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We Love You Michael

(Image from tipoyok’s Flickr)

My uncle Halim asked me yesterday what my feelings were on Michael Jackson’s death.

I said, “Uncle, you’d be hard-pressed to find a child of the Eighties who didn’t, at one point or another, try to do the Moonwalk.”

We love you, Micheal. Rest in peace.

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Nani

No one actually knows how old our grandmother is.

All we know is that Nani was a child during the Second World War. She was adopted by her uncle after her parents were killed when the Imperial Japanese Army bombed their shophouse in Penang.

All records of her birth were lost, along with everything else her family owned.

I don’t mind that no one knows her actual age. I’m just glad that I took that picture when she dropped by our house for dinner last night.

I haven’t seen her smile like that in a long, long time.

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Happy Monkey Day

(Image from Monkey & Timmy’s photostream)

Today is the first day of Nora‘s long-awaited holiday.

So, that officially makes today Happy Monkey Day.

Happy bumming, nowamunkie. :*

(P.S. Just for you fact-checkers out there, the other Happy Monkey Day is on December 14.)

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Sundays are for brainstroms

(Image form Nora)

Yup, brainstroms.

It’s a personal joke between me and Nora.

You’ll never get it, so don’t trip.

By the way, Urbanscapes was fun.

It was great meeting up with Nora’s friends, hanging with old buddies like Shinji, Words, Cliq and the rest as well as enjoying some (very necessary) personal space away from work etc.

Yes, because today it’s back to work-mode; I have a brainstrom later at 2pm with Ari and Tony.

I’m gonna give us half an hour before the discussion diverts to Web Standards trivia, Death Cab for Cutie and girls.

If it was with Irwan, Keith or Jo, the discussion would inevitably divert to DJing, drum n bass and girls.

LOL

Have a good Sunday.

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The Great Drum n Bass Swindle

I’ve got a Flickr photostream called Drum n Bass.

It’s going to document all of my drum n bass adventures.

If you’ve got some photos that you’d think would be great to add to it, leave a comment with a link!

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25 Years in Usability

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” Since I started in 1983, the usability field has grown by 5,000%. It’s a wonderful job ā€” and still a promising career choice for new people.”

– Jakob Nielsen, web usability consultant.

Congratulations to Jakob Nielsen for the first 25 years of improving the Web!

I’ve learned heaps from his books and even just being on his mailing list.

Here’s to the next 25 years of knowledge, guidance and inspiration from the guru of Web page usability.

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Kubhaer Does A Backflip

(Image from Kubaher)

One of the funniest things about using Facebook is the ability to create totally random groups.

My friend Kubhaer (who is also a runner) just started a Facebook group called Kubhaer Does A BackFlip to document a dare from his friend Darrel.

He also just won an MC battle with me on MSN:

suff says: u r bigger then lolcats now

I’m Officially A Runner says: lolcats are terrible

suff says: u r bigger then them

I’m Officially A Runner says: i’m merely a C Grade celebrity

suff says: ur building momentum

I’m Officially A Runner says: like a boulder

suff says: being pushed by the hulk

I’m Officially A Runner says: while rolling down a snow covered hill

suff says: in the himalayas

I’m Officially A Runner says: being chased by the yeti

suff says: who fear not, the confetti

I’m Officially A Runner says: at all times, heading towards the jetty

I’m Officially A Runner says: *are we rapping now?*

suff says: *yeah, dawg*

suff says: don’t hate me, coz it’s petty

suff says: *continue*

I’m Officially A Runner says: i discriminate against your race like as if you are shilpa shetty

I’m Officially A Runner says: i’m veronica coz i hate you, betty

suff says: but betty knows, ain’t no dog who don’t like it sweaty

I’m Officially A Runner says: your rhymes are obsolete like olivetti

I’m Officially A Runner says: i’m elevated like the illuminati

I’m Officially A Runner says: your devastated like victims of a tragedy

suff says: *woah, mc battle!*

suff says: yo mama, she so fat, she jumped in the pool and it got empty

I’m Officially A Runner says: yo mama’s so slutty she always try to tempt me

suff says: yo mama, she so dirty, she got algae

I’m Officially A Runner says: yo mama’s so big, she tried to whale shark my mama’s algae

suff says: but that still make yo mama skanky

I’m Officially A Runner says: yo whale shark mama is still hooting at me, asking for some hanky panky

suff says: yo mama? man, she freaky deaky

I’m Officially A Runner says: that was terrible

I’m Officially A Runner says: i dont want to play anymore

I’m Officially A Runner says: you suck

I’m Officially A Runner says: stick to junglism

suff says: haha

suff says: ok

suff says: you win this round

I’m Officially A Runner says: you took all that time and all you came up with was freaky deaky

suff says: i was away!

suff says: had a quick briefing

I’m Officially A Runner says: eminem doesn’t make dat excuse

suff says: eminem doesn’t work at an agency, yo

suff says: hey can i post our mc battle on my blog?

I’m Officially A Runner says: yeah

I’m Officially A Runner says: as long as you acknowledge your weak and lost you the battle

EDIT: Kubhaer wants me to acknowledge that I lost the MC battle because “i am weaker than he”. Koobs, there ya go. =)

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