Thursday, November 29, 2007
this is not shaping up to be a good exam season. Screw ups here and there, and pressure keeps increasing. I think it will take more than the christmas season to recover. sigh.
More Fuzzy Logic @ 10:33 PM
Thursday, November 22, 2007
and so england couldnt draw against croatia, thus ensuring that they arent going to Euro 2008. I stayed up the watch the first half, and seriously England was abysmal.
Firstly, why did McClaren play wright-philips on the right flank instead of beckham? I'm sure Christine would agree with me on this. wright-philips is fast, but his crossing is really bad. With a single man strikeforce, and its peter crouch at that, what you need is a good crosser of the ball. whats the use in being speedy and tricky when you cannot put in a decent cross for a 2m striker? I remember seeing a good through-ball to wright-philips in the first half; its a pity that he hesitated and took 1 extra touch before trying for the shot, which got parried. I'm sure beckham would have put that away, and equalised for England.
Secondly, why did he play scott carson? granted that Robinson was really off form, but he could have played david james instead! between choosing a veteran and a keeper who only previously turned out for England in a friendly against Austria for a do or die match, I would go with the veteran any day. there's simply no substitute for experience, esp in a high pressure match. and scott carson did let the ball slip for the first goal.
Thirdly, why gareth barry instead of hargreaves? I remember the commentator saying that hargreaves is perhaps the most disciplined player in the team in terms of tactics, and that if he was out there england would definitely retain possession better. that is definitely true, considering that barry is really short of form outside the england squad.
Fourthly, why wayne bridge instead of ashley cole? cole was on the bench, and if he's on the bench surely he would be fit to play at least some part in the game. its undeniable that cole is the better left back of the two. If you look at the 2nd goal carefully, you will realise that the defence was in shambles, that while the 3 defenders tried to play the guy offside, bridge at the far end played him onside! his play down the left flanks were also not effective at all.
Finally, why 4-5-1 and the insistence on lampard and gerrard together? It was proven in the last few matches that england was much better at a 4-4-2, and that gerrard doesnt play with lampard. This game surely would be another shining example of why both of them are ill suited to play with each other.
I think england needs a new manager. haha maybe they should come look for me! in the meantime, i shall start prepping for the england job by undergoing intensive Football Manager 08 training after the exams =)
More Fuzzy Logic @ 2:13 PM
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
I feel miserable these days. I'm alternating between feeling confident that I will be able to cover what I want to cover for the exams, and panicking at the thought that I won't be able to finish revision. The weather is of no comfort too. It alternates between hot and cold, and creates an environment conducive for taking afternoon naps. This also led to me feeling under the weather, and even feverish at times. My dad and sis are also at home recovering from flu and fever, so it seems like the season is upon us again.
On another note, Lust Caution is really quite nice. The pacing was slow, but the story was engaging. And the sex is really quite explicit. But it helps to develop the story. I dare say that people who caught the NC16 version missed out quite a bit, because you are TOLD how their r/s developed, instead of seeing the nuances yourself.
More Fuzzy Logic @ 2:23 PM
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Our air force recently bought quite a number of F15s from Boeing, after a long and lengthy tender. The reason given for rejecting other tenders, including the joint strike fighter (JSF) was because the F15s were tried and tested, and they were very reliable. Guess what? the USA just grounded its entire fleet of F15s. Makes you wonder whether we just wasted a huge amount of money with this.
More Fuzzy Logic @ 8:15 AM
Monday, November 05, 2007
CLT seems like my personal halloween. I've been stuck reading how Mao's revolution is incompatible with the rule of law for the past 2 days, even when i'm supposed to have finished it by Sun. This sorta brings the quote by Steve Wynn about Mao and his "imbecilic revolution" to mind. All this too, at the expense of reading about dentures (or is it debentures?) and charges that actually float. I guess Muhammad Ali was talking abt charges when he mentioned something that "floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee". I mean, its kinda painful when they try to crystalise charges against you, much like a bee sting isnt it? and talking about crystalising charges, i bet my friend would think this topic is weird, because it would remind her of herself every time she reads about it.
I'm facing a brick wall nowadays when its comes to mugging. Bad news too, as this is the season to really mug. I will read a bit and then go off to play Winning Eleven. I think i seriously should start considering going to sch and join Amardeep in the library. There isnt much time left and I'm still procrastinating. Sigh.
More Fuzzy Logic @ 10:52 PM
trial's over and done with. could be better though, but i guess i cant complain, or else crystal will say i'm whining excessively again.
Been rediscovering CLT recently. I think its a euphemism though, corz in truth i'm forced to study for it. But its fascinating, even if Glenn's textbook is obtuse and boring at times. But i'm lagging behind and the exam's only 1.5 weeks away. Sigh..
i went to Laila's house on sunday for hari raya dinner. Her mum cooked up a storm for us. the beef rendang and fried chicken was seriously nice. I'm so gonna steal her recipe just before i go on exchange, so at least i learn how to cook something.
and the conversation of the day came when we were discussing about Islamic legal tradition (and thus marrying our studies with the hari raya celebration). Zhang Rui asked whether the bible or the koran was more binding. Someone made a remark to the effect that if you cannot find the answer in the Koran, u perhaps can then look to the bible or something else, just like judges looking at other jurisdictions for persuasive authority.
law students are really such nerds at times.
Add-on: I met this exchange dude from NZ yesterday, and surprise surprise! he listens to jay chou too! we already agreed to go Kbox one day after exams! hahaz
More Fuzzy Logic @ 1:28 AM