Saturday, December 23, 2006

Quick Update

So I finally graduated. And the road ahead is still unclear. I just came from San Diego and am now in the Bay Area. Will head back to Phoenix before making my way to New York/Boston. Will also head for Taipei before returning home to KL (free stopover :P)

Friday, December 15, 2006

Please wake me up at 7 and at 8
I am wasted. 4 drinks in less than an hour

It's Over

Life as I know it has ended. Well, life since August 2005. This is so surreal. I want to talk to someone but no one is around. Where is Louise when you need her? It's 10 p.m. and I am my obsessive self playing Misia's Everything over and over again. There are parties going on I guess. But I am not in the mood. I just finished a paper 3 hours ago. The last academic paper for a long time from now, if ever again.

The best part about the past 16 months is very cliched but I mean it. The best part is the people. Wonderful friends who I could count on, who I could trust and friends who care about each other. I won't name names here, but you know who you are. I am gonna miss the craziness and comfort a lot once we leave. I chose the road less travelled, again. And well, the intangibles are wonderful in my decision.

I am not even ready to walk down the commencement ceremony tomorrow morning. I feel empty. Very empty. Even alcohol won't get me up and about jumping for joy tonight.

My room is a mess. It's like a hurricane aftermath. Wonderful.

I miss you people already.


Haha. I graduate tomorrow! Erm, now how to pack ah?

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Somebody make sure I wake up at 7 a.m. for my exam 7 hours from now

I am so tired. I need a holiday. Another road trip (now, now people, don't jump...I'll try not to drive in the rain or snow :P) maybe?

I just spoke to my roomate. His fiancee is coming tonight for the graduation. And I now know my graduation ceremony is at 10 a.m., and I have to be there by 9 a.m.

Now, who's gonna play pretend as my family?


And I don't even know what time is my graduation ceremony on Friday. I need to calm down, stop cleaning and packing, and study for my exam!

Urgh. My room is a huge mess.

The First of Many

The first to leave campus for home is Lana. We had a dinner at a nice Italian place before sending her off tonight. It dawned upon me that there will be more farewells in the next few days, even as I am snowed under an exam and a 15 page paper to write tomorrow (due to my own folly of loading up my credits when not required :P).

Farewell Lana. Hope we will meet again in the future.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

It Is Not Hitting Me Yet

I am not quite ready to graduate. But the ceremony is 2 days from now. Well, I have my gown and cap. But I still have a take home final to do, a final exam on Thursday morning and a 15 page paper due the same day. And because yours truly is not really good at managing time and tend to get distracted by a myriad of things available around him, he is awake at this hour trying to catch up.

Don't even start talking about packing. I need to leave my room by this Sunday! And I don't have any plans yet!

But I think I should be flying home before mid-January. And I need to decide which job offer to take up. Decisions, decisions, decisions. Right now I am just lazy, too lazy even to think about my trip to Taipei in January, tempted to abort it :P

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Sunday in the Park

Strangers from afar
Passing with not knowing
But on treks home
In the glow of the night light
Sharing in silence in the still of the night

Amidst the light of stars
Sometimes waiting, sometimes trailing
Warm it is on the way home
Even though the winter bites
A walk to remember in the still of the night

Monday, December 11, 2006


Walk tall. The soulful self. No one's like you. An awareness of emotions and mind. So clear. Lucid.

Walk tall. Carry on like life never failed you. Walk away.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Holy Grail

After two gas stations down the lonely stretch of Americana, none carried the holy grail of American consumption. It was down to an store of world repute to show us the the way. On a dark lonely road, the holy grail was found. All 64 oz. of it.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

So Cold

So cold, bitter winter this will be, he guesses. He looks over the browning fields out of his slightly elevated wooden plank porch. The porch has a dull dark brown color to it, aged as he was. Maybe not, probably even older than he is.

He remembered when he was a child, carefree, running across the fields with neighboring children. His momma would call out from afar when supper was ready. He always looked forward to the pumpkin pie which was an occasional treat. Papa would walk back in his denim overalls, hands rough from a lifetime of toil on the land. Papa would carry him on his back, giving him a view far out across the fields, barns and windmills.

It all seemed like yesterday. But it is all quiet now. No sound except that of flapping sounds and wild winds whooshing. Forced solitude this is, as the young no longer see the point of being here. Moved on. Packed up. Only the land and he.