Farewell to 2006

December 31, 2006 0

2006 is finally over. Strange, as we grow older, time seems to pass by more quickly. I suppose it’s because we tend to be able to manage our time better, meaning, we have more things in our minds to keep us occupied and not feeling…

My Music Origin – NTU

December 29, 2006 0

Today I finally received the NTUlink, a quarterly newsletter for NTU alumni. The interview was done in August but because I missed the August issue, they could only publish the article in November. Then, the alumni office informed me that they are revamping the magazine,…

Blessing

December 27, 2006 0

Yesterday was my close friend’s wedding. We have known each other for over 16 years – more than half of my life. Rain had been merciful yesterday. It never rained a drop throughout the ceremony until the outdoor shoot, where it drizzled and threatened to…

The Promise

December 26, 2006 1

I gave myself a break from blogging yesterday, on Christmas Day. Anyway, my blogging experiment is coming close to an end. What do I mean? I mean I will stop blogging every day. Why? Coz I found that blogging is not like writing diary. With…

11,323 Days Old

December 24, 2006 0

I have lived for 11,323 days. It’s easy to keep count when you got a digital CASIO watch that provides the number for you automatically. What’s so special today? Well, I was born on this day, Christmas Eve. So every year I get 1 present,…

My wife asked me what I want for my birthday or Christmas, I told her no need, for I am already contented. Well, not totally, but you see, what I really want is usually very expensive. Even if I were to think of something inexpensive,…

Our Studio Is Born

December 21, 2006 1

5 months ago, I visited Philip’s office, Geckomedia, at Sing Avenue for the first time, to discuss about some on-location commercial shoot for his client’s brochure. When I saw his kitchen area, I told him that it’s a good size for studio photography. He took…

Yin Yang

December 21, 2006 0

To every negative action, there is an equal and positive reaction – Newton’s third law of motion, Orientalised. I received this off-line message today: Since these posts are left off-line, I have no chance to reply my thanks. Yesterday, Vivien my office colleague ordered my…

Rainspiration

December 19, 2006 0

Hmm, something is missing today … Anyway, if you dropped by my Photography website, you would notice that I am offering wedding photography for 2007 with ‘limited date slots’, after advise from an industry veteran. Within 3 days, I received one enquiry for Feb, but…

Amazing Rain

December 19, 2006 0

Rain still persisted the whole day. Just thinking aloud: with so much water descending upon our little island, we have deprived other parts of the world with rainwater. That I guess is the nature of Nature: to destroy in order to rebuild. When population gets…

Lame

December 19, 2006 0

This morning when I logged in to Meebo, I received this offline message:Everyone is entitled to their opinions, but such comments above are just lame. Try better next time, so that I can evaluate and improve myself, that is, if you want me to improve.…

MONsoonDAY

December 18, 2006 0

I was about to type “The rain finally stopped” for this post, but then it just started again 10 minutes ago. Amazing how much clouds we get this time of the year. By 6pm, the sky was covered with thick dark clouds so thick that…

Rainday

December 17, 2006 0

Today I visited my skincare centre for my regular facial treatment at Ngee Ann City. My wife had a redemption voucher for some FPL treatment but expires this month. Since it is not suitable for pregnant people, I decided to try it. FPL stands for…

Baby Luck

December 16, 2006 0

When they say that a pregnant woman invites luck, believe it. Since my wife got pregnant, our family has gotten some surprising rewards. Yesterday, my wife won her company division’s top prize – an iPod nano Silver 2GB worth $240. Small prize value, but it’s…

Majulah!

December 15, 2006 0

‘Majulah’ means ‘progress’ in Malay. ‘Majulah Singapura’ is our national anthem. Miraculously, I completed 4 more songs last night, thus bringing the total track count to 19. Another 11 more songs and the album is ready to go. Once PS3 (Piano Spa 3, not Playstation…

Project Halfway

December 14, 2006 1

I’ve completed 15 tracks for my next music album. Another 15 to go. Usually the second half is the most arduous, because you would have used up all your creativity and inspiration for the earlier songs. In case you are wondering how I could have…

Dances With Media

December 13, 2006 1

Last Saturday, I watched ‘Mad City’ (1997). It’s about a guy (John Travolta) who held hostage at a museum (where he worked as a security guard) because the lady supervisor sacked him. Dustin Hoffman acted as a downhill news reporter who happened to be in…

“I want to become the angel whom you love in the fairytale” A touchingly beautiful song that I’d like to present in this blog, arguably Guang Liang’s best song, sweeping the Mandarin pop awards in 2005. I hate the karaoke-MTV though, coz the producers used…

Christmas will be here in another 2 weeks. No longer is Christmas special for me. I was brought up to enjoy Christmas as a time to receive gifts, send greeting cards, decorate Christmas tree. I even participated in caroling for my school choir. Christmas was…

Sunday Everyday

December 10, 2006 0

People enjoy Sunday because they get to enjoy a day of sun. Why can’t people enjoy ‘sunday’ everyday? That’s because the moment we wake up, we have to prepare to work, in an artificial environment of constant lighting and recycled air-conditioning. Day or night, it…