Sunday, July 8, 2007

Sunday morning, Rain is falling...

Yep, I'm back to work at ESPN, this time its a Sunday. Couldn't go to a friend's birthday last night due to work today.. (sigh the sacrifices my social life has to take I tell you).

A few thoughts and things over the weekend...

1. How come not many Singaporeans wore green yesterday?? I did. Had to rummage through my entire wardrobe, but I eventually found something green. I decided to watch a movie, made a quick pop in at Orchard Cineleisure only to find all tickets booked out. I ended up walking from that point to Cathay next to Plaza Sing; and the only thing screening was My Wife is a Gangster 3. Almost gave it a miss, and decided to watch it in the end... I must say its not too bad. Good humour, whoever the comedy scriptwriter was, he/she was good. I quite liked it. Or maybe I just enjoyed the 'Diva' role played by Shu Qi .. I'd like to be able to get away with that once in a while! ;)

2. What is it about sweet popcorn that makes it so dang good? :P

3. How come there are SO many people on Orchard Road on the weekends? Like, seriously. I'm there almost every day of the week due to work/Gym/Lunch dates/MarieFrance.. I never see you guys! Where do you come from?! (Uh just for the note I do realise that y'all are from all over Singapore taking an easy weekend.. this was just a humorous post..)

4. Why do people walk so slowly sometimes? Its like they're walking slo-mo, either in big groups or couples holdign hands - and of course walking right in the middle of the lane... even to move into an escalator also so slow.. haiyoh. I was rushing to watch my movie, and there was this guy... with flip-flops.. and there was no flipping on his flip-flop; just "flopsh...flopsh.......fllllooppsshh..." cause he was walking SO SLOWLY. Even worse are the people who walk infront, and then turn around to look behind them, while walking. I hope those two girls at Cineleisure didn't drive like that......

5. How did Christian Bale become a walking skeleton in The Machinist? I watched it on Ch 5 two nights ago.. and wah lau. He was SO SKINNY that he looked SICK. He was apparently something like 120lbs (53 kg?) .. and he's 6 foot plus tall in height. Hey, I'M 58kg, i'm 5'10"-ish. And the best part was, he went from skin and bones, to UberHot Batman Begins physique. *Hats off*.

6. How do people watch TNT Wrestling without feeling like idiots? You know its acting, they know its acting; whats the point?

7. Who invented artificial sweeteners?

8. Who invented poker cards? As in the deck of cards - who invented it?

9. Am I the only one who can watch Figure Ice-Skating for hours and hours?

10. Why didn't my parents make me a kid tennis prodigy? :( I could be neck high in endorsements in the WTA. I mean, I have the height, I have the reach. I just dont know how to play tennis. *hehehehe* And I don't even need to win; look at Anna Kournikova. ;D

Okay enough of that. I gotta get back to work.

Cheers and Beers (to you drinkers out there. I don't actually drink beer. Don't like the taste.)

Have a good one.

63 comments:

adelin said...

good morning andrea!

David said...

gd morning ~! hope the work turns out well today :)

Winnie said...

Hey Andrea~

Poker cards came from China, believe it or not =)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deck_of_cards

Have a good weekend!

Anthony said...

1. Same reason nobody recycles - if there's no money in it, don't do it.

2. It's forbidden (Imagine homer simpsons saying "mmmmmm... forbidden popcorn) due to all the sugar, trans fats and general nasties.

3. Economic cycle - spending all their bonus $ on things other than green shirts. Consumerism is the religion of Singapore and Orchard Road is its Mecca, Vatican or whatever other metaphor you chose

4. Same reason they watch wrestling (see 6 below)

5. Egg white diet.

6. Its a Rumsfeldian syllogism - there are things you know you don't know, and things you don't know you don't know. And folks who watch TNT are too stupid to realise that they are stupid. Its a self selecting shallow end of the gene pool. Be thankful that they are watching TNT , walking through taka and not driving heavy vehicles. (Sadly, in the USA, these people tend to collect firearms).

7. I am not quite sure what a weetener is, but assuming you meant "sweeteners", they are the sweat of satan. God invented sugar and if you want sweet food, run home to burn off the cals. Running home also keeps you away from TNT fans driving heavy vehicles.

8. Probably the french. All those royal motifs. THe french are a clever bunch when it comes to wasting time.

9. Yes. You are. And now your secret shame has been made public.

10. Because you appear to be heterosexual.

Now that you're educated, please continue working. Have a nice day.

Natalie said...

eh......... hello! i am a great fan of yours. i am 10 this year.i found your blog in the 8 days magazine. i never fail to catch you on deal or no deal each week. by the way, is adrian nice?

Natalie said...

eh......... hello! i am a great fan of yours. i am 10 this year.i found your blog in the 8 days magazine. i never fail to catch you on deal or no deal each week. by the way, is adrian nice?

Natalie said...

eh......... hello! i am a great fan of yours. i am 10 this year.i found your blog in the 8 days magazine. i never fail to catch you on deal or no deal each week. by the way, is adrian nice?

Scorpion said...

A, it's a Federer-Nadal final again today. Prediction? Or review? Whichever the case may be...

fengshui316 said...

Confirm federer win today.Nadal going to eat grass today.

chocminttruffle said...

long time no post. anyways, i watch figure-skating too, andrea..i used to love tara lipinski , michelle kwan..now i like sasha cohen who's having an injury now i think??

Anonymous said...

Hmmm, but Maria Sharapova WAS Wimbledon champion in 2004 and currently World number 2. Perhaps you were referring to Anna Kournikova ;)

Andrea Fonseka said...

oops i apologise. I meant Anna. ;) sorry lah - I was awake at 4am. Actually, not really. The body was awake but the mind wasn't. heh.

Andrea Fonseka said...

oh and Natalie: How lovely to have you visit my blog! I must say I think you may the youngest reader yet! Anything I can write about that may interest you? :)

And Anthony.. I really really like the way you think. ;)

fengshui316 said...

andrea:you have more and more readers coming to read your blog.that good

David said...

i just happen to see her blog. very interesting read.. not like typical bloggers tat are attention seekers. at least u post with meaning and not nagging and complaining this and tat ? :D

Gabe said...

:) Natalie, Welcome girl:) Better watch what I say next time:)

FS: same same k:)

Cheers to you Andrea:)

weilin said...

Hello Andrea,

Hahas.Wow.Andrea,u are always at orchard...Everyday.And here is just to answer some of your questions.

1.Hmmm.Maybe its hard to match green tees.i cant find a single green tee in my wardrobe.However,I was in Orchard yesterday too.But,at the centrepoint.I brought a bag,so that I can reduce using plastic bags.

2.The movie.The ambience.The sugars in it.And lastly,the pop sound it makes,while making it.

3.Weekends are shopping days.And due to the great singapore sale.Of course,that would be lots of people.lols

4.I also find it very very irritating.For a fast-walker like me,I get easily irritated by people like this.

5.Maybe he has supernatural powers.Just joking.

6.The whole point is enterntainment.The brutality of the game.Makes it even more enticing to watch.

7.Not sure.I dont noe whats a weetener?Andrea,do u mind explaining what it is?

8.It is from the French.It came about in the 19th century.

9.Hahas,yeah.

10.Because you are born for other talents.Such as.....HOSTING.You are born to look and feel comfortable in front of the tv.


I hope that answered all your questions

weilin said...

Welcome Natalie=)welcome.welcome.

Good Nite ` Kimmi said...

hey i watch "My Wife is a Gangster 3." too haha i like the part when shuqi drive the car down the stair while she is sitting on the man LOL! the man was like " oh no! not now! " cos he is steaming** ( i don know how to use the right work ) haha and the maid keep any how say things. haha all the translater keep any how translate lols! so funny la! haha

yea i don like the beer taste too =) oh ya do u use msn?

Anonymous said...

Ha,
Good morning I think... It's 1:35 am now and I still wake up doing my gadget things hahaha...
Just an opinion for your comment orchad.. guess that u've never been there before at weekend Andrea? Or just a simple shoutout reaction? It's always like that, no wonder :)
For figure ice-skating.. u're not the only one... I do for hours also... :D
Need to go to sleep, tommorow going to the building next to the TV building ;)
Regards,
-D-

pathfinder said...

Anthony...

If you're on THIS blog, and you're disparaging the Second Amendment and Rumsfeld...let me guess, you're a Liberal...

pathfinder said...

Natalie...

You're ten? :O You're a good writer! :)

pathfinder said...

"I just enjoyed...role played by Shu Qi..."

I just enjoy Shu Qi. :)

"...even to move into an escalator..."

Even worse is the woman (whose shopping bags prevent you from overtaking) who STEPS OFF an escalator...and STOPS. Talk about people who shouldn't drive like they walk...

"Who invented artificial weeteners?"

I'll have to say YOU did (and you'll have to tell us what they are)! :)

You're not the only one who watches figure skating. I do sometimes, and I'm straight! :O However, as with tennis...I prefer watching the women go at it. :) Speaking of which, not only was MS first in the world...but even AK was eighth! Don't be a hater, alligator...

roy lim said...

Nadal could have won if his mobility wasn't affected by his suspect knee. It irritated me that the crowd at Wala Wala were applauding his unforced errors in the final set.

Kournikova is perhaps the only top-ranked player never to win a WTA title, less said a Grand Slam event. Probably meant she was more concerned about her sweat ruining her make-up.

Being another green tee in a throng of greens wouldn't save the Earth. What did we do to save the environment yesterday?

hobbes said...

Hey, I've got a question:

Do 'hot' women have less time to think/research/find-things-out-for-themselves or, do they have more silly/inane questions to ask?

pathfinder said...

Natalie...

I just realized ("realised" for you, F) that your profile describes you as "male". I thought you were a girl of ten?

weilin said...

Hello everyone!Hello Andrea.

I bought 8 days today.And i was flipping through frantically.And i saw the lovely ANDREA FONSEKA.There is only two words to describe her.GLAMOUROUS AND GORGEOUS.(gabe will be glad to elaborate more)

Diesel said...

Hobbes...everyday you come to this blog and say something cruel. First you tell andrea not to give up her day job when she shared a poem, then you rubbished her for supporting live earth and told her to grow a brain. Now you leave this comment here. Kudos to Andrea for leaving your comments here, but notice no one ever responds to you because no one wants to start a war on Andreas blog.

What is your problem?

fengshui316 said...

this wk 8 days got andrea?what it abt?

Anonymous said...

yo weilin, latest 8 days got andrea??? wat abt?

pathfinder said...

"...notice no one ever responds to you..."

Diesel...

I've responded to him once or twice, actually, but I've given up (in part to avoid that "blog war" you write about).

And there are those who have responded in DEFENCE of H...

But you're right...A leaves all this up. Like I've said, she rocks my world. ;)

hobbes said...

Diesel, well you did, didn't you?

Not trying to start a 'war', as you put it. Am I not, as a member of the internet surfing public, allowed to express my opinion, contrary or not, freely? Isn't that the point of this comment form?

Perhaps Andrea allows my statements here because she's enlightened enough to allow free speech and freedom of thought- unlike you, evidently.

I'm so sorry to have hurt your feelings anyhow. I'm sure Andrea will come along soon and make you feel alot better.

(BTW, apologies to Andrea, that will be the first and last example of me using your comment form to address other's bitchings.)

pathfinder said...

"Am I not...allowed to express my opinion, contrary or not, freely?"

H...

When I talked about your defenders, I was thinking of Scorpion...

I keep lumping the two of you together...and he's even made the same point. It's also a point I've contested before...

We are here as A's guests. YOU are (still) here at her discretion. This is HER blog. It's not public space, and it's certainly not a democracy...

We have exactly ZERO rights here, and that includes freedom of expression.

Diesel said...

I didn't say I wouldn't start a war with you. It's completely inappropiate to repeatedly attack anyone on their personal blog, freedom of speech or not.

pathfinder said...

...and even if one COULD do something, it doesn't mean one SHOULD.

Anonymous said...

do you have a blog, Hobbes? can we say something on it? if you don't have a blog, can you start one? :D

Anonymous said...

hahahahaha
hobbes get a life lah, too bored ah??
trying to make people notice you?
trying to find people to talk to you?

tok abt freedom of speech and thought at other people's blog.

zzZzzzzzzZ

Scorpion said...

pathfinder: I don't set out to "defend" or "attack" particular people. I read the stuff folks put here, and if something is worth supporting, then why not? Similarly, if tomorrow hobbes were to say something utterly ridiculous, I ain't gonna rush headlong into endorsing it. It's the position, not the person.

You disagree? Never mind, at least we can agree to disagree. Sound familiar?

What do you mean this is not public space? It is. Unless Andrea goes to her blogspot settings, and under the "who can view this blog" option, she activates the "only people I choose". Would she? Of course not. She's bigger than that.

We all know that if one chooses to publicise one's life by way of an online blog, then controversy and tension are inevitable. A is fully aware of this and she's brave for that.

Sure, to you, the stuff that I type doesn't always make for wholesome bedtime reading; but I have never fanned flames or fuelled fires for fun, and I cordially invite you to point to any instance to the contrary.

Last but not least, kindly refrain from concluding that I am a "he" when I have not, at all material times, revealed my gender.

glen said...

andrea,
what sort of blokes would you date? i know im being vague here, but hey its really up to you if you wanna elaborate in details...

hobbes said...

Look, I don't see what the big deal is regarding positive or negative comments regarding Andrea and her postings upon this site.

Your comments are meant as a comment to Andrea well, at least mine are. They are not meant to be a form of two way communication, or a haven for people who have no one else to communicate with.

So why take offence with my comment(s) when the author herself has not? Is she really incapable of defending her stance and in need of your assistance?

I think not.

hobbes said...

Look, I don't see what the big deal is regarding positive or negative comments regarding Andrea and her postings upon this site.

Your comments are meant as a comment to Andrea well, at least mine are. They are not meant to be a form of two way communication, or a haven for people who have no one else to communicate with.

So why take offence with my comment(s) when the author herself has not? Is she really incapable of defending her stance and in need of your assistance?

I think not.

pathfinder said...

Scorpion...

"It's the position, not the person."

That's peachy. You weren't defending H, you were defending the position that H happened to be holding at that particular point in time and space.

"What do you mean this is not public space? It is."

NO, it absolutely isn't. It doesn't matter how A sets this blog up. If I opened my door and allowed you into my house, said house would still be private property. Again, you are a GUEST.

"A is fully aware of this and she's brave for that."

I'm glad you're supporting A again. I'm sorry, I'm glad you're supporting HER POSITION again.

"I have never fanned flames or fuelled fires for fun, and I cordially invite you to point to any instance to the contrary."

I cordially invite you to point to any instance where I intimated that you "fanned flames or fuelled fires for fun". And I like the alliteration...

And if you object that much to being called a "he", you should furnish an alternative...or would you simply prefer "it"? I guess that does befit a scorpion...

Gabe said...

Guys and Gals, Enough k. Lets have peace here:)

Can you imagine how Andrea feels if all of us go to her house and have an opinion on each other and say it out loud?

Please refrain your opinion to yourself and if you happen to say something, then say something nice or constructive. If you have nothing better to say then keep it to yourself and blar it out when you are back at you own home k:)

Lets love each other here and make each other smile or laugh at k:)

We don't need anyone here to proof that you are better than the rest to catch Andrea's attention k:) She is not that shallow.

I don't need anyone to reply to my comment, Just want everyone to know why we are here in the first place k:) To support Andrea:)

Hug Hug:) Peace k:) Say soemthing nice and move on:) Don't put Andrea on a tight spot k:) she loves us all, I am sure:)

Good night everyone:)

Good night Weilin, FS and Natalie :)

Good night Andrea:)

Scorpion said...

Good morning Gabe :)

Hey I know you said you don't need anyone to reply to your comment; but sorry... can't help it!

Many thanks for your constant, unwavering sunshine that you radiate with your posts. Can't quite pinpoint what it is about it... maybe the abundance of smileys, your frankness, your positive energy, all of the above I suppose.

Sometimes the problem with online blogs and forums - we can only perceive the words that we read in forming our conclusions or impressions. Unlike other modes of communication, we don't have the benefit of seeing the other person's facial expression, or body language - factors that usually contribute to colour spoken words, and project an overall impression.

Ha, I think I should learn from you, try to type more smileys, like now... :)

David K said...

Hobbes said:
"Look, I don't see what the big deal is regarding positive or negative comments regarding Andrea and her postings upon this site."

Cmon man. Leaving postings of comments is one thing but listen to yourself lah. Read what you write.

You simply anyhow slam her no matter what she writes. You think she don't take offence? Thank god Andrea is just smart enough not to bother with idiots like u.

You tell her her poetry sux (never give reason), to "grow a brain" and now you ask if she has "less time to think/research/find-things-out-for-themselves or, do (if she) have more silly/inane questions to ask? " <- wat you trying to say here??

Get a life, Hobbes. You wanna say something, back it up. Otherwise just buzz off. You just making the place dirty with your stupid posts.

Scorpion: sorry la but i dont know wat you trying to say. haha. You really think that Hobbes comments are 'fruitful'? You really think that he's not here just as a 'sour grape' trying to cause trouble? I can understand u say this is free world and should be able to post whatever you think etc. But Hobbes here ONLY TO CAUSE TROUBLE. NOTHING TO BACK UP WHAT HE SAY. So clear.

You all wait lah. This Hobbes continue, Andrea can simply stop blogging. What for, idiots like him come and read.

I challenge Hobbes. Reply to everything here, answer all the questions. if cannot, just go away.

And if not, I hope and pray Andrea can contact Blogger. Get your ip address. Track U down. And post your picture and particulars up here so all of us can spit at you if we see u walking down the street. Why? Cos u have NO CLASS.

(Sorry Andrea if this is long. I read read buay tahan already. This idiot really need to 'grow a brain' himself.)

Diesel said...

Hobbes, you are insane if you think that Andrea's non-response to your comments is an exoneration or a permission slip to continue desecrating her blog.
Do you really think she created this blog and opened her world to us so you can come here and sabotage it day after day, and then wave your hands claiming 'freedom of speech'? Maybe she woke up one day and thought.."you know, I'd really enjoy having some idiot come and bitch me out in public on a daily basis, for all the entertainment industry and the world to see, I better get to work on building a blog to make that happen".

If you really can't resist bagging Andrea, I suggest we move this to YOUR blog Hobbes. Send us the link, I want to exercise MY freedom of speech.

hobbes said...

I wonder what's more disturbing to Andrea; my negative comments, or the fanatical support of some of you.

Seriously, you people need to get a life.

Gabe said...

Good morning Scorpion:) First thing in the morning, You have just made me smile:) thats so sweet of you:)

I totally agreed with you with the difficulty on expressing ourselves with this (blogging) form of communication:) So the best thing to do is to smile and show funning face more:)

After more than a month here, I did have some unwanted comments towards me. However, my focus is to be here to support andrea and everyone who needs my assistance. So I just have to move on and stay happy because I look forward to learn from Andrea and everyone here. You guys are so good with words, especially you, Scorpion:)

After all thats what Fans are for, Right XMate.. hee hee? See I remember you, you are my senior here hahahahaha:)

Takeaway : Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.


Cheers:)

Gabe

Scorpion said...

hey Gabe, very prompt reply... as always brightening things up with your adorable sunshine, ha. Am honoured you remember my previous nick too (and of course I remember your previous incarnation - Gabriel Ho) (:

Anyway for what it's worth, my response to A's 10 questions:

1. Not too sure about the girls, but many guys don't like to wear green cuz it reminds them of NS.

2. Honey. It has both healing and aphrodisiac properties.

3. ...because Orchard Road is the "capital" of Singapore?

4. A person who walks alone tends to walk faster cuz he/she is only focused on one thing: getting to the destination. But OK someone who's alone and still walks slowly most probably has something on his/her mind - maybe not still waffling on what the destination should be!

5. He went on a crash diet and purposely went without proper rest for long periods. Lost 60 lbs (27 kg) in a coupla months.

6. Just treat the whole genre as comedy.

7. Two blokes called Remsen and Fahlberg, circa 1879.

8. anthony and weilin are right; it's attributable to the French, but winnie isn't really wrong either; a different form had emerged in China way before that.

9. No. Many folks watch Winter Olympics only because of figure ice skating.

10. Because, for all your height, your career would be short.

Good Nite ` Kimmi said...

i bet andrea don wanner see her fan fighting over here yea?

anyway, good morning every body =)

gabe, u realy smile alot LOL! " :) "

adelin said...

lol, i like that....
welcome to Singapore Capital
: Orchard

wahahahhaha

OWtN said...

wat's for dinner?

fazzy said...

I'm back..been busy. Hi all..

Hobbes: Some people are just here for leisure..not cos they don't have a life. Its just interesting to know more about someone who has achieved much in life and learn from it. Or just make friends...you'd have plenty here if you weren't so rude all the time. I assume you'd be in part referring to yourself having no life seeing how you CONSTANTLY come here just to take cheap shots. That's sad dude...grow up. You have so much negative energy..Go meditate or something...think that would bring much good to the world rather than venting your anger..wherever it came from..on someone else who hasn't done anything to you...at least nothing I know of. Here's a tip, if you have nothing nice/good/constructive to say..just shut up.

Pathfinder: Can stop using initials..who is F? many people can be F..I'm confused lah babe..=P

Andrea: Talking abt slow people...have you ever encountered horrendously slow drivers? They drive like their grandfather owns the road..like 50km/h on the CTE at night when its EMPTY! or leave a freaking big gap in front of them and you can't overtake cos the other lanes are full..Inconsiderate. But maybe walking should be excused. Not everyone is in a rush...some people like to breathe in the polluted air down at Orchard Road so let them be =)

pathfinder said...

You're my only F, Fazzybaby. :) Aren't you honored? Or "honoured", just for you... :P

I just can't decide whether to use US or UK spelling... :(

People who read my posts here have probably wondered about my level of schooling, but...the web is dominated by US sites, computer PROGRAMS are generally set for US spelling, I'm used to US spelling, and would you prefer to perform "maneuvers" around US forms or "manoeuvres" around UK? :P

I thought about switching to UK when on this blog, but the confusion would snap my synapses... :O

What do you think?

Gabe said...

PF: I am the spokeperson for Marie Thai, so I rather use Thai English: Sawaddee Karp:)

Gabe said...

Good night :) Good night Kimmi.

Good night everyone:)

Good night Andrea:)

pathfinder said...

Gabs...

I had to use Teochew in Thailand...goodnight. :)

pathfinder said...

Gabs...

We went over there and met a few guys from their (RTA) special forces, including a CPT who was wearing tabs for (USA) special forces and ranger! :O But he didn't do much, just stood around and acted cool... ;)

You're RSAF, right? If you're AWACS, you could be the best stalker ever... :O

Good Nite ` Kimmi said...

lols! "Good night :) Good night Kimmi" sound so weird rite? haha as my nick was like goodnite. then ppl will just say good nite and i don even know they telling me goodnite or calling me. lols

fazzy said...

Pathfinder: Whatever u say is cute..hah. ok...maybe not WHATEVER..=)

pathfinder said...

F...

That's sweet. :) And I'm glad your web connection's back...

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