Happy Lunar New Year!

Hello everyone who cares enough to pop by! Gong Xi Fa Cai and Happy New Year!

Not sure why…new year celebrations gets less exciting over the years. It used to be very noisy at Grandma’s with lots of screaming kids but now that they’ve reached their adolescence, they just watch tv. (It’s the act cool rebellious stage) The extended family have gone through quite a rocky time during the past few years. Numerous changes and we only get to see each other once a year as everyone grew up. Seeing how big those little kids are makes me feel old. But not really old since there are cousins who are about 10 years older than me.

Chatted with them and it was hard to tune to speaking to them adult-like. Since I was the so called older one who plays with them childishly in the past. Nonetheless, it was good to have caught up with them. Gosh…I feel old.

LAS Dinner and Dance @ Velvet Underground

We attended LAS’s 2nd Annual Booze and Dance Dinner and Dance. I’ve been to a few D&D myself back with Dad’s previous company but this is probably the first time I’ve been to one held in a club. The “dinner” part might be a little misleading as there wasn’t much dinner unless dinner means trays of finger food that doesn’t fill you up. Well, the drinks, on the other hand, were flowing freely and easily.

The company brought down this drum ‘n beats percussion troupe, Wicked Aura Batucada. I thought they were awesome, energetic and really brought the festive celebration up a notch. When I turned back to look at the rest of the crowd, I found most of them merely watching the performance with arms folded in front of them. For a bunch of guys who were supposed to be artistic and liberal, they looked like a bunch of stiffs watching a concert. It wasn’t til much later in the night and during the band’s second performance segment that people started moving to the beat, I guess that’s when the alcohol in their blood has reached optimum level. Some of them were starting to look silly.

Those who didn’t win anything during the lucky draw had the chance to pick up a goodie bag. Inside were mugs of assorted Star Wars design. I was about to use the mug this morning for breakfast when I noticed a label at the bottom. It says that the mug contains one or many chemicals known in the state of California that causes cancer and reproduction disorders. Needless to say, I went back to my old mug. Is the label for real or are the mugs merely for decorative purposes?? :???:

NOI prize giving ceremony

Cynthia asked me if I would like to be the emcee for the above event and I took it up since it was a week away (at that point in time) and very little preparations would be needed. Little did I know that I would have the honour of meeting A/P Martin Henz. He seemed like an ordinary guy who’s being a doting father to his 2 children by bringing them to the event. We exchanged formalities, mostly about what I am doing here in NUS.

It was only after he left the LT, that I found out that he was the founder of FriarTruck. The company that created this little creature that went to Mars. that provided the scheduling software for this little guy.

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Apparently, he had to rush off to the airport after this as he is coaching an international school in soccer. It is cool or what?