Friday, September 30, 2005
On flipping through the latest S magazines to be dumped on my class:
"ooh.. all the models have no make up on.. for the quality of the magazine you'd think they could afford a makeover.. Cheapos! LOOK at that PIMPLE!!... Gosh that guy looks like a cheeko. It's the eyes and the lopsided grin."
[i have to not say the name of the mag in case i get Googled and fired. Heh. But 04S75 knows what I'm talkin about.]
On walking into an MRT train with a train-long advertisement for the Army as a career:
Are we having a mass-advertising campaign to heighten Singapore's awareness of dengue fever?..the satellites in those army ads REALLY look like giant mosquitoes, and the 'tentacles' do NOT help the image in the slightest..
[I suppose people dissing MRT trains should happen often enough that I won't get prosecuted for doing it. Heh.]
There's more but none come to mind at this hour of the morning.
ooh yeah, Soup Spoon at Raffles City B1 is great. The Velvety Mushroom Stroganoff is to die for.. -slurp-
Tuesday, September 27, 2005
There are 11 letters in your name.
Those 11 letters total to 63
There are 4 vowels and 7 consonants in your name.
Your number is: 9
The characteristics of #9 are: Humanitarian, giving nature, selflessness, obligations, creative expression.
(wah! I am so nice meh??)
The expression or destiny for #9:
The expression that you exhibit is represented bythe number 9. Your talents center in humanistic interests and approaches. You like to help others as you were intended to be the 'big brother or big sister' type. You operate best when you follow your feelings and sense of compassion, and allow yourself to be sensitive to the needs of others. You work well with people, and have the potential to inspire. This suggests that you could successfully teach or counsel. Creative ability, imagination and artistic talent (often latent) of the highest order are present in this expression. It's possible that you're not using or developing all of these capabilities at this time. Some of your talents may have been used at an earlier time in your life, and some may still be latent. Be aware of your capabilities, so that you can make use of them at appropriate times.
(ahem ahem.. someone please give me a paintbrush now)
If you are able to achieve the potential of your natural expression in this life, you are capable of much human understanding and have a lot to give to others. Your personal ambitions are likely to be maintained in a very positive perspective, never losing sight of an interest in people, and a sympathetic, tolerant, broad-minded and compassionate point of view. You are quite idealistic, and disappointed at the lack of perfection in the world. You have a strong awareness of your own feeling as well as those of others. Friendships, affection, and love are extremely important.
Undeveloped or ignored, the negative side of the 9 expression can be very selfish and self-centered. If you do not actively involve yourself with work that benefits others, you may tend to express just the opposite characteristics. It is your role to be very involved with other people and their needs, but it may be difficult for you achieve this role. Aloofness, lack of involvement, and a lack of sensitivity mark the low road of this expression.
Your Soul Urge number is: 6
A Soul Urge number of 6 means:
With a number 6 Soul Urge, you would like to be appreciated for your ability to handle responsibility. Your home and family are likely to be a strong focus for you, perhaps the strongest focus of your life. Friendship, love, and affection are high on your list of priorities for a happy life. You have a lot of diplomatic tendencies in your makeup, as you a able to rectify and balance situations with an innate skill. You like working with people rather than by yourself. It is extremely important for you to have harmony in your environment at all times.
The positive side of the 6 Soul Urge produces a huge capacity for responsibility; you are always there and ready to assume more than your share of the load. If you possess positive 6 Soul Urges and express them, you are known for your generosity, understanding and deep sympathetic attitude. Strong 6 energy is very giving of love, affection, and emotional support. You may have the inclination to teach or serve your community in other idealistic ways. You have natural abilities to help people. You are also likely to have artistic and creative leanings.
If you have an over-supply of 6 energy in your makeup, you may express some of the negative traits common to this number. With such a strong sympathetic attitude, it is easy to become too emotional. Sometimes the desires to render help can be over done, and it can become interfering and an attitude that is too protective, rather than helpful. The person with too much 6 energy often finds that people tend to take advantage of this very giving spirit. You may tend to repress your own needs so that you can cater to the demands from others. At times, there may be a tendency in this, for becoming over-loaded with such demands, and as a result become resentful.
Your Inner Dream number is: 5
An Inner Dream number of 5 means:
You dream of being totally free and unrestrained by responsibility. You see yourself conversing and mingling with the natives in many nations, living for adventure and life experiences. You imagine what you might accomplished.
Then, I went on and clicked on the Birthday link at the bottom of the page and hey presto..
You entered: 9/17/1979
Your date of conception was on or about 25 December 1978.
(whoohoo I am a Christmas baby)
You were born on a Monday
under the astrological sign Virgo.
Your Life path number is 7.
The Julian calendar date of your birth is 2444133.5.
The golden number for 1979 is 4.
The epact number for 1979 is 2.
The year 1979 was not a leap year.
As of 9/26/2005 11:02:02 PM CDT
You are 26 years old.
You are 312 months old.
You are 1,358 weeks old.
You are 9,506 days old.
You are 228,167 hours old.
You are 13,690,022 minutes old.
You are 821,401,322 seconds old.
There are 356 days till your next birthday
on which your cake will have 27 candles on it.
Those 27 candles produce 27 BTU's,
or 6,804 calories of heat (that's only 6.8040 food Calories!) .
You can boil 3.09 US ounces of water with that many candles.
(oh my goodness hilarious! Next time people ask my age I'll tell them this)
In 1979 there were approximately 3.1 million births in the US.
In 1979 the US population was approximately 203,302,031 people, 57.4 persons per square mile.
In 1979 in the US there were approximately 2,152,662 marriages (10.1%) and 1,036,000 divorces (4.9%)
In 1979 in the US there were approximately 1,921,000 deaths (9.5 per 1000)
Your birthstone is Sapphire
The Mystical properties of Sapphire
Though not meant to replace traditional medical treatment, Sapphire is used for clear thinking.Some lists consider these stones to be your birthstone. (Birthstone lists come from Jewelers, Tibet, Ayurvedic Indian medicine, and other sources)
Agate, Moonstone, Lapis Lazuli
Your birth tree is
Lime Tree, the Doubt(haha.. I even have my own song then... Lemon Tree!)
Accepts what life dishes out in a composed way, hates fighting, stress and labour, tends to laziness and idleness, soft and relenting, makes sacrifices for friends, many talents but not tenacious enough to make them blossom, often wailing and complaining, very jealous, loyal.
There are 90 days till Christmas 2005!
The moon's phase on the day you were
born was waning crescent.
Utterly efficient, only that it cleaned off my URL history too. Drat I should unclick that box the next time I run it.
I'm having to type in URLs like blogger.com, jannesis and rainesong for the first time in a long time.. But guess what, my blogger fields still show up my ID!
awwwww... Blogger I love you..
Monday, September 26, 2005
ahming: It is a new day.. says:
flabby tummy, weak, need to do more crunches
ahming: It is a new day.. says:
ah i see
ahming: It is a new day.. says:
I will endeavour to do a related exercise
ahming: It is a new day.. says:
it's called Munches
Friday, September 23, 2005
So often, what we can do depends on what we think we can do, rather than what we can actually do. After all, each of us has potential way beyond what we've expressed - We use only 3-5% of our brain capacity, actually. Don't limit yourself by thinking that "I can't"...
1. You have much more potential, confirmed!
2. Even if YOU can't, GOD can!
I need to stretch my mindset!
I am that baby who could finish a bottle of formula milk in five minutes flat.
I am that baby whose mother dropped her into the deep end of a swimming pool in an attempt to test her belief that all babies could swim.
I am that child who wished for a sibling to share the pain and joys of life, and whose wish never came to pass.
I am that child who caught a lizard with my bare hands and ate it.
I am that child who was torn between two warring parents, did not know who to believe, and ended up with the mindset that I was the cause of it all.
I am that girl who weighed 70kg on a 159cm frame in secondary school.
I am that girl who was depressed enough to comtemplate suicide, yet never courageous enough to carry it out.
I am that girl who was the outcast of the class and of the family. I am the one who developed a facade of happiness so impenetrable that in time, even my own parents came to believe I was content.
I am that girl who was raised an angry, bitter anti-Christian home.
I am the same girl who gave my heart to Jesus in March 1997, and watched myself change over the subsequent years from a pretender to a true possesor of joy.
I am the student who never studied.
I am that student who barely made it through university because of a lack of finances.
I am that woman who was jilted and cheated on, and found out the week before my best friend's wedding where I was the bridesmaid.
I am that woman who has felt utterly left behind as I watch my two best friends walk to the altar.
I am that woman who has learnt that strength is the province of those who choose to continue to walk in their difficult journey.
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Wednesday, September 21, 2005
I stood at the Yew Tee pasar malam and watched my burger come into existence.
Meat patty sizzling on the grill, the slathering of spice powder and sauces and cheese, all wrapped up in a whole fried egg and squished in the space between two buns.
I savoured the burger under the cold, humid night air as I walked home.
Tuesday, September 20, 2005
I think it stems from my grand-dad always having super strong cologne on, everyday. No matter where he went, you could always tell he was coming or had just gone by the strong unnatural smell that lingered in the air.
And I've always had a super sensitive nose. Someone could be smoking a single cigarette ten meters away in still air and I would be able to tell. So you can imagine, having someone with strong cologne around is like having an continual assault on my nostrils. No wonder they run all day long! No wonder all the pi-sai builds up! (It's a defence mechanism, I tell you..)
It's not that the smell is not nice. Just don't make it overpowering.
(Now, if ONLY the person who I am talking about would read this.. But somehow I doubt so! Drat! Back to the reality of nostrils-under-war..)
Monday, September 19, 2005
On the 16th, Friday night, my parents booked a room in Orchard Hotel.
Had dinner at Hua Ting restaurant on the 2nd floor of the hotel.
it SERIOUSLY rocks! Hm, there was braised pork neck in claypot (very good), beef tenderloin rolled in chopped walnuts and served with plum sauce (the highlight of the night in my opinion), french beans with deep fried golden mushrooms (the one disappointment of the dinner, because it was so normal), and e-fu noodles with shredded preserved vegetables, chinese mushrooms and pork slivers. Salivate, anyone? I probably should develop the habit of bringing my camera around and taking pictures of food dishes so I can post them up and save myself the descriptions. That is SO like my uncle - when he came to Singapore in March, he took pictures of literally every food item, including fruits, cheng teng, ice jelly etc. Ha!
To top the dinner off, we walked to Hui Lau Shan down the road for mango pudding and mango ice cream. Yummy..
After that, I did something I really enjoy - went to Borders and stood there and read books simply for the sake of reading. Reading has been a joy all my life but too often I end up reading things because I have to and not because I want to. Oh well, two hours of pure unadulterated silly reading pleasure, all the way till midnight, was therapeutic! I read a silly book called 'Granny' and then started on another called 'Empress Orchid' by Anchee Min. The 2nd book was good but I didn't have time to finish.. darn.. I will go back to Borders to finish reading it someday.
For lunch on my birthday itself, I met G at Holland Village and we ate at Original Sin.
Goodness, I never knew vegetarian food could be so good! On the menu: Capri, which is a dish of roasted zucchini, eggplant and portobello mushrooms on a bed of herb mashed potato and tomato-based sauce, as well as a Mezze plate, which was pita bread with hummus, yoghurt, eggplant and pumpkin dips.
Fast forwarding to Sunday night, where we had more food at Chomp Chomp. I went after church with Wenhui, Beatrice, Eugene, Jeremy, Matt Loh, Matt Teo, Esther, Hui Erl, Rachel (Mrs Loh), Rachel (YW), Yew Weng, Alex Yiu. Again, ate until silly. Sugar cane in giant glasses, satay, chye tow kway, fried rice.. yummy.. they also called dumplings, or lua, sambal kangkong and a whole host of other things that I couldn't / was too full to / was too tired to eat. *slurp*.. I wanted to try the tow huay too, but no space.. sheesh. Kenna scratched by a large cat with a long tail which kept on lurking around under our table. Fortunately I was wearing jeans or else there would be more than one scratch. Ivory ah.. I don't know how you can tahan 50 and Ke-ai! aiyoyo!
Okei. Enough about all the food I ate. Time to get to work, to dieting, and to losing all those calories!
Thursday, September 15, 2005
Clueless me.. I didn't suspect a thing even till all the Bio students were asked to stand up and sing Happy Birthday to me.
On another note..
Straw poll, ladies!
What would you do if you got onto a bus travelling along a not-very-trafficked-road at 10 plus at night, realised that men outnumbered women ten to one, and the very first two guys at the entrance were obviously drunk?
Wednesday, September 14, 2005
If even more interested, can go on Habitat's First Builder trips, like Kai Jiun did. Read his account here.
Tuesday, September 13, 2005
[Amplified Version of the Bible]
Monday, September 12, 2005
Shawn LUM = slum
imagine if he had been
Shawn LAM = slam
Another faculty member with a really unfortunate name:
Very unusual for an NIE staff, her website doesn't list her full name.
That's because her name is (get this)
Chew Shit Fun.
I am not kidding.
Ok, I know it's mean to laugh at people's names, but honestly those are horrible monikers to live with! I cannot help it!
NB. SF Chew is a very nice person, and I think her Chinese name is Zhou Xue Fen.. It's just a really unfortunate Cantonese transcription that made her end up with such a weird name.
Everytime I go back to NIE, I really wonder at all these weird things. Had my course at DNAC for a H2 module.. I must say it was really rather boring *paisay paisay*. But! all is forgiven when I get a nice photo of myself.. haha.. here it is!
Do not assume that a higher level of education or status gives you the right to be condescending. Graciousness, generosity and good breeding come together, and these are infintely more precious and more a measure of your worth as a person than any educational certificates. I have no respect for a woman or man without character. Though I will not, and can not do anything other than ignore you, I will not sink to the same mud-slinging, petty, and conniving level. You and I are of different breeds.
But somehow I have no mood to go out shopping, or movie watching.. it's strange! This is so unlike the Huiming of a few months ago who would go down to Orchard every week.
Perhaps it's a subconscious desire to cut spending that makes shopping boring.. after all, now, I can truly ONLY window-shop. Erps. So I've no real desire to walk in the shopping malls or try on clothes or accessories because I know I won't buy stuff anyway.
Haha.. And yet people still tell me I look like some little rich miss / taitai-in-the-making.
SURE OR NOT??
Joke of the century! The last time someone told me that, I totalled up the cost of all the clothes on my body and it came to less than $50..
White tee from Giordano: $14
Blue cropped pants from Future State: $5 at a sale
Flip flops from Metro: $3
Bag from Israel: the equiv of $12 SGD
Sunglasses from brandless brand at Taka: $9.90
Hairtie: One of a ten-for-five-dollars bunch, so effectively $0.50
I wish I had my camera with me to take photos and prove it.. ROFL
~queen of budget shopping.. hehe
Conclusion: I cannot be a taitai! All my taitai friends will look down on me for my laupok dressing.. haha! I even have clothes from *beat this* Coronation Plaza, Yew Tee Shopping Center, and -gasp- TIONG BAHRU MARKET!
wahaha. Or maybe it's just me.. I've got the ability to make everything I wear look like a million dollars..
after an enforced hiatus of over a week, blogging and surfing just feels so good!
i've also managed to single-handedly (actually not true, I had to use both hands) reformat and reinstall practically everything on my comp, following the ridiculous crash last thursday. *feeling proud*. Heh. G says I'm fishing for compliments, but cannot help it lah, first time in my life I've ever done anything like it!
so many things to say.. where to begin??
Hm, begin from the end - yesterday, Sept 11, was my mum's birthday.
Hehe. I'm not kidding (to pre-empt everyone's initial reaction).
It was a pretty uneventful birthday. Yesterday, we went out for dinner at Havelock Road, and my parents had crabs which I can't eat and which I also paid for, heh.. Prior to that, we just spent the day 'nuah-ing' around at home. That's really rare for me, especially on a weekend. =)
Still remember my mother's birthday 4 years ago. We had just finished eating her birthday cake and were watching TV when the Twin Towers news came on.. None of my family believed it at first, my mum thought it was a practical joke that my dad and I were playing on her, and my dad and I thought it was the other way around.
That kind of flashed back yesterday when we were watching CNN on (what else) the Katrina diasaster. Hm, how come nothing happy seems to happen in September? Sheesh..
Friday, September 02, 2005
But i know i'll go nuts if i simply squat in the corner and work and work and work.
so i'll blog to relieve stress
and to help me remember the pieces of my life.
my computer crashed again.. sheesh.. i have no idea why this always happens to me? no matter how many times I change my file systems or reinstall Windows, it'll start going all wonky in a matter of weeks. And my comp isn't even that old lor.. sigh. Maybe it has been inspired by Willy Wonka (you know, WOnky.. sheesh)
and so there i was on a thursday, teacher's day, at home and with nothing to do besides blog, and THERE went my comp! Man! I realise, yet again, how dependent i am on my computer and my net connection.. without it and the company of my dearest friend, i was hard pressed to occupy my time.
i've realised that not all bus services are created equal:
like, i was supposed to meet juan at CCK - she took 190 from Orchard and i took 67 from Hwa Chong. Should have taken us about the same time based on distance, but NO!
gee.. i reached CCK like close to half an hour after her lor.. sigh..
If i were a 67 bus driver, I'd aspire to be a 190 driver! It suddenly strikes me that there should be some sort of bus driver hierarchy - hey, the 190 drivers have everything to be snooty about, they drive a 'high-class' route through Orchard and get to travel to CCK via expressway! Whereas the poor 67 drivers have to pick up all the working stiffs like me from Tampines all the way to CCK, must be the longest route SMRT buses drive.. and no expressway.. and traffic jam all day long! *sigh..
Teacher's day celebrations and lunch were alright this year, the performance was pretty good but flower sales sucked.. i kind of felt like i was the only one thinking at the flower stall. sigh!
Lunch was at peach garden in Thomson Plaza. Not bad, the food, but super slow the service. Pretty interesting clothes at those one-off shops there too, but I managed to resist temptation for a very pretty birdy top! =) Went to Far East after and walked around, found 2 nice tops but bought only one.. the CHEAPER one.. heh.
I SO pray for greater finances, Lord!
I met The Skirt! At a shop in Novena Square, cos I was browsing around with my parents after dinner at Lao Beijing. Yeah, Lao Beijing, and only because we had a $25 voucher courtesy of the NKF. I dun think the food there was THAT fantastic though - in my opinion Crystal Jade does better, and for about 2/3 of the price.. they serve the best xiaolongbao in SG, beating even Din Tai Fung and Lao Beijing hands down. But anyway, about The Skirt!
It's a green-based ethnic print affair with red and maroon detailing. I've never seen anything like it before; the design and cut are similar to others, yes, but THIS is special, boy. =)
i suddenly have no mood to type the stupid joke i was about to.
Just got told something unpalatable.. sigh..
But yet - I wait on You, Lord.. for Your timing is best. and Your Word through Your servants is infallible, even though the servants themselves sometimes are.Amen.