Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Had martinis at Morton's with Limin yesterday after work. Rushed down after completing something urgent in the office and was rather thirsty by the time I arrived. He had already finished his first lychee martini, and had one waiting for me, so I picked up the glass and glugged it all down.

Ordered cosmopolitans for round 2, and even before I finished half of the second glass, I was already giggly.

Magic formula for getting high quickly = empty stomach + potent martini + glugging it down in one shot.

Anyway we had a few more drinks after, chatted the entire evening, waylaid the wait staff for steak sandwiches and generally had a good time.

Got back home, showered, chatted with the grasshopper, had instant noodles, went to bed, woke up in the middle of the night, drank water, went back to bed and woke up late. Lol.

Anyway, off to work. And am super late (as usual). My work trips are starting so I actually have to start taking an interest in my work again. Heehee.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Maybe Sleeping So Late Wasn't Such A Good Idea

Had a late day in the office yesterday because my boss and I had to finish some work. By the time we were done discussing and updating the document, it was almost 11pm.

Grabbed a quick bite after and then headed home. Took a shower and then got on skype to chat with the grasshopper for a bit.

Perhaps I'm in denial about my actual age, but I refused to go to bed despite the grasshopper's constant reminders that it was getting late. From 12.30am, to 1am, to 1.30am.. By the time I logged off it was already 2am.

Don't worry! I said. And kissed him goodnight and tucked myself in.

Fast forward to this morning. The 2 alarms that I set went off. And I was still in bed. The only thing that forced me to wake up was a sharp shooting pain in my belly, probably the result of finishing a bag of chips and a pack of gummies for dinner.

So now I'm on my way to work, my eyes barely able to keep on while I sit on the train. I think I'll nap for a bit.


Monday, June 28, 2010


Argh. Was going through my mail and found my notice of tax dunnowat. Aka the letter that tells you how much taxes to pay and when it's due. And i'm 4 days late.


Been spending too much this month, especially on the hotels for my aunts and cousins when they come for my sister's wedding. Sigh.

Ah well, it's just money. Can be earned back.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A Sense Of ... Relief?

Heehee just had a poop. Enough said.


Tuesday, June 22, 2010


It's funny how it's so easy to snap at the people you're closest to. I've never really figured out why. Is it because we have higher expectations of them?


Having 9 Hours Of Sleep Is A Pretty Awesome Feeling

Slept from 10pm to 730am this morning. Hadn't been able to get a very good night's sleep ever since I came back from China, and it was only when I was with the grasshopper that I was able to knock out and sleep all the way through. Apparently I started snoring 2 seconds after saying goodnight. Lol. Of course, sleeping at 2am in India = 430am Singapore time, so naturally I'd be knackered. Heehee.

Feels good to finally be fully rested. Not that I have any intention to be more productive at work today (lol!), but at least I'll have energy while not doing anything at all. Dozed off a couple of times at my desk yesterday.

Anyways. I need to find a dress. My sister is getting married in 2 weeks time (or less?) and I gotta find something appropriate for the occasion. Given that my shopping attention span is only 5 minutes, I really should have started the search for something to wear a little over 3 years ago. Heehee. But no worries, I have shopaholic friends like the Fashion Jeannie who will be more than happy to take over this job from me. (I hope!)*grin*

Alright, time to head to work. I'm awfully late. Yikes!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Weekend Away

Spent the weekend with the grasshopper. It was a nice weekend, just hanging out and spending time together. I like how things are progressing between the two of us. *grin*

Managed to sleep through my flight back, but was still tired in the office. Thankfully none of the bosses were in, so I had the chance to nap a bit heehee.

Heading home now. Gonna have a nice long shower, grab a bite, then zzz.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Back In Town!

Wow so many things happened since the last update, I don't even know where to begin! Heehee. Well, we're finally back and made it successfully to Mt Qomolangma base camp (5200m). Whee!

The train ride from Beijing to Lhasa was ok. Too many China-people on the train though. I found them extremely loud, with little to no sense of hygiene. The toilets were disgusting!

Food in Beijing and on the train was also unimpressive. Next time anyone intends to take the 45 hour train ride, I'd suggest preparing lots of food for the trip. We had to survive on cherry tomatoes and instant noodles bought from street vendors. Oh, and bring lots of water too (although these can be purchased).

What they say about the view out the window being like watching NatGeo? Only true for the later half of the train ride (from Xining onwards). But the view was well worth it.

We did the usual spot of sightseeing in Lhasa- temples, palaces, and monasteries. Didn't like the oppressive feel to the city where there were Chinese soldiers on every street corner and patroling the streets. Felt much better once we got out and into the countryside.

The drive out was stunning. Clear blue skies, snow capped mountains, farmers working in the fields, herds of yak and sheep grazing. We camped out for 4 nights, and that in itself was an amazing experience. Pitching tents in biting winds, sleeping in subzero weather, waking up
to hot milk. Awesome.

We didn't do the full trek as intended. Trekked for 5 hours on the first day in super strong and super cold winds, and caved in to the warmth of the land rovers after. Took the cars on the second day too. Heehee. Trekked for 2 hours on the third day and decided to conserve energy for the last stretch on day 4. Heehee.

4km to base camp and 4km back. We took it slow and made it there with ease. It was rather anti-climatic when we got there though. Instead of a sprawling campsite, we were greeted with a military camp and tonnes of Chinese tourists who took the bus. Pfft.

All in all, it was a good trip. :)