Thursday, July 28, 2005


More evil things to make my day.


In five days, yes five, my blogiversary's coming up! Yes, it's five years to the day's been up! Yayness.

ahming is.. (your say)

Ah, I have finally discovered what a meme is. How fun..

I _ ahming.
ahming is _.
If I were alone in a room with ahming _.
I think ahming should _.
ahming needs _.
I want to _ ahming.
Someday ahming will _.
ahming reminds me of _.
Without ahming _.
Memories of ahming are _.
ahming can be _.
_ is how I describe meeting ahming.
Worst thing about ahming is _.
Best thing about ahming is _.
I am __ with ahming.
I never fail to be amazed by the beauty of life.
Especially reminded, now, that we are doing our last series of histology practicals.
Isn't it wonderful that even in the minutest things, there is such order and perfection?

I enjoy the beauty of His creation.

How I wish I can say this to my students..

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Got a link to Face Analyzer, an online face analysis tool from

On go two of my best pics: see my results!
Result 1:

Result 2:

OEI.. I am Chinese okei.. Don't think I slitty-eyed = Jap or Korean! And somemore with different pictures my race will change?? *hmph*

What do you think?? Accurate or not?

I wonder how they do these kind of things.. How to calculate gay factor, for instance. Haha. And promiscuity. On the site, there are "top 10" lists of peoples' faces for each characteristic.. Try as I might, I cannot see anything 色 or 贱 about them leh. Hm.. I need more discernement.. lol..

auctioneer in action

Reactivated my long-dead Yahoo Auctions account to sell my stuff, to get more spare cash.

To Stila fans, you can go and visit! I'm not parting with my concealer and powder though ~they are my life! they keep me looking decent.. when I bother to put them on..

Hm.. any other ideas to raise $$, anyone?

today's today

Was recalling a rather ridiculous incident..

Friend: Do you have today's TODAY?
Me: No.. Wait.. I go and find...
Me: (walking around staffroom shouting) Does anyone have today's TODAY? The TODAY of today?

Haiz.. Isn't it an oxymoron??
Imagine.. "I need Yesterday's TODAY!".. or.. "Look at the TODAY tomorrow for more news."
dun it sound so weird?



Tried out Raine's Mood Analysis Test.. I am always a sucker for tests that analyze your personality / mood / food preference / whatever not.
So this test, you see 8 spinning colour squares and you are supposed to click on them based on your preference.
Spin until I blur and eye pain. But they say must take your time to consider. So I slowly consider.

Please go here to see my results.



Sunday, July 24, 2005

being stretched.. so many things on my plate
and more and more things keep on coming, with shorter and shorter deadlines.

i feel like screaming - HEY, I AM HUMAN OK??
I am not a working machine~
i need appreciation???
i need help???
i need rest???

but the next thing that comes to mind is - so are those who have so tasked me -
and i know, that they know.

i cannot slack.
i cannot slack.
i cannot slack.

i need to lean on Him.

You know, O Lord, how weary I am. But I thank You that Your strength is always available for me, and I can always run to You for refuge and rest. I thank You that I never walk alone. I thank You for Your promises in the Bible, that You are my Jehovah Nissi - my victory. And I know that because I am out of my comfort zone, I have the chance to grow.
I just pray, really hard, that the stretching does not break me.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

a Singaporean Jedi..

You know you are a Singaporean Jedi when...

1. You do not wear a Jedi robe because the weather is too damn hot.

2. You bought your light saber with a 24-months interest free installment from your credit card company.

3. You have used your light saber to cut a slice of meat just taken out of the freezer.

4. You have the road tax, apartment’s season parking and office’s parking stickers on one wing of your X-Wing fighter.

5. You have used the Force to stop the deduction from your cash card when your X-Wing fighter crossed the ERP gate.

6. You obey the Stormtrooper Elite Guards are because of their white uniforms.

7. You have used The Force to get yourself at the front of a queue.

8. You get angry at anyone who tells you “I am your father” in Hokkien.

9. You've connected your R-2 unit use its self-defense electro-shock thingy to the electricity box to save PUB bill.

10. You insisted that Yoga should award you a certification of completion for the Jedi course.

11. During a job interview, the interviewer admired your control of the Force, but he asked to see your certificates.

12. You used droids to program the VCR to record your favorite TV serial when you were working overtime.

13. You have criticized that the leadership of the emperor sucks, the power of Darth Vader sucks, the intelligence of Yoga sucks and the fighting skill of Obi-Wan sucks.

14. You organized an Annual Dinner and Dance with lucky draw for the Jedi Council at the end of the year.

Kupped from nineaugust. Heh.

~flavours of Jan-di, anyone?

Monday, July 18, 2005

things are going up.. things are going down..

Sometimes I feel like I'm juggling balls in the air.

Some things go up, and others come down.

Lord, help me increase my capacity so I can keep all my balls in the air.
Better still, bear them up on the wings of Your Holy Spirit.
Anehkuan confirm won't drop.

my 5A, my 5A..

Wednesday, July 13, 2005


Looking back, I was reminded once again of how God has come through for me so many times in life.

~In 1996, only 20 appeal students were allowed back to Hwa Chong. I was one of the 20. Thus, in Hwa Chong, I got to know Jesus thru Bilin and Liyun. Also was able to reach out to people like Liyi.
~In 2001, I was the only applied life science candidate awarded MOE's Teaching Award, that enabled me to do my Honours. It was the first year that this award was offered to final year students.
~I got posted to the lab of the Head of Biochemistry to do my Honours project, who was the only person with enough power to fight for me to keep my Teaching Award. Being in Biochem, I was able to reach out to Monique, Mann Yin, Chui Hong and Huang Bo.
~In 2003, I received a posting to Hwa Chong JC although I had been told for one entire year that there were no vacancies.
~I was in the last batch of teachers with my current pay scale - the subsequent batches would have taken a pay cut. Also, I was in the last batch of teachers for whom secondment to Hwa Chong was an option.

So, it's been proven time and again that God's goodness is unfailing!
And in this season of Arise and Build, as I'm challenged to give again, I'm going to give with a spirit of FAITH that since God has done so many good things at just the right time in my life, He is faithful to move in miracles for me once again. It's going to take a miracle in itself for me to fulfil the amount He spoke to me.. but hey, if it were too easy, there isn't going to be a challenge for me to grow in faith!

Sowing this weekend, believing that God will make the way for me to fulfil the amount He's spoken to me, and more and overflowing abundance besides.

God IS a good God!

a servant's heart.

My little take on the NKF-SPH saga that's been raging back and forth in the papers.

In the end, it isn't the question of whether Mr Durai 'deserves' that pay, of whether it's commensurate with his ability and with what chairmen in the private sector are getting.

To me, I feel it's a question of where the heart lies. For someone with a servant's heart, the good he or she is doing will never require recompense. Of course, it isn't realistic to expect pure altruism and sacrificial service from the employees of an NPO, but doesn't it weigh on the conscience when you compare the magnitude of what you're getting as a reward to the source of that money? With a servant's heart, no one needs to tell you the right thing to do, or give you 'guidelines'.. You will be motivated to do what serves the people best.

And no-one can perform a job effectively without passion; in order to work in an NPO, I feel that one must be prepared to accept lower recompense than an equivalent job outside. The added satisfaction, however, comes from the fact that your efforts are helping to make a difference to the lives of others. That must be the passion that drives the organization and its' people, not the promise of more moolah. This passion should also be consistent among all the employees of the organization; working for a common purpose and knowing the heart of their boss is the way to go.

Similarly, I believe that the NKF should be more transparent and honest with its' funding matters; the more you hide, shadow-box and defend yourself, the worse others' impressions of you will be. It isn't wrong to expect a certain amount of money and benefits when you've acheived a certain career standing, but all the more since it's an NPO, shouldn't the question of accountability to the public be ever-present?


Just my viewpoint.

Monday, July 11, 2005

alliterative alternatives!

I'm inspired!

I've thought of frustrated phrases that are alliterative.


-faints in a fit of frustration-

-jumps up and down in a jellyfish-like manner-

-bashes brain on (white)board-


Help me think of more!
let's irritate all who irritate us with alliterative expressions of frustration.
fill up the entire alphabet!



Friday, July 08, 2005


so funny!


Generate an error message

Generate a screwed-up ERP sign

here are mine:

Toilet interludes

My very first MSN conversation of the morning:

ahming: says: i jus saw sthg VERY GROSS!!!!!!
ahming:says: i saw the toilet aunty washing toilet
ahming:says: she was dipping her toilet brush into toilet bowl water and using THAT to scrub the toilet seat
ahming: says: GOODNESS
Gaz: says: eeeuuuu
ahming: says: i ji tao walked off.. i didn't want to use the toilet anymore
ahming: says:
ahming: says: now i cannot go toilet..
Gaz: says: yes u can
Gaz: says: use toilet paper to wipe, lor
Gaz: says: wet the paper, use soap and wash it
Gaz: says: then rinse it wif more wet paper
ahming: says: hahaha.. then i'm doing the toilet aunty's job dun u think
Gaz: says: then dry it wif paper
ahming: says: Sch should increase my paper for my enlarged portfolio
ahming: says: i mean my pay

Drat. They really should increase my pay.
What a way to start a morning!

random thoughts and reflections

I washed my hair with a shampoo called 'Plant Milk' this morning.
And now my hair smells like papaya sago.
Dessert, anyone??

Got this message on my school message board.
...In school canteen: ... take cover under a table.. Beware of crockery falling off the tables.

Aiyoh! Goodness!

Anyway. Am fasting again today for duty tomorrow. Shall have faith that I can do well!
Aim: To do my duty so well that my CU and SL will be amazed that it's my first time as H1.

and so................... *hungry* again...

Never Mind. I learn from Mike..
His MSN nick reads: Blessed are those who hunger, for they shall be filled.

LOL Mike ah... we are all trying so hard to encourage ourselves when fasting..
Inspired, bro. *winks*

Heard testimonies at CG yesterday from Jacelyn and Xiuzhu.. about the 24 hour fast on Wednesday. Hm yes, it's definitely a challenge to go the whole 24 hours with nothing but water.. and it was definitely tougher the 2nd time around. But hey, it takes a step of faith and a sacrifice to make a diff, no?

Looking forward to the next round next week!

For the testing of your faith produces patience.

Hm, it ain't exactly my faith that's being tested, but i'm definitely learning to develop more patience. For self-confessed impatient me, that's a real challenge. I think it's my impatience that sometimes leads to a lack of self control, because I cannot wait to move forward.

Yet we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. Yepp, so even this time of waiting has its purpose: for us to be stronger, more understanding, more developed in character, and certain that we are walking in His will.

To you who understand, know this too:
I'll try my best.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

My kind of humour..

A husband said to his wife, "No, I don't hate your relatives. In fact, I like your mother-in-law better than I like mine."

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst, for they are sticking to
their diet.

Cosmetics: A woman's way of keeping a man from reading between the

DIAPER spelled backward is REPAID. Think about it...

Did you ever notice: The Roman Numerals for forty (40) are "XL"?

Do you believe in love at first sight, or should I drive by again?

Due to budget cuts, the light at the end of the tunnel will be out
until further notice.

Even if you're on the right track, you'll eventually get run over if
you just sit there.

Ever wonder why Noah didn't swat those two mosquitoes?
Ever wonder why sheep don't shrink when it rains?
Ever wonder why there isn't mouse-flavored cat food?
Ever wonder why they are called apartments when they are all stuck

Every time I say that dirty word..."EXERCISE"...I wash my mouth out
with chocolate.

Fasting has taught me one Bible memory verse:
That would be Luke 24:41, where Jesus asks His disciples, 'Do you
have anything here to eat?'

I started early teaching my kids the value of a dollar. From then on,
they demanded their allowances in gold.

I thought it would be nice to get a job at a duty-free shop, but it
doesn't sound like there's a whole lot to do in a place like that.

I want my children to have all the things I couldn't afford. Then I
want to move in with them.

I worry that if I lose my mind nobody will notice.

If evolution is true, why do mothers still only have one pair of hands?

If it's true that we are here to help others, what are the others
doing here?

If mother always knows best, what happens when two mothers disagree?

If the shoe fits.... get another one just like it.

I'm still a princess right down to my glass sneakers and enchanted
sweat pants!

Men are from earth. Women are from earth. Deal with it.

Old friends are the best - they know everything about you but can't
remember any of it!

Why did Robin Hood rob only the rich? Because the poor had no money.

You're a Star Wars junkie if when trying unsuccessfully to snare that
last Cheerio floating in your cereal bowl, you remarked, "The Force is
strong with this one."

Yet, wisdom too, *sometimes..
God loves us not according to how we do but according to who He is.

God will never make you more holy than you want to be.

Maturity is knowing when and where to be immature.

Measure your wealth not by the things you have, but by the things you
have for which you would not take money.

The bravest thing you can do when you are not brave is to profess
courage and act accordingly.

The mighty oak tree was once a little nut that held its ground.

The most impressive Christians are the ones who don't try to impress.

There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.

Your worst days are never so bad that you are beyond the reach of
God's grace. And your best days are never so good that you are beyond the
need of God's grace.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Can you believe it!

Corrinne May blogs!


Hello ah! Uncle!

Saw this uncle and aunty on the MRT yesterday. Both in their 50's, with rolling bulges of fats and typical aunty/uncle clothing.

The uncle first pushed past me to get to a seat, and the aunty was left standing.
I was thinking, 'MAN, why the uncle so like that.. Got a seat and yet left the wife standing!'
Then, as the crowd cleared, they managed to get seats next to each other and irritate the whole carriage with their loud chatting.

And horror of horrors, as we went past Woodlands and the row of seats emptied, the uncle took off his shoes and swung his legs up! Ewwww! Aunty also proceeded to take off her slippers and sit cross legged on the seats.

But as they were preparing to get off, the uncle rested his head on the aunty's shoulder, and they walked out hand in hand.

That one last thing seemed incredibly sweet to me.
I mean, it says -
"I know your faults and you know mine.
You know I'm not the best looking person around.
You know I'm uncouth and have gross and disgusting habits like taking shoes off on the MRT.
But yet, no matter what, no matter who's watching, I'm not afraid to show you that I still love you."

That's what true love is about, no?
It's not about being a perfect person, or trying to put up a front all the time.
It's being accepted for who and what you are, wrinkles and warts included, and yet loved nonetheless.
It's about showing the other party your love, in a manner you know they appreciate.

Thanks, uncle and aunty, for showing me that.
It was worth the price of a seat from Orchard to Yew Tee.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005


10. The school bookshop runs out of red pens for sale. Especially the cheapo 55-cent-a-piece kind.

9. Their MSN nicks have variations of the words 'whine', 'cry', and 'wail'.

8. Screams of 'WHY', 'ARGH' and 'GOODNESS!' emanate from the cubicles at varying frequencies, depending on how long it takes to come across a script that includes sheer nonsense.

7. A sudden, marked desire for throwing students out the windows is noted.

6. The consumption of comfort food in the staffroom increases. Especially things like chocolate, cookies and instant noodles.

5. They are always online because they're not out teaching.

4. A propensity for hairclips, hairbands and hairties is seen among the female members of the population, as well as a general trend towards wearing glasses, slippers and slack-looking pants.

3. They blog a lot, because they're in front of the comp all day long.

2. They run out of creative ability and memory space before they can even finish a list of ten things like this one.

1. They... uhhh. What was I talking about?

Monday, July 04, 2005


Ahem, everyone!

Proudly presenting..

Someone who's absolutely cute and gorgeous..

Someone who's really good to cuddle..

Someone whom I can spend hours staring at because he's just too irresistable.

Although he doesn't quite have much hair now,

and sleeps with his mouth wide open,

and snores and snorts to boot,

I'll give him my unconditional love.

*cue: awwwwww....*

Here he is!

My first godson, BRYAN TAN!

Bryan's Mummy, Tiffany!

Me with my godson, Bryan! Hm.. Don't we look alike?

And yes, always a feature of a visit to Tiffany's house - her trusty Papillion, Krusty!



My hits counter has reached a whopping number!

Lookie all..

But look, REALLY CLOSELY.. at the number!
it's a perfect 5566!




Extroverted (E) 55.56% Introverted (I) 44.44%
Sensing (S) 69.7%
Intuitive (N) 30.3%
Thinking (T) 50%
Feeling (F) 50%
Judging (J) 52.63%
Perceiving (P) 47.37%

- "Seller". Most sociable of all types. Nurturer of harmony. Outstanding host or hostesses. 12.3% of total population.
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ESTJ - "Administrator". Much in touch with the external environment. Very responsible. Pillar of strength. 8.7% of total population.
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Type 1 Perfectionism |||||||||||||||| 63%
Type 2 Helpfulness |||||||||||||||||| 76%
Type 3 Image Awareness |||||||||||||| 56%
Type 4 Sensitivity |||| 13%
Type 5 Detachment |||||| 30%
Type 6 Anxiety |||||||||||||| 53%
Type 7 Adventurousness |||||||||||| 46%
Type 8 Aggressiveness |||||||||||||| 53%
Type 9 Calmness |||||||||||||| 60%

glory to glory.. to glory..

Thank You, Lord, for all the wonderful things that have been happening in every area of my life.
It almost seems too sudden, but You know how much I've yearned and desired.

Too much gratitude for words.

Thank You for all.