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the ongoing socio-scientific experiment

i thought since i now look kinda handicapped, i thought i’d try a little socio-scientific experiment, on our much-lauded local public transport system no less.

at the beginning, when the abrasion on my left arm still hurt a hell lot such that it was terribly unbearable, i had to wrap it up using a. soft padded absorbent thingy PLUS b. larger waterproof padded absorbent thingy PLUS c. bandage.

my left arm looked like it was so ridiculously swollen.

and yet, amazingly, in this sorry-looking state, i carried on going for my practical driving lessons.

i travel to the driving centre on the local (crowded, but hey, it’s world-class status!) bus.

i was stupidly thinking, i must look so terribly sorry enough for people to want to give up their seats to me on the bus.


a. my left arm looked so totally swollen it looked like it was going to explode any moment.

b. my arm was all bandaged and plastered up, i looked like i was in no condition to grab hold onto anything to keep my balance if i were allowed to stand throughout the bus journey.

so i bravely decided to embark on my socio-scientific experiment which will definitely benefit mankind.

i started off with the hypothesis that people will give up their seats to you if you look sorry and hopeless enough.

i tested my hypotheses using the casual glance (which may heighten into a fierce glare any moment) approach.

the steps taken were as follows:

1. get onto a crowded bus at peak hour (approx. 1730hrs)

2. fumble while tapping ezlink card (start looking pathetic already!)

3. proceed slowly towards the seats, and glance furtively and sadly, looking like you’re in desperate need of a seat or else you will fall down and look even more bandaged and pathetic than you already are.

NOTE: if no one is kind enough to give up their seats yet, then proceed cautiously to step 4 and beyond.

4. pick a position to stand (since no one want to let me sit) and stare down at the person directly beneath you. stare viciously, yet sorrowfully ( know it’s hard, but hey, i can act!)

NOTE: if the person still doesn’t give way, proceed sorrily to step 5

5. STARE VICIOUSLY until it’s time to alight, and then alight saying “people nowadays, no sense of courtesy *tsktsk*

NOTE: when saying “people nowadays, all no sense of courtesy *tsktsk* i did try to say it in a low but yet slightly audible tone, but i kept my head low, so no one would ever be able to recognise me ever again.

the result of the socio-scientific experiment was that my hypothesis was proven wrong.

i think the result is because:

1. some variables were not kept ceteris paribus e.g. intelligence level and attractiveness of subjects i tested the above hypothesis on – some were uglier, fatter, dumber-looking and more short-sighted than others

2. bus drivers were also a factor which constrained my (brilliant, if i say so myself) acting skills – some bus drivers drove in an F1 manner such that if i were to really act like my hands were so helpless and weak, i would now be typing this in the safety andcomfort of a hospital bed.

3. no one takes much notice of other passengers even though they may be all squashed up on a crowded bus.

NOTE to self: wait till next time i injure myself even more seriously, i will try to test this hypothesis again.


September 29, 2006 at 3:12 pm Leave a comment

freaky friday five (of things gone wrong)

1. went shopping again. basket. considering my current circumstances a. i have no income, and b. there is a regular rapid outflow of cash from my bank account because i’m learning driving currently, topped with c. i just spent 230 bucks last week on my very first gee*star purchase. i’m so f*cked it’s not funny.2. i bought a nice yellow armani exchange top which i like very much! (which is actually not very freaky in nature, but a tad freaky – hey, i never buy armani exchange because i can never seem to afford it!

3. i bought a nice new white hundred percent cotton tee from donnakarennewyork for the boyfriend – which is freaky cos a. it costs more than my armaniexchange top. twice the amount, to be absolutely exact to the cent. ie. i spent more on the boyfriend than on myself. freaky nuff.4. today a record number of people asked me about my current wrapped up status – a grand total of TWO. which is freaky, because on every day so far, the record has only stood at a grand number of ONE. 

5. it’s the official last weekday of the sem hols – F R E A K I E S T ! because i have done nothing this whole week except examine my gross wounds and re-wrapping them day after day.

September 29, 2006 at 2:50 pm Leave a comment

the abrasion chronicles dayfour

so i thought i’d journal in photos of the abrasions, you know, just cos it’s quite a memorable experience.
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the photo above is of my left elbow. it looks kinda gross, with the pus oozing out about 2mm thick. but hey, on sunday the day itseld, it was blood oozing out 2mm thick.

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and this is just what is looks like all wrapped up in some waterproof thingy so i can shower and wash my hands without fear of pain. but honestly, even beneath this supposedly cushion thingy, it still hurts damn bad.

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and this is my right elbow. it’s not as serious as the left, just a minor abrasion, but still photoworthy.other random minor abrasions on my left knee, left thigh, and an evern minor-er abrasion that has scarred my pearl (it’s actually really light grey) croc aspens are not so photoworthy, but still existent.

and it took me only till today, day four no less, that i suddenly realised that there will probably be a big awful ugly scar on my left elbow to mark this tragic flying incident which is even more tragic in nature than the wright brothers’ first fluke flight.

and guess what, i didn’t cry at all the whole of sunday, but i teared and got so terribly frightened at the thought of the potentiall hideous scar today.

damn, i’m vain.

September 27, 2006 at 4:58 pm Leave a comment

i flew.

i really did.

just yesterday, on a sudden whim, boyfriend and i decided to go cyclng and exploring.

when we were approaching this steep downward slope, this buncha teens who have probably not experienced a single funeral in their entire life, sped past me and whizzed down the slope.

after they passed me and all stopped at the bottom of the slope, i went “OH FUCK” for the first time down the slope.

halfway down, and they were still parked at the bottom of the slope, i knew i wasn’t gonna make it.

i yelled “OHFUCK-OHFUCK-OHFUCK-OHFUCK-OHFUCK-OHFUCK..” on and on and on.

and then somehow, i managed to fly off my bike and fling it away at the same time.

i was damn lucky the 2 cyclists who were behind me who were also facing the same steep downward slope, did not crash into me and run me over.

i crashed forward onto the ground, with my chest hitting the ground with a huge bang.

grazed the usual parts – knees thighs elbows.

went to see a doc just to make sure i didnt have internal bleeding or any broken ribs and *woohooo!* got an MC.


but anyways, i learned a few things that day:

1. i was right, you know. my first thought after i flew and realised that damn there was no way i could hide the injuries from my mum, i went “OHFUCK she’s bound to think i fell off the boyfriend’s motorbike”. and i was right you know. 

2. i was right too, you know, when i was thinking if my mum would be heartless enough, to worry about me beyond my injuries, and worry about the mode of transport *godforbid-motorbike!* sans-flying. damn, she’s heartless.

3. i have a sixth sense, i really do! just before we headed cycling, my left lid twitched continuously for quite a while. i ignored it, and damn, now i realise i shouldn’t have. so now i know, when my left lid twitches, i should just hide at home beneath my comfy blankie and hibernate until tomorrow comes – if it does come, that is.

4. flying is not a good feeling.

5. no more cycling for me. 

September 25, 2006 at 2:31 pm Leave a comment

the banquet

saw the banquet over the weekend.

overall i liked it very much indeed.

technically, still lacking.

focus was soft for an exceeding number of shots, namely the ECUs.

focuspuller was also late for some shots when there was movement.

then at the finale banquet scene, there was GAIN, my god.

so i guess it’s true us Asians are still not on par yet with Hollywood.

read a review on this movie today that raved on and on about geisha*ziyizhang.

not a fan, was never a fan, and i still aint impressed.

i walked out of the theatre, and one of my first few comments to the boyfriend was “wah, she actually quite fat, and her complexion also not that fantastic”


and i was and still is a fan of *zhou*x*un!

i think she is oh so beautiful.

felt she had quite a shitty role that doesn’t do her acting much justice, but hey, she did good, and she looked stunning.

she’d upstaged a certain geisha, in my opinion.

loved the emperor too – he’s familiar! he was a funny emperor in some other movie, no?

liked the plot too, very twisting and turning, and quite chockful of surprises.

the sinister plotting, and how everyone and anyone could and wanted to be king.

and what i loved most about the movie, has got to be its martial arts choreography and art direction.

merged the beauty of dance and music with the fighting sequences.

reminded me of hero and worldwithoutthieves.

absolutely beautiful.

and then i was in awe at the set and the costumes and the makeup.

just feel that, there’ve been so many period fighting epics, and each has managed to distinguish itself from others, namely because of art direction.

each has its own distinct special costumes, makeup and set.

this one went for a traditional chinese regal look.

the set was predominantly black and gold.

ladies had a distinct makeup, with long flowy costumes that were shapeless yet enhanced the female form.


so despite the little technical glitches, i loved theBanqu*t.

September 18, 2006 at 1:28 pm Leave a comment

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