Monday, July 19, 2004

Fear, and other assorted things from the weekend

King Ah-ter
Caught the movie on Sat night, and while watching it, couldn't help but keep referring to this brilliant parody I read online and sniggering throughout the movie. Some burning questions:

  • Arthur was helping the Romans? He's only half English? Whaa-??
  • Why is Guinevere and for that matter, the rest of the Woads blue? If it is camoflauge, then shouldn't they be, y'know, greeeeen?
  • Wasn't Guinevere cold in her bondage war outfit (soo ugly too)? oooh maybe that's why she's blue...hehehe
  • Who bathes in winter (in the middle of the woods somemore) with only cheesecloth to shield you?
  • Why does evil Roman priest talk like a Greek/Italian?
  • Why didn't Merlin perform any magic? Chey! Cheat my money!

So yah, the movie kinda sucked.

Out, out damned spot(s)! 

Have recently noticed two red spots on my arm. And bugger, they are itchy. Very worried, as colleague just confided on Friday that her son has chicken pox. Perhaps I am getting it secondhand? Argh! Suddenly feel VERY itchy all over. I cannot get chicken pox now, not when glorious hor-lee-day is coming up in three weeks! Noooooo!

Saturday, July 17, 2004


For the past week, uni has been hosting convocation ceremonies about three times a day at the auditorium. The free space outside is taken up by people hawking special studio photos, graduation teddy bears, bronze plaques of degrees (options include mounting on the wall or placing it in your fishtank) and last minute bouquets of flowers.

I've always liked convocation time - you get to see the students dressed up more 'stylishly', wearing their gowns and ridiculously heavy caps, and their parents decked out in their best looking so proud that their children have finally made it. It's a happy event, people are smiling and waving and congratulating each other. I like seeing the enthusiasm and life emanating from these people, who are just about to step out into the big working world and beyond. And I wonder, where has my enthusiasm gone after my graduation?

Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Been there, done that

Just caught the latest "I heart Singapore" music video with a bunch of kiddies in white shirts and black pants singing in various 'scenic' locations around Singapore ie Padang, lalang field at Marina South. Hmm...haven't I seen that in a Qantas ad before?