Tuesday, October 31, 2006

The Day We Celebrated Grandma's Birthday

My grandma's officially to world's happiest woman today. She just turned a ripe old 81 and we had a mini celebration over at my paternal grandparents' place just awhile ago. Even though she's suffering from dementia, we could feel her happiness and an almost child-like innocence by just watching her smile.

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Grandma and Grandpa. They look so happy, don't they?

Sometimes, it really does seem that we'd be better off being oblivious to the world. Life is much less complicated.

It's All Saints' Day tomorrow, so to my Catholic friends, please remember to go for mass. Also, in 2 days time, we'll be sitting our first A level paper.

It'll be over soon. Just hang in there.

Monday, October 30, 2006

The Day That Wasn't Productive

My day's been wasted. Completely wasted.
Did 2 Econs MCQ papers, some Atmo practise questions and read through GP notes.
This can't carry on...

Unproductivity = Waste of time = Fail A's


Saturday, October 28, 2006

The Day I Froze My Ass Off

The Coffee Bean outlet at Serangoon Gardens is officially the country's coldest coffee and tea joint. I swear, if it gets any colder we'd breathe steam in there. I stupidly forgot to bring my sweater there today. Was there alone the whole day (well, almost). Shaun popped by after his lunch to kacheow me.

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Note: The photos of yours truly were candid and taken by Shaun. Which explains the poor (blur) quality of the pictures. Shaun looks hilarious in his oversized jersey! Haha!

Finally finished studying Atmo & Climate for Geog! Surprisingly it's not as difficult as it seemed to be. I hope to be able to tie up all the loose ends for Physical Geog by tomorrow. Wish me luck!

Random Rants:

- Had to turn down 2 Halloween party invites!
- Gotta pay the stupid seller on eBay by next week.
- I want a Siberian Husky (but my house isn't big enough)!!!
- Couldn't go to VivoCity with my parents tonight. Sigh.

Friday, October 27, 2006

The Day Of Revision At Cafes And Christmas Trees

Went to the Hemisphere Cafe located on the 3rd floor of the OG @ Orchard to do some revision with Andre. The ambience was cosy and the drinks were affordable. Not a bad place to study. As I was on my way home, I strolled into Ngee Ann City for awhile. There, right smack in the middle of the front entrance, was the "Work In Progress" 4-storey tall Christmas tree.

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The Not-Yet-Ready Christmas Tree

Then it hit me that I won't be home this Christmas. It'll be the first Christmas that my family (as in my parents and I) is spending apart.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

The Day I Found A Singaporean Comic Character

I just found out that there actually is a Singaporean superhero in comics. How cool is that? Her name's Jenny Quantum and she's from Wildstorm's superhero comic, The Authority.

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Nice tank top you've got there Miss Quantum

Notice that she's wearing the Singapore flag as part of her costume. Call it a "patriotic moment" if you will, but I'm actually quite happy that there's a Singaporean comic character. Haha!

Back to the books now...

The Day Of Katong Laksa And Hazelnut Chocolate

Not a very eventful day, but not too bad:

- Had Katong Laksa for lunch. YUM...
- Did revision for 6 hours straight.
- Tried Starbucks' Hot Chocolate with Hazelnut. Passable.
- Jean passed me her VJ Geog Prelim papers (she's such an angel ~~).
- Realised I got ripped-off on eBay. Dammit.

Selamat Hari Raya Adil Fitri to all my Muslim friends! :)

Monday, October 23, 2006

The Day Of Consultations And Rabbit Attacks

It was a fruitful day of consultations for Econs and Literature today. I think that I'm finally beginning to grasp Econs as a subject. Hopefully I'll be able to pull through it without much difficulty.

Queenie attacked me this evening as I was about to carry her back to her cage from the garden, and now I have a nice scratch across my belly thanks to being shirtless. Stupid me.

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Storm Of The Mind

Dear Former-Friend,

I've thought it through and decided that I shall not be made-used of any further. Friendships require effort and honesty, and for the most part, I haven't been getting any. I have always been honest about my actions and my feelings, yet all you've given me was hesitation and lies. You want people to not hate you, to like you, but what exactly is the point of that? Is appearing to be perfect in the eyes of others such a big deal?

You're neither magnanimous nor empathatic; Stop pretending to be what you're not. It's pathetic, like a silent plea for attention. Do you really think others will never see through that?

Deal with your feelings before leading others into your traps and snares. You evidently do not care about how you make other people feel, but only act for yourself, to protect yourself from harm and problems that you've caused and should be dealing with. All these masks hide your insecurities and your devious schemes. I don't know what you want from me, but I am not going to be your puppet anymore.

Until the day you can be honest with yourself and with others, I'm afraid this is goodbye.

A Friend

Sunday, October 22, 2006

The Day Of Boredom And Wet Sponge

Like a saturated sponge
My brain's not absorbing at the rate I want it to.

Lethargy is a cruel spell
I allowed myself to be taken over by boredom.

Time waits for no-one
When the dreams dissipate, I'm far behind.


Some people deserve my time
Some people I'll call my friends
These people prove themselves worthy
By act of honesty and conscience

As for others who live in denial
Whose appearances to others
Matter more to themselves above
All else

I only have this to say:
Your act will be revealed one day
Pretence is everlasting not
Take heed
And you may be redeemed

Saturday, October 21, 2006

The Day Of Mugging At Coffee Bean

It was a muggerific day! :D

Woke up late this morning, so I had to forgo my weekly Hospice visit. Went for the Novena at 10 and headed down to the Serangoon Garden's Coffee Bean to study. It felt so much different from Starbucks but it was nontheless very fruitful.

Tammi dropped by to join me at around 3pm, and we studied. And talked. And studied. And bitched. And studied. It was so nice! AND I PLAYED A PRANK ON EMMANUEL! Haha.. Made him feel like I had him stalked by a P.I. (sorry Emma, no hard feelings k?)

After 8 hours straight, my brain turned into mush and we headed to Serangoon Market for dinner. And we had Mr Softee: Chendol for dessert!!!

Shall go for my shower now. Forrest just pee-ed on me. Bleargh...

Thursday, October 19, 2006

The Day I Got Kocked Down By A Bicycle

I was walking towards the Bishan MRT this evening along the covered walkway when out of the blue, I heard a loud "EXCUSE MEEEEE!!!" Before I could turn around, I felt a strong impact on my bag (on my right side) which threw me leftwards and onto the concrete pavement. The cyclist didn't even stop to apologise and instead threw me the finger as he continued riding onwards, as though trying to scream "YOU BLIND AH?!?!".

What is to world coming to?

First of all, it's a pedestrian walkway, not cycling track. Pedestrain walkway = For pedastrians who are unfortunately unable to own/ride bicyles like those dimwits. IT'S NOT FOR CYCLISTS.

Secondly, what the hell are the little bells on bicycle handles for? Ring it for attention and to inform the people in front of the bike's path-of-fury to give way to you. If you don't use it, then why do you even have it attached to your bike?

Thirdly, if you've knocked someone down unintentionally while riding through a Pedestrians Only lane, the least you could do is have the decency to stop cycling, get off the damn bike and APOLOGISE. Is "sorry" so hard to say? The worse thing that one can do after making a mistake is to act as though he'd done nothing wrong but instead, blame you for being a hindrance.

Once again, I've been unfortunate enough to meet with such disgusting individuals. It truly makes me sick to see how people can actually be so irresponsible. And to think that Singapore was trying to portray an image of "A Smiling Nation" when the IMF was in Singapore last month. What. A. Joke. I wonder if any of the foreign delegates saw the dark side behind those smiles.

These ugly, disgraceful Singaporeans really need to grow a conscience.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

The Day I Talk About My Grandmother

Just brought my paternal grandmother for a stroll around my estate. She's suffering from dementia and mild depression, and her sypmtoms were aggravated this morning. Apparently she'd been hallucinating again and started crying uncontrollably. It's one of those symptoms of depression I guess. So Mum drove her over to our place to get her mind off thinking too much.


I took her to the swing in the garden behind the houses and we sat there, swinging. She didn't say anything, but she did smile. And I heaved a sigh of relief when I saw that.

I pray that she'll get better.

Monday, October 16, 2006

The Day I Watched Helen The Baby Fox and Little Miss Sunshine

The two movies I watched last night and this afternoon respectively featured a very wonderful cast of child actors as well as veterans.

Caught Helen the Baby Fox with my parents at home last night. It's a super-duper heartwarming show (even my Dad was moved to tears). The movie revolves around a little boy Taichi, who found a baby fox on his way home from school one day and brought the pup back home to his veterinarian step-father. Later on, they figure out that the little fox is both deaf and blind, and does not have a sense of taste and smell as well. Taichi affectionately names her "Helen" after the world reknown teacher, Hellen Keller.

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If you loved Quill, you'll love Helen the Baby Fox. And the soundtrack's amazing. I want the OST!!! Oh yes, get lots of tissue ready. It's a bawl-fest.

Went to The Cathay with Shaun this afternoon for Little Miss Sunshine.

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It's a nice movie that captured the lives of a dysfunctional American family consisting of a motivational speaker father, an overworked mother, a emo son on a vow-of-silence, a herion-sniffing grandad, a suicidal uncle, and an adorable, four-eyed little girl. The family goes on a road trip to bring their youngest member, Olive, to California for the "Little Miss Sunshine" beauty paegent contest.

Along the way, the crutch of their bus breaks, grandpa dies of a drug overdose, the bus' honk malfunctions (think uncontrollable and annoying "HONKHONKHONK!!!"), and it finishes off with a stripper routine by Olive (who was coached by her late grandpa about the dance moves) and was backed up by the rest of her family.

Hilarious, heartwarming and it makes you stop to think about how you're treating your family and what you really want to do in life. The movie really hit home for me cos the characters all seemed and felt so real, which is quite a rarity nowadays with the influx of mostly terrible and shallow Hollywood blockbusters. Hollywood = Blah-ha-ha.

Ok, gotta go back to school now. Mug mug.


Sunday, October 15, 2006

The Day I Talk About My Feelings On Enlisting In Jan '07

It may sound odd but I'm actually kinda looking forward to getting into NS. Some people have been diviniting the disasterous "WAH COMMANDO AH? YOU SURE DIE ONE!!!", while some, conversely, gave their blessings "WOW!!! Good luck! We'll be praying for you..."

I guess I just want to get the A's over and done with.

I need to be consistent in my exercising. Urgh.

Friday, October 13, 2006

The Day We (Technically) Graduate From JC

I'd expected Graduation Day to feel different from other days, but it doesn't. Nevertheless, it was nice to have the whole of 05A2 back together. It was a long camwhoring session this morning before we had our farewell assembly (which was somewhat heart-warming and motivating).

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Ok, so it's not the whole class. Shall post more photos once I get my hands on them.

And we've come to the end of our JC life. It's crunch time!
18 more days to go...

Thursday, October 12, 2006

The Day I Talk About Emmanuel & Jiapei's Birthdays

Emmanuel had his very belated birthday dinner with me, Sean and Guohua on Tuesday night. It was really nice of him to have us over, and kudos to his mum for cooking such great food for the four of us. I tell you, the amount of food we had could feed Ethiopia! Ok, I exaggerate.But we did have ALOT of leftovers.

Check out Manbo serving us pie. It's hilarious.
(Note to Man: Don't EVER be a waiter. :P)

Yesterday was Jiapei's Birthday and she received TONS OF PRESENTS! I'm glad that she had a great time. A couple of our classmates came over for her Birthday Cake after school. Watch her make a looooong Birthday wish:

We're gonna be (technically) graduating tomorrow! I can't wait! :D

Monday, October 09, 2006

The Day I Caught John Tucker Must Die & Talk About Selfish Commuters

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The movie can be described in two words: CHICK FLICK.

It's laugh-out-loud funny, slightly sleazy and a very fun, brainless teen comedy. Other than that, it's almost similar to Mean Girls, except with a different premise.

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(1) Girl is a virtual unknown in school
(2) Said girl thrown into school politics unknowingly with 3 hot sluts teaching her the ropes
(3) Girl seduces John Tucker aka Heartthrob-cum-Heartbreaker
(4) Girl successfully manages to break his heart
(5) John Tucker learns his lesson and turns over a new leaf
(6) voila! Happy Ending

That pretty much sums up the whole movie.

On another note, I REALLY CAN'T STAND SINGAPOREANS WHO THINK THEY OWN THE PIECE OF LAND THAT THEY STAND ON NO MATTER WHERE THEY ARE. Here's the deal: When you're on escalator and you wanna take your own sweet time to ride the automation, PLEASE JUST STAND ON THE LEFT LIKE HOW THE SIGN IN FRONT OF YOU SAYS SO.

Many Singaporeans are just plainly abominations of mankind sapping off valuable resources from the face of the Earth, I tell you. They block your way when you're in a rush (acting all "I'm sorry but I'm retarded and I can't READ signs that are pasted everywhere on the walls, floors, escalators etc"). And when you say "Excuse me?", THEY "TSSSK." IN YOUR FACE!!!

So much for four million smiles. Honestly, there was really no need to lie for the sake of the IMF's visitation to Singapore. We can smile till our faces cramped up and it wouldn't change what we are, and what we are is just UNFRIENDLY.

Singaporeans should really change their disgusting, uncourteous attitude. It really hinders the country's progress.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

The Day I Went For The Teaching As A Career Seminar

I was down at Orchard hotel this afternoon with Emmanuel for the "Teaching As Career Seminar". It wasn't very informative and the things they talked about were quite on-the-surface. Nontheless, it's a viable career path. There was this really chipper Chinese teacher who gave a presentation about her life as a teacher. I think her name's Mrs Marilyn Soh or something. She seemed to be working on Prozac as she was astoundingly energetic. It was really kinda weird. But to each his/her own eh?

We went for tea after the talk at the Shaw Towers TCC. It was really nice chit-chatting there.

The haze was terrible today! I think it hit PSI 100 already. To make tthings worse, I've got a goddamned flu and the stupid smoke only aggravated my condition. Bloody Indonesia!!! @#$%&*!!!! If only they weren't so corrupted and had controlled the number of their forest-burning permits issued.

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If only there was somebody we could sue.

Friday, October 06, 2006

The Day I Talk About The Last Months Of My Freedom

I'm getting enlisted on the 12th of January 2007.


Thursday, October 05, 2006

The Day I Talk About Threading And The Cathay

Shaun and I did eyebrow threading for the first time in our lives today. That is, after much persuasion (or more like sacarstic threats) by Jiapei and Tammi. I must say, it doesn't feel as painful as they say it is.

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Met Andre to mug at the Starbucks in The Cathay. It was my first time there ever since it opened a couple of months ago, and from what I saw, it looked just like any other newly renovated shopping mall. It's so sad that the malls in SIngapore are starting to look like sad, slightly differentiated duplicates of one another.

Today was a good day. :)

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

The Day I Mug In School

Just got home from school.

After a turn of events, I didn't catch Scoop in the end. Sigh. Anyway, I spent my evening being occupied with Econs and Geography in iSpace (a large study room in my school). But I got chased out by the security guard uncle who was screaming, "It's 11 already! GO HOME!" in my face.

Monday, October 02, 2006

The Day I Post Photos From The Family Day

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It's so much easier to post photos like this. Haha... For a bigger view of the collage, click here.

Going back to school to mug now. Cya...