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    Thursday, April 26, 2007

    Rocky Series

    Tell me, which series today is able to last 30 years? I was watching Rocky Balboa a month back, a film which was be ridiculed by many when Sylvester Stallone wanted to film it. I was shocked too, wondering what has he got to offer at a grandpa age of 60?

    Nevertheless, I waited for it to be screened in the cinemas and it was finally released in December last year in the US. Of cos, films by Stallone is something that I'll never miss, let alone Rocky VI, being said to be the last part of the story. I was curious as to what will be the storyline like.

    "Rocky I" was first shown in 1976, the period of time when the US was defeated by Vietnam in the Vietnam War. Americans were at an all down period of time, and they needed someone to lift them up. Then in comes Rocky. He was such an inspiration to many Americans at that time, if u dun believe me, go grab a copy of Rocky I DVD n watch it. The film, made for only US$1.2 million, and shot relatively fast in 28 days, was a sleeper hit; it made over US$117.2 million, won three Oscars, including Best Picture, and garnered mostly positive reviews which helped to launch Stallone's career. That was the start of the whole series that will eventually last 30years.

    Not only that, as Rocky series was filmed in Philadelphia, Stallone immensely popularised the Philadelphia Museum of Art by showing his run ups of the steps during his training montages in the films. Till today, many people still reminisce Rocky's training runs, ending off withing a raise of arms in sign of victory at the top of the steps. I hope I can do that too sometime in the future.

    Below are the videos of his training montages throughout the series. I must say Stallone does love to push this body to the limits and he sure has an amazing physical ability. That's something I would love to learn from him. When my exams finally ends next week, it'll be the time to rebuild my worn out physical shape. Enjoy the videos..

    ROCKY I (1976) AGE 30

    ROCKY II (1979) AGE 33

    ROCKY III (1982) AGE 36

    ROCKY IV (1985) AGE 39

    ROCKY V (1990) AGE 44 (No training montage, cos he retired due to medical reasons)

    ROCKY VI (2006) AGE 60 (An amazing 60yr old man)

    WaiZai fumbled with chopsticks @ 4/26/2007 02:59:00 pm | 0 has delicate hands

    Monday, April 23, 2007

    MSU 2007

    Miss Singapore Universe 2007, Jessica Tan, 24 year old flight stewardess will be representing Singapore at the Miss Universe Pageant held in Mexico in May. She was also crowned Miss Body Beautiful.

    Congratulations to her, she brought home $25,000 cash as a wonderful birthday present!

    Hmm... SIA Singapore Girl won this year... Gives me another reason to sign up for pilot. Haha, juz joking... I still think Jaime Teo(MSU 2001) is the best ever.. And body beautiful? Heh, Carol Cheong(MSU 2006) last year beats everyone hands down

    Carol Cheong.. I feel heavy for her

    My favourite MSU: Jaime Teo

    Why? Because Jaime Teo is the only MSU that remains in the limelight after sooooo long, unlike other MSU who simply went missing after appearing one yr after they won the crown to pass on to the next winner. Nuraliza Osman(2002)?? Bernice Wong(2003)?? Sandy Chua(2004)?? Cheryl Tay(2005)??

    Visit to know more about this multi-talented girl.. Oh btw, she has a Bachelor of Computing from Monash University... Haha, some common grounds with me eh? It can help alot with a girl of her "calibre" in NUS School of Computing

    WaiZai fumbled with chopsticks @ 4/23/2007 01:15:00 pm | 0 has delicate hands

    Thursday, April 19, 2007

    You Are Noon

    You are upbeat, ambitious, and never at loss for energy.
    You have a lot that drives you in life. The desire to be the best, and a secret hope of fame and power.
    And while you definitely have a Type A personality, you are still fun to be around.
    You have a ton of charisma and a genuine interest in others. You are adored by many.

    Never at loss of energy==> Only when doing my favourite stuff
    Alot of drive==>True
    Wanna be best, famous n powerful==> Very True
    Fun to be around==>Ask my frens
    Ton of Charisma n genuine interest==>Ask the people around me
    Adored by many==>Haha, I wish so too

    WaiZai fumbled with chopsticks @ 4/19/2007 08:55:00 pm | 0 has delicate hands


    Met up with bestie Daniel in school on Tuesday to have lunch n get some stuff from him. What was interesting was the conversation we had while waiting for the NUS shuttle bus.. Here it goes..

    Me: *Yawnz* Argh, I'm damn tired...

    Dan: Haha, me oso.. Eh, my father changing car soon..

    Me: *excited* Really?! Wad car, wad car??

    Dan: Hmm, i think he going to buy the new Honda Civic..

    Me: Wah... Nice.. Ya la, ur father's Mitsubishi Galant oso quite old liao, since our sec sch days leh..

    Dan: Got meh? Where got so long........ JC days lar....

    Me: Got la.... I didn't go ur house during JC lor... I remember during sec sch ur father already driving the black Galant liao... Dun believe go ask ur father lar.....

    Dan: Really?! Haha, ok lor.....

    Me: Oh, then what engine capacity he getting????? *excited*

    Dan: Err... I think he getting the 2.0L version

    Me: Wah lao... 2.0L power leh, but expensive sia, road tax damn ex, u rich... Wad colour, wad colour????

    Dan: I dunno, maybe getting a silver...

    Me: Eh, should get the red, it's DAMN CHIO lor.......

    Dan: YA LAR!! I oso wan the red leh... Very nice.... But my father dun like leh....

    Me: Aiyah, wasted lar... Red so chio.... Oh, why ur father dun wanna get the WRX instead? Turbocharged leh, oso 2.0L, more power and more FIERCE!! Price cheaper too..

    Dan: Dunno leh... Pls lar... Even my father wan to buy the Rex i oso dun wan lor...

    Me: WHY????!!!! It's damn nice wad!!

    Dan: It's so BENG!!

    Me: HAHAHAHA!!! Where got Beng...!! It's not a Beng car lar....

    Dan: It's very Beng lor.. I can't imagine myself driving it after i pass my driving... Cannot lar... U can pass as a WRX driver lar, i cannot..

    Me: *blur* Huh? Why me?................ Eh, HELLO...... U saying i Beng right?! I where Beng? Where? Where??

    Dan: HAHAHA!! I never say arh.... U say it urself one ar!! Ok, u look at the way u sit now lor.....

    Me: *looking at the way i sit* (I was sitting, leaning against an advertisement board n one of my legs stepping on the stool) Er... Hahahaha.... I v tired mah... So sit like that lor...

    Dan: Aiyah, Beng then say lar... Wad tired... Hahahaha....

    Me: Argh dun care lar.... But u v shiok ar, got a 2.0L car to drive after u pass ur test.. If only it's manual, wah..... then even more shiok when u rev the ivtec Honda engine..

    Dan: Aiyah, I can already drive one liao, my brother own a 1.8L version leh, but i no license to drive only...

    Me: Kaoz! u sibei song aR! Got so many cars to drive...

    End of conversation... The bus came n we headed to his hall.. Why people owas say WRX is a Beng car? If i can afford one in the future, I'll drive my children to school using the WRX and rev my engine in the school porch n change gears with the hissing BOV sound.. Haha... Then I'll let my wife drive too, show other drivers on the road how hot she can be when revving the 2.0L WRX engine, even better if i can afford the 2.5L WRX STI..

    Which part of it looks Beng?

    WaiZai fumbled with chopsticks @ 4/19/2007 01:34:00 am | 2 has delicate hands

    Sunday, April 15, 2007

    Dad turns 54

    Ystd was dad's birthday. Went for dinner at some Bedok restaurant for a simple celebration

    Waiting for the food.....

    I made this paper machine gun for MQ cos we were bored while waiting..

    There's my little cutie Parco

    Cold dish for a startPosted by Picasa

    Sharks' Fins


    Steamed white pomfret

    Ginseng chickenPosted by Picasa


    Fried noodles

    Simple cake

    Candle lighted. My dad is 100yrs old

    End of dinnerPosted by Picasa

    WaiZai fumbled with chopsticks @ 4/15/2007 07:26:00 pm | 0 has delicate hands

    Friday, April 13, 2007

    School Ends

    How time flies eh? Today is the last day of school. The reading week will start and exams will commence after that. It was another hectic 4 months in school, and I'm glad this is ending soon. I have a better confidence this time round as I am much more familiar with how the system works, which aided me in my style of studying.

    Year One in SoC is coming to an end. I can't believe how fast this is....


    This is my project group leader and lecturer. My project group as selected to be one of the best few in the cohort and a presentation has to be done to share with the rest of the students

    Leader getting ready

    Starting with introduction

    In the midst.. It was a great job donePosted by Picasa

    Some guy with a special hairstyle i saw on the MRT

    I finally went to Tampines' Giant warehouse supermarket last week


    Up the long long escalatorPosted by Picasa



    A great variety of groceries

    Reasonable pricesPosted by Picasa

    Went Siglap HK Cafe with MQ on Wednesday for dinner

    The light over our heads

    She had pork chopPosted by Picasa

    I had Fish & Chips

    I have a personal dental care specialist. Her name is MQ. This girl has bought me TWO toothbrushes over a span of 10 months. Complaining that I should change it once every 3months. Why? My previous one still looks fine, no fraying what...Posted by Picasa

    On my previous entry, No, I'm not suffering or what so ever. I'm loving my life btw. That paragraph was written by someone else. I wrote the "poem". It is directed at someone I know. People close to me should know who i'm refering to, someone close to me for two years, but not anymore. Enough said

    WaiZai fumbled with chopsticks @ 4/13/2007 09:00:00 pm | 0 has delicate hands

    Wednesday, April 11, 2007



    i realised that i wasnt alone when i felt depressed & weak, for somewhere in this world i prayed that someone shared my sorrows too. it turned out that she was much closer to home than i expected. it seems that she suffers too, much of it in silence & in a corner as well. she too, feels the same way as me. she feels the same way, towards the same significant figure & found the pride in herself never to want to show love towards that person again. she feels the hurt too, & the stress. the stress of completing ur education with above average grades & still feel misunderstood by others.

    & all those emotions, i felt, thru a single email. & suddenly it hit me, that if i were to seek help, she would have to seek that help too.


    Mistakes we made.
    None to blame.
    I chose the better times
    You chose otherwise.

    If i have the chance
    I say Thank You
    For the loss of u
    I found a gem

    Academics stumbled
    It ain't the end
    Get up & carry on
    Towards the future u crave

    In silence & corner
    You chose to hide
    All the help u had
    You stubbornly reject

    Misunderstandings galore
    Reflect your deeds
    It's not what's underneath
    But what you do
    That people judge you on

    In pride u take
    For hating me
    For every hurt u felt
    It was same for me

    2 years had passed
    Let go I've done
    I hope u're well

    WaiZai fumbled with chopsticks @ 4/11/2007 03:43:00 pm | 0 has delicate hands

    Thursday, April 05, 2007

    Playstation 3

    While looking for materials for my presentation next week on Microelectronics Evolution, I "unearthed" some pretty cool videos of the newest game console Playstation 3. I was amazed by the complexity of this new machine n a check on Wikipedia, I found out how powerful this console actually is.

    It runs on a 3.2Ghz Cell Broadband Engine with EIGHT microprocessors running in parallel, coupled with Nvidia's RSX 'Reality Synthesizer' GPU of an integration level of 300Million transistors, including an incredible 256MB of GDDR3 VRAM running at 650Mhz. This is absolute breathtaking. It has so much processing power, it even puts my desktop to shame. No wonder it costs so much. Now i hope this video can help me create a better first impression so as to capture my audiences' attention in my presentation..

    WaiZai fumbled with chopsticks @ 4/05/2007 05:17:00 pm | 0 has delicate hands