Jack of all most trades, master of none.
Focus, concentrate and perservere to master.
Stop running away everytime a setback surfaces.
Have confidence Alicia, confidence.
Overcome and become better.
Monday, April 30, 2012
I am in quite the good mood today. I really don't know why. Possibly because it's Monday and it's the start of a fresh week, a new week to start new. Probably its because of the poppy seed bagel sandwich layered with yolk and bacon slices I had for breakfast. Then again, it might be because of the law assignment that I've just presented in class and the positive comments I've got. Or it could be the effect of the global missions convention yestersay and the great worship team I've got to serve with - it's encouraging to find out that people are facing the same trouble as me, maybe doubly or triply worse, all for proclaiming God and their faith and I am not alone :))
Aiya, I'm just so happy today that I can sing my least favourite song - "Oh Happy Day" lol. Oh, happy day, happy day, you washed my sins away, ph happy day, happy day, i'll never be the same... Forever I am changed :)
On a side note. I need to stop coming up with weird vocabularies an I need to stop using so much 'I' - makes me feel real self-centered.
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Truthfully, I am really tired. Extremely tired. Exhausted from the mental stress I deal with my personal life, drained from my jobs, dried from my fight to understand my studies and physically sored from trainings and cyclings. Was even running a fever yesterday. But, what can I say? God is good and there's so much more for me to give thanks for instead of to spend my time complaining.
It's Missions' Convention today and seeing the plight of others out there who had not yet come to know of Jesus and seeing how Christians are persecuted in other parts of the world made me feel really really fortunate and I thank God for the security and the luxuries that I have right now. The ability to move around freely, to still breathe and sing and worship him, it's really the grace and love from God. And of course, thank God for iced chocolate, only cause they give you the euphoria (:
Friday, April 27, 2012
The picture says it all.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
A whole string of nightmares are invading my dreams and I feel like I lost my control over them. Woke up shivering, with all my muscles tightened and my hands in a fist. They were familiar because they were a whole replay of what I was afraid of when I was a child, but most importantly they were scary because of all the violence in it and the people who were killed. Reminded me of how much I hate to loss someone.
Friday, April 20, 2012
Jack Martello, I am sooooooo falling in love with you (:
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Camwhoring admist all the assignments. Can you believe it? I feel like getting a psych to see my brain and get them to proclaim that I have "Attention Deficity Disorder". This way, I can get extensions for my assignments. Not that I want to cheat my way out, but I feel my short attention span is getting worse, with all the fatigue and impatience.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
This is why I wanna go to France. Or Europe.
Isn't the sight just pretty?
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
I WANT ALL THESE!
But most of all, I really wish to have this as a pet: GIRAFFE!
MY FAVOURITE ANIMAL YET (:
I just hope i am good enough for you.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Easter break is over and I fret my for my life. Though I would say this Easter is definitely more fulfilling than the previous, but still, the amount of time I spent procrastinating irks me much. There's still a pile of work left undone. Crap.
Just woke up with a really weird dream. Shan't disclose what it is but it's really unbeliveable and weird - something that's not possibly possible to happen in real life happened in the dream. It set me thinking the moment I woke up, about the regrets I had, the possibilities of the alternative and it made me thankful for the adventures that I had in the past. Wonderful adventures.
I just hope that I would be able to create an unregrettable journey this time round.
ps, if there's anyone who knows how I can improve my willpower, please help me! THX
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The road ahead is still long, but I know, I can always count on you, because...
You are the one who listens and the one who cares. You're the one who lends me a hand, to pull me up when I fall to push me when I am jammed, and your feet is always there for me to step on till I am fit. You are the one who waits for me no matter the seconds, minutes, hours, months and years. You stay there loyally no matter the freaking distance. You see me for who I am, the ugly, the good, the queer. You cheer me up when I am down, and take away the damaging frowns. You provide warmth when I am cold. You jump when I am glad. Most of all, you love me with all your heart, and I want to walk down the long road, loving you back with what you've taught me about love.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Got really inspired by this post, "50 Things University Taught Me: First Year". It was so brilliant that I just had to do a list too (but a narrowed-down one)! Here goes, my list of 25 things that studying in a university overseas taught me.
1) You will wonder what you are doing in university and question yourself the whole point of paying the tens of thousands of dollars.
2) You start to realise that, at times, you have became the high school geek that you loathe and always bully.
3) Your room piles up with clothes that are unwashed for weeks and maybe months and the table top and blankets are littered with bread crumbs and whatever's dropped off from your plate, especially during assignment time. Sorry, no maid here!
4) As much as you like being independent and away from home and all the naggings, you will miss your family at least once.
5) You start cooping in your room more often and when you meet with troubles, you can only count on yourself.
5) Your real friends are the ones who contacts you and spurs you on despite their busy schedule. They are the ones whom communicate with you despite the distance.
6) Snail mails are way better than emails. Receiving them's just like receiving gold and rubies.
7) Always take risks and chances.
8) Your parents are right.
9) Your parents are wrong.
10) It is possible to watch a movie and procrastinate.
11) It is possible to camp in the library for a week, from 8am to 3am.
12) It is possible to survive on a carton of chocolate milk for an entire day.
13) iPhone (or any other mobile phones) is your new best friend.
14) Consultations with your tutor are totally awkward.
15) You will miss the hugs from your friends.
16) You wrote the best piece you have ever written. You showed it to your friends, they love it. But, it's damn freaking hard to get a bloody H1! If you get a pass grade, remember, it's not because you didn't put in your all. It's just that each lecturer has their own taste. They may not like it, but some boss from some huge ass company may buy it.
17) You see what you like, but then realised you can't buy it because you have run outta cash and your parents now have access to your bank account overseas. They're watching your $$$ like a hawk.
18) It's okay to cry. Really.
19) You will learn things the hard, painful way.
20) You get to stay out as late as you want to!
21) Clubbing in your own room, alone, is common.
22) You buy so much groceries, thinking you have time to whip a nice dish. But they usually ends up in the trash because they have grown mouldy waiting for you.
23) You will wish for a pet, because it might provide you with more company and love than your friends.
24) Your resolution to have a healthy lifestyle and work out everyday will fail.
25) You will realise that being overseas is the experience that you will never get back home and you will definitely grow more matured from it.
Monday, April 09, 2012
I wish life is as easy as plucking strawberries!
Monday, April 02, 2012
It's so fascinating to watch videos of experimental photography, videography and production by professionals. Their heart for constant learning and thirst for creativity is something that I aim to have.
Seeing their videos made me wonder.. What the bloody hell am I doing, wasting my time in Melbourne studying dead and intangible materials when there's a whole world out there for me to explore? Sighs. Better get back to my assignments.
Ps, check out these awesome producers 1) Ross Ching, the director who directed several renown music videos and advertisements 2) Keith Loutit, the master of tilt-shift photography in time lapse videos 3) Jay Burlage, the master of panning, motion and dollying in time lapse videos 4) Tom Lowe, the master of astronomy photography in time lapse videos
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
I thank God for Melbourne, because it helped me realised that I have many awesome friends who care (:
Monday, March 26, 2012
What and If placed together becomes a really strong word that could throw us off our course. This old friend of mine never fails to pop up a few minutes/hours/days/months/years after I have chose the path, from the crossroads, to thread on. Especially when I meet with slimy mud, irritating insects and tough obstacles, I would always look to "What If" to reveal the better state that I would have been if I had chosen the other path.
What if I have continued my music lessons after polytechnic? I would have made it big now! What if I did not come to Melbourne. How would my life in Singapore be? Definitely better because all my friends are there?
What if... What if.. What if.
"Ask the questions the other way," the inner voice spoke. "Think about what you gained during the course of your choice!"
What if I have continued my music lessons after polytechinc? Would I still have met this bunch of awesome friends I have from volleyball? What if I did not come to Melbourne? Would I still have become this stronger person with a wider knowledge and experience of mingling with different people and living alone?
I feel way better now.
Sometimes, we drown ourselves in regrets - regrets of making the wrong choices and missing out on opportunities that we might have enjoyed. But, a friend of mine told me that there's never a right or wrong choice. It's what I would gain out of it choice I made. Each choice is a different journey, something like if you ordered Strawberry Milkshake, it would definitely taste different from Ice Coffee and it would offer you a different satisfaction too. The point is, I found the way to overcome obstacles and I feel that the best way isn't to wallow in sorrow, but to find the bonus/blessing that came with the choice that we had made and it would make the walk so much easier. Wouldn't it?
Thursday, March 22, 2012
If one candle represents one wish, does that mean I get 22 wishes that will come true? But even if I only get a wish, all I wish is for us to be together, not separated by any distance (: Nights world.
Friday, March 16, 2012
Okay, fine. I am a terrible person. The horror of choices.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
The house is about done, and boy am I glad! No more moving for the rest of the year, till I graduate! It's a really troublesome task. But then again, the feeling of having a place that I belong to is shiok (:
Can't wait to finish furnishing my room and the living room and the kitchen and the bathroom and and and... can't wait to catch up with all my school work.
Ps, am looking for another job. Does anyone have any recommendations?
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Gotta love the rolling stones. Good music, great lyrics, what's there to resist? :D Back to trying to churn out an human interest article!
Thursday, March 08, 2012
This is in an attempt to write something very english, after seeing Fishy's really expressive "prose", to comfort myself that my writing skills are still up there... Who am I kidding? To think of the phrase "expressive prose", I even had to engage Isabel and the vocabulary bible - my Oxford dictionary.
It's subjective. Tracks are double-edged. At least, when we're lost in mistakes, we can have absolute faith that the tracks will lead us back to the very beginning, where all was still innocent and pristine and the unfolding of the story? A mystical, whimsical intrigue for the adventurer.
Happy 43rd (:
Wednesday, March 07, 2012
The only reason I am still standing is because there's no one to catch me when I fall, and I simply do not want to fall onto the hard concrete, alone. Wouldn't it be nice to faint and have someone to catch you and nurse you back to health? At least, I got the warm feeling in my dreams! (:
Tuesday, March 06, 2012
It is said (during lecture) that news is determined by its commercial value and its relevance. Pretty much, news is constructive and subjective, so are our lives. What we do, the priorities we give to things, events and people come from our own personal judgement of their value in relation to us, and sometimes, they're also measure by what we stand to gain. It's a pretty self-centered world, really.
And perhaps, that is the reason why I am slowly losing the purpose of attending lectures, doing assignments and getting myself stressed and busied with the process of studying. What can I really gain from that, other than a 50% possible chance of a higher entry level pay and another 50% possible chance of landing a job - that may not even be related to my course of study.
The constant cycle to strive for academic excellence is starting to get a little pointless, because when we graduate, the society does not only see us for our grades, but also, our colour, where we come from, our attitude and our productivity. No matter grades, we all become monotonous robots in the end - a part of our fate relies on the engineers' determination on our value. The finale? We all die and fade away, as if we were never born.
And now, it comes to having to strike a balance on the scale between just learning and striving for excellence. It's hard, especially now that my weight's entirely on just learning, but the thought of not striving for excellence and wasting the ten of thousand dollars on just a normal certificate with no extra credits is troubling and just sucks.
It's just a thought.
Be it the time spent in the library, the atrium, ourspace, makan place/canteen 1, starbucks, china, overnight at someone's place, I want to thank every single one of you (including those whose picture I have left out because I am too lazy to flip through all the albums in my harddrive) for making my studying journey that heartwarming, bearable, endurable and all in all... awesome. I could not have asked for better.
I miss you guys!
Sunday, March 04, 2012
I guess what Pastor Sandy said was true - The biggest problem lies not with not having a job or monetary issues, but in being lonely and isolated.
I hope I am not becoming a victim of this "disease". No more frequent lonely lunches/dinners. It's time to make more friends and neighbours, me thinks!
Friday, March 02, 2012
You know how parents always celebrate their kid's first month? I can't believe we totally forgot to celebrate Sooty's very first month! No red eggs, no celebration, no treats, no cakes. So to make up, hehe I reminded fishy to celebrate and here's a simple celebration - a handdrawn party hat, a tuna cake and a carrot treat (:
Sooty's growing real fast and adorable and she changed my opinions on cats! She is one crazy, hyperactive and cute cat and like how parents melt when they recall how their little baby grow, I kinda felt that way too. Here's just some recollection to show how much she've grown.
When Sooty first opened her eyes
Sooty's first wave!
Sooty's fully grown eyes, her trademark to make a person's heart melt and let her have things her way!
The all grown up Sooty, jumping and prancing around, trying to destroy her party hat.
I love Sooty (:
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
"A saint once decreed that a man must agree to a woman's proposal today (leap year). Give me a sign, whether to meet me at eight at the same place you sit and fulfil the tradition of February 29th. The Leap Years, 2008, Jean Yeo"
Feb29th has always intrigued me. Probably because you have to wait for it to come, once every four years. It's like waiting and anticipating to see your lover whom you missed dearly and haven't seen for that long a time. There are many explanations to what the leap year is all about on wiki and google, but for me, I see it as a day that God gives us, to remind us to trust, hope and believe that the day will come again - it makes life more interesting, kinda, to be able to have something to look forward to.
And again, I crapped so much rather than catching up on the lecture that I've missed on Lectopia. Gahhh.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
I am back to Melb?
It all feels so surreal. I am kinda shock about how fast I have forgotten about Melbourne, the street names and the way it works through a four months break. Lol. My holiday in Singapore was like a dream that went away after a sleep and I wake up to find myself in, gloom Melbourne (Well, gloomy because it's raining today and really cold, as if winter is here early).
As per usual, my family came over to send me off. But here's the funny part. Hehehe. We disturbed my brother till he cried. Officially used the reverse psychology on him... "Timothy, don't cry k! Don't cry I will be back soon!" Then, he started pouring ((: Oops! haha.
Anyways, the remaining of my fun adventure in Singapore lol.
That day, we tried Squid Ink Pasta! See our black tongue (:
The black ink. Super sticky and super staining.
Roller blading "like a pro"
Anyways gonna sleep now. Not feeling really well. Stupid wisdom tooth and ulcers. Nights y'all! One last post.
I like how our eyes look. One fish and one sotong (:
you are mine mine (:
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Hickory Dickory Dock, the mouse went up the clock. The clock strikes one, the mouse ran down, HICKORY DICKORY DOCK! Tick tock!
I wish I have 48 hours a day, maybe more, 72? Time to head back to Aussieland tmr. Sighs. Not prepared, totally. It's like going back to war zone after 4 months of holiday in comfort zone. But, boy, am I glad that this warzone shall end at the end of the year, hopefully, I get to enjoy time after that and that the world does not seriously ends by 2012!
At this time, when my heart is just totally clammed up, the best relief I can possibly ask for is love from my family - particularly my siblings. I mean, my dad and mom can be pretty unreasonable at certain times, but, they can be awfully nice that I feel bad for rebuking them sometimes. You know, the funniest part? When my mom started mentioning how she would miss me and how it would be like when I am gone, my brother started tearing! Silly bro (: Adorable, silly, whiny(?) but still always the one who makes my heart melts most.
I am most certain I would miss my friends, the four months in Singapore, really showed me how much I needed to rely on our relationships, on their encouragements and their presence. Especially Codfish's. It's even more affirmed that I can't do without him. Thinking back, a huge reason for my survival in Australia was due to his constant support. I even recalled one really awesomely sweet moment when he specially researched about the clinics I could visit so that I could claim my insurance and at the same time get my sickness treated. He even helped me with my law homework. How do you find such a nice guy in the world, seriously? I am really gonna miss him loads.
Ah wells, what's to be done has to be done, and one year will pass really fast. It better, since my holidays passed like how a meteor travels - instant! See you guys real soon and thanks for making my holiday in Singapore a great one!
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Another year where beach vball lovers gather at the beach. The first time I played on Siloso ever since I'm back, since every one patronises Tanjong Beach now. I miss Siloso. Still think its a better spot to play, since the location is more convenient with food and beverages stalls nearby - especially my favourite STRAWBERRY ICE KACHANG!
It was fun catching up with friends, but it would have been more fun, if you were there.
Saturday, February 18, 2012
So little time left. Shivers.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
My days in Singapore are numbered :( . . . . . . . . . Just kidding! It's only numbered because I am leaving for Aussie, REAL SOON. Damn. I'm missing home already and I have not even left. Sighs. How do I bear to leave when you are this sick? Hurhhhs. I will miss you.... Sooty (:
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
It wasn't all that grand, wasn't all that elaborate either, just a simple home cooked meal and a movie (that, may I add, cost only five dollars for two tickets and comes with a free drink) afters. But, it was good enough. Really good enough (:
With Valentine's made so commercialised in this era, I can't ask for this day where I simply get to spend quality time with my loved one(s)! So what if my candlelit dinner was at the volleyball court and the menu was made up of chips, childhood time's sweets and many other junk food, but it was definitely well spent. Hahaha and we - Xueyi and I, and the six other vballers who turned up yesterday - seriously had a great time. Though we hadn't enough players, but we still managed to make the best out of it and laughed our heads out, especially at our silly mistakes and at little "forever alone" boy with that little smirk and that little tolerance to hold his laugh every time he trashed the other team!
Really enjoyed my valentine's this year :D I am just glad that I have a valentine's! Ps, thanks for cooking that awesome meal for me yesterday ((:
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Monday, February 06, 2012
It's been awhile since I've been to ECP.
Breathed in the cool sea breeze, listened to the melodious sound of nature - the waves crashing against the shore and the joyful chirps of the little birds, took in pretty green sights, including sights of cute kids, pretty ladies and dashing hunks (that's really good for the eyes I would add)! My eyes and soul finally got some slack off from the constant straining and tiring computer editing work.
It had been a good relaxation cum workout session, especially since my tyre got punctured and I had to laboriously cycle the last 7km back. But all wasn't that bad (: A cute guy even told me, "Be careful, your tyre is flat!"
Thank you Sandra and Carrotman :D :D :D It had been a wonderful day and I hope your crab session was great too! Sadly, the inline skating rental shop was closed today. But, shall be heading back to ECP for a few times before flying back. Seriously wanna learn rollerblading. It seems likka cool!
PS, my flights confirmed. It's on the midnight of 27th Feb! 22moredays. realfast ):
Saturday, February 04, 2012
I never knew armpits could bear pimples. Furthermore, when the pimple pops, out comes two huge yellow-greenish clots, with a little blackness in between, a few strands of armpit hair and a horrible, stinky odor.
Gross. But kinda interesting. Lolol.
Monday, January 30, 2012
The 1000th post, on the second last day of January.
Tomorrow's gonna be the 31st. School's officially starting in 27 days time. Seems like some way (not long way) to go, but, time passes really fast. The evidence? My 3 months +++ holidays has rocketed past just.like.that. Rent transfer from my old apartment... new accommodation hunting... school enrollment... a new school term... application for bank loan draft... etc... Definitely not looking forward to doing all these - a handful to do and so little time left.
I hope I'm not making the wrong decision by deciding to go back right on the day when school reopens. I just can't bear the thought of leaving home yet again. Though, the pay here sucks and I am definitely looking towards the $16/h min part time wages there, but nothing can beat the company I have at home.
The thought of Melbourne reminds me of greyish/brownish buildings and the cold gloomy winter. Melb does have her bright side, but I just can't seem to be drawn by it, probably because of the unfortunate events last year. Hopefully this year spent in Melbourne shall be a better one! It should be - with a new start (starting from a change in housemate wahahhaa) and suffice experience from the last year. Hopefully, hopefully, I will be able to mark my last year in Melbourne with a good time! Shall do my best to enjoy my time there, I shall consider getting a pet too!
I will be home again soon enough. Soon enough :D
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Post 999 (:
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
The reason why I love Disney, other than for its famous, and always cliche, happy endings, is because of its wonderful and encouraging songs. They light me up particularly in moments of frustrations and discouragements at work. Here's one of my fav (from the Lion King):
Post 999 ((:
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Happy birthday Grandma :D
Thursday, January 12, 2012
One happy family, Sooty, Fishie and me :D Haven't took a photo yet, soon, soon (:
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Codfish picked up a little baby kitty a few days ago. It's been seven days and her growth has been real fascinating (: From a tiny little kitten that keeps her eyes shut tight, she slowly grow to become a little adorable "rascal" that keeps mewing, pooping, urinating and drinking milk.
Meet Sooty, the little kitten who changed my perspective about all cats and kitties (Though, I still prefer dogs over cats. Muahahaha).
Please don't grow up to be ugly like other cats! No worries, XY will make sure you won't too (: He will feed you to become as fat and cute as.... GARFIELD :D
ps, it's been a week, but we have not even confirmed her name yet.... Sooty or Noobie?
Sunday, January 08, 2012
I met Keith again at the Chingay rehearsal today. In case you were wondering, Keith is a guy I first met when working with Standard Chartered Marathon. He was one of the leaders under my charge, and was one of the really dedicated and competent ones. Seeing him volunteering for Chingay and seeing how he took the initiative to help and serve others really touched me (He was only and administrative personnel, but he even took drinks to serve the performers when they came in all too tired to get their own food and beverages). He also made me feel conscious of my flaws.
Having volunteered for many events, this was the first time I ever really reflected on my volunteering. What was the purpose that drove me to volunteer and how well did I perform my job as a "do-gooder"?
I remembered the times I complained about not having good enough welfares. I remembered others when I just gave up on the tough job of having to serve others because I wasn't in a good mood (due to various petty and major reasons). I recalled waiting for other volunteers to do the job just because I refused to go the extra mile/ get dirty.
Volunteering meant presenting oneself available on one's on will without the expectation of any rewards or returns. My behaviour failed me. Even in real life, I might have failed to be a... well, maybe not a Samaritarian, that's probably too high a status to achieve... failed to be a understanding and generous person.
Other than thanking Keith, I also have to thank Codfish. I am really proud of XY. Unlike me, he would not question anyone selling items in the name of charity. I would usually go, "this person has hands and legs. He should be finding a job instead of sitting on the streets asking for money," or even, "this person said that he was once an ex-convict, but how sure are we? And, the card he is selling... it is simply too expensive and not worth the money." He would not. He would generously donate. Even in his job, he may complain that people were not treating him well and they would always reprimand him for things that he did that was not even required of him in the first place. But despite all that, he would still be willing to help and he would even give his all instead of doing a bad job. His loving, caring and sensitive heart, especially towards others and particularly animals, was the other admirable part about him.
They showed me the meaning of being a better person. And that is something I strive to become.
Saturday, December 31, 2011
2011 is a bittersweet symphony. 2012 will be my survival story. I will survive everything having learnt from what's happened the past year. Thank you 2011. I will miss you.
And here's a song for everyone.
Have an awesome new year everyone!
Sunday, December 25, 2011
This christmas is one with love, the kind of love that you melt in and yet you'll never wanna let go. Merry Christmas y'all.
Ps, Allen & Eva, thank you for being good korkor and jiejie to me and for letting me have the honour of doing your wedding video. I really learnt so much from the two of you (: Congratulations on your marriage and cheers to many good years ahead!
Friday, December 23, 2011
A one month hiatus. That's probably the longest pause I ever had in blogging?
Was walking home in a zombie state earlier on. Training camp was really tiring, fun but tiring, maybe not as tiring as when Mingyao they all took it, but still, being 5 years older now, my body seemed to be failing me. LOL. Guess Shawn and WK felt it too? Muscle aches all over with just a few simple jumps and squats and what's not.
Going back to school, as always, floods my brain with memories. Students now are really pampered and us, alumni, continue asking the same questions... "Why are we not born later?" Seriously, my primary school was undergoing renovation when I was about to graduate, similarly for my secondary school, and even now, the polytechnic, equipped with its many wonderful facilities like Studio 27, prettier clubhouses, better working lifts, nicer sports hall, came only after my graduation. Damnnnnn.
But I am kinda glad to be born in the 90s too. I would say the kids born in the 90s are the rojak generation children. At least we get to experience the old and the new? Then, we were playing hopscotch and jumping ropes outside our corridor, mingling around in the old HDB estates, reading off black boards and transparencies and corporal punishment was still in place. We saw the gradual increase and reliance on digital products and went with the flow whereby the bulk of the older generation probably gave up learning computers and going digital.
I actually prefer the old. Call me traditional or stubborn, but, I really hate changes. I hate breaking status quos and somehow I think the old is more peaceful. There's no need to bother with health issues relating to the technological side effects... Cavemen lived pretty well without all the luxuries, didn't they? Sometimes, these technologies scare me real bad. Once the sci-fi human robots are coming true. We are seriously going to turn into them in the near future. But what makes me pick the old over the new is because of the reminiscences.
Walking past the buildings in NP reminded me of the relationships I forged over the three years of my education there. The good, the bad, the ugly. The old canteen where the vballers used to meet up at, the blocks that we used to spend our time waiting for classes, the hills we often run up so arduously, and the place I first met you and slowly fall in love with you... Changes kind of made me feel insecure. You can call me superstitious too. What I once had were the foundation to who I am now. Removing any part of it makes my strong foundation weaker and makes it shake....
But changes have to happen don't they? And even now, I am typing on the computer instead of writing this out in a diary. Adapting.. It's actually easy once you get started. And probably my new year resolution shall consist of some really huge changes this time round. I hope I will be able to take them in my stride!
Ahhhh, I miss the good ol' days.
Monday, November 28, 2011
The conductor turned to rapping abruptly, earning the applause of the audience.
It was a really amazing concert, a really well-done concert.
Though I had to admit that I did not know most songs played (because I
did not know many K-Pop songs), hence, I did not join in the screaming
when the host introduced the songs. It was still wonderful. The
conductor seemed like he had some magic powers - when he raised his
hands, the volume of the music goes up, the energy increases, like
conjuring a huge wave and then making it crash down musically. The
musicians had a special chemistry with their instruments and they
together produced great melody that made the concert so successful. They
even gave light sticks to the audience so that they could shine it, as
if in a real korean band music concert. The lightings added more
ambience to the whole performance. Participation was highly encouraged
throughout the performance, with the conductor chatting with the
audience, getting them to clap along and even got them to play musical
notes through their handphones - the wonders of technology.
I was glad I went (: Made me wanna join a performing arts group again, but... nah. Got too much to handle. Someday, maybe ((:
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Everyday is a duplicated routine, except for the food that is served in the mass hall. A life of challenging limits - the bookworms turn to flexing their muscles instead of squeezing their brain juice, the sporty aims to break another personal record. Each one man show is substituted with a bout of thirteen other green men.
The island is an entirely different world. The strangers mingle and transform into robots that are programmed for one purpose, with different (hidden) agendas. A holiday back home, on earth, is short-lived; a day of sleeping, maybe a few hours with friends or the hypnotizing tele whilst feasting on the not-easily-attainable-on-the-island-therefore-precious chips and cola, a few (thousand) minutes of ironing and dressing up and viola, it is time to head back to "work".
What kind of feelings do they harbor when returning? How elated do they feel on the way home after a week of training? They can tell me, but I will never really comprehend, unless I try it out for myself… And somehow, their stories enchant me to.
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Something I love: Foxtrot Comics :D
I love the family humour and having siblings, I can totally relate to the frustrations and the cheekiness amongst the siblings and the things the parents have to do to handle the kids. It's just a really great comic that never fails to take my mind off stress, and all other insecurities, because when I read it, family is all that matters and they matter the most - no matter what happens, they are always there for you. Just knowing that makes me smile. (:
A little boy goes to his dad and asks, “What is politics?”Dad says, “Well son, let me try to explain it this way: I’m the breadwinner of the family, so let’s call me capitalism. Your Mom, she’s the administrator of the money, so we’ll call her the Government. We’re here to take care of your needs, so we’ll call you the people. The nanny, we’ll consider her the Work...ing Class. And your baby brother, we’ll call him the Future. Now, think about that and see if that makes sense,”
So the little boy goes off to bed thinking about what dad had said.
Later that night, he hears his baby brother crying, so he gets up to check on him. He finds that the baby has severely soiled his diaper. So the little boy goes to his parents’ room and finds his mother sound asleep. Not wanting to wake her, he goes to the nanny’s room. Finding the door locked, he peeks in the keyhole and sees his father in bed with the nanny. He gives up and goes back to bed. The next morning, the little boy says to his father, “Dad, I think I understand the concept of politics now.”
The father says, “Good son, tell me in your own words what you think politics is all about.”
The little boy replies, “Well, while Capitalism is screwing the Working Class, the Government is sound asleep, the People are being ignored and the Future is in deep poo.”
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Diet starts today.
Friday, November 11, 2011
I hate fishes. Absolutely detest fishes. Why? I don't know too! I've already tried to find the most slimy and hideous one I can to psycho you to hate it as well.
I guess I have a serious problem with fishes - we just don't click. I don't like eating them and I don't like looking at them. I think they are slimy and I hate their scales. Everytime I look at them, I can almost feel their scales scratching against my skin... It always send shivers down my spine. I love swimming and I totally love scuba diving.. but the thought of having to go near the fishes freaks me out real bad. Eating bones of the fishes can even cause choking!
I really really really really seriously don't like fishes (though I am fine with cartoon fishes.. they are much cuter). I don't really know why exactly. Maybe I met with some mishaps with fishes when I was young - probably fell into a pool of piranhas and got attack before... maybe.. But, I guess it's about the same reason as why people loathe cats and cockroaches and flies. The feeling of hatred is just there.
A person I do the most messsed up things with..
hmmm. This is hard. Really hard. I don't normally do any messed up things, but I guess this title will go to: PANTAT, because he is pretty "messed up" as it is :D HAHAHA. Kidding!
We've really been through pretty messed up and horrible situations together eh? Dramas in school, crazy and nonsensical school stuff and shared some pretty messed up secrets at Tioman, didn't we :D At least we had our share of adventures and now, we can boldly proclaim to the world that... My life isn't as plain and boring as yours hahah! Thanks for adding so much laughter into my life.
And if our God is for us, then who could ever stop us?
And if our God is with us, then what could stand against?
What could stand against?
What could stand against?
Run the race Alicia, you are reaching the end point soon.
Don't give up Alicia. DON'T GIVE UP.
Thursday, November 03, 2011
Time to shake some rust off the blog :D
No more emo nemo posts!
ps, did I mention, I'M HOME :D
Am pretty attracted to this song: Wouldn't it be nice?
Wouldn't it be nice to have things my way once in a while?
Wouldn't it be nice if my assignments magically get completed?
Wouldn't it be nice to be able to eat all the chocolate, gummies and pastries in the world and not grow fat?
Wouldn't it be nice to sleep and wake up anytime I want to?
Wouldn't it be nice if I can keep my living expenses and not have to work that hard for it?
Wouldn't it be nice if there was no war and no global warming?
Wouldn't it be nice if I am a nicer person?
Wouldn't it be nice if...
Wouldn't it be nice if I have her voice? :D
Wouldn't it be nice
Wouldn't it be nice if we were older
Then we wouldn't have to wait so long
And wouldn't it be nice to live together
In the kind of world where we belong
You know its gonna make it that much better
When we can say goodnight and stay together
Wouldn't it be nice if we could wake up
In the morning when the day is new
And after having spent the day together
Hold each other close the whole night through
Happy times together we've been spending
I wish that every kiss was neverending
Wouldn't it be nice
Maybe if we think and wish and hope and pray it might come true
Baby then there wouldn't be a single thing we couldn't do
We could be married
And then we'd be happy
Wouldn't it be nice
You know it seems the more we talk about it
It only makes it worse to live without it
But lets talk about it
Wouldn't it be nice
Good night my baby
Sleep tight my baby
Anyone counted how many wouldn't it nice there are in this post?
Hahaha being the boliao me.. There are 17 in this post and 18 including the one in the title, which unfortunately my blogger template does not allow me to show.
I just realised that I've put a long hiatus to the photo challenge... Seriously, I can never complete a challenge, or anything, if it is not forced on me. It's like.. I wanna learn piano.. I stopped in a month. I wanna learn the guitar.. I stopped in two weeks. I wanna complete this magazine on photoshop skills.. I stopped at the first page. Seriously, Alicia? Shall try to complete this challenge asap then.
C9: A person who has gotten me through the most.
The first person that came to mind... You.
Thanks for being there for me whenever I am happy, and most importantly, thank you for being there for me whenever I am down, sick, angry or not in the right of moods.
Be it when I am in Singapore or I am overseas, you are always there.
Especially when I am overseas, I can always rely on you to provide me with a hand to settle stuff in Singapore and to lend me a listening ear.
Thank you for cheering me, for rooting for me and for being the considerate, caring and loving friend who really goes the extra mile.
People always say, what goes around comes around. May blessing shower upon you for all the nice things that you have given me!
And lastly, once again, thank you, really much, from the bottom of my heart.
Check this out :D
Is there a pigster? :D I would love to seeeeee. Hahaha.
Friday, October 21, 2011
Say You Like Me, We The Kings.
Cause I'm never going down, I'm never giving up.
I'm never gonna leave, so put your hands up.
If you like me, then say you like me :D
Sunday, October 16, 2011
The three years of memories will always stay in my mind. Thank you for loving me. I love you.