Archive for February, 2009

stairs and a meme

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

You are grocery shopping for 6 items.1. Produce: celery 2. Bakery: mushroom quiche 3. Meat: lean beef4. Frozen: ice-cream 5. Dry goods: seaweed 6. Dairy: cheese You are on weekend getaway with only 3 articles of clothing allowed.1. shorts2. singlet/tank top3. bikini You are being eavesdropped on through the day for 5 key phrases or words you use.1. really? 2. you’re an idiot 3. ohmygod 4. to be honest 5. sorry? What 3 things must you do every day? 1. have my breakfast leisurely 2. surf my usual sites 3. exercise in one form or another You have a whole afternoon all to yourself. What 5 activities might you be doing? 1. reading 2. visiting the museum 3. painting 4. swimming 5. biking You’re on a quick visit to the Zoo and can only catch 3 exhibits.1. flamingos! 2. elephants 3. giraffe You scored tickets to 4 live TV show recordings of your choice.1. eddie izzard 2. will&grace 3. whose line is it anyway4. friendsYou can choose 3 scoops of ice-cream.1. chocolate2. lemon sorbet 3. mango You need to name 5 things in your lost wallet to reclaim it. 1. nric 2. uob lady’s card 3. ocbc plat card 4. stamps 5. my house key You are at a job fair choosing 4 dream jobs.1. artist 2. wrier3. explorer 4. food reviewer You’ve got a chance to tell your old high school self 4 bits of advice. 1. don’t let your education get into the way of your learning 2. there is not right or wrong way 3. don’t compare, it never pans out anyway 4. don’t be afraid to pursue art

sometimes i wonder

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

if i’ll miss stairs after everest. the immediate answer would naturally be NO ARE YOU FREAKIN’ CRAZY. but then i know that somewhere in the future, on a quiet weekday night, i’ll probably wish that i was sitting at the block 22 basketball court, drenched in my perspiration.

the spaces between the stars are nothing to worry about

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Those of Us Who Think We Know
Stephen Dunn

Those of us who think we know
the same secrets
are silent together most of the time,
for us there is eloquence
in desire, and for a while
when in love and exhausted
it’s enough to nod like shy horses
and come together in a quiet ceremony of tongues.

It’s in disappointment we look for words
to convince us
the spaces between the stars are nothing
to worry about,
it’s when those secrets burst
in that emptiness between our hearts
and the lumps in our throats.
And the words we find
are always insufficient, like love,
though they are often lovely
and all we have.

a shitake mushroom

Friday, February 13th, 2009


this year, love came in the form of a shitake fleece jacket. i foresee warm days ahead =)

remember, remember, remember

Thursday, February 5th, 2009


when every waking minute is filled with training, it’s important to take a step back and look at the big picture.


Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

it actually feels nice being a ribena =)