Monday, February 11, 2008

As he faced the sun he cast no shadow

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Somehow I found myself returning to Corduroy two more times after my first visit last Saturday. It's like my new starbucks, except maybe they don't offer as large a variety of coffee as SB.... Actually it's also because it's really near my camp so it's more convenient for me to hang out there.

I also realized that the Pacific Coffee Company at Vivo also has a really nice outdoor area (I believe it's bigger than the indoor area), where you can chill by the bay and gaze into nothingness. But then again PCC is a pretty bad name for a coffeehouse... it's like a really bad joke come true. Like say I open a restaurant called WTF and it does well and I start to expand it and now there are a lot of WTF's around.

So yesterday I was driving peacefully down Harbourfront when all of a sudden an SBS bus driver decides to aggressively swerve into my lane 5m in front of me... And mind you I was going at like 80 so I had to jam my breaks pretty hard to avoid a collision with this fucker's massive vehicle. And then today I had to jam break at another junction again because some ah beng in a white lancer decided to beat the red light and hope I break so that I don't smash into his vehicle at 100 and kill him and his girlfriend. Not that killing them would be a loss to society la but it's a bit troublesome to go through the aftermath of it and explain to the TP that it really wasn't my fault that they decided to give a license to someone with shit for brains.

Ok sorry about the angst, I'm just emo cause I have to book in in 6 hours :(

Weekends in camp suck... For now all I can look forward to is brekkie at the village on Sunday.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Oh my gosh I spent half my weekend shopping but only got a pair of River Island jeans cause I either couldn't really decide if I really wanted to wear the other stuff I picked or I was put off by the longish Mambo Night like queues at the changing room or cashiers.

And then again I'm not even sure if I like the pair of RI jeans much enough to part with half of my pathetic army salary. But then again it's technically not really part of my army salary since I usually use up my salary within like 10 days of receiving it hmmmmmmm..... But I guess I was pressured by Q to get it cause he thought the other pair of Levi's jeans I wanted was too nice so he didn't want me to buy it and look so nice next to him.

Moving on to the other things I did this weekend, yesterday I went to chill at Corduroy Cafe at Vivocity.... It was awesome!!! It was nice having my usual afternoon ice blended caffiene dose in the comfort of the indoor aircon, while looking out at the not-that-great-but-still-decent-for-singapore view of the scorching bay under the hothothot afternoon sun... And I liked the pseudo-colonial decor of the place. The reason why I would describe it as pseudo-colonial is because it still retains a slightly modern touch... WHICH IS DAMN SEXY. You'd have to see it to know what I'm talking about. I'd definitely go down again some time soon, it's a great place to relax over the weekend.

In other news, we got the shock of our lifes today when all of a sudden at the end of the youth service Pastor said they were going to take photos of everyone cause most of the church was wearing the 40 DOC polo t-shirt and they chose to take the photo from the back of the hall where we were and we weren't wearing them because we didn't want to buy last week!!! It was quite GG, I feel so guilty for messing D's Church's big youth family photo up by wearing something that is strikingly different from everyone else and being right at the front! Hmmmm but I find the TTB t-shirt quite nice, I might buy it if they're still selling it next week.

OK.... Have a great last complete week of the chinese lunar calender people!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

I'm so glad the week is almost over. It's been hard juggling my normal everyday duties while concurrently assisting my bosses in running a course throughout the week.

And I suck at multi-tasking, so I end up making stupid careless mistakes which take up more time to rectify and its like an endless cycle of new work coming in, taking my mind off what I'm currently working on and distracting me even more. I think it would help if I was a little more organised... I remember when I was a clerk in my previous unit I had this notebook to jot down all the little jobs that had to be done and I'd make sure they're all complete on time and track their progress with my little notebook. But even though I bought myself a notebook for this new job, I don't seem to be able to use it. I wonder why....

Anyways, I think the clothes in topman are really bad this season. Like most of the shirts resemble farmer's clothes. And also wearing topman stuff would mean that I would see 15 other people wearing the same thing when I go out, which pisses me off. And I can't seem to be able to find time to go down to the malls and troll through every shop properly at all. Shopping is damn troublesome.

Monday, January 14, 2008

mmmm very drama

Friday, January 11, 2008

bang bang.
that awful sound,
my baby shot me down.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

i worked 12 hours today

i hate booking out at 8pm

i'm probably going to book out as late tomorrow

i saw philbert today, he might be a pilot soon

next week must end quickly

I'm so going to die over the next 3 days. I have to do like 5 intense days of work over the next 3, because of my stupid illness. And I'm already forfeiting 1 day of MC, which my doctor gave me for tomorrow but I know I cannot take or I would suffer in an even more excruciating manner on Thursday and Friday :(

And I hate my anti-biotics, they're so messed up. They cause gastric and they give me insomnia wtf!!!

But OK la, I spent my waking hours over the last 2 days reading about English History, especially that of the Tudor Dynasty and the House of Windsor. It was all very fascinating... I wish I could read more but I have to prepare for work and sleep early tonight. But at least now I know so many more members of the English Royalty and how their Monarchy has evolved to this day.

And it was also interesting to read about the history of the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior in Westminster Abbey. Like how the Unknown Warrior was selected, how it was given a grand burial ceremony in the Abbey, and that it was laid to rest in the same place as most of the English Monarchs and their Consorts. Oh and also that his tombstone is the only tombstone in the entire Abbey on which it is forbidden to walk. Reading all about it sort of makes one want to give up one's life for his Nation in a similarly selfless manner, to be accorded that amount of glory. So it kinda made me wonder if this was all a ruse to arouse feelings of nationalism and martyrdom in the UK. Haha, oh shit I'm being damn stupid.

But I found the words inscripted on the sides of his marble tombstone quite cool:


Don't we all feel like dying for our countries now?

Ok I need to go and sleep. Bloody hell, I can't wait for 2008 to be over.