Thursday, November 29, 2007

Enchanted...ahhhh (with a sigh of love)

(To enjoy this story, it would be best if you have seen the movie Enchanted. Alternatively, please plunge yourself into fairytale english as I tell this story...)

Yesterday was a beeaaauutiful day. I enjoyed myself immensely!

My Prince whisked me out for dinner at this restaurant with such an adorable name, Spageddies. We had the most splendid of meals. I would have to say it's the best of three worlds. The spectacular feast consisted of steak, so tender and juicy, crayfish, so fresh and tasty, and of course, pasta, al denta with a touch of olive oil. It was absolutely divine. I ravished it, with grace of course.

We talked merrily and laughed happily.

Then, he brought me to this dark room with a massive, giant-sized painting with actual moving pictures. The pictures could talk and sing and dance!!! It was most beautiful and exciting! OH but the evil queen was terribly awful. She scared me to bits.

There was one part in the story which was most dear to my Prince and I. Do listen to me tell this story...

The Princess Giselle, oh she was most graceful and had a beautiful voice, unfamilar with the practices of the strange real world she enquired about dates. And Robert, a real man, gracious and kind, was explaining to her what real people do on dates. Oh he suggested going for dinner, chatting, long walks, or visiting the museum.

It was at this point that my Prince turned to me and asked this rather strange question, "Who would go to a museum on a date?"

As if a spell was cast on me, I remained silent and still. And suddenly, as if a bolt of lighting had flashed before his eyes, he remembered, gasping as he turned to me and exclaimed, "It is you!"

I blushed furiously. I was utterly embarrassed for this is how the story went. Long long ago, I accompanied my date, EK, to the museum, on several occassions in fact. One time while we were at the grand museum of Singapore, my Prince called and I happily mentioned I was at the museum with EK, the person I am most in love with.

And my Prince, with his immaculate memory, held me hostage with this one account. After the movie - oh yes, that is what it's called, those moving pictures - we had a good laugh over this. I think, oh yes I do really think this is one story I will tell my children, and my children's children, and, OH, should I live to tell at that ripe old age, my children's children's children.

~The End~

Tuesday, November 27, 2007


Ever since my darling boyfriend commented that my wallet looked like a rubbish dump or was it that it looked like rubbish...anyway, I was greatly affected by it.

I know, I put far too many things into my wallet, but please tell me who doesn't. Every women's wallets are like that...and you (men) should be thankful for that. Here's why!

1) Cash (Obviously important)
2) Identity Cards and Drivers' License (Just in case I need to ferry you around or get stopped outside a club while accompanying you to an evening of fun)
3) Credit and ATM cards (So that I can buy you expensive presents)
4) Discount Cards and Vouchers (You prefers to spend when there's discounts)
5) Loyalty Cards (Get 10 stamps and receive 1 item free? I carry it so that you don't need to clutter your wallets)
6) Receipts on purchases (I never know when you want to return/exchange some purchases)
7) Access Cards (1 for my company door, 1 for my house gate...)
8) EzyLink Cards (1 to travel around, 1 for space in case you forget yours)

So you see...there's a reason why our wallets are 'FAT'. And with a 'FAT' wallet comes lots of wear and tear coz for one, we use it very often, two, it's more clumsy and bulky, thus increasing its potential to scratch, knock, brush and rub against other surfaces such as the interiors of handbags, the items inside the handbag, the zippers, and so on.

Therefore, my wallet became rather bruised. It's leather varnishing on the sides have started to peal, there were small pen marks on the surface, the zipper thingy came off, the gold male button had scratches...

Recently, I have been so affected by my boyfriend's comment, that the more I looked at my wallet, the more I hated its condition. And I cannot afford to hate my wallet or let myself hate my is far too dear to me to hate it OR replace it...

So yesterday, I had to take it in for serious damage control...and this caused even more damage to my wallet, monetary speaking. The repairs cost 20% of the cost of my wallet. Some may argue, why's going to get scratched anyway...but if I don't repair it so that I can like it again, it'll be like I'm throwing away 100% which is even more heart breaking.

Conclusion: I'm never going to buy such a wallet again...NEVER. From now onwards, I'll buy wallets that are priced below 5% of the cost of this wallet.

It's on its way...

It's on its way it's on its way it's on its way...lalalala.

I just got confirmation that my DVDs are on it's way. Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah Zip-A-Dee-A! My oh my, what a wonderful day!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Princess Fantaghiro...Lost and Found

I've found my Fantaghiro, my childhood hero, my Cave of the Golden Rose, my childhood drama!!


Well...technically, I've got it in the sense that I've paid for it and that means it's mine...till it arrives in the post, that is.

Ahhh, the beauty of online purchases. Always a scary thingy. You never know dodgy from dodgy. I can only keep my fingers crossed and wait, hope, wish and pray that it arrives soon.

And it's actually amazing how many loyal fans of this drama there are...if you type 'Cave of the Golden Rose DVD' into google, you'll see quite a number of blogs, chatrooms and forums all saying the one thing:

"I love this show...I watched it when I was young...Does anyone know where I can find the DVD?!"

Muahhahahahahahah. At a price for childhood memories, anything is possible.

I wet my skirt!

I'm drenched! Well...I was drenched from waist down just an hour ago.

For lunch, I had to make a trip to the post office to send some cards overseas and while I was on my way - a 15 minute walk - I got caught in a heavy downpour. Hastening my pace, I rushed to get my errand done and rushed back to work.

When I got back, I realised my entire skirt was drenched, and it didn't help with grey dots all over the back of the skirt, especially against a white background. YEP, of all days, I had to choose today to wear a white skirt! And when white fabrics get wet...oooh, I wonder what could have been seen by motorists zooming past me! Haha...kiddz. Lucky for me, the skirt had a pettycoat, so hopefully that helped reduce the number of whistles I got along the way, which was at a total count of zero.

I couldn't possibly face the world with a spotted skirt so in I hid in the toilet for about 20 minutes, washing my skirt, squeezing my skirt dry and trying to wear my skirt! It's an impossible task when you've got wet pettycoat sticking to your thighs! So right now, I'm sitting in a wet skirt, my thighs are cold and the pettycoat is gripping to my thighs. I'm almost comfortable!

The funny thing is...the weather is perfectly fine right now...bright and clear. Of all the perfect timings, it had to pour during lunch!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Pop-Up Cards @ SGD 5

When I was in Penang over the weekend, I found some awesome pop-up cards! Check them out below. I bought quite a few! If you are interested in purchasing any, let me know? (Haha...terrible me, fancy doing business even on my personal blog!)

Blue Church Bells

Family Gathering

Christmas Sweet Christmas

Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer

Santa's Garden

Merry Christmas Kitty

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Chitty Chitty BANG BANG

Who wants to watch Chitty Chitty Bang Bang with me?? I need company and I can give you 10 reasons why it's worth it!!

1) They're in Singapore, for goodness sake. How often does such a fantastic musical drop in to tiny tiny Singapore?

2) I heard from those who have seen it that it's beyond spectacular! Even if you haven't caught the original movie, you'll get the play.

3)With a cast of over 70, including 10 dogs, sensational sets and stunning special effects, and a once in a lifetime opportunity to catch a flying car...what's holding you back?

4) Wasn't it your childhood movie? Well, it was for me. I saw the movie over and over and over again, and never got bored of it.

5) Who says it's a children's film? I've heard that even the adults LOVE it!

6) They've extended the performance period due to overwhelming response, and it's been showing since the 7th of Nov, and this is the final extension, till the 9th of Dec!!

7) It's an action packed musical (says the press) and even if you're not a musical lover, or a flying car lover...well, I'm sure action will appeal to you!

8) How about spending some time with me? How long as it been since we've spent a quality 2.5 hours together? I'm great company! Some may argue it may be even more spectacular watching me than the performance itself!

9) It may be a tad bit expensive (the seats I want are priced at S$150), but HEY! It's a once in a lifetime opportunity and people said it's worth every penny!!

10) Coz I've got no boyfriend says he would go, but he wouldn't really enjoy it since he thinks it's a children's film. And he hasn't seen it when he was young and well...he says he probably wouldn't catch a word they are saying or singing...

So pretty pretty plueeeze...who would like to accompany me? (LAURA, where are you when I want you?!)

Friday, November 16, 2007

The Awakening

Hi everyone...

The Shopaholic Strikes Back!!!

Winter is over and I'm done with hybernation! I have awaken, so Orchard Road, Vivo City, Marina Square, Raffles City...BE AWARE...BEWARE!

It's been a long long time since I've written - about 9 months have gone by. I can't account for everything that has since happened, but I'll briefly sum up my adventures (and some not so adventurous adventures).

For starters, this is my third job since Feb. Gosh, that doesn't sound very 'employable' of me, but hear me out. I left my last last job - the advertising one - in April, for a bank that I shall not name.

The bank, obviously with its regulations and all the financial jargon, did not suit me. Turn over rate was surprisingly high. Within the 4 months I was there, I saw about 10 people who came and left IN MY DEPARTMENT. Wonder why the superiors didn't ask "what's wrong with us?" But I didn't leave because it was the trend, though it did make it easier. I left because I wasn't doing what I wanted to do. I wasn't doing what I was initially hired for (which was marketing). The girl who doesn't like to complain ended up dealing with all the complaints against the bank and some were NASTY! A day came when I could put up no longer with the complaints, and I tendered. The relief, as if weight was lifted off my shoulder. And this was when I just tendered my resignation, with 1 more month of service to complete and no job lined up. So can you imagine when the last day actually came? THE 'FINANCIAL' FREEDOM!

And so about for a month or more, I was jobless, roaming the streets, surfing all the job sites, worrying about what I was going to do if I didn't find a job soon...and then the phone call came...the interview went, and I am.

A marketing coordinator at a perfume distribution company. Note the word MARKETING. I'm finally doing what I'm supposed to be doing. It's challenging, but I'm learning heaps. It's the actual marketing stuff, the promotional planning, the event execution, the strategic pricing! And did I mention all my bosses are FRENCH...ah oui! It's AWESOME! And as MacDonalds jingle goes..."I'm lovin' it!"

In March, I went to Melbourne. Not for shopping, not for touring, but for one big event - THE FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX. AHHHHHHHHHHHH. It was too cool. The hotel was obviously very nice, but that wasn't the point was it? Hee. The entire event was fantastic. It was very well planned with aero displays during the intervals and many booths for viewing, the atmosphere was great with fans from all around the world, and the race was LOUD! It was an excitement packed weekend, and the best part - GRAND STAND SEATS!!! MUAHHHAHAHAHAHA! Maybe I'll blog about it one day...better late then never ay?

In April, EK and myself went back to New Zealand for a holiday. It was a rushed trip as EK hadn't toured NZ before so that was the agenda, including my agenda which was spending time with family and friends, so that left us with very very little time. Nevertheless, it was fantastic, right from the moment we landed and I got to see my family, and my surprise drop in on my friends for dinner, till the time we were packing our luggages with every memory of NZ. Maybe I'll blog about it one day too...HAHAHA.

EK and I turned 1 year in August! Though both of us don't know the exact day I denied being boyfriend and girlfriend to friends, and the next day, I stopped denying. But 1 year! Gosh. That was quick. Sometimes too quick, but there are many many more happy days ahead so life's goooood. Do I hear marriage bells ring? YES! My friends in NZ seems to be all getting married!! A friend I met at university got married this year in April, and another 2 friends from cell group are getting married in a weeks or so! AND THEY ARE ALL MY AGE! Gosh! *Hint *hint...HAHaHA

Pear and I, our trinket business is taking off. We've just turned 1 year in September as well and I can't believe it's already been a year. We've had a hundred going on two hundred orders, we've got orders from strangers, publicity's great...CONGRATES BABE!

Justina and Chris came to visit (at different periods of time) so it was awesome catching up with old friends, eating and talking.

That's all the updates from me...I think those were the major events in the past few months...but I'll keep you posted if I think of any more!!

Au Revoir...