Posts tagged ‘NED’

February 4, 2013

Neolisms: Simple Truths.

A neolism is a new truth. From “Neo” (new) and “-ism” (word ending that indicates action, manner, condition, beliefs or prejudice). Not the same as neologism – but similar in origin.

All neolisms are by yours truly – feel free to use as you see fit, just get the damned name to thank right. Who knows, something I made might become a meme. (Ha! That would be interesting.)

  • Antivirus

Use and be damned; don’t use, and be thrice damned – by the virus you can’t stop, by the virus you can stop, and by the antivirus company for not using their product.

  • When something goes bump in the night

The dead do not speak – and the living know better than to eavesdrop.

  • Truth

When things are in black and white – you are not thinking hard enough.

  • Defeat

Losing sucks – unless it blows.

  • Infinity

Infinity is a lot – until you learn algebra.

  • Baseball humour

The best humor comes from left field. Right field tends to be sleeping till the lefties are at bat.

  • Society

Society is like a boat: Great view above, stuff to keep it moving and working below and bilge at the bottom.

  • Work

Work does not end; but if you don’t work, you will.

  • Nature vs Nurture

Nature forms; Nurture shapes; Adversity forges.

  • Trust

Never trust promises from a forgetful woman – You never know when they might forget.

  • Relationships

Distance… is but a thought away.

  • Racing

If you are behind the last runner – you are either in the wrong race, or you’re trying too hard to win.

May 31, 2010

Neo’s Wish List

This post essentially lists all my worldly desires that can be bought with money as a link to my Wish List page. Before we begin however, I want to make this clear: do not overspend. For those who know me, I always encourage frugality, and this goes doubly true for gifts.

My wish list of gifts, in no particular order of importance:-

Wheel of Time” series of books by Robert Jordan (All books I prefer in softcover, with cover illustration by Darrell K. Sweet)

  • Eye of the World (Wheel of Time Book 1)
  • The Shadow Rising (Wheel of Time Book 4)
  • Fires of Heaven (Wheel of Time Book 5)
  • Lord of Chaos (Wheel of Time Book 6)
  • Crossroads of Twillight (Wheel of Time Book 10)
  • Knife of Dreams (Wheel of Time Book 11)
  • The Gathering Storm (Wheel of Time Book 12)
  • Towers of Midnight (Wheel of Time Book 13)
  • A Memory of Light (Wheel of Time Book 14)

Misc. Objects

  • Large whiteboard (approx. 130cm length by 70cm height)
  • Custom waist-hip pouch (I have this idea for a waist-hip pouch, but need the materials and knowledge on how to make sports bags)
  • PS/2 Mouse with Scroll Wheel (My previous mouse has spoilt its scroll wheel but works fine otherwise. Loath as I am to replace a perfectly “fine” mouse, not having a scroll wheel is really inconvenient.)


  • A book You are passionate about and willing to discuss intelligently with me after I read the book (I consider the conversation the gift.)
  • Catalog my CD/DVDs (I own a pretty large CD/DVD collection, and my catalog project has fallen so far behind that I despair of ever catching up without help.)
  • A good back and shoulder massage (I hear too many horror stories of terrible masseuses that I will not risk a trip unless it is recommended by a knowledgeable friend.)
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June 29, 2009

Begging… and how not to.

Today a man approached me on the street outside the National Library in Bugis. Fifty-ish, tastefully dressed in a pair of jeans and a t-shirt, he held a handphone in his left as he hailed me with the right in Chinese.

“Hey, you know the way to Hougang?”
“Far ah?”
“I want to know the directions to walk there.”
“Got no money lah. You got money to give me?”
“I don’t have money.”

As I turned and walked away, the man scolded me in Hokkien: “Don’t want to give, don’t give. Don’t come and tell me no money. mai gong jiao wei!”

Beggars who take home £280 a day (Link goes to Daily Mail article)

He told me he had no money and asked for money from me. I told him I had no money and he called me a liar. I wonder if he fully appreciated the irony of his statement.

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May 23, 2009

Four Years and Seven Months

Taken from my original 1000th post @ Hongfire:

Four years and seven months ago I joined a group of individuals who have come together to form a community, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that openness and cooperation leads to a richer life for all participants. Now we stand at a crossroads, testing whether our community, or any

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June 9, 2008


6.18am. My eyes actually opened before the alarm rang. The reason became painfully obvious really quickly: i was running a temperature. So there you have it, NED is down for the count on a lovely Monday. Even the weather is lovely… grrrrr. Given the “free” time, i decided to get some writing down, so i finally updated this blog with a personal post.

Here’s a new anime that’s gone below the radar of most people. Candy Boy is a short web anime released by Anime International Company (AIC) in Nov 2007. The name of the anime is something of a misnomer. There are no boys in the anime, being about the lives of 2 very dissimilar twin sisters and the tension caused by the feelings of 1 freshman towards the younger of the twins. The title is taken from the single by Meilin, a Korean artist, whose cd is packaged with the DVD release. Meilin’s music also graces the anime at various points.

As of May 2008, AIC started a new run of 7 episodes, each 14 min long.

Candy Boy Wikipedia entry
Candy Boy Japanese Site Has links to nico douga for each episode as they are released. Extremely high quality.
Froth Bite homepage The only english fansub group that is working on this anime