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This is a map of Telok Blangah Heights.

I moved into blk 62 when I was 3. Blk 74 when I was 12 and I will be moving into Blk 77 at 24.

My family obviously loves the neighbourhood too much to move out – but that’s alright, I love it too.


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March 10, 2011 at 4:34 pm

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California dreaming

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I’m so tired, but so, so happy. I’m truly grateful for all that I’ve been blessed with. 2009 brought with it a whole lot of trials and tribulations for my family, if I should say so myself. Heart attacks, depression, stomach ulcers… whole lot of bad things. But I think it’s really made me realize the need to cherish those I love.

So cheers guys, Happy New Year.
Here’s to good health, joy and love.

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January 2, 2010 at 12:09 am

Take me higher

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I’ve finished all my exams, so I’m done with school. No more classes, no more projects, no more exams, its just left me with LOTS OF TIME. And I haven’t been doing the things I usually do after my papers, like clean my wardrobe, table, shelves. I’ve just been hanging out with people and watching 6 Feet Under. Another thing I’ve been doing a lot of is thinking.

The last quarter of this year has been a rather bad one, three of my close friends had friends who passed away. Another’s grandma had a heart attack. My grand aunty had two heart attacks, and today she cannot undergo bypass surgery which she was scheduled for because her kidneys are too weak. I know she’s strong and that she’ll get better, but when she had that second heart attack, my home was in such chaos.

Life is so fucking precious ay? Death is inevitable, and somehow life goes on, but that doesn’t make it any easier.

I’ve begun to think that we need to set our priorities straight. Somethings in life should always be more important then others. People you love should mean more then anything else, and its important to keep these people close.

So that one day, when I am gone, people around me will know that I lived my life in a way that I considered to be full. That I loved enough to leave a mark in the hearts of those I consider important. That I had no regrets, because I pursued opportunities that were presented to me and that I was happy.

People always say good things about the souls that have passed, censoring the bad. Perhaps we should all be aiming to be the good things that we want people to say about us, and fuck the bad. I don’t care about the people I don’t consider important. There comes a point in your life when you are able to distinguish the people you care about from the people you should be cordial with.

I’ve learnt how to tell them apart and I’ve decided that I don’t give a fuck about them, life’s too short for shit like that. So say I love u as often as you can, hold them close, hug them goodbye and kiss them goodnight. Being reassured that you are loved is something that you will never tire of.

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November 7, 2009 at 11:01 pm

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People who make us happy are never the people you expect. So when you find someone, you’ve got to cherish it.  – Skins

This week has not been easy, my home has been under quite abit of stress. I’ve never hated hearing the phone ring so much in my entire life.

It has distracted me a little from studying for my exams which has me worried. But I’m hoping that everything will be alright, and that when I do start my papers on Tue, I’ll be alright too. I deeply cherish those who make me happy, because spending time with them the past two nights is the only reason that I’m not flooding my home with tears and pulling my hair out.

The realization that our hearts are all just ticking time bombs and that you never really know when its going to stop is a scary one. We are not as immortal as we’d like to think we are.

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October 25, 2009 at 3:39 pm

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Diwali ’09

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This more or less sums up what happened over the weekend, I didn’t take any photos of my relatives homes because 20 heads in a living room does not make for a pretty picture.

Other then that, Happy Deepavali (: argh, back to studying now.

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October 20, 2009 at 12:56 pm

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it is the cure!

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Grandma & her best friend of like 45 years having a convo:

Best Friend: I took this new pill for my diabetes and it worked, but my pressure went up so high! So I told the doctor to change it.. blah blah…. (Normal old lady talk)

Grandma: I think its because you need a good screw! Hahahahahah *high pitched laughter*

Mind you, Best Friend’s husband has been dead several years. We will be this awes is 40 years, I know it!

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October 20, 2009 at 11:48 am

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Grandma: Oh you know I was watching this talkshow, and the experts were saying that sex is very important.

Priya: Issit? ok.

G: Yea, even in old age it seems. They were saying that alot of Indians over the age of 40 just stop having sex. But no, you should still be doing it! Supposedly, it keeps you young, and the nutritionist on the show was smiling this very cheeky smile when she said that its important.

P: ok. good lah.

G: And the Man was saying that you shouldn’t deny your urges.

P: hahaha. ok.

G: Yea too bad your grandpa is so old already.

P: Mah, you are old too.

G: I’m not that old, I’m quite young for a grandma ok. And fit too. So I have urges, and your grandpa can’t even stand anymore.


G:What?? It’s important that you know these things, one day when you get married, you’ll be faced with all these sexual issues as well. Make sure your husband can still stand when he’s old.

P:  Ok mah, I’ll keep you updated.

Said talkshow is hosted by a tranny, who is pushing boundaries in India.

Said nutritionist is a fat old lady who is easily in her 50s.

Said Man, is about 55, balding, and with a BIG paunch.

Can I please emphasize the fact that this conversation has scarred me for life. OH and she NEVER talks this way in front of strangers. Hahahaha, in front of them she’s just this nice little old lady, but in private… OMG, Trauma.

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April 4, 2009 at 1:06 pm

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