Sunday, April 30, 2006


Cai's gone to stay with them for the weekend. Feeling that wee bit strange cos you are so accustomed to his welcome wag every morning you wake up and every return home.
Dad was just telling me how he kept closing the fence after him not realising that cai's still not back home.

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Need a little breather

Woke up feeling darn sian this morning. AH~~~!
Shall head downstairs with cai for a while. Dunno what's wrong with him cos he's puking consecutively 3 days in a row. Once every morning.

Friday, April 28, 2006

All for their dogs

Read the article on these two ladies? Animal lovers will applaud their sacrifice while the rest I guess will label them stupid?

An animal lover as I may be, I will probably never go into such an extent these 2 sisters did. Seeing strays on the road, I would always sigh and lament how poor things they are. Even when I have the urge to pick up strays so that I can provide some temporary shelter while trying to rehome them, I would think of my family's reaction and objections and that would stop me in my endeavour.
Here's the link to the shelter mentioned in the article. They are accepting donations and stuff. And if you are heading for the upcoming SKC event at expo, do make a note to help buy biscuits for their fund raising cause.

Dog Rescue Shelter

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Pain and more pain

Tightening braces hurt darn bad. Really really bad.... So bad that I cant function at all.
This is totally crappy.
No doubt I'm pretty happy with the results so far. At least the lower row of my teeth is showing significant movement. No wonder they say wanting to look better comes with a price.
No time for regrets now cos I have so many lobangs loh.
Something very 窩心 happened today. Bleh.. Not telling it here cos its my little secret!

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Liberation Day

The day you liberate yourself from exams. Woo Hoo....~~!
Happy as I was that time, a tinge of nostalgia came to me. That's my last paper - The last academic paper I were to do. Afterall, things that hold everyone close to the heart was the process of studying together, playing hard together, mugging exams together. Times were fun despite some stress. The end of the paper signifies a new beginning nevertheless, but the incumbent change also means moving outside of your comfort zone. From that on, you are embarking into the next level of adulthood. I started to wonder how my future holds.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Home on the Range

Oh give me a home, where the buffaloes roam.
Where the deer and the antelope play.
Where seldom is heard, a discouraging word.
And the skies are not cloudy all day.

Home, home on the range.
Where the deer and the antelope play.
Where seldom is heard, a discouraging word.
And the skies are not cloudy all day.

I want that kinda life.... *Dreamz... *
I wanna bask in excitement at every sunrise.
Dash across the green fields flanked only by the sky and its horizon.
Children chase themselves and have fun at catch.
Pets roaming wild in that boundless stretch of land.
A satisfied grin to my face and that of my partner upon every sunset.

Lol~~ I day-dream can. Yeah during office hours that's to say. Muahahahaha~~~

How often at night, when the heavens are bright.
With the light from the glittery stars.
Have I stood there amazed, and asked as I gazed.
If their glory exist that of ours

Please spare me if I happen to type the wrong lyrics to that song. As you see again, I'm plain lazy to search up the lyrics. They are purely from memory.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Aza Aza Fighting!

What do you do if you wake up one morning suddenly feeling all weak? A surge of illness starts overcoming you and you learnt from the doctor that you have only months to live. Terrifying isn't it? When at such a lost state, who do you turn to? God? Family? Friends?

I thought of that before and wondered what I would do. Keep mum perhaps? Yeah... like some over exagerated movie, I may go into denial and not confide in anyone. Why make your loved ones worried and upset when it's a battle only for you to fight? No doubt that they will give you the most support you ever need in such a time. The day I rot away with illness, I would rather myself vanishing and taking all the pain with me alone. My loved ones will not know what has happened of me. Perhaps I will let them think that I have ran away or something like dat. Rather their anger than sadness at my departure.


Dun get all worried la! What I wrote above has stemmed out from reading this gal's blog. I was just all cynical and totally extremist as I allowed the worst case scenario to be imagined. How can one go along fighting a disease without any support at all? This is tantamount to giving up on yourself already.

The fragility of life and the uncertainties of tomorrow, one shouldn't take anything for granted. But then again, how often are we guilty of that? I pray Joan will get well, even with that little tinge of hope left. As she said herself, she will not give up till the very end. That fighting spirit in us never fails to amaze when called for.


希望曲终人散, 人生是漂亮的

Friday, April 21, 2006


Cha Soba + Indian curry anyone?

Weird combi huh. Well at least in our context it is. But my German Colleague seems to be enjoying the cold and warm mix during lunches.

It's kinda funny when you meet people from various nationalities and hailing from different cultures. You learn lots and also laugh lots.

Just not long ago, we were all walking from the office to some canteen when one us pointed out the mango trees. Apparently, one German student was amazed that mangoes grow on trees since she had the idea that they grow on bushes. LOL~~! We all fell into a laughing fit. So we started a whole list of fruits and made them identify whether they grow from trees? underground? bushes? or vine?


Students' Answers


Bushes (X)


Trees (X)


Underground (X)

There were more examples but I can't recall them all now but it was really really funny how we all had our own misconceptions. Even myself got things confused. They asked where cherries grow on and my take on that was bushes!!! Hell~~! I went Australia before and I saw cherries on trees lor..... Think I confused strawberries with cherries.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

There you go my little lion dancer

This world is mad

Either the world's mad or I'm one of the few trying very hard to unravel or understand a somewhat confused society.

世界很困惑, 更难理解.


My Sony Erisson died

Hell! My handphone decided to die the moment I decide to wanna take some pictures of myself! sianz sianz I tell you. The moment I tried to overcome the phobia of self photography, this has to happen. My handphone is my most important means of communication too la.! I cannot live without it I realised.

Lousy phone! Bought it only in Nov last year .... My older other model phones have never failed me before. Not to mention that the battery cover at the back is super hard to remove. Me and dad chipped nails just to get it out.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

生活小偏方 1 - 橄榄油

Benefits of Olive Oil - 橄榄油

倒入掌心一点, 然后用棉棒沾着擦满整个脸, 脖子也可以. 之后做轻轻 的按摩, 差不多一分到两分钟, 让橄榄油滋润到你的皮肤里.
你做完按摩的时候会发现, 脸上还是油油的, 没有关系, 不堵赛毛孔.
最后一步就是睡觉. 第二天早上会感觉皮肤很细, 很滑, 一点也不油, 因为橄榄油全部都已经滋润进你的皮肤里去.
脸上有豆豆的也没有关系, 因为橄槛油本身就带有清洁皮 肤的作用. 早上起来皮肤一点也不油.

English Abstract:
Before sleep, apply alittle olive oil onto the face and massage for around 1-2 mins in order to let your skin absorb it. Oily as it may be initially, your skin should feel more supple the next day when it is totally absorbed. This method is suitable for all skin types.

对付黑头: 橄榄油加盐这样清洁效果神奇, 尤其是对付鼻翼上的黑头. 但是一周做2~3次也就可以了. 如果黑头比较多,可以轻轻以打圈的方式按摩15分钟到半个小时

English Abstract:
To fighting against blackheads, add salt to olive oil. Apply mixture onto affected areas and massage. Use this method 2-3 times every week.

Suggestions above are not reflective of my ideas since I have yet to test them out. =P Try at your own risk!

Weird Gal

Ha! I remembered what I wanted to blog liao. A few days back, during a train ride home from work, this gal (pre-uni/poly) was talking to her guy friend. Holding her result slip in hand, she was proudly proclaiming her grades in a manner so audible as if to tell those around to listen up. "-.-

Gal: Sub A Distinction, Sub B Distinction, Sub C eh okay la... blah blah blah blah.

Needless to say (not trying to be some sour grapes here oh), you can imagine my eyes wanting to roll while I tried controlling every giggle to come after each statement. I was quite amused actually. I mean I used to make a big deal about grades in my primary and secondary school days. Ignorant ma... Used to think that grades are everything and relative to a person's capability. Now, I wonder what's the big fuss about distinctions. If you say you are getting distinctions at a university level then perhaps my eyebrows may raise a few notches. Then again, that's just grades, and flaunting your academic "success" in that loud fashion doesn't make you look exceptionally smart by the way, a big turn off in fact. Perhaps I was just being too judgemental. I tried but found no correlation at all in her manner of speech to her high IQ level as she's trying to potray.

I was quite appalled when she went into the topic of mistresses. She started contesting her friend regarding the pros of being one's mistress and made it sound like some great achievement. Defending her point, she explained how mistresses get more love and attention than the mainstream wives, how her friend became one and how she dun mind being one..... Now that really started my eyeball rolling plus a few more additional lines to my forehead. Since she is so capable or so she thinks, then what's the thing about wanting to be someone's mistress? Ah Bish... What nonsense??

Then a phone call came from mom. I caught her attention when I started speaking in guess what?

English. *Faintz

I had her whole and unwavering attention in the entirety of the phone conversation. She seemed to take conversing in English to be a big deal. Immediately after my conversation ended, she switched from channel 8 to channel 5 plus slang somemore... Kaoz... Speak English then so be it la, minus that cresendo fako accent can? She was really getting on to my nerves and if I did not noticed wrongly, Mr Ang Mor sitting just right opposite me was grinning amusingly.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006


Campus Superstar sang this before. I like the song oh...



躲起来边哭边说 i miss you



常常只有一个念头 i miss you



How to stop feeling L

loser? lousy? low?

This ain't avril. I'm her extremist side. I enjoy getting into control when that tinge of negativity creeps in. I shall take over for as much as I can right now cos I know my other side will soon kick me out. sob~

A Dialogue With Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew LKY

Caught the Dialogue With Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew LKY online upon reading BM's entry. Can't help but agree with her on some points. I'm not implying here that I'm super knowledgeable in the area of politics nor any better than any of those 10 who went on the show. Just looking at it from a really surface/layman point of view.

Though I admire the courage of those present, I find many of them coming across as rude and de-respectful to our dear MM. There was one pretty lass with whom I was really turned off with the moment she decides to be Miss Interupt. Perhaps they were under the scrutinity of probably a million wide audience and were trying too hard in proving themselves on national tv. Afterall, you have to look smart and all articulated yah. With that agenda in mind, they may have forgotten that the person they were gonna "attack" is non other than one who has eaten more salt than they have eaten rice. Arming with their set of questions, they can't wait to say their bit. When MM started taking ages to bring forth his point (you can't blame him cos he's a kinestatic and a thinker), you can see some of them impatiently trying to cut him. Either I wasn't catching the dialogue properly (cos I'm also a lousy listener), I also thought that some questions were asked too many a times even when MM have already addressed them.

Fairness, leveled playing field etc.. Asking that qns once or twice is enough. Dun they get it at all??? You can't lure more answers out even if you asked it 100 times cos MM has already replied period. Anyway, since when is this world fair to begin with. Any normal human being will reserve the best for their own interests. And never anywhere in the world will a sane government go great lengths to help the opposition. My observation: To be fair, the people interviewing MM didn't seem to be giving him that same bit of fairness when they already went there with a biased mindset to shoot him down right from the beginning or so I thought.

And what's with the blogging back issue?? *Diaoz* I can't believe my ears when I first heard one journalist mentioned it. This comment came across as a pretty immature one coming from that age group. You mean you are taking politics for some 家家酒 game? Rather than wasting time defending their place and arguing their case against the opposition on such a platform, I rather the government use that time for something more constructive.

Great as they may think they are in fielding questions (since many are in that profession), some journalists dun seem to be able to answer simple and direct questions shot back by MM (It can be indeed a stressful situation to land on). Lesson learnt: Be prepared to be shot back at especially when the other party is a seasoned debator. And make your claims very carefully even if you are not wrong....

Got dissappointed at the part when one asked MM Lee when he would be stepping down or no longer contesting. If MM Lee was sadden by this question, he hid or kept his emotions well in check. Cos if I were him, I'll be totally depressed for being so unappreciated by the new generation after years of contribution in nation building.

Me to that guy (yes I'm venting): Who are u to ask him to step out! Even if I dun see eye to eye with some of the things MM may have done, I still respect him lots k!! Afterall, we wun have what we have now without him. The fact that he brought SG to wat it is today is no small feat. Get this in your mind. You ungrateful brat!!!

Nevertheless, 姜还是老的辣 . MM Lee still held the dialogue to his advantage. The dialogue should perhaps be renamed from "Why my vote matters?" to "Why the unleveled playing field?".

Monday, April 17, 2006

All that was taken granted for...

Was fumbling through a huge stack of cards yesterday night (bday, xmas, cny, thank you, you name it etc...) .
As I sorted them out into their individual 年次 (Hm~~ How come this word sound so vaguely familiar...) or grouping by my schooling years, I'm surprised by the number of people I have little or total no impression of. Believe me or not, a $20 voucher even dropped out of one of those forgotten envelopes! =( Given the year of sent date, I must say $20 is alot to begin with at that point in time. I feel so guilty for not having SPENT it Muahahaha... Actually, I feel really touched now that I saw it. My poor friend must have sent it along with all her sincerity to find me taking it for granted.

SHOOT I'm a lousy receipient.

Yet again, I'm gonna blame it on my lazy social skills in upkeeping/maintaining contact. All those address books I keep, I think most addresses are already pretty out of date and I seldom do bother to update them. Even if I do, I get duplicate names with different entries from different address books of the same person. Think it's time to start consolidating them into a main database plus a checklist of those who do make effort to send me cards every year.

I shall hereforth promise myself that I will make the effort from this very day to put in more effort in this card sending business and make my friends feel more "wanted". Afterall, I can't be always on the receiving end right. Someone just made me realise the importance of these well wishing cards!

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Birthday Gifts

My gifts~!

  1. A Braun Buffel Wallet! Exactly wat I needed. The pict isnt taken well, it's more pink btw.
  2. Bday card
  3. Certificate =D
  4. Treasured Memories
  5. Birthday song
  6. CD
  7. Glass bead necklace
  8. Swatch bracelet
I forgot to mention that 14th April = My Bday = Black Valentines = Good Friday = Rainy Day this year. LOL

New Layout

Yeah. A new layout to aid scrolling. =)
Forget to print screen of my old blog though. Like that design though not very navigational.

Notti Monster

Was awakened by the little imp a few times in the night. The first time I found him barking at tua pei gong wagging his short tail. The 2nd time, he was whining for me to get up and clean his SHIT! That's like 6am in the morn!!!! ROARRRRRRR... Can't help it when you have a dog that cannot stand a dirty surrounding especially when he does his big big biz. The final round, he started whining for me to get up. Everytime I commanded him to go sleep, he will give a short whine in return. lol~! Kiang la.. Know how to complain le lor. 被这个小瓜整死...

Friday, April 14, 2006

~Happy Birthday~

Happy Birthday to me
Happy Birthday to me
Happy Birthday to me
Happy Birthday to me

I thank all who have in one way or another contributed to this day, though I hate to be thinking that I'm already a quarter century old le.

Thank you,
My uni gang for celebrating it with me in advance.
My friends who sent me smses, tag my board, msn messages and emails to wish me though we hardly meet up le.

Special thanks to,
My lovely family (cai included) for their unwavering love and sweet gifts.
GF for spending so much head wreaking time thinking of the most innovative and memorable gift for my bday.

Muackz to ALL~~!

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Cai's first video

This is so cool... Tried to post cai's antics on his blog. Cant help it but also wanna duplicate it here.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006


Met Wen, SP, Gor gor and Siang for dinner and coffee yesterday evening. First time (except Wen) they saw me in braces. Lol~~ Paiseh.
SP is a 稀客 at our group outings de. So quite glad that she 赏脸 this time round. But of cos there was a hidden agenda ma so she had to be there. =) Thank you!!!

Got a piece of tiramisu cake from them. *Yipee* SP was excitingly wanting to sing the song, but was hushed by Siang. Lol. Yah.. Siang's too old for that huh. Muahahaha. Seriously, having lived almost 1/4 of a century, hatchdays ain't that significant as when you are young. It's the company that matters now.

Was a fun gathering nevertheless. The usual crap and catching up. The hot topic of the day was Diamonds. lol~! Siang's thinking of marriage la. So he's setting aside quite alot for the ring.. Kaoz... Not going to mention how much he's investing in it but the gals were shocked and shaking our heads. Think BM will nod and approve though. With that kinda money, I told him I rather spend on things that are more tangible like food or clothes or even gold which has more value. But then, his gf like dio ho lor. He's starting to fret about everything under the sun. House la, ring la, feng shui etc... Indeed a whole lot of things to prepare. I even 充当 their 风水师.

Building your own nest will always require lotsa effort la. At the end of the day, it's how your efforts pay off. An advance 祝福 to Siang and to be wife - 祝幸福美满!!!

Tuesday, April 11, 2006


Excerpts taken from my sis's blog regarding introversion - an article that I found interesting.

Rather, introverts are people who find other people tiring.
Eh... I do find socialising a tad tiring at times leh. Not that I really dislike mingling or meeting new people it boils down more on my laziness to keep smiling and maintain all charged up.

Extroverts are energized by people, and wilt or fade when alone. They often seem bored by themselves, in both senses of the expression.
Partly true. I'm energized by the people around me. Tend to be the loud one. But I enjoy my own solitude too whenever the situation calls for. Being alone gives me the space to start dreaming.

In contrast, after an hour or two of being socially "on," we introverts need to turn off and recharge.
Eh.. That's me. But I'm introvert meh?

For introverts, to be alone with our thoughts is as restorative as sleeping, as nourishing as eating.
Yeah. That's true.

Extroverts are easy for introverts to understand, because extroverts spend so much of their time working out who they are in voluble, and frequently inescapable, interaction with other people. They are as inscrutable as puppy dogs.
LOL~! Alot of chim words here but can agar guess the meaning. No wonder GF knows me inside out as he claims. Muahahaha

For one thing, extroverts are overrepresented in politics, a profession in which only the garrulous are really comfortable. Look at George W. Bush. Look at Bill Clinton. They seem to come fully to life only around other people. Introverts are not considered "naturals" in politics.
How can you really tell if someone's introvert or extrovert? People tend to put on different facades depending on their situation ma. And who says introverts aint naturals in politics. Some of our dear ministers are definitely introvert lor.

Extroverts therefore dominate public life. This is a pity. If we introverts ran the world, it would no doubt be a calmer, saner, more peaceful sort of place.
Lol~~ Perhaps yah. Then again there are always two sides to a coin. Who says an Extrovert cant run the world well? Where is peace without unrest? Where is system with disorder? yada yada yada.... So if you, an introvert, believe in this statement, have a go at politics ya? And perhaps bring more salvation to this messy world! GF... U can try lol~~!

We tend to think before talking, whereas extroverts tend to think by talking, which is why their meetings never last less than six hours.
I'm sorry to say that I'm guilty of this one.. I tend not to think before I talk.

Sometimes, as we gasp for air amid the fog of their 98-percent-content-free talk, we wonder if extroverts even bother to listen to themselves.
Lol~~ I talk alot in groups yes. I was never a good listener yes. That has changed since I graduated and I started seeing the benefits of being one. Not doing very great myself yet but (some applause appreciated) improving. I do listen to myself and others mind you. =P

How can I let the introvert in my life know that I support him and respect his choice?
First, recognize that it's not a choice. It's not a lifestyle. It's an orientation.
Second, when you see an introvert lost in thought, don't say "What's the matter?" or "Are you all right?"
Third, don't say anything else, either.
Huh? Really ah... Dun even bother asking what's wrong? Even if its a word of concern? It may be just a checking statement to see if the party wishes or needs help. Introverts please feedback.


就看到你 下着小雨
如果我有纸笔 也就毫不犹豫
抢在你离去前 写下只字片语






Apart from my bro, the rest are the 内孙 s. Well not to forget the other 5 girls with me being the eldest again.... Do have a few older cousins but I totally never seen them my entire life.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Dog with a Character

My dog sure is one with character. If you are afraid, stay away. He is already aloof and unbothered with people who are not afraid of him what more those who really are scared and yet still wanna try carrying or even touching him. Be prepared to receive barks and snaps from him when he sense the cowardice in you. Wonder if its really in his genetics and kind of breed cos I really do see real friendly silky terriers around my neighbourhood who cant wait to lapse into human affection.

Strange enough, he does warm up to people selectively. I pondered many a times what criteria does he looks at for him to befriend a stranger. So far, I have yet to reach any single conclusion. If only treats work... Then it will make it so much easy.


Muahahahaha... Students in NTU are studying. *smug*
My network's significantly faster le!!! YEAh~!


GF is dying to tell me something but is trying super duper hard to curb doing so cos the time's not ripe. Aiyo~~! You are also making me darn gian and curious.... Drop the seed yet dun let me taste it.. wat wat???


Hm... I wonder how I should comment. Personally, miss avril here is not one who does well in the looks department so it's not very nice for her to start criticising MSU. Eh.. the gals are pretty of cos yah. That I wun deny. So I shall comment about the other aspect and calibre of the candidates.

It seems that looks don't always pair up with brains. In our case, we are talking about Singapore's highly publicised and recognised contest. We have to pick a beauty brainer to represent us leh, if not so lao kui right. All was well in the front half of the show till the "talking" starts. I can only say my family almost fainted at some point in time. Din bother to watch it till the end after that.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Nama Nama yeh

GF gave Nama chocs again. ;P
So long deprived of chocs le.... So happy to receive it.
Happy Happy and Yum Yum.

Friday, April 07, 2006

Weird Tots

Hm... Been thinking alot recently. What exactly I can tell for sure. They are like sudden tots or weird analogies forming in the mind then swilling like tea in my cup. I will start my usual mulling or what people say me in my dazed mode. Then again, there isn't too much /excessive emotions involved nor is the process taxing. I'm quite cool-headed this time round not letting strange thoughts get the better of me. I am so alien, even to myself. Coolz~ A cup of coffee at starbucks should get me back on track cos most thoughts will be lost there. lolz~ Now I truly understand why when you start standing from a different perspective.

Drama queen?

I think my life can be quite a drama. I can get overly emotional or overly cool about things. Perhaps my strong passion for certain things do turn off people or make them think that I'm getting my priorities wrong. Cant help that I'm giving such signals though I always say that people with passion are so charming~~ lolz

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Life Life Life

Strange replies I'm getting.. Anyway, one cool day at work. Had a morning meeting which also means more coding... YEAH!!! I'm loving it. Sometimes you cant help but psycho yourself doing things you dun really like hor.Same with other probs. Life Life Life. Shall head off le ba. Its gonna be a long cool night out there.

Hot spots

Quite worrisome.. Think really have to bring cai to visit Dr Ling or Dr Thiru. His hotspots are getting outrageous despite me applying ACV and cream for him everyday. It seems that putting on the E-collar will help but his rear legs are still able to reach the exact spots to scratch them down!

I'm feeling guilty now for not spotting one of the spots that has gotten so darn big that the fur is starting to recede le. Kaoz... :(

Tuesday, April 04, 2006








Sunday, April 02, 2006

Ancestral Prayer

This is the period of Qing Ming. So as usual, my family busied ourselves with the preparations and offerings for ancestors. Guang ming shan (Bright Hill monastry) or what mom told the indian taxi uncle "Guang ming temple" was super super crowded. Luckily I was wearing my contacts cos the rest were tearing like mad from the incense.
Darling cai received an early xmas gift (in fact its too early to be even taken as xmas gift la). A pillow and comforter donated by mom. Comforter is darn ex la. Cost like around 100+. Bish... I dun even have one for myself lor... See how pampered this furkid is. Sleep wear and air con. It's a dog's life man!

Saturday, April 01, 2006


Hm.. Was abit disappointed with the 敢问总理 (Directly translated as: Dare I ask Prime Minister) talkshow on channel 8. Either the 2hr segment wasn't shiok enough, I thought most questions fielded weren't addressed fully. In my opinion, someone is definitely not a great listener like me...

Suddenly, I could feel my heart's trepidation.
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