Monday, January 21, 2008

Disappointing end

you know, channel 8 is really screwed up..

watched the last episode of huang2 jing1 lou4 in camp. the ending was really ridiculous. jin long committed suicide because bak kut girl was killed by kaijie. then kaijie got killed by some random hotel attendant in his hotel room. and they just left it as that.. like huh? what the heck? after all the build up of action and suspense, you'd assume kaijie to be put behind bars for life for all the wrong things he had done.. but instead, channel 8 pays $50 to some random boy to stab tay ping hui.

what's going on man? so disappointing

Sunday, January 20, 2008

its convicts, not comics

sheesh, my hearing must be really screwed...

met up with jonas, karlo, russ and shaun ong at holland v today to discuss about the ce prog. wanted to eat at bk, cuz its easier to discuss the ce prog there.. but well, the 3 of them had better taste, so we went to crystal jade instead... then me and jonas were supposed to treat them to 2 baskets of xiao long bao and a hong2 you2 cha1 shou3, but in the end, jonas ended up treating all of us. haiyo.. i just stuffed ten bucks into jonas' bible to pay for my bowl of zha2 jiang4 mian4.

craved for some ice cream after lunch, so i suggested going to this shop along lor mambong that sells those fancy ice cream. but well, the 3 of them had a better idea: go to cold storage and buy two tubs of ice cream o_0

while walking there, this random guy came up to me and asked me if i believed in giving convicts a second chance.. but i misheard it as giving comics a second chance. here's how the conversation went:

random guy: Do you believe in giving ex-convicts a second chance?
Me: Sorry, I don't really read comics.

Well, the guy just gave me a weird stare and think he was cursing me inside. I didn't know why he was giving the weird look, until russell asked me what i thot i heard. Gosh, really embarassed when they told me what the guy actually asked... Anyway, to the guy there, real sorry. My ears are cocked up. And I DO believe in giving ex-convicts a 2nd chance.

anyway, we went on to cold storage and bought 2 tubs of ice cream, one chocolate flavour, and another one with some donut flavour or something. When we opened the donut tub, we didn't see a flat surface that you usually see when you open a new tub of ice cream. The donut tub seemed to be dug in, as though someone had eaten half of it and then returned it back to the refrigerator at cold storage. Gross right? but well, we just went on eating...

hope i don't get the LS syndrome.. haha

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Scholar, not an Officer, striving to be a Gentleman

Scholar- mugger? perhaps.. but well, not a very smart guy to begin with. but all these years, its just sheer hard work that has got me to where i am today. as the saying goes, qing2 neng 2 bu3 zhuo2.. so yeah, must continue to work hard and give myself more time. guess that's my shortcoming: my inability to absorb things fast...

not an Officer: of course lah.. nco only mah.. just a spec of dust.. no big deal...

striving to be a Gentleman: yeah this is my big goal.. wanna be refined in all i do, all i say, how i think.., all in the image of Christ.. think there'll be hard times to reach there. but well, fire refines gold, and the finished product is priceless..


3For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you.
~Romans 12:3

Monday, January 14, 2008

Why am I so indecisive?

well, guess that's cuz i:

1) think too much about how other pple will feel if i chose option A

2) realise that option B is better after saying option A is fine with me. but then again, if i do get a chance and change to option B, i may take a step back and realise that, hey, option A is actually better after all. :s

haiz i dunno... why am i so not decisive? cuz i myself don't know what i really want? or just don't know which is the better of the two evils?

anywayz, think i'll prolly be going to brunei with my unit. woah deja vu... haiz... going to the place where i initially detested going.


~why indecisive?~

Saturday, January 12, 2008

The Mayonnaise Jar and Coffee

Got this from an email.. Read it long time before, but thot i'd just share:

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 cups of coffee.

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him.

When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was. The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full they agreed it was. The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous "yes." The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.

"Now," said the professor, as the laughter subsided, "I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things - your God, family, your children,> your health, your friends, and your favorite passions--things that if everything else was lost and only they remained your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house, and your car. The sand is everything else -- the small stuff. If you put the sand into the jar first," he continued, "there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you. Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your partner out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal." Take care of the golf balls first -- the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand."

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented. The professor smiled. "I'm glad you asked. It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend."

Coffee, anyone? haha

Friday, January 11, 2008

Good Work Soldier!!

Yay reached my one-year mark!!! I'm now an official 1-year soldier!! Yay, new emart credits, more lao-jiao also.. haha

Bad thing is, now my 2nd year window is open => chiong for ippt and soc, which i haven't done for a looooong time... my knee still hurts.. went for a review at dso.. they realised that my right leg is significantly weaker than the left leg, thanks to the pain...

It's been a jolly up and down journey in my ns life so far. Thank God for all those people who have been looking out for me all these while...

oh well.. 10 more months till i ord... though its pretty tempting, guess its still too early to go into the ord mood.. haha


With a Thankful Heart
from Don Moen's Hiding Place
With a thankful heart
And a song of praise
We've come to You
Gathered in this place
For the things You've done
And for who You are
We worship You
With a thankful heart
So we lift up our praise
And we lift up out sacrifice to You
Lord we offer our prayers
And we offer our lives in gratitude
For all You do
We worship You
With a thankful heart
With a thankful heart
We will give You praise
You've been so good
Covered us with grace
You have been our strength
In a time so dark
So we worship You
With a thankful heart

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Hoppy New Year!!!

Yup that's right folks!! Happy New Year!! Can't believe its 2008 huh? well, neither can I..

went to see the fireworks at marina bay last night with jkum. spent quite a bit of time navigating through the crowds. still, we settled at this nice big open grass patch just next to the ntuc building. Gosh it was a wonderful place for bringing your gf. It was windy and cool. plus, its not packed if you stand somewhere near the back. why bother squeezing in front? haha

the fireworks were ok lah, but the experience of crossing into the new year with my good pal, priceless..

oh and yeah, since i just received the chipmunks soundtrack, thought i'd show how they actually record the chipmunks' voices... yup pretty intriging..