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31 July 2005

R&R In Los Angeles

Hey! Hey! From LA! Finally left Las Vegas this morning with much reluctance. However, like the Terminator said, "I'll Be Back".

After a simple lunch and it's off to the mall for I am on a mission. Bumbling-Belle hantamed me with a shopping list for Bath & BodyWorks and I must say that I was quite lucky to find one in Arcadia which was within 5 miles from my place.

Sigh... the things I do for Belle. Bor pian, I am fated to be her FGF
(Fairy God Father/ Fucking Good Friend / For Granted Fella*).

* delete where applicable

First the bladdy mall (Santa Anita Fashion Park) was damn big. It was so big that it housed Macy's, JC Penny, Robinsons-May and Norstrom under a single roof with loads of smaller shops in between these retail giants. It puts Suntec City to shame.

Naturally, being not familar with the place at all, I got lost. Not because I couldn't find the B&BW shop, but rather because I couldn't find the Information Counter because I couldn't find the B&BW shop.

I was glad that the lady at the Information Counter was very accurate and precise with her direction and I found the shop within 5 minutes. When I stepped inside, I was lost again. This time shuttling my eyes between the shopping list and the hundreds of bottles on the shelves. Lim Peh blur liao. The store assistant could spot from a hundred yard that saya fail MSAT (Metro Sexual Aptitude Test) one as I really buay heow jee kee mm kia.

I have to say that I am kan si lang impressed with the level of customer service here and she took over the printed copy of Belle's shopping list and led me all over the store introducing their products and scents**. It felt so good to be shopping there as I machiam like having my own personal shopper. (And she quite chio lah!) Anyway, I think Belle would be happy to hear that I got her a 3-for-1 deal with the shower gel and body lotion. Belle is so going to need to bribe me for this.

** Belle: I think Sweet Pea is by far the nicest. You're so going to love it. Click the photo to see your goodie bag.
After the mall, it was off to the supermarket for some jalan jalan while my Uncle and Aunt did their weekly grocery shopping. Here are some photos to go along with it.

Did you know that the 3 peppers i.e. Red, Green and Yellow are known as the Grocer's Traffic Lights? No? Well, neither did I. I just made that up. Hahahaha. However, if one fine day, people were to start using the term "Grocer's Traffic Lights", you know it came from here. Heh heh. Anyway, the colours were so beautiful together that I couldn't resist not taking a picture.

Mmmmm... beer. Did you know that Corona is actually a damn lousy beer? Word has it that it was so bad that the Mexicans themselves refused to drink it and that's why they had to export it out of Mexico to all over the world. If you want good Mexican beer, I strongly recommend Bohemia. I was introduced to it by an Mat Salleh friend from Arizona. Back then, it was available at Margarita's. But I heard due to importing difficulties on the part of the distributors, it was no longer available. However, don't take my word for it. Ask the boss about it the next time you drop in on the restaurant at Faber Drive.

Talking about beer. Here's a beer joke.

Q: Why are American beers like making love on a canoe?
A: Click on the comments below to get the answer.

Spotted a new flavour from Tabasco. It's the Chipotle (Chee-Poht-Lay) sauce. It is supposed to have a more smokey flavour than the original. I've never liked the original as I though that the taste was nothing but just spicy and sour.

Anyway, I was glad to have discovered this although I am currently stocking Habanero Sauce in my fridge. I strongly recommend this one if you can find it in Singapore. I had to travel all the way down to Hong Kong just to get this. It is super duper yummy with mozarella cheese i.e. pizza!

This one just caught my eye. It is a box of Cinnamon Rolls at USD 1.99. The white stuff you see are not mold. On contrary it is icing sugar. You can hardly see the cinnamon rolls underneath. OMG, there is SO MUCH sugar!!

And the irony is that the Yanks wondered how so many of them became so fat! In fact when I was at the Las Vegas market, I see quite a few people on rental wheelchairs, not because they were ill or handicap. Rather it was because they had gotten so fat that they could hardly walk. How bad is that?!

- Voxeros

1. JayWalk left...
Sunday, 31 July 2005 2:53 pm :: 
Q: Why are American beers like making love on a canoe?
A: Fucking close to water.


2. akk left...
Sunday, 31 July 2005 9:30 pm
hmmm...u made that joke up? hehehhe....anyways, sometimes i think that the obese ppl aren't at fault for becoming so fat, sometimes temptation of so much food really does cause this phenomenon...


3. JayWalk left...
Monday, 1 August 2005 7:19 am :: 
akk: I got the joke from this guy who distributes Remy Martin in Ch1na.
Temptation is one thing but you can always moderate on your intake, can't you?


4. deek left...
Monday, 1 August 2005 11:26 am
Hope u didn't forget your godson's keychain.....


5. jaschocolate left...
Monday, 1 August 2005 12:29 pm
BEER BEER BEER!!


6. JayWalk left...
Monday, 1 August 2005 2:10 pm ::
deek: I have been on the lookout for it. No luck in Vegas. But there is still LA, Memphis and New Orleans to try.

Troy big enough to play with toy aeroplane already or not ah? I scared the parts sharp sharp kena poke eye leh.

jaschocolate: You also a beer aficionado? Ok, on lah. I come back, we go link beer?


7. ei|een left...
Monday, 1 August 2005 2:47 pm
WAH PIANG! the amount of sugar on the rolls is really damn kua zhang.. eeee! too much too much!


8. JayWalk left...
Monday, 1 August 2005 2:58 pm ::
ei|een: Yah lor... these ang mohs siao one... I see already I thirsty liao.


9. jaschocolate left...
Tuesday, 2 August 2005 10:01 am
actually, i'm a vodka gal (those mixed ones hor).. but i dont mind all drinks.. wahaha.. corrupting myself..


10. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 2 August 2005 2:55 pm :: 
jaschocolate: Do you mean those alcohol pops like those you find at 7-11? They are nice though I think they are a bit too sweet.
I am a Barcardi fan myself.


11. lancerlord left...
Tuesday, 2 August 2005 11:31 pm :: http://lancerlord.blogspot.com
I gong-gong go pronounce chee-pot-tel. kekeke...


12. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 2 August 2005 11:39 pm :: 
lancerlord: Well look at it on the bright side, at least it didn't pronounce it like some vulgar hokkien word! ~LOL

Vegas - Final Day

It has been days of sizzling heat in desert Las Vegas with the mercury staying above 40 degrees Celsius. The wind was hot machiam like as if you were standing in front of the industrial aircon fan. *sizzle* Then when it rain yesterday, it not only poured, it hailed ice the size of stones. The storm came quick and furious and was over before I even realised it as I was working in the showrooms all afternoon.

Temperature came back to a more manageable 33 degrees Celsius. It may still be relatively hot, but after baking in the sun in the desert heat, it felt really cool.

Apparently there were 3 Cirque Du Soleil going on in Vegas with "Ka" at MGM Grand, "O" at the Bellagio and "Mystère" at Treasure Island. Ling caught the "Ka" the first night was later found out that she was going for "O"(Cirque again??!) the following night. I could her her groaning under her breath for her tickets were already paid up.

Had I known, I would have sent her to either "Thunder From Down Under", "Chippendales" or "Krave Men of Vegas". Confirm, chop, stamp, she would be a happier camper come (no pun intended) next morning.

As for me, I took a more subtle route to my day as I finished the last day at 4pm. Head back to the hotel for a quick nap before heading down to Craftsteak for dinner. It was yet another excellent dinner down the tummy as we had 16oz. Corn Fed New York Strip and Red King Crab. I would rank Craftsteak behind Fiamma and way ahead of SeaBlue.

The bill came up to be USD 200 and this time I cannot take it already. I need to make back the money!

However, before heading to the tables, I went to watch David Copperfield. We may have seen him to death on TV every public holiday mornings but it was a totally different experience watching him on stage up close. When we watched TV, we always had this nagging thought that it may be camera tricks. It was awesome seeing it in real life. We can see the back of the stage, under the platform, with live audience on stage and yet he was able to make a motorbike and a car appear on stage. Just like that. I see already I blur. I like that way they do the audience layout. Instead of just front facing seats like in a movie theatre, there were tables for 2, 4, 6 people as we were able to order our drinks while enjoying the show. *Happy!*

Next, it was time to get to "work" and off to the to Blackjack tables. Initially, I was a bit apprehensive as I started playing 10 a pop. But after going up about USD 100, it was time to shift to the next gear as I start to go for 25 a pop. Hor seh liao. Lim peh kee hong liao! Pit boss came over and took my Club card for signing in.

The casino si beh chao kuan as the waitress keep pushing free drinks (USD 1 tip for the waitress lah.) my way but I was aware of the effects of getting me buzzed at the tables. Hah! Nice try as I waved them off time and again and was starting to get a bit du lan. I stood up and left with 400 smackers. Not bad for 3 hours' work. Though not enough to cover all my meals but as a subsidy also not bad lah!

Well, I am going to check-out tomorrow morning and head over the LA. I think I will get heart attack when I see my bill tomorrow morning at check-out. Siao liao.

- Voxeros

1. kIm left...
Sunday, 31 July 2005 12:14 am :: http://wispsofstars.blogspot.com
David Copperfield's awesome!! I watched him a few years ago when he came over to perfom in the Indoor Stadium. My jaws literally dropped while watching. He totally rocks!!


2. JayWalk left...
Sunday, 31 July 2005 5:55 am ::
kIm: But one thing about Copperfield was that he aged quite a bit.
His parents were there at the show that night too.


3. jaschocolate left...
Sunday, 31 July 2005 9:14 am
Haha.. Daddy spent so much..very bad..


4. JayWalk left...
Sunday, 31 July 2005 1:08 pm ::
jaschocolate: Bor pian, all part of "business expenditure". Heh heh....


5. ei|een left...
Monday, 1 August 2005 2:51 pm
ARGHHHH! david copperfield in PERSON! arghhh!
i am vely vely vely jealous! *grumble*
he's older, but is he still as hemsum or not ah? hehehe..
congrats on your winnings! at least can cover all the "presents" you must buy. haha! :p


6. JayWalk left...
Monday, 1 August 2005 3:02 pm :: 
ei|een: Compared to last time, less. Some more got perm his hair.
But still as witty as ever. Laugh until pengz from start to finish.

29 July 2005

Vegas - I Am Still Here


Decided to do a pictorial here as I am very short of time to actually sit down and type. This is a picture taken at sunrise. I have been up since 2am and just waiting for the sun to get up so that I can get straight back to work. That's my view from my room with the San Remo in the foreground and the McCarran airport in the not-so-distant left. Can you see the planes and the fleet of private jets. Oh how I want to get my hands on one of 'em yummy Learjets or Bombardiers. mmmmm......

Took this picture while I was withering in 42 degrees Celsius heat. Don't know why I snapped this picture when I am not even staying at the Golden Nugget. Somehow, I thought of Emily when I saw this. So this picture is for you Emily, you nugget!

This is the lobby of my hotel with the front door to the right and the casino to the left. I wondered if our casinos integrated resorts will be as beautiful as this?

This is the Seablue Restaurant that I mentioned earlier. Between this and Fiamma, I think the Trattoria is better.

This is close up of the aquarium from the earlier picture (right of picture). School of silver fishes circling in spectacular breath-taking fashion.

Managed to catch feeding time of the SeaBlue aquarium. That is probably by far, the safest diving trip ever!

If you think the MGM Grand is beautiful, wait till to get to The Venetian. It is the Sistine Chapel on steroids. I was there as the Sands Convention Center was there and connected to it and so we took the opportunity to grab a taxi via the "scenic route".

Michelangelo would have been floored when he sees that somebody has done a one-up over him. Alas, I think we will still remember him as a great artist for he did his Sistine Chapel the old skool way without any aid from technology. Well, at least, he would have been glad that it was he that inspired all these.

Finally found our way out to the cul-de-sac where all the taxis are. It was a long line for taxis, even longer than Taka on a Saturday afternoon. Fortunately, the cabs are in abundance as we snaked our way to the front of the queue in under 15 minutes. While waiting, I took a picture of the ceiling of the porch. Beautiful, isn't it?

- Voxeros

1. vandice left...
Friday, 29 July 2005 1:21 am :: http://twiuc.blogspot.com
Lucky you, uncle! I really should go there nxt yr...


2. hitomi left...
Friday, 29 July 2005 9:14 am
Wow, The Venetian is cool!


3. JayWalk left...
Friday, 29 July 2005 12:10 pm :: 
Vandice: You should. Bring lotsa money!!

hitomi: There is even a gondola ride on the second floor. Si beh 夸张.


4. hitomi left...
Friday, 29 July 2005 1:45 pm
That sounds really fun! Must mark LV as one of my next travel destinations liao.


5. JayWalk left...
Friday, 29 July 2005 2:15 pm ::
hitomi: Contrary to popular belief, LV is not all about gambling. There are a lot of shows to see too.

One thing though. Not cheap.


6. Kelly left...
Friday, 29 July 2005 2:25 pm :: http://www.kellchan.blogspot.com/
Have you checked out Bellagio's water fountain display?
And go checked out Treasure Island ship wreck show... got Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream there some more!
Good for sunny day! :)


7. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 30 July 2005 12:52 am :: 
Kelly: Missed Bellagio's fountain. But since Vegas is going to be a new regular event on my traveling schedule, I'd be sure to catch it during my next trip in Jan.

The pirates at Treasure Island has gone down the drain. They used to have navy vs pirates fights and the sinking of the pirate in the portrayal of good versus evil.

What I saw this time, was a bunch of women scantily clad in bikinis dancing on the pirate ship and then the ship sank. HAR? WTF was that?

Oh maybe it wasn't the weekend, so they don't do it properly?

Then this bus along the street pull up with screaming and giggling girls inside, all stark naked. Took me a while to realise that it was a mobile publicity stunt for some strip club nearby.

8. akk left...
Saturday, 30 July 2005 12:04 pm
Wah....i think the venetian is very beautiful....

9. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 30 July 2005 2:40 pm :: 
Akk: Yah man... so far that's the nicest I have been so far. I in toying with the idea of staying in a different hotel each time I am there.

Hmm... where to next? Treasure Island? Bellagio? Paris? New York New York? Rio? Luxor? Hmm......

10. Zhe Bin left...
Saturday, 30 July 2005 7:59 pm :: http://zhebineverything.blogspot.com
YA THE VENETIAN IS VERY VERY BEAUTIFUL!!!

11. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 30 July 2005 9:19 pm :: 
Zhe Bin: And you wonder where all the money to build all these come from. Hmm....


27 July 2005

Vegas - First Day

Greetings from Las Vegas. I finally made it after surviving 2 flight cancellations. 24 hours of travelling in total if I don't count the layover on Hong Kong the night before.

Let's see... It started at 4:30pm on a Sunday afternoon. Took the bus to head down to Hong Kong. It was a Sunday and with no long weekend holiday on the radar screen, passing through immigration was a breeze except for the HK immigration who were slow as usual. It makes me wonder if those immigration officers were literate in English for each passport handed to them seemed to draw up that expression of grimace like when you knew you were going to score a big fat zero for that F-Maths test.

In order to get from Ch1na to HK, I need to pass through immigrations twice. First is the Ch1na immigration to get out of the Ch1na. Time taken from start of queue to back onto the bus, 10 minutes.

Next was the HK immigration to get into the HK. Time take from start of queue to back onto the bus, 55 minutes. Sigh...

I was always under the impression that HK is more advanced in term of technology and stuff but somehow, the HK immigration is super screwed up for their ineffectiveness and inefficiency. "Global City Jockeying For A More Competitive Regional Advantage" my big fat Tim Sum ass. Until the day, HK gets it's civil service up properly, it is destined to be gobbled up by Ch1na and spitted out. Good luck guys. You're so going to need it.

Finally reached my hotel the MGM Grand at about 6pm (PST) in the evening but it wasn't after a big hoo-hah on the airport shuttle bus where some bapok's purple luggage fell off the bus and got lost somewhere along the streets because the careless driver didn't close the back of the bus properly. Oh groan. All that was quickly forgotten as soon as I stepped into the lobby. Oh wow. It was such a fabulous place and I asked myself what the fuck am I doing there working? Shouldn't it be a vacation instead? NB.

Oh the temptation of the casinos and the shows that is just calling out your name. Chris Isaak, David Copperfield, Penn & Teller, Jerry Seinfeld, Cirque de Soleil, Siegfried & Roy, Celine Dion, just to name a few.

Hopefully, can get my work completed ahead of schedule and then and only then, perhaps there is a sliver of chance to catch David Copperfield? (ei|een: Want anything? Better start being nice to me. You are such a Copperfield groupie. Hiak Hiak Hiak!)

Took a few photos from outside my window and as you can see, all the hotels along The Strip all damn nice. Price is quite good also. MGM Grand is USD 159 per night. This compared to the USD 170 Four Seasons at Bird-No-Lay-Egg city of Greensboro, North Carolina.
The ExcaliburMandalay

It's a fabulous place but kan si lang expensive. Dinner was absolute lip-smacking too but oh at what price tag?!

First night, we went to SeaBlue, a seafood restaurant. We had a Senegal Pink Dorade and a Florida Black Grouper. With 2 beers and tips, the bill came up to USD 150. Makes you SOOOO want to hit the casino to try to make the money back. Sigh.

Last night was a dinner at this Italian trattoria called Fiamma. Party of 4 and we shared a calamari and capparccio for anti-pasti and we had Maine Lobster Gnnochi and Short Ribs Ravioli for our main course. We also shared a Kobe Beef Steak as well. Oh heaven!

I was most impressed with the service. Ling who was feeling cold from the aircon (Hiao lah... wear so little. Cold hor?), asked for a hot chocolate. The waiter was quite taken aback by the odd request but nevertheless went back to come up with the request. The hot chocolate came and Ling said that it tasted exceptionally good. The waiter explained that there didn't have hot chocolate on the menu but gotten the Pastry Chef to melt the pastry chocolate to make the hot and yummy beverage. Kan Si Lang Impressed, I am.

I wondered if the good service came from the restaurant's high standard of service or was it that he had been staring down her dress all evening. Hmm... I wonder.

Also, the little Tabasco bottle was so cute that I grab a few bottles to bring back as souvenir.

Great meal as I shared a Tiramisu with Ling and finished it off with a white Sambuca. Ahh... the perfect finish to an excellent meal.

Price? USD 300 for 4. I am SOOOO going to the casino!!! Must make back the money!!!.... hhahahah... but too bad, no chance leh..... another day of work ahead of me. sigh.....

- Voxeros

1. eemiily left...
Wednesday, 27 July 2005 7:25 pm :: http://eemiily.blogspot.com
oh man! i want those little Tabasco bottles! hahaha been planning to leave a bottle in sch cos the stall selling western food doesn't have! like -_-. lol.


2. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 27 July 2005 7:29 pm ::
eemiily: It just so happen I got 2. I pass you one ok?


3. jaschocolate left...
Wednesday, 27 July 2005 10:49 pm
Sooooooooooo nice!!!! I love the pics.. :p


4. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 27 July 2005 11:02 pm :: 
jaschocolate: Right now because of work, it's can see cannot touch. Sigh...


5. Vandice left...
Wednesday, 27 July 2005 11:09 pm :: http://twiuc.blogspot.com
Wah, steady leh! Have a successful trip. Enjoy Vegas while it lasts...


6. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 27 July 2005 11:25 pm :: 
Vandice: Thanks. I just noticed your "application" on my behalf to Blinkymummy's Beng list. LOL!
I Beng meh? :P


7. Jaslyn left...
Wednesday, 27 July 2005 11:30 pm :: http://precious-jas.blogspot.com
Wow..ur dinner sounds yummy! I'm a sucker for Italian food!


8. Vandice left...
Thursday, 28 July 2005 1:45 am :: http://twiuc.blogspot.com
Lim Beh lose you when it comes to beng-ness... :-p


9. hitomi left...
Thursday, 28 July 2005 1:49 am
More pics, more pics...
Wah, tiramisu... yummy! *drools*


10. Eddy left...
Thursday, 28 July 2005 1:50 am
Waaaahh! Like very nice leh!
It's definitely on my list of place to visit!
I must say I'm most impressed with the service! Yes I agree, kan si lang impressed.


11. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 28 July 2005 11:40 am :: 
Jaslyn: Heh heh... good thing I am leaving Vegas this Saturday. Any longer I will come back Ah Pui Jay-cannot-Walk liao.

Vandice: tmd........ :P

hitomi: Patience my dear, patience. I go there to work one, remember?

Eddy: The hot chocolate ended up more expensive than my Sambuca but I think it was damn worth the money for that level of service.


12. Vandice left...
Thursday, 28 July 2005 11:52 am :: http://twiuc.blogspot.com
Drink more water in Vegas... Its cooking out there. Heat wave killed quite a few ppl in US last few days. Take care, tua beng kor kor... Or shld I say UNCLE Beng Beng...? :=p


13. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 28 July 2005 12:22 pm :: http://voxeros.blog-city.com
Vandice: Uncle YOUR HEAD lah.... see gin nah... kio lim peh uncle. NB. I POKE your eye ah!!
:P


14. Meepok left...
Thursday, 28 July 2005 1:27 pm
Jay - 2 things you must do while you're there.
1. Watch Blueman Group @ Luxor 2. Whack the 1 pound lobster tail @ Smollensky's steak house. I think it's US$80. Damn good and good value for $$.

Been there a couple of times. Had a lot of fun each time staying @ different hotels.
Be safe and win some $$.


15. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 28 July 2005 11:21 pm ::
MeePok: Yes Yes! The 3 blue men that we see on Intel ads. It's definitely a toss up between that and David Copperfield.

David Copperfield because it's in the hotel where I am staying and I don't have to wait 30 minutes in line for a cab to get back from Luxor after the show.

But then again, I think we have seen Copperfield to death already. So Blue Men Group is quite appealing too. I only scared my dad, who is traveling with me, kuar bor.
How?


16. a crunchy green apple left...
Friday, 29 July 2005 1:45 am
Enjoy yourself in the City of Sin! ;) Hehe that's all i want to say for now... You are so lucky man. I need a holiday sigh.


17. ei|een left...
Friday, 29 July 2005 12:12 pm
ARGHHH! david copperfield! argh!
*drool*
18. JayWalk left...
Friday, 29 July 2005 12:13 pm ::
crunchy: I am here for 3 days already and still working. Not much of a holiday so far.
I should be finishing up tomorrow afternoon and got tickets for David Copperfield tomorrow (MeePok: Blue Man no space leh. Probably try when I return in January).
After that, it's time to hit the tables. Heh heh...


19. JayWalk left...
Friday, 29 July 2005 12:15 pm ::
ei|een: So how are you going to bribe me to bring you a Copperfield souvenir?
Sekali, bribe already then tomorrow discover dun have souvenirs, then really die jialat jialat.


20. akk left...
Saturday, 30 July 2005 12:03 pm
wah lau...i feel sad for u that u are working there, but at least u get to see the sights! really bright and shiny lor....so nice....


21. ei|een left...
Saturday, 30 July 2005 12:35 pm
hehehe.. 

jaywalk gor-gor.. you vely hemsum leh (even though i never see yo before, but surely must be vely yandao one!) 

you are such a vely vely extremely wonderfully terrifically niiiiice person. 

phwoar! i think hor, jaywalk gor-gor, you this kind of man, hor.. extinct already leh. 

where to find such powderful kind of good man nowsadays liao? i think you are the only one left aleady.. 

since you are the bestest of the best, hor.. i buy you one bottle premium most tok-gong tiger beer at high class kopitiam, okok? 

bwahahahaha! ;)

25 July 2005

School Boy Series (Part 2.1) - NickCruiser Supplement

I chatted with Emily recently regarding my blog about Nick the Filipino Cruiser where she remarked that if the rumour was true, Nick's daughter would have been her age.

This kinda prompted my next question to everybody reading this.

How would it feel if, assuming you, under 20 years of age, are a girl and your dad is still in his 30s? Or assuming you are a guy, your mom likewise?

Can you imagine finding yourself cheonging the same places as your dad/mom?

Worse, because of the latter's financial advantage, he/she goes right in while you find yourself stranded at the back of the queue inching toward the mercy of the bouncer/door bitch.

Or lagi worse, he/she openly calls out to you "Ah Boy/Girl ah? You got enough cab fare to go home later or not? Oh yah, your jeans washed already. It's hanging to dry in the balcony." Wah lau eh. Kan si lang lao kwee.

The closest I've ever encountered is a friend's mom who partied with us at Zouk wine Bar. She was in her late 40s when we were just a bunch of pathetically poor undergrads. While I know that I kinda restricted the age limit in this blog to under 40 and she was over by about a decade, I would make the exception for her here as she doesn't act like she was almost 50. She was so full of energy that I was totally floored in awe, when I first met her.

My friend, Teng, was ok about it coz according to him, they have been "doing this" since JC days". Teng's mom, Ivy, was one happening mother who was also generous with her young friends. While we know it is kinda awkward to be leeching on the booze and smokes, it must be said, it was Hubson's Choice as we were penniless students. Besides, how to say no to booze?

Going forward, she was a class act who didn't put up any airs. She talked to us as equals and just as freely as she dispensed her advice, she was also very open minded to hear what we had to say as well as our new ideas.

As with all booze, there was naturally this thing called the beer-goggles. She was already quite a good-looker to begin with and the goggles made her lagi more appealing with every peg of alcohol that flowed freely down the esophagus.

We had an incident one time with a certain Alex, fully buzzed on the booze confessing his crush on Ivy, to the side-splitting laughter of the entire bunch, sans a certain visibly annoyed Teng who was totally NOT amused.

She laughed, shielding her face with her hands like a school girl while stomping her feet.

She stepped over and planted a wet one on his blushing cheek and called him a "Silly Boy" while attempting to rub off the lipstick mark with her fingers thereafter.

Alex was out of commission for the rest of the night as he just sat there totally smittened and spaced out.

... and NO, Ivy did not "tah pao" the young Alex home that night. It would have to be over Teng's cold dead body. hahahahaah.....

Anyone have young parents? How is it like? What about if anyone know somebody who have young parents? Share with us here, won't you?

- Voxeros

1. kIm left...
Monday, 25 July 2005 1:01 am :: http://wispsofstars.blogspot.com
Oh my.. I cant imagine my mom going clubbing. With me nonetheless. Nonononono. She would be saying "Wah.. So smoky here! Go there go there! CANNOT DRINK!! Drink PLAIN WATER!!!"

But I think it's totally cool to have young parents. Generation-gap does not help me at all!


2. JayWalk left...
Monday, 25 July 2005 5:30 am :: 
kIm: Sekali, it's the other way round to see the child nagging at the parent to stop buayaing your friend!!!

Anyway, thanks for dropping by. Just found out about your site on Saturday from Technorati when it said that I was linked to your site.


3. kIm left...
Monday, 25 July 2005 10:22 am :: http://wispsofstars.blogspot.com
Haha. Yep, I just linked you. Realized your blog is damn nice, and I'm lazy to go look for your link every time I wanna read you.


4. AKK left...
Monday, 25 July 2005 11:13 am
if my mum wants to chiong, she can go chiong herself, I dun think I would like to see that kiss happening with one of my guy frens my age. the thing is, she is free to do anything, provided I dunno the person she's involved with.


5. JayWalk left...
Monday, 25 July 2005 1:12 pm :: http://voxeros.blog-city.com
kIm: Wah... say my blog "damn nice". *blush* Glad to know that you liked it.

AKK: I think the real problem here will be when you realised there and then that your mom is having a lagi more happening time that you are. Wah... that one really cannot take it. :P


6. hitomi left...
Monday, 25 July 2005 1:34 pm
*sugar daddy* material. Attracting all the xiao mei mei. You can probably try chiong-ing with Faith next time. *LOL*


7. JayWalk left...
Monday, 25 July 2005 1:45 pm ::
hitomi: Oh I wish she would let me! But I think perhaps our age-gap is just too great to overlook?


8. ei|een left...
Monday, 25 July 2005 2:42 pm
i think young parents can be kinda cool. of course, as long as they're open minded enough.
go clubbing with mummy and daddy, then got people to pay for my drinks, liddat very good leh!! haha :p

i have friends whose parents are totally cool about the whole "hang out with your friends and we all drink and talk cock together" thing. their parents drink and smoke with us, and they sometimes even act younger than us! heh.

i envy my friends, sometimes. would be nice to have "open" parents. but i suppose not everyone can be like that. and i know my parents love me in their own way :)


9. JayWalk left...
Monday, 25 July 2005 2:47 pm ::
ei|een: I guess the uncomfortableness is all psychological.
Maybe if can get over the initially mental barrier, then it will be all good.


10. Pam left...
Monday, 25 July 2005 4:58 pm
eh, over here, there are grandparents who are 30 something ok...! :) (really, no joke).


11. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 26 July 2005 9:57 am :: 
Pam: No way? Grandparents? Shit, I wonder how the family photo looked like.


12. Pam left...
Tuesday, 26 July 2005 4:02 pm
that's when you daren't say 'out shopping with your dad/mom?'... you don't know if they are mom or grandma! i worry the day i bring my kid to school and i have people my age bringing their grandkids to school while their good for nothing children sit at home... doing nothing. oh...i can sense another rant coming up!


13. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 26 July 2005 9:54 pm :: 
Pam: I am beginning to understand what you are talking about. Are there that many of them?


14. Pam left...
Wednesday, 27 July 2005 4:37 pm
yes...there are MANY. and they don't pay tax... and they get lots of benefits. as an aside, apparently some of the would-be bombers have been on benefits (free house, free utilities...at least, plus extra money for food/booze/fags).... ! argh. makes my blood boil.


15. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 27 July 2005 6:18 pm ::
Pam: Hmm... you starting to sound like a Republican or in the England sense, a Conservative?


16. Pam left...
Wednesday, 27 July 2005 9:11 pm
i think i'm sounding like a normal taxpayer not willing to spend my money on wasters. it's ok to have benefits for the young, the old, the sick. but when they pretend sick? when they can't be arsed to work? that's where the problem begins. when they spend the money they get for baby, on fags and drinks, that's when it makes me blood really boil. did you know, the old have to PAY TAX on top of the benefits they get? so it's taxable 'income'... for income that they earned and paid into when they were working.


17. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 27 July 2005 9:29 pm :: 
Pam: Oh well, no place is perfect. So you wanna come back to Singapore?
Our gahmen say Singapore got no poor peepur leh. How?


18. Pam left...
Wednesday, 27 July 2005 10:22 pm
would like to come back when the time's right..! Singapore got no poor people ah... clearly the Geylang/Chinatown MPs ought to be shot! they not doing their job right in campaigning for their people!!! maybe that should be my new job... hm.


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Wednesday, 27 July 2005 11:03 pm :: 
Pam: This one ah. You must go ask MeePok liao

24 July 2005

Tiew Lei Loh Mo Chow Shoe?

Ok, let's trace this baton. I kena from --> TheAngryLittleGirl* who kena from --> Almonds&Diamonds who kena from --> Ed,Edd&Eddy who kena from --> Kel,Kell&Kelly.

Total Number of Shoes you own:
I have no bladdy idea. I have a few pairs in Singapore and a few pairs here. Also got a friend who owns a shoe factory... so I guess the number is infinity? (Eat your heart out, Imelda!)

But here's a few that deserves special mention.

- 1 pair of Johnston & Murphy in black (which I bought specially for Deek's wedding.)
- 1 pair of Bruno Magli in black (my favourite!)
- 1 pair of Loakes in Burgundy
- 1 pair of Nike Aqua Sock
- 1 pair of Timberland Deck
- 1 pair of Bally Deck
- A few pairs of business shoes which in fact are golf shoes so that I can walk from office straight onto the golf course and back without anyone the wiser.

The last shoe you bought:
Footjoy Contour

How many shoes do you have underneath your work desk
1 Hi-Tec Hikers - I am wearing them now.

Five people to whom I'm passing this baton
Bumbling Belle - She is dying to tell the whole world about her Ninewest Cardigan!
Ang Ku Kueh - Still feeling "tired"?
ei|een - If you do this, I will show you a picture of Orange-flavoured cigarettes.
Hitomi - Time to reveal your blog to me!
Sheena - Hope this will get your lazy butt to blog something?

Image Credit: http://www.golfsmith.com
- Voxeros

1. akk left...
Sunday, 24 July 2005 1:38 am
okie...give me time siah? thankee!


2. Vandice left...
Sunday, 24 July 2005 1:57 am
Muahaha. I know your favorite! Golf shoes!


3. Zhe Bin left...
Sunday, 24 July 2005 4:50 am
why is akk tired?


4. JayWalk left...
Sunday, 24 July 2005 9:14 am
akk: Sure thing. Take all the time you need.

Vandice: Au contraire, mon amis. The Bruno Magli was my all time favourite and it is a black buckled dress shoe. I loved it for the very elegant lines. Magli outdid themselves with this pair.

However, the next pair that I've set my eyes on is indeed a pair of golf shoes. I am looking at the Oakley Daisy Cutter which I was told is very very lightweight. Even lighter than the Footjoy Contour that I am currently wearing.

Zhe Bin: That my friend, you'll have to go ask her yourself. Careful not to make her blush. LOL!


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Sunday, 24 July 2005 1:23 pm :: http://theangrylittlegirl.blogspot.com
Wah, I didn't expect my star to be a permanent one!


6. JayWalk left...
Sunday, 24 July 2005 1:38 pm :: 
AngryLittleGirl*: But of course! :)


7. akk left...
Sunday, 24 July 2005 9:55 pm
WAH LAU!!!! why u write my blog add??!! u ask for quote and i give mah, i so nice and this is how u treat me!! arrgghhhh!!!! now everyone will know I got constipation!!!! *whack!!!*


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Sunday, 24 July 2005 10:00 pm ::
akk: You have constipation? We didn't know until now that is.
All along I thought you were just giving sound advice. Oops. :P


9. hitomi left...
Monday, 25 July 2005 9:48 am
I need time oso. lazy lah...
Golf shoes can wear all over the place meh? Won't get spoilt?


10. JayWalk left...
Monday, 25 July 2005 1:09 pm :: 
hitomi: Those type are the rubber soled spikeless version. Those type can. The down side is that as soon as the sole wears out, you have to throw the whole shoe away, whereas you just replace the spikes for the regular golf shoe.


11. hitomi left...
Monday, 25 July 2005 1:32 pm
Just another excuse to get a new pair...


12. JayWalk left...
Monday, 25 July 2005 1:43 pm :: 
hitomi: au contraire, mon cherie. I don't change shoes very often one.
One thing about my dress shoes is that they are all leather soled. Hush Puppies are out for me, although they are damn comfortable.

My Bruno Magli was bought in 1997. Johnston&Murphy also quite long liao er... (eh Deek, you married how many years already har?). The Loakes was bought in 1998 in London just before the France World Cup.

One thing good about these shoes is that with proper care, they last a long long time. You need a pair of cedar shoe trees for each pair of shoes to keep them properly shaped and the cedar wood is a natural bug repellent.


13. ei|een left...
Monday, 25 July 2005 2:37 pm
oh dear oh dear.. time to go and dig out my shoes liao..
but good lah, at least now i got motivation to pack them! haha!
by the way, i think i already seen those orange flavoured cigs before. but they taste like crap. yuckyuckyuck! :p


14. JayWalk left...
Monday, 25 July 2005 2:41 pm :: 
ei|een: I wonder if they have D-24 durian flavour one? Hmm....


15. lancerlord left...
Monday, 25 July 2005 4:47 pm :: http://lancerlord.blogspot.com
That's a powerful title! :)


16. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 26 July 2005 9:56 am :: 
lancerlord: Where got powerful? Just throw shoe only what... :P


17. ei|een left...
Tuesday, 26 July 2005 12:02 pm
durian flavour?! YUCKYUCKYUCK! sorry lah, i cannot stand durians. smell already i wanna faint.

everytime my parents buy durian, sure kena scolding from me. and then they will laugh like hell at me. i think they buy durian purposely to irritate me. *grumble*


18. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 26 July 2005 12:25 pm :: 
ei|een: If not durian, then what would be a wierd but cool flavour?

23 July 2005

School Boy Series (Part 5) - Albert The Penknife Slasher.

What better way then to finish this School Boy Series with the grand finalé of Albert The Penknife Slasher. Actually, he was also Albert The Pink Lacy Panty Man but too bad my blog couldn't take such a long blog title but we will get to that later.

Albert was my Sec 2 classmate like MeePok and likewise, he was also part of the chatek gang since Sec 1. Well, the game of chatek came with 2 forms depending on what we prefer to play that day. One was court chatek where we have single, doubles, 3-aside or 5-aside. Rules are similar to any other court games like volleyball, sepak takraw etc. You get the idea.

Then, there is the "Circle" where we all gathered around in a circle (duh!) and pass the chatek around in the hope that the guy will fumble, drop the chatek and be tagged out. Winner of the round would be the last man standing.

Albert was famous for his "I WANT TO PLAY! I WANT TO PLAY! ... DON'T PASS TO ME! DON'T PASS TO ME!". For despite his great passion for the game, his lack of coordination meant that he sucked big time. We still love him though.

Incident #1 - Albert The Penknife Slasher.

Albert sat behind me in class (another ceiling fan junkie) and I had borrowed his penknife that particular day. As I was working on some art and craft in between lessons (was chasing some girl lah!), I have to leave my project under the desk every time the teacher for the next lesson stepped in. As it was quite a complicated art project (my girl-chasing effort got standard one ok!!) and the time between lessons were very short, the project was under my desk throughout the day with the penknife on loan for the longest time.

Albert was getting impatient with the penknife being away for so long and he came over and grabbed it back.

"Basket! Borrow penknife for so long. Don't want to return it, is it?" He said as he slashed my back with the penknife, thinking the the blade was retracted.

At the moment, I felt a stinging HOT sensation running across my back. The blade was still OUT! As I was not done with the penknife, I left the blade as it was, under my desk, thinking that I was going to get back to the project later when the lesson was done.

The blade sliced through my school uniform and into my back. The newly carved white line on my back started to turn red as blood started to gush out of the wound.

Albert was stunned as he realised what he had done. I was writhing in pain as a patch of red, as a result of my uniform soaking up the blood, started to expand. Fortunately, the wound was very shallow and the bleeding was stopped very quickly. The penknife was confiscated and my project that day came to an abrupt end.

I explained to the teacher, in Albert's defense, that it was a freak accident and we both avoided the dreaded trip to the principal's office.

It was a funny scene at the end of the day at the flag-lowering ceremony. All the guys standing behind me were staring at my back in disbelief, as my uniform was flapping in the wind, in sync with the flags. My uniform machiam Japan flag with a red blot in the middle.

I won't go into the details of my bus trip home that day. That would be another story another time.

Incident #2 - Albert The Pink Lacy Panty Man.

Being a school with a long tradition of winning the School Nationals in swimming. It was hardly surprising that swimming was a constant staple in our Physical Education curriculum. It was a morning PE session in Sec 4 as we started off the school day in the changing room of the pool getting into our trunks. The lockers were very old and offered hardly any security at all. A whack in the right spot of the locker door and it would be unlocked. Simple as that. Just think of Fonzie of Happy Days working the jukebox at Al's.

That one morning, we had Rick who stole a pair of panties from his sister. We waited for Albert to finish changing and out of the changing room, before we broke into his locker. We threw away his underwear and stuff the panties in its place. Closing back the locker, we trooped out to the swimming pool with a mischievous grin on our faces, eagerly waiting for the swimming to be over. Oh how we snickered at the blissfully ignorant Albert as we did our laps.

Swimming's over and it was back in the changing room again. We all hovered around his locker, pretending that ours were also nearby.

The jaw-dropped expression on Albert's face was priceless when he fished out the little pink lacy thing only to quickly stuff it back in to prevent anyone seeing it. You could see panic in his eyes as he rummage through his bag over and over again for that elusive white crocodile that was in the garbage bin, a distance away.

Next, it was a game of whodunnit "Cluedo" as the flustered Albert scanned the changing room for guilty faces. We were in top form that day as all of us mustered our best nonchalant poker faces. Deep inside, we were going to explode for holding in the laughter so desperately.

It was the hardest decision of Albert's life that day? Keep the trunks? Wear the panties? Or Ling Long Bell?

As it turned out, Albert decided to wear his school pants over his trunks for the rest of his day. As the trunks was wet, his school pants, despite being navy blue, started to form a even darker dark blue patch as the water soaked through. It must had been the longest day of his Sec 4 life, as the whole school couldn't walk by him without a snickering finger pointing at "Dark Blue".

His Crocodile was never recovered.

- Voxeros

1. anna left...
Friday, 22 July 2005 7:34 am
Albert sounds damn fierce with the penknife. Fortunately, it wasn't a deep cut. "Basket" brings back good memories. Used to hear that alot.

This is hilarious! I can just imagine his horror when his croc undie was gone, and fish out a pink lacy one instead. You guys were cruel.


2. JayWalk left...
Friday, 22 July 2005 8:39 am :: 
anna: Yeah, we were a mischievous bunch of idiots, aren't we? ~LOL


3. vandice left...
Saturday, 23 July 2005 1:53 am :: http://twiuc.blogspot.com
The school pants dark blue wat. Don't wear undies lah!


4. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 23 July 2005 7:18 am ::
Vandice: That one I really dunno liao. Perhaps he was afraid that we might strip him at the bus stop after school?


5. jaschocolate left...
Saturday, 23 July 2005 11:22 am
Wau lau.. bully ppl like that.. very embarrassing to be wet down there leh...
Btw, i also accidentally cut my friend before in primary school.. jialat..


6. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 23 July 2005 11:27 am :: 
jaschocolate: Bully? Where got? It's only a prank. Here's the difference.
Bully: We laugh at you.
Prank: We laugh with you.
Get it?


7. jaschocolate left...
Saturday, 23 July 2005 11:53 am
He was not laughing mah.. so is confirmed guranteed plus chop chop BULLY..


8. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 23 July 2005 12:42 pm :: 
jaschocolate: Where got bully? We still laugh about it today when we think back. Sigh... the good old days.
In a way, we all have our fair share of pranks, be us the perpetrator or the victim. So I say everybody's pretty even.


9. Zhe Bin left...
Saturday, 23 July 2005 12:48 pm
HAHA. this brings back a lot of memories lah! wallets and handphones were our targets everytime. er.. we didn't exchange though; we kept it.


10. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 23 July 2005 12:56 pm :: 
Zhe Bin: Last time where got handphone one? Card phone also dun have. Make phone call need to tong the 10-cent coin one.
时代不同了。 唉!


11. ei|een left...
Saturday, 23 July 2005 1:31 pm
bwahahaha! now i know why they say young boys are damn horrible..
if i were him, i would have just gone ding dong bell. commando is definitely better than wearing wet trunks! heh.


12. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 23 July 2005 4:38 pm :: http://voxeros.blog-city.com
ei|een: But you must understand, at that time just finished swimming. So ding dong, no bell. Only a pair of shriveled up sng bueh.

I think he felt insecure lor.

Either that or he scared his little brother catch cold and ah choo already all the mucus come out.

Ok... I am so grossing myself out here.


13. lancerlord left...
Saturday, 23 July 2005 7:21 pm :: http://lancerlord.blogspot.com
Penknife stabber. Fierce!


14. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 23 July 2005 7:48 pm :: 
lancerlord: Penknife slasher actually. I was a mechanical pencil stabber when I was in Primary 2. The other kid's folks come to "visit" my parents as a result. I kena whacked jialat jialat for that incident.

The good thing however, was that the kid never dared to kuai lan with me again.
He is a doctor now. I am glad I set him on the straight path then.


15. hitomi left...
Saturday, 23 July 2005 11:04 pm
wah, you so hiong one ah?


16. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 23 July 2005 11:22 pm :: 
hitomi: 所谓 "狗急跳墙". Bor pian. Guai lan kia provoke me that day until damn jia lat... I lost it.
But that was in the past lah. Now old already. Mellowed down liao.


17. eddy left...
Sunday, 24 July 2005 12:55 am
Wah, your school days so happening! I don't seem to recall any interesting incidents during my time leh.


18. JayWalk left...
Sunday, 24 July 2005 1:00 am ::
eddy: You sure got one lah... just need to think hard.
Either that or you haven't been very observant lor.
Why? Too busy oogling at girls har?


19. akk left...
Sunday, 24 July 2005 1:37 am
hahaaha....so funny, in my JC, we stripped the birthday ppl...and anyway, why not wear pants without the trunks?


20. JayWalk left...
Sunday, 24 July 2005 9:22 am ::
Akk: Good question but as I have just told ei|een, he probably scared that his two sng buehs may run away.


21. The Angry Little Girl left...
Sunday, 24 July 2005 1:26 pm :: http://theangrylittlegirl.blogspot.com
hehehehehhehe. sng buehs.
I learnt something new today.


22. JayWalk left...
Sunday, 24 July 2005 1:46 pm :: 
AngryLittleGirl*: Acherly hor... got a lot more different names to call them but let's keep this blog PG-13 ok? :P


23. hitomi left...
Monday, 25 July 2005 9:45 am
Aiyo... are you sure it's PG-13?


24. JayWalk left...
Monday, 25 July 2005 1:07 pm ::
hitomi: Ok lah... NC-17? Can?


25. Meepok left...
Monday, 25 July 2005 5:05 pm
I know where his undies are. On the flag mast near the swimming pool. I threw it there. It was flapping in full glory the last time I saw it.


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Tuesday, 26 July 2005 9:58 am :: 
MeePok: You took it? Eeewwww...


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Tuesday, 26 July 2005 10:25 am
Yucks, I can almost see a yellowish pair of underwear flapping in the wind...


28. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 26 July 2005 12:22 pm :: 
hitomi: I so do not want to visualise that. Oh gawd.....

22 July 2005

Demise Of The DeathStar (For Now...)

I am putting the Part 5 of the School Boy Series on hold to insert this blog.

Just found out from ZheBin this morning that Bandung Vader's blog was hacked and everything in it got wiped out. That to me is nothing less than Blog Terrorism which I absolutely denounce.

For the record, I was not the perpetrator. I may have said something about shutting down her blog in my earlier entry but it was under a totally different context. Besides, my programming skill machiam half-past-six only. How to hack? Give me a dummy's guide to hacking, I would still fail miserably.

As much as I have a distaste for the stuff that she writes, it doesn't give me any right to say that she should stop what she is currently doing. It's her own blog and she can do what she wants with it. If you have an issue with it, keep it within your own confines. I mean, do you break into somebody house to rearrange her furniture just because you disagree with her taste in interior decor? If you disagree, you rearrange your own furniture in your own home. No?

Hacking and wiping out somebody else's blog is totally uncalled for, not matter how cheesed off you are with the person in question. Some of you may not sympathise with her (some may even be rubbing hands with glee), calling it retribution, calling it karma.

The stupid thing is that by playing the vigilante and destroying someone else's blog in the name of "justice", this perpetrator isn't doing any better. If Bandung Vader hits below the belt, then this idiot hacker hits even lower than that.

This is beginning to sound like a game of tit-for-tat and its never-ending cycle. The old saying goes, "To forgive is divine." Let us not forget that.

I have a new Dumbass Of The Week II. He/She goes under the moniker of "ISupportXiaXue".

"... I wish the hacker will be forever in hell and his whole family members get banged by cars, his children get raped, his loved ones get killed by rapists and his house get robbed..." - ISupportXiaXue (21 Jul 2005)

This is the work of the hacker himself. Why wish for his family to get "banged by cars"? His children "raped"? His loved ones "get killed by rapists"?

WHAT THE FUCK HAS IT GOT TO DO WITH THE REST OF THE HACKER'S FAMILY???!??

Maybe, it's because of the fact that I have children of my own that I just get really riled up when I see "rape" and "children" in the same sentence.

For a moment I so wanted to wish the same things to happen to this idiot and his/her children, his/her loved ones, thinking that it would be sweet poetic justice. Think again as that would mean me getting sucked into this big vortex of vindictive hate. Nice try, Dumb Ass II.

On the other hand, I have a suspicious fear that this fiasco may be staged by Bandung Vader herself in a desperate bid to gain public sympathy (let us not forget publicity, lotsa it!) and to improve her currently tattered PR.

However, I would like to go on record, that I have my doubts on the latter. As such, I would give her the benefit of the doubt. I believe that she was a genuine victim in this attack. What do the rest of you think?

Here's another question to all.

1) Don't you guys backup your blogs? I do mine on a monthly basis.

2) As each blog that you write accumulates, it would after some time, add up to quite a sizeable chunk of personal memories and comments. What do you intend to do with all the blogs that you have written at the end of the day? For me, I am going to compile it into a book to pass it on to my grandkids and their kids. Something like a Memoir to mark my legacy.

Anyway, let hope, with the help of the Blogger.com/Blogspot.com and the relevant ISPs that this perpetrator be caught and brought to proper justice.

Question: Are there laws to prosecute these perpetrators when they are caught?

AFTERNOTE:

I was in the middle of a golf tournament when Hitomi yahoo-ed me on my mobile telling me that WonkyTong also kena hacked. While I am not really bothered with Bandung Vader's, I am especially worried about the latter for I am afraid that the setback may to be too overwhelming for her that we may lose her forever.

WonkyTong, we are all behind you on this one. I am sure everybody would be willing to chip in to help out with the rebuilding. Just say the word although I am not really sure how we can help.

- Voxeros

1. Vandice left...
Thursday, 21 July 2005 11:21 pm :: http://twiuc.blogspot.com
WT got part of her archives (till June) back online already. My blogline feed actually has the hacker's post on it but she has already deleted it. That hacker, how can he sleep at night huh doing what he does? Anyways, Jay, change your pw lah... let this be a vigilance lesson for us all...


2. The Angry Little Girl left...
Friday, 22 July 2005 2:16 am :: http://theangrylittlegirl.blogspot.com
Well, i feel that no matter how bitchy and politically incorrect she can be, I don't believe she will go and fake a hack to gain sympathy and attention. She may be getting less traffic, but I doubt anyone would be desperate to that extend right?


3. anna left...
Friday, 22 July 2005 7:28 am
Jay, you can really read my mind huh? Yes, it's a setback indeed, and I feel tired to re-build or continue writing. Thanks for the encouragement. Appreciate it.


4. pinafore left...
Friday, 22 July 2005 7:36 am
actually, I didn't think what I would do with the posts I had written. Given what had happened above, I would definitely do backup, and perhaps, transfer old files somewhere for printing.


5. JayWalk left...
Friday, 22 July 2005 8:38 am :: http://voxeros.blog-city.com
Vandice: Found out from WonkyTong that it wasn't the same hacker that did Bandung Vader.

She didn't lose anything fortunately coz the other supposed hacker just moved her blog post around.

Just like what I said about going to people's home and rearranging the furniture.

AngryLittleGirl: I also don't think that it was a ploy to get public sympathy. I was just being very frank with my thoughts here that the idea crossed my mind. Perhaps, it was a bad move to reveal that thought?

It kinda put me in a bad light. No?

Anna: We have been chatting with each other for so long already. The rapport between us is more or less there already. :)

pinafore: I believe that there is such a 3rd party software that allows you to extract and keep your blog entries offline and offsite.

Will keep you guys posted here.


6. Meepok left...
Friday, 22 July 2005 9:15 am
Wah ... this one quite serious. I guess it's the price to pay for fame? By the way, how to back up the blog? While mine's not something substantial, I'd like to keep it to show my grandchildren someday. Yes, to tell stories of Ah Gong and his dysfunctional youth (and life); and his haywire friends (like Jay and Dicta).


7. JayWalk left...
Friday, 22 July 2005 10:52 am :: 
MeePok: I don't know about Blogger, Blogspot or Blogdrive.
But my Blog-City has this button that you select the month you want to backup, choose format (xml or csv) the click backup. It will send a copy of that month's blog to your email.


8. Angry Little Girl left...
Friday, 22 July 2005 3:14 pm :: http://theangrylittlegirl.blogspot.com
nah.. anyone is entitled to his or her opinion. bad light or not, I will still read your blog =)
And u knw what, my last post miraculously disappeared too. But since my password wasn't change, I guess it might be some technical glitches. luckily I got some form of backup.. =P


9. 9 left...
Friday, 22 July 2005 4:34 pm :: http://9mmdesigns.blogspot.com
glad anna's fine too. I dun do backups...maybe i wont ever. If it's all gone...juz treat it like 'Lost Memories'.....start all over again. haha


10. JayWalk left...
Friday, 22 July 2005 5:15 pm ::
AngryLittleGirl*: Awww. thanks for the vote of confidence. Here's adding a star to your name. :)

Ah 9: I think in a way, I am similar to WonkyTong. If I ever kena a similar setback like her, I may never come back again. The climb from the bottom may be too much for me to repeat, which is why I am very diligent with my backups.

Actually, it goes for all my other data especially work stuff which I backup fortnightly.


11. Zhe Bin left...
Saturday, 23 July 2005 12:36 pm
so glad she's back already.


12. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 23 July 2005 12:50 pm :: 
Zhe Bin: But only to announce her hiatus leh.
I think she won't be back. Not with this account anyway.


13. ei|een left...
Saturday, 23 July 2005 1:26 pm
alamak.. i commented, but somehow my comment disappeared.. WHY LIDDAT!!
now i'm too lazy to retype. *grumble*


14. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 23 July 2005 4:35 pm :: 
ei|een: Don't be lazy lah.... one more time good exercise. Lai lai! Dounch shy!


15. akk left...
Sunday, 24 July 2005 1:33 am
So heng she OK now lor! i was as shocked also!!!


16. JayWalk left...
Sunday, 24 July 2005 9:20 am ::
Akk: She has gone off for a break as well as to commit more time to her summer projects. I supposed she will be back say around late September, early October? 

Probably under another blog, given that her cover in the office has been blown wide apart.
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