Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Happy Australia Day!!!!


And a good evening to you from across the globe after another GREAT DAY in the Lion City. HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY!!!!! Team Taylor spent it hitting the same place that Jackie and I visited on Sunday - BOOMERANG, BABY!!!!

Tonight we introduced Muffin Puffin to the delights of peppered Kangaroo loin, which she was QUITE pleased with. For me, I mixed things up and went with the "kangaroo pizza," which was an ENORMOUS slab of doughy, uncooked bread and all the kangaroo and mango slices you could ever want. Absolutely random? YES. Absolutely SO GUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUD (peppy cheekies)? Yes again. It's all about fuel for the run, right?

So the technology problems for Sammy the Bull continue. Tonight I tried to download two VERY manly songs - "Teenage Dream" by Katy Perry and "Raise Your Glass" by Pink - only to find out that something is wrong with my account. It doesn't say WHAT is wrong with my account, only that I need to contact iTunes support. Of course, there's a bigger problem with that - THEY DON'T HAVE A PHONE NUMBER OR EMAIL ADDRESS. That's right - all you do is go to the Apple website, where you are told to log in to register your problem. Of course, since I DON'T HAVE AN EXISTING ISSUE PROFILE, it won't recognize me and tells me that I need to contact support, which AGAIN HAS NO NUMBER OR CONTACT INFORMATION. These guys are harder to pin down than Tiger Airways customer support line - good times...

That being said, I must balance it with a conversation I had at work, which was QUITE funny:

Teammate at Work (TAW): "Sam, I am concerned about this."

Sammy the Unconcerned Bull (SUB): "I think it's fine."

TAW: "No, I'm really worried."

SUB: "We're good."

TAW: (sending message on IM) "Here is a symbol for you that we Asians say to each other. "=.=" Do you know what this means?"

SUB: "Um, no."

TAW: "It means I will close my tiny little eyes and sweat. It is a common Asian saying."

SUB: "WOW - I honestly have no comment for that." (except to say that you'd get FIRED INSTANTLY IF YOU SAID THAT IN AMERICA)

Seriously - tell me that's not one of the funniest things you've heard in a LONG time. I am still chuckling.

No gym today, but I'm going to hit it hard tomorrow. We've logged some CRAZY hours at work, so but tonight was the first time it stopped us from logging some time at Fitness First. Tomorrow, however, we'll rectify that situation.

Okay, that's all the news that's fit to print. Chat tomorrow!


(a very technologically frustrated - and not JUST by formulas) Sam and (already asleep) Jenny


  1. enjoying your red envelope diaries.... thought you'd like to see how charlotte is celebrating...

    girls, get out your bunny ears!

  2. Sam,

    I've ditched iTunes for purchases and gone over to Amazon. They have a lot of albums every month for $5 and when you download the mp3's they can integrate with iTunes if that's what you use to manage your music.

    - Jay

  3. Sam -

    I just caught up on a month's worth of your blog. It is always a good read. That said, your 22 followers, although growing does indeed pale in comparison.

    A few things I loved:
    - The guy in the VT gear giving you fast passes to go get soaked
    - You needing an English-to-English translator (which is surprising given your persistent use of whilst and Mother Country - even when describing Singapore)
    - The sign on the wall in the Thai massage analogy to you would be if you want to find someone who is SELLING scalped tickets to a football game, look for the guy holding the sign that says "I BUY tickets". Apply that logic to the sign that says No sex

    Now, I am really worried about the guy in the office who is advising you to use $14 increments for your red envelopes. According to a credible cultural website "Fourteen as well as 4 are the most feared number in Chinese superstition." My advice...stick to SGD 2, 8 or 10 depending on how well you know the person...or just follow Carla's lead :)

    Talk to you soon.
    Dan (a.k.a. Wild Card...although I'm not sure what that means)