one of the ten things i hate about singaporeans

July 7, 2008 at 11:09 pm (news, ramblings, sports, wtf?) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

First off, let me say that I’m a Singaporean – a 21 year old male who has completed his national service last year.

Like most of my mates in unit, I resented the 2 years spent in my camp at desolate Lim Chu Kang.

Unlike most of them, the patriot in me still felt it was necessary as much as my hatred for this unwanted conscription burned.

Simply put, we do this to protect the things important to us.

However, there are times when I question why the heck am I putting in the effort to protect some of the idiots on this island.

Yesterday was one of those instances.

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losing eleven

July 3, 2008 at 1:57 am (ramblings, sports) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

It’s probably the last weekend before I pack up my bags for Krabi and Bangkok for a nice holiday. The past few days have been real hectic though. Had my Econs exam last Friday and even though it was MCQ only, I don’t think I fared really well. Ah well, can’t do much but wait for the results to be released on 4th July. At least it’s one thing off my chest ^^;

Moving on to not so happy stuff – I got knocked out of the 2nd round of the Winning Eleven tournament I was taking part in yesterday. It was kind of an anti-climax since I was feeling pretty confident in the 2 weeks leading up to the competition but something just gave way I guess.

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Timeout

May 28, 2008 at 2:46 pm (anime, news, ramblings, sports, videos) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Seems like lots of stuff has happened since the last time I posted – namely cyclone Nargis in Myanmar followed by the devastating earthquake in China. Totally different responses by their respective governments too, but I’m gonna leave the political analysis to the newspapers for now.

For news closer to home, I’ve just ended my 3rd week of my Principle of Economics course (3 more weeks to exams and to Krabi!) while enjoying my weekly doses of anime with my picks being Kurenai, Code Geass and Macross Frontier for this season. And oh yeah, Manchester United won the Champions League in the early morning of May 22.

YEAH, WE WON!!!!!!! XD

Ok ok, so it’s like almost a week since the final so why the heck am I writing about it now? For one, I was too emotionally drained after the epic match to press the power button on my CPU so I went to bed. What a match. Both sides were soooo close, I almost felt the urge to pity John Terry. Almost.

Yeah, Chelsea fans would probably tear me a new one after seeing this video but it’s just as well I have no friends that support Chelski so far ^^; To be fair, Chelsea had their own share of injury problems at the start of the season before they started grinding out their routine wins which pushed Man Utd all the way in the title race. Their players are definite quality and their consistency is nothing to snuff at, but I can only say that in the end, the right team won.

Flowing attacking football that resulted in a superior goal difference? Check.

Unbeaten in Europe on the tougher road to the final? Check.

Enough said.

Of course, things could have played out very differently during the game with each side dominating either half and goal-line clearances as well as woodwork strikes were aplenty. On the other hand, I have the fortune of retrospect and I am satisfied that the team with the attacking ethos (Nou Camp aside) won the double ^^;

So now that the club football season is over, what’s left to do?

Well, wait impatiently for the next season while digesting all the latest transfer gossips of course. Hooray for tabloids and the Internet! lol

I think what Manyoo really needs now is a true striker – an out-and-out predator who bangs in the goals up front. Rooney and Tevez are class, but they play too deep to fulfill the van Nistelrooy role – whom I think was one of the better strikers in Man Utd’s long history. What I heard is that Luis Fabiano and Daniel Alves are being lined up as transfer targets, but then again everything transfer-related nowadays are to be taken with a pinch of salt. Only time will tell I guess.

Wow, thats a pretty long rant about soccer and Manchester United. It’s part of the withdrawal symptoms I guess ^^; And now to continue creating my Man Utd all-time best XI on Winning Eleven..

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take it to the next level

May 7, 2008 at 2:55 pm (sports, videos, wow) (, , , , , , , , )

Just a quick post while I do my never-ending crusade against the masters of procrastination and the allure of Team Fortress 2.

You’ve got to admit that’s a sensational ad by Nike and the soccer fan in me thoroughly enjoyed it. Not that I would fancy myself having the same prospects as the protagonist considering my dribbling skills – or the lack of it for that matter. The last time I kicked a ball was god knows when. Doh >_<

Much higher quality video found here.

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water tennis

March 27, 2008 at 8:09 am (news, ramblings, sports, wtf?) (, , , )


Ever since my brother went for his obligatory 2 year National Service term, I’ve been lamenting the lack of a tennis partner during my holidays. Of course, this only happens when I’m not too lazy myself ^^;

So, what does this have to do with a picture of the world no.2 tennis player Rafael Nadal doing a delicate balancing act on water? Nothing of course – except for the fact thats it on bloody water!

Sony Ericsson Open Unveils World’s First Game of Tennis on Water

I simply cannot imagine how the game was played out. From my experience of playing tennis in the rain (don’t ask -_-“), the ball would soak up all the water and its ability to bounce would be close to zilch.

Just leave it to the creative brains of Sony Ericsson to come up with something as outrageous as this..

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