~~~~~ P A M c a k e s ~~~~~
Pamela Almeda

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Friday, March 25, 2005

la lang.....

Friday, March 18, 2005

Merit Prize Award from IBM

First of all I want to thank the good Lord for his continuous blessings to me. His faithfulness is unfailling inspite of all my sins and shortcomings...

This is a long overdue blog about the results of the contest we joined. The conference was held last Feb. 21 at Raffles Hotel Singapore. Below is a letter I sent to Ms. Sharen Liu, head of my school's Electronic Broadcasting Division, who was there cheering us and requested I email her some details about the contest.

(see pictures at www.pamcake.multiply.com)

Good day!

Thank you for your support especially for cheering for us this afternoon at the IBM Women's Conference. We are flattered by your enthusiasm and appreciation of our work. Below are the details you requested:

We were presented with a Merit Prize for IBM Women's Conference Student Contest & our team was awarded with S$600.

In their congratulatory letter to us they said, "Our judges were impressed with your display of passion and creativity in interpreting the theme 'Leading Fulfilling Lives - Perspectives from the Young".

During the initial judging last Feb. 14 we actually presented them with an opening blacklight dance interpretation of the song 'Heal The world' and then we showed our main video featuring Eunice Olsen, Singapore Ms. Universe 2000 & Nominated Member of Parliament and Luisa Tayco, a domestic helper and founder of the welfare organization called Pinokyos. For our finale we showed voxpops showcasing NTU students of different nationalities and their personal definitions of leading fulfilling lives.

For the actual presentation at the Raffles Hotel, however due to time constraints, we were asked to simply feature our main video, the highlight of our presentation.

Overall, it was a fruitful experience because we were able to meet inspiring people who made us realize the deeper meaning of living. Again, thanks for your support and God bless you!


Pamela Cristine A. Almeda, 4th year student
my partner, Sri Ranjini Mei Hua, 1st year student

Friday, March 11, 2005

Really love this song...

~ Lisa Angelle ~

Award winning song written
for the TV series

Somewhere I have never traveled,
gladly beyond any experience
Your eyes have their silence

In your most frail gestures
are things which enclose me
For which I cannot touch
because they are too near

The first time I loved forever
Was when you whispered my name
And I knew at once you loved me
For the me of who I am

The first time I loved forever
I cast all else aside
And I bid my heart to follow
Be there no more need to hide

And if wishes and dreams
Are merely for children
And if love's a tale for fools
I'll live the dream with you

Oh, if your wish be to close me
I and my life will shut very beautifully
Suddenly as when the heart
of this flower imagines the snow
Carefully everywhere descending

For all my life and forever
There's a truth I will always know
When my world divides and shatters
Your love is where I'll go

~ I do not know what is it about you that closes and opens
Only something in me understands
the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses
Nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands ~

Wednesday, March 09, 2005


Everything that you do from your heart will definitely prosper. Well, that's what I believe. I've seen it happen in my life anyway. A big example is my one big shot for a scholarship here in Singapore. It's been almost four years and looking back I realize how much I've invested, how much thought I've put in. I've put all my heart and mind into working on the goal - to study here in Singapore for free and with allowance. hah! It's good that all the hardwork paid off in the end.

I guess, I didn't want to burden my parents to support me financially especially after the many shifts in courses I've been through. I didn't know myself back then and was constantly pursuing the most philosophical question, "who am I?" It's funny how until now I still feel there's much more to discover not only about myself but about the rest of the world.

Exploration... Identity... Passion...


I was reminded of this very profound word, "passion", once again after a short chat I had with my roomie Shaz last night. We talked about the scary possibility of how people, having lost their passion and zeal for life, change for the worse.

There are times I admit that I feel I've lost that fire, as if suddenly things have become black and white in an instant... evertything so dry. But I'd like to believe that amidst the desert there's an oasis to look forward to. One can always rekindle the passion and ignite the fire and that elusive zeal will come back slowly. Sometimes you gotta work on it, keeping your chin up and sometimes, when your lucky, it just comes by, oh so naturally.

I'd like to live life to the fullest, in both the dry and the flourishing of seasons because in both ends is a place where wisdom of the heart & knowledge of the mind is nourished.

Saturday, March 05, 2005


What a waste of time seeing people
Going around his or her business
As if the world will just go on
Like that forever...

What joy can there be if one cannot reach
Nor touch the heart of the other...
What sincerity is there in saying you're there to help
But never really make the message felt...

The Bible says it best,
indeed "faith without action is dead"!