MIA for 7 months...I left this lil blog alone for the longest time.
I missed grandma badly...needed someone to listen to my grunting, share my happenings & gossip with my life. I so lost the warmth of motherly love...
Now, I'm gonna be a mama soon in the next 2 months. A new life in me & a new beginning for me.
Hopefully everything is going smooth, while I'm trying hard to pave for the new route.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
MIA for 7 months...I left this lil blog alone for the longest time.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
This is a Malaysian guy performing his virgin show at the 7th month 'getai'. There's an aunty requesting for him to sing the famous 'No. 3 Mummy'. Refusing the offer as an amateur but accepting the 'ang pao', he got no choice but sing la. Quite surprise by his dancing & singing for the No.3 mummy. Too bad I missed recording the part cos i tot he sing only a few lines, but he did well instead.
Here, he sang an 'ah lian' 1st, then an 'ah beng'.
Tomorro's a new week, start again...
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Went shopping with ah gong at Ikea. It was some of the loveliest moments to be documented. Thou' I went shopping ikea with him for a few times (in fact more times than i am with dear), the past Sunday was great. Picking over fine details with him feel so comfy and happy, even thou' some suggestions are not viable or some designs he picked are old-fashioned, it'd still do great shopping trip.
On Monday, went Daiso with ah gong, were selecting fragrant essences and looking around, figuring out what we need for the home and happened to meet dearest friend with family.
Brought ah gong to try Famous Bak Kut Teh at Balestier. Initially, he wanted to leave for other eating place having seen the queue. So luckily, there was a car moving out of the (limited & hard to find parking space) lot. It was all fate, fated to have a go at the delicacy. Good praises coming out the mouth of gong for the yummy dishes. The maid loved the soup very much too. We felt so satisfied leaving the place with a happy stomach.
Yesterday, I went to watch Coco Before Chanel, alone. I'm not being a hermit. Just tt i tot of gg for a quickie on the decision made tt day itself. To be correct, I actually watch Coco Avant Chanel, as the original version is in french. Not really showing keen interest to this 2009 version as compared to the Coco Chanel 2008 version. It's a lil twist to the storyline, different actresses and different involvement in the character.
For Coco Chanel, I like how coco traces back the story and success of her business owing to the lover. How it was before and after - Coco & Chanel.
Coco before Chanel, eliminating the chanel part, it was purely Coco and her past.
With comparision into place, I feel that coco chanel covers all from past to present but coco before chanel may seem a bit like watching a repeat. Nonetheless, I still do enjoyed the show.
Spent $7 on the movie ticket, but $2.80 for an ice lemon tea =( SO EXPENSIVE!
Will be going to robinson shopping tomorrow with 2 of my dearest friends. Gonna buy many items.... :D
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
For the longest time ever since donkey years back, I declare i'm absolutely falling in love with a digicam. It is a love at first sight.
I readily selected the color: It is gonna be PURPLE!!!!
I am twittering (sharing) hoping to get my dream cam!!! By all means!!!
This is the latest & I also believe gonna be all camwhore-lover future hot favourite.
Gosh, I've got a Samsung LED TV, thumbs-up for its amazing quality comparable to other brands, & I'm dying for SAMSUNG ST550. Best! Best! Best!
SAMSUNG ST550 = 1.5" FRONT LCD +
12.2 mega pixel +
Brillant high resolution shot +
vibration & audio feedback technology +
super clear 800 x 480 display +
Haptic sensor techonology +
27mm Schneider-KREUZNACH wide-angle lens +
Personal 4.6x optical zoom ++++
scene recognition technology in 16 setting (can recognise landscape or portrait automatically & self-adjust for perfect shot!!!) +++++++
smart face recognition technology (can register up to 20 ppl) +++++++++
HD QUALITY VIDEO +++++++++++++
RECYCLE BIN (Retrieve photos from accidental removal)
Honestly I should be engage as the spokesperson in Sg cos I'm So so in love with it!
Such technology is amazing. Love Samsung ST1000 for it's wi-fi & bluetooth functions, but imma grab my new lover soon!!!!!
I'm coming 3.5 wide-screen! I'm coming for you Dual LCD screen (Fall's most promising camera)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Over Friday. Went Butter. Long queue. Queued till our turn & skipped the turn. 2 drinks for the cover none better than a 1.5 litre. Went lunar partied till the night was almost over.
Beginning Sunday... went John Little at S'pore Expo, bringing ah gong there for the first time. Initially kinda regret cos it was the NATAS fair as well, and it's JAM JAM JAM.
Luckily still managed to find a parking lot. My target was to buy a cutlery set cos the last time at robinson fair, me & hubby forgot to buy. Abt $199 for a 36 pcs set, contained in a nice suit-box plus another free item in another nice box as well (forgot wat is it). But so wasted, there was none at d JL fair. It was only those in light stainless steel which we doesn't want. So, I bought bowls, plates, ah gong's pillows, bolster, bedsheet set, sealed microwavable-tupperware, some keropoks, glasses and so...
Walking for about an hour not really finding what i wanted but bought what i also needed, we proceeded to the asian food fare. Buy more plates, bowls & spoons there, wanna spice up d' beautiful Kare dining set with all nice dining ware :)
Then wanna buy durian puff to let ah gong try (i've tried it before, bought @ AMK hub) & a box of 6 smoked peking duck rolls.
End our shopping day & dinner at Lerk Thai. 1st time trying there (usually will go eat d' xiao long bao at d' restaurant further up), the food was not too bad, surprisely the curry chicken was very delish, soft & smooth texture (my likings) + the curry sauce is very nice!
Following Monday was a Japanese lunch buffet with hubby & friend. Sumptuous & satisfying one, tried one of the best chawanmushi ever & black sesame ice cream (whopping $6 a scoop air-flown from japan), can try lah, but a bit too ex.
After lunch, went to Meidi-ya at Liang court to purchase toiletries, also bought a liptrainer x 4, pink for me, blue for father-in-law and dearest & green for mother. This liptrainer is too good to believe, but we still bought it & try. It looks like a pacifier when put on, but by using it 4 times a day for 3 mins each, it can maximise its effect to 90% to give a slimmer & better face feature, reduce the nos. of toilet visit in the night, for stroke patients, speech problems, gums bleeding, drooling, snoring, prevent various chronic disease, pimples, etc etc....
Not sure whether it is that great, but we were swayed by some of the positive results. Costing $89.90 per set, except for the green (rehabilitation), this simple plastic therapy device is scientifically design & clinically proven and is used in hospital. Sounds too good to believe, but we still go ahead to give it a shot, if it's really that good for being then it's definitely worth it. Dad-in-law says that he saw on TV, those cosmetic departments are selling it in Japan, and could be way cheaper than what we bought. Honestly the cost of those plastic mouth-wear looks like $5 lor. Hopefully, I dun waste the money & will use it to exercise my face regularly.
Oh, what a long story on the liptrainer....haha
Then back to Telok Blangah home, had dinner with family (ate fish-eggs, Tasty!) & went to collect d' lovely kare dining light. After that went to Balestier to continue sourcing for the hanging light in the bedroom, the shortage of the only last lighting item.
Spent quite some time choosing & selecting, also went to confirm the LED wall light & doorbell. Nothing attractive really came close to our eyes as dearie dislike chandelier, WHICH I MAD LOVE! So, I disagreed on the lights he chosen & he disagreed those I selected. He mentioned chandelier being the old design, and if i were to look into magazines, those 'IN' lightings had unique designs, which is modern & simple. But seriously, for the kind of price for lighting piece from Italy, I could really buy a big nice chandelier, but really, conflict again. Many pcs of lights from China were good copies from the western but hmmm....quality-wise. Yi-fen-qian-yi-fen-huo.
I had to keep my feelings, but come to think of it, what he said is quite true, those designs r out, it's common and cheap chandelier cost only few hundred bucks, but gd quality ones at least a four-figure sum. So ditched the tots of having one & we finally KIV one special one from Belgium, but I still insisted on sourcing for another hopeful alternate.
Was Tuesday, had lunar ghost 7th month celebration dinner with dearie & friends. I wore my favourite Miss Naughty T-shirt and dark green pants, still calling on to confirm if dear was wearing T-shirt, so i'll be wearing one too. Actually I had decided on a white blouse, somehow I feel I needn't wear so nice for such dinner, but find regrets later...
We ended up at the dinner organised in singapore swimming club. Most members/tai-tais/guests were at least appropriate min. clubwear standards & I felt a little bit out. Nevermind that, I still enjoyed the dinner throughout. Usually shout-bidding emcee speaks Hokkien, and coming out with many different sorts of Hokkien phrase, that rhymes with the figures bidded. This time, it was conducted in Chinese with selective Hokkiens. Items on bid was mostly hard liquor, sake, wine, bird nest, abalone, big sweep and the usual traditional 'huat kuay', pineapple 'ong lai' & rice with container. Other items such as cameras, juice maker, badminton racket, golf club & rice cooker were on bid too.
Love the sharksfin & mango puree dessert. Yum Yums! :p
Oya, saw Olinda Cho & her family too. She really slimmed down a lot.
Yesterday Wednesday, went to TB home and had a hot bowl of vege soup, went in search of d' last lighting at park mall, left shortly after 10 mins of walk, dissatisfied with all the chandelier once again, and going down to Balestier to find the last dim of hope. The search did not took long, we went to Lightology, which is selling very nice unique lights from various countries. From budgeted lightings to high-end lightings, many good varieties. Admiring and discussing over the different lamps and lights and finally gave up our search to confirm the light which we KIV previously.
Went Arnolds at City Plaza for dinner, and repaired my old sirocco at Dear's friend's hp shop that I put aside for like a good few months since it's mic problem. I missed using it. Ordered spring chicken and onion rings while waiting for repair. Finished dinner & happily went down with filled-stomach to collect my phone. Sold the spare phone for $40 into my pockets, haha....but dear spent $100 on something else. Went to enquire on PS3 SLIM. Yes, PS3 slim at 120gb, not PSP, is PSP SLIM coming out next week!!! Price at $550 with 1 free game, additional game console at 70 bucks each. Heard that PS3 slim could not be upgraded but PS3 80gb could be memory upgraded. But who cares, as long as it's slim.
Today Thursday, spent a day lazing, looking at paintings gg on in the house, sleeping, and growing fat. The 4 fans are finally installed today, I can't believe that fans can actually look so crazily 'chio' & add a sense of touch to the home. Love the mini fan in the kitchen that I would like to call 'ke ai'.
Tomorrow Friday, almost everything in place. Doors up, aircons up, final paintings, lights up. I can almost see a 70% view of the overalls.
The day after and, or after, Saturday & Sunday may be the shopping days for mirrors or plants or kitchen or home stuffs.
My next week...Polishing on Mon & Tue, chemical washing on Wednesday.
Almost! ALmost! My hell days r so almost over!!!!
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
The article published in weekend today moved me, and rekindle emotions.
It described how ppl in the medic field brushes moments of life & death, and stirred by heartwrenching moments.
How some brave to move on for their loved...
How some battled with just a few days of life given...
How some fight till the end, and embraced treasured moments...
I read this:
But it's not struggling.
It's just part of the process of dying.
[Alice Heng, Nurse]
My dearest grandma parted me a year, similar to what Dr Do Su Ern (HCA Hospice Care homecare doctor) felt when his grandpa past away a decade back, that scene always remain vivid.
Now, I'm faced with the fear of another life being taken away, with unknown time boundaries.
I know that I'm stranded with remaining times to love while he's still breathing, but would rather hide scarcely beneath negative thoughts.
As above those sentences, I feel that the process of dying is really cruel, heart-paining & torturous.
I remembered my primary school teacher, Mrs Pauline Lee wrote on my autograph book & once even told me to treasure my loved ones before they are gone.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Was deciding on a Hawaii getaway & had planned and source for relevant infos. Getting very hyped up over submarines, volcanoes visit, alfresco shopping, scenery viewing, waterfall jumping, culture shows and all. Would have loved to island-hop to Oahu, Maui & Big Island...
Dear's friend even suggested gg to Las Vegas and visit one of the 7 wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon by helicopter, and a must-visit of the worthy submarine tour for about $300 per person. Wow! How fun is it? Lovely ya...
Will never get to c that my entire life if I stay in sg, dude.
In the end, had decided on Euro trip instead and firmed my decision this morning. (Sorta change my mind for fear of H1N1 widespread in US) Wanted to visit stonehenge and spend some fab times sitting along the sidewalk cafe of Paris ppl watching or idling the Effiel Tower for photo-taking session.
Again, the hopes are dashed.
We are so gonna change plans and shoving aside all my imaginery scenic.
We decided on North Asia.
It's either a Hokkaido or Korea.
And, we've never been to both places yet. And, we would be joining friends, hence the change in plans.
Hubby's gonna go to NATAs fair this Saturday. Most probably deciding on the Hokkaido one. We had been to Japan and I mad love Japan & Tokyo. Really will love visiting Hokkaido for the seafood and gg to sapporo for the ramen and definitely spa!
Of cos, would wanna visit korea too, for skiing! and shopping! Thou' not for the food.
Thou' it's disheartening to know that i'll be shelving my plans, my hubby made me a very happy lady today, as he promised the postponing of euro trips to early next year. Thou' I think & probably feel that we might not be able to make it cos' of work committment. I'm glad, elated & definitely feel very comforted, for he tries hard to provide me what I want so long as I stay happy.
By his sincere & loving promise, 我真的已經覺得好富裕啦!
Ah dear even keep asking which one I wanna confirm and he can double-confirm everything, and eventually i opted the 2nd choices. Never mind, I should have felt happy for that since we haven't had a good holiday for sometime. Thou' I don't know when my dream holiday is coming, I know it'll still be fulfilled someday. :)
I really couldn't bear to leave my house on the 4th or 5th of Sept, for it is so rushing, and I'm totally not done with all the house reno and furnishing yet. A long list of items still hanging and bothering on...
I shall getaway in November.
HOLIDAYS....here I'm coming!!!!!!!
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
With friends that used to skips schools together, stay away from home late nights, sleeping over at each others place, shopping, studying, walking to & fro school together...
It was such fond memories to retain...
We met up & went for steamboat session in Bugis. We talked, laughed & took pictures. The feeling was so great, it feels like being back in old school days. We head towards Dempsey for some ice-cream at Ben & Jerry, and boy was it super crowded on a Friday night with live singing band. We still needed some chats and forwarded our journey to the nearby Oosh-la-la. A quiet place that serve bizzare drinks. Haha...by meaning bizzare drinks, its cos i was served a vegetable soup looked-alike drink for i ordered a 'i find it' unique drink named 'Lychee Mojito'. I say the taste is unique & the looks as well. 'Ma-chiam' ('like': slang in Singlish) drinking leaves. So wild!
The night ended soon & we looked foward to the next again. :) On Sunday, met up with yet another old pal during higher schooltimes. She had delivered her 2nd child, a baby girl. I recalled the last since I met her, her then 1st baby boy was only a few months old.
How time flies... Nothing really much to talk about. Its always the same old thing, about asking recent situations, lifes and so. Spent time hanging around the buffets and watching tv dramas.
After lingering for about an hour and a half, I decided to take my leave and sit around in a coffeeshop to continue watching my favorite drama "Ai" (my tv at home is still not ready to watch). I thought the episode was ending at 9pm, so I found a cosy spot to eat the bowl of packed "Tou Suan". But it was disappointing, the beans are a little hard.
Can u just imagine eating a nice favorite bowl of Tou Suan and it ended up being a much lower than expectation savouring sensation. Soon, 9pm ticked by & the show had not ended, continued to buy myself a pack of MacDonald fries to snack me company. Tantalizingly satisfied!
When the show ended, went to fetch ah gong from Cousin's place & fiddled with my little loved back home. She's damn irresistibly adorable, I love her so much!
Till today, the home is almost on its path to completion. Finally the wait is gonna be over. Over!!!!!!!!!!!!!
All tiling works at the balcony, in the kitchen & toilets are done. Electrical & whole house re-wiring completed, glass panels for kitchen and baths are up. The other balcony is levelled up. Piecing the most arduous piece of work by cutting & joining the marbles.
All hacking works and noisy demolition, and dirty dirty dust-enduring sessions are over too. Tomorrow will be expecting partitions up and the final fixtures of toilet stuffs. Friday our new aircons will be coming in to install. Hooray! Measurements are coming for the TV console & kitchen cabinets too. Next week will be almost final with paintings and marble polishing works. Oh, i must remember to call up harvey norman to delay deliveries of fridge until all these are over.
Hopefully all these goes thru' smoothly while hubby & me slip for a short getaway... Wonderful!