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Morrissey's Hollywood Bowl Show Will Feature Only Vegetarian Food Options

Morrissey's Hollywood Bowl Show Will Feature Only Vegetarian Food Options

“And the flesh you so fancifully fry is not succulent, tasty, or kind”

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The Hollywood Bowl has acquiesced to Morrissey’s requests for a meatless menu for the duration of his shows.

LA show dome The Hollywood Bowl, has announced that for the duration of Morrissey’s upcoming shows, venue food vendors will be meat-free in honor of the vegan singer. However it is hardly the first time the U.K.-born lyricist has asked for his venues to be veggie-compliant.

Morrissey previously asked LA’s Staples Center to go meatless, but the venue only agreed to offer more meat-free options. Although New York’s Madison Square Garden initially agreed to keep their gen-pop meat-free, they hedged when it came to serving corporate clients and expensive ticket holders’ meaty meals.

The “Meat is Murder” singer even faced major backlash for his all veggie-requests at Riot Fest in Chicago. After requesting that vendors not sell meat, Chicago food retailer Puffs of Doom protested the no-meat ban by selling a sandwich called the “Pork Morrissey.”

The Hollywood Bowl’s food vendor menus will feature vegetarian (not vegan), options such as falafel burgers, potato tacos, veggie sandwiches, roasted vegetable “farmer’s plates,” avocado toast, and even a “vegetarian Moroccan feast for two” complete with hummus, spiced carrot salad, labneh, grilled vegetables, and an olive oil cake. But for patrons who can’t live without meat, outside food is allowed as per the venue’s policy. However these vegetarian and vegan alternatives sound so good you won’t miss meat or dairy!


Greatest Hits | The Best of Des

Some of my happiest memories growing up are of strangers.

If I got my homework done on time, which I usually used to be able to accomplish, I'd go to the playground by our flat in Bedok Reservoir Road. It was one of those playgrounds built in a huge sand pit, and in addition to see-saws and swings, there was also a concrete structure with a chain-and-planks bridge which swayed from side to side as you ran across. There was also a pole, which burned my palms and my legs as I slid down it. Not being very fast nor dextrous, I was usually cautious when it came to performing stunts on the playground contraptions, but I still participated in pick-up games with gusto.

A favourite game was cops and robbers, or police and thieves, or tag. There was a "house," which retreating into as a thief gave you immunity from the cops (we usually picked this alcove at the bottom of the structure as it). There was also a police station where the tagged thieves were brought to, where they awaited a slap of the hand from a fellow thief to be freed. The game ended when all the thieves were caught -- that typically never happened. More normally, the game ended when Yeye strolled in and told me -- first, patiently subsequently, scolding -- to go home for dinner. For me, anyway.

This week on May's tag, she received one of those surveys and I saw that I was tagged to keep it going. So, here it goes:

1) Are your parents married or divorced? Married.

2) Are you a vegetarian? god, no.

3) Do you believe in Heaven? Yes -- you get there after reaching nirvana.

4) Have you ever come close to dying? Yes -- I nearly drowned at Manly Beach in Sydney, Australia, when I was 18. I thought I was never going to see my family again, and prayed that they knew they were the last thoughts in my mind before I died.

5) What jewelery do you wear 24/7? I don't.

6) Favourite time of day? The morning, when the day is new and anything fantastic can happen.
7) Do you eat the stems of broccoli? Yes.

8) Do you wear makeup? Yes. Although much less frequent now that I don't have to for work.

9) Ever have plastic surgery? No.

10) Do you color your hair? Yes.

11) What do you wear to bed? Typically a T-shirt and pyjama pants (in the winter) or boxer shorts (in the summer).

12) Have you ever done anything illegal? Nothing worth recounting.

13) Can you roll your tongue? Yes.

14) Do you tweeze your eyebrows? The beauty is, mine don't need that treatment.

15) What kind of sneakers? adidas for sports, retro adidas for everyday wear.

16) Do you believe in Abortions? How does one believe in abortions? I think it's fine if it's the right decision.

17) Hair colour? Currently black, with hints of the last light brown job it got earlier this year.

18) Future child's name? I like Abra and Cal, from one of my favourite books, "East of Eden." But would it be incestuous to name a daughter and son after two lovers?

19) Do you snore? I think so, but not often and not excessively.

20) If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be? Well, obviously there are many places, but topmost on my list are Cuba, Egypt, Brasil, and Greece. For a country I've been to before, China -- lots more to explore there.

21) Do you sleep with stuffed animals? jesus, no.

22) Buy my family a worldwide holiday, pay for my brother's college education, donate to my favourite causes, invest.

23) Gold or silver? Platinum.

24) Hamburger or hot dog? Hot dog, fo shizzle.

25) If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? Oh my god, are you fucking kidding me? Steak.

26) City, beach or country? Beach.

27) What was the last thing you touched? Besides my keyboard, my Blackberry.

28) Where did you eat last? Dark chocolate M&Ms. SO GOOD. I can't wait until they make it
with peanuts.

29) When's the last time you cried? When I said goodbye to my family at Barajas Airport in Madrid.

30) Do you read blogs? Yes, selectively.

31) Would you ever go out dressed like the opposite sex? No, why would I?

32) Ever been involved with the police? Not unless I'm getting a ticket or getting into an accident.

33) What's your favorite shampoo conditioner and soap? I only use shampoo, and it's a green tea one by Follow Me. I love Zest for soap.

34) Do you talk in your sleep? Yes. Totally.

35) Ocean or pool? Ocean, although I have a phobia of it since the almost-drowning incident.

38) Window seat or aisle? Window, always, if I can help it.

39) Ever met anyone famous? Brian Wilson, Drew Barrymore, Wyclef Jean, and Jeremy Piven.

40) Do you feel that you've had a truly successful life? Yes, but there's always more that can be done.

41) Do you twirl your spaghetti or cut it? Twirl.

42) Ricki Lake or Oprah Winfrey? I hate talk shows.

43) Basketball or Football? Baseball and tennis.

44) How long do your showers last? I can shower in five minutes, but I can take longer if I'm enjoying it.

45) Automatic or do you drive a stick? Automatic, and while I enjoy stick, it's just tiring to drive with one all the time.

46) Cake or ice cream? Ice cream. Jeez.

47) Are you self-conscious? Yes, but comfortably so.

48) Have you ever drank so much you threw up? Yes, but it's been a while, thank god.

49) Have you ever given money to a begger? Yes.

50) Have you ever been in love? Not by my definition.

51) Where do you wish you were? Playing tennis somewhere.

52) Are you wearing socks? No.

53) Have you ever ridden in an ambulance? Yes, when I fell from my bike and sliced open my knee. We wailed down Michigan Avenue.

55) Last gift you received? Camper shoes that my mum got for me in Sevilla.

56) Last sport you played? Softball. We're done for the year. It sucks.

57) Things you spend a lot of money on? Travel, clothes, CDs, food, shows.

58) Where do you live? Wrigleyville, Chicago.

59) Where were you born? Singapore.

60) Last wedding attended? Sarah and Jesse's wedding in September.

63) Most hated food(s)? Corn and strawberries.

65) Can you sing? Only in the bathroom and the car.

66) Last person you instant messaged? Dion.

67) Last place you went on holiday? Spain -- Sevilla, Granada, and Madrid.

69) Tag 3 friends:
- Silvur
- Severs
- Andy


Greatest Hits | The Best of Des

Some of my happiest memories growing up are of strangers.

If I got my homework done on time, which I usually used to be able to accomplish, I'd go to the playground by our flat in Bedok Reservoir Road. It was one of those playgrounds built in a huge sand pit, and in addition to see-saws and swings, there was also a concrete structure with a chain-and-planks bridge which swayed from side to side as you ran across. There was also a pole, which burned my palms and my legs as I slid down it. Not being very fast nor dextrous, I was usually cautious when it came to performing stunts on the playground contraptions, but I still participated in pick-up games with gusto.

A favourite game was cops and robbers, or police and thieves, or tag. There was a "house," which retreating into as a thief gave you immunity from the cops (we usually picked this alcove at the bottom of the structure as it). There was also a police station where the tagged thieves were brought to, where they awaited a slap of the hand from a fellow thief to be freed. The game ended when all the thieves were caught -- that typically never happened. More normally, the game ended when Yeye strolled in and told me -- first, patiently subsequently, scolding -- to go home for dinner. For me, anyway.

This week on May's tag, she received one of those surveys and I saw that I was tagged to keep it going. So, here it goes:

1) Are your parents married or divorced? Married.

2) Are you a vegetarian? god, no.

3) Do you believe in Heaven? Yes -- you get there after reaching nirvana.

4) Have you ever come close to dying? Yes -- I nearly drowned at Manly Beach in Sydney, Australia, when I was 18. I thought I was never going to see my family again, and prayed that they knew they were the last thoughts in my mind before I died.

5) What jewelery do you wear 24/7? I don't.

6) Favourite time of day? The morning, when the day is new and anything fantastic can happen.
7) Do you eat the stems of broccoli? Yes.

8) Do you wear makeup? Yes. Although much less frequent now that I don't have to for work.

9) Ever have plastic surgery? No.

10) Do you color your hair? Yes.

11) What do you wear to bed? Typically a T-shirt and pyjama pants (in the winter) or boxer shorts (in the summer).

12) Have you ever done anything illegal? Nothing worth recounting.

13) Can you roll your tongue? Yes.

14) Do you tweeze your eyebrows? The beauty is, mine don't need that treatment.

15) What kind of sneakers? adidas for sports, retro adidas for everyday wear.

16) Do you believe in Abortions? How does one believe in abortions? I think it's fine if it's the right decision.

17) Hair colour? Currently black, with hints of the last light brown job it got earlier this year.

18) Future child's name? I like Abra and Cal, from one of my favourite books, "East of Eden." But would it be incestuous to name a daughter and son after two lovers?

19) Do you snore? I think so, but not often and not excessively.

20) If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be? Well, obviously there are many places, but topmost on my list are Cuba, Egypt, Brasil, and Greece. For a country I've been to before, China -- lots more to explore there.

21) Do you sleep with stuffed animals? jesus, no.

22) Buy my family a worldwide holiday, pay for my brother's college education, donate to my favourite causes, invest.

23) Gold or silver? Platinum.

24) Hamburger or hot dog? Hot dog, fo shizzle.

25) If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? Oh my god, are you fucking kidding me? Steak.

26) City, beach or country? Beach.

27) What was the last thing you touched? Besides my keyboard, my Blackberry.

28) Where did you eat last? Dark chocolate M&Ms. SO GOOD. I can't wait until they make it
with peanuts.

29) When's the last time you cried? When I said goodbye to my family at Barajas Airport in Madrid.

30) Do you read blogs? Yes, selectively.

31) Would you ever go out dressed like the opposite sex? No, why would I?

32) Ever been involved with the police? Not unless I'm getting a ticket or getting into an accident.

33) What's your favorite shampoo conditioner and soap? I only use shampoo, and it's a green tea one by Follow Me. I love Zest for soap.

34) Do you talk in your sleep? Yes. Totally.

35) Ocean or pool? Ocean, although I have a phobia of it since the almost-drowning incident.

38) Window seat or aisle? Window, always, if I can help it.

39) Ever met anyone famous? Brian Wilson, Drew Barrymore, Wyclef Jean, and Jeremy Piven.

40) Do you feel that you've had a truly successful life? Yes, but there's always more that can be done.

41) Do you twirl your spaghetti or cut it? Twirl.

42) Ricki Lake or Oprah Winfrey? I hate talk shows.

43) Basketball or Football? Baseball and tennis.

44) How long do your showers last? I can shower in five minutes, but I can take longer if I'm enjoying it.

45) Automatic or do you drive a stick? Automatic, and while I enjoy stick, it's just tiring to drive with one all the time.

46) Cake or ice cream? Ice cream. Jeez.

47) Are you self-conscious? Yes, but comfortably so.

48) Have you ever drank so much you threw up? Yes, but it's been a while, thank god.

49) Have you ever given money to a begger? Yes.

50) Have you ever been in love? Not by my definition.

51) Where do you wish you were? Playing tennis somewhere.

52) Are you wearing socks? No.

53) Have you ever ridden in an ambulance? Yes, when I fell from my bike and sliced open my knee. We wailed down Michigan Avenue.

55) Last gift you received? Camper shoes that my mum got for me in Sevilla.

56) Last sport you played? Softball. We're done for the year. It sucks.

57) Things you spend a lot of money on? Travel, clothes, CDs, food, shows.

58) Where do you live? Wrigleyville, Chicago.

59) Where were you born? Singapore.

60) Last wedding attended? Sarah and Jesse's wedding in September.

63) Most hated food(s)? Corn and strawberries.

65) Can you sing? Only in the bathroom and the car.

66) Last person you instant messaged? Dion.

67) Last place you went on holiday? Spain -- Sevilla, Granada, and Madrid.

69) Tag 3 friends:
- Silvur
- Severs
- Andy


Greatest Hits | The Best of Des

Some of my happiest memories growing up are of strangers.

If I got my homework done on time, which I usually used to be able to accomplish, I'd go to the playground by our flat in Bedok Reservoir Road. It was one of those playgrounds built in a huge sand pit, and in addition to see-saws and swings, there was also a concrete structure with a chain-and-planks bridge which swayed from side to side as you ran across. There was also a pole, which burned my palms and my legs as I slid down it. Not being very fast nor dextrous, I was usually cautious when it came to performing stunts on the playground contraptions, but I still participated in pick-up games with gusto.

A favourite game was cops and robbers, or police and thieves, or tag. There was a "house," which retreating into as a thief gave you immunity from the cops (we usually picked this alcove at the bottom of the structure as it). There was also a police station where the tagged thieves were brought to, where they awaited a slap of the hand from a fellow thief to be freed. The game ended when all the thieves were caught -- that typically never happened. More normally, the game ended when Yeye strolled in and told me -- first, patiently subsequently, scolding -- to go home for dinner. For me, anyway.

This week on May's tag, she received one of those surveys and I saw that I was tagged to keep it going. So, here it goes:

1) Are your parents married or divorced? Married.

2) Are you a vegetarian? god, no.

3) Do you believe in Heaven? Yes -- you get there after reaching nirvana.

4) Have you ever come close to dying? Yes -- I nearly drowned at Manly Beach in Sydney, Australia, when I was 18. I thought I was never going to see my family again, and prayed that they knew they were the last thoughts in my mind before I died.

5) What jewelery do you wear 24/7? I don't.

6) Favourite time of day? The morning, when the day is new and anything fantastic can happen.
7) Do you eat the stems of broccoli? Yes.

8) Do you wear makeup? Yes. Although much less frequent now that I don't have to for work.

9) Ever have plastic surgery? No.

10) Do you color your hair? Yes.

11) What do you wear to bed? Typically a T-shirt and pyjama pants (in the winter) or boxer shorts (in the summer).

12) Have you ever done anything illegal? Nothing worth recounting.

13) Can you roll your tongue? Yes.

14) Do you tweeze your eyebrows? The beauty is, mine don't need that treatment.

15) What kind of sneakers? adidas for sports, retro adidas for everyday wear.

16) Do you believe in Abortions? How does one believe in abortions? I think it's fine if it's the right decision.

17) Hair colour? Currently black, with hints of the last light brown job it got earlier this year.

18) Future child's name? I like Abra and Cal, from one of my favourite books, "East of Eden." But would it be incestuous to name a daughter and son after two lovers?

19) Do you snore? I think so, but not often and not excessively.

20) If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be? Well, obviously there are many places, but topmost on my list are Cuba, Egypt, Brasil, and Greece. For a country I've been to before, China -- lots more to explore there.

21) Do you sleep with stuffed animals? jesus, no.

22) Buy my family a worldwide holiday, pay for my brother's college education, donate to my favourite causes, invest.

23) Gold or silver? Platinum.

24) Hamburger or hot dog? Hot dog, fo shizzle.

25) If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? Oh my god, are you fucking kidding me? Steak.

26) City, beach or country? Beach.

27) What was the last thing you touched? Besides my keyboard, my Blackberry.

28) Where did you eat last? Dark chocolate M&Ms. SO GOOD. I can't wait until they make it
with peanuts.

29) When's the last time you cried? When I said goodbye to my family at Barajas Airport in Madrid.

30) Do you read blogs? Yes, selectively.

31) Would you ever go out dressed like the opposite sex? No, why would I?

32) Ever been involved with the police? Not unless I'm getting a ticket or getting into an accident.

33) What's your favorite shampoo conditioner and soap? I only use shampoo, and it's a green tea one by Follow Me. I love Zest for soap.

34) Do you talk in your sleep? Yes. Totally.

35) Ocean or pool? Ocean, although I have a phobia of it since the almost-drowning incident.

38) Window seat or aisle? Window, always, if I can help it.

39) Ever met anyone famous? Brian Wilson, Drew Barrymore, Wyclef Jean, and Jeremy Piven.

40) Do you feel that you've had a truly successful life? Yes, but there's always more that can be done.

41) Do you twirl your spaghetti or cut it? Twirl.

42) Ricki Lake or Oprah Winfrey? I hate talk shows.

43) Basketball or Football? Baseball and tennis.

44) How long do your showers last? I can shower in five minutes, but I can take longer if I'm enjoying it.

45) Automatic or do you drive a stick? Automatic, and while I enjoy stick, it's just tiring to drive with one all the time.

46) Cake or ice cream? Ice cream. Jeez.

47) Are you self-conscious? Yes, but comfortably so.

48) Have you ever drank so much you threw up? Yes, but it's been a while, thank god.

49) Have you ever given money to a begger? Yes.

50) Have you ever been in love? Not by my definition.

51) Where do you wish you were? Playing tennis somewhere.

52) Are you wearing socks? No.

53) Have you ever ridden in an ambulance? Yes, when I fell from my bike and sliced open my knee. We wailed down Michigan Avenue.

55) Last gift you received? Camper shoes that my mum got for me in Sevilla.

56) Last sport you played? Softball. We're done for the year. It sucks.

57) Things you spend a lot of money on? Travel, clothes, CDs, food, shows.

58) Where do you live? Wrigleyville, Chicago.

59) Where were you born? Singapore.

60) Last wedding attended? Sarah and Jesse's wedding in September.

63) Most hated food(s)? Corn and strawberries.

65) Can you sing? Only in the bathroom and the car.

66) Last person you instant messaged? Dion.

67) Last place you went on holiday? Spain -- Sevilla, Granada, and Madrid.

69) Tag 3 friends:
- Silvur
- Severs
- Andy


Greatest Hits | The Best of Des

Some of my happiest memories growing up are of strangers.

If I got my homework done on time, which I usually used to be able to accomplish, I'd go to the playground by our flat in Bedok Reservoir Road. It was one of those playgrounds built in a huge sand pit, and in addition to see-saws and swings, there was also a concrete structure with a chain-and-planks bridge which swayed from side to side as you ran across. There was also a pole, which burned my palms and my legs as I slid down it. Not being very fast nor dextrous, I was usually cautious when it came to performing stunts on the playground contraptions, but I still participated in pick-up games with gusto.

A favourite game was cops and robbers, or police and thieves, or tag. There was a "house," which retreating into as a thief gave you immunity from the cops (we usually picked this alcove at the bottom of the structure as it). There was also a police station where the tagged thieves were brought to, where they awaited a slap of the hand from a fellow thief to be freed. The game ended when all the thieves were caught -- that typically never happened. More normally, the game ended when Yeye strolled in and told me -- first, patiently subsequently, scolding -- to go home for dinner. For me, anyway.

This week on May's tag, she received one of those surveys and I saw that I was tagged to keep it going. So, here it goes:

1) Are your parents married or divorced? Married.

2) Are you a vegetarian? god, no.

3) Do you believe in Heaven? Yes -- you get there after reaching nirvana.

4) Have you ever come close to dying? Yes -- I nearly drowned at Manly Beach in Sydney, Australia, when I was 18. I thought I was never going to see my family again, and prayed that they knew they were the last thoughts in my mind before I died.

5) What jewelery do you wear 24/7? I don't.

6) Favourite time of day? The morning, when the day is new and anything fantastic can happen.
7) Do you eat the stems of broccoli? Yes.

8) Do you wear makeup? Yes. Although much less frequent now that I don't have to for work.

9) Ever have plastic surgery? No.

10) Do you color your hair? Yes.

11) What do you wear to bed? Typically a T-shirt and pyjama pants (in the winter) or boxer shorts (in the summer).

12) Have you ever done anything illegal? Nothing worth recounting.

13) Can you roll your tongue? Yes.

14) Do you tweeze your eyebrows? The beauty is, mine don't need that treatment.

15) What kind of sneakers? adidas for sports, retro adidas for everyday wear.

16) Do you believe in Abortions? How does one believe in abortions? I think it's fine if it's the right decision.

17) Hair colour? Currently black, with hints of the last light brown job it got earlier this year.

18) Future child's name? I like Abra and Cal, from one of my favourite books, "East of Eden." But would it be incestuous to name a daughter and son after two lovers?

19) Do you snore? I think so, but not often and not excessively.

20) If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be? Well, obviously there are many places, but topmost on my list are Cuba, Egypt, Brasil, and Greece. For a country I've been to before, China -- lots more to explore there.

21) Do you sleep with stuffed animals? jesus, no.

22) Buy my family a worldwide holiday, pay for my brother's college education, donate to my favourite causes, invest.

23) Gold or silver? Platinum.

24) Hamburger or hot dog? Hot dog, fo shizzle.

25) If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? Oh my god, are you fucking kidding me? Steak.

26) City, beach or country? Beach.

27) What was the last thing you touched? Besides my keyboard, my Blackberry.

28) Where did you eat last? Dark chocolate M&Ms. SO GOOD. I can't wait until they make it
with peanuts.

29) When's the last time you cried? When I said goodbye to my family at Barajas Airport in Madrid.

30) Do you read blogs? Yes, selectively.

31) Would you ever go out dressed like the opposite sex? No, why would I?

32) Ever been involved with the police? Not unless I'm getting a ticket or getting into an accident.

33) What's your favorite shampoo conditioner and soap? I only use shampoo, and it's a green tea one by Follow Me. I love Zest for soap.

34) Do you talk in your sleep? Yes. Totally.

35) Ocean or pool? Ocean, although I have a phobia of it since the almost-drowning incident.

38) Window seat or aisle? Window, always, if I can help it.

39) Ever met anyone famous? Brian Wilson, Drew Barrymore, Wyclef Jean, and Jeremy Piven.

40) Do you feel that you've had a truly successful life? Yes, but there's always more that can be done.

41) Do you twirl your spaghetti or cut it? Twirl.

42) Ricki Lake or Oprah Winfrey? I hate talk shows.

43) Basketball or Football? Baseball and tennis.

44) How long do your showers last? I can shower in five minutes, but I can take longer if I'm enjoying it.

45) Automatic or do you drive a stick? Automatic, and while I enjoy stick, it's just tiring to drive with one all the time.

46) Cake or ice cream? Ice cream. Jeez.

47) Are you self-conscious? Yes, but comfortably so.

48) Have you ever drank so much you threw up? Yes, but it's been a while, thank god.

49) Have you ever given money to a begger? Yes.

50) Have you ever been in love? Not by my definition.

51) Where do you wish you were? Playing tennis somewhere.

52) Are you wearing socks? No.

53) Have you ever ridden in an ambulance? Yes, when I fell from my bike and sliced open my knee. We wailed down Michigan Avenue.

55) Last gift you received? Camper shoes that my mum got for me in Sevilla.

56) Last sport you played? Softball. We're done for the year. It sucks.

57) Things you spend a lot of money on? Travel, clothes, CDs, food, shows.

58) Where do you live? Wrigleyville, Chicago.

59) Where were you born? Singapore.

60) Last wedding attended? Sarah and Jesse's wedding in September.

63) Most hated food(s)? Corn and strawberries.

65) Can you sing? Only in the bathroom and the car.

66) Last person you instant messaged? Dion.

67) Last place you went on holiday? Spain -- Sevilla, Granada, and Madrid.

69) Tag 3 friends:
- Silvur
- Severs
- Andy


Greatest Hits | The Best of Des

Some of my happiest memories growing up are of strangers.

If I got my homework done on time, which I usually used to be able to accomplish, I'd go to the playground by our flat in Bedok Reservoir Road. It was one of those playgrounds built in a huge sand pit, and in addition to see-saws and swings, there was also a concrete structure with a chain-and-planks bridge which swayed from side to side as you ran across. There was also a pole, which burned my palms and my legs as I slid down it. Not being very fast nor dextrous, I was usually cautious when it came to performing stunts on the playground contraptions, but I still participated in pick-up games with gusto.

A favourite game was cops and robbers, or police and thieves, or tag. There was a "house," which retreating into as a thief gave you immunity from the cops (we usually picked this alcove at the bottom of the structure as it). There was also a police station where the tagged thieves were brought to, where they awaited a slap of the hand from a fellow thief to be freed. The game ended when all the thieves were caught -- that typically never happened. More normally, the game ended when Yeye strolled in and told me -- first, patiently subsequently, scolding -- to go home for dinner. For me, anyway.

This week on May's tag, she received one of those surveys and I saw that I was tagged to keep it going. So, here it goes:

1) Are your parents married or divorced? Married.

2) Are you a vegetarian? god, no.

3) Do you believe in Heaven? Yes -- you get there after reaching nirvana.

4) Have you ever come close to dying? Yes -- I nearly drowned at Manly Beach in Sydney, Australia, when I was 18. I thought I was never going to see my family again, and prayed that they knew they were the last thoughts in my mind before I died.

5) What jewelery do you wear 24/7? I don't.

6) Favourite time of day? The morning, when the day is new and anything fantastic can happen.
7) Do you eat the stems of broccoli? Yes.

8) Do you wear makeup? Yes. Although much less frequent now that I don't have to for work.

9) Ever have plastic surgery? No.

10) Do you color your hair? Yes.

11) What do you wear to bed? Typically a T-shirt and pyjama pants (in the winter) or boxer shorts (in the summer).

12) Have you ever done anything illegal? Nothing worth recounting.

13) Can you roll your tongue? Yes.

14) Do you tweeze your eyebrows? The beauty is, mine don't need that treatment.

15) What kind of sneakers? adidas for sports, retro adidas for everyday wear.

16) Do you believe in Abortions? How does one believe in abortions? I think it's fine if it's the right decision.

17) Hair colour? Currently black, with hints of the last light brown job it got earlier this year.

18) Future child's name? I like Abra and Cal, from one of my favourite books, "East of Eden." But would it be incestuous to name a daughter and son after two lovers?

19) Do you snore? I think so, but not often and not excessively.

20) If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be? Well, obviously there are many places, but topmost on my list are Cuba, Egypt, Brasil, and Greece. For a country I've been to before, China -- lots more to explore there.

21) Do you sleep with stuffed animals? jesus, no.

22) Buy my family a worldwide holiday, pay for my brother's college education, donate to my favourite causes, invest.

23) Gold or silver? Platinum.

24) Hamburger or hot dog? Hot dog, fo shizzle.

25) If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? Oh my god, are you fucking kidding me? Steak.

26) City, beach or country? Beach.

27) What was the last thing you touched? Besides my keyboard, my Blackberry.

28) Where did you eat last? Dark chocolate M&Ms. SO GOOD. I can't wait until they make it
with peanuts.

29) When's the last time you cried? When I said goodbye to my family at Barajas Airport in Madrid.

30) Do you read blogs? Yes, selectively.

31) Would you ever go out dressed like the opposite sex? No, why would I?

32) Ever been involved with the police? Not unless I'm getting a ticket or getting into an accident.

33) What's your favorite shampoo conditioner and soap? I only use shampoo, and it's a green tea one by Follow Me. I love Zest for soap.

34) Do you talk in your sleep? Yes. Totally.

35) Ocean or pool? Ocean, although I have a phobia of it since the almost-drowning incident.

38) Window seat or aisle? Window, always, if I can help it.

39) Ever met anyone famous? Brian Wilson, Drew Barrymore, Wyclef Jean, and Jeremy Piven.

40) Do you feel that you've had a truly successful life? Yes, but there's always more that can be done.

41) Do you twirl your spaghetti or cut it? Twirl.

42) Ricki Lake or Oprah Winfrey? I hate talk shows.

43) Basketball or Football? Baseball and tennis.

44) How long do your showers last? I can shower in five minutes, but I can take longer if I'm enjoying it.

45) Automatic or do you drive a stick? Automatic, and while I enjoy stick, it's just tiring to drive with one all the time.

46) Cake or ice cream? Ice cream. Jeez.

47) Are you self-conscious? Yes, but comfortably so.

48) Have you ever drank so much you threw up? Yes, but it's been a while, thank god.

49) Have you ever given money to a begger? Yes.

50) Have you ever been in love? Not by my definition.

51) Where do you wish you were? Playing tennis somewhere.

52) Are you wearing socks? No.

53) Have you ever ridden in an ambulance? Yes, when I fell from my bike and sliced open my knee. We wailed down Michigan Avenue.

55) Last gift you received? Camper shoes that my mum got for me in Sevilla.

56) Last sport you played? Softball. We're done for the year. It sucks.

57) Things you spend a lot of money on? Travel, clothes, CDs, food, shows.

58) Where do you live? Wrigleyville, Chicago.

59) Where were you born? Singapore.

60) Last wedding attended? Sarah and Jesse's wedding in September.

63) Most hated food(s)? Corn and strawberries.

65) Can you sing? Only in the bathroom and the car.

66) Last person you instant messaged? Dion.

67) Last place you went on holiday? Spain -- Sevilla, Granada, and Madrid.

69) Tag 3 friends:
- Silvur
- Severs
- Andy


Greatest Hits | The Best of Des

Some of my happiest memories growing up are of strangers.

If I got my homework done on time, which I usually used to be able to accomplish, I'd go to the playground by our flat in Bedok Reservoir Road. It was one of those playgrounds built in a huge sand pit, and in addition to see-saws and swings, there was also a concrete structure with a chain-and-planks bridge which swayed from side to side as you ran across. There was also a pole, which burned my palms and my legs as I slid down it. Not being very fast nor dextrous, I was usually cautious when it came to performing stunts on the playground contraptions, but I still participated in pick-up games with gusto.

A favourite game was cops and robbers, or police and thieves, or tag. There was a "house," which retreating into as a thief gave you immunity from the cops (we usually picked this alcove at the bottom of the structure as it). There was also a police station where the tagged thieves were brought to, where they awaited a slap of the hand from a fellow thief to be freed. The game ended when all the thieves were caught -- that typically never happened. More normally, the game ended when Yeye strolled in and told me -- first, patiently subsequently, scolding -- to go home for dinner. For me, anyway.

This week on May's tag, she received one of those surveys and I saw that I was tagged to keep it going. So, here it goes:

1) Are your parents married or divorced? Married.

2) Are you a vegetarian? god, no.

3) Do you believe in Heaven? Yes -- you get there after reaching nirvana.

4) Have you ever come close to dying? Yes -- I nearly drowned at Manly Beach in Sydney, Australia, when I was 18. I thought I was never going to see my family again, and prayed that they knew they were the last thoughts in my mind before I died.

5) What jewelery do you wear 24/7? I don't.

6) Favourite time of day? The morning, when the day is new and anything fantastic can happen.
7) Do you eat the stems of broccoli? Yes.

8) Do you wear makeup? Yes. Although much less frequent now that I don't have to for work.

9) Ever have plastic surgery? No.

10) Do you color your hair? Yes.

11) What do you wear to bed? Typically a T-shirt and pyjama pants (in the winter) or boxer shorts (in the summer).

12) Have you ever done anything illegal? Nothing worth recounting.

13) Can you roll your tongue? Yes.

14) Do you tweeze your eyebrows? The beauty is, mine don't need that treatment.

15) What kind of sneakers? adidas for sports, retro adidas for everyday wear.

16) Do you believe in Abortions? How does one believe in abortions? I think it's fine if it's the right decision.

17) Hair colour? Currently black, with hints of the last light brown job it got earlier this year.

18) Future child's name? I like Abra and Cal, from one of my favourite books, "East of Eden." But would it be incestuous to name a daughter and son after two lovers?

19) Do you snore? I think so, but not often and not excessively.

20) If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be? Well, obviously there are many places, but topmost on my list are Cuba, Egypt, Brasil, and Greece. For a country I've been to before, China -- lots more to explore there.

21) Do you sleep with stuffed animals? jesus, no.

22) Buy my family a worldwide holiday, pay for my brother's college education, donate to my favourite causes, invest.

23) Gold or silver? Platinum.

24) Hamburger or hot dog? Hot dog, fo shizzle.

25) If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? Oh my god, are you fucking kidding me? Steak.

26) City, beach or country? Beach.

27) What was the last thing you touched? Besides my keyboard, my Blackberry.

28) Where did you eat last? Dark chocolate M&Ms. SO GOOD. I can't wait until they make it
with peanuts.

29) When's the last time you cried? When I said goodbye to my family at Barajas Airport in Madrid.

30) Do you read blogs? Yes, selectively.

31) Would you ever go out dressed like the opposite sex? No, why would I?

32) Ever been involved with the police? Not unless I'm getting a ticket or getting into an accident.

33) What's your favorite shampoo conditioner and soap? I only use shampoo, and it's a green tea one by Follow Me. I love Zest for soap.

34) Do you talk in your sleep? Yes. Totally.

35) Ocean or pool? Ocean, although I have a phobia of it since the almost-drowning incident.

38) Window seat or aisle? Window, always, if I can help it.

39) Ever met anyone famous? Brian Wilson, Drew Barrymore, Wyclef Jean, and Jeremy Piven.

40) Do you feel that you've had a truly successful life? Yes, but there's always more that can be done.

41) Do you twirl your spaghetti or cut it? Twirl.

42) Ricki Lake or Oprah Winfrey? I hate talk shows.

43) Basketball or Football? Baseball and tennis.

44) How long do your showers last? I can shower in five minutes, but I can take longer if I'm enjoying it.

45) Automatic or do you drive a stick? Automatic, and while I enjoy stick, it's just tiring to drive with one all the time.

46) Cake or ice cream? Ice cream. Jeez.

47) Are you self-conscious? Yes, but comfortably so.

48) Have you ever drank so much you threw up? Yes, but it's been a while, thank god.

49) Have you ever given money to a begger? Yes.

50) Have you ever been in love? Not by my definition.

51) Where do you wish you were? Playing tennis somewhere.

52) Are you wearing socks? No.

53) Have you ever ridden in an ambulance? Yes, when I fell from my bike and sliced open my knee. We wailed down Michigan Avenue.

55) Last gift you received? Camper shoes that my mum got for me in Sevilla.

56) Last sport you played? Softball. We're done for the year. It sucks.

57) Things you spend a lot of money on? Travel, clothes, CDs, food, shows.

58) Where do you live? Wrigleyville, Chicago.

59) Where were you born? Singapore.

60) Last wedding attended? Sarah and Jesse's wedding in September.

63) Most hated food(s)? Corn and strawberries.

65) Can you sing? Only in the bathroom and the car.

66) Last person you instant messaged? Dion.

67) Last place you went on holiday? Spain -- Sevilla, Granada, and Madrid.

69) Tag 3 friends:
- Silvur
- Severs
- Andy


Greatest Hits | The Best of Des

Some of my happiest memories growing up are of strangers.

If I got my homework done on time, which I usually used to be able to accomplish, I'd go to the playground by our flat in Bedok Reservoir Road. It was one of those playgrounds built in a huge sand pit, and in addition to see-saws and swings, there was also a concrete structure with a chain-and-planks bridge which swayed from side to side as you ran across. There was also a pole, which burned my palms and my legs as I slid down it. Not being very fast nor dextrous, I was usually cautious when it came to performing stunts on the playground contraptions, but I still participated in pick-up games with gusto.

A favourite game was cops and robbers, or police and thieves, or tag. There was a "house," which retreating into as a thief gave you immunity from the cops (we usually picked this alcove at the bottom of the structure as it). There was also a police station where the tagged thieves were brought to, where they awaited a slap of the hand from a fellow thief to be freed. The game ended when all the thieves were caught -- that typically never happened. More normally, the game ended when Yeye strolled in and told me -- first, patiently subsequently, scolding -- to go home for dinner. For me, anyway.

This week on May's tag, she received one of those surveys and I saw that I was tagged to keep it going. So, here it goes:

1) Are your parents married or divorced? Married.

2) Are you a vegetarian? god, no.

3) Do you believe in Heaven? Yes -- you get there after reaching nirvana.

4) Have you ever come close to dying? Yes -- I nearly drowned at Manly Beach in Sydney, Australia, when I was 18. I thought I was never going to see my family again, and prayed that they knew they were the last thoughts in my mind before I died.

5) What jewelery do you wear 24/7? I don't.

6) Favourite time of day? The morning, when the day is new and anything fantastic can happen.
7) Do you eat the stems of broccoli? Yes.

8) Do you wear makeup? Yes. Although much less frequent now that I don't have to for work.

9) Ever have plastic surgery? No.

10) Do you color your hair? Yes.

11) What do you wear to bed? Typically a T-shirt and pyjama pants (in the winter) or boxer shorts (in the summer).

12) Have you ever done anything illegal? Nothing worth recounting.

13) Can you roll your tongue? Yes.

14) Do you tweeze your eyebrows? The beauty is, mine don't need that treatment.

15) What kind of sneakers? adidas for sports, retro adidas for everyday wear.

16) Do you believe in Abortions? How does one believe in abortions? I think it's fine if it's the right decision.

17) Hair colour? Currently black, with hints of the last light brown job it got earlier this year.

18) Future child's name? I like Abra and Cal, from one of my favourite books, "East of Eden." But would it be incestuous to name a daughter and son after two lovers?

19) Do you snore? I think so, but not often and not excessively.

20) If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be? Well, obviously there are many places, but topmost on my list are Cuba, Egypt, Brasil, and Greece. For a country I've been to before, China -- lots more to explore there.

21) Do you sleep with stuffed animals? jesus, no.

22) Buy my family a worldwide holiday, pay for my brother's college education, donate to my favourite causes, invest.

23) Gold or silver? Platinum.

24) Hamburger or hot dog? Hot dog, fo shizzle.

25) If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? Oh my god, are you fucking kidding me? Steak.

26) City, beach or country? Beach.

27) What was the last thing you touched? Besides my keyboard, my Blackberry.

28) Where did you eat last? Dark chocolate M&Ms. SO GOOD. I can't wait until they make it
with peanuts.

29) When's the last time you cried? When I said goodbye to my family at Barajas Airport in Madrid.

30) Do you read blogs? Yes, selectively.

31) Would you ever go out dressed like the opposite sex? No, why would I?

32) Ever been involved with the police? Not unless I'm getting a ticket or getting into an accident.

33) What's your favorite shampoo conditioner and soap? I only use shampoo, and it's a green tea one by Follow Me. I love Zest for soap.

34) Do you talk in your sleep? Yes. Totally.

35) Ocean or pool? Ocean, although I have a phobia of it since the almost-drowning incident.

38) Window seat or aisle? Window, always, if I can help it.

39) Ever met anyone famous? Brian Wilson, Drew Barrymore, Wyclef Jean, and Jeremy Piven.

40) Do you feel that you've had a truly successful life? Yes, but there's always more that can be done.

41) Do you twirl your spaghetti or cut it? Twirl.

42) Ricki Lake or Oprah Winfrey? I hate talk shows.

43) Basketball or Football? Baseball and tennis.

44) How long do your showers last? I can shower in five minutes, but I can take longer if I'm enjoying it.

45) Automatic or do you drive a stick? Automatic, and while I enjoy stick, it's just tiring to drive with one all the time.

46) Cake or ice cream? Ice cream. Jeez.

47) Are you self-conscious? Yes, but comfortably so.

48) Have you ever drank so much you threw up? Yes, but it's been a while, thank god.

49) Have you ever given money to a begger? Yes.

50) Have you ever been in love? Not by my definition.

51) Where do you wish you were? Playing tennis somewhere.

52) Are you wearing socks? No.

53) Have you ever ridden in an ambulance? Yes, when I fell from my bike and sliced open my knee. We wailed down Michigan Avenue.

55) Last gift you received? Camper shoes that my mum got for me in Sevilla.

56) Last sport you played? Softball. We're done for the year. It sucks.

57) Things you spend a lot of money on? Travel, clothes, CDs, food, shows.

58) Where do you live? Wrigleyville, Chicago.

59) Where were you born? Singapore.

60) Last wedding attended? Sarah and Jesse's wedding in September.

63) Most hated food(s)? Corn and strawberries.

65) Can you sing? Only in the bathroom and the car.

66) Last person you instant messaged? Dion.

67) Last place you went on holiday? Spain -- Sevilla, Granada, and Madrid.

69) Tag 3 friends:
- Silvur
- Severs
- Andy


Greatest Hits | The Best of Des

Some of my happiest memories growing up are of strangers.

If I got my homework done on time, which I usually used to be able to accomplish, I'd go to the playground by our flat in Bedok Reservoir Road. It was one of those playgrounds built in a huge sand pit, and in addition to see-saws and swings, there was also a concrete structure with a chain-and-planks bridge which swayed from side to side as you ran across. There was also a pole, which burned my palms and my legs as I slid down it. Not being very fast nor dextrous, I was usually cautious when it came to performing stunts on the playground contraptions, but I still participated in pick-up games with gusto.

A favourite game was cops and robbers, or police and thieves, or tag. There was a "house," which retreating into as a thief gave you immunity from the cops (we usually picked this alcove at the bottom of the structure as it). There was also a police station where the tagged thieves were brought to, where they awaited a slap of the hand from a fellow thief to be freed. The game ended when all the thieves were caught -- that typically never happened. More normally, the game ended when Yeye strolled in and told me -- first, patiently subsequently, scolding -- to go home for dinner. For me, anyway.

This week on May's tag, she received one of those surveys and I saw that I was tagged to keep it going. So, here it goes:

1) Are your parents married or divorced? Married.

2) Are you a vegetarian? god, no.

3) Do you believe in Heaven? Yes -- you get there after reaching nirvana.

4) Have you ever come close to dying? Yes -- I nearly drowned at Manly Beach in Sydney, Australia, when I was 18. I thought I was never going to see my family again, and prayed that they knew they were the last thoughts in my mind before I died.

5) What jewelery do you wear 24/7? I don't.

6) Favourite time of day? The morning, when the day is new and anything fantastic can happen.
7) Do you eat the stems of broccoli? Yes.

8) Do you wear makeup? Yes. Although much less frequent now that I don't have to for work.

9) Ever have plastic surgery? No.

10) Do you color your hair? Yes.

11) What do you wear to bed? Typically a T-shirt and pyjama pants (in the winter) or boxer shorts (in the summer).

12) Have you ever done anything illegal? Nothing worth recounting.

13) Can you roll your tongue? Yes.

14) Do you tweeze your eyebrows? The beauty is, mine don't need that treatment.

15) What kind of sneakers? adidas for sports, retro adidas for everyday wear.

16) Do you believe in Abortions? How does one believe in abortions? I think it's fine if it's the right decision.

17) Hair colour? Currently black, with hints of the last light brown job it got earlier this year.

18) Future child's name? I like Abra and Cal, from one of my favourite books, "East of Eden." But would it be incestuous to name a daughter and son after two lovers?

19) Do you snore? I think so, but not often and not excessively.

20) If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be? Well, obviously there are many places, but topmost on my list are Cuba, Egypt, Brasil, and Greece. For a country I've been to before, China -- lots more to explore there.

21) Do you sleep with stuffed animals? jesus, no.

22) Buy my family a worldwide holiday, pay for my brother's college education, donate to my favourite causes, invest.

23) Gold or silver? Platinum.

24) Hamburger or hot dog? Hot dog, fo shizzle.

25) If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? Oh my god, are you fucking kidding me? Steak.

26) City, beach or country? Beach.

27) What was the last thing you touched? Besides my keyboard, my Blackberry.

28) Where did you eat last? Dark chocolate M&Ms. SO GOOD. I can't wait until they make it
with peanuts.

29) When's the last time you cried? When I said goodbye to my family at Barajas Airport in Madrid.

30) Do you read blogs? Yes, selectively.

31) Would you ever go out dressed like the opposite sex? No, why would I?

32) Ever been involved with the police? Not unless I'm getting a ticket or getting into an accident.

33) What's your favorite shampoo conditioner and soap? I only use shampoo, and it's a green tea one by Follow Me. I love Zest for soap.

34) Do you talk in your sleep? Yes. Totally.

35) Ocean or pool? Ocean, although I have a phobia of it since the almost-drowning incident.

38) Window seat or aisle? Window, always, if I can help it.

39) Ever met anyone famous? Brian Wilson, Drew Barrymore, Wyclef Jean, and Jeremy Piven.

40) Do you feel that you've had a truly successful life? Yes, but there's always more that can be done.

41) Do you twirl your spaghetti or cut it? Twirl.

42) Ricki Lake or Oprah Winfrey? I hate talk shows.

43) Basketball or Football? Baseball and tennis.

44) How long do your showers last? I can shower in five minutes, but I can take longer if I'm enjoying it.

45) Automatic or do you drive a stick? Automatic, and while I enjoy stick, it's just tiring to drive with one all the time.

46) Cake or ice cream? Ice cream. Jeez.

47) Are you self-conscious? Yes, but comfortably so.

48) Have you ever drank so much you threw up? Yes, but it's been a while, thank god.

49) Have you ever given money to a begger? Yes.

50) Have you ever been in love? Not by my definition.

51) Where do you wish you were? Playing tennis somewhere.

52) Are you wearing socks? No.

53) Have you ever ridden in an ambulance? Yes, when I fell from my bike and sliced open my knee. We wailed down Michigan Avenue.

55) Last gift you received? Camper shoes that my mum got for me in Sevilla.

56) Last sport you played? Softball. We're done for the year. It sucks.

57) Things you spend a lot of money on? Travel, clothes, CDs, food, shows.

58) Where do you live? Wrigleyville, Chicago.

59) Where were you born? Singapore.

60) Last wedding attended? Sarah and Jesse's wedding in September.

63) Most hated food(s)? Corn and strawberries.

65) Can you sing? Only in the bathroom and the car.

66) Last person you instant messaged? Dion.

67) Last place you went on holiday? Spain -- Sevilla, Granada, and Madrid.

69) Tag 3 friends:
- Silvur
- Severs
- Andy


Greatest Hits | The Best of Des

Some of my happiest memories growing up are of strangers.

If I got my homework done on time, which I usually used to be able to accomplish, I'd go to the playground by our flat in Bedok Reservoir Road. It was one of those playgrounds built in a huge sand pit, and in addition to see-saws and swings, there was also a concrete structure with a chain-and-planks bridge which swayed from side to side as you ran across. There was also a pole, which burned my palms and my legs as I slid down it. Not being very fast nor dextrous, I was usually cautious when it came to performing stunts on the playground contraptions, but I still participated in pick-up games with gusto.

A favourite game was cops and robbers, or police and thieves, or tag. There was a "house," which retreating into as a thief gave you immunity from the cops (we usually picked this alcove at the bottom of the structure as it). There was also a police station where the tagged thieves were brought to, where they awaited a slap of the hand from a fellow thief to be freed. The game ended when all the thieves were caught -- that typically never happened. More normally, the game ended when Yeye strolled in and told me -- first, patiently subsequently, scolding -- to go home for dinner. For me, anyway.

This week on May's tag, she received one of those surveys and I saw that I was tagged to keep it going. So, here it goes:

1) Are your parents married or divorced? Married.

2) Are you a vegetarian? god, no.

3) Do you believe in Heaven? Yes -- you get there after reaching nirvana.

4) Have you ever come close to dying? Yes -- I nearly drowned at Manly Beach in Sydney, Australia, when I was 18. I thought I was never going to see my family again, and prayed that they knew they were the last thoughts in my mind before I died.

5) What jewelery do you wear 24/7? I don't.

6) Favourite time of day? The morning, when the day is new and anything fantastic can happen.
7) Do you eat the stems of broccoli? Yes.

8) Do you wear makeup? Yes. Although much less frequent now that I don't have to for work.

9) Ever have plastic surgery? No.

10) Do you color your hair? Yes.

11) What do you wear to bed? Typically a T-shirt and pyjama pants (in the winter) or boxer shorts (in the summer).

12) Have you ever done anything illegal? Nothing worth recounting.

13) Can you roll your tongue? Yes.

14) Do you tweeze your eyebrows? The beauty is, mine don't need that treatment.

15) What kind of sneakers? adidas for sports, retro adidas for everyday wear.

16) Do you believe in Abortions? How does one believe in abortions? I think it's fine if it's the right decision.

17) Hair colour? Currently black, with hints of the last light brown job it got earlier this year.

18) Future child's name? I like Abra and Cal, from one of my favourite books, "East of Eden." But would it be incestuous to name a daughter and son after two lovers?

19) Do you snore? I think so, but not often and not excessively.

20) If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be? Well, obviously there are many places, but topmost on my list are Cuba, Egypt, Brasil, and Greece. For a country I've been to before, China -- lots more to explore there.

21) Do you sleep with stuffed animals? jesus, no.

22) Buy my family a worldwide holiday, pay for my brother's college education, donate to my favourite causes, invest.

23) Gold or silver? Platinum.

24) Hamburger or hot dog? Hot dog, fo shizzle.

25) If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? Oh my god, are you fucking kidding me? Steak.

26) City, beach or country? Beach.

27) What was the last thing you touched? Besides my keyboard, my Blackberry.

28) Where did you eat last? Dark chocolate M&Ms. SO GOOD. I can't wait until they make it
with peanuts.

29) When's the last time you cried? When I said goodbye to my family at Barajas Airport in Madrid.

30) Do you read blogs? Yes, selectively.

31) Would you ever go out dressed like the opposite sex? No, why would I?

32) Ever been involved with the police? Not unless I'm getting a ticket or getting into an accident.

33) What's your favorite shampoo conditioner and soap? I only use shampoo, and it's a green tea one by Follow Me. I love Zest for soap.

34) Do you talk in your sleep? Yes. Totally.

35) Ocean or pool? Ocean, although I have a phobia of it since the almost-drowning incident.

38) Window seat or aisle? Window, always, if I can help it.

39) Ever met anyone famous? Brian Wilson, Drew Barrymore, Wyclef Jean, and Jeremy Piven.

40) Do you feel that you've had a truly successful life? Yes, but there's always more that can be done.

41) Do you twirl your spaghetti or cut it? Twirl.

42) Ricki Lake or Oprah Winfrey? I hate talk shows.

43) Basketball or Football? Baseball and tennis.

44) How long do your showers last? I can shower in five minutes, but I can take longer if I'm enjoying it.

45) Automatic or do you drive a stick? Automatic, and while I enjoy stick, it's just tiring to drive with one all the time.

46) Cake or ice cream? Ice cream. Jeez.

47) Are you self-conscious? Yes, but comfortably so.

48) Have you ever drank so much you threw up? Yes, but it's been a while, thank god.

49) Have you ever given money to a begger? Yes.

50) Have you ever been in love? Not by my definition.

51) Where do you wish you were? Playing tennis somewhere.

52) Are you wearing socks? No.

53) Have you ever ridden in an ambulance? Yes, when I fell from my bike and sliced open my knee. We wailed down Michigan Avenue.

55) Last gift you received? Camper shoes that my mum got for me in Sevilla.

56) Last sport you played? Softball. We're done for the year. It sucks.

57) Things you spend a lot of money on? Travel, clothes, CDs, food, shows.

58) Where do you live? Wrigleyville, Chicago.

59) Where were you born? Singapore.

60) Last wedding attended? Sarah and Jesse's wedding in September.

63) Most hated food(s)? Corn and strawberries.

65) Can you sing? Only in the bathroom and the car.

66) Last person you instant messaged? Dion.

67) Last place you went on holiday? Spain -- Sevilla, Granada, and Madrid.

69) Tag 3 friends:
- Silvur
- Severs
- Andy


Greatest Hits | The Best of Des

Some of my happiest memories growing up are of strangers.

If I got my homework done on time, which I usually used to be able to accomplish, I'd go to the playground by our flat in Bedok Reservoir Road. It was one of those playgrounds built in a huge sand pit, and in addition to see-saws and swings, there was also a concrete structure with a chain-and-planks bridge which swayed from side to side as you ran across. There was also a pole, which burned my palms and my legs as I slid down it. Not being very fast nor dextrous, I was usually cautious when it came to performing stunts on the playground contraptions, but I still participated in pick-up games with gusto.

A favourite game was cops and robbers, or police and thieves, or tag. There was a "house," which retreating into as a thief gave you immunity from the cops (we usually picked this alcove at the bottom of the structure as it). There was also a police station where the tagged thieves were brought to, where they awaited a slap of the hand from a fellow thief to be freed. The game ended when all the thieves were caught -- that typically never happened. More normally, the game ended when Yeye strolled in and told me -- first, patiently subsequently, scolding -- to go home for dinner. For me, anyway.

This week on May's tag, she received one of those surveys and I saw that I was tagged to keep it going. So, here it goes:

1) Are your parents married or divorced? Married.

2) Are you a vegetarian? god, no.

3) Do you believe in Heaven? Yes -- you get there after reaching nirvana.

4) Have you ever come close to dying? Yes -- I nearly drowned at Manly Beach in Sydney, Australia, when I was 18. I thought I was never going to see my family again, and prayed that they knew they were the last thoughts in my mind before I died.

5) What jewelery do you wear 24/7? I don't.

6) Favourite time of day? The morning, when the day is new and anything fantastic can happen.
7) Do you eat the stems of broccoli? Yes.

8) Do you wear makeup? Yes. Although much less frequent now that I don't have to for work.

9) Ever have plastic surgery? No.

10) Do you color your hair? Yes.

11) What do you wear to bed? Typically a T-shirt and pyjama pants (in the winter) or boxer shorts (in the summer).

12) Have you ever done anything illegal? Nothing worth recounting.

13) Can you roll your tongue? Yes.

14) Do you tweeze your eyebrows? The beauty is, mine don't need that treatment.

15) What kind of sneakers? adidas for sports, retro adidas for everyday wear.

16) Do you believe in Abortions? How does one believe in abortions? I think it's fine if it's the right decision.

17) Hair colour? Currently black, with hints of the last light brown job it got earlier this year.

18) Future child's name? I like Abra and Cal, from one of my favourite books, "East of Eden." But would it be incestuous to name a daughter and son after two lovers?

19) Do you snore? I think so, but not often and not excessively.

20) If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be? Well, obviously there are many places, but topmost on my list are Cuba, Egypt, Brasil, and Greece. For a country I've been to before, China -- lots more to explore there.

21) Do you sleep with stuffed animals? jesus, no.

22) Buy my family a worldwide holiday, pay for my brother's college education, donate to my favourite causes, invest.

23) Gold or silver? Platinum.

24) Hamburger or hot dog? Hot dog, fo shizzle.

25) If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? Oh my god, are you fucking kidding me? Steak.

26) City, beach or country? Beach.

27) What was the last thing you touched? Besides my keyboard, my Blackberry.

28) Where did you eat last? Dark chocolate M&Ms. SO GOOD. I can't wait until they make it
with peanuts.

29) When's the last time you cried? When I said goodbye to my family at Barajas Airport in Madrid.

30) Do you read blogs? Yes, selectively.

31) Would you ever go out dressed like the opposite sex? No, why would I?

32) Ever been involved with the police? Not unless I'm getting a ticket or getting into an accident.

33) What's your favorite shampoo conditioner and soap? I only use shampoo, and it's a green tea one by Follow Me. I love Zest for soap.

34) Do you talk in your sleep? Yes. Totally.

35) Ocean or pool? Ocean, although I have a phobia of it since the almost-drowning incident.

38) Window seat or aisle? Window, always, if I can help it.

39) Ever met anyone famous? Brian Wilson, Drew Barrymore, Wyclef Jean, and Jeremy Piven.

40) Do you feel that you've had a truly successful life? Yes, but there's always more that can be done.

41) Do you twirl your spaghetti or cut it? Twirl.

42) Ricki Lake or Oprah Winfrey? I hate talk shows.

43) Basketball or Football? Baseball and tennis.

44) How long do your showers last? I can shower in five minutes, but I can take longer if I'm enjoying it.

45) Automatic or do you drive a stick? Automatic, and while I enjoy stick, it's just tiring to drive with one all the time.

46) Cake or ice cream? Ice cream. Jeez.

47) Are you self-conscious? Yes, but comfortably so.

48) Have you ever drank so much you threw up? Yes, but it's been a while, thank god.

49) Have you ever given money to a begger? Yes.

50) Have you ever been in love? Not by my definition.

51) Where do you wish you were? Playing tennis somewhere.

52) Are you wearing socks? No.

53) Have you ever ridden in an ambulance? Yes, when I fell from my bike and sliced open my knee. We wailed down Michigan Avenue.

55) Last gift you received? Camper shoes that my mum got for me in Sevilla.

56) Last sport you played? Softball. We're done for the year. It sucks.

57) Things you spend a lot of money on? Travel, clothes, CDs, food, shows.

58) Where do you live? Wrigleyville, Chicago.

59) Where were you born? Singapore.

60) Last wedding attended? Sarah and Jesse's wedding in September.

63) Most hated food(s)? Corn and strawberries.

65) Can you sing? Only in the bathroom and the car.

66) Last person you instant messaged? Dion.

67) Last place you went on holiday? Spain -- Sevilla, Granada, and Madrid.

69) Tag 3 friends:
- Silvur
- Severs
- Andy


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