was watching marie's play at smu just now. and i was really touched by, or u can say that i am inspired by, marie. yah i think we should all be like her, daring to chase what she wants and to just stay out of her comfort zone so that she can get to experience the different aspects of life. i hope to be as adventurous as her someday. yah i wanna take part in more singing competitions. got booted out the other time will work harder.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
星期六晚上 哪儿都不想去 也无法入睡
spat out by nat ,time 9:07 PM
Sunday, January 27, 2008
BEEN FEASTING ON SWEET FOOD LATELY. i guess i should be really high now. i just bought some donuts from causeway point to have for breakfast tomorrow. HEEHEE ok went to marina square to have klunch with shihui, then we went to starbucks to have coffee and really good almond croissant and chocolate danish. YAY hahahaha then we had chorale meeting. after that went to upp thomson road for thai food at thomson plaza. it was really good. fresh and tasty. highly recommended. after that we adjourned to iceskimo for ice cream. the d24 durian ice cream was really good though we only ordered 2 scoops and 4 tubs of other ice creams which were not as good compared to the durian one. i could actually taste the durian skin!!
ok then this morning went to help my uncle move house from chinatown to boon lay. BOON LAY is really quite off my map. yah so had lotsa bread and fried kway teow and carrot cake and oyster egg. BAAH then proceeded to causeway point to support joel for impresario which he did not get in unfortunately. hmmm then we went to swensen's to have food and ice cream. YAY EARTHQUAKE!!!! hahah oh i am starting to think of my bittersweet chocolate donut now...DAMN.
spat out by nat ,time 8:42 PM
Thursday, January 24, 2008
nathaniel found it hard to laugh out loud or smile really widely today. the first thing in the morning during briefing he was told that his silly mistakes resulted in his manager getting scolding from someone else. then during work it was very busy, but he still had to keep asking his seniors questions becuz he is so AFRAID of commiting the same mistakes again and just wants to be extra careful. well at the end of the shift he got scolding AGAIN from his assistant manager because of some mistakes that he had supposedly made. well nathaniel can't be sure whether he had really made that mistake and knows that he shouldn't argue back since it won't help matters at all... THUS, 230108 was a really bad day for nathaniel.
spat out by nat ,time 1:06 AM
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
been sorta busy with work, but i am actually more busy going out and things like that.
went with deanne to jay chou world tour at indoor stadium last fri. we went to kbox before that just to kill time. HAHAH ate ALOT of crackers from the tidbits bowl. jay's concert was pretty good. i really like the lightings and the stadium reverberations, but i guess the choice of the songs could be better. like he should have sung more of the songs that i know how to sing along as well. haha but i guess it's me who lacked preparation. HAHAHA. i loved the unplugged session very much, especially the two totally different renditions of ren zhe and shuang jie gun. YAH lovely.
oh then on sat i went to vivocity for the supposed-to-be-treaure-hunt outing but the turnout was not very good so we decided to postpone it. HAHAHA i think i was a little tired from the lack of sleep on fri night/sat morn, but i really cherished the fun and convo that we had. photos were good too! should be up on facebook by now. hahaha
oh today my reception counter had 400-over arrivals and departures to deal with. so it was pretty hectic. same situation to be expected for the next few days....argh so hope u guys understand when i don't answer the phone or reply to your message....:D
spat out by nat ,time 12:35 AM
Thursday, January 17, 2008
i must learn to protect myself and stop making myself the scapegoat. must get better sense of the working society.
ok so today a gst told me that he will be checking out and wants the bill to be prepared after he comes back from breakfast. well he didn't convey the message in a very friendly manner... i then told my cashier about it but she told me that it's ok (as in no need to care about it since it can be done in a minute). when the gst came back another colleague of mine attended to him, and the guest was really upset that he didn't have a fast-enough checkout. so he requested to talk to my manager about this. haha at this point of time i was doing a check-in for other another guest when my manager came over to me and asked me to go over there to apologize to the guest. and so i walked over calmly and told him that i am sorry, in one of the most insincere way of course, as if i couldn't wait to return back to my desk to attend to the other guest. yah so even after i apologized he was angry and told me that i should be ashamed of myself. sure........ok so he left and i walked back to my other guest and greeted them with my brightest smile.
THAT BRAT CAN'T SPOIL MY DAY! NEH-NI-NEH-NI-BOO-BOOOO. stop being childish. :P
HAHA ok the reason i am putting this here is to remind myself that i am SUPER THICK-SKINNED. thank you. ok so next time such things if i can do i will do myself k, will not ask others to help lest i get myself into much shittier shit. yah blaming other people won't help too since i was the one who is truly to blame for that mistake.
yup. anyway hope i can get some money from upselling!!! :D hahah oh yah i think i am obsessed with money. everytime i see my guests put money on the counter i would secretly hope that those are my tips. HAHAHA shit i should stop this obsession!
YAY i went for a run just now...haven't been running/exercising for the past one month plus since taipei trip and it felt really good to sweat. :D
spat out by nat ,time 6:44 PM
Friday, January 11, 2008
cants believes thats is ams actuallys goings tos jays chous concert!!!!! woohoo i got this company package with consists of a night's stay at my hotel plus a pair of concert tix for only 388++ heehee. quite a good deal i would say. managed to snatch the last pair of cat b tix. heehee and i can't believe that the concert is actually next friday!!!! whoahhh i thought that i can nv get anymore tix for the concert liao. this would be my first concert in 21 years!! yay. ok will be going with deanne to watch the concert while she will stay in the hotel room with priscilla. hmmmm maybe i should add an extra bed in the room for myself? HAHAHAH ok i am very excited!
spat out by nat ,time 12:36 AM
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
last day of orientation. oh what was i going to say....oh ya down with flu the ENTIRE day. fortunately i am feeling better now, no more water flowing out of my nose. ARGH. oh we had the hotel tour today, got to see the presidential suite. HEHE quite nice la i think 1800 for the room for a night is quite worth it leh. any of my friends wanna go there for card and drinking session with me? hahahaha
i just remembered that the primary purpose of this blog is to help me remember what happened to me in the past few days/months/years...if u still do not know, i am a very forgetful person.
spat out by nat ,time 8:58 PM
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
and so 2 great things happened to me today.
had an inspirational talk by nick vujicic from australia. he was born without any limbs, except the 2 toes on his left 'leg'. yah so it was pretty amazing to be in the same room as him, listening to him talk about how he was influenced by the works of his god and how he was somehow made to be who he is by god not by mistake, but on purpose. he sure did gave me some pretty positive influence on how i should approach life with trust and patience, like how some things can't be rushed, and that there are always ups and downs in life - just have to wait for the right opportunity before a good thing comes out again after the dark patch...
alright so after this talk i decided to go kbox with 2 of my new friends jaye and eddie. haha i just found eddie to be really familiar because the way he speaks and tell jokes really resembles edwin tay my police squadmate. hahahahha REALLY. ok only i will understand i guess....hahaha yah so we went to kbox and sang. i ate the buffet for the first time, and it was not too bad la, at least not as bad as what eddie told me before we went in. yah so we just keep singing and singing. i am happy that there are still some people who really do appreciate my singing. THANKS!
spat out by nat ,time 11:18 PM
Monday, January 07, 2008
had orientation today at vanda ballroom. okay everything was rather boring other than the buffet lunch we had at aquamarine. i was smiling throughout lunch. okay except when i had to swallow three miserable pieces of stale oysters. BAHHH. hahah but the desserts were rather good. i like the chocolate truffles. hehe
spat out by nat ,time 9:23 PM
Sunday, January 06, 2008
been going for a tad too many cafe cartel cakes selling at half price lately. HAHAH my friends and i are so cheapo. HAHHAH... had chorale's general meeting yesterday. was abit stone-ish throughout the session. i think it was a mental block or perhaps i think i will a lil too shy with so many ppl in the room. well my mind and my mouth kinda opened after that when we went for dinner at city hall burger king. heeheee. been eating alot nowadays i think my good appetite has returned. Yay.
and of cuz. some disappointment returned too. :S
yay i got a new black sigg bottle!!!
i should start reading soon......and exercising too......
spat out by nat ,time 11:05 PM
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
oh i just read gabriel's blog and i felt an urgent need to sum up my year 2007 too. haha.
was in the police force for nearly 2 years of my life, and i had experienced SOOO many things from it. be it the beautiful or the nasty side of life, i think i've almost had it all. yah from handling rotten bodies, witnessing the electrocution of a mad woman, getting tassed myself, to working out with chan, anton and mark, going for makan sessions, justice day, mini-excursions with nadiah, meeting my 2 new SCs peter and choonkai, and finally leaving my beloved team. i think it all went past quite smoothly. i had so much fun inside the force that i was really quite reluctant to say goodbye to everyone in it.
had in song 07 with victoria chorale. ok the first thing i can remember is that our program booklet was really well-designed. great work yokie! eh. oh yah and i was sorta like responsible the some of the standing positions and some lightings and stuffs like that. well coming to think about it now, i didn't really like what i had done back then, like how i should have behaved and contributed. i think it's quite hard to explain. i just think that i could have done better with this relatively simple job. oh well i sound quite emo but i am not ok?
i believed this year's reunion carolling was really quite memorable for me cuz i finally got to sing gaudete tenor solo line. HEHE honestly i was very nervous before the song. cuz i kep anticipating the next song to be gaudete after every song but nelson just kept pushing it further and further back. argh haha. but i must say i really enjoyed singing it! :D
haha yah i think i had enjoyed everyone's company throughout the year, esp loved going to sandy's cafe for the food and games! hahah yah even though so many of the laolaos have left already, but i think the newbies are still going strong! i had a crazy time at the xmas party i think i must be drunk i don't remember holding pig trotters. heehee.
yah may we accomplish what we have set out to do in 2008. :D
bought my nikon d40x in late oct and am still playing around with the auto mode. hahah i suck. will work on the manual mode soon.
during dec was the taipei trip with my 4-4 classmates. i think they are the sort of ppl whom i really felt comfortable being around with, yah can laugh out loud all i want without giving a thought to it. hmmm and all the dinner meetings during weekends and stuffs like that really enabled us to keep this relationship strong. well brandon and melvin are going overseas later this year, and the others are going to different universities. yah so i hope we can still be able to get in touch as frequent as possible.
hmmm now my two other best friends, raymond and lip yong. i can't emphasise how much i love them both. yah they just make me laugh all the time with those silly jokes and cynicism. even though they always give sarcastic remarks about me slacking in the police force, haha but i think even i had so much fun doing it! hopefully we will be able to meet up next year in australia maybe since lip yong's going there to study. i wanna go backpacking in australia!
talking about backpacking, rifdi was actively urging me to go backpacking with him in europe since we had an agreement since jc, and he told me that a flight to milan costs only 1k! quite unbelieveable. i want to go to europe too leh. HAHA. ok i finally got to meet up with rifdi, yehlin and jingzhi (the COOLER clique haha). yah really missed them.
oh been going for karaoke sessions with shihui and siying and calvin and weilin. one more coming up this sat! wheeee i got new songs to sing already! haha. yah also went for impresario auditions. i don't think i got into the next round since no one called me yet, but i am fine with it. how can i not be righ.... ahhahaha hopefully joel gets in! :D
and now. front office boy. policeman-turned-receptionist. HAHAH i think i am getting abit soft nowadays since i get all my muscles from folding A4 papers and stapling them to each other. YAY. shall persevere on with my japanese and malay. italian shall wait. now with my new haircut i think i can work more efficiently tml. hahahha... yay happy new year!
spat out by nat ,time 7:30 PM
WHEEE. it's 2008. haha i realised i did alot of silly things in 2007.
peggy the most experienced cashier intro-ed me this salon which offers 50% discount for marina mandarin staffs. ahaha yah so we happily went together. i had 3 rounds of head and shoulder massage when the shampoo girl was washing my hair and it really felt shiok!, even for a person like me who doesn't really like massages very much. yah and i think the haircut went pretty well. i think my 30 bucks were worth it. can u imagine that the original price was actually 59 dollars!? oh i wouldn't pay for such an expensive haircut. not now. :P
after working in the hotel, i realised that i do not have much time for myself, cuz most of the time is either spent at work, travelling (esp the long walk through citylink mall from cityhall mrt...), or going out with friends. very little time to really appreciate the surroundings and what is happening to me. yah so at the moment i am actually quite empty inside. i think i need to read or something. and i shall watch heroes season 2 at a more relaxed pace...and since last year i have not exercised. i think i should really start soon.
oh alot of ppl came to my house to celebrate the first day of the new year. ok we went to j8 to get the ingredients, then we started cooking at around 530pm. after 2 hours of gruelling hard work, daniel made popiah, melvin made his mushroom soup, yy made his salad which was really good, and i made pizza bread (idea from sandy. :D). oh i think we had reall good food and also had lotsa fun playing saboteur after dinner.
heehee luckily my work requires me to stand. if i were to have a desk job, i can't imagine what i would become with all the festive goodies in my stomach...someone pls pester me to go for a workout together. :)
spat out by nat ,time 7:16 PM