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How to eat at a Sushi Bar

Monday, January 21, 2008

Check this video out...

if you have not realised this by now... it's a spoof. ;)

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Signs You Won't Be Winning the Australian Open

Sunday, January 20, 2008

World No.1 Roger Federer averted a grand slam disaster in dramatic fashion at Melbourne Park to keep alive his Australian Open title defence.

Federer rallied from two-sets-to-one down to squeeze out a 6-7 (5-7) 7-6 (7-1) 5-7 6-1 10-8 victory over unseeded Serb Janko Tipsarevic in an epic encounter stretching 4hrs 27 mins!! The great Swiss admitted defeat crossed his mind as Tipsarevic played the match of his life.

Despite his troubles, Federer survived – escaping his earliest exit at a grand slam since faltering in the third round of the 2004 French Open...

having said that, here are signs You Won't Be Winning the Australian Open:

Doing a single sit-up makes you grunt louder than Maria Sharapova

Somehow, most of your opponent's serves hit you in the back of the head

After your last match, it took twelve firemen to untangle you from the net

You keep missing serves because you're trying to light your crack pipe

You spend hours at a time trying to taste your racket's "sweet spot"

Halfway through match, ballboy says, "S$%^& you -- get your own!"

The only thing you've ever served is an Arch Deluxe at the local McDonald's

You're often mistaken for a doubles team

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Australian Open 08 Select: Sania Mirza-Alicia Molik v Eleni Daniilidou-Jasmin Woehr

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

ahhh.. another beautiful day for tennis today. The second round of the Australian Open starts today with most of the big names, Henin, Serena, Nadal and Roddick powered into the third round.

The doubles competition starts today and I managed to catch the Sania Mirza-Alicia Molik v Eleni Daniilidou-Jasmin Woehr match in the evening.

Mirza-Molik seeded 6th had a tough one against their lesser known opponents but won after 2 hours of entertaining tennis.

Was on the way out of the court when, at the same time, Australia's Alicia Molik was on her way to the dressing room. Got a pretty good photo of her signing autographs for her fans... it was quite funny 'cos I was right in front of her by accident and got shoved by kids and old ladies who were trying to get her autograph or a pic!!~!!

We then adjourned to the next court to catch Richard Gasquet v Feliciano Lopez. Nothing interesting with this match...

Lopez got pwn by eighth seed Gasquet in straight sets...

What a disappointing night... hoping for interesting matches tomorrow. :D

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Australian Open 08 Select: Carlos Moya v Stefan Koubek

Monday, January 14, 2008

Woohoo! I am currently in Melbourne for work and at the same time, the first round of the Australian Open got underway. I'll put selected evening matches that I attend after work up on my blog with... exclusive photos taken with my trusty Nikon D40.

Beautiful weather in Melbourne today... sunny with cool southerly breeze. Temperature lingered around 26 degrees celcius. Beautiful weather for tennis! Melbourne Park was a hive of activity with visitors flocking the ground to get a glimpse of the tennis stars in action. According to the news, attendance for the first day was a record, 55,000 visitors.

I managed to catch the 7:30pm match between popular Spanish Carlos Moya and unseeded Stefan Koubek of Austria.

The match ended 7-6 6-7 7-5 6-4 in favour of Stefan who upset Carlos with his powerful forehand shots in a 3 1/2 hours battle..! Good stuff!

Hopefully more tomorrow.

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My Very own Domain!

Finally...! I've purchase my very own domain name... www.ivanchoe.com

heh heh... you will be directed here to this blog if you type the address into your favourite browser. ^_^

Veryy Niiiceee!

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It's so hot in Melbourne that...

Thursday, January 10, 2008

It's scorching hot in Melbourne today! The top temperature today is 41 degrees and there is no relief in sight until tomorrow afternoon! Madness! Here's an idea how hot is it!

It's so hot, I had to turn the oven on to cool it off in here.

It's so hot, my cola is evaporating faster than I can drink it!

It's so hor, Iran's enriching ice water.

It's so hot, the chickens are laying hard-boiled eggs.

It's so hot, the thermometer moved into the shade.

It's so hot, Rove is hosting a new show called 'Australia's Got Heat Stroke'

It's so hot, Al Gore won another nobel prize!

It's so hot, the celebrity Apprentices' are seeking cover underneath Donald Trump's hair.

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iPhone Alternative

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Sorry for the lack of updates... I blame it on the ongoing writers' strike! Don't worry, like Jay Leno, Conan O'Brien and David Letterman... we're back! (minus the beard)!

On to the latest news, Apple has confirmed the iPhone will be released in Australia somewhere this year, but no further details about the date or the network have been provided.

The company is currently working on a second-generation 3G iPhone which would offer faster data transfer on local high-speed networks. Vodafone said it expected the Australian release date to be delayed until the 3G model was available.

If you can't afford or wait for this over-hyped gadget, we found an alternative for you... introducing iPoor, a more revolutionary phone than the iPhone. If you think iPhone’s design was elegant... wait till you see iPoor.

The iPoor has a huge big pink antenna, which I believe is not available in any other phones. It supports multi touch too like the iPhone. With 5 colorful buttons available, you can touch them as much as you like or even press multiple buttons at the same time.


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