Tuesday, March 30, 2010

葉問 二

A longer preview with snippets of the filming.

Can you see how fast Donnie Yen and Sammo Hung's punches are? I think before I can even clench a fist, they already punch me 1000 times.

Thumbs up!


What the fuck is wrong with some people?

Is there some kind of weird disease going on that makes everyone lose their sense of hearing?

Why is it that no matter how many times something is said, people just don't listen? Do I really have to scream my head off to make myself heard?

I think this is really how people who goes on a killing rampage feels like right before they starts to gun down all the retards around them.

Because these people won't fucking listen.

I really think this is why I am getting headaches, because I have to keep saying something over and over again, and still no body hears what I am saying.

Almost reaching my boiling point.

If you ask for my opinion, then you jolly well make sure you really want it. Don't fucking treat me like an idiot, and don't ask me anything if you already have an answer in mind. I am not a free-for-all fortune cookie that you can just throw aside if you don't like an answer.

Fucking idiots.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

I Do. Not. Yet.

As a single lady in her almost-late twenties, I am constantly faced with questions of when am I going to find a nice boy, throw a fun wedding (my wedding will be fun dammit!) and pop some cute babies.

It's getting so frustratingly frequent recently that I am all about ready to throw in the towel and tell them that I am actually a secret agent nun from Shaolin Temple and not allowed to get married.

Seriously, who don't want? 谁无父母? 谁无屁股? 谁不想结婚生子?

I am learning not to be too worried about it, maybe the people around me should chill the hell out and stop being so anxious that I will be single forever. Why arh? Scared I old liao don't have people to feed me then I will steal your food, issit??

Because assure you, I can, I am the person who should be the most worried about it. But if it's not in the cards, it's not in the cards. We can't force things to happen, we can only cross our fingers, keep playing the cards we are dealt, and hope for the best. (天胡! 地胡! 大三元! 小四喜! 十...三...妖!!!)

Besides, I am terrible in my choice of guys. I always pick the worst guy to fall for, for me. Not to say the guys I like are horrible, but just that if you put two guys in front of me, a suitable one and an unsuitable one, I will choose the unsuitable one and end up being unhappy.

Until I can sort that shit out, I guess it is good to be single. Have my hands full trying to terrorise stupid email support staffs who gives me stupid replies anyway.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Email With iTunes Store Support Staff

Hi Brandie

I am afraid you still do not understand my problem. So perhaps it would be clearer if I type within your reply below. Please note my comments in red.

Thank you.


> Hi Moreen,
> Lilly, is out of the office. My name is Brandie, and I am more then happy to help you out with this. I understand when you try to install the app "PuzzleQuest Chapter 1 and 2" it is asking you to purchase it again. I can certainly appreciate how eager you must be to try it out.
> You do not have to pay for apps when installing them Moreen, it may be helpful to download the app right to your iPhone.

I had already downloaded the app to my iPhone when I purchased it the first time, but due to an unfortunate syncing incident with iTunes that erased the app from my iPhone, I would like to download it again since I am already halfway through the game. I can't say I am really all that eager but since I have already paid for it, it is only natural that I would like to download it again. Although I must say the game is rather enjoyable. Please pass along any appreciation you may have to the developers of the game for a game that provided me with much entertainment.

> You can redownload applications to your computer, or iPhone that you have previously purchased from the App Store, without additional charges.

Yes, I do indeed have this intention! However, when I tried to do that, I was CHARGED AGAIN for an app that I had already purchased. Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe that the system should be able to detect that I have already purchased the item and allow me to download without any additional charges. Instead, it simply allowed me to download the app and the next thing I know, I was charged another $4.99 for the app.

> To learn how to redownload previously purchased applications, please refer to the steps in this article:
> How to redownload purchased apps from the App Store
> http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2519
> If you have difficulty downloading any applications, please consult this article:
> Troubleshooting applications purchased from the App Store
> http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1702
> Also Moreen, I do need to mention that while processing your order, we have been unable to get authorization for your purchase MGLN5KV5NH in the amount of $4.99.
> The best way to resolve this issue is to contact your credit card company and advise them of the situation. Please make sure your billing information for the iTunes Store matches your credit card company’s records exactly.
> Apple will continue to try to get authorization on this credit card for the outstanding balance for the next seven days. Until this balance is paid in full, you will not be able to make any new purchases from the iTunes Store.
> Another option available to you is to purchase an iTunes Gift Card and redeem it on your account for the outstanding balance.

Of course my dear Brandie, in view of the fact that I have already purchased the app, I have halted the payment for this transaction until we can get this sorted out. I am sure if you were in my shoes, you would also not understand the logic of paying again for something that you have already paid for.

> I hope this information has been helpful, Moreen. If you have any further questions or concerns please feel free to reply to this email. Have a great day.

Yes, you can do me a huge favour by simply doing the only logical solution to this little problem I have, which if I may point out, neither you nor Lilly has offered to do so far, that is to cancel the second "purchase". All I want to do is to download a game that I have already paid for into my iPhone again.

> Sincerely,
> Brandie
> iTunes Store Customer Support
> Please Note: This week I work Tues. - Fri., 8 - 12 & Sat. 8 - 8 PM ET
> Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to assist you. You may receive an AppleCare survey email; any feedback you provide would be greatly appreciated.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Hold my hand
While I'm sinking in the sand
No one else could understand
You are my...

Whiny Post - Read As Own Reap

I am so addicted to my iPhone!

What a way to start a post, right? But yeah, I am so addicted to it. I am sure if I lose my iPhone, I will really start to cry. Sit there, bawl my eyes out, then go out immediately to get another one.

Hello, my name is Moreen. I am an App-oholic.

Been feeling rather discouraged lately, probably largely contributed by the lack of job satisfaction. I've been doing a lot of copy and pasting. And by a lot, I really mean a lot, a lot, a lot. Like 24 thousand worth of it.

While I understand that it's part of any job to do some simple admin, I cannot help but have this feeling that no one will ever really respect or appreciate a person who sits there and press Ctrl C + Ctrl V all day long.

And with my manager away in Europe the last two weeks, I really feel kinda lost because there is no one to discuss work with. No one to share ideas and complaints with because there are only two of us within the same sub-department.

That said, I am so glad that she is back. Since she was back on Monday, she had been involving me steadily in discussions and to-do lists. She is very structured and plans ahead so well. I can only trudged along when she is not around, doing whatever is at hand, while she will think ahead and already knows what should be done.

And she seems to understand exactly what our boss wants, which is something I can never get.

I am not sure if it's because of my still too-little working experience, but I can never second guess what is on the boss' mind. Of course from time to time, she will agree with my ideas and all would be good. But sometimes, I really don't know if I am doing the right thing and that is causing me a lot of trepidation when it comes to work.

More often than not, I find myself keeping quiet because I lack the confidence whether I am on the same page as her. I have never been particularly good with authority and have never really learnt how to interact and communicate with my superiors, preferring to simply do my part at work. This had kind of worked for me in my last job because my department was so big that the boss hardly sees me.

I think I really miss that. Not being noticed. I have no doubts about my ability to produce work, but I know I have seriously crippled social skills, which is now somewhat affecting me at work because I simply don't know how to "socialise" with the boss.

So I am starting to become more taciturn at work, which in turn makes me feel unnatural because I am not a quiet person. All day while sitting there copy and pasting, I feel so off and, for the lack of a better word, "搞味".

Such a wonderful picture, ain't it?

But at the same time I am not really hating it. To a certain extent, I like what I am doing and enjoy my time with my colleagues tremendously. It's just that I cannot help but question myself whether I am really happy and contented.

And it gets even more disappointing when despite feeling down or being really busy, I still try to find it in me to be cheerful towards certain people, only to hit a wall just because some of them are having a bad day. I am having a shit year so far, but I still try to find a smile for them. It feels really disheartening when people who you think you know well enough, suddenly becomes entirely unreadable.

I think I am pretty constant and sometimes I just feel cheated when people keep morphing from one mode to another. One moment they can be all nice and accepting, and the next they start to nitpick or simply ignores your feelings and take you for granted.

Sometimes I find myself feeling a lot of anxiety at night, which is not helping my erratic sleeping patterns. Because I simply dread to wake up the next day and have to try to understand and figure out how to get through the day.

It really feels tiresome. I am much too young to be feeling like I am at the end of my tether. Hope against hope that I can bring myself out of the woods soon.

PS: No spell check. Too discouraged and disheartened. -_-

PSS: Looking through the post and saw the picture of the Mad Hatter below. Made me smile. It's nice to have tiny moments like that...

I hereby declare that I shall try my utmost to become muchier and regain my muchness!

"When that day comes I shall futterwagon... vigorously."

Friday, March 19, 2010

Mad Hatter


Alice In Wonderland 3D

Is it weird that I find Mad Hatter freaking sexy???

Depp does it again! Seems like the weirder his characters are, the more I like him.

Movie was not too bad. I enjoyed it but kind of felt out of place watching it. I think I am getting too old for kid's stuff,

But still loving the Hatter! I would let him hat my orb anytime! <3

Monday, March 15, 2010

Dentist Phobia

On my way because my damn tooth chipped and the old filling came off.

Hate! Never did really get over my fear of the dentist since young. T_T

Sigh... Wish me luck!

Saturday, March 13, 2010


"I'm sorry for being such a shit. But you must admit you are at fault too."


Tuesday, March 09, 2010



Monday, March 08, 2010

葉問 二

My heart pounded so fast during this 52 seconds. Two of the best martial arts choreographers reunited.

And I also found this poster online.

Not sure if this is the official poster for the movie, but I am liking the colours a lot!

Looking forward!!!

PS: Read from Wiki that Donnie Yen is going to star as Guan Yu in a new movie. It's kinda weird to me, but okay... He's tanned enough I guess... This is what you get if you keep calling someone god - he gets asked to act as a deity in a movie.

Please start calling me Princess, thank you.

Sunday, March 07, 2010

First Mobile Blog

Behold! My first post from my iPhone. Yesh. I gave in to the mass temptation to be like the scores of anti-social people who play with their iPhones everywhere all the time.

But hey I will be more connected in the future, like all the time connected, so that is a plus point, no?

No more excuses not to reply emails! Or I can always blame it on my iPhone! =P

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Childhood Tale

When I was really young, probably seven or eight years old, two of my cousins came to visit and my Grandma was giving out red bean paste buns to all three of us.

My cousins got their buns first and were eating away happily. But when I wanted to take my bun, Grandma told me to close the front door before she would give it to me.

I felt that it was so unfair that my cousins get to eat their buns first without conditions, while I had to close the door first. I refused to do it and insisted that I wanted my bun first. Mayhem ensued and I was so mad at the unfairness that I started stamping my feet and burst into tears. The whole thing ended with my Grandma throwing the whole packet of buns out of the window, and me falling asleep in between my sobs of frustration and anger.

I was really so mad at my grandma and felt that she was really biased. She had no reason not to give me my bun first and I would have gladly closed the door for her if she had just given me the bun. The young me just could not understand the injustice of having to "work" for my bun while others gets it for nothing.

I am still like that now. Be fair to me and I will gladly do anything for you, maybe even more than you ask for. If any form of gratitude is due, I will definitely remember it and will try my best to repay you somehow. But shortchange me, whether tangibly or otherwise, then please don't expect too much from me. I will never forget it, and I will grudge you for it. And I will never, ever give 100% in whatever I do for you, unless I have a reason to.

Sometimes I do wish that I am a little more forgiving and easy-going, but that's just the way I am. Injustice and unfairness just bothers me so much then and it still does now.

Anyway, my little childhood tale ended with me waking up and finding a whole packet of red bean paste bun on the table in front of me. I had the whole packet to myself. Grandma bought another packet just for me after I fell asleep. I know she dotes on me a lot; I was definitely her favourite granddaughter because she practically raised me while my parents were busy working.

Years later, she told me that she was shocked by my response, she did not expect such an outburst from me. However as an elder, she could not back down after issuing an order, but she did feel bad for overreacting and making the whole situation worst. But she also said that I was too spoiled. Hehheh! Then we both laughed over it. Grandma is just awesome like that. She was always honest and definitely not the type to hold on to her pride and not admit her mistakes. She also took things easy and say it like it is.

I wish I am more like her.

Then I would not be so perturbed by whatever troubling me right now.


Sometimes I really hate myself for not being a stronger person.

There seems to be so much hypocrisy and injustice around and there is nothing I can do about it. I can feel myself turning into a bitter person because of how useless I feel. The inability to speak up for myself or to defend what I think is right.

I want to believe that there is more to life than this. That everyone has a purpose.

Not to grovel. Not to be disillusioned. Not to be looked down upon.

We can all be great in our own little ways, have pride in what we do, of who we are.

I just cannot see it right now. Simply feel so far off away from it, it might as well be a dot in the sky.

Times like this, all I pray for is a peace of mind and an answer to all my doubts. I don't need any divine intervention or a grand gesture of proportions. I just want some certainty, that I am going the right way and doing the right thing.

That's all.