Tuesday, November 06, 2001

Slept at 4am last night and I woke up at 9.30am for work. Holidays = Work. I miss playing billiard though but its not like life now is lacklustre. My work requires me to interact with people of all walks of life and manage work. Work such as designing flyers/advertisements, website, paper work, doing quotations and etc. Sales talk is extremely important. It is never as easy as how it seems. As much as there are many useful books which we can refer to and learn about sales talk, or what have you, one has to keep on practicing. Practice > Theory.

It is quite palpable and unsurprising when I surf on local designing website to find how dull their flash works were and how ubiquitous the web design could be...like there is a lack of some originality or style. We need new blood. We can do better. I'm a zealot at surfing foreign web designed site. Their creativity is unbridled. Are we that far yet? Sadly, no. Despite the sudden influx of people in Singapore who are claimed capable to do websites or web designs, most of those which I've surfed, sucks totally. These people not just make the market price of web-making bad but also ashame us with the mediocre work. C'mon, creativity! But of course, I'm not infering that there is absolutely no creativity in Singapore.

Gotta run now. Jaaaaaaaaaaa ne.

Monday, November 05, 2001

"Du lai du wang" Extreme-pack.

Finally, I've tried the Go-Kart in Escape (situated in Pasir Ris NTUC Chalet). I reached there at 9pm which only left me 1hr 30min to enjoy. I took the ride twice continuously. Waited for 30 forever mins and I'm a Hellrider. The floor was damn slippery after a long afternoon of rain. I jolly sped down the track just to overtake a slowbro. He refused to let me passed and took a change of lane suddenly. My kart turned 270º. Holy.

The second time was hell good.
Anyway the karts aren't impressive. I need real thrill.

I went ahead to play 'Pepsi', the ride, which goes upside down and round. Took it 3 times. The guy at the control chatted with me come and by. The music is too soft. The motion is too slow. The duration is too fast. Damn. I need real thrill.

10pm already. And what's more which I can play? Viking. Now the girl at the control chatted with me too. Apparently the guy previously walkie-talked to her about having interest to know me. Result: Unsuccessful request. 4 times of continuous Viking at the highest seat alone. I chatted with Jorain (the girl) while onboard, like when the ship is still at the beginning low stage. I need real thrill.

I was all alone the whole time during the visit. Well, I didn't scream or anything like that during any of the rides. Its more like so relaxing to me. Obviously I had strange looks from a group of couples as we always happened to bump onto each other. They might be thinking.... what a strange gal. But I'm just passing my time, that's all. I've always been a Amusement-Park-EXTREME-Thrill-Seeking-Aloner (APETSA) since young. I enjoy playing all the rides alone and chat with strangers (e.g. the ppl working there or anyone who play with me). I remembered when I was in Aussie, I talked to the lady beside me during the 360º roller coaster ride, telling her not to be scared about it. She replied me with a long string of senseless screamings. After the ride, she told me that she was very surprised that I can stay so relaxed and raise my hands like nothing during the turnings and divings. I chuckled. After which I played 11 times of 'washing machine' (external 360º turns and internal 360º turns, accompanied by going up and down at a fast speed). Quite a cool ride. Didn't puked or anything. I ran back and forth the queue station to play it continuously. My mom was horrified as she watched me. Hee. I was 14 at that time.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to visiting US and Japan's Amusement Parks for my APETSA odyssey. Perhaps, (no choice) they are claimed to be the best in the world. I'm bored of rides with insufficient height and speed, not to mention, real thrill. Bungee jumping fits the bill, doesn't it? Yeah somehow, but my family is against it.

So who wanna be my partner? Oh dear I'm an APETSA, remember? Send my adrenalin to the max please...

Sunday, November 04, 2001

Embarking my journey to the chalet, I was equipped with my all-wonders pink bag, a 1.5L bottle and I pushed my bike to the main door. The feeling of no handphone around was so wonderful. Like I'm so uncontactable. Everything looks great. I haven't been cycling for the past 6 months. It seems that I have some trouble to even cycle up the slope which I used to have an easy time with. Felt so heavy. Really makes me ponder if my leg muscles had weaken or the load in front of the bike was too heavy. Yet, I persevered. I'm determined to cycle to the chalet in order to quit taking cabs where ever I go. Huff puff, huffed puffed. I'd already won half of the battle. The road is getting tougher. Then, I heard my tyre farting while I was cycling. GDI, the tyre behind is flat.

Left with no choice, I've to 'cycle' it home. Madness. No handphone.

I reached my home in NO time. My vision went white and battery went flat. I fall onto my sofa like a corpse. Perspiration suffocated my skin pores. The tyre is actually flat before I used it. Didn't realised it. Didn't had a proper lunch. Didn't reach the chalet successfully by bike.

Well, in the end, I took a cab again.

Lessons learnt:
1) Have a bloody good lunch even if I'm busy at work.
2) Do not assume everything is fine. Double check. Be kiasi, be kiasu.
3) It doesn't hurt to be contactable.
4) Take a cab.

GDI: God_DamnIt