Friday, September 29, 2006

okay, so i didn't get my 2 prata kosongs to celebrate, but i had a chicken sandwich from 711 and some mineral water for buka, with the company of my own self. then a cigarette behind the bus stop to complete the meal. sad ay? what to do. tear down was easy. all i had to do was, well, tear, down.

eysa left her usb in school, so no pictures of the exhibition just yet.

i need my osim.

i am nadi; :] at 12:35 AM


Thursday, September 28, 2006

why hello there,
it has been awhile hasn't it? now, let's talk for a bit, no?

the past week has been just graaaaaaah(!) and tomorrow marks the last day of hell part uno in my first semester of Nayang bloody Academy of Fine bloody Arts. Ah, si senorita, tomorroe is ze last assezment for my ztudio projects, which means,


let's celebrate that shall we?

ive been taking really bad pictures these days. i think its the season. anyway, here's a little peep of my exhibits for the assessment. im too lazy to edit them, but anyhoo, here yous.

bo pian lah. blur. use handphone mah. v3i lousy lah. tomorrow then take some more lor.

okay, so after tomorrow, im slightly free-er, just slightly. cos there's still the final final dead dead deadline for dissertation which is next thursday, but im almost done with that, so that's fine. and then preparation for the degree show starts in october, along with the final major project. all ive got is a one week break. my body has been dysfunctional for the past few weeks, and what i really need is a good massage and some major retail therapy, but oh guess what, i can't do any of that cos the uk trip is less than 2 months away, which means i need to keep that money bag zipped. see how im starting to NOT look forward to it. raaarrr.


i was reading through some of my recent posts, and it sucks to know that you only find out your life revolves around school and just school, by reading the entries on your own blog.

for those of you slogging in your little cubicles in your design shophouses, read through your entries. they should be about as lifeless as mine. haha.

or not.

for those of you with nothing to do and all the time in the world, erm, well, good on you then. go get yourself a bloody life. bumming around is about as lifeless, if not worst, than having a lifeless life in a lifeless school.

for those of you who are all alone in some expensive hotel room in penang, good on you too. at least you get to sleep. and go sing yourself our national anthem so you'll get to come back quick.

my apologies for the sudden crankiness but im exahausted to the bone and all i really wanna do is eat ice cream and lose some weight. and play with my dog (ok i dont own a dog, but it just seemed to fit the sentence right. it wouldve been what i wouldve said if i actually owned a dog. or any other pet for that matter. which i never will). oh wait, maybe i'll play with my fish.

ok bye now. it back to process journals and work in progress.

and tomoroow, we shall celebrate! i shall treat myself to 2 prata kosongs for buka!

i am nadi; :] at 1:32 AM


Saturday, September 23, 2006

shamina's finally settled down and i couldn't be happier for her :) congratulations and may you have a happy married life! okay i really dont know what to say at weddings. i wish i brought my digi so that we couldve taken better pictures. didnt get to snap much, but i guess this should pretty much cover it. lucky din managed to get a video. its bollywood night!

i am nadi; :] at 12:00 AM


Friday, September 22, 2006

this came in the mail today.

Don't label our girls 'easy', say angry convent schools

Ansley Ng

ELEVEN convent schools in Singapore have threatened legal action against Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) for an article that allegedly defamed convent schoolgirls.

Today has learnt that a lawyer's letter has been sent to the media company on Monday, demanding an apology and costs and damages to be paid for a "defamatory" article that was published in last week's Sunday Times, which described convent girls as being "easy" with members of the opposite sex.

Three days ago, The Sunday Times, the weekend edition of The Straits Times, published a story titled "Singapore A-Z … once more, with feeling", a "tongue in cheek" look at Singapore icons and subjects which coincided with the recently-launched Singapore — the Encyclopaedia.

Under the alphabet "I", the newspaper ran a short description of "IJ girls", term for girls who study in CHIJ (Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus) Catholic mission schools.

"'IJ girls' is a generalisation for girls who study in CHIJ schools and who like to hem their school uniforms real short, wear their belts real low on their hips, and are allegedly easy when it comes to the opposite sex," a paragraph read.
A cartoon above the paragraph also showed a girl in blue lighting up a cigarette.

"Singaporeans perusing our pages should note that this is done in tongue-in-cheek," one part of the article read.
According to sources, a letter of demand was sent to SPH on Monday, asking for an apology to be published in this weekend's edition of The Sunday Times.

It also demanded that costs and damages to be paid to the Infant Jesus Board of Management, which manages the 11 schools.

The board comprises 14 members, including two nuns, eight former students and four men, who are linked to the schools.
The story upset many alumni and parents and the board members were believed to have received more than 50 phone calls and email messages of complaint between them.

Yesterday, The Straits Times letters pages published a letter written by Donne Marie Aeria — the board's chairperson — rebutting the story.

Ms Aeria called the article "an ill-conceived idea and done in bad taste".
"Was there a need to tarnish the image of thousands of students, past, present and future, including girls as young as six years old in Primary 1, with an image that they are 'allegedly easy when it comes to the opposite sex'?" Ms Aeria wrote.

"It has caused much distress, pain and embarrassment to ladies of all ages, that hail from our CHIJ schools."
There are currently about 16,000 girls studying in the 11 primary and secondary CHIJ schools.

SPH declined to comment when contacted.

Aljunied GRC MP Cynthia Phua, who studied in CHIJ Secondary School (Toa Payoh), called the generalisation "insensitive".
"Eleven schools are all wearing the same uniform. It's too much if you see one case and generalise," said Mrs Phua, whose daughter is studying at CHIJ Primary School (Toa Payoh).

"If (The Sunday Times) wants to stick to its comment, they should clarify who their sources are."
Sunday Times article tarnished our image: CHIJ chairperson

i am nadi; :] at 11:53 PM


Monday, September 18, 2006

my workload has gone down a notch, just a notch, the past week, so i had some time treating myself to reruns of The OC back to back. now thats life. its monday, monday. friday is THE final submission for dissertation and im still only at 4500 words, only halfway through. gotta get my head cracking. next week is summative, gotta get my hands moving moving moving.


the rain was good this morning. such weather really leaves me with no mood for work and what-nots, but i still gotta drag my big ass piku down to school, and then to work, and thankfully the day ended with jane's party. so that was nice. slept through most of the morning, so i didnt exactly manage to watch the rain. i'd love to click click click on my keyboard with the rain tapping on the window in front of me and the city of angels soundtrack playing on my itunes. mmm.

i am nadi; :] at 11:14 PM


Sunday, September 17, 2006

with this new baby, i can watch myself on screen :)

i am nadi; :] at 5:59 PM


now what?

i am nadi; :] at 1:50 AM


Saturday, September 16, 2006

Wan helped me finally get rid of my fringe.
well at least its as short as nadi plush's.

i am nadi; :] at 12:35 PM


Thursday, September 14, 2006

ive been sick for the past week, and im not getting any better. i feel like shit, look like shit, and really would appreciate it, if no one comes up to me with shit. there's so much fucking work to do, and all i wanna do is get some bloody decent rest.

i am nadi; :] at 1:57 AM


Friday, September 08, 2006

sudden craving for sticky date pudding from marmalade pantry. it sounds ridiculously revolting i know, but lemme tell you its a step away from heaven. no wrong. it is heaven. shit man. i want it now now now.

i am nadi; :] at 11:49 AM


Thursday, September 07, 2006

grr. okay so the first pitch for our publication wasn't a disaster, but thats our first goodbye to the $100,000 publishing deal. kelly, editorial director of pageone publishing, commended our efforts for putting up a pretty good presentation and atmosphere. for those of you who's never heard of kelly cheng, here's a little insight; small in frame, she is the editorial director of the very well-known pageone publishing. a prominent figure in the design scene, frequently featured in various media, she is also a regular member in the judging panels for both local and international design competitions. she also sits on various advisory panels, including her recent appointment to the Communications Advisory Group of The National Art Gallery.

ok so i cut and paste that little bit about her lah. but so what. its true.

on a personal note, she single-handedly shot us dead at the pitch. shot us dead with us wanting to be more alive than ever before. a VERY, yes VER-RY, inspiring woman, who knows her shit, and can spot ours within a blink. she left us thinking with a whole string of thoughts after our presentation, on what the real world really wants. by the looks of it, she shot the lecturers down too. her words were so full of substance that even till now, bits of her critical review is still playing in my head. bang! bang! ergh. fuck lah. we did good, and we all know that we badly, desperately want to clinch this publishing deal. i mean imagine the damn exposure man! ok so we'll work our asses for the next month for our 2nd pitch.

kelly, we'll see you again in october. we want the $100,000.

oh and for the record, johnny lau, creator of Mr. Kiasu (cmon you all know mr kiasu dont you??), another very talented man (but really tough to work with, and im not kidding on this), is sort of our mentor for this publication, and without him, i dont think we'll even be close to smelling kelly's door.

okay okay. i wanna see our damned book in the shelves dammit!

i am nadi; :] at 11:31 PM


Tuesday, September 05, 2006

koh phangan, sept 2005

i had this sudden memory of the trip i had to thailand about a year back. as depressing and lonely as the 14 hour bus rides were, yes there were 2!, i enjoyed my solace and it felt like those were the very moments i really knew myself. the endless silence of the night, over a dim light and the rape of nanking, i couldnt have felt closer to myself. i guess my emotions made up for the silence. it wasnt happy happy per se, but i guess it did me some good. i guess it did me some good.

james blunt answered my prayers.


okay that aside, im very tempted to take a short trip to somewhere. somewhere, somewhere. anywhere! i havent travelled for some time, ok genting with family does not count, and im in desperate need to get out and smell the world. i have exactly 2 months till my 4 (hopefully 5) week europe trip, and somehow, time seems to have stalled somewhere. somewhere, somewhere. well hurry up already. i need some cheap fags, booze and dirty laundry!

oh and some spanish air, no?

i am nadi; :] at 12:55 AM


Sunday, September 03, 2006

"As we grow up, we learn that even the one person
that wasn't supposed to ever let you down probably will.
You will have your heart broken probably more than once
and it's harder every time.
You'll break hearts too,
so remember how it felt when yours was broken.
You'll fight with your best friend.
You'll blame a new love for things an old one did.
You'll cry because time is passing too fast,
and you'll eventually lose someone you love.
So take too many pictures,laugh too much,
and love like you've never been hurt
because every sixty seconds you spend upset
is a minute of happiness you'll never get back."

i ripped this off someone's blog, and thought its something that a lot of us- a lot of us who are busy and stressed up with work, a lot of us who kinda forget what it feels like to have a life, a lot of us who cant stop fighting, might wanna hear.

don't know whats up with me and feeling all fuzzy and nice these few days. weird eh? sigh. but i shall take it all in like a man.

and good day to you too mister.

i am nadi; :] at 9:53 PM


Saturday, September 02, 2006

Corinne Bailey Rae - Put Your Records On (acoustic) LIVE

im feeling all good and nice, warm and fuzzy (which comes by really rarely), and i wanna just ride around on my bicycle singing to this song :)

Three little birds, sat on my window.
And they told me I don't need to worry.
Summer came like cinnamon
So sweet, Little girls double-dutch on the concrete.

Maybe sometimes, we got it wrong, but it's alright
The more things seem to change,
the more they stay the same
Oh, don't you hesitate.

Girl, put your records on,
tell me your favourite song
You go ahead, let your hair down
Sapphire and faded jeans, I hope you get your dreams,
Just go ahead, let your hair down.

You're gonna find yourself somewhere, somehow.
Blue as the sky, sombre and lonely,
Sipping tea in the bar by the road side,
(just relax, just relax)
Don't you let those other boys fool you,
Gotta love that afro hairdo.

Maybe sometimes, we feel afraid, but it's alright
The more you stay the same,
the more they seem to change.

Don't you think it's strange?
Girl, put your records on,
tell me your favourite song
You go ahead, let your hair down
Sapphire and faded jeans,
I hope you get your dreams,
Just go ahead, let your hair down.

You're gonna find yourself somewhere, somehow.
Just more than I could take,
pity for pity's sake
Some nights kept me awake,
I thought that I was stronger
When you gonna realise,
that you don't even have to try any longer.
Do what you want to.

Girl, put your records on,
tell me your favourite song
You go ahead, let your hair down
Sapphire and faded jeans,
I hope you get your dreams,
Just go ahead, let your hair down.

Oh, You're gonna find yourself somewhere, somehow

i am nadi; :] at 10:25 PM


lookie lookie, who goes there?

go wild, go wild!

from the we love july babies! picninc.

i am nadi; :] at 1:11 AM


from the we love nadi plush! dinner ;)

i am nadi; :] at 12:31 AM