Friday, March 13, 2015
It's been 3 months, and woah you're still here.
But that's the Internet for you. Nothing really dies.
Ads, words, angst all still exists online.
A bit of nostalgia side-stepped me recently, when I received a wedding invite from my secondary school friend.
Age really catches up on you eh? But then again, it's not really age. It's not an age thing like where everyone sits for O Levels at 16 years old. It's more of a stage in life, where you get married, or you get a house, or you get promoted etc.
And it struck me, what a long time it has been. So, I decided to come and visit this blog a bit. I have no clue how active I'll be here next time. Indeed, this blog has really seen me age quite a bit, and how I have matured differently from my posts - from my years in poly, from girlfriend to girlfriend, to leaning towards the technological interesting gadget reviews or posts, and then every now and then a very mind-boggling post, filled with suggestive words and complicated words.
Every now and then, it's good to take stock of your life.
Helping my wife with her company accounts, collecting our new house keys tomorrow, rising up the ladder at work, it all seems so fast so swift at times. And at times, I feel the need to just chill. Five minutes of breathing and smelling the roses by the road won't mean the world stops turning.
In fact, life is sometimes so full, so big that we can never fully understand it. Rather, we can only marvel and bask in it. Like the flower blooming in the sun from the crack in the sidewalk. Like a dog lying on its back, and daydreaming. Like a baby smiling within the soft glows of the sun's rays.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Today, I chatted with my Uber taxi driver while on the way to work.
(I'll talk about Uber another time)
My taxi driver broke the ice by asking me about the phone model I was using. From there, it went on to me talking about how older phone models lasted longer, and could still work despite dropping it. (I think I was in a reflective mood).
Then I asked my driver how long he had been driving, and he told me he had been driving for ten years. "Ten years!", I remarked to him. "That's a long time. You saw Singapore developing, and the latest trends and growth through this decade."
He kept quiet for a min or two, before commenting that he hadn't really thought about it in that perspective.
I pointed out that Singapore ten years ago was a very very different picture than now. You had lesser criticism of foreign talent, lesser train lines, lesser taxi surcharges, and so much more.
You could see his mental cogs start turning and he went "true, you are right. It is quite different."
Then, we reached my destination. And indeed, we have changed so much over time, but have we grew old without admiring the beauty of the world?
One could focus on acquiring wealth and riches or status or power, but what good would that do, if you don't see the world?
Wednesday, February 05, 2014
When a person highly respected in the same
faith as you
that professes the same beliefs as you
judges you without knowing you.
The place that you enter
as a sanctuary
as a hiding place
lets you down.
That you feel judged and found guilty
without any wrongdoings.
Judged due to my working hours
Judged due to my denomination
Judged by society's standards.
Judged by your requirements.
Are you a Pharisee?
All words and no action?
Monday, February 03, 2014
Saturday, January 11, 2014
So, when I read about Nohot Cup, I was mystified. Finally, an answer to hot liquids!
While it looks like a regular coffee cup, its lid is made from heat sensitive materials, so when the drink is too hot, there will be a lump on the lid that will hit your nose if you try to drink it. Once the drink has sufficiently cooled down, the lump will slowly disappear, allowing you to drink your warm beverage without any risk of tongue burns.
More info here.
Friday, January 10, 2014
It's been a year since I've been attached, and since then, I have gotten a house (still building), shifted from Bukit Merah to Hougang, got promoted, witnessed half my department leave (not at all at the same time), booked a hotel ballroom for wedding banquet, and gotten a mama shop.
Well, not really gotten a mama shop, but running its operations daily. Which can be a bit tiring but fun. Sometimes I need to scramble for time to sleep. After cleaning the cat's litter and dog's poo, and feeding and watering them. And doing household chores like hanging up the clothes and all.
But all in all, I'm still surviving and I couldn't have done it alone.
You see, we aren't a normal couple. Normal couples would be defined as those working office hours on a Mon to Fri job. They would probably have breakfast and dinner every night, and a date or two during the weekends.
I work shifts. My fiance works projects. So she could chill for three days, and then chiong eight days a week. Along the way, we fit in time for each other around the busy schedules. Maybe breakfast together, or supper together. Sometimes, we get so tired we just fall asleep in each others' arms.
Despite all this, I am quite enjoying life. Granted, sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming, and my eyes get smaller than their minimum size. Sometimes, she gets insecure, and I feel taken for granted, but we overcome all these together, and stick with each other.
2013 was a rather rushed and life-changing year. 2014 doesn't have to be better or worse, but fulfilled and lived to satisfaction.
Monday, December 16, 2013
You'll be missed.
It's an understatement to say I'm sad at your passing. I shed tears for you once when you left the company, and now I'm shedding them for you once more.
Did you not hug me and promised you'll come back stronger? I believed you. You were always a man of action. But what happened? I will never know.
So young, so full of life, yet you just gave up. And to such an end.
We were your family, you said to us on that day when you left, and you disappointed us. Indeed, we tried to help you, but now that you have taken matters into your hands, were we more of a burden than a help?
I may not agree with your ideals but I respected your skills and how you always completed what you promised.
I only pray this is not what you promised.