28 + 4 ways to know if you're Chinese

I just found this from a Forum (Posted by Forummer maxx) and after reading it, I think it applies more to a typical Malaysian.

1. You unwrap gifts very carefully, so you can save and reuse the
wrapping (and especially those ribbons).

2. When there is a sale on toilet paper, you buy 100 rolls and store them
in your closet or in the bedroom of an adult child who has move out.

3. You keep a Thermos of hot water available at all times.

4. You save grocery bags, tin foil, and tin containers. You use the
grocery bags to hold garbage.

5. You hate to waste food
a ) Even if you're totally full, if someone says they're going to
throw away the leftovers on the table, you'll finish them. (Your mom will
give a lecture about starving kids in Africa)

b ) You have Tupperware in your fridge with three bites of rice or one
leftover chicken wing.

6. You don't own any real Tupperware-only a cupboard full of used but
carefully rinsed margarine tubs, take out containers, and jam jars.

7. You have a collection of minature shampoo bottles that you take every
time you stay in a hotel.

8. You wipe your plate and utensils or wash them in a small basin of hot
water before you eat every time you go to a restaurant.

9. You own a rice cooker and a slow cooker.

10. You wash your rice at least 2-3 times before cooking it.

11. You fight (literally) over who pays the dinner bill.

12. You have a teacup with a cover on it.

13. If you're under age 20, you own a really expensive walkman if you're
over 20, you own a really expensive camera.

14. You're a wok user.

15. You only make long distance calls after 7pm.

16. You prefer your shrimp with the heads and legs still attached-it means
they're fresh.

17. You never call your parents just to say hi.

18. If you don't live at home, when your parents call, they'll ask if
you've eaten, even if it's midnight.

19. Your parents tell you to boil herbs and stay inside when you get
They also tell you not to eat fried foods or baked goods because
they're heaty (yeet hay in Cantonese).

20. You e-mail your Chinese friends at work, even though you only sit 10
feet apart.

21. You always cook too much.

22. You eat every last grain of rice in your bowl, but don't eat the last
piece of food on the table.

23. You starve yourself before going to all you can eat buffet.

24. You know someone who can get you a good deal on jewelry or
electronics, computers.

25. You own your own meat cleaver and sharpen it.

26. Your toothpaste tubes are all squeezed paper-thin.

27. You know why this list consists of only "28" reasons.

28. You take this message and forward it to all your Chinese friends.


There are four more indications that you need to add

*29 You wrap with napkins all the knives, spoons and forks of the airline
that you fly on and put in your travelbag as souvenirs.

*30 You never forget to take with you all the unused bath and facial
tissues when you check out from the hotel because you believe that you
have paid it all.

*31 You will laugh at yourself when you read all of them

*32 And you will always proud because you're Chinese.

Star Trek Voyager Model

Ever since I cleaned the model kit from the termite's gunk last weekend, my mind was occupied with the idea of building the kit. Yeah, its a dangerous thought because I could get killed (by Wifey)

But then again, what have I got to lose? The Limited Edition kit was already in shambles, the decals were eaten and so were its instructions and box. So, its pretty useless as a kit since there are no parts for kitbashing too.

After scouring the Net for various reference to the studio and BGI model, the kit I have is quite ok, after I made some modifications (If I want to). It has the size compared to the smaller but ultra accurate Bandai version. There was a story behind this but I am not quite sure if its true or not. Seems that when the Star Trek Merchadise License is up for grabs, a few model companies wanted it. ERTL no longer had the license (they make OK kits but were so inaccurate and after every movie, the model was repakaged but with not much inprovement). So, Monogram decided to showcase their expertise with the Limited Edition USS Voyager which is great. That is, until Bandai. famous for its innovative Gundam kits, came out with the USS Enterprise 1701A, the Enterprise-E and of course, the USS Voyager which blew everyone away. Unfortunately, the latest licensee went to Polar Lights which came out with an almost 1metre USS Enterprise 1701A which of course, the Star Trek modelling World once again, went mad. Because if they did the USS Enterprise-D on the same scale, the model would be about 6 feet long.

After spending many nights thinking about it, I think I am going to light it up but also at the same time, modify the model into a "What if" scenario (Like this one or these ones). I mean, wouldn't you get bored look at the same perfect and slightly more acurate model day after day? Ha ha ha ha ha.

Yeah, if I am lucky, it might get finished sometime before I retire.

Bandai Ultimate USS Voyager
Monogram's Limited Edition USS Voyager
USS Voyager's colour reference
Polar Lights USS Enterprise 1701A
If all the models were scaled at 1/350 scale...
And if you got the ERTL Enterprise 1701A and need anal accurizing

No Touch & No Go

I am celebrating the fourth day anniversary of my 8 year old first Generaton SmarTag whose 3M acrylic sticker failed by drinking a cup of Iced Neslo.

Yeah, I am bored in the Office today.

Good news

On October 6, Eddy Stevens has won the case against Sony in regards to the "Modding" of the Playstation consoles which allows these machines to play copied games. In other words, the cost of an Ori would go down. Or an Australian could visit Malaysia, see Uncle Ho and come back with more games, if they can escape customs, that is. Alright, they can go to Sony Wings and buy the game cheaper compared to Australia. Don't ask me the cost of these things because I do not have any excuse to step into a Sony Wings shop unless I can't help it.

But over here in Malaysia, although this does not make any difference, but it is good news nevertheless. Unless the ruling is meant for the "obsolete" Playstation1 and not PS2.

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