Motorcycle Made of Lighters

I came across this in the Internet.

Motorcycles made of lighters aka Lightercycles.

Click here for the original link

If you know me by now, I just got to try it!

With Jhon's help, he let me have his old lighters when he was a smoker 3 years ago.
 (he quited for me.. awww)


And of course, a quick search on Youtube on how to.
(The video will be at the end of this post)

Fixing was somewhat easy but there was one problem.

After getting frustrated on why the 'bodies' won't fix, we realized that the 'ang moh' lighters are different from Asian lighters. Apparently, they have a hole to clip on but we don't.

By the end of the assembly, we managed to make a Lightercycle but it was a somewhat of a fail because it will fall apart when you touch it because it was not assembled like it was supposed to. I guess it could have been easily fixed with super glue but the point of creating a lightercycle is not using any other items.

And yes, our lightercycle has no handle bars too for the same reason why we can't fix the bodies.


Well, at least we tried.

Below is the video on how to create your own lightercycle if you want to try yourself.
=)

   

Dreams & Reality

Last weekend, before Jhon left for the Philippines, we went to the Singapore National Museum for the Dreams & Reality gallery.


It show cases Masterpieces of Painting, Drawing; Photography from the Musée d’Orsay, Paris.
"From the collection of the world renowned Musée d’Orsay, over 140 Salon, Realists, Impressionists and Post-Impressionists paintings, photographs and drawings from the mid-19th century to the early 20th century will specially tour to Singapore this year"

The gallery is open until 5th February. You can buy your tickets here. BUT if you are an NTUC card member, you get to enter for FREE and your friends/family will get a discount!

Before we headed to the museum, we at breakfast at KFC at Funan. Yummy!


This is the first time I have ever been to a famous art gallery. I won't deny that I feel very 'atas'. hehe



This is one of my favorite painting on the gallery. I simply love the shades, story and feelings it portrays and the remarkable details.



The details of the next few paintings are wonderful. They look like photographs.



These are photographs and/or glass negatives.
See the bottom left corner of the picture? Look at the curtains. WTF? hahaha


Love this painting.



It's Aang from the Legend of the last air bender! kidding!





The famous painting practically everyone knows. Starry Night by the Rhode by Van Gogh.




Towards the end of the gallery, there is an interactive space where there are books and art paper for you to draw your own rendition of any of the artworks displayed. We initially did not know about it which explains the drawing of the eye.


I think Jhon did quite a good job.
The gallery was wonderful and to be surrounded by such masterpieces was breathtaking. Of course, I felt sour at the same time because my standard drawing is equivalent to a primary school student. Although i try to make it up with crafts.

I strongly recommend it to all art lovers.

   

Secret to a Long Lasting Relationship

I was 9gagging as usual and I came across to this.

Awwww....
There is something about old couple being together that will melt our heart.

So I jokingly say this to Jhon:

"Jhon! We have to get married NOW so that WE can be married for 70 years and people will go "Awwww" and ask us for advice for a long lasting relationship"

At this point, you would expect the age old answers like "Compromise, Trust, Appreciation" etc

But do you know what is my lovely Jhon's advice for a long lasting relationship?

"Don't Die"

Yes, a romance killer but if you really think about it, it's true.
You can try your best making a relationship work but there is no point if the partner dies and it would not deem as LONG lasting right?

Jhon, oh, Jhon, you always caught me off guard with your thoughts.

For more of his quirky thoughts, click below


   

Goodbye Love, Hello L.A. Noire

It's Chinese New Year again and it only means Jhon will be going back to his homeland, Philippines to take advantage of the long holiday.

He will be gone for 10 days and I am for sure going to miss him because we are somewhat inseparable.
But like they (whoever 'they' are) say, "Distance keeps the heart grew fonder" which is always the case every time he comes back. =)


Meanwhile, I have already had plans to keep myself occupied.

After more than 5 years apart from playing games (real games unlike FB games, handphone games), I have revived my gaming hobby.

After resisting much temptation, I have finally got my hands on L.A. Noire for PC. You see, when I start to play games like this, I would be oblivious to the real world. I will forget to pee, eat and naturally, get very little sleep. Shamefully, dark eye rings and eye bags are the main reason why I stopped. Vanity. pfft.


Anyways, I came across L.A. Noire game play by Tobuscus (that noisy talkative man lol) in Youtube and I.Just.Got.To.Play.It! It is everything I like in a game.



It is a crime investigation game that is quite hands on except for the police paperwork. hah! And the graphics are AMAZING and realistic. For all techies out there, here is a Tech Trailer of the game.



I have already started and so far I have managed to schedule and have self control with my game play.

I strongly recommend this game to all game lovers.

Oh yeah, I think the gaming blood has started to flow in because I have already put 2 more games in my list of games to play. Dragon Age and Alice: Madness Returns.

Don't worry, love. I will still miss you and will be impatiently wait for your arrival here.

Meanwhile......

   

Meeting Van Gogh

Okay, obviously I didn't meet Van Gogh since he is dead for many centuries ago and even if he was alive, I don't think our paths will ever cross.

Jhon and I went to the National Musuem for the Dreams and Reality exhibition.

I will post the outing when I go through over 300 pictures. =P

One of the significant painting that was somewhat special to us was the infamous painting, Starry Night at the Rhone by Vincent Van Gogh.


Not only we get to see the painting in real life, it also brought us memories of a little project we did on Van Gogh just for fun.

This is our impressionist artwork of one of his artwork, Starry Night made of eraser dirt.



No words can describe the feeling to be next to such a beautiful painting.

   

Dying His Hair Silver

I bet you are thinking "Why would anyone dye his hair Silver unless he is into Cosplay??"

Well, Jhon would.


His hair is quite stubborn and dark so dying with other colours usually has no big effect on his hair.

So we decided to choose a super duper light color to dye his hair.
 (after checking the color chart of course so that we know what shade it will turn out)


So yup, no bleaching, just a DIY Gatsby Aqua Silver hair dye to his hair.

Before


After


Love it!

   

Death vs Birth

I am just going to share something that recently happened at work that makes me wonder.

You see, my company has a lot of old timers so the number of deaths of a family member is rather high, from brothers to parents to relatives. There was even one time there were 3 deaths in one month; very depressing indeed.

It’s to a point that I make sure that I have $10 notes in hand just in case for condolence money. Yes, I give away that much regardless I how well I know that person. In the office, on a name list, I tend to see some $5, mostly $10 to $50 and on rare occasions, $100!

Where am I going with this?

Well, recently, a colleague’s wife just given birth to a baby. So the HR did their standard passing of list and an envelope for congratulatory (is that what you call it?) money.

Guess what? Everyone gave an average of $5. Why is this so? And why does this bother me? I don’t know!

Being the practical person that I am, I think should one give more or equal amount of money to a birth than a death.

Reason being that the only thing that you have to deal with death is a funeral whereas a birth has pampers, baby formula, clothes, countless of doctor’s appointment etc.

I just feel weird about it. It could not be the reason of lacking of money because we just received our bonus money.

Anyways, I know I shouldn’t let such trivial subject bother me so much but at least I managed to vent it out here and eventually forget about it until I come across this again. =D



   

Movie Review: Contraband

I was invited to watch Contraband on Tuesday and how can I not resist Mark Walhberg?

I have always admired him eversince I saw him in 'The Big Hit'. I find him so charming.


I digress.

He is now starring in a new thriller/action movie,


Synopsis
Mark Wahlberg leads the cast of Contraband, a fast-paced thriller about a man trying to stay out of a world he worked so hard to leave behind and the family he’ll do anything to protect. Set in New Orleans, the film explores the cutthroat underground world of international smuggling—full of desperate criminals and corrupt officials, high-stakes and big payoffs—where loyalty rarely exists and death is one wrong turn away.

Chris Farraday (Wahlberg) long ago abandoned his life of crime, but after his brother-in-law, Andy (Caleb Landry Jones), botches a drug deal for his ruthless boss, Tim Briggs (Giovanni Ribisi), Chris is forced back into doing what he does best—running contraband—to settle Andy’s debt. Chris is a legendary smuggler and quickly assembles a crew with the help of his best friend, Sebastian (Ben Foster), to head to Panama and return with millions in counterfeit bills.

Things quickly fall apart and with only hours to reach the cash, Chris must use his rusty skills to successfully navigate a treacherous criminal network of brutal drug lords, cops and hit men before his wife, Kate (Kate Beckinsale), and sons become their target.

 

I thoroughly enjoyed the movie. It has family values, simple yet creative places that amazes me and betrayal. It is a definitely a good watch as it does pulls you into the movie with some amusing scenes.

Catch it in the theatres near you!


   

Shopping at Johor Sentral

Yes! Me, the person who is not a big fan of shopping crosses the border to just to find...... SHOES!

Believe it or not, I always find it easier to find shoes that I like at City Square at Johor than other malls in Singapore. True enough, as soon as I enter the first shoe shop, I bought one. It was the only shoe I bought though. haha But I did bought other stuff. Will show pictures later.

So Fizah, Jhon and I went met up about 9am at Kranji and headed to JB Sentral.

We had breakfast at McDonald's and started going in and about the mall.

We stopped for a while for an ice-cream break and eventually ended up at J.Co for coffee and donuts.



We went home at about 5+pm and Jhon and I had a looong ride home.


So this is what I've bought.

A box of mini donuts requested by mom.


A beautiful dusty pink shawl.


A camera bag for our newly upgraded DSLR.


3 sets of baby clothes.


Hair spray only because it's cheaper there.


A small wallet for on days I got lazy to bring any bag.


A pair of shoes that I realized that matches my new shawl. hehe


And lastly, snacks! hehe


One thing that I still regret is buying a Vans sling bag. I was hesitating because of it's price but now, thinking about it. It was what I wanted to match my ruggered outfits and I want it bad. =( Now I am not sure when can I go Johor again and maybe by the time I get there, it's sold out. =(