Confused?

One of the funniest forum post that I have seen in awhile. Also, sadly enough, one of the most accurate.

Men confuse me. How do you know if they’re even vaguely interested?

The overwhelming majority of the time, here is how to check.

Pulse : Yes/No

If the answer is yes, chances are very, very good that he will be interested in having sex with you.

If you are looking for a relationship, that is a different kettle of fish. For that, here is the secret trick: If you are looking for hidden meanings, symbolism, subtle signs and deep interpretation, you are doing it wrong. Most men have the depth of a puddle on the sidewalk and the subtlety of a brick upside the head. Just ask.

Names omitted to protect the funny.

Vanilla Twilight

Heh. What can I say? I do have a soft spot for cute, smart yet sad, romantic, slightly emo songs/lyrics.

The stars lean down to kiss you
And I lie awake and miss you
Pour me a heavy dose of atmosphere
'Cause I'll doze off safe and soundly
But I'll miss your arms around me
I'd send a postcard to you dear
'Cause I wish you were here

I'll watch the night turn light blue
But it's not the same without you
Because it takes two to whisper quietly
The silence isn't so bad
Till I look at my hands and feel sad
'Cause the spaces between my fingers
Are right where yours fit perfectly

I'll find repose in new ways
Though I haven't slept in two days
'Cause cold nostalgia chills me to the bone
But drenched in vanilla twilight
I'll sit on the front porch all night
Waist-deep in thought because when I think of you
I don't feel so alone

I don't feel so alone
I don't feel so alone

As many times as I blink
I'll think of you tonight
I'll think of you tonight

When violet eyes get brighter
And heavy wings grow lighter
I'll taste the sky and feel alive again
And I'll forget the world that I knew
But I swear I won't forget you
Oh, if my voice could reach back through the past
I'd whisper in your ear,
Oh darling I wish you were here
- Vanilla Twilight by Owl City

Here we go again. Ok go!

Right. So once again i’ve come around to getting back to this blog. Why? Perhaps Twitter, Plurk & Facebook aren’t the usual distractions that they have been from blogging today. Is it because I keep seeing that 1 full year from my last post is fast approaching. Or did I get some new muse that demands that I break out of the 140-160 character limit?

All of the above. And maybe none at all. I just kinda miss writting. I kinda miss being able to have thoughts that actully add up to something.

But seriously, that one year since last post is really scary.

Guess the first thing I should do is look into updating the WordPress engine that runs this & get a new theme. Not really looking forward to messing with CSS, plug-in’s & wigets to get things just the way I want them. But the neglect that been going on here is just horrible.

xkcd:Cautionary

Something similar has happened to me as well, except that it was for Second Life.

Now she is a VP of a local company that runs a virutal banking and Credit card service inside Second Life.

I, however, mostly only log in once a month to pay my monthly bill to said company :-P

I kid. I’m immensely proud of her and what she has accomplished in her job and in the virtual world.

Now to get her started on Linux…

Divide by Twos

In honor of the news that the band Death Cab of Cutie is coming to Singapore for a concert (Aug 12, tickets go on sale at Sistic.com.sg on June 27), I would like to share one of my fav tracks from their latest album, Narrow Stairs.

The thing I’ve always enjoyed the most about DCoC is of the lyrical imagery that is used throughout most of their songs. They tell a story, usually of the human condition living in this our modern era, vividly with the music counterpointing the key emotion or depth of the feelings involved. It’s like most of their songs can be summed up in a simple image; something that you might come across in an old photo album or magazine. You will first get a basic idea of the picture when you glance at it, just like how you’ll pick out hints in a first listen of a DCoC song. But as you take time to muse over the picture, details of the feeling behind the shot and of the subjects will slowly come into focus or tickle your imagination. DCoC songs does the same with words and musical arrangement.

It’s the same with the track I’ve picked out below, tells a simple story that is all too common nowadays but also contains imagery wordplay; in this case Maths. You know it just had to be slightly geeky somehow.

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So Impossible

Singing along out loud to Dashboard Confessional’s “So Impossible EP” is quite fun and a great way to de-stress. I had re-discovered it, while catching up on what new releases my favorite bands have come up with recently.

While more details can be found here, allow me to sum it up.

So Impossible is a concept album, in this case the tracks of the album come together to tell complete story, with a fixed beginning and end. The album consists of 4 tracks:

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Buying a Live

Did a fair bit of online shopping last year and here is a post I threw together of my experiences in it. Now it’s a good reminder on the stuff one has to look out for when doing the same.

Frustrating.

Sometimes people question why I have this tendency to buy products straight off the shelf instead of participating in that venerable Asian pastime of bargain hunting. The most common answer is that I’ve already taken the time to research the item, have decided that I need/want it and that I want to have it now so this is the fastest way. “But second-hand would be so much cheaper!” would be the reply and there is truth in that statement. I’m not against buying second-hand or refurbished items if the opportunity arises. My current Palm Treo 650 and some older PDAs were of first-hand.

But bargain hunting can be a study in frustration, especially when it becomes time-consuming or worse; when you turn around yourself into a fix.

Like recently: After picking up some pieces of Computer Audio software and hardware on the cheap (second-hand some of them), I once again have fallen in love with the hobby. Boosted by this, I began eying the most innovative of them all, Ableton Live. Now in it’s 6 version, I have been following the software since version 4 but it has always been out of reach in terms of it’s daunting cost. That hasn’t changed. But with a steady work salary and a renewed drive to expand on my computing and musical interests, I figured that now was the time to bite the bullet. Of course that doesn’t mean I was going to just go blindly to the vendor main online shop to order it straight away; since I was going to buy it online, why not look around online for better deals? Sure beats doing it physically. And naturally, the first place one would go to online to look for bargins is Ebay. *cue Weird Al original song*

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