Friday, February 29, 2008

Futsal Session

Many asked, "How would you celebrate a leap year that occurs every 4 years". We, here at UWE, have a very simple answer for you. "Play Futsal". LoL. Yeah and so we did, with 19 people (was 20 initially, until Wei Ho suffered a cracked lip), the session was held at the Astro Turt managed by UWE Sports Centre.

The game was good, initially when both teams refused to wear bibs, as they were honestly quite ugly looking. Left with no choice, a bet was made: whichever team who scores first need not to wear the bibs. Bet taken, 1st goal was scored by the Accounting & Finance (AF) side, and so the Business Administration (BA) had to wear the bibs.

Leg cramps striked approximately 3 players on the field, namely Billy Lee, Ivan Chan and also Chiew Vincent (after his heroic save of the ball as the GK).Probably its that boring for a futsal post but somehow an interesting event happened during the futsal. Chiew Vincent, playing Defense position, had a go at the ball being controlled by Ivan Chan, somehow the two managed to collide, with Vincent's head striking Ivan Chan's pelvic bone, resulting in a time break for a while. (Note: It was not a groin injury after all. LoL)

AF team was leading with the score 3-0, and then the BAs struck back with a goal. AFs eventually picked up and scored another two goals, making it 5-1. BAs, gathered back their team spirit, went on a goal striking spree until they took the lead at 7-6. Last few moments, AFs really picked up their pace and scored an equalising shot and the game ended with a draw. AF 7 vs BA 7.

Overall, a nice draw at 7-7; even better as we've managed to play for 2 hours non-stop.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Peace by Inches - Pacino (Any Given Sunday)

I don’t know what to say really.
Three minutes
to the biggest battle of our professional lives
all comes down to today.
we heal
as a team
or we are going to crumble.
Inch by inch
play by play
till we’re finished.
We are in hell right now, gentlemen
believe me
we can stay here
and get the shit kicked out of us
we can fight our way
back into the light.
We can climb out of hell.
One inch, at a time.

Now I can’t do it for you.
I’m too old.
I look around and I see these young faces
and I think
I mean
I made every wrong choice a middle age man could make.
I uh….
I pissed away all my money
believe it or not.
I chased off
anyone who has ever loved me.
And lately,
I can’t even stand the face I see in the mirror.

You know when you get old in life
things get taken from you.
That’s, that’s part of life.
you only learn that when you start losing stuff.
You find out that life is just a game of inches.
So is football.
Because in either game
life or football
the margin for error is so small.
I mean
one half step too late or to early
you don’t quite make it.
One half second too slow or too fast
and you don’t quite catch it.
The inches we need are everywhere around us.
They are in ever break of the game
every minute, every second.

On this team, we fight for that inch
On this team, we tear ourselves, and everyone around us
to pieces for that inch.
We CLAW with our finger nails for that inch.
Cause we know
when we add up all those inches
that’s going to make the fucking difference
between WINNING and LOSING
between LIVING and DYING.

I’ll tell you this
in any fight
it is the guy who is willing to die
who is going to win that inch.
And I know
if I am going to have any life anymore
it is because, I am still willing to fight, and die for that inch
because that is what LIVING is.
The six inches in front of your face.

Now I can’t make you do it.
You gotta look at the guy next to you.
Look into his eyes.
Now I think you are going to see a guy who will go that inch with you.
You are going to see a guy
who will sacrifice himself for this team
because he knows when it comes down to it,
you are gonna do the same thing for him.

That’s a team, gentlemen
and either we heal now, as a team,
or we will die as individuals.
That’s football guys.
That’s all it is.
Now, whattaya gonna do?

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Homer Simpson Ads

Just couldn't stop laughing at these two ads that I've randomly found off YouTube. Really hilarious. Don't believe? Take a look...

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Malaysian Election Parody

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Happy Big Two-One

The Birthday Girl aka Amy Kor

This post is hereby dedicated to this very young, single and available energatic girl named Amy Kor Shin Yin on her most important birthday of all, her Big Two-One birthday! Beware though, only worthy and sincere guys are to pursue dating this Pieces girl...

p/s: Did I tell you that she can sing Mandarin songs quite well?

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Valentine's Day + Tzon Cher's birthday

14th of February, Valentine's Day. The time of the year where love probably strikes couples even more than it is when its on other days of the year. For a lucky chap in the Business Administration (hereby referred to as BAs) student (a.k.a. Liaw Tzon Cher), his birthday falls exactly on the 14th of February. How lucky right?

The venue of the dinner is at Mayflower Restaurant, a Chinese restaurant located at a secluded location, nonetheless their food was better than most of the Chinese restaurants located around Bristol City Center. Dinner was great (drool at the pictures below!) and the customary birthday cake was baked by Jomay (John's other half), and clearly you could see that the birthday boy appreciates the cake that was baked with a mix of cake mixtures, blood and sweat.

No birthday is complete with the customary "Aluba" for the birthday boy, but somehow everyone really got happy and I got aluba-ed too (hmm. seems like I'm the main victim here!). Tuck in to the pics below (if you do feel hungry that is...)

p/s: Look out for J&J Confectionery Cake House Sdn Bhd the next time you hop around in Penang...only sumptuous confectionery and cakes available there.

Tzon Cher and Jomay (the smiling girl. =P)

Derek Soh. The most sought after guy by some girls

Some of the participants of Table No.2

Full list photos of participants of Table No.2

Hey! Jomay's cake was so delicious until we had to eat the candles as well...

On to some of the dishes pictures...

Braised Peking duck (at least I think it is)

Yam Cakes & Stewed Pork

Obviously, prawns.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Owner of Slaves in Friends for Sale, Facebook

Since Mango has taken upon liberty in posting in my tagboard that he does indeed owns me in Friends for Sale application in Facebook, here's a post dedicated to the new "owner" of me in Facebook.

16 Feb 08, 04:48mango: I own topher now on friends for sale.. muahaha!!

Note: Viewer's discretion advised. Image below may not be suitable for those who are faint hearted, minors and those who do not advocate same sex marriage.

Anthony Lee Ming Kho a.k.a. Mango

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Feminine Men

Just as I had an Accounting in Context (AIC) lecture not too long ago when the lecturer mentioned about feminine men and masculine women, we were all laughing and thought it would not be possible and that "lucky" to bump into one in real life. Well just to clear the air around here, feminine men here DOES NOT refer to gay (homosexual) men. Feminine men simply refers to men's softer side when it comes to approaching something in particular, and there is absolutely nothing WRONG with being a feminine man.

Funny how life gets back at you, yesterday I just caught a glimpse of Edward Saw aka PaPa BeaR aka Penang taiko's feminie side. It all started with Eeyore, the donkey who's Winnie the Pooh's friend in Niki Poon's room that belongs to Misha Poon (Note: Change of ownership, she lost 51% of the majority shareholding of Eeyore) that got into Ed's possession. And the situation after that? Let the pictures do the talking.

Eeyore. Conquered the nether region that no one else could.

Eeyore: Aiyak. Kemek jor...=='''

Eeyore: Can someone help me here? Gettting a tad bit too tight with the BeaR HuG...

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Happy Chinese New Year!

Well, Chinese New Year fell on the 7th of February 2008 (this year!) and being stuck here in UK and with friends, there was a mini-reunion dinner gathering amongst the Business Administration (BAs) and the Accounting & Finance (AFs) students at Dynasty Restaurant in Bristol City Centre. Total guests participation stood at 44 people, with some of the attendees bringing their friends along. i.e. Jomay brought her friend Jasmine Note: Corrected below by Jomay.

jomay....happy chinese new year to all my frens.... says:
u know....jasmine
is actually fun fu and john's high sch mate
jomay....happy chinese new year
to all my frens.... says:
she is john's primary schoolmate

Formality was brought to a whole new level with the four of us, i.e. Jon, Edward, Niki and I, not forgetting Fer Lynn who went in a smart-casual-like attire, went to the dinner wearing suits, matched with Topshop/Ted Baker shirts (and ties as well) and together with trench coats. Nonetheless everyone was dressed at their best effort for the dinner, and yeah, there was no vote for the "Best Dressed" for that night.

Opening ceremony was done by Tory, the Year Two AF by playing some classical Chinese New Year (CNY) song on the keyboard (well done!). Some of the more "fortunate" (or unfortunate) people were picked based on the discovery of a bell in the red packets (aka angpows) on their plates, little did they know about the requirement of being put on the stage for a karaoke session after the dinner was served. George as usual, was trigger happy with his new Canon Powershot A570IS (which he terms it as FTW [short abbrevation of "For The Win"]) and took about 272 pictures all together of the short, 3 1/2 hours dinner.

Edward, Jon and I got happy and ordered Pinot red wines for ourselves, with Jon sponsoring 1 bottle and Leonard another one. Total consumption was around 4 to 5 bottles of the Pinot red wine whilst Niki being the beer man, ordered for-god-sake-how-many-pints for himself, Fei Kiat and William (Sindy's other half) of Sun Lik Beer.

To cut the crap short, hats off to Derek as the organising chairman for the nice and Chinese-like atmosphere dinner and let the pictures do the rest of the talking. Last but not least, would like to wish everyone a Happy Chinese New Year and may all have a prosperous year ahead in the Year of the Rat.

Group picture outside the Dynasty Restaurant

Men in White? o.O'''

Similar to Red vs Blue, we have Black vs White...

Monday, February 4, 2008

Natwest Online Banking Card Reader

Been a long time since I've updated this blog, so this post is dedicated to the Natwest Card Reader. LoL. Retrieved this small gadget from the Mendip Reception (they're the ones that receives parcels on behalf of students living here) after noticing that I have a parcel awaiting for me.

Apparently this dinky calculator-sized gadget is supposed to verify the authenticity of the user of the Online Banking services provided by Natwest, by using the unique code which the Card Reader generates everytime when it's used.

Looks complex? Nah, it's actually really simple. There's only 2 steps to it:

1) Verifying your identity
- Insert selected card
- Press the "Respond" button
- Enter the PIN
- Correct PIN will result in the message "PIN CORRECT"

2) Authorization
- Check last 4 digits of the authorzation number and ensure its the same as the last four digits of
the account number that you wish to pay
- Enter authorization number as provided into the Card Reader
- Press the "OK" key
- Enter number generated by the Card Reader

The Natwest Online Banking Card Reader