Saturday, 29 July 2006

I'm glad I have a hardworking mentor, cos that means that I won't be that slack.. I'm either working super fast to finish something or slacking around doing nothing.

I've suddenly lost the ability to blog. Always stare at this box and don't know what to write.

Sunday, 23 July 2006

The problem with work is that it's compulsory. I feel that I have to stay there from morning to evening even though I have nothing much to do, i don't like this feeling. School is compulsory, but it's only for a few hours at a time, I have much more free time to choose to do work or not. Guess I'll have to get used to work. And stop screwing up the little things that I need to do.

SIngapore is small. Every time I go out, I see someone I didn't plan to meet.

Check out my photos down the page.

Monday, 10 July 2006

Europe Trip

1. Watching Les Miserable and Phantom of the Opera musicals. Very well-spent 35pound.
2. Flamenco show in Seville
3. Alhambra in Granada
4. Losing my best friend to the wind in Sierra Nevada and nearly losing ourselves too
5. Gaudi's architecture in Barcelona
6. Lots of daidi and floating bridging, with a bunch of crazy people
7. Being freakos everywhere we go and attracting stares

1. Watching the woman close the gate right in front of us and the guy tells us that we are late for our train when the train is right there and we were at the most 1 second late.
2. Buying the train tickets for the wrong day (sorry, that's my fault, didn't check my dates properly)
3. Walking lots of extra distance because of lousy navigation (mostly my fault too, esp that day in Granada after Alhambra, I gave up navigating after a while and let christine and bao do it)
4. Lying blatantly to hotel staff about the no. of people staying in our rooms.
5. Getting a whole uncut orange as the dessert when I asked for fruits.

Many times in the trip, I thought that all our motives in the trip are different and everyone is compromising to everyone else, but I guess that's life. We needed everyone in different ways and everyone must give way to other's wants..

Scroll down for pictures. Uploading them bit by bit, very very slowly.. so check here often

Friday, 7 July 2006

Back in Singapore

Singapore.. after 10 months. I thought I would feel completely at home, but there's still a slight tinge of unfamiliarity, of strangeness. The weirdest thing is probably that everybody speaks Singlish, ok that's not supposed to be surprising, but I feel strange when working people, like sales people and immigration officers at the airport speak perfect Singaporean English. I'm somehow surprised that they don't even attempt to speak less singaporean-accented English. I guess it's just me who has changed and started noticing these things.

2 days after I've arrived. I can get used to this life. Slack, sleep.. There's much more entertainment here than I have in SD any day.

Europe pictures and travelog will be up soon. Right now there's something buggy about this comp and I don't like to do much things with it. I'll post pics and stuff after I've fixed this thing.
I'm back people. Date me. Show me Singapore. =)

Tuesday, 4 July 2006

Barcelona Day 2

First time I see someone busking with a harp.

Big Picasso drawing on a building

3 people protesting outside the city hall

Buskers. Very nice music

Roman walls

Gaudi's architecture. This Gaudi is strange, he doesn't like straight lines cos he says nature is not straight. So everything he builds is wavy. Feel sad for his engineers. This is one of his masterpieces.

Monday, 3 July 2006

Barcelona Day 1

Chocolate Museum

Saturday, 1 July 2006

Granada Day 2

Stole breakfast from the breakfast buffet, just wrapped everything in a jacket and walked out innocently. Then took the bus to Sierra Nevada. We were going to the national park to do some hiking. Lonely Planet tells us to be prepared for strong winds and low temperatures.

Here's the bleak, stony mountain. It's supposed to harbour many species of wild plants and animals. Hmm.. wonder where are they. The reason why we're sitting on the ground is because it's too windy to stand up. We feel that we'll be blown off the mountain if we stood up.

My cap was blown away.. It's that windy.

Our jumping pose again

Throwing stones off the mountain

Hiding from the wind in a cave. Still super windy, and someone suggested playing cards. Crazy.

The "Ayuda" face. We were supposed to spend ~4h on the mountain, hiking to the summit and back down, but we couldn't take it and tried to catch the bus that goes down after just 1h. This was the face that we gave to the guide on the bus, to beg him to let us on the bus, cos we didn't have a reservation for this bus. Anyway, think we look too sad-case, he let us on. =) I'm pretty sure everyone else was laughing at us.

Lunch. Paella. Super salty again. Paellas are salty.