Archive for the 'S'pore' Category

Sunday, October 16th, 2005

Sunday Lovely Sunday

It has been raining all day long here. Even at high noon, the sun refused to peek out of the clouds. I completely understand, Mr. Sun. We’ve all known what it’s like to want to hide the day away. Thankfully, it wasn’t one of those kinds of days for me.
After I had finished catching […]

Wednesday, October 12th, 2005

Turkey Lurkey

I missed the holiday that has the kids making turkeys out of construction paper cut-outs of their traced hands. You know, the same holiday that has kids learning how to spell this gem: CORNUCOPIA. Not Cornholio. CORNUCOPIA.
Can you tell that I was a total geek in elementary school and loved spelling tests? Oh and […]

Sunday, October 2nd, 2005

Thinking That…

1) Good headphones and my favourite Miriam Yeung songs soothe the soul.
2) I can’t wait to be in immersed in Cantonese again because it is part of my core and I do not know how to live without it despite being a bamboo star.
3) A little old school Lee Hom Wang that sits in […]

Sunday, October 2nd, 2005

It’s Not All Glitz and Glam

As much as I am amused by the idea that life as an overprivileged exchange student is full of stimulating discussions between great international minds and jetsetting around to exciting and exotic destinations, I have to admit that for the past few days I have been stressed. I haven’t been doing the right things to […]

Thursday, September 29th, 2005

Patience, Grasshoppers

The Baron requests an entry on my findings in Borneo. Since he has been an important source of information on all things South East Asian, it is my duty to file a public report on my Sabah adventures as soon as possible.
Unfortunately that is not yet possible. Okay, so it is possible, but it […]

Sunday, September 25th, 2005

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire

So I lied. I’m not cured. I’m still not kicking it into high gear and I miss my loved ones more than ever.
I don’t get myself. I even miss being alone in Montreal. I’ve been hankering for a giant mug of tea at the Indigo Café in Place Montréal Trust. I’d sit there trying […]

Tuesday, September 6th, 2005

Common People

Bloody hell, I feel like shite. I’m on the verge of sickness. For the Cantonese speakers, “jok beng” in my half-assed romanization. This sucks the big one since the next few weeks will just be a big blur of busyness and adventure.
Tomorrow, I have to work my little buns off on the mountains of […]

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005

Ding! Ding! Ding! You Win a Prize!

Singaporean English is commonly known as Singlish because it is practically a distinct dialect. I won’t get into the sociolinguistics of it all even though I rocked the course of that name in the McGill linguistics department back in my undergrad years because I’m not prepared to make an arse out of myself. I can’t […]

Thursday, August 18th, 2005

Not so nocturnal

I’ve been staying up way past my bedtime. And it isn’t doing anything for me as evidenced by the monster zits on my face that I mentioned last time. My neighbour, Xiao Ping, even said to me with a completely serious face: “You’ve got a big pimple.” Yes, indeedy. Thanks for the info.
It is […]

Sunday, August 14th, 2005

Party like it’s 1999!

It’s been too long, friends.
Never fear, the silence was of the good variety. It was of the golden variety. I’ll admit that there were a few tricky moments shortly after my last post, but everything got sorted out very quickly afterwards.
There’s much to miss about home, especially the people closest to my heart, […]