Saturday, April 29, 2006

It's been a long time...

Exams are finally over. 18 years of studies for this one paper. Or is it? In retrospective, what is education? What is the purpose of schooling? Foundation work for a job or the government's tactical policies to keep idling hands from engaging in mischief?

"Here, play with this paper clip while Big Daddy here do more important stuff."

Dun care. Not important. Thing is, another stage of my life is about to start and I think it will be preeetty interesting. Heh.


Anyone who is interested to engage my professional services(?), please contact me on my handphone. Hard labour is possible for the price of SGD$1500 a month - but yes, I'm going to outsource.

And no, I still don't know if I'm getting first class or 2nd upper. Sigh. What a drag.


Updates/To-do:

1) Sprained ankle. The hike will be postponed indefinitely or carried out in Sapa, Vietnam.

2) Need to clear up my harddisk of everything NUS-ish.

3) Finish Bleach. Then delete.

4) Sit down and plan Viet trip.

5) Apply for jobs blah blah..

6) Hit the trail/gym to remove spare tyre.

Friday, April 21, 2006

My most feared and inspiring chinese teacher in RI.

Yong Chai May~~~!

She's a great teacher no doubt, though she sends shivers down my spine each time I see her.

And that's because I'm a lousy student. :p

The end of exams

beckons and I will soon be in Vietnam for my graduation trip. (I wish it sooner, but I'll have to wait a while more.)

Will be traveling with Ivan and Bui (she'll be bringing me around Hanoi++) for the first leg in Hanoi, and my darhling Hippo will meet up with me while I'm in Saigon. Whoopie.

Can't wait for her to bring me around town, savouring all the delights the charming city has to offer. =)

I hope I don't fall in love with the beautiful viet girls in their Ao Dai while I'm there. Life can get a tad bit too exciting if I do. =p

Friday, April 14, 2006

Back on track

... time to work hard for my HYP, just so someone won't hit me anymore.

The things I do to avoid punishments.... sigh.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Never.

Never make promises you can't keep.
Never agree to someone when you know it will disappoint another.

Frank's a no good stinkin' bad ass, there's no two ways about it.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Enjoying Singapore

Eugene is almost done with his education, like a few other SoC pple who have only the HYP to settle this semester. He has the e-poster on 7th May and the actual presentation to settle, but he's not terribly into doing a good job ("I don't give a flying f**k") for it - he just need to pass.

After the two 'Sons of Ananda' have informally degraded into the 'Bastards of Ananda' where HYP is concerned, we are rather happy this enstrangled father-son relationship will soon come to a full closure with the end of our HYPs.


"Are you sure you don't want to go Vietnam with me after exams?"

"No lah, I'm staying in Singapore."

"And I still don't understand why. You should go out and look-see-look-see, after all, this is one of the last breaks we have before we start work."

"I'm going to enjoy Singapore"

"Mari Kita rakyat Singapura sama-sama..."

Funny it never struck me how you can really 'enjoy Singapore'.

You can go hang around shopping malls, you can watch movies/plays in theatres, you can eat good food, you can do sea sports, you can take long walks in the suburbans, but I never really considered them as 'enjoying Singapore'. It's more like engaging in pleasurable activities to while your time away. Little delights in your life, but nothing great enough for you to shout out in orgasmic joy.

I like travelling.

Duh, who doesn't.

I like to look at foreign maps and figure out where I am, to give loud sighs and headshakes over how inaccurate the maps are drawn, to get myself lost -_-" and found, to stake out precious gems (eateries, chess-playing hangouts) of the local people, to finally say "aiyah, nothing much lah" when they really are something great. I especially love the 'getting lost and found' part, albeit it MUST come with the condition that you won't die even if you get lost.

Confusing city areas peppered with local eateries are good for the food-factor,
Suburban towns with cultural delights/local produce are great for mind-opening,
rural areas with scenic views are best(but only when there're ACCURATE maps!)


So how do you exactly 'enjoy Singapore'?

I'm not really sure, but I'm going for a hike around the forested areas of Singapore (however pathetic they might be in comparison with the great Amazon jungles) right after my exams. I like long walks with green sceneries. There's this nature trail I want to explore, from Lower Pierce to MacRitchie to Bukit Timah to BKE to Mandai to Seletar.

Who's with me?