Where will you be my darling? Where will you be when the dark is rising?
Tuesday, June 6, 2006
aahh.. its been ages since i blogged.... but emerge has come and gone thru the past 4 days.... its really life changing...so ya... i'll jus give a rundown of the emerge conference 2006! 1st day was on thurs... not much in skool... zzz, we were forced to design a pringles can which has multi racial logos and stuff in it, well, the class did try, but more like we vandalized oiur sketches.. LOL, mingyang made one that looked so goofy, so i added ears for him,... in the end pringles man looked like a rabbit.. hahahahah.... whole class was laffing mad about it... totally nuts, our lessons prety much became a laffing stock and we left quiter early too... so me and mingkuan went off to expo after skool since for emerge! hmm... i needed to go to meet my members plus he was the opening act so he needed to go also... he's the beatboxing guy, so ya, kool.... after eraching expo 1st person i saw was linghui... zzz, she had "promised" to put nail polish on me again but she forgot it (and ya, thats wat my msn nick is about)
after selfish cedric kept the wristbands from everyone but wore one himself, we quickly headed off to line up and as usual during emerge, everyone's insane, lining up hrs b4 svc starts... much better than at the jurong west premises and it wasnt as hot... my weat din ruin my paper this time =p... i eventually got my black wristband and off we went... great svc! mainly a shorter session cuz its still a weekday, plus the POS performance was really great, but compared to last yr, the standard dropped completely.. zzz, less dazzling stunts and not as interesting, except SIM/SMU, that really stood out from the crowd and made things better, haha... tho mingkuan made his beat bozing performacne with jacky... very kool, (and they turned out the be talentime champs after that neway... preaching was good, and it really talked about our foundations and strength in Christ....symbloic meaning of an ax head, well... can say i'm proud that my faith is much stronger than last yr, and let it go on from glory to glory, amen... quickly rushed back home after the svc
2nd day i had skool in the morn so i had to miss the morn session... craps... nvm, i met up with james in SP after my class ended... it felt so weird, that an ite student would go into a poly... haha, the cafe i was in while waiting for him is pretty kool... tho its bloody big and i couldnt find a lot of places, i only know the sports facilities well (cuz i use them so often... haha!) met cedric kang there in james' skool of EEE... after getting some weird stares from ppl seeing an ite logo on my shirt, james finally came and we went to tampines, to buy hair spray.. haha, colour our hair and stuff... we ate b4 hand and we noticed a buncha ppl at a restaurant all crowding around... i took a closer look and guess who i saw? the CSS stars... yuyang, adriano, zhiyang, geraldine... u name it, tho i din see teresa!!!! ZZZ... lol... they were filming for some sort of those food tv shows u always see... so ya, nvm, after me and james ate, jon arrived and we bought purplse hair spray... we took turns spraying each others hair, i had diff tones to my hair colour in streaks... haha, thoa few blotches here and there... james coloured his fringe and back only... jon already has solid rock hair, so it really shined when we sprayed his, uh, mountain hair? and a line of purple on his back... we got plenty of stares from the public, nice!
we took a bus to simei ite and walked to expo, and checked out the hall 7 area.. bball finalists cocky emerge (thats a team, i jus put the cocky in front of them) and roti prata kopitiam with annoying loud supporters were also there.. heart of God church too..nth to see, and quite dull too.. all the interesting teams din make the cut, and all thanzx to luck... wth... gals ones i din pay attention, but atleast they were quite decent... after sitting down and chatting with e168, i signed up for the 3 pt shoot out... craps man! when they suddenly mentioned my name i dropped my bag off with zhengxuan and then took the shots.... DAMN, the hoop stand was like the nba standard! damn high, and as a result, so much for training, i missed every single shot, mainly due to nervousness, cuz i had like a few hundreed ppl looking at me miss all my shots? zzz... lined up after that and attended svc... another great msg from pst kong speaking to the youths... plus the arm wrestling quarter finals.. haha, interesting to look at everyone face off, plus an extra added match, pastor vs pastor! LOL.... pst derek and pst cheekiang, ended a tie... haha... , after that some ppl who talked like hosts came up... i din think much of it till they announced kelly poon from PSS came up,... i was like huh!?!? is that really kelly? the one that chanilporn got to take pics with during the RP open house (if u dun rmb that, nvm,... lol)... then even better, after that junyang came up... haha, and i now know y he's so popular, his voice is great, really... din think much of him till that day... and after that, to top it all off, the singapore idol came up! taufik batisah in church! LOL.... he sang 2 numbers b4 giving a little spech on dreams and aspirations... ya, really kool to have them all hre... haha, so many superstars i saw today... lol... CSS, PSS, SI.... woots.... after svc i rushed back home... and dang, not good... i was detained at the checkpoint agaii, for u know wat, passport this watever watever, no details... zzz, they refrained me from entering and as usual, gave crap attitudes on y they were sending me back, really hate the lousy officers... esp the one that sent me back, cuz he had sent me back previously, good thing his sub ordinate let me have a decent fone call and i tod my parents about it.... after waiting and stuff at s'pore, uncle tan guan came nad fetched me back... i had to sneak thru the checkpoint to get back... i dun wanna call it sneaking.. haha, cuz i'km supposed to be allowed to go thru neway -.- reached back home at 4+am
next few hrs i slept, i din realise that i had slept very soundly... the cause? i had damn over slept.... i was supposed to go and meet michael and some e168 ppl in the morn to support linghui and venus for their finals, but that was in the morn.. and i woke up at 4pm! dang! i looked at my alarm clock to see y it din work, and guess wat? my batt died! my alarm time was supposed to be 10am, the clock died on 9.55, damn.... that really was an irony, i almost laffed int eh midst of that.... waking up at 4 also meant i missed word power and talentime and another hair spray buying time,,, haha, craps... i had said i would support mingkuan and linghui and venus... ended up i overslept on all fo them... zzz... i said i'd be late so ya i sat alone when i reached church at a damn late time of 6.30 (svc staretd at 5)... not bad.. i reached jus halfway during the offering, so ya... after that another superstar came up... and one we were all familiar with... sun! haha, ya, she's come back and she sang and spoke in chinese, so i dunno wat to say here =/, neway after that i had to stay in bro ck's house... my parents had gone to other cities.. after eraching his home, shower everything, a prayer together ad quiet time for half an hr plus we went to sleep...
early next morn we took thr mrt to expo with jace and cedric... the rest had overslept -.-... morn svc was great, after a tiring line up again we attended the svc, another good msg... i've forgotten teh exact order of the sermons, haha... cuz all of them are stuck in my head and i dunno which svc they belong to.. but i kow for one thing that every sermon preached during emerge was a great revelation from God.... neway after that we went to hall 7.. supposedly to sleep and rest but in the end we played bball... haha! lasting all the way till 3+ when we had to line up again... wow, really, it was fun playing with GT members... plus strangers after that, which werent as fun... nvm, svc was good, and the previous nite we were told that a special guest star would be coming over also... we kept guessing... among the names were jay chou, president nathan.. LOL, SHE.... in the end, it turned out to be sun again and milk ping.. the energy guy, he din do much... mostly dancing.. haha... cuz of the arm wrestling finals, spelling bee finals and prize presentations, and still with that last performance by sun and milk, the time left for a sermon was pretty short, but impactful nonetheless... amen to such a great emerge conference...we celebrated james bday also... haha, after that while most went to eat, i live in m'sia, so i rushed back... no custom probs =)
monday i overslept... zzz, cuz the previous nite i reached home around 1+am, slept around 2+ and i had forgotten my alarm clock batt had died! so there i was, setting my alarm time and forgetting that none of the clock hands were moving... zzz, i spent the whole day at home, watching movies and stuff... used com after and ya... sth new has popped up into my life, and "i dunno"... care to guess?
Fallen 11:19 AM
in the grip of darkness
Friday, June 2, 2006
ahhh... its been such a long time since i've blogged.. zzz, well i'll start from easter celebrations.. i went for early sat and late sunday svcs... cuz i really loved the drama too much.... the easter drama was really brilliant... i really liked it alot... not to mention they showed a side of judas that many ppl ignore.. that he was altho greedy and stuff, still a disciple of Christ, and not to mention the actor for judas was handsome, haha! ya still... it showed a side of judas that was really good even tho he did betray in the end... and with the talk of the gospel of judas iscariot (which for ur info isnt anti Christ), it sheds more light on how judas was really like as a person, not jus as the betrayer.... neway ya, drama was brilliant, and altho i did hold in tears during the crucifixion on sat, sun i dunno y, but no one seemed to hold it in frommy point of view.. linghui beside me kept wiping tears from her eyes and cheeks (sorry for saying this in public.. lol) and ppl in front kept wiping tissue papers on their cheeks.. haha... for me, i jus let it flow =/, dunno y, but ya, it was a great day, and amen to the sacrifice that Jesus made for us
a few weeks after, the time for the bball prelims had come... zzz, wat a memorable day, and thats not a good thing... we made our way by taxi to the skool of physical education, where we got ready and pumped to play our matches... we did quite well, making it to the semi's... james team did well, they led 5-1, but they panicked after the other team staretd catching up.... in the last few seconds, it was 5-5, and it ended with a penalty shot... james missed it and his team lost.. zzz, kenneth's team made it, and so it came down to my team... they din have enuff teams for us to face to it was supposed to be an automatic walkthru, then sudenly they called us up the face emerge... the strongest team with 3 yaoming ppl inside... we were like wth? wats the big idea? how can they send 2 team to face us? it wasnt fair so we went to find out wat was going on.. chinyong lost his temper here and started scolding the pastors -.-, we tried to calm him down and the pst explained that win or lose, we'd go to the finals... chinyong was so scared of emerge he even threatened to not play, geez! after chinyong lost him temper pst cheekiang made a new proposal, they'd randomly pick a team that lost and then let them face us... if we won, we'd go to the finals.. we if lost, they'd take our place and go to the finals.... i din like it but chinyong accepted it... damn.... so we faced off... not good cuz within the 1st 30 secs engjie accidentally poked his team mates eye! chinyong was on the ground in pain and we had to replace him with cedric.. craps, after a min or so, i got the 1st point of the game.... soon after they got a point.. then we got one... then they got 2 points soon after, easily blocked, but we din get to... cedric lost the ball many times... wth... u dribble and then it goes out... funny huh? zzz, not good, cuz it gave them many opportunities to catch up... in the last few secs i quickly took a shot and bam! in! woots! last 5 secs we managed to cover them enuff so that time ran out... and penalty shots would decide the winner... i was on a roll and wanted to take the 1st shot but the other team took it 1st... i still had thr rush and wante to shoot but cedric kept insisting on taking the shot.... ruined my mood but i let him take it... din wanna argue at this point in time... he scored... so ya, great... then the other team came up and scored.. zzz, i had to score to make us evem cuz engjie din wanna take the shot... so ya, i din aim, i'll admit, and i missed... not as bad as u think... it hit the back of the hoop and bounced out... CRAP LA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that was my 1st thot with singlish in it.... ironic, but i wasnt in the mood to laff cuz altho i had saved my team in the last 5 secs, i also made them lose.... zzz... so ya, we shook hands with the other team, and i stood in the court, too many things running thru my head, we went out and rested, check up on chinyong (his eye was damn bloody red) and talked with the pst on how this coulda been avoided... plus the fairness and watever. i wasnt in the mood... imagine u save ur team only to help them lose after..... zzz... i asked abot the ideas for emerge and stuff and eventually managed to persuade the pst to look into bball 1v1 for next yrs emerge and some other events... they told me to tell them about it whent he emerge committee talks about the plans for next yr.. so ya, hopefully it'll go thru...
i went to expo after that, enjoying my peaceful sleep on the long bus ride and mrt ride... after reaching i quickly prepared my documents for the blood and bone marrow donation... haha... i had agreed to sign up for it earlier so ya, here it was... quite a long wait and a big line up... eventually it was potential bone marrow donors up 1st... the poked my finger with sth and squeezed my blood to test it.... looked like enuff iron? cuz my blood sank... after was the blood donation.. in canada they hook u up to a chair which will stir the blood and u jus wait while the machine slowly pumps ur blood out.... in s'pore a bit different... u sit on those chairs were u can adjust and lie down on them, u know, metal frame, plastic straps lining the chair? nvm... and the pump isnt erally a pump... so here's how it went... after waiting a while for them to tend to others, i sat on a chair lying down, then they injected me with a local anasthetic to i wouldnt feel pain... the needle hurt when they injected me tho -.-, after that they took a huge needle (it was HUGE, dammit!) and i was like "yikes!" they poked it into the are where the anasthetic has been injected and i expected it to hurt but it din... (good... lol) after that they connected the needle up to soem tubes and a bag which would store my blood... hmm, interesting...lol.. they gave me a fifa 2006 world cup soccer ball (the small spongey types, not a real one.... hahahahaha) and told me to squeze it every few seconds to keep my blood flow steady, i did.. after the bag was full, they pulled out the needle.. which bloody hell hurt!! holy... the anasthetic had wore off... and some blood splattered when they took it out... haha... the wrapped my arm with some kinds bandage and told me to eat and drink some tid bits... sis sher and bro ck was there, surprised i wasnt giddy or nething.. honestly, i din feel nething but pain -.-, lol... they told me to store some milo and cookies since i was one of the last few reamaining in the hall... cuz svc had already started! quickly rushed in and found our seats and ya, svc was good.... after that they celebrated my bday cuz it was coming soon... haha, not bad, i got a green shirt that kaiyin and sylvia had picked out for me.. so ya, thanx n337... even tho i was a little bad in saying some wordsof thanx and all... bro ck said i was humble and a few other compliments... lol, ya...
next week skool had started! the orientation wasnt so bad... tho quite dull, except the time when our class introed each other and stuff... haha, thru a pretty creative way, like u'd give a "nickname" to urself with a word that began with the same letter as ur name... like king kar hao, sweet syafiqah, happy howe -.-, hahaha... ya, my class is lively and very united after such a short time... really this class is great, tho i'm not forgetting 4M4, haha... my class is IT1C btw, and its the most lively class out of all the 1st yrs.... really, the others seem so dull and all... lol, so ya... after that 3 days after skool started was my bday.. met gwean, patricia and carol on the way to skool during those past few days... haha, interesting to see all walks of life... JC, MI, poly, ite... lol... ah well, my bday was pretty small stuff.. a few wishes here adn there.. none from the class cuz no one knew my bday yet... lol... nvm, after cg the same day i got wishes from all teh e168 and n337 ppl... haha, thanx,, plus a few belated wishes... thanx all...
after that jus training for cs prelims... it came and the day b4 that we thot we'd train at where the cs competition was held... turns out another chc cs team had coem there to train also... so the staff there are really good and helpful, checking up on us, making sure we were comfortable and all... they allowed us into the training room.. a small room where only 10 coms were available... we faced off after shaking hands and intro-ing a bit.. they completely overwhelmed us, i wouldnt say trashed cuz i did better than my team mates.... the other team was relly good (we found out later that they were among the best -.-) and ya, the other 3 really lost their morale, i din lose my morale to losing, but lost it cuz they were so deeply affected by one team, on the verge that they were gonna quit and not come... i was damn pissed and talked about going on and watever, not a motivational speech mind u, an angry comment turned better... zzz... so next day after skool i had to skip one lesson to rush down (thanx tiffany, my CA is so understanding... haha) and met up with ced and derrick.. we went off to find out moer about the cs rules and stuff... 4 rounds only, 2 for terror and 2 for counter... zzz, ced kept wanting to back out, he said it was short and we had lost ystday also... really, i cant stand it when my team captains are liek that.... chinyong for the bball, and ced for the cs, he kept mentioning points of y we shouldnt play.. at this i lost control, i shouted back that if ne of them were backing out, i'd be going home straight, and that wasnt an empty threat, better that i go off empty handed than going on with a team that is half hearted in playing... cedric din knowwat to say to me and derrick said "nething" on whether he'd play or not, i demanded he give me a yes or no and he said yes eventually, jon also, and he finalyl said yes, cedric knew he lost so he said yes also when i asked him (i was practically shouting thru out that time)... after waiting and registering and getting into our groups, we played.... really, i haev to say its not as bad as it i thot it'd be with my team... we were one match away from the quarter finals... and the matches we lost were all draws, the sudden death last match would decide it all.. craps huh? if we had jus won one more match we'd have gone on... nvm... i was satisfied that we did this well, really... after seeing them ystday and shouting at them, it was better... went back and ya, the last few days not much.. jus enjoying myself and waiting for emerge... this was written in may, finally posted in june =x
Fallen 12:59 PM
in the grip of darkness
Thursday, June 1, 2006
in class now.. haha... i'm jus adding this post so that my previous ones can be viewed... ya, ystday had a good time of bball.. many matches and stuff, we won all of the matches we played in the 4-5 hrs of playing in skool except one rematch which they won 11-7... nvm, i've got my shooting back!