Is it nice..?

Very Vampyr

Posted in Is it Nice..? by Ade Chong on August 27, 2009

I’m slowly falling in love with Teenagersintokyo who were recently featured on BigStereo. I love their edgy, up-beat – almost hyper – style and indecipherable lyrics. This video is about a year old but it’s still very good. The only thing that ruins them slightly is that they aren’t from Tokyo. In fact when they talk at the end of the music video, their American accents just kill it. Bands like these should only open their mouths to sing (with an exception to blowies).

[edit] Excuse my ignorance. I’ve just been corrected by Travis from BigStereo, Teenagersintokyo are Australians living in London, weird! Still love the music tho’. Thanks for the heads up!



Posted in Is it Nice..? by Ade Chong on August 26, 2009

Nice new ad for Softbank, featuring Brad Pitt. I can’t tell if the ad is really good or if I’m just biased cause of Brad Pitt. I guess it would count as a nice, wholesome, midly funny, feel-good ad.

Released: August 2009
Agency: DENTSU
Country: Japan


I love my nerdy things

Posted in Is it Nice..? by Ade Chong on August 26, 2009

I so so so so so badly want this Bandage Rug!

And is this VCR Notebook not the coolest thing since sliced bread? (Only AU$17.50)

On a side-note, isn’t it scary to think that some of the kids today might not recognise a VHS tape?

I don’t know how to talk to normal people anymore.

Posted in CBCO, Is it Nice..?, Quotes by Ade Chong on August 26, 2009

Ade: omgwtf! someone just sprayed champagne all over me!
Sam: You’ve just been blessed by alcohol.

Steph: Which are you, white rice or sticky rice?
WM: I don’t understand
Ade: White rice means you prefer white men, sticky rice means u tend to stick to asians.
[silence for a moment]

Jon: Eh Ade, do you know how to play table tennis?
Ade: no….
Jon: I thought Malaysians all quite good at ping pong.
WM: Are you being serious?
Ade: YES PING PONG! With my vagina.

[While WM & Jon waited outside my office to meet me for lunch, Jon texted me]
Jon: If you don’t come out now we will Bukkake on your shiny black bike.

I fckn love you assholes.

Ohbijou – New Years

Posted in Is it Nice..? by Ade Chong on August 26, 2009


I’m terribly pleased that stop-motion seems to be making a huge comeback in 2009, and it seems indie-folk-rock has been quietly creeping it’s way back in as well. This is the music video for Ohbijou‘s “New Years”. Never heard of them prior to this video but I have to say it’s a great-sounding song. Also, this is one of the more well-made stop-motion videos I’ve seen this year, love the styling and art direction!



Posted in Is it Nice..? by Ade Chong on August 25, 2009

“I’m 28. I live with my 73-year-old dad. He is awesome. I just write down shit that he says.”

“Your brother brought his baby over this morning. He told me it could stand. It couldn’t stand for shit. Just sat there. Big let down.”

“My flight lands at 9:30 on Sunday…You want to watch what? What the fuck is mad men? I’m a mad man if you don’t pick me the hell up.”

“When I used to live in Los Angeles, I used to step in human feces a lot.”

“The dog is an outside dog. You want an inside dog, you go get your own inside.”

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Justin (shitmydadsays) has to be the funniest thing on Twitter. I can so see all of us (CBCO) growing up to be exactly like his dad. Follow him here.

[via Mei]

Random Thoughts

Posted in Is it Nice..?, Quotes by Ade Chong on August 25, 2009

Subject: Random thoughts from people 25-35 years old..


I know I’m not 25 yet, but I can definitely relate to all of these. haha

  1. More often than not, when someone is telling me a story all I can think about is that I can’t wait for them to finish so that I can tell my own story that’s not only better, but also more directly involves me.
  2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you’re wrong.
  3. I don’t understand the purpose of the line, “I don’t need to drink to have fun.” Great, no one does. But why start a fire with flint and sticks when they’ve invented the lighter?
  4. Have you ever been walking down the street and realized that you’re going in the complete opposite direction of where you are supposed to be going? But instead of just turning a 180 and walking back in the direction from which you came, you have to first do something like check your watch or phone or make a grand arm gesture and mutter to yourself to ensure that no one in the surrounding area thinks you’re crazy by randomly switching directions on the sidewalk.
  5. I totally take back all those times I didn’t want to nap when I was younger.
  6. Is it just me, or are 80% of the people in the “people you may know” feature on Facebook people that I do know, but I deliberately choose not to be friends with?
  7. Do you remember when you were a kid, playing Nintendo and it wouldn’t work? You take the cartridge out, blow in it and that would magically fix the problem. Every kid did that, but how did we all know how to fix the problem? There was no internet or message boards or FAQ’s. We just figured it out. Today’s kids are soft.
  8. There is a great need for sarcasm font.
  9. Sometimes, I’ll watch a movie that I watched when I was younger and suddenly realize I had no idea what the f was going on when I first saw it.
  10. I think everyone has a movie that they love so much, it actually becomes stressful to watch it with other people. I’ll end up wasting 90 minutes shiftily glancing around to confirm that everyone’s laughing at the right parts, then making sure I laugh just a little bit harder (and a millisecond earlier) to prove that I’m still the only one who really, really gets it.
  11. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?
  12. I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.
  13. I think part of a best friend’s job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.
  14. The only time I look forward to a red light is when I’m trying to finish a text.
  15. LOL has gone from meaning, “laugh out loud” to “I have nothing else to say”.
  16. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.
  17. Whenever someone says “I’m not book smart, but I’m street smart”, all I hear is “I’m not real smart, but I’m imaginary smart”.
  18. How many times is it appropriate to say “What?” before you just nod and smile because you still didn’t hear what they said?
  19. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars teams up to prevent a dick from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers!
  20. Every time I have to spell a word over the phone using ‘as in’ examples, I will undoubtedly draw a blank and sound like a complete idiot. Today I had to spell my boss’s last name to an attorney and said “Yes that’s G as in…(10 second lapse)..ummm…Goonies”
  21. What would happen if I hired two private investigators to follow each other?
  22. While driving yesterday I saw a banana peel in the road and instinctively swerved to avoid it…thanks Mario Kart.
  23. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.
  24. Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.
  25. I can’t remember the last time I wasn’t at least kind of tired.
  26. Bad decisions make good stories
  27. Whenever I’m Facebook stalking someone and I find out that their profile is public I feel like a kid on Christmas morning who just got the Red Ryder BB gun that I always wanted. 546 pictures? Don’t mind if I do!
  28. Is it just me or do high school girls get sluttier & sluttier every year?
  29. Why is it that during an ice-breaker, when the whole room has to go around and say their name and where they are from, I get so incredibly nervous? Like I know my name, I know where I’m from, this shouldn’t be a problem….
  30. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you’ve made up your mind that you just aren’t doing anything productive for the rest of the day.
  31. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after DVDs? I don’t want to have to restart my collection.
  32. There’s no worse feeling than that millisecond you’re sure you are going to die after leaning your chair back a little too far.
  33. I’m always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to.
  34. “Do not machine wash or tumble dry” means I will never wash this ever.
  35. I hate being the one with the remote in a room full of people watching TV. There’s so much pressure. ‘I love this show, but will they judge me if I keep it on? I bet everyone is wishing we weren’t watching this. It’s only a matter of time before they all get up and leave the room. Will we still be friends after this?’
  36. I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring, but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voicemail. What’d you do after I didn’t answer? Drop the phone and run away?
  37. I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.
  38. When I meet a new girl, I’m terrified of mentioning something she hasn’t already told me but that I have learned from some light internet stalking.
  39. I like all of the music in my iTunes, except when it’s on shuffle, then I like about one in every fifteen songs in my iTunes.
  40. As a driver I hate pedestrians, and as a pedestrian I hate drivers, but no matter what the mode of transportation, I always hate cyclists.
  41. Sometimes I’ll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.
  42. I keep some people’s phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.
  43. Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, hitting the G-spot, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey – but I’d bet my ass everyone can find and push the Snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time every time…
  44. I wonder if cops ever get pissed off at the fact that everyone they drive behind obeys the speed limit.
  45. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.
  46. The other night I ordered takeout, and when I looked in the bag, saw they had included four sets of plastic silverware. In other words, someone at the restaurant packed my order, took a second to think about it, and then estimated that there must be at least four people eating to require such a large amount of food. Too bad I was eating by myself. There’s nothing like being made to feel like a fat bastard before dinner.

[via Mei]

My kind of boy

Posted in Is it Nice..? by Ade Chong on August 25, 2009

Mavis got me hooked on The Fashionisto and oh god, it’s like porn for women. This latest post on young, male model, Ash Stymest is just.. proper wanking material. He is just the idea of my Absolute Man. I love the gorgeous hair, the boyish face, the skinny-but-toned body and of course, the tattoos and bad-boy look. Plus, the idea of a man who dares to dress is just OMGSFH!

[via] <– more pictures here!!!

Two Weeks

Posted in Is it Nice..? by Ade Chong on August 25, 2009

I’m still terribly irked by the fact that WordPress doesn’t have a readily available embedding feature for Vimeo videos. It puts such a huge damper on my over-excitable posts when I have to tell people to ‘click here’ as opposed to having the nice little screenshot and ‘play’ button. Tsk. And i know there are ways around it, plugins and whatnot but I’m just too lazy to figure it out AND it’s just so much easier to just blame WP for their lack of foresight, particularly when they’ve been deemed the blogging god for creative people. Vimeo is for creative people too. Does it not stand to reason that WP should work with them better than they do with Youtube? RAWR!


SO, I can only satisfy you guys will some measly screenshots. Believe it or not, this is not the official music video for Grizzly Bear’s “Two Weeks”. This video is actually fan-made. How crazy is that? If the dude who made it, Gabe Askew hasn’t been hired yet, he’ll have no problem getting a job after this!

P/S: I’m starting to really warm up to Grizzly Bear. I can see why Mavis raved about them for ages.

[via Sneak]

Spotlight: Terry Richardson

Posted in Is it Nice..? by Ade Chong on August 24, 2009

Just came across the portfolio of Terry Richardson, whom you might recognise the above picture from. He’s also got a pretty crazy and very NSFW collection of pictures of the Jackass crew.

.. and OMFGWTFBBQ!!! this picture of jake gyllenhaal got me crazy turned on. That’s one mother-effing sexy boy!

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