Monday, October 25, 2004

Vaguely gay recluse

iTunes' party shuffle is playing a copy of: Bonde - Ali Farka Toure with Ry Cooder - Talking Timbuktu, of which I have the original CD and therefore didn't steal music.
Some angry young woman thinks I look vaguely gay on TV, and I wasn't even having a double mac or an Orange Mocha Frappucino.
3) The only Blogger who claimed to address social issue [sic] looked suspiciously like a recluse. 4) Not only that, he looked vaguely gay.
In the post immediately prior, she's just watched that Get Rea! episode and she's very riled up by what she sees and hears, much like how other angry young women get very, very riled up when they watch Singapore Idol because the judges are so stupid and gay and the contestants so untalented how dare they even audition for the show et cetera ad nauseum.
···Yes, blogging in Singapura is a disappointment. Even the more well-known blogs here are nothing but a big fat flop. All they do is ramble about their personal lives, which to me, is all wrong. Nobody wants to hear the brain-numbing details. Sometimes, I'm tempted to simply take down my photo log because it dangerously adds personality to this blog. It makes it more human. Wouldn't it be better overall if I was blogging without a face? If I had no human personality attached to me? I would be nothing but a voice. Somehow, I suspect that putting up my pictures attracts trolls. They're able to attach a face to a voice, and face it, trolls are usually so stupid they can't identify a voice without a face.
Luvvie, it's a teevee show, and it's called Get Rea! They shoulda interviewed you instead, because you have more of an agenda than anything I'd ever be able to muster. But what to do? I mingle with the glitterati and Diana Ser has my mobile number.
···Another Blogger told us that the quality of blogging here is seriously bad. Tell me something I don't know, mister. And why didn't he share his blog address? I'm curious to see how hot shot a social commentator he is.
Be curious no more, for I am not a commentator of any sort. And I tried my darndest to 'share my blog address', but it just so happened that the show had people called producers to edit the one hour interview and left the important bit out. For social commentary, go to Mr Brown's. He's well-known, big and a little fat (my age liao mah), but definitely no flop by any measure. Still, thank you. Better to look vaguely gay than vaguely straight. Orange Mocha Frappucino for everyone! (Nabeh... simi recluse? I have lotsa friends ok?)


Blogger Cupcake Queen said...

Vaguely gay? How do you define that, ar? Has it got to do with your shiny forehead?

10/25/2004 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hehe, sounds like sour grapes to me. I wanted to catch the TV programme but both days I happened to be out. Just wanted to let you know I have been enjoying your blog for a few months already, thanks for sharing.


10/25/2004 09:56:00 AM  
Blogger Bubblemunche said...

Goodness! I'm amazed by how you managed to find Angry Young Woman.

Anyway, yes, 'vaguely gay' sounds hellva lot better than 'vaguely straight'... how does one define these anyway?

10/25/2004 10:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look, Whatsyername (sorry, didn't catch it),

I think it's extremely rewarding that you're getting so agitated. Yes, as you probably think, I write to provoke and seeing people provoked amuses me no end.


1) They're actually kicking up a fuss over what an 18 year old girl from a mediocre JC on a tiny island is babbling about.

2) Somehow they take the time to hunt down comments which may be damaging to their reputation, hence stumbling upon blog of said 18 year old girl.

3) They take the time to dedicate entire posts to said 18 year old girl. Probably hoping she'd stumble across it and read it eh?

4) They, regardless of age/gender/occupation/creed/sexuality, usually think such "blog wars" are the height of excitement and the highlight of their day.

5) Said 18 year old girl is an Angry Young Girl (or more rudely labelled by others). Hence, being automatically assumed to be young, infantile and pissy, I wonder why they still want to pick bones with her?

So, overall, it's quite amusing.

Oh well. What can I say, I didn't actively want to insult you actually, just giving a few superficial (although admittedly impolite) comments. If you'd read my post thoroughly, you'd see that it was more x**x** and the last girl whom I had a bone to pick with. Yes, I dislike the way they speak, the way they portray females and I definitely dislike the way they blog.

I may not have liked the way you were presented on telly, but face it, Get Real was terrible overall for all 4 of you. Aside from that, my compliments to your writing, it is quite decent, especially in comparison to the trash and drivel of many other blogs.


Angry Young Girl

or better known as ms.beautifuk.

10/25/2004 10:40:00 AM  
Blogger Mr Miyagi said...

Agitated! Of course agigated lah, nabeh, call me a recluse?! It's 10.48am, and I am about to go out of the house OK? To meet some people OK?

10/25/2004 10:53:00 AM  
Blogger Mandrake said...

Vaguely Vague?

10/25/2004 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn I keep missing the Get Rea! program. Miyagi you have anything in .avi format or what?


10/25/2004 01:38:00 PM  
Blogger Cowboy Caleb said...

dude, she called you gay leh.

for that, she and 3 generations must die by the sword.

10/25/2004 03:57:00 PM  
Blogger littlecartnoodles said...

Acherly, I like reading about other people's personal lives on their blogs because I'm a freaking blog voyeur ...

Some bloggers have very interesting lives while others can make common, day-to-day experiences appear so interesting.

Social commentary ? Sollee, my engrish not wery good ...

10/25/2004 06:04:00 PM  
Blogger JellyGirl said...

Perhaps you could take 'vaguely gay' to mean err...metrosexual. hee.

10/25/2004 06:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Mr Miyagi,

I've check out her blog. She isn't blogging. As a matter of fact, she's nagging. I like your blogs.

Fan of Mr Miyagi

10/25/2004 07:42:00 PM  
Blogger chainsawieldinun said...

ditto here. and the 'vaguely gay' / 'recluse' remarks - whatever man, the girl calls for trenchant social commentaries in sg blogs in one post and frets about ghastly stripey socks 2 blogs after.. i mean, what the...?

10/25/2004 08:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Mr Miyagi!

Just to say I like your blogs (which is why I pasted the link in mine, hope you don't mind).
Keep having your Mocha!
I'll keep having my sake.

drunkard today

10/25/2004 10:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that angry young women writes stuff that is classified under "invitation to flame". I think that phase will pass..must be doing too much GP essays.


10/25/2004 11:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd put the blame on the repercussions of that-time-of-the-month. Lost too much blood, so must bloody digress.

It's a case of bad timing I guess.


10/25/2004 11:29:00 PM  
Blogger Kevin said...

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10/26/2004 12:00:00 AM  
Blogger Kevin said...

aiya, she contradicts herself leh. I thought I'm the only one who posts lengthy and meaningless entries and trip on my own words. Just to cite 2 snippets from 2 separate posts;

They take an online diary for what it literally is - a diary. No! It's not a diary, it's a web-log. Nobody wants to know what you ate, what you shat and how many times you shat. Nobody gives a damn. That's not journalism at all. Oh, right, maybe it's journalism on your own insignificant little life? Which makes me shout again,

"Oi! Nobody gives a damn lah!"
but then in an earlier post, titled "my eyes my eyes", it goes like this...

My eyes, my eyes. Argggghhh.

That's how I feel after trying to sort out my 500, 000, 099 mobile phone pictures scattered all over the computer. Oh yes. Organisation has never been my strong point. But after a lot of squinting, cursing and grumbling, I've done it! Approximately 1 year's worth of pictures in 8 folders. Not bad, ms. beautifuk, for a morning's work.

And I saw Jakob Dylan's blonde twin brother swimming in the pool this morning. How good is that?

I've got to stop this weird preoccupation with twin brothers, including S's one in YJ.

Erh. I should shut my eyes to give them a break. Yep, I shall shut them. Just for a little little while. I'm not going to fall asleep. Nope, I'm not.

listening to : People Hate Me - Murderdolls
your eyes? your cellphone? your crush? what you listening to?

Oi! Nobody gives a flipping flying fuck la!now where's my abestos longjohns...?

10/26/2004 12:10:00 AM  
Blogger Mr Miyagi said...

OK, don't play already. I actually like Beautifuk's blog, which is why I highlighted it. I think she's got the makings of a good writer, so let's all encourage. Maximize, not minimize.

10/26/2004 01:42:00 AM  
Blogger Kevin said...

if u say so then, Miyagi Sensei, just didn't like her holier than thou fartitude, that's all.

Admittedly, she writes well, albeit in a very jarring way. Whereas your ability to laugh at the world and yourself makes your blog more fun to read.

btw, i still didn't get to see for myself how shiny your forehead looks on tv, but i can vaguely visualize...

10/26/2004 05:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dunno leh. got friend tell me you quite the hunk and got many chio gerfrens one. where got gay?


10/26/2004 12:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aiya, all of you just shut the fuck up lah.

Sorry, Mr. M, had to say that. Some of your readers seem extremely intellectually challenged from the comments they write. Blame it on menstruation?! That's just feeble.

ms. beautifuk

10/27/2004 02:19:00 PM  
Blogger Inarticulate said...

Hi Mr Miyagi,

Stumbled upon an old article about yourself back in 2003. Came to know about your blog through Beautifuk and Mr Brown [I missed Get Real!] and felt that you do indeed write beautifully. I had quite a few smiles and laughs when I read through your essays. Very beautiful indeed.

Just curious, what is the significance of the watch?

10/27/2004 05:24:00 PM  
Blogger Indian Stallion said...

Moral of the story is next time you get interviewed on tv, make sure you wear very macho clothing like a leather jacket, spiked bracelets and a upside down cross hanging on your neck. oh and add a t-shirt with a almost nude image of a hooker on it. So that people cannot in any way suggest that you could be gay.

10/27/2004 05:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

don't get all defensive guys. the woman may have a point. i think it's an almost uniquely yank thing to hate nitty-gritty personal lives put on web - mebbe they get too many soaps over there or summink. or mebbe they have too much of their own to want to read anyone else's.
to be honest - all of you must agree - that at times it gets really boring reading what someone else thought, felt, and did today (although the ones about who they did tend to attract me. cough.)

course it can be a great time killer too. and i'm not just writing this because some hot canadian chick i know thinks meme-blogging is lame. cough. nope. nuh uh.

10/27/2004 06:52:00 PM  
Blogger Mr Miyagi said...

Hey Julian, what watch?

10/28/2004 04:20:00 AM  
Blogger Inarticulate said...

The wrist watch which is displayed on your blog picture? About Me?

Little pictures interest me at times, gets me thinking about wat was the main messasge being conveyed. A watch can symbolise a deadline, similarly a watch can also symbolise a character who is prone to being urgent in everything he/she does. So.. I was curious. :D

10/28/2004 09:51:00 AM  
Blogger Mr Miyagi said...

Oh, that watch. I was bored and took a picture of it. You'll notice I wear my watch on my right wrist. It was a struggle operating the camera with the left hand. I shall now attribute your meanings to the picture though!

10/28/2004 01:10:00 PM  
Blogger happy_boi said...

i think you look wise on teeveee

10/28/2004 09:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i declare the 'war' over.... guy guys time to get on with your lives, read our blogs and voyuer on (not a grammar mistake, i do mean voyuer). and does any1 have the .avi for "get rea!" ? can't catch it cos not home lah... ivan

10/29/2004 08:09:00 PM  
Blogger Re-minisce said...

hey cool. can you do that in the middle east too?

10/30/2004 11:03:00 AM  
Blogger moggy said...

Like your blogsite.It's very witty.

11/20/2004 11:41:00 AM  

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