An ex-university course mate of mine passed away today.
I don't know what to say.
Although we were not close, we spoke a couple of times and I remembered him as the entertainer back in school. He loved to perform and he was good at it. But now it seems that beneath all that showmanship and smiles, he was a troubled man. Perhaps he was driven to desperate measures, perhaps it was an accident. I would never know and don't want to guess. As the his life drained its colour away, I hope he finds what he had always been seeking.
记得有一天我的朋友问我最喜欢喝什么咖啡，我就说cappuccino。他就跟我分析，其实人会喜欢一种饮料跟那个饮料本身的品质无关。而是当我们在享用那个饮料的时候所处在的环境，当时的心情和饮料对五官的抨击。想想他说的也不是没理。因为要我说为什么会提名cappuccino而不是mocha or expresso,我也答不上。反正就是一种感觉。就好像我现在喝咖啡不喜欢加糖了，那跟口感无关，而是因为朋友的影响！以前总是很理所当然的放糖，渐渐变成了习惯，现在才发现苦咖啡在舌后的甜蜜。
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Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Hihi all my beloved :) *HUGS* Sorry I haven't been updating my blog in a while. Haven't got many pictures to post because there is less room for distractions in studio, so we tend to get more work done quickly. Plus, the show is coming to an end soon! I always have mixed feelings when this happens, because there is the relief of finishing a project, and also the apprehension of what comes next. I'll have another project immediately after this, which will take me through all the way to November. It's a long project but my role isn't very heavy so I should be able to find some time to rest in between.
Many of you asked about my illness, so sweet of you all. *muak* I'm all recovered and I feel ok, but my nose is blocked, so I sound terribly nasal. Filming in studio is very monotonous because it's always script read, camera rehearsal, actual take, cut to next scene, script read, cameral rehearsal, actual take and so on... But it is only with monotony will we be able to appreciate the colourful life we have otherwise. I found this picture on the Internet and it is of one of my favourite flowers. Even in the face of rain, it sparkles and smiles. That's my inspiration.
I was watching a programme on cable in studio yesterday while waiting for my turn on set that was talking about the history of Hollywood. I was completely mesmerised by the snippets of movies Marilyn Monroe used to star in. She was gorgeous and glorious in her time, but her private life was in a mess. She grew up in foster homes with no parental love, got married at 16, then divorced and set her sights at becoming an actress. All the marriages she subsequently had, failed and she eventually died from sleeping pill overdose on her 36th birthday.
Often, we pass judgement based on what we see on the surface, choosing to believe that our eyes won't deceive us. But how much do we really know? Beneath that fame, sex appeal and womanly allure, she was just like any other girl who had her own issues to deal with.
I don't know much about her, and I'm not sure anyone really does, but from the bit of Googling and Youtubing I did, I have newfound respect for this legend.
This is her song "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" and after watching this, and Kylie Minogue's version, I must say, Marilyn's cooing still moves me.
I was filming at this hawker centre the other day, and I noticed that alternate tables had this yellow box drawn around it which marked them out as smoking tables. Since I don't smoke, it doesn't really affect me, but because I am on the receiving end, I am actually very for the "NO SMOKING IN PUBLIC AREAS policy. Unfortunately, smoke is non-territorial, so just because I'm sitting outside the box doesn't mean I won't be affected.
Maybe hawker centres should have gazebos located away from the eating area that are meant for smokers.
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The day I was defeated by a bunch of young punks...
We were filming the scene of 金姐's birthday. It was so fun!! Actually I was very sleepy, cos' it was early in the morning, but somehow when the camera rolled, I became high and started to jump around like it was really someone's birthday!
Although the few of us don't spend a lot of time together, but I felt the chemistry was great. Everyone was just fooling around! 金姐 was so sweet...she fried keropok and made 茶叶蛋 for us! It was like superbly delicious..YUMMY YUMMY!! It's really world-class!
I wanna learn cooking from her~!~!
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I think 金姐 is sooooo cute! It's been a lot of fun working with her because she's got so many stories to share and she cooks very well! Love her so much...
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Always good for a laugh, game for food and have an absolute weakness for all things furry and cute.
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