The desire to excel. The passion to dedicate. The determination to see it through.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Booking-of-the-Day

My Analytical Chemistry Lab ended at 2.10pm today! That's a record timing (official end time is 5.00pm). We skipped lunch so I ate lunch in my car.

I decided to head down to Yishun Safra. There's the NTU Shoot today. Finally got to see Huijing shoot after hearing so much. Cool girl. Her score is like wow. Her shots were like super 10.9. Hmmm.. QL and I have some questions but we shy. Haha.. Jimmy: Explain - Why must dry fire twice then shoot even after a good shot?? HJ did that I THINK. Anyway, congrats to Jimmy! Well done!

Well, I suddenly remembered my Aunt Daisy's working in a travel company! I made a flight booking to Toronto today! My departure is not confirmed though. Hope I can get the summer programme there. What a nice aunt! She even asked me if I wanted window or aisle seats. I feel like going to Alaska!!! If I take SQ, the stopover is at ALASKA. Tempting tempting. If not, the stopover is at Hong Kong. Hmm.... I'm leaving on a jet plane.. (",) Come fly with me.. Fly, fly away!!!

Booking-of-the-Day

My Analytical Chemistry Lab ended at 2.10pm today! That's a record timing (official end time is 5.00pm). We skipped lunch so I ate lunch in my car.

I decided to head down to Yishun Safra. There's the NTU Shoot today. Finally got to see Huijing shoot after hearing so much. Cool girl. Her score is like wow. Her shots were like super 10.9. Hmmm.. QL and I have some questions but we shy. Haha.. Jimmy: Explain - Why must dry fire twice then shoot even after a good shot?? HJ did that I THINK. Anyway, congrats to Jimmy! Well done!

Well, I suddenly remembered my Aunt Daisy's working in a travel company! I made a flight booking to Toronto today! My departure is not confirmed though. Hope I can get the summer programme there. What a nice aunt! She even asked me if I wanted window or aisle seats. I feel like going to Alaska!!! If I take SQ, the stopover is at ALASKA. Tempting tempting. If not, the stopover is at Hong Kong. Hmm.... I'm leaving on a jet plane.. (",) Come fly with me.. Fly, fly away!!!

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Fact-of-the-Day

Fact:
Oily olestra (a fat replacer) can creep through the faeces and leak uncontrollably. Gross.

I met a cool guy today! Didn't know he was schooling in NUS! Enough said.

After school, I drove around NUS to pass the R10 pellets to the shooters. After that, I went to meet pQ for dinner. We ate at Pizza Hut, Causeway Point. We were damn fickle in deciding where to have dinner! Gosh! Anyway, on the way there, I took the wrong turn off SLE. I headed for the causeway towards Johor! There was a sign saying to top up cashcard if not Singapore cars would be fined $500. I got a shock! The signs even looked Malaysian. I panicked and luckily there was a slip road out. I just took it. I didn't know the slip road was after the traffic light and I just drove past the red light! Lucky no camera sia. I got a little lost but found my way there in the end.

Ok, I have an idea for a venue to throw a party. I wanna open party at Clinic on my birthday! Good idea? I think I book the place then ownself sit there drink drips then no one would disturb me. An alternative is to ask Dr Jansen Koh come my house and open "Clinic".

If I can't run away,
Then I'll fly away.
If I can't fly away,
Then I'll swim away.
If I can't swim away,
Then I'll just drown.

P.S. I'm not suicidal, I just found the last part funny. If you could hear my tone, maybe you'd laugh.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Presentation-of-the-Day

We presented on the case on MGM vs Grokster this morning! Our lecturer said it was a good presentation (like all other presentations) and that it was not an easy case to tackle. Law.. Law.. Law.. I'm amazed. I was rushing for time that I stumbled upon a whole lump of words (picture this). It's my most stuttered/stammered/congested presentation in my life. Tsk. I usually stutter more during day to day conversations rather than school presentations and stuff. You probably don't hear me stutter much. It only happens in front of some people (tsk, I'm shy) or when I get distracted. It's quite funny. I take after my 2nd brother, Jansen, a lot. I look like him, laugh like him, stutter like him (only we stutter in our family) BUT I don't have brains like him. If I did, I'd get a CAP of 5.0 and be Valedictorian. Everyone is so smart. Smart. Smart. Smart. I can't find my forte. My mom told me everyone had something that they're good at but some don't people don't find/realize it throughout their whole lives.

Anyway, I miss my brothers. They've all moved out on their own and have their own families. No more long talks. No more psychology/relationship classes from Julius. No more squabbling. No more checking on me if I've studied hard enough (Jansen would test me on my work and to him, anything below an A is a fail.. I owe any academic excellence to him). No more shopping/dining at posh places with Justin. It's just my father, Titus and me. And my books and Valen... I need to get a life instead of blogging right here. Too much reminesence. Let's deal with here and now.

The craziest thought crossed my mind - the thought of me getting a Masters in Law. I'll be an expert at law in my food industry!!! People do that right? They get a general degree and then pursue a Masters in Law. Ever since I took the module, I feel a sudden interest in law. One of the reasons why I didn't S/U it. My friends were shocked I didn't. I haven't S/U-ed anything (they were even more shocked). Well, I've made a decision.. no use of S/U!!! All non-Science modules shall be used to pull this C.A.P. (cumulative average point) up!

Anyway, my Sanity Graph for last semester still applies quite well:

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Cruise-of-the-Day






I'm just back from my cruise. I never really left Singapore. I never left my life here! I had millions of smses about school, FST stuff, CCA stuff... pQ was so fed up, she wanted me to switch it off! I don't understand why I can get reception even when out at sea! Haha. I only feel popular when I don't want to feel popular!!! The minute I reached home, I got an sms about project work. I quickly unpacked and after that I immediately proceeded to doing schoolwork the entire day!

Sandra and I went to NUS to study. After that, we went down to play bball at the recently renovated basketball courts at SRC. They changed the hoops and repainted the lines. Fun game. I love jump shots... makes me feel airborne... Talking about airborne.. I've got plans for a day out. (",)

Anyway, about the cruise. It's Omar Cruise, not Star Cruise. It was a good study cruise I guess. Not much facilities to distract us with which was good. Here's some activities pQ and I did:
  • slack at the poolside
  • slack at the deck
  • slack at the night club (think KTV lounge)
  • SLEEP (lots of it)
  • EAT (lots of it)
  • watch TV (lots of it)
  • play slot machines (those jackpot thingies)
  • sun tan
  • punch punching bags
  • shop at the tiny DFS shop
  • taught pQ how to use a feather pillow (tsk.)
  • watch sunrise and sunset (too cloudy!!!)
  • STUDY (quite a bit of it)
They gave us a $50 voucher each to either use at the casino or the slot machines! I won a total of $66!!! I sort of understand how the machine works. There's some pattern. I played on 2 machines and had a jackpot round each! pQ won $19. Anyway, I think my father is secretly proud of me. He always told me it was damn difficult to win money at the slot machines. Not bad for a first timer! Ok, enough self praise!

Ok, pQ caused me to suffer from post-traumatic stress that day. Tsk. She's mad! She doesn't like to close the door when using the bathroom/toilet. WAH LAU. Lucky I not cheeko.

On observing all the chinese drama serials on tv during cruise days, we figured why we can't get bf's.. We have to splash water on someone to fall in love with that someone. Go observe the tv shows! Maybe I should go try. Hmm.. Now to find water and someone.

Oh, when I got home, I found a laptop cooler underneathe my laptop. It's amazing. My father gives me little surprises everyday. He keeps buying stuff for me and for my home improvement. I appreciate it but never expressed it. Someone please tell him if my time should be up before his.

Anyway, I have OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) even when I'm high with alcohol. I have to keep my vodka bottle back into it's rightful place (the thing is, I don't even remember clearing up and walking to the room to sleep but I did all that). Well, pQ cleared the other stuff up! I don't remember lots of stuff with that alcohol in me so pardon me if I've offended you. Anyway, that night before we set off for the cruise, we drank Malibu, mandarin Absolut Vodka, white wine and Tiger Classic. That's quite a lot.

I realized that the real reason why I wanted to S/U a module was that I was too lazy to work hard for it. I've decided not to S/U GEK1042 (Intellectual Property in Cyberspace). Strive harder. "The desire to excel. The passion to dedicate. The determination to see it through."

Snap back to reality.
Oops, I never left it.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Projects-of-the-Day


My GEK1042 project group met at 9am at City Hall this morning. We had our meeting at Marina Square McDonald's.

In the afternoon, Bex and I watched Protege! The show was not bad. The part where the hand was hacked off.. gruesome.

After that, Bex came over to help me with my project! I'm officially imprssed. Thanks girl. I owe my A to you (assuming I get an A.. I will.. Maybe A+?)

Now, pQ's at my place. She's gonna camp over so we can head to Harbourfront together for our cruise! She's studying. WoW.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Lessons-of-the-Day

Wore pQ's spex yesterday. I don't feel me.
Who am I? That's the most profound question I could ask.

Lesson 1: Don't wear a cap if you know you need to take it off before you reach home.
I wore my cap happily forgetting that I had training and that I had to remove it to train. My hair was UGLIER than normal. It was superbly FLAT.

Lesson 2:
Bring a pair of oranges everywhere you go during the 15 days of Chinese New Year.
I didn't know I would step foot into CK's house today. I saw her entire family! I didn't have oranges with me but I brought back a red packet. Damn paiseh.


Lesson 3: Don't talk when you're eating ice cream.
When CK met her friends at central forum, I was trying to say something with melted ice cream in my mouth. Some of it spewed out. I ran to the toilet as
fast as I could. Paiseh.

Lesson 4:
Don't wear a jacket to the park on a bright, sunny, Singapore day.
I happily wore my jacket out to Bukit Batok Nature Park. It was so hot and I only realized that I was wearing a jacket after a while. I was drenched in perspiration after visiting the park.


Today is Ash Wednesday. I went for mass at 7am this morning. Ashes to ashes. Dust to to dust.

I went to Central Library to do schoolwork with CK and her sister today! Thanks for asking me out to study >> makes me feel loved! These days, the only people who ask me out is pQ.. and pQ... and pQ.. and.. Ivan. Well, at least there's pQ. She's the only free kid on the block. Has been for 8 years. That's how we became enemies in the first place.

After that, I headed to West Mall. There was a girl who dropped a twenty cent coin and it kept rolling away from her. She tried to stop it with her foot but it deflected and headed my way. I was thinking if I should keep walking but I decided to help her stop the coin and return it to her. She said a shy "Thank you" to me. When I saw her face, wow.. She's the cutest girl I've seen in a while. She's probably in secondary school. I'm like a paedophile but she's cute, really. Enough with pervertism.

I had a bit of time on my hands so I drove to Bukit Batok Nature Park. It was the first time I was there. I enjoyed my time there but MacRitchie is still the best.

At training, I think I did quite well. Shot quite a number of tens and they were not cutting tens. They were NICE tens. I almost hit a 10.9 (this is the perfect centre of the card) twice. It looked good. I couldn't help but exclaim softly when I saw those shots.

Experiencing suansation. I should chop off my shoulders and part of my neck. Old illness from way back in secondary school. It became aggravated when I picked up air pistol in NUS.

"Before this, I never knew emotions could be communicated from rhythm and melody without lyrics." >> Does it sound too emo?? Wrote this for my assignment. Tsk. I feel like stamps! Haha..

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

???-of-the-Day

Guess who?!
This was me when I was young >> pQ forced me to type this.
Lawyer, please don't sue me for copyright infringement!

If Shena goes cruise, she will become Tom Cruise.

Monday, February 19, 2007

He - Part 6 (Blast from the Past Edition)

***7 years ago***

He sat at his table listening to the drone of the air-conditioning system and staring at the pine wood table where his hands lay. He observed his hands, thinking about recent events.. Thinking about what's he's done.. Thinking if anyone should ever deserve such a life. He lifts his eyes up and all he sees is the crucifix. The symbol of death. And in death, new life. He shifts his gaze to the left and sees a penknife. Everything seemed out of focus except for the penknife. He took hold of it thinking of the verse in Proverbs 12:18 (Thoughtless words can wound as deeply as any sword, but wisely spoken words can heal). He thought to himself, "emotional pain is far worse than physical pain" and slashed. He felt nothing.

***

What now? It was time for him to move on. There was nothing left in his past that was worth holding on to. His memories of the year before that remained a blur. The present year's events kept replying in his head with every small detail magnified. He wished for amnesia but realized that he wanted to remember who his enemies were. He needed to know as much. He needed that to stay safe. He lost faith in the human race, constantly reminding himself that solitude was good. He lived by that day by day until he stumbled into irrationality. He couldn't take it anymore. He sat at his table listening to the drone of the air-conditioning system and staring at the pine wood table where his hands lay. He observed his hands, thinking about recent events.. Thinking about what's he's done.. Thinking if anyone should ever deserve such a life. He was thinking of ways to end it all. He lifted his eyes up and all he saw was the crucifix. The consequences swam through his mind, flooding out all other thoughts. "I'm not strong enough to take up this cross!" he screamed. The next thought that floated in.. "By his strength, not mine." Something prompted him that his worst period in life was over. If he could live through this, he could live through anything. A wave of rationality swept back to him. Clarity seeped in and flowed through his veins. That very day, that very hour, he made the most important decision in his life. He chose life. In choosing that, he wanted to change his life. He made a promise. A promise to live through it all. The darkness had passed and his dark days were over.

The promises he made that year changed his life. It changed the company he mixed with. It changed the way he looked at responsibilities. It changed his attitude. Each step he took was a step which stitched a wound. The wounds began to heal and sorrow started to fade away. Hope, love and forgiveness slipped into his life. He sat at his table listening to the drone of the air-conditioning system and staring at the pine wood table where his hands lay. He observed his hands, thinking about recent events.. Thinking about what's he's done.. Thinking if anyone should ever deserve such a life. Yes, he deserved such a life. Everyone deserved such a life. Everyone deserved to fail and experience rising up from that fall. Everyone deserved to experience the fullness of life. Everyone deserved an appreciation for life. He who had wished for death was rewarded with life. That was the only wish he made that never came through. That was the wish he was glad never came through. He lifted his eyes up and what he saw in the crucifix was hope.


Note: See posts from June 18 to June 21 2006 for Parts 1 to 4 and 15 September 2006 for Part 5.

Reservoirs-of-the-Day

MacRitchie...
An overwhelming amount of grass.

Wet.

Muddy.

Seletar Reservoir at very low tide..



pQ's V Day gifts to me!
It says "Hapee V Dae Lan Mei".

I finished a lab report and part of an assignment!

pQ and I exchanged V Day gifts today! A little late but.. better late then never! Haha. We saw Yu Xin (ex-Cedar Track junior) at Thomson Plaza today.. what are the odds?! The mall was a ghost town with very few shops open and very little people. I could drive through a couple of parking lots!

After that, pQ went to her ah ma's place and I went to MacRitchie for a run. Slightly less than 35min for 5km. That's about 7min/km. I used to be able to cover 8km in less than 35min but that was a long time ago. Considering the last time I ran was some time ago, 35min for 5km is just fine. I wasn't ready to head home so I drove past my house to Seletar Reservoir.

For pQ's enquiry: Grand Marnier is slightly bitter and smoother than Cointreau. Cointreau gives a stinging sensation as it goes down the throat. Cointreau has a tinge of sweetness as well. That's my review of the 2 orange liqueurs.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Occasion-of-the-Day

Happy Chinese New Year!!!

I did some schoolwork again! Proud of myself again! T'is the season to get FAT...

So Ellen of at17 is a vegequarian (eats fish along with a plant based diet). I did some research on this type of vegetarianism in association with FST2201 - Human Nutrition. This diet is better known as Pesco-Vegetarian. It's a rather interesting diet since fish replaces the other meats like poultry and red meat. A few days ago, we had to watch this video entitle "Meet Your Meat" during Postharvest lecture. It shows the cruelty of animals that are domesticated for food purposes. They are abused in farms and at the slaughterhouse. I left that lecture with a heavy heart. Some of us were discussing that fish do not face such cruelty. They are caught in nets and die on being left out of the water. I guess vegequarianism is a good idea but I can't elaborate on the nutritive aspects of this diet as yet. I have to do more research. Anyway, the American Dietetics Association holds its position that vegetarians are able to obtain a healthful diet on eating plant produce alone. Vegetarians have to really watch what they're eating to avoid disorders. My lecturer was saying that vegetables have a lot of pesticides so we'd better wash them off if not we're gonna shorten our lifespan!

ANNOUNCEMENT:
Due to the overwhelming amount of food and goodies at my house, there will be an open house starting from tonight, 10.30pm onwards till Wednesday (21 Feb). 2 humans and 1 dog simply cannot finish this amount of food. It could feed an army for a month! Please come! Haha.. Female entry only. FREE FOOD. Males are excluded due to the sensitive topic of potential boyfriends/husbands. Ang baos available while stocks last.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Carving-of-the-Day

I awoke with abdominal pains and a cold sweat (too much oysters last night?) - not exactly the best way to start the day. Well, Valen and Titus got a wash today, all in preparation for Chinese New Year. Anyway, I did a whole lot of school work today and I am extremely proud of myself for keeping to my planned timetable! It's been a while since I did that. I started late due to the abdominal pains but completed my work! *grinz* On top of that, I groomed Titus and cleared my sections of the house - my bedroom and study room.

Well, I'm blogging now since tonight I'd probably be infused with alcohol (actually, the real reason is that I have to do some research work tonight).

Hmm.. I'm going to carve the chicken and duck and slice up the pig later! Fun. Looking forward to more pineapple tarts >> now, that's what CNY is all about!

Oh yah, my father wants me to invite my friends over. I'm lazy to give an official invitation. I need to study. But, pQ and Bex, you all can come on CNY Day 2 (Monday) ok? Just that I'll be studying almost the entire day and will be at MacRitchie at 5pm (what a sincere invitation!) pQ, wanna run?

Happy Chinese New Year's Eve!
Happy Reunion Dinner!

Friday, February 16, 2007

Dinper-of-the-Day

In the evening, we had AWC training. 120 shots. My muscles on my right arm are harder than those on my left arm. Time to train the leftie. I shot an incredible amount of 10s today so I'm rather satisfied.

After training, Jimmy, QL and I went to Geylang for dinper (dinner + supper). It's the first time I saw Geylang at night. It's as sleazy as they say it is. Not safe at all. Tsk. We ate at Old Airport Rd. There was so much food! Good food! All sponsored by Jimmy! F.O.C. makes the food taste better somehow.

*feeling phlegmy*

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Concert-of-the-Day

Ok, this sticker says "I'm Looking For Love..."
I took it from pQ!!! Funny. Moet and Chandon sticker.



This evening, pQ and I attended a concert at the Esplanade. Elgar Anniversary: Perchance to Dream by SSO featuring Tasmin Little (viola). It was rather exciting. At some point, I felt that I've seeped into a movie. Concentrating hard yet thinking about other things as well with the music playing out my life. It's the first time I've had such an experience. That's as emo as it gets here.

Anyway, pQ has a new Christian name. I told her I'd advertise it. It's 'Evilene'. A shorter form would be 'Evil'. (",)

Today is Total Defence Day. It's quite cool. Every year, Audrey Q would usually sms me first to wish me a happy Total Defence Day(I tend to forget). This year, I beat her to it! Haha. Well, it's particularly because of this day that she knew of my existence as the crazy senior who was stabbing Tan Yan with a fake knife. Later in that year, we actually got to know each other and she knew me by name and NOT 'the crazy senior who was stabbing Tan Yan with a fake knife', but that's another story. Gosh, I was sec 3 and she was sec 1. Now, she's just completed her A's!!! That was long ago! Why we remember this day every year? That's another story as well. As she said, we should meet up. It's been a while since I've seen some of my Cedar smallies, almost a year.

Reminder to self: Set some time aside to meet up with old friends. This is ambiguous so... I shall meet them this summer holiday (if I'm in Singapore).

I need a travel buddy. Argh, heck it. Decision made. I'm going somewhere with or without someone.

Man, Andrew's (aud's bro) going US the week after CNY!!! Shiok lar he. Nvm, I'll be away on a study cruise with Evilene. Feel free to join us. Eat, sleep, study, play. Nice balance.

AaAAaaAaAaAARRRrrRRrrRGGGggGGggGgGGggGghhHHHhhhhHHH!!!!
Just needed some release. I need to run. Need. Need. Need. Run until I experience an overflux of lactic acid and until I experience rigor mortis. Goodbye and goodnight.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Occasion-of-the-Day

Today is Valentine's Day. Happie Valentine's Day!

Well, if there was the grinch of Valentine's Day, that'd be me. Of all days, V day had to fall on one of my rare free days (i.e. days without school).

I spent the day shopping in town. I bought some clothes and some stuff for my car. After that, I got bored so I dropped by NUS. I had the urge to study at Central Library but I forced myself not to take my work out of the car. I just went to the travel fair and left for West Mall where I watched 'Epic Movie". It's rather lame I think. Ate some dinner at Koufu (I was craving for sushi but decided against spending the money) then went for training at CDANS. Well, I guess Valen was my valentine. Been spending a lot of time with Valen. Lucky there's a 19% petrol discount.

Anyway, there were 21 stalks of tulips for me when I got home. Pink. From Ivan. Tsk tsk. That's a lot of tulips man. Tsk tsk. Ivan: Don't waste $$$. My father's gonna use it as CNY flowers. Oh well. The appropriate response is 'thanks'. So.. Thanks!

Looking at what I did last year... It was a day of gifts. pQ gave me this damn cool thing to put on my handphone last year. It had a stalk of blue rose enclosed in a plastic heart. Nice. See last year's post on Feb 14 for illustration.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Song-of-the-Day

What Goes Around by Justin Timberlake


Hey girl, is he everything you wanted in a man?
You know I gave you the world
You had me in the palm of your hand
So why your love went away
I just can't seem to understand
Thought it was me and you babe
Me and you until the end
But I guess I was wrong

Don't want to think about it
Don't want to talk about it
I'm just so sick about it
Can't believe it's ending this way
Just so confused about it
Feeling the blues about it
I just can't do without ya
Tell me is this fair?

Is this the way it's really going down?
Is this how we say goodbye?
Should've known better when you came around
That you were gonna make me cry
It's breaking my heart to watch you run around
'Cause I know that you're living a lie
That's okay baby 'cause in time you will find...

What goes around, goes around, goes around
Comes all the way back around
What goes around, goes around, goes around
Comes all the way back around
What goes around, goes around, goes around
Comes all the way back around
What goes around, goes around, goes around
Comes all the way back around

Now girl, I remember everything that you claimed
You said that you were moving on now
And maybe I should do the same
Funny thing about that is
I was ready to give you my name
Thought it was me and you, babe
And now, it's all just a shame
And I guess I was wrong

Don't want to think about it
Don't want to talk about it
I'm just so sick about it
Can't believe it's ending this way
Just so confused about it
Feeling the blues about it
I just can't do without ya
Can you tell me is this fair?

Is this the way things are going down?
Is this how we say goodbye?
Should've known better when you came around
That you were going to make me cry
Now it's breaking my heart to watch you run around
'Cause I know that you're living a lie
That's okay baby 'cause in time you will find

What goes around, goes around, goes around
Comes all the way back around
What goes around, goes around, goes around
Comes all the way back around
What goes around, goes around, goes around
Comes all the way back around
What goes around, goes around, goes around
Comes all the way back around

What goes around comes around
Yeah
What goes around comes around
You should know that
What goes around comes around
Yeah
What goes around comes around
You should know that

Don't want to think about it (no)
Don't want to talk about it
I'm just so sick about it
Can't believe it's ending this way
Just so confused about it
Feeling the blues about it (yeah)
I just can't do without ya
Tell me is this fair?

Is this the way things are going down?
Is this how we say goodbye?
Should've known better when you came around
That you were going to make me cry
Now it's breaking my heart to watch you run around
'Cause I know that you're living a lie
But that's okay baby 'cause in time you will find

What goes around, goes around, goes around
Comes all the way back around
What goes around, goes around, goes around
Comes all the way back around
What goes around, goes around, goes around
Comes all the way back around
What goes around, goes around, goes around
Comes all the way back around


Let me paint this picture for you, baby

You spend your nights alone
And he never comes home
And every time you call him
All you get's a busy tone
I heard you found out
That he's doing to you
What you did to me
Ain't that the way it goes

You cheated girl
My heart bleeds girl
So it goes without saying that you left me feeling hurt
Just a classic case
A scenario
Tale as old as time
Girl you got what you deserved

And now you want somebody
To cure the lonely nights
You wish you had somebody
That could come and make it right

But girl I ain't somebody with a lot of sympathy
You'll see

(What goes around comes back around)
I thought I told ya, hey
(What goes around comes back around)
I thought I told ya, hey
(What goes around comes back around)
I thought I told ya, hey
(What goes around comes back around)
I thought I told ya, hey

See?
You should've listened to me, baby
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Because
(What goes around comes back around)

Monday, February 12, 2007

View-of-the-Day

Announcement:
My car (Suzuki SX4) has been named. He/she (ULO - Unidentified Land Object) is called Valen aka V.V.T. (ValenValenTine). Valen's my date this Valentine's Day and for many more years to come I hope. Haha. Thanks to Shena Na and pQ who contributed to this naming of my car and to "IS" the magazine with the cover page that prints "Lover or Loser?" Ouch.

I started and ended the day with a great appreciation of the view around me. In the morning, I saw the port at Pasir Panjang from NUS Biz Bldg! I could see the ships moving. I didn't know that there was such a view in NUS. In the evening, I was driving home just before sunset and I drove through the back way to Seletar Camp which passes by Seletar Reservior. The best part was when I was turning into Seletar Camp. A plane (rather large like that of budget airlines, not the small training planes) flew overhead and rather close to the ground. It was just landing at the runway just in front of me. The sound of the plane was so loud. Next, I saw a helicopter in the sky. Fantastic.

Anyway, after my project meeting, pQ and I went to Casuarina to eat! I ordered weird stuff like onion chilli prata (see photo). Gosh, the prata was filled with green chillies! I was almost too terrified to try but I gobbled it all down anyway. It wasn't as hot as I thought it would be. You know how villains sometimes tend to be very nice to their victims before they kill them? I think pQ's gonna KILL me.

Ok, I've devised a really perverted way to wave at people as I'm driving. I also devised a way to scold and vent my anger as I drive. It's rather entertaining!

Well, my project mates for GEK1042 (Intellectual Property in Cyberspace) think I should be a lawyer. They're not the first ones. I've had people told me that since secondary school. My father told me that I could consider that as well when I received my A Level results. Law is interesting but that's not me. I think I'd get too heated. I'm quite shocked that I'm actually enjoying the module. I like the lecturer. She was a lawyer. She's a sharp, smart and cool lecturer. I still love food and every aspect of it. Food science is for me. I have a plan. I hope it works. If it does, I'll be travelling all over the world with a laptop and a PDA until I get sick of it. There's only one problem. The same problem I've had my entire life. I guess that's my cross to carry.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Movie-of-the-Day

I stayed home for almost the entire day! I only went to church at 7am and drove to rZ's place to return stuff to her as well as to give her the birthday present that pQ and I bought. Belated, sorry, my fault! I couldn't go over yesterday!

I watched Daredevil on TV this evening! I love that movie! I've watched it a couple of times but I still wouldn't mind watching it a couple more times. I love the soundtrack. Maybe I should acquire the soundtrack. Anyway, the movie brings back memories.

I actually wrote a whole lot of other stuff but I just deleted it. Some thoughts shouldn't be publicly declared. In summary, solitude is good as long as I don't have to endure the coldness of loneliness.
Let's just say being alone and loneliness are not equivalent. You could be in a crowd and still feel like the loneliest person in the world.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Birthday-of-the-Day

Dear Ms Pig, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Goodbye!

Here's what I designed in the morning!
By the way, the pineapple is the FST logo,
so it ain't a random thing!
I drew the pineapple using paint, a bit ugly I know. I like.
Anyway, I woke up at an amazing 8am considering the time I slept last night. Well, we (family) celebrated Trinity's (my niece: as in my brother's kid) first birthday at The Dining Room at Sheraton Towers this afternoon. It was a buffet! Her actual birthday is on 16th February.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Place-of-the-Day

Can you spot the pQ?!

I finally met up with Irving after a long while this evening! We went to Loof to visit pQ!!! The place is mainly alfresco. It's a great chillout place near City Hall. The food is good as well. A little expensive though. Anyway, I got home quite late (like at 3+am in the morning).

A carpark experience:
The gantry at the carpark kept rejecting my cashcard and I had a true test of my driving skills. I say I pass. Through the intercom, I was told to reverse backwards in a winding fashion on a damn steep slope (with 2 cars behind me). It's the first time I had to pull up the handbrake and depress the accelerator before releasing the handbrake while driving an automatic car! I had to do that as there was a car on the opposing lane less than a metre in front of me! I reversed and went behind the 2 cars lining up behind me. It wasn't my fault though. The machine was spoilt! It rejected the other car's cashcard too! Technical assitance came and we got in soon after. Tsk. Not fair.. technical assistance only came after the 2nd car's card got rejected. Just because I'm a tiny female driver doesn't mean it's my fault!!! What's up with people?! Well at least they apologised to me! They thought that I had no cashcard or something (a phenomenon not available in Singapore due to ERP). If I had scratched my car at the carpark... tsk tsk. Anyway, I saw Ms Lee. She was exiting the carpark. Of all places to see her! What coincidence!

Oh yah. I want to be a stunt driver!!!

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Craft-of-the-Day

Terrapins at NUS Science Block 2! There's fish, plants and Kois too!


After school, pQ and I went down town to meet Xinhong! She reminds me of BB's built!!! Funny girl wants to go Krabi! In the evening, pQ and I went to play SANDART at Plaza Singapura (you know those tiny tables and stools where little kids sit to play? We were there.) It's DAMN fun. We spent like over an hour there!!! So much time spent on choosing the design and colours. I feel like a kid. What's new right? Anyway, mine's the croc on the left and her's the monkey on the right!

At night, pQ and I were hanging at Clarke Quay. It was a clubbing night. The first stop was Attica. Next, we walked through Indochine. Finally, we made our way to Butter Factory (after getting lost)! In between, we were resting along the Singapore River. Tired. Romantic right? Gross. Not with pQ. Haha. We went to Butter Factory in support of Ms ZHU (some Eusoff Hall pageant thingy)!!! It's the first time I was willing to enter a club. Be honoured Ms Pig. Anyway, we hung out with Shena Na. Lucky gal found an extra ticket for another drink! By the way, I was so guai ok! I didn't drink a sip of alcohol. Gave the bottle of beer up to some Cedarians since I had to drive back. Ok. I still maintain that I don't like clubs and since my friends all know why, I shall not repeat it here! rZ: Hope you had fun! Your dancing was fine, really!

The Reverse Bungy thingy.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Quote-of-the-Day

The nice person who gave me the answer to what's ethanol is for... are you Grace Tan?!?!

Just for today, a double entry!

"ABLE WAS I ERE I SAW ELBA" - Napolean Bonaparte
Read this backwards letter by letter. It says exactly the same thing! Cool!

Anyway, yesterday morning, I saw Liying at Arts. I was looking at her and wondering if I knew her. She was like waving to me. I thought she was saying hi to the person next to me. Tsk. I'm damn blur lar. Took me some time to realize she was my friend!!! Haha. Ok. So if you walk by me in school and I don't throw you a glance or even if I do, I probably didn't see you. I'm quite in my own world!

Breakfast was good today! I ate toasted wholemeal bread with cheese, ham and smoked salmon!!! I had orange juice to go with it!

My breakfast: half-eaten. Hehe.
Well, I have an aching problem. Just came back from training and I always have this shoulder ache and hip ache! Haha. Man, Clara the future physiotherapist says it's bad posture! Well well. I'm feeling fat and I need to run. Meeting Susie to run on Sunday I think. Hope I'll survive. If not... pQ: please pick up my car AND my body. Thanks. You may have the car if I die at MacRitchie. Anyway, the feeling that I was going to die soon faded away. Phew. I was getting worried. Haha.

Report-of-the-Day

Well, I've spent my entire day on one SINGLE lab report (which by the way, I haven't completed). Hmm.. I started at 8.47am and took at break at 1.47pm. I resumed work at 2.10pm and stopped at 4.22pm. That's a total of 7 hours and 12 min (no slacking in between AT ALL)!!! I think I'm an idiot! I don't know how to use the E-resouces thingy. I guess I got to head on down to the science library tomorrow morning. This lab report's really tough (and there's no access to any senior's lab reports). I'm going crazy over the discussion part. What the heck does ethanol do to preserve food?!??!? TELL ME. There's so much data. I'm dead. I got to prepare to go training now. A proper blog entry later.

P.S. I love tomatoes. The next tomato I see, I'm gonna squish it.

Just a joke:
There were 3 tomatoes. Papa tomato, mama tomato and baby tomato. Papa and mama tomato were rushing in front while baby tomato was lagging behind. Mama tomato turned around and screamed at baby tomato "Catch up will you?!" In case you didn't get that.. 'catch up' = 'ketchup'

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Lunch-of-the-Day




I went school at 9am in the morning to help out with the exhibition. My CSS duty was at Central Library today. See the video clip! Do come down to the Central Library and take a look. Rather interesting. It'll be there till this Fri, 9 Feb.

pQ, SHENA NA and I went out for lunch! We drove to Clementi to eat! Fun.

There something wrong with my season parking in NUS! They keep deducting credit from me.

Anyway, after school I went to Ang Mo Kio. I played at the arcade at Jubilee. I played DDR (Dance Dance Revolution) and Time Crisis 2. I felt lame playing those games. Felt weird. I was damn paiseh also when people came over to watch me play the song Afronova. I haven't played it for such a long time and I thought I'd fail.

Monday, February 05, 2007

Courage-of-the-Day

Today was a school day. I have tonnes of work to do. Anyway, why was I courageous today? It was the first time I left the lecture hall halfway through the lecture thanks to pQ who wanted to eat! I was damn terrified to do so (I'm a nice kid, I don't leave lectures). I felt more brave after that. Haha. I'm a hummy (humji for the rest of u who don't know my lingo).

After pQ went for lecture, met Emily to study. Well, sort of anyway. Too distracted. Tsk. Too many people walking around Central Library. After that, I went to the Catholic Awareness Week (CAW) booth at Engineering to help out. Met pQ after that and I slept in the library. After that, we dinnered at Grinning Gecko and headed on home. Anyway, I'm touched that Serena can remember the songs I like!!! Sweet.

Well, who needs to go to a club? I have a mobile club right in my car with the music blasting and us toads croaking (more like KTV maybe)! Linkin Park's In the End was playing on the radio. Great! Ok, back to my work and calculations, bye!

Jaime's not thinking right these days.
Jaime's crazy.
Jaime should behave more normally.
Jaime put a one-month ban on herself for attempting to socialise >> Yeah right.
Jaime..
Jaime...
Jaime....
Hai.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

S9 - The place we mugged at today.


Just tonight, I saw the moon's beams of light shimmering in the dark waters. It was captivating. Pictures taken at Seletar Reservoir.

In dedication to Ms Rebecca Toh

Here's my public announcement:

Happy 21st Birthday girl! You can watch all your beloved RA movies! Enjoy your birthday and adulthood i.e. the rest of your life!

Take care.

Cheers,
JJJJaime

Songs-of-the-Day

Some great songs I've been hearing on the radio...

Breakfast at Tiffany's by Deep Blue Something

You say that we've got nothing in common
No common ground to start from
And we're falling apart
You'll say the world has come between us
Our lives have come between us
But I know you just don't care

And I said what about "Breakfast at Tiffany's?
She said, "I think I remember the film,
And as I recall, I think, we both kinda liked it."
And I said, "Well, that's the one thing we've got."


Breathe by Anna Nalick

2 AM and she calls me 'cause I'm still awake,
"Can you help me unravel my latest mistake?,
I don't love him. Winter just wasn't my season"
Yeah we walk through the doors, so accusing their eyes
Like they have any right at all to criticize,
Hypocrites. You're all here for the very same reason

'Cause you can't jump the track, we're like cars on a cable
And life's like an hourglass, glued to the table
No one can find the rewind button, girl.
So cradle your head in your hands
And breathe... just breathe,
Oh breathe, just breathe

May he turn 21 on the base at Fort Bliss
"Just a day" he said down to the flask in his fist,
"Ain't been sober, since maybe October of last year."
Here in town you can tell he's been down for a while,
But, my God, it's so beautiful when the boy smiles,
Wanna hold him. Maybe I'll just sing about it.

Cause you can't jump the track, we're like cars on a cable,
And life's like an hourglass, glued to the table.
No one can find the rewind button, boys,
So cradle your head in your hands,
And breathe... just breathe,
Oh breathe, just breathe

There's a light at each end of this tunnel,
You shout 'cause you're just as far in as you'll ever be out
And these mistakes you've made, you'll just make them again
If you only try turning around.

2 AM and I'm still awake, writing a song
If I get it all down on paper, it's no longer inside of me,
Threatening the life it belongs to
And I feel like I'm naked in front of the crowd
Cause these words are my diary, screaming out loud
And I know that you'll use them, however you want to

But you can't jump the track, we're like cars on a cable,
And life's like an hourglass, glued to the table
No one can find the rewind button now
Sing it if you understand.
and breathe, just breathe
woah breathe, just breathe,
Oh breathe, just breathe,
Oh breathe, just breathe.

I've completed ONE of my lab reports! I did it this morning. Oh, I slept real early last night so I didn't do work at all yesterday! I'm going to NUS to study (yes, on a Sunday) with Sandra and maybe MJ later. This will force me to do some work. Haven't met up with Sandra in ages. Tsk. I keep wanting to study in school these days. If I'm home, I'm distracted with songs swimming in my head, the need to download them, glue my eyes to the lyrics and blog about them.

I'm back from my day out! The time is 10.01pm! Sandra and I went to school to study. After that, we went to check out if the basketball courts were under renovation. Unfortunately, they still were. We then thought to go rock climbing but there were people in the climbing gym. We were desperate to play so we decided to scout for a court at Khatib! We went to Khatib to shoot some hoops. It's been a while since we last did that (more than a year ago I think). It was damn fun! I'm so rusty now!!! Haha. I was too terrified to try a 3-point shot until Sandra asked me to. Guess what, my first 3-pointer was a chop! Perfect shot into the hoop! Woohoo! Ok, we're gonna lead a healthy life. Our weekends will be filled with mugging in school and bball! Shiok.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Course-of-the-Day

I attended a Dreamweaver course from 10am to 2pm in NUS today. Initially, I intended to study in school (and I should have as I haven't really started doing work and I'm starting only after dinner as I like to finish a lab report at one go). Anyway, I have 3 lab reports to do, a 1000 word essay for summer programme application, a webcast to watch and millions of assignments and projects and yet I am so distracted (or rather lazy). I'm driving myself crazy. People: Lock me up and make me study! I've lost my self-discipline (if only for a moment). Hmm.. this semester ain't as slack as I thought it would be.

Anyway, I keep wanting to run. I've this boundless amount of energy that's waiting to explode. I can't walk. It's too slow. Today, I ran around school (in Science and at SRC). I ran as in ran while moving from one place to the other (transport mode) and not running in the sense of excercising. I need to excercise and for this, I packed running attire into my car - always ready for sports. I keep thinking of playing basketball with Sandra. It's been ages since we did that. I want to swim as well. Basically, I want to play sports.

After I left school, I headed to cut my hair! It was irritating me. I have chunks of work to do. I guess I'm going to see those wake-up-at-4am days once again.

To laugh or to cry.
To breathe or to die.

Insatiable.

Car-of-the-Day

All that in BLACK.


Nerdie, labbie me.


Punk that.

This evening, Bex and I had dinner at Kublai Khan in celebration of her 21st birthday! What a fattening buffet!

Anyway, MY car is here!

Goodbye Nissan Sunny and Hello Suzuki SX4!!!

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Soccer-of-the-Day

pQ's toes! It reads "Hello".

pQ's hairstyle is better with styling.

Some people find this weird.
I find it convenient!

I played soccer with Titus at 8.15am in the morning! The air was so cold and I felt like I was playing soccer in autumn/winter as I was wearing jeans and a sweater!