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Friday, December 30, 2011

Still sick but trying to look on the bright side of things

Thanks to all who showed concern for my illness whether here or on Facebook or in text. I'm really touched by all the love around me.

Well, I'm relieved to say that my gastric flu and nausea are officially gone but in the process, cold/flu took their place. There were days when everything was altogether ravaging my body that it was quite unbearable.

The Paris leg of the trip has been pretty jinxed so far. I felt almost sorry to kh for spoiling so much of the trip.

Kh and I had to forgo quite a number of places to visit as I was sleeping for about 1.5 days here. In addition, I could not take the cold for too long and had to cut short the outdoor sightseeing. The sun sets at about 5pm here in Paris (and 2.50pm in London) during winter and by then many places would have been closed too. It was also a torture to go out in the cold with blocked and runny nose at the same time, together with sore throat and a cough building up. I was practically freezing through my nose and brain and blowing bits of blood out due to the cold dry weather.

So here's how I look with Rudolph nose. Not a pleasant sight at all.


Other than the hubby being so sweet and understanding, the other positive aspect of the trip would be the shopping. What with every designer item being up to 30% cheaper than in Singapore on top of tax refund, I was tempted to buy so many things here.

I kept telling kh that I'm helping him to save money by buying these designer labels here. Of course, he thinks I would actually save money by not buying but I'm sticking by MY logic.

Here's kh looking so miserable.


Here's how certain "medicine" could put a smile on sickly Jo's face.

Note: I've to clarify that not all the items in the paper bags shown above belong to me. The rest are gifts for family etc.

In case I don't get to log on again, here's wishing everyone a Merry Christmas once more and a splendid 2012!

One of my good friend tagged me this quote by Audrey Hepburn and I love how I'm trying to live by it all this while. I hope this sticks by with all of you too. =)

“I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.”


  1. Aww you look so cute all bundled up Jo! It looks like it's really cold over there. I hope you are feeling better and recover from your cold/flu soon :)

    And there are so many shopping bags! I can't wait to see what you picked out! Happy New Year btw!

  2. Rinny,
    Happy 2012 to you!

    Haha... Yes kh thinks I look very cute with my red nose.

    Thanx for your concern, dear.

    My cold got quite bad and I'm coughing violently now. I wish to recover soon but it's quite difficult in such winter season. It's good that now I'm back in London and their weather got warmer by a lot.

  3. OMGosh, you're wealthy!!! I had no idea. =)

    You look cold and miserable from being sick. I wish I could magically make it go away.

  4. aww lucky you to shop with those brands! and i agree, happy girls are the prettiest!

  5. Rick,
    I'm not wealthy! Neither is kh. Haha... Just look at his pockets now. The hole is freaking huge. lol


    lol... some of these brands are 30% cheaper in Paris than in Singapore so I'm having the mentality that I'm saving money.

  6. hope you are feeling a lot better and OH MY GOSH can i reach into the computer and steal all your goodies!!!! :D

  7. Yvonne,
    Hahahaha... You're really cute! Sometimes I also wished I could reach into my screen whenever I see goodies too.

  8. O_O you did look pretty sick... *pats on back* but look at all that shopping therapy =DDD hahah these days shopping is my cardio (quote from carrie bradshaw from sex and the city XD)

    ohhh you need to show us what you bought for yourself >w<

  9. Frances,
    I usually love to quite Samantha Jones but I agree with Carrie on that. However, I'm too poor to shop up a storm now. lol...

    I bought an LV and a Prada bag as well as Chanel earrings and necklace for myself. The rest of the stuff in the bags are for family. =)


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