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October 23, 2003

moments with my dad

Dad once asked me “Son, how do u know if a condom leaked and your life is in peril?”. I was dumbfounded. No, not because the fact that this was asked by my own father, but because I was still quite young in age. How the hell would I know anything about condoms? I was only 15 at that time, questions like that would have been considered absurd to my standard…

So I replied him “How would I know lah??”

He then quipped “I just have this idea… you know… just wear it and apply some medicated oil on the condom. If you feel hot or something, then you’ll know, it’s leaking.” And then he laughed like a retard.

And then for some reason, I laughed along too, and when I managed to recover, I then asked him “What about the girl lah?”

“Who gives a damn about the girl? hahah” And we laughed even harder, like shitheads.

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My mom and dad were arguing about gender importance in a family.

“Old fart … If there weren’t women in this world, there will be no pants for you to wear. You should be grateful that we’re here to sew your damn pants” My mom launched an attack.

“If there were only guys in this world, who needs to wear pants lah?” my dad then cackled like a hyena.

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October 22, 2003

ultraman

The relationship between me and my father was very unique. We spoke to each other like buddies and there was no barrier between us. Although he did not spend much time with me, but time spent being with him was never at all dull. It was always full of laughter and fun.

Some light moments with my dad…
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My dad’s a fan of martial art. When he was young, he was an active member of JingWu and also an alleged disciple of Muay-Thai (but I’m pretty sure he didn’t master all of them).

There was once he told me that he could break bricks with his bare hands and also perform a 180 deg split with his legs without problem, but I never believed in him. I had asked him to prove those claims many times but he told me that he only could do it when he was younger, and the only existing photograph showing him doing the ‘split’ was lost. Yeah right.

Besides that, he also gave me a lot of philosophical advices and insights, something about martial arts and its stupid ‘chi’ thing. Amongst the most absurd of the lot, was the ‘chi’ breathing technique. He told me that the breathing technique was the key element in keeping our body at its optimal state. It goes like this – breathe in deeply, hold and release the air from our lungs slowly and steadily. (that was how I was made to understand). It was stupid alright.

One day (I was 8 at that time), my father insisted me to do the breathing technique or he’d ground me – just because he wanted me to try it out so much. I was left with no choice but to do it – I kinda stood outside of my grandma’s house, and did the breathing exercise at the veranda.

Halfway through, my favorite Ultraman show suddenly came on air (I knew that because the neighbor’s kids were blasting the TV so freaking loud). I immediately stopped the exercise and skedaddled over to my neighbor’s place (it was a coffee shop) and watch the show with the kids.

I would watch the show till it was over, and snuck back home and continued the stupid breathing exercise (my father wasn’t aware that I had been to the neighbor’s place). A short while later, there was this Indian road-sweeper bloke strolling past where I was… and saw me doing the breathing exercise. The guy then snickered, and snidely remarked “Wah …. Ultraman aah? Heheheh”. He then flashed me the Ultraman cross-hand sign that was used to zap the daylights out from monster villains.

It embarrassing. I mean, I wasn’t one of those stupid kids that were so crazy about Ultraman. I was just doing the martial arts breathing technique that was suppose to regulate my ‘chi’. I had never felt so insulted as a kid before.

Unable to contain the humiliation, I then fled the scene and dive back inside the house, and swore on my life to never to do that stupid breathing technique ever again. Fuck ‘chi’. After that day, my father never mentioned anything about breathing exercise to me again – as if he knew about the Ultraman incident.

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October 17, 2003

tuition class blooper

I was in this tuition class when I was 16. There were plenty of girls there, but I didn’t know most of them. Obviously, that was probably the main reason I enrolled for the tuition service there. Girls. It was always never about the studies. I’d go there to ogle at girls, you know, teenager stuff.

One day, while I was doing my usual round of scanning, I noticed something unusual about a girl that sat right in front of me. It was her T-shirt. There was this small logo on her back, about the size of a small coin. The logo, which was supposed to be located at the front side (left chest area) of her T-shirt, was actually on her back, and I was looking right on it.

I wasn’t sure at first, if what I saw was suppose to be right, or could she have worn her fucking T-shirt backwards (which would be embarrassing). So, I asked for opinions from the guys around me. Who knows, they might know something that I don’t. A few brains would definitely make a better judgment.

The guys, upon hearing my question, went ahead to check the chick out and started to giggle like a bunch of retards, some even to the brink of shedding tears. The answer was obvious – I was right about her T-shirt. It was a confirmed case of extreme boner – the girl wore her T-shirt backwards, and was unfortunate enough to make it all the way to the tuition class without knowing it.

But then, I was sympathetic to the girl. I mean, it was fucking funny, yes… but being the one who discovered her blooper, I felt compelled to tell her about it. It wouldn’t be pleasant if this were to happen to me. Maybe if I help her, she would be grateful and we’d be friends. And perhaps if we’re gonna close enough, she’d give me a free blowjob… or at least introduce me some of her good looking friends, see?

So, I decided to help her. I tried to pique her attention by hissing, and try not to arouse too much attention doing that, as it might extend the reputation damage further to the front side. (the news was already widespread at the back portion of the class). The hissing got her to notice me, but the girl ignored my call. I hissed for another time, and again, I was ignored. Thinking that probably she was unsure that I was calling for her, I lobbed in a small folded piece of paper onto her back and hissed again. She finally responded. But not quite the way that I expected – she gave me a petulant turnaround ‘do-not-fucking-disturb-me’ reaction, and turned back to the front with an irritated demeanor. And as if it was not bad enough, she complained to her sissy boyfriend, probably something about me harassing her, which the wiener also made a quick turnaround to give me that despising look.

That really pissed me off. I was just trying to be kind to that bitch, but in turn, she gave me all that nasty attitude. I decided to teach that cocky cunt a lesson. I devised of a plan – to spread the message to the first person in her row, and then ask to spread the message down to the next person until it eventually reaches the bitch. Just like a domino effect. The idea was to spread the damage to the front, and have everyone laughing at her ass.

And my plan worked. The message went from mouth to mouth, and I could hear spurts of giggles here & there. And when it finally reached the bitch’s sissy boyfriend, it was already too late. Half the class was already giggling. Probably embarrassed himself, the boyfriend nervously checked the bitch’s T-shirt out like a baboon looking for ticks. Then I saw him leaning over to the bitch to tell her about the bad news. Almost instantly, I can see the bitch sprang up from her chair and desperately looking for an escape route (she was hindered by the rows of students sitting closely together inside the class). You can imagine her situation, she realized that all the blokes behind her were already laughing and everyone on her row were looking at her like she’s naked or something. I joined in too, I mortified the couple by laughing out louder, hysterically like a hyena, to ensure a full force of damage being done.

And we did not see the girl again after the incident. I reckoned that she might have quit the class, apparently unable to recover from the overwhelming humiliation. Serves her right for being a cunt.

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October 9, 2003

mobile phones – the ultimate invention

I turned 26 last month. The time passes by so fast, and without actually realizing it, I am on my way to reach my retirement age soon. The world is changing everyday, and with us along with it. The world that I lived in 10 years ago was entirely different.

So, how was it like exactly 10 years ago? The dinosaurs were still roaming around and I was still studying back then. I had no permanent girlfriend and was still a virgin (I frolicked a lot… but a late comer on losing my virginity, LOL). Had no car and I rode a Yamaha Sports 100. A chicken ass small bike. And back then, the primary communication was through a wired telephone – mobile phones, IMs and other internet shits were still not available yet.

This actually got me thinking – how the hell did I survive that period of dark ice-age? Well, the traditional and hard way – call my friends at their fixed line and pray hard that they’re at home.

Our friendship then was based primarily on trust. Once we’re suppose to meet up at a certain place, we expect each other to turn up sharp. There was once I waited for a girl at a location for more than an hour, only to find out that she couldn’t make it. And i didn’t even complaint about it. Really stupid.

Just imagine, no mobile phones, calling a chick at her house:

scene 1:
Telephone rings, girl’s mom picks up the phone:
Me: “Err aunty.. may I speak to [chick’s name]?”
Dinosaur: “No such person! don’t ever call here again!” [slams the phone]

scene 2:
Me: “Oh… you are my sunsh…”
Girl: “Eek ! My mom is here !” [slams the phone]

That was how I got myself so proficient in the expletive and profanity department, because I did them so very often to so many over protective and paranoid housewives who got nothing else better to do other than interfering my prospect of finding a mate. What they (housewives) didn’t know was that they’re actually tampering the ecological system and the balance of nature… That’s because if everyone kept slamming the phone like them – there will not be anymore human for the next generation. Their daughters will all be mating with spiders in their own room, instead of us guys. That was why the mobile phone was invented.

Thanks to the invention of mobile phone – young people are now able to find a mate without ever have to worry about their paranoid parents dinosaurs moms. Through the natural evolution (though electronic), mankind can now continue their legacy to dominate the Earth.

So, it was the mobile phones that actually wiped out the dinosaurs… not a giant meteoroid.

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August 17, 2003

a fine day

Sat morning went for breakfast at Rifle Range. It was like walking back into my past. So much have changed, and yet, so much haven’t. It was like visiting a place you have not visited for 2 weeks and when you return, everyone suddenly became so old.

As I walked pass every inch of the place, it reminisced me of the old days when I was a kid. Used to play around there a lot. Recalled of the fun times I had, like climbing onto the market roof and all the fun playing hide & seek with the samseng boys. The place never looked so dirty back then. Probably I did not give a lot of attention to hygiene back then.

But I can’t deny that the place has always been a dangerous place to grow up. It’s a slum and it is very ghetto. I was one of the lucky ones to be able to leave that place for good – else I would have become another gangster there. Today, I was just there for my breakfast and left the place telling Emily heaps of stories about my childhood. And although I had the fun telling her… I can tell that she wasn’t really enjoying even a bit of it. (probably boring)

Then, we proceeded to shop around for the HK vacation. Last minute preparation kinda thing. Afternoon – visited my dad. Hung out with him for some time, until some of his really old friends visited. Some whom he haven’t met for nearly 30 years – and the first thing they said to each other was “Hey… what’s up?”. Funny isn’t it? 30 years and that was the first thing they said. His friend replied “Wow, you weren’t that skinny back then. I recognized you when I saw your tattoo!” And they continued to chat. It felt so warm seeing them reunited.

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