Its one of those spur of the moment (is it rite? is it spur?) when we decided (since its mutual agreement is a rare thing, other deciding its time to get something to eat) to agree on something: a theme song. What is it for? God knows. We thought it was cool, so that settles it.
How did we come to this agreement? Well, democracy of course. Eric and I totally agreed. Najib was ok with it. Nazmi and Daus didn't gave any comment on the matter, so we'll take that as a yes. Wawan strongly disagrees (F*** YOU! DEMOCRACY WINS!) Jackie was ineligible to vote because he's not a resident and he rarely visits us (sombong. mentang-mentang ada kawan baru di Cemara).
Yeah. So the votes were unanimous and democracy prevails. Invaders Must Die is officially our theme song. Its fast, adrenaline pumping and most important, very MANLY. There weren't any other song proposed due to popular suggestion (or shall we put it as "purposely rejected"). If you'd like to listen to it, its available on the widget located conveniently on my sidebar.
Whenever you are preparing lunch/dinner in the kitchen, please make sure you have your shirt on (at least an apron). Especially if your food needs to be fried (both stir and deep). This will ensure your culinary experience will be a fine and pleasant one.
p/s: Vanessa Hudgens likes to walk around her home naked *grrr*
....is the first thing I said when I saw these videos. I believe that there's something called talent. Trust me, these things are very hard to pull off. I can't find ways to emphasize that fact very much like it should be. These people live on this thing (memang taim budak-budak tak mau belajar, main saja kerjanya. jajal budak2 ni). Please watch.
Also this one. This is cinematographically awesome.
These vids should WOW geeks like me. I should get back to work now.
WARNING: THE FOLLOWING POSTED VIDEOS ARE OF GRAPHIC (VIOLENT) NATURE. VIEW AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION.
As a boy, I've seen my share of real life violence and gore. Or least on the screen. I'm not talking about those movies or TV shows or whatever. I'm talking about Holocausts, or, even worse, Faces of Death (1, 2, 3, and so on). What kind of videos are these? They are videos of real event, where the lives of the stars are spent on the recorder. Ranging from murder, accidents, freak accidents and punishment. Just how graphic? Very graphic. I'm sorry if I had brought the curious kitties out of all of you, but if you haven't seen them, make sure it stays that way. SERIOUSLY.
It made me think (after a brief moment of traumatic shock). We humans are just lumps of soft meat and bones, aren't we? I mean, it seems very easy and convenient to see some unfortunate guys to splatter out like that. Turns out we're not that tough after all. More terrifying: its what happens before they finally kick it. That final desperate vocalization. They're not that long shrieking sound like we see in the movies. They were rather short and abrupt. I keep having dreams about those short, abrupt screams.
After watching these videos below, I began to think (again). Every time I play those games I play (COD4, CS:S, and all), it feels different. Every click on my uber-awesome mouse somehow means something. Now, every barrage of munitions I send towards my AI enemies feels different. I thought, "they were shooting at real people with real lives" and "here I'm doing something closely similar but why didn't feel anything?" Instead, every kill is a joy worth celebrating. Far from being punished, we are rewarded for expressing extreme prejudice towards our fellow man (or virtual men, that is).
You have been spared. The following video is captured at a distance and images of men are obscured by thermal imaging. Most of the gory details have been removed. But I think I can see pieces lying on the ground. This is a compiled footage of an Apache gunship on strafing missions. I could only imagine the sheer terror those fleeing men below must have felt.
Gory details is not obvious in the next one. Its a propaganda video filmed by an Iraqi sniper team. The purpose: to help further promote Jihad and boost morale of the Iraqi resistance. It was broadcasted on national television. This team has inflicted 688 allied troop casualties and operate in a civilian vehicle. Even though there's no blood or any kind of splatter, the way those men collapsed to the ground is VERY REAL and VERY TERRIFYING. Especially at 13:40. He's a confirmed kill.
A beautiful tune by Eva Cassidy (accessible on my sidebar).
Dorothy Somewhere, over the rainbow, way up high. There's a land that I heard of Once in a lullaby. Somewhere, over the rainbow, skies are blue. And the dreams that you dare to dream Really do come true. Someday I'll wish upon a star and wake up where the clouds are far Behind me. Where troubles melt like lemon drops, Away above the chimney tops. That's where you'll find me. Somewhere, over the rainbow, bluebirds fly. Birds fly over the rainbow, Why then - oh, why can't I? If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow, Why, oh, why can't I?
88+ degrees, and I'm not even overclocking the damn thing. My laptop is so OVERHEATED that I am using it to reheat a burger, literally. I could remove the cooler and cook some fresh burgers. Stupid factory defects. Its past its warranty period. I'm thinking of sending it to a service center but I know its going to cost me a lot of MONEY I DON'T HAVE. My advice: be careful when choosing stuff that costs lesser than others in the same class. Gosh, technology can be very frustrating.
On a lighter note, found a kitty while dining around "lilin-lilin". It was cute, clean and lice-free (I checked!). However, I can't take it home. Every time we do, they end up being roadkill. Its maybe because they were trying to cross the road on the way home from a night out.