Sunday, December 31, 2006

Segregation of friends

I feel bad in a sense, but I have trust in my instincts of dividing friends from other friends. I have problems mixing people with other people. I'm talking about inviting friends to go out, or invite them to a party. It's not something I do because I don't want them to know each other through me, yet it is exactly that. The most daunting hurdle is people who have different personalities. Some are more open and get along easily with strangers, while obviously some others have difficulties talking to new people. Clashes in personality are not in my best interest since I have no idea what to expect and I'd rather avoid the situation.

One of these "classifications" is the person who doesn't talk at all. You never want to invite them to parties because obviously they're just an ornament and people will feel uncomfortable around them. I guess I understand the situation. I'm either really silent or the opposite depending on the people I'm with. I wouldn't be a fun guest if I was in silent mode. I bring this topic up because what happened recently was at a party, friend "A" says friend "B" is weird, because of exactly that reason, friend "B" just didn't talk to us, and somewhat avoided us and went off to do something.

Is there some type of unwritten rule book regarding this type of behaviour?

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Dream deprivation

I think yesternight was my first deep sleep in a few weeks. You know, that really restful sleep that when you wake up you feel energized. Deep, deep REM sleep. I think it was the first one in a while where I had a dream that my mind was completely engrossed in. I felt very emotional waking up. It was a powerful feeling evoked because of a decision I made. I haven't had one of these gut-wrenching straight-from-the-core visions in a while, and it usually comes when I feel detached. I'm not sure if it's enough to help me, but hopefully I have a couple more these next few days.

I can't remember what the dream was about a few minutes after I woke up. I wish I had remembered to write it down.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Whatsagood cookbook?

I saw some pretty nice lookin cookbooks at Yaohan. They were some I was really interested in but most if not all of them were completely in Mandarin only. I found some really neat ones with specific topics such as curries, and Chinese appetizers. What I was really eyeing was region-specific dishes for authentic culinary experiences that you normally wouldn't be able to figure out yourself. Hmm hmm....

Thursday, December 21, 2006


If you haven't checked out the new Transformers trailer, you should!
It seems like it's revealing a lot more than it should, but hell I still think it looks awesome.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Into the black...

"How long can any man fight the darkness, before he finds it in himself?"

The phrase from a trailer for the upcoming Spider-Man 3 movie. It speaks volumes of how I'm feeling right now. I'm afraid. Fear. Darkness. The void. I'm falling into an abyss. The unknown is encroaching upon my consciousness with little steps. Approaching slowly. Doubt. Insecurity. Despair.

Fear is like fire. It's alive. It thrives on the same things you require to survive. A tool, when controller. A weapon. Dangerous. Unpredictable. Explosive. Emotion fuels it, and it fuels emotion. A tinderbox of despair.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Deja Vu

A phrase that is borrowed right from the pages of the French language meaning "already seen".
I saw the movie tonight going in with certain assumptions of how the movie was going to play out based on the trailers. Delightfully surprised, I was quite wrong. The movie leaves you with a "wow, isn't this a standard movie plot" feel but gives you a taste more on the side of what all the details are going into that and you're too distracted with all the intricacies to bother giving a damn of how overused the concept is. Tony Scott also redeems himself somewhat because the last movie I saw that he directed was Domino. He also didn't overuse editing effects a la Tony Scott so that is a nice breath of fresh air. Instead he goes more into special effects with cameras, which is a different direction that has given a light into his overused "blown out" feel with bright yellows and greens, and having some noisy images and erratic cuts.

I give the movie a 8.5/10. I think the ending could have been crafted with a little more dialogue, but it's still good.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Spaghetti when I didn't mean to

Chef Jeff screwed up his pasta tonight. I was trying some four-cheese pasta sauce and somehow I ended up with something that tastes like regular spaghetti sauce. I put in some ground pork and some alternative sausages, and used spaghettini. I swear I doused it with oregano leaves, but it still tastes like the standard meaty spaghetti sauce. Oh, I also put in some of the secret ingredient for red sauce, Jufran Banana Ketchup to get that sweet kick. Oh well, it still tastes good.

I've been working on a Dashboard OS X widget for the past week and a half. It's a metronome, to well, to help count/time for people who play music. I didn't really choose it as much as I noticed a request for it and so I just started with that idea. I'm almost done after the work I've done today so I'll be posting it up on some widget sites and hopefully get some feedback.
Metronomic v0.3! I'll post up some pictures of it in the next few days.

Ah, tonight's episode of CSI was awesome! I've been so excited with the episodes this season regarding the miniature killer and it was a little sad to see it end already. But, I think CSI needs to keep kicking it up a notch with odd cases like these to spark interest again. The writing really needs some more twists and turns. CSI: NY has done it a lot more with its story very focused on the characters being involved with their cases. CSI: Miami on the other hand has been going crazy styles with the editing lately, which is funny, but that's what keeps it fresh and different from the other 2.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Saturdays are so meh

Went for dimsum today... but I was pretty tired, I don't think I got any sleep til 8am. I'm pretty tired right now, so here's to hoping I might fix my internal clock, take.... day... 25? or more... hahaha

When I got home in the evening, well, like a few minutes before, the battery signal came on, and the radio started cutting out. As soon as I got into the driveway... BLAMO... the car wouldn't start at all. I guess I was lucky I got home at that point since I really wouldn't want to be stuck having to get a tow truck. Hmmm... I'll chalk this one up to luck.

Odd, considering last time, it was the van that had that freak tube failure, when I couldn't steer the vehicle at all, and that failed right when I got to my house too. This current failure is probably electrical and less dangerous, but, maybe not considering how much ice is out on the road. Meh. Saturdays suck.