Archive for September, 2010

Looking back at the previous week (boring)

Alright, lets see what did i do last week. I went for my citizenship ceremony, met up with my old classmates and went to a friend’s house for Hari Raya. Throughout the week i also coincidentally met up with two old army buddies and not so coincidentally met up with others!

So i finally went for the ceremony and became a citizenship, my old man has been bugging me forever about that so i’m glad i finally got it done and over with. Everyone had to went on stage to receive the certificate with their new identity card one by one, so when it finally got to me (i was the third last person in a line of 392) i rejoiced. Finally ! I shook hand with the minister of health and put on a smile and took a picture, it was kinda like graduation. I felt healthier after the hand-shake.

That day’s morning when i was getting ready to go out i couldnt find my      necktie, but i was cool about it thinking to myself screw that, im just going to go  ahead. But i chickened out and grabbed my secondary school necktie, on the    way there i thought to myself i can’t wear this ! What is there was someone from  my secondary school ! Oh God the humiliation !

Well things sort themselves out like they usually do and it turns out that there  was a rent-a-tie service there. After much deliberation i picked the red one, i gave  my money to the annoyed cashier and went about on my way.

I saw Lin An as i was heading to the toilet to adjust my tie, what a surprise ! We  talked a little and went to our seats. The conversation is as boring as this post    but it was great to see a familar face.

After that i rushed off to my gather with the classmates. Things went badly and in the end Phyllis and me were left deserted to survive on our own in this concrete jungle of overzealous shoppers and dangerously inexperienced skaterboys. Sometimes it gets hard to hang out with Phyllis, she has too much emotional baggage, feels like a quicksand around her. I feel like i shouldn’t be having fun with her and instead sit down and get her to get her life in order. Then i heard someone shouting my name and whao its my good old medic ! Feels good seeing your army friends here and there.

Kinda like youtube's 'like" and "dislike"I clicked on nah

I also caught a glimpse of a new type of ipad i have never seen before, it feels like there is a different i-product every other week. Speaking of which the other day as i was laying down on my bed i suddenly occurred to me that holy crap ! I have a lot of i-products in my life ! How the hell did that happen ?

Whats an Ipad doing in a defibrillator box ?Oh right i went out to get them

Finally the next night i went to another old army friend’s house for Hari Raya, the event on facebook said it starts at 4pm so i arrived there around that time and realized that i was the only one there this early, in the end i had to loiter around for two hours for the rest of them to arrive.

Gawd i waited for so long that i  got a headache. Finally one by one they started arriving, but they insisted on waiting for one another and so we waited and waited. When i saw Halim i was shocked ! He has a goatee ! Man it ruined his innocent mischievous boy image he had going, he now looks more matured and less prone to committing stupid actions (he still does though).

After the dinner my host served us some tidbits in this awesome container tray thingy ! I adore the way the whole thing looks, the jar the tray the everything ! Man it was like i was hit by a truck and the medic came with a first aid kit to resuscitate me, except the truck was hunger, the medic was my friend and the first aid kit was the jar of cookie snacks.

Eventually it was time to leave. Oh and then i realized, one of the little toddlers running around one of them was his daughter. I saw the pictures of him and his daughter in his handphone a few time back when we were still in the army but today i finally met his daughter, it added a depth to him in my perception. This guy, this guy i know in the army already has a daughter !

Well anyway we passed by this place where this large group of people were celebrating Hari Raya too. There were a group of people on stage and they were playing simon say, i lol’d when simon say raise up your left hand, some of them raised their right.


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I am typing this on my iPhone’s wordpress app. That is all.

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Man, i was just laying down on bed and i realised that sometimes i think back to events from a few day past and rage at it. I don’t get it, why do i do that ? Why is it that when im in my room and silently recollect on memories that then i get angry when in actual fact i should have gotten angry immediatelywhen it happened ?

Perhaps i keep things way too bottled up, and that i get angry over what people would say small issues. I’m probably one of those passive-agressive person. I just get so angry that scenarios and plans goes over my head on how to get payback. What is wrong with me ?

The most frustrating part is that since days has already passed there is pretty much not a lot i can do to get even, sometimes it is the smallest off-hand remark and i feel like my whole identity has been attacked. I have issues, i mean usually it’s the other way around right, you get angry and cool off after a few days but for me i am cool then after a few days i remember and get mad ! I must endeavour to find out what is going on with myself.

Writing this post kinda helps a little though, i feel calm already ! Quite therapeutic i say.

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Youth Olypmic Games 2010

Whew so the whole YOG affair is finally done with, i gotta say i’m really going to miss the whole thing, helping out with the camera teams and watching countless rehearsals. Watching these young’uns coming here after school to pratice their routines makes me kind of nostagic, yeah, i’m getting old. I thought to myself whilst watching them – why didn’t i get myself into more of these types of event when i was young.

The show was okay i guess, although i find the closing rather lackluster. Whether the money the goverment spent was worth the entire affair or issues about the food, well i’m not going to go into that. We all have our own thoughts on that.

Heh i loved the lighting effects of the show though, the buildings to the back have all sort of light patterns on them during the show like these polka dots and green lasers. No one in the audience will see them of course, because who looks in the opposite direction of a performance anyway. OH WAIT I DO.

I thought the performance have way too many things going on in the same time, for example i’m watching these dance in the middle of the stage, but the dancers on the left are doing another dance and the ones on the right are doing another dance, then there are those at the secondary backstage doing their own things too. How the hell am i going to watch it all ?! (or am i suppose to ?)

I feel a bit sympathetic for the performers at the back part of the stage dubbed the “pool of reflection“, i feel that for the most parts people dont even look at them or they couldn’t if they were sitting towards the front because of how much lower it is compared to the front stage. Not the picture above though, the one above is for the closing ceremony where they revamped  the whole stage.

I particularly enjoyed the school of dances’ dances, and the break-dancing boys. The phoenix’s wings  and the boy running up with the olypmic flame was quite a nice touch. I felt that those giant puppets representing the singapore’s heritage was très très creepy though. Oh oh the dragon part ! I love that part too, just love how it’s body was made up of fishes.

… and fireworks ! fireworks everywhere. Some of the fireworks was way anti-climatic, its like this ball of light shoots up and then it reaches the highest point it can possibly go, you hold your breath and expect it to explode in a dazzling display of light and colour but oh wait fucking no ! it just doesn’t do anything and comes shooting back down. Nothing. I feel a sense of disappointment whenever i see fireworks like that. For the most part it was good. i just regretted not being able to take a picture with one in the background.

In any case, i enjoyed my time there. Feels bad though all the chicks just wanted to take picture with youth female athletics (but to be fair i feel the same way towards the female athletics) and i didn’t managed to take any pictures with the stars because i was busy settling the camera. They uploaded the key parts onto youtube too so people can check it out !

.. and thats the end of that.

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