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Monday, June 29, 2009

Karate

Went to watch the Japan Karate Championships 2 weeks ago. Got tickets from a colleague at work.



Sorry, the pictures are really blur because I was quite far from the stage.

Anyway, went to eat burgers at this place recommended by Maureen先輩 and they were fabulous!!

Some asparagus bacon burger which 先輩 ordered.

Some Avocado Burger

Also went to this nice coffee place recommended by Li Yan who thought that I would love it, and yes, I do. They serve REAL coffee. Yum...

The House Blend. Really good. Body just right, not too high acidity, aroma hmmm....

Li Yan's drink. Iced Caramel Latte.

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Friday, June 26, 2009

2回目

木曜日また病院に行った。

耳の検査をまたして、状態はあまり変わらなかった。ひどっくなてるみたい。
今度病名をちゃんと聞いた。「突発性難聴」という症状だ。漢字を読める人、意味は多分分かると思う。
今回もっと強い薬で4日間の分をもらって、月曜日また病院に行く。もし月曜日まで現状とあまり変わらないなら、大きい病院に行く。
聞く事は出来るけど、左の耳は聞きにくい。昨日からずっと「イー・・・」の音が聞こえる。特に静かの時。時々ちょっと痛い。
でも、大丈夫。だから心配しないでね!
それに、このポストを読める人へ、
ごめん、コメントする時、日本語で書いていい?お母さんとお父さんはこのブログを読むから。この事を知らせたくない。

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RIP, MJ

Michael Jackson has passed away.
I can't believe it. Everything seems so surreal.
I woke up this morning and switched on the tv to watch my daily dose of news while preparing for work. And there it was, on the tv. First it was just "hospitalised" then while the newscaster was reporting on another piece of news, a news alert beep came in and flashed across the screen was the news that Michael Jackson had passed away.
The newscaster mentioned that MJ is a famous and popular idol. And immediately my reaction was NO! MJ is a world icon. I mean, who has not heard of him? And who has not heard his songs?! His famous dance moves? The moonwalk?
I was never a fan of MJ. I mean, yea I like his songs and listened to them while I grew up. But I never counted myself as a fan. Yet, I am filled with sadness when I heard this news. He has changed the music world so much, and entirely redefined the meaning of being an entertainer. And it was really sad that the media (as usual) had to make so much fuss about his personal life, so much so that so many people in the world looked at him in a negative light. Who cares?! I mean who wants someone or everyone to butt into your own personal life? The important thing is the MUSIC and the ENTERTAINMENT! And I think alot of people forgot that. The world has really lost someone influential, important, someone who changed the music industry, and someone who dared to be different. Michael Jackson will always be a legend, standing among the greatest musicians and entertainers of all time.
RIP.

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Monday, June 22, 2009

6月22日

最悪の日だ。

朝から耳はおかしくて、水が入ったと思った。
一日中そのせいで、ちょっとイライラしていた。
課長と会社の先輩は病院に行ったほうがいいって何回も言って、説得してくれた。
結局水じゃなかった。何何の性??って言う病気みたいで、ストレスや、寝不足や、疲れるのせいみたいだ。

で、今日は誕生日の事を会社の人を知ってて、仕事終わった後、飲みに行った・・・

けど、何か最後の時、調子悪くなったかな?吐いた。
あまり飲んでなかったけど。多分耳のせい??調子が悪くなったかな?
皆お祝いしてくれたのに、迷惑をかけて、最悪だ。

まぁ、結局最悪の日だった。

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

遥か

遥か
lyrics by GReeeeN
music by GReeeeN

窓から 流れる景色変わらない
この街旅立つ 春風舞い散るサクラ
憧ればかり強くなってく

どれだけ 寂しくっても自分で
決めた道信じて
手紙の最後の行が
あいつらしくて笑える

誰かに嘘を つくような人に
なってくれるな 父の願いと
傷ついたって 笑い飛ばして
傷つけるより 全然いいね
(母の愛)

あの空 流れる雲思い出す
あの頃の僕は 人の痛みに気付かず
情けない弱さを隠していた

気付けば いつも誰かに支えられ 
ここまで歩いた
だから今度は自分が
誰かを支えられるように

まっすぐ見上げ よそみはするな
へたくそでいい 父の笑顔と
信じることは 簡単なこと
疑うよりも 気持ちが良いね
(母の涙)

さようなら...
また会える日まで不安と 期待を背負って
必ず夢を叶えて 笑顔で帰るために
本当の強さ
本当の自分
本当の愛と
本当の優しさ

分からないまま 進めないから
自分探すと 心に決めた

春風想い届けて涙を 優しく包んで
必ず夢を叶えて 笑顔で帰るために

さようなら...
叱られる事も少なく なって行くけれど
いつでも側にいるから
笑顔で帰れるから

どれだけ 寂しくっても僕らは
歩き続ける
必ず帰れるから

想いが風に舞う
あなたの誇りになる

さあ行こう

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Sunday, June 14, 2009

「十二夜」

昨日新橋演舞場で歌舞伎を見た。
「十二夜」という歌舞伎だった。
席は5例で、真ん中で、とてもいい席だったけど、高かった・・・
でも初めてそんなに近くて見てって、すごかった!
Went to watch Kabuki on Saturday with Pamela.
It was the first time I was so near the stage. 5th row from the front, right smack in the center. But the ticket was freaking ex...
But the experience was good! And I was really impressed by the stage and the use of the props.
This Kabuki that I watched on Saturday is actually "Twelfth Night". Sounds familiar? Yupz, it is the world famous Shakespeare's play.
It is really interesting when you see an English play being adapted into a traditional Japanese art form. I thought that it was a really good experience to come and watch this. This particular Kabuki performance was also performed in London.
What Pamela and I thought was particular interesting was the names that the Kabuki performance used.
Olivia - Oribue Hime
Sir Andrew Aguecheek - Ando Eichiku
Maria - Ma
Viola - Biwa Hime
Malvolio -Maruo Bodayu

and so on...



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Saturday, June 13, 2009

・・・

今日会社でそういう事があった。

電話を鳴いた。
課長の電話だけど、相手は英語で話した。
課長と向こうの人と話して、私に電話を変わりたい事になった。

でも、どうして分からないけど、座っているところの室から出って、走って、大きい声で「クラリンダ!!」って

私ずっとその部屋にいるのに・・・
周りの人達は私がいる事を知っているから、皆は「へえ?!」

で、私は「私はここにいるですけど・・・」
他の人も「課長!クラリンダはここにいるよ!」

課長は戻って、これを言った。

「あ!小さくて、見えなかった!」


「・・・」

皆が笑った。

電話の前、課長と話したのに・・・
ずっといたのに・・・

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Filler Post!


This is a filler post - Be Right Back!

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Sunday, June 7, 2009

東京国立近代美術館

I was reading dear Marisa's blog the other day in office during lunch time and my 課長 happened to walk past and was like "Wow! You're reading in Japanese". I replied that it was my friend's blog and he was impressed that it was in Japanese. Then he said that I should blog in Japanese too (he doesnt know that I have a blog), so as to improve my Japanese. Then I realised that ya, I have not really blogged in Japanese for ages. So I am going to TRY to blog more in Japanese. But NOT all.

So here goes.

土曜日マンションから出って、これを見た。
Children carrying a 神輿(Mikoshi), a portable shrine just outside my apartment. Sorry, for the blur photo. Was walking.

Children carrying a 神輿(Mikoshi), a portable shrine just outside my apartment.

Didn't know what was the occasion, but the kids were cute. A tiny procession passing my apartment building.

先輩had 2 tickets to see some art exhibition and asked me along. So we went last Saturday. Before entering the exhibition, we had lunch at a French restaurant at the 東京国立近代美術館 (The National Museum of Modern Art).


このバターはなんと500円?!さすが、フランスから輸入したバターだ。Yea, this butter cost 500yen. That is like SGD 7.50? Nuts!

This was yummy! おいしい!

デザート: Creme Brulee


During lunch, this happened.

私:待って、今感じているの?ちょっと揺れている。
先輩:何も感じてない。
私:私の想像かな?
先輩:そう。何も感じてないから。
隣の女の子:(私たちの話を聞いた後、旦那さんに)地震があるの?

10分後・・・

マラサからのメール:東京で地震があったって聞いたけど、大丈夫?

15分後・・・

パメラからのメール:さっき地震あったらしいんで、そっち無事かね?とても揺れが弱かったけど。

Yup, so it wasn't my imagination! There was an earthquake. Apparently 3 or something on the Richter Scale. It was really mild.

So anyway, we went into the exhibition hall. And there were actually people taking photos. Like, are you even allowed to do that?

We didnt take any photos until we came to this particular painting which was very interesting. So we gave in and decided to take just this picture.

Title of the painting and the artist's name. Basically the title means a mixture of several stories.


How many stories can you spot in this painting?
いくつの物語を見つける事が出来るの?

晩御飯はマレーシア料理屋に行った。シンガポール料理もいるって書いたけど、ほとんどはマレーシア料理だった。でも、懐かしい感じで、おいしかった!

Sambal Kangkong

Lychee Lemon Drink

Fish Head Curry! Sorry, half-eaten. The curry was fabulous. But there was practically no fish.

Nasi Goreng

It was great but freaking expensive.

The following pictures are at my sis's request. She keeps bugging me.
To sis: you can check out this link. But the T-shirts that I bought cant be found here.
http://store.shopping.yahoo.co.jp/tbsshopping/rookies-movie-original.html




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Friday, June 5, 2009



6月5日。特別な日だ。

この9年間の中に、今年のように過ごしたのは2と3年目だけだった。
今日も相変わらず、忘れられない日だった。でも、違う意味で。
この9年間、ありがとう。
本当に。

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