Nestle + expresso =??

Nespresso! Saw this cute expresso machine @ one the the research agency we are working with. Feel in love with it instantly. Have seen many such machines before, but this is the most compact and cute one I have seen so far! Easy to order capsules... makes it even for appealing! :) My next costly buy?...Maybe.... Maybe not....

Responsibilities of a modern woman

Someone commented on how she sometimes admires me on how I shoulder my various responsibilities. Well... I am flattered, and obviously take it as a compliment. But, really… there is an internal struggle every single day to want to do things that I really love. I adore my family. This makes me try to get myself involved in their activities, to support them in whatever way possible, as long as it is within my means. This, Hwa always says I give too much and take too little… esp. when it is obvious mum loves bro so much more. Guess, it does not matter to me as much, though it hurts once in a while, as long as they are happy. I believe God sees it…and that’s adequate. I dun know when it started…. I am by nature quite a self centred person. But when my family is in need… I will avail myself whatever it takes. Well…. This sounds like self-praise… trust me it is not. Given a choice, I truly want to do so many more things. Then there is my OTHER family…. My live-in family. Living with so

Woman as a commodity

A man in his 40s is desperate to get a wife... in what the chinese say to "chuan zhong jie dai". He has been searching in vain for a wife for the past many years. It does not take much to guess that he is probably a blue collared worker, with little or even no education. Life for him as he aged was also probably not easy, with his parents all passed away. Then, what choice does he have, but to seek "greener pastures" in a foreign land. The man registered @ an agency, and he was brought into a room with girls and women or different ages, all lined up for his selection. This garners up an image of a "fish tank" in nightclubs.... just that this is with more decency. The man was shy... so all he did was look at the women's feet, and picked his bride. Well.... I never liked the idea of Singaporean men going to foreign lands to look for a wife. It makes the women folk appear to me like goods... and to make matters worst... some of these agencies actually

Lack of inspiration…compensated by an awfully sweet post

The lack of inspiration over the past two weeks has left me abandoning my bloggy for a while. I figured… writing comes with moods. If there is no feel…nor mood… I will end up writing loads of crap… and it becomes incomprehensible to my readers. It doesn’t help that I am down with flu and feeling grouchy all the time… so writing during this period will make the post more negative than it is supposed to sound. Eniwei, just thought I’d spend a little bit more time writing about Hwa. Well… Hwa just recently bought me an O2 Atom Life. He knew for a long long time, that I’ve always wanted to get a PDA… but then, I always get distracting by the choices of pretty phones out there, that I will always buy something based on aesthetics. I didn’t have any hint or whatsoever that he was getting me the O2. Firstly… there is no occasion to get me any fancy techie gifts… esp when we all know what a prudent spender this husband of mine is. Moreover… I just changed my phone like 2 months back… and st

and........the long weekend is coming to a close

Love long weekends. It means more time to nua at home, and also to catch up on things I never get to do on a normal workday. Friday saw me meeting up with Addy. We haven't had our "sip kopi and talk about anything under the sun " sessions since the longest time. Used to do that so very often... not until our work and personal lives got the better of us. Well, that being history, was glad to meet up with her. We talked about her prep for her wedding... and her pending home reno. :) Brought back such fond memories.... and I REALLY WISH i could have my wedding again! Select THE GOWN... renovate my home blah blah blah. I love weddings... and I cannot have enuff of it! You must be thinking I have gone nutty! Well... i think I am! Hahahaha! Saturday and Sunday.... nothing eventful. Just the usual cleaning and washing... which I am kinda sick of. Oh... and.... there was a 3 day long battle with the Ants Contingent. Yes! They are back... and they seem to be everywhere.... incl


Both Hwa and myself received our bonus letters. Hwa did really well....bonus was very good, increment was super, and to top it all up, he got a promotion. In two years, he managed to prove himself to be good @ what he does. I knew since we got together that CS is in his blood. He has worked hard, his effort is commendable. He deserved what he got, and am proud of him. :) I believe I did good too, though of course everything is pro-rated. Am contented where I am now, really. Have jumped shipped too many times. Getting a little tired of moving ard, learning and getting to know people. Guess this is where I belong for now. Not exactly the best place to be... but is there a best place anyway? In life, we just have be less fussy, more genuine, more patient, work smart...and we will slowly learn to be contented. Life ain't all about the rat race... there's so much more to enjoy... =)

Taipei - Day 3 (with a teeny bit on Day 2)

Realised I missed out one pic on Jiu Fen.... and I just have to put it in. Handling the pics have taken up so much time.... so it is a MUST to put every pic I rearranged into my bloggie. See! That's how Jiu Fen looks like...... =) Here comes Day 3 proper. Plan A was to visit LeoFoo Village, an amusement park bigger and fun-ner than HK disneyland... or so we heard. Their current ambassador is none other than my fav JJ Lin! If he says it's good... then it has to be lah! Sigh....but guess wat??!!!! It would take us 2 hours to travel by train to LeoFoo! 2 friggin hours. That's like half the flight time from SG to TP! So we aborted Plan A. I was not in the mood for mountains and flowers (ie. Yang Ming Shan)... so Plan B was also out. That leaves us with Plan C for the morning --> Visit to Taipei Zoo. An apparent MUST for Hwa whenever we are on holiday. Hmmmmm.... maybe... he was a ZOOLOGISt in his past life! Hee Hee! Well.... The Taipei Zoo is HUGE! We walked around for ab