And yet another episode of the wild boar encounter, witnessed yesterday at the same location as last year. Apparently, the manmade drain at the back of our house is a favourite spot for the wild boar to feast. What’s on the menu yesterday? Raw fish organs. We had sambal fish for lunch so all the fish inner parts were thrown right at that spot the wild boar was feasting. I decided to call it Pumba, and I suspected it’s a female. Pumba’s legs are surprisingly long for a pig and its size is as big as a cow. It may not be obvious from the picture because it was standing on the drain, so her skinny legs are obscured but imagine staring out the window in a fine afternoon to see a beast outside at the backyard walking around like it owns the place. That’s why Pumba finds her way in this post. She’s just amazing.

Just Enjoy The Show

Just one month left. I don’t know what to feel. But I know right now I’m feeling very sleepy. It feels like my head is spinning and my lids are heavy. I want a pillow. Can I bring one?

This is how Nina looks like when she’s focusing on her work and being all serious.

Everyone seems to be talking about Transformer 2. I’m pretty sure it’s good. I just haven’t got the chance to watch it yet. Hope I can watch it soon.

Wimbledon update:

I know I don’t update everyday so I shouldn’t really talk about something that will be old news the next day but still… Well, I was kinda surprise when Juan Martin Del Potro lost to Lleyton Hewitt in the second round last night. I mean, Del Potro is World No. 5 and this only shows that every match is unpredictable. But then, Hewitt was a world no. 1 way back when and he did win the Wimbledon Title in 2002 so it’s just fair that he won yesterday. I like the matches in the ‘odd’ days cause my favourite players are playing, Djokovic and Federer. So I’ll be looking forward to their matches tonight!

News Update:

The Belgian girl with the 56 star tattoos confessed that she lied about being asleep during the procedure. And said she actually wanted it that way.

New Tourney, New Journey

Wimbledon is finally here. As you already know, world number one Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the tourney due to his injured knees. So Roger Federer is yet to meet Nadal perhaps in US Open final? Now the focus is on Federer, and probably Andy Murray. I’m rooting for Federer and Djokovic, except, they are both on the same side of the draw. Bummer.

First round, Federer is up against Taiwanese Lu Yen-Hsun (no.64). I don’t see much treat here except that Lu is Asian and probably the highest ranking Asian men’s single tennis pro now so I should really be supporting him. But against Federer? Fat chance of winning. Whatever happened to Paradorn anyway?

For more updates of Wimbledon, click HERE.

In The News: Belgian girl asked for three star tattoos on her face (above her left eyebrow), fell asleep and woke up with 56 stars covering half her face.

Read more HERE

“Maybe she asked for three galaxies.”

- Andy Madden

Back to reality, I have five weeks left of my attachment, which means I have to start polishing my report and prepare the presentation slides. I abandoned my attempt to write the report outline using M Office 2007 because I’m not used to it and I’m very old fashioned in that sense. I like the old 2003 version. Much more suitable for me.

I think there is a section meeting sometime this week but I’m not sure when. I don’t really like meetings because I’m the only uninitiated there and I feel alienated. Plus nothing ever goes to my head anyway. Hope I don’t fall asleep in my chair.

No Kidding

The exam result came out when I least expected it. I was with Nina at my desk and we were talking about it. Moments later my sis Sharon chat with me and told me my result is out. The first thing that came to my mind was, “You’re kidding!” I thought she was lying. Then she said, “Then what is MA 3222?” My sis couldn’t have known any of my courses so at that moment Nina and I ‘jumped’ in excitement and after that, Nina dashed downstairs to get her phone and my sis called and told me my results. I’m happy with my result. I didn’t think I did well but I guess I did fine. So now I have to look ahead and get ready for the next semester, after my attachment of course. Speaking of that, sigh, I don’t want to talk about it. Oh, but I did want to talk about something. A colleague of mine brought a stray kitten to the office yesterday. It was raining heavily and she found it wandering around outside a supermarket and rescued it. It’s so cute, you know. I wish I have a cat now =)

Configure Me

Exam result is coming out soon. I don’t know how soon but soon enough, probably this week or the next. If I’ve had a holiday now, I would already have enjoyed one month of it. Instead, it feels like I’ve been placed in a different world here. It’s actually a very good experience because I get to see people working their asses off so I’ll be more prepared when I’m entering this big big world. I have probably gained insights that I normally wouldn’t gain when I’m lazing around at home. I have talked issues that I wouldn’t normally talk about from the people I met. But come to think of it, I’ve not made many acquaintances here even though this is one hell of a building. I’m still working on that. Alright, I’m actually not very good at that. Still. There are exceptionally nice people here and of course, from a large building, you can only expect all sorts of people from various backgrounds working here so it’s up to you to meet the right people that you can be friend with and can help you out. But after all that’s said and done, I still want to get the hell out of here. I can’t believe I’m saying this but I want to go back to school. I know I’ll change my mind when next semester begins. In the meantime, I’ll try not to whine too much.

I just started watching Kyle XY. In fact, I’ve watched the first season. There are only three seasons so I’m planning to watch the next too soon. Matt Dallas is so freaking cute =P

No More FT Game

Ignore the title of this post. It is only relevant to Shely.

The weekend is coming again. And I’ve already got plans so I’m quite looking forward to it. It’s been a month since I’ve been thrown in this hell hole. The demons have not been pleasant to me. To be fair, they are busy unleashing hell on papers so I’ve been quietly chunk aside. I’m just staring at the vast empty red wall in front of me and I can’t collect enough feathers to build wings to fly away. I will be released only if I have done my deeds to my fellow demons and the angels upstairs. So in the meantime, I’ll just have to suck it up and enjoy the weekend the best I can before a borehole swallow me up once again.

Sorry about the writings. I watched too much TV (Supernatural).

I need to clean my laptop screen. I’ve just been staring at the screen for five minutes before I realize I have nothing else to write. And I happen to see fingerprints and all sorts of blotches on the screen. Screen cleaner, anyone?

The True Champion

Roger Federer won the French Open for the first time and my wish came true! He not only tie Pete Sampras record of 14 Slams, but also completed his Career Grand Slam. I believe he can win more major titles in the future. After all, he’s only 27. He’s still got many years before he retires. So I do believe he will make the best of the rest of his career.

The Slam of His Life

If you are here to read about me and whatever I encounter these past weeks, I’m sorry to disappoint you because I’m very into French Open right now so all you will be hearing from me is tennis and Federer. At least until the end of the week. And probably some more days after that for me to sink in the result. I promise I’ll get back to ‘normal’ mode after that.

Semifinal is coming soon. Like tomorrow I think. I can’t wait!

Everyone is anticipating for a win from Federer because not only will he tie Pete Sampras record of 14 Slams, but he will also join the only five other players who have won all four Grand Slams in the history of tennis. If he get to the final and won, that match will be a history and everyone wants to watch history in the making. Who doesn’t? The semi-final looks like this:

Robin Soderling vs. Fernando Gonzales

Juan Martin Del Potro vs. Roger Federer

I read this article earlier and thought I’d post a funny quote by the author:

“As a name, ‘Roger Federer’ is nothing special. It isn’t unique like ‘Tiger Woods’ or exotic like ‘Rafael Nadal’. ‘Roger’ is old-fashioned and unthreatening, while ‘Federer’ sounds like it was based on the mispronunciation of a stammerer many decades ago. Why does it need the second ‘er’? Why isn’t it just ‘Feder’? Why not go all the way and make it ‘Federerererer’?”

- Stephen Tignor, TENNIS.com

For the full article, click here.

Last Champ Standing

There goes the former French Open champion. I did say I wish someone else wins this time. I got my wish. With the defending champion out of the competition, someone else has to win. I now amend my wish. I wish Roger Federer wins this time. I watched his match last night and I really thought he was losing so I was ready to say it’s a curse for the top players. But apparently not. Federer went on to win 67 57 64 60 62 against Tommy Haas.

If you haven’t seen the hot pink shirt Nadal wear (bear in mind that it is not sleeveless and has a collar) here is a picture.