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Blistering Barnacles!!

Okay so I've lost momentum on that "cataloging every book" thing I had going for a while... but today I *did* finish up all of the "upstairs" stuff I wanted to take note of.

Which included the "comics" that as kids me & my brother were allowed to read.

No Beano or Topper for us, oh no, not allowed,...

We had much more "intelligent" (?) comics like
- Lucky Luke
- Asterix & Obelix
- Tintin
- Les Schtroumpfs (The Smurfs to you English-speaking folk)

Yep, not all of them in English maaah... we have some of them in French... and for Tintin, even in Malay!

Tried flipping through some Tintins but just couldn't get into any of them - wow, I remember a time when I consumed them voraciously! ... then again - what DIDN'T i consume voraciously?? I know I REALLY liked the Tintin in Tibet one when I was young(er) - maybe I related to the lonely abominable snowman?

And for those clueless to the title of this post, it's one of the common "exclamations" by Captain Haddock (pictured). Other Tintin characters include Professor Cuthbert Calculus and the Thompson & Thompson (the source/inspiration for the 80's group The Thompson Twins).

on a different note:
had my interview at the US Embassy last Thursday - all seemed to go well, and unless some skeleton in some closet pops out over the weekend, I should be able to pick up my passport AND VISA this Monday!


And once that is in hand?
  • Figure out when I can/want to leave (by the end of the month!!)
  • Get plane ticket (parents have said they'll sponsor, yay!)
  • Pack stuff for sea-shipping
  • Organise a farewell do or three...
  • ... and mayyyyyybe show my face to the relatives I've been totally avoiding since I got back?? haahahahaaaaaa....
I have a feeling these next few weeks will pass in no time at all...

And guess what song/scene keeps running through my head? Dr Frank-N-Furter singing about going home at the end of RHPS. Yep, fishnet stockings, garters and all. LMAO!



  1. I love Asterisk and Obelisk. In fact, I still have a collection of them tucked away in my bookcase. :-)

    BTW, why did you have to be interviewed again at the US embassy? Haven't you had a US visa before? All you need is to renew it.

  2. SG> err... trust me, I'm going about it the correct way... you don't know the whole story mah :p

    Asterix & Obelix: glad to find a fellow fan! I find it awesome that the non-original English version is as choc-full of puns and subtle humor as the original French :-)

  3. Glad to hear the news. Congratulations, after jumping through the hoops and hacking through the red tape, it all worked out. Keeping my fingers crossed 'til Monday ;-)
    And you're right, trust me, time will pass by quickly...

  4. Good luck with your visa. I am also have to go through it for going to UK.

    My sister has the entire Tintin series on DVD. Good if you are lazy to read.


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