Sunday, January 15, 2017

好心作怪

I always thought that home is the safest place till something happened in my home. Coupled with the office politics that I was facing at work everyday, and a plan to help people in the time to come keep hitting the brick wall,  I had not been in the best of my moods and get easily irritated. It made me wanting to cancel my CNY gathering plans at my place as there is an uninvited guest at my place.

My dad had known this crazy friend of his, who is of the same age as me through his singing group. She had asked for help to purchase a MacBook for her and she would pay my dad by instalments on a monthly basis. My dad obliged. But I was shocked to find that my study room was occupied by her, after she was discharged from IMH about 2 weeks ago.

I am okay with my family members helping people when they are in need, but not to extent of helping a depressed person who has odd behaviour. I certainly do not want to be accused of invading her privacy or accused of doing unfavourable actions to her. After all, I am a guy and she is a lady with depression, I certainly need to take precautions.

I really could not stand her habits, which include,

  • Turning on the heater despite being a hot day
  • Turning on the aircon at 18 degrees
  • Leaving the electricity on despite being not around
  • Using and taking my things without asking for permission

I am not trying to be racist here, but it is not a surprise that some of you may have guessed that she is from China.

I think I need to organise some happy gatherings to chase away the bad luck soon.

Leaving you with this song that best describes my feelings now.

Monday, January 02, 2017

Back To Live Writer

I am glad to say that I have managed to put my blog back on a new Live Writer. It is always easier and better to use a Live Writer software as I find it easier to input photos and videos. Hopefully this writer can last long enough.

Sunday, January 01, 2017

A Brand New Year & An Interesting Start

I decided to have a rest today as I had 2 full day of activities for the past two days. I would like to thank these friends for keeping me company as my family members are either not in Singapore or busy with their activities at the moment.

30 Dec 2016 - A Post Birthday, Post Christmas & Pre New Year Celebration

I met up with my volunteer friends Angela, Jia Jie & Xiuling for this.This day had been planned since my boss announced that she would be giving us a half day off in lieu of the New Year Eve. We had Itacho Sushi for lunch, before heading for our KTV session at Teo Heng for our KTV session, ending off with dinner at TCC Bugis Junction (utilising my 30% birthday discount in the process). I hope they enjoyed the day as much as I did. I am glad that they liked the Christmas gift that I have chosen for them. This year, it was tough to choose a suitable present for them as my mind was preoccupied by the office politics that is unfolding in my office. I would like to thank Xiuling for baking those delicious brownies for us to try.





31 Dec 2016 - Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017 Countdown

I was invited to this event happening at my KTV friends', Gonnie & Chloe's house yesterday. It was a fun and homely gathering as we got to taste Raymond's cooking and countdown to 2017 at the same time. We also learnt that mixing Japanese choya with green tea brings out the sweet taste of the Choya. I must say that the spaghetti was not bad.




On the 1st day of the new year, I was surprised to be approached by someone, who gave me money, saying that it was for my dinner. I was a little stunned to react. My neighbour, who was walking in the opposite direction, told the stranger that I was working. She said that, it is tough for me, so the money is for me for a meal. This is not the 1st time that this happened. Last week, I took cab after a gathering with friends. The taxi driver charged me $10 instead of the full fare of $17 when I reached my destination.

It is fortunate that I always do volunteer work since my school days till now to pay it forward. As one of my friends put it, "If you think that you are stuck in a rut, there are people who are worse off than you. The important thing is to keep a positive mindset."

This means that I still have to pay it forward with my services where I can. =)


Change

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