keeping the dreams alive

been busy with life

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So, I haven’t had time to update this journal for a while as I have been busy with life – tutoring, the PhD and just life in general. All’s good, except I am still struggling on the research front, and trying to put in more effort. I am stilll trying to juggle tutoring with the PhD, which honestly the former does require a fair bit of effort as well.

At the same time, I have also shifted this journal to http://www.jasminezheng.com . Yeap, I’ve decided to get my own domain, and hoping to have more time to write about my views on economics related issues, and so on.

See you guys there!

Written by Jasmine

March 26, 2011 at 23:09

Posted in Uncategorized

just because

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there is always a kid in us…

 

A friend, D, from my previous workplace is here for a whirlwind work trip. So, R (his intern) and I showed him around Canberra on Sunday afternoon. It was good fun, and I am really glad to be showing anyone from Singapore around Canberra.It will be good to have YW in ANU sometime in the later part of this year.

We covered a fair bit of ground just by walking around. We went around the City, around ANU, my office to take shelter from the rain, around the lake all the way to the National Museum, had dinner at Pancake Parlour, and chilled at Knightsbridge, which really is by far my favourite chill-out place in Canberra (apart from cafes). Yes, that was a lot of walking we did.

Written by Jasmine

March 21, 2011 at 08:45

说了再见

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天凉了 雨下了
你走了
清楚了 我爱的
遗失了
落叶飘在湖面上睡着了

想要放 放不掉
泪在飘
你看看 你看看不到
我假装过去不重要
却发现自己办不到

说了再见
才发现再也见不到
我不能就这样
失去你的微笑

口红待在桌角
而你我找不到
若角色对调
你说好不好

说了再见
才发现再也见不到
能不能 就这样
忍着痛 泪不掉

说好陪我到老
永恒往哪里找
再次拥抱
一分一秒都好

你的笑 你的好
脑海里 一直在绕
我的手 忘不了
你手的温度

心碎了一地
捡不回从前的心跳
身陷过去 我无力逃跑

说再见
才发现再也见不到
能不能 就这样
忍着痛 泪不掉

说好陪我到老
永恒往哪里找
再次拥抱
一分一秒都好

This song brings back memories of a very dark period in my life, sometime last year. Looking back on it, it’s funny. But, it certainly wasn’t funny at all when going through that period of time.

I am not one of those who goes about saying there isn’t anything they regret in life. It’s reality. There have been decisions I have made that I wish I never went ahead with. These are moments I do regret from time to time. Decisions like: the first job that I should never have taken up because it was really only in the second job that I felt that I was learning things that I want to and valued as an economist; being away from university for four years was far too long; the list goes on. Well, I am not saying that I am filled with regrets either.

I guess it’s the rain and lack of sleep that’s putting me in such a mood.

Written by Jasmine

March 21, 2011 at 08:26

Posted in About Me, Lyrics

Pink – Perfect (Boyce Avenue acoustic cover)

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Made a wrong turn
Once or twice
Dug my way out
Blood and fire
Bad decisions
That’s alright
Welcome to my silly life
Mistreated, misplaced, missundaztood
Miss “no way it’s all good”
It didn’t slow me down
Mistaken
Always second guessing
Underestimated
Look, I’m still around…

Pretty, pretty please
Don’t you ever, ever feel
Like your less than
Fuckin’ perfect
Pretty, pretty please
If you ever, ever feel
Like your nothing
You’re fuckin’ perfect to me

You’re so mean
When you talk
About yourself
You are wrong
Change the voices
In your head
Make them like you
Instead
So complicated
Look how big you’ll make it
Filled with so much hatred
Such a tired game
It’s enough
I’ve done all i can think of
Chased down all my demons
see you same

Pretty, pretty please
Don’t you ever, ever feel
Like your less than
Fuckin’ perfect
Pretty, pretty please
If you ever, ever feel
Like your nothing

You’re fuckin’ perfect to me
The world stares while i swallow the fear
The only thing i should be drinking is an ice cold beer
So cool in lying and I tried tried
But we try too hard, it’s a waste of my time
Done looking for the critics, cuz they’re everywhere
They don’t like my genes, they don’t get my hair
Stringe ourselves and we do it all the time
Why do we do that?
Why do I do that?
Why do I do that?

Ooh, pretty pretty pretty,
Pretty pretty please don’t you ever ever feel
Like you’re less then, fuckin’ perfect
Pretty pretty please if you ever ever feel
Like you’re nothing you’re fuckin’ perfect, to me
You’re perfect
You’re perfect
Pretty, pretty please don’t you ever ever feel like you’re less then, fucking perfect
Pretty, pretty please if you ever ever feel like you’re nothing you’re fucking perfect to me

 

Buy this song on iTunes from now till end of March and all proceeds will go to help victims of the Japan earthquake.

Written by Jasmine

March 16, 2011 at 10:43

Posted in , Lyrics, Music

life. caffeine. me.

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Written by Jasmine

March 15, 2011 at 12:59

japan

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My heart goes out to those in Japan. The country doesn’t really need the nuclear incidents after a major earthquake. Friends in Japan are safe, with one returning back to Singapore for the time being, given how he can’t help with anything that’s happening.

drawn by chibird

 

 

Written by Jasmine

March 15, 2011 at 09:03

Posted in 2011

things you might want to read.

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Written by Jasmine

March 14, 2011 at 12:09

Posted in Geek, Just For Fun

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