Friday, December 31, 2004


Happy New Year everyone!

May the new year bring you new hopes, inspiration, and resolutions! Good luck to those who will dare to take on new and challenging endeavours.

Finally, pray for those who were affected by the tsunami. My prayers go out to them.

Happy New Year 2005.

Tuesday, December 28, 2004


Two days ago, in Esplanade Concert Hall in Singapore, I was at a Christmas concert, "A Jazzy Christmas" concert, by Jeremy Monteiro featuring sax great Ernie Watts and vocalist Carmen Bradford (amazing concert, by the way). Just before the last song of the first set, Jeremy talked about an earthquake off the coast of Sumatra, and that a lot of people died in the tsunami (harbour wave) that resulted from that quake. He requested for a minute of silence from everyone. I was puzzled, as in ".. what was he talking about?". When I saw the news in Channel News Asia when I got back that night, I had realised to the full extent of what happened. Just before my departure from Singapore, I was sitting at my aunt's house watching the news. They showed the damage that had taken place in various parts of the continent surrounding the earthquake, from Sri Lanka, the west coast of Thailand, Sumatra, and even a small part of Penang. They showed bodies of people and children that had died from drowning, at some of the worst hit areas. I cannot even explain how I felt when I saw it. All I can do is pray.

A moment of silence, and my prayers go out to those who had perished in the natural disaster.

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

update.. update.. Holiday Greetings!

I know... I know.. it's been a while since I even touched my blog! Sorry la... it's been quite crazy the last couple of weeks. As you probably know from my last post, I went to Bangkok.. I went there for SIX whole days. Let's just say, since I came back, I still haven't even finished writing about Bangkok. And when I returned from Bangkok, I had only one day to pack and sort out my Singapore trip THE NEXT DAY!

I went to Singapore on Friday for the Singapore Marathon (which was on Sunday morning), another story which I hope I'll finish writing about soon, came back on Monday, and I worked every night consecutively until the following Sunday (ranging from replacement jobs to functions). At that time as well, I sent my PC to the technician for repairs (which also probably took more than a week, 'cos he sent his boys for the PIKOM PC Fair), so that's why I was like out of the Net scene for almost two over weeks. It was quite tiring, I tell ya, from Bangkok to Singapore, and then working for the whole week non-stop. Now I'm settling down a lil bit, and I'm compiling and writing out my Bangkok and Singapore stories. I'm just considering to put it on this blog or write a web page about it, cos the Bangkok story is gonna be a long one.. you'd probably get bored TRYING to read it halfway! Pictures included, of course!

In fact, a couple of things happened, even the last few days.

The teruk thing was, when I got my PC back, I tried to sync my PDA with my PC. Next thing I knew, ALL my data on my PDA was flushed out! I even lost my timing records for the Singapore Marathon Half that I did... FAK! Don't forget, I didn't sync my PDA since I left for Bangkok! Man, that really.. really sucked.

Some good things, my childhood friend Tan Kay Ti just returned from UK after 7 years of study, and he's just finished his PhD (congrats dawg!). However, the poor bloke is having to face a tough decision on working here or UK, and at the same time dealing with the fact that he's also having trouble with the visa for UK. Well, all the best, dude!

Some not-so-good but partially good things, I don't have a gig for Christmas OR New Years! Money-wise, that sucks. But on the other hand, maybe it's just one of those funny things that my stars arranged for me.. I've been working Christmas and New Years the last three years since I started working in the music business, so it's like a breaktime for me. I can spend those times with my family and friends! I'll be going to Singapore tomorrow for Christmas with my family, which I don't mind at all.

Oh well... anyway, to EVERYONE.. my earthly brothers and sisters... I want to wish y'all a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!! It's one of the spiritual times of the year, and it's a good time to sit back, and reflect on yourself on the past year, and even the years before, and change thy bad habits and reinforce good ones. Make peace with anyone who you've wrong, and wronged you, as well! I say this even to myself! How can we have peace when we do not have peace in ourselves? So the best way to create peace, is to find it in yourselves, and then try to in others. If one person can do it, imagine the whole world? Think about it...

Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 02, 2004

Baru balik...

YAYYY.. or BOOOO, actually!

I just got back from Bangkok. It's gonna be a kau kau long story man I tell ya. But to put a long story short... BANGKOK was AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!

Beautiful culture, beautiful place, BEAUTIFUL WOMEN, friendly and warm people, beautiful food, bad traffic, beautiful things... aww man... this warrants at least a second round of visit.

Will write about it soon. Gonna be a long blog. See how.