Sunday, October 30, 2005

Waiting for Manic Monday

I’m very excited about Halloween this year coz I’ve never been to any Halloween party before. Halloween every year spells EXAMS except this year! Whoopee!

I don’t know what to dress up as.

Suggestions so far were:
>Vampire or any blood sucking creature.
Simply coz I look like one. [???]

>Sadako
With my long hair, some suggested Sadako. But they also pointed that I have to dye my hair black and it’s not worth it.

>Simply ghost

>Broken doll

Em said “No need to dress up la. Just go as yourself. You are scary enough.”

WTF!

I then thought that I should not dress up fully but just to play around with make up. I played around with my eyeliner and got these…

Design #1


My mum freaked out when she saw this. At first she thought it was very nice then later as if it suddenly dawn on her that her daughter’s face should not look like this, she went,” Since when do you have this on your face???!!”

I seriously believe she thought that I tattooed it.

Design #2

This was from yesterday. I added the spidery looking lower lashes as inspired by Corpse Bride.

AHHH! Upper lashes look so short... Think I'll either coat loads of mascara like Corpse Bride or go attach fake ones. I love her morbid-looking spidery eyes.

And I will put my Nightmare Before Christmas coffin handbag into good use.







I’m still clueless as to what to dress up as. Will collect more suggestions.

Photos from yesterday…

The day before, I left my sms line hp at kh’s house and he left his watch in my bag so yesterday, we were supposed to meet after work to exchange our goods. It turned out that last minute he asked me join his friends at New Asia Bar.

So I went there in my T-SHIRT while the rest of the patron were so impeccably dressed.

Such embarrassing telepathy when kh and me saw each other’s tops… RED!

So must take photo… But his friends always ka jiao and spoil the shots.







Finally!


Us and Heineken


Eh… no permission to put the group’s pic up.

Friends who are going on Monday and reading this, please sms me suggestions for dressing up k?

Seeya!!!

Waiting for Manic Monday

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Not so suay to have contracted Dengue right?

On Sunday, I woke up feeling very hot and feverish and I could not sit up straight. I don’t know whether it was body ache or muscle ache but it could not be the latter as I’ve not exercised for months. I felt very dizzy and worn out, like a young soul trapped in an old lady’s fatigued body.

Then the next thing that came to my mind was Fever + Body ache = Dengue Fever?

Nah… can’t be so suay.

I spent my entire Sunday sleeping away. No stressful dreams of work. Ah… The peace! I could sleep throughout without dreaming of my student coming to school despite informing them that I’m sick. I could sleep throughout without dreaming of me conducting lessons. It was fortunate that I had colleagues to help me teach my classes for that day or I would have to make up the lessons and miss Christmas.

Doctor said that my body ache might be due to stress, my daily posture sitting at children’s tables and chairs, or I may have caught some virus from the kids. However if the fever persists and rash appears, I have to go for a blood test.

Can’t be so suay…

[To em: I don't think it's rotavirus coz I don't have diarrhoea and vomitting symptoms.]

Anyway I’m heading back to work soon as although I don’t have stressful dreams on Sunday, I have many yesterday. All my materials and stuff are at work and I feel useless sleeping at home. Also there won’t be anyone around on a Tuesday to catch anything from me if I had really caught some virus.

Kill with Shieldtox

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

This is what I see now…







All these through my vision therapy eyewear…




You all should really give this “pinhole glasses” a try. The first time I saw it, I had my contact lenses on and was quite skeptical about it. My colleague with slight myopia actually tried it on and was surprised that she could see everything clearly. We shot many unanswerable questions at the promoter, who was obviously quite new, and all she could say was her boss with degree of 400+ wore it for 2 years and now his vision is 25. That satisfied us.

Today, without my glasses or contacts, I tried it and WOOH… I bought it immediately. I did not buy it at the same Guardian so I hope the promoter doesn’t earn any commission or I would feel quite bad.

Please refer to The Bates Method for more information.

The week that just passed had been a huge breather. I managed to catch 2 movies with kh.

Corpse Bride


and

Into the Blue


Both were in a spur of moment decision but they weren’t too bad.

Corpse Bride is touchingly bittersweet. I teared towards the end when Emily the corpse gave up Victor to his human bride. “Till death do us part…” Yes, she had died and so had to part with Victor.

The show is well worth the money if you watch it during the weekdays as it is only like slightly more than an hour long.

Victor’s dead doggie is my favourite character in the movie.


Into the Blue is a little lame and somewhat unbelievable but hey, we watched it coz of Jessica Alba so who cares?

We were looking for shows to kill time and the show time for Into the Blue was just right. I asked kh what the show was about and he replied that it was some treasure hunting plot.

Okay I don’t care what’s the plot. I would watch any show to see Jessica Alba’s hot body!

She is hot!

Look at her tanned and toned bod!


In Sin City, she looks every ounce as innocent as she was oozing with stripper’s appeal.



In Fantastic Four, she looks hot even in a tacky high-temperature-resistent-suit.



In Honey, she shook her bon bon so well, it was simply bootylicious!



And I simply adore her smile.



Jessica Alba... Hot, tanned, sexy, sweet, innocent, beautiful...

This is what I see now.

Friday, October 14, 2005

Dear God,

Now that I've gotten myself a chio bible, I promise to read the bible faithfully.




I'm sure You'll forgive me for being so shallow. ;P

Monday, October 10, 2005

Constipated diarrhoea

Warning: Long post

I’ve been really busy these 2 weeks. I’ve not come online for a long time and even if I do, I try to clear my unread mails and that’s that. No replies to emails, no chatting on msn, no viewing of blogs and updating of friends’ lives. Just 5 minutes of my sister’s precious time and away I zipped from her computer.

I wanna blog about sooooo many things. I feel so constipated.

Now I shall suffer from diarrhoea.

I die-le-ma? (dilemma) coz of work

History repeats itself again and again… Term break is totally no break!

It seems like just yesterday when I wrote an entry on term break is no break at all.

This term break was worse! It clashed with my cousin’s PSLE and so I have to juggle work and tuition. I practically worked everyday, often staying till the sun has gone way down and the moon high up, coming back on a Sunday (we don’t have to work on term break Sundays but come back on Tuesdays), bringing home my work to do, staying up till 3+ 4am, and even engaging kh to help me cut my countless material and “chauffeur” me around work, tuition and home.

And still, I can’t finish my work.

Both em and me wanted to cry at that time manz… the 2 year old team was damn stressed with the never-ending materials Fortunately hh has got nice colleagues who not only helped us with our work, but de-stressed us by having a little K-session, blasting I-tunes from the stupid I-mac, playing songs as old as Faye Wong’s zhi mi bu hui. While hh's 2 year old team’s material was almost complete, sp’s 2 year old team had gone bonkers.

For the past week, I really hated work. I hated my job.

[Notice how I used the past tense. I’m still wavering between “hate” and “hated” actually.]

I was so contemplating quitting after “my time is up”. But the children and nice parents really made my day.

Aside from the busy-ness, we had a change in system and now all the instructors don’t have our own classrooms. We had no sense of belonging at all. Our personal belongings are all over the place and we don’t have a proper space to do our work. Much precious time was wasted too. We felt lost, confused, flustered, angry at not being able to do work when we had so much to do and absolutely pissed off. The whole system sucked big time! Also, many instructors had changes in their classes and I really feel very sorry for those who had their favourite classes taken away and passing on to other teachers as they took on other teachers’ ones. I was really thankful that my timetable had not much changes and that I got to teach my favourite classes again this term.

For this new beginning of the term, I asked parents to share with the class anything that make them proud of themselves or just happy with themselves recently. Even if their lives are very hectic, miserable or mundane, there definitely had to be small little things in life that make them happy right? If not life must have been really very stressful and sad case.

Some parents were happy that their child learnt how to swim, skate, cycle.

Some parents were happy that their children’s concentration spans have improved.

Some parents were happy that their children were so lively despite being sick and down with fever.

Some parents were happy that their children had fun doing the school’s worksheets… finally.

Some parents were happy that they had a great holiday at various destinations during the term break and spent great family time together.

Some parents were very happy that their children enjoyed coming for lessons very much.

One parents was very proud of herself for being able to bathe her kid all by herself when previously she needed her maid to help.

One parent shared that she wrote two poems for her hubby that day and that later that night they were going out to have dinner, just the two of them. So sweet!

There were so many things they shared… simply too many to type out. But I realized that most of the parents’ joys revolved around their kids and their family. Most of them are simple little joys, simple little things that make them proud of themselves. It was good to share with the rest of the class as we laughed and swooned together at what some of the parents said.

It was really very heartwarming to hear all those and even more so to see parents walking out of class with a smile.

Amidst all the confusion in change of classrooms and sometimes change of teacher, all the flusters and angers at last minute changes, it was really beautiful to see all those smiles.

And as usual, all the children were so sweet and cute that they transformed “hate” to “hated”.

Applying this to myself, I believe that my life certainly has got to have some little joy in it despite the busy-ness so let me share them too.

I was very happy to be able to sleep in peace finally. No more nightmares of unfinished work, change of classes etc etc.

I was very happy to received emails from friends. I’ve not received one for a long time. But hehe… I haven’t replied them yet.

I was very happy that my dad tried to fetch me home from tuition even though he is busy as he knew I was really exhausted. And happy that my mum always offered my dad and psycho my dad to fetch me saying how pathetic I am… haha.

I was very happy that kh would always rush down to tpy to fetch me to tuition each time I run late when I give the excuse that I’ve already taken cab 5 times so far to teach my cousin due to my not leaving work on time. And really really happy coz so far, he hasn’t grumbled at all when he used to in the past. Each time I got into the car, he would greet me with “Quit your bloody low pay, work like shit job la’ with a smile. No anger, no grumbling, no disgruntling.

I was very happy to meet up with some friends whom I haven’t seen for a long time and do a little shopping at the same time. I met up with xtina and bei 2 Wednesdays ago. I realized that the last time I saw bei was the 1st time I blogged here. Yup… my 2nd entry of my blog. And those photos promised never came as her comp crashed.

This time we had photos.

Pretty ang mo model in the background who overshadowed us.  Posted by Picasa


bei n me Posted by Picasa


bei n me again Posted by Picasa


bei n xtina. Posted by Picasa


xtina n me Posted by Picasa


I was very happy to see grace (mei mei) and cynthia (mummy) as well as her 2 kids.

Us and 2 kids  Posted by Picasa


So many memories… I got to know cyn when we went Perth together and clicked instantly like good friends. There, we got to know grace at this restaurant. I don’t know how total strangers thrown into each other’s paths can click like xiao zhar bors.

Us in Perth being very xiao. Posted by Picasa


That was in 2002. 3 years ago!!! But it feels like it was not long ago. I recalled taking sooooooo many silly shots that night. See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil, Charlie’s Angels, Statue of Liberty. But hey, my folder doesn’t have all those photos. I hope you gals still have them.

I was very happy to see my jase jase too! The cheeky little cry baby.

Godma is cleaning my drool coz I must look good in the photos. Posted by Picasa


Godma says I’m not photogenic leh. I have a ku gua lian and tu tu mouth. I swear I look cuter real life. Posted by Picasa


Ring Ring… I have to pick up a call if you would excuse me… Posted by Picasa


Hello? Xiang kar handphone? Posted by Picasa


Last of all, I'm very happy to be able to use the computer leisurely at my own pace and surf whatever I want. And of course, happy to blog!

The mane issue

Ok... people who are not interested in bimbotic stuff and guyz can stop reading here.

On my black roots…

My mum asked me when I am gonna do my hair again as the black roots are unsightly. I used to be the one who is very particular about black roots and she used to be the one who thinks they are not obvious and unsightly. This time it’s the other way round.

I answered, “I don’t even have the time to finish my work, how to go and do my hair???”

A few days later, she asked again.

I answered, “I don’t even have the time to sleep, how to go and do my hair???”

She didn’t bother me for a while.

Then she asked again.

I answered, “I don’t even have the time to eat, sleep and shit, how to go and do my hair???”

She stopped bothering me.

Kh requested for me to leave my hair alone as he hasn’t seen me with a full head of black hair since he knew me. Although we knew each other in secondary school, my hair was already un-black that time.

I told him that I couldn’t live with black hair. I can’t imagine myself with a full head of black hair. I looked at my old photos and I think I sucked. Actually all my dyed hair photos here look quite black leh... so you can imagine how I would look with totally black hair?

Also, I can’t stand my hair in half half…. Totally awful! If I were to go black, I would dye my whole head, instead of letting it grow out. Most painful, I tell you. The time factor and the living with ugliness.

I think the only thing Chinese about me are my black roots.

I looked at the mirror just to make sure my roots are not unsightly and thought maybe if I cut my fringe again, the regrowth wouldn’t be that obvious as compared to a line of black and brown.

And now I wonder if I should cut bangs.

I also wonder what I should do to my hair. It’s at its longest now. I haven’t had such long hair before. I planned to leave it even longer and perm it wavy. But everybody who knows how lazy I am warned me against perming.

I’m so wishy washy. In the past, I can just leave my hair long, and cut it short and leave it long again and cut it short. I could decide to trim my hair one minute and when the scissors went snip snip snip and could just say, “I’ve decided I want it short.” Now just a question of whether to cut my fringe or not is taking me such a long time to decide. A lot of factors to consider la. Fringe looks fresh and cute with hair let down, on the other hand, fringe don’t look good in caps, visors and with hair tied up.

See… so many factors to consider leh…

I shall go look for hairstyle photos for inspirations now.

Monday, October 03, 2005

Dear Mr Dreamweaver, Mr Sandman, Miss Toothfairy, Zhou Gong or whoever you are,

Please stop sending me all those dreams (NIGHTMARES) about work every single night without fail. I’m already stressed enough when awake. Please don’t stress me further when I sleep.

Thank you!

Most SINCERELY and EARNESTLY from,
Jolene the gal who doesn’t dare sleep anymore

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