7.8.11
Someone Like You - Adele

I heard
That you're settled down
That you
Found a girl
And you're
Married now

I heard
That your dreams came true.
Guess she gave you things
I didn't give to you

Old friend
Why are you so shy?
Ain't like you to hold back
Or hide from the light

I hate to turn up out of the blue uninvited
But I couldn't stay away, I couldn't fight it.
I had hoped you'd see my face and that you'd be reminded
That for me it isn't over

Never mind
I'll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best for you too
"Don't forget me", I begged
"I'll remember", you said
"Sometimes it lasts in love
But sometimes it hurts instead."
Sometimes it lasts in love
But sometimes it hurts instead,
Yeah.

You know how the time flies
Only yesterday
It was the time of our lives
We were born and raised
In a summer haze
Bound by the surprise
Of our glory days

I hate to turn up out of the blue uninvited
But I couldn't stay away, I couldn't fight it.
I had hoped you'd see my face and that you'd be reminded
That for me it isn't over.

Never mind
I'll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best for you too
"Don't forget me", I begged
"I'll remember", you said
"Sometimes it lasts in love
But sometimes it hurts instead."

Nothing compares
No worries or cares
Regrets and mistakes
They are memories made.
Who would have known
How bittersweet this would taste?

Never mind
I'll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best for you too
"Don't forget me", I begged
"I'll remember", you said
"Sometimes it lasts in love
But sometimes it hurts instead"

Never mind
I'll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best for you too
"Don't forget me", I begged
"I'll remember", you said
"Sometimes it lasts in love
But sometimes it hurts instead"

Sometimes it lasts in love
But sometimes it hurts instead
a silly moment at 16:50  
7.6.11
facebook makes the world much more complicated.

ignorance is bliss but truth comes slapping you in the face.


ouch.
a silly moment at 22:29  
6.5.11
life is tough.


i am looking for the rewind button.


to turn back time and start over.


i'll have a childhood sweetheart and be ready to apply for a hdb flat when i'm 24.


instead of longing for impossible situations. and be forever incomplete.
a silly moment at 21:20  
20.3.11
when i look in the mirror every morning,
the first thought that comes into my mind is
"why is my hair so damn gorgeous?"
:D
a silly moment at 15:49  
13.3.11
"Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being "in love" which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Your mother and I had it, we had roots that grew towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossoms had fallen from our branches we found that we were one tree and not two."
-St. Augustine
a silly moment at 16:18  
15.2.11
learning from the albatrosses

i used to have a rather irrational fear of birds. i don't scream at the sight of birds or show any overt signs but i'll make a large detour if i see one in my path and pray hard that it doesn't come any nearer to me. to me, birds are scary. because they fly, which is a physical movement which i'm not familiar with. insects fly too but they are tiny and they don't have beaks that threaten to peck or beady evil-looking eyes.

i'm still afraid of birds but am just as fascinated by them. this is after attending a level 3000 ecology module on evolution. birds have some of the most interesting courtship and mating rituals and the albatross is one of them (:

the reason for such a random post was because i was reminded of it recently and thought of translating into proper words. this is my way of chillaxing in the face of 3 assignments and 3 presentations due this week. grr.

i digress.

in sexual selection, there is this idea of one being more selective if he/she/it intends to invest more in the offsprings. ie. if i intend to devote my entire time and resources to nurture my children, i better find a good partner that will either help in creating genetically awesome kids or invest just as much effort as i do. the aim is to breed good children. on the other hand, if i don't give a *beep* about what becomes of my children, i'll just make babies with any tom, dick, harry and the ultimate aim is to breed many children. sounds so crude. but the idea is there. hahas :D



albatrosses live much longer than other birds to about 50 years, they delay breeding for longer, and invest more effort into fewer young.

albatrosses reach sexual maturity slowly, after about five years, but even once they have reached maturity, they will not begin to breed for another couple of years, sometimes even up to 10 years for some species. young non-breeders will attend a colony prior to beginning to breed, spending many years practising the elaborate breeding rituals and "dances" that the family is famous for. birds arriving back at the colony for the first time already have the stereotyped behaviours that compose albatross language, but can neither "read" that behaviour as exhibited by other birds nor respond appropriately. after a period of trial and error learning, the young birds learn the syntax and perfect the dances.

the repertoire of behaviour involves synchronised performances of various actions such as preening, pointing, calling, bill clacking, staring, and combinations of such behaviours. when a bird first returns to the colony it will dance with many partners, but after a number of years the number of birds an individual will interact with drops, until one partner is chosen and a pair is formed. they then continue to perfect an individual language that will eventually be unique to that one pair. establishing a pair bond that will last for life.

albatrosses are held to undertake these elaborate and painstaking rituals to ensure that the appropriate partner has been chosen and to perfect partner recognition, as egg laying and chick rearing is a huge investment. in all albatross species, both parents take turns to incubate the egg in stints that last between one day and three weeks. incubation lasts around 70 to 80 days, the longest incubation period of any bird. it is such an energetically demanding process that the adult loses as much as 83 g of body weight a day. the "divorce" of a pair is a rare occurrence, due to the diminished life-time reproductive success it causes, and usually only happens after several years of breeding failure.

learn a thing or two from the romantic albatrosses!
a silly moment at 18:49  
there's bintan and there's universal studios...


a silly moment at 16:45  
10.2.11
list of things i hope to achieve in 2011 - review

travel: 2 destinations.
i trying to plan for one after my practicum! but i'm not sure when are my hols. according to unreliable sources, it's the last two weeks of june. BKK??? (:

healthy lifestyle: work in slow progress. hahas.

materialism manifesto: get a branded handbag.
i still find it hard to part with so much money for a bag that needs alot of tlc. i prefer ones that can take my abuse and not cause me heartache. so instead, i'm making plans for a lasik surgery maybe at the end of this year (: am only at the researching stage though.
a silly moment at 14:08  
ruisi
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