Thursday, 24 June 2010

Showing off my spoils :))

Was waiting at the bus stop and happened to stare straight ahead - into a cockroach bigger than my head! Surely, it must be illegal for advertisements to scare people like that!!

Other than that, it was a lovely day :)

Woke at 7am for some reason and waited for the alarm clock.. Switched on my laptop and did a little work while Sito prepared for work. At one point, he laughed. Apparently, he just said something to me while I was staring intently at my laptop screen - and I didn't hear him at all! See, that's what work does to us *.*

Anyway, after sending him off to work (with my eyes :p), I got down to some serious ironing while watching a Chinese drama I borrowed from boss - had Sito's permission to watch it alone cos he got hooked on to that show too! First time that he's watching a drama with me :) Not the cute type but very nice so far, check it out.. The English link is here.

Finally got out just before noon. Went shopping!!! Look at my spoils *proud*



Isetan Scotts:
a) sweatshirt - makes me look boobier :p $19
b) long top, or a short dress - cos it's bright pink! :D $29
c) frilly floral dress - makes me cute :) $69

This leg ended with six tako balls without tako - had scallops instead cos it was Hokkadio fair!

Far East: Haven't been there for ages until last weekend when Sito and I took a quick walk while whiling time before dinner.. Today, I really 淘到宝!
d) another floral dress at $22 - one third the price of (c)!
e) and (d) comes with a belt! - quite worth it, right??
f) found an amazing shop with things like fake eyelash applicator! - holds the furries in place while you apply glue and stick to your eyelids - can't wait to try! $10.90
g) princess hair tool! - um, volumise the top of my crown? $7.90
h) and of course, two boxes of fake eyelashes! Size 4 and 7. Size 4 is longer.. Hmmm... $38
i) comfy jeans - since I'll probably be living in jeans for the next two years! $35.90
j) pretty hairband! $5
k) brooches - work as hairclips too! Three for $5

Left Far East for Heeren..
l) pyjamas, under which are some three or four bras and five pairs of panties at super low prices cos shop is closing down *.* $48.90

Then I bought movie tickets for Saturday, redeemed a voucher at 313 and bought groceries (in the fridge!) before coming home :)

Oh, let's be complete:
m) the base of our fan :p
n) battery for weighing machine :p

Oh yeah, I'm feeling happy :)

Monday, 14 June 2010

Excitement is building up!

We're going away in August! Sito will be doing a two-year MBA at Kellogg starting this fall :) And I'm following! :))

We have obtained accommodation, applied for visa, and... I think that's about it so far :p Still loads to be done... We're getting things done slowly, one at a time..

Getting rather excited about this.. Just a pity that we haven't really spent time in our nice neighbourhood - like having supper at Crystal Jade at 2am, brunching at this place whose name I can't remember, eat at one of those little eateries and restaurants nearby.. Eh? All food? Heh...

And I'll be clearing leave from mid July before going on no-pay leave - it's :( at no-pay and :)) at leave! Now I'm a little stressed over the hand-over for work.. It's a mega hand-over... Shall fret about it at work, not at home :)

Will have finished my Montessori coursework by then - accelerating it by taking on Saturday classes as well - siong! Then I'll defer my exams to December so I'll be back in a bit :p That means I'll need to study while Sito studies :) After exams, I'll watch more stuff on youtube hohohoho! Bored? Never! :))

Friday, 11 June 2010

Dreamily, mf lives

I'm listening to a fun song now - and feeling happy!

I guess I'm luckier than most, in that I become happy easily.

Sure, the toils and turmoils of work and life get to me sometimes, some people have a greater effect on me than others, and there are bad hair or whatever days. But I just need a little something, say a comforting gesture or a lazy afternoon, to get me going again. In this case, it's my medical leave and happy songs! Let's skip the medical leave next time, pls.....

I wonder if I have always been like this. From the bits and pieces I remember of my early childhood and from old photos, I was one happy little girl, who didn't even cry when left alone in kindergarten.

From there, I remember everything by school years - :) in primary school, =( in secondary school, :)) in JC, =)) in university - largely because there was a lot of unhappiness outside of school, terrible days when I had to endure all the quarreling and the screaming too... That kind of puts a lot of things into perspective.

But while I say that my schools, especially JC and university, have moulded the mf today, I cannot ignore the fact that my family may have an even greater effect on me - it made me realise that it is most important to be happy :)

And so, I have been rather 看得开, and I don't try to control things I cannot control, which interestingly has also led me to try to control everything controllable - take a peek at how I organise my music and pictures :p (less organised now but I'm trying!)

I also like to take things easy, take the time to smell the pretty flowers, gaze at clear blue skies and play with the lovely sheep (plural now).

Just thinking about what SY and XY said a long time ago* and I realise the stark difference between the two of them and mf: they seem to think life boring without work while I envy them! Psst, do you still think so? :)

*Can't remember when - I drafted this a long time ago!

Sito is another one - must work! Good la, at least one of us should be hardworking :p

Honestly, I could appreciate the need to work when work is exciting.. My job can be exciting and satisfying but tiring. In fact, lately, there isn't much excitement! And there isn't much time either! Perhaps cos of my part-time diploma too... Who am I kidding.. Yes, my part-time course is taking away a lot of leisure time!

I really want to have the time to do things I want to do and gaze at blue skies and sleeping cats. Some guy once said that only those who could not afford it would enjoy idling the most. I couldn't agree more!

But I shall be zen about it, just take things as they come. After all, I still want to live on dreamily..

mf is on medical leave today

Had a minor surgical procedure this morning. Was a bit nervous but Sito was with me :)

Nurse said that Sito would have to wait outside but she would bring him in when the procedure was over.

So I laid down on something that looked like a dentist chair, and read 8days from February - I haven't read that for years! Like, more than a decade! (Read a scanned article last month but that was work :p)

Then, I was given an injection on the back of my hand. The last thing I remember was shifting my butt to a more comfortable position with the nurse helping me.

Then I was in some forgettable dream.

Then I woke. Very suddenly. In a bed in another room.

Sito came to me and I realised that it was over. Oh.

My legs were wobbly at first but hunger proved more powerful - had to fast - and powered my journey to the coffee shop for an early lunch :) We slept most of the afternoon away :)

And now, I'm up! Cooked udon for dinner - the joys of a fridge full of frozen food! Never need to go downstairs when I don't need to :)

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Trends

Three data points make a trend, as exemplified by the following sms exchange with Kel. Or D.

Kel: D says: I discovered a trend! Kok siong likes girls whose name starts with 'M'. M******* to M*** to M****i! I think he likes/liked mf too!

mf: Oh, right... I discover a trend too - I've always been with guys whose name has a k. I think I liked Kok AND YOU too!! :)

And since we're on trends, let's talk maths..

mf emailed Kel one day:
i find myself procrastinating starting on a piece of work that requires number crunching....
which led me to think: why did i choose maths???!

Kel:
because you use symbols in Maths :)
if you like number crunching you'll choose accountancy :)

This is called 恍然大悟!

I hate it when people kind of expect me to jump into quant stuff - including splitting dinner bills! - just cos I majored in maths. So, I did do maths - but along the way, I forgot my multiplication tables and learnt Greek instead!

On a totally unrelated note, Sito bought a new laptop! And I inherit his macbook! Yeah!

Monday, 7 June 2010

First trip to a gynae

Went for a pre-pregnancy scan this pm. This may get a bit eek-ish for some...

One nurse at the counter was very cartoon in a nice way - that lightened me up a bit cos I was quite nervous! I mean, I was going to be examined there leh! Last that happened was with my lady GP whom I've seen for more than 10 years. And of cos Mabel at my spa for ahem, asthetic procedures :p

And so, I started doing my dreaded essay while waiting for my turn. Within that hour, I peed twice - once cos it was such a long wait! And another cos nurse said I should for a better scan.

Then, I was in.

Then, it was in!

Ok la, not so soon :p

Dr was an old chap with good bedside manners. "Milk," he said, "is for calves, not us." I've verified with him that soy milk is ok so that I can still have my muesli. Then it's "let's take a look at you!"

Nurse led me behind the curtain where I stripped before she draped a piece of cloth - pink! - over me. Then Dr came over, and the rest was history!

It wasn't very comfy but it wasn't terrible either. Just strange to have a probe in me. Very strange. Stranger than a PAP smear because it went further *.* Glad Dr kept talking - I felt better with the distraction! Later, he even gave me a book list on nutrition and recipes, and showed me his old photos when he was fat!

Still feeling a bit strange now. But I'm glad I went with Jo's suggestion to have a baseline scan of the insides before pregnancy. My dear girlfriends reading this, pls go see a gynae before trying to conceive!

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Just one

I was on the way home when Sito was on his way out for an event. We were chatting on the phone, interrupted only by broken signals along the way, when he realised that our trains would pass each other!

mf: Oh, we can spot each other!
Sito: It'll be too fast..

And of course he was right.

But as our trains passed each other somewhere between Commonwealth and Queenstown, I was sure that if we could just play back in slow motion what we'd seen, we would find each other in one of a thousand frames :)
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