- The Walking Dead, Season 5 Episode 3
What an incredibly long day. Reported for work at 7.30am, then struggled with the CMS the entire day. Unable to get any efficient work done. At around 4.30pm, just when I was about to leave, a major problem propped up and I had to do my best to rectify it quickly. By the time I left the office it was already 6pm. No big deal, I had no work tomorrow and World of WarCraft was under maintenance tonight.
Went home and immediately worked on the GameStart 2014 article that I so desperately wanted to finish by today. Completed at about 11pm. Fatigued but refusing to let myself feel broken.
So to summarise, I basically the spent the majority of my Tuesday staring at monitor screens and writing. This is the writer’s life I suppose. We have to constantly practice our craft or we will lose our edge.
Listened to the remixed version of Kill la Kill‘s “Before my body is dry”, the one without the stupid rap track. And I instantly felt better, all the tiredness of the day being washed away.
The fastest and quickest way to insult me for life is to talk trash about my heroine and idol. No human being is perfect, but all of us are capable of overcoming anything if we don’t allow our minds to be easily led astray.
Thank you Ryuko Matoi. This is the way to be more strong.
I wanted to buy the tickets to watch this match, but somehow my inner gut told me not to. I don’t know why I wouldn’t want to watch my Japanese hero Shinji Okazaki playing live. But everything happens for a weird reason, and my office eventually got hold of two free complimentary tickets to the match on the day itself. My colleague very kindly passed them to me (thanks a lot, Sunny), and I called up my buddy Amos to accompany me to the National Stadium.
via Foreign Policy
A Singapore example of how data collection and mining of personal information can actually be used to detect threats and deter national disasters. A very rare, but plausible argument against Edward Snowden’s crusade against the NSA.
Like anti-venoms, which can only be obtained from the original poison, there are some evils in the world that can be reworked to serve the greater good.
Thanks Wei Meng for sharing this article on Facebook.
Had a weird dream several weeks back. I dreamt that Radamel Falcao was my secondary school classmate, and that he used the international break during the first week of September to come and visit his old friends here in Singapore.
Falcao was born on 10 February 1986, exactly one month after my birthday. So the possibility of us being schoolmates is quite plausible.
I haven’t played a proper football match for over 10 years though, and I used to be a goalie/defender back then, unlike Falcao who is now a prolific striker. So uhhh… congrats for scoring your first Man United goal, my (imaginary) classmate friend?
I woke up from the dream in sweat. Not because I dreamt about Falcao, but because it’s probably a sign that I had been watching way too much football.
In other weird trivia, Shinji Okazaki is also 28 years old, born on 16 April 1986. Maybe in some strange alternate universe, a Japanese striker, a Colombian forward, and a Singaporean defender were classmates and teammates on the same squad…
Touchline clashes between managers are not uncommon. Arsene Wenger and Sir Alex Ferguson used to do it all the time when the rivalry between Manchester United and Arsenal reached its peak during the 2000-2004 period. Sir Alex and Wenger would constantly hurl angry exchanges at each other on the sidelines, and it sort of became part and parcel of the United vs Arsenal war in the early 2000s.
But this is the first time I’ve seen Wenger actually lay his hands on someone else, and he did it by shoving Jose Mourinho not once, but twice in the chest.
Wenger claimed that he was walking towards Alexis Sanchez to check on his condition after the Chilean received a strong tackle from behind from Gary Cahill. Speaking to reporters after the match, this was what Wenger said:
What is there to regret?
I wanted to go from A to B and somebody [Mourinho] confronted me in between without any sign of welcome. B was Sanchez, to see how badly he was injured. Honestly, I don’t listen to what Mourinho says.
But video highlights (disclosure: the author is a freelance writer at ballball) clearly showed Wenger walking STRAIGHT towards Mourinho instead of Sanchez like he claimed. And he gave Mourinho not one, but two strong shoves in the chest. I’m not sure what Wenger’s definition of “a little shove” is, but anyone can clearly see that it was a very direct and antagonistic push on Mourinho.
Has the Professor finally lost it? The years of struggling to deliver another Premier League title for the Gunners, plus the fact that Wenger has not managed to defeat Mourinho in 12 attempts, might have pushed the Frenchman over the edge at last. Mourinho’s mind games could also have been the influence: He called Wenger “a specialist in failure” back in February this year when the Arsenal boss celebrated his 1,000th game in charge.
Sorry Wenger, you were clearly in the wrong here. He is now likely to receive a punishment from the FA for his actions, similar to Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone when he was banned eight matches for remonstrating angrily with the linesman during the Spanish Super Cup back in August.
This is the Kill la Kill Blu-ray release from Right Stuf. It is slightly cheaper than the original Japanese Blu-ray release, which contains a storyboard and keyframes booklet for each volume that the Right Stuf release does not have. I can live without the art booklets though, because I was more interested in the English audio dub.
Yes, you must think of me as a crazy anime fan for actually being interested in dubs, but KLK is a very rare exception. I actually preferred DBZ’s English dub because I think Funimation’s English voices were handled better during the fight scenes (sorry Japanese Goku, but your kiddy voice even when you’re an adult just doesn’t cut it for me).
I skipped straight to episode 3, and watched Ryuko and Satsuki’s first titanic showdown… and couldn’t stop laughing. The English dub is absolutely hilarious, but in a very positive way. I will probably write a review of the Blu-ray and the dub in the future… once I collect all volumes (they will take some time to be fully released). It’s the only fair way to review the package.
via Serious Eats
An investigative look at how foie gras is produced in an American farm. I didn’t know that ducks breathe through their tongues.
I have never liked Rafael. He’s reckless, and doesn’t know how to defend. Lost count of how many crucial goals United have conceded because Rafael failed to mark an attacker properly. I have also lost count of how many reckless penalties he has given away.