Wednesday, 30th March '05

I Think... I THINK... I Do Quizes When I'm Stressed. Or Bored. Or Both.

I couldn't resist:



Well, at least i got my favourite character. smile Or her mother. And hey, having Mike Delfino ain't half a bad idea either. Mysterious men are alright with me.



en ying Highway
Study Hall4
Lake Love15
Loony-Bin Lane38
Confusion Lane115
Bog of Eternal Marriage213
Please Drive Carefully
Username:

Where are you on the highway of life?

From Go-Quiz.com


That's itinery for ya! Sounds like quite a ride.


NOTE: z
No smoking around en ying. Thankyou for your co-operation.

Username:

From Go-Quiz.com

Or stand downwind like Ave does.




Your Icecream Flavour is...
French Vanilla!
You're a smooth and silky suave type! You exude class and you believe in tradition. A classical taste who doesn't like things to be too flashy or showy. Climb the Eiffel tower of taste with a spoonfull of you! Oui Oui!
What is your Icecream Flavour?

Find out at Go Quiz

*slurp* You got that right, fella.








Am I cool or uncool? [CLICK]
You are Cool!
You're pretty cool! People look at you and think.. 'wow.. that person is cool!' Congratulations. Use your position wisely and teach the dorks below you a thing or two. There's nothing like recruiting a cool person.
Cool quizzes at Go-Quiz.com


I'm so NOT cool and y'all know it.




How to make a en ying
Ingredients:

1 part competetiveness

5 parts courage

3 parts beauty
Method:
Layer ingredientes in a shot glass. Add a little wisdom if desired!


I'd make a pretty good cocktail, I'd say. Heard that, Babs?








Which internet subculture do I belong to? [CLICK]
You are a Conspiracy Theorist!
Holy cow! You actually did an online quiz? Little did you realise that the information you gave us is being sent to an unknown government agency for evil use against you! Don't try to leave, we are already watching.
More Quizzes at Go-Quiz.com


Wow. This go-quiz place is rather accurate. I'm such a sucker for this. Da Vinci Code totally had me hooked, and I even half believe the thing about the American's never having landed on the moon (the evidence was convincing, alright?).

*Yawn* Sleepy now. Night.

Music quote of the day: "And it's you when I look in the mirror; And it's you when I don't pick up the phone" -- U2.

en ying snapped a shot of life @ 12:27 am
[2 photographs developed.]


Monday, 28th March '05

Sorry I Don't Have The Time For Anything More Meaningful...

But this is just about the most accurate Quizfarm quiz there is - goodness knows you have to fill in about a million questions to get the answer, so I guess there's a trade-off of sorts (forgive me, freakin' NEGOTIATIONS are up tomorrow).

But in any case, yeah. They've got me all right:

You scored as Emo & More. Emo and Screamo.

Emo & More

88%

Indie Rock

88%

Indie

75%

Classic Rock.

71%

Ska

67%

Britpop

50%

Industrial

42%

Mainstream

38%

Punk and Pop Punk.

33%

Hip Hop and Rap

29%

Hardcore

21%

Country

21%

Music Recommendation
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Though I'm completely unfamiliar with Ska and Industrial and I would probably put Hip Hop / Rap even lower on the list (sorreh, not much into pimped out men with bling blings - and Eminem is too happy these days to bring out his true angry angsty genius in the same way he used to).


Now this one is strange:

You scored as white. you are white.

white

67%

black

50%

latino

42%

asian

17%

Are you a different race than you think you are?
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How did that happen? I'm very Asian, really!


Hahaa:

You scored as Belly Button Piercing. People who get this are usually really annoying. No I'm just kidding, I'm sure you're really nice. Well, no, you probably are kinda annoying. But in a good way. It's cute, really. Lots and lots of cute...

Belly Button Piercing

90%

Cartilage Piercing

90%

Earlobe Piercing

80%

Labret Piercing

80%

Lip Piercing

70%

Tongue Piercing

70%

Dirty Piercings

60%

Nipples

50%

Nose Piercing

30%

What Piercing Are You?
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Ok, ok, last one then I go read more on Restrictive Covenants and Restraint of Trade. Damn Richard Riche. This should be exciting:

You scored as Bomb. Your death will be by bombing. You will probably be an innocent bystander, not doing anything wrong and not a person who was targeted at, just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Bomb

73%

Eaten

67%

Natural Causes

60%

Suicide

60%

Disappear

60%

Posion

53%

Accident

47%

Stabbed

47%

Suffocated

40%

Gunshot

33%

Drowning

33%

Disease

20%

Cut Throat

13%

How Will You Die??
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Alright. Back to work I go.

en ying snapped a shot of life @ 11:33 pm
[2 photographs developed.]


Thursday, 24th March '05

When You Get Caught Between the Moon and New York City...

You scored as Christianity. Your views are most similar to those of Christianity. Do more research on Christianity and possibly consider being baptized and accepting Jesus, if you aren't already Christian.

Christianity is the second of the Abrahamic faiths; it follows Judaism and is followed by Islam. It differs in its belief of Jesus, as not a prophet nor historical figure, but as God in human form. The Holy Trinity is the concept that God takes three forms: the Father, the Son (Jesus), and the Holy Ghost (sometimes called Holy Spirit). Jesus taught the idea of instead of seeking revenge, one should love his or her neighbors and enemies. Christians believe that Jesus died on the cross to save humankind and forgive people's sins.

Christianity

75%

agnosticism

54%

Buddhism

50%

Judaism

46%

Paganism

42%

Satanism

42%

Islam

38%

atheism

21%

Hinduism

4%

Which religion is the right one for you? (new version)
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I think some of the question were rather biased though... I mean if you ask me if Jesus is a man and I disagree, then obviously I'm Christian and this quiz doesn't tell me what I SHOULD be... *duh*
Now why am I such good friends with Qiong?


You scored as Peter Pan. Your alter ego is Peter Pan. You are a child at heart. Anything you believe is possible, and you never want to grow up.

Peter Pan

100%

Ariel

75%

Donald Duck

69%

The Beast

69%

Goofy

56%

Sleeping Beauty

56%

Cinderella

56%

Cruella De Ville

56%

Pinocchio

56%

Snow White

31%

Which Disney Character is your Alter Ego?
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I can FLY! smilesmilesmile


You scored as Ashlee Simpson. You are most like Ashlee Simpson (looks are not identical you just have similar features)

Ashlee Simpson

50%

Lindsay Lohan

31%

Michael Jackson

25%

Pamela Anderson

0%

Paris Hilton

0%

What Celebrity Could Be Your Twin!? (Awesome!!)
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Oh good grief. Oh alright, I can lip sync.


You scored as Loner. You loner you. Continue on your trek for loneliness and hatred for the world! Not everyone has the knack for hanging out alone and pining for friends! Good show!

Loner

75%

Art Freak

50%

Nerd

44%

Cheerleader/Jock

25%

Loser

19%

Punk Ass Kid

6%

What's You're Sterotype?
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Ahh... heeeheehee


Ooh oh, and this next one should be fun... I watch so much O.C. I should be able to engineer this, butI won't. Let's just see how honesty goes:

You scored as Kirsten. You are a perfectionist. Be weary of being too rigid and limiting your openness to varied experiences. Neat freaks are just as irrational as slobs. A half messy person is, in fact, the ideal. Optimal evolution (according to the research) is dependent on a sufficient amount of random variation and being overly regimented inhibits variation.

Caleb

89%

Kirsten

89%

Oliver

78%

Sandy

72%

Luke

67%

Julie

61%

Ryan

56%

Summer

50%

Anna

50%

Marissa

45%

Jimmy

44%

Seth

28%

Hailey

28%

What OC character are you?
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Actually I'd say it's pretty accurate though I'd sooner have been a Ryan or an Anna. But could I really be an Oliver Trask? How cool is that. And there was a tie-breaker on Kirsten and Caleb by the way, just that I chose "I am very clean" over "I am skilled at deception". Haha.


But that was so First Season. Here's an updated one:

You scored as Marissa. You've had a rough life and you're a little rebelious.

Marissa

88%

Julie

88%

Kirsten

75%

Lindsay

63%

Jimmy

63%

Ryan

50%

Alex

50%

Seth

50%

Summer

50%

Sandy

25%

What Character From The OC Are You?
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WHAT. This is no fun at ALL.


You scored as Jonathan Davis. Keep bangin your head, you've kicked ass for over 10 years and you're still kickin ass

Jonathan Davis

83%

Vince Neil

75%

Axl Rose

75%

Robert Plant

50%

Bon Scott

50%

Perry Farrel

50%

Nick Hexum

50%

Steven Tyler

25%

Scott Weiland

17%

Roger Daltry

17%

Which rock frontman would you be?
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But I wanna be Axl Rose! *screech*

en ying snapped a shot of life @ 11:05 pm
[7 photographs developed.]


Tuesday, 22nd March '05

More Narcissism, Anyone?

So it only needed a small gentle poke from Jia to set me on the road to self-destruction. Here's the birthday wishlist, for those who give a crap. The rest of the entry is, of course, utterly useless to anyone who isn't in an "oh, alright let's indulge En Ying in her 21st birthday whinging about things she'd like to have but can't" mood.

Oh, enough talk already.

The Intangible
1. A teeny bit more daring on the expressway.
2. More sleep.
3. A miracle to salvage my public law essay.
4. A good negotiation.

The Close-to-Impossible a.k.a. I'll marry the one who gets me this
1. Plane tickets from Sydney to Cairns for Babs, Dre, Bert and I - around AUS$2000.
2. A drum set - goodness knows the price of this one.
3. Golden Retriever pup - has to be bought by a guy with a large backyard so that after we get married, Doggie can run around in it.

The Rather Challenging, But I Know You Can Do It! a.k.a. maybe a bunch of you should combine resources, coz these would make me really happy...
1. "Heavier Things" North Face fleece jacket - USD$180. (order online from johnmayer.com)
2. The Salt Lake City 2002 Olympic Games - Figure Skating Competition / Exhibition - USD$24.99 (order online here.
3. Men's black limited edition John Mayer Trunk shirt - USD$80. (order online from johnmayer.com)
4. Room for Squares Guitar Tab / Chord / Vocal Songbook - USD$20. (order online from johnmayer.com)
5. Lord of the Rings original motion picture soundtrack box set - around S$50-60.

The Pretty Easy
1. Vouchers to any of the following: Gramaphone, Borders, Kino, Creative Hands.
2. Any of the 2 Jack Johnson Songbooks (make sure they have guitar tabs), "On and On" or "Brushfire Fairytales" - around S$40 each, available from Yamaha at Plaza Singapura.
3. The cute Bodyshop eyeshadow palate - Babs knows this one. Must be the one with the funky colours - S$28.95
4. Some Rat Pack greatest hits collection CD, Sense Field's "Save Tonight" album or I'll take a rain check and you can get me the BSB's upcoming album in July.

Better staple it together and call it bad weather.



en ying snapped a shot of life @ 05:45 pm
[5 photographs developed.]


Sunday, 20th March '05

Alright, So I Couldn't Resist More

Your Superhero Persona
by couplandesque
Your Name
Superhero NameCaffeine Boy
Super PowerIrresistable Sexuality
EnemyJ-Lo
Mode Of TransportationMotorcycle
WeaponCeline Dion Albums
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They got the Celine Dion CDs right.


Your Inner Gangsta by crash_and_burn
What is yo name?
Yo gangsta name bePhat Crab Whacka
You ride around in a2003 Land Rover Defender
Yo gangSlim Shady's Pink Ladies
Yo shoes beRed and white Nike Dunk-Lows
Yo dubs be dis big, fool492
How much money you got?$3.86878914033126e+26
How gangsta are you, bitch?: 3%
Quiz created with MemeGen!


Dis be a whack quiz, yo.


Which Band Should You Be In?
by couplandesque
Your Name
Band NameThrice
RoleVocalist
TrademarkDifferent Coloured Eyes
Love InterestThe Vocalist
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I'm rather ashamed to say I've never heard of the band. But the narcissistic bit might be right - there are times I'd be hard put to find someone I like more than me, and I'm sure of of us are really that way too.


Your Suicide.. by Konstantine
Your Name/Username
Favorite Number?
Favorite Color?
Gender?
How will you commit suicide?You will slit your wrists
How many tries will it take?96
When will you commit suicide?May 2, 2027
What will your suicide note say?Life is Love. Love is painful. Yet suicide is swift and sweet
Quiz created with MemeGen!


I will absolutely not slit my wrist. It's been proven the least effective of all suicide attempts. I'd do it like how they did it on CSI last... cisapride and fentanyl, very effective.


Your Love Life by lpfloatsmyboat
Name/username/nickname:
favorite color:
best physical quaility:face
best personality trait:people person
will you marry your bf/gf that you have now?it depends
when will you get married?September 8, 2016
your kiss is:fiery
People date you because:you're cute
Quiz created with MemeGen!


So at least the date's settled.


What does your t-shirt say? by rejektedrockstar
Name
Age
Fav. Color
Gender
Ta-Da
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Hurhur.


Who were you in a past life?
by Kat007
Name:
Birthdate:
Favorite Color:
Country:
You were most probably:Edward J. Smith
If not then you were:A sheep farmer named Hans
Quiz created with MemeGen!


Um. Ok.


Your Love Situation
by Amberishjewel
Username?
Your Love Is...Soft
During Lovemaking You Act...Like a child, always playing
Your Partner Is...Your slave
Your Partner Has Said That You...Are a good listener
Your Love is Summed Up In A Quote."I love your lips"
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My slave. Uh-huh, cool...


Theme songs of your life
by eponine
your name?
love song:turn the page - aaliyah
depressing song:im ok - christina aguilera
party song:crazy love - boomkat
what-the-hell-ever song:drops of jupiter - train
your lifeunwell - matchbox 20
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Given my real choices I think it'd be (in this order):
"Just The Way You Are" - Billy Joel
"Away From the Sun" - 3 Doors Down
"Bad" - Michael Jackson
"Dancing In The Moonlight" - the Toploader version
"Why Georgia" - John Mayer


What is a good quote for you?
by grlinterupted
Name
Color
Say what??"The monkey flew down and stole my cracker."
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I think that's quite enough. Gotta crash.

en ying snapped a shot of life @ 11:26 pm
[2 photographs developed.]


And So It Goes

Well. I'm probably blogging out of duty more than anything else, because ever since about 2 weeks ago I've been feeling in such a state of "I-have-so-much-to-say-but-I-can't-say-it-in-a-way-that-makes-it-right".

Ah Kong's passing on horrible and beautiful, tragic and joyful all at once. It made me understand things in a way I never felt before. Suddenly I felt like life and death weren't so mystifying, the human spirit really wasn't all that hard to understand. Trivial pursuits or movies and "Desperate Housewives" weren't issues any longer. For the first time in my life I felt I had to handle something and I couldn't rely in anyone else for help with it, and I had to deal with images stuck in my brain that I didn't want to be there, but I didn't want to lose either. In fact for the rest of the week life was paradox itself. The family got so much closer, but the politics also got so much more heated (I think my poor cousin Mich still doesn't quite know). I spoke a lot more to the cousins I used to barely speak to. At a time where the stratifications of family hierachy were supposed to be the most obvious (wearing the different coloured patches and plotting out the demarcations between generations and genders for the obituary), they blurred, and I felt that somehow my generation had become the adults and our parents had become the ones who needed lookng after. And we were so glad to do anything we could, even when we didn't all agree on what it was that needed to be done. I felt I knew Ah Kong more after the wake than all the time he was around, and even at a time we were supposed to be mourning, the indomitable human spirit kept the jokes about needing to stock up on tissues / bets on the money collections coming.

So everything was pretty much surreal and spaced out for a while, and at least I'm glad to say things are coming together rather nicely, at the end of it all.

And on a lighter note, thanks to Qiong for yet another of her quizes... whatever in the world the result means.

Angel Style by greymentality
Name/Username
First Impression from OthersOthers see you as mundane, until "enlightenment"
Your CoreIsolated.You fear love.Though you are love itself.
Potential to Stray from the Light: 54%
Your WeaknessYou can only be visible (on Earth)in mirror images
Your StrengthYour song. It radiates the heavens.
Your WingsWhite. Piercingly white and pure
Your FocusThe battle waged
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I'm loving angels instead.

en ying snapped a shot of life @ 11:04 pm
[well, the pictures aren't going to take themselves!]


Friday, 4th March '05

Make Me Wanna Holler, Throw Up Both My Hands.

As the saying goes, "When you have too much Equity & Trusts work to do, you just screw it all and blog. Even if you ain't really got nothing much to say." Where's that saying from, you ask? From the heart. If you look right down deep inside, I swear you'll hear it too.

So as I scanned my life for the past few days in search of some blogworthy trivia, my standards having been lowered considerably from the old "My Smelly Shoes" days of yore, this one of the odd things I came up with:



Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
-- It's enough just to get by.

I've been newly inspired in a dancey way by the John Mayer / DJ Logic cover of Marvin Gaye's "Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)". I've never heard the original, but it sounds so Wenyuan, don't you think, Tzo? But really, I've heard this recording a number of times before, but last night - somewhere amidst the trauma of reading long E&T cases and last minute fixing of the client letter with Sabrina over MSN - I just sat and listened to the whole 7 minute song and saw images of dancers in Flash Dance-esque costumes fliting across the stage, with complicated blocking to match. I even saw actual steps. I haven't had that kind of epiphany since I first heard Eminem's "Kim" 4 years back.

But yet the Inner City Blues dance I saw in my mind's eye wasn't angsty (as the title suggests), but more of a celebration of getting through life - not fantastically, but decently. The song is delightfully raw and yet soulful (not something characteristic of Mayer, and his voice is another thing in this piece, but that's part of its charm). The DJ logic record-spinning is also surprising, but so delightfully cool. Another thing I loved about it, as a performance piece was that it was so unplugged sounding. You can hear the fans, the background feedback and the cheesy pre-song patter, but somehow I felt that if that were danced to, it could create a very different kind of ambience from what we're used to.

I don't know why I started feeling the way I did when I heard this piece. It's probably a combination of the shitty things that have been happening around me (not quite to me, but to people around me) lately, and the consequent feelings I have that I really am a lucky little bugger. Whatever trauma I've had's nothing, and yet sometimes the monotony of living gets a bit much. I'm rambling, I know, but perhaps one day I'll re-read this and realised that these rambles were pretty precious to my growth as a human being.

I even have a dance synopsis. The only things I'm missing now are the will to work beyond the inspiration and the daring to put something like this out for the world to criticise.

If everyone else ever puts out a piece like this, remember, you heard it here first. rolls eyes

en ying snapped a shot of life @ 01:55 pm
[1 photograph developed.]


Thursday, 3rd March '05

I REFUSE To Study Right Now.

Thanks, Qiong for blogging a quiz. Now I have something to do. smile
I think I'll further expand on the questions so that I can put off doing my Equity and Trusts tutorial a bit longer.

What is the geekiest part of your music collection?
Hmm. People say John Mayer is geek-cool, so yeah, this blog is a walking tribute to geek music. In case that doesn't quite fit, then I'd have to say my musicals collection. Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserable, and one Andrew Lloyd Webber compilation. If I had the money it would include Sunset Boulevard, Joseph and the Amazing Techicolour Dreamcoat, Tomfoolery and Wedding Banquet too. But honestly, I wouldn't buy anything I didn't think was cool anyway, so this is a question that doesn't really have a proper answer. You might want to know the most embarrasing part of my collection - that involves TCS made CDs like the yang guang xi lie collection. But even that had some really good stuff I used for plays in the past. The teenybopperest part of my collection? I have every Backstreet Boys album ever made, but no regrets there either.

What is your secret guaranteed weeping movie?
I've never cried at any movie. Only at the last episode of Season 1 of the O.C. Visuals just don't usually move me as much as audio.

If you could have plastic surgery, what would you have done?
I'd do that nasty business of breaking all the bones in my legs to gain a couple of inches. Though I wonder if that's classified as plastic surgery.

Do you have a completely irrational fear?
Yeah. I always think that if I'm not at home with them, my parents have a higher risk of getting into a car accident, touch wood.

What is the little physical habit that gives away your insecure moments?
Picking my cuticles. Watch out for it when I'm mooting.

Do you know anyone famous?
Hmm. Sun Yanzi if you count the few times I bumped into her at Gnet's. Chinhao of Singapore Idol. TC (since he's just appear on the News I'd give him that credit, and everytime I learnt so much). Jeffrey Tan of the SDT (since I've been a fan from Sec 4 I'll count him famous, and its still such an honour). Other minor starlets and TV people I've exchanged words with in the course of TFYE and DE, but no one I personally really know.

Who would play you in a movie?
Me. I gather I'll act me rather well.

What do you carry with you at all times?
Watch - feel naked without it. And my rather active conscience.

What do you miss most about being a kid?
The inline skating sessions at 5pm everyday at the void deck. 80's cartoons and sitcoms like Care Bears, Count Duckula, Eerie Indiana, Who's the Boss, Perfect Strangers... being an only child I grew up watching TV, and I'll attribute my command of English to that.

What colour is your bedroom?
At home, bluebell white with peach furniture. In PGP, jailcell white with brown and cream furniture.

What was the last song you were listening to?
One very obscure little ditty by John Mayer called "Victoria", from the Inside Wants Out indie album. I'm not obsessed lah. It just so happened to pop up on my mp3 shuffle option.

Have you ever been in a play?
Like, duh. Most memorable one was Roald Dahl's "Witches" with Wenz and Eda, amongst others. Most demanding and the one I learnt the most from was TC's "Secrets" with the TFYE. Most agonising but the one I'm proud of having been a part of was Chen Seong's "Scared" with Tzo and Angela et al for RJ Drama Feste. Other minor productions I don't really remember.

Have you ever been in love?
In retrospect now, I think so, yeah. Unfortunately I (very uncharacteristically) also told him to go f*ck himself. Haha. But really, it's all good now.

Do you like yourself and believe in yourself?
I lurve me. I rock. Go me. *chuckle*

Do transient, homeless, or starving people sometimes annoy you?
Homeless and starving people don't, why should they? In fact, a week ago I felt I took a maturity step forward when I saw this cleaning lady throw away this homeless guy's dinner. It was horrible. Dad gave him 10 bucks after that, and it was good to know we could help. Transient people, yes, they annoy me. Make up your mind already.

What is your ideal marriage location?
Um. I haven't a clue. I'm an unconventional girl, I know. My husband can pick the place, as long as I do the event planning.

Which musical instrument do you wish you could play?
Drums. No question.

Favorite fabric?
Cotton. It's the only thing that can keep you cool in Singapore.

What's the one language you want to learn?
I've attempted both my dream languages, French and Sign. Neither of which I'm particularly good at. I can get by on Sign Language lah, I think. Had a decent conversation with a Deaf dude once. Otherwise, I want to learn Spanish and Cantonese.

How do you eat an apple?
I chew and swallow. Peristalsis, enzymes and the GI track take care of the rest.

What do you order at a bar?
Lychee martini.

Have you ever pierced your body parts?
Ears. Unexciting, I know. But holey bits aren't really my style.

Do you have tattoos?
Not yet. I'm not quite into long-lasting permanence. And I always think it'll get rather gross when I'm old and wrinkly and saggy.

Do you drive a stick?
I can't figure this out. I've even tried thinking of all the obscene connotations I can, but still no go.

Would you ever go out dressed like the opposite sex?
Why not?

What's one car you will never buy?
Ferrari formula one. Simply because it ain't gonna go nowhere on our roads.

What kind of books do you like to read?
I've got a rather wide appetite for books. I'll read classics just because I think I should, and I like to feel accomplished in that way, even if I don't qutie enjoy the process. SF, pretty much only of the Ender's series, Phillip K. Dick, David Brin variety, because I like to struggle with the new concepts - PKD is particularly good for that. I love thrillers, suspense / mystery type things - Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle sorts although not in too large doses. I adore DIY books - that's how I got this blog up in the first place - anything that will teach me a new skill is good. Fantasy, though, is beyond me - Harry Potter and LOTR being exceptions.

If you won the lottery, what would you do?
How much did I win? Assuming close to an infinite amount, retire my parents, buy a new house, enroll in some Ivy League university.

Do you cry in front of your friends?
Thus far, only in front of Qiong, Tzo and Smub girls.

What's one thing you like to do alone?
Bathe. Back off, perv.

Are you a giver or a taker?
Giver. I'm actually rather restricted in both ways, but I would never take more than I deserve, while I might give a little more than I should.

When's the last time you cried?
25th February 2005. Out of frustration at the blasted Public Law assignment.

How many drinks before you're tipsy sleepy?
I don't get tipsy. Sleepy... the last time it seemed that one whiskey coke did it.

Alright. *sigh* I think I'll start work now.

en ying snapped a shot of life @ 05:35 pm
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Wednesday, 2nd March '05

Almost Makes Me Want To Play Again. Almost.

Haha, by now you know that every once in a while some song will move me particularly and make me blog it down. I like to think you can tell my state of mind by the kind of lyrics that get to me at various points in my life.

Right now I'm thinking about the noble role of the entertainer. A simply job, perhaps. But yet Billy Joel words it so brilliantly. No, Ben, Billy Joel. Not B.J. Armstrong. wink (That's the name, right? Heh.) And I dunno, sometimes its amazing the effect a little music can have on someone. Yes, you DYL peepz, no parking for you, keep it goin'.

Piano Man
-- Billy Joel

It's nine o'clock on a Saturday, the regular crowd shuffles in
There's an old man sitting next to me makin' love to his tonic and gin
He says, "Son can you play me a memory
I'm not really sure how it goes
But it's sad and it's sweet and I knew it complete when I wore a younger man's clothes"

Sing us a song, you're the piano man
Sing us a song tonight
Well, we're all in the mood for a melody
And you've got us feelin' alright

Now John at the bar is a friend of mine
He gets me my drinks for free
And he's quick with a joke or to light up your smoke but there's someplace that he'd rather be
He says, "Bill, I believe this is killing me," as the smile ran away from his face
"Well I'm sure that I could be a movie star, if I could get out of this place"

Sing us a song, you're the piano man
Sing us a song tonight
Well, we're all in the mood for a melody
And you've got us feelin' alright

Now Paul is a real estate novelist who never had time for a wife
And he's talking with Davy who's still in the navy - and probably will be for life
And the waitress is practicing politics as the businessmen slowly get stoned
Yes, they're sharing a drink they call loneliness
But it's better than drinking alone

Sing us a song, you're the piano man
Sing us a song tonight
Well, we're all in the mood for a melody
And you've got us feelin' alright

It's a pretty good crowd for a Saturday, and the manager gives me a smile
'Cause he knows that it's me they've been coming to see
To forget about life for awhile.

And the piano sounds like a carnival
And the microphone smells like a beer
And they sit at the bar and put bread in my jar
And say "Man, what are you doin' here?"

Sing us a song, you're the piano man
Sing us a song tonight.
Well, we're all in the mood for a melody
And you've got us feelin' alright.


In the meanwhile, eveyone go congratulate TC on his nomination for the Life! Theatre Awards. Sigh, should perhaps have gone to watch the Furthest North Deepest South thing... did any of you catch it? Ave, Siti, Bec, Aud?

en ying snapped a shot of life @ 08:40 pm
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Tuesday, 1st March '05

Got The Champagne, Pour Me A Cup.

Probably the most relevant line (and least obscene, hmm?) line out of "Headsprung". Geez, the title alone is quite bad enough, innit? But the guys did so well with this dance, I couldn't resist downloading it after that. razz

Evocation was a blast!

To the supporters:

Thanks to all those who couldn't be there but wished well anyways...
Bert
Jov
Luk
Kai
Mich
Tzo

Thanks to those who came and made me feel loved...
Babs - especially for organising the whole bunch
Ben - I will try very hard to forgive you for causing everyone to miss the first item because you simply don't understand Baboon language
Jia - Hamzah loves your shoes... haha, now you know you have good taste!
Hanting - why didn't you bring Her? *frown*
Ross - but I know he didn't really come to see me wink
Ave - finally you watch ONE of my shows, girl!
Ben - the other Ben... who did about as much publicity work as I could ever ask for
JY - such a pleasant surprise!
KC - tell me why Ave flashes me a huge grin every time she mentions you? And it's damn cool to have someone you're a fan of watch you dance... *chuckle*
Liang Ying - I want you to dance again, dammit! I've never danced with you! I demand you quit Orchestra. sleepy
Liang Si - you're the only buddy who comes to watch my shows! Thanks! Bring along those lousy boys one day...

Thanks to all those who forgot to come but remembered eventually...
Kiat
Siti

And most of all to the wonderful people who made it all happen, the people whose dedication and commitment to the craft amidst their busy schedules is an endless source of inspiration...
Mel - for everything... haha... smile for fighting with arts fac and the cfa for all our important bookings, especially. For listening to me whine and for always being there with Scrappy and its owner at the ready.
Roz - for the coordination of the whole bump-in week and all the liasing for our guest items...
York and Liang Wei -for all the little bits and bobs u did that added up to so much... especially to York for the gorgeous programme and Liang Wei for tanning half ur face on the follow-spot!
Val - for amazing pubs work... we had full house on both nights! That's gotta say something...
Sandy... for handling so much admin and money crap... you do it so well
Julius and Yanling... for yet more pubs work and endless ideas and the darling roses at the end...
Wardrobe / JSLs - for doing all the little little bits of things,
especially Virgenia who still lives with a mountain of smelly costumes in her room
Clement for being the most on-the-ball SM i've ever seen and for being ever patient with me and my production mix-ups
All alumni who once again move us with their dedication, focus and enthusiasm... especially Juli's dancers Sab, Wendy, Kim... who came back on such short notice and always gave us pointers, advice, encouragment and haircurling... and old-man Anthony for the tech advice...
All chorepgraphers - for ur vision and creativity in and out of rehearsals... Bryan, Ann, Huang Zheng, Hamzah, Julius (who is not Juli) and Juli (who is not Julius)...
To the guest performers TKGS and Lil' White Riding Hoods - for filling in the blanks that we couldn't.
All Item ICs... for absorbing the humongous handphone bills, for running around dealing with props, for coordinating rehearsals, for diseminating information so quickly
All Dance ICs... for taking time to coach all us doofuses who can't remember our steps.
Weiyi - for letting me bug u on countless small details
Zhining - for the flowers and listening to me whine
Mag - for offering to MC
Debbie - for running
All the FOH and Tech Crew
Winston - for the videography
Eunice Lim - for the "DE mobile"
Zaini - for starting this whole little affair called dance ensemble in the first place
To all the seniors and alumni who couldn't dance - for coming to watch and support and critique...
...and most MOST importantly... all the dancers who've thrown yourselves heart and soul into this show... all the folks with food poisoning (Mel and Flea and Shirley and I know there are more)... all the casualties (Eunice and Meizheng and York and Adeline and more) for soldiering on right thru to the end despit the pain

Post production dinner was amazingly fun too... Breko is simply fantastic... (J&J, I say you have good taste). Sitting around and taking up more or less the entire second floor was quite a thrill (cheap, but who cares?), chomping on potatoes and carbonara and (for poor yours truly), one miniscule smoked salmon sandwich, listening to stories about Liang Wei's unfortunate pants accident and Scrappy etc etc. Was the most fun I've had in a month or so... perhaps a prelude to having a life again? Hurhur. Not likely.

Cast party anyone?

en ying snapped a shot of life @ 12:39 pm
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