Wednesday, November 30, 2005

The Day I Went To The Movies

Sorry for the lack of updates. Here they are. Hehe...

I had a wonderful day. Went out with Cheryl and we had a really great time. I also caught a late night movie The Exorcism of Emily Rose with her. I must say, the movie was both creepifying and informative. Reminded me that I had to be strong in my faith. Let's just hope God does not subject me to demon possession. *shivers*

I went for Chicken Little with Joeyee in the morning. In the evening, Marcus and I performed for Mrs Ho's farewell concert. It went very well and I thought it was a pretty successful performance. That was pretty much how I spent my day.

Today's the celebration of my blog's 1-year Birthday! Woo hoo!!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

The Day I Talk About School Holidays

School holidays suck.
They should be cancelled completely.
I'd rather haev school.

I'm completely aimless and listless. I really have to start a study plan.
It was such a boring day.
I missed dance practise (many apologies) and went an hour too early to the airport to pick up my grandpa.


Monday, November 21, 2005

The Day I Talk About Drug Smuggling

(Note: This post is not targeted at any Australian official or government agency. It is merely a viewpoint of a 17-year-old. Reader discretion is advised.)

In the recent case of the planned execution for Australian national, Nguyen Tuong Van, by the Singaporean Government, there have been campaigns in Australia fighting to prevent it. As seen in the recent news reports by several papers, after their repeated pleas for clemency have been turned down, the Australian Government is considering an appeal to the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

As far as I know, the opposition parties in Australia have gone to the extent of urging their governtment bodies to have trade sanctions against Singapore, as well as use SIA's desire to fly between Australia and the US as a bargaining chip. Australian PM John Howard was quoted saying, "The Singapore Government should not imagine that this issue is going unnoticed in Australia."


Let us have a quick recap of Australia's history of racism towards Asians (in general):

This is an excerpt from Pauline Hanson's speech made in the federal parliament on Tuesday, 10th September, 1996:

"Immigration and multiculturalism are issues that this government is trying to address, but for far too long ordinary Australians have been kept out of any debate by the major parties. I and most Australians want our immigration policy radically reviewed and that of multiculturalism abolished. I believe we are in danger of being swamped by Asians. Between 1984 and 1995, 40 % of all migrants coming into this country were of Asian origin. They have their own culture and religion, form ghettos and do not assimilate."

Here's a report by Kevin M. Dunn on Racism in Australia:


Now, let's get back to the case we have in Singapore. Under the Singapore Statutes, Cap. 185, the "Misuse Of Drugs" Act, the death penalty is mandatory.

I feel that what the opposition side of the Australian government is doing now is just to fight for the plight of Australians, not for Nguyen. Opposition foreign affairs spokesman Kevin Rudd claims that Singapore has treated Australia "with contempt" because Nguyen was only allowed to see his mother through a glass partition while being held in jail. However, it is known that every prisoner in Singapore is only allowed visitation behind glass partitions, should they be Singaporean or non-Singaporean; There are no known exceptions.

Flights to Singapore clearly announce that drug traffiking in or through the country will result in the carrying out of the death penalty. Therefore, I feel that the Australian parties opposing the death penalty have no right in objecting in the decisions made over the execution. The sob-fest behind Nguyen's smuggling may be moving, but laws are laws.

If you choose to smuggle drugs through a country that has a death penalty against a crime like that, then don't smuggle if you don't want to die.

And that's my prerogative.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

The Day I Officially Start My Holidays

Well, AO Maths is over. And my holidays have officially started!!!

After school today, I had a one-on-one outing with my best bud in school, Suku (aka Shaun)! It was also the first time I visited his "crib" at Chiltern Park. Small it may be, but it's cosy. I liked it. Oh yes, I saw his sis too! It was so embaressing cos I kept calling her "Sarah" when her name was actually "Sharon". Shoot me...

The 2 of us caught Harry Potter & The Goblet Of Fire today at Lido. Overall, I thought the movie captured the main gist of the book, eliminating all the not-so-important details from the novel. And I applaud the producers for being able to condense the 8-chapter long Triwizard Tournament to an approximately 5 minute segment in the 2 and a half hour long movie.

Another plus for me was a new haircut! I've completely shed my "nerdy" image for a brand new "punk" look! So hot! I loooove my new hairstyle!

Ooops. Blonde moment.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

The Day Before My LAst AO Maths Paper

The whole Mrs Ho's farewell concert thing is getting on my nerves. I've just been slammed by a teacher (shan't state any names, in case I get into any legal/academic trouble) for a wrong song choice. I mean, ok, it's a rather irrelavant song, but you don't have to bloody slam me! Sodding cow...

So now, I gotta get a new song for the performance. AAAAAAAAAARRRGH!!!

The Yet Un-Named Story, Chapter 10


The door-bell chimed. Tessa stood outside, waiting eagerly for the door to open. Just then, it swung inwards and revealed a topless Blake. She just stared wide-eyed: His abs were beautifully ripped, and his pecs were firm and sculpted. "So, you gonna come in?"

Bleargh. Tessa blushed, and she made her way into the house. Wow, it's a big house for someone who stays alone. Hmm. "So, was it difficult to find your way here?"

"Nah, it was ok."

"Haha ok... Wanna come take a look at my room?"

Oooh. His room? "Sure!"

The two of them stepped into a room with white walls. There was Queen-sized bed covered in plain, azure blue bedsheets. Tessa also noticed a faint whiff of Dettol. Hmmm. Cleanliness freak eh? "Like it?" Blake inquired. "Yeah. Nice, and, erm, plain."

"Well, that's the way I like it."

He shut the door behind him, and Tessa heard a faint click. The door was locked. Face flushing, she asked, "Oh, er, so do you wanna go out and have coffee or something?"

"I was thinking maybe we could stay here."

Her eyes widened. "Here?"

"Yes. Here." Flicking his hair back, he inched closer towards Tessa, so close that Tessa could smell his sweet, minty breath.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

The Day I Took My 1st AO Maths Paper

BAD. Major bad.

It was tough.

I'm praying fervently that the 2nd paper would be easier... Or else... Let's not even go there.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

The Day I Served A High Mass At The Cathedral Of The Good Shepard

I woke up at 7 and got ready to go down to The Cathedral of the Good Shepard (TCGS) to help Jevon serve a high mass. For those who don't know, TCGS is located opposite C.H.I.J.M.E.S in City Hall. I arrived there at about 8 but he wasn't there yet, so in the end I had a really lonely breakfast at MacDonalds.

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The small garden in the back of TCGS

At 9, I met Jev and he briefed me about the mass. And that was when I found out that there were only 5 people serving the mass. I mean, in St Berns, we utilize all the servers, which is about at least 20 people in strength. And then we have 5.

Anyway, it was a successful mass. The Archbishop was there, and there was some knighting of the Maltars or something like that. It was hot and humid, but I felt good. Maybe I'll go down and help them out more often. They look like they really need some extra help.

Anyways, so after the mass, I went for my dad's colleague's baby's shower, or what the chinese call "man yue". The baby boy's so cute!!!

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The baby boy

Then I went for my acupuncture session again. It was a 2 hour wait before my turn came. Then the excruciating pain followed.

I need to sleep.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

The Day We Celebrate Shaun's Birthday (Part II)

The party was supposed to start at 5.30, but as usual, most of our classmates arrived fashionably late. Only Sean and Shi Yun were on time. In the end, we started the party at around 7.

We had the birthday clebration for both Shaun and Melissa. Hope you guys had fun.

Here are some pics:

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The party

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After cleaning up, it was around mid-night. Many thanks to Kia Pei, Mei Feng and Sean for accompanying me in cleaning up.

Friday, November 11, 2005

The Day We Celebrate Shaun's Birthday (Part 1)

Today's Shaun's Birthday!

Well, it's actually tomorrow, but we're celebrating it for him today. And guess where we're throwing the party for him? My place!

I'm so tired from preparing the food now, so I've decided to give an update about my day so far. I had math tuition this morning from 9 till about 11 plus, then it was time to attack the towgays. Spent about 3 hours "unrooting" the vegetable(s). Now my fingers smell of towgay... Eeew...

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The friggin towgay's

After towgay-ing, I gave my rabbit a shower. Isn't he so adorable?

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Forrest getting mentally prepared

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Forrest struggling

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Forrest drying himself

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Forrest sun-tanning

Shall have more updates after the party...

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

The Day I Bought Clothes

Ok, you guys know how "often" I actually go shopping for clothes, and how horrible my wardrobe is. So yeah, I went shopping yesterday. With Taylor/Ian/whatever-name-he-goes-by-nowadays.

After 3 hours of math tuition, I got down to Orchard, where I bumped into Esther and Yuxi (surprise surprise). Then I followed them to Lido, where I met Brenda! Haven't seen her in awhile.

At about 4 o'clock, roughly an hour after out supposed meeting time, Taylor finally showed up. He's always fashionably late, so I'm not going to make a big deal out of it. We met at Topshop, after which we headed towards Heerens to look at stuff. After leaving Heerens, we went on to Takashimaya's Zara, where there wasn't anything I wanted. So we left, and got to Tangs, where I tried on a tight-fitting low-v-neck. It was completely un-Justin I tell you.

I didn't get it in the end.

After Tangs, we headed over to Topman at Wisma, where we first met. I felt incredibly stupid; We should have gone there first. Anyway, we didn't get anything from there either so it was off to Zara (Wheelock Place).

Tammi met me there (yes, Taylor was still around) and I got a nice singlet in the end.

Fast forward to night, after I got home, I had a big quarrel with Taylor. Loong story. *sigh* Oh well... I guess I shoulda listened to my horoscope yesterday...

Monday, November 07, 2005

The Day I Completed PW

It's over!!!

Thank God! It's finally over... No more PW! Surprisingly, Ms LP, one of the assessors at my group's presentation today, kept her trap shut throughout the whole course of the project. I should have gone to buy 4D I tell you. It's a fucking miracle.

Anyways, the whole presentation went pretty smoothly. *phew*

The Yet Un-Named Story, Chapter 9

(Three months ago...)

Blake lay down on the bed with his legs spread apart, as the man squirted lube into his asshole. It was cold. Then he closed his eyes, feeling something big and uncomfortable enter him through his rectum. His butt felt like a it was bursting. Moaning painfully, he grabbed the man's big arms tightly.

He didn't want to see any of this...


Tessa receive a call on her new mobile phone.

"Hey, it's me. You free now?"

Wow. She hadn't expected him remember her, much less bother to call. "Yeah I am. Wassup?" "Well, I was wondering if you wanna come over?"

It was a warm Saturday afternoon. And from the sounds of it, it was about to get warmer. Her face flushed in anticipation as she replied, "I'd love to. Where's your address?"

Sunday, November 06, 2005

The Day I Talk About Loving Relationships

Went out for lunch with my grandparents, my aunt, my second uncle + his wife, and my parents yesterday at Liang Court. After lunch, we went for coffee at the ground level Starbucks. Now, there I saw my grandparents publicly display their affections for each other (note: my grandma is silghtly senile). It was sooo adorable!

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The old folks sharing a drink. Awwww...

Post-Starbucks, I went for the Novena with my mum. At about 6, I left for Joel/Joey/Felix/whatever-name-he-goes-by-today's 16th birthday party. It was pretty boring, considering that almost everyone there was underaged (underaged = below 16). But I had a good time catching up with the birthday boy anyways.

Today was the last day I had lessons with my K2s. They will be going on to Primary 1 next year. *sobs* Here are some pictures of the little angels/devils.

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More food!

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Queing for some more food....

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He's got his chips!

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The final closing prayer...

After that, there was the Christmas peagant rehearsals till 2. Then I went for my second session of acupuncture therapy.

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Needle on my hand. Slightly ouch-ing.

Friday, November 04, 2005

The Day I Talk About Gym Etiquette

Let's get down to serious business. I was at the Bishan gym this afternoon to lift some weights and I met with some of the most impolite gym-users I've met so far in my course of gym visitation. After doing some weights for my triceps, biceps and shoulders, I proceeded to the assited bench press for my chest exercises.

The guy there had been using it for about the past 15 minutes (the limit for each user is 20 minutes per machine), so I asked in my most courteous tone if I could share the machine with him while he was taking a break stretching by the side of the machine. He just looked at me, grunting a really muffled "another two more sets" and he continued to do his bench presses. At this point, I was just slightly annoyed with his attitude. But he was gone soon enough. Thank God.

Just as I ws doing my first set of presses, these two really large beefcakes came over and asked me if we could share. It was extremely bad timing I tell you. I was doing 30kg, so it was quite an arduous task for me to respond and hold my weights at the same time. The bloody weight fell onto my neck and crushed my windpipe, and blood gushed all over the place. I died instantly.


It might as well have happened that way; It almost did, anyway. So after one set, I decided to let the two Mr Beefcakes have their go on the machine. And that was the last time I did my bench presses. Those two practically hogged the machine from the moment I let them go on it. ASSWIPES. Grrrr.... Completely ungentlemanly. That's why I hate public gyms so much. They've only got one of each of every machine.

Maybe I should sign up with a club once I turn 18 next year. Hmmm.

Moral of the story? Don't ever be intimidated by beefcakes. That is, unless they threaten to kill you.

PS: Something fun here

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Death, the second of The Endless, you are
responsible for ending all lives and taking
them to your realm, from which no one ever
returns. You are bright, positive, happy,
optimistic and enjoy everything about life, but
that does not mean your silly or stupid. You
can lay the smack down when you have to!
Everyone loves you, and they don't know why.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

The Day I Spent The Hari Raya Holidays At Home

Today was a boring day.

I stayed at home to practise my maths.

Did the laundry.

Was alone until 6.30 cos Mum and Dad took a day trip to Malaysia.

Went out for dinner at Serangoon Gardens. Ate fish & chips and had a big mug of sugarcane juice. Mmmmmm....

Brought the gifts from my Malaysian relatives to my aunt's place: sugarcane (fresh sticks, not the juice), bananas, tapioca leaves and otak. A heavy lot.

That was pretty much a condensed version of my oh-so-boring-and-not-very-interesting day.

The Yet Un-Named Story, Chapter 8

(Three months later...)

Tessa's eyes widened in both shock and disbelief. It was not possible. She let out a soft gasp as she slunk onto the basin, tears filling her eyes to the brim. She was overwhelmed by the insurgance of emotions. The pregnancy test kit dropped onto the floor, revealing a faint sky-blue "plus" sign.

She was pregnant.


Blake sat in the waiting room, his heart in his mouth. Why did it take so long? He shouldn't have done it. It wasn't worth the money. And it might have costed him the rest of his life. The door to the doctor's consultation room swung open and the doctor poked his head out, "Blake Ho. Is Blake Ho here?"

"Yes I am he."

"Please come in"

Blake stood up nervously and entered the consultation room. He took in a deep breath as he took a seat next to the doctor's table. "Blake, your test results are out." The doctor handed him a slip of white paper and continued, "I'm sorry, but you're positive." Blake just sat there, shocked. He felt a sharp jab of sourness in his nose and his eyes became wet. Then it all came out and he just bawled. And bawled.


"Hello? Blake?"


"I've got erm, something to tell you."

"What is it?"

"I'm pregnant. And it's definitely yours."


"Yeah. I'm pregnant. When are you going to come and see me?"

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

The Day I Talk About Death

Today is the day all Christians celebrate "All Souls Day". It is the day where we remember our dearly departed and the ones we have laid to rest. Death is just a part of life. We transition through birth, life, and the eventual death.

But hey, death is a peaceful thing. At the very least, when you're legally dead, nobody can sue you. And nobody's gonna bother you when you're six feet under.

Now, the thing that I don't understand is, on one hand, we have people battling death daily, while on another, there are those who choose to end their lives. I'm not going to talk about morality here cos it's too subjective. But what I wanna talk about here is the irony of life and death.

Oh well, the post ends here I guess, lest I become too controversial.
Till tomorrow, auf wiedersehn. :)

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

The Day I Add Another Chapter To My Story

Haven't been adding chapters, so here goes.

The Yet Un-Named Story, Chapter 7

Blake's mobile phone vibrated violently and screeched a horrible chorus from a techno dance anthem. Fishing it out of his pocket, he saw that it flashed "Private Number" while continuing to vibrate and ring unfashionably.

"Hey. Who's this?"

"It's me."

Tessa was fumbling over the phone. She didn't know what to say and what not to say; It felt incredibly awkward. Her face flushed scarlet, but luckily for her, Blake wasn't around to see it.

"Erm, I just called to say hi. Haha... You busy or something?"
"Ah. Ok. Well, er, talk to you some other time I guess."

- click -

And she hung up the phone. That was bad.


"Who was that?" The guy seated next to Blake asked. They were in a hotel room, seated by the edge of a queen-sized bed. The man rubbed his hand on Blake's thigh. Blake laughed and leaned in close to the guy and he said, "Nobody."

The man pulled Blake close and covered his lips against his.

This had better be worth it.