Wednesday, June 29, 2011


My curiosity got the better of me and I had to pick this book up and straight to the borrowing machine. I want to know what chemistry is involve in this passionated lip locking exercise which some cannot get enough.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Drink n be Merry

In conclusion, I have neither the taste buds to detect the fresh, fruity or honeyed nor the nose to sniff the aroma of lycee, greengrass or gooseberry. Over the weekend, on invitation of friends, attended a session on wine appreciation over dinner. Was all excited as until then, I guzzle my wine preferring the taste of white over red. Not knowing how to sip and enjoy. However, after going through Pinot Noir to shiraz and a bottle of sweet Riesling, I still prefer white wine. The next bottle of wine I purchase, I'll eye, nose and swirl the aerated liquid round my tongue.

Friday, June 24, 2011


The home, sanctuary for the body and soul after a grueling day at the battlefield. A refuge, comforting and secure, away from the maddening crowd. A quiet retreat to recuperate the weary bones and fried brains. A time to spend with loved ones. Sadly some dread the thought of going home.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Constructive Not destructive

Giving constructive advice is much more effective and productive then making cutting and sarcastic remarks which, not only gets one fuming but also no solution.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Searching For a Friend

Me : Hello, May I speak to Julie L**?
Stranger: Where are you calling from?
Me : I'm L**** calling from V*****
Stranger: I'm sorry but Julie has left the company 4 years ago.
Me : Oh! Is there any way I can contact her.
I'm an old friend of hers.
Stranger: Why don't you give me your contact and I'll pass to herwhen I see her.
Me : Do you have a contact number?
Stranger: No, but Penang is so small, we're bound to see each other.
(Not convinced and still determine to find her)
Me : Do you know where is working now?
Stranger: I think she left for W***** U
Me : You have the number of the U?
Stranger: Let me browse...... Ah, it's ****
Me : By the way just to confirm that we're talking about the same person.
Is she in her forties, shoulder length hair?
Stranger:Yes, yes, and Slim built and wears spectacle?
Me : Yes, that sounds like Julie. Thank you.
3 calls later, I had her direct line. The minute I heard her voice, I know, I've found her, my long lost friend Julie Lim.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

X Men

Friday night-Popcorn and movie night aka. family outing. Xmen 1st Class. Action packed right from the start, commented son, father thought it to be too predictable while youngest simply enjoyed the, not too squeamish plot. Eldest had to missed for she was working late.

Saturday, June 11, 2011


Arrgh... just as the plot thickens, the story ended abruptly. Upon checking, at wikipedia, this novel is the 1st of a very ambitious 5 part series of The Clifton chronicles!! It'll be years before I can get to the end of this epic story.

Friday, June 10, 2011


Spent few days last week with SIL. One year my junior a swing single and she has it all planned. For her retirement. She disclosed. When eventually she needs to be pampered and taken care of, she wants to Spent her days with her other single friends playing mahjong and doing her laps in a retirement village. Hopefully by then, there would be such village. If not then an 'atas'/exclusive home. For now, she is wisely investing all her ringgits in properties making sure it'll be enough for her to live in style.

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Salad, Chinese style

Popiah, salad chinese style. Lots of vegetable, a sprinkle of protein and carb. Something crunchy with dressing in a form of sweet paste, chinese the way, of course. But, In this case, most ingredients are cooked and eaten warm.

Alway ready to try out the popiah at every new eatery centres I go. Yesterday morning at the KimKeat Palm hawker centre. For 90 cents, it's skin is still moist and soft with the beansprouts cooked just right and a hint of coriander.

Saturday, June 04, 2011

After Camp

Perspiring and sweating for 2 nights sleeping in the 5 man tent pitched in the middle of the school field. One whole day of trekking on Ubin Island in the sweltering sun. Youngest came home with a 38.9C temperature, sorethroat and a splitting headache with rashes all over her body. I'm sure when the fever subsides she'll tell me some good times she had. But for now, I'll have to bear with her grouch.

Friday, June 03, 2011

Only Time Will Tell

Finally the long awaited reserved book, arrived. Was looking forward to the hardcopy version for the bigger font. Better to read with. For the next few night, this will keep me absorbed?

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Deceiving Title

Titles and book covers can be deceiving. Recently was given a novel as a present. The title and the synopsis sounded like a traveller's tale on an ancient route. However, upon reading I found that it was not. Neither a lonely planet guide nor an account of the writer's trip but rather a fraction of her provocative imagination. I'm sure whoever who presented me the book had no idea of the content.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011


Youngest is off to a 2 day sec2 camp today. However, she is not looking forward to it.Grumbling grumbling for the last one week. She is fearful of heights and one of the activity is the flying fox. No air-con in classrooms where they'll be Sleeping in sleeping bags with 8 fans spinning as if it's about to take-off. No friends. All the girls are randomly group from across all classes. Luckily, She has one classmate in her group of 12. Last on her grumbling list, bathing. They are given only a bucket of cold water to wash from tip to toe. She is not bringing her hair conditioner. No fun when it's not spending 24/3 with friends screaming, laughing, gossiping and snoring. This morning I spotted girls pulling along trolley bag on one hand and carrier bag on the other. Must be taking the bathroom and the bedroom with them too. Wonder what stories will she tell me when I pick her up on friday.