Archive for March 2006

This semester is tough

This semester is tough. Instead of the usual 1 year semester, it has been reduced to 1/2 year. The workload is still the same. Just that everything squeezed together. Esp assignment. 1 assignment due ever 2 weeks compared to 1 assignment due every 1 mth.

Can hardly breathe.

I just submitted an assignment that is confirm flank 1. I under estimate the module. I thought it would be easy. I skipped a couple of lesson. And I’m stuck with the assignment. And the lecture notes and course material doesn’t make sense to me.

I just tried to savage as many marks as I can.

Its not easy studying and working at the same time. Esp when I didn’t put in much effort to revise my school work. I’ve been idling too much. Time to buck up.

The day the chin up bar gave up on me


The chin up bar gave way. Not because I gain weight.

I’ve been expecting it to give way 1 day. The screw is too short. Not deep enough to hold the bar and a human weight. It will give way sooner or later. And it give way today.

So I landed on the ground with my kneecap. OUCH.

Think I’m going to have black blue / black green / whatever.

Budget dinner, Budget entertainment and the whole garden

Went to company dinner last night. 1 word best describe everything, BUDGET.
See the menu and you know why.

Sweetcorn soup with shredded crabmeat? Wah Piang….

Oh ya, someone keep complaining that they didn’t even give us peanuts before the dinner is being served. You know, usually when you go wedding dinner, they would give each table a plate of peanuts. We got none. They saving on peanuts too?

Suddenly I feel worried for my rice bowl. The is the worst Company dinner I’ve ever been in 3 yrs. Is company really doing that bad? Is it time to hit the panic button and start sending out resume? I wonder.

Oh, the door gift is a remote control holder. -_-”’
I’m thinking of putting soil in it and grow plants.

Budget dinner always comes with budget entertainment. When you are on a tight budget, there are 2 things you can do:-
1) Get a talented staff on stage to perform.
2) Get the big boss on stage and sing a song.

The organising committee did both. 1 of the organising committee happen to know how to play the piano. So he went on stage to play a few tunes on the piano. Not bad, but not my kind of music. Then they invite our big boss up on stage to sing with the piano as background music.

As you would know, his singing is abit the eerr… you know lah. Usually, if the performance sucks, I would just go to the rest room. But this is different. You can’t leave your table when you big boss is performing. Even if you need to visit the rest room urgently, you still have to endure until he finish the song. After he finish singing, every clapped and cheered loudly. Bunch of hypocrites. Everyone claps because it is politically correct to do so. Nobody dare to walk out of the room during the performance. Nobody dare to jeer.

Well… who dares anyway. Nobody wants to receive a letter from HR first thing next monday morning right?

The lucky draw isn’t that fantastic too. Only 22 prizes. Argh. Like that where got chance? Anyway, Xuanz won the 1st prize, which is a iPaq worth around $2000. I remember we used to have better 1st prize in the past.

The dinner ended at around 10:30pm. Could had finished earlier if not for some boring games and low budget magic show by the MC. But salute to the organising committee. This must be one of the hardest company dinner ever to organise. The budget is too tight. Everyone can feel it. Guess they already tried their best to work with the tight budget.

Went Amara Hotel with some colleagues for a drink after dinner. It has been a long time since we sit down for a beer and a nice chat. Everyone has their personal commitment and couldn’t meet up for a drink. I miss those days when we would sometimes go for a drink on friday night after work. Now that everyone is married or drives a car, we hardly have time for drinking session. Even if there is 1, the guys won’t drink much.

I drank the whole garden. I mean Hoegaarden. Been wanting to try out Hoegaarden since reading about it from Fireangel and Suanie.

Great beer. Very light, very smooth.

We ordered 1 pint each at first. The glass was huge. Feel so shoik when holding the glass.

Well, we had a good chat. But we didn’t drink much. Cause 1 is driving and married, 2 married and another one is getting married soon. Cannot drink much cause scare wife will nag. I had 2 pint while the rest had either 1 pint to 1 1/2 pint. Wanted to go for another pint actually. But gave up the idea cause the rest didn’t drink much.

Oh ya, Amara Hotel is having this promotion when you spend $100 and above. All you need to do is to take the receipt and flyer to the Alfa Romeo car showroom and test drive their new Alfa GT and they will give you a $50 dining voucher.

Hmmm…. maybe I should go have a try. Even though I can’t afford the car.

Long overdued X-mas present

Met up with Jessie tonight for dinner. She is my ex-gf. We broke up for around 4 years already. But it is nice to still keep in contact and meet up once in awhile for dinner. We last met in Oct 05.

We had dinner and a good chat. We seem to have endless topic to talk about. Talk about friends and work and her soon to be husband. Oh, she is getting married this coming Oct.

The funniest thing we talk about was the event that trigger her to sms me today to meet up.

She need to log into some old system in office today and was searching for the password. She finally found the password written in some book. And the password is actually our name combined together. Goes to show that they haven’t been using that thing for more than 4 years. Haha.

Then I told her about this box that I have in my drawer for the past 4 years. It contains many memories of the times when we were together. I sealed it up few months after we broke off and kept it in the drawer. I came across it during spring cleaning and open it up for a peek. There are a few interesting things inside the box. Like the movie ticket stud for our first movie date. A keychain she gave me. Some paper hearts with wording inside. Actually I wanted to return the box to her, since that I have no more feelings for her anymore.

Then there was this X-mas present that I got for her back in 2003 but never got the chance to give it to her. It is a wallet card holder. Remember she was saying that she need a wallet to hold card back then. So I got her a wallet with alot of card slot. Almost similar to the one that I got her while we were together.

We did meet quite a couple of times after X-mas 03, but I keep forgetting to bring that present out. So we left our dinner place and drove home. She waited for me at the carpark while I went up to get the present.

“Merry X-mas”, I said to her when I passed her the present.

Ya, Merry X-mas, 2 year and 3 months late……

勇气

When a gal tell the guy that he has no chance, she will usually tell him not to wait for her too.

I can promise you that I won’t wait for you.
But I can’t promise that I can control my feelings towards you.

So where do we go from here? I don’t really know.
We’ll just take each step as it comes.

It takes a lot of 勇气 to take the next step.

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张震岳 – 勇气

需要一点勇气
来对你说对不起
他一直在你的心中
我还爱上你
知道这样不行
偏偏继续下去
怎么会有结果
是我想太多
没有方向看不清楚在徘徊
我知道我一定
走不开

漫长的路寂寞的夜
在心里面哭泣的夜
你明白吗
只想在你的身边
我没有勇气没有力气
真的无法离你而去
你明白吗
只想在你的身边
你身边说爱你

需要一点勇气
来面对现在的心情
也许时间依旧
很快就忘记
知道这样不行
偏偏继续下去
怎么会有结果
是我想太多
没有方向看不清楚在徘徊
我知道我一定
走不开

漫长的路寂寞的夜
在心里面哭泣的夜
你明白吗
只想在你的身边
我没有勇气没有力气
真的无法离你而去
你明白吗
只想在你的身边

漫长的路寂寞的夜
在心里面哭泣的夜
你明白吗
只想在你的身边
我没有勇气没有力气
真的无法离你而去
你明白吗
只想在你的身边
你的身边说爱你