Monday, March 30, 2015

A Tribute to Mr Lee Kuan Yew

This entry, as the title suggests, is my tribute to Mr Lee Kuan Yew. I won't be going into details of his life and all, it's well covered on the internet, in the press, textbooks, autobiographies, the number of  readings on him is just overwhelming . This will just be about his impact on me. My feelings and my thoughts.

Lee Kuan Yew 1923-2015


Let me start by saying, Thank you, Mr Lee Kuan Yew. Thank you.

Thank you for giving me the chance to worry about things like what movie to watch, what to have for dinner, should i take cab to work, should i tell the girl i adore that i liked her, what to get my parents for their birthdays, should i turn on the aircon and other million similar worries.

Thank you for giving me those worries instead of worries like where am i going to spend the night, when is my next meal, would i live to see the morning sun tomorrow?

All this is possible because you did all the worrying for my survival for me. I know i am not that special for you to specifically worry about. But because of your love for Singapore, and me being a Singaporean, by association, i got to enjoy the fruits of your labour.

I always loved you and the way you did the things which were necessary with conviction and clarity.

When Singapore started out, you were like a brother to the pioneer generation, digging it in, getting your hands dirty, striving together, fighting together.

Years passed and to the second generation, you were like a stern parent, guiding them, teaching them, showing them how things needed to be done and willing them on areas they were too young to understand or comprehend.

Even more years passed and to my generation, the third generation, you were like a patient grandparent. We were the younglings. We didn't experience or witness the hardships the previous two generations went through. You indulged our occasional whims with kindness but did not hesitate to right any issues which deeply concerned you. You realised we weren't open to too much control and adjusted your ways accordingly.

You have done so much for us and have so much for us to learn from.

From you, i learned that i must fight. Fight to defend what is dear to me. To not back down when things are bleak and seem improbable. To have a will of steel.

At the same time, you taught me to love. To be able to love a nation as deep as you did. To love a woman as much as you did. Your love with Madam Kwa Geok Choo was a beacon in a time when love is very much underrated and taken for granted. When you loved, you did not hold back. You gave your all. Your energy. Your time. Your thoughts.
Come, It's time to go.

You fought as hard as you loved. You loved with as much tenderness as the resolve you fought with.


You were worried that we wouldn't love Singapore as much as those who came before us and might forget all it took to get to where we are now. Don't worry. If there was anything to go by, this past week has shown how Singaporeans can come together, feel together and grieve together. The new generation has inherited your Will of Steel and will not forsake your life's work. We might not remember you so vividly and constantly in the days to come. But you will never be forgotten, fondly remembered and deeply appreciated.

To the Grandfather i never had the privilege of meeting in person, i won't promise to try to change the world like you did. But i will strive to make my life, the lives of people around me, the lives of fellow Singaporeans just a tad better.

Thank you for giving the opportunity to meet people on the world stage with an equal footing.


Thank you for giving the opportunity to be proficient in more than one language.

Thank you for giving the opportunity to have access to resources others can only dream of.

Thank you for giving the opportunity to be proud of being Singaporean.

Thank you for, even in your passing, your final act of uniting all Singaporeans as one people, one nation, one Singapore.

To end this tribute, this quote was one of many which struck me,


"As we acknowledge his passing, Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s given name in Chinese means 'light and brightness'. We would respectfully suggest that the world is a little less light and a little less bright after his passing."
Ms Tracey Martin, Deputy Leader of New Zealand First

"爷爷, 一路好走"

#RememberingLeeKuanYew #ThankYouSir #GoodbyeAndThankYou #人中之龙

Sunday, March 29, 2015

People will notice the change in your attitude towards them but will not notice their behaviour which made you change.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Loyalty is a two-way street. If i'm asking for it from you, then you're getting it from me. - Harvey Specter

Sunday, March 08, 2015

夜深人静时真的好想你。

Thursday, March 05, 2015

元宵节快乐. 元宵节 has recently became one of my favourite festivals. Simply due to how it's named.

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Joyous music every where. Only one person in my mind. The onlY.

Monday, March 02, 2015

Riddle me this.

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, March 01, 2015

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Sometimes, when i'm lost. I get reaffirmation from the least likeliest people. Thanks Cat. I will believe.

The law of attraction.

2015 - Goat vs. Ox

The year of the Goat is upon us. To be more exact, the year of the Wood Goat. As you might know, well, if you didn't already know, i was born in the year of the Ox, Wood Ox to be precise.

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 good great year. This will be the year of the jiji.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

And that's why..

..you're my bff.. i am very proud of you.. finding the blog and making the connection.. proud of you michelle ng chinlay! love you loads.. xoxo..

Sunday, February 01, 2015

爱得深, 爱得早, 都不如爱的时候刚刚好。这次时候对了吗?

January hasn't been out of the norm. It's the same old throughout, mostly. But the month ended on a high.

I went Into The Woods, no, WE went Into The Woods.

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

Just seeing a picture of you puts a smile on my face. i really wonder whY?

Saturday, January 17, 2015

3am rant.

as usual, it's one of those nights where i ought to be asleep but i'm not. no, i'm not suffering from insomnia, just a lack of feel to sleep. tired, no doubt i am, i just don't feel like sleeping yet.

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

Just in. The first day of 2015 went pretty well.

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. #TimeToStopHidingAndGetSerious ReallY.

2015

My first post of the year. Well, what can i say? Usually, it'll be some generic stuff, some new year resolution, the same old but brand new packaging. I guess i'm going to skip all that and cut to the chase.

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. #TimeToStopHidingAndGetSerious

That being said, jiji would like to wish one and all a very happy and fruitful 2015.

Friday, November 14, 2014

The first ever and much needed one on one lunch. How could soup spoon taste so wonderful?

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Nobody ever said this was gonna be easy.

Nobody ever said this was gonna be easy. I just need to make sure i remember that. Even when things don't go according to plan.

Sunday, November 09, 2014

If she's amazing, she won't be easy. If she's easy, she won't be amazing. If she's worth it, you won't give up. If you give up, you're not worthy. Truth is everybody is going to hurt you; you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.

Another Reboot.

So i spent some time doing up my blog template and what not, guess this is another restart of me writing again. I hope this will last slightly longer than the previous attempts.

Saturday, March 01, 2014

tibi, semper fidelis. amor vincit omnia.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Training is the process of getting the mind and body to the point where the heart desires.

Sunday, September 01, 2013

I want to fight for you. If fighting for you means bettering myself, then better myself i will.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

If you were a teardrop in my eye, for fear of losing you, i would never cry.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Maybe, in another universe.

Maybe, just maybe.

In another universe.
In another reality.
In another time.

You didn't disappear.
I spent these times with you.
Happy beyond words.
The days would mash into the nights and the nights into the days.
Lines of time blurred and bliss was all that remained.

As we prepare to part, we anticipate our next reunion.
Though bittersweet, the memories will be all that we have and yet sufficient to last us through.
The parting moment would be felt with so much sorrow and filled with equal, if not more, amounts of love. Darkness and light would intertwine in a beautiful melody of grey.

Sadly, no maybes.

I am in this universe.
This isn't an alternative reality.
And I am at this exact moment in time.

You disappeared.
I am alone, now and times gone by.
All anticipation which once was have been reduced to ashes.
That part of me, which you had access to, died.
That part of you, which i loved, is gone.

And if we were to ever cross paths again one day, i would tip my hat and be on my way.
What is left of me will never bear to look at what is left of you.

Maybe just maybe, that part of you is together with that part of me.
That longing would be complete.
Just not in this universe, not in this reality, not in this time.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

It really has been a journey of self discovery. I feel much stronger already.

Sunday, July 07, 2013

This struck home.

Gemini would rather be naive than know the depressing truth. Trust me. We know. We just act like we don't.

心里揪着揪着疼

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Maybe one day.

Maybe one day, you'll see past what's on the outside to see what's deep inside and see me for who i really am.

Maybe one day, it wouldn't matter how you see me on the outside as it'll reflect how i truly am deep inside.

Maybe one day.

That day is coming.

Monday, April 15, 2013

And so it begins, again. Interaction.

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

Just because you want to be treated like a princess and someone treats you like a princess, doesn't mean he's your prince.

Friday, March 08, 2013

For you? No. For me.

Sometimes, the smallest things enable people to make the biggest decisions. This is the end of Dis "For you" series.

For you.

=)

Sunday, February 24, 2013

I don't how it happened but my blog is turning to an extension of my twitter, which really doesn't make sense. I have stopped trying to intitate another blog-writing coming, considering that i've had so many failed over the years. Now, i'll just try to pen longer thoughts if this old brain of mine allows me to.
明明就不习惯牵手,为何却主动把手勾。

Thursday, January 17, 2013

For You.

落花有意随流水,流水无情恋落花。

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Sunday, November 25, 2012

For you.

For you, 生活可能不完美但这并不代表它不美。

Friday, November 23, 2012

For you.

It's tiring hearing no so often.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Timing

Timing is EVERYTHING.

The Blogger app is finally available for me!

For you.

This is for you.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

To trust, first, you need to doubt.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Thursday, May 17, 2012

If you only knew, you're all i ever wanted.
We stuff our stomaches silly because our hearts are empty.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Sometimes, it just gets so tiring.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

百世修来同船度,千世修来共枕眠.

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

I am so bad at navigation. One wrong turn and i find myself back on Memory Lane.

Sunday, May 06, 2012

I didn't choose. It was your choice which chose for me.
It's amazing the clarity that comes at 6am in the morning.

Thursday, May 03, 2012

五月天 - 我不願讓你一個人

I am freaking addicted to this song. I think i have listened to it no less than a hundred times these couple of days. It really is on mad repeat.

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
一思念就撕裂靈魂

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
怎麼為你多留一份


我不願讓你一個人 一個人在人海浮沉
我不願你獨自走過 風雨的 時分
我不願讓你一個人 承受這世界的殘忍
我不願眼淚陪你到 永恆

你走後 愛情的遺跡 像是空城
遺落你杯子手套和 笑聲
最後 你只帶走你 脆弱和單純
和我最放不下的人
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

我不願讓你一個人 一個人在人海浮沉
我不願你獨自走過 風雨的 時分
我不願讓你一個人 承受這世界的殘忍
我不願眼淚陪你到 永恆

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
只求你有快樂人生

只求命運 帶你去一段 全新的旅程
往幸福的天涯飛奔
別回頭就往前飛奔
請忘了我還 一個人

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

If you want to feed the pigeons, BRING THEM HOME!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Special delivery! I totally can feel the love! #EggsBenedict!
No #BrusselsSprouts but at least there's #Broccoli!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentine's Day is like the annual bonus. People stick around for it long enough but once it's here, they revaluate and, more often than not, decide to move on.

Friday, September 30, 2011

The thing to make happy HAPPIER!
Is the mug half full or half empty? Neither. It's all happy.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Michael Schumacher

Picture with The Legend himself. What up.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Kids

Kids, nowadays, have a Messiah Complex. The system will not fail just because you fall sick. People will pick up the slack.Things are not THAT urgent and you are not THAT important. It is just data crunching. So stop painting the self sacrificial picture.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Mondays.

The day when work normally starts. The day which i usually dread. It signals the end of the previous weekend and is an indicator of the long way to the next. Sometimes, i feel sorry for the day, disliked for no fault of it's. I shall try to like Mondays more and hope that it ends on a high. Here's to a bluetiful Monday.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

I guess we have established the fact that Karma is a bitch. Now, the question is how good can she count?
Karma is a bitch. She will get you. Eventually. Don't think that just because it's 3am in the morning, no one's watching. Big Brother is watching.

Monday, September 12, 2011

When i tell you that you deserve to be happy, it's true. I sincerely feel for you and your unrequited love. You can ask me when you see me.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

I'm sorry, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray, but your match just isn't able to make me lose sleep the way Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer's did.

US Open Men's Semi Finals 1

Novak Djokovic wins Roger Federer 3-2, after losing the first two sets. Roger really made it tough for himself but kudos to Novak for having the testicular fortitude. Balls of steel. Despite being on the back foot most of the match, Novak played with a smile and believed in himself. Attitude of a Champion.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Ok. Tony Tan won. He is now the 7th President of Singapore.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Should i catch the Europe Super Cup between Barcelona and Porto? Nah. Don't think so. Tonight, sleep reigns.
I feel like catching Tavia tomorrow.
我有可能会眼花,偶尔会口花花,但我的心绝对一点都不花。

Friday, August 26, 2011

Having KFC breakfast is the perfect way to start a Friday, pity there isn't any hash brown.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Android really should have a proper blogging app. The one by Google is not available on my phone yet and that totally sucks.
It is interesting to know that a lot of people in Singapore boil their water before drinking when we have one of the cleanest sources around.

Saturday, July 02, 2011

One Week Anniversary

My first post from my Samsung Galaxy S2. It's been a week since i made the transition from my trusty old Nokia N95 8GB and i'm loving it! This is so going to make me blog so much more frequently.

Honey, i'm home!

Friday, February 25, 2011

It has been a very long while since I last saw you. I miss you. It's been long. Too long.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

It's that time of the year again. I miss you.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

My Nokia N95 8GB is dying. I feel like changing my phone but I have no idea what to change to.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

It is not as easy to blog on the phone as it is easy to tweet on the phone. The blogging interface took me so long to post that i almost gave up. It's not user friendly at all.

Monday, December 20, 2010

No two people or things have the same level of importance or emotional weightage. I should stop treating them like they do.
Maybe i should get a new phone. Yihan's phone was low on battery so he borrowed mine and wanted to record something. After fiddling for a while, he finally gave up and asked me for help. Dude, my phone is a Nokia N95 8GB. It does not have a touchscreen.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

I am so disappointed that I feel like crying.

Friday, May 28, 2010

成功男人背后永远有个支持他的女人,可是成功女人背后总有道无法磨灭的伤痕.
Carrie always said my blog is full of football stuff. So, to not disappoint her, this is my ARSENAL wallpaper. Kindly contributed by Wee Keat.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

After finishing the University of London's Principles of Banking and Finance paper yesterday, I was walking out of Singapore Expo Hall 9 when I saw this.
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.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

hey buddy, thanks for the call. a very simple but deeply appreciated gesture. =)

Friday, April 23, 2010

if only i were to meet you now, we would have been a better fit.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

周杰伦 - 我不配

这街上太拥挤
太多人有秘密
玻璃上有雾气
在背影照进过去
你脸上的情绪
在怀念那场雨
这小弄太过完全 走不回过这里
这日子孤单里 又班驳了结局
剩下半空回忆的我在大房子
第一眼的注意
更遥远的距离
感情没有对手戏你跟自己下棋
还来不及
仔细心细
写下你的关于
描述我如何爱你
你却微笑的离我而去

这感觉已经不对
我努力在挽回
一些些应给的体贴
但感觉我没给
你如此碎的愿望
很卑微 在凋谢
是我忽略你不过要的安慰

这感觉已经不对
我最后才了解
一页页不能翻阅
但情节你好累
你我的卑微为我掉过几次泪而憔悴
而我心碎你受罪你的美
我不配

我不配 on loop in my head after meeting
曾愷玹

The day I met 曾愷玹

曾愷玹
曾愷玹 again
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

The Mob

Yesterday, I was waiting for a bus at Serangoon Bus Interchange. The bus i was waiting for was 101, beside it was the queue for 315. There were people in both queues and quite a number of people gathered around the head of the queue. Bus 101 came and stopped in front of the queue. People in the queues started to make a move.

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

I am a famer.

For all who want fame, please approach me! We will all be famers.

I am fat and I game.

Friday, February 26, 2010

I caught the quarterfinals match of the Dubai Open between Ivan Ljubicic and Novak Djokovic. It ended in a Djokovic victory, 4-6, 6-4, 6-0. Ljubicic played well. He held his serve and broke Djokovic's, twice. The moment his serve got broken, he lost the set, lost the remaining of his serves and lost the game.

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

i'm not going to say much.. but if you're thinking of shopping.. this is a good webbie to go to.. =)

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Wednesday, January 06, 2010

hey gabe, if you are ever reading this, know that i will always miss you. hope you're rocking the house down in canada.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

I just had to say this.

HUNTER X HUNTER is back.!!!!

wooohooo~~~!!! =)

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

I finally completed Dragon Age: Origins. It really was not bad, quite good. The only pity is there wasn't more dragons for me to slay. I am looking forward to the sequel already. Maybe I should start on my other games OR play it one more time! =)

Monday, November 30, 2009

You were my first.

But I had to let you go.

Circumstances did not allow the alternative.

I despair at my own inability.

May we meet again.

Until then, know that I love you.