Happy Chinese New Year 2009

Like what we always do for the past century, meetups with relatives and gossip, talk, share, gamble.  Its a good occasion for the lost bonds to rekindle and letting go of what had happened the past year, reflect and start planning for this rocky pavement of the upcoming year.  Like what Adeline had written in her blog, this year is gona be really tough for the OXes (yeah I was born in the year of OX) and looking at the prediction of the zodiacs’ life this year, tiger, dragon and dog are on the higher summit (my dad, mum and bro) respectively.  I really hope my family would continue to prosper in their business and ofcoz, stay healthy because without health, wealth is mere.

So I brought my mum and sis out last night to Loyang Tua Pek Gong (like what I did for the past few years).  We visit the temple on wee hours to avoid the unncessary crowd and thick smokes.  What had me amazed this year was that the temple had 6 real cows in the temple, as though it was some ritual but it was really saddening to see the animals get trapped in this small place and gets stared at.  There was 1 cow that looked so angry and helpless when I stared at her nonstop for 5minutes.  I was trying to mesmerise her, thats why. LOL.

With an addition of a family member, Biscuit (my dog), my family seems more bonded than the last time.  We had to leave the dog behind in the house because we don’t want to be tied to her when we’re having our family gathering.  Then, my dad always want to go home early instead of staying at our relative house too long unlike last time, when he could stay there until 1-2am.  Its definitely better now =)  I wanna thank biscuit so much for putting my family together again.  My sis, mum and dad now talks more and goes out more often as well.  For the past year, my family relationship has improved tremendously.

On my side, my true friends seem to have a very big gap with me.. it was accumulative effect; when there is a gap, it only gets bigger instead of smaller.  I was really busy with both my school and personal life.  I had to juggle between my poor academic results and my hall’s commitment for my school.  And for personal committments, I have a new family member (biscuit) that I have to be home some times to play with her and my beloved girlfriend, i’m attached.  But still, on the much brighter side, I have met more people in school, earn more friends and still stay happy like previously before army.  However, I still  really miss those slacking days.

So, if you haven’t start reflecting, start thinking on what you’ve really done to make yourself proud and what are your upcoming plans on the rocky paths this coming year and leave a comment here =).

Last but not least,


Manage to get my hands to try on my cousin’s Sony A-350 DSLR and GuitarHero: Worldtour.  I kick ass, like totally.  Not actually, I only know how to play guitar and percussions with Medium difficulty.  Well, like what other tubers would say, Practice always makes perfect!


Goodbye 2008; Hello 2009!

Went to shop at Bugis today since afternoon; had lunch with my baby at the temporary market, then shopped for hours in SimLim Square as I was thinking of getting a NAS for my school and get her an external harddisk.. then walked over to Bugis Street and got myself a new shoulder bag & cap:

Took a bus over to Funan to buy her a Western Digital harddiskWatched the fireworks on the bridge and Im pretty surprised with my dad’s Point&Shoot camera being able to set Manual mode but I can only adjust the ISO; the aperture and shutter speed is still pre-determined by the camera itself thus I have quite afew blurry and unclear shots:

Countdown to 2009 at the Fullerton Bridge was great.  I didn’t get the chance to really count down (5, 4, 3, 2, 1) because people where pushing and shouting everywhere and I was totally lucky to be in the walk way of the bridge.  They closed the walkway from public from 11pm onwards and thankfully I was there since 9pm (ok i’m really kiasu lar!).  At first I was wondering why the barricade out the walkway and the road but after that I realise they had their reason.  The road was completely filled and looked so out-of-control at around 11.45pm!  The cisco ushers had a hard time controlling the crowd as well.

Anyway, the fireworks was really fantastic.  It was like, just before the front of my eyes and the sound of the combustions was like rapidly fired guns!

View more photos here!

2008 passed really fast, with the following summary:

  • Im officially out of army (ORD loh!)
  • Im a student once again (studying in NTU)
  • I neglected most of my friends
  • I’m pretty stucked up
  • School is both fun and boring
  • I’ve made new friends from school!
  • My result sucked
  • Taste of freedom; yet again.

And my 2009 to-do list, uncompleted list but have been running through my brains:

  • Study better
  • Make more friends
  • Keeping our relationship stable
  • Priorities things better
  • Time management; reject procrastinations
  • Quit puffing (smoking) officially (thanks to the god damn 2009 new bans on smoking areas)
  • Keep things as easy and simple
  • Less temperamental
  • Make my house IN2009 (saving to install network access storage to share files in my family with RAID1 (for backup) and network media player so that my big plasma TV is not under-utilized by just cableTV)
  • Proper file management
  • Be nicer to friends (requested by Sunny; he’s saying Im not treating them well enough =*)

Nevertheless, HAPPY NEW YEAR!

There’s a bigger note that says: Its darling’s birthday tomorrow!