Thursday, December 25, 2008

2:36 AM

Drinking Jokes

Drinking Problem Solver

SymptomFaultAction Required
Drinking fails to give taste and satisfaction, beer is unusually pale and clear.Glass empty.Find someone who will buy you another beer.
Drinking fails to give taste and satisfaction, and the front of your shirt is wet.Mouth not open when drinking or glass applied to wrong part of face.Buy another beer and practice in front of mirror. Drink as many as needed to perfect drinking technique.
Feet cold and wet.Glass being held at incorrect angle.Turn glass other way up so that open end points toward ceiling.
Feet warm and wet.Improper bladder control.Go stand next to nearest dog. After a while complain to the owner about its lack of house training and demand a beer as compensation.
Floor blurred.You are looking through bottom of empty glass.Find someone who will buy you another beer.
Floor swaying.Excessive air turbulence, perhaps due to air-hockey game in progress.Insert broom handle down back of jacket.
Floor moving.You are being carried out.Find out if you are being taken to another bar. If not, complain loudly that you are being kidnapped.
Opposite wall covered with ceiling tiles and florescent light strip across itYou have fallen over backward.If your glass is full and no one is standing on your drinking arm, stay put. If not, get someone to help you get up, lash yourself to bar.
Everything has gone dim, mouth full of cigarette butts.You have fallen forward.See above.
Everything has gone dark.The Bar is closing.Panic.
Taxi suddenly takes on colorful aspect and textures.Beer consumption has exceeded personal limitations.Cover mouth.
You awaken to find your bed hard, cold and wet. You cannot see your bedroom.You have spent the night in the gutter.Check your watch to see if bars are open yet. If not, treat yourself to a lie-in

Monday, December 22, 2008

Saturday, December 20, 2008

TOPLOADER - Dancing in The Moonlight

This song is currently playing in my CD player. Music from the motion picture "A Walk To Remember".

We get it on most every night
When that moon is big and bright
It's a supernatural delight
Everybody's dancing in the moonlight

Everybody here is out of sight
They don't bark and they don't bite
They keep things loose they keep it tight
Everybody's dancing in the moonlight

Dancing in the moonlight
Everybody's feeling warm and bright
It's such a fine and natural sight
Everybody's dancing in the moonlight

We like our fun and we never fight
You can't dance and stay uptight
It's a supernatural delight
Everybody was dancing in the moonlight

Dancing in the moonlight
Everybody's feeling warm and bright
It's such a fine and natural sight
Everybody's dancing in the moonlight

We get it on most every night
And when that moon is big and bright
It's a supernatural delight
Everybody's dancing in the moonlight

Dancing in the moonlight
Everybody's feeling warm and bright
It's such a fine and natural sight
Everybody's dancing in the moonlight

Friday, December 19, 2008

Of Rubber Hose & Great White Shark

A few days back, I felt something wrong with the Iswara that I am currently driving. Even though I've already stepping hard on the pedal, the car wouldn't accelerate. The little power that it has is not good enough to sustain 110km/hr on highway. I thought never mind, it might be because of the RON97 fuel I pumped in the day before.

Wednesday was a terrible day. The rubber hose connecting the car radiator and the engine bursted and water can be seen spraying out from the leakage. We were trapped in highway nearby Tapah.

This "lil Napoleon" is the biggest trouble-maker

The radiator has been made totally empty due to the leakage. I think the rubber hose bursted earlier, and because of short journey around Bidor, I was not aware of the rising engine temperature.

Four half-baked "mechanics" including me and my father are responsible for the repair works at a friend's workshop! We laughed all the way while cursing each other because one of the "mechanics" mistakenly fastened a rubber hose in a wrong orientation. Beforehand, he called himself the most competent person there.

Overall 4 rubber hoses of various sizes have been changed. Can you believe all these dried iron sludge clogged one single 130mm run, 12mm diameter rubber hose? I don't believe either.

You can simply press and hear the sound to check whether the rubber hoses in your car are clogged or not. If you can hear cracky or harsh sound from the inside, that means iron sludge has been building up in it for ages.

If you are even too lazy or too hygienic to touch the hoses, just perform a visual inspection. Clogged hoses will "fatten-up" due to excessive water pressure.

If either one of the symptoms occur on your steel baby, bring it to the nearest mechanic. You might not be as lucky as me, escaping astronomical repair bills due to engine overheating. Anyway, the 4 rubber hoses cost me less than rm30, plus RM40 bill of radiator cleaning and service!


Great White Shark is the nickname given by Chinese people to Ipoh Specialist Hospital.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

I Won't Be Posting If I'm Not At UTP

Deafening silence in my room here at UTP prompted me to update my blog. I am yet to submit my hardbound thesis report, and that the reason why I am back here.

I bumped into this while browsing through LYN. I find this piece of essay inspirational in times when my family is battling diabetes together with my grandpa.
" There are two days in every week about which we should not worry. Two days which should be kept free from fear and apprehension.

One of these days is yesterday, with its mistakes and cares, its faults and blunders, its aches and pains. Yesterday has passed forever beyond our control. All the money in the world cannot bring back yesterday. We cannot undo a single act we performed. We cannot erase a single word we said. Yesterday is gone!!

The other day we should not worry about is tomorrow, with its possible adversities, its burdens, its large promise and poor performance. Tomorrow is beyond our immediate control. Tomorrow's sun will rise, whether in splendor or behind a mask of clouds. But it will rise. Until it does we have no stake in tomorrow, for it is yet unborn.

This leaves only one day: today.

Any man can fight the battles of just one day. It is when you and I add the burdens of two awful eternities - yesterday and tomorrow, that we break down.

It is not necessarily the experience of today that disturbs one's peace of mind. It is often time the bitterness for something which happened yesterday and the dread of what tomorrow may bring. Let us therefore live one day at a time."
The specialist doctor and I have made a decision to amputate grandpa's left toe. It has become gangrenous because he is diabetic. If I have one wish now, I wish my grandpa's wound on both of his toe to heal faster. I am desperate to see him getting well soon enough. I want to see a healthy him.

Amputating a toe might sound simple, but the emotional distress caused to the individual is always greater than recuperating the wound itself. Take good care of diabetic old man. Protect them, even from the slightest cut.


There's an old man sitting next to me. I have to SHOUT to his ear to get my conversation through. He is holding my hand. He asked mom where am I if he don't see me around for more than 15 minutes. I get him whatever he wanted to eat. I am his watch-guard when he sleeps. At the end of the day, I need Strepsils lozenges for my "cracky" throat. Ahh I have missed Neutrogena mask for my acne due to lack of sleep.

Never mind.

After all, Benjamin Franklin once said, an old man in a house is a good sign.