in this year of 2008, I shall…
- Do a fun run (5km – 10km)
- Make a decision (if you know what it is, you know what it is. if you don’t, don’t even ask)
- Get fit
- Learn something new
- Start on writing a bestseller
- Volunteer again
in this year of 2008, I shall…
It seems to me that for at least some portion of our lives, we tend to imagine (or desperately hope) that marriage will supply the answers to the big emotional issues we have surrounding “love”. We assume that we’ll find the right person. We’ll love them; they’ll love us. We’ll marry. We’ll live happily ever after. Perhaps a few lives turn out just like that. ~ We don’t live here anymore, Andre Dubus
Did this paragraph make particular sense to me today coz of the discussion yesterday?
Had our 11th gathering this year, 10th after graduation. Many familiar faces, some whom we’ve not seen for years and years… all in all, 16 out of 26 of us came… + 3 of transferred out of the class, it’s 16 out of 29. A pretty good turnout, I must say, esp since some of us are married, bz with shift work etc=)
to watch at least one of these 3 movies
3. P.S. I love you
hey… to readers of my blog… I’ve a 1-for-1 for GV this month… anyone knows of a nice movie? I prob will watch it on 23rd Feb night (have outdoor course that day…) or 29th Feb night… (only free weekend type of day in Feb) or I might go some weekday evening for an early evening show. Any recommendations? Anyone wanna go?
SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Ah Meng, an iconic orangutan of the Singapore Zoo who featured in almost 30 travel films and rubbed shoulders with movie stars and royalty, died on Friday of old age, the Singapore Zoo said. She was around 48.
Singapore Zoo will hold a special memorial on Sunday as a tribute to the orangutan, a star at the zoo for the past quarter-century after the “breakfast with Ah Meng” program was launched, the zoo said in a statement.
“She has touched the hearts of everyone who has met her and contributed immensely in helping promote awareness of how each and every one of us can play a role in anti-poaching, anti-deforestation and conservation matters,” said Fanny Lai, group chief executive of Wildlife Reserves Singapore.
“We will miss her dearly.”
Orangutans, native to Malaysia and Indonesia, are a species of great apes known for their intelligence, long arms and reddish brown hair. They are highly endangered due to destruction of their rainforest habitats.
Born in Indonesia around 1960, Ah Meng came to the zoo in 1971 after she was confiscated from a family who had kept her as an illegal pet.
She featured in almost 30 travel films and was the subject of more than 270 articles in newspapers and magazines, the statement said. She also became the first and only non-human recipient of the “Special Tourism Ambassador” award in the city-state.
Ah Meng mingled with famous personalities such as Britain’s Prince Philip, magician David Copperfield, pop singer Michael Jackson and movie star Elizabeth Taylor.
She leaves behind two sons and two daughters, as well as six grandchildren. In human terms, she was 95 when she died. As a tribute to Ah Meng, the next newborn orangutan at the Zoo will be named Ah Meng Junior, the Singapore Zoo said.