Wednesday, October 31, 2012

CH133: Life in Pictures: LA Vacay Part 1

SQ Airbus A380 - HSBC walkways
 in flight entertainment 1
family guy + white wine

appreciating some sun set before arriving in japan

having some gin tonic with my meal

bus/tram to terminal

wide expansive road (runway)
vintage car by the highway

fast food at citadel outlet mall

a wall that reminded me of CP

new sunnies from oakley c/o mom because i left my sunnies in SG

watching tv on my sis'60 in smart tv

good morning LA - off to fetch bro, sil and nephew

some photo op

my adorable nephew and his new camera

went around westfield mall

my nephew opposite me eating at a buffet

jollibee takeout

off to see the hollywood sign

drove through the gym where manny pacquiao trains

Saw the hollywood walk of fame

The chinese theatre (is this where some red carpet events are held)

harry potter cast

The road to hollywood

Sunday, October 28, 2012

[Random] Jason mraz

I bought the album after you told me a song of his reminded you of me. ILYCP.

I hope you enjoy your Halloween night wearing the Scream costume. :-)

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

CH132: Diamond Life

Welcome to the diamond life.

I was so wrecked yesterday, my body was so tired and I felt like I was having a hangover from the weekend drink binge(s) CP and I went to. I mentioned to CP how I feel like I just lived through my weekend like how Paris Hilton/Lindsay Lohan and cohorts did before in the news.

October 19, 2012 - Drink count: more than 10 glasses of gin tonics
Friday Day - was on MC. ;-)

Friday Night - CP and I after dinner in Lau Pa Sat - Tapa King -went to meet CP's colleagues in Urban Fairway (Capitol Tower, Robinson's Road) for some virtual golf and of course drinks.

To be honest, I failed miserably at the start when swinging the golf clubs/driver. But I got the hang of it further down after several glasses of gin Ts and more practice swings. Urban Fairway also served their drinks with these very cute golf club stirrers! We asked the staff if they could give us some more. One waiter actually went up (we were playing in the second floor) and showed us a huge pack of the stirrers and told us unfortunately that he cant sell us the bag but he can give us lots and tell us where we can get them.

Golf and drinks are nice activities to have with friends - but I must say, the place isn't cheap. It's on the steep end! I think, after playing 2 hours of golf and 4-5 rounds of drinks for 5 people, our tab was ~600sgd!

As my agreement with CP then was that I will get totally wasted that night, I think I had 5 gin Ts all in all in that place alone. We decided to move out to Club St and had some tapas and more drinks in Spanish Gastropub - LA CICALA. They served some of the most amazing appetizers I've had in a long while! We had truffle mushrooms, squids, octopus and super svelte and tasty steak cubes and others I can't remember.Their version of gin tonic was also new. It had a cinammon leaf stirrer and some peppers in. It was so smooth - not sure if they used Bombay Sapphire though.

After this, we moved to a rooftop bar - still in club st where we had more drinks! It came to the point where CP tells me I was saying this and that and I just had no recollection of doing so. I think I passed out as well in the cab with just brief flashes here and there of some memory. Get wasted goal achieved! I just know I drank more than 10 glasses, but CP tells me I must have drank 13 at least. I've necked a couple of glasses down the line to prevent CP from getting drunk ahead of me! :-)

October 20, 2012 - Drink count - lost count

Saturday Day - I accompanied CP around Ikea to help on what furniture to get, etc for a place we found Friday - V on Shenton Way. But, after walking around Ikea (West SG - not the one in Tampines), CP had hesitations if and whether to proceed with the deal. CP didn't want the hassle of having to buy, deliver, assemble and eventually sell the stuff/furniture. So CP decided to lease the unit where one other blogger stays in as well - not to be named! I wouldn't want to divulge that information here though.

In the end, we didnt get anything in Ikea and went straight to Anj's pre-birthday gathering for friends in MkSurf8's pad. Read more about it here: Anj's Mini Celeb. Small gathering with friends, and I was finally able to introduce CP properly - not unlike before where the introductions were made in Fort Canning with Guetta/Alesso playing in the background. After maybe 3-4 glasses of Chardonnay, we left for home to get changed for a movie and meetup with friends in Chijmes for Soccer night.

CP and I watched Hit and Run. It was funny - but not Hangover 1 funny. So, it was just okay - good. It did help CP destress from all the stressing of moving and leasing a flat.

At Chijmes, we started drinks and a bit of food in Harry's -> moved to another Spanish joint for some Sangria and tapas -> moved to Bobby's for more drinks (gin tonics) -> moved to Club Lava (where CP and I first met) for more drinks because Bobby's closed early.

I don't really know how much I drank all in all. But to be sure, I was so out of it! I don't know what time we left Chijmes but we went to a 24 hour Indian Joint and got one of the most delicious pratas (we ordered Cheese, garlic and mushroom) I've ever eaten (i only started eating anything indian since I met CP).  And finally, once we finished eating, left home and slept!

October 21, 2012 - Drink count: 0
By Sunday, my body was reeling from all the alcohol! I was having alcohol allergy! Ack! I think I only started feeling better after having downed 5 10mg anti histamines! It was that bad!

Sunday was quite productive, CP and I had our time away from each other. I had to buy stuff for my sister's wedding - trouser, shirt, etc as well as buy my advance Christmas present for my family. I spent a whole afternoon shopping in Tangs (orchard) - maybe next time Ill move to Tangs Vivo to do my shopping because of the construction they're doing

As I mentioned in my previous post [Random] 5 day Tweets , the savings vault will be opened and indeed it has been last Sunday! I spent so much Tangs gave me a complimentary meal for 2 in Island Cafe Tangs!I had to get good trousers and a shirt for my sister's wedding! I'm not sure how long the offer will last, but I bought several pieces from N Tyler and they gave me 20% off and a 50sgd voucher! :-)

It was a very fun weekend, but it's not something I'd go do weekly! I don't want to break the bank!!! And, as I said, when I mentioned to CP how it felt like I just lived through Paris Hilton's life, CP was just like, well, we are still young so it's okay to do this every now and then. It was fun in a way to go all out considering how I'll be gone from SG for a month!

This Friday, my month long vacation will start!

As CP has acknowledged, we are still young. I will continue to enjoy such experiences and party at times with wild abandon (as long as CP is there). I don't know till when this stage of diamond life will last. But I will relish every moment, every experience, every party, every silence, everything because there is no other place to live in - but in the now. Diamonds are forever, yes. But diamond lives are not. Only a fool will think that they are forever indestructible. Youth will fade soon as I transition out of mid-twenties to late-twenties and eventually embrace the big 3-0.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

[Random] 5 day Tweets

Thursday October 18, 2012
@tipzstamatic: The vault shall open soon - the savings vault that is! I can feel the gears turning.

8 more days till I leave for the US! There are still a lot of things to buy and look for. A white crisp shirt, maybe new trousers, a longchamp bag or maybe lacoste for my sister, green tea kitkats and other knick knacks that my family may want.

Wednesday October 17, 2012
@tipzstamatic: Finally gave in and bought the Armani exchange weekend bag. "You" liking it was a contributing factor.

The You of course was CP. I bought it and jokingly told CP, well I think I like your bag and you like mine, now we can trade bags! CP's is a green weekender longchamp. A bit serious looking in my opinion, but classy.

Tuesday October 16, 2012
 @tipzstmatic: Will watch Sinister later. But first, some drinks with my weekday drinking buddies at Overeasy to let the alcohol heighten the horror! :-)

I went out Tuesday with CP and officemates for drinks at Overeasy. I didn't know they had Happy Hour and we had like 4 x 4 Chardonnays for 50% off! Or at least I thought it was 50%, I didn't see the bill. After the drinks, CP and I went for a movie date and watched Sinister. It's very much like Insiduous scare - not like Paranormal Activity. The story line was good. I wasn't expecting the ending. But the ending was disappointing IMHO.

@tipzstamatic: 10 days before I fly out. I still need a weekender bag, buy pasalubong to maximize my 46kg baggage allowance. I suddenly feel panicky.

@tipzstamatic: I've been (ordering) toast meals just so I can get the satisfaction of seeing myself refuse to eat the egg yolks. LOL

 Monday October 16, 2012

 Sunday October 15, 2012
@tipzstamatic: Food shot of left over haha. (This) must be why alcoholics are mostly thin
After 5 straight days of drinking alcohol from beer, gin tonic and vodka, by Sunday, my stomach was reeling. The above picture shows the leftovers of my first and last meal of the day.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

CH131: Hater Alert

Last weekend was a very trying weekend - as my friend Ange should know. I'm not going to write the entry about it - as it's not really worth the time and effort to relive the experience in writing.

What this entry is about though - is a hater.

A hater who messaged CP last Sunday evening telling CP that - he - the hater  saw me with someone.

CP talked to me about it the next morning to just make sure that the hater was lying. And I was a bit shocked that somebody would go behind my back and out of their way to say something malicious. I can't believe somebody would try to break CP and me apart.

The hater is Pinoy. CP's friend from before. CP ceased contact after the hater admitted that "its" (trolls are it and genderless right? >:-|) love for CP but CP and I were together by then. The hater knows i'm Pinoy. Is this crab mentality at work? Somebody jealous? Well, whatever. The malicious SMS to CP did not dent US. After CP and I went through a stormy weekend - that SMS is worth nothing.

I just felt a bit concerned on the hater's message timing. Did the hater really see me out? How did the hater know I watched a movie? Can the hater see my updates from facebook or twitter?

--I watched the movie by myself - The Perks of Being  a Wallflower - last minute as I was trying to salvage the weekend by seeing something good and forgetting about the Friday and Saturday prior.

Friday, October 12, 2012

CH130: Response

CP from CH127: The Window Sill asked me the other day to send him an email to cheer him up. I sent him an edited version of: CH128: Read All About It.

The response I received:
you are one of the most special people I have ever met, your way with words and ability to clearly articulate your point and our relationship in a mail is so sweet and special.

I even love that you have discovered Emeli Sande and managed to merge that into a situation where we can relate it to us and our relationship.

I can't promise you a smooth ride without issue as you have already experienced this but that I can promise you is that I will love you and give you my heart. I won't deny you the chance to be happy and enjoy spending more special memories and times together.
This is our time to shine, to live all the dreams we see other people live out. This - my love is OUR time.

I love you [Insert my real name here] - FACT!!!! xoxox

I know, we exploded of cheese balls.
I love you CP.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

CH129: MomMe Conversation

Conversations with Mom after last entry: CH128: Read All About It
(Translated and some paraphrased conversation)
It seems, my mom still remembers how good I was in making speeches when I was in highschool (and maybe gradeschool as well?). She's asking me to make her speech for my sister's wedding next month! My initial reaction (thought in head) was WTF. How can I make a speech and make it seem like it's being said by mom? Well, that will be impossible if I will be the one to make the whole speech - it will not sound authentic if she says it. But, you've got to do what you've got to do. I can't let the other mom get all the spotlight!


tipz reminder. I asked you to make my speech for your sister's wedding
  • 4:17pm

    Very busy at work lately because I have a lot to finish to make up for my long leave
    It will be easier for me to finish and make it if you give me an idea of what you want to say
    • 6:36pm

      Hahaha anything like wish her good life health etc
      • 6:37pm

        That's still too general!
        • 6:37pm

          You decide what to put
          • 6:56pm

            Usually in those speeches they have story telling
            • 6:58pm

              Hahaha simple will do like wishes for the couple
              • 6:58pm

                You type here or send me a story of Achie when she was a kid - a memory you treasure and I'll take it from there.
                If you only want something simple, then you don't need my help with that!
                But you need to share a story. I need that to make the rest of the speech.
                You're flying all the way to US so you need a great speech!
                You don't want to be overshadowed by Jose's (the groom)mom!
              • 7:00pm

                Hahaha oh, don't worry about that, i just dont want to get nervous if the speech is too long 
                • 7:00pm

                  No just a short story will do. Just share the fondest memory you have of Achie
                • 7:01pm

                  Okay, Ill do that and send you tomorrow when I get to the office
                  • 7:03pm

                    Okay, just send me here and I'll make you a 3-5 mins speech. You need a very spectacular speech because this is your FIRST and LAST wedding speech!
                  • Mom

                    Hahaha alright just send me the speech once I send you the story so I can start memorizing

                  Monday, October 8, 2012

                  CH128: Read All About It

                  To say that what we have so far is smooth sailing - is to deny the relationship that we have.
                  To believe that everything has been perfect so far is to belie that what we have is "working" relationship.

                  It's not perfect yet. But we are working together to get there. And that's what matters.

                  To say that I had to gamble and throw the dice for this is not accurate.
                  To gamble is to throw everything unto fate to decide.

                  Like what we discussed - it felt right for both of us so we decided to give it a shot based on feelings from the heart - and not from the gut and instinct.

                  Segway date in sentosa.
                  Avenue Q.
                  Weekday lunch dates.
                  Orchard shopping.
                  Swimming in your condo.
                  Getting a haircut together.
                  Gardens by the bay.
                  OCBC supertrees canopy walk.
                  Supertrees light show.

                  And more to come.

                  It's also interesting how the first time I've ever tried playing/gambling was with you. You bought chips. Played roulette. Won. Doubled the money. Banked your capital. Gave me the earning to let me play blackjack. Won some and lost some. I decided to stop with double the earning. We spent the money to shoulder our dates after.

                  How much do I value what we have?
                  How strong are my feelings?
                  Aside from the feelings banishing any compulsion or desire to puff a smoke (since I met you) ...