Saturday, December 31, 2005

In Conclusion,

This shall be my final entry to conclude this blog for 2005.

Let us hope tonight's celebration will be conducive in ushering in the New Year.

Happy New Year everybody!

Friday, December 30, 2005

Lee Kuan Yew on Deng Xiao Ping

" I met this small man when he came to Singapore in November 1978. This small four-foot-eleven man, but a giant of a leader. He gave me a long spiel—the Russian bear, Vietnam was his Cuba in the Far East, danger for you. I had provided him with a Ming vase spittoon, and I put an ashtray in front of him. He neither smoked nor used the spittoon. The same arrangements at dinner. He did not use either. At dinner he said, "I must congratulate you, you've done a good job in Singapore." I said, "Oh, how's that?" He says, "I came to Singapore on my way to Marseilles in 1920. It was a lousy place. You have made it a different place." I said, "Thank you. Whatever we can do, you can do better. We are the descendants of the landless peasants of south China. You have the mandarins, the writers, the thinkers and all the bright people. You can do better." He looked at me, but said nothing. In November 1992, during his famous tour of the southern provinces, he said, "Learn from Singapore," and "Do better than them." I thought, oh, he never forgot what I said to him. "

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Monday, December 26, 2005

Christmas this year had warmth. Cousins and friends came over. Even unexpected visitors arrived!


Tomorrow is Boxing Day, that equates to shopping and Narnia!

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Sunday, December 25, 2005


Because the pagans and Christ intolerant individuals play a major part in secular society, they have devised a way to amputate the 'CHRIST' from Christmas and in place affixed a letter 'X' to denounce Christ.

X-mas, is derogatory. I do see the convenience but i always do tell myself to scrawl the extra 5 letters in honour of that name.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005


I bear the the capacity to detain my proclivity in composing this entry. To repress would do the initial iniquity further injustice.

Thank You and goodbye. Shall be beguiled aside tangible and intangible traces of Melbourne. Sorry and all the sentiments reminiscent of parting. Please think of me as i would you.

Forget me not.

Sunday, December 18, 2005


Tonight was crazy. I was speeding happily home thinking of the noodles i could eat when a police car appeared out of the blue and pulled me over. My heart shattered...

I remembered the last time this happened, i was fined $300 and i lost almost all my points. I was devastated... Anyhow i do not know why i kept laughing and smiling when the police came to my car window. I handed him my license and he went back to the police vehicle behind me. The most annoying thing was the high beam that shone straight into my rear view mirror. Tsk!

Anyway after a span of time that seemed like forever, they droved right up to my window, handed me my license, smiled and said "Have a Merry Christmas and tell your friends about how ace the police are."

Haha and for some unexplainable reason, i did the Thai bow to them. Huh? What was i doing? But i knew i was grinning and giggling from ear to ear.

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Monday, December 12, 2005

Sunday, December 11, 2005

It is the final night of my sojourn here and already i can feel the antipation of the emotional detachment looming tomorow evening.

You forge these companionships, bond over the days and weeks and then go home denied the knowledge of when you would ever cross paths again. More often than not, never.

I still recall my other two vacations this year. There are all these wonderful people you meet. And then you vacate their residence slowly. Packing your belongings. Watching them recede into the distance as you ride away in the hotel shuttle or glimpse at their silhouette dissipate from behind the departure gates.

December has always been the wistful catalyst for transition.

Tomorrow on my immediate arrival in Melbourne airport, i will be sending off yet another close friend of mine. I wonder what the remainder of my vacation holds for me.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Slacking Off

Hmm... It is the holidays. The conclusion of university means the mental lapse of my brain. Hence, i will slacken on my awe inspiring blogging. Rather, i will blog with photographs.

Havent we all heard the age old cliche pictures are worth a thousands words? I guess i will benefit from this alibi for the present time.

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