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Archive for October, 2009

my niece

gonna miss her for the next two weeks..

 

yay

yay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ahhh

ahhh

 

arrmmmm...

arrmmmm...

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Late night cup of frappuccino is doing wonders to my body and mind.

 

I’ve been thinking that the previous blog title sounds too pessimistic, so something must be done. The thing is, I can’t figure out a really nice name at this point, even with the caffeine kicking in.

 

So am putting this temporary one till something else makes the cut. Any suggestions?

 

On a lighter note, I’ll be flying off tomorrow morning! Two weeks in Yunnan! Yippee~ =D

 

Backpack’s sitting ready in a corner of the room, dying (i swear) to get onto the flight. I’m not carrying my lappie though, so will try to update as and when possible and pictures will only be uploaded when I’m back.

 

Meanwhile, work hard and play harder! Adios!

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ubin again

taken with 50mm, 1.8 lens..

 

"sexy" legs =P

"sexy" legs =P

 

self explanatory

self explanatory

 

the rain caught us

the rain caught us

 

satisfied with 2nd round of breakfast

satisfied with 2nd round of breakfast

 

bikes bikes everywhere

bikes bikes everywhere

 

PU8D vroom vroom vroom

PU8D vroom vroom vroom

 

love the depth of field!

love the depth of field!

 

mak hitam and friend

mak hitam and friend

 

introducing..... JACK!!

introducing..... JACK!!

 

haha.. caught it!

haha.. caught it!

 

over but the colour's nice

over but the colour's nice

 

another floral shot to end this entry

another floral shot to end this entry

 

Have a good work week! =)

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这一天,我起床,脑海里的第一个念头顿时让我很失落。

 

再多三个月,我就27了……

 

27距离30好近好近,近得我就想那样躺在床上,希望这一切都是梦。

 

当然,是做白日梦。

 

奇怪,人为什么这么怕老?

 

我振作起来,思考这个问题。

 

也许,不是怕老,

 

而是怕活到一把年纪,

 

好像什么都没做好。

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something local

Went “overseas” yesterday, to a place called pulau ubin. =P

 

It’s been a while since I’d been there, but things are pretty much the same, just that the bum boat ride costs $2.50 now instead of $2 because of the diesel price hike.

 

the ride

the ride

 

this dog simply laid in the middle of the road and was still there when we cycled back two hours later

this dog simply laid in the middle of the road and was still there when we cycled back two hours later

 

stayed in this house when i camped in ubin about 9 years ago, now it's been conserved and turned into the Chek Jawa Visitor Centre

stayed in this house when i camped in ubin about 9 years ago, now it's been conserved and turned into the Chek Jawa Visitor Centre

 

reminds me of a scene out of a Harry Porter movie

reminds me of a scene out of a Harry Porter movie

 

"trying to be arty" shot

"trying to be arty" shot

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back to libraries

So I’ve been back for nearly a week, and this is what I’ve been doing:

 

(not in order of preference)

+ Eating meals at home (yummy!)

+ Playing with my nephew and niece (they’re incorrigible at times.. argh..)

+ Meeting up with friends for meals (some treats cos they feel an umemployed deserves one? appreciate that, but seriously…)

+ Watching local tv (still bad)

+ Reading (english books these days)

+ Sleeping (a lot)

+ Watching movies (a chick flick and an espionage film)

+ Visiting libraries (ahh…)

 

It’s funny how when you put things down to a list, you don’t seem to have done as much as you thought you had. Don’t know if you have this habit, whenever I’m feeling stressed out, or when I feel that I’ve many “undone” stuff, I’ll draw up a list, usually with the heading “Things to be Done (dd.mm.yr)”. Once the list is done up, I’ll feel much better, because the seemingly infinite number of “things” swimming around in my head is actually countable and really, ain’t quite as daunting as I had thought they were.

 

So I’m typing this entry in the library now, a place where I can find my peace and calm. (Maybe I should consider a career as a librarian.. =P) 

 

I’ve always thought that the best thing about living in Singapore is the numerous libraries around the island.

 

Coming from a family where my mom thinks that buying books is a waste of money and storage space, the library has sort of been my free bookstore since young. I can still vividly remember the giant octopus on the wall near the entrance of Bedok Library and how we used to have to queue up to check out our books. The librarian at the counter would scan the barcodes on the books with a scanner and it was so fascinating to watch that I’ve considered becoming a librarian when I grow up, just so I can use the scanner. If I remember correctly, the scanner used to be a pen-like thing and the librarian would strike it across the barcode and this was much cooler than those with the vacuum cleaner head lookalike. (apologies for my poor description)

 

As times progress, many things have changed and the libraries are not spared either. Gone are the librarians at the check-out counters, in their places are the self-automated machines. Gone are the barcodes on the books, books are now tracked by this chip stuck on the back pages. The giant octopus is gone too, in fact, the whole layout of Bedok Library has changed.

 

Luckily these changes are for the better, and our impressive libraries have kept up to the times all these while. In a world where changes may not all be good, this is comforting to note. As I sit here in the “Quiet Reading Room”, typing this entry on my laptop plugged into a wall socket providing free electricity, I feel thankful for this comfortable and welcoming space which comes at virtually no cost at all. 

 

Funny how this entry turned out to be one on libraries.

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