Thursday, March 30, 2006

Wanting to win a National title while Ganesh and Aaron are still around

I am The Chariot

The Chariot often appears when hard control is or could be in evidence. At its best, hard control is not brutal, but firm and direct. It is backed up by a strong will and great confidence. The Chariot can mean self-control or control of the environment. This card also represents victory. There are many types of wins; the Chariot's is of the win-lose type. Your success comes from beating the competition to become number one. Such moments are glorious in the right circumstances.

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I no conform to stupid rules!

I am The Hierophant

The Hierophant often represents learning with experts or knowledgeable teachers. This card also stands for institutions and their values. The Hierophant is a symbol of the need to conform to rules or fixed situations. His appearance in a reading can show that you are struggling with a force that is not innovative, free-spirited or individual. Groups can be enriching or stifling, depending on circumstances. Sometimes we need to follow a program or embrace tradition, other times, we need to trust ourselves.

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Brain Lateralization Test Results
Right Brain (58%) The right hemisphere is the visual, figurative, artistic, and intuitive side of the brain.
Left Brain (36%) The left hemisphere is the logical, articulate, assertive, and practical side of the brain
Are You Right or Left Brained?
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Something to Bore Everyone ( (C) by Jim Geary)

Your brain: 60% interpersonal, 120% visual, 140% verbal, and 80% mathematical!
Congratulations on being 400% smart! Actually, on my test, everyone is. The above score breaks down what kind of thinking you most enjoy doing. A score above 100% means you use that kind of thinking more than average, and a score below 100% means you use it less. It says nothing about how good you are at any one, just how interested you are in each, relatively. A substantial difference in scores between two people means, conclusively, that they are different kinds of thinkers.

Matching Summary: Each of us has different tastes. Still, I offer the following advice, which I think is obvious:

  1. Don't date someone if your interpersonal percentages differ by more than 80%.
  2. Don't be friends with someone if your verbal percentages differ by more than 100%.
  3. Don't have sex with someone if their math percentage is over 200%.

My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 33% on interpersonal
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You scored higher than 59% on visual
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You scored higher than 89% on verbal
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You scored higher than 23% on mathematical
Link: The 4-Variable IQ Test written by chriscoyne on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test

Sometimes it is better to find out who is running the show

// world...\\

From what I can understand on this blog, it is a poorly executed tournament (which is expected when the organizers haven't approached the right people, ie the Interschool Scrabble Championship committee or the national association; both of whom are recognized bodies)

This makes it more important for each and every player to be responsible for finding out about the tournament in advance.
If there is something fishy about a tournament, best clarify it with the organizers beforehand or just observe this tournament during the competition to see if you are comfortable with the organization of it.
Most of the tournament rules are codified by the national association but independent organizers may have house rules that they should be announced beforehand.

As far as I know, the current competitive lexicon is still SOWPODS (aka OSW-International edition). A lexicon update should happen later this year when Mattel is switching from Chambers to Collins. So I really don't know what lexicon these organizers are using.

If people have any queries about private competitions (since this one was not sanctioned by either recognized bodies), I suggest that you people do get in contact with Mrs. Yap (012-302 2053) from the Interschool committee before taking any plunge.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Alma Mater

Just seen my alma mater's name on a list of participants in International Islamic University's debating competition.

Should I go back there and help them?
Not that it is going to make much of a difference since they can't beat Penang's St. Xavier.

Monday, March 27, 2006

What the ****?

"The organisers are planning to have one open category and after 4 rounds to split the players in two categories. The top 20 or 30 to join the top category and the rest to the non-masters category depending on the number of entries." - MSA President

Has he run this past the committee?
How the hell is anyone going to do the pairings, I am not going to do it because I know the limitation of the program we normally use. Case close.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Mission accomplished

1814 and my third norm for my National Master Title in Singapore.

Will consider joining the GM race some other time.
Statistically, you have to be better than 3 of the other 5 GMs in order to stand a chance of getting your norms.
As it stands now, not very confident that I am superior to even any of the 5 up there
(Equal, maybe. Superior no way!)

Friday, March 17, 2006

Leaving for Singapore

to compete in the LBH tourney.

Might run into Nigel at the train station if I guess his routine correctly.
Have not studied anything so am bringing my books along.
Not a good way to prepare for a tourney.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Joint Rotary-Rotaract Meeting

Kevitpal just had to ramble on forever and ever and ever about the club activities.

Not to mention the wily Rotary club President who suggested that we should be eating when most of us were embarassed to do so in the first place.

On the fun side, membership grew by 20%. YAY

Monday, March 13, 2006

Lim Boon Heng Cup here I come

And I haven't even purchased my tickets yet.
Will probably do that after confirming my stay at the Wees.

Anyway, will need to check with Yen Nee about my seeding.
Hopefully I will get to avoid the toughies in the opening round since I am in the top half, unless less than 16 players show up (which will necessitate me meeting Nigel! Cheah!! or even Tony!!!)

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Wikepedia Scrabbling

Still looking around on wikipedia.

Maybe I should create entries for TOUCANET and the regional Scrabble groups.


Friday, March 10, 2006

Farewell to a Rotaractor

Murtuza Sial from India, who has been a close freind and member of the club will be leaving for Dubai soon.

Attended the dinner, skipped the after-dinner clubbing session. No more stamina.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Who let the duck loose on the Internet


Quackle is out on the Internet, downloading it at the moment from the URL below:

Will post more when I go through it. Have fun.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Malaysian Open gets postponed

Why? Michael Wong and Roy are justing waiting for the MYS to flood them with cash to organised the whole shebang.......HAH!

Whole committee still doesn't understand the whole rating thingy......more mud to clean up.....

Additional criterias to sanctioning of tournament:
Someone suggested that tournaments with less than X number of Masters shouldn't be rated.
(Please hold on while thesis is being uploaded for your viewing pleasure on some other day)

Thursday, March 02, 2006

The Amazing Race Asia Buzzsite - AXN East Asia

Now that I am eligible to participate in the Amazing Race, am busy scouring my clubmates to find a racing partner. If we get casted, I wonder how will we fare.

For those who are curious, I have posted the link below for those who also want to apply.

The Amazing Race Asia Buzzsite - AXN East Asia

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

LBH, Here I Come

Am dishing the Malaysian Open.
No interest in it at all, even if the AGM is finally going to be held.