Archive for November, 2010

persistence

When life knocks you down you have two choices – stay down or get up.

Tom Krause

rock buns

Mum just made rock buns a couple of hours ago.


They’re studded with mixed fruit. They’re also crunchy, crumbly, moreish and have a nice mouthfeel.

tower of brownies

Yesterday was my dad’s birthday, so my sister made him a little tower of brownies!

The pieces of brownies were cemented together with chocolate, and then dusted with icing sugar and star sprinkles.

And the best thing was that they tasted much better today! :D

小学到大学

So the PSLE results were released this morning.

Which reminded me of the day mine were released, way way way back in 1999. I can’t say that I remember that day with perfect clarity, but I can still remember much, if not most of it. All the Primary 6s had assembled in the hall, restless and excited. Teachers stood next to their classes. And parents waited anxiously outside. Everyone took a long time to quieten down.

A long tense suspense…… and then relief.

(Actually there was more suspense to come because there was still the release of the Secondary 1 posting results, which was still a month away. But that really is another story.)

But that was more than a decade ago! Goodness I’m getting old! :P

lanvin ♥ h&m

So the Lanvin for H&M collection was released in US and Canada on Nov 20, and the rest of the world, 23 Nov.

Naturally, massive chaos ensued.

incredible iceland

Just wanted to share these with everyone……

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ideals are like stars

Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands. But like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them you will reach your destiny.

Carl Schurz, address at Faneuil Hall, Boston, 18 April 1859

dinnertime

Was waiting for parents at the void deck earlier this evening.

And then I saw a house lizard eat a bug for the first time in my life.

It was on a wall, and moved very quickly towards the fly, and suddenly swallowed it!

And its jaws vibrated very vigorously!!!

dotting the eyes

In July 2005 (I was in J2 then), SMU moved (‘SMUve’, as they called it) from its original Bukit Timah location to its new campus in the city.

The move was going to be a pretty grand affair. Naturally, lion dance was to be part of the festivities. But SMU Lion Dance didn’t have enough people. So their coach, who also happened to be our coach, asked if any of us would like to help out, and a dozen of us did.

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女强人婆婆好相处

女强人婆婆好相处

吴淡如

知名女星闪电结婚,最受瞩目的是她未来婆婆。一位年轻时曾经参加选美、白手起家致富、十分有影响力的女企业家。

这位女企业家不简单。出身书香门第,早婚生下儿子后婚变,一个人到国外挣钱,一天兼6份工作,当洗碗工,连扛猪肉工人也做过,辛辛苦苦存了2万美金的第一桶金,回国后从小饭馆开始,竟然变成中国前几大的连锁餐饮集团。

一个女人要成功,个性一定坚强,据说集团内的大小事,都是女企业家说了算。媒体为了炒新闻,揣测女星个性不弱,跟女强人婆婆是否能处得来?女星的妈妈是否会被女强人婆婆比下去?

台湾社会歧视女强人

台湾社会对「女强人」老是褒中带贬。女强人的婆婆一定会难搞吗?富贵人家的婆婆,如果是从来给老公养、只懂操持家务的那一种,通常比较难搞。若一个女人视野不大,要忙的事不多,就会特别讲究繁文缛节。听过各种传言,比如,某豪门婆婆连媳妇一斤鱼买多少钱都要管,要求媳妇跪地擦地板、鄙夷媳妇的演艺工作、婚后不许媳妇工作……

在江湖打混的女强人婆婆,在我看来,应该是最好相处的:
一,女强人婆婆通常很忙,不会有时间管太多细节。
二,女强人婆婆深知事业与家庭兼顾之不易,比较容易对事业忙碌的媳妇将心比心。
三,什么差都兼过的婆婆,怎么可能看不起别人的工作?她当明白所有工作都有尊严。
四,女强人见多识广,对于下一代婚姻都有开放胸襟,只要媳妇个性好,不要在家里惹是生非,她都不会计较。

我们当为女星找到女强人婆婆而恭喜。婆婆必然不是她婚姻路的绊脚石,而是一个大助力!

from here

harry potter and the deathly hallows: part 1

Went to watch HP by myself yesterday afternoon. Watching movies alone can be extremely cathartic.

spoiler warning!!!

照镜子

The world is a looking-glass, and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face. Frown at it, and it will in turn look sourly upon you; laugh at it and with it, and it is a jolly kind companion; and so let all young persons take their choice.

William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair

一心二用

小龙女道:“难道蠢人学功夫,反而会胜过聪明人?我可不信。”周伯通笑嘻嘻的道:“我瞧你品貌才智,和那小黄蓉不相上下,武功也跟她差不离。你既不信,那你便用左手食指在地下画个方块,右手食指同时画个圆圈。”

小龙女依言伸出两根食指在地下划画,但画出来的方块有点像圆圈,圆圈却又有点像方块。周伯通哈哈大笑,道:“是么?你这一下便办不到。”

小龙女微微一笑,凝神守一,心地空明,随随便便的伸出双手手指,左手画了一个方块块,右手画了一个圆圈,方者正方,圆者浑圆。

周伯通大吃一惊,道:“你……你……”过了半晌,才道:“你从前学过的么?”小龙女道:“没有啊,这又有甚么难了?”周伯通搔着满头白发,道:“那你 是怎么画的?”小龙女道:“我也不知道。心里甚么也不想,一伸手指便画成了。”随即左手写了“老顽童”三字,右手写了“小龙女”三字,双手同时作书,字迹 整整齐齐,便如一手所写一般。周伯通大喜,说道:“这定是你从娘胎里学来的本领,那便易办了。”于是教她如何左攻右守,怎生右击左拒,将他在桃花岛上领悟 出来的这门天下无比的奇功,一古脑儿说了给她听。

金庸《神雕侠侣》第二十五回

influences from menswear

After seeing my brother get a black blazer, I decided that I also want one of my own!!!

lanvin ♥ h&m

photo from NY Mag

LANVIN ♥ H&M!!!


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