850 days to go…

October 31, 2006

Things done in the past 50 days…

  • Gone to ACM exhibition on Noh Masks
  • Attended workshop on Self Discovery (Asiaworks)
  • Attended Director’s Curator by Kwok Kian Chow, Director of Singapore Art Museum
  • Visited fish farm, bee farm, haw par villa
  • Went to macritchie for a quick walk.
  • Tried Cash Flow game
  • Attended Toastmasters’ Meeting – gave an Impromptu Speech!
  • Attended session about holistic healing
  • Shoot at Little India )
  • Shoot at Geylang Serai
  • Tried golf
  • Tried archery
  • Had a henna done )
  • Went for a networking session for professionals
  • revisited sentosa

Things missed:

  • Dragonboating (lesson cancelled)
  • CGM (sick :()
  • Blading (yet to sign up)
  • Dance (yet to sign up)
  • Rockclimbing (lesson cancelled)

I’m not sure why, but I was thinking of some people I haven’t thought about for a long long time. Makes me feel rather sad… Oh why why why??? I must be going out of my mind… or maybe the fever is making me delirious… Or maybe we feel more vulnerable when we’re sick? Or do things move in a cycle and it’s time for this reminiscence? Feel down… *sob sob sob*

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851 days to go…

October 30, 2006

I am sick 😦

yes… I’ve got a blocked nose (well… better than chasing after a running one… ok ok… not funny… can I have have some sympathetic fake laughter though… yes, that’s better), sore throat, achy body, slight fever…

Guess that’s the result of playing too hard and not sleeping enough… eating too much “unhealthy” foodz… tiny baked cakes (my fav), wang wang biscuits, potato chips and black pepper crab… and not enough healthy ones (haven’t eaten my lunch time apple for over a week)

Suddenly, I miss being so comfortable when I’m well. But somehow, I don’t seem to value it much when I’m healthy. Hmm… story of my life?

going off to sleep off the effects of the blocked nose med 😦


852 days to go…

October 29, 2006

昨天和A﹐ C 和 一班朋友在聖淘沙吃飯時﹐A 提起我們的三人已經認識快五個月了。
真是光陰似箭﹐可說是酒逢知己千杯少﹗說真的﹐要碰到掏心的朋友真的不容易﹐
我可是三生有幸﹐能在同一天認識你們倆。一起唱KTV﹐一起去玩﹐一起聊天﹐就這
樣﹐不知不覺地走過了快大半年的光陰。回到家後﹐突發其想﹐起了吟詩的mood﹐
就在此顯醜吧﹗就獻給我那一夥一直在我身邊的朋友們﹐和不能時常在身邊卻依然
能在見面時無所不談的朋友們吧﹗

難以忘記初次見你﹐你那友善的眼睛﹐
讓我們從陌生變熟悉﹐從過路人變朋友。
我們的故事剛剛開始提筆﹐有太多的情節要發展﹐
我們一起創造的回憶和希望﹐不管有多瘋狂﹐
都是難忘的回憶﹐我願一生收藏。
有時候跟朋友出去走走也不錯﹐
有什麼心事都可以對你或大海說。
如果你們不曾出現在我太粗糙的生命﹐
現在的我又會在那裡徬徨﹖
或許我想得太多﹐讓自己好累﹐失去信心面對﹐
你們溫暖明亮的一顆心﹐給我力量點燃心中的希望﹐
做我生命不滅的恆星。

話不必說太多﹐默契一直都在﹐
伸出雙手我就隨時會出現在你身邊。
只有為你﹐我願變成影子伴隨你﹐
重擔交給我﹐不要壓力那麼重﹐
放行自己才能追尋你的夢
陪你渡過大風大浪﹐一齊踏上這段行程﹐
有起有落有快樂有悲傷﹐提起胸膛跟我一起追蹤夢想。
這世界有時的確太混亂﹐曾害怕﹐也會想要退縮﹐
這種心情我都懂﹐攜手大膽走出去﹐
雖然誓言有時後很幼稚﹐但我還是要說﹐
朋友﹐不管有事或沒事﹐
我心中的門永遠為你們敞開﹗
To the day my life is through, every word I say is true.
This I promise you!

寫完了一篇文法與意思完全不通﹐又到處抄襲拼湊出來的“狗屁詩”﹐想想﹐還是當時唸書是寫的“廢物”好一些。就抄過來娛樂大家吧﹗
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朋友 一些匆匆地来, 又匆匆地离去,
留下的那些回忆, 你们是否依旧保存?
多年后, 若有缘再相遇,
能否依然如往日谈笑风生?

又一些在慢长人生旅途,伴在我们身旁,
与我们分享成长岁月的苦于乐,
为那年少的日子增添了不少快乐的回忆,
也在那遥远的将来, 为我们加油打气。

再一些悄悄的来, 又悄悄的走,
在不知不觉中, 将我们改变,
而在缘尽时,无怨无悔,
让我们在更阔更广的空间成长。

又一些也不过是有缘一同走过一段,
或许是同学、是同事、或其他特殊关系,
从陌生, 到朋友, 甚至成为知己,
我们的相互的关怀,或许只有我们能理解。

再一些深交,我们之间有一种默契,
可说是无言的沟通胜于言语所能表达的一切,
当初的约定难以忘记,我们都再追逐自己的理想,
却因生命的步伐太快, 只能期待下次和你们相聚。

生命中每天所遇到的人们, 哪个能在这人生的道路上,
和我们走上一段,分享那些生活的小插曲?
那些能让我们体会酒逢知己千杯少的意义,
那些能体现出话不投机半句多的含义呢?

朋友是一生一世,互相扶持,
我们擁有不保留的方式,我们的关怀永远不停止,
天涯咫此,唯独真情最真实,
朋友是一生一世, 到老到终,
属于我们的故事。

所谓缘到而相遇, 缘尽而分离,
只能说, 朋友, 谢谢你能和我走过人生的一段。
若缘已尽,只能将追忆深藏在心中,
盼望往后的日子能再次相遇, 再续前缘。
若缘未尽,就好好珍惜,
携手共创一个有你, 也有我的明天!


854 days to go…

October 27, 2006

hmm… morbid? maybe… was surfing around on my day off in lieu 😉
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Want to diary your death? Ask online

By Sara Ledwith

LONDON, Oct 26 (Reuters Life) – With Halloween looming, ’tis the season to be morbid and people wishing to know their expiry date can indulge in some online trick-or-treating at websites which predict the date of their death.

“I’m sorry, but your time has expired! Have a nice day,” says the “sadistic mode” on http://www.deathclock.com.

The site invites visitors to enter their date of birth, smoking habits, height, and weight in exchange for a pop-up ticker which counts down the seconds they have left.

Users can influence the verdict by inputting their mood, and the clock – “the Internet’s friendly reminder that life is slipping away” – offers cheering sponsored links to promote healthier living, funeral ringtones, pet memorials, and other morbid merchandise.

“The Death Clock makes money and helps ensure I don’t run out of Pepsi One and video games,” writes its anonymous author, who adds that he, or she, is “also pro-Life” but does not elucidate on his, or her, own life expectancy.

“I believe in God, very strongly, but I don’t believe that talking about Death would offend the big cheese,” the site continues.

People who need a second opinion can undergo more thorough investigation from death calculators at http://www.findyourfate.com/deathmeter/deathmtr.html (this one asks how often you brush your teeth) or http://evil.berzerker.net/death_predictions.php (which significantly also asks if you wear a watch).

A do-it-yourself version at http://www.demko.com/deathcalculator.htm also offers links to celebrity death forecasts.

It gives users two more years to live if they own “an inter-active pet”, as well as five years if they have cosmetic surgery once a decade (but then subtracts one year for each additional session in a decade).

If that seems a little complex, the quiz at http://www.day4death.com has user-friendly options like “I am a gym rat” and offers the added bonus of a prediction on how and where death will come.

And once death has happened, the web offers ways to stay in touch. Among the least serious options is the chance to send a telegram to departed friends or relatives at http://www.afterlifetelegrams.com.

“With the help of terminally ill volunteers, our service is sending telegrams to people who have passed away,” the site promises. “Since we can not guarantee delivery nor prove that a message has been delivered successfully, our customers do not pay for ‘deliveries’. They pay for ‘delivery attempts’.”

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Your Personal Day of Death is…
Thursday, June 27, 2075

(Click here to see how many more seconds I’ve gotta go!)

Your Armageddon’s day is Jul 30 2065

(Click here to try it yourself!)

This predicts that I will be a grand old dame of 95!

When you will die: Saturday January 2, 2077, at age of 96.

Where you will die:

Nursing Home 43.10%
In Patient 33.70%
Residence 15.30%
Outpatient/ER 4.00%
Other places 2.80%
Dead on Arrival 1.00%
Status unknown 0.00%
Place unknown 0.00%

How you will die:

Heart disease 38.20%
All other causes 19.60%
Malignant cancer 11.70%
Stroke 10.20%
Influenza and pneumonia 4.80%
Alzheimer’s disease 4.30%
Lower respiratory disease 4.20%
Diabetes 2.10%
Kidney disease 1.80%
Accidents 1.80%
Blood poisoning 1.40%

Who died on January 2:
2002 – Chocolate Labrador retriever – Buddy Clinton, dies, run over
2000 – Director, Pillsbury Productions – Jan Barbara Michelle Vusich, dies at 28, automobile accident
1997 – Rock guitarist – Randy California (Wolfe), dies at 45
1992 – Actress, “Dream Girl” – Virginia Field, dies at 74, dies of cancer
1973 – Musician – Tex Ritter, dies at 97, heart attack
1945 – British admiral – Sir Bertram Ramsey, dies, plane accident

And I don’t recognise any of the above people… hmm….

According to our research, you’ll be dead by

October 2065
at age 86

– probable cause –


cancer

YOU DIE: 85.7 years
AVERAGE FEMALE LIFE SPAN: 77.1 years

As you can plainly see, you have more health & vitality than the average woman.

85.7 : a life span 79.7 : g life span 1980.083 : birthdate 2006.833 : date now 2059.763 : g deathdate 2065.763 : a deathdate 85 : score (85/277)

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WHY YOU DIE?
56% cancer
24% car accident
13% loneliness
5% drowning of the lungs
2% wounds
 

HOW LONG YOU LIVE?
You have 21524.2 days left on this earth.
You’ve already lived 31% of your life


858 days to go…

October 24, 2006

Selamat Hari Raya Aldifitri! keke… but the rest of my post have nothing to do with celebrations, actually.

Not in a particularly good mood. Went to vivocity, and seriously, I feel it’s juz a hyped up craze. Things there are more expensive, there’s people everywhere, and even lunch was a hazardous affair. Imagine hoards of pple watching you eat.

In a few words, I’m not impressed


859 days to go…

October 23, 2006

Had my 2nd henna done today, both times by my students. This is pretty cool 🙂

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860 days to go…

October 22, 2006

yoo hoo!!!

Tried yet another fun thing today! Archery is FUN!

Let me start with the frustrating parts… Waited for the bus to take me to AMK MRT. Wow… waited from 7:45 till 8:20. Bus finally arrived. Putted along till AMK interchage at 8:55. Looked around for connecting bus. Horror of horrors! OMG, the connecting bus does not go to the interchange. Die lah… 5 min to starting time. Ran to the info counter and asked the bus captains who helpfully directed me to a bus stop about 200 m away. (Ok, it seemed so far) Took the bus and guess what, I landed up at the entrance that was locked. 3 gates… and all locked… called my friend, and they were at the main gate. Okay, time to do my yearly quota of exercise. Ran over… Went into first gate. Hmmm… something is wrong… why are there old folks in a Secondary School (attended by 13 – 17 year olds) on a Sunday? asked and found out I was in the wrong building. Apologized and ran somemore…

Anyway, found my way to the gathering point where they had already started the theory aspect. Listened and tried to follow. Learnt a bit about the bow and the arrows and how to stand again… (think I must re-look the type of events I join… I KNOW how to stand, you know…). Anyway, shot some arrows. Had a few near the red zone, but most landed in the yellow or blue zone, and some in the white zone (paiseh!) But… seriously… it was fun… Tried shooting balloons (big time failure… the arrows went everywhere but near the balloons) and playing tic tac toe with bow and arrows (another big time paiseh thing… missed the board totally!! first time wor :() I guess it’s fun as it’s has many variations. Many people can shoot the same target at the same time, or you can go singly. Shoot balloons, shoot apples (ala Robin Hood?) etc. It’s also something that I feel is relatively easy to learn but hard to master. In a matter of minutes, we were shooting arrows all over the place, with the instructors’ help of course.

Basic idea:

  1. Stand with left shoulder pointing to the target.
  2. Pick up bow and arrow, “click” the arrow below this metal thing.
  3. Take half a step forward with right food (arrow pointing down)
  4. Bow ready (raise up, but don’t draw yet)
  5. Get ready to shoot. Using the right hand (centre 3 fingers), draw the “string” with 1 finger above the metal thing and 2 fingers below. Remember however to either turn left arm out or bend it slightly in order not to injure yourself.
  6. Aim and release the “string”
  7. Wait for everyone to be done and the command to get the arrows back.

So I guess now I have a few contenders (sports) for the next thing I wanna learn

  1. Yachting (Tried, very fun)
  2. Archery (Tried, very fun)
  3. Tennis (Tried close to a decade back. Quite fun)
  4. Dragon boating (Trying soon)
  5. Dance (Tried a bit of waltz and cha cha. Pretty fun too!)
  6. Rock Climbing
  7. Wakeboarding

Anyway, just to end with some quotes from “Anne Frank – The Diary of a Young Girl” by erm… Anne Frank…

“I know my various faults and shortcomings better than anyone else, but there’s one difference. I also know that I want to change, will change and already have changed greatly!”

“Deep down, the young are lonelier than the old.”

Touching book, was pretty impressed with her tolerance and her courage, for faced with a similar situation, I’m not sure when I’d snap.

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update at 9:37 pm… I’m starting to ache… die lah… still gotta work tomorrow. Thank god Tues is a PH 🙂