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.::z. 8/8.

elegantly wasted.

varadero's back and my idol journey continues

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

I wish there was a blogbot that takes in values like dates, events, names and feelings, and then automatically generate a blog entry, according to a chosen template. My fingers are tired. Well, my whole body is tired.

Sheryl Crow sings for me everyday.

Mcdonalds birthday party is fun! In all my 33 yrs I've only attended one before, when I was a wee lad at the Shenton Way branch (its no longer there). Some rich relative's kid had his party and all I remembered was sulking in one corner feeling out of place and then following a group of kids around the kitchen area led by a Mac auntie who showed us how the Big Mac is assembled. The ironic thing is, I was behaving more like an adult then, cos when I followed Drey to Liz's 25th birthday party at Mac Kallang 2 saturdays ago, I turned into a kid I never was and played games with all the other adult brats who cheered loudly and danced like there's no one watching. Waaaahahahha .. :D Check out Drey's bloggy for video clips.

Went for another run a day after the party. Its the Terry Fox run at Sentosa this time (aka Run for Hope). Cool weather, nice 9km route along Sentosa cove, Aloha bananas and wet t-shirts at the finish line. Met Q, his friend Kes and got to know a Lord Byron of TMKR. Toast was the restaurant of choice after that, as always, and the day was completed with a grocery shopping trip at Carrefour Suntec.

So long, I-MF'ers.

I got my bike back. Decided that its way too risky to wait for the road tax and insurance to be renewed, so I did it myself. Drey was sporty enough to follow me riding around, it was exhilirating getting my groove back, but during moments of solitary rides, it hit me right in my stomach and soul, it was on this bike that we first saw each other, it was this bike that brought us everywhere for a year. It was on this bike that brought us close, with the wind on our faces and you clinging and hugging on to me for security, that I felt heaven.

Ramadan is here. More memories, less fat. And yay Hady.

I leave you with what Mulder said on X-files many many moons ago. I thought it was so cool then, I committed it to memory and had the mp3 version in my old ipod. Rediscovered it again when I was transferring songs to my new ipod.

"Before the exploration of space, of the moon, and the planets, men held that the heavens were the home and province of powerful gods, who control not just the vast firmament, but the earthly fate of men himself. And that the pantheon of powerful warring dieties was the cause and reason of the human condition, for the past and the future, and which great monuments would be created on earth, as on heaven. But in time men replace these gods with new gods and new religions that provided no more certain or greater answers than those worshipped by his greek or roman or egyptian ancestors. And while we've chosen now our monolithic and benevolent gods and found our certainties in science, believers all, we wait for a sign, a relevation. Our eyes turn skyward, ready to accept the truly incredible, to find our destiny written in the stars. But how do we best look to see, with new eyes, or old?"

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bad dog kelebra

Friday, September 08, 2006

ok ok i'm back from Vietnam... hehe

lets see... the gallery is up, the link is up there. I signed up with Fotki and I thought it was free, only after a month I got an email from them saying that the trial is over, but whatever that was uploaded during the trial period remains, and unless i suscribe at US30 per year, future uploads are limited to 50Mb (which i've exceeded). Man if I've known, I would have uploaded as much as I could during the trial. But anyway, enjoy the pics.

Things that have been keeping me busy -

1) WOMAD! - Started with a pre-event show at NUS CFA on Thursday, 24th Aug, the gang came down and we were treated to a body percussion, dance and song workshop by Risenga Makondo from South Africa. Charismatic, full of enery, funky. The following day, Drey, Liz, KC and I went to the actual event at Fort Canning Park. Lots of goodlooking people lounging and soaking in the atmosphere, music filled the night sky and I'm sure many a hearts were broken amidst the hullabaloo. Dont ask me why. Drey and Liz joined their other friends and went for the second night but I stayed home to prepare myself for..

2) The Sheares Bridge Run - a repeat of last year, although this year I ran with Drey. Completed 10k in slightly under an hour. It rained at the 9th km mark, and it was refreshing, albeit frustrating when it came to the finishing line as they only opened up 2 lanes, causing congestion so you cant do the last 200m sprint. Went to Toast after that, had the obligatory Horlicks Freeze treat and watched Pretty Persuasion after that. A most excellent weekend.

3) Other movies I watched - well, not much really. Lucky number Slevin was just last night. Good show, I enjoyed it - smart, exciting, funny. Oh Devil wears Prada - i dozed off the last 30 mins. Music was good, lots of eye candy, Meryl going "that's all", and nothing much else really.

4) Went to 2 weddings, one at Hasanah mosque, a friend's brother got married, and the other at CCK - Teffy's wedding. Dear old Teffy, my friend from HDB ISD, who has since moved on to ICA. It was good meeting up with old colleagues and friends I've not seen in almost 3 years.

5) Hmm what else.. I cant remember. Oh! I was on MC for 2 days, developed high fever of 38.4 deg C, I was so sick, I couldnt stand up straight. Aeiziyan drove me from office to the Pasir Ris Clinic and doctor ordered me to go home, take medicine, and SLEEP, which i did for a full 12 hours and I got better after that. I guess it must have been just fatigue and over-exertion.

6) I went to the President's Star Charity TV show at Mediacorp - shook hands with Ho Kwon Ping and wifey Claire Chang as I entered, took the same lift as Tan Boon Huat, the Returning Officer of the recent GE, and sat on the same row as the President, but at the side though hehe. Lots of stars, lots of glitter, lots of noisy screams from the kids in the gallery. The Idol finalists look larger than life, and thats scary, I think TV and the whole celebrity facade that it creates somehow fine-tunes your brain into looking at them that way. Sofian asked me to SMACK Joakim in the head. I nearly did that as I walked behind him on my way to the Sushi bar during reception. But then I would be escorted out of the building unceremoniously, and that would do me no good. And besides, he's suffered enough.

I signed up for the StanChart marathon, 21km! Gosh. 3rd December. I dont know if I can do it. But what the hey, enough of running 10kms.. The Terry Fox Run is coming up on the 17th. 9k at the Tanjong Beach at Sentosa. Might be running alone. Anyone coming?

The calls and emails are starting again.

RIP Steve Irwin.
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