Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Pointless Post #30

Here's a picture of me next to an ad in Prangin Mall about internet or something. The turtle is surfing on it's own shell at a high speed with a happy smile on its face, showing you just as how fun and fast you could be experiencing the internet if you subscribed to their service.

The turtle's expression makes me laugh.

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Pointless Post #29 - Tim's Future Wife Edition

Ok, so this happened a few days ago, but I think its still pretty significant. While at HKIA I met this pretty lady and talked to her a bit, but no matter what I said, she didn’t seem too impressed (maybe it was my “accent”).
I don’t quite get what she was shaking her head about, but later…

She seemed to fancy me… that’s right, don’t be shy…

Or maybe I was just taking funny, staged photos with advertisements around the airport… yeah people were looking at me funny, but the end result is a funny picture!
Her size in the ad was just perfect for me to pose along side. You should try it. Taking funny pictures is funny.

And sorry, I can't remember what brand this ad was for.

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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Chinese high-heel wearing terrorist...?

I'm in Hong Kong International Airport waiting for a connecting flight to Penang (the actual time where I'm located is June 22, 12:32am). My sister and I are visiting our grandfather and other family members in Malaysia for 2 weeks. It was an unexpected trip due to his health (we decided on coming on this trip literally 1 week ago and everything worked out despite me having an expired passport (had to pay extra for faster processing) by the grace of God).

Anyways, we have a +7 hour layover here and so we're at a laptop station trying to check email and stuff. For some reason, the outlets don't work so we're just sitting here banging away on our computers on battery power. A young lady just walked up to us, stuck a charger connected to her cellphone into the outlet and walked away. I don't know where she went. I'm hoping it's not a bomb.

EDIT: The phone vibrated across the counter, startling us... There's now 1 missed call...

EDIT EDIT: She came to pick up her phone 10 minutes later. I didn't have the heart to tell her that I don't think her battery charged. Oh well. I'm alive and in one piece.

Friday, June 19, 2009

The light... it BURNS!

Know what's cool? The SFSS Health and Dental Plan that was introduced earlier this year. I almost opted out of it, because, pffft, come on... I'm Tim. I'm invincible. And I could have used the extra money for more important things, like crunchy Cheetos. But I didn't, and I'm glad because now I can wander around the house looking like an idiot for the next three hours:

Huzza? Whooza? What was that?!

I got my eyes checked today (woohoo covered!) and the optometrist put these drops in my eyes that dilated my pupils, so everything close to me is fairly blurry to me now and I'm super sensitive to light. I had to squint my way home. And I don't have sunglasses, so thank you Cineplex for these wonderful 3D glasses (ps. Up is good, but not worth the money to see in 3D)! They get the job done.

For the two of you that read this, yes, this could have been classified as a Pointless Post, but because of the length and the bonus visual, I thought I'd give it its own post. Trying to change things up a bit. Wouldn't want you to get bored. I'd lose readers and then my sponsors would kill me! That floppy disk guy is a task master!
Saw gas for 113¢/litre. Caramba!.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Scotiabank FAIL

What's a fun thing to do in the middle of a worldwide recession? Sign up for a new credit card that's what! What? You thought I was going to say be prudent and cut back on spending? No, that's too easy. And to be fair, today doesn't feel like a real recession anyways (scroll down to "A Real Recession" for some good reasoning).

Anyways, to be fair, I didn't really want a new credit card, and I wasn't looking for one, but SCENE Visa promised me 2 free movie tickets if I signed up for one, so who am I to say no to that? Free! I filled out the application in late April...

Received my new card in May...

Finally got around to activating my credit card yesterday. And then what happens when I check the mail an hour later? I've received my first bill from Scotiabank about my new SCENE Visa card!

IT'S FIVE PAGES (ahem...technically, 3 sheets of paper)!

It states that I have a payment due on June 25, 2009 for a total minimum payment of $0.00.... here, you read it:
NOTE: yes, I blurred some stuff out    8^p
Completely unnecessary junk mail. Literally and physically. Good job automated corporate computer systems. I think the thing that confuses me most is that I hadn't even activated or used my card yet and a bill was already sent... strange.

Friday, June 05, 2009

Haircuts are fun

A long time ago I mentioned that my sideburns were long.
So for my enjoyment and your disgust, I made some animated GIFS!

This is partly due to the fact that a few weeks ago, some random lady thought I was in my mid to late 20s (which made me feel bad), but then another random lady yesterday thought I was still in highschool (which made me feel good).

Before and after my haircut, I took some funny (or demented?) photos.

I also thought, with a bit of a stretch, when my hair is long, I look more Mongol (good movie) since hair like that seems to be uncommon on Asian people, but then when I'm all haircutted up, I look more Han.

Wow I really do look like a tool.

 Saw gas a few days ago 109¢/litre. Zoweeee.

Monday, June 01, 2009

Pointless Post #28

When I was in high school, I used to be able to crack an egg with one hand beautifully. Lately, I have been having trouble cracking an egg with two hands... sometimes having to pick broken shell out...Sigh

Also, I put some pants on yesterday morning (no applause necessary) two pant legs at a time (I sit on a chair... I can't do a mid-air-two-legs-pants-on yet) and they fit very snugly around my waist. I thought, "Cool, I don't need a belt today."

Three hours later, my pants had slid down halfway around my butt so that I looked like a suburban white boy who thinks he's fly just because he listens to gangsta rap. I can't recall this happening to me before. *shrugs*

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