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So one day my housemate and long time (over 20 yrs) friend Horng and I had the brilliant idea of building a pond in the garden. A Koi Pond.

At first I thought of digging a hole, throwing in a pre-built fiberglass pond, and be done with. After scouring the local aquarium stores and Ikano, we figure the pre-builts are a little too small for what we had in mind, and they weren’t cheap either. Hence we arrived at the decision to build a cement pond.

The plan is to dig a hole, pour in concrete for the base, build up the wall, apply water proofing agent, fix up the bio filter, landscaping and gardening, put in fish, done. Sounds simple? Here we go!

And then we started digging…

digging work for a concrete koi pond
The digging took about a week to complete, deep end is slightly over 3 feet, shallow part a bit over 2 feet.

digging work for a concrete koi pond

digging work for a concrete koi pond

Goh came and lend a helping hand too, for about 15 minutes anyway. Chan helped a bit too.

digging work for a concrete koi pond
The almost finished hole..

KP fooling around
I swear I didn’t kill her…

Originally we were going to pour in pre-mixed concrete that Faggot was going to order for us. Unfortunately due to some unforseen circumstances and 5 days later, we gave up and decided to DIY the concrete part..

Next up – The Roof.

Galvin has been blogging about his diet, and fooling around modifying other’s appearance by using his photoshop magic to effortlessly add or reduce weight. He’s made me put on a bit of mass and a new hairstyle here, made faggot fat and also buff, and of course, sotong could be slimmer. These are all in his “What if” mini series.

Ever heard of discussion over mamak session that sounds something like this?

“Yeah you put on weight because you never eat regulary, eat at normal meal hours and you won’t be piling up all the fat gut and manboobs at 80kg”… to someone like Galvin, for example.

And then there’s this:

“Dude, you can’t be putting on any weight if you don’t eat at regular intervals. You gonna just stay at 48 – 49 kg. It’s of no use even if you eat alot but no at meal time!” … to someone like Faggot, for instance.

Now wtf is this anyway? You eat regulary to gain weight, and doing the same to lose weight, too? Stop believing in this bullshit and concentrate on the amount of food you take on the average day.

Well I’m about 17% heavier than Fag but 30% lighter than Galvin. Do your calculation, whoever guesses right gets to help work on my pond.

Anyway, the lack of updates are mostly due to being busy at office (2 days training + 2 full day of meeting,) and working on building a pond.

I’ll post some pictures of the progress thus far, and a new POND section shall begin soon. Cheers.

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On The Sun and other news sources today, Russell Crowe was reported whacking some hotel staff in New York due to poor service. In my opinion, he should be stripped off the Best Male Actor award he got from Gladiator simply for the fact that he didn’t act in that film, it was his nature to be whacking people.

Now we have a friend who is quite prominent on this blog. This dude has a history of wanting to whack people off the slightest annoyance. In fact, he was once forced to hang out at the conference room of the infamous ss2 police station for 9 hours for whacking a dude. 9 hours without food, water, or a chance to go to the toilet. Ouch. Fortunately he was let go without charges.

I tried my best imagining what would happened if we put Russell and our friend in the same picture, and all I can come up with was this.. Cheers.

Russell PWNED Fag

There’s a great contrast on the front page of the Sun newspaper today. On the left, it’s a news about a beautician pleading not guilty of taking bribe. On the right, a state executive councillor found guilty of money politics.

I deliver my upmost sincerity and pay my respect in the creativity of the power that be who created the word money politics, a phrase that is so completely detached from bribery, when both are basically describing the same thing. The major difference is, of course, one leads you to jail term, and the other, perhaps a resignation as a ‘Casualty‘, no less.

Now, why don’t we come up with new “politcally beneficial” terms to replace those that might get us into trouble?

  • I wasn’t raping her, it was only a single sided consensual sex
  • I didn’t kick him, he hit my feet with his stomach!
  • I didn’t steal, I was borrowing but bypassed the permission asking

Come up with some too, will ya?

Complete bullshit. By the way, I haven’t really swayed from my theme, this is almost the funniest thing on the frontpage, I thought it was April 1st for a moment.

Have a nice weekend.

stupid newspaper front page

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My Computer

June 2, 2005 1 Comment

Technology News reported today that Microsft is dropping the “My” prefix from “My Computer”, “My Documents” and the likes from the next version of windows.

Now this is going to clear up some confusions about who’s document to explore on tech support phone calls. However, there are still alot of funny software names made famous by Microsoft. Here’s a skid to demonstrate, blatantly ripped from here

COSTELLO CALLS TO BUY A COMPUTER FROM ABBOTT
ABBOTT: Super Duper computer store. Can I help you?
COSTELLO: Thanks. I’m setting up an office in my den and I’m thinking about buying a computer.
ABBOTT: Mac?
COSTELLO: No, the name’s Lou.
ABBOTT: Your computer?
COSTELLO: I don’t own a computer. I want to buy one.
ABBOTT: Mac?
COSTELLO: I told you, my name’s Lou.
ABBOTT: What about Windows?
COSTELLO: Why? Will it get stuffy in here?
ABBOTT: Do you want a computer with Windows?
COSTELLO: I don’t know. What will I see when I look in the windows?
ABBOTT: Wallpaper.
COSTELLO: Never mind the windows. I need a computer and software.
ABBOTT: Software for Windows?
COSTELLO: No. On the computer! I need something I can use to write proposals, track expenses and run my business. What have you got?
ABBOTT: Office.
COSTELLO: Yeah, for my office. Can you recommend anything?
ABBOTT: I just did.
COSTELLO: You just did what?
ABBOTT: Recommend something.
COSTELLO: You recommended something?
ABBOTT: Yes.
COSTELLO: For my office?
ABBOTT: Yes.
COSTELLO: OK, what did you recommend for my office?
ABBOTT: Office.
COSTELLO: Yes, for my office!
ABBOTT: I recommend Office with Windows.
COSTELLO: I already have an office with windows! OK, lets just say I’m sitting at my computer and I want to type a proposal. What do I need?
ABBOTT: Word.
COSTELLO: What word?
ABBOTT: Word in Office.
COSTELLO: The only word in office is office.
ABBOTT: The Word in Office for Windows.
COSTELLO: Which word in office for windows?
ABBOTT: The Word you get when you click the blue “W”.
COSTELLO: I’m going to click your blue “w” if you don’t start with some straight answers. OK, forget that. Can I watch movies on the Internet?
ABBOTT: Yes, you want Real One.
COSTELLO: Maybe a real one, maybe a cartoon. What I watch is none of your business. Just tell me what I need!
ABBOTT: Real One.
COSTELLO: If it’s a long movie I also want to see reel 2, 3 & 4. Can I watch them?
ABBOTT: Of course.
COSTELLO: Great! With what?
ABBOTT: Real One.
COSTELLO: OK, I’m at my computer and I want to watch a movie. What do I do?
ABBOTT: You click the blue “1”.
COSTELLO: I click the blue one what?
ABBOTT: The blue “1”.
COSTELLO: Is that different from the blue w?
ABBOTT: The blue “1” is Real One and the blue “W” is Word.
COSTELLO: What word?
ABBOTT: The Word in Office for Windows.
COSTELLO: But there’s three words in “office for windows”!
ABBOTT: No, just one. But it’s the most popular Word in the world.
COSTELLO: It is?
ABBOTT: Yes, but to be fair, there aren’t many other Words left. It pretty much wiped out all the other Words out there.
COSTELLO: And that word is real one?
ABBOTT: Real One has nothing to do with Word. Real One isn’t even part of Office.
COSTELLO: STOP! Don’t start that again. What about financial bookkeeping? You have anything I can track my money with?
ABBOTT: Money.
COSTELLO: That’s right. What do you have?
ABBOTT: Money.
COSTELLO: I need money to track my money?
ABBOTT: It comes bundled with your computer.
COSTELLO: What’s bundled with my computer?
ABBOTT: Money.
COSTELLO: Money comes with my computer?
ABBOTT: Yes. No extra charge.
COSTELLO: I get a bundle of money with my computer? How much?
ABBOTT: One copy.
COSTELLO: Isn’t it illegal to copy money?
ABBOTT: Microsoft gave us a license to copy Money.
COSTELLO: They can give you a license to copy money?
ABBOTT: Why not? THEY OWN IT!
A FEW DAYS LATER . . .
ABBOTT: Super Duper computer store. Can I help you?
COSTELLO: How do I turn my computer off?
ABBOTT: Click on “START”…….

Abbott and Costello were most famous from their baseball sketch “Who’s on first”. You can find the sketch here.

Jokes