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Rule #1

Annabel twenty five and full of life. Oscar Wilde taught her that she can resist everything, except temptation.
I believe.
Eat like a bird, arise before the rooster, rest after the cows sleep.

Disconnect to connect.

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i wish this weekend didnt end on Sunday
Monday, June 10, 2013

There are always days and moments that I wish it would never end.
This weekend (that just ended) was one of them.

Albeit the week didnt start on a good note. I got a little affected at some thing that happened at work... a mistake that I felt I should not have committed at this stage and one that could have been prevented. But anyways, it's over. I was and still am very thankful and touched by the concern showered upon me by my team and also another associate director from the tech team. It was a lousy start to the morning but.. the good dinner with the one that matters made all things well again.

I'm easily bought over with ice-cream la. HAHA.

So back to this weekend.

It was Jay Chou's concert and judging from this look of mine, I am sure you can sense my excitement too!

According to him, I had this super excited look the entire time and he was very amused at it.
Deep down, I'm just thankful he finds it amusing and not annoying.

I always had this secret little dream where I would go watch my favourite concert with my favourite person. I never expected this to come true. Even though I bought the tickets, I told him that if he doesnt want to go, it's okay, I can always sell it off. He still insisted on coming with me even when it meant he had to turn down attending one of his closest friend's surprise birthday party.

More importantly, I am very thankful for his companionship to the concert. And I literally melted when Jay Chou sang 安静, and he took my hand in his and sang with all his heart. Not that the song meant anything special (the song is damn sad please) but the fact that he could actually sing along to one of his songs and enjoyed the concert, meant more than anything.

After a night of excitement and early morning news monitoring, he gently woke me up from my nap and led me by the hand to the table where ta-dah! there was breakfast prepared!

Okay, so he may not have cooked the eggs himself, but hey, Sundays are not complete without MacDonald's breakfast.

I really am thankful and blessed. Such little moments, I really appreciate and treasure.

Now, I just wish that I can do more for you. I want to be there for you in good times and in bad. I wish with all my might, that I can help you in more ways than one and you to have His joy and peace within you. That, is my daily prayer for you.

warm face, cold butt
Sunday, May 05, 2013

Everything worth nurturing needs a huge amount of time and effort put in.
Sometimes you may yield high returns, sometimes what you get out of it is nothing more than a lesson in life.

It all begins with meeting somebody and then deciding to take a step more to understand this person as a friend, going beyond the customary hellos and how-are-yous into real life conversations. And then, for some, it transcends into a realm where you want to spend your days with this person.

All these relationships require a lot of time and effort to build, nurture and lastly to maintain.

The Chinese have a saying - 热脸贴冷屁股. To literally translate it, it means sticking your warm face to a cold butt. In short it means, trying your best to make things work but the other party just gives you the cold shoulder.

No one in the right mind, likes to be receiving end of a cold butt.

Neither do I. So I'm actually amazed that this is the third time that I'm at this receiving end. The only difference for this round, I'm actually calm.

Someone just give me the Oscar's already for having the highest level of tolerance.

But more importantly, I ask for strength, wisdom and peace. And maybe a dash of good luck.

twelve thirty nine
Thursday, April 04, 2013

Why does the past and present have so much in common?

I never felt adequate of my capabilities and I often sweep these doubts under the carpet.

Today, tonight, somehow, they resurfaced again.

Maybe one day, everything will come to pitstop.

It's just that you don't know it yet.

be with me
Sunday, December 16, 2012

There are some days where the weather makes you feel like curling in bed with a good book or with a laptop showing a good movie and be taken away from reality.

December is such a rainy month. And today is such a day that all I wanted to do was to watch a movie, an old movie in fact, that will warm my little heart.

Eric Khoo's 2005 feature film 'Be With Me' was the chosen title. The 93 minutes film does not have much dialogue. But somehow, it speaks more than any other film. The film was Singapore's official entry for the Oscars.

"Be With Me" is a tapestry of three stories on love and solitude. The stories are then linked together by a fourth story, that of Ms Theresa Lee. Ms Theresa Lee is a blind and deaf woman, she shares her story in this film where each event weaves into the core of the film's three scenes.

1)An aging, lonesome shopkeeper doesn't believe in life any more since his wife died. But he is saved from desperation by reading an autobiographical book and meeting its author, a deaf and blind lady of his own age.

2)Fatty, a security guard in his fifties, lives for two things : good food and love for a pretty executive working in the office building that he used to guard. He buys a tacky rose-printed paper and plucked up his courage to write a love letter to her. He is a soft-hearted giant who is bullied by his brother and father. Never one to raise a violent finger, he seeks solace in food.

3)Two teenage schoolgirls get to know each other on the Internet. The younger girl asked if the older girl will ever have kids. She replied no, because she does not want to be like her weird mother. The older girl taught the younger girl how to be a woman and watched with pride as she sees her dancing and blossoming. The younger girl soon fell for a guy and ignores the older girl. The older girl is tortured by her desire and attempts to end her life. She survives and the one beside her, is her mother.

I would have love to gone on to share more about the nuances of the film that touched me so much that it had me bawling at 2.45am in the morning with the rain pitter-pattering behind me. But it would be too much of a spoiler.

And somehow, typing the film out in words does not do it justice. You would need to watch it to understand the sad beauty of it all.

What dreams do not die?
True love lives on even when the bodies don't.
---------------- "Be With Me", Eric Khoo, 2005

I guess, on a rainy day like this, all I needed was to join the skies together in letting the raindrops fall, freely.

Friday, December 14, 2012

I think I have read and heard enough scandals this year to completely lose hope in the good of men.
Why is it so hard to honour a promise you've made to your partner?
Is it really that difficult to remain monogamous?

I realised there is no way one can put 100% complete trust in something or someone because, there will always be this one ex-lover, one past habit, one single temptation to remind you of the fragility of mankind.

And of course, insecurity.
Over-confidence and insecurity, they are actually a pair.

Swan Song.
smurfs' honour

glory of ngee ann
cheng yao
song keat
wang yu
zhai jun

the colourful ones
danny yeo laoshi
liyi laoshi