Monthly Archives: April 2008
My central processing unit is in the clinic as I blog. I’m blogging from my aunt’s Toshiba Satellite notebook.
PHWOOOAAAARR!!!!! GERAM CANNOT USE PC FLIPS TABLES GRINDS PLASTIC CHAIRS AND RIPS CABLES!
No pc = starting to get hysterical. Wailswailswailswails
A rather uneventful week except for the major mishap of a boot failure.
I wanna go Wendy’s!!! I wanna I wanna I wanna! Where’s the boyfriend when you need him?! Come out Boyfriend and belanja me Wendy’s! I wanna eat Rakuzen again also! RAKUZEEEEEEN! Come let’s ditch prom and dress up to the nines for Rakuzen! Yong Tau Foo!!! Where’s the nearest Yong Tau Foo??? I wanna eat stuffed brinjals and porkballs! Going giddy on a ladies fingers is great for separation anxiety. Munchmunchmunch.
Oops, I was on a food tirade. Porking thoughts.
OMGOMGOMG MY PC JUST EXPERIENCED BOOT FAILURE WTF IS HAPPENING NOT WHEN I’M IN THE MIDDLE OF DOING MY 3D AND MY ASSIGNMENT SUBMISSION IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER IT’S ON NEXT TUESDAY WHAT’S GONNA HAPPEN IF MY COMPUTER DIES TODAY I’M SO GONNA DIE AND I’LL NEVER BE ABLE TO GRADUATE OH SHIT SHIT SHIT!!!
That was the first line that popped up in my head when I started the damn thing this morning and it took unusually long to boot. Then instead of displaying the Windows loading page the whole screen came out black with these two words dancing in view: BOOT FAILURE.
Oh man, I started panicking and kept rebooting it and still it ended up the same. Boot failure? NOW? What on earth did I do to trigger that?! I didn’t do anything wrong! I was just diligently doing my homework! DILIGENTLY! How rare can it be that I actually am doing my work and not dawdling on my bed? When I decide to be DILIGENT the pc decides to act up. Please do not give me that shit again coz I had enough of it two years ago!
When rebooting didn’t work, I went apes and decided to ask help from my housemate instead. So he came to have a look, restarted it, and voila Windows is starting. And so I was able to blog this magnificently emotional post T__T I have REALLY got to thank his magic finger. I reboot, pc doesn’t start. He reboots, it starts up like normal! My pc is a sexist!
I’m backing up my final year project now into another hard disk and my pen drive in case my computer decides to go apeshit again. I just hope nothing happens.
Oh my gosh I’ve started listening to Bob Marley and the Wailers and it’s surprisingly good! I mean, not surprising that it’s good because ‘Legend’, a posthumous compilation album released in 1984 is the best-selling reggae album ever with a record of more than 12 million copies sold. Also, not forgetting that TIME magazine selected ‘Exodus’ as the greatest album in the 20th century.
I mean, surprising as in me, an indie music lover and mainstream snubbing prat could actually listen to Bob Marley crooning for an hour about injustice, human rights and global unity! I used to HATE reggae with a vengeance because I couldn’t stand Shaggy and Sean Paul going on and on in their accents singing about sex and love. But if I were to put Sean Kingston in my little hate list, Shaggy and Sean Paul can NEVER amount to the raw intense hate I have reserved for little Kingston boy. I hate all his hits, I hate his whiny voice, I freaking hate his accent! They have disgraced Bob Marley and reduced reggae into a cesspool of whiny and annoying so-called hits.
Listening to Bob Marley while doing my assignments made me feel a lot less tensed and gave me a positive vibe, and that’s crucial when I’m slaving away on work at 5am. It’s the time of the day when I:
- CANNOT take lullabies and slow songs.
- CANNOT take rock else I’ll feel angsty and get increasingly fed up about work.
No. 1 is reserved for rainy days and 1-3pm or when I feel like having a quiet time while no. 2 is when somebody pisses me off and I feel like tearing a few heads off.
Okay I kid about the latter. It’s just that these songs have a suitable time to be played and they’re not all round favourites all the time. Marley’s music is the type of music I could listen to at any hour of the day and still feel good in the end. It just feels like sunny days, balmy trees and white sand beaches all the time! Or chilling in the park watching life go by, children play and quaint little fountains. Even though his songs are kinda slow, but the beats allow the music to slowly weave its course and yet at the same time, make me feel good and alive. I guess the lyrics made a certain level of impact on setting the mood but I haven’t really paid attention to the lyrics in full yet.
I don’t really know which tracks I would list as my favourites because I’ve been listening to all the songs by the hour without consulting the play list but ‘Three Little Birds’, ‘Stir It Up’ and ‘Buffalo Soldier’ have been generating a number of repeats. Oh, ‘Three Little Birds’, ‘Stir It Up’ and ‘Redemption Song’ are the three songs played in the movie ‘I Am Legend’.
Right now, I’m just content creating product shelves and listening to Marley wailing. Mmm, one love yo.
I am currently in love with Thom Yorke’s 2006 solo album The Eraser! Nothing perks me up more than the album cover itself!
Nice right nice right! It was created by Stanley Donwood and you can check it here.
Nothing beats Thom Yorke’s voice. It’s so hauntingly melodic that even though you know the lyrics are sad and depressing and heavy, the way he sings the songs paints a different kind of picture. It sounds so gentle it’s almost like a lilt. As quoted by Yorke in Wikipedia, “it annoys me how pretty my voice is… how polite it can sound when perhaps what I’m singing is deeply acidic.”
My favorite songs on the album are The Eraser, Analyse and Harrowdown Hill. Hmm, I think I’m in an electronica phase now coz all I’ve been listening to are this, Four Tet, Air, Album Leaf, Mum and Sigur Ros! Now that I’ve listed them all have I only realised. 😮
Ok la, Sigur Ros is under post rock and shoegaze, so not counted. 😛
Oh oh oh, I went to eat at Rakuzen (Plaza Damas branch) last week when the family went to celebrate my cousin brother’s birthday!
Upon arriving, we had to wait for half an hour before we got our tables… Damn sad right! Everybody had to wait for a table when we’re all so hungry and it’s past 8! I haven’t eaten lunch yet wei!
When we finally got our table, we were led through this labyrinth of a restaurant. You see, the entrance is kinda small, but the interior is awesome! Too bad I didn’t have a camera with me at the moment, else I could have put up pictures here on how awesome the interior is! Heart heart heart! *Eyes go sparkly*
I ordered a Cod fish meal called Grilled silver cod with teriyaki sauce. Aunt ordered the same but had the salty sauce instead while i had the sweet one. Dunno don’t ask why and what’s the difference. Ask the chef. I’m pretty noob on Japanese cuisine. The rest had eel, chicken teriyaki and salmon. I dunno their exact names! Too long, exotic and fancy. Or maybe it’s just me and my amnesiac brain. The fishes were fresh and I was so filled to the brim coz besides the slab of cod I had, I also downed the fruits, the chawan mushi, the miso soup, half the saucer of pickles, california temaki, my slice of my cousin’s birthday cake, half HIS slice of his own birthday cake, some cold siew bak choy and dunno what other aphrodisiacs. *burp*
Everything was fine and dandy, just that the kitchen and the waitress taking our orders seemed to keep fucking up our orders. Firstly, my aunt made the mistake of ordering salmon without consulting the menu. When it arrived, it was fresh… and raw. Cousin couldn’t eat raw, so poor salmon was sent back to the kitchen to be cooked. Then they made a mistake of delivering two cod fish with sweet teriyaki sauce when we only ordered one. Then then right! They served the chicken teriyaki with garlic rice instead of plain rice when the garlic rice was a side order ordered by my mum. (See the chicken teriyaki set was supposed to come with plain rice, then later they charged us for the plain rice and said we ordered 2 garlic rice.So confusing!) Then when we ordered california temaki to takeaway for my poor other brother who was stuck in tuition and couldn’t attend this glorious feast, they gave us california maki (the diced up version) and charged us double the price of the temaki we originally ordered! Damn fucked up right?! All the orders wrong like nuts!
In the end I had to go through the bill to double check everything coz everything was so wrong. What if we paid for something that we didn’t even order? The bill was not cheap either. Everything we ate cost RM300 plus, even the bowl of plain rice which they wrongly charged us cost RM3! If I don’t check can die. RM3 can buy me a complete meal of rice, vegie, chicken and tofu (if you hide the tofu under the vegie well, teehee) at the Cyberia chinese food shop.
Ok la, the food was great, despite all the culinary mishaps. I was surprised that dad actually said the food was great. He’s never into Japanese food and now he likes it, wonder of wonders. And! He never intended to order the eel dish and now he’s saying the eel is fresh and not bad and we should go back and eat again next time. Nice then say nice, don’t say not bad. Wanna compliment then don’t be so stingy with it.
So, everybody’s happy and we lived happily ever after. Riiiiiight. Too bad no photos, else I can upload it here and show off the interiors and the food presentation. Salivating!