Archive for September, 2010

yoga class

Just came back from the first lesson of my new yoga class tonight. It’s held at a CC in Eunos, and Karen is also attending.

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magnetism

Was doing a bit of sewing this afternoon when found out that my sewing scissors, given to me in secondary school, harboured a deep dark secret.

One of my tacking needles had fallen onto one of the blades, stuck fast and wouldn’t roll off.

And that was when I realized it had magnetic blades. :)

taking the train

On Facebook a couple of hours ago:

Jia Jie: The guy in front if me just shouted FUCK LA CHEE BAI just cos the train is delayed for 3 mins! Anger and time management pls!!!

Me: maybe he rushing to see his wife give birth :S

Samuel: lol more drama please, maybe he is rushing with money to pay the loan-shark who is holding his pregnant wife who incidentally is due any minute, all due to too much time spent at RWS and MBS puak kiao-ing :-P

Jia Jie: ‎-_-” samuel are u sure u are a speech therapist…. or a story teller!! HAHA

Me: that would certainly explain why he has to take the train, cos no more $$$ to take taxi liao!

Jia Jie: denise! don’t fan samuel’s flames!

Samuel: muahahahhaa! i was and still am the drama story teller :-P expert in shan feng dian huo-ing.

a midautumn night’s dream

Happy Midautumn Festival everyone!!! 中秋节快乐!!! :)

Go stuff yourself silly with mooncakes, yams and pomelos, and wash it all down with lotsa Chinese tea!

blush

Mum uses L’Oreal blush daily and uses up one every few months or so.

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a chance of sunshine

Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.

Walt Whitman

licence to kill

Just finished watching the latest James Bond movie, Quantum of Solace. I’ve actually watched six Bond movies – the four starring Pierce Brosnan and the two starring Daniel Craig – in the past two months or so. (Not sure if I’ll go on to watch the older ones, though – not a fan of old movies! :P)

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jade, kueh and tea

Attended Jade + Kueh + Tea = Party! held two Sundays ago (5 Sept) at this Somerset condo owned by one of Boss’ best friends.

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essay writing

This is just utterly hilarious! From Janice’s blog:

Write about a time when something unexpected happened to you

This totally reminded me of my English prelim exam way back in 2003. I can’t remember what topic I wrote about (must’ve been something completely forgettable, lol!) but I remember that one of the other topics was ‘A grand affair’. And during the post-mortem, the teacher said luckily (none of the students who did that question) wrote about that sort of affair. Haha!

thinking thoughts

Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.

Anonymous

z is for zaffran

Ages ago in June, some time after I came back from grad trip, Ahgong said he would treat me to dinner cos he had borrowed some uni textbooks of mine for years! We were trying to decide where to go, and had ruled out pretty much every single cuisine, when I recalled this restaurant that I’d read about in the Straits Times.

And so off to Zaffran we went!

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love at first sight

One Saturday in late August I was out shopping with JJ. We were walking through Citylink Mall and passing by Bysi when I suddenly spotted some interesting-looking black dresses.

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on good husbands

Snippet of an MSN conversation with Dr S Tan on Monday night:

S: i like 50-60yrs older

Me: YAR SO THEY DIE FASTER

and u can get their $$$

S: they drop like *snaps fingers* this. like flies.

Me: plus women age faster

so

HAHA

S: i give them milk feeds and they choke and die. i change their diapers and they gastric bleed and die. whatever i do, they die. and all the money is MINE!!!!!

hahahahahaha

Me: no leh

u can give them viagra and perform strip tease

then they heart attack and die

S: that one confirm sure die.

yarh.

*nods sagely* agree.

rainy wednesday afternoon

September school holidays; rainy Wednesday afternoon; all three children were at home for once and ate lunch with their mother.

Sister regaled us with tales of her first delivery, carried out in the wee hours of this morning. Although admittedly about the only thing she did was to receive the baby. And some amniotic fluid spurted out. And she said it was very gross. And the gynae did not help matters: he dumped the placenta into her hands so that she could check if any part of it was still in the mother’s body. And she said that it looked like ‘meat’. Which it obviously was!

And I obviously concur with her about the grossness of childbirth since like forever.

a hundred times

A long time ago when I first heard about the Chinese search engine Baidu, I assumed their name was derived from a line from one of Song Dynasty poet Xin Qiji’s (辛弃疾) poems. The poem in its entirety is:

《青玉案·元夕》

东风夜放花千树,更吹落、星如雨。宝马雕车香满路。风箫声动,玉壶光转,一夜鱼龙舞。

蛾儿雪柳黄金缕,笑语盈盈暗香去。众里寻他千百度;蓦然回首,那人却在灯火阑珊处。

And last night finally I got down to googling Baidu, and it turned out that my hunch was indeed correct!!!

Many people have asked about the meaning of our name. “Baidu” was inspired by a poem written more than 800 years ago during the Song Dynasty. The poem compares the search for a retreating beauty amid chaotic glamour with the search for one’s dream while confronted by life’s many obstacles. “…hundreds and thousands of times, for her I searched in chaos, suddenly, I turned by chance, to where the lights were waning, and there she stood.” Baidu, whose literal meaning is hundreds of times, represents persistent search for the ideal.

from here

And of course I win the ‘many people’ who asked!!! Haha!!! :D


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