Got back late from the library, and I'm sure glad I did. Aside from the West Ham-Charlton football game (4-0 to the Addicks!), I managed to catch this bit of the Ireland-England Six Nations game. Rugby. Sure, I didn't get to see any crunching tackles, or superb running tries, but what I did get to see left an even deeper impression. The Irish in full voice, rocking Croke Park to its very foundations. On this important ground in Irish history, the anthems whipped up a maelstrom of pride and emotion from the men in green, reducing even the big forwards in the line-up to tears. What it means to them to represent their country. Electrifying. Made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. Imagine then if I was there in person. Or better still, imagine the National Stadium in full voice, bellowing in pride along with our Lions. Magic.
Sports. Brilliant. Just brilliant. Love it.
i heard the crickets at 12:16 pm
Friday, February 23, 2007
Had a little problem writing this down along with my last post. Found the quiz off Andrea's blog, and with her sudden interest in quizzes, decided to try it out, just for a laugh. The results are pretty... interesting, to say the least.
Its been a long day. In fact, I think its been a long week. Late nights, early mornings. To be honest, its been tiring, and as a dear friend pointed out, I'm probably wrecking my health. Its probably not as doomsday-ic as the observation might suggest, but I'll admit, I could be doing a lot more taking care of myself.
i heard the crickets at 10:48 pm
The Keys to Your Heart
You are attracted to those who have a split personality - cold as ice on the outside but hot as fire in the heart.
In love, you feel the most alive when your lover is creative and never lets you feel bored.
You'd like to your lover to think you are optimistic and happy.
You would be forced to break up with someone who was emotional, moody, and difficult to please.
Your ideal relationship is lasting. You want a relationship that looks to the future... one you can grow with.
Your risk of cheating is zero. You care about society and morality. You would never break a commitment.
You think of marriage as something precious. You'll treasure marriage and treat it as sacred.
In this moment, you think of love as something you thirst for. You'll do anything for love, but you won't fall for it easily.
Ok. So I did forget to mention. Happy belated birthday ChuanLiang!
The annual family movie today. "Just Follow Law". Little's changed in Jack Neo's films. Highlight a couple of issues close to the heart of the everyday Singaporean, add in liberal amounts of jokes, with a dash of melodramatic emotion, and voila! Easy-to-digest-consumer-friendly-money-spinning-run-of-the-mill movies! Nothing wrong with doing this of course, but its been some 10 movies now. 10 movies with the exact same formula, a formula that has been done ad nauseam. Surely its time to up the ante, and bring something new to the table? I'm done with being bored. Lets have more smashing movies shall we? Movies that touch the heart, that remind us of our humanity, that feed not just the brain, but also the soul. To have every movie be brilliant, that would be the day eh?
i heard the crickets at 10:15 pm
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Hey! Happy New Year y'all! Its been a crazy few days. Caught "Ghost Rider" with the class on Friday. It was disappointing. Uneven pacing, weak character development, corny lines, and an over-reliance on special effects ruined it. Hardcore fans of the comic must have felt robbed. What a waste of what is a fantastic premise for a story for all comic buffs (yours truly included), and it isn't surprising that the critics have ripped into it. Hey Hollywood! A bit more effort please!
Stayed out the whole night to chat. Funny how we're finding more rubbish to talk about.
Didn't sleep much yesterday, what with the spring cleaning and all. Even with the lack of sleep, it was rewarding to finally get my stuff in order, and in time too for the countdown. First session of the IR. Plenty more rounds to go. =D
Visiting today. Good to see some of the cousins today. Missed out on the rest due to timing. =\ Perhaps tomorrow. Ohwell. We'll see.
i heard the crickets at 6:28 pm
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Woke up feeling pretty lousy. With a splitting headache to go with it. Visit to the family GP confirmed it. Fever, caused possibly by a throat infection. Mom thinks its all down to the lack of sleep. I don't know. Perhaps it is.
Everyone's down with something, everyone save Mom. Dad's mood has darkened pretty much since he got the flu, and he's been giving us a reminder of the explosiveness of the family temper, not that we needed any reminding. =\
i heard the crickets at 12:04 am
Monday, February 12, 2007
People at home falling sick. I might be next. =\
Hmmm. And it seems thats not the only bug going around. Doesn't it just warm your heart to know that some bugger in school so idiotically infected all of IT School's computers with a nice little Trojan horse? And a Trojan horse that does nothing but unleash mayhem on unsuspecting innocents too? Fantastic isn't it? A year's work on the line...
If I ever find that bugger, I'm so gonna kill him, or her. Whoever.
i heard the crickets at 11:02 pm
Sunday, February 11, 2007
Its been an awfully boring day. After two whole days outside, I feel like a caged bird today. Didn't manage to get up for market, so missed my Sunday prata. Feels pretty odd without it. Yea.
Tell me people. Deja vu: how normal a phenomenon is it? How often does it strike you? Is there ever such a thing as too much deja vu? These questions have been bugging me quite a bit. 2 or 3 weeks back, for a fortnight or so, I experienced deja vu almost every single frigging day. And to top it off, the dreams I had weren't pleasant ones. I saw death in those dreams. Not of people I know, but of the people you walk past everyday and don't give a hoot about. I saw people dying very violent deaths, and it felt real. The world felt real. Most of my deja vu experiences start off with dreams, and there's this nagging worry that what I saw in those dreams will happen, and pretty soon too. Its gnawing away at me. I hope its just some frigging stupid dreams. But I don't know. I just don't.
i heard the crickets at 11:26 pm
Thursday, February 08, 2007
You're happy. That's all that matters. Full stop.
To y'all collecting results tomorrow, good luck!
i heard the crickets at 7:24 pm
Sunday, February 04, 2007
WE'VE DONE IT! WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS! Things looked bleak when the Thais put themselves ahead midway through the first half. But like on Saturday against Malaysia, we showed our mental fortitude in coming back. Khairul Amri's well-taken goal putting us on level terms on the night, and 3-2 up on aggregate. When the final whistle rang into the night, the whole estate went bananas in a collective roar. Man, its brilliant, just brilliant. Majulah Singapura!
i heard the crickets at 10:56 pm
You're happy. Its probably not me though. But it doesn't matter. You're happy. And its enough for me.
I love your smile. You tell me its all a charade, that your smiles don't come from the heart. But imagine how I would feel if your smiles did come from the heart? I love your smile.
Slept pretty late last night, so I was pretty surprised to find myself awake on my own, barely hours after finally managing to fall asleep. The first thing I was conscious of was this huge, and very crushing, wave of emotion, and it pretty much wrecked the rest of my day. Mom kinda guessed I was going through a rotten day; she packed me off for home even though there was grocery shopping still to be done.
Negative emotions breed negative feelings and thoughts. I've let negativity take control, and its just wrecked me. Wake up feeling bad, and I let it affect my whole day. Its pretty much self-inflicted I guess. And I'm tired of it. I just want this weight off, this monkey to get off my back. Its time I stopped wallowing in self-doubt and reproachment, and start believing in myself. Its time for me to step out of my comfort zone, time to step up and confront my fear. Its time for me to move on with my life. I don't want regrets. I'll take my chances.
i heard the crickets at 6:02 pm
If only for a short while, our cares, our responsibilities were carried away by the breeze. Instead, there we were, parking our rears on the kerb. And so we sat there, and talked the hours away. Candid humour, if there was ever such a thing. We ought to do it more often, but then as one of the guys so astutely pointed out, you just can't replicate it. Its a lot like writer's inspiration. It just happens. And though it may be true that what we talked about wasn't the stuff of magic, it did help us learn more about ourselves and each other, and we came off feeling better for it. Candid humour. What could be better?
i heard the crickets at 1:15 am
Thursday, February 01, 2007
There's just so much I want to say, so much I want to say to you. I just don't know how to say it.
i heard the crickets at 11:48 pm
Ginger & Garlic
I muse. You suffer. =)
TMS NPCC 2304
TP FBI C155
Manchester United Diehard
(in this order)