this time tomorrow

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everyone’s craving for wes anderson’s the darjeeling limited. even though he’s accused of making the same movie over and over again, somehow (somehow) it feels this will be a bit special what with this might be owen wilson’s (possibly) last appearance on screen. or just because sarip still loves his rushmorisms.

the trailer‘s soundtrack is pretty good, as always with the kinks ‘strangers’ and ‘this time tomorrow’ providing the perfect mood. good stuff.

and if any of you are interested, there is a prelude for the movie – hotel chevalier. it’s great because 1) beloved director; 2) free download on iTunes 3) natalie portman appears (briefly, tastefully) naked.

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as always since we are not in ameleekah, we can’t download that even if it is for free. so thank sarip that he got this. nyeh.

mat on the moon

itu doctor dari messia dapat jugak gi ISS. sarip cakap tahniah kepada dia jadi mat space yang pertama! mungkin pasal lagu yang sarip tujukkan beberapa tahun lalu. huzzah! ribut aku rasa orang orang kat sana. artis-artis, datin-datin sama apa apa lagi lah misti macam tersenyum tersengih-sengih kalau terjumpa dia. pak lah mesti bangga tak agak agak aku rasa. mesti ada satu lagi slogan dia nak reka untuk letak ‘melayu boleh gi space!’

sarip tak jeles yang si doktor misti akan hidup senang wenang sampai bila bila. sarip actually bangga mans dia dapat naik…

until….

ni cerita kluar terbliak di mata orang. entah, boleh jadi ni propaganda pihak orang barat nak buruk burukan orang kita. tapikan, kalau orang tengok betol betol dalam ni citer apa karenah si mamat ni nak tunjukkan? nak bilang satu dunia yang sidini hero superstar pasal dia nak langsungkan dia nye sembahyang lepas tuh pening tak tau nak tunjuk arah ke mana lepas tuh sampai buatkan 150 orang untuk bikin satu simposium nak ulangkaji fatwa baru dan macam macam lagi?

ok, kalau si mamat ni bingung tak tau camner apa kata jangan naik trus ajer? bagi orang lain naik. tak payah nak susah susahkan orang lain. kalau lah dia pun risaukan pasal ni perkara pun, tak payah bilangkan satu dunia apa dia nak buat? apa dia nak buktikan? jadi satu hari nanti satu emak boleh terpekik kat anak dia “ko apa nak jadi nih? ko tengok si doktor tuh, kat space pun dia sembahyang!!” seperti apa ada orang cakap, dunia nih bulat jadi walaupun kita memandang ke arah barat, kita orang technically ngah tuju ke angkasa kan? jangan bilang nanti kalau dia nak gi tinggal kat artik ataupun ke planet marikh dia nak bikin lagi satu simposium apa nak buat untuk tuju ke arah kiblat.

jadi begini doktor nak gi angkasa, jalankan sahaja ibadat kamu tuh. mekah terletak di dunia. kau ngah memandang ke dunia. habis cerita. if kau tak nampak jugak, pakai hubble telescope jadi boleh nampak terang benderang. other than that kalau ko alim sangat tak yah lah posing badan depan kamera angkat dumbell oraights?

dei, mumbai daa..indiiaaa..

there’s been some good commercials lately on local tv.

this one just reminds us of gwen doing his impersonation, if you get the drift. there is another one by the national health board (i think) that has the uncle yapping ‘later later’ which brought a few smiles. good stuff.

anyways, this device really made me wanting to keep cats again. my previous cats tend to do their business in the most inappropriate of places (like the back of the wardrobe and below the washing machine) . just fyi.

no fear

“…Nobody will blame us until we are 35 years from now, when the problem is here, then people will say, ‘What kind of Government did we have 35 years ago, never taking care of us today…’

– Tha Godfadja Lee, Straits Times 24th July

35 years from now, sarip sees why people are so dumb 35 years ago to believe something that has not happened but were just being hypnotized by words of fear. 2042 here we come!

we have to stop this fear for the future thing. i thought we were supposed to be living positively, yes?

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same goes to rafa. just bloody well put on torres and not trying to put spikes on his bum for every league game. we do not want the champions league, we just want the premier league. don’t be greedy and wanting to have all when you can just concentrate on one which has been thirst by lots for so long.

the wabbit

ain’s potpot hiding under its pile during construction work.

geram aku.

anyways, geylang was as se-hardcore as wat i’d expected. anyways, if anyone saw sarip shout hi to him ‘cos he can’t see that well while trying to cuci his mata (adoi!) during bulan yang mulia ini.

the highlight definately was the ‘selat menyambut hari raya’ banner. maybe they don’t want to have the ‘mat’ in ‘selamat’.

how dare them!

by the way, the sunday times had this article to say that ‘grooming for sexual addicts’ will be considered as a crime. along those lines lah. this from someone who tried to curi baca in the mamak shop.

interesting move sarip says. the only irony was the newspaper was sitted next to hordes of scantily clad ladies (dayum!) on men’s magazines.

now is it just me or are double standard practices at stake here? if they’d decide to proceed with that law, shouldn’t magazines like fhm and maxim be taken off the stands too? (oh pls no!) the instinct tells ne not however, since mediacork publishing will definately lose a lot of income, yes?

so how will this law proceed then?

ah shucks. hopefully this law does not apply of having keira knightley being removed from local media.

adoi.

karrrrching kechingching!

Rank Country Current account balance
(million US$)
1 People’s Republic of China (PRC) 179,100
2 Japan 174,400
3 Germany 134,800
4 Russia 105,300
5 Saudi Arabia 103,800
6 Norway 63,330
7 Switzerland 50,440
8 Netherlands 50,170
9 Kuwait 40,750
10 Singapore 35,580
11 Venezuela 31,820
12 Sweden 28,610
13 United Arab Emirates 26,890
14 Algeria 25,800
15 Hong Kong 20,900
16 Canada 20,560
17 Malaysia 17,860
18 Libya 14,500
19 Brazil 13,500
20 Iran 13,130

source: wikipedia

Check that out. No. 10 woits! Now, what are we ever going to do with all of that money…? hmmm……

le special one

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oh no! the greatest man(ager), jose maureeneyo has quit chelsea! now who’s the only person who has the brains to beat freaking ferguson! daym! and not only so not long ago they are waxing lyricals to him. poor sod.

in thruth, sarip prefers maureen rather than rafa to be ‘pool’s manager. for shizzle mah nizzle. maybe they will swap places.

no?

sleeper and tha cpf

i’ve been growin super tired lately that i can’t open my eyes when the clock strikes 4pm. i can sleep almost anywhere without bothering much of the surroundings. worst of all, i’ve become one of those “funny looking sleeping people on mrt trains who tend to get their heads knocked on the glass panel”. used to be funneh, not now apparently. padan muka aku.

what’s going on man? i used to be so excited when work ends so that can merayap sana sini after that. not now, i am more excited to hit the bed as soon as possible. and weekends, oh puhleeeese. i am more in tuned with catching up on lost sleep than becoming the malam muda mudi kid. nah uh. i know, i know aku ni dah tua, but hellooooo….it’s still early age kan? i still remember my dad (his stories, entah betol ke tak) hit the swing life during his 30s. kena minum alicafe ataupun kopi jantan agaknyer tak?

so how liddat? becoming 30 and already not enough energy to sustain. how liddat gahmen? you said that ON AVERAGE people tends to live up to 82 and beyond nowadays so that’s why you guys implemented the new CPF ruling. incredible! i didn’t know the gahmen had set up a new geomaster-fortune-teller-tikam-tikam ministry that can agak agak how long its citizens will live. this is so minority-report-gattaca! we are so far ahead in terms of human evolutions that no wonder terroristas are not interested in landing on this land. what’s the point they may say. even if they do *something* they’ll know that it won’t be fruitful ‘cos the gahmen aka fortune-teller had told the world singaporeans will live up to 82. unless they target the old folks home lah. (i get it! it’s a whole big plan to make singapore more secure and to deter any terroristas from coming here! brilliant!)

buggers.

oh well, i have to admit that new ruling just plainly, sucks. can i say that i don’t want to contribute to CPF then? aku simpan dalam akoun senoman lagi mulia siots!

*update: nmp siew kum hong detailed speech in parliament that will fall into deaf ears i belief.

ok calm down, calm down. let’s watch some old school kiddy clip.

or those wes anderson’s sell out commercials. quirky.

more here.

balls

i don’t understand baseball. more so cricket. all this batty games can make my head go spinning nah nah nah. apa? wickets? runs? innings? apa dar dei….then the match can play damn the long one. but 2 things can make this to change (for the mo lah kan)

1. looking at the kids across the lab practicing their cricket right now seems to be very inspiring. macam tengok citer lagaan. uniform cricket stail mail jugak beb.

2. when barry bonds hit his record breaking home run, people went nuts chasing after the ball. and now one lucky person has managed to sell that ball for a whopping $752,467.20. tak terbegik hotdog tengok tuh?

anyways, it’s been a bad bad bad week in sports news, for me at least. ‘pool lost points, mclaren didn’t finish 1-2 and greg oden won’t be playing this year. it’s all downhill from here mans…

and by the way, natas was nuts! the only thing that we got were brochures, brochures and more brochures telling the same ‘ol same ‘ol. and the queue! omigod! how many korean trips do YOU need!?

next year if i were to put up a booth at natas, i’ll do my best to be the most unique promoter of all – 5d/4n at golok

sure fully book one.

match day 5: ‘pool vs pompey

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match: well, it just had to happen. after the euphoria of the abundance of goals in the previous match, liverpool came back knocking down to earth with this one. rafa can blame that the international break disrupts his plans, but to me it is just a lame excuse for getting a bad result. liverpool did come close however with voronin hitting the bar early on but were fortunate that reina made a great penalty save albeit a weak kick taken by kanu. the only positive side that can be taken from this match is the apparent weakness that can be seen. ‘pool really needs a left-footed left back as arbeloa, decent as he is, seems to be restricted in his movement with the tendency to cut back rather than go to the byline. also this match was lost in midfield where alonso looking tired and sissoko was being sissoko again. oh well, it’s going to be the typical away liverpool trauma again like seasons past…

players: benayoun stood out early in the match with his direct running and enthusiasm. reina was superb in the penalty save but nothing much else. he has a tendency to hurt his own players though with finnan being the victim this time. voronin looks to be a real class act what with his superb control of the ball and sublime technique. of the lot that played, sissoko and crouch look the most disappointing. crouch does not possess any trait of a predatorand being the tallest of the lot could not muster a decent head of the ball. sissoko keeps losing the ball, tackles wrongly and keeps running astray. both him and crouch are substitutes at best and should only come on when ‘pool are winning a game and not trying to sustain one.

interesting note: if rafa said that he wants to rest his important players first, what is the deal of putting all his 3 trump cards late on the match? like what the commentator said, it’s a case of too little too late. what, the chances of a player not getting injured late in the game is not as much as early on? what bollocks.

man-of-the-match: none. except for reina for that bit part.

match rate: 5.5 /10

rivals update: slowly but sickeningly surely, manure is rising up the table what with 3 consecutive 1-0 victories. they’ve not found form but are still winning. dangerous signs there. but arsenal keeps up the winning momentum but one has to wonder how much energy has been sapped from them with those emotional victories.

mari kita score points dalam bulan ini!

BULAN POSA START BESOK
BANGUN PAGI DONT MUKA BURUK
MAKAN SAHUR JANGAN CAM BERUK
SUMBAT SUMER FOOD DALAM PERIUK

TAIM BUKA PULA JANGAN MERAJUK
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ESPECIALLY KALAU KAT BEDOK
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MINUM AIR PLAIN SAMA MAKAN KURMA
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NI TAIM POSA AKU INSPIRE
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