Sunday, January 21, 2007
The group of us from zps used to hang out so much together. Playing soccer in school or the void decks, going over to each other's place to play game consoles, hanging out at tiong bahru plaza, organizing class outings to east coast parks and staying in chalets. those were the good old days when you have little worries and only care about having fun with your friends.. the innocence, the joy and the laughters...even after we left zps..we still kept in contact and met every time we were free..but he was not one of those that we kept close contact with.. it saddens me because I did not make a bigger effort to keep in touch with him...maybe if I had tried harder: send a sms, drop an email and even give him a call.that could have made all the difference to both our lives..now it is just too late to do anything. The last time I saw him was 2 years back when he was still in the army and we met by coincidence.. he looked the same, still seem just as quiet and shy as before..
if you are reading this: take a moment to think of the many good friends that you used to have but have not kept in contact with for quite some time.. they can be your pri sch, sec sch, jc, university and even neighborhood friends..maybe you had a big argument with the person in the past and stop talking, maybe you are just too busy and you are moving on with life too quickly. stop for a moment, find some time to meet up with them to catch up, time should have washed away all bad feelings. take a break from your busy schedule and relive those good old days together..try not to lose too many of friends along the way...most importantly, treasure your life and what you have so far...maybe you have been looking up for far too long, look around and below you..you will find many of your friends completing this long tiring climb too...enjoy each other's company and be happy that you have one another who are there for support..sorry if I sound incoherent..thoughts are just streaming through my head...
Hope you find peace and know that we will miss you....
Thursday, December 28, 2006
I actually did quite a fair bit of stuff over the past month. Just simply didn't have the time and energy to write about them. One of the highlights was celebrating Andre and Desmond's birthdays at MARU. Just thinking back, I have known them since RI but we only got closer when we were in RJ together. Its just very heartwarming to know that I have friends that I have known for such a long period of time. I enjoy their company in New York tremendously. Desmond with his corny and hilarious remarks and Andre with his cool yet cheerful disposition. Both feel like brothers to me. Really really nice guys. ashley and rui are two of the luckiest girls in the world! and to Desmond if you are reading this blog..I WANT TO MEET ASHLEY! I have already reserved table at Peter Luger..so you better bring her..haha..
Cheers to our friendships!
Over the past month, I was actually preparing for my exams. My mentality for grad school has been far from what I used to be back in Michigan. Not too sure if its because this is my final year of overseas education or if its because I am studying in New York and there's so much to do. Just couldn't really focus and be as motivated as I was once before. I personally believe in cycles.. I enjoy peaks in my life when I do really well and be really motivated to complete everything and to do my utmost best. But there are times when I feel like recharging and not put in as much effort as before.. haha, I wish to believe that I am currently in a state of recharging before I return to Singapore to start actual work. My results aren't really spectacular..lol..but they are not terrible either.. so they will do..Guess I will just work a little more harder next two semesters since I have been really slack this sem. You cannot imagine how slack I have been..haha..=)
Recently, val actually pointed out something really true about me which I have been guilty of for the past few years. Something that seems slight but so significant and has such great effects on me. The subconscious creature prowls amidst my flurry of thoughts and actions and seems to crawl and lunge at some of them - killing and wounding in the process. This is not a good trait of mine and I must change it. I am putting on a fight and hoping to subdue this beast in me. If I think clearly about it, it completely clashes with who I really am.. Maybe I have an alter-ego that is lurking somewhere deep within.. Boy is the thought scary..AHHHH...I will change.. I promise... =) val really knows and understands me..No one has really brought this issue up as directly as you and I thank you for it! - for people's info: she has been taking really good care of me.. I think I have put on an additional 5 kg over the past month.. just that the stupid darn winter isn't coming for me to put my extra blubber to good use. GOSH...
Anyway, these few days have been really sinful...with val gone holidaying with her family, I have been finding my own entertainment. Been reading a few books, watching DVDs (currently hooked on LOST season 1), gone shopping for 3 consecutive days, meeting up with friends who are in town to visit. I have spend a BOMB in the past 3 days..lol..must be the festive season and the shopaholic inside me that has been awaked from his "eternal sleep" Now there will be no end to it.haha..oh oh, and I finally caught up with Cecil! Since after RI, I have never really met up with him. He still looks as good as ever and with his bulging muscles and cheerfulness, must a real lady killer in UVA. Glad to know that he is enjoying UVA very much. Do come to New York more often! Maybe we should have a RI1G and 2G reunion! I think I can muster at least a few of us..Although I cannot remember everyone who was in our class. Sounds like an idea. =)
The year is drawing to a close..have you made your New Year Resolutions yet? Do you actually stick to them and try to achieve them? I shall go ponder over it for a while.. take care everyone and enjoy this festive season. May you find joy and happiness in the people around you. Love you all! :)
Sunday, November 19, 2006
So many of you might ask what have I been up to. More or less the same routine these days I would say. Let's start from last weekend: Discovered this bar called Cafe 312 in K-town as we tried to avoid Maru for the time being..pretty nice ambience but just lacking the X factor..Tried going to some clubs that night but failed because of ID and timing issues. Finally settled for the Pizza Bar in the meatpacking district which proved to be a really good choice. They served excellent mussels, french fries and calamari! Also met Yishi there. How coincidental..haha..
All in all, it was a nice chill out night for the small group of us.
Cafe 312Ferine looks really happyI like this picture.. very well taken shot..=)And we met Yishi!
Pubbing with Kang and Meng Joo!
Our Professor!The cool dudes in class!Johnny and Ivan
After that, celebrated Willy's birthday at Guesthouse.. those guys are crazy.. they pregamed too much and many of them were already drunk even before reaching the club. Many of them were just sleeping on the sofa and puking into the dustbins..haha..lucky the cleaner was really nice about it.. Most of the night was spent taking care of people and making sure they were sent home properly. But, I would say Guesthouse is a pretty nice club. It played quite a good trance dance music and the crowd there were enthusiastic..which is a very important thing for a club. sent everybody home by 4.30am...bet many of them are having bad hangovers..
Birthday boy Willy on the far left!Me and some of the girls
The date to remember is 19 November 2006. =)
Sunday, November 12, 2006
Don't be fooled by her sweet and soft spoken appearance! she gets really excited when watching the game!
It was an exciting game to watch all the way till the last 5 minutes of the 4th quarter when the Nets lost steam and couldn't keep up with Heat. The three pointer shots from Heat, great performance by Wade, lack of offensive rebounds and lousy shooting from Nets led to the loss.
Overall, it was a great game because of the rowdy atmosphere and tight game plus the halftime performances by Bryan McKnight and the cheerleaders. The dances were really coordinated and impressive..haha reminded someone who was sitting next to me of her good ol' days of mass dances...haha go figure out who..I guess the only drawback was that its really difficult to get back to Manhattan after the game. Had to wait for the buses in the cold and there was a really long queue.
Look at the crowd!
When we finally got back to Manhattan, we went for supper at this Dallas BBQ place with gigantic ribs and enormous margaritas and martinis. Excellent recommendation by Liching =)
Its a really gloomy day today..Woke up really late today (noon) because I came back ard 6am this morning and I only slept at ard 7 plus to 8 am..when the sun was actually coming out! went lounging last night and drinking after failed attempts to get into three clubs..But it was already very fun lounging.. quite coincidental that we met yishi in meatpacking..hmmm, actually I shall save that for another post...not in the right frame of mind to blog about last night. shall go complete my assignments now...
Current mood: thinking....
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
The trip was really relaxing and chill.. wasn't in any rush of any sorts..and I finally found out how irritating Chang ge can get! really had to blast my ipod sometimes to shut him off..haha..and I will never navigate for him anymore..he is an unappreciative man..
haha..we spent most of our time eating and driving around. And here's the evidence!
After watching it, I can certainly understand why kids would love it. The costumes were really colourful and traditional and the props were both intriguing and interesting. The energy and enthusiasm displayed on stage by the cast could be felt from where I was sitting..haha which was the third row from the back. Even though I was so far back, I had a pretty good view of everything. Thanks Kinfoong for getting the tickets for me!
Hope you had a great first Broadway watching experience because I certainly enjoyed myself. and please forget about the mineral water..haha..no matter how ridiculous and exorbitant it sounds to you..lol.. here are some pictures!
The prop for the antelops galloping across the stage
The costume for Scar
Mufasa head as seen in the dream scene for Simba
The beautiful lights of Times Square taken from outside the auditorium
Us taking a picture with Mufasa's head
and yes of course..how can I forget Mr. Peanut!
I love Broadways! I shall think of the next show that I want to watch. =)