La Musique

Sunday, March 12, 2006

State Of Fear

Yesterday was one of the most freakish weather experiences in my whole 19 years in Singapore. I don't know about the other parts of the island, but Hougang was in a terrible state. The wind was so strong, metal frame boards were blown down with ease. I know, I was there. One just slammed down right beside me, and another unfortunate victim was hit by another one when I glanced back. Shelters looked useless as the rain poured in sideways, leaving no one spared from its wrath. So I thought, ok, that was one coincidence. So I walked through the NEL MRT underpass to go to the bus interchange, feeling the daft cold from the combination of my drenced clothes and air-con along the way. Emerging from there, I walked on, and right in front of me, before my very eyes, there was this tree that just broke and fell. It's a good thing no one was near it. It wasn't a skinny tree, it was rather big, so you can imagine the raw power of the wind. I walked on, focusing my mind with one goal: To get home. Nothing else mattered. (Except maybe for my Fina guitar which I brought that day. Heh.) Freaky day.

Well, aside from the stormy weather, that only took place at around 6. Before that, I was at Sentosa with xr, siting, kexin, yiping and puayhoon. Puay organised a beach volleyball outing. I originally saw a list of 11 people coming, and by word of mouth, I heard it could reach to more than 15. But hah, it was only 6 of in the end. Nevermind the numbers. I thought it was still fun at the end of the day. Yiping brought her volleyball. Everyone was told to meet at 8. I came there at 8.10, and I was scolding myself for being late. Surprise surprise, I am the first. THE FIRST!! Haha. Haiz, sad. I was tired the previous day and wished for more sleep. So yeah, to know that I'm late and first to reach, it's not a good achievement. Everyone reached at around 9. No matter, I was playing Something's Missing at the food court upstairs. (Ok la kexin, it's called Food Court, not Kopitiam. Sorry for the mistake.) I called it kopitiam, and because of tt, puay and kexin went to another place to find me. Haha. Fine, my bad.

With everyone gathered, we headed for Sentosa, Palawan Beach. (Correct spelling in malay is Pahlawan. I wonder why they never corrected that.) The beach sand was bloody hot, and coarse. After playing for 30 minutes, my sole was naked. It was quite painful, so I wore sandals to play. Other than that, I had no complaints. We are not pros, so the ball flew everywhere except into the court most of the time. Heh. There was a FHM photo shoot going on at that time, so I didn't mind picking up the ball when it headed their direction. Hohoho. Siting and xr were very cute. They did some funny dance, incuding the Singapore Workout. If they had it their way, it'd be the next big thing in clubs. At the end of the game, we had our own photoshoot, with FHM being our motivation. Haha. Not much of a success, yet not much of a failure. They still look cute though. =) At at Sakae Sushi, then headed home. (PS: Sakae sucks big time. And does Sakae means frog in japanese? Anyone can answer that?)

Friday, March 10, went to celebrate jolene's birthday, which was on March 8. Can't believe we're all hitting 20 this year. Mine's coming soon. Man, gonna miss the days in the tens. Anw, went to The Balcony at The Heerens to celebrate. I would say that the place is kind of cool. We didn't get to sit at the 2nd level, which looked awesome from outside. If we did get the chance that night, I think it would have been better. Drank lotsa different drinks. I drank the Cosmopolitan, which was presented in a rather cool manner. Eileen: Some Mint Choc thingy. Jolene: Alcohol in the form of antibiotics. Really, it's like antibiotics. Xr: Alcohol with citrus flavour I think. Siting: Lime alcohol. Ok, I don't remember the names of the drink, but that's the gist of it. Eileen has quite a low tolerance to alcohol, so she was all red-faced and had bloodshot eyes after half a cup. She kept saying, "Can't believe I'm so lousy." Haha. Cute. Noticed she wore braces. Said that she had it on for three weeks on. Continue to smile yup. I don't find anything wrong on smiling with braces. Chatted till 1230. Bought a Swatch watch as a gift for her, and it looked classy. They said they were preparing her for the corporate world since her poly life has come to a stop, so she must wear that when she works. Heh heh. (You better wear it!!!) Happy birthday jolene fu li shan.. You've always been a wonderful friend, and a funny one at it too. All the best!

Went out with weilien today. Ate at Ajisen Ramen. I've been craving for ramen .I really love ramen now. It's really nice! Tried the Black Pepper Beef Ramen. Awesome stuff. You guys should try it. Get Tori Katsu Ramen as well. It's pufferfish, but it tastes awesome. I'll be back there more often. Will definitely try all the nice ones and recommend. After the replenishment, went on to Kino to get xr her comic, and then to Swee Lee to get my guitar cable. (All I need is an amplifier now. Haha.) I feel kind of pathetic. I have the cable, but no amplifier. In case you're wondering why I only bought the cable, it's for my guitar tuner. I find tuning to be a breeze when I plug in the cable to both guitar and tuner. Wasn't sure if I bought the right one, but I just tried it and it works fine. So yeah, cool. Helped siting buy her Primary 1 test papers at the same time. Rendezvoused with her at taka, then set off in our separate ways. Spent the rest of the time talking in Coffee Bean, with a Vanilla Ice Blended (Caffeinated) by our side. Not bad.

Saw kaixin on the way back. She still looks as cute and perky as ever. Will catch up to you soon.

Been a really busy and fun week. Back to work tomorrow. Oh how I wish for ORD to come soon. Civilian life is really awesome. Heh.

Oh, john mayer's Stop This Train is uber awesome. Check it out here:
(It's on his next album, Continuum. Please come soon too!)

Stop This Train by John Mayer

No, I'm not colorblind
I know the world is black and white
Try to keep an open mind
Just can't sleep on this tonight

Stop this train
I wanna get off and go home again
Cant take the speed it's movin in
I know I cant
But honestly wont someone
Stop this train

Don't know how else to say it
Don't wanna see my parents go
One generations left for me
Findin life out on my own

Stop this train
I wanna get off and go homeagain
Can't take the speed it's movin in
I know I cant
But honestly wont someone
Stop this train

So green at gettin older
I'm only good at being young
So I play the numbers game
I find a way to say that
Life has just begun

Had a talk with my old man
Said help me understand
He said since 68
You renegotiate
Don't stop this train
Don't fall in bed and lose the place youre in
Don't think I couldn't ever understand
I tried my hand
John, honestly
We'll never stop this train

Once in awhile
When it's good
It will feel like it should
And they're all
Still around
And you're still safe and sound
And they don't miss a thing
So you cry as you're driving
Away in the dark
Just singing

Stop this train
I wanna get off and go homeagain
Cant take the speed it's movin in
I know I cant
Cos now I see
I'll never stop this train

9:13 PM