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Hey Ruch

I hate goodbyes and this month-end is a bad time for me…

As if 1 farewell isn’t enough (yesterday was her last day), in less than 12 hours, someone even closer to me will be leaving!!! And with a much higher probability that I might never see her again! 🙁

Dearest Ruch,

Sometimes I just wonder…How did we become this close? It must have happened somewhere between the very first time we met (you gave me polvorons!) and the countless times you sleptover (one particular incident, when you only had the clothes on your back! Haha!)…but it didn’t matter what, when and how it happened, I’m just glad it did…

Fortunate to have been blessed by your warmth, your love and your friendship, my dear sister…

(strangers tend to say we look alike – do we?)

Man do I hate goodbyes…and yet, they’re part and parcel of life. Simply inevitable! Anyhow, I hope you liked the video (that I asked my bro to help me make) for you…now here’s something I did myself (ie. I edited the lyrics -_-).

Please sing it along the tunes of The Beatles’ “Hey Jude” (If you don’t know the song, download it first! LOL.) :

Enjoy? 😀

Hey Ruch, when you feel sad
Sing this mad song and you’ll feel better
Remember that you are in our hearts
Then you will start to feel much better
Hey Ruch, don’t be afraid
You were made to go out and be loved
The minute you remember all of us here
Then you’ll begin to see it clearer
And anytime you feel the pain, hey Ruch, refrain
Don’t carry the world upon your shoulders
For well you know that it’s a fool who plays it cool
By making her world a little colder
Na na na, na na, na na na na
Hey Ruch, don’t let Him down
You have found Him, now go and share Him
Remember to let Him into your heart
Then you can start to make it better
So let it out and let it in, hey Ruch, begin
You’re waiting for someone to perform with
And don’t you know that it’s just you? Hey Ruch, you’ll do
The movement you need is on your shoulder
Na na na, na na, na na na na, yeah
Hey Ruch, don’t be so sad
Sing this mad song and feel much better
Remember to let Love under your skin
Then you begin to make it better
Better, better, better, better, better, oh!
Na na na, na-na na na
Na-na na na, hey Ruch
Na na na, na-na na na
Na-na na na, hey Ruch
Na na na, na-na na na
Na-na na na, hey Ruch
Na na na, na-na na na
Na-na na na, hey Ruch
Na na na, na-na na na
Na-na na na, hey Ruch
Na na na, na-na na na
Na-na na na, hey Ruch


Please do take good care of yourself, keep in touch & God bless you always…


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It's complicated

I’m sure you’re all farmiliar with that huh?
Status in friendster? It’s complicated.
So how are you guys doing? It’s complicated.
Is everything okay? It’s complicated.
Can you say anything else aside from “it’s complicated”?It’s complicated.
Really…sometimes I feel that phrase is just over-used, over-rated and is simply an excuse for any further discussion!
And what is the most complicated of “It’s complicated”s?
I’ve had this thought in my head for a while now and then when I read drumstick’s post I thought now would be the time to post about this.

Everyone’s fave subject.
What equates to the perfect relationship?
10% luck?
20% skill?
15% concentrated power of will?
5% pleasure?
50% pain?
I wish I had a 100% formula to answer that question…
Since it’s USUALLY a guy-meets-girl-and-guy-gets-girl scenario, let’s just make this one of those rare scenarios where girl-meets-boy shall we? 🙂
Girl and Guy and many other mutual friends attend this party together…and somehow, out of the many people in that group of friends, Girl and Guy were suddenly seen by others as being “together” as in “a couple”, when of course, they were not. But from that “weird” moment on, they decided, “let’s play along” and therefore successfully conned everyone at the party that they were indeed “together”…and in that process, Girl actually started to have feelings for Guy
Later, Girl asked Guy: “They already think we’re together…I don’t like lying. Why don’t we be couples – for real?”
And from then on, Girl and Guy kept in touched practically every day…
…practically every day…but it has always been Girl who seemed to make the first move. Girl was the first to sms. Girl was the first to call. Girl was the first to admit her feelings. And Girl felt that being 1st constantly was really really worrying…and Girl starts to question whether Guy is in the relationship or not…
Cibol had this in his YM status once: “It’s a game. Manipulation of emotions.”
And he elaborated that in his post:
“It’s a game of power, manipulation of emotions to control someone’s mind. And yes its a serious game. It’s a game where one who displays their emotions first, gives up total control to the next and goes around like a dog on a collar.”

Is that really how the “game” is to be played?
So it was wrong that Girl displayed her emotions 1st?
That’s the difference between Girls and Guys
I’ve never been in a relationship before, but based on my observations of those who have been/are in one, girls wear their hearts on their sleeves. When we’re happy, you know it. When we’re sad, you know it. When we’re hurt, you know it. But Guys…I believe the term is “ego”…when they’re happy, they might show it. When they’re sad/hurt, they seldom show it…well, except maybe the way they show it is different? Or maybe that all’s because of this “game”plan of theirs…?
Girls/Guys, is it wrong to let Guy/Girl know how much he/she means to you? Is it wrong for Guy/Girl to let you know how much you mean to him/her?
I dunno. It’s complicated. Why don’t you tell me?

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9 days before Christmas…

Yes, I am THAT excited for Christmas that I’m counting days…
Plus, in 6 more days, I will be going home for Christmas! HURRAY!!! 😀
In the meantime, I think I’ll survive the days before then…Pre-Christmas is preettyy “happening” here in Kuching…hehe…
Yesterday night we went to the Travillion grounds because we spotted this there:

A Christmas Tree!!! (Honestly, I have never seen a Christmas Tree of this size in Kuching(for the public) before…)
Anyways, so we headed for the tree and it was “snowing” then…Awesome…
If you don’t know why there is a big lighted Christmas Tree in the center of Kuching (can consider center lah, it IS in Padungan)…it’s because of this:

Yup, it’s one of Celcom‘s X-Pax big events…“Count the Xs and WIN” contest…
Sure…like I’m gonna bother and count the X on the Christmas TreeGood Luck! 🙂
So while I’m not bothered by the contest, I am simply delighted of the whole Christmas “aura” with the big tree and “snow” and Christmas songs in the background (there was a stage set for some groups performing and singing carols and then some…)
Santa also made an appearance…

Santa had his groove on, shaking his booty while playing the saxaphone…LOL.
There was also this:

Yes…you make a wish and throw coins into the Well (that’s how it usually goes…)

What’s that? Well, that’s the Well
*Disspointed it’s not a real Well* hehe…but its for a good cause still…
So make a wish and donate people… 🙂
And since yesterday was only the official opening of the Christmas Project @ Travillion (i.e only the 1st day)…I believe I’ll be making an appearance there again….hehe…
Here’s the Tentative Programme:-

You may try and zoom in to read the details (sorry the pictures aren’t clear, I need a camphone with better pixel-power) *hint* Christmas gift *hint* 🙂
So if you’re planning to go there, be there at 7.30pm or 9.30pmWhy? Cos that’s when it’ll “snow”…hehehe…
Merry Christmas in advance people!!!
Have you been naughty or nice? 😀

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Of bowling, luck, food and friendships…

I know it has been lightyears since my last post…
*Thousands apologies* readers…I have no excuse…So let me just proceed to tell you what I’ve been up to this month. 🙂
After my previous lucky streak bowling, I went again the week after.
This time I went with collegues. There were 5 of us colleagues, an ex-colleague, a collegue’s mom and nephew…we took up 2 lanes and played 2 games straight! And the outcome?
This was my score for the 2nd game (which was even worse than the 1st game…)

Yea,I was the champ alright…Drain Champ aka Juara Longkang. Yeesh!
We did joke about buying 4Ds after that. The predictions – 7777, 0707, 0770…(based on my lousy scores)…
And guess what number won 2 days later? 0707. Not kidding. My collegue showed me the winning number in the papers. 0707 won consolation prize.
Too bad we didn’t actually buy the number like we “said” we would. Heh.
I also went out with Lola and her cousin for lunch one Saturday…we went to Mr Ho’s Fine Foods (NON-HALAL k..) in Crowne Plaza Towers…No reviews. I don’t do reviews. The pictures should speak for themselves.
I forgot what drinks Lola and her cousin had but mine (center) was Milk Tea.

Crispy Pork with Apple Sauce…FYI, Crispy Pork is one of Mr Ho’s specialty.

Tiger Prawn Pasta…another specialty.
Hungry dy? Hehehe…
Well, if you noticed, there were 3 of us and 3 drinks but only 2 dish…That was ‘cos I was distracted by the size of the plate my Pasta Alfredo with Ham was served in…I kept trying to figure out just the right angle to take a pic of it with my camphone, so Lola and her cousin overtook me to take pics of their dish above. Eventually when they were done, I completely forgot I haven’t taken a pic of mine and we began eating dy. Hahaha…next time ler. But I guarantee you…Not only did it LOOK good, the taste was HEAVENLY (if you’re into cheese and pasta you won’t be dissapointed with this CHEESY dish!) and FILLING too! I was still quite full come dinner time.
I guess that’s MY review – the price may be on the high-end, but once in a while, treat yourself to good food. It was totally worth every penny.
I also had this mini reunion of sorts when out-of-the-blue an old friend working in Johor came to Kuching for her PTD assessment thingy. Immediately upon her arrival at the airport we kidnapped her and we went out for dinner and tonnes of catching up. And then another old friend came up from Bintulu and we too hung out. Most importantly, yesterday was a big day for a special friend of mine….
It was her wedding day.
I was supposed to be working yesterday but I requested from my big boss a replacement leave so that I could attend the service at church that morning…(Yes, I am the kind of person that can drop almost whatever I’m doing to be there for my friends. Strength or weakness, who knows?)
I am a very EMO (emotional) person when it comes to weddings…I was sniffing during the vows and “I Do’s” and later that night when I said goodbye to her after her wedding reception…Happy tears of course, but somehow, it’s just so overwhelming to watch a really close friend walk down the aisle, say “I Do” and watch as they start their new life as someone’s spouse…

Here was my small wedding gift to them…
A gift, a card…

A poem I made specially for my friend…

And “ang-pow” (not in the pictures) and a song (which I sang for them during the reception. Hehe..)
Three cheers to Chie & Ann!!!…May God shower His Blessings upon you and your life together…Semoga Bahagia ke Anak Cucu! Love you Chie…God Bless. 🙂

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…when too little is too much

How much are you willing to do to get someone?
If you outright tell them you like them, is that too much?
If you subtly give them hints, is that too little?
When is too little too much?
And when is too much too little?
Once upon a time, there was Alice and Bob. No one knew for sure how they became an item, but they were. They were the perfect couple. At least that’s how people saw them.
Suddenly, they break up.
After all those times, the “perfect partnership” was gone.
The world stood still.
What went wrong?
Mapplethorpe flower
Alice and Bob went their separate ways.
Years later, Alice and Bob met.
Alice was engaged to Chris.
Bob was still single.
Imagine how that meeting went…
Denise was at the meeting too.
Denise had liked Bob since who-knows-how-long – even before Bob broke up with Alice…
Now Denise is thinking:
Since Alice is engaged to Chris, surely Alice and Bob are over for good right? Should I make my move?
But a small voice inside Denise says:
Bob doesn’t even know you exist. Forget about Bob.
And another voice says:
What if Bob is still in love with Alice? What if Alice is still in love with Bob?
And the author asks:
What went wrong with Alice and Bob?
Did they give too little?
Did they give too much?
Should Chris be worried?
And what the hell should Denise do?
Just something to provoke your thoughts and feelings over the coming weekend…
Cheers! 🙂