Monday, July 31, 2006


Sunday morning at McRitchie. MDH and Shan came along for the cool early morning fresh air. After 5km jog-a-walk following the treetop trail, to my delight I found what I have been looking for. Rubber seeds. Thanks to LCS for the information!

Thursday, July 27, 2006


My first book, "Five Go off in a caravan" by Enid Blyton was introduced to me at the age of 8 by my english tutor. The best way to learn english, she believed, was by reading. Twice a week she would patiently read with me. That was the beginning of my love affair with books. Action packed Alistair McClean romantic Danielle Steel, mysterious Evelyn Atothony, lovable vet James Herriot, thriller spinner Jeffrey Archer, Imaginative Jean M. Auel of course marvellous Roal Dahl are among the many, that accompanied me through my teen age years and into my adulthood. Yes, in keeping with times, Dan brown has joined my stable of authors.
I have this little telly in my head. Every time I read, my imagination begins...
When, Shan was 3, she just could not understand what my older children and I see in books. One day, she too decided to join in the fun. She picked up a book by shirley hughes and started to read!!!
Of course, she was looking at the colourful pictures and making her own stories. That was fine with me.
It was also the beginning of her interest in books. Learning grammar is just too tedious. Shan does not always know why or when to use the right grammar but she knows when a sentence is not grammatically correct. "It does not sound right" she would complain.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006


Theme for this week in singapore "Meatout week" Can we really enjoy our food without a least a sliver of meat? Even a fishball does make a different. I know my son can't. The statistic from AVA speaks volumes. We are carnivorous. I love my chicken wing from IKEA, I love my meat stewed in soya sauce, I love my raw fish porridge and I love my stew duck.
The realisation of how meat are "produced" do make me feel guilty.
The exent we go to, just to satisfy our unsatiable craving for meat. Can we close one eye, plea ignorant and continue enjoying our roast?
More should be done to encourage less meat and more delicious vegetables recipes.

Monday, July 24, 2006


Looked forward to the health exhibition held at the suntec over the weekend. Arrived 5min before 10a.m. Firstly to get a choice parking spot and secondly to miss the crowd. A few hundred others had the same idea too. Holding on to the newspapers patiently queuing. Hmm...
On the dot 10a.m. a mad rush to get into the exhibition hall. I was flabbergasted.
Should have known, they, the grannies, uncles and aunties were

all rushing from booth to booth collecting their rightful packets of freebies!!!!! Do they really need those stuffs?? Or is it the sheer thrill and accomplishment of getting something for nothing?I refused to stop at those booths. They may have managed to pull the crowd but sure have not effectively promote their products.
So much has been written on the exhibition but indeed a dissapointment.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Honey and lime

Bounced back after last week's bout of flu. Must have been all the berries and the lime with honey concoction I have been guzzling. Relieved that my children did not catch it even though Shan was still giving me my daily dose of hugs and kisses.

Monday, July 17, 2006


Must be the running in and out of the humid tropical outside and the wintery indoors. I can hardly open my watery eyes. My nose is eloping with the tissue. My throat is on fire. And it's monday. Sinusitis I hope.

Friday, July 14, 2006


Did not want all the raving reviews to influence my reading list. Found one laying around the living room. Son left it there hoping to catch my attention. It did. I read it. Mei's presented me, the 2nd book for my birthday. I read as swiftly as the plot was paced.

A first for me. About ambigram. Word designed to be read upside down, back to front, or in a mirror as well as left to right.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

yo nen sei no yomimono desu.

Needed some time for myself today. After my duty at Shan's school zoomed.... off I went.
Down to Orchard Road. Parked the car at Far east plaza. A refreshing walk with a light drizzle and the cool breeze . Has been raining since 6a.m this morning. As usual, had to check out the bags at Tangs. The shoes at Takashimaya. Next stop, the bookshop. Kinokuniya. Browsing from title to title looking for something I can read with ease. Finally settled for this.
Ooops.... running late. "Pick Mei up at 2.30p.m" *sigh*
Then there's tonight's dinner. A quick dash to the meat section. Western fare tonight. Chicken chop.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Au revoir

Harsh remarks must have been made for Zidane to lose his cool and butted Materazzi.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Pasta and baguetta

After this morning's semi final match. It's pasta vs baguetta in the final battle this coming monday .

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Uncles and nephews

It's true in the case of my family clan gathering . We only get to meet up during weddings or important customary family functions. On these occassions we oooohs and aaahhs on how much one has changed, how much the young ones have grown. How well maintain our aunties are and how suave our uncles have mellowed into. Last sunday was no different.
Then there are taboo subjects. Never ask if you want a happy and magical evening of great friends food and wine. Profession,, education level and marital status.

Saturday, July 01, 2006


Started the day uneasy after reading about the death of a 30 year old man due toa severe headache.
Doctors should listen to patients. Patients are the one that know what is going on in them. I just cannot comprehend how the Doc was so adamant that it was only a normal headache. The fact that the Patient had been having the severe headache for 5 days. Slurred speech and weakness in the right arm and leg on the 5th day. Yet the Doc nonchalantly sent him home not agreeing to do a scan even after it was requested by the family. Whatever happen to the motto" better safe then sorry" Now 1 1/2 year old Tricia is fatherless all because the Doc just won't open his mind and heart to listen.

Taking a short trip to KL tomorrow. ta...ta...


Must have been bitten by the travel bug last night. Suddenly I have this urge.

To see japan by rail. To soak in the countryside and smell the sea.
To travel to
Tibet. To be awed by the towering snow capped mountain ranges.
To trek to
Bhutan. To be mystified by the ancient customs and cultures.
*sigh* guess it'll have to wait. I need to first find a travelling companion.