Monday, December 19, 2005
all comes down to today
Either we heal as a team..or we’re gonna crumble
Inch by inch..play by play…til we’re finished
We’re in hell right now, gentlemen
And we can stay here…get the shit kicked out of us
Or we can fight our way back into the light
We can climb out of hell...
One inch at a time
You know when you get old in life..things get taken from u
That’s part of life
But u only learn that when u start losing stuff
U find out life’s this game of inches
So is football
Becos in either game..life or football
The margin error is so small..
One-half a step too late or early..n u don’t quite make it
One-half second too fast..too slow..u don’t quite catch it
The inches we need are everywhere around us
They’re in every break of the game..every minute..every second
On this team...we fight for that inch
On this team...we tear ourselves n everyone else around us!...to pieces for that inch
We claw with our fingernails for that inch!
Becos we know when we add up all those inches..
That’s gonna make the fucking difference between winning n losing!..
Between living n dying!
In any fight..
It’s the guy who’s willing to die who’s gonna win that inch
And I know if I’m gonna have any life anymore..
It’s becos I’m still willing to fight n die for that inch
Becos that’s what living is!
The 6 inches infront of ur face!
U gotta look at the guy next to u!
Look into his eyes!
I think ur gonna see a guy who’ll go that inch with you..
Ur gonna see a guy...who’s gonna sacrifice himself for this team...
Becos he knows when it comes down to it..
Ur gonna do the same for him
That’s a team...gentlemen
And either we heal now as a team...
Or we die...as individuals
That’s football guys...
That’s all it is."
Tony D'Amato's (Al Pacino) 3 mins speech to his players before a particular important game in "Any Given Sunday"
Thursday, December 15, 2005
maybe im just the type of person who do not have the flair of writting...unless its pure crap...like writting letters for friends who missed classes...appealing from getting barred etc etc...maybe i should start writting poetry again...not to say that they were class...maybe im a thinker...one who thinks...i dunno...
well...thats it for today
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
on the sunny side...our kitten smells awesome today...been more than a week since she had her last shower...now she smells like my sister!!!..i assume lah...since they use the same body shampoo...well...hehehehee...not that they know about it...i hope...
kitty lookin a lil cranky there
well nothing else to report todayyyyyy...had pretty much a dull day...started late as i woke up late...read a new book...thats about it...
Ben signing off!!
Friday, December 09, 2005
I finally have my internet connection up and running..thanks to dad of course..hehehe...its been like what...a month or more???...good to be back and writting again
I went through one of the highlights of my life 2 weeks ago...MY GRADUATION!!!!...well...the excitement has mellowed down after 2 weeks..so i dont have much to write about it now LOL...but it was great...just great!!!...a wonderful feeling...geez i just cant describe it...to have finally get to this...
here are some images of the event...and also the alumni dinner that nite on Sunday, November 27
ah well...due to some probs...i would only post 2 pics here...more would be in my friendster photos section...
PS: if ive known the internet connection was resumed today...wouldnt have spent my last rm6 at the CC for to pathetic hours!!!
Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Monday, November 07, 2005
I'm still on a high...a feeling that has been long forgotten
Fletcher the goalscorer...tho he it wasnt his intention to head the ball into the net
Good job lads!!!
Saturday, November 05, 2005
it's a pretty hot saturday afternoon...and im left all alone at home...where did everybody go!!!...i have a feeling my parents n sis are out having lunch without me...darn..
last tuesday i went for a short trip to lawas and KK...it was kinda fun...too bad Dad cant join us. okay...the trip from limbang to lawas would take an estimated time of 1 hour 30 mins...depending on the traffic at the ferry points and immigration checkpoints...i've done it under 1 hr 15 mins. then...from lawas to KK...would be about 3 hours plus...thats when you drive an average of 90 km/h...
Spent the nite in lawas at my aunt's house in kampung as the plan was to depart to KK the next morning...for a daytrip only since Mum had a limited budget hehehe...and my cuzs would be coming with us to KK. got the flu...cos of the airconditioner...yeah...i still cant sleep in an airconditioned room without getting the flu the next morning...crap....
the next morning at 6.42 am...we departed kampung to KK...arrived in the city about 10 am...not bad...didnt drive really fast...observed the speed limit and all..hehe...had lunch at this chinese market or something...looked abit ceridak lah the whole place...but im fine with that...then we went separate ways...Mum and the girls went to the clothing and kain shops...while me n my cuz davin went 'sightseeing' ...at the end of the day...i bought 3 pairs of emilio valentino shirts hehehehe..yeah i feel rich!!!...but then i got em on huge discounts lah..hahaha..
on the way back to lawas...we discovered that KK/Sabahan drivers really sucked and have little driving manners...to the extent of cramping the emergency lane when there was an accident about 500m infront...making the flow of traffic slower...and also preventing the ambulance from reaching the accident site...that was the suckiest part...
arrived back in Limbang about 1.30pm on the first day of hari raya hehehe...with a bad flu and strained feet due to the long distance driving...
here are some pics taken by me during the trip...as always using my ever-reliable Sony Ericsson T630 handphone...hehehe..it is a crappy camera phone...but still i love it to bits!!!
Brunei immigration checkpoint at the Brunei-Lawas border...this blue unser kept popping up overtaking us more than once when i dun remember overtaking it...weird...
kampung at lawas...this is one of the walking paths built around the kampung...the pink house would be my aunt's place...and the one after it in the background is grandparents'
the jetty!!!..hehe..the place i used to play when i came here as a lil kid...jumping in the river and all that...nowadays looking in the river freaks me out...hahaha
the jetty from a different angle...Sungai Lawas at the background
didnt take much pics in KK...this is at the coast in the city...lotsa boats ferrying people to nearby islands...
one of the shopkeepers at the Filipino Market...full of handicrafts and stuffs like that...
Monday, October 31, 2005
Went jogging this evening :) though it was only about half an hour...as i started out late...and by 6.30pm the sky was really dark and the park was gettin creepier...no joke people as its kinda haunted as well...so...as excited as i was to jog more rounds...better play it safe and not risk any "close encounters with the 4th kind" ...also at first i didnt noticed that the other joggers had gobe back....only realised that when i stopped to look around...had to run back to the carpark...about half a round...as i was on the other side of the lake...the side near the jungle !!!...and as i got to the carpark...so 2 guys preparing to leave in their cars...phew!!! im not alone hehehe...
Got home and laid flat on my bedroom's floor...then thought of something....got up...took my cell...and started snapping away!!!
this is the main section of my room...hmmm...still wondering if my undies was in the pic
my preffered shaver the silverish "Gillette Sensor Excel" cost a hefty rm14.++
my preffered soap brand "Protex" any 'flavour' would do hehe...about rm4.20...i get 3 bars plus another bar free...weeeeeeee!!!
and here is my preffered toothpaste brand since childhood...COLGATE!!!!..hehe...and the Gel version here is my favorite...
this is my perfume...at about 40 bucks...it gives me a refreshing scent...hehehe
last but not least...my ever reliable deodorant...Nivea!!!...at about rm7.20...this baby ensures that my armpits dont stink and keeps it dry as well...
Sunday, October 30, 2005
on the bright side...wait...there's no bright side...well...there is...i can switch back to my room after a temporary 'transfer' which was much later deemed unnecesary...so Goodnite
Saturday, October 29, 2005
requirements in life... for guys...its money
and for the ladies...sex appeal...
hahahaha...quite true innit?...not that i believe we should live that way...just from by observation..
might be going to bakelalan with mum and uncles...that would be great...the first and last time i went there was back in the 80s when i was still a lil boy...im all excited about it :)
btw...was in town with my cuz davin...bought a water tap for grandpa to replace the leaking one at home....then we were driving around and we had this crazy idea...and u can see em in the pics below
Saturday, October 22, 2005
after 2 weeks of intense driving...being a Transporter...yes thats wat i'll call myself...The Transporter...today im able to wakeup after 10am yippieee!!! slept pretty early lastnite...before 2am...wow...guess i was awfully exhausted...driving almost the whole day...not too mention waking up at 6.30am!!! and the car could get some rest too...hehehe... below are the routine sights i see on my drives…lemme see...
ok...ignore the last picture
datin Seri endon passed away on a thursday morning...was looking for a parking space after dropping my 'clients' when it came out on the radio...that was shocking...she seemed to be recovering and this happened...lovely lady...rest in piece
on the bright side...ive had 2 days of my very own laksa-mania...never consumed that much laksa in my life!!!....alrite im gonna go get some rojak cucur later this evening...woohooo...get some drinks for tonight's big game...United vs Spurs...
signing off...congratulations to Melati Anita binti Cikodok on getting a job..i'll claim my discount ok! hehe
Wednesday, October 05, 2005
Mr Desmond: "Let me see...."
*Ben waiting anxiously*
Mr Desmond: "2nd lower.."
Ben: "2nd lower?.."
Mr Desmond: "yes 2nd lower..thats very good.."
Ben: *smiles* "Thank u sir!"
That's it...i've graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business Administration,2nd Class Lower, from University of Hertfordshire!!! i'm in jubilant and arrogant mood!!!! LoL...cant blame me...ive been dreaming for this day to come...
after all the hardwork and all...ive made it...together with all my classmates *sings* "We are the champions my friendddd...we'll keep on fighting till the end...we are the champions we are the champions...no time for losers cos we are the champions....of the worlddd.."
now i'll just wait for the formalities of receiving that rm 36,000 piece of paper on Nov 27th...my convocation...
*sings again, to akon's "lonely" tune* "happy...im so happy..."
i thank God first and foremost for His strength and wisdom...You da man
my parents for their support and encouragement!!!
my group members in FOCUS Constructions...we did it buddies...all our hardwork in our group effort and support...our activities at Graman's home like all the orange syrup...benson...mini BBQ...fried mee hoon...watching astro...and kicking the football in the living room...WE DID IT!!! ...to mehdy and dunstan...liverpool still sucks :p
also...grateful to my roomate for his extreme consideration and understanding...hehehehe
to my lecturers...Ms yamuna for her ever exciting n interesting lectures...Mr Holmes for being Mr Holmes...Mr Heng as well...
lastly...to myself...for dragging my own ass when it matters