Friday, November 14, 2008

Lonely Soldier Boy - Michael Bradley

Liked how the song starts with the guitar. The song is from the Robotech cartoon series.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Sha La La La La - Walkers (1974)

By Danish 'GlamRock' called the 'Walkers'. For a more contemporary beat and something we r more familiar with, go here--->> (This is by Dreamhouse)

Ben Lum danced to this song for his performance at the CC behind ol' AMKSS when we were sec2 (i think). Me, him, Des, Andy, n dunno got RJ anot, n maybe Daryl too n more perhaps, went to this overnight camp. At the end of the camp was performance acts by each group, in which we were all spilt up to different groups. So Ben and his group danced to this song. I fondly remembered Ben dancing with 2 bowls, twirling his hands like some exotic dancer. Cant remember whos the organiser for this camp though. If it's any song that reminds me of Ben, it's this.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

We Belong -Pat Benatar (1984)

Learned of this song while watching Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby. "If you're aint First' you're LAST!"

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Who am I?

I read and write in English primarily. I am of Chinese ethnicity and speaks Mandarin, not Chinese, infrequently and writes in Chinese even less. I listen to English, Japanese songs and sometimes my fav German folksong and sometimes SEA lang songs. I speak somewhat passable Cantonese and am learning Vietnamese now. I speak Singlish and tries my very best at being fluent in Hokkien expletives. I consume American culture and Japanese culture as well. But I lived in a place that is truly Southeast Asian as well as Singaporean, in which the best language is the main sustenance of life, MAKANA! I lived in a world where I learn everything but myself, in which the world wants nothing but myself.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Cruisin' (1979) -Smokey Robinson

Ignore the vid again. Gotta turn up the volume abit.

When You are in Love with a Beautiful Woman (1979) - Dr Hook

Track of My Tears (1965) -Smokey Robinson

Ignore the video and listen to the song. It's about a heartbreak and concealing one's emotions and worries.

The singer....the song has a trio of singers providing support, The Miracles, hence Smokey Robinson and the Miracles.

The End (1967) - The Doors

This is the end
Beautiful friend
This is the end
My only friend, the end

Of our elaborate plans, the end
Of everything that stands, the end
No safety or surprise, the end
I'll never look into your eyes...again

[main body of song omitted]............

This is the end
Beautiful friend
This is the end
My only friend, the end

It hurts to set you free
But you'll never follow me
The end of laughter and soft lies
The end of nights we tried to die

This is the end

When the Man Comes Around (2002) - Johnny Cash

For those who dun appreciate the peace we have or have taken life for granted. For those who have known materialism only and none other.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Yojimbo (Bodyguard) - Akira Kurosawa

The film is about this wandering ronin which randomly (he throws a stick in the air at a crossroads n went where it pointed :) lands him in this town in which two gangs rival for mastery of the town's trade. The ronin offers his services as a Yojimbo. He then proceeds to double-play the two gangs making them to fight it out, in order to get rid of the 2 gangs for the peace of the town through his various acts and schemes. This is the last fight scene as he faces the remnants of the last surviving gang. The main lead was practising his knife-throwing skill while he was recovering from an earlier fight scene before this(he practised hitting floating leaves in his hut).The last man standing alive was actually a farmer's son from outside the town and joined the local gangs to get rich. His father tried to persuade him otherwise, and the son retorted he didnt want to spend his whole life eating mush at a run-down farm and heads to this town to strike it rich. Akira Kurosawa was a world-famous director starting from the 1950s-60s. His films were some of the early films that were distributed to worldwide audiences during post-war era. His style was very well-received, especially in the Western sphere which got their 1st taste of this emerging(or re-emerging) Japanese films and culture. His other notable films are Rashamon and Seven Samurai. The main lead is Toshiro Mifune, an actor which he repeatedly starred in his famous films, which incidently made Toshiro Mifune the most well-known portrayal of a Samurai or Ronin in film. This movie was the inspiration for 'A Fistful of Dollars' starring Clint Eastwood. A Western wild west adaptation was made for Seven Samurai as well.

Gundam Wing Endless Waltz - Last Impression (Two-Bits)

Do You Remember Love (Macross DYRL) -Linn Minmay (Mari Ijima)

The Song of an Angel's Paints (Macross DYRL) -Lynn Minmay

Angel Voice (Macross 7) -Nekki Basara

Friday, October 17, 2008

A Tongkiah For Your Thoughts

The people whom one often loses his/her temper with, is often the same people whom are closer to you. Cus deep down, one reckons that the same people would forgive you more often than others.

The Sound of Silence (1966) -Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel

Friday, September 26, 2008

Artsy Fartsy!

Bojun created this banner of myself for our 'Intro to Computing' project which had us doing a website.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Legendary 'SPECIAL'

Green Soursop,Nata de Coco,Yogurt,Carnation Milk, RednGreen pearls,corn

N a bowl full of mango pudding under the ice.Truly sedap for $2! Found only at you-know-where.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

To draw a line

Saw a plane making this wonderful vapour trail in the sky. People are fond of drawing lines to mark sides, opinions and relationships, the phrase, 'draw line btw so n so'. Was thinking the ultimate expression of this would be literally drawing one in the sky,the uppermost boundary of our earthly existence.

Incredulous Sighting!

On the way back to the MRT after badminton wif JM n Clara. Jm toked abt intending to give badminton lessons. Spotted Giant mosquito. Dengue mosquitos must be getting out of hand here.

Long Queue at Bus 96 interchange 15/9/08

1st time having to queue all the way out of the interchange itself, even though I have been taking 96 for more than a year now. Must be midterms tests or something, cause I nvr encounter such a queue on Mon morn 10am.

Night of the Mini-s 02/08/08

All these were taken from the dashboard of Clara's Integra, on our way to the secret rendevous from SSL who then just came back from HK. We were pumping petrol n heading to Holland V.

From Then to Now Series

From a garden-peeing toddler
To young man in a suit
To a fun-loving boy

To the present a beaucoup dinky dau undergrad

Backlog - Flea Market Trip 13/4/08

Old time Steel Helmet, apparently ppl like to put their army helmets (including the latest SAF ones) on sale. Saw half a dozen of em

Backlog -Rare moments KTV 9 July 08

LOOK Ben is singing n posing! (Leeched from ng's blog)

The Sleeping Saga

From JC

Monday, September 08, 2008

Zoo: 2nd Part

RJ N Co.
Seal for a Kiss
RJ shagged but Im not YEAH! (not)

Trip to the Zoo with RJ & Co.


Cheetah chilling out

I need a coke to cool down sia...

In for a dip?

Vandalism with a Twist

Vandalism on the back of a bus seat in the form of a Maths equation. '(you)(me)(sinFather)', Using maths to solve relationship problems? Makes you wonder about the state of the mind of an average singaporean student.......

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Putu Mayam

I had these back when I was living in AMK, seems not many places sell Putu Mayam, or rather the places I go dun sell. Ivan just told me NTU have and his hse there oso have, no wonder he recognise the pix immediately. I had mine at TTSH, I cudnt hear wat the lady called it as it was too noisy and I was too eager to eat it after such a long time. Thats red sugar and grated coconut to eat with the 'beehoon' like pancake,2 slices,otherwise doesnt look that thick.(I asked for more sugar n the Lady stared at me, 'nt enuff meh?'. It was nice reliving the old times (esp im a sweettooth)

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Kuishinbo Lunch Buffet

Scallops and Ginseng Porridge
Assorted Sashimi & Toufu (Ivan's plate)
Assorted Sushi (mine)
Seafood Hotpot
The 2 Hotpots
Chicken & Beef
Desserts; Jellys and Pastries
Desmond's Grape Fondue

$29.90 per pax incl. of everything

Desserts at Azabu Sado

Had this 'hotball'(some kind of pastry) wif ice cream at Azabu Sabo at Marina Sq. Was a treat by my SI coursemates.N the dinner too. It was my birthday treat. THANKS GUYS!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Monday, May 12, 2008

My 1st arm injury

I think all my serious injuries in my life are caused by the most simple activities tat one can tink of. My knee problems (ligament injury, tilted kneecap) were caused by a backward fall off a stone bench in YCK stadium (that kind in the stadiums, where the stone steps and benches are made from one block).
Now this latest injury (small crack in my lower elbow bone joint - so small the senior consultant looking at my xrays spoke so casually abt it - he prob had seens thousands of elbow injuries) is caused by a slip during my landing for my SBJ during my IPPT at Khatib Camp. My 1st Reservist IPPT and I had to chu Stunt. This stunt is like not totally worth it. Now i cant do shit(literally cant shit wifout my arm reminding me of the injury). Sent to TTSH A&E by SAF ambulance accompanied by an ex-YJCian medic. Talked abt school on the way there, abt the good ol' days in WHY-JC.
Got bandaged up in TTSH n into a makeshift sling. Cudnt sleep on the 1st night, but its now better, dun hurt as much, i can type leh....Worried cus this is my writing arm, my hand is like numbing over sianz....... Well hope it gets better.


Firstly we (jm,ng n me) were at this gelato shop at bugis, trying to sastify our sweet teeth(or tooth).
2 girls and 1 guy occupied this table b4 us. The guy didnt fin the waffle which is ok...(top right). The bottom half finished portion is barely acceptable, but the portion at the top left was barely touched and it was 2 scoops! How can any1 waste such good luxury food???? For ppl who dearly enjoyed their share of sweet stuff, ice cream, gelato, etc.... such waste is simply unimaginable! Pretty pissed by the girl who left the untouched portion behind. It's not simply a waste of money, it's just against my moral principles on food. We should be grateful to have more than enough to eat, so wastage should be avoided as much as possible.....

Disturbing Way to Reuse things.....

Ppl usually put auspicious figures or statues on fountains to bring luck and such. So when one try to apply the same concept of spirituality to this picture, I tink it is more than disturbing.....

House of Cards!

Did this in the bar, during the 2/3 reunion event (december). Think i tried more than 10 times...

Friday, March 28, 2008


My fuel to last me through the night as I worked on my essay......This plate contains 2 packets of M&Ms, 1 packet of almonds and the other packet is peanuts...I finished it as I reached my conclusion....(Notes & Laptop on the left n right respectively)


Its menu.....I have the yam paste with ginko nuts.....but I finished it b4 I realised I supposed to take a picture.
Another view of the shop
Its other branches.......The Arcade and Tanjong Pagar Plaza

Came by this shop while exploring Chinatown, it's at People's Park Centre across Chinatown MRT,using the overhead bridge. I remember asking the lady about their opening hours but I forgotten it but I got the impression from her answer that it was open till quite late.