=281= Stories to Tell: The Man With The Funny Suit

Once upon a time, there was this Fashion Designer, or Tailor, as how the people of that time called them, named, William. He lived in a rather simple village named Grastina. People that stays in Grastina are all stylish because of William. Everyoneβ€”From the mayor to fishermenβ€”Everyone get’s fashion advise from William.

At William’s shop, you can find all the fabric you could ever think off. From silk imported from China to hand spun cotton, everything in his shop is high quality. You can ask William to give you any clothes of any colour! He uses dyes that he developed himself and mixes them together to form the exact colour you want! “No colour is too difficult for William” is the common statement made whenever someone comments about William’s handiwork.

One morning, William received a package. The package contained fabrics that he had ordered from a factory from Gret Island. Gret Island is known for their high quality fabrics with intricate and beautiful patterns. However, William was disappointed. The fabrics were indeed high quality and had very beautiful patterns, but, the mix colour is just so garish. The colour of yellow was paired together with another shade of yellow and had white, barely anything can be seen. It also had brown, but the brown is hardly brown, more like mustard. Another one had a different pattern, but in blue, but it just looked so bad. William sighed at the money he wasted and was considering to use these fabrics for a curtain instead, but William finds it still really ugly.

Then, a man walked into the shop. A rather peculiar man. He wore a funny suit. The suit that he wears had patches all over, but it doesn’t look spoilt. It seemed to be intentional! William had never seen this man before; must be a foreigner! Then smiling man came to the counter and asked William for a suit. William took out the three suits that he had made for himself, masterpieces to William’s sight! However, the man was not interested. Hence, William took out the most popular fabrics of his stall to let the man choose. The man wasn’t interested with any. While William was at the back searching for more fabrics to show the man, the man spotted the box of fabric that William had just received. The man immediately felt in love with the fabric!

When William came out, the man immediately told William that he wants a suit made out of that fabric. William was both glad and puzzled. Glad because someone actually would buy the fabric, puzzled because why in the world would someone buy such an ugly fabric?

A week later, the man came in again to collect his suit. William tried his very best to make the suit look good by adding many folds to it, to make it look sleek. He threaded such that the patterns for each other. William worked his hardest for this suit, but he is still unhappy with the result. When the man saw the suit, he smiled. He was joyful because he really liked the suit.

Before the man left, William had to ask. So he asked the man why did he like the fabric?

The man replied, “Because the patterns were beautiful!”

“But the colours are so ugly!” William replied.

The man’s smiling face became a bit serious, no, more like sad. Then he replied, “Haha, no problem, I can’t see them anyway!”

The man left with the suit, still smiling.

~

Well, i just wanted to write a story on a colour blind man being pleased by something that normal people aren’t pleased with! Honestly, if the world is black and white, wouldn’t it be simpler?

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=280= Thanksgiving of the Week

I am really amazed at myself. I can’t believe that I actually forgot that it was C’s birthday yesterday. Was I that busy? Or does it just show that I have finally gotten over her? Oh well, Lord, to deeper restoration of my heart! 

Thanksgiving 26/7/2015:
Woke up at like 11+
Woke up and ate breakfast
Watched HIMYM!
Sis woke up and we ate instant noodles for lunch!
We decided to watch Ant Man! Managed to get to catch 116!
Got to the cinemas on time!
Ant Man was good!
Managed to get some editing done!
Thought of an idea! πŸ™‚
Had dinner with Lim Yun!
Was good!
Had time to chat about stuff and that was really nice!
Got home
Practiced with 16th notes click with silent “e” and “+”
Showered
Watched Forensic Heroes!
Found some good sound effects to use for the editing!
Slept
Had such a strange nightmare…
Woke up at like 5.55
Got up went for a drink
Slept again
Woke up a bit late!
Caught up to 116!
Got to school still fairly on time!
Did the Finale for the WRONG BOOK… 😦
Had to redo…
Longest 16 bars of Finale… -sigh-
Managed to add in some drums for the arranging project!
Went for Stage!
Super fun!
But a bit tiring ah… -sigh-
Ended class early!
Jia Jun and I went off to print!
Met like JiXiang’s group + Nok Wan!
Jia Jun and I went to scout!
Had a rather nice chat with Jia Jun!
Went off for dinner with T06! πŸ˜€
Miss them so much!
The first thing I said when I entered was like, “Where is my beloved class?”
Had a rather nice chat with Dinah!
The food was good! πŸ™‚
Went to find Jia Lei!
HAHA! Was so good!
Taught Jia Leh some stuff! πŸ™‚
Went off
Practiced with Kekki with our acting.
Managed to pull off the shoot! πŸ™‚
Throat pain though… 😦
Let Kekki on 151
Took 74 with Yu Hui and Tat!
Got home
Had chicken soup! πŸ™‚
Did up the story board
Sent Liz the clips
Woke up
So groggy… 😦
Got to school early
Went to print with Jia Jun!
Got back did the test
Well, could have done better!
Went for lunch
Played a game with the classmates!
Got some consultation with Isaac
Shoot didn’t go as well… :/
Might need to reshoot… -sigh-
Went off to J333!
Reached at about 8pm… 😦
So nice to bask in God’s presence though! πŸ™‚
Went off for supper/dinner!
The food took really long… -sigh-
But it was SOOO good! πŸ™‚
Had a good chat with Keith
Then had a good chat with Tiff!
109 is gonna take 9 minutes… 😦
103 came first though! YAY!
Got home
Slept
VT was quite interesting I guess!
Went off for lunch
Had a short talk with Jun Yi! Miss him so much… 😦
Went to print VT notes but not up on Mel yet… 😦
Got to class
Went off
Failed… -sigh-
Practiced a bit!
Went for dinner! πŸ™‚
Got back home
Woke up
Got to school on time!
The test is next week instead!
Practiced the labs
Went to print the lab!
Bumped into Jordi!
Had Choco croissant!
Tried to record the phone! Quite cool! πŸ™‚
Went to have lunch and spent some time with Sian Xi Pua! πŸ™‚
Went off for lecture
My group didn’t turn up… 😦
They missed like almost all of lesson… 😦
Well, they walked in… Well… -sigh-
Well filming went alright I guess!
Went off early for dinner!
Got to grandma’s late… 😦
Oh well, watched 118! πŸ™‚
Rested
Slept
Woke up
Went off to JiXiang filming
Slightly late… 😦
It was so tiring to stay in the same place for so long… 😦
Went off to meet mum
Had nice crayfish for lunch
Got home
Took a very long nap!
Woke up for dinner! πŸ™‚
Editted!
Looks pretty alright I guess!
Got up
Went to church
Had a nice chat with a few people in church! πŸ™‚
Both cells didn’t plan anything, so we simply played some games. Was a bit tiring to control the groups though… 😦
Ended too awkwardly…
Brendon Came! πŸ™‚
Had PUSH!
Went off for service!
Worship was great!
First time see G1 so enthu during worship! πŸ™‚
Like WOW!
Went to find Jethro
Managed to drag him to service!
Joseph went up to pray! Like WOW! YAY! πŸ™‚ Lord, thank you for this small harvest! πŸ™‚
Got to ask D how she was.
Went off to G2 with Jun Kang!
Had quite nice chats with people during lunch!
Worship was simply amazing in Siesta!
Like WOAH
Thank you God for dealing with my heart! πŸ™‚
Josh complimented my playing, saying that I have grown a lot!
Well good chat with Jun Kang!
Came back
Had dinner
Wanted to do some editing but a bit difficult without the audio… :/
Really discouraged by doing up the attendance…
Lord, I really neglected my cell didn’t I? I did not chase after Adam or anybody with the same fervour that I had…
Father, please sustain me!
Listened to Mika and really inspired by how his music changes my mood!
I need rest!
Thank you Lord!

=279= Melancholic Reflections: Transformation

The previous story that I wrote was inspired by the very nice drama 118! Haha! Well, the main character in the story was based off Zhen Hui. In the drama, he isn’t likeable at all. It was only until he accidentally saved Vivian and became friends with her that he started to be more likeable.

He obviously wants to get together with her and started to be someone he isn’t, but slowly, he became more of a man, became more likeable.

I find this transformation admirable! However, on top of that, I also like how his past is catching up to him(at least that I what I thought, I haven’t watched in a very long time alr!). So I simply wrote a story about a how him liking someone is making him to be a proper man, but because of that, he is unable to be together with the one he likes. Once again, I also find this kinda love admirable. The kind that changes you but because of responsibility you stop pursuing it!

Well, I need to learn how to be a better man with wisdom to do what is right.

Oh well, one step at a time then! πŸ™‚

-Kelvin-

=278= Stories to Tell: The Man

There is this amazing girl that I have fallen for. Hey name is Eva. She made me want to be someone better. Someone better than what I am now; to be someone even a bit close to be able to be fit to be someone that can be by her side. I really really want to date her. Whatever she does is pleasing in my sight. Her dark chestnut hair, her almond shaped face, her beautiful brown eyes… Wow… 

However, I cannot be with her.

It is not like she has a boyfriend or anything. If she has one, there is still a slight chance that I can get to date her. However, it is impossible for us because my past is catching up to me. I got another girl pregnant.

I admit. I am an ass. There is no other word more suitable to describe me. I really hate who I am. I was 28 but I was still free loading off my parents. I had several jobs and opportunities, but I quit because it was all too tough for me. I had several girlfriends but I dumped them for the next because I wanted to play around more with girls. I not only argued and shouted at my parents. I stole money from them too. Even though I never did take drugs and I never did get into fights, I bet I am less likeable than a lot of the gangsters today. To be honest, I didn’t really care as well. Who cares if I am bad? As if anyone cares. No one can judge me for me being who I am. What is so wrong about me wanting to get a prettier girlfriend? What is wrong with me wanting to go further and further physically with my girlfriend? Isn’t she supposed to be mine? I can do whatever I want with her. 

At least that was what I thought before.

I met Eva in my own house. My Mum had a colleuge friend and she wanted to bring her over for dinner. She came with her daughter, Eva. When I first saw Eva, I had no intention of dating her because first of all, she may be pretty, but she isn’t as hot as my girlfriend. However, I noticed something so different about her. The way she talks, the way she phrases her words, the way she laughs, the jokes she makes; The things that she does was so sophisticated. No, not sophisticated, more like, elegant. She has the ability to do awkward actions and look good too.

However, I never did think much about her. Her mum complimented me and joked about how good we looked together. My mum made me ask for Eva’s number. Well, I never did contact her because it was just one occurrence.

Then, a few months later, my girlfriend broke up with me. I decided to call another girl up. I called Eva. I tried all my smooth talking, but nothing worked on her. It seemed like she could see through all my actions. I gave up chasing after her and went for another girl, Mandy.

Well, Mandy is really nice. Mandy is a standard girl next door. A girl too good for me. I honestly believe that Mandy deserves someone better than an ass of a person I am. I kept pushing for us to go all the way physically, but Mandy always stops me. However after 6 months of consistant pushing, she gave way and agreed. Soon after that, I broke up with Mandy too. 

A month later, Mandy called me up to tell me that she is pregnant. She asked me what should she do. The jerk of a person I am said without thinking, “Abort it”. I said that I will provide her with the money to abort it. She cried and told me that she doesn’t want to. I told her that I cannot support her and abortion is good for the both of us.

It was during the same time that I got a job that happened to be where Eva worked. Eva became my supervisor. I was slacking as usual until one day Eva could take me no longer and she shouted at me and scolded me. I never been scolded by someone that is around my age before I simply got shocked. Eva reprimanded my attitude claiming it to be “shit”. I simply decided to buy her a drink to make amends. So I asked her out for coffee. So we sat down and we talked. She explained her actions and why she shouted at me and everything and I started to understand her a bit better. Everything went well. I started to notice that I want to be better. I don’t want to be this useless bum anymore. I want to be able to be someone.

Eva and I started having a very good time together. We started to have fun working with each other. We started to go out for lunch together and simply enjoyed each other’s company.

One day, I noticed that Eva did not turn up for work. So I called her up. Turns out she was down with a very bad fever and had to be sent to the hospital last night. I decided to go down personally to visit her.

When I went off to buy a present for her, Mandy called me. It has been almost two months since she told me that she was pregnant. I simply banged her call. I knew that Mandy would not have went for the abortion. Though I was troubled, I went to see Eva.

I walked in and I saw Eva appearing so pale and sickly. Despite of that, she still smiled and greeted me when she saw me. I gave her the little bear that I bought from the gift shop with a get well soon card. I asked about her condition and how she was feeling. Then Mandy called again. I rejected the call then I shut down my phone. Eva being who she was asked, “What’s wrong?”

“Nothing lah” I replied nonchalantly.

She then went on to convince me to tell her saying that it is not healthy to keep everything to myself. 

“I can tell you, but please do not look down on me” I responded to her probing.

“I never did look down on you and I never will” she assured me.

I then revealed the whole pregnancy thing to her. In the process of saying it, I have no idea what got over me, tears just flowed. I really don’t want Eva to see me like this. Eva comforted me. When I calmed down, she told me that she will not look down on me, but she will remind me to do the right thing and that is to take responsibility. However, the choice is still mine. To take up the reaponsibility or not is still up to me. Whatever decision I make she would still support me. 

I went off thinking about what was the right thing to do. By then, I knew I liked Eva. I know that I want to marry her and spent the rest of my life with her. However, the man that I want to be now tells me that I want to be the man that is responsible for my actions. That if I made a mistake, I would take up the consequence. I then decided to take responsibility for Mandy and called her up to tell her that I will try to support her financially.

Though now has been a few years down the road, I have another kid coming along in about three months time, I still  think about Eva. The girl that made me want to be a proper human. She made me want to be better so that I can be with her, but because of that, I could not.

Eva and I are still friends and my marriage with Mandy is going strong. I can honestly say that I love her. Due to a great job offer, I can afford to support my family now! πŸ™‚ On top of that, I can say that I am the man Eva is proud of for doing the right thing.

=277= Thanksgiving of the Week

Thanksgiving 19/7/2015:
Failed already… -sigh-
Lord, please give me strength and steadfastness.
Father, please forgive me.
Showered ate cake and went off
Caught up to 109
Reached
Took to Paya Lebar
Took 43 there
Bumped into Nok Wan
Wah… The filming is SOOO tiring… 😦
Lunch! Mac Spicy! πŸ˜€
More filming!
So draining Sia
Had to push for the shots to be taken quickly because L looked really bored and really wanted to go home…
:/ I think I offended N
Managed to film finish!
Apologised to N
Had spicy noodles! Was so good though! πŸ˜€
Mindez’s Dad drove us to the bus stop with 43 behind! AWESOME! πŸ™‚
Got home really late…
My mum went down to wait for me, but because I went in through the back gate, I missed her.
So yeah, went down and got her to come back up!
Slept
Woke up slightly late
Went to school
Was a bit late but still fairly on time!
Finale is more difficult now, but still alright!
Didn’t get to start arranging again though… :/
Went for DPP
Learning AutoCAD is really cool! πŸ™‚
Mindez went to see Mr Isaac and decided to reshoot…
-sigh- it is so tiring… 12 hours of work gone… 😦
Oh well…
The planning kinda went well
Left early to meet JED! Council 2014!
Really love them so much!
Thank God for friends that I can complain about school to! πŸ™‚
We went off!
Went back with Steph, Claire and Kiat!
Had a fun chat with Claire! πŸ™‚
Got home
Talked to my Sis
Watched Forensic Heroes!
Slept
Got to school
MP was quite cool, cause you know, learning Pro Tools!
Well, so much to learn!
Really scared for the test!
The group came to my house to scout!
Haha they decided not to use it, but they started to eat a lot of the snacks in my house! HAHA!
Hilarious!
Went to Pasar Malam!
Bought a drink!
Went to Mindez’s father’s room, it is quite good for filming!
Went down!
Had spicy noodle!
Went to grandma’s!
Good dinner!
Haha so impressed with my appetite!
Got home
Rested a bit!
Woke up, failed… :/
Got myself out of the house!
Got to class!
Went to the wrong class cause changed location… 😦
Was so cool though! πŸ™‚
After lesson, discussed a bit!
Did up finale!
Bought dinner and have 13.50 on hold! πŸ™‚ windfall for next week!
My scene with JiXiang’s group was quite bloody! HAHA! Was good though!
Went off early!
Got back
Woke up!
Went out with the parents!
Watched Our Sister Mambo, quite and alright show!
I think it would work better as a sit com though!
Went to Mindez’s house!
We filmed until 12, tiring… :/
But was quite nice!
Thank God for Mindez’s father and Auntie Anna!
The chicken rice was nice! πŸ˜›
Mindez’s dad even sent us home! Got home late, but safe! Thank God! πŸ™‚
Woke up a bit late… 😦
Went to Gombak!
Missed 945… 😦
Walked there!
Went to take my snare but locked… Sian…
Rehearsals was alright I guess!
Set up my snare!
Recorded myself! Surprised myself with some fill ideas! πŸ™‚ I am pretty sure I did a sixtuplet fill during one of the song climax!
But I wasn’t able to replicate it… :/
Went and had lunch with the band!
Haha! Joel took the bus like me!
Set went well!
Broke a stick in the whole process!
The pantheon sticks are AMAZING!
Sam said that my playing is becoming more hipster! Haha! Good I guess! Domi also praised my stop start! πŸ™‚ Praise God!
Had a little chat with Domi on 5/4 and Charlie Lim!
Went off
Went to school to pass the SD Card to Jia Jun!
Went off to Bugis!
Had tempura Kang Kong! Nice! πŸ™‚
Had Gui Ling Gao! Super good as well!
Walked to Shaw Tower to see albums!
Nice!
Went to the bus stop!
Saw tanks!
The bus came earlier than it was supposed to! Yay!
Got home!
Sorted out the videos one by one!
Slept
Woke up late… 😦
Had breakfast
Went to furama
Walked about so that I could check on the region, so weird!
HAHA! Lim Han is Hillarious! XD
Had a wonderful lesson!
So thankful that our cell is slowly becoming a cell! πŸ™‚
Lord, please allow my cell to be closer please!
Went off to sound check!
So many things went wrong again… 😦
Had to split the aviom mix with Daniel!
Well, I played so many wrong stuff Sia… But thank God that I was able to recover! πŸ™‚
Played my heart out on the last song!
So awkward though the swells… 😦
Altar call was hias….
Went off early!
Sat with Miss Tan on the bus!
She had a fever… 😦
Had to nag at her…
God, please heal her Lord! πŸ™‚
Went back with Lucas! Yay! A friend!
Had a nice chat!
Went home
Had squid ink pasta
Went to see grandma!
Got ice cream!
Went back
Went for a run!
Slowed down… 😦
Rested
Dinner was awesome!
Managed to take a nap!
Managed to edit a bit!
Sent M a message!
Found Z blog! Haha!
Lord, please bless the week ahead!

=276= Comfort Songs: Oh My Dear

Oh My Dear by Tenth Avenue North
I called you up, you were in bed,
Could barely make out the words that you said
But you wanted to see me instead,
So I got dressed
And I stepped out into the snow,
And walked for a mile or so
Felt the rush of blood come from the cold in my chest

Well, you finally came to the door,
And we talked for an hour or more
Until I asked if you would stay up ’til four,
And you said, “That’s fine.”
But you said, “There’s something I have to say,
And I can’t because I’m just so afraid.”
And so I held you as you started to shake that night

Oh, my dear, I’ll wait for you
Grace tonight will pull us through
Until the tears have left your eyes
Until the fears can sleep at night
Until the demons that you’re scared of disappear inside
Until this guilt begins to crack
And the weight falls from your back
Oh, my dear, I’ll keep you in my arms tonight

You slowly lifted your head from your hands
You said, “I just don’t think that you’ll understand.
You’ll never look at me that way again
If you knew what I did.”

And so your tears fell and melted the snow
You told me secrets nobody had known
But I never loved you more, even though
Now I knew what you did

Oh, my dear, I’ll wait for you
And grace tonight will pull us through
Oh, my dear, I’ll wait for you
And grace tonight will pull us through
Until the tears have left your eyes
Until the fears can sleep at night
Until the demons that you’re scared of disappear inside
Until this guilt begins to crack
And the weight falls from your back
Oh, my dear, I’ll keep you in my arms tonight

Until the tears have left your eyes
Until the fears can sleep at night
Until the demons that you’re scared of disappear inside
Until this guilt begins to crack
And the weight falls from your back
Oh, my dear, I’ll keep you in my arms tonight
I’ll keep you in my arms tonight

~

Well, This song has brought much comfort to me in this crazy period. Really amazing! Then, I was just on Spotify listening to Charlie Lim. Then, I simply went to Twin Forks. WOW! I thought i could not be blown away even more by their four songs. Who would have thought their slow songs were SOOOOOO FREAKING GOOOD? :DDDDD I really had goosebumps listening to them! Just WOW! Just check them out! They are AMAZING!

Plans For Ya by Twin Forks
Cycle a chord or two,
Sitting out thinking of you
Scribble something down quick,
Trying to make the words stick
I’ll be done a quarter of three,
Would you like to have a drink with me?
Gonna say some things when I get home,
Things I don’t say in the microphone.

Chorus:
I’ve got plans for you, oooh (x3)
I’ve got plans for you
I’ve got such big plans for you

Should’ve heard my first set
Might have been my best yet
The second two were pretty loose,
Drifted off dreaming of you.

Voice is a bit hoarse, throat is a touch sore.
Might have flubbed a few lines,
I’ve heard that no one really minds.

Chorus:
I’ve got plans for you, oooh (x3)
I’ve got such big plans for you

If we keep working we can make it out of this place,
I can keep on working for as long as it takes.
Cause I’ve got plans for you, oooh,
Cause I’ve got plans for you.

If we keep working we can make it out of this place,
I can keep on working for as long as it takes,
Cause I’ve got plans for you, ooooh.
I’ve got plans for you.
I’ve got such big plans for you (x2)

Cycle a chord or two, sitting around thinking of you.
Scribble something down quick, trying to make the words stick.

Done by Twin Forks
Just a stone’s throw from the old place
Where the brave face she carved from bone
That’s where she left me, left me right here
Without protest, what’s done is done
What’s done is done

Been a long time, but it feels right
And when it feels right, it’s good to find
And I found it, found it right back
Me and the old place, what’s done is done
What’s done is done

Just a stone’s throw from the old place
Ain’t no face, ain’t no face
I’m staying, staying right here
Say no face, being alone

A bit of bad luck, about a rock gut
Fight is back foot, what’s gone is gone
Then I found out, found out right here
Won’t you come back? What’s done is done
What’s done is done

=275= Words of Joy: Dinner

With so much going on, it honestly is VERY refreshing to have JED! Council 2014 back together for dinner tonight.

School work has been falling apart, it really isn’t a pretty sight. I honestly do not know how are we ever going to find time to edit. We do not have the luxury of time at all.

Having a group to listen to my grievance and my rantings is a wonderful one. Meeting up with them isn’t tiring at all! It was so good. Instead of draining every bit of my being, it has recharged me! For that, I give thanks! πŸ™‚

Well, Lord, please show us favour. Lord, please give us time and efficiency. Father, please give us unity!

Thank you Lord! 

-Amen-

-Kelvin-