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* An Akward Hello

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I recently had a chance to spend some time with my nephew who's down from US for his summer break, and spending time with him has always been great in a very hilarious way. We both somehow connect on common grounds.
Our most recent ground, was akward hellos. How the people we meet, start a conversation with you when they bump into you in public.
We were thought of the very standard style which was firstly wishing, "Hello" or "Hi" or even "Good day.." followed by "how are you" or "where to, long time no see" (in our Manglish terms) etc.
Have you had someone come up to you and start a conversation by saying, "Hei (with a head nod), dark already ha (pointing their finger at you as if he needed to be more specific)?" or "Wah, you're back, so how are the girls back in US? (yah right now I see why you go abroad!)" or "Wei, wah fat already ha you? (thats doesn't make you any better looking than me!)" and…

* Chinese Zodiac Personality of The Snake

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Snake symbolizes such character traits as intelligence, gracefulness and materialism. When it comes to decision-making, Snakes are extremely analytical and as a result, they don’t jump into situations. They are effective at getting the things they want, even if it means they have to scheme and plot along the way. Snakes are very materialistic creatures, preferring to surround themselves with the finest that life has to offer. This is especially evident in the home, where luxurious furnishings and surroundings help Snakes seek the peace they need in order to thrive. Snakes do work very hard, but they have a tendency to be job-hoppers as they become easily bored. Their somewhat laid-back attitude causes them to be mistakenly categorized as slackers, but nothing could be further from the truth! Snakes are very creative and extremely diligent. They’re excellent problem-solvers and thrive under tight deadlines. Good career choices for Snakes include: scientist, analyst, investigator, painter…

* All in a day's work

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Guess this woman never heard of the term Multitasking. Clean house Clean kids Food on the table Time for books and study with the kids TV time Play time Prayer time Screaming and laughing time Nap time Friends and family time All this with lots of love to have everything going on smoothly at home.. and all that with a PC that's not broken, on a secured board band thanks to Maxis for lots of socializing, writing and learning taking place.. ALL IN A DAY'S WORK!!! Yes Multitasking is a highly skilled ability. Not many can do it, but it's not difficult to exercise it either. Like I tell many, it's all in your head actually! With time management, and the gift of multitasking.. a lot can be achieved. I am a stay home mum, and I am not bored because I keep myself occupied in many ways possible. To all those close to me who have decided to be stay home mums too, you always ask me how I do it because you seem to be suffocated with boredom, well this is how. I grab what the world has to offer …

* Conveniently Rude

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How often have you encountered people who are conveniently rude around you? I met one yesterday and seriously I didn't spare a moment to enlighten her of her rudeness.
So here's how it went, we did some grocery shopping yesterday and at the end we had to go settle the parking ticket before heading home. Out of 4 counters only 2 were open and out of the 2, the one on the right side had a larger space for people to park their carts and settle the payments. I obviously went to that lane as I had my kids and a cart full of things with me and in front of us, was a man who was paying his ticket and behind him another lady in the same scenario as I was, kids and a full cart.
I stood very patiently for her to take her cash out of her purse, while the man in front of her had already left the counter, and in the midst of the waiting, a very interesting specimen of a woman pushed herself through me and the lady in front of me to get to the counter we were queued at.
It really got on my nerve…

* An Insightful Discovery

I got this email today and I thought I'd post it on my blog:

Do you know…?
At 12hr 34 minutes and 56 seconds on the 7th of August this year, the time and date will be 12:34:56 07/08/09

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 This will probably never happen in our life again.
Unless we live to the next millennia??!!!!

* My 1st Paul Smith Bag

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A sudden obsession I have just acquired and over what? Paul Smith bags..
I got my first yesterday and I'm truly impressed with his bizarre crazy sense of colours and designs.
As always, I had a reason to look for a bag (although a woman never needs a reason for a new bag, as there isn't such a thing as too many bags in a lady's vocabulary). I needed one that will hold all my piano books, because my initial ever faithful bag, gave way. The increase of books got to heavy for that poor faithful friend of mine, so we went on a bag hunt and when I saw this collection of bags, I found myself instantly attracted to the fabulously humored look of Paul Smith's collection. I seriously believe that the men's collection stands out better than the ladies though!
So I got myself one.. Something that was big enough for the horizontally lengthy books I have and one that I believe is strong to last with style, and most of all FUN! It's Paul Smith's Mini Cooper collection.
Simp…

* Thanks for the gift??

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I love buying gifts! Yes, be it for any occasion, I truly enjoy doing this. I love to watch the pleased expressions of the one receiving it and I always like to choose the oddest, rarest stuff if possible. How about you? Are you the sort that dreads it? Rather envelope some cash and roll it into the receiver's hand or the type who takes time to get something worth while? I know many who would rather give cash, as it is most of the time the best thing to do especially for weddings, where the couple could do a lot with your cash rather than a gift. Have you ever wondered why you got what you got as a gift? Have you ever asked yourself, "What was he/she thinking when he/she decided to purchase this for me?" Well I have. In fact the most ridiculous gift I have received were from my most lousy aunties in my life, and till now I still cannot comprehend why they got me the stuff they did? Yeah I know its the thought that matters, but seriously, don't get a person trash as a gi…

* Lost & Found Friendships

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The past week I have been meeting up with friends and acquaintances that I have some how lost contact with for quite some time. A very wise woman once told me, no matter how long you've been apart, true friends can meet again and talk like they weren't apart at all. This is somehow so true in reality.
Why?
Is it because you have made a good impression on that friendship that no matter how long you have not seen each other or been in contact and bare in mind these days you can still keep contact without seeing each other at all thanks to the Internet, you can still bind? Is it because of 'old times sake' that you find it easy to just start back where you last ended?
What happens if you have lost touch in a friendship in a bitter way?
Then can this theory be true?
I guess it can. If you have been through enough time to heal, enough time to be calm over the bitterness, enough solitary moments to think, then you may find it easy to let bygones be bygones.
I lost one good friend …

* When do we grow up?

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These days, I tend to sit down more with the other mothers in my girl's kindergarten, and its been quite an experience I must say. Most of the ladies in this circle of mothers are much older to me but our eldest are classmates.
Our conversations at days can be pretty silly and serious depending on what we have to share with each other. Most of the time its trashing other people and honestly I don't know why.
I suppose alot of us bottle up too much in ourselves that when we do get to bring it out it comes out in the form of condemning others, then there are also people who think so mighty of themselves that they assume they have the rights to do so. Talking about the way other people dress, walk, talk, drive, name it, in any topic it may be, there is some trashing done.
Today I couldn't help but voice out in defense of the one being trashed.
A mother who dresses up obnoxiously with cleavage revealing tops and seriously mind blowing clothes which in many ways doesn't suit…

* Bad childhood ~ Rotten adulthood?

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Watching too much Crime and Investigation Channel made me come up with this post. Is a person's bad childhood an excuse or a reason for anyone to behave badly when they're all grown up? In almost every documentary, you will find one point in the narration saying, the criminal had a bad childhood. I'm sure this is certainly made after an evaluation of the case by very professional psychologist, and I believe this isn't something that the law accepts to do away with one's punishment. It is really sad to know a person has been through a bad childhood. What is the definition of a bad childhood by the way, and by whom? Abuse in all forms? Deprived of happiness? Deprived of freedom to be a child? Deprived of comfort? By your parents? Your siblings? Your community? Your friends? Your relatives? Well the list can certainly be endless depending on the adaptability of a kid to his or her situation with their childhood. There a…

* You STOP it!!

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Yes the title sounds weird but that's what my son says to me when I tell him to behave and stop doing what he's doing. How do I deal with it? Well I most of the time tolerate and tell him back to not speak to me that way, but daringly he still tries, and when I lose my temper he runs really fast away from me to so call protect himself from getting a spank on his buttocks from my hands!
I asked him the other day while doing my provisions if I should buy the "Rottan" for him? Of course he said NO! A really quick reply even before I could finish my question. NO! Yup, I won't buy the cane for him, I don't believe in spanking a child to teach discipline, I don't know how we took it all when we were kids, when a spank was the only way things would make sense to us. When fear was the only way to discipline a child.
Sometimes talking my son out of his naughtiness isn't easy either. I notice myself getting louder at him when he doesn't listen and then I won…