After much preparation, the young self-proclaimed Emperor of The Han Dynastory is now serving a full-time mission to the UK with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

He will return in 2014.

Hello!

Welcome to the Han Dynastory!

As I am now serving a full-time mission with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I have left this blog under the stewardship of a family member, who may post updates on how I'm doing as he/she sees fit.

Enjoy your stay!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Amusing...

I admit that I am amused by almost anything, from lame jokes to the five-coloured highlighters frequently given away as freebies, but I still feel like sharing the two articles below.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ynews/ynews_bs304;_ylt=Alqa0VgcbfX0y6dajASV_6b9xg8F;_ylu=X3oDMTE2cDJuZXQ2BHBvcwM1BHNlYwN5bl9mZWF0dXJlZARzbGsDbG92ZWR1cmluZ3Ro

http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,1606692-2,00.html

I am not amused, however, by random people on Facebook adding me just because we have friends in common. Especially if we only have 4 friends in common, of whom none of them have ever had more than a minute's conversation with me.

I managed to clock in at 10min 20sec for my 2.4km NAFA run today! It's the first A for 2.4 I've gotten since coming to Singapore. Now if I could just do 8 chin-ups (which is like twice my current average) I will get a Gold for NAFA (assuming I do just as well in all the other four stations as I normally do), with which I can do... wait for it... nothing! I'm not even obliged to go for National Service in Singapore. At most, I can run around with an inflated ego proclaiming to the world that I rock. Yeah.

Incidentally, I calculated that the barest minimum to get a Gold for NAFA is 3 Cs and 3 Bs. Yes, it is possible to get a Gold for NAFA without a single A. Good luck everyone!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Rare Respite

I just realized that right after posting this, if I go to sleep straight away, it will be the first time I'm able to sleep before midnight this whole week.

I watched an old Studio Ghibli Production called Kiki's Delivery Service while completing my Geography essay earlier. The beautifully done background scenery in the cartoon brought fond memories of my highway trips between Singapore and KL. Sitting next to a window on a bus with the curtain open, gazing across the open space where the sky cleanly meets the horizon, it is always a perfect moment to take a deep breath, put my troubles at the back of my head, and anticipate the opportunity to meet Simba once more.

And then doze off. Perfect time to catch up on sleep too.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Simba Dearest

I did the following as a Chinese homework assignment, but since it's about dear Simba I thought I'd put it up here for future reference =) Simba will be turning twelve this year, and is still as active as ever. I can't wait to see him in June! He probably won't be looking forward to the obligatory bath he'll be getting from me when I'm back in KL heheh.

以上的照片里是我和我最亲爱的狗Simba。

Simba是我大姐在一九九六年从学校的沟渠救回来的一只小狗。我妈妈曾经说过她观察到这只小狗有多么的聪明。因此,她决定不把Simba送去SPCA,反而让他当我们一家人的宠物。自从那时候开始,Simba就成为了我家庭的其中一位家人。

每天早上,当我们兄弟姐妹一起准备出门上学,Simba都会在门外等着我们,通过脸上笑容与摇来摇去的尾巴说早安。他甚至会把前腿伸出来,上半身低下来鞠躬。当我们在爸爸的车里出发时,Simba会像兵士前进几步,停下来立正送我们走。放学后,当我到达家门口,Simba将会是第一位向我打招户的家人。他那开心,甚至兴奋的表情,那像小孩子一样无辜的风度总令我觉得回家是回到一个充满爱的家庭。有时候,当我面对烦恼时,我会坐在他身边向他发泄。他两眼看着我表情显得他好像听得懂我的心话。他只需要摇一下尾巴,舔一下我的脸,我就知道他又多么的关心我,多么想鼓励我。这时,我的烦恼就烟消云散。

我觉得我们都可以向Simba学习。我们应该学他如何关心、支持与鼓励亲人。同样,我们应该懂得支持自己的亲人或朋友们。我总觉得自己很幸福,因为我有Simba在我身边。同时,我希望自己的行为也可以让其他人觉得有我在他们的生活中也算是一种幸福。

Friday, April 17, 2009

There Is No Justice In This World

Especially when you're feeling hardworking and decide to tackle that bit of homework.

Then end up staring at a few horizontal lines that begin to mock you with the fact that there's nothing between them but the whiteness of manuscript paper.

And so, a mindless improvisation of illogical motifs ensues on a tortured Baby Grand.

Speaking of tortured, I nearly forgot to remove the chopsticks from the piano after experimenting for Techniques class ideas XD

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Disoriented

I haven't been on Blogger for so long that I was momentarily stunned by the new buttons that appeared on my dashboard.

I've been wanting to post something of significant social meaning that is dear to my heart recently. Perhaps it is a spillover effect from GP lessons, but I keep finding other things to do on Sundays. Like paying off my sleep debts. I am still so fascinated by the fact that you can go for a GP class, have a magnificent discussion with the class that leads to practically nowhere, and still come out feeling pleased like you've learnt something significant.

Speaking of GP classes, I accidentally wrote a 70 word sentence in an essay. I apologized to my teacher haha.

"Let me introduce you to something very useful called the full stop."

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Friday, April 03, 2009

Gaaah!

Sleep is as hard to catch as a car flung from the edge of a cliff.