A recent visit to a few blogs and I found the apparent parodies of ‘Kaidoku Funou’ (a.k.a Code Geass 2nd OP) and ‘Cruel Angel’s Thesis’ (Evangelion’s OP theme song done in Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu style!

This is actually a parody of the concert episode of Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu (Episode 11 if I recall). Simple lip-syncing and frame cropping has made this possible. 

The parody makers have taken different short video frames, thrown in ‘Kaidoku Funou’ as the audio feed and volia!

Now, the 2nd OP of Code Geass doesn’t seem half as bad if they used this :)

Next up, we have ‘Cruel Angel’s Thesis’ (Evangelion’s OP theme song spoofed with characters from Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu. Although it isn’t as good as the original, but it’s really well done given that fact that they managed to do most of the scenes almost as exactly to the original.

Thumbs up!

Lastly, not a spoof but instead, Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu Special ED: Full Dance Version, courtesy of Kyoto Animation.

I particularly love the way the animators have put this one together. Very lively and ‘moe’ if I would have to place it in words. It’s really hard to make an ED with characters dancing in sync with a song. 

Mikuru looks somewhat cuter in this ED :)

End of Year Gathering : Meido Cafe Hangout

This year’s end of year/ new year eve was rather different for me. Usually, It would either be gatherings at my aunt’s place or spending it alone. This year’s was special. Well, I met up with a couple of local animebloggers and we headed to Cosafe to celebrate the New Year.

There were lots of people, LOTS over in the city. The train stations were full packed and the security had to usher people out of the station. I managed to grab bjorn out of the crazy crowd down there, met up with eugene and headed to the maid cafe before meeting up with the rest. A few of these guys are regulars to the cafe :O

We sat and chilled out. Played a couple of card games and there was supposedly inter-table balloon game competition where 2 people from each table are to blow balloons, whilst the rest from each table are to only assist in tying the balloons. The table with the most balloons within 1 minute wins something. The game got cancelled as we used blew the balloons up and popped them to scare people and have fun :)

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2006 December – Singapore

Currently home alone, whilst my parents are in China visiting my relatives. It’s fun, but somewhat weird. I get alot of time to myself to think, yet, without random interruptions, it really pushes the limit of keeping my sanity in check.

I have been reading on media storage devices, audio and video formats etc. Mostly nerdy stuff. Did the Jung personality test as well, and yes, I am a INTP. But your personality type will change overtime. Somehow I think I’m more of a INFP and used to be in the Exxx type :/ Read on the personality types here <Link>

Ok, off with the personal stuff and back to the main ones.

Lots of photos

Christmas Trees

Taken on Christmas Day, whilst walking from City Hall all the way to Takashimaya, Orchard. The pink Christmas tree is really cool. Very refreshing color (at the first glance :) )


I really like the one on the right. Very retro-ish :)

Landscapes (?)


Macro (?)

I have no idea why I took a photo of a vase with sun rays being reflected. Abstract?

Fruits on the plate is my first few takes on macro photography, same goes for the flower.


Those are the photos I have taken on 25th, 29th, 30th December resepctively. There are indeed many failed experiments. Blurred images, shaky hands, under/over exposed pictures etc. Taken using manual mode on the EOS 400D. I am still a amateur photographer :)

Critique needed for improvements :)

Charged for unauthorized wireless net access

^ The Straits Times, 11 November 2006
(Click image for larger and meaner image)

Or download the scanned article here.

Teen, 17, first to be charged with unauthorised wireless Net access.

Wow. Charged for unauthorization. (Sarcasm)

This article did not elaborate on what circumstances this teenager was charged with. Which leaves me to ponder…

1. Either the neighbour wanted to be an ass and decided to lodge a complaint against him

2. The kid was downloading illegal stuff (ran share/winny or some p2p program) via his neighbour’s network, and the neighbour received a letter from the RIAS (Recording Industry Association of Singapore) and decided to employ some IT expert to take a look at the logs, monitor the network traffic, found a unknown MAC address, traced it back to the kid and lodged a complaint against him.

3. This was actualy a hoax (JOKING)

We can leave options 1 and 3 out. Which leaves us with option 2.

There are 2 sides to this issue. The former, ‘owners’ of wi-fi networks, and the latter, the ‘users’.

I really do not understand why he has to lodge a complaint against the kid. Unless the kid has been downloading illegial stuff, sure go ahead. But just unauthorized access? Isn’t lodging a complaint going too far? Why waste that money on hiring a lawyer and stuff, when being the owner of the Wi-fi network, access the router’s setting page, set-up WEP, WPA, WPA2 and volia! Network secured (to a certain extent).

There are so many ways in which a wireless network can be secured.


– Set up WEP, WPA or WPA2
– Change the default access password/username (if applicable)
– Disable SSID Broadcast
– MAC filtering
– Static IP addressing (disable DHCP and manually assign an IP to each pc)

Or even better, disable wireless and stick to UTP cables for connection.

The article mentioned on how many users (wifi-owners) do not seem to realize they can block intruders by setting passwords. And also that in some countries, like Holland, Wi-fi network owners can even be held liable by the courts for crimes commited their unprotected networks. That’s what you get for leaving your network open. :p

ASSUMPTION, the everyday used state of mind. Assume and it makes an ass out of you and me.

Many people do not take the time to read the manual even, comprimising their own network security, assuming that it would not be accessed by an unauthorized person. I remember doing a mini-project of my own last year, scanning the number of unsecured wireless networks available near my estate. To my horror, many were unsecured and what’s worst is that they were using the default SSID.

Owners, do your part by securing your wireless networks if you do not want unauthorized access. Instead of bitching “Hey! ‘Insert name here’ accessed my network without my permission”, secure it first! Prevention is better than cure. A quick search on the net and you can find guides on securing your network.


On the other hand, I believe the ‘users’ do have to understand the dire conseqeunces of accessing a network you’re unauthorized to do so. You got yourself into this shit, now clear it up yourself and face judgement. It is your own maturity. Cause and effect. Do not expect someone to clean up your mistakes.

Of course, there are methods to cover your tracks, but lets not mention it here :)

Always remember,

Tokyo – PS3 Launch

 Yay! PS3 is out

In Tokyo, Japan :p

^ Posted on IRC

It kinda reminds me of this (see below)

Back when xbox360 was released.

There was a thread on it over at 2chan, but it seems to have been taken down :/

Danny over at <Link> had his PS3 confirmed, and will receive it later in the day.

The PlayStation 3 (Japanese: プレイステーション 3,, Pureisutēshon Surī?, trademarked PLAYSTATION 3,[4] abbreviated PS3) is Sony’s seventh generation era video game console, third in the PlayStation series. It is the successor to PlayStation and PlayStation 2 and will compete against Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and Nintendo’s Wii.

Source: Wikipedia <Link>

I remembered back in 2000, I was in Europe around the time PS2 was released over there. Game magazines were covering all about it. It was crazy. Now, it’s the PS3. I wonder in 5-7 years time, would I be able to line up for the PS4 haha :p

I’ll not get the PS3 till probably during national service, where we get paid each month. There usually bugs in the first few varients. It’s funny how sometimes I get things and not use it for it’s intended purpose, but to be awed by it’s awesome technology.

Now let’s just wait for Wii to be out :)