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The reports of my death…

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

Have been greatly exaggerated. :)

I’m going to start posting on here again after nearly a two year hiatus.

Chicken wing update

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

I tried last night at a Bar called B.F.D. in Singapore… and realized that this is a much more difficult problem in Asia than in the US. You see, in Asia, Chicken wings are served whole. When you order a chicken wing here, usually it comes with the Drumette, Wing and tip all attached. So, to separate the bones, you need to break down more connective tissue and if the wing is already cooked throughly, the meat just comes apart.

I’ll need to investigate this matter more thoroughly by visiting Hooters in Clarke Quay. 😉

California.. Get better please.

Monday, October 5th, 2009

Here’s an interesting article about the situation that California has gotten itself in. Somebody please fix it.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/oct/04/california-failing-state-debt

More iPhone 3GS Madness

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

Here’s a link to some more pictures and information about the launch here in Singapore.

http://apple20.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2009/07/11/thousands-crowd-iphone-launch-in-singapore/?source=yahoo_quote

This is just the outside line. There are lines inside the building as well. Nuts.

Wo shi Phil

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

So…. I’m starting to take Mandarin classes here in Singapore. And boy do I have to tell you, it is friggin hard. Thank goodness for me I already speak Vietnamese. Both Mandarin and Vietnamese are tonal languages. Meaning the word “Bu” even though it only has two letters and one syllable, has 4 different ways to pronounce it.

There are a few reasons why Mandarin is so difficult. First of all, I don’t practice nearly enough. Since English is so prevalently spoken here, it’s a crutch that I rely heavily on. Bad Phil. Very bad Phil.

Secondly, most of the people I take my class with are from all different countries. It’s difficult to learn the language when the teacher says the word correctly once. Then everyone around you butchers it for the next two minutes. 😉

Finally, once a week is just not enough to learn in a classroom setting. I prefer a regimented setting where we meet two or three times a week. That would help me a lot more.

I’m going to try my best though. Learning a language is always helpful. Especially when so many people around you speak it as well.

I feel loved.

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

Thanks for all the well wishes on this most wonderful of days. I feel loved.