what’s new?

in my humble modesty,
an option for those dear and near who can bear the ego-overload to click,
for those who can’t, then, well.
the “what’s new” clue’s in the pictures babies!

She stretches and purrs into the pillow
Flyaway hair, tangles in her own legs
The dull throbbing, the drone of machines
the new world’s advancements, constructions, regulations
like a whisper in the wind
she purrs and buries her face
in this hazy sleep where dreamers prance on clouds
and cows go a-somersaulting
the mystical lure of the lady in veils
her perfectly manicured hand tantalizing
curling, purring into the tent of all-good-and-bad-things
like a wisp of smoke the fingers
lure and beckon
into red veils and incense
into bliss and contentment
and a fiery den of vampiric desires
while angelic voices sing their lullaby
and elephants walk on stilts
and piglets do the chachacha
collapes onto the azure bed of veils and cloths
with glitter and baubles hanging overhead
she whirls around
and closes her eyes
miles away, miles away

and miles drop away like melted snow

children’s prayers

Dear GOD,
In school they told us what You do. Who does it when You are on vacation?

Dear GOD,
I read the Bible. What does begat mean? Nobody will tell me.
Love, Alison

Dear GOD,
Are you really invisible or is that just a trick?

Dear GOD,
Is it true my father won’t get in Heaven if he uses his bowling words in the house?

Dear GOD,
Did you mean for the giraffe to look like that or was it an accident?

Dear GOD,
Instead of letting people die and having to make new ones, why don’t You just keep the ones You have now?

Dear GOD,
Who draws the lines around the countries?

Dear GOD,
I went to this wedding and they kissed right in church. Is that okay?

Dear GOD,
What does it mean You are a Jealous God? I thought You had everything.

Dear GOD,
Did you really mean “do unto others as they do unto you”? Because if you did, then I’m going to fix my brother.

Dear GOD,
Thank you for the baby brother, but what I prayed for was a puppy.

Dear GOD,
It rained for our whole vacation and is my father mad! He said some things about You that people are not supposed to say, but I hope You will not hurt him anyway.
Your friend — (But I am not going to tell you who I am)

Dear GOD,
Why is Sunday school on Sunday?
I thought it was supposed to be our day of rest.
-Tom L.

Dear GOD,
Please send me a pony. I never asked for anything before, You can look it up.

Dear GOD,
If we come back as something – please don’t let me be Jennifer Horton because I hate her.

Dear GOD,
If You give me a genie lamp like Aladin, I will give you anything you want, except my money or my chess set.

Dear GOD,
My brother is a rat. You should give him a tail. Ha ha.

Dear GOD,
Maybe Cain and Abel would not kill each other so much if they had their own rooms. It works with my brother.

Dear GOD,
I want to be just like my Daddy when I get big but not with so much hair all over.

Dear GOD,
You don’t have to worry about me. I always look both ways.

Dear GOD,
I think the stapler is one of your greatest inventions.
-Ruth M.

Dear GOD,
I think about You sometimes even when I’m not praying.

Dear GOD,
I bet it is very hard for You to love all of everybody in the whole world. There are only 4 people in our family and I can never do it.

Dear GOD,
Of all the people who work for You I like Noah and David the best.

Dear GOD,
My brother told me about being born but it doesn’t sound right. They’re just kidding, aren’t they?

Dear GOD,
If You watch me in church Sunday, I’ll show You my new shoes.
-Mickey D.

Dear GOD,
I would like to live 900 years like the guy in the Bible.
Love, Chris

Dear GOD,
We read Thomas Edison made light. But in school they said You did it. So I bet he stoled your idea.
-Sincerely, Donna

Dear GOD:
The bad people laughed at Noah – “You made an ark on dry land you fool.” But he was smart, he stuck with You. That’s what I would do.

Dear GOD,
I do not think anybody could be a better GOD. Well, I just want You to know but I am not just saying that because You are GOD already.

Dear GOD,
I didn’t think orange went with purple until I saw the sunset you made on Tuesday. That was cool!

what is your crazy question to god? 

of bagels and twins

its been a long time old friend, since i heard your voice on the other side of the line. how are you and what have you been up to, and why have you disappeared, and when did you make this choice–did i take my own time to notice you were gone?

i dreamt of you last night, a very vivid dream which i know is a very real possibility. i wrote it in an email. i sent it in an electronic letter and hoped thru that i could get it to stop replaying in my head. my head aches from all the images, and oddly i realised i must have cried in my sleep because my eyes feel sandy and tired.

i know its been a bad week, and you were right to yell at me because its so rare that we’re both online, given we’re 12 hours apart, and all i asked you about was the cd.

when you left without seeing me i told myself it was best we kept our distance, it was best for everyone involved–by that i mean more than just us.. it was best to keep things in the clear and then we can officially say we’re just friends and be truthful. you know driel, you are important to me, you are–and you’re missed.

i dont know which one of us cast the first stone. i dunno how we let things end up like this, but we’ll be okay. we always find a way.

so. the question is, who’s ducky?

free fall

what is the investment one puts into a relationship?

being a line to tug whenever you need one? being a convenient tool you make use of when you need someone? someone to pick up your slack? someone to profit off? someone to step on?

cheers, babe.


Dear Students,

The window period to file for graduation for eligible students who are in their FINAL TERM of coursework in this Term 2 of Academic Year 2007-08 will be opened from Monday, 28 January 2008 (2.00 pm) till Sunday, 24 February 2008 (11.00 pm). You must file for graduation in order to be considered for graduation.

You should file for graduation in advance (if this is your final term of coursework) even if you have not yet completed your internship and/or community service (filing for graduation is based on required CUs only and status of internship/comm service do not impact on filing). For students who will be going on exchange, please remember to ensure that your exchange credits/courses are captured first in the system before you can file for your graduation. However, you will not graduate until you have cleared all courseworks, internship and comm service by the deadline.

The Registrar’s Office will only finalise your graduation processing after you have fulfilled all requirements for your degree (coursework + internship & community service), at 4 fixed times a year. Please ensure that your internship/comm service/exchange courses etc be graded as pass in the system latest by 12 noon, 14 May 2008 if you wishes to be considered for graduation in T2 round.

Students who have previously filed for graduation and cleared all the coursework requirements do not need to re-file.

The platform to file for graduation is at OASIS (Study —-> Graduation —-> Apply for Graduation). The instructions can be found therein.

You should also read carefully the policies and procedures on graduation at OASIS (Study —-> Graduation —-> Policies & Procedures for Graduation). Answers to some frequently asked questions can be found under OASIS (Study —-> Graduation —-> Graduation FAQs).

Please note that once you have filed for graduation, it is irreversible (therefore, please plan carefully). Students who have missed the above deadline to file for graduation in T2 (there will only be one round of graduation filing for each term, e.g. T1, T2, MT2, T3A & T3B), can only file for graduation in MT2 of Academic Year 2007-08 (17 March to 13 April 2008). As ample notice and time have been given for each term graduation filing, we will not entertain students who have missed the deadline and requested for late filing. We also will not entertain students who have filed for graduation and due to whatever reasons, requested to unfile for graduation.

For students who wish to attend Commencement 08, you will need to graduate latest by T3A. Students graduated in T3B will only attend Commencement 09.

For eligible students who do not file for graduation by the deadline, we shall also assume that you are taking additional courses to fulfil your double majors/degrees or just as additional courses on top of your required curriculum.

The graduation processing exercise for T2 will be held in May 2008 (after the official release of T2 exam results). Expected collection schedules for degree scroll and transcripts for graduates in each term can be found under OASIS (Study —-> Graduation —-> Transcript & Degree Scroll).