Sing me a song, a birthday song.

In another 5 minutes, it’s going to be 26 February, otherwise known as my birthday.

Mixed bag of emotions; happy because it’s my day, a little sad, because time seems to be flying past, and I’m one step further away from being mid-twenties (which I really consider to be one of life’s prime times), and a little nostalgic because my memories seemed to fade deeper into history.

I’m not sure if I’m done being my current age. I think I’ve still got so much to see, to do and to experience! I don’t know if I want to move on to the next stage, when I’m not finished at this spot yet, ya know?

Can I be like Joey and try to strike a deal with the big guy up there, to let me remain at this age until I feel like I’m good to move forward? Please?

Oh well.

Despite my ramblings above, I do and am very thankful for family, loved one, and friends for  remembering, for your warm wishes, gifts and efforts, and most importantly, for sticking around. I hope we’ll be stuck for a long time to come.

Happy birthday to me.

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With love, kisses and hugs, me (too).


World’s looking back on 2010

After every Christmas, we look forward to ushering in the brand new year that’s filled with endless possibilities.

I’ve always personally felt that, in order to move forward, we must first examine the past. No, not to engage in self-reproach or wallow in previous spills, but to review the events and see what we have done well, what we could have done better, and apply these realizations to the new year.

Time provides one of the best distances, allowing us to better look at past events in a more objective manner, allowing us to be more truthful to ourselves.

Before I turn the examining lens to my 2010, let’s see this from a wider perspective – globally. Here’s an interesting video from Google, which nicely sums up the world’s year in under three minutes.

Reminding ourselves of the major happenings that occurred this year. Victories celebrated, challenges conquered, lessons learnt and passings mourned.

And then, we move forward.

Some Christmases never change, some do.

It’s been quiet in here. Too much thoughts, too little time to pen them.

When I write, I demand a certain standard from myself. Each entry, especially those focusing on current issues, has to be researched to ensure that the basic facts presented are accurate and error-free.

Every post has to convey my precise thoughts. If a sentence sounds or even feels slightly wrong, I persist in mulling over it – over and over again, revising it to death until it hits the right notes.

Because of this stubbornness (or some say persistence), every entry demands a substantial amount of time and effort to be invested. Time seems like a luxury these days, especially when work, family and socials are all in hot pursuit of it. It has been easy just to let this spot, simply be.

Sometimes I forget – the pleasure of writing for myself, the satisfaction it provides, but tonight, I’m discovering it all over again. Some things never change.

But some do and need to – like bringing life and colour back to this little virtual space.

In two minutes, it’s going to be Christmas, so…

Christmas 2010

Merry Christmas everyone. May this special season be filled with magic, love, joy and happiness for you. ♥

A scary, scary Halloween!

Tis’ the season to be scary, falalalala lalalala.

Opps. It’s Halloween, not Christmas yet!

My scary Halloween certainly started bright and early today at SGH for my pre-admission procedure.

Yep, I’m scheduled for surgery late next week.

I do not like needles, and am growing to detest them more as I become older.

Today’s hospital experience has just confirmed that fact. I could really feel that needle as it made its entry through my skin and seeked for its holy grail – my blood.


Anyway, have a frightfully fun Halloween!

I’ll be at my SVP’s house as she’s throwing a Halloween party, what about you?

Singapore in Olympics 2008 (Table Tennis)

Against the world powerhouse of table tennis, they have fought with grit and perseverance.

Granted that they may not be Singapore-born athletes, but they’ve done us proud with their skills and determination.

Yes, we didn’t win the gold medal.

But, what made me most proud is the fact that our team have put up a really good fight in the bid for it.

We’ve just made China’s win a whole lot tougher.

And that, in itself, is worthy.

…while beginning a new chapter.

just like most people, the beginning of a new year is always a good time for me to review happenings of yesteryear – the highlights, events or memorable moments.

in 2007:

it was through these experiences (and, of course, many others) that i’ve grew to understand myself a little better and gained further insight on people around me. good or bad, i’m thankful that i’ve survived 2007.

looking towards the future – 2008:

  • to make further advancement in career.
  • to spend more time with family and friends.
  • to try to keep my new year resolutions (yes, i’ve made a few!).
  • to blog more regularly (i realized that there might have been less than 40 posts in total for 2007, my gosh!).

yes, is coming alive again after hibernating for….goodness knows how long it has been.


welcome, 2007!

another year has passed us by. no wonder we always lament that time flies.

just like christmas eve, i’ve spent my new year eve with friends amidst our usual watering hole. the only thing different was that it was much, much messier since there were foam and string sprays aplenty.

sometime during the night, stomach flu struck me out of the blue. initially, i had thought it was my old problem of gastrics coming back to haunt me but it turned out otherwise. i don’t know which is worse – really bad gastrics or stomach flu? what luck, for it to happen on new year eve.

with the start of the new year, i think it’s only appropriate that we reflect on what has happened in the past year and think of the dreams or goals that we hope to achieve in this brand new year.

so, excuse while i go do some self-reflection and conjure up my 2007 new year resolutions.

meanwhile, have a happy new year and enjoy what’s left of the holidays.



Seasons’ Greetings

here’s wishing all of you…a very merry christmas.

seasons greetings

it has been raining almost non-stop recently.

no wonder they say god is fair. when we don’t get snow, we get rain.

once again, merry christmas everybody. may all peace and love be unto you.