Tuesday, September 19, 2006

The Nightingale and the Rose

She said that she would dance with me if I brought her red roses," cried the young Student; "but in all my garden there is no red rose."

And so the nightingale, moved by his great love, pressed herself against the thorn of the barren rose tree, whilst singing the song of the birth of passion in the soul of a man and a maid. And so the tree produced a red rose, redder than all the roses of the spring. The nightingale died, with a long thorn in her heart.

And at noon the Student opened his window and looked out.

"Why, what a wonderful piece of luck!" he cried; "here is a red rose! I have never seen any rose like it in all my life. It is so beautiful that I am sure it has a long Latin name"; and he leaned down and plucked it.

Then he put on his hat, and ran up to the Professor's house with the rose in his hand.

The daughter of the Professor was sitting in the doorway winding blue silk on a reel, and her little dog was lying at her feet.

"You said that you would dance with me if I brought you a red rose," cried the Student. "Here is the reddest rose in all the world. You will wear it tonight next your heart, and as we dance together it will tell you how I love you."

But the girl frowned.

"I am afraid it will not go with my dress," she answered; "and, besides, the Chamberlain's nephew has sent me some real jewels, and everybody knows that jewels cost far more than flowers."

From Oscar Wilde. Touche.

Monday, September 04, 2006


It's true... The harder I seem to want something, the dumber I look and the more it eludes me... I wanted NUS Medicine so bad... but didn't get it... I wanted to get all the scholarship interviews... but I didn't... those that I didn't want and I knew I didn't want yielded two days of off each... I still LOVE skiing tho... Well...I do suppose that I did get Edinburgh, which was what I wanted... God's will be done... He gives me what I need, not what I want... I just don't see how some people can think that EVERY single thing in this world can be accomplished by sheer skill or effort... Most of the time it's not up to you whether you get in or not... It's about making the times when the ball's in your court count. I realised after talking to Pek Ya at the old SMU/new NUS law faculty that last time the degree was a path to a so-called "comfortable" life as a professional... But now u got degree, i got degree, everyone also have degree... So what if u work so hard just to get to uni? No point. It's working hard IN uni that counts =)

This one's quite funny too... Although the tallest blade of grass may get the most sunshine, it's also the most likely to get cut down. Actually this saying is flawed... Grass doesn't die from being cut.

This describes someone Henry, Qi Sheng, Sara, Eugene, KangWen, Darren, Daniel Hui, Aston and myself know very well...Why can't u do like the next pic?

I mean, even though I respect you're tenacity and all... BUT it makes life THAT much more inconvenient for the rest of us...

BRING IT ON!!! ORD LOH in 3 weeks or less. I'm sorry, but the ham chi way of wayanging your way around and making people think you're SO hardworking when actually you're equally if not more slack than me just doesn't work for me. BE A MAN: DO THE RIGHT THING.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Gotham Penthouse

I went to Gotham Penthouse on Saturday night. The name evokes childhood memories of Batman, and the sleaziness of gangster shows...

I met Clemster and Hendry at Clarke Quay MRT at 10ish, then walked a short distance along the Singapore river across the bridge and to Clarke Quay... The stupid NUS printed the location of the place wrongly, causing us to walk all the way to Liang Court to eat MacDonalds before finding the place.

Supposed to have FHM models serving drinks... But they only sell Tequila shots in syringes for $8... Anyways I didn't think they were that chio or anything... They were quite short... anyway there were only 2 of them that I saw... then there were these two irritating women who kept trying to "seduce" us to buy 5 bottles of beer for $50. Now as there were only 3 of us, this deal is sucky... But they kept coming to ask us to buy like the whole night...

The dancefloor is quite smallish, but bigger than the tiny dancefloor at Club MoMo. It's about the size of the common area. It was quite packed full of people by the time we started dancing. Clemster and I danced, but Hendry pang seh us haha! The music was good though... Really feel like dancing there...

we left at about 2 cos Hendry and I had Church the next morning... The fun part about ending clubbing at Clarke Quay (MOS/Gotham) is that we sit on the bridge and talk cok...

Clemster asked: "why do girls like to go clubbing?"

I've seriously no idea either. Please enlighten me.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Job 31:1

To remind myself of the covenant.

"I made a covenant with my eyes not to look lustfully at a girl."-Job 31:1.

Single people can still be pure. God demands 100% purity. Would you drink a bottle of water that said 98% pure mineral water, 2% sewage?