Wednesday, August 31, 2005
**I Went for an Audition!**
Decided to go for the choir audition. Yes, you have to go through the auditioning process to be part of the choir here. Well, I think this process is good. At least now you won't have tone-deaf singers in the choir (apologies to those who "feel the chilli"). Sorry about saying that.
They tested my voice range and tone. Luckily for me, all the laughing I had outside of the audition room helped warm up my vocal chords. And surprisingly, my highest note was A flat/G sharp, which I was never able to reach in my rather short singing experience. I could also sing lower than I normally can.
After my audition, they told me they were looking for a tenor to sing in an exclusive small singing group of 12 (Chamber Choir, I think). They told me to try out for it. I will.
Now all I have to do is wait for the acceptance/reject email coming on Friday. Hope I get in!!!send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
?dael had a question at 1:54 PM
Tuesday, August 30, 2005
I have made some ang moh
friends here, that sometimes I feel like I'm forsaking my Malaysian friends when I decide to hang with them.
I'm afraid that one day, if I fall back to my Malaysian friends, they won't be there to catch me.
How do I expand my social circle without unintentionally breaking off the one I have already formed?
Is there something as "friend management"? If there is, please teach it me. I really want to know how.send comments to email@example.com
?dael had a question at 8:36 PM
Monday, August 29, 2005
I have a new nickname, thanks to Robert from Penang. It's "D.C." ('dee-see', if you don't know how to pronounce it). Wanna know how I got it?
I was sitting with Shannon, a girl from Washington State, and we were talking. And subconciously, I spoke with a mild American accent. Before I continue, it seems some people here think I'm caucasian because of my now brown hair and pinkish skin tone. So anyway, one pastor sitting beside us asked Shannon where she was from, and she told him she was from Washington. Then later he asked me if I was from Washington too. I laughed my *ss off.
Robert overheard it and from then on, he started calling me D.C.
I'm okay with that :)send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
?dael had a question at 1:00 PM
Friday, August 26, 2005
Woke up at 6am Thai time (7am M'sian time) just to jog.
No, seriously. I went jogging.
Went with Joy. Had to drag her outta bed, but not in the literal sense.
Jogging is fun. Except now my legs are starting to hurt.
But I love the pain nonetheless. Call me masochistic.
I enjoy bruises (blue-black), aching pains like the ones you get when you suffer from fever, muscle fatigue, and other "non-sharp, cutting-like" pains. I hate the pain you get from cuts and gashes.
Don't know why really. It just feels good. Especially bruises, which I can never get, no matter how much I mutilate myself. Yes, I practice self-mutilation in moderation. In fact, even less than moderate. Weird, huh? It's like I'm thick-skinned or something.
My time's running out. I HATE THIS FRIGGIN LIMITED INTERNET TIME when it is applied on me. On others, it's great.
So anyway, I'm happy here. Classes begin on Monday. I fear that this temporary enjoyment is shorter than I expected. One word sends chills down my spine: Assignments.
I bet you guys know all about it, right? It's not the most fun thing to do. Actually, I assume isn't fun. AT ALL.send comments to email@example.com
?dael had a question at 11:21 AM
Thursday, August 25, 2005
**Adjusting to My New Life**
And I think I'm doing just fine.
It's only been a week, and class hasn't started yet.
Made new friends here, and met old ones.
One thing sucks right now: limited internet time. An hour only. Where got enough time to do everything???send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
?dael had a question at 1:26 PM
Sunday, August 21, 2005
Yo! Greetings from Thailand!
I'm now in Dr Ted Chew's office with Tedson. Check email, blog, and do all the online stuff except chatting. Don't want to get stuck. Later cannot stop.
Got a Cambodian guy for a roommate. Haven't actually met him yet, cuz he's been out the whole day. And besides, I haven't 100% checked-in into my dorm yet cuz I'm bunking in Tedson's house with my dad. Trying to enjoy life while I still can (which is actually a few minutes). Tonight is the first night in a dorm for me.
Nervous. About the people there, whether or not I will get along. I know I will, but I hate not knowing how long it will take.
Pray for me you guys! Thanks!send comments to email@example.com
?dael had a question at 9:09 PM
Thursday, August 11, 2005
**Few Days Left**
Was so lazy to blog.
I'm leaving Kuching this Tuesday. That's 16th, not 18th like I mentioned. It's been moved up.
Will be going to KL first for 2 days. Leaving KL to Thailand on the 18th.
Now, that gives me two days to shop :)
I'm trying to always look for the silver lining now. Trying to keep my spirit up!send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
?dael had a question at 10:28 AM
Friday, August 05, 2005
Not gonna waste time, so here goes.HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHUN!!!
18 already, huh?send comments to email@example.com
?dael had a question at 3:45 PM
Thursday, August 04, 2005
Ouch. Can't open mouth too big. Stupid ulcer forming on my left inner cheek. Should have medicated it when I bit my inner cheek while eating salad chicken rice on Saturday.
I hope it doesn't fully form. I remember a time when one did. It was during the PMR examinations. One side of my face was swollen. It was excruciating, like as if something was slowly boring a hole through my cheek. I could feel my cheek throbbing with pain. Couldn't even talk properly, and I had to clench my teeth together when I did so as to minimize the pain.
And then came English Aural exam. Damn painful. I could feel like the skin coming off the ulcer when I talked. But at that time I brought some tea with me to help soothe the pain. It worked only for a while, but any kind of relief was wanted badly.
I'm now applying medication on this ulcer once I feel the pain coming. Please pray for me that it doesn't form. Please. I don't want to go through it again.PLEASE!send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
?dael had a question at 9:44 AM
Tuesday, August 02, 2005
I've already found out when I'll be going to MC. I know I've told people I'll be going on 21/8, but actually I'm going on 18/8.
Like I told Merv
, it feels like a death sentence
.Let's say it together: Death Sentence.Hehehe
. Sorry. Couldn't help myself.
Anyways, this current part of my life is about to end rather abruptly. It's all going to be but recollections that will become more and more distant, vague. And then in the far future, I will forget all of it. Wow. I awe at the wonders of the human mind.
I'm going to embark on a new path. No turning back time. I can't see what's ahead of me. And honestly, who can? Definitely not even the people who tell you that you have a bright future ahead of you. Or the people who say you have no future. I've had teachers tell me that I have a bright future. But if "bright future" meaning I'll end up living your life as a teacher, then please, I want no future.
I'm trying so hard to look forward optimistically, and it seems to be working. Sure I'll have hard times, but I hope I can look at my life in it's entirety and say that it was great
when it ends.
This post isn't going to go any deeper. No one wants to come to blog and read a sad, pity-me post.
This post ends here. I want to eat dinner.send comments to email@example.com
?dael had a question at 5:35 PM