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23 September 2005

Wah Si Xiang? Siapa Saya?

MercerMachine and his post started this meme which I thought was an excellent way to not only reflect upon oneself but also to share a little part of you with others.

More of the same can be seen via Tomorrow.sg.



I am that baby that was born in Mount Alvernia Hospital in the summer of 1971. My overjoyed dad was making so much noise that he was made to stand in the corner by Sister Superior.

I am that kid that almost set the house on fire by having tissue paper in one hand and a lighter in the other. I am that same kid, years later, that melted down my VCR, TV and the air-conditioner unit above in 1986, when my videotape auto-rewinder burst into flames.

I am that kid that started supporting Manchester United in 1979 when my boyhood hero, Frank Stapleton, was transferred from Arsenal for a then-princely sum of 900,000 Pounds Sterling. I am that same guy that grimaces whenever I get "the look" from others, after telling them my affiliation. Look, for the record, I didn't jump onto the bandwagon during the "glory days". Now get off my back!!

I am that kid that kena caned on a regular basis both at home and in school. I am that same guy who snapped the cane in two when my mom tried to cane me at the age of 20 while I was serving NS. I am that same guy that stopped talking to my mom since.

I am that kid that sprinted down the hill on his racing bike just so that he could see the speedometer hit 60 km/h. I am that same kid who had to bring the speedometer to the bike shop to get the needle unstuck after crossing the 60 km/h mark.

I am that guy who woke up at 10am and still made it to NTU for the 10.30am lecture. I am the same guy who had to drive 180 km/h that morning on the PIE just so I could shake off a Nissan 200SX who was chasing me behind for cutting into his lane earlier at Clementi Ave 6.

I am that kid who picked up golf at the age of 15. I am that same kid who finally got his golf handicap, 10 years later.

I am that kid who was so scrawny that my folks dragged me to Ipoh to see doctor and came back with 40 bottles of 肥仔水. I am that same kid that who became round round fat fat in Sec. 2 that I failed pull up, sit up, sit-and-reach, shuttle-run, standing broad jump and 2.4km run with a total score of 2 points.

I am that kid
who after being humiliated by the 2 points, decided to train up and eventually ran cross-country until become scrawny again. 1.65m, 40.0 kg.

I am that guy who aspired to go to OCS during NS but got so disillusioned by Week 05 of my BMT that I aspired to be a clerk. I became a damn good clerk, by the way.

I am that guy who took 4 years to complete a 3-year course in NTU.

I am that guy whom everybody thought would be the last chee hong kia to get tied down. I am that same guy who is into his 9th year of marriage.

I am that husband who had to trade ironing of clothes for mopping floor, laundry and dishes. Damn loogi siah....

I am that husband who finally realised that he is married when Faith was born, 5 years later.

I am that dad whose heart was broken when baby Faith cried when I was trying to carry her for the first time.

I am that dad who finally realised that he is a dad when Faith hugged and kissed him for the first time. I am that same dad who figured out that Faith hugged and kissed a lot when you have a luggage full of toys. Haiz...

I am that guy who almost couldn't complete this meme coz somebody said it was pretentious and egoistical. I am that guy who was too bladdy lazy to see all these typings go to waste. So I am posting this anyway.

I am that dad. I am that husband. I am that guy. I am that kid. I am that baby.

- Voxeros


1. zeenie left...
Friday, 23 September 2005 4:46 pm
nice. i liked the bit about the 60km/h on a bike one, three of us did the same thing, only that we had one guy at the bottom of the hill with a camera, lying on the road to get a better shot of us flying down the hill at 60km/h. LOL


2. Lil Dow left...
Friday, 23 September 2005 7:25 pm :: http://littledowager.blogsome.com
eh.. i also from mount alvernia! high 5!


3. JayWalk left...
Friday, 23 September 2005 8:26 pm :: 
Zeenie: How about seeing you do this one as well? I like your Se7en meme. I am sure you won't disappoint me with this one, will you?

Lil Dow*: Wah... now Lil Dow liao.... nevermind the * stays. *high 5*


4. Zhe Bin left...
Friday, 23 September 2005 9:55 pm
I read beautifuk's entry too. And reading yours affirmed my view to do mine. = )
And I am so impressed lah. 15 you play golf liao.


5. milktea left...
Friday, 23 September 2005 10:55 pm
oh, you are so egoistical. :p
seriously, how can you make it to 40kg? that's soooo under the normal range.


6. JayWalk left...
Friday, 23 September 2005 11:35 pm ::
Zhe Bin: Aha.... so you knew who I was refering to. hhahahaha...
Glad to hear that you will be doing it. I looking forward to reading it.
As for golf, it's 20 years since I first pick up the golf club. Sad to say, I still suck at it. In golfer's term, it is known as L.O.F.T.
See if you can decipher it before I reveal it in my next comment.

milktea: Bleah!
I guess my under-weight problem was due to a few factors:
1) I started my growth spurt (puberty) around that time.
2) I discovered the love of running and the solitude of spacing out in all of the 20 minutes of running.
3) I figured that as far as girls are concerned, San Poh is better than Pui Kia.


7. Jaslyn left...
Saturday, 24 September 2005 10:13 am :: http://precious-jas.blogspot.com
Wow! Beautifully written Papa J. I doubt I can ever write something like this. Hmm..Well, maybe 10yrs later :p
I love this entry!


8. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 24 September 2005 11:16 am
Jaslyn: Alamak... mai ar nee kuan kong wah leh.... chor lang paiseh leh....
Eh... how about you also do one. That would be interesting to read too. Can get to know you better also?
Hor bor?


9. akk left...
Saturday, 24 September 2005 11:51 am
Priceless and beautiful entry. One of the best I've read. Thanks for making my day.:)


10. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 24 September 2005 12:10 pm ::
Akk: Ahh... thanks.
*Tao Dua Liao! Tao Dua Liao!*
Where's yours?


11. kIm left...
Saturday, 24 September 2005 2:06 pm
Does Ipoh have jian fei shui not?
Anyway, my dad still chases me with his cane. And I'm 19. But it's seldom that the cane lands on me la. Haha..


12. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 24 September 2005 2:27 pm ::
kIm: Jian fei need shui meh? Just exercise regularly and eat properly can liao.
Recently, I met up with a friend who underwent some "meal substitution" diet... OMGawd.... she looked damn good now man.... for once I am convinced that the particular program actually works instead of those stupid misleading ads you see on the mainstream media.

Let me know if you are interested to find out more, then I go ask.
Hmm... old man with walking cane chasing young girl around the house. Oh wait... wrong image. Oops.


13. Jaslyn left...
Saturday, 24 September 2005 2:59 pm :: http://precious-jas.blogspot.com
Wah..Damn chim leh. I dont think I can write out leh. I haven even do that Se7en thingy yet wor. I'm not so smart like you all lah...
14. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 24 September 2005 4:33 pm ::
Jaslyn: I admit this may take a while to do but the secret to doing this is not to write with your head. Write with your heart and the words will flow.


15. lady_jac left...
Saturday, 24 September 2005 9:26 pm
i really enjoyed this entry! maybe i shld do it as well-when i have the time.=)


16. JayWalk left...
Sunday, 25 September 2005 12:52 am ::
Lady Jac: Oh goodie. One more to look forward to. :)


17. nadnut left...
Tuesday, 27 September 2005 12:46 am :: http://nadnut.blogspot.com
i love this meme! me did one too!! ;)


18. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 27 September 2005 9:42 am :: 
Nadnut: Yeah, I know. I read yours before I did mine. ;)


19. nadnut left...
Tuesday, 27 September 2005 4:08 pm :: http://nadnut.blogspot.com
ooh. never comment! heh


20. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 27 September 2005 6:16 pm :: 
Nadnut: I think I would spoil taint your blog if I comment for the sake of commenting.
I think it is better to just stay out of the way sometimes.
Nonetheless, I like "I am That Nut". Cute twist to it.


21. vanna left...
Tuesday, 27 September 2005 10:24 pm
abit overdue here... but wat the heck..
i love abt wat u have written abt how u feel abt ur darling faith..
so sweet & touching... i like...


22. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 27 September 2005 10:49 pm :: 
Vanna: Awww. thanks. I do hope that Faith will get to read this one day and understand what was in my heart when I wrote this.


23. nadnut left...
Wednesday, 28 September 2005 8:53 am :: http://nadnut.blogspot.com
hee. thanks! so...
wat nut are you?
lol!


24. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 28 September 2005 9:15 am :: 
Nadnut: Now that's a good question coz it took me more than an hour to come up with this response. *scratch head*.
I am a Macadamia Nut. You'll love me and hate me at the same time.
The macadamia is yummy and addictive and you just can't stop at one. On the other hand, I get stuck pretty easily between you teeth that will bug you to high heavens. :)

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