Friday, November 26, 2010

Ready, Set, Go! In Many Ways

Class Photo
If you think this is an adaptation of the Thai horror movie, Shutter, you're so wrong! Half-truth, I'm the ghost who annoyed a bunch of 19 people. I'm sorry class, I just want this to be perfect because this will be in our year book for your entire life. You wouldn't want to regret about your looks would you?

I know my annoyance was short lived and I bet everybody had fun. I know I did, at least. Once class ended we headed to Sherm's house to chill and get ready for the 'showdown' and they were busy trying dresses and putting on make up while I try to add cavity on my teeth by munching on Ferrero Roche and Kinder Buenos. Oh, and snap some preliminary round of 'acceptable' photo shots using Huiting's camera. Turns out, her camera is full of my face already.

The weather was then cloudy, we figured it would rain but we didn't expect it to be right before we go back to school. So the drizzle damped our outfit a little and going to the Admin Block worsen the situation because it was so warm with no air change and little air movement. I'd rather be in swimwear then but the phrase 'suffer for fashion' sticks with me at that time so I stick to that outfit. Hey, I look preppy okay! A look that's so hard for me to pull off or even create because I don't have time for shopping (final year simply sucks out all your free time) and with little resources I have, I manage to get a fresher (if not new) look with my stale clothes. My wardrobe is a fashion suicide. I didn't know clothes with labels expires so fast until I start wearing them again. I guess being naked is timeless after all.

So under the rain, my class pose for the year book. We braved through the rain to get the best shot. We brought class photo taking to a new frontier! I really hope no other class did what we did - standing in the rain.

Life on a See-Saw
For the past few weeks I think I've lost momentum on my daily life, especially when my favorite TV shows starts to kick back into my life. Honestly, I've lost track of shows like 90210, Gossip Girl and whatnot. Only for the past few weeks I've been catching up again otherwise I'd just be a vegetable. Full of nutrition, but not-so-nice. The final-year syndrome is so hard to avoid.

If not for all these distractions and brain-consuming work, I would have been damn disciplined with myself to do what I want to do. Some distraction is good in this case. Exceptional! Somehow my bed tend to be so possessive that I don't feel like rising from bed. It's just unhealthy to sleep so long and wake up still feeling tired. I figured something is wrong, somewhere. So I decided to go for a massage and meet my inspiring 'sifu'.

My aunt who is a professional massage therapist said I have a lot of air in my body. Orang Melayu kata badan saya banyak angin. Which is true, there's like a lot of air in my body that I keep farting and my aunt massages me as though I'm some kind of bubble wrap squeezing the air out! Thank goodness the spa was well scented that the smell over empowers my fart (if ever there's smell at that time! Hoho!) I'm gonna have a follow up soon.

PSLE Result Day
PSLE result was out yesterday and I received mixed feelings about their result. Some did well while some don't. First of all, pass or fail, it's part and parcel of life. Even the economy is not that perfect.

As far as I am concerned, whatever result that you got must have been the result of your own effort and I know all of you had done your best.

You can have the best tutor in town but ultimately you determine your own destiny. It's like no point having the best car with a reckless driver. It will just lead you to the path of destruction still. Final word, good luck!

I've gotten myself several good news these days, thanks to the Almighty.

Monday, November 15, 2010

The Funny Thingy

Warning: Although no pictures, this is probably not suitable for the ones below 18. No pictures, you're not suppose to see one in the first place! This is not some dirty story though, just so you know.

I can't wait to let this off my chest. If you think this post is disgusting leave it and in no way I'm framing anyone to be silly but the situation was really in fact silly.

Ever since Adam and Eve were sent to Earth, they realize they're naked so they feel shy by putting on clothes so showing off your 'thingy' is just so awkward and just so wrong, especially on the wrong timing.

I had my medical check-up this afternoon. No phones with camera, means I have to surrender my BlackBerry hence the deprivation to Tweet, Facebook or even read the news while waiting. Apparently it was not as bad as I thought, the process went quite smoothly from one station to another until this particular station: Station 6.

I have to wait for my call number which was 9 to go. I waited so long, stuck at this station because there were only 4 rooms functioning and the number of boys there exceed the number of service providers they have. I waited for like what, 45 minutes? The came my turn. I handed my documents to the officer/doctor (whatever they are called, so hard to distinguish when they are doctors in military uniform.

'Okay, bring down your pants and underwear to your knee level.' I did just that with reluctance. Duh, who is ever comfortable with that, flasher?

'Okay, take off your clothes.' Again, reluctantly, I did that slowly and half way through, he said 'Put back your shirt.' I gave a silent sigh of relieve. Note, my pants is still down with my shirt on, half of it still covers that 'thingy'.

Then he instructed 'Put your shirt back.'

I was clueless and I thought it was my normal himbo moments and I even thought my shirt was put on inside out that he asked me to 'put back' to make it right. I checked my shirt, duh, it's put on properly!

I can't help it but to show my face of blankness. What is he talking about?

'You can put back your pants on.'
'OH! *in my mind, was that what he really meant?*'

Guess what, that took me less than a minute and I'm out from the room, completed that station. I bumped into Naim. He waited with me, and he knows how short the test was for me. I was so amused and I know I did no wrong. The 'milidoc' aka military-doctor (not a formal vocab, don't learn from me) must have been so engrossed with something else I think. Okay, I'm just kidding.

So that's that for a short update. I hope you're all amused with that silly encounter. Presentation tomorrow, heading to be dearly. Good night!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Living Royalties

This week is like royalty week. Not really, I'm kidding but yes, kinda feel like it because we were served with education on a silver plate and as for weekend hangout, I played Monopoly, and not your normal five stones and hopscotch. Duh, who does that these days anyway?

How does this make me look like Barbie's Ken?

School
So let's start with the daily routine of school. Apparently today my class was canceled because she would like to declare another day of Diwali for herself. Class was canceled because our Indian lecturer here fell ill. Get well soon yeah, you have yet to see our project report. It's so great you'll cry and you'll just want us to redo (seriously, hopefully not after all those effort). I guess presentation will be next week then.

SP Career and Education Fair
Attending this site visit is like killing two birds in one stone. Exactly two birds. Knowing your future prospect of your future study, and at the same time doing your school work based on that event. We were there and our hands were already too full of brochures and freebies. We got a lot of free pen, to the extend I think I won't have to go to the bookstore for the next five years. I mean it. If I don't share my wealth of low-value item (pens), it could last for the next three generation. I have a fist of pen on my study, another fist in the drawer, another bunch in my pencil case, and another bunch under my table, put in a box. I'm like the pen whisperer. Same goes for papers. I just wish I have to do million of workings already to make use of all my resources.

BMW World Singapore 2010
As part of school project, we had a trip to BMW World Singapore. It was eye catching, breathtaking and most importantly, full of substance. I didn't know my printer was engineered by BMW too! I love everything about the event and the best part is the freebie they gave. A pen, a lanyard, and a notepad. If only they give away cars for free, I will collect them so many that I would have called the authority to build me bigger car parks!


Monopoly Hangout
Since class was canceled, I thought it's a good time to hangout to loosen up a little bit. Went over to Funan with Nat for IT shopping, and then met Fiz. We were quite clueless where to go so we landed at Parkway Parade and we ended up playing Monopoly. I was on Glee at first, then turns out Monopoly has got ghostly hands pulling me to it. Now I love playing Monopoly. It is so awesome that Nat has got an iPhone 4!

Festival of Lights
Letchu is such a good host. Thanks for inviting me over to your open house, I am so glad that I was invited. Everybody else was drunk and dance to the tune of Indian music. I wasn't drunk, in case you need to know. I can't wait to be back soon! I miss them already!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

One Way, Or Another

I'm in love with this ultimate stalker song: One Way, Or Another! The song was used as one of the Mean Girls soundtrack. The funniest and glorified mean girls show ever. It's like murdering someone by driving people nuts and when they walk out, BAM! they got hit by a bus. Some people are just fated to die that way.

Speaking of death, in the light of Darren Ng's murder case at Downtown East which came out in the news a few days back, I would like to express my condolences to his family. The murder is something to condemn about because no one in the right mind would have taken someone elses life freely while they can't give one to begin.

Happy Diwali!
Then comes Diwali, I would like to wish all my Indian friends a great Diwali, festival of lights.

Currently I'm watching and listening to all those old songs backdated in 2003. I realize most of my favorite song was dated around that year. Probably that's the best time where all the creative juices have to splurge out. The new songs these days either have good beat but meaningless lyrics, or meaningful lyrics without a good tune. It's music to heaven's sake. I beg you Hollywood, make a good one.

So, what have I been up to really?
As most of you would have known, and would have heard I've decided to concentrate on school work and project. Last night chatting with Fie and Jerry made me think a lot. I do need to set my priorities. Duh, all these while I did figure out my priorities but along the way it got lost, somewhere, somehow, because of one thing. Taking revenge sounds more satisfying but not promising. So I've decided that rather than taking revenge against anyone, I'd rather learn how to manage myself. Revenge sounds more fun still, but ultimately it's only one-time fun.

First Take, The Substation
I was there a few days back for a non-filming motive. I wasn't the only one. In fact most of us were there as part of our site-visit for one of our modules. One of the many perks of my study is that I get to visit a lot of events. Some free, some This event is similar to the project that I am doing for my final year so going to this short-films event is nothing for me. I used to resent short films, especially local ones but since I'm forced to watch it because it's part of my project, I kinda start liking it.

Marina Bay Sands
Again, a site-visit for another project. Here's the thing. This is not my first time visiting Marina Bay Sands, and not my first time either for First Take but I just have to go there again and snap images. If I were to look back at my photo archives, you'll see tonnes of it already. Totally pointless, but for attendance, I'll just have to show my face. On the upside, I got to ride on a miniature Rolce Royce. Awesome much!

Sinema Showoff!
Here comes the final-year Project. For my study I have to do a very short period of internship, with a dose of final year project. This is it and it's a fair-share. I'd rather be this way than having to face three months of internship. I've seen people literally die with bloodshot eyes and overdosed caffeine trying to survive through the course. It didn't happen to me probably because I'm the one causing my lecturers and supervisor the trauma of their life. It's ending soon, and for now, my team and I are working on the report, which I'm not so proud to show anyone now because it looks like salad.


NAPFA Test
Two weeks back I was at the SP Sports Complex for NAPFA Test and I would really like to thank all those well-wishers. Only the Almighty knows how happy I was to be awarded with silver. Funny thing I didn't know those who got silver in my school are entitled for a free Crumpler pouch!

Many asked what am I going to do after graduation? Seriously, do you really want to know? Here goes:

I just want to get wasted (read below, not drunk!) for once, after graduation.

In the short run, I just want to sit home and forget everything else, watch my favorite channels like Discovery Channel, National Geographic, Disney Channel, HBO and whatnot. I don't have that luxury in this state of mine because all the television in this home is monopolized by my siblings except the one in my room because there's no cable.

Then on I'm gonna indulge myself in all the best junk food like Häagen-Dazs, Chips More, Famous Amos, instant noodles and all the cereal and snack you can find at the hyper mart. If you think that I've lost my hair because of instant noodles, blame NS, they took mine away.

I'm gonna go to the library and stock up all the book that really makes me laugh and have a movie marathon, non-stop. No drama already, life is already full of it. Of course part of the weeks spent will be for social activities like going public with family or friends. Work? What work?

I'm kidding. Of course I will be working. What kind of 'wasted person' do you think I want to be? I will also have to start writing my book if I ever want it to be realized. It's so hard to write these days with writer's block and deficit in writing energy. Worse still, I need it most when I want to write my project report. Even Fie realized my blog has lost it "Umph!" a little bit. Reason due: secrecy. Somehow he's like seeing through me. Thanks for the Nasi Lemak last night anyway! Awesome much.

Then comes National Service. *Cricket sound*

After which I will continue my study. It's still under 'planning and construction'.

I'm not that wasted after all.