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the absolute goodbye [Oct. 22nd, 2010|12:21 am]
marcus
 Goodbye absolete-random. 

I believe the time is right for me to move on. to another place. a safer haven. my personal enclave, where I'll be free from all unnecessary judgement and scrutiny. blogging here doesn't belong to me anymore. it belongs to what i want or hope that people will read. 

:)
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Welcome to the US of A [Jul. 29th, 2010|12:23 am]
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[Current Location |Lucky D's]

“Best to place the cough mixture in a zip lock bag lest it breaks due to the pressure in the aircraft cabin” that was what Doctor Michael from Raffles Medical told me last Sunday.

Needless to say, I ignored his advice, thinking that a single zip lock bag could contain everything and as luck would have it; the darn bottle broke in mid-air spewing its contents all over the bag and the other pills. Thank goodness for the 4-hr transit in Dubai which gave me time to drag that sorry bag of stuff to the restroom and give it a good thorough wash before boarding the flight to Los Angeles. Must have looked like a complete fool doing so.

Did I also mention that we almost missed our connecting flight in Dubai? A total miscommunication/lack of situational awareness on the admin crew’s part led to us standing there looking completely helpless and unable to board as the rest of the world sauntered past us and into the plane. Despite our fervent protests and detailed explanations, all she could offer was a simple “You cannot board the plane, you do not have your ESTA”! Imagine the look of disbelief on our faces when the ground controller asked her if the plane was free to take off without us! Thankfully (and by God’s grace), her brain clicked into place and she saw some sense to flip through out passports, thus revealing our VISAS! The next few minutes were a complete blur as she flew into a multi-tasking frenzy, typing stuff on the phone and yelling at people to hold the plane for us. I wonder if guilt had anything to do with her gung ho-ness, which ultimately got us on the plane (seated far away from each other no less). Still, I’m thankful that we did not miss our flight and nothing too serious happened (save for the pretty good scare they gave us).

Landed at LAX, got on the flyway, AMTRACK and finally here I am at San Diego! Lucky D’s (our hostel) looks pretty decent. Downtown SD looks good, had our first dinner in the US of A which incidentally, happened to be the BEST hot dog I’ve ever tasted in my life! It was this mean chili cheese melt dog off Sixth Avenue, diagonally across the Urban Outfitters Store (Massive Drools but self control please).

Got some water and beer off the corner mart and ended the day at the hostel lounge with Clarence, my Mac and some beers. (Wireless here isn’t too friendly, hence the need for strategic spots to get the best coverage). Pictures soon I promise.

Oh and in case you’re wondering, Alex didn't have too good a flight from Dubai and he crashed early, think he wasn’t feeling too good the entire night. Get well soon man~

Cheers ya’all. More stories and pictures to come. Yawn
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what's new arsenal. whats new? [Apr. 25th, 2010|03:03 am]
marcus
Stalemate, boring 0-0 draw at the Emirates.

What's new. We either lose, or draw in a dull drab quintessential do-or-die match.

Yawn. need change
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I finally understand Dad's no lock policy! [Apr. 3rd, 2010|12:04 pm]
marcus
I don't mean to sound angsty or anything but...

i really can't stand the situation at home sometimes, where everyone else advocates the act of locking themselves in the moment they come home. I mean, what happened to good old fashioned HUMAN INTERACTION and OPEN COMMUNICATION? I have to use MSN just to get a stupid message across to my brother. And to top it all off, whenever I knock on their doors to ask/state something I have to put up with a defensive, get-outta-my-face-cos-im-pissed-with-the-entire-world "WHAT!!" or something along that lines.

Take this morning for example, when i called my mom on the phone to remind her something (which incidentally was something she told me to remind her about), she totally snapped at me on the phone! Like HELLO! What logic is this..

Seriously sometimes I wonder what happened to everyone's priorities. It seems the only time we can sit down and have a good conversation is if we pre-arrange a dinner one week in advance and force everyone to sit their asses down for a good 2 hrs in some quaint restaurant. Other than that, it's hustle and bustle (get out of my face) mode.

In fact all these weren't so bad when dad was still around, at least the doors weren't always locked and family dinners weren't a rarity, let alone a good conversation or two.


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Faith & Hope [Mar. 29th, 2010|01:23 am]
marcus
Despite the fact that digilife took up the entire day's mental bandwidth, I think today was pretty straight forward and relaxed. Found a good chillout spot in Millenia's TCC, equipped with powerplugs and comfy chairs. awesome recommendation you! Had my saba fish, yoguru, coffee (albeit non starbucks). Was crazy enough to throw in a tiramisu whilst i was at it. Ate like there was no tomorrow and it felt so good! I'm all prepared to feel like crap when the guilt trip hits (probably tomorrow)!

Ok i'm done and dusted with digilife for the night. It's time to crash!

Been pretty uptight (no thanks to work) recently; so here's a little something to motivate myself to work towards.

1. Getting a new(refurbished) ipod classic 120gig black!
2. White Fred Perry Shirt w the classic blue logo, ahh bliss.
3. A bagpack; if i can find any that is

I hope i manage to rustle up some cash somewhere, somehow! haha i absolutely cannot dip into my savings just for this! My mom will disown me! But they're all so awesome! how ah... OK RESISTANCE! DO.NOT.GIVE.IN

See, life is actually really good! :) I'm feeling the power in me! He has given me strength to tackle the week ahead and eradicate all negative feelings inside me! Praise the Lord for this all, for what doesn't kill us makes us stronger! 

They say old wounds heal, causing the skin to become tougher and more resistant to damage! YES, faith & hope are such amazing things given to us!

Attack this week with gusto i shall!
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I've not been doing enough [Mar. 20th, 2010|12:04 am]
marcus
I'm amazed at how overwhelmed i feel after a simple session of quiet time; of bible study and speaking with God.

I feel like I've neglected so many more important things in life at the expense (excuse) of work. There are a million and one things running through my head now but I believe i can go to bed with a smile on my face tonight because He has made me see the err in my directions and focus and tonight's qt was but a simple reminder or nudge towards the right way.

I am thankful for such little moments of revelations in my life and I really hope that I will stop making excuses or procrastinate when it comes to my spiritual growth. After all, what use is a person if all he/she has to show is material achievements without anything concrete or pure inside? :)

Little nuggets of spiritual wisdom; Amen to that
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Too many unwanted distractions [Mar. 5th, 2010|10:16 pm]
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Believe it or not but I have and will always be serious about my work; nothing comes close.

Like I said, if I had the choice I wouldn't leave the table...

All I want to do is focus on work and nothing else, is that very hard?

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Let me out already [Feb. 26th, 2010|09:37 pm]
marcus
Zero mood for work. Can't wait for soccer with the 24 guys at the cage later, well midnight to be exact...
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I am excited! [Feb. 24th, 2010|05:12 pm]
marcus
Reading/Seeing how much fun my friends are having on exchange now makes me awfully jealous. It's like i can't wait to grab an empty suitcase and jet off to My American dream already...

Couple more months dude. It's not a convenient excuse or anything, it's the start of something beautiful that'll open up new doors and insights in my life!

Beats running around in circles here.

PS - it really is a shame how many spots are leftover considering how i wanted Ryerson and San Diego more than TCU yet did choose them for other reasons better left undisclosed. Nonetheless, i'm just happy to go away for a bit.
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Awfully exciting times (not) [Feb. 23rd, 2010|01:11 pm]
marcus
Feeling awfully depressed in school this week; can't wait for recess week to come! Yet i know i can't let this week go to waste lest it returns to haunt me later on. The amount of work we have piled up is beyond obscene.

Ok maybe i just need a therapeutic outlet to vent it out. HAIRCUT TIME!
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