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Sunday, June 26, 2005
` 5:16 PM

I'M BACK!!!! yay :) it's been only a week, but it seems like so much stuff has happened when i was gone! haha. man i need some serious catching up to do with everyone :) oh god uni's starting in like a month. like so not sian. bleh.

China was alrite. but i didn't have the really sad feeling i always have whenever i leave a foreign country. hah. and i hate being in a tour group! but considering the fact that i've never been in a tour group before (we always went free-and-easy), it was really an eye-opener! haha. apart from having to wake up at disgusting hours (4 damn a.m. on one certain day), and we had restricted time for all the places we visited, and the food sucked sometimes, and it was DAMN hot (38 degrees! omg i nearly died), and i had to talk in Chinese, it was pretty ok. haha. i very much preferred Beijing to Shanghai, even though Shanghai was shopping paradise and it wasn't as hot. haha! Beijing's just so, erm, historical. lol. and you just marvel at how thousands of years ago people manage to build such majestic architecture from scratch! ha. too bad Beijing's gearing up for 2008 so a lot of places were under renovation. oh yes one more thing. i love the Great Wall!!!!! haha my brother and i were the only ones in the tour group to continue climbing to the highest point, though we didn't manage to reach it cos of lack of time and water. we were completely dehydrated! haha. and oh ya one more other thing! everyone stop thinking that Japan's bullet train is the fastest in the world, cos it isn't!!! it only reaches a maximum speed of 360km/h unlike the Shanghai Maglev train which reaches 430km/h! haha.

aiya enough of all that. ha. i'm glad to be home :)

Wednesday, June 15, 2005
` 5:18 PM
+Lifehouse :)+

my favourite favourite favourite band for now! hee.. thanks ohm!!! their cd's great to chill out to, and the lyrics're oh so meaningful :) i'm addicted!! here're the ones i especially love, apart from 'You and Me', which is actually getting quite sian already. haha.

I would fall asleep
Only in hopes of dreaming
That everything would be like it was before
But nights like this it seems are slowly fleeting
They disappear as reality is crashing to the floor - 'Blind'

You know I can't be like everybody
Cause I can't tell you what you want to hear
I don't know if I can make it better
All I know is I will be around - 'Undone'

From all that you made
That you lost or threw away
Traded in for a brand new life
But I can't
Can't let go
Can't turn around
Hold my head high and walk away - 'Walking Away'

What you do
No one can decide it's up to you
And who you are is what you choose
These times when the world falls apart
Make us who we are - 'The End has Only Begun'

What happens when all your dreams are lying on the ground
Do you pick up the pieces all around
And if the world should fall apart hold on to what you know
Take your chances turn around and go - 'Chapter One'

So come on and leave the years
When you watched the days go by
Come on and leave the fears
That you were afraid to find
Cause while you wait inside
The days go by - 'Days Go By'

nice nice :)

Monday, June 13, 2005
` 2:38 PM

"Essence of love in this word what I mean,
Nature of two, of a dove,
The love can never be seen.
Presence of touch in the palm of your hand,
A gypsy lady's cup, seen trying to understand
A faith not lost in a redeeming hope,
For a quest in life, lets an honest man grow.
Thank you - a word, not a meaning in full,
One prayer for one star I now give to you.
For those who know in their heart of hearts
I'm blessed by you all."

-Lee Ryan :)

awwww how sweet! :)

haha i dragged myself out of bed at 6.30 this morning to go jogging at ecp, and i'm really glad i did! i feel all refreshed and recharged for the week ahead. haha. my complete lack of exercise (for like what, two months? haha) made me SO tired!! but the burst of fresh air that greeted me at ecp was exactly what i needed :) met daniel at the beach, was so shocked that i was like "gui3 ah!!!" when i saw him. ha. talked about stuff, which was nice :) then he asked me if i wanted to join his chalet, then i saw the company he was with, and i was like "no thanks". lol. as if i'd say yes otherwise. hah. oh and i saw olinda cho's mum too! haha super funny. she was conversing with some auntie in really loud Hokkien/Cantonese/whatever. ha.

oh i made myself some delicious kaya toast for breakfast! heavenly :) no need to go Ya Kun. heh!

was supposed to be at lynn's in the afternoon, but she had stuff on :( you're finally back!! miss you babe! meet up after China k!! hee.

dinner last night was at the Mushroom Pot at the stadium waterfront. it was an early Father's Day celebration for dad and grandpa cos we won't be in town to celebrate on the day itself. it was fun! i love it when we go out like that :) haha. but the stadium waterfront had somehow lost its charm. i used to love the place so much two years back that i'd always go there on Saturday nights because of the 'flea market'-like area there, with those white tents lining the river and the pretty things for sale. hee. it's like so quiet there, now that those little stores are gone.. sigh.

it's kinda comforting to know that there's someone out there in the world who shares the same secret as you.. go here. "We're the same the world over." it's so touching it's heartbreaking!

anws i'm gonna go sleep now. ha. tata..

Friday, June 10, 2005
` 2:41 PM

you know the feeling you get when you just sit down with a book and you don't give a damn about what's going on around you and you just read and read and read your life away? it feels gooooood :)

currently reading Tony Parson's The Family Way. haha i feel like getting Man and Boy to read again. hee.

the brother and i bought four books between us yesterday, and plus the two books i borrowed from the library, means i've got six books on my shelf waiting to be read! a big yay :D

and i'm waiting for July 16th with bated breath! Harry Potter's gonna arrive on my doorstep! damn exciting :)

Lost got me hooked last night!!! can't wait for the next episode already. haha.

roses are beautiful, but too bad they don't last..

"It was scary to be too unencumbered. The whole unencumbered thing could go too far... You had to get the balance right.
A person needed to be unencumbered but not cast adrift, free but not lost, and loved but not smothered. But how do you manage all that?"

Thursday, June 09, 2005
` 12:49 AM
+Ain't it good to know that you've got a friend, when people can be so cold...+

Madagascar was frickin hilarious man.. haha. nearly died laughing! ha. but it got really annoying after the movie cos i couldn't stop saying "I like to move it move it"!! lol :) yayy a great night out with Mrs Shevchenko! :D

am having a tummy ache now :( bleh! has to be the cystal jade tiramisu i ate.. but i'd want to eat tiramisu and get a tummy ache anytime :D heh!

watched Seabiscuit earlier in the afternoon. really inspiring :) and i love horses! hee.

and i went back to tj to collect my cert. was expecting truckloads of students around then i realised it's the June hols! i've totally lost track of school holidays and all that already. haha.

before my last day of work i thought i'd be damn bored being out of work, but now i realise i've got so much things to keep me busy with! hahaha a good sign ya..

i'm kinda dreading uni mans.. the thought of starting all over again scares me. sigh.

did anybody watch the mtv for McFly's You've Got a Friend?! it's super sweet :) they were in Africa i think, and they sang for the kids and played with them.. and they got the kids to flash huge placards with the words "You've Got a Friend" in various languages. DAMN nice :)

When you're down and troubled
And you need a helping hand
And nothing, nothing is going right
Close your eyes and think of me
And soon I will be there

To brighten up even your darkest night

You just call out my name
And you know wherever I am
I'll come running to see you again
Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you have to do is call
And I'll be there, yeah, yeah, yeah.
You've got a friend

If the sky above you
Should grow dark and full of clouds
And that old north wind should begin to blow
Keep your head together
And call my name out loud, yeah
Soon I'll be knocking upon your door

You just call out my name
And you know wherever I am
I'll come running, oh yes I will
To see you again
Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you have to do is call
And I'll be there, yeah, yeah, yeah.

Ain't it good to know that you've got a friend
When people can be so cold

They'll hurt you, and desert you
And take your soul if you let them
Oh yeah, but don't you let them

You just call out my name
And you know wherever I am
I'll come running to see you again
Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you have to do is call
And I'll be there, yes I will.

You've got a friend
You just call out my name
And you know wherever I am
I'll come running to see you again oh baby don't you know
Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you have to do is call
Lord, I'll be there yes I will.
You've got a friend

Oh, you've got a friend.
Aint it good to know you've got a friend.
Aint it good to know you've got a friend.
You've got a friend.

Sunday, June 05, 2005
` 12:31 AM
+When the morning comes I'll be alright...+

Shut the bedroom window in the morning
Go to the shop, make plans to be leaving
In the morning...
Thought I was sleeping,
it was just a dream,
An alleycat chewing on dead leaves
In the morning...

Out of the dark and into the light
When the morning comes
I will be alright

When I leave I try not to wake her
Tiana toast to yesterday's capers
In the morning...
She wrote my name on a red telephone box
When I got there she'd already rubbed it off
In the morning...

Out of the dark and into the light
When the morning comes

I will be alright

And all this time I've watched it change
But it's still the same

In the morning...

- The Coral

last day pics are up!! :)

Friday, June 03, 2005
` 11:41 PM
+amigos para siempre+

and so after a round of photos, well-wishes, reeeaally tight hugs, and some tears (silly huh), i walked out the door of GE Money with the welling of mixed emotions inside me and new-found friends that i know i'll keep for life. it was kinda surreal actually. 5 whole months, that's a helluva long time huh. i look forward to the freedom i once had, not waking up at unearthly hours to drag my sleepy self to Raffles Place; yet at the same time, i feel this queer emptiness in me now that the routine life i had for the past 5 months is gone. sigh.

so here's to yanyan my slacking walking-to-boat-quay-for-fun partner; elaine who's one-half of "na4 liang3 ge4 xiao3 de4" :); sandy our beloved mailroomer and all the talks we have, audrey the monKey, daniel the m&m-stealer and stress-reliever, adele my funny supervisor and friend who loves to go "hey babe!" or "hey dude!" whenever someone walks by, queenie whom i lurrrvve to talk to, krystal the sweet laydee, dorothy my old-dept supervisor, keith (two weeks, two weeks), xinxing the tallest guy i know, greg my gerrard look-alike!!!!!! (oh god i so miss him already hahaha), karen, simin, shawn, raj, mani, sam, and all others who made the past five months bearable and somehow enjoyable.

ThaiExpress was good as usual :) and the Esplanade and Singapore river seemed prettier today. haha.


livin' life


*ohm in beijing
*piakpiak in sweden
*pokpok in france

*25'03 album
*faith album
*liverpool <3
*jason mraz
*mr brown
*mr miyagi

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