Saturday, November 29, 2008

a romantic affair

the MIFA runway, lights and dresses left me somewhat dreamy. in the midst of very sophisticated faces which i so often see only in magazine, plus free flow of sparkling shiraz and wisky coke probably contributed to that feeling. it is about 1.30am and i make my way back, the sound of raindrops keep me company. after a hot shower, probably the next best thing to do is tuck myself in bed.

but it is friday night, and i dont want to just do the next best thing. im in a mood for a slow, catchy romance. and i got that spot on from my blueberry nights. check that web link, let those soundtracks play for a bit and you will understand what i mean. some ppl think wong kar wai's movies are pretty slow, remember im somewhat tipsy so the pace was just nice for me. couldnt resist jude law, he is not that great looking but always find him charming. a player real life (or so i heard), i know why he can be one. the way he stares at another girl, the way he runs his finger through the hair, such a killer. he can sweeps any girls' feet of the ground. i believe all that comes in natural, he wasnt just acting. love the music, angles, story line and babes. hypnotise by that kiss right there. now really wish i can do a movie journal.

movies like this can make us fall in love with love all over again. somehow recent affairs seem to be nurturing my heart back to love... do you think he is around the corner?

Thursday, November 27, 2008

year end reflection

has it got to do with end of the year. the pressure of trying to do everything before the year come to an end or what. im jam packed with house warming, parties, gatherings, assignments, work deadlines. so many things happening that i dont have time to finish reading my books, clearing all my downloaded movies, or even sit down to gather my thoughts.

there i am planning for my bangkok shopping trip and the condition is getting worst than before. with the international airport close down and my recce team (my friend's whole family) squandered there the situation just got more worrying than it should.

i sit there and ponder for a while, here i am im trying to make a holiday plan amid the world trying to make changes in their country. it seems like every country is trying to fight for their country freedom and hope, a new government away from corruption. some knows what their doing, some dont; nevertheless the world is groaning from within for a change.

no wonder my friend mentioned he doesnt mind migrating to the States now to be part of that change, sometimes we wish that we are part of a hope that is greater than ourselves. but so often, not many of us lift a finger to do anything but our own things. we only wish that someone will do the job, while we taste the result of that change. meantime we continue to party and do our shopping. i seriously do not know where to begin, a country? of which i do not know where i belong sometimes. staying in a country that i am not a citizen to, or holding a passport of a country that the national anthem i do not know how to sing. a church? of which the many things i do not know where to focus in, and the question is more like what kind of change really matters. a corporate world? standing in the midst of the multitudes and i wonder what significant i can be, though we hear of many stories of life that made a change, then i look at faces around me and i thought of the many untold stories of life that had not make it.

do you think it is random that some ppl are just choosen to be vessel of change? or do you think these ppl have far greater tolerance than others. that failure is not ultimatum for them and change was all they hope to see. or most of us just lack of that umm in our life. no children to fight for, no country we love more than ourselves and yet to know the heart of God we claim we love.

Monday, November 24, 2008

the great adventure

last weekend, we headed north to this place.

our room, or should i say our barn is pretty small but it is enough for the night.

this is me...

and my team.

part1: white water rafting

though you can barely see us except for our helmet, we are all still in the boat. this is what i found out after this trip, that white water rafting is not as scary as it looks like. but maybe because we only went for level3. it is really fun, and we really want to do this again.

part2: night tracking
we were busy grabbing branches and holding our torchlight. so no photos heheh...

part3: paintball

we almost name ourself camp-whore (since they were cam-whoring the whole trip) but we went with the company name team hot

my damage:

i pull through the whole thing with just one o-chia (blue black) and minor bruises. oh yahh... one lesser pair of shoes.

all photos courtesy of yeow mei ann.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

sometimes when we touch

after cell, raymond picked up the guitar and started singing some oldies. i dimmed the light, we laid down there refusing to go home. it went on and on past midnight. he might not be a perfect singer but it didnt matter, the acoustic version of all those songs, the yellow light, pillows and the sound of drizzle outside made the night almost perfect. not only his wife, it got all the girls mesmerised. these are the results of it all.

david: i need to pick up guitar.
cy: im certain now i need to find a man that can play the guitar. my goodness, imagine him putting me to sleep every night like this. (for a while right there, i forgotten everything else in life)

we oftentimes try to move on from the childish romantic love, we try to remind ourselves that hollywood love is not true love. i understand that is not all love is about but we slowly shun ourselves from surprises, gifts and sweet words. after a while we forgot how to love... we refuse to awaken anything inside. the fear of getting too close yet again.

let us all let go of the past and put back on that childlike faith to love boldly once again. i am finding my way back to my first love, that is if i still remember the way. hopefully halfway, i will find someone that can lead me back there.

Sometimes When We Touch
You ask me if I love you
And I choke on my reply
I'd rather hurt you honestly
Than mislead you with a lie
And who am I to judge you
On what you say or do?
I'm only just beginning to see the real you

And sometimes when we touch
The honesty's too much
And I have to close my eyes and hide
I wanna hold you til I die
Til we both break down and cry
I wanna hold you till the fear in me subsides

Romance and all its strategy
Leaves me battling with my pride
But through the insecurity
Some tenderness survives
I'm just another writer
Still trapped within my truth
A hesitant prize fighter
Still trapped within my youth

And sometimes when we touch
The honesty's too much
And I have to close my eyes and hide
I wanna hold you til I die
Til we both break down and cry
I wanna hold you till the fear in me subsides

At times I'd like to break you
And drive you to your knees
At times I'd like to break through
And hold you endlessly

At times I understand you
And I know how hard you've tried
I've watched while love commands you
And I've watched love pass you by

At times I think we're drifters
Still searching for a friend
A brother or a sister
But then the passion flares again

And sometimes when we touch
The honesty's too much
And I have to close my eyes and hide
I wanna hold you til I die
Til we both break down and cry
I wanna hold you till the fear in me subsides

Saturday, November 15, 2008

i heart traveling

one weird night, ignoring the workload that is piling up, i indulged in cyber holiday-ing. i sat there and started googling places i can go if i do go korea. i found out that it can be quite fun even though it doesnt cost me a penny. this is the list of places i would like to go if im there.

1. Lotte world and take photo on the carrousel, scenes from stairways to heaven and many other korean series.

2. definitely drop by this one million USD house, made especially for the series full house. would be really nice if i can have a morning jog by the beach behind this house.

3. for food, i will probably visit the list of restaurants from my lovely sam-soon. the many sumptuous meals seem appetising. this list had been quite consistent in a few web links. so i guess if im feeling rich, i should drop by especially Top Cloud Bar & Grill. having dinner with a view overlooking seoul looks enticing.

4. korean bbq is a must.

5. the nanta show, was mentioned as one of the funniest eating experience.

6. would probably shop at apgujeong, itaewon, myongdong and namdaemun. imagine loads and loads of shops like this.

7. hot bath in one of those authentic traditional spa. since i had seen naked women in tokyo, i mind as well check out those in korea too.

8. skiing if im in a mood for new things.

9. find this little room in Muju Resort where Hye-Won (hye yuan) filled the whole ceiling with yellow roses, scenes from summer scent. by night i will walk to this field and probably dance on his feet. so it does mean i will go to this resort only if im bringing my next bf. if not i might skip this place, nothing much to do there except that.

10. dont think i will make my way to this island either but thought i should mention this. isnt this love-shape island quite a view? from the series spring waltz

one thing i just found out about seoul, the whole state doesnt have a proper address system. all web links will either insert map of their place or lengthy description of which exit to take from the train station and so on. very interesting. except for summer, every season sounds like a good time to visit korea. but i seriously love the white snowy look, not sure if i can stand that weather. cant wait to really step foot in this country.

Friday, November 07, 2008

how to fix those feelings?

we had a bgr session in cell this week. this is one thought which i think might be useful.
to kill another party feelings for you
to kill a girl feelings: tell her you will rather marry your best friend than her.
to kill a guy feelings: tell him he is such a good brother/friend.

other thoughts that spring up after that...
to kill feelings that you no longer want there
if you need to forget him: try developing feelings for another guy.
if you need to forget her: just hangout with your friends.

to avoid falling in love...
to him: dont focus on one guy, buzz different guys randomly when you know you start thinking of someone way too much.
to her: call her only when you run out of things to do, dont pick up her calls all the time and try not returning her calls.

as much as i thought i dont mind falling in love, i think i am too cautious to allow myself to do so.

'The truth is painful. Deep down, nobody wants to hear it, especially when it hits close to home. Sometimes we tell the truth because the truth is all we have to give. Sometimes we tell the truth because we need to say it out loud to hear it for ourselves. And sometimes we tell the truth because we just can't help ourselves. Sometimes, we tell them because we owe them at least that much' grey's

Thursday, November 06, 2008

3 reasons to shed my tears

in the last week alone, 3 things made me shed some tears:
1. God's love, during communion in church
2. the unheard voices of the world, while watching blood diamond
3. a voice of hope, listening to obama's victory speech

faith, love and hope.
He wept

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

is it fame?

when i was younger, we always pass this little-autograph-book around. our friends will write forget-me-not poems, wishes and biodata. there is this one particular detail under biodata called best friends which i never dare put. ppl will list down their best friends, regardless it is not mutual. they dont even mind offending you by not putting your name while signing your book. i always wonder, how do ppl decide who-to-put-in or who-not-to-put-in.

i have this same feeling nowadays as i see ppl put links of their friends on their blog. who do you list out? all your friends? all your readers to pls them? ppl that actually blogs? my guess is that they will link blog that they follow closely for convenient sake. but as i surveyed a few blogs, i realised that is not necessary the case. then i see a trait. some ppl tend to add the so-called-famous into their link. it doesnt matter they only know each other over a party yesterday and it doesnt even matter they never get the blog address from that person itself. why would one put someone they barely know? is it to let that person know they have an intention to be closer? or it serves as a shoutbox to tell the world they are in some kind of clique with this so-called-famous? or is a hopeful wish that this so-called-famous will be nice and put your link in their blog... then you will be on-the-way-to-be-almost-famous? do you think we all have hidden motives? do you think little things like this define us? like at work and all... do we befriend ppl that are in some sort of status to make ourselves look good? am i trying to make a statement holding a cup of starbucks everyday? or using a mac or joining a gym?

sorry for the loads of questions. but i really find it ironic because we dont normally like ppl to judge-us-by-the-cover. yet we go great lengths to make that cover looks good. im in no position to judge because in facebook under this application top friends, i unconsciously committed the same offense -- i randomly added some and not the other. they are not really best friends per se, just maybe friends i hangout more closely with then, which is not even the case now. i vaguely remember i have to add the whole gang of friends while adding one because i do not want to offend anyone. maybe i think too much... as i normally do.

having said that, i am very honoured when ppl link me in their blog. whether it is because you are proud of me as your friend or just for convenient sake. but to date i still do not have the courage do so, maybe more than the fear of offending others the fear of judging my own motives.

Monday, November 03, 2008

true love

1. makes you learn things you dont normally care about
2. can cause a sudden submission in you to your partner, part of respecting and protecting him
3. doesnt mind he is imperfect, you dont normally know why you love him
4. goes through the worst time of his life with him, and hold faith with him that the best is yet to come
5. drives you to attain what you never thought you can do
6. compel you to give more than you normally do
7. seems to change you not by your choice
8. tend to make you believe it will never end, it seems like yesterday you start the relationship
9. can be difficult to forget and let go
10. is a pain in the ass

when i say true love, think christina in grey's saying this: "I was right. I swear I really believe what I did was right. I don't want you to forgive me. Frankly, I'd find it patronizing if you did. Because... while I know I was right, you think I'm wrong. Which doesn't matter... because... I'm in this. I'm in this for the long haul. And I'm in this to finish the race. So if that means I don't win this one, then fine. I don't win. You win. I'm talking. See? I'm talking first. You win." or dorothy in jerry maguire: "Maybe I am taking advantage. Am I a bad person? All I know is that I found someone who was charming and popular and not-so-nice to me -- and he died. Okay? So why should I let this guy go, when everything in my body says this one is the one... And oh, I don't know if you're interested in this detail, but I was just about to tell you that I love him. I love him, and I don't care what you think. I love him for the man he wants to be, and I love him for the man he almost is. I love him."

true love might not happen to two parties at the same time. in my context it means you-truly-love-a-person. i just found out that eventhough a person had numerous relationships, it doesnt mean that he/she has encounter true love yet. meeting such love makes you a better person. it doesnt matter if the relationship last or not. it is like an encounter with God. after you see the real thing, you will always believe that love is real because you have experience it. i think i have said i do not want to go through this heartache again, in hindsight im actually glad that i ever stumble into it. some ppl say, you are lucky if you ever encounter true love once in your lifetime. i can now say i had, at least i do not need to put this in my list of last 10 things to do before i die.