Monday, July 26, 2010

Convocate your Head

Contrary to popular misuse, the verb convocate has nothing to do with the noun convocation, that refers to a university graduation ceremony. So stop saying it like a verb, such as in the context of "woohoo I convocated yesterday now I feel like my IQ is 200", because it clearly isn't.

I'm going back to Singapore on Wednesday night!!!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

All Summer Long

Went and got a new camera today. The old one has served me well, but it's showing weakness. Someone told me people celebrate a first paycheck with a self-congratulatory gift (like a bag or a suit or a watch). I guess this is how I embark on the long and swirling path of consumerism--acquisitions, trade-ups, upgrades--that comes with disposable income.

Next week I'm returning to Singapore to officially mark the end of my undergraduate days with a convocation ceremony. Back for a weekend that'll pass too quickly. However it'll be good to go back to school, for old times' sake. More photos (with my spanking new camera) with the gang.

And then...
I have about 5 weeks left in Hong Kong. Quick, huh?

I feel so on top of the news these days. Maybe it's just the job, maybe it's a line my boss said at the end of our last day in the orientation week back in the beginning of June.

"I expect all of you to know the latest news. If I ask you what's going on and you can't tell me, I will fuck you."

Monday, July 12, 2010

Hong Kong, Jul 2010

Right at home on the Avenue of Stars

Sunday, July 11, 2010

World Cup Annoyance

Among the communities that root for Spain in this year's World Cup, there are a ton of fucking morons that express their support for the country as "Espanol!!!!!!"

Now that just doesn't fucking make any sense. You should be saying "Espana". Espanol is a language. It's like screaming "华语" when you support China in the fucking Olympics. That's just retarded.

Just stick to "Go, Spain" if you don't understand what you're saying.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Guess Who's Back

Internet's finally been set up. So many things have happened in the time I've been gone!

First things first:

  1. Someone told me "six" doesn't rhyme with "dicks". That's just retarded. Rhyming has nothing to do with the ending alphabets being the same. Rhyming is about sound, you moron, and six does rhyme with dicks.
  2. Spain is not going to win the World Cup final. The other PIGS of Europe have been booted out. I don't see why Spain should win, and allow themselves celebrations that would distract them from the more important task of fighting their way out of debt. And stop it with the siestas too.
  3. I drink too much. I have more alcohol than blood plasma coursing through my arteries and veins. My piss is cloudy. I think I'm dying. Time to change my lifestyle.
  4. Char my sweetheart and Bob my buddy came for a visit. It was great fun because sometimes, between having no internet and having nothing to do, I can get bored out of my skull. We visited so many places and shopped a lot.
  5. Work's been fine. I enjoy my work. No complaints in this regard. They do like to stick the idea of money into our faces as a motivation. Notable quote: "The only thing we believe in is. Cold. Hard. CASH."
  6. One of the reasons I got this job, was because my interviewer's assistant was in charge of screening CVs and shortlisting candidates for the interview. She went to Bocconi for a semester. So did I, two years after her. She made the connection when she sifted through the pile of resumes and saw Bocconi on my list of education institutions.

More to come. I've finally got Internet.