Sunday, December 19, 2010

California Travel Logs: 12/19/2010 Sunday 00:58 AM

Currently in Santa Cruz. Arrived in San Fran earlier on Saturday in the late morning. Luggage didn’t arrive on the flight, was on a later flight that arrived at 11.20. Jon and Drew went down to the city to get the cars, arrived too late; rental counter was closed. Meanwhile, negotiations with Hertz at the airport. Nice Hertz employee helped us get our reservations for a reasonable price. Waited long time for Jon and Drew to return to airport; their train stopped and they had to catch another. Finally left airport after 1, with Toyota Camrys. Ate at Chinatown, drove down to Santa Cruz. Checked in at Bay Front Inn, poor internet connection. Walked around town, ate Mexican for late dinner. Went back to hotel. Over.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010

And there I was, thinking that I was losing my humanity...

...and becoming more and more emotionless. Yet here I am, brooding. Late nights do me no  good at all.

Is it better to feel highs and lows or just feel nothing at all?

Possibly a better solution would be a compromise between the two choices. But for better or for worse, I tend to be a person who thinks in extremes. It's black, or it's white. I can't seem to comprehend the thought of grey areas. I suppose it's more of a failing of my personality.

Reminds me of this Calvin and Hobbes comic:

Calvin: "What do you think is the best way to get what you want? Is it better to hold fast and never back down or to compromise?"
Hobbes: "I supposed it's best to hold fast when you can and compromise when you need to."
Calvin: "That's a lot more mature than I care to be."

Or maybe insomnia just doesn't do good to my sanity. If only I could get some sleep.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


The best things often come not from the path of instant gratification, but from that of patience. And sometimes, the best thing is the wait itself, where one gains a part of himself for the better. I just need to remember that.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Could everything just slow right down for me, please? =)

Sometimes, I feel that everything's moving way too fast for me. People, my life; it's like they're all just passing me by. If I had my way, everything would just slow right down and give me enough time to enjoy my life. But as it stands, everyone's drifting apart again. And I'm starting to slip again, as I feel my support base moving further away. Maybe I should finally learn how to stand on my own. But I can't. I need others. I'm not that strong.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Not a doodle.

I look, I observe. And I wonder what moulded you into who you are today. Into your past I would like to travel, if only to understand you better. For the past presents a good reasoning for whatever that goes on in the present. And I like knowing the reasonings behind.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

The dreamer

And the dreamer dreams, dreaming a dream that he has dreamt many times before. Because dreamers will always be dreamers. And so he dreams.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Dream a little dream of me

I dreamt that I was in a zombie apocalypse. But then you were with me, so it was alright.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Because I care a lot more than I'd like to admit...

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Lack of updates

I would like to apologise for the lack of updates, I've been quite busy the past few days, having just arrived here and such. Will try to resume drawing as soon as possible. Do bear with me.

Friday, August 20, 2010

The Changi Musings

Sitting here at the airport in Singapore, and you what's going on through my mind? It's the fact that this world is really really small. To begin with, I already saw 5 familiar faces on the same flight out of KLIA to Singapore, one of which being Alexis Chuah, of with whom I encountered a somewhat exciting situation, of which I shall elaborate on further. It brought made me think back to the time when I was in Chicago about to fly home to Malaysia a few months earlier, where I met a school friend of mine, Su Yin. It was somewhat odd yet refreshing at the same time to see a familiar face in a faraway land. And it just so happened we had the same flights to Singapore via Hong Kong. And to add to the coincidences, I sat with the same group of Singaporean girls on the flights to Hong Kong and Singapore. Being on the same flight might not seem like so big a coincidence, but the fact that I was allocated seats next to them was. Just made me realise how small this world really is. Ok, fine, the relation between coincidence and small world might be a bit vague, but it makes sense in my mind.

Back to Alexis. If you may have noticed my facebook wall post, yes, I did run through a terminal, Terminal 1 of Changi to be exact. Her flight was to depart at 5.45am, and so at 5am, we left the comfy chairs in Terminal 3 to make our way to Terminal 1. As we got down from the train connecting the terminals, we noticed that her flight status was saying "Final Call", which was somewhat of a surprise for us, since we hadn't expected that specific status to be showing at 5.10. So we ran through the terminal. And the gate was at the other end of the terminal. But all's good, to cut the story short, she made it in on time, and the gate was still open even when I walked back to the other end of the terminal.

And it also amused me that I know Changi well enough to give a tour around it. It's like my fifth time transiting for a period of 7 hours here. So now I have a routine whenever I get here (if I'm alone).

1) Go to Terminal 3.
2) Get WiFi.
3) Use laptop.
4) If hungry, go upstairs to 24 hour eatery and buy food.
5) Repeat (3) until tired.
6) Go to the comfy chairs in the rest areas and nap.
7) Board flight. Fly wherever I'm flying to.

There is also process "*", an extremely important process, but not necessary all the time.
*) Check-in. Not necessary if allowed to check in at a different airport. Check-in time varies in accordance to when the check-in counter opens.

Well, that'll be all for now. And I'm serious need of some sleep. Hopefully I can fulfil that need on the aircraft. Long journey ahead of me.



Thursday, August 19, 2010

Flight plans, for those bored enough to track me

*All flight times are in the local times of the airport location.

19 Aug 2010
MH 609
KUL (22.45) - SIN (23.40)

20 Aug 2010
UA 804
SIN (7.10) - NRT (15.05)

UA 882
NRT (16.55) - ORD (14.21)

KUL - Kuala Lumpur International Airport
SIN - Changi International Airport
NRT - Narita
ORD - O'Hare International Airport

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Someone you love

Falling apart


...and let the world think that you're really smiling.

I think I'm losing my sanity here

Sleepless nights, one too many. It's driving me nuts, the fact that I can't fall asleep. I just keep on thinking and thinking and thinking. I get annoyed, I want to fall asleep. Then I get angry, because I can't. And then I get Thoughts. And the cycle continues. It's a vicious cycle, it just gets worse and worse the longer I stay in it. I need to break out.





Doodlebook FTW! Thanks Jiam =)


Saturday, August 14, 2010


I just hope that somewhere out there, I'll be able to find someone who'll be able to accept all my idiosyncrasies, my weird habits, my emotional instability; someone who'll be able to bear with me.