Archive | October 2008

Screamo

What are kids thinking these days ?

My brother just introduced this new genre of music to me. The kind he listened to all day and night.

SCREAMO.

Out of curiosity, I looked up urbandictionary.com – the trusted dictionary.

Screamo: A term that refers to recent bands that play old style emo. When the media started to label pop punk and indie rock bands emo, people needed a new word to describe the style of music that used to be characterized with emo. Some say screamo is a little more artsy and pretentious than older emo, but that’s arguable.

Ok. Now, my definition of screamo after personally experiencing the horrifying noise, oh no, I meant music.

A bunched of emo kids, or youth as my brother corrected, who learn to sing-scream their lungs out without damaging their throat. “Cause they used a special technique called – Inhale screaming.” That is what my brother claimed, and he went on by saying that “they using diaphragm instead of their throat when singing.”

O.K. Whatever that is, I am definitely not trying to sing like them. Even though my friends prefer to have their “Sore throat Serene” back, but hey, I am not shutting up. HAHA

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Lucky Red 2.

Girl power rocks!

To Val, Cat, Avril and Lydia

I wanted to have these for my friends in Texas doing case because my mama told me they bring luck. But I realized having 4 of these is going to be really offensive. So girls, I am sure just this one lucky red + Cat’s mole will bring you lots of luck.

Note: This is specially for Cat, cause I remember her saying that I didn’t post one for her in her previous case. LOL.

https://somethingboutrenes.wordpress.com/2008/04/07/lucky-red/

I am sorry to announce that I am terminating my season of My Swinging Eligible Bachelorette series due to unforeseen circumstances.

Actually the fact is, two of my bachelorettes got attached!

Disclaimer: Bachelorette #1 is still very much available.

I love Betty.

Homemade brownie. Yes I made them.

 

Him: Wow, the brownie is good! You made them?

Me: Yes. I made them just for you.

Him: Wow! Where did you get the recipe from? Don’t tell me you used pre-mixed??

Me: Er no. Of course not. I found the recipe online and ya, made from scratch. I’m very sincere about making you brownies can….

Him: Hmmm. (Not convinced). It’s good it’s good.

[He brought home some brownies for his parents to try. ]

Him: Hey, my mum said your brownie is damn good. She wants the recipe. She wants to try baking them.

Me: Er…. Er…

Him: Why?? You bought them ?? You didn’t make them?

Me: No. I baked them of course.

Him: And….

Me: It’s from Betty.

Him: Betty….

Me: Pre-mix…… Betty Crocker…

-_-”

Sexy Strawberry

Nice picture??

He said this picture is nice.

The reason. “Cause when you zoom in, you can see me!”

Zzz

Zoomed In. 

Your Favourite Bachelor

      

 

Note: Due to some internal protest, Jeremiah and Colin are officially disqualified in this bachelor contest. However, you can always vote at your own discretion.

Gross Shit

Gross Shit: Something that is utterly disgusting or undesirable.

From urbandictionary.com

Who’s the fairest of them all?

I saw this on The Straits Times today and I was extremely amused. In the article, physical attractiveness was defined as “a beautiful bright smile, nice double eyelids and expressive eyes, high cheekbones and a slim athletic build”. Phrases such as “pleasing to the eye”, “shapely figure”, “good personal grooming and hygiene”, “physically proportionate and symmetrical”, and “charismatic, strong facial features, good dressing” – are added to the labeled “The Unabashedly Shallow Poll”.

It is understandably that students from the city university will probably have better dressing and personal grooming compared to school located in the village. Oh well, it’s all about the packaging. I am sure with all things being equal, minus makeup and great dressing; the differences won’t be that great.

I guess my friends and I should still celebrate because we are a batch of good lookers! 

I hate thesis.

Follow up on Swinging Eligible Bachelor

To keep my readers updated on my past Swinging Eligible Bachelor Series. I am proud to announce that my friend, Colin and Jeremiah are happily attached! Woot! Of course that will not have happened without my strong and effective publicity for them. (Just kidding. Their very own tactics and strategies were much better compared to my publicity.)

Sorry! Swinging Eligible Bachelor #1 and #4 are both taken!

Archives:
https://somethingboutrenes.wordpress.com/2008/06/11/my-friend-is-a-swinging-eligible-bachelor-series-part-1-2/

https://somethingboutrenes.wordpress.com/2008/06/12/my-friend-is-a-swinging-eligible-bachelor-series-part-3-4/

Swinging Eligible Bachelorette #1

With the popular demand of my past seasons of Swinging Eligible Bachelor series, I am proud to bring you the all new and juicier seasons of Swinging Eligible Bachelorette.

First up, we have with us, Ms Sharon Lau.

The self-proclaimed thirty-six F is a species that is hard to come by. Other than her well endowed feminine assets, this lady has got lots of wit and humor up her head too.

Currently working in an advertising firm, her great sense of style and her naturally friendliness is definitely going to charm you off your chair.

Besides being able to whoop up delicacies ranging from Chinese, Thai, Japanese, Italian and many other international cuisines, she can also bake you some sweet treats that will melt your heart.

On top of that, she is a girlfriend who possesses a caring and loving heart and is always willing to commit 100% to a guy she loves.

I was told to indicate “tall, handsome, rich and drives a car” somewhere in this post, but I know deep down inside her, she is looking for a guy who cares and loves her just like how she will.

My client strongly “advised” me to include her vital stats in this post which I thought was not necessary as I believed her above mentioned virtues are enough to wow you. But like what she said, all clients are difficult. So here goes,

Vital stats: 36F – 24- 33
Age: 23 years old
Height: 1.65m
Weight: 46 kg.

Yes I know a rare species indeed but a word of caution. Her heart is now in a complete broken state so please do not apply if you are not up to managing it.

Interested parties do leave your particulars behind and you’ll be expecting a call soon.

Hi I work in (ahem) International…

I was just going through the list of jobs that our career services are offering and to my amazement, I came across a company “(ahem) International Pte Ltd” looking for a Product Executive. They are a local based FMCG company. Nope, not specializing in wine, men or any other related industries.

A hidden gem in the west: Teochew cuisine restaurant at Bukit Batok

A Teochew Cuisine Restaurant at Bukit Batok.

Blk 132 Bukit Batok West Ave 6 #01-300 Singapore 650131

Tel: 6560 0050

 

They serve fantastic cheese crabs, irresistible egg yolk prawns and mouth watering braised meat. Hmmmm….

It is situated in a heartland estate below those HDB blocks where you expect to find noisy coffee shops, coffee-stirring uncles and beer drinking chee kor pek instead of this cozy restaurant serving such Chinese delicacies. Their service was fantastic; they change the plates almost after every other dish and even bother to provide plastic gloves where you can enjoy your crabs in the most unglamorous manner. If you are not a nationali-cist and are able to withstand the initial overly enthusiastic and slightly pushy waitress, you’ll love this place for its great food and great service.

My little sister is concentrating on her crabs.

It’s not the cheapest Chinese Restaurant despite its location, where my family of 7 spent close to $280 for this dinner, but it’s a surprising good meal in this tiny little Bukit Batok estate.

This little estate that my friend refused to acknowledge its very existence, he once said, “Who goes to Bukit Batok for movies? No one stays there! It’s not in Singapore!” Yes yes, if according to him that CCK is in JB, Bukit Batok would probably be very accessible via the second link way.

Before I confused any reader, Bukit Batok is in the west of Singapore. Yes, its in Singapore.

Winner Takes it All – Abba

I don’t wanna talk
About the things we’ve gone through
Though it’s hurting me
Now it’s history
I’ve played all my cards
And that’s what you’ve done too
Nothing more to say
No more ace to play

The winner takes it all
The loser standing small
Beside the victory
That’s her destiny

I was in your arms
Thinking I belonged there
I figured it made sense
Building me a fence
Building me a home
Thinking I’d be strong there
But I was a fool
Playing by the rules

The gods may throw a dice
Their minds as cold as ice
And someone way down here
Loses someone dear
The winner takes it all
The loser has to fall
It’s simple and it’s plain
Why should I complain.

But tell me does she kiss
Like I used to kiss you?
Does it feel the same
When she calls your name?
Somewhere deep inside
You must know I miss you
But what can I say
Rules must be obeyed

The judges will decide
The likes of me abide
Spectators of the show
Always staying low
The game is on again
A lover or a friend
A big thing or a small
The winner takes it all

I don’t wanna talk
If it makes you feel sad
And I understand
You’ve come to shake my hand
I apologize
If it makes you feel bad
Seeing me so tense
No self-confidence
But you see
The winner takes it all
The winner takes it all……

Mamma Mia (2008)

Mamma Mia, the Movie. I love musical! Can I repeat myself? I love musical!

I love how the music lifts up the spirit and expresses the characters’ emotions throughout the show. Despite having watched the musical shown in Broadway, New York, I think the movie was still good.

Broadway was awesome and the movie was great. Each character put up a great show and the backdrop was simply beautiful. That Little Greek Island is definitely the perfect honeymoon destination!

The singing. Ermm. Let’s just say that Pierce Brosnan is still cute at 55.

My favourite song in the movie? It has got to be “The Winner Takes It All”, originally titled “The Story of My Life”.

This song was written by both Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, with Fältskog singing the lead vocal. The lyrics to the song were thought to mirror the divorce between Ulvaeus and Fältskog in 1979 and it was a chart-topper in the 1978 in Britain, Ireland, Belgium, Netherlands, South Africa and in many parts of the world. [Adapted from the most reliable source: Wikipedia]

I can totally relate and feel for Donna when she sang this song. My heart ached for her and my watery eyes indicated how marvelous her acting and singing skills were.

I will give it 4.5 stars!

Note: To the people who can’t appreciate musical, please don’t waste your time and ruin other patrons’ experience.

When I was watching this movie with my sister, a guy lamented “Oh my God this is the worst movie of the century.” And on what basis? (1) He can’t stand people of a mature age kissing and behaving intimately. Hey, isn’t it sweet that they can openly express their love even at their age instead of playing the mind guessing game? and (2) he simply can’t stand the singing and dancing in between each character’s line. Oh. Get out of here.

Up next…

The thirst resulted from the lack of blog post explained my multiple posts tonight and yes, I’ve got a lot more coming up.

Up next, we’ll have…

A hidden gem in the west: Teochew cuisine restaurant at Bukit Batok
A confused child: The Simei condo-like HDB site
A movie review: Mamma Mia
A tragedy: She got killed by her thesis paper
Swinging Eligible Bachelorette

Stay tuned.

Note: Posting schedules may be changed due to externalities such as the death of a time-starved writer.

??? a new improved version of ???

Popped by Slice at Far East to redeem my ??(slice) ? and yes it is not ??(flower)? but it’s a new improved version. Yummy.

If you can read traditional Chinese characters, you can read look at the following for greater details.
http://tw.myblog.yahoo.com/dunhill1228/article?mid=6658&sc=1

 

雪片冰 a new improved version of 雪花冰

Popped by Slice at Far East to redeem my 雪片(slice) 冰 and yes it is not 雪花(flower)冰 but it’s a new improved version. Yummy.

If you can read traditional Chinese characters, you can read look at the following for greater details.
http://tw.myblog.yahoo.com/dunhill1228/article?mid=6658&sc=1

 

Cedele’s Big Breakfast

Cedele at Wheelock serves fantastic breakfast all day long! Awesome big breakfast, great service, reasonable serving size and great ambience. A little pricy for breakfast though. Costing bout $18-$20 per pax.

A happy diner

Strange Sighting


Strange sighting in City Hall two weeks ago. A bunch of strange people all dressed up in red. Cross dressers, alfros and sexy woman and she(man). You name it, they probably have it.