Thursday, September 29, 2005

还记得昨天那个夏天
微风吹过的一瞬间
似乎吹翻一切
只剩寂寞更沉淀
如今风依旧在吹
秋天的雨跟随心中的热却不退
仿佛即使闭着双眼
熟悉的脸又会浮现在眼前
蓝色的思念
突然演变成了阳光的夏天
空气中的温暖
不会更遥远
冬天已仿佛不在留恋
绿色的思念
回首对我说一声四季不变
不过一季的时间
又再回到从前
那个
被风吹过的夏天

那一风吹过的夏天
Hm.. Think I've been pretty inconsiderate neh. My passion for Mayday may have caused my colleagues to 受罪 cos I'm practically playing their songs and singing 五月天 everyday!! lolz...
Adrian almost fainted this morn when I came in gleaming and mentioning the 3 dreadful words: 五月天 Cant help it cos was listening to Mayday on my way to work. Quite pek chek too cos when you listen to them, you really cannot help but wanna sing along loud. But the given situations cannot mah. People will think that you ki siao.

Was feeling negativity this morn. Must be that PMS. The fruit drink stall uncle cracked me up though. I was asking for a packet of tao suan (yellow beans) when he asked if I would prefer it with doughsticks. I was indignant lah. Where got pple eat tao suan without you jia kueh?? Like dat still call tao suan meh. I told him I did want them along.
Aligned with my believe, he started to get really serious about the theory of tao suan and doughsticks.
Just as I thought this is gonna be one of his long lectures, he said:

小妹聪明. 吃tao suan不可以没有油条. 我刚才骂了另一个不吃油条的.


Hm.. just cracked lor. Dunno what exactly is funny. Perhaps its his expression which is very comical or that I was negative enough to have found this amusing.
Coincedentally, another gal came over to ask for 2 packs of tao suan. One with 油条 and one without. I burst out laughing when uncle said: "Haiz. 一个聪明, 一个苯"

After that, walking to office was a problem cos I continued to imagine uncle's expression and trying to curb my giggles.

Digressing abit, I was rumbling through my motivational books yesterday (Erm yes, I was reading them for a period of time). Landed on Chu Chin Ning's bestseller "Thick Face, Black Heart" which I almost totally forgotten its existence. Finally.. the only book that deviates from the norm. It devoted a chapter on NEGATIVITY and how it is our absolute right to feel that way. Wow...

So far, every motivation book I read talks about being positive and being charged up all the time, imploring their readers to seek positiveness. This make me think back of the times when I attended Shyan and Ivan's seminar. Yes, they are really great speakers and all that, helping me understand human construction and how our minds work. Learning to use neural association and changing my state for everyday life.

No doubt I would love to be really positive and charged up everyday. Who doesn't anyway. But sometimes you really dun feel like controlling your thoughts and feelings ma. Why force your mind to take over and make yourself happy. Like dat kinda like 做人很假. I enjoy feeling sad can! lolz So let me be lah.
A day on a date with Cheryl


Jap meal!

Cheryl enjoying her meal

Trying to hide from cheryl's Cam. Camera shy

Coffee at starbucks

Coffee on Cheryl gal

Let me show you how to drink coffee

Ready to drink!

Relaxed and laid back. Still camera shy lolz

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Got an unexpected call from R (better not mention full name in case he dun like =P) today after work. Quite a pleasant surprise cos its been like pretty long since we last talked. He updated me about his current job and life. Seems like things are going on smoothly and he is currently dating a korean lady.

Never expected that we could remain contactable friends after these years. Well at least most people dun think we could. lolz They seem pretty perplexed as to why we can be on talking terms in the first place. Aiya, once passed that awkward stage, can still revert to friends ma. Afterall 5 years liao, bear wat grudge.

I was teasing him about how fickle he is. First Singaporeans, then this China gal, now korean.
All over the world man... Faintz... Admitted he still got the cheek to tell me that he has a way with gals!!! Yah lah. Sweet talk lor!
R: Yah most guys sweet talk, I always meant from the bottom of my heart.
I laughed out almost immediately.
Me: Still dare to say!! Must be darn gullible to have taken in. Shit me.
Luckily not for long.. Phew.. lolz

Anyway, old friend calling is a happy thing! Another primary school mate's getting married. At my age!!! One that havent been contacting for very long yet remembered me.
Got a shocked when I see her sms and received her hong se zha dan (wedding invitation).
Trying to compose some songs. Eh.. my china also still aint very powderful yet.

感叹已久
岁月流逝
还是自己的自己
只是多了外衣

不认不行
此刻心情
不只该如何侍从
那就让我放纵

想做简单的自己
在自由的天空飞行
即使单行也可以
让风带走一切过去

追着梦想直奔去
寻找自由的不只你
拥有飞蛾一样的勇气
扑火让一生燃烧尽


Cannot think anymore. Anyone interested to continue the bridge part or edit for me! Somehow sounds old fashion lolz
朋友, 始终让你看穿了.
多年来, 疲惫了.
但很感谢你一直的鼓励和关怀.
Was reading blinkymummy's post on female drivers. Erm.. hate to say this but I believe I could be one of those jia lat drivers. lolz!

Eh.. but i dun hog the first lane hor. I totally agree with her regarding that aspect. Cannot speed up then hell u go to the leftmost. This is very typical of drivers in Spore not only the females.
By right the rightmost lane is there for people to do overtaking. There shouldn't even be cars travelling on it other than overtaking or bo bian there's a jam.

If you head on to other western countries, you DIE if you hog rightmost lane ah. People there they stick to their lanes and only uses the first one for overtaking. Its no joke when they overtake cos they usually speed up at an incredulous rate. Want to die young, then go ahead and stay on that lane.

That makes me recall of that time when I rented the ford for a week. Mrs Lim whom we visited that year during Chinese New Year period was so shocked that I could be so garang to be doing it since I haven't drove for like 6 months. Still can remember her suaning remarks "Sim Feng ah. U huh! U sure anot, renting a car for 7 days. Who dare to take your car!?"

K sarcarstic as she is, but I love that woman I tell you!! You can say that I'm bian tai! I totally enjoy her scolding or suaning me. She is so darn farni at times. How can one not like her?? Well in any case, I drove Bihua and the gals from AMK to her house that day. On the way home, I did offer them a ride back, but they refused. Gosh am I really such a lousy driver that they dare not take my car anymore mehz?? lolz

Forget dunno who got pretty freaked out cos she keep saying I didnt check my blindspot and signal when i was making a turn. Ah duh gal.... There's the rear mirror that I check pretty often lor.. And the road was super clear that day, or should I say, we are the only car around leh! lolz
Eh if you keep preaching to me on the road, how you expect me to concentrate. Actually I cannot be bothered lah. No cars still keep turning head for blindspot. Want neck to break earlier simi.
Anyway, blindspot checking I do, but only when necessary.

Erm.. season drivers dun flame me cos I only check blindspots when I realise that some vehicles that I saw with my rear mirror suddenly disappears as I intend to switch lanes cos that's the only probable time they are in my blindspot region. Aiya.. lor sor. I'm just trying to say that we shud be aware of the road conditions and vehicles behind lah.

Anyway, in the end, I rode the guys instead. Lucky din freak out cos the whole bunch were drivers. Was expecting myself to feel real stressful, but once behind the wheels, everything kinda fall in normally. Really looked like "Ahmad" that day lor with that hand glove on my gear hand. Made the guys laugh like shit. Bo bian leh... got blister using the gear ma.. I normally try to rent auto ones.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

One nice sunday morning, I was walking back with cai and mom from market place ...
Mom's friend spotted her and started busy chatting.

Friend: Wah ur dog ah..

Mom (proudly): Yah.

Friend: Eee... Why spend that kinda money to buy dog. Might as well give me the money lah.

Mom (getting defensive): No ah.. Dogs are very loyal. See so cute...

Friend: I hate dogs lah, animals lah... Aiyo so DIRTY. Waste money on USELESS things like these.

Mom: Oh no.. Dogs also living things ma. This kinda dog is very clean one. He knows how do potty on the newspapers.

K I only thought of but really feel like chiding her at this point "Kaoz.. Clean or not depends on owner what! U stupid lady. Its ur responsibility to train and keep it clean"

Friend: Aiyo dirty lah. shed fur somemore. Disgusting lah.

Mom: Oh mine dun shed.

Rolling my eyes, I wished mom just stops talking to this ignorant person.
After listening to more insulting exchanges, I decided I had enough.

Me (loud enuff I guess): K Cai, lets run boy. Lets ignore this ignorant person.

Left the 2 of them to pit their argumentative skills. Wu liao.
Dunno why mum bothers to talk to her in the first place. (Blah.. Yeah I know I'm petty but I simply cannot tolerate those who speaks ill of our furballs)

Later mom caught up with us and started to complain about that friend of hers. How that friend would always proudly proclaim how smart her kids were blah blah blah. Always trying to mis-match anyone better than her or her kids.
Feeling pretty pissed, I told her that its useless to talk to people like that. Only make own blood boil.

Me: Aiya mom. Some people are like that lah. No matter how hard to try to change their mindset, it'll never be successful lah. Just like we have our difference in opinions ma. U think u are right, but I may not think that way. And dun keep complaining about how nasty and horrible that friend is cos it will look like you are stooping to her level one leh.

Oppz.. I just ate my own words. hahaha Cos I do also sometimes complain about certain people. Ah heck lah... humans aint perfect. lolz...

Monday, September 26, 2005

Watched Mayday's live concert till wee hours this morn.
Gosh cant stop even though was feeling a little tired. Had to finished the entire video before I was satisfied and willing to go to bed. Dunno why watching them can feel that little tiny bit of gan dong... erm.. k lah it was very gan dong hahaha.. Cant categorise what kinda gan dong is that too.

Guess who's my favourite guy?!!! HEhehehe I'm not going to reveal! That's my little secret.
Now I cant wait for their concert in Dec!!!! Hurry hurry...

My fav songs so far..
知足
乱世浮生
恋爱ing
拥抱
孙悟空
人生海海
温柔 [ 还你自由版 ]
倔强
麦来乱
志明与春娇
好不好
憨人
垃圾车 朋友版
I Love You 无望

Not that I do not like the rest of the songs. Still have yet to listen properly to them. These are the ones that caught my attention. Aiya overall, their entire compilation is terrific!!!!
Oh ya, and the latest 超人 song that I heard is also nice nice. Jia lat. Now getting feng kuang over them.. Someone save me...!!
Dream a little dream of me

Was looking for William Su's 她爱了我好久
Then I chanced upon this song "Dream a little Dream of me"... KAoz.. That's my blog's theme. How can I not know? Sua sua gu me.

Dream a little dream of me

Stars shining bright above you
Night breezes seem to whisper I love you
Birds singing in the sycamore tree
Dream a little dream of me
Say nighty-night and kiss me
Just hold me tight and tell me you'll miss me
While I'm alone and blue as can be
Dream a little dream of me

Stars fading, but I linger on dear
Still craving your kiss
I'm longing to linger till dawn dear
Just saying this

Sweet dreams till sunbeams find you
Sweet dreams that leave our worries behind you
But in your dreams whatever they be
Dream a little dream of me

Stars fading, but I linger on dear
Still craving your kiss
I'm longing to linger till dawn dear
Just saying this

Sweet dreams till sunbeams find you
Sweet dreams that leave our worries far behind you
But in your dreams whatever they be
Dream a little dream of me

Sweet dreams till sunbeams find you
Sweet dreams - our worries behind you
But in your dreams whatever they be
Dream a little dream of me
Sweet dreams
Sweet dreams
Sweet dreams
Sweet dreams

她爱了我好久

有一颗星星从我的窗边经过
曾经日夜守候 曾经年深日久
她的光芒始终那么微弱 时间缓缓流过 却依然闪烁
从来没听说过关于她的生活
也从未注意过 她独有的温柔
她的微笑从我身边经过 而我多年以后却占觉动容

没看过她忧愁 没看过她泪流 她的一切我却总错过
当她一旦不再等候 喔 心去难留 我才发觉失去所有

她爱了我好久 没有理由 不皱眉头 一无所求
在多年以后 当我蓦然回首 错过 什么也不留
她爱了我好久 总是执着 总是沉默 从来不强求
每当这时候 回想起过去的所有
心中是感动 原来也曾经拥有
(心中的天空 星星依然在闪烁)

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Tots to ponder

如果说为了救你所爱的人或物而死去, 你会吗?
不是不能睡而是不想睡
难得下起了这场雨
很久没有这么美的夜

雨声的飘落
冷风的吹过
音乐的起播
眼泪的飙过
无数的感慨
心中的迷惑
雨中走的我
伞下的脚印
沉默的感动
无声的祈祷
淡淡的心情
静声的美丽
一心的希望
未来的美好

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Dengue Epidemic

So jia lat meh...??
According to my german friend, last week Singapore has got like 700 dengue cases.
Already hailed as an epidemic liao.
Cant believe that figure man. How can there be so many cases?? Or am I just outdated?
But he was so insistent since the papers he read was one of the most relient sources in Germany.
A check with my dad also reveals that dengue is really an epidemic here.
So much so that the hospitals are all filling up with little vacancies. That's worse than SARS.
There are 4 types of dengue strains (heard from dad not justified yet). If you had dengue once, having it a second time can be terrible especially if you tio a different strain.

Wah liew.. My friend is correct.

Here's what I have dug out...

Reuters
Singapore, a Southeast Asian island of 4.2 million people, has reported 10,237 cases of dengue fever up to September 17 -- surpassing the 9,459 incidents recorded last year, when dengue infections rocketed to a 10-year high.

The health ministry said on its Web site there were 697 new dengue cases reported in the week ending September 17, up from the 690 cases reported a week earlier and 546 infections recorded two weeks ago.

Channel News Asia
The dengue fever outbreak has plunged Singapore into its worst health crisis since the 2003 SARS epidemic, forcing officials to speed up the campaign against the spread of the mosquito-borne disease.

Friday, September 23, 2005

SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS

Pronounced as super-cali-fra-gi-lis-tic-ex-pi-air-li-doe-cious.
Someone asked me what kinda word it is. Erm.. I dunno but its the longest word I ever know and its extracted from a song. I used it in my other post before.
So instead of saying this song is SUPER nice, I went this song is SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS. Hahaha I am just exagerating then. Dun care if I used it proper.

Here's how the actual lyric goes (If I rem correctly):

*Chorus*
SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS
Even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious
If you said it loud enough you'll always sound precocious
SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS

Hum dilly dilly dilly hum dilly lay
Hum dilly dilly dilly hum dilly lay
Because I was afraid to speak when I was just a lad
My father gave me nose a tweak and told me I was bad
But then one day I learned a word that saved me aching nose
The biggest word I ever heard And this is how it goes

Oh... *Chorus

Hum dilly dilly dilly hum dilly lay
Hum dilly dilly dilly hum dilly lay
So when the cat has got your tongue there's no need for dismay
Just summon up this word and then you've got a lot to say
But better use it carefully or it may change your life
One night I said it to me girl and now me girl's my wife!

K found out that I heard this song when I was a kid. When I was doing some kid's recording. Well, song's from Mary Poppins.. I want to see that movie again. Its SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS
On being an Aunt

Dunno what to feel or how should I feel. Just feeling that wee bit of anticipation.
My little niece (yet to be named) will be arriving next month. Curious as to how she will look like.
After all, this is the first time I will become an aunt. Big deal to me k.
My little niece is current weighing at 2.1kg.. Aiyo so puny.. Must be really vulnerable.
Already thinking too much now on how I will be able to carry or handle her.
Ah yi will love you!

Yah I do fuss on ting ting (baby cousin) too. Will always wanna take her out with me to the shopping mall. Very interesting what the little ones will tell you sometimes. Can ponder over what they say. Even little Eugene who stayed with us for a period of time made my brother gawd over what he says.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

是你的形影 叫我逐天作眠梦 梦中可爱的人 伊不是别人
我的每一天 一分钟也不当轻松 你是我爱的人 将我来戏弄
九月的风在吹 哪会寒到心肝底 希望变无望 决定我的一世人
I LOVE YOU 无望 你甘是这款人 没法度来作阵 也没法度将我放
I LOVE YOU 无望 我就是这款人 我身边没半项
只有对你的思念 陪伴我的每一天
A month back...

XXX bank employee: Hi you are miss Avril right? I'm calling from XXX bank to introduce you 2 really interesting cards. Can you spare me 5 mins to tell u more about them. I wun take too much of your time.

Me: Erm.. I'm now at work, dun think its convenient. And btw, how did you get my contact? I dun remember having any connection at all to your bank.

The guy sheepishly muttered something which I had forgotten but was something lame enough.

XXX bank employee: Its only going to take 5 mins. Everything is done over the phone and will not need u to do much.

Ar duh... Tell you not convenient liao leh. Skin very thick. But he was persistent.
Relenting:

Me: Oh right, go on.

Rants on for > 5 mins about these 2 really "cool" cards...
Finally after yaking for 10 plus mins or so....

XXX bank employee: So Ms Avril, are you interested in the cards?

Me: Actually no leh. I dun think I need them. Really thank you for your time.

XXX bank employee: Its okay Ms Avril. U dun have to do anything. I will do it for you. Really, these cards are going to give u alot of benefits.. ya da ya da ya da ya da....

I gave up. The more I reject, the more he has to say. Relentingly....

Me: Erm, okay ba. Just see to it (I see how you do it)

XXX bank employee: Ms Avril, I need to you help me with this. Just a short 5 mins.

He then started to list the things he needs from me.
1) ic document
2) download form from email
3) fill up and fax back to him

And he claims I need not do anything!!! How dare he 欺骗 my 感情. Already taken up 10 mins, then now claim need another 5.
Sheez... already agreed so kinda feel bad on backing out liao.
Just giving myself more trouble.

No fax machine, lazy to scan IC, need to print document and printer driver missing. Diao.. 欲哭无泪 Serve me right!

If that guy had not called like another 2 more times to keep asking, I would have conveniently forget it.
So desperate meh?? How much commission will he make? Dun understand leh. He even got a courier guy to come pick them up from me the very next morn.

Okay and so I ended up with 2 cards that's sitting very snugly in my wallet. Dun think they will ever have a chance to see the daylight.


This evening 9pm...

XXX bank employee: Hi Ms Avril.. I'm Pxxx from XXX if you remember me. We have a new card at our bank that I would like to introduce. Its a new dividend card ...

Me: Hi, I dun think I am interested in your card. Thanks alot.

XXX bank employee: But I would really want you to try it out cos its gonna be free for a year..

Me: Erm.. nope, I am really not into cards.

XXX bank employee: We do have gifts of appreciation for you.

Me: Sorry, It's not the gifts that I'm after

XXX bank employee: But this card is really good and no hassle with application since we do everything through phone. Only 5 mins.

Wah liew, another 5 mins... He thinks I will fall for it again a second time

Me: I dun want it cos I have too many cards to handle and I dun need one more to sit inside my wallet and not be used. Thanks.

Kaoz.. I still explain so much for wat.

XXX bank employee: but why not try out? Our bank is really more recognisable overseas.

Me: I tot I made myself pretty clear that I'm not interested! Do I have to keep repeating???? There's no need for apologies here. (Get lost lah) Please stop trying to convince me. I made my point. If I'm ever gonna be interested, I will call you instead k. Bye.

The next thing I got is an sms from him (Hi Avril, would really appreciate you trying out the free trial. Thanks!)... For christ sake.. still at it ah! Dun so desperate leh.

K must keep check my temper, almost lost it. Got that urge to sms him back to give him a piece of my mind.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Frienemy

Now where did I get that term from? Some article from The Straits Times? Was really quite comprehensive cos the writer kinda jotted down various types of frienemies.
Aiyo forget forget.. A very recent trait. A search on google churned out like some pathetic <10 results.

Frienemy = friend + enemy

One who is possibly very close yet an "enemy".
If I did not remember wrongly could be people who
1) depends on you excessively mentally
2) demands your friendship to be 100%
3) friends who are jealous of your achievements
4) friends who only want to share your woes and not happiness (They want to feel impt and have a role in being the counsellor)
More..... but cant recall

All of us could possibly be a frienemy at one point I guess.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Falling in love with Mayday. 真是相逢恨晚
Why didnt I try to know them earlier..! But better than never right...
Their songs are SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS lor!
Cannot help it. Listened to this hokkien song for the entire day liao....
Who says hokkien songs are crude! Mayday made them so tasty and sought after hahaha.. 我开始变态.

(不知 是对或是不对
不知 是好或是不好
不知你 甘会笑阮憨
.
.
.
.
乎你想 乎你猜 是谁人整眠烦恼 烦恼着
无情的风 无情的雨 阻碍咱的路
甲你疼 甲你惜 甲你捧在我双手中
我一生唯一的希望 要给你快乐
好或不好
.
.
.
你的温暖充满着阮孤单的心脏 我等待不能再继续 想要对你说)


Must give credits to mp for introducing the song. Got the entire compilation now! K not entirely but good enuff. So happi!!!!!! He said blinkymummy will laugh if she hears that I'm so sua gu. Laugh lah. ho ho ho... really sua gu ma.

Anywayz, went to visit her blog. This entry was interesting.
我需要的,不是理由。
我需要的,是找回已失去的勇气

Yah.. 找回已失去的勇气
Very agreeable.

Sunday, September 18, 2005

I'm still ill.. Yeah.. Not the doc's fault cos I didn't take good care of myself, 活该. Can eat 台湾鸡扒 happily at one moment, then after finishing then gasped so loud when I realised my folly. Kaoz..
Anyway, not much thoughts for today. Here's some picts taken on Saturday when I met cheryl out for dinner then drinks. So long haven't been dating that gal liao.

Finally dyed my hair!! Nice 2 tone colour hehehe, but with a price of cos.

That gal ah... Kept tooking shots at me while I was on the line. Gal... 你黯恋我!!!

Wanna take group shot also dun spare me while I was still busy.

Na. 回敬你

There isn't anything interesting to take with in the first place. Fumbled alot before we tooks some okay shots.

Cheryl's taller than me....

My other buy that day. A limited edition chrome mickey bag. Last piece... Took display set again. Limited but not very ex though.

Friday, September 16, 2005

朋友

身边的朋友最近好象都心情不好.
虽然不是很清楚, 但淡淡的能够感觉到.
也可能是自己过郁或最近感触比较深.

好朋友的你, 应该还是适应不来返回单身的日子吧.
知道你曾经经历过很多挫折, 我也未能帮到什么.
希望这一切的暴风雨会有苦尽甘来的一天.
你一定会很幸福.

带着面具的师弟的你, 比以前沧桑了.
很感谢有你默默的为这个 siao 的师姐操心.
知道你怕我为你担心, 所以很多时候都带着你老套的面纱来敷衍我.
虽然总是对你兄巴巴的, 但你始终知道我是关心你的 hor.

一个久久一次联络的你, 一句 "你还好吗?" 仍然让我感窝心.
每次通电都会有无数的感想, 体验和感慨的分享.
虽然隔离很远的两个世界, 但会为彼此祈祷.
很珍稀这份难得的友情.

忙着读书的狮子座的你, 虽然功课繁忙, 但会偶尔关心这个多年的朋友.
人生的经历, 磨练得你曾经疲惫不堪, 但也让你长大了许多.
总是有很多很深入的思想, 让人开始沉思.
希望你能找到属于你的一片天空.

时而冷言冷语, 时而和我抬杠的你, 觉得人生象舞台剧.
外表总是一副坦然, 但也是个很难捉摸的角色.
说话时常说反话, 弄得我多半不知该不该认真的取信.
但也希望你依然一直保持着美丽心情.

我觉得, 能够在这一生结交那么多好友知己, 应该也是上辈子的结识才能让今世有缘.
落幕时, 希望我们最终在人生的舞台上有个美丽的圆满. 打场精彩,漂亮的一战.
Extracted from DAILY MIRROR 23 August 2005
By Rod Chayton

FARMER Mick Boffey would have thought nothing of risking his life to save the dog he took in as a stray, his friends and family said that night.

Border terrier cross Jack was his constant companion when he set out every morning for the job he loved.

Derek Guy, co-owner of Mick’s local pub The Pheasant, said:” He loved that dog so much.”

“All his friends and everyone at the farm have been saying all day is that he did it for Jack.”

Mick, 61, was killed trying to block the path of two men stealing the Land Rover in which he’s left Jack.

Mr Guy said:” You hear of owners who put themselves at risk by jumping into a river to save their dog. We think that Mick’s death is that sort of tragedy. I am sure he would not have bothered so much if it was just losing the Land Rover.”

Mick’s son William, 40, said yesterday:” Every day he would take his faithful friend Jack to work. He was always there, wherever he went, in his tractor, combine, wherever.”

Mick, grandfather to five, had been inspecting a field then went back to the farm to check some grain. He left the keys in the 4X4 with the dog while he popped into the office.

Police, who have launched a murder hunt, said a silver saloon was also seen around the yard about the time.

They are looking for two white men aged 25 and 29 in connection with Mick’s death on Saturday morning in Withybrook, near Rugby.

William said:” It is beyond words to describe how we will miss him. We just hope these people are caught.”

The thieves dumped the Land Rover in a church car park 10 minutes after taking it. They left Jack at the farm before getting away.

Wife Bernice, 63, with whom Mick had three children William, Micky, 36 and Jane, 38, said:” Mick worked tirelessly 365 days a year because farming was his whole life.”

“He was one of the nicest men you could wish to meet and he did not have a malicious born in his body.”

Locals said he was kind, caring and devoted to his family. One said he had a heart of gold and who would deliver baking potatoes from his farm to old people in the village.

Friend Stan Brandrick, 62 said:” Mick’s death is an absolute tragedy. He was a gentleman.”

A friend said last night that Jack was pining for Mick. “He cannot understand where his master has gone. We were trying to console Jack but he is looking for Mick everywhere. It’s heartbreaking.”

This story just sent me a message. I
shall not die earlier than my dog. lolz..
I rather I miss him than he misses me. Sounds like some 歪理 I'm saying here. Hoh
hoho...

See this other poor darling... keeping a vigil by his master's corpse






Thursday, September 15, 2005

Why complain that your cup is only half-filled left and never considered the rest of the half that's still available?

This question is pretty hard for me to answer leh. Chim man. Have been mulling it for sometime now. 是人的不知足在作祟还是什么呢?
Guess each of us do have this insatisfiable thirst for things that are always not within our reach. That's why I envy those who are contented easily. Erm.. well... at least I was like that last time. Life is always so beautiful hor...

Actually I should count myself fortunate lah. I shouldn't ask for more.
Every morning, I have a lovely cute cai waking me up on time. Once my alarm clock sounds, he will dash onto my bed and generously lavish me with his licks, appreciating the fact that I was alive for him.

Dropping along the canteen for my daily coffee at work, I get greetings and smiles from the stall assistants asking how my work is coming along. When they did not see me yesterday (cos I took leave), they asked how I was and whether I am feeling better. The fruit stall aunty also chats with me now and then. She started complaining this morning that people are getting married later and later. Frets about how she wish her sons will get married soon and let her 抱孙.

After getting my breakfast, I would pass by OCBC bank. There used to be this elderly Malay officer who will always wave and smile at me. Don't see him there anymore. Kinda miss that kind elder. =) Well, another malay uncle took over. Very nice man too. Will also smile when I happen to walk pass. Naturally, I will nod and try to produce my million dollar smile. hahahaha...

Then off to my office, I would see this lovely malay cleaner auntie where we will exchange our Selamat Pagi (Good morning in malay). Always affectionately calling me her Sayang. Hahahaha..
Seeing her always light up my day even when I'm downcast or crestfallen. She's always so happy.
"Auntie, you are always so happy and bright everyday hor. How you do it?" I asked her before.
"Cos I see you everyday ma Sayang" She beams back
At this, I will never fail to laugh. She may be just trying to pull my leg, but I do feel touched whenever she says that. At least she made me feel good and important. lolz.. My 自恋's kicking in.
"Auntie, you are always smiley and full of energy. I see you also happy" I would tell her.
This is how our friendship begun I guess. Will sometimes stop to chat alittle with her along the way.

She reminded me of another dear old cleaner auntie who used to work at WizVision where I did my industrial attachment co. Also always chatting and disturbing me. Have been like a year since I left when she suddenly called me out of the blue one day.
"Ah gal, 你还记得我吗? 我是那个 WizVision auntie" She quizes
Though it was like super early in the morn, I suddenly jolted out of bed surprised and elated.
"Auntie!!! 你好吗??"
She called to tell me that she suddenly thought of me and wanted to have lunch together. Felt very heart-warming that day.
Quite paiseh when she insisted that she pays for my food since I was still studying. Old folks are like dat man. Can be pretty stubborn at times.
Has been another year plus since then. Suddenly thought of her again. Hope things are going on well. Perhaps I should just make a little effort to call her. I'm a very lazy friendship maintainer btw. Always in the passive role of waiting for people to organize outings.

Think about it, I do seem to have quite a affinity with the older folks. Once, a stranger started to narrate her sad story to me on the MRT. Was alittle 不知所错 cos that poor lady was on the verge of crying. Had to try hard consoling her with my less than limited hokkien. But felt really beautiful that day... Think I did make her day by listening to her woes and accompanying her to her stop.

Come to think about it, its not difficult to start talking to people. Friendship just seems to start with a smile. After that, everything just comes naturally. Some people whom I met even just once, do 感动 me to a certain extend. Quite thankful and grateful of that cos they add alot more meaning and giving me some new perceptions to life.

K I'm starting to daydream again.... I should stop lamenting how lousy life can be sometimes.

Monday, September 12, 2005

要不是咳得不象样, 逼不得已终于去看了医生.
Not that I dun wanna visit a doc at the onset of my cough, but nowadays it seems docs are always prescribing the same medicine which has already lost their effect on me.
Couldn't take it anymore. My chest felt so heavy for too many a days. Coughing hard didn't help to plurge those incorrigible phelm. I hate them man... made me hold back on ktv leh.

Was wondering which doc to consult when I recalled those 2 中医 who managed to cure me of my stomach flu once when no others cud. Took a gamble to locate them cos it has been so long (think > 4yrs) since I last went to them. They are really an interesting pair, both the brothers. Though they practise chinese medicine mainly, they do study western medicine too. Each consultation that time was fun, cos I learnt many things from them as well. That kick start my interest in chinese medicine too. It's really amazing how they could tell that I always dream alot at nights (due to lousy stomach), had a weak kidney (So I do get backaches when I walked to long without resting) etc.. just by taking my pulse. Even got to the point of teaching me how to study.... lolz.. No wonder the queue is always super long and waits could be for hours. Erm.. their medicine dun come cheap though. Well I guess value for money ba.

So finally, I went back this evening to get a diagnosis and also in hope to learn more hahaha..

Doc: 把头抬起来

After a short glance, doc gestured for my hand. Hm.. I was more like expecting him to ask what's wrong. I observed that the way he took my pulse was well... usual. Docs normally pressed against the veins and listen intendly. He was more like pressing lightly then release then press again. Wat impresses me was that he is an ambidextrious!!! Oh man. He took my pulse with one hand and wrote with the other. Yah.. nothing big deal, I can also do it myself. But when he took the pulse with his right hand (cos I switch hands), he could even write with his left. Aiyo.. I can only be proud to say my current accomplishment is to draw a rectangle and circle.

Doc (Smilingly): 你开始前咳得比较厉害. 现在是尾部留下来的病根, 所以比较难治. 肺部很阻塞. 从脉搏看, 虽不是很严重但日久不治, 会演变成慢性器官炎.

Me: 器官炎是 tubercolosis mah? or lung infection?

Doc: 不是啦, 那太严重了. 是 Bronchitis.

Bronchitis?... Now that's scary. Doc then measured my BP. 120/79 normal.

Doc: 当心一下你的血压. 现在是没问题, 但我看你脉象时, 觉得有上升的倾向. 自己最好关注一下.

Hm.. Dad does suffer from slight high blood pressure. Started to wonder if it was hereditory.

Doc: 还有你那个胃, 很糟糕. 我会开药给你.

Aiyo.. so right. He didnt have my medical history to start with but so far everything he says have pretty much been accurate.

Me: 我得避免吃什么吗?

Doc: 鸡, 鸭, 蛋, 江鱼仔, 银鱼, 水果.

Me: Huh ikan bilis 和水果都不能吃?

Doc: 江鱼仔会让你咳得更厉害. 水果会 irritate 你的喉咙. Unless 是 papaya.

Haiz... so his words' final lor. Doc gave me a grim look and told me to drink more water cos my throat is super dry. Told me the medicine will help me purge phelm. Nose may even start dripping. So power meh....?

Well, i do recall during my stomach flu time, I practically threw up food and medicine as long as it goes down my esophageous. Only when I took theirs did I felt immediate relieve. Probably coincedence lah.

But amazingly, I do feel better after the first intake of medicine for my cough. The heavy feeling at the chest area is still there but can already feel phelgm each time I cough now. Who says chinese medicine always take slow effect. Erm.. but then again maybe he included some purging drugs leh??? hahahha..

Whatever.. At least mentally, I felt better? hahahah..

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Anyone wishes to adopt a kitten?? Found like 4 little ones at my void deck. If it wasn't for the fact that mom finds cats inauspicious and hates them to the core, I would have gladly provided them some shelter first before putting them up for adoption. Oh... they are so cute.... Was trying to gain access to them with some difficulty. Mama cat was eyeing me with distaste and suspicion.
Managed to stroke one of them.... Oh man.. Suddenly feel like bringing it home. Can accompany cai wat! Haiz... mom..
Weather isnt really good these days... Cannot imagine how they are being subjected to the harsh condition.

Anyone interested, please do hor. I will try to take picts of them tmr morning if I can.

Friday, September 09, 2005

Cambodia... The place I recall only of happiness

Yaohui, Yaohui.. U really make me reminise about Cambodia once again..
It was such a great experience leh... Sometimes when I think back, I can even feel like tearing cos I start to remember my little boyfriends and girlfriends there (Hohahahahha).
Read his holiday blog at http://awayforholiday2.blogspot.com/. He managed to recall very much details of our days there.

I started to dig out pictures I took there and the mpeg video that Qing lei mei took of us. I was really happy that time neh. There I was totally non-regarding of my image at all, screaming and chasing after those little ones. In fact, I looked so chor lor and so auntie like. Not that I care much then. The kids love us for who we are. Despite that language barriers, there wun be an instance where you could be alone. The kids are simply too curious with these 25 funny people hailing from abroad.

I remembered there was a day when I wanted some time alone. Thinking back, I was pretty much garang cos I took a lonely dark road all the way out to the village mouth by myself. Sitting on that vast piece of grassland and looking over the horizon, I thought I was the happiest person ever alive! Nature sure knows how to make one beautiful!

It wasn't long before my isolation state was broken. Those little ones have long seen me walk down the path and has gradually gathered behind me whispering and giggling. They must be wondering why I was so contented to be taking pictures aimlessly and logging in entries in my diary. Really bo bian leh. Want to be alone also cannot. So that evening ended with a seemingly autograph session. Seeing that they were amused with my diary, I offered each of them a chance to have a go writing in it. With my limited khmer standard, I told them to sign off their names individually. My god!! They were so darn excited. I cant help but keep smiling to see them so highly focus while writing (Like it was an important event to be writing in my book).

Hm.. probably will backtrack in time and start to pen down those days soon.

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Open your eyes
Just say goodbye ,
这个夜晚是应该哭个痛快.
相遇不算太晚,
相爱不算太短,
现在正好适合离开.

Open your eyes
and say goodbye ,
只是不懂怎么还笑得出来.
承诺已经不再,
叹息无可计算.
再不离开泪就要泛滥.

每一种决定都像肝肠寸断,
每一种选择都是心有不甘.
过了今晚你要开始学著勇敢,
不可知的未来, 你要自己承担.

每一种决定都像肝肠寸断,
每一种选择都是心有不甘.
诚实并不代表容许背叛,
这样的爱, 只是错误的示范.

Saturday, September 03, 2005

All that great pretence... phew tiring leh.
Probably the mental tiredness is simply getting to me.
Ah leng was saying yesterday how she got fooled by me. hahaha. Yah gal, I do deserve those star awards. --- Erm.. some people (if anyone even reads this) may be scratching their heads after reading this but dun ask me why k. I'm too tired to go thru that cycle of depicting the entire story again.

Gee.. talking to her felt like the time we were back in cambodia slogging together and doing some stupid and dangerous stints. We will always engaged in nightly talks..

Met Sourav today as well at city hall mrt. Alot slimmer loh. Think he must be secretly exercising. And that man is taking salsa lesson!!?? Unbelievable!!!!! Well, still glad to have chanced upon a long time friend. As usual, I unforgivingly passed him some sarcastic remarks. U deserved that! Cos u always bully us in school and bore us with your lectures!!

Not paiseh to mention that I got my first pair of levis today! Happy cos we had 25% discount!! (Credits to the birthday boy of the month). I know its just a pair but I'm like breaming with joy from head to toe liao.

My next big target is
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THIS!!!
YAMAHA F310 (Hahahaha yeah cheapest of the lot. But who in the hell will buy a super expensive one in the beginning)

These aint my target, at least not for now, but they are really beautiful
Doves in flight
Ibanez.. Such a pretty white maserpiece.. On closer look, flower petals open at the 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th and 12th frets. Interesting!

Friday, September 02, 2005

被爱的女人

After Kelly's rendition of 被爱的女人 on Channel U's finale Superstar contest, I was woo-ed over by her crooning.. Aw... I must admit that I was touched.

Though my senior, I have never met her in person before what more listen to her sing. But I think yesterday's song was one of the two that has touched me throughout the competition. The other that made me sit up to listen was Derrick's rendition of 很想你.

Was almost to the point of desperation (MP said I was) cause I was fervently searching for that song but failed miserably. When MP said he could request it for me, I was super grateful (K I refused to admit to him though hahaha).

K dun have the lyrics (cos I'm lazy to find), but here's what I gathered from listening many times:

在镜子前 我是个被爱的女人
他站在门外 这个周末我可以依赖在他的胸怀
在情人面前 我还是单身的女人
爱不缺了缘分 我想我只能用情至深
但不能太认真

为什么被爱 有时却觉得悲哀
为什么还是害怕一个人醒来
为什么相爱 日子却仍然空白
为什么你走不到我的未来

让爱固定下来 我不会永远青春可爱
我的美丽要你的温柔帮我保留下来
让爱固定下来 我和你不要不要分开
我不要
爱一再一再彩排
我不是每次失恋后都能重新再来
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