This was taken last week. It's still there - don't know when authorities are going to remove it. Or maybe it's a weird work of art that seems to be the London rage nowadays.
Here's my bit to report on the credit crunch - bankers still love to drink even if they're not making money. Honestly guys, stop saying bankers deserve it, good for you bla bla bla. Bankers aren't great savers, they spend all their money on random crap, i.e. the rest of the economy! If they fall, you guys fall too.
Lunch during the weekend at St Paul's Cathedral.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
I've not a great track record for birthdays. Here's some I remember.
For my 21st birthday.....
I had a solitary drink with myself in a cold house in an abandoned town, emptied out as students left for holidays.... Got a huge chunk of chocolate from a fierce friend though :)
For my 22nd birthday.....
One of the few good ones, yay! One flew halfway across the world and I had cheesecake :)
For my 23rd birthday.....
I was homeless (really) cause my snake of a real-estate agent welshed on getting my apartment ready for me to move into.
I'll try and do better this year.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Movie premiere at Leicester Square again - learnt it from the YellowCapGuy who's always at every premiere imaginable in Leicester Square.
Watch it happen around 6pm GMT at this webcam...
I think all the main people are slated to come, Kirsten Dunst, Simon Pegg and Megan Fox.
Now most people don't believe me, but I've met Kirsten (randomly, not as a celebrity) when I was in university. I literally bumped into her at a college bar and chatted with her for a while. It was amazingly informal, no one was screaming and asking her for autographs or any of that celebrity nonsense. It was all quite chilled out - she told me she was here for a formal with a friend. I finished up with a "good for you, enjoy the rest of your evening".
Then I went outside and madly dialled people I knew in that college to come down to the bar, Kirsten Dunst is here.
No one believed me.
I thought it would be rude to snap a picture of her since she clearly wasn't in 'celebrity-mode', so instead I opted for the even ruder route of indiscreetly snapping one. The picture is in my hard disk at home, so maybe I'll get around to uploading it later.
Anyways, so yeah if you're near Leicester Square and want to see them, head on over today. And say hi to YellowCapGuy (you can see him in my pics from the SATC premiere).
Ciao, gotta go off and pretend to do something useful.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
The Lady in Front of Me Before Touching Out at Leicester Square Tube
Leicester Square Tube Station
Your railcard is in the wrong way! THE WRONG WAY!
Turn it the other way ROUND! No, no don't flip it! NOOOO that's not going to work!
Who uses a rail card anyway? It's 2008! Use an Oyster card! Here, take mine!
Ok, rail card's in, take the card out and go! GO! The doors are going to close! You can't stop in the middle of the turnstile to adjust your coat!
Aaaaand you're exquisitely stuck.
Why do I always choose the best queue lines?
Monday, September 22, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Most Brits can't cook, everyone knows that.
Ok, maybe apart from Gordon Ramsay and the host of celebrity chefs you can find around London. What I mean is if you yonk any Tom, Dick or Harry off the street, chances are they can't cook to save their life.
I'm not saying my culinary skills are any reason for salutations either, but look what I found while browsing in Marks and Sparks:
Less-than-single-serving, already cooked sealed-in-pack white rice. "Just pop bag in microwave oven and cook for 90 seconds!", proclaims the bag.
I never really understood what was it with the UK and cooking rice. Seriously, is it that hard? I've never seen the equivalent of this for pasta, for example. And pasta is like the staple diet of students across the country. Surely if one can cook pasta, one can also cook rice effectively?
At 79p for cooked rice, that's got to be the best business model ever. How is that a Wise Buy, now I ask you.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
[when chatting to a colleague about wanting to get a larger home]
Cat: ....So you know, since we have a 2 bedroom, and one of it is kind of a study/bedroom really, and we have one bathroom, we need a larger place because we always have guests over. It's fine usually for me and my husband, but when we have a guest over we're usually always on top of each other all the time.
FreeSpirit: When I have a guest over we're always on top of each other.
Ah, I love FreeSpirit, she's funneh.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Remember the song from the earlier days?
We are proud to be Malaysian
With a leader of great ability
There will always be peace and prosperity
And respect of the world community
With Badawi, Najib, Anwar creating headlines worthy of The Sopranos or The Godfather (Leader of Great Ability, or rather Leaders of Great Abilities, note that they don't say Leader of Great Integrity, which would probably be wrong, but Ability which I largely agree with, actually)...
And random yelling, scratching and hair-pulling recently in Permatang Pauh, with cost of living, oil hikes and Budget issues (Peace and Prosperity)...
With the increasing interest of the FT, Economist and other international newspapers (due to our leaders' love triangle going on), I'm not sure how that is Respect of the World Community, but I'll give it the benefit of the doubt.
Then Dad sends me this clipping from the NST. Please tell me it's a spoof.
New Straits Times
23 August 2008, page 43
HONORARY DEGREE AWARD
7TH CONVOCATION CEREMONY UNIVERSITY TUN HUSSEIN ONN MALAYSIA
YANG AMAT MULIA RAJA ZARITH SOFIAH BINTI ALMARHUM
SULTAN IDRIS AL-MUTAWAKIL ALALLAHI SHAH
D.K.II, S.P.M.J., S.P.C.M.
Yang Amat Mulia Raja Zarith Sofiah binti Almarhum Sultan Idris Al-Mutawakil Alallahi Shah has born on 14th of August 1959 in Hospital Batu Gajah, Perak. Yang Amat Mulia Raja Zarith is a third son to Duli Yang Maha Mulia Paduka Seri Sultan Perak Darul Ridzwan and Duli Yang Maha Mulia Raja Mazuwin binti almarhum Raja Arif Shah.
Yang Amat Mulia Raja Zarith Sofiah get early education in Sekolah Rendah Jenis Kebangsaan Datin Khadijah Kuala Kangsar in the state his birthplace namely in Perak. After end of the education in primary school, Yang Amat Mulia continue the education to form one at Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Raja Perempuan Kalsom Kuala Kangsar, Perak.
In the month of September 1972, Yang Amat Mulia Raja Zarith Sofiah have set forth to England for further education in Chaltenham Ladies College, Gloucestershire to form six. Then, Yang Amat Mulia continue learning it in Davies College London in September 1977 and his following year in receive enter to Somerville College, London after having passed Oxford Entrance Examination.
After graduated at Oxford University with Bachelor of Art in June 1983 and follow the traditional University of Oxford, Yang Amat Mulia Raja Zarith will receive Master of Art after three years in 1986. Yang Amat Mulia also is a linguist follow several courses including language Mandarin at the tertiary level, French and Italy language.
As his father, Yang Amat Mulia Raja Zarith Sofiah is a person that talented in picture arts. Refinement of soul, Yang Amat Mulia always watching natural beauty environment immortalize in the form photograph and painting to make look and reference. Yang Amat Mulia Raja Zarith performance become guide to deliver the message education to general public. Yang Amat Mulia concern on women and natural world and it custody aspect in become deep theme in painting.
Yang Amat Mulia Raja Zarith Sofiah comply have interest profoundest field documentation. Apart from producing book, Yang Amat Mulia Raja Zarith doubled up guest writer in the The New Straits Times newspapers and in personal column it “Mind Matters” in The Star newspaper. Besides writing, Yang Amat Mulia comply active presenting a working paper at the conference national level and international.
Education from her father and mother over concern to the people, make Yang Amat Mulia Raja Zarith Sofiah likes engaged in voluntary activities about as Deputy President of Majlis Wanita Johor (ROSE), Chief of Persatuan Pandu Puteri Malaysia Johor branch, Chairman of Nationalistic Community Service Red Crescent Malaysia, Patron of Spastic Children School in Johor Bahru, Patron Rotary Club of Tebrau Foundation, Advisor of Traditional Arts School International in London and become Pro Chancellor University Technology Malaysia (UTM) and becomen Royal Felllow Faculty of Language and Linguistic University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).
As the appreciation towards her contributions of ideas and efforts in the development of education in Malaysia, Chancellor of University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Duli Yang Amat Mulia Tunku lbrahim lsmail lbni Sultan lskandar, Tunku Mahkota Johor, has approbation to presented the awards to Yang Amat Mulia Raja Zarith Sofiah binti Almarhum Sultan Idris Al-Mutawakil Alallahi Shah the Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy in Education at 7th Convocation Ceremony of University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia in this year. Congratulation from us, University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia members.
I'm going to count how many mistakes are there in the article. BRB.