Crazy Neighbours

Oh great.  Now the demented former political honcho of our neighbours up north have jumped into the fray to say that eavesdropping on our neighbours is “the kind of thing we do“.  Yes, i’m sure.  And he thinks we ought to apologise for allowing an ousted politician onto our shores.  Hey, we can’t help it if he likes our Bak Kut Teh alright?  And did you hear the latest?  We’re being blamed for causing the floods in the country to our north.  Yeah, baby. The rain god must be Singaporean.

The Great Evangelist

Was reading Flask’s latest post when this funny incident came to mind…

During 1 very serious and solemn bible study 1 friday night… my cellgroup leader suddenly made this statement.

“… like the great evangelist Whitney Houston once said…”

That totally caught our attention.  Whitney Houston?  Evangelist?  Huh?

He then continued, “There can be miracles, when you believe…”

*Rolls eyes*

Men

Got this in the email today.  Heh.  Good, sound advice.  😛

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If a man wants you, nothing can keep him away.  If he doesn’t want you, nothing can make him stay.

Stop making excuses for a man and his behavior.  Allow your intuition (or spirit) to save you from heartache.

Stop trying to change yourself for a relationship that’s not meant to be.

Slower is better.  Never live your life for a man before you find what makes you truly happy.

If a relationship ends because the man was not treating you as you deserve then heck no, you can’t “be friends”.  A friend wouldn’t mistreat a friend.

Don’t settle.  If you feel like he is stringing you along, then he probably is.

Don’t stay because you think, “it will get better”.  You’ll be mad at yourself a year later for staying when things are not better.

The only person you can control in a relationship is you.

You cannot change a man’s behavior.  Change comes from within.

Always have your own set of friends separate from his.

Avoid men who’ve got a bunch of children by a bunch of different women.  He didn’t marry them when he got them pregnant, why would he treat you any differently?

Never let a man know everything.  He will use it against you later.

Maintain boundaries in how a guy treats you.  If something bothers you, speak up.

Don’t EVER make him feel he is more important than you are, even if he has more education or is in a better job. Do not make him into a quasi-god.  He is a man, nothing more nothing less.

Never let a man define who you are.

Never borrow someone else’s man.  If he cheated with you he’ll cheat on you.

A man will only treat you the way you ALLOW him to treat you.

You should not be the one doing all the bending… compromise is a two way street.

You need time to heal between relationships.  There is nothing cute about baggage.  Deal with your issues before pursuing a new relationship.

You should never look for someone to COMPLETE you.  A relationship consists of two WHOLE individuals.  Look for someone complimentary not supplementary.

All men are NOT dogs.

Dating is fun… even if he doesn’t turn out to be Mr. Right.

Keep him in your radar but get to know others.

Make him miss you sometimes. When a man always knows where you are, and you’re always readily available to him – he takes it
for granted.

Never co-sign for a man.

Don’t fully commit to a man who doesn’t give you everything that you need.

“They say it takes only a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them and a day to love them.  But it takes an entire lifetime to forget them.”
– Unknown

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I don’t think it takes an entire lifetime to forget someone special lah.. maybe just a decade.  Haha.

That I will be Good

I’m having a really bad day. Woke up a husky alto with a drippy nose. Feeling really lousy. Bleah. Can’t get my brain to start working…

Reading the news on Channel News Asia now. My goodness. What is wrong with some politicians? U let our army battalions “assault your hills” with live rounds and u’re worried about us eavesdropping your phone conversations? Then why send your doctors here for ER training? Aren’t u worried we’ll teach them the wrong stuff, resulting in a massacre in your A&E dept? Duh.

Then there’s the other country whose leaders say that even if they have money to retrieve the blackbox of an airplane that lies deep in the ocean, they do not have the technology, and may have to look to the US for help. Wait… i forgot to mention that 3 Americans died in that flight. Want people to pay for you just say so lah. Your country has like the most no. of billionaires in SEA, and your politicians’ pockets are soooo fat that they’re bursting the seams, and the country has no money to pick up some litter from the sea? Now come on… Hey! I have a brilliant solution. Why not sell sand at a higher price so you can raise funds to get that elusive blackbox out of the sea?

*Rolls eyes*

What’s wrong with some people man. Sigh. Ok… i’m trying hard not to be sulky for the rest of the day. Tired, falling sick, depressive. Bleah. Tons of work to do too… boss will not be around next week… though as usual, i’m not sure who’s more worried about his absence – he or me. Haha.

Sigh.. as Zounds just said… yeah, the partygirl will be grounded tonight. Will probably head home after Zound’s birthday dinner (aren’t u touched that i’m organising this & going for it despite the frailty of my body?). No cheonging for me tonight…

Runaway Train

Call you up in the middle of the night
Like a firefly without a light
You were there like a slow torch burning
I was a key that could use a little turning

So tired that I couldn’t even sleep
So many secrets I couldn’t keep
Promised myself I wouldn’t weep
One more promise I couldn’t keep

It seems no one can help me now
I’m in too deep
There’s no way out
This time I have really led myself astray

CHORUS
Runaway train never going back
Wrong way on a one way track
Seems like I should be getting somewhere
Somehow I’m neither here nor there

Can you help me remember how to smile
Make it somehow all seem worthwhile
How on earth did I get so jaded
Life’s mystery seems so faded

I can go where no one else can go
I know what no one else knows
Here I am just drownin’ in the rain
With a ticket for a runaway train

Everything is cut and dry
Day and night, earth and sky
Somehow I just don’t believe it

CHORUS
Bought a ticket for a runaway train
Like a madman laughin’ at the rain
Little out of touch, little insane
Just easier than dealing with the pain

Runaway train never comin’ back
Runaway train tearin’ up the track
Runaway train burnin’ in my veins
Runaway but it always seems the same

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Opportunity only comes once.  Cherish it.  Sigh.  I think i missed the train.

Exercise is Not Necessarily Good!

I knew i was doing the right thing in not doing all those strenuous exercises!

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Endurance sports may harm the heart: study

Mon Jan 22, 2007 11:04 AM ET

LONDON (Reuters) – Endurance sports may cause changes in the hearts of some athletes that can lead to a rare but life-threatening condition which causes an abnormal heart rate and rhythm, Belgium researchers said on Monday.

Ventricular arrhythmia (VA), a disturbance that occurs in the ventricles or lower chambers of the heart, is a condition that can cause sudden death in top athletes who have had no previous symptoms of the disorder.

After studying Dutch and Belgian endurance athletes with VA and other healthy sportspeople and volunteers, the researchers found that in the athletes with the problem the right ventricle (RV) of the heart was not functioning normally.

They believe VA, which could have many underlying causes, may be triggered by intense exercise or that endurance sports could promote the arrhythmia along with genetic or environmental factors.

“Our study does not provide definitive proof for either of these explanations, but our data contribute to the accumulating, indirect evidence that endurance exercise may have detrimental effects on the RV in some athletes,” said Professor Hein Heidbuchel of the University of Leuven in Belgium.

The scientists, who reported their findings in the European Heart Journal, used X-rays of the heart and measured the volume of blood flow in the right ventricle and the thickness of the walls in the chamber for the study.

The abnormality in the right ventricle they uncovered in the athletes was more subtle than in people whose VA is due to a genetic cause.

The researchers said other studies suggest that endurance exercise subjects the thin walls of the right ventricle to an increased workload that may lead to the structural changes in the chamber.

“Determining the underlying genetic profile of these athletes may provide further data and that work is under way,” said Heidbuchel.

“We also do not know whether substance abuse may have contributed to the observed changes, although all study subjects denied such use and there was no other evidence for it in any of them,” he added. – Reuters

Die Another Day

I’m MM-ing again. The super sleuth / ultimate paparazzi in me has always been able to dig up much information on anyone and anything… but sometimes, i have so much data that i can’t piece things together. Sigh. That makes me MM. It’s like writing computing codes and then hitting a bug when u try to compile your codes. Darn annoying. But i guess ultimately, like all mystery novels / detective thrillers… there will always be ONE crucial bit of information! That’s the missing piece that will solve the mystery! Sigh… i should resign to fate… but… no. I will die another day! Muahahahahaha.

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Speaking of dying another day… haha. My MSN status is set to ‘busy’, and my nick says “die another day”. A discussion with Genma on what do you get when you put them together yielded the following:

1) Busy dying another day
2) Too busy to die today
3) Why die today when you can die tomorrow? (Procrastinator’s version)

Hahaha. Sorry, anal i know…

Don’t Push It

I think i gave everyone a shock at lunch today ‘cos i totally lost my temper and scolded a friend over the phone.  I’m a little amused by it now… and feel a little bad whenever i think about the reason why the person called me… but nonetheless, i stick by my explosion!

Was having lunch with Bubbs & Bud today when RH called.  While i was still on the phone with him, the people sitting at the next table at the packed coffeeshop vacated their seats.  Immediately, i turned to Bubbs & Bud and said, “Let’s move to the other table!”

Bubbs said, “Lazy lah… don’t move lah.”

“But it’s very hot leh!  I’m half under the sun lah!”

At this point, i heard RH say over the phone, “Hot then take off your clothes lor!”

I hit boiling point.  Not missing a beat, i raised my voice and said, “Eh, u better fcking watch what you say.”  (Or something to that effect… i know i used the f-word though i can’t remember word for word what i said.  Heh.)

Bud & Bubbs stopped mid-sentence, mid-action, and stared at me in shock.  I think those who were seated around me got a shock too.

RH continued, “Wah… u mean u heard what i said uh?”

I snapped back, “Of ‘cos i heard what u said.  Don’t think just ‘cos i put up with your nonsense sometimes means i will always put up with it.  There’s a limit to my tolerance.”

I saw Bud & Bubbs still frozen in their positions.  It was quite funny.  Hahaha.

I then softened my tone a little (though still firm) and said, “U always crack jokes like this but i think u should be careful about what u say exactly ‘cos there’s always a limit to everything.”

A few seconds of silence went by.  RH then said, “Actually i called to tell u i got the desk calendar u wanted…”

That’s when i felt bad… and my tone softened back to normal, “Ok… thanks.  So when u free to meet up?”

RH said, “Er, i’ll pass it to u next time we meet ok?”

“OK.  No problem.  Thanks man.”

And we put down the phone.  Hehehehe… why do i have a funny feeling i’m so not going to get the calendar?  😛