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Guess Who I Write Like

I found this interesting analysis thing from Harlina’s blog and I thought I’d give it a try.

I plugged in everything that I wrote from the previous post and poof!

I write like
Cory Doctorow

I Write Like by Mémoires, journal software. Analyze your writing!

Truth be told, I had to Google who Cory Doctorow was but I have read the XKCD comics that reference him. It’s sad that as much as I love reading and sometimes writing science fiction, I don’t read as widely as I should.

I think it’s time to head on to the library and see if I can get a copy of his books.

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25 Things About Me

I got tagged with this so many times so, what the hell. I’ve actually done something similar back in the early days of this blog, back in the day when I tried to do things differently.

Anyway, here it is:

1. I like Britney Spears. Yes, that is not a mistake. I do like her music, despite all the ranting and complaining about her.

2. I live in my head most of the time. It might be chaotic in there but at least I don’t have to deal with idiots.

3. I do not like idiots. They make me go stabby.

4. If I was given money to spend on either gadgets or clothes, I’d pick the gadgets.

5. The first thing I do when I get home is to switch on the computer because I needs mah interwebs.

6. I’m an internet addict.

7. I can’t count since I tried to number this as 5 instead of 7.

8. I depend too much on spell-check so I think my spelling has deteriorated some since I left school.

9. I have much hate for IE. Firefox might load a little slow but it doesn’t have that annoying clicks like on the IE every time the page loads.

10. I’ve been told that I have PMS all the time but I don’t. I’m just naturally bitchy.

11. I’ve written two novels in the past two years but have not gotten around to editing it. Procrastinating much?

12. I’m a coffee snob. Nescafe doesn’t cut it for me. I need mah gourmet coffee from the bucks of star.

13. My collection of books at home can rival a small second hand bookstore.

14. My DVD collection can rival the local VideoEZ.

15. I was a late bloomer when it comes to dressing up (not that I actually dress up much nowdays). I learned how to put on eye liner from my younger sister and thank God for youtube make up tutorials.

16. I get obsessed about things rather easily. eg CSI, Dean Winchester Supernatural, Buffy, Angel

17. I have much love for science and science related things. This might explain why the shows I watch are almost always science based.

18. I love documentaries of any kind. I could sit down and vegetate on the couch with either Nat Geo or Discovery channel playing, for the whole day.

19. I’m a light sleeper. Turning on the lights when I’m in bed will wake me up from deep sleep. Then there will be hell to pay.

20. I was a band geek. I don’t play the trumpet anymore but Overtures still make me choke with emotion. Not sure if it’s anger or sadness, that I don’t play any more.

21. Lizards and the like gives me the willies. I find them disgusting and would scream if it comes to close; like a meter away.

22. It took me five years before I decided to get my act together and apply for grad school. A part of me regretted that I waited too long but another part of me is just kicking myself for wanting this madness. School + work = grumpiness, lack of sleep and general bitching.

23. I claim to be a write but the spelling and grammatical mistakes would make my favourite English teacher cry in shame.

24. Sometimes I wish I can articulate my thoughts better. I hate sounding like an utter fool every time I try to explain something.

25. I have 4 different blogs that I don’t update as much as I should. Why do I always put myself in this kind of situation?

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Gamme Ray – Space Eater

1. Put your iTunes/Napster/Zune Player/WinAmp/etc on shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN NO MATTER HOW SILLY IT SOUNDS!
4. Tag 10 or more friends who might enjoy doing this as well as the person you got it from.

IF SOMEONE SAYS “IS THIS OKAY” YOU SAY?
Anthrax – A.D.I/ Horror of It All
(only if it’s really, really bad or if I was being sarcastic)

WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GUY/GIRL?
Eric Clapton – Motherless Child
(This is so not true! Do you know how sad it makes me feel if someone lost their mom?)

HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY?
Bon Jovi – Story of My Life
(I feel tired every day so of course, it’s the story of my life, no?)

WHAT IS YOUR LIFE’S PURPOSE?
Black Sabbath – The Mob Rules
(If I lived back in the 20s-30s when the Mobs were cool, yeah, I would so totally be a Mob broad)

WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO?
Alanis Morissette – Madness
(Need I elaborate more?)

WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU?
Gwen Stefani – Crash
(What? You think I crash and burn? How could you?!)

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR PARENTS?
Skid Row – Beat Yourself Blind
(That they’re blind to what I want, yeah)

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VERY OFTEN?
Gavin De Graw – Meaning
(I’m not that deep. Really, I’m a shallow person)

WHAT IS 2+2?
Peter Pan – 2 DSD
(I have no idea what that means)

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BEST FRIEND?
Arch Enemy – Let the Killing Begin
(No, I do NOT want to kill my best friend, just that we would enjoy killing together. As a team.)

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
Sam and Dave – Hold On! I’m Comin’
(Hmmm…)

WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY?
Killswitch Engage – A Bid Farewell
(If that means I go to the airport rather often, then yes, that’s damn accurate)

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?
Kaiser Chiefs – Heat Dies Down
(I want t be coooool!)

WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
Black Sabbath – Dirty Women
(Ahem… :P)

WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU?
The Bravery – Time Won’t Let Me Go
(They won’t let me go and do my own thing, be my own person)

WHAT WILL YOU DANCE TO AT YOUR WEDDING?
Killswitch Engage – The Element of One
(Does that mean I’ll be dancing alone at my wedding?)

WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL?
Gamma Ray – Mr Outlaw
(Hahahaha! I’m an outlaw!)

WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST?
Nelly Furtado – Glow
(Playing with glow sticks?)

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS?
Alicia Keys – If I was Your Woman/Walk On By
(I have no way of explaining this)

WHAT’S THE WORST THING THAT COULD HAPPEN?
Dream Theater – Funeral For A Friend
(That is so, so true.)

HOW WILL YOU DIE?
Diana Krall – All Night Long
(Did you know that in French, an orgasm is referred to as Le Petite Mort, which means Little Death. I thought you might find that interesting)

WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOU REGRET?
Kelly Clarkson – Hear Me
(That people don’t listen to me enough)

WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH?
Judas Priest – Brain Dead
(Brain dead comedy)

WHAT MAKES YOU CRY?
Dio – Rainbow In The Dark
(Ummm… because of the beauty of it?)

WILL YOU EVER GET MARRIED?
Ozzy Osbourne – No Easy Way Out
(I wonder if that means that I’ll be stuck in a marriage that is difficult to get out off?)

WHAT SCARES YOU THE MOST?
Arch Enemy – Instinct
(Well.. not really)

DOES ANYONE LIKE YOU?
Muse – Bliss
(Ah… it would be nice to be liked)

IF YOU COULD GO BACK IN TIME, WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE?
Sandra – In The Heat Of The Night
(I need air conditioning in my room. Or at least an oscillating fan)

WHAT HURTS RIGHT NOW?
Nightwish – 7 Days To The Wolves
(I bet it would hurt if you’re eaten by wolves over a period of 7 days)

WHAT WILL YOU POST THIS AS?
Gamma Ray – Space Eater

Since I’ve already tagged people on Facebook for this meme, I’m not going to tag anyone to do this.

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What If You Were Flight of the Conchords?

I first heard of Flight of the Conchords (FOTC) through the ladies at Mamapop, when they were raving about how hilarious it was. My curiosity got the better of me and I checked them out. Those ladies were right! The guys were so damn hilarious! Check this out:

So I’m really glad that they’re bringing this show here.

Anyway, thanks Yinqi for tagging me for FOTC 201. Here are my answers.

Ep 1: Jemaine attends Dave’s party and scores a date with a hot chick, only to realise she’s Bret’s ex. Would you go out with your best friend’s ex?

If there is attraction between the parties, why not, but not immediately after the break up, of course. That would not only be rude but insensitive. Maybe after months and months after the split (and if the split wasn’t bad), the friend is paired off with someone else, I would go for it.

Ep 2: Faced with the prospect of a dwindling cashflow, Bret is forced to hold signs (“Hot Dogs”) at a busy NYC street corner. What was your worst temp job experience?

I’ve only had one temp job before and that was being a relief teacher. It was terrible, at least for me. I don’t have much patience and dealing with juvenile delinquents, you need a mountain of patience that I just don’t have. My students were so bad that they made me cry. It didn’t help that I was only 5 years older than them. The whole experience made me not want to be a teacher at all, much to the disappointment of my mother. I just cannot handle spending such long hours with kids like that.

Ep 3: Bret loses Jemaine’s trust after Bret abandons him when they get mugged. Would you leave your best friend in the lurch when confronted by parang-wielding Ah Bengs?

I want to say that I’ll fight them back but most probably, I’ll be screaming my lungs out and running for my life, dragging my friend away if I have to. When your survival instincts kick in, between fight or flight, I think most of us will run. There’s nothing wrong in that, as long as you’re not leaving someone in danger. Then that would be bad.

What about you? What would your answers to the questions be?

Here’s a bonus for you FOTC and LoTR fans (there’s got to be some out there other than me, right?), here’s something interesting the ladies of Mamapop found. Enjoy.

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7 Weird Things About Me

I was tagged by Savia for the following meme, though I think whittling the list down to to just seven might be a little hard. Here’s the rules:

7 random or weird things about yourself

The rules are as follows:
# Link to the person who tagged you
# Post the rules on your blog.
# Share seven random and/or weird facts about yourself on your blog.
# Tag seven random people at the end of your post, and include links to their blogs.
# Leave a comment on their blogs so that they know they have been tagged.

1. I have a memory of an elephant when it comes to inane things. For example, I can tell you exactly what happened in a book that I read two or three years ago but important things (for my job that is) like how to do a simple gel filtration and such, I draw a blank.

2. I read the dictionary when I’m bored. ‘Nuff said.

3. I’m a slight pyromaniac when I was younger. I loved to play with fire; setting things aflame and just watch what happens. I nearly burned down the house once too but fortunately, I managed to put out the fire before it spread too far.

4. Due to my fear of dentists, I haven’t been to one in a decade years. Until yesterday, that is. So now my teeth are clean!

5. If I was to end up being locked in the mall, I would choose to be in a book store with a large variety of books. That way, I would at least have something to do while I wait for them to open the next morning.

6. I hate doing the ironing. Absolutely despise it but ironically, I’m anal about how my clothes are ironed so I end up re-ironing the ironed clothes.

7. I’m actually a neat freak. Not that you can tell from the state of my room or desk. I like things neat but I keep it messy so that people wouldn’t use my desk or room. In fact, in the chaos that is my room/desk, there’s an order that only I know. So seriously, don’t touch my stuff. You’ll just screw up my system.

So that’s it. I’m tagging the following people:

Chillycraps
Rinaz
Foxtwo
Pink Little Figure
Leaf, Probably
Bing!
Rojak

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NaBloPoMo Day #9: My Life, A Horror Movie

I saw a very interesting meme done by a colleague today:

What Type of Movie Would Your Life Be?

Your life would be a Horror Film. You question the metaphysical and are curious about the supernatural. Your imagination lures you to the dark side. You play with the idea of spirituality, but have yet to reach any definitive and absolute conclusions. While your mind constantly toys with things that seem to transcend the laws of nature, there’s a part of you that remains firmly grounded in the world around you.
Find Your Character @ BrainFall.com

So if my life would be a movie, it’ll be a horror one? I love horror movies but to have my life as one, is not something I would really aspire to have. There’s only so many times that your heart can take all the shocks and the chases by the evil being before it gives up and you’ll keel over dead.

Anyway, at the music/video store earlier, they’ve just brought in a new stock of DVDs that make me want to whip out my credit card and start charging away but I only limited myself to just one, Harry Potter & the Order of The Phoenix. It’s supposed to be released in December but who cares! I have it in my collection now. However, it’s puzzling that as excited as I was when I picked it up at the store, I have lost all desire to watch it once I got home. I can hear my sisters watching it in the room but I’m just not interested right now.

Other than the HP & OoTP, I would have gotten the second season of Bones and Rise but maybe when my pay comes in. As happy as I was that they brought in Rise, it was the the censored version instead of the original, so I guess there wouldn’t be the lesbian action between Carla Gugino and Lucy Liu. I’d rather they didn’t bring it in than having the cut version on the shelves. Ah well, doesn’t matter. I might just end up getting that version in the end.

I guess I should go and do something about that novel of mine if I want to hit at least 20k by Sunday. Damn words aren’t flowing. Shit.

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Friday Once More

Ok, no more talk about Harry Potter (other then the fact that I haven’t been posting is because I’ve been reading fanfiction and it’s addictive. I needed to finish reading that story before I could do anything). Anyway, moving on.

I can’t really think of what to write now since TV is calling my name. So here’s some fill in the blank type meme questions from Friday Fill-In.

1. Last weekend, I was thinking that I wish my boss would extend his holiday.

2. If the weather continues like this, it’ll be a nice week.

3. Will my mum’s hair ever grow?

4. Often, on a summer’s night, I think longingly of air-conditioning.

5. Right now, I could use a good strong tea.

6. My favorite summertime meal is a nice bowl of fried fish noodle soup.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to finish watching my The Princess Bride DVD, tomorrow my plans include meeting friends for lunch and Sunday, I want to watch Disturbia if I can!

Also as a side note, can anyone suggest music that is similar to The Bravery and Muse? Thank you.

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