Tuesday, October 31, 2006

lol @ daniel yip.

check this hilarious conversation with daniel yip liang hoong. love it. i was telling him abt a guide i had to do for biology. we went to MacRitchie for some trail and basically had to do a short guide on the things we could see on the trail.

one of the organisms i was doing was the Fig plant and i was supposed to "present information in a fun and interesting way" so i thought i would share with daniel what i wrote.

[11:54:48 PM] keefe* : Adaptations: Hello, I am a Fig plant. I bear microscopic flowers on the inside of my fruit, and tiny wasps love to crawl inside through the small opening to lay eggs and pollinate my flowers. We have a symbiotic relationship. The wasps scratch my armpit, I scratch their armpits.

[11:55:49 PM] iAwake~12 Da: huh

[11:56:25 PM] keefe* : lol

[11:57:47 PM] iAwake~12 Da: how they scratch your armpit

[11:57:59 PM] keefe* : dude
[11:58:01 PM] keefe* : metaphor

[12:01:15 AM] iAwake~12 Da: whatever
[12:01:16 AM] iAwake~12 Da: its too off

[12:01:21 AM] keefe* : anyhow
[12:01:22 AM] keefe* : im sure
[12:01:27 AM] keefe* : its a commonly used phrase

[12:01:33 AM] iAwake~12 Da: bb

Monday, October 30, 2006


hello im back for an update.

today had training. kinda fun. the stupid haze was back. wtf morning i woke up and there was a burning smell. crazy.

after training we chionged the kfc at kallang. whoohoo. fattening food. then i went to dhoby ghaut with alvin natanael kumarga (whoohoo i just love spelling his name) to play pool.

he told me that place cheap what. okay it was. $6 per hour. and the place was nice. no smoke, orderly, kinda like some country club. hahaha.

POOL WAS FUN. i tell u, it's good to play with a guy who's about as good as you. okay heck we are both simply pool pros. hahahahaha. challenging.

we played 9 ball instead of the conventional solid-stripes thing.

final score : keefe 6 alvin 2

it wasnt as bad as the score puts it to be. poor kumarga shot the 9th ball in together with the white ball 4 sets in a row so it was just tough luck. hahah.

speaking of tough luck it reminds me of The Mad Magazine game we played in school last week. freaking fun lah. i played it when i was very young and that day i wanted to borrow Monopoly but it was taken and i spotted Mad Magazine so we played that.

ahahaha it's a damn dumb game but that's precisely why it's fun.

basically the rule of the game is to lose all your money. and wierd rules apply like u can only roll the dice with ur left hand (if u use ur right hand everyone pays u $500)

okay it's just damn fun i think those who haven't tried it should try it someday.

btw GOOD NEWS. i GOT IN! the RJC-NIE-CTFS Bukit Timah Nature Reserve DNA Barcoding Project. holy shit. 60+ applicants and they had to choose 13 and i got it.

u know i didnt think i would really get it cause on the application form there was a part which asked u for your promo results -.-

and my bio was a D.

i've no idea, but i reckon me getting in has something to do with my "unexplained love for biology" when asked to do a write-up on why i should be selected for the project. wahahahaha. YAY.

i damn happy. D for bio also can. proves that passion > results.

though i would love to have both.

ANYWAYS david tao got a new album and it's damn freaking nice. shall upload the songs onto my mp3 player here real soon! :)

good luck for chem SPA!

Thursday, October 26, 2006

finally a GOOD UPDATE

okay okay. since there have been pics and videos already, i shall do a proper update!


so firstly, the PCB tradition of acquiring mats. i mean, when u go to the beach, u GOTTA have mats on the sand right? so how can u get these mats? using paper of course. enjoy as chiam does the formalities.

now on to the even more fun part. remember in the previous post i talked about throwing mudballs? well here's the footage.

basically we played a game which, ironically, i thought of. we placed a frisbee face down on the surface on the water. it floats. then each of us takes turns to dump sand onto the underside of the frisbee. the one who dumps enough sand to make it sink LOSES and gets owned by mudballs from 11 other people.

guess what? i got owned. cb. all aim me. the frisbee sunk by others STILL AIM ME. lol.

watch closely as i try to withstand the mudball attacks at first, then it gets unbearable and I FLEE! lol.

lol then after that chiam gets owned! whoohoo.

finally, u have another one of PCB's favourites. only PCB does it. the royal rumble! a circular boundary is drawn in the sand and 11 people get inside with the aim of throwing people out. last man standing wins. enjoy.


anyways today was last day of school and it was fun as well. lol singing in the canteen with kaiyang.

crazy keefe.

i was also supposed to sing yesterday but had sore throat. haha spammed Strepsils ULTRA STRONG the whole day yesterday and my sore throat improved somewhat.

almost wanted to back out last minute lah. its crazy lor. seeing so many people in the canteen. siao la it was damn nerve wrecking. then i decided it was last day of school so might as well end it with a bang! well, sort of.

sang yellow by coldplay. it was crazy lah damn nervous. then i sang first line and everyone laughed. wtf. then it got better i guess. okay lah.

anyways happy holidays!

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

update update

hello. it's been 2 weeks since my last update so i decided to get my ass up and update.

nothing much has been happening lately. hmmm. yesterday PCB went to SENTOSA. ah that was fun.

all eleven of us (or twelve?) headed down to sentosa on a bright cheery hari raya puasa. we played volleyball, soccer, frisbee. we threw mudballs. wahahaha. the best part.

u see, wet sand is sick and slimy. scoop a big ball of wet sand up and sprinkle with dry sand. abracadabra, u got a big, hard mudball. throw it at people and it hurts. badly. when the whole PCB throws at you, it hurts like hell.

and they all cb aim me. wah pain.

nevertheless it was damn fun as always. but i dun have pics so now blogging abt it makes it seem boring. damn.

let's talk about other interesting stuff.

like tomorrow! i'm gonna perform with kaiyang in the canteen at 12.30pm. fun fun fun. watch out. lol. for us, that is.

until my brain decides to work and i get into the mood to blog nicer and funnier entries, so there. haha.

oh yeah i got new specs.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

RJC Open House 2006

whooohooo this post is finally up and i guarantee it will be a fun and hilarious read.

i'll be using alot of pictures to tell the story haha. RJC Open House 2006. fun.

FIRSTLY, our cybergamings booth.

like wtf. all the other booths were like so nice. sigh but it can't be helped when 2 people have to do everything. where are all your members when u need them? nowhere. cause cybergamings is some stupid CCA that people go to just for a few hours of fun a week. that's the harsh reality of our CCA. hell i don't even have an official member list. -.-

softball is such a nicer CCA to be associated with. lol. kudos to all the girls' hard work. designing and decorating all the stuff. once again they displayed their imba gosu (deborah's new favourite word!) art skills with this wonderful banner. take a look.

then this was a funny sight at LT1 during our Befriender's meeting. lol. everyone got nice colourful shirts then suddenly...

so anyways Befriender duty was really dumb cause there were too many Befrienders and too little visitors. so most of us ended up slacking around and walking here and there. oh yeah kaiyang was singing in a bid to raise some funds for the canoeist's Laos CIP trip. so me and farhan decided to join in! lol.

fun sia. farhan sang More Than Words while i got jerik to play Now and Forever for me to sing. fun fun fun.

then i went eating lunch and daniel seemed to have a penchant for taking pics of me while eating.

so anyway i was walking around school and saw all these posters of a guy (or girl!?) with his arms out and with the words "raffles rendevous : what are you looking for?".

so i began to wonder...

...what i was looking for.

then suddenly 5 minutes later it's head came off. and 2 suspicious characters were lurking around the poster. caught in the act! if you see closely the mischievous grin on the girl is clearly visible. lol.

finally the softballers decided to take a photo together in front of the poster, whose head was mysteriously reattached.

OF COURSE, all these events led to DesperadoZ opening up and investigation. thus these 3 videos were formed. It's called Physics 101 : What happens when a tennis ball hits your head.

and these were what happened before our actual, er, act.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

DesperadoZ's Ultimate Guide to the PlayStation Portable (PSP)

yo yo yo.

here it is, DesperadoZ's ultimate guide to the PSP for all u psp noobs or thinking-of-getting-a-psp noobs.

BEFORE your fingers start to itch and u make hasty decisions, please spend some time reading through my comprehensive guide while enjoying the music from my playlist =D

DesperadoZ's Ultimate Guide to the PlayStation Portable (PSP)

1. What is a PlayStation Portable?

A PSP is primarily a gaming device, but it is capable of practically anything and everything. U can listen to mp3s, watch movies, play games and even surf the internet. It has built-in WIFI, thus go to any wireless hotspot and u can connect to the internet. Basically it is the ultimate entertainment device.

It has a USB point, so u can transfer files over to ur PSP from ur computer via a USB cable (costs abt $10) at a rather fast rate.

Games for the PSP are sold in UMD discs, which look like minidiscs and are slotted into a UMD slot at the top of the PSP. kinda like cartridges are for Nintendo's GameBoy. UMD discs can also contain movies, music, etc.

The PSP also has a memory card slot. It uses the MemoryStick Pro Duo memory cards. I'm using a 1GB memory card, gonna get my hands on a 4GB card soon, which is the biggest u can find in the market now.

2. I want to get my hands on a freaking psp!!!! What should I do?

You need to have some basic knowledge abt the PSP thus u have to continue reading this freaking guide, duh! Don't be like me, walking around Sim Lim Square clueless and only thinking "i want to buy a psp".

3. I heard that you can buy the PSP in many different versions. I am confused! How is this possible!

The PSP, like most tech gadgets, have VERSIONS. this version shit is damn important. When Sony first released the PSP, it was version 1.00. Then it got upgraded to version 1.50. This is the lowest version u can find in the market, i dun think there are any version 1.00 PSPs left.

Basically version 1.50 is the "pirated" version. Some pro guys who eat sushi for breakfast, lunch and dinner figured out a way to configure the PSP such that it is able to play games without a UMD. meaning u can download the games from the internet (for free) and store it into onto a memory card for use on ur PSP. dun need to spend money on UMD discs which cost at least $70 per disc.

Of course, everyone turned to this method what. who wants to spend $70 per game for the PSP. crazy ah. so Sony was suffering losses and had to do something. Thus they decided to upgrade the PSP, such that the newer versions are unable to play downloaded games.

Upgrades are easily available from the internet. Just need to download the update from the Sony PSP website onto ur computer and then transfer over to ur PSP via USB.

So u are thinking who the hell would wanna upgrade their PSP right? Well Sony is, of course, (seemingly) smart. It had to, and did, include many new stuff in the upgrades. For example, version 2.00 had a web browser, which the version 1.50 didnt. This was a key feature in the upgrade and let to many pple actually upgrading their PSPs. The current version for the PSP is version 2.81.

Also, the game developers began to release games that REQUIRED ur PSP to have a version 2.00 and above to be able to play it. So even if u downloaded these games (which are very popular and fun ones like Winning Eleven 9) from the internet it won't work on ur version 1.50. This also gave rise to some upgrading unintentionally, as when u insert such UMD discs it sort of upgrades for you. So those who wanted to test out playing from an original disc and ended up crying. LOL!

Alas, it seems like the end for all the PSP pirates! Sony wins..but not for long.

4. Device Hook (DevHook)

All seemed lost for the PSP pirates.. all the newly released games could no longer work on their pathethic puny PSP version 1.50...

Until those same people who eat sushi for breakfast, lunch and dinner came along.

They managed to create a program called Device Hook, which TRICKS your existing firmware (which is a version 1.50 since it can only work with version 1.50s) into thinking that it is actually a newer version.

Basically, you download the latest firmware upgrade from the official Sony PSP website, then transfer everything into your memory card, such that the firmware runs FROM your memory card and DOES NOT get integrated into your own original "hard drive".

There have been rumours that such a move will totally screw up your PSP but that is 100% UNTRUE. This is because everything is stored and ran from your memory card. If there is a program or corrupt file (which is highly unlikely) you can simply delete it from your memory card. Simple. And oh yes it does not screw up your memory card. This shit is 100% safe.

james lam says hi =p n tt he loves keefe tan.....

That was james lam. We're at the school library. And YES james lam IS back in singapore. lol.

ANYWAY. This DevHook shit is indeed imba. It's shit cause it's piracy, and piracy is bad. I AM A HIPFRIEND, remember. I DON'T SUPPORT piracy. nods.

So anyways you own a version 1.50, download the DevHook program straight off the internet (which usually comes with the latest firmware already), and just transfer everything into your memory card. Easy, simple, costless. You can now download and play all the latest games on your PSP again.

HAHA. sushi men own Sony. lol.

5. Selecting a PSP version to buy

So here's the deal. In the market now there are more than 1 versions of the PSP. You can buy the version 1.50 to be able to download unlimited games and save you hell loads of money, or you can be HIP and support originals by buying a version 2.60 or equivalent.

The version 1.50 is more expensive, for obvious reasons. The last time when i was buying the PSP the version 1.50 cost $330 while the version 2.60 cost $260. Yes there is a difference of $70, which is about the cost of 1 original UMD game disc.

The difference might put you off, but MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE. You can save more than $1000 worth of money in games through downloading. lol. Serious. So make the right choice.

If the shop is selling a version 2.60 PSP and a version 2.81 PSP at different prices, dude, what should you do? Duh WALK OUT OF THE SHOP. Don't be conned wtf. A version 2.60 can easily be upgraded FREE to a version 2.81 (if you have been reading the guide carefully u would have known as well).

Oh yeah, you could actually DOWNGRADE your PSP. Meaning you can save $30 and buy a version 2.60, then go back home and downgrade it into a version 1.50. However this process IS risky. Cause you are meddling with your PSP's firmware. There IS a chance of your whole PSP screwing up on you. In that case, you save $30 but lose $260. LOL. So i would recommend all of you NOT to take that risk.

6. Buying a PSP

Okay, so now you have got a brief idea on how the PSP works. Rather, how a "pirated" PSP works. lol. So now's the time to tell you HOW you should go about buying and selecting a PSP.

The BEST place to buy a PSP, or most electronic devices for that matter, is Sim Lim Square. But don't just rush into any shop to get your PSP. You wanna save money, be prepared to do a little work for it. Go around the shops and ask around for the version of PSP you want. Go to as many shops as you can (i think i went to all) and get the lowest price you can possibly find.

For me, the cheapest one I could find was a shop on the first floor. I can't remember where, but it wasn't a particularly big shop. PSP v2.60 at $260 and a v.150 at $330. One shop gave me a price of $290 for a version 2.60 wtf. jokers. saved $30 thanks to my hard work. hahaha.

Then you got to buy a screen protector. It's a must, the salesguy there will probably recommend it to you. To protect your PSP screen from scratches. You wouldn't wanna be playing games or watching movies on a scratched PSP screen. Costs about $15.

A USB cable is also a must. To transfer everything from your computer to your PSP. Simple. around $10 for one.

Lastly the most important one, a memory card. I would recommend a 1GB for all you non piracy supporters. It would be more than sufficient to store movies/songs. For all you (smart) people planning to buy a version 1.50 to download and play all the games in the world, I would recommend AT LEAST a 2GB memory card, even a 4GB if you are feeling rich. This is because games' sizes can range from 100mb to 1.1 GB so a 2GB would be a safe bet. You would then have much more spare space for songs/movies/other games.

7. Conclusion

So there you go. All you need to know about buying a PSP. Cheers and say thanks to me for my wonderful guide which I took quite long to write. Cheers and hope this guide was useful.

Friday, October 06, 2006

back from camp!

hello all. im back from the odac-organised Outdoor Buffet.

it was quite fun actually.

on the first day we kayaked, then night cycled. kayaking was fun, although i would have preferred to kayak in a more physically demanding single kayak. but it was fun anyways. shared a kayak with clara, a pro basketballer. haha. chatted quite alot and before long we kayaked for more than 4 hours. fun.

then we had night cycling at night, which was one of the main reasons i joined the camp. it sounded really cool to do night cycling, and it didn't disappoint. i love cycling, and somehow at night it's so much nicer and more enjoyable. however we had to walk like 5km back to our campsite, cause we had to return our bikes and the bicycle kiosk was like 5km from our campsite. ANYHOW. damn far. lol.

2nd day we did all the ropes stuff. rock climbed, abseiled, flying foxed, then did the challenge ropes course. it was fun. kinda easy though. hurrhurr xD

at night it was some treasure hunt around the compound. oh btw the compound's just beside the National Service Resort and Country Club (NSRCC) which is in some ulu part of Changi. its called the MOE-something and the place is really windy but really noisy as well cause every 5 minutes a plane goes zooming past and it's damn freaking loud cause it's nearing landing and thus is travelling close to ground.

the closer a plane is to ground the noiser it is. so it was crazy and eardrum bursting. oh but at night u CAN fall asleep though cause either:
1) in the wee hours there are not much flights into singapore (less demand)
2) u are too tired and gets KO-ed immediately when u lie down

so anyways we had a fun treasure hunt. we finished 2nd out of the 4 groups there so it wasnt that bad haha.

overall it was a fun and enriching camp, though the food can be improved. and somehow i didnt get to enjoy it THAT much cause half the time u are really exhausted so maybe better lodging? LOL. dunno lah. but it would be a 3.5 stars out of 5.

SINCE promos are over i will in the coming days post a guide to PlayStation Portables (PSPs) since i consider myself an expert after browsing through countless articles on the web and gaining first hand experience. i will talk about what to do and stuff so if u are planning to get one (which is becoming a very popular product to purchase) it would be very good for you.

until then, have fun preparing for the PW Oral Presentation. DAMN.

and oh btw we got a new car! whoohoo. some big big toyota. i like. =D

Monday, October 02, 2006

DesperadoZ meets a spoiling-for-a-fight ah beng

OKAY end of promos. WHOOHOOOO. play play.

after promos PCB celebrated in the best possible way with the release of PARTY POOPERS in the canteen. lol. some girls got shocked until they scream. hahaha. damn loud lah. i like i like.

then came home to play bball near my house. that was when this entry's title happened. DesperadoZ met a spoiling-for-a-fight ah beng.

cb. i am quite pissed. okay now not that already. but just now was really pissed.

i was playing at one side of the court, then this guy who i play bball with quite occasionally asked me to get 5 pple on my side of the court to play a 5v5 full court match with the other side.

here's the deal. my side got me and a few Unity sec guys. sec 1 or 2 at most. the other side got my acquaintance and his friends. and my acquaintance, is a pai kia. more pai kia than shou yee (lol).

he plays bball with a cap on always. he is damn pro, but damn arrogant and has a cocky attitude. kinda typical pai kia lah. ANYWAYS we are on quite good terms lah. his friends, 1 of them is a guy in his 20s. tattoo all over. and got 3 others pai kia looking also lah. i mean this is the neighbourhood, what can u expect?

so we played lah.

this guy on the other team, he had kinda blonde hair. he was driving to the basket and got slammed by a fat guy on my team. he got quite pissed, and shouted "wah knn play until liddat ah?"

the guy say sry sry, but u could see this blonde hair's guy mood was spoilt.

and u see, this blonde hair guy knows me. rather, he has seen me play alot of times before. he knows im raffles and said "this raffles guy i mark".

okay lor. let him mark. i did a jump shot over him and scored.

he got quite pissed, kinda embarrassed. but didnt do anything.

then later my teammate shot and missed and the blonde haired guy got the ball and the whole court was open in front of him cause my whole team had pushed forward to attack >.< lol.

he started to chiong towards the basket. my teammates too tired to move lah so i just chionged back myself. as i tried to block the guy as he was making a layup, he faked me. damn. lol.

i recovered and jumped and hit the basketball board damn hard just as he was going up for the layup. this is some tactic i learnt from ray wen haha really throws ur opponent off.

true enough the guy missed and i jumped to get the rebound. my teammates who were STILL on the other side of the court were like WHOOHOO and cheering lah.

of course that made him even more pissed. -.- he said "xia lan". i have no idea wad that means lol. then he said "wah raffles u (some hokkien term) ah ?"

er i dunno wad he talking abt but probably cursing me lah. so i just dun care.

THEN he started his nonsense.

he walked around the court, shouting loudly, "that raffles only know how to dribble, fake and shoot nia"

true enough i did it. haha but missed oops then he was like "HAHA see i told u all hor"

inside i was like "wtf lah i dun even know him and he starts suanning me publicly". but just played on.

then i dribbled again, stopped, and pulled a 3 pointer.

he got even more buay song. guess what he did? he tried to COPY ME. LOL. he camped in our half and when he got the ball kept trying for a 3 pointer. of course none went in. stupid noob.

he continued his "raffles only know how to run then shoot" nonsense. i got quite pissed already lah. stole the ball then did a pass to myself off the board and alley ooped it in. take that, sucker.

it wasnt over. he AGAIN tried to copy me. OMG lol. i was like sniggering at him lah wad a stupid noob. he was throwing the ball at the board and either threw it too soft or it was intercepted. lame lah.

then he started to get physical. i was running all over, defending as well. he saw me and took the ball and charged at me. banged me abit then lay the ball in. it's not a foul lah. this kinda thing is normal in competitve basketball. but dude, it was totally unneccessary.

the 2nd time he got the ball and drove towards me again. he swung out an elbow as he did a lay up. wtf. i was getting quite pissed with his antics.

the 3rd time he got the ball, charged at me, then stopped. and he threw the ball at me. got back the ball, then tried to shoot. he missed but that's not the point. he was obviously trying to provoke me already. that was totally blatant. i mean u dun play bball and throw the ball at ur opponent. it wasnt very hard, thats why i didnt react. but i was really reaching boiling point. i was contemplating a confrontation.

then i started to dribble the ball from my half towards their half. he was standing at the half way line and as i dashed past he swung out a leg. wtf.

i was really damn pissed, but since he didnt contact i didnt do anything.

in the end the game ended. we lost i think haha. i went over to my teammates and was like "eh that blonde hair guy siao one". then they were like "yar lah kao pei so much dunno for what". another one said "eh he was aiming at u ah. keep saying u blah blah blah.."

i was like "yeah i know but dun care abt this kinda pple lah". then we left.

come to think of it, im really glad i managed to hold my temper. i guess i have matured from the hot tempered guy that i was a few years back. hahaha. or maybe im just humji. u see, DesperadoZ is not a guy who likes confrontations. seriously. i dun do this kinda shit.

but what should i have really done? shld i have confronted him? or just simply get physical with him? i mean seriously, if i wanted to, i would have owned him flat. really. sigh.

but i didnt act on impulse. if i did i would probably be in hospital right now? dunno lah.

but i think it's not wise to pick a fight when there arent any friends around and the guy u are picking a fight with is a pai kia. in the neighbourhood basketball court somemore.

dunno lah. DUN CARE.

TMR is outdoor buffet! WHOOHOOO kayaking, night cycling, abseiling, rock climbing, etc. fun fun fun. looking forward to it.


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