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:: Tuesday, September 08, 2009 ::

i dreamt of u and lm
then right
it was raining
so we felt damn stupid
cos we ran in the rain the the ytf store
then when we reached there
it stopped raining
then we said aiya the rest surely laugh at us
then i asked for seats for 4
then i realised we had 8
then the lady said 8 need to wait
then after awhile i decided ok lah lets just take 4
like 4 4 split
i realised that we had seats behind already, somewhere i know behind don's pie
but erwin choped seats in front
so i told him ok lets go behind
a lot of seats
that's the end of my dream
sorry i'm just rambling cos iw anted to rememebr everything


:: kiathy. 9:54 am [+] ::
:: Monday, February 23, 2009 ::
i've always wondered why all but over meant almost over while anything but over meant not over.

isn't all = everything, and everything but over also means it's everything else but over?

anything but over is simple to understand, it's anything else but over.

:: kiathy. 2:03 am [+] ::
:: Friday, February 20, 2009 ::
almost everything on ft.com is depressing.

we seem to live in a depressing world now and perhaps the world leaders are reveling in this.

:: kiathy. 2:02 pm [+] ::
:: Friday, January 02, 2009 ::
i'm about to hit 1000 posts on this blog soon. 

so it was goodbye 2008 and hello 2009 with a big gig and countdown with sambiesta at clarke quay. the mood was alright and my fingers are still kinda swollen from banging those surdos all night long, but the memories of that night have all already faded into oblivion. i didn't feel extreme ecstasy like in 1999 when we did the millennium countdown (when i was 15), prancing around orchard road in a caterpillar. i didn't feel any fun like the first samba gig we did for NYE's in 2006 and we went back to school to spray highly-sugared carbonated drinks all over each other. and of course i felt no love like i did in 2007. i didn't feel any nostalgia for 2008, except for the last 3 minutes when a silent prayer was said with a simple "goodbye 2008 and hello 2009".

well the only memory from 2008 fresh in my mind is..the movie Yes Man. quite a crappy choice considering i've watched many other better movies. (discounting kung fu panda) but to say YES to everything seems like a refreshing change. well the cheesy moral of the story here is to be more adventurous because you never know where it might lead you to. honestly, i've already discovered that - it's like telling my female friends to go on dates with ugly guys cos you never know, that ugly guy might introduce friends to you who look slightly better and manage to charm the socks off you. on a side track i really like the quirky girl in the movie.

now that i've discovered that things run in a cycle i shall have to help myself.

:: kiathy. 4:43 pm [+] ::
:: Thursday, December 18, 2008 ::
i wonder if it's coincidental that one feels nostalgic as the end of the year comes about. well either a coincidence or we just have our brains tuned this way, to look back upon the year and perhaps even the years before to see what the hell we've achieved or failed to achieve.

well i went way past this year and unearthed some photos and stuff from backup cds i had hidden somewhere in my room. alas, a lot of the older pictures were corrupted so i am now on a personal endeavor to unearth my past. 

anyway i found this from way back and yes i've been looking for this article since forever, here it is.

SEPT 24, 2003 
'Teechr, why do we nee spling lsons?' 
By Alfred Lee 

LNDOON - It deosn't mttaer in waht odrer the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny ipmoertnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteres are in the rghit pclae, aoccdrnig to Birtsih rscheerechs. 

The ltteres 'inside' the wrod can be jmulbed up, but you can siltl raed it wouthit a porbelm. 

The reason: the amazing agility of the human brain to decipher jumbled letters inside a word. 

As shown in the first two sentences, once the first and last letters are in place, the brain is able to speedily decode the mess based on words it is familiar with. 

It appears the brain does not read every letter by itself, in order. It reads a word as a whole and then, faster than any computer, tells the reader what the word is, or should be. 

This particular form of mental gymnastics is the latest craze to hit the Internet. Examples of what appears initially to be just gobbledygook are hitting websites, and are being sent in thousands of e-mail messages. 

Nobody knows how it started although it is not a new discovery. A British psychology student wrote a PhD thesis on it 27 years ago. 

Dr Graham Rawlinson, now aged 54, said: 'I am amazed that findings from my thesis have come up after all these years... 

'My findings indicate that people have some kind of computer processor in their brains which can pick up letters in a word and sort them out in the proper order instantly, to conform with words they have seen before.' 

Dr Rosaleen McCarthy, a neuro-psychology lecturer at Britain's Cambridge University, attributes this ability to the fusiform gyrus, which lies in the left part of the brain. 

She said: 'Our brains are probably even better and more adept and more sophisticated than Dr Rawlinson has found. 

'It may not be even absolutely critical that the first and last letters are in place and certainly, the brain can figure out words even if letters are missing. 

'The brain wants to find the meaning of a sentence, not its phonetics.' 

So, students may ask: 'Teechr, why do we nee spling lsons if you can make sesne of tehse wdros?' 

Headmistress Enid Gillespie of Bevenden English College told The Straits Times: 'The need for classical English will never disappear. 

'Would William Shakespeare ever have written, 'I cmoe to bruy Cesaar, not to parsie him?' ' 

Copyright @ 2003 Singapore Press Holdings. All rights reserved. 

:: kiathy. 2:56 am [+] ::
:: Saturday, August 23, 2008 ::
"That old skill that Obama honed at the Harvard Law Review of listening until everyone at the table felt they had been heard (and agreed with) is coming in handy on his presidential dress rehearsal."



:: kiathy. 9:17 am [+] ::
:: Sunday, June 29, 2008 ::
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.

Robert Frost.

:: kiathy. 10:05 pm [+] ::
:: Monday, June 23, 2008 ::
sounds like a hollywood flick.

June 23, 2008

ATM fully 'withdrawn'
KUALA LUMPUR - An ATM machine was 'excavated' from a petrol station in Jalan Klang Lama, here, on Sunday morning.
A man driving an excavator had pulled up at the station at 5.30am and a worker on duty thought he wanted to fill the machine up with fuel.
When the man suddenly drove the excavator into the glass door, he ran into a room inside the station to hide and only emerged after the theft was over.
Using the articulated arm and bucket of the excavator, the thief managed to tow away the ATM machine, said Brickfields OCPD Asst Comm Wan Abdul Bari.
ACP Wan said the CCTV camera in the station did not capture the event as it was aimed at the cash register.
Police are still trying to find out how much money was lost as the bank had yet to disclose the amount kept in the machine.
'We are still looking for the excavator and ATM machine,' ACP Wan added. -- The Star/ANN.

:: kiathy. 2:04 pm [+] ::
:: Monday, June 09, 2008 ::
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:: kiathy. 11:04 pm [+] ::
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:: kiathy. 10:36 pm [+] ::
:: Tuesday, June 03, 2008 ::
my brother got gastric flu last week, and i got it this week.


:: kiathy. 11:27 am [+] ::

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