Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Check It Out

I finally got off my butt and bought myself one of these.

'Purchased' the sleek black one. Absolutely gorgeous. And I didn't even have to pay cash -- a certain insurance company gave me $600 worth of vouchers, ooh yeah. :)

Now if only I can find the time to play around with it, heh.

Recommended - If You Have A Strong Stomach

I just love these dudes.

Why does everybody think I'm so serious and goody-goody? Nothing could be further from the truth. :D

The show airs on cable's MTVAsia Channel 20 every Friday at 10:30pm. There's another repeat somewhere but I usually watch the Friday edition.

These guys do the craziest things, like grabbing wild anacondas by the tail, jumping in as human scratching posts for Bengali tigers, eating / drinking all sorts of disgusting things, and strutting around in thongs and loin cloths.

They're vulgar, grungy, throw up at will... but boy are they funny.

You're gonna either love 'em or hate 'em. Try it out!

And Speaking Of Cable

Looks like April's going to be a blast.

Re-runs of Grey's Anatomy begin next month, so if you missed most of the first season, this is your chance to catch up.

I used to prefer Derek Shepherd ( the hunky neurosurgeon played by Patrick Dempsey ), but am now quite taken with George O'Malley ( the surgical intern played by the lovable T.R. Knight ).

Then there're the back-to-back doublebills of James Bond movies every Saturday night on HBO. The one I'm watching out for it The Living Daylights, starring Timothy Dalton. Has always been my personal favourite, always will be.

Also, they've got the cable debut of Constantine ( Keanu Reeves' excellent performance as the world's coolest exorcist ) and The Incredibles.

Soft Spots

After a crappy week at work, it was great to be able to unwind with a couple of good guy friends.

Had a celebratory birthday lunch with one. The wood-fire pizzas at Spageddies Paragon are TO DIE FOR. As is the Seafood Sizzler, wah lau. :)

Hit the Kinokuniya bookstore after that. Beats Borders hands down. I just love its medicine section. Felt tempted to buy a whole armful of books, but had to rush off to meet...

Guy #2, who's kind of a total opposite of Guy #1, but has always been extremely accomodating of my random whims and fancies, and who gamely helped me pick out the iPod that evening. Funny how he followed me to HMV despite some initial protesting ( that's how I found out the store doesn't carry Jason Mraz's Live At Java Joe's CD ). Then it was a loooooong dinner at Swensen's nearby. The chef on duty was terrific, by the way. I ate this sambal fish course which melted in my mouth, while he took 2 whole hours to finish his black pepper spaghetti.

Seems our GE episode during an internal med houseman call has become the stuff of legends. A fellow HO met my friend during reservist training and remembers it to this day. Yep, we always have the best laughs about that horrible experience. :)

He surprised with an offer to walk me back to my car, which was parked ALL the way back at The Tanglin Club. I've been wondering how I should tell him something for quite a while now, but can never muster up the nerve to do it. He mentioned my birthday before we parted ways, so I've got another 2 months to figure this out.

And last but not least, Guy #3, whom I haven't seen for 3 years, but who's apparently been keeping very close tabs on me. I need to tell him something as well, but again, no good opportunity for it. ( Though he did SMS that he would be dropping by my workplace today, but unfortunately, I was away on course. Argh! )

I was supposed to unburden myself last year when I hit 30. This procrastinating habit is getting out of hand.

Finished Truman Capote's In Cold Blood -- well-written, but probably won't appeal to many in this day and age of desensitization to violence and various degrees of perversion. I did enjoy his style though -- very poetic, conveying tonnes of detail with his wise choice of words and beautiful metaphors. Funnily enough, I found the last few chapters ( post-conviction ) the most compelling. All those character studies of death-row inmates easily rival criminal-profile pioneer John Douglas' in-depth analyses anyday.

My latest bedside reading: Sherwin B. Nuland's The Mysteries Within, where he delves into the organs of the human body, mixing history and myth with his own personal anecdotes. So far, so good.

Next blog post will be up soon after Jamie Cullum's concert next Tuesday. If you haven't bought your tickets yet, I strongly suggest you do so ASAP. Don't say I didn't warn you. :)

Perhaps a discussion on ER issues will be possible at a later date.

For now, I shall leave you with a picture which currently graces my laptop's wallpaper.

9 years old, but looking not a day older than 2. Who needs a man when you can have this little darling? :)

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