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I Write Like

22 July 2010 Leave a comment

Two out of six attempts said:

I write like
James Joyce

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

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The Electro-Plasmic Hydrocephalic Genre-Fiction Generator 2000

3 October 2009 4 comments

From Wondermark (link on side panel):

And the automated version.

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Twenty-Five Things

12 March 2009 1 comment

I quote from my Facebook note:

Once you’ve been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits or goals about you. At the end choose 25 people to be tagged. You have to tag the person who tagged you! If I tagged you, it’s because I want to know more about you!

1. My body temperature is generally no higher than 36.6 degrees Celsius. 

2. I used to shake my fries if I forgot or didn’t bother to ask for no salt, but not since I’ve started NS. It would be futile, if not unnecessary.

3. I composed a traditional African music-influenced improvised percussion piece with a vocal part on a Saturday afternoon, and my platoon performed it the Wednesday after. 

4. My first experience with a trombone was when someone hit the slide when I was trying out the instrument, which caused the mouthpiece to bruise my lips against my teeth.

5. I have an open bite, which is like an overbite, but larger. 

6. My left leg is longer than my right. 

7. I used to walk around with my nose in a book when I was in primary school. 

8. When I sneeze, I thunder, often repeatedly. 

9. My thumb was caught in a lift door when I was about four years old. 

10.I am, like Roald Dahl, something of a compulsive volunteer by nature, but since reading Roald Dahl, it’s a behavior I’m able to moderate. 

11. I have harbored vague intentions of being a music teacher since I was in Sec 2, or possibly earlier. I mention Sec 2 because I had to write an essay on my ambition. It was more of the kind of essay you’d write in kindergarten than the kind you’d write for a college application, because I wrote it in Japanese, when I was learning the language at MOELC. 

12. I have started dreaming of BMT life at night. I have been told I once shouted, ‘Twelve rows and two blank files!’ in my sleep. 

13. I couldn’t do push-ups in Sec 1. I couldn’t do chin-ups in Sec 3. 

14. I used to only walk within the lines of the tiles in my home, and devised a scoring system when I skipped tiles or when I touched the line. There was also a rather elaborate system of counting how many ‘legit’ steps I could take before I’d Have to skip a tile. 

15. My mother used to read to me about dinosaurs from an encyclopedia when I was very young. She read from the other volumes too, but I always asked for the dinosaurs. 

16. Speaking of dinosaurs, I cried when watching Jurassic Park with my parents at a cinema in Bedok. I was probably about three at the time, and I lived there until I was four. I remember my father carrying me out of the theater and me asking him for the kind of chrysanthemum tea you get in TetraPaks. 

17. I may, quite probably, never get braces.

18. I’ve had two prayers-for-the-year so far. It’s not something I do every year. One was for ‘grace’, and the other for ‘humility’. For the first, I didn’t choose the word very carefully at all. In fact, I probably misused it. For some reason, it was something I stuck with anyway, and I’ve found out the meaning a little. 

19. I used to play the recorder with a friend of mine every day when we took the school bus home from primary school together. We would usually be at the back of the bus. We were neighbors, so we got off at the same stop. He was two years older than me, so we played together for about three years’ worth of bus rides. 

20. I think very little about the details of my life ahead, and sometimes I feel guilty or worried about it. Sometimes I feel like I let too many things slide. Things have worked out well for me, but sometimes I still wonder if I’m having trust and faith or if I”m being irresponsible. 

21. The most vivid and frightening dream I’ve ever had me shouting so loud my parents woke up. (My sister could probably sleep through an air raid.) I was about fifteen at the time. I dreamed that I’d been working on something, and that the project was near completion that night. In the dream, I was walking around my house inspecting what I had somehow helped to construct, because the thing was somehow embedded across the lower half of every exposed wall in my house. It was, in essence, some kind of artificial brain. It was metallic and silvery. At the end of the dream, I touched it and saw thin streaks of light or electricity coursing through the thing. It was warm to the touch, and I knew that I was successful, and that the thing was, somehow, alive, or functioning. At that moment in the dream, I panicked. I was terrified. I was walking around the house looking at the walls when I woke up. 

22. When I was five or six, I had already started music lessons. One of the pieces I was learning was titled ‘The Hippo Pianist’. I couldn’t pronounce ‘pianist’ and repeatedly said ‘penis’ when my teacher tried to correct me. 

23. The sea has had appeal for me since I was in Sec 1. I was on a ferry from an island off the coast of Italy back to the mainland, and it was New Years’ Eve. It was also winter. I remember standing on the top deck where the helipad was and looking up at the sky and not quite feeling the cold. I was blissful the entire time. 

24. Since about a year or two ago, I find that quite a lot of the things I’ve written have been worth saving, which makes me happy, and which is also why I’ll probably be posting this on my thoroughly-neglected blog later. 

25. My blog has been thoroughly-neglected because my laptop, which, incidentally, I called Steve, had a motherboard problem. It makes repairing it impractical, cost-wise. This makes me sad. (By the way, that makes it Steve Vaio. You also probably didn’t know I called it Steve.)

That’s it.

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Which Chemical Element Am I?

4 October 2008 Leave a comment

Your result for The Which Chemical Element Am I Test…

Mo… Molybdenum

You scored 39 Mass, 37 Electronegativity, 60 Metal, and 10 Radioactivity!

I like to think of you as the miracle worker in The Princess Bride… you can do anything and you do it for the betterment of society. Just because you can raise the dead and make flying wagons and stuff doesn’t mean that you show off about it though. You are capable of forming bizarre webs of relationships in which individuals are accomplices, lovers, coworkers, and so on all at once. I once saw you hanging out at the center of a cycloheptatriene… it was completely freakish and bizarre, and I’m not sure I’ve known what to think of you since. But hey, to each their own. Oh, and stay away from the carbon monoxide… you suck that stuff up.

Take The Which Chemical Element Am I Test at HelloQuizzy

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123 Meme

24 February 2008 2 comments

Tagged by Fabriz. I was EE-ing, with limited success.

Instructions
1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages).
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people.

The following is from Sophie’s Choice by William Styron.

‘But this made it all the more fun for her, a pleasant game, when at lunchtime she entered one of the glorious delicatessens of Flatbush and shopped for her Prospect Park spread. The privilege of choice gave her a feeling achingly sensual. There was so much to eat, such variety and abundance, that each time her breath stopped, her eyes actually filmed over with emotion, and with slow and elaborate gravity she would choose from this sourly fragrant, opulent, heroic squander of food: a pickled egg here, there a slice of salami, half a loaf of pumpernickel, lusciously glazed and black.’

I count only three full-stops. Five sentences brought me halfway down the page. I think the third sentence in the segment quoted was the longest on the page, though.

I tag: Yam, Philip, Patrick, Jing En, Amos.

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Soundtrack of My Life

12 November 2007 5 comments

IF YOUR LIFE WERE A MOVIE, WHAT WOULD THE SOUNDTRACK BE?
So, here’s how it works:
1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, iPaq etc)
2. Put it on shuffle
3. Press play
4. For every question, type the song that’s playing
5. When you go to a new question, press the next button
6. Don’t lie and try to pretend you’re cool…

01 – OPENING CREDITS: Acceptance – Over You
02 – WAKING UP: 孫燕姿 – 遇见
03 – FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL: The Juliana Theory – You Always Say Goodnight, Goodnight
04 – FALLING IN LOVE: Gerard Butler/Andrew Lloyd Webber – The Music Of The Night
05 – FIGHT SONG: John Mayer – In Repair
06 – BREAKING UP: Belle & Sebastian – Like Dylan In The Movies
07 – PROM: Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Right On Time (Live in Hyde Park)
08 – LIFE: Christopher Walla – Dave Narcizo
09 – MENTAL BREAKDOWN: Elvis Presley – Love Me Tender
10 – DRIVING: Death Cab For Cutie – Steadier Footing
11 – FLASHBACK: I Could Sing Of Your Love Forever
12 – WEDDING: All Time Low – Break Out! Break Out!
13 – BIRTH OF CHILD: F.I.R. – 千年之恋
14 – FINAL BATTLE: The Police – Roxanne
15 – DEATH SCENE: Elvis Presley – Trouble
16 – FUNERAL SONG: Gustav Holst – I. March (Second Suite in F)
17 – END CREDITS: The Decemberists – Here I Dreamt I Was An Architect

That was fun. If you’re bored, this is highly recommended. Along with Flight of the Conchords. (“Binary solo!” – The Humans Are Dead.)

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