Archive for December 2008

Shouldn’t a relationship be just between the 2 person?

Was chatting with a friend few days ago when she said that her mum mentioned that one of her guy friend not bad, can be a good husband. I began teasing him, telling him to start action now. 1/3 of the battle has already been won. When he ask what is 1/3 of the battle, my reply is, 1/3 is her parents, 1/3 is your parents and the remaining 1/3 is the girl.

OK, it’s just a joke. But sadly, this is the truth in most cases. In fact, sometimes, the battle is even being split into 4 parts, plus the friends. I always wonder…. why is a relationship split into so many considering factor? Shouldn’t a relationship be just between the 2 person? Why is there a need for so many people’s approval? And if they don’t like the person, why can’t they just keep quiet? They are not in the relationship, what gives them the saying power? So long as the couple is happy, who cares? After all, the couple themselves already have enough trouble, so why add more.

On a side note, overheard this song few days ago in a departmental store. Actually I’ve heard this song quite some time ago, but didn’t really pay so much attention to it until that day. Beginning to love it a lot now.

(I know, this song is totally not related to this blog entry. But who cares?)

Mariah Carey – Bye bye

This is for my peoples
Who just lost somebody
Your best friend, your baby
Your man or your lady
Put your hand way up high
We will never say bye
No, no, no

Mamas, daddys, sisters, brothers
Friends and cousins
This is for my peoples
Who lost their grandmothers
Lift your head to the sky
Cause we will never say bye

As a child there were them times
I didn’t get it
But you kept me in line
I didn’t know why
You didn’t show up sometimes
On Sunday mornings and I missed you
But I’m glad we talked through

All them grown folk things
Separation brings
You never let me know it
You never let it show
Because you loved me and obviously
There’s so much more left to say
If you were with me today
Face to face

I never knew I could hurt like this
And everyday life goes on I wish
I could talk to you for a while
Miss you but I try not to cry
As time goes by

And it’s true that you’ve
Reached a better place
Still I’d give the world to see your face
And be right here next to you
But it’s like you’re gone too soon
Now the hardest thing to do is say

Bye bye
Bye bye, bye bye, bye bye
Bye bye, bye bye, bye bye
Bye bye, bye bye, bye bye
Bye bye

You never got a chance to see
How good I’ve done
And you never got to
See me back at number one
I wish that you were here
To celebrate together
I wish that we could
Spend the holidays together

I remember when you used to
Tuck me in at night
With the teddy bear you gave me
That I held so tight
I thought you were so strong
You’d make it through whatever
It’s so hard to accept the fact
You’re gone forever

I never knew I could hurt like this
And everyday life goes on I wish
I could talk to you for a while
Miss you but I try not to cry
As time goes by

And it’s true that you’ve
Reached a better place
Still I’d give the world to see your face
And be right here next to you
But it’s like you’re gone too soon
Now the hardest thing to do is say

Bye bye
Bye bye, bye bye, bye bye
Bye bye, bye bye, bye bye
Bye bye, bye bye, bye bye
Bye bye

This is for my peoples
Who just lost somebody
Your best friend, your baby
Your man or your lady
Put your hand way up high
We will never say bye

Mamas, daddys, sisters, brothers
Friends and cousins
This is for my peoples
Who lost their grandmothers
Lift your head to the sky
Cause we will never say bye, bye.

I never knew I could hurt like this
And everyday life goes on I wish
I could talk to you for a while
Miss you but I try not to cry
As time goes by

And it’s true that you’ve
Reached a better place
Still I’d give the world to see your face
And be right here next to you
But it’s like you’re gone too soon
Now the hardest thing to do is say

Bye bye
Bye bye, bye bye, bye bye
Bye bye, bye bye, bye bye
Bye bye, bye bye, bye bye
Bye bye

Latest product from Apple

The Mactini

And iToilet.

The Mactini looks cool. Can I have one? :D

Tech65 100th episode

Tech65 will be doing it’s 100th episode today. Woohoo! That’s a long way man. I think Tech65 might be the longest running podcast in Singapore if not one of the longest.

Congrats Tech65. May you have many more great episodes to come.

Oh, we just got our namecards. Check out the video done by Daniel.

Collect em all. Haha.

Signs that SMRT is doing a good job

Taken at around 12noon on a weekday.

Saw Phaik Hwa, president & CEO, SMRT, said: “The importance of the train is to ensure you can pack as many people as possible.”

Keep up the good work guys.

The longest Christmas ever

This year has got to be one of the longest Christmas ever.

It started from the afternoon on 23th where I met S a for Ice Cream at Ben & Jerry. We then hopped over to Awfully Chocolate for another scope of Ice Cream. Yes, scoop shop hopping. We must be crazy.

I had a dinner gathering at Fish n Co with 18 online friends at night. It’s a great gathering, even better than the one we had last year. We had gift exchange and I cheated a little bit. I bought the same thing as I brought last year. Well, nobody knows anyway. I got a jar of great cookies from Sumin. They are amazing. Love it.

The next day, I had a mini Christmas Eve lunch at office. Wanted to order Pizza didn’t. Canadian said they can only deliver in 4 hours. Rites beat them by promising 4.5 to 5 hours. But the best of the best goes to Pizza hut, can’t even get thru their hotline. In the end, I decided to walk over to Pasta Mania at Bugis Junction to order pizza. Waiting time is 20 minutes. Together with donuts from donuts factory and some other finger food, we had our first BLOG2u/BAK2u Christmas party. It’s a small party as not everyone could attend. Let’s hope the party gets bigger and bigger each year.

Went over to my 2nd Sister’s house for Christmas eve dinner. Its a simple dinner with the family. Will be a bigger crowd next year as my elder sister is going to give birth within this few weeks.

After dinner, I pop over to Minds Cafe to meet Jean, Alice, Cheryl and Yann for some board game. We didn’t get enough of it even after 2 hours of board games. So we hop over to the nearby McDonalds to play Dominion. Its quite a fun game actually. We stop at around 3am plus, send Yann home and went to West Coast McDonalds for breakfast before sending the rest of the ladies home.

Slept at 6am on Christmas and woke up at 2pm. Check some emails and left home for Cheryl home with Jean, Alice and Yann to play another few rounds of Dominion before we decided that it is time for us to get out of the house and grab some dinner. Went Changi Airport for a late Sakae Sushi dinner. After dinner, we send Alice and Yann home and headed to Kallang McDonalds for another round of Dominion. Haha.

Played until 3 plus before sending the ladies home. Reach home and surf net until now. Strange, it’s 8am already and I still couldn’t sleep. Don’t know why. Maybe I don’t want to let Christmas be over so soon.

It’s a great Christmas with great company. Throwing all the troubles out of the window and enjoying the last few days of the year. Hope every year can be just as good this.

Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Let your heart be light
From now on,
our troubles will be out of sight