June 30, 2009

walked

I strolled in the rain again today. Still feels great but again worried about getting my stuff like phone and wallet wet. I’ve always wished I’d walk the way I wanna walk. Hm. Hard to describe.

I wonder why walking in the rain will become sick. Does it mean showering with water will become sick?

June 29, 2009

Love, Me vs. 会有那么一天

I read the lyrics of “Love, Me” again recently. I had seen the lyrics before, but this time when I read the 2nd chorus, I had a revelation. I guess that’s why I fail literature.

I read a note my grandma wrote back in 1923
Grandpa kept it in his coat and he showed it once to me
He said boy you might not understand
But a long, long time ago
Grandma’s daddy didn’t like me none
But I love your grandma so

We had this crazy plan to meet
And run away together
Get married in the first town we came to and live forever
But nailed to the tree where we were supposed to meet instead
I found this letter
And this is what it said

* If you get there before I do
Don’t give up on me
I’ll meet you when my chores are through
I don’t know how long I’ll be
But I’m not gonna let you down
Darling wait and see
And between now and then ‘til I see you again
I’ll be loving you, love me

I read those words just hours before my grandma past away
In the door way of a church
Where me and grandpa stopped to pray
I know I’d never seen him cry in all my 15 years
But as he said these words to her
His eyes filled up with tears

Repeat *

In the 1st chorus, Grandpa gets there first, and Grandma wrote a note to tell Grandpa to wait for her. The note was literal.

In the 2nd chorus, Grandma will get “there” before Grandpa does. But Grandpa tells Grandma he’ll join her, yet he does not know how long he’ll be.

A similar story happened in JJ’s “会有那么一天“. I wonder if it was modeled after the same song.

一九四三 世界大战
阿嬷年轻的时候
爷爷爱他那么多
他们感情很深

但是爷爷 身负重任
就在离乡的那夜
给了阿嬷一个吻
轻声说到

* 我要离去 别再哭泣
不要伤心 请你相信我
要等待 我的爱
陪你永不离开
因为会有那么一天
我们牵着手在草原
听 鸟儿歌唱的声音
听我说声 我爱你

夕阳西下 鸟儿回家
阿嬷躺在病床上
呼吸有一点散漫
眼神却很温柔
看着爷爷 湿透的眼
握着他粗糙的手
阿嬷的泪水开始流
轻声说道

Repeat *

June 28, 2009

blab

I haven’t been updating a lot, as I’ve been using my handphone to get online since I came back. The keypad is slowly getting to me that I’m seriously considering a new one. I’m on my laptop today because I decided to grab some new songs.

Work has been creeping up on me, in a coincidence that it’s June again, or otherwise. Even so leisure has been quite balanced for me lately. So it seems sports is the lacking factor. Let’s see how it works out next month.

Song of the Moment: 南拳媽媽 – 牡丹江

June 15, 2009

for here or to go?

garage = car park
freeway = expressway
autos = cars
gas = petrol
toll = ERP
restroom = toilet
for here = having here
to go = dabao (takeaway)
shrimp = prawn
kleenex = tissue

June 10, 2009

blab

SQ cut costs. The hot towel roll before each flight is now a cold disposable paper towel.

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None of my colleagues play Uno before. Taught them all the rules and they’re now like hooked on it. Every night also want to play.

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I was at Frys a little earlier today, and 2 men asked if I work there. I answered “Nawh I don’t”. But in my mind I answered “May I help you?”

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Photos for the past few days are uploaded. I didn’t manage to upload it during the conference earlier coz the speed was too slow. There seem to be an inverse co-relation between the interesting-ness of the topic and the speed of the network…

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Put my GPS to good use here. Downloaded the California maps for free from Nokia. Google Maps app could also use my GPS and calculate the route, but it requires a data connection. So I’ll have to plan using GMaps before the trip and track using NMaps during the trip.

blab

boring talk now. Should have posted more since they have subscribed to the hotel wifi. Maybe i should upload photos now…