Angels are everywhere

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Borrowed this photo taken by a friend who I haven’t been able to convince to start even a photoblog. She takes great pictures.

About six years or so ago, I went and saw a fortune teller. He was an astrologer with a mean reputation for being right about most things. There were even rumours that some government bigwigs consulted him on whether Singapore was going to go to the dogs, and if so, how to prevent it. The same rumour mongers say that’s why the dollar coin has this polygon border, so it looks like a Chinese ‘Pak Kua’, so every Singaporean will at least have a talisman or two in his or her pocket.

This fortune teller, a shrivelly Indian man with Coke bottle glasses, took my name and birthday and asked me to come back in two days while he compiled my reading. And when I did, he said, wagging his head for emphasis:

“You ah, maaany voooman in your life ah”. [not the Chinese type of ‘ah’, but the curly wurly Indian ‘ah’ with a rising and falling inflection],

“Many vooooman give you maaany problem, ah.”

At this point I thought he’d go on to the other bits of my future. He did, but very briefly, before returning quite ominously to the topic of the voooman ah.

“Many voooman ah vaunting to give you their problem ah“.

I do get ribbed sometimes about how I have an endless stream of voooomen friending me and telling me all their problems. Sometimes, I get annoyed by it. The ribbing, and the friending and problem telling.

I remember copping heaps from my girlfriend when other voooomen would call at odd hours, wanting a chat, or worse, wanting to listen to my voice just so’s they could sleep. I thought being nasty would put them off, but obviously I wasn’t bright enough to realise that voooomen like the nasty ones. The bastardier you are, the more they call.

It’s only lately I’ve appreciated having many voooomen call and want to talk to me. A lot of them are responsible for keeping me sane. In a good way.

Once a while, I get to know a few I feel like telling them my problems instead. They seldom have the answers to my problems, but they do well enough just vaunting to talk to me. Doubly good if they’re pretty. They’re my angels, (and they know who they are).

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48 responses to “Angels are everywhere”

  1. Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous

    I think I have just met the male version of me. Yikes! – powerpuff

  2. Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous

    I think I have just met the male version of me. Yikes! – powerpuff

  3. Cowboy Caleb Avatar

    my tribe has a term for men like you

    cuddle bitchrefer to http://www.intellectualwhores.com/masterladder.html

  4. Cowboy Caleb Avatar

    my tribe has a term for men like you

    cuddle bitchrefer to http://www.intellectualwhores.com/masterladder.html

  5. Little Miss Drinkalot Avatar

    Now you’ve gotten me going ah ah ah to myself trying to capture the way you want it to sound, with a rising and falling inflection.

  6. Little Miss Drinkalot Avatar

    Now you’ve gotten me going ah ah ah to myself trying to capture the way you want it to sound, with a rising and falling inflection.

  7. Mr Miyagi Avatar

    Caleb, spot on! I am one and am not proud of it, but I like it sometimes.
    Powerpuff, that’s what every vooooman who calls me thinks.

  8. Mr Miyagi Avatar

    Caleb, spot on! I am one and am not proud of it, but I like it sometimes.
    Powerpuff, that’s what every vooooman who calls me thinks.

  9. Cowboy Caleb Avatar

    dun worry man, there’s a little bit of a cuddle bitch in all of us.

    Just stay away from women lurve cuddle bitches.

    Like powerpuff.

  10. Cowboy Caleb Avatar

    dun worry man, there’s a little bit of a cuddle bitch in all of us.

    Just stay away from women lurve cuddle bitches.

    Like powerpuff.

  11. Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous

    where can i find the fortune teller? 😛

  12. Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous

    where can i find the fortune teller? 😛

  13. Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous

    heh heh *evil grin* muahahahah…

    shut up caleb.

    er.. actually when i said i met the male version of me.. i meant more of like whoa the multiple dates thingy..

    -powerpuff

  14. Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous

    heh heh *evil grin* muahahahah…

    shut up caleb.

    er.. actually when i said i met the male version of me.. i meant more of like whoa the multiple dates thingy..

    -powerpuff

  15. Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous

    Where is that astrologer at? – evie

  16. Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous

    Where is that astrologer at? – evie

  17. Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous

    alt: Awwwww I am one of those who whine to you. BOOHOO! Oh yeah, listening to other people’s problems DO help keeping your feet on the ground, and prevent you from sinking into that emotional quicksand. Hmm! So does that mean I can whine more to you now?

  18. Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous

    alt: Awwwww I am one of those who whine to you. BOOHOO! Oh yeah, listening to other people’s problems DO help keeping your feet on the ground, and prevent you from sinking into that emotional quicksand. Hmm! So does that mean I can whine more to you now?

  19. Mr Miyagi Avatar

    evie, the astrologer is somewhere on Katong Road, and his name is Rajamanickam.
    alt, yes, whine away. I’ll just ignore you till you solve your own problems.

  20. Mr Miyagi Avatar

    evie, the astrologer is somewhere on Katong Road, and his name is Rajamanickam.
    alt, yes, whine away. I’ll just ignore you till you solve your own problems.

  21. Mr Miyagi Avatar

    Simi multiple dates?

  22. Mr Miyagi Avatar

    Simi multiple dates?

  23. Cowboy Caleb Avatar

    powerpuff is trying to get you reaffirm her so she can justify her current hedonistic lifestyle.

  24. Cowboy Caleb Avatar

    powerpuff is trying to get you reaffirm her so she can justify her current hedonistic lifestyle.

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    Anonymous

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  27. Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous

    mr M: initially, when i read your entry, I thought you date multiple women :p.. Only realised that you are just emotionally there for multiple women but have only 1 gf. Kudos to you. Keep it up yah.. Dont learn from caleb.

    Can Rajamanikam help us change our fates? or its simply sealed and he just gives us the bad news?

    – powerpuff

  28. Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous

    mr M: initially, when i read your entry, I thought you date multiple women :p.. Only realised that you are just emotionally there for multiple women but have only 1 gf. Kudos to you. Keep it up yah.. Dont learn from caleb.

    Can Rajamanikam help us change our fates? or its simply sealed and he just gives us the bad news?

    – powerpuff

  29. Mr Miyagi Avatar

    No, I have dated multiple women. Several at one go, even. Bit of a juggle. No, your fate is never sealed by what Rajamanickam or any other fortune teller says. It’s not good for their business that way. What he offers is self-fulfilling prophecies. He tells you what will happen to you, and you go and do it.

  30. Mr Miyagi Avatar

    No, I have dated multiple women. Several at one go, even. Bit of a juggle. No, your fate is never sealed by what Rajamanickam or any other fortune teller says. It’s not good for their business that way. What he offers is self-fulfilling prophecies. He tells you what will happen to you, and you go and do it.

  31. Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous

    Hey, the caleb was wrong about you! you are not a “cuddle bitch”. Cuddle bitch is just some guy who gives emotional support to many women but none of the women wana be in a proper relationship with him.

    Oh.. maybe i will check him out if im free on a weekend….

    check out the stars..
    and the 10th planet…

    – powerpuff

  32. Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous

    Hey, the caleb was wrong about you! you are not a “cuddle bitch”. Cuddle bitch is just some guy who gives emotional support to many women but none of the women wana be in a proper relationship with him.

    Oh.. maybe i will check him out if im free on a weekend….

    check out the stars..
    and the 10th planet…

    – powerpuff

  33. Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous

    alt: mai ignore me leh. dao kia!!!!! WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE

  34. Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous

    alt: mai ignore me leh. dao kia!!!!! WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE

  35. Mezz Avatar

    [PLAY] ‘Eh dae, vat anzwers do yoo vaunt ah? Ai tok, yoo tok, vee flend flend ah…Me Astrologer…Ai taell yoo, yoo Kancer boi, so many many vooooman flend la, dae. Bat, I knor… van yoo hav gerflend, you velly velly goood too her ahh…’ [STOP] You’re an angel yourself, Miygs.

  36. Mezz Avatar

    [PLAY] ‘Eh dae, vat anzwers do yoo vaunt ah? Ai tok, yoo tok, vee flend flend ah…Me Astrologer…Ai taell yoo, yoo Kancer boi, so many many vooooman flend la, dae. Bat, I knor… van yoo hav gerflend, you velly velly goood too her ahh…’ [STOP] You’re an angel yourself, Miygs.

  37. Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous

    but Katong Rd is like Mars to me. I’ve never been there before. =/ Anymore clues regarding his location? I’m really curious to find him. – evie

  38. Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous

    but Katong Rd is like Mars to me. I’ve never been there before. =/ Anymore clues regarding his location? I’m really curious to find him. – evie

  39. Mr Miyagi Avatar

    Clues? Katong Road is Katong Road. I’m not hiding Rajamanickam’s whereabouts. I don’t remember. I’ll go ask around and see if anyone knows. I don’t even know if he’s still alive. He’s a yoda-like character that has lived 653 years or something. So maybe he’s gone back to his old location at 43 Dagobah Swamp Road, #13-02, Singapore 321432……

  40. Mr Miyagi Avatar

    Clues? Katong Road is Katong Road. I’m not hiding Rajamanickam’s whereabouts. I don’t remember. I’ll go ask around and see if anyone knows. I don’t even know if he’s still alive. He’s a yoda-like character that has lived 653 years or something. So maybe he’s gone back to his old location at 43 Dagobah Swamp Road, #13-02, Singapore 321432……

  41. Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous

    alt: will keep tt in mind. hmm but how much do u guys wanna believe in astrologers or something?

  42. Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous

    alt: will keep tt in mind. hmm but how much do u guys wanna believe in astrologers or something?

  43. Meng Avatar
    Meng

    Mr Miyagi, I came across your blog when I did a search on Rajamanikam. I came to know this fortune teller from this book “A fortune teller told me by Tiziano terzani. By any chance if you know the present address of Rajamanikam?

  44. Mr Miyagi Avatar

    Hi Meng,

    A friend told me Rajamanickam's passed on. But thanks for the info
    about the book – I'm interested to look it up.

  45. Meng Avatar
    Meng

    Hi Mr Miyagi, you were lucky to have met him! Ya, it's a good book, this is the second time I am reading it. Do tell me your comments after you read this book. Thanks for replying to this comment, I thought I am going to wait for quite some time to before I can get a reply. Sigh, I have no opportunity to meet this seer anymore.

  46. Mr Miyagi Avatar

    Hi Meng,

    A friend told me Rajamanickam's passed on. But thanks for the info
    about the book – I'm interested to look it up.

  47. Meng Avatar
    Meng

    Hi Mr Miyagi, you were lucky to have met him! Ya, it's a good book, this is the second time I am reading it. Do tell me your comments after you read this book. Thanks for replying to this comment, I thought I am going to wait for quite some time to before I can get a reply. Sigh, I have no opportunity to meet this seer anymore.

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