Tuesday, October 30, 2007

One and a half month earlier!

Since the bday boy received this today, I might as well show it to the world. The design is basically stacking square of different sizes - thus making it complicated (and sophisticated, hopefully). I particularly like the lucky-star ornament and those beads & sequins circling the golden tower of happy birthday.

And Mom, you took a risk by sending it on normal post. You should know how thievious the Malaysian postmen are... =P

Monday, October 29, 2007

life path number

Your Life Path Number is 1

Your purpose in life is to lead others.

You have great drive and determination. Nothing is going to stand in your way.
You seek out challenges and the spotlight. You'll take all the work - and all the glory.
Status and success are important to you. You demand the best from everyone and everything.

In love, you tend to take a protective role. You enjoy being the provider in relationships.

You expect others to be like you, and as a result, you are often disappointed.
A little selfish and vain, you always put yourself first.
Remember, everyone already knows you're great - you don't need to remind them!
I hate to say it but I'm afraid it's quite true.

i'm OUTing you

Since I have had a fair share of weird dreams in the past few weeks, I decided to start to tag-blog them under Dreamcatcher. Unfortunately the protagonist of my dreams was so conveniently myself so I am not putting myself up for inspection this time. Not yet.

Ta-dah - so there goes my first victim, in my wholly imaginary world of alf-land, CL (I better keep her anonymous) was a lesbo!! I don't know why I would help her with overseas student health cover (my job)... When she was passing her passport to me, she said, "I don't think why am I telling you this but I have a girlfriend back home".

The rest of the dream fell through the dreamcatcher though.... But rest assured, just to set the record straight, CL isn't gay.

Sunday, October 28, 2007




Sunday, October 21, 2007

i likey likey

You Are a Witch (or Warlock)

You are deviously brilliant and a perfect manipulator.
You somehow always end up getting what you want - without anyone knowing you're working behind the scenes.
Crafty and cunning, you can work your way out of any jam.
And it's easy for you to get people to do what you want, whether you're working for good or evil.

Your greatest power: Mind control

Your greatest weakness: Making people your puppets

You play well with: Ghosts

not too surprising...

Your Brain is Purple

Of all the brain types, yours is the most idealistic.
You tend to think wild, amazing thoughts. Your dreams and fantasies are intense.
Your thoughts are creative, inventive, and without boundaries.

You tend to spend a lot of time thinking of fictional people and places - or a very different life for yourself.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

monkey boi

It really proves how free I am nowadays that I can blog 4 entries in a day. I also have less or none white hair for a couple of months now! Amazing what stress can do to one. I guess 白发魔女 wasn't really that implausible. Anyway, I love this new simple design - which I took from a puzzle piece. Got it anybody?

...and cut! that's a wrap people.



Lions for Lambs

Wooo this is exciting! If you realise it, the common denominator of the 3 films is war. I am not normally a fan of this genre. However, one of the reasons that interests me to watch a certain film is because of its actors and actresses. That said, storyline weighs far more than just familiar faces.

Valkyrie started off badly with contraversies around its plot. Naturally, anything to do with world wars, Hitler and Japan would arguably spark arguments among people. The 2 people that I look forward to seeing are Tom Cruise (who else?) and the director Bryan Singer, who has made his name in Apt Pupil and The Usual Suspect. After The Last Samurai, I'm eager to watch Tom in another drama role.

Rendition is another very current-issue type of film that ventures into the realm of torture of war prisoners. Coincidentally, I just watched something similar on TV last night. Images of a female officer keeping a naked Arabian soldier on a leash are really disturbing. She also had this smirk on her face. How much of this goes undisclosed - I don't know. Hopefully Rendition will be able to get people thinking and starting to question government decision and the greater picture of democracy. However, the character of Meryl Streep says something along the line of "we kill one to save many", which will definitely invite criticism. What else can I ask for - Jake Gyllenhaal, Reese no-longer-Mrs.-Phillippe Witherspoon and the great Meryl Streep.

Another amazing rock-solid cast consisting Robert Redford, Meryl Streep and Tom Cruise - Lions for Lambs. I have limited knowledge of this movie - seeing that it's gonna screen on Nov 9 2007 and I've just learned of it. One thing that worries me is that great cast often does not coincide with great story. Fingers crossed and knock knock.

Just wondering if Rendition and Lions for Lambs are gonna add to Streep's list of Oscar nominations. With 14 nominations (she won 2) already, I doubt if anyone can surpass that.

it takes more than just holding one

It seems like a lot of companies out there are giving these supposedly green bags away. Literally, they are meant for us to use less plastic bags. That said, everytime I go to the market I still see people having a lot of plastic bags in their green bags. The green bag has been compromised! It's not supposed to be an extra big bag to accomodate more plastic bags.

I definitely think it takes more than just giving out green bags - which is merely another promotional means quite frankly - to help reduce the use of plastic bags. I remember hearing Safeway was phasing out the use of plastic bags but I don't think it's happened yet. Even the Australian government said something like that before - about total discontinuation of plastic bag use.

I don't think we need to start that big - everyone could do their parts. Why do we need to use a blue plastic bag for 4 apples, then another green one for a piece of fish, a pink one for some vege? I do just chuck everything in the green bag. And then you put all those plastic bags in your green bag. What purpose does it serve? When I am given a plastic bag at the market, I shamelessly give it back to the seller.

Tackling green house gases or climate change doesn't have to start big and bold when everyone can play their part. Just by saying NO to plastic bags.


Now Singapore Airline has taken mile high club to a brand new spanking occupied-do-not-disturb-if-you-hear-any-sound level. Perhaps new safety instruction should be included during pre-flight briefing.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Sterling Silver + 1

That 旗袍 was made about 15 years ago and a total of 4 children and Mom can still pull it off. (",)

I'm looking forward to the golden moment in 24 years.


Brace yourself and fasten your seatbelt. And let the race begin! Today's poll (some poll!) showed the widening gap between the preference for the Labour or Liberal party, 59% vs. 41%.

I'm sure Australian will be disgusted by the mentioning of the names of Kevin Rudd and John Howard in the next 6 to 8 weeks. Not to mention their right and left hands - Kevin Andrews, Julia Gillard, Wayne Swan, Tony Abbott etc. I'm interested in one other name - Maxine McKew. She might just have enough votes to overthrow John Howard's seat in Bennelong (wherever that is).

Politics... It's like another f word that should be disgusted. And politicians would be the f word plus er. One liar replaced by another? Democrazy is what it is.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

it takes 6 months to ship from the US to Aus?

Awwww. I'm missing all my favourite TV shows -Desperate Housewives, Brothers & Sisters, Ugly Betty and Grey's Anatomy.

I'm loving the new additions to DH and B&S. Right now I can only rely on youtube and this fabulous new blog that I found - televisionista.

I don't know how much longer can Channel 7 hold off these shows. Network 10 and Channel 7 seem to be having rating wars. So far they are so ahead of Network 9, which I am glad as 9 sucks, by screening hit shows directly from the US (well delay of a few days, but who's complaining as long as I can see my Milo on a weekly basis).

So I was saying about my anticipations. There's so much going on in Wysteria Lane with new couples and rekindling of the old characters like Andrew. I also wanna see Lynette more as she's my favouritest housewife, followed by Bree (I could be almost as anal as she is). And after 3 seasons, there's gonna be a gay couple moving into the lane. Cat fight just got more interesting!

On Ugly Betty, I have to say, I'm looking forward to seeing all the characters. First of all the evil queen herself, Wilhemina, followed by the queen hag (is there such a thing?) Marc and the little upcoming queen Justin. And of course Betty with Henry - such bitterrrrrrr sweeeeeeeeet couple, whose love story is so looked forward to. Mind you, our Mrs. Beckham will be guest-starring on the show too, playing herself. I'm sure that would be easy by looking robotic throughout.

And my favourite Mama on TV - Nora Walker, played by the wonderful and outspoken Sally Fields. The cast of B&S is simply joyous to watch. An everyday-family plot which I feel very close to my heart. As if there's not enough characters, there will be more new players, who will be playing new love interests to a couple of the siblings.

And last but not least, a show that might start to slip on ratings - Grey's Anatomy - a show which is no stranger to controversy by depicting slutty doctors who work at a supposedly-public-hospital-but-occassional-brothel-or-hotel. If the decline in rating continued, Isiah Washington must be laughing his ass off after being laid off. However, his new show, Bionic Women doesn't look tasty at all with weak writing and cast. Back to Grey, hopefully the writers will find a way of bringing the audience back. Perhaps this time, enough already with sleeping with the doctors. Cross the line, or should I say IV drip, and get it on with your patients already! Perhaps something along the line of a man who wants a sex change then falls in love with a straight-turned-lesbian doctor? Will that work? It's both a shame and a great deal for Kate Walsh, who played Dr. Addison Montgomery on Grey, now leading a spin-off of Grey in, literally, Private Practice.

Sometimes, OK I was being kind with sometimes, Australia is so behind in not only bringing these shows into Australia on a timely basis, but the DVDs themselves take months of shipping across the Pacific Ocean. I guess I'll have to happy with just Heroes and House for the moment.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

it's a world of roses out there....

The heck with it - originally I didn't wanna show off, but these new creations are screaming to be seen and to be complimented - who am I to deny such noble form of self-admiration and vanity?

how long...

I'm the sort of person that is anal about checking my email. Is this a way of me screaming for attention? I gotta remind myself - email isn't love (aka food isn't love).

I think the longest I have gone without checking my email is probably one to two weeks. Am I gonna looking for a cyber cafe when I am travelling in, say, India? No, perhaps India is too high-tech to allow me ample access. And India is not one of my must-visit countries. How about Morocco? Sounds perfectly foreign and nothing like I've ever been before. How long do you think I'll last without going crazy for not getting access to the internet?

If internet coverage is available on some islands, would you bring together with you your laptop on your holiday? And how long do you think you'll last without internet?

Sunday, October 07, 2007


From the other end of the phone there came a familiar and well-missed voice. When my parents told me to enjoy and appreciate the time I had while I was still a student, I didn't quite believe them. But I do now - you'll learn to treasure things or people when you have lost them, the sour grapes are always perceived to be better.

I'm now questioning my decision that I made at the end of 2005. My decision to reside in a still-foreign land. A land that most of my close friends have fled from. Does my resolution of waiting half a year still stand? Will I make up more excuses to stay?

Like she said, it's hard when you can't just pick up the phone or to meet those you think who know you, whenever you need them. Things are OK most of the times, at least on the surface. But sometimes it just gets to you. Like a hidden thorn. I try to stay strong but I can't really bank on keeping cool will not make me stone cold.


Wednesday, October 03, 2007

just suddenly

am in a mess of papers, scissors, card boards, ribbons, wrappers and more papers... And the sun is blazing its alpha & beta rays from millions of kilometers away - sending warmth everywhere. Yes it's getting warmer now. Summa is coming!

But I don't want summer to come. Suddenly I am missing winter. Would it be great if it was winter everyday? Perhaps there would be less skin cancer patients?

I want winter - despite heavy and cumbersome winter clothing, I can hide everything underneath them. I can eat like no tomorrow when excuse myself with I need the fat for the cold. I can also escape gym with I'll go when summer is closer.

Summer is coming and I need to get my lazy bum into shape! Perhaps the treadmill is already snearing at me. Summer is coming and I need to get my skinny arms into bulkier trunks! Summer is coming and I need to flatten my tummy! Summer is coming and I need to get some new sunscreen from Shiseido!

Perhaps I need to find a second home in Europe or Canada when it's getting colder now.


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