Friday, September 24, 2010

Cold and bundled

yes, it's me.. all huddled up on our humid shores. feeling miserable and sick right now. Inflamed throat, scratchy eyes, feverish, achy joints and cold. Went to see my Dr earlier, he's 74! I looked at him with grand-daughterly love and listen to his jokes (he thinks I'm having F1 fever- and maybe an hr at the tracks at Marina Bay tonight will help perhaps?) :) and listened to his sister who is his clinic nurse about him retiring soon. I feel sad. I know he should take a break and do what he wants to do but I do know that he likes being here for his patients and aiding the old and failing residents at this estates. He has been my Dr since I was a baby, giving my my first jabs and treating my baby illnesses, so I will miss him if he retires.

for someone in the medical line, I hate visiting a Dr and will try to self medicate as much as possible before stepping foot into a clinic and paying horrendous amount for trade medications. I ever paid up to S$80 for some nasal spray and dunno-what-else at a 24hrs clinic in HV. Thank goodness it was a co-payment and the claimed medical amount was quite substantial. I'd like to think that my Dr is a kind man unlike other mercenary Drs that I have came in contact with who views medicine as a profit earning business. He has done so much for me... and he has touched my entire family and a few primary school friends who visits him when they are sick even though it's a distance from where they lived!

it just rained heavily and am now huddling in front of my lap top, I'm thankful that I went to see him earlier. I'm going to have some hot tea and a bun and hope to feel better soon.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Much Love Monday: Heart shaped sugar

I love coffee and sugar pieces that comes in shapes of hearts.
Surprised finds at the Ritz.
It's difficult to love Mondays but joining this Much Love Monday post makes Monday much more fun.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

You always catches me when I fall

I miss you. Can't wait for you to be back.

Being happy is a full time job!

 source: autumnraiine

Makan_10: Seafood Aglio Olio

16 Sep 10 @14:15

Day at work- things that keeps me happy

Pictures of stuffs at work. I don't have a desk and I have an old IBM laptop that I pray that it would not crash. My piggy pouch for my hole puncher, staples and paper clips and post it pads and scissors and my black pencil case for my many pens. Paper and payments and a cup given by Z when I joined. FIlled with my current favourite green tea with gemicha (brown rice) that I drinks everyday, often refilling it up to 5 times. It's Healthy and I love the taste and it keeps me hydrated. Keeping myself happy and being positive. Be thankful and be happy.

I can't control how others talk and behave but I can control my reaction and thoughts. Hang in there!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Wandering bunny

spotted on the way home. such a cutie!


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Makan_10: Roast chicken with Brie and avocado and Focaccia bread

14 Sep 10 @15:32

Late lunch:the sandwich was sooooo good! Cedele is now my official favourite sandwich place! make it salad place too!

Raining hearts and flocks of birds

Awesome pictures! grabbed it from here


yesterday was a lousy night. hate receiving work messages at night after work. especially those that leaves you going "huh?" and hanging in space. ok now after venting it out. life goes on, act like a cat.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Lazy Sunday

sunshine and happiness and a cup of coffee

Makan_10: Random Food shots

Prawn Mee from Auntie Chai Malaysian Food

Chicken Rice from Space @ My humble House

Love the Tom Yam Soup from Bangkok Jam

Japanese set from Ichiban Boshi Japanese Restaurant

My delicious ramen from Tampopo


My life is all about food.
Random food shots from over the last 3 months.

Lovely birthday treats :)

SY surprised me with a lovely tea treat for my birthday at Ritz. I felt so blessed and happy and I need to remind myself to count my blessings every time I'm feeling lousy. The food was great and we sat there and oohed and aahed at every pretty items that they served (it's an 8 course tea set) and drank latte, coffee and earl grey tea. We were so full at the end of the meal! 

It's on my list for a second visit!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Cats at home at Ikea

saw the making of this ad on Too Fast too Furry. it makes my heart all fuzzy.
the saying about cats are the owners and we are their slaves rings true. I'm torn between a cat or a dog if we ever get our house. the feline creatures are an acquired species for they hiss and turn away when they are not in the mood (kinda like me? hahahah) anyhow, all I want is to provide either one with a home and lots of love. :)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Thankful being alive at 32.

I know it sounds strange to be thankful to be alive at 32, because 32 is not all that old. But last year was a trying year for me. Not to be melodramatic, I treasured my life because I thought it would be over before I'm ready to let go. It was at that moment when I realised that my life is really that fragile.

I have decided to live my life. Not the way most people do and at times, I feel guilty for doing this but it's my life, my choice.

It's strange that I bought the book "Eat, Pray, Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert almost 2 years ago but never reading it, and kept pushing it to the back of my reading list. Yesterday, I saw this paragraph and I could relate to it:

"The Bhagavad Gita- that ancient Indian Yogic text- says that it is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of somebody else's life with perfection. So now I have started living my own life. Imperfect and clumsy as it may look, it is resembling me now, thoroughly."

The Bhagavas Gita is a Hindu scripture and I only found out more about it today. You can read it here. 

Nevertheless, the imperfect way (to some) I'm living my life now is me thoroughly. I'm committed to people and things I care about and I'm learning about myself and how to be a better person and not influence by "cosmic and climatic" influence (if you catch my drift). I'm learning to love myself everyday and learning more about myself. I'm learning to say "no" without guilt (hard, I tell you) and doing what I want (within reasonable boundaries of course).
Like getting a Ultimate Ice mocha blended because it makes me feel good, climbing up that taaaaall tree, walking barefooted, licking an ice cream, walking in the rain, smelling pages of new books, running my fingers on smooth fabrics, meowing at cats in public (*note: not cute when am adult does that, in comparison to a child) and more.

Most importantly, I thank God for all His blessings right now. For the love I received, for my hubby, my family, my friends. For beautiful skies, romantic rain, blooming flowers and new born kittens.

I am truly blessed.... and I'm still not quite ready to let go.

Thank you.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Walking to the library and digital art

In an attempt to start living a healthy lifestyle and to try to minimize the fats multiplying in our body, we decided to be healthy and walk.

So we walked from our place to the library, then to HV (with the aid of bus to 2 bus stops) before our destination, and walking home with  significant weight of some groceries.

I'd like to think that some weight have been lost, but that's just wistful thinking on my part. Will try to walk as much as I can, and most importantly be healthy!

Night view
it's quiet and the light breeze caresses.
Trees lines the pavement
shadows cast an art
it's pretty romantic :)

 saw some digital art display in the library by Radin Mas Primary school. It's impressive and I'm still processing the fact that Pri school teaches digital art. Wow! I recall art lessons in Pri School to be about using crayons and water colours as a medium. And collages. wow. 
Different generation. I'm old.

September 2010- Go green.

Love my area. Love my library.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Don't like the mirror right now

Too much food these last 2 weeks. I can feel my tummy protruding and I get a shock when I see my face in the photos taken today. I look so bloated and chubby...
Gosh. I need to be on a diet.

I'm feeling sad just by looking at myself right now. Maybe it's water retention. Maybe. Maybe. Maybe.

Maybe I'm just fat right now. Urrghs!

Farewells and Welcome meals

Kko Kko Na Ra

Pasta Brava

Feasting for P's farewell & R's welcome.