Posts about 2005

Merry Christmas!

Ho Ho Ho. Merry Christmas to everyone out there!

It has been a few days since my block leave started on Wednesday and I’m glad to be home! Since enlisting into National Service, I have not really stepped out to the civilian world except to and from camp. Yesterday, I actually went downtown to do some shopping and I was surprised to see how much have changed since the last time I visited places like Bugis, Orchard and Raffles.

I guess Christmas would be a good time to spend with one’s family though I don’t really celebrate Christmas. But a good meal or even watching an excellent movie at home definitely makes the day!

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A pleasant surprise

I remembered celebrating my birthday with my family during kinder garden days and in primary one. At that time, birthday celebration was always a big event and there’s always plenty of food to eat. To think of, it has been 12 years since I last blew birthday cake candles. Over these years, my grandma would always prepare the traditional vermicelli soup with a hard-boiled egg.

Today, I was taken by surprise when my friends secretly organized a birthday bash for me. I returned to the apartment after working out at the clubhouse gym only to find a lighted birthday cake on the dining table.

21st birthday

Though I’m far away from home, I’m really touched by the sincerity of my internship friends (Alvin, Zihao, Jonathan, Erwin, Hean Hong, Sieh Yuan, Weeliat) for this memorable and pleasant moment. Thanks guys :)

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Gong Xi Fa Cai

Happy Chinese New Year! It has been ages since I last updated my weblog as I am really busy with work. If you notice, I have actually moved the contents of my entire site to host it on some other server. There are many entries I have written down in my notebook but I simply couldn’t find the energy and time to post it here. I guess I’ll be posting the back dated entries here at some point in the future.

For the record, this is my first time spending Chinese New Year without my family and alone in a foreign land with a bunch of friends. There isn’t any party or celebrations here and it is just another normal working day. I suppose that you will only see people celebrating in big cities like New York or California.

Anyway, I’ll keep things posted when I have the time. To everyone out there, have fun and stay safe!

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