"Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and the Sultan of Johor are seen in a blue Proton Saga... "When asked whether there is any tension with the sultan, Dr Mahathir said: “No, I don’t see anything because I went to see him and he drove me to the airport. I don’t want to comment on the sultans because if I say anything that is not good then it’s not nice because he is the sultan”"

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Saturday, October 18, 2008

"The man who insists on seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides." - Henri-Frédéric Amiel


I don't think I've seen a "citation needed" tag on any Wikipedia articles which are equation-heavy before. Must be because people stay away from editing them. Hurr hurr.

A Canadian at the Kyoto hostel told us that Canadian money has Braille on it so the blind can distinguish notes. However, the bumps are worn down by wear and tear. So much for that idea. [Ed: It's on Singapore money too, but maybe our money is higher quality - or the notes just aren't so old]

Bartok's Divertimento is an oxymoron.

Wasabi mochi sucks. The person who came up with the idea should be smeared in wasabi and left to die in the sun. At first I thought it was a Taiwanese idea, because the Taiwanese have the habit of taking a nice Japanese thing and either watering it down or transmogrifying it into some monstrosity (e.g. milk tea, tempura, senbei and, I'm told, variety shows and the language), but "东方水姑娘" (Eastern Water Maiden) is a Chinese company, so.

Another mystery of the universe: why do girls sometimes lean on someone or something and put/kick one leg in the air at an angle of about 90 degrees?

Addendum: Since this may be hard to visualise, here are two pictures:

After yet another (puzzling) allegation of misogyny, I am considering setting up a website called "Women Love Me!" partially inspired, of course, by "Black People Love Us!"

I am currently looking for volunteers in case I ever get it off the ground.

Volunteers have to be born (and currently be) biologically female (sorry for being a "bigot", but this website is not called "LGBTs Love Me!"), have their pictures taken (either mugshot or with me) and preferably will supply a line or two.

Possible lines:

- "Gabriel and I always play with each other's hair!"
- "He's the only guy who can sit through my entire discourse on tampons!"
- "I'm proud to be neither a UD or a PG"
- "I agree with Professor Higgins too"

Another way Mac sucks: in iTunes you cannot jump to any particular time in the song. There's the play bar, but if you have a 2-hour-long MP3 that isn't of any help.

While sorting through my podcasts folder, I found lots of podcasts iTunes "forgot" to delete. Clearing them out manually, I freed up 750MB of disk space. Mac sucks Mac sucks Mac sucks!

"I feel a very strong connection with her. We both suffer from the same rare intestinal disease" - This is a good way to find a life partner.

"True love" is like the "true christian" - everyone talks about it, claims it exists and can personally identify examples but when you press them they cannot define it properly. Further, such examples are only visible in retrospect - when a marriage ends in death (or a person dies), and 2 people can both claim it for themselves why denying that each other has it.

Why you should cohabit before marriage: so you know if you can stand the other person's snoring (if any)
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