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 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.