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Sunday, March 29, 2009
The work is piling up like no tomorrow, n I'm seriously struggling. Assignments n deadlines, they're my number one killers
This is a common sight in the canteens during this time of the semester. Laptop parades during project meetings.
Woke up the other day n i tot i was still dreaming when i see a man "floating" outside a unit flat
10pm in school, seriously a sucky feeling
Bat Kut Teh dinner in sch on Friday, b4 working till late at night.. No lifer..
Friday, March 27, 2009
Girlfriend = Wallet
I was once told that wallets are a lot like girls, "You really have to take good care of, because if you won't, something might happen"...
Losing a wallet and losing a girl. You know, it's the exact same thing.
One day, you just realize it's gone. You try to look for it everywhere, even going back to the places where you could have lost it.
You think, and you think hard, only to come upon a grim realization: it's really gone.
Of course, you can hold on to some hope. After all, there have been some very, very lucky (blessed?) people who get it back.
Perhaps you could become one of those people. You sit home and you hope that someone would call, and that you would get it back. But then, some time passes, and you realize that it's still gone, and you realize that it's time to let go.
The first few days, you turn to your friends for support. Some tell you you'll be ok, some tell you that it was your fault and that you should have been more careful, and some tell you about their own experiences.
They give you all sorts of advice, none you haven't heard before.
You then go out to find a new wallet, only to realize that you don't really want a new one. You want the old one that you lost.
No, you don't want all these better-looking wallets, you want yours, because of how comfortable it is, because of all the cards and pictures and other stuff in it.
You go out and carry on without a wallet, keeping your money in your pocket instead. You throw away stuff that you would have held on to if you had your old wallet. And then, finally, you find a new wallet you like and settle in.
You then start filling your new wallet, little by little. It still doesn't feel as comfortable as the old one, but it's getting there.
Then you start putting in cards and pictures and other important stuff in the wallet. Soon enough, there's as much stuff in your new wallet as the old one. And then, after some time, you feel as comfortable with your new wallet.
And then you realize that you've almost forgotten you ever had your old wallet. Sure, you still remember most of the stuff you lost on that wallet. But then again, you don't remember the feeling of hurt that you felt when you lost it.
That's because that wallet you lost is no longer your wallet. You're no longer holding on. This new wallet you're holding, it has all the important cards and pictures and stuff that you need. This is your wallet.
And this time, you tell yourself, you're never losing this one.
Monday, March 23, 2009
Edison Chen SG version
Pic above is the headline of ystd's The Newpaper. Gary Ng, a Singaporean guy who post his sex romp videos online for all to see. According to him, it's to get back at women who cheated on him in the past.
I think he has lost respect for females. Guess he needs a psychiatrist to sort himself out. But then, it also shows the other side of women, if wad he says is true. Quoting him "I groom myself well n drives a Nissan GT-R"
GT-R huh?? The S$280K car of my dream. Shows dat he rich? At least he didn't really show the faces of his "victims". However, it's amazing dat some girls actually allow him to film the acts eventhough they barely knew him.
Link below is his blog containing the videos. Strictly above 18 years of age. DO NOT enter if u might get offended.
Ok, time to go back to work.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Are we really in a recession? Apparently, everyone is Singapore is still in the spending mood, at least during the IT Show which lasted for 4 days at Suntec City last week. It's the first of Singapore's quarterly tech/electronics exhibition. N i tot wif the gloomy outlook, people will at least curb their spending during the coming show. How wrong can I be??
When IT Show ended last Sunday, it generated a record S$58.5 million, which is S$4.5 million more than last year. Even my fren bought a $300++ iPod Touch v.2 from the show. How abt me?? I was stuck at home with numerous assignments. WTF rite? Can't watch Liverpool matches, can't go IT Show, all I can do is stay home n do homework. KNN!!
But then, I really hate how Epson's general manager, Felicia Gan, describes us. According to her, "Given that Singapore is a IT hub across the region - Singaporeans, youngsters are all IT freaks and gadget-savvy - so I think (the buying) will still happen. IT just changes too fast, so people will still buy (new gadgets)."
IT freaks? I think u need to choose a better adjective. Next exhibition, PC Show @ Suntec, 11th-14th June, I'm sure I WILL BE THERE!! Maybe get a new laptop or a netbook.
Amazing crowd even b4 u stepped into Suntec. This is Citylink Mall
Somehow, i'm glad i didn't go..
How ridiculous?? In my 10yrs experience in going to such shows, this is the 1st time such things happen
My fren's iPod Touch v.2
Sheesh.. I feel like getting one too
Monday, March 16, 2009
School's still as busy as ever. Work coming in flick n fast. With so many of them bombarding me every week, the quality of my work has inevitably reduced, so much so dat I even had to ask for deadline extensions to keep up with my them. Terrible terrible. I wish all these will juz end quickly.
8th March, Sunday
Uncle's birthday celebration. A simple meal at the coffeeshop
Lastly chilli crabs
10th March, Tuesday
A lonely chicken rice dinner @ Clementi Central
12th March, Thursday
It was an unbelievably hot day in school
13th March, Friday
Dinner with best mate Daniel @ Mac
15th March, Sunday
It was the birthday of Guan Yin
Went to pray for health n good studies
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Manchester United 1-4 Liverpool
What a fantastic week for me as a Liverpool fan. 4-0 win against Spanish champions in midweek, n another 4-1 thrashing of the English champions last night. Thrashing the Red Devils 4-1 in their own backyard is something I've never seen my whole life. After all, the last time such a thrashing happened was in 1935 when the scoreline was 5-2 to Liverpool.
Sadly, I was so busy with work I couldn't watch the match at all. All I could do was to listen to the commentary while rushing my work. When Ronaldo scored from the spot on the 24th minute, I tot it's all over, for games like this, the first to score will owas haf the upper hand. What surprised me was how fast Liverpool bounced back 5minutes later with an uncharacteristic mistake from Vidic. Torres capitalised on that n scored with a world class finish, something that I haf not seen since the days Fowler n Owen were the strikers of Pool. 1-1 the score, n Vidic never really recovered from dat.
Amazingly, a minute b4 half time, Liverpool went ahead, thanks to a mistimed tackle by Evra on Gerrard. Torres n Gerrard were combining well once again to great effect. Up stood Gerrard n slotted the ball past Van Der Sar, whose last match to concede more than a goal was dunno how many months ago.
Man Utd came roaring out in the 2nd half with numerous close chances but never really threatened the Liverpool goal. In a last ditch effort to salvage the game by Alex Ferguson, he brought in 3 substitutes at one shot - Scholes, Giggs n Berbatov. But then nightmare struck them. Barely 2 minutes after the subs came in, Vidic was sent off for a foul on Gerrard. Man Utd is now left with an immensely unbalanced team with too many attackers. The last time i saw such a crazy substitution was when Mourinho did it with Lampard, Duff n Drogba, but at least he succeeded in winning a losing match.
Juz when Vidic was heading down the tunnel for his red card, Aurelio curled in a superb free kick to kill off any chance of a Man Utd fight back. To add salt to injury, Dosenna scored a fantastic lob against Van Der Sar in the final minute, whom I think has never conceded 4 goals in a match for Man Utd. Dosenna, the terrible left back, has now scored 2 goals in 2 matches. Maybe Rafa shd employ him as a third striker rather than a left back, where he never seem to do a good job.
Fabio Aurelio? -Free agent
Van Der Sar? -2 miliion pounds
Fernando Torres? -24 million pounds
The look on Rooney's face after the match? -fucking priceless
Man Utd took a 1-0 lead through Ronaldo's penalty after a foul by Reina on Park Ji Sung
Torres levelled the scoreline after a Vidic error
Evra's late tackle felled Gerrard
Van Der Sat could do nothing abt Gerrard's decisive penalty
Gerrard's one of a kind celebration after his goal
Vidic getting his marching orders
An ecstatic Aurelio after scoring from the resulting freekick
Dosenna(right) after scoring his fantastic lob goal
Highlights of the match. I can watch this hundreds of times n not get tired of it
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Liverpool 4-0 Real Madrid
9 time champion Real Madrid suffered its most humiliating defeat in history in the hands of Liverpool by losing 5-0 on aggregate over two legs. Liverpool, picking up where it left off two weeks ago, thumped Real out of the competition with a convincing display though refereeing decision may have got a hand in the result.
Never would I haf ever expected my team to beat the Spanish champions by such a scoreline. When Benayoun, 1st leg's winning goalscorer, missed the match to a torn hamstring, i thought the wing play will be disrupted. But I was wrong when Kuyt n Babel came out flying, making Arjen Robben and Sergio Ramos look like schoolboy players. Torres started the rout with a tap in from a Kuyt cross and Gerrard added another from the penalty spot to kill off any hope of Real winning the tie. The 2nd half continued with same ferocious pace n it's not long b4 Gerrard, in his 100th European game, smashed in a high volley after wonderful play by Babel in the wings. Dosenna added gloss to the scoreline with the 4th goal of the night after great link up play between Kuyt n Babel in a fast counter attack.
If Liverpool is in the Spanish La Liga rather than the English Premier League, perhaps we would have been champions. As of this morning, the last 8 teams left in the Champions League consist of 4 English teams. It simply shows the power of the league. Wad makes it sweeter was the English teams, lest Liverpool, knocked out the 3 Italian teams in the competition, the country which won the last world cup in 2006. Man Utd slayed Inter, Arsenal scrap past Roma n Chelsea overpowered Juventus.
The draw for the next round will be held next Friday. I hope Liverpool will be able to avoid an English team. Porto? Bayern Munich? Barcelona? Villareal?
My choice? Either the Catalan giants or the Yellow Submarine team. Liverpool owas shine against Spanish teams.
Torres taunting the Real fans after scoring the opener
Gerrard beating Casillas from the penalty spot
3rd goal, after Gerrard scored from an amazing volley
Sunday, March 08, 2009
At last, i have some breathing space. It has been a crazy 2 weeks with nonstop assignments and midterm tests. It got so hectic that at some point, i almost lost my mind. I have this feeling that the longer i stay in SoC, the shorter my lifespan will be. No wonder stroke sufferers are getting younger nowadays. The immense pressure we face is simply crappy.
Wich reminds me of the tragedies dat surround local universities for the past week. Just on Friday, another person was found dead in a NTU hostel room. The Chinese national apparently hanged himself in his room. This coming from the back of the death of another student less than a week ago in the same sch and same faculty.
In addition, an American exchange student passed away sudddenly in NUS Prince George's Park resident this week, but death cause is unknown as of yet. I'm kinda taken aback by these deaths, especially the Indonesian student David Wadjaja who stabbed his lecturer before jumping to his death. Intolerable stress? Lost his mind? Lost hope? We'll never know wad was his motivation in the stabbing. Wad we know is dat is lost his scholarship in January this yr and his results have been slipping.
As for the Chinese national, oso from Electrical & Electronic Engineering NTU, his death was perhaps a lost of hope? He's actually a graduate from the school and was retrenched soon after getting his first job. After a few months of failure in securing a new job, we went back to NTU as a school staff, Doing wad, I'm not sure. But it's kinda creepy to see someone hang himself in a school hostel.
Then articles about foreign students kept coming out in the media these few days. It gave us an insight of a foreign student's life in Singapore universities. Loneliness is owas the keyword, second is the immense stress they face in school. N i couldn't agree more. Fighting a battle alone is by no means a walk in the park.
When i first stepped into NUS, I had no one, no fren, no help, no nothing. To make things worse, the materials dat i study isn't exactly one of the easiest around. I did feel alone, not helped by the competitive nature in school, where help is either half hearted or u get a straight "sorry, i oso dunno how to do" reply. I was disillusioned, helpeless n frustrated.
But thank god it became better slowly. Even me, as a local student, can feel this way, the foreign students must have felt much worse I suppose. But i still think taking ur own life is not an option in solving the problem. When i graduate next yr, i'll look back to NUS n tell myself i survived 4yrs of hell.
Now back to some pictures. Ystd was the last day of my test. Met up with MQ after dat n went for a meal. Something which I can enjoy n relax.
Friday in school, it was a motor fair. Saw this cool Nissan Skyline GT-R34
Went Cafe Cartel for the meal
My Hawaiian Pork Chop
Walked around after dat n saw these 3 Lamborghini Gallardo outside Millenia Walk.