Archive for February, 2011

happy birthday

Happy birthday Grand Dotter!!! May you write a great thesis!!!


home again

Back from the staff retreat in Bangkok!


Work tomorrow (sigh), so good night everyone!

city of angels

Off to Bangkok for a staff retreat this weekend!!!

a certain stillness

Half day today, and the office is almost deserted……

soldier boy


The brother is back!

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marching on

VERY busy day.

Singlehandedly proofread and corrected the mistakes in the fullbook for our February issue.

Before I left, Boss suddenly warned me that March will be an extremely busy month……


lunching alone can be extremely cathartic

Very busy day so I popped over to Housemen’s Canteen opposite my office for a quick lunch, and found a seat by the window. Had just finished my yong tau foo when I suddenly looked up, and spotted a large bird soaring high in the sky. Probably an eagle. I looked away for a moment, then turned back, but it had disappeared.

Lunching alone can be extremely cathartic.


Brother was supposed to enlist on the fourth day of Nainai’s wake (9 February). My dad couldn’t leave the wake, so the rest of the family – all the women – accompanied the brother on his big day.

Continue reading ‘送弟入役记’

moving on

Today was the last day I could bombard my graphic designer MY with emails, more emails and calls because he is leaving his company soon!

So from tomorrow onwards I will have to bug his replacement instead!

return of the rabbit

When I was 12, I could not ever imagine being 24.

Now that I am 24, I cannot ever imagine being 36.

the men do get it

Well, at least one of them, anyway.

Snippet of an MSN convo with Ahgong just now:

(Gave him the link to someone’s photo of the pink Lanvin for H&M necklace. Mine is on its way to me……)

Avalon 一口玉弓思归送 says:
not bad
bt actually nid to contemplate what to match this with

~ * j u n * ~ [ the princess of peach blossom island ] says:

you learn something new every day

An unusual word I chanced upon sometime last week:


IPA: /ˈbɪvuˌæk, ˈbɪvwæk/
Spelt:  [biv-oo-ak, biv-wak]
noun, verb, -acked, -ack·ing.
1. a military encampment made with tents or improvised shelters, usually without shelter or protection from enemy fire.
2. the place used for such an encampment.
–verb (used without object) rest or assemble in such an area; encamp.
Origin: 1700–10;  < French  < Swiss German bīwacht  auxiliary patrol, equivalent to bī- by- + wacht  patrol, watch
adapted from

fried rice paradise

Wednesday (16 February) was JJ’s last day at work, so I treated her to lunch at the little old-fashioned restaurant downstairs, called Ka-Soh Seafood Restaurant. Neither of us had ever eaten there before!

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things i never knew about

Since we all had to spend the greater part of four days at Nainai’s wake, I got the chance to catch up with my cousins. Since quite a few of them are around one and a half decades older than me, they told me lots of things I never knew about.

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the moth

Late the previous Tuesday night (8 February) we were all attending Nainai’s (my paternal granny) wake when my mum noticed that a green moth with an unusual pattern landed on one of the yellow drapes decorating the 灵堂.

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