=242= Melancholic Reflections: Pressure

Perhaps I am really turning a bit phelg? Haha, I am not overly stressed and would not get panic attacks.

I have so many things to do!

First, presentation, then Song writing test, then VP practical test and on top of that, I have a VP project… 😦

Oh well, I am thankful though!

Thank God for the simple but amazing game that we played in cell. I was so amazed when everyone was engaged and everyone was paying attention! πŸ™‚

Thank God that I get to sit in Grace Songs recording sessions! It was just amazing that I get to sit in where I wanted to years ago! πŸ™‚

Thank God that my presentation I did well, for I worked hard.

Now it is just a test + practical test + project!

Haha crap this week’s set is very challenging! Hope I will have time to practice!

-Kelvin-

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=241= Thanksgiving of the Week

Thanksgiving 17/5/2015:

Woke up not feeling horrible! πŸ™‚

109 had perfect timing

Caught up to the MRT
Managed to squeeze into 151
Reached school early
The lesson was alright luhh
Chose John Mayer as the artist that I am gonna review
Went and got my hair cut
Went to meet Leb, got a free mocha because Leb was training to be a barista!
Went home
Failed horribly
Thank God I got distracted because my sis came back
Finished Extra level for Roberry Bob
Went to have a good dinner at grandma’s
118 was awesome!
Good shower
God thank you that your mercies are new every morning! πŸ™‚
Caught up to 43
43 overtook 43M!
Managed to squeeze into the MRT
Reached on time
Met Mindez and Jia Jun as I walk to class!
Lesson for MUTS was quite fun!
Managed to key in some drums for the track!
Now for the lyrics!
Got to print a score then return my book!
The DPP for stage was quite fun!
Got to church
Practiced a bit!
Went for lunch, had a little chat with the uncle!
Did a little on my History of Rock assignment
Managed to witness the whole tracking process of a song! Wah intense….
Was pretty cool though! πŸ™‚
Thank God that I got to hear the new song beforehand!
Got a ride to Gombak!
72 came quick
Went and got a fish burger for myself!
Woke up, feeling alright
Caught up to 103
Got quite a nice amount of space on the MRT! πŸ™‚
Caught up to 66
Bought a 60 cents Milo and had breakfast! πŸ™‚
Lesson was quite fun
Aiyo stupid me didn’t realized that I was annoying the teacher
Thank God that Miss Loo was as patient as she was! πŸ™‚
The lesson dragged until very long
Almost missed Celebrating Jordi’s birthday…
But still managed to so that was good!
Always good to catch up with friends!
Had drum lessons, was very productive!
Managed to catch a cab!
Thank God that Dinah didn’t accept the money, cause if she did, I would have no money to pay for the cab
The cab uncle and I had quite a nice conversation! 
Lord, life is really heavy… 😦
The Uncle was super nice! He waved 20 cents off the fare!
He guided me to where I needed to go
Thank God for $11 dollars in my wallet, just enough with a dollar for the fare
The dim sum buffet with friends was just AWESOME!
I really really really miss them… 😦
The conversations was really nice!
Went to Toa Payoh hub to use the toilet, oh gosh, infested with cockroaches
Managed to unlock the challenge level of Robbery Bob!
Went to SJSM early
Had a little chat with Sis Rhoda
J333 was a nice place to rest once again
Charissa is hilarious! HAHA!
Supper was so good!
Can see why W wanted Rhoda to mentor her!
Gosh, the girls were just talking about guys and Joel and I just… HAHA!
But nevertheless, it was good! πŸ™‚
Enjoyed listening very much! πŸ™‚
Lord ah, I need to learn how to find myself
Father please bless me and allow me to be myself; to be Kelvin.
Caught up to the MRT!
VT was nice!
VP was long!
Managed to think of an idea to film!
Took 151e with Tat and Jia Jun!
Had quite a nice chat with them!
But the bus ride was 2.70… 😦
Was just so tired
Got to school early
Bought Takoyaki
Was quite nice!
Ended early
Went and met Lucas to do up our project
Managed to do quite a bit!
Got home managed to play a bit of drums!
Heard that grandma was sick… 😦
Managed to do up more of the slides!
Woke up at 11.45!
Watched TBBT, epic! 
Failed… 😦
Watched another episode of Code Blue 2!
Managed to prepare for cell lesson!
Did up slides!
Did up the song for MUTS!
Sounds like the song would be nice
Woke up
Bought a drink for Esna
Got to church
The briefing ended at about 9.45, so we just proceeded to play games instead!
It was nice!
Everyone was engaged and everyone was listening
Though it was slightly interrupted… :/
But it was still good!
Worship was nice!
Lord, thank you for allowing me to be able to sing, to allow me to worship you!
Sermon was great
Bro Keith preached amazingly!
Went for the altar call and Bro Qing prayed for me
Was extremely bitter
Saw Cute Eden and Sis Hui Yi
Got reminded of God’s love
Had a nice chat with a few people!
Went to saiseriya for lunch was nice!
Had a super long nap
Managed to submit MUTS stuff
Managed to do up more on the slides!
Went to sleep early!

=240= Thanksgiving of the Week

Thanksgiving 10/5/2015

Woke up
109 came fast
Caught up to the MRT
Read finished a chapter of “What’s so amazing about grace?”
Reached school early
Got the tempos for the songs!
Quite a nice time in History of Rock
Really thankful for Jia Jun for running with me! Really need the motivation!
Good lunch after work out
Got my hard copy
Bumped into Dinah in the library
Finished my work and scanned it
Went home!
Had a nap
Failed horribly
Enjoyed playing the drums though!
I give thanks for God’s grace that is new every morning! πŸ™‚
Good dinner!
Fun playing with my cousins!
Watched 118
Mr Jemi, gave me grace! Thank God that he is willing to overlook it! πŸ™‚
Managed to prepare well for set!
Woke up later than what I wanted
Was only like few minutes earlier… :/
Breakfast was good!
Caught up to 109
109 is quite empty! πŸ™‚
Caught up to the MRT!
Bumped into Jun Yi and Shee Kei on 151!
Went to class!
Had a nice time with Yu Hui and Jia Hui outside of the class! 
MUTS is really difficult… 😦 Lord, please give me the wisdom to understand!
Jap food at 22 is really not bad
I shared my idea of the drums with Mindez!
Takoyaki takes forever… 😦
Today’s AutoCad lesson is more fun!
Managed to complete Winter for Robbery Bob!
Got home!
Got like 15 minutes of practice time!
Got a short nap
Good food at grandma’s!
Watched 118 again
Tried to write my interview, but really failed… Wasted so much time… 😦
Good sleep
Caught up to 116!
Caught to the MRT
Bumped into Jia Ni
Reached school on time
Got the message for the interview!
Had lunch
Managed to interview Mrs Loo for the history of rock write up!
Printed the fake book score
Went to the studio and played some drums!
154 is taking really long…
Ok luhh, not really! HAHA!
48 perfect timing
Realized that the interview is today… Crap…
Arranged! Thank God that it was alright!
Drum lessons were productive! Like so good for it to distract me a bit!
Got to school early
Swapped shoes for the interview!
Thank God that Mindez wears the same size! 
Made two new friends while waiting! Wen Yuan and Jun Hao!
Interview was alright? Like just a casual chat
But I forgot to say a few things… -sigh- :/
Jammed with Harrith a bit at the SCC studio
Took my mind off it for a while!
So thankful that Claire texted me! πŸ™‚
Bought Otah cause it smelt so good!
Jun Kang treated me to dinner! πŸ™‚
Set was alright I guess!
Shared my heart with them.
Jun Kang played really well! πŸ™‚
Though the Bro S said that we need to worship more with the set!
Had a ride home from Winnie’s parents! πŸ™‚ Thank God for that! πŸ™‚
Nice chat with Jun Kang!
Got home, had Chicken soup!
Woke up slightly earlier today!
Took 116
Managed to fit in the MRT
Got to class on time
Lessons were interesting! πŸ™‚
Had lunch at poolside!
Was good!
Lemon Tea was nice!
Lecture for VT is pretty cool!
VP is really taxing and time consuming…. :/
Though we did make friends with Elizabeth!
She is quite cool! πŸ™‚
Got to my favourite seat on a double decker bus!
Got home quite late
Good dinner once again!
Just in time to watch a bit of 118!
Wanted to do harmony analysis, but the score was just too difficult… 😦
Wasted so much time… -sigh-
Caught up to 109!
Got to school quite early!
Got like 15 minutes extra!
So I decided to go but Takoyaki!
Was so good! πŸ™‚
MYSY is quite boring… :/
Good and worth it lunch!
Little time to jam… 😦
But it was still something!
Did up my harmony analysis and submitted!
We talked about chords and we almost died
Went out and managed to catch 74
Slept on the bus!
Reached Sembawang on time!
Chic-A-Boo was honestly a nice food place with very good service!
Got extra drink! πŸ™‚
KTV was super fun! XD
The LC then went to the playground! That was so fun! It really brought out the kid in us!
The ride home was nice! Had a nice chat with the cell mates!
Jun Kang and I waited with Winnie until she got her ride home!
Shared with Jun Kang about C! πŸ™‚
Talking about our hearts really just bonds two guys! πŸ™‚
Woke up
Took my time to eat and leave the house
Reached church on time
Sound check was good
Been really long since I did not use the metronome, it was quite freeing!
But my musician heart just doesn’t like that!
Worship was alright! Just a few mistakes here and there
I enjoyed worshiping though! πŸ™‚
Went around bukit batok to see what to buy for mum!
Decided to go to JEM instead
Bought a Yankee Candle for mum!
Was really late for chicken rice dinner!
Chicken rice was nice! πŸ˜€
Managed to write up a bit on the history of Rock assignment.
Cell breakfast was nice
Had quite a nice conversation with Gideon!
Lord, will you please bring back my missing kids? 😦
My track record with them aren’t really good… -sigh-
Worship was AWESOME! There was release in my spirit once again!
Was able to chat with a few people
Was a bit offended by what someone said…
I mean I was about to say something that was in line with his point, but he just had to interrupt me and not allow me to say what I wanted to say and made the atmosphere heavy.
Too bad then, the team won’t be edified by what I was going to say…
Domi asked if I wanted to join them for Mookata! πŸ™‚
Mookata with EnMing, Zheng Fen(Jennifer), Arel, Joel and Kristine was nice!
Had quite a fun chat with Esther, her friend(whose name I dunno), Arel and Kristine.
Went for dinner!
Sushi Tei was nice! πŸ™‚
Managed to finish up everything from the video to the report! πŸ™‚
-Kelvin-

=239= Stories to Tell: Playground

After a long day of work, Jason took a break and walked to the pantry. He took a styrofoam cup, a pre-mixed coffee packet and a pack of sugar to make some coffee for himself. The way Jason liked to have his coffee made was to first put half a pack of sugar into the cup. Pour the water in. Put the coffee mix last. He claimed that this method of making the coffee allows the coffee to retain its taste longer.

Jason walked back to his little cramped space that people call a “cubicle”. He sat down on his uncomfortable chair and took a look at the clock. It reads “5:05PM”. 55 minutes more till the end of work. Jason then took up his phone and connect the phone to the office’s Wifi. Once he did, a flood of whatsapp messages came in. He opened the application and read the messages that was received. Turns out that his university school friends just arranged for an impromptu meeting at their usual hang out in an hour’s time. Jason was delighted when he saw the group conversation and replied that he would be there!

Hence, Jason packed up his table, cleared all wrappers of the snacks he ate, log off his computer and left the office early.

Jason took the bus there and when he reached the restaurant he was about 30 minutes early. He reprimanded himself for not leaving the office at a later time and getting more work done, but he realized that he finally has some alone time to himself right now, so he decided to walk around the mall.

While walking around, he began thinking of the old friends that he would meet.

Joseph. An extremely close friend of Jason’s. They can talk for hours about almost any topic. Joseph has an ability to make everyone comfortable in class. Probably the MVP of his class. He is always cheerful and would rub his joy off his classmates! Jason has never saw Joseph angry before. Joseph went on to be a real estate agent after university. 

Phillip. Phillip is a very direct person. He would say whatever was on this mind. However, he was a very gentle guy beneath the loud personality. He was also extremely talented. He plays the guitar and sings really well. Joseph, Phillip and Jason used to play music together and they were a great team! After university, Phillip decided to be a professional musician, from what Jason has heard, he wasn’t doing very well.

Kelly. Kelly is one of the few people that is super easy to talk to. She had been a very good friend to everyone in this clique. She was someone anyone could confide in. Gentle and patient, she went on to be a social worker for the youth after university; a job well suited for her.

Last of all, Sandra. “Oh man…” Jason thought. Sandra and Jason were the best of friends in this clique back in university. Jason thought that Sandra was the prettiest girl in class. On top of that, Sandra, though quiet, she was the most fun person to hang out with once you get to know her. At least that was what Jason thought. Both Jason and Sandra don’t have much skills and abilities. While Joseph has great people skills, Phillip with the musical talent and Kelly with her gentle heart, Jason and Sandra didn’t think that they have much talents or abilities. Perhaps that was what drew them closer together. Back in university, because of how slow both of them were, both of them would stay in school after there lectures so as to revise and do projects together. This lead to them spending much time together. Not only that, they lived a block away from each other, so they would have conversations with each other on the way back home.

However, it did not end up well in this relationship. After they collected their degrees during their graduation, Jason pulled Sandra aside to confess his feelings to her. Jason has been thinking a lot about his own feelings. He knows that he had feelings for her and he really did not want to lose her as a friend after they part their ways. Therefore, he decided to tell her about his feelings.

“Hey Sandra” Said Jason.

“Hey Jas! Happy graduation!” Sandra replied.

“Happy graduation!” 

“Why do you looks so serious?”

“Erm, I have something to tell you…”

“Yeah, what is it?”

“I… I…” Stuttered Jason. “Oh my gosh, I can’t believe I am doing this!” He said while laughing a bit.

“What? Haha!”

“Erm, I like you…. Will you be my girlfriend?”

Sandra’s expression changed. She now had a confused look. The conversation paused for what seemed like an eternity to Jason. “Oh, wow. Erm Jason, will you give me some time to think about it?”

“Sure! Sure! Think about it as long as you want!”

They had a gathering after the graduation and Jason found it to be the most awkward period of his life. A few days later, Sandra called up Jason and she rejected him. Reason being that she had only been treating him like a brother. Ever since then, whenever there was a gathering with the clique, Sandra wouldn’t turn up. Jason heard from Kelly that she had found a job in quite a prestigious company.

It has been slightly more than a year since the confession! So though Jason wants to see Sandra, he doesn’t know if Sandra would turn up at all. Without Jason noticing, he had already been walking around for 30 minutes. So he rushed back to the restaurant. 

He entered the restaurant and he saw his clique again. Kelly and Phillip were sitting together, with Joseph in front of them, they were chatting and laughing really hard! Jason wondered what was so funny, so he went up and said, “Wah Wah Wah! What is going on?!”

“Jason! You are here! Oh my gosh, you need to listen to this” said Joseph. “Phillip and Kelly are together!”

“WHAT?!” Jason exclaimed.

Jason always thought that Sandra and him would be the first couple of the clique, who knew Phillip and Kelly would be the first? Jason congratulated them then said, “I know that opposites attract, but I never knew you guys had a thing going on! How did you guys even get together?”

Turns out that Phillip had a crush on Kelly since the first year of university, but dared not to chase after her! Kelly on the other hand admired Phillip’s blatant personality and talent. They only got together after hanging out one to one often at where Phillip does his gigs. Kelly heard that Phillip wasn’t doing very well, so she went there often to support him. Phillip wanted to show his gratitude and so he bought her dinner one night and he confessed. They have been going out for almost two weeks!

“Sorry I am late!” Jason heard and noticed the familiar voice. It was Sandra.

Sandra was wearing a raven black dress with a simple rose gold necklace.  Her chestnut hair was in a more sophisticated hairstyle than back in university; it was curled and it looked so good on her. She was carrying a nice brown handbag and wore a simple bracelet. The face however was what made Jason’s heart skipped a beat. He could finally see the familiar face that he used to see everyday and what a face to see.

Jason made eye contact with Sandra and they both made a slight smile to acknowledge each other but said nothing. Sandra took a seat and received the news that two of her best friends were going out. The night went on and for the clique it was the meal of the year! It was the first time everyone was present since that awkward graduation meal! The friends talked through the night. Phillip seems to be doing better in music; getting scouted by a record label. Joseph doesn’t seem to be doing too well for the sales of apartments. Kelly told us of an autistic kid finally being able to speak. Sandra told us of her workplace and how much she doesn’t enjoy working there, but she enjoys her pay and hours. Jason shared about a possibility of getting a promotion.

After the meal, the group went to the supermarket on the basement floor and bought ice cream. They brought the ice cream up to the sky park of the mall. The sky park had a playground. The playground was really colorful and had many different things! From the usual See-Saw and slide to the unusual looking rotating thingy! The group left their bags and ice cream on the ground and just went and played in the playground. There is something about a playground that really brings out the kid in an adult. Jason and Joseph were on a see-saw with Phillip on top of it, in the center, trying to keep his balance. Kelly and Sandra were trying out the slide! The guys then tried to show off their manliness by doing pull ups! Joseph who used to be the most for of the group, could no longer do a pull up!

After playing for an hour, the group finally sat down and opened their ice cream. By then, the ice cream had already melted quite a bit. Thank goodness that the night was cool, so it did not melt further.

It was then that it rained. The group wasn’t affected though, the playground had a canvas roof and it sheltered them quite well. The rain was just what the group needed to cool down. The pleasure of having the temperature of the stuffy roof cooled down was simply delightful. Eating ice cream in such a weather was also a joy. However, the most important of all, is the company.

-Kelvin-

=238= Thanksgiving of the Week

Thanksgiving 3/5/2015:

Caught up to 109

Train seems empty enough! πŸ™‚
Met Lucas at Botanics
Got to class on time!
Was pretty cool! πŸ™‚
Managed to do up a bit of work during class!
Went for a run!
Timing went down… 13.15… 😦 perhaps cause around Bowen isn’t 2.4!
Shower is shoik ah!
Managed to catch a bus that goes straight to Clark Quay
Took another bus to opposite to Funan
My shoes got wet… 😦
Good lunch
Good chat with EnMing! πŸ™‚
Went to get my Falcon Pedal! πŸ™‚ 
Got it! SO MUCH cheaper than if I bought it without a Sale!
Brought it home and played it, it was so nice!
The bus is taking forever
Went to had dinner with Tiff
Nice chat
Got home
Found out that the scholarships application was over long ago. 😦
Mum is really angry…. -sigh-
Food was good!
Got to school a bit late… -sigh-
MUTS was quite nice but mind killing… 😦
Went for early lunch
Sweet and sour pork was good!
Asked about the scholarship application, cannot.
Had rather nice lemonade
The DPP was quite stupid… :/ boring…
Spent the $5 voucher on a lot of snacks!
Went home with Jun Yi
Robbery Bob is really fun!
Fetched Mum
Thank God the traffic lights changed in time! Got less wet
Good dinner
Played Robbery Bob with my cousins 
Fetched my Sis
Wrote an appeal letter for the scholarship application
Woke up a little late today
But reached school on time!
Teacher said can come slightly late!
Lesson was fun!
Had lunch at Munch
Met Joey, interesting character
Managed to chat a little with Jo at the bus stop!
Managed to go to Botanics with Jun Yi!
Drum lesson was quite nice!
Got myself a book at SKS
Got to church, met Ga, but couldn’t play drums because Sis Rach and Eugene was there
Managed to do a little on my CD cover!
Managed to squeeze in some practice time!
Caught up with 945
Nice time of J333
A conversation with Hannah Jie, Shi Yuan and Ellie
Supper was good! πŸ™‚
Caught up to the MRT
Had a lot of emotions roused
Woke up
Watched Code Blue! So good!
Left the house
Got to school
Reflected a bit
Went to the Lab, but didn’t do much
Had a quick lunch Zha Jiang Mian is awesome!
Got to class
The lecture was very cool! πŸ™‚
Isaac’s lesson was VERY fun! πŸ™‚
Bumped into Brandon, Zeng and Jordi!
Got to grandma’s
Dinner is always good at grandma’s
Completed Downtown for Roberry Bob! Such a fun game!
Finished up to the last of Secret Labs!
Woke up
Had Mee Rebus! Was nice!
Did a bit of work! Looking good!
Went to aunt’s house
Food was good
Played with my cousins!
Completed Secret Labs and unlocked the next round! Yay!
Had nice ice cream!
Nice chat with my cousin and her fiancΓ©!
They wear Orients as well! A couple with good taste! πŸ™‚
Went home
Watched 118!
Watched TBBT!
Finished up my work! The back looks SOO good! πŸ™‚
Woke up
Went to Song Fa and had Bak Ku Teh!
So nice! πŸ™‚
Went to Vivo for the coke can making, it wasn’t there…. 😦
Went to Dhoby to watch Avengers! 
Hmm, prefer the first one!
Went home
Had good Zhi Cha for dinner! πŸ™‚
Got home
Did a bit of homework
Really need to rest earlier!
Went to church
Spent some time with Royce!
Cell was good.
Raphael was stepping up a bit to handle them! 
Worship was nice!
God put a burden on my heart to offer communion to Ezra
Glad I did it! πŸ™‚
Service was nice!
Eugene preached really well!
Prayed for Arel and Raphael
Decided to leave early to go home!
Bumped into Denise on the Outram bus line
Talked to Sean Woo for a while
Nice ride to Serangoon with Denise, Shena and Kristine
A little chat on tertiary education with Kristine
Caught up to 70M
Got home
Laksa for lunch!
Went and transferred money to LP for 10 drumsticks
Had a very good nap
Good dinner
Finished applying for my scholarship
Watching Code Blue! Code Blue without Dr Kuroda is really not the same… 😦
Really troubled with my heart… 😦