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Thursday’s child…… has far to go…… (for me, in all senses of the phrase, I think!)

Was born on a Thursday, and my birthday is on a Thursday again this year, so…… :D

(Delicious salted caramel cake with pecans from Lynda Ann Cakes, located deep in the heartland of Bedok North Street 2. The bakery’s run by a secondary school senior of mine. Go check them out HERE!)

throwing letter

This morning I tendered my resignation to my biggest boss M. Before I entered his office, I thought that I could coolly pass the letter to him and then just walk out. Turns out, I couldn’t…… I started tearing the moment I sat down. 顿时百感交集: relief, joy, sadness and a multitude of emotions washed over me. It was exactly like a phrase I had once used in my primary school Chinese compos: ‘打翻五味瓶’……

My letter was a simple announcement of my resignation, and the rationale I gave was: “As a female teacher from Henan, China, recently wrote in her resignation note of just ten words: ‘世界那么大,我想去看看’!” My boss accepted the document, and finally the deed was done.

PS I wonder why resigning is also known as ‘throwing letter’ in local parlance, which strikes me as being rather negative. Is it because it is nearly always carried out in unhappiness, when the employee is at the end of their tether?

a curious evening

And I think…… my next adventure has quite possibly…… found me……

journey to the west

MRTed all the way to Westgate, at the other end of the island, this morning. Had arranged to meet a certain someone over coffee. I had an interesting time. Perhaps I could call it…… a life-changing experience……


Today’s Yuanxiao Festival, which marks the 15th and last day of the Chinese New Year (CNY) celebration period. It is a tradition to eat tangyuan on this day, I popped into the nearby Mr Bean outlet on my way home, and bought three bowls of tangyuan (only those with peanut filling were left) in soya bean milk home for the family. Everyone enjoyed the dessert tremendously! As did I! But most of all, I can’t believe CNY is over! Definitely need to find some other New Years to make a big fuss of!!! :D





The cube of 3 is 27, of course…… :D

Pistachio Symphony cake from The Patissier – pricey but worth every cent!!! 

eastern health alliance

Eastern Health Alliance – now that’s a name straight out of a martial arts novel (translated into English, of course)!

Incidentally, they are called 东部医疗联盟 in Chinese, which (in my opinion) sounds a little way too modern to be a term that could be possibly used in a wuxia story…… :P

and love the wind and rain

It’s 11.44 am, I’m sitting at my table, and there is a humongous storm going on. I can hear the rain pouring, wind howling and thunder rumbling. It’s an absolute adventure out there! Too bad I’m stuck at work!



My birthday cake, a Mont Blanc cake from Patisserie Glace in Republic Plaza……

‘Z’ because it’s the 26th letter in the English alphabet…… :)

My brother asked if I’ll have ‘1’ on my cake next year as numbers come after letters…… well, probably not, but I’ll have a whole year to think about what to write……

And yes, it was rich and creamy and delicious too…… :D

prebirthday cake

In the run up to my impending birthday…… one last hurrah before I turn 26 next Tuesday!!!

110713photo taken by my brother (using his new HTC smartphone >.<)

Bought myself a prebirthday (or unbirthday, if you must!) cake today! It was the Coco Exotic cake from Four Leaves! And it was delicious!

Anyway, a Pythagorean triple consists of three positive integers a, b, and c, such that a2 + b2 = c2. And it so happens that 3, 4 and 5 make up the smallest Pythagorean triple. (3, 4 and 5 are also consecutive positive integers!) Check out other examples here!

praying for rain

Currently chanting this:

天灵灵 地灵灵 风凛凛 雨淋淋……

you learn something new every day


image from here

Why do moles grow hair?

A few days ago, I was on the train home when I noticed this uncle standing a few metres away from me. On one of his forearms was a large, okay gigantic, black mole, which had sprouted a bunch of thick black hair. (HAHA don’t even ask me why I notice such things! :X)

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how i choose my handphones

I realized some of my friends actually research phones whenever it’s time to get new ones. As for me, I’ve never done that ever.

I just use and use and use my phones for years. (Got my first phone in upper secondary – it was a Panasonic GD75 and shared with my sister. Since then I’ve had a Sony Ericsson K700 and a Nokia 5320 XpressMusic, and I’m currently using a Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830. (What were the phones you’ve had?)  That works out to be approximately one phone every 2.5 years, which does seem like an eternity in this fast-paced age.) When they’ve become really cui, it’s time to change phones!

Without doing any prior research, I just go to the SingTel store, change my plan and see which phones I can get for the least amount of money, or better still, free! Then I choose the nicest one. LOL. Clearly, I’m not a techie person!

But I suppose this method works for me as I’m not fussy about phones. As long as they have all the essential basic functions, I’m good to go!

christmas again

Attended my technically first ever Christmas party with friends (since previous years were usually extended family get-togethers) today! It was a modest affair held at Daphne’s place. Other than Daphne’s family and me, the other guests were Sze Yong, and Daphne’s friends Conny and Patrick (a married couple in the photography business, how interesting)!

We enjoyed a simple spread of bee hoon, stir fried broccoli, curry chicken with french bread and neatly sliced store-bought roasted leg of lamb (wondered where the bone was until Daphne showed me that it was in the fridge, haha). I loved the fried chicken and ate six drumlets and one wing! :D

After Connie and Patrick left early, we watched a rerun of the 2012 Mnet Asian Music Awards, and entertained ourselves by commenting on every single details. Anyway, the big winner of the awards event was undeniably Psy.

Halfway through the show, we cut the one kg plus cake that I had lugged all the way there. It was a blackforest cake from Four Leaves! (Did not consider buying a log cake as I find such cakes very ‘chop carrot’ (ie, a ripoff)!)

In line with my vow made in July 2008 that every cake that I buy will always carry a quirky message, this cake did too! :D


Keep Calm and Christmas On!!!

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