Why the hell did I sleep with you?

I was sharing the Rule of Three during a post-coital conversation with my partner. The Rule of Three, for the uninitiated, is the formula which aims to nullify male bravado and female diffidence with regards to the number of sexual partners.

The formula goes:
Male:
Take number of sexual partners and divide by 3
Female: Take number of sexual partners and multiply by 3

My partner told me she only had one prior sexual partner – her ex-boyfriend. I told her that according to The Rule of Three – that means she actually slept with 3 guys (multiply by three for females). I’ve told her previously that I’ve had 3 sexual partners in the past so she’s the forth.

HB: Thus, according to The Rule of Three, I’ve only had one – 4 divided by 3 leaves one, so you’re the first. :)
XX: I don’t believe that.
HB: Yeah, I told you the truth the first time, I’ve only slept with three of my ex-girlfriends before.
XX: Why the hell did I sleep with you?

………….

XX: Coz I really do like you.
(This was said after 3 minutes as she took off her clothes to take a shower. The 3 minutes was spent diligently typing the entire conversation on my cell phone with one hand. One thumb rather. With her watching over my shoulder. I was LMAO the entire time.)

………….

(after the shower)
XX: You’re the only guy I spontaneously slept with. I’ve only known you for two days. I still don’t know why I slept with you.
(after a minute of pondering)
XX: Okay, I do know. I like you. You’re only the second guy I slept with.
(after looking at me for my reaction)
XX: Damn, I should not have fallen for that smile of yours in the first place.
(after a pause while smiling at me)
XX: Hey, if I said I actually did fall in love with you in the past few days, would you believe me?
HB: Yes, I would. :)

…now go to sleep, we’ve got work tomorrow.

Sheeple

Sheeple is a concatenation of the words “sheep” and “people”. It’s used derogatorily to describe people who follow without questioning. Are you a person or are you sheeple? Do you lead, or do you follow? Are you a trendsetter or a trend follower?

I always do my own thing coz I don’t like following. I would rather get lost leading than follow blindly. Lao-tzu once said “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step“. I am no guru (Pitka), but I am here to help you take that first step to reclaim your identity and find your true self…

…by showing you how I snack on Corntoz. ;)

It requires one (1) Ramly burger, one (1) 60g pack of Corntoz and a lot of tissues (coz eating Ramly burgers is messy business). This heretical act to the great Malaysian institution of Ramly burger might be frowned upon by the orthodox community, but hey, who cares? ;)

The Corntoz Express Yourself campaign is giving you the opportunity to share with the world how you snack on Corntoz in your own unique way. It may be ugly, but hey, it’s who you are!

Joining the contest is fun and easy. It’s also your ticket to the two tempting T’s – Fame and Fortune! Got your attention? Good. I shall break it down to two simple steps:

1. Get a pack of Corntoz 60g from any hypermarket or convenience store.
2. Go to www.corntoz.com.my and record/upload your own video of how you snack on Corntoz.

You can record your own video right on the website if you have a webcam – it auto detects your gear and you can even add layers and other fun stuff to your video to pimp it up. You can also opt to upload it to YouTube and submit it on the Corntoz website.

The top video will snag the grand prize of RM 8,000 and your homemade video will also be aired on nationwide television (!). The second prize will bag RM 5,000 and the third prize walks away with a cool RM 2,000. Not too shabby eh?

Also, check out the celebrity videos on the Corntoz site:

Jaclyn Victor – Malaysian Idol winner (First Season)
Faizal Tahir – Runner up of One in a Million and a famous singer in his own right
Stacy – Akademi Fantasia Season 6 winner
Nabil – Raja Lawak Astro Season 2
Ajieb – Host on Murai, Editor of Murai
Huai Bin – Blogger on sixthseal.com
(I’m kidding about the last one, but my video is inside :p)

You like snacking on Corntoz while reading a good book in the toilet? Hey, no problem. I’ve got nothing against enhancing the flavor of Corntoz with some olfactory stimulation. Just remember to flush after you’re done.

There’s a plethora of snacks on the supermarket shelves vying for your attention, but only one gives you the Golden Ticket to fame and fortune!

The Corntoz Express Yourself campaign gives you artistic liberty – just be yourself and eat Corntoz the way you enjoy it. Be you and nothing else. Express yourself in the way that only you can. I’m particularly interested in getting my video aired on national TV so I made several videos. Check out the Corntoz website to participate.

Just get your entries in before 30th June 2009.

You are a unique and beautiful snowflake. Don’t follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you! :)

Cow Car Water

I met up with Wai Ching at Niu Che Shui for a couple of beers and some food. I haven’t been to Niu Che Shui before – we hung out at Full House Cafe until it closed and then adjourned back.

K, you’re gonna be so fucking surprised. Small world eh?

Okay, scheduled posts resuming tomorrow. I’ve gotta hit the sack. *cough*

A shop which full of culture should be visited by the high class people

I headed to Jogoya (which translates to the title of this post – I kid you not) at Starhill for a buffet lunch just now. We had this 50% off coupon which allows us to eat at half price, not too bad considering Jogoya charges RM 78++ for their buffet lunch.

I ate a lot of sashimi – I’m a big fan of anything raw, and Jogoya does not disappoint in their offerings. Other noteworthy dishes are the century egg with salted egg and their “sauna egg” which is a bit of a contradiction to the naming – it’s a cold poached egg.

Jogoya also has a decent portfolio of alcoholic beverages – there’s white/red wine, gimlet, “AK-47” (no relation to the shooter), and other cocktails of their own device, some of which were quite tragic and some rather good. Don’t expect vintage years though, it’s a buffet, be happy with the table wine. ;)

I was there primarily to eat as much raw oysters as I could. The oysters disappeared from the bed of shaved ice as soon as it was arranged there so the person preparing the oysters decided to serve it on a person-to-person basis, thus the long queue for the oysters.

I think I ate about 8 or so oysters. They weren’t as huge as I’ll expect (definitely no palm-sized oysters to be found) but it was surprisingly fresh and I slurped the poor mollusc straight of the shell without any Tabasco sauce or lime.

Mmm…

Other things you shouldn’t miss are the Haagen-Dazs ice cream, desserts, and mini sweet fragrant Thai coconut.

We had the most unfortunate experience of encountering a nymph of the Blattaria order of insects while eating. It must have been attracted by the vanilla scented Haagen-Dazs ice cream on the spoon.

Well, like I said earlier, Jogoya means “A shop which full of culture should be visited by the high class people“. ;) I don’t consider myself “high class people” but it sure expanded by waistline by approximately 5 inches during the 2 hours we were there. Thus, if having a potbelly is a sign of prosperity…well, I guess…

Another interesting (but unverified) anecdote, there was a sign by the oysters which states that consuming milk (and dairy products) with raw oysters may cause food poisoning. I have yet to Google this, can anyone corroborate this statement?

Hoegaarden 5 liter beer glass

This is the (in)famous Hoegaarden 5 liter glass of beer available at Brussels Beer Café. It’s so huge, it takes no small amount of effort to even lift it. The size and girth of this “glass” is staggering! It holds 5 liters of the good stuff and it made me wonder…

…can a person drink (scull) 5 liters of beer?

I’ll just preempt you by saying it’s possible, but not recommended. You’ll live to regret it. :p

TGIF people! w00t! It’s been a super long week for me since I’ve been working my ass off. I’m thinking about paying homage to the 5 liters of goodness after work. ;)

To err is human, to forgive divine

I have a tendency to forgive easily and I don’t hold grudges. I’ve been reconsidering my stance since this character defect (?) allows people I care about to hurt me again and again (and again, for good measure).

I always maintain that I won’t ever forgive anyone if a transgression is deemed to be serious enough to justify it. I can be nice to you, I can work in a professional capacity with you, but no, we won’t be “friends” ever again. I’ve only been able to do that coz I approach it like my relationships – I distance myself.

It can be hard to distance oneself when the other party goes out of the way to patch things up. This is a bad thing coz at the slightest enticement; I’ll just fall back and go back to trusting that person again…just like nothing ever happened.

That’s my Achilles’ heel and over the years I’ve learnt that in order to learn from mistakes, I should never let someone who’s embezzled my trust to ever get close again.

It might sound harsh, but it’s just self-preservation. I know myself. I’m the type of person to just brush off apologies and easily slip back to being friends again, and a lot of people have abused this personality flaw that I have.

This is a reminder to myself – never get close. Trust no one.

Okay, to counter that short and concise overshare, here’s something I found funny today.

Link of the day: 20 funny job related charts and graphs

Stranger in a strange land

I’m going to have to evac my current premises by 27th of May. It’s rather unfortunate that I signed a tenancy agreement that allows for a 1 ½ month termination notice by either party. I didn’t think much of it when I put my John Hancock on the dotted line since I needed a place to stay. This condominium has great security, plus it’s spacious and quiet. I’ve grown to love it in the six months that I’ve lived here.

Anyway, I’m quite adaptable so I don’t mind moving. It’s just the hassle of finding a place that’s close to the office AND affordable that’s the problem. I’ve been looking into Kelana Sentral Apartment but the place is a bit too small for my liking. The rent is RM 1,100 (which is essentially the same amount I’m forking out right now) and it doesn’t even have air conditioning to boot.

I guess it’s time to hit The Star and look for places to rent…which brings me to another dilemma – should I be purchasing instead? Paying 1.1k for rent every month for a place you won’t ultimately own is a financially ludicrous arrangement. I hear Casa Suites is going for RM 1,100 per month after the initial down payment, but it’s a bit far from my workplace.

Does anyone have any idea where I can establish the sixthseal.com pad in Petaling Jaya? I work in Kelana Jaya so I need to be reasonably close. Cheers!

Teow Chew Meng @ Sunway Mas

Teow Chew Meng is a Teo Chew eating establishment located at Sunway Mas. I would not be surprised if the proprietor’s name is Meng and people call him Teow Chew Meng, but that’s not the case. The owner goes by the name Steven and there are photos of him adorning the entrance of the place with various local and regional celebrities like Jack Neo (the Singapore director).

The boiled octopus (RM 12) came highly recommended so we ordered that for the appetizer. It’s just boiled baby octopus but involves no small amount of effort and skills to make it come out slightly crunchy (!). It pairs well with the spicy peanut sauce served alongside it. It’s nothing to write home about though – perhaps a lot of that has to do with being overshadowed by the superb Shark’s Fin Mee Sua Tow.

We also ordered the Apple Beancurd (RM 10) which is an unusual combination of deep fried tofu with sauce and prawns. There are finely shredded green apples topping this dish and the texture and taste contrast between the tofu, chilli sauce, green apples and prawns gives a tantalizingly palate-confusing yet delicious experience.

The other side dish we ordered is the Seafood Roll (RM 10) which is stuffed with prawns, fish, vegetables and salted egg. It’s another one of the house specialties, the salted egg yolk is supposed to add another dimension to this classic (and usually meat stuffed) dish. Teow Chew Meng is a big fan of substituting meat with seafood. The salted egg is like a surprise in the seafood roll – there’s a burst of flavor on your palate when you bite into it, which increases your appetite exponentially. :)

The flagship dish of Teow Chew Meng is their excellent Shark Fin’s Mee Sua Tow. It’s similar to their popular Mee Sua Tow (all aquatic creatures are intact) except this version includes an added premium ingredient – Shark’s Fin. The strands of shark’s fin are sprinkled liberally on top of the dish. It costs about RM 11 per person, which is actually quite cheap considering a bowl for four (4) allows everyone second helpings with leftovers to boot.

Teow Chew Meng does not skimp on the seafood either – marine biologists would have a field day identifying the large chunks of fish, clams, squid, prawns, oysters, crab sticks, fish maw, and cuttlefish inside. I love the mee sua over here. It has the consistency of porridge (not congee, porridge) but the starch and abundance of seafood and gravy makes it go down really well. It’s slippery in a good way.

The Shark’s Fin Mee Sua Tow tastes great with seafood. This is the distinguishing feature of Teow Chew Meng – they use various creatures of the deep which unleashes (not infuse, it literally lets loose) a plethora of delicious seafood flavors into the mee sua. Nom nom nom. I ate three helpings.

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Teow Chew Meng is located at Aman Suria and it’s surprisingly free from the usual office lunch crowd. I think we were the only ones there. Parking can be a problem during lunch, so car pool if you plan to go. The bill came up to about RM 160 for 9 people. I highly recommend going in a group and getting the Shark’s Fin Mee Sua Tow.

You’ll thank me for it, it’s awesome! Just thinking back makes me drool…

Seven years of sixthseal.com

sixthseal.com celebrates its 7th blogniversary today and in remembrance of that, I have made a 10-minute video documenting the progress from Melbourne to KL to Kuching to Sibu and back to KL.

It’s been a long journey and I’ll like to thank everyone for reading the chronicles of my life…

…and to show my appreciation, I’m going to buy the first 50 people who comments on this post lunch.

RM 10 each x 50, straight into your bank account via TT. Please ensure that a valid email is provided so I can email you for your account details.

As a bonus (and also to round up the figure to RM 600) I’m going to give the best comment RM 100.

Yes, I’m broke but I’m also feeling generous. :p

Thanks for all your support; I couldn’t have done it without you.

Long live sixthseal.com! =D

A series of unfortunate events

This weekend has seen a series of unfortunate events of such magnitude that I can’t even begin to describe it.

…and you know what the worst thing is? The weekend just started! It’s only Saturday night. :p

I shall go to sleep now.