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Saturday, April 30, 2005

Many things happened this week

It’s like all at once. Busy… Fun… Sian… Relieved… Soppy… Happy… Trying to take it step by step. The grey clouds are beginning to clear up quite a bit. Things that I was upset about and stifling me are loosening their hold on me. The issues weren’t exactly settled… but they have been neatly chucked aside, never to be mentioned until the next time. I’m more of the type who would prefer to trash things out but avoidance and ignorance may be the best tactic at times.

Assuming there wasn’t any Labour Day public holiday this Sunday, I would have met my colleagues like 7 days a week this week!! Our team did a very last minute preparation for the STOOPID debate. Meeting up on Monday and Tuesday. The other team was even more last minute…. They discussed only on Wednesday morning itself. Damn zai3 man… The way they speak… really admire people who can do impromptu speech. But we won in the end and earned ourselves $10 Kinokuniya voucher. Yay!! Can buy books liao.

Speaking of books, this must be the only year I managed to read so many books in such a shot time. Northanger Abbey, The Da Vinci Code, Toto-Chan… Books that were bestsellers some time ago… only now then can afford the time to read them. Actually the time wasn’t really affordable la.. just that I compromise on other stuff (like sleeping, making materials, going out with friends, going out with kh, shopping etc) and I read them on the MRT as well. Currently reading Tuesdays with Morrie… Don’t exactly like it… call me unfeeling… Now my next target would be The Five People You Meet in Heaven and teng teng teng teng… the BIBLE!!!!

Gasp!!!! Jo the non-practising Christian who slams Christians all the time is gonna read the bible?!?!?!

Why not? It’s interesting to find all the hidden connotations in it. And I’ve always wanted to read the bible but gave the lack of time as an excuse.

My tuitees have gotten their mid year exams timetable. Not good not good… busy weeks ahead. I’m trying very hard to mentally plan my timetable now. It seems almost impossible to squeeze everything in. I’ll manage somehow…

The next big thing that happened this week was that one of my nice colleague is leaving or rather, has left. Today’s her last day. Will definitely miss her. Will miss her presence. Will miss her noisiness. Will miss her “yo”. Will miss all her silly antics. And will miss suan-ing her especially… haha…

Then I thought about how so many colleagues are most confirmed leaving in a few months and felt very despondent. The colleagues here are really nice and all of us have to agree. But tian xia wu bu san zhi yan xi. People come, people go. As long as we maintain contacts, it should be fine.

Photos time…

There was a few other photos but I’ve to take care not to include photos with the co’s name in the background. I’ve got no Photoshop to blot it away.

As a farewell gathering for Ivy, a bunch of us went KTV on Thursday night although most of us had morning lesson the next day. While most of us (them) left by 11.30pm, the siao4 ones (us) stayed till 2. I thought that even if I had gone home early, I would still be awake at 2+ at home so might as well just be awake at 2+ outside? That sounds logical then. It turned out that I was so wrong… ended up sleeping at 4+.

The onz people Posted by Hello

Pretty maids in a row Posted by Hello

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She didn’t pose like that on purpose. It was all candid but I thought it really look like the 4 different expressions of xi3, nu4, ai1, le4.

Hmm... Too small to capture the details... Em, HS, WY and me gave her a “transformer” cow clock and a tomato. Ya not the real tomato, we are not that cheapskate. The tomato is really cute. You can smash it on a hard surface and it’ll smash like a real tomato, only to transform back to it’s original shape after a few seconds. HS wrapped the prezzie like a milk carton and drew a cute cow with "Got Milk?" Ooi! You better keep the wrapper as a momento. Oh and the tv screen suppose to have Aaron Kwok in it. Dunno why it turned out black. Posted by Hello

So happy to receive not a bouquet of flowers but a glass vase of sunflowers from fellow colleagues... ... Posted by Hello

But how am I gonna carry this around in public??? Posted by Hello

Diao si mi diao? Kiam pa ah? Posted by Hello

No la... we are not that rude.. we are actually very sweet and innocent. *excuse me while I go puke in the corner* Posted by Hello

Monday, April 18, 2005

This morning I thought I was dying.

I awoke with a severe tummy pain and was literally bathed in sweat. The first thing that came to my mind was “Dammit… now I’ve gotta change my bed sheets.”

Alas the pain got even more unbearable that I hadn’t got the time to worry for my bed sheets. I could only squirm about and groan in pain. And to make matters worse, a wave of nausea swept me. It isn’t just an urge of vomiting, my stomach muscles were already contracting involuntarily and forcing me to puke out burp. I rolled to the side of my bed to puke… more burps spewed out. Damn… at least let me puke out some gastric juices to make myself feel better la.

I was too weak to pull myself out from my bed to puke in the loo but after worrying about dirtying my floor, I managed to pluck myself up. I could not see the door. All I saw was bright pink lights. I thought it was those usual lack of blood circulation to the head when one gets up suddenly from a lying or sitting position and continued to grope my way around... I could not see anything even though my eyes were wide opened. More and more pink lights. This has gotta be a nightmare I thought.

And then I started to suffer from those muscle spasms once more and sat on the floor to puke nothing for a second time. The blanket of pink lights began to clear up a little and I realized I was sitting on the kitchen floor. I didn’t even know how I got there. Tried continuing my way to the loo but the pink lights blinded me again. Help me! I can’t see at all!!

Then I thought I should let my mum know about my condition and so made my way to her room. I could not see anything and walked on. I knocked down the fan in the process and pinked out. You see people use the term “black out” for fainting. I supposed it is coz they literally see black. So in my case, I pinked out.

I don’t know how long I lay on the cold marble floor but it felt good. Then Simba came to nose me, I got up and managed to make my way to her room.

Mum was so shocked to see my condition. Already weak herself, she panicked and helped wipe all the sweat while continually asking me what happened. Hell, I would also like to know what’s happening to me. I’ve never been like this before and I seriously thought I was dying. Then she helped me change my soaking wet T-shirt and applied medicated oil. Still the severe tummy pain failed to cease but at least the muscle spasm stopped. I fell asleep after awhile only to wake up at 3pm.

After I woke up, I heard my mum’s side of the story. She said I looked like a ghost. My face, my hands, my legs were “all white” and my lips were pale. My hair and t-shirt was so drenched, it looked as if I just emerged from Sadako’s well.

So morbid.

I’m feeling fine now. See... I'm well enough to blog. But I’m bugged to see a doc since this has never happened to me before. Maybe I will go see one tomorrow.

Friday, April 15, 2005


Bleak Tuesday Night…
I didn’t realize so many things… so many differences… differences that are nobody’s fault. Little minor issues that eventually became major all of a sudden now that I realized it.

Ignorance is bliss… nevertheless I prefer to know.

Foul mood Wednesday…
Swollen eyes… emotionally and physically tired… I half contemplated calling in sick… fortunately I went ahead to work and lovely colleagues made my day… I don’t think they even knew it but those laughter really uplifted me. I totally forgot about whatever that was bothering me. Good friend evan also cheered me up a lot. I then realised that I haven’t met up with any friend for like 2 months. I almost became friendless during this period without knowing.

Really felt better after that meet up…. Look at how happy we looked…

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Friends are good… you can always fall back on them.


Distraction from work and tuition led me away from my fix. But each time I stepped home, I would be faced with reality again. I really hate coming home. And please don’t talk to me anymore! Please don’t aggravate me anymore! I really cannot take it. I’m caught between the two of you and I have no idea how to resolve this.

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I feel very stifled…

Just leave me alone… …

Monday, April 11, 2005

Can’t shake that pretty PINK Panasonic Lumix FX7 outta my mind

I’m seriously considering selling away my current Fujifilm F450.

Not because I have an aversion to Joanne Peh or because it is bad, but simply because I cant get the pink FX7 outta my mind.

Just look at how chio it is. Both cam and Ayumi of course.

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They have red ones in Japan which is also quite chio
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It has been my dream digital camera ever since it surfaced in Japan... chio colours, big screen and all... that was until I saw its price… $900++!!!

The price was too steep. At that time, I was more sensible than I was now and decided not to “invest” so much in a camera.

Moreover, I think God has also decided that I should not get my pink FX7 as the pink ones were all sold out during the SITEX exhibition. It was a gentle warning not to spend so much on irrational wants. Thus leaving me with 2 more choices… Canon Ixus 30/ 40 and Fujifilm F450.

Fujifilm F450 I chose. If you have read my entry last November, you would know that it looks better, has more functions, additional goodies were thrown in on top of the usual ones, and most importantly the manager won me over with sincerity… unlike the stinking canon people.

So anyone wanna buy my cam? It looks like this.
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You should get it if you are an absolute diehard fan of Joanne Peh.

And now, I'm gonna beautify my blog with more chio pictures of Lumix FX7
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Monday, April 04, 2005

Youngest Aunt Wedding on 3rd April

Photo blogging probably.. juz gotta wait for cousins to send me the pics coz my cam's batt diedED on me halfway. Silly me didn't charge it for a long time.

A drawing to make up for the absence of photos. I know the colour sux, the glass is not proportionate.. I'm no artist and I'm making use of whatever I have on my table to do it. Posted by Hello

Now for some photos from my camera.

This is the nicest photo I have of the bride and the 2 cute little angels. Gotta wait for the ones in cousins’ cameras. Posted by Hello

Me and Junie jie jie
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Everyone in the entire family think I look like my cousin who is 7 years older than me. My sisters think we look like photocopies of each other. Even my aunts could address us wrongly at times. The groom’s side relatives also thought we looked alike. I don’t think we look that similar… probably more of resemblance la. As what she says… she sees herself in me and she feels that I’m just like a younger sister whom she never had.

Allan and me
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This is one cousin who was soooooooooooooooo naughty when he was young that I quite avoided him… but he would always come and fan2 me so I had no choice but to play with him. Haha now at 22 (we are still 22 coz our birthdays haven’t passed), he’s so much less irritating. In fact I think I’m the irritating one now. I dunno if you read my blog but can you please send me the photos from yours and your bro’s cam soon??? Thanx!!


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