Where will you be my darling? Where will you be when the dark is rising?
Monday, August 24, 2009
I'm enjoying my holidays quite well now. I've been going out a bit, catching up with a lot of people. It's been great!
I'll blog about those stuff later. Every few days I'll rest at home and spend time with my dad. While he's sleeping, I'll play games on my laptop. I've got some of the newest games, but that isn't the focus today. I was checking online when I realized that there was actually an N64 emulator already. The last time I checked, it still hadn't been made. So I downloaded all the games I used to play with my friends back in Canada. This brought back a lot of memories, so I checked to see if there was a Game Gear emulator. In case you don't know, it was the Game Boy's biggest competitor, but got whooped in the end. However, it was highly advanced in its time, and trashed the Game Boy on every technical level.
So I found it, and downloaded the games I used to play last time. Among my favourites are Power Rangers and Samurai Shodown. Yeaps. Still fun to play, even after a decade! Here's some screenshots for Power Rangers.
Green Ranger was my favourite last time. I always used him for every battle once he was unlocked. He's actually an enemy in the early part of the game, till you defeat him. If you watched the series, you'll know why.
And why's his name Polluticorn? Does he pollute corn or something?
This moron lasted countless seasons, and finally died only a few years ago. Geez! You can't kill him in the game also, unlike the rest of the monsters (e.g. the Polluticorn idiot up there), he's just defeated.
And I think I know why he's called Goldar. His armour is, well... gold =/.
And he can fly! The guy can freaking fly! With a sword in his hands!
This is Cyclopsis, the final boss. He's actually Goldar's zord. In the series, he actually whooped the Power Ranger's zords, to the extent of cutting off their parts.
Here's the Dragonzord Fighter mode. Never liked using it much, so I lost.
And yes, I'm aware Cyclopsis has elf feet.
Green Ranger, to the rescue! He summons the Dragonzord. And during this scene, he actually plays the that flute tune! HAHA! Classic!
Dragonzord, doing much better than the fighter mode. Funny why the "fighter" is weaker than the dragon.
Meh... what's that thing flying towards my head?
Stage Clear! I rock man.
And there's still Samurai Shodown, one of the classics of the Neo Geo era.
This is Hanzo Hattori. He's named after an actual ninja who existed half a milennia ago. Although I've used every character before, he's my favourite. And yeah, I know he's also green -.-.
Facing off against Haohmaru. The guy's a cocky moron. In the pre-fight dialogue, he's like "Lucky you, about to fight with a legend". Pfft.
Fallen 4:14 PM
in the grip of darkness
Sunday, August 23, 2009
I was looking through a few websites, and saw this; actual statements made in job interviews. Lmao! If this is the competition I have, I'll surely get a job -.-.
Credits to AOL Jobs section. I'm copying and pasting directly from them.
"I'm not wanted in this state." "How many young women work here?" "I didn't steal it; I just borrowed it." "You touch somebody and they call it sexual harassment!" "I've never heard such a stupid question."
Believe it or not, the above statements weren't overhead in bars or random conversations -- they were said in job interviews.
Maybe you were nervous, you thought the employer would appreciate your honesty, or maybe you just have no boundaries. Whatever the reason, you can be certain that you shouldn't tell an interviewer that it's probably best if they don't do a background check on you. (And yes, the hiring manager remembered you said that.)
We asked hiring managers to share the craziest things they've heard from applicants in an interview. Some are laugh-out-loud hysterical, others are jaw dropping -- the majority are both. To be sure, they will relieve anyone who has ever said something unfortunate at a job interview -- and simply amuse the rest of you.
Hiring managers shared these 43 memorable interview responses: Why did you leave your last job? 1. "I have a problem with authority." - Carrie Rocha, COO of HousingLink
Tell us about a problem you had with a co-worker and how you resolved it 2. "The resolution was we were both fired."- Jason Shindler, CEO, Curvine Web Solutions
What kind of computer software have you used? 3. "Computers? Are those the black boxes that sit on the floor next to the desks? My boss has one of those. He uses it. I don't have one. He just gives me my schedule and I follow it." - Greg Szymanski, director of human resources, Geonerco Management, Inc
What are your hobbies and interests? 4. [He said] 'Well, as you can see, I'm a young, virile man and I'm single -- if you ladies know what I'm saying.' Then he looked at one of the fair-haired board members and said, 'I particularly like blondes.'" - Petri R.J. Darby, president, darbyDarnit Public Relations
Why should we hire you? 5. "I would be a great asset to the events team because I party all the time." - Bill McGowan, founder, Clarity Media Group
Do you have any questions? 6. "Cross dressing isn't a problem is it?" - Barry Maher, Barry Maher & Associates
7. "If you were a fruit, what fruit would you be?" - Megan Garnett, Articulate Leadership Team, Articulate Communications Inc.
8. "What do you want me to do if I cannot walk to work if it's raining? Can you pick me up?" - Christine Pechstein, career coach
9. "I was a Chamber of Commerce Executive once hiring a secretary. [The candidate asked] 'What does a Chamber of Commerce do?'" - Mary Kurek, Mary Kurek, Inc. Visibility Consulting
10. "Can we wrap this up fairly quickly? I have someplace I have to go." - Bruce Campbell, vice president of marketing, Clare Computer Solutions
11. "What is your company's policy on Monday absences?" - Campbell
12. "If this doesn't work out can I call you to go out sometime?" - Christine Bolzan, founder of Graduate Career Coaching
13. "How big do the bonuses really get once you make associate? I hear it's some serious cash." - Bolzan
14. "[The candidate asked,] 'Can my dad call you to talk about the job and the training program? He is really upset I'm not going to medical school and wants someone to explain the Wall Street path to him.' The dad did call. Then that dad's friends called and I ended up doing a conference call with a group of concerned parents ... long story." - Bolzan
15. "If I get an offer, how long do I have before I have to take the drug test?" - Bolzan
16. "When you do background checks on candidates, do things like public drunkenness arrests come up?" - Bolzan
17. "Can I get a tour of the breast pumping room? I heard you have a great one here and while I don't plan on having children for at least 10 or 12 years, I will definitely breast feed and would want to use that room."- Bolzan
18. "So, how much do they pay you for doing these interviews?" - Jodi R.R. Smith, Mannersmith Etiquette Consulting
Why are you leaving your current job? 19. "Because I (expletive) my pants every time I enter the building." - Abbe Mortimore, Human Resources Manager, True Textiles, Inc.
20. "I was fired from my last job because they were forcing me to attend anger management classes." - Smith
Why are you looking for a job? 21. "Cigarettes are getting more expensive, so I need another job." - Pechstein
22. "My parents told me I need to get a job so that is why I'm here." - McGowan
Why do you want to work for us? 23. "Just for the benefits." - Jennifer Juergens, JJ Communications
24. "My old boss didn't like me, so one day, I just left and never came back. And here I am!" - Matt Cowall, communications manager, Appia Communications
25. "I saw the job posted on Twitter and thought, why not?" - Rebecca Gertsmark Oren, Communications Director at The Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity
What are your assets? (as in strengths) 26. "Well, I do own a bike." - Pam Venné, principal, The Venné Group
What are your weaknesses? 27. "I get angry easily and I went to jail for domestic violence. But I won't get mad at you." - Pechstein
28. "I had a job candidate tell me that she often oversleeps and has trouble getting out of bed in the morning." - Linda Yaffe, certified executive coach
29. "I am an alcoholic and do not deserve this job." - Deb Bailey, owner, Power Women Magazine & Radio Show
30. "I'm really not a big learner. You know ... some people love learning and are always picking up new things, but that's just not me. I'd much rather work at a place where the job is pretty stagnant and doesn't change a lot." - Michaele Charles, Voice Communications
When have you demonstrated leadership skills? 31. "Well my best example would be in the world of online video gaming. I pretty much run the show; it takes a lot to do that." - Rachel Croce
Is there anything else I should know about you? 32. "You should probably know I mud wrestle on the weekends." - Venne
When can you start? 33. "I need to check with my mom on that one." - Bolzan
Use three adjectives to describe yourself 34. "I hate questions like this." - Katrina Meistering, manager of outreach, National Fatherhood Initiative
Tell of a time you made a mistake and how you dealt with it 35. "I stole some equipment from my old job, and I had to pay for its replacement." - Meistering
Have you submitted your two weeks' notice to your current employer? 36. "What is two weeks' notice? I've never quit a job before, I've always been fired." - Meistering
Random responses 37. "One guy [said] 'it would probably be best' if I didn't run a background check on him. Of course, I did, and learned all about his long, sordid past of law-breaking. Our client actually offered him a job as a staff accountant, but quickly retracted the offer when I had to tell them all about his recent arrest for a meth lab in his basement." - Charles
38. "[A] guy said he did not have a mailing address, as he was living in a gypsy camp at the airport." - Sandra L. Flippo, SPHR
39. "I went into the lobby to pick up a candidate. As he stood up, his trousers fell to the floor! [He said] 'Oh, my gosh -- they told me I needed a suit for the interview. I've got no money -- so I borrowed this thing. It's too big!'" - Beth Ross, executive and career coach
40. "Wow -- I'm not used to wearing dress shoes! My feet are killing me. Can I show you these bloody blisters?" - Bolzan
41. "May I have a cup of coffee? I think I may still be a little drunk from last night." - Smith
42. (During a telephone call to schedule the interview) "Can we meet next month? I am currently incarcerated." - Smith
43. "[A candidate] was asked whether he could advocate impartially on behalf of the various universities he would be representing since he had attended one of them. He responded, 'Well, I don't like to poop where I eat, but I thought my education sucked, so I certainly wouldn't put that school above the others.'" - Darby
Fallen 1:47 AM
in the grip of darkness
Friday, August 21, 2009
I can finally post properly, thanks to my holidays. And more free time.
Anyway, for one thing, I'm back in Johor/Singapore! The trip down was my most comfortable ever. There were no inconsiderate morons, no loud mouthed idiots, no exploding gas tank and it was a non-stop ride, with no break at a bus station in between, which was a first. Oh, and bonus, there were two very pretty girls in the bus too! One was right in front of me, and another was quite far off, who got off at Larkin with me. This is the first coach that's had pretty girls. I've never seen a pretty girl in any of my previous rides before.
Well, on Thursday last week we went to KLpac to support Jessica's drama, titled Kaki Blue. It's about a trio of friends (one sissy guy, one short-tempered girl who's short and dreams of being a star, and a realy tall girl who's smart, but her mother just passed away) who graduate from secondary school but end up being chosen for NS. Add to the fact there's a sexy, naughty, bitchy girl called Soh Bee Chee. Yeah, serious. Say that out loud, and you'll get what I mean.
Anyhoo, the storyline was a little abrupt, jumping to many different scenes, and having a few characters that went off after a scene or two. Also was Bee Chee's sudden reversal into a friend of the short girl. Other than that, it was enjoyable, and entertaining.
Inside, there was this wall full of names of famous people in the various art scenes.
And guess what I saw...
Fallen 1:32 PM
in the grip of darkness
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Okay... three weeks ago was City Harvest Church KL's 8th Anniversary. To celebrate, the church booked the Sunway Resort Hotel's ballroom, just for this gala dinner. imagine over a thousand members all together, in those round tables you always see at high class places. We had an award's ceremony, for best actor and actress in dramas, and all that. Faith won the best cellgroup leader award! So we can officially say we have the best cellgroup leader in CHCKL! Woots!
We had a many-course meal. I lost track, and I was full by the time the last 2 courses arrived. Dessert was nice though. Even though I forgot what dessert actually was -.-. We also had a video chronicling the previous 7 years, and a computer generated model of the new building we'd be moving into next year. It looks damn nice, seriously.
Anyway, let the pictures do the talking. The dress-code was strictly formal. Dress to kill and impress. And I realized my cheeks are freaking fat in all the pictures! Geez. I compared them to myself in the mirror just now and I don't see so much cheek fat. Zzz. I gained weight when trying to lose some (for that night) and lost it when I didn't care. What the?
The very nice drink that I kept refilling, with the entry ticket. That number at the side was for a lucky-draw. Top prize was a trip to Bali! All expenses paid!
The ladies of W9. Woots.
W19 and W49 together. Zoe and I weren't there 'cause we needed to get her stuff -.-.
This was before we left for Sunway Resort. Linda surrounded by all the guys.
And all the ladies of W19 and W49. Nice!
Me with Pastor Kevin. My very first time taking a picture with a pastor. Lmao.
All the guys, yeah.
All the guys acting cool, yeah.
Issey and I.
Heng and I. I'm like the 2nd shortest guy there. Sobs!
Another picture with all the guys.
Lynette, Sze Ying and Ai Lee. Sze Ying was the only person I saw wearing purple. Lol.
Jessica with Cindy. Yeah, I'll admit. I'm a little jealous =x.
Kean Hoong with Kai Yih. I can't seem to find the picture I took with Kai Yih. Meh.
Me and Ai Lee, my driver. Lol. She looked really nice that night!
Kai Yih with Lynette. Heh, I don't know, this picture just looks really nice.
Ai Lee and Kai Yih. Lol, try pronouncing them together. It rhymes! These two were the best looking in the cellgroup that night, in my opinion.
Me and Joanne. Yeesh, my eyes are closed.
Some guy with Daniel. Daniel is a freaking fit, buffed up dude. Can't see it through the suit, can you?
The best cellgroup leader, Faith, with Kai Yih. Faith had those amazon-ish goddess-like-ish like look that night. Yes, I know that's a lot of "ish's".
Chee Meng (nominated for Mr CHC) and my sister, Zoe.
And to top it off, another picture, of all the girls in the cellgroups.
Okay, that wasn't really topping it off. I was just too lazy to rearrange the pictures =x. Anyhoo, I just realized something quite cool. I'm 20 years old this year, and CHC SG is 20 years old. Come this November, it will mark the start of the 8th year being a Christian. CHCKL is 8 years old this year.
Fallen 11:26 PM
in the grip of darkness
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
On the final weekend before I left Singapore, I went to catch up with the Magic gang, and the Laoshu gang to watch 17 Again. Well, forgive us for not entertaining you =p. The movie is very good, very funny and quite a lot of interesting lessons about being a parent. As you might guess, a down on his luck guy ends up being 17 again, and gets to change and relive his life again, in the present age.
Heh... I stayed over at Koh Wee's place at the next day we went to eat at Founder Bak Kut Teh, which is a very famous place to eat bak tuk teh. When we went inside, all the walls were covered with pictures of the owner and the various celebrities who've went there before. You've got practically the whole Mediacorp stars, Sun Ho, Jay Chou, Energy, Evonne Hsu, and that's just the people I know! There were tons of other stars. Obviously, no Muslim celebrities =p.
Here's a road sign I saw while going there.
Yeaps. No kidding.
I went off later to attend service, which was the final part of a relationship series Pastor Kong had started. Guess what the topic was about this time? Sex and desires. Lmao, lucky me? It was probably the most explicit service I've ever attended, with the drama talking about a lot of inneudo and all.
Okay, that was written back in the last week of April. Yeah, APRIL! I had gotten too lazy to post it after a while, and I let it slip. Anyway, I did say that I would blog the stuff I didn't blog about right? And I've got a HELL lot of free time now. Why not do it now?
Okay, so let's backtrack to APRIL (this is so Wai Kwannish) and take a look.
I took this snapshot before I went back to KL. It's my collection of Jolin CDs. Yeah. She's the only singer I support by buying real CDs and merchandise. Lmao.
A family of cats also moved in to the shoe cupboard outside the house. These kittens were born very recently. But since, I'm typing this in August, I guess it's not so recent anymore -.-.
Pretty blurry, but the kittens are really cute!
I used my handphone camera to take the pictures. That's why it's in such bad quality.
Here's the road where I nearly got robbed, twice. They're building a rich-man's housing estate here, so it'll be lit up soon, and perhaps safer than before. No more dark short cut for me anymore.
After service, a bunch of us went out for drinks at Clarke Quay. Even though it was night, it was freaking HOT! We kept sweating, and the alcoholic drinks didn't help one bit. And that sachet you see hanging there? It's actually a drink. Yeah, where the needle supposedly is, it's a straw instead, and you drink through that. Pretty cool. The chairs are like hospital beds too. Only thing is, it's outdoor, so there was no aircon. And guess what's the name of the bar? Clinic. Yeah -.-.
Some of us left, and some of us went to Rebel, a new club I've been hearing about. Well, no bottles were sold that night, for some reason I forgot, so we had to stick with cups. The only available table was right beside the speakers so we could barely (actually, we couldn't) hear each other. So we'd type what we wanted to say in our phones and show it to the other person. Lmao!
It was also another sober night for me, 'cause I had 2 free drinks, but it wasn't enough. So the girls (two of them) donated a drink each to me. And Karnex didn't want any drinks, so I had his 2 drinks too. So I had 6 freaking drinks, which I took at one shot, and even a while later, I was still so clear-headed! Oh man! My alcohol tolerance is TOO high! Geez! The dancing was a bit awkward, since I was clear-headed, and it was like 5 guys and 2 girls (in a circle, mind you). Overall though, it was alright.
When we came out, I saw Gary smoking for the first time (lol), and some stranger that was beaten into a bloody pulp, talking with police officers. I stayed overnight in Jonathan's place that night. Yups, Jonathan Lim. Finally saw him after so long. Well, we shared a lot of things that night. Very enriching.
I went to Saint Andrew's Cathedral the next day. I hadn't prayed in that church since I moved to Kuala Lumpur, so although I have City Harvest Church Singapore and KL, I still like the feeling Saint Andrew's gives. I prayed there for around 4 hours straight, and took some pictures (for the people who've never seen the interior). Then I went back home, and went back to KL the next day.
Some eagle statue. On it's back (and wings) lies a hymn book.
The main altar of the church. Very beautiful.
This is the view of the nave, from the point of the altar.
And from the back, the nave again.
This is the cover of the baptism water. The church is Anglican, but it's very Catholic-ish. I don't know if they'd call his holy water.
One of the windows higher up on top.
One of those tall windows. Stretches from the bottom to top, around that, anyway.
This window actually had 4 very cool symbols on them. But due to the sunlight shining through it, and the use of a camera phone, it looks real bad. It looked really nice in real life though.
Another view of the nave, from a side angle. Those black things are LCDs. Yeah, I've never seen a traditional church with LCDs before, seriously. A touch of old and modern!
They've got hymn books and Bibles for anyone to read there. I liked this hymn the best.