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Definitely Meaningful, Maybe Even More

To Maia, it was a love mystery of three women in her father’s life – April, Emily and Summer. Which one is her mother, and which one does he father love the most?

To me, it was a human tale of missed chances, of aspiration, of what you really want.

William Hayes’ character encompasses who I am, and who I am not, and who I could be. He moves through life a little hesitant, a little courageous, touching and shaping the lives of the women who fall in love him, and them, his life. He fights for what he believes in. He fights for what he wants.

And yet when faced with disappointment and rejection, imagined or otherwise, he pondered with sadness and moved on with grace.

I admire these in a person. I wish I am like that.

Definitely meaningful to me, maybe even more than that.

The Case of Similarity

I came across his portraits before, and it was like looking into a mirror.

Well, not quite. Because obviously he is a better, slimmer looking version of me. Whoever this guy is, I must thank him for giving me motivation to work out more.

Now I know how I would look like when I lose another 5 kg. LOL.

(Photos of him after the jump)

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Steamboat Night at Home

The steamboat food

It was a Saturday night with a difference.

Mak and I decided to take a break from all the clubbing and do something healthy together. So we did steamboat. Went to shop for all the stuff that we need, and spend two happy hours chopping and cutting up everything.

Lenz and Eugene arrived first, while Mak and Eileen were one hour late!

We had a great night chatting and laughing and generally making our tummies bulge with all the food that I have prepared. I think I have somewhat overdid it, but hey, it’s better more than less, right?

And I never knew Eileen is such a clown! She really, really got me cracking.

Here are the rest of the photos from the night.

Also decided to join them for their “one day KL trip” (haha) over the Vesak Day weekend. This would mean I will miss the Singapore Freeze event. Ah well! After my last KL trip, it will be interesting to see how I’ll fare traveling in a group. Afterall, I am usually a lone ranger for holiday trips.

Let’s see if we all will have black face on the Monday when we come back ;)

Happy Birthday, Min

Min & I

I have been counting. It has been 830 days to the date I knew you.

And look at how far we have come! My life would never have been the same without you around.

Happy birthday, gorgeous. You know I love you lots. And here’s to many, many more years of beautiful friendship to come.

Off to Hong Kong – Again!

Once again reporting live from Pacific Coffee internet kiosk at Terminal 1, Changi Airport.

It seems like only yesterday when I went to Hong Kong for meetings with my boss. This time round, I am going on my own, and will have to hold my own ground in getting things done the right way.

It seems egoistic for me to say that, but hey, if you don’t believe your ideas are the best, then perhaps you are in the wrong job. Things should go my way… unless you convince me otherwise.

More often that not, I find it intriguing to hear about other people’s ideas. Haha. Well, at least I tried to be egoistic, but deep inside I am not one.

I don’t think I want to be. Ever.

Anyway. Yup, will be in HK for a week or so. Internet connection might be erratic, so updates might not be forthcoming.

But I know you guys got better things to do than missing me ;)

My Fitness Regime – Yet Another Update

My fitness regime took a back seat recently, as I struggled with many things… my puppy (no longer with me), my love life (mess is over), and my work (things are getting much better!)

It was close to a month before I started to see my PT again. Even so, my schedule is pretty erractic. My diet has shot to hell. No, I didn’t really indulge myself, but I didn’t watch what I eat.

So I fully expected that my fitness will be hell. Did some sessions for the past two weeks or so. Last night, Crix was ending a particularly gruesome shoulder work out when I suddenly felt like checking my vitals again.

The results were totally unexpected. Here’s a run down on my results since earlier this year.

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Celine Dion’s “Taking Chances” Concert in Kuala Lumpur

Celine Dion's Taking Chance Kuala Lumpur 2008

The whole thing started about a month ago, when Your Highness send me an unexpected SMS, and asked me if I want to watch Celine Dion’s concert in KL, called “Taking Chances”.

To be honest, I am not really a fan of Celine Dion. I fancy some of her songs (those that I can identify as hers, anyway), but not to the extent of being a groupie. But I thought it will be a moment of history of Celine, as this will be her first (and most likely her last) concert at this part of the world. Also, I needed a break from the mundanity that is Singapore. Plus, a weekend with Your Highness can only be interesting. So after some consideration, I said yes and began to make the arrangement.

It was a decision I am very, very grateful to have made.

The concert was off to a bad start, when it got rescheduled as Celine fall ill during her tour in Australia. Nevertheless it was indeed a blessing in disguise, as I managed to be around during the visits of some big bosses, and Your Highness has an extra few days to do his thesis.

The concert was held at Stadium Merdeka – which, in my opinion, was a rundown, ill-maintained venue that will do little good for a world-renowned diva like Celine to have her concert. Nevertheless her fans turn up in drove! As I queued up to collect my tickets and then to the entrance to our seats (a process that took no less than two hours), I gathered that there were fans from Japan, Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines etc in attendance that night.

Once we got into the stadium, it was more than another hour of wait before the concert got started. The whole royal family was there too – but I was cringing in embarrassment as the crowd around me boo-ed loudly as the emcee announced the arrival of the king and queen. Obviously the tension from the recent Malaysian election was still very much in the mind of my fellow countrymen.

Not that I really care one way or another, but still…

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Kuala Lumpur Freeze in Unison 2008

So I made it. To be part of the history made in Kuala Lumpur.

When I got to know the event on Facebook, I was very excited as I have come across these improvisation “pranks” before and thought they are wayyyy cool. So much so that I blogged quite a bit about my upcoming participation in the one in KL.

A few days prior to my departure to KL, I posted some comments on the wall on the Facebook page. The organiser of the event, a cool guy named Zain, then private messaged me:

“I am putting together a team of camera man. And from there all the videos will be compiled and we will make an ‘official’ for youtube. Let me know if you’re and your friend are interested to be part of it. We are all meeting at 1pm not far from the Gathering Point which I will reveal tonight.”

At first, I wanted to be a part of the actual freeze, so I asked my travel buddy (henceforth nicked as Your Highness for reasons only known to him and I, hehe) to take the videos instead.

He agreed, but on the actual day things didn’t went as planned. Your Highness had to tend to his own stuff so I went to the event on my own. In retrospect, that was a great decision – I got the bird eye view of the entire freeze (more on that later), and he got to catch up with an old friend.

So I made my way to Lot 10, which was the gathering point where all the “agents” were supposed to gather. I was there slightly early, so I witnessed how hundreds and hundreds of people from all walks of life gathered in groups throughout Lot 10. We looked at each other and smiled, knowing that we were the “freezers”.

The excitement was palpable, and I couldn’t stop grinning.

Kuala Lumpur Freeze in Unison 2008

The throngs of people spread out on various levels at Lot 10

I met up with some of the organiser team, who later told me where I am supposed to be stationed at. All agents were given a little orange slip of paper, with instruction to freeze at 3.35 p.m. for exactly 4 minutes. Later on I also found out that there were different locations specified, as the turn out was too huge for the one spot at the freezing point to accommodate everyone.

Imagine that!

The freezing point was at Pavilion, which is a new, large shopping mall about five minutes walking distance away from Lot 10. As the 100s of agents made their way to Pavilion, other passerbys looked on in amazement. I guess Lot 10 has never been this crowded before.

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Taking Chances – Celion Dion in Kuala Lumpur!

Celine Dion

Seven hours and counting down to my departure to KL!

This is going to be a much needed break for me, as well as my travel buddy. The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of unexpected twists and turns in my job and love life, I can hardly found the energy and peace of mind to pause and let my heart heal.

Though the upcoming trip is not going to be really a full-out holiday for us (due to some last minute stuff), I guess it is cool not to fight the crowd and spend some quiet time in a somewhat foreign place.

Things to do while I am in KL:

1) Shop for some casual clothes
2) Go out clubbing on Sat night
3) Read my books and prepare some stuff for work
4) Take part in KL Freeze in Unison
5) And, of course, to be at Stadium Merdeka for Celine Dion’s Concert!

Hmmm… come to think of it, I got quite a bit to do at this supposedly laid-back trip. Heh!

Will be away for the weekend, and be back on Monday afternoon. You be good, people :)

It’s Too Noisy

Imagine you had a long day at work.

Imagine you rushed home to enjoy a quiet night in. Perhaps a simple dinner, some beer and a DVD.

Imagine your body relaxing, your muscles loosen, and you find yourself slipping into a deep slumber.

Instead of all these, now imagine your whole serenity is spoiled by banging drums and clashing cymbals.

I had the fortune to be at home the night when a chinese opera and a lion dance decided to have a competition to see who is louder.

It was so noisy I can’t enjoy my porn hear myself think. In frustration I went to sleep early.

And I dreamed of banging drums and clashing cymbals. Gah, those irritants got into my brain!!!

Click to listen how noisy it was. I wasn’t kidding!

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