~Audi alteram partem~

You know your part of the story. Now hear the other side.
Cos everyone just want to be heard

Creative tents

Stumbled by a post in Stomp that talks about conventional camping tents with unusual patterns. How amazing that creativity can come from something so simple. I think I know what to get my friends for their Christmas gifts now..

The tents are available from FieldCandy.com.
Heaven butterfly
Daddy once told me that when mommy passed away, she was taken by the butterflies into Heaven. From that day forward, I swore that I would torture and kill every last one of them until they would reveal to me the location of this so called "Heaven".

- Red Butterfly description from Gaia Online

Learning to count with the Koreans

What else the South Koreans are known for beside for the girl and boyband, and kimchi?
Hint: No, not their nuclear technology.
But of course their creativity in posing for pictures! Let's learn one thing or two or three from them on how to pose for that portrait.. Cos we want to take picture of nobody, nobody but you.


Zero point Five









Eight and nine are not figured out yet. Maybe you have suggestion? ;)

Sources:  AsianPoses 


Sometimes..your knight in shining armor is a retard with a tin foil.

Cigs are like hamsters

YamiAmy said:

"Cigarettes are a lot like hamsters, perfectly harmless until you put one in your mouth and light it on fire. amirite?"

Laugh and cry with the same amount


The iCraze of iGeneration.


Did you know..
An escalator in Port Pobedy in Moscow Metro (of course they don't call it "MRT"), Russia, stretches 126.8 meters, and it took three freaking minutes from one end to the other.

So, cut it out already.

The things I learn from my hamsters

My rendezvous with these cute little rodents started in April. But they're so much more than grater machine with a cute nose. They are teachers in their own ways.

Always clean yourself.
Always clean your hands, mouth, feet, genitals whenever you can. Especially after your meal.

Exercise more.
Run and run and run. Then don't forget to clean your body after exercise and before you go to sleep.

Enough sleep is important.
Life has to be balance, you run (read: work hard) much, you rest much.

Drink enough water.
A lot of running and a lot of sleeping can be dehydrating.

Stock up (prepare for the days ahead).
Nobody knows what tomorrow might bring. Could be more food, could be no food at all. So when there is food (read: opportunities) just grab as much as you cheek can fill

Know your place.
Youngest or oldest? Novice or professional? Always watch your position. Don't try to be smart, don't be bossy towards the older ones.

Be nice to your family
You can fight whole day (maybe over the food), but always make up before you go to sleep. Especially if you're sleeping with your siblings. Your family will be the first to be there when you need them, and the first to steal -I mean, share- the food.

Who would've thought that such humble creatures can teach you so much!

And the world mourns...


Of all the mysteries in human life, death is still the most unbearable.

"Such a awful day... R.I.P Steve Job..." -Vicky Andhika. It is indeed.

I'll tell my children, in the next generation, that this is the greatest leader ever lived.. Well, after Alexander the Great, of course.

Message by Tim Cook in Apple website
People who love us are those who want us to be better than ourselves and themselves.
[That's why the love of our parents are undeniable?]

Don't worry --be happy!

"Most people would rather be certain they're miserable, 
than risk being happy."
-Robert Anthony

Checked out my Facebook today, and here's what I saw:

"i feel like crap..."
"why so difficult to smile and be happy when you're feelin stressed....?"
"menjadi pribadi yang berguna di lingkunganmu tanpa harus terlebih dulu membuat list panjang kekuranganmu. seharusnya USE jadinya USELESS!"

And the likes --so many likes. Well, seems like they haven't heard what the wise men said:

"If you want to be happy, be."
-Leo Tolstoy

"If only we'd stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time."
-Edith Wharton

"Nobody really cares if you're miserable, so you might as well be happy."
-Cynthia Nelms

When was the last time he slept with you?
When was the last time he even touched you?
That's how you judge men.

Now I know..

THIS is what I've been missing whole my life
It's a walk in the park..

With people shooting right at you and throwing hand grenades.
-Jim Eastwood of The Apprentice


The headquarter spotted in Tanjong Pagar.
And it's hot.

Do you want a code with that post?

I grew up in Batam, lived there for 20 years and counting. Been living in the same house for 13 years now (if I remember correctly, that is). I used to have pen-pals when I was younger. That's how I learnt to write addresses correctly and remember what the postcode of my area is.

So when I joined Google Adsense I confidently wrote down my postcode as 29432, cos that's what I've been using for the 2-year pen-paling era of my life. But since October last year, I haven't receive my cheque. Google said the home address that I put down does not exist. So, going to its alter ego, I searched for a list of Batam island postcodes, and guess what? My postcode does not exist. The remarkable organization of Batam government.
Can someone tell me, then, what is the postcode for Nagoya Garden? Is it under Lubuk Baja or Kampung Seraya?

And to make life easier for our fellow Batamese, here I compile all the Batam postcodes that I can find.

1. Sei Panas (Eks Bukit Jodoh) 29456
2. Belian 29464
3. Teluk Tering 29461
4. Sukajadi 29462
5. Baloi Permai 29463
6. Taman Baloi (Pec. Baloi Permai) 29463

7. Kampung Seraya 29454
8. Batu Merah 29452
9. Tg. Sengkuang (Eks Bkt Senyum) 29451
10. Sungai Jodoh 29453

11. Bukit Tempayan (Pec. Tiban Asri) 29424
12. Buliang (Pec. Tiban Asri) 29424
13. Kibing (Pec. Tiban Asri) 29424
14. Tanjung Uncang 29423

15. Sekanak Raya (Pec. Blk.Padang) 29411
16. Tg. Sari (Pec. Blk.Padang) 29411
17. Kasu 29415
18. Pecong 29414
19. Pemping 29412
20. Pulau Terong 29415

21. Bengkong LauT 29458
22. Tg. Buntung (Pec. Bengkong Laut) 29458
23. Bengkong Indah (Eks. Harapan Baru) 29455
24. Sadai (Eks. Bengkong Harapan) 29457

25. Pulau Buluh 29471
26. Batu Legong 29474
27. Bulang Lintang 29471
28. Pantai Gelam 29473
29. Temoyong 29475
30. Pulau Setokok 29476

31. Air Raja (Galang Baru) 29484
32. Subang Mas 29483
33. Sembulang 29481
34. Sijantung 29485
35. Rempang Cate 29482
36. Karas 29486
37. Galang Baru 29484
38. Pulau Abang 29487

39. Batu Selicin 29441
40. Lubuk Baja Kota 29444
41. Baloi Indah (Eks. Pangkalan Petai) 29442
42. Kampung Pelita 29443
43. Tanjung Uma 29445

44. Batu Besar 29466
45. Sambau 29466
46. Ngenang 29468
47. Kabil 29467

48. Tembesi 29434
49. Sei Lekop 29434
50. Sei Binti 29434
51. Sagulung Kota 29439
52. Sei Langkai 29434
53. Sei Pelunggut 29434

54. Tanjung Piayu 29437
55. Duriangkang 29437
56. Mangsang 29437
57. Muka Kuning 29433

58. Patam Lestari 29427
59. Sungai Harapan 29421
60. Tanjung Pinggir 29428
61. Tanjung Riau 29422
62. Tiban Indah 29426
63. Tiban Lama 29425
64. Tiban Baru 29425

"Maybe that is why as a little kid in Sunday school I learned that God didn't want false gods or idols.

I thought it was terribly selfish of God as a child but I think I get it now...

He knew we wouldn't be able to handle the pressure, the shame, the glory, or the power the spotlight brings."

A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.
I lie much better than you tell the truth.
- Derrick Webb in Gossip

Define 'large'

It's all began when my boyfriend started to picking up words used in advertisements around Singapore. Being a marketing graduate, he likes to point out what's wrong with an advertisement --and apparently he finds a lot of satisfaction in Singaporeans' advertisements.

Then he pointed out, why is it that the Fountain of Wealth in Suntec City quoted as "the World's Largest'? Heck, I've never taken into mind the little little words around Singapore's tourism campaign. He kept nagging about it, so it got into me as well. Yeah, why is it so? Let's look at the facts:

Fountain of Wealth is slightly less than 14 m high, 66 m in diameter and occupies about 1 km sq area.

The famous Bellagio Fountains in Las Vegas shoot up water up to 76 m and the 'lake' on which the fountain reside measured up to 36 km.

While the current biggest fountain in the world is the King Fahd's Fountain that is located on the red sea (300 km in width). The fountain is measured 312 m high, 32 m higher than the highest building in Singapore, and it can be seen by all the people in any spot in Jeddah.

So, what's so large about the Fountain of Wealth?
Is it the largest indoor fountain?
Well, perhaps, in 1998, it was the largest. Now, it has to move on. The Guiness Book needs to update its records.

Love Guru

The last rule of guru is to rid [the] student the need of [a] guru.
-Guru Tugginmybuddha.

Tumble out of bed and I stumble to the kitchen.

Pour myself a cup of ambition.

Yawning, strecthing, try to come to life.
-Guru Pitka, '9 to 5'

What if..?

A few days ago, I watched the movie 'The Number 23' again.
Being one of my favorite movies, I can watch it again and again even though it's depressing.
Well, you see, a good movie is like your favorite shirt. You can wear it again and again, you still like it by the 100th time you wear it. But some movies are like a bad coffee: you have it once and you swear you won't drink it again (you might not even finish it the first time).

Anyway.. The main character of the movie, (played by Jim Carrey, btw), makes an interesting statement:
I'd like two words on my tombstone: What if.

What if..?
You must have asked the same question in your life.
What if I've chosen this university instead of that one?
What if I've married that other boyfriend of mine?
What if we don't actually exist and this is all a dream?

Have been asking the same questions to myself lately. What if I've made different choices in my life, what would happen? What could have been different? Would the differences make any differences?

Guess we'll never know.

There is a difference between poor and stingy.
The case of :
- Evil twin?
- Bawang Putih/Bawang merah?
- White Swan/Black Swan?
- Hallucination?
- Photoshop?

Some don't remember, most don't even know:
I'm a feminist.
Here's a lesson that I learnt: As soon as a guy (bf/husband/spouse of any kind) puts you below his friends, drop him and move on.
Drop him like a fungi-infested bread that you almost bite.

If he puts you below his god, god of any kind, it's good.
If he puts you below his family, it's even better.
But if he puts you below his friends.. run as fast as you can. You're better than that.
If he puts you below his work.. are you kidding me?! Do you even have to ask that?

Love is a leap of faith?

I'm sorry, I'm afraid to fall.
I don't want to be a fool.