2 in East Coast Road.

20 minutes @ $10
30 minutes @ $13

Hotline: 9696 5671 / 9145 2177

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Neat Little Trick

Pulling the tab off drink cans just got easier with a new method taught by my friend Lewis.

Usually, when I feel like getting the tab off the a drink can, I’d keep pulling it and pushing it back until it breaks off due to metal fatigue.

But Lewis has a new method. It’s faster and even makes a loud pop sound. You can entertain your friends with it!

  1. Pull open the drink can as usual and push the tab back.
  2. Now rotate the tab exactly 180 degrees (rotate half a round).
  3. Pull the tab again, just the same way as you would pull it to open the can.

Easy as 123

The difference is that the can’s opening is now on the opposite side. Since there is no opening for the tab to puncture, it pops off the centre joint, making a loud noise.

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A good cook and…

My friend and her friend agreed that “Guys want a good cook and a whore in bed.” True, I’d say. But they why don’t we guys put ads like “Wanted: Good Cook, and Whore in Bed”?

Guys don’t say what they really feel, but they strive hard to say what the girl wants to hear. And later on, when the girl finds out he had been lying (not being truthful) all along to keep her, things start to fall apart.

But if a guy does an experiment by being all so truthful about how poor, weak or stupid he is, it becomes clear that there is very little chance of finding any girl. So he pretends to be rich, strong and smart. I’m sure all guys agree.

Girls, would you rather guys be truthful than act in your love scenes as knights in shining armor?

Monday, December 1, 2008

Need a new place to stay

The only birthday gift I received so far was a one-month notice from my current landlord to vacate the premises.

I need to find a new room to stay, preferably near Temasek Polytechnic, Tampines, Singapore.

If anyone can help me out, maybe you have a room for me, or you know someone who might, please give me call. Thanks a lot, reader!