Tuesday, November 28, 2006

HamSap Man

The term casanova is used to describe a (usually) dashingly handsome man who is eloquent and charming, who goes after many girls. However, if the goes-after-many-girls man is un-tall, un-handsome and has oily hair and face, we simply refer to him as a hamsap man.

Most men are more or less hamsap but this fellow that is sooo hamsap (and everyone knows it) that if he puts himself in the second place for hamsap men challenge, nobody would admit to be in the first. While everyone here always strives to maintain friendly, professional relationships with those we teach, this man's ultimate goal is to buaya all the girls in his class, except for the taller ones (lucky them!) And as if buaya-ing current students is not enough, he also buayas former students. I can't imagine the lives of the male students in his class (neglected, cast-aside, left to rot away...)

At the company's annual dinner, most staff were enjoying themselves relaxing and having conversations, other than enjoying the food. However, the hamsap man's mission at the dinner was to spot as many beautiful ladies as possible, stalk them, find out who they were and where they're from. If he went about his filthy business discreetly, I wouldn't be writing this post right now - no - he had to announce how many ladies he's spotted, how many times he's walked around to stalk them and count his "successes" (this so-and-so sits at that table). That should be more than enough to disgust all the ladies (and even some of the gentlemen). Then, I heard from a lady colleague this morning that he actually went over to our lady boss and commented "You look very sexy!" The boss said nothing, but the moment she turned away from him, her face turned as black as RGB 000000! SIGH. That's what we call hamsap-ing without using brain. Sick.

Thursday, November 16, 2006


I saw this DVD player last night at a shop - it boasts to be DVD, DVD-R, DVD-RW, CD, VCD, MP3 etc. compatible. Very impressive. Then, I saw the advertisement sign for the player on top of it: the slogan went something like "What you have, we can play" and in bold caps "KING OF PLAYABILITY". I laughed out loud reading that (and people who saw me must had thought I was crazy). Well, there is nothing wrong with the word "playability" - it just strikes me as a really funny way of describing a DVD player :P

Monday, November 13, 2006

What - It's You!

Imagine this - by sheer coincidence, your apartment-mate in college was your secondary school senior; or your university friend's father was your own father's school-mate; or the karate guy you knew in college happened to be your husband's bestfriend since childhood... I've had all of that - and more. And it keeps happening.

Recently, I attended my husband's high school reunion dinner. I don't usually like such intimately nostalgic functions full of strangers to me, but I know quite a handful of them, because we went to the same university (yeah, this world is that small), so it wasn't a completely stangers-ful for me. And there I was - enjoying my food and watching MTV while the old friends sought one another out. All of the sudden, out of the corner of my right ear (ok, there's no such thing, but it adds drama to the sentence *wink*) I heard a familiar name pronounced. Casually, I let my eyes roll the the direction of the voices, and there she was - a familiar face, right there in front of me. I grabbed her hand, not sure of what to say, not sure if I'd gotten the right person. After all, I have not seen her in person for almost ten years - since college days!

In college, we were of different programs so I'd never had met nor knew her had we not both joined the karate club. Here's a photo from nearly ten years ago:

She circled in red, me in blue (to the left of me is my beloved CS!)

We squealed and hugged and were totally at a loss for words. Truly - it was such an unexpected meeting I was delighted, bewildered and for the first five minutes, cast into a mental stupor. Locating an old friend is like suddenly stumbling upon a little treasure you'd lost track off and forgotten as lost - it is most wondrous.

Readers - if you happen to be one of the people standing of sitting in the old photograph above - drop me a line immediately!

Sunday, November 5, 2006

More One-Liners

I enjoyed the last post (doesn't matter if nobody else did - yet), so here's more:

- Help a man when he is in trouble and he will remember you when he is in trouble again.

- Complex problems have simple, easy to understand wrong answers.

- Behind every successful man, is a woman who is surprised.

- Alcohol doesn't solve any problems, but then again, neither does milk.

- Forgive your enemies but remember their names.

- The number of people watching you is directly proportional to the stupidity of your action.

One-Line Quotes

This is what happens when someone (i.e. me) wants to post just for the sake of posting. (I got the following from an email years back...)

The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office. - Robert Frost

The trouble with being punctual is that nobody's there to appreciate it. - Franklin P. Jones

We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don't like? -Jean Cocturan

It matters not whether you win or lose; what matters is whether I win or lose. - Darrin Weinberg

Laugh away...