Thursday, January 31, 2008

My Past

Well, since this blog is about my lifestory so should write something about my past.

I was borned on 0028h in Thomson Medical Centre. I weighted 2.98kg, my length was 51cm and my head circumference was 34cm. Compared to think I'm that small anymore. Haha..

I grew up with my grandparents, parents, a year later with my sis and another 3 years later, my brother. Haha..I'm the eldest among my siblings. We stayed in a 3-room HDB estate. Imagine 7 people under one roof of a 3-room flat..It sure is squeezy. But it was after when we grown up, my grandparents moved to my Uncle's place. And that time, my siblings and I would be complained by the ones staying one level below us . We stay on the 11th level, their is on the 10th level. Reason why we always received complains from them was because in the evening, we would take out our "mini cars" and "drive" around the living room. Man! Can't believe it eh..?I'm not joking..serious..Our house is already small enough but we actually have the space to move about with those big toy cars that we can sit in them. Impressive eh?

Haha..But when we got those complains, the fun was asked to be stopped. Sad eh..?But this time, we were smart enough to use the corridor..Hahaha!But again, we got scoldings from those staying on the same level. Cause early in the morning, about 9am, we will take out our toy cars and drive all the way to the end of the whole corridor and all the way back, to and fro. It's like doing wake-up calls for the whole stretch of neighbours..Guess my vehicle was an ambulance..LOL!!Sure was fun..!

Tell you guys 2 secrets which I kept for all times, hardly share these with anyone. Well, this 1st secret of mine is that..I actually cried (cry in a way whereby it's everyday in school) from nursury, K1 and K2. For the whole of 3 years in Kindergarden, I cried throughout. Guess I kinda made myself famous in front of the teachers and the students..I even met the principal in the office..but that was when she asked of me to "visit" her. Haha..See..not many of you can be requested by the principal to come to her office except me..some dun even know who is the principal..Haha...!!

Why I was asked to see her was because she probably heard the teachers saying that I'm uncontrollable from stopping my tears..So she was like speaking nicely to me by asking me why I was crying all the time. Well, come to think of it now, I cried was because I missed my family..I do not know how to make frens so there wasn't anyone close to me. But that's OF COURSE, cause who would wanna be frens with a cry-baby..?!

I still recall about having my parents beside me during those days and still with my habit of crying..I was totally not with my classmates(I was with my parents, my classmates were doing some handicrafts), my parents and I would sit at the side of the classroom where the window panes were so rusty. I remembered there was once whereby my mom and dad took me out of the class to the nearby 'ma-ma shop' (the class was actually still having lesson) to buy toy guns for me to stop myself from crying. It did work! (But not for long) Cause the moment, they brought me back to the class, spent a few minutes until my crying stopped (cause concentrating on playing the toy guns), when they told me that they'll be leaving me..Again!I started crying!Haha..!!!Guess my parents would feel kinda "bieg chiek"(irritating..) Haha..But that was when I was in Kindergarden lah..Now seldom cry le..

2nd Secret
Primary 2, I met with an accident. Lucky it was a minor accident. But if I were to tell you that I was knocked down by a motocycle, would u think that it's minor?No right?Haha..but it really was a bike accident. Juz that why it was a minor case was because I was knocked down by the motorcycle coming out of the carpark, so the impact wasn't that much, I can recall myself rolling on the road (about 6 revolutions) after the knock but only suffered some scratches. I thought I would have died. Know wat?One funny thing was that I can get up so quickly and RAN all the way back home! It's like the motorcyclist can juz simply walk away from his responsibilities but he even scolded me for not ensuring that the road was safe enough to cross. Hey..come on..I'm juz a kid...

The place of accident was the roadway beside my neighbourhood library which is also beside my HDB. By the time, I reached home, I could feel my body having all the adrenalines produced almost went to shock state. My parents happened to be at home, maybe it was a Sunday. My dad did a check on me, found some slight cuts on my arms but it was very minor cuts. Later, he pulled my pants down and check the .................. Which was so embarrassing, my frens' moms were in the scene of the 'no-curtains-checkup'. Then my dad made the remark after the full body checkup, " least ThErE is alright." least tHeRe is alright but my heart at that time is not, I was flashed! So how can I be alright?!

As you guys have known, I stayed in a 3-room flat, so you should have guessed I'm not borned with a silver spoon. On top of that, my dad is the only sole-breadwinner. His salary wasn't really that much for the 7 mouths to be fully fed. This led me to recall about myself when I was in Primary 4. During primary 4, there was this popularity of boy bands like Backstreet Boys, Westlife, A1 and my favourite of all, N'sync! You may be asking why I mentioned that I'm not rich linking to this primary 4 boy band times..well, here's the thing, there were many songs that I liked from these bands. One of the songs,"It's Gonna Be Me" by N'sync, I love it so much but because I do not have the money to buy their cds, I would listen it from the radio and sometimes from the tv( you know those MTVs).But more from the radio.

I sleep on the upper deck of my double-decker bed. Then I would have a portable radio beside me..My sis sleeps on the lower deck. Because I dun have the money to buy the cd, so I would wait patiently for the song to be broadcast on the radio. Sometimes when I actually fell asleep but the song was played, I naturally wake up, listen to it and after hearing, go back to sleep..Haha..That's how I liked the song so much!But later got money so did not do something so foolish like that to actually waste so much of my sleeping time.

Alright,that's all for now.. I'm going to stop here for now. If there's time, I'll blog more interesting things that I experienced.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Gotta update my blog or else will grow fungi..

Alright!3 papers down..1 last one to go! But regarding about the recent paper I took which was Maths, it was a killer. Zhi Hui, I'll be with u to forward that module..Well,anyway, it's over juz pray that a miracle will happen. Must pray everyday, go church, seek for forgiveness and must read the bible from first page to the last page making sure that we know when it was being published and who are the authors and publishers..haha...juz to cover up for our Maths paper..Come to think of's really alot to do juz for that miracle to happen...Hope it will..

Well, I haven't been posting any entries ever since 18th Jan. Alright, juz to update you guys. I'm doing fine...juz that I have to manage my finance for now. Serious stuff to do now..No joke..It's really time for you guys to grow up and not sit down on ur comfortable chair and keep finding if there's any faults or typo errors that I might make in my blog every week..(Haha..Joking...But I dun think there's any errors so far ba...Haha..I got check one hor..) Time to think of your future, what you wanna be and do when you completed NS, for girls, after education...During the holidays maybe should pick up some courses and improve ourselves and not slack at home juz because it's holidays. Eventually, you'll find fungi on urself..if you simply do nothing.

Okay..haha..maybe I'm getting alittle too serious ba..Ok..well,something to share with you guys out there..I met a new fren..Juz got to know her few days ago..And I really do hope we can get along well as frens..Really do..You may ask how I got to know her but I'm not gonna tell...haha..but I may reveal it when our frenship gets stronger..Alright...That's all folks! Heez..!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

18th January Drama Appreciation Gem Class

Characters from the left to the right:

Hui Min - Kim Leng - Eleen - Raymond - Leonard - Arziz - Me - Justin

Landlady - Tessie - Liz - Bert - Jerry - Crain - Officer 1 - Officer 2

From top left to right then bottom left to right:

Irene doing for lightings

Felicia our costume designer

Yu Ping assisant director

Cherrie sound manager

Pearle stage manager

Ying Zheng our director

It's finally over. Our practises have not gone down the drain rather, they're paid off! Man..Our whole crew had done our best and we felt great about it! But the most saddening thing is when would be the next time that we will meet and act again...?Gonna miss you guys of all the fun.

As for myself, I enjoyed the whole process. Acting wasn't that easy neither was it that difficult. Most importantly, what I felt about acting is that you have to be fully focus in the character that you are playing. Secondly,it would be to make sure that you have memorised your script thoroughly. Thirdly, practise and practise, cause practise makes PERFECT! Yeah!

I would like to thank my group members for the hardwork everyone had put effort into. I hope to get a video of our play so that I can post it here..Haha..for everyone to see..

Sunday, January 13, 2008

August Rush

Once again, another recommended movie to watch. Be sure to watch this from the start to the end.

August Rush received the Heartland Truely Picture Award, denoting it as a film that "can move you to laughter, to tears, to make a difference and offers heartfelt visions of life that are as hopeful as they are entertaining.

August Rush is a 2007 movie directed by Kirsten Sheridan and written by Nick Castle, James V.Hart, Kirsten Sheridan and Paul Castro, and produced by Richard Barton Lewis.

Evan Taylor, a 12 years old boy, who can hear music everywhere around him. He was brought up in an orphanage with no contact with his parents but he could "hear" them. A child prodigy in music. His parents were separated but they yearned to be together. Evan's mother, Lyla Novacek, is a famous concert cellist, and Louis Connelly, Evan's father, is an Irish guitarist and lead singer from a rock band.

Evan's mother thought that she had lost her child during a car accident but was covered up by her father. Lyla was told about the truth when her father revealed it to her on his deathbed. She searched everywhere hopefully that she could find her son. And at the same time, Louis was looking for Lyla.

During the period when Lyla and Louis were separated, Evan was at the orphanage, Evan meets a counselor, who gives a name card to him, introducing himself as a New York child service department member. However, Evan lost the card and wandered around until he met a guitarist, Authur. Evan followed Arthur and falls in with a group of street kids, all musicians of some kind, who are being cared for by "Wizard".

Wizard is a busker who sees the children as "investments". Evan gets access to a guitar and begins to play music for the first time. He turns out to be a child prodigy, and while in search of a better name, Wizard gives him the name August Rush, both as an alias and a stage name after seeing a commercial on a random truck driving by.

Meanwhile, Evan's friend in the social services is seeking him. He becomes suspicious of Wizard and has the police follow him. They raid the condemned theater in which Wizard and the kids live. Having run away, Evan hears a choir singing in a church and meets a little girl who sings in the choir. She teaches him how to read and write music, and he begins to play the pipe organ with consummate skill. The pastor of the church has Evan enrolled in Juilliard, where he does brilliantly, eventually writing a magnificent piece called "August's Rhapsody".

A concert was held in New York City's Central Park with the New York Philharmonic. By coincidence, Lyla Novacek was there to perform too! The melodic tunes sounded across the whole crowd when Evan's composition,"August's Rhapsody", was played. The music captured the hearts of everyone. Louis and Lyla followed the music and coincidentally stood beside each other before the stage. Lyla was held by the hand of Louis in surprise. And as the piece ends, Evan turned around to the crowd and recognises the two of them.

The movie ends as it fades out of the concert at Central Park, with Evan saying in the background, "The music is all around us. All you have to do is listen."

Saturday, January 12, 2008

12th January 2008 Talent Quest 2008 QuarterFinals

Woa..What a day..I woke up at 8am and prepared myself for the quarter finals that is held at Bishan Junction 8. Meet my duet partner,Justin, for the final practice..Well, we're feeling quite nervous though..

But despite how much we practised, we both still feel that we might not get into the semi-finals because, 15% is based on voting..And erm..haha..other teams brought so many supporters..But for us, only 6 frens of ours came. It's ok though..but I would like to take this chance to thank Sharon ( Justin's fren whom I juz met), Jun Rong, Wei Qi, Daniel, Xiu Mei (my sis) and her fren. Ya..we did lost but won an experience. We will work harder next time..

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

The Invasion

Gosh!! Electricfying thriller! The invasion produced by Joel Silver, the producer of Matrix Trilogy and even Swordfish. I strongly recommend you guys to watch this! You definitely enjoy every part of it. Something similar to I Am Legend but I believe this is even better. Starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig.

The story started off by a space shuttle mysteriously crashes on Earth, and an extraterrestrial disease in the wreckage begins infecting human beings. A psychiatrist from Washington, D.C, Carol Bennell (Nicole Kidman), and her colleague Ben Driscoll (Daniel Craig) discover that once infected, a transformation which robs the victims of their humanity is triggered by hormones released during REM sleep. As the infection spreads, fewer people can be trusted. Fighting to stay awake, Carol looks for her son, who may hold the answer to stopping the invasion.

Man..!You've got to watch this! Strongly recommended!You can watch it at .Enjoy!

Sunday, January 6, 2008

A Corner Where Exams Are Around - Exams are round the corner

Ok..Heard compliants that my blog is long-winded, so decided to at least give this a short one..Haha..I believe most of us, in SP, are probably feeling stressed about their coming exams, so am I. But juz before the exam week, we're already stressed by the many assignments that we need to hand up for this week. I wish everyone to take good care of yourselves. Don't be stressed so much about it. Take it slowly..But of course complete on time. Work out your schedule. Eat fast, bathe fast, shit fast, do our homework fast then like that we can fully utilise our time. And if u agree with what I've juz mentioned, then may I ask, why are u wasting ur time reading this?You should be using this time to revise your work?Don't tell me you've already done so..Unless you telling me you can get full marks for all the modules.Haha..Anyway, to all, best of luck! And God bless everyone for the coming exams. SP means Sure-Pass! =)

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

1st of January The Start Of The New Year 2008

Hi there everyone! Happy new year to all of you! I'm feeling so good today after a wonderful time spent with friends that I have not met for a long time. The first meeting was with my primary schoolmates..although they're not in my classmates but schoolmates, I still recognise them so did they remember me..I was surprised that it's been like 5 years after primary school that we finally met again. I dunno who to thank..maybe the organiser of the meeting..if not, it must be God who made these all happen.

We met at Cosy Bay which was at Kallang juz beside the Kallang Indoor Stadium. We thought that it might be awkward for us to actually meet primary schoolmates who are not our classmates and so were some friends of their polies (polytechnics). However, it turns out well when we joked towards one another making the situation less tense..Everyone was very friendly..We sat down on our chairs but having no orders on our table! Pai Seh lah.. Not even a drink except for Eric's primary school classmate who was also mine, Carmen, she was the only one with a drink. Then we were awaiting for the countdown.

When the second-hand of the clock finally stroke 12am, everyone gave their best wishes with handshakes and hugs. Well, we did not manage to see the fireworks but the main thing is that we get to make new friends. It was after the countdown, knowing that we did not order anything, we juz left quietly..haha..hope that nobody noticed..and we headed Geylang for supper.

After supper, we at first wanna make our way to somewhere whereby we can rest and chat but my group of friends and I walked in a slower pace than the others and in the end, we found out that they actually got tired and decided to head home. But as for us, we headed Macdonalds which was somewhere near Wee Ping and my area..We sat and chat until when Sze Kai and Claire came along.

Man..It's been a very very long time since I last saw Sze Kai..The moment when he stepped into Macdonalds, I couldn't recognise him..neither could he recognise me..Lol!But when we finally found out who we are, we found out that we've changed over the years. Whereas for Claire, she's still the same..maybe grown much prettier..Her eyes were still as beautiful as before. Anyway, the rest juz went off home whereas I stayed behind as I wasn't really feeling tired. And three of us juz sat there for hours chatting about our past memories. It was hilarious when Claire feels that I'm not her classmate and sometimes I thought that Claire wasn't at the scene when I was sharing something in the past which I thought she was. Guess our memories are not really that good..Haha..Whereas for Sze Kai...still about the same as me, he's still a very funny person who can crack jokes anytime. Haha..I was laughing away! Then it was like past 6am that we finally bid goodbye to each other..

Man...Hours were really spent worthwhile during the night. I did confess somethings that I did that hurt someone in the past..Kept it in my heart,felt guilty about it and decided to open my mind and share with them...I was glad that I managed to bring my thoughts out to them or else it'll be juz there in my heart and of course, I wouldn't want to live the start of the new year, still having a guilt in me. And for now, I shall wanna thank everyone that came on that day and made the day a beautiful start of year 2008!