Sunday, November 25, 2007

eye therapist my arse

The other day I was watching 快感MAP (a late nite tv show; not porn ok?),and there was this segment in which they introduced some rare jobs that 'pretty' women in metropolitan Tokyo do for a living. out of all the jobs they introduced on the program, I was extremely shocked in disbelief with this one particular occupation: eyelash therapist.

The main reason of me freaking out is solely because how much they get paid to just work on people's eyelashes. Get ready for this: it's a 500,000 yen per month paying job! It does not require any official license at all, just a 3 months training is required. If you work 5 days a week, from 9am to 6pm just like any salaryman, you pretty much would be getting 500,000 yen a month. Ok, 500,000 yen is like rm15, 243 so it is a HUGE paying job compared to the effort it requires.. That just fucking blows my mind.

I know this is a pathetic effort but I’m trying to compare THAT to the job of an ordinary engineer. The average engineer spends at least 4 years studying to obtain his/her degree; and another 3-12 months of training before going into the field. And for people fresh from collage, the starting salary would be around 180000 yen to 200000 yen a month. If you have a nice career record of course it would result in a nicer paying position; like some of my seniors who got like 400000 yen a month; BUT that took them 7-10 years to reach that position. And that is how things were supposed to work; at least that’s what I thought.

Comparing that to the eyelash therapist I saw on TV, she only needs a 3 months intensive training and after that, 500000 yen a month for her. There is not even a test to obtain a license because the job does not require any license at all! This has really opened my eyes to the reality of working to get paid: if you love your job, you won’t whine about other easier jobs that pays more.

So I will whine about the pathetic nature of being an engineer, still. Our salary is pretty average (no problem with that). We can’t get to higher positions because engineers work in a tight group and only the head of the department (部長) got all the credit for everybody’s accumulated achievements and worse, we always got killed in many action movies. O yes.

In action movies like the ones where the terrorist group tries to capture a facility, they always made the engineers control the machines for a while and when they have achieved their purposes, the got shot in the fucking face. Brains splattering all over the pavements and walls. I mean seriously, there is too much engineer killings in the movies!

And the audience doesn’t care if all the engineers got killed because they all look the same, wore the same dorky safety helmets and shirts, and can be easily replaced and forgotten.

Engineers, and of course programmers too, are just not cool. Hell, nowadays, even programmers are considered cool! Everyone thinks hackers and crackers are cool, the fuck with that?! These people spends most of their lives in front of the computer, using leet speak when chatting, spends a lot of their time to think about how to find the ultimate pwning moments, and drink too much soda drinks like mountain dew. They spend their free time playing dating simulation video games and ogling at plastic women with huge tits.

And they do all this simultaneously while choking the chicken. doing the five knuckle shuffle. having a hand shandy. spanking the monkey. beating the meat. popping the bobjuice. punching the clown. flogging the dolphin. exorcising the bishop. giving a handshake to russel the love mussel. feeding the ducks. petting the weasel. playing the skin flute. shizzling the nizzle. stroking the sausage. tickling the pickel. playing puppet. whacking the mole. chocking the dragon.

Oh man this has got to be my worst post, ever.

I have come to the conclusion that being an engineer is not cool at all. They’re not appreciated because they work with machines. Nobody likes them because they’re too nerdy and their social skill sucks big time because their line of work does not require much social skills and human contact.

And I’m busting a ‘gut to become one.

Ok, I’m not saying that engineers were under-paid and sucked. It’s just that the eye therapist got over-paid too much. I mean, what the fuck is an eye therapist anyways? They should pay yoga instructors, young nurses and exotic dancers more instead of the unneeded eye therapist. Just imagine a world without young nurses fresh out of nursing schools, without their uniforms and hats… it’s horrible!

Just forget what I said. I was just dizzy because I ate a whole pack of strawberries with condensed milk just now, while eating udon that I made myself. Maybe I should have not put the chicken puree into the udon soup.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

bantu lah en yunus

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007


minggu lepas punya hari sabtu, aku pegi 陶芸体験 (tougei taiken - ceramic arts experience) ngan zarul skali. best juga la sebab tak penah aku buat kerja2 seramik nih. mula2 ingat kan 2 org aje yg pegi, rupanya2 awek mongolia pon pegi jugak. uish dah upgrade dah dia punya fashion sense. bagus, aku suka perubahan haha.

sampai2 workshop, dia org kasi minum ocha dulu, isi minyak katanya. time aku minum ocha dalam workshop tu, kagum juga aku ngan hasil tangan tuan punya workshop tuh. mcam2 benda kraftangan yg dia buat. ada faedah jugak org2 tua ni kan?

uli2 tanah liat setengah jam, jadi jugak ceramic art aku. macam tahi aje. haha. memang buruk tapi at least benda tu aku buat ngan tangan sendiri. original beb.

aku rasa benda2 kraftangan mcam ni bagus aje nak di buat pada waktu hujung2 minggu. takde la dok depan komputer tengok movie / main game aje.


more pic from my fotopages:

Monday, November 19, 2007

new photobook from leah dizon

did you know that leah dizon has just released a new photobook titled heaven? what, you don't? well, that's ok because now you have! so go check it out! like, right now! order it, import it or just download it illegally from the net!

and below is my favorite photo from the new photobook:


Sunday, November 18, 2007

musim exam dah mai dah

talking about taking chances, my chance to under-perform in the coming exams is HUGE if i don't start to be serious. i should just leave this blog alone for a while. take a day off from the crazy world of internets. try to focus on my immediate proposes in life. get an A.

and today it's 初雪 (hatsu yuki - first snow). it snowed like crazy today. it's a fucking snow storm out there. damn, tomorrow's going to be a cold one. and it is going to be like that for 4 straight months. i guess it's time to use that shop credit to buy some new winter clothing so that i won't look like a poor homeless guy anymore with my old wears.

sejok weh. tu la. sapo gak sughuh mitok akita nyo.

Thursday, November 15, 2007


i think i'm getting sick. a flu or something.







i'm freezing my balls here. shouldn't have shaven it. clean.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Zainuddin Maidin phone call with al jazeera

and people criticizes siti nurhaliza's english.

what follows is a recording of the telephone interview that Malaysia’s Minister of Information Zainuddin Maidin (ZAM) gave Al-Jazeera yesterday, moments after the Bersih memo was delivered to the Royal Palace at the close of the biggest anti-government protest in Malaysia in ten years.


seriously, this is pretty fucking embarrassing. i'm not talking about his english-speaking capabilities, i'm talking about his inefficient and down right pathetic skills to have an intelligent argument with a fucking melodramatic reporter. he can't even speak with a worth while point. and the stutters? i really think our greatly respected minister of information should chill the fuck out when doing an interview with any reporter in the future, because the failings to adhere to that simple rule might lead to people thinking that the person who's talking, is a jackass.

and oh. i think the BERSIH demo was awesome. i don't 100% agree with them, but at least they have shown the reality of freedom of speech and democracy in malaysia. good job anwar, and next time, do it more peacefully.

here are the transcript of the interview:

ZAM: ….I commend your journalists trying to project, to exaggerate more than what actually happened. That, that, that, that’s it. We, we are not, the, the — and I, I congratulate your journalists behaving like an actor, that, that’s —

AJ: As you say that, sir, we’re watching scenes of protesters being sprayed by chemical-filled water …

ZAM (interrupts): Ya, I am watching, I hear, [?] …. trying to do it everywhere but in Malaysia people are allowed, to, you know [?] … Police have allowed the procession to go to the Istana Negara, you know, do police, first police, like, they handle them, they [?] them, they … the police don’t, don’t, don’t fire anybody …

AJ: Our correspondent came back to the office, sir, with chemicals in his eyes!

ZAM (speaking over her): … You, you, you, you are here with the idea, you are trying to project, what is your mind, you think that we are Pakistan, we are Burma, we are Myanmar, everything you, you are thinking …

AJ: Well unfortunately when you refuse to let people protest, it does appear so.

ZAM (speaking over her): …Ya, ya, we are not like you, you have early perception, you come here, you want to project us like undemocratic country. This a democratic country!

AJ: So why can’t people protest then, if it’s a democratic country?

ZAM (interjects at “protest then”): Ya, people protest, people then — first they protest, we are allowing protests, and they have demonstrated. But we just trying to disperse them and then later they, you know, disperse, but later our police compromise. They have compromised and allowed them to proceed to Negara. Police, our police have succeeded in handling them gently, right? Why do you report that and you take the opposition, someone from opposition party you ask him to speak, you don’t take from the government, right?

AJ: Why did you not break up these protesters –

ZAM (interrupting): Pardon? Pardon? Pardon?

AJ: Why did you not break up these protests more peacefully?

ZAM: I can’t hear you. I can’t hear you.

AJ: Why did you not break up these protests more peacefully?

ZAM: No we, we are, we, this protest is illegal. We don’t want, this, the, normally … (slight pause, then continues to talk while she interjects)

AJ (interjecting): OK, so let me return to my former question. Why is this protest illegal?

ZAM (babbling on): Ya it’s illegal protest because (AJ: Why?) we have the election in Malaysia. It’s no, no point on having the protest, we are allowing to have every, an election every five years, never fail. We not our like, are not like Myanmar, not like other country. And, and you are helping this. You Al-Jazeera also is helping this, this forces, the, you know, these forces who are not [?], who don’t believe in [?] …

AJ (seems to want to say something, but decides not to): I don’t … many thanks for joining us.

ZAM: I don’t, ya, you, Jazeera, this is, is Al-Jazeera attitude. Right?

(she doesn’t reply. In the background, the chants of the protesters fill the silence)

Friday, November 09, 2007

Thursday, November 08, 2007

I Want To Hold Your Hand.... NOT !!!

perjalanan balik daripada tokyo
bas berhenti di rest area
terus aku pegi ke tandas untuk ambik air sembahyang
sebelum naik bas untuk solat
singgah sebentar kat kombini
nak beli just oren
dan juga onigiri karashi mentaiko
305 yen
aku letakkan syiling 500 yen atas meja kaunter
kakak receptionist nak pulangkan baki 195 yen
dia hulurkan tangan
aku nak ambik
tapi aku tak nak batalkan air sembahyang
aku suruh dia letak duit baki atas meja kaunter aje
terus muka dia jadi shocked
dan macam nak nangis pon ada

she must have taken it the wrong way
dia mesti ingat aku tak nak sentuh dia
"sebab aku kotor?"
"sebab aku menjijikan?"
"sebab aku menjelikkan?"
terus aku rasa bersalah

maafkan aku wahai kakak receptionist
aku telah mengubah senyuman baik mu
jadi muram dan hitam

bukan niatkan ku untuk melukai hati mu
aku cuma nak jaga air sembahyang

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

randy random








Tuesday, November 06, 2007

kiritanpo satu syawal

[Kiritanpo] merupakan satu makanan tradisi org jepun kat akita nih. makanan nih simple aje nak buat nya. nasi akita komachi yg telah dimasak, dilenyek2 kemudian di salutkan mengelilingi chopstick atau pon seperti gamba diatas, batang kayu (!).

ni awek taiwan. bkn awek jepun. dan dia sedang menikmati kiritanpo. dan gamba nih diambik time raya ari tuh. there is going to be a post titled [What I Did During Eid] in which i plan to post soon, so stay tune.

so post hari ni mcam preview aje la kepada post yg akan aku post kan nanti. brapa banyak post daa....

p/s: kepada tazz: how does your mind translates the picture above?


yippie my order of Dead Rising for the X-Box 360 has arrived! i know it's not the latest game out there but this game is truly awesome! if john romero had made a zombie game, this is the closest thing to the classic Dawn of The Dead movie. to all the people who love and adore zombies like me, this game is a MUST HAVE!

speaking about latest games, i've pre-ordered Assassin's Creed and Mass Effect from play-asia. i also have Devil May Cry 4, Kane & Lynch, Army of Two, Call of Duty 4, Crysis etc in my list of games to consider buying. even the new 40gb ps3 looks damn too good to be missed. damn, 2007 must be one of the best years in gaming! and of course it is also the year which i'm going to waste my life time savings for digital entertainment. hell yeah i'm getting the 40 inch sony bravia and a new high end gaming rig with crossfire nvidia 8800 GT, dual core duo 2.66 ghz FTW !!!

i also re-watched the Transformers DVD again today. oh man, this movie is awesome, every time! it's just too pornographic for the brain!

Monday, November 05, 2007

Sunday, November 04, 2007

dah lama gila tak makan sushi....

the usual stuff that a normal person would do when he/she went to a sushi restaurant. they eat sushi. so do i. i don't have a lot of money, so sushi is a real delicacy to me. brilliant. went out to eat sushi with the other malaysians last friday. i just let the picture do the work of telling the story, IF there is a story to be told here.

サーモン炙り(toasted salmon)

スタミナ・サーモン(stamina salmon?)

マグロ炙り(roasted tuna)

大トロ(fatty tuna?)


chocolate moose

satisfied customer with a bad hair day but a very full belly

me eating ootoro. the video cuts out at the best part when the battery of my cellphone runs out. note to self: always charge the phone whenever going to a sushi restaurant.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

adult reading materials and toilets

i've been quite busy lately with assignments and reports; that's why i really have no time to post anything here. i have a lot of ideas and stories to told, i just don't have the time to think about it, arrange it into words and finally do the writing. but i hate to leave this blog with no new stuff.

that's why i'm going simple today and i would like to be able to achieve that by sharing my stupid curiosity about the significance of the adult materials corner and toilets in every japanese convenience store. every convenience store i went, they always put the adult corner just beside the toilet. every single store. seven eleven. sunkast. daily yamazaki. am pm. family mart. everywhere. it's funny though that a store with a name like family mart would sell porn.

so why would every konbini here, conveniently put their adult corner just beside the toilet? is it a symbolic thing? are they trying to teach the children who have free and easy access to these cheap pornographic materials to strongly associate porn magazines with taking a loooooooooong time in the toilet? i don't know. maybe i'll ask my japanese jehovah's witness friends about this matter.

anyways, convenience store in japanese is コンビニ (konbini - an adverb of コンビニエンスストア convenience store).
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