Archive for January, 2008

Awesome Fifastreet 3 ad.

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

This is an ad for a new game from EA. Undoubtedly some of the balls are CG. But shaolin soccer be damned if it doesn’t look awesome.

 

 

Who wants to go with me?

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

You’d better like crabs. I’d like to check this out someday.


Christmas Island Red CrabsAwesome video clips here

Napkins?!? I don’t need no stinkin napkins.

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

Food out here is great and usually pretty cheap if you eat at one of the food centers.

They are basically gigantic food courts called Hawker Centers.

They sell all kinds of stuff but the one thing they don’t have is napkins.Yup. All the food you want… but no napkins. Everyone brings their own. And though I haven’t seen it, I hear there are people walking around selling napkins at .20c a stack or something.

Now, someone pointed it out that maybe it’s to help the environment or something. The world is going green you know. I highly doubt it. When you order something for “Take Away” they bag everything in multiple bags and plastic containers. Even your “Take Away” drinks come in a cup that is then wrapped in a bag.

The exception to the rule is “Take Away” Coffee.Those are served only in plastic bags.

Here’s an example from www.seriouseats.com.

Hot water…. what’s that?

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

So, I’ve been in Singapore for nearly a month now and I’m still in a state of culture shock. Here are a few examples.

    1. Most people don’t use hot water. In fact, some places don’t have hot water at all.

 

You wash your clothes in cold water.         

You wash your dishes in cold water. 

You brush your teeth with cold water. 

And in some homes, you take showers with cold water.

 

    2. In LA, there were plenty of days I took two showers a day. Here, I feel icky if I don’t take *AT LEAST* two showers a day.
    3. I’ve learned how to use clothes pins.

Clothes dryers are almost non-existent.     

Only the wealthy or expats (those are usually one and the same BTW) have them.

They are considered a big waste of energy.

 

    4. Washing machines are teeny tiny.

This is a byproduct of having to line dry your clothes.       

What once was half a load of laundry for me, is now an extra large load.

 

More to come… 

We’ve left our mark

Saturday, January 26th, 2008

I found this to be a fascinating read.

Have humans created a new geological age?

Here’s where I live.

Saturday, January 26th, 2008

Here’s my new place.

Bedok Court

Bedok Court Front Bedok Court Entrance Bedok Court Overhead

These images were grabbed from www.streetdirectory.com It’s the equivalent to Mapquest or Google Maps out here.

Rap Lyrics + Powerpoint = Awesomeness.

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

Check it yo!

http://www.aclevercookie.com/rap-lyrics-explained-with-charts-and-graphs/

Geek Night Out

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

Ahh to be a geek..

Hello world!

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

w00t! I’m blogging!