Wednesday, June 27, 2007

in the light.

And there's a loyalty that's deeper than mere sentiments
And a music higher than the songs that I can sing
Stuff of Earth competes for the allegiance
I owe only to the Giver of all good things

And there's more that dances on the prairies than the wind
And more that pulses in the ocean than the tide
There's a love that's fiercer than the love between friends
More gentle than a mother's when her baby's at her side

So if I stand let me stand on the promise that You will pull me through
And if I can't, let me fall on the grace that first brought me to You
So if I sing let me sing for the joy that has born in me these songs
And if I weep let it be as a man who is longing for his home

it seems that much more is expected of us already than what i, the bum, had hoped for. the first week is ending and there's so much to do. my presentation skills have to be honed. i have to be clearer about what's going on in the wards.

haven't been entirely lucid, still living in... a feeling. shall get back to real life soon.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

the evening of the second day...

... and i have to present a long gastro case on thursday. ouch. no slacking away of the first week, unfortunately!

i have had a soft spot for gorillas since watching gorillas in the mist, the movie about dian fossey and her work with the primates.

thank you dearest, i will love this gorilla muchly.

and here we (me, alvin, zj, joel, baos) are in the photo we are sending back to lac thien restaurant in hue, vietnam. delicious vietnamese rice paper rolls and pancakes!

with the owner, really nice guy.

p.s. bean's general rule for walking about on holiday : it doesn't really matter in which direction you're walking as long as the destination looks nice. :)


Sunday, June 24, 2007

the four humours.

choleric, melancholic, phlegmatic and sanguine.

feeling rather
melancholic or phlegmatic, perhaps i need to be more choleric.

our third year of medical school starts tomorrow. in the morning, it will be back to the daily grind... i'm going to SGH for medicine first, then CGH for surgery. hope the year will be nice to all of us, that there will be new and exciting experiences to learn from and cherish.

i have been lucky for a great many things in the past year, and i love you all very much.


Saturday, June 23, 2007


the citadel in hue.

jump for my love!

yay! after a 20 hour train ride from hue to ho chi minh city.

go² eat pub in ho chi minh city.

being crushed by a tank at the war remnants museum in hcmc.

nine days has passed rather quickly... it's been a great trip, it has. despite the unbearable heat. you guys have been the best company!


'tis good to be home, as always.


Thursday, June 14, 2007

good morning, vietnam!

so tomorrow it's byebye singapore for a while.

that's hot. haha.

i'll miss you dear TK! :)


Tuesday, June 12, 2007


before graduation and the life of a house officer is upon me, i want to go to 黄山. it looks like heaven! a heaven that looks like a chinese painting. :)

photo by cg low at


Monday, June 11, 2007

and then she asked me, "do i look alright?"

rose and joel at the HK cafe at upper thomson road. rather pricey, food dubious.

zhenjin and a sweet kiss for the cute little bird. vietnam planning at alvin's.

Saturday, June 09, 2007


gap's 2007 designer editions by thakoon. wanted the white dress in the middle so badly, but when i tried it on i had to admit i couldn't pull it off with my height and body type. boooo! i still like it though. hmmm.


Friday, June 08, 2007

in like with smile lines.

3stan and associates bbq at ian's. yay! :)

plus random photos of my friends... posing, feeding, hiding, being utterly cool and so on.

happy holidays, y'all! vietnam very soon.


deep down, i am not a nice person. i use people, then i stop to wonder why they use me. i hurt people, then i cry when they hurt me. i allow myself to drift away from the people i care for, then i worry that we will never be the same again.

i do deserve this.
two years on, and i'm still the same... i haven't learned, perhaps i cannot. yet, it's always tit for tat...

what is love, mary anne lamb.

Love is the passion which endureth,
Which neither time nor absence cureth;
Which nought of earthly change can sever:
Love is the light which shines for ever.

What cold and selfish breasts deem madness
Lives in its depths of joy and sadness;
In hearts, on lips, of flame it burneth —
One is its world, to one it turneth.

Its chain of gold — what hand can break it?
Its deathless hold — what force can shake it?
Mere passion aught of earth may sever,
But souls that love, love on for ever.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

in lieu of a proper post.

Scientists have shown that the moon is moving away at a tiny, although measurable distance from the earth every year.

If you do the math, you can calculate that 85 million years ago the moon was orbiting the earth at a distance about 35 feet from the earth's surface.

This would explain the death of the dinosaurs - the tallest ones, anyway.

remind me that i've always been slightly insane.

There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.
Fredrich Nietzsche

Sunday, June 03, 2007

you work up a smile and go for a ride.

i miss him so much...

i know it's only about two months more, but still.

art decor.

geraldine pilgrim's dreams of winter. (from bb-blog)

konstantin grcic installation, milan 2007. (from swissmiss)

boat or bath? at galerie kreo, paris 2007. (from designer's block UK)

i think, i would like my home to be look that. it would be somewhat like never growing up from a fairytale land. sleeping with a tree next to me might pose a problem... but still parfait! love the umbrellas too, they're so mary poppins!

links from she's a betty.