classification

just like all other kingdoms,
friendship was one too.

broken into three phyla –
close, acquaintance, passerby –
of which there were many classes,
just like those vehicles that ply our streets.

not to forget the order
1st, 2nd, 3rd, forgotten.
some were family-esque,
others quite uncertain.

yet weren’t we all the same genus
the species?
so what was the darn
difference?

i ride forth

this time hopefully further and without another stumble again…

for the ones Above,
the ones around –
family and friends –
the One who believes in me and,
myself who I can’t let down any more.

lost time and lost potential will mean nothing if i can see this through. i must. i have to. i just have to.

only one

Oh, the good outweighs the bad even on your worst day
Remember how I’d say
Hey hey one day, you’ll be the man you always knew you could be

Hello my only one, just like the mornin’ sun
You’ll keep on risin’ ’til the sky knows your name
And you’re still my chosen one, remember who you are
No you’re not perfect but you’re not your mistakes

feels like a timely reminder to remember that i have to end this the way i started… as long as i have the intention to work hard and be the man i want to be then perhaps the stumbles, mistakes, screw-ups mean nothing.

some days it can be really tough… the tears seem harder to keep in and the weight of the world just seems too much to bear but i can never forget who i do this for. no matter how tough it gets, however close i get to a breakdown. i have to fight, with every ounce of strength i have.

they deserve better.

and so do i.

but sometimes i just wish i wasn’t this alone.

S R Nathan

a keen reminder of what it means to always lead with a heart for the people, to serve, care, love unconditionally and wholeheartedly, and to persevere even when the road gets tough.

i hope to emulate you, Sir, and make you proud.

thank you for everything you’ve done for Singapore.

rest in peace.

trot

love unconditionally, have faith, reject bad thoughts.

things may change but the part that i have no control over i should not fret over and instead focus on what i do and be the best version of myself for those that i run this race for.

everything may not be okay just yet but they will be, somehow, someway. i must just trust and live out life the way i know best.

such is the flux but therein lies the journey, the adventure.

fight the good fight.

allez. jiayou. उड़ो.

side note: really going to miss these olympics ):

hanging on

somehow, someway i just keep hanging on. and i can only hope that my decision to not give in to my demons today will be a turning point that i can look back on and say – i chose the other way.

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anushka sharma gif just because i can haha (i’ll make you proud.)