The Road is Long

ben All my friends & regular readers of this blog would know that Iceman & i are very close friends.  We’ve been friends for 11 years.  Close friends… we’ve gone for tons of movies, walked home from school together, made regular dashes for the last train, go for supper, drinks, etc.

For years and years, i’ve always insisted that we would never get together.  I often said we’re so close it’ll be like incest.  But that was a lie.  I didn’t dare admit i had any feelings before because i didn’t want to lose my close close buddy (should things turn sour).  And the longer we were friends, the more there was at risk.

That safe route came to an end recently… and boy am i eating my words.  Trust me… i’ve endured MANY a "I told u so!" from old friends who know the both of us (actually… almost all our friends know the 2 of us… that’s how much we are together!).  And i think Iceman’s been getting his share of "Finally!" & "What took u so long?".

What makes me really happy too is that my mom approves of him.  (Quite a different stance from what she took when we were in JC!).  Took me quite a bit of courage to tell my mom about us… i mean, u should see how my mom mauled my previous boyfriends…

Me: Anyway, just want to tell u that i’m going out with Iceman.

Mom: Again?

Me: What do u mean again?  I’ve never gone out with him before what!

Mom: Ya… but u’ve known him for so many years.

Me: Er… yah… well *mumble mumble*

Mom: Finally! *Nods head once*

IMG_0029 (At this point, i took my plate of grapes & scooted off.)

I was very tickled that my mom said "finally".  Heh.  But it doesn’t matter.  I’m very happy. 🙂

Spoke to Iceman tonight about God.  He’s not a believer… but i’ve been praying… for 11 years i’ve been, and i will continue to do so.

If there’s 1 word i’ll use to describe Iceman & me in the past 11 years, that’s "inseparable".  I hope it stays that way.

Face Value

It’s funny how people often do not believe u when u tell them the simple truth.  Like last night…

Hockey Friend: Are Iceman & u dating?

Me: (Jabs Iceman’s shoulder & repeats the question) Eh, your friend asked if we’re dating.

Me: (To Hockey Friend) I’ll think about it.

Iceman: U’ll think about it?  Yessssss!!!!!

Hockey Friend: (Semi-rolls eyes).  I’m off.  Bye!

Prayer for the Injured

For those who don’t know yet, a bomb went off in Makati city (Manila) yesterday, at a shopping centre (Glorieta 2) in the financial district.  The death toll stands at 9, and over a hundred people were injured.

I feel kinda sad for the Filipinos.  Maybe it’s ‘cos i’ve been to Makati… stayed just opposite Glorieta 3, and i love the entire area and the very friendly people there.  Perhaps it’s ‘cos the owner of the shopping mall is a client of my company… whatever the case, i think what the bomber did was despicable.  Bloody coward!

Anyway, if you have a few minutes to spare, do pray for the victims of the blast ok?  It’s a long shot… but i pray that the perpetrators will be captured too.

Sunday Surfing

Was surfing Youtube this afternoon when i came across this really funny video that Sammi played at her 1999 concert.  I love the ending.  It was hilarious watching it at the concert.  The video was played in several parts at the concert… during Sammi’s costume changes.  Contains a lot of the HK celebrities that i like – Sammi (of course), Andy Hui, Louis Koo, and Jessica Hsuen.

Here’re the clips for your viewing pleasure.

P.S. I tried to download them using Firefox’s videodownloader extension but i keep getting an error message.  In fact, i’ve not been able to download anything from youtube the psat 2 months or so.  Anyone knows the solution?

Sammi’s Show Mi Concert!

The concert was excellent.  There was also a very touching part when Sammi shared about how her dad had a stroke while on holiday and how her family has a habit of writing letters to each other, etc.  Sounds a little disparate when repeated like that but… it was good.

Here’s a video clip of the guest star segment featuring Stefanie Sun.


Wanted to post another clip with a medley of fast songs but youtube can’t seem to process it after uploading.  Not sure why.  🙁

"Hello Patience, how have you been?"

Patience wasn’t too happy that i didn’t take her to Bali with me.  Explained to her it was ‘cos my laptop took up all the space in my haversack and i didn’t want to squeeze her in.  (Being flattened wouldn’t be good for her).

Patience said i could’ve packed her into my check-in luggage but i would never do that!  I’m always worried that my luggage would get lost somewhere in transit so things that are not replaceable, things that are important to me, always go into my carry-on bag.

And that’s what happened to Upsize on his way to the Bali conference.  His luggage got lost in transit… from Manila to Singapore to Bali.  Although it was eventually found, the trauma of losing your things (laptop, hp charger, etc) is terrible!

So the moral of the story is?  Sometimes it’s better to have a little distance between something that’s precious to you, than to lose it.

Life is a journey.  Don’t lose anything in transit.

i’m alive! really!

haven’t been blogging ‘cos i’ve been really really busy.  was trying to clear as much work as i could last week before i went for my company’s regional product conference.  stayed till abt 3am last Fri?  that was the latest i’ve ever stayed in office!  went back for another 2-3 hours on Sat too. 

the conference in bali was good.  excellent in fact.  enjoyed myself and it was really good to meet all the people in the region – folks i’ve spoken to regularly over the phone.

am in another conference today (thurs) and tomorrow… will post the few pix i have from the bali trip soon.  perhaps over the weekend? 

my dad’s in china so there’s the extra responsibility of washing the rabbits’ potty, even when i get home late (like 1:11am tonight). 

so do check back soon for more blah blah blahs from me.  heh.