Sunday, September 16, 2007


I believe I have this remarkable ability to be able to cover my emotions to a certain degree. It is like, I can keep my face neutral, or smirk, or smile as if nothing happened. Basically, I can prevent myself from showing extreme emotions.

Naturally, this can be a very useful skill, since it prevents people from knowing what I'm really thinking all the time. So you won't know if I'm excited, or upset, or whatever. Of course, it can also be bad sometimes, since it prevents people from knowing what I'm really thinking all the time. So you won't know if I'm excited, or upset, or whatever.

The point I'm bringing up here is that even though I may show only 3 emotions on a regular basis (laughing, stoning, or neutral), I can safely assure you that I do experience the same range of emotion that other more expressive people feel.

And while we're on this subject, I must say that I most certainly do not appreciate doors being slammed/closed/pushed shut in my face. In fact, in case you didn't know, I find it somewhat rude. Especially if my face happens to be about an inch away from the door. I mean, it's one thing if I was being a exceedingly irritating for the past half an hour or so. In such a case, I would think that would be justified. It's a totally different matter, however, if I had spent 15 minutes of my study time trying to help you solve a technical problem you encountered, and I was going back to give you a piece of information that you might have needed to know. I mean, yeah, your talk/program/whatever may be more important than me, but the least you could do is be polite right? Right?

Ok, on to other things. So anyway, today Kairos went down to Merchant Court for a spot of food, thanks to the generosity of Uncle P who very kindly treated us to it. Food was great, but I somehow didn't feel quite so hungry, so I didn't eat a lot. Heh. It helps when you're trying to lose weight, to not eat too much. It was nice to have some time of chilling out with your peers, and being able to relax. Yup.

3 tests (or is it 4?) coming up next week... help...


Monday, September 10, 2007


Just as a short side note, before I forget, my dad was at Covenant having some conference over the past weekend or so, and he heard this joke from one of the speakers there:

There was a guy, who had a really nice dog, called Maze. The dog was obedient and loyal, but had one major failing: it liked to eat the grass on his front lawn, leaving large, unsightly bare patches all over the yard. To protect his lawn, he usually kept the dog in the house or in the shed when he wasn't around to ensure that his lawn remained beautiful.

Then, he went on a long holiday. When he got back, the grass was overgrown, and the roof was leaking. So he grabbed his tool bag and clambered on to the roof to go and fix the hole. After he had patched up the hole, he was starting to climb down when he lost his balance and slipped. He managed to grab onto the roof before he fell off, but in the process, dropped his wrench into the long grass beneath him.

Cursing his own clumsiness, he lowered himself to the ground, and started searching for his missing tool. But try as he might, he just couldn't find the wrench. So he miserably went back into the house.

The next morning, he woke up, and when he went out onto the patio, he realized that his dog Maze had managed to get out of the house in the middle of the night, and had left large bare patches all over the field again. He was about to go and scold his wayward dog again, when he noticed a silvery glint in one of the patches. He ran over, and picked up the wrench he had lost the day before.

Then he said,

"A grazing Maze
How sweet a hound,
That saved a wrench for me."



Sunday, September 09, 2007


Just to let people know, the new IFG blog is up. Link has been updated, only one post so far, will update further as more events are set up.


Saturday, September 01, 2007


As I mentioned earlier, I've discovered that I really like many of the Studio Ghibli shows. Strangely enough, however, I have also found that I rather like some of those that are shoujo. I mean like Nausicaa and Castle in the Sky are really good, but I also enjoyed watching like Ocean Waves and Whisper of the Heart.

So anyway, I got a little obsessed with getting music from those movies, so I toddled off to HMV like last Wednesday to go and browse about. By the way, they have some sort of sale, and many of the anime feature film DVDs are going at around SGD20. But anyway. As expected, most of the OSTs were like SGD60 apiece, since they were Japanese imports. But then I spotted what appeared to be a collection of Studio Ghibli music. And it was priced at SGD20! So I happily bought it before going back to listen to E's talk on terrorism.

When I went home however, I discovered that I was too impetuous. This was when I wanted to load the tracks into Starlight Express II that I realized the artiste was the Carl Orjje Piano Ensemble. Which meant it was all instrumental, while I had been hoping for the actual music from the shows. That put a bit of a dent into my joyous mood, until I started listening, cos the music is really nice. And I'm like almost addicted to it now. Haha.

Ok, and I have a marvelous quote from my friend Z during CG last week. She was talking about her lecture mate (or lecturer? Not too sure) in a Mathematics class.

"He's like so clever can? He can calculate pi. I can only eat pie!"

It totally cracked the lot of us up.