Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Nothing better to do

Tmn Aman Bball Team in Carlsberg cup 2008 ended with less than a fizzle. 2 weeks ago we lost to a team named "Waterboy" 46-61. I scored a fluke ass 3-pointed that didn't mean a thing. We had lousy movement, no aggresiveness. Once again out-rebounded by a shorter team cos our tall players don't know how to box out or see the floor well. We don't have training, so with a losing record, we did think it was expected. Maybe that's why we don't play that hard. Next match against Kepong Bball team was to be on 27th Dec, after X'mas.

23rd Dec, had buffet dinner with my watch-school mates and Sir at Jogoya Starhill. Honestly, it wasn't worth the money we paid. We did had a fun night tho. The blardy line to Haagen Daaz ice-cream was long. Some peaple scoop ice-cream for their whole table, hence holding up the line. Was a bit of a waste of time lining up, felt that New Zealands ice cream was tastier. Haagen Daaz is just overpriced and promoted better, thats why they have a better market. We went back to hostel all bloated,full and sleepy. Been a long day. Bathe, talk cock with Alvin then sleep.

24th Dec - Half day at N.G. Hayek Watchmaking School, suppose to be 8.30am-12pm. Clean up day. Took apart my lathe to clean the rust out with rust-removing liquid. The liquid smells like the loo, probably has some ammonia in it. After that was done we vacuumed, mopped,wipe everything that potentially had dust on. That done, hands hurt and sweating we waited for Sir to say "go home". Had a pep-talk, QnA session and then its off for a 10day holiday. 25th Dec 2008 til 4th Jan 2009. Had a feeling of sadness leaving the workshop for 10 days, and its just 10 days. Maybe I realised I have nothing to do at all, but it is fun in the workshop. The day before i just made my Winding Stem, altho not a good one in my eyes, I'm happy i made one.
After that it was back to the hostel for a shower and suppose to go watch movie, but Sorpor was lazy, so just end up playing with Mika Chuah Mikmik the Toy Puddle.
Christmas Dinner was at Aunty Alice's place, she makes good lamb stew. Had a nice dinner there, some wine that made me dizzy real fast. Then it was time to dish out the gifts. Seeing i was wearing red, (the same shirt i wore for a 2 Christmases), I became the choice for Santa Claus. Minus the white beard,round tummy, kit, hot young elf lady, I still enjoyed being Santa. Was thinking bout getting real Santa Claus outfit for the next Xmas, but think the heat,stuffiness and humidity in KL will kill me.

25th - had lunch with SorPors family n aunty, quite filling. then it was buffet dinner while i was still not feeling hungry. Ended up with indigestion, lost 2kgs in weight due to lack of appetite. Still feeling the effects of it and appetite hastn't really returned yet.

26th, Went shopping in KLCC and Capsquare. Capsquare has cool auto doors that open outwards instead of sliding. Still wasn't feeling well, went back at 8pm and slept from 8.30pm to the next day.

27th- suppose to play the last match of Carlsberg cup, but wasn't feeling good, so told captain i'm out. Found out the team lost 56-99 to Kepong Bball team. Everyone expected a loss, so... i guess there wasn't much fighting spirit as usual. It takes more than one player to make a diffrence, if the team doesn't function properly, your hopes are all gone.
While the team was playing, i was watching Ip Man, it is a kickass show, R-E-S-T-E-C-P to the man, Ip Man, but duno was Miura actually beaten like shit like that. Hopefully more la. Kudos to Donnie Yen for a good performance. I'd watch it again.

Finding something to do in my free time. But without money, can't even go out for coffee, anyone wants to treat me?

Friday, December 19, 2008


I got an SMS recently from my uni lecturer, saying that my paper has been accepted and will be published soon. Thinking he sent the wrong person a message i called him to find out. Turns out my Final Year Project report was submitted to some Chemistry research body and it was accepted. Wonder what kinda ammendments were done to it. As far as I know I wrote a really crappy report.
So now I get mentioned in a journal, does that qualify me for a chance at pursuing a Masters in Chemistry? Wonder if my ex-uni has part-time Masters program for busy people like me.
oh yeah btw i almost forgot what my FYP title was, something along the lines like umm...Electro-analysis of Zinc Sulphide Thin Films in Varying pH ranges...or something, could actually be a longer title if I remember correctly...nuts...
again...yippie yay yay! It feels good altho not as good as finding out I got accepted into watch-making months ago...that was more exciting.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Carlsberg Cup Dec 2008-report

Last night i played in the Carlsberg cup basketball competition in USJ something, court 8 i think. My team was from Tmn Aman, i was an import to fill up the bench :) Bench warmer la, with all my gas coming out, sure the bench is warm.
We got the early for warm up shots. had a pep/team talk then the game started. Up against a team name "Friends", we had a height advantage over them. 6-4 Franklinstein and 6-3 Vinod. and a host of other players. For the first 5 minutes of the game we looked like a very organized team. Positions were being played well on offence but still lacking on defence. We had the opening basket with a lay in by Vinod, his hoisting the ball high and letting defenders smell his armpits, or bump into his big belly. What happened after that was anyones guess. "Friends" got the lead with a 3-point shot, and stretched that lead to 6 points up to the half time.
After the half time break, we manage to keep within 10 points of the opponents, but at the 4th quarter, it all went downhill, two 3 point attempts (i think) by the opponents stretched their lead over us to 10. And they maintained it til the end.
Physically we were the bigger team, but with lack of game knowledge and proper movement we were screwed over by a smaller sized team. They should be laughing at us by now. Guess we have to buck up and prepare ourselves better for the next game on Saturday 8pm.
I intended to scare them with my superior quickness (yeah right) and jumping ability, but i was running too much that my team-mates couldn't find me to pass. And i made bad plays. Out of 40 mins, i play about 5mins. So much for that. Will try to play better on Sat. sorry no pics. bleh

Sunday, December 14, 2008

What do i do in a watch-making school?

The other day, Alvin made a comment that started my rubbish thinking engine running on overdrive. He said, there was ice on the polar side of Mars to which i said, we also have polar ice caps, does that make us aliens too? What I said to stress the rest of them out is as follows

Me: Humans actually came from Mars, does to pollution and wasting all resources of Mars, and practically driving Mars to destruction, the Human race built huge ass space-ships to haul (evacuate) the people of Mars out of the doom planet. The destination would be earth.
Due to the rush in designing the space-ships, proper QAQC was not done and most of the space-ships were destroyed along the journey to Earth.
Then the landing systems were screwed and the space-ships that arrive at Earth crash landed in various continents. The White ship in Europe, Red ship in North America, Brown ship in South America, Black Ship in Africa,Australia, and the Yellow ship in central Asia.

The Cyprus opens his mouth and calls me a whacko, which makes him my next target. Cyprus has that weird hand coordination where both his hands can do diffrent motions relative to the other. something like the pat-head-rub-tummy-then change orientation experiment/game.

Me conts: Cyprus was one of the pilots of themothership with  his superior skill in hand eye coordination, but being arrogant he started wanking and shot his load onto the control panel, short-circuiting the ships electrical systems and causing most ships to crash land and destroy everyone on board.
The crash was so traumatising to everyone that no one could remember a thing. The great people of our times are those alien intellectuals who have sort of flashbacks that give them ground breaking theories and inventions to help develope the human race into an advanced race, Its just that they don't realise they have previous experiences in another life.

I don't know where i was going with this story but basically we are Martians, and we are destroying Earth and also trying to get back to our home planet, Mars. Just do a proper QAQC the next time we have to evac and don't let Cyprus drive, or keep him under strict supervision at all times.