Thursday, October 06, 2005

Tag, you're it!

phak hoe, originally uploaded by mincaye.

Since I slept at about 5:30 p.m. yesterday, and only woke up at 1:30 a.m. just now, I doubt I'll be able to sleep again after this. Am presently sending some photographs to Phak Hoe, some of which I've compiled above.

(The other day, a few of us took a few shots of Phak Hoe sleeping in class, and decided to churn a death-and-resurrection story out of it.)

Top left: Kah Loong and Jino performing the funeral

Bottom: Phak Hoe the deceased

Top right: The light of heaven descends upon the dead... life draws near!

Well, I've been tagged by Li-Shia, so here goes!

10 years ago

I was defeated for the first time in a term exam; Wei Jian beat me to the first place in class.

Also, I got to know Miss Teo Kim Wee, who was then my English and class teacher. She was the first of many teachers who made me the writer and speaker I am today.

5 years ago

I defeated the form in the term exam, though I daresay Alan always deserved that place (something he never got) for he was the most consistent of us all.

Got involved in the VI Christian Union, though it was unofficial; Edmund (Siew) and I were about the only first formers there then. This was the community that would shape my life most in the years ahead.

1 year ago

Tied at first place for the first time in my life; Jasvind and I scored the same amount of marks for our mid-year exam.

Led the Christian Union, and ended up realising that Vice Presidents can often be the real backbone. Sui-Jon was mine in the Seladang Editorial Board, and Darren in the CU; I was Ren Chung's in the Literary and Debating Society (VILADS).

Won the Debate Tournament at state level, with Danial, Dinesh, Kishan and Zer Ken. I remain very close to these guys, with the exception of Zer Ken (probably because he's a form younger than us); they are my closest friends after the d'NA, CU and some of my Standard 6 classmates.


I was officially installed as the new Editor-in-Chief of the Victorian Editorial Board during the Annual General Meeting.

Unfortunately, I inadvertently left my camera behind in the Lecture Theatre where we had the meeting.

5 snacks I enjoy

Gummies, nyonya kuih/desserts, cereals/muesli, Baskin Robbins ice-cream, Mars bars (there may be more, but these are some of them)

5 songs I know all the words to

Amazing Grace, Sanctuary Matt Redman's Blessed be Your Name, Bob Geldof's Do They Know It's Christmas, U2's 40.

I know large chunks of a number of U2 and Steven Curtis Chapman songs, and I think I know all the lyrics to Chapman's I Will be Here, but I can't recall the correct order of lines.

5 things I would do with 100 million dollars

Buy books/music CDs/concert tickets, go out for lunches and dinners with friends, journey around the world, support charity, publish a book.

5 places I would run away to

A friend's side, Seminari Theoloji Malaysia, a hillside, the sea, an empty field.

5 things I would never wear

Thongs, tube tops, skirts, high heels, rings in weird parts of the body.

5 favourite TV shows

Cheers, Friends, Kopitiam... I can't think of another; am not a TV person. Maybe the Transformers series.

Incidentally, I also love their theme songs, i.e. Where Everybody Knows Your Name, I'll be There for You, Empty Decorations.

5 bad habits

Impatience, procrastination, antisocial reclusiveness, stubbornness, self-absorption.

5 biggest joys

Taking photos, being with friends, writing, listening to good music, reading a good book.

I'll add one more: losing myself in nature.

5 favourite toys

Camera, discman... transformers, action figures, McDonald's Happy Meal toys. ;-)

5 fictional characters I would date

Maria (the prostitute in Paulo Coelho's Eleven Minutes), Irene Adler (the woman in the Sherlock Holmes story, A Scandal in Bohemia), Juliet... unfortunately, I don't read much fiction.

As for non-fiction... *ahem* adalah.

5 people I tag to do this

Soo Tian
Yen Yen
Su Lin

OK, I have to go now. It's 4:50 a.m. and Mum's called me up to sleep. Says staying up might upset my internal clock.

Was actually intending to attempt some Maths work before getting ready for school, though...

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