Tag Archives: pui!

ipod stock earphones

4 Nov

took the train to my class today and couldn’t believe how many people were using ipod’s stock earphones -_-

because the buds really suck.

incredibly... uncomfortable >.<"

i tried them on on a bus ride and my ears hurt… and it was only for less than an hour. how can a company that is capable of designing such cool, intuitive and incredibly usable products trip on something as simple as the earphones?


tokyotosho down september 2010 :( any alternatives?

22 Sep

tokyotosho has been down for the past few days…


23 sep 2010 update: nyaatorrents  is quite a comprehensive alternative ;)

annoyances in cubeville

12 Aug

life in cubeville is peaceful. you usually only hear the clickety-clack of the keyboard or flipping of newspapers. this is occasionally broken by the loud laughter or chatter of colleagues – nothing annoying, really.

but sometimes annoyances just grab you by your throat.

(i’m typing what i hear realtime, right now)

“oh it works.”

“eh shucks, arh…(mock scream)”

“ok let’s see…”

“wah cannot ah”

“wah got problem”

“hmm? syntax is incorrect. am i missing…” (mumbles)

“wah lau eh. aiya.” (shifts loudly in rickety seat)

“ya la it’s this line here… wah… hmm? wah…”

“this is not good.”

“got problem ah. got problem with this line, if i take this out…” (mumbles)

“oh a question mark, i found a question mark.”

“eh? i got it already. eh? but cannot leh, only filters one…”

“oh! i found it! i found the missing character…”


all this in the space of less than 10mins and at an audio level slightly louder than one would normally use when voicing out your thoughts to yourself, sometimes known as the justincasesomebodyintheadjacentcubiclemightberemotelyinterestedin whatiamdoingnow level. do you need some attention? do you? huh? DO YOU??!

the devil...

...or the deep blue sea.

go start a blog or something, like xiaxue or steven lim so that people can have a choice of ignoring you instead of becoming captive audience to your monologue in the adjacent cube.

so unless somebody is really at your cube listening to you or you are working on a cure for cancer or are the protagonist in a poorly-written movie that requires you to talk your actions out loud, do your neighbours a favour and shuddup. thanks.

from one extreme to another

13 Jul

nice smelling day took a turn for the worse.

was showering after my gym session just now. someone was taking a dump in a nearby toilet cubicle and refused to flush until he was totally done.

knn it really stinks.

i know water is precious but can’t you flush once in a while? it’s not like there is a minimum amount of poo to reach before you can use the flush. while you are basking in the comforting and familiar smell of your own poop gathering at the bottom of your throne, think of the people stuck in the shower stalls with shampoo in their hair and soap in their pits who may not enjoy the smell as much as you.

be kind. use the flush.

here’s a nice sfw picture of the beautiful scarlett johansson from lost in translation to soothe the nerves.

captivating, even with all her clothes on.