09 April 2007

Meme - 6 Weird Things

I did the 24 Weird Things Meme and then the 5 Weird Things Meme. Now another 6? Where got so many weird things one? Shit man, I actually have to refer back to those memes to make sure I don't repeat them. This is getting harder and harder to do.

But for Ollie 's sake hor, I do lah. Grrrr.......

6 Weird Things

1) I think McDonald's is lousy. I am not against junk food. In fact, I loved them (Damn you, tummy!) but it's just that for everything big and small, it must be done proper and it must be done right. In my opinion, McDonald's burgers just plain suck. Granted that they have great fries, that does not make a good meal out of it. Does it?

Burger King is good with the generous veggies as well as variety while Wendy's burger patties are super juicy. I can't remember much about Carls Jr (except that I enjoyed the meal) for that was the first burger that I have eaten in the US waaay back in 1982 but the last burger I ate in the US was In-n-Out and it was damn good.

I also missed the Mushroom-n-Swiss of Hardees before they disappeared from Singapore back in the late 80s.

Before they had the crispy version at KFC, Church's Texas Fried Chicken was da bomb!

2) I think Starbucks is a rip-off. Well, it's not like their coffee is bad, but I just don't feel justified shelling those kind of dollars, for what I think to be slightly above average at best.

Give me the local kopitiam Java roast or the Vietnamese Arabica blend and I'll be a happy camper at a fraction of what I would be paying at starbucks. It's really a pity that our gahmen banned the practice where kopitiam owners, back in the day, could roast their own secret blend in their back alley. Man, those were the days of great coffee. Have you ever seen people adding a slab of butter to their kopi-kosong?

* I will tell the little story regarding that unusual little practice if there are enough interest.

Unfortunately, in the US, these are the only places I get decent coffee while the rest of the coffee is just brown colour water. So, I switch over to tea whenever I am in the US.

3) I think I am a smooth cruiser. Not a speedster. I am pretty much laid back and yet I can't stand waiting in line. I like everything to be one smooth motion. I can get in back of a long line as long as the line is moving, even if it means 100 people in front of me. I'm actually fine with it but it's when it's stuck like in the middle of a traffic jam, that's when it really gets to me.

Speaking of driving, I am not an impatient driver but I am a stickler for a smooth ride. Even if the highway is totally empty, you won't find me blazing down the road at crazy speeds (unless I get my hands on the S65 AMG again). Instead, I would be happy just crusing at a more manageable 120 to 130 km/h. I've come to realised that I can't enjoy my music if I am driving really fast for one, the noise of the car will drown out the music and secondly, I would be focusing on the driving that I'd probably not notice the music playing.

I also have the knack of picking the slowest line in queue. Once, I was at the Hong Kong immigration and I took the line with just 2 people in front. As luck would have it, I watched helplessly as 5 or 6 people in the next line clearing the immigration counter as I got held up by some guy with a passport discrepancy and then but the next guy whose grandma, wife, 3 children, 3rd aunt, 6th uncle, 2nd nephew, 4th niece and 4 maids suddenly showed up from nowhere and cutting in front of me as they are "traveling together".

4) I think I am a watch scratcher. I do not collect watches out of fear of scratching them. I am a very active person and for some strange reason, all my watches are scratched beyond redemption. Even walking along a corridor and I can find myself scraping the watch against the wall. Why do I walk so closed the the wall and on the left side, I haven't the faintest clue. So while these rich bastards friends of mine are sporting a Frank Mueller, Jaeger La Coute, Panerai, Patek Phillip or Omega, I am just contented with a quartz Tissot that runs on batteries rather than a whole ensemble of springs and gears.

5) I think I attract stoopid people. I would run into one of these basket cases on a daily basis. From the dumbass who presses the elevator button repeatedly to make it go faster, to the idiot who calls my phone and ask "Hello? Who's this?", to the moron who marks the floor positions with a permanent marker.

Mark my words, I would die of an exploding head eventually.

6) I think I have achilles' ankles. I exercise quite a bit and some of these exercises actually requires a proper warm up session e.g. gym, run, etc. There are times when the laziness in me just decides to skip it or at the very least make it a very brief and haphazard go-through motion, however there is just one particular exercise that I absolute cannot take lightly.

Ankle Rotation.

Perhaps it is wearing out of my joints from my cross-country running days where my ankles may give way in mid-stride. The situation arises at the moment my foot makes contact with the ground and my ankle just suddenly unable to support the impact of my landing, resulting in a awkward twisting of the ankle. While it looks like I am bound for a sprained ankle, the impending pain would suddenly fire up all the muscles for a full rebound. It is as if my ankles have a split-second response delay.

Well, that as I found out is if I do not do a proper ankle rotation warm up.

The other warm up related problem albeit more minor is that if I don't warm up my rotator cuff, I can't in a tennis game. The pain would be so excruciating that my racquet would fly out of my hand as I lose my grip.

- Voxeros

1. OLLie left...
Monday, 9 April 2007 11:42 pm
hehe.. paiseh paiseh. I know you do before le.
Anyway, where got weird?!?!?!?! All these are like normal. Except for the watch scratcher la. I must take a good look at your watch when you come back. =))

2. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 10 April 2007 1:10 am :: 
Ollie: Perhaps you are right. I've run out of weird things to write about liao!

3. ihawk98 left...
Wednesday, 11 April 2007 4:30 pm
I love In-&-Out and Carl's Jr burgers. I had them first time while visiting Los Angeles almost 10 years ago and they rock. I still crave it every time I am Stateside...

4. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 11 April 2007 8:12 pm ::
ihawk98: Another place where I enjoyed the burgers and it is at those local mom-n-pops diners. Super sinful!

5. Chocolate ah gal left...
Friday, 13 April 2007 11:35 am
Butter in kopi? Sounded interesting.. go write for me to read :p

6. JayWalk left...
Friday, 13 April 2007 6:38 pm ::
Chocolate Ah Gal: Ok, next week, I'll blog about it.

7. nadnut left...
Sunday, 15 April 2007 8:56 am ::
you and tiger the same. both dont like macs. i love macs!

8. JayWalk left...
Sunday, 15 April 2007 10:18 am ::
nadnut: What can I say? The man has good taste. After all, he is crazy about you. No?

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