Thursday, December 21, 2006

Smoke!!!! HELP!!!

Yesterday night I went to the pasar malam in Farlim with my two brothers and two aunts. All of us cramped into my mini. After the pasar malam, we decided to go for char koay teow in Anson Road. Suddenly smoke came out of nowhere. So I pulled my car by the roadside, just right opposite Han Chiang High School. I tried to stop the engine but the ignition key won't budge one bit. Everyone in the car panicked and rushed out of the car while I still tried to stop the engine. After few tries, I managed to stop the engine. My aunts were worried that the car might blow up. Everyone was out of the car except for me. 5 minutes after the smoke disappeared, we decided to risk our lives by driving home. Luckily our house was nearby. Today the mechanic came. He said the wiring got burnt. Luckily the engine didn't catch fire. If not, I would have a burned pig today.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Ex-Georgian Annual Dinner

Pre-Christmas Clubbing

After procrastinating for the past year, my friends finally had enough courage to go clubbing with me and sp. And this time I swear that it has been the best trip ever. I went with a bunch of pretty girls, 2 air-hostesses, one who is a part-time model and and half angmoh. Everyone was all pretty and dressed up. It was fun although I saw a few incidents that I personally felt disgusted. There was this couple that was smooching right smack in the middle of the stage. Helloo...can't you do it elsewhere? You're just putting on a free show for everyone when nobody's interested and taking up a hell lot of space. I reached home nearly 4am only to find that the water supply has been cut off. So that meant I couldn't bath. All I could do was to clean my face with a make up remover. I ended up sleeping on the floor because I smelled like a walking cigarette.

This entire holiday had been hectic. Can you believe that I have been waking at 7am every morning eventhough it is a school holiday? Everyday I will be busy with either my tuition, german language class or yoga and I have to find time for my golf practice as well. And not forgetting that I also have guitar lessons. While I am busy slaving away my 24hours which is still not enough for me, my friends are having a nice holiday watching dvds and sleeping till 12pm everyday. And as if my workload is not enough, I just had to find more work for myself by helping my cousin do his assignment which I now know that it is very difficult. ARRRGGGGHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

With just 2 weeks of holidays left, I doubt I will have any relaxing time to myself before the start of a new school term which is going to be hectic as well.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Nähe des Geliebten ; Nearness of the Beloved One

This is one of my favourite poems.

Ich denke dein,
wenn mir der Sonne schimmer

I think of you,
when I see the sun's shimmer
Vom Meere strahlt; Gleaming from the sea.
Ich denke dein,
wenn sich des Mondes Flimmer
I think of you,
when the moon's glimmer
In Quellen malt. Is reflected in the springs.

Ich sehe dich,
wenn auf dem fernen Wege
I see you,
when on the distant road
Der Staub sich hebt, The dust rises,
In tiefer Nacht,
wenn auf dem schmalen Stege
In deep night,
when on the narrow bridge
Der Wandrer bebt. The traveler trembles.

Ich höre dich,
wenn dort mit dumpfem Rauschen
I hear you,
when with a dull roar
Die Welle steigt. The wave surges.
Im stillen Haine geh' ich oft zu lauschen, In the quiet grove I often go to listen
Wenn alles schweigt. When all is silent.

Ich bin bei dir,
du seist auch noch so ferne,
I am with you,
however far away you may be,
Du bist mir nah! You are next to me!
Die Sonne sinkt,
bald leuchten mir die Sterne.
The sun is setting,
soon the stars will shine upon me.
O wärst du da! If only you were here!

J.W. von Goethe