这几天

我学会了很多东西,包括:

人,无论如何,都是孤独的。 朋友再多,你的喜怒哀乐都是自己的,都要自己承受,他们最多只能和你分享,不能感同身受。那晚和利衔、铭杰和英杰 (哈哈!)聊天聊到凌晨两点半,感触良多,回家写了好几页日记。 好久没有这样子和好朋友促膝谈心了。

遇到一个和你说同样语言的人,真的是人生一大乐事。和我“话不投机半句多”的人太~多~了,所以遇到和我谈得来的人,我都特别开心。

看到自己帮助过的人,因为我的帮助而进步, 比自己得到任何成就快乐许多。听到Shazhilla 拿到奖学金,我开心得有点想哭。

世界上什么样的人都有,活着就是要学会怎么和这些人共存。 不爽也要学,柔软度很重要。能屈能伸,真的是大丈夫所为。

Eileen came to my place just now to collect tees! Jieyi bought 2 from me yesterday! Finally passed Khine Wa her tee!  I’m glad they all find the tees comfortable and nice.

Saw Ee for the first time in more than a year?!! Hor, yuan yuan?  You look radiant!

It’s so nice meeting up with friends and seeing them glowing with happiness.

Sang K with Chang Fang yesterday and we went crazy. We invented a new genre of songs- fist pumpers!! And the songs that best fit this genre include 爱上一个不回家的人, 太想爱你,曾经心疼, 风中的承诺 and 忘记你我做不到。:P So fun! Sang a mighty lot of Cheer Chen songs too. Hoo!

It drained me of all my energy so I went to class today with a 脸青唇白 look.

圣诞卡片

本来对圣诞这个极度商业化的节日一点好感也没有,不过是给商家机会赚钱的节日罢了嘛。圣诞歌又无所不在,烦都烦死了。

今年有点改观了,大概是因为在这个时候会收到朋友的卡片吧,能看到我久违的似曾相识的字迹,是窝心的。看到信封上的字,就会兴奋地猜是谁写的。 每年一张卡,有时候都忘了朋友的字迹了。

年关将至,朋友寄来的卡通常都会写一大堆缅怀过去的东西,好像在总结这一年,为我们的友谊写一个漂亮的逗号。圣诞都与每一年的尾声挨得近,这个时候气氛来了,感慨也来了,我们便有了寄卡片的理由。虽然这个圣诞我拒绝向商家们投降,没买半张圣诞卡,我已买好贺年片了,哈哈。

网络世界的花样再多, 我收到再多个hatching gifts, 都不比看到朋友为我亲手写的字来得温馨。 我真的很珍惜,把多年来累积的信啊卡片啊秘密啊,全收进一个箱子里,房子着火了先救它。

A shop in The Cathay sells the vintage tees that I sell at SGD 39!!!

That’s thrice my price. I fantasize about marching into that shop and thrusting a flyer into every customer’s hand. It shall read: “Buy these tees from me at SGD 13 each!!!”

Etc

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Gives me a cheap thrill to see what terms people use to find my blog. What’s a malay cheapskate guitar?!!

Never truly appreciated the merits of WordPress until I found out that Livejournal and Blogspot don’t show you Blog Stats. I will forgive you for not letting me customize widgets and blog layout now, WordPress! You let me stalk my readers!

Had presents exchange in class today. Was desperate to find a good, useful unisexual present yesterday. Mighty glad I saw the organizer at Popular, it was the last one!

I got the prehistoric bookmark Joyce bought. It’s a clayish tablet that says “I’d give up chocolate but I’m no quitter”. I’m not a big fan of chocs, but this chunk of a bookmark will make it easier for me to find where I left off. I always need to thumb through books 1000 times before I finally find those reed-thin bookmarks which seem to do all they can to hide from me.

I think Jay Chou’s  扯 is mighty nice although I can’t understand a word.

Went Daiso with Pandora. I LOVE DAISO! It has so many useless but nice things! I’m proud to announce I walked out with only one item: a toothbrush! If you don’t mind teeny weeny organizers, buy your 2008 one there! They come in so many cute designs and are only $2 each!

I’m sorry for being random.

Trust me.

Look what i got in my email: 

Dear Friend

Please  make a hotel reservation for me and tell me the nearest airport to you and await for my arrival.This is a transaction of $11m (eleven million USD) from a genuine source and duly certified.It is my inheritance with full legal right.

I trust that with you I will be able to invest on the right business to maximize profit and grow my money.I am not resident in your country,pls be my partner,receive me well and 20%  of the total fund  is for you.Trust me.

Regards

Harith Ahmad
479 Valley Road,
Valley Park # 12-04
Singapore.

Salad Days to harithahmad250

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trust me, i will report you to the police.

Boycott man-eating MNCs, everyone!

I never realised this until I had to pick a local company for my Advertising and PR project.

It’s quite ironic that as a Singaporean, I can’t think of a local company (that hasn’t already gone regional/global) without squeezing my bwains dry.

Do I blame globalisation? Am I truly Singaporean? How can I not know?  How can I not support local brands?

Our lives are inundated with global man-eating MNCs and that’s making us lose a big part of our identity. Like it or not, they are encroaching on our space and diminishing the importance of local brands in our minds.

It’s mind-numbing and slightly humiliating to see taglines like America’s Very Best plastered all over Singaporean shopping malls.  We’re too busy hobnobbing with Mac’s and KFC to even cast sideway glances at that sad little local start-up dying for our attention.

I will make a conscious effort to support local brands from now on! Ay, these local brands should have some form of identification so I know I’m buying local/indie. Like a “Uniquely Singaporean”/ “Lovingly Local”/ “Incredibly Indie”  sticker or something. :X

Boycott Man-eating MNCs, everyone! Support local, support indie!

Most importantly, support ME!