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Porn for the Nerdy

There’s something about bookshelves that make me wanna……Oh…just look at those bookshelves!!!!

Source: http://www.bookshelfporn.com/?63c2cf08/

It’s amazing how messy bookshelves can just fit in randomly and nicely in a room and also make the room suddenly look…like it’s got character. Ha! It’s funny how I’ve never like the ones in the libraries though. I love books and of course, the smell of them. I just don’t have the attention span long enough to finish reading them. Most of the time, I find myself reading the first half of the books at least 3 times before I can finally get to the end. Distractions and forgetfulness are usually the main culprits but I’ve only come across so many books that can keep me interested way thru the end, at one go. The most recent one that I can think of, was the trilogy by Stieg Larsson. Then, iPad came into my life and I’ve since lost touch with paperback books….kinda…well, I’m more of a geek to a nerd, fo sho!

One of my self-proud moments was when I bought myself a bookshelf!

The following pictures were taken in the Queensland Parliament in Brisbane, Australia in 2008. I was fascinated by what I referred to as the “Harry Potter styled bookshelves” and started imagining magical books flying around the room and believed that one of the shelves have a hidden secret chamber behind.  Paid absolute zero attention to what the guide was on about…hehehe…I’m just not a history person. =\

I’m very attracted to colonial style architecture designs.

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Fffr…Eeked Out

I visited the Singapore Arts Museum recently with rather high anticipation but only to end in much dismay with its current exhibition. The museum itself however, is a beautiful historic architecture building which was once a Catholic Boy’s School built in 1855. Love it! Anyhow, I felt disturbed by quite a few of the displayed artworks, unsettling. I just didn’t know how to appreciate them or perhaps not open-minded enough I guess. But feeling disturbed was never something I would have expected to experience. =\

It’s always good to know what’s out there tho.

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Dying to Live

Do we live to die, or die to live? If there is no death, then there would be no life either, isn’t it?

Not easy. Whether it is the knowing of someone dying or someone had died.

I first experienced it when I was 15 and I made sure never to be close to anyone ever. I was free until I was introduced to the cutest little shaking puppy all caged up in the middle of my home one day. The thought of the pup missing or die haunts me everyday since. Frightful. But she changed my life.

13 years later, I was told that my pup’s time is running out, anytime from weeks to months. Painful. It’s not gonna be easy yet I don’t want it to end. When the pain goes away, you start to get used to it, you move on and soon you forget.

Why did she come to my Bodhi tree?

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Artsy Banksy

source: http://news.yahoo.com/banksy-central-park-sale-130000532.html

One of the very admired graffiti artists indeed. I find his works very interesting and bold but I’ve never read much into the political messages. Simply because I have no idea. And I do own a copy of his compilation to admire. Ha. =\

 

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When I was….


This is definitely my favourite cover of “When I Was Your Man” by Bruno Mars. =)

Also I’m “supporting” this new upcoming young popstar – Elyar Fox. Love to watch his covers, very “original”and cute. Earlier covers videos included his toys! LOL..how cute is that? Anyway, it’s pretty cool to watch him grow so popular now and even got a contract. Definitely believe he will be very well received. Find out more about him on http://elyarfox.com/

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Tony Bennett

I was elated when I first learnt that Tony Bennett was gonna have a concert in Singapore. “Tony Bennett?!” “Really?!” I didn’t think he would travel this far at his age. 87!!!


Oh yes, I’m a jazz fan. Probably explains my haphazardness. Ha!

So I tried asking around if anyone was as interested as I am to see the concert but all I get was, “who’s that??” “jazz? nahh“, and the only person who would go with me would be out of town. Boohooohooooo…..

Anyway, how can any jazz fan miss this “amazingly-rare-to-come-by” and “have-to-catch-him-live-before-he-you-know-what” chance??

And especially after watching this on Youtube. I have decided that I HAVE TO GO! And this is how I went to my first ever concert on my own. =)

I kinda got a little impatient waiting for Tony Bennett to finally appear. Not that I didn’t enjoy Antonia’s singing…it was a little too many songs from her. Sorry. But when the dad came out, I was completely mesmerized and soon forgot all about the long wait. He was amazing!!!! That voice…OMG…you’d better had your GPS with you!

Anyway, a totally worth it performance although it was only for about 45mins. And I certainly love his “older” voice more than his “younger” days.

I still can’t believe I caught Tony Bennett singing live in Singapore. Too Effing Unbelievable. I was so happy and glad for days….hahaha..

And here’s a little souvenir I got for myself.

So, classic Jazz fans, you HAVE TO catch Tony Bennett live if you’ve got the chance. I’m sure you will not regret it!!!!

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Remember to remember

I’ve always been a backup freak since 1.44mb days. Then upgraded to Zip drives. 100mb! 250mb!Woah!! And more and more and more up till today’s ?!?TB?!?

It’s all about capturing memories. I want to remember, to reminisce. I don’t want to forget. The first webpage I made. The first ppt I’ve done. The many firsts and others I need to capture because I have bad memories.  Sadly, I’ve lost too many of my “firsts” to floppy and zip disks. I never knew how to recover files from those. Boohoo…

Few nights ago, I was trying to retrieve some documents from my HDD and it died on me.  Shizzz!!!! I couldn’t remember if I have a back up copy somewhere. I have just moved them to the HDD a year ago because the older one was failing. Well, I thought I could just try recovering the files like I always do except this time, it didn’t work. Zero files found after 10 attempts. I started to panic, heart raced, temples pressured in.

I calmed myself down and thought “What did I lose??” “Anything important??”

They were mostly old documents, notes and photos. OLD PHOTOS!!! I immediately broke out in cold sweats knowing that I could have lost the photos and videos of my dog. I almost cried. I almost died. I started a frantic search on all my hdds to look for copies. I also started to think about “what if?”  ='(

Extremely fortunate for me, I do have a back up copy of my photos. I couldn’t imagine what would happen to me if I didn’t find them. Why? On that very same day, the vet had told me that my dog’s cancer is spreading and it’s hard to predict how fast they can be spreading and how much time she’s left. Could be years, months or weeks. Maybe even days….. My visual memories are poor, I need those……..

Remember to remember…Shit happens!!
So, whatcha waiting for?? MAKE YOUR BACK-UPS NOW!!!!!

 

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