Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Realm of Politics

American Politics from 1800s to finally the 21st century soon, is not as bad as it seems. Of course the change of presidents after every 2 terms can really get you confused. Well, Singapore only has had 2 elected presidents thus far? What seemed dry and boring was pepped to life with videos, impersonations and interesting trivia.

Somehow, I'm already feeling the tiny bit of sadness that lessons with Dr. "Muscle-man", erm, ok I meant Dr. Musselman will come to an end soon. Seriously, professors like that will RARELY rock you to sleep with lullabies. Trust me, unless you didn't sleep the night before. Oh well, as the cliche phrase goes - all good things must come to an end.

Nonetheless, this module will wrap up nicely all (TWO) my politics modules, with a greater sense of knowledge of what happened around U-S and the world.
Wednesday is a public holiday! Heh heh heh. Tuition galore but still have time to catch up with a fellow toast-master over dinner. I NEED A NICE DINNER.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

The Brain

One thing I like about full ownership of my brains, is that I can keep my deepest dreams, thoughts & fantasies (of course) to myself and not worry about people knowing them. Luckily I don't speak when I sleep. Ho ho.

Sometimes the wildest thoughts are improper, and not appropriate for others to know. Ah well, since it's improper, why still harbour those thoughts right? Oh, thoughts are always fun to have and it's good to dream. (: And since no one gets hurt in the process, what's wrong? But what about thoughts resulting in action? Aiya, certain thoughts should only remain as such. Moreover, what's the term 'self-control' coined for?

Ok, I don't know what you are thinking of, but yeah, certain thoughts are meant to be censored from the public view, and the next best place to rant and whine here and there is this place. So... if you manage to finish reading contradicting sentences up till here, congratulations. You can actually follow my train of thought. (:
It's Sundee, and it's back to school again tomorrow. Boo. But one less meeting to attend for the P-A Humorous Speech Contest is more time for me. Tuition is on full-swing since it's the exam period now. ARGH. Once the exams are over? NO MORE INCOME... ):
I Don't Want to Live on the Moon

A song sang by Ernie on Sesame Street

Well, I'd like to visit the moon
On a rocket ship high in the air
Yes, I'd like to visit the moon
But I don't think I'd like to live there
Though I'd like to look down at the earth from above
I would miss all the places and people I love
So although I might like it for one afternoon
I don't want to live on the moon

I'd like to travel under the sea
I could meet all the fish everywhere
Yes, I'd travel under the sea
But I don't think I'd like to live there
I might stay for a day there if I had my wish
But there's not much to do when your friends are all fish
And an oyster and clam aren't real family
So I don't want to live in the sea

I'd like to visit the jungle, hear the lions roar
Go back in time and meet a dinosaur
There's so many strange places I'd like to be
But none of them permanently

So if I should visit the moon
Well, I'll dance on a moonbeam and then
I will make a wish on a star
And I'll wish I was home once again
Though I'd like to look down at the earth from above
I would miss all the places and people I love
So although I may go I'll be coming home soon
'Cause I don't want to live on the moon
No, I don't want to live on the moon

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Alas, Some Stoning Time

Finally the P-A Humorous Speech Contest is OVER.

My job as an emcee is done.

Together with my fellow emcee, great stuff.

Except for interruptions that were unwelcome and unnecessary by people who like to micro-manage.

Nonetheless, it's time to rest.

Too bad we didn't get the chance to take a picture with the MP or take a picture together.

But more chances to come.

Back to WWII and the Cold War full-swing.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Natural Way to Shed Some Fats

"Solidarity forever, Solidarity forever,

Solidarity forever, For the union makes us strong."

The song is still ringing in my head.

This week has been rather eventful with the Westward Movement, Industrialization and WWI.

But know what? It's also the week of shedding fats.

I always realize that when lectures,

Daily assignments and readings,

Tuition and toast-masters all come together at the same time,

There is little time to watch teevee and stone.

That means, the time for snacking reduces.

With the daily rush in the morning till the sleepy zombie at night,

The appetite really goes. It's more like eating for survival.

Apparently, my taste buds don't function as well too.

But judging from the time now, I should be catching some winks.

Till the end of WWI tomorrow...


Tuesday, September 23, 2008

I See Some Light.

Right, after day one's lecture of Politics, Economics, America and the Future, I finally see some light. Suddenly I get enlightened and it is not so frustrating anymore.

And hey, how often do you get a funny politics professor who has been teaching for decades? Haha, but really, politics this time is gonna be enjoyable.

We are gonna sing in class tomorrow!

Back to readings...

Monday, September 22, 2008

Those Feelings of Long Ago

Over these two days, I've experienced the type of feelings I've not for a long time since the innocent days of secondary school. It gets your adrenaline pumping, heart pounding and stomach queasy-ing. And that strong urge to do something. Heh heh heh.

The feelings are fun to have, but frustrating and irritating to suppress. Not that it's sky-high difficult to suppress it but it does take self-control and the clear state of the mind.

From past experiences, these feelings will fade gradually. But it's always great to work with fun people like them. A toast to a wonderful working relationship. (:
American Politics

I read a handout with minimal comprehension of what went on in the past that is linked to the present.

I did modern history from WWI onwards, so anything prior to that?

I know nuts about it.

French Revolution?

Civil Wars?


American liberal arts degree = must study American politics. ):

I'm frustrated now can?

Ask me about Singapore politics history lah.

I sure know, or at least know a little bit.
Back to Laps.

Went back to the pool again today with RP.

We were supposed to meet at 10 but I overslept and she was late,

In the end we met at 11 instead. Haha.

Conquered 7.5 laps today!

Felt my muscles were worked out today.

Last Check: 61.5 laps ( = 6150m)

Current Check: 69 laps ( = 6900m)

Let's see if I can set up a swim clock on my side bar...

Sunday, September 21, 2008

TV Scripting

One more module conquered.

Television Scripting over for good.

Politics (again) up next. Oh, I'm not repeating a module,

Just that it's another politics module.

But all's fine, should be better than the previous politics one.

At least the textbook is coloured!

Damn excited, like 60+ more days to go?
F-U-C-K-E-D U-P & S-C-R-E-W-E-D U-P

What an eventful Saturday?!

After the never-ending exam paper,

I had to R-U-S-H home just to get some bloody coloured cards.

One LOOOOOONG bus ride, another feeder bus ride home,

Getting knocked by a oncoming bicycle and getting bruised from my home gate.

Didn't even have time to remove my shoes that I had to walk into the house with my shoes on.

Rushed out again, took another feeder bus, then a MRT ride.

Only to rush myself, and get myself pissed for getting named as "c-h-a-i-r" without knowing.

If you got P-O-O-R organizational skills,

Don't just push things to me by simply changing the names and tasking people with things last minute.

I don't have the obligation to help you.

And even if you needed help, you could C-A-L-L to ask or at least INFORM me.


Last time I'm gonna help you.

I think I've done my job in A-R-E-A S-1.

I pushed away appointments to attend meetings that you cancelled.

I nicely booked a venue FREE-OF-CHARGE for you.

What more do you want?

I am young, but not naive enough to be bossed around by you.


I was never taught such last minute things since my leadership training in secondary school.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Photos to Beef up Words.

It has been just words, words and words lately on my blog.

So for some visual entertainment...

My attempt at learning phonetics from Kumar after Toastmasters one evening.

Sorry Kumar, haven't been opening up my mouth to articulate them.

But if we all stress the correct syllables, we'd be speaking like the British. Serious!

And my next new favourite snack - mini milo chocolate bars.

They are really REALLY nice.

I got addicted to them so I decided to buy an entire box. Haha.

The owner was asking how long I'd take to finish.

My reply: Exam coming soon, can finish quite fast.

I'm already ate 5 out of the 24?

But they are cheap alright, 20 cents for one. (:

Monday, September 15, 2008

The Chase

Have you ever thought about what you are chasing after?

Materialistic wants? Fame? Titles? Relationships? Love?

Well you know what?

I thoroughly enjoy the materials goods I have and titles I get.

That's because it was something that I've gotten through sheer grit hard work,

And am still working towards more.

Relationships and love seem to be tagging at the end since the short term goal ain't them.

Right now? It's the paper chase. The paper chase for a certificate I long to have,

Or maybe conditioned by society over time to want it.

Nonetheless, I know that the paper chase will not be in vain,

I've seen and experienced the viciousness of this society.

No paper, no talk.

Looks like the paper chase ain't a blind one, or at least not in Singapore,

Since education and qualifications are highly-valued here.

Together with a superb graduation in no time?

Damn, I'm freaking excited.
Pre-exam Month/Candles

It's pre-exams for my tuition kids...

Which means more work and money for me.

But less time for me as well.

For the U-S trip, I will persevere.

Life's as usual, staying home to save money,

Only going out when I needa tutor.

But yesterday RP and I went to the 'raised land' behind the town council to play with candles.

It's called a raised land since it's too low to be called a hill.

We arranged candles in a straight line and competed who could blow the most number.

We both had it at 14/25.

Not too bad when you have to breathe in smoky air.

All the fun for $2 = the cost of 6 boxes of candles. (:

Friendship? Priceless.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

One Thing I'm Really Good At.

It just struck me.

If I was any good at one thing,

I'm good at pretending that things never happened... (:

In fact, I don't have to pretend, since I actually feel indifferent.

Talk about forward and moving on.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Back to the Pool

Yesterday night wanted to ask RP to swim today,

But she scalded her hand and it hasn't recovered yet.

And so I have a new invisible swim partner today with me.

We decided to meet at 10am,

But at 10am, it RAINED. -.-

Nonetheless, we met for breakfast,

Sat around and the rain stopped.

Went home to grab my swimming gear and off I went to the pool.

Halfway through, it was drizzling all the way,

But I conquered 7 laps ( =700 m) (:

Last check: 54.5 laps (on 29 July, how long ago!!)

Current check: 61.5 laps ( = 6150m)

Back and back to the pool to train myself up again,

After bouts of illnesses...

Tuesday, September 09, 2008


Finally I'm feeling relaxed enough to type a proper entry.

But what the heck, assignment not started one tiny bit. -_-

Nonetheless, it is the beginning of a more relaxed time till end of the year I hope.

Ah pal, I can be off the title of a "damn busy woman" for now. (:

Got time to poke ds, operate on people and go 咚咚咚 on taiko drums. :D

Of all on writing for broadcast, I probably enjoyed writing sitcoms the best,

Sitcom writer as a future career is a possibility.

But the pressure of working under tight deadlines and squeezing brain juice to the last drop?

It poses another considerable consideration.

But right now?

Full steam ahead on tutoring, school and preparing for my US trip.

Till my next post, 咚咚咚 !

Friday, September 05, 2008

Breathe Down My Neck.

And finally the modem is working once again. (:

But how come this year seems like work is never-ending?

School and tuition - no questions asked.

Toastmasters + PA Humorous Speech Contest - stop breathing down my neck.

One more tiny winy push and I shall give it all up and switch off.

Social life? Talk about it when I have enough time for sleep and rest.

What happens when everything comes together and gives you immense pressure?

I see the doctor thrice in two months. Hell ya.

I'm once again on the recovery track with many pending things to settle.

But for now, I shall not torture myself.

I will sleep and rest more, at the expense of NOT getting things done.

No more doctor-seeing.

Monday, September 01, 2008


Useless tutorials, anal tutors I accept.

Cocky and anal and think that he's all almighty?

Oh fuck off. Go back to where you work and show your prowess there.

Don't come here and threaten us with your FRIENDS.

Stop comparing us to other students in OTHER institutions.

You don't grade my paper, I don't get my degree from you, so just fuck off.