Thursday, 30 March 2006

March 2006

(Original blog can be found at http://wynnii.blogs.friendster.com/)

Wednesday, 29 March 2006
Yes Dah-ling, The Mango Pudding Is Truly Fabulous, Dah-ling!
So dah-ling, the MBFA show was fabulous, not.

Invitation states “Reception: 7.00 to 8.00pm”. We (Jolene, Kevin and Charmaine and I) arrived fashionably late at 7.45pm.

I did finally unearth something to wear, but more of that later.

It was the choreography that killed the show for me. The runway was way too small to fit three models walking side by side! I know, I know. Yes, the models are stick-thin but still, they have some body mass, however little that may be.

I saw the models literally bumping into each other, whether deliberate or not (the green-eye monster could be at work). One bump is one time too many for me. What's up with having three models walking to the front, to the side, to the back and back to the front at different times?

It's too messy, dah-ling, too messy. I didn't even have time to breathe in the first garment when the next one comes along. I say, let the models take their own sweet time to stroll and let us take in everything. Fashion is about having fun, not just showing off clothes.

Another thing that killed the show was the music. Fashion show = high energy, fast pumping music. You gotta get the crowd in the mood with the music. It's no dance party, I know (I haven't club for 14 days at last count, so the dancing bug is still parasitic). Still, you can't have no slow, agonising, sleep-inducing music. Wake up, people! Wake up! The show is still on!

Je dis, "allez de pair avec la musique française. Vous ne pouvez pas aller mal de pair avec la musique française. Ils sont simplement fabuleux, chéri ". (I say, "Go with French music. You can't go wrong with French music. They are simply fabulous, dah-ling".)

Faites- confiancemoi. (Trust me.)

However, there is nothing wrong the collections. The clothes are beautifully cut and the detailing was innovative. I can see myself in some of the clothes. Really wearable and functional.

I loved this white body-hugging dress (with slashed ruffles on shoulder straps and knife-pleats on hemline) worn by a black model. Very very gorgeous, dah-ling. "So Wynnii", Jolene and Kevin say. Je convient (Me agree).

I guess designers are getting smarter nowadays. They know they need to sell. No point creating a beautiful piece and having the rest of the world only saying "That's gorgeous, dah-ling. Simple gorgeous!"

You need to sell! Or else, how the hell are you paying for the fabrics for your next collection?

And if you don’t have a next collection, I don’t have nothing to wear!

Speaking of which, my glad rags of choice was a black sheath knee-length dress (with light pink georgette stripes). I know, I know. I said black is over. But you know what. It’s the 80-year anniversary of the LBD, so I guess I’m forgiven.

Anyway, I wanted to wear my wedges very badly, so the dress has to go with the shoes.

Wedges = Spring / Summer 2006. You can’t go to no fashion show without a must-have of the season, dah-ling.

I love my wedges. Put them on and voila! They add 10cm instantly. The view is better higher up here, I must say.

The redeeming factor of MBFA was, of course, the sumptuous spread from Conrad and the Moet champagne. The mango pudding was heavenly. Almost orgasmic, if I dare say. Yes, dah-ling, it is truly that fabulous, dah-ling.

Comme je dis toujours, "vous ne pouvez pas tourner mal avec la mangue non plus". (Like I always say, "You can't go wrong with Mango either".)

I wanted a second helping of the mango pudding, but it was all gone! So I just muttered under my breath, “Mango, mango, mango”.

I had thought the night would end with regrets and I walked reluctantly away from the buffet table. Unexpectedly, a server appeared beside me and asked, “Any mango pudding for you, mdm?” You know what. I do think there is a higher being up there and she (or he, if you must) heard me.

The show ended with the usual fanfare of photo-taking, air kissing and bitching. Ashley Isham is real bones-and-skin, but in the world of fashion “You cannot be too skinny”. Serene Chew made quite an impression with just one walk down the runway. Denise Keller was wearing a dazzling pair of Miu Miu heels, which happened to be my favourite.

All in all, the night was good. With the Moet, it's a given.

But, who would have expected?

A mango pudding saved the day.


Monday, 27 March 2006
An Over-Spilling Wardrobe, Yet Nothing To Wear
Some of you may have realised, some of you may have not. If you haven’t, this most probably won’t be of interest to you.

It is the Singapore Fashion Festival till 2nd April. A time when who's who and who's not of the fashion industry gather to celebrate style, trends and all things frivolously fashion.

Simply put, another legitimate reason to down Jacob Creek’s Sparkling Rose, opps, Moet & Chandon Champagne, I mean.

Jolene got her hands on two invitations to Mercedes-Benz Asia Fashion Award Regional Finals at Zouk tomorrow night. That puts me on the invitation list as well.

Yeah! Three cheers to a night of mingling with the frivolous fashion crowd.

*air kiss kiss* Yes dah-ling, that is truly fabulous, dah-ling! *air kiss kiss*

*air kiss kiss* That's gorgeous, dah-ling. Simple gorgeous! *air kiss kiss*


Hmm... It dawned upon me that I ain't got nothing to wear. Jolene states plainly I have a dozen dresses to choose from. I am contemplating if I should wear my new white mod dress. The problem is I have no shoes to match them with!

Yes dah-ling, I know I have over 20 pairs of unworn shoes, but that’s not the issue here. The pertinent issue in hand is that I have no shoes to compliment my white dress.

Then again, I am thinking I’ll be walking around like a purple radish under the florescent lights of Zouk. This means I have to find something else to wear.

I’m not kidding when I say I have an over-spilling wardrobe, yet I have nothing to wear. Ahhh… The woes of a woman.

The males never get it. It is possible to be buried under a mountain–high heap of garments, and still nothing is suitable. You don’t want to be seen decked out in last season’s black and white striped dress and be laughing stock of town, do you?

Seriously dah-ling, black is like so over. White is the new black, dah-ling. Surely you don’t need me to tell you that.

Now, it’s imperative I give more thoughts to my outfit. I told Von, “I need to dress to kill”. Maybe it’s time to unveil my grim ripper outfit then.

Just kidding, just kidding. Someone give the poor girl CPR, please.

Let’s take a step back and see what the invitation actually says. “Dress code: Something electrifying”. Ahhh.. Electrifying, how very interesting. My best bet is on a string of Christmas tree lights then. A little OTT ((over-the-top, fyi (for your information)), I know, but it befits the dress code, no?

I’m at my wit’s end now. I need to sleep on this and make the decision tomorrow. I need a drink.

Champagne, anyone?



Saturday, 25 March 2006
I'm a Brat
On 10th June 05, I was told "Wynnii, you're a Total Brat.

Whoa. We'd tell you to stop being such a brat, but that might only encourage you. An all-around expert in areas of laying on guilt, whining, and much more, you'll try almost anything if it means people will pay attention to you and give you what you want. Sure, being a brat can be totally fun. But don't expect that people will always respond to manipulation and, sometimes, exploitation. What you may not remember is that the easiest way to get what you want is usually to just ask for it. No whining!"

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Nine months down the road on 26th March 06, I'm told "Wynnii, you're a Bossy Brat.

Large and in charge — that's what you hope to be. And while it's never a bad idea to have a little ambition, you'll do what it takes to get to the top. Unfortunately, it's not always the best way to make friends. Try to remember that life's all about give and take. And sometimes, you have to listen to other people's ideas, especially before you, uh, borrow them. Being CEO of everything doesn't mean you've gotta step on other people's toes. So, slow down, cowboy. Take a big, long breath. Ahhhh. Doesn't that feel better?"


I'm a brat. I like being a brat. Not happy? Bite me.



Saturday, 25 March 2006
Juicy by Better Than Ezra
This song has got me and my sister embarrassed. It's a long story. Don't ask. Let's just say the most unexpected person enlightened both of us. Here we go ...

I got with somebody's date
You're like a Soap Opera cover
My lover self-automates
Juicy

You say a-somebody say
You're like a salve for a leper
You're sweet for somebody's pain
Juicy
Aw, Juicy
Yeah, you got to live for your own
You say you got all the sordid details
Check-out retail
Watch it sell
Juicy
Aw, Juicy
I Gotta Delay
Mothers, children on the street
Can't get enough to eat
Off the record
Dishes fly
Don't know the reason why
Meet me in the check out stand
See who can be the lover man
Conscience bleeding in a song
Guilty as the day is long
Goodbye
Yeah, you got to live for your own
You say you got all the sordid details
Check-out retail
Watch it sell
I got to see that lie
You say what you're going to say
You got to know it's a bitter poison
Sapping all of your soul away
Yeah, Juicy
Juicy



Saturday, 25 March 2006
Gold Digger by Kanye West ft Jamie Foxx
She take my money, when I'm in need
Yeah she's a trifling’ friend indeed
Oh she's a gold digga
Way over town
That digs on me
[Chorus]
Now I ain’t sayin’ she a gold digger
But she ain’t messin’ wit no broke niggaz
Now I ain’t sayin’ she a gold digger
But she aint messin wit no broke niggaz
Get down girl go head get down
Get down girl go head get down
Get down girl go head get down
Get down girl go head
[Verse 1]
Cutie the bomb
Met her at a beauty salon
With a baby Louis Vuitton
Under her underarm
She said I can tell you rock
I can tell by ya charm
Far as girls you got a flock
I can tell by ya charm and ya arm
But I'm looking’ for the one, have you seen her?
My psychic told me she have a ass like Serena
Trina, Jennifer Lopez, four kids
An I gotta take all they bad ass’s to show-biz
Ok get ya kids but then they got their friends
I pulled up in the Benz, they all got up in
We all went to Den and then I had to pay
If you fuckin’ with this girl then you betta be payed
You know why
It take too much to touch her
From what I heard she got a baby by Busta
My best friend say she use to fuck wit Usher
I don’t care what none of y’all say I still love her
[Chorus]
Now I ain’t sayin’ she a gold digger
But she ain’t messin’ wit no broke niggaz
Now I ain’t sayin’ she a gold digger
But she aint messin wit no broke niggaz
Get down girl go head get down
Get down girl go head get down
Get down girl go head get down
Get down girl go head
[Verse 2]
18 years, 18 years
She got one of yo kids got you for 18 years
I know somebody payin’ child support for one of his kids
His baby momma's car and crib is bigger than his
You will see him on TV Any Given Sunday
Win the Superbowl and drive off in a Hyundai
She was spose to buy ya shorty TYCO with ya money
She went to the doctor got lipo with ya money
She walkin’ around looking’ like Micheal with ya money
Should of got that insured got GEICO for ya moneeey
If you aint no punk holla ‘We want prenup’
‘WE WANT PRENUP!’
Yeah, it's something that you need to have
Cause when she leave yo ass she gon’ leave with half
18 years, 18 years
And on her 18th birthday he found out it wasn't his
[Chorus]
Now I ain’t sayin’ she a gold digger
But she ain’t messin’ wit no broke niggaz
Now I ain’t sayin’ she a gold digger
But she aint messin wit no broke niggaz
Get down girl go head get down
Get down girl go head get down
Get down girl go head get down
Get down girl go head
[Verse 3]
Now I ain’t sayin’ you a gold digger you got needs
You don’t want ya dude to smoke but he can't buy weed
You got out to eat and he can’t pay y’all cant leave
There's dishes in the back, he gotta roll up his sleeves
But why y’all watch him washin’
He gone make it into a Benz out of that Datson
He got that ambition baby look in his eyes
This week he moppin’ floors next week it's the fries
So, stick by his side
I know his dude's ballin’ but yeah thats nice
And they gon’ keep callin’ and tryin’
But you stay right girl
But when you go he gonna leave yo ass for a white girl
Get down girl go head get down
Get down girl go head get down
Get down girl go head get down
Get down girl go head



Thursday, 23 March 2006
This is from Discovery Travel and Living! Discovery Travel and Living!!
Here's your personality profile!

THE FASCINATOR
Your take on clothes, decorating and life itself is truly 'mix and match'. You never stress about coordinating the shoes with the belt with the bag. Rather, you're happy to experiment and take chances. You're here for a good time, not a hard time!

You're a born gypsy and explorer. Going off the beaten track in pursuit of amazing finds is one of your favourite pastimes. You're open-hearted and open-minded. A seedy flea market and a sleek designer boutique excite you equally.

Your eclectic personal style and strong charisma draw people to you like moths to a flame. So many can't take their eyes off of you, you gorgeously interesting creature! You can be nonchalantly seductive and effortlessly fascinating, you gorgeous creature!



Tuesday, 21 March 2006
How Can A Cat Be Useful?

http://youtube.com/watch?v=00nTHNTzuXQ

The cat in the video looks like Ah Boy (except Ah Boy's fatter). But, why isn't Ah Boy useful like the cat in the video?




Tuesday, 21 March 2006
Mark My Words
I'm going to put this into writing so I'll be more committed.

I’m swearing off fast food.

Serious!

This leads Junyao to ask, “If you don’t eat fast food anymore, what exactly can you eat then?” (He has this god-knows-where-from impression that I eat only fast food and fast food only.)

The answer: Magic Dust.

You mean you don't know I've achieved immortality?



Monday, 20 March 2006
This Is Waaaay Wicked
My mum bought this recently.

This is called an Air Wick FreshMatic Automatic Spray.

I got a scare when I heard it for the first time. It went 'pssssst' behind me. I was thinking, "What the hell was that?!" I turned around and there it was. Staring straight at me. I think my mum thinks our bathroom thinks it's a public restroom.

According to the website:
Say goodbye to unwanted pet, cooking and other everyday household odours that leave your home feeling uncomfortable and stale. Unlike traditional room sprays and air fresheners that only briefly cover household odours, AIR WICK® FreshMatic Automatic Spray delivers continuous room-freshening for up to 60 days. Plus, the FreshMatic's subtle, time-released fragrances are set to the rhythm of your home to ensure an always-pleasant, always-welcoming atmosphere ideal for your family and guests.

This should be called Air Wicked FreshMatic Automatic Spray.



Monday, 20 March 2006
Chewy Never Fails To Surprise Me (The Sequel)
8pm
Chewy just said, "Last night, I dreamt that Ah Boy found a wife and she gave birth to three kittens of the same colours".

Have I ever mentioned that she's obsessed with Ah Boy?

Really obsessed.

I mean seriously disturbingly obsessed.



Sunday, 19 March 2006
Chewy Never Fails To Surprise Me
Chewy just said, "The keyboard is spoilt. I cannot type yesterday".
I replied, "Maybe the batteries died".
Chewy exclaimed, "Need battery one meh?!"
I replied, "This is a wireless keyboard leh".
Chewy "Ya, use infra what! Nobody knows this keyboard uses battery one k"
I replied, "You dont on your mobile and see if your infra works or not lor".
Chewy never fails to surprise me. Even after 23 years.



Sunday, 19 March 2006
These Are So NOT Anal!
I was told today that I'm anal about stuff that are supposedly un-anal.
1. I need to watch stuff on tv. Can't watch them on computer.
I disagree. I just like the big screen better.
2. I think the words 'fuck' and 'hey' are rude.
They are.
3. I must wash my feet whenever I step into the house.
Who doesn't?

These are so NOT anal! Tell me something interesting already...




Sunday, 19 March 2006
10 Wearable Spring Fashion Trends (For the frivolous fashionistas)
1. Dresses for Every Occasion
You already know dresses are key for special events and after-five, but this season you'll want to turn to dresses for everything from work to weekend wear.

Leading the dress pack is the shirt dress, an easy look for most offices and universally flattering (the collar and button-front draw attention to your face, the belted waist gives you shape, and the full skirt hides a heavy lower body).

Jersey knit dresses are another great look for spring and summer. The beautiful drape of jersey allows dresses to caress your body without being skintight. With jersey, you'll need to eliminate seams and pantylines because bumps and lumps do show; try a one-piece bodyslimmer or seamless lingerie.

2. Shorts
Shorts rule for warm weather, and they even take on casual work places when worn with matching jackets. Longer-length shorts -- a.k.a. bermudas, walking shorts, skimmers -- look best in a slim cut (beware cuffs: they add weight). Anything too full and knee-length will add lots of heft around the hips, where most women can least afford it.

Make sure you don't ruin the casual-dress vibe of shorts with a shoe that's too dainty or dressy: a chunky platform, ballerina flat or simple thong sandal works better than a stiletto.

3. Crochet & Lace
What's more sweetly romantic than a touch of crochet, lace or eyelet? You don't have to go head-to-toe lace to get the look for yourself.

Add a cardigan sweater in crochet over a delicate dress or pair a lace-trimmed white blouse with jeans. Mixing crochet and lace with more tailored pieces keep the look from being too sugary.

Lace is sexiest in neutrals -- white, ivory, black -- and tends to look cheap in colors. And remember that the sex appeal of peekaboo fabrics is lost if you show too much (like the picture, above). Wear a camisole to keep covered up.

4. Tiers & Ruffles
What would the girly girl do without her tiers and ruffles? Both are extra-feminine and do wonders to soften your look (great for dates, weddings, etc.)

Ruffles look best when strategically placed: stand-up ruffles around the neckline to accent the face, a vertical ruffled placket to make you look taller and slimmer or tiny layers of ruffles.

The tiered skirt or dress is a pretty way to add volume to the lower half of your silhouette without being too puffy. Look for fabrics that have a floaty feeling to keep the look light and airy.

5. Bows & Scarves
Be a super flirt this spring by choosing an oversized bow or a scarf tied into a soft bow. Bows are popping up at the waist, the bust and the back in contrasting or monochromatic colors.

A large bow is esentially the same as sticking a sign on yourself that says Look at me, so make sure you've chosen bow placement to highlight your figure's high points (i.e. you wouldn't want to see a giant bow on a Pamela Anderson-sized bustline). 6. Color: The Neutrals
Nude, natural colors ruled the runway for spring. The softly muted palette is a great way to show off pretty details and tailoring.

Don't be tempted to brighten up neutrals with pops of bright color: if you need to lighten the look add white or just choose varying shades of nude.

Keep accessories light to echo the sensual look: natural wood and straw are two ideas. 7. Color: Pure White

White is a perennial favorite for warm weather, especially when paired with navy or black. While you may already own white jeans, shirts or shorts, look for newer all-white pieces like dresses or skirts.

Warm leather tones for bags, shoes and belts give white a grounded look; try a touch of metallic with it, too (but just a touch -- metallics are starting to overstay their welcome.) 8. Color: Blues & Coral

The sea-themed colors continue with beautiful blues and coral. The great thing about blue is how wearable and flattering the hue is; blue also mixes easily with white, khaki and other basics that you already own. 9. Novelty Handbags

Handbags compliment the easy, feminine shape of clothes this season with big, squishy shapes, natural materials, quilting, denim and bold prints. Details include big, bold gold chains and buckles, studs and patent leather. 10. Long Necklaces & Tassels

As silhouettes begin to move in a longer, leaner direction, necklaces follow suit with mid-torso lengths, layers and tassels. Everything from layers of beads to chunky gold chains look right this season.

The longer necklaces are a newer approach to after-five dressing where conventional wisdom paired a choker-length necklace with a strapless dress.



Sunday, 19 March 2006
Finding a Job (For Qiaojing)
And Qiaojing, dont be jealous. This article is just for you!

Finding a Job
From Alison Doyle

It is very important to cover all the bases when you begin a job search. Here is a quick list of what you will need to do before you start:
Write a resume or curriculum vitae (CV)
Complete job applications
Write cover letters
Explore career options
Find job opportunities
Research potential employers
Network
Interview
Follow-Up
Get hired!

Finding a Job: The First Step The first step in finding a job is to write a resume or prepare to complete a job application. Depending on the type of job you are searching for, you will need a resume, CV (curriculum vitae) and a cover letter or you will need to complete an application for employment.

In most cases, you will need a resume to apply for full-time, professional job opportunities.
If you are seeking a part-time job or work in a career field like hospitality or retail, for example, you will complete an application for employment.

Write a Resume How to write resumes, curriculum vitae and cover letters, including samples and templates.

Compete a Job Application How to complete an employment application, applying for jobs online, via email and in person. Includes samples, examples and advice on the best way to apply.
Job Listings The next step in finding a job is to find employment opportunities to apply to. You will need to search the online job search sites, like America's Job Bank, Monster, Career Builder, and Indeed, and utilize offline resources including networking, which is still the way most people find jobs.

Job Listings Job listings, job banks, job sites, employment opportunities listed by location and career field, and other resources to help find a job.

Find a Job How to find job listings, both online and off-line, networking, using a headhunter and more job advice on how and where to look for jobs.

Get Job Search Help Need help with your job search? Here's how job seekers can find free, or inexpensive, resources in their geographic areas.

Job Banks Search the online job banks by by keyword, location or career field. This directory includes job search engines where you can search many databases in one step.

Jobs by Career Field A comprehensive list of job listings sorted by career field including arts, communications, business, education, not-for-profit, legal, science and technology and more.

Local Jobs Staying or home or relocating? Search the local job sites that focus on the locations where you want to work.

Job Fairs Attend a job fair in-person or online.

Networking Networking can sound intimidating and a little bit scary, but, it doesn't have to be and it really does work.

Follow Up It is important to follow up with the people who have interviewed you. Send a thank you letter within twenty-four hours of your interview. Also contact the employer if you haven't heard whether you got the job, or not, within a week or so of interviewing. Inquire about the status of your candidacy and ask if you can provide any additional information.

Thank You Letters Sample thank you letters and other job search correspondence.



Sunday, 19 March 2006
How to Get Fired (For Ying and Jessica)
Ying and Jessica, I found this article just for you two!

How to Get Fired
From Dawn Rosenberg McKay

Part 1: Advice You Can Live Without
As About.com's Career Planning Guide I have the opportunity to visit many of my fellow career advice sites on the Web. Through my extensive virtual travels I have found that articles about succeeding on the job abound. But, what if you wanted to know how to get fired? Could you find an article that would tell you how to perform so poorly on the job that your employer, with a swish of his or her hand, would summarily dismiss you? I looked around and found nothing that fit the bill. So I decided to write such an article myself.

P.S. If you came here looking for advice on how to stay employed, just do the opposite of everything I tell you here.

Arrive late for work Being on time is for wimps. Drag yourself out of bed whenever you feel like it. Stop to run an errand on your way to the office.

Don't forget the coffee No not for your boss -- for yourself! You're already late so why not stop for a cup of coffee on the way to work? Don't forget to get a muffin or a roll too (crumbs on your tie look really good).

Eat at your desk I mean your coffee and roll, not your lunch silly. Why would you want to work through lunch anyway? And take your time — you're in no hurry to start working.

Take a long lunch An hour for lunch? Are they nuts? That can't possibly be enough time to get together with an old friend and run a few more errands.
Have a drink What's lunch without a couple of beers? It'll relax you. So what if you smell like a brewery?

Make personal phone calls If you can't make your phone calls from the office, when else will you find the time? Don't make those calls short and sweet -- chat away.

Speaking of chatting... Let's not forget about the good old Net. You can go into a chat room any time of day, so why waste your precious personal time.

Send lots of email Use those eight hours at work to take care of all that personal email. Oh and don't forget to use your work email address.

Download, download, download... Your connection is much faster at work than on your home pc. And besides, there are some things you wouldn't want your significant other to see.

Make the customers/clients really mad There are several ways to do this. If you deal with customers in person, ignore them while you talk to your co-workers. Don't have answers to their questions. If most of your contact is by phone, keep yours busy so clients can't get through. If they bother to leave a message, don't return their phone calls.

Don't ever go beyond your job description Even when a project is down to the wire and your help is desperately needed, just remember: "It's not your job."

Leave work early Who made that five o'clock rule anyway? If you leave 15 minutes early think of how much you can get done before dinner.

Party hardy Nights are made for partying. Don't worry — you can sleep late tomorrow. After all, you do plan to get to work late, don't you?



Sunday, 19 March 2006
Like it or not by Madonna
You can call me a sinner
You can call me a saint
Celebrate me for who I am
Dislike me for what I ain’t
Put me up on a pedestal
Or drag me down in the dirt
Sticks and stones will break my bones
But your names will never hurt
I’ll be the garden, you’ll be the snake
All of my fruit is yours to take
Better the devil that you know
Your love for me will grow
Because
This is who I am
You can like it or not
You can love me or leave me
Cause I’m never gonna stop, no no
Cleopatra had her way
Matahari too
Whether they were good or bad
Is strictly up to you
Life is a paradox
And it doesn’t make much sense
You can't have the femme without the fatale
Please don’t take offense
Don’t let the fruit rot under the vine
Fill up your cup and let’s drink the wine
Better the devil that you know
Your love for me will grow
Because
This is who I am
You can like it or not
You can love me or leave me
Cause I’m never gonna stop, no no, you know
This is who I am
You can like it or not
You can love me or leave me
Cause I’m never gonna stop, no no, you know
No no, you know
No no, you know
No no, you know
No no, you know
I’ll be the garden, you’ll be the snake
All of my fruit is yours to take
Better the devil that you know
Your love for me will grow
Because
This is who I am
You can like it or not
You can love me or leave me
Cause I’m never gonna stop, no no, you know
This is who I am
You can like it or not
You can love me or leave me
Cause I’m never gonna stop, no no, you know
No no, you know
No no, you know
No no, you know
No no, you know



Saturday, 18 March 2006
Yet Another First Time
For the first time in my entire life, I feel that I have not enough time to complete the 1,000,001 (this is million and one lar!) tasks on my to-do list.

I am even going back to school on a Saturday! This must be the first for those who truly know me to hear as well.

Seriously, in the past, I would be out partying the night (with Jessica or whomever I managed to drag along) before a major exam. It’s not that I don’t care okie. It just that if you don’t know your shit the night before the exam, you don’t know no shit, so why bother? AND I do know my stuff.

Now, I aint even got time to update you (the few pathetic people who read this.. opps.. did I type that out loud? keke~) on my quest to find my New Yorker. My closest encounter with an ang-moh was on Wednesday when I went mambo-ing with Jessica. I was preparing my powerpoint slides (on the laptop) for my Thursday's presentation in the car. All keyboard, no mouse. Very impressive k. Not many people I know can just depend solely on the keyboard.

But, I digress.

So, as per normal, Jessica and I were standing within five feet of the speakers and this ang-moh came up to us. He said something and I couldn’t hear him at all (we were five feet from the speakers, remember?). He repeated himself about four times and finally, I caught what he said.

You cannot imagine the audacity he has. He said, “I am very good in bed”. My natural reflexes kicked in and I lifted my longest finger. I then proceed to wave my finger twice. This I invented. It means “Fuck off”

This guy had better not be from NYC. I seriously don’t think he is. New Yorkers has more class than this.

Jessica had a very interesting encounter as well. This phuture BOY shouted into her ear, “How old are you?” Jessica replied very loudly, “I’m deaf already”. I bet this is the worst pick-up line she has ever had heard. However, it must be the best reply the BOY has ever had heard. Poor Miss Fung.

Come to think of it, she really should have replied “Old enough to be your mother”. It would be interesting to see how the BOY reacts. Ha~

I guess it’s lots of fun to dance the night away but it’s these people who make any clubbing trip interesting.

Anyway, I was, again, working again on the laptop on my way home. All keyboard, no mouse. Very impressive k.



Friday, 17 March 2006
Before And After Marriage
This I got from an email.
A guy is:
Before marriage -- your ideal. After marriage -- your ordeal.



Friday, 17 March 2006
Walk To Your Health Month
Why wasn't I informed that March is "Walk To Your Health Month"?

I have been bloody walking and walking around the whole of Singapore since my "Around the Island in Eight Hours" journey on 7th March.

Everywhere I go, I seem to be always on foot. Doesn't the cabs want business anymore?!!?!??!!??!



Friday, 17 March 2006
School Play
A father picks up his son after school and asks him how his day has been."Great dad, today they gave me my part in the school play," says the boy."Really? And who do you play?" asks the father."I play a man who has been married for 20 years.""That's nice, son," says the father. "You do a good job and one day they'll give you a speaking role."



Saturday, 11 March 2006
Since I'm On The Topic Of Horoscopes (Now, With My Two Cents Worth)
Aquarius Overview for 2006
Ever since last summer, you've noticed something rather unusual: When it comes to both finances and romance, you've become extremely disciplined (Have I?) -- with what feels like little or no effort on your part and virtually no prodding from your loved ones either.

It's unusual because this type of behavior does not correspond to your usual 'technique,' which is to spend what you've earned (on paper, anyway) well before you actually have the check in hand. (This is sooo NOT true.) By the end of February 2006, however, you'll find that you've managed to tuck a few dollars away -- not just on paper, but in physical reality too (Why don't I see no dollars??!?).

That little nest egg will come in quite handy during the first few months of 2006. Even though you're being good with money lately, you'll tend to be impulsive in all categories at that time -- which makes you a veritable magnet for the unexpected (I don't like the sound of this. At all.). That goes for unexpected expenses too, so look for things like car repairs, home repairs or dear friends with urgent financial problems (It's dear sister.).

Now that you know, start planning for these contingencies, which can be expected at the beginning or end of March, or during the first week of September (There better not be any!).

And don't be surprised when a call, email or visit announces that someone you love needs help (I'm going on a hiatus, people. Don't bother to try to look for me.). Just be sure you really are helping them, not enabling them to continue down an unhealthy path. You know the difference (I can't say no to Chewy, can I?).

Now, back to romance -- and how self-sufficient you've become in that department (This I know. I'm sure someone will say it's not a good thing.). In July, you should expect your newfound independence to be tested by the reappearance of an ex-lover or spouse -- someone who'll quite obviously be wondering whether they might have a second shot at the title (Kaoz. Can I have some peace already?).

If you're (still) interested, be sure you have new solutions to old problems (Some things just can't be resolved. Like the saying "A leopard can't change its spots".), and that your potential partner is willing to try just as hard as you are to work things out.

If not, just keep pursuing that sweet autonomy you've been enjoying and cruise into 2007 with your independence going strong! (Does this mean I'm going to be single forever!??!!? Aargh. Qiaojing, I might just have to accept you already.)

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Aquarius Romantic for 2006
In the past year, you learned to discipline yourself and see reality for what it is (I learned the hard way.). That applies to your love life in that you will suddenly find yourself living in reality instead of fantastical, bizarre and impossible imaginary worlds (And I always thought I'm a realist.).

Like a yogi (I'm a yogi! Or rather, I used to be a yogi! I love this word 'yogi' and I haven't got the slightest clue as to why.) or a dog trainer, you've acquired practical transcendence that allows you to manipulate reality (and your own perceptions) and move toward your desired results (I sure hope so!). And you find that the new, sharp edges of life have a different appeal.

Your newfound sense of personal discovery and the steps you've been taking toward living a real life with real reactions to real situations will make you feel independent (I'm beginning to think this is a bad thing already.).

Occasionally, especially toward the beginning of the year, this may lead you to act out impulsively. Because you're so in touch with your own desires and cravings, you'll react quickly to situations that hadn't bothered you before (I'm placid, remember?).

For instance, if someone has been flirting with you and you aren't really interested, you might just tell them to move on (And what if I'm interested?). Or perhaps you've been annoyed by a loved one's signature quirk, and you'll finally announce an ultimatum (I have. But I was disappointed. I don't think he'll ever give it up.). This impetuousness may startle some, particularly those who have a romantic interest in you (It is not meant to be then. Well, I'm not exactly the easiest person to get along with. This I'll say.).

But like most explorers, you won't care about other people's reactions, so long as you can keep on with the journey (And I was saying I have a feeling that my independence is not a good thing.. aargh!).


Someone from your past will reenter your life in July (I'll try to be optimistic about it.). If you feel that you've changed enough to handle old problems in new (and more useful) ways, then assess your own interest level to see if it's worth pursuing (Think postive thoughts. Think positive thoughts.).

Take their admiration as the compliment it is, even if you can't imagine the situation changing enough to permit renewed romance. There's plenty of excitement in the single life, and that luscious independence will carry you through (Enough with the indepedence issue already! Why can't I just find someone I can depend on?! Is there no one out there for me to depend on?!?!?!).

But if you still feel strongly about this person, and both of you are willing to try new approaches, then go for it with abandon (Should I subcribe to "Once bitten, twice shy"?).

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Aquarius Career for 2006 (I know I don't have one to speak of as of now, but I still have the right the know what could have been... keke)

What happened to the eccentric genius, the idea person who wasn't quite as reliable (HEY! I am reliable okie!) as everyone else? You've laid that image to rest and shocked your peers by combining your high-flying creativity with a down-to-earth practicality that is chewing up projects and spitting out results (I could have it sooo good eh.).

This newfound sense of structure and discipline will carry you into and through 2006 and make life much easier than it used to be. Your understanding of financial issues (From what I understand, I'm going to be in the red because of Chewy, no?) has increased and will continue to do so throughout the year. Look to multiply assets before the first day of spring (What assets do I have to begin with?).

Your old style will continue to leak through every now and then, though, and you might surprise yourself by making big decisions impulsively (Please let them be good decisions.). That should work out fine except when it comes to the budget, so use that brainpower you are so famous for to devise systems to rein in your spending (I've been hearing this from close friends. Maybe I should really be prudent with my spending already.).

If it takes a co-signer or a lockbox, so be it -- you must keep yourself from knocking out your accounts before the end of the fiscal year. The early part of the year is a good time for planning; expect to need extra resources in March and early September as surprise expenses pop up (Come to think of it, Sept is a good time to visit New York. Could this really be THE sign?).

A partner or ally will call for assistance in the spring or summer, and you will need to step up and do your best to do right by them. If all goes well, you will come out far ahead (It better go well then.).

Old customers, clients, bosses and colleagues will be on the periphery of your attention through much of the year. Some will return to their old roles, some will ask you to return to yours and others will just check in and say hello (Bring it on!).

There is no need to accommodate anyone at the expense of your career or deadlines, so be prepared to say no more often than you may like (Or I could just ignore the imbeciles.). Those old connections will most likely remind you of how far you have come and reinforce your commitment to your personal career goals.



Saturday, 11 March 2006
A Thousand Miles
This thousand mile journey happened on Thursday night.
Let me retrace my thousand mile journey.
Home (Woodlands) --> NAFA (Dhoby Ghaut) --> National Library (Bugis) --> People's Park Complex (Chinatown) --> Stamford Court (Stamford Road) --> Raffles City (City Hall) --> DXO (Esplanade Road) --> Double O (Mohd Sultan) --> Gallery Hotel (Nanson Road) --> Riverside Point (Merchant Road) --> 1 Night Stand (Clarke Quay) --> MOS (Clarke Quay) --> AMK --> Hougang --> Seletar --> Home (Woodlands)

The red arrows '-->' indicated that I was on foot during this part of the thousand mile journey!!



Thursday, 09 March 2006
This Is THE Sign!!
I took this test "What's Your Signature City?". Here's the results. Chewy, Qiaojing, Ying, 2012! This Is THE Sign!!

Wynnii, your signature city is New York

Whether you like to have lots of options at your fingertips or you like to be in a metropolitan environment that's buzzing with energy, the Big Apple is the perfect place for you. Maybe you like to mix and mingle at some of the edgiest restaurants, shops, and clubs in the world. Or maybe you like to be in the middle of it all — in the bright lights and big city.

One night could be dinner and a show on Broadway, a stroll through Central Park the next, or a trip to the Met the next. From Grand Central Station to Greenwich Village, New York's got some of the biggest and edgiest things to see and do anywhere in the world. No wonder a trendsetter like you would be right at home in the Big Apple.



Thursday, 09 March 2006
Since I'm On The Topic Of Horoscopes
Aquarius Overview for 2006
Ever since last summer, you've noticed something rather unusual: When it comes to both finances and romance, you've become extremely disciplined -- with what feels like little or no effort on your part and virtually no prodding from your loved ones either. It's unusual because this type of behavior does not correspond to your usual 'technique,' which is to spend what you've earned (on paper, anyway) well before you actually have the check in hand. By the end of February 2006, however, you'll find that you've managed to tuck a few dollars away -- not just on paper, but in physical reality too.

That little nest egg will come in quite handy during the first few months of 2006. Even though you're being good with money lately, you'll tend to be impulsive in all categories at that time -- which makes you a veritable magnet for the unexpected. That goes for unexpected expenses too, so look for things like car repairs, home repairs or dear friends with urgent financial problems.

Now that you know, start planning for these contingencies, which can be expected at the beginning or end of March, or during the first week of September. And don't be surprised when a call, email or visit announces that someone you love needs help. Just be sure you really are helping them, not enabling them to continue down an unhealthy path. You know the difference.

Now, back to romance -- and how self-sufficient you've become in that department. In July, you should expect your newfound independence to be tested by the reappearance of an ex-lover or spouse -- someone who'll quite obviously be wondering whether they might have a second shot at the title. If you're (still) interested, be sure you have new solutions to old problems, and that your potential partner is willing to try just as hard as you are to work things out.

If not, just keep pursuing that sweet autonomy you've been enjoying and cruise into 2007 with your independence going strong!

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

Aquarius Romantic for 2006
In the past year, you learned to discipline yourself and see reality for what it is. That applies to your love life in that you will suddenly find yourself living in reality instead of fantastical, bizarre and impossible imaginary worlds. Like a yogi or a dog trainer, you've acquired practical transcendence that allows you to manipulate reality (and your own perceptions) and move toward your desired results. And you find that the new, sharp edges of life have a different appeal.

Your newfound sense of personal discovery and the steps you've been taking toward living a real life with real reactions to real situations will make you feel independent. Occasionally, especially toward the beginning of the year, this may lead you to act out impulsively. Because you're so in touch with your own desires and cravings, you'll react quickly to situations that hadn't bothered you before. For instance, if someone has been flirting with you and you aren't really interested, you might just tell them to move on. Or perhaps you've been annoyed by a loved one's signature quirk, and you'll finally announce an ultimatum. This impetuousness may startle some, particularly those who have a romantic interest in you. But like most explorers, you won't care about other people's reactions, so long as you can keep on with the journey

Someone from your past will reenter your life in July. If you feel that you've changed enough to handle old problems in new (and more useful) ways, then assess your own interest level to see if it's worth pursuing. Take their admiration as the compliment it is, even if you can't imagine the situation changing enough to permit renewed romance. There's plenty of excitement in the single life, and that luscious independence will carry you through. But if you still feel strongly about this person, and both of you are willing to try new approaches, then go for it with abandon.

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Aquarius Career for 2006 (I know I don't have one to speak of as of now, but I still have the right the know what could have been... keke)

What happened to the eccentric genius, the idea person who wasn't quite as reliable as everyone else? You've laid that image to rest and shocked your peers by combining your high-flying creativity with a down-to-earth practicality that is chewing up projects and spitting out results. This newfound sense of structure and discipline will carry you into and through 2006 and make life much easier than it used to be. Your understanding of financial issues has increased and will continue to do so throughout the year. Look to multiply assets before the first day of spring.

Your old style will continue to leak through every now and then, though, and you might surprise yourself by making big decisions impulsively. That should work out fine except when it comes to the budget, so use that brainpower you are so famous for to devise systems to rein in your spending. If it takes a cosigner or a lockbox, so be it -- you must keep yourself from knocking out your accounts before the end of the fiscal year. The early part of the year is a good time for planning; expect to need extra resources in March and early September as surprise expenses pop up. A partner or ally will call for assistance in the spring or summer, and you will need to step up and do your best to do right by them. If all goes well, you will come out far ahead.

Old customers, clients, bosses and colleagues will be on the periphery of your attention through much of the year. Some will return to their old roles, some will ask you to return to yours and others will just check in and say hello. There is no need to accommodate anyone at the expense of your career or deadlines, so be prepared to say no more often than you may like. Those old connections will most likely remind you of how far you have come and reinforce your commitment to your personal career goals.



Wednesday, 08 March 2006
Interesting. Very Interesting...
This is my horoscope for 8th March 2006. No, I'm not a firm believer. But what's the harm?

No matter how much pressure you're feeling to make a decision, don't jump into anything right now, or you could wind up settling when you deserve so much more. Hold off for a few days before you choose.

This piece of information is interesting. Very interesting.



Tuesday, 07 March 2006
Around the Island in Eight Hours
I stayed in school from 3.30 pm to 8pm yesterday. Then I had to settle sewing stuff at Jurong till 10pm. I didn't reached home till 11.30pm!

Basically, I travelled all over the sunny Singapore island. My journey took me from Woodlands to Bugis to Arab Street to Dhoby Ghaut to Boon Lay back to Woodlands.

It's just the FIRST day of the new term!

I had told you the shape of things to come is not a good shape already....



Tuesday, 07 March 2006
OF COURSE, she's a single mother!
There is a single mother lizard living in my bathroom now!!! I saw the mother a few days ago. I screamed like there is no tomorrow. Today, I saw the child. I almost died. A child and an adult - OF COURSE, she's a single mother!

How the hell am I supposed to brush teeth, wash hands and bathe now?!?

Ah Boy is not doing his job well. He just sleeps everyday. I'm going to make sure he sees the lizards and catches them. Till then, he can forget about food and snacks.

The point to this is: Make sure you know who the father is. You wouldn't have to bring up the child single-handedly and have to resort to terrorising others for food.



Saturday, 04 March 2006
Fancy Hearing This From My Sister... (The Sequel's Sequel)
Today, Chewy told me, "There are still people going to that house opposite our block. When will they stop?"

When will Chewy stop?



Saturday, 04 March 2006
I'm Obsessed
I'm obsessed with straight hair. Period.

I rebonded my bangs.

I get ecstatic whenever I have straight hair. I cannot help but grin myself silly.

I love straight hair. What wouldn't I give to have straight hair forever.

Chewy says, "I know".

Qiaojing always says, "It's very straight already".

Ying says, "The long you use the iron, the longer the straightness lasts".

I say, "There are no such things as too rich, too skinny or too straight".

Haha~



Thursday, 02 March 2006
Fancy Hearing This From My Sister... (The Sequel)
Now, Chewy is saying, "And they don't like to wear clothes one. Even Ah Boy is now on the window looking at them". Chewy is one sick ass.



Thursday, 02 March 2006
Fancy Hearing This From My Sister...
Chewy just told me, "Someone passed away from the family staying opposite our block. After the funeral, there are people going to the house every single day." My sister is crazy! She knows what's going on OPPOSITE our block! You know what this means? BeWArE! She could be spying on your family and you could be none the wiser.
Now, she's telling me, "I feel that our privacy is being infringed. I feel that they are looking into our house". Fancy hearing this from my sister...



Thursday, 02 March 2006
Modern Sphinx
I'm sure you have heard of the ancient sphinx of ancient Egypt. Ah Boy is the updated modern version. Very wicked! This particular yoga pose of Ah Boy is called the sphinxing pose.
Now, close your eyes, straighten your spine, take deep breaths and say 'Ahhhhhhhhh'.