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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Dilemma


We recently did a last minute writing recording of an original song for the Levi's Live Unbuttoned contest. I wrote the lyrics and vocal melody with my guitar and Jun Han and Wee Hin (my lead guitarist and bassist) wrote guitar, bass and drum parts over night and did mixing the following afternoon. Submitted on the last minute!!

The best part of the recording is that we recorded the vocals in Jun Han's toilet!!
*so that my mic would capture a fuller sound*

That was 2 weeks ago. Just this morning, I received a call from Levi's congratulating me that we have been short listed as top four to work with Paul Morrison and Greg Henderson in the studios to work on our song for the finals.

This came to me as good news and bad news. Good news is that we gain publicity, a chance to gig for the Levi's event and a chance to win the prize money.

Bad news is that the dates clash with our 2 other gigs on the 9 and 10 of August, and also with Iris's Penang trip for her Convocation over there. I've really been looking forward to all those events and now I might have to forgo them just for this. I'm TORN!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The Unfortunate Truth

At first I saw "passionately made soya milk", I thought it was funny. But this one takes the cake.


At least its something that cleans up and isn't corrupted for a change ;)
Be Proud About IT (its our only pride), Be Malaysian!

For those of you who voted to kill "Chantell" off the MissWorldMalaysia contest, you can rejoice knowing that the underqualified tart has received the boot of justice!

Monday, July 21, 2008

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Long Awaited Bundle of Joy!

It has arrived after 2 weeks of suspense..


I prepared the housings and moved the new occupants in..


Pamphobeteus platyomma


Avicularia versicolor


etc. etc. etc.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Scrubbing a Mite Infested Tarantula Clean

I recently discovered a mite infestation on one of my tarantulas. She's a Malaysian species (Cyriopagopus sp. "blue") and currently has a 7" legspan.

So wrangled her in with the help of Kevin an Iris (to pry her sticky legs off her tank) to scrub the mites off. I have lost about 7 tarantulas due to mite infestations so I wasn't gona let this one go without a fight.

As you can see, I have circled(in red) the mite's on the tarantula. They normally gather at the beginnings of the fangs, under and between the fangs and at the joints of a tarantula.

I scrapped them off with 2 pieces of paper and blew them away once they lost their grip

Finally I swiped between her fangs like a credit card to clear off some mites between the fangs.


She's been doing great since the big cleanup :)

Friday, July 11, 2008

Contact Lense BBQ Hazard.. more to it

I'm sure you've seen the email warning about the heat hazard concerning contact lens wearers. IT goes something like this:

"Those who wear contact lenses, remove them when you have to attend a BBQ party or whatsoever that got to do with flames... I heard a horrible true story about contact lenses.... It happened to a 21 year old guy, he wore a pair of contact lenses during a barbecue party. While, he was barbecuing, he stared at the fire charcoals. After a few seconds, he started to scream for help and moved rapidly, jumping up and down. No one in the party knew why... When he arrived at the Hospital, the doctor said he'll be blind permanently courtesy of the contact lenses that he had worn. Contact lenses are made by plastics, and the heat from the charcoal melted his contact lenses. So, tell all your friends...."


I've been a bit worried about getting close to really hot places like the sauna and bbqs (but I still did anyway, just felt worried while I was at it) since I read that a few years ago. I just got the same forwarded mail again today and decided to do some research. Turns out it's a HOAX!!

In case ur wondering, the "Tommy Hilfiger is Racist" email is also a hoax. Tommy never appeared on the Oprah show. He was only invited to come after the hoax blew up into such a huge issue so that they could set the record straight. I hate to admit it but I also believed that for more than a year until I did some research and found THIS a couple of months back.

References:
American Welding Society: CONTACT LENS WEAR (.pdf)
FDA: Contact Lens - Risks
Safety Tips for Contact Lens Wearers

OSH Answers: Contact Lenses at Work