Where will you be my darling? Where will you be when the dark is rising?
Monday, December 31, 2007
Aye, sorry for a lack of major updates. Was super lazy, plus my schedule was packed with a lot of events.
Although I normally type chronologically, with all the events and stuff, I realized there were several repeated events, or related. So, for the first time (I think) I'll be typing my posts based on topic, within the last few weeks. Heh! Let's see how it goes =/.
A few weeks ago I finally had my hair cut and shaved my mustache. My cellgroup has been "supportive" of me cutting off my hair. And you know what? While I was in KL, I cut my hair again. Had a pretty girl, who's named Shi Qi (and looks like Qing Yun) cut my hair. My mom opted for the cheaper student cut, so I had like an audience of 15 or so students looking at Shi Qi cut my hair. Aw man, talk about nervousness. Having 30 eyes look at you isn't easy, and Shi Qi looked quite under pressure, with all the scrutiny from her peers. Nerve-wrecking as it was for her, it was worse for me. I could barely smile at her jokes without having the 30 eyes suddenly shift their gaze to me and that made me feel like... I don't know... nervous also? Yeah, nervous for my hair. Shi Qi messes up and it'll be my hair who gets victimized. Okay, at least she did decently. Last time I had a really nervous student who was cutting hair for the first time, and lucky me, I was his first "test subject". I looked like a retard at the end. Nothing more to say.
Oh, and my cellgroup's trying to get me to cut my hair again. Again?!
Last week or so, the cellgroup went to Vivo City for fellowship. After eating, Ashley, Jonathan, Karnex, Alstar, Jessica and I went to play pool. Considering it's the first time I've played in a really long time, I didn't do so bad. I didn't lose any matches, and I got to win everyone there. Jessica couldn't reach very far =p. Karnex called the chalk a sharpener! LOL. Alstar wasn't an all-star for pool. Aye. I've learned new vocabulary. Now when I go play pool, I'll call the chalk a sharpener. And my cue stick a pencil. HA.
Also played pool with some of the Magic gang a few days ago. Initially, we were supposed to go ice skating at some new place in Kallang, opposite the National Stadium. However, Koh Wee had last minute "plans" (eh eh eh), Ronald had some kinda checkup, and Nicholas was hospitalized that morning. Freak right? In the end, only Wilson, Wei Yu and Zameer came. We ate at Geylang before walking off to the shopping mall (we passed by BJ's Massage Parlor). After exploring the shopping mall, we checked the price and its much more expensive than the one at Jurong, plus no good package deals. We decided to go to Dhoby Ghaut and play pool instead. Heh, for a while I thought I won every match. But in the last 2 games, I sewered the black ball in, letting Wei Yu and Wilson have a win against me. Pfft. It was really packed that day too. And nearly every table had a pretty girl among the players. A rarity indeed, Because normally there's only a select few. On days where a guy is playing one-on-one with the only girl there, every head always turns your way. Trust me, I was a victim once.
Oh, and I'm addicted to Yahoo! pool again. Thing is, all the friends I play with have low ratings, which makes it freaking risky for me to play with them. If by some fluke I lose, they get an enormous boost to their ratings while mine drops like hell. So I only play unrated matches with them now. And rated for those who have a similar rating as me. Meh.
While I was in KL, I visited a lot of shopping malls. Mid-Valley, Aeon Bukit Tinggi and The Pavilion top the list. Seriously, when I came to Singapore, I thought Causeway Point was impressive. Then I got to know Orchard Road, with all its malls, existed. Then along came Vivo City. Lemme tell you, these guys are ticks on an elephant compared to the three I mentioned above. Mid-Valley Mega Mall is HUGE. Aeon Bukit Tinggi is the KL version of Aeon Tebrau City in Johor, and for the Johorians (???) who've been there, they'll know what I'm talking about. Most impressive was The Pavilion though. It opened very recently, and its size looked really deceptive at first. It doesn't look very big (on the inside and out) but if you explore the mall, you'll see it beats Vivo any day. The interior structure is also freaking gorgeous, especially with the Christmas decorations up. The main entrance reminisces of a palace and it's just stunning to see.
Like I mentioned, I visited that new mall opposite the National Stadium. I think it's only going to be put to good use when there's a concert at the nearby Indoor Stadium, because it's really not worth the effort to walk there from Kallang MRT. Half the mall is still empty, because its very new, and only the arcade is note-worthy to mention. Surprisingly, KFC is the only fast food restaurant in there for now. Zzz.
I've been watching more movies this month than I have for the entire year. I mentioned in older posts I watched 30 Days of Night and The Golden Compass. While in KL, I watched Alvin and the Chipmunks with Zoe at The Pavilion. The structure of the cinema is a little confusing, but it just adds to the grandeur of the entire mall. Anyhoo, Alvin and the Chipmunks was just a heart-warming movie. Touching and sad at some points, but hilarious and freaking cute for most. Oh, and I think the girls will love Theodore the most. That chipmunk is really the most adorable out of all the chipmunks. Freaking cute throughout the movie.
Also watched The Tattooist with Koh Wee and Yao Qi. I was expecting a scary movie. In the end? All I got was a B-rated movie with barely any chills. Okay, the storyline was decent, and the gore was really commendable. A character called Victoria died in a really gruesome but very original way. Kudos to that.
Quite a long time ago, Koh Wee taught me Poker. Initially he taught me 5 Card Draw (I think that's what its called) and when he learned the most popular professional version, he taught it to me. Texas Hold 'Em. He's bought poker chips from the World Series of Poker brand and he's got an online poker account now. Woots anyone? I'm learning new tactics and read a bit from some poker books, 'cause it's a really interesting game. Not to mention betting and tossing chips like that feels so cool. Haha!
Interesting things from poker: I'm considered a jackal, otherwise known as a maniac (how fitting). This term is used to describe an unpredictable player who calls and folds with no predictable pattern. Mostly I'm just calling, making huge pots and being nuts. Yao Qi's a mouse, while Koh Wee is a lion.
Hmmm. Debbie's a bee =p.
Last week was Macy's birthday. In case you didn't know, Macy is Sher Ling's daughter. My first cellgroup leader's daughter. Yeah. We were given the address on a card, but I left it in JB before I went to KL. Then I didn't take it down when I went back to Singapore. The card said the nearest MRT station was Paya Lebar, but the Aljuniedians said the address was nearer to Aljunied MRT. But, I was told that the members from other zones (I was the only E458 member) would be meeting at Paya Lebar. So fine, I took a bus to Aljunied MRT, then took the MRT to Paya Lebar. When I called, it turns out that they were meeting at Aljunied MRT, without informing me -.-. Fine, so I went back to Aljunied MRT, and we took a long walk to the place. In the end, we found out Paya Lebar was only a few minutes walk away. AHHHHHHH!
Okay, it was quite fun anyway. Got to fellowship without any of my members, which was a refreshing experience 'cause I'm with my cellgroup all the time. It's good to catch up with people from other cellgroups. I helped set up the food, the tables decor and stuff along with Jeffrey and Jonathan Fong mainly. Heh, highlight of the food was the chocolate fondue. Liquid chocolate dripping from something like a fountain. Brilliance! Macy was also cute to the extreme. Oh man! She was like beyond cute the whole time. Okay, going gaga over a cute kid -.-.
This weekend, we also celebrated Jessica's birthday. HA! Not your normal birthday. On Friday, Michelle gathered some members together to think of a prank for Jessica. We decided to tell her that she was transferring to N337. So with subtle hints and conversations, eventually we built up the case that she really was transferring. Jessica took it well though, and was ready to face it. So while we sang her "Happy Birthday" Michelle made an announcement that Jessica was transferring. Although Michelle nearly burst out laughing at one point and some who knew about it were stifling laughter, the act was really well done, and the helpers even gave those final words. Whoa, you wouldn't believe the tears that poured from a few people. Yikes! It's like you want to tell them its a joke 'cause seeing them cry is like so heart-wrenching. Lmao. But in the end, Michelle made a second announcement that it was all a prank! The tears were still pouring -.-. For a short while more I mean =x.
Well, service for the last few weeks has been nothing but brilliant. Pastor Kong's Christmas messages were strong yet poignant for the Christmas season. The drama was also touching, and quite entertaining. I loved the part with the FAKE system. Lmao.
Anyway, as tradition since we started it, the services were all candlelight services. It's simply breathtaking and beautiful to be in pitch blackness with the only light being the candles. Here's some pictures to remind you of the beauty.
Okay fine, I was being a little cheapskate. These pictures were taken two years ago (notice Pastor Kong's hair) but hey! It's still as beautiful. I'll upload the Christmas pictures once the CHC website puts them up.
Okay, this is quite impromptu. I didn't plan to add this topic in, till something happened just now.
TIB 1003 T - This is the bus number of an 853 I took last time. It took nearly two hours to get from Khatib to Parkway Parade. The bus driver also had a sickening attitude that pissed me off, and no courtesy at all. I took down the bus number, because I really had nothing better to do. At least now I know where I can use it. Blogging!
SBS 1970 U - This is the bus number of a 170 bus. The driver is really useless. When people are vying to get on the bus, he'll just sit there and wait till the people stop trying to get on the bus. And when it's packed, he won't close the door but just wait till people get off the steps, then he'll close the doors. He just sits there! The freaking guy doesn't even do anything. No hand motion, no calling out. Freaking useless. Once the bus was waiting for a full 5 minutes just standing there, doing nothing, till the people got the message and got off the steps. The driver did no crap at all and just sat there, looking at everyone wondering what the hell was going on.
In KL, the bus stops anywhere. Uh, yeah. Just flag it down (so long it's not the highway) anywhere and they'll stop. That's 'cause there's rarely any bus stops to begin with. Still beats JB though.
I'm actually typing this post on a bus. I'm taking 853 from Parkway Parade to Khatib to meet Ashley so he can use my Photoshop. Okay, normal bus ride right? NO! An old man in front of me just threw up! ON THE BUS. And the smell is really unbearable. Luckily, there's no food stench. Just the smell of alcohol. Tiger Beer I think. Eurgh. I'm trying to breathe through my mouth right now. There's still like half an hour of traveling left. That's the least of my worries though. I just wonder how I'm gonna get off this bus with clean shoes...
If you're wondering why I didn't sleep for 37 hours (39, by the time I slept) that day, it was 'cause I stayed up overnight at Juswin's house for the Christmas celebration with the N337 and N362 members. I slept like 2 minutes before going to service with Jonathan and Ashley. After service, I met up with Koh Wee and Yao Qi to play poker and celebrate Christmas outside. I slept at an insane time of like 4am plus, and I stayed over at Koh Wee's house. We ended up waking up at 3pm!
Oh, and I managed to get off the bus safely. I didn't get to post on the bus (which was typed yesterday) so I'll be posting this now, today. Anyway, as the bus was very packed, people had no choice but to step on the puke. By the time it was time for me to get off, the floor area was quite rid of the vomit already. Only the seat and the floor area directly below it was still dirty. And I was shocked by the vomit. It was dark red, looking exactly like blood. Oh man...
Plus, I needa move out of my place latest by tomorrow. Aye, as it's very low to actually scold your friend's parent for causing you problems, I've decided not to publicly defame her. Let's just say I'm forced to move out of this place for no apparent reason. No reasonable excuses were given and it was usually poor treatment and conduct I received from that person. That is all I will say on my blog.
Anyway, my cellgroup's going to Isabel's house to have a countdown party later on. The dress code is nerdy. AH! Geez! I don't know how to dress nerdy! I need a nerd to teach me! Zzz. I'll try to come up with something stupid looking later. Spectacles will pull off the look if I can get some =/. Pfft. Happy last day of the year 2007 everyone (that sounded retarded, unfortunately, not nerdy).