Thursday, June 27, 2013

Puss loves to jalan jalan

 After the haze has cleared, Puss started his usual patrol.

Makan_13: Tampopo and books

Lunch at Tampopo

Books bought but no time to devour.

Too cute

 Randomness: Had a day off and bought mummy out for lunch. Shopped and had a good time away from work. Items bought (pictured) were from another day btw.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Freak weather : Of hails and fallen trees

I have a huge fascination with the weather. If I have another choice, I would be happy to study the weather and be a meteorologist.

Heavy downpour yesterday. Wind howling and I didn't realised till the rain has stopped that there were hailstones too. HAILSTONES!!! Falling ice! In Singapore. Waaaah!

Went online and saw videos and news and was truly happy that non got hurt, sad that I didn't witness and touch the hails and told myself never to take anything for granted in this weird times.

Hail not related to cloud seeding; rain is not toxic: NEA
Rain, hail and strong winds wreak havoc

Next 24 Hour Forecast
Source: NEA

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The sweet smell of rain dances across the school :)

Low PSI on Monday 24 June 2013

My pretty tree protecting us from the haze and a home for many sightings of birds

The leaves of my tree has turned yellow.. is this from the haze?

Amazed how a shift of wind direction changes the course of the haze pathway in just a matter of a few hours

Truly thankful for the rain that falls heavily as I type. The cheers heard from the students and the rustling of leaves and branches as the wind howls. It's a good respite and who can predict what tomorrow weather and wind will bring?

So it's true then to this report ....Only rain can help S'pore now

God loves us.

Weekend post : Haze and clearer skies

View of MBS on Saturday morning (Picture by E)

Clearer skies and lower PSI in the day

Something Cute

PSI Reading on Sunday

Better air this week?

The weekend brought about clearer skies and better air. The PM 2.5 is still on the high side but at least the air is not so thick with smoke and I can see the blue skies and walk around without masks.

Out to GWC we went and bought a box of N95 masks which cost $64! $3.20 each! Yes, it's always good to get for standby and half of it went to hubby's friend.

Friday, June 21, 2013

All about Haze

PSI Updates

19 June 2013 - Top Pic by E,  bottom: catching the haze on the way back from the airport
19 June 2013: Highest record 321

20 June 2013: Yishun pond, View from KTPH

Picture by S, view from her place

Suffocated by the haze and a brilliant pinkish beautiful sunset

The haze has hit a high record today at 12PM. For once I'm glad I'm at work, in this nice air conditioned environment. It is horrible, the smell, the nausea and the headache plus siap siap eyes.

I need a new place and I'm gonna install air conditioned in every room! Sleeping in a non air conditioned room with windows shut and only with the fan is not so ideal now. The smell is suffocating. Sigh. Wonder how long it would take to subside and the impact it will have on my health and work next week.

Anyhow, it is VERY important to hydrate! Made numerous trips to the toilet today. Drank loads of H20 to quench the thirst and to ease the throat.

Hydration is important. Drank more than 2 litres at work.

And I gave myself a treat! The drink is not too bad. Basically sugar. haha. Well, there's wheat grass, supposedly an anti oxidant.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

I don't think I'm paranoid but I think everyone is talking about me...

The Haze is back, reaching to a new high of 172 at 3pm today. Worst since 1997. It's like living in a huge BBQ pit. Try as I might, I can't recall how life was like in 1997 when I was in school when the worst haze struck.

PSI hits new high at 172 at 3PM; Worst since 1997 -  AsiaOne
PSI hits new high of 172 at 3pm; worst since 1997
PSI hits new high of 172 at 3pm; worst since 1997

PSI hits new high of 172 at 3pm; worst since 1997

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Be strong

This year there will be a huge change for me. Something that I wanted since I was a kid and never got about to having it due to many reasons. I can cry about it, dream about it and pray about it but I never expect to have it till now. This is only the very beginning, my very first step in its entrance and there will be a long and (hopefully) less stressful years ahead. (haha) There is a long way ahead and I will have to be very focused and work very hard in order to be able to graduate.

My hubby is the greatest person to thank for he pushes me to dare to dream, dare to try and dare to cry if i fail to get in. Indeed, the application, test and interview were nerve wreacking and the waiting.. ooh the waiting to get the news makes my self doubts increases to a new high.

So I got in and I panicked again. Hard not to be stress when my work load is piling, self expectations increases and anxiety to get through this becomes overwhelming.


I picked up the Daily Bread and I flipped to the date 17 June 2013 and this appears. It's like God's message to me.

Because I have the opportunity, my insecurities creeps up on me. Opponents in many forms. Self, work mates and work loads. People may know about it and may choose to support me or may try ways and means to topple me. I may become my greatest enemy if I don't learn to control my thoughts and emotions.

Stay alert. Know myself. Listen to my body. Know when I'm self destructive. Be alert when others mean harm. Stay alert for God's wisdom and help.

Stand firm in the faith. Believe that I won't be left behind by God.

Show courage. So what if I may not be as smart. so what if I fail (Please no. too expensive to fail). I need to stand when I fall and learn to be a better person. Trials makes a person stronger. Makes a person believe.

Be strong. Stand up and move on.

Everything you do should be done in love. Amen.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Out exploring the quirky and the arts

Sculpture Square

"Goldilocks" and the 3 pandas :)

The little red Nonya and the Big Bad Wolf

Love the tiles and love being with you


The side side

Scary Teeth

Spent a Saturday exploring the arts with hubby. Quirky design and fun exhibitions at Sculpture Square and SAM.
It was a good way to destress and have fun :)

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Little Red Riding Hood Hello Kitty

wondering if I should collect the rest.. Froggy this week? :)

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Monday, June 3, 2013

Hoping for a relaxing June...

I doubt so... many assignments to mark! aaaaaah... but I'm hoping for a couple of days of short break!