29 June 2005

34 Years Single Malt Premium Reserve

--> You know you are really getting on in age when you dozed off at around 10pm while trying to wait till midnight to update your blog's banner from "33 Years Single Malt Premium Reserve" to "34". sigh.....

The only consolation is that everybody around me is also agar agar the same as I have been getting birthday greets from as early as a couple of days ago. Memory is fading for them as well. Everybody is starting to get the dates wrong but then hor, can still remember not bad already lah. double sigh...

--> You know that you are really getting on in age when Mambo reminded you of the good old days. When all drinking hell break loose at the stroke of Midnight Madness. When before Phuture even existed, the space was just a modest MTV bar with a pool table at the end. When Long Island Hooch tarik with Southern Comfort Seven was the poison of choice. Ask anybody else today about Mambo and they will reminisce about the good ol' "last Wednesday". triple sigh...

--> You know that you are really getting on in age when you can't get up at 7am to get to work after getting home at 5.30am from last night's partying. You ended up getting up at 7pm instead, realising that your day was already over and you decided to sleep in till the next morning, which you still woke up late for work. quadruple sigh...

--> You know that you are really getting on in age when the smile on your kids' faces are worth more than anything else in the world. Even more than the air ticket that you won in the golf tournament. pentuple sigh...

--> You know that you are really getting on in age when you start to think about the type and model of car that you are going to get. Not for yourself, but for Faith when she gets her driving license. hextuple sigh...

"... Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be..." - Robert Browning

- Voxeros

1. Leapin_Toufu left...
Wednesday, 29 June 2005 11:43 am
Happy birthday voxeros!
Here are my contribution from one of my LJ entries few years back...
You know you are getting fat...

1. The new pants you bought now need two pegs on each end to hold it in place on a hanger.

2. The new pants you bought which is the same size as your previous favourite, now can't seem to fit well. You brought it back to the shop and complained loudly that you've bought a tailoring defect...then to be pointed out by the harried sales assistant that your size 33 is the same measurement as other size 33 in the entire clothing industry.

3. When you run to catch the departing don't seem to be as fast & agile as before. The word i'm thinking of is...waddle.

4. When you ask your mate whether if there is any remote possibility that a leather belt can shrink...cos you're beginning to find buckling up on to that familiar second belt hole more & more resembling a contortionist act in the morning.

Rgds, your friend from SPUG
2. zeenie left...
Wednesday, 29 June 2005 5:08 pm
Happy birthday! Not getting old lah, it's the people around becoming younger. =)
3. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 29 June 2005 9:43 pm
toufu: Hey thanks! Nice of you to drop by!

zeenie: thanks thanks. Can the rest of you guys stop being younger and younger? STOP IT!!!
4. lancerlord left...
Wednesday, 29 June 2005 10:27 pm ::
Hapi birthday. I not far behind you. Did you receive my birthday wishes in your comment page yesterday night? I can't remember which post I commented. Should be the latest.
5. vandice left...
Wednesday, 29 June 2005 10:34 pm
Happy birthday Jaywalk... It's tough spending birthday away from friends and family hor? But I guess hearing your kid wish you over the phone/Skype is really hearwarming... Enjoy, and may the coming better the going. Mebbe next year can celebrate as a family...
6. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 29 June 2005 10:41 pm :: 
lancerlord: Bor leh... my birthday only today. How would you be able to send birthday greet the day before? I think you also old man liao lah. hahahaha
So, when is your birthday?

vanice: Yes, it's tough. Didn't get to see them over the webcam today coz not in the office. My little Faith is going to blow candle and cut my birthday cake over the webcam. Will post pictures tomorrow. Akan datang!
7. Meepok left...
Wednesday, 29 June 2005 11:30 pm
Jay - We are not old .... just nocturnally challenged. I can't cheong past 3 am now. In fact, anything past 12 is a stretch. By the way, I'm having lunch with "Einstein" tmrw.
8. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 30 June 2005 12:03 am :: 
MeePok: Nocturnally challenge. hahaha... Take a picture of Einstein. Wonder how he is nowadays.
9. lady jac left...
Thursday, 30 June 2005 12:56 am
Happy Birthday! Here's wishing you good health and all the best in all your future endeavours!
p/s: u and my mum share the same birth date. lol
10. anna left...
Thursday, 30 June 2005 4:48 am
Happy Birthday Forever-Young Dude! 34 is nothing... and I'm not far away from it.
11. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 30 June 2005 8:21 am :: 
lady jac: Come to the dark side... I am your mudder... *breathe* *breathe* ... ok ok, I have got to stop all this Star Wars mania!

Anyway, thanks for the birthday wish.

anna: You know we are no longer spring chickens when we are able to create a sentence with an Alphaville song title in it.
12. AKK left...
Thursday, 30 June 2005 4:27 pm
ahahah....happy birthday!

here was i reading about the beauty of your life, the old days,winning the tournament, your darling kids, plans for the future of your kids...why are you sighing, man?! dun sigh! Laugh!...ehehe..

I have none of these but i'm extremely happy that someone has. :) very nice to read happy stuffs!
13. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 30 June 2005 4:59 pm :: 
AKK: I sigh because all of those are exactly 1592 miles away. Then again, looking on the bright side, at least I am only sighing and not wheezing..
While most of my stuff are happy stuff, there are times where the sun ain't bright. That's life.

C'est la vie.

p.s. But I will try my best to keep thing cheery ok? (",)
14. ei|een left...
Thursday, 30 June 2005 5:59 pm ::
1. memory fading - CHECK 2. old days mambo/zouk - CHECK 3. need more sleep - CHECK
die lah! i am getting OLD also. boohoohoo! :(

oh well, with age comes wisdom and knowledge (right? haha) every chapter in life is a new blank page to fill up!

so here's wishing you a very very happy birthday!

p/s : don't worry lah. nowadays, 30s is still considered "young". age is all in the mind, after all! :)
15. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 30 June 2005 6:18 pm :: 
Ei|een: You sure or not you getting old? You should be what? 10 years younger than me?
Unless you meant to tell me that you started to cheong Mambo when you were still in your pinafore?

Anyway, you reminded me of my tuition student (also Pinafore Toa Payoh) who lied to me that she was sick and had to cancel tuition. Suay suay, kena spotted in Fire Disco. Wow, that must have been more than 12 years ago when I was still in NS.

Hmm... the youngest I ever encountered were two 13-yr olds trying to bum a cigarette from me at Madam Wong.

I refused naturally but fell short of giving them a lecture to go home. Minutes later, there they were huddled in a corner sharing a single stick of cigarette (from somebody else). Pathetic!
16. jaschocolate left...
Thursday, 30 June 2005 10:16 pm ::
U dont want sweet uncle can... i change to sweet yandao, if i can get a new laptop or something.. haha... :p
17. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 30 June 2005 10:47 pm :: 
jaschocolate: Wah lau eh... you all one gang one is it? Sheena wants iPod, Belle wants car and you want laptop...

Harlow, you all think I "Mr Mustapha" izzit?
18. anna left...
Friday, 1 July 2005 12:48 am
haha, sounds like you've found yet another sugar babe!
19. jaschocolate left...
Friday, 1 July 2005 1:14 am ::
you dont know all women are one gang meh? We can be united when we want to.. haha.. so how, sugar daddy.. :p haha
20. JayWalk left...
Friday, 1 July 2005 1:43 am :: 
anna: Suddenly they all come... wah... must be the new fragance that I am wearing?

jaschocolate: Aiyoh... you also want to be sugar babe ah.... I think I need to start a registrar of sugar daughters liao. hahahaha...
21. milktea left...
Friday, 1 July 2005 9:03 am
i clearly remember i left a comment in here greeting you a happy birthday.
22. ei|een left...
Saturday, 2 July 2005 2:46 pm ::
haha! your student really reminds me of myself when i was younger! oh, the foolishness of youth, when all is carefree and the only thing that truly matters to one then is fun fun and fun! heh.

i may not be very old in age, but i feel damn old in mind and spirit, and also body. too much alcohol and late nights. too much partying and life. sigh. i started pretty young lah. i guess you could say that i was already clubbin during my pinafore days.

eh, those were the days when age checks weren't the norm. and we had paper bus passes which were easy to, er, "correct". haha. oops. :p

the kids are starting even younger nowadays, like your 13 yr olds. tsk tsk. want cigarettes, at least find a way to buy them yourself lah! bumming off strangers is forgivable only when you're pissed drunk, or trying to pick up someone. heh.

i look at them and i think to myself "my god! was i ever like that when i was their age?! i hope not!" i prefer to delude myself that i was a much "classier" teen. bwahahaha! ;)
23. JayWalk left...
Sunday, 3 July 2005 6:23 pm :: 
milktea: Aiyoh, you also another one with failing memory.

ei|een: Whoa, you also quite the happening one har? My student is 6 years younger than I which make her 28. Would have you known her in school?

As for the two 13-yr-olds, I would have looked the other way as far as them partying is concerned, but seriously, I question the need to smoke if they were unable to. I mean, don't smoke, don't smoke lor? Why must go bum off strangers?

Then again, bumming cigarettes off people really isn't that big a deal, but it just looked so weird coming from a pair of 13-yr-olds.
24. ei|een left...
Sunday, 3 July 2005 7:08 pm ::
heh. i agree about the smoking issue. i wouldn't give ciggies to young kids, even though i have been down that path before. if they were 17/18 yrs old, its not so bad. 13 is just too young.

dunno if i would have known your student. if she's 28, then she would have been in sec 3 or sec 4 when i was in sec 1. didn't really mingle much with the upper sec when i started school. still innocent then! haha :p
25. JayWalk left...
Monday, 4 July 2005 9:03 am :: 
ei|leen: Still innocent then? ~LOL

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