Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Vise Vords from the Vice Capt. - Seventh Heaven

My Mother makes the best Chicken Wings. She pan fries them after seasoning them with some Soy Sauce and Pepper and I don't know what else. They were the best. But that was when I was a kid. She don't cook that often anymore but when she does, and if she makes Chicken Wings now, they taste ballistically different.

"Mum, the Chicken Wings don't taste the same anymore. You used to do them with like Soy Sauce and that's it. It was already very nice, no seasoning..."

"Is it?"

Then every time my Mum cooks again, she would ask me,

"How? Does it taste the same now?"

"Still not, Mum..."

And then she would try again, the next time she cooks.

The Chicken Wings have not returned to their early 90's goodness, but isn't it just heartwarming that my Mum tries so hard to please my taste buds? Love her.


In other cooking related news, Young and Sassy Samantha Lee is a terrific cook. I once tweeted that we would all become fat and lazy if we hung out at her place regularly.


At the Gamespot Asia UMVC3 Game Launch, picture courtesy of Gamespot Asia.

On a closing note, because we never want to sell you something that we wouldn't use or wear, all TXL T-Shirts are made with authentic American Apparel basics so they never stretch, never lose, and will always keep you cool and funky, literally, shoutouts to 100% Cotton straight from the United States of America.

To date, all TXL merchandise, the T-Shirts and Badges, we've used and endorsed and will continue to use and endorse. Look out for more designs coming in 2012, I will try to break my KPI of "1 new T-Shirt per year" then.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Baby Xialan... Rollin' Back the Years, with Team Xialan!

Team Xialan - Destined for Greatness, since 1986!

This week, Team Xialan takes you back to the early years... Where we were only 1 years' old, but stylin' and profilin' nonetheless, playing it like it is!

Can you tell which is BOSS and which is Vice Capt.?

Many a great things happened in 1986... On the 3rd of March, Metallica released Master of Puppets... Desmond Tutu became the first black Anglican Church bishop in South Africa on the 7th of September... Amongst many others!

Do you have many a fond memories of the late 80s'? Because that was the era when we were born.

For more about 1986, read the Wiki link here!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Unicorns

The Unicorns will forever be, Bernice on Guitar, Joyce on Bass, Logan on Drums and Ras Trent on Vocals.


A typical Unicorns setlist will always feature Weezer's Say It Ain't So, Yeah Yeah Yeahs's Maps, Nirvana's In Bloom and Pixies's Wave of Mutilation.

We dislike playing Deep Purple's Highway Star and Metallica's Enter Sandman, but upon Fan request, we will.


On a side note, is it weird that I pin on an AKB48 badge and listen to Heavy music? The answer is no, because I'm Punk like that. And that is what it means to be Punk. It's not a certain way to wear your clothes, or to limit your taste in culture.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Too Much Handsomeness

Because sometimes, Team Xialan cannot be expressed in words. But sometimes only, Team Xialan not perfect.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

About that Anime Festival...

The Vice Capt. at the AKB48 Official Shop Singapore 
with AKB Members, Sayaka Nakaya and Miku Tanabe!

Anime Festival Asia (AFA) this year was sucha amazing experience, proving to be bigger and better with the inception of the Cool Japan panels and more exhibitions from the Anime studios and Manga houses. I remember a time, at the first-ever AFA, back in 2008, where they could barely fill the hall, and it became more like an over-sized toy fair, but still, was the first of it's kind and a very memorable occasion. How they improve the event every year just goes to show the dedication they have in bringing about awareness to Japanese culture on a global scale. 

I had great company on that day too, shoutouts to Kenn and Krystal, it was indeed an adventure.


Ignoring the sudden influx of Wooden Swords that were so poorly made, the hilt breaks apart after 5 swings, Strawhats that were in a shade of colour not even matching that of Luffy's... Come to think of it, not even that of the Imposter Luffy after the 2 year time skip... and of cause, overpriced Cat Ear Hairbands... ANYWAY... there was this one moment, as with all fairs like that... Y'know it just gets generally very hard to breathe or walk and everybody's just mad squeezing and trying to find a way through...

But you see I was at the AKB48 booth right, and there was this sea of people just taking photos of the Official Members making an appearance in the store. It was a novel idea, to be able to be served by them, and I honestly felt really happy when I was the only guy buying something from the store and sharing this intimate moment with them, even though Sayaka Nakaya and Miku Tanabe aren't my favourites, it was still special. It left me beaming... 

OK, more importantly, I came around the booth once more, and they made their second appearance there, so as usual, a crowd gathered again, trying to take pictures. Naturally, the pathway was blocked, and we were squeezing, again. That one is still OK, I don't mind or think about it. THEN, a wild Poly Dood, dressed in some H&M T-Shirt and tight jeans, made the infamous remark that caused me to tilt like a G6,

"Aiyah, it's not as though they are gonna strip like that."


And that just sums it up, doesn't it. For all the education we've been put through, whether we were good at it or not, it doesn't matter, because a Man's attention and happiness, is determined by whether a pretty girl will strip or not.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Xialan Highlights: Battle Medley Singapore 2011

As the year comes to a almost close, Team Xialan looks back at it's illustrious 2011 career... Which is somewhat bleak, seeing how we never really made appearances at events as regularly as we used to, with Vx on a permatilt and the Vice Capt. pissing on the BFF streams, sometimes awake, sometimes half drunk... Nevertheless, we somehow got together as the original dynamic duo for Battle Medley Singapore 2011, during the 3v3 and 3D Challenge events.

So nicely packaged in a playlist, is our commentary highlights... with infamous lines like,

- "Nobody jump in Street Fighter one la... Unless Leonardo Dicaprio jump first."

- Our ever popular commentary in pretend Japanese ( 手羽先 ! ) and Mandarin ( 我不是犯人 !). 手羽先 ! marks TXL's breakthrough into the Japanese market, making it's debut on Nico Nico Douga to a roaring 3000+ views and counting!

- Vx's swan song, The Prolonged Zao Siah (Which can be seen in the Grand Finals of the 3D Challenge between EG. Momochi and Gackt.)

- Not forgetting, Team Xialan's cameo appearance in Round1.sg and Revid's short film about the Battle Medley experience, titled, Revisited.

So here's the playlist for you, almost 3 hours of footage and audio for you to masturbate over.

Of Movement, New Friends, and Strange Encounters

As Jon mentioned earlier, due to a variety of reasons TXL has left its ancestral home ground of Bugis and has moved to troll in a new location: one north.

Many changes have happened in the last few months, and after blowing up the stream at TGX '11, Vx announced that it would be his last tournament, bidding a fond farewell to the stream monsters that provided such fun and laughter trolling the Singapore Expo Hall over two days. Alas, it seems that the old adage of all good things coming to an end applies to friendships and trust as well.

But enough of that. This is supposed to be a positivity-filled post.

To anyone that reads this blog, i say this to you: Take heart. Despite the trials and tribulations of life, despite the heartbreak, hurt and betrayal from those most dearly beloved, there is a silver lining to that great big steaming cloud of shit that God just dumped on you. Friendship is a strange thing, and you never know when you'll meet great people. (Unless of course you're meeting Jon or myself, in which case we'll make it a point to tell you.)

During our short stay at Fusionopolis, TXL has been greatly privileged to befriend some truly wonderful people, people who actually give a crap. Strangest of all, TXL has now become great friends with Salad. Always something of a lurking figure within the Guilty Gear community, it has been our great pleasure to find out that he's actually not that bastard, not that boring, and actually a pretty nice guy.

So shoutouts to our new great friends, Sheena , Huimin , Kenneth and Melvin .

Now if we could only afford to give everyone a t-shirt.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

心のかたち 人のかたち


Tuesday, November 8, 2011


It's not like when we were young, when love was romantic and chasing after someone was an adventure.

It's not like we're dying, but love is and chasing after someone comes in stats and figures.

Once we wanted to know someone so much, we would take steps back into the past.

Once we wished... Uninspired, boring and a utter waste of time.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Hui Min is a Vampire, Hui Min is a Vampire, Hui Min is a Vampire now.

Vice Capt.: Hui Min, how old are you?

Vx: She's 3500 years old.

Vice Capt.: I think she's at least 15,378 years old.

Salad: Hui Min's been around for some time. But some time only. Vampire not perfect.

Friday, November 4, 2011


BOSS Vx provides you the first-ever LIVE commentary... From the Operating Theater.

"Very good la. Lie down on operating table and send SMS again la."

"Knn motherfucking PAIN LAH CHEEBYE."

"Where are you guys."

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Battle Medley Singapore 2011: Revisited Featuring Choco & Momochi

Revid and Round1.sg got together to produce a short film that documented EG's Choco and Momochi's trip to Singapore for Battle Medley Singapore 2011 (BMS) at The Game Xpo (TGX).

And in true Singaporean fashion, the Round1 crew obviously wasn't gonna just play game and go home. If you missed this amazing event that happens only once a year, this is pretty much, almost everything you missed.

But of course, we didn't capture everything on film, we kept some of it in our hearts.

Much thanks to Niko Kenton Photography for providing Photo coverage, NOT music! As stated in the credits! Obviously that was a terrible mistake on our part.

Vise Vords from the Vice Capt. - Sixth Sense

Vice Capt.: Let's all buy Magneto's helmet tomorrow.

Salad: I don't think I can fit into Magneto's helmet.

Vice Capt.: Ok. Then you be Juggernaut.


\(>.<)/ Erik! Erik!