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weekend report

Guess what I’ve been doing while MIA for the past 48 hours? Sleep! Heh! Seriously, my plan this weekend is to have no plans. I’ve been sleeping more than 12 hours per day and I just woke up from abovementioned slumber with a migraine. Hmph…that’ll teach me to hibernate like that. ;)

I kinda like it though, I feel like I’ve paid back ALL my sleep debt incurred up to now. I can’t wait to get back to work (bit of a heresy here) but hey, if you’ve been doing your best impersonation of Sleeping Beauty for the entire weekend, you’ll be feeling the same way.

Anyway, I haven’t eaten anything since dinner last night so if you’ll excuse me, I’ll go grab something to eat…and then sleep. :)

13.8% alcohol beer

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13.8% alcohol. I stared at it in the 24 hour convenience store. I was getting some detergent after a late night at work and thought to myself: “Hmm…I don’t mind getting shitfaced tonight, since it’s a Friday and it’ll be a reward for the long hours I pulled the past two days”. It is the highest proof alcohol I’ve ever seen in a readily available beer – it’s actually “more than 13.8%”.

I opened the can, gulped down a few mouthfuls, grimaced and looked at the label. Made in GuangZhou, China. It tastes like rice wine mixed with beer. It doesn’t even have carbonation! Rice wine in China can be in excess of 40% alcohol with a few renowned brands weighing in at an impressive 70-80%. 95% alcohol is the highest proof alcohol possible in non-laboratory conditions before the ethanol starts to re-dilute itself from the moisture in the atmosphere back to 95%.

I’m talking crap. I drank without eating dinner. Supper beckons.

Bak Chang

bak chang

It was the Dragon Boat Festival last night…a Chinese celebration of medium-high significance. I just pulled the importance rating straight out of my ass. I honestly don’t know much about Chinese festivals. :p

It’s not as big as Mid Autumn Festival but it’s bigger than the round glutinous rice balls festival. I love it coz I like eating bak chang.

bak zhang

Bak chang is actually a Hokkien term for zhongzi (the proper Mandarin Romanization) and it refers to a very specific type of zhongzi – meat dumplings. It’s usually stuffed with pork, mushrooms and salted egg yolk.

This cache comes from @shshshhmoking (yes, I’m a little obsessed with Twitter right now) who told me it’ll give Sibu’s finest a run for its money. It’s delicious! Thanks! :)

Little known fact: I didn’t like eating bak chang when I was a kid. I only started craving for it recently coz I met this girl last year who’s a bit of a traditionalist. She’s the one who got me started on eating rice in the afternoon (as in dai chow, k?) during my lunch break. Mornings too. LOL!

Victim, eh?

victim-konon

Okay, I should probably address this coz I’ve been getting a lot of questions about it. I have no idea who this “Victim” is. Interesting, huh? It’s a regular fucking mystery. LOL!

Nevertheless, I am sorry that a lot of you out there got spammed by this idiot. Thanks for calling/texting me about it and/or deleting his comments. I appreciate that! He has been posting stuff about me for months…and to add insult to injury, it’s always the same copy! I can’t have that, the copywriter in me balks at such sloth and ineptitude. :p

The dude probably has a text document on his Desktop which he clicks on every now and then to initiate the grand tradition of copy and paste in other blogs comments. That’s really immature; if you’ve got a problem with me, take it up with me. I used to be irked by this Anonymous Coward doing his rounds and going on a smear campaign, but now I just find it funny. I’m so detached that I shall address him here:

Hello, I would like to warn as many girls as i can, please beware of Poh Huai Bin, keep yourself (or keep your girlfriend,wife-to-be or wife) away from him as far as you can. This fellow treats girls as his toys, he thought himself is a playboy and like to play fool on girls.

I’ll let my ex-girlfriend reply this one.
Fly_away says (10:22 AM):
no worries..i’m alright.. i know you’re not that bad…and i always remind you.. someone up there loves you..

One of his hobbies is to grab other guys’ girlfriend, wife-to-be or wife.

Yes, the person I loved the most (the pharmacist) was attached when I got to know her…but she was also going to break it off with her boyfriend. It’s just one of the things that happen – I didn’t even know she had one until we both fell head-over-heels. She dumped me for work-related reasons, but I harbor no ill-feelings or regrets. Don’t tell me you haven’t encountered situations like this in the past…and if you haven’t, I pity you. However, it’s not my “hobby”, that was just an unfortunate twist of events. Case closed.

Once you fall into his love trap, at the beginning he will treat you very nice, of course, doing many romantic things make you happy. But, this won’t be long, once he gets bored on you, he will show his true colors, treat you as cold as ice, woo other girls, dump you at home everyday and he goes out looking for happiness himself. If you quarrel with him, he will just say :” that’s me, i can’t change, if you are unhappy, just break up.”

LOL! I have never ever done that to any of my ex-girlfriends. I treat people the way I want to be treated.

I really never mean to spoil his name, I’m here just to tell the truth, i really don’t hope other girls will fall into his trap and become his victim again.

O rly? You “really never mean to spoil my name”? Isn’t that exactly what you’re doing by doing this? Are you really that deluded to think that you’re on some noble mission? LOL!

I have posted on his blog to remind other girls but he deleted it, so i choose to post this to your blogs, just wish you all beware of Poh Huai Bin.

Yes, coz you’re damn annoying and your comments have no relevance whatever to the post. You can comment on this one though – this is all about you. :)

One more secret thing i wish to share with you all is that this bastard’s “little brother” is really small.. i really got no feel making love with him, he is such a poor thing in that way.

Equivalent exchange. With one hand God giveth, and with the other taketh away. I’ve always been honest about my size. It’s small, but everyone knows that coz I’ve always maintained that it is! No feel eh? Well, of course, I don’t even know you! :)

Okay, open and shut. My apologies to everyone who got spammed by this idiot. I honestly don’t know who it is, and while my policy has always been “Do not feed the trolls” I feel that I owe a lot of you a proper explanation, especially the ones who took the trouble to get in touch with me about the issue. Cheers for that! :)

On a lighter note, lemme share this hilarious comment by Jhnhth:

Hello, I would like to warn as many readers as i can, please beware that Sixth Seal(TM) is incredibly habit-forming and may cause laughter, shock, envy, sympathy, warm feelings, and occasional tears. If you blog and jealously covet monogamous, one-blog-only readers, keep them away from Sixth Seal if you can. This fellow treats readers to incredibly entertaining stories, great photos of the aforementioned HB hanging out and having fun, (usually in the company of pretty girls), and a real and (generally) unvarnished look at a fellow human being’s life. One of his hobbies is to write an interesting blog that quickly becomes an essential part of your daily routine. I don’t mean to spoil his name, I am just here to tell the truth. One more secret thing i wish to share with you all is that this dude often wears red underpants.

Love is ephemeral

ephemeral

I found this card haphazardly chucked in one of the boxes while unpacking last night. This was written last year when I came over to KL to do some groundwork before moving here for good. I put 7 gifts for her for the week that I was away for her to find, this is the first and only card I have left.

It struck me, how ephemeral love is. Fleeting, like the whisper of freshly cut grass in the cool wind…

Lest sixthseal.com becomes too grave, let’s segue to Eminem’s latest. ;)

When you walk through the door it was clear to me. You’re the one they adore, who they came to see. You’re a rock star, everybody wants you. Player, who can really blame you?

*clears throat*

Yes, that is my famous cakar ayam! It’s also why I prefer to type than write – banks have been known to reject my signature coz I can’t even replicate my own signature twice. I remember an exasperated clerk showing my signature to me under a UV light and telling me to sign it exactly like I did. I still couldn’t do it. LOL!

Terminator Salvation screening

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I caught Terminator Salvation screening at Cineleisure just now courtesy of Nuffnang. I’m a big fan of the franchise and I was expecting A LOT from this latest addition to the series. I watch Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles too and was hoping that it’ll have some references to it…and it did!

ts sixthseal guests

I think everyone on the Terminator Salvation giveaway list came – it was good to meet up with you all! Props to Nuffnang for the 15 pair of tickets. :)

ts jess

Anyway, I was there with Jess and managed to get good seats – twin seaters smack dab in the middle of the screen. Awesome! I was a little surprised that there isn’t the usual digicam/cell phone check in counter considering this is a still unreleased movie. It’s a good thing though – the movie premier electronics check in and reclamation takes up a lot of time when exiting the theatre.

ts tickets

However, there was a very strongly worded announcement about no cell phone usage before the show started, which I dutifully heeded since I’m a big fan of the franchise and the last thing I want is to be “escorted out of the theatre” when I’m engrossed with the movie. ;)

ts montage

Back to Terminator Salvation, you’ll enjoy it heaps if you’re a fan of the franchise. The movie started with pyrotechnics and ended with a scene which would probably make you say something along the lines of “I’ve got sand in my eyes” despite being in a sterile theatre. :p I won’t spoil it for you all but watch out for Sam Worthington’s performance as Marcus Wright. He definitely pulled his weight in this production. Arnold was in the movie too, as a cameo, and as nude as the day he was born ala T2, but the creative use of fog hid his appendage. ;)

ts group

However, I think the real star of the movie is Marcus Wright instead of John Conner, and rightly so.

Pun intended.

Oh babe, I hate to go

leaving

I just spent the past 3 hours packing up all my shit. I can’t believe the crap I’ve accumulated over such a short period of time. I can’t imagine how I’m going to fit everything into the car tomorrow. I’m thinking it’ll take at least 3-4 trips (and a lorry) to transport all my stuff to the new place. I managed to get a place for RM 1,100 per month – it’s not as good as the current condominium I’m staying at but I guess it’s alright since I will save on parking and gas (it’s very close to where I work).

I wanted to get a place at Sterling, and got an offer for RM 1,300 (just RM 200 more) which is a GREAT deal since Sterling is…well, I guess you can call it a high end condo. Unfortunately, the unit would not be vacant until 1st June and I have to move tomorrow since my lease expired. There is a cursed clause which states that the landlord can give 1 ½ months notice if he returns from Perlis and wants the unit back. I stupidly signed it coz I really needed a place to stay last year.

Thus, I am now in a state of limbo – I’m not sure if I want to stay at the new place for keeps since the rent is a bit steep for what I’ll call an apartment (instead of a condo, though it does have a swimming pool). I’ll need to sort out my Streamyx tomorrow too – transfer the line to the new place. I was rather tempted by Shang Villa (got an offer for RM 1,000) but after consulting Google Maps, it seems that the route to work would be a KILLER (massive jams on a notorious stretch of the LDP) so I passed.

To be honest, I’ve grown rather fond of my current abode and moving to the new place (you know I don’t reveal where I live) would be a bit of a pain, since the KL weather is so fucked up right now. The heat wave is likely to continue for a while and my air conditioning would not be ready until this Saturday. I guess I’ll just have to grin and bear it for the time being. It’s not that I’m fucking spoiled; I just cannot sleep without air conditioning since I’ve been sleeping at 16 degrees ever since I was a kid. It’s hard to adapt when you grew up with creature comforts like that.

I don’t mind the cold, but I hate the heat. People who know me can attest to the fact that I turn as red as a lobster at the slightest temperature provocation. A coworker even commented on the fact that I got sun burnt from walking 100 meters in the afternoon sun to a meeting. Yes, yes, I get heatstroke really easily, don’t bag me about it. Different strokes for different folks (pun intended). I can stand a lot of shit, but heat is not one of them.

Anyways, I gotta get back to packing. I am seriously puzzled, nay, flummoxed by the amount of shit I have lying around the place. Honestly, it’s like Jesus turning water into wine, albeit this is converting empty space into material possessions. Fuck me.

Well, since we’re on the topic of the Messiah, lemme just share with you a quote from SK’s Blaze:

Ain’t none of you ever been stuck in the mud and needed a push? I won’t ask you how you can be for this and still call yourself Christians, because one of you would have some kind of answer out of what I call the Holy-Joe-Do-It-My-Way Bible. But Jeezly-Crow! How can you read the parable of the Good Samaritan on Sunday and then say you’re for a thing like this on Monday night?

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co

bubba gump

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co is an eating establishment based on the Forrest Gump movie. I went there with PinkPorkChop for a late lunch just now.

bubba gump interior

I love the décor inside Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. The ambience is great and I prefer the friendly service over TGIF. The outlet at The Curve has really friendly staff which beats TGIF any day.

bubba game

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co is a renowned for their mind boggling games. The staff comes to your table with toothpicks and you answer the questions to the best of your capacity.

bubba answer

It should be noted that ALL of the questions are not straightforward. I shall share with you the answer to one – this requires moving two toothpicks to make up 100. The trick is to move 1+1+1+1 to 141 – 41 (just shift two toothpicks) so it comes up to 100. PPC and I cracked our brains to figure that out.

bubba tag

Camera tag! :)

bubba stuffed

PPC wasn’t really hungry so we shared a plate of “I’M STUFFED!” Shrimp (RM 39.90). This is one of my favorite dishes in Bubba Gump – it’s large shrimp with crab, baked in garlic butter and topped with Monterey Jack cheese. It comes with a serving of Jasmine rice.

bubba chocolate

I also ordered “That Chocolate Thing” (RM 16.90) for us to share. I love the description – it goes “We’re not sure what to call it, but we know you’ll love it! A special jar of warm chocolate cake topped with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream, and drizzled with raspberry sauce. You’ll say I HAVE TO HAVE THAT CHOCOLATE THING!”.

bubba us

The bill came up to RM 92.70, inclusive of our drinks – Run Forrest Run (RM 11.90) and Mango Sparkler (RM 11.90). It’s pretty reasonable considering the quality of the food and the great service.

bubba ooze

Anyway, after the late brunch, we headed to Cineleisure to catch a movie. I felt really bad coz I overslept and PPC was waiting for me at the Curve – sorry! Unfortunately, there wasn’t any shows until late so we just took a photo with B.O.B. and headed back home.

bubba end

I also bumped into PS (fixed! :)) while I was on my way back to the car. It’s always good to meet readers, thanks for saying hello. Cheers for reading! :)

Pharmacy

cynthia foo pj

I met up with Cynthia at The Curve earlier today. It’s her last day in Malaysia – I hooked up with her and Kian in Penang, but I had to rush to the airport so I didn’t get to talk to her much. She’s slated to fly back to Perth (I think she’s on the plane now) so it’s the last chance I get to meet her until her next trip back to KL.

cynthia food montage

I got a Pharmy Army t-shirt from her and a nifty Perth NAPSA bottle opener – very useful for adding to my pharmaceutical collectibles. Thanks Cynthia! It was awesome meeting up with you, Kian and Elin. :)

Big Bad Wolf Book Sale

big bad wolf books

I went to the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale earlier this week and came home with a cache of books that I’ve been intending to get – Neal Stephenson’s Baroque cycle, some Stephen King, Anne Rice’s Christ trilogy and Dune novels. It’s really cheap – going from RM 8 – RM 10 (and some of them are hardcovers, mind). Racking up a RM 122 bill is a bargain, since I got 14 books for the price of 4. :)

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