About Me

My photo
Some days I wake up feeling 60 and other days I wake up feeling 6. So if your within that age group .. we can relate.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

You know you grew up in the 90's when....

I was feeling quite nostalgic this weekend. Now if there is one thing i miss the most it would my childhood. I got a forwarded mail which jump started these memories . So to all those who grew up in the 90's prepare for a road trip down memory lane :


- Waking up for Saturday morning cartoons ... wait and Sunday morning cartoons ... oh and there was the 4 o'clock cartoons everyday ... oh so thats why i never finished my homework ... "its all coming back.... its coming back to me now ..."



Ah Optimus Prime in all his cartoon glory .

Thunder .... Thunder ...ThunderCATS !!!!

Sing it with me now "Captain Planet he's the hero ! Gonna take pollution down to Zero !" Forget Al-Gore's inconvenient truth . Wanna teach your kids to save the environment let em watch this.

Wohoooo Turtle Power !

Jem and the Holograms ! This my friends was the original Hannah Montana ...

Now i loved every one of them . But dam that rabbit always drove me insane with his ''Eh, What's up Doc?" Every time Elmer Fud came after Bugs with a gun. I'd cheer for Elmer unfortunately the dam rabbit just didn't. want. to. dieeeee

As u can see cartoons were a major influence in my life. Dam i'm making it sound like thats a great thing. anyway its best i move on with my list ...


- A time where your friends came in 3 categories "Kawan" , "Tak Nak Kawan" or the ever famous "Tipu-Tipu Kawan" . Ah Beautiful thing friendship


-
Running around like crazy fools playing 'ice' and 'water '


-
Those clapping games "Under the rainbow .. Under the see ... dum dum dum ...


-
Finding out who the gorila loves .... "A.E.I.O.U Bangali loves you bla .. bla ... bla GORILA LOVES YOU ! " and then you and your intellectual friends would burst out laughing at the poor person the gorilla was presumably in love with

Hehe I love u too


- Folding paper into a flower and moving it rapidly while you pick out what car , house , and guy you were going to marry ... And when your done picking, your friend excitedly reads out your future

" Your gonna marry Brad Pitt..... Live in a Castle ... and drive a Kancil ! "

This prediction is normally followed by more intellectual giggles while u grin at the thought of being Mrs.Pitt one day .



- Where life's biggest problems and questions were always solved with either, scissors paper stone or inky ... pinky ... ponky ... father had a donkey .... you know how it goessss


- Snacking on this :



- Chewing this :



- Of course bugging your parents at the store to buy you this :

Ah remember the dam commercials "Tora datang lagi dengan *insert strange sounding toy here*" Lol the chocolate tasted like shit but dam the toys that came with it was awesome. Although i remember always breaking them after 2 days. Oh well .. good times .. good times ...


- Buying dozens of those erasers with the country flags to have eraser 'competitions' with your friends



- Computer classes where i leant Lotus 1,2,3 and MS DOS, and for the life of me i cant remember what these programs did


- When your school library only had 1 computer, which no one was ever allowed to use.


- Playing brick game ...
the poor man's game boy .... Hey till today I still can play tetris till my eyes fall out .... ah the influences of our past



- Having a bloody ..... TAMAGOTCHI ... Hey It was the only pet i was allowed to keep ... I fed it .. played with it ... Bathed it ... cleaned its shit ...gave it shots when it was sick .... and waited excitedly for it to wake up so i could repeat it all again ... It was the best digital dinosour in the whole world. Fine it did die 345834539404 times ... but the feelings were real u hear !



- Intense and i mean INTENSE Monopoly sessions .

Ah the fun filled wholesome board game that thought me to lie. cheat. and steal. I was always the Banker :D



- Those dam Pro Yo's ... which made having a yo yo cool again .... Do you know how many days it took me to do the 'round the world' and 'walk the dog' trick ... dam i was cool :S



- Ah who can forget these card games .... My friends and i got sick of the please-es and thank you-es in Happy Family. We changed it to Dysfunctional Family and the ruder you were in the game the better . ah we were such 'rebels' . Eeek Old Maid ... I was always plagued with that card .... prediction of the future much ? :( *touch wood touch wood touch wood*



- Screaming 'ON' and 'OFF' while hitting your forehead whenever a plane passed by .... i actually never did get that ... LoL 'stupid see, stupid do' i guess


- Saying abuden ... Because .... well because ... everyone was saying it ..... abuden


-
Having 'autograph books' despite the fact you sill had 4 more years till you leave school. I used to be dam stressed whenever my friends gave me theirs to do. ah i was creatively challenged you see. so half the time i got away by sticking stickers all over my page . There was normally a structure that would be followed:

*
First there there would be one page where u wrote your biodata ...

*
Then you would proceed to name out all your Fav.-es. food,friends,books ect....

*
Next comes the dedication part where you would give comments *always good
ones* on your friends

*
Finally on the last page you would tell your friend how you guys would be
friends forever and ever, now and forever .

Hey i've done enough to remember the structure till now .... dam ....



- Signing your name as if it was a piece art .... filling it either with hearts , paw imprints , smiley faces, winking smiley faces .... in multicolor pens ...


- The Attack of the BOY BANDS ! Backstreet's Back ALRIGHT !!!!



- Saving money up to buy Galaxie so you could oggle at the posters if your favorite Boy Bands with your friends. Although now i look at these posters and cringe .....


- Savage Garden *Loves*


- The Spice Girls were cooler then cool
and the Spice World VCR was brought to school and traded because it was thee MUST WATCH MOVIE



- T'was the era of cheesy one liners thanks to of the movie people watched 34054093 times ..... TITANIC . I swear if i had 10 cents for every time i heard "You Jump, I Jump", I'd be a millionaire by now

Oh, just do us all a favor and JUMP ALREADY !



- Always attempting to 'rap' to the intro song for Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

" In West Philadelphia born and raised On the playground is where I spent most of my days Chillin' out, maxin', relaxin', all cool And all shootin' some b-ball outside of the school When a couple of guys, who were up to no good Started makin' trouble in my neighborhood I got in one little fight and my mom got scared And said, "You're movin' with your auntie and uncle in Bel-Air ."



- Getting "Goosebumps" while reading the many twisted works of R.L Stine .



- Where those blond annoying twins, Elisabeth and Jessica were your best friends ... ah the joys of Sweet Valley


- iPods be dammed .... Walkmans were way cooler anyways


- Chatting made easy with ICQ and MIRC


- When it took you lesser time to go to the library and borrow a book, then it did for u to go from one web page to another . Ah Dial Up ... i shall forever be haunted by the squealing and wailing whenever it was connecting


- The time where Dr. Mahathir could do no wrong in my eyes



- It was also the time where the only section I'd read in the newspaper was the cartoons


- Ah remember Bill Clinton ?

"I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky"

LoL


- Watching Mulder and Scully deny their love and catch aliens in every episode of the X-Files


- Finally holding your breath and
waiting for the world to end, as the clock struck 12 on new years eve 1999 ... because of the Y2K scare .


This list can probably go on forever ... I'll probably make another one when nostalgia strikes again .

Till then those are the reasons why .....








Sunday, August 17, 2008

Magic Man

I've not really been bothered much about music or musicians ever since I've stop downloading songs.

Sure i listen to loads of Japanese and Celtic music. But thats only cause i listen to them from live streaming radio stations.

I'm as mainstream as mainstream gets now

So what i hear is what i get playing on the radio ...

Yes that means i hear 'Umbrella' every 5 minits of my life.

All i knew about John Mayer was oh that 'body is a wonderland singer' and 'Daughters' which made me cry the first time i heard it.

But after these songs being whored on the radio every 5 seconds . Kinda killed the magic.

By chance i youtubed the guy.

and i listened to all his other songs.

Credit given where credit's due. the guy has magic fingers and makes a guitar do crazy things.

Sings songs that carves out the outer layer of your skin. It leaves you bare, bleeding and wondering.....


" Walking like a one man army
Fighting with the shadows in your head
Living out the same old moment
Knowing you’d be better off instead,
If you could only . . . "


I even read his blog, tucked away in some obscure Japanese website.

Yes i'm crazy like that. When i'm interested in something i tend to bring out my inner CSI on Google

He calls himself a Font Whore. funny man


"After all the jacks are in their boxes
and the clowns have all gone to bed
You can hear happiness staggering on down street
footprints dressed in red"


His posts are ridiculously random which is fun to read.

It sucks when you find out celebrities have substance behind all that gloss


So we keep waiting
Waiting on the world to change
We keep on waiting
Waiting on the world to change


Secretly we all comfort ourselves by thinking sure their famous , fabulous and burning money but at lease WE have substance.

PARIS FOR PRESIDENT !!!

ah sorry i got sidetracked .... i was talking about John Mayer wasn't i .

The guy is a great musician n i hope he never stops churning out beautiful melodies.

John mayer on acoustic + hot coffee + Lazy Sunday afternoon = Bliss


The volume's down
Blue lights are dancing around
And still, I can't seem to find
the quiet inside my mind

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

In a box



It's just one of THOSE days .

Le' Sigh........

21 going on 12

Sometimes i wonder why do i even bother ?

:(

Friday, August 1, 2008

Garfield - Garfield = Story of one Sad Man

I've always loved Garfield comics . Ever since i was young I've been obsessed with that sarcastic , obese , Orange , cat. I personally am a dog lover myself but if i had to choose between

sNOOPy


AND

GarfielD

The fat cat would win hands down . Sure he's









LAZY









FAT









NARCISSISTIC









SARDONIC









CYNICAL









EVIL


BUT .......









How can you not LOVE the lil' guy !!!!

Did u guys use to watch the Garfield cartoon ? his monotonous voice fit his 'vibrant' personality to the T . Too bad they stopped showing it.










The other day when when one of my lil cousin came over i took my Garfield figurine and started doing Garfield impersonations .

I swear the boy gave me a WTF look ....

" Whooooo is thattttttt ? "


"What do you mean whooooo is thattttt . Its Garfield !!! "


" Whooo is Garwield ? "


" Its GarFFFField. Dont u watch his cartoons on TV ? "


"No ! i watch Blue's Clues " * gives a happy smile


" Well Blue's Clues is Lame ! "



" Mummyyyyyy aka say Lammmeeee "


" Shhhhhhhh... ok ok we'll play Blue's Clues "

Hmpf kids these days .... they don't know anything . Oh dear I'm starting to sound like my mother . So. Not. Cool.

Anyhoo i digress ...

I know the cartoons are called Garfield and friends but with his larger than life personality we tend to focus more on the fat cat's life while the people around him tends to blur out ....

What would Garfield be without garfield ......

Well this experiment was conducted and the formula derived was :

Garfield - garfield = Story of one Sad Man

This experiment so to speak was done by the creators of the blog 'garfield minus garfield' . Here's an intro taken from there website.

" Who would have guessed that when you remove Garfield from the Garfield comic strips, the result is an even better comic about schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and the empty desperation of modern life? Friends, meet Jon Arbuckle.

Let’s laugh and learn with him on a journey deep into the tortured mind of an isolated young everyman as he fights a losing battle against loneliness in a quiet American suburb. "


Basically what they did was take a normal comic strip :









And edit Garfield out :









I mean Jon is the kind of person you normally laugh at and not with when reading the comics.

and we all know cats cant talk . So this interpretation of the cartoon gives it a sense of realism .

Makes u sit back and think of all those times you laughed with garfield when he taunted Jon on him never getting dates , getting rejected, being so lifeless . Of how sad Jon's life really is.

Also,

I enjoyed the twisted humor in it :

































































Of course after reading all the cartoons all i wanted to do was give Jon a big hug :)


Read more of Jon's Garfield-less life here :

http://garfieldminusgarfield.net/


All Garfield comics plagiarized from :

http://www.garfield.com/


Have a nice weekend everybody !