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the great adventure

30.4.08 so much for having too much time.

haha i've started my cip / work already, so crap, so much for endless slacking till may. but i would have gotten bored anyway, so what better way to spend your summer holidays slaving away in an office cubicle! haha it's been mindless, awe inspiring, and gahhhhs (there is no better word i tell you) all at the same time, but it's been alright.

so wednesday was spent shopping (and i mean last wednesday). of all places my mum and i had to end up in, PS hur. ironically, that's where we both actually found something to buy haha

thursday and friday were spent in office cubicle bliss, so i shall hardly comment haha. but i hardly foresee myself enjoying work in the shenton way area, it is way too crowded. maybe i'll be a writer, and live in the suburbs or in recluse or something haha. like that's going to happen haha. not in the near future anyway.

the weekend wasn't much either, just a lot of time spent running notes up and down the piano for that uber hard piece for choir, which turned out okay in the end, with people actually mentioning the pianist for once haha.

so by monday, all my results were out and my gpa is quite satisfactory. i mean, keep it up or get my grades slightly better, and i'll be a normal kid in smu haha. then i can think about overseas exchange in year 3, since my gpa is now, i'm proud to say, a lot nearer to the cut off gpa for many of the universities that i want to go to.

tuesday proved way lot more interesting, with operation baguette and attempts at free cone day. food was good, company was good, intentions were good as well. i guess pol sci class was the nearest i could get to ngoei's history classes back in jc, minus all the horrific readings of course. whoever said history a levels won't get you anywhere. it proved really useful in posc 003. i might minor / take some modules in pol sci, just for fun. here's to a really good class and a really great prof who had enough dry wit and information to bring the classes alive.

so it's may day tomorrow. thank goodness. i think i've never appreciated this particular holiday enough. it's not till you're working that this may day makes so much impact on your life haha.

anyhow, just a thought. looking at all the cases so far, it's amazing how protected i've been all my life. i can't say much here, everything's confidential and sensitive. but despite the fact that it's just a lot of paperwork on my part, i'm learning about life a lot. like how fortunate we all actually are, and how much people are suffering, in that state, that is almost unimaginable in your own life. brings to mind this song, which has been on my repeat list a lot since i started working.

Scene Five: Through Her Eyes by Dream Theater
She never really had a chance
On that fateful moonlight night
Sacrificed without a fight
A victim of her circumstances

Now that I`ve become aware
And I`ve exposed this tragedy
A sadness grows inside of me
It all seems so unfair

I`m learning all about my life
By looking through her eyes

Just beyond the churchyard gates
Where the grass is overgrown
I saw the writing on her stone
I felt like I would suffocate

In loving memory of our child
So innocent, eyes open wide
I felt so empty as I cried
Like part of me had died

And as her image
Wandered through my head
I wept just like a baby
As I lay awake in bed

And I know what it`s like
To lose someone you love
And this felt just the same

She wasn`t given any choice
Desperation stole her voice
I`ve been given so much more in life
I`ve got a son, I`ve got a wife

I had to suffer one last time
To grieve for her and say goodbye
Relieve the anguish of my past
To find out who I was at last

The door has opened wide
I`m turning with the tide
Looking through her eyes

oh well. more that 70s show haha. or maybe a movie tonight.

Give me strength to cross the water,
keep my heart upon Your altar.
Give me strength to cross this water,
keep my feet don't let me falter.

run run run

the person

ruth is someone who loves God very much, as well as her friends and buddies. she's currently in singapore but really belongs to kayel, malaysia. an ex-cres, ex-acjc and ex-smoosocsc, she's currently a teacher, BCYouth, and loves music in general. and she really likes to smile :D