Thursday, November 16, 2006


Some days back, the word 'Function' flashed across my mind and I remembered something from the 80's during secondary school. In essence, 'Function' was a social gathering between schoolboys and schoolgirls and if I remember correctly, it was strictly by invitation only. The function is usually held in a 'function room' of a condominium or if not, someone's house big enough to accomodate a crowd.

I've never been to one as I was one of the 'stoners' in class and I was never invited too. However, I knew of its existence from a mailer/invite being passed around the class or when one buaya (read hyperactive skirt-chaser) asked another buaya loudly:"Ay, wanna go function or not? Got Melanie they all going, you know?".

Melanie? Who the heck is that? They all? Who the blazes is "They all"?

Holy crap...How do these bozos even know so many girls in the first place? I came from an all-boys primary and secondary school and hardly interacted with females of my age save for those from bible studies class at my church on Sundays. Even then, it was nothing beyond "Hi" and "Bye". Not that I wasn't interested in women. At that time, I was more concerned about saving enough cash to buy all five Combaticons to complete BRUTICUS.

So what exactly goes on during a 'function'? I don't know for sure. But from flipping through photo albums (of the function) circulated around the class, I saw lots of breakdancing, buaya antics and of course, the gals. Some days I wonder if I missed out an important phase in life. Maybe. Probably explains why I'm still passive and indifferent about relationships. And not that I'll transform out of my otaku mode anytime soon.


Ah 9 said...

Slowly coming out of the shell eh? =D

Nice write up. HUr hur hur...nostalgic

Jay "Johnny Hates Jazz" Walk said...

Sigh.... function function...

.... the good old days.... :)

Hachiko Monogatari said...

Should've guessed that you're also a Transformers fan.

Bruticus? The picture of the combiner (sometimes referred too as "Gestalt" by a fan minority) shown on your blog seems to be Predaking...

Maybe you should consider drawing a comic on that theme (heh-heh!).

A.O. said...

To 'Hachiko Monogatari':

Hehe. I suppose you're referring to the combiner in my blog masthead graphic with the guy looking at Predaking while his girlfriend gives us the 'sian-by-half' look. No way I could afford Predaking during secondary school. And that person in the illustration isn't me.

A.O. said...

To 'Hachiko Monogatari':

p.s. if you're looking for a 'Megatron vs Predaking' Transformers comic, it was already covered in issue 25 in the 1987 Marvel comics. Check out:

Scroll down until you see the synopsis for issue 25: GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN.

My blog masthead illustration is based on that story. In a nutshell, the treacherous Shockwave brings the Predacons (masquerading as Autobots) over from Cybertron to slay Megatron.

YJ said...

eh bro, are you and AC boy?

sÞ¡ηηєє said...

Function? it's part of a teenage life but not essential.

'cuz..the real partying's starts when you're at 18. really.

hi from TW! :)

A.O. said...

To 'Spinnee':

Wah! Thanks for dropping by ah. Shop till you drop ;)

Eh? Your era still got 'function'?

To 'yj':

Not AC. Mine is along East Coast Road with an Irish connection. Hehe.

Yj said... pat's eh?

Joshua (Bro 2) said...

Helo Daniel,

erm.. you said 'your era'

How old are you anyway?

My era got 'KBOX'.. but i also don't go, I can't speak Chinese anyway.

There are house parties and birthday bashes too.

babyPup said...

love your comics. really nice.
gonna release a book anytime soon ?:D

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