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?"

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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. =)





Zombified.

17 04 2009

High on zombies today. No no, I did not consume them. But killing over 3,000 zombies in one sitting really feels good!

Met up with Calvin and Wei Zhong for a bit of Left 4 Dead action just now. AH. The best game ever. If you ever need to destress and you wanna feel good and warm all over, play L4D! Its the one game where shooting at humanoids zombies is mandatory, only to save your life. Good trade eh? I actually felt my eyes BURNING after finishing our 3-hour zombie-spraying binge. I got a feeling tonight I will dream of zombies. Left 4 Dead style!

A bit pissed off though. Out of 3 stages we played, I didn’t survive on ONE. And why? Because the damn TANK got to me before I could reach the safety of the rescue vehicle. Tank you say?

Ashley after he ORDs.

Ashley after he ORDs.

This is the one face that strikes terror into every noob L4D player’s hearts, especially when you hear the accompanying cheesy music and see the vibrations on screen of the approaching Tank. So what is so bad about this dude? Well..

  • He has PLENTY of hitpoints. Which means to say you probably need to empty 3 clips of machinegun ammo just to bring down the big guy.
  • He is strong. He hits you one time, your health goes down about 25 hitpoints. Not good, especially when you are being raped overwhelmed by zombies.
  • He treats you like a shuttlecock. SERIOUSLY. One of this guy’s attacks is to swat you away. Personal experience: I once tried to be gung-ho and chionged the fella with nothing but my 2 handguns. He swatted me off the building. Instant death. I’ve never seen Wei Zhong laugh so hard in my life.

He has another friend which I love to hate. The Boomer.

Ryan after eating mayonnaise.

Ryan after eating mayonnaise.

This big, fat, ugly fella has one irritating ability: Vomiting. The vomit actually attracts hordes of the other kuching kurap zombies, which then proceed to rape overwhelm you again. Luckily, because his belly is so full of gas, 5 bullets is enough to blow him up like a balloon. Satisfaction guaranteed.

Needless to say, I LOVE to play the campaign missions, because you’re up against the AI. Me and 3 other friends whom I can trust. Of course, I know Calvin won’t save me if I’m left behind next time, because that’s what I did to him just now. HAHA.

Okay. Now for a bit of indulgence.

I am totally head over heels in adoration for this celebrity:

Bae Seul Ki

Bae Seul Ki

PRETTY RIGHT~!?

It also helps that she’s a wonderful singer, and she can dance as well. She appeared on a couple of Korean variety shows, namely Xman and Love Letter. Her Bokgo (old school) korean dance is damn cool!

She recently released her new album, with the title track Tiresome, featuring Ha Joo Yeon of Jewelry fame. Here’s a video of her recent LIVE performance on KBS’s Music Bank on 3rd April 2009.

Now you can see how pretty she really is! HEHE.  Here’s more eye candy photos for my your viewing pleasure.

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If I don’t dream of zombies tonight, I’ll dream of her. No combination of both please. HAHA.

Just a random shoutout: OETLEUMAS, what the hell are you still waiting for~!? Just ask GNITIUHMIS be your girl liao la!





Gluttony.

14 04 2009

Okay something I’m not proud of.

My recent running sojourn has caused me to EAT like a caterpillar on caffeine. A LOT OF FOOD. I have no idea how much rice I downed today, but all I know is, I just ate my probably-5th bowl of rice, 3 pieces of bread, and I’m STILL hungry.

My appetite aside, I managed to get hold of my uncle’s speedlight. Okay now I wannna know, any of you knows how to use it? I tried it over at my grandma’s house, and I didn’t understand it AT ALL. It works like the normal flash I see on the D70s. Except brighter. That’s all there is to it?

I was going through some old photos. Both in my iPhoto and blog. I think I should bring them back again. Shall we?

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You can make a wild guess who this is.

This is pretty clear cut

This is pretty clear cut

Act cool. CHECK OUT RYAN'S HAIR. I miss my Oakleys.

Act cool. CHECK OUT RYAN'S HAIR. I miss my Oakleys.

I miss working at TBTS!

I miss working at TBTS!

My Chalet-war-mates. I was sleeping through it actually.

My Chalet-war-mates. I was sleeping through it actually.

Been doing a lot of anime-watching lately. Code Geass, Gundam Seed Destiny & Devil May Cry. Finishing up Boys Over Flowers.. and then I got nothing else to watch. Recommendations anyone?

Remember I mentioned that I like meaningful lyrics? Here’s a song that I really ADORE for the lyrics. Clay Aiken’s Everything I Have;

I feel like I never measure up to who you see
Sometimes I think I can’t give you all the love you need
You keep changing everyday
Amazing me in every way.

If I could be the perfect man in your eyes
I would give all I’m worth to be a part of your life
I could promise the world but it’s out of my hands
I can only give you everything I have

I never dreamed I could ever feel the way I do
I hope and pray I will always be enough for you
I can only do my best
I have to trust you with the rest

If I could be the perfect man in your eyes
I would give all I’m worth to be a part of your life
I could promise the world but it’s out of my hands
I can only give you everything I have

I promise I will hold you through the changes and fears
When life seems unclear
And when I can’t be right there with you
I know there’s angels by your side

If I could be the perfect man in your eyes
I would give all I’m worth to be a part of your life
I could promise the world but it’s out of my hands
I can only give you everything

If I could be the perfect man in your eyes
I would give all I’m worth to be a part of your life
I could promise the world but it’s out of my hands
I can only give you everything… I have

Kind of describes the way I feel too..





Leveller.

8 04 2009

WTH~!? Man Utd were so promising in the last 10 minutes. Went behind in the 4th minute thanks to wonderful secondary school defending. Got level in the 15th minute thanks to kindergarten level defending. Scored a wonderfully worked goal through an Argentinean that does nothing but run around. AND.. conceded a goal right at the death! SERIOUSLY! I could have placed Wei Zhong there, and HE could have done a better job. WTF man. Stayed up for nothing.

The good thing is, I get to watch another high-level game tonight, with Chelsea taking on Liverpool. YEAH. I wonder whether Rafa Benitez is gonna rotate his players again. Maybe put Dossena as centre-back, just for kicks! HAHA.. either way, I’m a neutral in that game. I hate Chelsea, and I refuse to acknowledge the existence of Liverfools.. eh I mean Liverpool. I WOULD though, honestly like to meet Liverpool in the next round.

Here’s an update on the upcoming game this weekend. Well, there is NO MORE game, because the church team hasn’t enough players. At least they informed us early. Looks like our first game will have to wait then!

OK for all of you K-Drama fans out there. There’s a new drama series coming soon to SBS, starring the young man with the great voice, Lee Seung Gi.

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From left to right; Bae Soon Bin, Han Hyo Joo, Moon Chae Won & Lee Seung Gi

Storyline:
Eun Sung (Han Hyo Joo) was a kind-hearted girl who has everything, a loving father, a rich and happy family. But her step-mom, Baek Sung Hee (Kim Mi Sook) took away all her properities upon the death of her father and forced her to fend for herself while raising her real daughter ‘Seung Mi’ (Moon Chae Won) with great care. Luckily for Eun Sung who has a talent in cooking, she was accepted to a food company ‘Honey combs’ which is owned by the SunWoo family (unknowing that SunWoo family and her family’s grandparents are friends). But things are to get compilcated for her when she starts working for them as both SunWoo Hwan (Lee Seung Gi), the successor to the food company and Park Jun Se (Bae Soo Bin), a Fusion restaurant owner with an upcoming arranged marriage to Woo Hwan’s younger sister “Woo Jung” (Han Ye Won) get attracted to her.
Credits to soompi.com for the synopsis!

Sounds complicated right? K-drama usually is. Lovers in Paris and Boys Over Flowers are testaments to that fact. But they also have good storylines. Anyway, I’m watching this because there’s Lee Seung Gi in it. I hope soompi subs this, if not, I’d have to make do with GUESSING what’s happening. And that sucks.

More promo pictures from the show!

THAT is a limited edition Harley Davidson.

THAT is a limited edition Harley Davidson.

LSG Harley 2Credits to allkpop for the promo pictures!

I had a great breakfast with Marcus this morning. And whatever he said to me moved a few thoughts in my head. Its still a mess and a jumble of strings now, but, I now realized all I’m doing is torturing myself.

I think its time to wake up, and look ahead. =)