Gig #60 and a little update

Wow. It’s been ages since I’ve written anything here. I’ve been so busy working with a blog for my job that the last thing I wanna see at the end of the day is another blog, and hence the lack of updates. Anyways I’m still alive in case you’re wondering, and still doing things. Alright firstly- my comic has been delayed. Recently got a new computer and I haven’t finished installing all my software for working and getting back into the groove of things. I have 2 reviews queued up: Skyline (6/10) and Rapunzel (9/10) so you should watch the latter when it opens next week. The Wishing are jamming again. We have a full band now- Me, Jason, Andrew and Syefri are coming up with some tunes that will knock off your socks. Life’s been the least to say, interesting for me. Heart make, heart break, heart ache, terrible feelings, love, lust, everything in between. You’ll learn about it one day. I promise. Lastly, I’ll be playing at the Endgame gig tomorrow- and event organized to benefit charity, so do come show your love. Talk to you guys soon.

Gig #60: Endgame 2010
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Endgame is a concert for the homeless, the helpless and the needy. Children. Play your part and do something you love, while contributing to their cause. Make your stand now.

Endgame 2010 Bill
1.Intermission
2. 2storeyheart
3. Never Early
4. Tony Leo Selvaraj
5. Initial Sound
6. The Bananas
7. Kristen Claire Chee and Christian Palencia
8. The Addiktion.

Gig details
Venue: SJK(C) Chong Hwa, Jalan Pahang (Map here)
Date: 19th November 2010 (last day of the Malaysian school calendar)
Time: 6.30 till late.

Price:
Standard: RM15 per ticket.
Bulk order: RM120 for 10 tickets.
Door tickets: RM25 per ticket.

The end of a season…

So I was in the shower today and I thought to myself “It’s been a long time since I’ve written anything on my blog.” I thought hard about what to write, and decided on another introspective piece. The last one I wrote was quite awhile ago, on the fourth of January. Apparently what I wrote made people think about their relationships. Wow. But whatever you guys gained from it, I’m glad- even though it wasn’t my intention to help you guys in the first place 😛

After thinking about what to write, I realized not a lot has happened in my life since then, but there will be some significant events happening in August. It feels like the current of my season is coming to a close (July will be the last 31 episodes of this season) and a new season starts in August.

August.

August is coming soon. Too soon? Perhaps. I don’t know about everyone else but the past month+ and the coming month have and will be the slowest periods of my life so far this year. As most of you already know, I have handed in my resignation letter. I’m working off the remaining 3 months in the company before I can leave. I’ve had a great time working there. I’m glad I had chosen Inspidea to work at for my first job (even though it was more like them that picked me when they called me up to come in up for the interview haha). Like they say, you can’t keep a wild horse chained to a fence or a dragon in it’s cave- if it wants to leave, it leaves. And I have unfurled my imaginary wings and I am taking flight.

I’ll be missing you guys. You know who you are. I will be starting my new job in August, and I believe it will be one of the major turning points in my life.

August is coming too soon. The 8th month of this year will see the departure of one of our good friends, Alvin, to Japan. Drinking will never be the same again, and Santini will definitely close down without you. Come back soon man, we’ll be missing you. But while you’re still here, let’s make every moment count. And I mean IRL (Chatting in Skype or raiding a dungeon WoW does not and will not count!).

August can’t come soon enough. By then, one of my best friends, Seng Yip will be back from studying overseas and we’ll be working on some stuff together. Keep your eyes peeled! I smell awesome times ahead 😀 What a way to kick start the month- a trip to Phuket for booze, babes and beaches. Hopefully no unwanted babies.. or bastards will be created on the trip. HAHA.

August is .. I don’t have anything more to write here. So I went clicking through my archives for some ideas. Turns out I never wrote much in August except in 2007. I found this awesome drawing I did back then for the 10th Harry Potter book:

Read the full post here.

Yeah, I miss love. August tells me it’s three years since things ended. I think I’m ready.

The end of a season is the beginning of a new one.

Back from Sandakan, Gig #48

So I’m sure most of you know, I’ve just returned from a teaching stint in Sabah. To be more precise, Sandakan. And man, that place is HOT! The weather over there is insane. It makes KL feel like Mines Wonderland by comparison. Either way, it was a blast teaching the kids over there. It’s always fun to share your knowledge with children! Here’s to hoping they make it to the finals and smash some face in with awesome cartoons 😀

And I’m performing this afternoon at PWTC!

Gig Doppelganger @ Youth Malaysia
Date 5/29/2010
Venue PWTC

1500 Angie Lynn
1515 George Wong
1530 AiQa
1540 Kyoto Protocol
1600 Sausage Named Bob
1620 Revuforte
1630 Handle with Care
1640 Megat the Beatboxer
1655 Figure of Speech

More info here.
Hope to see you guys today! It’s gonna be fawesome 😀

My age.

Not that I give a shit about my age (maybe I will in 5 years time, or when they finally let me into 21/Velvet lol), but it annoys me when people try to correct me when I tell them my age. Let’s get some facts straight. A year is 365 days long (365 and 1/4 days if you want to be anal). You turn a year older 365 days after your birthday. It doesn’t matter what year you are born in, the same rule applies to all birthdays.

So when I tell people that I am 24 now, they all assume I was born in 1986. When I tell them I was born in 1985, they say ‘then you must be 25 now!’

Just because I am 25 this year (in December), it does not mean that I am 25 now. Yeah I will be 25 later this year, but as of now I am not! If my age increased just because the year changed, I would only be 24 for 14 days. Which is stupid.

Oh wow, I have indirectly written about my birthday. I’m expecting a shit load of presents now, considering I get 100 hits a day on this blog. LOL.

Have a safe flight!

Today as I wished my buddy Kon Chao have a safe flight! I realized the redundancy of such a statement.
Firstly, my friend is not the pilot of the plane. He has no control over how fast or how high the plane will be flying.
Secondly, he has no control over the pilot’s state of mind. For all we know, the pilot could have been dumped just before he got on the flight. Depending on how upset he is over it, it could affect his piloting skills.
Thirdly, he has no control over the weather. Will it be stormy? Clear blue skies? Let’s not even talk about the condition of the plane, and the random terrorist hijacking or the occasional chance of a freak accident occurring (50% btw). Think of a flight as a random walk through some grass in a Japanese RPG. Sometimes you don’t encounter any enemies in one stretch, but at other times, you encounter monsters every 4 steps. Unless you have some repel on. Haha.

Why do people say inconsequential things? I guess we’ve been conditioned. Like how we reluctantly say hi or invite someone we don’t like to an event just because of courtesy. Or how we say no to that cup of vodka we drink anyway just to give face to the person who bought the bottle. And I shall end this post here just because I can.

Hair. Birds. Batteries.

People have asked me why do I want to keep my hair long? Well I figured since I have hair now I might as well keep it. When I’m 50 (if I ever reach that age lol) and balding, then it’s time for my hair to go. For now, I’ll keep it as long as I want!

What do birds think about when they shit on cars?
“Oh hey! That car looks clean! Let’s shit on it!”

Why do batteries miraculously come to life when you take them out and put them back in again? Remote not working? Take out the battery and put it back in, viola! It’s good for some more clicks.

Set Your Dreams/ Live Your Goals

Why do people say ‘live your dreams’ when sometimes dreams are so easily achieved or stupid?

Like the other night I dreamt that I drove a car into a bunch of cops sitting on a table at a mamak. I see it all the time (cops at mamaks), and I could easily ‘live my dream’ if I wanted to. Would doing so give me a sense of accomplishment? Maybe. But it would definitely give me a life time in jail or a death sentence. Either way, it’s not something you want to do.

Half the time dreams don’t make sense.

Like a few years ago, I had this dream of being kidnapped by a hot girl and we were making out in the backseat of her car while I was tied up. I mean, sure that was hot as hell but how do I get myself kidnapped? Let alone by a hot girl?! I’m of no value (at least in the monetary sense) so nobody would benefit from kidnapping me. Maybe that dream meant that I should work hard until I become rich enough (or of some value) to be kidnapped. I guess one could interpret it in that way.

What if someone dreamt about murdering their parents? And they did it. Would they say ‘my dream came true!’ ‘I lived the dream!’

So in this fucked up world where everybody takes things to literally, I think the right word should be ‘live your goals’. Unless your goal is to become a serial killer.

Thursday Thoughts/ Toll Tales

So I fucked up my plan for this week :/ I didn’t draw on Monday, didn’t write on Tuesday, but I did play a gig on Wednesday. So I get 1/3. Figured I could right the wrong and make it 2/3 today. Hence me writing on a Thursday!

So, here’s another installment on thoughts on toll booths. I don’t know why I find them so fascinating. Maybe I’ll work in one someday just to get the experience! Anyway I was thinking to myself the other day- do toll booth workers get toilet breaks? And what if they need to use the toilet during peak hours? I figured someone would come and take their place for awhile while they were gone. But let’s say they were at the furthest end from the control center (which is where I assume the subs should be resting)- they would have to wait for the sub to get out of the center, then make his way through the lanes (waiting to make sure the barrier is down before crossing) and then swap with the worker in need. Then that person would have to go all the way to the command center as well, while hoping they can hold their shit in. Imagine being scared by a truck/car while crossing the path. You shit in your pants right in the middle of the road. Hilarious.

Then I thought to myself, maybe they don’t have to go so far- maybe they have a potty in their booth. Maybe what they are sitting on is a toilet bowl! And they actually have their pants down or no pants on at all! So they can go whenever they want to. So each toll booth is actually an air conditioned toilet. With a window. And a gate. Awesome. Imagine if your toilet was broken? The flush wasn’t working. Then the stench of shit would be in your toll booth the whole day. Not so awesome. So I went back to thinking again- maybe the toilet isn’t so far away and maybe it isn’t in their own booth. Maybe the toilets are in the Smart TAG/Touch n Go booths! I mean, those things have booths with nobody in them! Perfect places to put toilets. Nobody’s gonna go in them, and if the flush was broken, it wouldn’t really affect anybody!

I think I really need some toll booth worker to share with me what life is like working in one.

Toll booth chicks gone wild! I have no idea why I have this line saved in my phone. I think I must have thought about toll booth chicks flashing their tits when cars drive by. So wrong, I know.

I’ve seen a couple of pretty toll booth girls before. Yeah and by couple I mean 2. Maybe 3. Not a lot. I wonder why there aren’t many hot chicks working in toll booths? I think if Taylor Swift worked at a toll booth, I would purposely use that toll at a certain time, and if possible, make a U-Turn to use that toll again just to see her. More money for the highway companies. I’m happy, they’re happy, everybody’s happy, and the world is a better place!