Zhou Pei Lin

And I find it kinda funny

I find it kinda sad

The dreams in which I'm dying

Are the best I've ever had

Yin Yang

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Sunday, June 25, 2006

Friday at work was odd.

I was the only person in the office, as everyone else had gone on a company retreat to Bintan. So I had everything to do planned out. In the morning I would mail out the "Thank You" cards and a surrender form, call up a client to remind her that she had a medical checkup on Saturday and pick up calls for my colleagues, and in the afternoon I would accompany a boss's client to the hospital for her checkup.

It turned out that I had a bit more to do. Some new forms that had come in on Thursday night after I had left. That was okay, it was finding out what to do. Then there was a problem over at the payment side. I was slightly annoyed, but I did my job.

In the afternoon, I was to take a Kazakhstani lady to KK Hospital for a checkup on behalf of one of my bosses. She took her twelve year old daughter along with her too. But this little girl is the most charming girl I've ever met. They both look Chinese, so imagine the nurses' faces when I tell them that they cannot speak the language.

But the thing that struck me the most was how cheerful they were. Remember the little girl I mentioned? She wasn't just polite, she was extremely friendly. I could talk to her normally, and it was great. She was reading a book that was written in Russian, and she'd tell me about it.

But she got me thinking about how little people seem to realize that just a small, friendly smile can brighten up a person's day. She definitely brightened mine up. Her "thank you's" are smiley, happy and heartfelt, and I thought it was just her innocence; but her mother was the same, and I was amazed.

I'm definitely going to be smiling a lot more after this.

. // prawninator | 23:39 + ~

Friday, June 16, 2006

I've decided to try and auction my drawings for the sake of the "Poor Gamer Girl Fund" (aka the "Get Perlin To America Fund").

I am not going to be cocky and boast, saying that my drawings are the best and all that, but the fact is, even though I'm just an amateur with no artistic schooling, I put time and effort into every drawing I make, so don't think I'm just breezing through all this.

So if you look at my little links bar, there's a new link there. Feel free to click on it to see what I've got (so far) and send an email with the picture number of the drawing you're interested in.

Prices start at US$50 (excluding shipping).

. // prawninator | 03:04 + ~

Sunday, June 11, 2006

I was just thinking of how many planes I took in the three months I went to and was in the United States. Singapore to Incheon, Incheon to San Francisco, San Fracisco to Phoenix, Phoenix to Tucson, Tucson to Chicago, Chicago to Virginia, Virginia to Chicago, Chicago to Boise, Portland to LA, LA to Tucson, Tucson to Phoenix, Phoenix to San Francisco, San Francisco to Incheon, Incheon to Singapore. That's FOURTEEN!

And you know... on planes godknowshowmanymilesup in the air and reading their catalogue makes me want to... buy something. So I was complaining about how dorky my laptop backpack looks. It is dorky, and I definitely look like a travelling student. Maybe I am. Hmm.

But one product, out of SOOOOO MANY caught my eye. I've wanted to change my laptop bag for a few years now. And I saw this baby on the catalogue. They even donate 10% to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Which I think is a noble cause. And I don't really 'want' something. I mean, I don't even find myself wanting this so much.

So, up it goes on my wishlist along with this. Hint hint, nudge nudge.

The other things on my list aren't tangible, unfortunately.

But I have a goal now. And it's to move to the United States. As fast as pos-si-ble. But the ticket alone costs S$2000, and I already have to return my mother S$1200, so it's going to be a long, painful road. Not just for me, but for everyone around me as well.

Therefore in advance, I'd like to thank everyone for their support, tangible or moral. I love them all, they just have to remember that. Even those whom I haven't spoken to in a while. It just gets hard when you're trying to do all this by yourself, so any help would be greatly appreciated.

Maybe I'll start baking cookies to sell.

. // prawninator | 21:23 + ~

Saturday, June 10, 2006

what am i doing with my life?!

. // prawninator | 23:35 + ~

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Time really does fly.

And I'm not saying that it's halfway through the year already, though it is. I met up with the local WoW people on Tuesday for dinner like we usually do. I went there with the intention to surprise most of them, as most of them did not know that I had come home.

So I made my way down to River Valley, where I noticed Matthew sitting in the darkness, the first one to arrive. I slowly approached him, thinking of pouncing behind him but he noticed me. And when he saw me, he threw his bag aside, yelled, "Ohmygodohmygodohmygod!" and proceeded to give me a big hug. (I love hugs!) One by one, the guys started to gather. Eric, Ace, some guys I don't know/well, Kelry, and then Lex. Most of them gave me hugs. They're really sweet, I swear. :D

Sitting next to Matt was interesting. He's quiet among people he doesn't know, but really chatty with people he's known for a while, like Ace and myself.

A little flashback. It's 1999, I first started gaming seriously. I met Ace and Matt in NetGames then, playing Counter-Strike and Half-Life Deathmatch. Matt was only eleven then. ELEVEN! Thinking back, he's eighteen now. Back then, he used to be shorter than me, then all of a sudden they're all grown up. It's kinda odd. I mean, he's even started asking me questions about what girls are like.

So I went to have lunch with him at SP this afternoon for the lack of something to do, and to catch up with him, as I haven't seen him in a long while. I ended up accompanying him to his dance practice. I was just watching him when a wave of nostalgia came over me and all I could see for a few moments was a reserved, shy little eleven-year-old practicing his moves on the dance floor, and slowly breaking out of his shell.

When we left, I playfully ruffled his hair and said, "You (and Redsteel) will always be my little boy(s)." He just grinned at me like he always does.

Time really does fly.

. // prawninator | 00:47 + ~

Monday, June 05, 2006

I just received news that a "Get Perlin to America Fund" has been officially started in Boise, Idaho. I'm stunned. And it wasn't even Karl who instigated the whole plan. It was one of his friends that I had met and apparently made a big impact on.

I'm speechless, honestly.

. // prawninator | 21:31 + ~

Saturday, June 03, 2006

GMC/MU d- s-:+ a-- C++(++++) L W++>$
N+ o- K w+ O M PS+ PE- Y PGP- t@ 5--
X R+ tv+ b++ DI+ D+ G+ e+ h- r>+++ x+

. // prawninator | 15:04 + ~

Friday, June 02, 2006

I just got home a couple of hours ago.

Flight was extremely bumpy, felt like we were taking nose-dives at certain points. It was extremely hard to eat, and Coca-Cola does not taste nice when snorted by accident due to turbulence. Trust me.

Well. First thing that happened when I met my parents at the airport is that they started nagging at me. Non-stop. All the way home in the cab. Did you behave yourself? You put on weight! Go on a diet! Don't go back there again. Go to church with me this Sunday. Go find a job. Et Cetera. Do you know how hard that is to tolerate when you're hinging on 46hrs of no sleep?

And people wonder why I didn't want to come home..

Actually, according to Starfire, his relationship with his parents IMPROVED when he's overseas. Not that he doesn't get along with them well, it's just that if you're there less often, there's less chance that a fight will break out, like what happens on a daily basis with my family.

I thought he made a lot of sense, which makes me even more determined to get my immigration shit done. I just need a nudge or a shove in the right bloody direction.

I need all the help I can get.
Financial and/or otherwise.


List of in-flight movies I caught:

13 Going on 30
Date Movie
Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
Memoirs of A Geisha
5 minutes into March of The Penguins and I gave up
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
Shrek 2
I Not Stupid 2 (Xiao Hai Bu Ben)

. // prawninator | 03:21 + ~

To whoever you are, wherever you are, I love you. I probably don't know you yet, but when I do, I'll know, and so will you. And you'll love me for who I am, as will I.

You might be living in my neighbourhood, or some other town or country far away. I don't know. And neither do you, at this point.

Wherever you are, I know I'll find you... if you don't find me first.

It's just a matter of time.

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