Wednesday, October 26, 2005

I'm Back

It's been a long while since I last placed an entry. And as my first post in this resurrected blogspot, I will neither recount the reasons why I stopped writing nor what has transpired in the last three months. All my close friends know all these already. There's no need to go into it.

So, if you happen to be reading this and if you are wondering on both points, it simply means that, for some reason, I don't trust you with the goings on in my life... and heck no, I won't write about it just to satisfy your curiosity. Hehe. (Just workin' up a lil attitude).

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Friendster has this new feature called "Who's viewed me". I was surprised to see an African-American dude viewing my page...a total stranger.

Some weekends ago, Tegs and I were at the mall. I was busy looking at some stuff at Guardian just going about my business. A lil while later, Tegs - with her amused smile - tugged at my arm and whispered: "4 oclock. black guy checking you out". True enough, I looked over and there he was, openly staring at me.

These 2 incidents, apart from other previous ones, has led my friends to come to 2 (crazy) conclusions.

(1) Like a newly launched consumer product, I have a specific "target market". I really dunno why that is. Hmmm. Do I exude an aura that screams "wanted personal Jay-Z"?? Probably. I guess everyone else just doesn't seem gangster enough. Hehe.

(2) Given (1), second conclusion is that I am in the wrong country and/or continent. Singapore, indeed, has a small African-American community. Problem? Not really. My friends are creative enough to come up with a solution... that is, Google! They cleverly suggest that I google my way to finding out about people and recent events, crash into parties, blend into the circle...with the end goal of finding me a "brother". LOL.

As that saying goes, "once you go black, you can never go back". Oh well.

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The past week has been "busy" in so many levels.

Busy with work. It's a stress. They almost had my fly to Germany (again) to wrap up the remaining reviews for sign-off. I had to fight that off, clearly declaring that I cannot be out of town. The girls are coming over for a visit this weekend and I'll be triple dead if they get here without me around.

Busy with laundry. As the girls are coming, I have to make sure that mi casa is in proper order. Fresh sheets and towels for the guests should be readily available.

Busy with planning. Itinerary. I'm fixing a day to day schedule to make sure they'd be able to see all the cool spots and shop at all the cool places. Rhea brought up the idea of having a back-up plan in case it rains. It's been raining a lot the past few days, and hopefully the weekend will be clear. But just in case...should think about plan B.

Busy with chatting. Yes. I'm back online almost every night. The web has become my friend once again.

Busy with "thoughts". Thought provoking emails and pictures... I'd rather not go into detail. Hehe.

Busy with class. I've been going to belly dancing and freestyle (hiphop) classes. Pretty fun and Remo (the teacher) is pretty cool.

Busy. Busy. Busy. It's all good :)