Archive for May, 2010

Holida-Nevermind.Work Work.

May 27, 2010

Oh Good Lord. It’s been two weeks since the last post, yet it feels nowhere near that long. How bizzare.

School: not so much a second home, but the cramped city apartment you rent to stay near the workplace. Blank, unadorned walls, a bed but not a home, a prison of choice where the decor is daydreams of the weekend and going back home, in suburbia or wherever it is.

School used to be awesome, what with all the staying late in J1 and having nothing better to do but wander around and to J8 and whatnot, but now it feels like the support apparatus for the Library and other Centres of Muggery and More Work.  Now, it is over, and it is also crunch time. Time to hit the books and do the whole load of whatnot and try not to fail CT2s while other people only need be concerned about being distracted by the World Cup.

Right, back to work. (Except I’ve forgotten how to work at home; School conditions me too well.)

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8000 miles near

May 13, 2010

“You wear your heart on your sleeve…where it can be punched!” (punch).

Sister, if you are reading this then I’d put money on your still being alive and surviving the two day long journey halfway around the world. And now with you about as far away as possible, I kinda miss you. (There is something to ‘absence makes the heart grow fonder eh’)

Well, I hope you had a good flight, have a good year in school and whatnot, and, in the not too distant future, be back here in way too hot Singapore, where we can be kindred spirits, dreamers amongst workers, idealistic as you always are; you’ve been gone too long and back for hardly long enough.

Labour Day: It’s a holiday!

May 2, 2010

A little personal blogging: spent the whole of Saturday at CJC playing bridge, and finishing with not even a consolation. In some ways, kind of a waste of time eh. Meh. But, it was fun, it was pretty good to spend time I guess, and this post sounds incomplete and disjointed because the original post got wiped by WordPress and this is poorly reproduced from memory.

“‘Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

-Winston Churchill

Great guy that Mr. Churchill, especially in the face of adversity or failure. So, from me, another question: Failure and victory, equally ephemeral, is the one as bitter as the other is sweet?

Another British-ism: “Keep Calm and Carry On.”

Well, got to admire the stiff British upper lip. Time to carry on Xian.