Monthly Archives: September 2009

Miss Singapore 2009 – Epic Fail

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Honestly, I don’t think this woman even desire this much attention (irrespective of whether its good nor bad) but this is too good of an opportunity to miss out on.

OK, I am just confused on how a Country that lives and breaths on academic excellence and elitism can produce a woman (girl because honestly she doesn’t really have the maturity to be called a woman) this freaking retarded.

Of course, acknowledge that when it comes to beauty contestants the only intellectual brilliance that one would tumble upon is “World peace”. Only upon close scrutiny would you actually discover that they only “want” world peace and dn’t really have any concentrate plans of achieving it. Well, then I guess it is advisable to approach this topic with an open mind and never to underestimate the stupidity of these contestants.

Her epic fails at her interview were;

1. “I am majoring in…..(pause + roll eyes) diploma in healthscience AND HOSPRITARITY….”

2. When asked if she’s a fashionista….she says “Yes I am” with that stupid snobbish attitude!

3. “My style is my own Presonalirty (OMG I DONT EVEN KNOW HOW TO SPELL WHAT SHE’S SAYING)”

4. “You know….something Booms! (With action), something that shouts ‘ME’ (and she really shouted the word ‘me’)”

5. Ok, english might not be her first language. But her interview not only shows her lousy english, but also her self-centredness. “It’s about me, the….is about me, so yar….everything is about how I see myself” (For God’s sake, yes we know it’s about you….stop repeating it and go on!!)

Well, firstly since when is it that all beauty contestants do “health science and tourism” diplomas and degrees ????? Did I miss an announcement that required cooking, house keeping, front office are pre-requisites to being a great beauty contestant? Seriously, where are all the attractive law and medicine students? At least with them you don’t have to worry about a limited vocabulary/dull-witted manner/criminal offense for that matter (will get to this later).

When I heard about this ordeal, I tried to google her profile. Obviously, I wasn’t expecting a scholastic personality but c’mon at least she must be hot right ???

NO!!!!! I have seen PRC maids that look better than her. Ok fine, maybe that going over the edge but seriously she looks really freaking bad (objectively: gets like a 3.2 on “the scale”). The main problem (which the judges missed out) is that the deficiency of most Singaporean women (facial features) are not adequately satisfied by her. I may not be an expert on women but seriously; hair = -1, nose = -3, teeth = -10, ears= -2 (I can go on and on: face gets an overall -4). I know it might be superficial and materialist to judge a women on a numerical scale BUT HELLO thats what Miss World competitions do!

So, basically this is where she stands in my book:

1. Stupid: She like a blond (not as pretty by far) but at least have a decent command of the language  because with a (i) pretty face if you (ii ) smile and (iii) talk eloquently enough people believe you. Sadly, she fails epicly in all three departments.

2. Bad looking: If you are pretty enough guys actually can oversee that you are bimbotic: but serious when you lack both then how? (If you do find her attractive please reevaluate your taste in women: remember dn’t lower your taste in women just to make yourself more eligible)

3. Criminal: Yes; she only got probation but that is not because of her but rather the treatment of the law and its objectives in criminal sentencing. Only reason, she didn’t get a prison sentence and/or canned because she is less than 21 and female; note 5 convicted charges and 60 other charges considered.

End of the day, she asked to be put in the spotlight and public scrutiny. What I believe is that if you dn’t got what it takes to begin with it doesn’t matter how hard you try your mistakes and shortcomings are bound to crop up. Maybe, if she actually had the personality she could get through this nightmare reputation intact and still keep the crown (wait and see: my money is on “no”)

Why is that Singapore just can’t get it right with these contestants. Last year it was Rachael Kum’s racy pics and now this girl.

I would like to end this post with some of my favorite comments courtesy of some internet bloggers:

“her chances ‘had literally gone ‘boomz” (making reference to Ms Low’s bizarre description of her sense of style)

….she was not ‘Low Ris’ but ‘every bit high risk’ for fraud

….she should have used the credit cards to pay for English classes instead.

‘She is lucky that she did not have to wear ‘zipbra preens’ for a few months behind bars

She looks like those geylang prostitutes that you negiotate to have sex with cos you dn’t wanna pay full price of someone who looks like that.

But then again, you have to wonder that every single “public figure” faces scandals these days; would you prefer it to be a credit card fraud or a sex tape, maybe that the question we should ask ourselves 🙂

I am THAT GOOD

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OK, this post is just me being me – So heads up….

Every Single time no wonder what happens I always manage to get on top of it. It seems impossible or just downright preposterous but somehow and someway. Honestly, its either there is some guardian angel always shielding me from the worst or its just that I am this good that nothing seems unsurpassable.

Of course, I would love to believe the former but my ego demands the latter 🙂

Relationship Commitment

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The three ingredients of a successful union between two . . . humor, commitment & undying love.”
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Photo courtesy of DRG Photography

To define love would only result in a giant nebulous glow; largely confusing & obscure. Today “love” is not really gonna be my topic of discussion but rather on relationship commitment.

Many have argued that a relationship has three main pillars; love, relationship commitment & self-esteem. Essentially, this implies the potential importance of strong commitment (relationship commitment would be referred to as just commitment) in order for a relationship to be successful.

But how do we judge the right level of commitment ?

Only just today, the conversation gave up with S. Surprisingly, it ended with that dreaded sentence most guys never look forward to “WHERE IS THIS RELATIONSHIP GOING?”. In other words (guy words); “how committed are YOU to this relationship”.

100% = Long term relationship ?

50% = Still getting to know the REAL YOU ?

Less 50% = Just waiting for someone better to come along ?

Is this just a simple mathematic formula ? Or can commitment be a subjective word in itself (i.e. dependent on each person).

I am not a philosopher (even though I believe I do have a profound knowledge of how this universe works) nor a Linguist so this just going to be my personal opinion.

Commitment can only be judged relative to several other unobserved factors. I say “unobserved” because most of the time commitment is viewed or/and judged by your partner. Unobserved factors are other things going in your life which for you are important, pertinent or even pivotal but many/most times your partner is unable to see it that way. Of course, its not the fault of your partner; cos remember the saying “one man’s food is another man’s poison” ; so priorities and perspectives differ and honestly its no one’s fault.

Note: this is why most partners/couples tend have quite similar tastes which cuts down on the unobservables and aligns interests better.

Back coming back to what I was getting at; when I commit to say my relationship, I can only do so up to and inso far as other factors (unobserved) let me. So, lectures, honors thesis, project work, dota, watching “sopranos”  etc all affect the level of commitment.

These are all specifics; the flaw in this argument lies when other factors are identified as generic in nature; career success, academic brilliance; religious pursuit. If anyone argues on this line its merely an excuse to hide behind one’s own lack of commitment.

Remember,end of the day we can only put is “X” amount of effort and if we do not know how much we should put for what then we are only gonna end up putting too much effort into one at the expense of others.

So, the how committed am I ? Maybe, just not enough.

Two Moves

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Sometimes you may wonder what could have happened if I was valiant. If I took the effort to do what my mind was uttering and my body was yearning.

But, patience…… If life has thought me anything that is the best things in life should never be rushed. Even if this meant that you were gonna miss that window that well might never open up again.

Of course, often it is important to take a chance, a leap of faith to see where something takes you. Yet, to place faith in that impulsive leap or just to have faith that this could only just happen again draws no difference.

So, I just closed my eyes and smiled to myself envisaging everything movies and songs try so hard to fabricate. Because, end of the day thats exactly what falling in love is all about.

Drunken’ Guide to Budapest Part 1

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So decided to drop by budapest for a couple of days ? No idea where to visit or what to do ? This guide is designed to all those travelers who come to budapest – to indulge in its cheap alcohol and hot women.

This guide is going to provide some insights on what clubs and pubs you should visit and the dos and don’t while you are enjoying Budapest’s nightlife.

It consist of two parts (Part II – work-in-progress). The first one would deal with the Main Clubs and second would trying taking you through pubs/chill out joints.

Morrison’s 1: Club Link

  • Location: 25 Revay utca, Budapest 1065 Hungary (side street near the Opera)
  • Cover Charge: 500 ft (€ 2) entrance plus 200 ft for coat ( € 1): Note: Free before 9pm
  • Best Time to visit: Mondays between 9-11pm

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Morrison’s 1 is the pub for monday nights. Usually, it is filled with a large proportion of university students from Corvinus, University of Technology and Economics and few other universities nearby. This means that there is always a good mix of international students who speak english in contrast to the locals. When you enter remember to collect the three coupons, which gives you 3 free beers. It is recommended that you redeem all three coupons at once since this pub gets every crowded as the night progresses. Furthermore, the coupons MUST be redeemed BEFORE 11pm or they are worthless.

The pub consist of three main areas: Karoake, Foosball area and main Dance floor.

Karoake place consist of three televisions, which allows individuals to sing along to rather limited list of songs. But as the night progresses, the karoake area becomes very popular specially among locals.

Foosball area consist of two Foosball tables, which are always occupied. Besides that, there are three large tables with chairs. This is the only place in the pub with seating space. This is the area to go if you just need to have a seat and enjoy your free beer.

Main dance Floor – Heads up – Morrison’s 1 does have a good DJ but his song list can be abit too limited for some people’s taste.

Menu Prices as at July 2009

Draft Beer: Ft 480

Gold Tequilla:Ft 500

Long Island: Ft 1800

Morrison’s 2

  • Location: 1055, Budapest Honved 40, Hungary (Its on the Yellow Tram line two/three stops after Oktogon)
  • Cover Charge: 1000 FT (€ 4)  plus 200 ft for coat ( € 1). Note: Free before 9pm
  • Best Time to visit: Thursdays before 11pm

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If you are into the Big/Massive clubs with different dance floors then M2 is the place. By far, its the largest Club in Budapest (Except fortnightly Studio parties), it has:

Garden bar: Open area with a massive bar and scattered table arrangements

Level 2: Game Center with over 10 pool tables, arcade game machines, foosball etc.

Level 1: Three dance floors:

  1. When you enter, on the left side (same side as the coat room), there is a dance floor that plays hungarian music
  2. On your right side, there is a large bar cum dance floor which play RnB and Hip Hop
  3. On your side past the large dance floor (on the left side), there is a small entrance to a techno and trance dance floor.

Menu prices as at August 2009:

Please refer to the website link: Morrison 2 Prices

Personally, I recommend to go here before 11pm when the alcohol is ridiculously cheap, buy abt 3-5 beers (Cost less than 1000 FT – € 4) and then go up to the Garden Bar and chill. This place is perfect to meet Hungarian girls (if that’s what you are looking for). The best time to go down to the dance floor is after 12pm. But heads up: its freaking crowded on popular days and usually rarely have room to dance.

Coventiteto: Club Link

  • Location: Corvin Áruház 4. emelet, VIII. Blaha Lujza tér 1-2.(Its on the Yellow Tram line get down at Blaha Lujza or take Red metro/Tram to Astoria )
  • Cover Charge: 200 FT (€ 1)  plus 100 ft for coat ( € 0.5). Note: Free before 9pm and after its only € 4.
    • If you are going to the Roof Top bar: ITS FREE 🙂
  • Best Time to visit: Wednesday after 12pm

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This place serves you all. Whether you are into Techno, Hip Hop, RNB, Trance, Live Music, Blues, Jazz, Reggae or into open roof top bars or closed smoky dance floors.

I love this place specially in Summer when the Roof Top is opened (usually around April). The Rooftop has a beautiful view of the City and enough seating to accommodate at least 100 people.

Best part: Take the life up. Usually, most people like to climb up the four floors using the Graffiti filled staircase. But, I highly recommend the free lift ride up. The lift operator (Alex for those who know him) is crazy guy. He has literally pipped the lift up with deco, music and seating. Plus, he sell alcohol tooo. So, forgot the pre-party get a cheap beer from him before heading up

If you decided to go the dance floor, the music and atmosphere that awaits you is always refreshening. With a big-ass bar, you never have to wait to order and the regulars can be anything from 16 to 55.

Menu prices as at August 2009:

Beer: 500 Ft

Vodka Red Bull: 1200 Ft

A38: Club Link

  • Location: Petöfi Bridge Muegyetem Rakpart Budapest (Take a cab there )
  • Cover Charge: 1000 FT (€ 4)  Note: Take you coat cos it can get quite cold near the river even in Summer.
  • Best Time to visit: Thursday

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Tired of drinking and dancing on dry land? Why not set cruise the waters of the Danube on this magnificent ship-cum-nightclub. Opened in April 2003, and already the hottest club in Hungary, it used to be a Ukrainian stone-carrier. Built in 1938 – hence the name – it was dragged all the way from the Ukraine to Budapest and underwent extensive reconstruction before reopening as the A38. Today it’s a summer club offering the best of live international beats.

Once on board you choose between three floors of revelry: the roof terrace, the restaurant, and the lounge and club

If you really like this place, I would recommend to go there when you are sober for lunch or Brunch.

My favorites are “Rumpsteak (250 g) „ For Everyone” on herb-flavoured buttered baguette with salad (price was about Ft 3500” and “Roasted fillet of duckbreast in port winesauce, garnished with mashed jerusalem artichoke and string beans (Price was over FT 3000). So, if you can’t decide try one or both of them.

Menu prices as at August 2009: Check the A38 site because the drinks prices change depending on the events.