Jay Chou's songs have had a huge impact on chinese pop culture but the song in the previous post has an even greater impact on me. Riddle me this. WhY?
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Being an Ox in this year of the Goat isn't exactly the best thing, according to Chinese Zodiac terms. As the Ox is the second sign, with the Goat being the eighth, Ox and Goat are directly opposite one another. Head on. Two herbivores head on could only mean one thing. Not enough food for one another.
The predictions for Ox are quite bad, the worst among all twelve signs.
Being at work for the first two days of the chinese new year. Getting injured, of sorts, and bleeding on the first day. Hearing somewhat disturbing updates on the third day. I do believe that the negative quota is up. And i will continue moving and fighting with a positive mindset. Opportunities present themselves in challenging times. So instead of viewing this year as something to beat me down with a stick, i choose to believe this instead.
Why must it be Goat vs Ox? Two herbivores. We can be good friends.
This will be a watershed year. One to elevate from being good to being great. This will be a
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Sunday, February 01, 2015
It has been a while since i caught a movie at Orchard Cineleisure and even longer since i had so much excitement for a movie date. We missed the beginning of the movie due to dinner. If it was up to me, i really wouldn't mind missing the entire movie either, the company was awesome.
I really enjoyed the evening and hope the same can be said for you too. And yes, i will get your screen protector up.
Into the woods and awaY!
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Saturday, January 17, 2015
the constant struggle between a new beginning and old ties is tiring. i always had difficulty letting go and moving on. the constant nagging 'what a pity..' quite literally eats me up but today i had a new thought though. if i can't do what's hard and difficult, how can i prove that this is what i really want?
for once, i'm not even gonna ask anyone on this. just decide, by me and myself.
i'm sorry but it's time i let you go. you really aren't that good for me and it's time i stopped deluding myself. good Bye. i'm gonna miss you.
Thursday, January 01, 2015
A first date on the first day of the new year.
I hope this will continue to a second and a third and a fourth and a fifth...
It's incredible how comfortable and grounded it could feel, albeit the inevitable awkward moments.
Sporting and flexible. No need for fancy food and hipster cafes. Just simple and good old Bak Chor Mee and ice cream. Chatting from the coffeeshop to a neighbourhood restaurant.
It feels good. Real good.
2015. The year which i turn 30. Though i've been legal, adult and what not for a couple of years already. Turning 30 will be different and will put things into perspective. All that talk about 30 is the new 20, to me, is rubbish. 30 is 30, there's no two ways about it. It's time i start acting it.
To conclude this extremely short first post of the year, there are two directions i want to and hope to embark towards. First, i'll want to enjoy the moment, count my blessings, appreciate the people important to me more and make sure they know it. Secondly, i am going to man up, stop hiding (please insert jokes with references to me being huge and unable to hide at all), do the hard stuff, make the difficult decisions and just dig in when it gets tough.
2014 was about being #YOLO. 2015 is still about being #YOLO but with self challenging and thankful elements to it.
That being said, jiji would like to wish one and all a very happy and fruitful 2015.
Friday, November 14, 2014
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Sunday, November 09, 2014
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Sunday, September 01, 2013
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
In another reality.
In another time.
This isn't an alternative reality.
And I am at this exact moment in time.
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Sunday, July 07, 2013
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Monday, April 15, 2013
I'm bored. And i'm in the train. So i thought to myself. What a perfect time to blog and pen my thoughts!
Recently, i've been looking back on certain instances when a joke almost developed into a feisty situation. It usually is a fine fine line between humour and insensitivity.
When people get comfortable, they open up. The act of opening up shows trust. Trust that you're free to express your view and that it'll be taken with a pinch of salt, without it being personal.
Sadly, that isn't always the case. Both parties may not be on the same page. One might feel more comfortable than the other actually is. And when in a group chat setting, where messages are communicated without tone of voice, pauses and facial expressions, one is often misunderstood.
The onus is on the individual to try not to say anything which might provoke a unfriendly retort. Unless you're out to hurt, then by all means let it rip.
And if we're the one receiving the information, try to give the other party the benefit of doubt. The relationship would have been at a certain level before one might feel comfortable so why jeopardise all that with the misunderstanding of a careless remark?
In this day and age, loads of our communication takes place digitally. Let us practice digital social etiquette. Digital communication is here to stay, we might as well make it productive and enjoyable.
ps. suddenly, i'm reminded of 宫心计's 刘三好's famous saying, "做好事, 说好话, 存好心".
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Friday, March 08, 2013
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Friday, June 29, 2012
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Sunday, May 06, 2012
Thursday, May 03, 2012
你說呢 明知你不在 還是會問
空氣 卻不能代替你 出聲
習慣 像永不癒合 的固執傷痕
把相片 讓你能保存 多洗一本
毛衣 也為你準備多 一層
但是 你孤單時刻 安慰的體溫
我不願你獨自走過 風雨的 時分
你走後 愛情的遺跡 像是空城
最後 你只帶走你 脆弱和單純
也許未來 你會找到 懂你疼你 更好的人
下段旅程 你一定要 更幸福豐盛
我不願你獨自走過 風雨的 時分
你說呢 明知你不在 還是會問
只因 習慣你滿足的 眼神
只是 我最後一個 奢求的可能
只求命運 帶你去一段 全新的旅程
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Monday, February 13, 2012
Friday, September 30, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Monday, September 19, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Saturday, July 02, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
I have to admit it. This really requires some kahunas. How often do you throw away your notes right after you walk out of the examination venu? Like what I once tweeted about, it ain't over until the fat lady sings. But sometimes, the fat lady sings the wrong tune and hits all the wrong notes. I would like to see the faces of the owners of these notes in three months time IF the worst case scenario happened.
Thursday, May 06, 2010
Wednesday, May 05, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
我不配 on loop in my head after meeting 曾愷玹
曾愷玹's side profile. I really could not tell the difference.
Today was the day I met 曾愷玹.
Ok, maybe not her but someone who looks so similar that it just totally feels like her.
I was on a bus, minding my own business, wondering where in the world did my earphones disappeared to when SHE appeared. Yes. Her. Not S.H.E but 曾愷玹. The wind was knocked out of me before I was even able to react.
I had noticed her performances in 不能說的秘密 but what really caught my eye was her appearance in 周杰倫's 我不配 music video. People who karaoke with me often, meaning Wee Keat, Ee Suan, Junming can attest to me choosing this song all the time. I watch more of the music video and leave the singing to them. The scene where she's playing with Jay on the bed is mindblowing.
To see someone who is a splitting image of her is like watching her walk out of the television set and into real life. NO. I AM NOT COMPARING HER TO SADAKO. DON'T EVEN GO THERE. She was standing right in front of me, less than a metre away. It was a very surreal experience. She had really big eyes with really long eyelashes and a mesmerising smile. How can someone be so perfect?
Well, she was perfect until I saw the guy next to her. I could accept a Jay or a Show, but Joe? She was looking into his eyes with so much love and affection that I was traumatised. I would really need to schedule a session with my psychaitrist soon. Somehow, the Average Joe always have ALL the luck.
This would be me suffering the classic symptoms of the I-REALLY-HAVE-NO-IDEA-WHAT-SHE-SEES-IN-HIM syndrome. Sophie tried explaining to me that in Elements of Social Applied Psychology, they explained this syndrome. Something along the lines where when a mismatch occurs, we detect it immediately. For me, the voice in my head just keeps going What The Fuck?!³. It's like how Neo is able to detect a Deja Vu in the Matrix so easily.
She got off in Sengkang. The bus stop she alighted at indicated she lived pretty close to my friend. So near and yet so many lightyears away. She left me wishing to Santa Claus/Easter Bunny/Tooth Fairy/财神爷/月老/My Fairy Godmother for the same luck Joe got. I promise to be a good kid for a very very very very long time.
All in all, I'm glad I got to see her. It will be the closest I will ever get to meeting someone like that. It was anything but a boring bus ride. Now, where did I place my earphones again?
Friday, April 09, 2010
At this point of time, the people in the queue for 101 took a few steps and stopped. The door of the bus was open. The driver looked at them, the people looked back at him but nobody took any action. Everyone was standing still and I wondered what was happening. The driver looked behind and saw Bus 315 behind.
I knew something was amiss and made a run for it but I could not get to the bus at all. The people who were standing around apparently were all waiting for 315. Everyone was waiting for 315, including the people in the queue for 101. Can anyone please explain to me, if you're waiting for 315, why are you standing in the queue for 101? Moron.
They were sticking close to one another, so afraid of people getting past and to the front. These people exhibited good defending, good positional awareness and a never give up attitude. These people were ugly Singaporeans. They totally didn't take other people into consideration. If I was a football manager, I will get them to play as defenders. Their defending was so good even Messi would not have been able to get through. This was a water tight defence. Silvestre, please take note, it would be good if you learned to defend like that.
Before I know it, the driver closed the door and drove off. I made a run for it to the next bus stop. Luckily, luck was on my side this time and I got it. I am just sick to my stomach how people can be so inconsiderate.
This has been a very watered down and mellow account of what happened yesterday. If you're wondering whether I was exploding with expletives, the answer is YES. A certain Miss Sophie Lim heard the outburst and can testify to having heard me on the verge of exploding, or rather, exploded. So for all you ugly Singaporeans out there, please play nice unless you're looking to be crushed under a huge mass anytime soon.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
Ljubicic was very patient in the beginning, bided his time and waited for an opening. Ljubicic, the ex world number 3 looked like upsetting the tie, the fans and Djokovic to grab a totally unexpected win. But that was not to be. Ljubicic started to get aggressive, wanting to end the tie quickly, he started making runs to the net, trying drop shots and slices. Djokovic immediately capitalised, making Ljubicic run, made Ljubicic make mistakes by the truckload and himself playing some great tennis.
In the end, Ljubicic's body and luck lost out to Djokovic's. I guess Djokovic winning was an inevitability but Ljubicic did not deserve to lose 6-0 in the last set. When Djokovic broke Ljubicic's first serve of the third set, Ljubicic had a glazed look. His gaze was hollow. He had a look of resignation. His body language only asked for the match to be ended quickly. I felt so sad for him. One of the saddest recently, besides for myself of course. His will to win was gone. What was so close ended up being so far.
Djokovic ended the match quickly and put him out of his misery. It was cruel but this is tennis.
Monday, February 01, 2010
Wednesday, January 06, 2010
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
I learnt quite abit of Boon Chyuan's recent past today. There really is technique in asking questions the correct way. He was more forthcoming with things he had been keeping from us, maybe due to my neverending stories. Both of them really laughed their asses off.
On a more serious note, Boon Chyuan really showed me a whole new perspective of the incident. One perspective I had not thought about before. I guess the situation could have been handled better and it would have been much more pleasant. Sometimes, things just don't go our way. Even though this incident could have been improved from a much earlier time, it still screwed up. Too little too late, not that it's too big a deal now.
Thursday, October 08, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Friday, July 03, 2009
Overall, this was a not bad incamp training but it could have been better without the emergence of "The Active". What is "The Active"? "The Active" is a being who despite being a NS Man acted like a NSF. This term can be applied to any officer, specialist or man. In this incident, The Active is referred to a certain specialist. Usually The Active has the uncanny ability to rub reservists in the wrong way. The higher the rank, the bigger the number of people affected. I'll skip the details but it ended with another specialist of a higher appointment indirectly apologising for him and trying to get the rest of the people to understand. Now, that would have been avoided if The Active had asked nicely, not brought his temper, attitude and rank to a perfectly fine working environment with the rules of the game being unspoken. All I can say to him is "Chill, Dude.".
Ah Gu and his hangover.
The reservist ended with a cohesion at Tampines Safra, having the standard bowling and archery itinerary. Bowling and archery was something we were never too fond off, we chose to play DOTA instead. It had been nearly 3 years since I had played. I don't even remember what to or not to do anymore. The majority of the guys on my team were either new, lousy or totally out of touch, with me being the lousy one. It was not a bad game of DOTA but a pathetic one. We were trashed, owned and destroyed. Somehow, it did bring a desire to pick up DOTA all over again but thankfully the desire disappeared after the third second it was brought back.
After outprocessing, we had lunch at Ah Gu's workplace, the Nihon Mura at Tampines Stadium. The place is quite crowded for a friday afternoon though. There are quite a few kids around, guess that could be due to the schools around in a heartland area. Lunch was just the few of us from the same batch, me, Mark, Leonard, Koon, Gu and Zhiyuan. We practically ordered everything on the menu. Some of the sashimi was not too fresh but the salmon and tuna was not too bad. The fresh grey prawns are a must try! I always thought that they should be cooked but I was glad I tried it due to constant coaxing from Zhiyuan. Food is one thing I can trust him on. The grey prawns totally did not have the prawny smell usually associated with not too fresh prawns, maybe due to the freshness of it. The taste and texture of the prawns were brilliant. I would never have stopped if not for the fact that I hated to deshell it by hand or rather, Zhiyuan's hands. The chicken wings were good too, even though it was just seasoned with salt and pepper. The taste of the chicken was really brought out well without anything overpowering it. Another favourite of mine were the hotate mentai and iwatako mentai, the cheese on top of it was to die for. Besides all the standard menu items, we had a lot of special items due to Gu and his colleague connections. The only regret for all these was that too much eating and we totally forgot about photograph taking. I just got to do this again sometime soon.
Me and Koon's R6 2006
Me and Zhiyuan's Honda
I realised I look quite good on a bike therefore I should go get one.
We caught Tansformers: Revenge of the Fallen after lunch. Koon had to go as he had something on with his cousin.
What's up with this? =P
Since we had a little time before the movie, we had some good old coffee bean frappes and even more chatting.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen had a good soundtrack, lots of action, lots of Megan Fox, lots of Shia LaBeouf. Have I mentioned Megan Fox is so hot she sizzles? Her eyes are just so.. so.. perfect! Shia LaBeouf is super cute too!
Storywise, there isn't really one. I thought Optimus was too strong at the end, he should get his trailer. Megatron should have been renamed Galvatron and everything seemed so simple without any difficulty for anyone. Nonetheless, I would catch it again, not for the story though.
It was a good day with the guys and we really should do it again soon.
Due to the lovely reservist I just had, I have not gamed for a very long time, therefore I need new games soon!
I am so supposed to meet my bestie for dinner tomorrow but since she is always so busy, I guess that is another rain check. ps. to bestie, if you are reading this, i'm not always the one standing you up! =P
After everything, I do miss You.
Thursday, July 02, 2009
Four years down the road, I finally tried it. The Jalan Kayu Branch.
Dinner with Mark was good. That would be because the company was good. It has been nearly a year since we met up, had dinner and just chatted. Sadly, the food was not as good as I had hoping for it to be. Service was terrible, if there was any service to begin with. The famous ribs were quite normal. Drinks were normal. Dessert, too, was normal. The only saving grace were the Buffalo Wings. Overall, it was a rather overpriced bill for a rather common experience. 40bucks per person should have gotten something better somewhere else. I should not have stepped in to this place at all. At least, I would have been left wanting and not have all hopes dissolved this way.