Thursday, April 29

Conversational Jujitsu: Redux

A reader wondered aloud in our tagboard about the viability of the Conversational Jujitsu techniques advocated in the trilogy, especially towards women. For those of you who missed out, here is the Conversational Jujitsu trilogy in its entirety. I recommend you read it first before continuing on with this post.

Conversational Jujitsu: Part One, Part Two and Part Three

I thought it would be best to hear from the views of 2 very bright and attractive young women instead on their views towards Conversational Jujitsu.

I would like to thank them for taking time out of their busy schedule to write for us.

Knock yourself out spuds (:

note: Certain parts of the post have been edited for clarity but the meaning of the post has been left untarnished.

First things first, I AGREE TO THE PICK UP LINE point! In all things good and bad - unless you’re stunningly handsome and possess the swagger of Johnny Depp - I’m sorry but, largely, it does not work that way.

I really have to go with sixguys on this one. I do know what I want in a guy. There is one thing women have power over and that is called intuition. I feel it is okay to have an objective in mind and a bit of cherry sprinkling but too much and intuition kicks in. I believe females are pretty sensitive at detecting and spotting the difference because of our, and I quote, Innate Bullshit Meter. Be sincere, compliment yet do not give her too much. If you throw it all at once, what are you going to use for later?

I am the kind of person who values conversations and I do not mean auto-pilot, yes-no questions. Sure, I would want to talk about myself but I would also like a taste of your personality before I take things any further. To be honest, girls are just a part of the want to be able to speak well. For me, being a good conversationalist does not mean you have to be good at talking, it is a matter of what you contribute that makes the other party enjoy listening to you. (i.e. What do you like t.. Be Bloody Interesting!!)

Being able to hold a conversation well develops intellect and wit, it builds up your confidence and when you are confident, there is a sort of aura around you and a tag on your behind saying, ‘How You Dooin,’ copyright by Joey Tribiani. People around you notice, ergo, ladies notice. Seriously, when I am out on the streets, I get pretty appalled by the decreasing number of intellectual males out there when I hear them speak.

Another thing I agree to is noticing details. Really, really huge emphasis on this. You don’t have to be meticulous, you should just try being more observant than usual. Naturally, it will also add to your list of conversation starters and give you more things to chat over a cuppa.

“I noticed you like to… which I find rather interesting.” This is not negging

Actually telling her how much you like the quirky stuff she does will show how much you value the little things and I feel is what makes the relationship grow. Girls like it when they know someone is paying attention to them. Add in a little more Conversational Jujitsu and you’re on your way to detecting those IOIs.

When you see a cute girl walking into, say, a club, what is the first thing you say to her? Do you:
a. Approach her and ask, "Want to dance?"
b. Or "My friend wants to know you. Can I get your number please?"
c. Or "Can I buy you a drink?"
d. Take on a defeatist mentality and know you can't get her.
e. Think of what sixguys wrote about in sixguysataprataplace (especially in Conversational Jujitsu parts one, two and three) and use tips from there?

There is of course no right answer to my question. But there is one answer you ought to lean towards. Options a, b and c will get you the brush-off unless you are Vivian Dawson, Eddie Peng or any guy along their league.

(Although she might say yes to Option C and run off once the drink is in her hand). Option D is not the way to go; you might lose the girl of your dreams by being a coward. So I guess it's quite obvious what the preferred answer is.

Does conversational jujitsu work on a girl? As someone who just completed her university examination for statistical and quantitative measures, I will say that I am 90% confident that it works. (**If you are geeky enough like me, a confidence level was used because it either works on the girl in question or it doesn't. It's either a yes or no, not 90% yes and 10% no). Will it work on me? Yes it does. Of course, I am only one girl. I cannot speak as if I represent the entire female population.

Unlike what boys claim and like to sully my gender with, the mind of a lady is really simple. "Boy might not be cute. But boy makes me laugh. A lot. I think I might be interested in him." The gist of conversational jujitsu is of course, to make her laugh. (Mind you though, it's with you, not at you.) Girls like to laugh. Yesh, really, we do. We like men who are able to tickle us silly, while still holding a conversation of a certain intellectual level.

My favourite movie quote is from Ocean's Eleven:

Danny: Does he make you laugh?

Tess: He doesn't make me cry.

He, Terry Benedict, was all things for Tess except he doesn't make her laugh. Danny was everything non-Terry Benedict, but he made her laugh. Who did Tess end up with (again)? If even the sexiest man alive (George Clooney/Danny Ocean) knows it, how can you not?

There will be girls for whom Conversational Jujitsu (CJ) doesn't work. You will get the brush-off. Some of these girls are what we girls call 'superficial bitches'. They only care about two things: looks and money. They might be extremely gorgeous and look as if they stepped out of the magazine; but do you really want to be with a girl that superficial? Although, if you attempted using CJ and it doesn't work, it might be that you're not doing it right..

CJ gets affected by other things you do. If you're going to let the girl open the door for herself or you let her carry her own tray of food, chances are that she'll lose interest. You can be 'bloody interesting' but if you're also ungentlemanly, she won't be interested. If you're fidgeting during the conversation, or being a MacHead and insist on swiping on your iPhone instead of concentrating on the conversation (because you have one and 'it’s cool') - seeya later alligator!

Are you giving her the impression that you're trying too hard to be interesting? It will turn her off immediately - bye!

Conversational jujitsu will also not work if you and the girl are not right for each other. You might be a possessive-boyfriend type but she is a free-spirit hippie. You can't tell from each other's outer appearance, but it comes out during your interaction. In that case, it's not the fault of the conversation. It's that you can't fit a 8-tooth key into a lock that can only be unlocked by a 6-tooth key. You might have done well in the conversation, but she knows that the both of you are not suited.

So does conversational jujitsu work? Yes, it probably does. But there are definitely contingencies involved. You need to understand what kind of nuances in tone, language and physical actions you ought to use in what situation. Once you master it though, the girl of your dreams is really not that far away.

When conversational jujitsu does work, it makes for a solid relationship foundation. It paves the way for a long-lasting relationship with an amazing girl. You can even continue to use conversational jujitsu on your girlfriend. Randomly send her a cute text and remind her about what made her fall for you. (see an example from one of my favourite bloggers - My happiest relationship ever is the one where my boyfriend made me laugh every day (though we quarrel nearly as much). Yesh, he used conversational jujitsu hehe.


One caveat about conversational jujitsu: Girls are not pieces of paper. We are not made to a standardized size, shape, weight and characteristic. We all differ. You cannot throw in the exact same lines given in the posts and hope that they work. They won't. What you say is conditional on the situation. You need to know how to make use of CJ to highlight your strengths, and throw in lines that still reflect your own personality. Don't try to portray yourself to be something you are not. It will only become a great letdown when she gets to know you later on.

lena x gbilwoman

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Wednesday, April 28

Loosen Up

Here's a little something for everyone out there who's rushing deadlines or shoving books down your throat in hopes that you can digest all that knowledge for your upcoming papers. sixguys empathizes with you people (yes, you too zw and xun) and we understand how it feels. So kick back, relax and take a well-deserved 3 minutes break for wasting your youth on 3 hours of continuous mugging when you could have gone out there to plant a tree for mother nature with the same amount of time.

Disclaimer: We do not own the song in anyway. This song belongs to its rightful owners.


Saturday, April 24

Attraction 101: Part Three

"A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes." - Mahatma Gandhi

Personality is an oft-misused word, often thrown around to describe someone who you're attracted to or repulsed by. Yet, when you ask someone to describe their personality, all they can come up with is a generic mix of terms like fun, loving, charismatic, etc.

What exactly is personality?

The dictionary defines it as the characteristics and traits that make up a person. Essentially, your personality is the part components of your whole. When God, or a cluster bomb of colliding atoms; whichever school of thought you belong to, made you, he took a bunch of personalities and threw it at you, hoping one decided to stick.

You can be a charismatic, fun-loving and optimistic person or a dowdy, depressing and moody organism. Whatever you become, it influences the people you mix with and the social circle you will become part of.

In Part Two of the Attraction 101 series, we touched on status and ended with how personality can mold your status.

Status is normally associated with confidence. When you have confidence, you are the king. How do you portray confidence? You lead the men.

Personality & The Men

Let me throw out an example for you that differentiates the gladiators from the meek, in the context of our sunny island Singapore.

During a lecture, the lecturer might ask a question. In Singapore, this will normally fall on deaf ears as all the students glance at each other, hoping someone would raise their hand and answer so that they can continue their meaningless existence of writing down notes and being invisible. A strong personality would raise their hand and answer, even if the answer might be wrong.

In the workplace, when you believe that you've been misunderstood or misjudged, stand up for what you believe in instead of taking it lying down.

A strong personality is very attractive to most women. There is a difference between being someone strong and being a male chauvinist pig. Respect the opinions of others, even if you might disagree with them.

"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." - Hall

Personality & The Women


Women love fun. Ignore the claims that women want a stable relationship; 2 kids, a house and a white picket fence. Why do you think married women stray?

Of course, being irresponsible is not what we are aiming for. Instead, be a stable person with a penchant for unpredictability and nonsense. You don't have to start base jumping off the office buildings in Shenton Way to be fun.

Try your hand at new activities that you never thought you would do. Take a month off, drive up to Thailand and backpack your way down. Life is made richer by your experiences.

In the dating world, do not settle for the movie and dinner date, most possibly the most overused dating combo in history. Do something different. Take her out cable skiing. Bring her to the theme park. Go to the zoo and act like children again.

Every man dies. Not every man really lives.


Check out Part One and Part Two of the Attraction 101 trilogy if you missed it.

Overhauled your personality? Time to overhaul your conversational skills with Conversational Jujitsu: Part One, Part Two and Part Three.

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Thursday, April 22

Learning from the Great

All credits goes to Michael S. Dell.

Michael S. Dell Keynote Address
Chairman and CEO • Dell Computer Corporation

Thank you President Faulkner.

I want to start by congratulating the Class of 2003 on your great success!

It’s an honor for me to be here. I know that many of you, both graduates and parents, have been waiting for this day for many years. I’m very proud to have my parents with me today, who have also been waiting for many years. Mom and Dad … I have some bad news for you. I may be on the stage, but I’m still not going home with a degree.

Though I left UT prior to the achievement that you’re all celebrating, this school has been a big part of my life in many ways: as a source of guidance and counsel for a young start-up company, as a constant resource of talent and support for a growing and established business, and as the foundation for a dream that this community has helped to build. I feel a tremendous connection with this university, and that’s why I’m so honored to be with you this evening.

I’d like to share my remarks tonight in memory of Dr. George Kozmetsky—a longtime friend of Dell, the University of Texas, and the Austin community. George was a visionary leader who recognized the potential in people and helped fuel their success with his wisdom and counsel. I was fortunate to be one of those people.

Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to travel a less-traditional path. But I’ve managed to cover a fair amount of territory. There may be some lessons that I’ve learned that could help you in some small measure on your road ahead.

As you stand here tonight, you are at the starting point of a wonderful journey. But it’s a journey that can only begin with your decision to embark. We are a nation of accomplishment, and this ceremony is a great testament to that. But the unspoken requirement of a commencement is that you now must commence. There are countless contributions and achievements that never occurred, all due to a failure to begin.

Early in the history of Dell, we recognized that our path to greater success led us out of Austin, out of Texas, and even out of this country. So as a three-year-old company, with just 150 employees, we opened our first international operation in the UK … to great skepticism. The only true believers were the Dell team … and of course, our customers. Since then we’ve expanded to serve customers around the world. But it all started with that first decision to embark.

And now you’ve accomplished something great and honorable and important here at UT, and it’s time for you to move on to what’s next. But you must not let anything deter you from taking those first steps. You have an abundance of opportunities before you—but don’t spend so much time trying to choose the perfect opportunity, that you miss the right opportunity. Recognize that there will be failures, and acknowledge that there will be obstacles. But you will learn from your mistakes and the mistakes of others, for there is very little learning in success.

Fourteen years ago, Dell had the opportunity to learn two big lessons … the hard way. One lesson was from a failure to manage our inventory properly, and the other was from a failure to listen to our customers when it came to developing new products. But we followed the advice that Dr. Kozmetsky gave me, and we fixed our problems as fast as we found them. Today, we set the standard for managing inventory and listening and responding to customers, and we owe those strengths to a willingness to try, and to fail, and to learn.

With the understanding that you will face tough times and amazing experiences, you must also commit to the adventure. Just have faith in the skills and the knowledge you’ve been blessed with and go. Because regrets are born of paths never taken.

Then, as you start your journey, the first thing you should do is throw away that store-bought map and begin to draw your own. When Dell got started, it didn’t come with a manual on how to become number 1 in the world. We had to figure that out every step of the way. And with each new product and new market, the industry “experts” said we’d fail. Just a few short years ago, we announced plans to build powerful computers at the center of the Internet (“servers” for those of you from the engineering school.) Through the chorus of naysayers, we emerged as a world leader in servers, and we continue to gain momentum. And as always, we did it our way, with customers—not the experts—in mind.

You too have an advantage that you’re not encumbered by years of conventional thinking. You have a new and fresh perspective with which to view the world. Your time at this great university has helped sharpen your sense of discovery, and there is no better catalyst for success than curiosity.

It’s through curiosity and looking at opportunities in new ways that we’ve always mapped our path at Dell. Of course, we didn’t invent the concept of selling directly to customers, and we didn’t invent the personal computer … and we certainly didn’t invent the Internet. But there’s always an opportunity to make a difference. There is always the chance to refine something, to eliminate unnecessary steps, or to look at something in a new light. You can stand on the shoulders of the giants who came before and see a little further. And sometimes there’s an opportunity to achieve a major breakthrough with a completely new idea that re-defines the subject.

But whether it’s evolution or revolution, there’s always a better way to build a computer, or map a genome, or liberate a country, or take a basketball team to the Final Four. Just work to understand the world around you. Read books. Read websites. Read other people. Circle the pitfalls and highlight the opportunities. Then build a vision of how it could all be better and work like hell to make it happen.

We are fortunate to live in a country that accepts and even encourages experimentation and new ideas. America’s greatness is based on the fundamental belief that our greatest individual contributions are achieved along the course we chart for ourselves.

As you walk the path you’ve chosen, remember that the road ahead is paved with relationships. I’ve enjoyed some great fortune, but none of it would have happened without the people who shared their wisdom, the hard work of the Dell team worldwide, and the love and support of my family and friends. Remember … there’s no such thing as a self-made success.

As Dell has grown over the years, many critics have asked me when I would finally step aside and let others run things. But the truth is, other people have been helping run things at Dell for a long time. The greatest mistake you can make is thinking you can do it all by yourself.

My most important role at Dell is growing and developing a strong team … and I give all of myself in that effort. I learned very early to surround myself with talented people who challenge convention, offer new ideas, and relentlessly drive for improvement. And to let those people thrive.

Try never to be the smartest person in the room. And if you are, I suggest you invite smarter people … or find a different room. In professional circles it’s called networking. In organizations it’s called team building. And in life it’s called family, friends, and community. We are all gifts to each other, and my own growth as a leader has shown me again and again that the most rewarding experiences come from my relationships.

And even as you keep traveling the road ahead, you must always remember where you came from. Each of us carries the dust and dreams of the places that helped shape us, and all of us can count our blessings that our path has taken us through Texas.

There’s no other place that so purely preserved a centuries-old heritage of hard work, self reliance, and initiative like Texas. There’s no other place whose sons and daughters have so consistently set the standard—from government, business, and music, to sports, education, and technology—like Texas. And there’s no other place that can stir such jealousy in New Yorkers, such disdain in Californians, and such contempt in the French—yet hold their utmost respect—like the Lone Star State.

The spirit of Texas is the purest concentration of the American spirit. Texas is to this country, what America is to the world. And there is no greater embodiment of that spirit than The University of Texas at Austin. During your travels, remember where you came from, and do right by Texas.

Finally, many times along the way you’re going to ask why. Why am I on this path? What is it all about? You’ll ask yourself those questions in 10 years and in 20 years as often as you’re asking them now. Well … I have an answer for you. It’s all about winning. That’s right, winning.

But I’m not talking about the most points, or toys, or market share. (Though I certainly like market share.) I’m talking about winning in a contest with your own potential. I’m talking about believing in yourself enough to become the best accountant, engineer, or teacher you can possibly be. I’m talking about never measuring your success based on the success of others – because you just might set the bar too low.

I was fortunate to find my passion early in life. I started as a UT biology major and soon realized that all of those stacks of computer parts in my room were trying to tell me something. (And my roommate had a few things to say as well.) So 19 years ago, when I was 19 years old, I started Dell in that dorm room right over there. And despite juggling my classes and a computer company … I just knew there had to be something easier than organic chemistry!

But many people find their passion later in life, and others never find it at all. And for some, their greatest passion is the search itself. But whether you’ve found your calling, or if you’re still searching, passion should be the fire that drives your life’s work.

The key is to listen to your heart and let it carry you in the direction of your dreams. I’ve learned that it’s possible to set your sights high and achieve your dreams and do it with integrity, character, and love. And each day that you’re moving toward your dreams without compromising who you are, you’re winning. Look around you. At a school this size, with an international reputation for greatness, you might think of yourself as just a number. However, I recommend that you choose the number 1.

I’ve talked today about a journey, one that each of us travels. Often we travel together, as all of you have during your time at UT. But in the end, it’s your journey. Your path to travel and your responsibilities along the way. You are free to choose, and you are free to succeed. It just takes hard work and a dream. Most who finally leave this great university never imagine that they’re going to change the world. Yet every one of you will. How you change the world, is all up to you to decide.

I wish you all a great adventure on the road ahead.

Thank you.

Monday, April 19

6 Intriguing Facts About Kissing

Kiss of a lifetime

As Drew Barrymore once said in the movie 50 First Dates, "nothing beats the first kiss". I couldn't agree more. To a woman, the importance of the first kiss can make or break any chance of any future you would have with her. Your first kiss to her will determine whether she will ever want to kiss you again.

Just as you are busy locking lips with your loved one, there is an estimated 1.2 million couples going through the exact same motions as you. Congratulations! You are among the fortunate ones. If you are not, fret not. Your time will come.

Some of you may have lost count of the number of hot ladies you've kissed, while some of you have yet to break the barrier of the heartwrenching Z.E.R.O. How many of us really take the time to find out the details of a kiss? Not many. I don't. But sixguys simply do not want the population of 3.3 billion males to define kiss as just lips meeting lips.

Buckle up as we embark on a journey and reveal 6 intriguing facts about kissing. sixguys will not only make you a good kisser, but also a knowledgeable one.

1. French Kiss

Is French kissing really from France?

The origins of the French kiss is far too often a misconception to many. As the name suggests, many believes that it was indeed the work of a French chap. But it's simply invalid. The French kiss is a term for a passionate kiss where tongues touch. Many suggests that this term is just a stereotypical judgment made about the French people for their reputation of lust and promiscuous nature. The use of this term can be traced back to as early as the 1820s but became commonly used in America in 1920s. The French were labeled as sensual and promiscuous in the old good days, hence the origin of French Kiss is credited to them just as the country itself is well-known to be the city of love. Also, they were literally the first few to acknowledge public affection. Don't you just love the French?

2. The Science of Kissing - Philematology

Kissing - An Explosive Reaction of Chemistry

A smooch, a french or a peck. Scientists call it philematology, the science of kissing. Believe it or not, kissing is also a part of science.

The human lips are the most sensitive area of the entire human body where the slimmest layer of the skin lies. It is packed with the most densely populated sensory neurons, more than the fingertip or even the genitalia. Now, who says hitting the G-spot is the most crucial of all? Think again.

Also,the sensory neurons release pheromones, the chemical messengers that signal sexual attraction, as well as a series of neural messages and chemicals which are able to create intense euphoric sensations. So, don't underestimate the power of kissing. In short, kissing makes you feel good.

3. Kissing burns your calories.

Why run when you can kiss?

You need an average of 3000 calories to lose one pound of fat. A long and passionate kiss triggers your metabolism to burn sugar faster than average. The burning of the calories is dependent on the intensity of your workout. An intense kiss burns 12 calories every 5 seconds, which means you can lose a pound by kissing for 5 consecutive hours.

4. Kissing and muscles

Want to be spiderman? Start kissing.

Kissing requires unique muscular coordination, much like any kind of fitness workout. It is known that a total of 34 facial muscles and 112 postural muscles are used during a kiss. Not just a kiss, but a long passionate kiss. The intensive stimulation of the facial muscles smooths the skin tissues to help prevent wrinkles. It can also help to stabilize cardiovascular muscles and increase blood circulation. The continuous motion of kissing helps to tone the cheek and jaw muscles.

It's time to add kissing in your weight-lifting regime.

5. World longest Kiss

The Undisputed Champions.

Nikola Matovic and Kristina Reinhart of Germany managed to kiss continuously for 32 hours, 7 minutes, and 14 blissful seconds in Hamburger in 2009. They are the current holders of the longest kiss record.

6. The Average
The sweet moments.

An average person spends an estimated 20,160 minutes kissing in their lifetime. That's about 2 weeks of your life. These average will soon increase after the majority starts to read sixguys.

A study also shows that 66% of people kiss with their eyes closed. sixguys recommends the 34% who keep their eyes open to start practising kissing with their eyes closed. Your senses are heightened, especially the sensation of kissing the delectable lips of a lady.

"Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves." - Albert Einstein

The next time when you kiss, think about sixguys. (Ed's note: Just don't think about kissing us. That's just creepy.)

Peace out.


Attraction 101: Part Two

"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't." - Margaret Thatcher

Looks might be the first factor that makes a lady take a second glance at you, but status is the second component that makes her stare at you a little longer through the corner of her eye.

Status does not necessarily equate to a powerful position in a global company or the astronomical level of fear that you strike in the hearts of others. What status means here is the amount of presence that you exude wherever you go.


Ponder this question for a minute before reading the next couple of paragraphs. What makes you take a second glance at someone and then a third when someone walks into a room?

Granted, looks play an important role but in a world of plastic surgery and Botox injections, beauty is a dime a dozen.

The next time you catch yourself stealing glances at a stranger in a room or on the train, figure out what makes that person so special. Ultimately, it's a combination of both looks and status.

The rap artistes call it swagger. The laymen simply label it confidence.

The greatest weapon you have in your arsenal of social armaments is your smile. Smile when you walk into a room. Smile at the server when you stroll into a restaurant. Smile at the sales assistant who approaches you when you're browsing through the racks. Smiling begets smiling and there is rarely anyone who does not smile back at you.

A grin also portrays confidence and swagger, especially if you can pull off the cocky grin tastefully.

The Alpha Male

In the animal kingdom, the strongest male will be the leader and the females will copulate with him, out of life preservation and natural attraction. Similarly among the homo sapiens, women are naturally attracted to the leaders of the pack; the alpha male.

The mind of a women is genetically wired to be attracted to the leader of the group, just like in the animal kingdom. It is a characteristic that has been passed down through the descendants to make sure that your species and your genes live on.

The alpha male is someone who portrays confidence and security. He is the king of the court and is normally the person that others subconsciously seek approval from in any social setting. He exists in every environment; a particular somebody who leads the rest.

Sometimes, the alpha male become jerks when they realise that they are the alpha male. sixguys does not want you to become a jerk. Be the humble alpha male who respects others and animals, especially animals.

Lead the men and the women will follow.

Now you might wonder how does one become the alpha male? That boils down to personality, the culmination of the Attraction 101 series.


If you missed part one of Attraction 101, click here to check it out.

New readers might also be interested in the Conversational Jujitsu series, a 3-part post on tasteful openings, delectable middle bites and artful endings with women from all walks of life.

Conversational Jujitsu: Part One, Part Two, Part Three.

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Friday, April 16

Today in History - 16 April 2003

Which legendary icon retired on this day?

His many accolades:

Achilles of the Court.

Icon for Nike.

"His Airness"

Badass man with the Badass word "Levitation".

Has a Bald Head for Aerodynamics. (Just joking)

Name : Michael Jeffrey Jordan
D.o. B : 17 February 1963
Position: Shooting Guard
Born: Feb 17, 1963
Height: 6-6 / 1.98m
Weight: 216 lbs. / 98 kg
College : North Carolina 84
Chicago Bulls : 1984-1993, 1995-1998
Washington Wizards : 2001-2003
Points : 32,292
Assists : 5,633
Steals : 2,514

Did I say Legend?
I meant Godlike!
Just look at his achievements!
  • Five-time NBA Most Valuable Player (1987-88, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1995-96, 1997-98)
  • Ten-time All-NBA First Team selection (1986-87 to 1992-93, 1995-96 to 1997-98)
  • Selected in 1996 as one of the "50 Greatest Players in NBA History"
  • A member of six Chicago Bulls NBA championship teams (1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1995-96, 1996-97 and 1997-98)
  • Six-time NBA Finals Most Valuable Player
  • The 1987-88 NBA Defensive Player of the Year and record nine-time NBA All-Defensive First Team selection (1987-88 to 1992-93, 1995-96 to 1997-98)
  • Entering 2002-03, ranked first in NBA history in scoring average (31.0 ppg), second in steals (2,391), fourth in points (30,652) and in field-goals made (11,513), fifth in free-throws made (7,061), sixth in field-goals attempted (23,010) and eighth in free-throws attempted (8,448)
  • Closed the 1997-98 season as the Bulls' all-time franchise leader in points, rebounds (5,836), assists (5,012), steals, games (930), field-goals made and attempted and free-throws made and attempted (8,115)
  • Holds the NBA record for most seasons leading the league in scoring (10)
  • Shares the NBA record with Wilt Chamberlain for most consecutive seasons leading the league in scoring (seven, 1986-87 to 1992-93)
  • Holds the NBA record for most consecutive games scoring in double-digits (842)
  • Holds the NBA record for most seasons leading the league in field-goals made (10) and attempted (10)
  • Led the NBA in steals in 1987-88 (3.16 spg), 1989-90 (2.77 spg) and 1992-93 (2.83 spg)
  • Holds the NBA single-game records for most free-throws made in one half (20 against the Miami Heat on 12/30/92) and most most free-throws attempted in one half (23 in the same game)
  • Shares the NBA single-game records for most free-throws made in one quarter (14 against the Utah Jazz on 11/15/89 and against the Miami Heat on 12/30/92) and most free-throws attempted in one quarter (23 against the Miami Heat on 12/30/92)
  • Holds the NBA Finals record for highest single-series scoring average (41.0 ppg in 1993)
  • Entering the 2002-03 season, ranks as the all-time NBA Finals leader in three-pointers made (42), second in three-point attempts (114), third in points (1,176), fourth in steals (62), fifth in field-goals made (438), sixth in assists (209) and free-throws made (258), seventh in field-goals attempted (911) and eighth in free-throws attempted (320)
  • Holds the NBA Playoffs record for highest career scoring average (33.4 ppg)
  • Established an NBA Playoffs record with 63 points against the Boston Celtics on 5/20/86
  • Entering the 2002-03 season ranks as the all-time NBA Playoffs leader in field-goals attempted (4,497), free-throws made (1,463) and attempted (1,766), second in steals (376) and field-goals made (2,188), fifth in assists (1,022), seventh in three-point attempts (446) and ninth in three-pointers made (148)
  • Recorded two playoff career triple-doubles, both against the New York Knicks (5/9/89 and 6/2/93)
  • Participated in 13 NBA All-Star Games (1985, 1987-1993, 1996-98, 2002-03), starting 13 times, and missed another due to injury
  • Named the MVP of the 1988, 1996 and 1998 NBA All-Star Games
  • All-time NBA All-Star Game leader in steals (35) and ranks second in field-goal attempts (206), third in points (242), fourth in scoring average (20.2 ppg), and eighth in assists (52)
  • Notched the first triple-double in All-Star Game history, with 14 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists, in the 1997 NBA All-Star Game in Cleveland
  • Won the Slam Dunk Contest in 1987 and 1988, also participating in 1985
  • Notched his 28th career triple-double, with 30 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, against the Toronto Raptors on 4/14/97
  • Returned from retirement against the Indiana Pacers on 3/19/95 and posted 19 points, six rebounds, six assists and three steals in 43 minutes

His Top 40 Moments
Part One

Pause & look at the timer at 9.05.

Part Two

Michael Jordan's Last Game : Television Montage

The Legend Lives on.

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Thursday, April 15

Today in History - 15 April 1912

Which very unfortunate incident killed
1522 people

On this very faithful day on 15 April

Natural Disasters?

Human Errors?

War on Terrorism?

If what you guessed was close to this.
you're almost right!

It was the sinking of the Titanic!

98 years ago on this day

The Great Unsinkable sank.

15 April 1912


Name : Titanic

Flag of Registry: British

Titanic's Keel Laid : 31st March 1909

Titanic's Launch Date : 31st May 1911

Titanic's Maiden voyage: 10 April 1912

Titanic's Length : 882.75ft, approximately 262 metres.

Titanic's Width : 92.5ft

Titanic's Height : 175ft

Titanic's Weight : 46,328 Tons

Titanic's Crew : 860

Titanic's Passengers : 2500

Titanic's Speed:21 knots (39 km/h; 24 mph) - 23 knots (43 km/h; 26 mph)

Cost to build Titanic : £ 1,500,000

Titanic's Rediscovery : 1st Sept 1985

Titanic's Re-founder : Dr. Robert Ballard, an oceanographer and marine biologist with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

Sitting all alone in the dark abyss

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Titanic's Tickets

The Captain, Edward John Smith (right)

Titanic's Cafe

This is the Supposed Route

Hitting the Headlines in New York

What happened in the movies
(please click to see the larger prints)

Below is a series of videos of 1 documentary posted

by Quinne07.

It's a fantastic documentary on the Titanic

Which pretty much says everything you need to know about Titanic.

It's about 10mins per clip, 20 clips in all

Don't worry this is part 11,

Rediscovery of The Titanic

Beware. Many feedback to me it is a boring video
but nevertheless.. it's history!

Reliving the Moment

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Tuesday, April 13

Attraction 101: Part One

Every conversation starts with a smile, every relationship a spark and every divorce, a golf club.

In any social interaction we carry out in our daily routine from getting a bag of cookies at the supermarket to test driving out a new car, there is always a catalyst that makes or breaks the unspoken bond between two people.

The one factor that separates a man and a woman from either being platonic friends or living in the throes of passion is just one:


But before we go on, let me attribute a friend of mine who summarised beautifully what attraction was about.

"A guy and a girl can never be more than platonic friends if there is something about the other person that they absolutely detest."

Although crude and rough around the edges, ultimately she drives home the point of the post today. So, how do you attract the opposite gender, specifically the lady sitting five rows in front of you during lecture who has barely acknowledged you all semester?

You cannot. Attraction is not an ingredient that you can buy off the racks and chuck at someone. To quote David DeAngelo, attraction is not a choice. People discuss the so-called X Factor, a magical brew of strong chins and blue eyes designed to melt the heart of any unsuspecting female passer by, and the occasional male.

The mythical X Factor is just that; a myth. Attraction can generally be boiled down to 3 basic components.

1. Looks
2. Status
3. Personality

In this post, we'll delve into looks.

Show me a woman who claims that looks do not matter when it comes to her significant other and I'll show you a man who enjoys talking about nail polish.

Women are horny, and dare I say it, much hornier than the supposed kings of horns themselves, men. Unleash a gaggle of women in a Chippendale's dance revue and they will scream the house down every single time a hint of an ab shows.

I'm not saying that you have to look like them, although it does help. However, do take the time to give yourself a once-over in the mirror before you head out to meet the world. Shop for clothes that suit your frame and invest in a haircut. The most important activity that you can indulge in that pays off in the future is to head to the gym.

Women cannot love an emaciated leprechaun or an oversized sack of potatoes. Do not give excuses that you have no time or you do not want to look freakishly big. It takes years of dedication and hard work to reach anywhere near the stature of Arnold Schwarzenegger, let alone some steroid-guzzling bodybuilder.

Going twice a week for an hour or so each time helps immensely. You might be wondering what kind of exercises to do in the gym. Personally, I follow an adapted version of Starting Strength, a workout routine designed to make you grow stronger. There are many kinds of workout routines designed for any type of person. Here are two I highly recommend:

Westside for Skinny Bastards

Starting Strength

"There are no ugly women, only lazy ones." - Helena Rubinstein

This is even more true for men. Take more time in presenting yourself and you'll be surprised at the results.

In the next post, we'll talk about status and the how the female mind is genetically wired to be attracted to the alpha male, just like the king of the jungle.


Idiot's Guide to Left4Dead2: Versus Mode

Must... rush back.. to read sixguysataprataplace...

What can be more fun then surviving a zombie apocalypse? Playing a part in the zombie apocalypse! Left4Dead2 allows you to pit your wits and skills against your friends as you take turns trying to prevent each other from reaching the saferoom. If you love zombie movies and would like to try your hand at first-person shooter, this game is a must-try for you!

Disclaimer: This guide is not a bible to Left4Dead2. It will not turn you into a L4D2 expert. However, it will make you more 1337 and less susceptible to cyber-bullies (people like fOsh) and minimize the odds of people labeling you as a "n00b".

孫子兵法, the "Art of War" is one of the oldest and most successful books on military strategy. Lets see how its integration with this guide can give you the extra edge in the game (:

"If your enemy is secure at all points, be prepared for him. If he is in superior strength, evade him. If your opponent is temperamental, seek to irritate him. Pretend to be weak, that he may grow arrogant. If he is taking his ease, give him no rest. If his forces are united, separate them. If sovereign and subject are in accord, put division between them. Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected."
- Sun Tzu

Wow, so cheem. What it simply means is...

1. Synchronize attacks and engage the survivors together whenever possible. Do not attack one at a time, alone. The survivors will just leave bullets in your decomposing body and laugh at your lame attempt.

2. Target the Straggler/Rambo. You can definitely identify them. They are the ones that will always be far away from the team, either shopping around, being indecisive about which weapons to choose, or rushing recklessly ahead without the teammates, triggering all the zombie hordes/tank/witch.

3. Always conceal yourself. Never approach openly. Make them shoot cars, witches or trigger alarms and then work in tandem with the chaos that ensued to incapacitate the survivors.

Ahhh... the Witch, the infected players best friend. Use a smoker or jockey to pull the survivors towards her, so that you may turn their playing perspective from this...

...into this. See how things look differently when you're lying on the floor?

"Whoever is first in the field and awaits the coming of the enemy, will be fresh for the fight; whoever is second in the field and has to hasten to battle will arrive exhausted."
- Sun Tzu

4. As infected, always try to be ahead of where the survivors are when you are in ghost mode (spawning mode), especially if you're a boomer! So that moments before they reach you, you're able to spawn out and give them the a pleasant surprise! Special exception would be for smoker/jockey who wish to pull and separate the survivors to keep them apart (:

5. You can never be able to spawn out when you are in clear view from the survivors, or when you are really too close. Sometimes when you're near and unable to spawn, try pressing crouch or hiding behind some obstacles and you may find yourself in the position to spawn. Never spawn too early as the you will produce noises to give away your position and alert the enemies of your existence.


Basic: Hold down crouch button (default: ctrl button), then left click to pounce. As long as your crouch button is held down, you may left click and pounce again the moment you land on the ground. Jump further by aiming higher. You can pounce off walls in mid air by facing away and left clicking with your back against the wall to jump further and higher. Just note that when you're crouching, you make a lot of noise and that gives off your position. With practice, we can all hope to do something like this;

The initial pounce damage of the hunter can be increased if you pounce from a greater distance (jumping from high ground can help achieve that), dealing as much as 25 damage from a single bound!


Effects of excessive intake of Marlboro Menthol Lights.

The smoker is an infected that can attack from far range. To have a good gauge of how far you can hit from afar, aim your crosshair at the enemy, if it turns red, you're in business. Just left-click to pull your catch in (:

The smoker is very useful for separating the team. Like always, try to hide behind obstacles and smoke the last guy with your snake-like tongue. He is best used to pull people down ledges.


"Baby where'd you get that body from?"

Round, rolly and jolly, the boomer is effectively the play-maker of the team. He/she can vomit and cover the enemies in bile juice, blinding them and summoning all the flesh-eating hordes to rush at the survivors, creating the perfect opportunity for your team to strike. Just press left click to unleash the force from within. Even if you miss, you can dance near the enemies praying hard that one of them is foolish enough to shoot you, because when you die, you'll explode and spread your love juice in a small area around you, staggering and stunning the enemy momentarily.

When you left click, you are able to bile for 1.5 sec, so sweep your aim from left to right to increase the spread and reach of your bile.

The bile juice travels a greater distance then you imagine if you aim higher. But if you aim anything higher than 30 degrees, you will create a zone where the bile don't hit, missing the enemy that is directly in-front of you as depicted in the image below.

3 Things to avoid as a boomer:

1. The boomer is extremely fragile, so never stay in the open as just 1-2 shots from a pistol can take care of you.
2. Never spawn too early, as your gurgling noise will give away your location, prompting the survivors to shoot through the obstacles in your direction, most likely killing you before you have a chance to do anything.
3. Never spawn behind the survivors. The boomer walks wayyy too slowly to catch up (obviously the boomer didn't read this entry: time to lose some weight!), and even if you do get near, they'll hear you (revisit point no.2) and they'll kill you (reiterate point no.1).


"Don't you wish your girlfriend was hot like me?"

Spitter. Left click to spit, get it? She is capable of dealing massive damage to the team, normally used in tandem with your teammates. Spit when the survivors are knocked and flying into the air; as they take their time to recover, they will take massive damage from the puddle of venomous acid created by you. The keyword is opportunity. Spit when they are reviving their fallen allies, and laugh wickedly as they scramble to save themselves and abandon their friends in the wretched pool of green poison *cue evil laughter*

Though powerful and deadly, the spitter is extremely vulnerable, having only 100 hp. The key to effectively using the spitter is to stay alive as long as possible, utilizing your great range and firing your spit from afar. The spit can actually bounce off walls/and roofs, so you may actually fire from beyond the enemies' sight, enabling you to attack in complete cover.

As a spitter, never aim and fire and a moving target, its a huge mistake. The acid will always take some time to form, by the time the target is long displaced from its original spot you were aiming for. Always anticipate and know where the survivors are going, and spit at the spot ahead of them to delay the survivors' progress or to damage them (e.g. spit in narrow corridors, into rooms).


This 600 hp mini-tank is one of my favourite infected to use. When you left click, he will charge in a straight line in front of you, grabbing a survivor and scattering the rest like bowling pins in a strike. Whilst he pounds and smashes the hapless victims into the ground, the others who are knocked back will take 1~1.5 secs to recover. You are looking at big damage here, and possibly opening the floor for your team mates to engage the enemies. The charger is most effective in long, narrow spaces in which the survivors are all marching in one straight line and has nowhere to dodge. It can also kamikaze with its victim for an instant death! See video for an example.

Note that as a charger, if you were to contact any objects (e.g. curb, crates, fences) in the straight trajectory when you launch yourself, your charge will be disrupted, causing your attack to miss. Just run and hide, as your charge meter will refill fairly quickly and you can attempt to charge thereafter. Or just melee them by pressing right click. It deals an awesome 10 dmg/hit, the 2nd highest special infected melee attack! So who has the highest melee attack amongst the special infected? Drum rolls please...


"So in war, the way is to avoid what is strong and to strike at what is weak."

This rule definitely applies to you when you are the god-of-destruction-massive-heap-of-rotting-flesh-granddaddyofallspecialinfected, aptly named as "The Tank".As a tank, only three rules apply.

Rule no.1: Never hunt what you cannot catch.

Rule no.2: Never hunt what you cannot catch!!!

Never chase a survivor that is still green, you can never catch up with him/her. Go for those that are in yellow and limping, or better still, go for the ones in red that are crawling. Its as easy as stealing candy from a baby.

"What if all the survivors are green and healthy?" you may ask. Then in that case my friend, I offer you "There is no 'I' in 'Teamwork". Hide, wait for your friends to spawn and strike together. Meanwhile you may climb or hide from afar and press right click to throw some rocks at the survivors.

Note: Never ever attempt to throw a rock in the open, as the tank takes freakin' long to rip the earth from underneath before you can toss it, therefore giving the enemy plenty of time to pump plenty of lead into you.

Rule no.3: Never get hit by the Molotov or get burned by fire. Nor should you get hit by any melee weapons. The following chart generated from countless of data gathered from all the geek gamers out there will give you a clearer picture.

So if you catch fire, your tank will be reduced to nothing in less than 1min 30 sec. And even though you have 6000hp, it will only take 10 hits from ANY melee weapon to kill you. Imagine being frying-panned to death *shudder*

Though the survivors may attempt to melee you, fear not as the tank has greater reach. The tank's punch can hit multiple targets (good when the survivors are trapped in a room), dealing 24 damage/punch. Doing the maths, it just takes ~4 solid punches for a knock out!

Tips: As a Tank, in stages where there are cars/tractors available (the vehicles will have a red outline), it means you can punch the piece of flying metal crap in the direction of the survivors. One hit from the shiny flying metal will instantly incapacitate the enemy!

"If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle."

After learning about what the special infected is capable of doing, when it is your turn to play as survivors you will be well-prepared to face off against them. Now I shall bestow you upon the ability to have preemptive knowledge of what special infected are the enemies going to have, even before they spawn!

Each time a special infected is generated in ghost mode, the game will play a special sound. And each special infected has their own unique sound to help you identify them.

Special infected and their unique sound.

Here's a demonstration. You can practise by closing your eyes and listening out for the special infected, then opening your eyes to tally and see if you got them right.

Alright people, that's about everything I have to share with you guys. Now with my dear friend's eternal quote, I shall sum up the end of this tutorial.

"If we don't play to win, then I play for f*ck?"

Hopefully after reading and digesting this, even if it does not make you a better or more skillful player, it will at least enhance your next playing experience (: Now who's up for some L4D2?