Monday, December 31, 2007

Party of One

Er-ling-ling-Ba... Huat ah!!

Dear Axel...

Be strong Be brave Be athletic

Be filial Be humble Be nice

Be a gentleman Be a charmer Be a loyal friend

Be a traveller Be an adventurer

Go fast Go far Go take risks


...To your life

Friday, December 28, 2007

And then there are 3

Congratulations to my buddy redcocoon. He'll be welcoming 2008 with a new addition to his family!

Wa...really cannot get by with children calling me kor kor liao!

Disappointing draw at Fratton Park

With Ian and Tammy at Gunners Pub, London

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Silent nights

I pretty much was not expecting myself to party X'mas 2007 away.

Staying at home and reading throughout Christmas was not what I envisaged myself doing either.

Yet that was precisely what went on in Ah Tiong world.

I had Christmas eve off, but was scheduled for a 5am pick up the next day. Therefore I flipped through the idiot box before deciding that there was nothing great on. That was about the time I brought the book out.

Came back from my flight on Christmas day, had a late lunch. Went home took a nap, woke up to find myself flipping them pages again.

It was 12:01am Boxing Day when I finally finished the 1st of 3 books at MacDonald's.

Quietest X'mas...evar!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Head and shoulders above Ade

I was standing outside of the Liz pub by then. Then it happened.

A penalty was awarded to Spuds. Keane took his shot. Almunia saves it!!

More was to come. Bendtner came on for Eboue right before Cesc took a corner at the Spuds half. The match was gonna turn around, I could feel it.

Will let the video speak for itself.

Start the boy along RvP I say!!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Worth staying up for...

I cannot do as well as SgGooner or Siren for match reports. So only in point form la.

  • My favourite goal, check out the cross from Bendtner!

  • Bendtner is looking very good to me at the moment, start him alongside RvP, at least give him 60min la.

  • Eduardo has proven to be the fox in the box.

  • Alex Song is doing a Toure, defending decently but goes up too high up the pitch too often for my liking.

  • Fabianski looks like a future No.2 in the making.

  • Oh, and Robbie Savage is a c**t, as usual.

10 boys!
We only need 10 boys!!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Blonde Hero, as witnessed by an Aussie Gooner

What a night out.

Arsenal had all of their injured back, whom while still rusty, provided the impetus we needed to perform like we should do. Almunia was in top form, and he kept us in the match with his point blank saves and that tip over from Shev-whatawasteofmoney-chenko in the dying minutes of the match.

My man of the match.

Other than that, it was business as usual. The ref had stamps on both his eyes, and Ashley Cole is a true, true wanker. He should've been carded and got a red in the dying seconds, but as mentioned before, the ref had his blinkers on.

I met up with Cyrus from Melbourne. He found my posts on Arsenal Australia forum and decided to come over to watch some real football after that pathetic show by Liverpool at Anfield, which he watched at the Cavern. I dare say that he was impressed, especially with the girls who actually knew what was going on on the pitch.

He will make his appearance on the Singapore forum soon enough...

We are top of the league
We are top of the league...

Friday, December 14, 2007


I was gonna wake up at 330am to watch the Arsenal v Steau Bucharest tie online. Alas I closed my eyes for 40 more winks which took 3 hours, and I woke up at 630am instead. In the end had to settle for match reports, forums, and clips of the goals scored for my Arsenal fix.

I then went on to as many sites as I could to say that I hope that RvP can partner Bendtner in the coming clash with Cheat$ki on Sunday. I feel that Ade-aiyoyo is getting too big for his non-scoring boots and should be benched to humble him a bit.

The above is on the premise that our most potent mix of midfielders are not back in action. Ade-aiyoyo, in the absence of RvP, had a lot of supply from them. Without a strike partner and our midfielders, he was often the point man at the frontline. So why does he always drift to the wings, trying to dribble past defenders? He's not good at controlling the ball at his feet, and his touches are not up to scratch at the moment.

Of course RvP cannot play the full match so soon after coming back, so I would substitue him for Ade-aiyoyo on 60-70 minutes.

This is sounding like an Ade-bash-yor...

Anyhoo, the match against Cheat$ki will be played after Anfield host those cheap, whore-loving ManYoo players.

Liz Pub will fill up earlier with reds supporters who buy the ONE milkshake and sit their cheap asses on the best seats to last the whole telecast and more.

So be there at Liz early ya...

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Chasing cars

We are spoilt for choice when it comes to air travel. We can fly budget, enduring some lack in choices. We can choose to fly with a cheaper airline, discounting some comfort. More often than not, if it's a longer distance, many choose to pay a premium for travelling from A to faraway B within the least amount of time.

One of the grouses I get from my passengers is that our ticket prices are slightly higher than other airlines. It then invariably leads to them saying that they don't mind paying more for the premium service and extras that they cannot get on the other airlines. Staff are constantly reminded of the following.

"Passengers are paying more, be nice to all of them. All the time."

Back on the ground, things are not that simple. Taxis, which many authorities are calling a premium travel option, does not have that distinction from other travelling choices. You don't get anything more than having a cabin all to yourself throughout the short journey.

One is still at the mercy of the chauffeur at the wheel.

It's not a guarantee that he will take the shortest and fastest route. The fare charges are multi-tiered, not straightforward enough. Not all are safe drivers. He doesn't assist with your luggage. You may have caught him on a bad day and be subjected to his moods . If you don't dress or act the part, you may even be taken for a ride, bad pun intended.

I avoid taking a cab on most occasions. My estate is blessed with buses and mrt that ply to where I regularly need to go. I'd even taken up walking to my neighbourhood mall, 4 stops away.

Also, I am quite ngiao...

The few times that I do need to take a taxi, I am on the defensive and always looking out for service lapses. I'm going to start asking for a receipt as soon as I board the cab.

It's rarely as case of sitting back and enjoy the ride.

And all this, right before the holiday season.

As many a great scribe would write when faced with a situation whereby he cannot get any advantage in...

Lan lan lor!!

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Moblog: Rattle and Har??!

Not really impressed... They play at Muddy Murphy's on Thurs.

5:08 am

"I wanna say it out loud

Yet there's only silence

I nod my head

But I may not be agreeing

Is this the part where

It all goes to pieces?"

Saturday, December 01, 2007

A warm, fuzzy feeling

Usually I spend much time online doing a whole lot of nothing.

Past few days I have been hammering at the keyboard like a crazed monkey, sending out emails left, right, centre.

The reason being Arsenal Singapore is trying to put together an event for some young teenagers from The Salvation Army's The Haven on 12th Jan '08.

"The Haven is a residential home for abandoned, abused and neglected children, mostly referred to The Salvation Army for care by the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports."

Yours truly here have been tasked to put things together.

My inexperience showed, right from the first email I sent out; it's always better to call the organization up first before sending out the email, so I've been told.

That and other helpful tips has got me closer to achieving the club's objective of not only being a supporters' club, but a supporters' club that cares for the community as well.

There are flyers to be printed, volunteers to be canvassed, equipment to be borrowed, activities to be planned out...

I actually am feeling quite useful in all this, it's been a while now.