Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Smell like a Pussy

As the title implies, I assume that Hello Kitty's latest product offering has marketing taglines along those words. Hot on the heels of pussy fever, Japan has launched yet another pussy related product.

No one from Japan was available to comment.

I assume they were busy beating off to Hentai videos.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Three Joss Sticks

“Maybe it made lesser mortals envious and they thought maybe he was a little bit boastful,”
- MP Charles Chong
Charles Chong in the Ivory towers of Singapore's political elite,
hallowed be thy name,
LKY's kingdom come,
thy will be done in Singapore as it is in heaven,
give us today a small bit of your enormous salary,
forgive us lesser mortals,
as we are envious of our public servants.
Do not bring us to the courts,
but deliver us real public service.
All Rights Reserved by Jesus, author of "The Lord's Prayer" for lesser mortals.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Friday, January 9, 2009

A look at Japanese Pudding

Lost for words. Regular programmes will continue shortly.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Razor on Wire: A review of The Dark Knight OST

Classical purists will tell you that the soundtrack is repetitive. And I agree.

It IS repetitive as first glance
. However, if you were paying attention to the undertones, you'd find a wonderful array of instruments that create both the build up of attention and then the big crescendo of sound once the theme has hit its climax.

[Why So Serious], for example, is a build up of the Joker persona. Razor on piano wire, the score follows the Joker's rise to power, the building pitch on cello as he gathers his team for a heist of one of Gotham's mob banks.

My understanding and interpretation of that the score follows the movie. Where UNSTOPPABLE FORCE collides with IMMOVABLE OBJECT: Repetition is a symbol of Batman/Bruce Wayne's relentless pursuit of justice. When it collides with the jarring electronic tones of Joker's anarchistic tendencies, sounds crash head to head in a cacophony of sounds. The sounds however disjointed, have been given context due to the repetition of Batman's themes.

I'm a fan no doubt. It's not Mozart or Beethoven. But it's no less emotive. Granted, it's the product of the MTV age, but the score is truly epic and it has made The Dark Knight evocative Oscar material. It lends emotional credence to an otherwise mainstream Hollywood film.


Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Launch of The MacBook Wheel

This just in. Straight off the presses from MacWorld.

Apple Introduces Revolutionary New Laptop With No Keyboard

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

What do they fear?

I've often wondered- What does the PAP fear?

Singapore, jewel of the South East and economic powerhouse of the 20th century. In the early 1960s, Lee Kuan Yew was the right man and his belief in the fundamental of leadership by complete executive authority was the right one. An infant nation requires a firm hand, intelligence and steadfast decision making to weather the birthing pains of a rising city-state.

Too many cooks spoil the soup so goes the old adage. LKY was one chef and a good soup he did make.

On the advent of the 21st century, something changed. The nation grew more intelligent as a people. Suddenly, the lost sheep that MM Lee had led out of the darkness had gained an awareness and intelligence of its own. We evolved, we started to question. We wanted to take ownership. But this "ownership" meant involvement and involvement continued to have a high price (defamation suits mostly). So we remained uninvolved but increasingly vocal.

Yet the infamous iron grip remained. Screw up after screw up:
- Mas Selamat's escape (a theoretical kansas city shuffle)
Loss of billions in investments fiasco's by Temasek under the Prime Minister's wife
- Loss of millions by town councils
- the lack of accountability for the above screw ups
- perceived uneven application for the rule of law (CASE protest versus Tak Boleh Tahan protest)
- perceived uneven application of constituitional rights (PAP cycling event versus WP cycling event at the East Coast)

Why then? Why should a party so famed for its pristine white shirts and whiter than white anti-corruption stance be so afraid of a few protestors?

Why does the Thai king enjoy such absolute love from his people? Why does the PAP who has given years of prosperty fear the loud opinions of a decided few?

Does the PAP believe it's own convictions and/or public relations spiel? Complete belief in one's convictions and moral authority indicates a willingness to stand before a court of opinion of the people. A Christ-like defense: where the unrighteous (enemies of PAP) can throw accusations at the righteous and no amount of slander may stick.

That the loud protestations of the vocal few will be dismissed by the adoring masses. What does the PAP fear? What do they have to hide? What's been lacking that might become so glaringly revealed if the people finally stood up and let themselves be heard?

Is it our climate of fear or is it theirs?

Majulah Singapura.

With embers of patriotism,

Monday, January 5, 2009

I support Israel

That's right. I said it.

Caveat Emptor: I have many muslim friends. They play great music. Make good buddies and we have the best laughs. Certainly, they also teach me that some of the best moments in life can be found simply "relak-ing one korner". My mentor was muslim in fact.

That said. Militant Islamism is BORING. In fact, the premise of fighting a Holy War for land, God, whatever is a fucking lost cause. It's SO STUPID.

To you militant types especially HAMAS- TAKE A CHILL PILL and get over yourselves.

I'm going to seggregate the bad "Let's jihad" muslims from the cool "relak one corner" types. The following is a timeline of the assholic behavior of bad muslims.

614AD- "Let's Jihad" muslims in their first incarnation- The persians. You guys attacked Jerusalem and really shit on everything there.

Arab Muslims take Jerusalem in a bloodless surrender accepted in person by Caliph Omar Ibn al-Khattab. Omar famously refuses to pray in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which allows it to remain a Christian site.

If you were getting your Israelite asses kicked all the time. I'd pretty much surrender bloodlessly and imagine that God would deliver us.

660-750AD- Here's something GOOD that happened. Jerusalem flourishes under the rule of the Ummayad caliphs, who rule from Damascus. Jerusalem becomes the capital of a province covering most of Palestine and the al-Aqsa Mosque and Dome of the Rock are built early in the period.

Sure, an occupying force makes your land profitable but it doesn't make your land theirs by default. Example: Japan made enormous economic strides post-war with the help of the United States. It didn't make Japan an US territory by default did it?

969AD- Jerusalem taken by the Fatimids, a dynasty of Shi'ites ruling from Egypt

Again. Asses kicked yet again by the militant muslims.

I'll bottomline it for you. ISRAELITES always belonged in Israel. You muslims and Palestinians making it part of your territory through war DOES NOT make it your land.

It took world war 2 and the Holocaust to make global powers return Israel to the Israelites.

What did you expect with continued raining of rockets down in their cities. Turn the other cheek? Sorry, that was the wrong Jew- that was Jesus. The Jews crucified Jesus. These Jews will send your arab asses to the netherworld for continued aggression if you continue to provoke them with missile attacks.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

What is love?

I love MSN philosophy

tamber says:

that's why i keep asking.. how do you know when it's love?

percevale says:

for me if it's i love the person more than myself. If i find myself wondering more abt what it means to her then it does to me.

percevale says:
BUT- there's another kind of love. the less self destructive kind

percevale says:
where you can see yourself happy in the knowledge that the person is the one you know you can depend on.. or will comfort you when things have gone wrong and won't abandon you

percevale says:
you see neither is an absolute correct "love" there is no such thing.. but the first is a "shooting star" type- super hot but burns up quickly if not navigating across the skies correctly

percevale says:
the other is the single star in the sky type.. lasts for long time.. but once it's faded.. it still takes a while for you to see that it's gone

Friday, January 2, 2009

Dead Awakening

"deadawakening.blogspot.com" chronicles the beginnings of a zombie outbreak in Singapore. A social satire, the story uses the simple premise that news reports in Singapore are merely a cover up for something more sinister.

I hope to turn it into a publication someday. Wish me luck. Tons of writing to do before it's ready in anyway, shape or form.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

The Three Oh

Oh. Hi New Year, I have crossed the threshold, never again a twenty-something.

I've officially entered adulthood.

Oh, how easy it has been: To explain the brash "devil-may-care" attitude I've exuded for my career and many aspects of personal communication over the last 29 years as part of my youth.

This coming August, it's no longer something I can do.

The Big Three-Oh. Come then! I embrace ye!