Thursday, February 28, 2008


In my new work place, my team of five has four girls and I am the only thorn amongst the roses.

Anyway, this conversation transpired on Tuesday.

Colleague 1: Wah ... now you are a part of us already.
Colleague 2: Yeah, you are now one of the gals ...
Colleague 3: Must be damn nice for you right ... surrounded by four pretty girls ...
Colleague 2: Yeah la. But how you know, maybe he likes guys. Then it would be no feelings, or maybe even torturous ....

How true, how true. My colleagues are psychic!

Monday, February 25, 2008


The elections are coming and I don't think I would be able to do my civic duty to vote this time. The incumbent in my constituency, which is Pantai, is Dato Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil and she will be facing the Puteri of Keadilan. Should be an interesting fight, don't you think?

Incidentally, 8th March is International Women's Day.

My dear Nyk would be voting for the very first time, so yay for him. You have my support in the things you do and you will be duly rewarded ;)

Speaking of which, this video is damn funny. Not to mention catchy.

To those of you who will be voting, happy voting!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

P.S. I Love You

Last Monday was my first day at my new job. My parents and Nyk asked whether I was excited and I replied that I did not.

In fact, I didn't even feel anything. It just felt normal and routine. I supposed I have become a seasoned job changer, even though this is only my third job in four years.

My new colleagues are nice. One of them is really funny and she has a loud personality. She's bubbly and in her own words "feisty". That should keep my work days from falling into boredom.

My head of department treated everyone to a seafood lunch on my second day. We had prawns and three types of crabs (I like the sweet-spicy one best; the steamed ones tasted pretty bland).

Basically where my new work place is, there is much less choices of places to eat. The CBD area has so many hawker centers and restaurants that I have not tried them all in the two years that I used to work there.

As such, I expect my meals expenses to go up. Hopefully not by a lot.

On Friday, six of us managed to watch PS I Love You. It stars Gerard Butler (300) and Hilary Swank (Million Dollar Baby, Boys Don't Cry) as a couple who are madly in love with each other and had gotten married at a young age of 20.

One day, Jerry (Butler) died of brain cancer, leaving Holly (Swank) to cope with his death with the support of her sister and her best friend.

Apparently, Jerry had arranged for 10 letters to be sent to Holly after he died, spread over the course of one year. The first letter came on her 30th birthday. All those letters were signed with P.S. I Love You, hence the movie title.

It was pretty obvious that they love each other deeply. Holly fell into depression and stayed at home. The letters however persuaded to do the opposite, which was to go out there and have fun. She visited a gay club, Ireland, went fishing, sang on stage, things which she would not have done on her own accord.

The movie was funny, touching, thought provoking and ultimately the message was we have to move forward in life, no matter what happens. We still have to live our lives, work, hang out, eat, sleep, etc.

There was not a dry eye left in the cinema. I was teary-eyed at those moving scenes, that two person could share a love so deep, that it is hard to move on but it is even harder to stay put. All the while, I was thinking of Nyk and hoping for the same.

Overall, I would give the movie 4 out of 5 stars. Go watch it!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Our first Valentines Day celebration

It was our first Valentine spent together last Thursday, even though we have been together for a year.

We didn't have any ideas what to do or where to go. Fortunately, my ahem! quick thinking saved the day, as I proposed we go to KL Tower.

I have never been there and coincidentally, neither has Nyk.

So Nyk took the afternoon off and we headed towards KL Tower. From what I know, the nearest monorail stop is Bukit Nanas. I remembered reading it somewhere. Even Nyk thought that it was that stop.

When we alighted, we saw a sign which pointed to the direction KL Tower and we followed that.

Walk, walk, walk, we didn't seem to be getting any nearer to our destination. Then we saw another sign.

So we walked some more.

Still no sign of it.

We decided to hail a cab. The cab driver was kind enough to tell us that it's actually just 100 meters down the road.

Finally we saw the huge signboard which says KL Tower, which is NOT anywhere near Bukit Nanas monorail, but instead nearer to Jalan Raja Chulan.

That's a lesson in Malaysian signage for everyone.

Climbing up took us about 10 minutes. Nyk was, by then, sweaty and hot and not in a very good mood. I managed to cheer him up though.

So we spent about an hour and a half there, taking in the view. I was surprised to see quite a number of tourists there, as I was expecting it to be not a very popular tourist spot. We also saw three secondary school gays guys and a lesbian couple.

After that, we had ice cream and sat down for a drink at Coffee Bean.

Dinner was at Heaven Fusion, where we were joined by SK and David. The portions were quite small, so we ordered 5 main course. We ended our meals with their signature dessert.

We cuddled and kissed in the car, as I would be going back to Singapore on Friday, one day earlier than originally planned. The times we had seemed too short, too insufficient, too fleeting.

Miss you lots my dear.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

First anniversary

My first year anniversary with Nyk was three weeks ago, just a week before I was supposed to go back to KL. As such, I didn't think that it was necessary to get anything on the day itself, as I would be back in KL later.

Besides, I haven't figured out what to get him. Nyk is not the easiest person to buy gifts for (and I am not complaining dear, just stating a fact!). So I had an extra one week to get something.

At least that was what I thought.

Close to lunch time, I got a call from the receptionist in my office. She asked me to go over to her place.

When I got there, I was shocked to see this waiting for me:

It was two bears sitting on a wagon of flowers.

When I saw it, I beamed. The smile I had couldn't be wiped off, even if someone punched me ten times.

The card said:

You are my first,
Our first year together,
Your love I do thirst,
To be in your arms forever.

I was pleasantly surprised (my dear could write poems!). Also, I was totally caught unaware, but thankfully SK knew about it beforehand, so she acted on my behalf and got Nyk an aromatherapy burner and three stalks of flowers (tulips, I think).

Anyways, I was smiling the whole day. Though some of colleagues did not believe that the flowers were for me, as we had a female colleague who always receive flowers and they thought it was for her.

It was the first time someone has given me flowers. And they smelled quite nice.

It was also the first time I reached a full year with someone, which is a milestone for me.

There was a card also, hand-delivered by Jaded Jeremy, from Nyk of course. Thanks for helping out JJ! ;-)

Thanks again for the flowers dear! Looking forward to more anniversaries with you!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

CNY 2008

First of all, a very Happy Chinese New Year! Yeah, I know it's a week late, but I could only come online today.

Also, a very Happy Valentine's Day!

I have been back in KL since last Tuesday, but my modem was going crazy on me and thus I can only post something now.

CNY has been quite eventful this year. I managed to spend time with Nyk last Tuesday before he went for his family trip to Penang. That deprived me of him for a full three days!

While he was away, I met some friends. One is Sam, the repressed guy who chose not to act out his gay sexuality. But apparently, he has decided otherwise as he doesn't want to be lonely no more. The reason for the change in heart? Age is catching up.

Anyway, Sam brought two of his friends to dinner, one who is my junior from secondary school. I could still recognise him as a) my school is small and b) he is a model and I have seen his pictures appeared in the Star before.

Then I also got to meet Kenny. Did some catching up with him as I only get to see him during Chinese New Year. Was quite bored as it was a Sunday so we decided to watch Kungfu Dunk. Not too bad, it got us laughing at some parts and my eyes rolling at others for its incredulity of stunts.

I got to meet my dearest again on Monday for dinner, while giving him a belated anniversary and early valentine's gift. It's actually one gift, not two. It is something he has always wanted since two birthdays ago and he practically lit up when he saw it.

On Tuesday, I had dinner with my course mates and I brought Nyk too. There were six others and only two of them don't know that I am gay. It was quite funny, as one of them who doesn't know asked softly, "Who is that Derek's friend?" to another who knows and the reply was "Just friend la."

Then I met him again yesterday for dinner with some mutual friends. It was quite fun talking and laughing about anything and everything. We ordered steamed fish, toufu (which I didn't get to eat), kailan and sweet and sour pork. The food was too bad.

I am making up for lost time with Nyk, as I will be going back to Singapore on Saturday morning ;-)