June 20, 2010

Swissôtel The Stamford

Filed under: Uncategorized — Axeile @ 4:34 pm

I had an epic awesomesauce day yesterday with the boyfriend and his family at the hotel. And I have pictures! :D All taken with my iPhone, by the way.

This is one of the cushions they had in the car. We bluetoothed the photo from the bf’s handphone over to my iPhone. His sis didn’t think it was possible xD But her iphone isn’t jailbroken. It’s adorable isn’t it? The cushion design I mean.

A parade rehearsal was going on outside. This is the view from the hotel room window. I asked around and it turns out it’s the first rehearsal for the local National Day Parade! (First rehearsal sounds about right. The synchronization of the marching was way off.)

I took a couple of panoramic shots while I was out at the balcony. Turn out pretty ok, huh? Taken with the Pano app from the App Store. Oh, and I got locked out at the balcony by my bf. Humpft. They even drew the curtains! It’s really soundproof out at the balcony, by the way. I couldn’t hear the guffawing going on inside the room.

And back to the parade. Getting warmed up now with more people. They’re dressed in colors too! The zoomed photos are taken with 7.0 Megapixel Camera +Zoom. I’m not a good photographer at all.

The desk. Pretty class. And a couple of wine bottles there. That’s a light at the top of the second photo, shining down at the memo pad. Pretty nifty, in my opinion. And there’s the lamp. Pretty ugly, in my opinion.

The drink stand, it opens up at the bottom. Look at that price list! *faints* And I’ll have you know that the Oreo listed at the bottom of that list is the mini pack of 3 cookies. Prices are in the local currency, which is about $1 to US$1.4.

Um, so.. the toilet. Yes. Uh..

Time to head out for food! This was about 2pm I think.

And this is the room number!

The lift. There are two lift shafts in the hotel. This one handles floors 1 to 38. There are 38 fucking floors! Oh my god. And yes, that’s my skirt in the mirror.

My bf’s lunch. Chicken and rice. I think. And an egg. The egg is the wiggly whitish substance in the middle of the dish. Honestly, it was wiggling.

This is mine. Bacon and cheese omelette. I hate those fish flakes. Like shed cockroach skin.

(Some of the) other food the family ordered.

After food we went shopping around the place.

Not sure if you can tell from the photos, but the plane and the colored cubes appear to be floating in mid air inside the boxes. It’s actually a mirror trick. But still pretty to look at.

I loved it. I bought it. I lost it. *sigh* There was a price tag at the back that said “$7.80” and I was going to buy it anyway. I have this thing for skull heads, you know? Couldn’t resist. Turns out it was $2.50.

The world’s thinnest pencil, followed by the world’s smallest (shortest) pencil. The diameter of the first type of pencil was probably ~3mm. And that huge hand in the fourth photo is my bf’s. He willingly allowed his hand to be modeled for me to get a size comparison with the pencil. <3. The darling boy.

That’s a really weird rabbit plush toy. Not too nice to squeeze, it’s pretty stiff. Too small to hug, too.

Lots of meat. This is at the Supermarket near the hotel.

Look at the size of that balloon!

Shinyyy. They are crystal beads dangling from a pillar. Swarovski crystals. It’s a lot more shiny and dazzling than the photo shows.  The shop person came over and told me no photography. But I’d already taken this picture. Boo-beep.

We got bored with walking around, so we went back to the hotel to be bored there. There was a laptop and a copy of Avatar, which both my bf and me hadn’t watched yet. So we sat down at a corner of the room to watch Avatar. Mmm. Go figure.

Now I don’t want to ruffle any feathers, but I was so bored. I looked at the seeking bar and it was only about one third of the way through. I told my bf that and he took me out to walk about the hotel instead. It was really a lot more fun!

We took the lift down to level 8 which the in-lift directory stated housed the “Alligator Pear, Swimming Pool, Tennis Courts, and Willow Stream Spa”.

Me: Ooh look, they have an alligator.. oh pooh I thought it said alligator pool or something.
Bf: *laughs*
Bf’s sis: *laughs*
Fellow hotel guest whom we don’t know sharing the lift: *snicker*

Here goes more photos!

More rehearsing. You can see the canons at the left side of the field. And red and white specks along the far-away road. Those are the marching people.

The swimming pool is kind of unimpressive.

There’s a cozy alcove somewhere in the building off of the swimming pool area. With a drawing door/thingy/whatchamacallit. You can slide the door close if you want privacy in there.

Men’s spa, ladies’ spa. There are no separate changing rooms for the men. I went down to the ladies’ section and there were many changing rooms, away from the actual spa room. I opened one of the doors thinking they’ll be locked or something but whoa. It wasn’t, and there were people in there. I went into the spa room and it was pretty nice. I couldn’t take a proper photo because any closer I got I would have snapped other people in the shot, and I didn’t want any trouble, since, you know, the ladies were probably undressed and stuff. I tagged along with my bf to the men’s spa and sneaked a little peek when he opened the door. Got a backview of a fat topless man before my bf shut the door.

They had complimentary drinks in the wellness building. Hot herbal tea and cold herbal tea. One of the cold jugs had lemon slices in it :D I love lemon flavored water. Filled my water bottle up there. Probably shouldn’t have though, it didn’t feel right.

Pretty thing. That’s a real candle flame in there, and some special liquid at the top. Fumes were coming out of it.

Me: Hey, there’s smoke coming out!
Me: *touches*
Me: Ow, it’s hot!
Bf: … Who just said there was smoke coming off of it?

We were now on the 6th floor, according to a signboard. What? I thought we were on the 8th floor? Must have missed a memo or two in our adventure.

The gym. Meh.

We reached the tennis courts.

See those specks in the sky? Those are people! Skydiving people! Look!

Now look at the moon!

Anddd, we’re back to the skydiving people! This one is carrying the local flag. Must be part of the National Day performance.

Another attempt at a panoramic photo. This one sucked. But look at the sky!

This is still at the tennis courts, by the way. We found a couple of abandoned tennis balls. One was all muddy at the BBQ area, and one was on the court. Lying there. Forlornly. In the middle of a big court. I felt bad for it so I asked if we could adopt it and bring it home. Then my bf kicked it.

We played worldcup with the poor tennis ball for a while, all the way to the courts exit. Pass the gym, the spa, the swimming pool…

And into the lift. Remember how we started off at level 8, then we turned up on level 6? Now this lift is the other one that serves levels 38 to 70. How did we get here? I have no idea. We got off at level 38. The tennis ball tagged along.

We got off at level 38 and switched lifts to get to level 4.

I don’t have any more pictures from here on except for one more, so I hope you can make do with my longwinded monologue.

We walked around the function rooms, a couple of them were occupied, and my bf almost crashed one without knocking. I found a dilapidated room, where boards and tables were missing and chairs were pushed to one side, and tried to pull my bf in to sneak a couple of kisses.

Bf: How do you know there’re no cameras in here?
Me: I… don’t.
Me: *sigh* Let’s go.

I did get a kiss though.

As we were walking out of the function room corridor, I spotted a tray with a neat array of forks tucked into that fork sock thing that’s folded out of a napkin into a pocket shape and cutlery stuffed into the pocket to make things look all nice and pretty and formal. As we walked by I took a fork from the tray. It made a tingly sound.

Bf: What did you take?
Me: What? What makes you say that?
Bf: I heard the sound. What did you take?
Me: Maybe I didn’t take anything. Maybe I only touched it and it made a noise.
Bf: Uh huh. Show me your left hand.
Me: *lifts up left hand*
Me: Whoa, how did that get there?

We left the tennis ball there and walked over to a grand piano. It was locked. Figures. And the boy refused to help me lift up the top flippy flap thing for me to stuff the fork inside through the crack. There was no piano seat either. So I left the fork on the pedals. I’d love to see the look on the face of the person who finds it there.

There was a toy exhibition going on. And there was a dart gun booth. We walked on a bit more, and decided to head back. We met a girl dressed as a devil, and then we saw another girl as a princess. I stopped and asked her what event was going on and she told me it was a Dinner & Dance in the theme of Saints and Sinners. She looked in a hurry though, didn’t stop while talking. I told her she looked very pretty, she said thanks and disappeared around the corner towards the function rooms.

We retrieved the tennis ball.

Went back to the hotel room to drop off the ball before continuing our exploration outside the hotel. We slotted the door key in, he pressed the door bell, I opened the door and he kicked the ball gently into the room. The ball rolled gracefully in a perfect straight line into the room and then we hurriedly shut the door and ran off.

We went to the shopping center next to the hotel, City Link Mall, I think it was. I had a Mont Blanc parfait from Marvelous Cream and it. was. heaven. The boy didn’t like it much though. He has bad taste in food.

But a pretty awesome taste in women. That about evens it out.

I’m getting a bit tired with the blogging, so I’m going to cut it short. Here’s the last photo I have, it’s of a clock hanging off a wall outside a watch shop at Raffles City, I think, I really have no idea where I was and what whatever place was called.

November 13, 2009


Filed under: Uncategorized — Axeile @ 5:30 pm

Ok, I reeeally need a proper webhost.

Well, actually I don’t need it need it, but I like having the good stuff so for the sake of keeping myself happy, I NEED A PROPER WEBHOST, DAMMIT.

So, my previous host is gone, and I needed to host (that’s a zero) somewhere, so I went back to Brinkster and published that URL at installous and whoa, what do you know, bandwidth exceeded. That’s what I get for using a noob hosting plan. My plan only gives 500MB of web traffic per month, and has a cap of 66MB per day. Total wtf. Hey, at least I didn’t go back to GEOCITIES. That was my first ever webhost. I was 13.

I’ve duplicated that webpage at but it’s still a free plan with a bandwidth limit of 10GB. No daily limit though. No time yet to look for a proper host/plan and to weigh the pros and cons, but I’m leaning towards x10hosting’s $4.95/month plan as it’s the second cheapest I’ve seen and gives unmetered bandwidth, unlike Brinkster’s Rookie plan which costs $4/month (only if I go for the 24-month package) AND still has monthly+daily bandwidth limits.

Anyway, enough about that. I have a spam link: installous. Now go join the forum.

So, what’s install0us you ask. It is an application for the iPhone/iPod Touch (collectively called the iDevice) made by puy0. More information here.

Moving on, and speaking about moving, I will be moving (house) in December probably right after exams. Can’t wait. I hate this place. Maybe once we’ve moved, and once we’ve sold the other house (not likely anytime soon though) we’d have enough money to live a little more comfortably and maybe then, maybe, I can have my computer switched on 24/7 and                                                                     . I’ll talk more at length about this some other time.

Lalalalalala I’m off to study now.

This is. the worst. semester. ever.

November 12, 2009

Did I say..

Filed under: Uncategorized — Axeile @ 4:20 pm

I was going to get a C or a D for my MA4247 Complex Analysis II?

Well scratch that. I’m guaranteed an F because
1) I didn’t turn in any of the 4 homework assignments so that’s 15% gone
2) I probably got below 5 marks on my midterm so that’s 25% gone
3) I don’t really know my midterm score since I don’t turn up for tutorials and hence never got it back, but seeing as how the lecturer briefly went through the questions right after the test and basically informed me that I got every single question wrong, I can make a pretty accurate guess.

So that’s what, 40% gone. If I can score a 100% on my final paper *insert mirthless laughter here* it’ll only be a 60% of my final grade.

But let’s be realistic.

I can’t even pass that paper.


Honestly I’m so fucked up right now I don’t give a flying fucking damnshit who’s more dead for their finals. So go ahead and tell me YOU’RE dead. I dare you.

November 2, 2009


Filed under: Uncategorized — Axeile @ 8:06 pm

Yes, this the old WordPress blog, I’m moving back!

Solid Internet, the web host that Jon uses, has been MIA for ages now, and there’s little chance of reclaiming my stuff from June 29 2008 to Oct 2009 that has been on what used to

Wow, now that I spell it out, it’s very depressing. That’s over a year. Of precious stuff. Wow.

I think I’m gonna cry.

No, that can wait. It’s going to take too long anyway.

So a rough update, I’m forwarding back to here, because why waste a good domain name huh? It’s not expiring until June 22 2010 anyway.

That and I also REALLY REALLY need a place to vent. And to talk to myself. I do a lot of talking to myself. Well, mostly I talk to threaten inanimate objects but since normative social guidelines dictate that inanimate objects shouldn’t be talked to, it looks like I’m talking to myself.

I find I subconsciously believe that there is life in all objects. Even inanimate and non-living objects.

And that is the basis of my violence.

Because I want to hurt them when I break them and watch their forlorn broken bodies and imagine squeaky little voices crying out in terror and fear at what I did and can and will do to them.

Sadly I don’t have any pictures to display here of things I’ve destroyed but it’s hard to take a picture of one’s sanity.

I do have a screencap to display though:


I should check my past more often. I’m sorry, Passerby, for not replying you about the crepes like you requested; the shop’s located in the basement opposite The Soup Spoon. And thank you, Rosi, Jessi, and Zoe for agreeing with my rant, and I’m really sorry Rosi, but I can’t read Spanish so I Google Translated it and I’m afraid there’s no hope for any more Sailor Moon animes being produced. Ever again. I know. Here’s a tissue. May Toei burn in the 18th level of hell for screwing up that last story arc.

And here I have a snippet from my Global Dashboard on WordPress (all these dashboards are really confusing when you have more than one WP blog):

Now that you are signed in, you can continue signing in to with your OpenID.

Give me a moment to unscrunch my face.

If any pixel on my Fujitsu laptop screen doesn’t know it yet, I HATE BLOGGER. Blogspot. Whatever. It’s an irrational and inexplicable dislike and seriously, if I’m on WordPress why would I downgrade to Blogger? It’s like asking a Linux user to go ahead and switch on a Windows.

Oh and for all the Windows hate, Win7 is sweet! I haven’t got it installed yet though so don’t take my word for it. I don’t have time at the moment to make up my mind if I want an upgrade and preserve my files and settings, or a clean installation to 64bit Win7 and lose my files and settings. Of course I can always make a backup but if I were to opt for the latter I would just go cold turkey and re-personalize my laptop again.

The latter option would definitely have to include purchase of two 2GB RAM sticks (because why waste the extra power of 64bit without getting 4GBs of RAM?) and that’s going to cost. Which is bad which is why I’m not done contemplating.

In other news I’m horrifically doomed this semester and I’m definitely guaranteed to get a C or a D for my Complex Analysis II because I haven’t paid any attention in class nor done any of the tutorials or homework and I got a single digit for my midterm.

The rest aren’t so hot either. I’m not even in it to learn anymore I just want to pass my exams and get out of there.

Joke: What did the mathematician name his dog?

Cauchy, because it leaves a residue at every pole.

<insert laughter here>

June 28, 2008


Filed under: Uncategorized — Axeile @ 2:00 pm without the www.

June 24, 2008

Nodes of Ranvier

Filed under: Graphics, Random Weird Stuff — Axeile @ 3:53 am

It comes as slightly a shock when I realise Wei Zhe dresses exactly the way I like guys to be dressed. Long sleeve or short, button shirts are nice. I’m leaning closer and closer to the classy gentleman than the sports punk. Joshua was (or is?) a sports punk. Wen Jie is a classy gentleman.

Wei Zhe is an idiot.

I’ve finally handed in my SEP documents. Wanna know what modules I’m taking? =D

I don’t feel like telling.

There were so many things I wanted to say; “were”, coz I don’t remember now.

You know how religious people like to pray for forgiveness? How many do that because they’re remorseful? And how many pray just so they don’t get bad karma? They’re just kidding themselves and massaging their conscience, and that’s not very sincere, is it? I don’t like to pray for forgiveness if I’m not truly repentant. If I did, it may be because I don’t want to be smushed by a giant vampire cockcroant, and I doubt any deity would like some insincere fellow asking them for forgiveness for selfish reasons.

Anyway, I don’t need to appease my conscience. She’s fine with what I do.

I am so going to get horrible karma in the future. I’ve been really lucky all my life and it’s not like I had time to do any good stuff while in diapers so I’m essentially enjoying borrowed luck. I’m not exactly building up a karmically correct portfolio either. Once I use up my good fortune, life is going to suck =(

look, it's been a while since I took primary school science, so don't diss my drawing of a cockroach-ant

You see that gray header up there at the top of The one with “secretss” in white font. Did you know… that clicking “secretss” will get you to my main page?

I’m just saying. You never know who doesn’t realise little things like that.

Secretss is a lot kinder and friendlier than the human controlling her. My alter-ego is a better person than I am. Too bad she’s only pixels.

My conscience is a she because she’s not Jiminy Cricket.

Secretss is my IGN in every game I play.

What if Jiminy Cricket looked like my cockroant?

What if life had a restart button?

What if instead of procrastinating I actually went to bed? It’s nearing 4am, good night.

June 23, 2008


Filed under: Graphics — Axeile @ 8:18 pm

it's so realistic, you feel like you're living it!

Navigation Cancelled

Filed under: Geekspeak, Graphics — Axeile @ 1:14 am

T.T is “up” and supposedly “working” but NOT FOR ME. I just get Navigation Cancelled. All the time. For both the Fujitsu and the Dell. It works on my dad’s (he’s not using the same wifi as my mom and me), it works on Hui Qing’s, it works on Jon’s, it works on Sid’s, it just doesn’t work on mine. I’ve cleared the DNS cache, restarted the computer, and logged on to (what is that called?) to reset the router. I’ve tried IE and Firefox (I uninstalled Safari a while ago). Firefox says it can’t find the server. I’ve tried trace routing and pinging and none of them work on either of the laptops! o.O The page’s supposed to say “This website will be temporary interrupted for a couple of days.” If anyone else can view that please let me know. T.T

To Jon, yes you were right, free hosting accounts at Brinkster are not eligible to have external domain names added to Brinkster’s servers -.-” I asked the Live Support Help guy.

But that’s no big. I can still forward URLs. WordPress sucks though, she wants paying for every stinking feature including domain forwarding.

If anyone was wondering why that strange page at, I couldn’t answer those three questions during tuition this yesterday morning. Sigh. It’s been 2 years since JC1 and 2 months since I last really used my brains.

June 20, 2008

Paranoid 3

Filed under: Graphics — Axeile @ 1:17 am

it also helps to prevent either side from getting jealous.

June 19, 2008

Older Posts »

The Silver is the New Black Theme. Create a free website or blog at


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.