Today, however, we're back to square one. Is the head clouded by the meds?
Friday, 31 July 2009
Stalker dear: We can come and sneak you out. We'll be in Orchard, very near to where you are. And we can drop you off on the way home. But I have no idea to get you back into the hospital.
Wii: I don't have to sneak out. I can actually go out, you know, Stalker dear.
Doc: No, it's much bigger.
Wii: Like two to three times bigger?
Doc: About four to five times.
I swore I almost fainted after I hear that. How could it be four to five times bigger than it is on the pic and be inside of me all these while!!
I am very tempted to post pictures...
HOLD ON A MINUTE!!
Why are Jac and Jas coming along for trip, Stalker dear?? On top of that, there are no ferris wheel in Penang and Langkawi. It was meant to be a special trip for just the both of us, ain't it? You have 48 hours to come up with the perfect explanation and present it in a 10-page powerpoint slide-deck to me, Stalker dear. Yes, I will not accept anything less than a 10-page powerpoint deck.
Why do I have this feeling Stalker dear is cheating on me right in front of my eyes?
Thursday, 30 July 2009
A couple of weeks ago I met a young gal, W, my friend’s niece. W was interested in chatting with me about her upcoming travels to Europe and India. She told me about her open-ended plans to travel the world and asked if I had any advice.
“How old are you?” I asked.
“Seventeen. You’re going to tell me not to go, aren’t you?”
“Nope. I’m just going to suggest you be careful.”
The “problem” with W is that she’s gorgeous. She turns heads when she walks in the room. But not in a I-know-I’m-hot kind of way. More in a, I’m-a-little-shy-but-I’m-really-eager-to-learn-all-about-the-world kind of way. She wants to chat with everyone and everyone wants to chat with her.
And it’s this naivete that has me most concerned. Continue reading at Pretty Young Thang - Wanderlust and Lipstick (Posted using ShareThis)
I'm glad Beth didn't tell W not to go. This makes me that much more resolute to fulfill my dream. :)
Note: I'm not the W in question. I ain't blonde right.
Monday, 27 July 2009
Okay, I admit. I always over-pack. But you must already know that. As a former Girl Guide, I live by the motto "Be Prepared". Therefore, I can't help but bring everything that I will need, I shall need, I might need, and I could possibly, just in case, need. And then some more. It's a decree by the GG bible! Surely, you are not asking me to turn my back against that!
At last count, I have two dresses, three long sleeve tees, one short sleeve tee, one sleeveless tee, two pj sleeping pants, one pair of sleep slippers, one cardigan, one sweater, one pair of 3/4 slacks, one towel and many sets of lingerie. On top of these, I have a shoe box worth of toiletries which consists, but not limited to, two bottles of shampoo, two bottles of bath foam, one bottle of hair conditioner, two bottles of body lotion, one toothbrush, one toothpaste, one nasal spray, one facial cleanser, contact lenses, two packets of wet tissue paper, one packet of tissue paper. I think I'm going to throw a box of tissue paper in the luggage bag, just in case.
I still need to bring my mobile phone and phone charger, laptop and charger and Linguinii. How am I to squeeze everything in the luggage!? At least I get an additional handbag as carry-on when I fly. A flight ticket to the hospital.. I am seriously considering that.
I'm the worst packer. But at least I can say "I'm Prepared".
Stalkee dear wants to go Lombok. Stalker dear wants to go Bali. Lombok and Bali are almost next to each other but they are not meant to be.
So Stalkee dear has decided that they shall go to wherever there is a ferris wheel. Myanmar seems to be the chosen place.
Sunday, 26 July 2009
Saturday, 25 July 2009
Till you realised you are looking at the exploitation of people, especially girls.
Money can buy you sex. That's for sure. But money can't buy you no love. Is that what the show is trying to tell?
You can try to play god. That's for sure. But you can't try to be god. Or this is what the show is trying to tell?
This show reminds me of Gattaca. Each of us could have been born perfect. Then again, who would have any idea what perfection is if everyone falls in the same category?
Friday, 24 July 2009
Thursday, 23 July 2009
Wednesday, 22 July 2009
To cut the long story short, it involves foreplay, rough play, manoeuvring some difficult positions, lots of sweat and climax. I'm talking about a soccer game. What were you thinking!
From the west coast of Ireland to the mysterious landscapes of central eastern Europe, we have picked 10 of our favorite destinations throughout Europe which are off the beaten path. Visit for yourself and you’ll be pleased with what you discover... Continue reading at Ten Off the Beaten Path Places to Visit in Europe (Posted using ShareThis)
On these places go onto my to-visit list for my round the world trip! Woohoo~
Tuesday, 21 July 2009
Monday, 20 July 2009
It doesn't matter whether the economy is making you pick the car over the plane, or that you just really like driving through this wonderful country - everyone needs some time away from home, and taking the car is a fantastic way to see more than you can from 35,000 feet... Continue reading at 10 gadgets to make your road trip more enjoyable | Gadling.com (Posted using ShareThis)
I am loving the HiGear TravelRest pillow, BlueAnt S1 carkit, Kensington Auto/Air power inverter with USB and Google Latitude. They would come in very handy for my Australia road trip next year!
Sunday, 19 July 2009
1. deceitfulness in speech or conduct; speaking or acting in two different ways concerning the same matter with intent to deceive; double-dealing.
2. a twofold or double state or quality
Source: Dictionary.com Unabridged
The movie's non-linear, cross-referencing cinematography, with multiple flash-backs, might be confusing at first but once you peel the layers off the onion, the film is essentially about trust. Julia and Clive lived in a world of deceit and thus, it takes the world of them to attempt to trust each other. And what happens when they finally do take the plunge to trust each other wholeheartedly? They get screwed over by the world.
Remember the giant delicious double-chocolate chip and fudge cookie? Theirs must have been too yummy to resist or they lack the willpower. Whichever the case may it, the cookie has been munched on one too many time.
Art imitates life, doesn't it?
Saturday, 18 July 2009
I honestly think so, at least at this point in time. I have seen so many couples contributing to the stats and I am so jaded about the need to officiate a relationship with a piece of paper. Isn't it a waste of effort, time and money to have to renounce the once glorified piece of paper when things go south? And we are not talking about the happy kinda going south. Every pun intended. Hahaha.
Of course, there are exceptions to the rule but it seems like the happily-ever-afters I'm acquainted with belonged to a distant memory from Disney fairytales.
I've been told I feel like this because I haven't met the right guy. I wanted to agree but haven't I?
Diana's getting hitched! Remember the girl from hen's party? She's walking down the aisle and shall be known as Mrs Stephan after today.
Congratulations, Diana! May you be blessed with many years of happiness to come!
You know how they say the bride looks the happiness on her wedding day? Diana's smiles were so captivating that you can't help but smile when you see her, even from afar. You can just sense the happiness radiating through and from her. On top of that, she looked positively stunning in her backless white wedding gown and her Grecian mauve evening gown. Hopefully, I get pictures soon so that the world can see what I mean exactly .
Wedding dinners always get to me. Seeing two people come together to make a promise to honour, love and respect each other till death do them part makes me teary-eyed, as much as a non-romantic fool I am.
I am going to continue on a separate post because I want to end this post on a happy note and what I am going to write next may not be the best thing to write after congratulating someone on her marital bliss.
Happy happy happy birthday, Chewy!!
Chewy has blossomed into a lady since the days from her crib. Now, I just wished that she would get married and move out so that I can finally have more wardrobe space.
That'll make both of us very happy. *smiles*
Friday, 17 July 2009
Thursday, 16 July 2009
"I thought we are going on a date?" I asked Stalker dear.
"Yes, a double date", replied Stalker dear.
Does Stalker dear wanna date me? Or does she wanna play the field??
Wednesday, 15 July 2009
So in order to make Stalker dear happy, I have removed the music player.
All for you, my stalker dear! See how much I love you.
Now, you do something for me.
Whoever says love is expecting nothing in return is living in their own world. Love is two-way, not one.
The couple’s relationship began in 2003 and the breakup came as a shock to the couple’s zookeepers because Harry and Pepper, both Magellanic penguins, had long seemed one of the zoo’s happiest avian partnerships, according to zookeeper Anthony Brown.
The two black-and-white birds paired off when Harry, whom Brown described as outgoing, befriended Pepper, an introvert who sticks mostly to his burrow. At the time, the two were adolescents and everyone assumed they were just friends. But soon they were nesting together. Harry would gather grass and bring it home to Pepper, who would arrange it tidily in their burrow, Brown said.
Single females would come around, but both birds never seemed interested.... Continue reading at Zoo penguin couple breaks up. (Posted using ShareThis)
Penguins breaking up breaks my heart.
The girls have already made plans to come to my house to play mahjong and wii games. They'll be playing while I watch.
What are friends for eh?
Tuesday, 14 July 2009
The round-the-world trip brings about more decision-making...
Every decision in my life right now has to be a thoroughly thought-through one. The promises I make, the commitments I engage in, the courses I undertake, the results I deliver, the people I meet, the events I attend, everything everything everything.
In the span of a month since the big decision, I've given up on things that matter and don't matter to me. And unfortunately, somewhere along the way, some people as well. It really boils down to being at the right place at the right time.
Nobody ever remembers who came in 1/10th second after Usain Bolt at the Beijing Olympics last year. People only remember him setting the world record for 100m run. Does the name Tyson Gay even ring a bell? Didn't think so.
I honestly believe timing is everything, so it's only bad timing that we meet now. I can't make you any promises that I will not break. I can't give you any commitments that I cannot fulfill. I can't give you the attention that I cannot offer.
I make no apologies for that. I know I will be rewarded handsomely for the sacrifices I make now. Time and tide wait for no man, or woman, for that matter. To have met such inspirational people on my OZ trip is also about being at the right place at the right time, ain't it? If I didn't take the plunge to go on a solo trip, I would not have remembered my long-forgotten childhood dream.
You are Mr Right. Just not for now.
Monday, 13 July 2009
Sunday, 12 July 2009
I have been wanting to go Genting for the longest time. However, no one wants to go with. So I never did go. Till I discovered CS.
Finally I got someone, Mike, who stays in KL to go Genting with me. Then we realised we don't drive. And that posed a big problem, unless we are willing to blow RM160 on cab rides to-and-fro Genting. Turns out, a colleague in KL was heading to Genting the very same day I planned. Mike and I hitched a ride with An Hwa and save some big bucks.
The day at the Theme Park was awesome! I rode on both the indoor and outdoor ferris wheels. And again and again and again.
Mac lunch completed the day.
I'm beginning to feel the beginning of my round the world trip. Macs and ferris wheel in each city I visit.
Talk about being at the right place at the right time.
11 July 2009
I went to Ikea in Petaling Jaya today. Yes, you read that right. Ikea in Malaysia.
The plates in Ikea reminded me of Mummy. I used to buy a plate home every time I visit the store. Mummy would always tell me not to buy them because we have too many plates at home as it is. It funny how the small things are the most memorable.
Anyway, I didn't return with a plate. I figured Mummy was right and I don't want to have a smashed plate in my luggage when I arrive in Singapore.
So guess what I got this time round. I bought a breakfast tray. Yes, you read that right. Breakfast tray in KL.
Now, I've got a breakfast tray as my hand luggage. I consider myself "level up".
12 July 2009
Mo, Guntam, Ciaran, Eugene, Samuel and I checked out at Zouk last night. Zouk KL is a disappointment. Then again, Zouk SG has been one for quite some time already. I don't even remember the last time I stepped into Zouk SG.
Eugene and I partied in Syndey, partied in KL and this Friday, we'll party in SG. Both of us must be breaking some record.
The party at Zouk ended at 4pm and we decided to have a little after-party. We head over to Changkat Bukit Bintang and to our horror, there was no after-party venue. The horror!! Guntam, Ciaran and I crashed at Mo's place, which is just five minutes away. Don't you just love it when you have a friend who lives right in the city central or where the watering holes are? The conversations flowed throughout the night and we ended up only falling sleep at 8am. Hanging out with young boys makes me that much more alive. Haha.
Lunch was a simple affair before we adjourned to Guntam's place for a continued chilling-out session.
For once, I look forward to going back to KL in the future.
It was a good end to a good weekend. I'm happy.
I've picked up how to swear in Lebanese and Arabic now. I can go places now. No, really.
The cabbies in KL are all scumbags. Ripping everyone off whenever they can. Damn the cabbies.
I "forced" Mo and Ciaran to try durian in KL. I "forced" Jeff and Ankit to try durian in SG. How did I do that? I say "Let's try durian!" and give my most innocent smile.
Seems like this is turning into a peculiar habit.
Wii: So the UN has you working here and is not paying for your apartment?
Guntam: No. I have money.
Wii: Is everyone in the UN like that? Or is it just you?
Saturday, 11 July 2009
Thursday, 9 July 2009
Wednesday, 8 July 2009
Tuesday, 7 July 2009
I'm a big big girl
In a big big world
It's not a big big thing if u leave me
But I do do feel
That I do do will
Miss u much
Miss u much
I can see the first leafs falling
It's all yellow and nice
It's so very cold outside
Like the way I'm feeling inside
Outside it's now raining
And tears are falling from my eyes
Why did it have to happen
Why did it all have to end
I have your arms around me
Warm like fire
But when I open my eyes
*Rain forest shower head rocks!
- Newton's Third Law
It's funny how one decision will affect every other you make. It's almost like a chain mail, except there is no threat that goes like this "Forward this to at least five people in the next ten minutes or you'll never find love".
Watch me NOT forward the chain mail and NOT find love. Isn't there a saying "You don't look for love, let love find you"? Ha! I found a loophole in the chain mail.
I found a loophole!
I found a loophole!
I found a loophole!
I found a loophole!
I found a loophole!
The idiotic original chain mail originator must be fuming at his idiocy right now. Don't worry, hon. I'm sure you can come up, in time, with some other ways to showcase your idiocy.
Look at how I digress. It's Newton's 3rd Law at work.
Damn Newton. He's good at this physics thing eh. Theorizing theories to prove the world can and does make sense.
Dear Mr Newton,
Would you care to explain how then can love finds someone when it's an intangible element that only exists in the state of the mind?
The bigger and more important question is "What happens if I move?"
Will love be able to locate me at my new place if I do not leave a forwarding address? Will I remain a lonely spinster with only 3553 cats for company if love doesn't ever find me at my new address?
What happens if love knocks on the (wrong) door of my bustier-wearing, tight-ass sexy next door neighbour? Will love choose to forget about loving me and love her instead?
I await eagerly for your much appreciated reply.
Wynnii (at her new address: Woodlands, Singapore; AND her old address: Bukit Panjang, Singapore, just in case.)
Newton's 3rd law strikes again!! Someone do something! So I can prove Newton wrong by doing nothing, which in fact is also a reaction, which in turn proves his theory is valid again. Damnit.
Will I ever get to the point and write about what I set out to write about? I am going to try, but don't say I didn't warn you about me digressing for nth time.
Ever since I'd decided to embark on my round-the-world trip, I have been making a conscious effort to make the decision I make. (Repetition seems to be the point of this post, really.)
Every single purchase of mine is a well-contemplated one. I have been tempted by one-too-many shoes and too-many-a bag in the past and I'd vowed not to let that happen again. In the past week, I have walked away from two gorgeous bags which I would have gotten in the blink of an eye previously. Both bags in the three different colours available, in fact.
Have I mentioned they were on sale? Yet, I walked away with my head held up (Stalker dear must be so proud of me). Who'd seen this day coming?
The day that I walked away, not Stalker dear being proud of me! Stalker dear is always proud of me. She loves me more and more each day, no matter what. There is nothing I can do to shake her love for me. There are times when I honestly believe her love for me exceed that of for her boyfriend.
And Newton's 3rd law strikes yet again.
You know what. I'm tired of playing this game with Newton. Plus, there is no joy in winning a man who is six feet under, since I can't really gloat in front of his face, can I?
I am going straight to the point.
On the 7th day of the 7th month, I proclaim I am not Material Girl no more. BUT I still adore Madge!
Some boys kiss me, some boys hug me
I think they're O.K.
If they don't give me proper credit
I just walk away
They can beg and they can plead
But they can't see the light, that's right
'Cause the boy with the cold hard cash
Is always Mister Right, 'cause we are...
Living in a material world
And I am a material girl
You know that we are living in a material world
And I am a material girl
Some boys romance, some boys slow dance
That's all right with me
If they can't raise my interest then I
Have to let them be
Some boys try and some boys lie but
I don't let them play
Only boys who save their pennies
Make my rainy day, 'cause we are...
Living in a material world (material)
Living in a material world
Boys may come and boys may go
And that's all right you see
Experience has made me rich
And now they're after me, 'cause everybody's
A material, a material, a material, a material world
Living in a material world (material)
Living in a material world
Monday, 6 July 2009
1. There are 3 million motorbikes. (Ho Chi Minh is the land of bikes. No doubt about that.)
2. There is 0 McDonald's.
After a heart-stopping dash across the street with 2839274 motorbikes coming your way, you know exactly what cardiac arrest feels like.
And then cardiac arrest hits homes when I found out there is NO McDonald's in the city.
I imagine the following scenario in my head.
Wii screaming at the top of her voice: HOW CAN THERE BE NO MCDONALD'S IN A DECENT CIVILISATION? YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING ME! GOOD ONE!
Poor Vietnamese who is being screamed at: No, madam. I am not kidding you.
Wii suffers from cardiac arrest and wonder what she has done to deserve no Macs.
But seriously, I suspect there is a link between the three millions bikes in HCM and the absence of McDonald's. If both seek to exist in the same civilisation, the population will be six feet under in no time. So it's a matter of the lesser of two evil.
I can't believe Macs is going to let something take on its role of "cardiac arrest provider". The Americans have lost the war in Saigon. No pun intended.
It's my first trip to a second world country in many years. The trip was to prove a point. To myself and others.
Let's continue the number game first.
Two half-hatched ducklings
One CuChi tunnel
One roasted pigeon
Five bottle sodas
One amusement park
One ferris wheel
One motorbike ride
One elephant fish
One swan ride
Two supermarket visits
Two jars of jam
One pair of sandals
Many mad dashes across the roads
And I've proven my point. I survived Ho Chi Minh in style with just 5.5kg of hand luggage. I managed to change into six different outfits. You don't expect anything less from me, do you? :)
Note: If you are from Macs, think twice about suing me for the comment I made. You would lose one of your biggest fan who is going around the world to taste Macs!
Sunday, 5 July 2009
Friday, 3 July 2009
Thursday, 2 July 2009
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
But above all, I have new-found liking for US Marines. Josh is soooo cute in his uniform! And the way he takes charge, oh my gosh... He'll be in my dreams tonight, if you know what I mean.
Yes, there are a couple of misses and lame lines but you don't expect anything less from Hollywood. I hear people complaining about how boring the storyline is, how it doesn't stick to the comics' storyline, how the story doesn't make sense. Oh, shut up already.
Do you know how many of my favourite books have been manhandled by
Don't blame Hollywood. Blame yourself for buying the ticket to watch a movie which you know will suck if Hollywood has a hand in it.
Wednesday, 1 July 2009
Wii replied, "Winter night. Twilight purple dress. Kelly green coat. Wheat white scarf. Chocolate brown boots. Caramel brown gloves".
The someone retored, "Not how you will be dressing!"
Wii pondered, "Oops. Let me think..."
Wii exclaimed, "I know! Ferris wheel. Stopped in mid air. Sunset. Night lights. Musical box playing. Soft chilly breeze. Flapping dress. Champagne glasses. Tender kisses. Locking gaze. And of course, a gorgeous diamond ring".
The someone continued, "Oh wait, you don't want to get married, isn't it?"
Wii answered, "Well, I didn't say I would say 'Yes' to the proposal".
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