Monday, October 31, 2005


Something is bloody wrong with the wireless thingy on my laptop. It says signal strength is excellent, every damn thing is connected, but it can't connect to the internet. Was at the national library earlier and it couldn't connect to the network there but I thought it was the network's fault. Shite. It was just working perfectly fine this morning!
Anybody know whats wrong can please tell me.

Sunday, October 30, 2005

acs boys

Tim if you're reading this, that was good shit man! Frikkin hilarious! Haha and I don't believe for a minute you've been single for 21 years. The best is yet to be for sure :)
I should have know. I really should have known. Why did I even bother asking, why did I even bother hoping. God I'm such a fool. I already knew how it would turn out and still I went and hoped.....

Saturday, October 29, 2005


While standing in line to get my waffles today...mmm and fragrant and soft with blueberry jam smeared all...errr...wait..where was I. Oh yes. While standing in line to get I couldn't help but overhear the guy and girl in front of me chatting away. At first the talk was mindless enough, but then they started up on the topic of Christians and their attitudes towards them. Both were unbelievers and both started complaining about their experiences with Christians who tried to speak to them about God or bring them to church or what not, with the guy saying that he was eagerly anticipating the next evangelistic discourse just so he could proclaim his allegiance to Satan and watch the Christian recoil in horror. The girl then piped up saying that she could barely handle 50 years of life already so what would she want an eternity of it for.
I'm not going to try and justify the acts of whatever Christians they might have met along the way, or those of any other Christians who have, in their desire to spread the Gospel, offended people along the way. What I am trying to say is that in the course of fulfilling the commission that Jesus laid down for us just before He left, the commission to go out and tell the world about His love, we have to realise that we must always consider the sensibilities of the people to whom we are trying to reach out to. Jesus might have stood on a hill or in a boat and proclaimed the word but He did it because in the Middle-East 2000 years ago, people listened to you if you did that. We have to realise that deciding not to do certain things is not a refusal to do God's work, but rather a decision to do it in a better way. We have to realise that things like stuffing flyers in mailboxes, knocking door to door and incessantly pestering friends to go to church are, in fact, supremely irritating actions and only serve to alienate the non-believe even more. We have to realise that we subscribe to a belief that is ridiculed on a daily basis, second only to perhaps George W Bush, and thus we must do things in a way such that people will consider our faith as something worthy of respect and perhaps find it somewhere within to lend us their open ears.
The guy I was queing behind put it very aptly. When the girl mentioned that all Christians went about forcing their faith on people, the guy replied that not all did; that in fact he had met quite a few who did do it the right way, and he found himself respecting and appreciating them, even if he did not open his heart to their message. It was, however, the ones who obstinately went about their 'business' without a second thought to the sensibilities of the recipient who had him so riled.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

just go ahead now

For some reason or another I've just been frikkin high all day. This morning I recieved the 2nd A I've recieved in the past 4 years and everything just went flip-falumping from there. So now I've spent most of the day strumming my guitar and singing my lungs out, and somehow still managed to complete my philosophy essay and blog posts! And somehow name my Uniquely Singapore Race team Wikiwampawoodledoodlenoodle.

Songs on Singlist

No Such Thing - John Mayer
Daughters - John Mayer
Two Princes - Spin Doctors
Alcoholic - Star Sailor
Roll To Me - Del Amitri
Deeper - Delirious
Indescribable - Chris Tomlin


the rock show

PowerJam was so great yesterday! Well it could've been much better if the crowd wasn't so inhibited. Thats the funny thing about us Singaporeans, we seem to find it so difficult to loosen up and go wild when a great band is burning up the stage, and yet these same people go crazy when pre-recorded, edited, mixed and generally (eh i said generally, not all) crappy dance music is blared out of some speaker that looks like its needs its own postal code. Much as I hate to say it, we definitely need more ang mohs to spice things up at shows. They really know how to enjoy themselves. Seen it so many times; Baybeats, Womad, Crazy Elephant, Harry's and even Wala Wala's. They're the ones who prance away all night having a ball while the Singaporeans just sit and stare, stand and stare, or at the very least, pump their heads up and down like a birdshow parrot being asked if it would like a cracker. How ironic, caucasians wildy lauding and supporting local music, and locals who'd rather be listening to some gangsta' rap.

Amanda Ling is gorgeous. No two ways about it.

numa numa yay!

The numa numa song just brought me back from the dead.

Who wants to do a numa numa music video?!!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

under pressure

Right now Queen and David Bowie are singing my song. God, how on earth di I manage to lump this frikkin huge load of work on myself. Bloody hell. Exams in less than four weeks and I've still got a philosophy and blog posts to hand up(believe it or not there's actually a philosophy blog that we're supposed to post on. nus sure ain't dissing blogging for sure), project on a comparison of women's rights in Japan to the Western standards through history to hand up in less than two weeks. And frikkin exams!!! 5 bloody exams in 7 days.

Mm ba ba beh.

Monday, October 24, 2005

i'm sure somebody on togoparts would want this Posted by Picasa

what're we going to do tonight brain?

So its official. As of today I am an honest to goodness, sure as hell lab rat. Took part in this ongoing experiment done by the psychology department on something. Whatever. Anyway, had to go down to the test lab today to get fitted up with the equipment that I'll be carrying around for the next 23 hours or so. So lets see what I've got.

1 band electrode around base of neck
1 band electrode around chest
1 spot electrode behind ear
1 two spot electrodes on (fat) stomach
1 blood pressure cuff
1 bloody pouch to carry all the equipment

All this for 130 bucks. Ah well, I've gotta pay for Cedar Point somehow. I'm told this stuff costs about 10k altogether! Wonder if anyone on togoparts would be interested.

Hopefully the bus driver doesn't think I'm in cahoots with good ol Osama.

i heart united nations Posted by Picasa

read minds i can Posted by Picasa

its alive! its alive! and taking pictures... Posted by Picasa

Saturday, October 22, 2005

CEDAR! *clap clap* ALL THE WAY!

I'm going to Cedar Point!!!! In about 7 months time I'll be winging my way to the frikkin US of A to work at the place voted best amusement park in the world 8 years in a row!! How cool is that!?
Even better it seems to be a great place that cares about its staff. There's cheap on site staff accomodation, discounted food, good pay and even a bonus and free internet access! Not only that, Ohio's pretty near good ol NYC and the seafood capital of America, Maine! I'm so frikkin hyper right now. Bouncing in my seat in anticipation. Wah lau, there's still seven months to go....

Ce-wha? Ce-dar! err.. Point!

Thursday, October 20, 2005

please sir, can i have more

The future isn't exactly looking bright, and I don't mean the deluge of gray clouds with been having the past few days.
Dropped by the European Union fair yesterday on the lure of major European companies setting up booths to plug themseleves and of course grab us poor, sorry bastards to go do free labour for them. A process we call 'internship'. Anyway, generic exploitation aside, the fair was pretty great. Booths from Abn-Amro, BNP Paribas, Commerzbank and even Thales ,this French defense technology company. If the name sounds familiar, they supply some of our radios in the SAF. Better not mention which ones. You're not the only one who knows where I live Gabe.
So I set about inquiring about job opportunities and internships, and somehow only happened to mention that I was from Arts at the Paribas booth, whereupon the lady I was talking to immediately gave me disdainful look and started getting supremely impatient, though the smile remained plastered on her face like it'd been surgically grafted there. All of a sudden her vocabulary seemed to be limited to 'No', 'Doubt it', 'Call them yourself'. When I grabbed a mint before leaving, she gave me the look a king would when he's caught a courtesan peeing behind the throne.
Frikkin 21st century and Arts students and graduates in Singapore are still looked upon with contempt. I guess I should've expected it after realising I was the only Arts student who put his name down on the Commerzbank intern list.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

now thats a first

What a difference doing something you actually like makes! For the longest time, teachers and educators were simply the bunch of people who kept giving me sour looks and shaking their heads in resignation. Now, all of a sudden I have my history tutor brandishing an utterly astonished look when he found out I completed my essay in a day rather than the week he supposed. Upon which he actually congratulated me, before he even got down to marking. For once in my life, I'm getting back test scores that are way beyond my expectations. What a contrast from the days of struggling with God knows how many formulas just so I wouldn't fail too badly.

Better not get too upped. Hope this lasts.

Monday, October 17, 2005

the answer to the ultimate question Posted by Picasa

so what the hell are you looking at? Posted by Picasa

one for the album Posted by Picasa

finish line in sight! Posted by Picasa

nice of you to drop in Posted by Picasa

take a walk across the sky Posted by Picasa

Sunday, October 16, 2005


Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out His love into our hearts but the Holy Spirit, whom He has given us.

Romans 5:3-5

30 plus kilometers worth of running, swimming, cycling, kayaking, running, running some more, and then running still more, culminating in a monster jumar up SHEARES BRIDGE!!!! Some more running, and then you climb over the railing and rappel down! Rappelling off Sheare's Bridge! Hit the ground and sprint for all you're worth, finish line's in sight. Bang the gong and thats it! You've completed the Ace Adventure Challenge 2005! And the feeling is utterly and completely undescribable!
Luke, Eleanor and Brian, stand up tall! You've just gone and done what many people would consider utterly impossible! So so proud of you! Thanks so much Brian for giving Team EIL a chance to compete even though their dumbass captain went to go and have his leg banged up. Thank you all for not giving up! Thank you Jesus for bringing us all through!

Watch out world!

Friday, October 14, 2005

everyday sunday

Woo, now that was the best 50 bucks I've ever earned in my entire life. Get this, I arrive 20 mintues late for work and the very second I get there, the nice lady boss smiles warmly and hands me the 50 dollars! And says thank you for helping out! Before I'd even done anything!
Anyway, I'm supposed to be there as a sort of receptionist for a gala dinner with loads of big shots, including our dear old president. He's really a nice old man in person even if he does look damn fierce during the NDP; waved and shook my hand! So we start the job proper and all we have to do is smile and welcome guests for like an hour plus, and then they all file into the ballroom and thats it! We can do anything we want till the dinner's done!
So the other two guys doing reception and I just sit around talking cock and oggling the gorgeous models, oh yeah MODELS!, and then lo and behold, two waiters come up with three plates of beautiful main courses and set them down before us! Courtesy of the company! Thick and tender grilled chicken breasts stuffed with melted marscapone cheese and soaked in a creamy tandoori sauce. Served with asparagus and curried potatoes. That was frikkin out of this world! And then there was the desert table upon which I got my first tast of creme brulee. And my second, and third, and fourth. Not to mention the mountains of cakes and puddings and fruits. Sin for the rich and sweet toothed.

I could really get used to this

Wednesday, October 12, 2005


Just stormed out of a bloody philosophy tutorial that served only to validate the only thing that I've learnt out of 9 weeks of this module; the fact that Osama bin Laden and his bushy beardies aren't the craziest people in town. Far from it frankly. That title has to be handed to the world's oldest and most famous gay couple, Plato and Socrates, and their fucking gay followers. I mean get this, a guy writes a whole bloody thick book worth just to figure out whether or not his hand is really in front of his face and not out running around town grabbing people's arses. And the best part? People hail him as a hero! No no, it wouldn't be right to insult the human race and call them people. Lets just call them heebie-jeebies. They wouldn't mind anyway. They'd just wonder if they are heebie-jeebies because they behave like heebie-jeebies or if they behave like heebie-jeebies because they are heebie-jeebies.
See what I have to put up with? Can you blame me for stomping out of the place? Frikkin hell. They were arguing that 2+2 wasn't really equal to 4 and that that meant that you didn't really exist. God I wish heebie-jeebies didn't exist.


I realise my life is getting more and more predictable and far far less exciting. Everyday it just seems to be the same cycle over and over again.

wake up -> slowly trudge to kitchen to find food -> read comics in Life -> look at clock and say 'oh shit i'm late' -> take own sweet time to shower -> go school half an hour late -> come home -> use msn till unearthly hour -> sleep

With the exception of Thursdays though. Thursdays I can add playing soccer in between going school and coming home. Eh then again, I won't be doing any of that for the next couple of weeks at least. Bloody stupid bandaged up leg.
I have three tubs of Ben and Jerry's ice cream sitting in the freezer being steadily depleted by the rest of my family, and I have to fight every urge to gobble it all up. Leg spoil= No run= No burn fat= No excess fat allowed.

Argh.. why can't someone just pay for the frikkin lipo?

Monday, October 10, 2005

end of the road Posted by Picasa


I am a very very sad little boy right now. Just went down to this really nice Chinese SinSeh near my place who duly informed me that, in all liklihood, the Ace Adventure Challenge 2005 is going to be just another mark on my list of missed chances. Said that by not going to seek treatment for my ankle until so long, I'd already aggravated the injury and I'll be lucky if it recovers in two to three weeks time. Sigh. And so he breaks my heart.
Eleanor and Luke, you guys gotta find a replacement and keep on going! I want to see team EIL finish this race! After all the training, after all the trouble finding and borrowing the equipment, after all the excitement, after payin 150 bucks for the damn thing, you can't give up!

Pray for a miracle.

Sunday, October 09, 2005

THANK YOU SHAUN!!!! THANK THANK YOU!!!!!! Posted by Picasa

most garang girl i know Posted by Picasa

and away we go!! Posted by Picasa

step up to the challenge bro Posted by Picasa

the equipment Posted by Picasa

the team. Eleanor Isaac Luke. Team EIL. creative eh? Posted by Picasa

the challenge Posted by Picasa

i'm in trouble

Crap my ankle is getting better but it doesn't seem to be doing it fast enough. I have six more days before the Ace Adventure Challenge. Six more days for this ankle of mine to get back to running standard. I am so in trouble. Shoots I'd really hate to have to miss the race! Abseiling! Rope ascending! Kayaking running swimming mountain biking and navigation! And all at night!
I want!!!!!

That and the fact that the registration fee was 150 bucks per team.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

political science

A Soviet official asks a minister:" what kind of people do you think Adam and Eve were?"

"Why they were communists of course! They were naked, had 1 apple to share between the two of them, had no shelter, and they still believed they were in paradise!"

I love this shit.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

self pity

Sometimes it seems the only reason things ever swing my way is because Life likes to see me fall harder. I push and try so hard, and then Life steps out behind me with a brick in its hand. And always, inevitably, irrevocably, I turn out the way I've always been. Awfully, unavoidably average.
I see people around me excelling in areas that I wish I could, but try as I might, try as hard as I do, I never even come close. Instead I see them earning accolades and awards and recognition (not that they're undeserving, far from that), while I garner mockery, humiliation and even a constant frowning on by my parents.
I take part in endurance sports but I'm always left far far behind eating the dust of everyone else
I've learnt music for most of my conscious existence, but I would never pass any audition for any band.
I've put in God knows how much effort into my studies but still have nothing to show for it.
I've tried so hard to make something of myself but all I've earned is the consternation of my parents and their belief that I'm nothing more than a useless liability they'd rather not have.

Everyone seems to have their niche, their cradle of excellence. I really wish I could find mine.


Its seems I'm under orders to do this. It also seems that word is leaking that I'm a frikkin pushover and if you whine enough I'll just give in. Oh crap.
Anyway, I'm supposed to be talking about Nicole. Nicole Mok HuiQi. I think. The girl who drags me to the Taka Mango and says I'm not allowed to look down.
The girl who keeps jumping out of nowhere and shocking (not scaring)the living daylights out of me.
The girl who makes me walk through the park where the head was found when its frikkin dark and creepy, and there are all sorts of spooky lights flashing all around.
The girl who pinches me to make a point. And bites me dunno, maybe she was descended from a hamster.
The girl who gets me clocking more than a 100km on the odometer and my dad asking questions the next day, at which point I have to desperately come up with some cock and bull story.
The girl who races around the Orchard Apple shop trying to box her friend.
The girl who treats me to upside down pineapple cake at Big O!!!

The girl

Well thats pretty much all I've gathered in two weeks


Torture is having three tubs of Ben and Jerry's sitting in your freezer and you can't eat them cuz yoour leg is injured and you can't run. No run means no burn fat. No burn fat means 'you go to jail, fat boy'.
I really walk damn slow now.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

look at this photograph, everytime i do it makes me laugh

Every memory of looking out the back door
I have the photo album spread out on my bedroom floor
It's hard to say it, time to say it
Goodbye goodbye

Every memory of walking out the front door
I found the photo of the friend that I was looking for
It's hard to say it, time to say it
Goodbye goodbye

don't ask, i have no idea what happened down the road either Posted by Picasa

so this is christmas Posted by Picasa

one from the catacombs Posted by Picasa

no please! i'm innocent! Posted by Picasa

so what're you looking at? Posted by Picasa

its been such a long long time Posted by Picasa

we never had a name, and we couldn't play worth a damn. my first band! Posted by Picasa