OGDS: The Final Frontier

July 30, 2007 at 12:36 pm (Craps, Useless Information)

In my ongoing quest to provide you, my dear reader, an endless supply of quality entertainment, I have uploaded something very personal to Youtube. Yes Sir, when I say personal, I mean it. It’s my first video of Youtube that I’m starring in, and it is a pantomime. Hopefully, for my next production, I will be able to draft up a script and actually speak.

Well, enough of small talk – here’s the show.


OGDS Part 1


OGDS Part 2

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Traveling!

July 26, 2007 at 11:15 pm (Craps, Uncategorized)

Yay! After 3 months of work at NewMan, I’m going to get my first overseas assignment!

I’ll be headed off to Chiang Mai on the 13th to the 15th of August courtesy of  Swiss Army Knife makers, Victorinox.

What awaits me? I have no idea. What I do know though, is that this will prove to be my initiation. If I can survive 3 days in the wilderness with a pack of new faces, then I guess I’ll do OK in this line of writing.

On a separate note, I attended an IT related press function yesterday. I looked around and only saw a handful of familiar faces. It’s official now – 90% of my “kaki” have left the local IT scene. The only person who’s left is Nigel. Kel has gone to PR, David has gone to HWM SG, while Jue Fok and most recently, Phun, are working for Mr. Wilf Lim. Hell, even PTK has gone south and Adam is leaving (or has he already left?) for Australia. I guess I made a good decision to jump over to lifestyle. :)

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Symbolic psychobabble

July 24, 2007 at 2:11 am (Craps, Useless Information)

As I drove home tonight, I looked up to the skies and realized that it was totally devoid of stars. The only thing that lit it up was the moon and the KL skyline.

I couldn’t help but to think that tonight’s sky symbolized my life in certain ways.

Over the years, I’ve met more than a handful of people. Admittedly, I do have quite a lot of friends, but a vast majority of these consist of the “Hi, Bye” kind or the “Hello brother, long time no see! (OK thanks bye)” kind. As a self-confessed attention whore, I do like walking into a room of people and saying “Hi” to at least half of them. It makes me feel good about myself. It makes me feel like less of a social reject.

But at the end of the day, these people are just people I know. They aren’t really my friends. I suppose that the right word for them is “acquaintances”, but fuck that. I’m not in the mood for big words.

Anyhow, I guess that these people are like the KL skyline. You can live with them and you can live without them. Hell, they certainly feel that way so why shouldn’t I. Right? Their main purpose in life? To add brightness to an already bright scenery.

As for my family and my close circle of good, real and genuine friends, I guess these people are like the moon. Without them, my life would be blank. It would be dark and it would be meaningless. Without these people, I would be left without a direction. Without them, I would probably die. But there’s always an eclipse, and while it may plunge me into a pit of darkness, it will always pass within due time.

I looked at the sky tonight and reflected on my life. The skyline will always be there. Sometimes it’s bright, and other times it’s dim. But tonight, the moon was as bright as ever. The old Chinese song said that the moon represented the heart. I think that’s bullshit because to me, the moon represents much more than that. It represents you.

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Aftershocks

July 4, 2007 at 1:05 am (GY 白 TULAN)

Breaking up is hard to do, but when the situation calls for it, it has to be done nevertheless.

I’m pretty sure the breakup was harder on GF (I should probably refer to her as ex-GF from now) than it was on me, but fuck, it wasn’t exactly a fun thing for me to do either.

I got through the initial 2 weeks by working, playing futsal, playing DOTA and working even more. Sure, it’s not conventional, but fuck it. It worked. It was all fine. Even after she called me yesterday. Seriously, I was cool about it because I finally thought she understood what I meant – why I broke up with her.

So what’s this aftershock bullshit all about, eh?

Well, little did I know, the hardest part of a break up was yet to come. And today at about 2 in the afternoon, it did.

She messaged me on MSN and uttered the heart breaking words – “I want to take my PS2 back.”

Ugh. I hate it when this happens. For fucks sake, it’s a PS2 not a house. It’s a fucking console. One which I will surely use more than her. But hey, it’s hers after all so who am I to say no.

Sigh. Well ex-GF, if you’re reading this, then fine. Take it back.

Naturally, when she told me the news, I HAD to ask for something back too. I didn’t ask for the diamond necklace back, because that would be plain gay. I couldn’t ask for my iPod Shuffle back, because she already returned it. Come to think of it, I never actually gave her anything. LOL. So the only thing I could ask back was a box of magazines I left in her place.

Well, fuck it. Keep them, junk them or plain burn them. Don’t bother returning them. I don’t really need them at all. It was just a spiteful thing to say.

At least I was manly enough to forbid you from buying me a PS3 or Xbox 360 or Creative Zen.

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Words in my head. Or lack thereof.

July 2, 2007 at 1:45 am (Craps)

I actually had a 2000 word post all typed out, but I decided that it meant much less than these few words I’m posting up right now.

Time has been a bitch – mostly because I want it to be.

I spend more time on the job (although Melvin might strongly digress!) than I ever had, and honestly, I’m enjoying it. Taking up the post at NewMan has been the best thing I have done recently, because it has opened up opportunities for me that I never thought would be possible.

I sometimes shudder to think how monotonous my life would be if I had ditched this job for a stint at The Gardens. Ugh. I’d probably be cracking my head trying to create some absurd Customer Loyalty Programme. It would potentially be worse than BSA! The horror!

But yeah. I’m lovin what I’m doing now – for a change.

I only wish I could have done this sooner. But then again, if I didn’t go through what I went through before, would any of what I have now be as valuable to me? Maybe. Maybe not.

Who can really say for sure?

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