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