28 Jan '02

Posted by Jerry Mon, Jan 28 '02

Horoscope reading says that Lady luck will be turning her back on me. Well¡­ I¡¯m not exactly superstitious, but yup, early around 10am in the morning, yours truly, who has a PhD in the Arts of Butterfingerism, for some kind of a stupid reason accidentally did broke a crystal glass mug. Good thing nobody said anything about predicting how many years of bad luck you would get if you broke glassware, because there must be at least hundreds of glass fragments after the ugly incident. Just imagine having bad luck throughout your life till Kingdom Come or whatever! Ouch.

Today had driving lessons, and in fact drove a car for the very first time of my life. Steering was not a problem, but being a son whose parents drove automatic-gear vehicles, I have no idea how to operate a gear clutch untill 3pm today. And yet am still having problems about the timing to release and step on the gear, so every time I had to use the gear clutch, 60% chance I¡¯d get it wrong and mess it all up and just stall the goddamn car engine. Ah heck. My driving instructor probably had one of his toughest rides of his life driving with me today. Hmmmph.

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27 Jan '02

Posted by Jerry Sun, Jan 27 '02

Hmm… very bright full moon outside. You know, it was said that on days with full moons, men tend to get lovesick. Well… believe it or not, up to ya.

I always thought that my chinese name is for one thing definitely a weird one. It¡¯s hard to pronounce (a bit of a tongue-twister), and even if someone attempts to do it, will by no doubt get it wrong, or even at least, sound wrong (Most people tend to get the ¡®hanyu pinyin¡¯ sounds wrong). From ¡°Zee Wei¡± to ¡°Ze Wee¡± (to be pronounced with a certain French accent and air), ¡°Zhe Weh¡± to ¡°Chee Wei¡±, I can probably even proudly declare that, yup, I¡¯ve seen it all. (In fact, that was why I¡¯ve decided to resort to an English name ¡°Jerry¡± to avoid confusion among other English-speaking friends I might get to befriend later along the path of life) Anyway, it was a pleasant surprise when I¡¯ve finally found out that there are other sufferers else than yours truly. It was about, umm¡­ one or two weeks ago around 12am to 1am, when before going for my much-deserved snooze I decided to check out what¡¯s on TV. On Singapore¡¯s Channel 8 was a gameshow ¡°Fei Chang Nan Nu¡± (roughly translated as ¡°Extreme Men & Women¡±¡­ whatever), and god, I could hardly express my feelings when one of the contestants had the same chinese name as I do! Ok¡­ so maybe I¡¯m overreacting but darn, it really feels so familiar, yet so unfamiliarly weird, when your name is broadcasted over TV and viewed by millions of humans all over the world. Gee¡­ it¡¯s one heck of a sensation that words cannot express even!

Had one of those ¡°eureka¡± moments today this morning when I was reading those ads that sell operator logos, ringtones, and screensavers for handphones. Being a guy who seldoms let a chance pass by without giving a second thought, a lightbulb literally lit up within my head! Why don¡¯t I start one of these businesses? I mean, it¡¯s easy, it¡¯s profitable, and it¡¯s popular! Hmm¡­ am seriously considering doing it¡­ however am pondering over the various ways to actually start doing it. Credit card? Cash? Toll numbers? On second thought it could be seriously tricky¡­.

Sigh¡­ am under considerable amounts of stress recently. Am unable to make a choice about where to pursue my studies after I¡¯ve got my government examination results. Though currently I have settled down to apply for an entry into MMU I still can¡¯t exactly decide. The choices are just so vast and limitless: Taylor¡¯s, HELP, Sunway, INTI, UTM (Yup¡­ at least it¡¯s cheap. And my father promises me a car if I decide to enroll there. Wow), Stanford, KBU or KDU (I still dunno the difference), U.Telekom, MMU, Poli¡­ then there¡¯s the ADP (American), Cambridge A¡¯s, SAMs¡­¡­¡­ Argh.

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26 Jan '02

Posted by Jerry Sat, Jan 26 '02

Damn. Wasted considerable amount of time to look for ringtones of a coupla my favourite songs on the Net, then after wasting more time and effort typing it in, realised that all of them sounded really horrible. Damn.

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25 Jan '02

Posted by Jerry Fri, Jan 25 '02

Darned rain. Got me fully drenched when, around 2pm in the afternoon as I was going to walk from the post office back to the bookshop where I work, it rained helter-pelter as if some kind of dam up in the heavens had a super-huge leak in it. Attempted to use umbrella, then horrified to find that it seemed to be dysfunctional. Damn. Got wet, technically soaked, nevertheless as I tried to travel the 500 metres of distance. In fact throughout the day I seem to have this weird smell on me. Wonder if the customers noticed¡­. Ah heck.

Watched ¡°Black Hawk Down¡±. And by god, it¡¯s the most disgusting, goriest and bloodiest movie I¡¯ve ever seen! Mangled body parts, with the pinkish soft tendons and blood vessels and strands of wet slick gooey flesh still hanging and dangling from what remains as dark red damp sticky blood oozes from the openings¡­ Jeez, maybe it¡¯s just me, but darn it¡¯s really so realistic it¡¯s damned disgusting. Also it¡¯s really quite unnerving, and also mentally disturbing to see humans being shot like flies. Being a pure pacifist I really can hardly stand watching live breathing individuals, with a conscience and soul of their own, mown down helplessly like grass in front of a lawn-mower. Like weeds to a sickle, like mosquitoes to the human palm, like ants to the huge boot¡­ you know. Not to mention that the movie seems to potray Somalis as very pathetic, stupid and sadistic barbarians who got nothing else on their minds except fighting and yelling warcries like numb-minded idiots. Sheesh. Supremacists. But heck¡­ nevertheless Black Hawk Down is worth a watch. Go check it out.

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24 Jan '02

Posted by Jerry Thu, Jan 24 '02

Sorry i didn’t post my blog yesterday. Was having a bad mood (don’t bother to ask me why) and thus didn’t bother to go online.
Anyway yesterday the wierdest things happened. Check out the following conversation I had with an Indian customer (male) yesterday around 3.00pm.
“Here’s your things. Thank you.”
“Oh… thank you handsome boy.”
“Uh.. ok, thanks.” (Getting really nervous)
“Really… you’re very handsome.”
“Er.. um…” (Sweating heavily)
“Right handsome?”
AWW MAH GAWD! You’re kidding me, man! Me??? I’m going to shoot myself with a shotgun!!! Jeezzuusss Christ! I don’t only attract girls but also gays?! Sheesh! What’s wrong with me??!!! Either that or that guy really needs to consider getting himself a decent pair of glasses!!! Damn… good thing nobody else was standing near me, 'cause I’ll damn well bet that they’re going to laugh to death!!!

Oh yeah… and by the way, my bad mood has nothing to do with this… this crazy incident. Please do not think indecent thoughts, or else I swear i’m going to go crazy.

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