Thursday, July 31, 2008


I got something totally cool to blog about but I'm feeling too unwell to write a long post right now.

Gotta get well for Singfest.

Gotta get well for Singfest.

Big man up there, I really got to get better for Singfest!



I was cleaning my room the other day and I chanced upon this.

The Treasure Box!

Yes, it's the really cute box that Lizzie and Shean got for all of us at McNair! It even has Himbo written at the front!

But today I would like to pay closer attention to the post-it attached to the cover of the box.

A message from Nayan!

It's a little note that Nayan wrote and left on my table just before we all left Singapore. Yup, just before we all left.

The note reads:

Hey Kev,

It's 4AM in the morning and I just finished going through our room photos. Really cherish some of our great memories of the room 201, e.g.: Chinaman Kevin, Girlyman, imitating Mun Hon.

Really wish I have roomies like you in uni as well

Luv ya,


7th December 2008

Those were good times in McNair. Sure we did have our share of minor conflicts, but I wouldn't trade my roomies back there for the world. And now when I think about it, I really miss them. I miss teasing Mun Hon's robotic movements as he wakes up early in the morning, Seng Yen's facination with online tennis games, Nayan's books which overflowed into his bed, and Nikhil's antics with the (very friendly) China girls.

Mun Hon's leaving us for the UK, but I guess that everyone else is going to be coming back to Singapore real soon. We should all meet up sometime. People like you guys are real hard to find.

If only I can get such cool roommates in NTU too. Guess I'll find out soon too.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Fastest (And Loudest) Year Yet.

It's the 29th of July already.

Nearly eight whole months have whizzed past my eyes and flew into the realm of the past already. But those were such great eight months.

When 2008 started out, I was a wreck. I didn't have any idea where I was headed, or what I had to do, if I had any purpose in life left. I was hanging on for the sake of hanging on.

Then my close friends around me made me realize that there always was a reason to hang on once you realize that this world in it's entirety is beauty. I realized how lucky I was to have people who were there for me to take me out for a screaming session at a karaoke booth when I was down, and who surprised me with the sweetest ever brownie cake when I needed it most.

And then there was that 2 months that I spent teaching in DJ. It all began with a short phone call from Tysern, and the next minute I was back in school walking into a class as a teacher. I know that I may have gone overboard here and there as a teacher in DJ but I must say that the entire experience really made me grow up as a person. A much better person.

Chong and Patrick, if it were not for our stint in DJ, we wouldn't be half as close as we are in NTU now. And life in NTU wouldn't be half as fun without you guys around. I guess thing's like these really make me think that all this was really fated to be from the very beginning.

Then it was the one nad a half months I spent working at SummerHill Realty. Working at SummerHill was truly my first experience of helping to manage a business, and it really opened my eyes to a lot of things. My experience as an administrative assistant there really gave context to the subjects that I was about to study in business school and now I can see how all that seemingly unrelated subjects are relevant to my future.

All the partying, heartfelt talks and yum-cha sessions in the past 8 months made time fly by at the speed of light, and here I am, a university student embarking on my whole new adventure at NTU.

If there's one important life lesson that I've truly learnt lately, it's this:
Life's short and time passes by the fastest when you're truly having fun. Live every moment to the very fullest.

And that's exactly how I want my new life in NTU to be - to be lived to the very fullest.


And that's why this weekend I'm attending the most happening music festival in Singapore, Singfest 08! And I got a weekend pass along with Hamlet and Roger!

Singfest 08!

Here's the lineup!

Lost Prophets
New Found Glory
Simple Plan
Crowned King
Melenie Subono

Alicia Keys
Panic at the Disco
Jason Mraz
One Republic
Stacie Orrico
Jamie Scott
Rick Astley
The Pussycat Dolls

(Check out the Singfest website at

It's going to be awesome and thinking about it is getting me all excited already! I'll finally get to see Panic live on Sunday! *GRINS WIDELY*

Panic! At The Disco

So if any readers are going to be at Fort Canning park on either Saturday or Sunday, let me know! I'll be a great opportuity to hang out and chill to great music!

Now, I got to go back to my Singfest music diet to psych myself for the weekend!

Hamlet's Hero out!

Monday, July 28, 2008

When the chemistry is just right.

The three kawan reunited.

Times only get this good when the chemistry's just right. Right to the last drop.

It's only going to keep getting better.

With people like you guys around, that's definitely going to happen.

Saturday, July 26, 2008


It was a hard 5 and a half days at camp. We were running around all the time with little time to even get enough sleep, only sleeping for about 4 hours a day on hard surfaces.

At the very beginning, it was so difficult that we were all counting down for it to end.

But the magic in Castovia started working.

We struggled in games together, we marched through all over Singapore together, we got soaked in all sorts of gooey and disgusting substances together, and it pulled us together.

I was lucky to be in a wonderful OG. We were all slackers and we always moved slower than all the other groups, but we always somehow managed to still come up tops in competitive games with the other groups.

And it's over now.

But I'm old enough to realise that every ending is also a new beginning.

Go Ayden! Lets do our very best to make our university lives the best ever!

After all that sleep deprivation over the past 5.5 days, I really can't write any more.

Hamlet's Hero out.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Going with the morning dew.

In less than eight hours time, I'll be on a bus en route towards Singapore. And this time, I'll be some time till I get to sleep on my comfy bed again in my nice cozy room.

I'm going to miss my little brother's loving little hugs, mummy's cooking, daddy's laughter and of course teasing Keefe all the time. I've been home for so long and it's so great that I don't want to leave. It's just too comfortable here.

But the clock is ticking. And time's just about up.

Gotta grab my bags and go with the morning dew.

Come noon, I'll be in Singapore again. Singapore, round two. This time, I'm gonna win. I'm gonna win big. Mark those words.


My freshman orientation camp is starting at 4pm tomorrow, and so it's going to be 5 days without access to the net for me.

Let's see what stories I'll have to tell when I get on the net again! I've got a feeling that it's going to be good!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

It's times like these which you really treasure.

No amount of money can buy friends like these.


Thank you so much for sticking with me through thick and thin; through somewhat sane times and those outrageously insane and everything.

I know that I'm not a master planner, and many a time I do end up organizing something at the very last minute, but you guys still made the effort to show up. And that makes all the difference.

We've left DJ for so long already, but I'm proud to say that I felt as though I never left. We're still as close now (if not closer) as we were before and I know that you guys are people that I can count on, till whenever and whatever.

It's going to be hard leaving you all for Singapore, but I know that wherever we go in the world, wherever we end up studying or working, we still have a place to go back to. The place we grew up - Petaling Jaya.

And I know, with all you guys around, it will be somewhere that I can come back to for many, many more years to come.

I wish each and every one of you the very, very best and you know I'll make the effort to keep in touch as I always do. You know I love you all so much.

Lets live our lives to the very fullest and come back with more stories to tell. I'll love to hear them all. All the crazy, crazy stories that are your lives.

And know that you can always come back to this blog. I'll be here. Keep in touch people!

Your one and only,

Hamlet's Hero


And I just realised that I didn't start packing yet. Panic panic!

Really, if I manage to pack in time I would be a hero for real.

Wait, didn't I pack at the very last minute the last time around?

Friday, July 18, 2008

Clubbing Sober

There I was - smack in the middle of the action. The strobe lights were flashing; the music was blasting so loud you feel your whole body vibrate along to the beat; and the girls were dancing, some with eyes closed, as if they were in some sacred trance from a time long forgotten, and some were trying to dance, trying their hardest to look cool with their two left feet.

I looked around the room, and through the smoke, through the bad lighting and through the dancing bodies, it all screamed out to me at once. Something's not right.

Something's really not right.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Mood: Apathetic.

Maybe that's the reason why I can't even be bothered to blog or even go on MSN this couple of days. It's a strange, yet surprisingly simple to understand mood - there's simply no compulsion to do anything. Anything, other than bum around and watch movies all day long.

And boom. It hits me. Orientation's next week, or more accurately, beginning in 3 days.

I better get those bags packed real soon. And get those goodbyes said.

It's finally time to get this party started.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

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Monday, July 07, 2008

To the island and back again.

Somehow I just feel exhausted and out of juice now. I think it's because of the recent trip down to Singapore over the weekend and all that swimming yesterday. Everything seems to be flying by at such an alarming rate now. Even college day is over now. University really is going to be starting soon, but I somehow don't feel ready just yet.

Going down to Singapore over the weekend just makes me realise how much I miss my friends back there. Maria, I really need you here! I just can't shop without you! And we always have the craziest and funnest times together! I miss you so much! I guess going back won't be so bad after all as I have so many people that mean the world to me back there. The Brunch Bunch forever!

The Brunch Bunch at it's finest!

Brunch won't ever be the same again without the Brunch Bunch. All the jokes shared, honest Freudian slips and the good times.

When JC life gets harder, the Brunch Bunch get crazier!

We have the coolest of conversations. When I met up with Raksha and the others on Friday, I distinctly remember this conversation we had above so many other things.

It went something like this:

Raksha: I remember my brother asking me the stupidest question earlier today.

Kevin: What did he ask?

Raksha: He asked me (pauses for a few seconds for dramatic effect) "Why do girls complain when they're raped?"

Everyone else: WTF!!!

Raksha: (continuing) "... isn't it just surprise sex? Shouldn't they enjoy it?"


I miss my dearest shopping buddy, and my brunch bunch. I really do. Who else talks about rape as surprise sex?

Uni is just going to be great with these people around and close by. I just know it.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Binary Therapy.

I never have been someone who lacks something to talk about. I'm quite the opposite - thoughts of all sorts, all colours and all shapes are whizzing around in that head of mine and I'm at a loss at what I should write about. There's just so much to say. About life, about people, about everything.

It's been quite some time since I last updated my blog. In these past couple of days there just has been so much going on - outings with dear old friends, meeting old teachers, the DJ prefects installation, music, and getting reacquainted with old fiction. There's just so much going on that I somehow just need some space to retreat into and just think.

I feel that finding your own space and musing on your private thoughts is something extremely underrated. I realized over the past few days that I really missed the hour or so I used to spend alone with my thoughts before I drift off to dreamland every night when I was still studying in DJ. That was so because my mother used to ask me to sleep early as I was still schooling.

When I went to Singapore and started keeping up obscenely late nights, I barely had any time for myself, my thoughts, because when I laid my head on my pillow, I was already dead tired and fell straight asleep.

Maybe that's why I want to travel so much, to go somewhere new, different, strange, and just find time for myself to just ponder over the wonder of my own existence. But strangely enough, I managed to rediscover that childlike wonder for the world and life that one beautiful night.

It was like an enlightenment of sorts. Suddenly I felt this divine light that engulfed my entire existence. It was a golden, calming warm light, and it made me realize that whoever we are, and however flawed we are, we're still part of God's divine light.

And that's more than reason enough to shine with all our might and light up this beautiful world and colour it with bedazzling thoughts worthy of the creator.