It feels funny to listen to Evanescence again. I just randomly picked a CD. Recently I started liking Within Temptation but I don't have their albums. Their songs are like rock songs with Celtic touches to them.
Yeah lots of things have happened lately, both happy and not-so-happy. I went to the zoo with Faith on Thursday, and we spent a lot of time on the swings instead of looking at the animals. It was a happy trip even though it did start to drizzle and all the animals were lethargic and kept on sneezing (which was kinda cute though). Hmm okay except the Baboons and the Black Bears. They fought a lot.
I think the scariest "fight" which we witnessed was when two Baboons, one of which was one of the Leaders there, started quarrelling. I think the other was some sort of "wife". The big "husband" baboon sat there saying nothing and just looking ahead, and then the female kept on shouting and scolding him. He looked damn pissed off lah! Finally he couldn't take it and bit her on the neck, and it hurt so much that the female could only gape in pain but no sound came out. Her expression looked almost as if she were about to cry. But then later without a word, they patched up and she helped the big guy take out fleas from his fur.
After that, it made me think how similar humans are with the monkeys. (I mean, I guess all living things have things in common too, but at that moment I saw it in the baboons.) Other than the facial expressions, the way they move and sit, the way they quarrel with each other. And I think baboons are better people than us.
This is a video during the Polar Bears' feeding time which I captured:
Sheba is waving :DDDD (Actually I believe it's because she has seen the zookeeper holding up the fish hahhhh.) Inuka wil be sent away when Sheba passes away.
Then I met up with Yana on Saturday, and we took this photo with her camera! CLICK HERE.
We went to Bras Basah Complex and had a good spree at Popular for stationery xD And I finally tasted たこやき again! 幸せの気持ちなぁ～～ ありがとう for the presents, Yana! <3 Oh!! We went to the Central Lending Library and Yana helped me find Daughter of the Forest! After 2 years. X_X
The other thing is that on Friday, I went to work as a store assistant at Chinatown. I have a feeling that the boss never meant to keep us at all. And that day, I learnt what prejudice is. Anyway they were quite 不守信用 because they went back on their promises and selfishly made decisions. Yeah I know in business you have to be selfish, but in the first place, don't employ us.
Sometimes I think that things like trust, pride, unity and all those cheesy words, they don't mean a thing for survival anymore today, because today, MONEY=SURVIVAL. Maybe it's because money is a universally understood thing, so everyone prefers to survive through it, and not risk any other way, since humans are afraid of the unknown.
New Year fireworks at Esplanade Waterfront 2007. Apologies for the shaking because I wasn't looking at the screen more than half the time. (Who would?!) 花火がすごくきれいよ～
Quanmin and I never did plan to go look at the fireworks, and to me, it had not been the start of a new year. I felt like there were no new goals, only the passing of each day. But then I got tempted by just the mention of fireworks, so we met Jiawei after that, and went off to the Esplanade.
It was unpleasant at the start, stuffy, crowded, and having a terrible time navigating through the 'tai-tai'-ish crowd. But when the fireworks came, it made us forget all that. Except, it all came back when we were making our way home. Anyway, the TV crew was right in front of us, and they was kind of a source of entertainment for having to wait two hours for the fireworks display.
As we made our way home, the crowd was impossible. The Singaporean kiasu-ism spirit began to heat up. As we were making our way into the Esplanade through the tiny door, the crowd behind us got so excited as though they were going to rush for some goodie bag, and started pushing until I was wondering if they would push so hard that the glass walls would break.
I think one of the amusing things about life is that the funny things we see in comedies actually happen in real life. Like people living in the apartments above splashing water onto the people on the street! -sylvia dodges. xP It kind of pissed me off when it happened, but thinking back on it makes me laugh.
But it all felt surreal the next day. Like as if the fireworks were something of another world we entered. A sort of momentary bliss which evaporates the instant that last spark disappears.
I couldn't get sleep last night, thinking about a few things. 例えば．．． 一、仕事の事。 二、大学の事。 三、私の未来。 四、人生の意味。 五、サイレント・ヒウール (Silent Hill)
I didn't watch the whole show, but my dad was watching it, so I caught the last part while having dinner (that was kind of gross). Even though Sean Bean was inside the movie, I don't like watching gruesome movies. I think the thing that scares me is not about how gruesome all the splattering flesh and blood is, but the fact that it surrounds religion, again. (Okay, I'm not very sure about this, because I never caught the whole movie.) I was sort of disturbed by 「The Da Vinci Code」 too, even though I thought it was not really a good movie, because of the extent to which people can do horrifying things because of religion. And I don't know how a beautiful religion can have been made into such terrifying motivation when interpreted by different people.
Ballad of the Pimp (Japanese) - Maya Miki and "Jenny Diver"; The Threepenny Opera