So I woke up at 3pm today. Hehe yes, it’s sort of an Eat Shit Sleep post, but not quite part of the official eat shit sleep week. I don’t even know which day it ended. Haha.. well most importantly the rest of you eat shit sleep comrades had a good time spewing random mindless thoughts on your day.
Yeah, bed time was 7.30am. I hate it when I go to bed and the room is as bright as when I take my afternoon naps. But sleeping till 3pm gave me my minimum 8 hours of sleep. This way, I don’t feel like dying throughout the afternoon.
Well, I need to ask you guys, DO ANY OF YOU WATCH GREEK?
You know, that tv show about fraternities and sororities, as in the Greek system that most US colleges/university have. My brother introduced it to me last year. He influences me a lot when it comes to pop culture. The OC. Mika. The Plain White T’s. Heroes. Damnit, do I NOT have a backbone of my own? But I’m proud to say that it was under my influence that he started watching Desperate Housewives. I do however think that my brother is very good at predicting what can possibly be the next big thing. Not quite the shows that he recommended to me, but like half a year before James Blunt got famous with “You’re Beautiful”, my brother was already listening to it on loop. Likewise with “Hey There Delilah”. In his words when he sent the song to me, “Cheh, this sounds like you and Chee Kiang. Just replace the word guitar with brains.”
OKAY, Right, Greek. I mean nothing can beat the cult-like love I have for Desperate Housewives (heroes? What’s that? Edible?) but Greek is really nice. It’s very nice, relaxing and fluffy. If you like hot guys and hot girls, funny catfights, guys being bitchy to each other, you must watch Greek.
It starts off with this nerdy stereotype called Rusty Cartwright who goes to college and is super keen to join the fraternities at Cyprus Rodes University. I don’t quite understand how college works in the United States. How old are they when they are freshman? Nineteen? And then why are they in college for four years? That’s a really long foundation course.
So they do this thing called Rushing, where they do something like an orientation programme to try out all the frat houses and sororities on campus. Funny names like Zeta Beta Zeta or Kappa Tau Gamma… greek alphabets.
Rusty’s sister is Casey and she’s the president of the Zeta Beta Zeta which is like this super elite sorority. Then you have the Omega Chi Delta where Casey’s boyfriend Evan Chambers is the president. In another fraternity, which my brother calls it the asshole frat, Kappa Tau Gamma, is where the super hot Cappie is. He is Casey’s ex boyfriend and it’s refreshing to see a character like Cappie. I love it when a guy can spew funny funny one liners non-stop. It also helps that he looks like a delicious blend of Ashton Kutcher and Rob Thomas.
Throw in some typically bitchy superbly hot girls (namely Ashleigh, Rebecca and Frannie(though she looks a little bit like Janice from Friends but she has that classy look, so it’s all good), a god fearing nerd stereotype (Dale) and a very cool gay guy (Calvin! I love Calvin. Very laid back.), a bumbling idiot (Beavers, who is quite hot in a boyish kind of way. Think Moose Mason!) and of course, must throw in an Asian(that guy with the thick eyebrows) just to make the numbers right, and you have a new tv show on college life. OH! Jessica Rose aka Lonelygirl15 is Rusty’s girlfriend. Shh, those who watch the show as well would say, “Eh? Where got?” Sabar, let the rest watch it for themselves.
I’ve had enough of those high school drama shit. BORING. Those who loved The OC or Dawson’s Creek has gone on to college and uni. MOVING ON! You should watch Greek too!
So since having high flying careers and sleeping with many men or baking pies and solving neighbourly secrets or having crazy cool superhuman powers is not something I can relate to at this age (and I hope never!!), this college life show is very nice. I love it when I wiki the cast and go, “AWESOME! He is my age!!”
Speaking of age, Lucy Liu made an appearance as a sorority sister. WTF. She’s old okay! And poor Cashmere Mafia bombed. i think it bombed because of her. The other ladies were so good but she always has this mono-expression on and rants like a frazzled woman all the time, while still maintaining aforementioned mono-expression. Bah.
Because of the writer’s strike, I didn’t know when Greek came back on and as a result, I had like five episodes to watch. 🙂 Very happy! Also, I’m starting to develope a huge crush on Cappie. You will realise that Evan is the asshole (a high achieving asshole though) and Cappie is actually the good guy. The story line is mostly about the whole Casey-Cappie-Evan love triangle and other substorylines which I shall not mention too much. 🙂
The show is mostly party party party. Do these people ever study? (With the exception of Rusty and Dale of course. Hahahah). But I’d like to see some scenes where they go for classes and all. I don’t relate much to parties, sex and alcohol. Story of my life in Kedah.
Here are some photos of the cast:
This is Scott Michael Foster who plays Cappie. He is only two years older than me. So when he was in high school, I was in high school too! Ahh! Sorry, trivial things like this make me excited. Especially when it involves celebrities who are my age.
I tried to look for anything Scott Michael Foster related on Facebook and ZOMG there’s a huge community of Scott fans out there. Cappie’s the wittiest character on Greek. Cute and sarcastic. *melts into a puddle of fangirl juice*
Okay, back to the Facebook story. Turns out there’s a user called Michael Foster. He claims to be Scott Michael Foster’s Dad. I added him as a friend and asked, “OMG! Are you really his dad? If you are, HI! I’m from Malaysia(that country above Singapore) and I love Cappie On Greek!!!”
Michael Foster replied: “Yes! How exciting that you get to see GREEK in Malaysia! Is it airing over there or do you get it off iTunes? (I have to admit that I am a huge fan of Cappie as well)”
Me: “OMG you replied! are you really his Dad or are u just a really really huge fan of Scott/Cappie?:) but i’d like to believe that you’re his dad for real!
Yeah I get it off iTunes! :)(LOL. right…….) malaysians generally don’t know about greek yet as the tv stations have yet to pick it up..u know they are still very desperate housewives and heroes obsessed..not to mention the likes of Lost, CSI, prison Break. usual stuff. but Greek is fresh:) Love it!
Thanks for adding me!”
MF: “When I said I am a huge fan, I meant it… I am his Dad and when Scott first started telling me about the show before they filmed the 1st season, I didn’t think I would like it. I am hooked now and my 80 year old father and his older neighbors watch it every Monday!
I know that the show has been sold to BBC and will start airing in UK next month. Hopefully it will get to Asia as well!
Scott does have a facebook, but he doesn’t get on very often. He uses MySpace more. Check out my MySpace at www.myspace.com/fosterfoto
. Scott is friend #3 on my site.
Me: “Oh gosh..I’m so sorry, Mr. Foster!!Hehe, that’s cool that people of all ages can relate to it! and esp you and your dad, since the both of you must be extremely proud of Scott! furthermore he’s only like 23 this year. It’s a young age and he’s quite big in the scene now!I really like how Scott carries Cappie’s character. Every single line spewed is so so funny. And you have a very handsome son, Mr. Foster:) What’s he like in real life? Is he anything like Cappie? Cappie’s cocky but that’s what makes the girls go crazy.
Do you still lecture him from time to time as all dads do? :)I’ll check your myspace out. thanks for the link!:)-Jolene”
MF: “Yeah, we are all proud of Scotty. GREEK opened a lot of doors for him. The writers are really giving Cappie awesome lines! I know he loves playing “Cappie” and he and the rest of the cast get along great.
Scott is a bit like Cappie in real life. Full of energy though. Likes to party at times. Wears me out when he comes home. He can stay out til 2-3 am. I wouldn’t say Scott is cocky though. Just a fun loving guy.
I don’t really lecture him much any more, because he is a good kid, but when I do, he listens. Hopefully that will continue!
Glad you like GREEK and Scott!”
LOL! Well, I’d like to believe that he IS the father of Scott Michael Foster. 🙂 It’s always nice to believe. Now imagine if there was Facebook back in 1998.
I’ll be all, “HELLO MR. MOFFATT! Can I marry your son, Dave?”
“Ummm…..that’s a good question!” – possible Mr. Moffatt answer. (just google Dave Moffatt and find out why my childhood dreams of marrying Dave Moffatt are dashed. T_T)
This is Evan Chambers played by Jake McDorman. Who is born in 1986! If he studied in Malaysia, we would be doing SPM together. *fans self* Hot, but not as hot as Cappie! What are these American eating anyway? Why do they look more like grown men faster than our local boys?
Spencer Grammer who plays Casey. 1983. She’s really pretty but I think she’s a little too matured to be playing a college student. Not teen queen enough. Not bitchy enough. But maybe her character is supposed to be sweet, Okay, whatever rocks your boat.
Casey’s little brother, Rusty. Played by Jacob Zachar whom I thought was my age, but is actually another 1986 kid. Bummer. He is really sweet, especially the way he obsessed about Jen-K(lonelygirl15’s role in the show).
Ashleigh played by Amber Stevens who is 22 this year. What’s wrong with IMDB? Why do they keep lying to me and telling me that these actors are my age? Or is Wiki wrong? I love Amber Stevens! Her beauty is so feminine and the way she talks…the only word I can think of to describe it is saccharine. Saccharine sweet. She is Casey’s best friend and the poor girl should get more storyline of her own.
Dilshad Vadsaria plays Rebecca Logan and is 23 this year. Very exotic features since she has Pakistani, Indian and Portugese blood. The antagonist of the show. Always giving Casey the evil eye. You can literally hear the tigers roaring (not a Cat’s meow kind of bitchy level) when she looks at Casey.
Clark Duke plays Dale! Another 23 year old fella. He is Rusty’s nerdy roommate is always trying to invite Rusty to his pathetic physic/christiany events. Though he plays a geek, he is very adorable! He and his best friend Michael Cera(guy who plays Paulie on Juno) are quite popular on Youtube. 🙂 Go see. I think it’s really cool that these two talented actors are best friends. Dale, his character, is a very innocent and sincere person, though his mind set is slightly warped.
Calvin who is played by Paul James. Not quite sure about his age, but I think he could possibly be about 7 years older than me. Looks really young though! I loveeeee his smile. So bright and happy. A troubled gay character but otherwise, a very chilled guy. 🙂 Nice to have a rock in the show.
So, enticed to watch the show yet? Everyone on it is so yummy!
Ah, next on our agenda would be Facebook chat. Over the past few days, everyone is slowly getting acquainted after the initial surprise of this blinking bar at the bottom right corner of our facebook windows. And they ALWAYS start with “testing testing”. LOL, I just find it so cute so I changed my status to “Jolene Lai Pei Shan is amused whenever someone goes ‘testing testing’ on facebook chat.”
Chui San was damn cute. Whatever she says is damn cute, even more so when she’s the one who ‘testing testing’-ed me on Facebook Chat. Then when I messaged Chee Kiang’s neighbour Wei Ming, he was like, “OMG WHAT IS THIS. HOW COME YOU CAN TALK TO ME? OMG THIS IS SO COOL.” It’s always nice to give others their first time. LOL.
Then Matt Ho messaged and went, “Testing testing!” He couldn’t resist doing so after seeing my status. Hahahaha. I met Matt in college while doing their make up for Hip Hopera. It was a musical by the Society Of Performing Arts back at Taylor’s. He has always been just an acquaintance but thanks to Facebook chat, I now have another friend who can make me laugh till my stomach feels like splitting into two.(which would be a good thing. Can throw the other half away.)
Matt is part of the now-famous The Come Back Kings comedy group. They are still trying to reach greater heights, or so he says. I will never ever forget the cockroach dance. It’s burned in my memory forever.
He was telling me how he has this dental problem and I couldn’t quite understand what he was trying to say..so he drew me something. I mean when you say draw, obviously you do a graffiti for someone right? Or at the very least open your Adobe Photoshop. But no, he drew on Microsoft Word. WTF!
LOL It looks like a wisdom tooth coming out in the wrong direction (against his cheek). Sewjin, he’ll give you a run for your money with his l33t drawing skills.
Sigh, I spent too long online again. I should really be getting back to my books. I mean, I REALLY DO, IT’S 4 AM! ARGH.
Oh, oh, before I go, here’s a picture of my injured finger taken with the Samsung i550 when my hamster bit me:
Was too lazy to go get a jab from the Doctor because Google said no need.
Apparently hamsters don’t give Rabies, but I told myself if I feel that my jaw is starting to lock (that would be tetanus) and if I develope a fever (signs of infection?) then I’ll get my fat ass to the doctor.
In the mean time, I shall be waiting patiently till I solve my first crime as Hamster Woman!
Oh yeah! Thanks to those of you who bothered with the poll Nuffnang came up with! 🙂 I didn’t know I had so many fathers among my readers. 🙂 It’s just so tempting to screw with my answers eh?:P
Just thought I should add this in: My current obsessions are Syesha from American Idol (I can’t stop watching her performing One Rock ‘N’ Roll Too Many) and Kimya Dawson. Juno is such a good movie, I’m going to watch it many more times. I know I’m very outdated, but thought that a few of you might be too, so go watch it!
9 thoughts on “Do You Watch Greek?/Facebook Chat Is Awesome/Not Hamster Woman Yet”
eh, that jake mcdorman guy is hot laaa. hotter than your cappie dude.! hehehe. 🙂
jo: LOL well, you watch the show then we talk. Cappie has really good facial expressions. Jake is just woody. 🙂 but ah, this is an era where our taste in boys have differed to great distances! remember how we used to always think certain boys were cute and the girls will be like, “WHAT? EW!”
i think college is synonymous with uni in america. so after high school, they go college/uni, and they’re like 18/19 in their first year?
jo: eh? but one of the sorority president keeps saying things like, “When I’m done with pre-med here.. etc..” hmm..19! yeahh. i think their foundation is in high school one rite?
haha u must had provoked ur hamster
jo: LOL yeah i guess i did. coz the two males always fight each other (they thinkz dey pokemonz) ..like the black one would grab onto the white one and start biting..then i’ll come with tissue paper to soak up the blood. so i put the both of them on the skirt of my nightie and then they started fighting really terribly!! i was horrified lah so i separated the two hamsters and the white one bit me(while the black’s one’s teeth were sunked into its back). and i realise that they emit very very gross smells when they get agigated. otherwise they usually emit this lemony smell from their scent glands. their scent glands is like a small opening in the middle of their torso. weird. i never knew.
y never put jessica rose aka lonelygirl15 pic one! *sulk*
jo: lol coz she’s not a maincast! 😀 haha
College in the US is synonymous with doing an undergraduate degree – students finish high school at 17 after 12 years of study (not 11 like in M’sia so there’s no need for a foundation year or A-Levels, plus they start primary school a year before we do). And in the US, you can only be a medical student after you get a bachelor’s degree so all medicine (and law) degrees are postgraduate. Pre-medical and pre-law are undergraduate degrees, entirely 🙂 Hope that helps.
jo: hahaha why hiding behind the mysterious K pseudonym.
yeah that helps! thanks:) wow, glad that we’re not studying medicine or law in the US. we’ll be grandmommies by the time we are done with school.
I heard of Greek, but I have WAAAYYY too many shows on my plate to watch this one.
I read about Facebook launching the chat a couple of days before I actually saw it: it’s cool lah – this way I got the choice of talking to people whose MSN contact I don’t have.
I saw the Comeback Kings a LONG TIME ago – they were not too bad lah.
jo: lol i do too. but some are crappy, like i can’t find myself to really love ugly betty..i don’t know why. maybe i’m busy? i don’t know, i’m really good at procrastinating so i think i’ll go with crappy.
yeaaa..cos sometimes it’s just weird to add people on MSN…like you’re obliged to talk to them or something. whereelse with facebook, acquaintances shall remain as acquaintances…
lol, that’s cool
HAHAHHA. yes i distinctly recall those days 😉 awww jo we have grown apart! LOLS. but i know someone we never did agree on, and never will. 😉 can you guessss?
jo: LOL i was going to go for “ck and nick?” … or wtf Josh Groban. lolol. Then it hit me, DOUGLAS LIM. Right or not? lol
O.o am i a little late to leave a comment?
i din even know u wrote about me! *a glimmer of hope that my existance is not in vain* =DDDDDDD
ok la, i dem mou liu now. i should be sleeping but i am finally blog reading again after 254815877651 years of hiding from my nutshell.