Thursday, 31 December 2009

The Last Leg

It's December! Last month of the year! Last day of the last month of the year! Gosh, when and how did we even get here? The year has nearly come to an end and I guess it's time to reflect on what I've done or not done for the past year and hopefully, become a better person.

This year has been testing. I survived a major health scare. She must have been watching over me to make sure I survived the ordeal. The bane of my complain towards to end of the year has been my many failed attempts in getting a Rochester date. I promised to dress and behave like a real lady for that two hour dinner. Anyone?

This year has been eye-opening. I toughed it out for a trip to third world Vietnam, my first lone overseas trip to Australia, trip to a country where most people only speak Spanish, a eight-girl getaway to Penang & Langkawi (not easy to have eight girls together and not one casualty at the end of the trip, I tell you), being ripped off by cabbies in KL.

This year has been educational. I've baked, mixed drinks, picked up guitar lessons, attended French lesson, somehow learned how to swear in at least seven languages and spectacularly passed my driving test (yes, I just have to use the word "spectacularly").

This year has been plentiful. I've made many new friends, lost some friends, and gained different insights into the friendships that I have and relationship that I had - one which in particular has shaped the kind of relationship I want with men in the future.

This year saw some of my dreams fulfilled. I saw penguins up close in St Kilda, I rode on many ferris wheels (in KL, Barcelona, Ho Chi Minh) and ate at a concept blind restaurant in Bandung.

This year has been creatively rewarding with artsy fartsy events which I thoroughly enjoy - ballet, concert, dance, art films, theatre, more ballet, more concert, more art films, more dance, even more theatre. Bring on all the tutus and pointe shoes, s'il vous plaƮt! Beyonce inherited the title of "Diva of the Year" from Kylie.

All in all, this year has been a blast!

I am a believer of "It's better to regret something you've done, then never have done it at all". It's time to throw out the old and welcome the new - with my month-long celebration to kickstart the good things to come!

Let's welcome 2010 with warm embrace~

Turn It Up by Pixie Lott



Baby, its over, we both know, lets go forward. 
I love you, but in a different way, I love you, forever. 
Now that we've come to the end of a story-y and I know that it's gonna be hard for me. 
Might hurt some, not too much, but I gotta let it wait. 
As the world turns around and we go different places, new things, new dreams, new faces. 
Wanna shake up, when we break up, but we keep our memories. 

'coz I know you can't stay, so I won't be waiting, anticipating for the fall. 
We had our time, baby, so I won't be waiting, anticipating for the call. 
Turn it up, turn it up for the people that say "we're moving on and we'll be okay". 
Turn it up, turn it up for the people that say "we're moving on and we'll be okay". 

Baby, it's better, and I want you, to be happy. 
Sometimes people find that it's so hard just to say goodbye. 
Then easy the more and the more you try. 
So there'll be cheating, better saving, but not me and my boy. 
We understand that we're friends and it just ain't working, no point in the constant fighting. 
So when we go nuts, for a minute, and admit that we're just not in it.

[chorus]
I know you can't stay, so I won't be waiting, anticipating for the fall. 
We had our time, baby, so I won't be waiting, anticipating for the call. 
Turn it up, turn it up for the people that say "we're moving on and we'll be okay". 
Turn it up, turn it up for the people that say "we're moving on and we'll be okay". 
Turn it up, turn it up for the people that say "we're moving on and we'll be okay". 
Turn it up, turn it up for the people that say "we're moving on and we'll be okay". 
[chorus]

I might lose my mind for a while, but I'll be fine (fiiiine). 
Have you heard there's this thing that heals, and it's called time (tiiiime). 
Clock can tick away, happy will fall in place. 
I know, my heart will break, a new me will fill this space. 

Repeat [chorus]

Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Sometimes Somethings Somehow

Sometimes, somethings somehow don't turn out the way you want them to be.

To cite a classic example of the line above, I could write about the story about this guy whom I took a liking to, dated for a while, blurted the words "I love you" to during one passionate makeout session and then things took an ugly turn in the end with a compass of deceit, betrayal and loss of trust; but why would I bore you such?

Instead, I give you the juicier story of how Vernon is going to appear in the news headlines for being involved in a murder lawsuit that entails him being the victim and me, the mastermind (and we all thought Weihao was supposed to appear in this headlines).

I imagine the scene on the day I take the accused stand...
Wii says (between sniffles), "I plead not guilty, Your Honour. I have absolutely no reason to hurt Vernon. He gave Jessica something I can't ever." *sniffs real loud and let fake tears flow like there's no tomorrow*

Judge asks, "And what could that be?"

Wii continues, "Headaches, Your Honour. Headaches."
(To those of you out there who were thinking dirty, shame on you!)

Judge exclaims, "Then, of course, you must be innocent! Gosh, how could anyone bring forth these unreasonable charges against you. If anyone should be the victim, it should be you. You're free of all charges as of this second!"

"You are truly wise, Your Honour!" Wii utters.

Wii walks scot-free while Vernon, well, Vernon ain't doing no more walking for sure. *manic evil laughter!*

If I must, let me shed some light on how Vernon got himself into such a predicament. Mr Vernon Lim proposed to Ms Jessica Fung on Christmas Eve over a romantic hotel setting with dinner and roses, and Jessica readily agreed!

Quite honestly, I don't understand how Jessica could have fallen for that dinner and roses cliche?! I thought I'd set the bar pretty high with the €500 a pop birthday celebration? Was she expecting more? Say, a billionaire served on a platter dish? Darn! And I have one sitting right  here in my storage all these while, taking up space and gathering dust! She could have drop a hint or two cos I ain't no mind reader.

But I digress.

Vernon had snatched the love of my life away! *prays really hard that Stalker dear is not reading this* That explained why I'd decided to utilise the second coupon of the 1-for-1 hitman promo purchased not too long ago - first coupon utitlised here. (I think I do need another coupon to be utilised on the second unethical hitman who spilled the beans on me and got me into trouble with the law. You just can't trust these hitman nowadays; it's so much easier and better to just get the job done yourself.)

If I can't have Jessica, nobody can have Jessica! *more manic evil laughter!*

Note: To Jessica and Vernon, CONGRATULATIONS on your engagement!!! If you are not laughing after reading this post, oops. Again, I would suggest taking it out on Weihao. His ears or thighs are most probably so numb by now that he won't even noticed if you'd pinched him twice over. Always go for second helpings, I say. Hee.

One thing though, just remember you're not allowed to get married next year (same goes for Ying) cos I won't be in Singapore - surely you don't want me to really utilise my second coupon, do you? *wink*

Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Meet Me Halfway by BEP


Ooh, I can't go any further than this
Ooh, I want you so badly, it's my biggest wish
Cool, I spend my time just thinkin', thinkin', thinkin' 'bout you
Every single day, yes I'm really missin', missin' you
And all those things we used to, used to, used to do
Hey girl, what's up? It used to, used to be just me and you

I spend my time just thinkin', thinkin', thinkin' 'bout you
Every single day, yes I'm really missin', missin' you
And all those things we used to, used to, used to do
Hey girl, what's up? Yo? What's up? What's up? What's up?
[1]
Can you meet me halfway, right at the borderline?
That's where I'm gonna wait for you
I'll be lookin' out night and day
Took my heart to the limit, and this is where I stay

Ooh, ooh, I can't go any further than this
Ooh, ooh, I want you so bad, it's my only wish

[2]
Girl, I travel 'round the world and even sail the seven seas
Across the universe, I go to other galaxies
Just tell me where to go, just tell me where you wanna meet
I navigate myself, myself to take me where you be

'Cause girl I want, I, I, I want you right now
I travel uptown, town, I travel downtown
Wanna to have you around, 'round like every single day
I love you alway-way, I'll meet you halfway

Repeat [1]
Let's walk the bridge to the other side, just you and I
(Just you and I)
I will fly, fly the skies for you and I
(For you and I)

I will try until I die for you and I
For you and I, for, for, for you and I
For, for, for you and I, for, for you and I
(For you and I)

Can you meet me halfway? X 4
Meet me halfway, right at the borderline
That's where I'm gonna wait for you
I'll be lookin' out night and day
Took my heart to the limit, and this is where I stay

Ooh, ooh, I can't go any further than this
Ooh, ooh, I want you so bad, it's my only wish X 2

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

All But Just A Dream

I was dreaming of a white Christmas in the snow-capped mountains of Korea - ski lift, hot chocolate, gorgeous threads, a whole lot of laughter after tumbling onto the snow for the millionth time. Sadly, a dream is but just a dream.

Back into the wardrobe the coats, scarves, gloves, ear muffs, boots, and leggings go. :(

Happy Birthday to Jacqueline!

Dear Miss Jacqueline,

It's your birthday and you're not in Singapore. You're in freezing Beijing and ain't heading to a club to celebrate your birthday.

I'll make sure you get a celebration proper when you come back to sunny Singapore!

XO,
Wii

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

I Give Up

When does one say enough is enough? You try but it takes two hands to clap. And instead of a clap, you get a tight slap.

I give up.

Friday, 18 December 2009

Wii Goes Bollywood


Hosted company's Christmas party last night with Mike. We were the quintessential Bollywood power couple. Jai ho~

Whoever said people in the IT industry are all geeks and nerds and don't know how to party should have seen us last night! What a blast! :)

More pictures here and here and here and here.

Friday, 11 December 2009

In KL Again

An extract from the email Wii sent when she arrived in KL.

Hi hi hi!!

Here I am sitting at a friend's place in KL and typing this to you! Literally stepped into the place like 10 min ago!! He's at work so I have the whole place to myself and am thinking of ways to destroy the furniture already. Just for the fun of it, you know...

The journey here has been testing. I am going to regurgitate so much crap you'd most prob fall asleep or send me a parcel of crap in return but still I need it get it out of my system.

I am in KL to meet a few friends who flew in from USA so we can party and hang out. They didn't wanna go to SG (they've been there), and I thought KL isn't that far for me, so why not? I knew I'm heading here this weekend since three months ago but as usual, I sit on my ass and didn't do no nothing about booking any tix. I figured I could just catch a coach up here easily only to find out yesterday that seats can be sold out! So I thought I could then catch a budget flight up here. Turns out, budget flights don't come cheap afterall. Bloody cost an arm and a leg to fly budget these days! 


So last night, I told my friend I won't be coming to KL. Later this morning, I changed my mind. Felt bad about going back on my word at the last minute. So I had a friend (another one) redeem my miles for me on a Singapore Airline flight (I was out of the house and on my way to the airport - you must be confused by now cos I didn't have a ticket yet but I'm not one for details so anyway...) for me to fly out at 12.50pm and guess what? He booked it for the wrong date - 18th instead of 11th. When it rains, it pours, doesn't it? So I called SQ and after an agonising 15 minute, the best thing they could do for me is to put me on the 4.15pm flight, which meant I have to waste a couple hours of my youth, or whatever is left of it, waiting in the airport. And I absolutely hate waiting at the airport. 

I did the next best thing a girl can do. I arrived at the airport at 11.50am, went up the check-in counter, put on my loveliest smile and literally begged the staff to allow me onto the 12.50pm flight. He said no. Then I offered to flash him. Then he said he will check to see what he can do. Of course, I lie. I didn't just offer. I flashed him. Why else would he offer to help? Haha. After a 20 minute discussion with his counterparts, I got what I wanted - a seat on the 12.50pm flight! Woohoo~~ A girl gotta do what a girl gotta do. ;) Up to you to believe that or not.

AND you thought it's a happy ending eh? Not so fast! When it rains, it pours, remember? I arrived at KLIA and took the bus into the city. I paid extra money to have them bring me to the hotel nearest to my friend's place and guess what? The scumbag son-of-a-bitch shooed everyone off the bus at Puduraya and told the passengers to walk to their hotels instead. WTF! I have had one hell of a morning and this happens! This is the one thing I hate about Msia. Scumbags who cheat your money. 


Then it gets better. Since I have no idea where the fuck I was, I hailed a cab and was told the journey is quite a distance away and traffic is bad, so I had to fork out RM10. Turns out, it's just a 5 minute journey. And where the fuck was the traffic jam? Human beings crossing the road DO NOT count as traffic! I want my money back, you scumbag son-of-a-bitch motherfucker cabbie! 

Okay, as you can tell, I get angrier and angrier as I relate more and more of the EXCITING journey to you, so I'd better stop. For these three days, I'm expecting to be cheated of all the Ringgets I have. Not that I have a lot of it left now. RM5 in my wallet. Yes, I travelled to Msia with just RM35 in my pocket.

So hell yeah, I love Malaysia - for all its inefficiency and scumbags. No offence but I'm pretty darn sure none is taken.

Now, back to your email. Singapore's doing well - with fat bonus for the executives and govt at the end of the year. I'm doing just all right. Need to figure a way to land myself an executive or govt for a husband. Haha.

You working full-time!! Imagine that! What has gotten into you? Come to think of it,I don't even see you online anymore. Must be so damn busy at work.

One piece of good news though. I got my driver's licence on Wed! I can finally drive without fear of being caught without a licence. Haha.

I'm going out for some nasi lemak with my RM5 soon. Till we meet/email/chat again~

Best,
W

 
And yet again, Wii does it yet again - not booking ticket well in advance. Gosh, she never learns, does she?

Bonjour!

Bonjour! I went for my first French lesson last night. I think the lesson went a little too fast.

This morning, L (my classmate) text me and said wrong things were taught last night and he'll try to get us a refund.

One lesson and it was Au Revoir! I'm thinking Alliance Francaise now...

Thursday, 10 December 2009

What the Stars Say for 2009


A month-by-month horoscope guide, courtesy of http://horoscope.xaapa.com. Wicked!

JANUARY
LOVE: You’ll see the positive side of things and will feel more serene. Try to devote more time to your partner or you may be reproached.
WORK: You’ll need to make a choice which will have an impact on your future career. The Stars advise you to follow your instincts and inclinations - then things will be fine.
HEALTH: Try to watch what you eat as you risk putting on a little weight.
Wynn: Ah! I did put on quite a bit of weight already! Maybe I should start paying more attention to this horoscope stuff.

FEBRUARY
LOVE: Your self confidence will help your relationship with others. You’ll find a way to improve communication with your partner.
WORK: You will be far too stubborn so control yourself as a superior could reproach you heavily for this.
HEALTH: You are prone to catching a cold, probably due to the way you dress.
Wynn: Haha! Yes, wearing dresses in the 2 degree cold must be why.

MARCH
LOVE: Be careful as others could take advantage of your kindly ways. Your partner’s confusing behavior will worry you.
WORK: Your courage will help you overcome a difficult challenge. Knowing that you love a good challenge, your superior will suggest increasingly difficult/ ambitious tasks. Weigh up carefully the risks and promises.
HEALTH: Take some time for yourself and dedicate some time to things you’ve always wanted to do - this will be an excellent way for you to take your mind off things.
Wynn: Without risk, there is no gain.

APRIL
LOVE: You’ll tend not to boast, even when you achieve commendable things. Involve your partner more in dreaming about a future together.
WORK: You’ll worry at the idea of taking on a new project as you’ll feel you lack the means to do it. However, you’ll get there in the end.
HEALTH: You could be prone to headaches due to excessive mental strain. Go to bed early.
Wynn: All right, so I'm taking on the T&D role for sure.

MAY
LOVE: Faced with your partner’s continual requests, you’ll feel confused. The Stars advise you not to run away - just face up to the situation.
WORK: Change is on the cards. You’ll need to adapt to the new directives so that you don’t hinder the situation.
HEALTH: The Stars suggest you go out with friends to unwind and this will help take your mind off things.
Wynn: Change is constant and I have a jar of pennies to prove it. Okay, that was lame. I like
change. It rejuvenates me.

JUNE
LOVE: Try not to be so stubborn and behave in a more rational way. Don’t hide the truth simply ‘cos you want to avoid an argument with your Partner.
WORK: Your ambition will mean you are pushing yourself to your limits and this will take a great effort. Evaluate just how far you can go or you’ll be disappointed with the results.
HEALTH: High and low temperatures and mood swings aren’t great for your body - try to get a balance.
Wynn: Can't go far. Not with big plans on the plate. I wished I have the drive still. Maybe I should just look towards getting healthy again in July.


JULY
LOVE: You’ll have the right intentions towards your partner but he or she could misunderstand you anyway. Try not to wait for any surprises and focus more on simplicity.
WORK: You’ll be stubborn and will want to do everything your own way. You’ll be loathe to accept advice from others.
HEALTH: Look after yourself a little better, especially your throat as this could give you problems.

Wynn: Turns out, the throat is the least of my problems. Major surgery was on the table.


 AUGUST
LOVE: You’ll realize you’ve found someone who shares the same interests as you. The Stars advise you not to rush things as you usually do.
WORK: Think carefully about a decision if you want to avoid negative consequences. Somebody could take advantage of a moment of uncertainty.
HEALTH: The Stars suggest you take a trip to forget day to day problems which are getting you down.
Wynn: A trip to Bintan really helped!


SEPTEMBER
LOVE: You’ll feel the need to spend more time with friends. You’ll experience a period of monotony and tension with your partner.
WORK: You’ll need someone trustworthy to whom you can delegate part of your job. You are reaching your limit so start teaching someone exactly what you do.
HEALTH: Try to case aside any negative or worrying thoughts. Go ahead with more optimism.
Wynn: Optimistic is my middle name. :)


OCTOBER
LOVE: Your partner will find your behavior irrational and will want an explanation. Before you explain, try to clarify things in your own mind.
WORK: There are heaps of opportunities around but you are still complaining. What you need is the courage to grab them - go for it. Just take the first step and the rest will come naturally.
HEALTH: The Stars suggest you consume more dairy products.
Wynn: I'm grabbing the opportunities and work has been keeping me busy. I'm sure I'll be rewarded at the end. 


NOVEMBER
LOVE: You are afraid you are not worthy of your beloved and won’t act spontaneously. Be more self confident as others will pick up on this.
WORK: Your original ideas will bring brilliant results. Watch out for hidden problems and evaluate carefully the pros and cons.
HEALTH: Try not to lift heavy weights as your spine is very sensitive at the moment.
Wynn: If he's saying I'm not worthy, then there must be some truth in it, no?


DECEMBER
LOVE: You’ll spend a great deal of time on your hobbies but should devote this time to your partner.
WORK: Many positive events. Your intuition will be noticed and you’ll get great satisfaction when you realize just how effective your ideas are.
HEALTH: This is a period of edginess and intolerance. Try not to get down and be more optimistic.

Wynn:Picking up guitar, French and bartending lessons don't take up a lot of time!

What a Good Waste

The tester had kept his tablet-pc even before we were done with the test route. And there could only be two possibilities for that. Either I had accumulated so many points, he'd figured another few more points won't make a difference or I had impressed him tremendously and he'd figured another few more points won't make a difference.

In other words, I passed my driving test with flying colours. So I didn't have to flame the driving school into ashes. What a good waste of my kerosene!

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

What the Stars Say for 9 Dec 2009

The stars say, "Today, you will be over the moon".

There are only two possibilities. One, you passed your driving test and got your drivers licence. Two, you burned the driving school down for failing you on your driving test.

Either way works for me so long I'm over the moon. ;)

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Diamonds

I have a theory. The "big shots" behind all diamond corps are female. Females who have been dumped ruthlessly by their ex-es. That's why they sell the idea of "Diamonds are Forever" to the girls out there. This way, diamonds are sold every single second and the females get to laugh their way to the bank, albeit alone.

Are You a Challenge

Boys likes girls who are a challenge.

"Are you a challenge?" someone asked.

"No, I'm Wynnii" I retorted.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

It's As If

I've been "screaming" about my driving test on msn nick non-stop recently.

"Getting my driver's licence on 9 Dec"
"Getting driving licence in less than a month!"
"8 days to driving test"
and the list goes on...

I have got plenty of "Good luck" wishes and I couldn't be happier.

Today, I received one message that took the cake.

"Ok, congrats in advance!" came the message that brought a smile to my face.

I feel like I have the licence already!

Swimswim Cube?


I came across this and just have to take a picture of it. Don't I know all about this when Swimswim and Swmswim Too were dying on me?

I'm very tempted to get Swimswim Cube. I think I can take better care of Swimswims now - no fishbowl, no overfeeding, no insistence on not getting an air pump for lack of space in the fishbowl and most importantly, no trying to squeeze them so all their bowels can be emptied and not dirty the fishbowl.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Rochester

Even Weihao has been to Rochester! Am I the only one left in Singapore who hasn't gone there for a date!? Aargh. I'm going to Rochester for a date, even if I have to force a stranger to bring me there and I foot the bill.

Already Gone by Kelly Clarkson



Remember all the things we wanted
Now all our memories, they're haunted
We were always meant to say goodbye
Even with our fists held high
It never would have worked out right, yeah
We were never meant for do or die

I didn't want us to burn out
I didn't come here to hurt you now I can't stop

[chorus]
I want you to know
It doesn't matter where we take this road
Someone's gotta go
And I want you to know
You couldn't have loved me better
But I want you to move on
So I'm already gone
[chorus]

Looking at you makes it harder
But I know that you'll find another
That doesn't always make you wanna cry
It started with the perfect kiss then
We could feel the poison set in
"Perfect" couldn't keep this love alive
You know that I love you so
I love you enough to let you go

Repeat [chorus]

I'm already gone, already gone
You can't make it feel right
When you know that it's wrong
I'm already gone, already gone
There's no moving on
So I'm already gone

Ahhhh already gone, already gone, already gone
Ahhhh already gone, already gone, already gone

Remember all the things we wanted
Now all our memories, they're haunted
We were always meant to say goodbye

Repeat [chorus]

I'm already gone, already gone
You can't make it feel right
When you know that it's wrong
I'm already gone, already gone
There's no moving on,
So I'm already gone

Monday, 30 November 2009

Are You the Next Lucky Birthday Girl/Boy?

It's been a while since a birthday celebration and I'm getting bored of the no wild celebration situation. Whose birthday is coming up soon??? I wanna paint the town red!

Then again, do I need a reason to party?

Kids@Work


Kids ran amok in the office on 25 Nov - all 54 of them.

I was taking charge of 23 kids, making sure they were entertained and fed.

Colleague: You got along very well with the kids!
Wii: Only when it's come to playtime.

Wii didn't want to add that she's a big kid herself and thus, will have no issue with understanding what makes a kid happy - happy meal, presents, lots of snacks and cartoons.

Look at Antoine working hard at answering phone calls. Of course we made the kids work - we won't say no to free labour! Haha.

Sunday, 29 November 2009

A Year Down The Road

It sounds so cliche but time really flies by in a blink of an eye. It's been a year since Mummy took her last breath with us at her bedside. Two weeks of non-stop crying and praying and hoping and pleading didn't work, and she left without saying goodbye.

With a last-minute request, Weihao came through (like he always does) and fetched Owen, Anmari and I to "visit" Mummy at Choa Chua Kang Columbarium. The columbarium was very empty today. No pun intended.

Weihao: This is quite a good place to hang out.
Wii: Do you know how morbid that sounds?

Only Weihao can come up with such idea. But I guess the "occupants" won't mind the company.

I do miss her but I know she's in a better place now. I don't wanna send everyone into a panic when they read this (especially you, E), but I do cry sometimes when I think of her. The tears flow uncontrollably and thankfully, this usually happens when I'm home. When the tears dry, I say to myself "She led a good life" and a faint smile will spread across my face. Wherever mummy is now, she'll be very pleased to know that Owen has grown up to be the man she would be proud of.

Now, you (yes, you in front of the screen) go make tea for your mum who has worked tirelessly to take care of your every need.

PS: Weihao, thanks for the ride and the educational talk on the "secrets" of the military. You know now that the military is after you right?

Saturday, 28 November 2009

The Stars Are Not Saying Much

Usually, at the beginning of each month, I will message a few people or one person and have them choose numbers corresponding to the numbers of days that month has. Then, I will post what the stars say on the chosen dates. No idea why I didn't do it for Nov. Maybe I didn't feel particularly close to anyone this month?

Source of Misery

My left shoulder has been aching for the past couple of days and the ache has turned into pain. I have finally identified the source of this misery. It's the guitar! I was carrying it around for a good 30 minutes on Tuesday night.

The things I do for the things I do. Damnit.

Forget the Mistake

When you make a mistake, forget the mistake but not the lesson.

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Quote a Quote

Came across this quote online "Just because someone doesn't love you the way you want them to, it doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have". 

Everyone has their own idea of what love is, right? The next time you wonder if your significant other loves you, just remember he or she may be loving you in his or her own little ways.

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Countdown to D-day

In less than a month, Wii is getting her driver's licence!

I didn't write much about the driving lessons but I clocked 38 hours behind the wheels from 19 Sept to 14 Oct. That's an average of 12 hours/week. I don't even put that much hours into my studies!

The roads of the world awaits my arrival in a stick shift~

The legal arrival. ;)

Friday, 20 November 2009

Penguins Are Friends, Not Food!


An idiot who shall remained unnamed sent this over, thinking I'd appreciate the fact that leopard seals are making friends with human beings. Penguins are the friends, NOT seals!

I need a bowl of eternal happiness now! And I'd better not let Linguinii see this video...

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Vegas in 2012

When I watched 2012 (the movie), it's amazing how I can recognise the damaged buildings of Vegas as they fall apart and into the cracks of the Earth's crust.

"That's the Wynn! And that's Caesar's palace!" I cried out in the theatre.

Oh, how I miss Vegas and great ol' USA.

She'd Be Proud

Ben said Mummy would be proud of me. I didn't realised I have mentioned her at least a million times during the course of these couple of days.

It's 29 Nov soon, I guess that's why.

A Bowl of Eternal Happiness

I believe I have found the recipe to eternal happiness.
  1. Add one part Honey Os
  2. Add one part Frosties
  3. Add two parts fresh milk
  4. Stir mix gently for 10 seconds
Voila, recipe for eternal happiness!

Monday, 16 November 2009

Speaking of Death

A certain someone close to me has been talking about death non-stop. He has been feeling ill for a couple of weeks and when I suggested a visit to the doc, he resisted the idea as if the act of visiting the doc is death itself.

"Then what are you going to do?" I asked.
"Wait for death lor", came the reply.

I hate to have to listen people talk like this. These people clearly have no idea what's death or what it meant to lose someone close to them, which is why they can only talk shit. Death is no joking matter and life's too short to be kidding about such things. If you don't give a shit about feelings of the people around you having to listen to such depressing talk, I'd suggest you to zip it. And talk is cheap. Have some balls to do something about it.

Only boys can be this stupid.

Saturday, 14 November 2009

But I've Got Balls

Overheard over a Indian lunch of yellow rice, spicy chicken, some suspicious-looking unspicy mutton and really spicy prawns...
 
Ben: It's difficult to explain to you because you don't have testicles.
Wii: I don't have testicles but I have balls. *wink*

PS: Nope, the food had nothing to do with the conversation but I thought I'd make the conversion a little spicier. Haha.

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Speak Perfectly

I think I can speak pretty perfect Bahasa Melayu and Bahasa Indonesia now after a trip to Penang/Langkawi and Jakarta/Bandung in two consecutive weeks.

Nasi Lemak, Mee Rebus, Mee Soto, Soto Ayam, Gado gado, Ikan... The list goes on. :)

The most important of all - Saya tak tahu.

All Well's That Ends Well

.
So I arrived in Jakarta in the morning of 7th with no plans, no contacts, no accommodation (I can just imagine the look on E's face when he reads this. He must be panicking on my behalf. He used to tell me "I'm concerned that you're not concerned". I believed he still thinks of me as a little kid, which I am at heart but not physically. One can only yearn for eternal youth but I digress).

I tried to look for accommodation online but my laptop had to die on me at this critical moment. I thought the four-leaf clover is supposed to make me super lucky? I almost slammed the ThinkPad on the floor but then recalled that it won't do any good cos the hard disk will be able withstand the impact but I'll have to explain to the IT dept why the screen is cracked.

I then decided I should just head to Bandung and not have to wake up at an ungodly hour the next morning to rush to Bandung. I paid Rp100,000 for a mini-van ride (which departed at 1pm) and three hours later, I stepped foot on Bandung. Upon recommendation by a staff at the terminal (note that the word "terminal" is used loosely here cos the terminal is really just a small little office), I checked myself into a hotel/residence called Cherry Homes which is not exactly a proper hotel. Well, for Rp188,000, I get a pretty clean room and my own bathroom, so I'm not complaining. But I'm definitely looking forward to my stay at Sheraton from tomorrow night onwards.

After dropping my barang (I'm tempted to type "parang") in the room, I decided to head out. Not knowing what I could do, I asked for recommendations by the hotel staff. They suggested I visit Paris van Java, which is supposedly an outlet mall. Seeing as the sun is about to set soon and I have no other plans, a visit to the mall sounds good, although I wasn't planning to shop. Turns out Paris van Java is a really nice mall and I loved the many lovely outdoor restaurants that lined one end of the mall. The weather in Bandung is much cooler due to its geographical location - it's in a Valley - and I can imagine myself hanging out in the alfresco dining area with my friends at Paris van Java, trying out a different restaurant every week.

After wandering around the mall for two hours or so, I met up with L (Vienna was so worried about me not knowing a single soul and pulled all stops to put me in contact with her friend, L - who wishes to remain anonymous).

A snippet of our conversation in the hour-long crazy traffic jam.
L: Are you here alone?
Wii: Yes, alone for two days before my colleagues arrive on Mon.
L: You're very brave. My Singaporean friends never dared to come here alone.
Wii: Hmm... I don't feel unsafe at all. The people here are quite friendly.
L: Also, my Singaporean friends usually hold onto the seatbelt when they are on the roads.
Wii: What? Why?
L: Because they are scared of the traffic here.
Wii: Traffic is a little crazy here but you're driving and you know the roads here, so I'm not worried. (Just as I was saying this, two crazy riders came too close for comfort beside the car. I wonder how many accidents there are a day.)
L (asking for the 3rd time): Okay, are you sure you want to eat roadside stores? My Singaporean friends usually won't want to eat at such places. I don't want you to get sick and miss your meeting
Wii (chuckling): Yes, I really wanna try some local food at those stores. Now that you think I'm brave enough to come here along, I'd be brave enough to eat at such places. Don't worry. I won't hold you responsible if I get sick from the food.

Upon my insistence, L brought me to an area near Braga for dinner. I had some Ayam Soto and fried tofu with sweet sauce. Then we had dumplings in ginger soup for dessert. The ginger soup brought back plenty of childhood memories of mummy preparing this dish when the weather turned cold.

After dinner, we make our way to Ciwalk to catch Astroboy the movie. It was a premier theatre and it's similar to our Gold Class theatre here. You get your own reclining seat and your mineral water come served on a silver platter. Pull the drawer next to you out and voila, you get your own blanket. Now, I really understand the appeal of business class air travel. No wonder they named coach as cattle class

Guess what? I actually woke up to have breakfast. I'm guessing it's because of the time difference (Bandung is an hour behind SG) and thus, waking up at 9.30am (SG time) means I'm in time for breakfast in Indonesia!

After breakfast, I made my way to Sheraton and was pretty pleased with my huge-ass room and bathroom. I can't wait to watch the match of the season later that night, Man U vs Chelsea on the huge-ass telly.

A check with the concierge revealed I don't have enough time to visit the volcano crater. It was also too expensive for me to head up to the crater alone. That was a disappointment! I had planned to ride a horse up the crater and take some nice pictures of me jumping at the crater. Next time, perhaps.

In the late morning, I paid a visit to the hotel L is working at. It's a really odd to see a modern, glass-facade tall building alongside a row of dilapidated buildings. I love the executive suite with its own dining area, mini kitchen, and of course, the outdoor balcony - the perfect place for a gathering with lots of booze! Very frou frou~

After the visit, L brought me a the Nanny's Pavillion for a late lunch. It's a cosy little eatery which exudes lots of old-school charm. With its painted rattan chairs, vintage teacups hanging off wall-hooks and oh-so-cute menu, I can't help but fall in love with this place. My chocolate ice-cream waffles and chocolate milkshake makes me a very happy Wii for the rest of the day.

L then dropped me off at the real outlet malls and I spent the next hour being bored by the lousy fashion and retail offering. I just am not into shopping anymore. So I decided to pamper myself a little and went for a massage. The coconut milk and lemongrass body scrub left me smelling perfect for the day. I went back to the hotel and after a change of clothes, I'm out again!

This time, I'm having dinner at Blind Restaurant @ Ciwalk with Dimaz. This is a concept restaurant and the concept is to have customers eat in pitch-blackness. The idea behind it is that with all distractions and attacks on our sensory system in today's busy life, one forget to savour the food we put into our mouths, so by eating in the dark, and thereby, taking away our sense of sight (which is the most depended sense), we are forced to use and focus on our other senses. 

Before we were led into the dining room on the second floor, we were instructed to remove all mobile phones, watches and illuminating objects. Then we were led into a very, very, very dark corridor and into a very, very, very dark room. We had to place our hands onto the shoulders of the person in front of us and walked very, very, very slowly to the seats. 

Silly Wii realised she made a very silly mistake of ordering chicken chop with mushroom sauce - she can't possibly touch the food with her bare hands and thus, have to poke at the food blindly! No pun intended. Surprisingly, she managed to finish her chicken chop, fries and managed to avoid the carrots altogether! The waiter confirmed this. Blind or not, she ain't putting no veggies in her system!

I loved the experience and the concept of this place. I could really taste the saltiness of the mushroom sauce and slightly burnt chicken skin. On top of that, the blind get employment opportunities. How cool is that! 

One thing though, we went into and left the dining room without a chance to see how the room looked like. I could have been eating with cockroaches running around my feet for all I know...

After dinner, Dimaz took me on a mini tour of Bandung, where I saw the Museum of African Conference, hotel where Charlie Chaplin once stayed, very retro train tracks and some other buildings. He said my trip is complete since I have a picture of me in front of the museum. Yeah!

After that, it was back to the hotel for the match of the season. Dimaz is a huge Chelsea fan and you can imagine the tension between the both of us when we watched Man U and Chelsea in action. After a humiliating defeat and Dimaz' non-stop gloating, I kicked him out of the hotel room at 2am in the morning (not literally, of course). 

Look at the view outside my balcony! I met up with Dimaz after training and we headed to a cozy little bar for a drink with his friends. Dimaz is convinced that all Chinese know Kungfu and are very familiar with the culture of Chinese zombies. He wants me to write him a yellow tailsmen for protection. In blood, no less.

After that, we headed to town for a game of pool. It's interesting how whenever I meet new friends, I somehow end up playing pool with them. It happened in Australia, KL, Singapore and now, Bandung.

Good thing I can hold my own against the boys. ;)

Dimaz sent me back to the hotel on a 100km/hr motorbike ride on the bumpy roads of Bandung and  I'm convinced I wanna get my rider's licence after my driver's licence. 

While at dinner @ The Valley, I had some insightful chat with my colleagues and it's nice to know all of us have connected over the course of a short few days and are 

Dinner was followed by a night of merry-making @ a bar named Cloud 9 with my colleagues to mark the end of our 3-day training event (on the next day). I am overjoyed that I laid my hands on two Indonesian Cola bottles! I've been trying to buy them off the street vendors but none are too willing to sell me. 

I'm not telling how much we've had to drink that night but let's just say, I broke my personal record of 4 tequila shots. And there were some very discriminating pictures of everyone!


I had so much fun interacting with and getting to know my Indonesian colleagues over the course of three days. Most of the time, I don't understand what they are saying in Bahasa Indonesia but they still make me laugh my guts out! I know I'm going to miss them when I'm back in SG.
On Thursday morning, I went into our Jakarta office after a good night's rest at Intercon Jakarta. Another huge-ass room and a huge-ass bed and a huge-ass bedroom. Seriously, do I need all this space?

After lunch, it started to pour cats and dogs and soon, the roads were flooded. In Singapore, when one says the roads are flooded, he meant the water level is ankle deep. In Jakarta, when one says the roads are flooded, he meant the water level is KNEE DEEP. I wished I was able to capture some pictures of that through the car window but visibility was very poor and I most certainly don't want rain flooding the car if I were to wind the window down. Good thing the expressway was not flooded too badly or I won't have made my flight back to Singapore. But I'm not complaining if I didn't make it. Haha. 

Note:  There are so many things I want to do but didn't get a change to - ride a horse up to the volcano, ride on the green bus and shout "kiri kiri", eat at Macas, visit the strawberry farm. I'm so going back to Bandung to get these done!

PS: I think this is the first time in a long time that I've typed so much about a trip. :)

Monday, 9 November 2009

You'd Better Not Be a Chelsea Fan

Watching Man U lose to our archenemy in the comfort of a Sheraton suite doesn't make it any comforting at all. Boo.

I'm kicking the next Chelsea fan I meet.

Friday, 6 November 2009

I Think I've Just Become Crazier

I'm flying out to Jakarta tomorrow morning with no plans, no contacts, no accommodation booked. I think I've became just that bit crazier.

Wait, I do have a plan! I am going to Bandung to drink bandung. The question is really "How to get to Bandung..."

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

Missed lunch bus. Headed to hair salon instead. Half an inch. Snip. One inch. Snip snip. Five inches. Snip snip snip.

I thought I said one inch? I don't remember the last time my hair was this short!

People are consoling me by saying I look "fresh". Does that mean I looked "preserved" previously?

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Wii Rocks On

First guitar lesson today and I attended without a guitar. I am thinking if I can rock it out on Guitar Hero, it shouldn't be too difficult or too different from me rocking it out on a real guitar.

Wii will, Wii will rock you~ Wahaha...

Eight Crazy Girls over Five Crazy Days


 
Selamat Datang to Penang!
Penang Hill funicular ride reminds me of  Barcelona's. Temporary henna tattoo for the summer love that won't last (read below). Foggy view of the city didn't impress. Just as was the lunch at Ayar Itam.
Two hour journey to firefly tour operator has our butts hurting from the 1½ hr bus ride. Being able to hold a firefly in my palm - priceless. Disappointing supper at Gurney Drive. I thought Penang was a food paradise?
Highlight of the day - Fucking pigeon pooped its whole intestines on my dress. I hereby swear to eat more roasted pigeon in vengeance. Another reason to visit Annie in HK. (If only Annie had flown in to join us for this trip...)



 
Selamat Datang to Langkawi!
Too early ferry ride to Langkawi (Joey and I suspected the ride was timed to arrive when the lousy movie ended). Why do I have to wake up so early when I'm on vacation?!
Long trek up Seven Wells waterfall for a splashing good time. When the girls wanted to visit the waterfall, I'd thought they meant "arrive, take a million pictures, leave". They were thinking "arrive, go into the water, take a million pictures, leave". Well, not quite on the same page...
Cable car ride which didn't scare the wits out of me despite being 600 feet above sea level. Level up for me. Woohoo~ Segway all the way! It's just like driving - too easy. I really, really, really want a Segway! Joey, Ying, Weihao, are you listening? Sunset cruise and I'm inspired to get my boating licence. Loving the colourful ensemble of the ladies. Look at Yvonne's Jetstar-worthy jump! And I was really steering the yacht! I was asking the captains where the sharks were (wanted to bring the yacht there) cos the girls were in the water. Hee.

I have a fear of heights but I love ferris wheels, hot air balloons and cable cars (Joey would call it "fan jian"). I decided to try my hands on something else - parasailing. Yvonne and I don't know how to swim and we felt like we are falling into the water every other second (again, Joey would call it "fan jian"). A visit to the rice museum has Joey becoming a farmer and we'll get free rice for the year! Four-leaf clover is going to make me lucky again. Yeah yeah yeah~
 
Selamat Datang back to Penang!
Dao Sau Piar hunt across Penang has got me caught up in the buying frenzy! Finally tasted some good ol' Penang laksa on this non-stop eating trip. Love lane for the two lovers pretending to be very much in love. ;)


Ahhh, eight crazy girls over five crazy days... Let's do it again again!

Sunday, 1 November 2009

NoOoOoOOooOOoOOOOOOOOooOOOooOOOo!!!

My Tibidabo watch fell onto the ground and nOOOOOOOOooOOooOOOoooOOOOOOoooO!!! *wails* I wanna go back to Barcelona to buy another!!!


One Lucky Girl Turns Unlucky

Remember what I wrote about me being lucky? Turns out, I AM truly lucky!

I received a pair of tickets to Victor/Victoria in the mail and was jumping for joy! I had wanted to buy tickets to this show way back in July but Joey stopped me. She said something along the lines of "You're getting from bad to worse, Wii. You should see a doc about your obsession with buying tickets before having company for shows!" (But I know she still loves me.)

I was just going to pencil the show into my cal when I realised the tickets are for 11 Nov - I'LL BE AWAY ON MY BIZ TRIP!

It's like deja vu! I got tickets to Hossan Leong last month and I had to go for driving lesson. I sent Ying and Joey along for the show. I got tickes to Victor/Victoria and I had to go for biz trip. I am sending Chewy and Alex along for the show.

People around me are going to the shows I want to go on my very behalf. Don't I feel generous? 

Now, I feel I am unluckily lucky. Boo.


Wednesday, 28 October 2009

American Ballet Company


I watched ballet last night. Before you say "Not again" and move on to your next tab for what-you-think-is-more-interesting porn, read on...

I watched ballet with Lee Hsien Loong last night. That got your attention, didn't it?

I know, who cares about the ballet if the costumes do not excite?

If you really have to and wanna know, Sinatra Suite was a crowd favourite with its ingenuity. I can imagine myself seated comfortably in a lush red velvet cushion armchair in a smoke-filled salsa club, with a cigar in one hand and a glass of scotch in the other, enjoying the two lovelorn dancers' bickers and lovesickness. Paloma Herrera & Sascha Radetsky made me almost wished that I have a Latin lover.

It's nice to finally see some Asian faces on an international ballet stage. Mizuko Ueno was every bit the Sleeping Beauty princess with her bejewelled crown and Oscar-worthy smile. Having said that, I feel she did Carmen no justice. The sultriness, passion and sensualness were simply lacking in her moves.

Iana Salenko and Marian Walter exuded such perfect chemistry performing Not Anymore that I had my eyes intensely glued on them. The unbutton shirts, tousled hair and grovelling had the audience wolf whistling and for a moment, I forgot it's ballet.

But I sure didn't forget that I had the Prime Minister for company.

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

What the Stars Say for 27 Oct 2009

The stars say, "Get ready to have a great day! There's a lot of good energy circulating around you".

Maria Pages Turns a New Page

When the curtains lifted, I saw some huge jersey curtains draped across the stage. "What is going on?" I thought. Before I had any chance to guess, they came onto the stage.

The global economic crisis has hit everyone and the arts industry isn't spared. Maria Pages' company must have affected as well because a crew of 20 is reduced to a mere two - Maria and Sidi. With two, what can we expect?

The subdued, controlled dance steps of Maria brought us back to basic. Last year, it was about pleasing the audience. This year, it's about new discoveries. It's not about fanciful footwork but footwork itself. The dance steps were mellow but very evolved. Strangely, how did the pair of sneakers on Sidi find their way on the same stage with a flamenco dance performance?

Then it's dance meets visual art when Sidi worked magic with his hands with amazing sand drawings! He started off with Adam and Eve, and then moved on to everything else. There was a good question about 911 - "?" literally.

A low-lying light with a jersey-silk screen projected larger-than-life images which is very a la project runway. With clever light and curtains placement, one dancer become three. Ingenious!

Suddenly, dance is not simply dance anymore.

If you walked into a Maria Pages performance expecting Maria Pages, you'll be sorely disappointed. Just like I was on Friday. But that doesn't mean I'm disappointed with the performance, I was delighted to see something different, although I do miss the energetic flamenco dance moves.

Maria Pages has turned a new page. No pun intended.


Sunday, 25 October 2009

Boy Toy Gone Bad

In a different room at a frequented watering hole on the same Friday night, Joey and I were trying to ration our $50 cash very carefully.

Overheard at the bar...
Wii (to Joey): What do you want to drink?
Joey (almost rolling her eyes): What can we buy with $50?
Wii (to waitress): How much does a jug of Long Island cost?
Waitress: $58.
Wii (cursing under her breath for not having enough money and almost tempted to ask the waitress if she would consider taking $50 for the jug since Wii is sorta regular at this particular club and should really be entitled to certain privileges, no?): How much does a jug of Whisky Green Tea cost then?
Waitress: $26.80.
Wii (delighted at her consumer's surplus): One Whisky Green Tea, please.

Let me backtrack a little to explain how Joey and I managed to get ourselves into such a predicament...

While depositing our bags into the lockers, Joey and I were contemplating how much money was a good amount to bring along. "I'm not going to drink a lot" I promptly declared as I was resolved to stick to my two-drink rule (which was, however, later thrown out of the window cos I got bored -- I'll come back to that later). Joey was very hesitant about just having $50 cash but she went along with it. And that explains why Wii was almost squealing with delight when she heard the price of the Whisky Green Tea. Gosh, that sounded pathetic, doesn't it? But really, do I care?

Anyway, some 25-minutes later, I was bored to death trying to figure out if a certain girl dancing on the platform is truly a girl or girl-in-question. Also, it doesn't help that there weren't any lookers in a far-too-young crowd. On top of everything, the DJ could do with a change of CDs. (I daresay Jessica's dad has a more awesome playlist in his iPod. Jessica's dad is one cool dude who used to watch SATC and I can just imagine Jess' jaw dropping when she reads this.)

When Jac arrived to join us an hour later, we headed to the dance floor, and my my, do we spot a familiar face. Joey and I gave each other a knowing look accompanied with a grin and mouthed the same words in sync. I heard someone call out "Wifey" and next thing I knew, I was being pulled away. Then I found myself in the arms of infamous Boy Toy, and am staring right into the face which escaped a tight slap some weeks back. The night was about to take an interesting twist...

Boy Toy: Wifey, I haven't seen you in a while.
Wii: So who's that girl you're with?
Boy Toy: Just a friend.
Wii: Just a friend. Is that what you tell people what I am as well?
Boy Toy: No. So what have you been up to?
Wii: Same old. Work and stuff. So what no good have you been up to?
Boy Toy: Just travelling.
Wii: Hopefully, not to Greece without me*.
Boy Toy: I thought we were going to Paris!
Wii: Nope. Anyway, I need to get back to my friends.

It appears that I have a habit of walking away from Boy Toy. Treat them mean and keep them keen. ;)

I headed back to a table where I started chatting with a guy friend who popped his St James cherry. (For the uninitiated, it means it's his first time at St James.) Out of nowhere, I saw a shadow beside me.

Boy Toy (to my friend): Excuse me. Are you her boyfriend? I'm her husband.
Wii went GASPED! Boy Toy should thank God that he didn't have to leave St James in an ambulance for Wii wasn't holding a beer mug in her hand.

I can't believe the audacity of Boy Toy!

Then again, wasn't it his impertinentness that snagged him my digits in the first place? I wasn't in the mood for any unremitting teasing and also, my ride home had arrived. So, I left St James, leaving everyone to wonder why Wii didn't go back home with her husband...

On a relevant note, this song comes into mind when Boy Toy is around.

*Greece seems kinda a stale joke but still, it tickles a few funny bones.

Third Time's the Charm

When Joey asked on Friday "Where's your Rochester date?", little did she know that I actually had one planned for the following day but not wanting to jinx it, I said nothing. Turns out, it wouldn't have made any difference. Rochester went poof again! I had even picked out some gorgeous threads (read: strapless multi-colour chiffon dress with underbust sash) for the long awaited dinner.

And there I was thinking third time's the charm!

Friday, 23 October 2009

What the Stars Say for 23 Oct 2009

The stars say, "Your subconscious is doing you a favor by looking at the same things in a new way".

Dear Subconscious, 

Different perspective doesn't necessarily make it better, you know?

W

The subconscious is very conscious that in five months' time, everything WILL be different.

We Have Less Than 500 Days of Summer

Movie. 500 Days of Summer. Roles turned. Boy wants commitment. Girl wants freedom. Boy falls mistake of falling in love with Girl. Girl makes mistake of...

No, girls make no mistakes! Yes, I insist. You're not a girl, what do you know?

Some of my fav lines from "This is a story of boy meets girl, but you should know upfront, this is not a love story".

Tom: What happens when you fall in love?
Summer: You believe in that?
Tom: It's love, it's not Santa Claus.


Summer: We've been like Sid and Nancy for months now.
Tom: Summer, Sid stabbed Nancy, seven times with a kitchen knife, I mean we have some disagreements but I hardly think I'm Sid Vicious.
Summer: No I'm Sid.
Tom: Oh, so I'm Nancy...
[Pancakes arrive]
Summer: Let's just eat and we'll talk about it later. Mmm, that is good, I'm really glad we did this. I love these pancakes... what?
[Tom gets up and walks away from the table]
Summer: Tom, don't go! You're still my best friend!


Summer: You weren't wrong, Tom. You were just wrong about me...



We have less than 500 days of Summer left so let's make it count.

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

He Is Not a Conductor. I Am Not a Musician.

 When Sistic sent over a pair of free Xavier Le Roy's $15-a-pop Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring) tickets, I didn't think much of it because it was to be held in the Studio Theatre. I thought to myself that if this show ain't good enough for the main theatre, it can't be too good. I did not read up on reviews or even the synopsis of the performance for I had very low expectations.


Before anyone says anything, do remember low expectation is not necessarily a bad thing for any pleasantness is a bonus. I remember not too long ago while at an extended stay a certain medical centre, I had an unexpected visitor and I felt a rush of ataraxia. Then again, it could really just be the morphine.

But back to what I set out to write about, shall we?

Ten minutes into 8pm, I was getting impatient. "How could they start a 45-min show late?" I said absently while glancing at my watch. Suddenly, the lights dimmed, the audience silenced, and a lone man walked to the middle of the bare stage. Then it begin -- the expansion of the boundaries of what my little brain had thought was dance. Xavier, the faux conductor, had engaged the audience to be faux musicians. With that, he allowed me to see musical notes dancing in the air with his movements. When his fingers "opened", I saw blooming of roses. When his fingers "listened", I heard whispers of the wind. When his body "jumped", I saw the flames of the fire.

I forgot big surprises come in small packages. I ain't no art connoisseur and sometimes, words fail me. That's why you'd have to watch this video to fully appreciate it.



On a separate note, I wonder if Lan Shui caught the performance. If he did, will he be inspired to do the same? Maybe then I might be a bigger fan of SSO - not that Lan Shui'd care anyway.

What the Stars Say for 20 Oct 2009

The stars say, "A business-related problem seems big at first, but you'll quickly see the answer".

Business-related? Are the stars referring to the 2-for-1 hitman promotion? I know! I should just take up the offer! Who knows when I might need to engage another hitman?

I Don't Understand

Why does it take 16 min for me to reach Woodlands from Yio Chu Kang but 17 min for me to reach Yio Chu Kang from Woodlands on the train? It just doesn’t make sense.

Wii Goes Missing

Couple of reasons why I haven't been spilling the beans on the mundane details of my oh-so-interestingly-uninteresting life to evoke so much as a bout of laughter from you the oh-that-much-more-interestingly-uninteresting reader.

1. The wireless modem at home is down down down, just like the USD.
2. I'm buried under a landslide worth of work, just like Jalan Anak Bukit after the storm.
3. I'm still not in the pink of health with nose still congested, just like the morning traffic on CTE.

I'm sure these are not reason enough for you and thus, explains this post.

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Hotel and B/F

Jaslynn wrote "Package: RM191 with no dinner. Only hotel & b/f".

Hotel and boyfriend! I'll take one of that can't-be-missed package, please. In fact, I'll take two. Just in case the first b/f is not to my taste (ALL puns intended). *whips out credit card*

She Says I Say You Say

Sissy says, "The photos from the F1 concert look great!"
I say, "The people are gorgeous so the photos turn out great".

You say shameless. I say immodest.

9 Dec 2009

9 Dec 2009 - That shall be the day Wynnii gets her driver's licence. :)

Yes, W can foretell future now. 

Saturday, 10 October 2009

What the Stars Say for 10 Oct 2009

The stars say, "Somebody in your neighborhood might have a teeny freak out over something silly".

But I know nobody from my hood...

Bumps on My Humps

Fanny is not happy, to say the least. There is a bump on each, ermm, hump. She is unappreciative of the fact that she was again being abused by two jabs yesterday.

It’s not meant to be funny but I’m sure you got a good laugh out of it.

Friday, 9 October 2009

What the Stars Say for 9 Oct 2009

The stars say, "That chore you're avoiding only seems endless. Once you start, you'll be half done".

Chores! I hate chores!

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

What the Stars Say for 7 Oct 2009

The stars say, "Communication's more than words; gestures and body language convey a lot".

Collide by Howie Day




The dawn is breaking
A light shining through
You're barely waking
And I'm tangled up in you
Yeah

But I'm open, you're closed
Where I follow, you'll go
I worry I won't see your face
Light up again

Even the best fall down sometimes
Even the wrong words seem to rhyme
Out of the doubt that fills my mind
I somehow find, you and I collide

I'm quiet, you know
You make a first impression
I've found I'm scared to know
I'm always on your mind

Even the best fall down sometimes
Even the stars refuse to shine
Out of the back you fall in time
You somehow find, you and I collide

Don't stop here
I've lost my place
I'm close behind

Even the best fall down sometimes
Even the wrong words seem to rhyme
Out of the doubt that fills your mind
You finally find, you and I collide

You finally find 
You and I collide
You finally find
You and I collide