Update.

17 09 2009

I haven’t blogged for a long time have I? Even Stephanie’s complaning. lols. Its just that, a lot of things happened, and I just don’t feel like blogging it yet. No inspiration. Right now, the mood seems right, so here I go..

Team trip to East Coast! I haven’t been there for a very very long time. it has changed so much! Had a whole bunch of us around. I just realized how serene Bedok Jetty can be in the evening. While the rest of them were encamped at Mcdonalds, I decided to cycle to the jetty to sit down. Its the first time I felt peace in a long long time.

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To my left.

To my right.

To my right.

What's behind me...

What's behind me...

All around... serenity.

All around... serenity.

After so long, I cycled like a nutcase back and forth. You don’t really appreciate distance till you try cycling down East Coast Park. Brought me back to the old days, a decade ago, where I would cycle like said nutcase up and down West Coast.. whether it was to Ginza Plaza, or to Pandan Reservoir or even to West Coast Park. I’ve AGED.

One drawback about the area, its near to Changi airport, so the sounds of the planes flying in and out of one of the world’s busiest airports can be a tad bit distracting. I counted 22 planes flying in and out throughout the whole time I was there. And to think that, I’ve been telling a lot of people who have been asking, that I haven’t been on a plane before. I AM SERIOUS. Never had. I have been on foot since the dawn of my birth.

Speaking of foot. Ryan bought his new entry-level DSLR, and was so excited to try it. He had access to the car, so the first stop we went to was Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. We basically walked around the Reserve trying to explore whatever that could be explored, which was plenty actually. I haven’t been to the Reserve for a long time, so I was quite surprised to “discover” that there was a lot of things I missed out!

Random dead leaf on the boardwalk.

Random dead leaf on the boardwalk.

Mini autumn?

Mini autumn?

Hindhede Quarry. Looks a bit like Ubin scenery eh? There was 3 other quarries Ryan and myself couldn't cover. Can't wait to return back there again.

Hindhede Quarry. Looks a bit like Ubin scenery eh? There was 3 other quarries Ryan and myself couldn't cover. Can't wait to return back there again.

Ryan... being Ryan. =P

Ryan... being Ryan. =P

Random wood block corner close up.

Random wood block corner close up.

Saw this twisted tree when we entered one of the nature trails. Amazing eh?

Saw this twisted tree when we entered one of the nature trails. Amazing eh?

Close up of said tree.

Close up of said tree.

Fallen tree split apart by Nature. Notice the blue spherical seeds inside the cracks. Safe to say, the tree had blue balls. LOLS!

Fallen tree split apart by Nature. Notice the blue spherical seeds inside the cracks. Safe to say, the tree had blue balls. LOLS!

Ryan shocked this fella. Almost stepped on his tail. We spent 5 minutes just looking at this guy, who was content digging a hole by a tree.

Ryan shocked this fella. Almost stepped on his tail. We spent 5 minutes just looking at this guy, who was content digging a hole by a tree.

Den after about an hour, we got exhausted and decided to head back to the car. It was loooong downhill walk, but it was made worthwhile because we saw an old friend on the way down!

WEI ZHONG! HAHAHAHAHA! kidding kidding! =X

WEI ZHONG! HAHAHAHAHA! kidding kidding! =X

There was a troop of monkeys happily sitting by the side of the path like nobody’s business. I counted 15 healthy troop members. I don’t know which species they really are, but its really heartening to know there’s a healthy population of primates still active in one of Singapore’s nature reserves.

After a few minutes of debating inside the car, we decided to head to Sungei Buloh Nature Reserve, the premier mangrove reserve on the mainland. The other of course, being Chek Jawa, which I haven’t stepped foot on before.

The Reserve was absolutely fantastic in the late afternoon, other than the murderous mosquitoes, it was perfect day for a stroll. Next 3 photos were taken on top of the Aviary watch tower.

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Mangrove scenery all around.

Mangrove scenery all around.

This non-epic picture of a flower is THE reason why I wanna get a freakin prime lens.

This non-epic picture of a flower is THE reason why I wanna get a freakin prime lens.

Nice right? Walked around a hell lot. I’m looking for a good place, other than my FB, to upload all of the shots. I know deviantart is good, but that’s being used for the cosplay shoots I do. I’ll see how.

It was on the way back to the Visitors Centre did something really epic fail happened to me.

We just about reached the Centre and were preparing to exit, but Ryan said he needed to go to the toilet. So I told him to go ahead while I waited outside. I was standing on the typical wooden boardwalk, bordered by greenery to both my left and right.

I spied a sign on one of the walls, stating to BE CAREFUL OF CROCODILES. Yes, there are mangrove crocodiles hanging around if they’re not busy being buayas or dissing Croc shoes. Suddenly, I head scratching sounds below me, where my left foot was. When I looked down.. lo and behold..

No.. I didn't see this dude. But I sure wish I did!

No.. I didn't see this dude. But I sure wish I did!

Staring back at me, was a 1.5m long water monitor lizard. *cue horror scene music*

Safe to say, after reading that crocodile warning and seeing a reptilian head near my feet, I did my best impression of Usain Bolt and ran. The lizard too, jumped and ran. Ryan peeked his head outside, and asked whats wrong. I told him everything. H e didn’t laugh, because he knew what we were looking at.

It really resembles a Komodo Dragon. Not Kodomo baby talcum powder.

It really resembles a Komodo Dragon. Not Kodomo baby talcum powder.

"kua simi kua?"

"kua simi kua?"

Very National Geographic eh? LOLS!

Very National Geographic eh? LOLS!

Just looking at it already gives me the creeps. URGH. Anyway, we spied a few of the water monitors on the way back, and snapped away. It was pretty much my closest encounter of the reptilian kind.

"I see you... do you see me?"

"I see you... do you see me?"





Hundred

30 04 2009

I’m still up. Waiting for the Champion’s League Semifinal game between MY club Manchester United and Arse-anal Arsenal. It SHOULD be a cracker of a game. I hope.

Anyway, I came across this article while surfing around after getting bored of watching my downloaded animes.

Builders find Auschwitz message

Can you imagine that? A message left behind in 1944, to be found in 2009. God knows whether the people in the letter are still alive, but don’t you think that they actually managed to leave a piece of their history behind, to let the future discover? I can imagine how proud and emotional their descendants would be. Then I suddenly remembered why my email address has a peculiar number behind it (for those who don’t know, one of my email addresses is darkscythe2085@hotmail.com).

2085.

Which is 100 years after the year I’m born. I remembered what was going through my mind when I first thought of that email addie;

“Would I be alive 100 years after I was born?”

Kind of morbid know. Chances are, it won’t happen. But then again, you might never know. The point is, I was looking to imagine how it’d be like in Year 2085. The fella who wants to choose that email address would be shocked to find out its been in use since 2003. Maybe in 2085, my son’s son’s son’s children will be born. I wonder what his name will be? Will it have a Shah behind as well? What kind of legacy will I leave for them? Would they be of mix blood? Would they be handsome / beautiful?

What will be new in 2085? Would there still be ERP? Would cars be flying instead of on the road? Would Calvin’s son finally get a JC girlfriend? Will there be JCs in that era? Can Ryan finally eat mayonnaise? Will phones be able to transmit live images without lagging, across all the continents? Would the sea levels be the same? Great fun to see what will be in the future ain’t it.

Sometimes, I wish I could freeze myself at this age, and then watch as my descendants grow up into the future. Cullen-like, if you may. Well, according to most nature forecasters, Earth would run out of fuel, have the ozone layer completely depleted, bla bla bla.. pandemics.. endemics.. Not a really bright future if you look at it pessimistically. BUT. We ARE the smartest species on the planet. We’ll find a way through. Will my descendants have a hand in it? Will they get to live off the planet?

I got a million and one questions running through my head right now. I just wish I could travel to the future, and see how Muhd Fadzli Shah the 4th will do in the future. On the other hand, what I can do right now, is to let him see what I did in the past.

I have no idea whether my 2 blogs will survive far into the future. There, they can read everything I went through, the mistakes I made, the people I loved and loathed, the things I’ve seen and heard.. never thought a blog can be that significant right? I look at my grandparents and think about the things they’ve seen in their lifetime.. and then comes my experiences.. to be passed down to my son. and his son after that.

I think you guys can tell this post is churning up thought trains in my head more confusing than Ryan’s hair when it was long and unruly. But you get what I mean. I just hope, and pray, that the future will be bright and happy for my descendants.

By the way, I’ve updated the About page, and also added a new one as well, Global Lyrics. Check out the tabs at the top of the blog.





Wiser.

20 04 2009

Turned 24 yesterday. What does it mean?

It means that I’m getting closer to dying achieving my dreams.

HAHA.. morbid thoughts aside, I had a quiet celebration yesterday, and a wild one the day before. Got a few pictures I wanna put up!

18th April:

Team Zero's Requiem Cosplay Team. Not everyone is here though!

Team Zero's Requiem Cosplay Team. Not everyone is here though!

Our team Colgate model.

Our team Colgate model.

This is practically the first thing I saw when I reached. Orichi getting raped pummelled.

This is practically the first thing I saw when I reached. Orichi getting raped pummelled.

Neverending.

Neverending.

Guys with.. toys?

Guys with.. toys?

Met the team for an outing to celebrate the April babies birthdays. 3 of us altogether. Unfortunately, due to the sudden influx of new people and the trauma of watching Orichi get pwned, I wasn’t quick enough to capture the birthday peeps with the birthday cake. But still, THANK YOU GUYS FOR THE WONDERFUL CELEBRATION!

After celebrating at Vivo, we went to Just Acia at Dhoby Gaut Exchange to eat. I had the Salmon Teriyaki. DAMN NICE! Highly recommended! We were practically the noisiest and happening group there. Got to know some of the members better. Pure fun. It got better after that, because we went to PS to check out some stuff, and Shiro and Kuro got me presents!

From Shiro: Because she said it looks like me. Every morning now, I look in the mirror because of this. lols.

From Shiro: Because she said it looks like me. Every morning now, I look in the mirror because of this. lols.

From Shiro as well.

From Shiro as well.

From Kuro: Lelouch Lamperouge sticker to paste over the back of my iPhone! To cover the crack she says.

From Kuro: Lelouch Lamperouge sticker to paste over the back of my iPhone! To cover the crack she says.

From Kuro as well. Lelouch pendant. Now I got Geass. I wish. lols.

From Kuro as well. Lelouch pendant. Now I got Geass. I wish. lols.

From poondq: Really COOL Code Geass semi-transparent picture. EXCLUSIVE from Japan!

From poondq: Really COOL Code Geass semi-transparent picture. EXCLUSIVE from Japan!

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE GIFTS!

PS was closing by the time we were done, so we headed to Park Lane to play L4D. lols. AGAIN. Anyways, they now know I’m probably the most strategic Boomer for the day. All I need is a wall. lols.

19th April:
Went out with my family in the morning! Drove to Harbourfront Shopping Centre for breakfast at Pastamania!

Carbonara!

Carbonara!

Had that wonderful plate of turkey bacon carbonara! HEAVENLY. and for those of you who know me well, I “accidentally” put too much cheese again. HEHE.

Stopped by a shoe shop after that, where my parents got me a new pair of shoes!

Nice?

Nice?

Sideview

Sideview

Honestly, I wanna achieve the G-Dragon Big Bang look. I like his style. Not changing my whole wardrobe to to speak, but just make another style available for myself!

After dropping off my sister at work, my parents drove me to PS (again) coz that’s where I was meeting the rest of them for dinner. I had time to spare. So I played L4D (again). Huiting came later, and we walked around PS for a while till Ryan came down. Then we headed to Fish and Co!

FOOD. FISH. YUM.

FOOD. FISH. YUM.

Some choice photos from my birthday dinner!

The 3 of us shared that drink. And we couldn't finish it.

The 3 of us shared that drink. And we couldn't finish it.

We thought Ryan accidentally ate mayonnaise, but actually that's his normal face. lols.

We thought Ryan accidentally ate mayonnaise, but actually that's his normal face. lols.

Sweet.

Sweet.

Long time friends.

Long time friends.

More photos in my Facebook!

Met up with Hazel after that. We watched 17 again. Its a good movie, and in my opinion, a great vehicle for Zac Efron. Catch it!

A very happy and lucky birthday boy.

A very happy and lucky birthday boy.

A big thank you goes out to my family; Mum, Dad, Danial, Nina, Iskandar, Huiting, Ryan, Hazel, Eriol, Lorenzo, Kuro, Shiro, Jon, Orichi, Azuku, Miyuki, gothy, jiawei & poondq for making my birthday so special!

A big shoutout also goes out to Marcus, Shiying, Xiaoting, Marco, Anne, Peiyu, Joan, Tiffany, Calvin, Ze Suan, Kenneth, My chinese friend Lincoln, Wei Zhong, Joanna, Cheryl, Angela, Wentian, Yu Shu, Mahatir, Jocelyn, Benison, Winnie, Jolyn, Cedric, Murali, Wilbur, Benjamin, Vazod, Brillyan, Bryner, Jonathan, Andy Chua, Iris and Shiyu for the birthday wishes!

For a moment there, I thought you forgot. But you have no idea how much that one message means to me, because you mean a lot to me. =)





Catch up.

7 04 2009

Time to back track on some posts I’ve been meaning to put up.

Told you guys I’ve been doing photography right? Partly because Marcus taught me to do photo manipulation. So for one day, Ryan and myself went self-taking-crazy. Be warned though, my CS2 skills are pretty much non-existent, so don’t expect too much. But anyways, here’s our efforts for that day;

Resurrection of the Teletubbies.

Resurrection of the Teletubbies.

I seriously have no idea what's going on here.

I seriously have no idea what's going on here.

Well, I've always wanted to be in a boyband..

Well, I've always wanted to be in a boyband..

We planned to play doubles for the tennis tournament. Works eh?

We planned to play doubles for the tennis tournament. Works eh?

Fun stuff. I recommend you do it at least once, if you’ve got the chance. Its not often you get play around with your own image. In a good way of course.

On to other stuff. Futbol Team Victoire, our first game in our short history will be this coming Saturday, against the football team the Methodist Church of Incarnation. By this time you guys should have received the SMS from Dickson. Please reply him as soon as possible, so we can plan out the team and formation for the game, and to settle any logistical matters. A bit sad our first game will be without a team jersey, but we can make do without it. =)

I turn my head to the East, I don’t see nobody by my side..
I turn my head to the West, still nobody in sight..
So I turn my head to the North, swallow that pill that they call pride..
That old me is dead and gone..
But that new me will be alright…