Friday, November 24, 2006

OH MY GOD! PELE'S COMING TO TP! Man, the greatest footballer of all-time! He truly revolutionised The Beautiful Game; he's the reason why its so big all around the world today. Man, I can't wait to see the man himself in the flesh. Man, oh man. Can't wait.

366 days since Grad Nite. How things have changed.

i heard the crickets at 7:08 pm


Saturday, November 18, 2006

Tug-Of-War was fun. Man, what an adrenaline rush. Pity about the first game; we could have won. Luck just wasn't on our side. Second match didn't offer as much of a kick. Over too quickly. Felt good to win, but it would have tasted sweeter had we been pushed harder for it. Ohwell. A win's a win. No complaints.

Still working on my swing. Still aching pretty bad.

Itching for football tonight. Can't wait.

i heard the crickets at 6:22 pm


Friday, November 17, 2006

Ferenc Puskas. One of the greatest ever footballers. He's succumbed to pneumonia, after two long months. I was surprised to say the least, when I heard. Yet another terrible loss for the football world. He could easily make it into any All-time World XI, no problem at all, just like all the other now departed legends. Garrincha. George Best. Stanley Matthews. Bobby Moore. They brought joy to the world the only way they knew how; football in its purest form.

Best of the best. They will be missed.

i heard the crickets at 11:46 pm


Thursday, November 16, 2006

Should've brought my belt. Should've choosen a smarter shirt. Man, I looked like a doofus.

It went ratherly smoothly otherwise. Didn't stumble too much. Had relevant stuff to say. Impressed (I think) with my keeping up with the news. But that one moron spoiled it somewhat. Fidget. Couldn't keep his under-the-breath-mutterings just that. Didn't stop insisting that his points were definitely right. Man, how does he make any friends? Obnoxious idiot.

Aside from that, it was pretty good. Frank discussion. We should have more of this. Yea. World Issues next sem? Why not?

i heard the crickets at 11:20 pm


Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Well. You'ld think they've at least heard of Casual Fridays (or Tuesdays, or Mondays, or Everydays). Shesh.

Busy busy busy. I'm beat.

i heard the crickets at 9:51 pm


Tuesday, November 14, 2006

I don't do reposts. But this was pretty neat. Found it off a blog of a friend of Marcus, via his post.

1. Guys hate sluts.
2. "Hey, are you busy?" or "Are you doing something?" ~ two phrases guys open with to stop from stammering on the phone.
3. Guys may be flirting around all day but before they go to sleep, they always think about the girl they truly care about.
4. Before they call, guys try to plan out a little about what they're gonna say so there aren't awkward pauses, but once he's on the phone he forgets it all and makes it up as he goes.
5. Guys go crazy over a girl's smile.
6. Guys will do anything just to get you to notice him.
7. Guys hate it when you talk about your ex-boyfriend or ex love-interest. Unless they're goin for the let-her-complain-to-you-and-then-have-her-realize-how-wonderful-and-nice-you-are method.
8. A guy who likes you wants to be the only guy you talk to.
9. Boyfriends need to be reassured often that they're still loved.
10. Don't talk about your guy friends to your boyfriend.
11. Guys get jealous easily.
12. Guys are more emotional than they'd like people to think.
13. Giving a guy a hanging message like "You know what?!..uh...nevermind.." would make him jump to a conclusion that is far from what you are thinking. And he'll assume he did something wrong and he'll obsess about it trying to figure it out.
14. Guys are good flatterers when courting but they usually stammer when they talk to a girl they really like.
15. Guys hate asking parents for money to buy girls presents. So they come up with ideas like saving their lunch money for a week. But it never works because guys are always hungry so they end up asking the parents for money anyway.
16. Girls are guys' weaknesses.
17. Guys are very open about themselves.
18. It's good to test a guy first before you trust him. But don't let him wait too long.
19. Your best friend, whom your boyfriend seeks help from about his problems with you may end up being admired by your boyfriend.
20. If a guy tells you about his problems, he just needs someone to listen to him. You don't need to give advice.
21. A usual act that proves that the guy likes you is when he teases you.
22. Guys love you more than you love them if they are serious in your relationships.
23. Guys will brag about anything.
24. Guys use words like hot or cute to describe girls. We rarely use beautiful. If a guy uses that, he likes you.
25. Guys think WAY too much. One small thing a girl does, even if she doesn't notice it can make the guy think about it for hours, trying to figure out what it meant.
26. Guys seek for advice from girls not other guys. Because most guys think alike, so if one guy's confused, then we're all confused.
27. Any guy could write out a rulebook or advice book for flirting, but no guy can write out a book about relationships.
28. Try to be as straightforward as possible.
29. A guy has to experience rejection, because if he's too-good-never-been-busted, never been in love and hurt, he won't be mature and grown up.
30. If the guy does something stupid in front of the girl, he will think about it for the next couple days or until the next time he spends time with the girl.
31. No matter how much guys talk about asses and boobs, personality is key.
32. Guys learn from experience not from the romance books that girls read and take as their basis of experience.
33. Guys worry about the thin line between being compassionate and being whipped.
34. If a guy looks unusually calm and laid back, he's probably faking it and is spazzing inside.
35. When a guy says he is going crazy about the girl, he really is. Guys rarely say that.
36. When a guy asks you to leave him alone, he's just actually saying, "Please come and listen to me."
37. Guys don't really have final decisions.
38. If a guy starts to talk seriously, listen to him. It doesn't happen that often, so when it does, you know something's up.
39. If your best guy friend seems to avoid you or is never around when you're with your boyfriend, he's probably jealous and likes you.
40. When a guy looks at you for longer than a second, he's definitely thinking something.
41. Guys like femininity not feebleness.
42. Guys don't like girls who punch harder than they do.
43. A guy has more problems than you can see with your naked eyes.
44. Don't be a snob. Guys can be intimidated and give up easily.
45. Everything in moderation. Put on makeup, wear perfume. Just not too much.
46. Guys talk about girls more than girls talk about guys.
47. Guys hate rejection, but they hate being led on even more.
48. Guys really think that girls are strange and have unpredictable decisions and are MAD confusing but somehow are drawn even more to them.
49. A guy would give his left nut to be able to read a girl's mind for a day.
50. No guy can handle all his problems by his own. He's just too stubborn to admit it
51. Not all guys are jackasses. Just because ONE is a jackass doesnt mean he represents ALL of us.

Ok. I'm hungry.

i heard the crickets at 5:59 pm


Monday, November 13, 2006

"A Good Year". Bloody brilliant really. Good sustained pace, charming wit, vibrant colours and excellent cinematography. What more can you ask for?


"Your childhood memories... Are they good memories?"


"They're grand."

i heard the crickets at 11:15 pm


Wednesday, November 08, 2006

For some reason or another, my sinuses are back to plague me. But I'm pretty much fine, save for the drowsiness that seems to grow with each successive sneeze.

Anyway, the trip back to TMS was a waste of time. The General Office didn't have it, and Ms Shirin's on sick leave, and for two weeks too. Argh. All this trouble for one bloody piece of paper.

Met Mdm Liang, my Chinese teacher in Upper Secondary, on the bus home. And we talked about school. It got me thinking about my former teachers, like Mr Chong, who taught me Chinese in Primary 5. I think his lessons were the very first Chinese lessons I ever enjoyed. Sure, he had a terrible temper, but he was entertaining, and made Chinese simple and strangely enough, applicable. Now, why did I suddenly think about him? Well, its simple enough. You see, I've seen him around pretty often lately, probably since he's retired, but not once have I said "Hi". Each and every time I pass him, his eyes have that flicker of recognisation. He knows me from somewhere, sometime. I can see it, I can feel it. But no acknowledgement, nothing. Pass him without a word, like just anyone on the street, and carry on with my mindless chores. For all his hard work, he doesn't deserve this. Assignments, deadlines... to hell with them.

One word, just one. That's all I need.

i heard the crickets at 5:14 pm


Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Alright. I got accepted. Finally. But then again, it just means I've simply moved on to the probation stage. Not too different from where I started out, to be honest. I've still got plenty of work to do, to get anywhere.

On the way to school, through the park as I always do, the breeze brought me many old friends. Cherished memories from childhood. It felt good to breathe again, to live anew. And it got me thinking about what I've done, about what I'm doing, about where I'm going. Am I chasing after the right goals? Am I where I want to be? Am I truly happy doing what I'm doing? Will I be truly happy doing what I'll be doing? Am I the son, brother or friend I always wanted to be? I don't know, I don't know at all. And I may never get to know the answers to all, if any, of them. But it doesn't matter; to have re-examined my life, to have contemplated, I feel alive again.

The breeze. It helps me think.

i heard the crickets at 10:36 pm


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