Monday, July 30, 2007
When I was younger (or maybe when all of us were), I looked forward to bdays cos of the prezzies...the more the merrier. Better to have numerous small ones than one big one. Bring 'em on! Lol. Now it's more the company that I treasure - who I'm gonna spend my special day with, what we're gonna do together, the meaningful (and fun!) conversations we're gonna have.
Hey what does this say? I've matured (read: not old). Hehe =)
Love at first sight and enchantment
Send lavender roses of course, to convey the message of your "love at first sight" with that special someone. You can nevertheless also send them if you would like to make a special impression.)
More like my cake..mocha cream cake from Crystal Jade. Nice! (Also my first triangle cake haha)
All smiles b'day girl
P.S. Does anyone know who my secret admirer is? Ask me for details heh. Or are u the one?
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
More pics of su's wedding (ripped from azi :P)
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Dad brought us for 4th of July celebrations at his workplace. It was pretty fun - music, food, the company, seeing the kids play, more food, drinks, fireworks. We didn't know it was a picnic, so when we arrived, we were like..darn..how are we gonna sit on the grass. So we walked around eating our kebab (there was Halal food..impressive!) and gulping down our root beer. Sakura and I saw an Indian family getting some of those black garbage bags. So when Dad came back, we "dared" him (or more like spare us the embarrassment) of asking the Bangla workers if we could take one too. We even told him to ask them and not the Chinese guys cos Indian-Indian will give chance lol. Not cos racist lah.
The ceremony was short, and maybe sweet...I wasn't paying attention to the speeches. I did however cringe because I was chagrinned at the Singaporean's behaviour when our national anthem was played. There was hardly any voices to be heard although there were plenty of us. The Americans on the other hand glorified their Star Spangled Banner by placing their hand on their chest and mouthing (if not singing) the words. When I went back to our picnic ground, dad even told me that the two Singaporean ladies next to us were happily lying down on their mats with their legs up in the air (demonstrating aerobics as I overheard from their conversation) throughout Majulah Singapura. Talk about patriotism, much more undignifying behaviour. At least I did my part, although I stole a few snaps during the anthem. Where did our NE lessons go?
Anyway, the fireworks were pretty amazing even though it was a small scale event. It was kinda scary too - it was so close that it was extremely loud. Even scarier was the fact that the "remnants" of the fireworks dropped on us. At first I was wondering why the poor kid next to us was wailing so loudly. I thought perhaps it was because of the loud sound. Then when the hot piece of paper (?) dropped on my arm, I was like OUCH. Even my sis was scared. I told her not to worry and then continued snapping more pics. I can never get tired of snapping shots of fireworks. They're just beautiful and extraodinary. I think the fun music helped too. Maybe we should come up with "Surfin' Singapura" lol.
Monday, July 09, 2007
The Seven Blunders of the World is a list that Mahatma Gandhi gave to his grandson Arun Gandhi during his last days. The seven blunders are:
Wealth without work
Pleasure without conscience
Knowledge without character
Commerce without morality
Science without humanity
Worship without sacrifice
Politics without principle
courtesy of wikipedia
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
Then some ppl came to wait for a taxi behind me . The guy flagged it down cos I didn't realise the cab was empty - but thankfully he let me have it first since I was first in line. Else he'd have gotten it from me haha. Was happy I got the taxi, but the driver took some weird route and made me pay $10.20 instead of the usual $8+. Plus he didn't press his "stop" button so the meter continued running at the taxi stand to $10.30. I thought he was gonna charge me $10.20 but my change was 10 cents short...grrr. If I hadn't been in a rush I'd have argued with him! Money making @#$%&*^!
On the way back to office, I shared a cab with my colleagues from Biopolis. They were (soundly) asleep at the back so since the cab driver took AYE, I asked him to exit at NUH so that he could go there first instead of alighting me at Buona Vista. He exited there alright, but instead of going straight into NUH, he went into the right-turn lane. So when I said he was supposed to go straight into NUH, he went like, "This lane cannot turn. If you want I turn right and U-turn back then go into NUH." Like wtf, wanna make my taxi bill higher is it?? Then later on when he alighted me around MOE before turning into Biopolis, he made it seem as if he was doing me such a big favour. Moron! Taxi drivers can be so annoying sometimes!!! The only comfort was that my colleagues let me ride free..yay. Heh.
Everything from yest till today just added up so by the time I reached office, I was almost in tears. I went to the toilet cos I was feeling nauseated but in the end I just burst into tears. Arghhh. But better than puking I guess. I feel better now. I think. I need closure. Bleah. Easy to say.
Sunday, July 01, 2007
P.S. I don't think the cake will survive for long at the rate dad is eating it. Lol.
Oh yeah, and I think I should admit that I decided to be so enterprising in the kitchen today of all days so that I could get away from having to complete my article which I'm supposed to submit to prof this wk. Tsk tsk.