Resurrectiontsewei | November 8, 2008
There’s really no excuse. Writer’s block, exhaustion, no inspiration, the Internets broke down or the dog ate it – I really have no excuse for not updating this blog for the past 3 months!! haha. Many things have come and passed, but the fact of the matter was, I just simply didn’t feel like putting myself up to writing stuff down. In other words, I was lazy. LOL.
But today’s different. I’ve planted my butt here, logged in here, deleted some spam comments, and here I am on the Write Post page, ready to resurrect this dead blog site. So what the heck – here’s a quick rundown of what’s gone by in the previous months.
Transplanted in the east, and west-bound everyday
I’ve moved to live in Bedok since August. Very simply, the rent here is cheaper. Au Yong has said sayonara to Tokyo and so we needed an entire flat and not just the puny room I had previously. And here we are.
It’s the first time I’ve ever lived in such a ‘heartland’ kind of place. Putting the jungle that is NTU aside, I’ve only ever lived in Queenstown and Tiong Bahru, both really near the city but lacking a township that’s as vibrant. I love all the old-style shops in Bedok Central – the many pawn shops and incense/burn-only-for-dead-people shops – I don’t think I can even find many of these back home in PJ anymore. Not to mention, gigantic supermarkets that are stocked with tons of things. And free buses to gigantic Ikea. Bedok Reservoir and East Coast Park aren’t too far away though I still haven’t gotten myself to go and try cycling.
There’s also a stadium and a pool behind us. Which is why I’ve canceled my beloved gym membership. It’s too much of a hassle to get to my gym now that I don’t quite end work on time everyday, so it’s back to public facilities. There’s also lots of kids here, as well as stray cats, and I have a neighbour down the corridor whose loud conversations on the phone only contain vocabulary of the most flowery hokkien cusswords. Another neighbour down the other end of the corridor likes to blast music on the weekends – I’m wondering how long it takes for his radio’s speakers to fizzle out at that volume. LOL.
Of course, everyone also tells me that the food here is great, but um, as a KL foodie, I can’t comment on that. haha.
Transplanted in the east, I make a journey to the west (monkey king style) everyday. I’ve since changed job as well, and unfortunately it’s a 30-min train ride away. So every morning and evening I join over x million of people in Singapore and jostle for a space on the train. Forget about seats, just be glad you can squeeze into the train at all. And after a while, you start seeing the same faces waiting for the same train everyday at 7:45am at the same end of the platform, which can be quite interesting at times. (I once thought a gaudily-dressed woman was a streetwalker until I realise 8am is too early for business and she did not get off at kallang or aljunied. haha.)
Au Yong’s luckier as he gets a direct bus to his office, but then, it’s the kind of bus that never comes when you need it to, so I guess I don’t envy him either, LOL.
Of course, now that we have an entire flat to ourselves, we’ve gladly furnished it with a gigantic plasma TV complete with sound system & media centre + cable channels + Nintendo Wii! That pretty much explains why things don’t really get done in the house, and that includes writing blog entries. And through the process of buying electricals and necessities for the house, I discovered that Au Yong is more aunty than I am.
We also bought pots and pans, but neither one of us are actual experienced cooks (instant noodles and eggs don’t count). So far, we’ve only accomplished pasta coz it’s the easiest to portion. We really need to start diversifying!
Anyway now that I’ve written this post, I hope I’m back to writing more on the blog! :p