Archive for January, 2011

little black dress

On Jan 20, I popped by Mango at Ion after work. Wanted to get this little black dress I saw on sale sometime ago. It’s a strapless one with a ruched bustier top and tulip skirt.

Tried on the medium, but the zip wouldn’t go up; tried on the large but the bustier stuck out. Oh woe is me: too meaty for the medium and not busty enough for the large. :P

Asked the SA in the changing room for her opinion. She looked at me and said, ‘It’s okay but you should wear a pushup bra!’

I immediately went !!! and replied that I don’t like pushup bras.

She immediately went … and you could see the full stops coming out from her mouth.

Anyway I got the dress, although I’m not a black kinda person, cos I love the cut! Very cute! (This isn’t the first LBD I’ve bought – the first was my sec sch prom dress, which is better off forgotten.) I doubt I’m going to go the pushup bra route so I suppose I’m going to have to spend a fortune on tailoring……!!!

unusual breakfast food

A piece of bak kwa and a bit of Japanese mayonnaise, sandwiched between two slices of wholemeal bread……

going to work in a downpour

Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.

Roger Miller

saturday night

10.30 pm, raining heavily and my sister and mum are in the kitchen making pineapple tarts and peanut cookies…

lifestyles of the rich and famous

Colleague MS is organizing an event, which is going be held in an auditorium somewhere in NUH this Saturday. Visitors will have to park at a multistorey carpark or someplace like that.

So this afternoon she got a call from this gynae in private practice. He said that he could not go for the event because – wait for this – his driver would not be able to drive his Rolls Royce into the carpark as it was too big to fit!!!

I totally laughed when I heard that.

So she called the person-in-charge of the audi and he went outside to take a look, then she called the gynae back to tell him the name of the road and that he could park there.

她满脸无辜地说: ‘I thought finding the road is the driver’s job; how come become my job???’

OH doctors are really quite an amusing, amusing bunch! :D

女人赚不赚钱都被嫌

女人赚不赚钱都被嫌

吴淡如

会赚钱女人被人嫌,不会赚钱女人也会被人嫌。

以前的女人可以理直气壮不会赚钱,经济状况只与嫁不嫁得对人有关,嫁人还不是自己选的,就看运气好不好,运气好的跟着吃鲍鱼鱼翅,运气不好的跟着吃青菜豆腐。运气不好,还可以花大半辈子来埋怨老公没出息。

现在的女人没那么好运,会有人对妳说,老公没出息,妳自己也有能力呀,不残不缺,为什么不凭自己双手赚钱?
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monthly ritual

……and with the return of the colourproofs, our January issue has gone to print!

Watch out for it!

in another universe they would have been friends

Boss, sometime last week: I can’t decide whether they are kissing or eating each other!

all the world’s a stage

Not really a fan of Shakespeare but this sounds awfully exciting!!!

Continue reading ‘all the world’s a stage’

suleiman the magnificent

Suleiman the Magnificent (1494 – 1566) was the tenth and longest-reigning sultan of the Ottoman Empire.

Love his magnificent hat!!!

full book

Snippet of an MSN convo with our designer a couple of hours ago:

lost in thoughts says:
yups…. preaparing full book to send out already

denise says:
AH
FULL BOOK
isnt that the term
:D

lost in thoughts says:
no lah….

denise says:
or u self invented

lost in thoughts says:
self invent..

lost in thoughts says:
it is more like i send for colour proof

denise says:
it;s a nice term anyway
well use it more often
how do you think new terms come about

lost in thoughts says:
good question.. i have no idea.. if i can do a term i will copyright it that way anybody that says it owe me 1 cent for that matter hahaha

the devil in the details

Just spent most of my morning going through the full book (what our designer calls the final draft) of the upcoming January issue, catching various typos and quickly informing him via MSN.

The devil truly is in the details, as I picked up quite a few mistakes in the captions of the photos. :P

I thought I would be holding down the fort alone, since Boss told me she would be attending an external event this morning. But just now our designer told me that she was also working with him via MSN.

Now that is dedication for you.

gone postal

Now that the final draft’s been sent to the printers, time to get down to compiling the mailing list on Excel.

Luckily my colleague L gave me some helpful tips.

Now, ready, get set, go!

another two firsts

In the past two weeks, I’ve spent more time at the hospital and spoken more Cantonese, than in the first 23 years of my life.

with all your heart

Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.

Confucius (possibly the English translation of ‘既来之, 则安之’?)


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