24-Hour Shopping in Rapture

*Back to back. Sacroiliac. Spineless movement and a wild attack. Face to face, sadly solitude. And it's finger popping. Twenty-four hour shopping in Rapture*

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

The Haze Report Part 2

So I thought the past week was bad. Yesterday was like a sneak preview of "Singapore - Nearing Armageddon - what happens if we do not take care of our planet".

Our lovely skyline was gone. It was only 5pm and I could not stop snapping photos as I was driving. I even took one of myself.

Can you really blame me for getting worried that our bright blue skies and nice clean air would never return again?
The trees are dying because the sun has been blocked by thick dust.
1pm looks like 7pm.
Muslim have to fast in such horrendous weather.
Everybody craves for some refreshing drink. Asthma attacks everywhere. Smokers are quitting smoking. Everybody's getting sick.
Singapore will soon be declared an unhealthy state.


Tuesday, October 17, 2006

The Haze Report

So the haze is back. Back since it was last reported in 1998. It's terrible especially for people who are asthmatic and smokers. They suffer the most, I tell you. The government should seriously start investing in huge air filters over Singapore skies to suck out all the pollution. I can already picture it. Whenever the psi is up, these "super filters" I'd like to call it, (i imagined them to look like dish-shaped spaceships) will be sent up to the skies and they will literally suck in the dusty air (perhaps disposing all the dust and dirt back to the source of the haze?) and the air will be breathably clean again in 20 minutes. Something for the Japanese to start brainstorming to invent.

Anyways, as I was driving on the 11th, 14th and 16th October (yesterday), I took the liberty to snap some photos with my handphone.

Presenting, My beautiful Singapore......
(All pictures taken before 5pm, in chornological order starting from the 11th of October to yesterday's haze being the worst):

Blue skies. Smiling at me.
Nothing but blue skies, Do I see.

Bluebirds Singing a song.
Nothing but bluebirds, All day long.

Never saw the sun shining so bright,
Never saw things going so right.
Noticing the days hurrying by,
When you're in love, my how they fly.
Blue days, All of them gone.
Nothing but blue skies. From now on.....
"Blue Skies" by Bing Crosby

Friday, October 13, 2006

"Life is a one way street and if you could paint it, I'd draw myself going in the right direction. So I go all the way like I really really know but the truth is, Im only guessing. "
- 'Just a Thought' by Gnarls Barkley

Thursday, October 12, 2006

"I dig my toes into the sand. The ocean looks like a thousand diamonds strewn across a blue blanket. I lean against the wind. Pretend that I am weightless. And in this moment I am happy... happy."
- 'Wish You Were Here' by Incubus

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

random days of my life, captured

One day in Singapore, I was at a friend's place. It was close to sunset. I looked out the window and saw the sky.

One day, when I was 16, I visited some relatives.

One day in 1980, my mom gave birth to my younger brother Erfan, and then on another day in 1984, she gave birth to my youngest brother Lutfi. They have nicer cars than me and they are posers.

One day at work, I opened an email and a picture someone sent me, couldn't stop me from bursting into laughters.

One day, it was Halloween, me and Dannie scared the shit out of ourselves.

One day, I was driving home from work.

One day, the year 2004 became 2005 and I was at this hotel with my closest friends in Singapore.

One day, I had this crazy friend called Windy who became one of my bestest friend.

One day in Melbourne, I wore boots.

Another day in Melbourne, I made some really great friends and one day we went to this nice place called Phoenix for drinks. We made the effort to dress well that night.

One day in Kuala Lumpur, my dearest friend Ilaiza got married and we all went for her wedding.

One day, my Turkish friend Boris came to visit me in Singapore. We took him to Sentosa where he met this other Turkish dude called Boris too.

One day in Lombok, we went snorkeling.

One day, we were in Singapore and the next moment, we were in Bali and we were excited and happy.

One day in Bali, we were so happy, we ate at pizza hut in front of Kuta beach and took a "class" photo.

One day in Vietnam, I was at Chu Chi Tunnel with Dannie watching a propaganda video.

One day in Nha Trang, I went out to the balcony and was awed by the view from our room.

And one fine day, I will travel all over and see the world before I die.

Monday, October 09, 2006

mondays are like dental appointments

Good Morning World!

I had a good laugh reading my emails at work this morning. One email had correspondences between 2 purchasers (KP and EH), which I was kept in the loop for, cracked me up so well. I have taken the liberty to cut and pasted it down for your reading pleasure. The email started out with an email from a customer suggesting to sell corndogs at our convenience stores. The names have been "initialised" to hide their identities. My comments in

Email from the customer:

why not you all try to sell some instant corndogs?


Email from Buyer#1 (KP) to Buyer#2 (EH):

Hi EH,

For your consideration.


Reply from EH to KP:

Hi KP,
Nobody seem to know what is “instant corndog”?

Can you get more details from MS?

Reply from KP to EH:


i think corndogs is made from corns. i think its corns cobs on sticks.
(ok what’s with the S-es. Are you like spitting on your screen when you’re saying it you lisp-freak!)

Maybe check with vegs?


Reply from EH to KP again:

Hi KP,

Don’t sound right. Why they call it corndog.
(Hmmm… Good thinking EH)

Perhaps we could ask customer directly.
(No shit… You should have done that in the first place or google it or something instead of keeping the whole world in the loop to read your dumb correspondences, bunchaloosers.)


Email from KP to Customer Relations:

Hi G,

Need your assistance to check with customer on what is a instant corndogs.
(Say it with me: “a instant corndogs”)


Reply from Customer Relations:

Hi KP,

I have contacted customer at 11.33am, customer said that the product was available at 7-11 stores under those microwavable products. Customer described the item as smiliar to a hotdog bun with a hotdog that is bigger than those normal size.




I really don't know what else to say, really. I do not know if I'm the only one who found the above most amusing. Please enlightened me - send me a comment or something if you had found the above quite ridiculous. I mean how can anyone not know what a corndog is. Any decent human being who's been to 7-11 or watch tv would know what a freakin' corndog is.