Sunday, May 30, 2010

A Rock Steady Vibe

In the blink of an eye. The world go 'round.
Take a few steps. And You learn to fly.
Why become rock stars just for a day?
When you can live the way you wanna live everyday.
Put on a little bit of swagger.
Unleash the rhythm.
Dance and move to the groove.
Then show everybody what you brought.
Because when you think about the fun,
There ain't nothing you ain't got!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Juliet, Where Art Thou?

Beautiful girls all over the world. I could be chasing but my time would be wasted. Everywhere I go, I'm always hearing your name. They might say "Hi" and I might say "Hey" but you shouldn't worry about what they say cause they got nothing on you. Hands down there will never be another one. I've been around and I've never seen another one. Look at your style I ain't really got nothin' on and you're wild when you ain't got nothing on.

I've been to Los Angeles, i've been to Australia
even way out there in Bombay
back home down in Singapore to Hong Kong
But you always steal the show

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Banking And Finance Graduate (Edit)

I officially graduated Singapore Polytechnic with a Diploma in Banking and Finance on May 19, 2010. Although Graduation went better than I thought it would, what made it less memorable was the absence of Christian and Victoria. The latter had also promised me that she would come but eventually didn't. That really sucked. At least the "goodbyes" and the "see-you-soon" from many friends over the past three years was pretty nostalgic and put a nice close to this chapter of my life. But enough said, here are some photos from Graduation. (More to come!)

And the after-party with Tor, Ver and some friends
I wonder what the future has in stored for this life.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Simple Things Are So Hard To Find

If only life could be this simple.

Friday, May 7, 2010

It's A Man's World

Last week I watched an independent film titled "The Stoning Of Soraya M.". The movie set in Iran is based on a true story and was indeed brilliant.

It portrays the innocence of women in countries where men are superior to women and the latter are treated as second class. I.e If a man accuses a woman of a crime, she would have to prove her innocence without the man needing to provide evidence of the accusation to begin with. However, if a woman accuses a man of a crime, she would need to give evidence of his guilt without the man needing to prove his innocence. This discrimination towards women brings literal meaning to the saying "It's A Man's World".

In this movie, the husband of Soraya, Ali, wants a divorce from her so he can get re-married to another lady. Soraya refuses as she has four kids to feed and it would not be possible if her husband abandons and leaves her to fend for the whole family. Thus, Ali frames Soraya for adultery and convinces the entire town and "Government officials" that she is guilty. Her punishment... To be stoned.

It's really such a shame to see that this in still being practiced down there and other cities in the world. You would think that by now someone would have put their foot down and stopped this discriminating laws but it's not done yet. We can only pray for the safety of innocent people everywhere.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Honey, Where Did My Ring Go?

The whole reason I planned this trip to California to begin with was to attend my cousin's wedding. And on May 1, Melvin tied the knot with fiance Mayra with a beautiful wedding ceremony and dinner held at The Grand in Long Beach.

There's something about me that finds so much fun in attending weddings. I've traveled to India, Australia and now America to attend and be part of one of the biggest day one celebrates in their life. The other "big days" has got to be the day you move out of your parent's home and live independently, right? Or maybe the day you reach 18 or 21 and become legal to do most "fun" activities.

But anyway, this wedding was no different from all the others I had attended. Meaning, I always meet new family that I've never met before. The table I was seated at was arranged for us "kids" aka "cousins" and they were crazy and so much fun to be around with. Hope I get to meet up with them again.

The most unique idea at the wedding was this photo booth set up. Guests would go inside with props provided and get their pictures taken. When they are done, the photos would be printed immediately and pasted in the guest book and they can sign and write their best wishes for the couple next to their picture. I thought that was just genius!

Towards the end of the night, Melvin lost his wedding ring. The DJ stopped the music and turned on the lights disrupting the "club like" atmosphere going down on the dance floor. Everybody frantically started searching under tables and chairs until one of the Groom's men found it and and the party resumed! My cousin Briana is planning her wedding in California next year and wants a Military themed wedding. Ironic since I'm going to be in the army.