Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The Terrific Twenties

I have just one more week to enjoy being in my twenties.
Then thirty is going to hit me like an unwanted zit on prom night.

I discovered my first white hair this year. Ask Aaron, I freaked out on him in KL. The coffee didn't help. It's embarrassing to admit, but I felt like crying that night. Then I felt like laughing too, because white hair or not - here was another 'first'.

I didn't pluck the white hair out, and I check on it once in a while to see how it's doing... like an unofficial pet. Perhaps, like my left breast - I shall give my solitary white hair a name. Suggestions?

*Derailment* I wonder what I'll one day name my solitary hair. At least now I still have the pleasure of adding the adjective 'white'... to discern one strand from all the rest. I have 'the rest' to feel blessed about.

My twenties have been fabulous and so much has happened in these ten years. I've had lots of firsts...

  • First drunken binge
  • First serious long-term relationship
  • First time contemplating marriage
  • First time contemplating marriage to a same-sex partner
  • First white hair
  • First sexual encounter involving more than two persons
  • First nervous breakdown
  • First speech at a wedding
  • First visit to the psychiatrist
  • First plane ride out of Malaysia
  • First hamster and rat pets
  • First newspaper article about me (and mum and Nanny too)
  • First same-sex relationship
  • First holiday in East Malaysia
  • First time appearing as a VO and acting talent (haha laughable actually)
  • First time I've lived away from my parents
  • First tattoo
  • First mmorpg experience
  • First time I quit smoking & drinking
  • First car (that's mine)
  • First Chigger (I've always had Chigger, but it was the first time I thought of giving it a name)
  • First D&D character making it past level 3
  • First career change
  • First blog

... the list is endless isn't it? There's a blessing in every one of those firsts and I wouldn't have done anything different. However, that doesn't mean to say that I'd relish having seconds or thirds where some of the things on that list are concerned.

*Derailment: While I'm contemplating the last week of my twenties. My brother is probably 'not' contemplating the last 22 days of his thirties. The bastard. (I mean that fondly)

I can't remember who it was that said to me recently, "Why do we need to have white hair to be seen as having wisdom?" Well, since I recently removed my first wisdom tooth, perhaps this as yet unnamed white hair has come to strike a balance on the wisdom scales. Mwah haha.

Well I don't know what the Thirties will hold for me, but I'll make sure there's a whole bunch of other 'firsts' to add to the list. Among them would be: First degree, first holiday in a country with seasons & first business.

But in the meantime, I'm grateful that in 7 days, it WON'T be my first great party with the people I care about MOST in this world.

Having fir
sts are great. Having more of the same with you guys makes me feel unbelievably blessed.


I'll see you guys soon!
Forget the party hats.
Bring the booze, an appetite
& a willingness to tea-party like the Edgar-ator!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

The Edgar-ator!! (Part 2-single)

Just when you thought I'd forgotten all about those pictures that were neatly handed to me
in a thumb-drive... mwah ha ha...

























Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Discworld

I haven't blogged in a long while, for good reason. I've been reading. Yes. I read. My manic humour has to come from somewhere. Inspired by some thing. And my thing of choice is Terry Pratchett's Discworld.

I've had moments when I couldn't touch his books. Periods that lasted 6 - 7 months. A year or more sometimes.

It's like the Baskin Robbins that I used to enjoy a pint at a time until my body finally rallied all of its bits into an angry pitch-fork wielding mob and collectively launched brown liquidy spew out of my mouth. It said, "Hey, Bile! And you, Stomach! Not you, Asshole! Grab these picket signs we're storming the Esophagus!"

Then I had to stay off the ice-creams for some time before I could launch myself into another delightful chocolatey binge.


Terry Pratchett is my indulgence. He takes the world as we know it and wraps it in a veil of twisted satire that doesn't actually do much veiling of anything. Instead, it reveals. Reveals the twisted truths of the world that we live in. In the privacy of our bedrooms or toilets where we happen to be reading, we can own up and laugh at ourselves, "hahahaha yeah I'm guilty of that. *snort* " Something we might only do with only the closest friends, and even then not all the time.

Terry Pratchett pokes fun at all of us. And I love it! Can't get enough of it!

And I'm going to share with you some of his literary gems. I don't even care if you don't get it. Like his books, this blog post is completely an indulgence for me. Mwahahaaa.


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Here's a minor example of his wit...


"Everywhere he looked there were 'fat' geysers. Rings of ancient, congealed yellow fat, so old and rancid that even Sam Vimes wouldn't dip his toast in it unless he was really hungry, encircled sizzling little pools. There were even black floating bits, which on second glance turned out to be insects that were slow learners in a hot fat situation.

Vimes recalled something Igor had said. Sometimes dwarfs working the high strata, where the fat had congealed into a kind of tallow millennia ago, found strange ancient animals, perfectly preserved but fried to a crisp.

Probably... Vimes found himself laughing out of sheer exhaustion... probably battered to death.

Mwahahaaa.


The snow was falling heavily now, making the fat pools spit.

Vimes sagged to his knees. He ached all over. It wasn't just that his brain was writing cheques that his body couldn't cash. It had gone beyond that. Now his feet were borrowing money that his legs hadn't got, and his back muscles were looking for loose change under the sofa cushions."


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Excerpt from his book, "The Fifth Elephant"
.... this excerpt reminds of my current place of work which I won't name but YOU know


Captain Carrot explains, "In Uberwald the dwarfs and trolls haven't settled their old grievances. There are large areas controlled by feudal vampire or werewolf clans, and there are also tracts with much higher than normal background magic. It is a chaotic place, indeed, and you'd hardly think you were in the Century of the Fruitbat. It is to be hoped that things will improve, however, and Uberwald will, happily, be joining the community of nations.'

Vimes and Vetinari exhchanged looks. Sometimes Carrot sounded like a civics essay written by a stunned choirboy.

"Well put,' said the Patrician at last. "But until that joysome day Uberwald remains a mystery inside a riddle wrapped in an enigma."

"Let me see if I've got this right," said Vimes. "Uberwald is like this big suet pudding that everyone's suddenly noticed, and now with this coronation as an excuse we've all got to rush there with knife, fork and spoon to shovel as much on our plates as possible?"

"Your grasp of political reality is masterly, Vimes. You lack only the appropriate vocabulary."

Monday, October 01, 2007

Edgarator Videos Batch 1

Skip these videos & go read these first:



TRUST ME, You'll Feel Better If You Do
(For some reason, blogger mixed up the order of my posts)



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These vids are a little unclear but still PRICELESS!!!!

Note: Transformers playing in the background. Listen closely and you can hear Edgar 'sawing logs' through the sound from the show. Camera shook cause I was laughing so hard tears were streaming down my face.


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Edgarator Video 2

No camera tricks folks, this is the real deal!!!
Unfortunately, it's also sideways... couldn't figure out how to flip the darn thing.
This video was taken on Chiet's phone which has so much better resolution than mine. ENJOY

Note: Transformers closing theme playing in the background. Ever notice how it sounds like the theme song from a Cowboy show? Well, Aaron did...


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The Edgar-ator!! (Episode 1)




Continued... Part 2

The Edgar-ator!! (Episode 2)





At time of posting, Edgar still does not know that these events took place while he was asleep.


Continued... Videos Batch 1