Tuesday, February 23, 2010


At work, but my laptop is down and I can't connect to the internet. Going to buy lunch for a couple of kids who helped me host a group of students on very short notice.

Have I mentioned I'm bored? And sleepy. And hungry too. All I had was a glass of milk this morning. And a cup of coffee. (No wonder I'm hungry).

On a brighter note, 3 1/2 more days to the weekend! Whee!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Friendship First

The grasshopper reminded me of something while we were chatting last night. We were having a little discussion about something and he said, 'Aren't boyfriends and girlfriends friends first before anything else?'. And it made me think.

It's so easy to take your loved ones for granted. To yell at them when you're in a foul mood, to pick on them and generally dump on them just because they are there. I look at the friendships that I have with the girls around me, and I don't think I've ever had a yelling match with LGG or Ching or any of my close friends. Sure, there were definitely times where we got annoyed with each other, but we've never actually fought. Why can't it be the same with the relationships we have with our partners?

It's much easier said than done, of course. But still, it's something to think about and try to work on.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

My Day In Five Sentences

This is a cute idea from the blog, passport in my pocket. She writes about her day in five sentences. Here's mine. Lol.

> Woke up at 7am and walked for 2 hours at the Tree Top Walk with Ching.
> Had a yummy breakfast (eggs royale!) at the Green Room after.
> Headed home, lazed in bed, and finished reading James Patterson's 1st to Die.
> Snacked on edamame beans while chatting with the grasshopper on Skype.
> Gonna surf the net for a bit more before starting on a new book to read.


Thursday, February 18, 2010

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Aftermath

So much for my enthusiasm doing 100 squats yesterday. Woke up this morning and had to hobble to the bathroom.

My legs. Oh how they hurt.

I'm supposed to go for yoga today but I don't know if I can. I wonder if it'll be easier to try walking on the treadmill instead. Hmm.

Anyway we (LGG, Ching and I) have decided to go jogging every Sunday at Bishan Park. We'll meet in the morning and have a jog around the park and then have breakfast at that place that we like. Cos you know, one always needs some motivation to get moving. Lol.

Feeling sleepy and have a slight headache now. Finally dozed off at 4ish and before I knew it, my alarm clock was ringing. Didn't get much (if any) deep sleep.

Thankfully we're already mid-week. Hehehe 3 more days to the weekend!

Time For A Little Bit Of Self Praise

Since I can't sleep, I decided to read some of my old blog entries, and I must say that I'm quite funny. Hehehehe.

It's nice to look back at some of the posts I've written, and remember the silly things that made my day.

Anyway, I'm tempted to whip out my macbook and start watching some videos. Maybe I will.

It's All Wonky

Ah, one of the downsides to having a (super) long weekend is that you end up getting used to sleeping late and waking up after 12 hours of sleep. In other words, ones sleeping cycle gets screwed up big time.

It's now 2am and I'm wide awake. I've tried everything I can think of to help me sleep- read a book, put on some lavender scent, drink warm water (too lazy to heat up the milk) but my mind is still alert and body pumped. Even the 100 squats that I did earlier in the evening doesn't seem to tire me out. (Unless it's because I did squats that's why I can't sleep? Hmm.)

Had a lovely day out with LGG and Ching today. Went to the temple and I burnt one of the curly incense cos the guy who was writing names had beautiful handwriting and I wanted to see him write my name. Lol.

Grabbed lunch at Sakae Sushi at Icon, had coffee (oh no wonder I'm still up!!!) at Tom n Tom's, bought lottery tickets, walked to Chinatown, then walked to Clarke Quay, had dinner at The Tapas Tree, then walked around Meidi-ya. An awesome day just eating, chatting and doing absolutely nothing.

Hmm now I know why I'm still so wide awake. Lol. Totally forgot about the 2 cups of coffee I had just now. Yikes.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

CNY Greetings

Haha I didn't realise I've already done the mandatory "Gong Xi Fa Cai" post and was going to do it, but since it's already been done, I guess I'll have to blog about something else. *grin*

This is my 6th day on "holiday". Was actually on MC on Thursday and Friday, thanks to an unexpected topshell (yes, very specific) allergy that left me with congested lungs and a really swollen puffy face. I was taking pictures all day and sending them to everyone I knew- it wasn't a pretty sight. Recovered by Friday afternoon and met Wen and Ching for Turkish food at Far East Plaza and then martinis at Mezzanine.

All of us got so sloshed that night- I think I easily had 8 martinis or so. But they were good, so good. Got back home, broke a glass, had some noodles, threw up, spoke to my dad in Hokkien (probably the most hilarious part of the evening), told my dad I was not drunk, and chatted with the grasshopper till I pretty much sobered up.

Spent Saturday in recovery mode, lazing in bed watching How I Met Your Mother and just bumming around. Had our reunion dinner, sang songs on the KTV and struggled to stay up for as long as possible (something about kids having to stay up for parents' longevity or something). Stayed in most of Sunday, watching more of How I Met Your Mother and finally got up and showered and put on a new dress and enjoyed a lovely lo hei (we did it twice lol) and dinner with the relatives. Played some blackjack, drank lots of choya and then crashed.

Woke up yesterday to a call from Wen and then met up with her at the supermarket. The queues were too long so we decided to ditch plans to make tom yum soup and headed back to her place to chill and stuff ourselves silly. We made egg muffins, drank the lychee martinis, ate the lychees that had been stewing in vodka for over a week, cooked japanese curry, ate that, ate chips, drank homemade mulled wine (a winner) and ate cheese and crackers. A non-stop eating fest for over 8 hours.

Finally watched Goodfellas and then don't know how many episodes of Gilmore Girls. By the time I left her place, I was thisclose to exploding and so so so so so full.

Slept early, which explains why I'm up so early this morning (was up at 4.45am haha). Probably going to go back to sleep after I'm done with this. :)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Gong Xi Fa Cai!!!

And so we usher in the year of the Tiger. Spent all of yesterday watching "How I Met Your Mother" and singing karaoke with my mom. Our reunion dinner was a simple affair - we had chicken and fish maw soup, steamed fish, steamed prawns and (no vegetable dish? wow) rice. Caught the CNY show on tv and counted down to the new year, and then continued listening to them sing CNY songs for about 5 minutes before we got a bit sick of it. Lol.

Anyway, Gong Xi Fa Cai and Wan Shi Ru Yi to everyone! I'd write in Chinese but don't have the necessary software. Hehehe. May the year be filled with blessings of wealth, happiness, joy, loe and success!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

It Runs In The Family

Ever noticed how sometimes I say something that just seems like I wasn't listening to the previous conversation? I guess it runs in the family.

Me: Wow, it's already 9 Feb. Oh and yesterday was SY's birthday.

Mom: Her birthday is on the 6th huh.

Me: ???

The Grasshopper and I

I just finished chatting with the grasshopper. We had a fight earlier in the evening and he messaged to apologise and we talked about why he got upset, clarified some stuff, and now I feel much better. :)

I'm so glad that we are able to talk about issues that bug us, and being in totally different countries actually help a lot as we're a lot more calm and rationale online than we probably would be face to face.

It's still early to see how things will pan out for us, but in the meantime, I'm enjoying things the way they are and I'm liking it very much. *grin*

Thursday, February 4, 2010

One Month Down, Eleven More To Go

We're already in February, where did January disappear to?

Anyway, apparently it's 立春 today, or the first day of spring according to the lunar new year. Was chatting with LGG who said that we had to start the lunar new year on a happy and positive note.

And so we planned out what we were going to do tomorrow and so far everything seems awesome. Woot!

Happy days!