Thursday, November 06, 2008
I am so bored so bored!
I've got an exam tomorrow and I don't feel like studying.
So I decided to be random for once and weakly attempt to revive our blog!
This is baby Ian, my neighbour's baby!
I go to my neighbours' house weekly for a christian group meeting for international students called FOCUS (:
To echo Kegan, YES let's have a end-of-year meet up!!
I'd be back in Singapore officially by 21st Dec! Wheeee!
Friday, May 09, 2008
ok... just adding some laughs to the blog...
Kopi and Bread
Who's more talkative? Kopi or bread?
(scroll down for the answer)
.ok that took up a whole lot of blog space. sorry felicia! and kailing!
Why? Because Breadtalk and Kopitiam =)
Monday, May 05, 2008
yeah man u guys, get your act together, put one day aside to meet up with your fabulous jc mates! :)
this wednesday is 75 day!! minyi, jiaying, zhanpei, yaqi and maybe daphne will be meeting up together in melbourne city to have vietnamese dinner together! see, we're even celebrating 75 day away from home! teehee. wanted to meet up with grandseniors also but i think our seniors find it weird.. oh well, at least we're meeting up :D
minyi and i are dying under the no. of assignments we have due this month. we just submitted one today! but other than that i think i've been having fun :) hahaha even though i'm not very socially active, like i don't go for social events or party, i am quite happy with how i've been spending my time =p
alright, cut the crap. all the best to those who're still having exams, have lots of fun those who are holiday, take lots of care those who are in army!
respond to kailing's post!!
Thursday, May 01, 2008
WHO STILL READS THIS?
i wonder who still reads this.
but anyway, for those who do, and who are in singapore or will be back this summer, WHO WANTS A CLASS OUTING?
has been some time, right? guess it should be time already for us to meet up, before we age and all and find each other unrecognizable.
drop me an online msg or tag here. suggestions and all. and pass on the msg (though i doubt YOU will..) hahaha.. okays..
Sunday, April 06, 2008
Speech by Pulitzer Prize winner: Anna Quindlen
This was a speech made by Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Anna Quindlen at
the graduation ceremony of an American university where she was awarded
an Honorary PhD.
"I'm a novelist. My work is human nature. Real life is all I know. Don't Ever
confuse the two, your life and your work. You will walk out of here this
afternoon with only one thing that no one else has. There will be hundreds of
people out there with your same degree: there will be thousands of people
doing what you want to do for a living. But you will be the only person alive
who has sole custody of your life. Your particular life. Your entire life. Not just
your life at a desk, or your life on a bus, or in a car, or at the computer. Not
just the life of your mind, but the life of your heart. Not just your bank accounts
but also your soul.
People don't talk about the soul very much anymore. It's so much easier to
write a resume than to craft a spirit. But a resume is cold comfort on a winter's
night, or when you're sad, or broke, or lonely, or when you've received your
test results and they're not so good.
I am a good mother to three children. I have tried never to let my work stand in
the way of being a good parent. I no longer consider myself the centre of the
universe. I show up. I listen. I try to laugh. I am a good friend to my husband. I
have tried to make marriage vows mean what they say. I am a good friend to
my friends and they to me. Without them, there would be nothing to say to you
today, because I would be a cardboard cut out. But I call them on the phone,
and I meet them for lunch. I would be rotten, at best mediocre at my job if
those other things were not true.
You cannot be really first rate at your work if your work is all you are. So
here's what I wanted to tell you today: Get a life. A real life, not a manic pursuit
of the next promotion, the bigger pay cheque, the larger house. Do you think
you'd care so very much about those things if you blew an aneurysm one
afternoon, or found a lump in your breast?
Get a life in which you notice the smell of salt water pushing itself on a breeze
at the seaside, a life in which you stop and watch how a red-tailed hawk
circles over the water, or the way a baby scowls with concentration when she
tries to pick up a sweet with her thumb and first finger.
Get a life in which you are not alone. Find people you love, and who love you.
And remember that love is not leisure, it is work. Pick up the phone. Send an
email. Write a letter.
Get a life in which you are generous. And realize that life is the best thing
ever, and that you have no business taking it for granted. Care so deeply
about its goodness that you want to spread it around. Take money you would
have spent on beer and give it to charity. Work in a soup kitchen. Be a big
brother or sister. All of you want to do well. But if you do not do good too, then
doing well will never be enough.
It is so easy to waste our lives, our days, our hours, and our minutes. It is so
easy to take for granted the color of our kids' eyes, the way the melody in a
symphony rises and falls and disappears and rises again. It is so easy to exist
instead of to live.
I learned to live many years ago. I learned to love the journey, not the
destination. I learned that it is not a dress rehearsal, and that today is the only
guarantee you get. I learned to look at all the good in the world and try to give
some of it back because I believed in it, completely and utterly. And I tried to
do that, in part, by telling others what I had learned. By telling them this:
Consider the lilies of the field. Look at the fuzz on a baby's ear. Read in the
back yard with the sun on your face. Learn to be happy. And think of life as a
terminal illness, because if you do, you will live it with joy and passion as it
ought to be lived".