03 novembre 2007

Ashes of time

   First of all, I'm sorry I haven't posted anything lately, it isn't always easy to live up to this promise of regularly updating my friends and family on what's going on. Especially when I'm overwhelmed with events and when I settle down I'm either too tired to do anything but sleep, or have some class assignment to catch up on. So what's been up ? I've been climbing a lot, we went to a party on a beach last friday that reminded me of Jim Morrisson's American prayer and I talked in verse for a long time. As in : ... [Lire la suite]
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20 octobre 2007

This world of ours

              Okay here we go : last week end. How shall I start…. “I adore Singapore. I idolize it all out of proportion”… Or better, "I romanticize it all out of proportion.” Hmmm… mhya, let me start over, “I am overly romantic about this place as I am about everything else. I thrive on the hustle...bustle of the crowds and the traffic. To me, Singapore means…” Nah, no...corny, too corny for my taste. I mean, let me try and make it more profound. "I adore Singapore. ... [Lire la suite]
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11 septembre 2007


        Yesterday I went to the dojo to practise judo with the danes. I was once a brown belt and I wanted to find out how well or how bad I remembered my training after eight years. The practise was ok but lacked discipline and was too much fun for a martial art. After that we went to Clementi for dinner, it's on my way home and I felt like spending time with the judo guys. When we laid our bags down at the food court, I spotted a blind man in the middle of the street. He was fiddling with his walking stick,... [Lire la suite]
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05 septembre 2007


Do I have an original thought in my head ? Maybe if I were happier. Life is short; I need to make the most of it. Today is the first day of the rest of my life. I’m a walking cliché. There's something wrong. Oh well. I should work, I'm way overdue. If I stopped putting things off, I would be happier. All I do is sit on my skinny ass, if my ass wasn’t skinny, I would be happier. I wouldn’t have to wear these wide shirts all the time; like that’s fooling anyone. skinny ass. I should start climbing again, twice a week; really do it this... [Lire la suite]
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04 septembre 2007


What a laugh ! Someone going by the initials LT is making his appartment more comfortable. Quoting myself, it's amazing how you  can forget the worries of life as long as you can afford a few luxuries. Like super powerful megatronic thermo-nuclear feet.
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01 septembre 2007

What planet are you from ?

Peace! Loïc and I have planned to go to Vietnam during reading week, but we have visa issues, so we intend to apply directly at the embassy. This afternoon, one of the hottest so far, I spent an hour looking for the Vietnam embassy. I knew the address : 10 Leedon park, a quarter mile north of Holland village. Once at Holland village, I started asking people about Leedon Park, but nobody knew of it, or of the Vietnamese embassy. I then started asking taxis, but in vain. Nowhere could I find a map, and going to a cyber café for such a... [Lire la suite]
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29 août 2007

Pulp Friction

      Last Tuesday, a number of us received an invitation from the electronica music lab to attend a gig at a place called the velvet underground. Entry free with a password (“flash”) and free drinks until 23h. I arrived accompanying Caroline when the free flow was over, at about 23h30. By that time everybody was trashed. In particular…. Just so everyone knows: Loïc, Andrew, Devon. Mostly Loïc. Never have I seen someone as wasted as Loïc that fateful night. It was fun to pin him down after he’d gone too far ... [Lire la suite]
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26 août 2007

Angry White Pyjamas

I feel I should write something explaining why I’ve chosen to practise Aikido. The credit mostly goes to Bert for passing me “angry white pyjamas”, the book by Robert Twigger. The book tells the tale of his time in Japan, aimlessly drifting from one useless job to another. With incentive from his room-mates he one day decides to practise a martial to discipline himself and chooses Aikido. He rapidly becomes obsessed with budo mentality and technique, and decides the only way he can truly experience aikido is if he signs... [Lire la suite]
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24 août 2007


这是我的中文练习: 我要写一些事儿放着我的博客。但是不知道想写什么。想法都什么没有。好,为了没有别的办法我要告诉你们我最近干什么 。礼拜一没有课。我去ICA拿我的 student pass,可是我忘了我的票所以我要等很久,最后 (两个小时以后) 他们找到我的student pass。真麻烦。 别的日我只取大学学习。我也去aikido。。。太苦了。 我试图忘我的女朋友,但是太难,总是想着她啊。我真的很可怜,希望她一样想着我。 用电话跟他有联系又很奇怪的感觉,因此我决定我只要写信。 Blerk,我的中文很坏。停止打吧 !
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21 août 2007

Training day

       As usual I'm dead tired. Friday, dinner at Indochine, then a jazz bar, we said goodbye to Florence. I said goodbye. Got back at 3 am. Saturday. did I do anything? I pondered, I woke up at 7 am and and went to an event called "run nus". We were supposed to run around the campus. I went with Loïc, Morten was finishing the 10 km race when we arrived. Then rain poored down on us, so we didn't run. We just got our free t-shirts and won prizes. Loïc won a jacket for eating a piece of bread in 18 seconds.... [Lire la suite]
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