Thursday, November 20, 2014  

[A new beginning...]

Today marks the day I moved out from my parents' place and into my own place. I am adjusting to the new surroundings, the new routines, and I have a million thoughts in my head and I am tired. Hopefully the rest of this post makes sense.

While I am excited to finally have a place of my own, it was also a bittersweet moment. Last night, I was keenly aware that I was lying in my bed for the last time. Twenty-seven years is a long time. The same bed I looked forwarded to after a hard day; the same bed I missed when I was in NS.

My sister bought ice-cream for everyone last night. Biting into the chocolate-mint ice-cream sandwich only made me think of the times I spent with my sister in my parents' place. I literally watched her grow up to the young lady she is today. We've both come a long way since we first set foot in that flat.

I still remember the smell of the renovation works when my father was working in the flat, getting it ready. I still remember the smell of the new furniture, the fun times I had with my sister growing up. The times in NS when I wished so hard for it all to be over, to be able to crawl into my bed. The times when I am overseas, felt homesick, and wished to be home.

So many memories.

I'm spending the night alone in my flat tonight. The Wife should be staying over from Saturday onwards, when the bed is delivered. I suppose today is the "soft launch", while Saturday is the official day we start our new lives together.

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Wednesday, November 05, 2014  

[Something new...]

Someone at work offered me a piece. Now I'm hooked.

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Sunday, November 02, 2014  

[Dinner last night...]

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014  

[A little different...]

The sunrise looked a little different this morning. There seems to be something blocking some of the light.

We tend to take the sunrise for granted. It's hard to imagine that one day, the sun will be gone and we would all be dead. We are so very small in the universe that we know of.

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Sunday, October 26, 2014  

[A promise kept...]

When Mariah Carey last performed here 14-years ago, I was a student and could not afford to go to her concert. I promised myself that the next time she comes, I would go.

A lot has changed in 14-years. The style of her music has changed a lot. I prefer her older songs, to be honest.

In any event, I made it. My first-ever concert. I thought her rendition of "Hero" alone was worth the ticket price.

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Friday, October 03, 2014  

[What went wrong?]

My wife was at Toa Payoh recently and she saw something rather distressing.

There was an old man selling tissue paper near NTUC and three HDB Hub security guards were trying to get him to leave.

Foreigners come here and live the high life. They live in nice houses, drive flashy cars, and bed all the hot chicks. Some come and cheat rich old people of their money. They come here, most of them with no intentions of settling down, leech whatever they can, and go back to their home countries.

What about the people who built this country into what it is today? They sell tissue paper, collect cardboard boxes, or clear tables at food-courts in order to survive.

How did we get here? What went wrong?

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Sunday, September 28, 2014  

[Lazy Sunday...]

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Thursday, September 25, 2014  

[Ode to an ice-cream bar...]

I first saw you on a flight to the United States about fourteen years ago. When the stewardess handed you to me, I had no idea what you were. For some reason, instead of your familiar packaging, a plain white wrapper was used instead.

It was one of the best things I've ever tasted.

Since then, I've been on the look-out for you at my neighbourhood supermarket, but you've never appeared. Who knew that the next time I would see you would be this past May in Dubai.

I finally found you in Singapore. At Cold Storage Anchorpoint.

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Saturday, September 20, 2014  

[Poor man's watches...]

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[A calming flame...]

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