Monday, 31 December 2007

Friday, 28 December 2007

Fish Diet

Swimswim and Swimswim Too are going on a diet. No more food for four days!

Wednesday, 26 December 2007

Tuesday, 25 December 2007

The Movie Title Is Misleading. So Is The Poster.

I got tricked into watching a zombie movie, I am Legend. There is no mention of zombies in the title or the poster! From now on, I will ask "Are there zombies in this show?" before stepping into any theatre.

Swimswim & Swimswim Too

Swimswim and Swimswim Too look the same so, of course, they share the same name.

Monday, 24 December 2007

Christmas Parcels


These look real nice!

Ying was supposed to bake a Christmas cake for us but she didn't. Ying, we want this!

Thursday, 20 December 2007

The Golden Compass

Loved loved loved The Golden Compass movie!! If I have a dæmon, it would be a penguin for sure! A cute, cuddly furry, feathery rather, cute, fat, cute penguin! Have I mentioned cute?

The thing is that I would have to walk very slowly though, for Penguinii to catch up with me. Yes, I've named my penguin already.

Was trying to figure out who Lord Asriel is during the whole movie, till I saw the credits write "Daniel Craig". Ohh...

Come along, Penguinii. We have to hurry.

What the Stars Say for 20 Dec

The stars say, "If you find yourself bored today, it's a sign that you need to make a few changes".

You mean I need to subscribe to more SCV channels?

Wednesday, 19 December 2007

Plagiarism At Its Peak

Jessica asked if I was going to write about the (London/Paris) trip and I replied I was too lazy to write. Suddenly, the most brilliant idea came to me!

Instead of having to write a piece about Paris, I can always just direct you to Jessica's blog. She has written some wonderful things about Paris and there's no point in me reiterating them. Paris is what everyone said Paris will be. Then again, maybe not. Too bad she didn't head to London or I could just have you read what she has to say about London too.

In fact, the only thing I'm going to say about my trip is that I seriously think I have a death wish. I mean, how else can I explain why I was always in dresses in the zero degrees temp?

Monday, 17 December 2007

Transformers

Michael Bay did a darn good job with Transformers. Who cares whether it stays true to the original one. It's a Hollywood movie, for C's sake!

Wednesday, 5 December 2007

Tuesday, 4 December 2007

What the Stars Say for 4 Dec 07

The stars say, "Today is likely to be an unusually quiet day for you. You might even want to do little more than relax in front of the television in your sweats this evening. Go for it, Aquarius; unplug the phone, draw the curtains, grab a bag of potato chips and play your favorite movie!"

The above explains why I'm still not packing.

Sunday, 2 December 2007

To Give Is Better Than To Receive, Tiffany'd Say

Tiffany & Co is really going all out with its three half-page coloured ads in the Sunday Times. They want your greenbacks and they want it real bad!

Surely, the ads will send some hints and knock some senses into some thick-skull guys. Yes, the electrical Lego train set makes the most kickass gift but the Hello Kitty fans (sometimes referred to as airheads, but mostly referred to as girls -- noticed I wrote "mostly") won't appreciate it a bit.

This might be a hint. Or maybe not.

What the Stars Say for 2 Dec 07

The stars say, "You would be wise to avoid any major romantic decisions today. Singles should postpone any hot dates while attached Aquarians should give their partner a little space!"

Friday, 30 November 2007

Sentosa and St James

The plan was to go to Sentosa but it turned out the monorail doesn't run after 8.45pm! Does boarding a cab outside of St James count as a visit to the club?

What the Stars Say for 30 Nov 07

The stars say, "The Saturn/sun aspect could lead to some tensions in one of your close friendships. The best way to ensure that this does not cause any major problems is to use your communication skills, which are at their peak today, and can help you resolve any issues".

But I'm still having a bitty sore throat...

Monday, 26 November 2007

What The Stars Say for 26 Nov 07

The stars say, "With love, try negotiating instead of fighting; it’s not about winning but rather adjusting to something. Give a little; take a little – that’s what it’s all about".

Sunday, 25 November 2007

What The Stars Say for 25 Nov 07

The stars say, "When it concerns money matters, work with the people who are managing the money, rather than dictating what they should and shouldn’t be doing. There’s more than one way to get what you want, be creative".

Does robbing a bank in a Spiderman suit count as being creative?

Saturday, 24 November 2007

This Little Thing Called Trust

This little thing called trust is one of the most unsavvyable (yes, I made the word up) thing in the world. It can be the strongest, and yet most delicate, bond two can have.

Once the trust is built, it's difficult to break. However, once the trust is broken, it's difficult to mend. It's such a cliche but still, I'm going to say it, "It's just like a vase. Its beauty is not the same after the broken pieces are pieced together. Even a Philippe Starck".

You know what happens after?
You jumped at the slightest rustle, anticipating the worst. Only to realise it's your silk satin Marc Jacobs tiered skirt. Frou frou (no pun intended).
You let your imagination goes wild when the door closes behind. The wrong kind of wild. The kind that makes you vulnerable.
You pushed the peas around the plate. Others mistaken you're full when you haven't taken a single bite. Wait, I don't even like peas.
You wished that nagging feeling will go away in time because they say time heals everything. Can the clock move any slower?
You turned around so your hair covers your face. Your tears are only for yourself to know, not anyone else.
You laughed at yourself. At your foolishness, at your stupidity, at your cloudy judgement. Why can't you ever learn?

Whatever must we do to have that again? Do you have an answer?

Chanel's New Move

Whenever and whyever did Chanel decide to market itself using recycled toilet paper?

Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Lost

Today, I lost faith.

When You Find Out

When you find out, you have two choices.

1. You be an angel and say "I wish you two the best. If I can't make you happy, I hope she can".

2. You be a devil and say "You fucking bastard. I hope the two of you rot in hell!"

Me? Of course, I'll go with the latter, you motherfucking bastard. I hope you two are happy in hell.

Monday, 19 November 2007

Yet Another Sore Throat

I'm nursing another sore throat.

Gave Susan a scare when I called her just now. Haha.

Saturday, 17 November 2007

What the Stars Say for 17 Nov 07

The stars say, "Put a lid of your spending -- it's holding you back from getting things you need".

Ahh! Quit telling me to quit spending!
I'll quit if you quit!

18 Days & Counting

18 more days before I fly fly fly away to London~!

He's not happy at all...

Tuesday, 13 November 2007

Monday, 12 November 2007

Sunday, 11 November 2007

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Caught Chitty Chitty Bang Bang with Chewy. We like the car but I wouldn't want to sit in it. It'll scare the hell out of me!

Thursday, 8 November 2007

Thursday, 1 November 2007

What the Stars Say for 1st Nov 2007

The stars say, "Today, people are more interested in voicing their opinions than in hearing yours".

Be my guest.

Sunday, 28 October 2007

Whatever Have We Done!?

When one had one too many, one would engage in stupid activities which they would never ever ever thought of doing when they are in the right frame of mind. Notice I don't say sober? One can be sober and yet, be stupid.

Yes, one can be.

You know what, why don't I list a few things things people do when they are drunk?

Here goes nothing...
1. Stripping naked in front of a room full of non-pagans (I shall be politically correct and no mention the C word.)
2. Puking on some other girl's Manolos (If it's your date's, your date is so over. If it's someone else's date's, she must be so much prettier than yours.)
3. Speeding at 160km/h on the CTE as if they are acting in The Fast and The Furious (If it ain't a Ferrari, it's just ain't!)
4. Spending $268 to acquire St James' membership

Now, that would explain why Ying, Qiaojing and I did what we did last night. Wait a minute... We haven't even started drinking when we paid for the membership!

I take the word 'stupid' back.

Friday, 19 October 2007

Nobody

Nobody noticed my new hair colour! Okay, I admit it's not obvious but still! One day, one fine day, I'll be a redhead, I promise.

Thursday, 18 October 2007

Happy Birthday, Ruth!

Happy birthday to you!
Happy birthday to you!
Happy birthday to Ruth Zhang!
Happy birthday to you!

Tuesday, 16 October 2007

Sevilla by Compañía María Pagés

So here I am at the Esplanade for the third time in 10 days to catch yet another performance. I should really be given a privilege card or something.

Chewy commented, "Why must we always have a crazy person sitting behind us?"

The crazy person she's referring to is this woman who really, in my words, "needs to get out more often". She was so excited, it's as if she has never watch a live performance before. The dance number was good but not that good. She clapped and screamed and stood up at the end of the performance like she's never ever going to leave. I told Chewy, "It must be because she didn't watch the Russian ballet".

The show:
When she turns, the sweat beads swirl to the ground.
When he turns, the sweat bead twirl to the ground.
I can almost smell it.

Sunday, 14 October 2007

Reality Hits Home. Again.

At 0034, reality hits home again. "It's smoking and chatting about nonsense".

What the Stars Say for 10 Oct 07

The stars say, "The intellectual in you sees many interesting facets to life -- you should explore".

Not a fan of exploring.

Saturday, 13 October 2007

Stars of Russian Ballet

The deep breaths. The arched muscles. The gentle touches. The intricate footsteps. The understood gaze. The shiny sweat beads.

I never thought ballet is anything like this.

Monday, 8 October 2007

The Logistical Problem

Qiaojing, Ying and I went for dinner at PS Cafe, Dempsey Road.

While on our way there,
Me: I have decided. We are going to USA next Oct end.
Qiaojing and Ying (in unison): Okay!
I was shocked! They just readily agreed!
I had expected plenty of protests which is why I stated upfront "I have decided" to emphasize the fact that this decision cannot be overturned. You know how Qiaojing and Ying have decision-making problem. Once, we spent 20 minutes on deciding where to have dinner EVEN after I've placed reservations. There was another once when...

But, I digress.

During dinner, I was outlining our trip.
Six of us (Qiaojing, Ying, Chewy, Junling, Jacqueline and I) will visit four cities:
1. NYC (for reasons obvious enough)
2. Orlando (for Disney World, yes, we don't ever grow up)
3. Vegas (for the Elvis impersonator, not gambling, I swear! -- that wasn't very convincing, I know)
4. San Frans (for three floors of Forever 21)

The trip will be 21 days long. I had originally planned for 21 vacation days but no! They wanted flight to be taken into consideration as well and that leaves us with just 19 vacation days. Nobody should count flight time as vacation time! 19 days is no enough to cover New York! No, I don't exaggerate. Read carefully: I wrote New York, not New York City. Ha!

Well, of course, we have to plan a budget. We'll have to save 15 grand each for the trip. This amount should suffice for everything from flights, accommodation, food and shopping. Ying then mentioned we do not have gambling capital. Since we are not gambling (fingers crossed), that shouldn't be a problem then. *wink*

To help ease the financial burden, we chipped eight bucks each in for 4D. That will win us 15 big ones each and ta-da! No more scrimping and saving!

The topic of shopping came up. That was when it hit me. We do have a problem! How the hell are six girls going to squeeze all their shopping finds into two luggages each (everyone knew I alone came back with eight boxes) and how the hell are six girls going to squeeze 12 luggages into a car!?!?! You shop in Vegas. You shop in New York. You shop in Orlando. You shop in San Frans. Yes, basically, that's all you can do in great ol' America. Try as we might, there is absolutely NO way we are able to load everything into a rented SUV, or MPV, or limo or that matter. Then I came up with the perfect solution! Yes, Wynnii to the rescue! We shall rent a U-haul van instead. But, wait! Where are we going to sit then?

Great, this is just great. We have not even started and we have logistical problem already. I'm sure I'll think of something by then. I have a year's headstart.

Oh ya, dinner? Dinner wasn't all that great.

Sunday, 7 October 2007

Queen Kumar vs Esplanade

Kumar's show was a disappointment. He didn't deliver his lines smoothly. You'd think someone as veteran as him should have no problem. He, erm she, erm he, erm she claims to be the Queen. Queen, no less!

Alas, Queen or not, the Esplanade doesn't just let you have it better.

Sunday, 30 September 2007

If you knew something that you're not supposed to know and now that you know it and it bothers you (not exactly to no end, but at least halfway there), do you keep it bottled inside or do you voice it out?

What The Stars Say for 30 Sept 07

The stars say, "Sheep are lovely animals, but you wouldn't want to be one! Avoid groupthink today".

They say great minds think alike, no?

Tuesday, 25 September 2007

Happy Birthday, Jessica!

Happiest Birthday, Jessica!
Happiest Birthday, Jessica!
Happiest Birthday, Jessica!
Happiest Birthday, Jessica!
I miss you.
Happiest Birthday, Jessica!
Happiest Birthday, Jessica!
Happiest Birthday, Jessica!
You miss me.
Happiest Birthday, Jessica!
Happiest Birthday, Jessica!
We miss each other.
Happiest Birthday, Jessica!
Happiest Birthday, Jessica!
Happiest Birthday, Jessica!
Happiest Birthday, Jessica!

I'm trying to send a subliminal message here. Ironically, if you'd noticed, I'd failed.

What the Stars Say for 25 Sept 07

The stars say, "Don't overspend today. Remember: in some cases, spending one cent is too much".

Why do the stars keep telling me not to overspend? I don't. I'm sure. Yes, as much as you're sure I do.

Saturday, 22 September 2007

I Give Up

I give up trying to clear my emails. It's an impossible task! I thought I beat the system (rather, the rest of L's employees) when I had zero unread emails last Monday. Well, I thought wrong.

Thursday, 20 September 2007

What The Stars Say For 20 Sept 07

The starys say, "Today all ways look equally enticing -- narrowing down your options will be tough".

I'm made of tougher things.

Friday, 14 September 2007

Not Ready to Make Nice by Dixie Chicks

The music video is good. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwc5YSAc-7g)

Forgive, sounds good.
Forget, I'm not sure I could.
They say time heals everything,
But I'm still waiting



I'm through, with doubt,
There's nothing left for me to figure out,
I've paid a price, but I'll keep paying


I'm not ready to make nice,
I'm not ready to back down,
I'm still mad as hell
And I don't have time
To go round and round and round
It's too late to make it right
I probably wouldn't if I could
Cause I'm mad as hell
Can't bring myself to do what it is
You think I should


I know you said
Why can't you just get over it,
It turned my whole world around
but i kind of like it


I'm in my bed, and I sleep like a baby,
With no regrets and I don't mind saying,
It's a sad sad story
That a mother will teach her daughter
that she ought to hate a perfect stranger.
And how in the world
Can the words that I said
Send somebody so over the edge
That they'd write me a letter
Saying that I better shut up and sing
Or my life will be over


I'm not ready to make nice,
I'm not ready to back down,
I'm still mad as hell
And I don't have time
To go round and round and round
It's too late to make it right
I probably wouldn't if I could
Cause I'm mad as hell
Can't bring myself to do what it is
You think I should


I'm not ready to make nice,
I'm not ready to back down,
I'm still mad as hell
And I don't have time
To go round and round and round
It's too late to make it right
I probably wouldn't if I could
Cause I'm mad as hell
Can't bring myself to do what it is
You think I should


Forgive, sounds good.
Forget, I'm not sure I could.
They say time heals everything,
But I'm still waiting

Thursday, 13 September 2007

What The Stars Say for 13 Sept 07

The stars say, "You can't shake off your deep feelings today. Deal with them, and they'll vanish".

I'll deal, all right. I got the royal flush. Now, vanish!

Monday, 10 September 2007

Sunday, 9 September 2007

Nobody Does That!

Was at a bbq last night and got the shock of my life. I swear it's the weirdest thing ever. I'm swearing off bbq. Okay, I exaggerated but have a look at this!


Nobody puts onions on the bbq!

Tuesday, 4 September 2007

Happy Birthday, Ying!!

Happy birthday, Ying! Happy birthday, Ying! Happy birthday, Ying! Happy birthday, Ying! Happy birthday, Ying! Happy birthday, Ying! Happy birthday, Ying! Happy birthday, Ying! Happy birthday, Ying! Happy birthday, Ying! Happy birthday, Ying! Happy birthday, Ying! Happy birthday, Ying! Happy birthday, Ying! Happy birthday, Ying! Happy birthday, Ying!

Smile!

Monday, 3 September 2007

Why!?

Why the hell did I go for a movie with a f***king idiot? Whatever was I thinking? Rather, whatever was I NOT thinking!

Saturday, 1 September 2007

Wasted Ying

Birthday!! Woohoo~

Birthday girl (Miss Eugina Koh Ying Ying) got so wasted, she told us to leave her alone and she wanted to sleep outside St James. The sofa was really comfy, I must admit.

Evil Qiaojing and I documented the night with plenty of pictures which we took with Ying's phone. By the end of the night, we were too busy transferring the pictures for keepsake that we told Ying, "We are not going home till we're done with the pics". That's what friends are for -- To remind you of the good and more importantly, the BAD times. Hee~

The next day, she asked, "Where did the plastic bags come from?" To which Qiaojing replied, "Oh, we always bring bags to clubbing, don't you know?"

Ying, you made Qiaojing, Annie and I missed prata supper! Now, you owe us one.

Friday, 31 August 2007

Wednesday, 29 August 2007

What The Stars Say for 29 Aug 07

The stars say, "Keep an eye on recurring patterns in your life -- they're telling you something".

Taking cab everyday to work is NOT a bad habit. It's just how I travel. Also, drinking Coke everyday will NOT dissolve me!

Jittery Ying

Ying is having pre-birthday jitters. She just called and here's the transcript.

Ying: Where are you?
Me: In the office.
Ying: I'm depressed. What time are you coming home?
Me: You're asking this as if we're living together.
Ying: I'm depressed because my birthday is coming up. Come and accompany me!
Me: You think I'm very free eh.
Ying: Okay, we'll go play pool. I'll get Weihao to drive us.

I don't know whether to say poor Ying or poor Weihao.

Sunday, 26 August 2007

No MOS For Them

Had two out of town friends in Singapore for the weekend. You'd think MOS is the place to hang out after dark eh.

Neh, I brought Apryl and Chris to St James last night. Good thing we had fun. I'm thinking it might be the drinks but who cares.


Wednesday, 15 August 2007

It Ain't Simply Bottled Water

PS Cafe charges $12 for bottled water. What the hell!

It ain't simply bottled water. It's freaking overpriced bottled water. Which I didn't take a sip of. Aargh!

What The Stars Say for 15 Aug 07

The stars say, "Being an intellectual is not the same as being a snob -- feeding your brain is sexy".

Blame the cabs. It's the cabs which are making me stupid.

A Perfect First Date

Haven't felt this way in a very long time. The tinkling feeling in the spine. The fluttering butterflies in my tummy. The wide-tooth smiles on my face.

Even Jessica was jealous that we were so close.

Gwen, thank you for THE perfect date!

Sunday, 12 August 2007

Thursday, 9 August 2007

Never Again!

I vowed never to reach a club before 11pm. Never ever again. Ying, Annie and I reached VD at 10pm yesterday. I don't know what got into us. Then we sat around for two hours before heading to Dbl O. Haha.

At least we were amused by the super duper long queue outside VD. We walked right straight in. Whatever is wrong with the people? It's only 10am and if you have to queue, give up already!

Saturday, 4 August 2007

I Do Not Know a Chewy

Chewy has been visiting Dragonfly every Fri and Sat. Yes, Fri AND Sat. Not, Fri and/or Sat. It's Fri AND Sat. I wonder where she gets the energy from.

The working life has taken its toll on her. Now, she's gone crazy.

From now on, I do not know a Chewy.

Sunday, 29 July 2007

Cabs Makes Me Stupid

The cab rides to and from work are making me stupid. I don't ever read anymore. My books are crying out loud for my attention. I can almost hear them...

Saturday, 21 July 2007

It Gets Worse (The Sequel)

It's July and I have bought tickets to a performance slated for November.

I need help. Is there a 12-step program out there for me? TA (tickets anonymous)?

Saturday, 14 July 2007

What The Stars Say For 14 July 2007

The stars say, "Little alterations early in the day can have a huge ripple effect on your routine".

Yeah, waking up early is going to make me damn sleepy by the end of the day and have a huge effect on my clubbing routine!

Monday, 9 July 2007

Excuses, Excuses

This Miss Lim Qiaojing...

We met for ice cream and Macs last night. Today, she took MC.

She is using me as an excuse to not go to work.

This Miss Lim Qiaojing...

You Are All Wrong

Qiaojing: It's you. You gave this impression that you are independent and need no taking care of. Needy girls have this "I need someone to take care of me! Someone please take care of me!" look. (Qiaojing accompanied the last line with hands waving frantically in the air to best demonstrate her point.)

Me: It's not that I need someone to take care of me. It's that I want someone to take care of me. That's the diff.

All of you ARE wrong. Yes, all of you. Yes, so wrong.

Sunday, 8 July 2007

Unbelievable!

The phone beeped.

"Do you wanna go mambo?"

Unbelievable! The message is from Ying. Who'd have expected that? Even Qiaojing was shocked. That message should have came from me, not Ying.

Ying wants to go Zouk where the kids hang out and thereby, she wants to feel younger. Don't ask me why she has the weirdest plans for such things. She just does. Apparently, that plan didn't pan out. Looking at all the kids reminded us of when we were 17 (which I insist is only two years ago! Fine, it's three. Okay okay, I won't lie anymore. It's four.). How four years have passed so quickly...



YES, IT'S ONLY FOUR!

Saturday, 7 July 2007

Chewy Has Finally Grown Up

Chewy's convocation is TODAY!

I'm so proud of her. Daddy is so proud of her. Mummy is so proud of her. Owen is so proud of her. And she landed herself a job at Morgan Stanley just two weeks before. How wicked is that!

The day has finally come. The day Daddy and I retire. The day Chewy supports us. No words can express my joy. No, not the joy that Chewy's graduated. That's her joy.

My joy is that I can finally sit back, relax, have a cuppa and watch Chewy slave away for us. Hee.

She agreed to this herself, when she accepted the sunflowers I sent. The card read "Now you have to support me!"
Acceptance of flowers = acceptance of card = acceptance of agreement in card.
It's a legal-binding agreement. I've checked.




Yes, I have decided to post pictures at last.

Saturday, 30 June 2007

Christina, Christina...

Christina, Christina
You come,
You croon to your numbers,
You showed off your powerful vocals,
You left.
Left me wanting for more.

N95

I've got a new phone!
I've got a new phone!
I've got a new phone!
Lalala~

Wednesday, 20 June 2007

Laugh People, Laugh!

Jaslin sent these to me last year. I still have them, which means they must be pretty darn good.

Corporate Lesson 1
A man is getting into the shower just as his wife is finishing up her shower when the doorbell rings. The wife quickly wraps herself in a towel and runs downstairs. When she opens the door, there stands Bob, the next door neighbor. Before she says a word, Bob says, "I'll give you $800 to drop that towel." After thinking for a moment, the woman drops her towel and stands naked in front of Bob. After a few seconds, Bob hands her $800 dollars and leaves. The woman wraps back up in the towel and goes back upstairs. When she gets to the bathroom, her husband asks, "Who was that?" "It was Bob the next door neighbor," she replies. "Great!" the husband says, "Did he say anything about the $800 he owes me?"

Moral of the story : - If you share critical information pertaining to credit and risk with your shareholders in time, you may be in a position to prevent avoidable exposure.


Corporate Lesson 2
A priest offered a lift to a Nun. She got in and crossed her legs, forcing her gown to reveal a leg. The priest nearly had an accident. After controlling the car, he stealthily slid his hand up her leg. The nun said, "Father, remember Psalm 129?" The priest removed his hand. But, changing gears, he let his hand slide up her leg again. The nun once again said, "Father, remember Psalm 129?" The priest apologized "Sorry sister but the flesh is weak." Arriving at the convent, the nun went on her way. On his arrival at the church, the priest rushed to look up Psalm 129. It said, "Go forth and seek, further up, you will find glory."

Moral of the story : - If you are not well informed in your job, you might miss a great opportunity.


Corporate Lesson 3
A sales rep and a administration clerk, and the manager are walking to lunch when they find an antique oil lamp. They rub it and a Genie comes out. The Genie says, "I'll give each of you just one wish." "Me first! Me first!" says the admin. clerk. "I want to be in the Bahamas , driving a speedboat, without a care in the world." Poof! She's gone. "Me next! Me next!" says the sales rep. "I want to be in Hawaii , relaxing on the beach with my personal masseuse, an endless supply of Pina Coladas and the love of my life." Poof! He's gone. "OK, you're up," the Genie says to the manager. The manager says, "I want those two back in the office after lunch."

Moral of the story : - Always let your boss have the first say.


Corporate Lesson 4
A crow was sitting on a tree, doing nothing all day. A rabbit asked him, "Can I also sit like you and do nothing all day long?" The crow answered: - "Sure, why not." So, the rabbit sat on the ground below the crow, and rested. A fox jumped on the rabbit and ate it. Moral of the story : - To be sitting and doing nothing, you must be sitting very high up. Corporate Lesson 5 A turkey was chatting with a bull. "I would love to be able to get to the top of that tree," sighed the turkey, but I haven't got the energy." "Well, why don't you nibble on my droppings?" replied the bull. "They're packed with nutrients." The turkey pecked at a lump of dung and found that it gave him enough strength to reach the lowest branch of the tree. The next day, after eating some more dung, he reached the second branch. Finally after a fourth night, there he was proudly perched at the top of the tree. Soon he was spotted by a farmer, who shot the turkey out of the tree.

Moral of the story : - Bullshit might get you to the top, but it won't keep you there.

Monday, 18 June 2007

What The Stars Say For 18th June 07

The stars say, "It might be difficult to open up and let someone new into your life, but it's time".

Oh really?

Friday, 15 June 2007

Chewy Chewy Chewy...

Me: Let's go clubbing tonight.

Chewy: Where? Dragonfly?

*me totally stunned*

Chewy: I'm going there again next Saturday.

Gosh, Chewy Chewy Chewy...

Thursday, 14 June 2007

Post It

I have a super wicked Post It dispenser that weighs half a tonne. Super wicked!

Wednesday, 13 June 2007

The Memories

The memories this picture brings back. To think I had thought these were cotton buds.


It Gets Worse

I got tickets to Swan Lake on Ice. Woohoo! Show's on 14th Sept. It's June only and I've got the tickets already. Yes, it's still three months to go. I know. You think that's bad?

Well, nobody has agreed to accompany me for the performance. Yet, I bought two tickets already. I don't know what came over me. The seats were too good to be passed over. I will get someone to go with me, no matter what it takes. You think that's bad?

It gets worse. I bought student-priced tickets. I'm pretending to be a student. Hee.

Saturday, 9 June 2007

What The Stars Say For 9th June 07

The stars say, "Pay attention to the quieter, subtler stuff that is going on around you today".

I am doing just that...

Thursday, 7 June 2007

Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield

I am unwritten, can't read my mind, I'm undefined
I'm just beginning, the pen's in my hand, ending unplanned

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words that you can not find
Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions

Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten

I break tradition, sometimes my tries, are outside the lines
We've been conditioned to not make mistakes, but I can't live that way

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words that you can not find
Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions

Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words that you can not find
Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions

Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins

Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten
The rest is still unwritten
The rest is still unwritten

222 and Counting

Again, I have a sore throat. Yes, again.

I think it's getting from bad to worse. Aargh. Meds doesn't seem to be working. So I had to stay at home today.

And stupidly, I left my laptop at work. Now, I can expect 222 (and counting) emails waiting for me tomorrow.

I need to hire an email reader.

Tuesday, 5 June 2007

Alfie by Lily Allen

Ooooo deary me,
My little brother's in his bedroom smoking weed,
I tell him he should get up cos it's nearly half past three
He can't be bothered cos he's high on THC.
I ask him very nicely if he'd like a cup of tea,
I can't even see him cos his room is so smoky,
Don't understand how one can watch so much TV,
My baby brother Alfie how I wish that you could see.

Chorus
Oooooo I only say it cos I care,
So please can you stop pulling my hair.
Now, now there's no need to swear,
Please don't despair, my dear Mon frere.

Ooooo Alfie get up it's a brand new day,
I just can't sit back and watch you waste your life away
You need to get a job because the bills need to get paid.
Get off your lazy arse,
Alfie please use your brain
Surely there's some walls out there that you can go and spray,
I'm feeling guilty for leading you astray,
Now how the hell do you ever expect that you'll get laid,
When all you do is stay and play on your computer games?

Chorus

Oh little brother please refrain from doing that,
I'm tryna help you out so can you stop being a twat.
It's time that you and I sat down and had a little chat,
And look me in the eyes take off that stupid fitted cap.

Chorus

Please don't despair
Please don't despair
Mon frere


This song says exactly what I want to tell my brother!! If only he would listen.

Sunday, 3 June 2007

Christina Christina~

YEAH~ Finally, tickets to Christina's concert are in my pocket!

I want to buy the most expensive, of course. But what the hell. Nobody else does. At least nobody I know.

Now, I have to settle for standing tickets so that I may dance the night at the concert away. Woohoo~

Thursday, 31 May 2007

Free Prada Bags

There were so many people within 2 kilometre of Zouk's vincity last night, even driving by Kim Seng Road was a nightmare. I had thought Jessica was kidding when she said there were a lot of cars, assuming that she meant the long line of cabs on the left-most lane. That would have been just the norm, hon. Good thing I'm just a passenger or I swore I would knock someone down just so... well, just so.

As Andy put it perfectly, "It's like they are giving free Prada bags away!"

Saturday, 26 May 2007

French Food

Got served french fries at a tiny French restaurant. Whoever heard of that?

Monday, 21 May 2007

Thursday, 17 May 2007

Cool by Gwen Stefani

It's hard to remember how it felt before
Now I found the love of my life
Passes things, get more comfortable
Everything is going right



And after all the obstacles
It's good to see you now with someone else
And it's such a miracle that you and me are still good friends
After all that we've been through
I know we're cool
I know we're cool


And we used to think it was impossible
Now you call me by my new last name
Memories seem like so long ago
Time always kills the pain


Remember Harbor Boulevard
The dreaming days where the mess was made
Look how all the kids have grown, oh
We have changed but we're still the same
After all that we've been through
I know we're cool
I know we're cool


Yeah, I know we're cool


And I'll be happy for you
If you can be happy for me
Circles and triangles
And now we're hanging out with your new girlfriend
So far from where we've been
I know we're cool
I know we're cool


C-cool, uh-uh
I know we're cool, uh-uh
Uh, I know we're cool
C-cool, yeah
I know we're cool
You knew...

Wednesday, 16 May 2007

No, Really

I'm running out of clothes to wear to work.

No, really.

What the Stars Say For 16th May 07

The stars say, "In a new relationship, focus on the present. Don't get caught up in expectations".

Oh, do I know all about expectations.

Sunday, 13 May 2007

Puppysitting Puppy

I puppysat Puppy for the whole weekend. Still, she gets all excited when she sees me. She follows me wherever I go.

I stepped into the bathroom, she waits outside. I stepped out of the bathroom, she jumps all over me like she hasn't seen me in a million years.
I stepped out of the house, she waits by the door. I stepped into the house to get the keys, she jumps all over me like she hasn't seen me in a million years.

"Puppy! You just saw me two seconds ago!"

I suspect she has amnesia. No, make that I'm sure Puppy has amnesia.

Monday, 7 May 2007

What The Stars Say For 7th May 07

The stars say, "The restrictions you've put on a new relationship are appropriate. Stay in control".

So the stars say...

Sunday, 6 May 2007

Birthday!

Qiaohui's birthday! Birthday! Birthday!

Happy happy birthday. Qiaohui!
Happy happy birthday. Qiaohui!
Happy happy birthday. Qiaohui!
Happy happy birthday. Qiaohui!
Happy happy birthday. Qiaohui!
Happy happy birthday. Qiaohui!

Saturday, 5 May 2007

Chewy Is Officially A Bum

Chewy had her last exam papers today. She has now officially joined the ranks of the 'Bums'. I'm so proud of Chewy. Yes, not everyone dares to call him or herself a bum k. I, for one, advocates bumming as a way of life. Hmmm... Are we counting the chicks too early now? I sure hope not, since Chewy will be buying her graduation gown.

Qiaojing is going to have her revenge at Chewy's commencement, I'm sure of that. Of course you have no idea what I'm talking about. I'll keep you in suspense for now. Might actually finally load a picture so you know what I'm talking about. We'll see...

Two Weeks

I havent seen Qiaojing for two weeks. No, make that 16 days. She's finally flying back home tomorrow! She's arriving at 6pm and she tells us to meet up. Hmm... I'll bet Ah Boy that she will changed her mind after she landed. I expect my phone to beep and the message reads "I'm jet-lagged. Can we meet up tomorrow?"

Who wanna take up that bet?

Hey! Whatever do you mean Ah Boy is not worthy as a stake!

What The Stars Say For 5th May

The stars say, "It's time to apply extra diligence to your latest task! Keep your head down".

Hey! How did the stars know I'm skiving work?

Friday, 27 April 2007

Hair Dye & Dye Hair

I'm taking a big step into the great unknown. Now, someone tell me, when was the last time anyone saw me in any hair colour, other than dark brown, that is? Dark brown is my actual hair colour, which leads me to sometimes ask people "Then does that mean my father is not my father?" I think this confuses most (cos I'm the one doing the asking when they should be. Haha!). I mean my dad is Chinese, my mum is Chinese and thus I should have jet black hair, which I don't.

But I digress.

I have decided to get a different hair colour. I have appointed Chewy to undertake this undertaking and Chewy is someone whom I would say I trust with my life. A mistake. The task, that is. Sitting in front of my computer while Chewy wield her magic, I am regretting it with every passing minute. On second thoughts, make it each passing second. She pulls my hair in every direction possible, making me cringe in every way possible. How the hell did I allow her to dupe me into this with the line "I dyed my hair when I was in secondary school"?

Dye hair dye hair~! Hair dye hair dye~!

It better be nice~!

Saturday, 21 April 2007

What The Stars Say For 21st April

The stars say, "Forgiveness is the first step in fixing something that is broken in a relationship".

Which relationship are we talking about here?

Friday, 20 April 2007

Happy Birthday, Mr Kam Weihao

To my best guy friend, Mr Kam Weihao. The one whom I know I can count on for every situation there is in the world. Hmm.. except when I want to find out who's the author of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory. Ha!

Happy birthday to you!
Happy birthday to you!
Happy birthday to Weihao!
Happy birthday to you!

Have a great year ahead! Then again, with me in your life, a great year is guaranteed. Hee!

Wednesday, 18 April 2007

Miss Lim At It Again

The infamous Miss Joey Lim Qiaojing strikes again!

She called me just and started talking without hesitation. I couldn't comprehend a single word and went "huh?". A few moments later, she said, "Oh shit! I called the wrong person again". Immediately, I said, "Hmmm....." loudly.

I can only imagine the blush on Miss Lim's face. Nice try, Miss Lim but "How's your day at work?" isn't going to save you any grace.

This girl is leaving for Europe in a few days' time and yet, she's still thinking of me at any given moment. I have this feeling that I will get calls in the middle of the night and all I would hear on the other side of the phone is sobbing and the words "I knew I shouldn't have come here without you".

Tuesday, 17 April 2007

Deja Vu

It's my first day of work! Deja Vu, I know.

I get a kickass Thinkpad to use. Woohoo~

My manager is nice. Woohoo~

The vending machine sells my caffeine source, Coke, for 70 cents. Woohoo~

I like the place already.

Happy Birthday, Rudy!

Happy Birthday, Mr Rudy Pierre Low!

Happy birthday! Happy birthday! Happy birthday! Happy birthday! Happy birthday! Happy birthday! Happy birthday! Happy birthday! Happy birthday! Happy birthday! Happy birthday! Happy birthday! Happy birthday! Happy birthday! Happy birthday! Happy birthday! Happy birthday! Happy birthday! Happy birthday! Happy birthday! Happy birthday! Happy birthday! Happy birthday! Happy birthday! Happy birthday! Happy birthday! Happy birthday!

Now now, this must be the happiest birthday ever, no?

Saturday, 14 April 2007

What The Stars Say For 14th April 07

The stars say, "You need to hold on to as much of your money as possible -- avoid overspending".

Why do the stars keep telling me not to overspend?!? I don't do that no more what. Not yet for this week at least.

Friday, 13 April 2007

New Wynnii

Old Wynnii: Eat, Drink, Breathe. Mambo.

New Wynnii: Breathe. Sleep. Mambo. Drink. Eat. (In this very order)

What The Stars Say For 13th April 07

The stars say, "It's another day when you'll be mentally sharp. Research or a study project may prove more rewarding than socializing. It's not a good time to loan anyone money. Temper over-optimism and extravagance so you are taken seriously. "

Be neither a borrower nor a lender, I was told three days ago. Then again, I was never a borrower nor a lender for as long as I can remember.

Wednesday, 11 April 2007

What The Stars Say For 11th April 07

The stars say, "Neither a borrower nor a lender be today. Changes in plans may leave you mulling things over after dark. You're confident and persuasive now; nail your chances of success good!"

Wait a minute! If I'm persuasive now and I don't ask someone lend me some money, when the hell do I do that?

Wynnii

Wynnii: Eat, Drink, Breathe. Mambo.

Sunday, 8 April 2007

Two & Two

When you put two and two together, you'll get the hell irritated out of you. The two I'm referring to are Weihao and Rudy. Mr Kam and Mr Low (respectively) insisted that Roald Dahl is Ronald Dahl and I quote Mr Low "I have all of his books!" Apparently, having Roald Dahl's books are not enough when you don't read them, Mr Low. Now, I'm beginning to wonder whatever it is you do with those books...

I am the infamous children's' book reader who go on a annual $230 children's' book grabbing spree, for crying out loud!

So dear all, please do not place bets of $1000 plus an N95 when it comes to children's books. Especially with me.

Monday, 19 March 2007

What The Stars Say For 19th March 07

The stars say, "Today, the simpler, the better -- complexity will only cause you stress".

Roger that!

The Queen Is Back

Just when I thought I can finally sip on a cup of piping hot milo, slouch in my comfy swirling chair and take two long satisfying hours to read the newspaper on my first day of non-work, I realised mummy has cancelled the newspaper subscription! What!? Aargh!!

Just four weeks of work and nobody tells me what's going on around the house no more! It's time for me to reclaim my position in the house already. The position of Queen, that is. *evil maniac laughter*

Sunday, 18 March 2007

Charmaine & Richard

Charmaine and Richard got married today! I finally had a taste of Fullterton's wedding dinner. I love the wedding suite. It was grand grand grand! Had so much fun chatting with Gylleann, darling Kevin, Andy, Jolene & Mark and Dingyue. Dingyue was high from all the red wine but she refuses to stop. Someone really need to give that girl a lecture.

But I digress.

Many happy years ahead, Mr and Mrs Ong!

Monday, 12 March 2007

Retail Therapy Works

The only thing one can do to distress oneself is to indulge in retail therapy.

Forget about spas, massages, manicures and herbal tea. These can never bring you the instantaneous feel-good rush when you buy something which you absolutely adore. Of course the pain comes much later when you fall off your chair after receiving your credit card bill but we live for the present, dah-ling!

Imagine the joy of deciding where and when to wear that vintage red puff-sleeve empire dress or what shoes to pair with that fashion forward silver A-line babydoll dress. No matching shoes? Buy some then! (Noticed I said some, not a pair? Haha.)

More is more, I say!

I went shopping two weeks in a row and the amount I've spent exceeds my pay by a long shot already. Even Tiger Woods would be impressed (every pun intended). Qiaojing is saying this destructive behaviour has to stop. I cannot agree more, which is why I'm quitting my job soon. Hee.

Saturday, 10 March 2007

My Micro-Manager Takes It All

I have a micro-manager. She is so named cos she micro-manages me.

My micro-manager emailed me a task she wants me to complete.

In the same minute, my micro-manager messaged me over msn the same task she wants me to complete.

In the same minute, my micro-manager walks over to tell me the same task she wants me to complete.

She takes it all. She really does.

Thursday, 8 March 2007

Even I Didn't Know

Three weeks of work and three weeks of Mambo. Went to work on every Thursday and on time, to boot. Even I didn't know I'm that good.

Sunday, 4 March 2007

What The Stars Say For 4th March

The stars say, "Challenge your intellect -- for instance, a weighty book or a professional seminar".

If Eragon and Eldest (of Inheritance) combined to be a total of 1232 pages and they are both hard cover books, does that count for reading weighty books?

Oh, you meant I'm not supposed to take that literally? Darn.

Sunday, 25 February 2007

Just Another

Now, I'm just another no-life working person. Just part of the Shenton Way crowd. Three days of work and it seems like forever already.

To make myself feel better, I went mambo-ing on the very first day of work. And I was on time the next day. I know this doesn't surprise no one no more.

What's surprising is that I managed to find something to wear to work from my overly messy room. Haha!

Wednesday, 21 February 2007

Fortune Cookies and I

Today is my birthday again. Yeah! Lunar birthday. Mummy asked me to choose six fortune cookies.

Here are my fortunes:
1. You believe in the goodness of mankind. Why, of course! Qiaojing, when is my next treat?

2. Happy people need no particular cause to be happy. Simply because happy people celebrate birthdays every now and then. Just like me.

3. Approach someone new. You may be surprised by the warm reception. Will there be drinks at the reception?

4. Patience is the answer to happiness. Try telling me after you try to tell the financial advisor "No, I'm not interested in insurance" for the ten-thousandth time and they still don't get it.

5. You tend to spark the flame of enthusiasm in people. Oh, do I? I think you meant Puppy who goes crazy every time she sees me. No, make that berserk every time she sees me.

6. When one door closes, another will open. There's always the windows. Just ask Junyao.

Thursday, 15 February 2007

You And I

I could never say thank you and you, sorry. That's how the cookie crumbles.

Monday, 12 February 2007

Ah Boy and His Bath

The moment Ah Boy's in the bathroom, he starts screaming. I bet the screams translate to these few lines:

"I'm sure we can talk things through".
"I read somewhere on the internet that a cat is just supposed to bathe twice a year".
"I am aqua-intolerant".
"Hey! Isn't that an alien behind you?"

It may be just a bath but it seems like a matter of life and death for Ah Boy.

Saturday, 10 February 2007

The End Of Things

When you gave up
I turned around
And walked away
I made a mistake
Of not telling myself
Not to look back
Of not promising myself
Not to look back
So from time to time
I turned around
You are standing there
So near yet so far
As time goes by
You became a fuzzy silhouette
But still I stared
There I stood

Hoping for a miracle
Waiting for the call that never came
One day the phone beeped
I know I'm not important to you
When I became part of your 'hi all'
I know you're not important to me
When I decided not to save your number
This is the end of things

Part of The Special Group

Last night, I finally stepped foot into VivoCity. For the very first time. I shocked someone when he found that out.

The very same someone is a mega YouTube fan. Every other day, he would send me a link to a YouTube video and I would refuse to click on it, much to his aargh-ness.



However, that someone doesn't know what's an XXL chicken. Now, tell me, who's then part of the special group?

What Are Friends For?

Aargh! Havent seen Gylleann in ages and when I meet up with her, you would expect us to be having a great time laughing and catching up, which we did except, out of nowhere, she must remind me that I will be spending V-day alone. Her words "You lose out on V-day present again. Two years liao hor". Aaargh! Yes, that and Christmas and birthday presents too, Gylleann.

Ms Qiaojng and Mr Rudy came up with the brilliant solution on seperate occasions but it's not a case of great minds think alike, I must say. Trust me. They insist that I can go out with five different guys and have breakfast, lunch, tea, dinner or supper with each different guy. That way, I get five different presents. Yes, that sounds like an almost perfect solution except for one tiny small little detail. That IS I DON'T have five different guys asking me out!

Aargh, who the hell is paying these people to remind me of such stuff?!

Friday, 9 February 2007

What The Stars Say For 8th Feb 07

The stars say, "Someone close to you wants to know more about your inner thoughts".

If it's that easy, I won't be called Wynnii for nothing.

Who Is The Fairest Of Them All?

This part is dedicated to Qiaojing.
Qiaojing celebrated her 25th birthday yesterday. She is having some sort of quarter-life crisis. She refused to acknowledge that she is no longer 24 and that she is older, but still young as compared to 26-ers out there.

Qiaojing, always remember "Women are like wine; the older the better". Trust me, I would know. Also, we're still young for mambo. Yes, we are! Jessica can vouch for that.

Happy Birthday, Qiaojing!!!


This part is dedicated to Jessica.

Everyone, take out your cell phone and type 'd3' and send it to 32623. Vote at least once for Gold_Fac3. Surely, you don't mind that 60 cents.

Jessica, you cannot abandon me after you've found fame, I tell you. I've been telling (bugging, rather) everyone to vote for you! Even during Qiaojing's birthday celebration. Qiaojing can vouch for that.

Good luck, Jessica!!!


Now, if I were to ask the mirror "Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?"
The mirror will definitely reply "You, Wynnii, you".

I'll second that. Haha~

Tuesday, 6 February 2007

Quiz Me Right

As a non no-life working person, I need to find interesting activities to fill my day. Today, I decide to complete some quizzes.

One of the questions is:
I only buy the things that I need.
a. True
b. Most of the time
c. Some of the time
d. Ha, ha, ha

I almost laughed till I dropped when I saw the question. My answer is no doubt 'd". Nope, I won't lie. Yes, I have waaaay too much stuff. More than I ever needed, am needing and will need.

It's a consumerism world. What else is a girl to do?

Impossible Is Nothing

Last night, I ate two carrot sticks. Yes, raw carrot sticks. I ate them willingly, to boot. It sounds out of this world impossible but I ain't kidding you.

Then again Singapore won the Asean Football Championship. The script was well-written and the drama was just appropriate (Drama really makes good tv). It sounds out of this world impossible but it sure did happened.

Adidas is right. "Impossible is nothing".

What the Stars Say for 5th Feb 2007

The stars say: "If you have any urge to go off on your own, fight it. Other people need you".

Obsessers need to learn how to deal without me. Everyone else too.

Sunday, 4 February 2007

Illegal by Shakira

Who woul've thought that you could hurt me
the way you've done it
so deliberate, so determined
and since you have been gone
I bite my nails for days and hours
and question my own questions on and on...

So tell me now, tell me now
why you're so far away
when I'm still so close...

You don't even know the meaning of the words "I'm Sorry"
you said you would love me until you die
and as far as I know you're still alive, baby
and you don't even know the meaning of the words "I'm Sorry"
I'm starting to believe it should be illegal to deceive
a woman's heart...

I tried so hard to be attentive
to all you wanted
always supportive, always patient
what did I do wrong?
been wondering for days and hours
it's clear is isn't here where you belong...

Anyhow, anyhow
I wish you both all the best
I hope you get along...


You don't even know the meaning of the words "I'm Sorry"
you said you would love me until you die
and as far as I know you're still alive, baby
and you don't even know the meaning of the words "I'm Sorry"
I'm starting to believe it should be illegal to deceive
a woman's heart...


You don't even know the meaning of the words "I'm Sorry"
you said you would love me until you die
and as far as I know you're still alive, baby
and you don't even know the meaning of the words "I'm Sorry"
I'm starting to believe it should be illegal to deceive
a woman's heart...

Open heart, open heart
it should be illegal to deceive a woman's heart...

Open heart, open heart
it should be illegal to deceive a womans heart...

Friday, 2 February 2007

You Heard It Here

You heard it here first! Gold Fac3 is going to win The Dancefloor. Handsdown.

Now, I'm selling Jessica's autographs! $10 a pop. I know she won't hold it against me cos I'm broke after the trip and she, being obsessed with me, will definitely come to my rescue, albeit unknowingly. *evil maniac laughter*

Wednesday, 31 January 2007

Telly Is Trying To Tell Me Something

At 3.30pm today (Tuesday), I switched off my telly and put on a pair of skinny jeans. Yes, you read right. J-e-a-n-s: Jeans. I bet no one can remember the last time I wore a pair of jeans. Hell, I bet no one can even remember the last time I'm in anything other than a skirt or dress. Then, I stood in front of my shoe cabinet for a good ten minutes. Why? Simply because I don't have any shoes that'll go with the jeans! Yes, as extensively as my shoe collection is, it is apparently not extensive as it should be. I need more shoes. Then again, I always do. Now, can you sense that telly is trying to tell me something? I should have stayed at home to accompany telly.

After much contemplation, I decided to throw on a pair of ballet flats (which I crossed my fingers and hope goes with the jeans) and left the house. Only then did I realised that I've been back to my sunny island home for a week now and, ironically, never had I once stepped out of the house in broad daylight since. I went out a couple of times and always, it was during when the rest of the world (of no-life working people) is asleep. The Sun was, of course, shining brightly (too brightly, in fact) and immediately, I should know better than to continue my journey. The Sun and I aren't exactly best friends; the almanac indicates it clashes with my melanin. Now, can you sense that telly is trying to tell me something? I should have stayed at home to accompany telly.

Next, the bus arrived at the bus stop before I did and I had to run for it. I hate running and worse, running for buses. It is, in my humble (not) opinion, that running for buses is one of the unglamorous things a girl can ever do. If I wasn't already running late ('cos of shoe decision; and no pun intended here), I would have most certainly waited for the next bus. Upon sitting down, it hit me that I had left my cell phone at home. Yes, my cell phone: a girl's best friend. No, wait. Diamonds are then a girl's best friend. Let's see, if I have a diamond encrusted phone, does it mean the phone is my best friend because of the diamonds or are the diamonds my best friend because of the phone? But, I digress. Now, can you sense that telly is really trying to tell me something? I really should have stayed at home to accompany telly.

Well, the only reason I left the comfort of home was to deposit some money into my bank account. Standing in front of the atm, I realised I don't have my atm card or my account number (which was in my cell phone). I can't believe my luck! Lousy luck, that is. I bet you can't either. I knew by then I really really really should have read the signs and stayed at home to accompany telly. Telly is sooo obviously trying to tell me it wants my company real bad.

Late evening, I met up with Qiaojing, Ying and Weihao for pool. It was great fun. We always seem to have endless lame jokes to share during pool. I haven't laughed so much and so hard in three months. I don't know if it's the filthy unfiltered air or the dust-saturated felt that turned us into lame ducks all of a sudden. One thing I know for sure though, I can always count on my best friends (although, too, made of carbon, but not as desirable as diamonds) to make my day.

I just read that the stars say, "More than anything else, you need to connect with people who make you happy today".

I did. And I'm glad I did.

The Cookie Is Always Right

I'm sure most of you know what a fortune cookie is, no? If you have watched enough tv (like I do), you would. Anyway, all ang mohs assume all Chinese know. If you're Chinese and you don't, it will make no sense to ang mohs. Why? Ang mohs are served a fortune cookie each after a meal at the Chinese restuarants in USA and thus, they simply assumed all Chinese have a cookie after each meal.

Anway, this is not about ang mohs, Chinese or USA. This is about my very first fortune cookie.

I received it after my first meal in the States. I was so excited and decided against devouring the cookie there and then. Also, I certainly don't want to read a lousy fortune at the very beginning of my trip. So into my luggage the cookie goes. And forgotten the cookie is. That is until I'm back to my sunny island home.

Upon opening my luggage bag, I saw that the cookie had been crushed into many pieces and a piece of paper curiously peeked through. On it wrote: "You are headed in the right direction. Trust your instincts". Now, how cool is that! The cookie is telling me that I'm headed the right way, the right way being great ol' America.

The cookie is right. The cookie is always right.

Tuesday, 30 January 2007

Reality Check

I just realised Qiaohui (who is Chewy's friend, and not in any way related to Qiaojing although they do share the same last name, which is weirdly coincidental, and would confuse most people, but I digress) wished me a happy 24th birthday. I told her, "I wished I'm 24 but reality doesn't allow that". She made my day though.

Speaking of reality. I must say this: "Reality is just a tequila shot away from fantasy".

Now, where's that darn bartender?

Happy Birthday To Me~

Happy birthday to me!

I cannot say this enough: "I love birthdays". Now, before anyone starts calling me old, just remember "Women are like wine. The older, the better". If you disagree, that must be because you (miserable sad sod) have not had the luxury of experiencing Arbois Vin Jaune 1997.

One thing that bothers me a lot. I don't understand why I still have people asking me what I wanna do on my birthday eve. I really don't. Seriously, what else can I be doing? Please don't tell me chilling out or some sort. That's for the ranks of no-life working people and hell no am I one of them. Not yet anyway.

So of course, it's a night of dancing at MOS. With Jessica (who else?), Kevin and Andy. I reached home at 6am. This proves Jessica and I still have got it.

We're good. I know.

Saturday, 27 January 2007

Telly Tells It Differently

Hospitals are not what Hollywood make them out to be. Hospitals are overly-glamourised on the telly. McDreamy, McSteamy and Meredith. Who isn't a fan of Grey's Anatomy? In truth, hospitals are depressing. The place upsets me, especially if my grandma is in there.

Friday, 26 January 2007

Another Year, Another Birthday

So I'm back! Just in time for my pre-birthday celebrations. The party kicked off with a night of great mambo with Jessica, Rudy, Nicholas and Nick. Oh, how I have missed mambo. Nothing can beat the same old songs with the same old drinks. If only the crowd had stayed the same. I told Jessica, "Aargh. These little kids (anyone younger is a kid) piss me off (for they reminded me how quickly time have passed). But I shall ignore them since I'm here to celebrate my birthday".

Truth be told, I don't mind the growing old part. Thank goodness one doesn't have to look older as she grows older (with the help from a jab of Botox or two). I do mind the growing up part. I still want to be obsessed with Disneyland, penguins and all things Neverland! I need a drink from the elixir of life. I'm sure that isn't too much to ask for as a present.

Wednesday, 24 January 2007

What The Stars Say For 23rd Jan 07

The stars say, "Taking action helps you solve a thorny problem. That doesn't mean marching in and tossing your weight around. Physical action -- swimming, yoga, walking -- help you sort out your thoughts on the matter".

Does sleeping count for physical action?

New Cell Phone

I need a new phone. Real soon. Actually, like now. I haven't received any calls in the past three months on my cell and I think people are getting worried already. Haha.

I'm Back

I'm back.

Friday, 5 January 2007

What The Stars Say For 5th Jan 07

The stars say, "Expressing your ideas in unusual ways gets results. If you've been holding back for fear of frightening the horses, it's time to give yourself free rein. People love it when you're totally and absolutely yourself".

People don't love when I speak my mind, which is absolutely myself. I know this cos it caused me. Big time.

What 2007 Has In Store?




OVERVIEW: This year, idealistic Aquarius shines brightly (Too idealistic for many people's liking). You truly are a visionary with a high sense of purpose and an advanced way of thinking. It will be very easy for you to express your individuality and altruistic ideals. New opportunities will arise to express your true feelings and perceptions in ways that increase your confidence.

You will find that you have unique ways of earning money this year. (I know. I have decided to be a professional gift wrapper. I know it sounds weird but it's simple. I wrap gifts, so I'm a gift wrapper. Stop laughing.) You will be able to bring your visionary ideals to a personal level and attract tangible rewards that benefit your value system. Take on a more imaginative way of expressing yourself. You may choose to experiment with different lifestyles this year. (I like my bumming lifestyle too much to give it up!)

You have a tremendous drive for independence and don't like to work for other people as much as having your own business, so you may be motivated to think about how to manifest a new business. (Gift wrapping business it shall be.) Your career may take on more of a passionate way of using your intuitive abilities to get to the inner meaning of things. Your efforts will allow new resources to evolve in your life and lead to the greater good (The greater being everyone can receive nicely-wrapped gifts and ain't that such a joy?).

You will also likely be concerned with changing your physical environment. In love relationships this year, you will be very energetic and may very well attract a flamboyant and energetic significant other. Your magnetic personality will bring you a good match who will be equally giving and excited to have a whirlwind of passion, love and joy in life. (Chey! I always get this but nothing good comes out of it.)


CAREER: You have an inventive, logical mind and are full of positive energy for starting new projects this year. You would do well investigating methods of bringing potentialities to the forefront. You are easy to get along with and excel in areas of partnerships and business relationships. You have good judgment, diplomacy and tact, and are outwardly directed while at the same time being very self-reliant.

Your financial integrity is deepened in 2007, and benefits will be easily attained through influential friendships that help you accomplish your dreams (The benefits better appear fast. I'm way way way in debt now). You are socially conscious and work well with high-minded groups with strong humanitarian ideals. You love working with others and do well when you have lots of people around you. You are a natural conduit for receiving the resources you need to help you in your career; you learn more from experience than from school. Ideas are not important to you if they don't have a practical application. (So will everyone stop telling me their idea is for me to work because it's not practical!)

Marketing would be a great avenue for you to utilize your talent in finding areas that need creativity. You are good at analyzing situations and have a practical mentality with great powers of reason. Others find you dependable and know they can rely on your thought process. You focus mentally through speaking and writing. There's a strong connection between your inner awareness and your professional ambitions in the world. Toward the end of the year, your energies may be needed in compassionate services. You have a big heart and would do well in the capacity of caregiving or working with those with special needs.


LOVE: You love going out on the town (Yes yes yes!), and you need to be seen (No no no!) in order to feel connected with others. You have a very demonstrative and affectionate nature, and this year you will need to be where people go to escape the more serious realms of critical thinking. You may overwhelm others who aren't inclined toward enjoying the theatrical expression of their emotions. You need to be surrounded by people who value your playfulness and self-expression. You are at your best when you drop your concern for others' opinions and relax into being yourself.

You will experience a need to express yourself clearly and energetically to make sure your needs are met this year. You are very loyal in your one-on-one partnership and expect the same in return (Name me someone who doesn't). You enjoy all the enthusiasm in your love life and find that you can't live without this special person who brings you so much excitement and wonder. You may be somewhat of a dreamer and romanticize emotions, yet your dreams may reflect truths when you are in tune to your higher awareness.

You love travel and are likely to take many journeys (Is this a hint that I might go back to great ol' USA?). Around autumn, you are excited by a harmonious relationship and find that what's nice on your own is especially nice with another. In marriage, you will have the chance to balance your energy. You easily share your sensitive and caring nature, which is very devoted and loyal. You value kindness above all else, based on the foundation you likely had growing up in a calm and beneficial home environment. You have a strong need to share your philosophy of life with someone who has emotional sensitivity in the subconscious realms. Buckle your seatbelt, Aquarius!

Wednesday, 3 January 2007

What The Stars Say For 3rd Jan 07

The stars say, "Complete the details of your project -- you're much further along than you think".

All right, I shall be a professional gift wrapper from now onwards.

Occupation on namecard shall read "Gift Wrapper".

I like my new job already.

Tuesday, 2 January 2007

Goodbye

I always knew I would meet you
Even in my dreams I dreamt it
Then one day I found you
It was love at first sight
You showed me things I never knew
You told me things I never heard
You taught me things I never learned

I gasped for air
I curled my toes
I was blown away

I want to thank you
For all the lovely memories
They are now in a locket
Forever stored in my heart

You may think it's rude
I left without saying goodbye
After eight hours in the cold
I wasn't thinking right
On hindsight I'm glad I didn't
It would be a teary goodbye

You won't miss me
But I'll miss you dearly
Goodbye, New York New York
Goodbye
- Wynnii Lu Qiuling

What The Stars Say For 1st Jan 07

The stars say, "Being bored is choice. Put more effort into connecting with others".

I have my tv. No worries.

Monday, 1 January 2007

Anything For Christina

Yes, I admit it. I was one of those crazy people who stood in the freezing zero degrees coldness at Times Square for eight straight hours for the New Year countdown. No meals, no drinks, no toilet breaks, no nothing. Thighs were aching, feet were in pain, fingers were numb and brain was threatening to shut down as each hour went past. It was very well worth it though.

That's because...

I SAW CHRISTINA AGUILERA PERFORM LIVE!!!

Yes, Christina Aguilera!!!

She was just less than 20 metres away from me. Maybe you haven't heard, Christina is my favourite singer. It was a very very pleasant surprise because I had no idea she would be performing. It's more than a dream come true. I was contemplating overstaying illegally in USA so that I can attend her concert in February but I don't have to risk a record now. There is a Santa after all. :)

Oh, did I mention I was on national television (ABC)? They were filming us for a good 30 seconds. We were at the front row and had plenty of screen time on the LCD displays of Times Square as well.

But what's that compared to watching Christina performed?

I never thought I could love New York more. But I have.