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F8! Another Grand Prix Moment! ;P

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Yes. Hello Kitty and friends have come to this little sunny island for a car race. Corny?! Ermm... I went to take a look anyway. I'm no big Hello Kitty fan... but thought why not just have a look @ what's going on since I stay a near the Chinese Garden anyway. Hello Kitty lovers.... go to http://www.2008lanternfestival.com.sg/ for more info yah?!


The lanterns were really quite pretty.... though I honestly feel... it isjust something to get parents to bring their kids to. Well... what ever it is... it was nice going to the garden for an evening stroll with Hwa.













It's been a long long week...

...I'm glad it is over.

The week started off with me scurrying around, trying to finish up whatever work I have, so I can start on new tasks. Well... from time to time, i will have this 3 months schedule where I pack it so tightly that I will find myself gasping for air. Yes. I like to do many things in a short period . Coz, I always make it a point to acheive some big things by the time it's appraisal season. But.... as my portfolio grows with requirement from HQ in UK.... i find myself more than just gasping for air. Sinking a little i guess. They say they will get me someone to share my load... but no signs of that new pair of hands yet. Crap. Anyway..... i din start any new tasks this week. In fact by mid week... I was already slacking. Oh well!

Come mid week, one of my dear friend, B, broke some sad news to me. Something happened to her, which broke my heart. And when she told me about it.... I was just too shocked for words. I hated myself for telling her " Frankly, I…

All the hype about babies...

After the national day rally.... suddenly the talk in town is about having babies... giving mothers 4 instead of 3 months maternity... giving 6 days childcare leave.... govt co-sharing the cost of IVF... and the list goes on.


However, in this day and age... where independence, ability to provide for ourselves, buying ourselves the pradas and LVs of the world has made us work harder in the corporate world than our mothers have. This also means, women hold some important positions in almost every company. With the govt coming up with such fanastic ideas to offset the cost of having kids.... it could also mean decreasing the chances of us getting the career we want, unless companies are open enough to accomodate the lifestyles of the supermothers we wish we could be.

I have had my fair share of job interviews. And 90% of the time, the question of whether I am intending to start a family soon comes up. Can I say it is discrimination? Maybe not. But it makes me think twice whenever I wanna s…