Wednesday, December 31, 2008

What, already?

Oh, well. So long, 2008, and thanks for all the fish.

Happy 2009, everyone.

Monday, December 29, 2008

A Monument to Stupidity.

A tribute; To "The lilBIGstar/daph/daniel Impersonator". For being stupider than the worst of us.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas.

You will partake in seasonal merriment this Christmas. Resistance is futile.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

blink-182: The Sequel

Umbrella - Vanilla Sky

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Yes, I hear you.

I hate it when people ask me "Do you hear me?" as if to affirm their point when I'm standing not a metre away.

Yes, I ^@*%#-ing hear you.

"Strong language".

I'm not sure I get it. Does profanity make your language stronger?

Monday, December 15, 2008

The Best Band That You've Never Heard Of
You're Only Vaguely Aware Of.

Yes, that's Will Ferrel on the drums.*

*No, it's not.

'Tis the season..

..for retail therapy in the spirit of a ridiculously commercialized holiday.


Sunday, December 7, 2008

Recommended listening.

I figured that some of you have yet to hear some really good music. No, put that Rihanna CD away. I mean it.

Time Is Running Out
Feeling Good
Supermassive Black Hole
Map of the Problematique
Plug In Baby
Micro Cuts
Knights of Cydonia

Guns N' Roses
Sweet Child O' Mine
Paradise City
Knocking On Heaven's Doors

The Shadow Proves The Sunshine
Lonely Nation
Oh! Gravity.
American Dream

Back In Black
Highway to Hell
Black Ice

Red Hot Chili Peppers
Can't Stop
Dani California
Around The World
Minor Thing
Purple Stain
Under The Bridge
Tell Me Baby

Rage Against The Machine (Not for the patriotic or faint of heart)
Killing In The Name
Bulls On Parade
Bullet In The Head

Like A Stone
Be Yourself

Island In The Sun
Keep Fishing
Buddy Holly
Pork and Beans
Beverly Hills
My Name Is Jonas
Perfect Situation

Avenged Sevenfold
Bat Country
Almost Easy
Seize The Day

Enter Sandman
Master of Puppets
The Day That Never Comes

Dream On
I Don't Want To Miss A Thing

Random stuff from random artists that's worth listening to anyway.
99 Red Balloons - Goldfinger
You Only Live Once - The Strokes
Become The Bull - Atreyu
All Star - Smash Mouth
One Last Breath - Creed
Pretty Handsome Awkward - The Used

They're in no particular order. Just typed it all out as it came to me. Yes, almost all of it is rock in some form or other.

Have fun.

EDIT: This list is just getting longer and longer. Last edited: 21st Dec

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Musical diversity.

I've been listening to a lot of new bands lately, trying to diversify my taste in music (and lengthen my playlist). That's why I need your help (Yes, you!) in suggesting new bands/artists that I should be listening to. It doesn't have to be rock, which is mostly what I listen to. That's the point see? Drop a comment here, if you're so inclined. Try not to use the Cbox, because it'll probably get lost before I get down to looking for whatever it is you told me to look for.

If we had these in Malaysia... can be sure I'd walk the streets more often.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Bad grammar makes me [sic].


"I didn't sleep well that night, even after I was done crying"

Only 8 pages into Twilight and Stephanie Meyer has already managed to establish her main character as a (very) annoying emo girl.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Friday, November 21, 2008

Uncommon minds.

Who thinks of these things, anyway? I mean, seriously.

Monday, November 17, 2008

A not-quite-tag worth doing.

Found this on Jon's blog:
The world ends tomorrow. What will you do today?

Well, firstly, do I know that the world ends tomorrow? I suppose I do, or there isn't a point to this.

I'm sure I'd spend most of the day panicking. Afterwards, though, I'd talk the people who matter the most, say some long overdue "I love you"s, and say my goodbyes. Then I'd watch the sun set for the last time while listening to some good music, because if there's anything Titanic taught us, it's that the only way to face impending doom is to do it listening to good music. After that's done, I'd go inside to hide from the widespread pillaging and looting that has undoubtedly broken out in the streets. Maybe I'd finish some of the books I've always wanted to read. Maybe something more. Then the world will end, and I'll get to see what comes next.

Somehow, I don't think there's any way to even near accurately say what I'd do when such a day were to come, but what I can say with some fair certainty is that we will not be given such a polite warning.

Also, you should read Jon's answer; I think I like it better.

The world ends tomorrow. What will you do today?

Friday, November 14, 2008


Atreyu; Where drummers sing better than frontmen.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

"This video is not available in your country."

Malaysia blocks Weezer's "Pork and Beans" video on YouTube. Guess why?*

I demand my music!

*It has the word "pork" in the title. Just in case you're a little slow.

EDIT: Apparently, the infamous "No Pok" video is still up there. Great job, Malaysia; You didn't even do it right.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Rooting for the winner.

Isn't it stupid how so many Malaysians love Obama only now that he's won? Never before the election did I notice anyone saying "I hope Obama wins", "Go Obama!" or anything of the sort. Suddenly, after he's announced President-elect, everyone's going "We love you, Obama!" and "I always knew he'd win!" (and variants).

Also, we live here.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

A year already?

Well, that was fast, wasn't it? For the most part, anyway. Yep, that's about all I have to say for now. Back to doing absolutely nothing.

Ah. Bliss.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Could have, should have.

Real posts when exams are over. Notice a pattern in the recent posts' timestamps?

Monday, October 27, 2008

Friday, October 24, 2008

I iz nid Zzzzz.

I iz also nid 1 millyun dollas.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Live music lives.

In an age where bands like Simple Plan, Jonas Brothers and a whole slew of similar bands rule the airwaves, good live performers are getting far and few. But fear not, for there is hope yet.

1. Muse

Hysteria - Muse

One of the few bands that can do it better live than on record, which is saying a lot, especially if you know how good they are on record. Nice use of effects/distortion on the bass, too, particularly on this song. They sold out two nights at Wembley Stadium. That has to mean something, right?

2. Red Hot Chili Peppers

Can't Stop - Red Hot Chili Peppers

Great band, with a great bassist to match. Again, better than on record. Are you seeing a pattern here? Also, that little jamming bit in beginning is spontaneous (i.e. unrehearsed). Awesome, huh?

3. Switchfoot

Awakening - Switchfoot

Woo, Switchfoot! The best rock concert I've been for (or indeed the
only rock concert I bothered going for). And if you'll notice, that video of them up there is their performance right here in KL.

4. Avenged Sevenfold

Bat Country - Avenged Sevenfold

Like it or loathe it, they're actually good live. I'm not a huge fan, but they play well, have a rhythm guitarists that puts most lead guitarists to shame and do really, really good guitar solos.

Well, that's a rather depressingly short list, but it's all I can think of off the top of my head. Go forth and listen!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

The Hendrix Experience.

I never knew exactly how good Jimi Hendrix was; Then I saw him do a guitar solo with his teeth.

Friday, October 10, 2008

I'd shove this in your face, but then I'd have to wash my hands.

Turn your attention, if you please, to the two fine gentlemen in the centre. Now focus your attention on the somewhat less fine of the two; The one of the left. Questions like 'Can you not stand straight and face the camera for your class photo?', 'Are you $*%&@ing serious!?' and 'Does your hair glint in the sunlight and go "shiiiii-iiing" before you do epic battle with large robots?' swim through my head.

"But Daniel!" I hear your say, because I have terribly good hearing, "Aren't you being needlessly mean? Why judge a book by its cover?". Well, I've met this book, and he's every bit a douchebag as he tries so hard to make himself appear.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Q.E.D. and all that.

Being powerful is like being a woman; If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.

Friday, October 3, 2008

The Big Picture.

If sooner or later we're all just going to die, why do we spend years learning about permutations and quadratic equations?

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The only good thing...

about exams is that they end.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Monday, September 15, 2008

A Self-Portrait.

This is apparently me.

A stunning likeness!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

omg i is taged lulz.

Tagged by Jon.

(Part One)

1.Are you allowed to have a boyfriend/girlfriend or monkey friend?
Only one out of three. Guess which.

2. Describe yourself in one word that rhymes which smuckerooney.

3. Who would you pick to join a bowling competition, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama or your maths teacher?
First I'd get Batman as my maths teacher. Then I'd pick my math teacher.

4. Have you ever flown into someone before but never had the speed to run away?
Of course. Doesn't everyone?

5. Does it feel good to love?

6. What do you like to eat?
Meh. Pass.

7. What's the last thing you'll do before you die?
Try not to.

8. Was there ever a time that you tried to learn to fly away from Walls someone?

9. What can you say about playboys/playgirls?
How loud am I allowed to yell?

10. Are you still a virgin?

(Part Two)

1. Best place to die?
I hardly think it would be an issue, as I would be dead before I could appreciate it.

2. Who's the person who stands on top of your heart?
I don't know, but whoever it is had better get the heck off.

3. Tell us your dream last night.
I didn't.

4. Ever hated someone so bad?
Yes. All the time.

5. The biggest and most hurtful lie you heard?
"The Jonas Brothers are really good".

6. The last person you had a beer with?
I'll get back to you when I have a beer.

7. The last person you went to the movies with?
My family.

8. The last person you talked on the cellphone with?
I couldn't be bothered to remember.

9. The last person you hugged?
My mom, probably.

10. The last person who made you cry?
Wouldn't you like to know?

11. In the last week you kissed someone?
Uhm. No.

12. Danced crazy?
Do I look like the type to dance crazy?

13. Think of the last time you were angry, why were you angry?
General incompetence.

14. If you could do anything or wish anything, what would it be?
To live a life without regrets.

15. If you could have an all expense paid trip, where will you go?

16. Would you or have you ever blackmailed someone?
Yes. No.

17. Are you old fashioned?
I enjoy Zork.

18. What would be harder for you; To tell someone you love them, that you do not love them back, or chickens tamed by monkeys took over the world.?
The first two are hard. The third one? I'd think of something, I'm sure.

19. What things would be the hardest thing for you to give up on?

20. Five facts about me
I enjoy music. Lots.
I exercise. For the fun of it.
I over-use punctuation.
I'm getting tired of this.
I give up.

Five of your favourite TV shows.
The Simpsons
A fifth one? Ehhh, whatever.

23. Five things I treasure in my life.

24. Four "first times in my life".
For the first time in my life, I'm answering questions about "first times in my life".
For (almost) the first time in my life, I'm doing a tag.
For the first time in my life, I'm answering the third "first time in my life".
For the first time in my life, I'm answering the fourth.

25. Seven words and things I always use.

I tag:
I tag you, Pikachu.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Woah.. bleak.

If kids are our future.. Well, I'm worried. Also, I'm really, really sick of this song.

Ditto, MPH. Ditto.

Today, I noticed that Twilight was placed in the Horror section at MPH.

I always knew MPH was on my side.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

This is a Public Service Announcement.

"Irregardless" is not a word. Stop using it.

"Regardless" and "disregard" are all fine and well, but let's please stop saying "irregardless". Double negatives.


Saturday, August 30, 2008

I think, therefore I misquote/put things into the wrong context. Now everyone's happy, right?

I recently heard someone of the motivational speaker/counselor persuasion (mis-) using Descartes' famous quote, saying "Descartes once said 'I think, therefore I am'. If you think you are great, therefore you are great [paraphrased]".

Descartes didn't mean that. Stop turning the poor man's legacy into a self-help book.

In case you were wondering what he really meant, "cogito ergo sum" means that wondering whether one really exists is in itself proof that one exists. Go think it over.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Sucks to be him.

The only one worse off than he who kicks the bucket is in fact, the bucket.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

We're so embarrassing.

Zero golds, one silver, zero bronzes. "Malaysia boleh", indeed.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Two weeks absence, then.

Inspiration on hiatus, hence lack of posts. Sentence Structure also on hiatus. Those bums.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Well. Okay.

I'm back from my week of absence... with nothing much to say, really.

Oh, in response to just about everyone who's said to me "Hey Daniel, why don't you write longer posts? Or add pictures?". Well, I'm not sure whether you'd enjoy reading about how I brushed my teeth today and went to school and didn't do your homework and... Well, you get the point. I know I don't want to read all that, so think of it as me doing unto others as I would do unto myself. Virtuous, aren't I?

My weblog is just that: A public log where I post (certain) opinions, stuff that interests me and just occasionally about an exciting day. Hence, you're unlikely to find me gushing about stuff I'd otherwise write in a personal log, i.e. brushing my teeth, going to school, homework, that-guy-is-so-weird, that-girl-is-so-cute, and so on.

Well, this is getting long. I'm stopping now, lest I do it unto my self. Or something along that line.

Edit: No, I don't have a personal log.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.

Even if every supervillian ran his own sing-along video blog, this one would still be the best.

Well, we'd have to see about The Joker's wouldn't we?


I've just realized that I'll probably grow up to be a 30-something living in a van filled with all manner of guitars. Man, it's gonna be cool.

Sunday, July 6, 2008


Henceforth, I am..

Daniel "Nobita" "Seth" "Bass Face" "Crazy Eyes" "Emo Kid" "Abs Man" "Buffy" "Ah Sim" "Canteen Guy" Sim.


Thursday, June 26, 2008

So much for the grass.

It's true when they say the grass is greener on the other side. As it turns out, the "other side" also has three more seasons, cleaner toilets, better gigs and.. well, cleaner toilets.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


I'm still alive. Marginally. But still alive, 'kay? 'Kay.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Where'd it all go, hmmm?

Geez, has it already been a week since my last post?

I need a longer break.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Einstein was wrong.

E does not equal to MC2. In fact, E really equals to Fb.

Monday, May 26, 2008

A thouroughly uninspired blog post.

So apparently my feet are ridiculously attractive to dogs. Well, one dog, at least. Ken-ji's dog. We were jamming, and it was licking my feet half the time. Half of four hours.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Wipe that simile off your face.

Life is like a box of chocolates. Too much of it makes you sick.

Monday, May 12, 2008

For your viewing pleasure. And things like that.

Flight of the Conchords - Business Time

Flight of the Conchords - The Hiphopopotamus vs. The Rhymenoceros

If you're the type that refuses to watch videos posted on blogs, then it's your loss. Also, note the six posts in three days. These exams must be pushing all the intelligent thoughts out of my head.

Well, YouTube videos too.

It's education, what is it.

"Theirs not to make reply,
Theirs not to reason why,
Theirs but to do & die."

It's not a good sign when the Charge of the Light Brigade can be taken in context of your national education system.

Sunday, May 11, 2008


I was studying Moral. Then this happened.

Putting my life on hold

...and giving it easy-listening muzak to listen to while it waits. So there.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Oh, the hilarity!

The Anime Laws Of Physics.

Laugh, damn you.

The Proverbial Salmon

Teenagery is like a salmon. According to MTV, anyway.

You're expected rebel against the somewhat large river of society for a while. The good news is that if you're any good at it, you get to reproduce at the end.