ZETA plus C1

August 5, 2008 at 4:25 pm (pictures, ramblings) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Well, it’s August in a blink of an eye. School’s starting next week much to my chagrin, but on the bright side EPL is making its comeback on the weekends and my birthday is this Friday!

I guess this year is kinda special and all, since it’s 08/08/08 and the start of the Olympics so I was wondering whether I should just try my hand at the special S$8 million TOTO draw on the very day.

Who knows, maybe I will have more luck on my birthday than usual ^^;

Wishful thinking aside, I finally completed my Zeta Plus C1 Gundam model that I bought 3 years ago. Hurray!! XD

Box art

Box art

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losing eleven

July 3, 2008 at 1:57 am (ramblings, sports) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

It’s probably the last weekend before I pack up my bags for Krabi and Bangkok for a nice holiday. The past few days have been real hectic though. Had my Econs exam last Friday and even though it was MCQ only, I don’t think I fared really well. Ah well, can’t do much but wait for the results to be released on 4th July. At least it’s one thing off my chest ^^;

Moving on to not so happy stuff – I got knocked out of the 2nd round of the Winning Eleven tournament I was taking part in yesterday. It was kind of an anti-climax since I was feeling pretty confident in the 2 weeks leading up to the competition but something just gave way I guess.

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coming of age

April 23, 2008 at 10:17 pm (ramblings) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

One of the perks of bumming around would be the chance to get some exercise in the evenings.

Ok, so I’m kidding. But then again, coming back all tired from work does put the pain back in a pain-in-the-ass when deciding whether to go for a evening jog or not. Having come back from one such jog today, I stumbled upon a simple realization – I’m growing old.

No, not old as in old and frail-looking, but old as in older. Yeah I know I sound like an idiot for stating the obvious, but these things suddenly hit you when the pain that was never in your knee starts bugging you all of a sudden.

Well, not all of my body’s wear and tear can be attributed to aging of course, with many young males in Singapore feeling the effects of the 2 years of National Service way after their ORDs. But one thing led to another, and I’m left thinking about growing up and more specifically, about turning 21 years of age.

Having been to a couple of birthday parties of my ex-classmates since the start of the year, I’ve come to view these elaborate coming-of-age events with a bit of cynicism – and an emptier wallet to boot. Yeah sure, 21 is a symbolic age to be, now that you are a young adult and all, so I guess getting a more extravagant present should be pretty much expected. But thats not what I’m griping about. I’m thinking, and probably a few other like-minded 20-year-old souls turning 21 are too, what for?

Ok, you get to vote in elections and watch R21 movies from now on, and that’s it? To me, this year’s birthday is just another birthday which is just a tad more special than the rest due to its numerical significance in society. Sure, I don’t mind getting bigger and better presents as well as my friends to celebrate with me when the time comes, but I think that’s more than enough.

From what I’ve heard, some of the my friends invite people from all their social circles even though they might not intersect at all, leading to some awkward standing-around-with-nothing-to-do moments. Yeah, you might get the feeling that it’s one heck of a party attendance, but what’s the point of having close to 50 people crowding around when they just show up, deposit their presents, wait for the cake-cutting and leave after that.

I admit that inner cynic’s view is quite tangential indeed since it stems mostly from my own experiences, but what I really want is a small group of close friends celebrating the day with me in a nice and quiet sort of way, that’s all. Maybe it’s just my personality or personal preference, but somehow I think I’m not the only one who feels this way.

On another note, Via’s birthday is coming up in June and she plans to host something at my house. Not that I mind but seriously, thinking of a good present is a chore. Should I get her a watch? A bag? Or a DS lite? I seriously don’t know and the possibilities are endless. Anyway, I still have 2 more months to cook something up that hopefully doesn’t disappoint her ^^;

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whats in a name

April 8, 2008 at 2:45 pm (lol, pictures) (, , , , , , , , , )

One of my mates during NS loved all things Batman so we actually bought him a belt buckle with the iconic bat logo for his birthday which I might add, we sadly celebrated in camp -_-”

Nevertheless, I wonder what he would do to have a name like this fellow below :

I suppose his parents are comic book fans? Nah just kidding. It’s a pretty cool name IMO ^^;

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