Sunday, September 28, 2008

hit the beat now

761.25
761.25-

slow slow slow slow
slow down.
(view from marina mandarin. thanks, Daniel Singapoo Tan.)

Thursday, September 25, 2008

you drink champagne and it tastes just like cherry-cola
c-o-l-a-cola

the umbrella stand and the funky camera
uh, see the umbrella stand and prof raj's funkyass camera.
(we had our class photoshoot today. which brings me to this question, when did the roundabout disappear??)

TGIAF. after a restful nightcall*, it was demoralising exploring the dark abyss of ignorance/poorly organised information during our first OSCEs practice session but then at the end of the mother-long day, the madness is unleased, early, on a thursday night.

*but OH there was a roomful of screams, smells and strong kicks: a 19 year old, unbooked pregnancy (apparantly she "didnt know [she] was pregnant") for normal vaginal delivery which progressed quickly (amidst a lot of bloodcurdling screams despite alotalot huffhuffhuff a lot of gas) and a sombre looking babe was born. it was a handsome boy, but his mother didn't want to look at him. :(

KGG, ker-ging-ging!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

you and i in a little toy shop
buy a bag of balloons with the money we've got
set them free at the break of dawn
'til one by one, they were gone

heavily adorned

it is indeed quite silly to release many (but not enough) helium balloons at night. but this uncle must have lifted, with some effort, his face to the dark skies anyways.

and we wait for the rubble/rbber/rubber to fall.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

plan:

sg->phuket->pp->(lanta->)krabi->(trang->)kl

if the thai gah-ment gets its act together..

the sun is up
i'm so happy i could scream

friday's the first day i've felt alive this week. though anosmia is such a killjoy, and the belly is still lurches every once in a while. i complain a lot..

so on a friday, there is singalong -to gold 90.5- while waiting to hold women's legs and shout, push 1,2,3,4,5,holdit6,7,8,9,10! in the delivery suite and there is much laughter at the exchange student's bewilderment with the phrase, so how?- 'you use it when you are confused. you also use it when you want other people to continue speaking. so how?' and i get brought back to '01 on meeting scip folks.

and we watch Amélie, off the top of a refrigerator- quite comfortably after all. i really like the travelling gnome prank. this is peg leg sam who was featured in one of the clips in the movie.

and then on a drizzly saturday, it is muddy! gras (the frisbee games, in the soggiest of fields) and floorball with the young 'uns at interfaculty games; those fresh faces are constant reminders of my antiquity. as are my aching limbs.

中秋节快乐! at yemily's place again but this year 3 of us give up walking the lanterns after 5 metres and sneak back into the house while the rest trudge on. そして、アルビン君、お誕生日おめでとう。

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

38.1/chills/scrambled-up insides
retroorbital pain +
myalgia ++ (feeling as battered as my screwy! cellphone, sadness.)

this wretchedness persists despite a long sleep in w22,
where a new dad cried when his baby slid out coated in Vernix. (Aww..)

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since feeling is first
who pays any attention
to the syntax of things
will never wholly kiss you;

...

Saturday, September 06, 2008

time is a tree (this life one leaf)

lying smiling in the dark
shooting stars around your heart
dreams come bouncing in your head

the day started with dismal weather and the mad rush to finish a Write-up, but then friday started proper at lunchtime with short bursts of madness and good old company.

at the end of the day, we manage to get our floorball fix after all, past midnight. my circadian rhythm is off and before i know it, sarah is up squawking for her morning feed. it's a good thing if the body clock should stay slightly screwed up cos it's another call on monday night and i hope for some action which might translate to motivation, cos i am still not feeling the heat of this posting.

"'quandary'- 1579, 'state of perplexity,' of unknown origin, perhaps a quasi-Latinism based on L. quando 'when'."