Monday, October 29, 2007

A Busy Weekend

Have been busy doing backup for my laptop, packing my room during the last weekend... It was sure tired... While packing, then I realised I have been holding so much scrapbooking stash; apparently, I'm buying faster than I scrap. This is sure a bad sign, so I decided to post some of extra PPs for sale in TSL, but seems like they are not moving. Think I just gotta pray hard and stop purchasing until I've utilised half of what I owned.

And this is not all, I've just finished my tabulation of work data, hope I can clear my backlog by tomorrow and go off early for the day. The thought of going back to work on the next day dreads me.

What happened? Had I started to develop work phobia? Since 4/5 months ago, I've been facing the same problem; even if I woke up in time, I drag till the very last min to leave home and ended up late for work, but after being late for several times, I feel sort of embarrassed and turn to cab driver for help. I thought by changing the environment will helps, but seems like things aren't getting better... I asked myself what do I want? But I simply can't seem to find the answer. What should I do???

Sunday, October 28, 2007

原創: 被遗忘的作品(三) ~ 爱人与被爱

被爱比爱人幸福?就好像郑中基唱的“被爱是幸福,爱人是痛苦”?

有人说,最痛苦的事,莫过于你爱的人就在眼前,你却无法说出口。究竟为了何因呢?或许是,这是一份卑微的爱;又或许是,这是一份无法让世俗接受的爱;又或许是,你根本就无法解释。。。

我想,爱人之所以痛苦是因为你对对方有所期待,渴望对方亦爱你。如若对方没给与回应,你便会感到难过不堪,仿佛掉入痛苦的深渊般。有所期待,亦可能有所失望;因为害怕受伤害,想爱却不敢爱,因此才会倍感痛苦。世上有几人能真正达到“你快乐,所以我快乐”的境界?相信无几人。这样至高无上的爱,似乎令人难以置信。

被爱让人有种幸福的感觉,在悲伤时有肩膀可依靠、在开心时有人分享、在心情不佳时,有人自愿当你的出气筒。但,我想大提前下,你对对方亦有些好感。要不,你若是被一个你不爱的人,更谈不上是你喜欢的人所爱,并对你痴痴缠;你或许会感到,比爱人更苦。

我想,世上最唯美的爱,莫过于你爱的人亦爱你。绝大多数人都会举手赞成这是最幸福的。当然,如果你爱的人爱你比较深,那你可能就是那个感觉双倍幸福的幸运儿了!

[注]此篇作品灵感源自与几位好友的交谈。。。

原創: 被遗忘的作品(二) ~ 爱,让我学会了。。。

爱,让我学会了接受,
接受他所有的缺点,接受他不会为你而改变的事实。

爱,让我学会了包容,
包容他的不是;学会包容,心也宽了。

爱,让我学会了独立,
当你越依赖他时,只会越无助。

爱,让我学会了习惯寂寞,
对他越思念,就越感到寂寞。

爱,让我学会了小心翼翼,
每一个举动,甚至每一句话语,都可能对他造成困扰。

爱,让我学会了抵抗压力,
在小心翼翼的背后就是压力,无法抗压便会崩溃。

但,爱亦让我失去了理性,
失常的行为往往令人无法理解。

爱,是人生学习的漫长旅程,
还有好多得去摸索、探索……

原創: 被遗忘的作品(一) ~ 爱,原来使人更寂寞。。。

有人说,沉溺在爱河中的人最幸福、最忙碌,
没有机会感到寂寞。。。
我却不以为然。

在热恋当中时,
好友都很识相,
不愿打扰我们二人世界,
久而久之,
举办活动时都会刻意把我遗漏掉。

在热恋当中时,
朋友都很自然地把我俩联想在一块儿,
逢我出席的场合,你应该就在不远处,
若不见你踪影,必对我质问,
好像我俩本是连体婴。
接着的话题,好像已无法像往常一般,谈笑风生,
似乎都只围绕着我俩。

地球并非只围绕着你我打转,
你我也并非彼此生命的全部,
我们各自有自己的生活空间,
我不需你时时刻刻伴着我,
也不希望时时刻刻霸占你。。。

唯一不愿是,
朋友一番好意,
让你我独处爱河中,
渐渐把我给隔离。

没有朋友在身旁,
是寂寞的。
可朋友总一厢情愿认为,
我的寂寞只因你不在身旁。

这才发现,
爱,原来使人更寂寞。。。

[注]此篇短章乃初坠入爱河时的切身感受。。。

被遗忘的作品

今天为手提电脑作后备拷贝时无意发现之前几篇未作发表的随笔小品,并没有打算投稿至报馆,迟些时候将会一一在部落格里发表。。。敬请期待喔 :P

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Scrapbook Stash Arrived!!!

Here comes my scrapbook stash after much delay from the Vpost Courier Service.... Woo... Hoo... Yummy.... But when can i start scrapping insteading of buying?

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Mail Lost in Transit

Recently received a message from one buyer of my scrapbook stash, she has claimed that items have not been received and asked if I've posted out the items, however, this is not possible as I have posted the items on the very next day after I replied her. Of course, I have no doubts in her words, as I have heard of increasing cases of mail lost in transit among online sellers. It is with deepest regret that I do not have stock of all items she bought, so I can only replace her of what is still available despite that I should not be held liable for items lost in normal mail. And in addition , I've included some freebies, and hopefully, this will cheer her up... :)

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Post Celebration for Lilian's Birthday

Dinner @ Su Korea Cuisine
Lilian is still having fever over "Korea", so anything related to it, be it VCD, food or cosemetics, she'll be interested in knowing more...

So I suggested for Su Korea Cuisine at Far East Plaza as I've tried the food there before; food taste pretty good and $$$ for value for their Premium Set. This is what we get for yesterday dinner...

Free flow of side dishes... The Kimchi & potatoes taste the best we have several repeated serving of that... 1 serving of Marinated Chicken & Pork Collar for BBQ, to be spread with special sauce and wrapped up with letteuce, carrot & garlic... Tasty Ginseng Chicken soup with glutinous rice and pine seeds...Yummy Assorted Rice in Stone Pot (Seafood flavour in place of Beef flavour)... Look at how tempting is egg yolk before mixing the ingredients together with the "Ketchup" alike sauce. And check out the difference after mixing the ingredients and served in individual bowl.















In addtion to the above Premium Set, we ordered this Pancake which tasted very crispy and nice.... See how the gals enjoy the meal...

2nd Round @ The Connoisseur Concerto (Middle Road)
After much cracking of our brains, we finally settle as going to The Connoisseur Concerto (TCC) of Middle Road Branch. When we got out of car, Dorothy made an excuse to go the washroom while me held up the group by staying along the streetside snapping photos. Look what's in stall for Lilian upon her arrival!
A close up shot of the Teddy Bear Chocoloate Bouquet arranged by Dorothy...
And this is not all!!! We still have another round of activity...

3rd Round @ Mustafa Shopping Centre
We walk around the shopping mall and actually spent around 4 hrs till 4:30am, but damage is zero for me, except the midnight cab fare home... And guess who we met there? One of the female celebrity blogger, she probably enjoyed the attention but at the same time hate it... Can see that her blog photos are heavily touched up by photoshop whom she herself do not deny. I don't feel like spelling out her name as most could have guessed who she is...

Birthday Card for Lilian

Rush out this last minute birthday card for Lilian... It seems a bit too simply and plain... could have been better :P

Materials used:
Rubber Stamp - Penny Black Angel Cat
Watercolour Pencil - Supracolor Soft Aquarelle
Birthday Title & Quote - K & Co Card Quotables Stickers - All Occasion
Ink - Versamark Dew Drop
Plain PP & Cardstock

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Lovely flower arrangement @ M Hotel

Walking out of Cafe 2000, spotted this lovely flower arrangement and snap with different white balance to capture the different feel...

This is captured using the tungsten setting...

This is captured using the florenscent setting...

This is captured with cloudy setting... The effect seems similar to that of florescent setting but note that florescent setting actually creates a more yellowish/orangy tone in the photo.

And this is my favourite!!! It is snapped with my shaky hands and creating an artistic & mistique effect, no photoshop editing required :P

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

"Sinful" Sunday

Have planned to join Kit Kiat & his family for a dim sum breakfast at Red Star Restaurant Pte Ltd at Chin Swee Road on last Sun Morning. However, to our horror, people are not only queuing up for entry but also queuing to pay the bills. As no one has called in advance to make reservation, we have decided to drop the idea and Kiat's brother suggested to go The Cathay Restaurant for dim sum. We are surprise to know that dim sum is actually available there.

The restaurant is renovated with fushion mix of modern & oriental style, decorated with many vintage posters which are collections of the restaurant owner. In fact, there is also a open gallery however, it is not open on Sundays, which is a pity.















Surprisingly, the Cathay Restaurant offers very yummy dim sum. The staff there are also very friendly and service oriented, esp, their assistant Manager, Miss Irene Koh. As there are total 5 of us, it is sort of difficult to order, in order for everyone to try the dim sum, we need to order 2 servings each (each serving consists of 3-4pcs of the dim sum). Miss Irene actually propose to help us with a special serving for 5 with a slight premium so that we get to try more variety. It is real considerate of her.
















Of all the dim sum, my favourite are Mini Pork Dumpling with Spicy Sauce(京川饺子), Deep Fried Taro Rolls with Chicken & Mushrooms(香芋丑小鸭), and Baked BBQ Pork Pastry(蜜汁叉烧酥).

The Pork Dumpling with Spicy Sauce(京川饺子) comes with special sauce which adds the tastiness to the dumpling, thumbs up! The Deep Fried Taro Rolls with Chicken & Mushrooms(香芋丑小鸭)comes with a nice fragrance of the yum, is crispy and yet not too dry, the Baked BBQ Pork Pastry(蜜汁叉烧酥)is very crispy but not too sweet.
















OCBC credit card members get a 20% off off ala-carte menu which is a pretty good deal.

Dinner @ Cafe 2000
Kit Kiat had a $50 dining voucher that is going to expire by end Oct so we decided to pop by for dinner. Had actually wanna try their semi buffet which is at $35/pax but decided to drop the idea as we figure out that we still need to pay approx. $30+ after deducting the voucher. However, it is not so cost savings ordering ala-carte as well. So we decided to do w/o drinks & dessert and still we need to top up $18+ :P

Luckily the dishes are not too bad, but not top fantastic as well. I have ordered the lobster-bility @ $28 & kiat ordered the steak @ $30. The lobster-bility is more of fusion style, it comes with grilled lobster served with a special sauce which i do not find it special at all. But I would say the lobster is cooked just nice. The black pepper udon fried with slices of capsicums just tasted ok, it do not have the nice fragrance that I have ever tried in other restaurants. The fish mousse is actually otah wrapped in banana leaf. It should be tastiest among all the dishes, it is marinated with thai spices but some may find it too strong. The achar is not too bad, but will taste nicer if it's more sour.


Ate the yummy stuff while the mess is all left on kit kiat's plate :P


Supper @ own leisure
Our dessert is only $4.60 for both, and that is...
tada.... the melted Magnolia French Vinalla & Tiramisu Gelato drink.... muahaha...

but I find it simply too creamy for me...

Wow... Really a "Sinful" day, committed one of the seven deadly sins - Gula (gluttony)... Oh Nooooooooooooo...

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

差一点

词:黄威尔/李志清 曲:黄威尔
演绎歌手:阿杜

差一点你就是我的女人
差一些手牵手的完整
却在对的时间错过对的人
抓不住幸福时分

遇上了错的人渐渐的吻在她无心的嘴唇
感觉像一个旅程走完了就分
错过了对的人,决定就只在那一秒那一分
爱情的岔口,你是我等不到的路人

差一点你就是我的女人
差一些就和你共度一生
因为对的时间对的人
就值得我为你奋不顾身

差一点你就是我的女人
差一些手牵手的完整
却在对的时间错过对的人
抓不住幸福时分
七厘米只爱"蓉"...

错过了对的人
决定就只在那一秒那一分
如果没缘分
我也会固执的为你一人

差一点你就是我的女人
差一些就和你共度一生
因为对的时间对的人
就值得我为你奋不顾身

差一点你就是我的女人
差一些手牵手的完整
却在对的时间错过对的人
抓不住幸福时分
"蓉"我不要和你差一点...

每每听这首歌,
总有一种莫名的感动及感慨,
黄威尔及李志清的词写的实在切实。
许多时候,
我们总是在错的时候遇到对的人;
就差一点,
眼前的幸福就这样溜走。。。
这样的故事听得太多太多,
但愿朋友您,不要再差一点,
觅得有缘人,紧握着不放手
走向幸福的大道。。。

Monday, October 8, 2007

胡思亂寫: 理想生活

怎样的生活才算理想生活?
是拥有一百万?
过着富裕,无忧无虑的生活?
拥有一百万者亦有他的烦恼,
或许并非如我们这些小人物般,
为柴米油盐而奔波劳碌,
为三餐而劳心劳力,伤透脑筋。。。
却也自有他的烦恼。
经常试着说服自己,
知足常乐便是最理想的生活,
却一再失败。。。
外面有太多的诱惑,
生活有太多的琐碎事困扰着,
要发挥阿Q精神,
懂得知足常乐,并非易事。。。
我还在为我的理想生活,
寻找它的定义。。。

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Mini Thank You Cards

These mini thank you cards are actually made during end Aug for my ex-colleague to express my heartfelt gratitude to those who have extend their kindness to me during my stay. Spent a total of 4 nights doing the cutting, stamping to complete the cards.I would gladly stay because of these people, but there are many reasons that contributed to my decision to leave the company, so all I can say is, Thanks for being part of my life journey...

Materials used:
Textured cardstock - DCWV
Clear Stamps - AL Swirls V:I & AL Flowers
"Thank you" rubber stamp - Hero Arts
"Thank you" with Swirl rubber stamp - No Brand
Ink - Colorbox pigment ink & Versamark Dew Drops

Received this message from one of the ex-colleague... Earlier, she was telling me that she was in a state of very low morale but my thank you card has actually perks her up & motivates her to move on which I'm very happy to hear about this!

Cropping with {Create} - 6th Oct 2007

Yesterday had a good time at the crop session at Pictures 2 Pages with the {create} team. Got lovely door gifts with compliments from Pictures 2 Pages & the {Create} Team. Card is handmade by Jenn, love the details of the cards, hope I can achieve similar effects in my future handmade cards. Fabric Flower Tag is handmade by Aida, it is meant for all participants to pin onand get to know each other to break the ice , what a fantastic idea. The lovely Handstitched felt heart is from Ed and the Prima Mini Me Pack is from Pictures 2 Pages.
Was late, so missed out the chance to participate in crop session#1 whereby the participants are splitted into 2 groups and complete a layout with combined efforts. Although the kits provided are exactly the same, but the end result of 2 teams are totally different.
















Then, came crop session#2 whereby each individual is asked to altered a coaster with at least one alpha. The end result as below: And this is mine :) Everyone is commenting so sweet of little Kacy which coincidentally is the title of my layout... The heart cut out is from Mini Fresh Cut Pink Heart Series by Rebecca Sower and the clear button is altered with the PP left from crop session#1 and Fabric used to back the photos is also balance left from crop session#1. Inked the boarder of the coaster, photo and fabric using dew drop borrowed from Stephanie and hand written the phrase "So Sweet.." TFL!















Understand that {Create} is looking into more crop sessions in the future and I sure hope to join in to be motivated to scrap more :)

Thursday, October 4, 2007

My First Die-Cut Machine

Today, my first die-cut machine has just arrived! There are so many brands available and it was a headache what brand to choose. After attending the "Machine R Us' by the local online scrapbooking store, Our Craft Place, and having a chance to hands on on the various brands of die-cut machine, I have finally decided to buy the Bosskut. It is compactible with most available dies in the marketing except some like the Quickutz revolution series and the Sizzix Thick Cuts series. Ooh, I'm getting so excited!!! Check out my future post on the die-cuts that I've cut :)

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Helpless...

Recently have been feeling very helpless... There's some much task to accomplish but yet time is so little.... Seeing sis so emotionally affected and suffering yet I can't be of much help....
I am feeling simply
helpless...
helpless...
helpless...
helpless...
helpless...

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