Sunday, 31 August 2008

new furnitures

my new bookcase and table is coming from IKEA this coming sat...

you have no idea how long i've been waiting for the right time to get them.

as it was, i was flipping through the latest IKEA 2009 catalogue after i came back from taipei a few weeks ago and thought,

"wow, i think i really need another bookcase for my manga."

especially after i lugged 27 books of manga and 5 SaiMon novels back. i bought so much manga, that i actually got the VIP card from the 1st bookstore i went into where i bought 24 of the 27 books.


a VIP card...

for a bookstore in taipei...

i couldn't stop laughing at it myself...

so if anyone going to taipei is interested in getting any books from 垫脚书局, please do not hesitate to get the VIP card from me. haha.

anyway, back to my IKEA bookcase.

so i showed mom some of the cheap bookcases available. seems she was already planning on going down IKEA as she was looking at a new cupboard (for sis) and a new table to replace my current one.

i swear, my table has been with me for so long, i wouldn't be surprised if it was already rotting away inside. plus, juz imagine how dirty it is after so many years. not that i never clean it, but cos it's been so long, the dust is already embedded into the table top.

anyway, the plan was for her to go IKEA with dad, get the bookcase, table and cupboard. den claim whatever it is she needs to from me.

the new furnitures are coming in on saturday.

i can't wait! ^_^.``

Sunday, 17 August 2008

Olympic History



my gosh!
he has become one heck of an Olympic champion!

thought i couldn't catch his last swim, 4 x 100 medley relay, on Sunday, i had it all down on tape.

it was a great win but it still wasn't as fantastic as his 7th win on Saturday, in which he out-touched Milorad Cavic by 0.01sec.

an utterly unbelievable win. any slower and the 8-gold dream would have been out of his hands.

but there you have it.

he won Mark Spitz's 7-gold record.

he had 7 new world records.

his name, MICHAEL PHELPS, will go down in history.


last Saturday was also the day in which the Men's 100m run had a new world record by Usain Blot from Jamaica.

another unbelievable win, where he run a record 9.69sec!


i don't think i can even do 50m in that time, much less 100m!

now it's a matter of whether Blot will win the 200m on Wednesday night, in which he is the current world champion.

back-to-back golds in the sprints?

he will try and accomplish it.
and maybe, just maybe, break Michael Johnson's 12-yr old record. (!!)

anyway, i've spent all of my last weekend's nights watching the athletics.

i will still continue to do so for the rest of the remaining Olympic days.

i'm so glad most of the track finals are in the evening rounds.


Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Olympics 2008

while i may not keep up with the world of sports most of the time, Olympics is the only time you'll see me glued to the TV screen watching events you'll never expect me to watch.

my all time favorites, Women's Volleyball and Track events.

mainly due to influence from my secondary school days when i spent that one week trying out volleyball when i was in sec1, i am all for women's volleyball.
(just don't expect me to watch the men's event cos i juz think it's weird to see men playing volleyball.)

i'm hoping for Brazil to win their gold medal after a very very long draught at previous Olympics. they're off to a pretty good start at the prelims, winning their 3rd straight game (as of today) and being placed 1st in Pool B.

as for track, though i like the short events like the 100m and 200m, the long events (1500m, 10,000m) are the ones i usually love to watch. basically cos i'm such a bad long-distance runner that i prefer to juz watch them on screen. ahaha.

then there's the gymnastics and diving competitions that you'll watch to wonder how there's actually people out there that can do those difficult twists and turns when you can barely even touch your own toes with your legs out straight.

but this year, i'm especially excited to watch the swimming finals. as is every other Olympic spectator out there.

one reason.

Michael Phelps.

you really can't ignore this guy even if you want to. if you thought Ian Thorpe was great, Phelps is fantastic!

11 Olympic gold medals under him. (as of now)

add that to the multiple world records he's broken in just these 6 days alone.

but you really don't need me raving about him. cos everyone else is doing it. (i shall do mine in the comforts of my own home)

so will he get his 8 gold medals to overthrow Mark Spitz's 7 gold medals win in one Olympic meet?

we'll find out on Sunday.