Juz Another Gal

What else can I say? I'm just another girl!

Saturday, December 31, 2005

Eve of the eve of New Year's Day

No plans for tomorrow except to expect to be woken up by Kiki tomorrow morning.

Didn't do much at work today. I think. I did manage to read a hilarious post by Xiaxue on rich guys dating poor/rich girls. Every guy should read that.

I helped out a little at the year-end function my division held. Previously I would organise a standalone one for my company (about 50 people). Our company is part of a division which is formed by a few hundred people.

Ate a little, chat a little, enjoyed the stage games (especially when my colleague walked away with $400+ cash from a 4D game the emcee played). I didn't win anything but I did get a "special award": Most Sporting Female. I have no idea why I was singled out 'cos I know of another 2 who could have easily beat me to it, but hey, I'm not going to refuse $100 NTUC vouchers (which I can exchange for cash with my mum!).

My GM really recognises my work. My boss too. Ah. I'm truly lucky to be where I am. Sometimes I don't even think I do much. Hmm.. actually, I really don't. Hmm..

Anyway, met Dearie at Buona Vista MRT with a determined mind to get that Billabong bag I missed out on since the Bali trip.

From HMV, to Paragon and back to Scotts Isetan which was the only place that had that bag. Dearie didn't like the colour. ARGH. Ok, so neither did I, but heck I just wanted that bag. I don't know why. Still, I didn't get it.

Disappointed and somewhat pissed off, I headed a floor down to hunt for any clothes to make up for my "loss". I landed up getting a new top ($29.90) and super casual skirt ($15.90). Dearie was probably extremely bored walking around shopping with me when he could be playing, and I am usually very pissed off when he is, but he redeems himself for being alert when it's time to pay - cos the top would've cost be $36.90 if not for his attention. Oops on my part.

Feeling better, I was prepared to go back but we'd have to cross over to Far East for a cab. Why not walk around any open shops while at it right? It was already 9:30pm. Ice Lemon Tee was still open. I never stepped into the shop for so long and when I did, I stepped out with a pair of slippers (to finally replace my spoilt ones) for $15.90 and a pink bag ($15) which Dearie still didn't like - this time 'cos of the logo. I bought it anyway because one, I just wanted to get one; two, because it was cheap; three, because he was on the freaking phone AGAIN.

[Luckily I know his WoW pal Evon personally. Else jealous horns all stick out ready to charge.]

Cab queue was waaaay too long to wait so Dearie and I walked to take a bus after a super salty KFC meal. Still suffering from the saltiness.

Ah well.. I wanted to shop more but too bad all closed. I wanna get more clothesssss!!! More tops!!! I'll have to stick to online hunting for the moment - namely at cozycot and Yahoo Auctions. Anyone with pretty XS-S clothes, leave a msg. Haha!

Time for bed now.. shopping can always wait. There're more important things to do.

This could be my last post for the year.
Here's a HAPPY NEW YEAR to all who are reading this. :O)

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Link Dump post

I realised that the busier I am, the more I post. It's like this is my de-stress ground. The links here I either posted before, or somehow left them out in previous posts. As usual, there'd be more, but I really need to be in bed now.

Here is a collection of well-written erotic blog posts of a couple passionately in love - Sexual Innuendo.
Sex & Such provides an extensive list of sites with the same wavelength. Enjoy your exploration.

Evil guys on the internet exposed at Male Private Parts XXXposed.

Meanwhile, Ghost is still in the midst of his story on the China KTV girls.

My posts can only keep you occupied for so long.
Happy blog hopping.

T'was a Christmas of gatherings (Part 3)

Final part!
Boxing Day (Monday)
I am not Christian so really, Christmas is just a holiday weekend and an excuse to hold gatherings and stuff. Monday was supposed to be set aside for a BBQ gathering at one of Dearie’s friend’s place. Somehow it got cancelled and the lazy boy was stuck to his chair at the computer.

I do not remember what I did in the day but by evening, I was getting restless and wanted to go out. I had been itching to go shopping for a while. It had also been a very long while since I last went to the Orchard Road stretch.

Dearie had no interest in going anywhere so I made my own way down and shopped around on my own. It was already 7pm by the time I reached Lido. Would’ve shopped a lot more (and bought a lot more) if not for the time constraints. I bought a Billabong shirt for Dearie. A whopping $59.90. Guy clothes always so expensive. I contemplated buying a $49.90 Billabong bag. I’d seen the bag in Bali and back in Singapore, seeing it again just tingled my itchy heart.

I left the shopping centre without it.

Blech. Regretting now, but heck, if I see it again next week, then yes, I’ll get it. Got to try to spend less… though my “Nightmare Before Christmas” bag already has a half broken strap and a hole on the inside lining, it does still seem usable. My B.U.M. bag from last Christmas is actually in working order. I even have a black Pierre Cardin handbag from my 23rd Birthday that hasn’t even been used yet. But that one a little too formal for me. When I work at Shenton way then maybe take out again.

I crossed over to Scotts to pick up my takeaway dinner – Pasta Mania! Don’t ask me why, I just like it. Could be the excessive garlic and salt. I don’t know. Whatever makes my senses happy right? Before I hitched a cab to Dearie’s place, he said he wanted that FHM with the Dawn Yeo girl on the cover.

Bloody hell, since when FHM… one freaking magazine… cost $7?!?!?! Ridiculous. Got it for him anyway. Should’ve just made it the Christmas present huh? Hahahaha! Dearie also explicitly told me not to get him anything – ‘cos he didn’t have money to get me anything in return. Ah well… Who ask him don’t come shopping with me. I’ll always end up buying something.

When I got to his place, I checked my mobile and realised I had missed 6 calls. Damn phone has really gone bonkers this time. No ringtone unless I smack it.

Dearie opened the door and told me he’d been trying to reach me for the past half hour. Even Evon tried to reach me. Everyday no one look for me, and the day people do, my phone doesn’t work properly.

Anyway, those gamers were planning on catching a movie: The Promise or A Chinese Tall Story. These are just about the only 2 shows in the theatres now that I have no intention of watching at all. Blech. But Bladey seemed desperate enough to want to get out. I totally related to that. Wasn’t I feeling exactly the same thing at 6:30pm when I left the house?

He had already gone out of the house by the time I started eating my pasta dinner. I gobbled up all the spaghetti and as usual left a bunch of bacon bits. We left soon after for Tiong Bahru Plaza for the movie – whichever we could get tickets for. We had 2 GV vouchers to use so it’d be a good chance to finish them off. Then I realised I had 1 more. GAH.

We didn’t manage to get tickets for A Chinese Tall Story. Or rather, the seats were 3rd row from the front so we very much preferred 3rd row from the back. Both reviews for the movies were bad. Only consolation was the The Promise was submitted for the Foreign Film category of the Oscars.
[I’m still sore that “Be With Me” didn’t make it for being considered for the category. All because of 2 min of speech in English. Eh?! Foreign film cannot have English ah?! What kind of rubbish is that?! And besides, it’s supposed to be a semi-silent film!!! The dialogue shouldn’t even have been brought into question. Damn Oscars. They think they’re the ones in the world that use the English language huh? Wake up!!! There’s a whole world out there!]

Anyway, we laughed through parts of the movie ‘cos of how ridiculous it was but story wise it was all right. Not too horrible. I give it 3 stars.

The boys got hungry after the movie so we walked around in search of food. There was 1 Yong Tau Foo stall open so we just settled there. The 3 of them got into their World Of Warcraft talk again while I drifted off into my own lala land trying my bestest to think of how interesting the game is, but failing horribly. I must be the only person left on earth that hasn’t tried the game. Not that I have any intention to. At least I can understand some of the stuff they say.


I recalled an SMS my mum sent me when I checked my phone after the movie (no need to put silent mode some more). She said my elder sis (ki’s mum) left the house after a row with her husband. Sigh.

No wonder we couldn’t get her from morning till night. From what my parents told me the next morning, her husband resorted to drowning himself in alcohol. Kaoz. Should go out and look for her, call her friends what. Drink alcohol only make things worse.

I’m glad my elder sis is a strong person. I didn’t worry too much, but we hope her husband did some real good thinking during that time. He hardly spends any time with his oh-so-cute son Zaki and spends all his time playing his games. Financially he has to burden the house and renovations, but it’s not as if he doesn’t spend all his remaining money on his son and wife you know? His gaming and cycling eats up quite abit of his wallet. Gadgets like his PSP don’t come free either. Oh, then how does his wife and son survive? My sister has a job so it’s not so bad. Thankfully Zaki has all 4 of his grandparents who dote on him so very much. And nope, he doesn’t give his parents money either. Once upon a time have, but the money just stopped. I’m not saying financially he is all wrong, but hey, the least you can do is make-up for your bad financial handling with something money cannot buy – your time. Time spent with Zaki.

At least kiki is close to his mummy. She may be a weekend mummy but at least everyday after work she makes it a point to go and see him before going home. The father can coop himself up in front of the computer even when Zaki is in his own home. He only comes out to say hello and bye bye to him. Ok. These may just be my observations. How extensive I don’t know, but from ki’s reaction towards his father, I’d say he is exactly like that whether or not we’re around. I mean, my parents and his own parents also say so. I’m not alone on this.

As of last night, my mummy said my sister is ok now. I hope she is. Ups and downs of marriage. The inevitable.

Meanwhile, I’ve got more personal things to worry about: my studies. I’ve been saying this for a long while but the reality just got worse – the tentative timetable is out. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

9th May – Principles of Accounting
30th May – Elements of Social Applied Psychology
31st May – Human Resource Management
31st May – Marketing

Precisely Psychology and HRM I have problems with and they have to put them together. Some more Marketing this kind of essay paper also put together with them. I’m screwed. I told me mum I’d like to drop them but she said to just give it a shot. If fail then try again. BIANGZ.

Gone case this time. Usually I’m just saying it to be prudent, this time I’m actually meaning it.

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

T'was a Christmas of gatherings (Part 2)

Christmas Day (Sunday):
My mum woke Dearie and I up 'cos the part-time maid wanted to clean the room. I finally crawled out of bed about 2 hours later. Heehee...

Dearie sent me to ki's place then went home to bathe and change. I was greeted by this pretty sight.

Ki was celebrating his 3rd birthday on Christmas Day, 3 days earlier from his real birthday.

He was thrilled to see me at his place. My mum asked me to go over earlier to play with him. Everyone else would join in later. That's what happens when you've got transport I guess.

Anyway, it was Ki so it's always a pleasure to see him. Happy little boy crashed onto his mummy's giant pooh bear in the living room. He loves to snuggle up with it.

No easy task to keep the hyper-active kid in one spot. His mummy and I played with him as much as we could, from throwing stuff for him to catch..

..to letting him snuggle up with me..

..to letting him watch the karang guni man at work..

..back to squashing pooh..

..and shooting his mummy..

I tried to get a shot with him but he kept struggling. The more I asked him to look at the camera, the more he tilted his head back to hide his face. This was the best shot that managed to capture him with his head up.

I believe an hour passed. He did more running, then Dearie finally came up, nice and fresh.

Ki was getting even more excited now. He knew more people were coming over. Shortly after my parents and younger sis came through the door. Little naughty boy showed off all his toys and was all hyped about the other toys all wrapped up in a corner of the house where his mummy had gathered them.

We tried to keep Ki distracted.

To no avail. He insisted on opening at least one present.

His long awaited big fire engine my mum bought for him.

Finally out of the wrapper, out of the box.

Meanwhile, Dearie found something to unwrap for himself - my brother-in-law's white PSP. You can bet Dearie had a nice time messing around with it while he was there.

(In the photo you can see Dearie hasn't opened the case yet so nope, you can't see it's white inside.)

It was lunch time for Ki so we made him eat bee hoon before playing anything else. Needless to say, with mouthfuls like that, there was food all over the chair, his shirt and the floor.

Not long after, the cake was out.

2kg ice cream cake from Swensons, complete with choo-choo train ok?

He blew the candles out - sort of, cos his mummy had to help him really. Can you see the uncanny resemblence between them?

Ki had more fun running around the house playing with everyone after cake-cutting.

Dearie took that chance to take over Ki's fire engine. I tell you those 2 can share the same toys and be equally happy.

Then it was time. Time for us to go off. It was already 3:45pm. Ki cried so hard we all felt sorry for him. He was clinging to my mum saying he didn't want anyone else. Poor little boy.

We still left. I mean, what could we do? The grandparents on the other side carried him and brought him out for a walk when we left. I think he stopped crying, but the sadness in his eyes.. sigh... how can anyone stand being a weekend-parent if the kid cries like that? As his auntie I already buey tahan.

Well that was just part 1 of my Christmas day.

Part 2 saw me and Dearie go over to his aunt's place for their every-public-holiday gathering.
World of Warcraft had taken over every kid in his family (from RI kid to sec 1 girl). Every single one of them. Damn Blizzard.

Dearie and I enjoyed the fantastic food (as usual). I had no interest in the games, though I tried, so I watched The Descent in the living room, followed by The Cave. Both very similar, but all right lah. Watch on DVD still ok, don't think I'm willing to pay $9.50 for these shows though.

It was Sunday night. As usual, Dearie sent me home, but this time he napped for about an hour while I bathed and cleaned up the room before hitting for our CSI marathon till midnight. Heehee!

We were both exhausted, but I'm happy to be exhausted with him... in his arms... What a wonderful family Christmas day.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

T'was a Christmas of gatherings (Part 1)

Friday night:
Remember I came back from that beer-with-GM evening? Well, Kiki came over for the night that same day. My mum bought him yet ANOTHER toy. This time, a very realistic cash register.

From the floor to the table, he just kept messing with it. He didn't mind that it was pink either. Heehee!

Ki then started taking interest in my Gingerbread man (photo in previous post).

When it was too hard for him to chomp down, he decided to dive in further to the Christmas mood by throwing the $2 Snowman around the house.

Ki doesn't just sleep like that, we've got to tire him out. We played cards with him.

Let him run around.

He even played with the little Narnia beaver and his house (free toy with MacDonalds Happy Meal).

The naughty boy finally drank his milk at 11pm. My mum and I had to lie on bed together with him. He'd open his eyes to check if we were still there and sleeping with him. Only at 12:30am did my mum wake me up and say I could go back to my room and rest.

Saturday (Christmas Eve):
As expected, Ki crashed into my room to wake me up and play with him. Groggily I got up and messed around with him.
I was expecting to go for a hi-tea gathering with Dearie's friends. I think they were planning a BBQ. Somehow it got postponed to Monday, so Dearie and I landed up in front of the TV. I was all dressed up already by then. New top, accessories, full make-up (albeit my mascara seemed to look funny).

I blame it on the ridiculous downpour, else I'd been out and about. You don't dress up to stay at home you know? I was like a little puppy pleading to be taken for a walk outside. The rain simmered when the movie we were watching was ending too. Ki had to go over to his mummy's place and Dearie and I got ready to go out. At last!

Wet weather. Not good for riding at all. We headed for Suntec in a cab. We were going to watch the movie Narnia! We met them at the arcade where Edwin was trying his hand at one of the machines which gave you the chance to win a mobile phone. By the end of the night, he'd have spent $10 on that machine alone.

I saw House Of The Dead 4 looking like a very good shooting game. I like House Of The Dead (the game) and The Lost World (told ya I love dinos running around). I can't play them, but I get a kick out of watching people play them too. I'm one wierd fella.

We went for our dinner at the Kopitiam beside the cinema. Disappointing dinner, but we did see this interesting dish called Bukkake on the menu.

Prior to searching this on the Internet, I didn't know that it was meant to be a way of preparing noodles, but hey, what are the chances of you coming across that meaning when the other alternative is alor more eye-catching? I'm sure I'm not the first to post this observation up, but still nice to see it for myself.

I was shocked to know that Dearie and I were the only ones who found it funny. Zhenyuan, Edwin and his girlfriend were absolutely clueless. Damn. I'm not that "innocent" afterall.

We headed for the movie once Edwin's sister met us up. Eng Wah cinemas are known for starting right on time. I don't know why the boys still thought there were going to be adverts. When we went in, it was a minute in the movie. Didn't miss much at all, thankfully.

Unfortunately for all those in that theatre, a mother had decided to bring her 4 or 5 year old kid. He/She was extremely chatty and was talking loud enough for all to hear. The kid was very near me so every once in a while, I'd give a "SHHHHHHH", hoping it's sound loud enough to scare the kid. It didn't work. AT ALL. It went unnoticed. Someone else tried too, but to no avail. Eventually, a quarter through the show, the mother finally carried the kid out. I am sure I heard a breath of relief from those in the theatre.

The movie wasn't that great. I love the way they managed to make the animals talk and move like real, but it was primarily a children's kind of movie so it wasn't all that captivating as I'd have expected it to be.

Out of the cinema, Edwin suggested going to kbox. I readily agreed with glee but as we had expected, Zhenyuan and Dearie didn't want to. Ah well.

We landed up having supper at NYDC. After midnight, Zhenyuan said he wanted to catch the train back so we all started making our way out. I told Dearie that it was really quite early and I was reluctant to go back. From behind, Edwin and his gf and sister echoed what I thought saying it was too early. Damn, we girls so happening sia. And I'm sure what I said to Dearie abt it early, the girls didn't hear. Great thoughts pop up together.

Guess what bright idea they came up with? MORE SUPPER! Biangz. I wasn't hungry, but if it meant a joy ride, I was game. I'm game for almost anything - as long as it's not law- or neck-breaking.

We got onto 2 cabs - Dearie and I in one and the rest in another. The plan was for the guys to go home get the car from their parents, and Dearie ride his own. Place to meet will be Serangoon Gardens, Chomp Chomp.

Edwin got his car at the same time Dearie and I reached my place. Somehow, change of mind said that Dearie shouldn't ride. It didn't matter much to me how we got there as long as we did in one piece so Edwin picked us up in his dad's car and we zoomed off to Zhenyuan's place for him to pick up his dad's.

Then came the really funny idea that Dearie had - to bring Penguin along to show them all how cute it was.

Penguin got in on the joy ride and danced for all to see, leaving Edwin's sister in stitches. The poor girl had to witness first hand just how crappy he could get. Heehee! But you have to admit, penguin really is super cute.

Supper left all of us full enough, though all were still confident of eating more. The wallet didn't seem to be too agreeable with that so from Chomp Chomp at i-dunno-what-time, they wanted to move elsewhere.

West Coast Park Macdonalds.

Don't ask me how it came up but it just did. So many 24hr Macs around and they had to choose the one at the other end of the island. It was really funny doing all that driving around but what the heck, it wasn't everyday we did something on a whim like that.

So off we packed into the 2 cars for West Coast Park. I believe at least 1 of the girls hadn't been there before so it was nice to at least let her take a look around. We intended to grab some ice-cream but the ice-cream machine was spoilt so there went our 3rd supper.

No one was hungry enough to chomp down a meal yet so we decided to set off for a walk around the park.

We messed around with some of the swings and stuff. We even had to snatch one of the swingy things from a bunch of 6 year olds (we think). Can you imagine, a number of 6 year old boys and girls running around the park at 3am?!?!?!?!?!?! What the hell?!?!?!

Anyway, we had fun. Too bad, Zhenyuan had to spin Edwin and his gf on one of the spinning things and made the both of them sick. Zhenyuan didn't believe they'd feel so awful and tried it with Dearie. Edwin's gf went maniacal for revenge and when we left, 3 out of 4 were seriously in need of a puking. Dearie was not dizzy but complained about having had to hold on too tight that his hands were all red.

Dearie stayed over my place 'cos he was too tired to ride any more. THe other 2 boys managed to drive home safely and that was how our little joy ride christmas eve was spent.

Christmas day post... on the way up... :O)

Friday, December 23, 2005

The Christmas spirit

The spirit of giving and taking. For the entire morning, I received, for the first time ever, the most number of presents in a day when it wasn't even my birthday!

From left: Gingerbread man (edible), a bar of soap (the kind with many benefits) in a very nice box, a cup with cover, a handphone key chain + a special huge paper clip (received yest), and a message holder.

Wow. I was actually planning to go Christmas shopping this evening, but I did figure that it'd be too packed to get anything. I mean, the queues alone are bad enough. No way.

I landed up going to Holland Village to settle some work stuff, and at the same time shopped around for presents. I really did my best to pick out what each person might like. Got a some chocolates from the chocolate shop and couple of soft toys for the ladies (ok, maybe I should've just stuck to all chocolate huh?). Anyway, it was really thoughtful for each of them to give me something. I just had to get something back for them. Albeit them being really quite lousy pressies. I'm so going to improve next year.

While I was shopping, I just had to stop by this shop and picked this out.

Can't help it. I just had to buy it. 'Cos only $10. HEEHEE...
Then I went to splurge $12.90 on a freaking cylinder of mascara. All the shopping just made me want to buy buy buy!!! I even wanted to buy magazines, but didn't have enough hands to carry any more so had to head back to office.


While I was packing up and getting ready to leave the office, my colleague came over to pass some work stuff to me. Then he asked, "Boss they all are drinking at Cold Bar. Wanna go?"

WAAAAH. Got pple jio me go drink lehz. Happening sia. Heehee.. By boss I mean my GM. My mouth itchy so I said OK. I don't believe it. I actually said ok and really went with him.

It was a nice quiet ulu spot. I decided to fit in a little and took on a beer. Do note that I have only tasted beer. I never really liked it partially because of how it can make girls fat. Numerous other reasons. Still, my itchy mouth say, "Ok. Beer."

The peeps there were probably all managers. I was the only lowly subject, but on the upside, I was the only female - plus I was the youngest. The guys tried to speak a little restrictively in front of me, but eventually the relaxed speech started flowing out. Not like I minded. I've been around people who speak worse and never once were apologetic. Some more, some people who spoke like that were girls. Haha!

I sat in. Listened. Laughed. Funny bunch of fellas. I liked the eye opener experience. Hope next time they go KTV can jio me. But then, I don't think they're going to be singing Jay Chou songs. More like Chen Lei I guess. Still, I don't mind. Again, will be an eye opener to me. Maybe then I'll sing newer songs, they'll know what their sons and daughters singing. HAHAHAHA!

Interesting night. First time I finished an entire mug of beer on my own. (23 yrs old 1st time drink a mug of beer? Damn loser huh? 'Cos I used to drink hard liquor (mixed) mah...) I told my mum when I came back. She wasn't happy and kept asking if I was drunk. ?!??!

My parents have gone to IMM. They asked if I wanted to tag along but I've had a very long day. A long week to be exact. I need some rest. Some alone time now. Ki will be coming over soon. No one can rest with him around. And when ki's around, my mum always gets happy again. Heehee!~


I bought this last week at Marine Parade (remember that entry?). My dad paid for it but it's sitting on my bed. Lovely. It's soft and very cuddly. I think it's foam beads inside. Good quality stuff. Only $12 I think. Max.


Yesterday night there was some confusion over Evon's birthday dinner that the entire thing got cancelled. I figured to use the chance to pop a surprise to her. Best thing about it was that Dearie was game for it. So we made our way down to her house with flowers, cake and her present. We walked from floor to floor 'cos we couldn't remember which was her unit - until we got to the one where we could here a dog bark.
Yep. That was it.

Her mum opened the door and I had a nice time talking to her and messing with the dog while Evon got ready for dinner with us and Bladey - who'd meet us there directly. Sure perked her up! Heehee!

We had the best seafood ever at Sin Hoi San. Damn good food. Damn good service. And it wasn't even that expensive. So happy to get to meet up. They spent 90% of the time talking about WOW but hey, it's her day - though it seemed as if it was Dearie's who was beaming from start meal till we went back. We started eating at 9+ I think. By the time we left the place it was already past midnight. Yep, we ate that much and talked that much.


Christmas is in the air. Can you feel it yet?

I love the holiday season. There're always too many presents to buy, too many to give, too many apppointments to meet - but all these only mean I have that many people around me. That I'm not alone here.

I love my life.

I got tagged!

I got tagged by Shuangzhu to do this list.
Rules: Bold the following that are true about you, italicize things you wish were true, add one true thing about you, and then tag five more people.

I miss somebody right now.
I don't watch much TV these days.

I love olives.
I own lots of books.
I wear glasses or contact lenses.
I love to play video games.
I've tried marijuana.
I've watched porn movies.
I have been in a threesome.
I have been the psycho-ex in a past relationship.
I believe honesty is usually the best policy.
I curse sometimes.
I have changed a lot mentally over the last year.
I carry my knife/razor everywhere with me.
I'm TOTALLY smart.
I've broken someone's bones.
I have a secret that I am ashamed to reveal.
I hate the rain.
I'm paranoid at times.
I would get plastic surgery if it were 100% safe, free of cost, and scar-free.
I need money right now. (all the time!!!)
I love sushi.(but dun realli eat too much of tat.)
I talk really, really fast.
I have fresh breath in the morning.
I have long hair.
I have lost money in Las Vegas.
I have at least one sibling.
I was born in a country outside of the U.S.
I have worn fake hair/fingernails/eyelashes in the past.
I couldn't survive without Caller I.D.
I like the way that I look.
I have lied to a good friend in the last 6 months.
I know how to cornrow.
I am usually pessimistic.
I have a lot of mood swings.
I think prostitution should be legalized.
I think Britney Spears is pretty.
Slept with a Suitemate.
I have a hidden talent.
I'm always hyper no matter how much sugar I have.
I have a lot of friends.
I am currently single.
I have pecked someone of the same sex.
I enjoy talking on the phone.
I practically live in sweatpants or PJ pants.
I love to shop.
Enjoy window shopping.
I would rather shop than eat.

I would classify myself as ghetto.
I'm bourgie and have worn a sweater tied around my shoulders.
I'm obsessed with my Xanga or Livejournal.
I don't hate anyone.I dislike them.
I'm a pretty good dancer.
I'm completely embarrassed to be seen with my mother.
I have a cell phone.
I believe in (a) God.I watch MTV on a daily basis.
I have passed out drunk in the past 6 months.
I've rejected someone before.
I currently like someone.
I have no idea what I want to do for the rest of my life.
I want to have children in the future.
I have changed a diaper before.
I've called the cops on a friend before.
I am a member of the Tom Green fan club.
I'm not allergic to anything.
I have a lot to learn.
I have been with someone at least 10 years older or younger.
I am shy around the opposite sex. Tee..heeheee
I'm online 24/7, even as an away message.
I have tried alcohol or drugs before. (no drugs just alcohol)
I have made a move on a friend's significant other or crush in the past.
I own the "South Park" movie.
I have avoided assignments at work/school to be on Xanga or Livejournal.
When I was a kid I played "the birds and the bees" with a neighbour or chum.
I enjoy some country music.
I would die for my best friends.
I think that Pizza Hut has the best pizza.
I watch soap operas whenever I can.
I'm obsessive, and often a perfectionist.
I have used my sexuality to advance my career.
I love Michael Jackson, scandals and all.
I know all the words to Slick Rick's "Children's Story".
Halloween is awesome because you get free candy.
I watch Spongebob Squarepants and I like it.
I have dated a close friend's ex.
I like surveys/memes.
I am happy at this moment.

I'm obsessed with guys.
Democrat.Conservative Republican.
I am punk rockish.
I am preppy.
I go for older guys/girls, not younger.
I study for tests most of the time.
I tie my shoelaces differently from anyone I've ever met.
I can work on a car.
I love my job.
I am comfortable with who I am right now.

I have more than just my ears pierced.
I walk barefoot wherever I can.
I have jumped off a bridge.
I love sea turtles.
I spend ridiculous amounts of money on makeup.
I believe in prophetic dreams.
Plan on achieving a major goal/dream.
I'm proficient on a musical instrument.
I worked at McDonald's restaurant.
I hate office jobs.
I love sci-fi movies.
I think water rules.
I went to college out of state.
I am adopted.
I like sausage.
I am a pyro.
I love the Red Sox.
I have thrown up from crying too much. (or the other way round)
I have been intentionally hurt by people that I loved.
I love kisses.
I fall for the worst people.
I adore bright colors.
I love Dear Abby.
I can't live without black eyeliner.
I think school is awesome.
I think pigtails serve a purpose.
I don't know why the hell I just did this stupid thing.
I usually like covers better than originals.
I don't like multi-textured ice cream.
I think John Cusack is adorable.
I f**king hate chain theme restaurants like Applebees and TGIFridaysI watch Food Network way too much.
I love coaching youth sports.
I can pick up things with my toes.
I can't whistle.
I can move my tongue in waves, much like a snakes slither.
I have ridden/owned a horse. (those in zoo consider?)
I still have every journal I've ever written in.
I can't stick to a diet.
I talk in my sleep.
I've often thought that I was born in the wrong century.
I try to forget things by drowning them out with loads of distractions.
Climbing trees is a brilliant past-time.
I have jazz in my blood.
I would not be friends if they weren't family.
I wear a toe ring.
I have a tattoo.
I love vaginas.
I can't stand at LEAST one person that I work with.
I am a caffeine junkie.(sometimes..)
I know who Santos L. Halper is.
I read trashy romance novels and I am ashamed.
I love wrestling.
I am completely tree-huggy spiritual, and I'm not ashamed at all.
If I knew I would get away with it, I would commit at least one murder.
I cosplay or know what cosplaying is.
I have been to over 15 conventions.
I will collect anything, and the more nonsensical, the better.
I enjoy a nice glass of wine with dinner.
I'm an artist. (Draw as a pastime can? :x)
I have a goal to collect every Johnny Depp movie ever made.
I have an unhealthy Taco Bell obsession.
I have had a crush on a cartoon character when I was a kid.
I have spent more on anime and manga than many spend on computers or other high end products.
I only clean my room when neccesary.
Weight is my enemy!
I'm a serious chocoholic.
I absolutely adore animals.
I love surprises.

Now 5 people to be tagged : Actually, anyone who wants to do this, pls go ahead. :O)


A forwarded email I received yesterday mentioned something about how wearing red or yellow means you are comfortable with yourself, and feel beautiful. [Something along those lines lah.]
Funny, I do own several red and yellow stuff. There may be some truth in that statement.

Thursday, December 22, 2005


Super hectic with band stuff these couple of weeks. Alot of stuff happening and I'm having a hard time catching up.

Work has been busy, but it's still just work, and I most definitely can cope with it. It's what I've been doing for the past 3 1/2 years. No biggie.

School is still killing me. It's picking up speed and I wonder how long I can hang on.


I haven't got anything for Dearie this Christmas. Except for money, I don't know what else he may need at this point in time. What he wants? As Blade put it: Jaime Yeo. I'm sure he wouldn't mind Fiona Xie as well.


Why is it once upon a time I could survive with about 4-5 hours of sleep, but now when I'm working, my 5-6 hours of sleep is also not enough?


Has anyone seen and tried the black multiple-pin-holed spectacles at Guardian? They do not have a lens and is quite simple a piece of black plastic that has many pin-holes on the "lens" area, and you're supposed to wear it like normal specs.
It supposedly helps to correct your eyesight naturally.

You know the best part? It actually freaking works. At least when I tried at the store. I could actually read words that were far away and would have otherwise needed my specs to see. They said prolonged usage will help, but I didn't want to invest close to $40 for something I haven't heard any doctor/optician endorse yet.

If anyone has actually tried it, do give a review.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

My Christmas present came early

Prologue (sort of):
Dearie likes the CSI marathons on Sunday nights on AXN. They're from 9pm-12mn and we'll both hog the living room TV and couch. He had already set aside the Sunday that just passed for his catching up on sleep and gaming. I didn't want to insist him to come over so I hogged the tv and couch on my own.

My story:
Nah, I didn't get the digital piano...
.. or the digital camera ...
.. or the watch ...
.. nor any of the DVDs...

What I did get was a call at 10:35pm on Sunday (actually I missed the SMS at 10:30, thus the call). Anyway this was the gist of it:
"I come over and watch CSI for 1 hour, ok?"

To be honest, one of the thoughts that popped into my mind was that the WOW server was down and he couldn't do anything else. Haha! Or that because he simply forgot about CSI and remembered when I msn-ed him when I left the comp for tv.

He reached at 11pm, just in time for CSI: Miami to start. I got the Twisties and his packet Milo out by then and enjoyed yet another episode of CSI.

What a nice surprise right? Don't wanna care so much about the reason 'cos the fact that he made the effort to come down was good enough for me. My sweet boy. Haha!

We caught the first half of the Arsenal vs Chelsea match and it was waaaay past my bedtime by then. Dearie trotted along home for more gaming.


Last night, my sister and I were talking about make-up, accessories, and the likes of dressing up. I am not very much into dressing up because I don't go out alot. From my blog entries you'd know that I'm either always in school, work, or home.

My sister on the other hand goes out quite a lot. She's got a range of shoes, a packed wardrobe, all sorts of make-up, perfume, etc. etc. etc....

She said that girls must dress up else they fall into the trap of feeling the lack of need to do so. I guess I'm one of those. She was saying how much difference mascara and an eyelash curler can make.

The media and pretty people around me have already proven that and more. Sigh. I want to be pretty also, but sometimes I don't see the point. Sure, if there's a dinner, gathering, or maybe I'm heading to town, rest assured I'll doll up; but not if I'm just going to clementi central or westmall. Got no money, no time, how to be pretty?

Maybe I should invest some time and money into dolling up huh? But that would mean eating into time that could be spent with kiki, my family, Dearie or friends - meaning I'll probably be late to meet them. Haha! And it'll eat into my sleep 'cos make-up doesn't disappear when you sleep. One needs to use make-up remover to remove. Kaoz.

I told Dearie that he's stuck with an ugly duckling for at least the next 2 years. Guess his reply on msn?


Win liaoz. Argh. I just felt so demoralised at that point I logged off and went to bed. He said he didn't say anything - and I had to tell him that that was precisely what made me feel worse. Then his reply best: Next time I say more things k?
BIANGZ!!!!!!!!!! Hahahahaha! I tell you if it's other girls I think cold war for 1 week ah! HAHAHAHAHAHA!
I not so evil. I just told him he's exactly the kind of guy people stereotype guys to be. How to be angry with him? Haha!

I don't feel so ugly now. Still, I may just like to work on my appearance abit more. I'll see about it.

Work is hectic. School is stressing me out with more and more stuff that I do not understand each week. Band also got alot of issues I need to settle. The multiple hats is pressing on me real bad.

I ask you, with so many responsibilities on my mind, how the heck am I going to bother about how I look? No time is one thing. I don't have money to spend on so many shoes, bags, accessories, hair, clothes, perfume, blah blah blah blah blah...

People I am not familiar with, or need to create a good first impression (eg: formal meetings with external parties), of course I doll up lahz.

But is physical appearance that important to the people whom I already know? I am more interested in getting to know the real you than inspecting your external package. Ok lahz, look presentable and pleasant bah, so at least other people see my friends won't think they mixing with some ungroomed idiot.

Ah well.. time's up. Must get back to work.

Monday, December 19, 2005

Still damn busy

Don't understand why I'm so busy.. but I guess that's what makes my life so full eh?

Friday night:
Band meeting got cancelled so I landed up going to IMM with my parents. Not supposed to bring Ki along 'cos he was supposed to sleep at his mummy's place, but he insisted on going so..... he went supermarket shopping with my parents, while I walked around the 1st floor. The F.O.S. was mighty disappointing. I would be better off shopping online.

I got tempted by a pair of slippers to replace my anytime-will-snap pair - but somehow decided against it.
What I did go home with was 2 sets of Pierre Cardin lingerie sets. 1 set $28, 2nd set at 50% off. Total damage to wallet: $42.

Biangz. I need to set my priorities straight - spend $42 on something hidden underneath other cloth; yet want me to part with $25 on that other cloth that everyone can see, I land up saying it's too expensive.

Held my band meeting in the morning at Jurong Library's cafe. By 9:55am, there was a crowd gathering outside, waiting to rush in. Thankfully, no mad pushes when the doors opened.

The band EXCO is formed by 6 people, of which I knew 2 couldn't make it that morning. But alas, as I expected only 3 of us turned up. At least we did get to talk about certain issues and it was fruitful. I'll need to churn out the meeting minutes for this time. No way I'll do it for no. 2. I'm doing it only because I forgot to ask the fella to jot notes at the beginning of the meeting.

Dearie came to pick me up after and I zoomed off to his place. Rested a while then made our way over to see kiki who already turned the house upside down by then. We were going off to East Coast because:
1. There was a BBQ there Dearie had to attend and I was tagging along.
2. Ki wanted to play sand.

On the expressway, it rained heavily. When we got to the location, Dearie took an umbrella, went to say "HI BYE" to his friends and zoomed off with us to Parkway Parade. His friends kept beckoning him over but he stayed with my family.... awww..
Hope his friends didn't mind........ I mean, he'll be meeting some of them on Tuesday....... Still... I love gatherings. It's where you get to catch up. I hope he didn't miss out too much.

After we got back (because ki bought ANOTHER car and insisted on going back to our place), Dearie and I played with him a little and had to rush off to Westmall to catch the much-hyped KING KONG. The show was slated for 9pm but the tickets were sold out when we got to the counter.

Dearie and his buddies discussed a little and decided to go check out if Suntec had any tickets. Why all the way there? Because they were desperately trying to finish off the tickets they had in this Eng Wah Card. While on the road, they somehow got to think about it and said that there probably wouldn't be any tickets there either so we should actually stay at Westmall and catch the midnight show. DUH..... so we turned around and hung out at Westmall instead.

I watched 1 of his buds beat the computer at Puzzle Fighter. Wow. If I can ass the second stage, I could call for a celebration. THen they took the gun at The Lost World. My favourite arcade game. I just enjoy the sight of dinos running around.

We had supper at a nearby coffeeshop and headed in for the movie.

My thoughts on the movie:
I never thought I'd actually sit through this 3 hour movie. Trust me, watching a huge gorrila bounce around the screen wasn't my idea of a good movie. Then came all the reviews which were full of praise giving 4 to 5 stars.

I began to get curious and listen to why it was so "supposedly" good. Most of them said that it was because of how Peter Jackson managed to keep the original story while improving on the original film by using technology.

I simply didn't understand how could the original story of King Kong actually be good - but I reminded myself that I really didn't know much about it, except it was about a gorilla and a girl. I read a very short synopsis of the movie and found out it was primarily a love story.

After the movie, I could understand all the stuff I heard and read. It was worth all 4 stars I tell you. Absolutely fantastic acting by the cast. Even better job by Peter Jackson for being able to capture the feelings on screen. That affinity between the girl and primate. And the adventure. WOOHOO! I LOVED IT! I got to see dinos on big screen. Haha! Also some amazing looking giant bugs. One helluva adventure.

Oh, did i mention about the audience? You laughed, screamed (ok, more like cringed with the sight of disgusting bugs) and ooh-ahh-ed with them. Very entertaining 3 hours.

Those who seek action 5 min into the movie can forget about it. Pls bear in mind it is a LOVE STORY and the adventure is a bonus. That way, I assure you, you'd come out with deeper appreciation for the film. What I like about the lovey-dovey part is that it doesn't get too mushy. It's just there. All in the acting. The front part lays the entire setting for the movie, and I'm glad they didn't rush through the story... taking their time to build up to the adventure that doesn't disappoint, and keeping you in suspense through the dense jungle, etc.

As I was leaving the theatre, I bumped into my elder sis and her husband (ki's parents). They only needed to cross the road to get home. Blech. Well, at least I had Dearie to send me back. Heehee!

GOt woken up AGAIN by "Ah yee wake up....... Train cannot go." Yep. He wanted me to fix his train track. Ah... So up I got to fix his track.

After I ate, we sent him back to his mummy's place and played with him a while before setting off to Westmall (again) to do some shopping.

My mummy insisted on getting something in the name of Christmas and being the end of the year. We walked into SK Jewellery, Lee Hwa and Citigems. Everything was so pricey I didn't dare pick anything out. It's just not worth the money on me. Honestly. I simply don't have what it takes to carry off something so pricey. Girls don't need to buy such expensive stuff - they like variety, meaning as long as it looks good enough, cheap enough, they'll wear for some time, then hunt for something new.

We landed up at some accessory shop. It was still very expensive to me, but my mummy REALLY wanted to buy something for me, my younger sis and herself so I picked a bracelet.

My mum noticed another girl earlier trying out a necklace and said I should try it too. Ah.... so I put it on, it seemed to fit me just nice and tada - into the shopping bag it went too. My mum picked out a set for herself and a pair of earings for the pig. Total damage about $120+. Definitely loads cheaper than the real diamonds. Honestly I couldn't tell the difference between crystals and diamonds. Heck, even fake diamonds I also can't tell the diffy.

I need to find some occasion or outfits to wear these glam looking accessories out. I wonder if there're any plans on Christmas eve. Must make use of the festive occasion to wear mah. Buy already cannot waste. Heehee!

I'm not a jewellery person, but I guess it's mummy's way of dressing me up. Hehehe! Mummy's love to pretty-up their daughters. I'd like to be pretty too, but let's not cheat ourselves huh?


Read in the New Paper about some girls being anorexic. Sigh. Damn disturbing. When will the media (and all those actresses) realise the effect they're having on the public? I'm fortunate enough to be small in size so I may not understand the full extent of this obsession over being thin.

Can only hope the media can realise how serious this slimming thing has already become and the impact it is having on every girl out there.

Saturday, December 17, 2005

How to invite people to bash you

This is probably an old video, but heck, it's so funny it got my mummy and I in stitches. Thanks to the pig who downloaded it from her inbox.

Now get out there and annoy those big-car drivers! HAHA!

[It's a small file. Don't need to worry about the loading. In fact, you can download it and send it around without worrying about Postmaster giving you an instant reply!]

Friday, December 16, 2005

Christmas-Presents-for-me List

I mentioned long ago that I believe that the element of surprise in giving any present is very important.

These are some stuff I won't mind receiving even without that element:
1) Casio Privia (I think model is S700)

This is the most frill-free digital piano. The normal upright piano is too large to fit into my room so a digital one will have to do. I have no interest in what other functions it has as long as it feels and sounds just like a regular piano.
Expected price of item: $1500/-

2) Casio Exilim

I don't have any special affinity to Casio but only from here did I realise that maybe their products may not be so bad. Anyway, I have this camera at home. It's the family camera but I definitely wouldn't mind one of my own. Any model will do as long as the spcs meet the following:
- at least 5 megapixels
- doesn't use AA Batteries
- large screen (2.5")
Expected price of item: $600+++

3) Follie Follie watch

I actually posted this picture up before, but let me do it again. There is a Guess watch similar to this but heck, this is just a wish-list so might as well put the more expensive one right?
Expected price of item: $500+++

4) Unlimited free use of K-box rooms

Yeah. This one doesn't exist. I'm just putting it here for the heck of it.
Estimated cost: No idea. Doesn't exist.

5) Complete seasons (DVDs)

House, Monk, CSI, Lost.. Funny how they're all one word. I'd like to watch them all. Dearie's sis can probably get the second half of Lost that I've yet to catch. CSI I missed several episodes here and there. House and Monk I missed ALOT.
I also want all the seasons of sitcoms That 70s Show and Everybody Loves Raymond.
Estimated cost: Not sure. I'm guessing $200 a season. [Pirated DVDs probably will amount to $20 for EVERYTHING. heeheeheeheee... Only thing is how to get them in the first place.]

This list is not exhaustive. Once I got the ball rolling, I realised there are many many many things I want. HAHAHA! These are the more expensive ones lahz.
Stuff like clothes, shoes and bags... I'm picky about those, so I rather pick them out myself.

Like I said, the best gift comes as a surprise. When you have no expectations, everything you get is a bonus.

Thursday, December 15, 2005


Playing Mother Courage
This is a letter from Susan Fong in the Today paper.

Just like how my mummy has slogged for us 3 sisters her entire life, I wouldn't mind doing the same for my kids - only that financially, it may not be sustainable, so Susan Fong's kind of arrangement does seem more workable. It was what I wrote about in my previous post.

However, like I mentioned, for the opportunity to raise your own children, you need to work your ass off before you have them so as to sustain the years one does not work.

I may still have many years to go, but if such planning is not done now... well, I don't wish to have my kid only when I'm 35 or so. I am not counting on myself to strike Toto or my-(future)-husband to inherit a fortune I can survive on during that time.


I haven't posted any photos/pictures in a long while. Just realised how "unlively" this blog must look. Time to spruce it up abit. Next up (I hope) will be photos/pictures of Christmas wants.


Further to my previous post talking about a sweet song that could be used for a proposal or sorts, I just heard a duet that would probably make a really good wedding song - "I Finally Found Someone" by Barbra Streisand and Bryan Adams. Taken from a really good movie "A Mirror Has 2 Faces". I spent alot of time searching for the piano score - only to realise I didn't have a piano to play on.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

What Christmas wish-list?

Ah Chang did up his short list of items he'd like to have for Christmas, and he actually managed to get 1 of the items fulfilled! So I decided that maybe it is worth publishing what I'd like...

Then I started thinking..
..and thinking..

I didn't know it was this difficult to come up with a list of things I want. I can come up with loads of things I'd like in life, but material stuff.. hmm... I guess when i go out shopping I do see lots, but something I'd honestly like to receive? hmm..

To fill up this blog post, let me just list some of the stuff that I would like to have that are stuff money cannot buy:
1) More annual leave
2) Higher salary
3) Strike Toto/4D
4) For CTAWE to get a windfall (ok, this one money can settle)
5) Any pleasant surprise

M good pal Alvin asked me last night if I was in need of money (see all my previous posts - including this one - revolving around $). I thought about it, and replied "NO".

So why am I seemingly soliciting for money? It is all part of my grand masterplan to be able to earn as much as I can before 30. By then, I do hope to be married and have a kid. I don't want to be a weekend-mother so I would want to have enough reserves to stop working for at least the early years of my kid, then go back to work later on.

I'm not in any financial trouble whatsoever. No worries. If I were, I'd be posting here about those troubles instead of what I would like to get for Christmas.

Ok. The real Christmas wish-list (the kind with material wants) will be up when I figure one out.


Amazingly, my ex-boss actually did kind of fulfill no. 5 - a pleasant surprise. I met him for lunch today to settle some stuff, and when he sent me back to the office, he whipped out an NTUC plastic bag and said, "Nah, for you, Christmas present." It was a box of Ferrero Rocher.

Now that was a really pleasant surprise. So nice of him to go get something. So paiseh sia. I'm not big on chocolates, but I know that it's not cheap (to me). Thing I like about Ferrero Rocher? It's individually wrapped and has lots of nuts packed into it. Yummy.

You see.. such nice people where I work (although he's no longer with the company), but other current colleagues are just as nice lorz. How to leave right?


I don't think I blogged about this, but when I went for the ktv session last Friday, someone entered the song "Zhang Xin" (literally into english: Palm Heart). This was the song by Guang Liang Pin Guan (Wu Yin Liang Ping).

Little did I know it was a haunted MTV. There was this really eerie looking figure standing at the window in one of the scenes. If that wasn't bad enough, after it cut to the scene again from other shots, the figure was still at the window - and it slip open on its own. *shudder*

Ok, so the MTV has been around for a damn long time, but it was the first time for at least 3 of us that night to watch it. Scary.


Back to work for me. I drafted out a timetable to study this week. I wonder if I'll keep to it. Hmm.......


Sidenote: Christmas, to me, is a season for giving. I don't know why, but it's like the period of time since it's end of the year. I am in no way religiously related to Christmas so when I go shopping for a present, it's usually to say "thank you" for everything the past year. To those who appreciate little gifts, I don't mind spending abit if it'll perk up anyone's day. I admit - I crumble to the bright lights and marketing campaigns. Even donation drives I also give in. But SPCA is the one that never fails to get my $ any time I see them sell anything.

Digression starting. Time for me to stop.

Financial advice

Anyone willing to spew some financial advice to me?
Currently considering giving up $100 a month to whatever investment plan there is for about 10 years. I see that HSBC has one with a cashback thingy. My company's accountant says that HSBC is in a way better than Citibank.

I already have insurance so I am not too interested in that. All I want is my money to grow to the MAXIMUM in the shortest amount of time. (duhz. everyone wants that.)

Alot of things to do:
1) Arrange a meeting with band committee members
2) ALOT of work
3) Study - I need hours of practice on POA, Psychology, Marketing and HRM <-- Which I haven't touched in half a year so I don't know how to take the exam in May.
4) Figure out how to harvest money
5) SHOPPINGGGG.. heehee..

I'd like to make up a Christmas wish list, but I realise there's really too much I want. I know that only 1 thing can satisfy all these wants - MONEY. HAHAHAHA!
I'm talking about material wants here 'cos everything I need physically and emotionally, I have. Ain't I lucky?

Maybe my next post will be like Ah Chang's. Then anyone who wants to donate can feel free to do so. Hahaha!

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

A lyrical post

I've always loved Clay Aiken's voice. Absolutely flawless.
Anyway, these are the lyrics to a song in his album. I don't have it, 'cos I'm not big on CDs. I much rather pay to see him in concert.

For those out there who need a song to express how they feel about the other, I bring you "The Way".

The Way - Clay Aiken

There's something 'bout the way you look tonight
There's something 'bout the way that
I can't take my eyes off you
There's something 'bout the way your lips invite
Maybe it's the way that
I get nervous when you're around
And I want you to be mine
And if you need a reason why...

It's in the way that you move me
And the way that you tease me
The way that I want you tonight
It's in the way that you hold me
And the way that you know me
And when I can't find the right words to say
You feel it in the way

Oh, oh
You feel it in the way

There's something 'bout how you stay on my mind
There's something 'bout the way that
I whisper your name when I'm asleep, oh girl
Maybe it's the look you get in your eyes
Oh, baby, it's the way that
It makes me feel to see you smile
And the reasons, they may change
But what I'm feeling stays the same

(Repeat chorus)

Oh, oh
You feel it in the way

I can't put my fingers on
Just what it is
That makes me love you
You know, baby
So don't ask me to describe
I get all choked up inside
Just thinking 'bout the way

(Repeat chorus)

It's in the way that you move me
And the way that you tease me
The way
You feel it in the way

There's something 'bout the way you look tonight
There's nothing more to say than
I feel it in the way

Wouldn't it be a nice proposal/wedding/"be-my-(gf)(bf)" song?

Monday, December 12, 2005

It's time to get serious about $

Nope. No mistakes to point out this weekend, but if I do find more, rest assured I will post them all up. [If I bought a copy of Teenage or Teens, I'd bet to be flooded with them though.]

Anyway, back to the topic. Saturday was spent travelling to the Expo to watch Holiday on Ice: Hollywood. Not my kind of show. Dearie nearly fell asleep through it.

We left the area at 6+ I think, after checking out 2 lousy sales held at the expo. Had I stayed till 8:30, I'd have been able to go watch Mayday in concert for free 'cos my friend was working there. BLECH. Too bad.

At Suntec where Dearie had to pick something up, I met a good ol' friend Shumin. She's with HSBC you see. She chatted about stuff and somehow it ended up with her revealing that she gives her parents $1800 a month.

I don't even have that as my gross salary!

It finally has gotten into my head that I should either:
(i) Get a 2nd job
(ii) Learn how to invest
(iii) Change my job

I am seriously considering the 3rd option now. Can anyone please tell me if it is normal for someone with a diploma, working for 3 1/2 years in the admin/secretarial line to get $1600 a month? (No, this is not the take-home pay.)

Then I was reminded during our CTAWE band meeting that I could've gone into teaching piano years ago, but my parents weren't keen on the idea at all. Somehow, despite my strong longing to go into this musical line, I decided it best to dwell in the corporate line 'cos I was and actually still am convinced I'm not cut out to be held responsible for other people's kid's results.

If I did land up as a piano teacher now, I'd probably be driving.

But that option's open. I'll see about it. Maybe I'll create a niche by teaching adults who never got the chance to learn the instrument. And I also did always have the interest in teaching piano for non-monetary purposes, like for charity/volunteer work, that sort of thing.

Oh, I am now officially appointed as President of CTAWE. Stress liaoz. Time to call for a meeting to plan the entire of next year. Damn. I hope I don't screw this up.


After the band meeting, went KTV-ing with some members. Ah. So nice to just sit back and enjoy the sounds of singing. Then of course I had my chance to do lalala away. Oh, and Party World doesn't have Jay Chou's SHAN HU HAI yet.


I can't help but notice that I have been linked from Mr Miyagi, though I do not see how that is possible.

Oh, on o ther blogging stuff, Dearie spotted Xiaxue at Suntec outside Guardian as we came out. Short, but hey, girls don't need to be tall anyway. I'd love to have some make-up tips from her though. If I'm gonna change my job, I definitely need to doll myself up - something I haven't even been doing during weekends anymore.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Another mistake?

"Sky marshal shoots dead man claiming to have bomb on US jet"
Please tell me I'm not the only one who thinks this headline is wrong. [Spotted in TODAYonline.com. Pretty sure the hard copy newspaper has it too.]

Why should the sky marshal shoot a man who is already dead? Unless that is the whole news point itself, which in this case, it wasn't.


In case anyone is wondering, yes, finally managed to get through to SIA's number. Time to write feedback letter to them.

Friday, December 09, 2005

Blog hopping

I am now trying very hard to get through to ANY bloody line for SIA. Dumb check-in hotline can never get to anyone, so I'm trying EVERY line in SIA's name. Need to offload my colleague urgently. SIA's achilles heel? More like foot. This is not the first time I have such problems with the stupid phone line(s).
Meanwhile, in the office, I get these ups and downs - one moment I'm incredibly busy and multi-tasking (eg: answer phone call, reply email, boss in front of me handing me other work, etc etc), the next moment, I have finished all those things and have nothing to do (ok, got lahz, but non-urgent).

So what do I do? At the risk of getting a warning, I blog hop. These were just some I managed to hop to today:
Erotic Stories (only got 4) - an old blog that gets updated once in a very long while. This guy posts as Grimnar on sgforums.

Ghost writes his blog stuff here, and is currently in the midst of "publishing" chapters of his latest (considered-erotic) story here.

Elvina is such a good writer. Her latest post documents the sweet stuff that guys have done for her. Honestly I always thought they only happened in the movies. (Obviously I never experienced anything she did.) One day if she writes a book, depending on the genre, I'll read it.

Michael Chua leaves comments on my blog all the time. So nice of him. His latest post puts the spotlight on a letter in the Today paper that I myself took particular notice, mainly because of a line that was written, which Michael highlights.

Brokenpromises got to eat good food plus try pretty dresses. Lucky girl lehz.

Then there are all the regular links that I check upon on the right.
Tomorrow always has plenty of links when everyone gets a blog post drought. Lancerlord is back! Plenty of funny links up once more!
Dumb SIA phone check-in. Try from 6pm till 8pm (now) still cannot. I tried waiting on hold for 15 mins TWICE. Hopeless.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Me, myself and Kiki

My qualifications: Dip in Mass Comm; Pursuing BSc Business at SIM UOL
Experience: 3 1/2 years with admin full-time
External activities: Currently vice-president of CTAWE, and will be president on Friday (I'm actually really nervous and scared about this.)
Current salary drawn: $1600

By scrolling through the job offers available on jobsdb.com, I can easily leave my current company and apply for any of the positions there because the job scope is pretty much the same.

Most are offering AT LEAST $2000 starting. Blech. I could always try to apply for those offering a starting pay of $2500 too since I match their job scope nicely. Ah... It doesn't help that every single person around me gives the same reply: "SO LOW?!" when I tell them how much I earn.

Too bad I'm too comfortable where I am now because of proximity, environment and the people. Also, this job is too good to let go because I can still go for my classes at night. Switching jobs will not guarantee that.

What to do? I like my admin/secretarial job. I don't know why, but I just like it. Blech. I won't mind doing editing/journalism though. I did try to call and enquire about doing freelance editing but I couldn't make it for the damn interview. Anyone need the service? Haha!

I'll just have to hang on here till I'm 25 (or if I have to repeat modules, 26 or 27). By then, my salary had better flown up high enough else I'd just fly elsewhere. Simple as that.

My "resume" looks promising huh? A pity all my qualifications have bad results all over. Hahahaha! Still, I am very confident of getting better salary out there.

Yet, I'm happy where I am now. I know people who earn less than me yet managed to raise up their children for them to go to University. They lived more difficult lives than I, so why should I complain when I have enough to spend and save?

My internal conflict. Forever ongoing.


I don't know why but I feel I've been more and more an ass lately. The amazing thing is that this attitude ain't directed at my family or Dearie, but quite possibly at everyone else.

I have not snapped at anyone, just that I have personally reflected and found that I haven't been as "nice" as I have always been (or liked to be).

I need to stop trying to impose my thoughts on others.
I need to start saying my "thank you"s more.
etc etc etc...


Jay Chou's duet with some lady called Lara is one of them songs I am soooooo going to have to try in the KTV one day. Sounds so gooood. I haven't seen the lyrics yet, nor do I know the full melody of it. Will try though, will try! Ah Chang! If you go K-box, go see if got the song hor! HAHA!


I just came back from my accounts class and am waiting for my hair to dry, thus this post. Accounts class was a big blur. Something about Marginal and variable accounting, and FIFO/LIFO stuff. I really need alot more practice.


Dad won tickets to watch Holiday on Ice: Hollywood this Saturday at 3pm, Expo. Dearie and I will be going. My dad just likes the feeling of winning. Haha!

Meanwhile, Ki's birthday is coming. 28th Dec.
(Photos of him from 4th Dec, Saturday)
Ki shows off his magic skills

Ki made my mum set up his "tent" (oh, see the snowman in the photo? my mum bought is for only $2. HAHA! cheap cheap. very cute.)

Dearie joins Ki in his "tent"

Ki looking like the handsomest boy on earth

Ki in midair, jumping on my mum's bed

Turning 3 years old liaoz! This Saturday will go shop for a present for him. Come to think of it, maybe it's a tad too early.. hmm...