A Day of Irony

Call me crazy. Ever thought you were either psychic or for some odd reason able to foresee what’s about to happen? It’s like your train of thought somehow connects with the wavelength of the universe, and what you were thinking is brought up by someone else.

This was my day today. It was the day irony hit me. Twice!

Coincidence #1: Will hardcore online gaming substitute sex?

cad comic
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Comic credits: Ctrl-Alt-Del

In my own spaced out world, I think about stuff like, do Malaysian women outnumber Malaysian men? And today, this random thought of gaming junkies substituting their passion of World of Warcraft for sex came to me.

This was ironic because while I was speaking to my business partner, he passed me the link to read that comic. *psycho music plays*

Coincidence #2: New client who just paid Simpleet

I went to a client’s office today to collect a cheque. It’s an office which I’ve not been before and it was the first time for me to hear it’s name. Unknowingly enough, an agency contacts us and requests for a proposal to help their client build a website. And guess who the client was?

Exactly! It was the same one which I just visited to collect a cheque. The payment collected was for a smaller job and not their website. But seriously, what are the odds!

Thank goodness the day of irony ended there. If it finished somehow with deja vu, I’d be probably in my own universe by now.

Have you read this baloney?

I saw the New Straits Times (NST) on the dining table this morning and saw the headline of Malaysians missing. Like any concerned and loving Malaysian, I was wondering if they referred to the Haiti situation.

But then, some other article caught my attention on page 2 – though small. Heading reads “Beware Internet use”. OMGWTF!

Lots of Laughter with P1 Buddies at LOL Cafe, SS19 Subang Jaya

Met up with some P1 buddies (Veron, Kenny, Lawrence, Cynthia x2, Jason x2, Elroy and Trevor) last night for dinner together with Ariel. We ate at a new place to me called; LOL Cafe, located in SS19 Subang Jaya.

Being an Internetizen, LOL would’ve stand for Laugh Out Loud. But nope, it’s called Lots of Laughter or one of our friends said; Lots of Love. For good food.

Cynthia and her pinchers
Kenny sucking in
Veron talking to the crab
Jason digging in

The highlight of the dinner was indeed the grilled crab. Its meat was so fresh and sweet you could just eat and eat. Other than the crab, we also had:

  • Pork satay (yes, pork!)
  • Deep fried shrimp (Kenny and Veron agreed it had to have beer)
  • Chili lala (spicyness!)
  • Grilled cockles (me and Kenny were downing a plate)
  • BBQ lamb (a little on the salty side)
  • BBQ chicken wings (this was the bomb!)

And to accompany our food, some of us brought wine and alcohol. Seriously, it’s been a long time I had a hearty meal, good food, good wine and great company. All in one Friday night – awesomeness!

Elroy, Cynthia and Trevor
Veron and Lawrence
Veron and Me

As I said on my Facebook status…

Great food. Great friends. The only way to enjoy great company. 🙂

TGIF, yesterday.

The Ultimate Muhibbah Test

In Malaysia history books, children and students are taught the meaning of “muhibbah”. It’s about Malaysia’s multi-racial community living harmoniously with one another.

Lately, we’ve had temple destructions, cow head displays and pig head displays. Now comes another grueling test towards our beliefs in muhibbah, church burnings in Malaysia.

It isn’t bothering me religiously but mentally. I start questioning the morality of Malaysians actions towards such acts. Furthermore, how should these acts be judged later?

It’s like a frequency disturbing my wave of thoughts. Where can I find peace? What can I do to calm my thoughts and regain myself? Then I remembered, Juwita Suwito’s song performed for Visit Malaysia 2007. It was titled; One Golden Celebration.

I hope the song (and maybe video) would help you calm your nerves too. We’re Malaysian and let us continue living together in spirit of muhibbah.

Got My Invite to Astro B.yond!

Hooray! One of my 2010 resolutions is coming along well. Which is to participate more in the Malaysia blogging scene. And thanks to Nuffnang, I’m going to be doing just that at the Astro B.yond Bloggers Night. 🙂

The party’s going to be held at Modesto’s, Desa Sri Hartamas and 1 lucky blogger might walkaway with a spanking new 32” LG High Definition TV with free subscription to Astro B.yond channels! And to be even more hopeful, there’ll be 3 sets up for grabs. Awesomeness!

Will you be there too?