My Thoughts . . .

I haven't really been writing a lot recently and I think part of the reason is because of bad time management and I no long write down impromptu stuff that comes to mind when I am doing other stuff in my life.
Eg. When I am walking down the street and I see something interesting or after a bad day of teaching or even having a totally relaxed day at home having done NOTHING.

I used to keep note of what I want to write about, albeit just a small note of the topic. I still do that on the phone with the Notes app but seriously...I hardly refer back to anything I noted there.

So I'll list down a few things I want to write about now and the next few posts will be on those 'topics'.
If you're reading this, help a dude out and suggest a few things that I can basically use to exercise my writing/thinking/brooding skills. ;)
Beginning to sound like 'Grumpy Old Men'.

So the next few posts might be about Bernie's(That's me) thoughts . . .
. . . on Friendship
. . . on Religion (All the Good Stuff)
. . . on Religion (All the BAD Stuff)
. . . on Living Abroad
. . . on Teaching as a Career
. . . on Being Single (and HATING it)
. . . on Being Single (and LOVING it)
. . . *Please help with more topics*


Recurring Themes

The dreams have returned...
I blame loneliness and the topics discussed last night before bed.


Lyrics - Grow Old With You

I wanna make you smile whenever you're sad
Carry you around when your arthritis is bad
All I wanna do is grow old with you

I'll get your medicine when your tummy aches
Build you a fire if the furnace breaks
Oh it could be so nice, growing old with you

I'll miss you
Kiss you
Give you my coat when you are cold

Need you
Feed you
Even let ya hold the remote control

So let me do the dishes in our kitchen sink
Put you to bed if you've had too much to drink
I could be the man who grows old with you
I wanna grow old with you


National Day 2010

Wish I was back home.




What are your dreams?
Not sleep-dreams. More like dreams about what you want or dreams you had when you were younger about what you want to become when you grew up.

This came to mind yesterday and after much thought, I realised that I don't have or have forgotten what my dreams were.

So how can I truly move forward without something to aim for in the horizon? Is the only way for me to move forward to find a new and clear dream?


A Letter to my 16 year old self (Inspired by Ames)


It has been almost 14 years since I last saw you.
Almost half my lifetime ago.
You are about to take your 'O' Level Exams to determine which path you'll take for the next 2-3 years before serving NS(not THAT bad as it sounds).

So why is an older version of yourself writing to you?
1. Warnings!
2. Words of Wisdom
3. Cos I have nothing better to do while waiting for students to show up for class. (YES! You end up a teacher (for now) and possess dry humour)

[Secondary School]
Please do study harder for your 'O's.
You'll do just fine at the pace you're at and after some running around (literally), you eventually get into the JC you want.
But before you do that, it'll be great if you had more choices. Don't just aim for the school you want.
Aim higher!
Prove to yourself and others that you can actually achieve anything you aspire to OR you might end up having to "prove yourself" every step of the way in the future.



Blogging @ MacArthurs

It seems that I blog only when I come here for lunch on Sundays whenever I am alone for the weekend.

Not bad really. The place is cleaned up and all nicely renovated. They even have a sushi bar and Hanaichi open on Sunday now. Yum.

Eye candy has also increased. Haha. Japanese candy. It's like this place is a chosen hotspot. Not bad not bad.

Coincidentally...my lunch is made up of jap food items only. Pork curry rice topped off with a salmon roll and a karaage roll. Washed down with a bottle of lychee tea. Ah!!! The good life.

Now onto grocery shopping and hopefully ...some more marking done.
Sigh. Aside from the Onde Onde I made yesterday, I didn't do anything constructive at all this weekend.


A Change of Perspective

I had this page opened in my browser for more than a week and I finally buckled down and read it top to bottom.

It's a good read really.

Despite the image I had of MM LKY in my mind, I was quite impressed with his points of view. Especially when several of them actually mirror my own. In areas concerning religion and national (more like societal) responsibilities, we actually have quite similar opinions (based on this interview of course).

If you gave this piece (and LKY) a chance, free from emotional outcry, you can actually see that he is actually very 'forward thinking'. Unlike the image most of us have of a man unwilling to let go of the reins and of the past.

Maybe it's the 'morning brain' or maybe it's that leftover ice coffee I left in the fridge, but one this is for sure, my respect of LKY and confidence in my own views have grown somewhat a little this morning.




Can people be damaged to a point that they cannot be healed back to when they first started?
A not-so-random thought.




Adding Twitter into my everyday life.
It's now on my blog, facebook and iPhone.
Can't escape the world...so lets join it.

Amazingly...I actually hit the limit on my NIB pharmaceutical claim limit for 2009.
Haha...that's all good but my Nov and Dec claims were non-existent!

Least that is off my list of things to do.
Gotta post Deb's stuff...already got the mail parcel...all I need now is to bubble wrap the thing.
*** LAZY ***


Another Year...Another...

I wonder what the new year beholds.
It's almost dawn It's dawn already and I still am not in bed.
Probably not a good way to start a new year, a new work week.
Fortunately I do not have classes till Wednesday.
Another WHOLE day.
But I love it nonetheless.

So what do I need to do once I awake?
  • collect mail
  • claim medical from NIB
  • finish marking assignments and returning them to students
  • prepare a revision for my programming students
  • eat
  • breathe once so often
  • drink
In no particular order of course.

Maybe I'll start to write a lot more this year.

Just finished watching "The End of Time" Parts 1 and 2 of Doctor Who.
David Tennant's last appearance on the show.
And the 'death' of 10th Doctor.
I miss him already...