Saturday, December 15, 2007


I realised that many of my old friends especially those from Muar. The first thing that they like to ask me, after they have found my Friendster or Facebook or blog or some other place is HI, ANDREW, DO YOU STILL REMEMBER ME?
Come on guys, if you can remember that my name is Andrew, I most definitely will know who you are save for a select few from primary 6 where we didn't have much communication and I really can't remember. I mean am I such a bad friend that I'll go around forgetting people's name. I won't forget my friends' name, definitely not Muarians. Despite so many of my friends giving themselves new names after I left I still know them, people like Hong Cheng is now known as Vincent, Chang Geng is like Gabriel Koh now, Ting Xin is like KopiKate, Huiyi is Katie but I still recognise their faces anywhere. So next time we happen to chance across each other, ask me how I am instead of do you still remember me cause the answer will be of course I do. Now you know.

Anyway, I'm still in London as of now. I just came back from Manchester. When around there. A few museums and of course Old Trafford. Took a tour. Sat on the very seat Ferguson sits in. Sat on Giggs, Scholes, Nani, Ronaldo, Tevez, Van der Sar's seats in the locker room. Incidentally the seat between Ronaldo and Nani belonged to Cantona before. I found out that the people there regard AIG the shirt sponsor of Man Utd to be Alex Is God. That's the gist of it.

A week before of course I was touring Italy. Landed in Milan, saw the huge Duomo Cathedral, took a train to Cremona to look for violins, didn't like any and didn't buy any, went to Florence. Saw more cathedrals and statues, Pisa, to see the leaning tower of Pisa of course, Venice, see the canals and stuff and finally down to Rome to visit the Vatican and various other churches. I'm not an arts buff like H2 so after awhile things get boring seeing painting after paintings, statues after statues and climbing churches after churches. I guess I climbed over a thousand steps in Italy. I saw Michaelangelo at the Sistine Chapel though. Well not him but his paintings. Really well done but i feel the whole Vatican thing is overly commercialised. Tickets are expensive and there are guards and barriers and modern technology everywhere. Lacks that feel. Maybe I should have travelled with an arts buff who would have been able to explained more. How about a trip there after our A's eh H2?

I've got a new violin. The physical look of it wasn't exactly what I had in mind but the sound is something I like. I'm not sure if its the Evah Pirazzi that causing it but I hope its not. I must put my heart into violin playing now. Really.

GTG. Bye