Sunday, November 30, 2008

单身万岁!

谁说到了适婚年龄仍单身是罪?结婚应当是真心认为对方是你想共度余生的人而结;而并非因为周围的压力而结。找不到适合的人,我宁愿不嫁,也不愿随便嫁人。结婚是一辈子的事;所谓,男怕入错行,女怕嫁错郎!

单身有什么不好?无拘无束,不需为他人交代自己的行为或行踪!有时候,即使你身旁有个他,也未必能有个肩膀依靠;甚至会因对方的一举一动而牵动你的情绪。若是这样的话,单身反而更好。“情郎诚可贵,单身价更高!”!

我现在只想高呼“单身万岁!”。

Saturday, November 29, 2008

I-Myself-Me?

I've received this special inviation, which I need to provide a short profile and a photography of myself. However to my horror, I couldn't find any recent photo of me alone! What happened? I've long lost the feeling of being the object of photography... All these while, I have been taking photographs of others /foods / interesting sights or objects, but not myself. That's why, when I scrap, I hardly scrap myself, I'll scrap about my friends' kids, any if any of myself, you will see that these photos are most likely taken years back...

Profile of myself? I'm just a simple person who loves to think complicatedly. Isn't this contradicting? Yes, indeed I am! Not only that I'm a typical Gemini who is of 2-sided characters - introvert at most times but can be as crazy, noisy @ times; I'm also a very contradicting person. While I hope to live simple, I tends to think too far, and much complicated & complex at most times; while I'm a very emotional & sensational person, I can be very practical & sensible @ times and much of an horror to people surrounding me (a war of sense & sensibility).

Hmm, so can I use this short write up as my profile? Hahahaaa...

Friday, November 28, 2008

Just Random Rattling...

Today is supposed to be a happy day for me...

I managed to complete a LO in less than an hour, which is a feat for me. As lazy scrapper like me, can take hours and even years to complete a LO :P

Went to Laines and get to make a lovely Xmas Make & Tag, will post this later... coz I decided to make some adjustment in the alighment to make it look better.

After the Make & Take, we had a lucky dip and woo hoo, I managed to get the coupon with 2 items @ 40% off. And best of it, after I made my purchases, I managed to get another lucky dip coupon with 2 items @ 40% off.

However, later part of the day, bad news just keep rolling. Went to the Swatch group to change my Tissot watch battery, however, the price is really scary, one battery @ $36! As mine is a 2-faced watch, this means I need to pay $72 for the batteries alone, which is 1/6 of the original watch value, this is almost absurb! So now I hold on to the battery changing... :(

I also get to know that today will be last day of my best pal in work, this really sadden and dampen my spirits. I hate to feel lonesome & helpless in work, no more Khaki to share my thoughts/complaints nor joke around... And worst of all, she is the "victim" of "retrenchment" which we both deeply feel that this is simply bullshit from the management as all this while they don't see eye to eye in each other. That there will be headcount freeze, and our US counterpart will be taking back some of the responsbilities for the remaining CS. How true is this? We shall see!

Just logged into company web mail, there is another 200 emails in my inbox, can you imagine this morning I just cleared 200 emails? Although most are FYI and need no actions, but I spent almost an hr just doing the sorting and scan through the emails... I have no wish to action on the emails as anyway Monday will be the day!

Coming Monday shall be the beginning of my toughest/darkest period in work. To hell to thee!!! Wish me good luck!

Good News!!! So Excited...

I'm so happy when I logged in this morning to receive an invitation... As to what's it's for, I shall not reveal yet. I'll review once things are finalised. This is so exciting! >o<

Monday, November 24, 2008

求婚Proposal

歌曲:求婚(Song Title: Proposal)
歌手:赵咏华 (Singer: Zhao Yong Hua)
作曲:姚若龙 (Composed By: Yao Ruo Long)
作词:李正帆 (Lyrics By: Li Zhen Fan)

你说你有一只可爱的小狗总是埋怨你不懂得照顾它
you say you've a cute little dog, which always complain of you not knowing how to take care of it

又说你有一间美丽的厨房只可惜没有飘过饭菜香
& say, you have a beautiful kitchen, which never smell of fragrance of home cooked dishes

我不哭不笑不点头也不摇头
I do not cry, laugh, nod my head nor shake my head

看着你的汗像下雨一样的流
seeing you perspire like rain

要等你说够一百个求婚的理由
waiting you to state a hundred reasons for proposal

量一量我在你的心中到底有多重
to measure the weightage of me in your heart

你说你一有钱就花得光光实在需要人替你管管帐
You say you will simply spend every cent on hand, and you really need some one to take care of
your fianance

又说你朋友总会欺负你傻得靠聪明的伴帮你别上当
& say, your friends will always bully you because of your foolishness, and you really need an intelligent partner to help you avoid falling into the trap

我不哭不笑不点头也不摇头
I do not cry, laugh, nod my head nor shake my head

假装你的话还不够让我感动
pretending that what you've said is yet to move me

我非要听够一百个求婚的理由
I insisted on a hundred reasons for the proposal

谁叫你你让我等这天等了那么久
who ask you to make me wait so long for this day to come

你说你厚厚胸膛冬暖夏凉靠着你保证睡得特别香
You say, lying on your broad shoulder, will definitely feel the warmth and get sound in sleep

又说你虽然平常记性不好老婆交代的话可就不会忘
& say, despite your poor memory, you shall never forget anything instruction from your wife


这是赵永华的另一经典之作,歌词带有点俏皮并显示出男女之间的大不同。男人多半较理性,而女人多半较感性。因此男人求婚理由多数以实际的观点出击,而女人其实希望求婚理由/方式较为浪漫。这一点,我十分赞同!听过好些朋友很无奈的表示另一半以买屋子为由,而提议结婚。其实女生都不大喜欢这样的求婚方式,虽然心里清楚,要建立一个家庭就必须从房子着手,但是,女生其实都希望对方能够以特别的方式求婚。既可以留下一个甜蜜的回忆待年迈时回味无穷,又可以满足自己的虚荣心(当友人听到另一半求婚的叙述而不禁羡煞不已)。

一直以来都很抗拒男生以买屋为前提而求婚;求婚究竟是因为你想买屋,还是因为你爱我,想与我携手到老?虽然心底明了,但仍会难免很不切实际的期盼有个浪漫的求婚理由/方式。这,就是女人!女人=感性的动物。求婚与结婚一样,对女生来说,意义深长,难得放纵自己不切实际;即使再理性的女人也会有同感,你认为呢?

This is another classic song of Zhao Yong Hua, the lyrics is a bit cheeky and brings out the difference of men vs. women. Most times, man's mind will overrule their head; of which, woman, usually is the oppposite. That's why most time, man love to propose on a very practical ground while woman long for a romantic proposal. This, I strongly agree! Some friends have shared how their other half proposed on the ground to buy a flat for building a home of their own, while they wished for a more romantic proposal, despite knowing the fact that building a home means it's time to look for roof above them. Why some gals long for a romantic proposal, is not only it's a precious memory of their love journey but also help the gals fulfil their vanity (getting friends envy over the proposal story).

I've always resisted the idea that a guy propose on the basis of having the need to get a flat, preparing for their marriage. The actual reason of proposal is because you need to get a flat, or, because you love me & hope to grow old together? Even if deep down in my heart, I know the reason; I would still very impractically yearn for my future partner to proposal romantically... Yup, this is WOMAN! Woman = sensational animal. To woman, the proposal is equally important as the wedding, and this is one rare occasion for them to act wilful and become most "impractical". Even for the most practical woman, they most probably yearn the same, don't you think so?

Disclaimer:
请不要见笑我的简陋翻译,这仅为了让不通晓华文的网友能够大略明白文中含义。如有翻译不当之处,竟请原谅。
Pls pardon me for my poor translation, this simple translation is for the benefit of visitors who have difficulty in reading & understanding my chinese blog post.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

最浪漫的事 The Most Romantic Thing

歌曲:最浪漫的事 (Song Title: The Most Romantic Thing)
歌手:赵咏华 (Singer: Zhao Yong Hua)
作曲:姚若龙 (Composed By: Yao Ruo Long)
作词:李正帆 (Lyrics By: Li Zhen Fan)

背靠着背坐在地毯上

Seating on the carpet, back to back

听听音乐聊聊愿望
listening to music, talking about our dreams

我希望你越来越温柔
I hope that you be more gentler

你希望我放你在心上
while you hope that I'll always place you in my heart

你说要送一个浪漫的梦想
You say that you wanna give me a romantic dream

谢谢我带我找到天堂
for leading you the way to paradise

哪怕用一辈子才能完成
even if it meant taking whole life to fulfil

只要你讲我就记住不忘
you shall remember all that I've said

我能想到最浪漫的事
The most romantic thing that I can think of

就是和你一起慢慢变老
is to age with you together

一路上收藏点点滴滴的欢笑
collecting bits of happy memories

留到以后坐着摇椅慢慢聊
for the sake of reminiscing by the rock chair in the future

我能想到最浪漫的事
The most romantic thing that I can think of

就是和你一起慢慢变老
is to age with you together

直到我们老的哪儿也去不了
until the moment we are too weak to go else where

我还依然把你当成手心里的宝
I shall still held you in my hand like a treasure



“最浪漫的事”是我挚爱的经典歌曲之一,而它也实实在在的诉说着我的情怀与心境。我心目中最浪漫的事就如歌词中提及最浪漫的事。一直以来,看到那些年迈的夫妇,手牵着手,感到十分羡煞;更期待能够找到一份执子之手,与子偕老的爱情。可是,在这个速食年代, 这样的爱情依然存在吗?

"The Most Romantic Thing" is one of my favourite classic songs, it has typically spell out my definition of the most romantic thing. I've always envy old couple who will hold hands, walking side by side, growing old together; this is what I hope to see in love. However, in this fast pace & ever changing world, do such love still exist?


Disclaimer:
请不要见笑我的简陋翻译,这仅为了让不通晓华文的网友能够大略明白文中含义。如有翻译不当之处,竟请原谅。
Pls pardon me for my poor translation, this simple translation is for the benefit of visitors who have difficulty in reading & understanding my chinese blog post.


Listen to my heart?

Recently, I've been facing this dilemma again...

Should I listen to my heart and proceed with what I've been wanting to do all this while? This is been my dream since young and I've always been hesitating to make the very first real step... "Fear" is the word, "uncertainty" is the word, & "courage" is something I lack of... I fear for the uncertainty for making this decision, as I lack the courage to face the reality should I fail. However, 华英雄ever mentioned in one of the gathering when the few of us are talking about this topic, it's only when you give up something, then you will be willing to strive for the other thing which you wanna pursue and will by all means, make it happen! This I know, deep in my heart, especially with previous experience. But I still fear...

Although I'm single, me too have many commitments and concerns. My parents are aging without any insurance & CPF. Dad is growing old and probably need to retire soon without much savings. Mom is with many sickness and at the risk of having stroke striking any moment... Although I recognised the fact that money is not everything, but I can't deny the importance of money.

With the increasing living standard, inflation and medical charges, $$$ will be of a big concern in the near future. I do have some savings for rainy days, but these savings will not be sufficient to sustain living for long run should dad retired / mom fall sick again.

I wanna get out of the rat race... I know the way there but I dare not face the uncertainty... Recently, I've been receiving messages to go for it, but I'm unwilling just let go and follow my heart, as this will mean zero payout to my one whole year effect. I'm still struggling... Should I listen to my heart and head for it? Should I? Should I not?

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Sneak Preview of Xmas Cards

I've been rather productive last Sat and I've finally managed to do up the 2 cards for the Xmas card swap plus additional 2 more for my friends. Here is the sneak preview. I did not show the full design of the cards yet as some of my friends / swap partner may be popping by... :P Will show thme after Xmas...
I've much fun playing with the gold leaf pen. I'm still not very skillful and still got a long long way to learn the different techniques using the gold leaf pen. Did you managed to spot any traces of it?

Lovely Buy from Daiso

I'm loving these from Daiso...

I've always have a fetish for maple leaves... This is the last bunch I found in Daiso, if not I would have grab more for some craft work. But since there is only one bunch, I would love to keep it as I have accidentally broken the maple leaf that I picked up from Rome as memento during my Year 2000 Europe Tour :(



I've always love Christmas even though I'm not a Christian. It's a season of sharing and giving... These Christmas flowers have helped to create a atmosphere of Xmas and I'm loving them... What about you?

Monday, November 17, 2008

Fabulous Giveaway @ Modish!

Do check out Modish for their fabulous Giveaway!

There is $778 worth of fabulous handmade stuff! The best thing is, international residents qualify for the giveaway too!
This is a whole lot of simply lovely creations! Do check out the link on the list of contributors of the giveaway! I've already spotted a nos. of really nice stores which I'm hoping to receive my Xmas gifts from there, will share more in future posts...
To qualify for the giveaway - check out Modish Blog.

Free Classes at Bad Girls

There will be 22 free classes from 15Nov - 23Nov ' 08 at Bad Girls! Just looking at the sneak preview of the projects make me excited! Do check it out at Bad Girls!

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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Crop @ Sophia's Place

I know this is a long overdue post... but I just want to share how much fun we've had at Sophia's place during the crop on 1st Nov '08.

Initially, I hesitate to join the crop as I've not photos to scrap, but changed my mind; decided to join the crop just to meet some new friends and catch up with old friends.
Started on one of the Xmas card during the crop session and this is still incomplete, will get it done by today though... This is using the Bazzil cardstock & Basic Grey PP. And I've stamped many images / sentiments by courtesy from Sophia.
Finally meet Unazukin (Meiling) & Mama2omar (Aniza) in person...


The adults are busying scrapping their way through /chit chatting / photo taking...



While the kids are having their own fun too...


Of course, we will not be ill treating ourselves, Pizza for lunch & many more finger food, snacks & fruit...
After the lunch, we decided to have an ATC swap, and these are my humble works...

And we wrap up the session with a group photo but too bad June has made her move earlier...
Back Row from right: Yannie, CK (Me), Meiling, Aniza
Front Row from right: Edleen, Sophia, Haryati
Photos posted by Courtesy from Edleen, Sophia & Me.... :P

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Photoshop Editing

For the first time, I tried doing a collage using the Photoshop, with the guidance & minimal help from my sis (Refer to the food @ Shokudo). I wouldn't say it's very fantastic, but I'm proud to say, I made it! Frankly speaking, I'm a Photoshop Idiot! I still remember years back, I took more than than 3hrs just to transform 3 photos to a collage with some smudging effect, and today, I take less than an hour to complete the task! I wanna learn more of Photoshop skills. This shall be my coming resolution for Year 2009 to learn more photo editing skills using Photoshop! And today is my my first small step... Maybe Natalia can share some simple tips with me? Hehe...

Oh gosh, time really flies... Soon it will be Christmas, followed by New Year... Time to review my 2008 resolutions & make new resolutions for Year 2009? Simply scary...

Dining @ Shokudo

Remember I said I wanna share my dining photos @ Shokudo? There you go...
This is my first vist @ Shokudo, it's operating concept is similar to that of Marche. The only difference is that the food variety sold in Shokudo is, mainly of Japanese style.


It is rather family friendly, with a kiddy corner with toys for the kids to play with...

They even have a cozy corner for parents / guardians to seat around to ensure the kids are in safe guards...

Love the interior deco of the restaurant, simply Japanese... Do you feel like you are now in Tokyo?



The best is, you are spoilt for choices! I'm so full till I've no more space for my favourite -- dessert! And yes, next round I'm gonna try the Japanese Pizza which is highly recommended!

I wanna jio my angels pals & Ong Susu for makan session @ Shokudo, I know they simply love Japanese Food!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

I'm Cinnamon Latte!

Seems like today I'm in a mood for quiz... Chance upon this quiz in Texas Scrapaddict's Blog. Again, the result is so so true about me! Although I always prefer Hazelnut Latte above any other type of Latte, I can't deny I'm a 100% Cinnamon Latte! This is unbelieveable, go and try out this quiz!




You Are a Cinnamon Latte



Deep down, you are a sensitive soul. You just want to be loved and appreciated.

You may have a spicy attitude, but you're all sweetness on the inside.



You are dependable and loyal. You have you life together, and you're able to be there for other people.

You like nothing more than a warm, cozy house filled with friends and loved ones.

Nov To Do List

1. Sort out the bills for Stamp Desire Sprees / Studio Calico Sprees
2. Make a Birthday card for the sweetie whose Birthday coming soon...
3. Register/collect special gift from MWL & LP
4. Getting prepared for the coming crop session
5. Get my Xmas card ready for the Xmas Card Swap
6. Make full use of the UOB Ladies Card previleges - Visit California Fitness twice in Nov!
7. Plan a surprise Birthday for someone special... (hmm... wonder I can do it or not, I'm most lousy at planning a surprise)
8. Attend "Album inside Album" class in LP
9. Collect my Zutter bought from the TSL Lelong Session
10. Post all the overdue blog photos/posts! I've got some much to post & share but am slacking...
11. Plan ahead for my Beloved whose birthday coming in Dec! Wanna find nice cake and restaurant to celebrate her great 60yrs old birthday!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I'm a Bella!

I'm a Bella! I found out through TwilightersAnonymous.com. Which Twilight Female Are You? Take the quiz and find out!
Take the Quiz and Share Your Results!


Chance upon this quiz through Amy Adams' Blog. I'm not a Twilight Series Fan, and frankly speaking, I've never watch before. I'm just curious on the quiz and so I give it a try and this is so accurate, it is almost 90% accurate!

Analysis: You are observant, diplomatic and often aim to please. You are unaware of your attractiveness and despite being uncomfortable with any form of attention, people enjoy your company. You can be impatient, stubborn and headstrong, but you are true to your word and mature for your age, often taking care of your family and enjoying a good book over chatting with girlfriends on the phone.

Frankly speaking, I'm not observant at most times, esp during critical times! I do enjoy reading a good book. But I guess, I will prefer chatting with girlfriends over a cup of drink at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf than over the phone...