Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Wennice's birthday!

Haha last one for today, I just have to put everything in my blog before I forget, this was on the 24th, at Delight, Greentown :p

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Can't get more candid than this :D

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Bingo! Yippee!!

Yen's birthday!

Another overdue post, this one from 7th July!

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Eyes small, cannot see in the picture, so I had to pry em open :(

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Ice Mountain came too :p

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Birthday girl!

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Neko holding the Catbus doll!

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Karaoke is fun, nothing is better than torturing friends with horrendous singing :D

Poh, Darren & Theng's birthday!

Haha so this is a super long overdue post I couldn't even remember exactly when it was, probably 2nd July :D We had dinner at 2+1, and when everyone have filled their stomachs up enough, we went back to Shen and Ring's place for cakes, drinks and games!

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Theng had a movie to catch, so she missed out on this part!

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Ring, Shen & Angel made the wall drawings, with poster colour , very nice, and easily removable should the landlord object to it :D

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Couldn't play till late that night as everybody had to work on Friday, so we only hung around till 1am+, good times though!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Nearly there!

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Yep, weather was pretty pleasant early this morning!

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Not long before completion! Dad bailed me outta lotsa trouble by helping with the bodywork; he prepped the fuel tank for me after I had to sand and fill the damn thing up for the umpthteen time :p

Sunday, July 26, 2009

This weekend, I...

1. Celebrated Wennice's birthday. We had a blast playing with the Bingo set Eric got her.

2. Lost 2 bucks playing Bingo. Won 7 :)

3. Finally had a good night's sleep, especially when I was already pretty zonked out during the party.

4. Helped Yen fix some stupidly mounted lamps at her workplace.

5. Managed heaps of progress with the Z50M.

6. Attended neighbour's birthday. Celebrated mom, son, and 2 daughter's birthday all at once. All in July :)

7. Found out that they have an interesting culture of feeding each other cakes. With 4 birthday boys / girls + a few more relatives. Yep, there's a loooot of cake feeding. I'm not sure if all Indians do that though. Also found out that they are all very good dancers!

8. Made quite a few new friends. Though I'm lousy at remembering names :p

9. Went from guest to host when Dad invited our neighbours to the "clubhouse".

10. Taught kids how to play pool and darts.

11. Learnt how to do Bollywood dance. Just a bit :p

12. Drank little, but felt so drunk and happy like I haven't had in quite some time. Darn beer, especially warm ones, they make me feel queasy. Uncles kinda scared after I kept pounding them with glass after glass on the rocks. I just like the flavour as is, undiluted.

13. In a stupor, placed the keys into the same pocket with my E900. Put on a lot more scratches than I've had in all the nearly 3 years I've had it.

14. Slept like dead again.

15. Woke up a bit groggy. Freshened up and put the bike back together.

16. Went to Lost World with Yen and my family. Played for more than 2 hours, was pretty fun, and the scorching weather only made dipping in the pools so much more fun. Had a second lunch at the restaurant outside. Food is so so now but the breeze is good!

17. Played snooker.

18. Played darts.

19. Played ping pong with neighbours.

20. Rode the scooter.

21. Rode Bro's bicycle. Dad fixed up 2 I think. My bicycle's on next week's to-do list.

The past few days have been very tiring, but I feel so much more alive than I've had in quite some time, keep it coming!!

Coming back together nicely

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Once upon a time, actually about 6 years back, I thought the engine looked crappy so I spray painted it. Did a lot of masking and sprayed it nicely, was pretty proud of it. Then the carburetor started leaking and the petrol made run marks on the engine. This time round, I've stripped the engine of all paint, gonna polish it. But... IF I knew back then that working with paint stripper will be such a bitch, I would have never started painting it, gyahhh, so painful and itchy!!!!!!!! Live and learn :D

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Accidentally scraped the left front fork, gotta do some repainting, luckily the layer of gold is still intact!

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Wanted to do more, but I had a party to attend at 2000 and it was already 1945, had to run!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Cupboard cleaning!

Had to make space for some clothes, so I cleared a compartment in my cupboard. Found lots of old stuff inside; college assignments, old uniforms, belts, and among them, these boxes:
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Haha so these are the boxes for my handphones, camera, watch, and diecast cars. Coincidentally, all the electronic devices that came with these boxes are all still around and they all work! The blue plushy is a 2007 birthday gift from MC, Sauw Leng & Wan Jun, and it's sitting on that cute puppy pudding container that can double as a coin bank! Also in there is my personal snooker cue, not that I have much use for it since I suck at the game anyway. Kai Ye gave it to me years ago, might be some nice brand, might not be, donno, don care, not a fan of pool. The cue is pretty straight, I'll give it that, and it made poking my sister's rib from afar all that much easier. The axe, I've forgotten how long I've had it, very well made and it drips quality even if the handle is awkward, my uncle did a very good job crafting it!

Oooh, and, again, while cleaning up another cupboard, what can I find, but another pile of unopened ang paos? Weeeeeee, I think I'm gonna clean up my stuff more in the future!

Ang pao opening session!!!!

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Mr Blue Plushy will be keeping guard :D

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Today...

...I killed my mouse. Again. It was coming on and off while I was working on something, so up the ceiling, against the wall and on the floor it went with one swipe of my arm. R.I.P. my el cheapo RM12 mouse. You won't need to suffer whenever I dig my nose while using the laptop anymore...

...and today afternoon is a pretty dulan afternoon, stupid fuel tank kept giving me problems. Must be about the 6-7th time I'm applying putty and paint now. Dulan is an understatement actually, but I always have things my way. I want the fuel tank to be all nice and almost perfect, and I'll make it that way, so I'm gonna effin sand the whole fucker down, lard it with shitloads of putty and sand all the skin off my hand away with it if it's what it takes. Gahhhhhhhhh!!

I also put the seat brackets to the machine brush, then sanded on em with all my channeled anger, with rough grit sandpaper. Uncovered lotsa bare metal that last saw sunlight in Japan, circa 1967. I was gonna skimp on the brackets, but somehow the fuel tank made me more determined to make things good, so yippey yay yay to nicer seat brackets now! Oooh, so the surviving original red paint on the bike under all those newer paintjobs is actually very similar to Vermillion, might even be Vermillion, very nice, but my new colour scheme is gonna be better!!!

Stopped early today cuz I'm zonked out, just laid on the floor and stared at the effin clouds that were happy to block sunlight and throw some mini drizzles on me today:
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Then I got a boh liao idea:
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For this stupid idea, I nicked the freshly painted frame!!! Gyahhhh!!

...I have lots more work ahead to get the bike together, gotta stay patient and not rush things out.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Memories!

Speaking bout lawns in the last post, I just remembered I have some old pics of the Z50M!
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I was about 6 or 7 then..

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...yep, the lawn at our old home is kinda huge. There's an approximately 10x15ft swimming pool filled up and hidden behind the jalopy, Dad borrowed a tractor and dug it out himself about the time I was born, and after many years of seldom use, it was filled up to make it safer for us and our pets. Pets, those are some of the many rabbits and bunnies we had in front of the stone bench. I loved them all dearly, but after one too many of em got preyed upon by the goddamn cats, we had to give em all away, sadly, hoping they'll be safe.

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Yep, Bro's riding pillion. He's only 5 then? Not too long passed from then before he started riding too! Oh wait, so the swimming pool hasn't been filled up yet when this pic was taken. See the blurry white patch at the top left corner? That's the pool's edge, I'd just realised it could still be seen in the above pic too :p

More awesome than the old home's lawn is the huuuuuge field opposite! Access from our door front is by means of a narrow plank mounted over the 2ft+ gutter, with an elevation of 1ft+. I think I never fell before la, so I could ride the bike over that plank again and again without batting an eyelid. Die la now, prod me with a bbq stick also I don't think I can make it anymore!
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This is 1/3 of the field in the pic I suppose, and Kok Wai is behind me. The bike had a Suzuki TS100 rear fender Dad modified to fit then. Tailight is the enduro one still used on the bike until now! I love this style in the pic, but Dad mentioned that as the TS100 fender has a huge radius, it really is kinda unsightly near the chainguard and engine. 19-inch wheel fender on 10-inch wheel, haha, I guess it's true.

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Last pic I have! Miss those helmets, mine's White, Bro's Navy, both styled kinda like the one Tsujimoto Natsumi wears while riding the Motocompo, I wonder if I can still get those!

Saturday

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Ah, why can't we have a pool at home anymore? I miss the pool at our old home, having nearly 2000 square feet of lawn was awesome.

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The trees, they grow up so fast.

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Buffer! Just because not all coconuts can survive a 20ft fall :D The ones that did not make it let out a burst of coconut juice upon contact with ground, very dramatic :)

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I played bowling with the old ones!

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Then we climbed another tree to get these.

Yep, Saturdays are awesome!

Aerosol is fun!

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Maziora!!!!!!!!

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Just jesting, here is the frame smothered in some Black, filler, Grey, filler, White, Gold, and Candy Red! Too time consuming, I think I'll just keep these wacky colour combinations for scale model cars next time :p Pics don't do the colour any friggin justice at all; the Gold shimmering beneath the Candy Red when under the hot sun is just too awesome and yummy!

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Lazy mock-up. It's an ambulance!! LOL

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