To someone.....

To whom it may concern,

Yes you. The one surfing the Internet in your shorts. You Longshot is ready to be sent. I will post it tonight.

Can't find any bubblewrap.
So newspapers will do.

Packed by #317

Art Asylum NCC-1701A Revisited

One of the items which I managed to get hold of when Wife was cleaning the room was the Art Asylum toy which I bought years ago. I would carefully take it out about once a year, check it, put in the batteries and "play" with it for a while, before taking more pictures and putting it back. The toy was made with so much detail that I am surprised. Because normally, for such price, they do not.

And now, because of a stuck button, I am now "licensed" to take it apart. Bwhahahahahah!

Want a detailed NCC 1701-A but without the hefty price tag?
Want a robust NCC-1701-A that is quite big? Want a model
that has light and sound? Then this is for you.
Forget about Bandai although its very detailed but too small
and expensive. Forget about AMT/ERTL as its big but too
inaccurate. Forget about Polar Lights as although its big, its
very intimidating and yes, its still a model kit.

Just look at the surface detail! (Ignore the dome as
its stuck.) If you want, you can scrape off the words,
then paint the aztec plates and use a new decal and
it would be still perfect.

Oh, the ring of lights. The Ring of Lights
How beautiful you are. But in this case,
you really need a photo-etched part.

Just look at the details on the secondary hull.
Makes me want to drill hole and light it up
with fibre optics.

Even the recreation room windows are there.

I know its stuck with super glue and so, whenever
I can, I will try to force the plastics apart.

Want to see how big the Polar Lights model is?
Yep. When its done (eventually), its 1 metre long

The IKEA Mammut

The girls got an Ikea Mammut stool each from my parents today. Kristine's was pink while Kaelynn's was Pink. They were excited because it is something new to them But I had to make sure they finished their dinner, and taken their bath before opening the plastic bags.

This is a good one. They actually tried to read the
instructions! So, while Kaelynn was trying to figure
out how to assemble the stools, Krsitine was already
trying to open hers first.

OK, without my help, they got the right idea.
Kaelynn is still trying to figure out the instructions.

One leg here..........

Two more here.....

"Hey! The chair fall down!"
Meanwhile, Kaelynn's putting the "Not my fault" face.

Now, Kristine tries to figure out the instruction while
Kaelynn tries to put the stool together.

"Still cannot, Daddy!"
What they did not realise is that
you need to force the leg in until
it snaps into place.

OK, so now, its Kaelynn's turn and she actually
forbids Kristine from helping her after what
just happened. She held up her palm to stop her.

And so, its back to the instruction
sheet again.

Big sister, being big sister, could not stop from
helping. Here, she is trying to force the legs
into place with her own weight.

OK, I had to stop her in case she injures herself.

Finally, the two stools are complete. But Kaelynn's
not in the mood for celebrating.

Wherever she pulls the stool Kristine
followed too. Very thick face la.

Ah, a book to keep them together.

Buy one only

While waiting for Mommy and Kristine to come back from buying some groceries, I took Kaelynn for a walk near the bookshops. She wanted a Tinkerbell book which I then bought for her. As we walked across the road, and into 7-11, she saw a Barbie doll. OK, so they do not sell original toys except for small Transformers, Hotwheels and Matchbox. But I just agreed with her its a Barbie doll.

But what she surprised me was, that
she told me she cannot have it because
she already has the Tinkerbell book. In
other words, she knows she can only buy
one item unlike her sister who will want

Today is Sunday

Ah. Sunday. The end of the Week (or for some, the Start of the week). The time where I can sleep late. So late, by the time I wake up, its dinner time (how I wish). Anyway, Sundays are funny days. For the whole week, I would be planning what to do on Sundays. I would be thinking to myself, I would be doing this and that in the mornings and then that and this in the afternoon and so on.

You're waiting for the bad news, right?

Damn right, you are. Let me tell you this. The moment you are married. The moment you have kids. The moment you want to continue your hobbies. These are "moments" are not wishful thinking that you can pull them and throw them as you wish. You're now a permanent part of it. And now, you will realise that your time is their time and their time is their time. There is no more "Me" time.

And so, on this wonderful Sunday morning, Mommy gets to clean the room of all rubbish and debris left conveniently placed for the last six months. And me? I get to stay in my room and surf the Internet.

Ha. Ha. Not really.

I get to go from room to room, looking for the girls every few minutes to make sure they're not doing any more mischief. Think of it as Doom and Tamagochi in one.

So, this was the reason why I woke up a few times
in the night, smelling something that resembles
chlorine. When I asked my Wife, she did not know
anything about it. The nightlight's bulb has burnt
and it was the components which generated the
smell. This was a lucky escape. The next time, I'll
have to take these signs more seriously.

While cleaning up, Kristine was running amok in
the room. She also found some of her clothes
which and started to wear them, getting on
everyone's nerves.

So, I had to take her out of the room

Although Kaelynn was more intelligent, I had
to get her out of the room as well. If one goes,
the other has to go too. Here, she is pretending
to read a book while I chased Kristine about.

During lunch, Mom had saved a piece of
duck drumstick but we were not in the
mood for it. Also, it reminds me of Duck
Dodgers of the 24 and a half Century.

In the afternoon, I got them
to play in the other room to
minimise property damage.

And they played until evening. Which is good
because they did not watch much TV today.

How much?

Somehow, when I go to buy things, I really need to look at a person before making a decision. But sometimes, I cannot escape especially when the goods have already been prepared and the person appears too late. Anyway, here are some of the meals I had for a three week period when I was bored/going out with technician/hungry. Forgot what this blog was all about anyway.

RM4.00: Kopi ais and with 2 bananas, two cream bread
Priced by Waiter

RM4.60: Kopi ais and Nasi Lemak with potatoes.
Priced by Waiter

RM5.60: Kopi ais and rice with dhal, potatoes and chicken
Priced by Waiter

RM5.10: Kopi ais with Nasi Lemak, begedil and some curry sauce
Priced by Waiter

RM3.50: Nasi Lemak with begedil and chicken rendang.
Priced by Lady

RM5.70: Fish with vegatables with as much rice as I want.
Price by Lady

The 21st Century Phaser

The 21st Century Phaser, was actually an OEM (Ordinance Enhancement Modification) device. The origin of the Phaser was unknown but it has been suspected to be from the Far Eastern Faction. To confuse Customs Officers in every port, it has been relabeled as a Mi Che Lin tool.

Fig. 1: Note the aesthetic design of the Phaser which
is aimed at right-handed users. Areas of operation
has been appropriately colour-marked; The trigger
unit and ammo selector has been given the standard
"operation red". However, serious considrations
have been noted for potential operators who are
experiencing life-long monochromasy.

Fig.2: As the Phaser is intended for non-military
operations, it has been fitted with very low power
emitter. The trigger allows for continuous single
or double emissions of photonic energy. However,
feedback from the field ranged from "Wow!" to
"Its a f*****g torchlight, you b****y idiot!"

Fig.3: In the case of depleted power due to
unmonitored continuous emissions, the Phaser
can be powered via manual operation of its
built-in secondary backup module.

Fig.4: With the increase of individual personal space
to one metre radius, the Phaser also allows the rare
and occasional selfish use of a non-violent sharpened
edge in pacifist manner.

Fig.5: The ergonomic design of the Phaser also
allows and enhances the function as a cranium
fragmentation impact tool should the selfish use
of its non-violent sharpened edge fails to
diffuse a potential life-threatening confrontation.