You take me as I am
Into your new scarred hands
and when I run so far away
you always call me back again
into your open arms
not matter what ive done
amazing grace has found me here
because of what you've done, for me

PlanetShakers - Weight of the World

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Don't Save It All For Christmas Day.
Friday, December 30, 2005

Just remembered I was going to post this.

Don't Save It All For Christmas Day - Avalon

Don't get so busy that you miss
Giving just a little kiss
To the ones you love
Don't even wait a little while
To give them just a little smile
A little is enough

See how many people are crying
Some people are dying
How many people are asking for love

So don't save it all for Christmas day
Find a way
To give a little love every day
Don't save it all for Christmas day
Find a way
'Cause holidays have come and gone
But love lives on
If you give on

How could you wait another minute
A hug is warmer when you're in it
Oh, baby that's a fact
And saying I love you's always better
Seasons, reasons they don't matter
So don't hold back

See how many people in this world
So needful in this world
How many people are praying for love

So let all the children know
Everywhere that they go
Their whole life long
Let them know love

Rainbows still Occur. @1:07 am

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Clueless as to what is going on right now.

Christmas was alright, present haul wasn't that good. Oh well. It's ok. Not like it bothers me. Thanks to Steph for the earrings, I like them.

I need to find a bottle of Jacob's Creek Sparkling Rose (pronounced something like ro-syeh). Small bottle, want to give it to someone. I do so happen to have one bottle, but I can't give that away. Someone gave me that.

Back to my old workplace tomorrow, to collect something, before embarking on a journey to get that wine at Cold Storage. First Bedok, then Siglap, followed by uh, Takashimaya or Jason's Cellars and then Katong. All for a bottle of wine. If I really can't get it, I suppose I have to settle for a vintage then. Sparkling Rose is not vintage.

Did so horribly last night, thank God I managed to get all maximum points against my opponent. When I started off, I just couldn't find my footing. Then second game, totally lost all my spares (well ok, most) and then got back on track for the last one. In the end, just paced my opponent. So ended pretty ok.

Thanks to E222 for the chalet invite. To Andy, please stop screaming when you play Resident Evil. You'll just spark off Stella and then the entire bunch will freak out. Sheesh... haha. Kidding.

edited: Aaron found out that I used to work for Bakery Depot/Cedele. I think he's a little shocked. haha. He likes Chocolate Pistachio. It was because of this cake that he got to know of me working there before...

Rainbows still Occur. @10:25 pm

Monday, December 26, 2005

People Can't Make You Feel Inferior Unless You Let Them. But I feel so inferior, I feel I'm not good enough, and I'll never be. Why do I feel this way?

Lord help me.

There's a promise I want to make to myself. I will treat those people whom I'm important to with much more care and love, than trying the hardest to please the people who I want to be important to. They're much more important to me. And I love each of them dearly and whom I know will be there for me whenever I need them. I owe them a lot.

Rainbows still Occur. @1:04 am

Merry Christmas.
Sunday, December 25, 2005

Happy Christmas Folks. Enjoy your parties, don't get too drunk, and remember about God. Cheers!

Rainbows still Occur. @1:14 pm

Rav and Ministry of Sound.
Friday, December 23, 2005

Here I am, on the eve of Christmas Eve (how original can I get?) at Gillian's place. Been here since 5am in the morning, stuck on her Harry Potter book. I'm almost done with it, left about one third of it, which I will continue reading at home. At least, I have a new book to read. Maybe for all I know today, Elisha (for those of you who don't know, my brother) might have gotten for me Jamie Oliver's new book.

I'm such a bad sister I think (ok, I don't think. I am). He gets me presents every year, but I never get him anything. No moolahs la. But he still get home made cookies and cakes when I bake...

Rav was alright I guess. Gillian had the competition thingy there. DJ sucked though, music not that fantastic either. Hung round there till 1am before heading to Ministry of Sound with Roger and Terry. Man, if you have the chance, just check it out. Even if it's for design purposes. The place is absolutely amazing. The furniture, I want one of those retro round chairs they have in the area dedicated solely to the 80's sort of music. Ah, finally found a place where I can get my Mambo Jumbo fix anytime. Drank again, beer this time. I still stick by my word that I don't like Heineken. To think I drank a bottle. *Bleach* Went to eat after that, before heading over to Gillian's for overnight.

Mum's and Dad's got a party tonight. Asked Mum if I was invited, she didn't give me an answer. Riight, and thanks. I think I'll head home, and plunge myself into the magical world of Harry Potter and his latest adventure with the Half Blood Prince. hur.

Rainbows still Occur. @6:11 pm

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Today's lab lesson was good. 3d Vidz is like the professional version of The Sims. I've done a SoHo (it stands for Small Office, Home Office) on it and it looks cool. Now modeling furniture.

I'm actually knackered cause I only slept at 4am. I bowled till half-twelve and was exhausted. Came home only to find my brother's friend Jingwei at our house. So he and I talked about his girl related problems till 4 and then I knocked out. (I've another younger brother! I need sisters...) Gillian's having this model thingy at Carrie models tonight so I'm going to support her. As long as you need me I'll go. And then we're going to Ministry of Sound after that since she's got free passes and wants to take a look at that place. I'm only going because I kind of want to check out the interior and the music they play. Please let it not be trance.

Alright, I'm off to Pivia (DSC's room) for a nap. Good evening folks.

Rainbows still Occur. @5:25 pm

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Christmas is coming. (Like duh.) In 3 days. (double duhh.) I haven't shopped at all (die already la), but then again, I already said that I'll shop after the Christmas season to avoid all the crowds. I've got at least uh, 10 people to shop or bake (that is if my oven has decided to be nice and co-operate with me for the holiday season) for. Wallets, shirts, earrings are on the top of my list. Man, where to get the moolahs. I would bake if possible, find it more sincere than buying.

I included this list of the things I want just for your perusal. Not as if anyone would read it or get me anything. haha. For fun la.
1. A plastic ball, 13-13.5 lbs.
2. U2 iPod. No iPod Video please, thankyouverynice.
3. A new handphone, SE z520i or something like that. The only thing I don't like about it is the camera. Still VGA!
4. Havaianas Trekking Sandals, Brazil Size 38, Red.
5. A Jansport Backpack (Flare II) or a Crumpler Backpack (Sheep Scarer in Navy/Silver)
6. The new book from Jamie Oliver.
7. Forever Summer by Nigella Lawson.
8. Modern Classics I and II by Donnay Hay. (Her latest book [forgot the title] would do perfectly fine as well.)
9. A NIKON D70S. Anyone willing to buy me this? hurhurhur.

With all that said and done (well, ok, typed) Christmas isn't about presents and things like that, but enjoying company with precious friends and family. And please, don't forget to invite God. He's the reason for the season. Cheers!

Rainbows still Occur. @3:07 pm

Kimberly Locke.
Monday, December 19, 2005

Do you really want to give your life to
Thinking you found true love when it hasn't found you
Do you really want to give your life to
Thinking you found true love when it hasn't found you

Dad asked me what I wanted for Christmas. I said a plastic ball.

On My iTunes - It's Alright - Kimberly Locke

Rainbows still Occur. @11:13 pm

NTU Invitationals.

Past 3 days were devoted to bowling. At Safra Mount Faber. Ntu Invitationals. I did the worst, something I had never aimed or expected of myself. But no matter, I guess, I have to learn from it. And now, be even more serious about bowling.

Very tired now, not focused at all. My right leg is aching, am walking like I'm limping. Still got my portfolio by tomorrow. I don't know whether I want to go to the airport and work/study with the rest. OngFongSheFeNaFa, JillFill, Nick and Gerard. Feel like sleeping after class, but I need to do my work.

And I got to find one of my lecturers, Vani. Need to talk to her.

Thank God for Faridah, thank God she's understanding to do the ComDa project we have together because I'm having a very weird time now. I know what I'm doing, but I just have no focus or drive to do anything. I'm just going to put that down to being drained.

I'm walking away from it now. It's time.

Rainbows still Occur. @11:32 am

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

DSST is boring. Rachna is teaching us Photoshop and some of us, majority actually have already learnt about it in Digital Essentials. Ok, wait. I forgot how to mask. Dang. I want to get out of lab now, find it really a drag. None of us in her class now are doing anything that is related to the work asked of us. People are blogging (me), chatting on MSN (PingPing), doing some other class work due for submission (XinYi and Sheena), and uh, sitting in front of the computer doing nothing (some senior).

Okay, subject approved for assignment 2. Now that's left is the final model, which I've got a week or rather two to do, and I can use it for the major assignment too. Haha. 2 birds killed with one stone. *evil laughter*

Rambling on, I'm hungry now. I want fettuccine with chicken strips, bacon and green peas smoothered in cream sauce. Woo hoo. Yum yum.

I need the library, to get some book(s) on portfolios. Bah, think I better do that tomorrow.

Rainbows still Occur. @4:50 pm

Officially Screwed.
Thursday, December 08, 2005

I think I'm going to be six feet under tomorrow afternoon. I've never in the past month consulted my lecturer on the state of my portfolio. He's going to withhold the name of my SIP company I'm supposed to write to until I can provide a valid explanation. Operative word being VALID.

Does bowling count? Cause that's the reason actually. I wanted to see him on Wednesday, but I forgot all about it because I was busy the night before with my friend's birthday. Dang..

Argh, officially screwed. How how?

Rainbows still Occur. @3:32 pm

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Fairly a late post I reckon about the first Pol-Ite Bowling Tourney. Past 2 days have been a time of joy and sorrow and it was nerve wrecking as well. The stress level was high, nerves were unending and tears flowed free. Sleep wasn't in abundance as most tossed and turned in the night to get to bed. Girls started at 9am while the boys were in the afternoon.

The first day contained the doubles event, which the girls, personally I felt, did pretty well. All 4 teams finished above the halfway mark. The boys, were fantastic, with James and Raymond taking top spot and the rest finishing in Top 10. Pity for Gerard and Nick (4th spot), they deserved a medal. So did the rest, though only 3 teams would get medals. Well, you can't have it your way. Screams and cheers brought the house down for the boys to pump them up. The rest of the school will always never beat us in cheering.

The second day was devoted to the team. The girls gold medal came down to the match between TP Team 1 and NTU Team 1. Ultimately the best won. Us definetely, hands down. She Na took the bronze for the Ladies Singles. Girls Team 2 fought till the end, missing a bronze by a measly 24 pinfalls and ended up 5th. The lads were again, fantastic. Team 2 took gold (with James taking another medal, silver for Men's Individual, a total haul of 3!) while the Team 1 tried their best. In the end, TP emerged overall school champions, this time beating all the varsity teams flat. I believe now all the varsities are after us, the junior colleges as well as the polytechnics.

I just want to say I'm proud of everyone who played a part in this year's games and I'm very, extremely proud to have been your teammate. To those who are leaving this year, thank you for your friendship and I love you all from the bottom of my heart. To my Team 2 team mates, we will get the medal back next year, no matter what it takes.

Team Temasek, all the way!

Rainbows still Occur. @2:22 am

I Promise
Friday, December 02, 2005

"I Promise"

Will I always be there for you?
When you need someone, Will I be that one you need?
Will I do all my best to, to protect you?
When the tears get near your eyes
Will I be the one that's by your side?
Will I be there when you call me in the middle of the night?
Will I keep the rain from falling down into your life?
I promise, I promise
I promise I will

Will I take tender care of you?
Take your darkest night and make it bright for you
Will I be there to make you strong and to lean on?
When this world has turned so cold
Will I be the one that's there to hold?

Will I be there when you call me in the middle of the night?
Will I keep the rain from falling down into your life?
I promise, I promise
I promise I will

Will I be there when you call me in the middle of the night?
Will I keep the rain from falling down into your life?
I promise, I promise
I promise I will

And I love you more every day
And nothing will take that love away
When you need someone
I promise I'll be there for you (there for you)
I promise

Will I be there when you call me in the middle of the night?
Will I keep the rain from falling down into your life?
I promise, I promise
I promise I will

And I promise (and I promise)
I promise (oh I promise you)
I will be there when you call me (when you call me)
I promise (I promise)
I promise I will

I was going through my Stacie Orrico playlist when I came upon this song. Lyrics meaningful don't you think? She's actually got a lot of songs that aren't commercial by today's standards. Her lyrics speaks volumes and a great voice to boot. I was going to post the lyrics to "Until I Find You" but I guess you'll have to wait another day or two.

Felt a little down today, and a great weight upon my shoulders. Knackered and all, really glad when the week's over. But then again, I'll miss quite a lot of things when the week passes. Friends, close ones especially (and I reckon you know who you are) will be terribly missed. Just want to say I love each of you with all my heart. Mushy mushy I know.

I hungry and I want Linguine or Fettucine Carbonara with loads of bacon and peas. Ok, peas aren't a feature in carbonara but I don't care. Snow peas or peas from my aunt's garden in NZ will do just fine. None of the frozen stuff for me, thank you very mucho.

On My iTunes : My Security - Stacie Orrico

Rainbows still Occur. @2:42 am