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

Monday, December 31, 2007


Breathless by Shayne Ward

Breathless Lyrics

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Sunday, December 30, 2007


Went to the range today! Anyway, had lunch with Ruiz and Jimmy. After that, I went to register for Motorbike lessons. Finally! pQ!!! LESSONS!!!

In the late afternoon, a couple of us went to play basketball at Yishun.

Saturday, December 29, 2007


Had AWC and NUSIS meeting this morning/afternoon!

After that, we (DJ, XY, Jimmy, Hungyi, Cherlyn, JF and I) played basketball! I needed the excercise. I was feeling kind of drained and tired before playing but perked up a little during play! I haven't ran around for some time. Not with sudden burst anyway. I like the adrenaline. I miss the feeling. I've changed. I need my excitement and enthusiasm for life back. Happiness is a decision.

We had dinner at Fish & Co. at about $14 per person! The food was good. The basketball was great. The company was excellent.

Friday, December 28, 2007


Shadow of the Day by Linkin Park

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Embrace the world in GREY.

Thursday, December 27, 2007


In the evening, met DJ for dinner! We ate at a coffeeshop in Yishun!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007


After work, XY and I went to Raffles Marina for some food and drink! The place is not bad. Anyway, after that went HTNS for training.

Reminder to self: Please take PIE route to HTNS when the start point is Tuas.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007


Went to Aunt Daisy's place for Christmas lunch today!

Dropped by pQ's place for a while to pass her gifts! Watched I am Legend with Sandra in the evening. Played Ghost Squad this evening! Managed to kill the head shot boss with an EXCELLENT. Anyway, many thanks to Ling Ling for the Gingerbread Man stuffed toy!!! His name is Gingie!!! Decided to pay a visit to Seletar Reservoir this evening. There should be more places like this...

Didn't exactly have the ideal Christmas.. Too many small issues which snowball. Anyway, it's not all about fun and games is it? I sort of remembered what it means to be a Christian and I'm freaked out. Life isn't a bed of roses. Never was... never will be. And that's supposed to be ok with me. I also realised what I've always wanted and lacked. Maybe it's just me.. And I'm relieved to say.. I don't care for money. Money can't buy what I want. I realized that years ago.


Monday, December 24, 2007


It's the eve of Christmas!!! Anyway, went out with Jimmy to watch Alvin and the Chipmunks. We went to MacRitchie after that.

In the evening, my family had our usual dinner and gift exchange. The gift exchange idea was brilliant! I mean the method of gift exchange thought up by Agnes! JF, Jimmy and I then went for midnight mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Succour.

Sunday, December 23, 2007


Undeniable by Mat Kearney

It's undeniable how brilliant you are
In an unreliable world you shine like a star
It's unforgettable now that we've come this far
It's unmistakable that you're undeniable
woo wooo wooooooooooohh!!

February 5th, Friday morning, purple dawn,
Broke a yawn, as I stepped through the fog, like I stepped to a song
A moment like a poem, you wish you could hold it
I shut my eyes like it's frozen, it's gone when I open
It slipped past the clouds right there where it lingered
Like your band and a girl could slip through your fingers
My feet hit the ground like a beat for the lonely
On a path beaten down by the crowds in the morning

If only I could touch past the phony
If only they were there now to hold me
As the questions keep droning

You're the only one who stuck it out last night
The only other one who caught the other line
You're the only one when this world collides
The one that I can't deny


It's my last year here
My first class moved to portable 'A'
Under construction since summer
And it's cold today
I can see my breath, and what's left of the west parking lot
And all the spaces that we fought
And it all seems forgotten, left in the bottom
In past piles of rubble, in puddles of rain water
That hurt last night when I left like that
When I won't come back
Speaking my peace to the past
I can't help but wonder. who is this wind at my back
A whisper to walk on, come on from all that

You're the only one who stuck it out this time
The only other one who caught the other line
You're the only one when this world collides
The one that I can't deny


How we gonna take it away in this winter wind
You found me on a summer breeze
How am I gonna run away when the autumn breaks
Now that you found me in the spring
Come on and sing it out


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Saturday, December 22, 2007


Watched The Heartbreak Kid with Sandra today! I took public transport to town as I thought there was gonna be crazy traffic! But there wasn't. Just as well. Anyway, the movie is R21. It's kinda lame though. Haha. It was OK. I don't recommend it though. By the way, we met Amanda (AJ ODAC) at Khatib MRT and took the MRT with her. On the way back, we met her AGAIN and we took the MRT back together! So coincidental! LOL.

In the evening, some of us went to LK's place for a seniors' gathering. That makes me old but I was the youngest. HAHA.

Friday, December 21, 2007


Some of us in the Flavour Department had Yong Tau Foo for lunch! They cooked it! There was damn nice cheng teng too! Home-made!!! The food was nice and healthy and they piled a lot of food on me!!!

Had training in the evening. It's one of the most xiong training I've ever had!!! I really need to go to the gym.

I need to run. And it's not cos of my weight.

Thursday, December 20, 2007


Went downtown in the afternoon to get some stuff. In the evening, met XY, DJ, JF and Cherlyn for KTV buffet. I think it's been a while since my last buffet! I was more interested in food.

Anyway, didn't know pQ wasn't working at night! rZ, Sep and pQ happened to be at Cineleisure the same time I was so I went down to chat for a while!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007


I finally found out what happened with my shooting! Was so glad that I've fixed it! After shooting my groupings, I took a rest and looked at my cards which scared me cos what I predicted were good shots were.. not so good. Then I started going through everything I've learnt, in my mind. I actually managed to figure out why. Amazed. Ok, that doesn't sound very confident of me. Just being honest. Fixing that. Ok, I didn't start from 0. Let's not throw away 7 years of training.. and 2 years of zhuai-ness.

Anyway, Maryann came to the range today! She shot a few shots with my very chio gun and got a chio grouping! Can't decide it's the person or the gun. HAHA. Ok, kidding. Happy to see her! Had supper with LK, Jimmy, Peifang, Maryann, Zi3 Jian4 and Du4 Ke1!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007


I love this song!!! (Any resemblance to actual persons or companies, living or dead, is purely coincidental. Serious.)

Teardrops on my Guitar by Taylor Swift
Drew looks at me, I fake a smile so he won't see
That I want and I'm needing everything that we should be
I'll bet she's beautiful, that girl he talks about
And she's got everything that I have to live without

Drew talks to me, I laugh cause it's just so funny
That I can't even see anyone when he's with me
He says he's so in love, he's finally got it right,
I wonder if he knows he's all I think about at night

He's the reason for the teardrops on my guitar
The only thing that keeps me wishing on a wishing star
He's the song in the car I keep singing, don't know why I do

Drew walks by me, can he tell that I can't breathe?
And there he goes, so perfectly,
The kind of flawless I wish I could be
She'd better hold him tight, give him all her love
Look in those beautiful eyes and know she's lucky cause

[Repeat Chorus]
So I drive home alone, as I turn out the light
I'll put his picture down and maybe
Get some sleep tonight

He's the reason for the teardrops on my guitar
The only one who's got enough for me to break my heart
He's the song in the car I keep singing, don't know why I do
He's the time taken up, but there's never enough
And he's all that I need to fall into..
Drew looks at me, I fake a smile so he won't see.

Check it out HERE.

Monday, December 17, 2007


My nephew's shop at Heerens! He's older than me. (",)
Support support!!!

Why shooters shouldn't bowl.

Went downtown with JY this evening! Ate at the Hong Kong cafe at Cineleisure. Did some shopping and checked out the Christmas lights! Hmm.. The lights have a tinge of blue? JY thinks it's white though. Hmm.. But I think it's blue. Haha.

Sunday, December 16, 2007


Went to shop for stuff this afternoon! I bought some heavy bulky stuff which I had to carry over to Cairnhill carpark! U then carried it up to the 8th level. Was drenched by the time I was done.

Met pQ for dinner. We ate herbal chicken, oyster vegetable, rice and chee cheong fun at Sunplaza food court. Headed home soon after that so was home at 6+pm!

Saturday, December 15, 2007


Held the NUSIS interviews this morning. We played some soccer around noon as well!

In the evening, I attended the FST Graduating Class of 2008 dinner! I know it's a bit early for graduation dinner but it's a long story! Anyway, it was a whole lot of fun! We were like cheering, etc. I appreciated the certificate from you guys! No wonder I saw you all pass something to Prof Zhou to sign! Haha. I guess the dinner was a success. *glad*

After the event, I headed over to LK's place. Some people were playing mahjong there. Some of us watched Deuce Bigalow European Gigolo! Damn funny!!! LOL.

Friday, December 14, 2007


Met Jimmy for dinner after IA. Headed to the range. Many thanks to LK for drawing my gun for me. I was attending to some work with my laptop at HTNS. Had to do something at HTNS. Just when I wanted to dry fire, Jimmy came over and told me he kept my gun. Oh well. Many thanks to Jimmy for keeping my gun. Haha. Just as well. Not much time anyway. So funny, my gun seemed to have walked out, parked itself and then walk back to the armoury!

Anyway, headed to Eileen's place at Toa Payoh around midnight! Had to collect the stuff for graduation dinner from her! Tsk tsk. Nottie gal.. 12+am then reach home!!! I'm amazed I didn't fall asleep at the wheel.

Thursday, December 13, 2007


After IA, I rushed home to handle some CCA related matters. Basically, just work work work! Got to chat with quite a few people I haven't chatted with so was a little fun!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


NUS Air Weapons Club conducted a basic course this evening! The turnout was fantastic! There were 30 participants! Two of my FST classmates came as well (Linling and Eileen)!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007


Finally touched my gun after such a long while! Ok, training wasn't THAT bad. But I was superbly tired. Fell asleep! Glad to have visited my gun though.

Had dinner at the coffeeshop opposite SAFRA. Ok, some of you have asked me this question as to why I ate dinner there (even though I was alone). Firstly, WHY NOT? It's on the way home and I had to top up my cashcard! I was too lazy to park at Northpoint and was too lazy to drive up to Jln Kayu. Eat at SAFRA there got wrong ar?! Tsk. SIAO. Haha. Ok, don't get too used to me accounting for my actions. I don't do such "accounting" frequently unless necessary. Anyway, I do not recommend the steak there. It's.. erm.. chewy.

Monday, December 10, 2007


Started my first day of industrial attachment (IA) at Firmenich today! Big boss, Eugene, brought us for lunch at Kotobuki! I liked the food!

In the evening, SP, LK, Jimmy and I watched The Golden Compass!

Sunday, December 09, 2007


This post shall cover the entire the trip to Taiwan from 5th to 9th December.

Travel Companions:
  1. JF
  2. XY
  3. DJ
  4. Me
  5. Myself

5th December: I slept 5 hours! Gosh. Anyway, JF and I had brunch at Burger King at Changi Airport. I like their breakfast! By the time we reached the hotel, it was almost 8pm. Spent the evening eating as some ulu alley with nice tau huay and later proceeded for more food at Shilin. I love the BB guns there. Love Love Love.

6th December: We went to an amusement park. Not as bad as I expected. My heart could take it. I'm old. Not more rides for me unless it's Disneyland in the USA! Ok, I admit. Quite fun. Hmm... What did we do at night ar? Oh yah, we ate. Haha. What else?

7th December: Spent some time at the train station getting tickets. I find the train thingy in Taiwan kind of complicated. Prefer the clear cut ones in Canada. Anyway, we went to Fisherman's Wharf. Damn cold! Was shivering! Nice bridge. Fun to do the fast-leg drill on it but damn easy to mis-step. Played with the gun again and won some violent toys. Hehe. Anyway, DJ arrived in the evening (happy event!) and we headed for food at Shilin! Played the gun and archery!

8th December: Slept like 1+ hours! Gosh. Anyway, we headed for Hualien in the morning and spent most of the day at Taroko! I loved lunch. If my memory doesn't fail, we cleared 6 baskets of vegetables on top of other dishes. Oh, we had happy sashimi. For once, wasabi SEEMED to taste fine. I have to try it a couple of more times to certify I can eat wasabi. It could be just an anomaly! We played with fireworks. Fun Fun. Then we ate and played with guns. We actually drew a crowd. Haha. Funny. Ok, we won a stuffed dice for that.

9th December: I headed back to Taipei from Hualien. People (strangers) were rather amazed that small me could carry big bag. 2 people talked to me about it. I think I understood about 60% of what they said. Anyway, I had about 2 hours to burn and I was starving. Unfortunately, the food names were written in traditional Chinese. Hmm. Had a hard time finding a stall (other than a bakery) where I could point to the food and order. Haha. I had problem with buying fruit juice too. The only thing I could read was banana milk so I ordered that! Tsk.

Conclusion: Happy trip!!! Food, guns.. What more can I want?!

Tuesday, December 04, 2007


Didn't sleep a wink the entire night! JF stayed over at my place! I was rushing some work.

Anyway, went to play arcade with Jimmy. The 3 of us went to ECP in the evening. JF and I bladed while Jimmy cycled.

Monday, December 03, 2007


I had my final examination for my Year 3 life! It was the New Product Development module!

After the examination, a couple of my FST classmates and I headed to Concourse and downtown to get the decorations and prizes we needed for our Graduation night! Shopping is tiring!!! I think it's the first time I've gone out with my FST folks like that! Objective shopping.. fun!

In the evening, SP, XY, LK, JF and I hung out at Jimmy's place! Jimmy cooked dinner! Not bad.. If it was S/U-ed, he got S. Got a hug from SP! Heehee. So happie!

Sunday, December 02, 2007


DJ's friend was in my toilet today! Haha. Daddy long legs!

I wonder how it's name came about. Sounds like a kid saying to his/her father, "Daddy, long legs!"

Saturday, December 01, 2007


Met SP, LK and Jimmy for lunch today! Haha. I feel YOUNG. Anyway, for dinner, I drove my brother's Mazda 3. He wanted me to drive and to drive my car. We negotiated so I drove HIS car. HAHA. Ok. Cheap thrill.