Archive for December, 2008

Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” got Loads of Fan Remakes

December 31, 2008 Leave a comment

I actually like the video. It’s minimalist, got plenty of sass and a catchy tune.

In fact, it’s so popular that it has spawned a host of fan remakes on the web – some gender-bending, some cutesy, and too many that are just barf-bag gross. However I applaud them for their balls (or lack of…) in making and broadcasting these fan vids. Hopefully, they’ll get their 5 minutes of fame and comfort.

And, damn man, Beyonce’s ass is so fucking HUGE…

Single ladies MV
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Mimosa is the New Black. What say you Ladies?

December 30, 2008 Leave a comment


Pantone says that all shades of yellow (<— on the left) will be the “in” colour for 2009.

Apparently, the recent economic crisis’s gloom and doom can be offset by this colour that’s “invariably connected to warmth, sunshine and cheer — all the good things we’re in dire need of right now."

Sure thing. Mr Pantone, sir. Should I colour my clothes Mimosa shade, sir? Just for warmth, sunshine and cheer, eh?

Source: Yahoo; The City Sage: Duh!

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Otaku emoticons

December 28, 2008 Leave a comment

Wahaha!!! Hilarious encyclopedia of emoticons as used by your neighbourhood Otaku.

My favourite:  T_T Telephone poles got shoved in their eyesockets

And that’s probably the cleanest of the bunch.

Go read the list at Otaku emoticons – Encyclopedia Dramatica.

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I am not thankful for…

December 27, 2008 Leave a comment

  1. The smell of gasoline in the clear, crisp morning air.
  2. Leafblowers bellowing at leaves like some deranged Drill Sergeant Major.
  3. Rattling taxis and vans that idle across my house.
  4. Taxis beeping like Patpong touts.
  5. Friends who arrange to meet, then cancel 1/2 an hour before we meet. (Gosh darnit, I got a life too, you know!)
  6. Banks that eye your money.

Things that I’m thankful for…

  1. Rammstein – Hirach Tur Mich.
  2. A career that isn’t work.
  3. Relatively pain-free movement.
  4. Loads of books on my tables.
  5. Fixing my bicycle. Look out road! Here I come!
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No Cats on Chinese Menus?

December 24, 2008 Leave a comment


I’ve never eaten a cat before. It isn’t because I think it’s cute. It’s simply because I never found a place that sold cat as food. Apparently, they have it in Guangzhou… (Where have I been looking when I was in Guangzhou? Obviously all the wrong places…)

Surprisingly other Chinese are repulsed by the thought of eating a cat. And they’re not bothered by eating man’s bestest friend: dog. I found an LA Times story that narrated a rowdy rescue of a truckload of cats by Shanghainese activists, and a wink and a nudge to save “our furry feline friends”.

Personally, I’ll eat anything that flies, crawls, swims, hops, or walks. Cats, dogs, alligators, snakes, whatever…

Source: Los Angeles Times

PS: If you’re wondering how to cook a stray, try this recipe (from – “Cut the meat of a mature cat and a chicken into cubes and steam them until tender with water chestnuts, pieces of fresh sugar cane, fresh ginger root, and preferred herbs. Cat meat is also stir-fried and sautéed by the same Chinese recipes as dog. It is eaten too in China as smoked meat.”

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Panda Diplomacy by China

December 24, 2008 Leave a comment

Alright, by now Tuan Tuan and Yuan Yuan should be nicely settling in their new homes… at the Taipei Zoo. The two Sichunese pandas are Beijing’s gesture of reconciliation between Taiwan and China.

On a less symbolic level, direct air, shipping and postal links were resumed between the two countries after six decades. And more financial contacts are expected as their leaders hammer out the specifics over smiles, alcohol and strong tea.

Hopefully, it’ll pull my Taiwanese unit trusts up from the doldrums.

Source: BusinessWeek

PS: Merry Christmas, everyone!

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Kamikaze Cookery

December 22, 2008 Leave a comment

Fucking brilliant and funny folks who take their cooking very seriously and in the only humanly possible way – with science. Think of them as the culinary version of Mythbusters.

They’ve mounted cooking challenges against celebrity chefs like Gordon Ramsey; explained strange cooking like molecular gastronomy; and cook steaks with vacuum cleaners, thermometer and a blowtorch. (I’ve reproduced the video below from Youtube.) Now they’re on a Fife Diet (something to do with getting to a place, eating wrongly and dealing with train conductors).

Without further ado, on to their show lassies and laddies!

Source: Kamikaze Cookery

Cooking the Perfect Steak- with vacuum cleaner and blowtorch
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