Sunday, August 24, 2008

Google Olympics Doodles

With the ending of the Olympics today, it has been a good 16 day's worth of sweat and tears. I wished that I had more time to watch more events though. Channel 7 wasn't the greatest either. They didn't show all events.

Anyhow, there is always the trusty internet for more vids and news. Has anyone else been intrigued by the daily Olympic doodles from Google?

I find them fascinating. With the complete collection now, let's reminiscence all the events.

Day 1 - Opening Ceremony

Day 2 - Cycling

Day 3 - Weightlifting

Day 4 - Diving

Day 5 - Rhythmic Gymnastics

Day 6 - Artistic Gymnastics

Day 7 - Basketball

Day 8 - Badminton

Day 9 - Soccer

Day 10 - Rowing

Day 11 - Table Tennis

Day 12 - Swimming

Day 13 - Track Field

Day 14 - High Jump

Day 15 - Martial Arts

Day 16 - Baseball

Ending - Closing Ceremony

Monday, August 18, 2008

The McDonalds Coke Olympic Race

With any Olympics, there are sure to be sponsors and food chains the likes of McDonalds taking advantage by selling us toys and mementos.

I guess that I am one such consumer who buys this collectibles. How could you not when McDonalds teamed up with Cokes and came up with a set of Coke Glasses for 3 different events l(swimming, basketball and athletics). It seemed like something worth collecting and is usable. It is also a piece of history. You never know, 200 years from now and this could be in a museum.

After successfully collecting the first two, I trotted off after work today to collect the last and final coke glass. To my dismay, my regular McDonalds has already sold out on it and it's only a MONDAY!

Thinking to myself, "What's the point of having two and not completing the collection", I knew of another McDonalds about 10 minutes walk away. Hence, started my own Olympic race for the final Coke Glass.

Dragging my trolley bag which houses my laptop in addition to a gym bag, I wasn't in the best position to race around for the final Coke Glass. I got there and discovered that it was closed for renovations. OMG!!!!!!

I guess that no event is without it's surprises and hurdles. I headed back into the city to George street to my 3rd McDonalds branch. Sold out again!

This is killing's dinner time and I can't get a Coke Glass with my McDonald meal. Went to the 4th branch, sold out again.

By this time, I have literally walked half of the city and more.

Onwards again. With any event, there can be interruptions, onwards to my next destination, I was stopped by someone asking me where is the nearest supermarket. What the heck!

Finally reached the 5th branch, it looked promising, then I was greeted by these words "Sold Out". Arghh.....

I only know of 2 more branches left in the city. Mind you, this is me walking from one end of George street from Chinatown to Darling Harbour and upwards to Circular Quay.

6th branch....GOLD! I got my Coke Glass. Was it worth it....after all that effort, I think I deserve those fries that came with it.

I now have my complete collection (at least in Australia since they only sell 3 of them). You could say that the final Coke Glass was the coveted Gold.


Monday, August 4, 2008

On my way...

If you've seen my previous post, I was starting to despair on when will I be able to go to London.
After a very long and tiring day, I checked my email and discovered an email. It was a notification saying that my visa has been approved!
Yippee....I am now packing...London, here I Come!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

We Got Married

I have a huge stack of movies and series that are piling up that I have yet to watch. It's hard when you have only so many hours but there are so many different shows in different languages to watch.

Ah! The joys of being Asian, you have shows in English, Mandarin, Hong Kong, Korea and Japan to choose from and it makes the amount that I want to watch so much more.

Needless to say, I am SO BEHIND! Anyhow, after some persistent coaxing from someone, I started watching a reality show from Korea known as "We Got Married". I have to say that I am HOOKED!

The show is about 4 celebrity couples who pretend to be married and the life of a newly wed couple. All 4 are vastly different and definitely give some highly entertaining moments. You get the awkward moments while they are getting used to each other and the fights and dramas!

You always have that slob of a guy who never wants to do anything. Then you have the cute couple and a seemingly materialistic and fashionable couple. The one that I was most taken with was this really romantic guy.

He is just so romantic that it almost seems unreal. If you can hear the music resonating from the background of my blog, it's a song in his album.

There was a point where I began to question whether could it be that he is just putting on a show. After all, celebrities are known to be really different in real life and when they are on camera. However, after watching for a while, I believe that he is really a sincere and genuine guy. I may be wrong, but I am happy to have this conclusion. If I can find someone half as romantic as him, I'll be happy! What can I say, I AM a romantic at heart!

Anyhow, if you're bored, definitely tune in to watch this reality show. You can find it in many places, including here.

Where has time gone?

In a blink of an eye and it is already August in the 2008 year. I can still remember when the clock striked 12 midnight and fireworks went off to greet the new year. I was full of hopes and dreams on what I wanted to achieve in 2008.

Unsurprisingly, things never turn out the way you want them.
My career did not take off as how I envision, thankfully in a twist of events, I found myself in a better position.

I hoped to have been in London by now but am still here in Sydney. I am still hoping that I will be able to get there before October. *fingers crossed*

As the countdown starts for the Olympics, it also counts down how much time I have left for the remaining of the year.